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Connexions Library

Chomsky, Noam
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Connexions Library: International Affairs & Development Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on international issues.
Counter-Rhetoric: Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict
Schaeffer, Emily; Halper, Jeff; Johnson, Jimmy
This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around...
Empire of Lies and Torture: Against The Current vol. 111
The Editors
The prohibition of torture in international conventions is absolute. There are no exceptions for so-called "ticking bombs," for "high-value terrorists" or "illegal enemy combatants" or similar improv...
In Support of the Palestinian Human Rights Community Call for International Action
In the past the world knew how to fight criminal policies. The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves: its trade relations are flourishing, academic and cultural ...
Indigenous Peoples: A Report for the Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues (ICIHI)
The provocative report is about the plight - and resilience - of some 200 million people spread out in all continents. They are the descendants of the original inhabitants of lands which boasted a ric...
Is Israel singled out for its human rights violations?
Some people assert that human rights activists and the international community are disproportionately – and unjustifiably – focusing their attention on the Jewish state. They are "ignoring" human righ...
Israel: Misuse of Drones Killed Civilians in Gaza: Sources News Release
Israeli attacks with guided missiles fired from aerial drones killed civilians during the recent Gaza fighting in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch says.
Israeli minister threatens "holocaust" as public demand ceasefire talks
Abunimah, Ali
Israel's deputy defense minister Matan Vilnai has threatened Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip with a "holocaust." The comments came a day after Israeli occupation forces killed 31 Palestinians,...
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Journalists Killed since 1992
A database of more than 700 journalists who have been murdered or killed on dangerous assignments since 1992. Interactive maps, timelines, and statistical breakdowns providing analysis by country, yea...
A Left Voice in Pakistan: Against The Current vol. 131
Tariq, Farooq
Following the October 18 attack on the massive procession into Karachi welcoming Benazir Bhutto back from an eight-year exile, Farooq Tariq, General Secretary of the Labour Party Pakistan, expressed h...
Liberation, Then What?: Against The Current vol. 124
Webber, Jeffery R.
In a lucid contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa, David Seddon and Leo Zeilig recently charted that continent's two waves of popular protest and class struggle over the last 40 year...
Mayhem, Murder and Manipulation - Mexico in Turmoil: Against The Current vol. 123
La Botz, Dan
Mexican police attacked activists and residents in the town of San Salvador Atenco in the State of Mexico in early May, killing one, injuring scores, and jailing over 200. The police attack on Atenco ...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
Ransom, David
Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights
Ball, Olivia; Gready, Paul
Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority
Omeish, Sufyan; Omeish, Abdallah
A thorough examination on the current and historical root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The OIC does not speak for Muslims
Fatah, Tarek
Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I wou...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 28, 2017: Resisting Injustice
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
In this issue, we look at the relentless persistence of people challenging injustice and entrenched power in places around the world, including Palestine, Korea, China, Canada, and the United States. ...
A Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja
Hiltermann, Joost R
Joost's Hiltermann "A Poisonous Affair" is a disturbing book. Chronicling both the use of chemical weapons against the Iranis and specifically the Kurds at Halabja it is also the tale of culpability b...
The Political Economy of Human Rights
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward
The examines the selective and unbalanced way in which the American media cover human rights violations in the American sphere of influence as opposed to those outside the U.S. sphere of influence.
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
A Record of Resistance: Against The Current vol. 121
Feeley, Dianne
Here is a stunning book, filled with photographs that record the suffering and strength of the indigenous population in the Guatemalan countryside over the past 15 years. In short essays and photos Ou...
Terror Takeover: The monstrous march of the security state
New Internationalist November 2009 - #427
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Has our panic over terrorism given permission for unchecked abuse? The fear of terrorism has been used to curtail our liberties and violate human rights.
Their Multiculturalism and Ours
Tatchell, Peter
Reactionary interpretations of multiculturalism ignore, tolerate or excuse prejudice and abuse in the name of pluralism and diversity. They foster social division, moral confusion and double-standards...
The Wall Must Fall: End the Occupation and Violence in Israel-Palestine
A resource for interested union and community members featuring voices from the Israeli and Palestinian peace movements often shut out of the mainstream media. By highlighting the progressive peace mo...
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and t...
We are NOT the 'Story', It's Not Just Our 21 Kidnapped Passengers : Sources News Release
