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2022

  1. America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The recent prodding of Russia by expanding Ukrainian anti-Russian ethnic violence by Ukraine's neo-Nazi post-2014 Maiden regime was aimed at (and has succeeded in) forcing a showdown in response to America's fear that it is losing its economic and political hold on its NATO allies and other Dollar Area satellites. These countries have seen major opportunities for gain to lie in increasing trade and investment with China and Russia.
  2. Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign: Jeremy Corbyn's Political Assassination
    Zollmann, Florian; Coles, T.J.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the British Labour Party, was subjected to a concerted propaganda campaign by the British right-wing military-industrial establishment, which regarded him as a threat to its interests. This article fleshes out the individual components of this campaign and dissects how it was amplified by the British mainstream media. As Corbyn pointed out, he was not the threat. The real 'threat' was the general public who would have used Corbyn as a political representative to bring services back into common ownership, moderately raise taxes on the wealthy, properly fund social security, and to some degree curtail British militarism abroad.
  3. As Trudeau cracks down, the left drives protesters into the right's arms again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Divide and rule, the cultivation of tribalism, is an insurance policy against successful dissent and the threat of revolution.
  4. Asian socialists condemn Russia's war on Ukraine, NATO expansionism
    Statements against the war

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  5. Australian Government Sanctions People For Sharing Unauthorized Thoughts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Stomping on speech which doesn't align with the authorized opinions of the government and the globe-spanning empire of which it is a member state.
  6. Barely Legal: the Global Uber Enterprise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    In terms of the gig economy, there are few more ruthless buccaneers than this San Franciscan ride-share company that has persistently specialised in cutting corners and remaking them.
  7. Ben Norton aka Multipolarista interviews Michael Hudson: Destiny of Civilization
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2022
    The decline of the US dollar, the three 'systems', the sanctions war on Russia, on the eve of the publication of Prof. Hudson's new book: The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism.
  8. Big Tech's 'Cancel Culture' Love Affair
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Cancel culture is inbuilt in the techno-feudalist project: conform to the hegemonic narrative, or else. Journalism that does not conform must be taken down. This month, several of us - Scott Ritter, myself, ASB Military News, among others - were canceled from Twitter. The - unstated - reason: we were debunking the officially approved narrative of the Russia/NATO/Ukraine war.
  9. British 'Watchdog' Journalists Unmasked as Lap Dogs for the Security State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The cases of Carol Cadwalladr and Paul Mason reveal how readily celebrated media figures are recruited to the intelligence services’ covert information war against other journalists.
  10. Calls By Western Socialists For A Russian Retreat From Ukraine Amount To De Facto Support For NATO Aggression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    NATO socialists dismiss or ignore altogether the concerns of Russia over the expansionism, militarism and sanctions of the NATO alliance. In reality, Russian diplomatic efforts to push back against NATO's aggression - and NATO's use of Ukraine for its aggression - have gone on for several decades.
  11. The Capitalist Solution to 'Save' the Planet: Make It an Asset Class & Sell it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Lynn Fries speaks to John Bellamy Foster on a critically important and underreported topic: how investors are trying to use rapidly moving climate crisis as an opportunity to loot even more of the commons.
  12. The Casualties of Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Diabolic methods of propaganda and perception management are at work now that have no precedent. This is war waged in a new way — against domestic populations as well as those declared as enemies.
  13. Censoring Palestine: Swarms of Israeli Bots Are Crippling Pro-Palestinian Twitter Account
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The Israeli government's targeting of Palestinian digital content is well-documented. According to 7amleh, The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, the Israeli Ministry of Justice Cyber Unit sends content-removal requests aimed at Palestinian content to social media companies such as Facebook, Google, and YouTube. The Justice Ministry has boasted these corporations comply with 95% of their requests. And Israeli governmental organizations and NGOs also encourage their citizens to flag Palestinian content for removal.
  14. Censorship By Algorithm Does Far More Damage Than Conventional Censorship 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  15. Chronicle of a War Foretold
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  16. Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2022
  17. Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The evidence shows Israeli military/intel forces see journalists as 'lawful targets,' as part of the 'Cognitive War' they wage against the Palestinians, but more particularly against the global population in an attempt to legitimize their military oppression of the Palestinians in their ongoing effort of 'population expulsion' of the Palestinians from Palestinian territory.
  18. Conflict In Ukraine Used To Silence Voices Of Dissent In The United States
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Clearing the FOG speaks with political comedian Lee Camp about the sudden de-platforming that happened to him when RT America abruptly shut down after the Russian military intervention in Ukraine last month. Camp lost his program Redacted Tonight that aired weekly for the past eight years, and he was kicked off of other platforms such as Spotify. Camp talks about the big picture of growing censorship, the state of the media and freedom of the press, and the assault on the public's access to information that counters the narrative in the corporate media.
  19. Contemporary Race Theory and the Problem of History: A Critique
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The inability of contemporary race theory to fully account for and explain (rather than just label) the social dynamics that produce and reproduce inequality stems from two core assumptions that form the bedrock for this taxonomic project. The first is that anti-Black racism is an unalterable feature of American life - hence the impetus towards labeling and naming the different and ostensibly novel forms that racism takes. The second is that class analysis in inadequate theoretically, and class struggle is politically outmoded.
  20. Craig Murray: Your Man in Saughton Jail Part 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Think of every sensible thing you think you know about prison. Think of education, training, rehabilitation. It is all completely ignored by the Scottish Prison Service.
  21. The Crisis in Ukraine is a Planetary Crisis Provoked by the U.S. that Threatens Nuclear War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  22. The Crisis in Ukraine is a Planetary Crisis Provoked by the U.S. that Threatens Nuclear War
    Boyd-Barrett, Oliver

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    In the United States and its allies, Russia confronts an adversary which is the only country ever to have used nuclear weapons on another. This is also an adversary which has many times since considered using nuclear weapons again.
  23. The Crisis in Ukraine Is Not About Ukraine. It's About Germany
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  24. Defending Freedom And Democracy Sure Requires An Awful Lot Of Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Perhaps we have foolishly consented to a reality where the most powerful people in the world get to control the information people consume in order to shut down dissent against a murderous and oppressive globe-spanning oligarchic empire.
  25. Donziger: a Tale for Our Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    This case shows how we are all, in a sense, the prisoners of corporations which dictate the terms on which we live, work and share knowledge.
  26. The End of Western Civilization
    Why It Lacks Resilience, and What Will Take Its Place

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  27. Expelled from a Progressive Think Tank - for the Crime of Denouncing Antifa Violence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  28. Experts Warned For Years That NATO Expansion Would Lead To This
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Analysts and diplomats have been saying since the 1990s that NATO expansion would eventually spark a conflict in Eastern Europe.
  29. "If you want peace, prepare for war" (Russia, Ukraine, NATO, EU)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    An explanatory article on the background and geo-political rivalries leading to the 2022 escalation of conflict in Ukraine. The text is a translation of "Si vis pacem para bellum – Wer Frieden will rüste sich zum Krieg (Platon, Cicero, Russland, Ukraine, NATO, EU)" by Gruppen Gegen Kapital Und Nation (Groups against Capital and Nation) which was published on February 21st, two days before the Russian invasion began.
  30. The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter Is Hiring an Alarming Number of FBI Agents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Twitter has been on a recruitment drive of late, hiring a host of former feds and spies. Studying a number of employment and recruitment websites, MintPress has ascertained that the social media giant has, in recent years, recruited dozens of individuals from the national security state to work in the fields of security, trust, safety and content.
  31. For Washington, War Never Ends
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rearmament of Germany confirmed that for the United States, the war in Europe was not entirely over. It still isn't. It goes on and on.
  32. Foreign Agents Designation Causes Media Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Media based in countries the United States regards as enemies, such as Russia and China, even if they are privately owned, are required to register as "foreign agents." So are media which run reports critical of U.S. foreign policy, like Al Jazeera. Other state owned-media, like the BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, let alone Voice of America, are not required to register.
  33. Forget liberating Ukraine - We first need to liberate our minds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Because we in the West are the strongest tribe on the planet, we are also the most deluded, the most propagandized, and the most dangerous.
  34. France Stuck in the Extreme Center
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    After years of neoliberalism, French politics that venture outside the conformist centre's unshakable loyalty to the Atlantic Alliance are now dangerously 'extreme.'
  35. Frieden für die Ukraine - Wie der Krieg beendet werden kann
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  36. Für eine populäire Linke
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Wir wollen eine LINKE, die für die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung, die Arbeitenden, die Familien, die Rentnerinnen und Rentner und die sozial Benachteiligten aktiv ist.
  37. How the Left betrayed the Truckers
    The convoy is despised by those who should support it

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Ottawa's truckers are a symptom of the massive class divide that is opening up across the West. Marxists are sticking their heads in the sand about this generational moment, or papering it over with absurd topsy-turvy leaps.
  38. How the organized Left got Covid wrong, learned to love lockdowns and lost its mind
    An autopsy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    For two years the left has championed policies of surveillance and exclusion in the form of: punitive vaccine mandates, invasive vaccine passports, socially destructive lockdowns, and radically unaccountable censorship by large media and technology corporations. For the entire pandemic, leftists and liberals - call them the Lockdown Left - cheered on unprecedented levels of repression aimed primarily at the working class: those who could not afford private schools and could not comfortably telecommute from second homes.
  39. How 'Virtual Crime Scenes' Became a Propaganda Tool in Nicaragua, Ukraine, and Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Creating "virtual crime scenes" is a tool which enables establishment media such as the New York Times, the BBC or (in Spain) El Pais, to convey interpretations of the events which conveniently coincide with the way they are seen by the US government and its allies.
  40. How Zelensky Made Peace With Neo-Nazis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    While Western media deploy Zelensky's heritage to refute accusations of neo-Nazis in Ukraine, the president now depends on them as front line fighters in the war with Russia.
  41. I know Israel practices apartheid because I helped enforce it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Rafael Silver left Israel because he could no longer be a part of a system that practices apartheid against the Palestinian people. "I have seen it in action with my own eyes," he writes. "I have enforced it during my military service in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip and supported it as an Israeli taxpayer."
  42. In memoriam: John W. Warnock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    John Warnock leaves behind an incomparably rich political legacy.
  43. In These Days of Great Tension
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Rather than allow this war to escalate and for positions to harden, it is important for the guns to go silent and the discussions to recommence. writes Vijay Prashad.
  44. In Ukraine, 'No One Hears That There Is a Diplomatic Solution'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  45. India: Birds Drop Out of the Sky, People Die
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    "The streets, she says, are lined with dead things. Dogs. Cats. Cows. Animals of all kinds are just there, dead. They've perished in the killing heat. They can't survive." People spend all day in canals and rivers and lakes. Some people line the streets passed out at the edge of life or death.
  46. An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Google has sent a warning shot across the world, ominously informing media outlets, bloggers, and content creators that it will no longer tolerate certain opinions when it comes to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  47. Is it already too late to say goodbye? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    My blog posts once attracted tens of thousands of shares. Then, as the algorithms tightened, it became thousands. Now, as they throttle me further, shares can often be counted in the hundreds. "Going viral" is a distant memory.
  48. Is this how it all ends?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  49. The Israeli Execution of Shireen Abu Akleh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Israel, which shoots hundreds of Palestinians a year, routinely includes reporters and photographers on its target lists. The execution of Abu Akleh was not an accident. She was singled out for elimination.
  50. Israel's Apartheid Against Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Amnesty International has analysed Israel's intent to create and maintain a system of oppression and domination over Palestinians and examined its key components: territorial fragmentation; segregation and control; dispossession of land and property; and denial of economic and social rights. It has concluded that this system amounts to apartheid. Israel must dismantle this cruel system and the international community must pressure it to do so. All those with jurisdiction over the crimes committed to maintain the system should investigate them.
  51. It's Not OK for Grown Adults to Think This Way About Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  52. Joe Biden's Saber-Rattling Threatens World War III - with China and Russia
    Fits long pattern of war-mongering and provocations that are a feature of the American Century

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  53. Leaked emails expose Paul Mason's collusion with senior British intelligence agent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    In leaked emails, celebrity journalist Paul Mason plots extensively with Andy Pryce of the UK Foreign Office Counter Disinformation and Media Development unit.
  54. The left-wing case against identity politics
    It is time progressives stood up to the racism, classism and misogyny of wokeness.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Book review of The Identity Myth by David Swift.
  55. A Lemming Leading the Lemmings
    Slavoj Zizek and the Terminal Collapse of the Anti-War Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Have you noticed how every major foreign policy crisis since the U.S. and U.K.'s invasion of Iraq in 2003 has peeled off another layer of the left into joining the pro-NATO, pro-war camp?
  56. "Let Me Go Get My Big White Man"
    The Clientelist Foundation of Contemporary Antiracist Politics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    No matter what those who propound it may believe about themselves or, more meaningfully, want the rest of us to believe about them, contemporary race-reductionist politics - i.e., what is commonly recognized as antiracist politics - is not in any way left, egalitarian, or democratic. It is not linked to any popular, insurgent, or 'bottom-up' black or other political expressions. It is not oriented practically toward a vision of broadly egalitarian social transformation, nor is it at all aligned with or congenial to any project of generating a political movement toward such ends.
  57. Let's Back Up A Sec And Ask Why Free Speech Actually Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    To really answer the question of whether the increasingly widespread practice of Silicon Valley censorship via algorithm and deplatforming is a major problem and whether an increase in speech restriction is desirable, we need to take a step back and ask ourselves why free speech even matters in the first place.
  58. The Lie of American Innocence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The branding of Vladimir Putin as a war criminal by Joe Biden, who lobbied for the Iraq war and staunchly supported the 20 years of carnage in the Middle East, is one more example of the hypocritical moral posturing sweeping across the United States. It is unclear how anyone would try Putin for war crimes since Russia, like the United States, does not recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. But justice is not the point. Politicians like Biden, who do not accept responsibility for our well-documented war crimes, bolster their moral credentials by demonizing their adversaries. They know the chance of Putin facing justice is zero. And they know their chance of facing justice is the same.
  59. The main enemy is at home
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The outbreak of war is always a human disaster with unforeseeable consequences. The 'fog of war,' incessant propaganda, rapidly changing events, our own confused thoughts and emotions, all make it exceedingly difficult to know how to react.
  60. Media Support 'Self-Determination' for US Allies, Not Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Non-Western media outlets have identified a precedent for Russia citing Donetsk and Luhansk's right to self-determination as a rationale for attacking Ukraine: the Kosovo War. In 1999, NATO conducted a 78-day war that helped to dismember Yugoslavia and create a new state, Kosovo, a Serbian province whose population was 90% ethnic Albanians.
  61. My Nelson Mandela is dead
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The way to liberate the Palestinians from Israel requires replacing the apartheid regime known as "Israel" with a free, democratic Palestine – and not expecting that Israel itself will allow Palestinians to be free. Israel isn't just the perpetrator of the crime, it is, in and of itself, the crime. The existence of Apartheid Israel is the crime.
  62. The narcissism of America's race politics
    The realities of black British lives were eclipsed by BLM

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, the catch-all framework of "Black Lives Matter" was imported to every corner of the planet, even though race relations are not the same throughout the world. They are instead mediated by a country's unique history and culture.
    It was bizarre, watching the majority of liberal democracies use the example of America to make sense of race in their own countries.
  63. National Endowment for Democracy Deletes Records of Funding Projects in Ukraine
    Deletion needed to preserve big lie of an unprovoked Russian invasion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) -- a CIA offshoot founded in the early 1980s to advance "democracy promotion" initiatives around the world—has deleted all records of funding projects in Ukraine from their searchable "Awarded Grants Search" database.
  64. NATO/US vs Russia in Ukraine
    A Trotskyist Analysis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The current conflict in Ukraine seems in all likelihood to eventually be viewed as a major historical turning point. It has three interrelated threads: the decline of the American imperium; Russia’s role in an emerging multipolar geopolitical world order; and sharpening of national/ethnic antagonisms within Ukraine itself.
  65. A new generation of US-trained extremists is fighting Russia. Are we prepared for the blowback?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    US agencies have directly and indirectly trained and empowered Nazis and ultra-nationalists at home and abroad to fight Russians in Ukraine. This program follows the blueprint established by Western intelligence agencies in Afghanistan and Syria.
  66. The New Iron Curtain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The Ukraine crisis proves to be Europe's crucible and Europe proves a profound disappointment. And here's the thing about this profoundly misguided project. The populations of the Western post-democracies will pay a far higher price for letting their leaders build the thick stone wall of Cold War II than those it is supposed to consign to the wilderness. Westerners will pay this price in blindness, in ignorance, and in isolation from the global majority.
  67. No Actually The US Empire Is Still The Power To Criticize
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  68. Nuclear expert speaks on the dangers of war between the US and Russia
    Interview with Greg Mello

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Nuclear war is not one or two Hiroshima-sized bombs. The imagination cannot encompass nuclear war. Nuclear war means nuclear winter. It means the collapse of very fragile electronic, financial, governmental, administrative systems that keep everyone alive. We’d be lucky to reboot in the early 19th century. And if enough weapons are detonated, the collapse of the Earth’s ozone layer would mean that every form of life that has eyes could be blinded. The combined effects of a US-Russian nuclear war would mean that pretty much every terrestrial mammal, and many plants, would become extinct.
  69. On Being Disappeared
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    YouTube has removed the entire six-year archive of the author's show 'On Contact.' This censorship, he says, is about supporting what I.F Stone reminded us is what governments always do - lie.
  70. On Ukraine, 'progressive' proxy warriors spell disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    'Progressives" who urge leftists to support the Ukraine proxy war whitewash the US role, attack dissenting voices, and advocate the dangerous militarism that they claims to oppose.
  71. "One less traitor": Zelensky oversees campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political opposition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    While claiming to defend democracy, Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky has outlawed his opposition, ordered his rivals' arrest, and presided over the disappearance and assassination of dissidents across the country.
  72. Palestine is a loud echo of Britain's colonial past - and a warning of the future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    In moving from Nazareth back to the UK, I have stepped out of the frying pan and into the fire.
  73. The Paradoxical Seeds of The Holocaust
    Oppression and Death Live On in the Apartheid State

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    It is becoming increasingly difficult for Israel and the agencies that promote Zionism around the world to portray Zionism in rosy colors. This is primarily because there is a history of close to 100 years of Zionism; and the actions of the Zionist State, Israel, have a history of seven and a half decades of violence and racism. To add to that, in February, Amnesty International came out with a damning report demonstrating in no uncertain terms that Israel is engaged in the crime of apartheid and has been since the day it was established.
  74. Partnering With Neo-Nazis in Ukraine: An Inconvenient History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Under pressure from neo-Nazi parties that have large power that is disproportionate to their small support, Zelensky abandoned his campaign peace promise and refused to talk to the leaders of the Donbas and implement the Minsk Agreements.
  75. Paul Mason's covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Leaked emails reveal British journalist Paul Mason plotting with an intel contractor to destroy The Grayzone through "relentless deplatforming" and a "full nuclear legal" attack. The scheme is part of a wider planned assault on the UK left.
  76. Pity the Nation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Fact-based arguments Scott Ritter made challenging the case for war against Iraq were effectively silenced. Today he sees the same template in play towards anyone challenging the dogma of 'Putinism.
  77. Prison Food
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    "Not for Human Consumption." The author, who saw that label himself when he was incarcerated, calls out a widespread human rights violation being committed in U.S. prisons.
  78. A Proposed Solution to the Ukraine War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    An end to the invasion and war in Ukraine can only be guaranteed if Russia’s security is itself guaranteed. Security is largely indivisible. Security for one state requires security for others, says the Los Alamos Study Group.
  79. Robbed by Law Enforcement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    People who have never even been charged with a crime can have their life savings taken away. That’s civil asset forfeiture.
  80. Russia and the West: between sanctions and war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    On sanctions as economic war.
  81. Russia, Ukraine & the Law of War: Crime of Aggression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  82. Russia, Ukraine and the Law of War: War Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Scott Ritter lays out what the law says about war crimes and how it applies to the conflict in Ukraine.
  83. Russia-Ukraine Resources: History, context and analysis of the crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Articles and interviews examining the context and background of the 2022 crisis.
  84. Russia-Ukraine: Western media are acting as cheerleaders for war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Journalists are cheering on the arming of militias and civilians making improvised explosives - acts they usually treat as terrorism
  85. Sanctions Kill
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2022
  86. Shock and Awe: Then and Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    In the two U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the world has seen two decades of wholesale death and destruction at the hands of the U.S. military, at a cost of trillions and countless deaths estimated between one and two million.
  87. The Situation in Russia and Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  88. The 16 Biggest Lies the U.S. Government Tells America About the Ukraine War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    In any war, the first casualty is truth. Here, according to Richard Ochs, are the biggest lies.
  89. Smearing an Entire Protest Movement as Fascistic Will Come Back to Haunt My Fellow Leftists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Canadians as a whole, and especially centre-left voters, have come to believe that the legitimacy of a movement inheres not in its size or the diversity of people and views it represents, but rather in its ability to discipline and control its supporters.
  90. Social media giants repress Palestinian content
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Silicon Valley is solidly entrenching itself as a devoted enemy of political dissent. As the West implements draconian sanctions against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, including the banning of the Russian news outlets RT and Sputnik from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok as well as search engine results, social media censorship of political messaging about the Palestinian liberation struggle continues.
  91. Spotify Purges Dissident Voices In Latest Censorship Escalation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Multiple American podcasters who speak critically of the political status quo in their country are reporting that their channels have been shut down as the censorship campaign against Russia-backed media continues to escalate.
  92. Striving to make sense of the Ukraine war
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  93. Those who violated the Geneva Conventions at Guantánamo are free, while the man who helped expose their crimes languishes in prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  94. Twelve Thoughts On Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  95. Twitter Wars: My Personal Experience in Twitter's Ongoing Assault on Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  96. Ukraine: Cost of War in Africa & Global South
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    As the West is busy dealing with its own economic woes while cutting off Russian exports, little heed is being paid to those suffering the most.
  97. Ukraine: The Economic Fallout
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Economists Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff discuss the economic war against Russia and its boomerang effect on the West. Does it mean that globalization is over?
  98. US Approach to Ukraine and Russia Has Left the Domain of Rational Discourse
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  99. The US Bubble of Pretend
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The lack of objective, principled coverage of the war in Ukraine is a degenerate state of affairs. The one thing worse is the extent to which it’s perfectly fine with most Americans.
  100. US, EU sacrificing Ukraine to 'weaken Russia': former NATO adviser
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    As the Russia-Ukraine war enters a new phase, former Swiss intelligence officer, senior United Nations official, and NATO advisor Jacques Baud analyzes the conflict and argues that the US and its allies are exploiting Ukraine in a longstanding campaign to bleed its Russian neighbour.
  101. US Foreign Policy Is a Cruel Sport
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  102. Waltzing Toward Armageddon with the Merchants of Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The doctrine of permanent war dominated our lives during the Cold War and dominates our lives now.
  103. War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  104. War, Conflict & Enemies of Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The frenzy engendered by the Ukraine conflict reinforces a herd mentality that cries out for critical thinking.
  105. Washington's Sanctions War
    A Futile Attempt To Control the World Economy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    In essence, economic sanctions assume that the state is entitled to expropriate and destroy economic value owned by any business which had been doing good faith trading or financial transactions with sanctioned Russian entities.
  106. Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Neo-Nazi Publicity Stunt in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
  107. The West's Hands in Ukraine as Bloody as Putin's
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    There is a discursive nervous tic all over social media at the moment, including from prominent journalists such as Guardian columnist George Monbiot. The demand is that everyone not only "condemn" Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, but do so without qualification.
  108. What Is the Difference Between Kosovo & Donbass?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    When the corporate media push for war, one of their main weapons is propaganda by omission. In the case of the recent crisis in Ukraine, Western journalists have omitted key context about the expansion of NATO since the end of the Cold War, as well as US support for the Maidan coup in 2014. A third and crucial case of propaganda by omission relates to the integration of neo-Nazis into the Ukrainian armed forces If the corporate media reported more critically about Western support for the neo-Nazi-infested Ukrainian security services, and how these forces function as a front-line proxy of US foreign policy, public support for war might be reduced and military budgets called into greater question.
    As recent coverage demonstrates, one way of resolving this issue is by not mentioning the inconvenient matter of Ukrainian neo-Nazis altogether.
  109. Will Shireen Abu Akleh's Murder Mark a Turning Point in the Liberation of Palestine?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    As I write these words, the world is trying to make sense of the brutal assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was targeted by Israeli forces while covering yet another Israeli assault on Jenin. Furthermore, Israeli forces have now attacked the funeral procession leading Shireen to her final resting place. One wonders why is anyone surprised.
  110. Worthy & Unworthy Victims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    The life of a Palestinian or an Iraqi child is as precious as the life of a Ukrainian child. No one should live in fear and terror. No one should be sacrificed on the altar of Mars.
  111. You can't police offence
    Politicians shouldn't try to outlaw psychological distress

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022
    Delivering people from psychological distress is the business of therapists or priests, not lawmakers.
  112. Your Man in Saughton Jail Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2022

2021

  1. Agriculture's Greatest Myth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    For policymakers, the big obstacle to global promotion and restoration of small-scale farming (leaving aside the lobbying power of agribusiness) is allegedly that, "it can't feed the world". If that claim were true, local food systems would be bound to leave people hungry and so promoting them becomes selfish, short-termist, and unethical. Nevertheless, this purported flaw in sustainable and local agriculture represents a curious charge because, no matter where one looks in global agriculture, food prices are low because products are in surplus.
  2. The Amazon Chernobyl is a Warning for Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    From the Athabasca to the Niger Delta to the Ecuadorian Amazon, the fossil fuel industry, along with other extractive industries, are drenched in the blood of countless innocent people and responsible for ecological annihilation on a scale that is unimaginable.
  3. America's Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
  4. Anarchist Bookfair bans anarchist publisher
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The organizers of Montreal's Anarchist Book Fair have banned Black Rose Books, who have been publishing anarchist books since the 1960s, from participating. The reason given is that Black Rose publishes
  5. Antidote For Rural Sprawl: Land Use Zoning 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    There will always be people who will argue that zoning is an infringement upon their freedom to build a home where they choose. Speed limits and traffic lights are an infringement of our freedom to drive at any speed we want, but society recognizes that we would have chaos without such limits. The same principles apply to land use. Most of us recognize that zoning has value. Who doesn’t believe keeping structures out of a river's flood plain or keeping a pig farm out of a residential neighborhood isn’t reasonable? We need to extend that idea to the entire landscape, or we will lose much of what we consider valuable.
  6. Auschwitz survivor and fighter against fascism Esther Bejarano has died
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
  7. 'Beita is undefeatable': Inside the struggle to save this Palestinian village from Israeli settlers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    In early May, a group of Israeli settlers arrived with caravans and set up an illegal outpost on the top of Jabal Sabih on the outskirts of Beita, in the northern occupied West Bank. Every single day since then, protests in the village have been nonstop.
  8. Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The health emergency of the coronavirus is inseparable from the health emergency of extinction, the health emergency of biodiversity loss, and the health emergency of the climate crisis. All of these emergencies are rooted in a mechanistic, militaristic, anthropocentric worldview that considers humans separate from—and superior to—other beings. Beings we can own, manipulate, and control. All of these emergencies are rooted in an economic model based on the illusion of limitless growth and limitless greed, which violate planetary boundaries, and destroy the integrity of ecosystems and individual species.
  9. Boycott is a right and a duty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Israel's efforts to demonize the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) threaten a venerable form of nonviolent resistance. These efforts push for the censoring of Palestinian voices and those of our allies, undermining free speech rights and academic freedom while falsely conflating criticism of the State of Israel with anti-Jewish bigotry.
  10. Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Britain deliberately trains far fewer doctors and nurses than it needs. It makes up the difference by recruiting great numbers of trained medical staff from impoverished countries where they are already in critically short supply.
  11. But What About Hamas's Rockets?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    We must be clear: What started this immediate horror was the intensification of Israel’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
  12. The Cautionary Tale Of "Doctor America"
    How Dr. Tom Dooley -- Once A Universally Revered Secular Saint to Millions -- Found the CIA and Lost His Halo

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    How the Dulles brothers, the CIA and the U.S. Navy conspired to turn a decent man into a deceitful spreader of disinformation in support of the Vietnam War.
  13. The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media. Now The CIA Is The Media.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    In totalitarian dictatorships, the government spy agency tells the news media what stories to run, and the news media unquestioningly publish it. In free democracies, the government spy agency says “Hoo buddy, have I got a scoop for you!” and the news media unquestioningly publish it.
  14. Climate Change: Why we can't trust mainstream media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    A Q&A on capitalism, media, and climate. Explains How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change.
  15. Climate Scientists: 'Net Zero' is a dangerous trap 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The only way to keep humanity safe is by immediately and radically cutting emissions in a socially just way.
  16. Collecting the evidence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Publisher and activist Lokman Slim, assassinated last month in Lebanon, spent 30 years trying to make sure that the memories of civil conflict were not forgotten.
  17. Craig Murray's jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of "jigsaw identification".
  18. A database for the displaced
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The Kushan Baladi initiative (literally: land title initiative) was founded to create an official register of Palestinian land ownership inside the 1948 boundaries of historic Palestine, now Israel.
  19. The Day The World Ended 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The day the world ended began like any other day. People woke up, had their coffee, checked their social media, kissed their loved ones, went to work. Nobody knew it was coming.
  20. Dissenting POWs: From Vietnam's Hao Lo Prison to America Today
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
  21. Ecosocialism Not Extinction! 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Ecosocialist Alliance statement on the opening of 2021 UN climate talks in Glasgow.
  22. Everything on (the) Line
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
    On a chilly April day in 2001, some 75,000 protesters flooded the streets of Quebec City to denounce corporate globalization and a neoliberal trade deal. From that wellspring of activist anger, energy, and hope came the founding of rabble.ca: an alternative news source and community space that reported on Canadian politics from the ground, catching the attention of journalists and activists across the country. Stories of activist struggle lie at the heart of Everything on (the) Line, a collection of rabble's most incisive articles from the past twenty years.
  23. The eviction moratorium is a useful lesson in how reforms actually happen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Ray Valentine describes how collective disruption "outside the political process" won tenants significant concessions.
  24. Ex-Israeli pilot: 'Our army is a terrorist organisation run by war criminals' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    A former Israeli Air Force pilot, Yonatan Shapira, has described the Israeli government and army as "terrorist organisations" run by "war criminals."
  25. Exposing How Pro-Israel Groups Manufacture Antisemitism Narratives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    These narratives attempt to have the public, media and politicians focus on bogus allegations of antisemitism instead of Israel’s actions.
  26. The fallacy of the colonial 'right to self-defence
    Colonial powers have long demanded the 'right to self-defence' against the people they have colonised.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
  27. The Far Left and the Far Right Actually Have a Lot in Common
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    It is the strangest thing to know that most of the regular people attracted to both the far left and the far right very clearly appear to be motivated by a desire to stand up to an elite that is actively destroying the lives of so many people around the world, but they have such radically differing ideas of each other’s motivations, and of the nature of the elite they oppose.
  28. Fifteen Thoughts On Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    You don't get to drop an entire colony on top of an inhabited country, grind those inhabitants into the dirt for generations, and then claim self defense every time they retaliate. That's not a thing.
  29. 5 Errors Made by Public Heath/ Science During The Pandemic
    A Doctor Reflects

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2021
  30. Focusing Purely on Injustices in China and Russia with a Cold War Mindset Damages Human Rights Everywhere
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The essence of human rights propaganda is not lies or even exaggeration, but selectivity.
  31. Following the Science?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    "Following the science" has been the mantra of public officials from the very beginning of the pandemic. But what does "following the science" actually mean? When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make?
  32. The fortunate Marxist
    Ernie Tate (1934-2021)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Ernie Tate (1934-2021) was a long-standing supporter and leading member of Trotskyist groups in Canada and the United Kingdom and a founder of the International Marxist Group and Vietnam Solidarity Campaign in Britain.
  33. From fear to solidarity: Canada’s Jewish community and Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    For Jewish people who are already on edge, social media has created an echo chamber where their worst fears are affirmed and amplified by like-minded people. Suddenly, they’re seeing anti-Semitism everywhere. But it isn’t fear of rockets from Hamas that has got some people spooked. It’s the fact that Israel’s supporters were on the defensive against an unprecedented show of public support for the Palestinians, as well as a changing media landscape where critical opinions about Israel are now leaking through the cracks. Indeed, the traditional pro-Israel consensus that has long dominated the corporate media is now overwhelmingly being circumvented by new social media, where solidarity with Palestine is growing.
  34. Gaslighting The Public: Serial Deceptions By The State-Corporate Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Other than the ever-present risk of nuclear war, there is no greater threat to humanity than the climate crisis. And there is no more damning example of gaslighting by state-corporate media when they tell us we can trust governments and corporations to do what is required to avert catastrophe.
  35. The Goal of These Ads Is to Distract From Their Actual Business Model
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    CounterSpin interview with Duncan Meisel on oil industry greenwashing.
  36. Groups That Aid Israel's War Crimes Can't Deny All Responsibility for Those Crimes 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    But here is something that can be said with equal certainty. Israel’s apologists – whether Jews or non-Jews – cannot deny all responsibility for Israel's war crimes when they actively aid and abet Israel in committing those crimes, or when they seek to demonise and silence Israel's critics so that those war crimes can be pursued in a more favourable political climate.
  37. How Democracy Ends
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The pandemic events of 2020-2021 outline a potential pathway for a future democratically elected President of the United States to systematically end democracy.
  38. How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    This is the left's dilemma. We struggle to win the argument in a corporate media environment that not only denies us a hearing but also promotes the voices of those like Freedland trying to destroy us from the centre and those supposedly on the left like George Monbiot and Owen Jones who are too often destroying us from within. We need to find ways to turn the tables on the war criminals who have been gaslighting us in demanding that Assange, who exposed their crimes, is the one who needs to be locked up. We need to make clear that it is those who are so ready to smear anti-racists as antisemites – as Corbyn’s successor, Sir Keir Starmer, has done to swaths of Labour party members – who are the real racists. And we need to unmask as war hawks those who accuse the anti-war left of serving as apologists for dictators when we try to stop western states conducting more illegal, resource-grab wars with such devastating results for local populations.

    We must get much more sophisticated in our thinking and our strategies. There is no time to lose.
  39. How the Saami Indigenous People Fended Off Gates-funded Geoengineering Experiment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The first ever stratospheric test of geoengineering technology, funded by Bill Gates, has been suspended under pressure from the indigenous people over whose heads it would take place, the Saami of northern Scandinavia.
  40. How to Blow Up a Pipeline
    Learning to fight in a world on fire

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
  41. Human Rights Watch Confirms Israel is an Apartheid State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The forthright branding of Israel as an apartheid state by Human Rights Watch could be a watershed moment in mainstream acceptance of what Israel has become. Human Rights Watch is not an outlier or left wing organisation. It is very much a part of the establishment in the United States and is not generally associated with hard hitting criticism that conflicts with the promoted interests of the American state. Kenneth Roth, the Human Rights Watch CEO who has been in power longer than Putin, is a darling of the New York liberal and Democratic Party Establishment. That is an important financial source for HRW and includes many members of New York’s highly altruistic liberal Jewish community.
  42. Humans Nature and the Illusion of Separateness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    One of the biggest lies that people in the global north were sold and have largely internalized is that we are separate from the biosphere from which we evolved and on which we depend upon for our very survival. Even as we stand on the precipice of ecological collapse, human supremacy over nature has been the unchallenged narrative.
  43. In Memory of Ernie Tate (1934-2021)
    A Life of Revolutionary Activism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The socialist movement lost an outstanding educator and organizer with the passing of Ernest (Ernie) Tate in Toronto on 5 February, 2021. An outstanding partisan of global anti-imperialist solidarity, Ernie also contributed, with his partner Jess MacKenzie, to building revolutionary Marxist groups and to promoting socialist unity in Canada and Britain.
  44. The intelligence of ravens and the foolishness of (some) humans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The problem with studies that continue to propagate the idea that intelligence is a single quantity, a thing that can be measured and quantified.
  45. The Israel Narrative Is Crumbling Because Of Phone Cameras And The Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Social media is teeming with viral video footage of police assaulting peaceful worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, of Israelis cheering and chanting “Yimach shemam (may their names be erased)” at the sight of a fire near the mosque, of Israeli soldiers arresting Palestinian protesters using the signature knee-on-neck maneuver made famous by the murder of George Floyd, many of which have millions of views.
  46. The Judicial Persecution of Steven Donziger 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    in the U.S., a judge acts as prosecutor and jury on behalf of a giant oil company, Chevron, as it destroys the life and career of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. His crime? Daring to win a judgment against Chevron in an Ecuadorian court. For those less enchanted with the U.S. justice system, this is no surprise.
  47. Justice for Julian Assanger is Justice for All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Following the final High Court hearing to decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States - for the 'crime' of revealing a landscape of government crimes and lies -- John Pilger looks back on the decade Assange has been fighting for his freedom, and the implications for independent journalists and the very notion of justice.
  48. The "Kill a Leftist" Law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    So now it’ll be legal in some Neolithic U.S. states to run over leftists with your car.
  49. The Ku Klux Klan in Canada
    A Century of Promoting Racism and Hate in the Peaceable Kingdom

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
  50. The Left Continues to Destroy Itself and Others With Evidence-Free Destruction of Reputations 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Equating accusations with proven fact is reckless and repressive. It is also standard behaviour in liberal politics, whereby they ruin lives without a second thought.
  51. The Left Will Never Achieve Its Goals Until It Prioritizes Countering Establishment Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The idea that China or Russia pose a threat to you is so self-evidently ridiculous, so transparently absurd, that the only way to make you believe it would be to propagandize you. And if you do believe it, that’s exactly what has happened. You can expand this principle to include the entirety of US foreign policy on the global stage today. No ordinary American benefits from the US having troops in Syria, sanctioning Venezuelans to death, supporting Saudi Arabia while it rapes Yemen, circling the planet with military bases and working to destroy any nation which refuses to bow to its dictates. The only way to get Americans to consent to any of these agendas is to propagandize them into doing so.
  52. The left's contempt for bodily autonomy during the pandemic is a gift to the right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    When did parts of the left get so contemptuous of the principle of "bodily autonomy"? Answer: Just about the time they started fetishising vaccines as the only route out of the current pandemic.
  53. The Light of Days
    Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
    Judy Batalion draws on overlooked, untranslated Yiddish memoirs, supplemented by recorded testimonies, to reconstruct the wartime lives and ground level exploits of a remarkable cadre of Jewish women ghetto fighters.
  54. The Mass Media Will Never Regain The Public’s Trust 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    It doesn’t ultimately matter what mainstream pundits and reporters believe is the cause of the public’s growing disgust with them, because there's nothing they can do to fix it anyway. The mass media will never regain the public's trust.
  55. Money Is Made Up And We Can Change The Rules Whenever We Want
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Have you ever noticed how online capitalism cultists who condescendingly tell socialists they “just don’t understand economics” are always unable to lucidly defend their own understanding of economics? If you've never pressed such a character to clearly and concisely explain what it is you "don't understand" using their own words, I highly recommend that you try it, because it’s one of the funniest things in the world.
  56. A Museum Dedicated to Stalin: An Example of How to Deal With Historical Memory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    I think that the Stalin Museum is an example of how to deal with historical memory.
  57. The Myth of Corbyn's Labour Failure and Neoliberalisms Western Electoral Success
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The spin on recent history presupposes two false premises. Firstly, that the era of Corbyn’s grassroots mobilisation was some sort of oxymoron democratic failure, this the available evidence belies. Secondly, that rather than being a process of direct democratic representation on behalf of the mass of society, electoral politics should be treated as some sort of advertising/marketing game designed to facilitate the careers of a small handful of individuals, operating on behalf of highly financed corporate lobbyists.
  58. The Names You'll Never Know
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Americans have been killing civilians since before there was a United States. At home and abroad, civilians -- Pequots, African Americans, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Filipinos, Haitians, Japanese, Germans, Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis, and Somalis, among others -- have been shot, burned, and bombed to death. So many civilians have been obliterated, incinerated, or "shredded" in America’s forever wars. Who in the United States remembers them? Who here ever knew of them in the first place?
  59. New research shows 50 year binge on chemical fertilisers must end to address the climate crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    New research shows that synthetic nitrogen fertilisers are a major driver of the climate crisis, responsible for 1 out every 40 tonnes of GHGs currently pumped into the atmosphere. Now is the time for the world to kick its addiction to synthetic nitrogen fertilisers and urgently transition to farming without fossil fuels and chemicals.
  60. No more plastics in Southeast Asia paradise
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Plastic waste has accumulated in Southeast Asia since China stopped importing it for recycling. The region's governments want western exporters to stop using it as a dumping ground.
  61. The obliteration of memories
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Over 16,000 housing units were damaged during the recent [2021] Israeli attacks on Gaza. What that number doesn't capture however is what else was lost in those places -- the irreplaceable photos, keepsakes, and possessions and that made each a home.
  62. Orientalism and ahistoricism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The ahistoricism of Orientalism leads Said to mimic the very discursive structures against which he polemicises. Said creates a “Western tradition” which runs in an unbroken line from the Ancient Greeks, through the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to modernism. It is a tradition which defines a coherent Western identity through a specific set of beliefs and values which remain in their essence unchanged through two millennia of European and Western history. This, of course, is the myth of “Western civilization” propagated by many an advocate of Western superiority.
  63. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 14, 2021
    Beyond the Walls

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2021
    From Gaza to Kashmir, people continue to meet life's challenges, and to love, laugh, and live.
  64. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 13, 2021
    Light and darkness

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2021
    The more we learn, the more we realize how little we know. Each question we answer opens the door to more questions, because there are always more questions than answers. We are called upon to attempt to answer at least a few of the questions that seem important to us, but we do well to keep in mind that our answers are tentative and incomplete, always subject to revision in the light of further investigation. It can be difficult to remain critical, and self-critical, but self-righteousness and absolute certainty, no matter how emotionally satisfying they may be, only do harm, to ourselves, and to those we interact with. This issue of Other Voices offers some fragments of knowledge and insight, and it also raises questions.
  65. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2021
    Following the science

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make? We should be sceptical of anyone who says that it can, because that isn’t actually what science does. It can certainly provide information we need to take into account when making choices and trade-offs, but choices don’t automatically follow from science.
  66. Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
  67. The Palestinians: "We Shall Not Be Moved"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The resolve of the Palestinians to live on the land that is rightly theirs, despite all the Israeli efforts to dislodge them and drive them out, has never wavered. Just as the long struggle of African Americans has persisted in the face of white resistance.For both peoples their simple determination to win their rights remains their greatest strength.
  68. Papers Instead of Human Lives: The Sentencing of Daniel Hale
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
    Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in jail for telling the truth about the U.S. program of drone assassinations.
  69. The Path to a Livable Future
    A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
  70. The People Haven't Risen Up For The Same Reason Abuse Victims Don't Leave Their Abusers 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Abusive relationships aren't just one partner doing cruel things to another. If they were, there would be no relationship: there'd just be a woman getting assaulted one time by her boyfriend and then immediately leaving. Abusive relationships necessarily include the construction of psychological barriers to leaving, or else they would not exist. Victims of abuse are kept constantly confused, off-balance, insecure and unsure of themselves, because their abuse always necessarily includes the element of psychological manipulation.
  71. The Plague of Historical Amnesia in the Age of Fascist Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    In the age of neoliberal tyranny, historical amnesia is the foundation for manufactured ignorance, the subversion of consciousness, the depoliticization of the public, and the death of democracy. It is part of a disimagination machine that is perpetuated in schools, higher education, and the corporate controlled media.
  72. The Planetary Rift
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    In "Imperialism in the Anthropocene," we developed an argument that departs from most traditions on the left, in that it takes physical geography seriously as the climate catastrophe demands. Thus, we explained how low-latitude countries, essentially the Global South, are affected most, as a result of Earth System dynamics, by climate change, independently of the fact that they are already economically exploited by the nations of the Global North.
  73. The politics of rebranding
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    How politics and social activism have too often become exercises in rebranding not material change.
  74. Public health or private wealth?
    How digital vaccine passports pave way for unprecedented surveillance capitalism

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2021
  75. Public health or private wealth?
    How digital vaccine passports pave way for unprecedented surveillance capitalism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
  76. Racial Justice, Class Justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Unity in greater numbers has been the principal strength of working classes since the dawn of capitalism. Reducing economic inequality will routinely reduce racial inequalities unless specific actions are taken to interrupt that connection. Our lopsided levels of economic inequality are now so huge, with so much income and wealth concentrated in the hands of the super-wealthy, that even a relatively modest redistribution of economic resources – say, $2 trillion a year – could improve almost everybody’s lives. Progressive taxation of our infamous top 1% can provide more than enough to finance dramatic economic transformations for the working class of all colors.
  77. A Radical Life: A memoir by Jim McIlroy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
  78. Recentering the Lumpen Question Today
    Understanding Lumpenization and Bonapartism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    To name a class "lumpenproletariat" is to reveal something that would otherwise prefer to stay hidden. The lumpenproletariat is not merely defined by its non-relation to production, which is the most common definition of the term in Marxist thought, nor is lumpenization reserved only to a process that occurs within the proletariat. Lumpenization is a process of active decomposition, a verb, not merely an analytic or descriptive category.
  79. Reflections on Genocide as the Ultimate Crime
    de Zayas, Alfred; Falk, Richard

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The misuse of the word genocide is disdainful toward relatives of the victims of the Armenian massacres, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide -- and as well a disservice to both history, law, and the prudent conduct of international relations. We already knew that we were adrift in an ocean of fake news. It is far more dangerous to discover that we are also at risk of being immersed in the turbulent waters of "fake law". We must push back with a sense of urgency. Such a development is not tolerable.
  80. A Remarkable Silence: Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    A major witness in the US case against Julian Assange has admitted fabricat­ing key accusati­ons in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. But all of this is seemingly of no interest to the ‘mainstream’ media.
  81. Remembering the Committee of Concerned Canadian Jews and their fight for Palestinian rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Sometime in the summer of 1982, Jews in their 20s and 30s in Toronto, including myself, came out in droves to meetings of the new Committee of Concerned Canadian Jews (CCCJ). (Yes, our name was a bit awkward and wordy.)
  82. The Retrograde Quest for Symbolic Prophets of Black Liberation
    Moving beyond the Moses Complex

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    One little-examined legacy of the broader intellectual embrace of race-reductive thinking is something we might call the Quest for Moses(es)—the shorthand branding exercise of privileging the content of individual characters in our debates on racial injustice. We see this tendency in much of today’s wokeness-inflected discourse, which leans heavily on appealing to the authority individuals considered to be exemplary, from differing times or historical contexts, in lieu of empirical arguments to support assertions concerning how we should understand racial injustice.
  83. Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to "weaken Russia," leaked docs reveal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    New leaked documents show Reuters' and the BBC's involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect "attitudinal change" and “weaken the Russian state's influence," alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat.
  84. Shamelessness, Thy Name is Blinken
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    It was only eight years ago that it was the US that was forcing down a plane, only in that case it was not just any plane but rather one carrying a head of state, Bolivian President Evo Morales. But as with this latest incident the goal was harassing an "independent media' and nabbing a critic. In that 2013 incident the real target was Edward Snowden, source for one of the biggest stories of the century: the disclosure thousands of documents from a global spying program by the top secret US National Security Agency where he had been employed as a private contractor.
  85. Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Imperial cynics and propagandists can only see the world through the lens of cynicism and propaganda, which they project on to others.
  86. Super Imperialism: The economic strategy of American empire with economist Michael Hudson
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book "Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia.
  87. This isn't a civil war, it is settler-colonial brutality 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    We are not seeing a "civil war" inside Israel, but rather the Israeli settler state declaring a war on its colonized "citizens," and Palestinians fighting for their liberation.
  88. This Must End
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Our current living conditions under the siege are an affront to human dignity. Concrete political action is needed NOW to end not only the current deathly bombing raids, but also this illegal occupation and siege of Gaza by Israel, immediately.
  89. Threat to Africa's parks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Powerful oil companies have set their sights on the huge potential reserves under Sub-Saharan Africa's wildlife sanctuaries, which will be far cheaper to exploit than deep ofshore desposits.
  90. Through Pluripolarity to Socialism
    A Manifesto

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Our Manifesto appears in this moment of danger from deep and wide discussions
    among activists of all continents representing many socialist traditions. Its historical
    and theoretical assessment of the present conjuncture seeks to advance class and
    national struggles for socialism.
  91. To Live in a Plural Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    No one has a right not to be offended. All of us have a duty to challenge bigotry. These two claims are not just compatible, they are often interconnected. Today, though, many view these as conflicting perspectives. To give offence to other cultures or faiths, they argue, is to foment racism; to challenge racism, one should refrain from giving offence.
  92. Toronto Community Union Project (T-CUP) in Trefann Court
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The Toronto Community Union Project (T-CUP) was a small group of community organizers who came together in 1966 to help working-class residents facing "urban redevelopment" in a neighbourhood called Trefann Court.
  93. The tribal left's a mirror image of the tribal right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
  94. 20 Years of Media Lens: Selection of Remarkable Replies from Journalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
  95. U.S. Imperialists Deprive Cuba of Syringes That Are Needed Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Cuba, the first Latin America country to develop its own COVID-19 vaccines, presently is short of syringes for immunizing its population against the virus. It’s not feasible for Cuba to make its own syringes. The U.S. blockade prevents Cuba from importing them from abroad.
  96. United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    No lessons have been learned from this history. The U.S. will “withdraw,” but will also leave behind its assets to checkmate China and Russia. These geopolitical considerations eclipse any concern for the Afghan people.
  97. US Bombs Syria And Ridiculously Claims Self Defense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    So we are being told that the United States launched an airstrike on Syria, a nation it invaded and is illegally occupying, because of attacks on "US locations" in Iraq, another nation the US invaded and is illegally occupying. This attack is justified on the basis that the Iraqi fighters were "Iranian-linked", a claim that is both entirely without evidence and irrelevant to the justification of deadly military force. And this is somehow being framed in mainstream news publications as a defensive operation. This is Defense Department stenography. The US military is an invading force in both Syria and Iraq; it is impossible for its actions in either of those countries to be defensive. It is always necessarily the aggressor.
  98. U.S. State Department accusation of China 'genocide' relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Both President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have endorsed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last-minute accusation of "genocide" against the Muslim Uyghur population in China's Xinjiang province. But an investigation of published work by the researcher Pompeo relied on to level his genocide allegation reveals a pattern of data abuse and fraudulent assertions that substantially undermines the incendiary charge.
  99. The Use and Misuse of Antisemitism Statistics in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Sheryl Nestel of IJV-Toronto has published a detailed analysis B’nai Brith’s audit, and found that their interpretation of the state of antisemitism in Canada is misleading at best, perhaps deliberately so.
  100. Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates Empires 'Must Be Dismantled'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    In an interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola, Vandana Shiva says, "… if In the next decade, if we don’t protect what has to be protected … and take away the sainthood from this criminal, they will leave nothing much to be saved."
  101. Watching The News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Watching "The National" on CBC, as well as some local news programs, is proving to be an interesting experience. I haven't lived in a house with TV for more than 15 years, and hadn't watched TV news for many more years before that, so I come to this experience as a more-or-less naive outsider.
  102. We can defeat the corporate media’s war to snuff out independent journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    as journalists seek to liberate themselves from the strictures of the old corporate media, that same corporate media is working very hard to characterise the new technology as a threat to media freedoms. This self-serving argument should be treated with a great deal of scepticism. I want to use my own experiences to argue that quite the reverse is true. And that the real danger is allowing the corporate media to reassert its monopoly over narrating the world to us.
  103. We demand real zero, not net zero! 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Net zero emissions and other false solutions allow polluters to continue polluting, says this statement adopted by the Oilwatch International Global Gathering in Nigeria in October 2021.
  104. We Want a Society Without Landlords
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The popularity of Berlin’s campaign to expropriate corporate landlords shows just how few people trust capitalism to provide them with affordable, good-quality homes.
  105. Where Are They? The Disappeared: When Remembering is a Political Act of Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Every day, people disappear in many parts of the world. Some of these disappearances are investigated by police and the family of the disappeared. But too often the perpetrator is not a criminal or a gang, but rather the police or other agents of a nation state or a government.
  106. Why Black Lives Matter Can't be Co-opted
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Black Lives Matter BLM never was and never had the potential to be what people like this fantasized that it was.
  107. World Development under Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    The recent period of globalization - following the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the reintegration of China into the world economy - is one where global value chains have become the dominant organizational form of capitalism. The big question is whether this global value chain world is contributing to, or detracting from, real human development. Is it establishing a more equal, less exploitative, less poverty-ridden world?
  108. World's Most Tyrannical Regime Can't Stop Babbling About "Human Rights"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    Like all US secretaries of state, Blinken's public statements overwhelmingly focus on the claim that other nations abuse human rights, and that it is America’s duty to defend those rights. Which is very silly, considering the fact that the US government is the single worst human rights abuser on planet Earth.
  109. X Troop
    The Secret Jewish Commandoes Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2021
  110. You can't win without a fight: Why worker cooperatives are a bad strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
  111. Zionism's endgame has begun 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2021
    All around us today we hear these blows falling on the central creed of Israel: the supposed right of a Jewish collective to national self-determination in a land populated by others.

2020

  1. The Abortion Caravan: When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for the Right to Choose
    Wells, Karin

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    In the spring of 1970, seventeen women set out from Vancouver in a big yellow convertible, a Volkswagen bus, and a pickup truck. They called it the Abortion Caravan. Three thousand miles later, they "occupied" the prime minister's front lawn in Ottawa, led a rally of 500 women on Parliament Hill, chained themselves to their chairs in the visitors' galleries, and shut down the House of Commons, the first and only time this had ever happened.
  2. Adding up to Zero
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    I just learned that Canada's biggest meat company is now proclaiming itself both "carbon neutral" and "carbon zero."
  3. Afro-American Progressive Association
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Afro-American Progressive Association (AAPA) was one of the first Black Power organizations in Canada, and one of the liveliest.
  4. After the QAnon Ban, Who's Next?
    QAnon is crazy, but so is our increasingly arbitrary system of speech controls

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    This current system is the worst of all worlds. It's invisible to the public, clearly invites government recommendations on speech, allows a gameable system of anonymous complaints to influence content, and gives awesome power to an unelected, unaccountable body of private media regulators. Whatever the right method is for dealing with dangerous content in the Internet era -- and it’s clear we need a better one -- this isn't it.
  5. Afterword to Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Marx writes of producers or labor power. He writes about serfs, slaves; he includes employed and unemployed (the active army, the reserve army); he refers to peasants, to artisans, to small manufacturers. All people who have lost their organic connections to nature, that is, to land, its creatures, its grains; to the waters and pastures; as well as to the geological resources lying beneath the land. All people who have been expropriated from the means of life, the means of production, the means of subsistence, this is what he means.
  6. All Shook Up: The Politics of Cultural Appropriation 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In the era of global capitalism, imagining the lives of others is a crucial form of solidarity.
  7. Alternative Schools in Toronto in the 1960s & early 1970s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In the 1960s, there was increasing criticism of the education system in Ontario, as in many other parts of the world, and a corresponding search for changes or alternatives.
  8. America Escalates Its "Democratic" Oil War in the Near East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The mainstream media are carefully sidestepping the method behind America’s seeming madness in assassinating Islamic Revolutionary Guard general Qassim Suleimani to start the New Year. The logic behind the assassination was a long-standing application of U.S. global policy, not just a personality quirk of Donald Trump's impulsive action.
  9. The American Press Is Destroying Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily. They've conned organization after organization into empowering panels to search out thoughtcrime, and it’s established now that anything can be an offense
  10. America's Long History of Meddling in Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Setting aside the question of whether it's smart to take the U.S. government at its word — it isn't — if Russia were to meddle in our domestic politics, we would have it coming. To say the least.
  11. Assange's Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Anti-war Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    While media have become stenographers to power and have long betrayed ordinary people, WikiLeaks has defended the public’s right to know by publishing more than 10 million documents, with a pristine record of accuracy exposing human rights abuses, government spying and war crimes on an unprecedented scale. By bringing truth to the public, the whistleblowing site transformed the Fourth Estate into becoming a powerful vehicle for peace-making.
  12. Authoritarianism & Lockdown Time in Occupied Kashmir and India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Under the guise of crises, authoritarian governments can compress time, manipulating it in ways to render decisions that are long in the making seem like spur-of-the-moment measures taken to protect the public interest.
  13. Bain Co-op
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Built as a low-income housing project in 1913, Bain became a co-operative in 1977.
  14. Beyond the Great Awokening
    Reassessing the legacies of past black organizing

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Discourse about race and politics in the United States has been driven in recent years more by moralizing than by careful analysis or strategic considerations. It also depends on naïve and unproductive ways of interpreting the past and its relation to the present.
  15. Big Strikes and the sabotage of the labor movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  16. Biggest threat Covid-19 epidemic poses is not our regression to survivalist violence, but Barbarism with human face
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The impossible has happened and the world we knew has stopped turning around. But what world order will emerge after the coronavirus pandemic is over – socialism for the rich, disaster capitalism or something completely new?
  17. The biosecurity myth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Favouring industrialised poultry rearing and stock raising, including pigs, through internationally prescribed rules doesn't prevent epidemics. It just puts small, local organic producers out of business, and it helps big agribiz.
  18. Black or White, It's the Same Old Anti-Semitic Pathology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    2019 closed with a number of anti-Semitic attacks in the New York City area—including the killing of three people at a Jersey City kosher market by two shooters who had expressed interest in the fringe Black Hebrew Israelite movement, and a machete attack at a rabbi's home in Monsey, NY by a suspect who appears to have referenced the same anti-Semitic hate group in his rambling manifesto.
  19. Black Power in Toronto
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    History of the Black Power Movement in Toronto, in the context of the Black Power movement in North America.
  20. Brickworks
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Beginning in the 1840s brick works operations began to locate near the Don River to take advantage of the large clay deposits and water power, as well as easy access to the growing city.
  21. Bringing the Israeli model to Kashmir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  22. Bt Cotton: Cultivating Farmer Distress in India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    To date, cotton is the only officially sanctioned GM crop in India. Those pushing for GM food crops (including the government) are forwarding the narrative that GM pest resistant Bt cotton has been a tremendous success which should now be emulated with the introduction of GM mustard. Ever since its commercialisation in 2002, however, the issue of Bt cotton in India has been a hotly contested issue. Bt cotton hybrids now cover over 95% of the area under cotton and the seeds are produced by the private sector. But critics argue that Bt cotton has negatively impacted livelihoods and fuelled agrarian distress and farmer suicides.
  23. Cajamarca - curing gold fever
    The people of Cajamarca stopped a gold mine in their water and food rich territory. But the real story is what happened next...

