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    1. St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 20172017
      The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre in 1572 was a targeted group of assassinations and a wave of Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots (French Protestants) during the French Wars of Religion.

    2017

    1. Noam Chomsky And The BBC: A Brief Comparison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A recent interview with 88-year-old Noam Chomsky once again demonstrates just how insightful he is in providing rational analysis of Western power and the suffering it generates. By contrast, anyone relying on BBC News receives a power-friendly view of the world, systematically distorted in a way that allows the state and private interests to pursue business as usual.
    2. The Just Society Movement
      For the Poor by the Poor - A Model for Grassroots Activism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Just Society Movement (1968 - 1972) was a short-lived but remarkably successful Toronto based grassroots social and political advocacy network run by and for Toronto’s poorest residents.
    3. Don't Call the Cops If You’re Autistic, Deaf, Mentally Ill, Disabled or Old
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    4. The FBI's Forgotten Criminal History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    5. Land and Racism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at the Jewish National Fund (JNF), an organization subsidized by Canadian taxpayers, and its exclusionary land policies.
    6. Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israel's collusion with Myanmar's military is part of a pattern of military aid to rogue regimes that goes back decades, and reflects the importance of the arms trade to Israel's economy.
    7. The Killing of History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Pilger examines Ken Burns' documentary about the Vietnam War and the ongoing revisionist history it presents, as well as the acquiescence of the American 'left' in the era of Trump.
    8. Clinton, Assange and the War on Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    9. The conspiracy to censor the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    10. The Decertification of Iran Speech: Refuting Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    11. Facespook! Social Media Giant Becomes Arm of US Intel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Facebook, the world's top social media platform, is reportedly seeking to hire hundreds of employees with US national security clearance licenses. Purportedly with the aim of weeding out "fake news" and "foreign meddling" in elections.
    12. How the Nazis Used Jim Crow Laws as the Model for Their Race Laws
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An interview with James Q. Whitman about his new book "Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law".
    13. Israeli Soldiers Shut Down Media Outlets In The West Bank
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israeli soldiers and secret security officers invaded media outlets in dawn raids in several parts of the occupied West Bank. The media outlets provide services to Palestinian TV stations such as Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds.
    14. No, US Didn't 'Stand By' Indonesian Genocide - It Actively Participated
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Within the coverage of the newly declassified telegram that proves the US actively participated in the Indonesian genocide the media frames Washington as a passive onlooker rather than active participant. This not only lessens the government's culpability; it also tells readers that if the US is to be faulted, it's to be blamed for not doing enough. That's a handy attitude to cultivate for the next time you want to sell a "humanitarian" war.
    15. On Catalonia: Debates in the Greek Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Without the burden of self-censorship or "political correctness" on our backs, let us examine what the possible secession of Catalonia actually means and where it could potentially lead.
    16. Big Data is Accelerating Corporate Control of the Global Food Supply
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    17. Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    18. Expert panel identifies unacceptable toll of food and farming systems on human health
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    19. 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
      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.
    20. Journalism as We Knew It Is Never Coming Back
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It’s old news that Donald Trump abuses reason, knowledge, decency and dark-skinned people. If you are paying attention, each one of his assaults on decency, intelligence and knowledge will feel urgent, ridiculous or both. Each day he threatens grave damage to actual human beings and the rest of Planet Earth, and each day he demonstrates his incapacity to do anything but inflict more damage.
    21. 1965-1966: Files Reveal US had Detailed Knowledge of Indonesia's Anti-Communist Purge
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Declassified files have revealed new details of US government knowledge of and support for an Indonesian army extermination campaign that killed several hundred thousand civilians during anti-communist hysteria in the mid-1960s.
    22. Hillary Clinton Just Told Five Blatant Lies About WikiLeaks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    23. In Myanmar, Anti-Terrorism Is Cover for Ethnic Cleansing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A brutal crackdown in Myanmar under the guise of anti-terrorism is really ethnic cleansing against a long-persecuted Rohingya minority.
    24. A Tale of Two Islands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at the two island nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico in the aftermath of devastating hurricanes; one is a poor socialist state and the other a territory of one of the richest countries in the world.
    25. 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
      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."
    26. Marxist Theories of the State Played out in Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The implications of Marxist state theories developed by Nicos Poulantzas and Ralph Miliband are useful for framing issues related to leftist strategy in twenty-first century Venezuela.
    27. Left-Wing Drexel Professor Who Opposes Free Speech Has His Curtailed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Outspoken Drexel University associate professor George Ciccariello-Maher has been put on-leave by his employer, stiring the debate about academic freedom and free speech.
    28. Council committee to tackle what some claim is a new loophole for landlords
      Landlords' group says suite meters are a fair way for tenants to budget their power consumption

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There's growing concern among municipal politicians and tenants advocates about a relatively new practice by landlords called "suite metering" -- and the issue's set to be discussed at city hall Friday. Suite metering allows landlords to stop supplying electricity to their tenants, and instead hire a broker who installs a meter in each unit. The tenant then pays rent to the landlord, and a separate monthly electricity payment to the broker.
    29. 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
      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.
    30. Kansas Is Punishing a Teacher for Following Her Church's Guidance to Boycott Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As part of her employment with a state program in Kansas a woman was asked to sign a statement proclaiming she not boycott Israel, a clear violation of her first amendment rights says the American Civil Liberties Union.
    31. Indigenous resistance: my fight for land and life in Colombia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On World Day of Indigenous Resistance, Wayúu woman ANGELICA ORITZ shares her experience as a human rights defender, living and fighting for the future of her community in the shadow of the largest opencast mine in Colombia.
    32. Catalonia: The Revolt of the Rich?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    33. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    34. Antifa in Theory and in Practice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    35. Connexions Other Voices - October 9, 2017
      Meeting the Challenge of the Right

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Challenging the Right requires not only anti-fascist actions in the street, but organizing to reach those who may be attracted the the appeal of the Right and offering an alternative social vision. This issue of Other Voices offers a number of articles, books, and films offering different perspectives on meeting the challenge of the right.
    36. Germany's Network Enforcement Act: Legal framework for censorship of the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    37. New group challenges role of Israel lobby inside Labour Party as effort to undermine Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jeremy Corbyn's recent declaration of support for the Palestinian cause came as sections of his party's establishment demonstrated that they are determined to undermine his leadership; the issue they have selected as his Achilles' heel relates directly to the debate about the Palestinians.
    38. The NRA's Latest Terrorist Attack on U.S. Soil
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It's long past time to start understanding the giant mass shootings that have become part of the new-normal fabric of life in the United States as terrorist attacks on the U.S. populace conducted by the nation’s plutocracy through one of its key and rightward campaign funding, lobbying, and policy organizations -- the National Rifle Association (NRA).
    39. American Rape of Vietnamese Women was Considered "Standard Operating Procedure"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    40. Disobeying Spain: the Catalan Referendum for Independence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    41. A Jewish Atonement for Zionism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of “Not by Might, nor by Power": The Zionist Betrayal of Judaism, by author Moshe Menuhin. Drawing from personal experience, the book is a methodical and chronological survey of Jewish nationalism.
    42. The Russian Hack That Wasn't
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept exposes the fake news put out by the US Department of Homeland Security (an euphemistic name for a Big Brother operation that spies on US citizens) that Russia hacked 21 US state elections, news that was instantly spread around the world by the presstitute media.
    43. The Ecosocialism of Joel Kovel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    44. Istvan Meszaros: Capitalism and Ecological Destruction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In memorium to Istvan Meszaros, an excerpt of his writing shows how he was one of the first Marxists to identify the global environmental crisis as a central contradiction of late capitalism.
    45. 'It's like they never existed': Toronto monument will honour mistreated British Home Children
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Over eight decades 115,000 children in Britain living in squalid conditions were sent to Canada for a better life, only to be exploited as workers by foster families and often suffering deplorable abuse.
    46. I wanted to understand why racists hated me. So I befriended Klansmen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Daryl Davis befriended Ku Klux Klan members in order to gain some understanding of the organization, their beliefs and hatred.
    47. Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Puerto Rico is dying. Let those words sink in.Three and a half million people are without power, water, fuel, food, and support. This isn’t some uninhabited atoll.
    48. Bequests
      Leaving a social justice legacy

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    49. Bullied BBC? Alternative media returns fire on claims it’s waging ‘war’ on the corporation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    50. Connexions welcomes your support
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    51. The Plague of Nationalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Catalan nationalists insist that "self-determination" is an inalienable right and cannot be curbed by the Spanish Constitution. Well, then, why stop with an "autonomous community" as Catalonia is designated? Why don’t provinces everywhere have the right to declare their independence? How about cities? Or neighbourhoods?
    52. Russian officer who prevented nuclear disaster in 1983
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Stanislav Petrov single handedly prevented the nuclear destruction of the United States and the USSR, and only a handful of Communist leaders knew about the apocalypse he averted.
    53. Trump, fake news and the war on dissidents
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A rebuke to a recent Guardian article titled "If mainstream news wants to win back trust, it cannot silence dissident voices", where journalist Nick Robinson claims that the left and right are the peddlers of the same "fakery" in attacking the media.
    54. A Visit to Germany's Flyover Country
      The AfD Heartland

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    55. Colonialism Never Gives Anything Away for Nothing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Decolonization is a violent phenomenon exemplified in Zohra Drif’s memoir, "Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter."
    56. Memo to Jacobin: Ecomodernism is not ecosocialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Ian Angus challenges a left-wing magazine that promotes geoengineering, nuclear power, carbon storage and other techno-fixes as solutions to climate change.
    57. Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    58. The Cancer in Blue: Cop Documentaries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    59. The Censorious Vortex of the "Flash News" Barons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    60. Islamophobic U.S. Megadonor Fuels German Far-Right Party With Viral Fake News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An American website, the Gatestone Institute, is peddling fake news focused on anti-immigration and anti-Islamic rhetoric that many fear will influence the upcoming German federal election.
    61. Poison in the Fields: Agriculture as Chemical Warfare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Highly poisonous chemicals ( that were originally designed as weapons of war) have been allowed for many decades, under successive Government policies, to be sprayed on crop fields all over the UK, and with literally no protection at all for the many millions of rural citizens living or attending schools in the locality of such chemically treated areas. (In fact, there is actually no protection for rural residents and communities in the majority of other countries around the world either!)
    62. Who Are the "Alt-Right"? On the Rise of Reactionary Hatred and How to Fight it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      With much of the public discussing strategies for how best to fight right-wing extremism, the need for constructive solutions is greater than ever. First and foremost, it’s important to point out that public support for far-right extremists is miniscule. The vast majority of Americans reject this movement's violence and hatred. According to a Marist survey from the summer of 2017, just 4 percent of Americans said they support "white supremacy movement" or "white nationalism." Similarly, just 6 percent embraced the term "alt-right" Still, there is a legitimate concern that support for right-wing bigotry may grow in the future if left unchecked.
    63. Whose Streets? Their Streets
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      If people don’t believe that the police in America are the greatest threat to civil society then they've been asleep for years, and comatose just this week. Or they're white, privileged and/or accepting of brutality against their own fellow citizens.
    64. Jacobin and ecomodernism: Two replies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Two readers, David Schwartzman and David Walters, respond to criticism of Jacobin magazine's special issue on climate change.
    65. The left wing opposition in Italy during the period of the Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An account of the groups to the left of the PCI, during WW2 by independent Marxist historical researcher Arturo Peregalli. It was first published in 'Revolutionary History, Vol.5, No.4', and translated by Barbara Rossi and Doris Bornstein.
    66. Drowning in the waste of Israeli settlers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    67. Free Speech for the Right? A Primer on Key Legal Questions and Principles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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?
    68. Greece mourns slain anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A self-professed Golden Dawn member stabbed leftist rapper Killah P to death in Piraeus on September 18, 2013.
    69. The Problem is Fascists, Not Those Who Stand Up To Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The ongoing debate of recent weeks around how, or if, to confront demonstrations of white supremacists and fascists is the latest manifestation of arguments the Left and liberals have been having for many years. For this is not simply a question of tactics but incorporates broader ideas of how we conceptualize the threat from the extreme Right.
    70. Race v. Class? More Brilliant Bourgeois Bullshit from Ta-Nehesi Coates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Coates is either flat-out lying or woefully ignorant when he argues that "the left" is disinterested in the big and significant problems of racial identity and racial justice. The longstanding legitimately Left progressive agenda addresses both race and class at one and the time. It does not accept Coates' false dichotomy between class and race.
    71. Rainbow Coalition or Class War?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Is there any reason to think that Redneck Revolt and the new Rainbow Coalition will turn out differently from the People's Party? American history shows that any political group, left, right or center, that fails to challenge in practice the white community and the institutions and patterns that maintain it will reinforce an identity that has led countless potentially progressive movements to ruin and whose capacity to do harm is by no means exhausted -- no matter how vigorously it denounces “racism” and capitalism and how many coalitions it enters with non-whites. Simply put, white people organized as whites are dangerous to the working class and to humanity, and white people with guns organized as whites are doubly so -- and this is true regardless of the intentions of the organizers.
    72. The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    73. 100 Percent Wishful Thinking: the Green-Energy Cornucopia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A growing body of research has debunked overblown claims of a green-energy bonanza.
    74. The Russian Hacking Story Continues to Unravel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An examination of the text from a recent report by an IBM executive, which disproves the claim that Russia interfered in the US elections or hacked the servers at the DNC.
    75. Anti-Fascist Self-Defense: From Mussolini's Italy to Trump's America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    76. Myanmar Rohingya Face "Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, thousands that remain in the country face mass atrocities at a scale never seen before.
    77. Preferred Conclusions -- The BBC, Syria And Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In 2013, it was remarkable to see the BBC reporting claims from Syria on a daily basis in a way that almost always blamed the Syrian government, and President Assad personally, for horrendous war crimes. But as the New York Times reported last month, the picture was rather less black and white.
    78. Rohingya and the Myth of Buddhist Tolerance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Since their citizenship rights have been progressively revoked between the 1940s and '80s, thousands of Rohingya men, women and children have been subjected to murder and rape, their villages have been raised to the ground and more than a million have fled to neighboring countries without much protest from the world beyond.
    79. Radical White Workers During the Last Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The long-lost story of anti-racist, radical white working class activism has been restored by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy in their invaluable book: Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times.
    80. Berkeley Republicans Hope More Left-Wing Riots Will Create "Pedestal" For Conservative Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    81. Cultural Imperialism and the Seeds of Catastrophe: Ripping Up The Social Fabric of India
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    82. Do You Socialists Have Any Plans?
      Why we need socialist architects

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    83. Idylls of the Liberal: The American Dreams of Mark Lilla and Ta-Nehisi Coates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Social change is not made by noble heroes, even if they find themselves in the right place at the right time to take the credit. It is made by the commoners -- by those who remain nameless and faceless in the legends, and in the political ideologies of Lilla and Coates.
    84. Hundreds of Scottish Orphanage Children Allegedly Buried in Mass Grave
      High infant mortality rate and allegations of abuse raise suspicions of Smyllum Park in Lanark, once run by Catholic nuns

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Scottish child abuse inquiry is to investigate claims that the bodies of at least 400 children from an orphanage once run by Catholic nuns are buried in an unmarked mass grave.The Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark operated from 1864 to 1981.
    85. Laughing on the Way to Armageddon
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Roberts argues that he real threat is not from foreign powers like Russia, but from corruption and power games within US politics, and the military/security complex that truly undermine democracy.
    86. Liberals and Ultra-leftists: A Marriage Made in Hell
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What liberal defenders of ultra-left violence don’t realize is that it’s not the Nazis legally marching down main street that will sabotage U.S. democracy, but the paramilitary police state that will crush all legitimate dissent. Ultra-left violence plays into what apologists for police militarization have been saying all along -- that the police have to keep ahead of the increasing violence in the streets with updated weapons and paramilitary training. Ultra-left violence, far from stopping fascism, enables it. It makes martyrs of the right and helps white supremacists recruit more angry right wingers to their cause, just as every wedding party the U.S. bombs in the Middle East recruits angry family members to the jihadis. With every violent clash between ultra-left and ultra-right, the militarized police will grow stronger … and they’ve got minorities and peace activists in their sights.
    87. Could Punching Nazis Have Prevented Hitler From Taking Power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    88. Hippies, Yippies, Radicals and Pranksters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Review of the book entitled "Did iT! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary," by Pat Thomas.
    89. Human Rights: the Latest Weapon Against Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Non-governmental organizations are using false information to charge Venezuela with "human rights violations." These are merely extensions of the US and western foreign policy apparatus, working as the local infrastructure that is necessary in regime change operations as well as a source for the media to build its biased narrative.
    90. Palestinian Human Rights Defender Arrested for a Facebook Post
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Palestinian Authority (PA) is continuing its crackdown on free speech in the West Bank, this time arresting prominent Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro for criticizing a journalist's arrest in a Facebook post.
    91. Chinese neocolonialism in Africa
      The Dragon eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    92. 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
      Published: 2017
      With the resurgence of a Kremlin-endorsed monastery, islanders on Valaam have endured trials, evictions and arson.
    93. How the aristocracy preserved their power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal.
    94. People are radicalizing Venezuela's Revolution: An interview with Christina Schiavoni
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In this interview Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activist, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than we normally get from the media. The interview covers food and health situations as well as on-going politics and people's participation in the politics.
    95. People's History, Memory & Archives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A gateway to resources on people's history and grassroots archives.
    96. The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A book review of The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left by author Helena Sheehan.
    97. How Right-Wing Extremists Stalk, Dox, and Harass Their Enemies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How neo-Nazis in the U.S use the online chatroom Pony Power to harass anti-facist activists.
    98. Fighting for climate justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Climate change is a key factor in oppression of the poor worldwide.
    99. Indian journalist critical of Hindu extremists is shot dead in Bangalore
      Police say Gauri Lankesh was shot and killed by three assailants as she was entering her home

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who was killed by three assailants was the senior editor of the tabloid known to be critical of Hindu extremists. The Committee to Protect Journalists reported that 27 journalists have been killed since 1992 with impunity.
    100. Language Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Issues of language are examined, in particular the maintenance of power by a linguistic or political majority through imposition of linguistic norms and beliefs on a minority.
    101. Martin Luther the Man-Devil
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of the book 'Manteuffel' by Danish author and public intellectual Peter Tudvad, a work of popular fiction that also takes on religious and social-political issues.
    102. Protest Alone Won't Stop Fascism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Desperate people are vulnerable to fascism, and the desperation is deepening: millions are eyeball deep in debt and 80% live paycheck to paycheck, while skyrocketing healthcare costs and rising rent heat up the social pressure cooker. It's this economic gut punch that the fascists hope to benefit from: as working people struggle to breathe the fascists hope to offer cheap, ready-made oxygen.
    103. The Strange (and Tortured) Legacy of 'Free Speech'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Despite a well-cultivated radical image, Antifa rarely focuses on the growing ultra-nationalism, militarism, and imperialism that lies at the very core of American politics – tendencies in fact more dangerous than the rhetoric of Yiannopoulos, Coulter, and Shapiro. Beneath its ultra-leftism is a modus operandi riddled with the worst of identity politics. And since its violent tactics are not aligned with any popular movement, its opposition to fascism (such as it is) turns hollow, empty. The irony is that while the FSM and its heirs did everything possible to expand the realm of free speech, new social forces – extreme identity groups, Antifa – want to restrict or deny freedoms.
    104. CIA sneak undetectable 'malicious' implants onto Windows OS - WikiLeaks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    105. 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
      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.
    106. Hurricane Harvey and the Dialectics of Nature
      Houston is the city where capitalism's victory over nature is the most complete - and also where nature takes its ultimate revenge

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Proyect argues that historically the shortsighted nature of capitalism has led to natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey. To understand nature, the ripple effects of its manipulation and to implement laws that protect it is in our only hope to prevent catastrophes such as Hurricane Harvey in the future.
    107. Israel Seeks 'Jewish' Non-Jews in Numbers Battle with Palestnians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      With a shortage of Jews to defeat the Palestinians demographically, the Netanyahu government is considering a revision to the traditional rabbinical injunction that a Jew must be born to a Jewish mother -- opening the doors to a new category of 'Jewish' non-Jews.
    108. Marxism, the Arab Spring, and Islamic fundamentalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While Islamic fundamentalists are united by a reactionary worldview, the movements are not the same and must be approached differently. The Left must stake out an independent view based on democracy, social justice, equality, and liberation and freedom from oppression.
    109. Mexican Journalists Say 'No to Silence'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In Mexico powerful entities -- ranging from government officials, to law enforcement, to drug cartel leaders -- routinely and systematically intimidate journalists and media outlets to prevent them from investigating state corruption and drug-related violence. Efforts to silence media often take place in the shadows, forcing victims to choose between self-censorship, forced displacement, or risking their lives for doing their jobs.
    110. Responding to Antifa and Riseup
      On Revolutionary Politics and Non-Violence

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      "The left" of contemporary 2017 America is deeply divided and fractured, and it is a shadow of its former self, considering the decline of organized labor, and the disappearance of left-public intellectuals in higher education. In this environment, what remains of "the left" desperately needs to reach out to the masses of Americans, including liberals, moderates, and political independents, and to pull them further to the left, if there is to be any chance of meaningful change. And berating anyone who is not perceived to be on the far left, rather than patiently working to bring these individuals into a broader left movement, is a recipe for irrelevance.
    111. When Progressives Start Abandoning Free Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the wake of attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia there were a number of rallies in Canadian cities. The anti-racist counter-demonstrators hugely outnumbered their rally opponents, constituting phenomenal public solidarity against racism. There was much to be cheered in these events. One thing dampened this amazing response. It was how, for some, denouncing hate slid into denouncing speech rights and into dangerous calls for governments to prevent rallies.
    112. AntiFa's Moral Superiority and the Potential for Left-Wing Unity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On the tragedy at Charlottesville and its aftermath.
    113. The Stomach-churning Violence of Monsanto, Bayer and the Argrochemical Oligopoly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Companies like Monsanto, Bayer and Syngenta, which make up the oligopoly that controls an increasingly globalised system of modern food and agriculture, have successfully instituted the notion that the mass application of biocides, monocropping and industrial agriculture are necessary and desirable.
    114. Why Are Progressives Stupid? It's Not Too Late to Get Smart
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Many progressives are stupid. Unless they get smart soon, "The Resistance" to Donald Trump will fail, just like everything else the Left has tried to do for the last 40 years.
    115. Podemos, Catalonia and the workers' movement in the Spanish state
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Following a long period of electoral upheaval and failure of the left, it is argued that the two key areas where the Spanish ruling class could have been confronted was through the workers' movement and the pro-independence movement in Catalonia, both of which were not sufficiently addressed by the Podemos campaign.
    116. Spend time honouring Indigenous heroes rather than debating Macdonald: Murray Sinclair
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Senator Murray Sinclair, the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says that removing tributes that are considered offensive to Indigenous Peoples would be 'counterproductive' and smacks of anger not harmony.
    117. Why is the media promoting Antifa?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The promotion of Antifa serves several interrelated functions. First, the physical violence of a handful of protesters in any large demonstration is regularly used as a pretext for police provocation. This is true not only in the US, but in Europe and around the world. Police give the "anti-fascist" and anarchist groups a free hand to carry out provocations, which are then exploited to carry out a violent crackdown. The groups themselves are easily infiltrated by police provocateurs, who encourage violent acts for the desired end.
    118. Car remotely deactivated after Quebec teen refuses to pay for removal of GPS device
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Quebec teenager's car was remotely deactivated by a dealership after he refused to pay to remove a GPS tracking device -- one that he never wanted installed in the first place.
    119. Is Harvey Also a Threat to the Air We Breathe?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Following Houston's catastrophic flooding, petrochemical plants have abruptly started shutting down operations, including ExxonMobil, Petrobras, Shell and Chevron Phillips. While these shutdowns might be necessary, they can also produce significant amounts of air pollution.
    120. Connexions Other Voices - August 27, 2017
      Official Enemies

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives like, and why should we consider them our enemies?
    121. How 'Antifa' Mirrors the 'Alt-Right'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    122. The Anti-Empire Report #150
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Anti-Empire Report by William Blum.
    123. Marx's Capital at 150
      History in Capital, Capital in History

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at Karl Marx's historic book 'Capital' Volume 1 on the 150th anniversary of publication, its historical significance and influence, and what it means for those who read the book today.
    124. 150 years of Karl Marx's Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Marx's Capital, Tom O'Lincoln explains why "the Bible of the working class" is about much more than economics.
    125. Philippines: Walden Bello on fighting fascism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Walden Bello at the National Anti-Dictatorship Conference, University of the Philippines, outlines the key elements of an anti-dictatorship program.
    126. Trump Attorney Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Access in $300 Million Racketeering Case
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Lawyers for Energy Transfer Partners, which include Donald Trump's go-to attorneys, have filed a $300 million lawsuit against Greenpeace and other environmental groups for their activism against the long-contested North Dakota-to-Illinois project.
    127. 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
      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.
    128. Black Bloc Warning Urges More Violence Against Canadian Journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Black Bloc anti-fascists whose members assaulted two Global News journalists at a demonstration in Quebec last weekend defended their actions Thursday and threatened more violence against journalists covering future protests in order to, according to the post, "make demonstrations safer" for the group.
    129. Freedom for the Speech We Hate: a Legal Guide to Your Protest Rights
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    130. How (Not) to Challenge Racist Violence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As white nationalism and the so-called "alt-Right" have gained prominence in the Trump era, a bipartisan reaction has coalesced to challenge these ideologies. But much of this bipartisan coalition focuses on individual, extreme, and hate-filled mobilizations and rhetoric, rather than the deeper, politer, and apparently more politically acceptable violence that imbues United States foreign and domestic policy in the 21st century.
    131. Amid the Tumult in Durham
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    132. Thousands of Atlantic salmon escape fish farm near Victoria after nets damaged
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped into Pacific waters east of Victoria, BC after facilities containing an estimated 305,000 fish were damaged at a U.S. fish farm in the San Juan Island.
    133. CBC Radio badly off track with too much personal storytelling
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    134. The Economy of an Ecological Society Will Be at the Service of Humanity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    135. A taxonomy of American far-right hate groups
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An overview of the attitudes of various far-right groups in the United States.
    136. Israel Continues Its Attack on Palestinian Freedom of Expression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The arrest of a teenager for voicing an opinion on a social media site raises serious concerns over freedom of expression in Israel.
    137. Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows the alt-right is getting stronger
      Taxonomy of Trolls

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The alt-right isn't one group. They don't have one coherent identity. Rather, they're a loose collection of people from disparate backgrounds who would never normally interact: bored teenagers, gamers, men's rights activists, conspiracy theorists and, yes, white nationalists and neo-Nazis. But thanks to the internet, they’re beginning to form a cohesive group identity.
    138. Ryerson Made a Mistake in Cancelling Panel Discussion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Not only are censorship and suppression fatal to the purpose of the university, they undermine the foundation of democratic society. When individual rights to freedom of expression are diminished or taken away for an allegedly good cause, they are necessarily invested in some higher authority that is given the right to determine what is acceptable. The result is censorship from above – ultimately the state – with the likelihood that the champions of that censorship today are its vulnerable targets tomorrow.
    139. Big city war: NATO seeks concepts for waging urban conflict
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    140. Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Nazis didn't fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.
    141. Historic Settlement Reached on Behalf of CIA Torture Victims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Details on the legal settlement between the U.S government and the victims of a CIA torture program in 2002.
    142. The North Korea Standoff, Like the Cuban Missile Crisis, Exposes the Reckless U.S. Worldview
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The confrontation between the U.S. and North Korea has cooled off slightly with Kim Jong-un's announcement that, at least for the time being, he will not attack Guam with an "enveloping fire." A good place to start is with the repeated comparisons U.S. politicians have made between the situation with North Korea and the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962.
    143. Right But Wrong: Trump's Defense of Confederate Symbols and Its Threat to Color-Blind Liberalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The ugly scenes of neo-nazis, neo-Confederates, and self-proclaimed white supremacists marching in large numbers and brawling on the streets of Charlottesville shocked American culture. President Trump spoke three times commenting on those troubling events.
    144. Settlement Reached in C.I.A. Torture Case
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The lawsuit against two psychologists who helped architect the Central Intelligence Agency's brutal interrogation program was recently brought to an end, in what was an unusual effort to hold them personally accountable for the tactics the CIA adopted.
    145. This Group Has Successfully Converted White Supremacists Using Compassion. Trump Defunded It.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Life After Hate is a Chicago-based nonprofit that does path-breaking work. Founded by former white supremacist leaders in 2011, it studies the forces that draw people to hate and helps those who are willing to disengage from radical extremist movements. In June, the Department of Homeland Security revoked a grant to the nonprofit, telling The Huffington Post that it wants to focus on funding groups that work with law enforcement.
    146. Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life -- And He Isn't Going to Change After Charlottesville
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    147. The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis' Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      You can fight fascism by employing and championing one of its defining traits: viewpoint-based state censorship. those who favor free speech suppression, or who oppose the ACLU’s universal defense of speech rights, will create results that are the exact opposite of those they claim to want. It’s an indescribably misguided strategy that will inevitably victimize themselves and their own views.
    148. Do you know a community that might like a new newspaper?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    149. Google's new advertising program tracks offline line shoppers, violates privacy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The privacy watchdog Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a formal complaint against Google alleging that the company's new advertising program violates consumer privacy.
    150. Google's new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    151. How to Fight a Giant: Militant Labor Organizers Catch PepsiCo Off Guard
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The sudden closing of a factory by PepsiCo, the world's second-largest snacks producer, leaves hundred's of workers in Argentina without jobs or sucurity, resulting in a massive demonstration of solidarity for worker's rights.
    152. Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of Shashi Tharoor's book "Inglorious Empire", which is a scorching indictment of British rule in India and British imperialism in general.
    153. My Coal Childhood: Lessons From Germany's Mine Pit Lakes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A personal account of living near a coal mine in the Lausitz region of Germany, where extensive mining has severely damaged the environment and current 'solutions' are creating even further challenges.
    154. The People are Not the Enemy: Police Anarchy in America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      With alarming regularity unarmed American men, women, children and even pets are dying at the hands of police who are trained to shoot first and ask questions later, yet government seems to do little to resolve this crisis in policing.
    155. Biological Warfare: US & Saudis Use Cholera to Kill Yemenis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    156. How to Escape the Present
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of Naomi Klein's book "No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need". Klein's focus is the global economy and the deeply flawed value system it creates, at the expense of people and the environment.
    157. Jewish woman sues Andrew Anglin over troll storm
      Suit against Daily Stormer's neo-Nazi blogger raises questions about free speech and online harassment.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Tanya Gersh and her family had been the target of a coordinated harassment and intimidation campaign spearheaded by Andrew Anglin, a blogger who runs a neo-Nazi website. An ensuing lawsuit against Anglin could set a precedent for the way courts draw a line between free speech and online harassment.
    158. Nutrient Runoff is Killing American Waters and Voluntary Actions Aren't Working
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The ongoing causes and devastating effects of nutrient pollution on American lakes, bays and waterways is examined.
    159. Venezuela Elections: Resurgent Chavismo and 'Unrecognised' Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After weeks of imperialist threats and opposition violence, the elections for the Constituent Assembly (ANC) in Venezuela took place on July 30th. The result was a massive turnout of over 8 million voters, around 41% of the electorate, which gave chavismo a much-needed shot in the arm. The western media reacted by trying to dispute the number and sticking even closer to the narrative being pushed by the opposition and the US State Department.
    160. Marx and Engels on ecology: A reply to radical critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of the book "Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique" authored by Paul Burkett and John Bellamy Foster, who respond to critics of ecological Marxism with a comprehensive examination of what the founders of historical materialism wrote and thought about mankind's relationship to the earth.
    161. Stupid Patent of the Month: HP Patents Reminder Messages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A recent patent to HP on 'Reminder messages' provides more evidence that the Patent Office takes an overly rigid approach to evaluating whether or not a patent application is obvious, and speaks poorly for its ability to determine whether patent applications actually reflect new inventions.
    162. Debunking the 2 claims: anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and BDS unfairly singles out Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The author points out the falsehoods surrounding the two most common claims by those who oppose actions in support of Palestinian rights.
    163. 'It's okay to be racist in Israel'
      An Israeli conscientious objector speaks out about racism and subjugation as the occupation enters its 51st year.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An interview with Sahar Vardi, a conscientious objector in opposition to Israel's policies in the Palestinian territories, who was sentenced to prison and detention for her defiance.
    164. Palestine Museum of Natural History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Palestine Museum of Natural History provides testimony to the Palestinian attachment to the land, for preservation of plant and animal life, as well as cultural expression and identity to the Palestinian community.
    165. Collateral Damage: U.S. Sanctions Aimed at Russia Strike Western European Allies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    166. Israel's Slander Network
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The author responds to an article titled "It’s Time to Talk About Yves Engler", which was written by a York University student affiliated to the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA).
    167. One Taxi Driver's Story of Trying to Survive in the Age of Uber
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Since Uber and other "ride-share" businesses emerged in Chicago, the livelihood that once sustained one taxi driver's family of five has now virtually disappeared.
    168. How Threats Against Domain Names Are Used to Censor Content
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A summary of a whitepaper released by EFF titled "Which Internet registries offer the best protection for domain owners?", outlining important points to consider, such as the policies of the registry that operates the domain.
    169. The Lynching of Ted Smith
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An account of the brutal slaying of Ted Smith, an African American teen who was burned at the stake by a mob of white men in Greenville, Texas on July 28, 1908.
    170. Poison Papers Snapshot: HOJO Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion With Chemical Industry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A commentary on the "Poison papers", chemical industry and regulatory agency documents and correspondence stretching back decades, which shed light on what was known about chemical toxicity and practices in the often-incriminating words of the participants themselves, and which still have implications for us today.
    171. 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
      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.
    172. Policing for Profit: Jeff Sessions & Co.'s Thinly Veiled Plot to Rob Us Blind
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Commentary on 'policing for profit', or civil asset forfeiture, which allows police and prosecutors to seize property and sell it to help fund agency budgets.
    173. Leonardo da Vinci's Visionary Notebooks Now Online: Browse 570 Digitized Pages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at some of the secret manuscripts by Leonardo da Vinci, many now online, which remained hidden for centuries and only accessible by only the most rarified of collectors.
    174. Venezuela on the Edge of Civil War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Venezuela is a step closer to civil war after the July 20, 2017 "fake referendum" held by the government opposition, which resulted in a vote of "no confidence" for President Nicolas Maduro.
    175. Was the "Russian Hack" an Inside Job?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Forensic studies of "Russian hacking" into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2017, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then doctored to incriminate Russia.
    176. When Israel's friends in Labour advocated genocide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Every so often Labour Friends of Israel pays tribute to Richard Crossman, an early activist with the British pressure group and one of the best known British politicians of the mid-20th century. The tributes to the late cabinet minister are not entirely informative.One detail that tends to be omitted is that, when it came to Palestine, Crossman advocated genocide.
    177. "All Power to the Soviets!" Biography of a Slogan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An examination of the origins of the slogan "All Power to the Soviets" in its original context of Russia in 1917.
    178. Dylan and Woody: Goin' Down the Road Feelin’ Bad
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.'
    179. EFF Asks Court to Strike Down Unconstitutional Restraint on Our Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      GEMSA's patent litigation was featured in EFF's June 2016 blog series "Stupid Patent of the Month."
    180. Quantitative Easing: the Most Opaque Transfer of Wealth in History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Quantitative Easing, by 'injecting' money into the economy, was supposed to get banks lending again, boosting investment and driving up economic growth, but this has proven not to be the case.
    181. A Shameful Silence: Where is the Outrage Over the Slaughter of Civilians in Mosul?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The catastrophic number of civilian casualties in Mosul is receiving little attention internationally from politicians and journalists. This is in sharp contrast to the outrage expressed worldwide over the bombardment of east Aleppo by Syrian government and Russian forces at the end of 2016.
    182. Analyzing the Failures of Syriza
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examines the failture of Syriza, The Coalition of the Radical Left, since their election in Greece.
    183. The wonderful world of bossnapping
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A short introduction to and history of 'bossnapping', where workers detain their bosses in order to win demands.
    184. Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017
      Secrecy and Power

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
    185. Dakota Access-Style Policing Moves to Pennsylvania’s Mariner East 2 Pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examination of the troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
    186. Alt-right group posts names, photos of 'potentially dangerous' Cornwallis protesters
      28 people 'doxed' by national socialist group, some labelled as mentally ill

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A group of self-described national socialists in Nova Scotia has posted personal information about people who have shown interest in protests calling for the removal of an Edward Cornwallis statue in Halifax, labelling them as "potentially dangerous."
    187. 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
      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.
    188. Empire of Destruction
      Precision Warfare? Don't Make Me Laugh

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    189. Jeremy Corbyn Wants to Requisition Homes of the Rich for Fire Survivors — Like Churchill Did in WWII
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has a bold proposal to house the survivors of a devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower apartment complex in empty luxury homes.
    190. Palestinians have a legal right to armed struggle
      It's time for Israel to accept that as an occupied people, Palestinians have a right to resist - in every way possible.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      International law recognises the fundamental rights to self-determination, freedom and independence for the occupied. For Palestinians that includes the right to armed struggle.
    191. The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    192. Ear Hustle: Prison podcast tells of life in San Quentin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Recorded in the historic San Quentin State Prison, the new Ear Hustle podcast paints a human image of life in lockup.
    193. Fear and Trembling in the Workplace
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    194. How Seattle Voted to Tax the Rich
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Seattle further cemented its reputation as one of the most progressive cities in the U.S. last week, when its City Council passed a law to tax the rich, sponsored by socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant along with Councilmember Lisa Herbold.
    195. Venezuelan Opposition "Consultation"
      Playing Alone and Losing

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Venezuelan opposition "referendum", which in reality was nothing more than a non-binding 'consultation' without any legal status, was predicted as a major political earthquake that would instantly change the country's landscape.
    196. Why ISIS Fighters are Being Thrown Off Buildings in Mosul
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The suspicion by Iraqi soldiers and militiamen that their own government is too corrupt to keep captured Isis fighters in detention is one reason why prisoners are being killed.
    197. CNN: "Russia is an Adversary, Ukraine is Not."
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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."
    198. How I Learned Courts are Off-Limits to the 99 Percent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Rall discusses the expenses of the American justice system that benefit large corporations and the wealthy.
    199. Your Personal Consumption Choices Can't Save the Planet: We Have to Confront Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Failing to do our part for climate change is a convenient narrative to the small minority of people who are actually responsible for fueling the crisis, and the answer to tackling the crisis is actually changing the economic system driving climate change.
    200. The Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Jerry Berrigan Brigade, named after Syracuse peacemaker Jerry Berrigan, were called to court for their nonviolent witness against drone warfare at the state-side drone base Hancock.
    201. University of Toronto student app takes you back in time in Kensington Market
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The app uses augmented reality to tell the story of a historic Toronto neighbourhood.
    202. The Left needs to "find common ground" with Evangelical Christians
      "There’s no point arguing that it can't be done because the cultural differences are too great," says Chomsky

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A discussion between Noam Chomsky and Charles Derber excerpted from the novel by Derber entitled, "Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Democracy for Social Justice in Perilous Times."
    203. Anti-Racism at the Neighbourhood Level
      Resource Type: Audio
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    204. The financial system killing environmental activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Global Witness report reveals 2016 as the deadliest year yet for environmental defenders. International investors are accused of bankrolling the projects that hundreds of people have been killed protesting.
    205. Israel's Ever-More Sadistic Reprisals Help Shore up a Sense of Victimhood
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israel argues that a potential attacker can only be dissuaded by knowing his loved ones will suffer harsh retribution.
    206. Message from the High Court: Carry on arming the Saudis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Campaigners are furious with a High Court decision in London allowing the UK Government to carry on exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use against Yemenis.
    207. The Ordeal of Hassan Diab
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Sociology professor and Canadian citizen Hassan Diab was wrongfully arrested and extradiated to France in 2008. To this day the Canadian government is silent on the events.
    208. Trump's Worst Collusion Isn't With Russia -- It's With Corporations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Many leading liberals suspect that Trump worked with Russia to win his election, but we've long known that huge corporations and wealthy individuals threw their weight behind the billionaire.
    209. U.S., UK and France Denounce Nuclear Ban Treaty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The U.S., UK and France did not participate in the United Nations negotiations leading to the recent adoption of the nuclear ban treaty, and joined together in expressing their outright defiance of the newly-adopted treaty.
    210. The view from different planets
      Connecting wildfires and climate change proscribed only on Planet Alberta

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The political discourse surrounding climate change and wildfires is almost nonexistent in Alberta.
    211. Why Can't the U.S. Left Get Venezuela Right?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As Venezuela's fascist-minded oligarchy conspires with U.S. imperialism to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro, few in the U.S. seem to care.
    212. A Brief History of Mass Theft
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    213. Comply or Die: the Police State's Answer to Free Speech Is Brute Force
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    214. Fighting the Wrong Enemy: Why Americans Hate Muslims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    215. My Stealthy Freedom: The Hijab in Iran and in the West
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An interview with Masih Alinejad, an outspoken critic of the forced hijab policy in Iran, about how the Islamic Revolution affected women, compulsory hijab laws, and her activism.
    216. Thoreau at 200
      Don't Let Bill Gates Ban the Hoe

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In support of the so-called 'Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa,' Bill Gates is telling African women in remote villages to put down their hand-held hoes.
    217. Canada's Little Known History of Impoverishing the Congo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadians are ignorant and confused about their country's role in the world.In a recent example of 'benevolent Canada' bias, the Globe and Mail reported uncritically about a trip International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau made to the Congo. In a story last week headlined "Canada commits $97-million to Congo under feminist foreign-aid policy", the Globe reported that "Canada has committed nearly $100-million to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to support women's economic empowerment, protect street children and provide humanitarian assistance."
    218. A successful rent strike in 1930s Peckham
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Historical account of a successful rent strike in Peckham, London, where tenants lived in appalling conditions.
    219. Why Palestine is Still the Issue
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The longest occupation and resistance in modern times is a crime that has been suppressed in the intellectual and political culture of the West.
    220. UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia ruled lawful
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After seeing secret evidence, the High Court in Britain has ruled that the UK government's arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, despite claims the government has contravened humanitarian law.
    221. 'Atheist Muslim' says bigoted Donald Trump supporters have hijacked debate on Islam
      'The left is wrong on Islam - the right is wrong on Muslims,' says author Ali Rizvi

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Author Ali Rizvi claims that people on the left and the right of the political spectrum are both unable to distinguish between "Islamic ideology and Muslim identity", preventing honest conversations about the link between religion and terrorism.
    222. Cultural Appropriation and Secular Blasphemy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On the controversies over 'cultural appropriation'.
    223. Is Tribalism Racist?
      Antiracism Norms and Immigration

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Are ethnically-motivated restrictions on immigration racist? Eric Kaufmann draws on new data from an 18-country survey to explain how people answered this question and how their answer affects their own support for higher or lower immigration levels.
    224. Fake News on Russia in the New York Times, 1917-2017
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Fake news on Russia is a Times tradition that can be traced back at least as far as the 1917 revolution.
    225. Germany made over 1bn out of Greek debt crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Since the beginning of Greece’s crisis in 2009 Germany’s Finance Ministry has cashed in to the tune of 1.3 billion as a result of its loans to Athens and its debt buying programs reports Euractiv.
    226. Hungarian far right launches new political party
      Militants gather in Budapest to form political movement aiming to replace current party on the extreme right

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Hundreds of Hungarian right-wing militants gathered in Budapest to launch a political movement that they hope will run in next year’s parliamentary elections on a platform that includes open racism.
    227. The Attack on Al Jazeera
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    228. The Canadian Left and Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Accusations of Left anti-Semitism may mask a more significant racism problem on the Left.
    229. The Destructive Power Trips of Amazon's Boss
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    230. There's No Good Reason for Your Boss to Make 347 Times What You Do
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      CEO pay at America's 500 largest companies averaged $13.1 million in 2016. That's 347 times what the average employee makes.
    231. This is What Plutocracy Looks Like
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Mr. Trump is the quintessential plutocrat-- a self-interested man of inherited means and limited life experience who stumbled upward through political economy engineered to benefit his class. It is this very public nature of his 'success' that attaches class culpability to his actions.
    232. What if Omar Khadr isn't guilty?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The controversy surrounding Omar Khadr's reported $10.5-million settlement for Ottawa's complicity in his oppressive detention at Guantanamo Bay obscures a key issue we've never truly explored in Canada.What if Khadr was innocent of the murder of Sgt. Christopher Speer this whole time, and we didn't lift a finger while he sat in a hell-hole for a decade?
    233. When Will Co-opted Figures and Board Members Be Hauled into Court?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      They promote the message that their products are essential to our survival. They promote a fundamentally ecologically, socially and economically damaging model of agriculture facilitated by Washington, the World Trade Organization, World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
    234. Why Imperial Washington Should Cool It On North Korea
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The author argues that an enhanced package of sanctions, UN resolutions, diplomatic pressures and miltary threats against North Korea is futile; indeed Washington has been doing this for years and it hasn't worked yet, and a more robust version directed at North Korea won't work now.
    235. Wonder Woman is a hero only the military-industrial complex could create
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The author peels back the layer of blockbuster comic book fun to reveal the film's disturbing and not-so-covert political and militaristic messages.
    236. 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
      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.
    237. Gilroy and Reed on Race, Class & Culture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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'.
    238. New map records sites of Australia's colonial massacres
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Map is the first to detail evidence of more than 150 massacres involving almost every aboriginal clan between 1788 and 1872.
    239. The problem with identity politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An examination of identity politics, and how experience alone is an inadequate foundation from which to develop an analysis of oppression or to devise political strategies to end it.
    240. Egerton Ryerson doesn't deserve an anti-Indigenous label
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In defence of Egerton Ryerson (the namesake of Ryerson University) regarding the current anti-indigenous controversy.
    241. The Great Power Shift: a Russia-China Alliance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A significant powershift in the triangular relaionship between the US, Russia and China is occuring as Sino-Russian relations are improving.
    242. Squatters' 60-Year War Against Private Property
      How propertied classes team up with the state to forcibly evict urban squatters.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Over the past 60 years, whenever squatters claimed homes in Western European and U.S. cities, even buildings long abandoned, the state used force to protect private property.
    243. Washington and Berlin on a Collision Course
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Russia sanctions bill that passed the US Senate on June 15, 2017 directly demonizes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, under the Baltic Sea, which is bound to double Gazprom's energy capacity to supply gas to Europe.
    244. You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The author explains why the dystopian future dreamed up by such authors as George Orwell, Ray Bradbury and Margaret Atwood has already arrived.
    245. Here's why papers don't deserve support; money should go to committed Internet sites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    246. The 'Forgotten' US Shootdown of Iranian Airliner Flight 655
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The shooting down of Iran Air flight 655 by the US Navy, which killed 290 civilian passengers, is well remembered in Iran twenty-nine years after the incident, yet many Americans reliant on US media may not have even heard about it.
    247. Waving From the Rooftops
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The drug Narcan (Naxalone) has skyrocketed in price due to the heroine and opioide crisis. Political response shows disregard for not only drug addicts, but the welfare and lives of all people under capitalism.
    248. What Does 'Community' Mean?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The terms evolution makes a nice metaphor for the rise of American individualism -- and the decline of trust in American institutions.
    249. Where Did Britain's Racists Go?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A year ago Britain voted to exit the European Union. Anyone who wanted to leave the EU was deemed to be a racist, a caveman, an irrational nationalist and even a drunk fool. However today – exactly one year later, some are talking about a "soft" Brexit or even no Brexit. Has Britain changed so much in a year?
    250. Aztec tower of Human Skulls Uncovered in Mexico City
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Archeologists discover 676 skulls from Aztec archeological site, in Mexico City.
    251. First register; then turn tricks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A new prostitution law to include compulsory registration meant to fight human trafficking and exploitation is not popular in the industry, and may lead to a return of prostitution going underground.
    252. How Culture Came to Appropriate Race
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Racism has historically played a major role in shaping adoption practices.
    253. How Paul Robeson found his political voice in the Welsh valleys
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Acclaimed stage actor, American football player, and political activist Paul Robinson became invovled with the Welsh mining labor movement in Rhondda Valley.
    254. How the tiny fishing village of Pugwash tried to stop a nuclear war
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Pugwash Conference in Nova Scotia, a gathering of leading scientists to help thwart nuclear war, is the inspiration for a new play by Vern Thiessen.
    255. What can the Corbynistas learn from Syriza?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As a Corbyn government seems more and more likely, there are clear lessons to be drawn from the Greek experience.
    256. As the World Turned Upside Down
      Left Intellectuals in Yugoslavia, 1988–90

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An account of the author's experiences and reflections meeting left intellectuals, primarily during conferences in Yugoslavia between 1988 and 1990.
    257. The Unclaimed Dead
      In Texas, the Bodies of Migrants Who Perished in the Desert Provide Clues to the Living

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Operation Identification, a program began in 2013 amid a swirl of grassroots organizing, lead the exhumation of more than 50 unidentified human remains from a rural graveyard named Sacred Heart.
    258. Call Center Unions Build International Connections
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    259. Cleaning Toilets for Jesus
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    260. Liberals' Neglect of Hassan Diab a Scar on Canada's History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An innocent Canadian citizen has been wrongly incarcerated by foreign powers and torn away from his family, but our country's leader seems unfazed.
    261. Class and class struggle in China today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    262. Detroit's Underground Economy: Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Detroit's economic comeback is greatly overstated, while many residents survive through informal business arrangements and bartering.
    263. Fast food rights: organising the unorganised
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    264. The 1,000-year-old lost Arab poetry that lives on in Hebrew
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A thousand years ago, the Iberian peninsula was a cultural oasis-- until a million of its Arabic manuscripts were destroyed. Benjamin Ramm explains how its poetry lives on.
    265. Uncovering the history of the English Revolution
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of John Rees, The Leveller Revolution: Radical Political Organisation in England, 1640-1650, Verso (2016).
    266. 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
      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.
    267. Israel's Efforts to Hide Palestinians From View No Longer Fools Young American Jews
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The denial of Palestinian history by Israel is no longer accepted by many young American Jews, a community that is increasingly polarized by the issue.
    268. Trump's 'No Fly Zone' Escalates U.S. War Against Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The June 18th destruction of a Syrian government aircraft by a U.S. fighter jet underscores the fact that U.S. and its imperial allies in Syria will attack any and all forces that seek to interfere with U.S. imperialist objectives.
    269. CNN Journalists Resign: Latest Example of Media Recklessness on the Russia Threat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Major U.S. media outlets have published claims about the Russian threat in the direction of exaggerating the threat as well as inventing incriminating links between Moscow and the Trump circle, many of which have turned out to be false.
    270. Driverless Cars: Hype, Hubris and Distractions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    271. Hersh's New Syria Revelations Buried From View
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    272. HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier runs on Windows XP, vulnerable to cyberattack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The first of Britain's two brand new aircraft carriers runs on outdated Windows XP software that may be vulnerable to cyberattack.
    273. Immanuel Kant on Electoral Interference
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Historically the United States has been far more inclined to engage in politcal interference than Russia.
    274. Software problems delay virtual F-35s as well
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Virtual planes experiencing problems plaguing the F-35. "Unexpected issues" have resulted in a three-month delay in delivering the newest simulator software to foreign customers like Norway, Italy, Israel, and Japan.
    275. Connexions Other Voices - June 26, 2017
      Public Safety

