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    2016

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. Blaming Everbody
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Democratic Party brought the 2016 election disaster on themselves.
    10. 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.
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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?
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. 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.
    24. '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.
    25. 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
    26. Missak Manouchian
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Missak Manouchian (1906 - 1944) was a French-Armenian poet and communist activist.
    27. 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.
    28. 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.
    29. 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.
    30. 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.
    31. 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).
    32. 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.
    33. 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.
    34. 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.
    35. 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.
    36. 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.
    37. 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.
    38. 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.
    39. 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.
    40. 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.
    41. 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.
    42. 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.
    43. 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.
    44. 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.
    45. 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.
    46. "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.
    47. 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.
    48. 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.
    49. 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.
    50. 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.
    51. 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.
    52. 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.
    53. 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.
    54. 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.
    55. 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.
    56. 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.
    57. 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.
    58. 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.
    59. Donald Trump and the Vicious Culture of Neoliberal Mass Idiocy
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    60. 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.
    61. Beware Liberals: Ridicule Will Backfire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
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      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.
    62. The Trump Phenomenon, as Seen From Europe
      Resource Type: Article
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      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?
    63. 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.
    64. 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.
    65. 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.
    66. 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.
    67. 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.
    68. The Battle of Cable Street
      Resource Type: Article
      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'.
    69. 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.
    70. 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.
    71. 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."
    72. 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.
    73. 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.
    74. 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.
    75. 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.
    76. 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.
    77. 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.
    78. 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.
    79. A Seismic Shift Toward Socialism in the U.K. Labour Party
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      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.
    80. 'Captain Elder Brother' and the Whirlwind Army
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      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.
    81. 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.
    82. Unreliability, Spinelessness of the Western 'Left'
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      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.
    83. 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.
    84. 50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books
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      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.
    85. 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.
    86. Pentagon Spent Over $500 Million Making Fake Al-Qaeda Videos
      Troops Would Litter Videos Around Sites of Raids

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      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.
    87. Propaganda Techniques of Empire
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      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.
    88. 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?
    89. 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.
    90. 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.
    91. Big Papers Want Foreign Companies, Not War Crime Victims, to Sue US
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      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.
    92. 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.
    93. Corrupted Science: the DEA and Marijuana
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      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.
    94. Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
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      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.
    95. 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.
    96. Israel and Academic Freedom: a Closed Book
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      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.
    97. Thoughtcrimes and Stupidspeak: Our Assault Against Words
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      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.
    98. 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.
    99. 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.
    100. 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.
    101. When Is Direct Military Intervention Not Direct Military Intervention?
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      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.
    102. 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.
    103. 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.
    104. Green by default - how a nudge and wink can save the planet
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      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.
    105. 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.
    106. A Walking Tour of New York's Massive Surveillance Network
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      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.
    107. Anti-Palestine Media Bias Remains Untouchable Even to Canada’s Media Critics
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      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.
    108. 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.
    109. Students Are Pulling a Kaepernick All Over America -- and Being Threatened for It
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      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.
    110. 21st Century Trade Union Conspiracy Trial
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      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.
    111. 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.
    112. What Are We Allowed to Say?
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      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.
    113. 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
    114. The Assassination of Orlando Letelier and the Politics of Silence
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      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?
    115. Evidence FBI Gathered While Running Porn Site Thrown Out Again
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      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.
    116. Why the Food Movement is Unstoppable
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      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.
    117. Responsible advertisers must boycott climate-sceptic Mail, Sun, Times, Telegraph, Express
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      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.
    118. New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose
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      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.
    119. 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’.
    120. 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.
    121. I Was a CIA Whistleblower. Now I’m a Black Inmate. Here’'s How I See American Racism.
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      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.
    122. Menwith Menace: Britain's Complicity In Saudi Arabia's Terror Campaign Against Yemen
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      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.
    123. Facebook Is Collaborating With the Israeli Government to Determine What Should Be Censored
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      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.
    124. How Israel aims to redefine 'ethnic cleansing'
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say.
    125. Long-Secret Stingray Manuals Detail How Police Can Spy on Phones
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      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.
    126. Don't believe the rumours. Universal Grammar is alive and well.
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      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.
    127. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
      Back to School

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      First Published: 2016
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      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.
    128. Containing the United States
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      First Published: 2016
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      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.
    129. Bata’s footprint in Africa: The dark story of Canadian shoe giant
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      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.
    130. No way to remember anything
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      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.
    131. Between Rage and Terror
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the nature of comteporary terror.
    132. Beyond Bernie: The Hidden Potential of Progressive Third Parties
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      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.
    133. Good nutrition begins in healthy soils
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      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.
    134. UK police will soon start bagging people's heads during arrests
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      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.
    135. What's Class Got to Do With It?
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      First Published: 2016
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      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.
    136. Among the Pipeline Fighters in Central Iowa
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Iowans protest the Bakken pipeline, fighting against Big Carbon and 21st century petro-capitalism.
    137. Public Relations Firm Claims to Have Ghost Written Thousands of Op-Eds in Major U.S. Newspapers
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      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."
    138. Workers of the World
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      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?
    139. The Thiaroye massacre, 1944
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      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.
    140. A Different Kind of Safe Space
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      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.
    141. 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.
    142. Echoes From the Past: Creating the Underclass
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      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.
    143. Genocide in Plain Sight: Shooting Bushmen From Helicopters in Botswana
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      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.
    144. How Not To Fund Infrastructure
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      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.
    145. How to spot hazardous 'rip currents' at the beach -- before you get in the water
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      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.
    146. India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
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      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.
    147. The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
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      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.
    148. Greek Debt and the New Financial Imperialism
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      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.
    149. 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.
    150. 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.
    151. 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.
    152. 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.
    153. 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.
    154. 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.
    155. The Perilous Lure of the Underground Railroad
      Hardly anyone used it, but it provides us with moral comfort-and white heroes.

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      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.
    156. 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.
    157. 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'!
    158. 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.
    159. Crimea, Georgia and the New Olympic Sport: Russia Bashing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    160. 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.
    161. 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.
    162. 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.
    163. The Tragic Transgender Contagion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Anguished parents note that entire peer groups seem determined to 'transition' together.
    164. 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.
    165. 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.
    166. Echoes From the Past: Fear of the Masses
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    167. 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.
    168. 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.
    169. 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.
    170. 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.
    171. Delta says 740 flights cancelled after worldwide system outage
      Flights already en route operating normally, U.S. airline says

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      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.
    172. 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.
    173. 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.
    174. Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    175. The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    176. 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.
    177. 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.
    178. 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.
    179. 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.
    180. 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.
    181. 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.
    182. The New York Times Outrage at Trumps Refusal to Demonize Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    183. 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.
    184. 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
    185. 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.
    186. Radical Ambition: A Portrait of the Toronto New Left, 1958-1985
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Phd thesis.
    187. 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.
    188. 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.
    189. 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.
    190. 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.
    191. 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.
    192. 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.
    193. 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.
    194. 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.
    195. 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
    196. 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.
    197. The Real Secret of the South China Sea
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    198. 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
    199. 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
    200. 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.
    201. 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.
    202. 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.
    203. TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Looks into the impact that the TTIP papers will have on the fossil fuel industry and Climate Action.
    204. 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.
    205. 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.
    206. 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.
    207. 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.
    208. 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.
    209. 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.
    210. 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.
    211. Guardian tries to silence Democrat Leak Scandal
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      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.
    212. Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left
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      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.
    213. 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.
    214. Workers and Climate Change: July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
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      Workers and Climate Change is the focus of the July 23, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter.
    215. Neoliberalism Is a Political Project
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      David Harvey gives his views on what neoliberalism is, how it unfolds, and what resistance to it looks like.
    216. 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.
    217. 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.
    218. Political Correctness: Handle with Care
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      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.
    219. 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.
    220. Social Media for Academics
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      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.
    221. 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.
    222. 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.
    223. Before the parade
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      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.
    224. 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.
    225. Interactive map of Latino urban riots and social unrest
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A map that displays Latino riots in the United States from 1964 to 2016.
    226. Charting Environmental Conflict - The Atlas of Environmental Justice
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      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.
    227. 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.
    228. 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.
    229. 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.
    230. 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.
    231. 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.
    232. 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.
    233. 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.
    234. 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.
    235. Canada's Liberal Government Joins NATO's War Escalation
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    236. 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.
    237. 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.
    238. 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.
    239. 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."
    240. 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.
    241. 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.
    242. 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.
    243. 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.
    244. 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.
    245. 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.
    246. 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."
    247. 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.
    248. 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.
    249. 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.
    250. 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.
    251. 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.
    252. 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
    253. 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.
    254. 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.
    255. MyseumIntersections
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    256. 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.
    257. 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."
    258. 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.
    259. 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.
    260. 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.
    261. 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.
    262. 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.
    263. 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.
    264. 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.
    265. 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.
    266. 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.
    267. 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.
    268. 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."
    269. 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.
    270. 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.
    271. 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.
    272. 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.
    273. 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.
    274. 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.
    275. 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.
    276. 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.
    277. 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.
    278. 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.
    279. 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.
    280. 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
    281. 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.
    282. 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.
    283. 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'.
    284. 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.
    285. 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.
    286. 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.
    287. 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.
    288. 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.
    289. 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.
    290. 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.
    291. 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.
    292. 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.
    293. 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.
    294. 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.
    295. 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.
    296. 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.
    297. 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?
    298. 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.
    299. 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.
    300. 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.
    301. 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.
    302. 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.
    303. 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.
    304. 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.
    305. 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.
    306. 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.
    307. 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.
    308. 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.
    309. 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.
    310. 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.
    311. 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.
    312. 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.
    313. 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.
    314. 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.
    315. 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.'
    316. 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".
    317. 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.
    318. 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.
    319. Rescuing Memory: the Humanist Interview with Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    320. 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.
    321. 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.
    322. 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.
    323. 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.
    324. 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.