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Farmers, youth and other environmental defenders from Cajamarca, deep in the embrace of the Colombian Andes Mountains, have stopped a vast gold mine, re-valued the ‘true treasures’ in their territory and begun to develop regenerative alternatives to mining 'development'.
  24. A Call for Radical Humanism: the Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In tackling police violence and other social inequities rampant throughout the world today, we must address the underlying problems and not give overdue focus to the symptoms of the problems. For instance, we already know that class and not race is what determines who is affected most by institutional injustices, from the police murders of George Floyd to Tony Timpa to the the mass incarceration rates of the poor.
  25. Can Coronavirus Force Policy Types to Think Clearly About Intellectual Property?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    While there are researchers all over the world working on developing a COVID-19 vaccine, they are to a large extent working in competition. Each team wants to be the first to develop a vaccine so that they can secure a patent and get immensely rich.
  26. Can We Build a Progressive Future If We Dismiss a Large Part of the Working Class?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    It is hard to imagine a stable progressive future for our country with many millions of working-class Americans mobilized in angry opposition. At best this will create a political deadlock that frustrates possibilities for the lasting and radical reforms we so desperately need.
  27. Canadian Embassy: Militarily Supporting Israeli Apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A top diplomat organizing an event to celebrate Canadians fighting for another country's military ought to generate criticism. Doing so while that force humiliates Palestinians at checkpoints in the West Bank, fires on protesters in Gaza and bombs Syria in violation of international law is an outrage that must be condemned.
  28. Canadian Liberation Movement
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    The Canadian Liberation Movement (CLM) was an organization founded in 1969 dedicated to liberating Canada from U.S. control and domination. It fought for the independence of Canadian unions from U.S.-controlled “international” unions and stood for Canadian unions for Canadian workers. CLM adopted a nationalist perspective rooted in a variety of ‘Marxist-Leninist’ thinking, and drew inspiration especially from Maoist China.
  29. The cancellation of professor Adolph Reed, Jr.'s speech and the DSA's promotion of race politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The New York Times published a lengthy news article last week highlighting an instructive incident that took place earlier this year within the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). A speech by professor emeritus of political science Adolph Reed, Jr. was cancelled due to objections by the AFROSOCialist and Socialists of Color Caucus over his "reactionary and class reductionist form of politics."
  30. Capitalism is an Incubator for Pandemics: Socialism is the Solution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world. Capitalism cannot adequately respond to a global health crisis. That's why we need socialism.
  31. Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The real danger of each new outbreak is the failure -- or better put -- the expedient refusal to grasp that each new Covid-19 is no isolated incident. The increased occurrence of viruses is closely linked to food production and the profitability of multinational corporations. Anyone who aims to understand why viruses are becoming more dangerous must investigate the industrial model of agriculture and, more specifically, livestock production. At present, few governments, and few scientists, are prepared to do so. Quite the contrary.
  32. Capitalist roots of the environment crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Here we are, heading into the middle decades of the 21st century, with all the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of millennia of human endeavour literally at our fingertips, staring down the barrel of a catastrophic, and possibly terminal, breakdown of the relationship between human society and the natural world on which we depend.
  33. Cherry Beach
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Cherry Beach, originally called Clarke Beach Park, was established as a recreational beach in the 1930s. Established close to the mouth of the Don River, Cherry Beach was very close to what was then a heavily industrial area.
  34. Chicken: A History from Farmyard to Factory
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    Why has the chicken become the meat par excellence, the most plentifully eaten and popular animal protein in the world, consumed from Beijing to Barcelona? Historian Paul Josephson explains that the story of the chicken's rise involves a whole host of factors; from art, to nineteenth-century migration patterns to cold-war geopolitics.
  35. China's outlaw fishermen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    China subsidises a huge fishing fleet, umatched in size and reach. its vessels help feed the nation, but also serve as pawns on the geopolitical chessboard, intimidating other nation's fishermen and coastguards.
  36. Circle in the Darkness
    Memoir of a World Watcher

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    Veteran journalist Diana Johnstone's memoir covers half a century of contemporary history. Johnstone recounts in detail how the Western Left betrayed its historical principles of socila justice and peace and let itself be lured into approval of aggressive U.S.-NATO wars on the fallacious grouns of "human rightss". Subjects range from caustic analysis of the pretentious confusion of French philosophers to the stories of many courageous individuals whose struggle for peace and justice ended in deep personal tragedy, with a great deal in between.
  37. Claims that the 'NAFTA 2' Agreement is Better are a Macabre Joke
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Although Democrats and public pressure forced through some improvements, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or NAFTA 2, isn't substantially different and remains a document of corporate domination. It would appear that appearances, not substance, drove Democrats in the House of Representatives to approve the deal.
  38. The Climate Movement Doesn’t Know How to Talk With Union Members About Green Jobs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Throughout the Democratic primary, the potential loss of good construction and fossil fuel industry jobs has helped prevent moderate Democratic candidates, including frontrunner Joe Biden, from taking policy positions that would aggressively confront the fossil fuel industry and the climate crisis. Whoever opposes Donald Trump in the general election will face a politics of climate denial built on an empty but alluring promise of job security in the oil, gas, and coal industries.
  39. Collecting the evidence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Publisher and activist Lokman Slim, assassinated last month in Lebanon, spent 30 years trying to make sure that the memories of civil conflict were not forgotten.
  40. Colonial conservation - a 'cycle of impunity'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A UN investigation has suggested that rangers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have beaten up, abused and murdered people in the forests of Congo. These atrocities were committed in the name of conservation.

  41. Common Organizing Mistakes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Organizing is difficult and every organizer makes mistakes. Here are some of the most common ones, and how to avoid them.
  42. Community Homophile Association of Toronto (CHAT)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    History of the Community Homophile Association of Toronto (CHAT).
  43. Company of Young Canadians
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Company of Young Canadians (CYC) was a federal program established in 1966 to encourage social, economic and community development in Canada.
  44. Compelled to Act
    Histories of Women’s Activism in Western Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    Historical perspectives on the diversity of women's contributions to social and political change in prairie Canada in the twentieth century, including but looking beyond the era of suffrage activism.
  45. 'Confirmed' Has Become A Meaningless Word In Mainstream News Reporting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The word "confirmed" has been misused and abused to such a spectacular extent in mainstream news reporting of late that it doesn’t actually mean anything anymore when they say it.
  46. Cookie Monster: the Nuts and Bolts of Online Tracking
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Big Tech has become notorious for its hoarding of its users' personal data, collected with great breadth and down to minute details. Billions have been paid by online platforms to settle legal charges over their invasive and reckless privacy follies.
  47. Coronavirus vs. the Mass Surveillance State: Which Poses the Greater Threat?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Emboldened by the citizenry's inattention and willingness to tolerate its abuses, the government has weaponized one national crisis after another in order to expands its powers. The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on illegal immigration, asset forfeiture schemes, road safety schemes, school safety schemes, eminent domain: all of these programs started out as legitimate responses to pressing concerns and have since become weapons of compliance and control in the police state's hands.
  48. Corporations and Military Powers Are Selling Phony "Wokeness" on International Women's Day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    It was a familiar sight March 8, 2020 on International Women’s Day, as military contractors and other giant corporations used the holiday to attempt to associate themselves with progressive causes and agendas.
  49. Counter-Culture
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    An article on the history of the 1960s Counter-Culture in Toronto.
  50. The Cruise Missile Conversion Project
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Inactive/Defunct Periodical
    The Cruise Missile Conversion Project was a dedicated group of women and men committed in 1980-1981 to resisting Canadian militarism. They chose as their focus the Rexdale, Ontario manufacturing plant operated by Litton Systems Canada.
  51. Dammed
    The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    Dammed explores Canada’s hydroelectric boom in the Lake of the Woods area. It complicates narratives of increasing affluence in postwar Canada, revealing that the inverse was true for Indigenous communities along the Winnipeg River.
  52. The Dangers of Privatized Intelligence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Ray McGovern once again effectively demolishes (as he has several times over the past three years) the flimsy props holding up Russiagate, especially the "Intelligence Community Assessment" (ICA) prepared in January 2017 by "handpicked analysts" from the FBI, CIA and NSA (not 17 intelligence agencies, as first claimed by National Intelligence Director James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan).
  53. Democrats impeach Trump for Withholding Arms to Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    That the Democrats are not impeaching Trump for an actual unconstitutional offense like the diverting of military funds to his border wall without congressional approval is revealing of its true motivations. Trump only crossed a line when he went after another member of the political establishment and fleetingly halted the U.S. war machine in its aggression toward Moscow.
  54. The Diary of Dukesang Wong
    A voice from Gold Mountain

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    A window into the lives of Chinese workers who built the transcontinental railways across North America, a glimpse into the racism, starvation, and disease they faced every day while working the most difficult and dangerous jobs. The diary of Dukesang Wong, speaks vividly about his experiences and emotions during six years working on the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is the only first person account known to exist.
  55. Diet for a Large Planet
    Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
  56. The Disappeared
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    On the fifth floor of the tall glass federal building in Portland, Oregon, the immigration court hums in hushed tones, an air of reverence coming from a dozen or so fidgety children and teenagers. They sit in two long pews that line the back of the room, facing the elevated bench of the immigration judge.
  57. Don Mount (Napier Place)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Located just east of the Don River in Riverdale, the area bordered by Queen, Broadview and Dundas Street as well as the Don Valley Parkway.
  58. Don Vale ("Old Cabbagetown")
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Don Vale, or "Old Cabbagetown" as it now usually called, is a small neighbourhood on the west bank of the Don Valley. Roughly bordered by Parliament and Gerrard Streets as well as St. James Cemetery, the Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, and Riverdale Park.
  59. Don Valley Parkway & Gardiner Expressway
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The first chair of the Metropolitan Toronto council, established in 1953, was Frederick Gardiner, who quickly drew up plans for a system of expressway and parkway arterials that expanded outward from the city centre. Gardiner's plan, which was considered progressive and reasonable at the time, included five total arterials including the Gardiner Expressway, the Don Valley Parkway and the Spadina Expressway.
  60. Don't Let Blackwashing Save the Investor Class 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    I could care less about these memorials to slavery and empire. Good riddance. The demonstrators have reinvigorated a process of recognition and historical consciousness that is long overdue, but their chosen targets also reflect a relative powerlessness in the face of contemporary forces. The gestural politics of the moment, reflected in terms like "white skin privilege" and "post-traumatic slavery disorder" have been heartily embraced by the investor class precisely because they deflect from the actual corporate decisions that justify exploitation, rationalize obsolescence and waste, and reproduce inequality all in pursuit of profit.
  61. Dying of Thirst in Gaza
    In Gaza, Even the Water is Occupied Territory

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In 2012, the United Nations issued a report entitled Gaza 2020: A livable place?, with a question mark. If the report took off the question mark, it would’ve answered its own question in the title. No, it's not.
  62. Even the Machines Are Racist. Facial Recognition Systems Threaten Black Lives.
    The use of surveillance technology for "security" comes at the expense of civil liberties for Black and Brown people.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Politicians and companies pushing facial recognition technology say that, like the near-certainty of DNA and the exactness of fingerprint matches, the software is a precise, unbiased alternative to human bigotry in policing. Yet in reality, facial recognition technology is prone to false positives that target Black and Brown people, and then tracks them when they're on parole.
  63. 'Every journalist should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine
    Assange's extradition case examined

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    "Every journalist in the United States should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine" at the charges that had been leveled against this publisher. Because they could be next,' writer Suelette Dreyfus says about Assange whose project published leaked documents exposing possible US War crimes in Iraq and letters exposing shenanigans against Bernie Sanders in 2016 by bosses within the Democratic Party.
  64. Every state is a battleground
    Howie Hawkins' Response to "An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    It is condescending and disrespectful to say that Greens are political dilettantes who cast votes just to feel good. We vote to advance a program of system change. We don't waste our votes affirming Democrats like Clinton who personified the elite consensus for the neoliberal economics and neoconservative imperialism that has given us unabated global warming, growing economic insecurity, and endless wars.
  65. Extensive Chemical Safety Fraud Uncovered at German Testing Laboratory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The case of an animal rights activist who infiltrated an independent German chemical testing laboratory has triggered the discovery of an apparently extensive chemical testing fraud.
  66. Eyewitness to the Trial and Agony of Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia.
  67. A Feminism for the Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In 1999, Barbara Ehrenreich charged the feminist movement with advancing only "educated, middle-class women." Her critique is more pertinent than ever.
  68. From the Grassroots: The Company of Young Canadians, Local Activism, and Sustainable Development in Canada, 1965-1975
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    This study draws upon and extends recent work that examines grassroots environmental activism as well as government support for such ventures in the Canadian context. In doing so it examines how the CYC became midwife to initiatives that began to grapple with the meaning of sustainable development, from projects concerned directly with the environmental effects of air and water pollution, to urban countercultural communes and cooperatives experimenting with recycling programs and organic food. Though most of these CYC-sponsored projects and their affiliated community organizations were concerned primarily with economic and social development, it is argued here that members of the Company, like others in the nascent environmental movement of the period, were inevitably being drawn towards assessing issues and using strategies that linked people, land, and community in more broadly sustainable ways.
  69. German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  70. Greater Riverdale Organization (GRO)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Greater Riverdale Organization expanded on, and replaced, the Riverdale Community Organization (RCO) – a lively and effective organization fighting for issues relevant to Toronto east-side neighbourhoods.
  71. Heat Wave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Like COVID-19 and much else, extreme heat disproportionately affects the poor and the elderly. They are the ones who often don’t have air conditioning, and often they live alone with no support networks.
  72. The history and politics of the Communist Party of Canada: an overview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  73. The Holocaust, the BBC and antisemitism smears
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Senior BBC news reporter Orla Guerin has found herself in hot water of an increasingly familiar kind. During a report on preparations for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, she made a brief reference to Israel and an even briefer reference to the Palestinians.
  74. Homestead Steel Mill - the Final Ten Years
    USWA Local 1397 and the Fight for Union Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
  75. How 'dark fishing' sails below the radar to plunder the oceans
    Billions of dollars in illegal and unregulated fish supplies are mixed with legal catches and smuggled into the market.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In September 2019, the Greenpeace campaign ship Arctic Sunrise was scanning the mid-Atlantic ocean, thousands of kilometres from anywhere. On board, investigators were looking for vessels that were doing their best not to be found.
  76. How Israel wages its war on Palestinian history
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Israel’s archives are being hurriedly sealed up precisely to prevent any danger that records might confirm long-sidelined and discounted Palestinian history. Last month Israel’s state comptroller, a watchdog body, revealed that more than one million archived documents were still inaccessible, even though they had passed their declassification date. Nonetheless, some have slipped through the net.
  77. How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgment Against Chevron Lost Everything
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Chevron has hired private investigators to track Donziger, created a publication to smear him, and put together a legal team of hundreds of lawyers from 60 firms, who have successfully pursued an extraordinary campaign against him. As a result, Donziger has been disbarred and his bank accounts have been frozen.
  78. How to Help Someone With a Disability: Listen to Them
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    If you know someone with a disability, the best thing you can do is listen to them. Let them tell you about their strengths, and weaknesses, and needs.
  79. How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    If one thing drives me to write, especially these blog posts, it is the urgent need for us to start understanding power. Power is the force that shapes almost everything about our lives and our deaths. There is no more important issue. Understanding power and overcoming it through that understanding is the only path to liberation we can take as individuals, as societies, and as a species.
  80. 'I wish I was a boy': The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In Kenya, one million girls miss school each month because they cannot afford sanitary pads, while some share used ones.
  81. In northeastern BC, over 10% of oil and gas wells are leaking methane
    There is no monitoring program for abandoned wells, so they can leak for a long time before emissions are detected and repaired.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Northeastern British Columbia has been a major centre of conventional oil and gas production since the 1960s. More recently, the shale gas sector has also targeted the region.
  82. The Inauthentic Opposition is "Stunned" by a Crime it Encouraged
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Top Democrats are "stunned" that Trump impulsively ordered the killing of "the commanding general of a sovereign government" (New York Times) – Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Soliemani - on the sovereign territory of Iraq without the permission of Iraq's government. The imperial assassination of Soliemani is a criminal act of war guaranteed to provoke a reaction that could produce a regional war involving U.S. forces in the Middle East.
  83. The Injured Workers Movement
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    History and formation of The Injured Workers Movement.
  84. Inside the World Uyghur Congress: The US-backed right-wing regime change network seeking the 'fall of China'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government.
  85. Intimidating or coercing a civilian population is terrorism. Right?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    So, Donald Trump's "peace plan" threatening to wipe out the Palestinians' legitimate rights and reduce them to a fragmented vassal mini-state with restricted freedom and limited self-rule, to be forever at the mercy of their cruel and lawless neighbour, is a terror document. Right?
  86. Israeli Justice... a Futile Chase
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Seventeen years ago, 23 year old Rachel Corrie (a Washington State volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement) was crushed to death by an armoured military bulldozer as she stood on top of a mound of dirt trying to prevent the dozer from destroying a civilian home in the Southern Gaza Strip village of Rafa.
  87. The Issue Dividing Democratic Candidates Is Hidden in Plain Sight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Takes came in hot and heavy last weekend after the New York Times editorial board endorsed both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic presidential nomination, mercifully ending the paper's self-aggrandizing pseudo-event widely compared to … that's right … "The Apprentice."
  88. Johnstone Brings her Moral Compass to our Dantesque World
    Review of Diana Johnstone, Circle in the Darkness: Memoir of a World Watcher

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Diana Johnstone's memoir is a classic, and will be read and quoted as long as we keep struggling for peace and justice. It is one of the great personal accounts of the anguished decline of our uncivilization, both a riveting eye-witness account of many of the horrors and perfidies, and a primer for students of history and all those struggling to not only dismantle the beast, but to prepare us for what follows it.
  89. Journeying to freedom in a closed-off world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Palestinians know only too well what it’s like to be under lockdown or prevented from traveling, hemmed in by walls, checkpoints and bureaucracy, themes Qumsiyeh tackles in Walled Citizen.
  90. Kashmiris outraged as authorities fell thousands of apple trees
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    India engages inethnic cleansing in Kashmir.
  91. The Killing and Raping Game in Kenya and the Despots Who Run It
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Politics in Kenya is dominated by rapacious elites consumed with the looting of state resources, using violence to avoid any possible accountability. Elections serve as key points of entry and consolidation in this system for both ruling and competing elites, and are manifestations of corruption, fraud, and repression.
  92. La Moralidad en un Mundo Inmoral
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  93. League for Student Democracy (LSD)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    An article about the history of the League for Student Democracy (LSD) in Toronto.
  94. Leninism without the working class? The missing subject in Malm's ecological revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Although scientists have been publishing on the viral consequences of deforestation for decades, Andreas Malm’s Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency is the first publicly accessible book that connects pandemics, climate change, and capitalism.
  95. The 'Lesser-Evil' Syndrome: Noam Chomsky's Fall Into Self-Contradiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    No matter whether or how we cast our ballots, policy is insulated from voter preferences and keeps moving to the right. Nevertheless, Chomsky takes leftists who abstain or vote third party (in swing states) to task for failing to carry out what he considers to be a straightforward exercise in damage mitigation.
  96. The "Liberal" Media’s Propaganda War on Bernie Sanders
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  97. Living principles: In memory of Ed Finn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Born in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland, in 1926, Ed Finn grew up in Corner Brook, where he later became first a printer’s apprentice, then a reporter, columnist, and editor of that city’s daily newspaper, the Western Star. His long career as a journalist later included two years at the Montreal Gazette and 14 years at the Toronto Star. During his four-year fling in politics in Newfoundland (1959-1962), he served as the first provincial leader of the NDP. He worked closely with Tommy Douglas and helped defend and promote his pioneering Medicare legislation in Saskatchewan. And throughout the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, he did communications work for several labour unions, and served on the board of directors of the Bank of Canada. From 1994 to 2014 he was Senior Editor at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Editor of the CCPA Monitor. On November 27, 2020, Ed was appointed to the Order of Canada.
  98. Local Initiatives Program (LIP)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Local Initiatives Program or LIP was a federal program established by the Liberal government in 1971 to provide grants to a variety of community and cultural projects. The program was billed as part of the Pierre Trudeau's effort to create a "Just Society." LIP grants were intended to create jobs, especially in areas where de-industrialization had left many people unemployed.
  99. M is for Miriam
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    An illustrated children's book about the Canadian physician and activist Miriam Garfinkle. Each page is devoted to some page of her life: C is for Community, D is for Doctor, G is for Garden, L is for Laughter, N is for Nature, P is for Piano, Q is for Questions, S is for Solidarity, W is for Waffles....

    Identifiers: Canadiana 20190236663 - ISBN: 9781927470077
    Subjects: LCSH: English language - Alphabet - Juvenile literature - LCSH Alphabet books. - LCSH: Garfinkle, Miriam, 1954-2018.
    Classification: LCC PE1155.D54 2020 - DDC j421--dc23
  100. Maubere Timor: Keeping East Timor's songs of resistance alive
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Presumed dead for years, musician and independence fighter Berliku returns to pay tribute to his nation through music.
  101. May 4th Movement (M4M)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The May 4th Movement (M4M) was a Toronto-based radical group formed after the Kent State shootings of unarmed university students on May 4, 1970.
  102. The military's carbon bootprint 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    As the biggest single user of fossil fuels, why is the military exempt from the climate discussion?
  103. Moralidade em um Mundo Amoral
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  104. Morality in an Amoral World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A crisis is a mirror. It shows us - if we have the courage to see - who we are as individuals and as a society. The self-congratulatory poses of governments, politicians, and state institutions are confronted with the harsh test of reality. Each of us - as individuals, friends, families, neighbours, communities - face new and sometimes difficult challenges. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is such a crisis.
  105. Morality in an Amoral World - Bulgarian text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  106. Morality in an Amoral World - Vietnamese text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  107. Movement for Municipal Reform (ReforMetro)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Movement for Municipal Reform (often called ReforMetro) was created in Toronto in 1975. Its purpose was to establish and institutionalize close linkages among community organizers, left-wing city aldermen (as they were still called at that time), and their constituents (primarily in working-class wards).
  108. New Deal for Nature: Paying the Emperor to Fence the Wind 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The latest idea to be heavily promoted by big conservation NGOs is doubling the world's so-called "Protected Areas" (PAs) so that they cover thirty percent of the globe's lands and oceans. This is now their main rallying cry and response to two of the world's biggest problems -- climate chaos and loss of biodiversity. It sounds good: It's easy to grasp and has numbers that are supposed to be measurable, and advertisers do love numbers. What better answer to climate change and biodiversity loss than to ban human "interference" over huge areas? If, that is, you think "everybody" is guilty of causing both crises and that everything's solved by keeping them away. The idea's been around for years, but now governments and industries are promoting it to the tune of billions of dollars, so it'll be difficult to oppose. But it's actually dangerous nonsense which would have exactly the reverse effect to what we're told, and if we want to save our world, it must be stopped.
  109. New Left Caucus
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The New Left Caucus (NLC) was a radical student group active on the University of Toronto campus in 1969-1970.
  110. The New Puritans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The attack on congressional candidate Alex Morse for consensual sexual relationships is disturbing for many reasons, but mostly because it reveals a new American phobia toward adulthood.
  111. The New Puritans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The attack on congressional candidate Alex Morse for consensual sexual relationships is disturbing for many reasons, but mostly because it reveals a new American phobia toward adulthood.
  112. New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In order to get a job at the New York Times, you need to demonstrate that you subscribe to the mainstream oligarchic imperialist worldview which forms the entirety of western mass media output. You need to demonstrate that you have been properly indoctrinated, and that you can be guided into toeing the imperial line with simple attaboys and tisk-tisks from your superiors rather than being explicitly told to knowingly lie.
  113. 1960s CounterCulture in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Amidst the overt political developments of the late 1950s and early 1960s, a small but significant portion of youth became attracted to Beat or bohemian culture.
  114. No Limits. The Disabled People's Movement: A Radical History - book review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In No Limits, Judy Hunt recovers the history of the disabled people’s movement, showing how disabled people organised themselves against ‘the challenge of an inaccessible society’ and achieved significant gains.
  115. 'None Of It Reported': How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    When it comes to arguably the most important political trial in our lifetimes, there is a not-so-curious media reluctance to dwell on it or even mention it, never mind grant it the kind of blanket coverage that celebrity trials regularly generate. Thus, media attention given to the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder and editor, was minimal and dwarfed by the coverage devoted to the actor Johnny Depp over the summer.
  116. On 'White Fragility'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A few thoughts on America’s smash-hit #1 guide to egghead racialism.
  117. One of the Best Ways to Protect Biodiversity is to Preserve Indigenous Languages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Is there a connection between loss of biodiversity and loss of Indigenous languages? Or, to put another way, what significance protecting Indigenous languages might have for protecting biodiversity?
  118. Online classes, offline class divisions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Students living in the Ambujwadi slum in north Mumbai are struggling with online classes for months, while also working to support their families after their parents' income was hit by the lockdown and its aftermath
  119. The Only Treatment for Coronavirus Is Solidarity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    We live in an interwoven, interconnected world where an injury to one is truly an injury to all. We must confront the coronavirus with solidarity and fight for a society where the health of all is more important than profits for a few.
  120. An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    As the 2020 presidential election approaches the Green Party faces the challenge of settling on a platform, choosing a candidate for president, and deciding its campaign strategy.
  121. Opportunities for Youth
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Opportunities For Youth was a federal Liberal program of the early 1970s that provided funding for a variety of community projects.
  122. Organizing to ampliyfy ecosocialist voices around the world
    African journal interviews John Molyneux, a founder of the new Global Ecosocialist Network, on the challenges before ecosocialists today.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    John Molyneux, a socialist activist and writer based in Ireland, has played a central role in organizing the Global Ecosocialist Network. He was interviewed by Leo Zeilig of the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE).
  123. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 19, 2020
    Taking a Stand

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2020
    Psychologists call it cognitive dissonance. George Orwell called it double-think. Some of us might call it organized hypocrisy. Call it what you will, it surrounds us. The government proclaims its commitment to 'reconciliation' with indigenous people, and says that its relationship with them is its most important relationship. At the same time the RCMP, following an order by a colonial court, invades unceded indigenous land and arrests people for occupying their own land. Governments mouth platitudes about the importance they place on dealing with the climate emergency while at the same time they build new pipelines and approve massive new tarsands projects. The biggest polluter on the planet - the U.S. military - meanwhile receives constant increases in its budget, even while it pursues demented schemes to take us to the edge of war, mostly recently by deploying a new generation of "low-yield" thermonuclear weapons on submarines. All this is business as usual. Fortunately many people across the country, and around the world, are saying no to business as usual. They are taking a stand and disrupting business as usual.
  124. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 19, 2020 
    Morality in an Amoral World

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2020
    A crisis is a mirror. It shows us - if we have the courage to see - who we are as individuals and as a society. The self-congratulatory poses of governments, politicians, and state institutions are confronted with the harsh test of reality. Each of us - as individuals, friends, families, neighbours, communities - face new and sometimes difficult challenges. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is such a crisis.
  125. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 14, 2020
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2020
    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our world. Many of us feel some degree of disorientation and uncertainty about when and how we will return to some kind of ‘normal’ and what that new normal will look like. Important choices lie ahead, so it is vital that we think clearly, ask questions, discuss with others, and make our voices heard.
  126. Our Backs Warmed by the Sun
    Memories of a Doukhobor Life

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    When author Vera Maloff set out to find the truth about her family's history, she knew something of the struggles of living a pacifist, agrarian life in a world with opposing values. To find the bones of that history she turned to her mother Elizabeth, who, in her nineties, had forgotten nothing. In Our Backs Warmed by the Sun, the author, through the stories of her mother, describes a wholly activist life. The Doukhobors -- both the Sons of Freedom and moderate sects -- led anti-military protests throughout the early 1900s, harboured draft dodgers in the 60s, and stood up for their beliefs.
  127. Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus - of us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  128. Pakistan's Women's March: Shaking patriarchy 'to its core'
    Young activists and their older counterparts explain why they are uniting to fight for women's rights in Pakistan.

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    First Published: 2020
    Thousands of women have marched across Pakistan's main urban centres to mark International Women's Day. 2020 is the third successive year that the Aurat March, women's march, has been held in the country.
  129. Palestinian olive farmers defy Israeli attacks for prized crop
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Israeli restrictions, attacks and intimidation continue to hinder the vital olive harvest but Palestinians persevere.
  130. Palestinians and Israelis call for a single democratic state
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Palestinian-led One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC), comprised of Palestinians from every major community ('48, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the refugee camps and the Diaspora/Exile), together with their critical Israeli Jewish partners, has issued a call for the establishment of a single democratic state including everyone living between the River and the Sea, including Palestinian refugees who choose to return to their homeland.
  131. Parkdale Tenants' Association (PTA)
    Connexipedia article

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    First Published: 2020
    History of the Parkdale Tenants’ Association (PTA) in Toronto.
  132. Party Organization in Lenin's Comintern
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Many socialist groups today seek to shape their organizational principles in the spirit of "democratic centralism" identified with V.I. Lenin. Yet as historian Lars Lih has demonstrated ("Fortunes of a Formula" and "Further Fortunes of a Formula"), Lenin himself used the term only occasionally, and then with widely varying emphasis. The formula's meaning for socialists today is in fact derived mainly from its application by the Communist International (Comintern) in Lenin's lifetime and under his guidance (1919–23).
  133. Patterns of Occupied Palestine and Kashmir: Part 4 of Uncountable
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  134. The people who are preparing for war, and the lies they tell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The double standards, hypocrisy, and dishonesty of the media are absolutely breathtaking.
  135. A People's History of the German Revolution 1918-19 - book review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    William Pelz’s People’s History of the German Revolution is a vivid and accessible introduction to socialism's greatest lost revolution.
  136. The People's Point of View: The Toronto Workers' History Project
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  137. People's Skepticism About Covid-19 Is The Fault Of The Lying Mass Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  138. Planet of the Censoring Humans 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The campaign to remove Michael Moore’s new documentary from the Internet -- led by Moore's erstwhile progressive "allies" -- is a significant advance in the censorship revolution.
  139. Postcard from a liberated Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A piece of fiction published as part of +972’s New Futures project. In this series, writers, thinkers, and activists share how they visualize Israel-Palestine the day after the pandemic, as a way of transforming this dystopian moment into an exercise in radical imagination of rethinking through the past, present, and future of this region, and envisioning a different reality for all those living between the river and the sea.
  140. The privatization of rivers in Chile
    Auctioning-off rivers for private gain has severe social and environmental impacts. But there is a better way.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Chilean government has continued with the mercantile treatment of common goods, putting several rivers in the Bio Bio Region up for auction, despite ongoing social unrest.
  141. The problem with 1199's 'Advice to Rookie Organizers' 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    One of the most widely-circulated statements on organizing is SEIU 1199’s “Advice to rookie organizers,” popularized most recently by Jane McAlevey but originally drafted in 1985 at an SEIU organizing conference. It’s good advice — it’s actually excellent advice for the most part — and I think anyone who takes a hard look at almost any organizing can spot where things went right by how closely it followed this advice and where things went wrong by where it deviated from it.
  142. Profiting from Loss: How Business in Illegal Israeli Settlements Continues Unchecked
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    UN efforts to protect Palestinian land from economic exploitation are failing, and exposing the hypocrisy of western states.
  143. Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A group of right-wing Venezuelans has managed to ban the use of a range of alternative media outlets covering Venezuela, including MintPress News.
  144. The Public Charge Rule for Immigrants Evokes the Antebellum Slave Codes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Immigration historians have written extensively about how the archaic provision Trump is relying on had antecedents in state laws regulating Atlantic immigration in the 1800s. But little, if anything, has been said in the media about how Trump's rule is also rooted in a different set of state laws, specifically, state slave codes and other antebellum-era laws designed to preserve slavery and limit the movement of freed slaves.
  145. Le quartier de Yorkville dans les années 60
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Yorkville était un quartier dans la ville de Toronto qui était le centre de la contreculture des années 60s. Son nom vient de l’avenue Yorkville, mais en tant que district, ses limites était aux alentours de la rue Bloor vers le sud, la rue Davenport vers le nord, la rue Yonge vers l’est et la rue avenue vers l’ouest. L’avenue Hazelton et les rues Cumberland, Scollard, et Bellair faisaient partie du quartier de Yorkville.
  146. Race, Class, and White Privilege: A response
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Underlying the "white privilege" thesis are two basic claims. First, that being "white" is a useful category in which to put everyone from the CEOs of multinational corporations to the cleaners in an Amazon warehouse. And, second, that being in such a category imbues people with privileges denied to those not in that category. Are either of these claims true?
  147. Racial categories are reactionary
    One of the most banal and vulgar ways to think about humanity is to classify by 'race'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Racial thinking, no matter how 'progressively' arrived at, can only be reactionary. It is irrational, anti-scientific and anti-humanist. It is a fetter on the social development of human beings and their flourishing. Racialism and racism are twin brothers. Solidifying racial categories in mainstream discourse is a grave mistake. Real progress should mean challenging racial thinking at its root and ultimately transcending it.
  148. The Real Giants Whose Shoulders We Stand On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    We stand upon the shoulders of giants. Yes, we do. But the giants are not the "great men" like Rich Fancyboi who have received all the acclaim and attention throughout recorded history, they’re the ones doing the actual moving, making, mothering and maintaining in our world upon whose heads the famous figures stand.
  149. The Real Modi: Do the Killings of Muslims Represent India's Kristallnacht?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    On 23 February 2020 in Delhi, Hindu nationalist mobs roamed the streets burning and looting mosques together with Muslim homes, shops and businesses. They killed or burned alive Muslims who could not escape and the victims were largely unprotected by the police.
  150. The "Red Light" of Yugoslav Partisan Photography
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The 75th anniversary of the liberation from fascism is a time to remember one of the largest anti-fascist movements in Europe.
  151. Red Morning
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Red Morning was a revolutionary group founded in Toronto in the early 1970s. Quasi-Marxist in orientation Red Morning sought to organize working-class youth into a revolutionary force to contest capitalism.
  152. 'Refusing to serve in the army is my small act of making change'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Hillel Rabin spent 56 days in military prison for refusing to serve in the IDF. Now she opens up about her time behind bars, conversations with her fellow inmates, and talking to young Israelis about the occupation.
  153. Regent Park
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    One of the oldest public housing projects in Canada. Approved in the mid-1940s and finally completed by 1960, Regent Park consisted of high- and low-rise, subsidized apartment buildings in the area of Toronto bordered by Gerrard, River, Shuter and Parliament Streets. The area is now being rebuilt with mixed-income housing.
  154. Regent Park Community Improvement Association
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Regent Park Community Improvement Association (RPCIA) was founded in 1969 at a meeting organized by a previous organization, BLAST, which consisted of Regent Park South Residents.
  155. Researchers Are Substantially Undercounting Gene-Editing Errors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The standard gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, frequently produces a type of DNA mutation that ordinary genetic analysis misses, claims new research published in the journal Science Advances. In describing these findings the researchers called such oversights "serious pitfalls" of gene editing.
  156. Revealed: The British government's covert propaganda campaign in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The British government covertly established a network of citizen journalists across Syria during the early years of the country's civil war in an attempt to shape perceptions of the conflict, frequently recruiting people who were unaware that they were being directed from London.

  157. RIP Betty Dodson, Sex Revolutionary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The great sex revolutionary and Godmother of Masturbation, Dr. Betty Dodson (1929-2020), one of my most beloved mentors, died on the Blue Moon of Halloween night.
  158. Riverdale
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Consisting of a the area east of the Don Valley and bordered by the Danforth, Greenwood Avenue and Lake Ontario, Riverdale was annexed into Toronto in 1884.
  159. Riverdale Community Organization
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The RCO emerged out of discontent at the city,’s handling of the housing expropriation in the Don Mount renewal zone. In 1969, several religious figures from the area formed the East Don Urban Coalition to represent local interests and hired organizer Don Keating. After six months several smaller organizations that had formed around specific local issues united to form the Riverdale Community Organization.
  160. Riverdale Zoo/Riverdale Farm
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A zoo which existed on the west bank of the Don River, at the east end of Winchester Street, from 1899 to 1975. the site subsequently became the location of Riverdale Farm.
  161. The Robbery of Nature
    Capitalism and the Ecological Rift

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    Various critical issues are examined in this collection of previously published essays, revised for this book. It won the 2020 Deutscher Memorial Prize.
  162. Robert Fisk - Death Of A 'Controversial' Journalist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    why do ‘mainstream’ commentators feel obliged to red-flag Fisk’s journalism with ‘controversial’ in this way, and why is it a 'weasel word'? Consider that the likes of the BBC's Andrew Marr, the Guardian's Martin Chulov and The Times' David Aaronovitch, and numerous others, will never be described as 'controversial', despite their highly controversial, in fact outrageous, warmongering bias.
  163. Robert Fisk had True Independence of Mind, Which is Why He Angered Governments and Parts of the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    At the heart of Fisk's journalism was relentless and meticulous eyewitness reporting of events, a refusal to see complex conflicts in terms of black and white, while not surrendering to moral indifference and keeping a sense of outrage when confronted with real evil. Above all, perhaps, he showed an unbending refusal to back down when what he said was being denied, denounced or ignored by politicians and the media.
  164. Rooming Houses in Toronto -- 1960s & 1970s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Rooming houses in Toronto became a big issue in the late 1960s and early 1970s as housing priorities were changing rapidly. These dwellings were usually old houses that had been converted for single-room-occupancy tenants, who typically paid weekly rent and shared the bathroom and kitchen facilities with four or more (unrelated) tenants.
  165. St. James Town
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Bounded by Wellesley, Howard, Sherbourne and Parliament Streets. Originally comprised of houses, the area was demolished in the 1960s and filled with highrise apartment buildings.
  166. St. Michael's Residential School: Lament and Legacy
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    St. Michael’s Residential School: Lament and Legacy is a moving narrative -- told by two caregivers who experienced on a daily basis the degradation of Indigenous children.
  167. Saugeen Ojibway Nation Has Saved Lake Huron From a Nuclear Waste Dump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A major victory for Canada's First Nations has just been won in Ontario. On January 31, 2020, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) overwhelmingly voted down the proposed deep geological repository (DGR) for storage of low- and intermediate-level radioactive nuclear waste next to Lake Huron.
  168. Saving the Nile
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    For the 280 million people from 11 countries who live along the banks of the Nile, it symbolises life. For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.
  169. The Skies Are Emptying Out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  170. Social media's erasure of Palestinians is a grim warning for our future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  171. Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2020
    Drawing on both historical and current struggles for Palestinians under siege, occupation and forced displacement, including the Great March of Return in Gaza, the film provides a stirring indictment of Israel’s settler project as well as that of the cable networks’ deliberate spin to shield Israel from accountability. As the film’s title indicates, Peck divides the film into five themes: the expulsion of Palestinians during the Nakba, when 800,000 Palestinians were forced from their homeland in 1947-1948; Israel’s disproportionate violence against Palestinians; Israel’s continued expansion of illegal settlement colonies; the US’ financial support of Israel; and what’s behind the smear campaigns to label criticism of Israel’s policies as anti-Semitism.
  172. South of Carlton Community Action Committee (SOCCA)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The South of Carlton Community Action Committee was formed by a group of residents in the South of Carlton neighbourhood in 1970.
  173. South of St. James Town
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    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The area just to the South of the St. James Town apartments, roughly bordered by Wellesley, Sherbourne, Carlton and Parliament Streets.
  174. Spirit of the Grassroots People
    Seeking Justice for Indigenous Survivors of Canada's Colonial Education System

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    A memoir by a survivor of the Indian residential and day school system who fought for justice on behalf of Indigenous people.
  175. Springboard
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Springboard was a volunteer organization run out of the Christian Resource Centre during the 1970s. The purpose of the program was to facilitate regular contact between incarcerated men and their families during their time in prison.
  176. Step to Nuclear Doomsday: US Puts Low-Yield Nukes on Submarines in Response to Made-up Russian 'Escalate to Deescalate' Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The US has deployed “low-yield” nuclear missiles on submarines, saying it’s to discourage nuclear conflict with Russia. The move is based on a “Russian strategy” made up in Washington and will only bring mass annihilation closer.
  177. Stop Calling Harmful Bigotry "Religious Freedom"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Supreme Court is considering a case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, that once again pits LGBTQ rights against so-called religious liberty. In this case, one of the plaintiffs, Catholic Social Services, is arguing that it has the right to discriminate against same sex couples when placing children in foster care.

  178. Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee (SSSOCCC)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    History of the Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee (SSSOCCC), which was formed to oppose the proposed Spadina Expressway that was supposed to be bulldozed through the middle of downtown Toronto.
  179. SYRIZA's Betrayal of Greece is a Spectre haunting the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Regardless of whether he beats the odds, no one can deny the significance of Sanders's movement in taking the relatively progressive first step of returning "socialism" from exile to everyday U.S. politics which was once an inconceivable prospect. Unfortunately, a consequence is that now his idea of an 'alternative' to capitalism has been made synonymous with the word in the minds of Americans, regardless of its qualifications.
  180. Systemic Cruelty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    When bailiffs broke down his door on the 20th June 2018 they found Errol Graham emaciated and dead. He weighed just four and a half stone (28.5kg). There was no food in the flat except for two tins of fish that were four years out of date, no gas or electricity supply.
  181. They Stripped Us of Our Clothes and Assigned Us a Number
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    How can one begin to excavate the horrors of a radical resocialization project (from roughly 1876 to 1986) to transform "savages" into "civilized" citizens? In turning First Nations societies upside down, the government and the churches ended up turning themselves upside down, evident in the spiritual and moral degradation of themselves and students under their care.
  182. Thinking Clearly in a Time of Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A crisis like this pandemic is not a time to stop thinking. It is a time when critical thinking and public discussion are more important than ever. A small number of officials and politicians are taking decisions with enormous and far-reaching implications for the lives of many people, not just for the duration of this pandemic, but far into the future. The time to have serious discussions about what they are doing, and the direction we are heading in, is now, not some day in the future when it will be difficult, or too late, to change course.
  183. To Save Our Climate We Need Taller Trees Not Taller Wooden Buildings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    To many of us working at the intersection of forest conservation and climate stability recent opinions and news coverage of proposals to fill our cities with tall wooden buildings presents not a stirring vision of sustainability but a nightmarish scenario of a land base increasingly scarred by clearcuts, logging roads and small diameter tree plantations at a time when climate science insists that reestablishing natural forests and letting them grow much bigger and older is one of humanity's last best hopes to keep climate change from accelerating out of control. To save our climate we need taller trees not taller wooden buildings.
  184. Todmorden Mills
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Todmorden Mills were a series of mills built in the Don Valley, north of Bloor Street.
  185. Toronto Student Movement (TSM)
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    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Toronto Student Movement was organized at the University of Toronto in the summer of 1968. Its founding coincided with student revolts in Quebec, France, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. While there were many issues (such as the Vietnam War) galvanizing student uprisings, the primary focus of the TSM was education itself. The university was seen as itself oppressive and intent on re-creating subservience to capitalist and imperialist projects.
  186. Toronto Warrior Society
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The Toronto Warrior Society (TWS) was affiliated with the American Indian Movement (AIM), which emerged in the United States in the late 1960s to defend First Nations activists and to promote Native pride. TWS was strongly committed to socialism, and to anti-capitalist endeavours.
  187. Toronto Women’s Liberation Movement (TWLM)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    An article about the history and development of the Toronto Women’s Liberation Movement (TWLM).
  188. Toronto Women's Liberation Movement (TWLM)
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    As the 1960s progressed, Toronto activists embraced a wide range of issues, from racial justice to student rights. Hardly anyone was talking about the oppression of women, yet women were paid much less than their male co-workers on average, and they weren’t allowed to apply for many jobs, simply because they were women.
  189. Toronto's Historic Cemeteries
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A overview of Toronto's early cemeteries.
  190. The Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX): Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the Russians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    There has long been fierce opposition to the TMX project (owned at the time by Texas-based Kinder Morgan), which will nearly triple the pipeline’s capacity to bring Alberta diluted bitumen (dilbit) to the West Coast.
  191. Trefann Court
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A thin strip of land just south of Regent Park and bounded by Queen, Parliament, Shuter, and River Streets, Trefann Court was slated for “urban renewal” by the City of Toronto in 1966. Residents fought back and eventually managed to stop the redevelopment plan.
  192. Trefann Court Residents Associations
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A thin strip of land just south of Regent Park and bounded by Queen, Parliament, Shuter, River Streets, Trefann Court was slated for 'urban renewal' by the city in 1966. Home to 1,300, mostly working class, residents, the area was characterized by old houses and a dwindling population. Faced with the demolition of their neighbourhood and inspired by earlier resistance by residents in the Don Mount on the other side of the Don River, residents organized against the project and refused to accept the city's plans.
  193. The Trouble with Disparity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Racism is real and antiracism is both admirable and necessary, but extant racism isn’t what principally produces our inequality and antiracism won’t eliminate it. And because racism is not the principal source of inequality today, antiracism functions more as a misdirection that justifies inequality than a strategy for eliminating it.
  194. Truth is Our Weapon and Shield
    An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Billy X Jennings

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
  195. Twitter spreads paid US government propaganda while falsely claiming it bans state media ads
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Twitter says it bans ads from state-affiliated media outlets. However, US government propaganda organs like Voice of America’s VOA Persian pay the social media corporation huge sums of money to spread disinformation against Iran and other foreign adversaries.
  196. Two very different Jewish responses to bigotry
    One promoting solidarity, the other promoting insularity

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    In the last weeks of September 2020, anonymous adhesive stickers bearing possible messages of bigotry appeared on utility poles and other surfaces in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And the response from two Jewish organizations demonstrate two very different approaches to those messages.
  197. Uncovering Canadian Media's Devastating Pro-Israel Bias
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The bias is enforced at every level of the media, from editorial boards all the way to ownership.
  198. Understanding France's General Strike in the Context of the Yellow Vests and Global Class Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Labor and capital are at loggerheads in France. As the open-ended strike launched on December 5th against a neoliberal overhaul of the pension system continues to expand, the Macron regime has dug in its heels to defend the advantages this so-called reform would have for the wealthy (even though it has recently been forced to present what it considers to be a "compromise" to the union leadership).
  199. United Jewish Peoples Order (UJPO)
    Connexipedia article to be written

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) is a national, progressive, secular and independent organization that can trace its roots back to 1926.
  200. Uproar in India: And You Thought It Was Only About Farmers?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Surely the 'mainstream' media (a strange term for platforms whose content excludes over 70 per cent of the population) cannot be unaware of these implications of the new farm laws for Indian democracy. But the pursuit of profit drives them far more than any notion of public interest or democratic principles. Shed any delusions about the conflicts of interests (in plural) involved. These media are also corporations. The Big Boss of the largest Indian corporation is also the richest and biggest media owner in the country.
  201. Wall Street Invading Wet’suwet’en Territory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    While protesters have rightly condemned the RCMP actions in arresting Wet’suwet’en First Nation land defenders, they (and the corporate media) have largely overlooked the role of a major player in this whole debacle: Wall Street titan Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., better known as KKR.
  202. 'We Get There First or White Supremacists Do'
    How These Rural Canvassers Disrupt Racist Narratives

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The stew of punitive policies and racial demagoguery was precisely why progressive organizers deemed Alamance County a crucial battleground in the wake of the 2016 election. While the intertwined immigration and monument battles were playing out in Alamance, canvassers from Down Home North Carolina fanned out across the county, knocking on doors and holding conversations with residents about immigration and healthcare.
  203. 'We've got a real divide in the community:' Wet'suwet'en Nation in turmoil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The battle over the CGL pipeline in British Columbia both on social media and in the press is dividing the Wet'suwet'en Nation some members say. The two opposing sides have been in a very public dispute over Coastal GasLink's (CGL) 670 km pipeline that will carry fracked natural gas from Dawson Creek, B.C., in the northeast, to Kitimat on the coast.
  204. The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    "The West is winning!' U.S. leaders proclaimed at the high-level Annual Security Conference held in Munich last weekend. Not everybody was quite so sure.
  205. Which Side Are You On?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    I think of my friend whenever I hear some bullshit-bloated politician or commentator dismissing the humanity and dignity of criminals and prisoners.
  206. Why is Surrogacy Illegal in Most of the World?
    Ethics and Risks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The infertility and surrogacy multi-billion-dollar industries, those who benefit from it, and others, too often attempt to out-shout any criticism of surrogacy by conflating surrogacy with LGBTQ+ rights and labeling all opposition to surrogacy as homophobic. Opposition to surrogacy has nothing to do with the sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identification or marital status of those who use anonymous gamete and/or hire a surrogate. It is contractual anonymous conception and surrogacy which is at question, regardless of who contracts for such services.
  207. Why the working-class, socialist history of International Women's Day matters today
    On International Women's Day, Katherine Connelly looks at its origins in the socialist and feminist movements led by working class women

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The high-profile celebrations of a day founded by socialists to highlight the struggles of working-class women will not include any discussion of socialism, nor will they contain much about the specific problems and experiences of working-class women.
  208. Wikipedia formally censors the Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia’s guidelines.
  209. 'Women are the strongest pillar'
    Meet the female fishmongers in Liberia fighting for healthy fisheries.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    On the landing beaches of Liberia fishing canoes crowd the shallows, the bright colour schemes and fluttering flags showing the pride the fishermen take in their work. But although the men haul the nets this is an industry underpinned by women.
  210. Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW)
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    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW) developed as an umbrella organization for agencies and women working with immigrant women in Metro Toronto in 1974. Its main goals included information sharing and referral, acting as a support group, and initiating programmes and services to meet the needs of immigrant and refugee women and women of colour.
  211. The World Must End The US' Illegal Economic War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    The United States is relying more heavily on illegal unilateral coercive measures (also known as economic sanctions) in place of war or as part of its build-up to war. In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills tens of thousands of people each year through financial strangulation.
  212. Yellow Earth
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2020
    Rich layers of shale oil are discovered under Yellow Earth, North Dakota and the neighboring Three Nations Indian reservation. All hell breaks loose.
  213. Yes, the Left Should Talk to Trump Supporters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    If we're serious about defeating the dictatorship of capital and the horrors of U.S. empire, left-wing activists, writers, and organizers should be very clear: there is absolutely no way to avoid talking and organizing with Trump supporters. It's not easy, but in many contexts, it’s already happening.
  214. Yorkville in the 1960s
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2020
    A section of urban Toronto that was the centre of the counterculture in the mid-1960s.

2019

  1. Adversarial Interoperability
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A round-up of the EFF's writing on 'adverserial interoperabillity' which is necessary for creating a decentralized internet free from corporate monopolies.
  2. All Massacres Will Become 'Alleged Massacres' If We Don't Pay Attention
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The greatest enemy of all journalists – and all politicians – is the failure of institutional, historical memory.
  3. Alliance statement: Solidarity with the popular uprising in Sudan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Statement of allliance by the Aliiance of Middle Eastern Socialists for the ongoing uprising in Sudan which erupted on December 19th, 2018.
  4. Amazon Is Coaching Cops on How to Obtain Surveillance Footage Without a Warrant
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Amazon's home surveillance company Ring is coaching police on how to use their technology which simultaneously provides a source of advertising for Amazon.
  5. Amazon vs. the Socialists in Seattle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In what may turn out to be a preview of the U.S. presidential election, with the ruling class hellbent on stopping Bernie Sanders at all costs, big business in Seattle is carrying out an unprecedented assault of corporate PAC money against socialist and progressive candidates in this year’s elections.
  6. Amazon's Ring Planned Neighborhood 'Watch Lists' Built on Facial Recognition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Amazon's plan to create proactive "watch lists" based on supposed suspicious activity - including facial recognition software - seen by their Ring cameras should alarm anyone who cares about privacy.
  7. American Visitors to the Gestapo Museum Draw Their Own Conclusions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An exploration of the ethics of drawing comparisons from present-day injustices to Nazi atrocities.
  8. Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Conspiracy theories in general tend to be crude and simplistic, more often than not reflecting the nature of the people who indulge them. But when the conspiracy theory is mingled with antisemitism – as with the Rothschild rot – it represents a particular failure of the imagination, a particularly null and void exercise in dehumanisation.
  9. Angela Davis: Relevant as Ever After Thirty Years
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at how Angela Davis's work in Women, Culture, and Politics (1989) applies today.
  10. Another Empire's Boot Stomps on Ireland
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A civilian airport in Ireland is being used as a hub by the US military.
  11. The Anti Nazi League and its lessons for today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Interview with Paul Holborow, organising secretary of the Anti Nazi League in 1977-1980.
  12. Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Far-Right Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Far-right ideology is fuelled by such a large mishmash of ideas that censoring anti-Muslim rhetoric is futile for stopping attacks.
  13. Antisemitism Claims have One Goal: To Stop Jeremy Corbyn Winning Power
    The Jewish community’s alienation from Labour has been years in the making

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A supposed antisemitism crisis in Britain's Labour party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader has erupted back into the headlines.
  14. Apocalypse of Our Times
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of Gerald Horne's "Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism," a look at the 17th century origins of the slave trade.
  15. Are Israel's spies stealing your data?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Many Israeli spies go into careers in surveillance software bringing techniques that are used to violate the privacy of Palestinians into everyday commercial software.
  16. Argentina's Indigenous People Fight for Land Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Indigenous people in Argentina live with the constant threat of eviction on land to which they own no title. Much of their predicament is due to colonial laws and attitudes that persist even though constitutional changes now recognize Indigenous land rights as an urgent issue. Deforestation due to expanding agriculture exacerbates this conflict.
  17. As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, the Party's Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    As President Trump announces plans to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan Democrats have seemingly adopted a pro-war stance in greater numbers than Republicans.
  18. As Long as Grass Grows
    The Indigenous Struggle for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    A call to action on behalf of indigenous environmental justice that is deeply grounded in the histories and legacies of settler colonialism and the nonnative environmental movement. Understanding this past, the author believes, is fundamental to reshaping the future.
  19. Assange revolutionized journalism, and the elite will never forgive him
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Julian Assange's treatment by governments and mainstream media shows how he is a threat to the former and shames the latter.
  20. Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The charges against Assange send a message to journalists that they are in danger for doing their jobs. The UK can and should deny extradition of Assange to the US.
  21. Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Sources reveal new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times and refute lies both publications have used to smear the WikiLeaks founder.
  22. Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Australian journalist Mark Davis HAS revealed new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times, and refuting the lies both publications have used to smear the WikiLeaks founder.
  23. Bank Report Reveals Where Ruling Class Lives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The 2019 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report provides a glimpse at the inequality that the neoliberal era has produced, who has benefitted and those who have been left behind.
  24. BDS: Repression and Progress
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Short piece about recent BDS actions and attempts to censor pro-Palestinian protest.
  25. Behind the popular revolt in Sudan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Interview with journalist and former Sudanese Communist Party activist Rashid Saeed Yagoub. Amgad Fareid Eltayeb outlines the situation and background to the revolt in Sudan. Also, a solidarity statement issued by the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists.
  26. Berlin Tax Office withdraws charitable status from Nazi victims' organisation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Berlin Tax Office has withdrawn the charitable status of one of the largest and most long-established anti-fascist associations in Germany jeopardizing its abillity to continue its work.
  27. Betraying the Kurds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Many debates about Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria ignore the overall illegitmacy of military-political intervention.
  28. Beyond Corporate Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    By concentrating on corporate power we can end up looking to the state for solutions. But the only way to achieve even the moderate reforms necessary is through revolutionary mass movements.
  29. Black Liberation Struggle: The Key to American Socialist Revolution
    Part Two

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Everybody is familiar with Marx's famous saying, in Capital, Vol. 1 (1867), that "labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded." This was more than a moral appeal against slavery. It was a statement of fact: Marx recognized that so long as half the country was dominated by slavery, workers would never be able to fight for even basic trade-union rights. The Civil War paved the way for the growth of American capitalism and the labor movement.
  30. The Boeing Way: Blaming Dead Pilots
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing about the recent crashes of Boeing 737 MAXs. The Representatives (many of whom received campaign contributions from Boeing) actively tried to shift blame from the company and place it on the dead pilots.
  31. Bolivia's universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Bolivia has implemented universal healthcare to provide free care to its poorest citizens. Although controversial with the country's doctors the program is lauded by the UN.
  32. Brazilian dam disaster 'is part of a pattern'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A team of Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) academics is marking the international day of action for rivers by hanging out the dirty laundry of a very dirty company.
  33. Breach of Ethics
    Leaked Chats Between Brazilian Judge and Prosecutor Who Imprisoned Lula Reveal Prohibited Collaboration and Doubts Over Evidence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Leaked documents show that Sergio Moro, a judge at the time, collaborated heavily with investigators in Operation Car Wash, a serious breach of judicial impartiality. Even critics of Lula who consider him corrupt doubt the veracity of aspects of the investigation.
  34. Breaking the Impasse
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of Cracks in the Wall by Ben White, a hopeful book about weakening pro-Zionism in public consensus.
  35. Breaking the Left's Gay Taboo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A review of Allen Young's "Left, Gay and Green: a Writer's Life" that includes much historical context and the reviewer's personal history.
  36. Breaking the Silence: Inside the Israeli Right's Campaign to Silence an anti-Occupation Group
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Breaking the Silence, an Israeli anti-occupation group that collects testimonies of Israeli soldiers operating in Palestinian territories has been targeted by moles and other attacks.
  37. Brexit Divides the British Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Short commentary on three leftist perspectives on Brexit. The articles discussed are linked in the main piece.
  38. A Brief History of US Concentration Camps
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An overview of ethnic cleansing and civilian concentration camps in the US starting with the Trail of Tears.
  39. Britain's Chief Rabbi is Helping to Stoke antisemitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has not only misrepresented the known facts about Labour and its supposed antisemitism crisis. He has not only interfered in an overtly, politically partisan manner in the December 12, 2019 election campaign by suggesting that Jeremy Corbyn -- against all evidence -- is an antisemite.

  40. Britain's Witchfinders are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The suspension of MP Chris Williamson for alleged anti-semitism is part of a smear campaign against Corbyn. It is also a by-product of all criticism of Israel being labelled anti-semitism.
  41. British MPs won't get to see 'WitchHunt' in the House of Commons - the very place it needs to be shown
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A screening of a documentary - made by Jewish Labour party members - about charges of anti-semitism in the British Labour Party has been cancelled.
  42. Broiler chickens: The defining species of the Anthropocene?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Broiler chickens may be distinct and ubiquitous enough as a human-modified species that their fossil record could justify calling our era the Anthropocene.
  43. Building resistance to Canada's destructive mining industry
    Review of Joan Kuyek's book Unearthing Justice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In her book Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry, long-time activist Joan Kuyek brilliantly shares lessons from decades of fighting environmental and community disruption by Canada’s mining corporations.
  44. The Burning of Highlander Center: a Fascist-like Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Highlander Research and Education Center was burned to the ground in New Market, Tennessee in an act of arson by the white power movement.
  45. California Burning, PG&E Bankrupt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A synopsis of PG&E's history of negligence and corruption which has caused wildfire disasters. The company tries to escape consequences but others are demanding change.
  46. A Call to Action
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Positive review - with caveats - of a book about how we can transform society.
  47. Calling Assange a Narcissist Misses the Point
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Personal attacks on Assange are used to discredit his work publicizing war crimes and the truth behind pro-war propaganda.
  48. Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib, and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Suffering caused through our wars including conditions inside US military camps, in Iraq, led to the extremism of Al-Baghdadi and his ISIS followers.
  49. Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy US State Dept Boasted in 2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A declassified cable from the US embassy in Ottawa titled "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy" notes that the Canadian government would be "Prioritizing U.S. Relations, ASAP."
  50. Capitalism and Disability: Selected writings by Marta Russell
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    This book comprises a collection of groundbreaking writings by Marta Russell on the nature of disability and oppression under capitalism.
  51. Catalonia 'separatists' bad, HK 'pro-democracy protesters' good: Orwell's 1984 becomes user's manual for Western 'free media'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    When supporters of Catalan leaders jailed for organizing a democratic vote advance on Barcelona airport, media make a fuss over 'separatists' causing chaos. When the same tactic is used in Hong Kong, it's a 'pro-democracy' protest. In George Orwell’s 1984, The War Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Peace. Truth was Lies, Hate was Love. But author Lewis Carroll got there first.
  52. Catherine Rottenberg's Neoliberal Feminism
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An interview with Catherine Rottenberg, author of The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism (2018).
  53. Chicago Charter Teachers Strike, Win
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Reporting on the unprecedented and successful strike of charter school teachers in Chicago.
  54. The Chickens Come Home to Roost ... in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    American meddling in the Middle East since 9/11 may finally be reaching a crisis as the process produces irreconcilable conflicts with allies.
  55. The Christian Genocide During the Ottoman Empire Sounds a Dark Warning for the Future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review and discussion of The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities 1894-1924 by Benny Morris and Dror Zeevi.
  56. Class War on New Ground
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of Kim Moody's New Terrain, a book looking at how capitalism has changed and how left wing organizing must adapt.
  57. Climate Advocates Underestimate Power of Fossil Fueled Misinformation Campaigns, Say Top Researchers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The "climate countermovement" direct massive resources towards denying the reality of climate change. Climate advocates need to address their opposition's tactics to be able to combat this misinformation.
  58. Climate Change: A Socialist Solution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A lot has been written, including by myself, on why capitalism, by its very nature, cannot tackle or stop climate change. The purpose of this article is not to repeat those arguments but to make the positive case for socialism as necessary to deal with this existential crisis for humanity.
  59. A Collective Ignorance of Ecosystems
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Loss of genetic diversity is one consequence of the Industrial Forestry Paradigm that dominates the U.S. timber industry and all public agencies from the state forestry agencies to the federal agencies like the Forest Service.
  60. Collusion in Plain Sight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The media should use the same language for Trump's pandering to corporations and failure to publicly condemn white supremacist violence as they do for his supposed collaboration with Russia.
  61. Colorblind Law -- NOT
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Positive review of Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. It looks at the history of how states circumvented federal desegregation laws.
  62. Communist Dictatorship in Our Midst
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A kind of undercurrent of thought about workplace democracy has bubbled beneath the surface of public discourse of our current "crisis of democracy." Beneath the surface: one can hardly identify any serious public discourse these days on the anti-democratic nature of most work under Neo-liberal conditions.
  63. Congo's Patrice Lumumba: The Winds of Reaction in Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A brief history of Patrice Lumumba who was briefly Prime Minister of an independent Congo.
  64. 'Cotton has now become a headache'
    A chemical-intensive Bt cotton monoculture is spreading through Odisha’s Rayagada district – harming health, deepening debt, irreversibly er

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Kunari's account reflects a dependence brought about by cotton cultivation that is taking root across the ecologically sensitive highland tracts of Odisha's Rayagada district, with deep implications for its rich store of biodiversity, farmers' distress and food security (See Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha).
  65. Court Throws out Energy Transfer's 'Racketeering' Claims Against Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An energy company that tried to bring RICO charges against Greenpeace and other people opposing their pipeline have had their case thrown out.
  66. Creative + Strategic = Effective Movements for Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Some positive, creative ideas on non-violent actions to make social change.
  67. Cuba's urban farming shows way to avoid hunger
    Urban farming, Cuban-style, is being hailed as an example of how to feed ourselves when climate change threatens serious food shortages.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming. That was the remedy Cuba seized with both hands 30 years ago when it was confronted with the dilemma of an end to its vital food imports.
  68. D is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    American government is much like show business: empty entertainment with smoke and mirrors hiding the string-pullers behind the scenes.
  69. Dam it all: More than half of the world's long rivers are blocked by infrastucture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    But with the increasing demand for more water, energy generation, and flood management, the construction of dams, levees, reservoirs, and other river-obstructive infrastructures is becoming ubiquitous.
  70. Dams and the Green New Deal: Why the Silence?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the backup for energy if it proves impossible to get off of fossil fuels fast enough.
  71. Dances of Disinformation: the Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Integrity Initiative - a supposedly non-partisan agency aiming at dismantling state sponsored misinformation - was exposed as funded by a UK government agency to undermine the opposition. This brings into question the plausibility of an impartial or apolitical playing field.
  72. De-Dollarizing the American Financial Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A long interview with economist Michael Hudson about Trump's plan to lower interest rates.
  73. Dearest Arundhati Roy: Shahidul Alam reflects on his time in prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Bangladeshi photographer was charged with criticising his country on Facebook and spent more than 100 days behind bars. Now freed, he replies to the Indian novelist who wrote to him in jail.
  74. Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen
    "Strike with Creativity" proclaims Raytheon.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Writing about his visit to the world's largest weapons bazaar, held in London during October, Arron Merat describes reading this slogan emblazoned above Raytheon’s stall: "Strike with Creativity." Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs, fragments of which have been found in the wreckage of schools, hospitals, and markets across Yemen.
  75. The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    A history of national debt and the international power structures it supports. Calls for the repudiation of illegitimate debt.
  76. Declassified Documents Now Reveal There Were Two CIA Torture Programs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Declassified documents expose new info about the CIA's detention and interrogation operations. This article looks at their history going back to MKUltra in the 1950s.
  77. Deconstructed Special: The Noam Chomsky Interview
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    On this week’s Deconstructed, Chomsky sits down with Mehdi Hasan to discuss the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, the 2020 Democratic field, and why he opposed Trump's Syria troop withdrawal.
  78. Deep Fakes: Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The ability of AI to create credible-looking fake videos could pose a threat to candidates at election time but gullibility was a problem before computer technology.
  79. Defense for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Transcript of a speech in defense of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.
  80. The Destruction of Freedom: Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange And The Corporate Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The corporate media's hostility towards Assange, Manning and WikiLeaks - obvious by lack of coverage or overt antagonism - shows it is tool of the state and big business.
  81. Did John Bolton Light the Fuse of the UK-Iranian Tanker Crisis?
    Evidence suggests he pressured the Brits to seize an Iranian ship. Why? More war.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The details of the UK's seizure of the Grace 1 point to involvement by John Bolton and the Trump administration to put pressure on Iran.
  82. Disablement, Oppression, and Political Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    It is often claimed that disabled persons are invisible, disregarded by mainstream society, and irrelevant to the workings of society. This analysis has attempted to explain that the "unemployables" have been deliberately shut out of the labour force due to a capitalist economy that so far has dictated their exclusion by measure of economic calculations that favor the business class. It further posits that disabled persons are further oppressed in capitalist societies by having been purposely shifted onto social welfare or segregated into institutions for similar reasons – to keep workers who could not be profitably employed out of the mainstream workforce but also to exert social control over the entire labour supply.
  83. Disagreeing Reasonably in a Complex World
    A review of The Case Against Free Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Free speech is not a naturally occurring object. It's an idea, a notion, an aspiration, an approach to politics, always involving a theory about what it means to be human in a particular society at a particular time.
  84. Disciplined for Acting with Integrity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The smear campaign against two profs at University of Michigan participating in BDS harks back to McCarthyist attempts to silence the left at that same institution.
  85. The Discovery and Rediscovery of Metabolic Rift
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Ian Angus discusses the scientific developments that led Marx to develop metabolic rift theory, and a new generation to rediscover it in our time.
  86. Distorting 'Democracy' in Venezuela Coverage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Round up of some of the many media outlets that call Guaidó's coup attempt in Venezuela a democratic movement and refer to democratically elected president Maduro as a dictator.
  87. Do we fetishize indigenous people?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Although well-intentioned, Western representations of and interactions with Indigenous people can undermine their humanity.
  88. Domestic violence was an issue with no name
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In the 1960s and ’70s, domestic violence was an issue with no name.