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The June 26, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter is about public safety.
    276. Grenfell Tower: the Tragic Price of the Rolled-Back State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    277. Lies That Capitalists Tell Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Counter-arguments against common beliefs of the benefit of capitalism.
    278. One Woman Is Behind the Most Up-to-Date Interactive Map of Femicides in Mexico
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The interactive 'Femicides in Mexico Map' is a "citizen-led, civic, independent initiative based on open data which, using geographical coordinates, has been mapping cases of femicide since 2016.
    279. These are the Israeli leaders who want to destroy al-Aqsa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The recent violence at the al-Aqsa temple and subsequent response by Israeli leadership underscores the belief that the intent is to replace the Muslim holy site as part of the broader agenda of Israeli sovereignty.
    280. East Africa: EAC Urged to Go Ahead With Plans to Ban Second-Hand Clothes Import
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The East African Community (EAC) should continue with plans to ban imports of second-hand clothes to promote the domestic textile industry.
    281. Election Interference Hypocrisy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    282. No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Data gaps in testing and regulations of water safety in America can potentially put many citizens at risk.
    283. On Hidden Cultural Corruptors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The educational institution and military institution both purport to be a source of the nation's highest values, yet they often corrupt and bring out the worst qualities in American citizens.
    284. Palestine: Another Desperate Cry for Help
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine (NCCOP) has just issued a final plea for help in the form of an open letter to the World Council of Churches and the ecumenical movement.
    285. The Sex Offender: the 21st Century Witch
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Looks at the status of a "sexual offender" in America, including sexual offender registries, as well as groups working against false accusations.
    286. The Bolsheviks and Antisemitism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Antisemitism was found across the political divide in Russia's year of revolution.
    287. The Pentagon Says One Civilian Died in Drone Strike on Syrian Mosque. Witnesses Say It Killed Dozens.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Pentagon review concludes that a missile strike only killed one person and was a legal attack on a legitimate target. The review did not include eye witness testimony which claims dozens of lives were lost as well as damage to a mosque.
    288. Remembering Peekskill
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Peekskill Riots in 1949 remind us of a period of postwar rebellion and reaction that set the stage for the rest of the century.
    289. Disaster at Arm's Length
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Grenfell Tower disaster in London exposes the class violence embedded in London's gentrifying neighbourhoods.
    290. Resist This: the United States is at War With Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The United States is engaged in military actions within a sovereign country that poses no actual or imminent threat, effectively an act of war against Syria.
    291. The Single Party French State … as the Majority of Voters Abstain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The victory of Macron's personal party, la République En Marche (REM), with an absolute majority of 350 out of 577 seats in the National Assembly, has bled the two traditional governing parties, the Republicans and the Socialists.
    292. Trump's election integrity commission needs to redress voter suppression, not fraud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      President Trump signed an executive order to establish the Election Integrity Commission, an effort focused on improper voter registrations and voter fraud. The formation comes days after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal to reinstate North Carolina's stringent voter identification laws that were found to discriminate against African Americans.
    293. Who Built the Panama Canal?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Donald Trump might not know it, but the United States didn't build the Panama Canal. Workers did.
    294. Grenfell Tower Fire: Corporate Manslaughter in London
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    295. Mass Incarceration, Prison Labor in the United States
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Federal Prison Industries (FPI) under the brand UNICORE operates approximately 52 factories (prisons) across the United States.
    296. The Militarized Police State Opens Fire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Police and government agents are often left out of the conversation on gun violence, despite being among the greatest purpotrators of gun violence in America.
    297. Reporters face 70 years in prison over anti-Trump march
      Two journalists are among more than 200 people facing felony charges after mass arrests at Inauguration Day rally.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The actions of police during the inauguration of Donald Trump and arrest of over 230 people with threat of harsh penalties, including 70 years in prison for two journalists, is tantamount to criminalizing dissent.
    298. Texas Couple Exonerated 25 Years After Being Convicted of Lurid Crimes That Never Happened
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Fran and Dan Keller's prosecution in 1992 was part of a wave of cases across the country amid an episode of mass hysteria known as the Satanic Panic.
    299. Decision from an Unknown Body: On blocking websites in Egypt
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Report by AFTE on state censorship and the monitoring and blocking of websites in Egypt.
    300. Grenfell Tower fire: anger rising
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    301. The Monopoly board of the city: Grenfell Tower - where was the HCA, government housing regulator??
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Homes & Community Agency(HCA) is the UK state regulatory body for social housing; its job is to monitor the performance, finances and provision of services of landlords. Missing from the media coverage of the Grenfell Tower fire disaster so far is any discussion of what relation the HCA has to this horror story of corporate murder.
    302. The Politics of Terror Mirrors the Politics of Heroin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While terrorist activities of ISIS in the West are describes as blowback. a more sinister connection than ‘guilt by association’ comes to the surface if we analyse Western elite behaviour elsewhere.
    303. Republican Data-Mining Firm Exposed Personal Information for Virtually Every American Voter
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Evidence suggests that Republican-linked election databases were inadvertently exposed to the internet, without password protection, potentially violating the privacy of almost every registered voter in the United States.
    304. Transit Riders Unions vs. Climate Change, White Supremacy and Disaster Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On May 28th, 2017, two men were killed while intervening to stop the harassment of two young Black women aboard Portland city's light rail. These events occured at a time of growing debate about the militarization of public transportation.
    305. Trustworthy, loyal, obedient, clean and reverent…
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of 'The Hotel Tacloban' by Douglas Valentine.
    306. The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The US government's involvement with the drug cartels is examined in a new documentary on The History Channel.
    307. Banned Love: Trump, Pocahantas and the Lovings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The author looks at the history of interracial relationships, from thier legalization 50 years ago, to their future during the Trump administration.
    308. The Challenge of Defining Fossil Fuel Subsidies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An examination of the ways fossil fuel subsidies are measured and why semantic arguments over definitions may be missing the point.
    309. Death of an Activist in Venezuela: In Memory of Orlando Figueroa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    310. Election Con 2016: New Evidence Demolishes the Myth of Trump's “Blue-Collar” Populism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    311. Essential Debates at the Intersections of Science and Socialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    312. Here's the PR Firm Behind ‘Your Energy America’ Front Group Pushing Atlantic Coast Pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    313. Nuclear Weapons Ban? What Needs to be Banned Is U.S. Arrogance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Nuclear disarmament will be possible only when leaders in Washington recognize that other peoples also have a right and a will to live.
    314. Rigged. Forced into Debt. Worked past exhaustion. Left with nothing.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Port trucking companies in southern California have spent the past decade forcing drivers to finance their own trucks by taking on debt, which is then used as leverage to extract forced labor and trap drivers in jobs that leave them destitute.
    315. The Breaking Of The Corporate Media Monopoly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Alternative articles are being shared more widely online than the views of mainstream newspaper commentators. Discussed in relation to 2017 UK election.
    316. Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    317. A Day in the Life of a Day Laborer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look at day labourers in Chicago, many who work precariously, under dangerous conditions and sometimes without getting paid.
    318. Lynching Free Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In Charlottesville, as in so many parts of the country right now, the conflict is over how to reconcile the nation's checkered past, particularly as it relates to slavery, with the present need to sanitize the environment of anything -- words and images -- that might cause offense, especially if it's a Confederate flag or monument.
    319. Why the CIA Cares About Marxism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Abundant evidence of course exists of the CIA's complex cultural interventions into French intellectual affairs -- but it is critical to recognise that it was the political shortcomings of communist organizations themselves (i.e., Stalinists) that had the determinant impact on the obscurantist trajectory of left-wing academic ideas.
    320. Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Have Been Duped into Producing Too Much Milk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Wisconsin farmers have been duped into producing too much milk, resulting in reduced profitability and at the expense of the environment.
    321. Beware the Poisoned Chalice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    322. Comey's Lies of Omission
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    323. The Grenfell Tower fire could have been avoided: this government must be held responsible
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    324. Monbiot Still Can't Admit Media's Core Problem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After more than two decades at the Guardian, George Monbiot has finally written a column in which he concedes that the entire British media has a problem, including its supposedly left-liberal elements like the Guardian.
    325. The Ordeal of Migrants
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Migrants face prejudices, xenophobia and racism, besides bureaucratic obstacles that do not recognize their qualifications.
    326. The Problem Isn't Willie Pete, The Problem is War Crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The problem with bombarding Syrian cities, or any populated areas, isn't just that it is being done with white phosphorous, it's that it is being done at all.
    327. Scapegoating Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of "The Plot to Scapegoat Russia" authored by labour and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik.
    328. Colin Kaepernick: Patriotism and the Owning Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    329. Journalism, History and War: Sit, Type and Bleed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There are millions of victims throughout the Middle East region, that cannot be understood or expressed through typical media narration: a gripping headline, couple of quotes and a paragraph or two by way of providing context.The price is too high for this kind of lazy journalism.
    330. U.S. Has Only Acknowledged A Fifth of Its Lethal Strikes, New Study Finds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While Obama took steps to improve transparency about drone strikes, reports show that the U.S. has only acknowledged approximately 20 percent of its reported drone strikes, and failed to claim responsibility or provide details in the vast majority of cases.
    331. We Need a Much Bigger Leap! John Bellamy Foster on Naomi Klein's 'No Is Not Enough'
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is much to admire in Naomi Klein's new book, but she underestimates the danger posed by Trumpism, and doesn't pose a real alternative. She calls for a Leap, but it isn't high enough or far enough.
    332. Women-only spa stirs controversy after transgender woman turned away
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A popular women-only spa is at the centre of a social media controversy after a transgender individual said they were not allowed to enter because of a policy forbidding male genitalia.
    333. Britain Refuses to Accept How Terrorists Really Work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Self-interest is motive for the British government's portrayal of terrorism as essentially home-grown cancers within the Muslim community.
    334. Britain’s Real Terror Apologists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    335. Egypt bans Medium as media crackdown widens
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Dozens of websites, including opposition publications, banned since May 24, 2017, in 'clear attack on media', watchdog says.
    336. An End to Conversion Therapy?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Nevada is the latest of eight states that officially ended the practice of sexual "conversion therapy" of minors.
    337. The Making of the Muslim World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Review of Christopher de Bellaigue's 'The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle Between Faith and Reason', Cemil Aydin's 'The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History' and Tariq Ramadan's 'Islam: The Essentials'.
    338. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Urban agriculture is playing an increasing role in helping feed communities. The article and accompanying video introduces Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine.
    339. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
      Life and Health are the most precious things humans can have

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Introducing Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast. Abu Nasser has created a 200-square-meter (2,000-square-foot) micro-farm using a hydroponic system and homemade organic pest-control solutions consisting of garlic, pepper, soap and more.
    340. One Palestinian Man's Mission to Make Urban Agriculture More Sustainable
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Video that introduces Said Salim Abu Naser, a proponent of sustainable agriculture living and working in Gaza City, Palestine, along the Mediterranean Coast.
    341. Why Israelis must disrupt the occupation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Even dedicated dedicated well-meaning Israelis do far too little and use far too little of their privilege to challenge and combat the injustice meted out against Palestinians.
    342. The assassination of the Rosselli brothers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A summary of the ideology and actions of Carlo and Nello Rosselli, highlighting what led up to their assassinations and its aftermath.
    343. Davis Day: Coal Miners & Community Connection
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    344. Propaganda and Lies, Canadian Style
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As Canadian politicians speak freely and with less accountability on international affairs, indiviuals need to educate themselves on international issues and through alternative sources of information.
    345. The Facts Proving Corbyn’s Election Triumph
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    346. The Militarization of Canada: Chrystia Freeland's Budgetary Coup
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canada is to increase military spending by 70% over the next ten years following Donald Trump's demand for NATO allies to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP.
    347. The World Center of Hacking is in Washington, Not Moscow or Beijing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Documents from the U.S. NSA (National Security Agency) unveiled by Edward Snowden show that whole countries, not just a number of sensitive computers, have been hacked by the NSA.
    348. Ten Theses on Farming and Disease
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There’s a growing understanding of the functional relationships health, food justice, and the environment share. They’re not just ticks on a checklist of good things capitalism shits on.
    349. Brazil: Increase in land killings as political crisis threatens Amazon
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    350. False news
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Laws regulating 'False News' present several unacceptable dangers, including stifling journalists from reporting in environments that are often contradictory and rapidly developing.
    351. The Clintons Had Slaves
      But the prison labor system is also rotten to the core…

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The prison labour system in the United States has long been an unacknowledged scandal and is in fact as a form of slavery; among the beneficiaries of this prison labour system were Bill and Hillary Clinton.
    352. A Little Crooked House: Trudeau, Morneau, BMO & KPMG Inc
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau has recently reinvigorated his promise to crack down on tax evasion schemes, but how can we trust him when he is himself named in the Panama Papers?
    353. London Terror Attack: It’s Time to Confront Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the UK people are dealing with the aftermath of yet another terrorist attack in which innocent civilians were butchered and injured, this time in London. It is time for an honest conversation about Wahhabism, specifically the part this Saudi-sponsored ideology plays in radicalizing young Muslims both across the Arab and Muslim world and in the West.
    354. The Plot to Scapegoat Russia
      How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Putin

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An in-depth look at the decades-long effort to escalate hostilities with Russia and what it portends for the future.
    355. Bogota's bibliophile trash collector who rescues books
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      55-year-old Jose,who lives on a steeply sloping road in the La Nueva Gloria barrio in the southern reaches of Colombia's sprawling capital, created a community library and donates books to children, believing that education can break the cycle of poverty.
    356. Rebels Without a Cause: The Assault on Academic Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examining current academic culture which falsely labels "words as violence" and how it is affecting acedemic freedom, notably by some who think of themselves as being on the left, who are employing totalitarian tactics which ultimately cause professional and economic harm.
    357. Gaza power cuts: When fuel runs out, 'babies will die'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Gaza's doctors fear inevitable patient deaths if fuel reserves are depleted by end of June.
    358. New Report Shows Corporations and Western Governments Continue to Profit from Looting of Africa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A recent report published by a coalition of African and British social justice organizations indicate that foreign corporations and governments continue to exploit the world's most impoverished continent.
    359. Swords in the Hands of Children: Reflections of an American Revolution
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Against the vividly evoked chaos and conflicts of the Vietnam Era, Jonathan Lerner probes the impulses that led a small group of educated, privileged young Americans to turn to violence as a means of political change.
    360. Time to Confront the Media’s Anti-Corbyn Bias
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jeremy Corbyn has been subjected to unprecedented vilification by the British media. No one is surprised that the Daily Mail, Telegraph and Times have been relentless in their hatchet jobs on Corbyn. But it has been disconcerting for the left that the Guardian and BBC never gave him a chance either. He was in their gun-sights from day one.
    361. Barry Commoner: Radical Father of ModernEnvironmentalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Biography of Barry Commoner, a scientist who laid the groundwork for what later become known as the environmental justice movement.
    362. IFIC Welcomes New Member - LOGiQ Asset Management Ltd.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that LOGiQ Asset Management Ltd. https://logiqasset.com/) has joined IFIC.
    363. How the 1989 War on Manuel Noriega’s Panama Super-Charged US Militarism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Manuel Noriega is dead at 83. He seems like a sad footnote to the last disastrous quarter century, but the December 1989 US invasion of Panama really was a permission slip for Washington -- led by both Republicans and Democrats -- to waste whatever potential benefits the end of the Cold War might have brought.
    364. Kenyans Forced Off Tea Highlands By British Colonialists Seek Justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Kericho -- One of hundreds of elderly Kenyans seeking to sue the British government for alleged displacement and torture by its colonial predecessor in 1934 to plant tea on their family land, in a case that could encourage other former colonies to press similar claims.
    365. LIVE with Bret Weinstein: Evergreen State College Racism Controversy
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Bret Weinstein (professor, Evergreen State College) and Dave Rubin sit down to discuss his controversy on campus surrounding allegations of racism and #exposeevergreen.
    366. The Need to Radicalise the Bolivarian Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Through an interview with Jorge Martín, the secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela solidarity campaign, the events leading to the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela are examined.
    367. Poland's Bialowieza: Losing the forest and the trees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Article takes a closer look at official explanations for the Polish government's decision to log a primaeval forest, a practice which sacrifices the long-term wellbeing of ecosystems for short-term pragmatic concerns.
    368. The Venezuelan Opposition does not want Democracy or Elections
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Interview with Jorge Martin, secretary of the "Hands Off Venezuela" solidarity campaign. The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela is facing its most challenging times. The right-wing opposition, backed by the United States, is engaged in a full-blown regime change campaign, with violent protests occurring daily and resulting in over 50 casualties. The chavista supporters of the government have also taken to the streets in defence of the Bolivarian Revolution, and President Maduro surprised everyone by calling for a Constituent Assembly. Jorge Martín, the secretary of the "Hands Off Venezuela" solidarity campaign, give his understanding of the sitution and where it might lead. He discusses how western media are distorting the reality and presenting a one-sided picture, the role of international solidarity, the lack of progress made by the opposition and where things might go from here.
    369. We Can't Let Britain Become a Vast ISIS Recruiting Station
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The massacre in Manchester is a horrific event born out of the violence raging in a vast area stretching from Pakistan to Nigeria and Syria to South Sudan.
    370. Connexions Other Voices - Challenging Injustice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      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.
    371. How to build brand awareness
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Developing a BRAND is the first step to marketing yourself, product or service. But it doesn't stop there. Who's going to know about your brand if it doesn't have a presence? Yes! I'm talking about building brand awareness.
    372. No Laughing Matter: The Manchester Bomber is the Spawn of Hillary and Barack's Excellent Libyan Adventure
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The jihadi bomber in Manchester and miltants in the hotel massacre in Mali were direct products of American and Western regime change in Libya, a project that was executed by the Obama administration and spearheaded by Hillary Clinton.
    373. Connexions Other Voices - May 28, 2017
      Resisting Injustice

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      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. We spotlight the hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners languishing in Israeli prisons, workers’ strikes in China, and people in South Korea taking on a corrupt government. In the United States, the Equal Justice Initiative is collecting soil from places where blacks were lynched as a way of remembering their lives and the brutally racist society that murdered them. An article on recent terrorist attacks in Britain asks what underlies ideological violence and sociopathic rage. Ralph Nader asks why people who are supposed to be professional questioners avoid asking hard questions of those in power.
    374. From Left Radicalism to Radical Islamism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    375. Are Credit Rating Agencies America's Secret Fifth Column?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Rating Agencies and the Banks are part of an organized criminal enterprise that include our Justice Department and our Politicians.
    376. The Deep State is the State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Like all elements of the state, the so-called deep state exists to enforce the economic supremacy of US capitalism.
    377. The Dirty Secret of the Korean War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    378. Endarkenment: Postmodernism, Identity Politics, and the Attack on Free Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    379. It's Not Gonna Be Okay: the Nauseating Nothingness of Neoliberal Capitalist and Professional Class Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Confronted with statements of concern and/or disgust over how they are giving the nation state away to an ever more neofascistic, white-nationalist Republican Party, "Indivisible" liberals say that "things are going to be okay" since their party will "win power back in 2018 and 2020." Paul Street begs to differ.
    380. We Know What Inspired the Manchester Attack, We Just Won't Admit It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Not blaming Muslims in general but targeting "radicalisation" or simply "evil" may appear sensible and moderate, but in practice it makes the motivation of the killers in Manchester or the Bataclan theatre in Paris in 2015 appear vaguer and less identifiable than it really is.
    381. We Must Be Brave Enough to Admit the War on Terror Simply Not Working
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Amid sorrow of Manchester bombing, UK Labour Party leader explains why actively building peace is requisite for ending such horrific and inexcusable carnage in the future.
    382. Another Housing Bubble?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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).
    383. The Irish Dead: Fighting Fascism in Spain, 1937
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the springtime of 1937, Spain was in the grip of civil war which flared as intense and as hot as the sun that hung over its skies. Of the many different nationalities that went to Spain to help the Republicans defeat the fascists, it was the Irish who proved to be a dominant force, but death stalked the men from the emerald isle and many of them did not see the end of that intensely hot Summer.
    384. Beyond Neoliberal Identity Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Neoliberal identity politics (NIP) is a great weapon on the hands of the privileged capitalist Few and their mass-murderous global empire.
    385. The British establishment is putting our lives at risk: Our state’s key ally is a major public threat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Why is the British government allying itself with a country that promotes extremist ideology?
    386. DEA Lied to Congress About Deadly Raid That Killed Four Hondurans, Government Report Says
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    387. IFIC's President and CEO to Chair Third Annual Canadian Funds Summit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announced today that its president and CEO, Paul C. Bourque, Q.C., will chair Strategy Institute's third annual Canadian Funds Summit in Toronto on May 25-26, 2017.
    388. The Left/Right Challenge to the Failed "War on Drugs"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      More and more conservatives and liberals, from the halls of Congress to people in communities across the country, are agreeing that the so-called "war on drugs" needs serious rethinking.
    389. Malaysian government crack down continues: Malaysiakini CEO charged
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly crticises the charges brought against the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Malaysiakini for posting footage of a press conference in July 2016. The IFJ calls for the charges to be immediately withdrawn.
    390. Panama: la FIP pide justicia en un caso de lesiones contra un sindicalista
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      La Federación Internacional de Periodistas (FIP) pide que se haga justicia en un caso de lesiones contra el secretario general del Sindicato de Periodistas de Panamá, Filemón Medina, cuyo agresor condenado a cinco años de prisión ha recurrido la
    391. Police assault dozens of journalists covering political demonstration in Kolkata
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) is condemning two incidents of police brutality against media workers in Kolkata, India on Monday, May 22, 2017. The IFJ demands immediate action
    392. Ragpicking Through History: Class Memory, Class Struggle and its Archivists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Our current conjuncture invites a renewed rethinking of two historical imaginaries: first, what is class memory? To ask this question is really to reopen a discussion on what is class struggle – and, more specifically, how does our collective memorialisation of struggles past inform our relationship to struggle in the present. Second, and relatedly, who can be this struggle's archivist?
    393. Reactions to Manchester Bombing Show How Anti-Muslim Bigots Are 'Useful Idiots' for ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Following recent terrorist attacks in Britain, the article looks at anti -Mulsim backlash and how it is playing into the hands of ISIS.
    394. Reactions to Manchester Bombing Show How Anti-Muslim Bigots Are “Useful Idiots” for ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How hatred of Muslims is unwittingly an effective tool for ISIS recuritmenent.
    395. 10 simple yet vital tips when planning to speak to the media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      You've sent out newsworthy information, was contacted for an interview and now you are ready to speak to the media. Not quite! Speaking to the media involves planning and tact. How you represent yourself and your organization is important.
    396. Thai journalist faces defamation charges for reporting
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses concerns for the criminal defamation proceedings against a Thai journalist by a mining company over his reporting. The IFJ calls for the charges to be immediately dropped.
    397. West Bank: Palestinian photojournalist wounded during clashes
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Majdi Shtayeh, a Palestinian photojournalist for Associated Press (AP) and a member of the IFJ affiliated Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) was today wounded from gun shots at a protest in the West Bank.
    398. Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, with the exception of Russia.
    399. The Women of 1917
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Women weren't just the Russian Revolution’s spark, but the motor that drove it forward.
    400. Giving a Voice to Local NGOs in a Flawed Global Aid Environment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    401. Music education makes for a poor commodity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Privatizing the teaching of music into a commodity and decreasing attention spans is leading to poorer music education.
    402. The beginning of the end for identity politics?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While the millennial left’s preoccupation with identity has not disappeared, the moralistic fire has grown dimmer.
    403. Gig Economy or Odd Jobs: What May Seem Trendy to Privileged City Dwellers and Suburbanites is as Old as Poverty
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The rise of precarious employment is not a stimulus to "creativity" but a long-established way of explloiting the poor.
    404. Red Terror: Anti-Corbynism and Double Standards
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A defence oif Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour party.
    405. To discover the 'rights of a river', first think like a river
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is a growing global movement to recognise the rights of rivers. But rights alone are not enough. We must love and respect rivers, and even think like rivers to understand the vital functions they perform within landscapes and ecosystems, and so discover where their 'best interests' truly lie. And then we must be willing to act: protecting rivers and restoring them to health and wholeness.
    406. Unfinished Business
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The failure of Nicolás Maduro's government to maintain popular living standards has allowed the right-wing opposition to take control of Venezuela's National Assembly, resulting in a bitter standoff between executive and legislature that has yet to be resolved one way or another.
    407. The erasure of Syrian voices in Western media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Trapped between a police state and Al Qaeda, average Syrians explain why they fear regime change.
    408. Getting Assange: the Untold Story
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The witchhunt against Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange.
    409. "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
      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?"
    410. How Russia Became "Our Adversary" Again
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How did Russia, which has been a capitalist state for a querter of a century, become "our adversary" to the United States?
    411. A people's history of England
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A posting which attaches in pdf format the 1938 work by AL Morton outlining the most important turning points of British history.
    412. Propaganda Feeds Fear and Loathing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The disturbing and growing trend of misinformation in news reporting.
    413. Seth Rich, Craig Murray and the Sinister Stewards of the National Security State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Security leaks and the murder of a Democratic National Committee staff member.
    414. Slavery Now: Migrant Labor in the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Slavery still exists today. And it exists in the Gulf states and in Saudi Arabia.
    415. The Dangerous Academic is an Extinct Species
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    416. Fast and Furious: Now They’re Really Gunning for Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Allegations about President Donald Trump revealing highly classified intelligence are intended to bring him down.
    417. If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Its Own Credit, So Can We
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What the US could learn from China about funding infrastructure initiatives.
    418. The Uproar Over 'Transracialism'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Discusses 'transracialism' in relation to gender identity and self identification.
    419. After Middle Eastern Wars End, the Medical Wars Begin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What are the wars doing to the health care infrastructure?
    420. American/Russian Vladimir Posner on the State of Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Russian journalist's views on the state of journalism.
    421. China Widens its Silk Road to the World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.

    422. Divine ecstasy of Nature: Selected Writings by John Muir
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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."
    423. The everlasting effects of homophobia and why it's not just gay people that suffer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A journalist's personal story about combatting homophobia.
    424. Security Is Ruining the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How the need for cybersecurity has made the internet less convenient for users.
    425. Who's Afraid of the White Working Class?: On Joan C. Williams's 'White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America'
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A book review on White Working Class Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America (Written By Joan C. Williams).
    426. African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in 'Slave Markets' in Libya
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    427. 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
    428. Professional Speakers: Market Yourself LOUD and PROUD
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Professional speakers focus on presenting the essence of their message by molding a presentation that is unique and distinctive to their audience. The words you use can make a difference in the effectiveness of how you promote yourself.
    429. Restoring the Heartland and Rustbelt through Clean Energy Democracy: an Organizing Proposal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A proposal to end capitalism and fight climate change at the same time.
    430. Twelve Reasons to Oppose Rules on Digital Commerce in the WTO
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      US-based transnational companies in the fields of information, technology and media are working to create international rules that limit the ability of governments to put restrictions on how they make profits.
    431. There's no such thing as a 'pure' European--or anyone else
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Europeans have no unique heritage. New studies show that almost all indigenous Europeans descend from at least three major migrations in the past 15,000 years, including two from the Middle East.
    432. Dump the Guardian!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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!
    433. Ban the Bomb! Where is Canada?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace asks where is Canada? Historic negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons are on now at the United Nations! The vast majority of countries are gathering from 15 June to 7 July, 2017 to finally prohibit these weapons
    434. Brazil: Amazon's Indians, rainforest under attack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    435. Get Media Attention by Starting a Public Relations Plan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Every business, small or big should have a PR plan, for the simple fact that each business has a story to tell. A story that wants to be HEARD amongst the HERD. The first step is to know the ins and outs of your industry.
    436. The Nat Turner Rebellion and the Fight Against Slavery - Part 2
      Black History and the Class Struggle

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Nat Turner’s 1831 revolt in Virginia tears apart the myth that there is no history of slave rebellion or resistance in colonial America or the United States. This is a lie often promoted by racist apologists for American slavery. But it is also untrue to think that the U.S. has a history of slave rebellions similar to the massive uprisings that convulsed the Caribbean, most notably the Haitian Revolution.
    437. Notes on a factory uprising in Yangon
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examination of a recent strike and riot at a Chinese-owned H&M supplier in Myanmar (Burma), looking beyond the headlines into its local context and broader political significance.
    438. Reflections on the way to the gallows
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A record from a short prison diary kept by Japanese anarchist and feminist Kanno Sugako prior to her execution in 1911 for her part in a plot to assassinate the Emperor.
    439. Concrete, or beaches? World's sand running out as global construction booms
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    440. Document Trove Details Bradley Foundation's Efforts to Build Right-Wing "Infrastructure" Nationwide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    441. A history of American lynchings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A soil collection project is commemorating the forgotten victims of lynching and helping to tell their stories.
    442. Lessons in leftism: Pete Seeger and the black power movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The rise of "black power" led Pete Seeger to realize he had become a towering figure in a movement he didn't fully understand. The way he dealt with criticisms of him and his friends holds lessons for today.
    443. Somebody's Going to Suffer: Greece's New Austerity Measures
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The European Commission announced on May 2, 2017, that an agreement on Greek pension and income tax reforms would pave the way for further discussions on debt release for Greece. The European Commission described this as good news for Greece. The Greek government described the situation in similar terms. It isn't.
    444. The Universal Lesson of East Timor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Filming undercover in East Timor in 1993 I followed a landscape of crosses: great black crosses etched against the sky, crosses on peaks, crosses marching down the hillsides, crosses beside the road. They littered the earth and crowded the eye.
    445. The Anti-Fascist Revolution
      Remembering the Action Party, one of Italy's biggest anti-fascist partisan movements.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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."
    446. 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
      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.
    447. The anti-Zionist Bund led the Jewish Resistance in Poland whilst the Zionist Movement abandoned the Jews
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    448. 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
      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.
    449. CIA Chief Declares War on Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    450. History and Hypocrisy: Why the Korean War Matters in the Age of Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    451. How Churchill Broke the Greek Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    452. If this is feminism...
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Part of the problem with the response to Tuvel's article is that some seem to feel that they are the only ones who have the legitimate right to talk about certain topics. At best, this is identity politics run amok; at worst it is a turf war.
    453. Israel's New Cultural War of Aggression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A few weeks ago my book Palestine’s Horizon: Toward a Just Peace was published by Pluto in Britain. I was in London and Scotland at the time to do a series of university talks to help launch the book. Its appearance happened to coincide with the release of a jointly authored report commissioned by the UN Social and Economic Commission of West Asia, giving my appearances a prominence they would not otherwise have had. The report concluded that the evidence relating to Israeli practices toward the Palestinian people amounted to 'apartheid,' as defined in international law.
    454. Julius Nyerere: Legacy and defeated dreams in Tanzania
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Julius Nyerere is regarded as one of the greatest African political leaders. He was a visionary for African unity, socialist development and self-reliance in the aftermath of colonialism, and still commands great respect. Though much of his vision failed to materialise he leaves a legacy of ethnic and religious tolerance and peace in his East African country, Tanzania.
    455. The Lost History of Antifa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      72 years after the triumph over Nazism, we look back to postwar Germany, when socialists gave birth to Antifa.
    456. A Partisan Mayor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A look back at the "French Tito," partisan militant Georges Guingouin.
    457. The Real Dad’s Army
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Britain's wartime Home Guard is immortalized in popular culture -- but the socialists who shaped it are forgotten.
    458. What Obsessing About Trump Causes Us To Miss
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Since the late eighteenth century, the United States has been involved in an almost ceaseless string of wars, interventions, punitive expeditions, and other types of military ventures abroad – from fighting the British and Mexicans to the Filipinos and Koreans to the Vietnamese and Laotians to the Afghans and Iraqis. The country has formally declared war 11 times and has often engaged in undeclared conflicts with some form of congressional authorization, as with the post-9/11 "wars" that rage on today.
    459. Why I Support the Palestinian Right of Return
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The repatriation of Palestinian refugees is is a very real and practical concept for which there is ample historical precedent as well as practical means of implementation.
    460. Academe's Poisonous Call-Out Culture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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."
    461. Don't tell me that working-class people can’t be articulate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    462. Fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles: Underresearched and overhyped
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    463. Italy 1980-81: After Marx, jail! The attempted destruction of a communist movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Charting the repression of Italy's 1970s extraparliamentary communist movement.
    464. Jobs and industry in the Hunter Valley: Context for a conversation about a Just Transition away from coal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The development of employment opportuniteis outside the coal miniing industry is both possible and necessary.
    465. SNCC's Think Tank
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How SNCC's research department helped civil rights organizers fight Jim Crow.
    466. Counter Mobilization: an Effective Response to Right Wing Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    467. How are you going to pay for it?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    468. Imperialism and the Logic of Mass Destruction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As throughout much of its war-obsessed history, the United States is currently engaged in military conflict – or threatening such action – across a broad contested terrain. In the cases of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, Washington has resorted to its familiar global modus operandi: sending off barrages of missiles and bombs, much of it hitting civilian populations and resources needed for their survival. Death tolls mount, the largest numbers lately in the protracted battle for Mosul. Heavier casualties are being visited upon non-combatants in Yemen, thanks to U.S.-backed Saudi aerial savagery.
    469. A Response To George Monbiot's 'Disavowal'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is a pattern of 'mainstream' media insisting on the need for war in response to unproven claims that are often later debunked.
    470. Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This article aims to challenge the rather widely accepted claim that the nature of Zionist settler colonization is exceptional and even "defies appeal to any precedent that can usefully be invoked as to its evolution and eventual revolution."
    471. Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The author offers a contrasting position to Moshé Machover's 2016 article, "The decolonization of Palestine"- namely, that Zionist colonization is not unique and that features of Zionism are similar to those of other colonial projects, including apartheid South Africa.
    472. Globe and Mail promotes Controversial Mining Magnate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    473. The tragedy of liberal environmentalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The tragedy of liberal environmentalism is that it occupies the political discourse as the most pragmatic, the most possible way to a better future, but implementing this watered down, technical environmental politics is not at all smooth, or easy. It is rather Sisyphean. This is the tragic political circumstance of our times: What is framed as easy, as the most compatible with the status quo, is actually so very, very hard.
    474. Academic Bullying the Vacuum of Moral Leadership in the Academy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    475. The Hidden History of the SNCC Research Department
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    476. The Prisoners’ Revolt: The Real Reasons behind the Palestinian Hunger Strike
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Gaza is the world’s largest open air prison. The West Bank is a prison, too, segmented into various wards, known as areas A, B and C. In fact, all Palestinians are subjected to varied degrees of military restrictions. At some level, they are all prisoners.
    477. Assuming Boycott
      Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    478. The Birth of a Holiday
      The late Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm recounts the origins of International Workers' Day.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The history of the fight, by the working class, for a holiday for the working class.
    479. Black War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Black War was the period of violent conflict between British colonists and Aboriginal Australians in Tasmania from the mid-1820s to 1832. The conflict, fought largely as a guerrilla war by both sides, claimed the lives of more than 200 European colonists and between 600 and 900 Aboriginal people, all but annihilating the island's indigenous population.
    480. A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    481. Connexions Other Voices - Affirming life, resisting war, reporting UFOs
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The April 30, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue is about affirming life, resisting war, and reporting UFOs.
    482. Learn from Malcolm X
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It's time to re-learn lessons from Malcolm in the Black community - nationalism and pride, solidarity and militancy, and a worldview that African Americans are part of a global community in struggle against the injustices of capitalism.
    483. Nature, Labor, and the Rise of Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The nature of capitalism puts it at war with Nature.
    484. Philosopher’s Article On Transracialism Sparks Controversy
      Updated with response from author

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An article in the current issue of the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia has created such a controversy over the past several days that the members of its board of associate editors have now issued an apology for publishing it.
    485. Spain Through Orwell's Eyes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Eighty years ago, Barcelona's calamitous May Days sealed the fate of a worker-led social revolution. George Orwell was there to bear witness.
    486. Vietnam Revisited During Trump's Bonkers Brinkmanship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      I returned to Vietnam in April, having not been there since the war, nearly 50 years ago. I'd sailed there as a seaman in the National Maritime Union (NMU) on a cargo ship carrying war materiel from the naval ammo base in Port Chicago, California.
    487. What Corporate Media Never Tells You about North Korea
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is a great deal of propaganda and deliberate misinformation about North Korea, which the public should know. While neocons, a cheering corporate media, and Deep State, rush to war with North Korea, information is the ultimate weapon. For example, did you know that North Korea, China, and India, are the only three nations who have committed to a "no nuclear first" policy.
    488. What Kind of Opposition?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      To address the millions of Trump supporters whose lives are devastated by his government... requires building an independent - and yes, socialist - left with uncompromising loyalty to the working class and oppressed people of the United States and the world, not to the liberal wing of capital or the Democratic Party.
    489. Which Way to the Barricades?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What was the mass strike and what would a successful one look like today?
    490. Why "traditional media" is far from dead in today's digital world
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Each form of media, traditional or new, has pros and cons on how information is communicated and presented. With Public Relations, it's important to strategically deliver the message in ways that generate maximum coverage and impact.
    491. Abbas fears the Prisoners' Hunger Strike
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    492. Connexions Other Voices - April 30, 2017
      Affirming life, resisting war, reporting UFOs

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What do we do when those in power recklessly put the future of the entire planet at risk with their acts of aggression and military provocations, while they ignore the growing disaster of climate change? We fight back and organize, on every level, wherever we are, doing whatever offers the hope of resisting and of building a movement that can stop and overturn the out-of-control monster of late capitalism.
    493. You Are Not An Experience
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A growing number of intellectuals are arguing that free speech needs to be subordinated to the goal of protecting the feelings of people who don't want to hear views that they find threatening. They are wrong.
    494. The Role of Science in Capitalist Society and Social Change
      Part 1 of 2

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      With its Republican allies in Congress, the Trump administration plans to cut scientific programs while feeding more fuel into the ravenous, murderous, and imperialistic war machine of the United States. Trump's hate of scientists is clearly universal as demonstrated by the sanctioning of 271 Syrian scientists by the Treasury Department despite the fact these scientists have not engaged in any hostile acts aimed at the United States.
    495. IFIC Supports Continuing Education Requirements for Financial Advisors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In a submission filed yesterday, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) expressed strong support for rules proposed by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) governing continuing education (CE) requirements for financial advisors
    496. South Korea: How candlelight protests impeached a president and created spaces for direct democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      At 9 am on March 10, 2017, people gathered in front of the Constitutional Court to await the court's ruling on whether to impeach South Korean president Park Geun-hye. Two hours before the verdict was read, those gathered chanted: "The Constitutional Court should uphold Park’s impeachment!"
    497. Climate Struggles and Ecosocialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    498. Discovery of mass graves highlights bloody scramble for Congo’s resources
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    499. Free Speech, but Not for All?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Just over a century ago, the president of a distinguished college barred the suffragette and human-rights activist Jane Addams from speaking on campus, and suspended a student named Inez Milholland for organizing others in support of women's rights. Milholland would go on to become influential in the women’s movement, and the college president, James Monroe Taylor, would become yet another example of an overly protective and historically myopic educator. He believed that women should be "not leaders, but good wives and mothers" -- the prevailing view of the day.
    500. IFIC Welcomes New Member and New Directors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - April 27, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has announced that the board of directors approved the application of CF2G Investissement Inc. to become a member of IFIC at its April meeting. The board also approved
    501. Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment.
    502. Informal Labour, Another Wall Faced by Migrants in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A large proportion of the 4.3 million migrant workers in Latin America and the Caribbean survive by working in the informal economy or in irregular conditions. An invisible wall that is necessary to bring down, together with discrimination and xenophobia.
    503. "It Is Profitable to Let the World Go to Hell": Will Capitalism Doom the Planet?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Disaster, poverty and misfortune have become great ways to make a fortune. From Afghanistan to Haiti, Pakistan to Papua New Guinea, the United States to the UK, and from Greece to Australia, journalist Antony Lowenstein uncovers how companies cash in on organized misery.
    504. It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Sarah Jaffe interviewed Maria Poblet. Maria Poblet has been working in base building and community organizing in the Bay Area for 18 years, building Causa Justa Just Cause, a democratically held grassroots organization where she is currently transitioning out of the role of executive director.
    505. Leslieville gallery cancels art show over concerns of Indigenous cultural appropriation
      'It trivializes our art, our experience, and our culture', says Indigenous artist

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An art gallery in Leslieville has cancelled an upcoming exhibit after receiving complaints that works by a Toronto artist are offensive to Indigenous people.
    506. Retired GM worker speaks on three years of the Flint water crisis
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The poisoning of the city of Flint continues three long years after the decision was made by politicians and financial speculators to switch city residents to Flint River water. As the world now knows, the corrosive Flint River water leached lead from the antiquated piping system into the homes of residents. Lead is a deadly neurotoxin. Because next to nothing has yet been done to fix the city’s infrastructure, even after the switch back to Detroit water, there is no safe water supply for thousands of residents.
    507. "Superman Is Not Coming": Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Come take a ride on America's toxic water slide: First stop: Flint, Michigan, where two years later, people are still contending with lead-laced water, which was finally detected by the EPA in February 2015 with the help of resident Lee Anne Walters. Next stop: California, where hundreds of wells have been contaminated with 1,2,3-TCP, a Big Oil-manufactured chemical present in pesticides.
    508. Trump's Reviled Hotline for "Criminal Aliens" Flooded with Reports of UFOs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has unveiled its controversial immigrant crime office, complete with a hotline for U.S. citizens to report alleged crimes committed by undocumented aliens. The hotline was promptly overwhelmed with calls about extraterrestrials and UFOs.
    509. Using Children for Israeli Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Engler brings to light Canadian schools' practices that indoctrinate students with problematic colonial, Zionist views.
    510. Brazil: Government to abandon tribes to 'genocide' by loggers and ranchers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    511. Coal Miners' Futures in Renewable Energy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    512. Empire Abroad, Empire At Home
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    513. Endless Atrocities: The US Role In Creating The North Korean Fortress-State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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".
    514. How Propaganda Works to Divide Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
    515. Inside Corbyn's Office
      An interview with Matt Zarb-Cousin

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jeremy Corbyn’s former press officer on sabotage within the British Labour party, his relationship to the media, and how Labour can close the polling gap.
    516. The Looting Machine Called Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2107
      I have come to the conclusion that capitalism is successful primarily because it can impose the majority of the costs associated with its economic activities on outside parties and on the environment. In other words, capitalists make profits because their costs are externalized and born by others. In the US, society and the environment have to pick up the tab produced by capitalist activity.
    517. Monks with guns
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Westerners think that Buddhism is about peace and non-violence. So how come Buddhist monks are in arms against Islam?
    518. Palestinian, Jewish Voices Music Jointly Challenge Israel's Past
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Baroud analyzes how Israel has appropriated the Palestinian narrative of Al-Nakba to rewrite history and place the occupation of Palestine in a positive light.
    519. The Rule of Law Won't Save Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Donald Trump won't be stopped by the law -- in fact, his worse abuses are enabled by it.
    520. A Special Obscenity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Picasso painted Guernica eighty years ago this spring. It still stands as a searing protest against the brutality of war and fascism.
    521. To conserve tropical forests and wildlife, protect the rights of people who rely on them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Who are the best guardians of forests and other wild places? Governments? Conservation NGOs? Corporations? No, writes Prakash Kashwan, it's the indigenous peoples who have lived in harmony with their environment for millennia. But to be able do so, they must first be accorded rights to their historic lands and resources, both in law and in practice.
    522. What Makes Climate Science Deniers Change Their Minds? A Reddit Confessional Gave Us a Rare Insight
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An AskReddit discussion poses a tantalizing question, "Former climate deniers, what changed your mind?"
      Responses to the query offer a rare glimpse into the processes of how some people switch camps, outgrowing their parents' values, having trans-formative experiences, or being worn-down by continually mounting scientific evidence.
    523. The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Mike Pompeo, in his first speech as director of the CIA, chose to declare war on free speech rather than on the United States’ actual adversaries.
    524. Forest Service’s 'Independent' Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Written by Pipeline Company Contractor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    525. Fracking kills newborn babies - polluted water likely cause
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    526. Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) Halifax, N.S.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The public is invited to join the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) at this international Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS).
    527. The Madder Trump Gets, the More Seriously the World Takes Him
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The more dangerous America's crackpot President becomes, the saner the world believes him to be. Just look back at the initial half of his first 100 days: the crazed tweeting, the lies, the fantasies and self-regard of this misogynist leader of the Western world appalled all of us. But the moment he went to war in Yemen, fired missiles at Syria and bombed Afghanistan, even the US media Trump had so ferociously condemned began to treat him with respect. And so did the rest of the world.
    528. Major Challenges of New Orleans Charter Schools Exposed at NAACP Hearing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New Orleans is the nation's largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and launched a nearly complete transformation of a public school system into a system of charter schools.
    529. Media Promote Baseless Assertions By Government Officials Of Russian Interference As Facts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The headline of a New York Times article published April 6, 2017, "C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed," misleadingly implies not only that there was an effort by the Russian government to help Donald Trump win the American presidential election but that it is a settled fact that the CIA was in possession of hard evidence to that effect.
    530. Prosecution of Assange is Persecution of Free Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      US authorities are reported to have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This overreach of US government toward a publisher is another sign of a crumbling façade of democracy.
    531. Trump the Gardener
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In an interview defending his Presidential candidate, Silicon Valley billionaire and undisguised self-interested Randian fanboy Peter Thiel assured the public that when Donald Trump asserted that he would build a mighty wall along the US Mexican border, what he really meant was that he would impose a 'saner, more sensible immigration policy'.
    532. Dynamo Kiev fans wear KKK outfits, swastikas in ‘white frenzy’ display intended for UEFA official
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Dynamo Kiev fans welcomed a visiting UEFA inspector to their home match versus Shakhtar Donetsk wearing outfits of the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and masks bearing swastikas.
    533. Noam Chomsky: US Is the "Most Dangerous Country in the World"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Nuclear proliferation and climate change are subjects of acute concern in the current moment, driven into an all-out state of emergency by the new Trump administration. In this interview, Noam Chomsky discusses the media coverage of these two major issues, highlighting US tensions with Russia, Iran and North Korea, as well as discussing the recent US airstrike on Syria's Air Force base.
    534. The reactionary, class nature of left Academia today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Mellor challenges the idea that socialism is eurocentric and speaks to how capitalist exploitation and workers' resistance is fundamentally similar all over the world.
    535. Treating Mental Health Patients as Criminals
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The criminalisation of the mentally ill is one of the cruellest and most easily avoidable tragedies of our era.
    536. Gentrification Represents a Geography of Inequality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    537. Newspaper Owned By Fracking Billionaire Leaks Memo Calling Pipeline Opponents Potential "Terrorists"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has produced a report titled, "Potential Domestic Terrorist Threats to Multi-State Diamond Pipeline Construction Project," dated April 7, 2017. The DHS field analysis report points to lessons from policing the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they can be applied to the ongoing controversy over the Diamond pipeline, which, when complete, will stretch from Cushing, Oklahoma to Memphis, Tennessee. While lacking "credible information" of such a potential threat, DHS concluded that "the most likely potential domestic terrorist threat to the Diamond Pipeline … is from environmental rights extremists motivated by resentment over perceived environmental destruction."
    538. Xulhaz Mannan: Murder of LGBTQ+ editor highlights danger facing all rational voices in Bangladesh
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 17
      The murder of Xulhaz Mannan, the founder and editor of Bangladesh's first and only LGBTQ+ magazine, Roopban, has drawn the world's attention to the violence directed against the country's outspoken supporters of equal rights. His death at the hands of six assailants sent a wave of fear through the community, and has prompted others to go into hiding.
    539. Challenging Racism isn't Anti-Semetic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Engler criticizes Canadians' willingness to defend the Jewish Defense League, even with their growing connection to white supremist groups.
    540. Climate Change As Genocide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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?
    541. Israeli activists 'thought it nice' to hold BBQ near Palestinian hunger strikers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the face of increasing human rights abuses being committed towards Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, an Israeli right-wing group mocked the Palestinian mass hunger strike by hosting a BBQ outside a military prison.
    542. IFIC Updates Monthly Statistics for March 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - April 21, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) released updated sales data for the month ending March 31, 2017. The assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.39 trillion. Year-to-date
    543. The Main Issue in the French Presidential Election: National Sovereignty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The 2017 French Presidential election marks a profound change in European political alignments. There is an ongoing shift from the traditional left-right rivalry to opposition between globalization, in the form of the European Union (EU), and national sovereignty.
    544. Rahul Pandita's New India: A Hindutva India On the Ashes Of Democratic Secular India
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Shamsul Islam responds to the rise of the Hindutva in India and challenges their anti-Muslim propaganda.
    545. The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
      Part Three