    325. 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.
    326. 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.
    327. 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.
    328. 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.
    329. 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.
    330. 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.
    331. 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.
    332. 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.
    333. 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.
    334. 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.
    335. 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.
    336. 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.
    337. 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.
    338. 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.
    339. 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.
    340. 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.
    341. 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.
    342. 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.
    343. 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.
    344. 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.
    345. 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.
    346. 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.
    347. 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."
    348. 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.
    349. 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.
    350. 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.
    351. 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
    352. 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.
    353. 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.
    354. 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.
    355. 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.
    356. 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.
    357. 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.
    358. 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.
    359. 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.
    360. 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.
    361. 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.
    362. 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.
    363. 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.
    364. 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.
    365. 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.
    366. 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.
    367. 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.
    368. 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.
    369. 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.
    370. 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.
    371. 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.
    372. 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.
    373. 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.
    374. 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.
    375. 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.
    376. 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.
    377. 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.
    378. 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.
    379. 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.
    380. 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.
    381. 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.
    382. 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.
    383. 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.
    384. 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.
    385. 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.
    386. 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.
    387. 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.
    388. 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'.
    389. 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.
    390. 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.
    391. 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.
    392. 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.
    393. 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.
    394. 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."
    395. 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.
    396. '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.
    397. 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.
    398. 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.
    399. 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.
    400. 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.
    401. 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.
    402. 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.
    403. 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.
    404. 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.
    405. 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.
    406. 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.
    407. 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.
    408. 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.
    409. 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.
    410. 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.
    411. 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.
    412. 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.
    413. 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.
    414. 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.
    415. 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.
    416. 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.
    417. 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.
    418. 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.
    419. 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.
    420. 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.
    421. 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.
    422. 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.
    423. 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.
    424. 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.
    425. 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.
    426. 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.
    427. 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.
    428. 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.
    429. 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.
    430. 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.
    431. 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.
    432. 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.
    433. 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.
    434. 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.
    435. 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.
    436. 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.
    437. 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
    438. 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.
    439. 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.
    440. 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.
    441. Still Wavy After All These Years: Flower Geezer Turns 80
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    442. 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.
    443. 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.
    444. 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.
    445. 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).
    446. 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
    447. 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.
    448. 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.
    449. 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.
    450. 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
    451. 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.
    452. 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.
    453. 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.
    454. 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.
    455. 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.
    456. 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."
    457. 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.
    458. 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.
    459. 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.
    460. 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.
    461. 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.
    462. 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.
    463. 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.
    464. 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.
    465. 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.
    466. 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.
    467. 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'.
    468. 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.
    469. 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.
    470. 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.
    471. Organic Farmers Are Not Anti-Science but Genetic Engineers Often Are
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    472. 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.
    473. 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.
    474. 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."
    475. 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%
    476. 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.
    477. 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
    478. 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.
    479. 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.
    480. 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.
    481. Joy Kogawa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    482. 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.
    483. 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.
    484. 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.
    485. 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.
    486. 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.
    487. 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.
    488. 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
    489. 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.
    490. 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.
    491. 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.
    492. 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
    493. 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.
    494. 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.
    495. 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.
    496. 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.
    497. 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.
    498. 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.
    499. 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.
    500. 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.
    501. 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.
    502. 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.
    503. 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.
    504. 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
    505. 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
    506. 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
    507. 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.
    508. 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.
    509. 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.
    510. 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
    511. 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.
    512. 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.
    513. 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.
    514. 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?
    515. 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?
    516. 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.
    517. 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.
    518. 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.
    519. 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.
    520. 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.
    521. 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.
    522. 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.
    523. 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.
    524. 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.
    525. 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.
    526. 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.
    527. 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.
    528. 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.
    529. 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.
    530. 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.
    531. 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.
    532. 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?
    533. 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.
    534. 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.
    535. 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
    536. What are the components of an innovative economic transformation?
      Where to find new competitive models

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    537. 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
    538. 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.
    539. 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.
    540. 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.
    541. 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.
    542. 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.
    543. The Evolution of Union Co-ops and the Historical Development of Workplace Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    544. 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.
    545. 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.
    546. 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.
    547. 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."
    548. 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.
    549. 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
    550. 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?
    551. 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.
    552. 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.
    553. 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.
    554. 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.
    555. 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.
    556. 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.
    557. 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.
    558. 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.
    559. 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.
    560. 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.
    561. 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.
    562. 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.
    563. 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.
    564. Big Loser in Wente Plagiarism? Globe's Reputation
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    565. IFIC Welcomes New Member and New Affiliate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    566. More Than a Few Rogue Cops: the Disturbing History of Police in Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      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."
    567. The Return of the Coup in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    568. Washington Launches Its Attack Against BRICS
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    569. Defending Exxon's Denial: It's Their Right to Free Speech!
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    570. Electoral Politics and the Illusion of Control
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    571. In Israel, an Ugly Tide sweeps over Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    572. The Lost Partisans
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    573. Moving forward while celebrating Palestinian art's past
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    574. Remembering Argentina's Mothers of the Disappeared
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    575. The Rise and Fall of Liberation Theology in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    576. Securing communal land rights for Tanzania's Indigenous Peoples
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    577. Brazil: Social movements reject coup, take to streets
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    578. Connexions Other Voices -- Science and its enemies
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    579. 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.
    580. Beware of Basic Income
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    581. Defend Brazil!
      Resource Type: Article
      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'.
    582. Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine: Home Demolitions on the Rise
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    583. The Fire Each Time
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    584. Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    585. Global pitbulls: the US military mission to support corporate colonialism
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    586. James Connolly: The Irish Rebel
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    587. Journalism, Pro-GMO Triumphalism and Neoliberal Dogma In India
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    588. Military Spending is the Capitalist World's Fuel
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    589. On the Uprisings in France
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    590. Six steps back to the land: an agricultural revolution for people and countryside
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    591. The Strange Death of Hugo Chavez: an Interview with Eva Golinger
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    592. Here's How To Craft A Winning Climate Message
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    593. The myth of the 'brutal savage' and the mindset of conquest
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    594. New GMOs are 'not GM' -- EU folds under US pressure
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    595. 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.
    596. Top Shale Fracking Executive: We Won't Frack the Rich
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    597. We Can't Save the Economy Unless We Fix Our Debt Addiction
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    598. Can we shop our way to a better world?
      Resource Type: Article
      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.
    599. Corbyn's Millions - Blair's Millions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While 'social media' like Facebook and Twitter are forms of corporate media, it is unarguable that they and other web-based outlets have helped empower a serious challenge to traditional print and broadcast journalism. For the first time in history, uncompromised non-corporate voices are able to instantly challenge the filtered 'mainstream' version of events. This certainly helps explain the rise of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn, Podemos in Spain, and now Bernie Sanders in the US.
    600. Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The gloomy and repulsive night when the female President of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever live in infamy.
    601. The path to power: 'Let's commit to the long haul'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The following discussion of strategy for social change, by Umair Muhammad, was first published under the title "An Altered Position," as an afterword to the second edition of his book Confronting Injustice: Social Activism in the Age of Individualism.
    602. Talking about radicalization
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the problems with discussing the concept of radicalization is that it can mean all things to all people. In one sense it simply means 'the process by which terrorists become terrorists'. But, radicalization, particularly as it is discussed in political and popular discourse, has also come to embody certain ideas about how that process takes place: For instance, that the acceptance of extremist religious ideas is the first step in leading people to violence; that there are certain stages through which people move from belief to terror; that there are certain tell tale signatures of radicalization; and so on.
    603. Venezuela's Opposition: Attacking Its Own People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The corporate media would have you believe that Venezuela is a dictatorship on the verge of political and economic collapse; a country where human rights crusaders and anti-government, democracy-seeking activists are routinely rounded up and thrown in jail. Indeed, the picture from both private media in Venezuela, as well as the mainstream press in the US, is one of a corrupt and tyrannical government desperately trying to maintain its grip on power while the opposition seeks much-needed reforms. In fact, the opposite is true.
    604. The hidden treasures of Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A small room on a rooftop in the occupied Gaza Strip’s crowded Beach refugee camp resembles a miniature archaeological museum. It is the workshop of Nafez Abed, 55, who studies archaeological artifacts in order to replicate them in exquisite detail. Abed copies antiquities photographed in history books and ones he’s seen during visits to archaeological sites across Gaza, which many a civilization has passed through, as well as in other Arab countries and Europe.
    605. How Did We Get Into This Mess?
      Politics, Equality, Nature