    Countless women endured violence in their own homes, but it was not acknowledged as an issue in the public realm. It was a shameful secret, quietly accepted as a part of life for women. When a woman was abused, there was nowhere to go. A woman’s place was in the home, even if home could kill her. Against this grim backdrop, different groups of women across the country worked to open Canada’s first women’s shelters.
  89. Don't Believe the Hype: Paying for Medicare for All Is Simple
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Debunking recent arguments that Medicare for All will require reducing spending in other areas.
  90. Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers and Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial, They Are in Control and Plan to Keep It That Way 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The two most important narratives imposed on us are climate change as a "threat to national security" and as a "business opportunity" - the twin rationales for military and corporate power. They want to focus us on how to manage the crisis, profit from it, or adapt to it, instead of opposing it.
  91. Dung beetles 'reduce human pathogens risk'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Farmers remove habitats that encourage natural wildlife for food-safety reasons, however, these habitats encourage biodiversity which could reduce the risk of pathogens in food.
  92. Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness. Family Farmers and the Battle for the Future of Food
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
  93. Education in the Service of Assimilation: The Founding Vision of Residential Schools in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at some scholarly histories of residiential schools that put paid to Canada's kinder, gentler reputation.
  94. Eight miners die from toxic gases in Peru’s northern highlands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Eight miners died after poisonous gases escaped in an informal gold mine in northern Peru. Informal mines are operated without licenses or safety standards by companies that can easily bypass regulations.
  95. The Emergence of Ecosocialism
    Collected Essays by Joel Kovel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
  96. Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Alfred McCoy says that it is only when empires are in decline that people begin to recognize they live in an empire and start to talk about it. While discussion of empire hasn't broken into the corporate media, it is certainly happening in the independent media. A concerted effort by a popular movement could bring it to the fore, just as Occupy changed the political dialogue about wealth inequality and the power of money. People in the US need to face some stark realities when it comes to declining US global power.
  97. Emulating the circle of life
    We need to rethink efficiency in our food system.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Developing food systems that simulate the processes found in nature can make food production more sustainable.
  98. Engels on the importance of Hegel to Marxism
    Letter to Conrad Schmidt

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Neo-Kantian by persuasion, Schmidt nevertheless asked Engels what the philosophical underpinnings of Marxs thought were. Engels already had put out a book on the topic, Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of German Classical Philosophy (1885), but apparently the implications of this work were not clear enough.
  99. Epifanio Camacho: a Militant Farmworker Brushed Out of History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Biographical info on Epifanio Camacho, a labor activist who fought alongside the less militant Cesar Chavez. He has been largely forgotten by history.
  100. Eric Hobsbawm: Historical cosmonaut
    David Kynaston on a 'national treasure' whose politics provoked endless bitterness

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of 'A Life In History' a biography of Eric Hobsbawm by Richard J. Evans.
  101. Europe's Political Turmoil -- Part II
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Could the rise of the far right across Europe actually lead to establishing fascist regimes? Overemphasis on this fear may divert attention from where it is needed.
  102. Everyone Washington Supports, by Definition, Is a Moderate Centrist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Many right-wing movements and leaders are described as moderate or even left-leaning by politicians and corporate media. In these cases the terms no longer have a political definition but is a way to convey approval.
  103. The Evidence We Were Never Meant to See About the Douma Gas Attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A report that conflicts with claims that two cylinders containing chemicals were dropped from an aircraft was suppressed by the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons. This erodes public trust in the institution and is distressing given the recent history of using dubious existence of deadly weapons to justify wars.
  104. Exposure of Another Pro-War Lie Doesn't Make Media More Skeptical of Pro-War Claims 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The story of pro-Maduro forces burning trucks bringing aid to Venezuela has now been reported as false, even by corporate media. The bigger story of how and why this lie was propogated gets left behind.
  105. Face Surveillance Is a Uniquely Dangerous Technology
    CounterSpin interview with Shankar Narayan on facial recognition

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Lightly edited transcript of an interview regarding face recognition technology and how it will impact people who are already over-policed.
  106. Facebook had human contractors 'reviewing' users' Messenger voice chats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Facebook has given contractors access to people's private voice chats for transcription purposes.
  107. Facebook Wants You to Know if You’re Getting Your News From the Wrong Government
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Media outlets owned by a company with ties to the Russian government are forced to disclose their affiliation on Facebook. Media outlets owned or funded by the US government are not held to the same standard.
  108. The Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and Approved Ideas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The university environment should be the last place where dangerous ideas, and views, are stifled and stomped upon. In actual fact, we are seeing the reverse; from students unions to middle- and upper-managerial parasites and administrators, the contrarian idea must be boxed, the controversial speaker silenced and sent beyond the pale.
  109. failing to see the deeper causes of social tragedies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In both cases, the roots of the tragedies are manifold. But in both cases we seem more interested in laying instant blame than in excavating the wider causes that might help us prevent such catastrophes happening again.
  110. Faith, Hope and Persistence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    When we look at what is happening in our world, it can be difficult to believe that there are grounds for hope, let alone faith. And yet we – we humans – continue to live and act in ways that testify to our hopes, and to our faith in the possibility of a better future.
  111. Faith, Hope and Persistence - Vietnamese text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  112. The Fake News Nazi - Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Analysis of Corbyn's press shows accusations of anti-semitism against him only started when he became a political threat.
  113. Fake News Tsunami - Trump's 'Collusion' And Corbyn As 'Dangerous Hero'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Analysis of recent news coverage that paints Corbyn as an anti-semite compared to that of the Trump campaign's supposed ties with the Russian government.
  114. Families "Are Scared To Death" After A Massive ICE Operation Swept Up Hundreds Of People
    About 680 suspected undocumented workers were arrested in Mississippi in one of the largest worksite operations ever conducted by ICE agents

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A massive arrest of undocumented workers in Mississippi had people scrambling to care for kids whose parents were detained and traumatized the community.
  115. Far-Right Identity Politics and the Task for the Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    To oppose far-right ideology, the left must fight the violence and austerity they promote but also acknowledge the appeal of universal values of populist movements.
  116. The Faux Generosity of the Super-Wealthy: Why Bill Gates is a Menace to Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    While the media may be full of stories singing Gates' praises, presenting him as a good billionaire (as opposed to the current president), the reality is that one man with that amount of power, be it political (like Trump) or economic (like Gates and Bezos) has a highly corrosive effect on democracy and society more generally.
  117. The FBI in Ecuador
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of a book detailing the FBI's actions in Latin America throughout the 20th century.
  118. The FBI's police state operation against Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The allegations that Trump is a Russian agent lack credibility. The FBI's invesitigation seems more like the agency is attempting to overthrow an elected government - a threat the FBI has posed in the past.
  119. Fé, Esperança e Persistência
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  120. Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movement
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    Self-government, or 'municipalism', is changing politics all over the world. This is a guide to winning back our towns and cities from below with real radical policies happening now; practical organizing strategies and tools; and profiles of 50 pioneering municipalist platforms from around the world.
  121. Fighting Against Racism - And For a Better Paycheck - On the Docks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Dockworker labour solidarity. Heavily references two books: 'Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area' by Peter Cole and 'Choke Points' essays edited by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness.
  122. Film Charts Failed Experiment Inviting Palestinian Teens to Become Kibbutzniks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A new documentary brings to light an episode almost completely erased from Israel’s official history - and one that reveals how Israel's apartheid character was established from its birth.
  123. Fire Brigades Union study exposes decades of deregulation and cost cutting that led to Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has published a damning report demonstrating that years of austerity measures, privatisation and deregulation led to the entirely avoidable fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, which claimed 72 lives.
  124. A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    A history of West Africa from the 17th century onwards. Draws on written histories as well as archival research in nine countries, art, oral history, archaeology, and letters.
  125. For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Amazon's Ring security cameras have a history of lax, sloppy oversight when it comes to deciding who has access to some of the most precious, intimate data belonging to any person: a live, high-definition feed from around -and perhaps inside- their house.
  126. Former UAW vice president pleads guilty to conspiracy in bribery scheme
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Norwood Jewell, former vice president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate labor laws. There could be even higher ranking officials charged, highlighting the conflicting interests of union bosses vs workers.
  127. France: Yellow Jackets and labour movement at a crossroads - Social and political questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A brief look at the Yellow Vests in 2018. Though they may have their problems they provide a possiblity of change outside the electoral system.
  128. "Free Trade" Is Today's Imperialism by the 1 Percent
    Building alternatives to free trade must become an essential component of a more progressive US foreign policy.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Principles of "free" trade allow global North corporations to continue the colonial policies that made them their wealth. Alternatives to free trade need to shift power and wealth to the global South to create fairness and progress.
  129. Freedom, Valor, Love: On Snowden's Permanent Record
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Edward Snowden's life reveals it's not just "the computer guy" (or other non-male folks) at tech's helms, but the general U.S. public that bears witness to corporatized data surveillance state violations, or the data industrial complex. This secretive sprawling network is the invasive rule today; it involves regular media outlets, telecommunications, social media platforms, Internet service providers, and government agencies.
  130. French Democracy Dead or Alive?
    The Gilets Jaunes in 2019

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An overview of the Yellow Vests: their methods, demands, media coverage and summary of major events from November 2018 to January 2019.
  131. Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
  132. From Academic to Assembly Line Worker: My Life of Precarity in Middle America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A non-tenured academic's story of trying to make ends meet in Indiana.
  133. From Nazi Germany to Ottoman Turkey, Genocides Begin in the Wilderness, Far From Prying Eyes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Recent research shows that the Armenian genocide began before its usually accepted date in 1915. This is consistent with other genocides which start away from the metropolises with only minimal instructions from higher government.
  134. From Nukes to Occupy: The Rise and Fall of the Non-Violent Direct Action Movement in the United States, 1976 – 2012
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The non-violent direct action movement originated in the anti-nuclear power movement of the late 1970s / early 1980s. Inspired by the German anti-nuclear movement, activists organized occupations of construction sites for nuclear reactors, aiming to insure no new plants were built. The processes, organizational structure, and culture adopted by these activists differed sharply from the movements of the sixties and early seventies.
  135. From Pre-K On, US Schools Privilege the Already Privileged
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The college bribery admissions scandal is only the extreme end of the inequality in the education system. Public policies, such as school funding based on property values, disadvantage children in low-income communities starting as early as pre-K.
  136. From the Green Revolution to GMOs: Toxic Agriculture Is the Problem Not the Solution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The pesticide industry lobbies governments to allow chemicals that have long been known to be harmful.
  137. From the Middle East to Northern Ireland, Western States are All Too Happy to Avoid Culpability for War Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Forgiving war crimes when they are committed by their own side is a practice of the Nazis that many western governements seem to be taking up.
  138. Further Reading on the Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Several book recomendations with some comments on each.
  139. Gabor Maté on the misuse of anti-Semitism and why fewer Jews identify with Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Talking today about antisemitism, particularly posing it as a problem on the left.
  140. Miriam Garfinkle
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Miriam Garfinkle was a Canadian physician and social justice activist.
  141. Gaza Fights for Freedom
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2019
    Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israeli snipers since March 30, 2018.
  142. The Global Assault on Indigenous Peoples
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Focusing on the the Ngäbe–Buglé in Panama, a look at the Indigenous people who have their way of life is destroyed by capitalism.
  143. The Global Movement Against Gentrification
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Accounts of worldwide efforts to promote municipal engagement and organize locally for justice are given in the book Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movement.
  144. GM Closures -- What's Next?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Plant closures by GM in the US, Canada and internationally threaten workers and communities. Can unions fight to stop this destructive practice?
  145. Google Bans Press TV
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Social media companies are banning media outlets in the name of alleged 'hate speech' but the companies' contacts and their targets make them instruments of government censorship.
  146. The Grand Illusion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    As the ecological crisis deepens, nearing the infamous Tipping Point – taking us closer to planetary catastrophe – we are being led to believe that an imminent "greening" of the world economy will deliver us from a very dark future. Somehow, against all logic, we have adopted a collective faith in the willingness of ruling governments and corporations to do the right thing.
  147. Grand Jury Efforts: Jailing Chelsea Manning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The role of Grand Juries in the persecution of Chelsea Manning and a summary of their history.
  148. Gray Whales Are Dying: Starving to Death Because of Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at the plight of sea mammals and the state of marine science education.
  149. Green construction and worker safety
    Green construction yields promising results for the future of our planet. But new technologies come with new safety risks for workers.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Eco-friendly construction exposes workers to new methods and materials which do not have the standard safety practices of those that are more established.
  150. Greenwashing the Climate Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Many solutions to climate change such as the Green New Deal do not address the real threat to the planet: capitalism. They in fact are a smokescreen under which to conduct business as usual.
  151. Nancy Gruber, 1930-2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Obituary of radical activist Nancy Gruber.
  152. A Guided Tour of AI and the Murky Ethical Issues It Raises
    In "Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans," Melanie Mitchell explores the workings and ethics of AI.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Mitchell's goal is to give a thorough (and I mean thorough) account not only of the ethical issues artificial intelligence raises today (and tomorrow), but of how the various branches of AI that the Dartmouth group pursued actually work. She is a good writer with broad knowledge of the topic (unsurprising, since she has a Ph.D. in computer science), and a canny mindfulness of both the merits and problems of AI.
  153. Guiding principles for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Statement of the Ecosocialist Working Group of the DSA on their demands for a Green New Deal that combats climate change and inequality.
  154. Guilt of Anti-semitism Now Needs No Evidence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Accusations of anti-Semitism against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party make an effective smear in a corporate-contolled media that focuses on individual personalities.
  155. 'The happy days are now just nostalgia'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Along with the temperatures, the Brokpa say, the entire weather pattern has become increasingly unpredictable in the past two decades in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, which border the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Bhutan and Myanmar.
  156. Marta Harnecker, the Fighter
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Obituary for Marta Harnecker, sociologist, political scientist, and activist from Chile.
  157. Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In today’s wretched economy, where around 130 million Americans admit an inability to pay for basic needs like food, housing or healthcare, buying and selling blood is of the few booming industries America has left.
  158. A health care algorithm affecting millions is biased against black patients
    A startling example of algorithmic bias

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A health care algorithm makes black patients substantially less likely than their white counterparts to receive important medical treatment. The major flaw, which affects millions of patients, was revealed in research published in the journal Science.
  159. Hebron - the heart of the occupation
    Justice for Palestine is central to the left. The situation in Hebron is a good example why.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The history and current situation in Hebron.
  160. The hijab: "preventing common impositions"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Children are not the property of their parents. They are individuals with rights and bodily integrity. And just because their parents believe in child veiling or FGM and male circumcision doesn't mean they should be automatically entitled to impose their views on their children, especially when these views are harmful.
  161. Historian Victoria Bynum on the inaccuracies of the New York Times 1619 Project
    An interview with the author of The Free State of Jones

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times in August 2019, presents American history in a purely racial lens and blames all "white people" for the enslavement of 4 million black people as chattel property.
  162. History Is Happening: WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An article based on and in discussions with Nozomi Hayase's book 'WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening'.
  163. A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-1966
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of a book of the Indonesian massacres contains lengthy excerpts and summary of the history.
  164. Hitting nature where it hurts: Iran feels the pernicious effects of US sanctions on biodiversity conservation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Iran is home to a rich and complex array of biodiversity. Efforts to protect its biodiversity have been challenged by decades of economic sanctions and political isolation.
  165. Hollywood's 'Captain Marvel' Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Captain Marvel is the latest in a long line of movies made with the cooperation and approval of the US military.
  166. Holocaust to Resistance
    My journey

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    A memoir by Suzanne Berliner Weiss, a holocaust survivor born in France, who came to North America and was active in radical causes in the United States and Canada.
  167. The Homeless 8-Year-Old Chess Champion and Other Horrific 'Uplifting' Stories
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Stories in US media of people overcoming adversity are only inspiring if you ignore the unjust systems that create their oppression.
  168. Hong Kong's opposition unites with Washington hardliners to 'preserve the US's own political and economic interests'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on November 19, 2019, without any opposition. Despite loudly proclaiming to protect "human rights" and "democracy," a closer look at this legislation reveals the imperial agenda underlying Washington’s actions in Hong Kong.
  169. How a Christian Nonprofit Helped a Controversial Minnesota Mining Company Buy Gear for Local Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A Christian non-profit called Shield616 that donates gear to police forces has received donations from mining companies. This sparks concerns of a conflict of interest among residents that are protesting these mines.
  170. How and Why The Intercept Is Reporting on a Vast Trove of Materials About Brazil’s Operation Car Wash and Justice Minister Sergio Moro
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A summary of the Intercepts investigation into Operation Car Wash based on a trove of private communication they have received and are making available to the public.
  171. How can the U.S. dare lecturing China about Rights of the Muslims?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    For some time, I have been warning the world that the West, and the United States in particular, are helping to radicalize the Uyghurs in Xinjiang Province and outside.
  172. How Capitalist Globalization Forecloses on Health Systems
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Discussion of the multi-author collection "Health Care under the Knife." The book criticizes many aspects of medicine under capitalism but falls short of promoting radical alternatives.
  173. "How Could They?" Why Some Americans Were Drawn to the Communist Party in the 1940s
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    We did not become Communists because of any adoration of Stalin. We wanted a better world, one in peace, and we admired the giant achievements of the Soviet people in overcoming illiteracy and building a giant industrial base which proved so vital in defeating the Nazis. We also admired an economy which suffered no joblessness while nearly the entire world groaned under the Great Depression.
  174. 'How Dare You!' The Climate Crisis And The Public Demand For Real Action
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Reality clashed with the BBC version of false consensus in a remarkable edition of HardTalk last month. Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was starkly honest about humanity’s extreme predicament in the face of climate breakdown and refused to buckle under host Stephen Sackur’s incredulous questioning.
  175. How Evil Wins: the Hypocritical Double Standards of Political Outrage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The injustices carried out under Trump are not new and people who believe they are or that partisan politics will fix things are being fooled.
  176. How Much Do Humans Pollute? A Breakdown of Industrial, Vehicular and Household C02 Emissions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Modified excerpt from author's new book, Privatized Planet: "Free Trade" as a Weapon Against Democracy, Healthcare and the Environment.
  177. How the Murders of Journalists in the Middle East Are Brushed Aside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Though higher-profile than most, Jamal Khashoggi was far from the first Arab journalist to be murdered in the Middle East. In his case, just like most others, cover-ups disguised as investigations may placate public outcry.
  178. How protesters are 'deanonymising' Russia's riot police
    Online tools identify policemen who violently dispersed protesters in Moscow

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Tools such as reverse-image search are being used to identify police who violently broke up a protest in Moscow. The legality of releasing this information and the threats some people are making with it is discussed.
  179. How SDS Imploded: an Inside Account
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at how Students for a Democratic Society imploded 50 years ago and how it is similar to the behaviour of political parties in the US today.
  180. How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us on Drugs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at some of the techniques drug companies use to get doctors to prescribe their products.
  181. How the Hand of Israeli Spy Tech Reaches Deep into our Lives
    Israeli software used on Palestinians is producing new cyber weapons that are rapidly being incorporated into global digital platforms

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Digital age weapons developed by Israel to oppress Palestinians are rapidly being repurposed for much wider applications – against Western populations who have long taken their freedoms for granted.
  182. How the U.S. Military Feeds at the Terror Trough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A meandering take on the US's perpetual wars around the world.
  183. How the World Works
    The Story of Human Labor from Prehistory to the Modern Day

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    In How the World Works, Cockshott connects scientific, economic, and societal strands to produce a sweeping and detailed work of historical analysis.
  184. How Urban Planners Promote Gentrification
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A review of Samuel Stein's book "Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State" which looks at how private interests and government promote gentrification.
  185. How would a revolutionary government protect the environment?
    There is an enormous unused human potential waiting to be drawn into the job of saving the ecosphere. How can it be mobilized?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at how a revolutionary government would combat climate change. Includes a lengthy excerpt from the pamphlet The Green Tax Fraud by Dick Nichols.
  186. The Hydroponic Threat to Organic Food
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The US Department of Agriculture is approving methods as "Certified Organic" which are contrary to the principles of organic, sustainable agriculture. This is done mostly to comply with the demands of large agribusiness companies.
  187. I Accuse!
    Herewith a proof beyond reasonable doubt that ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda whitewashed Israel

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    This finely-honed indictment by a writer widely acknowledged for his forensic skills is directed at Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. It sets out how she defiled her office by refusing to investigate credible allegations of Israeli criminality.
  188. "I have been there before" - For Sri Lankan Christians like me, the Easter attacks revived old
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A personal narrative about the complicated politics of language, ethnicity, and religion in Sri Lanka in the wake of the Easter bombings.
  189. 'I lost four sons': In Kashmir, women suffer brunt of conflict
    Women's Day is a grim reminder of atrocities and hardships faced by the women of the region in decades-long conflict.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Women in Kashmir suffer the loss of their sons, husbands, and fathers in ongoing conflict.
  190. Noel Ignatiev, 1940-2019
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Yesterday I learned that my friend and comrade Noel Ignatiev passed away. He’d been in poor health for some time, diagnosed with a rare form of gastrointestinal cancer that made it difficult for him to swallow properly or digest, but it still caught me off guard.
  191. Illusion or Advance? Ecosocialists debate the 'Green New Deal'
    Activists from System Change Not Climate Change discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal proposal.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Activists from 'System Change Not Climate Change' discuss the strengths and weaknesses of 'Green New Deal' proposals, and how the left should respond.
  192. Imagination and Nuclear Weapons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Imagining the horror of nuclear war is not enough to prevent it. Governments with nuclear weapons must be forced to disarm.
  193. Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Despite occasional warm gas passed in a leftish direction, establishment Democrats never had any intention of allowing a left political program to move forward. After four decades of asserting that they 'believe' climate science, the moment has arrived when the only political path forward is to take on their donors.
  194. In Brazil, thousands of people are still living under the threat of bursting mining dams
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is home to several large dams many of which have burst causing death and environment damage. There is evidence that some of these disasters were predictable.
  195. In Defense of Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    A wide range of distinguished contributors, many of them in original pieces, here set out the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the importance of their work, and the dangers for us all in the persecution they face. In Defense of Julian Assange is a vivid, vital intervention into one of the most important political issues of our day.
  196. In defense of To Kill a Mockingbird: The 1962 film about racism in theaters this week
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Attempts to remove To Kill a Mockingbird from curricula are misguided and ignore the artistic and courageous ambitions of the book and film.
  197. In Praise of Direct Action (and More)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The speed with which air traffic controllers' work stoppage put an end to the government shutdown shows the power of direct action especially when it threatens capitalist profit.
  198. In Protest Against Police Raping Spree, Women Burn Their Station in Mexico City.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A first person account of protests in Mexico City in response to reports of rape by police officers which have been dismissed by the administration.
  199. In The Eye of the Beholder: USA History of Imprisoning Women Politicals
    Part One of review and discussion of Linda G. Ford's Women Politicals in America: Jailed Dissenters from Mother Jones to Lynne Stewart

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An in-depth review of Linda Ford's "Women Politicals in America: Jailed Dissenters from Mother Jones to Lynne Stewart" (2018). The author draws on his personal experience as a journalist and organizer.
  200. Indigenous People, the First Victims of Brazil's New Far-Right Government
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Anti-Indigenous sentiment in Brazil is emboldened by Bolsonaro's regime. This is leading to greater efforts by the government and agribusiness to seize Indigenous Lands.
  201. Indo-Pak Nuclear Confrontation: First Use Policy and the Race Towards Armageddon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    There are several indications that India's ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) are obsessed with the perverse urge to wipe out Pakistan with nuclear weapons by unleashing a first or a second strike.
  202. Indonesia: 41 dead, 546 assaulted, 51 shot in agrarian conflicts under Jokowi’s watch
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An explosion of agrarian conflicts between 2014 and 2018 has resulted in many casualties including 41 people killed, 546 people assaulted and 51 people shot since President Joko Widodo came to office.
  203. The Intercept Shuts Down Access to Snowden Trove
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    First Look Media, owner of The Intercept, is shutting down access to Snowden’s leaked NSA documents. Their reporters still have copies of all the documents and are looking to find a new outlet for them.
  204. An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times' 1619 Project
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    I was surprised, as many other people were, by the scope of this thing, especially since it's going to become the basis for high school education and has the authority of the New York Times behind it, and yet it is so wrong in so many ways.
  205. The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A review of Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin's book "Language From Below: the Irish language, ideology and power in 20th century Ireland" which looks at the role language and nationalism has played in Irish liberation movements.
  206. The "Irrepressible Conflict:" Slavery, the Civil War and America's Second Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The purpose of this lecture series, hosted by the Socialist Equality Party, is to address the falsifications of the New York Times' "1619 Project" and undertake a historical materialist analysis of American history, and in this lecture, the Civil War.
  207. Is the Pentagon Behind the Rise in Lyme Disease?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A conversation with Kris Newby author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons.
  208. Israel Again Bombs Gaza - But Is It "In Response"?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In this case it is undoubtedly the Palestinian side that is responding to Israeli violence. But even if Palestinians would fire missiles without an immediate cause it would be within the full rights of the Palestinian people. In its 1982 Resolution 37/43 the General Assembly of the United Nations reaffirmed:
    "the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle;"
    The UN GA resolution is standing international law. The Palestinian people have the right to resist against the occupation force. In practice as well as legally Israel is a colonial entity that occupies Palestinian land, especially in Gaza and the West Bank. Any armed struggle by Palestinians against the occupation, provoked or not, is thus morally and legally justified.
    But do not expect that any 'western' mainstream media will ever point that out.
  209. Israel: Are democracy and despotic racism compatible?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A criticism of Zionism as a "melding of an elitist pseudo-democracy with racist despotism."
  210. Israeli intervention in US elections overwhelms anything Russia has done, claims Chomsky
    The 89-year-old said the media was largely ignoring vital issues such as climate change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Chomsky on the brazen interference of Israel in US politics to which supposed Russian meddling in the US election pales in comparison.
  211. Israel's latest attempt to erase Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Efforts by teams from the Israeli defense ministry to remove sensitive documents from Israeli archives must be understood in a new political climate and are not simply an attempt to spare Israeli governments embarrassment, as some have suggested.
  212. Israel's relentless violence on Gaza met by global silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A ceasefire has been reached in Gaza after Israel launched a wave of airstrikes that killed 34 Palestinians, including eight members of one family. Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada discusses Israel's latest bombings, which come after more than one year of weekly, deadly Israeli attacks on non-violent Palestinian demonstrators.
  213. It Is True That Corruption Caused The 737 MAX Accidents. But It Was Not Foreign.
    The New York Times blamed the foreign pilots for the crashes of two 737 MAX airplanes. It now takes a shot at the foreign airlines

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    So someone from Indonesia's air safety agency took another job in the industry. Three years later he changed back into a government role. That shows that Indonesia is a corrupt country and that Lion Air is the most corrupt, says a former pilot with an ax to grind.
  214. ‘It Was a Remarkably Successful Grassroots Campaign to Target Amazon’s Credibility’
    CounterSpin interview with Neil deMause on Amazon's retreat from New York

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Transcript of interview with Neil deMause about NY's bid for Amazon HQ. Included downloadable MP3 of interview.
  215. It's No Wonder the Military likes Violent Video Games, They Can Help Train Civilians to Become Warriors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Most studies show no correlation between video games and violence but the adoption of computer simulations by the military and their similarity to video games should give us pause about their ethical impact on society.
  216. It's Raining Sand in Rayalaseema
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In the Rayalaseema region in India, changing agriculture has reduced biodiversity, depleting the soil and leading to aridity and sandstorms.
  217. The Journalists Do The Shouting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Today’s meaningful art is samizdat stickers on wireline poles and spray-canned corporate advertising. Corporate media is no longer considered a sure source of credible reporting.
  218. Journalists Speak Up for Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Journalists and journalistic organizations around the globe, express their grave concern for Julian Assange's wellbeing, for his continued detention and for the draconian espionage charges.
  219. Juan Guaidó: The Man Who Would Be President of Venezuela Doesn't Have a Constitutional Leg to Stand On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The US coup in Venezuela uses constitutional arguments to give legitimacy to Guaido's presidency. This article details how this argument is false.
  220. Judge: Providing Water to Dying Immigrants in Desert is a Crime
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Activists who leave water near the US-Mexico border have been found guilty of various charges. Others in similar situations are still awaiting trial.
  221. Judicial Secrecy: Where Justice Goes to Die 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The trend of courts imposing gag orders and press bans on judicial proceedings is a hallmark of police states and a threat to freedom and justice.
  222. Karl Kautsky as Architect of the October Revolution
    Part 1: Before the War: The Bolsheviks Applaud Kautsky's Tactics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Lenin remained true to the tactical ideas of Karl Kautsky after the latter had abandoned them.
  223. Karl Kautsky as Architect of the October Revolution
    Part 2: 1917: The Bolsheviks Apply Kautsky’s Tactics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Bolsheviks came into 1917 with two pieces of Kautsky advice firmly under their belts: enlist the peasantry as a revolutionary ally, and do not deviate from militant anti-agreementism.
  224. Kashmiris launch calendar to remember disappeared loves ones
    At least 8,000 people have disappeared since 1989 according to human rights groups, leaving relatives in no-man's land

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Women whose husbands were disappeared have spent decades wondering what happened to them and fighting for justice. They and a group representing families of disappeared persons have published a calendar commemerating 12 victims.
  225. Kautsky, Lenin, and the transition to socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Counterposing Karl Kautsky's perspective of a "democratic road to socialism" as against a supposed Leninist "insurrectionary strategy" presents a false framework for the debate.

  226. Killing for Credibility: A Look Back at the 1999 NATO Air War on Serbia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A detailed look back at NATO's 1999 war on Yugoslavia.
  227. Komiks from the Underground: the Radicalism of Gilbert Shelton
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A review and history of "Radical America Komiks," a reprint collection of underground comics from 1969.
  228. Lawless Trump-Canada Connections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Canada recently seized and sold $30 million worth of Iranian properties in Ottawa and Toronto, a gross hypocrisy explains Yves Engler in light of oversights of more flagrant US and Israel terror victims. But the behaviour of Canada Foreign Affairs in joining the lawless US war of sanctions, embargos and military threats against Iran goes deeper than hypocrisy.
  229. Leaked: USA's Feb 2018 Plan for Coup in Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Publication of a military document outlining the military, diplomatic, and propaganda policies to overthrow the Maduro governnment.
  230. A Left for Itself
    Left-Wing Hobbyists and Performative Radicalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    David Swift argues that the left is dominated by what he terms hobbyists and performative radicals.
  231. Legal Weed Is Great, But Black and Brown Communities Can't Be Left Behind
    Marijuana legalization must bring both equity and justice for those most impacted by the War on Drugs.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Marginalized populations that were hardest hit by the War on Drugs should be at the forefront of legalization legislation as well as recipients of the tax revenue from legalized marijuana.
  232. Lessons of Nashville: The working class and the defense of immigrants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A recent story about residents of a Nashville neighborhood rallying to protect their neighbors from ICE agents shows the power of class solidarity in the face of attempts at racial division.
  233. A Lethal Industrial Farm Fungus is Spreading Among Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Agricultural fungicides are creating strains of drug-resistant fungi.
  234. Let's Make Sure the Nazis Killed in Vain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    I don't know how many times I've heard that if we don't stand by Israel, the victims of the Nazi Judeocide will have died in vain. I knew something was wrong with that claim, but for the longest time I couldn't put my finger on it. Now I think I can.
  235. A Liberal Elite Still Luring Us Towards the Abyss 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A recent manifesto decrying "populism and nationalism" see today's problems as coming from the abandonment of liberal ideals when they are in fact caused by extreme adherence to them.
  236. Liberals' 'humanitarian' open arms is not a solution to migrant crisis; radical economic changes are needed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Calls by Liberals to 'open our hearts' to immigrants from poor countries are about maintaining the status quo in the capitalist world. The solution is a radical change in the global economic system which encourages migration.
  237. The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Newspapers and other media in the United States and Britain have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by the "Assange effect".
  238. Life Itself is an Art
    The life and work of Erich Fromm

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  239. Like Israeli settlers, white mass shooters are a manifestation of their society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A caution against calls from the left to label white mass shooters as terrorists. Calling them terrorists does not address the fact that they carry out the objectives of their settler-colonial states.
  240. Local fishermen: caught between the pros and cons of traceability
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Consumers concerned about the environmental impact of fishing are demanding more transparency and accountablity from the industry. Ironically, the resulting regulations are prohibitive to the small scale fishermen that are the most sustainable part of the industry.
  241. Localism's Contradictions in Hong Kong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Localism, as a recent political phenomenon in the Hong Kong political landscape, stresses Hong Kong’s political and cultural autonomy as distinct from that of China, while older pan-democratic organizations tend to stress this continuity between democratic struggles in Hong Kong and China. Localism has politicized the younger generations in many ways – but is localism a coherent political ideology, and how does it square with an anti-capitalist, mass-led political practice?
  242. The London Climate Protests - Raising The Alarm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Analysis of media coverage of the climate crisis looks at how many outlets try to discredit 'alarmist' activists. However a sense of panics is rational and needed to avoid catastrophe.
  243. The Long Goodbye of Antiwar Protest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    There is a lack of real opposition - both by other governments and the public - to US-led regime changes.
  244. Lots of Scurrying But No Revolution in Sight
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Disappointed review of a collecton of essays of women and climate change, mostly in support of reforming the status quo.
  245. Lyme Disease and Biowarfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Historical look at the connection between Lyme disease and US government-produced bioweapons by a journalist who has been researching it for decades.
  246. Magnificent FIght: the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    In Magnificent Fight, Dennis Lewycky lays out the history of this iconic event, which remains the biggest and longest strike in Canadian history. He analyzes the social, political and economic conditions leading up to the strike.
  247. Mainstream Media Bias on 2020 Democratic Race Already in High Gear
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Mainstream media pundits undermine the chances of progressive candidates like Bernie Sanders despite the defeat of centrist politicians by the right.
  248. Making Money Off of Green Debt: Cory Morningstar Finds Corporate Wolves Behind Environmental Sheep
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Building through the privatization-friendly Reagan-Bush era of the 1980s, ramping up significantly with Bill Clinton's signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 1990s, and solidified through the de facto repeal of the post-Great Depression separation between investment and commercial banks at the end of Clinton’s scandal-plagued final term in office at the turn of the millenium, the United States went through a very noticeable shift in how its economy functioned.
  249. The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A detailed account of US-backed groups that positioned Juan Guaidó to declare himself president of Venezuela.
  250. Manufacturing the Enemy: The Media War Against Cuba
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    Mainstream media in the United States for the past 60 years has converged with the neo-colonial foreign policy objectives of the state to create a misinformed, biased narrative against the Cuban revolution. Using extensive examples, including pre-revolutionary historic coverage, journalist Keith Bolender reveals how the national press has established an anti-Cuba chronicle in adherence to Washington's unrelenting regime change policies.
  251. Marx for Today: A Socialist-Feminist Reading
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In-depth look at the relationship between feminism and Marxism.
  252. Marx on Children (and on Forgiving Christianity)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An exploration of Marx's and Christianity's views on children.
  253. Masterless Men: Poor whites and slavery in the Antebellum south by Keri Leigh Merritt - Book review
    "1619" and the myth of white unity under slavery

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A critique of the New York Times' "1619" initiative, marking the 400th anniversary of the disembarkation of the first African slaves in what was to become the United States.
  254. David McReynolds, 1928-2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Obituary and memoir of leftist activist David McReynolds.
  255. Media Rally Around 'Forever War' in Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A round up of some of the alarmist reporting on supposed withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
  256. Meet Europe's Left Nationalists -'A momentous turn against free movement in Europe'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The rise of leaders like Sahra Wagenknecht and Jean-Luc Mélenchon marks a momentous turn against free movement in Europe-at the expense of immigrants.
  257. Memory, History, and a Pillar of Salt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A personal memoir about art and history in the early days of AIDS and ACT UP.
  258. The Menace of Right "Populism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Editorial about Trump and right-wing regimes world-wide and the opportunities for left-wing organizing.
  259. The Militarization of Empathy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Surprise reunions between returning soldiers and their families are a major spectacle in US media. But these heartwarming scenes serve as a distraction from the activities of the soldiers while they are overseas.
  260. A million species 'threatened with extinction'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A summary of a dire climate report on the decline in global biodiversity.
  261. MLK in Memphis, 1968
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at MLK's actions and speeches in Memphis and their relevance today.
  262. Money, Power and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    It is hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the complete polarization of public opinion as a result of self-serving media and, bankrolled by rich Arab countries, whose only goal is to serve their specific, often sinister, agendas.
  263. Money Talks, Bullshit Walks on Cable News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    None of the big companies buying advertising time on CNN and MSNBC have any interest in the progressive taxation and restored union organizing and collective bargaining rights that Sanders advocates.
  264. The Most Enduring Media Cover Up
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Clearing the FOG hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed Alison Weir, journalist and founder of If Americans Knew, a website that provides factual information about the Israeli State and Palestine.
  265. Moving past climate denial
    Deniers feel that the impacts of climate breakdown don't matter, but the solutions pose an imminent threat, new research shows.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Katharine Hayhoe, a climate researcher and political science professor argues that it's more productive to show climate change skeptics that solutions are beneficial to them rather than trying to make them believe in the science of climate change.
  266. Murder on the Mekong: why exiled Thai dissidents are abducted and killed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In Thailand, people who violate lèse-majesté law - which prevents any criticism of the monarchy - can find themselves with a bounty on them and end up living in exile. Some dissidents have been murdered or disappeared.
  267. My Friend Was Murdered for Trying to Save the Amazon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Paulino paid with his life for trying save his tribe's forest, the Arariboia Indigenous Territory, in the north-east Amazon.
  268. My Response to the PBS Series: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A criticism of the PBS series on Reconstruction which presents slavery as a 'southern problem,' ignoring its ties to capital and class.
  269. Myanmar's Other Reporters
    The world cheered when two Reuters journalists were freed from prison. But who’s watching out for the rest?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Detailed analysis of the state of freedom of speech and the press in Burma/Myanmar.
  270. Nationalism, Patriotism, Hate Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at the (mis)use of the word "nationalism" to describe Trump and white supremacists.
  271. NATO's Crises
    The 2% goal as defence illiteracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    NATO's London Summit on December 3 and 4, 2019 displays the deep political crisis of the 70-year-old alliance: Only a dinner and a short meeting, no statement to be issued, quarrels among the leading military members, accusations, substantial differences on Syria and many other issues, the deepest-ever Transatlantic conflict and the usual issues of burden-sharing.
  272. The Need for a Compelling Anti-Capitalist Narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    To inspire people with possibility socialists need to create a vision of the world they want to create instead of just showing how bad capitalism is.
  273. Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The idea of "free market fundamentalism (FMF)" omits the fact that neoliberalism requires state intervention to run, so criticism of neoliberalsm based on FMF is ahistorical and self-defeating.
  274. Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match In China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Unless China starts playing by neoliberal rules Trump's economic war with them will lead the US to a race to the bottom or isolation from international markets.
  275. The Never-Ending Curse of Coal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Last week Murray Energy, one of the largest coal mining corporations in the nation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That makes it the fifth coal company to do so in the last year.
  276. The new Jewish left
    In Canada, young Jews are fighting antisemitism while opposing the Israeli occupation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Young Jewish people in North America are fighting antisemitism while opposing Israel's occupation of Palestine.
  277. The New Politics of Disablement: The Contribution of Mike Oliver
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Obituary for Mike Oliver, one of the founders of the social model of disability. Includes historical information, his legacy, and suggested reading.
  278. New York Times Admits it Sent Story to Government for Approval
    The American paper of record just provided a major example of the symbiotic relationship between U.S. corporate media and the government

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The NY Times' seeking approval for a recent story is part of a history of the mainstream media's collaboration with the US government.
  279. New Zealand - Open letter: Betraying women and free thought in the name of Christchurch massacres
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An open letter questioning shows of solidarity with Muslims after the Christchurch massacre, specifically non-Muslim women wearing head coverings and a Canadian university that disinvited an ex-Muslim atheist speaker.
  280. The New Zealand Shootings, a Microcosm of Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The New Zealand Shootings and other mass murders use the same justification as governments that carry out campaigns against the same targets on a larger scale.
  281. Newly Released FOIA Documents Shed Light on Border Patrol’s Seemingly Limitless Authority
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    More than 1,000 pages of previously unseen Customs and Border Protection training documents, shed light on the details of the Amercian Border Patrol’s seemingly limitless authority.
  282. Nicaragua: The Other Revolution Betrayed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at the current neoliberal regime in Nicaragua and how the Sandinista government failed to deliver on the promise of the 1979 Revolution.
  283. The 9% Lie: Industrial Food and Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    They now warn us that we have to drastically reduce global emissions – by at least 45 percent – over the next decade. Otherwise, we'll pass the point of no return – defined as reaching 450 ppm or more of CO2 in the atmosphere sometime between 2030 and 2050 – when our climate crisis will morph into a climate catastrophe.
  284. The Nine Worst Lawfare Injustices in the US and What They Tell Us About Ourselves
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    "Lawfare" is when the law is weoponized and directed against a group of people declared to be an enemy. This is a brief history with nine examples.
  285. 1919: The Year the World Was on Fire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A sprawling take on international revolutionary events of 1919 using Emma Goldman, Bill Haywood, and John Reed as focal points.
  286. Nitrogen Crisis: A neglected threat to Earth's life support systems
    Part One of a discussion of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The rift in the nitrogen cycle is a major threat to the stability of the Earth System. This and subsequent articles will discuss how the natural cycle works and how it has been disrupted in the Anthropocene.
  287. No Surrender: The Land Remains Indigenous
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2019
    Between 1869 and 1877 the government of Canada negotiated Treaties One through Seven with the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains. Many historians argue that the negotiations suffered from cultural misunderstandings between the treaty commissioners and Indigenous chiefs, but newly uncovered eyewitness accounts show that the Canadian government had a strategic plan to deceive over the "surrender clause" and land sharing. According to Sheldon Krasowski's research, Canada understood that the Cree, Anishnabeg, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, Siksika, Piikani, Kainaa, Stoney and Tsuu T’ina nations wanted to share the land with newcomers -- with conditions -- but were misled over governance, reserved lands, and resource sharing. Exposing the government chicanery at the heart of the negotiations, No Surrender demonstrates that the land remains Indigenous.
  288. A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela 
    To the People of Venezuela

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An open letter to the people of Venezuela regarding the US coup and with support for how they can resist.
  289. 'Not a Good Answer': Privacy Advocates Reject Democratic Proposal for 'Technological Wall' With Expanded Border Surveillance
    'More surveillance' has become the default answer to far too many difficult policy questions

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Digital rights advocates called on Democratic lawmakers to expand their fight against the wall into a fight for all human and constitutional rights-instead of suggesting alternative "border security" proposals that would infringe on civil liberties.
  290. Nothing Kept Me Up At Night the Way Gorgon Stare Did
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An interview with an expert on drones about a new camera technology that drastically improves wide-area sureillance capabilities.
  291. Notorious Portuguese political prison becomes museum of resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A historical fortress Peniche used to hold dissidents under Portugal's dictatorship is being turned into a museum to remind people of the life under fascism.
  292. Nuclear Lies and Broken Promises
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas this September that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran of lying about its nuclear program, he was concealing one of the greatest subterfuges in the history of nuclear weapons.
  293. Numsa strike against sexual harassment is a 'powerful moment in labour history'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A union of metal workers in South Africa staged a strike underground in harsh conditions to support a coworker whose sexual harassment complaint had been dismissed by management.
  294. Offering Choice But Delivering Tyranny: the Corporate Capture of Agriculture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Proponents of genetically modified seeds say they are opening up 'choice' to farmers and consumers but end up giving monopolies to powerful corporations with proprietary agricultural tools and methods. This lessens environmental and dietary health and diversity.
  295. Old Mother Forest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A poignant look at the ecosystem of a rainforest from a conservationist in India.
  296. On Equating BDS With Anti-Semitism: a Letter to the Members of the German Government
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An open letter to the German government by a Jew arguing against a motion equating BDS with anti-Semitism.
  297. On the Coast of Oaxaca, Afro and Indigenous Tribes Fight for Water Autonomy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In southern Mexico, a multi-ethnic network of towns has halted the construction of a mega-dam. Now they are organizing to manage their own natural resources and revitalize their culture as native water protectors.
  298. On the degradation of political debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Today, political debates have become vacuous and insipid because politicians have become contemptuous of the electorate. Voters, many believe, are ignorant, swayed more by emotion than by reason, happy to accept lies and drawn to politicians with easy answers.
  299. On the Democratic Character of Socialist Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Great social movements redefine legality and human rights, setting in motion a process of change that becomes irresistible. Socialists utilize electoral opportunities while recognizing that they are far from the whole story. A workers’ government committed to socialism will probably be achieved as the democratic ratification of a program that has already gained majority support through discussion and mobilization among the population at large.
  300. On the Front Lines of the Climate Change Movement: Mike Roselle Draws a Line
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An excerpt from the book The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank. An account of environmental activists fighting massive industries to save the environment.
  301. An Open Letter to Chelsea Manning: A Free Woman in An American Prison
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A message of courage and strength addressed to Chelsea Manning.
  302. Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia coup, Trump dubs Nicaragua 'national security threat' and targets Mexico
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    One successful coup against a democratically elected socialist president is not enough, it seems. Immediately after overseeing a far-right military coup in Bolivia on November 10, the Trump administration set its sights once again on Nicaragua, whose democratically elected Sandinista government defeated a violent right-wing coup attempt in 2018.
  303. Orbán: Strong Man, Authoritarian Ideology
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of a book about Viktor Orbán's political career.
  304. The Orwell quotes right-wingers never mention
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A brief look at George Orwell's revolutionary, left-wing views to counter the superficial references to "thought police" or "big brother" used in right-wing circles.
  305. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 27, 2019
    What Next?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2019
    Millions of us, in many different countries, came out in late September to demand action on the climate crisis. Around the world, in diverse ways, we are working to keep up the pressure. Time is short, and the tasks are huge. In the midst of our activism and organizing, we need to keep asking ourselves some important questions: What are our goals? And what should we do to reach our goals?
  306. Our Movement, Our Lives
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of a history of the Black Lives Matter movement, both nationally and locally.
  307. Our Veggie Gardens Won't Feed us in a Real Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Small scale farming that can actually provide for people requires more knowledge and resources than people think.
  308. Our Veggie Gardens Won't Feed us in a Real Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Prudence would dictate that we heed this year's events as a warning and get serious about making preparations for worse years. Literal cycles of "feast or famine" have marked agriculture since its birth and sooner or later we will experience significant shortages here in the US, if not from the weather, than from war or lack of resources.
  309. 'Palestinian Rights Has Become an Incredibly Mainstream Issue'
    CounterSpin interview with Josh Ruebner on BDS bans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Interview with Josh Ruebner about anti-BDS legislation. With downloadable MP3 of interview.
  310. Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    Although Soave may not personally agree with their motivations and goals, he takes their ideas seriously, approaching his interviews with a mixture of respect and healthy skepticism. The result is a faithful cross-section of today's radical youth, which will appeal to libertarians, conservatives, centrist liberals, and anyone who is alarmed by the trampling of free speech and due process in the name of social justice.
  311. Paris police use pepper spray against seated climate change protesters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Police in Paris have been filmed pepper-spraying peaceful protestors. This is part of Macron's crackdown on the "yellow vest" movement in which several protestors have been seriously injured.
  312. Party for the Revolution
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of Crowds and Party by Jodi Dean, a philosophical look at the crowd and the individual in revolutionary action.
  313. Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Claims that the Maduro government is using Cuban doctors to coerce voters by refusing care to the opposition are based on very dubious evidence.
  314. The Peking University Marxist Society and Student Activists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Their report on the living and working conditions of university staff approaches Mao's suggestion that 'knowledge of any kind is inseparable from direct experience' when it states that 'it is only through practice that you can produce genuine knowledge.'
  315. The People Emerge: The Storming of the Bastille
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A history of the storming of the Bastille emphasizing the revolutionary history that is glossed over in patriotic celebrations.
  316. The Perils of Embedded Journalism: 'Afghan Papers' Wouldn't Be Needed If We Had a Real Independent News Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    If the Post and other major news media outlets had been pursuing the truth over the years about these all the wars, and the so-called "War" on Terror, instead of leaving the hard work of exposing all the lies to the likes of whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden and journalist/whistleblower publisher Julian Assange, we'd already know about the venality and culpability of our government.
  317. Permanent Record
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
  318. The Persecuted
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Fundamentalist Christians maintaining that they are persecuted may not make sense given the prevalence of sympathetic and Christian-owned media and businesses. Listening to a sermon reveals they see the inability to impose their views in society as persecution.
  319. Perspectives for the coming revolution in America: Race, class and the fight for socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The title for this meeting is "Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America." It begins with the understanding, broadly felt by a growing section of workers and youth throughout the world, that we live in a revolutionary period.
  320. Pete Seeger Was A Movement Musician
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A memorial to Pete Seeger on what would have been his 100th birthday.
  321. Peter Graham and Ian McKay, Radical Ambition: The New Left in Toronto.
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Works on the Canadian New Left are now sprouting plentifully and certainly a work on the country's major city is welcome. This one is encyclopedic, and Graham and McKay deserve thanks for their inclusive rendition of the youthful radical movements in Toronto from 1958 to 1985. The book is generous in its treatment of most of them, though it offers, as it should, analysis of why some groups achieved more in the short term than others while still others left a lasting legacy, for example, in preserving natural areas or working-class neighbourhoods that corporate interests wanted to bulldoze.
  322. Peterloo (film review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of a movie about the massacre at a popular revolt in St Peter's Field in Manchester, U.K in 1819.
  323. The Peterloo massacre and Shelley (1)
    Part 1: The aftermath of the massacre and the responses

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The escalation of repression by the ruling class that followed, resulting in a greater suppression of civil liberties, was met with meetings of thousands and the widespread circulation of accounts of the massacre. There was a determination to learn from the massacre and not allow it to be forgotten or misrepresented.
  324. The Peterloo Massacre and Shelley (2)
    Part 2: Shelley's politics and his Peterloo poems

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Peterloo poems adopt various popular forms and styles. Addressing a popular audience with his attempt at a revolutionary understanding suggests a sympathetic response to the emergence of the working class as a political force, and the poems are acute on economic relations.
  325. A Plague of Rats: How Years of Austerity Prompted Many Britons to Vote for Brexit
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Many Britons in poor areas voted for Brexit even though they benefited financially from the EU. Though often blamed on fear of immigration it is also a result of discontent brought on by severe austerity and privatization.
  326. The Plastic Industry's Fight to Keep Polluting the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An in-depth look at the failure of recycling intiatives and the plastics industry's PR efforts that put the onus on small scale efforts to reduce waste while they fight any initiatives that curb production at the industry level.
  327. A Play with No End
    What the Gilets Jaunes really want

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    When I caught up with the Gilets Jaunes on March 2, near the Jardin du Ranelagh, they were moving in such a mass through the streets that all traffic had come to a halt. The residents of Passy, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Paris, stood agape and apart and afraid.
  328. "Please Step Away from the Socialism": The Red Scare Dems at MSNBC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The anti-socialist scaremongering at MSNBC should put paid to the idea that they have any leftist bias.
  329. Politics in the Pub Mark Davis
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2019
    The current attempt to use the UK courts to drag Assange into the clutches of a foreign intelligence agency for his revelations is not just an abuse of the extradition process but a fundamental threat to journalism.
  330. The politics of identity, left and right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    One of the consequences of the bifurcated debate is historical amnesia about the origins of identity politics. Most people imagine that its roots are on the left. In fact, they lie on the reactionary right, in the counter-Enlightenment of the late 18th century. It wasn’t then called the politics of identity. It was called racism. It is, however, in the concept of race -- the insistence that humans are divided into a number of essential groups, and that one’s group identity determines one’s moral and social place in the world -- that we find the original politics of identity, out of which ideas of white superiority emerged.
  331. The PR Campaign to Hide the Real Cause of those Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Since 2010, an increasing number of hospitals have outsourced their emergency rooms, radiology, anesthesiology, and other specialized services to physician staffing firms. Patients who need these critical services may inadvertently receive care from a doctor outside of their insurance network and find that they owe thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in surprise medical bills.
  332. Press Freedom is Under Threat in the Land of its Birth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The US was not among the conulates protesting controversial new extradition bill in Hong Kong. They can't with a straight face object to Hong Kong passing an act that endorses extradition for political crimes while Washington is pursuing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
  333. Press Freedom is Under Threat in the Land of its Birth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The author draws parallels between the US and Hong Kong's treatment of freedom and individual rights.
  334. The Prisoner Says No to Big Brother 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A tribute to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Includes details of some of the corruption they have exposed.
  335. Progressive Ideas Matter to Voters. So Why Do Democrats Fixate on the Identity of the Messenger?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    There is a larger rhetorical trend toward divorcing voter preferences from ideology to focusing on identity. Wittingly or not, the effect is to undermine the obvious power of progressive ideas.
  336. Protesting the "slave law" in Hungary: The erosion of illiberal hegemony?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Popular protests have arisen in Hungary to oppose exploitive changes to the labor code. The government opposition has supported the protests but this could result in weakening the protests' legitimacy as a movement.
  337. The Public Library: Antidote to Everyday American Banality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A celebration of the local library that includes conversations with librarians and patrons.
  338. Publicised Cruelty: Scott Morrison Visits Christmas Island
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Australia is reopening the immigration detention centre on Christmas Island. The prime minister made a public tour of the facilities.
  339. Quo Vadis, Lebanon?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Some Lebanese call what is happening on the streets of Beirut, Tripoli and other cities, an "October Revolution", but in reality, this uprising has very little to do with the iconic Russian Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
  340. Race, Class, and the Left with Adolph Reed Jr.
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2019
    Audio interview with Adolph Reed Jr.
  341. Race, Identity and the Political Economy of Hate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at statistics casts doubt on the supposed rise of white nationalist groups and violence.
  342. Radical Ambition
    The New Left in Toronto

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    The story of Toronto's New Left from its initial stirrings in the late 1950s to its 'long, ambiguous goodbye in the early 1980s.
  343. The Radical Roots of Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Interview with Laura Weinrib author of "The Taming of Free Speech: America's Civil Liberties Compromise."
  344. Raging Against the Algorithm: Google and Persuasive Technology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Fears of Google's algorithms detrimental effect on society may be well-founded but the proposed solutions are problematic.
  345. Reading Manifestos: Restricting Brenton Tarrant's The Great Replacement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Attempts to censor the Christchurch shooter's manifesto hinders attempts to understand and counteract their motives. Arguments for censorship, such as enabling copycats, are based on controversial evidence.
  346. Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America's Endless 'War on Terror'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    According to very conservative estimates, as reported by the "Costs of War" project of Brown University’s Watson Institute on International and Public Affairs, nearly 250,000 civilians have been killed during the 8 years since September 2001 in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in wars or attacks that were instigated by the United States.
  347. Reclaiming control of Indonesia's oceans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Indonesian activists are building a global movement to resist the financialisation and privatisation of the world's oceans.
  348. Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A 2017 recording of Independent Petroleum Association of America executives reveals them revelling in their access to high levels of government. Since then many environmental protections have been rescinded.
  349. Red-Green Alliance: A Green Earth With Peace And Room For Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Red-Green Alliance advocates a strong international labour organization with muscles to raise global demands for workers. It means a labour organization where it is possible to remain organized, even when traveling across borders, and where people working in the same company, or in the same sector across borders, can be organized together, and raise common demands.
  350. Reflections on coherence and comradeship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A lengthy personal meditation on strategic challenges facing left organizing.
  351. Reform or revolution? A response to three intriguing questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The article by Steve Downs Three questions of political strategy poses three intriguing questions: Does "democratic road to socialism" = "parliamentary road to socialism"? Does "insurrection" = "revolution"? Does "rupture" = "revolution"? Steve found these questions helpful in understanding the contending views in Solidarity and DSA over reform or revolution.
  352. Refugees Are in the Channel Thanks to the Actions of the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The outcome of Western military and economic interventions in the Middle East and North Africa have caused the outflow of refugees from zones of conflict.
  353. Remembering America's First (and Longest) Forgotten War on Tribal Islamists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Here are the relevant points when it comes to the Moro War (which will sound grimly familiar in a twenty-first-century forever-war context): the United States military shouldn’t have been there in the first place; the war was ultimately an operational and strategic failure, made more so by American hubris; and it should be seen, in retrospect, as (using a term General David Petraeus applied to our present Afghan War) the nation's first "generational struggle."
  354. Remembering Mitch Podolak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  355. ‘Renouncing Violence’ Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Media analysis shows that calls to renounce violence are directed at Muslims or other victims of Western occupation.
  356. Repeat after me, protests in Venezuela good, protests in France bad!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Anti-government protests in Venezuela and France are treated differently because of the interests the respective presidents - and their opposition - represent.
  357. Republican Estate Tax Repeal: An Effort to Avoid Ever Being Taxed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    While Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes an important increase in the estate tax, Republicans are gearing for its complete repeal. Morris Pearl of the group Patriotic Millionaires, talks about how the Republicans’ plan would help the rich from ever being taxed.
  358. Resignations rock US civil rights institute after it strips Angela Davis of award over pro-BDS views
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Three members quit the board of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute after its controversial decision to first grant, then to rescind an award for iconic activist Angela Davis, following objections to her anti-Israel statements.
  359. Resistance Matters
    The Radical Vision of an Antipsychiatry Activist