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    546. 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
      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.
    547. Re-examine revolution, but don't abandon it
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Re-examine revolution, but surely now is not the time to abandon it. Chris Nineham reviews Socialist Register 2017: Rethinking Revolution
    548. Global Days of Action on Military Spending: April 18-28, 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This year, the GDAMS movement will take place from April 18th to April 28th, 2016. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace joins with The International Peace Bureau and its members with organized events all around the world (Australia, Colombia, Kenya, Nigeria
    549. A Turkey Divided by Erdogan Will Become Prey to Its Enemies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What critics claim is the openly fraudulent Turkish referendum ends parliamentary democracy in the country and gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dictatorial powers. The most unexpected aspect of the poll on Sunday was not the declared outcome, but that the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) allegedly found it necessary to fix the vote quite so blatantly.
    550. The U.S. Pushed North Korea to Build Nukes: Yes or No?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Washington's policy toward North Korea for the last 64 years entirely based on the assumption that you can persuade people to do what you want them to do through humiliation, intimidation and brute force.
    551. Children & Nature Network International Conference brings 850+ international leaders working to connect children to nature to Vancouver, BC
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      More than 850 leaders and activists from 22 countries are gathering today in Vancouver B.C. for the 2017 Children & Nature Network International Conference and Summit. This premier gathering of the children and nature movement, co-hosted by the Canad
    552. The Return of Commercial Prison Labour
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Prisons are seldom mentioned under the rubric of labour market institutions such as temporary work contracts or collective bargaining agreements. Yet, prisons not only employ labour but also cast a shadow on the labour force in or out of work. The early labour movement considered the then prevalent use of prison labour for commercial purposes as unfair competition. By the 1930s, the U.S. labour movement was strong enough to have work for commercial purposes prohibited in prisons.
    553. Why we should be thanking Burger King for hijacking our smart home devices
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Pringle analyzes the social impact of Burger King's advertising tactic and the hidden vulnerabilities our smart devices are capable of bringing us.
    554. The Destruction of Inlet Beach
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    555. Has Trump Stolen Philosophy's Critical Tools?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Williams analyzes how U.S. President Trump is able to exploit the post-modernist view of the subjectivity of truth in order to wield power over how Americans perceive their own reality.
    556. In India Any Social Activist Can Be Arrested, Charged And Tried - Sans Evidence - For Terrorism: Kobad Ghandy's Case - Part II - The Punjab Trial
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In a follow-up to an article detailing how Delhi's legal system was able to detain Kobad Ghandy in Tihar Jail for engaging in supposedly communist activities, this article discusses a separate attempt to prosecute Ghandy for his social activism.
    557. Interactive map of workers' councils (1917-1927)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This article charts the spread of the workers' council movement in the ten-year period after the 1917 revolution in Russia.
    558. A History of Women's Rights in Toronto
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    559. In Memoriam: Bobby Lee, Black Panther
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Hy Thurman remembers Bobby Lee.
    560. Journalistic Integrity: Allan Nairn vs. Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      I've been really upset since the inauguration and trying to cope with the emotions I am encountering daily. It is pretty obvious that a successful meme has been implanted in the progressive mindset that will have as much impact as the claim Ralph Nader gave the 2000 election to Bush. By this I mean that people are extremely pissed off at me for having backed the Green Party and Jill Stein and seem to say with almost a psychic vitriol that it is somehow my fault that Trump got elected. Didn’t you throw your vote away on the Greens? Didn't you say awful things about Hillary?
    561. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace - Statement on Syria
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) calls for the immediate cessation of violence by all parties. We want no more strikes, an investigation by UN experts into the use of chemical weapons, and immediate commencement of peace negotiation by a
    562. The Freeland-Chomiak Connection: "It takes a village to raise a Nazi"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Sanders uncovers Chrystia Freeland's, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, own personal and professional connection with fascist groups and publications.
    563. Green nationalism? How the far right could learn to love the environment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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?
    564. Israel’s first trans officer helps with ethnic cleansing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Queer and transgender activists protested an event featuring an Israeli soldier in Seattle on 5 April.The event was supported by the LGBTQ Commission, a body that advises city leaders on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.Two commissioners resigned in protest just days earlier, criticizing the group’s participation as an act of pinkwashing. Pinkwashing is a public relations strategy that deploys Israel's supposed enlightenment toward LGBTQ issues to deflect criticism from its human rights abuses and war crimes and as a means to build up support for Israel among Western liberals and progressives.
    565. The Promises and Limitations of Radical Local Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Steve Early's most recent book, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of An American City (Beacon Press), describes the building of a what is very likely the most successful progressive political organization, The Richmond Progressive Alliance, in the United States, in Richmond, California, a blue collar city long dominated by Chevron Corp.
    566. Archives As Activism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    567. Dead Zone: Where the Wild Things Were
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    568. How Media Bias Fuels Syrian Escalation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The mainstream U.S. media now reports as "flat-fact" the Syrian government's guilt in the April 4, 2017 chemical weapons incident, but the real facts are less clear and some point in the opposite direction.
    569. Running Government Like a Business is Bad for Citizens
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Donald Trump and Jared Kushner say that the government should be run like a business, but that would mean eliminating regulations and expenses that benefit the people.
    570. ISIS Church Bombings Kill 47 in Egypt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Ditz details two recent ISIS attacks in Egypt targeting Christian churches and followers.
    571. Wag The Dog -- How Al Qaeda Played Donald Trump And The American Media
      Responsibility for the chemical event in Khan Sheikhoun is still very much in question.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Once upon a time, Donald J. Trump, the New York City businessman-turned-president, berated then-President Barack Obama, back in September 2013, about the fallacy of an American military strike against Syria. At that time, the United States was considering the use of force against Syria in response to allegations (since largely disproven) that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against civilians in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta. Trump, via tweet, declared "to our very foolish leader, do not attack Syria - if you do many very bad things will happen & from that fight the U.S. gets nothing!"
    572. Free Speech and Unsafe Spaces
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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."
    573. The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
      Part Two

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    574. The Balance of Probabilities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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?
    575. Is Assad to blame for the chemical weapons attack in Syria?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What possible motives that could link the Assad regime to a chemical attack in Northern Syria?
    576. Another Dangerous Rush to Judgment in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    577. A common treasury for all: Gerrard Winstanley's vision of utopia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    578. Devices that track, spy on cellphones found at Montreal's Trudeau airport
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      CBC Radio-Canada investigation already found electronic surveillance devices near Parliament Hill.
    579. Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Little attention is paid to reporters from the Global South who are killed, abused, or left stranded by foreign media.
    580. Engels, Neanderthals and the origins of the family
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    581. Frantz Fanon: Decolonisation through revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    582. How Financial Transaction Taxes Make the Economy More Efficient
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    583. It's WMD all over again. Why don't you see it?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Today’s frenzy over alleged use of poison gas in Syria is the 2017 version of Anthony Blair’s WMD in Iraq. Why can you not see it? Did you think they would do it in exactly the same way again? You are being assailed through your emotions, to act first and think long after, and far too late.
    584. Lenin’s April Theses and the Russian Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In 1917 Lenin arrived from exile iin Petrograd, soon to give an outline of what were to be called the April Theses. Broadly, the theses can be summarised as follows: Only the overthrow of the provisional government and the fight for soviet power could secure a state of affairs that would bring bread to the workers, land to the peasants and peace to end the imperialist war.
    585. Marxism 2.0: New commodities, new workers?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Ursula Huws, 'Labor in the Global Digital Economy: The Cybertariat Comes of Age' and Nick Dyer-Witheford, 'Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex'.
    586. Self-Censored Questions by Career Questioners
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      I've always been intrigued by the major questions not asked by reporters at press conferences, not asked by legislators at public hearings or even the questions citizens at town meetings don't ask public officials. It's not that they do not know about or could not easily become informed enough about a given issue and ask substantive questions. It's just that so many taboos are packed into these questioners' ideological mindset, career goals or concern with what other people over them might think. Maybe it is a culturally-rooted fear of challenging entrenched power brokers.
    587. The Sense of Art: In memoriam John Berger
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In memoriam of the British writer and lecturer John Berger.
    588. System of a Down
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Michael Roberts 'The Long Depression'.
    589. World’s Best Economist Tells All!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      If you want to learn real economics instead of neoliberal junk economics, read Michael Hudson’s books. What you will learn is that neoliberal economics is an apology for the rentier class and the large banks that have succeeded in financializing the economy, shifting consumer spending power from the purchase of goods and services that drive the real economy to the payment of interest and fees to banks.
    590. Israel Steps up Dirty Tricks Against Boycott Leaders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The current obsession with the challnege posed by BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) reflects a changing political environment for Israel.
    591. Just Wait Until I Get Tenure
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A Facebook friend, Steven Salaita, recently wrote a post about academe arguing that tenure-track professors are kidding themselves if they say they will become more radical once they get tenure. I agreed with his post, and I made a long reply. Here, I incorporate what I said into a more coherent commentary.
    592. CWF issues a Seven Day Challenge for National Wildlife Week April 9-15
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is urging Canadians to step it up for National Wildlife Week April 9-15, 2016 with a seven-day conservation challenge.
    593. More on the Red Chemist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      More on the important role that the eminent chemist Carl Schorlemmer played in the development of Marx and Engels' understanding of the natural sciences.
    594. Journalists allege threat of drone execution by US
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Fearing assassination, Al Jazeera's Ahmad Zaidan and independent journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem file US legal complaint.
    595. 1,418 days of WWII viewed through lens of legendary Soviet photographer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Profile of Soviet photographer Yevgeny Khaldei and a sample of his photographs captured during WWII.
    596. Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative to the Trump Agenda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jobs for Climate and Justice exposes and challenges the Trump agenda and proposes the kind of economic program we must fight for. It also offers examples of the great organizing efforts around the country – led by working people – that provide the foundation for the a transition to a just and climate-safe economy.
    597. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 1, 2017
      April 1 issue

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Other Voices always strives to present you with alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts." As always, read critically - and enjoy.
    598. West Papua: the sago and the palm oil - The Yerisiam people fight
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How Papua's Yerisiam people are fighting against palm oil expansion and protecting their last sacred sago forest.
    599. IFIC Supports Ontario Plans to Strengthen Financial Planning and Advice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - March 31, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada has commended Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa for his commitment to move ahead with several recommendations aimed at strengthening financial planning and advice.
    600. Land Day 2017: Israel's relentless land grab continues
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As Israel resumes its settlement expansion with impunity, Palestinians have plenty to protest at this year's Land Day.
    601. IFIC Updates Monthly Statistics for February 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - March 29, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) released updated sales data for the month ending February 28, 2017. The assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.38 trillion. Year-to-date
    602. The Neoliberalism Order Begins to Crack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Western ruling classes are now beginning to suffer political payback for 40 years of neoliberalism and nearly ten years of economic crisis.
    603. Fake news about the Rojava revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    604. Fake News: the Unravelling of US Empire From Within
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    605. The guardians of the Andean potato
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    606. India: Why are Suzuki automobile workers in jail?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Why are automobile workers being jailed for murder? The story at Maruti is a familiar one in India's industrial scene.
    607. Memory Against Forgetting: the Resonance of Bloody Sunday
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The museum John guards is a physical manifestation of the moral necessity of remembering that day’s cataclysmic violence. An attempt to remember the silences imposed on peoples’ experiences by time and traumatised memory, and, most of all, murderous rampage. And of course, if those left behind do not remember who will? It certainly will not be the guilty.
    608. Noam Chomsky: Trump's First 100 Days Are Undermining Our Prospects for Survival
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      No recent US president has demonstrated such an overwhelming ignorance about governing as the current occupant of the White House. But is Trump's apparent inability to govern and conduct himself in a remotely conventional manner an innate character flaw or part of a well-conceived strategy aimed at a society that loves reality TV? In this exclusive Truthout interview, Noam Chomsky shares his views about the first 100 days of the Trump administration.
    609. State Department Condemns Attacks on Russian Peaceful Protests, Ignores Those in America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On March 26, the State Department tweeted, "U.S. condemns detention of 100s of peaceful protesters in Russia today. Detaining peaceful protesters is an affront to democratic values."
    610. The UK Is Among the World's Largest Suppliers of Weapons -- and Is Making Arms Boycotts Illegal
      Despite human rights abuses, the UK continues to sell arms to Israel and crack down on dissent.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Through 'open' trade conventions such as the Security & Policing (S&P) exhibition and closed events such as the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) fair, the UK allows local and international companies to showcase some of the world's most lethal weapons.
    611. Why ICE Raids Imperil Us All
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Millions of people who have been living and working in the U.S., contributing to their communities and to the economy, are now at risk simply for who they are: people "without papers."
    612. Campaign to Stop GE Trees Release Statement of Solidarity Following World Water Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Campaign to Stop Genetically Engineered Trees released this statement in solidarity with communities affected by the industrial forestry model. These tree plantations, which do not support biodiversity, are not forests, but more like laboratories.
    613. Digital Privacy at the U.S Border: A New How-To Guide from EFF
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A new guide released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) gives travelers the facts they need in order to prepare for border crossings while protecting their digital information.
    614. Disappeared on the Border: "Chase and Scatter" -- to Death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    615. Ecologist Special Report: Why mining and violence are inextricably linked
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    616. Global Gathering Takes Aim at Genetically Engineered Trees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Members of the Campaign to STOP Genetically Engineered Trees from around the world are gathered in Chile for 2 weeks to investigate impacts of industrial tree plantations & the potential future impacts of genetically engineered tree plantatations.
    617. Has the meaning of "organizing" been forgotten?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    618. How French 'Intellectuals' Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Postmodernism presents a threat not only to liberal democracy but to modernity itself.
    619. Impacts of mass coral die-off on Indian Ocean reefs revealed
      Warming sea waters - caused by climate change and extreme climatic events - threaten the stability of tropical coral reefs, with potentially

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New research by the University of Exeter shows that increased surface ocean temperatures during the strong 2016 El Niño led to a major coral die-off event in the Maldives, and that this has caused reef growth rates to collapse. They also found that the rates at which some reefs species, in particular parrotfish, are eroding the reefs had increased following this coral die-off event.
    620. John Bellamy Foster answers five questions about Marxism and ecology
      Can Marxism strengthen our understanding of ecological crises? The author of Marx's Ecology replies to a critic on metabolic rift, sustainab

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the Anthropocene, we are faced with the eventual prospect, if society continues to follow the path of business as usual, of the end of civilization (in the sense of organized human society) and even potentially of the human species itself. But well before that hundreds of millions of people will be affected by increasing droughts, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events of all kinds.
    621. Letter to the World Anti Doping Agency and International Olympic Committee
      Regarding the McLaren Report and the Politicization of Doping in Sports

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Russian track and field athletes, plus the entire Paralympics team, were banned from the Rio Games last summer. This was based on the first McLaren report commissioned by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).
    622. Migrant workers left behind in 2017 Federal Budget
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Migrant workers and advocates are angered that the 2017 Federal Budget failed to deliver promised details on reforms to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
    623. Nepalese journalist attacked for timber smuggling report
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Nepal Press Union (NPU) and the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) in condemning the attempted attack of a journalist by government employees in Bara district of Nepal on March 21, 2017.
    624. Online harassment and threats for Indian journalist exposing illegal sand mining
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses serious concern over the online harassment and threats over the telephone to independent journalist Sandhya Ravishankar over her reporting of illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu, India.
    625. An Unholy Alliance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Fleischmann looks at the reasons behind the unlikely alliance that has formed between Trump, the alt-right, and Israel, who have based their support for each other around shared enemies.
    626. Urban Homesteaders Win Cancellation of Bogus Trademarks
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Urban homesteaders can speak freely about their global movement for sustainable living, after convincing the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to cancel bogus trademarks for the terms "urban homesteading" and "urban homestead."
    627. The Value of Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Roberts responds to David Harvey's review of his publication "Marx's Inferno: The Political Theory of Capital" by defending and opening up a discussion regarding the theories presented in Marx's "Capital," and how they connect with the rest of his oeuvre.
    628. What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Rural Poverty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Gurly analyzes the institutional reasons behind widespread poverty, depopulation, and unemployment in Jefferson County, Mississippi.
    629. Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This is how the smear campaign scores points: you don't have to be on the Russian payroll -- you can be a "useful idiot" just because of your political views, which condemn you as an "unwitting" agent, as former CIA director Mike Morell described Trump. This is how the parameters of "respectable" opinion are policed: this is how the War Party criminalizes those who think that the cold war is over and shouldn't be revived.
    630. Ideological Violence and Sociopathic Rage
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      ‘How can we distinguish violence driven by ideology from sociopathic rage?
    631. The 712-page Google doc that proves Muslims do condemn terrorism
      When a classmate told 19-year-old Heraa Hashmi that “all terrorists are Muslims” she began to compile a dossier of all instances of Muslims

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Muslims are constantly denouncing atrocities that have been committed in the name of Islam. Yet many people seem to think Muslims don't condemn terrorism enough. So Heraa Hashmi decided to put the notion to the test.
    632. Trump Insults the Media, but Bush Bullied and Defanged It to Sell the Iraq War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Bush was anything but a friend of the press during his presidency. Maybe he didn’t demonize it as much as Trump does -- but he actively manipulated it and bullied it far worse and far more effectively than Trump has, much of it in the service of selling his marquee policy: the war in Iraq.
    633. Trump’s War on Terror Has Quickly Become as Barbaric and Savage as He Promised
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, there seems little question that the number of civilians being killed by the U.S. in Iraq and Syria -- already quite high under Obama -- has increased precipitously during the first two months of the Trump administration.
    634. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Mexico proved that debt can be repudiated
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Mexico's past demonstrates that despite the domination of the major powers and international finance, a country can make major social advances.
    635. Why White Working Class Americans Are Dying "Deaths of Despair"
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Franklin examines the reasons behind the steadily growing mortality rates for working-class white Americans, which he attributes to both workplace hazards and mental illness resulting from joblessness, poverty, and despair.
    636. A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    637. Lynne Stewart: 1939–2017
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Radical attorney Lynne Stewart died in Brooklyn on March 7, 2017 at the age of 77. The immediate cause was a series of strokes which, together with metastasized breast cancer, finally drained the life out of this tireless fighter for the oppressed. Lynne's death will be keenly felt by the incarcerated opponents of the U.S. government, for whom she fought until the end. Without her, the world is a lonelier, crueler place for these prisoners and their families.
    638. The Plant Next Door
      A Louisiana Town Plagued by Pollution Shows Why Cuts to the EPA Will Be Measured in Illnesses and Deaths

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      When the Environmental Protection Agency informed people in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, last July that the local neoprene plant was emitting a chemical that gave them the highest risk of cancer from air pollution in the country, the information was received not just with horror and sadness but also with a certain sense of validation.
    639. The Russian Revolution and the Emancipation of Women
      Part One

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Bolshevik Revolution of October 1917 was the greatest victory for the world's working people and for all of the oppressed. The spark for the revolutionary upsurge was a mass outpouring of women in Petrograd on International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8 (February 23 by the old Julian calendar). While in recent years bourgeois feminists have usurped IWD, in fact it is a workers' celebration that originated in 1908 among female needle trades workers in Manhattan.
    640. Aleppo boy versus ‘Mosul girl’: How the Western MSM peddles war propaganda
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While much of the developed world knows of 'Aleppo boy' Omran Daqneesh, how many have heard of an equally tragic story involving a five-year-old girl named Hawraa, the sole survivor of a US-coordinated airstrike on her home in Mosul?
    641. The Dangers of Salting Under Trump
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    642. IFIC Welcomes Budget Measure to Allow Tax-Deferred Merger of a Mutual Fund Corporation into Trusts
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto - March 23, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) welcomes the government's decision, announced in yesterday's federal budget, to permit the tax-deferred merger of a mutual fund corporation into mutual fund trusts.
    643. Netizen Report: Why Did YouTube Censor Your Videos? You May Never Know.
      Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights ar

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Amid an apparent shift in YouTube’s approach to monitoring for rules violations and staying in the good graces of advertisers, a wave of YouTube users have found their work either blocked or relegated to "restricted" mode in recent months.
    644. Scientists: protect vast Amazon peatland to avoid palm oil 'environmental disaster'
      A recently discovered peatland in northeast Peru contains two years worth of US carbon emissions, writes Joe Sandler Clarke, but it's under

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The peatland in Pastaza-Marañón Foreland Basin in northeast Peru - discovered in 2009 by Finnish scientist Outi Lähteenoja - is said to contain 3.14 gigatons of carbon, roughly equivalent to two years of CO2 emissions from the United States. Scientists have said that economic development in the region, like road-building and the arrival of commercial agriculture threatens the important ecosystem.
    645. Thou Shalt Not Give Offence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Kenan Malik looks at the free speech debates around the Danish cartoons and Charlie Hebdo.
    646. Why Banning Laura Kipnis Would Betray Wellesley's Academic Mission
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Six professors at an elite American college insist that students will suffer "damage" or "injury" if speakers they may disagree with are allowed to speak on campus.
    647. Women Rise Up Against Gender Violence in the Caribbean
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Podur interviews Joan Joy Grant Cummings, a women's right activist, regarding the severity of sexual violence towards women and girls in Jamaica.
    648. Workers Hold the Keys
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In a discussion of the history and practice of socialist ideas, Chibber and Farbman discuss precarity and the changing composition of the working class, how socialists should think about unions, and how the Left can get off the college campuses and into the workplaces and streets.
    649. World Bank claims 'sovereign immunity' to escape liability for its crimes against humanity
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In arguing against the World Bank's attempt to declare itself a sovereign state that is above the law, Dolack brings attention to the large-scale crimes the World Bank has committed or been involved in over many decades.
    650. Al Qaeda Is Attacking Major Syrian Cities with US Weapons -- but You Wouldn't Know That from the Media
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    651. CWF encouraged by federal budget support for oceans and freshwater
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) welcomes the federal government's investment in ocean protection, freshwater conservation and aquatic invasive species management in the new budget. However, CWF continues to urge governments to a
    652. The Enduring Myth Of Microfinance
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      When microfinance-provision of financial services tailored to fit the needs of low income people – made its first appearance, everyone was infatuated by its narrative.
    653. Real-Time Face Recognition Threatens to Turn Cops' Body Cameras Into Surveillance Machines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      For years, the development of real-time face recognition has been hampered by poor video resolution, the angles of bodies in motion, and limited computing power. But as systems begin to transcend these technical barriers, they are also outpacing the development of policies to constrain them. Civil liberties advocates fear that the rise of real-time face recognition alongside the growing number of police body cameras creates the conditions for a perfect storm of mass surveillance.
    654. Russiagate and the Democratic Party are for Chumps
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Now Trump and the nation's 34 Republican governors get to wield the ever-expanding powers of the police state in a nation whose populace has lost faith in nearly every major U.S. institution but two: the military and the police. It's a militarized police-state the Democrats helped create.
    655. 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

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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    656. 'Liberal' Libel Law: Still a Disgrace to Democracy
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the age of social media, our allegedly liberal libel laws might pose more of a threat to unfettered free speech than ever.
    657. Playing Chicken: Discovering a Diverse Working Class in Trump Country
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Since the election of 2016, much has been written about rural working-class voters who helped elect Donald J. Trump to the presidency. Most of those stories have assumed that the rural working class is overwhelmingly white. But if we look at one of the most significant parts of the rural economy – the poultry industry – we get a different picture. Not only do we see more workers of color, we also see more exploitation and greater potential for resistance.
    658. Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Tasmania’s Black War (1824-31) was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. It was a clash between the most culturally and technologically dissimilar humans to have ever come into contact. At stake was nothing less than control of the country, and the survival of a people.
    659. UN's 1947 Partition Plan made Palestine a deal it had to refuse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Weinroth analyzes the reasons behind Palestinians' refusal of the Partition Plan, reasons that have been largely dismissed in favour of casting their actions in an unfavourable light and thereby justifying Israeli colonization.
    660. What is Objective Journalism?
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Despite objectivity being widely accepted as a norm in journalism, Edwards discusses how opinion and bias are still an inherent part of 'reporting the facts.'
    661. The Extraordinary Lynne Stewart
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Remembering Lynne Stewart, who died on March 12, 2017.
    662. Israel's New Travel Ban
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Weir calls attention to the bizarre state of affairs in which the recent Israeli travel ban denying entry to anyone supporting Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment against Israel is denied entry to Palestine as well as Israel. What right does Israel have, asks Weir, to decide who may or may not visit Palestine?
    663. Occupation captured
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Photos of Palestinian life and Israeli occupation in the West Bank city of Hebron.
    664. Tears of Solidarity
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The story of Ann Atwater and Claiborne Paul (C. P.) Ellis is beautifully told in Osha Gray Davidson's book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South. Atwater, a domestic worker whose parents were sharecroppers, was a civil rights activist in Durham, North Carolina. Ellis, the son of a millhand, was a janitor at Duke University and a local Klan leader. In 1971, after battling each other for years, Atwater and Ellis ended up co-chairing a ten-day public forum -- a "charrette," as it was called -- that brought together black and white community members to address problems in Durham's public schools. It was a fraught process.
    665. The Dead Don't Rest
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    666. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
      Public Transit

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Public transit – good affordable public transit – is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many of these struggles is the idea that transit should be free, that is, paid for not by fares, but out of general revenues. This is how roads are normally funded: their construction and maintenance are paid for by taxes, rarely by user fees. Free public transit by itself would not be enough, however. We also need good transit, transit that runs frequently and goes where people want to go.
    667. The CIA's 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    668. Israel and the A-Word
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israel's apartheid foundations were laid in its dispossession of the Palestinians in 1948. They were reinforced by the immediate erection of colonial constitutional structures that cemented the exclusion of the colonised. Since then, Israeli law and policy has only deepened the state apparatus of separation and segregation, discrimination and domination. Over the years, countless activists, authors and artists, as well as leading anti-apartheid figures from South Africa, have referred to Israel’s particular brand of structural discrimination as akin to apartheid. In the last decade, international lawyers have also begun to do likewise, but with reference to the definition of apartheid under international law rather than by analogy to southern Africa.
    669. The Most Moral Army?
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      War is the realm of killing and destroying. How is it possible to talk about a law of war when war itself breaks all laws? An army that trains its soldiers to kill, how can it demand from them to show mercy?
    670. Peter Maurin's Vision for the Catholic Worker, an Idea Whose Time has Come
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Today it seems obvious that a return to the land, to a proper relationship with creation and to meaningful, productive work is integral to the aims of the Catholic Worker movement. For much of its history, however, since its beginning in 1933, this aspect of its founder's original intentions was relegated to the margins of an already marginal movement.
    671. Propaganda, Fake News, and Media Lies
      The Diabolical Business of Global Public Relations Firms

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The PRP industry has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. In 2015, three publicly traded mega PR firms -- Omnicom, WPP, and Interpublic Group -- together employed 214,000 people across 170 countries, collecting $35 billion in combined revenue. Not only do these firms control massive wealth, they also possess a network of connections in powerful international institutions with direct links to national governments, multi-national corporations, global policy-making bodies, and the corporate media.
    672. WikiLeaks Vault 7 Reveals CIA Cyberwar and the Battleground of Democracy
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      WikiLeaks dropped a bombshell on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7”, the whistleblowing site began releasing the largest publication of confidential documents that have come from the top secret security network at the Cyber Intelligence Center.
    673. Assessing Togliatti
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    674. Europe: Reactionary Working Class? "Could it be that the Left have failed their constituencies"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    675. 'Modi is God's gift to Pakistan security establishment'
      Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif talks about shrinking freedoms, liberal voices and human rights in Balochistan.

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Mohammed Hanif is a Pakistani journalist and writer. In an interview with Al Jazeera he talks about the shrinking freedoms in mainstream and social media in Pakistan, the role of liberal voices and the state of human rights in Balochistan.
    676. Fake News about Venezuela: A Simple Recipe
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      First Published: 2017
      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
    677. How Zionist terrorism determined Palestine's fate
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A book review on State of Terror: How Terrorism Created Modern Israel, Thomas Suárez, Olive Branch Press (2017).
    678. Is the Vault 7 Source a Whistleblower?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Historically, the criminal justice system has been a particularly inept judge of who is a whistleblower. Moreover, it has allowed the use of the pernicious Espionage Act – an arcane law meant to go after spies – to go after whistleblowers who reveal information the public interest.
    679. It wasn't just Greece: Archaeologists find early democratic societies in the Americas
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Recent discoveries indicate that Tlaxcallan, Mexico is one of several premodern societies around the world that archaeologists believe were organized collectively, where power was shared and commoners had a say in the government that presided over them.
    680. A Letter from North America – Our Migrant Crisis
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      This is the third of Ernie Tate’s letters to Left Unity detailing and analysing the struggles against Trump as they emerge on the other side of the pond.
    681. Payment Processors are Still Policing Your Sex Life, and the Latest Victim is FetLife
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The adult social network FetLife just lost its ability to process credit card payments because it offers a platform for members to discuss and to post depictions of consensual BDSM practices.
    682. When Canada Invaded Russia
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The corporate media presents Russia as militaristic but ignores Canada’s invasion of that country.
    683. Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerillas, and Digital Ninjas
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    684. Deadly weapon? Ottawa police assault gloves scrutinized after officer charged in death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A man dies after being struck by a police officer wearing assault gloves.
    685. The Death of Liam Tumilson, an Irish Anti-Fascist in Spain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Murphy commemorates the life of Liam Tumilson, who fought against facism in the Spanish Civil War.
    686. Edward Snowden Has Some Advice for Donald Trump About Surveillance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Emmons interviews NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden about Trump's skewed priorities.
    687. In India Any Social Activist Can Be Arrested, Charged And Tried - Sans Evidence - For Terrorism: Kobad Ghandy’s Case
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In 2009, the Government of India announced a new nation-wide initiative viz. "Integrated Action Plan" (IAP) for broad coordinated operations to deal with the 'Naxalite' problem. This plan included increased funding for special police for better containment and reduction of Naxalite influence. Kobad Ghandy’s arrest in September 2009 was a direct fall out of this IAP.
    688. Jewish National Fund: Teaching Children an Exclusive, Religious/Ethnic Nationalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The JNF has produced puzzles and board games as well as organizing a Youth Summer experience program. According to JNF Canada's Education Department, the group "educates thousands of young people in Israel and abroad, helping them forge an everlasting bond with the Land of Israel."
    689. Of Hegel and Bernie Sanders
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      My concern is not with Bernie Sanders (basically a New Deal liberal) but with the social dynamics of the Sanders phenomenon. What is going on when we see a surge of mass support for someone who identifies himself (however inaccurately) with socialism? What is the social process driving this unexpected shift in political goals and ideas toward the left? What lies behind the re-entry of socialism into the mass vocabulary of political life?
    690. Ontario man publishes coal-mining novel
      William Pancoast recently published his fifth book, "The Road to Matewan."

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      William Pancoast likes to call his writing working-class literature for the working class. The Galion native recently published his fifth book, "The Road to Matewan." The novel includes history from a turbulent time in West Virginia history. The Battle of Matewan, also known as the Matewan Massacre, involved a May 19, 1920, shootout in Mingo County.
    691. Senate Dem Seeks Investigation of RT for Being Russian-Funded
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D – NH) is pushing a bill that would seek a Justice Department investigation of whether television station RT America is "coordinating with the Russian government."
    692. The Irish Potato Famine Was Caused by Capitalism, Not a Fungus
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While the blight did strike and take down most of Ireland’s potatoes, the truth is that Ireland was exporting more than enough food to feed everyone at the same time as the famine was happening.
    693. Silence in NGO Discourse
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) maintain a ubiquitous presence in most peoples lives (whether they realize it or not). It therefore should be a commonsense act that we scrutinize NGO activities to ascertain their exact political function within the "our" neoliberal world order.
    694. UK exporting 67% of plastic waste amid 'illegal practices' warnings
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Britain's trade in waste plastic to the Far East is booming. The exported plastic is meant to be recycled under UK conditions and standards, but often is not, undermining bona fide UK recycling firms who face falling prices, reduced turnover, collapsing profits, and all too often, closure.
    695. The War Over Mangoes
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Growing mangoes in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has racked up an enormous socio-political expense for the region far greater than the price tag on the fruit in the supermarket. For a Mexican drug cartel desperate to move product, hiding illicit drugs in mango shipments is a risky but viable cover for getting them to the U.S. market. For the people of Oaxaca, however, the infiltration of one of the region’s most important industries indicates the threat of a life controlled by drug violence and its wide-ranging effects on society.
    696. Fascism and anti-fascism in 1930s Manchester
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An account of the growth of fascism in Manchester in the early 1930s, and working class resistance to it.
    697. How Fukushima gave rise to a new anti-racism movement
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Shaw examines the rise in anti-discrimination social activism in Japan after the environmental disasters in 2011 and lack of support from the government towards its non-Japanese citizens.
    698. The Need for a museum on British colonisation of India
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      To support the establishment of a museum in India displaying the negative side to British colonialism, Tharoor brings to light various atrocities committed by Britian to India during the colonial period that have been given very little attention by both countries in the present day.
    699. Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    700. How American History Erases Mass Killings Against Native Americans
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the wake of recent American mass killings, the author reminds us of mass murders of indigenous people in American history.
    701. A Forgotten Novel Reveals a Forgotten Harlem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Wilson brings attention to Claude McKay's novel "Amiable With Big Teeth" which was never published until 70 years after it was written and holds valuable information about an overlooked African American Harlem.
    702. Formed by Megafloods, This Place Fooled Scientists for Decades
      Geologists couldn't account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientif

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Geologists couldn't account for the strange landforms of eastern Washington State. Then a high school teacher dared to question the scientific dogma of his day.
    703. Noise, the 'ignored pollutant': health, nature and ecopsychology
      The sonic backdrop to our lives is increasingly one of unwanted technospheric noise, writes Paul Mobbs.

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      For those who like to enjoy the natural environment, noise is something to be escaped from within the relative sanctuary of the landscape. These days that's getting harder and harder to accomplish. That's not only because of noise from all around - in particular from urban areas, roads and the increasing mechanisation of agriculture - but also due to the increasing level of air traffic overhead.
    704. Tomato pickers win higher pay. Can other workers use their strategy?
      Florida's tomato pickers took on some of the country's biggest retailers and fast-food chains - and won, transforming working conditions in

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Tactics like this protest outside Wendy's, repeated in cities across the country, have helped make the Coalition of Immokalee Workers one of the most successful worker organizations in the country. By applying pressure to corporations at the top of the supply chain, the big retailers and fast-food chains that buy tomatoes, the CIW has helped tens of thousands of mostly Hispanic immigrant workers who pick the bulk of the nation’s winter tomato crop.
    705. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace - International Women's Day
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace wishes everyone a very Happy International Women's Day. This year the theme for International Women's Day is "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030". Women and other people in more
    706. Gaza's women of steel
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    707. 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

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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    708. The Kurdish struggle – An interview with Dilar Dirik
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Dilar Dirik interviewed by George Souvlis.
    709. We Need to Talk about Women: The Problem with Western Liberal ‘Feminists’
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Western women have fought hard and bravely for rights and privileges that were denied to generations of women before them and have made vast strides towards greater equality and representation in society. For this, western women and traditional feminism should be applauded. At the same time, the version of feminism that presently functions in the west -- liberal, consumer, mainstream feminism -- has become problematic.
    710. The global decline of extreme poverty – was it only China?
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The share of the world population living in extreme poverty has fallen very substantially in the last 200 years: from over 80% in 1820 to 10% in the latest estimates. In recent decades, extreme poverty has declined faster than ever before in human history. Often when I point this out – in conversation or on social media – I hear the response 'Yes, but this is only because of China.' This post asks whether this statement is true. Is the substantial decline of global poverty only due to the poverty decline in China?
    711. Despair is Not a Strategy: 15 Principles of Hope
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      First Published: 2017
      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.
    712. Pharma Funded "Patient" Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical
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      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    713. Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Although the Balfour Declaration itself has been parsed, de-semanticised, romanticised, decrypted, decried, cursed and adored for 100 years, its fraud is easy to detect: it made two promises which were fundamentally opposed to each other -- and thus one of them, to the Arabs (aka "the existing non-Jewish communities"), would be broken.
    714. 5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A YouGov poll found 43 per cent of Brits thought the British Empire was a good thing, while 44 per cent were proud of Britain's history of colonialism. The Independent looks at five of the worst atrocities carried out by the British Empire.
    715. Grasping Diversity, Embracing Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Can Diversity Embrace Democracy? Can Democracy Acknowledge Diversity?
    716. It's Not All Relative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Can a devotion to cultural tolerance lead to the triumph of alternative facts?
    717. Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    718. Israel: Neither Democratic or Jewish
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After 50 years of Occupation, Israel is neither democratic, nor Jewish.
    719. Manifesto for the Green Mind
      Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Jules Pretty sets out a plan to engage people with Nature and create more sustainable and enjoyable living for everyone. The first call to action is: "Every child outdoors every day".
    720. A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Chrystia Freeland's dark family secret is that her grandfather, Mykhailo Chomiak, faithfully served Nazi Germany right up to its surrender, and Chomiak's family only moved to Canada after the Third Reich was defeated by the Soviet Union’s Red Army and its allies – the U.S. and Great Britain. Mykhailo Chomiak was not a victim of the war – he was on the side of the German aggressors who collaborated with Ukrainian nationalists in killing Russians, Jews, Poles and other minorities. Former journalist Freeland chose to whitewash her family history to leave out her grandfather’s service to Adolf Hitler. Of course, if she had told the truth, she might never have achieved a successful political career in Canada. Her fierce hostility toward Russia also might be viewed in a different light.
    721. Adorno's The Authoritarian Personality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Vials reexamines Adorno's Authoritarian Personality, F-scale, and their implications for a Trump America.
    722. Arab Spring: Against Shallow Optimism and Pessimism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    723. Attica: The Revolt and Afterwards
      Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Heather Ann Thompson's Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.
    724. Erwin Baur (1915-2016)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Erwin Baur, radical trade unionist and founding member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP), died on November 30, 2016, in Alameda, California at the age of 101. Unlike many veteran unionists of the 1930s generation, Baur made a youthful contract with revolutionary socialism that he never broke.
    725. Birth of a New Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    726. Demythifying Native Americans
      "All the Real Indians Died Off" And 20 Other Myths about Native Americans

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    727. Enemies of the People
      How hatred of the masses bridges our partisan divide

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    728. Florynce Kennedy & Black Feminism
      Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Sherie M. Randolph's Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical.
    729. A Global Matrix of Control
      War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Jeff Halper's War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification.
    730. The Journeys of Julia de Burgos
      Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Vanessa Perez Rosario's Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon.
    731. Lessons from New Orleans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Interview with author Kristen Buras.
    732. Making Trump's America Ungovernable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The goal of opponents, including those of the far left, should be to make the Trump presidency ungovernable. In that struggle revolutionary change is possible.
    733. Marx and Engels and the 'Red Chemist'
      The Forgotten Legacy of Carl Schorlemmer

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      New studies of Marx’s long-unavailable notebooks, now being published in the massive Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (Marx-Engels Complete Works), decisively refute claims that Marx was uninterested in the natural sciences or considered them irrelevant to his politics.
    734. Marxist and Feminist Interventions
      Marxism and Feminism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Shahrzad Mojab's edited volume Marxism and Feminism.
    735. The Ohio Vote in November
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Donald Trump won Ohio because the total Democratic vote declined more than the drop in the total two-party vote, and significantly more than the Republican increase.
    736. A Partial Peace in Colombia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Colombia's peace accord serves capitalist interests, but may also open new space for the grassroots left.
    737. The Politics of Some Bodies
      The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection.
    738. Lillian Pollak
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Activist, revolutionary socialist and writer Lillian Pollak died in New York City at the age of 101.
    739. The Return of Engels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After Marx's death in 1883, Engels prepared volumes two and three of Capital for publication from the drafts his friend had left behind. If Engels, as he was the first to admit, stood in Marx’s shadow, he was nevertheless an intellectual and political giant in his own right.
    740. Review: The Politics of Some Bodies - On "Feminism, Queer Theory and Marxism at the Intersection"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      At a time when Marxist politics is struggling more than ever against the current, queer Marxist scholarship is enjoying a slight, startling, heartening resurgence. Holly Lewis' The Politics of Everybody is a major contribution to the trend.
    741. Sanders' Campaign & the Democratic Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Despite his many flaws, the Sanders campaign had a working-class, implicitly anti-capitalist flavor that garnered considerable support among those who might otherwise have voted for Trump, as many perhaps did.
    742. Trump's Road to Ruin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The editors address Trump's early assaults on democratic principles and institutions, from the snarling menace of his "America First" inaugural address, to his cabinet of multi-millionaire and billionaire reactionaries, to the pending removal of millions of people from health insurance, to assaulting women's reproductive rights and attempting to bar Muslim travelers, to attacking Black youth and every vulnerable population.
    743. The CIA Reads French Theory
      On the Intellectual Labor of Dismantling the Cultural Left

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    744. Guardian's day of shame, and the dark depths of liberal McCarthyism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    745. Shotgun Pointed at Black Children Trivialized as 'Confederate Flag Incident'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      How a story is framed is as important -- if not more so -- than the content of an article. Sixty percent of Americans don't read past the headline and 60 percent of Americans share articles on social media without reading them. How a story is teed up to the reader is an essential element in how our media shape our understanding of the news.
    746. Who is the biggest climate change villain?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Here is an exclusive the Guardian has held back from its readers for 26 years. It is finally published on its pages today.
    747. Africa: Lessons From Africa Prove the Incredible Value of Mother Tongue Learning
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Using case studies of educational systems in Africa, Heugh defends the use of mother-tongue education in multilingual countries, whereby vernacular languages are used in primary schools to introduce official languages.
    748. How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Five neuroscientists argue that fancy new technologies have led the field astray.
    749. Humans and Subhumans: Weill Cornell and the Death of the American Soul
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      All patients that walk through the door of Weill Cornell are put into two categories: the humans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "good insurance," and the subhumans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "bad insurance." If you fall into the category of the former, they will generally make a grudging effort to provide you with good care. If you fall into the category of the later, they will literally bend over backwards to see to it that you are provided with truly awful and atrocious care.
    750. We need popular participation, not populism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Wainright dissects the problems with liberal democracy and argues for real democratic self-government.
    751. 10 Questions for William Blum
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      "God forbid we should not have a Revolution every 20 years," Jefferson wrote. "The world belongs to the living," he believed, and each generation holds the world in "usufruct." In the United States in 2017, in this whirling age of instantaneous communication, gratification and frustration, TJ would probably Twitter something like: "Make that every 10 years!"
    752. Antiwar.com vs. the Decline of American Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    753. The Bait and Switch of Public-Private Partnerships
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    754. 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
      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.
    755. Israel’s Terrible Problem: Two States or One?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israel has created a terrible problem which it is incapable of solving. That is why it has always been the case that the United States must pretty much dictate a solution, but it is unable to do so, paralyzed as it is by the heavy influence of Israel and America’s own apologists and lobbyists.
    756. The Nat Turner Rebellion and the Fight Against Slavery - Part One
      Black History and the Class Struggle

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In 1831, American slaveowners learned what it means to have the fear of God put into them. In August of that year, an insurrection was launched by rebel slaves led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia. Before their suppression, the rebels killed up to 60 whites in the course of a few days -- the highest number to die in a slave uprising in the U.S. It was the unmistakable justice and vengeance of revolutionary terror. And it was met with the reactionary terror of the slaveowners.
    757. Palestinians decry West Bank industrial zone expansion
      For years, Israel has increasingly taken control of Palestinian lands in Area C to build out its industrial zones.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Israeli media outlets recently reported that 60 new companies have registered to relocate to the area, despite the threat of retaliation from the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
    758. The Prophet: Deutscher’s Trotsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Old Testament prophets belonged to a religious order devoted to the study of sacred texts, which they interpreted, and from which they proclaimed the obligations of the leaders of their nation to the people. From these scriptures they envisioned the coming of the Messiah, who would usher in an era of justice and goodwill toward men.
    759. The Realist: Irreverence Was Their Only Sacred Cow
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Realist was a magazine both representative and counter to the times it existed in. Viciously satirical and usually aimed at power (like all good satire should be), it was neither liberal nor conservative, Democrat or Republican, communist, fascist or anything else in between. Its targets were religion, government, corporate America, popular and counter cultures, racism and imperialism. Very little was spared its pointed and often poison pen. The magazine lasted over forty years, from 1958 to 2001 and published a total of 146 issues.
    760. Three Years Since the Kitty Litter Disaster at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      There is a place in the United States, almost half-a-mile underground, in a salt mine, where radioactive waste leftover from the production of tens of thousands of nuclear bombs was to be held separate from all contact with humanity for 10,000 years, equivalent to the entire history of civilization. This separation of civilization from the byproduct of its folly had lasted one-tenth of one percent of that immense time when on Valentine's Day, three years ago, an explosion sent the deadly contamination back to the world of humans.
    761. The Trump-Netanyahu Circus: Now, No One Can Save Israel from Itself
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The President of the United States can hardly be taken seriously, saying much but doing little. His words, often offensive, carry no substance, and it is impossible to summarize his complex political outlook about important issues. This is precisely the type of American presidency that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, prefers.
    762. Israel Barring Palestinians From Entering for Medical Care Over Cellphones, Witnesses Say
      Gaza women say they were turned back at border because they didn’t have their cellphones, which were taken by Hamas.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Palestinians from Gaza attempting to enter Israel claim that Israel's Shin Bet security service has recently begun demanding they hand over their cellphones when being questioned and that those who refuse are barred from entering.
    763. 100 Trump voters explain why they voted for him even though they think he 'could destroy the whole world'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.
    764. One State: Trump Has Reminded Palestinians What It Was Always About
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      For more than 15 years, the Middle East "peace process" initiated by the Oslo accords has been on life support. Last week, United States president Donald Trump pulled the plug, whether he understood it or not.
    765. Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In not so merry old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies could be adjudicated under trial by jury.
    766. Ten Examples of Direct Resistance to Stop Government Raids
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Resistance to unjust government action is the duty of all people who care about human rights. As Dr. King reminded us in his letter from a Birmingham jail, "Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."
    767. Why Did the US Use Depleted Uranium Weapons in Syria?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The recent confirmation by the US that DU ammunition was used in two attacks in Syria in late 2015 raises a number of troubling questions. Firstly, why was DU used? Has it been used again? Will it be used again?
    768. How Immigrants Built the American Left -- And Can Build It Again
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The energy and upheaval unleashed by the Trump administration's assault on Muslims, Latinos, and other immigrants, documented or not, has been directed toward a restoration of their rights and dignity, toward the family reunions and free passage into our country that have been happily broadcast from airports all across the country -- and rightly so. But if our ambitions are simply to restore the old status quo or even recreate a liberalized version of the policies extant under President Obama, then we will be selling short the possibilities inherent in this moment.
    769. Liberals Beware: Lie Down With Dogs, Get Up With Fleas
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An examination of the dishonesty in the New York Times' efforts to undermine President Trump, and broader criticisms of other tactics used by the liberal establishment to the same end.
    770. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for January 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 22, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending January 31, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.34 trillion. Year-to-date, industr
    771. Strategic Thinking and Organizing Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Argues the need for strategy and vision, and effective organizing, in forming a resistance movement to the Trump presidency, and provides several suggestions for organizers.
    772. The 'Superficial, Arrogant Smugness' of BBC News - Peter Oborne Delivers Some Home Truths On BBC Radio 4 Today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In a recent media alert, we noted the occasional tell-tale signs of uncomfortable truths that slip through cracks in the propaganda façade of BBC News. Very occasionally, the propaganda nature is clearly highlighted and can be enjoyed for its directness and the flustered BBC response it provokes.
    773. Why We Must Oppose the Kremlin-Baiting Against Trump
      The Russia-connected allegations have created an atmosphere of hysteria amounting to McCarthyism.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The bipartisan, nearly full-political-spectrum tsunami of factually unverified allegations that President Trump has been seditiously "compromised" by the Kremlin, with scarcely any nonpartisan pushback from influential political or media sources, is deeply alarming. Begun by the Clinton campaign in mid-2016, and exemplified now by New York Times columnists (who write of a “Trump-Putin regime” in Washington), strident MSNBC hosts, and unbalanced CNN commentators, the practice is growing into a latter-day McCarthyite hysteria. Such politically malignant practices should be deplored wherever they appear, whether on the part of conservatives, liberals, or progressives.
    774. Finance as Warfare: the IMF Lent to Greece Knowing It Could Never Pay Back Debt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    775. How the 'guerrilla archivists' saved history -- and are doing it again under Trump
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On Inauguration Day, a group of students, researchers and librarians gathered in a nondescript building on the north side of the University of California, Los Angeles campus, against a backdrop of pelting rain. The group had organized in protest against the new U.S. administration. But, instead of marching and chanting, participants were there to learn how to "harvest," "seed," "scrape" and ultimately archive websites and data sets related to climate change.
    776. J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Michael Hudson's new book covers contemporary terms that are misleading or poorly understood as well as many important concepts that have been abandoned -- many on purpose -- from the long history of political economy.
    777. VOW Appalled by Targeted Hate Mail and Threats
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is appalled by the recent targeted hate mails and threats towards MP Iqra Khalid and other politicians. No one should be threatened or face any kind of discrimination based on faith. Khalid said she received mo
    778. What We'll Tolerate, And What We Won't
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      It wasn't that he told a woman there was something wrong with her for wearing a hijab in America. It wasn't that he encouraged people to "Purge the Illegals" and gave out ICE's hotline number at a presentation. It wasn't that he mocked a transgender college student in front of a crowd, saying he'd still almost bang her because she looked like a man. Instead, it was his discussion of the complexities of his sexual experiences with adults as a gay teenager that caused Milo Yiannopoulos to lose his $250,000 book deal with Simon and Schuster.
    779. Resistance and Resolve in Russia: Memorial HRC
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An account of the current climate for political dissent in Russia, describing the activities of and challenges faced by the Memorial Human Rights Centre, a Russian NGO.
    780. Trump v. the Media: a Fight to the Death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      At present, this is a golden era in American journalism, because established media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post find themselves under unprecedented and open attacks from the powers that be. Richard Nixon may have felt persecuted by press and television, but he never counter-attacked with the same vigour and venom as Trump.
    781. CRAC-PC: take the arms and the destiny of our lives in Guerrero, Mexico
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    782. Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    783. How Did It Start?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    784. Ineffective 350.org divestment campaign should give way to direct corporate actions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      While 350.org runs a number of important campaigns, such as "Resist Trump's Climate Agenda" , there are serious questions about whether divestment campaigning is effective or whether it should be replaced by direct action campaigning.
    785. Restoring the Heartland and Rustbelt through Clean Energy Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Al paper discussing ways to simultaneously fight climate change and create jobs.
    786. The Absurd Consequences of a "Right to Privacy"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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."
    787. Denmark's 'Land of Mine' Is a Harrowing Look at Life After War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A film review for Denmark's "Land of Mine," written and directed by Martin Zandvliet.
    788. Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims, Too
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    789. Migration to America took long enough for evolution to happen on the way
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Similarities in Native American genomes suggest adaptation in ancient history.
    790. Neighbors joining together to block Trump deportations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In neighborhoods across Chicago with large immigrant populations, people are banding together to form rapid response networks to support their neighbors in the event of expected deportation raids by President Donald Trump's administration. In the 35th Ward on the city's Northwest Side, Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa has started what he calls the Community Defense Committee.
    791. Segregation Had to Be Invented
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      During the late 19th century, blacks and whites in the South lived closer together than they do today.
    792. 7 Ways Social Justice Language Can Become Abusive in Intimate Relationships
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A list of signs that social justice language is being used abusively in a relationship
    793. IFIC Welcomes New Director and New Affiliate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 16, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today announced that Duane Green, President & CEO at Franklin Templeton Investments Corp., has joined IFIC's board and that WeirFoulds LLP has joined as an affiliate
    794. Media Review: Fake News
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Richard Seymour looks at the current debate around 'fake news'. What does the term refer to and is it as new as we think?
    795. Mainstream News And USA's Heroics In Vietnam
      Why The Silence About The 7 Million Dead?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An account of the media's role in suppressing information about US military actions in Indochina from the 1940s and onward, and how the same tactics persist in the present.
    796. Be the Change: Six Disabled Activists On Why the Resistance Must Be Accessible
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    797. Grassy Narrows Chief welcomes Wynne's clean-up promise and calls for swift results
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister is responding today to a new commitment made on Friday by premier Wynne to clean the English-Wabigoon River. The river has been highly contaminated since 1962 when a paper company in Dryden began dumping 9,000 kg
    798. How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Co-operation between labour and climate groups may be possible in the Trump era.
    799. The John Lewis Conundrum: Caring for Justice or Carrying Water
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      What the author is writing about John Lewis is not so much a condemnation as it is a reflection of the very meaning of justice and how we can fight for it.
    800. A history of American anti-immigrant bias, starting with Benjamin Franklin’s hatred of the Germans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    801. Political Prisoners Remain Behind Bars as Obama's Term Nears End
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the last full week of Barack Obama's eight year tenure as President of the United States of America, dozens of political prisoners still sit in cages across the nation's prisons, rotting away as Obama consciously chooses not to exercise the power to simply free them with the stroke of a pen.
    802. CIA awards Saudi prince medal for anti-terror efforts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia's deputy premier and interior minister, has been presented with a CIA award for his work fighting terrorism.
    803. Connexions Other Voices - February 12, 2017 - Race & Class
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The January 22, 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter focues on Race and Class.
    804. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which simultaneously encompasses and collides with other dimensions of oppression and domination, such as gender and race. The relationship between race and class, in particular, is the theme of this issue of Other Voices.
    805. Looming Climate Catastrophe: Extinction in Nine Years?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Reports from the Arctic are getting pretty grim.
    806. Meet the man crowd-funding Gaza's first English library
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Mosab Abu Toha, works to expand his collection of English books to create a public library that will enrich the lives and society within Gaza during the Israeli occupation.
    807. Revolution and the Color Line
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of the biography 'W.E.B. DuBois: Revolutionary Across the Color Line', by Bill Mullen, detailing the life of the influential author and organizer.
    808. The FBI: Silent Terror of the Fourth Reich
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    809. Israel's New Land Law: Clearing the Path to Annexation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Israeli parliament passed the legalisation law on Monday night, widening the powers of Israeli officials to seize the final fragments of Palestinian land in the West Bank that were supposed to be off-limits.
    810. Trump appeals to the military against the press and the courts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examining recent remarks by Donald Trump suggesting a presidential and military alliance in opposition to the press and the court system, and the broader impacts of this position.
    811. Israeli torture of Palestinian children 'institutional'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Investigation of the practice of torture by Shin Bet interrogators, revealing the practice as systematic.
    812. Let's Get to Work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Instead of asking "What is to be done?", we could start with a different question: "What should I do?" As it turns out, the right-wing hecklers we've all encountered are half right: we should get jobs. And then we should do what we tell workers to do all the time: organize our workplaces. This tactic has a name and a history. It's called "salting." Salting has deep roots in the history of the labour movement and the Left.
    813. 'Can you hear me?': New phone scam tricks you into answering 'yes'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Describes a new telephone scam being run in North America, wherein a recording of one's voice saying the word 'yes' is used to defraud victims.
    814. No Ban! No Wall! No War?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The corporate media avoids connecting our wars to Trump's ban because war and empire is a matter of agreement among the political elites, an elite that the corporate media is very much a part of.
    815. Undermining Democracy - Corporate Media Bias on Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Are we able to prove the existence of a corporate media campaign to undermine British democracy? Media analysis is not hard science, but in this alert we provide compelling evidence that such a campaign does indeed exist. Compare coverage of comments made on Syria by a spokesman for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in October 2016 and by UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson in January 2017.
    816. Why is the New York Times promoting the "black bloc"?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A New York Times article, which ran across four columns of the newspaper's front page under a huge photo of a black-masked individual preparing to break an office building window with an iron bar during Wednesday night's protests at the University of California, Berkeley, amounted to free publicity and promotion of the violent protests organized by elements identifying themselves as the "black bloc," anti-fascists and anarchists.
    817. Annex Chess Club What's My Name Swiss
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Annex Chess Club in Toronto is kicking off a new chess tournament on Monday February 6, 2017, called the "Annex What's My Name Swiss."
    818. Canadian Ethnocultural Communities Extend Condolences
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Ethnocultural Council(CEC) and its member organizations extend their prayers, thoughts and condolences to the families and friends of the victims and injured in the Quebec City Mosque attack and deadly shooting.
    819. Les communautés ethnoculturelles du Canada offrent leurs condoléances
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Le Conseil ethnoculturel du Canada et ses organisations membres offrent leurs prières, leurs pensées et leurs condoléances aux familles et aux amis des victimes et aux personnes blessées dans l’attaque meurtrière à la mosquée à Québec.
    820. IFIC Stresses Importance of Robust, Consistent Suitability Process
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 3, 2017 - In a submission filed today on IIROC's Proposed Guidance on Order Execution Only (OEO) Services and Activities, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) emphasizes the importance of ensuring that investor
    821. Unspeakable: the Black Book of Imperial Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      American "mainstream" journalists who want to keep their paychecks flowing and their status afloat know they must report current events in a way that respects the taboo status of the nation's underlying inequality and oppression structures and its savage and relentless imperial criminality.
    822. Fake News Inquiry: Old Wine in New Bottles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    823. IFIC Launches New Advisor Centre
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - February 1, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today launched a new advisor portal on its website (https://www.ific.ca/en/pg/advisor-centre/) with insights on current topics and plain language tools to help advis
    824. Killing 'Schizophrenics': Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the United States in the earlier part of the twentieth century, there was widespread compulsory sterilization of those diagnosed with serious mental illness; and from the 1970s through the early 1990s, dehumanizing experiments that ignored the Nuremberg Code of research ethics were administered on this population by prominent American psychiatrists.
    825. VOW Statement on the Quebec City Mosque Attack
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, offers its deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones in the senseless act of violence. Our hearts are with the Muslim community in Quebec and across Canada. We stand in unity with people of all ethni
    826. Why the Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Should Not Initiate Violence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      One hazard we must avoid in our struggle is to allow violence to be used in the movement. We can't afford to give our approval to this by green lighting the burning of limousines and the breaking of store windows, as happened in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017, or by punching the Nazi Richard Spencer in the face, which is satisfying but unproductive.
    827. Class, Party and the Challenge of State Transformation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    828. The Fort Hood 43
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A history of the 43 infantrymen who refused to be deployed against protestors at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
    829. Please Stop Chanting That 'We' Won the Popular Vote!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      "We" didn’t win the popular vote, because we weren't on the ballot. We are the ninety-nine percent.
    830. Trump's Muslim Ban Will Only Spark More Terrorist Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Donald Trump's travel ban on refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries entering the US makes a terrorist attack on Americans at home or abroad more rather than less likely. It does so because one of the main purposes of al-Qaeda and Isis in carrying out atrocities is to provoke an over-reaction directed against Muslim communities and states.
    831. Deranged and Deluded: The Media's Complicity In The Climate Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    832. Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Debunking the claims of industrial poultry producers that multiple outbreaks of bird flu are due to wild waterfowl, instead providing evidence that industrial farming practices are responsible for the outbreak.
    833. Obama Killed a 16-Year-Old American in Yemen. Trump Just Killed His 8-Year-Old Sister.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The U.S. continues to massacre Yemeni civilians, both directly and through its tyrannical Saudi partners.
    834. Shocked by Donald Trump's 'travel ban'? Israel has had a similar policy for decades
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Describing how President Trump's stances and policies on immigration, borders and torture draws heavily from existing policies and tactics of the Israeli state.
    835. Coopting the language of the left at the pro-life march on Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    836. We shouldn't weep for broke but lying mainstream media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A report from the Public Policy Forum of Montreal released on January 26 says the Canadian news industry "is reaching a crisis point as the decline of traditional media, fragmentation of audiences and the rise of fake news pose a growing threat to the health of our democracy." Whereas the 1970 report was entitled "The Uncertain Mirror", the new appeal for support is called "The Shattered Mirror."
    837. A Coalition of Scientists Keeps Watch on the U.S. Government's Climate Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    838. Liberalism as Class Warfare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Liberals, as guardians of the status quo, are class warriors on the side of economic mal-distribution and the immiseration of the labouring classes and poor for the benefit of the rich.
    839. The Politics of a Punch: Richard Spencer and the Black Bloc
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Alt-right leader Richard Spencer was punched in the face by a man dressed in black bloc garb. Louis Proyect gives his interpretation of the punching incident.
    840. The ever-darkening shadow of Monsanto-fueled superweeds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Investigating the agricultural impacts of use of Monsanto's herbicides, which has led to rapid development of herbicide-resistant weeds which pose difficulties for farmers and lead to further dependence on new herbicides.
    841. Manufactured Consent
      Power, Media and Thinktanks