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This selection from George Monbiot's journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do.
    606. Scientists reveal Jewish history's forgotten Turkish roots
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Israeli-born geneticist believes the Turkish villages of Iskenaz, Eskenaz and Ashanaz were part of the original homeland for Ashkenazic Jews.
    607. Sharing the Intense Experience - VOW attends UNCSW60
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Over 20 women from Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) in March along with 4000 other NGOs from around the world - all ages, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.
    608. Truth Is The First Casualty Of War: Nagorno-Karabakh And Media Misinformation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Crimean War, in mid-19th century, introduced the world to the cardigan, the raglan jersey, and the balaclava headdress. It also introduced a new profession: the foreign correspondent. And almost immediately after the war the axiom "truth is the first casualty of war" was born because of the falsehoods spread by foreign correspondents on both sides.
    609. The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.
    610. Beth Macy, Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town (2014) (Review)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    611. In Service to Scarcity: The Pursuit of Value as the Production of Poverty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This essay argues that exploring the roots and subsequent development of capitalist value theory over the course of the nineteenth century reveals a Janus-faced project:on the one hand, the development of a popular narrative which insists upon the "natural" inevitability of the scarcity which both backs value and precludes socialism, and on the other, an esoteric discussion of the need to channel the labor-power of society in directions that maintain the scarcity of the goods for which the majority exchange their time.
    612. On Lenin and the Right to National Self-Determination
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      I’d suggest that the Leninist formulations of policy on the national question do not deserve to be taken seriously as poles of debate on the matter. More precisely, they should be viewed as all but completely hypocritical.
    613. US Party Elites Hemorrhage at the Edges
      Editorial

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      American party politics have been dominated for so long by the "same old, same old" that with months to go until November, 2016 already stands out as an exception. Most clearly in the case of the Republicans, but palpable as well with the Democrats, the "center-right" and "center-left" elites, who have graciously taken turns administering year-in, year-out misery for more than forty years, have lost control. It appears that Washington and Wall Street are loathed by a majority of people across the spectrum.
    614. Australian police access journalists' metadata without a warrant
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the actions of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in secretly accessing a journalists' metadata without a warrant.
    615. The Case Against Glyphosate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On 13 April, 2016, the EU Parliament called on the European Commission to restrict certain permitted uses of the toxic herbicide glyphosate, best known in Monsanto's Roundup formulation.
    616. Crime & Public Shaming
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Shaming is one of the oldest forms of social regulation and, in the U.S., has long been employed to enforce social order -- specifically to fight crime and suppress unacceptable beliefs and practices. Today, there is an apparent rise of public shaming either as an alternative or supplement to incarceration. On February 8th, 2016, Pres. Obama signed the “International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking” (H.R. 515), the first law in U.S. history in which a special symbol will be placed on a citizen's U.S. passport to identify that the individual was convicted of a sex crime.
    617. The Easter Rising, My Grandfather and the Untold Story of Sir Roger Casement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The 100th anniversary of the Easter uprising of 1916 saw the beginnings of a deeper appreciation of the achievements of Sir Roger Casement who was hanged as a traitor in Pentonville prison on 3 August 1916. Over the following century he has never lacked for notoriety, famous as an Irish patriotic martyr, but discussion of his life has frequently focused on his sexuality and revolved around the "Black Diaries" that were covertly used by the British government to blacken Casement's name and sabotage the campaign against his execution.
    618. Fiction v nonfiction - English literature's made-up divide
      Fiction v non: an English affliction?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some cultures do not distinguish between fiction and nonfiction - and instead talk of 'stories'. Is that a barrier to English-language writers and publishers? Or should they just learn to enjoy telling stories?
    619. The Perfect Organizer - Almost
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Fred Ross, Sr. was as close to the perfect embodiment of the myth of the organizer as is humanly possible. Cesar Chavez called him "my secret weapon". In "Finding and Making Leaders," Nicholas Von Hoffman, Saul Alinsky's favorite organizer, said, "The good organizer ... judges his work a success when he can leave the organization without even being missed. He is rare, rarer than first-rate leadership, but he exists ... and he can work in almost any situation."
    620. Revolution Never Sleeps: Nuit Debout in France and Beyond
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The movement Nuit debout -- 'night on our feet' or 'stand up night!' -- is a potent reminder of the existence of an indefatigable global struggle against the neoliberal credo and all of its devastating consequences. Although it has deep roots, like all sociopolitical movements, it has come into its own since the prolongation of a March 31st, 2016 general strike (grève générale) and mass protest against French labor reforms, which aim at further consolidating class power and rendering the status of the labor force even more precarious. It quickly mutated like so many other recent movements from a circumscribed protest into an extended and rapidly spreading occupation.
    621. Save the Tiger, Keep the People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the fate of India’s forest-dwelling peoples: and how many will be aware that so many of them are being illegally evicted as part of the drive to conserve flora and fauna? Despite having co-existed with tigers and other animals for centuries, many of India's tribal peoples are currently being persecuted in the name of conservation.
    622. "The Term has Become Meaningless to Me": on Violence, Social Change, and Nonviolent Communication
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Violence means different things to different people. While some people find it important to show their opposition to acts like touching someone against their will or supporting an oppressive regime, others mill about in confusion around the middle of the space when facing supposedly unambiguous statements such as "murder is violent." Participants from the same family or the same activist group disagree on the classification of certain acts as violent. In our context, two important questions arise out of this apparent incoherence of the term: what are the implications for Nonviolent Communication? And, what does this mean about nonviolence as a political strategy for social change?
    623. There's No Place for Clean Water Under 'Free Trade'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Yet another standoff between clean drinking water and mining profits has taken shape in Colombia, where two corporations insist their right to pollute trumps human health and the environment. As is customary in these cases, it is clean water that is the underdog here.
    624. Away with the gatekeepers!
      The bane of cultural appropriation

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the the controversies over 'cultural appropriation' and what they reveal about the degradation of contemporary campaigns for social justice.
    625. The Disneyfied Narrative of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Pinocchio and Little Red Riding Hood still believe in the impartiality of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). I have yet to meet either a partial or an impartial Serb that shares their sentiments. Toward the political bazaar in Hague the Serbs feel what has been hurled at them by the institution’s creators since the early 1990s -- disdain, occasional profanity, and boiling resentment. Those are the only self-defense tools available to the tired citizens of a small, impoverished country.
    626. The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as 'barbaric', 'bestial', who should not be perceived as people.
    627. Revolutionary Feminism, Communist Interventions vol. 3
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The third volume of the Communist Interventions reader series, on Revolutionary Feminism. A century of debates between communist, anarchist, and radical feminist militants on women's oppression and capitalism.
    628. Latest Corbyn Hit-Piece: He earns MP's Salary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If I hadn’t seen for myself that this article "exposing" Jeremy Corbyn was published on the Daily Telegraph’s website, I would have assumed it was a spoof from The Onion – an even more preposterous one than normal.
    629. The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as 'barbaric', 'bestial', who should not be perceived as people.
    630. 2,500 Years of Class Hatred
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Class struggle never existed without hatred of the poor. And neither has racism. Boots Riley's recent article, posted in The Guardian, systematically dispels the myth of black-on-black crime advocated by Bill Clinton. Rather than pointing the image of failure at black people in the US, Riley insists, the mirror should be redirected to class war and the failure of liberal democracy. The condition of black people will advance with economic prosperity, not punitive drug laws.
    631. UC Davis spent $175,000 to scrub online pepper spray references
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The University of California, Davis, contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub the Internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper spraying of students and to improve the reputations of both the university and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, newly released documents show.
    632. What is to be done with the banks? Radical proposals for radical changes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Nine years after the outbreak of the financial crisis that continues to produce damaging social effects through the austerity policies imposed on victim populations, it's time to take another look at the commitments that were made at that time by bankers, financiers, politicians and regulatory bodies. Those four players have failed fundamentally in the promises they made in the wake of the crisis – to moralise the banking system, separate commercial banks from investment banks, end exorbitant salaries and bonuses, and finally finance the real economy. We didn't believe those promises at the time, and for good reason.
    633. Capitalism and Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the United States, many take for granted that freedom and democracy are inextricably connected with capitalism. Milton Friedman, in his book Capitalism and Freedom, went so far as to argue that capitalism was a necessary condition for both.
    634. Pipeline Rights vs Private Property Rights
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The U.S. natural gas industry views private property with less reverence than it did when the shale gas revolution began 10 years ago. Companies are chomping at the bit to build new pipelines that will move natural gas and natural gas liquids to profitable markets. However, building a single long-haul pipeline is a timely and costly endeavour that often requires working with hundreds of individual private property owners to create a right of way.
    635. The War on Savings: the Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers," leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In an April 3, 2016 article titled "Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak," UK blogger Craig Murray writes that the whistleblower no doubt had good intentions; but he made the mistake of leaking his 11.5 million documents to the corporate-controlled Western media, which released only those few documents incriminating opponents of Western financial interests.
    636. Climate justice movement shakes Canada's New Democratic Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention, argues Richard Fidler, opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the NDP.
    637. EFF to Copyright Office: Improper Content Takedowns Hurt Online Free Expression
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Safe Harbors Work for Rightsholders and Service Providers. Content takedowns based on unfounded copyright claims are hurting online free expression, says Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
    638. The Nagorno-Karabakh Story the US Does Not Want You to Know
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the early morning hours of April 1-2, 2016, Azerbaijan launched a major military offensive into the disputed region Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) that's been controlled and defended by NK Armenian forces since the Russian brokered truce ended a bloody three year war in 1994. While Azeri President Ilham Aliyev was flying back to Baku after meeting 24 hours earlier with John Kerry in Washington who claimed "an ultimate resolution" had been reached, Azerbaijan was already once again at war with the NK Armenians.
    639. Panama Papers show that capitalism is working perfectly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While corporate fraud is gargantuan in its scale, it is not the expression of a system that "isn't working". In fact, this is the way the system is designed to work.
    640. Connexions Other Voices - Corporate Crime
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Other Voices, the bi-weekly newsletter published by Connexions, focuses on Corporate Crime in its April 9, 2016 issue.
    641. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
      Corporate Crime

