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Amid the Tumult in Durham
Reavis, Dick J.
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 demonstratio...
Australian government orders ASIO raids to suppress East Timor spying evidence
Head, Mike
The Abbott governmen ordered Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) raids on the homes and offices of a lawyer and former intelligence agency whistleb...
"Do Not Resist": The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See
Devereaux, Ryan
On a sunny afternoon last summer, Craig Atkinson, a New York City-based filmmaker, stood in a front yard in South Carolina surrounded by several heavily armed police officers. Inside, they found a ter...
Drug War Winners and Losers
Young, Kevin
A review of Dawn Paley's book "Drug War Capitalism."
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Know Your Rights!
Fakhoury, Hanni
Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This is sensitive data that's worth protecting from prying eyes - includi...
Legal Lessons From the Green Scare: When the Constitution is No Obstacle to the FBI
Rosenfeld, Ben; Regan, Lauren
Green Scare prosecutors and their coordinators in Washington are willing to destroy individual lives to score political points, and to trample their own rules in the process.
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
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 ...
Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
McCaskell, Tim
A political memoir by a leading gay rights and AIDS activist.
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Rochdale: The Runaway Collage
Sharpe, David
Toronto's Rochdale College began as an experiment in living and learning, and ended as a symbpl of the flower-child Sixties, a financial and social controversy. Sharpe tells the story of the college's...
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Social Movements/Social Change: The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4
Cunningham, Frank; Findlay, Sue; Kadar, Marlene, et.al.
This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
Stonewall riots: Connexipedia Article
A series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New Yo...
Toronto's Finest
Diemer, Ulli
Too many cops seem to enjoy intimidating people and smashing things.
Why I Represent the New Orleans Immigrant Workers Who Committed Civil Disobedience: An Honor to Defend Them
Quigley, Bill
In the thirty six-years I have been a lawyer, I have seen many people take brave moral actions. I have represented hundreds in Louisiana and across our country who have been arrested for protesting f...

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#BrusselsLockdown - When a hashtag is hijacked
Seminova, Janina
When police in Belgium asked Brussels locals to stop tweeting about police activities, they accidentally started a grassroots campaign that ended up destroying a hashtag. The culprit: cat pictures.
Handcuffed and herded
My big Alpine adventure with Switzerland's police
Clark, Andrew
A journalist at the World Economic Forum Summit is detained and intimidated along with protestors by Swiss police.
Madrid barrio expels 'racist' police patrols
Jeering crowds chase away officers who try to detain immigrants
Tremlett, Giles
Community protests police practice of racial profiling: the protests have been dubbed the "indignant" movement.
New Zealand journalist harassed by police to name sources
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined its affiliate the EPMU New Zealand in criticising the police harassment of an investigative journalist Nicky Hager and has called on police...
Palmer Raids
Wikipedia article
The Palmer Raids were a series of raids by the United States Department of Justice intended to capture, arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists, from the United States. The raids and...
Police raid silences Chiapas community radio station
Sources News Release
Police and judicial authorities in the southeastern state of Chiapas must explain a raid on Radio Proletaria, a community radio station in the city of Tuxtla GutiƩrrez, in which arrests were made and ...