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Corporations don't just shape our politics or economics, they also seek to change public opinion to serve their interests. Which corporations play the biggest role in shaping knowledge and news? What do they fund? Who do they represent? What role have they played in the rise of authoritarian populists? This infographic for State of Power 2017 exposes those 'manufacturing consent'.
    842. Mnuchin Lied About His Bank's History of Robo-Signing Foreclosure Documents
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin lied in his written responses to the Senate Finance Committee, claiming that "OneWest Bank did not 'robo-sign' documents," when ample evidence proves that they did.
    843. Red cap terror at the moussaka line: West London ready-meal workers' report and leaflet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Workplace report for WorkersWildWest no.5 and leaflet for future distribution. Main challenge will be the migrant status of workers - there have been various police raids in the plant - and the language and contract division.
    844. Seymour Hersh Blasts Media for Uncritically Promoting Russian Hacking Story
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh said in an interview that he does not believe the U.S. intelligence community proved its case that President Vladimir Putin directed a hacking campaign aimed at securing the election of Donald Trump. He blasted news organizations for lazily broadcasting the assertions of U.S. intelligence officials as established facts.
    845. 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
      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.
    846. Reflections on DC: Promises and Pitfalls in the Anti-Trump Uprising
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The first mass protests of President Donald Trump represent a historic moment – one worth reflecting on so we can understand where we are and where we're going as a nation.
    847. A Short History of Liberal Myths and Anti-Labor Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A history of how labour and working-class groups have been alienated or disserviced by the major US political parties, particularly by liberal policies which are primarily aligned with business interests.
    848. There's Nothing Parochial About the Issue of GMO Food Labeling
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A criticism of the notion that the issue of labelling GMO foods is too narrow in focus, detailing the complexities of the issue and arguing for the broader importance of labelling.
    849. The Women's March Was a Dismal Failure and a Hopeful Sign
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Despite what pundits said, the Women’s March was not a movement. Nor was it the beginning of a movement. It was a moment: a show of hands: "I'm against Trump," these women (and men) told the world. Question was, who/what do they want to replace him?
    850. Want to Stop Trump? Take a Page From These Dockworkers, and Stop Work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On the day of Donald Trump's inauguration, many Americans wrung their hands. Some took to social media to express their discontent while others protested. But, perhaps, the most dramatic and important action was taken by dockworkers in Oakland, California: They stopped working. Their strike demonstrated the potential power ordinary people have on the job, when organized.
    851. Connexions Other Voices - January 22, 2017 - Disobedience
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Other Voices: #Disobedience. Once people start to disobey in significant numbers, the dynamic of power changes fundamentally. Disobedience, especially on a large scale, shakes the power of the rulers, and increases the power of those who disobey.
    852. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 22, 2017
      Disobedience

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Ultimately all power structures depend on the obedience of those over whom they rule. It helps if people believe in the legitimacy of those who wield power, but the crucial thing is obedience. Once people start to disobey in significant numbers, the dynamic of power changes fundamentally. Disobedience, especially on a large scale, shakes the power of the rulers, and increases the power of those who disobey. Disobedience is the theme of this issue.
    853. Fighting Fascism: the Irish at the Battle of Cordoba
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    854. Globalization vs. Empire: Can Trump Contain the Growing Split?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    855. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for December 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - January 19, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending December 31, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.34 trillion. Year-to-date, industry
    856. Should You March Against Trump?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Yasmin Nair addresses the issue of whether or not to march against Donald Trump this week, or in the months and years following.
    857. The Dying Days of Liberalism
      How Orthodoxy, Professionalism, and Unresponsive Politics Finally Doomed a 19th-century Project

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    858. Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A call for strategic and effective organizing against the Trump presidency, drawing on historical precedent of antiwar and other movements in the US.
    859. The Issue is Not Trump, It is Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Until real politics return to people's lives, the enemy is not Trump, it is ourselves.
    860. Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian 'Collaborator' for Questioning NATO Troop Build-Up on Border
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The armed forces minister for Britain's right-wing government, Mike Penning, accused Corbyn of being a collaborator with the Kremlin.
    861. The CIA as Organized Crime: How Illegal Operations Corrupt America and the World
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    862. Presidio mutiny
      Wikipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Presidio mutiny was a sit-down protest carried out by 27 prisoners at the Presidio stockade in San Francisco, California on October 14, 1968. The stiff sentences given out at courts martial for the participants (known as the Presidio 27) attracted attention to the extent of sentiment against the Vietnam War in the armed forces.
    863. The Case for Haitian Reparations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    864. Facebook job ads suggest 'mind reading' social networks could soon be a reality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Details job descriptions from the 'Building 8' group of facebook, which suggest engineering efforts in neuroscience, neuroimaging, artificial intelligence and augmented reality.
    865. Journalist hacked to death in Tamil Nadu, India
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) in condemning the murder of a journalist on the outskirts of Sattur in Tamil Nadu state, south India on Monday, 9 January, 2017.
    866. Journalist murdered in Balochistan, Pakistan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the murder of a journalist in Kalat, Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan
    867. Magazine editor among disappeared activists in Pakistan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in expressing serious concern over the disappearance of a magazine editor and other activists in Pakistan.
    868. Marxism: an Introduction to a Misunderstood Philosophy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      An introduction to fundamental principles of Marxism, and and examination of how these principles have been misrepresented by dictators and war criminals, leading to widespread misunderstanding.
    869. Militant Hope in the Age of Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion. The real questions that should have been debated include: What measures could have been taken to prevent the United States from sliding further into a distinctive form of authoritarianism?
    870. The Russian Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam's WMDs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The conclusions reached in the Trump dossier claim to be based on multiple sources of information where, in the nature of things, they are unlikely to exist.
    871. Turkey: journalists detained following reports on Erdogan's leaked emails
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) are deeply concerned by the ongoing detention without any official explanation of journalists and media workers in Turkey.
    872. Who to Believe: The CIA and Corporate Media or WikiLeaks?
      Without Substantiation, Media Integrity Suffers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Imagine if justice were administered mainly on hearsay (ignoring the fact that justice is too often lacking in society). It is a cardinal rule of justice that rendering a decision of guilty must only be done when such guilt is beyond a reasonable doubt. Medical schools state they follow evidence-based practices. Nursing schools do the same. Science progresses through the scientific method which demands evidence. When observations and experimental results contravene theory, the theory is tossed. There is academia, and then there is politics and the corporate media. Politics and its corporate media has long since become risible within the sphere of serious contemplation.
    873. Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Chief among the common misconceptions about the way official propaganda works is the notion that its goal is to deceive the public into believing things that are not "the truth" (that Trump is a Russian agent, for example, or that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction, or that the terrorists hate us for our freedom, et cetera). However, while official propagandists are definitely pleased if anyone actually believes whatever lies they are selling, deception is not their primary aim.
    874. Zimbabwe: China Demands Property Rights
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      China this week urged the Zimbabwean government to respect property rights, address concerns over policy inconsistency and clarify its indigenisation policy to attract investment into the country.
    875. Fury at Azaria Verdict is Israel's Trump Moment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    876. The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of the book, "The Burn Pits: The Poisoning of America's Soldiers" by Joseph Hickman.
    877. The Deep State Goes to War With President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    878. Where's the Evidence?
      The CIA-FBI-NSA report on the hacking of the 2016 election is pure baloney

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      We are told from the outset that the actual evidence that the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta's emails as part of a wide-ranging campaign to put Donald Trump in the White House cannot be revealed: "source and methods" must be kept secret. This in spite of DNI director James Clapper's pledge that he would declassify as much of the evidence as possible in the interests of transparency: but then again, Clapper is an admitted liar.
    879. The Crimes of Seal Team 6
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    880. The Lobby: Young Friends of Israel
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the first of a four-part series, Al Jazeera goes undercover inside the Israel Lobby in Britain. We expose a campaign to infiltrate and influence youth groups, including the National Union of Students, whose president faces a smear campaign coordinated by her own deputy and supported by the Israel Embassy.
    881. Watch How Casually False Claims Are Published: New York Times and Nicholas Lemann Edition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      We have a perfect example of how this happens from the New York Times today, in a book review by Nicholas Lemann, the Pulitzer-Moore professor of journalism at Columbia University as well as a longtime staff writer for the New Yorker. Lemann is reviewing a new book by Edward J. Epstein -- the longtime neocon, right-wing Cold Warrior, WSJ op-ed page writer, and Breitbart contributor -- which basically claims Snowden is a Russian spy.
    882. Why you shouldn't trust Geek Squad ever again
      The government reportedly pays Geek Squad technicians to dig through your PC

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Orange County Weekly reports that the company's repair technicians routinely search devices brought in for repair for files that could earn them $500 reward as FBI informants. That, ladies and gentlemen, is about as blatant a case of unconstitutional search and seizure as it gets.
    883. Allegations Against Russia Less Credible Every Day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    884. Resolutions Advocating a Boycott of Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Modern Language Association (MLA) Delegate Assembly voted in Philadelphia on two resolutions, for and against, of an academic boycott of Israel.
    885. The CIA in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    886. How many British MPs are working for Israel?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Investigating the revelations that UK embassy staff in Israel are cooperating with Israeli political parties to influence UK policy making.
    887. Against imperialist regime-change intervention in Syria and the Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    888. "Beyond Banksters" by Joyce Nelson
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of "Beyond Banksters: Resisting the New Feudalism" by Joyce Nelson.
    889. A Case Study in the Creation of False News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Paul Craig Roberts discusses a classic case in the creation of false news.
    890. John Berger (1926-2017)
      "He helped form a generation for whom he made it possible to discover a different, critical way of seeing"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      John Berger's revolutionary insistence was that our reality could be seen differently, and altered by our intervention.
    891. Native Seeds Sustain Brazil's Semi-Arid Northeast
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      More than a thousand homes that serve as "seed banks", and 20,000 participating families, make up the network organised by ASA to preserve the genetic heritage and diversity of crops adapted to the climate and semi-arid soil in Brazil’s Northeast.
    892. US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates as Proof RT Is Anti-US
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged "election hacking" by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American.
    893. Whose seeds are they anyway?
      Real Farming Report

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The new People Need Nature report - published to coincide with this week's annual Oxford Real Farming Conference - warns that modern farming practices are not good for wildlife. But they're not good for humans either. And with predictions that we will need to produce 70 per cent more food to feed a third more mouths by 2050 the question of seed ownership and diversity cannot be ignored.
    894. CSA/SRO Compensation Surveys Fail to Justify Ban on Embedded Fees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Key to investor protection lies in quality of enforcement; not quantity of rules. In light of research issued by Canada's regulators in late December, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today called
    895. Fighting Franco: the First Irish Casualties of the Spanish Civil War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A brief biography of Tommy Patten and Jack Barry focusing on their involvement in the Spanish Civil War.
    896. Inside The Scorpion
      A Journalist's Ordeal in Egypt's Most Notorious Prison

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The story of journalist Mohamed Fahmy's experiences during their two-year confinement in an Egyptian prison.
    897. Journalism and Pornography
      Real crime is always organised

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      As long as we cannot name something that is bothering us, we have an enormous if not insurmountable impediment to action. The capacity for titillation, for erotic stimulation even with simultaneous pain, is enhanced by suspension of belief or cognition. This is what pornography does and it is also the function of compatible journalism.
    898. Toronto's gay archive getting an upgrade
      Renovations will make it more accessible

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Reporting on the renovations to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives in Toronto, which will expand the archive and improve accessibility.
    899. Toronto's gay archive getting an upgrade
      Renovations will make it more accessible

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The world's largest independent lesbian and gay archive — which happens to be right here in Toronto — is about to get a little bit larger.
    900. South Africa: Former Pharmacist Runs Children's Library Out of Shipping Container
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Reporting on the work of Muzi Nkosi, a South African former pharmacist who runs a library for children.
    901. In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al-Qaeda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Khalek criticizes Western media for their failure to report on attacks in Syria because to do so would highlight how the West has been responsible for prolonging Al-Qaeda's bloodshed.
    902. Open Letter to "Human Rights Defenders" on Aleppo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Syria is the legitimacy of the interventionist policies of the U.S. and its "allies", Europeans, Turkey, and the Gulf states in that country.
    903. The Safety Pin and the Swastika
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examining the rise of the alt-right as being opposed to but also drawing from liberal identity politics, and how the two movements are not comparable, yet also compatible.
    904. The Trump Way
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Arun Gupta spoke to Leo Panitch about Trump's economic agenda, his relationship to transnational elites, and how neoliberalism's crisis could mean revitalization for the Left.
    905. The U.S. Government Thinks Thousands of Russian Hackers May Be Reading My Blog. They Aren’t.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      After the U.S. government published a report on Russia's cyber attacks against the U.S. election system, and included a list of computers that were allegedly used by Russian hackers, I became curious if any of these hackers had visited my personal blog.
    906. WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of "fake news," the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false.
    907. Debating the world revolution
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of "To the Masses: Proceedings of the Third Congress of the Communist International", edited and translated by John Riddell.
    908. Ecology and value theory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of Jason W Moore, Capitalism in the Web of Life: Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital.
    909. Good To Know You! - John Berger's ways of seeing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A tribute to the life and work of John Berger, author of the influential 'Ways of Seeing'.
    910. Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett, Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique.
    911. Marxism and the Earth: A defence of the classical tradition
      Book review of Marx and the Earth: An Anti-Critique

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Marxist analyses of the natural world have been the focus of intense debate recently, and the publication of any book that further explores what Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought about the subject is something to be welcomed. John Bellamy Foster and Paul Burkett have proven track records of writing some of the clearest books on the subject, and while Marx and the Earth is not a specific response to some of their recent critics, it is an important defence of Marx’s and Engels’s original work.
    912. Seeing red: the wisdom of John Berger
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A reflection on the life and work of critic John Berger.
    913. Striking back in the "world's factory"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of Hao Ren, Eli Friedman and Zhongjin Li (editors), China on Strike: Narratives of Workers' Resistance, which gives a history of labour struggles of Chinese migrant workers.
    914. Understanding the counter-revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
    915. Understanding the counter-revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A review of Gilbert Achcar, Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising (Saqi, 2016).
    916. Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles.
    917. Consigned to the Memory Hole: The content of the DNC Leaks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    918. Internet history is fragile. This archive is making sure it doesn't disappear
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      A report on the Internet Archive (archive.org) including an interview with its founder, Brewster Kahle.
    919. A Smuggling Operation: John Berger's Theory of Art
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examining the theories put forth in 'Landscapes' by John Berger.
    920. Actually, I Am Anti-Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    921. Beautiful Rising
      Creative Resistance from the Global South

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    922. A Better World in Birth
      The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Michael A. Lebowitz' The Socialist Imperative: From Gotha to Now.
    923. Birth of the Abolitionist Nation
      The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Manisha Sinha's The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition.
    924. The Black Lives Matter Rresponse to Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Our mandate has not changed: organize and end all state-sanctioned violence until all Black Lives Matter.
    925. Canada's State of Reconciliation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    926. Chicago Teachers Settle Contract
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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?
    927. Civil Rights Movement Is a Reminder That Free Speech Is There to Protect the Weak
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    928. Creating a Socialism that Meets Needs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    929. Down on the Seed: The World Bank Enables Corporate Takeover of Seeds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Exposing how the World Bank's policies ignores and undermines farmer-managed seed systems and enables profiteering by agrochemical companies.
    930. East York Workers' Association
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    931. Eyewitness at Standing Rock
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Interview with Rebecca Kemble.
    932. A Few Things About Nonviolence: A Response to Yoav Litvin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    933. Fighting Back for Survival
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The editors reflect on the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
    934. The Green Party After the Election
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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
    935. Grenfell Tower: A Disaster Waiting to Happen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Grenfell tower disaster is a consequence of social housing policies dating back to the 1980's.
    936. Hegemony How-To
      A Roadmap for Radicals

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    937. Hope in Dark Times
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      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.
    938. How "Race Neutral" Policy Failed
      Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review ofKaren R. Miller's Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit.
    939. Jeremy Corbyn campaign video
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    940. Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Explores the important, too often neglected left-libertarian currents that have thrived in revolutionary socialist movements. By turns, the collection interrogates the theoretical boundaries between Marxism and anarchism and the process of their formation, the overlaps and creative tensions that shaped left-libertarian theory and practice, and the stumbling blocks to movement cooperation.
    941. MA Stops Charter School Expansion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Despite their $24 million, the charter forces - which in March had more than a 20-point lead in the polls - lost by an amazing 24 points, 62% to 38%.
    942. Macaroni & Cheese and Revolution
      The Anarchist Cookbook

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Keith McHenry's and Chaz Bufe's The Anarchist Cookbook.
    943. Mad Marx: The Class Warrior
      Resource Type: Photo/Image/Poster
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    944. May 1998 riots of Indonesia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The May 1998 Riots of Indonesia, also known simply as The 1998 Tragedy, were incidents of mass violence of a racial nature that occurred throughout Indonesia, mainly in Medan in the province of North Sumatra (4–8 May), the capital city of Jakarta (12–15 May), and Surakarta (also called Solo) in the province of Central Java (13–15 May). The riots were triggered by economic problems including food shortages and mass unemployment, and eventually led to the resignation of President Suharto and the fall of the New Order government.
    945. 93 media professionals killed in 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      93 journalists and media professionals were killed in 2016 according to new statistics published by the world's largest journalists' organisation.
    946. Obama's Legacy and the Rise of Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      So much has been written about why Donald Trump won the presidency and the anger of the white working class. White supremacists are overjoyed by his victory. Much less is written or discussed about the failures of liberalism and the Obama presidency for Blacks and other minorities who voted for Hillary Clinton as a lesser evil.
    947. Putting the Racist Flyers at University of Michigan in Context
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On Monday morning, September 26, 2017, students arrived to the U-M campus to find racist flyers plastered in Haven Hall, Mason Hall, and several other buildings
    948. Racism in Asia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Racism in Asia exists for similar reasons that racism elsewhere exists, with roots in events that have happened anywhere from thousands of years ago to the present.
    949. "The Slave-Holding Republic"
      Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Gerald Horne's Confronting Black Jacobins: The United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic.
    950. Sources Calendar Expired Entries 2017
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
    951. Survival is the Question
      Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Ian Angus' Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System.
    952. Sustainable Agriculture Versus Corporate Greed
      Small Farmers, Food Security & Big business

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Examines the downfalls of profit-centred agriculture, and the struggle for a people-and-environment centred alternative in Australia.
    953. Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Why did the Manchester bombing occur? How does it relate to British relations with Middle Eastern countries?
    954. Terrorism: How the Israeli state was won
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Transcript of a speech by the author on December 14, 2016 at the House of Lords, giving a history of the conflicts and terrorist tactics of Zionists in the formation of the state of Israel.
    955. That Precious Strand of Jewishness that Challenges Authority
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Like so many of those others in Britain of Jewish lineage, songwriter and award-winning folk singer Leon Rosselson is descended from antecedents who fled pogroms in eastern Europe. Pertinently, he questions what being a Jew means -- is it adherence to Judaism as a religion, an ethnicity, a citizen of Israel, or someone who eats "chicken soup with knedlach"? He describes clearly and with historical insight how any concept of "Jewishness" can involve all of those things and more. In his own life, he has decided to pick and choose from this tradition and history and build on what he deems to be the progressive, humane, and universalist values of that Jewish background.
    956. Trump not "Exceptional"
      Trump: A Graphic Biography

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Book review of Ted Rall's Trump: A Graphic Biography.
    957. When the Alt-Right Hits Campus
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Under the auspices of the "Alt Right" and its wannabe hipster version of white nationalism, the University of Michigan community was subjected to a bombardment of racist hate that many of us thought relegated to the pre-Obama past.
    958. Who Put Trump in the White House?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The media story in the days following the 2016 election was that a huge defection of angry, white, blue-collar workers in the Rust Belt from their traditional Democratic voting patterns put Donald J. Trump in the White House in a grand slap at the nation's "liberal" elite. But is that the real story?
    959. The World Must Learn From Cuba
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      On the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, why has the small Caribbean nation outperformed many capitalist democracies in key ways despite fifty years of attack?
    960. Zapatistas urge scientists to join in building a better world
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      With all the damage that the capitalists have done to the people through their misuse of science, can we create a science that is truly human? Can we work collectively to defend life and humanity?
    961. The problem is more than integration
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Polls show that minorities, and Muslims in particular, have a greater attachment to Britain than does the population at large. They also show that nine out of ten Britons think that their community is cohesive, and local area a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together. According to Casey this figure has increased (from 80 per cent to 89 per cent) since 2003. Britons, in other words, have become more positive about social cohesion in the very period in which ‘uncontrolled immigration’ has supposedly eroded peoples’ sense of community and belonging.
    962. Canadian Ethnocultural Council partnering with ParticipACTION
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Canadian Ethnocultural Council is partnering with ParticipACTION, Canada's premier physical activity brand. ParticipACTION helps Canadians sit less and move more through innovative engagement initiatives and thought leadership.
    963. Connexions Other Voices - March 18, 2017 - Public Transit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Public transit - good affordable public transit - is key to a liveable city. Other Voices explores what that means and how to bring it about.
    964. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for April 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending April 30, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.42 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM increased by $79.9 billion or 6
    965. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for February 2017
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      Toronto, ON - March 23, 2017 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending February 28, 2017, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.36 trillion. Year-to-date, industry
    966. Other Voices - The April 1 issue
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      The April 1 2017 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is out. Other Voices always strives to present alternative views on important topics. This issue offers some really alternative perspectives and even some "alternative facts."
    967. SOURCES.COM joins forces with MediaRelease.com for all the right reasons
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2017
      Published: 2017
      MediaRelease.com will be the start of each and every press and media release sent by Media Release Canada or Media Release International.

    2016

    1. Toronto's Poor
      A Rebellious History

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2916
      Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns, recessions, and depressions that punctuate the years from the 1830s to the present.
    2. Destroying Detroit Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Detroit Public School system (DPS) has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers.
    3. Planet Earth II
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2017
    4. After Trotskyism, what? Some personal thoughts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Arash Azizi had been a member the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) for more than seven years. Recently Azizi left the organization. He outlines his decision to leave in this esssay at the request of many friends and comrades.
    5. Debating Syria Productively
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A collection of remarks on how the debate, within the left, over the Syrian conflict has been lacking and could be made more productive.
    6. ISIS and the Far Right: a Joint Assault on Multicultural Countries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      ISIS's assaults on multicultural countries is to provoke the non-Muslim people of those countries to reject their millions of Muslim fellow-citizens.
    7. Jamaica’s Culture of Fear Allows Police to Get Away With Murder
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the past decade, the Caribbean island nation's police have killed more than 2,000 people - until recently an average of four people every single week, mostly young men in inner-city, marginalized communities.
    8. The Seminole Christmas Gift of Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A history of the Christmas Day battle of 1837 between the Seminole nation and the invading US army, adapted from the author's 'Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage'.
    9. Statistics in the Information War
      An Instructive Example from Hama, 1982

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examines the manipulation of information in the case of the 'Hama massacre' of 1982 to advance the US's regime change policies regarding Syria.
    10. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for November 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - December 22, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending November 30, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.33 trillion. Year-to-date, indust
    11. On the Nature of Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Having a group of reluctant citizens charged with the enormous responsibility that came with being a cop was preferable.
    12. Connexions Other Voices: The Fake News issue
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Connexions newsletter, Other Voices, takes a closer look at the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
    13. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
      Fake News

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news." Since we don't like to be left out when a new fad comes on the scene, Other Voices is jumping on the bandwagon too, with this, our last issue of 2016, devoted to "fake news." Our focus, however, is not so much on the crackpots and trolls making mischief on the fringes, but on the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
    14. Wendell Berry's Radical Skepticism
      The celebrated farmer and poet shares a message of love in a time of unrest

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When the celebrated writer, farmer, and elder statesman of the local food movement sat down in front of a sold-out audience at Johns Hopkins University last week, the crowd seemed even more eager than usual to soak in Berry's wisdom in this particularly fraught national moment. The event was a public conversation between Berry and Eric Schlosser, investigative journalist and author of Fast Food Nation, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. And many in the audience -- made up of people who care about the work the Center does to study the intersections between food systems, the environment, and human health -- were likely feeling a great deal worried about the fate of the issues about which they care deeply.
    15. The Bad Losers (And What They Fear Losing)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If the 2016 presidential campaign was a national disgrace, the reaction of the losers is an even more disgraceful spectacle. And why is that?
    16. Clinton's Defeat and the Fake News Conspiracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Debunking the scapegoating of 'fake news' by the corporate media following the 2016 US elections as a tactic by the media and Democratic party establishment to avoid blame for Hillary Clinton's election loss.
    17. Here to stay, here to fight: How Asians transformed the British working class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      During the blisteringly hot summer of 1976 a group of Asian workers, predominantly women, walked out on strike at a small factory in north west London. Most were recently arrived migrants from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya and were as unlikely a group of militants as you were likely to find that year. The Grunwick strikers acted spontaneously, without a union to back them and without knowing whether they could count on any wider support. Yet their determination and courage during a dispute that would last until the summer of 1978 would transform the politics of race in the labour movement—and in doing so would have huge ramifications for British society in general.
    18. More Propaganda Than News Coming Out of Aleppo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The dominance of propaganda over news in coverage of the war in Syria.
    19. Demonetisation: Stories Of Flesh And Blood
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An article about the demonetization announced by the Indian government on November 8th, 2016.
    20. Facebook’s 'anti-fake news' plan looks like effort to curb alternative media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examines the problems of how 'fake news' is defined, and how Facebook's strategy to limit exposure to 'fake news' might also impact any alternative media.
    21. 'Fake News' in America
      Homegrown, and Far From New

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Details the hypocrisy of the media and Democratic party's recent outcry over 'fake news', as the loose definition encompasses well-established media practices, and may be used to attack any alternative media source.
    22. Five reasons why we don't have a free and independent press in the UK and what we can do about it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Exposes the power structures and entities that exert influence over the UK press, and proposes ways that influence might be subverted.
    23. What would Rosa Parks do today?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If Rosa Parks was taking action against transit racism today, she likely wouldn’t talk about segregated seating. Instead, she would be calling attention to disappearing service and unaffordable fares in communities that need transit the most.
    24. The Senseless Death of Tobeka Daki
      Auctioning Health and Life to the Highest Bidders

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Details the circumstances of the death of Tobeka Daki of South Africa, implicating the exorbitant drug prices of pharmaceutical corporations.
    25. Where is this Digital Watergate Propaganda Campaign Going?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Intelligence sources point out Russian interference in recent elections. However, WikiLeaks-related sources say the Democratic Party’s mail leak was the working of a whistleblower within that institution.
    26. On Toronto Tolls, Marxists Align with Auto Industrial Complex
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To be "progressive" in 2016 must include a political commitment to upending a transport/urban planning system structured around the private automobile.
    27. Sorry, Not Sorry: Neither the Media Nor Their Owners are Going to Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Detailing the failures of the corporate media in coverage of the 2016 US election, and how these problems are systemic due to the corporate ownership structure.
    28. Censorship in Social Media Leaves Users in Frustration
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Release of the whitepaper "Censorship in Context: Insights from Crowdsourced Data on Social Media Censorship," an analysis of content moderation by social media companies and impacts on users, by Onlinecensorship.org.
    29. Crime reporter brutally murdered in Myanmar
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists joins its affiliate the Myanmar Journalists Association in deploring the murder of a crime reporter on Dec. 13, in Monywa in the Sagaing region of Myanmar (Burma), and demand an immediate investigation.
    30. EFF To Canadian Court: Order Allowing Worldwide Censorship of Google Search Results Violates Users' Free Speech Rights
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On Dec. 6, 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation will tell Canada's highest court that an overbroad court order that censors Google search results for users everywhere violates our rights to freely search the web without government interference.
    31. Internet Archive Received National Security Letter with FBI Misinformation about Challenging Gag Order
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Internet Archive published a formerly secret National Security Letter (NSL), highlighting misinformation in the letter about the process for challenging the contents of the NSL, impacting many communications providers who have received such NSLs.
    32. New Privacy Badger Upgrades Help Protect Your Online Holiday Shopping from Sneaky Data Collection
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today released Privacy Badger 2.0 - a free browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera with new upgrades to help protect shoppers from online tracking.
    33. It’s time to judge Assad’s Aleppo campaign by the standards that we set ourselves in Mosul
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We judge Assad by one set of rules, and ourselves and our own allies by another.
    34. Entrenching Capitalist Agriculture in India Under the Guise of Development
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A criticism of the efforts by the IMF and World Bank to change India's agricultural system and its impact on the Indian economy and populace.
    35. Finding Cahokia
      Finding North America's lost medieval city

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Recounting the author's experiences on an archaeological dig examining the city of Cahokia, found under the suburbs of St. Louis.
    36. The Media’s Emphasis on Russian Hacking is a Diversion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's highly likely that the flurry of reports on alleged Russian hacking has more to do with a rejection of the status quo than with the act of clandestine meddling.
    37. Scapegoating by the Political Right: A Mask for Privilege
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A historical context for the role of scapegoating of minorities in the 2016 US election examining similar practices by privileged groups to maintain power in modern history.
    38. Why the Nazis studied American race laws for inspiration
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On 5 June 1934, about a year and half after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of the Reich, the leading lawyers of Nazi Germany gathered at a meeting to plan what would become the Nuremberg Laws, the centrepiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi race regime. The meeting was an important one, and a stenographer was present to take down a verbatim transcript. That transcript reveals a startling fact: the meeting involved lengthy discussions of the law of the United States of America.
    39. Billions of litres of raw sewage, untreated waste water pouring into Canadian waterways
      Conservatives introduced new rules in 2012, but problem was actually worse last year

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than 205 billion litres of raw sewage and untreated waste water spewed into Canada's rivers and oceans last year, CBC News has learned, despite federal regulations introduced in 2012 to try to solve the problem.
    40. Monitoring the Miners: Rio Tinto, Drones and Surveillance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Management at the mining giant Rio Tinto have ambitions to take the technology of monitoring employees to another level – quite literally-drones.
    41. Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA's Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There are some basic facts about what is known and, more importantly, what is not known about the anonymous CIA leaks concerning the 2016 US Presidency Election.
    42. Human Chain to Surround Toronto Immigration Jail Against Indefinite Detention and Prison Expansion
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Former immigration detainees and supporters of immigrants jailed indefinitely without charges or trial will surround the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre (TIHC), a medium security immigration prison, today to oppose the expansion of immigration
    43. How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Gmail and Google
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Instructions to enable two-factor authentication for improved security for users of Gmail and Google services.
    44. British Government-Funded Outlet Offered Journalist $17,000 a Month to Produce Propaganda for Syrian Rebels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Revolutionary Forces of Syria media office, a major Syrian opposition media outfit and frequent source of information for Western media, is funded by the British government as a propaganda outlet.
    45. A Conversation with Don Weitz
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Activist Don Weitz interviewed by Ulli Diemer, December 8, 2016.
    46. Israeli Army Admits Tweeted Hezbollah Map Actually Fake
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Israeli media has been forced to admit a map purported to contain information on Hezbollah positions, distributed to foreign diplomats and on twitter, is a fabrication.
    47. Dorothea Lange's Censored Photographs of FDR's Japanese Concentration Camps
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A collection of photographs by Dorothy Lange, commissioned by the US government to record the process of relocating Japanese-americans into internment camps in 1942, along with accompanying quotations providing an oral history of the period and events.
    48. Fake News About 'Fake News' - The Media Performance Pyramid
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Following Brexit and Trump, mainstream media have focused on media bias and the implications of so-called fake news. The definition of fake news can be easily generalized to all corporate media, and applied to the recent focus on fake news itself.
    49. Patently Biased
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Journalists share responsibility for the increasing commercialization of scientific research.
    50. Say YES to the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace calls on Canada to change its vote to yes, and support Resolution L.41 at the General Assembly, signalling its intent to contribute constructively to the discussions to be launched in March 2017.
    51. This is why everything you’ve read about the wars in Syria and Iraq could be wrong
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A description of how much of the coverage of the wars in Syria and Iraq is second-hand reporting, due to the dangers posed, and subject to political bias and propaganda.
    52. Before Facebook Was The Coffee House
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Kenan Malik writes about the issue of fake news.
    53. Marx as a Food Theorist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Marx developed a detailed and sophisticated critique of the industrial food system in Britain in the mid-nineteenth century, in the period that historians have called "the Second Agricultural Revolution." Not only did he study the production, distribution, and consumption of food; he was the first to conceive of these as constituting a problem of changing food "regimes" -- an idea that has since become central to discussions of the capitalist food system.
    54. The Untold Story of the Black Radical Tradition in Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Looking back on the development of Black radical organizations in Canada.
    55. Why Chomsky and Zizek are wrong on the US Elections
      Chomsky and Zizek clashed on voting in the US elections, but the views of both are critically flawed.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Noam Chomsky and Slavoj Zizek, while both critical of Hillary Clinton, are opposed on whom they declare to vote for in the 2016 US election. In opting for Clinton or Trump, Chomsky and Zizek both avoid the crucial question of actual voters and how and why they voted the way they did, and are fixated on the abstract illusion of being on the left or right side of a vacuous argument.
    56. Prospects for an Alt-Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the limitations and issues with prevalent approaches of younger progressives and how a more effective 'alt-left' movement might be formed.
    57. The Real Link Between Israel's Forest Fires and Muezzin Bill
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examines and contextualizes the discriminatory 'muezzin bill', which would ban the broadcasting of Muslim calls to prayer in Israel.
    58. The Revival of the Working-Class Concept
      Trump, the Class Struggle, and the (Somewhat Overstated) Specter of Fascism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Details how the concept of a working-class has been misused in the media to blame specific groups for Trump's success in the 2016 election, and how recognition of broader working-class issues is needed to enact positive political change.
    59. Confessions of an Alleged Russian Propagandist: A Pentagon Hit?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While our corporate media don't talk about it, the US does run a vast propaganda operation, which includes the spawning and spreading of, guess what?, fake news stories! This kind of thing has gone on for years abroad, but since 2001, under both the Bush and Obama administrations, both the Pentagon and the US Information Agency have done away with an earlier ban on spreading such lies posing as news inside the US. Now we’re all fair game for US propaganda, which by the way the mainstream media routinely parrot.
    60. Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter -- Special issue on alternative media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The November 27, 2016 edition of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is devoted entirely to alternative media.
    61. The Witch-Hunters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Washington Post pushes campaign to censor alternative media.
    62. The Coding Of 'White Trash' In Academia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As an academic from the U.S. Deep South, Holly Genovese has found herself between two worlds, not accepted in academia because of her background, and yet unable to 'go home again.'
    63. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016
      Alternative Media

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A special issue on alternative media.
    64. Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda."
    65. Steven Galloway is Innocent Until Proven Guilty
      Everyone is owed due process

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2015
      Yes, far too often women who are sexually assaulted are disbelieved. Which is why I understand and see the reasoning behind the "I Believe Women" slogan. It is a powerful statement. It is a strong political position. It is a rhetorical tool, but is not an actual, automatic truth. If we see it as such, it is an inherently tyrannical position that has historically been used to imprison and murder poor men of colour and Indigenous men. For these reasons I much prefer "I Listen to Women."
    66. F*** You, White Liberal: a Middle-Eastern American Glad Trump Won
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    67. The Dangers of Anti-Trumpism
      Silvio Berlusconi's tenure as Italian prime minister shows how not to resist an authoritarian demagogue.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Comparisons between Donald Trump and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi abounded throughout the presidential election campaign. We can draw some important lessons if we move our attention away from the apparent similarities between Berlusconi and Trump, and focus instead on the analogies between anti-Berlusconism and the shape anti-Trumpism threatens to take.
    68. 'Fake news' & 'post-truth' politics? What about those Iraqi WMDs?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The people and the outlets warning of the dangers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' have been the biggest peddlers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' out there. It's like receiving lectures on the immorality of bootlegging from Al Capone.
    69. IFIC Welcomes New Members
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - November 21, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Natixis Global Asset Management Canada and Picton Mahoney Asset Management have joined IFIC.
    70. Police Blast #NoDAPL Activists With Water Cannons in Sub-Freezing Temps
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Law enforcement unleashed concussion grenades, rubber bullets, tear gas, and water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures on peaceful water protectors battling the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota late Sunday.
    71. We Are All Deplorables
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Those cast aside by the neoliberal order have an economic identity that both the liberal class and the right wing are unwilling to acknowledge. This economic identity is one the white underclass shares with other discarded people, including the undocumented workers and the people of color demonized by the carnival barkers on cable news shows. This is an economic reality the power elites invest great energy in masking.
    72. We Are All Deplorables
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Chris Hedges on American life, politics and religion.
    73. Censorship in Social Media Leaves Users in Frustration
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF and Visualizing Impact Analyze Reports of Content Moderation Gone Awry
    74. IFJ/EFJ slam Investigatory Powers Bill which threatens journalistic sources and whistleblowers
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federation of Journalists, (IFJ) and (EFJ), joined their UK affiliate, The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), in strongly condemning the Investigatory Powers Bill, which threatens the right to privacy, freedom of ex
    75. NYT Advocates Internet Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The New York Times wants a system of censorship for the Internet to block what it calls "fake news," but the Times ignores its own record of publishing "fake news."
    76. Recording Police Is Protected by the First Amendment, EFF Tells Court
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF Supports Citizen Journalists' Role in Reporting on Law Enforcement Use of Force
    77. To escape Trump's America, we need to bring the militant labor tactics of 1946 back to the future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Seventy years after the Oakland General Strike, we should talk about the relevance of the Oakland General Strike tactics for today. It seems do-able, and if it's presented right, could pull a lot of interest to prepare for the kind of labour movement we need - the kind that is ready to stand up to the state and the capitalists.
    78. If gender identity debate at U of T was about free speech, then the battle is truly lost
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A recounting and criticism of the public debate over Bill C-16 and the Ontario Human Rights code, held in response to the remarks of University of a University of Toronto professor about transgender pronouns.
    79. Slime, Shorebirds, and a Scientific Mystery
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the impact of large developments near the Fraser River estuary in British Columbia on migrating populations of shorebirds, which have been found to depend on a biofilm in the area to sustain their long flights.
    80. Breaking Yugoslavia: How the US Used NATO as Its Battering Ram
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The United States used NATO to break up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
    81. The Cashless Economy of Chikalthana
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An article about the cash crisis in the Indian village Chikalthana.
    82. Filtering The Election
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the mainstream media's role in the 2016 US election of suppressing criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party establishment.
    83. Hillary Clinton, The Vote, and Contemporary Feminism's Class Blindness
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The feminist fight for libreration has been sidelined.
    84. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for October 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending October 31, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.32 trillion.
    85. The real cause of Trump: rampant neoliberalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining how the response from the traditional left to the 2016 US Election fails to recognize the failings of neoliberal policies and attitudes that contributed to the election of Trump.
    86. The general strike of 1842
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A detailed history of the UK Chartist general strike of 1842 against pay cuts and for universal male suffrage.
    87. Listening to Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Trump is a racist and misogynist. But the heart of his message spoke to legitimate working class concerns.
    88. The Working Class, Reconsidered
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The central narrative of post-election analysis asserts that Trump won the election by riding a wave of white working class resentment; a wave that he'd activated and steered in dangerous directions. The narrative is partly right, but it needs to be subject to critical analysis, specifically regarding how we think about "the working class" and the role that "it" played in this election.
    89. How Trump Took Middle America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the lives of Trump supporters in middle America and the conditions and perceptions that motivate their support.
    90. Out in the Open
      Remarks on the Trump Election

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With the Republicans' monopoly control over the government, even those who normally focus on electoral politics must realize that for some time to come the main struggle will be outside the parties and outside the government. It will be grassroots participatory actions or nothing.
    91. Dirty Fossil Fuel 'Business-As-Usual' Tactics Spew Out Of The International Maritime Organization At COP22
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The shipping industry needs to clean up its CO2 emissions now. The IMO's own Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014 report stated that by 2050, CO2 emissions from international shipping could grow by between 50 percent and 250 percent, depending on future economic growth and energy developments.
    92. Misrepresenting the White Working Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In McDowell County -- the poorest county of West Virginia , people were open to, even preferred, a real alternative to Trump and Clinton.
    93. Neo-Liberalism Under Cover of Racism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Brexit and Trump represent the continuance of neo-liberalism, but with popular discontent diverted into added racism.
    94. Occupying Trump?
      Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Instead of creating a movement that materially attacked the institutions of the 1 percent, many members of the Occupy movement vowed to transform themselves and raise awareness at the individual level. Some responses to Trumpism have fallen into the same trap - treating the election as an opportunity for soul-searching or a reason to rail against individual Trump voters.
    95. A Blueprint for a New Party
      With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in the working c

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A proposal for a national political organization that would have chapters at the state and local levels, a binding program, a leadership accountable to its members, and electoral candidates nominated at all levels throughout the country.
    96. Occupying Trump?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Five years after its formation and demise, Occupy is mostly a study in what to avoid for the anti-Trump movement.
    97. Three Myths About Clinton's Defeat in Election 2016 Debunked
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A debunking of the explanations for Hillary Clinton's defeat in the 2016 election commonly given by the Democratic party establishment and Clinton loyalists - in particular the role of racism, sexism, and the loss of key Obama-supporting counties.
    98. Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Noam Chomsky shares his thoughts on the aftermath of this election in an interview.
    99. Victorian Class War -- Bloody Sunday at Trafalgar Square
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Patrick Murfin recalls a part of UK history, Bloody Sunday at Trafalgar Square.
    100. Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren't
      Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As the ocean drowns in sound, the number of studies showing the harmful effects of noise on marine life has surged. And so, too, have the projections for how loud things might soon become.
    101. How the liberal class enabled the election of Donald Trump
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a filmed interview with Afshin Rattansi, John Pilger describes how the collusion and silence of America's 'enlightened' liberal elite, notably its journalists, helped create President Trump.
    102. The myth of the reactionary white working class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This identity-based presentation of Tuesday's election is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
    103. The myth of the reactionary white working class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Following the victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, the Democratic Party and media have attributed the results to the ignorance, backwardness and inherent racism and sexism of the "white working class." This identity-based presentation is a false narrative exploded by the most basic analysis of the data from the election.
    104. Are There Lessons for Canada's Elites in the US Election?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the aftermath of the results of the US election the mix of emotions and analysis spans the spectrum from feeling sorry for the irrational and politically illiterate American voter to fear about the consequences of the election of a thuggish buffoon as president. But common to all reactions is a smugness rooted in our sense of superiority -- as if our elites are somehow more attentive to the public interest and the lives of ordinary Canadians.
    105. Blaming Everbody
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Democratic Party brought the 2016 election disaster on themselves.
    106. Class is More Intersectional than Intersectionality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Left as it exists currently is often ashamed of and apologetic for its class struggle orientation, chasing after demographic-specific oppression issues. An approach that leans toward greater emphasis on a class struggle focus is actually more intersectional than a focus which gives more attention to demographic-specific issues than to class.
    107. For India's extremist Hindus, Trump is a hero
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      India's Hindu nationalists are celebrating Donald Trump's surprising victory in the US presidential election. Trump is being hailed as a "hero" for taking a tough line against Islamists and Muslim immigrants in the US.
    108. How Did We Get Here? What Lies Ahead?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We need to understand the reasons why Trump won the 2016 U.S. election. This requires recognizing the uniqueness of this election on multiple fronts. Trump’s victory was just as much about the Democratic Party's implosion as it was about the triumph of Trump's "outsider" political campaign. The Republican victory was not driven by the party's ascendance among the public at large. If anything, the party is in big trouble looking ahead.
    109. Inequality Among Women Is Crucial to Understanding Hillary's Loss
      Working-class women who voted for Trump tell us a lot about feminism's relationship to class politics.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The outcome of the 2016 American election was, like any, multi-causual. In addition to factors of racism and sexism, economic inequality, specifically economic inequality among women, must be identified as an additional culprit.
    110. Roaming Charges: Whitelash, White Heat?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Debunking Whitelash Theory in the context of the 2016 US presidential election and more.
    111. Americal Liberals Unleashed the Trump Monster
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Cook argues that Trump's victory was due to liberals losing rather than Trump winning.
    112. The Big Split
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The article depicts how despite Trump being likened to the perfect wrong play, wrong director and wrong cast as in Mel Brooks' The Producers, he has managed to claim victory. The author argues that this was more due to the Democratic party's failure than it was Trump's success.
    113. Blame the Neoliberals: Democrats' Toxic Ideology Paved the Way for Trump
      How corporate centrism has failed to defeat even the most incompetent figurehead of the nativist right