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
      There are movements demanding that corporations be held accountable for their crimes in a serious way, and, specifically, that corporate executives should face jail time when the corporation they are in charge of engage in behaviour that causes death, injury, and illness. Our topic of the week for this issue of Other Voices is Corporate Crime, and a number articles, as well as a book, a film, and a website, explore aspects of the problem.
    642. Why Sitting Bull was right about Washington's lack of integrity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      That integrity is a foreign land where Washington is concerned is an inarguable fact. In the latest example, the failure to complete the construction of a nuclear disposal plant agreed with Russia once again leaves Washington's credibility in tatters.
    643. Australia's rebel heritage of poetry and song
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ballads like the one published in Borough, London, by the famous printer HP Such, had been sold on the streets of the towns and cities from which convicts were transported to Australia from the First Fleet onwards. This street literature was hawked for less than a penny and was sung, or "chaunted" by the seller to a large audience, many of them poor. HP Such's ballad provides us with a sample of the early industrial working class' emotional and political understanding of the rising empire.
    644. The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The striking thing about re-reading Marx's Communist Manifesto is how each time you return to it, it seems more not less relevant than the last time. Chillingly, it seems to be describing the globalised, war-torn, crisis-ridden world of the 21st century. In many ways this is because it is a document ahead of its time, whist being firmly rooted in it. Its predictive power and vision are central to its resonance.
    645. Philanthropic colonialism: embedding agribusiness and GMOs into African agriculture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Perhaps all the 'do gooders' busy forcing industrial models of agriculture onto poor but independent African farmers really do think they are helping them. But if so they are deeply deluded. All they will achieve is the takeover of export-oriented agribusiness and GMOs, the destruction of agroecological farming systems, and a future of debt and landlessness.
    646. The Empire Strikes Back
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If you argue a case strongly on the internet you must expect to receive robust argument back. Plus the odd insult. There has been plenty of both in reaction to my posts about corporate media control of access to the data in the Panama Papers. But I believe it is fair to say that the overwhelming public feeling I have picked up through monitoring online discussion worldwide, is that the full data should be made available online in searchable form so that the public can look through it and form their own conclusions.
    647. Fishers and plunderers: The tragedy of the commodity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Overfishing, pollution and warming water have pushed the world’s oceans into crisis. If nothing is done the results will be catastrophic for marine systems and the billions of humans who rely on them. To stop this destruction our society has to be organized in a completely different way.
    648. Israel: The Broken Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Book review - Israel: The Broken Silence.
    649. Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A philosophy journal that focuses on the teachings of philosopher Alain Badiou has apparently fallen victim to yet another Sokal hoax, and has retracted a fake article submitted by authors trying to expose the publication's weaknesses. The paper, "Ontology, Neutrality and the Strive for (non-)Being-Queer," attributed to Benedetta Tripodi of the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza in Romania, is apparently the work of two academics, who submitted the absurd article to Badiou Studies to expose its lack of rigor in accepting papers.
    650. Reading Eduardo Galeano Through Palestinian Eyes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano is best remembered for chronicling five centuries of colonialism, genocide, pillage, and structural inequality in the Americas. His pen dug through the bleeding heart of Latin America, unearthing forgotten stories of resistance, exploring the roots of injustice and exploitation, and amplifying the voices of the outcasts and misfits.
    651. Nest's move to stop supporting Revolv smart hub leaves customers with costly 'brick'
      Internet of Things customers need to be aware what will and will not work without internet

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Here's a major downside to the so-called Internet of Things -- companies can potentially disconnect your smart devices and leave them essentially useless at any time.
    652. World Bank Orders Venezuela To Pay Crystallex $1.4 Billion For Gold Mine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ordered the government of Venezuela to pay $1.386 billion to Crystallex, a bankrupt Canadian gold mining company, for canceling a 2002 permit to mine for gold in the Imataca Forest Reserve.
    653. Chimney swift project asks Manitobans to preserve habitat for sooty bird
      Threatened species has undergone massive population declines over last 60 years, biologist says

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It used to be the case that chimney swifts nested deep inside the rotten, hollowed-out trunks of dying old growth trees. They build bracket nests using twigs and saliva, which they stick to the sides of vertical surfaces. As forests were cleared for developments, the birds adapted to urban environments by nesting in chimneys but that habitat is disappearing as well.
      Modern furnace guidelines generally suggest building owners cap or line old chimneys to prevent anything from getting inside. Over time, chimneys have also been torn down, replaced or fallen into varying states of disrepair, jeopardizing the future of the chimney swift species.
    654. Days of Rage
      America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements in the United States in the 1970s.
    655. Nest Reminds Customers That Ownership Isn't What It Used to Be
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Nest Labs, a home automation company acquired by Google in 2014, will disable some of its customers' home automation control devices in May. This move is causing quite a stir among people who purchased the $300 Revolv Hub devices -- customers who reasonably expected that the promised "lifetime" of updates would enable the hardware they paid for to actually work, only to discover the manufacturer can turn their device into a useless brick when it so chooses.
    656. The Occupation of the American Mind
      Israel's Public Relations War in the United States

      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An eye-opening look at pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, the film explores how the Israeli government, the U.S. government, and the pro-Israel lobby have joined forces, often with very different motives, to shape American media coverage of the conflict in Israel's favour.
    657. Spies and shadowy allies lurk in secret, thanks to firm’s bag of tricks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Panama Papers reveal how spies and CIA gun-runners use offshore companies to stay hidden. Offshore world blurs the line between legitimate business and the world of espionage.
    658. Academics can change the world -- if they stop talking only to their peers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Public outreach or engagement is not valued enough in universities where the emphasis is on research journal articles with tiny readerships for communication. The "publish or perish" culture is a reality at universities all over the world.
    659. "All changed, changed utterly": The historical significance of the Irish Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The problem with political anniversaries is that they often focus on specific dates in the past without any recognition that they are part of a longer process. Easter Monday 1916 is an iconic date in Irish history that all and sundry seek to appropriate, but it can only be understood by what preceded and followed it.
    660. At the forefront of revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The gains won by the women's liberation movement during the 1960s and 1970s, such as the right to divorce and increased reproductive rights, are real material gains. Women are told that in Britain we have never had it so good. And on the surface that can appear to be true. But, as Judith Orr points out in Marxism and Women's Liberation, "much has changed for women, but too much has not".
    661. Emerging workers' movements
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Since the 1980s the institutionalisation of global neoliberalism has been pursued based on a range of ideological claims which have been advanced (or at least accepted) across the political spectrum. These claims include the arguments that the working class is increasingly a thing of the past, both structurally (as industry gives way to services and information) and politically (as traditional left parties embrace varieties of neoliberalism); that globalisation is reducing world poverty and that as a result the global middle class is expanding rapidly; and, seemingly logically, that radical politics are a thing of the past.
    662. Genetically Modified Crops Can Thrive as the World Warms
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Genetically engineering photosynthesis in plants could take advantage of rising global temperatures and increased levels of carbon dioxide, US scientists say. They believe this could achieve much higher yields on the same amount of land and help to stave off the prospect of widespread hunger as human populations increase.
    663. The Great Acceleration
      An Environmental History of the Anthropocene since 1945

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Since the mid-twentieth century, the accelerating pace of energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and population growth has thrust the planet into a massive uncontrolled experiment. The Great Acceleration explains its causes and consequences, highlighting the role of energy systems, as well as trends in climate change, urbanization, and environmentalism.
    664. In the belly of the beast
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In these days of intense state and media racism, any book that offers a deeper understanding of the role of anti-racist and black liberation struggles is invaluable. Høgsbjerg’s book provides a thorough and engrossing account of such struggles in the colonial world and in the belly of the imperial beast -- where C L R James lived from 1932 to 1938. James left Britain ten years before the Windrush docked in London; the story of his time in the UK is a valuable insight into the vibrant political organisations built by black people in Britain before what is generally considered to be the start of "Black British History".
    665. Katrina, Climate Justice and Fish Dinners: Social Justice Lawyer Colette Pichon Battle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Colette Pichon Battle gave up a great job working as a corporate immigration lawyer in Washington DC to live in a tent in front of her flooded family home 50 miles from downtown New Orleans. She is now a much honored director of a small but powerful non-profit climate justice human rights firm advocating all along the Gulf Coast. Why the big change in her life? Katrina, climate justice and fish dinners.
    666. The meaning of the school testing obsession
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This article focuses on the new frontiers for the calculation of human productivity in its earliest forms, in early years education in Britain; but the general points are applicable across continents and educational age-phases. It will be argued that the English baseline test is just one example of the policing of capital's interests in our classrooms, but a particularly pernicious one for the way it reaches deep into the experience of the youngest children.
    667. PostCapitalism: A reply to Pete Green
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    668. Reassessing Podemos
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    669. Revolutionary workers' movements and parliaments in Germany 1918-23
      A reply to Tony Phillips