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    Don Weitz writes "Antipsychiatry organizing saved my life once, and has always given it meaning. This book is an invitation to join me and other psychiatric survivors (and our allies) in exposing psychiatry’s coercive, life-destroying practices and utter lack of scientific validity; and creating and promoting life-affirming alternatives."
  360. Rethinking Dominant Approaches to Climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Market-based attempts to curb climate change are inadequate since they further enable its root cause, capitalism.
  361. Review: Jonathan Metzl, Dying of Whiteness (2019)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A detailed review, focusing mainly on gun violence, of Jonathan Metzl's book Dying of Whiteness.
  362. A Revolutionary Detroit Memoir
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of autobiographical memoir of a white, working-class, Catholic woman who became involved in Black activisim.
  363. Revolutionary reels: Soviet propaganda film and the Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    However, the Bolsheviks would revolutionize Russian cinema as leaders recognized the potential of film propaganda as a way to influence the political and social attitudes of the people. Vladimir Lenin clearly understood the power of film, as he stated, "Of all the arts, for us, cinema is most important."
  364. Revolutionary theory, academia and Marxist political parties
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    According to Lenin, revolutionary work has four parts: theoretical work, propaganda, agitation and organization.
  365. A rich diversity: Underground channels and stream of US Trotskyism, 1928-1965
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  366. Rich Getting Richer Via Tax Policies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Marginal income tax rates plunged starting in the 1980s, hitting their modern-day lows under President George W. Bush. After rising modestly during the Obama Administration, they fell again under President Trump. Rate cuts generate only part of the current bonanza. Tax breaks passed by various Congresses account for the rest, hugely increasing the billions that flow to the haves.
  367. Rigging the Science of GMO Ecotoxicity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Scientific article about dangers of GMO plants and techniques used by developers to disguise harms to get GMOs through testing.
  368. The Rigors of Organizing: On the Road with the German Climate Resistance 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Ende Gelände, is a broad coalition of German climate resistance organizers. Members are touring the US sharing info about their tactics.
  369. Rivers in crisis: water theft and corruption in the Darling River system
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A water crisis in New South Wales has resulted in millions of fish dying and a shortage of water in communities. Politicians blame drought while other blame corruption and the actions of big irrigators.
  370. Rivers of Dust: The Future of Water and the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Syria and Iraq are at odds with Turkey over the Tigris-Euphrates. Egypt's relations with Sudan and Ethiopia over the Nile are tense. Jordan and the Palestinians accuse Israel of plundering river water to irrigate the Negev Desert and hogging most of the three aquifers that underlie the occupied West Bank. According to satellites that monitor climate, the Tigris-Euphrates basin, embracing Turkey, Syria, Iraq and western Iran, is losing water faster than any other area in the world, with the exception of Northern India.
  371. Robot Trolls on Amazon: How Fake Reviews Could Undermine Progressive Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In the pursuit of profit, corporations appear to be using bots to undermine competitors on Amazon, as they do on Twitter and Facebook. This could have detrimental effects on progressive authors and filmmakers who, in the absence of major corporate backing, need the support of reviewers -- at least on Amazon -- in order to boost their marketability.
  372. A Robust Doctrine: Break the Taboo on Odious Debts and their Repudiation
    The Challenges for the European Left regarding Debt and the Banks

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An interview with Éric Toussaint, the author of The Debt System. A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation. He discusses debt, illegetimate debt and the instances in history when debts were repudiated.
  373. Rooting rebellion in nature
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Reflections on the legacy of philosopher and ‘geologian’ Thomas Berry, ten years after his death.
  374. Rosa Luxemburg and the actuality of revolution 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    She was brilliant, insightful, with considerable knowledge and practical experience. She said and wrote things that are worth comprehending, actively considering, and testing out as we try to understand and change the world around us.
  375. RT's ban from media freedom conference shows British irony is alive and well
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    RT has been banned from a conference on media freedom for reportedly 'spreading disinformation.' They find this accusation and its source an ironic juxtoposition.
  376. Russia and the Democrats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Democratic Party's insistence of Russian meddling in the election show how out of touch and unfit their leadership is.
  377. Russiagate and the Dry Rot in American Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The idea that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election is used by both liberals and the right to maintain the status quo. Comparisons to Hunter S. Thompson show how staid mainstream news has become.
  378. Russiagate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Looking at the fiasco of Russiagate, it's instigators, who profits from it and the issues that it distracts from.
  379. Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The popular socialist leader of Britain's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, could be on the verge of becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom. And the mere possibility is terrifying British intelligence services and the US government.
  380. The Same Media That Opposed Democracy in South Africa Now Warn Against It in Israel/Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Coverage of South African apartheid in US news in the 1980s compared with coverage of Israel/Palestine today reveals similar racist bias.
  381. Sard's Permanent War Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A long biographical essay on Edward Sard who founded the theory of "permanent war economy."
  382. The secrets of Nineteen Eighty-Four
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Close analysis of 1984, including biographical details of Orwell, defending it as a work of leftist literature.
  383. The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Sanctions against Syria are having a disastrous effect on the population. Comparisons to Iraq during the 1990s by someone who was there show the historic failure and potential further consequences of sanctions.
  384. 'Sexy tricks': How journalists demonize Venezuela's socialist government, in their own words
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The United States has labeled Venezuela's government a "dictatorship" and part of a "troika of tyranny," and has sponsored multiple coup attempts there, including one in November. The corporate media has dutifully ignored the US role in the country's economic woes, laying the blame squarely at the feet of Maduro, omitting crucial political context on Venezuela's economic crisis while keeping up a constant flow of content presenting the country as a socialist hellhole.
  385. The Shaving Kit - Manufacturing The Julian Assange Witch-Hunt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A survey of mainstream media coverage of Assange's arrest that makes him an object of ridicule. Much attention is given to the beard he had at the time.
  386. Shedding Light on Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019   Published: 2018
    Research and campaigns by women's rights advocates are beginning to focus on the problem of Latin American girls who are forced to bear the children of their rapists, with the lifelong implications that entails and without the protection of public policies guaranteeing their human rights.
  387. Shots All Around: How Four Roses Bourbon Workers Won Their Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Four Roses Bourbon Worked successfully striked over a two-tier contract proposal that would have given worse benefits to new hires.
  388. Slavery and the American Revolution: A Response to the New York Times 1619 Project
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In its insistence that race -- which has no basis in science -- is the determinative category of both the present and past, the 1619 Project shares the most basic premise of the white supremacists and fascists that are being set into motion by the Trump administration.
  389. 'Slaves of the sea'
    The long-forgotten Jaladas community and their need for policy inclusion

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Due to socio-econimical, political, and geographical reasons, the Jaladas community has been negelected and they are vulnerable. Relevant sectoral policies enacted by the government of Bangladesh would address these issues.
  390. Social Media Regulation: Speak of the Devil and in Walks Zuck
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Social media giants such as Facebook support government regulation as a means to secure their monopolies.
  391. Socially Polarised, Politically Paralysed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An essay on the peculiar character of contemporary social polarisation illstrated through the discussion of Brexit.
  392. Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A detailed timeline of events during the recent blackout in Venezuela.
  393. The Solution to the Country's Debt and Deficit Problem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    For most people, the country's national debt and annual deficit are not major concerns. However, for a substantial portion of the policy types who make, write, and talk about economic and budget policy, debt and deficits are really big deals. And, the fact that our budget deficit and debt are both large by historic standards, and growing rapidly, is an especially big deal.
  394. Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In Rayagada, Bt cotton acreage has risen by 5,200 per cent in 16 years. The result: this biodiversity hotspot, rich in indigenous millets, rice varieties and forest foods, is seeing an alarming ecological shift.
  395. Spokane vs. the Border Patrol: How Immigration Agents Stake Out a City Bus Station
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Amid the Trump administration's immigration enforcement crackdown, the Border Patrol has stepped up raids on Greyhound buses nationwide, combatting what the agency claims is a "growing threat" of "alien smuggling and drug trafficking organizations to move people, narcotics, and contraband to interior destinations."
  396. Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Massacre: Reflection Of Long Time Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A personal story about extreme ideologies that infiltrated Islamic societies.
  397. Stanford Study Says Renewable Power Eliminates Argument for Using Carbon Capture with Fossil Fuels
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A study in the peer-reviewed journal Energy and Environmental Science, concludes that carbon capture technologies are inefficient at pulling out carbon, from a climate perspective, and often increase local air pollution from the power required to run them, which exacerbates public health issues. Replacing a coal plant with wind turbines, on the other hand, always decreases local air pollution and doesn't come with the associated cost of running a carbon capture system, says Jacobson.
  398. Statement Condemning US Removal of Democratically-Elected Evo Morales
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Following months of destabilization, on November 10, 2019, the legitimate, constitutional, democratically-elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, was driven at gunpoint out of office and the country by the US and its allies, among them Bolivian fascists and several members of the Organization of American States (OAS), including Canada. This latest aggression follows centuries of colonial, imperialist, and neo-colonial conquest and plunder of the Indigenous-majority population of Bolivia.
  399. Still Lonely on the Right
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A review of 3 books about Black Republicans.
  400. The Strange Career of the Second Amendment -- Part I
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Detailed analysis of the Second Amendment and different perceptions of gun rights in US history.
  401. The Strange Career of the Second Amendment, Part II
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A further look at the history of the Second Amendment. Focuses on late 19th and 20th c and disparity of the laws in regard to race.
  402. The Strange Workings of Identity and Adolph Reed Jr.'s Thought
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    One of the cornerstones of the socialist approach to identity is the insistence that identities are not naturally occurring but are, rather, the products of history. The controversy surrounding Reed’s work offers an opportunity to try to clarify our understanding of identity.
  403. "Strategic Extremism": How Republicans and Establishment Democrats Use Identity Politics to Divide and Rule
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Since morality is easy to use as a tool to manipulate voters, Republican's wooing of the alt-right is an effective strategy in a close election. To counter this the left must focus on real issues that challenge corporate power.
  404. Study Reveals How UK Intelligence Works with Media to Smear Jeremy Corbyn
    New research from Matt Kennard has shown how the British intelligence establishment works with the UK media to smear Jeremy Corbyn.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Academic studies of the Corbyn coverage have also shown that corporate media have shown a profound hostility to him and his project. One report from the London School of Economics included an entire section called "Delegitimization through Ridicule, Scorn, and Personal Attacks."
  405. The Stupidity of Smart Devices and Smart Cities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Smart phones, smart bombs, and, it follows, Smart Cities (capitalising such terms implies false authority), do not exist in that sense, whatever their cheer squad emissaries in High Tech land claim. They are merely a masterfully daft celebration of tactically deployed cults: there is a fad, a trend, and therefore, it must be smart, a model option to pursue.
  406. Suicide Watch on Planet Earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The burning of Notre Dame cathedral, while tragic, is nothing compared to the damage to our planet brought by climate change.
  407. Sundarbans: 'Not a blade of grass grew...'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    People in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, for long living on the edge, are now facing climate change – recurring cyclones, erratic rain, growing salinity, rising heat, depleting mangroves and more.
  408. Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    By asserting the extraterritorial jurisdiction of American law to demand the extradition of another country’s (Australia) citizen from a third country (Great Britain) for activities that took place entirely outside the US, the present indictment is, as Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists, points out: “a direct threat to journalists everywhere in the world….Under this rubric, anyone anywhere in the world who publishes information that the U.S. government deems to be classified could be prosecuted for espionage.”
  409. A Tale of Two Citations: Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" and Michael Harrington's "The Other America"
    Contrasting Lessons for Activists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Looking at the forgotten, more radical aspects of Carson's "Silent Spring." Compares it with other, less radical works that were more easily co-opted by governments looking to appease new social and environmental movements.
  410. A Tale of Two Toilets: Profiting from Necessity?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    As indoor plumbing arrived in the U.S. in the 1840s and Dr. John Snow’s treatise on sewage-contaminated water causing cholera came out in 1855, the current global toilet situation cannot be attributed to lack of knowledge, technology, or resources.
  411. Talking Trash: Unfortunate Truths About Recycling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A deep dive into the mechanics of recycling and why it isn't a panacea for our environmental problems.
  412. Tamil Nadu's seaweed harvesters in rough seas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An unusual activity of the fisherwomen of Bharathinagar in Tamil Nadu keeps them more in the water than on boats. But climate change and overexploitation of marine resources are eroding their livelihoods.
  413. Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa's new internet paradigm
    The costs of speaking out online are rising rapidly

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Many governments in Africa, threatened by the democracy of internet communication, are stifling it by imposing taxes and fees, throttling internet service itself and even arresting bloggers.
  414. Taxing Financial Transactions Is More Strategic Than Taxing High Wealth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  415. Technocracy now: The US is working to turn Lebanons anti-corruption protests against Hezbollah
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The movement was spurred by the levying of regressive taxes and the persistence of a corrupt neoliberal order that has mismanaged the economy and hollowed out the public sector while enriching a handful of elites amid a looming economic collapse. Though the protests remain focused on class issues and corruption, the US is increasingly determined to co-opt the movement for its own goals.
  416. 10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism.
  417. Thank Russia for Winning World War II
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  418. Thank Russia for Winning World War II
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Our Soviet allies barely held on alone for three years against Hitler, yet conventional wisdom is that we won the war because we equipped Soviets to die for us. This is propaganda – the USSR bore more than 90% of its own wartime industrial burden.
  419. That Couldn't Be True: Restorying and Reconciliation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    To achieve reconciliation with Indigenous people Canada must let go of the myth of itself as a benevolent force in the world.
  420. 'They Had Already Decided They Wanted to Invade Iraq'
    CounterSpin interviews with Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on media and the Iraq War

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    MP3s and transcripts of two interviews about justifications for the Iraq war. One focused on intelligence on WMDs and the other on women's rights.
  421. This London Firm Helps the Wealthy Hide Assets - or Steal Them. Luckily We Have 15 Years of Their Client Communications
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A London firm that helps the rich hide or steal money has had 15 years' worth of communications leaked. These are being made available to hopefully help return stolen money.
  422. This School District Threatened To Take Kids Away From Parents Over Lunch Debt. Then It Refused a Businessman's Offer to Pay Those Debts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A Pennsylvania school district sent letters to parents who owed lunch money informing them that they could lose custody of their children due to their lunch money debt.
  423. Thousands of Goldminers Invade Yanomami Territory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Goldminers have invaded Yanomami lands in northern Brazil, probably emboldened by Bolsonaro's war against Indigenous rights. They have brought disease to uncontacted peoples and are poisoning the environment.
  424. Three Lessons for the Left from the Mueller Inquiry 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russiagate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump's camp and the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election.
  425. Three Questions of Political Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    As I read contributions to The Call and Jacobin, and from Solidarity members, I wonder if that doesn't explain some of the disagreements about "reform or revolution" that have come up between some Solidarity members and some members of DSA’s Bread and Roses caucus. Framing these disagreements as a set of questions has helped me better understand the contending views.
  426. To Adapt to the Escalating Climate Crisis, Mere Reform Will Not Be Enough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    As I've watched young people around the world take part in the climate actions of the last month, I've gotten the sense that I'm watching a spectacle which has been orchestrated to create the illusion that we're still in an earlier, more stable time for the planet's climate. Legitimate as the passion and commitment of this generation of teen climate activists is, their efforts are being packaged by the political and media establishment in a way that encourages denial about our true situation.
  427. To Be or Not to Be a Jewish State, That is the Question
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Israel's champions owe us an explanation. First, they insist that Israel is and always must be a Jewish state, by which most of them mean not religiously Jewish but of the "Jewish People" everywhere, including Jews who are citizens of other states and not looking for a new country.
  428. To Readers, $X Billion Just Means 'a Whole Lot of Money'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A call for media to put numbers in context, e.g., food stamps cost of $70 billion a year is just 0.4 percent of the budget.
  429. To Silence a Poet, and a Nation: What Stella Nyanzi's Conviction Means for Uganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been convicted under internet obscenity laws for criticizing Uganda's president. The style of her writing may be as much an issue as the criticism itself.
  430. Tom Paine, Christianity, and Modern Psychiatry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Much of modern psychiatry is based on unscientific theories even many practitioners of its find problematic. Since Thomas Paine knew Dr. Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), considered the "father of American psychiatry," this article draws parallels between Paine's criticisms of religion with those of psychiatry today.
  431. Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military's School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The United States played a key role in the military coup in Bolivia, and in a direct way that has scarcely been acknowledged in accounts of the events that forced the country's elected president, Evo Morales, to resign on November 10, 2019.
  432. Trade Deals Are About Increasing Protectionist Barriers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Past trade deals were about making it easier to trade manufactured goods, making it as easy as possible for corporations to take advantage of low-cost labor in the developing world. This has the predicted and actual effect of putting downward pressure on the wages of less-educated workers.
  433. Trudeau government gives dangerous new powers to Canada's political cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has published a massive collection of documents that reveal that CSIS is gathering information on peaceful protest groups. This coincides with new legislation from the Trudeau government that gives CSIS increased powers to conduct surveillance.
  434. Trump's Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The US's ability to use finance as international leverage is weakening as American nationalism becomes more blatant and alienates allies.
  435. Trump's Trade Threats are Really Cold War 2.0
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Trump's attempts to bully China economically may backfire and alienate the US from trade partners.
  436. The TSA's Role as Journalist Harasser and Media 'Watchdog'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An American journalist whose work opposes the US government is openly marked for extra screening and inspections when travelling.
  437. Turkey in 2019: An Assessment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at the current state of the Erdogan regime in Turkey as well as the hopes and challenges of what the left can accomplish.
  438. The 2019 UN Vote Against the US Blockade of Cuba
    Trump's Washington Remains Cornered

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    On November 7, 2019, for the 28th year in a row, the entire United Nations General Assembly, gathered in one room, voted overwhelmingly against "the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Embargo Imposed on Cuba by the United States." The final tally was 187 in favor, 3 opposed (Brazil, Israel, US), 2 abstentions (Colombia, Ukraine), 1 not voting (Moldova).
  439. Uber Has Always Been a Criminal Organization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Uber's whole business model was premised on criminality -- the willful, systematic flouting of local taxi regulations, based on a wager that the company could retroactively absolve itself by getting the laws changed via big-money lobbying. With that kind of mission, it's not surprising its executives had blood on their hands long before they started taking Saudi blood money.
  440. Ukraine, the New Cold War and the Politics of Impeachment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The question not being asked is why it was politically, legally or morally justified for the U.S.-- the Obama administration, to 1) use NGOs and the CIA 2) to join with real and virulent Ukrainian Nazis to 3) oust the Democratically elected president of Ukraine 4) in order to install a puppet regime that answers to the national security state? Passionate assertions that Donald Trump is corrupt face the question back: what part of this entire operation isn't corrupt?
  441. Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2019
  442. Ukraine's Nazis: Who are they, why are they so influential — and why have media ignored them?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A recent festival in Kiev proudly displayed Nazi symbols and even advertised 'White Pride' – yet received almost no attention from Western media, who still steadfastly pretend there are no Nazis in Ukraine, neo- or otherwise.
  443. Ukrainian neo-Nazis flock to the Hong Kong protest movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Neo-Nazis from Ukraine have flown to Hong Kong to participate in the anti-Chinese insurgency, which has been widely praised by Western corporate media and portrayed as a peaceful pro-democracy movement. Since March 2019, Hong Kong has been the site of often-violent protests and riots that have run the city’s economy into the ground.
  444. UN aviation body blocks critics online
    The UN’s aviation body is blocking climate critics on Twitter, accusing them of 'fake news' and 'spam'.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The International Civil Aviation Organization is blocking people who interact with them on Twitter. They claim their critics' arguments are not 'fact-based.'
  445. Uncle Sam was Born Lethal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The white European "settlers" of North America wiped out millions of the continent's original inhabitants. They populated their southern colonies and states with Black slaves they mercilessly tortured, raped, maimed, and murdered in forced labour camps that provided the critical raw material for the rise of American capitalism long before Mussolini, Franco, and Hitler rose to power.
  446. Unconditional support for Israel is unconditional support for injustice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Like tens of thousands of Jews worldwide, we oppose Israel's ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian lands and its regime of violence, intimidation and incarceration aimed at the Palestinian population of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. We challenge those who offer unconditional support for Israel to ask themselves if they would support the same violations of human rights and international law anywhere else in the world. We affirm that our criticism of Israel comes from an embrace of both Jewish and universal humanitarian values and has no relation whatsoever to antisemitism.
  447. Unconditional support for Israel is unconditional support for injustice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Like tens of thousands of Jews worldwide, we oppose Israel's ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian lands and its regime of violence, intimidation and incarceration aimed at the Palestinian population of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. We challenge those who offer unconditional support for Israel to ask themselves if they would support the same violations of human rights and international law anywhere else in the world. We affirm that our criticism of Israel comes from an embrace of both Jewish and universal humanitarian values and has no relation whatsoever to antisemitism.
  448. Undermining the watercycle
    A critical appraisal of the mining industry's contributions to the global water crisis.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The mining industry is often overlooked as a cause of the global water crisis. This article examines recent history of mining disasters and how the industry PR greenwashes its image.
  449. Unearthing Justice
    How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back.
  450. Unfree Media – State Stenography And Shameful Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A recent viral clip of Jeremy Corbyn featured vital truths about the corporate media that ought to be at the forefront of public consciousness in the approach to the UK General Election on December 12, 2020.
  451. United States - DSA Two Years Later: Where Are We At? Where Are We Headed?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) had had a massive surge in membership in the last two years. Here is a look at the history of socialism in the US and the DSA's current prospects for enacting real change.
  452. US Media Ignore -- and Applaud -- Economic War on Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    US reporting on Venezuela fails to mention the effect economic sanctions have in Venezuela defying the work of experts in the area.
  453. U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice As Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines Than Palestinian Ones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A study of 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict from five major American publications shows that they are biased towards the Israeli side.
  454. U.S. Senate's First Bill, in the Midst of the Shutdown, Is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government From Boycotts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    This Senate's first bill of 2019 considers giving state and local governments the power to punish companies that boycott Israel. These laws have been found to be unconstitutional but still have bipartisan support.
  455. The 'Unpeople' of South Korea
    Idiocy and Violence of Immigration

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Who are the ‘unpeople’ of South Korea? They are an majority of illegal migrants who lack basic rights and security and believed to deserve it according to the laws and principles under which Korean society operates.
  456. Updating Some U.S. Political Prisoners January 2019
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An update on political prisoners in the United States.
  457. US Capitalism Was Born in the Destruction of the Commons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Interview with Silvia Federici and Peter Linebaugh about Federici's book Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons.
  458. The US coup in Venezuela: New attempt to eradicate the Chavista Revolution 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The coup in Venezuela is the latest in a long history of US attempts to undermine and overthrow progressive governments in Latin America. American progressives must do more to stop this aggression.
  459. US Cyber Attack on Russia's Power Grid is an 'Act of War' (According to the US)
    What about Venezuela's hacked power grid?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The New York Times reports that the US has hacked Russia's power grid. Reporting on the issue has failed to mention any call for consequences or the fact that the US has already been accused of doing the same to Venezuela.
  460. US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to understand that the coverage is being crafted in such a way as to entirely overlook the bigger picture.
  461. US Foists 'Humanitarian Aid' on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The US-backed Saudi Arabia war on Yemen is causing the worst humanitarian crisis of the modern era. The lack of concern from politicians should belie this justification for U.S. intervention in other countries.
  462. US Foreign Policy Exposed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Some recent events and information leaks have forced even the mainstream media to break the usual veneer over US foreign policy.
  463. US Government Knew Climate Risks in 1970s, National Petroleum Council Documents Show
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Newly discovered documents show that the fossil fuel industry has know since the 1970s the effect that CO2 emissions would have on the environment.
  464. US Media Keep Saying Iran is "In Violation" of a Nuclear Agreement the US Withdrew From
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    US Media portray Iran as having violated the US-Iran nuclear agreement. That's because the Trump administration, acting on its own, foolishlypulled out unilaterally from that agreement, and has been imposing sanctions on Iran, all of which has been in violation of the agreement, and which, by violating its terms, effectively terminates the agreement.
  465. US Negotiations: Masters of Defeats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A summary of several US attempts at diplomacy that have failed due to their unwillingness to make any concessions to the other party.
  466. US and Puppet Guaido Implicated in Terrorism Plot Against Venezuela PLOT
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    New evidence has been uncovered regarding terror campaign planned by the US and the Venezuelan opposition.
  467. US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A 2010 memo from Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) seems to be playing out as planned in 2019.
  468. US State Department Publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A fact sheet put out by the US State Department listing its "accomplishments" in Venezuela reads more like a confession of atrocities. The document was later withdrawn.
  469. US Trotskyism 1928-1965 Part I: Emergence
    Left Opposition in the United States

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    The first in a documentary trilogy of U.S. Trotskyism, this volume spans 1928 to 1940, surveying labour struggles, contributions to the study of history and Marxist theory, and confrontations and convergences among left currents.
  470. US Trotskyism 1928–1965 Part II: Endurance
    The Coming American Revolution. Dissident Marxism in the United States: Volume 3

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    The second in a documentary trilogy of U.S. Trotskyism, this volume spans 1941 to 1956, surveying the Second World War, the post-war strike wave, ongoing struggles against racism, and more.
  471. US Trotskyism 1928–1965 Part III: Resurgence
    Uneven and Combined Development.

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2019
    The third in a documentary trilogy of U.S. Trotskyism, this volume spans 1954 to 1965, surveying the Cold War era, the Black liberation struggle, the "third wave" of feminism, and more.
  472. U.S.: We Will Break Your Legs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The US has threatened to deny visas to any ICC personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces. This should make clear the hypocrisy when the the US cites human rights violations as an excuse to invade other countries.
  473. U.S.A : How Federal Workers Could Fight the Shutdown
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Federal workers have dealt with low pay, degraded working conditions, and repeated employer lockouts. If they want to improve their conditions, they'll have to organize.
  474. The UTLA Victory in Context
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at the bigger picture surrounding the LA teacher's strike as part of the national upsurge that began with the 2012 strike of the Chicago Teachers Union.
  475. Venezuela Blitz - Part 1: Tyrants Don’t Have Free Elections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Thorough summary of support for the Venezuela coup in US and UK media with many excerpts.
  476. Venezuela Blitz - Part 2: Press Freedom, Sanctions And Oil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Analysis of corporate coverage of Venezuela reveals: reporting on the supposed lack of free press, and rarely mentioning the US's interest in their oil and effect of sanctions on the country.
  477. Venezuela Coup Leader's Oil Plans Revealed: Guaidó Hopes to Privatize State-Controlled Industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Juan Guaidó and his economic advisers have a plan to privatize the country's petroleum industry. This privatization scheme will be difficult to implement, however, since he is not in power.
  478. Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Corporate media has many stories about food and medicine shortages in Venezuela. These lies and others are debunked by someone who lives there.
  479. Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The US's sanctions and political interference in Venezuela are part of a long history of foreign meddling that brings strife to the affected country.
  480. Venezuela: Is President Maduro 'illegitimate'? 10 facts to counter the lies 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Concise rebuttal of talking points used by those trying to bring about a coup in Venezuela.
  481. Venezuelan economist: 'Hyperinflation is a powerful imperialist weapon'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Interview with Venezuelan an economist about how hyperinflation is being used as a weapon against the country.
  482. A Very Incomplete List of Sinister Things Vladimir Putin/Russia/'the Russians' Have Been Accused of Doing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A list as the title describes (with links).
  483. The Violent History of the Venezuelan Opposition
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Mainstream media paint Venezuelan opposition as peaceful heroes and President Maduro as a villain. Details about opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez show this to be blatant propaganda.
  484. The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End but Do Any Americans Care?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The Ukraine War remains largely unknown to the American public even though the United States has had a great stake in it.
  485. The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Maduro, like Chavez before him, is a fairly elected leader with support from the people. Talk of his 'illegitmacy' is propaganda in service of the coup.
  486. The War That Never Ends
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    North Korean denuclearization is unlikely without concessions (such as sanctions relief) from the US side. How likely is the Trump administration to make such a deal?
  487. Washington's Dr. Strangeloves: Is plunging Russia into darkness really a good idea
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    US cyber attacks on Russia's power grid, reportedly done without the president's knowledge, are part of a historic pattern of US/Russian relations being sabotaged US defense and intelligence agencies.
  488. Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: 'Truth Will Out'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The idea that the truth will eventually be exposed may be comforting to people that think we live in a transparent democracy. But this investigative journalist discusses how hard it is to get information from the government.
  489. Water as a Form of Social Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Whether in Palestine or Detroit, restricting access to water is a tactic used to deprive populations of personal and social agency with dire consequences to health.
  490. Water resources - 'The river is dying': the vast ecological cost of Brazil's mining disasters
    Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Brazil's worst mining disaster in decades has prompted calls to create stronger regulations and enforce them with real consequences rather than small fines that often go unpaid.
  491. ‘We Don’t Do Propaganda’
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Dutch historian Rutger Bregman's (un-aired) appearance on Tucker Carlson sparked outrage in Carlson and an opportunity to highlight how money controls the narrative in mainstream news.
  492. We hacked tube ads to call out the Home Office's hostile environment
    Our Future Now on how they helped the Home Office be a little more honest about its policies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Today our activist group, Our Future Now, have installed subverted adverts on London Underground trains calling out the Home Office's 'hostile environment' and its brutal and racist policies.
  493. 'We Need to Ban Fracking': New Analysis of 1,500 Scientific Studies Details Threat to Health and Climate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The latest analysis of studies on the effects of fracking confirms that it poses an extreme threat to the environment and local people's healt.
  494. We The Workers: A limited documentary about labour rights groups in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A review of a documentary on labour conditions in China. The docementary was filmed at great risk but the motiviations and the end product are questionable.
  495. Wealth and the Invisibility of Human Life
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of the book "Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism" by Quinn Slobodian.
  496. Weaponized Social Media Is Driving the Explosion of Fascism
    Social media platforms give governments, extremists, haters and propagandists the ability to excite and incite hate amplified by algorithms.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Describing how social media wages war on reality by spreading propaganda. With examples from ISIS to Alex Jones.
  497. Weaponizing human rights: UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A report from the UN High Commissioner on the situation in Venezuela has been condemned by many sources as a political tool to justify the US's attempted regime change in that country.
  498. West Africa's Fine Line Between Cultural Norms and Child Trafficking
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Human traficking in West Africa is difficult to deal with as it has become entrenched in the culture of people living in extreme poverty.
  499. The West Failed to Learn the Most Important Lessons From the Rise and Fall of ISIS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The attempted coup in Venezuela today is an example of imperial overreach western governments displayed in the Middle East.
  500. The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    An analysis of why western media has failed to practice any scepticism regarding claims that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons.
  501. What Black Life Actually Looks Like
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In the age of Black Lives Matter protests, many activists and academics seem unable to see the complexity of black life beyond the barricades, or outside the frame of the latest viral video killing of a black civilian.
  502. What George Carlin Taught Us about Media Propaganda by Omission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: "Here's a partial score from the West Coast – Los Angeles 6." For a brilliant comedian like Carlin -- who skewered corporate power, class structure and political/media propaganda – that's one of his more innocuous jokes. But it's sharply relevant today as corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it 'propaganda by omission.'
  503. What is Happening in Spain?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Spain spends much less on public social expenditures that what it should spend according to its level of economic development. It is one of the countries of the European Union 15 (the more advanced economies of the European Union) that spends the least on public services such as health care, education, public housing and child care, and on transfers, such as pensions.
  504. What kind of rebellion will save humanity from extinction?
    The real power of mass civil disobedience is not its ability to shock the powerful into listening, but rather its potential to draw masses o

    Resource Type: Unclassified
    First Published: 2019
    Despite overwhelming evidence that the world has already passed certain tipping points, setting off large and unpredictable changes in the climate, why are governments still refusing to act on the scale and pace required?
  505. What Los Angeles Teachers Won
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A Los Angeles teacher's take on the successful strike.
  506. What Religion is Your Nationalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    On November 9, 2019, 27 years after mobs destroyed the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court of India, despite stating that the demolition of the mosque was against the rule of law, pronounced the lawbreakers as victors. Those who had indulged in a bloodbath to build a temple where they claim Lord Ram was born have become the owners.
  507. What the 'White Irish Slaves' Meme Tells Us About Identity Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In setting out to rebut narratives of 'Irish Slaves' the left has often downplayed the history of Irish oppression.
  508. What the Media Won't Tell You About the Venezuelan Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Calling Venezuela's election illegitimate is false and is also a familiar tactic for US interference in a country's government.
  509. What's the alternative to factory farms?
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Mixed review of a collection of essays about industrial agriculture. Most of the papers point out the destructiveness of animal agriculture but neglect the wider issue of capitialism.
  510. What's the True Unemployment Rate in the US?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The real unemployment rate is probably somewhere between 10%-12%. The 3.7% is the U-3 rate, per the labor dept. But that’s the rate only for full time employed. What the labour depatment calls the U-6 includes what it calls discouraged workers (those who haven’t looked for work in the past 4 weeks). Then there's what's called the 'missing labour force' - i.e. those who have'’t looked in the past year. They're not calculated in the 3.7% U-3 unemployment rate number either. Why? Because you have to be 'out of work and actively looking for work' to be counted as unemployed and therefore part of the 3.7% rate.
  511. When the IWW Took on the Copper Kings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of the movie "Bisbee ‘17" about a strike and subsequent deportation of the workers of an Arizona mining town.
  512. When Welfare Checks Turn Deadly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The disabled and mental ill encur growing risks and dangers when interacting with police as their actions are often interrupted as hostile or dangerous. Such misinterruption often result in a fatal encounter with law enforcement.
  513. When Your Boss Locks You Out for Nearly 6 Months and Cuts Off Your Healthcare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    When energy company National Grid locked out its workers during contract negotiations, workers workers had to struggle with loss of income and health insurance. Workers as well as legislators see this as an unfair bargaining tactic.
  514. Where Have You Gone Abbie Hoffman?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A collection of excerpts of people writing about Abbie Hoffman on the 30th anniversary of his death.
  515. 'Where was the Lord?': On Jefferson Davis' birthday, 9 slave testimonies
    The voices of five men and four women, once held in human bondage, interviewed in Alabama in 1937.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Testimonies of several victims of slavery collected in the 1930s tell of separation from family, overwork, and abuse.
  516. While the World Watches Trump, It’s Missing What’s Really Going On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The superficial antics of Trump and other world leaders are making front page news while investigative reporting on real issues is pushed to the margins.
  517. White Women and White Power
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Review of two books about white supremacy. Especially focused on the role of white women in white power movements.
  518. Who Inflicts the Most Gun Violence in America? The U.S. Government and Its Police Force
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Statistical analyses of gun violence in America consistently fail to account for the number of victimes of police killings. The militization of policiing has led to a greater number of victims, particularly among young black men and the mentally ill.
  519. Who Is Responsible?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A short update on attempts to gain justice for Indigenous genocide in Guatemala in the 1980s.
  520. Who Would Believe It? Annals of the New Left Era
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A review of "You Say You Want a Revolution" a collection of memoirs of the Progressive Labor Party.
  521. Whose history? Why the People's History Museum is vital
    In recent months, high-profile figures have claimed museums should be ‘neutral’ spaces. Thank goodness, then, for the People’s History Museu

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Peoples History Museum also acts as a space for learning and offers a site for new debates to emerge, regularly allocating space for community exhibitions and contemporary political discussion. It also exhibits documents from recent events and contemporary unions, as it continues to build its collections.
  522. Whose "Security" -- and for What?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Editorial about how accepted "security" discourse obscures the real structural and systemic crises today.
  523. Why Activists Fail
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Describes why activists have historically failed to make a real difference - they don't know how the world works. Describes how the world works and explains some components of nonviolent strategy for change.
  524. Why Ann Coulter Has Power: U.S. Politics are Authoritarian by Design
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A description of undemocratic processes in the US government - the Electoral College, gerrymandering, etc. - and how these allow a small minority to decide the leadership of the country.
  525. Why Are These Facts So Stubbornly Forbidden?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The author gives several examples of people refusing to change their beliefs even when confronted with facts.
  526. Why Aren't the Democrats Talking About Ending Patent Financed Drug Research?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Presenting a case for replacing government-granted patent monopoly financing of pharmaceutical research to make drugs available at free market prices.
  527. Why climate action is the antithesis of white supremacy
    Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Climate action and climate change denial are antithetical to each other as the former is based on interconnectivity and collective action while the latter seeks exclusion and separation.
  528. Why Left Wing Populism Is Not Enough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Mainly a critique of Chantal Mouffe's book 'For a Left Populism,' discusses the shortcomings of a poplulism that downplays the role of class.
  529. Why the 1953 cancellation of German debt won’t be reproduced for Greece and Developing Countries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Detailed look at the differences between cancellation of Germany's debt and that of developing countries today.
  530. Why the Anthropocene is not 'climate change' - and why that matters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Reducing our current predicament to combatting climate change, or even narrower, reducing CO2 emissions fails to show the big picture of how humans have changed the planet. To contend with the Anthropocene we need to get rid of one-dimensional thinking of climate change.
  531. Why The 'Ok Boomer' phenomenon is short-sighted
    Millennials and Generation Zers have more in common with struggling boomers than wealthy elites our own age

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The "Ok Boomer" meme, which many young people are using online as a rebuttal against supposedly out-of-touch baby boomers, taps into frustrations disproportionately experienced by millennials and Generation Zers -- particularly in Canada's most unaffordable cities. Unfortunately, however, the meme also represents a discourse that ignores the many older people experiencing poverty, discrimination and hardship.
  532. Why the US is Persecuting Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Governments don't like it when reporters disclose secrets that impede their preferred narrative. This article draws parallels between Assange and the work of Yemeni reporter Maad al-Zikry.
  533. Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela is Toast
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In the alternative universe of corporate media, which ignores the economic war being waged against Venezuela, Reuters bemoans that the “crackdown” on Guaidó’s agents has failed to receive “significant retaliation from the international community.” In reality, Venezuela has massively suffered from the US-orchestrated punishments for resisting reverting to the status of a client state.
  534. Wiara, Nadzieja i Wytrwalosc
    Faith, Hope and Persistence - Polish translation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
  535. Wildly Underestimated Oilsands Emissions Latest Blow to Alberta's Dubious Climate Claims
    As disaster looms, petro province lets industry call the shots.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The oilsand industry's own measurements of their carbon output fall far short of that reported by Environment Canada's and others' research. This could deal a blow to the industry's PR efforts.
  536. With the right-wing coup in Bolivia nearly complete, the junta is hunting down the last remaining dissidents
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A brutal military junta that seized power from Bolivia's democratically elected President Evo Morales is violently repressing a working-class indigenous-led uprising, and the country is rapidly falling under its control. Soldiers in military fatigues prowl the streets, enforcing a series of choke points around the seat of power.
  537. Women and the far right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Many of the past gains of human and civil rights with women are at risk of being rolled back as the far right assumes power in numerous countries. Such attacks on women's reproductive rights and their places and roles in society have historical precedents in fascist movements in the past.
  538. Women's Oppression and Liberation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    On the role of Marxism in the feminist movement in India.
  539. Women's stories from the frontline of Sudan's revolution must be told
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Women are leading Sudan's revolt against religious fundamentalism. As in Egypt and Saudi Arabia they face a violent backlash.
  540. A World in Revolt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    We are pleased to include in this issue of Insurgent Notes a series of very detailed accounts and analyses of the gilets jaunes or yellow vests movement in France prepared by activists associated with Temps critiques. The texts are informed by a distinctive theoretical perspective (regarding capitalist reproduction and the possibility of revolution) and their sustained involvement in the yellow vests movement from its inception.
  541. The World Needs a Water Treaty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    During the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water.
  542. The World Needs a Water Treaty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Climate change is making water into as valuable a commodity as oil with similar national tensions resulting.
  543. Yellow fever
    Populist pangs in France

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    The 'gilets jaunes' are a complex movement that has grown from a distrust of France's elites towards demands for citizen-led democracy. Their invocation of the French Revolution has provided the movement with a powerful sense of popular legitimacy but, as Gabriel Bristow argues, contains contradictions of its own.
  544. The Yellow Vests of France: Six Months of Struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    A look at the Yellow Vest movement in France after six months. Although they avoid structures of formal organizations they are converging with several other groups.
  545. Yelp and the Myth of Consumer Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    Online reviews on Yelp have had a massive effect on the service industry but this should not be perceived as giving power to consumers. In the end it is only the platfrom that profits.
  546. Yet Another U.S. Coup Attempt to Eradicate the Bolivarian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    History of the attempted coup in Venezuela as of January 2019.
  547. "Zone Defense:" a New Way To Stop ATV’s in Wilderness Areas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2019
    In 2002, a new method of organizing was used by 20 organizations in a rural area of southwest Oregon to successfully confront an ATV threat in an area where no national, regional or local group had enough members to do much by itself. The nature of the campaign required numbers of people to turn out on short notice to meetings in sparsely populated areas for which little advance notice could be expected.

2018

  1. Academics Who Serve as Israel's Useful Idiots
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How derisively would we have treated an academic - an expert in human rights, no less - who argued back in the 1980s that those who supported a boycott of apartheid South Africa must have been secretly anti-white or anti-Christian because they did not equally prioritise a boycott of Israel?
  2. ACLU sues US over separation of mother, child seeking asylum
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    American Civil Liberties Union accused the U.S. government of unlawfully separating a Congolese woman and her 7-year-old daughter by holding them in different immigration facilities 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) appart.
  3. Afghanistan is Collapsing. Get Out: Now!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the disastrous results of US and NATO intervention in Afghanistan, a conflict which has little to do with eliminating international terrorism.
  4. Africa: New evidence of ongoing corporate looting
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A World Bank report indicates a massive depletion of Africa's natural wealth by transnational corporations (TNC). There are two ways to address TNC capture of African wealth: bottom-up through direct action that blocks extraction, or top-down through significant reform.
  5. Africa's whistleblowers
    'All I did was tell the truth'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Africa, those who denounce corruption face hardship and physical danger even when there’s a legal framework that should protect and guarantee them a fair hearing.
  6. African Americans and Immigrant Workers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Malik discusses job competition and tensions between Afrcian Americans and Hispanic workers, more specifically between African Amercians and undocumented workers. He illustrates this through the example of a conflict in a Chicago bakery.
  7. Africa's Pioneering Marxist Political Economist, Samir Amin (1931-2018)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the pioneering work of Egyptian-French Marxian economist Samir Amin, who died on August 12, 2018.
  8. After Alleged Election Fraud and Protests, Honduran Congress Moves to Regulate Hate Speech Online
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Honduran Congress is debating a law that seeks to regulate hate speech and "fake news" on the Internet. Honduran activists and opposition political parties say the proposal would function as a gag law aimed at silencing government critics.
  9. After 10 years, Hassan Diab is finally free
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Hassan Diab is freed by French authorities after what was deemed a bungled case and rush to judgment, one which zeroed in on Diab with unjust finger-pointing from B'nai Brith.
  10. After the Grenfell Tower Fire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the grave injustice surrounding the Grenfell Tower fire, from the way residents were treated before and after the disaster and the austerity measures that exacerbated it - such as cuts to fire departments.
  11. After Visiting Brazil's Lula in Prison, Noam Chomsky Warns Against "Disaster" Under Jair Bolsonaro
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with Noam Chomsky about newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil. Politically the election marks a dramatic shift to the right for the country which Chomsky describes as a disaster for Brazil. The article includes a link to the interview on video.
  12. Ahed Tamimi Offers Israelis a Lesson Worthy of Gandhi
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Sixteen-year-old Ahed Tamimi may not be what Israelis had in mind when, over many years, they criticised Palestinians for not producing a Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela.
    Eventually, colonised peoples bring to the fore a figure best suited to challenge the rotten values at the core of the society oppressing them. Ahed is well qualified for the task.
  13. Air pollution now 'largest health crisis'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The WHO estimates that seven million premature deaths are linked to air pollution every year, of which nearly 600,000 are children who are uniquely vulnerable.
  14. "Al Qaeda's MASH Unit": How the Syrian American Medical Society Is Selling Regime Change and Driving the US to War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) is not merely a group of Syrian doctors tending to the wounded in war torn areas, nor is it an objective and relaibale source on chemical attacks and other atrocities. This article explains that SAMS is actually a politically enaged organization that has for years been actively seeking to overthrow the Syrian government.
  15. Alberta has only itself to blame for bitumen problems
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The article explains why Alberta has primarily itself to blame for the low price of its bitumen, a situation built on years of mismanagement in government and poor industry advice.
  16. Alberta's Problem Isn't Pipelines; It's Bad Policy Decisions
    Bitumen prices are low because the province has ignored at least a decade of warnings.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A 2007 Alberta government report indicates that the provincial government has been aware for more than a decade that its oilsands policies were setting the stage for today's price crisis.
  17. "Alexa, Drop a Bomb": Amazon Wants in on US Warfare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at US comapany Amazon and its involvement with the US military in creating an artificial 'brain' called JEDI. It demonstrates a new level of US determination for global domination, and would represent the creation of a weapon that would dramatically up the level of global military rivalry and ensure more human conflict.
  18. The Algiers Accords: Decades of Violations and Silence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This week marks the 37th anniversary of a pledge made by the United States in 1981:
    The United States pledges that it is and from now on will be the policy of the United States not to intervene, directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran’s internal affairs.
    This week also marks 37 continuous years of the United States failing to uphold its pledge: the 1981 Algiers Accords.
  19. Alice Walker's Conspiracy Theories Aren't Just Anti-Semitic - They're Anti-Black
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    White supremacy relies on different stereotypes of Black and Jewish people. Alice Walker's adoption of anti-semitic conspiracy theories points to the need for solidarity between the Black and Jewish communities - which are not mutually exclusive.
  20. All Fire and Fury in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Using Oliver Stone's 'portentious' documentary film 'Ukraine on Fire' as a basis for discussion, the article looks beyond the mainstream media and public discourse on the events and developments in the country which ultimately framed the public's view of the situation.
  21. All You Fascists Bound to Lose
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Shane Burley's new book "Fascism Today: What It is and How to End It", which examines the current fascist movement and the opposition to it in the United States.
  22. Am I a bad feminist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    My fundamental position is that women are human beings, with the full range of saintly and demonic behaviours this entails, including criminal ones. They're not angels, incapable of wrongdoing. Nor do I believe that women are children, incapable of agency or of making moral decisions.
  23. Amazon HQ2 Will Cost Taxpayers at Least $4.6 Billion, More Than Twice What the Company Claimed, New Study Shows
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In addition to the billions in local government subsidies Amazon stands to gain from Federal Opportunity Zones. Researchers who have studied opportunity zones find that these tax schemes rarely ever help cities, and often financially cripple them.
  24. Amazon's Initiative: Digital Assistants, Home Surveillance and Data
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at technological developments such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, which are less innovations than intrusive tools utilized by big data companies to mine personal information and condition human approaches to the way information is shared.
  25. American Exceptionalism: The Naked Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A large number of Americans hold a deeply-held conviction that no matter what the US does abroad, no matter how bad it may look, no matter what horror may result, the government of the United States means well. American leaders may make mistakes, they may blunder, they may lie, they may even on many occasions cause more harm than good, but they do mean well. Their intentions are always honorable, even noble. Of that the great majority of Americans are certain.And Americans genuinely wonder why the rest of the world can’t see how benevolent and self-sacrificing America has been. Even many people who take part in the anti-war movement have a hard time shaking off some of this mindset; they march to spur America -- the America they love and worship and trust -- they march to spur this noble America back onto its path of goodness.
  26. American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    In this provocative collection of essays, Henry Giroux warns of the consequences of doing too little as Trump and the so-called alt-right relentlessly attack critics, journalists, and target the hard-earned civil rights of women, people of color, immigrants, the working class, and low-income Americans.
  27. America's Troll Farm Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the American mainstream media, which is in a constant search of sensation, scandal, gossip, and above all -- profit.
  28. Amnesty International: Trumpeting for War… Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    One would expect a human rights organisation to be intrinsically opposed to war, but AI is a cheerleader of so-called humanitarian intervention, and even "humanitarian bombing".
  29. Anarchism and Kavanaugh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Richman argues that without the current State, but rather with an Anarchistic one, the U.S. public would have been spared the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination episode.
  30. Animating the Great Migration and After
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Brian Dolinar reviews Pioneering Cartoonists of Color by Tim Jackson.
  31. Anti-BDS bills expected to feature prominently at AIPAC
    Annual meeting to push for measures that counter boycott Israel campaign as rights groups call bills 'unconstitutional'

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    At the annual meeting of AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), the lobbying group's agenda is set to propose measures to counter the growing campaign to boycott Israel and its West Bank settlements. At the centre of discussion are anti-bocott bills, described by critics as laws designed to curb the not-for-profit Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement- a human rights movement that supports Palestinian rights.
  32. The anti-semitism paradox damaging Labour
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the damaging effect of anti-semitism for the political left, which is being exploited in a tactic to stifle class solidarity and subvert a genuinely progressive Labour leadership.
  33. Apple and the Guardian: Partners in a Death Spiral
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This report on Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to a UK school to promote the company's new coding curriculum for schoolchildren could hardly be a better illustration of the way the Guardian newspaper serves as a key propagandist for aggressive global corporate capitalism, helping to create for it a façade of humanitarianism.
  34. Approaching Development: GMO Propaganda and Neoliberalism vs Localisation and Agroecology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the pro GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) lobby and the reasons why they are pushing GMO technology. The article looks towards agroecology as a better means of achieving genuine food sovereignty.
  35. Architects of Mass Slaughter
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Detailed review of two books about the Indonesian Genocide.
  36. Archive That, Comrade!
    Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Archive That, Comrade! explores issues of archival theory and practice that arise for any project aspiring to provide an open-access platform for political dialogue and democratic debate.
  37. Argentine Newspapers Recuperated by Workers' Cooperatives
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An economic recession in Argentina that culminated in intense protests and the resignation of then-president Fernando de la Rua, also fostered the phenomenon of companies being recuperated by its workers as a cooperatives. In the last two years the majority of companies recuperated have been media outlets, which opens up new possibilities for journalism in the country.
  38. As lies on Syrian gas attack unravel, US and UK shift to claims of Russian "cyber war"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the alleged gas attack in Syria as pretext for yet another war against a Middle Eastern nation, the suppression of anti-war sentiment, and the legitimization and crackdown on democratic rights and censorship of the Internet under the banner of combating Russian cyber warfare.
  39. As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Democrats and Republicans both seem willing to curtail freedom of the press when an outlet publishes work against their interests, however, prosecuting Julian Assange/Wikileaks would create a precedent that would criminalize the core function of investigative journalism.
  40. Assange's internet blackout & Skripal case part of propaganda war that risks real one
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    John Pilger condemns the mainstream media for its role in acting as an uncritiical conduit for government propaganda.
  41. The Atomized and Siloed U.S. Left
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    We're increasingly siloed as organizers and protesters. The environment literally decays as we watch, and the Trump administration is hard at work dismantling what environmental regulations there are.
  42. The Attack on Wilderness From Environmentalists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Wildlands are being lost across the globe, and some conservation groups are assisting in that loss by proposing lesser protective status.
  43. Australia: Worst drought ever, but don't mention climate change!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Despite record drought conditions in Australia and the numerous climate related disasters around the globe, the Australian goverment still refuses to acknowledge human-induced climate change.
  44. The Authoritarians Who Silence Syria Questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the unchallenged western media narrative on Syria and notably recent commentary by Brian Whitaker, the Guardian's former Middle East editor, who is opposed to experts in the study of propaganda setting up a panel - the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media - which aims to "provide a source of reliable, informed and timely analysis for journalists, publics and policymakers" on Syria.
  45. Bangladesh: Challenge of the Students Uprising - Its historical background
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The students’ movement that erupted on 29 July following the death of two students in a tragic road accident in Dhaka spread to almost all the major cities of the country. Thousands of outraged school and college students laid siege to the streets of the capital Dhaka for a week demanding road safety across the country.
  46. Banned in Pakistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Pakistan's decision to censor 'blasphemous' websites provides a new perspective on the attitudes of many Western liberals towards Charlie Hebdo.
  47. Baran & Sweezy versus Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In response to the editors' question 'Where was Marx in 1968?," Daum chooses to comment briefly on one topic: the anti-Marxist influence of Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy’s book Monopoly Capital.
  48. Barbara Ehrenreich Isn't Afraid to Die
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, The Certainty of Dying, and Our Illusion of Control", where she questions current cultural practices, our sense of 'self', and advocates for a broader acceptance of death's inevitability.
  49. Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903, by Aidan Forth - Review
    Internment in the colonies served a darker purpose beyond aid efforts

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A book review of Aidan Forth's "Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903", which provides new insights and ulterior motives behind Britain's aid efforts in southern Africa.
  50. Barcelona's Experiment in Radical Democracy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Issues that Barcelona en Comu is tackling come up against limitations set by Catalan and Spanish law. The city lacks authority to regulate housing, although the city has created new affordable housing, and has successfully limited the reach of Airbnb.
  51. The BBC Has Legal Protection to Spread Fake News: the Curious Case of ISIS, Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the reporting of 'fake news' by the BBC, which has no legal obligation to give its audience any information about its sources and seemingly has legal protection from scrutiny.
  52. BDS Versus Settler-Colonialism
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of two books about pro-Palestinian political activism known as BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions.) Contains detailed discussion of history and current events covered in the books.
  53. "Before all else a revolutionist": Marx and the Question of Strategy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    If we begin listening to the voices of those he conversed with, we can stop seeing Marx as the source of infinite quotes and begin to view him instead as a comrade on a common path – a path that he walked before us, always in conversation, and often in dispute, with many of his contemporaries.
  54. Behind the Money Curtain: A Left Take on Taxes, Spending and Modern Monetary Theory 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Taxes do not fund government spending.That's a core insight of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) whose radical implications have not been understood very well by the left. Indeed, it's not well understood at all, and most people who have heard or read it somewhere breeze right past it, and fall back to the taxes-for-spending paradigm that is the sticky common wisdom of the left and right.
  55. 'Being treated like slaves': Why migrant exploitation exists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the labour market in modern capitalist society, and how it leads to the exploitation of migrant workers who are sometimes treated as slaves.
  56. The Belem Ecosocialist Declaration: An historic document
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In 2008 more than 400 activists from 37 countries endorsed this statement of ecosocialist principles and goals. Today the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration remains an important consensus statement of ecosocialist principles and goals.
  57. The birth of the Cuban polyclinic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    During the 1960s, Cuban medicine experienced changes as tumultuous as the civil rights and antiwar protests in the United States. While activists, workers, and students in western Europe and the United States confronted existing institutions of capitalism and imperialism, Cuba faced the even greater challenge of building a new society.
  58. Black History and the Class Struggle
    #26

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  59. Black Nationalism, Black Solidarity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Malik explains examines Black Nationalism and its relationship to a Marxist analysis of nationalism of oppressed peoples.
  60. Black Politics After 2016
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A article on the significance of race in American politics, particularly since the 2016 election, and the symbiotic relation between antiracist politics and Democratic neoliberalism.
  61. Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    France is experiencing a left-leaning popular and working-class uprising consistent with the French revolutionary tradition of "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity", yet the majorty of Western media have given very little investigation or serious attention to the momentous events.
  62. Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Media Reform Coalition report reveals that the corporate media in Britain have been producing an alarming amount of 'fake news' items, which includes a narrative that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour party are mired in an 'antisemitism crisis'. The corporate media have largely ignored the report, or any other reasoned criticism of their biased reporting.
  63. Blasphermy, Religious and Secular
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An essay on a European Court of Human Rights ruling and on changing forms of blasphemy law.
  64. Bolsonaro: a Monster Engineered by Our Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jonathan Cook explains why the mainstream Western media prefer an extreme right-wing leader over one from the Left.
  65. Bolsonaro: a Monster Engineered by Our Media 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jonathan Cook explains why the plutocrats and the mainstream media spokespeople much prefer a far-right populist like Jair Bolsonaro, or Donald Trump, to a populist leader of the genuine left.
  66. The Boomerang Effect: How Netanyahu Made Israel an American Issue, and Lost
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Trends in US opinion polls indicate that Israel is not just losing support and overall appeal among large sections of American society but also among the newer generation of American Jews, a worrying change in US public opinion for the Israeli government.
  67. Brazil's Largest Newspaper Quits Facebook, Accuses it of Harboring 'Fake News'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Brazilian media conglomerate Folha de S. Paulo, made the decision to rebel against Facebook by ceasing to publish content, saying the decision stems primarily from Facebook's recent change on users' news feed which aims to reduce the amount of content and favour posts by friends and family. The paper says Facebook is effectively banning professional journalism from its pages in favour of personal content and 'Fake News'.
  68. Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court, and the End of Legal Neutrality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings destroyed any surviving myth of legal neutrality. Shultz explains why this may be a good thing, because it is time to recognize that the Supreme Court and its Justices are not politically neutral and that neither should they be.
  69. A Brief History of American Torture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The recent appointment of Gina Haspel as Head of the CIA reopens a dark chapter in US history -- the "enhanced interrogation", or torture of men, women and children. It also emphasizes the fact that no American officials who sanctioned, devised, supervised or implemented torture have ever been brought to justice for these crimes against humanity.
  70. Bring on Solutionary Rail!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Solutionary Rail, a people-powered campaign to electrify America's railroads and open corridors to clean and renewable energy.
  71. "Brutal and Sadistic": Noam Chomsky on Family Separation & the U.S. Roots of Today's Refugee Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with Noam Chomsky on the refugee crisis and the Trump administration's family separation policy. The article includes a link to the video interview.
  72. The Business of Bullshit 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Bullshit business is about the meaningless language conjured up in schools, in banks, in consultancy firms, in politics, in the media and, of course, in thousands of business schools releasing MBA-certificated managers who are then spreading the meaningless managerial buzz-word language of bullshit business around the world. Bullshit business can indeed take over organizations crowding out their core purpose – profit-maximization.
  73. The Button, the Wall and the Myth of Nations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    North Korean sanctions, the border wall with Mexico, and the "toxic" role of nationalism with regards to international relations and domestically in the US are discussed.
  74. Buy Banned Books
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The article takes a look at 'banned books' in the social media era, where the 'imagination police' dominate and a form of 'fictional aparteid' is taking place, and moreover why we have a duty to buy them.
  75. Bypassing Dystopia
    Hope-Filled Challenges to Corporate Rule

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Joyce Nelson explores global examples of active and creative resistance to the iron grip of corporatism on our economies and imaginations.
  76. Call-Out Culture Is a Toxic Garbage Dumpster Fire of Trash
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the "Call-out" culture where individuals who express opinions are quickly reprimanded online with derogatory labels; a mass media social comdemnation often without any sort of due process, which ultimately spreads a fear to engage in controversy or voice opinions that are even slightly outside the tide of contemporary thinking.
  77. Can a Minority Overthrow the Majority?
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Feeley reviews Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean.
  78. Can a minority rule a majority in perpetuity?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of "Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?" by Josh Ruebner. Subjects include the question of one or two states, and whether Israel should be considered democratic or an apartheid state are among numerous topics addressed in the book.
  79. Can the Working Class Change the World?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how the working class and its allies can oppose capitalism to bring radical change.
  80. Canada's Deadly Diplomacy and the Plight of Political Prisoners in Honduras
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the political crisis in Honduras since the Nov. 26 election, which has led to brutal and deadly government crack-downs by military police and other state forces of Honduras. Described as state-led terrorism, it is being tacitly supported by funding from Canadian taxpayers.
  81. Canada's Military shapes Coverage of Deployments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the Canadian military's influence over news coverage. The article outlines the great lengths the military goes to shape information covering its missions, including the recent deployment to Mali.
  82. Capitalism: A Crime Story
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Harry Glasbeek explains how liberal law strives to reconcile capitalism with liberalism, while giving corporate capitalism privileged treatment under the law.
  83. Carrying capacity, technology, and ecomodernist confusion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Biologist Michael Frieman responds to an article titled "The Earth's Carrying Capacity for Human Life Is Not Fixed" by Ted Nordhaus, an executive director of the Breakthrough Institute and strong proponent of ecomodernism. Friedman counters the idea that capitalist technology is capable of solving virtually any of the environmental problems generated by humankind while still making eternal capitalist growth possible- a viewpoint based on assumptions that are fraught with problems.
  84. The Case that Dare Not Speak Its Name: the Conviction of Cardinal Pell
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Cardinal Pell, a high-ranking official of the Catholic Church and financial grand wizard of the Vatican, was found guilty on December 11, 2018 of historical child sexual abuses pertaining to two choir boys from the 1990s. But details remain sketchy.
  85. Catalunya: 'Only the People Save the People'
    Against the Current vol. 192