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Democratic Party is ideologically bankrupt. Neoliberalism, the party's driving force, is toxic, and it has failed not only much of the United States, but also much of the world, driving wealth into the hands of the few. Without a populist left offering an ambitious alternative to the status quo, the nativist right has thrived.
    114. Dumbass Democrats
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Democrats were oblivious to the deep discontent among the American people because that simply does not figure into their clever and cunning calculations. Why should it? Fear, lesser of two evils, scapegoating, palace politics -- all these things worked in the past, didn't they?
    115. Race, class and the election of Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An analysis on the 2016 US presidential election.
    116. President Trump: Big Liar Going to Washington or Tribune of the People?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An examination of Donald Trump's challenges to precepts of globalism, interventionist foreign policy, and special interests, how they resonated with public sentiment, and the challenges and potential outcomes of their implementation.
    117. Why Trump Won - And What's Next
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The election of Donald Trump in 2016 shows that American voters wanted 'anything but the above' Obama policies of the previous eight years, policies which were just extensions of the neoliberal regime established in the 1980s in the US since Reagan. However, US Neoliberal policy may not change fundamentally in a Trump regime; just its appearance.
    118. Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Detailing how the Democratic party's response to their defeat in the 2016 election reflects a failure to recognize factors leading to the UK Brexit referendum result.
    119. Beltway to English Dictionary
      Because sometimes words mean other words.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A list of words that have special meaning in the world of U.S. politics.
    120. I'll bet you didn't know you own billions of dollars in coal stocks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Exposing the investments and other involvements of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the fossil fuel industry.
    121. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - Depression and Joy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The November 7, 2016 issue of Other Voices is now out. If you're not on the email list, you can find it online on the Connexions website www.connexions.org. The focus of this issue is Depression and Joy.
    122. Standing Rock and Imperialism Itself
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An article about the Dakota Access Pipeline.
    123. Agencies of Fear
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The article details an example of how little control the US administration can have over one of its agencies and the dangers and consequences of the situation.
    124. Media Backgrounder: The Gamma Factor and the Value of Advice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This backgrounder highlights key findings from new landmark research from Dr. Claude Montmarquette and Ms. Nathalie Viennot-Briot (Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations CIRANO)
    125. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
      Depression and Joy

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.
    126. Key to the Leap: Leave the oil in the soil
      Movement Building

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
    127. A miss bigger than a missed story: my final reflections on Trump and the press in 2016
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A shift in political culture away from journalism's grasp.
    128. Why the Jewish vote is to important to US presidential candidates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the reasons why US presidential candidates focus on the vote of the Jewish community despite US Jewry constituting only two percent of the electorate, and examining the alignment of the Jewish community with the American political parties and candidates.
    129. The Descent of the Left Press: From IF Stone to The Nation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Just about fifty years ago when I was becoming politicized around the war in Vietnam, I began searching desperately for information and analysis that could explain why this senseless war was taking place. After taking out a subscription to I.F. Stone’s Weekly that an old friend had recommended, the scales began to fall from my eyes.
    130. How to Make Union Meetings Interesting and Useful
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Meetings should give members a sense of power by bringing them together. They can see and feel that they are not alone, that others have similar problems, and that others have found solutions. They can learn from each other, combine ideas, and build something bigger.
    131. Just How Gray Are the White Helmets of Syria?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While thousands of humanitarian organisations around the world are struggling fiercely with diminishing support from governments and the public, one has achieved a surprising amount of support from Western governments in a surprisingly short period of time and gained a surprising attention from mainstream media and ditto political elites: The Syrian Civil Defence or White Helmets.
    132. The Trans Pacific Partnership Will Not Help Struggling Farmers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A recent Associated Press article claimed that Wisconsin dairy producers "see nothing but advantages" if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) were passed during the final session of Congress. A more accurate statement would be that some dairy producers see nothing but advantages. I am at a loss to understand how dairy producers would see any advantages to yet another "free trade" agreement.
    133. Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Framing the rhetoric surrounding the Syrian conflict of 2016 as a reemergence of McCarthyism, with accusations of dictatorship being used to foster support for war.
    134. 1953 - 2002 - 2016: Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A history of McCarthyism, or red-baiting, in US politics to justify or bolster foreign war efforts, and how the recent Syrian involvement has brought about a revival of McCarthyist discourse and tactics in the political and social realms.
    135. As Pipeline Construction and Repression Grows, DAPL Protest is Looking More Like a Mass Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A look at the escalating conflict between the DAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline, and the native tribes and activists who are resisting it. The issue is centered around the construction of a pipeline which risks the destruction of a river that serves as a main water source to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the more than 17 million people downriver.
    136. 'Feels like blackmail': Canada needs to take a hard look at its piracy notice system
      Copyright infringement notices spark fear and confusion among some Canadians

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some anti-piracy firms routinely send out letters demanding hundreds of dollars from Canadians for alleged illegal downloads. And if they don't pay up, recipients are told they could face legal action and big fines. The problem is, people may be falsely accused and no one is under obligation to pay a settlement -- not even a penny.
    137. Indigenous rights are key to preserving forests, climate change study finds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Leaving forests in communal hands cuts carbon emissions from deforestation, helps communities and offers long-term economic benefits: 'Everyone wins'
    138. Public Servants or Corporate Security?
      An Open Letter to Law Enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Detailing the role of the National Guard and law enforcement services as protecting corporate interests opposed to public safety in the context of the North Dakota pipeline protest action, and appealing to these public servants to consider the impact and implications of their role in the conflict.
    139. Allen Ginsberg and the '60s Movement
      The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Eliot Katz' The Poetry and Politics of Allen Ginsberg.
    140. Early U.S. Communism Revisited
      The Communist International and US Communism 1919-1929

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Jacob A. Zumoff's The Communist International and US Communism 1919-1929.
    141. Innovation for What? The Politics of Inequality in Higher Education
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Williams discusses why American universities' current trend of advocating innovation ends up prioritizing corporate interests over the gola of accessible education.
    142. A Legless Veteran's Struggle
      Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, "The Legless Veteran"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Robert Goldstein's Discrediting the Red Scare: The Cold War Trials of James Kutcher, "The Legless Veteran".
    143. Michael Ratner
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Michael Ratner was President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Chair of the Board of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights. He practiced law for 45 years, dying on May 11, 2016 at age 72.
    144. Requiem for a Black Trotskyist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      News of the death of former United Auto Workers staff member Ernie Dillard came by way of a phone call on Bastille Day 2016. The subsequent silence about his passing in the radical and mainstream press is an accusatory reminder of the extent to which the memory of the Left has been confiscated from those who require it most.
    145. The Revolutionary Art of Failure
      Vivas to Those Who Have Failed

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Martin Espada's Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.
    146. Glenn Shelton
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Glenn Shelton, a retired president of Michigan Mailhandlers Local 307 who never stopped fighting for the rights of working people, and a member of Solidarity, died March 24, 2016, after a battle with cancer.
    147. The Truth About Venezuela's Opposition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Western journalists can't admit that Venezuela's opposition is neither democratic nor peaceful.
    148. Voting Under Socialism
      It'll be more meaningful - but hopefully won't involve endless meetings.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    149. When Chinese Labor Strikes
      China on Strike

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Hao Ren's edited volume China on Strike.
    150. Why are our environmental groups supporting weak climate targets?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The federal government's recently announced that all Canadian jurisdictions must adopt a carbon pricing scheme by 2018 with a minimum price of $10 per tonne. The price must rise to reach $50 per tonne by 2022. The goal of reducing emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 will not get Canada anywhere close to its promises to the United Nations. Canadians probably believe that our major environmental groups are busy lobbying and pushing the federal and provincial governments to do much more. But no, this is not the case.
    151. Samhain to Halloween - The Sacred, the Profane, and the Silly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Patrick Murfin review the orgin of Hallowe'en and the Celtic harvest festival Samhain.
    152. Show a Film, End Up on a Watch List
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On September 21, the Case Western Reserve University Radical Student Union showed a documentary titled "The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States," to all members of the university community through the Kanopy streaming service. The chairman of the board of trustees of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland called out for a follow-up investigation of the screening.
    153. Israel paints fighter jet pink to raise breast cancer awareness while preventing cancer patients in Gaza from receiving treatment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    154. The Iceland women's strike, 1975
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A short history of the strike, or day off, by the of women in Iceland for equality with men on 24 October, 1975.
    155. Why Progressives Love the New Cold War
      The anti-Russian hysteria coming from the left isn't surprising

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Clinton campaign's effort to turn the 2016 US election into a referendum on Vladimir Putin is causing some liberals to question how the tactic appears contradictory to Clinton's other goals and beliefs. Examining support for US war efforts since WWI shows the current Cold War tactics of Clinton have many precedents from liberal politicians.
    156. Missak Manouchian
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Missak Manouchian (1906 - 1944) was a French-Armenian poet and communist activist.
    157. RT in UK: A brief history of establishment hysteria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      NatWest Bank, a subsidiary of Britain's majority state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland, gives notice that it is closing RT's accounts – without explanation. In this article detailed information has been presented concerning the issue.
    158. Corporate climate risk is about profit, not fixing the problem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Corporate 'risk management' is concerned with protecting profits, not with protecting the planet or human beings.
    159. Four Harsh Truths for Canada's Lovestruck Pipeline Politicians
      A reality check for our bitumen-besotted leaders.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There are four obvious (and very conservative) reasons why more pipelines don’t make any kind of economic, energy or climate sense. These truths also explain the growing opposition to the corrupt National Energy Board that still approves pipelines without due process and ignores their impact on global pricing, let alone the science on climate change.
    160. Israel's Bogus History Lesson
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It was presumably intended as an Israeli history lesson to the world. A video posted to social media by Israel's foreign ministry shows an everyday Jewish couple, Jacob and Rachel, in a home named the "Land of Israel". A series of knocks on the door brings 3,000 years of interruptions to their happiness. First it's the Assyrians, followed by the Babylonians, Hellenists, Arabs, Romans, Crusaders, Mamluks, and Ottomans – all straight out of Monty Python central casting. Jacob and Rachel are forced by the warring factions to relocate to ever smaller parts of their home until finally they have to pitch a tent in the garden. Their fortunes change only with the arrival of a servant of the British Empire, who returns the title deeds. A final knock disturbs their celebrations. On the doorstep are a penniless Palestinian couple, craning their necks to see what goodies await them inside.
    161. Mao: Monster or Model?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The world’s premier business newspaper the Financial Times (Japanese owned) has the answer: Mao was the worst ever. The worst ever what? If he was a monster that would be fine because monsters don't exist. Revolutions do though and that's the gripe of the Financial Times. That's the story. Revolution or Maoism is back in the Chinese air – if it ever went away. So Mao is still a threat even if he has been dead for forty years. He's still a model.
    162. Rigged
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: "It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS." Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves' actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).
    163. Syria and the Left: Time to Break the Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The cold, hard reality of the war in Syria is that the violence, bloodshed, and chaos continues unabated while the Left, such as it is, continues on in a state of schizophrenic madness. Different points of view, conflicting ideological tendencies, and a misunderstanding of the reality of the conflict are all relevant issues to be interrogated, with civility and reasoned debate in short supply. The Left does need to seriously self-reflect though about just how it responds to crises of imperialism and issues of war and peace.
    164. Why Is the Truth on Syria Difficult To Decipher?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to Steven Kinzer, the American media's misinformation on Syria is leading to the kind of ignorance which is enabling the American government to pursue any policy, however imprudent, in the war-torn Arab country. The US government can "decree the death of nations" with “popular support because many Americans - and many journalists - are content with the official story," he wrote.
    165. ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The ACLU has identified 23 legal opinions that contain new or significant interpretations of surveillance law -- affecting the government's use of malware, its attempts to compel technology companies to circumvent encryption, and the CIA's bulk collection of financial records under the Patriot Act -- all of which remain secret to this day, despite an ostensible push for greater transparency following Edward Snowden’s disclosures.
    166. Derailing Neoliberalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Haines-Doran examines the British transit workers' stike against rail privitization with its lack of concern for safety, unions, and workers' rights.
    167. 1956: Hungary's lost revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 21st century anti-capitalist movement owes a debt to the heroic and inspiring working-class uprisings in Hungary.
    168. Notes on a Future Politics - Part I
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the aftermath of the 2016 US election, Garvey argues that no variety of liberalism, progressivism or social democracy will be adequate for addressing the multiple global crises of capitalist society nor will they be adequate for providing a genuine alternative to the many millions of people who are drawn to varieties of populist or fascist politics.
    169. Quebec First Nations may try to block Algonquin land claim
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Algonquins of Ontario are one step closer to assuming tens of thousands of acres of their ancestral territory in a historic treaty, but their counterparts in Quebec are vowing legal action to stymie the agreement and delay a deal decades in the making.
    170. How a Selective Boycott Can Boost External Support for Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The pro-Palestine solidarity movement could enlarge its following, convince more influential supporters, and get past trivial, harmful and sectarian disputes -- if it wants to. A boycott must be humanist, as is the cause of supporting Palestinian self-determination. Boycotting humanism allows the cynical internal corrosion of any political movement of the left.
    171. On Activism and Organizing: There is a Distinction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What's the difference between an organizer, an activist, and someone who is just plain fighting for their life, on a personal level? Often, there is no discernible distinction, as these roles often blend together in ways that could never be separated. But for some people, there is no such complexity. I point this out because, in recent years, there has been a verbal shift in social justice spaces towards referring to everyone involved as an organizer. As a person who believes that we too often negate the meanings of words by transforming them into umbrellaed concepts, I have to say my piece about the matter.
    172. Why You Shouldn't Use Transgender Pronouns
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      You don't need to be a psychology professor to realize than an attempt to transplant pronouns from the body to the mind is an attempt to destroy our ability to communicate.
    173. Guardian front page channels Orwell's 1984
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reading the "liberal" press has become a truly Orwellian experience. What was true yesterday is a lie today. What was black today will be white tomorrow. Two reports on today’s front page of the Guardian could easily be savage satire straight from the pages of the novel 1984.
    174. Petroleum Disaster in the Great Bear Rainforest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Outrage is the only word for what people are feeling after a tug and fuel barge, owned by Texas-based Kirby Offshore Marine, crashed on rocks in the heart of B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest on October 13, 2016. It’s been leaking 200,000 litres (59, 024 gallons) of diesel fuel into the sensitive marine ecosystem ever since.
    175. Canadian Taxpayers Federation has 5 members -- why should we care what they think?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Canadian Taxpayers' Federation has been around since the late 1980s, selling itself as a populist "citizens advocacy group" looking to cut waste and ensure accountability in government. They get acres of free coverage in newspapers and on local and national newscasts; their spokespeople regularly get more coverage than elected officials. Perhaps the CTF gets the coverage it does because it is seen as less biased than politicians — it is seen as advocating for taxpayers against all politicians, on the right and left. The CTF's media presence is truly remarkable when you consider it has a membership of five people. You read that correctly: five.
    176. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
      Lurching to War

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pursued a hyper-aggressive strategy of surrounding Russia with hostile military forces and missiles aimed at the Russian heartland.
    177. The Ruling Class's Hatred of Trump is Different Than Yours
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The master class's fear and loathing of Trump – one of their own, sort of – can be detected in the normally Republican-leaning corporate elite.
    178. Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans – and native Kansan Sarah Smarsh sets out to correct what newsrooms get wrong.
    179. Pentagon Video Warns of 'Unavoidable' Dystopian Future for World's Biggest Cities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of "Escape from New York" and "Robocop" - with dashes of the "Warriors" and "Divergent" thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes - brutal and anarchic supercities filled with gangs of youth-gone-wild, a restive underclass, criminal syndicates, and bands of malicious hackers.
      At least that's the scenario outlined in "Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity," a five-minute video that has been used at the Pentagon's Joint Special Operations University.
    180. The Real Nuclear Threat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The fact that Trump has so cavalierly raised concerns about nuclear weapons may have a silver lining. It underscores how dangerous and irrational our nuclear policies already are.
    181. The deadly racism of the 'anti-racist' liberal imperialist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When it comes to hypocrisy, the pro-war Western ‘liberal’ is in a class of his own. While professing opposition to racism, the pro-war liberal is cheerleader for the most dangerous and deadly form of racism in the world today - contemporary US/Western imperialism.
    182. "Do Not Resist": The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      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 terrified family of four, including an infant. As the family members were pulled outside, Atkinson's camera captured a scene that plays out with startling regularity in cities and towns across the country, one of many included in his new documentary, "Do Not Resist," an examination of police militarization in the United States.
    183. Every 25 Seconds, Cops Arrest Someone for Drug Possession
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The war on drugs may have failed, but it certainly hasn't ended: Every 25 seconds in the U.S., someone is arrested for drug possession. Arrests for the possession and personal use of drugs are boosting the ranks of the incarcerated at astonishing rates - with 137,000 people behind bars for drugs on any given day, and 1.25 million every year.
    184. Racist of the year, Ian Khama: Not Botswana's finest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      General Ian Khama, the President of Botswana, and his frequent outbursts against the Kalahari Bushmen are among the most horrifying instances of racism of recent times. His sentiments are extremely troubling.
    185. Class War in the Confederacy
      Why Free State of Jones Matters

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Free State of Jones may well be the most politically important film about the civil war and its aftermath to appear in a quarter century. Free State of Jones is a proper antidote to identitarian thinking, which has mystified popular understandings of the past, and how we approach political action in the present. In contrast to the prevailing view among so many nowadays that racism has always been and continues to be the main barrier to any progressive left politics, this film reminds us of a more complex history, where anti-slavery politics, Radical Republicanism and mass action created the short-lived progress of Reconstruction.
    186. The Countdown Clock Law is Ridiculous, and so is the Police Pedestrian Blitz
      The pedestrian countdown clock law shows what's wrong with Toronto's approach to road issues.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Highway Traffic Act is a foolish law, and this crackdown is antithetical to council’s stated goals. Rather than wasting police resources on enforcing it, we should be appealing to the province to scrap it altogether, as they did in New York City.
    187. How the West's Economic Sanctions are Inflicting Suffering on Ordinary Syrians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The US and EU economic sanctions on Syria are causing huge suffering among ordinary Syrians and preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid, according to a leaked UN internal report.
    188. No Shortcuts
      Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examines case studies of successes and failures of labour and social movements in recent history, arguing for the need for mass organization and bottom-up organizing which empowers ordinary people at the community level.
    189. Russkies at the Doorstep
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a year noted for crude political discourse, eagerly serialized in the mainstream media, the MSM are themselves bellowing anti-Russian rhetoric, conspiracy theory, and fear-mongering.
    190. U.S. Military Operations Are Biggest Motivation for Homegrown Terrorists, FBI Study Finds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A secret FBI study found that anger over U.S. military operations abroad was the most commonly cited motivation for individuals involved in cases of "homegrown" terrorism. The report also identified no coherent pattern to "radicalization," concluding that it remained near impossible to predict future violent acts.
    191. Verizon Lawyer Argues for Greater Legal Protection for Customer Location Data
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Verizon's general counsel and head of public policy made a public case for reconsidering legal protections on customer data in light of evolving technology that allows companies to almost continuously track cell phone users' location.
    192. What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use of formal procedures to undermine the popular mandate granted to the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) by the Brazilian people in the last presidential election. Proponents of the view that the impeachment was legal and that this legality confers democratic legitimacy tend to abstract the impeachment process from its lived context. This abstraction leaves the politics behind the regime change opaque and even irrelevant.
    193. WikiLeaks Bombshell: Emails Show Citigroup Had Major Role in Shaping and Staffing Obama’s First Term
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to emails released by WikiLeaks, which came from a hack of the email account of John Podesta, a co-chair of Obama's 2008 Transition Team, we learn that despite the obvious fact that Citigroup was both corrupt and derelict in handling its own financial affairs, Barack Obama gave executives of that bank an outsized role in shaping and staffing his first term.
    194. Hilary Clinton: Candidate of War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The U.S. political/media establishment only permits the propaganda version of the Syrian conflict -- and Hillary Clinton fully embraced it in her belligerent comments in the second presidential debate.
    195. The Slippery Slope: Rolling Downward, No Brakes, Nuclear War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Policy is not a discrete entity; indeed, instead, it is a cumulative force, broadening in scope and direction, as it -- in this case -- plunges toward self- and global-annihilation. Destruction is in the very air we breathe, as though Thanatos looming overhead, because exceptionalism is reaching a point of satiety and feelings of emptiness and alienation make other than war and dominance meaningless.
    196. Why the New Silk Roads terrify Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Almost six years ago, President Putin proposed to Germany 'the creation of a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.' This idea represented an immense trade emporium uniting Russia and the EU, or, in Putin's words, "a unified continental market with a capacity worth trillions of dollars."

      In a nutshell: Eurasia integration.

      Washington panicked.
    197. Notes on a Future Politics? Part I
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This essay is intended to enable those of us associated with Insurgent Notes and others to imagine how we might contribute to the emergence of an emancipatory, anti-capitalist mass politics in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
    198. President Trump?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      No matter what happens, the old US party system is broken. Donald Trump is like no major candidate in living memory.
    199. Review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A book review: Ashwin Desai, Reading Revolution: Shakespeare on Robben Island.
    200. Strike Wave and Worker Victories in Cambodia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Cambodia the class struggle has resulted in the enactment of a major anti-union labour law this year. Yet more is reported in the media on the long-gone Khmer Rouge than the frequent strikes that occur in the country. Still, the strikes are happening. And more often than not, they are winning.
    201. Donald Trump and the Vicious Culture of Neoliberal Mass Idiocy
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The U.S. media and educational elites share responsibility for creating a world where a despicable idiot like Trump coud be president.
    202. Iceland Jail Top Bankers For 46 Years, Europe 'Outraged'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals, rather than treating them as a protected species.
    203. Beware Liberals: Ridicule Will Backfire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What a year for political satire. It's nourishing; it lowers our stress level; it breaks taboos. Every democracy needs satire but one wonders how much it will count when it comes to votes on November 8th.
    204. The Trump Phenomenon, as Seen From Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Trump is berated as the latest incarnation of Evil (after Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, the Brexiters): racist, sexist, Islamophobe, a friend of dictators, etc., in short the embodiment of all that arouses the righteous indignation of the human rights defenders. I would like to suggest a different way of seeing Trump. He is above all a capitalist, almost a caricature of the sort of man capitalism produces, encourages and celebrates. He makes money and is proud of it. For him, the bottom line is cost-benefit. Everything comes down to that ratio. Defend the Baltic States? What does it cost, what do we gain? Defend Japan? What does it cost, what do we gain?
    205. Beating the drums for war with Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The US ruiling establishment is considering an escalation of US intervention. Such an escalation carries the very real threat of provoking a wider war.
    206. The History Thieves - Review
      How Britain covered up its imperial crimes

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of Ian Cobain's book The History Thieves, an engrossing study which identifies secrecy as a 'very British disease', exploring how, as the empire came to an end, government officials burned the records of imperial rule.
    207. Operation Smoke and Mirrors: In the Chicago Police Department, If the Bosses Say It Didn't Happen, It Didn't Happen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On May 31, 2016, the city of Chicago agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by two police officers who allege they suffered retaliation for reporting and investigating criminal activity by fellow officers. The settlement, for $2 million, was announced moments before the trial was to begin.
    208. To Sell Weapons, Defense Contractors Make War Seem Fun
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      At the Association of the United States Army's annual exposition at the new, cavernous Washington Convention Center, defense contractors are making their weapons seem fun where in order to score contracts with the Pentagon. AUSA features a who’s who of the military-industrial complex, and the extreme excess of money in the industry is evident everywhere.
    209. Watch Your Back: Chicago Police Bosses Targeted Cops Who Exposed Corruption
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      After Chicago police officers Shannon Spalding and Danny Echeverria filed a whistleblower lawsuit, retaliation against them only intensified.
    210. The Battle of Cable Street
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Eighty years ago this week, anti-fascists in East London confronted Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts as they tried to march though what was then a largely Jewish area. Mosley's British Union of Fascists was notorious for using marches and rallies as cover for vicious attacks on Jews. The confrontation has gone down in folklore as 'The Battle of Cable Street'.
    211. The Dreadful Chronology of Gaddafi's Murder
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Since 2003, Gaddafi had worked hard to repair his reputation for financing terrorism; his proposal for a trans-African banking system never reached fruition. Freedom and justice were never part of the West's agenda.
    212. A History of Student Movements and Activism at Evergreen State College and the Greater Nation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Students and student movements have played a major role in struggles for reform and revolution in the United States and around the world. Before I turn to Evergreen, I will give a few examples, mainly from the United States in the 1960’s. I will also share a few conclusions based on many years of activism with student movements.
    213. The New York Times Suddenly Embraces International Law To Condemn Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As the Syrian Arab Army dug in for a fight against the self-declared Islamic State on September 17, they were struck by an air raid that killed 62 soldiers and injured 100 more. The culprit was a foreign military that has never been attacked by, and has not declared war on, Syria. Two weeks later, that same nation’s military killed 22 soldiers in a strike inside Somalia, another country which it had never been attacked by nor declared war on. The very next day the New York Times published a stinging editorial decrying flagrant violations of international law by an "outlaw nation."
    214. Southwest Airlines kicks Muslim off a plane for saying 'inshallah', meaning 'God willing' in Arabic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A Muslim man was told to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking Arabic on his mobile phone.
    215. The 'White Helmets' and the Inherent Contradiction of America's Syria Policy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The danger faced by the White Helmets is not a fiction -- to date, 141 first responders affiliated with the Syrian Civil Defense have been killed while performing their duty. And although their claims of having saved more than 60,000 lives are unverifiable, there can be no doubt that many lives have, in fact, been saved as a result of their work. But let there be no doubt -- despite their oft-cited claims of being neutral and impartial, that the White Helmets are very partisan.
    216. WikiLeaks: 10 Years of Pushing the Boundaries of Free Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We are now entering WikiLeaks 10 year anniversary. The organization registered their domain on October 4, 2006 and blazed into the public limelight in the spring of 2010 with the publication of Collateral Murder. This video footage depicted the cruel scenery of modern war seen from an Apache helicopter gun-sight. It became an international sensation, with the website temporarily crashing with the massive influx of visitors.
    217. America's Deceptive Model for Aggression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Since NATO's 1999 war on Serbia, U.S. officials have followed a script demonizing targeted foreign leaders, calling ultimatums "diplomacy," lying about "war as a last resort" and selling aggression as humanitarianism.
    218. Destroying Syria: a Joint Criminal Enterprise
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Everyone claims to want to end the war in Syria and restore peace to the Middle East. Well, almost everyone.
    219. Future Sex - Review
      Future Sex by Emily Witt

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Future Sex, Emily Witt makes quick and effective references to the sex she has and the sex she witnesses. She mentions boyfriends, describes a hardcore porn shoot, goes to a sex party with polyamorists, and visits the orgy dome at Burning Man.
    220. The Great Libya War Fraud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Coming so soon after the incomplete but still damning exposure of the Iraq deception - with the bloodbath still warm - the media's deep conformity and wilful gullibility on the 2011 Libyan war left even jaundiced observers aghast. It was clear that we were faced with a pathological system of propaganda on Perpetual War autopilot.
    221. Philippines secret death squads: officer claims police teams behind wave of killings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Thousands of people have been killed since Rodrigo Duterte became president and, according to one officer, secret police teams are partly responsible.
    222. Security experts urge clients to stop using Yahoo Mail after spying report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Yahoo is once again under scrutiny after a report that at the behest of the U.S. government, its engineers had written software to scan every email message sent and received by its users.
    223. A Seismic Shift Toward Socialism in the U.K. Labour Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Jeremy Corban's unexpected 2015 rise to the leadership of the U.K. Labour Party and his recent resounding victory over the right-wing forces within the party that tried to dislodge him are sending shockwaves throughout Europe - waves that could reach the shores of the U.S. if events continue to unfold in the same direction.
    224. 'Captain Elder Brother' and the Whirlwind Army
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      At 94, a forgotten hero of India’s struggle for freedom returns to the scene of his most daring exploit in the anti-British Raj uprising that saw a parallel government established in Satara, Maharashtra, in 1943.
    225. Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.
    226. Unreliability, Spinelessness of the Western 'Left'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes, and refused to offer their full, unconditional support to those who were putting their lives (and often even the existence of their countries) on the line.
    227. Cold War, today, tomorrow, every day till the end of the world.
      The Anti-Empire Report #145

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The first Cold War performed a lobotomy on Americans, replacing brain matter with anti-communist viral matter, producing more than 70 years of functional national stupidity. For all of you who missed this fun event there's good news: Cold War Two is here, as big and as stupid as ever. Russia and Vladimir Putin are repeatedly, and automatically, blamed for all manner of bad things.
    228. 50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the summer of 1966, hundreds of farm workers in Texas marched from Rio Grande City to Austin -- almost 500 miles over 90 days -- to demand change. They weren’t asking for anything fancy. They wanted better wages, restrooms and uncontaminated water for the people cultivating and picking melons and other crops. Now 50 years later, more than 100 people -- some who were at the original strike in Starr County -- are are marching again.
    229. How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Created by Western governments and popularized by a top PR firm, the White Helmets are saving civilians while lobbying for airstrikes.
    230. Pentagon Spent Over $500 Million Making Fake Al-Qaeda Videos
      Troops Would Litter Videos Around Sites of Raids

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It has already been well-documented that the Pentagon spent a substantial amount of money on propaganda during the occupation of Iraq, running pro-occupation commercials and also covertly getting pro-occupation news stories into the media around the region. It turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. It has now been revealed that there was a third program ongoing, in which a London-based PR agency was paid $540 million to make fake al-Qaeda propaganda videos for Pentagon use.
    231. Propaganda Techniques of Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Washington’s quest for perpetual world power is underwritten by systematic and perpetual propaganda wars. Every major and minor war has been preceded, accompanied and followed by unremitting government propaganda designed to secure public approval, exploit victims, slander critics, dehumanize targeted adversaries and justify its allies’ collaboration. In this paper Petras discusses the most common recent techniques used to support ongoing imperial wars.
    232. A Solution for Kashmir
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What would justice for those suffering under Indian occupation in Kashmir look like?
    233. Hillbilly Elitism
      The American hillbilly isn't suffering from a deficient culture. He's just poor.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is not aimed at that underclass (few books are), but rather a middle- and upper-class readership more than happy to learn that white American poverty has nothing to do with them or with any structural problems in American economy and society and everything to do with poor folks' inherent vices.
    234. Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The recovery of the ecological-materialist foundations of Karl Marx’s thought, as embodied in his theory of metabolic rift, is redefining both Marxism and ecology in our time, reintegrating the critique of capital with critical natural science. Marx's materialist conception of history is inextricably connected to the materialist conception of nature, encompassing not only the critique of political economy, but also the critical appropriation of the natural-scientific revolutions occurring in his day.
    235. Young activist is on the front lines of First Nations' fight against pipelines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Vanessa Gray’s hand shakes as she talks about the prison sentence dangling over her head. The 23-year-old activist says she's "a little scared," but also hopeful she won't be convicted of mischief endangering life when her case goes to trial next year. Crown prosecutors charged Gray and two others last December after they allegedly sabotaged a pipeline in Sarnia.
    236. Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The editorial boards of the US’s four most influential newspapers joined President Barack Obama in opposition to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, a bill that makes suing Saudi Arabia for the 9/11 attacks markedly easier.
    237. The Biggest Heist in Human History
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The only way stimulus can work is if its put where it’s needed. And we can now say with 100 percent certainty, that the Fed’s stimulus wasn’t put where it was needed which is why it hasn’t worked.
    238. Corrupted Science: the DEA and Marijuana
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While I was on my book tour for Jesse Ventura's Marijuana Manifesto, I was shocked to discover how many Americans didn’t know our Founding Fathers grew cannabis.
    239. Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline.
    240. Is renewable energy really environmentally friendly?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Renewable energy sources may have low CO2 emissions at the point of use, but the mines that make the technology possible are often environmentally destructive.
    241. Israel and Academic Freedom: a Closed Book
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It’s not by accident that free speech and association is under attack from coast to coast in ways unseen since the academic purges that targeted largely "radical" Jews of the 1950's brought to us by a guy named McCarthy. He too had this notion that good thought must necessarily adhere to a checklist of sanitized ideas. That safe speech and association demanded a line of logic dictated by the powerful and pervasive.
    242. Thoughtcrimes and Stupidspeak: Our Assault Against Words
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We are tortured with repetitions. How many bloggers do we have in cyberspace, opining in a Duckspeak that gets a Bellyfeel response because those who have an opposing Bellyfeel response listen only to their Duckspeak bloggers. 152 million bloggers as of 2013. 500 million tweets per day. 1.71 billion active users on Facebook. 4 billion YouTube views per day. A Pandora’s Box opened that cannot be closed, perhaps because what cybertech installs can neither be abjured nor rejected. "It's all good" apparently. Perhaps not.
    243. US Propaganda Campaign to Demonize Russia in Full Gear over One-Sided Dutch/Aussie Report on Flight 17 Downing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If the danger of the anti-Putin, anti-Russian disinformation propaganda campaign out of the Pentagon and promoted by the US corporate media weren’t so serious, the effort itself might be laughable.
    244. Digital Disconnect and its adverse impact on how (or whether) we engage with nature
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As the Digital Schoolhouse programme starts a national roll out to schools across the UK, scientists warn that digital disconnect can mean caring less - for each other and the environment.
    245. The Secret Struggle Against Apartheid
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the 1960s, a group of leftists risked everything to revive the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
    246. When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Since 2014, according to official Pentagon figures, the US has carried out 5,337 airstrikes in Syria. Yet the New York Times continues to pretend that the U.S. has not intervened militarily in Syria.
    247. Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts - and May Share Them With Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. But according to a document obtained by The Intercept, your blue-bubbled texts do leave behind a log of which phone numbers you are poised to contact and shares this (and other potentially sensitive metadata) with law enforcement when compelled by court order.
    248. The Politics of Bombing
      Wholesale, Retail, and Improvised

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Bombs, domestic and foreign, are defining the nature of politics in the United States, the European Union and among radical Islamist groups and individuals. The scale and scope of bomb-politics varies with the practitioner. 'Wholesale bombers' are state actors, who engage in large-scale, long-term bombing designed to destroy adversary governments or movements. 'Retail bombers' are groups or individuals engaging in small-scale, sporadic bombings, designed to provoked fear and secure symbolic outcomes. In this paper we will focus on the nature of 'wholesale' and 'retail' bombings, their frequency, political consequences and long-term impact on global political power.
    249. Green by default - how a nudge and wink can save the planet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There's a simple way to induce us to make good environmental choices: make them the default setting. Whether it's selecting double sided photocopies or renewable electricity tariffs, defining easily-overridden 'green defaults' is by far the most efficacious means to influence consumer choices for the environment and the planet.
    250. The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Long before the ancient Celts, Aboriginal Australians were recording vast scores of knowledge to memory and passing it to successive generations. Aboriginal people demonstrate that their oral traditions are not only highly detailed and complex, but they can survive -- accurately -- for thousands, even tens of thousands, of years.
    251. Peaceful warrior: Permaculture visionary Bill Mollison
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Australian educator, author and co-inventor of Permaculture, Bruce Charles 'Bill' Mollison, died on the 24 September 2016 in Sisters Creek, Tasmania. He has been praised across the world for his visionary work, and left behind a global network of 'peaceful warriors' in over 100 countries working tirelessly to fulfill his ambition to build harmony between humanity and Mother Earth.
    252. Draw and you'll go to jail': the fight to save comics from the censor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      From worried parents to policemen with built-in 'Satan detectors', underground comics have never lacked enemies. And for 30 years Neil Gaiman and his friends have fought back in the name of free speech.
    253. Workers in a lean world: unions in the international economy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a comprehensive study of current labour relations worldwide, Kim Moody surveys both sides of the picket lines. A bracing riposte to the conventional wisdom concerning the irresistible power of globalization, Workers in a Lean World is a definitive account of contemporary labour relations on a global scale.
    254. A Walking Tour of New York's Massive Surveillance Network
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      So it felt a bit risky to be climbing up a street pole on Wall Street to closely inspect a microwave radar sensor, or to be lingering under a police camera, pointing and gesturing at the wires and antenna connected to it. Yet it was also entirely appropriate to be doing just that, especially in the company of Ingrid Burrington, author of the new book "Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure," which points out that many of the city's communications and surveillance programs were conceived and funded in response to the attacks.
    255. Anti-Palestine Media Bias Remains Untouchable Even to Canada’s Media Critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A recent Canadaland podcast simultaneously highlighted anti-Palestinian media bias and the fear liberal journalists’ face in discussing one of the foremost social justice issues of our time.
    256. Kingdom of the Unjust
      Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The co-founder of CODEPINK's research on the sinister nature of the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
    257. Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America -- and Being Threatened for It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Students are being threatened with punishment for not participating in rituals surrounding the national anthem or Pledge of Allegiance -- and they are fighting back. Since NFL 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in August to protest oppression of people of colour, many Americans, particularly professional athletes and students, have followed suit. But their constitutional right to engage in such gestures of dissent is not always being respected.
    258. 21st Century Trade Union Conspiracy Trial
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's fitting that the return of the trade union conspiracy trial would take place in Philadelphia, the city of the infamous Philadelphia Cordwainers Trial of 1805, the first known trade union conspiracy case in America.
    259. 21st Century Trade Union Conspiracy Trial
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's fitting that the return of the trade union conspiracy trial would take place in Philadelphia, the city of the infamous Philadelphia Cordwainers Trial of 1805, the first known trade union conspiracy case in America. Beginning with the genesis of the first combinations of wage labourers in eighteenth-century England, trade unionism has been perceived and prosecuted as a conspiracy against private property -- and rightly so. What is a trade union but a permanent conspiracy against private property and the inviolable right to private property? Friedrich Engels designated trade unions as schools of war in The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1845, and the processes underlying workers' control and workers' power made manifest in trade unionism then remain in operation today.
    260. Against the Cultural Turn
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The starting point of this debate is the failure of multiculturalism. It has become fashionable today to criticise multiculturalism. The trouble is, many of the criticisms are as problematic as multiculturalism itself. And I say that as someone who's been a critic of multiculturalism for more than 20 years, from well before it was fashionable to be so.
    261. Unreliable Informants: IP Addresses, Digital Tips and Police Raids
      How Police and Courts are Misusing Unreliable IP Address Information and What They Can Do to Better Verify Electronic Tips

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An explanation of the pitfalls of use of IP addresses as electronic evidence by law enforcement, and how law enforcement and courts can use IP addresses responsibly in criminal investigations with specific suggestions to assist each of them.
    262. What Are We Allowed to Say?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Free speech is an aberration -- it is best to begin by admitting that. In most societies throughout history and in all societies some of the time, censorship has been the means by which a ruling group or a visible majority cleanses the channels of communication to ensure that certain conventional practices will go on operating undisturbed. It is not only traditional cultures that see the point of taboos on speech and expressive action. Even in societies where faith in progress is part of a common creed, censorship is often taken to be a necessary means to effect improvements that will convey a better life to all. Meanwhile, since the fall of Soviet communism, liberal bureaucrats in the North Atlantic democracies have kept busy constructing speech codes and guidelines on civility to soften the impact of unpleasant ideas.
    263. Accept Bill C-242: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture)
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We,The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW), understand that presently Canadian legislation on torture (CC 269.1) only addresses torture inflicted by a State official or someone acting with the consent and acquiescence of such an official. Theref
    264. The Assassination of Orlando Letelier and the Politics of Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In 1976, agents working for the Chilean secret service attached plastic explosives to the bottom of Orlando Letelier's Chevrolet as it sat in the driveway of his family's home in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. There are still many unanswered questions about this time. Exactly how complicit was the U.S. in the overthrow of the Chilean government? Why did the CIA ignore a cable telling it that Chile's agents were heading to the U.S.? Why did Henry Kissinger, then Secretary of State, cancel a warning to Chile not to kill its overseas opponents just five days before Letelier was murdered?
    265. Evidence FBI Gathered While Running Porn Site Thrown Out Again
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For the third time, a federal judge has ruled that a mass hack by the FBI - which ensnared thousands of computers based on only one warrant - was illegal. Like the previous ones, the decision was based on a jurisdictional technicality: Rule 41 of criminal procedure holds that magistrate judges can only authorize searches inside their jurisdiction - meaning a judge in one district cannot authorize a search in a different geographical location. The hack in question was part of an investigation into a child pornography website called Playpen. Playpen was hosted on the dark web, meaning that users could only access it through a service that concealed their IP address, making it impossible for the FBI to tell who was accessing the site and downloading child pornography.
    266. Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Even today, in more than a few countries, food is the organising principle behind the main challengers of existing power structures. In El Salvador, the National Coordinator of its Organic Agriculture Movement is Miguel Ramirez who recently explained: We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers’ social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers.
    267. Responsible advertisers must boycott climate-sceptic Mail, Sun, Times, Telegraph, Express
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A handful of right wing media billionnaires have been using their newspapers as propaganda rags to attack climate science and oppose climate action, writes Donnachadh McCarthy. Yet even 'climate leader' companies like M&S are fuelling their profits by advertising with them. Now a new #Deadvertisment campaign is demanding them to stop, right now.
    268. World's oldest library reopens in Fez: 'You can hurt us, but you can't hurt the books'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      After years of restoration, the ninth-century Qarawiyyin library in north-eastern Morocco is finally set to reopen – with strict security and a new underground canal system to protect its most prized manuscripts
    269. New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Oliver Stone's latest film, "Snowden," bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the global extent of U.S. surveillance capabilities.
    270. Who is appropriating what?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last week the novelist Lionel Shriver gave the keynote address at the Brisbane Writers Festival. It did not go well. She addressed the question of 'Fiction and identity politics' (apparently the organizers had originally asked her to talk about 'community and belonging', but she had submitted to them a different topic), providing a robust critique of identity politics and of the idea of ‘cultural appropriation’.
    271. Black Ops Advertising
      Native Ads, Content Marketing, and the Covert World of the Digital Sell

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of "sponsored content," a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising -- all under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers "engage" with us so that we share, share, SHARE -- the ultimate subtle sell.
    272. The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Every four years, tempers are tested and marriages fray as Americans head to the polls to cast their votes. But does anyone really care what we think? Has our vaunted political system become one big, expensive, painfully scriped reality TV show? In this cringe-inducing expose of the sins and excesses of Beltwayland, a longtime Republican party insider argues that we have become an oligarchy in form if not in name.
    273. I Was a CIA Whistleblower. Now I’m a Black Inmate. Here’'s How I See American Racism.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      From the moment I crossed the threshold from freedom to incarceration because I was charged with, and a jury convicted me of, leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter, I needed no reminder that I was no longer an individual. Prison, with its "one size fits all" structure, is not set up to recognize a person's worth; the emphasis is removal and categorization. Inmates are not people; we are our offenses. In this particular prison where I live, there are S-Os (sex offenders), Cho-Mos (child molesters), and gun and drug offenders, among others. Considering the charges and conviction that brought me here, I'm not exactly sure to which category I belong. No matter. There is an overriding category to which I do belong, and it is this prison reality that I sadly "compare unto the world": I'm not just an inmate, I'm a black inmate.
    274. Menwith Menace: Britain's Complicity In Saudi Arabia's Terror Campaign Against Yemen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 'mainstream' Western media is, almost by definition, the last place to consult for honest reporting of Western crimes. Consider the appalling case of Yemen which is consumed by war and an ongoing humanitarian catastrophe. Since March 2015, a 'coalition' of Sunni Arab states led by Saudi Arabia, and supported by the US, Britain and France, has been dropping bombs on neighbouring Yemen. The scale of the bombing is indicated in a recent article by Felicity Arbuthnot - in one year, 330,000 homes, 648 mosques, 630 schools and institutes, and 250 health facilities were destroyed or damaged.
    275. Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last week, a major censorship controversy erupted when Facebook began deleting all posts containing the iconic photograph of the Vietnamese "Napalm Girl" on the ground that it violated the company's ban on "child nudity." Facebook even deleted a post from the prime minister of Norway, who posted the photograph in protest of the censorship. As outrage spread, Facebook ultimately reversed itself - acknowledging "the history and global importance of this image in documenting a particular moment in time" - but this episode illustrated many of the dangers I've previously highlighted in having private tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google become the arbiters of what we can and cannot see.
      Having just resolved that censorship effort, Facebook seems to be vigorously courting another. The Associated Press reports today from Jerusalem that the Israeli government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.
    276. How Israel aims to redefine 'ethnic cleansing'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say.
    277. Long-Secret Stingray Manuals Detail How Police Can Spy on Phones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Harris Corp.'s Stingray surveillance device has been one of the most closely guarded secrets in law enforcement for more than 15 years. The company and its police clients across the United States have fought to keep information about the mobile phone-monitoring boxes from the public against which they are used. The Intercept has obtained several Harris instruction manuals spanning roughly 200 pages and meticulously detailing how to create a cellular surveillance dragnet.
    278. Don't believe the rumours. Universal Grammar is alive and well.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to a recent article in Scientific American, however, the community I just described doesn’t exist, and maybe couldn’t possibly exist in linguistics today, because the kind of work that I just described has long since shown the Universal Grammar hypothesis (UG) to be flat-out wrong. But such a community does exist.
    279. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
      Back to School

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
    280. Containing the United States
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With Hillary Clinton about to be elected and some advanced cadres of the war party preparing to take charge, who is going to contain the United States? The U.S. political system has failed its populace and the world and has imposed no brakes on the war machine. The UN and EU are still too much under the U.S. thumb. Russia and China are too weak and with too flimsy an alliance system to threaten U.S. hegemony and do more than make direct U.S. aggression against themselves very costly.
    281. Bata’s footprint in Africa: The dark story of Canadian shoe giant
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Toronto-based shoemaker took advantage of European colonialism to rapidly set up across the continent, squeezing out local footwear producers, working with apartheid South Africa and even reaching out to Uganda’s Idi Amin.
    282. No way to remember anything
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An analysis of the 2011 Egyptian revolution reproduces the same mistakes on the left that led to the revolution’s defeat in 2013.
    283. Another Response to May '68 Revisited
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The significance of the May Events is not to be found in the question of state power. Like other recent movements such as Occupy, it changed the discourse in the public sphere. May 68 changed people's expectations in their social life and their utopian hopes.
    284. Between Rage and Terror
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the nature of comteporary terror.
    285. Beyond Bernie: The Hidden Potential of Progressive Third Parties
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What Bernie no longer articulates, and what relatively few of his new fans may realize, is that left third parties can be effective. Resisting the two-party system, even against the so-called odds, is not futile or irrational. Contrary to popular myth, it is a proven and still relevant method for advancing progressive change in the United States.
    286. Checking Out
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In mid-June of 2016, tension between workers and their boss in a small New York City retail shop reached the boiling point. The result was chaos for a hated overseer, and the sweet aftertaste of an assertion of people power all too rare in their line of work.
    287. Good nutrition begins in healthy soils
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There's no such thing as 'healthy food' if it's not produced by sustainable farming systems on living soils, Patrick Holden told the recent 'Food: The Forgotten Medicine' conference. But after 70 years of industrial farming, there's a huge job to be done to restore our depleted soils and the impoverished genetic diversity of our seeds and crops.
    288. UK police will soon start bagging people's heads during arrests
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Metropolitan Police officers will soon be able to use specially designed bags, known as spit hoods, to cover suspects’ heads during arrests and in police stations. The mesh bags are used to restrain suspects and protect the police from those who might try to bite or spit at them. The Met insists the hoods prevents exposure to diseases and serious infection.
    289. What's Class Got to Do With It?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unsettled by Donald Trump's bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in the experience and behaviour of the white-working class, the bedrock of Trump support.
    290. Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Iowans protest the Bakken pipeline, fighting against Big Carbon and 21st century petro-capitalism.
    291. Public Relations Firm Claims to Have Ghost Written Thousands of Op-Eds in Major U.S. Newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Laura Bentz of Keybridge Communications describes her company as "a boutique PR firm -- founded by a former writer for the Wall Street Journal -- that specializes in writing and placing op-eds. With some of the country's most influential trade groups and global corporations as clients, we run many of the major op-ed campaigns in the U.S. We place roughly 3,000 op-eds per year."
    292. Abortion Victory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On June 27, 2016 the U.S. Supreme Court, in Whole Women's Health vs. Hellerstedt, not only struck down key provisions of a 2013 Texas law restricting abortion, but also set a standard by which similar legislation can be measured.
    293. BLM Movement Grows Stronger
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The vanguard leadership of the young women who started the Black Lives Movement with the #Blacklivesmatter on Twitter, after the killings of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Michael Brown in Missouri, continues to advance and has led to similar formations in other countries.
    294. China's Climate of Repression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With secret trials and lengthy prison sentences imposed on human rights lawyers after forced and humiliating "confessions," the abduction of Hong Kong booksellers under circumstances that remain obscure, and new legislation that sharply restricts the work of independent organizations, the climate of repression in China is clearly sharpening.
    295. Detroit's Tax Foreclosure Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Given the history of housing discrimination in Metro Detroit over the last 100 years, it is hardly surprising that the illegal over-assessments of property values has a greater impact on African-American homeowners.
    296. A Giant, Flushing Sound
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The editors discuss the anti-TPP rhetoric of Sanders, Trump, and Clinton, as well as the pro-TPP positions of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
    297. The Living Legacy of Cornel West
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To some of his critics, West is a bitter intellectual prizefighter past his prime who feels the need to broadcast his paroxysms of rage over feeling snubbed by Obama.
    298. Memorial Essay: Benedict Anderson
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The reception of Imagined Communities took its author by surprise. Anderson was like a person who posts a home video online and then discovers the next morning that she is an international celebrity.
    299. The Queer Movement Today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A year after marriage equality was legalized nationwide in the United States, and two months since the June 12, 2016 massacre at a gay club in Orlando, the LGBT movement confronts a contradictory future.
    300. The RNC Comes and Goes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Throughout the week, journalists got plenty of newsworthy stories, from Melania Trump's plagiarism of Michelle Obama’s speech to the arrests of 18 protestors at Public Square.
    301. Socialists Discuss During the DNC
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the steamy evening of July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia a raucous audience of close to 800 gathered to discuss electoral politics and movement-building. This was day three of Socialist Convergence, organized by a coalition of left organizations to create a socialist presence during the Democratic National Convention.
    302. Victory in Shutting Down Oakland Coal Port
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On July 19, 2016, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to turn down the application for export of coal to Asia through a bulk commodities terminal under construction at the city's port.
    303. War Against the Kurds Renewed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For show, Erdogan's airforce carried out a few symbolic raids against ISIS, but in reality the aerial offensive was against the Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.
    304. Was Brexit a Working-Class Revolt?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The malevelant genius of the Leave campaign was that it managed to go one step further and direct the anger of many previous working-class targets of derision at the even more vulnerable immigrants.
    305. Where Did Our Red Love Go?
      Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Paula Rabinowitz's, Ruth Barraclough's, and Heather Bowen-Struyk's Red Love Across the Pacific: Political and Sexual Revolutions of the Twentieth Century.
    306. Why "Lesser Evilism" Is A Loser
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Interview with Jill Stein, the 2016 presidential candidate of the Green Party.
    307. Workers of the World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Trade unionists in the 1920s didn't have much reason for optimism. Labour membership, which had shot upwards amid postwar unrest, crested and then plunged. A decade later, strikes were blocking production across the country, and union density was skyrocketing.
      After years of malaise in the labor movement, is a similar upsurge possible today?
    308. The Thiaroye massacre, 1944
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A short history of the mass killing of black soldiers in the Free French Forces who were protesting against non-payment of wages towards the end of World War II.
    309. Authors, Can You Afford to Produce an Audiobook?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Karen Commins, a professional audiobook narrator,gives tips to authors who want to produce audiobooks.
    310. A Different Kind of Safe Space
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Words are dangerous, but not as dangerous as efforts to suppress them, be it by government or dean -- and certainly not as insidious as self-censorship.
    311. Ideas for the Struggle: required reading for activists in these challenging times
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Arguing why the ideas presented in Marta Harnecker's collection of essays, 'Ideas for the Struggle', are essential and important for present-day activists and organizers.
    312. How could our country lie so completely?
      Meet the North Korean defectors