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    670. Shakespeare belongs to us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      We don’t know a great deal about William Shakespeare’s life. The records are scant and, in the absence of personal testimony, we know nothing of his intimate feelings or thoughts.
    671. Some questions about the lost German Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    672. Tatchell's reply: "A new left-wing McCarthyism"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The future of progressive politics is under threat, again. But this time from the left. Historically, socialists and greens have made gains by building broad alliances around a common goal, such as the campaigns against the poll tax and the bombing of Syria. We united together diverse people who often disagreed on other issues. Through this unity and solidarity, we won. Nowadays, we are witnessing a revival of far 'left' sectarian politics and it is infecting the Green Party too. Zealous activists, seemingly motivated by a desire to be more 'left' and pure than rivals, are putting huge energy into fighting and dragging down other campaigners.
    673. Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be a wonderful thing.
      Unfortunately the leaker has made the dreadful mistake of turning to the western corporate media to publicise the results. In consequence the first major story, published today by the Guardian, is all about Vladimir Putin and a cellist on the fiddle. As it happens I believe the story and have no doubt Putin is bent.
      But why focus on Russia? Russian wealth is only a tiny minority of the money hidden away with the aid of Mossack Fonseca. In fact, it soon becomes obvious that the selective reporting is going to stink.
    674. Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption
      Millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A massive leak of documents exposes the offshore holdings of current and former world leaders, politicians , public officials, and wealthy individuals around the world.
    675. How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions
      Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down
      Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ownership of offshore assets in protracted divorce proceedings.
    676. Key findings: The Panama Papers by the numbers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama.
    677. Leak Ties Ethics Guru to Three Men Charged in FIFA Scandal
      Secret documents show how deeply the world of soccer has become enmeshed in the world of offshore havens

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Four of the 16 FIFA officials indicted in the United States used offshore companies created by Mossack Fonseca. Files show offshore companies used by some soccer players to hold money from image rights deals. Offshore revelations extend beyond soccer to other sports including hockey and golf.
    678. The Panama Papers
      Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Cash

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Panama Papers is a global investigation into the sprawling, secretive industry of offshore that the world’s rich and powerful use to hide assets and skirt rules by setting up front companies in far-flung jurisdictions. Based on a trove of more than 11 million leaked files, the investigation exposes a cast of characters who use offshore companies to facilitate bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.
    679. Panama Papers: The Power Players
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This interactive presentation produced by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) explores the stories behind the use of offshore companies of politicians and their relatives and associates -- more than 100 in all. Among them are 12 current or former country leaders and 33 other politicians and public officials with direct connections to structures in tax havens. Their names appeared inside a cache of 11.5 million leaked files from Panama's Mossack Fonseca, one of the biggest offshore service providers.
    680. Panamanian Law Firm Is Gatekeeper To Vast Flow of Murky Offshore Secrets
      Files show client roster that includes drug dealers, Mafia members, corrupt politicians and tax evaders - and wrongdoing galore

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Founding partners of Mossack Fonseca had international pedigrees and backgrounds in the worlds of money, power and secrets. The law firm helps clients respond swiftly to changes in laws, shifting business from one secrecy jurisdiction to another. Among additional services offered are yacht and plane registrations, and, for some clients, handling of finances. Mossack Fonseca kept a low profile -- until recent scandals brought international attention.
    681. Stairway to Tax Heaven
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A news role-play game featuring three fictitious characters: Juan Penalti (Soccer Player), Polly Tissien (Politician) and Edmund von Kronen (Business Executive). Welcome to the secret world of offshore. Your goal is to navigate this parallel universe and hide your cash away. Don’t worry! Lawyers, wealth managers and bankers are there to help you. Pick a character and don't get caught.
    682. How can we destroy capitalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Corporate Watch's new publication, 'Capitalism, What is it and how can we destroy it?' provides an accessible introduction to capitalism and explores how we might bring about its ending. What is capitalism? An economic system built on private property, markets, exploitation and profit, enforced by state violence. But also, digging deeper, a culture of fear and passivity, in which we learn to see the natural world, other people, and even ourselves, as objects to be owned and managed, bought and sold.
    683. The Zionist educator we should have listened to
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      At a time when Israel's education minister sees only Jews as moral, it is worth remembering a prominent Zionist educator who taught us that things could have turned out differently.
    684. The Cowards' Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The condemnation of Radovan Karadzic to forty years of imprisonment by the International Crime Tribunal-Yugoslavia occasions these reflections.
    685. Indicting the System with Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In this interview Noam Chomsky brings once more to bear on current and historical events his eviscerating analysis of power systems.
    686. Krankenkassenvergleich - Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung im Vergleich
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Während es in den meisten Ländern mit einem gesetzlichen Krankenversicherungssystem nur eine zentrale Krankenkasse gibt, sind es in Deutschland viele Kassen, die sich trotz gleicher gesetzlicher Grundlage in ihren Leistungen und Beiträgen unterscheiden. Viele Versicherte überrascht, dass es so viele verschiedene Krankenkassen gibt (aktuell sind es etwa 150 Kassen).
    687. Left Behind by Good Friday
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In 1969 Bernadette Devlin traveled to the United States on a fundraising tour. At age twenty-two, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Westminster and already a veteran of the Northern Irish Civil Rights Movement and the radical student group People's Democracy.
    688. The Lies of Neoliberal Economics (or How America Became a Nation of Sharecroppers)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Michael Hudson and Chris Hedges talk about how America become a nation of 'sharecroppers'.
    689. Marx's Theory of Working-Class Precariousness
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the last decade and a half the concept of worker precariousness has gained renewed currency among social scientists. This trend grew more pronounced after the Great Financial Crisis of 2007–2009, which left in its wake a period of deep economic stagnation that still persists in large parts of the global economy. Most scholars define precariousness by reference to what workers lack, including such factors as: ready access to paid employment, protection from arbitrary firing, possibility for advancement, long-term job stability, adequate safety, development of new skills, living wages, and union representation.
    690. To spread the revolution: anarchist archives and libraries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Notes on why anarchists have created libraries (past and present) and some of the challenges they face, drawing on a survey of current anarchist libraries, anarchist history, and the author's own experiences at the Kate Sharpley Library.
    691. Agroecology Case Studies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The thirty-three case studies shed light on the tremendous success of agroecological agriculture across the African continent. They demonstrate with facts and figures how an agricultural transformation respectful of farmers and their environment can yield immense economic, social, and food security benefits while also fighting climate change and restoring soils and the environment.
    692. Bloggers Under Fire: The Fatal Consequences of Free Thinking in Bangladesh
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Six secular Bangladeshi writers have been killed since November of 2014: Rajshahi University professor AKM Shafiul Islam, literary publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan, and bloggers Avijit Roy, Oyasiqur Rahman Babu, Ananta Bijoy Das and Niloy Neel. At least a dozen more bloggers and progressive activists have been killed and scores of others attacked or threatened with death for their progressive and secular views since 2005.
    693. How Propaganda (Actually) Works
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Political propaganda employs the ideals of liberal democracy to undermine those very ideals, the dangers of which, not even its architects fully understand.
    694. Kunduz Killers Go Free
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the night of October 3, 2015, a United States Air Force AC-130 gunship repeatedly attacked a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Forty-two people were killed and dozens wounded. The US military plane conducted five strafing runs over the course of more than an hour despite MSF pleas to Afghan, US and Nato officials to call off the attack.
    695. Brazil, like Russia, Under Attack by Hybrid War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Colour revolutions would never be enough; Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony. The ideological matrix and the modus operandi of color revolutions by now are a matter of public domain. Not so much the concept of Unconventional War (UW).
    696. International Injustice: the Conviction of Radovan Karadzic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last Thursday, news reports were largely devoted to the March 22, 2016 Brussels terror bombings and the US primary campaigns. And so little attention was paid to the verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for (former) Yugoslavia (ICTY) finding Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic guilty of every crime it could come up with, including "genocide".
    697. Is This Class Warfare?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Is there a conspiracy to keep wages from rising or is it just plain-old class warfare? Well, what do you know? Everywhere the global bank cartel has its tentacles, wages are either flatlining or drifting lower."Coincidence", you say? Not bloody likely, I say. There's either policy coordination between the various heads of state and their central banks or wealthy elites have secretly seized the levers of power and imposed their neoliberal dogma when no one was looking.
    698. Islamic Extremism is a Product of Western Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      So what happened to bring Islamic fundamentalism to the forefront of global politics? While there are many factors involved, undoubtedly one of the primary causes is Western imperialism.
    699. Police Go on Fishing Expedition, Search the Home of Seattle Privacy Activists Who Maintain Tor Network
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Seattle police descended on the Queen Anne condo of two outspoken privacy activists with a search warrant early this morning, leaving them shaken and upset. Jan Bultmann and David Robinson, a married couple and co-founders of the Seattle Privacy Coalition, said they were awakened at 6:15 a.m. by a team of six detectives from the SPD knocking on the door. Bultmann said were made to sit outside as the officers, who had a search warrant, examined their equipment.
    700. Reflections on the Brussels Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Debate and reflection are urgently needed with respect to the political violence that is being unleashed in various forms in the West and non-West.
    701. Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis
      German historian shows how news agency retained access in 1930s by promising not to undermine strength of Hitler regime

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed.
    702. Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new specter haunts the American elites: the candidacy of Donald Trump in the US President election and his success so far in the Republican primaries. The Republican establishment itself hopes to block his rise, even as he is drawing huge crowds into the party. As for the Democrats, they are hoping that his repugnant image will make the election of Hillary Clinton that much easier.
    703. Why do the Tories want to hide who owns British land?
      Selling off the Land Registry could lead to an increase in house prices as a private monopoly hoards information on property sales

