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American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America
Hedges, Chris
Hedges examines the Christian Right's origins, its driving motivation and its dark ideological underpinnings, with interviews and coverage of events such as pro-life rallies and weeklong classes on co...
Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism
Rowbotham, Sheila; Segal, Lynne; Wainright, Hilary
A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
Bolshevik Women
Clements, Barbara Evans
A history of the contributions of women to the Soviet Communist Party before 1921 in Russia.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
The Caribbean Left's Legacy: Against The Current vol. 112
Abraham, Sara
Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has con...
Egypt's Aunt Peaceful
Bonilla, Isadora
Ghada Shahbender knows the Egyptian Revolution Didn´t Start in January 2011, because she was there seven years ago reminding the government ¨We Are Watching¨
The Emma Goldman Papers
The Emma Goldman Papers Project has collected, organized, and edited tens of thousands of documents from around the world by and about Emma Goldman (1869-1940), a leading figure in American anarchism,...
Feminism vs. Marxism: Origins of the Conflict
Contrary to an opinion still subscribed to in certain circles, modern feminism did not emerge full-grown from the fertile womb of the New Left, but is in fact an ideological offspring of the utopian e...
The Fight for Freedom for Women
Tremain, Rose
The fight for women's rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, primarily focusing on Britain and the USA.
Filipino women take lead in resolving Mindanao conflict
Tisdall, Simon
Teresita Quintos Deles and Miriam Coronel Ferrer won over Islamic leaders who initially balked at dealing with women.
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How Palestinian women led successful non-violent resistance
Gadzo, Mersiha
Two women share their stories of how they peacefully protested during both Intifadas and challenged Israel's occupation.
Imagine Democracy
Rebick, Judy
Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
Korea: The Elections and Sexual Violence: Against The Current vol. 87
Murphy, Terry
In the April 13 South Korean parliamentary elections, the closest the Democratic Labor Party came to victory was in the Hyundai company town of Ulsan. Their candidate was defeated by a small margin (4...
The Kurdish struggle - An interview with Dilar Dirik
Souvli, George
Dilar Dirik interviewed by George Souvlis.
Macphail, Agnes: Connexipedia Article
Canadian political and activist. (1890-1954).
Miss Representation
Newsom, Jennifer and Acquaro, Kimberlee
Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.
Pankhurst, Emmeline: Connexipedia Article
English women's suffrage movement leader. (1858-1928).
Red Menace #5: Summer 1980
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A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
Rosa Luxemburg for Our Time
Holmstrom, Nancy
Does Rosa Luxemburg leave feminists a theoretical and political legacy? That is, does she give us any theoretical guidance as to how to understand women's oppression? If so, what is it?
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Seven News
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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...
Socialist Women: European Socialist Feminism in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Boxer, Marilyn J.; Quataert, Jean H., Eds.
A collection of essays on women, feminism and socialism through the 19th and 20th centuries.
Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution
Rebick, Judy
Using interviews with many feminist activists, Rebick provides an oral history of feminism in Canada from the 1960s through the 1990s.
There Is a War on Ordinary People, and Feminists Are Needed at the Front
Pilger, John
The problem with media-run "conversations" on gender is not merely the almost total absence of male participants, but the suppression of class. The bourgeois media club relegates and distracts from th...
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank, Thomas
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
When in Doubt, Do Both: The Times of My Life
Macpherson, Kay
Macpherson chronicles the stirrings that led to the modern women's movement in Canada, including the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1967.
Women's Suffrage and Class Struggle
Luxemburg, Rosa
In any society, the degree of female emancipation is the natural measure of the general emancipation.
Women's Oppression and the Struggle for Liberation: A Marxist Analysis
Zamora, Laura
Society's mores and culture-on questions of marriage, the family, the roles of men, women and children-are not preordained, but must be studied in their man-made historical context. Emancipation means...
Zetkin, Clara - Writings - Index
Zetkin, Clara
Writings of Clara Zetkin (1857-1933).

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Bat Shalom
Feminist peace organization working toward a just peace between Israel and its Arab neighbours.
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An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Organization for Women's Liberation - Iran
Organisation for Women's Liberation (OWL) was built on 14th December 2002 in direct response to the growing women's movement in Iran for equality and liberation The contemporary history of women's mov...
Peace Magazine
Bimonthly publication focusing on peace and justice from a multi-partisan perspective.

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