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describing the efforts of North Korean defectors engaing in a propaganda to inspire others to flee the country.
    313. Australia: 1966 Aboriginal Stockmen's Strike
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the courageous Aboriginal stockmen's strike at the Wave Hill cattle station in the Northern Territory (NT). On 23 August 1966, head stockman Vincent Lingiari led 200 workers out on strike against the appalling conditions under which they were forced to live and work. They walked off with their families to a nearby welfare settlement and later set up camp at Daguragu (also known as Wattie Creek). This strike by Aboriginal workers for equal pay and conditions, and protesting the abusive treatment of Aboriginal women, provided an opportunity for class-struggle unity between Indigenous and white workers.
    314. Could urban farming provide a much-needed oasis in the Tulsa food desert?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Oklahoma is one of the most food insecure states in the US, where families struggle to buy enough healthy food. Locals are trying to ease poverty with community farming, but face difficulty in a city with a complex racial history
    315. Echoes From the Past: Creating the Underclass
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Kenan Malik explores the late twentieth century 'underclass' debate, and what it tells us about the changing character of the perceptions of race and class.
    316. Genocide in Plain Sight: Shooting Bushmen From Helicopters in Botswana
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a healthy democracy, people are not shot at from helicopters for collecting food. They are not arrested, stripped bare and beaten while in custody without facing trial. Nor are people banned from their legitimate livelihoods, or persecuted on false pretenses. Sadly in Botswana, southern Africa's much-vaunted ‘beacon of democracy', all of this took place late last month in an incident which has been criminally under-reported. Nine Bushmen were later arrested and subsequently stripped naked and beaten while in custody.
    317. How Not To Fund Infrastructure
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Recycling is supposed to be a good thing, so when the federal Liberals quietly announced that "asset recycling" would be part of their strategy for meeting their much-ballyhooed infrastructure promises, not many eyebrows were raised. They should have been. Asset recycling is an obscure code word for selling our public goods for private profit. It's privatization by another name.
      Don't have the taxes to pay for new buses? It's okay, you can sell your electricity utility to pay for them instead. In fact, this is precisely what the Ontario Liberal government is doing. Already 30 per cent of the profitable Hydro One have been sold and another 30 per cent will be sold before 2018. A public Hydro One could more directly fight climate change, lower energy costs for the poor or work with First Nations on whose lands generation often happens. A private Hydro becomes an instrument for profit first with other goals secondary.
      What the Liberals have started in Ontario will soon be rolled out across Canada. Here are the problems with these schemes.
    318. How to spot hazardous 'rip currents' at the beach -- before you get in the water
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Five men tragically died this week at Camber Sands in East Sussex, making holiday makers are increasingly fearful of the dangers of sea bathing. One of the biggest dangers comes from so-called 'rip tides' which carry swimmers out to sea on fast-moving 'rivers' of water, writes MARTIN AUSTIN. So here's how to recognise the dangers - before you even get in the water.
    319. India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
    320. The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canaan Fiar Trade, a co-operative farming project with a model of self-sufficiency and dignity, has grown rapidly, and now assists some 2000 small-hold farmers in the West Bank, but it still receives little more than ambivalent support from the compromised Palestinian national leadership.
    321. Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describes how the Greek goverment is forced to extract income and wealth from its workers and small businesses resulting in a new form of financial imperialism that smaller states and economies, planning to join larger free trade zones and 'currency unions' should avoid at all cost.
    322. Israel armed Argentina to deadly effect during Falklands War, secret files show
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Newly released documents suggest the supply of arms and military equipment from Israel to Argentina may have been fuelled by an old hatred of the British harboured by then Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin -- himself a former Irgun terrorist who fought against British troops in Palestine. Israeli exports included Skyhawk jets that were responsible for bombing and sinking the RFA Sir Galahad, a troop ship, leaving 48 dead and numerous horrific injuries.
    323. Provoking Nuclear War by Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The exoneration of a man accused of the worst of crimes, genocide, made no headlines. Neither the BBC nor CNN covered it. The Guardian allowed a brief commentary. Such a rare official admission was buried or suppressed, understandably. It would explain too much about how the rulers of the world rule.
    324. US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
      Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that people are really starting to ask what happened to the 1.45 million guns shipped into those countries.
    325. Fear of the light: why we need darkness
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Light pollution conceals true darkness from 80% of Europe and North America. What do we lose when we can no longer see the stars?
    326. Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A recent court ruling sanctioned the move of a rare archaeological library from East to West Jerusalem.
    327. The vanguard of India's assertive patriotism is a 3 million-member student group
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In India rightwing group combs campuses to weed out voices critical of state.
    328. The Working Class: Saskatchewan's Political Orphan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We all suffer from the absence of working class politics. We are smothered in the business-oriented, neoliberal 'consensus' instructing us to reconcile ourselves to 'the new reality' -- rollbacks in social welfare and universal publicly funded programs; huge tax cuts to business and the rich, driving up public debt and enriching finance capitalism; an end to secure employment and guaranteed benefits; surrendering our dreams of home ownership unless we are prepared to accept a lifetime of debt enslavement; a future of uncertainty and endless personal struggle to sustain ourselves and our children. Flippant commentators now tell us the proletariat has been replaced by 'the precariat', and this will define the future of this new capitalism.
    329. Charter Schools Increase Fraud, Corruption, Chaos, and Anarchy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Charter schools, which barely make up seven percent of U.S. schools, are often accused of taking all the antisocial, antipublic, and antipeople practices of medieval autocrats and opportunuties to new extremes. Shawgi Tell looks into the issue of privatization of education that will intensify in the months ahead.
    330. The Perilous Lure of the Underground Railroad
      Hardly anyone used it, but it provides us with moral comfort-and white heroes.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Underground Railroad entered our collective imagination in the eighteen-forties, and it has since been a mainstay of both national history and local lore. But in the past decade or so it has surged into "the popular literature of this nation" -- and the popular everything else, too.
    331. Arctic Death Rattle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The warming of the Arctic negatively affects the entire Northern Hemisphere by altering jet streams at 30,000-40,000 feet altitude, which turns normal weather patterns upside down, wreaking havoc throughout the hemisphere. Even more significantly, loss of Arctic ice exposes the planet to risks of a crushing blow to the planetary ecosystem, without warning.
    332. Western Propaganda: So Simple But So Effective
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Western propaganda is actually a perfect apparatus! It is effective and it is almost fully 'bulletproof'. It 'works'!
    333. An Activist Actor's Climate Group Is Moving Rapid Grassroots Grants
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Mark Ruffalo's the Solutions Project has quickly grown into a legit national clean energy campaign, and in the past year, a grantmaker. It continues to impress with its new plan to deploy nimble community-based grants.
    334. Crimea, Georgia and the New Olympic Sport: Russia Bashing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    335. Sarah Schulman's 'Conflict is not Abuse' is Essential Reading For Activist Communities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In her 18th book, writer and Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY Staten Island Sarah Schulman takes on the weighty topic of interpersonal conflict, abusive behavior, the "overstatement of harm," and how the continued mistaking of conflict for abuse leads to unnecessary escalation of various problems -- often leading to cruel acts of isolation, shunning, scapegoating, and other manifestations of in-group bullying that are used to justify keeping certain people out of families, circles of friends, affinity groups, and activist communities.
    336. Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone -- police did
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A Reader investigation found ten cases since 2011 where police killed a civilian in Chicago and charged an accomplice with the murder.
    337. Echoes From the Past: the Racial View of Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How the Victorian elite saw class in racial terms. Malik challenges conventional ways of thinking about the historical roots of racial ideas, and demonstrates how much of racial thinking originated not in the context of perceptions of non-Europeans but to a large extent at home out of the relationship between the elite and the masses. And that is what makes this material important in thinking about contemporary discussions of the working class. Today, elite views of the working class are rarely racialized, at least in an overt fashion. Yet, many of the themes, especially about the character of the 'unrespectable' working class, remain, though they necessarily have to be expressed in a different language. What is of interest here is to understand what has changed as well as what remains the same in thinking about democracy and the working class.
    338. The Tragic Transgender Contagion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Anguished parents note that entire peer groups seem determined to 'transition' together.
    339. Western Media Responds to Latest Ukrainian Sabotage of Crimea
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the country and its economy are hopelessly mired in corruption.
    340. Climate justice and the prospect of power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A balance sheet of the movement to block the cross-Toronto 'Line 9' pipeline project. With notes on the meaning of "climate justice" and the relationship of socialism to social movements.
    341. Lost cities #7: how Nasa technology uncovered the 'megacity' of Angkor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Recent laser surveys have revealed traces of a vast urban settlement, comparable in size to Los Angeles, around the temples of Angkor in the Cambodian jungle. The ancient Khmer capital was never lost … it just got a bit overgrown.
    342. Election Meddling
      Bad if Done to USA, Bad to Complain About if Done by USA

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describing the contradictions in media coverage of, and attitudes toward, outside meddling in US elections versus US interference in foreign elections.
    343. Lost cities #6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ancient Egypt's gateway to the Mediterranean – submerged and buried under layers of sand – is an eerie reminder of how vulnerable cities are to nature's forces. Thonis-Heracleion is returning to the surface once again.
    344. Echoes From the Past: Fear of the Masses
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    345. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
      Sports and Politics

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
    346. Royal greed and oppression sold as culture in Swaziland
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Swaziland’s King Mswati III passes suppression, unaccountability and royal opulent spending in the face of drought, starvation and poverty, as traditionally "Swazi" values. Sonkhe Dube, a young exiled activist, begs to differ.
    347. Killer Instincts: When Police Become Judge, Jury and Executioner
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Those responsible for this policing crisis are none other than the police unions that are helping police officers evade accountability for wrongdoing; the police academies that are teaching police officers that their lives are more valuable than the lives of those they serve; a corporate military sector that is making a killing by selling military-grade weapons, equipment, technology and tactical training to domestic police agencies; a political establishment that is dependent on campaign support and funding from the powerful police unions; and a police state that is transforming police officers into extensions of the military in order to extend its reach and power.
    348. The Nauru files
      Cache of 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in Australian offshore detention

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describing the traumatic conditions in the Nauru asylum camp as revealed by internal reports.
    349. Why America's Judges Should be Chosen by Citizen Juries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Judges should not be chosen by popular vote, nor by politicians. Both approaches are undemocratic and deeply flawed, perhaps even absurd, despite the fact that the former is in widespread use at the state level, and the latter has always been used at the federal level (in the form of appointment by the President and confirmation by the Senate). A far better option is for judges to be chosen by juries drawn from the public by random selection.
    350. Delta says 740 flights cancelled after worldwide system outage
      Flights already en route operating normally, U.S. airline says

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Delta Air Lines says it has cancelled 740 flights after a power outage that began overnight knocked out its computer systems and operations worldwide.
    351. Former Fox boss Roger Ailes spent millions on ‘Black Room’ op to smear journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Roger Ailes, the former CEO and co-founder of the conservative TV network who resigned last month after several sexual harassment allegations, now faces accusations of spending millions of Rupert Murdoch's money to set up a 'Black Room' and take down his enemies, both personal and political. The network’s $1 billion profits were also used to settle lawsuits brought by its employees. Fox executives have since discovered that Ailes used his budget to target journalists reporting negatively about him, according to New York Magazine.
    352. Exhuming history: censored Jewish text brought to light by Library and Archives Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Words that were once lost to history have been brought into the light by book conservationists at Library and Archives Canada. The 16th-century collection of sermons were by a rabbi and philosopher who sought to keep the faith alive during a dark era of persecution and censorship, when Jews were facing possible expulsion from their homes if they did not convert to Christianity.
    353. France's National Front Draws Strength From Brexit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The party has long shrouded racism in the language of "self-determination" -- now, they feel vindicated.
    354. Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed in Iraq, conveniently filled the role for Hillary Clinton and the Neoliberals. At the Republican National Convention, Patricia Smith gladly took the stage for the Neofascists and talked about the death of her son and the non-scandal that is, Benghazi. In the meantime, anyone who opposes U.S. Empire is shit-out-of-luck when it comes to presidential elections and the two major parties. Here, we should commend Gary Johnson and Jill Stein for remaining principled in their views surrounding foreign policy, militarism, torture and surveillance. They’re the last of a dying breed.
    355. The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.
    356. Tharparkar: Pakistan's ongoing catastrophe
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than 1,500 children under the age of five have died in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan's Sindh province since 2011. Each year, as the death toll climbs, reports are sought, commissions created and emergency plans announced by the provincial government. But none of these seem able to stop the recurring problems plaguing this vast 20,000sq km district.
    357. Is this Europe's best secret museum?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a small German town, a museum dedicated to life in the GDR – with everything from crank-handled calculators to Communist doilies – exists, virtually undiscovered, in one man's attic.
    358. My Mother, Stopped for Driving While Black
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When the police pulled their guns on my mother, I reached for my phone and told her to be calm and do as they say. My parents and I had just been swarmed by police cars, sirens blaring, as we drove on I-64 through Virginia. Shock and fear consumed my family as we came to a stop and were ordered out of the vehicle at gun point. A third car even showed up to stop traffic. The officers then arrested my mother without any explanation. I felt helpless.
    359. Files linking Britain to Israel's nuclear weapons go missing from National Archives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Official documents on Britain's relationship with Israel, including papers on "military and nuclear collaboration" in the 1970s, have disappeared from the National Archives in the last four years.
    360. Our 10 pledges to rebuild and transform Britain
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Jeremy Corbyn - 10 Pledges to Rebuild and Transforme Britain: Full employment and an economy that works for all; A secure homes guarantee; Security at work; Secure our NHS and social care; A national education service, open to all; Action to secure our environment; Put the public back into our economy and services; Cut income and wealth inequality; Action to secure an equal society; Peace and justic at the heart of foreign policy.
    361. Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives, even at a time when city planners are suggesting reducing or even eliminating car use in cities.The article looks into the benefits of the new technologies, as well as benefits of public transit.
    362. Milosevic exonerated, as the NATO war machine moves on
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When Slobodan Milosevic, the former Present of Yugoslavia, was put on trial in 2002 for alleged war crimes, the Western mainstream media went into full hue-and-cry mode in denouncing the man they called "The Butcher of the Balkans." Milosevic's guilt was taken as a given. Anyone who dared to challenge the NATO line was labeled a Milosevic apologist, or a genocide denier, Now, fourteen years later, and ten years after Milosevic died in a prison cell in The Hague without ever having been convicted of anything, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has quietly issued a report which states that, er, well actually, Milosevic was not guilty. That piece of news has been met with complete silence in the same media that trumpted Milosevic's guilt.
    363. The New York Times Outrage at Trumps Refusal to Demonize Russia
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Donald Trump is criticized by the American media for behaving in a diplomatic manner towards Russia, as opposed to vilifying Russia.
    364. Brazen, extortionate: Photographer sues Getty Images for $1bn after copyright claim on her work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Photographer Carol M. Highsmith is suing Getty Images for $1 billion in damages for using her images after she was slapped with a lawsuit from a company which screamed infringement after she published one of her own photos on her website. It turns out Highsmith had no idea Getty was making any money off of her 18,755 photos, which, as she specified on her website, were donated "copyright-free" to the US Library of Congress. This means they were to be available to the public freely.
    365. The doctor who is besting big tobacco
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When Dr Bronwyn King discovered her pension fund was investing in the cigarette companies that were killing her cancer patients, she was staggered. And she knew she had to act
    366. Political correctness demands diversity in everything but thought
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For 50 years I've been painstakingly cataloguing the brutal militarism and human-rights violations of US foreign policy, building up in the process a very loyal audience. To my great surprise, when I recently wrote about the brutal militarism and human-rights violations of the Islamic State, I received more criticism from my readers than I've gotten for anything I've ever written. Dozens of them asked to be removed from my mailing list, as many as I'd normally get in a full year. Others were convinced that it couldn’t actually be me who was the author of such words, that I must have been hacked. Some wondered whether my recent illness had affected my mind. Literally! And almost all of the Internet magazines which regularly print me did not do so with this article.
    367. Radical Ambition: A Portrait of the Toronto New Left, 1958-1985
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Phd thesis.
    368. America's hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US' hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories.
    369. How to Understand Someone With Chronic Pain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Chronic pain is pain that continues for weeks, months and even years. The experience of acute pain is the nervous system’s natural response to possible injury. With chronic pain, however, pain signals continue abnormally. This can be both distressing and exhausting for chronic pain sufferers. In some cases of chronic pain, there was an injury, illness or infection that first caused the pain. In other people, though, chronic pain appears and continues without a history of these events. To understand chronic pain sufferers, you should learn about chronic pain, be supportive and know what to say and what not to.
    370. Russia misses out while former drug cheats take their place in Rio
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While Russia’s track and field team, including athletes with no doping history, sit out the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there's a host of athletes who will be allowed to compete in Brazil despite having had their own issues with banned substances. In addition to International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to ban entire Russian track and field team from Rio Olympics (with only one exclusion – the long-jumper Darya Klishina, who lives and trains in USA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stated that Russian athletes with any doping history will not be allowed to compete in Rio, even if they have served a penalty. Here's a look at some of the drug-tainted athletes from other countries, who meanwhile will be able to take their place in Rio.
    371. Sources HotLink - July 30, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue centres around the theme of injustice. The injustice of mass murder in Nice, France, the injustice of police violence against African Americans and the injustice of imprisoning those who stand up to police violence. Around the world, we look at Oligarchs who have the power to not only control the world’s money but also the world’s information.
      Media professionals get old school with newspaper advertisements and interviews. Film buffs learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and bookworms learn about American elections.
    372. European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
    373. Breedlove Network Sought Weapons Deliveries for Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Working with dubious sourcing, a group close to NATO's chief military commander Philip Breedlove sought to secure weapons deliveries for Ukraine, a trove of newly released emails revealed. The efforts served to intensify the conflict between the West and Russia.
    374. Brexit: the British Working Class has Just Yawned Awake
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The referendum has engaged all kinds of people who were politically indifferent 6 months ago.
    375. Civil unrest leads to media crackdown in Kashmir, India
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliates the Indian Journalists' Union (IJU) in strongly condemning the ongoing media crackdown by the state in Jammu and Kashmir, in north-western India.
    376. EFF Lawsuit Takes on DMCA Section 1201: Research and Technology Restrictions Violate the First Amendment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has sued the U.S. government on behalf of technology creators and researchers to overturn onerous provisions of copyright law that violate the First Amendment.
    377. Online crackdown sees online sites shut down en-masse in China
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticises the recent crackdown by the Cyberspace Administration of China on online media, with several online outlets shut down. The IFJ demands an immediate investigation into the actions
    378. Professor Homa Hoodfar -- detained in Iran
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the arrest in Iran of renowned anthropologist and Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar.
    379. The Real Secret of the South China Sea
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The South China Sea is the ultimate geopolitical flashpoint of the 21st century. The future of Asia is at stake.
    380. Turkey: EU must hold Turkish President accountable for press freedom violations
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As arrests of journalists and media closure continue the International and the European Federation of Journalists (IFJ/EFJ) call on the European Union to take additional steps to hold Turkish president Erdogan accountable for press freedom breaches
    381. Turkey: Press Freedom in the grip of major crackdown following failed coup
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An ongoing crackdown on the media in Turkey has led to the arrests of more journalists and raids on their homes. The International and the European Federation of journalists (IFJ/EFJ) today denounced the deterioration of democratic rule
    382. Ban of Russian Olympic Team: Cold War at its "Best"!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The West is using both old and new tactics to demonize and discredit all of its opponents, in what is becoming a new Cold War.
    383. Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards
      Some low-end wireless keyboards send keystrokes to your computer completely unencrypted, say researchers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away. According to Bastille, an Atlanta-based research team, eight wireless keyboards made by companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Radio Shack and Toshiba send keystroke data from the board to the USB dongle that connects to your computer without the encryption needed to mask what someone is typing.
    384. In Solidarity with Imprisoned Poet, Ashraf Fayadh
      Sentenced to death on charges of apostasy and promoting atheism, Ashraf had his sentence reduced to eight years and 800 lashes

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Countless people, including the poet Ashraf Fayadh, are imprisoned because of things they wrote.
    385. Smartphone addiction is part of the design
      The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examining the methods by which smartphone apps are created to demand constant, repeated attention, and offers a proposal to promote apps which avoid these pitfalls and promote better use of user's time.
    386. TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Looks into the impact that the TTIP papers will have on the fossil fuel industry and Climate Action.
    387. Climate Migrants Lead Mass Migration to India's Cities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      South Asia will be severely impacted by climate change and cause challenges that the government must resolve.
    388. Forests and Crops Make Friendly Neighbors in Costa Rica
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The ways to better agricultural development is to promote co-existence of farming and forestry, and encourage farmers to be productive and competitive.
    389. The Importance of Making Trouble: In conversation with Frances Fox Piven
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Coversation with Frances Fox Piven, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the City of University of New York Graduate Centre and the past president of the American Sociological Association, about the importnace of social movements and upcoming 2016 US election.
    390. The Scourge of Youth Detention
      The Northern Territory, Torture, and Australia’s Detention Disease

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Australia tolerates gulags that house intrepid asylum seekers, and other similarly deemed undesirables.
    391. US must stop playing with nuclear hellfire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The chances of nuclear destruction are higher than in the Cold War due to recent US foreign policy actions, including the positioning of armed forces positioned on Russia's borders.
    392. Erdogan is Strengthened by the Failed Coup, But Turkey is the Loser
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Looks into the impact of the recent (2016) coup attempt in Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's counter-coup.
    393. FSNL, 1979 and today: Nicaragua's compromised revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Sandinista revolution happened over 30 years ago, but FSLN has completely altered within the past few years to a neoliberal organization.
    394. Guardian tries to silence Democrat Leak Scandal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Democratic National Convention had their emails leaked which proved their attempt at swinging the vote for Hillary Clinton. The Guardian newspaper seems to show bias for Hillary Clinton in their response.
    395. Millions of people yearning for a "Brexit" from destructive trade deals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While the votes for Brexit, and the support for Trump, may not always choose the best political framing, politicians and elites would be arrogant to dismiss the widespread discontent with the status quo.
    396. Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
    397. The Political Is Political: In Conversation With Yasmin Nair
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An activist and writer based in Chicago, Nair is one of the founders of Against Equality, a group that was born in 2009, initially as an online archive of pieces that were critical of the gay-marriage movement and mainstream gay politics.
    398. Workers and Climate Change: July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Workers and Climate Change is the focus of the July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter.
    399. Neoliberalism Is a Political Project
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      David Harvey gives his views on what neoliberalism is, how it unfolds, and what resistance to it looks like.
    400. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
      Workers and Climate Change

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
      Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
    401. Extinction
      A Radical History

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some thousands of years ago, the world was home to an immense variety of large mammals. From wooly mammoths and saber-toothed tigers to giant ground sloths and armadillos the size of automobiles, these spectacular creatures roamed freely. Then human beings arrived. Devouring their way down the food chain as they spread across the planet, they began a process of voracious extinction that has continued to the present. This relentless extinction, Ashley Dawson contends in a primer that combines vast scope with elegant precision, is the product of a global attack on the commons, the great trove of air, water, plants and creatures, as well as collectively created cultural forms such as language, that have been regarded traditionally as the inheritance of humanity as a whole.
    402. Political Correctness: Handle with Care
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Racial, gender, and ethnic diversity matters, of course, but political correctness (PC) tied to bourgeois identity politics can be deadly to left thinkers and activists and to the causes of peace and social justice.
    403. Race and class in the United States: J. Sakai and the politics of revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Doug Greene offers a critique of J. Sakai's 1989 work, Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat.
    404. Social Media for Academics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An introduction to Mark Carrigan’s how-to guide, Social Media for Academics, with its lessons on how to be aware of your audience.
    405. Why Black Lives Matters Is Taking on Police Unions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Black Lives Matter argues that the police associations have to be challenged head-on because of their power in preventing change.
    406. Why Corbyn so terrifies the liberal elite
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Most Labour MPs would rather destroy their own party than let Jeremy Corbyn and his backers make it fit for its 21st century purpose.
    407. Before the parade
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Halifax's first generation of gay and lesbian elders forged a rainbow path that LGBTQIA and Two-Spirited activists continue to march down today.
    408. Former Cleanup Workers Blame Illnesses on Toxic Coal Ash Exposures
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There have been numerous cases of workers getting sick after exposure to ash.
    409. Interactive map of Latino urban riots and social unrest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A map that displays Latino riots in the United States from 1964 to 2016.
    410. Charting Environmental Conflict - The Atlas of Environmental Justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Another tool supporting the growing movement and better global awareness is the Atlas of Environmental Justice. The EJAtlas is packed with qualitative information about almost 1800 environmental conflicts.
    411. Turkey: A War of Two Coups
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On 15 July 2016 a huge section of the Turkish armed forces attempted to take power from the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP, came very close to its objective, but was ultimately defeated. This article examines the causes of the failed coup and its social and political effects on the Turkish society from a Marxist perpective.
    412. Full of holes
      Why Australia's mining boom will leave permanent scars

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describing the environmental impact following the end of Australia's coal boom.
    413. Green transformation is a political project, not an economic one
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There is a need for public policy in order for green initiatives to be tangiblem in-depth projects.
    414. In the US, money talks when it comes to Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Investigates the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates and their allegiance to Israel.
    415. The Attempts to disappear Garifuna people
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Development projects pushed by the government in the Atlantic coast threaten the survival of afro-descendant communities.
    416. The Unfair Narrative on Global Warming and Development: Why it must be challenged
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Industries that majorly contribute to climate change are being subsidized, while more marginalized industries receive vey little to mitigate the impact of climate change.
    417. Israel seeks to 'publicly shame' human rights groups
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Israeli government is being accused of implementing a campaign that criminalizes human rights groups.
    418. Pemulwuy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Pemulwuy (aka Pimbloy, Pemulvoy, Pemulwoy, Pemulwye) (c1750 - 2 June 1802) was an Aboriginal Australian man born around 1750 in the area of Botany Bay in New South Wales. He is noted for his resistance to the European settlement of Australia which began with the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. He is believed to have been a member of the Bidjigal (Bediagal) clan of the Eora people.
    419. Polyamory and Polygamy: Is the Media Right?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There are a few of repeated themes emerging in many of the articles railing against polyamorous marriage.
    420. After Nice, Don't Give ISIS What It's Asking For
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Not much is yet known about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the 31-year-old man French police say is responsible for a horrific act of mass murder last night in the southern city of Nice. In the wake of the killings, French President Francois Hollande has denounced the attack as "Islamist terrorism" linked to the militant group the Islamic State. Supporters of ISIS online have echoed these statements, claiming responsibility for the attack as another blow against its enemies in Western Europe. While the motive for the attack is still under investigation, it is worth examining why the Islamic State is so eager to claim such incidents as its own.
    421. Canada's Liberal Government Joins NATO's War Escalation
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canadians who hoped the October 2015 federal election would usher in changes to the aggressive, foreign policy of the defeated Conservative government are wondering what happened to their wishes. The transition in imperialist foreign policy from the Harper Conservatives to the Justin Trudeau-led Liberals has been utterly seamless, if not predictable.
    422. For 90 years, lightbulbs were designed to burn out. Now that's coming to LED bulbs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In 1924, representatives of the world's leading lightbulb manufacturers formed Phoebus, a cartel that fixed the average life of an incandescent bulb at 1,000 hours, ensuring that people would have to regularly buy bulbs and keep the manufacturers in business. But hardware store LED bulbs have a typical duty-cycle of 25,000 hours -- meaning that the average American household will only have to buy new bulbs ever 42 years or so.
    423. The "Fundamentalism" in Police Operations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As police murders accumulate, and police chiefs get fired and replaced because they cannot stop it (as in Oakland and San Francisco), the notion that this represents a political crisis becomes a truism. It is not a "crisis of policing," which would suggest a situation beyond the capacities of the police. It is the police who have become the crisis. In Oakland, on July 7, 2016, 5000 people came to demonstrate on one day's notice against the two police killings that had occur the previous two days out of a profound awareness of the malignity afoot – and they shut down the Interstate. The magnitude of this crisis is represented by its insidious repetitiveness.
    424. LGBT: a Dissection
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "LGBT" is everywhere these days. But is it here to stay, or is it a passing fad? Where did it come from? Why was it promoted? By whom? And to what end? How did it acquire its seemingly endless variants? The acronym, in its many permutations, designates a movement very different from the gay liberation movement it evolved from. Some might see it as progress, expansion, and greater inclusivity, others as a tombstone for what was once a radical sexual liberation movement.
    425. The Life and Resistance of a Chinese Worker
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Under China's labour management system, independent unionism is strictly banned, and the state's official trade union body monopolizes worker representation. That means that all of China’s 806,498,521 workers are barred from forming independent organizations to agitate for their interests -- in an economy where the poorest 25 percent of households own just 1 percent of the country’s total wealth, and where long hours, safety hazards, and authoritarian management define life in the factories. This official antagonism has not stopped the emergence of workers' resistance. The number of strikes has been increasing over the past two decades, and as Eli Friedman wrote last year, "on a typical day anywhere from half a dozen to several dozen strikes are likely taking place."
    426. No Unity of the Police and the Community is Possible or Desirable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      After the police murders of Alton Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, of St. Paul, Minnesota, we are asked to embrace the police, to form a partnership, to work together. From President Barack Obama on down, Democratic and Republican party politicians have called upon the police and communities to unite to solve our common problems.
    427. Teamsters and Cops
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Minneapolis teamsters in 1934 knew something we should remember -- police enforce the ruling class's unjust order.
    428. They Throw Us Out of Our Homes But We Get Ice Cream
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If there were any doubt that gentrification has come to my corner of Brooklyn, that was put to rest last weekend with the appearance of an ice cream truck. An ice cream truck painted with the logo and red color of The Economist. Yes, it was just as this reads. Free scoops of ice cream were being given out as a young woman with a clipboard was attempting to get people to sign up for subscriptions to The Economist.
    429. A Travesty of Financial History: Bank Lobbyists will Applaud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Debt mounts up faster than the means to pay. Yet there is widespread lack of awareness regarding what this debt dynamic implies. From Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC to the modern world, the way in which society has dealt with the buildup of debt has been the main force transforming political relations.
    430. What's Driving Got to Do With It? How the DMV is Conscripted to Do the Dirty Work of the Criminal Justice System
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri protests of the death of Michael Brown in 2014, articles were written about the exorbitant fines assessed against residents of Ferguson, mostly minorities, and how these fines both led to and exacerbated a cycle of incarceration and poverty.
    431. Jeremy Corbyn's supporters are so dangerous they took over the Labour Party before they were even born
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If you were cynical you might wonder if, despite their ability to reach out to people, Corbyn's opponents feel they'd be unlikely to beat him in a straight vote of members.
    432. See You at the Barricades! Three Books That Revive the Memory of the Paris Commune
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For socialists and communists of over a century, the Paris Commune was a defining event. From March 18 to May 28 in 1871, following the collapse of the French Republic and the Prussian siege of the capital, the Communards swore to defend Paris until they were overwhelmed by the French army itself. Karl Marx himself called the temporary self-government of the population the "dictatorship of the proletariat."
    433. Amazing Brexit: Identity and Class Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This shell of a once fighting left embraces the culture of identity but excludes the entity of class. As a result poverty has become the P-word, and the poor the pariahs of neoliberal dystopic utopia. When we talk about class in a Marxist, materialist, scientific sense, we are talking about a relation of power, specifically about who does and who doesn’t have power to shape society. Identity politics makes this conflict of interests in society invisible. Neoliberal economics, however, is class war. It has advanced in part because identity politics depoliticized the public.
    434. Billionaires in Brazil: Understanding How Extreme Wealth and Political Power Overlap Everywhere
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Alex Cuadros spent years covering the billionaire class of Latin America for Bloomberg. A Portuguese-speaking American journalist who spent years based in Brazil, he has now written a highly entertaining and deeply insightful book about the particularly powerful, flamboyant, assertive, and often-crazed class of Brazilian billionaires. Titled Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, his new book was released yesterday. Brazillionaires contains important lessons far beyond Brazil.
    435. Democracy was never intended for degenerates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This is not a left vs right debate -- today, as a century ago, the anti-democratic impulse comes from both left and right, from both reactionaries and self-defined progressives.
    436. Gilead Avoided $10 Billion In Taxes On Over Priced Hepatitis C Drugs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new drug called Sovaldi, intended to treat Hepatitis C, is incredibly unaffordable and inaccessible for Americans.
    437. Law Professor's Response to Black Lives Matter Shirt Complaint
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A first year law school student wrote a complaint about her professor having worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during class. Here is the professor’s response.
    438. The Network
      Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    439. The ABCs of Socialism
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A slim, accessible, inexpensive, irreverent introduction to socialism by the writers of Jacobin magazine.
    440. Brexit: It's Not About the EU, It's About the EZ
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Politics is the concentrated essence of economic forces in motion."
      Forget the politics of the June 23 Brexit referendum for a minute. Let's take a look at the money.
    441. MyseumIntersections
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    442. The Repression in Bahrain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Bahrainis are calling their government's intensified repression of all opposition "the Egyptian strategy", believing that it is modelled on the ruthless campaign by the Egyptian security forces to crush even the smallest signs of dissent.
    443. Vanishing the People's Wealth to Make the Bosses Richer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Imagine you are a shareholder in a big company and the top executives are sitting on huge amounts of cash and are not interested in putting it to work through productive capital investments, research and development, reducing company debt or paying employees a higher wage. What would you want done about it? Since you and other shareholders are the owners of the company, you'd likely say "give us back our money in cash dividends."
    444. The Workers' Climate Plan & The Federal Climate Consultations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Government of Canada is leading a process to create a National Climate Strategy, a result of signing the Paris Agreement to limit increasing global temperatures. Over the next 3 months, political leaders will be consulting the public and key stakeholders to propose a new federal climate strategy in October 2016.
    445. Genocide by Prescription: The "Natural History" of the Declining White Working Class in America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The white working class in the US has been decimated through an epidemic of 'premature deaths' -- a bland term to cover-up the drop in life expectancy in this historically important demographic. This is the first time in the country's 'peacetime' history that its traditional core productive sector has experienced such a dramatic demographic decline -- and the epicenter is in the small towns and rural communities of the United States.
    446. Hunger in Venezuela? A Look Beyond the Spin
      Special Report

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Venezuala has food shortages when it comes to specific foods, but there have been grassroots and governmental responses.
    447. Images of Militarized Police in Baton Rouge Draw Global Attention
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Photographs and video of heavily armed police officers wearing body armour and helmets arresting protesters in Baton Rouge over the weekend reverberated on social networks and in the world's media, focusing new attention on the militarization of police forces across the United States.
    448. In Africa, the U.S. Military Sees Enemies Everywhere
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      From east to west across Africa, 1,700 Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other military personnel are carrying out 78 distinct "mission sets" in more than 20 nations, according to documents obtained by The Intercept via the Freedom of Information Act.
    449. Murray Bookchin's New Life
      Whatever their limits, Murray Bookchin's ideas should be studied by today's left

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Murray Bookchin spent fifty years articulating a new emancipatory project, one that would place ecology and the creative human subject at the centre of a new vision of socialism. Here is a thinker, who in the early sixties, declared climate change as one of the defining problems of the age. Bookchin saw the environmental crisis as capitalism's gravedigger.
    450. Race, class and police murder in America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the aftermath of the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas on July 7, 2016, the American media and political establishment has sought to portray the police killings of unarmed people and widespread protests against police violence as proof of deepening and unbridgeable racial divisions in the United States.
    451. Robot Cops Are Racist, Too
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As an institution, the police is racist through and through -- irrespective of whether or not particular cops harbor racist views. This is because, among other reasons, as an institution the police is an appendage of the larger institution of property. And property, in the US at the very least, is inextricable from racist dispossessions, and reproductions, of wealth. That is, in addition to manifesting other aspects of domination, property is racist.
    452. Vladimir Putin Is the Only Leader the West Has
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A Reuters news report under the names of presstitutes Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold shows how devoid the West is of honest, intelligent and responsible journalists and government officials.
    453. I Was Sick for a Year After an Oil Spill. Five Years Later, Pipeline Accidents Are Worsening
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Early in the morning on July 2, 2011, I walked down the gravel road on our Montana farm to let the goats out to graze for the day. I found an oily rainbow sheen on the Yellowstone River flowing through our hay fields and pasture, plus large clumps of crude oil sticking to trees, cattails and brush. The oily water was in our sloughs, our pond and the creek that runs along the eastern edge of the farm. I checked the local news on my phone and found that an Exxon oil pipeline had ruptured underneath the Yellowstone River upstream. More than 300 people upstream from us were evacuated, but no one had thought to notify those of us further from the spill. The smell of hydrocarbons was overwhelming. In the end, more than 63,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Yellowstone River from what we later learned was a "guillotine cut" in Exxon's Silvertip pipeline, which lay in a trench only four to five feet under the Yellowstone River.
    454. Noam Chomsky and Over 100 Intellectuals Denounce 'Savage' Media Treatment of Britain's Jeremy Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "We do not expect journalists to give any elected leader an easy ride," a letter published in The Guardian and signed by more than 100 intellectuals reads, "but Corbyn has been treated from the start as a problem to be solved rather than as a politician to be taken seriously."
    455. Class Is in Session
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Millennials are better educated than ever. They also overwhelmingly identify as working class.
    456. The Media Against Jeremy Corbyn
      The British media has launched an unprecedented campaign of disinformation against Jeremy Corbyn

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The British media has never had much time for Jeremy Corbyn. Within a week of his election as Labour Party leader in September, it was engaging in a campaign the Media Reform Coalition characterized as an attempt to "systematically undermine" his position. In an avalanche of negative coverage 60 percent of all articles which appeared in the mainstream press about Corbyn were negative with only 13 percent positive. The newsroom, ostensibly the objective arm of the media, had an even worse record: 62 percent negative with only 9 percent positive.
    457. Toward a socialist future: Children’s picture books after the Bolshevik Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Russian Revolution of 1917 was the defining event of the 20th century. Its influence extended across virtually every aspect of human society the world over. The scope for study of the revolution and of the social order that emerged from it is immense, though generally overlooked in contemporary art curation. It comes as a welcome exception to see the attempt by London's House of Illustration art gallery in its exhibition, A New Childhood: Picture Books from Soviet Russia, to bring to light the artistic impetus lent by the revolution to children's book illustrations in early Soviet society.
    458. As Police Killings of Minorities Mount, Attacks on Police Like the One in Dallas, While Awful, Are Also Sadly Predictable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The tragedy that is America has deepened with the news of a sniper attack targeting police in Dallas during a protest march and rally against police brutality and killings of black people in that city. The murder of anybody, whether it's a police officer or someone who is simply stopped by a cop for a minor traffic violation and is then shot because a jumpy officer mistakes reaching for a wallet to be reaching for a gun, as happened just two days ago in Minnesota, is a dreadful thing.
    459. The Gatekeepers Aren't Gone
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Viral content seems democratic. But it's still mostly controlled by big media companies.
    460. An Immediate End to Police Brutality and Murder of Black People by Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Black Panther Party remains unfulfilled fifty years after the Party's founding. This truth is a tragic acknowledgement of both the failure of US capitalism to resolve its greatest disgrace and an admission that it may not be able to. The unpunished murders of Black men by police are just the most graphic proof of this truth.
    461. NATO Prepares for War: Confrontation and Insanity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The US-NATO military alliance is gearing up for war, and its meeting 8-9 July, 2016 is yet another step to nuclear confrontation and a gigantic leap backwards in world sanity. The gathering in Warsaw, capital of implacably anti-Russia Poland (NATO member since 1999, when the US-inspired military push towards Russia's borders gathered further momentum), is a symbol of Western determination to menace Moscow.
    462. Some Pundits Think the Solution to Right-Wing Populism Is Less Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The core orthodoxies of neoliberalism are under attack by populist forces, and commentators are scrambling for a response. Some are suggesting more left-wing red meat. Others, a moment of self-reflection. But a number of pundits are doing that most noxious of political commentary pastimes -- equating right and left responses to the failures of globalization and advocating that "elites" should fight back against the forces of inconvenient democracy.
    463. How Hitler's Rise to Power Explains Why Republications Accept Donald Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To watch Donald Trump rant and rave uncontrollably on the stump and on Twitter -- praising Saddam Hussein for his disregard for civil liberties, insisting the anti-Semitic propaganda he inadvertently borrowed from neo-Nazis is as innocent as a Disney poster -- is to ponder the psychology of a party that would entrust supreme executive authority to a racist, nationalistic, power-worshiping demagogue.