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Like an embarrassed child trying to hide a broken lamp behind a curtain, Sajid Javid last Thursday, hours before the Easter break, sneaked out the news that the government wants to privatise the Land Registry. Perhaps he hoped nobody would notice.
    704. The Case Against Bombing ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The military campaign against ISIS is just the latest phase of US imperialism in the Middle East.
    705. Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be useful to consider a selection of relevant literature to see what it says about the role of organic farming, how this model of agriculture impacts farmers and whether or not it can actually feed the global population.
    706. Growing International Movement Seeks to Place Arms Embargo on Saudi Arabia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A lawsuit filed in Canada in March 2016 is seeking to halt a major $15 billion sale of light-armoured vehicles to the government of Saudi Arabia, part of a growing international movement to stop arms sales to the Saudi government over its alleged war crimes in Yemen.
      The suit, filed by University of Montreal constitutional law professor Daniel Turp, argues the vehicle sales to Saudi Arabia violate a number of Canadian laws.
    707. How the Easter Rising changed the world
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Chris Bambery argues that the Easter Rising relaunched the struggle for independence in Ireland and inspired national liberation movements globally.
    708. Interview with director of "Like"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The director of a documentary about Bangladeshi workers who get paid to "like" Facebook posts discusses the people and ideas behind her film.
    709. 'It's No Longer About Saying No': How B.C.'s First Nations Are Taking Charge With Tribal Parks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On June 26, 2014, the Tsilhqot’in Nation's 25-year court battle came to an end when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the nation holds title to approximately 1,900 square kilometres of its traditional territory.
    710. People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politicians and businessmen that supported it, with fierce opposition, protests and demonstrations. The outcome spells hope for all in the fight against dirty energy.
    711. Spain in Our Hearts
      Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Hochschild shares tales of some of the roughly 2,800 Americans who participated in the Spanish Civil War. He shows how the war was a brutal, cruel mismatch from the beginning, with Franco's fascist forces strengthened by 80,000 Italian troops supplied by Mussolini, as well as weapons and airplanes provided by Hitler in exchange for war-related minerals. Additionally, Hochschild uncovers the story of how Texaco, headed by an admirer of Hitler, Torkild Rieber, provided Franco with unlimited oil on credit, shipped it for free, and supplied invaluable intelligence on tankers carrying oil to the Republican forces.
    712. Study: Fracking, Not Just Fracking Wastewater Injection, Causing Earthquakes in Western Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A groundbreaking study published in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link between hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") for oil and gas and earthquakes.
    713. Surprise Syrian showdown: 'Pentagon-backed rebels fighting CIA-backed rebels'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      American soldiers never used to shoot at CIA agents, and vice-versa, but that's what’s reportedly happening in the northern part of Syria, former CIA officer Ray McGovern says. In February, the CIA-armed group 'Fursan al Haq', or Knights of Righteousness, were apparently forced out of their positions by the so-called 'Syrian Democratic Forces', backed by the Pentagon.
    714. Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One.
    715. Witness to a War Crimes Trial: My Heart is Sepur Zarco
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A frail, elderly woman, covered from head to toe in bright, colorful clothing approaches the witness chair. Her face is almost entirely covered. She is no more than five feet tall, and under all that clothing she can't weigh more than 100 pounds. She sits next to her translator. She speaks only Q’eqchi, one of Guatemala’s 24 officially recognized languages – no Spanish.
      The witness speaks quietly into a microphone, and her testimony is harrowing.
    716. Bring on the Crackup: Hoping for a Trump - Sanders Election
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There is every reason to think that electoral "politics" in the United States (and most places) is bullshit. For people who yearn for a very different world to get involved in this "process" -- which is almost entirely scripted by people who absolutely do not yearn for a very different world -- is a big waste of energy and commitment. The arguments here are addressed to the yearners, who I will call "radicals" -- people who recognize that the only real solution to the many problems facing humanity today is a qualitative, even epoch-making, change. When I say "we," I mean those of us who yearn for and work for such a change.
    717. CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. A former US official who had seen some of the photographs described them as “very gruesome”.
    718. The Culture That Created Donald Trump Was Liberal, Not Conservative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Now that Donald Trump, the candidate, has become both widely popular and deeply loathsome, we're seeing a cataract of editorials and commentary aimed at explaining how it happened and who's to blame. The predictable suspects are trotted out: the Republican Party, which had been too opportunistic and fearful to stand up to its own candidate, Fox News, which inflamed the jingoes, and white working-class voters, unhinged by class envy and racial resentment.
    719. Does the United States Still Exist?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To answer the question that is the title, we have to know of what the US consists. Is it an ethnic group, a collection of buildings and resources, a land mass with boundaries, or is it the Constitution? Clearly what differentiates the US from other countries is the US Constitution. The Constitution defines us as a people. Without the Constitution we would be a different country. Therefore, to lose the Constitution is to lose the country.
    720. Here We Go Again, Trash-Talking The Working Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This column begins with a brief story about the author's two grandmothers who lived in trailer homes.
    721. Ireland's Unfinished Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The revolutionary period sparked by the 1916 Easter Rising offered a vision of a truly democratic Ireland.
    722. Medic Who Killed Palestinian Being Portrayed as 'National Hero'
      DM Slams Coalition Members for Backing Execution

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Tensions within Israel's extremely narrow right-far-right coalition continue to grow, as the military's investigation into an Israeli medic who shot and killed an already wounded and disarmed Palestinian has become a cause célèbre for the settler movement and for hawks in general.
    723. The Realist's Dilemma
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Brazil's Workers' Party thought accommodating capital could save them. That was a grave mistake.
    724. Statement on Another Attack by the Far Right on Christians and Democracy in Pakistan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than 72 people including children were killed, and more than 200 injured, in a suicide bombing in Lahore’s Gulshan-e-Bagh.
    725. Connexions Other Voices - The Forest and the Trees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Other Voices, the bi-weekly newsletter published by Connexions, looks at threats to forests worldwide, and at the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
    726. EFF and Partners Support Media Monitoring Service in Fight for Fair Use
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A media monitoring service that creates a text-searchable database of television and radio content is defending its fair use rights before a federal appeals court.
    727. IFJ / EFJ condemn scandalous ban on media at Turkey media trial
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      IFJ/EFJ today condemned the decision to hold the trial of Can Dundar and Erdem Gul behind closed doors. All diplomats, journalists, members of the public were evacuated from the court room.
    728. What Die Linke Should Do
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The German right made stunning gains in this month's regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge.
    729. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
      Forests and trees

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of ‘development.’ In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
    730. US man's bank payment denied because of his dog's 'terrorist' name
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Sometimes terrorists move on all fours. That's what Chase Bank apparently decided when it wouldn't clear a payment for a disabled man's dog walker. It was the dog's name that led to the payment being bounced and the Treasury Department being involved.
    731. The Great Ponzi Scheme of the Global Economy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Chris Hedges has a discussion with the economist Michael Hudson (author of Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy) on a great Ponzi scheme that not only defines not only the U.S. but the global economy, how we got there and where we’re going.
    732. Navajo Diné Fight Uranium Resources Inc. Mining Permits In New Mexico
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Navajo Diné community have notched up a victory over Uranium Resources Inc. decades old plan to dig for uranium at Crownpoint and Churchrock, New Mexico, by successfully appealing a state permit for the Colorado company to dump waste into the Westwater Canyon aquifer.
    733. Revealed: how facial recognition has invaded shops – and your privacy
      New in store: facial recognition devices

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Retailers are using ever more sophisticated software to watch how consumers shop.
    734. The War on Democracy in Latin America: Interview with John Pilger
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Journalist, writer and filmmaker John Pilger granted this exclusive interview where he talks about the US war on democracy in Latin America. "Modern era imperialism is a war on democracy. Genuine democracy is a threat to unfettered power and cannot be tolerated", he says.
    735. The Conquest of Bread
      Review article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Kropotkin’s classic, The Conquest of Bread, reveals problems of radical politics and organisation that remain vital today, argues Dominic Alexander.
    736. A History of Silencing Israeli Army Whistleblowers: From 1948 Until Today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One might expect that only historians would care to revisit the 1948 war that created Israel. And yet the debate about what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions.
    737. The hubris of investigators
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A now-vacated hearing over whether to require Apple to undermine the security of its users prompted an ongoing controversy over government access to encrypted devices. While the court in San Bernardino may never rule on the flood of arguments supporting Apple's defense of user security, observers-- especially members of Congress-- should pay close attention to a few themes that have emerged in the public debate.
    738. The War on Memory Begins in Argentina
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Within less than a month of the inauguration of the new Macri/Cambiemos government in Argentina, the new leadership, or gestión (management) as they prefer to be called, acted in a great sweeping hurry. Argentine congress, full of opposition parliamentarians from the Frente Para la Victoria Party that lost the presidential race by 2% of the vote, was closed for the summer holidays that take place in the ardent month of December, as much of the urban population of Argentina seeks to carelessly flock to the seaside.
    739. Al pi tehom
      At the Edge of the Abyss

