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Connexions Library

Abandon Affluence
Trainer, F.E.
This work reviews the most recent evidence on major global problems, examining resource and energy scarcity, environmental destruction, Third World underdevelopment, international conflict, and the de...
Africa: Perspectives on Peace and Development
Hansen, Emmanuel (ed.)
The African continent is today riven by a variety of conflicts that threaten not only human rights and social order, but also prospects for development and even the sovereignty of African states, In t...
After Pakistan's Election: Against The Current vol. 133
Tariq, Farooq
Throughout Pakistan the massive anti-Musharraf vote on 18 February, 2008 spoke volumes: We do not like the military dictatorship; we want Musharraf out.
Against the Grain: The Dilemma of Project Food Aid
Jackson, Tony; Eade, Deborah
Jackson and Eade critique food aid programs as ineffective and potentially damaging to developing nations. The authors argue for substantially reduced food aid programs and for their better administra...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Creation of World Poverty
Hayter, Teresa
Hayter challenges the assumption that the West is 'helping' the rest of the world to develop. Far from rescuing the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America from their supposed backwardness, the ri...
Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance: A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis
Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada an...
Food 2000: Global Policies for Sustainable Agriculture
World Commission on Environment and Development
World food production is characterized by unsaleable surpluses in Europe and North America, alongside mass hunger in the Third World. This report to the WCED argues this pattern is ecologically destru...
From PRI to Foxismo: Against The Current vol. 88
Almeyra, Guillermo
Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1...
Global Showdown: How the New Activists are Fighting Global Corporate Rule
Barlow, Maude; Clarke, Tony
Documents the new forces of resistance and invitates readers to join the struggle for alternatives.
Keeping the Rabble in Line
Chomsky, Noam; Barsamian, David
Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
The Making of the Modern World: An Introductory History
Robertson, R.T.
This book's global approach to world history puts the major political, economic and social transformations of the past hundred years into context. Focusing on the growth and transformation of capitali...
On Transforming Africa: Discourse with Africa's Leaders
Hadjor, Kofi Buenor
Hadjor believes that people have stopped asking questions about Africa. The depth of Africa's crisis seems to evoke passivity rather than serious discussion about solutions. But Hadjor argues that wit...
The Pillage of the Third World
Jalee, Pierre
This book investigates whether, despite the termination of old colonial ties, the metropolitan areas of the world do not continue to exploit the underdeveloped countries of the world by virtue of long...
A Political Economy of the African Crisis
Onimode, Bade
The economies of almost all African countries are in a state of crisis, and in some cases actual disintegration. This is a crisis not of natural disasters, but of human making, and in dramatic detail,...
The Post MFA Era and the Rise of China, Part 1: Against The Current vol. 125
Loong-Yu, Au
The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing expired in 2005, ending 30 years of a quota system under the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA). Ending the Agreement signalled the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) p...
The Protectionist Trap: Against The Current vol. 88
Lund, Caroline
In July, the United Nations and some fifty large corporations came to an agreement that the companies would all respect workers' rights and protect the environment in their investments around the worl...
The Socialist Register 1971: Volume 8: A survey of movements and ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Socialist Register 1996: Volume 32: Are There Alternatives?
Panitch, Leo (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What is the New International Economic Order?
Overview and critique of the New International Economic Order.
The Wheat Trap: Bread and Underdevelopment in Nigeria
Andrae, Gunilla; Beckman, Bjorn
This book examines how bread, introduced as a luxury in colonial Nigeria, has become the cheapest staple food, and how Nigeria is now caught in a "wheat trap": the need to import increasing quantities...
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
Women in Development: A Resource Guide for Organization and Action
ISIS Women's International Information and Communication Service
This guide offers an exploration of the relationship between women and multinationals, rural development, health, education, migration, etc. It presents concrete tools for activists and directs reader...
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...
The World Crisis: Its Economic and Social Impact on the Underdeveloped
Castro, Fidel
A reissue of the original edition published in Havana in 1983 under the title: "The World Economic and Social Crisis."
World Debt: Who is to Pay?
Schatan, Jacobo
The solution of the debt crisis cannot lie in reducing interest rates or juggling exchange rates. As this book shows, merely servicing the swelling mountain of debt means a relentless increase in the ...
The World Steel Industry: Dynamics of Decline
Yachir, Faysal
This book covers the profound changes undergone by the world steel industry since the mid-1970s oil price rise. Faysal Yachir combines technological explanation, economic argument and awareness of the...

Sources Library

Migrants' billions put aid in the shade
Provost, Claire
Money transfers from workers abroad to family back home have tripled in a decade and are three times larger than global aid budgets.