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  86. Caught In The Cross Hairs - Media Lens And The Mystery Of The Wikipedia Editor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Media Lens investigates the case of "Philip Cross", a person who has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages in a campain against anti-war activists, critics of British and Western foreign policy as well as Media Lens itself.
  87. CEMB march at Pride 2018 in London: A Victory against Islamism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain marched in Pride in London on 7 July for LGBT rights in countries under Islamic rule; in 15 states or territories, homosexuality is punishable by death. The march was a victory against Islamist forces in Britain like Mend and East London Mosque that tried and failed to stop CEMB from marching with accusations of 'Islamophobia' aimed at imposing de facto blasphemy and apostasy laws.
  88. Central Europe and Central America: Will there be a historical convergence?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  89. Cesspools, Sewage, and Social Murder
    Environmental Crisis and Metabolic Rift in Nineteenth-Century London

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Karl Marx's analysis of changes in British agriculture in the nineteenth-century provides the theoretical starting point for what is now known as 'metabolic rift theory'. This article considers an aspect of the theory that has not been much discussed in modern ecosocialist analysis- the environmental crisis that the accumulation of human excrement caused in urban areas, notably in London.
  90. Challenging Capitalism through Workers’ Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    From the upheavals of the early 20th century to the neo-liberal re-structurings of the late 20th century emerges the common feature of 'worker's control' -- a movement to protect jobs and communities.
  91. Champions Of Democracy - From Fake News To Imposed Insanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While social media is largely blamed for the proliferation of 'fake news', it is through social media where the corporate media commentariat are exposed. Readers are now at last able to see some rational dissent, this is the up-side to social media that the 'mainstream' cannot even discuss.
  92. Charges 'Without Merit' - Jeremy Corbyn, Antisemitism, Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on the anit-semitism claims by the British media regarding Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party.
  93. Chasing Shadows: Socialism Won't Go Away Because It is Capitalism's Antithesis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The abstract forces of capitalism's dynamism create the conditions for ever more creative and novel ways to profit, which is why the Golden Age of postwar capitalism-which had a mix of capitalist and socialist economic features-evolved into the neoliberal period after the external oil shocks of 1973 and 1979. Those conditions created a transitional context to shift out of a regulated state-interventionist capitalism into the aggressive, free-market neoliberal variety lasting more than 30 years, leading us to the precipice of the present.
  94. Checkpoint Nation
    Border agents are expanding their reach into the country's interior

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Even if you never leave the United States, you can encounter Border Patrol at the thirty-five fixed checkpoints and dozens of temporary checkpoints they operate deep in the interior. The locations of these checkpoints are not made public, but the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, has developed a project to track them.
  95. 'City of Surveillance': Google-backed smart city sounds like a dystopian nightmare
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Google-backed project to build the interconnected, data-driven ‘city of the future’ sounds like all George Orwell’s nightmares come true, and is now in the spotlight after a privacy expert resigned from the project in protest. Toronto’s Waterfront district used to be an industrial wasteland, but Sidewalk Labs – a sister company of Google – wants to turn that wasteland into a prototype ‘city of the future,’ where data helps planners micromanage every aspect of urban life.
  96. Clarion Alley Confronts a Lack of Concern
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Clarion Alley's thought-provoking, provocative, clever and often political art was created by those determined to leave a record of their existence and experience and to give voice to marginalized and disenfranchised communities.
  97. Claude McKay's Lost Novel
    Review of Amiable with Big Teeth; Against the Current vol. 192

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of Amiable with Big Teeth, a novel by the African-American revolutionary activist and writer Claude McKay.
  98. Climate Change Drives Up Rural Poverty in Latin America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Latin America and the Caribbean region's first meeting of Week of Agriculture and Food, held in November 2018, more than 1,000 officials and experts agreed that the fall in agricultural yields and increasing migration from the countryside are consequences of global warming.
  99. Climate Jobs for All 
    Building Block for the Green New Deal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This article discusses the federal jobs guarantee (JG) concept which is also known as "jobs for all." The advocates of JG generally include climate protection as one of many types of work beneficial to the public that might be included in a jobs guarantee program.
  100. Climate Jobs for All
    Building Block for the Green New Deal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A federal climate jobs guarantee (CJG) is a proposed program similar to the New Deal's WPA that would prioritize jobs that protect and improve the environment. Polls show that the program has popular support and could be a major political force in 2020.
  101. Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Stories of the impact of and resistance to climate change from grassroots activists around the world.
  102. Climate justice and migration in the media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A climate justice narrative is needed to communicate and enhance public understanding of migration induced by climate change. Key components must include human rights protection, greater equity in burdens sharing, and participation in decision-making processes.
  103. Climate litigation looms
    Interview

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Nick Breeze interviews Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), who explains why we must stay below 1.5C, and why loss and damage compensation, and litigation, are the next big agenda items at COP24.
  104. Climate-Driven 'Bugpocalypse'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An alarming report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that in addition to annihilating hundreds of mammal species, the climate crisis has also sparked a global "bugpocalypse" that will only continue to accelerate in the absence of action to stop planetary warming.
  105. CLR James rejected the posturing of identity politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    C.L.R. James railed against the superficial nonsense that masquerades as 'anti-racism.'
  106. Cold as Ice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An excerpt from a letter written in 1897 to the editor of the British newspaper the 'Daily Chronicle'. The letter is included in "The Annotated Prison Writings of Oscar Wilde", published by Harvard University Press. The letter is an appeal and commentary on the harsh and cruel treatment of children being held in English prisons.
  107. The Collaboration Trap
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Most of environmental/conservation groups in the West are participants in various public land collaboratives.Most participating collaborative members are made up of people who generally believe in exploiting natural landscapes for human benefit. As a generalization, there is overwhelming representation in such collaboratives by people who speak for the resource extraction industry or their sympathizers like rural county commissioners, ORV enthusiasts, and so forth.
  108. Communism and Self-Management
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at workers' self-management in past regimes and their relevance to current debates.
  109. Community forest management against illegal timber logging
    Indigenous communities comply with strict rules to ensure the regeneration of the forest and protect water sources.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Guatemala is hit hard by mudslides caused by deforestation. Government-led initiatives created in consultation with Indigenous communities have been successful in preserving forests and promotiing sustainability.
  110. Comrade Bernard
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Bernard Goldstein's "Twenty Years with the Jewish Labor Bund: A Memoir of Interwar Poland", a firsthand account of the struggles of the Jewish working class in Poland between the two World Wars.
  111. Confronting Germany's New Fascists in Berlin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the rise of facism in Germany with the recent winning of seats, now with 92 representatives in the national Bundestag, by the five-year-old Alternative for Germany (AfD). This new found platform provides the party with a voice in every debate and the first speakers after those of the government.
  112. Confronting the Right: An Introduction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An overview of issues related to confronting the right, including questions surrounding the labelling of free speech as hate speech.
  113. The Constitutional Root of Racism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how the US Constitution enables racism by affording power to the states.
  114. A conversation with film historian Max Alvarez
    How the #MeToo campaign echoes the McCarthyite witch hunt of the 1940s and 1950s

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Clearly, this is not as organized a political campaign as the one that took place in the 1940s and 1950s, but the climate is chillingly similar in terms of the massive capitulation and conformity in the entertainment industry.
  115. Cooperative farming is the only solution to the present agriculture crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the agricultural crisis in India and the economic realities the country faces in a market tilted in favour of America and Europe. Solutions include government policy based on science in the use of land and water, less reliance on pesticides and fertilizers, and a move towards cooperative farming.
  116. Corbyn's Labour Party is Being Made to Fail - By Design
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The embattled Labour party is reportedly soon to adopt the four additional working "examples" of anti-semitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The full adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism will be a victory for Israel and its apologists in Britain, who who have been seeking to curb all meaningful criticism of Israel.
  117. Corporate Coercion and the Drive to Eliminate Buying with Cash
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Consumer freedom and privacy are examined as coercive commercialism quickly moves toward a cashless economy, when all consumers are forced into corporate payment systems from credit/debit cards, mobile phones and perhaps even through facial recognition technology.
  118. Corporate Media: the Enemy of the People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    We on the Left don't need to reflexively and absurdly jump to the defense of imperial criminals at the instigation of that (well, yes) "enemy of the people" the U.S. corporate and so-called mainstream war, news, and entertainment media.
  119. The corporate media's world of illusions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In fact, the Great Western Narrative has been developed and refined over centuries to preserve a tiny elite’s privileges and expand its power. The role of journalists like me was to keep feeding these illusions to readers so they would remain fearful, passive and deferential to this elite. It is not that journalists lie – or at least, not most of them – it is that they are as deeply wedded to the Great Western Narrative as everyone else.
  120. The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Bernard Harcourt argues in his recent book "The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens" that the same counterinsurgency paradigm of warfare used against post-9/11 enemies has now come to the US as the effective governing strategy.
  121. Courrieres Mine Disaster 1906
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The devastating mine disaster in 1906 that killed over 1,000 workers in Courrieres, France, is remembered.
  122. The Crisis in Corbyn's Labour Party is Over Israel, Not Anti-Semitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    If there is indeed an anti-semitism problem in the UK's Labour party, it is not in the places where the British corporate media have been directing our attention. What can be said with even more certainty is that there is rampant hatred expressed towards Jews in the same British media that is currently decrying the supposed anti-semitism of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
  123. The Crisis of Social Democracy: From Norway to Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    With social democratic parties in Europe suffering poor election results and significant setbacks, this article puts the current crisis in historical context, and how resolution and success will depend on more radical solutions.
  124. Crisis of the State, Crisis of the Left
    Articulating Socialism After the Anarchist Moment

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    'Augmenting the left' -- that is, finding ways to build new organizational alliances, expand practices of resistance, and culturally envision and collectively build toward a better world -- is not just a worthwhile project, but also an essential one. Human survival may depend upon it. In this regard, it must be recognized that there is also a crisis of the various post-Marxisms, especially to the extent that they tried to replace class as the central structural pivot around which different forms of oppression and counter-hegemonic emancipatory struggles condense.
  125. Crucifying Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Juilien Assange, who exposed the dark machinations and crimes of the US government, is now under threat of being expelled from the Equadorian Embassy. The article looks at what is happening to Assange and why the the silence over his plight is a betrayal by the press.
  126. Cucks, Cuckolding and Campaign Management
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Talk about a bunch of sad sacks that really stink in the sack. The Trumpocalypse is ruining sex for the rest of us.
  127. Current Developments in Iran
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An update on the new wave of demonstrations that started December 28, 2017 in Mashhad, the second-largest city in Iran, and why dissent is different from that of 2009.
  128. The Curse of Energy Efficiency
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The more 'efficient' our technology, the more resources we consume in a downward spiral of catastrophe.
  129. Cursed Fields
    What the tundra has in store for Russia's reindeer herders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Noah Sneider visits the Yamal Peninsula in Russia where an outbreak of anthrax is killing herds of reindeer and engdangering the lives of the local people. Rising temperatures and a particularly hot summer have led scientists to conclude that climate change is the most credible explanation for its deadly return.
  130. The Dangerous Junk Science of Vocal Risk Assessment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Various companies and government agencies aim to use technology that measures biological features such as facial expressions or tone of voice to assess individuals, such as refugee claimants or potential employees, for 'risk'. Many critics say the science behind this is dubious and can hide cultural bias under a blanket of objectivity.
  131. The dawn of our liberation: The early days of the International Communist Women's Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the early days of the international Communist Women's Movement (CWM). The article focuses on three points in particular: the CWM's ideas on women's emancipation, the relationship with non-communist women's movements and the problematic relationship with male comrades.
  132. The deadly flood in Kerala may be only a gentle warning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Arundhati Roy comments on the disasterous flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. While acknowleding various forces lead to the disaster, Roy also places blame on government mismanagement and ignoring the needs of the state's most disadvanted people.
  133. The Death of a Once Great City
    The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Kevin Baker takes a close look at the changes to his home city of New York over the past forty years. He notes that while some of the more undesirable aspects of New York in the 1970's have improved, such as crime, dirt, garbage- the new and more gentrified city masks significant problems, the most notable being a growing housing crisis.
  134. De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Many academics frequently engage in what government officials dub 'de-briefing'! Academics meet and discuss their field-work, data collection, research finding, observations and personal contacts over lunch at the Embassy with US government officials or in Washington with State Department officials.
  135. Debunking A Century of War Lies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the modern age of democracy and volunteer armies, a pretense for war is required to rally the nation around the flag and motivate the public to fight. That is why every major conflict is now accompanied by its own particular bodyguard of lies. From false flag attacks to dehumanization of the "enemy," here are all the examples you’ll need to help debunk a century of war lies.
  136. Defending Afrin means defending the women's revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Since January 20, 2018 the Turkish army has been attacking the Kurdish region of Afrin in the Democratic Federation of North Syria; among the casualties are women, children and many refugees. In this message to the world a confederation of women's organisatons in Afrin call upon all women worldwide to join their struggle.
  137. Defending 'Our Democracy'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Despite the onsought of attacks on American democracy, groups like the teachers in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky and the Parkland surviors through their activism are defending America's democracy.
  138. The Defiance that Launched Gaza's Flaming Kites Cannot be Extinguished
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Now Israel is facing a new and apparently even tougher challenge: how to stop Palestinian resistance from Gaza using flaming kites, which have set fire to lands close by in Israel. F-16 fighter jets are equipped to take on many foes but not the humble kite.
  139. Defining Israel as a "Jewish State"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The definition of what is a "Jewish State" and "what is a Jew" is a fundamental part of this debate. The "Jewish State" is like no other. It uses a concept of Jewish nationality which is like no other definition of nationality. It is the Jewish character of the State that is given preference to all other considerations and gives superior rights to Jews over the non-Jewish population in Israel.
  140. Demand for atheism rises in countries under Islamic rule
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The rise of atheism in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia is something we have been speaking about for some time now. The Iranian Baztab Now website warned of a tsunami of atheism amongst Iranian youth. The #ExMuslimBecause hashtag initiated by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain became viral overnight with over 120,000 Tweets from 65 countries.
  141. Democracy and Ecological Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In view of the global ecological problems which have arisen from aggressive market driven economies, the author examines what democracy and socialism really mean, and what a more environmentally responsible Post-Capitalism society might look like.
  142. Despite Gaza Massacre, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Imagine for a moment that it was not the two million Palestinian in Gaza, who are mostly refugees from 1948, but the six million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan who had staged a march to return to the homes that they have lost in Syria since 2011. Suppose that, as they approach the Syrian border, they were fired on by the Syrian army and hundreds of them were killed or injured. The international outcry against the murderous Syrian regime in Washington, London, Paris and Berlin would have echoed around the world.
  143. Dialectics of Revolutionary Learning
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of the book Revolutionary Learning: Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge by Sara Carpenter and Shahrzad Mojab.
  144. Dinner with Marx in the House of the Swan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    When Jacques Pauwels enters a bistro in Brussels' Grand-Place, he finds himself under the watchful eye of an illustrious former patron - Karl Marx. As he dines, a great number of stories cross his mind. The historian, author of 'The Great Class War 1914-1918', tells us how this tourist hotspot was once a hotbed of revolutionaries, and how Marx's stay in Brussels played a role in his writings.
  145. Disabled People in UK Lead Fight Against Austerity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In July 20,2018, John Clarke represented the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) at the International Deaf and Disabled People’s Solidarity Summit, in Stratford, east London that had been convened by one of our key allies in the UK, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). This powerful gathering was an important moment in the building of a resistance by disabled people as part of a broader international struggle against the forces of neoliberal austerity.
  146. Disabling Barriers
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of a collection on disability rights.
  147. Disagreement is not hatred
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An essay on the transgender debate which argues that debate ends when we label views we simply disagree with as 'hatred''.
  148. Disinformation: In the Philippines, political trolling is an industry - this is how it works
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the Philippines, influential personalities and online 'trolls' are credited with winning Rodrigo Duterte the presidency in 2016. This article examines the chief architects of disinformation who continue to vociferously share 'fake news' and silence dissenters.
  149. Diverting Class War Into Generational War, Again
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Dean Baker provieds a counter argument to a New York Times article titled "65 or Older? Here's What We Owe Our Kids" by Glenn Kramon, which directs blame at Social Security and Medicare for the current struggles of the younger generation.
  150. Does the Bitcoin frenzy make any sense at all?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The author explains how the strange story of a "crypto-currency" reveals the underlying irrationality of a system that is designed to work for the rich only.
  151. Don't Fall for the Chemical Weapons Convention Justification
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the interventionalist arguments in support of Western air and missile attacks in Syria, and the false claim that the attack was justified under international law because it was a response to the use of banned chemical weapons.
  152. The Doomsday Machine and Nuclear Winter 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The portion of an interview with Daniel Ellsberg, an American activist and former United States military analyst, who comments on thermonuclear war and its outcome.
  153. Doubts about 'Novichoks'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Briefing notes developed from ongoing research and investigation into the use of chemical and biological weapons during the 2011-present war in Syria conducted by members of the "Working Group on Syria, Media and Propaganda".
  154. Drinking Poblems
    A Kansas town confronts a tap-water crisis

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the health crisis in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, where Nitrate from farms has polluted the water supply for three decades. Elizabeth Royte takes a look at the town's history and social climate in order to understand why the problem was left for so long.
  155. Dunlop Factory (South Africa): The workers who won't snitch 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Metalworker union Numsa files legal arguments in the Constitutional Court on on behalf of Dunlop factory workers from Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, after workers were dismissed because they did not snitch on fellow workers during a protected strike.
  156. Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Analysis of the 1930s Dust Bowl as the result of capitalism and US imperialism. Also looks at what we can learn from it for today's climate crisis.
  157. Ecological Sustainability, Inequality and Social Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Raju Das connect sustainability to metabolism, reproduction, and value of labour power.
  158. The Economics Behind the Skripal Poisoning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The question is why are they doing this with Russia? Why are they imposing sanctions and mounting a great publicity campaign?
  159. Ecuadorean Villagers May Still Triumph Over Chevron
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Michael Krauss, a lawyer who teaches "ethics" at a law school named after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, recently posted a blog on the Forbes website entitled "The Ecuador Saga Continues: Steven Donziger now owes Chevron more than $800,000" (Forbes 3/14/2018). Kraus says that Chevron has basically triumphed over evil...
  160. Editorial Statement: Introducing Insurgent Notes on Marx in 1968
    Insurgent Notes vol. 17

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The editors introduce the focus of this issue: How present or absent was the thought of Karl Marx in 1968?
  161. Eight reasons why the latest Syria chemical weapons attack allegations are almost certainly complete nonsense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion on the chemical attack in Douma, Syria, and why the allegations are likely false.
  162. Eight Things I learned About Palestine While Touring Eight Western Nations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine on the struggle, aspirations and history of the Palestinian people. But, interacting with hundreds of people and being exposed to multiple media environments in both mainstream and alternative media, I also learned much about the changing political mood on Palestine in the western world.
  163. "Embodied Materialism" and Ecosocialism
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Detailed chapter-by-chapter review of Ariel Salleh's Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx, and the Postmodern.
  164. Empty Suits
    Defamation law and the price of dissent

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at lawsuits filed by companies that are intended to censor, intimidate, and silence dissenters by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense- known as SLAPP or strategic lawsuits against public participation.
  165. The End of "The Great War"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A thorough look at the ending of World War I, focusing especially on class conflict.
  166. The End of Policing & Police: A Field Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A Field Guide to the Police is a study of the indirect and taken-for granted language of policing, a language we're all forced to speak when we talk about law enforcement. The book refuses to see the world as police do, instead it contends that when we talk about police and police reform, we speak the language of police legitimation through the art of euphemism. State sexual assault becomes "body-cavity search," and ruthless beatings become "plain compliance." Like any other field guide, it reveals a world that is hidden in plain view. In entries like "Police dog," "Stop and frisk," "Rough ride," and scores more, the authors show how "copspeak" obscures the true meaning and history of policing. This book will arm activists on the streets--as well as anyone with an open mind--on one of the key issues of our time: police violence. The book argues that a redefined language of policing might help us chart a future free of police and police violence.
  167. Endless War, Swirling Chaos
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The editors of Against the Current comment on current American global affairs, including the Singapore Summit, Iran and Palestine as well as the need for a new Anti-War movement.
  168. Engineering the climate could cost us the earth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Political scientist Gareth Dale takes a look at Geoengineering as a "political technology" and institutional apparatus that is preventing effective climate action, and actually serves to reduce the sense of urgency needed for genuine and more effective structural change.
  169. Eric Hobsbawm’s histories
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Eric Hobsbawm was the author of, among many other works, a classic quartet on modern world history, The Age of Revolution, The Age of Capital, The Age of Empire and Age of Extremes. Hobsbawm was widely respected as one of the greatest historians of the left and one of the greatest historians of the 20th century more generally.
  170. Estar Baur (1920-2017)
    Against the Current vol. 192

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    With the passing of Estar Baur, Dianne Feeley discusses Baur's life as a lifelong socialist activist.
  171. Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The wealthier they are, the more they fear that others will try to take their wealth. No wonder the super-rich are building bunkers to escape the apocalypse.
  172. Ethics and Whistleblowing for Engineers Affects Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Some engineering professors worry that their students' busy course schedules prevents them from adequately exploring the liberal arts. Without exposure to the liberal arts, engineering students will lack the broad context that will help them approach their work as a profession, not just a trade.
  173. Europe's Political Turmoil (Part I)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Far-right parties are gaining ground all over Europe scapegoating immigrants and people of colour. The radical left has not come up with a competitive strategy for winning people over.
  174. European Communist Parties and '68
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    One effect of the May 1968 uprisings was to highlight and/or hasten the split between communist parties and social movements in Europe.
  175. Europe's Political Turmoil and the Rise of the Far Right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the recent rise of far-right governments all over Europe and the failure of the left to effectively counter this.
  176. Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The FBI doesn't want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be journalists create a chilling effect, making it harder for real journalists to gain trust and cooperation from sources.
  177. Ex-Muslims: A community in protest 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    I see ex-Muslims as a community in protest: insisting on freedom from religion, and freedom of conscience. For the right to apostasy and blasphemy, without fear. Like the LGBT, anti-slavery, anti-colonialist, anti-apartheid, suffragette or civil rights movements, it’s a movement which insists upon our common humanity and equality – not upon difference or superiority. It’s a movement of people who refuse to live in fear and in the shadows, and who are speaking out for social change in unprecedented ways.
  178. Expansion of monocultures expels peasants from their lands 
    Repression intensifies against peasant leaders opposed to land grabs, evictions and the pollution of water sources.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Guatemala a wave of violence at the hands of large agriculture corporations has been driving Indigenous people and peasants off their land.
  179. Exploitation, Alienation and Oppression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Bakan discusses the varations of Marxism and proports that the best of the Marxist tradition resists orthodoxy. She considers the complexity and variation in the core concepts in Marx's work regarding inequality.
  180. Exposing Canary Mission
    A Resource for College and University Leaders

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report on Canary Mission, a secretive and non-academic political organization that uses their website to engage in defamatory attacks against college students, academics and others who report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and advocate for Palestinian rights.
  181. Extinction Rebellion: From the UK to Ghana and the US, Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the Extinction Rebellion, an international movement that calls for peaceful mass economic disruption around the world in order to bring awareness to the growing environmental crisis.
  182. The Face Off: Law Enforcement Use of Face Recognition Technology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Face recognition is poised to become one of the most pervasive surveillance technologies, and law enforcement's use of it is increasing rapidly. However, the adoption of face recognition technologies like these is occurring without meaningful oversight, without proper accuracy testing of the systems as they are actually used in the field, and without the enactment of legal protections to prevent internal and external misuse.
  183. Facebook announces latest step in censorship campaign, prioritizing "local news"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social media giant will prioritize news from 'local sources' in the News Feed displayed to users. This is the third move this year in a roll-out of updates by Facebook aimed at censoring online information.
  184. Facebook: A Cooperative Transformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Facebook represents a standard for a global model of concentration of wealth and power in the 21st century, joined by companies like Google, Amazon, and Uber. Entrepreneurs with computer skills and good or lucky timing have privatized and enclosed the global information commons and have enriched themselves by providing services for free or for reduced prices to the billions.
  185. Facebook and the Rise of Anti-Social Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    For those who haven't thought about it, the internet is insidious because of the very capacity that Cambridge Analytica claims to be able to exploit: customization. Users have limited ability to confirm the authenticity of anything they see, read or hear on it. Print editions can be compared and contrasted-- technology limits print media to large-scale deceptions. With the capacity to create entire realms of deception -- identities, content, web pages and entire online publications, trust is made a function of gullibility.
  186. Facing the left-wing challenge in the European Union - Ten proposals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The left could bring radical change if they could prove themselves capable to people in the Eurozone dissatisfied with austerity measures. Here are ten proposals for social mobilization and actions to be taken by any government that is truly operating in the interests of the people.
  187. Fact-Checking the Establishment's 'Fact-Checkers': How the 'Fake News' Story is Fake News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the introduction of "Fake News" in the US and how is was used by both political parties in the lead-up to the 2016 US election, and moreover how it was propogated by the mainstream media and fact-checked by dubious verification sources.
  188. Fake News and the Gatekeepers of Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at misinformation or 'fake news' and how it has changed from the past; while only governments and prominent figures could once manipulate public opinion, today it is anyone with online access.
  189. The fallacy of Israel's human shields claims in Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Desperately trying to justify the killing of unarmed protesters, Israel once again uses its 'human shields' mantra.
  190. Fascist Attack in Chile
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An open letter calling for international solidarity in the aftermath of an attack on the March for the Right to Free, Legal Abortion on Demand in Santiago, Chile where three women were stabbed.
  191. Fathi Harb burnt himself to death in Gaza: Will the world notice?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Self-immolation is more than suicide. That can be done quietly, out of sight, less gruesomely. In fact, figures suggest that suicide rates in Gaza have rocketed in recent years. But public self-immolation is associated with protest.
  192. A Faustian Bargain with the Climate Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Take as our inspiration the temptations of capitalist individualism set before us, we make the exact same bargain. The difference in this case however is that we know the disaster is coming; we don't even need to worry about what our spidey senses say, 97% of all climate scientists agree that the capitalist mentality that sees the world as an infinite resource and infinite garbage dump is warming the atmosphere. We have even less excuse.
  193. The FBI's Maoist Faction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The following is based on research by Aaron J. Leonard and Conor A. Gallagher for their book, A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration from the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union - 1962-1974, (London: Repeater Books, 2018).
  194. FC St. Pauli: Antifascist, Antiracist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Haasen describes the political activism of FC St. Pauli footbal team and its supporters in Hamburg, Germany. Having once supported the Nazi Regime, this club has radiically changed it stance to become a vocal supporter of antiracism, antifascism and humanitarian efforts.
  195. The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The little-known story of an eighteenth-century Quaker dwarf who fiercely attacked slavery and imagined a new, more humane way of life.
  196. 15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump's Assault on Immigrant Families
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A list of recommended actions that can be taken against the Trump Administration's policy toward immigrant families, some of which include: Expose for-profit detention corporations; Target mayor's offices, state capitals, and governor's mansions; Practice non-violence, as well as using the media to your advantage.
  197. The Fight for Housing, 1967-68 & Milwaukee NAACP Commandos
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A history of The Commandos, an offshoot of the NAACP Youth Council formed in Milwaukee in the 1960s. Their main fight was against segregated housing.
  198. Finding the truth amid Israel's lies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The famous – and by now overused – expression that history is written by the victors can be countered in many ways. One way is by unpacking the victors’ publications in order to expose the lies, fabrications and misrepresentations, as well as their less conscious actions. A rereading of these open sources about the Nakba, mostly written by Israelis themselves, unlocks fresh historiographical perspectives on the big picture of that period – while declassified documents allow us to see that picture in a higher resolution. This reprise could have been done at any moment between 1948 and today – as long as historians were willing to employ the critical lens needed for such an examination. Rereading these open sources, especially in tandem with the numerous oral histories of the Nakba, reveals the barbarism and dehumanization that accompanied the catastrophe. The barbarism is common to settler communities in the formative years of their colonization projects and can sometimes be obscured by the dry and evasive language of military and political documents.
  199. First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
  200. Fishers under siege
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Penny McCall Howard, Environment, Labour and Capitalism at Sea: "Working the Ground" in Scotland.
  201. Fisk Puts to Test the Free-Press Myth in Douma
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Veteran Middle East corrrespondent Robert Fisk was the first western correspondent to arrive in Douma following the US, UK and French attacks on Syria. Based on first hand interviews Fisk's account is clearly honest about what he reported and certainly plausible, yet respected British newspapers like the Guardian gave his reports a cursory if not hostile treatment.
  202. A Flag for Trump's America
    The power of strength

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the Blue Lives Matter slogan and flag, which became a symbol for the U.S. police counter-movement advocating that those who are prosecuted and convicted of killing law enforcement officers should be sentenced under hate crime statutes. It was started in response to Black Lives Matter.
  203. Florida Students Confront Spencer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Aliya recounts her experience protesting the Richard Spencer event at the University of Florida.
  204. 'Follow Your Bliss' - The Tweet That Brought Corporate Journalism To The Brink Of A Nervous Breakthrough
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Don't write for the "mainstream". Don't write for money. Don't write for prestige. Just "follow your bliss" by writing what you absolutely love to write to inspire and enlighten other people. Write what seems interesting, important and true, and give it away for free.'
  205. Following the Levellers, Volume Two
    English Political and Religious Radicals from the Commonwealth to the Glorious Revolution, 1649–1688

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The Levellers sought to restructure the state in 1647-9 around popular consent and liberty for conscience, especially in their Agreement of the People. Following the Levellers, Volume Two examines the later political efforts of Leveller spokesmen like John Lilburne, John Wildman, and Richard Overton, and their followers.
  206. For an international coalition to fight Internet censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In this open letter from the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site, the threat and consequences of internet censorship and reduction in access to information is highlighted.
  207. For Campus Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Bose describes the right-wing incursion on universities and his troubled feelings about the climate of intellectual fear among some on the campus left. He elaborates on this by discussing the demands for speaking engagements for right-wing pundits to be cancelled.
  208. For International Women's Day: Honoring the Fighters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Brief descriptions of Ahed Tamimi, Asma Jahangir, Heather Heyer, Berta Cáceres, Erica Garner, and Tarana Burke in honour of International Women's Day.
  209. Force of Evil: Abraham Polonsky and Anti-Capitalist Noir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Policy lies at the heart of Abraham Polonsky’s Force of Evil, arguably the most anti-capitalist film ever to emerge from Hollywood. Released 70 years ago to puzzled critics and an indifferent public, over time it would achieve cult status among devotees of film noir while offering a tantalizing glimpse of what might have been accomplished by Polonsky and other members of the Hollywood Left had the blacklist not intervened.
  210. 'The Forced Displacement of Palestinians Never Truly Ended
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary, a child and grandchild of exiled Palestinian reflects on the Nakba, where 750,000 were driven from their homes or fled in terror following massacres of Palestinian civilians by Jewish militias.
  211. Foreign Interventions in Revolutionary Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    All over Europe, the First World War had brought about a potentially revolutionary situation as early as 1917. In countries where the authorities continued to represent the traditional elite, exactly as had been the case in 1914, they aimed to prevent the realization of this potential by means of repression, concessions, or both.
  212. Foreign Policy for Sale: Greece's Dangerous Alliance with Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    For a brief historical moment, Alexis Tsipras and his political party, Syriza, ignited hope that Greece could resurrect a long-dormant Leftist tide in Europe. A new Greece was being born out of the pangs of pain of economic austerity, imposed by the European Union and its overpowering economic institutions – a troika so ruthless, it cared little while the Greek economy collapsed and millions of people experienced the bitterness of poverty, unemployment and despair.
  213. The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    King believed that a multiracial working-class movement was required to overcome the failings of capitalism.
  214. A 14-Year-Old Girl Forced Alone and at Night Into the Gaza Cage. Another Routine Mishap for Israel's Occupation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How did a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who has never set foot in the open-air prison of Gaza find herself being dumped there by Israeli officials – alone, at night and without her parents being informed?The terrifying ordeal – a child realising she had not been taken home but discarded in a place where she knew no one – is hard to contemplate for any parent.And yet for Israel's gargantuan bureaucratic structure that has ruled over Palestinians for five decades, this was just another routine error. One mishap among many that day.
  215. Foxconn: The Myth and Reality of the Welfare Queen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Social scientists who have studied the welfare system before and after the Clinton era welfare "reforms" have exposed the notion that women on public assistance were "welfare queens" as a myth.
  216. Fragmented Power: Portugal in Revolution, 1974-1975
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Portugal the underground Armed Forces Movement's long-planned coup d'etat to bring down the Estado Novo regime was a success; however it was relatively short-lived despite the modest intentions of its organizers. This article takes a look at the popular initiatives that brought Portugal to the brink of a socialist revolution and why it failed.
  217. Free and Accessible Transit Now
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Transit is a critical issue for many people in Toronto, as in all major urban areas. More is at stake than reducing traffic congestion and gridlock. Free transit opens the door to a broader transformation of urban life and the current social system. Our 'Red-Green' vision is socialist, based on the working class, environmentally just, internationalist, and transformative.
  218. Free Public Transit: And Why We Don't Pay to Ride Elevators 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    In an age of increasing inequalities and ecological crisis, movements for free public transit are proposing a profound rethinking of urban transit as a fundamental human right and public good. Research shows that, if the bus were free, people would ride it as much as 50% more in the first year, dramatically reducing car use, traffic, and pollution, while redistributing wealth and increasing social inclusion for poor and working people. But free public transit alone is not enough; it must also be combined with much better service and reserve bus lanes to be effective. In its twenty chapters, this book explores the winning strategies and pitfalls of case studies ranging across fourteen countries: the United States, Canada, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, China, France, Belgium, Germany, and Australia.
  219. #FreeSiwatu!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Siwatu-Salama Ra, an activist, was arrested in Detriot for felonious assault despite the fact that Siwatu-Salama was acting to defend herself and her family.
  220. From Catholicism and the working class to communism and Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Garvey describes his childhood growing up in a Catholic community in New York and explains how Marx and Marxism were episodically present in the later periods of his life but first engagement with them was not nearly as deep as it needed to be. He asserts that in the 1960s Marx and Marxism that were on offer in the world of political practice were, more often than not, caricatures. What was needed in 1968 and beyond was not simply more Marx but a different Marx. At the end, he sketchs out some ideas of what a different Marx might have been and what difference it might have made.
  221. From Moral Outrage to Moral Panic: the Limits of Public Rage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    There has been forceful break from the culture of silence that has long protected men from being held accountable for their misdeeds. While rage emerges against male sexual abuse, some progressive feminists have raised concerns that this movement may slip into 'moral panic' and a possible conservative, neo-puritan anti-sex campaign.
  222. Fruits and perils of the 'bloc within': The Comintern and Asia 1919-25 (Part 3)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The most advanced experience of Communist alliance with national revolutionists occurred in Indonesia (Dutch East Indies) prior to the Baku Congress. However, it was not mentioned at the congress, even though one of its architects – the Dutch Communist Maring (Henk Sneevliet) – was present in the hall. Maring had been a leader for many years of revolutionary socialist Dutch settlers in Indonesia, who had achieved the remarkable feat of transforming their group into one predominantly indigenous in leadership, membership, and programmatic orientation. The key to success had been a close alliance with a mass national-revolutionary organization of the type described by the Second Congress, called Sarekat Islam.
  223. The future of the Nakba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    If the Nakba’s most salient features are the theft of Palestinian land and the expulsion of the Palestinians from their land, and subjecting the lands that could not be stolen and the people who could not be expelled to systematic control and oppression, then, it would be most inaccurate to consider the Nakba as a discrete event that refers to the war of 1948 and its immediate aftermath. Rather, it should be historicized as a process which spanned the last 140 years, beginning with the arrival of the first Zionist conquerors to colonize the land in the early 1880s. In addition, Israeli leaders continue to regale their own people and the world with assurances that the Nakba is not just a past and present process of dispossessing the Palestinian people of their lands and expelling them, but rather one that must continue to preserve the future survival of Israel. The Nakba then turns out to be not just a past event and an ongoing process in the present, but a calamity that has a decidedly planned future ahead of it. If so, what might that future be?
  224. Miriam Garfinkle 1954 - 2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for Miriam Garfinkle, who died on September 15, 2018.
  225. Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating “operations” against Gaza’s largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected Gaza to a merciless illegal blockade.
    What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster.
    Based on scores of human rights reports, Norman G. Finkelstein's new book presents a meticulously researched inquest into Gaza’s martyrdom. He shows that although Israel has justified its assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions constituted flagrant violations of international law.
  226. Gaza medic killed by Israel as she rescued injured
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israeli occupation forces shot dead a volunteer medic and injured dozens of people as they continued their indiscriminate attacks on Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza for the 10th consecutive Friday. Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21, was helping treat and evacuate wounded protesters east of Khan Younis when she was fatally shot on Friday evening. She was about 100 meters away from the boundary fence with Israel at the moment she was shot and was wearing clothing clearly identifying her as a medic.
  227. Gaza: Who or What Has a Right to Exist?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Norman Finkelstein's book "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom", which investigates the Israeli attacks on Gaza such as Operation Cast Lead (2008-09), the Mavi Marmara (2010), and Operation Protective Edge (2014).
  228. Gazan Gandhis: Gaza Bleeds Alone as 'Liberals' and 'Progressives' Go Mute 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Tens of thousands of protesters, raising Palestinian flags continue to hold their massive rallies across the Gaza border. Despite the high death toll and the thousands maimed, they return everyday with the same commitment to popular resistance that is predicated on collective unity, beyond factionalism and politics.But why are they still being largely ignored? It is politically convenient to criticize Palestinians as a matter of course, and utterly inconvenient to credit them, even when they display such courage, prowess and commitment to peaceful change.
  229. Gender, Race and Marx's Whiskers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Roediger juxtaposes James and Marx quotations and discusses the iimplications for how Marx’s limits and his forward motion regarding race and gender might be understood together.
  230. Gentrification and Class Struggles in Barcelona, Spain: Interview with Etcétera Collective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In an interview with the Barcelona-based collective Etcetera, the processes of urban development in one of the fastest gentrifying cities in Spain and their implications for potential movements and struggles are examined.
  231. The Geography of Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    David Harvey is a geographer and a Marxist. A collection of his works titled The Ways of the World was recently published in paperback. A collection pulled from his writing and lectures, the works are insightful, both in their approach to the world and the manner in which he combines geography and Marxism.
  232. Getting to Marxism in Wisconsin and Iowa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Dave Ranney recounts his experiences during the 1960s which led him to accepting Marxism. He emphasizes his experinces in Southeast Asia during the 1960s which exposed covert Americian military action in the region. Other formative experiences include those as an university professor in Wisconsin and Iowa where he witnessed and joined campus movements.
  233. GI Coffeehouses Recalled: a Compliment From General Westmoreland 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The New York Times has published an op-ed piece by historian David Parsons about the coffeehouses started near US bases during the War in Vietnam.
  234. Gideon Levy: A Voice of Sanity from Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In spite of a systemic policy of demonization, Israeli journalist and human rights activist Gideon Levy continues denouncing the Israeli government and the crimes against Palestinians.
  235. The "Gilets Jaunes" Seen From My Workplace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Due to the insular and ambiguous nature of social media, the Yellow Vests movement may spark political unrest but probably won't lead to real social revolution.
  236. Gina Haspel's CIA nomination demands the United States account for its history of torture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to head the CIA has stirred objections from many quarters. Dorfman recounts the impact of state sanctioned torture in Chile.
  237. Girls Reduced to Being Repositories of Communal and Religious Identities in Kashmir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The rape and ruthless murder of an eight-year old girl in Jammu province underscores the brutal gender violence that is a consistent feature of the political thuggery that grips the subcontinent.
  238. GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies, including GM crops. But GM agriculture is not 'feeding the world', nor has it been designed to do so. The choice for farmers between a technology based on broken promises and conventional non-GMO agriculture is no choice at all.
  239. Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google's involvement.
  240. Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Google has admitted that its option to "pause" the gathering of your location data doesn't apply to its Maps and Search apps – which will continue to track you even when you specifically choose to halt such monitoring.
  241. Google's 'Smart City of Surveillance' Faces New Resistance in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A plan to develop 12 acres of the valuable waterfront just southeast of downtown Toronto
    by the government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. has sparked concerns about privacy and lack of public consultation. A recent slew of resignations from its board has made these concerns increasingly urgent and public.
  242. Government Mass Murder
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    "This is not an assault." Twenty-five years ago, that was the lie blaring over government loudspeakers as the FBI and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) carried out its plan to obliterate the Branch Davidians, an integrated group that formed as a breakaway from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Orchestrated and overseen at the highest levels of the Clinton administration, the 19 April 1993 assault outside Waco, Texas, engulfed the Branch Davidians’ Mount Carmel commune in an inferno that killed over 80 people, including some two dozen children.
  243. The Great British Empire Debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Malik discusses the complex issues of British colonialism, its many painful legacies and how it should be dealt with in such fields as academia and politics.
  244. Grieve the Beloved Children: Israel and the War on Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion of Israel's tactics in its campaign against Palestinians, which includes the use of deliberate provocation to incite retaliation, and the disturbing reality that results in large numbers of children's deaths.
  245. Gun Control in Old East Germany
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Communist-run East Germany weapons and ammunition were strictly controlled. Rifles, though privately-owned, were locked up at the hunting clubs, usually connected with the forest rangers' home and station.
  246. Haiti: An Example of Fake News by Omission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The main problem with the mainstream media today, as in the past, is not 'fake news' but what is left out of articles dealing with controversial issues.
  247. Harvey's Toxic Aftermath in Houston
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Wingard exposes the enviromental devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane caused chemical spills and explosions which Wingard says forecast a pending enviromental crisis.
  248. Helping drought-stricken farmers requires recognising global warming and planning 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    All of NSW has now officially been declared to be in drought, and 57% of Queensland has officially entered its sixth year of the current drought (though there has been little real change from when 88% was declared to be in drought in March 2017).Droughts keep getting worse, and the changing climate means they will continue to do so.The Coalition's "solutions" start with denying that climate change is real.
  249. Herbicides undermine antibiotics, threaten medical care
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A New Zealand study adds to the body of evidence that industrial herbicides, not intended to be antibiotics, can have profound effects on bacteria, with potentially negative implications for medicine's ability to treat infectious diseases.
  250. Here's how we stopped a brutal, inhumane and barely legal charter flight
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Helen Brewer describes how she, and 14 other activists, broke into Stansted Airport on the 28th of March 2017, and blocked a mass deportation charter flight due to send 60 people to Nigeria and Ghana -- a forced removal which threatened to place migrants in extreme danger.
  251. Here's what war with North Korea would look like
    A full-blown war with North Korea wouldn't be as bad as you think. It would be much, much worse

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the chilling logistics and devastating loss of life a full-blown war between the USA and North Korea would cause.
  252. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fictions and Facts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The New York Times reported that year, “Many historians believe the bombings [of] Hiroshima and then Nagasaki, which together took the lives of more than 200,000 people, saved lives on balance, since an invasion of the islands would have led to far greater bloodshed.” Many historians, perhaps; but not that many.
  253. Historical Subjects Lost and Found
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Looking at the legacy of Marx in the West Indies.
  254. A History of International Women's Day in words and images
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An online history of International Women's Day, which includes visual materials and numerous photographs from each decade.
  255. Honduras: U.S. Support for Repression & Fraud
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The US has supported the illegitimate election in Honduras. The people continue to resist despite deaths, disappearances and incarcerations by the military.
  256. How a backwards shirt led to a lesson in kindness for P.E.I. kindergarten class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Students show their support for one of their own.
  257. How Apple is Paving the Way to a 'Cloud Dictatorship' in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Apple Inc. is set to hand over the operation of its iCloud data center in mainland China to a local corporation, but Apple has not explained the real issue. With the move a state-owned big data company controlled by the Chinese government will have access to all the data of its service users in China; this will allow the state apparatus to jump into the cloud and look into the data of Apple's Chinese users.
  258. How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.
  259. How can environmental activists use social media? Part 1
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Environmental activists and NGOs spend a considerable amount of time Facebook posting and Tweeting. But the best use of social networks is about what you want to achieve. Alessio Perrone spoke to some experts in the field and gives some tips about how to use platforms successfully to promote social change
  260. How can environmental activists use social media? Part 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Environmentalist activists and major NGOs all spend a considerable amount of time on social media - as an immediate and direct connection to the public. But to what effect?
  261. How can environmental activists use social media? Part 3
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Has Twitter jumped the shark? Is Facebook now MySpace? Should environmental activists bother with social media - and does the Cambridge Analytica scandal mean we should boycott?
  262. How Canada could use the Saudi quarrel to help the Middle East - and itself
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Saudi Arabia's overreaction to Canadian criticism on human rights provides an opportunity for Canada to rethink Middle East policy. Such a policy, based on universal human rights, would greatly benefit not just Saudi Arabians but those in the broader Middle East, and also Canada.
  263. How the 'free' media dupe us on climate change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Commentary on a segment of Al Jazeera's programme The Listening Post on why climate scepticism persists only in what it terms the "Anglosphere media", that is, those in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada.
  264. How Labour's Campaigns Attempted to Make the Political Personal 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The basic techniques of convincing people on the doorstep are not different to those of convincing friends or workmates. However, election canvassers have typically gone door-to-door telling voters what the party's policies are. The British Labour Party's new approach, developed by Momentum, emphasized listening to people and identifying their key issues.
  265. How Neoliberal Fundamentalism Helped Make Trump President
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A common, headache-inducing media narrative has surfaced since the election in 'mainstream' liberal U.S. publications they can no longer trust, such as The Washington Post or New York Times: that the true decline of U.S. democracy, the true dominance of U.S. corporate power in public life, and the true deterioration of the 'American Dream' has at last begun to arrive with the victory of Donald Trump.
  266. How Not To Skip Class: Social Reproduction of Labor and the Global Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This essay refutes conceptions of what working class really means by reactivating fundamental Marxist insights about class formation that have been obscured by decades of neoliberalism. The author argues that the key to developing a sufficient understanding of the working class is the framework of social reproduction.
  267. How Palestinian women led successful non-violent resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Two women share their stories of how they peacefully protested during both Intifadas and challenged Israel's occupation.
  268. How the EU's principled pragmatism sows strife in the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how the European Union is creating greater instability, distrust, and casualties like Jamal Khashoggi, by trading fundamental values such as human rights for more practical avenues coined as "principled pragmatism".
  269. How the Guardian aided the anti-semites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Who do you help when you censor a cartoon depicting Israel's well-documented war crimes against Palestinians – and do so on the grounds that the criticism of Israel is anti-semitic?
    The answer is: you help anti-semites.
  270. How the Guardian became the West's Pravda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Cook says that the British newspaper The Guardian has become a mouthpiece for the establishment.
  271. How the internet 'punishes' Palestinians
    Tech giants Google, Airbnb and PayPal accused of shaping false narratives with policies in Palestinian territories.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Multinational tech companies, including Google, Facebook and PayPal are being accused of complicity in rights violations and in shaping false narratives with regard to policies in Palestinian territories.
  272. How the System Got Trumped: Cambridge Analytica's Electoral Psyops Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Available from Cinema Libre Studios, "Trumping Democracy" provides the key to understanding how we have ended up with the most unpopular president in history.
  273. How the UAW Can Make It Right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Aswar discusses how the UAW lost the vote at the Nissan plant in Mississippi and proposes that Organized laboUr adapt Opertaion Dixie to move forward.
  274. How They Sold the Iraq War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The war on Iraq won't be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold: it was a propaganda war, a war of perception management.
  275. How To Be A Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on what is required to be a 'good' and 'reliable' journalist for the mainstream Western media.
  276. How to create an ecological society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book "Creating an Ecological Society: Towards A Revolutionary Transformation" by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, which addresses different aspects of the debate on the politics of the environment.
  277. How to Start a Nuclear War
    The increasingly direct road to ruin

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A chilling look at the security measures and processes behind the U.S. nuclear weapons system. The article examines how safeguards and procedures have evolved, including more recent efforts to curb the President's absolute authority to push the button.
  278. How to Use Critical Thinking to Spot False Climate Claims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This article outlines ways to address common climate-contrarian arguments, all of which contain errors in reasoning that are independent of the science itself.
  279. Huawei executive's arrest provokes anti-US protests in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada has led to a wave of anger in China, in a move perceived to undermine China's increasingly dominant position in advanced technology. On Chinese social media comments denounce the arrest and call for the executive's immediate release as well as a boycott of Canadian brands.
  280. Hue Back When: the Bloodbath in Vietnam Was Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Mark Bowden's book "Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam", which provides a two-sided perspective on a particularly tragic moment in the Vietnam War.
  281. "I Really Don't Care, Do U?" the Mendacity of Evil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While Americans consider themselves well above the authoritarianism and atrocities of such regimes as Nazi Germany, the author takes a look at some disturbing connections and similarites with the United States.
  282. ICE: The making of an American Gestapo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Justin Akers Chacón, author of Radicals in the Barrio and co-author with Mike Davis of No One Is Illegal, takes an in-depth look at the troubling history and practices of a government agency that more and more people are calling to be abolished.
  283. The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Should the media include positive editorial content secretly paid for by major corporations, as London's Evening Standard newspaper has begun doing, according to new revelations?
    Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read?
  284. The Ideal of a Free Media Died Long Ago
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Most of us instantly recoil from any blurring between editorial and advertising in the media. How would we know if what was reported was factual, truthful and newsworthy or there simply as public relations spin? How could we trust anything we read? But here's a seditious idea. Would that be such a bad thing? Maybe it would better if we were far more wary of the corporate media and began to think of it chiefly as a sales platform – selling us an ideology harmful to our individual welfare and that of our societies.
  285. 'If I don't come back, call my lawyer': Practical solidarity for people
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A recommendation of practical steps to help people facing the threat of detention, and the importance of standing in solidarity with others who are dealing with a hostile environment.
  286. If John Bolton Is Right, Pearl Harbor Was Perfectly Legal
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Michigan attorney Kary Love explores the legal basis for a pre-emptive attack on North Korea by the USA.
  287. If only we could revive the fruitful tension between Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
    Reflections on Dr King’s death have overlooked how his liberal universalism and Malcolm X’s separatism gave each other strength

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Kenan argues that conflict averse approach to activism blunts the edge of contemporary social movements for change.
  288. If We're on the Left, How Come We're Still Here?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Andrew Levine looks at why the Left is largely ignored by Trump's more radical followers and pundits.
  289. The ignorant, repressive attack on Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Frank Loesser's 1944 song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and the social forces which have aggressively pushed the new 'Puritanism' that seeks to have the song banned.
  290. Illegal logging: An organized crime that is destroying Latin American forests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A recent report indicates that Illegal wood trafficking is the most profitable crime against natural resources, and allows other crimes to flourish, including deforestation, labor exploitation, land invasions, tax evasion, document forgery and state corruption.
  291. Illegal logging: An organized crime that is destroying Latin American forests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Illegal timber trafficking is a complex type or ogranized crime that involves other crimes such as tax evasion, labor exploitation, and land invasion. Countries in Latin America need to work together to fight this crime.
  292. Immigration and Cultural Loss
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While immigration has brought major changes in the physical character of British cities and in the rhythm of social life, it is not alone in driving social changes nor is it even the most important driver of social change.
  293. In Middle East Wars It Pays to be Skeptical
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the context of Western air strikes on alleged Syrian biological weapons sites on 14 April, 2018, the history of the bombing of the Abu Ghraib baby milk factory in 1991 underscores the need for permanent scepticism towards claims by U.S. and Western governments that they know exactly what is happening on the ground in Syria.
  294. In Run-Up to Vote to End Yemen War, MSNBC Remains Totally Silent
    MSNBC outflanked from the left by Breitbart

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Johnson expresses concern about the lack of MSNBC coverage of the role of the USA in the conflict in Yemen since 2015.
  295. Indian Country: The Situation is Bleak, But Not Hopeless
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Discusses how even though issues such as the Dakota Access Pipeline have received lots of public attention people are unaware of how Indigenous dispossession is deeply ingrained in the fabric of the US.
  296. Indian Country: The Situation is Bleak, But Not Hopeless
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion of Stephanie Woodard's book "American Apartheid: The Native Struggle for Self-Determination and Inclusion" and looking at how present-day colonial practices impact Native people in the US.
  297. India's Freedom Struggle Influenced by Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In India Marxism has influenced revolutionary figures to varying degrees. As inequality rises a renewed interest in Marx that engages local philosophies could invigorate a proletarian movement.
  298. Indigenous Sovereignty & Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
  299. Industrial accident claims three lives in Leduc, Alberta
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the troubling indifference to the alarming statistics on worker fatalities, and the lax occupational health and safety regulations that are designed to protect employers and permit the further expansion of company profits.
  300. Inside Google's Effort to Develop a Censored Search Engine in China
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Google analyzed search terms entered into a Beijing-based website to help develop blacklists for a censored search engine it has been planning to launch in China, according to confidential documents seen by The Intercept. Engineers working on the censorship sampled search queries from 265.com, a Chinese-language web directory service owned by Google.
  301. Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can't Agree to Disagree
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined to listen to -- or even allow for the existence of -- other viewpoints, we are fast becoming a nation of people who just can't get along. Here's the thing: if Americans don't learn how to get along--at the very least, agreeing to disagree and respecting each other's right to subscribe to beliefs and opinions that may be offensive, hateful, intolerant or merely different--then we're going to soon find that we have no rights whatsoever (to speak, assemble, agree, disagree, protest, opt in, opt out, or forge our own paths as individuals). In such an environment, when we can't agree to disagree, the bullies (on both sides) win and freedom suffers.
  302. Intellectual Property Regime Undermines Equity, Progress
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Developing countries must reject the intellectual property rights regime imposed on them by powerful foreign monopolies in recent decades.
  303. International Women's Day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The annual day for recognition of and struggle for women's economic, social and political rights.
  304. Intersectionality is a Hole. Afro-Pessimism is a Shovel. We Need to Stop Digging, Part 1 of 2
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Dixon argues that intersectionality - or, rather, its interpretation by the so-called "US left" - decenters class struggle in its effort to equalize oppressions.
  305. An interview with Mike Leigh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Working on the film, there were people of various generations, from their twenties to people of my age, from the area, who said, 'I didn’t know about this.' And yet the massacre was widely reported and is a famous and significant, seminal event in the history of democracy in Britain, the labour movement, etc., etc.
  306. An Interview with Norman Finkelstein: "I'm Not Betraying the Legacy of My Parents in Order to Make Myself Palatable."
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Norman Finkelstein is among the leading scholars on the Israel-Palestine conflict in the United States. His work primarily focuses on the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the Nazi Holocaust. For decades, he has advocated for a two state solution on the June 1967 borders, a "just solution to the refugee question," an end to the Israeli settlements in Palestine, the deconstruction of the border wall, the right to clean water, and an end to the occupation, the Gaza blockade, and the use of force against the Palestinians.
  307. Iran: Compulsory veiling is abusive, discriminatory and humiliating; end the persecution of women for peacefully protesting against it
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Amnesty International criticizes Iran's compulsory veiling laws, arguing that they are not only harmful to women, but fundamentally unconstitutional.
  308. Iranian police arrest 29 women over protests against compulsory hijab
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Iranian police have arrested 29 women in the capital, Tehran, after they protested against a law that makes wearing the hijab compulsory.
  309. The Irishmen Who Fought in the Last Great Battle Against Spanish Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An account of the numerous Irishmen who were killed, injured, captured and who simply disappeared while volunteering to fight against the rising fascist tide during the Spanish Civil War.
  310. Is There a Gig Economy?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A data-heavy analysis questioning whether 'gig-economy' precarious jobs are indeed growing rapidly as reported.
  311. Islamic State in Ukraine: A Christmas present from the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The report in British newspaper the Times, that Chechen Islamists, many reeling from defeat in Syria and Iraq amongst the alphabet soup of fanaticism, had indeed arrived at the war front in eastern Ukraine, woke me up from any Christmas torpor.