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.
    740. Can You Figure Out What This Chart Means?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The U.S. economy is in the throes of the lousiest recovery since World War 2. The so called monetary stimulus has failed to lift the economy out of the doldrums or produce the robust recovery that they promised. Instead, US gross domestic product, (GDP) has been plodding-along at an abysmal 2.2% since 2009, which is far below the 3.6% average of the prior 60 years.
    741. International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far, whilst the western mainstream media and politicians remain largely silent about the massacres. Anti-militarist activists in the UK, however, are taking action against atrocities carried out by states such as Turkey.
    742. Junk Economics and the Parasites of Global Finance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Justin Ritchie intervieww Michael Hudson about economics and global finance.
    743. They Came for the Children: Truth Commission Sheds Light on Canada's Genocide Against Indigenous Peoples
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Imagine a village with all its children gone. For aboriginal peoples all across Canada, this was their lived reality, not the stuff of imagination. The story of what happened to the children -- who were forcibly removed from their families and sent to military-style camps that were euphemistically called "schools" -- has at last been told, compiled in the monumental six-volume Truth and Reconciliation Report on residential schools for aboriginal children released in 2015.
    744. A World War has Begun: Break the Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How many people are aware that a world war has begun? At present, it is a war of propaganda, of lies and distraction, but this can change instantaneously with the first mistaken order, the first missile.
    745. The Crusade in Favor of GMO: Falsehoods and Vilification Will Not Fool the Public
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Pro-GMO campaigners often attack critics of the technology by claiming their negative views of it emanate from well-funded environmentalist groups or commercial interests in the organic food sector. The assertion is that such bodies promote falsehoods and scaremongering about GM to protect their own interests and that the GMO agritech sector has fallen victim to this.
    746. A Terrible Beauty: Remembering Ireland's Easter Rebellion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's a hundred years since some 750 men and women threw up barricades and seized key locations in downtown Dublin. They would be joined by maybe 1,000 more. In six days it would be over, the post office in flames, the streets blackened by shell fire, and the rebellion's leaders on their way to face firing squads against the walls of Kilmainham Jail. And yet the failure of the Easter Rebellion would eventually become one of the most important events in Irish history - a 'failure' that would reverberate worldwide and be mirrored by colonial uprisings almost half a century later.
    747. While you were distracted climate change warning arrived
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      With dire warnings of catastrophic sea level rise and superstorms capable of pitching 1,000 tonne mega-boulders onto shorelines, scientist James Hansen sounded an alarm over continued global warming.
    748. Sources HotLink - March 21, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Refugees, censorship and North American politics. This issue looks at nine of the most influential whistleblowers in modern history. In France, instances of police violence increase tension in the refugee crisis. Cyberspace sees an unprecedented move in advertising as AdBlock lowers its walls for Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders to raise awareness about censorship and government cyber-spying. Media professionals get expert insight on the state of earned media. Film buff activists learn about life in the Favelas. Bookworms are invited to read Chomsky on the mass media.
    749. NSW protesters: 'We will break these laws'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "This is a law to protect the rich. We will need to break these laws to protect our democratic rights," Aboriginal activist and lead NSW Senate candidate for the Socialist Alliance team in the federal elections Ken Canning, said on March 15, 2016. Canning was addressing protesters who had occupied the road outside State Parliament following a rally, called by Greens MLC David Shoebridge, against the state government's new laws attacking the right to protest.
    750. Apartheid in the fields: From occupied Palestine to UK Supermarkets
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Articles and interviews with Palestinian agricultural workers and farmers in the West Bank and Gaza, together with information on many of the Israeli exporters and UK supermarkets, as a resource for campaigners seeking to follow the call to boycott Israeli goods, companies and state institutions.
    751. Are These the Keystone Cops?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The CIA owes its vaunted reputation to one source: Hollywood’s movie studios. The way the movies portray America's clandestine services goes so far beyond mere "exaggeration" or embellishment, it verges on outright hero worship, stubbornly confusing James Woolsey with James Bond. Alas, if our intel-gathering networks were a fraction as accomplished as Hollywood portrays them to be, we wouldn’t have been mired in Vietnam or Iraq.
    752. The FBI Wants Teachers To Go Stasi On American Kids
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While Apple and the federal government duke it out over the encrypted phone of a dead terrorist, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is keeping things old school by advocating that educators start paying close attention to any radical leanings among their students.
    753. Government media crackdown in China continues as a journalist disappears
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) raises serious concerns over actions by the Chinese government this week, which lead to one journalist been suspended from duty and a second disappearing while travelling.
    754. Help Needed to Produce Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The effort to issue The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg has reached a critical phase, and we appeal for your help in enabling future volumes to be published.
    755. On eve of Iranian New Year, concern about fate of imprisoned journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its concern about the conditions in which journalists are being detained in Iran, especially Afarine Chitsaz of the daily newspaper Iran.
    756. Renewed calls for Bassel Khartabil's release on 4th anniversary of detention
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Syria's authorities should reveal the whereabouts of Bassel Khartabil, a software developer and free speech activist, and release him immediately, 32 organizations said on the fourth anniversary of his detention.
    757. Drug War Capitalism: An Interview with Dawn Paley
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dawn Paley’s book, Drug War Capitalism, provides a provocative thesis. The drug war is not about crime nor security. Rather, it enables global capitalist expansion through enclosure. In our hour-long interview Dawn elaborates on how elites collude across borders for their own benefit at the expense of their populations. She describes the consequences of this collusion as militarism, human rights abuses, and insecurity. As the interview develops, Dawn brings optimism back into the equation, with a discussion of resistance in everyday life, activism, and grassroot, peoples’ movements.
    758. They Came to Take a County: Land Seizure Agitators, Propagandists, Politicians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Thanks to the Bundy Gang, public lands advocates became aware of elements of the Land Seizure movement that had been operating in the shadows. The curtain was drawn back on networks of agitators and propagandists: Constitutional "experts" and sheriffs, "patriot" legislators and self-centered sovereign citizens.
    759. Age of Austerity
      Capital, the Financial Crisis and the State in Canada

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The financial and economic crisis of 2008 has left a continuing legacy on social welfare, showing up in slow economic growth, unemployment and underemployment, and increasing social conflict. In the debate over the future of the world economy, many foresee a long depression, and the intensification of neoliberal austerity. Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman's new book is concerned with Canada's unique economic and social history over the period of neoliberalism, including the financial and economic crisis of 2008.
    760. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace at the Canadian Mission in New York for UNCSW60
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than 20 members of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) are currently in New York City attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Thursday, March 17,2016, they will meet with Giles Norman, Government Relations and Legal
    761. GMOs, Development and the Politics of Unhappiness
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system which by its very nature is designed to benefit a minority at the expense of the majority.
    762. Human nature
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of Jason W Moore's book on world-ecology, Capitalism in the Web of Life.
    763. Collateral Freedom #2: RSF unblocks six more censored sites
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To mark World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching Operation Collateral Freedom #2, in which it is unblocking access to websites that are censored in five countries and is unveiling the RSF Censorship Detector
    764. The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Don't protest the same way twice. If there's a single message to be gleaned from Occupy Wall Street co-initiator Micah White's idea-packed polemic against conventional protest, The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution, that's probably it.
    765. I Found My Voice in Spanish, a Language Once Used to Subjugate My Ancestors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Author Shirley Campbell explains how her Afro-Caribbean parents decided not to speak to her and her siblings in English, perhaps as an attempt to give them one less reason to be different in Spanish-speaking Costa Rica.
    766. RSF calls for end to harassment of The Online Citizen
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Singapore's authorities to stop trying to intimidate The Online Citizen (TOC), a community news website that is being harassed by the interior minister over its coverage of a Singaporean teenager's suicide
    767. The Socialism of the Black Panthers
      A new documentary on the Black Panther Party overlooks the group's socialist core.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An analysis on the documentary on the Black Panther Party, "Up From Liberalism".
    768. Biofuel or Biofraud? The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In November 2014, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR filed for bankruptcy, having shut down their refinery in Columbus, Mississippi earlier that year. There have been many unsuccessful biofuel ventures of this type, but KiOR's stands out for several reasons.
    769. The Case Against Ratifying the TPP
      The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    770. Dear Sisters, They Are Killing Our Trees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      People in the Thrissur district of Kerala, India, are fighting to keep their forests in the face of a threatened dam project which would submerge their ancestral lands.
    771. Iceland's Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      After its financial crisis, Iceland put bankers in jail. But it didn't rein in capital. In reality the responses to the 2008–9 Icelandic banking crash were only modestly progressive and failed to bring about any kind of shift to the left. They have also been much more contested locally than most international media accounts reflect.
    772. Misrepresenting the White Working Class: What the Narrating Class Gets Wrong
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Most of the time the white working class is invisible in the U.S. But during elections there is a flurry of attention to this "demographic" among political reporters and operatives.
    773. Why Qaddafi had to go: African gold, oil and the challenge to monetary imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      What was NATO's violent intervention in Libya really all about? Now we know, writes Ellen Brown, thanks to Hillary Clinton's recently published emails. It was to prevent the creation of an independent hard currency in Africa that would free the continent from economic bondage under the dollar, the IMF and the French African franc, shaking off the last heavy chains of colonial exploitation.
    774. Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The world, it seems, cannot get enough of Sokal-type hoaxes. A French journal, Sociétés, has retracted an article allegedly penned by one Jean-Marc Tremblay but actually written by two sociologists, Manuel Quinon and Arnaud Saint-Martin, who spoofed the work of the journal's editor, Michel Maffesoli.
    775. Bias in the Media: the Result of Corporate Ownership
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There may still be, perhaps in the quiet countryside somewhere, people who believe that news programs present news. It is unlikely that this is true; rather, those who rely on the corporate-owned press for information probably enjoy finding sources that support what they want to hear. And, if they are unsure of just what it is that they want to hear, their 'trusted' source will tell them.
    776. Media Release - IFIC Acknowledges OBSI's Improvements, Notes Additional Measures are Needed
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - March 11, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today acknowledged that the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI) has improved several of its practices in recent years and suggested additional measur
    777. "They Fear Us Because We Are Fearless:" The Life and Legacy of Berta Cáceres
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      I began writing a eulogy for Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores years ago, though she died only last week. Berta was assassinated by Honduran government-backed death squads on March 3, 2016.
    778. Who the Hell is Supporting Donald Trump?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Somehow the Trump shell game has gained followers. So the question is now, who the hell are these people voting for Trump?
    779. Death In Honduras - The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    780. The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to take a documentary approach instead, the campaigns would be revealed as they are: something existing contrary to the public's interests.
    781. The Organized Left and the Death of "Pragmatic" Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Shifting political winds are battering the establishment, as the breeze flows to the back of the populists. The left-populist Bernie Sanders didn't conjure the hurricane but adjusted his sails to it. As the political storm grows apace with rising income inequality, new social attitudes are bringing fresh expectations, transforming politics as we know it.
    782. Spelling mistake prevented hackers taking $1bn in bank heist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      New York Fed reveals spelling of 'foundation' as 'fandation' prompted bank to seek clarification and stop transfer, but hackers still got away with about $80m.
    783. A Warning From the B.I.S.: the Calm Before the Storm?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is worried that recent ructions in the equities markets could be a sign that another financial crisis is brewing. In a sobering report titled "Uneasy calm gives way to turbulence" the BIS states grimly: "We may not be seeing isolated bolts from the blue but the signs of a gathering storm that has been building for a long time."
    784. What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.
    785. A Century of Theft From Indians by the National Park Service
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Mojave National Preserve is run by the National Park Service, which, in contrast to previous times, has been including more Indian history in its displays and programs.
    786. A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What follows is a primer for readers to help in their conversations with friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and family, to fight back against the racist, classist propaganda so often employed against disadvantaged groups in the U.S.
    787. The Financial System is a Larger Threat Than Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers' burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign "threats," such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years. All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict.
    788. How Defamation Law has Developed and is Applied in Canada
      Canadian Defamation Law is Noncompliant with International Law (Part Two of a Two Part Series)