      To be perfectly clear, Trump is not Hitler or a Nazi. Trump’s racism is not of the genocidal variety, and he is committed neither to a program of Darwinian racial conquest nor the principled imposition of one-party rule. If President Trump does start a world war, it would probably be as a result of blundering rather than a long-term master plan. But the two figures do have certain traits in common relative to the political environments they inhabit.
    464. If You Like Obama, You'll Love Trump!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Oh, what fun we have with the nonsense that flows out of the mouth of Donald J. Trump. The man is suffocatingly banal, racist, dishonest, inarticulate, uninformed, uneducated, narcissistic, a bully, just plain stupid, and an asshole (or in the immortal words of my people -- a schmuck!) I would guess that as the boss of his own enterprises for many years, with the power and the habit of firing people, he eventually became deeply accustomed to not having his thoughts seriously questioned or challenged, to the extent that he really believes the crap that comes out of his mouth and doesn’t really understand what others actually think of him.
    465. Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Said What When
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This is a list of quotations is excerpted from Imperial Crusades: a Diary of Three Wars.
    466. Prominent groups to portage red canoe with over 35,000 signatures calling on Wynne to clean up Grassy Narrows mercury poison
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Prominent groups to portage red canoe with over 35,000 signatures calling on Wynne to clean up Grassy Narrows mercury poison
    467. Rainbow Capital, Queerness, and Black Lives Matter's Shocking Reformism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Though I support BLM’s policy goals and shock-tactics, their lack of analysis of the forces behind the oppression of Black and other people seems to put them in an awkward place. Their use of shock tactics makes them too radical for the reformists, while their emphasis on piece-meal reforms and little else alienates the radicals. It puts them in a kind of activist nether-space that makes unity difficult.
    468. Why They Left
      Brexit was'’t the first time Europeans rejected the EU, and it won't be the last. Here's what the Left should do.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Leave victory in the British referendum represents a moment of political confusion -- a hiatus in the opposition between social classes. No class appears capable of directing events. The ruling class has no clear plans for the future, and seems temporarily stunned.
    469. Elie Wiesel: Poseur for Peace
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the midst of another Israeli operation in Lebanon, this one in 2006, Wiesel stood in front of a crowd in Manhattan (along with then Senator Hillary Clinton) and declared "Israel defends herself, and we must say to Israel 'Go on defending yourself.'" His final years didn't slow him down. Wiesel took out a full page ad in newspapers across the country during the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict fully supporting Israel's effort (Human Rights Watch went on to document several instances of war crimes by the Israeli military) without a syllable about diplomacy except that 'before diplomats can begin in earnest the crucial business of rebuilding dialogue…the Hamas death cult must be confronted for what it is'.
    470. The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
    471. An Open Letter to the British Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dear friends and comrades, To a foreigner who has been living and working in the United Kingdom for the last sixteen years, the immediate post-referendum situation appears highly paradoxical. It seems as if the shock has been of such a magnitude that even the most celebrated British virtues -- sense of humour, understatement and, above all, solid common sense -- have faded away.
    472. As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The summer of 2016 is barely two weeks old, but this year is already on track to break high temperature records in the United States. On June 20, cities across the Southwest and into Nevada reached all-time triple-digit highs. Meanwhile, every single state experienced spring temperatures above average, with some in the Northwest reaching record highs. These temperatures have already proved deadly, killing five hikers in Arizona earlier this month. Triple-digit heat earlier that same week is also being blamed for the deaths of two construction workers, 49-year old Dale Heitman in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 15 and 55-year old Thomas F. “Tommy” Barnes on June 14 at the Monsanto campus in nearby Chesterfield, Missouri.
    473. The elites hate Momentum and the Corbynites - and I'll tell you why
      The movement that backed the Labour leader challenges MPs and journalists alike -- because it's about grassroots democracy

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As the rolling catastrophe of what's already being called the "chicken coup" against the Labour leadership winds down, pretty much all the commentary has focused on the personal qualities, real or imagined, of the principal players. Yet such an approach misses out on almost everything that's really at stake here. The real battle is not over the personality of one man, or even a couple of hundred politicians. If the opposition to Jeremy Corbyn for the past nine months has been so fierce, and so bitter, it is because his existence as head of a major political party is an assault on the very notion that politics should be primarily about the personal qualities of politicians.
    474. Ghostbusters, GMOs and the Feigned Expertise of Nobel Laureates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last week a controversy erupted just as the Roberts-Stabinow Digital Divide GMO labeling law was being discussed in the Senate. It involves a letter signed by 100+ Nobel laureates attacking Greenpeace for being "anti-scientific" in its stance against the proliferation and continued use of genetically engineered organisms.
    475. How The Guardian Undermines Jeremy Corbyn and the Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      teleSUR spoke to David Cromwell and David Edwards, co-editors of Media Lens, about The Guardian and corporate media's bias against Labour party leader Jeremy Cobyn.
    476. Labor Organizing Across Israel's Apartheid Line: An Interview with Israeli Labor Activist Yoav Tamir
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Yoav Tamir is an organizer with the new Israeli labour union, Workers Advice Center, or WAC-MANN. WAC-MAAN was founded in the late 1990s as (as its name might suggest) a workers' advice center, and began organizing unions and negotiating contracts in 2010. A product of both deepening austerity within Israel as well as the wave of uprisings in the Arab world in 2011, WAC-MAAN organizes both across the racial line and across the Green Line, doing what no other labor organization in Israel or Palestine's history has done: create a multi-ethnic, bi-national workers' movement.
    477. Democracy and Popular Sovereignty instead of Neoliberal Integration and a failed Euro-System
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This document was commonly developed by people from the Lexit Network. It was written and agreed before the Brexit referendum and was not intended to influence the popular vote one way or another. With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state and imposed privatization throughout the EU member states.
    478. From political coups to family feuds
      how WhatsApp became our favourite way to chat

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How the WhatsApp messaging app has grown in popularity due to it's security and privacy benefits.
    479. Why we voted leave: voices from northern England - documentary
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A short look at why those in the north of England mainly voted to leave the EU - from Guerrera Films.
    480. Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The July 2, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue focuses on Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, and on contempt for democracy that has marked the elite reaction and media response to that vote.
    481. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
      Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
    482. Brexit: the English and Welsh Enlightenment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      By voting for Brexit the English and Welsh have switched on the light. And, as usual, when the light suddenly conquers the dark the cracks become obvious and the cockroaches scatter. It’s a beautiful sight. The speculators and the hoarders are running for cover. And their liberal apologists are blinded.
    483. Converging on Philadelphia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      At the "Socialist Convergence" and other spaces in Philly the weekend before and week of the DNC, socialists should argue for an orientation toward movements rather than narrow electoralism.
    484. The Domestic Workers' Movement
      Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built A Movement

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Premilla Nadasen's Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built A Movement.
    485. Electoral Strategy After Bernie's Campaign
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Supporters of Bernie Sanders wagered that his campaign would be the most important event in the development of socialist politics in decades. There is at least some evidence to suggest that this prediction was correct.
    486. Fascinating Antifascism
      Fire and Blood: The European Civil War, 1914-1945

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Enzo Traverso's Fire and Blood: The European Civil War, 1914-1945.
    487. Happy Activism
      Six ways to make our movement strong and feed our spirit.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How do we make environmental organizations attractive to large numbers of people? And how do we keep these folks engaged for the years, even decades that it will take to create a sustainable society? My interest here is not to enumerate people’s reasons for activism but rather, based on these reasons, to articulate principles that movement organizers should follow to bring people to the cause.
    488. Making Green Jobs Good Jobs
      Unions organize the clean energy sector

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Jobs versus the environment -- it's an old dilemma that pits unions seeking work for their members against activists rallying against projects like the Keystone XL. An expanding renewable energy sector might provide a way out of this quandary. Solar and wind energy projects can put people to work without imperiling the planet. But will these jobs be friendly to workers, as well as the environment?
    489. Marx on Financial Bubbles: Much Keener Insights Than Contemporary Economists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While paying homage to Marx for his profound understanding of "the laws of motion of the capitalist mode of production," most contemporary economists argue that, nonetheless, his economic analysis cannot be of much service when it comes to the study of modern banking and big finance, since these are relatively recent, post-Marx developments. I will argue in this essay that, in fact, a careful reading of his work on "fictitious capital" reveals keen insights into a better understanding of the instabilities of today's financial markets.
    490. Muhammad Ali: Free Black Man
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Muhammad Ali spoke truth to power. Even after he became ill with Parkinson's disease and eventually lost much of his verbal skills, he stood by his militant spirit and youth. He never apologized for his words or action.
    491. Orlando: Home-Grown Terror
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In some ways the most shocking thing about Orlando may be that it's hardly shocking at all, in context. Only the scale is unusual.
    492. Political Revolution -- What Is It?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The editors discuss Bernie Sanders' concept of a political revolution, as well as the terror attack in Orlando.
    493. Radioactive waste and the nuclear war on Australia's Aboriginal people
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Australia's nuclear industry has a shameful history of 'radioactive racism' that dates from the British bomb tests in the 1950s. The same attitudes persist today with plans to dump over half a million tonnes of high and intermediate level nuclear waste on Aboriginal land, and open new uranium mines. But now Aboriginal peoples and traditional land owners are fighting back.
    494. Rainbows and Weddings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It is utterly ironic that not a hundred years ago the West tried to "civilize" us by criminalizing homosexual conduct, and now the West wishes to "civilize" us by decriminalizing the homosexual conduct that it criminalized in the first place, all the while producing us as the "barbarians" that they have the duty to correct.
    495. Rape as Colonial Legacy
      The Beginning and End of Rape

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Sarah Deer's The Beginning and End of Rape.
    496. Rasmea Odeh's Appeal Gains
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Palestinian activist and Chicago community leader Rasmea Odeh is gaining ground in her struggle for a new trial, following her 2014 conviction for "unlawful procurement of naturalization."
    497. Reactionary Tide in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The oligarchic reaction against the leftist governments never ceased during the past 15 years, but now it has achieved some very substantial victories.
    498. Refugees and Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The process of escaping violence has turned into a "journey of death" for millions of refugees. For Syrian refugees it is also a journey of "no return."
    499. Reimagining the Harper's Ferry Revolt
      The Good Lord Bird

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of James McBride's The Good Lord Bird.
    500. A Response to Rebecca Hill
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Timothy Messer-Kruse responds to Rebecca Hill's review of his book The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists: Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age.
    501. The Silence of the Left: Brexit, Euro-Austerity and the T-TIP
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The media in the United States have treated the British vote against remaining in the European Union (EU) as if it is populist “Trumpism,” an inarticulate right-wing vote out of ignorance at being left behind by the neoliberal economic growth policy. What is left out of this picture is that there is a sound logic to oppose membership in the EU.
    502. Terrifying Prospects
      This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Moustafa Bayoumi's This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror.
    503. Time for an Independent Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than in most presidential cycles, there is reason to hope for a mass breakaway in 2016. Sanders' campaign has revealed that a mass base exists now for an independent party of the left.
    504. Truth and Fiction in Elie Wiesel"s "Night"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When in trouble, head for Auschwitz, preferably in the company of Elie Wiesel. It's as foolproof a character reference as is available today, at least within the Judeo-Christian sphere of moral influence.
    505. Turbulent 1970s Revisited
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book reviews of Michael Simanga's Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People: History and Memory, and Aaron J. Leonard's and Conor A. Gallagher's Heavy Radicals:
      The FBI's Secret War on America's Maoists: The Revolutionary Union/
      Revolutionary Communist Party, 1968-1980.
    506. Understanding the Cataclysm
      Cataclysm 1914: The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Alexander Anievas' Cataclysm 1914: The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics.
    507. Washington’s Not-So-Invisible Hand: It's Not Economics, It's Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Scottish philosopher Adam Smith famously noted the "invisible hand" of the market that supposedly shaped the character of economies near and far. The rightwing neoliberal capitalist movement, dominant in the West since the early Seventies, has turned this phrase into the sacrosanct dictum of its secular religion. All human behaviour must be submitted to the "free market." (This is the notional credo, but in practice corporate elites are subsidized, bailout out, and given every possible taxpayer benefit to ensure higher private profits.) So now, when nations fail, it is typically said in the media to be the product of a) a crazed dictator threatening counterintuitive genocide on his own people; or b) foolish state interventions by deranged socialist ideologues.
    508. What is the Next Left?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      I think it is going to be very difficult to build national organizations that function under the control and as an expression of grassroots movements at this point; however, I think there is some real possibility for accomplishing this at the local level.
    509. Whither the "Political Revolution"?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new generation is forming its political identity - large numbers of youth, the majority of whom belong to the working class or a collapsing "middle class," have been shaped by the Sanders phenomenon in ways that will last long after this election. They are open to socialist ideas, and many have gained experience in organizing.
    510. The Funny Business of Farm Credit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In May of 1998 we held a conference dedicated to two Government-sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In my statement to that assembly, I noted that both corporations had been enjoying good times, but cautioned that one of the unintended consequences of fat profits over a long period is the tendency of both government and private corporations to start believing in the fantasy of ever-rising profits. GSEs often escape the accountability that Congress or regulatory agencies should impose.
    511. Guardian sinks into gutter on Corbyn - again
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Jeremy Corbyn today launched a review into the Labour party's supposed "anti-semitism crisis" -- in fact, a crisis entirely confected by a toxic mix of the right, Israel supporters and the media. I have repeatedly pointed out that misleading claims of anti-semitism (along with much else) are being thrown at Corbyn to discredit him.
    512. How a PR company manufactured the Labour coup - Part I
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As the chaos surrounding Jeremy Corbyn continues at an unprecedented rate, The Canary can exclusively reveal more elements to the Labour coup that has been unfolding since the EU referendum result. In an overarching investigation, more links have come to light between Portland Communications, its subsidiaries and parent company, members of staff both there and at the Fabian Society and the Progress wing of the party.
    513. Liberals Need to Stop Writing Off Non-College Educated Workers -- Before the White Working Class Writes Off Liberals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Article focuses on American elections and candidate's strategy on providing economic security for the working class and uneducated citizens.
    514. Response to May '68 Revisited
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "May '68 was another step in the modernization of French capitalism." So was 1789, but it was a lot more too.
    515. The right-wing, racialist attacks on the film Free State of Jones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The new film written and directed by Gary Ross, Free State of Jones, about a white farmer in Mississippi, Newton Knight, who led an insurrection against the Confederacy from 1863 to 1865, has come under sharp attack by right-wing elements in the American media. By right-wing elements, we mean the "new right" of identity politics advocates.
    516. Sources HotLink - June 30, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Articles about the FBI and the information it gathers, Donald Trump and the media, and the role of pharmaceutical companies in suppressing information.
    517. We must win back democracy, even if it takes Hedges' revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While the banks, elites, and the super-rich have been scrambling to try to hold onto their billions following the UK's shocking vote to exit from the European Union, the anger expressed by the leave side was another emotional cry to end the control that corporations and the elite have over everyday people in many Western countries.
    518. Birth-Control Wars: Two Centuries of Struggle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The birth-control wars have reached a new level of contestation. On June 27th 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law -- Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt -- that sought to restrict a woman’s right to an abortion and other birth-control medical services.
    519. Britain, Europe and the Real Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The decision by British voters last week to leave the European Union has brutally exposed two features of contemporary British politics. The first is the depth of popular disaffection with mainstream political institutions. The second is the paralysis of the political class in the face of this disaffection.

      The Brexit victory was buttressed by a coalition of disparate social groups. Traditional Conservative supporters in the shires and the suburbs have long been suspicious of the European project. Few were surprised that they voted in large numbers against EU membership. What shocked many politicians and pundits about the referendum result was the extent of hostility in traditional Labour Party heartlands, in the North of England, in the Midlands and in the Welsh valleys.
    520. Digitizing old radical publications
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The libcom.org library hosts an enormous amount of material. Some of this was digitized and put online for the first time by either our users (thanks!) or one of us who run the site.
      But there is still much work to do. Many older publications are in danger of being forgotten. Many more are deteriorating, victim to poor storage and fragile newsprint. We would like to change that.
      Donating to our fund will allow us to be better able to digitize these pieces of radical history.
    521. Killing Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 'Brexit' referendum vote, split 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the European Union, has been exploited by the 'mainstream' media to launch yet another assault on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
    522. The Nonviolent History of American Independence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Often minimized in our history books, the tactics of nonviolent action played a powerful role in achieving American Independence from British rule. Benjamin Naimark-Rowse wrote, "the lesson we learn of a democracy forged in the crucible of revolutionary war tends to ignore how a decade of nonviolent resistance before the shot-heard-round-the-world shaped the founding of the United States, strengthened our sense of political identity, and laid the foundation of our democracy.'
    523. To My Less-Evilism Haters: A Rejoinder to Halle and Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      John Halle has taken to calling my CounterPunch article, No Lesser Evil, Not This Time, "idiotic" and part of the "lunatic and sociopathic left". These pathetic and childlike insults are part of a left that spends more time giving itself a thousand cuts than one good jab at the common enemy. I was even more hurt to read that Chomsky, quoted by Halle, thinks my article represents "left…self-destruction" that is "adding new dimensions" through "contemporary irrationality and refusal to think".
    524. Free State of Jones: Three cheers!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      From 1863 to 1865, Newton Knight (1837-1922), a white, antislavery farmer in Jones County in southern Mississippi, led an insurrection against the Confederacy. Inspired by Knight's life and struggle, Free State of Jones, written and directed by Gary Ross, is a fictional account of an enormously compelling, but little known chapter in American history.
    525. How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Michael Hudson argues that military interventions in the Middle East created refugee streams to Europe that were in turn used by the anti-immigrant right to stir up xenophobia.
    526. Rescuing Memory: the Humanist Interview with Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    527. The truth behind the Labour coup, when it really began and who manufactured it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An exclusive investigation by The Canary can reveal that the current Labour 'coup' being instigated against Jeremy Corbyn appears to have been orchestrated by a PR company where Tony Blair's arch spin-doctor, Alastair Campbell, is a senior advisor.
    528. Why bad ideas refuse to die
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How disproven or easily dismissed ideas and beliefs can still endure in the population.
    529. Brexit: Establishment Freak Out
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The "masters of the universe" are shocked and displeased. Increasing numbers of voters are registering their anger, most recently by voting for Brexit in Great Britain. But many who voted for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the recent US primary season were motivated by similar frustrations. And before that, there was Occupy Wall Street, los Indignados in Spain, Syriza in Greece, and other massive protests elsewhere in Europe as well. The reason is simple.
    530. Brexit and the EU implosion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The article looks into the construction of the European Union, Britaint's Brexit choice and Germany's hegemony, particularly in the euro zone.The author talks about a range of ways that financialised monopolies of the imperalist triad (Inited States, Europe, Japan) implement to dominate over the nations of the peripheries and force developing counties into the plunder of their national resources.
    531. 41 Years Since Jumping Bull (But 500 Years of Trauma)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Leonard Peltier writes about his own case and about the 500 years of violence and injustice directed at indigenous peoples.
    532. The Reaction to Brexit Is the Reason Brexit Happened
      If you believe there's such a thing as "too much democracy," you probably don't believe in democracy at all

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "This isn't democracy; it is Russian roulette for republics," Kenneth Rogoff recently wrote in the 'Boston Globe,' of last week's Brexit vote.



    533. Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level.
    534. Brexit and the Diseased Liberal Mind
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological -- and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of Labour party members voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader.
    535. A Children's Book Introduces German Kids to the True Story of Syrian Refugees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq. Despite supporters initially celebrating Chancellor Angela Merkel's actions, many Germans have begun voicing concerns about when this acceptance of migrants will come to an end. But while the adults in Germany have expressed mixed reactions to the refugees, German author Kirsten Boie wants children at least to realize that a refugee child is just like any other kid in the world.
    536. How the left should deal with the referendum results
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With many of the old political certainties breaking up, the left have to rise to the challenge.
    537. It's a Question of What Unites Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An interview with Harold Lavender on accountable structures, systemic change, and the peril and promise of alliances against gentrification.
    538. It's Still the Iraq War, Stupid.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      No rational person could blame Jeremy Corbyn for Brexit. So why are the Blairites moving against Corbyn now, with such precipitate haste? The answer is the Chilcot Report. It is only a fortnight away, and though its form will be concealed by thick layers of establishment whitewash, the basic contours of Blair’s lies will still be visible beneath. Corbyn had deferred to Blairite pressure not to apologise on behalf of the Labour Party for the Iraq War until Chilcot is published.
    539. Leonard Peltier: 'My Last Hope for Freedom'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner and Native freedom fighter who has been unjustly incacerated for 40 years. The International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee is ramping up efforts for Peltier's clemency under U.S. President Obama’s last year in office. This may be his last chance at freedom and justice. Find out how you can help achieve Peltier's freedom here: whoisleonardpeltier.info.
    540. UK after the rain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Shabbir Lakha looks beyond the media blizzard surrounding last week's referendum result and identifies anti-racist work as a campaigning imperative.
    541. Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that -- for once- their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline.
    542. Brexit and the new hostility to participatory democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The reaction to Brexit illustrates the desperate need for the Left to return to first principles. For, as the result broke on social media, a remarkable number of progressives directed their anger not at anti-immigrant demagogues and opportunist politicians but against the voters themselves and the very idea of a referendum in which they might express their will. It's merely the most recent illustration of a growing estrangement from democracy, not only on the mainstream Right but also on the Left.
    543. Building a progressive majority
      Left strategy after the Brexit vote

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it -- but only a radical economic offer can carve a way through.
    544. Israel lawfare group plans 'massive punishments' for activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Why are we using the word Palestinian? There’s no such thing as a Palestinian person," Brooke Goldstein declared to enthusiastic applause at a meeting of key Israel lobby operatives in New York earlier this month. Goldstein is the director of the Lawfare Project, a legal group that aims, in her words, to "make the enemy pay" -- that "enemy" being mainly comprised of Palestine solidarity activists and students.

      The Lawfare Project was founded with the support of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, an important forum for anti-Palestinian organizing in the US.
    545. Private Banks: Creating Money Out of Thin Air
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In his book The Joy of Tax: How a Fair Tax System Can Create a Better Society, Richard Murphy, UK Tax Justice Network co-founder, offers a radically pioneering approach to tax and fiscal policy. Murphy is one of the first economists to link tax policy to the 400- year-old reality that nearly all money is created by private banks out of thin air.
    546. The Revolt of the Fragments
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It was, without question, a bloody nose for the political establishment, the biggest it has received for decades. And many have read the unexpected success of the Leave camp in the British EU referendum straightforwardly as a revolt against the political class and as a victory for democracy. Yes, it was a revolt against the political class in London and in Brussels. But the referendum result was also far more complicated than that.
    547. This vote was about far more than immigration
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The vote to leave the EU was fuelled by class divisions, argues Alastair Stephens.
    548. The Battle of Oaxaca
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This is not just another of the many Oaxacan wars. It is part of a much more profound and extensive war that is by no means contained within the national territory itself. But the battle being waged in Oaxaca has a special meaning in that war, in the larger war.
      It is a battle long overdue. In Oaxaca people knew that many aspects of the ongoing confrontation were being postponed due to the elections. It was evident that after the elections, the attacks, provocations, and the final assault would intensify. Everywhere, preparations began.
    549. A Blow for Peace and Democracy
      Why the British Said No to Europe

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.
    550. Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold fired whistleblower. Then it spilled cyanide into five rivers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto-based mining giant, Barrick Gold, spilled cyanide solution into five Argentina rivers shortly after firing an engineer who raised serious safety concerns about the mining operation responsible for the contamination.
    551. How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, "Mekorot", decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages around Nablus, among other regions. Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians.
    552. In or out of the European Union? A tale of two referenda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Andrew Burgin argues for a 'Remain' vote in the Brexit referendum.
    553. Mikmaq say Bay of Fundy developments could harm endangered fish
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Nova Scotia, people are concerned about the impacts of big projects on endangered fish in one of the world’s most famous waterways. Two projects are being considered by the province on the Bay of Fundy. Its high and low tides are also home to a number of fish that are on the endangered species list.
    554. The roots of Israel's most racist law
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Israel’s most draconian laws may have been passed by the current right-wing government, but the stage was set long ago by the Israeli Left. With a majority of 65 votes, the Knesset approved last week the extension of an order to prevent family reunification in Israel. Of Palestinian families, of course. Jews are welcome to continue and reunify as much as they please.
    555. A Story from El Salvador: Julio Molina, Saving Historic Memory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Julio Molina dedicates himself to preserving the "historic memory" of the generation that was involved in the 12-year civil war that took place in El Salvador from 1980 to 1992 between the rightwing government of the oligarchy and the revolutionaries of the FMLN. "We have many tasks today," he says, "but one of them is the preservation of the historic memory."
    556. Unimpeded Rivers Crucial as Climate Changes: New Study
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Gravel-bed rivers and their floodplains are the lifeblood of ecosystems and need to be allowed to run and flood unimpeded if species are to be protected and communities are to cope with climate change.
    557. Cuadrilla versus The Nanas - #IamTinaRothery
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Thanks to fracking company Cuadrilla, grandmother Tina Rothery will be in court tomorrow over a £55,000 'debt' imposed on her for joining a peaceful occupation of a fracking site in Lancashire. But as she explains, she can't pay, she won't pay, and even if she could pay, she wouldn't. Someone has to stand up to corporate vandalism and abuse of justice - and in this case, it's her, no matter what the consequences.
    558. A History of the Barricade
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The barricade is the iconic tactic of historic class struggles, and its history is engagingly explored in Hazan's history, finds William Booth.
    559. Hong Kong media forced to leave Mainland after covering protest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the recent actions by the Government of Shanwei, Guangdong, against journalists covering protests in Wukan village. The IFJ calls on the local government to end its attack on
    560. IFJ demands immediate release of jailed Turkish journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ-EFJ) have strongly condemned the arrest of Turkish journalists.
    561. Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the 'relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism" following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper.
    562. Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics... and U.S. Africa Command
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the strangest news developments of our time is the way the media now focus for days, if not weeks, 24/7, on a single event and its ramifications. Omar Mateen's slaughter of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando is only the latest example of this. If no other calamitous or eye-catching event comes along (“‘Unimaginable’: Toddler’s body recovered by divers after alligator attack at Disney resort"), it could, top the news, in all its micro-ramifications and repetitions, for three or four weeks. Such stories -- especially mass killings, especially those with an aura of terrorism about them -- are particularly easy for strapped, often downsizing news outfits to cover. They are, in a sense, pre-packaged.
    563. Die Linke: Ten Years On
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Political organizations, particularly those committed to radical change, face their greatest tests in times of crisis. In 1914, German social democracy, the international socialist movement’s crown jewel, was brought to its knees by its inability to confront the outbreak of World War I. Two decades later, German Communism’s ultra-leftism proved similarly impotent in the face of the growing Nazi threat, and Europe's most powerful laboUr movement was decimated within a couple of years.
    564. Media worker detained for eight months, released to Hong Kong
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses concern following the revelation that Lam Wing Kee, one of the five Hong Kong Causeway Bay bookstore employees detained in 2015, was detained by the Central Task Force in Mainland China.
    565. Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian water, usurped from West Bank aquifers. While Israelis, including illegal West Bank settlements, use the vast majority of it, Palestinians are sold their own water back at high prices.
    566. Two Views on Marxist Ecology and Jason W. Moore
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On June 6, 2016, Climate & Capitalism published an interview with John Bellamy Foster, in which he for the first time responded to nearly a decade of criticism from Jason W. Moore, who accuses Foster of "Cartesian dualism" and who promotes what he calls "world-ecology" as an alternative to the approach Foster is most associated with, metabolic rift theory and Ecological Marxism.
    567. Your EU vote is crucial because it won't count
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Here is a prediction about the outcome of today’s UK referendum on leaving the European Union. Even in the unlikely event that the remain camp loses, the UK will still not Brexit. Europe's neoliberal elite will not agree to release its grip on a major western nation. A solution will be found to keep the UK in the union, whatever British voters decide. Which is one very good reason to vote Brexit.
    568. Can we combine intersectionality with Marxism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Neoliberal austerity is impacting particularly hard on women. Capitalism relies on women not just directly as workers who generate surplus value but also to provide the primary carers for the next generation of workers and increasingly for the sick and elderly as social service cuts bite. Reproductive rights face serial attacks and domestic violence and other forms of endemic sexism in capitalist society mean that the fight for women's liberation and, in the shorter term, the fight to defend those rights women have won so far from being rolled back remain key issues for socialists.
    569. Capital in context
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Deciphering Capital by Alex Callinicos is the impressive balance sheet of some 30 years of research. Its starting point is a thesis completed at Oxford in 1978 entitled "The Logic of Capital", which distanced him at one and the same time from both the surrounding Hegelian Marxism and the empiricism of Ernest Mandel.
    570. Disability, resistance and revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The number of disabled people has grown from around 10 percent of the world population in the 1970s to 15 percent, 1 billion people, today. The World Health Organisation predicts that this figure will continue to grow as the world's population ages and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease and stress related illness increase. Severe physical injury in warfare and road traffic accidents as well as industrial injury, malnutrition and insanitary living conditions also remain major causes of serious impairment. Around the world disabled people are among the most marginalised -- suffering poorer health outcomes, lower levels of educational achievement and higher levels of unemployment and poverty than non-disabled people.
    571. History of the Equals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Mahdi Ganjavi interviewed Professor pETER Linebaugh during his visit with a special focus on two of his major contributions to a Marxist study of "history from below": The Many Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic, and The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century.
    572. Imperial silences: From Rhodes to Surabaya
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The campaign last year to have the statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College, Oxford, has provoked more discussion of the British Empire and its crimes than we have seen for many years. Rather than keeping quiet about Britain's imperial past, the Rhodes Must Fall campaign has actually flushed establishment apologists out into the open. They have been forced to defend the legacy of a man who, if he had not been British and had not given a substantial bribe to Oxford University, would today be generally acknowledged by everyone as a corrupt fraudster, thief, liar and killer for profit, as someone marked out only by the enormity of his crimes. The hypocrisy that the debate over Rhodes Must Fall has occasioned has been very instructive in itself, but what is intended here is an examination not just of the part played by hypocrisy in the defence of British imperialism, but of the other strategies employed: suppression and amnesia.
    573. Is there a vast cowspiracy about climate change?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Cowspiracy movie review: Cowspiracy's argument is based on badly flawed and almost unanimously rejected interpretations of science. Actual science and scientists are practically absent among the many talking heads in the film.
    574. The Left and the EU
      Why Cling to This Reactionary Institution?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Why is it that many people who consider themselves left-wing have such difficulty grasping that the EU is a deeply reactionary institution? The mere fact that those running the EU present it as an internationalist venture dedicated to the creation of a world free of nationalist enmities does not make it so. If we want to examine the EU in its proper light, then we should ignore the high-flown rhetoric in which its supporters indulge, and consider its actual record. And what is the record of the EU, once we penetrate the obfuscatory rhetoric about ‘internationalism’ that surrounds EU policy? Without a doubt, that record is one that should cause those on the left now defending it acute embarrassment, as it starkly contradicts the ideals that the left has always claimed to uphold.
    575. Marxism and the Anthropocene
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As you read this article every breath you take in contains about 400 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide, around a third more than your great grandparents breathed 100 years ago. As well as leading to potentially catastrophic global warming, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has changed the way plants photosynthesise and has also made seas and lakes more acidic, more so than they have been for the last 800,000 years. The effect human activity is having in the world is on such a huge scale that, for a growing number of thinkers, Earth has entered a new geological epoch defined by human activity. Using the Greek word Anthropos (human) they propose to name this epoch the Anthropocene.
    576. Sound & Fury
      Just What Does Brexit Signify?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Not since Y2K thretened to plunge the planet into chaos has a story provoked overwrought handwringing comparable to that triggered by Britons voting to withdraw from the European Union. By common assessment, Brexit signifies something profound. History itself has seemingly gone off the rails. Darkness threatens to cover the earth.
    577. The stagnation of the Dutch Socialist Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Socialist Party (SP) is one of the parties that emerged to the left of traditional social democracy in the last decade of the 20th century. In electoral terms, it is one of the most successful. At its peak in 2006, the SP got 25 out of 150 seats (16.6 percent of the vote), becoming the third party in the House of Representatives. With the European Parliament (2014) and provincial (2015) elections it eclipsed the Labour Party (PvdA) for the first time, becoming the biggest party of the left in the Netherlands. Until Syriza's election victory in 2015 the Dutch SP was the only left reformist party in Europe to win a bigger share of the vote than the traditional social democratic party.
    578. State, power and bureaucracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The theory of bureaucratic state capitalism in Russia and elsewhere characterises the International Socialist Tendency and distinguishes us from most other Marxist parties worldwide. So a study of the development of Leon Trotsky's ideas on the Russian bureaucracy is of particular interest. This book reveals one of the greatest Marxists struggling to come to terms with a wholly new ­phenomenon, the Stalinist bureaucracy.
    579. War from above, resistance from below
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of Donny Gluckstein (ed), Fighting on all Fronts: Popular Resistance and the Second World War. As Donny Gluckstein points out in the introduction to this book, understanding the nature of the Second World War is fundamental to our understanding of the world today. Liberal and left wing opinion sees it as a war between democracy and fascism, or "progress and reaction" as Eric Hobsbawm described it. This leads some to see the Allies' victory as the straightforward triumph of democracy and ushering in American prosperity for all. For example, the Confederation of German Trade Unions has suggested, without any hint of irony, that workers today should get behind the idea of "a new Marshall plan" as the basis for a "progressive strategy" for the crisis-ridden European Union.
    580. Where does ISIS come from?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of Abdel Bari Atwan, Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate.
      Rosa Luxemburg said that capitalism would end in either socialism or barbarism. Looking at the Middle East, as hopes of democracy and social justice have been dashed by counter-revolution and violence, and at the West’s depictions of Islamic State or ISIS, barbarism might seem to have triumphed. Abdel Bari Atwan, editor for 25 years of the Arabic daily AlQuds AlArabi and now running the news website Rai al-Youm, is well placed to give an informed account of the origins, ideology and spread of ISIS.
    581. Beyond the brexit debate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Whatever the result of the Brexit referendum, of one thing we can be sure: Britain will neither be invaded by marauding Turks, as anti-EU campaigners suggest might happen if the country votes 'Yes', nor will Western civilization collapse, as EU president Donald Tusk fears after a 'No' vote. There will undoubtedly be economic and political turbulence, but Britain will not be staring into the abyss, however it votes.
    582. Brazil's Crisis and the New Right
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT's serious mistakes after abandoning the streets. What remains is a wounded society and an extractive model that went unquestioned by the left and undermined the hegemony of the Lula current.
    583. The Great Seed Piracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A great seed and biodiversity piracy is underway and it must be stopped. The privateers of today include not just the corporations -- which are becoming fewer and larger through mergers -- but also individuals like Bill Gates, the "richest man in the world". When the Green Revolution was pushed in India and Mexico, farmers' seeds were "rounded-up" and locked in international institutions, which used these seeds to breed green revolution varieties which responded to chemical inputs.
    584. Africa: Cultural Appropriation - When 'Borrowing' Becomes Exploitation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The idea of "cultural appropriation" has recently entered mainstream debates about the ways in which African cultural creations are used, borrowed and imitated by others. In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.
    585. Connexions Other Voices - June 18, 2016 - Homophobia, Cultural Appropriation, Liberation Theology
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
    586. Strike strategy today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Why has the use of the strike in the US become so scarce? While subjective factors are more difficult to quantify, certain basic reasons seem more readily evident. Union membership, particularly in the private sector, is at an all-time low. Most of the unions are heavily bureaucratized, and central labor councils ossified. "Sympathy strikes," long ago outlawed by Taft-Hartley, militate against the sort of broad-based solidarity so essential to an industrial victory. Moreover, many unions have accepted no-strike clauses for the duration of their contracts, effectively tying one hand behind their backs.
    587. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue of Other Voices features a wide range of issues. The topic of the week is homophobia, the hate that led to 49 deaths in Orlando last week, but which is present in greater or lesser form in every part of the world.
      We are always concerned, not only with what is wrong with the world, but what to do about it.
      This issue carries an excerpt from Umair Mohammed's book 'Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism' in which he warns against the pitfalls of individualist and consumer-oriented approaches and argues in favour of collective action to build an effective movement.
      Derrick Jensen considers some of the arguments in favour of pacifism and finds them wanting. He agrees that creative approaches to social change can oftentimes make violence unnecessary, but that sometimes violence is a necessary response to violence.
      Another article looks at the decline of liberation theology, targeted as a threat by both the Vatican and secular power structures.
      Kenan Malik considers the issue of "cultural appropriation" and asks why so many on theso-called left are more interested in criticizing Justin Bieber's hairstyle than in fighting capitalism.
    588. Workers Profiles: Below the Minimum Wage
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An endless supply of alcohol, good music, pool tables, and friendly strangers -- these elements seem like a recipe for a fun time. For those of us who frequent bars and pubs, this kind of environment is exactly what we look forward to at the end of a long day or work week. Imagine working at a bar. It seems natural that bartenders would enjoy their upbeat surroundings at work as much as their customers. Now, imagine being the only worker at a bar. You alone are responsible for cleaning the bar, controlling drunk customers, serving food, buying supplies -- everything all alone during an overnight shift.
    589. Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 1
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn't exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians. Or maybe they want to manufacture false evidence to introduce into courts as a means to take away people's homes.
    590. Mortgage Companies Seek Time Travelers to Find Missing Documents
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn’t exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians.
    591. TISA 'free trade' deal to force draconian social, environmental, financial deregulation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A leaked text from the 'Trade In Services Agreement' negotiations shows that TISA is set to unleash a massive wave of deregulation affecting social, environmental and financial standards, and force the privatisation of state-run enterprises. So it's not just TTIP, CETA and TPP we have to fight - TISA could be the biggest corporate power grab of them all.
    592. As Corruption Engulfs Brazil's "Interim" President, Mask Has Fallen Off Protest Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil's dominant media endlessly glorified (and incited) these green-and-yellow-clad protests as an organic citizen movement, evidence recently emerged that protests groups were covertly funded by opposition parties. Still, there is no doubt that millions of Brazilians participated in marches demanding Rousseff's ouster, claiming they were motivated by anger over her and her party’s corruption. But from the start, there were all sorts of reasons to doubt this storyline and to see that these protesters were (for the most part) not opposed to corruption, but simply devoted to removing from power the center-left party that won four straight national elections.
    593. The Black Student Rebellion of 1976
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A defining feature of the 1976 uprising was the decisive entry of black students onto the stage of history. Until the 1960s, the number of Africans in schools remained relatively low. But the urban African population was growing, especially the number of young people. And industry required a larger pool of industrial labour. So there was a rapid expansion of schooling for Africans. In 1976 there were 3.8 million Africans in schools. Nearly 10% percent of those were in secondary schools. In Soweto alone the number of secondary school students increased from approximately 12,500 to more than 34,000.
    594. A historic turning point in Brazil
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      President Dilma Rousseff's suspension is a historic turning point in Brazil -- the end of an era of Workers' Party (PT) national governments that began in 2002 with the election of Lula. The PT won four presidential elections, two with Lula (2002 and 2006) and two with Dilma (2010 and 2014). This political crisis and historic turning point is intertwined with an equally deep economic crisis -- in 2015 GDP shrank by 3.8 percent in Brazil and, taking into account IMF projections for 2016, GDP might shrink by a further 3.5 percent. These data suggest that now there is an economic crisis similar to the crisis of 1929-31, when Brazilian GDP shrank by 8.1 percent.
    595. Old New York Police Surveillance Is Found, Forcing Big Brother Out of Hiding
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      From the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, police surveillance of political organizations in New York was extensive enough to require more than half a million index cards, simply to catalog and cross-reference the many dossiers. But over the ensuing decades, the dossiers themselves were presumed missing or lost. Police Department lawyers said they had no idea where the files had gone.

      Now, a significant portion of the missing files have been discovered during what the city said on Thursday was a routine inventory of a Queens warehouse, where archivists found 520 brown boxes of decades-old files, believed to be the largest trove of New York Police Department surveillance records from the era.
    596. A queer take on Safe Schools and identity politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In recent weeks, the debate over the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program has intensified, taking what is in many ways a bizarre turn. The brief suspension of program architect Roz Ward from her position at La Trobe University has reopened the debate about whether Safe Schools is 'cultural Marxism' by stealth, the program once again coming under fire from conservatives across the country. Even trans advocate and member of the ADF Catherine McGregor has weighed in. One of the more interesting elements of this, however, has been the debate it has created about the role gender and sexual politics can and should play within Marxism. Here enters Guy Rundle. In the pages of Crikey, Rundle penned a treatise on the program and what he considers the failures of 'queer theory'. Rundle believes Safe Schools (via queer theory) presents the view that 'gender and sexuality are infinitely fluid'. He argues, however, that such a view denies the material realities of sexuality and gender, not to mention his view that 'almost no-one really believes it -- and they certainly do not let it shape their lives'.
    597. Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial. In 1982, for example, the Pentagon announced that the cumulative cost of its 44 major weapons programs had experienced a "record" increase of $114.5 billion. Three decades later, in the spring of 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the military’s major programs to develop new weapons systems -- by then 80 of them -- were a cumulative half-trillion dollars over their initial estimated price tags and on average more than two years delayed.
    598. DuPont May Dodge Toxic Lawsuits By Pulling a Disappearing Act
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      First DuPont spun off much of its environmental liability into a new company known as Chemours. Now the company plans to merge with Dow.
    599. Halle/Chomsky: An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Among the elements of the weak form of democracy enshrined in the constitution, presidential elections continue to pose a dilemma for the left in that any form of participation or non participation appears to impose a significant cost on our capacity to develop a serious opposition to the corporate agenda served by establishment politicians. The position outlined below is that which many regard as the most effective response to this quadrennial Hobson's choice, namely the so-called "lesser evil" voting strategy or LEV. Simply put, LEV involves, where you can, i.e. in safe states, voting for the losing third party candidate you prefer, or not voting at all. In competitive "swing" states, where you must, one votes for the "lesser evil" Democrat.
    600. The Way to the Spring
      Life and Death in Palestine

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families in its largest cities and its smallest villages.
    601. Naturism booms in France as young eager to ditch clothes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Why are more and more people, especially the young, opting to get naked in France?
      Indeed, over the past three years, the phenomenon has begun to attract a younger audience according to the the FNN (French Federation of Naturism), seeing many more young families showing up to camps with their children.
    602. Stop Exploiting LGBT Issues to Demonize Islam and Justify Anti-Muslim Policies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the late 1990s, Eric Rudolph -- raised Catholic and affiliated for a time with a Christian Identity sect -- bombed abortion clinics and a gay bar, insisting they were venues of immorality and evil. Last July, an Orthodox Jewish Israeli attacked the marchers in the Jerusalem LGBT pride parade, stabbing six of them, and one of them, a teenager, died of her wounds; justifying his attacks by appealing to Talmudic punishments for homosexuality, he had just been released from a 10-year prison term for doing the same in 2005. Yesterday, a Christian pastor from Arizona, Steven Anderson, praised the slaughter of 49 people in an Orlando LGBT club on the ground that "homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts" and are "pedophiles."
    603. Why changing our diets won't save the Earth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Received wisdom says that to save the planet we have to change our eating habits. Elaine Graham-Leigh explains why the received wisdom isn't just wrong, it blames working people for a crisis they didn’t cause.
    604. 'Badass Librarians' Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu.
    605. May '68 Revisited
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Mitch Abidor recently spent weeks in France tracking down people who came of age politically in May 1968, to ask them how they viewed that experience, then and now. He went out of his way (with 1–2 exceptions) to talk to people "unknown," in contrast to the "stars" who feature in so many accounts of May. He talked with anarchists, Trotskyists, Stalinists, and even anarchists who had become Stalinists later. We publish this short summary of his results in Insurgent Notes because we like his direct, unvarnished access to participants, while taking our distance from some of his interpretations, which are subject to debate. We (the editors of Insurgent Notes) found Mitch's results sobering, if not downright deflating, because his subjects across the board say that the French working class in May 1968 was not revolutionary.
    606. NSA learning how to snoop on pacemakers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The NSA is seeking new ways to satisfy its hunger for raw data by exploiting the so-called internet of things, an emerging network connecting objects such as vehicles, home appliances and biomedical devices. "We're looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now," the spy agency's Deputy Director Richard Ledgett told a conference on military technology at Washington's Newseum on Friday.
    607. Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There was a time in the United States when it was not only common knowledge, but commonly reported, legislated, and adjudicated that crime is a function of poverty. This went out sometime during the Carter Administration, its demise heralded by the appearance in 1975 of James Q. Wilson's Thinking About Crime, where he first aired the broken-windows theory,which holds that punishment has to be harsh for minor violations of public order to incentivize criminals against larger violations.
    608. Convict and Immigrant Detainee Struggles Converge in Strike Wave
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The ongoing struggle of us convicts to preserve and enhance their humanity has been taking on an explicit labor aspect, connected to and conscious of such struggles outside the prison walls, and it appears to be intensifying hand in hand with the convicts' traditional struggles for human dignity.
    609. Dorothy Day Refuses To Duck-And-Cover
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On June 15th, 1955, Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day joined a group of pacifists in refusing to participate in the civilian defense drills scheduled on that day. These drills were to prepare the citizenry in the event of a nuclear attack, and involved evacuations of city centers, taking shelter in subway tunnels, and, for schoolchildren, "duck-and-cover" to hide under their school desks. Such actions would be futile if a nuclear attack were underway, but the drills were part of a government propaganda program to convince Americans that nuclear weapons were a necessary part of the US arsenal, and that it would be possible to survive a nuclear war.
    610. Things My Students Don't Know
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the discussion exercises I use in my course on corporate power begins with the bare text of the First Amendment projected on screen at the front of the room. I tell students that this is a recently proposed piece of federal legislation and invite their comments. I also say that if anyone has heard of the proposal, they should remain quiet for the time being and let others speak first.
    611. U.S. Elites
      The Original Gangsters

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Donald Trump is at home in the underworld. Tom Robbins writes that the de facto GOP nominee "has encountered a steady stream of mob-tainted offers that he apparently couldn't refuse" in his decades in business. He "worked with mob-controlled companies and unions" while building his empire, the Washington Post reports. So the man has presidential cred. U.S. elites, since the colonial era, have shown contempt for the law: if they weren't ignoring their own codes, they were violating those of other nations or international statutes, or partnering with avowed outlaws. It's not clear, in other words, what distinguishes politicians and businessmen from career criminals.
    612. Why Israel is blocking access to its archives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say.
    613. Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize Over Spilled Milk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. But there’s a problem: Ryan Turk is on the free lunches program.
    614. Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", the UN has said. The crimes committed since 1991 include imprisonment, enforced disappearance, extrajudicial killings, and rape and murder, said the United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights.
    615. Forsaken
      The Persecution of Christians in Today's Middle East

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Across the Middle East, Christian communities today find themselves the victims of widening repression: massacres, expulsions, and brutally enforced restrictions on the right to worship have all become commonplace. Such persecution has now reached the point where, in the region that was once its birthplace, Christianity's very existence is under threat.
    616. How the Media Manipulated the Democratic Primary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Though it might not always seem like it, the news media is composed of human beings. Humans aren't, can’t be, and possibly shouldn't be, objective. Still, there's a reasonable expectation among consumers of political news that journalists of all political stripes strive to be as objective as possible. At their minimum, media outlets ought to be straightforward about their biases. They certainly shouldn't have, or appear to have, their thumbs on the scales.
    617. How The Press Hides The Global Crimes Of The West: Corporate Media Coverage Of Chad
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the essential functions of the corporate media is to marginalise or silence acknowledgement of the history -- and continuation -- of Western imperial aggression. The coverage of the recent sentencing in Senegal of Hissène Habré, the former dictator of Chad, for crimes against humanity, provides a useful case study. The verdict could well have presented the opportunity for the media to examine in detail the complicity of the US, UK, France and their major allies in the Middle East and North Africa in the appalling genocide Habré inflicted on Chad during his rule - from 1982 to 1990. After all, Habré had seized power via a CIA-backed coup.
    618. Ireland Continues to Remember 1916 and Continues to Betray It (With Some Canadian Help)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Do you remember Ireland’s 1916 commemorations in late March? Do you remember the spectacle? Do you remember all those fighting words and strong images of national independence and national justice? The attention of the world was on Dublin for a few days and Dublin played the part of the rebel city. Well it was all a bit too real and too popular. And for that reason it had to be officially repressed as soon as possible.
    619. American Wasteland
      The Most Urgent Challenge for America is Its Poorly Hidden Mental Health Crisis

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Hearing the phrase "mental health crisis," one may think of the epidemic of mass shootings plaguing the country since the Reagan era. Or, images may erupt of home grown terrorist attacks or the plunge toward right-wing extremism in contemporary politics. Yet, suicide outranks both homicides and car accidents as the number one killer of our fellow citizens.
    620. Faulty update breaks Lexus cars' maps and radio systems
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A faulty data broadcast is causing problems for Lexus car owners in the US. The buggy update - which was delivered via a wireless transmission - is causing affected vehicles' infotainments systems to stop working. This prevents drivers from getting navigation directions, climate controls and digital radio.
    621. Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing 'life-saving intelligence'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence" because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals. The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.
    622. A Leap Toward Radical Politics?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Leap Manifesto is, in a way, Canada's version of the burst of Left and socialist energies that have come with the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Jeremy Corbyn leadership win in the Labour Party in Britain. As with these, the explosion of popular interest reflects general disquiet about the limits of recent protests demanding changes from the state but having no strategy to transform it, on the one hand; and disappointments with electoral politics and social democratic parties that only seem to reinforce neoliberalism, on the other.
    623. The Wages of Neoliberalism
      Poverty, Exile and Early Death

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
    624. When Phoenix Came to Thanh Phong
      Bob Kerrey and War Crimes as Policy in Vietnam

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On May 16, 2016, former Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey was named chairman of Fulbright University, a US-backed college with ties to the State Department in Ho Chi Minh City. During his recent visit to Vietnam, President Barack Obama heaped praise on Kerrey, a former Navy SEAL who served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. What Obama failed to mention is that Kerrey also supervised one of the most atrocious war crimes of that ghastly war.
    625. Ancient bison fossils offer hints about 1st humans in southern Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The fossils of bison that roamed near what is now Edmonton 13,000 years ago are helping solve the mystery of the earliest humans in southern Canada, including how and when they got there and where they came from.
    626. Employment Lies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On June 3, 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the US economy only created 38,000 new jobs in May and revised down by 59,000 jobs the previously reported gains in March and April. Yet the BLS reported that the unemployment rate fell from 5.0 to 4.7 percent, a figure generally regarded as full employment. The May jobs increase only covers a small fraction of the monthly growth in the labor force and, therefore, cannot account for the drop in unemployment.
    627. In Defense of Ecological Marxism: John Bellamy Foster responds to a critic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the most important books of Marxist theory published in recent years is Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature, in which John Bellamy Foster rediscovered and expanded on Marx’s understanding of the alienation of human beings from the natural world, crystallized in the concept of metabolic rift. In a recent conversation, Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus asked Foster about Moore’s criticisms of ecological Marxism.
    628. John Pilger on Class Vs "Identity"
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Award-winning journalist & film-maker, John Pilger describes the corrosive impact of "identity" politics and the loss of "class" as a tool to understand the world we live in.
    629. Ali knew his job - to inspire people
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Describing Muhammad Ali's role as a symbol of resistance to power and the inspiration provided by his acheivements.
    630. I Don't have to be what you want me to be
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      'A strange fate befell Muhammad Ali in the 1990s', Mike Marqusee writes in Redemption Song, his wonderful, illuminating study of 'Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties'. ‘The man who had defied the American establishment was taken into its bosom. There he was lavished with an affection which had been strikingly absent thirty years before, when for several years he reigned unchallenged as the most reviled figure in the history of American sports.' The global outpouring of grief, affection and tribute to Ali this weekend has been moving and heart-warming. Yet, there is a part of me that thinks that, as affection has washed away the old contempt with which he once was greeted by large sections, especially of American society, we have also lost something of the sense of Ali's true greatness.
    631. Countering Pro-GMO Deceptions in the British Press
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In his recent piece for The Times newspaper in the UK, Viscount Matt Ridley argues that a new report from the American National Academies of Sciences (NAS) leaves no room for doubt that genetically engineered crops are as safe or safer, and are certainly better for the environment, than conventionally bred crops.
    632. Anti-Intellectualism, Terrorism, and Elections in Contemporary Education: a Discussion with Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Washington DC based History Teacher Dan Falcone and New York City English Teacher Saul Isaacson sat down with Professor Noam Chomsky to discuss current issues in education and American domestic and foreign policy issues. They also discussed the place of the humanities in education and how it relates to activism, definitions of terrorism, and how education impacts the perceptions of the political process in the US.
    633. The Body Cam Trade-Off
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ever since the Snowden revelations, both liberals and conservatives have become increasingly convinced that government surveillance and encroachment into Americans lives has spiraled out of control. That the government should play some role in providing safety and security for its citizens is accepted, but how the government achieves these goals is not as clear. We want security, but not at undue cost to our privacy.
    634. Crime or Punishment Why Wall Street Elites Don't Do Time
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Illicit financial behavior has been decriminalized in the United States -- for all practical purposes. Despite the revelations of massive misconduct by banks and other financial services businesses, criminal investigations are rare, indictments exceptional and guilty judgments extraordinary. Most potentially culpable actions are overlooked by authorities, slighted, reduced from criminal to civil status when pursued, individuals evade penalties much less punishment, and the appeals courts take extreme liberties in exonerating culprits when and if the odd conviction reaches them. The last mentioned are establishing new frontiers in the formulation of ingeniously sophistic arguments to justify letting financial malefactors off the hook.
    635. Let's Stop Google from Gobbling Up Our Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In October of 2006, Google launched its Apps for Education, with Arizona State University being its first client. Today there are more than 25 million individual users in both K-12 and higher ed institutions, and 74 of the top 100 universities use Google apps for their university communications and software applications.
    636. Poverty, Militarism and the Public Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What's the difference between education and obedience? If you see very little, you probably have no problem with the militarization of the American school system -- or rather, the militarization of the impoverished schools ... the ones that can't afford new textbooks or functional plumbing, much less art supplies or band equipment. My town, Chicago, is a case study in this national trend.
    637. The 'slow genocide' of Brazil's Guarani people must stop
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Land theft, agribusiness and violence pose an existential threat to Brazil's Guarani people. They maintain a powerful resolve to regain their historic lands, and even have the law on their side - but the tribe will need international support to prevail against murderous ranchers and farmers, corrupt politicians and a paralysed legal system.
    638. Toxic Curve Ball: Why Outdated Assumptions to Determine "Safe Levels" of Toxicants Forfeit the Game
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      By now, a large number of consumers are aware of the hazards of the synthetic compound bisphenol-A (BPA). Effective May 11, 2016, under California state law Proposition 65, products containing BPA must possess a warning label indicating that exposure could result in female reproductive impairment. Independent research on the endocrine disrupting effects of the chemical, commonly used in plastic bottles, the lining of metal cans, and customer receipts, among other applications, has consistently demonstrated toxic effects at low dose exposures. Two recent robust studies from Denmark concur, finding deleterious effects in rats exposed to BPA at doses lower than those considered safe for human ingestion, yet not at several higher doses. Nevertheless, regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conclude that BPA is safe at the levels at which it is currently in use.
    639. A Very Brazilian Coup
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On one level, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seems like vintage commedia dell’arte. For instance, the lower house speaker who brought the charges, Eduardo Cunha, had to step down because he has $16 million stashed in secret Swiss and U.S. bank accounts. The man who replaced Cunha, Waldir Maranhao, is implicated in the corruption scandal around the huge state-owned oil company, Petrobras.
    640. African-American Women Now Top the List of Most-Educated Group in the Country
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Statistics on black women and education have shown them leading all other gender and racial groups for a few years now. More than half of all black women specifically between the ages of 18 and 24 are enrolled in college, and black women overall outpace other race and gender groups in terms of college enrollment, according to the National Center of Education Statistics/U.S. Census numbers.
    641. Generation Revolution
      How Egypt's military state betrayed its youth

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An account of the violent end of the Islamic youth uprising in Cairo and the treatment of the movement by the military and populace in its aftermath.
    642. Redeeming Chávez's Dream
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The world press, suddenly aware of the deepening crisis in Venezuela, is relishing in the Bolivarian Revolution's woes. But its coverage rarely goes deeper than images of poor people clamoring for food. The photos index the situation's seriousness, but they do not capture its complexity.
    643. Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones - but the files can be deleted
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How google search can record and store conversations picked up by a phone's microphone, as well as how to prevent this and delete the stored files.
    644. Marxism and LGBT politics: a new wave of discussion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Colin Wilson reviews Peter Drucker's book Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism.
    645. The return of the "grand narrative"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Throughout the world, a rising tide of social struggle is upending the proclamations by anti-Marxist intellectuals that the "grand narratives" of working-class struggle and socialist revolution have been superseded.
    646. 45 Days of Solidarity
      How Verizon workers outmatched the country's largest telecommunications company.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers -- members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) -- ended after forty-five days with a tentative agreement announced late last week.
    647. Good News of the Day: Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      South Africa's Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 800 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks' upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.
    648. The bookseller saving Jerusalem's Palestinian identity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Stripped of their rights, the last wall of Palestinian resistance is culture, says owner of a Jerusalem bookshop.
    649. From Albrecht to Monsanto: A System Not Run for the Public Good Can Never Serve the Public Good
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    650. Guaranteed income's dangerous outcome
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Ontario Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne is talking about a guaranteed basic income for all residents. It sounds great; in fact it sounds too good to be true. There are a number of very different models of guaranteed annual income (GAI) out there, and there are proponents on both the right and left. In Canada, most GAI proposals have come from the right and, importantly, at times when capitalism is experiencing crises.
    651. OCCRP Launches New Search Engine for Investigative Journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, has launched a new data platform to enable journalists and researchers to sift more than 2 million documents and use the findings in their investigations. People using the new data platform, called ID Search, will be able to set up email alerts notifying them when new results appear for their searches or for persons tracked on official watchlists. They can also create their own private watchlists.
    652. The State of the Left: Many Movements, Too Many Goals?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Sanders campaign has proven a couple of important things about today's political reality in the United States.
      1) A substantial number of Americans are interested in redistributing wealth and making government work for the 99 percent
      2) That is impossible within the current electoral system in the United States.
    653. Still Wavy After All These Years: Flower Geezer Turns 80
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    654. When Soldiers Resist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Let's remember the courageous war resisters who said no to the slaughter in Vietnam.
    655. White Rose Begins Leaflet Campaigns June 1942
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In June 1942, a pair of German university students formed The White Rose, a German resistance movement that used a series of leaflets to decry Nazi militarism and call for an end to the war. Hans Scholl and Alexander Schmorell wrote the first four leaflets between the end of June and beginning of July. In the fall, Hans' sister, Sophie Scholl, discovered that her brother was one of the authors of the pamphlets, and joined the group. Shortly after, Willi Graf, Christoph Probst, and Kurt Huber became members.
    656. Why Scientists Are Amazed at Oilsands Smog Levels
      Air pollution report in Nature shocks even Canada's top researchers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On any hot day Shell and Syncrude tour guides used to call the gasoline-like vapours that wafted from Fort McMurray's huge open-pit bitumen mines "the smell of money." But a new study in Nature has another name for the stench: air pollution and megacity volumes of it.
    657. Henri Alleg
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Henri Alleg (20 July 1921 – 17 July 2013), born Henri Salem, was a French-Algerian journalist, director of the "Alger républicain" newspaper, and a member of the French Communist Party. After Editions de Minuit, a French publishing house, released his memoir La Question in 1958, Alleg gained international recognition for his stance against torture, specifically within the context of the Algerian War (1954–1962).
    658. EFF Asks Court to Reverse Chelsea Manning's Conviction for Violating Federal Anti-Hacking Law
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF Asks Court to Reverse Chelsea Manning's Conviction for Violating Federal Anti-Hacking Law. Wikileaks Prosecution Included Unfair Charge Under CFAA
    659. EFF to FCC: Prevent ISPs From Following Your Every Internet Move
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update privacy rules to prevent broadband Internet access service providers from recording and sharing their customers' every move online.
    660. Food sovereignty and climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Climate change has become, in a short time, one of the "global affairs" of critical importance in our times. It has now penetrated every sphere of our social and political life to the point of acquiring a centrality that dangerously makes it seem natural.
    661. The Missing Piece
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A strong, independent labour movement could lead the struggle for democracy and justice in the Philippines. Rodrigo Duterte's revolution, at least so far, looks like nothing more than a reshuffling of the country's political elite. The election seems to mark a period of continuity, not progressive change, in Philippine politics.
    662. Safer, Smarter Journalism: Digital Security Need for South Asia's Journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the South Asia Media Solidarity Network (SAMSN) have launched Safer, Smarter Journalism, a week-long digital security campaign to build digital security awareness and skills for South Asia's jou
    663. Yemen: IFJ calls on UN to exert pressure for release of 10 journalists on hunger strike in Houthi jails
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the United Nations envoy in Yemen to act to help secure the immediate release of 10 jailed journalists amid growing concerns about their health and allegations of torture.
    664. Amid corruption, poverty and violence, Paraguay's rural poor fight for land and freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The closing down of a community radio station in eastern Paraguay is the latest example of political repression in the country with the most unequal land distribution in Latin America, and in which the media are dominated by a tiny elite of the super-rich. As small farmers begin to reclaim the land that is rightfully theirs, landowners and the state they control are striking back.
    665. Blatant Hypocrisy: the Latest Late-Night Bailout of Greece
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The new late night deal in the Eurogroup on the new bailout for Greece is another blatant hypocrisy by the dominant European Union powers, their partner-cum-competitor IMF (aka the US) and the Greek establishment (now represented by the SYRIZA government). The new deal is an uneasy compromise subject to a continuing tug-of-war between the US (through its proxy, the IMF) and the EU.
    666. Calibrated with precision. How is GPS changing our world?
      A review of Greg Milner's Pinpoint

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The satellite navigation system we all live by is still controlled by the US military.
    667. Face recognition app taking Russia by storm may bring end to public anonymity
      Big Brother is watching...