  312. Israel Commemorates Nakba with Mass Murder at the Gaza Fence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the "catastrophe" that resulted in the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, and the theft of their lands, homes, and even their household possessions, the message today was clear: the Israeli state is prepared to maintain its apartheid state by any means necessary. The catastrophe for the Palestinians was the birth of Israel and was celebrated by the Israeli state with tear gas, bullets and the blood of Palestinians.
  313. Israel deliberately provoked the latest violence in Gaza, but you won't learn that in the NY Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Times breathlessly and at length recounts Israeli anxiety over the limited attacks from Gaza: "Sirens blared again;" "cellphones were buzzing with alerts of incoming rockets."
  314. Israel deliberately provoked the latest violence in Gaza, but you won't learn that in the NY Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Times breathlessly and at length recounts Israeli anxiety over the limited attacks from Gaza: "Sirens blared again;" "cellphones were buzzing with alerts of incoming rockets." The Times has a reporter in Gaza, Iyad Abuheweila, but the paper had nothing to say whatsoever about how Gazans were reacting to being under assault. Maybe their cellphones were also buzzing, and their children were also afraid?
  315. Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Josh Ruebner draws on personal anecdotes and reflections, historical documents, and legal analyses to answer one of the most pressing issues in international affairs today: is Israel a democracy or does its separate and unequal treatment of the Palestinian people render it an apartheid state?
  316. Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report on Israeli weapons and training being provided to anti-Semitic or neo-Nazi soldiers in the Ukraine.
  317. Israel Is The Real Problem 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Elite power cannot abide a serious challenge to its established position. And that is what Labour under Jeremy Corbyn represents to the Tory government, the corporate, financial and banking sectors, and the 'mainstream' media. The manufactured 'antisemitism crisis' is the last throw of the dice for those desperate to prevent a progressive politician taking power in the UK: someone who supports Palestinians and genuine peace in the Middle East, a strong National Health Service and a secure Welfare State, a properly-funded education system, and an economy in which people matter; someone who rejects endless war and complicity with oppressive, war criminal 'allies' such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
  318. Israel rolls out the welcome mat for Europe's neo-fascists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The recent visit to Israel of a dominant figure in Italy's right-wing coalition government, is the latest in an increasingly open alliance between the Israeli state and resurgent forces of the far-right and neo-fascism in Europe.
  319. Israel steps up its war on mixed marriages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Israeli government has long funded various efforts to try to prevent romantic relationships between Jews and non-Jews, both inside territories it controls and around the world. But a new program confirmed this month by the tourism ministry takes Israel's war on families of mixed religion or ethnicity to a new level.
  320. Israeli army razes home of prominent Palestinian activist
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Israeli army has demolished a residential building owned by a prominent Palestinian activist, whose six sons have been imprisoned by Israel. The building, owned by Latifa Abu Hmeid, is located in the Amari refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
  321. Israeli forces 'deliberately killed' Palestinian paramedic Razan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Probe by Israeli rights group B'Tselem concludes that intentional fatal shot was fired at the Palestinian paramedic.
  322. Israeli Government Fears Palestinian Cameras
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report on a Bill by the Israeli Knessett that would criminalize the filming of Israeli soldiers in Palestine, with a proposed five year jail sentence for offenders.
  323. Israeli minister threatens to destroy Gaza "once and for all"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As Israel bombed it dozens of times in the past day, a senior Israeli minister has incited the total destruction of Gaza.
  324. Israeli spyware being used to monitor Indonesian LGBT community, religious minorities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the company and spyware product that is used by various institutions to monitor the activities of the LGBT community and religious minority groups in Indonesia.
  325. Israelis Just Keep Killing People, Stealing Land
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The recent killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by Israeli sharpshooters following the "The Great March of Return" is outlined, as well as the ongoing futility of Israel's policy and actions against the self-governing Palestinian territory whose population are forced to live under dire conditions.
  326. Israel's 'nation-state law' parallels the Nazi Nuremberg Laws
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israel's new 'nation-state' law follows in the footsteps of Jim Crow, the Indian Removal Act and the Nuremberg Laws.
  327. The Italian Long ’68
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Taddeo describes how the charateristics of 1968 continued in Italy passed 1968 and his subsequent participation in various movements. He explains that with the struggles of 1977 and the repression that followed, one can say that the social ferment begun in Italy in 1968 had exhausted itself.
  328. "It's Killing the Student Movement": Canary Mission's Blacklist of Pro-Palestine Activists Is Taking a Toll
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Canary Mission, a website that compiles dossiers on Palestinian rights advocates and labels them racists, anti-Semites, and supporters of terrorism has taken a toll on activists' mental health and their ability to engage in free speech and public advocacy on Palestine.
  329. It's Time for America to Reckon With the Staggering Death Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Researchers strive to count the casualties of American wars but are faced by a lack of political and military accountability and a seemingly apathetic public.
  330. It's Time to Call Economic Sanctions What They Are: War Crimes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Cockburn argues that economic sanctions impose collective punishment on the general population rather than targetting the people in power.
  331. Jackson Rising: At Last, a Real Strategic Plan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Moser reviews Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi.
  332. Jan and Carrol Cox, Political Activists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for Jan and Carrol Cox, long-time activists from Illinois.
  333. Janus and My Ode to Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Looking at Marx and how to make him relevant to people through 40 years of teaching Capital.
  334. Jeff Bezos' Quest to Find America's Dumbest Mayor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Baker questions the wisdom of cities offering online-retailer Amazon tax and infrastructure incentives to host the company's second head quarters.
  335. Joel Kovel (1936-2018) 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for psychiatrist, teacher and author Joel Kovel.
  336. John Pilger's speech at Sydney rally to free Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    Video by Cathy Vogan & Liam Kesteven (https://www.facebook.com/liam.kesteven), for Politics in the Pub. http://politicsinthepub.org.au
  337. Joyless in Zion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israel is held in contempt by much of the western world, and Israelis know it even as they get down to the hard business of shooting border-crossers. The New York Times did a piece suggesting that Israelis have a conscience about the violence they poured forth at the Gaza border, and they hope that it was the right thing to do. But Gideon Levy says they have lost their conscience; and that was my impression too from interviewing Israeli Jews in West Jerusalem. I talked to 20 people. Every one expressed support for the killings. There was simply no dissent.
  338. Just Transition: Let Detroit Breathe!
    A talk by William Copeland

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    William Copeland presents the campaign, Let Detroit Breathe. The campaign's prinicipal aim is to help Detroiters win their right to breathe clean air.
  339. Just When You Thought 'Russiagate' Couldn't Get Any Sillier
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Russian government and WikiLeaks is simply the latest version of what the DNC has been doing since 2016, which is trying to fob blame for its loss of an election it should have won.
  340. Justice for Hassan Diab and the Unbearable Banality of Evil
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Deutsch examines the case of Dr. Hassan Diab - a sociology professor and Canadian citizen who was accused of bombing the Rue Copernic Synagogue - and uses it to critique international and domestic justice systems.
  341. Justice Kennedy and the Myth of the Legal Neutrality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The enduring myth in America that law and politics are separate is put into question at the end of 2017 with 5-4 decisions upholding President Trump's travel ban, the striking down mandatory public sector union fees, and the resignation of Justice Kennedy.
  342. Karl Kautsky: From Pope to Renegade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Once recognized as "The Pope of Marxism" for his popularization and systematization of Marxist ideas, Kautsky fell into obscurity following the Russian Revolution. In recent revival of interest in his politics, in both academia and on the political left, raises questions about the meaning of Kautsky's orthodox Marxism and about what a renewed revolutionary left should adopt from it as their own.
  343. Karl Marx in the 21st Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Looking at how Marx's theories can explain today's global crisis.
  344. Karl Marx: Revolutionary Heretic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A celebration of Marx as a thinker who constantly adapted his ideas and thinking.
  345. Kenya's 'Erin Brockovich' defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son.
  346. Kidnapper Trump as Symptom
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The current plight of asylum seekers in the United States and the traumatic separation of children from parents at the southern U.S. border, is the most recent American policy that is racially motivated.
  347. A Killer Dies, a Teacher Lives: George H.W. Bush v. Noam Chomsky
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The obsequious praise of the life and legacy of the now deceased mad-dog killer George H. W. Bush (1924-2018) contradict the reality of his actions during his life and presidency.
  348. Killing Children: From Ireland to Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The most tragic casualty in a conflict is that of a child, the most disturbing casualty in a conflict is that of a child killed purposely. In Palestine there is a disturbingly tragic high rate of children killed by those sporting the uniform of Israeli armed forces.
  349. Killing Gaza
    A documentary film about life under siege

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    Independent journalists Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen documented Israel’s 2014 assault on Gaza during the war, and chronicled its horrific aftermath. As they waded through the rubble of Gaza’s destroyed border regions, they turned a camera onto the survivors of the slaughter and let them speak for themselves. Dan returned, week after week, to capture on film the daily struggles of the people of Gaza as they suffered through one of the worst winters in recorded history, and then weathered the sweltering summer heat without electricity and -- in many cases -- without homes. While giving voice to the pain of a people under siege, Cohen and Blumenthal also highlighted Gazans’ inspiring acts of creative resistance, from painting to break-dancing to literature, that allow them maintain their humanity in the face of deprivation and war. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors.
  350. "Killing Gaza" captures culture of resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Watch Killing Gaza, absorb the atmosphere of siege and listen to the testimonies of the trapped. You might then understand why so many chose to rush the gates.
  351. Killing Mosquitoes: The Latest Gaza Massacres, Pro-Israel Media Bias And The Weapon Of 'Antisemitism'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The most recent brutality against Palestinians, and brazenness with which the killings were carried out, is yet another demonstration of the Israeli contempt for the people it tried to ethnically cleanse in 1948.
  352. The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66,
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
  353. Korea: What the Generals Aren't Telling You
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Hamilton points out that the 24 nuclear power stations in South Korea represent high risk targets in a retaliatory attack from North Korea.
  354. The Kurdish Crisis in Iraq and Syria
    Against the Current vol. 192

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In discussion of right of self-determination for the between 28 and 35 million Kurdish people in Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran, the author considers the current polticial landscape.
  355. Labor's Last Stand
    Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The slow degradation of workers' rights through the use of the courts has led to a weakening of negotiated power of unions and the retreat of organized labour.
  356. Language for Resisting Oppression
    Review of Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of the Revolutionary Keywords for a New Left by Ian Parker.
  357. The language of the unheard
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A book review of "A People's History of Riots, Protest and the Law: The Sound of the Crowd" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) by author Matt Clement.
  358. Latin America Crises and Contradictions
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Detailed review of a collection of essays on Latin America.
  359. A Lavish Bollywood Musical Is Fueling A Culture War In India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of the controversial 2018 Bollywood film "Padmaavat". Qureshi summarises the politically charged campaign of misinformation and resulting sectarian violence that has dogged its release.
  360. Lawsuit accuses DC police of collusion with far right
    An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit alleging that police broke protocol by working with a far-right organisation.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Federal prosecutors and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in Washington, DC, colluded with far-right groups in cases against anti-Trump protesters, a recently filed lawsuit alleges.
  361. James Laxer - Canadian iconoclast 1941-2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for the prominent campaigner, author and academic James Laxer, who passed away February 23rd 2018.
  362. The League of Assad-Loving Conspiracy Theorists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    So the global capitalist ruling classes' War on Dissent is now in full swing. With their new and improved official narrative, "Democracy versus the Putin-Nazis," successfully implanted in the public consciousness, the corporatocracy have been focusing their efforts on delegitimizing any and all forms of deviation from their utterly absurd and increasingly paranoid version of reality.
  363. The Left Has Better Things to Do Than Watch Liberals Scratch Their Heads
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Drawing from author David Harvey's work "The Ways of the World", Munson examines how Liberal-democracy has changed when the nucleus of capitalism shifted in the 1970's from the production of goods to the production of 'signs'. He further examines how 'neo-liberalism' is now grappling and adjusting in the era of Trump.
  364. Left-Wing Disaster Relief Efforts Spread Goodwill for Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at some of the disaster relief initiatives by left-wing groups in the United States, as well as the disconnect that seems to underscore a number of issues with the state's disaster relief efforts.
  365. Lenin and the Bolshevik Party: A revolutionary collective
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Russian Revolution of 1917 clearly reveals the complexities of Bolshevism – Lenin's party – as a revolutionary collective.
  366. Lenin and the Tsarist Duma
    A review of August H Nimtz, Lenin’s Electoral Strategy from Marx and Engels through the Revolution of 1905: The Ballot, the Streets—or Both

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Donnelly reviews Nimtz's two volume account of Lenin's pre-revolution electoral strategy and summarises the thesis that Lenin's critique of reformism in parliamentary democracy was rooted in the conclusions of Marx and Engels.
  367. Leon Rosselson on Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Gaza the slaughter was premeditated and calculated. The snipers were primed to kill. They had their orders. They used the protesters, men women, children, for target practice. According to the latest reports, 109 Palestinians?—?including children, one an 8 month old baby -- have been killed and over 6,000 wounded, including nearly 1000 children. The wounds were particularly debilitating because Israeli soldiers used dumdum bullets which expand when they enter the body. The bullets used are causing injuries local medics say they have not seen since 2014. The entrance wound is small.The exit wound is devastating, causing gross comminution of bone and destruction of soft tissue.
  368. Less Than Fundamental: the Myth of Voting Rights in America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The story of voting rights in America is one of exceptionalism. In 1787 when the US Constitution was drafted the right to vote was absent from the text.
  369. Lessons from James Baldwin
    Review of James Baldwin: The FBI File; Against the Current vol. 192

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of James Baldwin: The FBI File, a novel edited by William J. Maxwell which sets out an interpretive frame,through which readers may study his excerpts his file from the FBI.
  370. The Lessons of the World Cup for our Victim Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    That we are living in an age of victim culture is well-exemplified by an article recently published by the CBC suggesting that minorities "feel apprehensive about heading into the wild because they don't see themselves reflected in the outdoor industry and media." The underlying premise is that a paucity of representations of members of these groups constructs the outdoors as a kind of "unsafe space" of which people from these communities ask, according to the African-American author of a book called The Adventure Gap, James Mills, "'Do I belong here? And if somebody believes that I don’t belong here, will they do something to harm me?'"
  371. Let Us Now Praise Infamous Animals
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In medieval Europe (and even colonial America) thousands of animals were summoned to court and put on trial for a variety of offenses, ranging from trespassing, thievery and vandalism to rape, assault and murder. The defendants included cats, dogs, cows, sheep, goats, slugs, swallows, oxen, horses, mules, donkeys, pigs, wolves, bears, bees, weevils, and termites. These tribunals were not show trials or strange festivals like Fools Day. The tribunals were taken seriously by both the courts and the community.
  372. Letter to the Editors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Georgakas responds to the book review of Finally Got the News in a previous issue of the journal. He was disheartened that pertinent political and artistic seeds that directly fed that period have been neglected.
  373. A Liberal Pillar Of The Establishment - 'New Look' Guardian, Old-Style Orthodoxy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Respected liberal media like the New York Times and Guardian are key battlegrounds in the relentless elite efforts to control public opinion.
  374. Liberal Totalitarianism and the Trump Diversion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Baraka warns against enthusiastic embrace of the FBI as a "neutral political force populated by people of unreproachable character" in light of their well documented history of politically motivated targetting of civil rights activists.
  375. Liberation of Dalits: Key to Indian Workers Revolution
    Review of Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Ants Among Elephants is both a family memoir and a political history.
  376. License to Kill
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Halimi places alleged Russian involvement in the attempted assasination of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the context of routine extrajudicial killings by the wider inernational security services.
  377. Life without Limits: The Delusions of Technological Fundamentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In a routinely delusional world, what is the most dangerous delusion? This delusion is not limited to one country, one group, or one political party, but rather is the unstated assumption of everyday life in the high-energy/high-technology industrial world. This is the delusion that we are -- to borrow from the title of a particularly delusional recent book -- the god species.
  378. Linking class and gender theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A detailed review of "Social Reproduction Theory" an essay collection edited by Tithi Bhattacharya. Contributors include Nancy Fraser, Salar Mohandesi and Emma Teitelman, Susan Ferguson, Carman Teeple Hopkins, Serap Saritas Oran and Alan Sears.
  379. Lissa Lucas Dragged Out of West Virginia House Judiciary Hearing For Listing Oil and Gas Contributions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Mokhiber's article summarizes the case of political candidate Lissa Lucas, whose testimony against a bill "that would allow companies to drill on minority mineral owners' land without their consent" was censored by the court.
  380. 'A Load Of Tosh'– The BBC, 'Showbiz News' And State Propaganda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    BBC News reporting on international relations, with particular reference to 2017-2018 tensions with Russia, relies heavily on state propaganda.
  381. Local Autonomy: A Key to Protection of the Ecosystem
    Apo Island's Protected Landscape and Seascape

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In his book, The Plundered Seas, Michael Berrill called the Grand Banks and Georges Bank maybe the saddest story of overfishing.Berrill’s solution was the management of Large Marine Ecosystems.
  382. Lockheed Martin receives bloody images instead of cool weapons photos in failed Twitter campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The world's largest defense contractor fails miserably in a social media campaign asking Twitter users to send them an "amazing photo" of a Lockheed Martin product.
  383. The Logic of Human Survival
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of a Marxist look at the concept of the Anthropocene.
  384. London Pub Crawl with Karl Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An account by Wilhelm Liebknecht of an incident which occured during a 'beer trip' -pub crawl- between Karl Marx, other Germans, and some Englishmen.
  385. Lopez Obrador in Mexico: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The newly elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has been described by some in the U.S. as a radical socialist, however this article explains that he has already back-peddled on important pre-election promises.
  386. Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Since 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected as Taiwan's president relations between Taiwan and China have been increasingly strained. In parallel, a series of fake news campaigns have captured Taiwanese media, with experts tracing several of these stories back to China.
  387. The Making of C.L.R. James
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A short, positive review of a graphic novel about CLR James.
  388. The Making of Corporate Empire
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of a book covering Henry Ford's "ethos of the assembly line" and how his racist views shaped it in different places.
  389. The Malevolent Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at why the US government is steadfast in its support of the Saudi dictatorship no matter what criminal excesses may be perpetrated by the Riyadh regime, while on the other hand it is determined to punish other countries like Cuba and Venezuela with severe economic sanctions.
  390. Manifesto of Indian Farmers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Adopted by an assembly representing the farmers of India, the manifesto outlines Indian farmers convictions, principals, concerns, rights and calls on the parliament of India to hold a Special Session to address the agrarian crisis by passing and enacting the two Kisan Mukti Bills and address additional demands.
  391. Marc Lamont Hill's Detractors are the True Anti-Semites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Temple University's administration announced the unsurprising news that it has found no grounds to punish or investigate Professor Marc Lamont Hill for his speech on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Yet, the university's Board of Trustees felt compelled, nonetheless, to issue a statement further maligning Dr Hill, albeit indirectly this time.
  392. Martha (Marty) Quinn, 1939-2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for Martha Quinn, a founding member of Solidarity.
  393. Marx at 200; Capital at 150
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Holmstrom discusses the relevance of Marx's Das Capital in understanding modern and historical economic systems. Specifically, she looks at the themes of exploitation, gender, race and capital.
  394. Marx, Engels and the National Question
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A historical look at the role of class and nation-states in socialism.
  395. Marx in 1968 in France
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In a personal essay, Coleman describes his personal experiences in France from 1966-1968.
    He highlights significant number of Marxists teaching in both high schools and secondary settings. Furthermore, he discusses how the working class perceived in the Marxist far left, Trotskyist and Maoist press before May 1968.
  396. Marx in 1968: Report on a Journey
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Harvey Goldman discusses his intellectual jounrey during the 1960s in relationship to Marism. As a member of SDS, Goldman was engaged actively in student activism.
  397. Marx and the "International"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A rebuttal of the idea of Marx as Eurocentric and a white supremacist.
  398. Marx is dead, long live Marx!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Duran describes 1968 as an an "ideological revolution which unquestionably affected the dominant revolutionary ideology, Marxism, and here begins my contribution, which I will divide into two large sections: an account of the situation in Spain, and then the rebirth of
    Marxism, and why we can say: 'Long live Marx!'"
  399. Marx and Marxism in Berkeley in 1968
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Setting context by describing the early twentieth century political landscape in Berkeley, Goldner continues to describe his experince as a student at UC Berkeley by discussing local, national and international contexts for my encounter with Marx in Berkeley, 1968.
  400. Marx and Organization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Lause examines Marx's involvement in different organizations and argues that he seems never to have had a problem not being in an organization -- not because he accorded organization no importance, but rather that the importance he accorded it depended entirely on the demands of the class struggle around him.
  401. Marx Turns 200: A Mixed Gift
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A mixed but detailed review of a biography of Karl Marx. The author likes the Life material but has problems with the treament of the Works.
  402. Marxism, class and revolution in Africa: the legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This article assesses the influence of 1917 on African liberation movements and explains how it influenced struggles against and beyond colonialism.
  403. The Marxist and the Gamers: Reading, Fortnite, and My Students' Identities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A school teacher reflects on the differences he sees in his students from past generations, notably the many young people who are avid online gamers.
  404. A Marxist History of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A short history of capitalism by a history professor at University of Manitoba
  405. A Marxist History of Capitalism (Book Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A book review of Henry Heller's "A Marxist History of Capitalism" which restores class struggle to a central place in explaining how capitalism arose and grew, and can eventually be overcome.
  406. Marx's Capital as Organizing Tool
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A guide to how the left could use Marx's Capital as a text for organizing.
  407. Marx's Ecology: Recovered Legacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Löwy says that while mainstream ecologicail theory has been dismissive of Karl Marx, serious research in recent decades has recovered some of his very important insights on ecological issues.
  408. Mass Incarceration
    New Jim Crow, Class War, or Both?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Lewis analyzes racial and class disparities in incarceration.
  409. Massacres and Morality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What can one say about the morality of Israeli soldiers who shoot unarmed protestors, and then are caught on camera cheering their kills? And how do we judge the civilian population of Israel, many of whom openly support and cheer their soldiers as they go about their work of killing Palestinians? And what can we say about the political leaders of other countries, Canada say, who sit down and smile and make deals with officials of the Israeli government at the very moment that the killing is going on?
  410. The May '68 Events and Revolution in the West
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The political explosion fifty years ago in May 1968 in France has become a key historical marker for the Left. In an outburst of political revolt, workers seized factories and students occupied universities bringing France to a halt in a series of massive general strikes.
  411. Me Too's Misguided Pursuit of Equality: Drop the Spirit of Vengeance and Defend Dignity Instead
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    With Me Too’s focus where it is, on man’s injury to woman, the capitalist for-profit system can wash its hands. Eyes glued to salacious details are off the oppressive economic order that has over time erased our cultures, communities and is set to destroy all life on the planet.
  412. The Meaning of Heritage in an Age of Identity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion of the meaning of heritage in the current age of identity politics, and why there is a need to reject the nativist, or clash of civilizations, and the multicultural approaches to heritage.
  413. Media Panic Over the Stock Market Plunge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The media continue to be in a panic over the drop in the stock market over the last few weeks. Fortunately for political pundits, there is no expectation that they have any clue about the subjects on which they opine. For those more interested in economics than hysterics, the drop in the market is not a big deal.
  414. Memoir From the Underground
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the film "Memoir of War", directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, a semi-fictional memoire of writer Marguerite Duras who lived under a facist regime in Vichy France.
  415. #MeToo for All Women
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The #MeToo movement exposed systems that abuse and silence of women. It's important to note that these systems are not just individual professions or university administrations but they are enabled by the larger system of capitalism.
  416. The #MeToo Revolution Edtorial
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The editors ask whether the #MeToo Movement will be different than other moments in which sexual abuse was revealed, and propose that organized labour can play a role in ensuring harassment-free work enviroments.
  417. Microfinance or Debt Trap? What the Poor Don't Know
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Qazi's article outlines how poorly designed microfinance initiatives harm rather than help low income borrowers.
  418. Midian Farm
    Resource Type: Film
    First Published: 2018
    From 1971 - 1977, Midian Farm was a back-to-the-land social experiment created by a community of urban baby boomers from Toronto. Part of the youth counterculture movement during a period of social and political re-imagining, its utopian vision eventually collapsed. More than four decades later, filmmaker Liz Marshall unearths a transformative piece of family and Canadian history.
  419. A Mighty Voice for Peace Has Gone Silent: Uri Avnery, 1923-2018
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A brief article in commemoration of Israeli human rights activist Uri Avnery, who died in Tel Aviv at the age of 94.
  420. Military 'Service' Serves the Ruling Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Military veteran and peace activist Will Griffin comments on the military campaigns in which he participated, and why he believes that military service ultimately serves noboby but a minority ruling class.
  421. Mining History Written in Blood
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Domestic coal mining history above and below ground lives on the pages of Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction edited by Wess Harris (PM Press, 2017). The anthology unpacks the industry, people and communities of a coal-rich region, amplifying relevant class and gender issues over a century.
  422. Missing Children: The Pottery Barn Rule Revisited
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    If one in five American parents couldn't figure out where their kids were, most people would rightly see the phenomenon as a crisis and a national scandal. Grandstanding prosecutors with visions of gubernatorial campaigns dancing in their heads would conduct mass parental perp walks. Legislators would boost their presidential aspirations by co-sponsoring legislation requiring universal implantation of GPS trackers at birth.
  423. "Mr. Boston": Meet the Man Who Secretly Helped Daniel Ellsberg Leak Pentagon Papers to the Press
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Interview with historian Gar Alperovitz. Alperovitz has revealed for the first time the key role he and a handful of other activists played in helping whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg leak to journalists the Pentagon Papers -- a 7,000-page classified history outlining the true extent of the U.S. invasion of Vietnam.
  424. MLK: To the Promised Land
    Charles Williams interviewing Michael Honey

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Interview with Michael Honey author of the study, To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice.
  425. Modernity and Negations
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Finkel reviews The End of Jewish Modernity and What is Modern Israel? He says they offer complementary perspectives on some of the tragedies confronting today’s world, and their historical backgrounds.
  426. The Moral Economy of the Iranian Protests
    Beset by inequality and corruption, Iran's provincial working classes are revolting against the revolution's broken promises

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the root causes of the widespread protests that have been taking place, primarily in provincial towns, throughout Iran. Persistent unemployment and inflation, overdue wages and pensions, environmental degradation, and ponzi schemes are a far cry from the social justice vision that animated and united the revolutionary forces of 1979.
  427. Moroccan Catastrophic Convergence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The convergance of injustices in Morocco - climate change, neoliberalism, political suppression - make for a completely untenable situation. This could make people hopeful since it makes radical change the only possibility.
  428. Mozambique won't be Mato Grosso
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A popular movement centred on a small farming village in northern Mozambique has, for the moment, halted an attempt to move to cash-crop monocultures mainly for export.
  429. Mozambique's farmers battle to keep land in Nakarari
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Parenti and Liberti examine the Nakarari community's ongoing resistance to commercial agricultural planning.
  430. Mueller Indictment - The "Russian Influence" Is A Commercial Marketing Scheme
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An explanation of why the U.S. Justice Department's indictment is based on a misunderstanding of the commercial activities of a Russian marketing company in U.S. social networks.
  431. My Experiences in 1968 in Working-Class Turin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Lepore recounts his experiences growing up in 1968 in working class Turin. He highlight the influence of the newspaper, Lotta Comunista, its developed Marxist approach and his subsequent involvement with, and then commitment to, that group.
  432. My Longest Day: How World War II Ended for My Family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An essay excerpted from Hans-Armin Ohlmann's memoirs, which recounts his experiences growing up in Germany during the Second World War.
  433. Myron Perlman, Z"L: Working-Class Jewish Radical
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Memorial for Myron Perlman, union carpenter and social justice activist.
  434. Nanking Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A summary of the massacre at Nanking (Nanjing) , which occurred over a period of six weeks starting on December 13, 1937. During this period soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army perpetrated horrific atrocities, and murdered Chinese civilians and disarmed combatants who numbered an estimated 40,000 to over 300,000.
  435. The NED's Useful Idiots 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On Friday, June 8, 2018, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow augmented her nightly Russiagate fetish by extolling the merits of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), telling her huge audience that the NED, created in the 1980s by the Ronald Reagan administration, still does the "non-partisan hard work around the world, of promoting small D democracy and promoting the institutions of civil society that any culture needs in order to have a functioning democracy."
  436. A New COINTELPRO?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Malik discusses the revelations that the FBI is targeting Black Lives Matters and what Justice Department head Jeff Sessions calls “Black identity” extremists as well as the response to open racism and how to move forward.
  437. New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
  438. A New Economic Model for the South: Ditch Corporate Welfare and Fund Agricultural Co-ops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report from the Institute for Policy Studies, titled "Agricultural Cooperatives: Opportunities and Challenges for African-American Women in the South," makes the case that redirecting governmental support from corporate welfare to agricultural co-ops could provide an alternative vision for economic development in the Southern United States.
  439. New maps of land destruction show why caravans flee Central America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates the extent of worldwide land degradation, including the deforestation that is now forcing migrants to leave Guatemala and Honduras.
  440. A New Native-Led Strategy for Fighting Keystone XL
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Sacred crops planted by the Poca represent another legal barrier for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, as its intended path must now cross sacred historic sites owned by a sovereign tribal nation.
  441. New Orleans' History of Struggle
    Review of Development Drowned and Reborn; Against the Current vol. 192

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Development Drowned and Reborn which is a novel by Clyde Woods.
  442. A New Politics? Movements, Power and Transformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Hilary Wainwright’s latest book, A New Politics from the Left (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press), represents a timely appeal for a democratic, participatory, and bottom-up political transformation.
  443. The New Poor People's Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Though there has been progress in electoral politics since the days of MLK this success leaves many people behind. The New Poor People's Campaign seeks to create a grassroots movement to counter that.
  444. The New York Times' Second Assassination of Razan at-Najjar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On 1 June 2018, an Israeli assassin poised along "the largest concentration camp ever to exist" killed 20-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar. On 7 June 2018, the New York Times assassinated her a second time. It surely does not surprise that the Times provides yeoman’s service for Israeli hasbara.
  445. Nicolas Calas: The Trotskyist Time Forgot
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A lengthy, detailed look at modern Trotskyist poet Nicolas Calas (1907-88).
  446. The Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Henry A. Geroux gives his analysis on such subjects as fascism and white nationalism in the age of Trump, and the state of higher education in a time of Neo-liberalism.
  447. 1917 and the Colonial Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Solenberger discuss the 1917 Russian Revolution and the subsequent spead of the communist movement internationally. He focuses on the conditions which led to the rapid spread of its ideas and how in 1920 the movement went from being on the offense to defence.
  448. The 1970s: Finally Got the News!
    Charles Williams interviews Brad Duncan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Interview with Brad Duncan, editor of Finally Got the News: The Printed Legacy of the U.S. Radical Left, 1970-1979.
  449. The niqab represents a pernicious ideology and its spread should worry us all
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the controversial niqab and similar veils, and why they are so concerning.
  450. No Exit
    The ongoing abuses of Australia's refugee policy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A first person account of the refugee crisis in Australian detention centres. At great expense the Australian government holds detainees offshore in crowded camps, many of whom are stranded and living under deplorable conditions.
  451. No Fare Is Fair: A Campaign for Free Public Transit in Toronto
    Why Do We Need Free Transit?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Public transit should be a right for everyone in Toronto. Using subways, buses, and streetcars shouldn't require paying fares, or user fees, that penalize riders with lower incomes.
  452. No matter how it appears, Trump isn't getting out of Syria and Afghanistan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Syria don't reflect a large change in US foreign policy. US troops are only a small part of the forces currently deployed there and they will probably be replaced with mercenaries paid for by oil monarchies.
  453. No Remorse: Reflections on Radical "Purism"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Street justifies his critical commentary on the disappointing presidency of Barrack Obama and the standard neoliberal manipulation of campaign populism and identity politics in service to big-money. He also takes a cynical look at the DMC, another party of corporations, as well as Bernie Sanders and what a Sanders Presidency might have looked like.
  454. No Spirit Of Liberty - The Salisbury Case, Corbyn And The Need For Dissent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at recent 'Mainstream' media coverage, notably the Guardian and BBC, which has been instrumental in presenting a misleading image of Prime Minsiter May as a stable leader, and yet presents Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a much less flattering light.
  455. No such thing as socialist Zionism
    The historic contradictions of the Zionist left are being played out in the death throes of Meretz, writes Tony Greenstein

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Greenstein discusses the historic contraditions associated with Labour Zionism and explains why the term 'Socialist Zionist' just cannot exist.
  456. No Trump, No Clinton, No NATO
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Murray explains why the notion that those who do not want Clinton in power are therefore supporters of Trump is intellectually risible and politically dishonest.
  457. Noam Chomsky: Moral Depravity Defines US Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with Noam Chomsky where he discusses the political parties' lack of focus on crucial issues. Though made hopeful by young progessive candidates winning in the midterms, electoral politics should not be the focus for radical political change.
  458. Noam Chomsky Turns 90: How a U.S. Anarchist Has More Than Survived
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A brief look back at the life and work of world reknowned linguist, philospher and social activist Noam Chomsky, who turns 90 on December 7, 2018.
  459. Norman Finkelstein and Dr. Mads Gilbert
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    A discussion with professor and author Norman Finkelstein about his book "Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom".
  460. Not My Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Women's March is not immune to the same forces that have confronted the political left in the U.S. for decades. The larger women's movement itself, that sprang from the antiwar movement and civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, carried flaws along with its development that are not new to left political movements in the U.S.
  461. Notes on Terminology
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at common and popular terminology and 'labeling', especially in the media, which at times is not only inaccurate and misleading, but also diminishes or softens the severity of an event.
  462. NPR Runs IDF Playbook, Spinning Killing of 17 Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The article looks at the NPR reporting on the killing of 17 palestinians, which follows a pro-Israel bias that dates back for years.
  463. NYT op-ed describing Israel as a place of refuge is missing the word, Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A rebuke by author Levine to the New York Times op-ed written by Susan Silverman titled "How Did Israel Become A Place of No Refuge?".
  464. The October Revolution: Its Necessity & Meaning
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Mandal examines the necessity and meaning of the October Revolution.
  465. 'October Song' - A challenging portrayal of the Russian Revolution
    Review of Paul Le Blanc, October Song: Bolshevik Triumph, Communist Tragedy, 1917-1924

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review 'October Song,' Paul Le Blanc's book about the Russian revolution. Detailed with excerpts and criticism.
  466. Of a Type Developed by Liars
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation "of a type developed by Russia" after a rather difficult meeting where this was agreed as a compromise formulation.
  467. Off the Map: Disabilities and Just Mobility
    People with disabilities who rely on local public transit are getting squeezed between gentrification and austerity.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the tensions between investment driven public transit improvements and displacement of less affluent residents; with particular reference to people with mobility issues or disabilities.
  468. The Official Fake News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Emmanuel Macron, who was comfortably elected to the presidency, has instructed his parliamentary majority to provide him with a law against 'fake news' during election campaigns. The law would be a selective halt to the the dissemination of information with dangerous consequences.
  469. Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government’s Estimates
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Transcript of interview with Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta on the cost to clean up after Alberta's tar sand industry.
  470. Oliver Law, the Lincoln Brigade's Black Commander
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    General Colin Powell was three months old when at 33 tall, broad-shouldered Texas African American Oliver Law, became the first Black Commander of an American Army.The date was June 12, 1937.Law was selected by a committee of three white officers to lead this integrated army.Heard of Colin Powell but never heard of Oliver Law? Hardly surprising. Law’s not mentioned in school books or social studies classes, and has yet to find a place in most college texts or history courses. But Law made his mark on world history in June 1937and for very good reasons.
  471. The Omega Principle: A vicious circle of fish, cattle and capitalism (Book review)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Paul Greenberg's book "The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet", which examines how the fishing industry that plunders the seas for tiny fish is supporting unsustainable industrial agriculture.
  472. On 'Bullshit Jobs'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory" by anthropologist David Graeber, which provides a classification for the many forms of employment, some which he deems not only meaningless and unfullfilling, but ultimately harmful to society.
  473. On the 'Duty to Protect'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On April 14, 2018, U.S.-British-French forces launched a missile strike on alleged Syrian chemical weapons facilities, citing as justification the 'duty to protect'. Finkel make it clear that this attack was illegal under international law.
  474. On Economic Madness
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A mostly positive, informative review of "Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason" by David Harvey.
  475. On Justice And Vengeance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  476. On Militancy, Self-reflection, and the Role of the Researcher
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Researcher Jared Sacks examines and questions methodologies of social movement researchers through a self-reflective investigation into his own experience and work.
  477. On Nakba Day Palestinians in Gaza explain why they joined the 'Great March of Return'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Palestinian refugees in their own words, on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel. In the context of the 2018 opening of the USA embassy in Jerusalem.
  478. On our way to the moon? A snapshot of feminist marches which shook the world.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The authors tell the story of the Midsummer's day 1908 'Votes for women' Suffragist rally and the March 1971 Women's Liberation Movement Demonstration in Hyde ParK, London.
  479. On Purpose, In Kabul
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Amid years of fighting and war profiteering the Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) forge ahead with impressive work that demonstrates what needs to be done to rebuild the war-torn and economically devastated country.
  480. On Resistance: BDS and Israel's Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Like its predecessor movement decades ago in South Africa, assessing the success of BDS against Israel today necessarily rubs up against the tension between Israeli Hasbara (propaganda) and its reality as an effective organizing tool against it throughout the world.
  481. On the "Transformation Problem"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Further discussion of Marx's "transformation problem." References a previous column reviewing Fred Moseley's "Money and Totality."
  482. On the nature of change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The first in a series of articles exploring how dialectical systems thinking can direct change making. The 'On the Nature of Change' series will have three clear sections: 'The Philosophers' will examine a philosophical theory of change, and how this has developed and evolved over time. The second, 'Interpreting the World', and will apply this theory to three fundamental areas: the self, the team, society. Lastyly, 'Changing the World', will present clear ways in which this theory of change can be practically applied.
  483. The 'One Democratic State Campaign' program for a multicultural democratic state in Palestine/Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As the Leonard Cohen song goes, ":everybody knows" the two-state solution is dead and gone. Zionism’s 120-year quest to Judaize Palestine – to transform Palestine into the Land of Israel – has been completed. Every Israeli government since 1967 has refused to seriously entertain the notion of a genuinely independent and viable Palestinian state alongside the state of Israel.
  484. One Hundred Years, "We" Past and Present
    Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Steve Bloom's epic poem about the Russian Revolution.
  485. 100th Anniversary of 1918 Australian & New Zealand Surafend Massacre Of Palestinians
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look back at the premeditated massacre of male Palestinian villagers by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the village of Surafend and a nearby Bedouin camp, which took place on December 10, 1918. The massacre has been largely ignored but serves as an allegory of settler colonialism.
  486. Open and Hidden Horrors

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Before Trump's December 6, 2017 recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, American aggression and its results were apparent in the Middle East and Africa.
  487. Organizing Workers Strikes Against War and Repression
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Brief History of Labour Strikes Against Imperialist Wars and Reaction
  488. The other side of Gaza: Swimming, canoeing and 'trying' to be a child
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Here in Gaza, I want to tell this story. To show our audience a piece of a normal life, away from Hamas, or Israel's "terror" rhetoric, away from the diplomatic efforts, the political bargaining, away from the weekly Friday protests. Just show you something normal.
  489. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
    What are we eating?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else.
    For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished.
    How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
    A short answer is that food production and distribution are driven by the need to make profits, rather than by human needs.
  490. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 17, 2018
    Hearts and Minds: How do People Change?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    How can we reach the millions we need to reach and engage if fundamental change is to happen? How can we accomplish the essential task of persuading a majority of the population that a fundamental social and economic transformation is necessary? Even more importantly, what will it take for people to come together and act collectively to bring about that transformation? What can we do to help make this happen?
  491. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 25, 2018
    Looking for Answers, Creating Alternatives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    This issue of Other Voices features people who are questioning and challenging the way the world works and trying to create better alternatives.
  492. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018
    Their Interent or Ours?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  493. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 10, 2018
    Massacres and Morality

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 2018
    In the wake of Israel's brutal massacres of Palestinian protestors in Gaza in May and June 2018, Other Voices looks at the ways in which state terrorism is used to keep subjugated populations in line, at home or abroad. The issue also questions the morality of those who either support, or keep silent about, the violence of the oppressor.
  494. The Other Whisper Network
    How Twitter feminism is bad for women

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Katie Roiphe takes a closer look at the #MeToo movement, particularly the use of Twitter and social media which can dangerously be used to rouse extremes in a similar way that Trump has energized his supporters.
  495. 'Our Rivers are Black with Coal' - living with Siberia's mines
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the aggressive coal mining industry in Siberia where local opposition and human rights are ignored, and indigenous communities and ecosystems are being destroyed.
  496. Over 90% of the world's children breathe toxic air every day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the WHO report on "Air pollution and child health: Prescribing clean air", a study of the heavy toll of both outdoor and household air pollution on the health of the world's children, particularly those living in low and middle-income nations.
  497. Painting a false picture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book "The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media" by Greg Shupak.
  498. Pakistan / Gilgit-Baltistan: Advocate Ehsan Ali, a symbol of political sanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Gilgit-Baltistan, one of the most politically sensitive regions of Pakistan, the author explains why it is important to recognize and support people like Ehsan Ali, who is a vocal human rights activist and a symbol of interfaith harmony.
  499. Pakistan, hostage of the religious - The radical left in resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Radical leftists strive amid fundamentalist hostility in Pakistan where blasphemy is a serious charge with its roots in colonial religious divisions.
  500. Pakistan: Teachers and Farmers Protests Brutally Crushed in Sindh
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On December 25, 2017, primary, secondary and high school teachers in Karachi held a defiant protest against the Sindh government due to its refusal to provide them with permanent jobs despite having agreed to do so in 2014. The provincial government is refusing to honor its agreement even after forcing teachers to pass a rigorous examination conducted by the National Testing Service and the University of Sindh.
  501. Pakistan's blasphemy laws – The Supreme Court, Asia Bibi and the laws' historical background
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A description of a blasphemy case in Pakistan. Also includes a history of blasphemy laws going back to British India.
  502. Parkdale tenants' campaign blames real estate agent for loss of rooming houses
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at 'displacement realty' in the Parkdale area of Toronto, where the selling affordable homes at inflated prices pushes new landlords into forcing out old tenants in order to increase rents.
  503. The Patriarchal Stranglehold
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny by Kate Manne.
  504. PayPal censors journalists who criticize Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Under apparent influence from Benjamin Weinthal, PayPal chose to close down the account of the French online publication Agence Media Palestine. Such a move constitutes censorship as it denies journalists the means to raise money for their work and freedom to express ideas.
  505. The PCP in the Portuguese Revolution 1974-5: crisis, state and revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How did the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), loyal to the Soviet Union deep into the second half of the 20th century, react to a social revolution in 1974-5? The moments are rare when we can study workers' revolutions in a European country where the Communist Party had a decisive influence. I argue here that the revolution happened despite the party, not because of it. The USSR wanted above all to maintain the equilibrium of the Cold War, and Portugal was, in the division made at Yalta and Potsdam in 1945, in the NATO sphere. The PCP was faithful to that policy.
  506. William A. Pelz
    Obituary

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for labour history scholar and activist William A Pelz.
  507. A People's History of the German Revolution 
    1918-19

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The story of the revolutionary moment which overthrew the German monarchy in 1918, but was then defeated by the forces of reaction.
  508. Peterson unmasks stitch-up of TV interviews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jonathan Cook on Jordan Peterson’s recent interview with Channel 4’s Cathy Newman.
  509. Plastic plague intensifies on remote southern islands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at a report titled " Marine plastics threaten giant Atlantic Marine Protected Areas", which examines the alarmingly high concentrations of plastic on southern Atlantic islands and throughout the food chain.
  510. The Plot to Attack Iran
    How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Iran

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A summary to the US war against Iranian democracy and the complex situation in the Middle East.
  511. Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning's Home with Guns Drawn - in a 'Wellness Check'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A video recording of a 'wellness check' by police in Maryland, USA, shows police officers arriving with weapons drawn. The incident sheds light on a very disturbing police procedure and whether law enforcement should be called at all as first responders in matters of mental health.
  512. A Political Education and Militant Intervention Before, During and After May ’68
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the context of the Algerian War for independence, Charroussart discusses his political education and activism before, during after 1968 in relation to Marixsm.
  513. Popular Front Counter-Memories
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Ehlers reviews Anti-Imperialist Modernism: Race and Transnational Culture from the Great Depression to the Cold War by Benjamin Balthaser.
  514. Portrait of an Icon
    Review of Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical by Judith E. Smith.
  515. The Power of Story, the Evidence of Experience
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of a book of oral histories of migrant farmworkers.
  516. The Power Struggle in Catalonia, or the Staging of a Tragicomedy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    One, a consolidated power, is the Spanish state. The other, an emerging power, drives the project to create a state of its own, a project promoted by nationalists and pro-independence currents. These include a fraction of the divided system (PdeCat, erc and cup) and some social organizations (the Catalan National Assembly, Omnium Cultural and some trade unions) -- with the support of an important part of society.
  517. Preservation Acts
    Toward an ethical archive of the web

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    But they began to wonder what it meant to take an ephemeral object -- destined, after days and weeks, to sink to the bottom of an ever-shifting pile -- and render it permanent. It wasn't hard to see how an archive of civil disobedience could become a tool of government surveillance.
  518. President Trump's War Crime is Worse than the One He Accuses Assad of
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The single most important thing that happened Friday night when the US military on President Trump's orders launched a wave of over 100 cruise missiles against Syria was that once again the US violated the most profound international law of war: initiating a war of aggression against a nation that posed no threat, imminent or otherwise, to the US or its allies.
  519. Pret-A-Patriarchy – on "modest" fashion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    "Modest" fashion is a fast growing industry with companies like Dolce & Gabbana, H&M, Marks and Spencer, DKNY, Zara and others all rushing to cash in. But while more choice is undoubtedly good, I have a problem with the labelling.
  520. Privatization is Killing Us: Dispatches from the Capitalist War on Society
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at various sectors of society that are suffering under privatization in the United States- including education, the prison system, healthcare, and the environment.
  521. Privatizing the IRS
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The headline in the New York Times on January 10, 2018, a few short days before Congress decided it was easier to shut down the government than to legislate, announced that the I.R.S. "paid $20 million to collect $6.7 million in Tax Debts." At first blush the reader assumed this was a story that had somehow crept into the newspaper by mistake and escaped the attention of the articles editor. The reader who thought that could be forgiven for being surprised at seeing the story. That is because that story had appeared in the New York Times and other publications on two earlier occasions.
  522. The Progress of This Storm
    Nature and Society in a Warming World

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other.
  523. Propaganda Blitz: How the Corporate Media Distort Reality
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how corporate media distort the news. Uses recent examples such as the Scottish Independence referendum.
  524. Public Spaces, Private Control
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the commercialization of public spaces in Britain and elsewhere in the industrialized world, where gentrification and increasingly troubling privatization of public spaces goes largely unnoticed by a populace caught up in the day-to-day grind of living.
  525. Punching the Clock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An excerpt from David Graeber's book "Bullshit Jobs" published by Simon and Schuster. Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, looks at the existence of meaningless work and the psychological and societal harm that results.
  526. Québec solidaire reviews the election and maps campaign on climate crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Meeting in Montréal December 7-9, 2018, Québec Solidaire reviewed elections results, adopted a proposal to prioritize the issue of climate crisis, and held a discussion on how to prepare an internal debate on "secularism and religious signs."
  527. Quiet, Please! The Latest Threat to the Big Wild
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the growing problem of noise pollution in Glacier National Park in Montana, where each summer helicopters carrying tourists fly low over the landscape.
  528. Race and the Logic of Capital
    Review of Class, Race, and Marxism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Review of Class, Race, and Marxism by David Roediger.
  529. Racial Terror & Totalitarianism - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of Race and the Totalitarian Century: Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination
    by Vaughn Rasberry.
  530. The radical Robert Burns
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    For many people the only association they have with the work of Robert Burns is singing Auld Lang Syne at New Year celebrations or at annual Burns Supper events. The real Burns, the radical, revolutionary Burns, is rarely even hinted at in these events. Instead what we have is a sentimentalised, romanticised portrayal of Burns as what Henry Mackenzie called "that heav'n taught ploughman". MacKenzie was a lawyer, novelist and editor of The Lounger magazine in which he reviewed Burns's work. Burns admired some of Mackenzie's work; indeed one of his favourite novels was his Man of Feeling (1771). Mackenzie, however, was scornful of Burns's use of vernacular Scots "which greatly damps the pleasure of the reader".
  531. Rage Against the Machine: A War vs. Consensus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As it stands now, even if the unlikely liberal wet dream of a Trump impeachment actually comes to pass, the theocratic Mike Pence will simply assume office. No doubt cities like New York and Boston will initially erupt in celebration. But should it really be that long before the realization dawns that the real work remained ongoing?
  532. Raising Consciousness About The Color of Law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by auther Richard Rothstein, and how racial segregation is the underlying cause of much of the country's social and economic problems.
  533. Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll. Review discusses history of Appalachia as well as previous literature on the subject.
  534. Readings: Intersectional Black Activists
    Domestic Worker Organizers, 1960s-1970s

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A brief history and suggestions for further reading on 1) Black women fighting for labor rights for domestic workers, 2) Callie Houses's struggle for reparations 3) Sojourner Truth and her fight for emancipation and suffrage for Black women.
  535. Reality check: Croatian uniform virtually identical to...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Some media reports are ga-ga that the Croatian team will be wearing its red and white checkered uniform in the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday against France. Far from being innocent or fashionable, this is ominous. By allowing this uniform to be worn, FIFA is emboldening the Croatian fascists and their European allies such those in Ukraine.
  536. Rebel Without a Clue: Autonomy and Authority in the American Public School
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The high school dropout is a revolutionary without having recovered the sense of dignity of failure, in a system of authoritarian control. Blaming the dropout is to blame the victim of institutional abuse of power exercised within youth indoctrination centers carrying the misnomer, school. Is it possible that the problem is mainly systemic and not due to the personal faults of the dropout? Is it possible that the education system itself contributes to young people dropping out of high school? Is it possible that capitalism is the root cause?
  537. Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The tackling, arrest and imprisonment of female protester Red Fawn Fallis near a Dakota Pipeline construction site is another example of corporate and government abuse of power. When it comes to women dissenters, particularly of black or indigenous dissent, US authorities have a significant history of intimidation and punishment.
  538. Reflections on Chomsky's Voting Strategy: Why The Democratic Party Can't Be Saved
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Nick Pemberton explains why his opinion is different from that of Noam Chomsky on the matter of third party voting during US elections.
  539. Remembering Ireland's Great Famine
    A review of Black '47 a soon to be released film about the famine in Ireland

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Irish film, Black 47 (Director Lance Daly) is about the worst year of the catastrophic Irish famine and is set in the west of Ireland in 1847. The story centers around an Irish soldier, Feeney (James Frecheville), returning from serving the British Army in Afghanistan only to find most of his family have perished in the Famine or An Gorta Mor (the Great Hunger) as it is known in Gaelic.
  540. Remembering Italy's Cervi brothers amid far-right surge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Cervi brothers in Italy are famous for leading the local peasant resistance against Benito Mussolini's rule. Today, Adelmo Cervi is still a leading voice against the rise of far-right populist parties in Italy.
  541. Remembering the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look back at the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of April 13, 1919, where British colonial forces opened fire on peaceful Indian protesters. The massacre stands as a pivotal moment in Indian history that laid bare the true face of British Imperialism.
  542. Remembering Joanne Landy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Farber recalls the life and work of Joanne Landy. She is remembered as a supporter and organizer for a radical democratic politics opposed to oppression and exploitation throughout the world.
  543. Reply
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A reply by the author of "Money and Totality: A Macro-Monetary Interpretation of Marx’s Logic in Capital and the End of the Transformation Problem" to two previous responses to his book.
  544. Report From Southeast Asia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A general commentary on work and economic conditions in parts of Southeast Asia, and possible comparisons with the ferment in Eastern Europe prior to 1917.
  545. Reproductive Justice in an Age of Austerity
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Reviews of two books about reproductive rights.
  546. Resistance is life: Mehmet Aksoy's last letter to his family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A tribute authored by family and friends to Mehmet Aksoy, a hero of Kurdistan and the internationalist struggles against capitalism, colonialism and fascism.
  547. Rethinking community organising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Building a just, sustainable future will require transcending traditional community organising models. Working through existing institutions within the current system is not good enough.
  548. Rev. Edward Pinkey Freed after 30 Months
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Michigan's Supreme Court has ruled that Berrien County Prosecutor improperly charged activist Rev. Edward Pinkney with five felony counts of election forgery.
  549. Revealed: The Saudi death squad MBS uses to silence dissent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The MEE reveals information from a Saudi source with intimate knowledge of the Saudi intelligence services, about a death squad that operates under the guidance and supervision of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  550. Revised NAFTA Shows Every Sign of Being Another Trump Scam
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement between the US and Mexico, a deal intended to force Canada, which has the strongest regulations, into signing on disadvantageous terms. Dolack explains why any new NAFTA will undoubtedly be a windfall for multi-national corporations at public expense.
  551. Revising Class: Lumpen in Literature
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of Ragged Revolutionaries by Nathaniel Mills. Marxist analysis of depression-era African-American literaature by Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Margaret Walker.
  552. Revolutionary Optimism: Journeys in Radical Politics Past and Present
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    On the "Reality Asserts Itself" program of The RealNews network, Prof. Leo Panitch is interviewed by host Paul Jay. Discussion topics include his political leanings, the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, the UK Labour Party, and whether radical change is indeed possible.
  553. Revolutionary Rojava: An polyethnic, feminist and anti-capitalist experiment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A history of the Democratic Federation of North Syria as a beacon of hope in Syria's 8-year-long civil war.
  554. The Rewilding of Humanity?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    John Davis looks back at the exploitation of the wilderness, where urban dwellers are now alienated from the natural world that once surrounded them, and wonders whether we can ever return and live in a more natural and balanced state.
  555. "Right to Try" Is a Cruel Farce
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Drug companies want you to think they're providing glimmers of hope to terminally ill patients. Don't believe them.
  556. Right-wing coup or popular revolt? The April 2018 Nicaraguan uprising examined
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Description of a report on the causes of the April 2018 conflict in Nicaragua.
  557. The Rise of the Intellectual Pornstar
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Once only found in society's margins, the pornography industry has developed into a multi-billion dollar business that is branching into the mainstream. The article explains that the industry, while still controversial, increasingly comments on the social problems of today and pushes for reforms in areas that other large industries are scared to.
  558. Russia and the War Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A critical look at the book "Russian Roulette", by Michael Isikoff and David Corn, which examines alleged Russian interference in the 2017 U.S. election.
  559. "Ruthless Criticism of All That Exists"; Against the Current vol. 194
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In October 1864, Marx drafted the inaugural rules for the International Working Men's Association (First International). Its opening lines were a hymn to freedom and self-activity: "the emancipation of the working classes must be conquered by the working classes themselves."
  560. Sacrificing Gaza: The Great March of Zionist Hypocrisy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Great March of Return is a startling, powerful expression of Palestinian identity and resistance. Thousands of Palestinians have come out, bravely and unapologetically, to say: “We refuse to remain invisible. We reject any attempt to assign us to the discard pile of history. We will exercise our fundamental right to go home.” They have done this unarmed, in the face of Israel’s use of deadly armed force against targets (children, press, medics) deliberately chosen to demonstrate the Jewish state’s unapologetic determination to force them back into submissive exile by any means necessary. By doing this repeatedly over the last few weeks, these incredibly brave men, women, and children have done more than decades of essays and books to strip the aura of virtue from Zionism that’s befogged Western liberals’ eyes for 70 years.
  561. The Saga of a City Rising
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Positive review of a collection of essays about Black organizing in Mississippi. The review focuses on two of the essays with two "key takeaways."
  562. Sanitized Radicals: Whitewashing 20th Century Socialists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at some of the 20th century's most inspiring leaders, whose socialist views have been conveniently ignored by the Right and the mainstream American media.
  563. Say 'I Love You'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on the issue of gun violence in schools in the United States, and the current lack of leadership which narrowly places blame on the shooter rather than tackle the more complex issues and policies which could make a difference.
  564. Say No to 'Hardening' the Schools with Zero Tolerance Policies and Gun-Toting Cops
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The last thing the school system needs is harsher penalties and armed guards which turn students into 'inmates'. Schools in the Unites States are already heavily policed, with School Resource Officers (SRO) funded by the Deptartment of Justice, and harsh penalties for kids as young as 4-5 years old.
  565. School Shootings: Who to Listen to Instead of Mainstream Shrinks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Clinical psychologist Bruce Levine discusses the prevailing cynicism and hopelessnes among young people in the United States -- about their country and their future. In particular the article focuses on troubled young people who have lost any connection with adults and view the world as an uncaring place, and are commonly prescribed medication such as anti-depressants.
  566. A search for roots and connections
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The post-third-way Labour Party is trying to encourage its many new activist members, especially among the young, to turn the party into a social movement.
  567. Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Food production in the age of climate change and corporate control.
  568. Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It's Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the root of the current human rights crisis at the southern border, a crisis based primarily on racism and bigotry which has driven many American policies throughout the nation's history.
  569. Seven Forbidden Words: On the Uses of Censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In December 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved to take ideological control of the agency's budget-writing process. A Trump appointed official presented a directive to the agency's departments listing seven words that were not to be used in budget preparation.
  570. Sex and the Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The philosophy of the October Revolution contained radical ideas around sexual politics which have been forgotten today. Drawing parallels to today's issues on gender and sexuality could help a new generation get into radical labour politics.
  571. Sex, Scandals and Power
    #MeToo Mania and the Democrats' "Resistance"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A wide range of behavior -- including flirtation and innuendo, a vulgar text or a crude joke, not to mention unpleasant sex -- is being lumped together with real crimes of coercion and assault. Those called out for sexual impropriety, no matter how trivial, how unproven or how long ago, run the media gantlet, are declared guilty and their careers ruined.
  572. She's Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty
    How Jessie Housty feeds the growth of her Heiltsuk culture and community

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the efforts of Jessie Housty, an Indigenous woman from British Columbia, who is helping to change the diet of her community that is overwhelmingly dominated by industrial food products.
  573. Should Communists ally with revolutionary nationalism? The Comintern and Asia 1919-25 (Part 2)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    But how would the proposed alliance of workers' and national uprisings be effected? This strategic issue was addressed in the Comintern’s Second Congress, held in Moscow 9 July-7 August 1920.
  574. "Show Me Your Papers!" Roundups, Checkpoints and National ID Card
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    With the government empowered to carry out transportation checks to question people about their immigration status within a 100-mile border zone that wraps around the country, you're going to see a rise in these "show your papers" incidents. That's a problem.
  575. Siege and resistance in Gaza – For more than 10 weeks...
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Toufic Haddad, an activist, academic and author of Palestine Ltd: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory, spoke to Omar Hassan about the meaning of the protests – and what next in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.
  576. Siloed Thinking, Climate, and Disposable People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Judith Deutch takes a look at the human side of the climate disaster and the constricted way of thinking about it, as even those who do recognize anthropogenic climate change still do not examine a range of critical interactions.
  577. The Simulation of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The global capitalist ruling classes have been stuck with "democracy" ever since, or, more accurately, with the simulation of democracy.
  578. Single Payer: What Will It Take to Pass It?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Single payer healthcare needs to be implemented in a universal, sweeping move. Incremental changes will only impede progress.
  579. The Skripal Poisonings and the Ongoing Vilification of Putin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Pinning the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter by a nerve agent on the Russian state makes little sense, and is an attempt by the West to futher villify Putin who actually had little to gain by ordering such an action.
  580. Slavery and Capitalism
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of a collection of essays about the economics of American slavery.
  581. Socialist Register 2019
    Volume 55: A World Turned Upside Down?