On June 30th 2009 Israeli Occupation Forces forcibly boarded the Free Gaza boat, SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, and kidnapped 21 human rights workers and journalists who were on their way to deliver much needed ...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Worst Companies for Union Organizing Highlighted for International Human Rights Day
The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released "Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2009 for the Right to Associate," a list of the four worst multinational corporations for union organi...
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Amnesty International, Canadian Section
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization which works to secure the release of all prisoners of conscience, works for fair and prompt trials for all political prisoners, and works...
Canadian Council for Refugees
The Canadian Council for Refugees is an independent umbrella group representing 150 community organizations. The Council has a particular interest in refugee protection, refugee claimants, refugee sel...
Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
To empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development, and peace in the Middle East. * To advocate for a just foreign policy regarding Middle-East issues. * To insist that the Cana...
Canpalent Ottawa
An independent member of the Canada-Palestine Support Network. Reports about the daily humiliations and starvation of the Palestinian people that you won't get from the mainstream media.
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
CorpWatch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe and also talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as wel...
Earthrights International
ERI is a nonprofit group of activists, organizers, and lawyers with expertise in human rights, the environment, and corporate and government accountability. ERI has offices in the U.S. and Southeast A...
Independent Jewish Voices
We represent Jews in Canada from diverse backgrounds, occupations and affiliations who have in common a strong commitment to social justice and universal human rights. We believe that individuals and ...
The journalism and films of John Pilger.
MATCH International
To promote the welfare of women in Canada and overseas, by funding projects, while ephasizing a feminist vision of development.
MiningWatch Canada
MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian organization supported by environmental, social justice, aboriginal and labour organizations. It addresses the urgent need for a public interest response to irresp...
Ontario Council for International Cooperation
OCIC is a coalition of seventy organizations involved in international development and global education in Ontario which are active in Asia, Africa and Latin America. OCIC assists its members to co-or...
Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel
Palestinian Civil Society Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel Until it Complies with International Law and Universal Principles of Human Rights
Peace Brigades International
PBI is an international NGO that has been promoting nonviolence and protecting human rights since 1981. Our work is based on the principles of non-partisanship and non-interference in the internal aff...
Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
Physicians For Human Rights-Israel was founded with the goal of struggling for human rights, in particular the right to health, in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Human dignity, wellness of mind ...
Rights Action
A charitable non-profit organization that supports grassroots work financially, technologically and through group networking in the global south, mostly Guatamala, Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Hait...
Peter Tatchell
Articles and actions related to human rights, democracy, and global justice.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Ethiopian workers 'beaten and robbed' by Saudi police
A group of undocumented Ethiopians told The Associated Press news agency that after being captured by Saudi police officers they were subject to serious abuses, including beatings and filthy prison co...
Gay Rights: A World of Inequality
Williams, Zoe
In the 82 countries that still criminalize homosexuality, new NGOs are taking a top down approach to making change. They are liaising with top ranking officials and establishing global legal networks ...
A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China
Phillips, Tom
Peter Dahlin tells the story of his incarceration and expulsion from the People's Republic of China, where he spent 23 days in a 'black prison' in Beijing and was deprived of sleep and questioned with...
The mass graves of Kashmir
India's dirty war unmasked
Scott-Clark, Cathy
For 22 years this contested region has endured a regime of torture and disappeared civilians. Now a local laywer is discovering their unmarked graves and challenging India's abuses.
A memorial to killed journalists, a call to action
More than 500 journalists have been targeted for murder, our research shows, and nearly nine in 10 of these slayings go unpunished. Another 200 journalists have been killed in combat or on dangerous a...
Modern Wars
The Humanitarian Challenge
Since 1949, there have been some 150 conflicts, claiming some 20 million victims, most of whom were civilians not combatants. The purpose of humanitarian law is not to suppress war but to attenuate it...
Dynamics of Displacement
Drawing on examples from every part of the world, this Report is concerned to point the way forward to realistic and effective ways of anticipating and preventing the rising tide of displaced people. ...
The Revolving Door at Human Rights Watch
An Open Letter to Kenneth Roth
Maguire, Mairead; EsquivalS, Adolfo Perez; Falk, Richard; Sponeck, Hans; Bhatt, Keane

From the Connexions Archives

Calgary Interchurch Committee on Human Rights in Latin America
Organization profile published 1982
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.