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      FindFace, new app developed by 26-year-old Artem Kukarenko and 29-year-old Alexander Kabakov,compares photos to profile pictures on social network Vkontakte and works out identities with 70% reliability.
    668. Google's upcoming Allo messaging app is 'dangerous', Edward Snowden claims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Using Google's upcoming messaging app is "dangerous", according to Edward Snowden. In a tweet, the whistleblower advised against using Allo, the search giant’s latest app, saying: "Google's decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe. Avoid it for now."
    669. Nine Out of 10 Americans Tested Positive for Monsanto's Cancer-Linked Weedkiller Glyphosate
      A probable human carcinogen is found in far too many foods

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If you participated in the glyphosate test project launched last year by the Detox Project (formerly Feed The World) and Organic Consumers Association, you probably failed. A staggering 93 percent of Americans tested positive for glyphosate, according to the test results, announced on May 25, 2016.
    670. The Old Braceros Fight On
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dozens of men assemble to remember their lives as contract guest workers in the United States and discuss the latest news or lack thereof in their decades-old movement to recover the 10 percent that was deducted from their paychecks and supposedly deposited in a savings account created for the return to Mexico under the old Bracero Program.
    671. Recession led to 260k extra cancer deaths, experts claim
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown. Those countries with universal health coverage , such as the UK, and a record of increased public health spending had fewer casualties.
    672. The Seemingly Endless Indignities of Air Travel: Report from the Losing Side of Class Warfare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For most of my alleged adult life I have wanted to live in a third world country, and now that my native United States has kindly accommodated this wish, all I do is bitch. It's bad enough that our income and wealth disparity rivals that of Guatemala, now our tax dollars are actively promoting this ever-deepening caste system.
    673. Silencing America as It Prepares for War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. A third of the members of the United Nations have felt Washington’s boot, overturning governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts.
    674. Close Calls: We Were Much Closer to Nuclear Annihilation Than We Ever Knew
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The proposition that nuclear weapons can be retained in perpetuity and never used -- accidentally or by decision -- defies credibility. This unanimous statement was published by the Canberra Commission in 1996. Among the commission members were internationally known former ministers of defense and of foreign affairs and generals.
    675. Holocaust survivor and activist for justice Hedy Epstein dies at 91
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, 91, died at her home in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, on May 26, 2016. An internationally renowned, respected and admired advocate for human and civil rights, Hedy was encircled by friends who lovingly cared for her at home.
    676. The Looting Stage of Capitalism: Germany's Assault on the IMF
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Having successfully used the EU to conquer the Greek people by turning the Greek "leftwing" government into a pawn of Germany's banks, Germany now finds the IMF in the way of its plan to loot Greece into oblivion.
    677. Pan-Africanism, feminism and finding missing pan-Africanist women
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There are numerous women in the African Diaspora who have worked for the liberation of Africans under the banner of Pan-Africanism. They must be rescued from political obscurity. Pan-Africanism as a revolutionary ideology must firmly embrace feminism.
    678. Sources HotLink - May 26, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue takes a look at the good and bad of governments. Stateside, the NSA and CIA are at it again. Repeating mistakes in spite of media scandals and public outcry. Spies will be spies. In Uganda, censorship flexes its muscles and free elections become less free. In the Russian cyberspace, a though provoking debate is being had over the limitations of free speech. Finally, in the Middle East, we have a bit of hot and cold. The Pakistani Senate celebrates a victory for democracy and the freedom of speech.
    679. Time to End the 'Hasbara': Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience. For many years, Palestinian media has been on the defensive, unable to articulate a coherent message, torn between factions and desperately trying to fend off the Israeli media campaign, along with its falsifications and unending propaganda or 'hasbara'.
    680. Planetary Crisis: We are not all in this together
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Liberal environmentalists insist that we are all passengers on Spaceship Earth, sharing a common fate and a common responsibility for the ship's safety. In reality, a handful of Spaceship Earth's passengers travel first-class, in plush air-conditioned cabins with every safety feature, including reserved seats in the very best lifeboats. The majority are herded into steerage, exposed to the elements, with no lifeboats at all. Armed guards keep them in their place.
    681. The Financial Invasion of Greece
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Greece's economic crisis has perhaps been eclipsed by Europe's refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and by the forthcoming Brexit referendum. But it has not gone away. Greece's Syriza coalition faced violence on the streets and a 3-day general strike last week that brought much of the country to a halt. In spite of the protests the government of Alexis Tsipras pushed through legislation to amend the country's tax and pension system with the backing of 153 MPs, a measure required by the lenders in order to continue the debt negotiations.
    682. Free Speech
      Ten Principles for a Connected World

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ash offers a manifesto for global free speech in the digital age.
    683. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Henderson argues that biotechnologists conflate anti-science with anti-genetic engineering, and that genetically engineered crops are being commercialized without proper testing.
    684. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    685. Religious Zealots Ready for Takeover of Israeli Army
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defence minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: "Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel." He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.
    686. This is What Insurgency Looks Like
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of government and industry that threaten our future"; conducting "peaceful defense of our right to clean energy." That's just what happened.
    687. The FBI's secret biometrics database they don't want you to see
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants to prevent information about its creepy biometric database, which contains fingerprint, face, iris, and voice scans of millions of Americans, from getting out to the public. The Department of Justice has come up with a proposal to exempt the biometric database from public disclosure. It states that the Next Generation Identification System (NGI) should not be subject to the Privacy Act, which requires federal agencies to give people access to records that have been collected concerning them, "allowing them to verify and correct them if needed."
    688. Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The demand for free transit has been an important starting point of recent mobilizations in Brazil, notably those that shook the whole country in the summer of 2013. This interview with local activists and researchers João Tonucci and André Veloso zeroes in on transit organizing in Belo Horizonte, the third largest metropolitan area in Brazil.
    689. Connexions Other Voices - Tax Evasion
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The May 21, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. The theme of this issue is Tax Evasion. Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1%
    690. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
      Tax Evasion

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
    691. The new 140-character war on India’s caste system
      Social media gives India's Daltis a voice

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Twitter users highlight caste issues ignored by mainstream media
    692. Penny dreadfuls: the Victorian equivalent of video games
      Wild stories that caused a moral panic

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The story of how in 1880s and 1890s, penny dreadfuls were blamed for youth violence and suicide.
    693. RoboCop is real -- and could be patrolling a mall near you
      K5 robot, the new sheriff in the valley

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Automated security has cameras, microphones and costs $7 an hour.
    694. Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based mirror-images of ourselves (Russia and China); the second being the dirty front we wage in the shadows against irregular, non-state thugs and pygmy tyrants who use their weaknesses as strengths, asymmetrically, to turn our strengths into weaknesses.
    695. Joy Kogawa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    696. Warning: This May Injure Your Modesty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ahmed Naji is an Egyptian novelist and journalist who, in February, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment for "injuring public modesty". In August 2014, Akhbar al-Adab, a state-funded literary magazine, had published an excerpt from his third novel, Istikhdam al-Hayah (Using Life), which had been previously approved by Egypt's censorship authority. In the excerpt, the narrator smokes hashish, drinks alcohol with his friends, and enjoys a sexual relationship with a woman. Hani Saleh Tawfik, a 65-year-old Egyptian, filed a case against Naji, alleging that reading the excerpt had caused him to experience heart palpitations, sickness, and a drop in blood pressure.
    697. Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 2
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Every day in America, people continue to be kicked out of their homes based on false documents. The settlements over allegations of robosigning, faulty paperwork, and illegal mortgage servicing didn’t end the misconduct. And law enforcement, along with most judges and politicians, have looked away in the mistaken belief that they wrapped up a scandal that just goes on and on.
    698. We can dream, or we can organize
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The swift rise, and swift crumbling, of the Occupy movement brings to the surface the question of organization. Demonstrating our anger, and doing so with thousands of others in the streets, gives us energy and brings issues to wider audiences. Yes spontaneity, as necessary as it is, is far from sufficient in itself. For all the weeks and sometimes months that Occupy encampments lasted, little in the way of lasting organization was created and thus a correspondingly little ability to bring about any of the changes hoped for. Nor is social media a substitute for mass action.
    699. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 2: 'Hitlergate'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As with so many propaganda blitzes, intense media coverage was triggered by 'dramatic new evidence'; namely, the discovery of a graphic posted by Naz Shah two years ago, before she became a Labour MP. The graphic shows a map of the United States with Israel superimposed in the middle, suggesting that a solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict would be to relocate Israel to the US.
    700. C.L.R. James's "Critical Support" of Fidel Castro's Cuba
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      C.L.R. James's "critical support" of Fidel Castro’s Cuba is little understood among scholars of his life and work. This essay explores James’s 1967–1968 visit to Cuba and reconstructs private debates and discussion on Cuba within his revolutionary organizations, based in Detroit, in the 1950s and 1960s, and among anti-imperialist movements. Many of James's commentaries and disputes were consistent with his attempts to reconcile anti-colonialism with direct democracy and workers self-management.
    701. Donald Trump and the New American Nationalism
      An Exhausted Democracy

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There have been moments in this election campaign that have brought back dark memories. In Mississippi, Florida and elsewhere, presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump asked his supporters to raise their right hands and pledge their allegiance to his cause: "I do solemnly swear that I, no matter how I feel, no matter what the conditions, if there's hurricanes or whatever. Will vote on or before the 12th for Donald J. Trump for President." Tens of thousands raised their right arms and repeated the oath after him. The America media drew comparisons to Adolf Hitler.
    702. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for April 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending April 30, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.24 trillion. AUM increased by $7 billion or
    703. Chomsky on Trump's Climate Denialism
      He wants us to march toward the destruction of the species

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Transcript of an interview with Noam Chomsky discussing Donald Trump's denial of climate change and the dangers it poses.
    704. Crowdsourcing Cultural Heritage
      'Citizen Archivists' for the Future

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Jan Zastrow looks at some of the exciting ways crowdsourcing is being used to increase online access to unique resources in cultural heritage collections, reflect on the ROI of such activities, discuss the challenges, and hypothesize possible future directions.
    705. Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More
      A science journalist takes a skeptical look at capital-S Skepticism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      So I'm a skeptic, but with a small S, not capital S. I don’t belong to skeptical societies. I don’t hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists. When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and tell each other how smart they are compared to those outside the tribe. But belonging to a tribe often makes you dumber.
    706. Landless Workers' Movement on the True Origins of Brazil's Political Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Brazil's Landless Worker's Movement, MST, takes a profound look at Brazil's political crisis, how it affects the working class and how they must respond.
    707. Migrant workers testify on Parliament Hill today, call for permanent immigration status, open work permits, and real reforms
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Four migrant workers will testify at the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) today calling for permanent immigration status, open work permits & comprehensive reform
    708. Unsafe at any Dose? Diagnosing Chemical Safety Failures, from DDT to BPA
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Piecemeal, and at long last, chemical manufacturers have begun removing the endocrine-disrupting plastic bisphenol-A (BPA) from products they sell. Sunoco no longer sells BPA for products that might be used by children under three. France has a national ban on BPA food packaging. The EU has banned BPA from baby bottles. These bans and associated product withdrawals are the result of epic scientific research and some intensive environmental campaigning. But in truth these restrictions are not victories for human health. Nor are they even losses for the chemical industry.
    709. Congo's Environmental Paradox
      Potential and Predation in a Land of Plenty

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Congo has natural resources the world needs. Its forests count in the fight against global climate change and Congo's farmers could feed all of Africa's population. The Inga hydroelectric site has the potential to light up the entire continent. Congo's incredible natural wealth has the potential to contribute to development in this troubled central African country -- but structural problems, cultural factors, poor governance and predation remain serious challenges.
    710. Sex, Needs, and Queer Culture
      From Liberation to the Post-Gay

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The belief of many in the early sexual liberation movements was that capitalism's investment in the norms of the heterosexual family meant that any challenge to them was invariably anti-capitalist. In recent years, however, lesbian and gay subcultures have become increasingly mainstream and commercialized -- as seen, for example, in corporate backing for pride events -- while the initial radicalism of sexual liberation has given way to relatively conservative goals over marriage and adoption rights. Meanwhile, queer theory has critiqued this homonormativity, or assimilation, as if some act of betrayal had occurred.
      In Sex, Needs and Queer Culture, David Alderson seeks to account for these shifts in both queer movements and the wider society, and he argues powerfully for a distinctive theoretical framework. Through a critical reassessment of the work of Herbert Marcuse, as well as the cultural theorists Raymond Williams and Alan Sinfield, Alderson asks whether capitalism is progressive for queers, evaluates the distinctive radicalism of the counterculture as it has mutated into queer, and distinguishes between avant-garde protest and subcultural development. In doing so, the book offers new directions for thinking about sexuality and its relations to the broader project of human liberation.
    711. Climate Justice Transitions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The devastating fires in Fort McMurray show the urgent need to transition to an economy that supports people and the planet, and this is part of a transition in climate justice politics.
    712. Burying the White Working Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for a broader anti-working class agenda. The white working class is a zombie that doesn't know it's dead. Or if it's not fully zombified yet, its members are all too busy cleaning their AR-15s and posting racist comments on YouTube to vote for a progressive. That is, if they're not already on the Trump bandwagon, which they probably are. At least that's what the Democratic Party wants you to believe.
    713. Desire to Kill the Streetcar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The author analyzes the conspiracy by large corporations to monopolize the American transit system and its fuel system.
    714. A fossil free world must be founded on a Just Transition for workers and their communities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Climate impacts hit working people first and with extreme weather events, changing seasons and rising sea levels, whole communities stand on the frontlines. The challenge of industrial transformation is both an imperative and an opportunity. We know there are jobs in action on climate, millions of jobs. With infrastructure investment projected to be up to US$90 trillion by 2030. This means jobs.
    715. Syria: Armed opposition groups committing war crimes in Aleppo city
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A detailed account of attacks carried out by opposition groups in Aleppo city between February and April 2016, which indiscriminately struck civilian targets with heavy civilian casualties.
    716. Anatomy of a Propaganda Blitz - Part 1
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We live in a time when state-corporate interests are cooperating to produce propaganda blitzes intended to raise public support for the demonisation and destruction of establishment enemies. Here we will examine five key components of an effective propaganda campaign of this kind.
    717. Feeding body and soul - an exploration of Britain's new age landworkers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There is a change being made in food production that have individual reaping healthier and energy preserving benefits.
    718. 100,000 California Indians Killed During Gold Rush Genocide
      Bloody Gold; the California Gold Rush and state sponsored genocide

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Legislation with roots in Manifest Destiny and dehumanization helped lead Euro-Americans to commit the greatest act of genocide in American history.
    719. Share if You Think Every School Should Have a Year-Round Organic Gardening Program!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A few years ago the children at our school grew, harvested and, ultimately, ate a giant, two-pound carrot. Our organic gardening program at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod has come a long way since then. We now have a unheated hoop house and a program where middle school gardeners lead first through fifth graders as they learn to build soil, plant, transplant, tend, water and harvest food year round. Our harvests are transformed by our school chef into amazing meals served at lunch.
    720. What Principles Rule the World?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to Chomsky, the Global War on Terror sledgehammer strategy has spread jihadi terror from a tiny corner of Afghanistan to much of the world, from Africa through the Levant and South Asia to Southeast Asia. It has also incited attacks in Europe and the United States.
    721. Beyond Panama: Unlocking the world's secrecy jurisdictions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 21 jurisdictions covered by the Panama Papers data vary from the rolling hills of Wyoming to tropical getaways like the British Virgin Islands. But all have at least one thing in common - secrecy is the rule.
    722. IFIC Comments on Ontario Securities Commission's 2016-2017 Statement of Priorities
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - May 9, 2016 - In a submission filed today on the Ontario Securities Commission's (OSC) 2016-2017 Statement of Priorities, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) notes that several key trends and challenges that will influ
    723. Mother's Day Message: Protect the Children
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last week Houston. This week Fort McMurray. Next week: where on earth? The climate crisis knows no bounds and its hallmark is unpredictability. We know the general trends, as the carbon dioxide levels rise in the atmosphere, but we don't know
    724. Women in Politics: Fast Forward - An International Women's Conference in Jordan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Participants were filled with energy and enthusiasm; sounds of optimistic laughter echoed under the dome of Parliament of Jordan. Instead of men in black, grey or blue suits, the place was filled with finely dressed women. Some of them wore their tra
    725. Connexions Other Voices - Destabilization and Regime Change
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The May 7, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. The theme of this issue is Destabilization and Regime Change.
    726. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
      Destabilization and Regime Change

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corporations and local elites -- then they have to be overthrown. The preferred method is a destabilization campaign followed by a coup. This issue of Other Voices focuses destabilization and regime change.
    727. Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to preserve wilderness and communicate the beauty, wonder and fragility of nature, sharing widely the source of his own enlightenment.
    728. Mother's Day and nuclear weapons abolition
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Card companies, florists, and drugstores with perfumes and lotions galore, are urging us to celebrate and honour our mothers with the perfect gift. It's a commercial bonanza! Everyone feels bound by social convention to show respect through gifts
    729. Goodbye to democracy if TTIP is passed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The leaked chapters of the EU-US TTIP 'free trade' deal reveal a shredding of health, environmental and other protections for consumers and citizens. It's a wet dream for corporate monopolists and profiteers, and the elite bureaucrats that serve them. But for civil society it represents an irreversible destruction of democracy itself.
    730. IFIC's President and CEO to Chair Second Annual Canadian Funds Summit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announced today that its president and CEO, Joanne De Laurentiis, will chair the second annual Canadian Funds Summit in Toronto on May 10-11, 2016.
    731. IFIC's President and CEO to Chair Second Annual Canadian Funds Summit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announced today that its president and CEO, Joanne De Laurentiis, will chair the second annual Canadian Funds Summit in Toronto on May 10-11, 2016.
    732. Zionism and Anti-Semitism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What is the meaning of Zionism today, almost 70 years after the formation of Israel, and why is it such a buzzword? Are we talking here about a particular form of nationalism or is it something a little bit more complex? What is its agenda?
    733. Baiting the Bear
      Russia and NATO

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Aggressive," "revanchist," "swaggering": These are just some of the adjectives the mainstream press and leading U.S. and European political figures are routinely inserting before the words "Russia," or "Vladimir Putin." It is a vocabulary most Americans have not seen or heard since the height of the Cold War. The question is, why?
    734. From Hillsborough to pesticides
      Establishment cover-ups, lies and corruption

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The British establishment does nothing quite so well as lies, cover-ups and high-level corruption - whether it's the Hillsborough disaster or permitting polluters to poison us. Georgina Downs won her own High Court legal victory protecting rural residents from pesticide exposure as long ago as 2008 - only to have it snatched away as Court of Appeal judges closed ranks.
    735. Hanford's Leaky Nuke Tanks and Sick Workers, A Never-Ending Saga
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's been a toxic few weeks at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. Not that this is exactly news -- Hanford is the most radioactive site in North America and is thereby always toxic. But what is news is how dangerous and negligent the remediation efforts at Hanford continue to be.
    736. An introduction to the Indian Ocean slave trade
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Indian Ocean slave trade encompassed Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with people from these areas involved as both captors and captives. The numbers of people enslaved and the exact length of the trans-Indian slave trade have not been definitively established, but historians believe that it preceded the transatlantic enslavement by centuries. Even though it is largely ignored as an international slave trade, examples of its impact abound. Writing on Indian Ocean slavery frequently mentions African people in China and Persia as well as in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which also served as central slave markets.
    737. Remembering Nonviolent History
      Freedom Rides

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      By May 1961, federal law had already ruled that segregation on interstate public buses was illegal. Southern states, however, maintained segregation in seating, and at bus station bathrooms, waiting rooms and drinking fountains and the Interstate Commerce Commission refused to take action to enforce federal law. To change this, the Civil Rights Movement (CORE, SNCC, NAACP) began a series of Freedom Rides on May 4th, 1961.
    738. TIPP
      Advancing American Imperialism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Greenpeace has done that part of the world whose representatives are so corrupt or so stupid as to sign on to the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic "partnerships" a great service. Greenpeace secured and leaked the secret documents that Washington and global corporations are pushing on Europe. The official documents prove that my description of these "partnerships" when they first appeared in the news is totally correct.
    739. TTIP is on the rocks. Let's defeat these toxic trade deals!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The TTIP EU-US trade deal has finally hit the rocks with massive popular opposition on both sides of the Atlantic gaining serious political traction. There's now a good chance that TTIP will be defeated - but first we must make sure that CETA, the equally toxic EU-Canada 'Trojan Horse' deal, bites the dust.
    740. The American Jewish scholar behind Labour's 'antisemitism' scandal breaks his silence
      Norman G. Finkelstein talks Naz Shah MP, Ken Livingstone, and the Labour 'antisemitism' controversy.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An interview with author Norman Fikelstein on the Labour 'antisemitism' scandal.
    741. Anarchism's Mid-Century Turn
      A Review & Response: Unruly Equality: U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century,

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      No matter how one feels about it, the current state of anarchism has represented something of a mystery: What was once a mass movement based mainly in working class immigrant communities is now an archipelago of subcultural scenes inhabited largely by disaffected young people from the white middle class.
    742. Destroying Detroit Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Detroit Public School system has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers. The result has been a staggering debt, now more than half a billion dollars, with a 50% decline in the number of students served. More students attend charter schools than the public system, but as there is no oversight over charters, poorly run schools continue year after year.
    743. A Dweller in Peace
      The Life and Times of Daniel Berrigan

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renowned anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, died at age 94.
    744. the Jews, Israel, and the Holocaust - Key Texts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Blairites' crocodile tears are about defending empire, writes David Moyles in this introduction to The Jews, Israel and the Holocaust by Tony Cliff.
    745. Leaked TTIP papers reveal 100% corporate sellout
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Secret documents leaked to Greenpeace from the EU-US TTIP negotiations show that environmental protection, climate change mitigation, consumer protection, public health and sustainability are sacrificed throughout to corporate profit and commercial interests.
    746. The Mythology Of Trump's 'Working Class' Support
      His voters are better off economically compared with most Americans.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's been extremely common for news accounts to portray Donald Trump's candidacy as a "working-class" rebellion against Republican elites. Narratives like these risk obscuring an important fact about Trump's voters: As compared with most Americans, Trump's voters are better off.
    747. Tracing ancient Asia-America migration in language
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Kets are Siberia's last hunters and gatherers with linguistic links to Native North Americans as far away as Arizona.
    748. What is the "Nuit Debout"?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In late February the Michael Moore-style documentary "Merci Patron!" debuted in a few small cinemas in France. The sleeper hit caught a representative of Bernard Arnault, the CEO of the luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) forking over 35 thousand euros in hush money to a couple who were threatening to go public with their layoff from a garment factory.
    749. Celebrating Mother Jones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This week commemorates the anniversary of the Haymarket Affair, International Workers' Day, and the claimed birthday of Mother Mary Harris Jones. While the United States' official Labour Day falls in September, the international community celebrates workers and workers rights on May 1st, in recognition of actions taken by Americans in 1886, and the events that led up to the Haymarket Massacre.
    750. Communities at Risk
      Hazards of LNG

      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The proposed LNG Terminals and Tanker Routes for BC put coastal communities at risk. Know the Hazards of LNG Transportation and advocate for the adoption of the SIGTTO safety standards.
    751. On the Frontlines of Peace
      The Life of Daniel Berrigan

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Certain events in one's life often determine the choices made later in that same life. These crucial events can be of a personal nature -- a romance, a family death, the birth of a child, or something less universal -- or they can be events that take place in the public sphere. One such event of the latter category in my life occurred May 17, 1968.
    752. American Literature and the First World War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Given that the United States entered the First World War much later than any other major belligerent, declaring war on Germany in April, 1917 - over two and a half years after the war began - one might expect that the war had less impact here than on other countries. American literature, however, argues otherwise.
    753. Auto's Permanent Temporaries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the auto industry, temporaries were once students who covered auto jobs over a clearly defined summer vacation period. Today temps can work a full week year after year, never becoming permanent workers.
    754. The Contested Haymarket Affair: 130 Years Later
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On May 4th, 1886 someone threw a bomb into a file of Chicago police dispatched to break up a workers' protest rally at the city's Haymarket Square. The blast and ensuing gunfire killed seven cops and at least four civilians, and wounded many more.
    755. Defending the Faith
      The Catholic Church waged a century-long war against the Irish left.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ireland's foremost socialist knew that the British Empire and Irish capitalists weren't the only challenge he and his comrades faced. "In dealing with Ireland," James Connolly wrote in 1910, "no one can afford to ignore the question of the attitude to the clergy." Connolly's subject of discussion was a 1830s Owenite cooperative that enjoyed brief success, in large part because nearby clergymen didn't oppose it.
    756. Disasters in Seria and Yemen
      An Interview with Gilbert Achcar

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Interview with author Gilbert Achcar.
    757. Fatema Mernissi: A Pioneering Arab Muslim Feminist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Remembering sociologist Fatema Mernissi.
    758. Homonationalism and Queer Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For most young queers today, still, the image of a "worker" is white, male and straight. You can't understand the realities of class without an intersectional approach - an intersectional approach fused with some of the key insights of contemporary radical queer theory.
    759. Inside/ Outside the Campus Box
      The Cutting Edge

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of David Lanksy's The Cutting Edge.
    760. Messer-Kruse's Haymarket History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book reviews of Timothy Messer-Kruse's two works The Trial of the Haymarket Anarchists: Terrorism and Justice in the Gilded Age and The Haymarket Conspiracy: Transatlantic Anarchist Networks.
    761. Politics of the New Normal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For those of us on the socialist left, the biggest issue is what will come from the passion and commitment of millions of voters and tens of thousands of activists who are feeling the Bern.
    762. Russia's Intervention and Syria's Future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There's a lot of hypocrisy in the present complaint by the Obama administration that most Russian strikes are directed against the non-ISIS Syrian opposition. And yet, Washington's hope is that Putin will not only prevent the regime's collapse and consolidate it, but also help in reaching some kind of political settlement of the conflict. For the time being this is more wishful thinking than anything else.
    763. Standing Against Counterrevolution
      The Two Trotskyisms Confront Stalinism: The Fate of the Russian Revolution, Volume 2

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Sean Matgamna's The Two Trotskyisms Confront Stalinism: The Fate of the Russian Revolution, Volume 2.
    764. "This Deportation Business": 1920s and the Present
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This article examines the growth of the deportation regime during the 1920s, and explores the enduring ramifications of early deportation practice and the renegotiation of the state's coercive power over migrants.
    765. Trouble Down in Texas (and Elsewhere)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The U.S. Supreme Court, on March 2nd, 2016, heard arguments in the case of Whole Women's Health vs. Hellerstedt. The judges will be deciding the constitutionality of a 2013 Texas bill (HB2) that places restrictions on clinics where abortions are performed - most within the first eight weeks of pregnancy.
    766. U.S. Labor - What's New, What's Not?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An analysis of the changing and unchanging elements of the working-class in the contemporary U.S.
    767. U.S. Labor: What's New, What's Not?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We all know that there's something different about today's working class. One obvious difference is that today's working class produces fewer things "you can drop on your toe," as The Economist famously put it, and more that you can't. What’s actually changing in capitalist production in the United States?
    768. Water in a World of Crisis
      The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review of Karen Piper's The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos.
    769. Why Blacks Vote for "Pragmatism"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      African Americans are probably the most pragmatic voting bloc in the country. African Americans more than any other ethnic group understand white supremacy, racism and class exploitation.
    770. Disobedience
      The rise of the global fossil fuel resistance

      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Disobedience is a film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.
    771. Brutal, opaque, illegal: the dark side of the Tres Santos 'mindfulness' eco-tourism resort
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A small fishing community in Mexico's Baja California is playing involuntary host to a gigantic tourism and real estate development. And while the branding of the Tres Santos resort is all about mindfulness, ecology and sustainability, the reality is one of big money, high level politics, and the unaccountable deployment of state violence against those who dare oppose it.
    772. Statement on "Labour's problem with antisemitism"
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Antisemitism and anti-Zionism are not the same. Zionism is a political ideology which has always been contested within Jewish life since it emerged in 1897, and it is entirely legitimate for non-Jews as well as Jews to express opinions about it
    773. What are the components of an innovative economic transformation?
      Where to find new competitive models

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    774. World Press Freedom Day 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There must be no hiding place for those who attack journalists or undermine media freedom. That's the strong message from journalists unions across the world to mark the World Press Freedom Day
    775. Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Even when he's serving up a soul-crushing ultimatum, you have to give Peter Beinart some credit. By comparing Israel to "your violent, drug-addicted brother," but saying that if you call the cops -- i.e., support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) -- to "make them change their destructive and self-destructive behavior” you are putting your “personal morality" ahead of family loyalty, he's enraged Israel defenders and anti-Zionists alike. In this way, he becomes the personification of the untenable situation he writes about.
    776. Call to act against torture and free Yemeni journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has welcomed the release of two kidnapped Yemeni journalists - and backed calls for all those still held captive to be freed immediately.
    777. The Commons and the Centennial of the Easter Rising
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A hundred years ago today in Dublin the Easter Rebellion commenced. This was an urban insurrection, in the revolutionary tradition. Not more than a thousand participated. It lasted five days, before the British military killed hundreds, and executed sixteen including those who had signed the Proclamation of the Republic.
    778. The Devil Capitalism Makes Us Destroy Our Planet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Capitalism is asking us to choose between jobs and the future livability of our planet. Capitalism tells us it makes sense to flood some of the best food growing land in B.C. and build a dam to provide electricity for Alberta's tar sands; capitalism says build more pipelines across B.C. and allow hundreds more oil tankers every year to sail through pristine waters; capitalism doesn’t care that more carbon extraction will guarantee our planet is cooked.
    779. Editor of Bangladesh's first LBGTI magazine hacked to death
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) condemn the murder of the editor of the country's first and only LBGTI magazine in Dhaka on April 25, 2016.
    780. The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    781. Gambia: IFJ calls for the immediate release of jailed journalist
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has backed calls by the Gambia Press Union (GPU) for all charges against jailed radio journalist Alhagie Ceesay to be dropped and for his immediate release.
    782. How Israel lobby manufactured UK Labour Party's anti-Semitism crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last year, socialist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership of the UK’s Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, there has been a steady flow of claims by Israel’s supporters that Corbyn has not done enough to combat anti-Semitism.
    783. IFJ calls on Palestinian journalists' leader to be set free
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The IFJ condemned the arrest yesterday of Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal, member of the board of IFJ affiliate, the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, while he crossed the al-Karameh border.
    784. New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A newly published study from Oxford's Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: "If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious."
    785. Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Empire is once again fashionable. The financial crisis that is presently gutting the island of Puerto Rico plays out like the world's worst case of botched assisted suicide. The sell of its municipal funds and its constitutionally guaranteed promise of repayment to investors has plunged the island into a very precarious situation for its millions of citizens and the opportunity of a lifetime for hedge fund vultures.
    786. Turkey: foreign press correspondents increasingly banned
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federations of Journalists have today condemned the entry ban imposed by Turkish authorities against Russian journalist Tural Kerimov, the Turkey bureau chief for Sputnik news agency, who is the 10th foreign press
    787. The 'war on drugs' is a war on culture and human diversity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 'war on drugs' is presented as a necessary battle against social evils. But from the Andes to the Caribbean, prohibition has criminalised both religious and cultural expression. And it's a war that is strictly for the global poor: people in Colorado can grow pot - so why not Colombians?
    788. Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
      In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.
    789. Workers' Memorial Day: North Dakota deadliest state in US
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Tyler Erickson was a floor hand with Heller Casing in Williston, North Dakota, from 2012 until 2014. He specialised in maintaining the casing, which would be lowered into drill holes in what back then were the state’s booming oil fields. Accidents, he says, were a regular occurrence.
    790. Eight Challenges Indian-Language Wikipedias Need to Overcome
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Even after a decade of existence, Indian language Wikipedias are not yet known to many Indian language speakers. Wikipedia, the largest available encyclopedia made in the human history, is what it is today because of the hundreds and thousands of volunteer editors. But while native-language Wikipedias are becoming game-changers in other corners of the world, the scenario in India is skewed.
    791. Exxon Knew CO2 Pollution Was A Global Threat By Late 1970s
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Throughout Exxon’s global operations, the company knew that CO2 was a harmful pollutant in the atmosphere years earlier than previously reported. Exxon corporate documents from the late 1970s state unequivocally "there is no doubt" that CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels was a growing "problem" well understood within the company.
    792. Fossil Capital: the rise of steam power and the roots of global warming
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We all know that coal and steam vanquished over water power in Britain's - and the world's - industrial revolution, writes Irma Allen. But as Andreas Malm sets out in his fascinating new book, the deciding factors in that victory were the unconstrained mastery over people and nature that coal provided mill owners. And so the model was set for the fossil age that may only now be coming to an end.
    793. How Big Oil seeps into Canadian academia
      Canada's oily universities

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For years, Royal Dutch Shell has tried to portray itself as one of the good guys in the battle against climate change. It recently completed improvements to an oil upgrader in Fort Saskatchewan, near Edmonton, to capture up to a third of its greenhouse gas emissions - equivalent to removing the annual pollution of about 250,000 cars.
    794. Luxembourg Puts Journalist and Whistleblowers On Trial for Ruining Its "Magical Fairyland" of Tax Avoidance
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Luxembourg istrying to throw two French whistleblowers and a journalist in prison for their role in the "LuxLeaks" exposé that revealed the tiny country’s outsized role in enabling corporate tax avoidance.
    795. A Pen to Battle Fascism
      Remembering George Seldes (1890-1995)

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      During the course of his life, George Seldes repeatedly accused the American Press of "covering itself in filth" when glorifying fascist regimes, no matter how brutal and undemocratic, as long as it was in the name of anti-Communism.
    796. Preventable Deaths 2016 Infographics
      Resource Type: Photo/Image/Poster
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Infographics from the National COSH report Preventable Deaths 2016, released on April 27, 2016 for Workers' Memorial Week.
    797. Study: NSA Surveillance Has Chilling Effort on Internet Browsing
      Users Feared Reading About 'Sensitive' Topics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new study in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal found that traffic on Wikipedia articles considered "sensitive" or terror-related plummeted drastically in the immediate wake of revelations about broad NSA surveillance of Internet use.
    798. Teenage Girls Increasingly Requesting Labiaplasty to Get the Perfect Designer Vagina
      Very young women are going under the knife to sculpt parts that are still growing and changing.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Never underestimate the power of beauty myths to manufacture inadequacies where before there were none. A little over a decade ago, labiaplasty -- the partial or wholesale removal of parts of the labia minora, aka the inner vaginal lips -- was a relatively obscure plastic surgery, compared with nips, tucks and lifts to various other parts. In more recent years, the number of women opting for the surgery has grown exponentially. Now very young women -- girls still in their teens -- are requesting the procedure in numbers growing so quickly that even some practitioners are concerned.
    799. Toxic Range: the BLM's Growing Chemical Addiction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe dream that new habitat will be created through radical deforestation, and that fuelbreaks will stop fires.
    800. Austerity vs. the Planet:The Future of Labour Environmentalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies, some 400 strong, filled the social space adjacent to the negotiating rooms for several hours, in defiance of a French ban on protests that remained in effect in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks. The ITUC delegation demanded the negotiators go back to the table and make a serious effort to incorporate labour's demands for a just transition – which, at its heart, is concerned with making sure workers in environmentally unsustainable industries are retrained and put to work building a new, sustainable economy.
    801. Big Loser in Wente Plagiarism? Globe's Reputation
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Margaret Wente has been busted, again, for plagiarism. The paper's response, again, has been wholly inadequate. The first scandal, in 2012, damaged the Globe's credibility, largely because of the way it mishandled the affair.
    802. IFIC Welcomes New Member and New Affiliate
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - April 26, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce that Canso Fund Management Ltd. has become a member of IFIC and Versacom Inc. has joined as an affiliate.
    803. More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Another week, another video of police abuse surfaces. This time the video shows San Antonio school resource officer Joshua Kehm body-slamming 12-year-old Rhodes Middle School student Janissa Valdez. Valdez was talking with another student, trying to resolve a verbal conflict between the two, when Kehm entered and attacked her. "Janissa! Janissa, you okay?" a student asked before exclaiming, "She landed on her face!" In a statement on the incident, co-director of the Advancement Project Judith Browne Davis wrote, "Once again, a video captured by a student offers a sobering reminder that we cannot entrust school police officers to intervene in school disciplinary matters that are best suited for trained educators and counselors."
    804. The Return of the Coup in Latin America
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Venezuela and Brazil are the scenes of a new form of coup d'etat that would set the continent's political calendar back to its worst times. Meanwhile, in Argentina, the brutal model for the demolition of democracy is set forward by the continental oligarchic right and the hegemonic forces of US imperialism who wish to impose their model in the region.
    805. Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Having removed the reformist President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Washington is now disposing of the reformist President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff.
    806. Defending Exxon's Denial: It's Their Right to Free Speech!
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the world of science denial, Money is Speech, corporations are people, Donald Trump is Galileo, and apparently, lying to your customers and shareholders is exercising your constitutional rights.
    807. Electoral Politics and the Illusion of Control
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We have all been told a lie. The lie that says democracy can be maintained only through voting, through purely representative, parliamentarian means. When the founding fathers set up the Constitution and Bill of Rights, they were wary of any truly popular, working and middle class control of the United States. Our government was to be run as a republic, designed by elites, for the elites. Our three branches of government were not simply invented for checks and balances: another reason was to stymie any massively popular mandates that would go against the interests of the oligarchy.
    808. In Israel, an Ugly Tide sweeps over Palestinians
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Israel's evermore tribal politics, there is no such thing as a "good" Arab -- and the worst failing in a Jew is to be unmasked as an "Arab lover". Or so was the message last week from Isaac Herzog, head of Israel's so-called peace camp.The shock waves of popular anger at the recent indictment of an Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, on a charge of "negligent homicide" are being felt across Israel's political landscape.
    809. The Lost Partisans
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Italy's April 25 holiday marks the anniversary of the country's liberation from fascism. This day in 1945, antifascist partisan units freed the northern industrial centers of Milan and Turin from the grip of Hitler and Mussolini's remaining loyalists, after Allied forces had swept through the country. Just three days later, in a humiliating epitaph to the twenty-year regime, partisans captured and executed il Duce and his entourage, hanging them upside down in Milan's Piazzale Loreto. Now the resistance is remembered more as representing 'national unity' than working-class resistance to fascism.
    810. Moving forward while celebrating Palestinian art's past
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unlike Other Springs, on display at the Birzeit University Museum in the occupied West Bank through the end of June, pulls off the heavy feat of looking back while moving forward. Conceived as both a celebration and retrospective, the exhibition is guest curated by the museum's formidable founder, the renowned artist Vera Tamari, who oversaw its transformation from the Ethnographic and Art Museum at Birzeit University into the center of contemporary Palestinian and international art that it is today.
    811. Remembering Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Campaign Nonviolence is a movement to build a culture of active nonviolence. We share the stories of nonviolent action, drawing lessons, strength, and strategy from the global grassroots movements for change. This week commemorates the 39th anniversary of the first protest of the Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared.
    812. The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Liberation Theology in Latin America has been an integral part of progressive movements. The Vatican, with the support and guidance from the United States, has sabotaged Liberation Theology in Latin America. Their aim has been to maintain the status quo and stop the progressive forces from taking control.
    813. Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Commuting between land rights negotiations in the city and herding goats on the plains, Edward Loure is at once a traditional Maasai and a modern urbanite. That ability to straddle the two very different worlds he inhabits has been key to his success at having 200,000 acres of land registered into village and community ownership.
    814. Brazil: Social movements reject coup, take to streets
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In response to a recent vote in the lower house of Brazil's parliament in favour of impeaching Workers' Party (PT) President Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's two main coalitions of social movements issued the statement below on April 17, 2016.
    815. Connexions Other Voices -- Science and its enemies
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The April 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. The focus of this issue is science and its enemies.
    816. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
      Science and its enemies

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of the equally sincere lip service they pay to the ideals of democracy. And, in the same way that governments and private corporations devote considerable efforts to undermining the reality of democracy, so too they are frequently found trying to block and subvert science when the evidence it produces runs counter to their interests. Real live scientists doing real live science, it seems, are not nearly as loveable as Science in the abstract.
    817. Beware of Basic Income
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Wouldn't it be great to get a cheque every month just for being you? This is the sweet, fuzzy vision the Ontario and federal Liberals are counting on to sell their latest idea, a basic income. Just this year, the Ontario government laid the groundwork for a pilot project to test the idea. Any actual large-scale program is far off into the future, however, and that's a good thing. We need to take a hard look at the idea, especially in Liberal clothing.
    818. Defend Brazil!
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Enough weeping! Latin America has wept incessantly, continuously, for years, decades and centuries. Its people robbed of everything since the days of Columbus, since Potosi. Tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions have been slaughtered here, in the last five centuries; first by the conquerors, then by their descendants and serfs, and finally by the Empire of Lies as well as the treasonous local 'elites'.
    819. Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, an Israeli NGO, the Israeli government has demolished 28,000 Palestinian structures since the Occupation of the West Bank and Gaza began in 1967, resulting in the homelessness and suffering of untold numbers of people. There is little ambiguity about the morality of this form of ethnic cleansing, and even most Israeli legal scholars agree that it is in contravention of international law.
    820. The Fire Each Time
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, and suddenly there was light, and warmth, and the gathering at the hearth. The gods never forgave, and ever since periodically they thrust a torch into villains' hands and watch the hearths burn and bring the roofs down. Civilization weeps, in Troy, Hiroshima, Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Syria.
    821. Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to see coal-fired power plants and oil refineries and chemical plants shut down we need to have a real vision about what the future looks like for those workers, their families and their communities.
    822. Global pitbulls: the US military mission to support corporate colonialism
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With its 800 bases in 80 countries, the US's global military domination is often seen as an altruistic exercise to ensure world peace and harmony. It is, of course, the opposite: the essential underpinning of the US's predatory economic power, always ready to strike down any challenge to the rights and privileges of its corporate conquerors and financial oligarchy.
    823. James Connolly: The Irish Rebel
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Graphic History Collective is pleased to release GHC member Sean Carleton’s comic book, "James Connolly: The Irish Rebel." Written and illustrated by Sean, the comic book commemorates the life of Irish socialist James Connolly and the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
    824. Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism and Neoliberal Dogma In India
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    825. Military Spending is the Capitalist World's Fuel
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It is common for activists to decry the enormous sums of money spent on the military. Any number of social programs, or schools, or other public benefits could instead be funded. Not least is this the case with the United States, which by far spends the most of any country on its military. The official Pentagon budget for 2015 was $596 billion, but actual spending is far higher. (Figures for 2015 will be used because that is the latest year for which data is available to make international comparisons.) If we add military spending parked in other portions of the U.S. federal government budget, we’re up to $786 billion, according to a study by the War Resisters League. Veterans benefits add another $157 billion. WRL also assigns 80 percent of the interest on the budget deficit, and that puts the grand total well above $1 trillion.
    826. On the Uprisings in France
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      At the beginning of March 2016, France's now ultra-liberal Socialist Party (PS) government officially revealed a labour reforms bill whose objective was to promote the competitiveness of businesses operating in France. The bill, commonly referred to as the El Khomri (the country's Labour Minister) law, was instantly perceived by most leftist factions as a fundamental attack on workers rights and a downright sabotage of the French Labour Code ("Code du Travail"), considered one of Europe's most progressive. The law allows for companies to reach "agreements" with its staff over working conditions without the need to negotiate with trade unions, subjecting workers to employers' arbitrary decisions (in regards to longer hours and lower overtime pay) without any legal protection. It also facilitates mass sackings and individual lay-offs by relaxing French law's constraint on firing and hiring, and casts aside the sacrosanct 35-hour work week in favour of a lengthened, more "flexible" one.
    827. Six steps back to the land: an agricultural revolution for people and countryside
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What's the point of farming? To produce an abundance of wholesome food, writes Colin Tudge, while supporting a flourishing rural economy and a sustainable, biodiverse countryside. Yet the powers that be, determined to advance industrial agriculture at all costs, are achieving the precise opposite. It's time for a revolution in our food and farming culture, led by the people at large.
    828. The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: an Interview with Eva Golinger
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      I believe there is a very strong possibility that President Chavez was assassinated. There were notorious and documented assassination attempts against him throughout his presidency. Most notable was the April 11, 2002 coup d'etat, during which he was kidnapped and set to be assassinated had it not been for the unprecedented uprising of the Venezuelan people and loyal military forces that rescued him and returned him to power within 48 hours. I was able to find irrefutable evidence using the US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), that the CIA and other US agencies were behind that coup and supported, financially, militarily and politically, those involved. Later on, there were other attempts against Chavez.
    829. Here's How To Craft A Winning Climate Message
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A guide to fighting back against dirty energy industry spin when discussing the climate crisis. The Climate Solutions for a Stronger America messaging guide is based on data from a repeat national survey of likely voters. Researchers examined the data to determine how to successfully communicate climate issues and identified three top-performing messages.
    830. The myth of the 'brutal savage' and the mindset of conquest
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 'brutal savage' meme has enjoyed a resurgence in popular culture and establishment narratives, despite abundant evidence that it's fundamentally wrong. But it suits today's dominant mindset of conquest, conflict and colonialism all too well, and serves to justify the ongoing genocide and expropriation of surviving Indigenous Peoples today.
    831. New GMOs are 'not GM' -- EU folds under US pressure
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The EU Commission has caved in to US pressure in TTIP trade talks by deciding to consider organisms modified by new "gene editing" techniques as non-GM -- in violation of the EU's own laws. The move could make the 'new GMOs' exempt from labeling and from health and environmental testing.
    832. The smug style in American liberalism
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The smug style in American liberalism has been growing these past decades and in 2016 it has even found expression in media and in policy, in the attitudes of liberals both visible and private.
    833. Sources HotLink - April 21, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In this issue of Sources Hotlink: The Panama Papers are out and they’re reaking havoc to governments all around the world. They’ve already take down the Icelandic Prime Minister but he won’t be the only one to fall. Meanwhile, in Sudan, the women’s movement struggles and Germany sells out one of their own citizens. Also in this issue, we take a little look at what computer automated journalism looks like and the business value of Reddit.
    834. Top Shale Fracking Executive: We Won't Frack the Rich
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Fracking companies deliberately keep their wells away from the "big houses" of wealthy and potentially influential people, a top executive from one of the country's most prominent shale drilling companies told a gathering of attorneys at a seminar on oil and gas environmental law.
    835. We Can't Save the Economy Unless We Fix Our Debt Addiction
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Our economy has increasingly been financialized, and the result is a sluggish economy and stagnant wages. We need to decide whether to stop the cycle and save the economy at large, or to stay in thrall to our banks and bondholders by leaving the debt hangover from 2008 intact. Without a debt writedown the economy will continue to languish in debt deflation, and continue to polarize between creditors and debtors.
    836. Can we shop our way to a better world?
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In this article Umair Mohammad summarizes arguments from the introduction and first chapter of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism. Mohammad argues that lifestyle change and 'ethical consumerism' are not bridges to effective social change, but barriers to it. To build effective social movements, he says, we must begin by rejecting individualist approaches.