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    Since the Great Financial Crisis swept across the world in 2008, there have been few certainties regarding the trajectory of global capitalism, let alone the politics taking hold in individual states. This has now given way to palpable confusion regarding what sense to make of this world in a political conjuncture marked by Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ presidency of the United States, on the one hand, and, on the other, Xi Jinping’s ambitious agenda in consolidating his position as ‘core leader’ at the top of the Chinese state.
  582. The Socialists of the Prairies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Proyect talks about the arrival of the Prairie Trilogy at the Metrograph Theater on Friday, July 27th. The trilogy consists of three documentaries made in 1978 by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson about the radical movement in North Dakota during the heyday of the IWW, the Socialist Party, and the Nonpartisan League (NPL).
  583. Soros & the £400k Question: What constitutes 'foreign interference' in democracy?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The news that US billionaire Soros donated £400k to an anti-Brexit group came on the day that YouTube said they found no evidence of Russian interference in Brexit.
  584. South Sudan archivists fear loss of historical texts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    South Sudan doesn't have a museum, so thousands of archival documents are sitting in a small building in the capital, Juba, waiting for a national archives to be built. The project will also need the help of international donors to get off the ground, and the ongoing conflict has made it difficult to secure funding.
  585. The Soviets and Tsarist Debt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A history of the Soviet's refusal to honor Tsarist debt afterthe 1971 revolution. Looks at the effect on Russia up to and after the end of the USSR.
  586. Speaking of Indigenous Politics
    Conversations with Activists, Scholars, and Tribal Leaders

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    On her radio program Indigenous Politics, J. Kehaulani Kauanui talked candidly and in an engaging way about how settler colonialism depends on erasing Native peoples and about how Native peoples can and do resist, bringing Indigenous activism to the mainstream. Collected here, these conversations speak with clear and compelling voices about a range of Indigenous politics that shape everyday life.
  587. Stansted 15: British Activists Who Stopped Deportation Charter Flight Convicted of Terrorism Charge
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at a group of fifteen activists who prevented a deportation charter flight from leaving Stansted airport in the UK by securing themselves around the aeroplane, and were subsequently found guilty of a terrorist offence.
  588. Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While the world was gripped by media coverage of trapped Thai boys in a flooded cave, hundreds of thousands of children were killed and suffering in other parts of the world -- yet received little or no attention. This article examines what this tells us about ourselves and geopolitics.
  589. State of the UAW
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Since the 1979-1981 economic crisis, when the UAW convinced its members to make concessions to the Big-Three, auto-workers have been losing benefits, wages and programs. Feeley discusses the current state of UAW focusing on its leadership.
  590. Stop Whining and Start Organizing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on the state of the labour movment in the United States, which has been in a marked decline since the 1950's. Lindorff discusses why unions are vanishing, loss of membership, disassociation with the Democratic party, and the changes needed to reorganize and enforce workers' rights.
  591. Struggle for equal rights for Palestinians is 'right choice,' and will lead to 'significant exodus of Jews' - Henry Siegman 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Everyone should read Henry Siegman's long piece in the National Interest on the "Implications of President Trump's Jerusalem Ploy." Siegman is a great leader because he has bucked the American and Jewish establishment, of which he is a member, to declare that the two-state solution is dead and buried. He is also a prophet inasmuch as he is counseling American Jewry to give up its attachment to Zionism as a dead letter, no different from a Christian state here, and so prepare itself for a future in which Israel is isolated as a pariah state and there is a "significant exodus of Israel’s Jews." His words are astounding because Siegman, a Holocaust survivor now in his late 80s, was himself a Zionist, and head of the World Jewish Congress. His bravery in renouncing the animating political faiths of his life-- it's inspiring.
  592. Struggling for Justice
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Mainly postive review Keith Gilyard’s biography of organizer, educator, cultural worker and Black Left feminist Louise Thompson Patterson.
  593. Studying Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Buhle discusses how often participants in "The Movement" were not formally educated in Marxism but rather held self-studies conducted individually and in groups.
  594. The suffering of surrogacy: A veteran feminist spells it out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In Surrogacy: A Human Rights Violation Dr Renate Klein takes on the surrogacy industry with plenty of sass and hard evidence. A dogged feminist academic and publisher for over thirty years, her critique of neoliberal capitalism is always underpinned by an authentic concern for women’s wellbeing and a focus on patriarchal structures. She never fails to point out the power differentials. She completely rejects surrogacy in all its forms.
  595. Superunknown: Scientific Integrity Within the Academic and Media Industrial Complexes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Mattis provides an analysis of the competing priorities of scientists, funders and the media that together, create a perfect storm of "unscientific science".
  596. Supreme Toxicity -- Confirmed
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Editorial about Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court and the hopefulness of grassroots movements like #metoo and BLM spur people to take action.
  597. Surveillance Self-Defense 
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2018
    Modern technology has given those in power new abilities to eavesdrop and collect data on innocent people. Surveillance Self-Defense is EFF's guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices.
  598. Surveillance Self-Defense
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A guide on how online surveillance works and the various tools and techniques the public can use to help protect themselves from spying.
  599. Suspect in Lahore blasphemy case fighting for his life
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Christian resident of Lahore says he attempted suicide as interrogators forced him to perform oral sex on cousin.
  600. Suspect in Lahore blasphemy case fighting for his life
    A Christian resident of Lahore says he attempted suicide as interrogators forced him to perform oral sex on cousin.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Christians and other minorities, who make up about two percent of Pakistan's 207 million population, are disproportionately targeted by blasphemy laws, which prescribe a mandatory death penalty for anyone found guilty of "defiling the sacred name of the Holy Prophet Muhammad". There is increasing violence associated with the laws, with at least 74 people killed in attacks motivated by blasphemy accusations since 1990.
  601. Syria: The Assad regime - a response to Marcel Cartier
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A response to Marcel Cartier's article "Vanguards of Humanity: Why I support Afrin & the Rojava Revolution", which denounces the Turkish invasion of Afrin and calls for solidarity with Rojava. While author Slee agrees with the call for solidarity, there is disagreement with some fundamental points in Cartier's article.
  602. The Syrian Observatory: Funded By The Foreign Office
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The UK funded a project worth £194,769.60 to provide the 'Syrian Observatory for Human Rights' with communications equipment and cameras.
  603. Syria's Disaster, and What's Next
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Detailed description of Syrian crisis as of July 2018.
  604. System change means dismantling patriarchy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at patriarchy and the sexual division of labour, and why gender justice is fundamental for meaningful environmental justice, and moreover how grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism is key to system change.
  605. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Coates represents the neoliberal wing of the black freedom struggle that sounds militant about white supremacy but renders black fightback invisible. This wing reaps the benefits of the neoliberal establishment that rewards silences on issues such as Wall Street greed or Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and people. The disagreement between Coates and me is clear: any analysis or vision of our world that omits the centrality of Wall Street power, US military policies, and the complex dynamics of class, gender, and sexuality in black America is too narrow and dangerously misleading. So it is with Ta-Nehisi Coates’ worldview.
  606. Taking on the Far-Right Menace
    An Interview with Mark Bray

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Diana Feeley and David Finkel interview Mark Bray, author of The Anti-Fascist Handbook and professor at Darmouth College. Bray answers questions about his book, facism, tracking the racist right and tactical issues.
  607. Taking the World to the Brink of Annihilation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Western neoconservatives and hawks are driving the international situation to increasing tension and danger. Not content with the destruction of Iraq and Libya based on false claims, they are now pressing for a direct US attack on Syria.
  608. A Tale of Two Atrocities: Douma and Gaza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Compare the intense media coverage of an alleged Syrian chemical attack to the near silence accorded the horrific civilian massacre perpetrated by Israeli soldiers in Gaza, at the very same time.
  609. Tax Havens and the Other Paris Agreement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Paradise & Panama papers, Canada & red herrings, and the international agreement on tax havens with "enough loopholes to drive a fleet of Ferraris through"
  610. Thailand: Junta orders pro-democracy leaders charged with inciting rebellion
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The junta has ordered seven of the most prominent pro-democracy activists charged with crimes including sedition after they launched a protest campaign calling for general elections to be held in November.
  611. Thankstaking in the Trumpfederacy: Terminate the Tribe That Aided the Pilgrims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the hostile climate that exists under the Trump Administration for America's first peoples. The article looks at the further erosion treaties and protective laws, and the belief among indigenous communities that the administration's policy is a return to 'termination'.
  612. Their Internet or Ours? - Chinese text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  613. Their Internet or Ours?
    Introduction to the April 21, 2018 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What happened to the Internet? The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glove with governments which want to suppress opposition and alternatives. What can we do about it? Is it our Internet or theirs?
  614. Theorizing the Soviet Bureaucracy
    Review of Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the book: Trotsky and the Problem of Soviet Bureaucracy by Thomas M. Twiss.
  615. There Is a Coordinated Campaign to Suppress Criticism of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Israel's human rights violations are accompanied by U.S. efforts to stifle dissent.
  616. These Activists Blocked Migrant Deportations. Now They Face Life Imprisonment in the U.K.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Fifteen activists who blocked a plane deporting migrants are being charged with laws intended for terrorists. The use of charter flights for deportations is one of the issues they raise.
  617. 'They stole the beach' - the major mafia that almost nobody wants to talk about
    The building boom in China and worldwide demand for consumer goods containing ilmenite has enriched criminals who specialise in stealing san

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Increasing demand for sand has led to targeting of sandy beaches by organised crime. Community members who speak out or protest the destruction of beaches are often victims of intimidation, harrassment and violence.
  618. 13 protesters against copper plant in India killed after police open fire
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Public protests at the copper smelter plant of Sterlite Industries in the town of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, India, were met with police fire during the last two days, with 13 protesters killed and and hundreds injured.
  619. 'This is murder': French islanders want Paris to own up to poisoning their land with pesticide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean want France to take responsibility for polluting their land with a toxic pesticide. This article looks at the effects of Kepone, also called chlordecone, on the people of the islands, who now suffer from alarmingly high cancer rates and fertility problems.
  620. This Is Why Carrots Cost More Than Twinkies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An examination of the role of Government-subsidized crop insurance, farm loans, tax credits, agricultural research and education, as well as environmental and public-health exemptions for farming, on the cost of food production and how that transfers to the consumer.
  621. Though Invisible to Us, Our Dead Are Not Absent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A reminder that the world is a beautiful place, and we must save it by listening to the voices of those who have passed, who instilled us with life, love and the spirit of resistance.
  622. Thousands march in Ukraine to mark Nazi collaborator Bandera's birthday
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Some 6,500 people across Ukraine took part in marches on the first day of the year to mark the birthday of Stepan Bandera, a Ukrainian nationalist leader considered a hero in the country despite his violent past and history of collaboration with the Nazis.
  623. Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: 'No to the nation-state law, yes to equality'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law.
  624. A Threat of the First Magnitude: FBI Counterintelligence & Infiltration from the Communist Party to the Revolutionary Union - 1962-1974
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A Threat of the First Magnitude reveals the untold story of the FBI informants who penetrated the upper reaches of organizations such as the Communist Party, USA, the Black Panther Party, the Revolutionary Union and other groups labeled threats to the internal security of the United States.
  625. 'Time is Running Out,' American Petroleum Institute Chief Said in 1965 Speech on Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In 1965 the president of the American Petroleum Institute discussed the effect of CO2 in the changing the atmosphere and the role specifically of the petroleum industry in causing climate change. More than 50 years later the science on this has become stronger but messaging from the industry has softened.
  626. Time magazine honors journalists facing repression - but snubs Julian Assange
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' award for 2018, which did not list any journalist who exposed state secrets or government misconduct in the United States, nor whistleblowers from Israel, Egypt, India or any of the NATO countries.
  627. The Tip of the Iceberg: My Lai Fifty Years On
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  628. To overcome climate paralysis, unite for system change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how to break through the climate paralysis that has led to the environmental crisis that mankind is currently facing. Wallis indicates that by having identified who the enemy is, we know who our potential allies are- the other 99%.
  629. To stop migration, stop the abuse of Africa's resources
    Europe should tackle migration not by deploying troops, but by curbing economic abuse and destablisation.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On January 17, Italy's parliament approved the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat "irregular migrant flows" and the trafficking of people towards Libya, and, from there, to Europe. A number of other European countries are pursuing similar policies, including France, Germany, and Spain.
  630. 'Today is one of the most tragic days in the history of the Jewish people: one American Jews response to the Gaza massacre
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In this open letter to the Westchester Israel Action Committee by congregant Howard Horovitz, Horovitz asks "When will we stand up, as human beings, as a committee and as a Temple, to condemn the massacre of Palestinians on the Gaza border?"
  631. A Tool to Combat Washington's Middle East Wars
    Book review: "The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State have Conspired to Vilify Iran"

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A Review of Dan Kovalik's book "The Plot to Attack Iran: How the CIA and the Deep State have Conspired to Vilify Iran", which provides a concise overview of US imperial conduct since WWII and the disturbing hypocrisy and deceit of the US Government and media.
  632. Top 10 Civil-Rights Songs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Upon the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., some of the more popular civil-rights songs are remembered. The article includes online links to music videos.
  633. Toronto does not need to hire more police officers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    As you contemplate the push by the Toronto Police Association to have more police officers hired, remember that the issue is not the need for more officers, but featherbedding.
  634. Toronto's film industry grows, but at what cost?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While high profile film productions are increasing in Toronto, the article questions whether taxpayers are getting good value for the billions of dollars of public money being invested into the film industry's expansion in the city.
  635. Toward a global strategic framework: The Comintern and Asia 1919-25 (Part 1)
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The revolutionary activists who founded the Communist International (Comintern) in 1919 had little contact with movements for national and colonial liberation outside Russia. Nonetheless, only a year later, in July 1920, the Comintern adopted a far-reaching strategy for national and social revolution in dependent countries, later termed the anti-imperialist united front.
  636. Transformation Problem Unraveled
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of "Money and Totality: A Macro-Monetary Interpretation of Marx’s Logic in Capital
    and the End of the 'Transformation Problem'" by Fred Moseley. Burkett provides a summary of the details of Moseley's theory.
  637. The Trials of Africa and the Real Dr. King They Want Us to Forget
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at some of Martin Luther King Jr.'s views beyond those emphasized by the mainstream media, where he pushed beyond 'liberal' America and his strong anti-war and global solidarity values were unapologetically linked to the fight against racism and poverty.
  638. Triumph and Tragedy
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Le Blanc's sympathies with the Bolshevik project are clear, but this is no apologia. On the contrary, grounded in material and intellectual evidence, it is a work that helps us better understand the factors that shaped the choices the revolutionary leaders made and the alternatives paths that might have been open to them.
  639. The Trouble With Uplift 
    How black politics succumbed to the siren song of the racial voice

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    I've long suspected that, to a certain strain of race-conscious or antiracist discourse, historical exploration in popular culture was less important than the propagation of tales of inspiration and uplift. These fables typically feature singular black heroes who have overcome crushing racist adversity against all odds. In recent years, a steady stream of films and other narratives have openly embraced that preference.
  640. The Troubling Link Between Attacks on Immigrants and Repression of Labor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the targeting of immigrants and its connection to attacks on labour movements, and how it leads to disturbing increases in violations of civil liberties.
  641. Truckers Spend the Holidays Driving Too Much for Too Little Pay
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the diminishing compensation provided to truck drivers, and why the trucking corporations get away with paying so little.
  642. Trump & the Fed: US Shadow Bankers About to Deepen Control of US Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What's sometime referred to as 'shadow bankers' have been running the economy and drafting US domestic economic policy since Trump took office. 'Shadow' banks include such financial institutions as investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds, insurance companies, finance companies, asset management companies, etc. They are outside the traditional commercial banking system (e.g. Chase, Bank of America, Wells, etc.) and virtually unregulated. Shadow banks globally now also control more investible liquid assets than do the world's commercial banks.
  643. Trump, the NYPD and the People We Call 'Animals'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the reckless use and dissemination of de-humanizing pejorative language, notably by President Donald Trump and some police agencies in the United States, which has consequences for the public who interact with police and for society as a whole.
  644. Trump and Science
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Although Trump is called anti-science he simply continues a trend that started with Reagan. Calling him anti-science can mask how his policies and tactics are rational ideologies in the service of neoliberalism.
  645. Trump threat to cut Palestine aid could 'unravel Oslo'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    US President Donald Trump's threat to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) would deprive Washington of its influence on the body, and could cause the Oslo accords to unravel, analysts say.
  646. Trump's Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old 'U.S. Values' and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Donald Trump's statement that the US would continue business and diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi may be blunter than people are used to but it is standard operating procedure of American policy.
  647. Trump's Protectionism: A Great Leap Backward
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    US Presidents, European leaders and their academic spokespeople have attributed China's growing market shares, trade surpluses and technological power to its "theft" of western technology, "unfair" or non-reciprocal trade and restrictive investment practices. President Trump has launched a 'trade war' – raising stiff tariffs, especially targeting Chinese exports – designed to pursue a protectionist economic regime.
  648. Trump's War on Children is an act of State Terrorism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. The Trump administration has detained more than 2,000 children, and the numbers are expected to grow exponentially in light of Trump's refusal to change the cruel policy.
  649. The Truth About "Trailer Trash"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    "Trailer trash" remains one of the last unquestioned relics of political incorrectness in our nation. As a toxic slur, the "trailer trash" brand works to stigmatize an entire category of people marginalizing them from mainstream society.
  650. 'A Turtle is Worth More Alive Than Dead'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Various participants at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya discuss ways they can sustainably economically benefit from the local environment.
  651. Twitter closes down my account for 'hateful conduct'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Several Twitter accounts with pro-Palestinian content have been suspended. At the same time those making explicit threats against them have been found not to violate Twitter's terms of service.
  652. Two Powerful Films on Indonesian Mass Terror
    Film Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Short review of two films about Indonesian genocide.
  653. 2018: When Orwell's 1984 Stopped Being Fiction
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A commentary on The Guardian's news story "Revealed: UK's push to strengthen anti-Russia alliance". Cook questions facts and the terminology used in the Guardian article, a form of 'journalistic fraud', which promotes the UK government's policy towards Russia.
  654. Typewriters Still Smoking? An Interview with Underground Press Maven John McMillan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An Interview with Underground Press Maven John McMillan, who is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University in Atlanta, with degrees from Michigan State and Columbia, and the author of the best book about the underground press. Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America (Oxford University Press)
  655. Uber? Taxis? Or Plan C? How to Get Ride Hailing Right
    BC could show the world a non-profit model that beats oligopolies

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at 'ride-hailing' and why it should be run on a non-profit basis as a co-op or other non-profit model.
  656. Uber Used Clandestine Technology Tool To Thwart Police Raids
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Uber uses a number of technological tools for tax evasion, undermining competition and monitoring customers and drivers.
  657. UN Security Council Rejects Proposal for Investigation Into Syria Chemical Allegations
    Russian envoy urges US, allies to refrain from attacking Syria

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A UN Security Council resolution proposed by Russia has been voted down, with Western nations fighting against it. The resolution would've called for a formal investigation into the alleged Syrian chemical weapons attack on Saturday.
  658. Unions Should Go Big on a Green New Deal for Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Canada's unions need to play a much larger leadership role on climate change, not just because it deals with economic policies directly affecting members but also because it will be difficult to get where we need to go without them.
  659. Unit 731: How Leaders of Japan's WWII Germ Warfare Unit Ended Up Working for the US
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the post-war collaboration between the United States and members of Unit 731, a germ warfare branch of the Imperial Japanese Army that conducted horrific and lethal experiments on Chinese civilians and Allied prisoners.
  660. The Unjust Prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation Five
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Miko Peled, in "Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five," his exhaustive study of the U.S. government's case against five defendants from a friendless minority, demonstrates how American justice has deviated so far from Blackstone that the courts can convict a hundred innocents for one who is guilty.
  661. Unprecedented Cruelty Against Immigrants and Their Children
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Recently White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly backed up the policy when he explained that, "the children will be put in foster care or whatever." This comes at the same time as a new report revealed that there are some 1,500 undocumented children, who have been placed by federal authorities in homes of "sponsors," and are now missing in the system.
    No other country has a policy of separating families who intend to seek asylum.
  662. An Unrepentant '68er's Life
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of an autobiographical book by May 1968 figure Daniel Bensaïd.
  663. UNRWA Does not Perpetuate the Conflict, the Conflict Perpetuates UNRWA
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In January, without warning, Donald Trump refsued to pay $305 million of his country's $365 million commitment to UNRWA. UNRWA, the UN agency serving Palestinian refugees, remains $200 million short of the funds it needs to provide humanitarian services for five million people, including 2/3 of the population of the Gaza Strip.This is not really a story about under-funding UNRWA. This is about the people who strenuously seek to eliminate it.
  664. Up Against the Ivy Wall: the Columbia Insurrection at 50
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    "My plan was to major in English and become a professor," she writes in an essay titled "Stopping the Machine" that's collected in A Time to Stir: Columbia '68, a new 438-page book (Columbia, $35) which is edited by filmmaker Paul Cronin. Rosahn explains that at the start of the protests, she was a "leftish Democrat" and that in the course of the rebellion she became "a devoted student radical."
  665. An Updated and Improved Marxism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An article that criticizes the stubborn immersion in the past by current Marxists and left wing intellectuals, and to comprehend activism and set goals in the twenty-first century requires a revision of the Marxian conception of revolution.
  666. An Urban Teacher Union Epic
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Swerdlow reviews A Fight for the Soul of Public Education: The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike. She suggests that the 2012 Chicago teachers strike can be used as a model to persuade the public that public employees and their labour organizations benefit society and lead to effetive change.
  667. Ursula K. Le Guin - Rest in Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary celebrating Le Guin's contributions as a community activist, a fighter for feminism, peace, freedom of speech, access to knowledge for everyone, and radical democracy in addition to her literary acclaim.
  668. US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War
    US dropped two million tonnes of bombs on Laos at height of Vietnam War. Why are cluster munitions still killing?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the problem of unexploded US bombs in Laos which have killed tens of thousands of people since the end of the war, and continue to kill and maim dozens annually.
  669. US Isn't Leaving Syria -- but Media Lost It When Possibility Was Raised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The US military exists to fight wars. It is the most heavily armed, most violent organization in the world. Saying that it should continue to occupy Syria, and most of the mainstream media do, is a way of saying that the war in that country should continue. In fact, it’s a call for escalation of that war.
  670. US J20 defendants: 'Waiting is part of the punishment'
    The first six people have been acquitted, but the 188 remaining Inauguration Day defendants have yet to go to trial.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Alleged anti-fascist protestors, controversially arrested at the 2017 US presidential inauguration, await trial and or sentencing in 2018.
  671. US 'Outrage' Over Slaying of US Residents Depends on the Nation Responsible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This article takes a look at the reasons why the US media managed to be outraged at the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia's government, yet there was no such reaction when Israel killed Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old American citizen.
  672. US plastic waste is causing global environmental crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A recent ban in China, which normally takes in the largest proportion of US plastic waste, has left the US dumping plastic in other over-burdened countries, while waste still continues to pile up in the States. US plastic scrap exports dropped by almost a third in the first six months of 2018, as waste firms struggled to find a home for their plastic scrap.
  673. US, UK and France 'Inflicted Worst Destruction in Decades on Raqqa'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Amnesty International reports that air and artillery strikes by the US and allies inflicted devastating loss of life on civilians in the Isis-held city of Raqqa. It is a report that contradicts claims by the US, Britain and France, that they precisely targeted Isis fighters and positions during the four month siege.
  674. Venezuela: Maduro survives assassination attempt -- but journalism doesn't
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Venezuela was rocked on August 5, 2018 by an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro during a public event, using drones armed with explosives.But as more details of the attack became available, mainstream media coverage sought to sow doubt on the events, using words such as "apparent" or "alleged". It focused on the government using this "alleged" event to step up repression.
  675. Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based On Lies And Threats
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    First-hand report of a delegation to Venezuela from the US. They say the coup is weak and the Venezuelan people are strong and Maduro has their support.
  676. A very British coup: The spies who went out to the cold
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Former British MP George Galloway comments on the revelation that subcontracted work from MI5 and MI6 targeted not only Russia but also smeared British politicians whom they perceived to be "pro-Russian"; those smeared include not only himself but Jeremy Corbyn and others in his party.
  677. Video: IJV and CJPME tell Israeli trade Minister Eli Cohen and the Canadian Trade Minister to #EndApartheidTrade and divest from the Israeli-Canadian arms trade
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
  678. Viktor Orban, Trump and the Populist Battle Over Public Space
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Hungarian legislation and the turmoil caused by Trump's moral equivalencies reveal how politicized space is not a distracting side effect of populist politics; rather, public space treated as a symbol of national identity is a defining characteristic of populism.
  679. Violet McNaughton: the Mighty Mite Reformer From Saskatchewan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Violet McNaughton deserves recognition as one of Canada's greatest and most formidable adult educators and co-operator of the twentieth century bar none
  680. The voice of Hobsbawm
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at how the work and ideas of influential British Historian Eric Hobsbawm made an entry into the Indian intellectual scene, as well as his involvement in two crucial political and intellectual debates in Brazil that cemented his reputation there.
  681. Want to Fix Foster Care? Ask Kids Who Have Been Through the System
    Innovative report co-researched by youth from care focuses on importance of relationships

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A report called Relationships Matter for Youth "Aging Out" of Care, co-researched by youth from care, focuses on what truly matters to the young people who are in the system and notably on the importance of building relationships.
  682. The War Against "Fake News" is a War on Us 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Barely a day passes without a new development in the war on social media -- that is, the war on us. Today, it is a report that Twitter has emailed hundreds of thousands of its users, warning them that they shared "Russian propaganda".
  683. War is just f**king wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jacobs explains the underlying capitalist imperative of waging war.
  684. War, lies and censorship
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Damon cautions news consumers that there is precedent for dissemination of government propaganda in the Anglo-American mainstream media when leaders are preparing to take part in military action.
  685. The Wars of Rich Resources
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Review of Bolivia's mid-20th century conflicts over resource extraction.
  686. Washington using legal cover to conceal economic banditry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The arrest of a Chinese telecom executive in Canada on behalf of the US is an abuse of the legal process and international law to pursue American economic interests. China's anger resonates with similar grievances against the US felt by Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and even American allies in Europe.
  687. Water Wars: El Salvador Social Movements Resist Water Privatization
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at the efforts of Salvadoran social movements which have unified in an urgent effort to counter the right-wing's most recent push to privatize El Salvador's scarce water resources.
  688. The Weaponization of Social Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How the online environment and social media is being used as a political weapon, notably through the use of 'Bots'.
  689. Welcome to Arivaca: Where residents want anti-migrant militia out'
    Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.
  690. West's failure to act will be cause of the next Gaza massacre 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jewish Israelis celebrate, and governments around the world stand by passively, as Israel massacres Palestinians in Gaza. Inaction by Western governments ensures that Israel will feel embolded to commit further massacres in the future.
  691. What are we eating?
    Introduction to Other Voices, January 21, 2018

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else. For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished. How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
  692. What are we eating? - Arabic text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  693. What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The accusations against Kavanaugh may be an open question but his behaviour in handling them proves he is unfit for the Supreme Court. This is reinforced by his previous evasiveness about his role in the Bush administrations torture policy which called his integrity into question long before Christine Blasey Ford made her accusations.
  694. What Fascism is, and Isn't
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    By examining historicial fascist movements, Oppenheimer delineates what is and isn't fascism and also explores the common themes between the alt-right and its fascist predecessors.
  695. "What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations": an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Like other high school students, Abdul Karim Rajib, 18, and Dia Khanam Mim, 17 had many hopes and dreams for their lives. One had hoped to become an army officer, the other, a banker. On July 29, 2018, around noon, the two teenagers were killed in the streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, by three buses speeding against each other for no reason other than to arrive first and cram as many passengers into their already overcrowded interiors, for maximum profit.
  696. What if Ida B. Wells Depended on Facebook?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The work of Ida B. Wells, the crusading journalist who forced Americans to pay attention to lynchings and human rights abuses, is a reminder why we need a tax-dollars-funded, and journalism focused, commitment to public media.
  697. What is Organizing?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Morgan reviews the history of Organizing in the USA and provides advice to activists on how to organize in an inclusive, constructive, way.
  698. What 'News' Media in U.S. And Allied Countries Never Report
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Newsmedia effectively ban reporting corruptness of newsmedia -- even of media that stand on the opposite side of the political divide.
  699. What the Attack on Marc Lamont Hill Tells Us
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Destruction is the Zionists' strategic goal and the attack on Marc Lamont Hill and others like him is dictated by the tactics they have chosen to use toward that end.
  700. What would you do if soldiers dragged your son out of bed in the middle of the night?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    After more than half a century of occupation, most Israelis can no longer imagine themselves in the place of the Palestinians. But if we cannot imagine what it is like to live under occupation, we must at least confront its brutal reality.
  701. What You Don't Know About Abolitionism: An Interview with Manisha Sinha on Her Groundbreaking Study
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Manisha Sinha draws attention to the role of Black abolitionists in ending slavery in the USA in her book: The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.
  702. What's it like for a social movement to take control of a city?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Ada Colau surprised many when she won the election to become mayor of Barcelona. The housing rights activist was part of a deep social movement aiming for participatory democracy. But this latest article from the Symbiosis Research Collective examines how winning the election was just the first step
  703. What's Kinder Morgan's Real End Game?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An ultimatum has been imposed by Texas based Energy Infrastructure company, Kinder Morgan,that they will cancel the Trans Mountain Pipeline Extension at the end of May 2018 unless clarity is provided by the government. Klein argues that Kinder Morgan knows that the pipeline is already doomed, due to external economic factors and Indigenous opposition.
  704. When America Downed an Iranian Airliner and Celebrated It!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Every 3rd of July Iranians commemorate the killing of 299 innocent people, including 66 children, by the US Navy. Adding to the tragedy is the American attitude towards this catastrophic event.
  705. When Covering Up a Crime Takes Precedence Over Human Health: BP's Toxic Gulf Coast Legacy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    On April 20, 2010, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded. Over the next 87 days, it gushed at least 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, creating the worst human-made environmental disaster in US history and afflicting the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
  706. When Worse is the Enemy of Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The claim that all that is wrong with America is due to the malignant machinations of Putin is the most blatantly false, potentially disastrous bucket of bullshit ever inflicted by the matrix on this ignorant, credulous, propagandized people.
  707. Where Have All the Nazis Gone?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Thousands of "anti-fascist" protestors converged on the streets of the nation's capitol to deny a platform to (or just beat the snot out of) twenty or thirty racist idiots who were trying to assemble in Lafayette Square and stand around shouting racist slogans at each other.
  708. Where It All Began: The Dawn of 'Fake News'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While today's political smear campaigns and propaganda have gotten more sophisticated and subtle, the underlying ethics remain as maggoty as ever.
  709. Where to Begin?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The rise of socialist-identified candidates like Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez are a hopeful resistance against the politics that resulted in President Trump. But people must organize outside of electoral politics to bring real change.
  710. Where's the Beef Stroganoff? Eight Sacrilegious Reflections on Russiagate
    Street, Paul

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Street expresses his frustration with the US political establishment in light of the 2017-2018 FBI investigation into alleged foreign intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.
  711. The White World and Black Reality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    White people on the left must deal with racism to create true solidarity and resist Trump's politics.
  712. Who is Afraid of Venezuelan Democracy?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    We are witnessing before our eyes a scenario of subversion and disqualification of Venezuela’s democracy.
  713. Who Killed Marielle?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, whose murder is still unsolved, was a thorn in the side of the right-wing, repressive government. The fight she fought continues through with people people she represented.
  714. Who profits from keeping Gaza on the brink of humanitarian catastrophe?
    Keeping Gaza on the verge of collapse keeps international humanitarian aid money flowing to exactly where it benefits Israeli interests.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Economic researcher and journalist, Shir Hever shows that Israel benefits economically from its siege and oppression of Gaza.
  715. Who's Funding the White Helmets?
    Reality Check

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2018
    You've no doubt heard of the White Helmets, aka the Syria Civil Defense. They claim to be a neutral entity in Syria. They say they are just helping people caught in the middle of a civil war. But are they? Follow the money and you will find numerous ties to government funding from not only the U.S., but the U.K., Netherlands, Denmark and Germany. We untangle these ties to the White Helmets in a Reality Check you won't get anywhere else.
  716. Why "Coercive Diplomacy" is a Dangerous Farce
    Offering to talk while threatening military force hasn't worked in 30 years.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the context of rising tensions between the USA and North Korea 2017-2018, historian and journalist Gareth Porter, details the history of failure of "Coercive Diplomacy" as a tool in US foreign policy.
  717. Why Do Students Kill Their Class-Mates
    Detachment, Isolation, Dehumanization, and Emotional Estrangement from Human Relationships

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A recently released phone video shot by 19-year-old Parkland, Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, reveals a cold, callus young man who claims to "hate everyone and everything."
  718. Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?
    A journalist with indigenous roots reflects on the making of We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A journalist with Indigenous roots reflects on the difficulty of doing justice to the community she is filming a documentary about. Historical misrepresentation due to lack of cross-cultural understanding has led to a distrust of the media.
  719. Why Is Allergan Partnering with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe?
    Inside the bizarre world of patent law.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has invested in a portfolio of patents, their status as a sovereign-entity allows the holder to circumvent the "inter partes review" if a patent dispute is raised, increasing the value of their holdings.
  720. Why is Inclusive Mosque so Afraid of Secularism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Secularism is merely a framework that separates religion from the state to ensure that religion cannot influence the state and public policy and impose itself on private lives. After all, not everyone in a given society is a believer and even if they are, they don’t usually want the state to tell them how to believe. Only a secular framework can ensure the equal rights of all citizens before the law and not different rights for different categories of communalised groups. It is only a secular framework that can ensure one law for all via changeable laws made by people versus unchangeable ‘divine’ laws imposed by clerics. It is a secular framework which can allow for multi-ethnic, multi-religious and plural societies and is a minimum precondition for the rights of women and minorities. It is a secular framework that can ensure freedom of conscience, including freedom of and from religion.
  721. Why It Just Makes Sense for the U.S. to Withdraw from the UNHRC
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Having withdrawn from the Paris Accord, and the Iran deal; having broken with the world to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital; having provoked allies and rivals with trade war-triggering tariffs and personal insults; having shocked the world with talk of a Great Wall to keep out Mexicans (paid for by Mexico).
  722. Why (Mostly) Men Trophy Hunt: a Biocultural Explanation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of several studies offering insights into the biological basis of human behavior, specifically trophy hunting, and the biologically responsive strategies for changing it.
  723. Why Ocasio-Cortez's Platform is So Great
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    By labeling her foreign policy platform "A Peace Economy," Ocasio-Cortez, using a phrase popular with the peace movement, makes the financial connection without shying away from the immoral and criminal and counter-productive character of war. The fact is that war endangers rather than protecting, erodes rights, militarizes police and society, destroys the natural environment, directly kills and injures and traumatizes and harms millions, and - on top of that - does the most damage through the diversion of resources from where they could do good.
  724. Why the food movement needs to understand capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    To fully appreciate the challenges we face in transforming our food system we need to explore the economic and political context in which food is grown, sold and consumed in the world today.
  725. Why There are Few Christians Left in the Holy Town of Bethlehem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    This is the time of year when they have a chance to break out of an isolation enforced in concrete since Israel enclosed the town with a "separation wall" more than a decade ago.
  726. Why the "Two State Solution" is Apartheid
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
  727. Why white supremacists and Hindu nationalists are so alike
    White supremacy and Hindu nationalism have common roots going back to the 19th-century idea of the 'Aryan race'.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Many members of the so-called "alt-right" - a loosely knit coalition of populists, white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis - turned to India to find historic and current justifications for their racist, xenophobic and divisive views.
  728. Will The Conspiracy Against Trump and American Democracy Go Unpunished?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The American people do not realize the seriousness of the Russiagate conspiracy against them and President Trump. Polls indicate that a large majority of the public do not believe that Trump conspired with Putin to steal the presidential election, and are tired of hearing the media prostitutes repeat the absurd story day after day. On its face the story makes no sense whatsoever.
  729. Will We Ever See Al Jazeera's Investigation Into the Israel Lobby?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    So when am I going to be able to watch Al Jazeera's hard-hitting investigation into Israel’s powerful lobby in the United States? Remember Al Jazeera? The tough, no-holds-barred Middle East satellite channel that transformed Qatar into a media empire whose reports frightened dictators and infuriated potentates and presidents alike? Why, George W Bush once wanted to bomb its headquarters in Doha – so it must have been doing something right. It even has an office in Jerusalem.
  730. William ('Bill') Pelz:
    Againist the Current vol. 192

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In memoriam, Patrick M. Quinn and Eric Schuster discuss the life and contributions of William ('Bill') Pelz, a well-known socialist activist and prolific scholar in the field of European and comparative Labour History.
  731. William Blum: Anti-Imperial Advocate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The late William Blum, former computer programmer in the US State Department and initial enthusiast for US moral crusades, who died December 2018, gave us various exemplars of this counter-insurgent scholarship. His compilation of foreign policy ills in Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, was written with the US as sole surveyor of the land, all powerful and dangerously uncontained.
  732. William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic, Dead at 85
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Obituary for William Blum with biographical information and links to his work.
  733. A Window on Inhuman Detention
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A first-hand account of the inhumane conditions of immigration detention by a Korean woman seeking asylum in the US.
  734. Without a Popular Movement We Don't Stand a Chance: Andreas Malm on Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    An interview with the author of "Fossil Capital and The Progress of This Storm", who says there are reasons to be hopeful but significant progress will require a global movement of unprecedented scale.
  735. Women in the Black Panther Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    While much that has been written about the Black Panther Party (BPP) is focused on the role of certain prominent male leaders, lesser known is that during peak membership women made up nearly two-thirds of the party. Leela Yellessety spoke to three authors of recent books that highlight the contribution of women in the Black Panther Party.
  736. Women-Led Radio Station Amplifies Voices of Indigenous Communities in Argentina
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    In the late 1990s several Indigenous women founded a radio station which continues to broadcast. It resists cultural subjugation and provides a voice to Indigenous people.
  737. Working Class Movement Must Be Independent
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A new chapter in the history of the South African working class was opened in Soweto on 21-22 July 2018, when representatives from over 147 South African working-class formations represented by 1000 delegates assembled to unite workplace and community struggles.
  738. The World Google Controls and Surveillance Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Google's encroaching powers over our lives, to include the freedom of expression protected by most national laws, not to mention EU and UN Charters, around the planet today.
  739. World War I: Crime and Punishment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Jacques Pauwels' The Great Class War is a contribution to the ideological front in the struggle for a world without wars, for in resetting the story of that war in the Marxist frame, he loosens our ties to idealist interpretations that obscure the class nature of wars, naturalize war as an inevitable part of life, and force us to assume and share a guilt that largely rests on the shoulders of a profiteering and exploitative class, which holds the power of decision making through its control of political, economic, military, police, and media powers and grants us a vote that is largely cosmetic.
  740. Worldwide "Moment of Madness"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A look at 1968 a legendary year in history. Analysis of how student- and worker-led revolts played out in different parts of Europe.
  741. Worldwide Wobblies Remembered
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    A review of the essay collection Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW.
  742. Worse than Obsolete: NATO Creates Enemies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Twenty years' worth of "unintended" or "collateral" damage hasn't created friends in the war zones.
  743. The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel and the Media
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    The Wrong Story lays bare the flaws in the way large media organizations present the Palestine–Israel issue. It points out major fallacies in the fundamental conceptions that underpin their coverage, namely that Palestinians and Israelis are both victims to comparable extents and are equally responsible for the failure to find a solution; that the problem is "extremists," often religiously-motivated ones, who need to be sidelined in favour of “moderates”; and that Israel’s uses of force are typically justifiable acts of self-defense.
    Weaving together the existing literature with new insights, Shupak offers an up-to-date and tightly focused guide that exposes the distorted way these issues are presented and why each is misguided.
  744. Yanis Varoufakis's Self-Incriminating Account of the Greek Crisis - Parts 3 and 4
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Yanis Varoufakis traces his collaboration with Alexis Tsípras and his alter ego, Nikos Pappas, back to 2011. That collaboration gradually broadened, starting with 2013, to include Yanis Dragasakis (who became vice-Prime Minister in 2015). There is a constant in the relations between Varoufakis and Tsípras: Yanis Varoufakis constantly argues for changes in the political programme that Syriza had adopted. Varoufakis tells us that Tsípras-Pappas-Dragasakis themselves clearly wanted to move toward an orientation that was different from, and significantly more moderate than, the one their party had adopted.
  745. Yemen's Turn
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    The Arab Spring, numerically strong but politically weak, failed to break this destructive dynamic. With the corpse of Arab nationalism in a state of advanced decay and the principal opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood, desperate for a deal with Washington, the 2011 uprisings were easily confiscated by the US to further its own aims in the region. Despite its many national peculiarities, the ruinous war in Yemen has to be viewed in this context.
  746. YIMBYs Exposed: The Techies Hawking Free Market "Solutions" to the Nation's Housing Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Anti-displacement activists hate them. Tech firms and big developers love them -- and shower them with cash.
  747. You Can't Commit Genocide Without the Help of Local People
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    How do you organise a successful genocide – in Turkish Armenia a century ago, in Nazi-occupied Europe in the 1940s, or in the Middle East today? A remarkable investigation by a young Harvard scholar – focusing on the slaughter of Armenians in a single Turkish Ottoman city 103 years ago – suggests the answer is simple: a genocidal government must have the local support of every branch of respectable society: tax officials, judges, magistrates, junior police officers, clergymen, lawyers, bankers and, most painfully, the neighbours of the victims.
  748. You Say You Want a Revolution: SDS, PL, and Adventures in Building a Worker-Student Alliance
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2018
    A collection of memoirs from people who were part of Progressive Labor Party in the United States in the 1960s.
  749. Young protesters are defying Israel's blockade with scraps of paper and plastic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2018
    Five years ago, the film Flying Paper documented the successful efforts of Gaza’s children to set a new world record for mass kite-flying. The children defied Israel’s blockade, which prevents entry of most goods, by making kites from sticks, newspapers and scraps of plastic.

2017

  1. Abbas fears the Prisoners' Hunger Strike
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is due to meet Donald Trump to discuss reviving the long-cold corpse of the peace process. Back home, things are heating up. There is anger in the West Bank, both on the streets and within the ranks of Abbas's Fatah movement. The trigger is a hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners.
  2. The Absurd Consequences of a "Right to Privacy"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    British MP David Davis’s text messages poking fun at the appearance of a female colleague make him the latest whipping boy for those determined to root out sexism and misogyny in public life, the Daily Mail reports. Curiously, they also make him the latest poster boy for exponents of an expansive "right to privacy."
  3. The Absurdity of Saying "White Privilege'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Using rhetoric like "white supremacy" and "white privilege" is a way of stereotyping the whole of "white" people and lumping everyone into one group. This is the surest way to turn potential allies in the struggle for justice into adversaries; by doing so we end up perpetuating the very divides that the "system" depends on to splinter people apart.
  4. Academe's Poisonous Call-Out Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I cannot help thinking that something has gone seriously wrong when a scholar who is not transphobic or working against the interests of trans people, but, in fact, considering an important question, is labeled as "doing harm."
  5. Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Workplace bullying is an increasing problem. Books are being written about it, and there is even a Workplace Bullying Institute. The problem isn't restricted to the business world. Books such as Faculty Incivility: The Rise of the Academic Bully Culture and What to Do About It, Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education, and Workplace Bullying in Higher Education suggest that bullying is a particular problem among academics.
  6. Actually, I Am Anti-Police
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The I'm not anti-police stance would work if, and only if, police brutality could be separated from the nature of policing. But it can't. That's because the major purpose of policing is to maintain the supremacy of the ruling class.
  7. Adapt or Die: Millennials, Technology, and Net Neutrality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Internet is changing the way we think, concentrate, and process information. Studies are showing the Internet is lowering our concentration because the Internet offers constant distractions. It’s reducing our attention span, and it’s ruining our interpersonal communication skills. Basically this technology is dehumanizing us.
  8. Adorno's The Authoritarian Personality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Vials reexamines Adorno's Authoritarian Personality, F-scale, and their implications for a Trump America.
  9. African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in 'Slave Markets' in Libya
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country.
  10. After Middle Eastern Wars End, the Medical Wars Begin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What are the wars doing to the health care infrastructure?
  11. Against imperialist regime-change intervention in Syria and the Middle East
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    David Bush has published an appeal for reasoned and informed discussion in Canada of the war and humanitarian disaster in Syria. Roger and Courneyeur write this essay as a contribution to the discussion David suggests be opened.
  12. Ahwazi Exiles Hold Four Massive Freedom Rallies in London, The Hague, Canberra, And Berlin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Demonstrators hold flags of the region of Al-Ahwaz as they take part in a rally in support of the Ahwazi people in Iran, in Berlin, Germany, 21 April 2017. Dozens of demonstrators took part in the march striving for the recognition of this population and their human rights.
  13. Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Norton analyzes media coverages of attacks linked to Al-Qaeda in the West to highlight how this emphasis on Muslim extremism is used to justify Islamophobia.
  14. Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Criticizing Enlightenment thought has become fashionable across the political spectrum. For the past several decades, more and more academics have called reason into question. This is especially true among left-leaning, postmodern, and post-structuralist thinkers. This coincides with one of the Alt-Right’s primary tactics: adopting leftist rhetoric as cover for its racialist, nativist, and often misogynistic agendas.
  15. "All Power to the Soviets!" Biography of a Slogan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the origins of the slogan "All Power to the Soviets" in its original context of Russia in 1917.
  16. 'All Power to the Soviets?' - Biography of a slogan
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The origins of one of the most famous slogans in revolutionary history: "All power to the Soviets!" in its original context of Russia in 1917.
  17. Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Swanson calls into question the US government-driven media accusations that the Russian government had direct involvement in swaying the 2016 US election for Trump, and exames the motivations behind these claims.
  18. Alternative Toronto: 1980 - 1995 
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017   Published: 2018
    A community archive and historical map of Toronto’s alternative cultures, scenes and spaces of the 1980s and early 1990s.
  19. American Rape of Vietnamese Women was Considered "Standard Operating Procedure"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops during the US invasion of Vietnam was a "widespread", "everyday occurrence" that was essentially "condoned", even encouraged, by the military, and had its foundation in military training and US culture.
  20. American/Russian Vladimir Posner on the State of Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Russian journalist's views on the state of journalism.
  21. "American Thought": from theoretical barbarism to intellectual decadence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Juraj Katalena argues that direct transposition of ideological frameworks developed in the specific cultural and economic context of the USA, to Eastern Europe (and other regions), is misguided.
  22. America's "Open Door Policy" May Have Led Us to the Brink of Nuclear Annihilation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The article takes a critical look at the potential outcome of North Korea's stigmatized relationship with the United States. It considers the role of US-produced propaganda against North Korea in relationship to the disparity between the militaries of the two countries.
  23. Amid the Tumult in Durham
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Peter Gilbert (a rights attorney) and his wife Elena Everett,a non-profit organizer, had their house searched by Sheriff's officers in Durham when nobody was at home. It had to do with a demonstration of some 200 on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.
  24. Analyzing the Failures of Syriza
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examines the failture of Syriza, The Coalition of the Radical Left, since their election in Greece.
  25. Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. government and the mainstream media have rushed to judgment again, blaming the Syrian government for a new poison-gas attack and ignoring other possibilities, reports Robert Parry.
  26. Another Housing Bubble?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This is an edited transcript from an interview on The Real News Network. Sharmini Peries interviewed Michael Hundson (author of J is For Junk Economics).
  27. Another peace activist, Raza Khan, goes missing in Lahore
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Raza Mahmood Khan, a Peace activist and social worker, went "missing" in Lahore on Dec. 2, 2017, shortly after he had organised a public discussion about a recent demonstration that ended in ignominious surrender to those seeking power in the guise of religion.
  28. Anthem Protestors Should Stop Mucking Around and Make Their Demands
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The "anthem protests" have gone on for two years now, but so far the players have not presented a specific set of demands.Why? Do the players simply want to use Sunday football as a platform for raising awareness of racial injustice and police brutality or is there something else going on here?
  29. The Anti-Empire Report #153
    Cold War Number One: 70 years of daily national stupidity. Cold War Number Two: Still in its youth, but just as

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A comentary on current events in Russian and US relations which may be entering a new Cold War, as well as a look back at events through the Cold War period from 1948 to the 1980's.
  30. Anti-Racism at the Neighbourhood Level
    Resource Type: Audio
    First Published: 2017
    On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Rabea Murtaza, a member of East Enders Against Racism, a neighbourhood-based anti-racism group in Toronto. Podcast and article.
  31. The Anti-Empire Report #150
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Anti-Empire Report by William Blum.
  32. The Anti-Fascist Revolution
    Remembering the Action Party, one of Italy's biggest anti-fascist partisan movements.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Over the last two decades, the Italian Resistance has been a subject of sharp public debate, with both political and historical efforts "radically to repudiate the role and significance" of anti-fascism in Italy's contemporary history. As Pier Giorgio Zunino wrote in 1997, "for the Italian history of the second half of the twentieth century, anti-fascism is the villain."
  33. Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A conversation with Mark Bray, a political activist, historian and a lecturer at Dartmouth College and author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook.
  34. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In recent weeks, a totally disoriented left has been widely exhorted to unify around a masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist. Hooded and dressed in black, Antifa is essentially a variation of the Black Bloc, familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa sounds more political. American Antifa looks very much like a middle class wedding between Identity Politics and gang warfare.
  35. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A masked vanguard calling itself Antifa, for anti-fascist, is just a variation of the Black Bloc, which is familiar for introducing violence into peaceful demonstrations in many countries. Imported from Europe, the label Antifa serves the purpose of stigmatizing those it attacks as "fascists", yet despite its imported name Antifa in the U.S. is basically just another example of America's steady descent into violence.
  36. Antifa is a 'major gift to the right
    World-renowned academic prompts criticism for his comments about the anti-fascist movement in the wake of Charlottesville

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville and tension between white supremacists and anti-fascists, Noam Chomsky condemns Antifa militant tactics and suggests constructive activism based in education is more effective.
  37. AntiFa's Moral Superiority and the Potential for Left-Wing Unity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the tragedy at Charlottesville and its aftermath.
  38. Anti-Vax Propaganda Helps Measles -- Once Eradicated -- Spread Across the Twin Cities
    Health officials expect the number of diagnoses to rise.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The anti-vaxxer misinformation campaign has led to yet another outbreak of a preventable disease. Minnesota's Department of Health has announced that 44 people in the state have been diagnosed with measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States. Forty-two of the cases are in children, most of them Somali-Americans who were never vaccinated. According to numerous sources, the outbreak is the result of a sustained anti-vaccination campaign.
  39. Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What is the "alternative" media? If we look at the phrase itself, it seems to mean the media that presents itself as the alternative to what we call the "corporate media," i.e. the New York Times, the Washington Post, your local rag – in short, the Legacy Media that predominated in those bygone days before the Internet. And yet this whole arrangement seems outdated, to say the least. The Internet has long since been colonized by the corporate giants: BuzzFeed, for example, is regularly fed huge dollops of cash from its corporate owners. And the Legacy Media has adapted to the primacy of online media, however reluctantly and ineptly. So the alternative media isn’t defined by how they deliver the news, but rather by 1) what they judge to be news, and 2) how they report it. And that’s the problem.
  40. The anti-Zionist Bund led the Jewish Resistance in Poland whilst the Zionist Movement abandoned the Jews
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Zionism and Israel's racist rulers have created a series of myths about how the only Jewish Resistance in Nazi-occupied Poland was from the Zionists. The role of the anti-Zionist Bund has been erased. In fact the Zionist movement in Palestine and the West abandoned the resistance including the Zionist component of that resistance.
  41. Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A story of the caste system in India told through the autobiography of an untouchable woman.
  42. Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Any white cop can kill a black man at any time and the cop will not go to jail, exemplified in the Jason Stockley, Anthony Lamar Smith case.
  43. Arab Spring: Against Shallow Optimism and Pessimism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Gilbert Achcar's Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising, and Joel Beinin's Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.
  44. Archives As Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Last week was archives awareness week in Ontario, a week to raise awareness about what archivists do, what archives are, and just generally celebrate all of the good stuff associated with archives. In addition to general archives promotion this week it is also about the connection between archives and activism.
  45. Are Credit Rating Agencies America's Secret Fifth Column?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Rating Agencies and the Banks are part of an organized criminal enterprise that include our Justice Department and our Politicians.
  46. Are They Really Out to Get Trump?
    Sometimes paranoia is justified

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017   Published: 2917
    President Donald Trump and the firing of FBI Director Comey
  47. As the World Turned Upside Down
    Left Intellectuals in Yugoslavia, 1988-90

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the author's experiences and reflections meeting left intellectuals, primarily during conferences in Yugoslavia between 1988 and 1990.
  48. The assassination of the Rosselli brothers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A summary of the ideology and actions of Carlo and Nello Rosselli, highlighting what led up to their assassinations and its aftermath.
  49. Assessing Togliatti
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Broder provides a historical perspective of Italian Communism, looking at longtime leader Palmiro Togliatti's concrete actions during his leadership and not just the party's Gramscian-inflected theoretical canon.
  50. Assuming Boycott
    Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A collection of essays and seminars that looks at the history of boycott and divestment within activism. Examines a variety of cultural and academic boycotts around the world.
  51. The Attack on Al Jazeera
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Since its genesis, Al-Jazeera has served as much more than a mere signpost of speech or thought... popular or otherwise. Its existence, alone, stands as a safety valve against those closed societies that embrace repression as so much a check against the light of day of which they fear. Al-Jazeera's availability throughout the Middle East changed its information landscape ... introducing a level of freedom of speech, on TV, that was previously unheard of in the region.
  52. Attica from 1971 to Today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Heather Ann Thompson.
  53. Attica: The Revolt and Afterwards
    Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.
  54. Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed the fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
  55. Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Remains of children ranging from new-born to three-years-old discovered in the sewers of a former children's home run by the Roman Catholic Church.
  56. The Bait and Switch of Public-Private Partnerships
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    This being the age of public relations, the genteel term "public-private partnership" is used instead of corporate plunder. A "partnership" such deals may be, but it isn't the public who gets the benefits.
  57. The Balance of Probabilities
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Unlike the famous chemical weapons "attack" portrayed by the BBC in Saving Syria's Children, it does appear that in the latest incident at Idlib there was real horror inflicted by chemical attack of some kind. The question is who did it and why?
  58. Dennis J. Banks, Naawakamig (1937-2017) - Cofounder of the American Indian Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Under cofounder of the American Indian Movement, Dennis Banks, AIM became the most powerful Native movement of the twentieth century, galvanizing indigenous people throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond.
  59. Banned Love: Trump, Pocahantas and the Lovings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author looks at the history of interracial relationships, from thier legalization 50 years ago, to their future during the Trump administration.
  60. Barry Commoner: Radical Father of ModernEnvironmentalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Biography of Barry Commoner, a scientist who laid the groundwork for what later become known as the environmental justice movement.
  61. Baum, Gregory - obituary
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Obituary for renowned Canadian theologian Gregory Baum, 94, who died Oct. 18, 2017.
  62. The BDS movement is about justice for Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The University of Ottawa Israeli Awareness Committee (IAC) blocked a Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) resolution presented by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). The BDS movement is a call to action from Palestinians seeking justice and equality, while the IAC is a pro-Israel lobby group which works with the Israeli Embassy and others to promote the Israeli government to students.
  63. Be the Change: Six Disabled Activists On Why the Resistance Must Be Accessible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Six activists, leaders, and advocates on how we can all move forward, whether on our feet, on wheels, or online -- plus a resource list.
  64. Beautiful Rising
    Creative Resistance from the Global South

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Follow up to 'Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution', Beautiful Rising showcases some of the most innovative tactics used in struggles against autocracy and austerity across the Global South.
  65. The beginning of the end for identity politics?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While the millennial left’s preoccupation with identity has not disappeared, the moralistic fire has grown dimmer.
  66. Bequests
    Leaving a social justice legacy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many of us have made working for social justice a lifetime commitment. If you are thinking about leaving a legacy for social justice that will live on, you might want to consider leaving a bequest to Connexions in your will.
  67. Berkeley Republicans Hope More Left-Wing Riots Will Create "Pedestal" For Conservative Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The students hosting conservative pundit Ben Shapiro at University of California, Berkeley this week say their fingers are crossed in the hopes for a left-wing protest that could amplify his message.
  68. A Better World in Birth
    The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Michael A. Lebowitz' The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now.
  69. Beware the Poisoned Chalice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the aftermath of the recent (2017) UK election Jeremy Corbyn may be well poised to form a Labour government. But there would be huge risks in assuming office in a context of economic chaos.
  70. "Beyond Banksters" by Joyce Nelson
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of "Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism" by Joyce Nelson.
  71. Beyond Neoliberal Identity Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Neoliberal identity politics (NIP) is a great weapon on the hands of the privileged capitalist Few and their mass-murderous global empire.
  72. Big Business and Hitler
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    This book discusses the multiple multinationals doing business with Germany during the Second World War, including American companies such as General Motors, IBM, Standard Oil and Ford, which may explain America's late entry into the war and Hitler's support from powerful businesses despite the horrendous actions of the Nazis'.
  73. Big city war: NATO seeks concepts for waging urban conflict
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    NATO is asking outside contractors to pitch concepts on military operations in urban areas, admitting that the bloc’s forces are still unprepared for waging wars in big cities, including those lying close to the coast.
  74. Big Data is Accelerating Corporate Control of the Global Food Supply
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A summary of the report "Too Big to Feed: Exploring the Impacts of Mega-Margers, Consolidation and Concentration of Power in the Agri-Food Sector," published by The International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
  75. The Big Lie About the Tax Bill: Why Bosses Will Never Raise Wages
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The big lie underlying the $1.5-trillion Trump/Republican Congressional tax bill is that Corporations will pass much of it on to workers in the form of higher wages, and to consumers in the form of lower prices.
  76. Biological Warfare: US & Saudis Use Cholera to Kill Yemenis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The US has supported Saudi Arabia and its allies in their aggression against Yemen, committing daily war crimes involving civilians, who are now suffering a cholera epidemic with more than 400,000 victims.
  77. The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When a comprehensive evaluation of GMOs and the weaknesses of scientific risk assessment within the biotech industry is urgently needed, the chemical and biotech industries are forcing risk assessment in the opposite direction.
  78. The Birth of a Holiday
    The late Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm recounts the origins of International Workers' Day.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The history of the fight, by the working class, for a holiday for the working class.
  79. Birth of a New Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    I came back from the Women's March in D.C. exhausted but thrilled, convinced that we are seeing the birth of a new women's movement. Hearing about all the other Women's Marches around the world only confirmed that impression.
  80. Birth of the "Open Shop"
    Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Chad Pearson's Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement.
  81. Birth of the Abolitionist Nation
    The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Manisha Sinha's The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.
  82. The Black Lives Matter Response to Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Our mandate has not changed: organize and end all state-sanctioned violence until all Black Lives Matter.
  83. Black and White
    Images from the Archives of Liberation News Service Photographer Howard Epstein, 1968-1974

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Black and White is a book of 32 evocative images of political conflict and confrontations in the streets taken by Howard Epstein when he was a photographer for Liberation News Service.
  84. A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Like Serge's extraordinary novels, A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems bears witness to decades of revolutionary upheavals in Europe and the advent of totalitarian rule; many of the poems were written during the "immense shipwreck" of Stalin's ascendancy.
  85. BLM: Challenges and Possibilities
    From #BlacLlivesMatter to Black Liberation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor's From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.
  86. The Blue-Collar Hellscape of the Startup Industry
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The tactics and work environments at tech companies, including Amazon, show a disregard for the fundamental health, safety and humanity of low-tier workers, demonstrating what laissez-faire startup-styled late capitalism really looks like.
  87. Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the Trump era, what would an authentically populist, progressive political agenda look like? What would a progressive US look like with regard to jobs, the environment, finance capital and the standard of living? What would it look like in terms of education and health care, justice and equality? In an exclusive interview with C.J. Polychroniou for Truthout, world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin tackle these issues.
  88. The Bolsheviks and Antisemitism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Antisemitism was found across the political divide in Russia's year of revolution.
  89. Borneo: Island Devastated, People Oblivious
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Borneo is now synonymous with mining and logging, as well as with terrible plantations that have already cannibalized most of the land. Nothing is being produced, but everything has been extracted.
  90. Bouncing Back Against the Corruption of Science in Capitalist Society
    Part 2 of a 2-part series: The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Part two in a look at capitalism and the role of science, and the strong evidence that science can be on the side of social justice and social change.
  91. Bounty Hunters
    A clandestine war on wolves

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The centuries old killing of wolves has extirpated the species throughout most of the United States, yet there remains a strong anti-wolf lobby which continues to threaten even a modest recovery.
  92. Brazil: Amazon's Indians, rainforest under attack
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Attacks on Amazon Indians and on their land rights threaten vital areas of rainforest. FUNAI, the agency responsible for safeguarding indigenous tribes is being forced to withdraw due to underfunding, while Indians' attempts to assert their rights are met with state violence.
  93. Brazil: Government to abandon tribes to 'genocide' by loggers and ranchers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Brazil's extreme right wing government is preparing to open up the rainforest territories of uncontacted indigenous tribes to 'free for all' development by defunding the protection they currently receive.
  94. Brazil: Increase in land killings as political crisis threatens Amazon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Cuts to Funai, the agency meant to protect Brazil's indigenous tribes, have encouraged land barons to expand their land holdings into indigenous territories.
  95. The Breaking Of The Corporate Media Monopoly
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Alternative articles are being shared more widely online than the views of mainstream newspaper commentators. Discussed in relation to 2017 UK election.
  96. Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerillas, and Digital Ninjas
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism.
  97. A brief dictionary to help understand the US far right
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A break down of some of the most important phrases, terms and numerology that are used by the far right online.
  98. A Brief History of Mass Theft 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The process by which communal land and resources are appropriated by private wealth (or capital), and people are robbed of their self-sufficiency and thereby forced into a position where they have to sell their labour in order to survive, is called Primitive Accumulation. Today we might call this Privatisation, or in plain-speaking, Mass-Theft.The entire process of mass-theft took centuries to carry out in Western Europe and is often difficult to grasp in its entirety.
  99. Britain Refuses to Accept How Terrorists Really Work
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Self-interest is motive for the British government's portrayal of terrorism as essentially home-grown cancers within the Muslim community.
  100. Britain's Real Terror Apologists
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite a smear campaign to denigrate Britain's Labour leader as soft on terror, Jeremy Corbyn pulled of a remarkable achievement in the general election.
  101. The British Camps
    Though it reached its horrific heights at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, the British, not the Nazis, pioneered the concentration camp.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Today, the expression "concentration camp" evokes the horrors of Nazi Germany, conjuring up black-and-white images of Auschwitz and Belsen. But Germans were neither the first nation to make use of concentration camps nor the last.
  102. Broadband monopolies to censor Internet content
    Behind the FCC plan to abolish net neutrality

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recently released plan by the American Federal Communications Commission to abolish net neutrality has evoked mass opposition across the US and around the world.
  103. Broken Homes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In East Jerusalem, home to 300,000 Palestinians, Israel has been using home demolition as a tool to control the population. Following what some have described as a "third Intifada" in 2015, Al Jazeera started monitoring the policy of home demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem and how it was being enforced -- 2016 was documented to be a record year. Al Jazeera presents an extensive month by month report with graphs, video and photographs.
  104. Bullied BBC? Alternative media returns fire on claims it's waging 'war' on the corporation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Alternative media accused of waging "guerilla warfare" against the BBC by its former political editor Nick Robinson say they are just providing balance to the 'biased' government-funded corporation.
  105. The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of the book, "The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers" by Joseph Hickman.
  106. Call Center Unions Build International Connections 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    One big issue in the three-day strike by 38,000 AT&T workers was the company's offshoring of jobs. To shine a spotlight on the issue and strengthen international solidarity, a group of union members visited the Dominican Republic a couple of weeks before the strike to meet the call center workers on the other end of that offshoring.
  107. Can You Say "Conflict of Interest"? Not at the UN
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Exposing the ways that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) allows oil giants to shape negotiations.
  108. Canada's Impossible Acknowledgment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its final report in 2015 with ninety-four calls to action, and renewed hope that the nation would finally confront its darkest history with tangible action. This article looks at why this process has yet again stalled, one which repeats the cycle of promises and yet again does not deliver.
  109. Canada's State of Reconciliation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The brutal suppression of water protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota and their ongoing resistance has also galvanized Canadian conversations about Indigenous land rights and environmental welfare.
  110. The Canadian Left and Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Accusations of Left anti-Semitism may mask a more significant racism problem on the Left.
  111. Canadian William Grant Stairs: Killing Natives and Seizing their Land for Leopold II in Congo
    A Brutal Part of Canada's Dark History in Africa

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    William Grant Stairs of Halifax played an important role in two expeditions that expanded Leopold II's profitable Congolese venture, one that included forced labour and ultimately resulted in millions of deaths.
  112. The Cancer in Blue: Cop Documentaries
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    John Ridely's film "Let it Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" is a 144-minute kaleidoscope of interviews and television news footage that climaxes in the riots that followed the acquittal of four cops who were captured on home video by a man named George Holliday as they were beating Rodney King with steel batons.
  113. Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital by Jason Moore. The author examines how capitalism is innately destructive of its environment, but the solution is revolutionary socialist organisation says Graham-Leigh.
  114. The Case for Haitian Reparations
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A history of France's exploitation of colonial Haiti, the aftermath of Haiti's independence, and the lasting social and environmental impacts, arguing for Haiti's recent demands of reparations from the French government.
  115. A Case Study in the Creation of False News
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Paul Craig Roberts discusses a classic case in the creation of false news.
  116. Catalonia: The Revolt of the Rich?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Catalonian rebellion, similar to Scottish separatism, is an uprising of the rich against the poor, the protests of a liberal society against the remnants of a redistributive social state.
  117. CBC Radio badly off track with too much personal storytelling
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    CBC Radio's wandering off into a journalistic sub-culture must be curtailed. At most, radio's schedule should include a couple of the storytelling programs.
  118. The Censorious Vortex of the "Flash News" Barons
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For decades, the factors that decided what noteworthy stories would not find their way into print or on the air came down to the media's ignorance, laziness or from advertising restraints. For too long, the explosive material for good journalism in these and other areas had remained hidden in plain sight.
  119. A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Between 1904 and 1908, German colonialists committed a holocaust against the Herero and the Nama, exterminating as many as 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. Now Namibia is demanding reparations.
  120. The Challenge of Defining Fossil Fuel Subsidies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the ways fossil fuel subsidies are measured and why semantic arguments over definitions may be missing the point.
  121. Challenging Racism isn't Anti-Semetic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Engler criticizes Canadians' willingness to defend the Jewish Defense League, even with their growing connection to white supremist groups.
  122. Changing minds on a changing climate
    What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reddit commenters point to reasons they went from being climate contrarians to having confidence in mainstream climate science.
  123. The Character of the Russian Revolution: Trotsky 1917 vs. Trotsky 1924
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An analysis of the evolution of Leon Trotsky's views from 1917 to 1924.
  124. Chicago Teachers Settle Contract
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While an almost 3-1 vote in favor is decisive, the vote against is significant in showing both dissatisfaction and anger among teachers. Who voted against the contract?
  125. Child Soldiers Reloaded: The Privatisation of War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at private military companies, a multibillion-dollar industry, and how they recruit former child soldiers for military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Includes a link to the film by Mads Ellesoe.
  126. China Widens its Silk Road to the World
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    China's new 'Silk Road' initiative is a large-scale, multilateral development Asian project which has the potential to change the shape of the world economy.

  127. China's Ancient Labor Party
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mozi was an outstanding thinker and what is more a militant, grounded on a well-defined program, who fought on behalf of the toilers in ancient China.
  128. Chinese neocolonialism in Africa
    The Dragon eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    China has literally invaded Africa with its investors, traders, lenders, builders, developers, labourers and who knows what else. The fancy phrase for that is win-win cooperation. The "cooperation" has opened up Africa as a source of raw materials for China and a dumping ground for cheap Chinese manufactured goods. It is Chinese neocolonialism.
  129. Choices Facing African Americans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For African Americans, this campaign against Russia (and North Korea, Iran) is a diversion from more central issues including the right to vote.
  130. Chomsky clarifies position on the cultural boycott of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Prof. Noam Chomsky makes the essential point: the presence of international artists in Israel is used by the government to cover up its occupation and human rights abuses.
  131. Christophe Guilluy, Le crepuscule de la France d'en haut: Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Le crepuscule de la France d'en haut, by Christophe Guilluy (2016).
  132. Chronicle of Black Detroit
    Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination (Review)

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Herb Boyd's Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination.
  133. The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Author of three books on CIA operations, Valentine’s research into CIA activities began when CIA Director William Colby gave him free access to interview CIA officials who had been involved in various aspects of the Phoenix program in South Vietnam.
  134. CIA Chief Declares War on Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Mike Pompeo made it clear that he has little regard for truth, for personal decency, or for the Constitutional protections for free speech or for the free exercise of religion. It was an altogether chilling debut for a spy agency head in a country that still imagines itself enjoying some basic freedoms.
  135. The CIA in Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Edited excerpt from "The CIA as Organized Crime", by Douglas Valentine, detailing the CIA's activities in Ukraine and influence on political movements there.
  136. The CIA Reads French Theory
    On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A recently unclassifed CIA documents reveals that in the 1980s, the agency had its analysts devote substantial time and resources to studying trends in French theory, and specifically, the work that writers like Michel Foucault, Jacques, and Roland Barthes were doing in undermining the Marxist left. The CIA saw this trend as beneficial to the maintenance of American power, and capitalism generally, because it undermind the idea that there could or should be fundamental revolutionary change.
  137. CIA sneak undetectable 'malicious' implants onto Windows OS - WikiLeaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Windows machines are targeted by the CIA under 'Angelfire,' according to the latest release from WikiLeaks' 'Vault7' series. The documents detail an implant that can allow Windows machines to create undetectable libraries.
  138. CIA wrote code 'to impersonate' Russia's Kaspersky Lab anti-virus company, WikiLeaks says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    WikiLeaks published documents exposing the elaborated malware suite used by the CIA to hack, record and control modern hi-tech appliances worldwide.
  139. The CIA's 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.Whitney's new book, "Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World's Best Writers," explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications.
  140. Civil Rights Movement Is a Reminder That Free Speech Is There to Protect the Weak
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The importance of First Amendment rights is examined, and even while those rights do protect actions of the powerful, the author argues that it is ultimately the poor and powerless who beneffit from it's protection.
  141. Class and class struggle in China today
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the transformed economy in China and the consequent changes in class relations, and how the Communist Party has managed to maintain its rule.
  142. Class Dismissed: Identity Politics Without The Identity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In a capitalist society, work is at the core of identity, In the United States there are sharply divergent attitudes between professionals and the working class.
  143. Class, Party and the Challenge of State Transformation
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An essay examining the challenges of changing the state and status quo following major crises of capitalism, and how the current neoliberal status quo has persisted through the various crises it has presented.
  144. Class, Race and Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Through the lense of Marxism, Roediger argues that racial divisions and the identity of whiteness are inexorably connected to capitalism and the logic of capital.
  145. Cleaning Toilets for Jesus
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of the job-readiness program called Jobs for Life. Founded in 1996 in North Carolina, JFL is a global nonprofit organization premised on the belief that the local church is the ideal solution to unemployment and poverty.
  146. Climate Change As Genocide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Is this what a world battered by climate change will be like—one in which tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of people perish from disease, starvation, and heat prostration while the rest of us, living in less exposed areas, essentially do nothing to prevent their annihilation?
  147. Climate Struggles and Ecosocialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The hard right U.S. administration of Donald Trump has widened the terrain of struggle over climate change and, indeed, the entire array of environmental issues facing the ecology of North America and the working class movement.
  148. Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An overview of an interview with Hilary Clinton by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to promote her score-settling book about why she was not elected President of the United States.
  149. Clinton lost because PA, WI, and MI have high casualty rates and saw her as pro-war, study says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A new study appears to show that Hilary Clinton lost the battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan in the 2016 presidential election because they had some of the highest casualty rates during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and voters there saw Clinton as the pro-war candidate.
  150. C. L. R. James and His Times
    Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and the Works of C.L.R. James

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Review of the Worldwrite documentary film Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact and the Works of C.L.R. James.
  151. CNN: "Russia is an Adversary, Ukraine is Not."
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Monday morning. David Chalian, CNN Political Director, on CNN's "New Day" program. News ticker: "How do Trump-Russia and DNC-Ukraine compare?" New Day co-anchor Alysin Camerota (former Fox anchor) puts the question to her Political Director. Chalian's mechanical reply: "Russia is an adversary, Ukraine is not."
  152. Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    If President Trump wants to earn a rare legislative victory and take political credit for reviving hard-hit regions of rural America, he should take a close look at how one Kentucky coal company is creating jobs.
  153. A Coalition of Scientists Keeps Watch on the U.S. Government's Climate Data
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Via memos leaked to the press, rogue tweets, and unnamed agency sources, the public learned of growing pressure on federal employees to avoid sharing their scientific work. Meanwhile, small but significant changes to federal web pages hinted at the demise of former president Barack Obama’s efforts to manage climate change.
  154. Colin Kaepernick: Patriotism and the Owning Class
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    National Football League player Colin Kaepernick takes a stand for human rights by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem prior to football games.
  155. Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sanctions by the U.S. Congress which aims to distance relations with Russia may also have a crippling effect on European banks, particularly those in Germany and France.
  156. Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia
    Introduction to the December 17, 2017 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memories and the past. That's the nature of capitalism, especially the speeded-up hypercapitalism of today. The past is useless: profits are made by getting rid of the old and replacing it with something new.
  157. Colonialism Never Gives Anything Away for Nothing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Decolonization is a violent phenomenon exemplified in Zohra Drif’s memoir, "Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter."
  158. The colour-coded Israeli ID system for Palestinians
    Israel's control over the Palestinian population is based on a system of colour-coded IDs in the occupied territories

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the colour-coded system of Palestinian population control that has remained in place in Israel for five decades; it still affects everything from freedom of movement to family unity.
  159. Comey's Lies of Omission
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An examination of testimony by FBI Director James Comey, which pitted President Donald Trump against the powerful US foreign policy establishment that aims to punish the President for not being 'sufficienty hostile' to the Kremlin.
  160. A common treasury for all: Gerrard Winstanley's vision of utopia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gerrard Winstanley was the ideological force behind the Diggers, a left-wing movement during the English Revolution. The Digger movement of 1648-1650 arose out of the juncture of three processes, notably the transition from feudalism to capitalism.
  161. Community Organizing in Philly and New York
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look back at the NY and Philadelphia community activist groups White Lighting, O4O, Standing Up Angry, Young Patriots, and what can be learned towards building compelling and viable alternatives to the Right.
  162. Comply or Die: the Police State's Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Forget everything you’ve ever been taught about free speech in America. It's all a lie.There can be no free speech for the citizenry when the government speaks in a language of force.
  163. A Comprehensive Map of American Lynchings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the practice of lynching in the United States through to the 1960's, where thousands of non-white Americans, mostly black, were killed in public acts of terror. A new map project called 'Monroe Work Today', named after the pioneering sociologist, shows that lynching was not limited to the southern states.
  164. Concrete, or beaches? World's sand running out as global construction booms
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A crucial component of concrete, sand is vital to the global construction industry. China alone is importing a billion tonnes of sand a year, and its increasing scarcity is leading to large scale illegal mining and deadly conflicts. With ever more sand fetched from riverbeds, shorelines and sandbanks, roads and bridges are being undermined and beaches eroded. And the world's sand wars are only set to worsen.
  165. Condemnation Grows for Bipartisan Attack on Free Speech Rights of BDS Supporters
    Lawmakers urged to reject bill that would punish Americans for supporting boycotts of Israel

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A pair of bipartisan bills targeting boycotts of Israel and Israeli settlements appear to have widespread support in Congress, to the dismay of civil rights advocates who say the proposals are an attack on free speech.
  166. Confederate Monuments Down
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    For the rewriters, the Civil War became a "misunderstanding" (as Donald Trump echoes today) and Confederate generals and politicians were transformed into great Southern heroes and cultural icons. African-Americans were routinely humiliated, brutalized, and mutilated.
  167. Confessions of a (verified) Russia-linked Twitter Bot
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Twitter's defines any user who has "ever logged in, at any time, from Russia" as being "Russia-linked." This is taking the new McCarthyism to ridiculous levels.
  168. Connexions Calendar Expired Events 2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  169. Connexions Information Sharing Services - Wikipedia Article - Filipino text
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  170. Connexions welcomes your support
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Your contribution to Connexions will help us preserve the memories, experiences, strategies, success, failures and visions of those who have worked for social justice over the years so that future generations can learn and be inspired by them.
  171. Consigned to the Memory Hole: The content of the DNC Leaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining the content of the DNC data leaks during the 2016 US elections, and the efforts by the Democratic party to distract from their content.
  172. A Consistently Erroneous Technology
    A Magician in the Lab

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the polygraph, or lie detector technology, and why it is unreliable.
  173. The conspiracy to censor the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The political representatives of the American ruling class are engaged in a conspiracy to suppress free speech. Under the guise of combating "trolls" and "fake news" supposedly controlled by Russia, the most basic constitutional rights enumerated in the First Amendment are under direct attack.
  174. Coopting the language of the left at the pro-life march on Washington
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining the use of left wing rhetoric by a participant of the pro-life match on Washington to justify right wing ideologies and policies, and the broader impliciations of such tactics.
  175. Corporate America Unmasked
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While US public views seem generally favourable about American corporations, an extensive study by psychologist Dr. Gary Brumback concludes that leadership, particularly in large corporations, is found to be morally depraved and their organizations often dysfunctional.
  176. Could Punching Nazis Have Prevented Hitler From Taking Power
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There have been repeated references to how Nazism could have been stopped by street-fighting, with almost no attention paid to the concrete socio-political conditions of Germany between 1920 and 1933. For many of those who think that physical force was the key to stopping Nazism, the viral video of Richard Spencer getting punched in the face was far more important as a guide to action than understanding the tragic history of the German left.
  177. Counter Mobilization: an Effective Response to Right Wing Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As the effects of the Great Recession linger, the ruling rich are making every effort to ensure that the working class bears the brunt of the economic crunch. In this atmosphere, elements of the extreme right feel emboldened to promote their reactionary wares. From the increasing visibility of right wing websites like breitbart.com, to well-publicized speaking tours by conservative ideologues like Milo Yiannopoulos and others, to former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon attaining the status of presidential advisor – the message from the top is clear: racism, sexism and xenophobia will all be used to divide and oppress the 99%. Meanwhile, these same poisonous sentiments are used to divert attention from those actually responsible for and benefiting from the current crisis.
  178. Cowardly New World: Alternative Media Under Attack by Algorithms 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An insidious assault is underway against alternative media on the internet. Leftist and progressive websites have been suffering significant declines in traffic. Some have had online income sources cut. Many others have been publicly defamed.
    The only voices speaking the truth, says Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, are those on the fringes and we must amplify them however we can. Some suggestions:
    * Read/view alternative media stories and share them in whatever venues you can.
    * Stop consuming mainstream media and stop posting links to it.
    * Actively support alternative media by donating money, time or other resources.
    * Stop using Google as your search engine; I recommend DuckDuckGo. You will be surprised at how much you've been missing.
    * Become the media: take your own photos or video and write up stories yourself for whatever outlet will take your work, even if that's only your own blog.
  179. CRAC-PC: take the arms and the destiny of our lives in Guerrero, Mexico
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    A documentary on the CRAC-PC (Regional Coordinator of Communitary Authorities - Communitarian Police), a police force of community volunteers elected by regional assemblies, operating in the Guerrero state in Mexico.
  180. Creating a Socialism that Meets Needs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is widespread and growing understanding that the current social order cannot continue without catastrophe occurring - yet we lack a vision of what might replace it.
  181. Creating an Ecological Society 
    Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Because it aims squarely at replacing capitalism with an ecologically sound and socially just society, Creating an Ecological Society is filled with revolutionary hope. Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, who have devoted their lives to activism, Marxist analysis, and ecological science, provide informed, fascinating accounts of how a new world can be created from the ashes of the old.
  182. A creeping quiet in Indian journalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How a combination of government pressure, harassment by political activists, commercial actors including both advertisers and some media owners, is exercising a chilling effect on Indian journalism.
  183. The Crimes of Seal Team 6
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL Team 6 is today the most celebrated of the U.S. military's special mission units. But hidden behind the heroic narratives is a darker, more troubling story of "revenge ops," unjustified killings, mutilations, and other atrocities -- a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command's leadership.
  184. Cultural Appropriation and Secular Blasphemy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On the controversies over 'cultural appropriation'.
  185. Cultural Imperialism and the Seeds of Catastrophe: Ripping Up The Social Fabric of India
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Foreign capital is dictating the prevailing development agenda in India. The aim is to replace current structures with a system of industrial agriculture suited to the needs of Western agribusiness, food processing and retail concerns.The plan is for a fraction of the population left in farming working on contracts for large suppliers and large chain supermarkets offering a diet of highly processed, denutrified, genetically altered food based on crops soaked with chemicals and grown in increasingly degraded soils according to an unsustainable model of agriculture that is less climate/drought resistant, less diverse and unable to achieve food security.
  186. Cutting Cords to Kurds: Facebook's Foreign Policy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent deletion and suspension of Facebook accounts of Kurdish supporters provides further troubling evidence that the popular social media company has been censoring the Kurdish resistance for the past five years.
  187. Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania's Mariner East 2 Pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examination of the troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  188. The danger of the white American liberal
    What a team of 10-year-olds building a robot can teach us about sexism and racism in the US.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Liberal white American reaction to the sexism and racism exeplified in the Google manifesto and the killing of nine innocent people at Emanuel AME church in Charleston shows how remarkably how easy it is to condemn the evil other when we can use that to avoid facing our responsibility for the society we ourselves have created and work to maintain.
  189. The Dangerous Academic is an Extinct Species
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Nair analyzes current academia and the structures in place that prevent academics and students from putting forth ideas that challenge the status quo.
  190. Dangerous Grounds
    Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    As the Vietnam War divided the nation, a network of antiwar coffeehouses appeared in the towns and cities outside American military bases. Owned and operated by civilian activists, GI coffeehouses served as off-base refuges for the growing number of active-duty soldiers resisting the war.
  191. The Dangers of Salting Under Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Johnson analyzes the legal rights that a labour union 'salt' has -- or doesn't have -- in the wake of the anti-union of the U.S. government.
  192. Davis Day: Coal Miners & Community Connection
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An historical look at tragic events in the Cape Breton coal mining community, highlighting mining companyies' greed that led to unrest and disaster.
  193. Dawn of "Total War" and the Surveillance State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In its efforts to mobilize society for "total war," a still nascent corporate liberal state expanded its scope and authority and in doing so laid foundations and set precedents for the expansion of executive power and the rise of the national surveillance state.
  194. A Day in the Life of a Day Laborer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at day labourers in Chicago, many who work precariously, under dangerous conditions and sometimes without getting paid.
  195. DEA Lied to Congress About Deadly Raid That Killed Four Hondurans, Government Report Says
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Drug Enforcement Administration repeatedly lied to Congress about fatal shooting incidents in Honduras, including the killing of four civilians during a DEA-led operation, according to a devastating 424-page report released today by the inspectors general for the State and Justice departments.
  196. The Dead Don't Rest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rodgers reviews two novels by Han Kang, "The Vegetarian" and "Human Acts", and analyzes their shared themes dealing with humanity's struggle against its own most destructive qualities.
  197. Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Martin Empson reviews an important book (DEAD ZONE: Where the Wild Things Were
    by Philip Lymber,Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017) for activists, a frightening examination of the impact of industrial agriculture on the environment, and particularly biodiversity.
  198. Death of an Activist in Venezuela: In Memory of Orlando Figueroa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Highlighting the death of a political activist in Venezuala by the utra-right, which uses brutality, murder and ecological destruction to pursue their goal of recuperating control over the oil producing nation.
  199. The Death of Liam Tumilson, an Irish Anti-Fascist in Spain
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Murphy commemorates the life of Liam Tumilson, who fought against facism in the Spanish Civil War.
  200. Debating the world revolution
    Book Review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of "To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International", edited and translated by John Riddell.
  201. Debunking the 2 claims: anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and BDS unfairly singles out Israel 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author points out the falsehoods surrounding the two most common claims by those who oppose actions in support of Palestinian rights.
  202. The Decertification of Iran Speech: Refuting Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Despite the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) declaring each time it has reported - most recently in August 2017 - that Iran is in total compliance with its agreements in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Donald Trump has now carried through on his threat to decertify Iran.
  203. The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a real danger here that this maneuver could harshly backfire, to the great benefit of Trump and to the great detriment of those who want to oppose him. If any of the significant claims in this “dossier” turn out to be provably false -- such as Cohen’s trip to Prague -- many people will conclude, with Trump’s encouragement, that large media outlets (CNN and BuzzFeed) and anti-Trump factions inside the government (CIA) are deploying "Fake News" to destroy him. In the eyes of many people, that will forever discredit -- render impotent -- future journalistic exposés that are based on actual, corroborated wrongdoing.
  204. The Deep State is the State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Like all elements of the state, the so-called deep state exists to enforce the economic supremacy of US capitalism.
  205. Demythifying Native Americans
    "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's and Dina Gilio-Whitaker's "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans.
  206. Depraved Treatment of Drug War Captives on US Coast Guard Ships
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Wessler provides details in an interview transcript on how the United States Coast Guard routinely subjects individuals alleged to be involved in the transport of cocaine between South America and Central America to such conditions.
  207. Deranged and Deluded: The Media's Complicity In The Climate Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In an important recent book, the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh refers to the present era of corporate-driven climate crisis as 'The Great Derangement'. For almost 12,000 years, since the last Ice Age, humanity has lived through a period of relative climate stability known as the Holocene. When Homo sapiens shifted, for the most part, from a nomadic hunter-gatherer existence to an agriculture-based life, towns and cities grew, humans went into space and the global population shot up to over seven billion people.
  208. Despair is Not a Strategy: 15 Principles of Hope
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Brockman lists various methods to prevent feelings of cynicism, frustration, and grief for social activists and to inspire renewed hope in their efforts.
  209. The Destruction of Inlet Beach
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As Inlet Beach undergoes development to turn the site into a tourist vacation spot and with no support from the county government or develepment laws, the local community is slowly driven away.
  210. The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon's Boss
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Pointed criticism of online retailer Amazon and its Boss Jeff Bezos, whose practices include avoiding state taxes, erosion of traditional retail and small business, and undermining the tax base in communities.
  211. Detroit Radicals' Odessey
    In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James & Grace Lee Boggs

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Stephen M. Ward's In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James & Grace Lee Boggs.
  212. Detroit's Rebellion and Rise of the Neoliberal State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 1967 hundreds of uprisings circulated across U.S. cities with unprecedented power and intensity. Almost always the provocation was racist police violence - ranging from arrests to beatings to shootings.
  213. Detroit's Rebellion at Fifty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    From the days of the Marcus Garvey nationalist movement in the early decades of the century, to Malcolm X, revolutionary autoworkers and the Black Power movement in the 1960s, Detroit was front and center in debates on strategy and tactics to win Black freedom.
  214. Detroit's Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Detroit's economic comeback is greatly overstated, while many residents survive through informal business arrangements and bartering.
  215. Dialectics and Difference: Against the 'Decolonial Turn'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "Decolonial" criticism is an example of vogue academic approach, which can be grafted onto preexisting disciplines and practices with relative ease. Still further, in so doing, it offers the semblance of radicalism, because it appears to challenge the tacit erasures and hidden presuppositions of prior revolutionary perspectives.
  216. Did Scandal Tip the Balance?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 2014 a rumor circulated in UAW plants even beyond the Detroit area that UAW Vice President General Holiefield had been "on the take." He suddenly resigned, his administrative assistant was let go and within months Holiefield died from cancer. Then silence.
  217. The Dirty Secret of the Korean War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is a much darker denial at work in forgetting the specifics of history, and this unwillingness to honestly examine the Korean War is at the root of our ongoing conflict with North Korea.
  218. Disappeared on the Border: "Chase and Scatter" -- to Death
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The inhuman tactics used by US Border Patrol Agents against people corssing the border are causing untold numbers of migrants to die in the desert.
  219. Disaster at Arm's Length
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Grenfell Tower disaster in London exposes the class violence embedded in London's gentrifying neighbourhoods.
  220. Discovery of mass graves highlights bloody scramble for Congo’s resources
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Last week, a team with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights together with personnel from the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) discovered scores of mass graves in Kasai Province, a south central region of the Congo currently wracked by bloody conflict between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC) and Kamuina Nsapu, a local tribal militia.
  221. Disobeying Spain: the Catalan Referendum for Independence
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On October 1, 2017, all across Catalunya ballot boxes were ripped from people's hands by masked police and a dangerous violence was unleashed, at random, upon some of the 2,262,424 people who stood in long lines to cast their vote. The repression dealt by the Spanish State to prohibit the Catalan Referendum, in every bloodied baton and ever rubber bullet, transformed the day from a question of independence to a question of democracy.
  222. Divine ecstasy of Nature: Selected Writings by John Muir
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A new collection of John Muir's (1838-1914) writings promises to inspire another generation to fall in love with wild nature, to care for it, to know that wilderness is not optional but central to our survival in the centuries to come. His words survive him. "Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike."
  223. Do you know a community that might like a new newspaper?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    At least 171 media organizations in 138 communities closed between 2008 and this January [2017]. However, Canadian communities still should be able to have reliable newspapers. They need to explore creating community-controlled not-for-profit papers.
  224. Do You Socialists Have Any Plans?
    Why we need socialist architects

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Bruce Lerro claims that the only way 21st century socialism is going to get any traction or respect from the working class is if socialists collectively develop blueprints for socialism: five years, ten years, fifty years down the road.
  225. Doctors in Denial
    Why Big Pharma and the Canadian medical professionals are too close for comfort

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    A look into the disturbing relationships between medical doctors and Big Pharma, which has influenced what medical students learn and the interactions doctors have with their patients.
  226. Document Trove Details Bradley Foundation's Efforts to Build Right-Wing "Infrastructure" Nationwide
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Documents examined by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) expose a national effort funded by the Milwaukee-based Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to assess and expand right-wing "infrastructure" to influence policies and politicians in statehouses nationwide.
  227. Does Freedom of Speech Include Fascists?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There are two concepts on how to deal with fascism. One is fighting; the other is running away.
  228. Dolores
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2017
    Dolores is a 2017 documentary directed by Peter Bratt on the life of activist Dolores Huerta. The film focuses on Huerta's work to organize farmworkers in California to form the United Farm Workers (UFW), in alliance with such movements as the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, LGBTQ social movements, and the late 20th century Women's rights movement.
  229. Don Draper Rules: Russian Ads and American Madness
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    So we've finally seen some of the social media ads which we are told skewed the entire election in 2016 and constituted a key part of the internet assault on America launched by Vladimir Putin's "troll army." Scary stuff blazoned across front pages and screen scrolls everywhere. But before going on, perhaps we should find out what makes a social media account part of Putin's invasion force?
    Well, according to Twitter, it is ANY account created in Russia.
  230. Donald Trump and the death of the two-state solution
    The demise of the two-state has been evident for some time.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    At his meeting with the US President Donald Trump at the White House on February 15, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scored what in his eyes must be a spectacular diplomatic success: he got the new president to reverse the US' long-standing support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to give him a free hand to do more or less whatever he likes with the West Bank.
  231. Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life -- And He Isn't Going to Change After Charlottesville
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Consider the first time the president's name appeared on the front page of the New York Times was an article which pointed out that the Department of Justice had sued the Trump family's real estate company in federal court over alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act because of anti-black bias. Over the next four decades, Trump burnished his reputation as a bigot.
  232. Don't Call the Cops If You're Autistic, Deaf, Mentally Ill, Disabled or Old
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When people entering the police service are trained to be military warriors instead of peace officers, tense situations involving some of our society's more vulnerable people will more likely end violently.
  233. Don't tell me that working-class people can’t be articulate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    When writing dialogue, the idea that a drug dealer must be portrayed as verbally hesitant is daft -- language is not a tool issued by the nobility.
  234. Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Little attention is paid to reporters from the Global South who are killed, abused, or left stranded by foreign media.
  235. Down on the Seed: The World Bank Enables Corporate Takeover of Seeds
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Exposing how the World Bank's policies ignores and undermines farmer-managed seed systems and enables profiteering by agrochemical companies.
  236. Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The driverless personal car is quickly emerging without a legal, ethical and priorities framework, when priorities should be placed on safer, more efficient and less polluting means of transport.
  237. Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Several decades ago, the al-Matwa spring in Salfit city would often be crowded with Palestinians hiking in the valley and families picnicking alongside the clear, flowing stream. Now, however, the sewage flowing through the spring, the rancid smell that engulfs the valley, and the mosquitoes swarming the area have left the valley largely deserted.
  238. Dump the Guardian!
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Guardian has spent the last two years relentlessly attacking Jeremy Corbyn. Only recently has it changed its tune, perhaps worried that it has alienated too many readers. Corbyn's success has been despite the Guardian and the rest of the corporate media. The Guardian will now want readers to forget its propaganda war on Corbyn. We've compiled this list so they don't. Dump the Guardian!
  239. The Dying Days of Liberalism
    How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It's not a small thing that has fallen here, not merely the defeat of Hillary Clinton and Americans rejecting Obama’s "legacy". We are dealing with a series of institutions, an expert class, and a network of political and corporate alliances, that is being shaken beyond repair. We are in the earliest days of a historical transition, so it's not clear what is coming next, and the labels that have been proliferating demonstrate confusion and uncertainty -- populism, nativism, nationalism, etc.
  240. Dylan and Woody: Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Daniel Wolff's 'Grown Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913.'
  241. Ear Hustle: Prison podcast tells of life in San Quentin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Recorded in the historic San Quentin State Prison, the new Ear Hustle podcast paints a human image of life in lockup.
  242. East York Workers' Association
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The East York Workers' Association (EYWA) was an unemployment movement that developed during the Great Depression in the township of East York, Ontario.
  243. Ecologist Special Report: From fish to forests and conflicts to coffee ... how humans are affected by climate-driven species shifts
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Climate change has species on the move, with major consequences for biodiversity and human communities. Building resilience has never been more important and Indigenous Peoples are showing the way.
  244. Ecologist Special Report: Why mining and violence are inextricably linked
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The South African government is currently embarking on streamlining decision-making processes in mining. To many this sounds like more top-down decision-making at the expense of those communities that will have to host mines and paves the way for more violent conflict, warns Jasper Finkeldey.
  245. Ecology and value theory
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Jason W Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital.
  246. The Economy of an Ecological Society Will Be at the Service of Humanity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What would a truly just, equal and ecologically sustainable future look like? Why would it require a change in our economic system, namely the end of capitalism? Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams answer these questions in Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation.
  247. The Ecosocialism of Joel Kovel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Joel Kovel has been a prestigious and best-selling writer on psychotherapy, a militant left activist from the middle 1960s onward, an eco-theorist and an explorer of the world just beyond our sense perceptions.
  248. Ecuadoreans Won't Back Down in Fighting Chevron-Texaco Over Amazon Oil Disaster
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A class-action lawsuit first filed in 1993 against Chevron-Texaco has taken its toll on the lawyers and Ecuadorean people seeking justice for environmental damage. Hope for justice and healing drives people to not give up.
  249. EducationSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  250. Edward Snowden Has Some Advice for Donald Trump About Surveillance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Emmons interviews NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about Trump's skewed priorities.
  251. Election Con 2016: New Evidence Demolishes the Myth of Trump's "Blue-Collar" Populism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Evidence indicates that Donald Trump's popularity among working class voters had less to do with economic insecurity and more to do with embracing support for elitist, pro-corporate, and reactionary social agendas.
  252. Election Interference Hypocrisy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While Canadian and Western media pursue Russian election meddling they ignore clear-cut Canadian meddling elsewhere, and the Unites States' long history of interference in elections around the world, including in Canada.
  253. Empire Abroad, Empire At Home
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The institutions and ideas U.S. elites used to project "full spectrum dominance" onto the global stage have eventually become part of the political order in the U.S. It is empire -- most of all -- that dooms democracy. As corporations have an insatiable drive for profit, empires have an insatiable drive for power.
  254. Empire of Destruction 
    Precision Warfare? Don't Make Me Laugh

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A single word to summarize American war-making in this last decade and a half: rubble. It's been a painfully apt term since September 11, 2001. In addition, to catch the essence of such war in this century, two new words might be useful: rubblize and rubblization.
  255. Endarkenment: Postmodernism, Identity Politics, and the Attack on Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Many today find the idea of free speech appalling -- an awful fact to those who believe in freedom, quaint as it sounds. Left-liberals agitate to prevent disagreeable expression. Their masked street allies physically attack those who engage in it.
  256. Endarkenment: Postmodernism, Identity Politics, and the Attack on Free Speech
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Both postmodern thinking and identity politics, towards overthrowing their respective enemies, use ideological forms that mirror or caricature those of their enemies. identity politics adopted a basic characteristic of racism and bigotry (essentialism) in order to attack racism and bigotry.
  257. Endless Atrocities: The US Role In Creating The North Korean Fortress-State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An overview of the history that informs North Korea's relations with the United States and "drives its determination never to submit to any American diktat".
  258. Enemies of the People
    How hatred of the masses bridges our partisan divide

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As we veer into a brave new age of right-wing populism, a restive mood of contempt for the masses has seized the opposition. Demoralized liberals, still reeling from the debacle of the 2016 presidential ballot, are salving their wounds with reveries of metaphysical superiority.
  259. Engels, Neanderthals and the origins of the family
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Based on concrete evidence from genetics and archaeology, Friedrich Engel's theories well over a hundred years ago are still relevant to current disputes about the origins of the human family.
  260. EnvironmentSources.com
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  261. E. P. Thompson's Socialist Humanism
    E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and Polemics

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Cal Winslow's E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and Polemics.
  262. The erasure of Syrian voices in Western media
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Trapped between a police state and Al Qaeda, average Syrians explain why they fear regime change.
  263. Essential Debates at the Intersections of Science and Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the introduction to his new book "A Redder Shade of Green", Ian Angus says ecosocialism must be based on a careful synthesis of Marxist social science and Earth System science -- a twenty-first century rebirth of scientific socialism.
  264. Europe: Reactionary Working Class? "Could it be that the Left have failed their constituencies"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    There is no lack of condemnation and moralizing to those who go to the far right. An increasing number of commentators, however, are now beginning to suspect that the march of large groups of workers toward the far right can be an expression of protest against the prevailing social development. Not all have received the benefits from the globalization success story.
  265. Evicting the Underclass
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Chinese government campaign to expel migrant workers from Beijing is designed to reap greater profits from urban land and reserve the city for elites.
  266. Evictions, trials as Russian Church claims property
    With the resurgence of a Kremlin-endorsed monastery, islanders on Valaam have endured trials, evictions and arson.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    With the resurgence of a Kremlin-endorsed monastery, islanders on Valaam have endured trials, evictions and arson.
  267. Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims, Too
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the impact of wind and solar projects in the Yucatan state of Mexico on the nearby communities, in particular farmers, and the failures of the government to consult or inform the community on the environmental impacts and contract terms.
  268. Expert panel identifies unacceptable toll of food and farming systems on human health
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The UN Committee on World Food Security in Rome has today launched a new report examining the impact of chemical intensive, industrial food system on human health.
  269. The Extraordinary Lynne Stewart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Remembering Lynne Stewart, who died on March 12, 2017.
  270. Eyewitness at Standing Rock
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Interview with Rebecca Kemble.
  271. The Facts Proving Corbyn's Election Triumph
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Corbyn has proved himself the most popular Labour leader with the electorate in more than 40 years, apart from Blair’s landslide victory in 1997.
  272. Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  273. Fake news about the Rojava revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sharply different opinions have developed among the radical left in recent years towards the Syrian radical democratic movement led by the Democratic Union Party (PYD) -- an initially Kurdish-based force which through a series of political and military struggles and alliances has recently formed the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria, as a model for a multi-ethnic, non-sectarian, federal and socially just alternative for the nation and the region.
  274. Fake News about Venezuela: A Simple Recipe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "Journalists" who want to write fake news about Venezuela, or about any other country or group that dares to stand up to US imperialism, only need to follow this simple recipe:
    - Choose one or more countries/groups opposed to US imperialism
    - If available, have a former official, now being paid by the US government, make the accusations
    - Season well with doses of "war on terror" and/or "war on drugs"
    - Sprinkle with opinions of "experts" who work in DC think tanks or US-funded NGOs
  275. Fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles: Underresearched and overhyped
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the early years of the internet, it was revolutionary to have a world of information just a click away from anyone, anywhere, anytime. Many hoped this inherently democratic technology could lead to better-informed citizens more easily participating in debate, elections and public discourse.
  276. Fake News Inquiry: Old Wine in New Bottles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A criticism of a recent investigation by the UK's Culture, Media and Sports committee into 'fake news' and public persuasion by false propaganda, describing the challenges of identifying or preventing the dissemination of fake news.
  277. Fake News on Russia in the New York Times, 1917-2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Fake news on Russia is a Times tradition that can be traced back at least as far as the 1917 revolution.
  278. 'Fake news' or free speech: Is Google cracking down on left media?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Left leaning progressive websites say they are being unfairly penalized by Google's efforts to stamp out fake news.
  279. Fake News: the Unravelling of US Empire From Within
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A war of opposing certitudes and denunciations is waged day to day between the long-ruling US corporate media and the White House. Both continuously proclaim ringing recriminations of the other's 'fake news'. Over months they both portray each other as malevolent liars.
  280. FAO: Plantations are not forests!
    Since 1948 the UN's Food and Agriculture has been clinging to an outmoded definition of 'forests' that includes industrial wood plantations

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The FAO definition considers forests to be basically just 'a bunch of trees', while ignoring other fundamental aspects of forests, including their many other life-forms such as other types of plants, as well as animals, and forest-dependent human communities. Equally, it ignores the vital contribution of forests to natural processes that provide soil, water and oxygen.
  281. Fascism and the far right; twenty years on
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Author Dave Renton revisits his book Fascism: Theory and Practice, and examines how his perspectives would change if he was to think today about the same questions raised 20 years ago.
  282. Fascism and anti-fascism in 1930s Manchester
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An account of the growth of fascism in Manchester in the early 1930s, and working class resistance to it.
  283. Fast food rights: organising the unorganised
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The experience from the examples of organising the unorganised both in the US and UK demonstrate that it is possible to develop union organisation; significant examples are discussed in this article, particularly in a British context.
  284. Fast and Furious: Now They're Really Gunning for Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Allegations about President Donald Trump revealing highly classified intelligence are intended to bring him down.
  285. The FBI: Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Lately, there's been a lot of rhetoric comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The concern is that a Nazi-type regime may be rising in America. That process, however, began a long time ago.
  286. The FBI's Forgotten Criminal History
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The FBI has a long record of both deceit and incompetence. Five years ago, Americans learned that the FBI was teaching its agents that "the FBI has the ability to bend or suspend the law to impinge on the freedom of others." This has practically been the Bureau's motif since its creation in 1908.
  287. The FBI's Perjury Trap of the Century
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    John Brennan, Jim Comey, Sally Yates, Peter Strzok and a passel of deep state operatives -- all of whom baldly abused their offices, set a perjury trap designed to snare Mike Flynn as a first step in relitigating and reversing the voters' verdict.
  288. The FBI's Secret Rules
    President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A collection of articles exploring the contents and implications of a cache of internal FBI manuals, offering a rare window into the FBI’s quiet expansion since 9/11.
  289. Fear and Trembling in the Workplace
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Organized labour is desperately in need of a major facelift. The AFL-CIO needs to hire the best public relations firm in the land, pay them what they ask, do exactly as they say, and get busy educating the American public.
  290. A Few Things About Nonviolence: A Response to Yoav Litvin
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The goal of a true movement opposing American fascism should not be adrenaline-boosting brawls, it can only be the long and dedicated work of dismantling various engines of white supremacy within our socio-political landscape.
  291. Fighting Back for Survival
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The editors reflect on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
  292. Fighting Fascism: the Irish at the Battle of Cordoba
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A history of the role played by Irish citizens who enlisted to fight against General Franco's fascist forces in Spain in 1936.
  293. Fighting for climate justice
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Climate change is a key factor in oppression of the poor worldwide.
  294. Fighting for Their Water and Their Lives, Communities Take Direct Action Against Barrick Gold in the Dominican Republic
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    People who live near the Pueblo Viejo gold mine iin Dominican Republic struggle to gain accountabilty from the Canadian-owned companies running it. Their environment has been poisoned and they want funds for 600 families to be relocated.
  295. Fighting Franco: the First Irish Casualties of the Spanish Civil War
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A brief biography of Tommy Patten and Jack Barry focusing on their involvement in the Spanish Civil War.
  296. Fighting the Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Certainly, anti-Arab and Muslim sentiments in the US have been around for generations, but it has risen sharply in the last two decades. Arabs and Muslims have become an easy scapegoat for all of America's failed wars and counter-violence.
  297. Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An interview with economist Michael Hudson, who argues that the International Monetary Fund provided loans to Greece with the deliberate intention that the country be forced to go into default and be forced to sell public assets and land.
  298. Finland: 100th anniversary of workers' revolution drowned in blood
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at the Workers' Revolution in Finland, a source of inspiration and a powerful example of the strength of collective struggle.
  299. First of Its Kind Study Shows 55,400 People Hospitalized or Killed by US Cops in a Single Year
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The authors of a study which examined police interactions with the public conclude that alarmingly high numbers reflect an "excess exposure" of people to police violence.
  300. The Flint Militants
    Eighty years ago, the Flint Sit-Down Strike showed the power of a determined rank and file and a class-conscious leadership

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In 1937 hundreds of autoworkers seized two General Motors (GM) plants in Flint, Michigan, paralyzing the massive corporation's production line. The workers' new tactic - the sit-down strike - threatened to fundamentally change the balance of power between workers and management.
  301. Florynce Kennedy & Black Feminism
    Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Sherie M. Randolph's Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical.
  302. Following the Levellers, volume One
    Political and Religious Radicals in the English Civil War and Revolution, 1645–1649

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    This book reinterprets the Leveller authorships of John Lilburne, Richard Overton and William Walwyn, and foregrounds the role of ordinary people in petitioning and protest during an era of civil war and revolution.
  303. A Foodie's Guide to Capitalism: Understanding the Political Economy of What We Eat
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Capitalism drives our global food system. Everyone who wants to end hunger, who wants to eat good, clean, healthy food, needs to understand capitalism. This book will help do that.
  304. Forest Service's 'Independent' Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Written by Pipeline Company Contractor
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The U.S. Forest Service recently published an assessment of the proposed Atlantic Coast pipeline, calling the report "independent." In reality the assessment was performed and written by none other than a contractor working for the pipeline company.
  305. The Fort Hood 43
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A history of the 43 infantrymen who refused to be deployed against protestors at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
  306. Forty Questions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An excerpt from Valeria Luiselli's book "Tell me How it Ends", a damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children in the United States.
  307. Fracking kills newborn babies - polluted water likely cause
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A new study in Pennsylvania, USA shows that fracking is strongly related to increased mortality in young babies. The effect is most pronounced in counties with many drinking water wells indicating that contamination by 'produced water' from fracking is a likely cause. Radioactive pollution with uranium, thorium and radium is a 'plausible explanation' for the excess deaths.
  308. Frantz Fanon: Decolonisation through revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A review of Peter Hudis, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Pluto Press, 2015); Lewis R Gordon, What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought (Fordham University Press, 2015); and Leo Zeilig, Frantz Fanon: The Militant Philosopher of Third World Revolution (I B Taurus, 2016). The three books illustrate a renewed interest among activists and within academia in the life and work of Frantz Fanon. The three highlighted works demonstrate that Fanon has many lessons for current movements against racism, imperialism and capitalism.
  309. Franz Kafka: In His Times and Ours
    Franz Kafka: Subversive Dreamer

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Michael Lowy's Franz Kafka: Subversive Dreamer.
  310. Free Speech for the Right? A Primer on Key Legal Questions and Principles
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The rise in national attention to the "alt-right" and fascist-white supremacist protesters has raised questions about the parameters of free speech in America. When can free speech be limited, if ever? What are the implications of attempting to limit controversial speech? And what precedents has the Supreme Court set regarding free speech?
  311. Free Speech and Unsafe Spaces 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Malik criticizes "the blinkered, self-centred, indeed narcissistic, attitudes that shape much contemporary discussion on speech and its limits. Free speech, from this perspective, requires not a robust exchange of ideas but the validation of my views. I should have the right to denounce anyone I wish, but criticism of my views is a denial of my free speech. Vigorously defending oneself against criticism is to deny safe space for one's critics."
  312. Freedom for the Speech We Hate: a Legal Guide to Your Protest Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A list of Constitutional questions and answers, including laws and guidelines for peaceful protesting, aimed at promoting the effectiveness of the First Amendment.
  313. The Freeland-Chomiak Connection: "It takes a village to raise a Nazi"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sanders uncovers Chrystia Freeland's, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, own personal and professional connection with fascist groups and publications.
  314. From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their will, censoring content that threatens their rule. But in the "democratic" west, it is being done differently. The state does not have to interfere directly -- it outsources its dirty work to corporations.
  315. From Left Radicalism to Radical Islamism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The current preoccupations of Islamic youth in Britian are much different from the anti-racist activism and political radicalism of the author's generation.
  316. From the Editors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Beyond the specifics of the disagreements regarding the election results, it also became clear that political support for the Insurgent Notes project, as it had evolved within that small group was not as deep-seated as needed to allow for coherent decision-making about how we should proceed. We are in the process of forming a new editorial group that we hope will address that fundamental challenge.
  317. Fury at Azaria Verdict is Israel's Trump Moment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Examining the popular reaction to the conviction in military court of Elor Azaria for manslaughter as demonstrating a deep social divide in the vein of Trump's election in the US and the Brexit vote in the UK.
  318. The Future Belongs to the Blasphemers
    A message from ex-Muslims to mark International Blasphemy Day

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Some people believe that disagreeing with deeply held beliefs is hate. It is not. I want to remind you that many of the most powerful ideas, ideas that changed our world were once heretical. I want to remind you that many of the most radical thinkers and reformists in past eras were blasphemers against the established order of their day.
  319. Gaza's women of steel
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gadzo interviews three different women in Gaza who have taken on difficult, yet culturally progressive, employment in the wake of the region's economic devastation.
  320. Gender segregation is humiliating and damaging
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The author looks at gender segregation, drawing on her own personal experiences in Iran but also in a broader context and the resulting psychological damage done to girls from a very young age.
  321. Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter the market on a daily basis. The majority of products receive no regulatory supervision at all.
  322. The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    To a certain extent, Aung San Suu Kyi is a false prophet. Glorified by the west for many years, she was made a 'democracy icon' because she opposed the same forces in her country, Burma, at the time that the US-led western coalition isolated Rangoon for its alliance with China.
  323. Gentrification Represents a Geography of Inequality
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What does gentrification mean for the future of American cities? It means more than the arrival of trendy shops and expensive coffee. Peter Moskowitz intertwines human narratives with incisive analysis of the systemic forces contributing to America's crises of race and inequality, in How to Kill a City. Click here now to order this book with a donation to Truthout!The following is a Truthout interview with Peter Moskowitz, author of How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood.
  324. Geri Allen: A Tribute
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    By the time Geri Allen, the pianist, composer and Detroit native who died June 27, 2017 at the age of 60, arrived in New York City in 1984, she had finished one of the most rigorous formal educations then available for an aspiring jazz musician, and it showed
  325. The German Revolution (World Revolution for Beginners Part III) 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    It's really important to understand that the Nazis made real appeals to the working class, not very successfully, but they considered themselves to be a party that was for a workers' revolution, but for a German Workers Revolution. So, that’s something often lost in translation when people just say "Nazis" or "National Socialists".
  326. Germany's Network Enforcement Act: Legal framework for censorship of the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On October 1, 2017, the Network Enforcement Act took effect in Germany. Under the cover of a fight against "fake news" and "hate speech," it creates a legal framework for censorship of the Internet.
  327. Getting Assange: the Untold Story
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The witchhunt against Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange.
  328. Ghost Nation
    An ethnic-cleansing campaign by the government threatens to empty South Sudan

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Reporter Nick Turse provides a first hand acount of his time spent covering a refugee crisis in Southern Sudan, where the government's Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is committing atrocities that include mass rape, mutilation, torture, and the burning down of villages.
  329. The Ghosts of St. Louis Future
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Maxwell provides an analysis of the court decision by Judge Timothy J. Wilson's acquital of Jason Stockley, the white St. Louis cop charged with the first-degree murder of Anthony Lamar Smith (a 24-year-old African American).
  330. Gig Economy or Odd Jobs: What May Seem Trendy to Privileged City Dwellers and Suburbanites is as Old as Poverty
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The rise of precarious employment is not a stimulus to "creativity" but a long-established way of explloiting the poor.
  331. Gilroy and Reed on Race, Class & Culture
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The common theme has been the way that those who call themselves 'progressive' or 'anti-racist' often draw upon ideas that are deeply regressive and rooted in racial ways of thinking; and that the consequences of identity politics and of concepts such as cultural appropriation is to bring about not social justice but the empowerment of those who would act as gatekeeprs to particular communities. The articles have inevitably drawn much hostility, especially from would-be gatekeepers, who insist that to challenge such ideas is to challenge antiracism, even to 'defend white supremacy'.
  332. Giving a Voice to Local NGOs in a Flawed Global Aid Environment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Driven by wealthy donor countries, the global aid environment is flawed and unbalanced, and evidence suggests it is taking advantage of the regions they are supposed to be helping.
  333. A Global Matrix of Control
    War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Jeff Halper's War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.
  334. Globalization vs. Empire: Can Trump Contain the Growing Split?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A brief history of US policy supporting globalization and the growing divide it has created between US hegemony and global capitalism, and criticism of the Trump administrations capability to deal with the impacts of this divide.
  335. Globe and Mail promotes Controversial Mining Magnate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    How close is too close when it comes to media outlets working with institutions set up by wealthy individuals to influence the news? The question becomes important to ask when Canada's "national newspaper" promotes a worldview paid for by one of the planet's most controversial mining magnates. The Globe and Mail's close ties to the Munk Debates and University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs should worry journalists and everyone who cares about foreign policy discussion in this country.
  336. God: A Human History - a rescue attempt by Reza Aslan
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Gods and religions have caused so much distress that even those who have spent a lifetime apologising for and ignoring the doctrinal foundations of their abuses must make a rescue attempt.
  337. Good To Know You! - John Berger's ways of seeing
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A tribute to the life and work of John Berger, author of the influential 'Ways of Seeing'.
  338. Goodbye to Golden Rice? GM Trait Leads to Drastic Yield Loss and "Metabolic Meltdown"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    While proponents of Golden rice have blamed its failure to reach the market on "over-regulation" of GMOs and on "anti-GMO" opposition, the latest research suggests that problems intrinsic to GMO breeding are what have prevented researchers from developing Golden Rice suitable for commercialization.
  339. Google Is So Big, It Is Now Shaping Policy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. And It's Screwing It Up.
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A snap decision by Google has begun to reshape the drug treatment industry, tilting the playing field toward large conglomerates-- the precise opposite outcome Google had hoped to achieve.
  340. Google's Eric Schmidt admits political censorship of search results
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Recent remarks by the Executive Chairman of Google's parent company confirm charges that the company has been deliberately altering its search algorithms and taking other measures to prevent the public from accessing information that is critical of the US government.
  341. Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    New data suggests that the implementation of changes in Google's search evaluation protocols resulted in a massive loss of readership of socialist, anti-war and progressive web sites.
  342. The Government Is Trying to Make It Impossible For Reality Winner to Defend Herself in Court
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Justice Department is engaged in a multi-pronged effort to hamstring Reality Winner's defense against charges of violating the Espionage Act behind cumbersome classification rules.
  343. Grasping Diversity, Embracing Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Can Diversity Embrace Democracy? Can Democracy Acknowledge Diversity?
  344. The Great American Sex Panic of 2017
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    What interest of sanity or reason is served by this reckless lumping together of flicks of the tongue and forcible rapes into the single broad-brush term “sexual misconduct,” as though there is no important difference between an oafish pat or crude remark at an office party and a gang rape?
  345. The Great Power Shift: a Russia-China Alliance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A significant powershift in the triangular relaionship between the US, Russia and China is occuring as Sino-Russian relations are improving.
  346. The Great Unraveling: Using Science and Philosophy to Decode Modernity
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    All of this ecological destruction has been driven by America’s most popular exports: capitalism and imperialism. William Hawes talked about using science and philosophy to decode modernity.
  347. Greece mourns slain anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A self-professed Golden Dawn member stabbed leftist rapper Killah P to death in Piraeus on September 18, 2013.
  348. Green nationalism? How the far right could learn to love the environment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Myths of a pagan past in harmony with nature have been a feature of green nationalism, from its beginnings through to the Anastasia ecovillages in contemporary Russia where - unlike their equivalent hippy communes found in the West - sustainable living is combined with a 'reactionary eco-nationalism'. Could it happen here too?
  349. The Green Party After the Election
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Until the Green Party has built a real power base of well-organized, dues-paying members and elected Green caucuses in city councils, state legislatures and the U.S. House, it will not be taken seriously in a presidential run by most media and most voters
  350. Grenfell Tower: A Disaster Waiting to Happen
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The Grenfell tower disaster is a consequence of social housing policies dating back to the 1980's.
  351. Grenfell Tower fire: anger rising
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Four days after the raging inferno that criminally took the innocent lives of so many, survivors and friends and families of the missing are still not only without the support from the authorities that they need, but are suffering an unacceptable lack of information and coordination. It is fair to say, that despite the Tory insistence that all is hand and all that can be done is being done, in reality, all that is being done, is being done by community brothers and sisters and a wider volunteer force. Lacking a central command, people are being fed, clothed and comforted from within the community, organised by those of the community. And while the community has so far largely remained peaceful, united by loss and grief, anger is bubbling.
  352. Grenfell Tower Fire: Corporate Manslaughter in London
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A massive fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in the early hours of June 14th. Grenfell Tower is a 24-storey building of public housing flats in the North Kensington area of London. Over 600 people were believed to be inside the building and there are fears that the death toll, currently at 58, will rise to over a 100. This incident generated a wave of public anger over ignored safety warnings, an inadequate response from authorities, and most of all about the (housing) policies that safeguard corporate greed over the rights of the poor and working class, in this case their very lives. This was no accident – it was corporate manslaughter.
  353. The Grenfell Tower fire could have been avoided: this government must be held responsible
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  354. Grenfell Tower: the Tragic Price of the Rolled-Back State
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The British state used to be better organised and effective, but self-interested denigration of the state over the past 30 years has helped erode these strengths, leaving authorities less equiped to handle emergencies such as Grenfell tower disaster.
  355. Guardian Sells False Image of an Open Jerusalem
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A Guardian essay on a new Israeli open-rooftops project in Jerusalem, part of a Season of Culture, sadly falls into a standard trap for feelgood articles of this kind. It fails to provide the main context for Jerusalem: that the native Palestinians live under a belligerent Israeli occupation that is ultimately trying to evict them from the city.
  356. The guardians of the Andean potato
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    More than 2,800 types of potatoes are known to have originated in Peru. The existence of these varieties can be attributed to the high value the Quechua people place on their cultural traditions and biological diversity.
  357. Guardian's day of shame, and the dark depths of liberal McCarthyism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The liberal 'resistance' to Donald Trump has revealed a service media now plumbing its own dark, reactionary depths. A Guardian editorial has welcomed back to public prominence none other than George W Bush. Even for the Blair-protecting, war-apologising Guardian, it's a landmark day of shame.
  358. Hannah Arendt Explains How Propaganda Uses Lies to Erode All Truth and Morality
    Insights from The Origins of Totalitarianism

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Observations on Hannah Arendt's 1951 book "Origins of Totalitarianism" on the nature of Totalitarianism and the role of propaganda in its rise and support within societies.
  359. The Harmful Effects of Antifa
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    An historic opportunity is being missed. The disastrous 2016 presidential election could and should have been a wakeup call. A corrupt political system that gave voters a choice between two terrible candidates is not democracy.
  360. Has the meaning of "organizing" been forgotten?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Rising inequality, US anti-union laws crushing organized labour south of the boarder, and the slow unrelenting decline of union density here in Canada has renewed the focus on labour union organizing. The response from the leadership of the movement has been focused -- rightly -- on changes to law regulating labour unions that make it harder to organize. However, changing labour laws will not undo the slow decline in union density alone. Unions will also have to actually go out and talk to workers, sign them up, establish a local, bargain a first agreement, and enforce those terms.
  361. HealthSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2017
    A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  362. Healthy soil is the real key to feeding the world
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Some of the more common myths regarding the modern agricultural industry are outlined, notably that large scale commercial farming provides higher yields and greater diversity of products. Indeed the author contests the coversation should move beyond conventional farming vs organic, and that it is regenerative farming practices that concentrate on soil health that will provide the best solution.
  363. Heatwave frequency rises twice as fast in the poorest countries
    New research proves that the countries least responsible for global warming, those least able to adapt, have already been hit much harder by

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A feature of most statements about climate change is the use of the future tense: the poorest countries will be worse-hit than the rich ones. But new research shows that the predicted unequal climate future has actually been with us for decades. The poorest countries have already experienced twice as great an increase in extreme temperatures as the rich ones, and the gap has been widening for more than thirty years.
  364. Hegemony How-To
    A Roadmap for Radicals

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2017
    Hegemony How-To is a practical guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about questions of power, leadership, and strategy.
  365. "Hegemony How-To": Rethinking Activism and Embracing Power
    A review of Hegemony How-To: a Roadmap for Radicals, by Jonathan Smucker

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    "How many times, I wondered, had I favored a particular action or tactic because I really thought it was likely to change a decision-maker’s position or win over key allies, as opposed to gravitating toward an action because it expressed my activist identity and self-conception? How concerned were we really, in our practice, with political outcomes?"
  366. Here's the PR Firm Behind ‘Your Energy America’ Front Group Pushing Atlantic Coast Pipeline
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A newly formed front group called "Your Energy America" is pushing Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline; evidence points to DDC Advocacy as the PR firm behind the group, which has known ties to the Republican Party.
  367. Here's why papers don't deserve support; money should go to committed Internet sites
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Governement funding should not go toward propping up mainstream print media, but rather towards access to information in communities where it is currently lacking.
  368. Hersh's New Syria Revelations Buried From View
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at veteran journalist Seymour Herst's latest investigation, which questions whether Syrian President Assad was responsible for another alleged gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun.
  369. The Hidden History of the SNCC Research Department
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    SNCC may have been the most important organization of the postwar civil rights movement. It grew out of the wave of sit-ins in 1960 and was guided initially by Ella Baker, the foundational organizer whose emphasis on bottom-up organizing and democracy deeply shaped SNCC’s vision and methods.
  370. Higher Education for Hire
    The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education in the United States since 1945

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Book review of Henry Heller's The Capitalist University: The Transformations of Higher Education in the United States since 1945.
  371. Hillary Clinton Just Told Five Blatant Lies About WikiLeaks
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    During an interview with ABC's Sarah Ferguson, while promoting her new book about her loss in the 2017 presidential election, Hillary Clinton told five lies about the WikiLeaks.
  372. Hippies, Yippies, Radicals and Pranksters
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Review of the book entitled "Did iT! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary," by Pat Thomas.
  373. Historic Settlement Reached on Behalf of CIA Torture Victims
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Details on the legal settlement between the U.S government and the victims of a CIA torture program in 2002.
  374. Historic Speaker's Corner Becomes Site of Anti-feminist Silencing and Volence
    Efforts to silence feminist speech have taken a violent turn

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The "What is gender" debate at the historic Speaker's Corner in London turned vitriolic and violent when opposing organizations accused the discussion of potentially inciting "transmisogyny."
  375. The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The US government's involvement with the drug cartels is examined in a new documentary on The History Channel.
  376. History and Hypocrisy: Why the Korean War Matters in the Age of Trump
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The DPRK's recent missile test is a "provocation" according to US state sources. A provocation indeed. Firing things into the air that go bang is clearly not a nice thing to do. People really should ease up on things that explode. I mean somebody could get hurt.
  377. A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the 1750s, the United States of America was not yet a country, but its trouble with immigrants already had begun. People of non-WASP (white Anglo-Saxon Protestant) descent were crossing the ocean to start new lives in the new world, and earlier Colonial settlers were none too happy about it.
  378. A history of American lynchings
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A soil collection project is commemorating the forgotten victims of lynching and helping to tell their stories.
  379. A History of Women's Rights in Toronto
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Whether they were marching in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington or commemorating International Women's Day, women in Toronto have a longstanding tradition of advocating for gender equality across Canada.
  380. Hollowing out democracy and law
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The recent actions of the Catalan government are not those of politicians respecting democracy. The reaction of the Madrid government, which criminalize political dissent, are equally disturbing.
  381. Honduras Since the 2009 Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    As this is being written, news arrives of arrests and serious charges filed against 14 community members of a poor area of Choluteca for opposing land grabs to build a solar energy plant; 28 small farmers in the northern Agujn Valley criminalized for trying to keep and work their land; and 31 university students and three human rights defenders facing jail after government attacks on student protests in Tegucigalpa.
  382. Hope in Dark Times
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The most dynamic and emergent forces in U.S. politics today are on our side, and possibilities for a radical transformation of the system have not yet been foreclosed. Whether we make good on them is up to us.
  383. How American History Erases Mass Killings Against Native Americans
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the wake of recent American mass killings, the author reminds us of mass murders of indigenous people in American history.
  384. How 'Antifa' Mirrors the 'Alt-Right'
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Behind the rhetoric of the "alt-right" about white nativism and protecting American traditions, history and Christian values is the lust for violence. Behind the rhetoric of antifa, the Black Bloc and the so-called "alt-left" about capitalism, racism, state repression and corporate power is the same lust for violence.
  385. How are you going to pay for it? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Debates on how government will pay for new programs suffer from a fundamental fallacy: the assumption that the government spends other people's money. It doesn't.
  386. How Big is My Tribe? The Crisis in Catalonia
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    A look at recent divisive events in Catalonia, Britain and the US, proposing that we should really be concentrating more on important universal issues such as inequality, influence peddling, profit-only deregulation, and offshore tax havens.
  387. How Bosses Use 'Open Shop' Campaigns to Crush Unions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Chad Pearson's book "Reform or Repression: Organizing America's Anti-Union Movement" and Lane Windham's new book "Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970's and the Roots of a New Economic Divide", take a historical look at anti-union tactics through the 20th century, and demonstrate how Unions can regroup, reform and fight back.
  388. How Brazil’s Sex Workers Have Been Organized and Politically Effective for 30 Years
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In Brazil, sex work remains politically and socially contentious. But thanks to a staunch sex worker movement in the country, the people who actually do the work have made themselves key contributors to the debate.
  389. How Brazil's Sex Workers Have Been Organized and Politically Effective for 30 Years
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Sex workers in Brazil have been organizing for 30 years and have influenced politics to the extent that the government recognizes sex-work as an official occupation. They are celebrating the anniversary in part with an exhibit of photographs taken by sex-workers.
  390. How Churchill Broke the Greek Resistance
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    On May 8, 1945, Hitler’s successors signed Germany's capitulation. By that point, Greece had already been liberated for six months. Across more than three years, the Greek people had waged a mass resistance against the fascist occupiers -- the Italians, the Bulgarians, and above all the Germans -- in which they had shown heroic courage in the face of a boundless terror.
  391. How climate scepticism turned into something more dangerous
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The motley array of candidates who ran for the Republican presidential nomination was divided on many things, but not on climate change. None of them was willing to take the issue seriously.
  392. How Culture Came to Appropriate Race
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Racism has historically played a major role in shaping adoption practices.
  393. How Did It Start?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Every serious debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict raises the question: "When did it start?" Each side has its own date, proving that the other side started it.
  394. How Do We Organize A Hundred Million?
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The strategic considerations discussed in this series of posts assumes that it will take a hundred million activist in the US and many hundreds of millions more worldwide to make revolution. Real politics begin where there are millions, many millions.
  395. How Financial Transaction Taxes Make the Economy More Efficient
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    The efforts to implement a financial transactions tax (FTT) within the European Union (EU) seem to be finally coming to a head. While the EU is far from unanimous in support of a FTT, an effort to implement a joint FTT has been moving forward for the last six years under a provision that allows ten or more countries to act collectively.
  396. How French 'Intellectuals' Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    Postmodernism presents a threat not only to liberal democracy but to modernity itself.
  397. How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement
    Resource Type: Article