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This article was prepared for the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA). Overall Defamation law in Canada is contrary to international law, in both design and practice.
      Also, Canada’s practice of its defamation law materially aggravates the noncompliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (eleven impugned rules and practices are described).

    789. How Most Aid to the Palestinians Ends up in Israel's Coffers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While Europe may think of itself as part of an enlightened West, using aid to defend Palestinians' rights, the reality is less reassuring. The aid may actually be making things significantly worse.
    790. IFIC Comments on CSA Approach to Fund Risk Classification
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - March 9, 2016 - In a submission filed today, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) expressed broad support for the proposed CSA Mutual Fund Risk Classification Methodology for Use in Fund Facts and ETF Facts, and suggested
    791. Paid Off in Passion: The Life Lessons of John Ross's Rebel Reporting
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A book review of Rebel Reporting, written by Cristalyne Bell and Norman Stockwell.
    792. Pentagon's War on the Earth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We are waging war. We are the Nation of War. We destroy. We kill. Everyone fears us. Fewer and fewer admire us. But our fighting forces -- and their attendant industries which manufacture the bombs, bullets, and ballistic delivery devices -- also wage a war on the clean air, clean water, and clean soil many Americans falsely regard as protected by legislation fought for by those trying to protect our environment.
    793. Scandal! Exxon knew about climate change, boosted denialism, misled shareholders, went carbon heavy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the world's biggest energy companies has been caught out in what may be the biggest ever climate scandal. Way back in the 1980s ExxonMobil knew of the 'potentially catastrophic' and 'irreversible' effects of increasing fossil fuel consumption, but chose to cover up the findings, spread misinformation on climate change, and go for high carbon energy sources.
    794. Berta Cáceres: her fight for human rights in Honduras continues
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last week the environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres was murdered by gunmen in an early morning attack on her home which may have been carried out by or in collusion with state agents. Now her friend and colleague Gustavo Castro, himself wounded in the attack and the only witness to Berta's murder, has been detained for questioning.
    795. Colonialism and Nationalism in the Building of Liberation Movements
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This is an excerpt from It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment.
    796. A History of Violence
      Living and Dying in Central America

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This is a book about one of the deadliest places in the world: Central America.
    797. Investing in the care economy: a gender equitable alternative to austerity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new report by the United Kingdom (UK) Women’s Budget Group for the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shows that sustained investment of public funds in childcare and eldercare services is worthwhile and that it is more effective in reducing public deficits and debt than austerity policies.
    798. Protest Against Closing Down the Lukács Archiv
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We, the undersigned, wish to express our deepest worries about the resolution of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to close down the Lukács Archives in Budapest. Görgy Lukács was one the significant philosophers of the 20th century, an author of modernity outstanding not only in philosophy but also in the fields of political mindedness, theory of literature, sociology and ethics An author of international renown, Lukács represented one of the intellectual peaks in Hungary's history of civilisation, his works constitute a part of the treasures of humankind. For decades, the Lukács Archives has facilitated academic and non-academic circles to have access to the documents related to the philosopher's life and professional achievements. As it is located in the philosopher's home of his late years, it has also served as a memorial place devoted to a decisive personality of our era. Based on the above, we call on the authorities in charge to re-consider their decision, which took the international community of science and art by consternation and sorrow.
    799. They Want to Prohibit Us from Dreaming
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      Published: 2016
      A 2014 interview with renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated last week.
    800. Women Activists Lobby MPs
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      Published: 2016
      On this International Women's Day our priorities must be human development and communities free of violence.

    801. Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
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      Published: 2016
      As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or more, and destroy Baghdad and a string of other cities along the Tigris river. The porous rocks beneath the Mosul dam are dissolving away and the entire edifice could collapse at any moment, releasing 11 cubic kilometres of water.
    802. Racist housing? How postwar suburban development led to today's inner-city lead poisoning
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan is just the tip of a vast iceberg of lead contamination afflicting mainly urban black communities. A rigid 'race bar' on postwar suburban housing and mortgages left black families in inner cities, exposed to flaking lead paint in run down housing, leaded gasoline residues and lead pipework. Now is the time to correct this shocking historic injustice.
    803. Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Many see families in poverty and seek to help. Others see families in poverty and see opportunities for profit. Here are six examples of billion dollar industries which are built on separating poor people, especially people of colour, from their money, the reverse Robin Hood.
    804. Why Survival International has made a formal complaint to the OECD against WWF
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      WWF's support for 'fortress conservation' has led to serious human rights abuses for indigenous peoples, and nowhere more so than in Cameroon, where the Baka are considered trespassers and poachers in their own ancestral forests. A formal complaint against WWF's behaviour is now in process.
    805. China: New regulations aimed at foreign media
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      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expresses strong concern for new administrative regulations aimed at China-based foreign media outlets and joint ventures.
    806. Despotic Erdogan seizes control of leading daily
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today orchestrated an Istanbul court decision to place Zaman, a leading daily newspaper that supports the opposition Gulen movement, under state control.
    807. EFF and 46 Technology Experts Ask Court To Throw Out Unconstitutional Apple Order
      Sources News Release

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      Published: 2016
      Forcing Apple to Write and Sign Code Undermining iPhone Security Violates First Amendment
    808. Media ethics breached with televised confession on state-owned TV
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the continued airing of 'confessions' by state-owned media in China. The IFJ calls on the government to immediately end the practice that violates media ethics.
    809. Other Voices: the Connexions newsletter - International Women's Day Issue
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      The March 5, 2016 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue focuses on International Women's Day.
    810. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
      International Women's Day

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      In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forward by Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Conference of Working Women. A key focus at that time was winning the vote for women, with the slogan "The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism". The link between women's rights and socialism became even clearer a few years later, in 1917, when a Women's Day march in St. Petersburg turned into a revolutionary uprising which led to the overthrow of the Czar and the Russian Revolution.
    811. Review: Kate Evans, Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg (2015)
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Red Rosa does not aspire to be an authoritative biography but, perhaps as a result, it is a more compelling book. What's compelling about it? The graphics have a lot to do with it; it's an extended comic strip (although the author might take offense with that characterization). The events, both intimate and very public, of Luxemburg’s life and the words and deeds of her political activity are portrayed in vivid graphics. When reading the book, it's impossible to feel detached from them. At the same time, those events, words and deeds are presented seriously, without trivialization. This is no "Rosa Luxemburg for Dummies."
    812. Tibetan writer sentenced to three years imprisonment
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      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the conviction and sentencing of a Tibetan writer on February 17, 2016. The IFJ demands the Chinese government ends its attack on media freedom.
    813. Berta Cáceres, Honduran eco-defender, murdered
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner, has been murdered, days after she was threatened for opposing a hydroelectric project. Her death has prompted international outrage, and a flood of tributes to a courageous defender of the natural world.
    814. IFIC Welcomes New Member - Greystone Managed Investments Inc.
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      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - March 4, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Greystone Managed Investments Inc. has joined IFIC.
    815. Indigenous Communities in Guatemala Fight Against the Privatization of Sacred Sites
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q'eqchi' Mayan communities surrounding the site. On February 8, tensions erupted and led to the occupation of the municipality building of Lanquín by over 200 members of the communities near the tourist attraction. Community members demanded the recuperation of the site. Since that day, residents have maintained management of the park.
    816. Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land breaks the community, displaces access to food and water, and uproots the connection to nature and [local] knowledge. There is an old saying in Africa: the land doesn’t belong to us; it belongs to our children, and the children of our children.
    817. 'Dalit movement has to see itself as part of a class-wide movement'
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Following the death of Rohith Vemula, the Dalit scholar from Hyderabad Central University, several thousand students in India came together in protest. The incident also sparked spontaneous, nationwide mobilisation of Dalits, many of whom were already engaged in local struggles. Around the same time a strong criticism of the mainstream Left emerged that pointed to its perceived indifference to Dalit causes and, more broadly, caste-based discrimination in India. Here in the U.S., we see Black Lives Matter — a campaign against violence targeting black people in the U.S. — that has become a prominent movement in the last few years, drawing enormous attention and support. All the same, some activists within the movement are said to be questioning the exclusive emphasis on racial identity. Are there any parallels?
    818. The Invention of Nature: adventures of Alexander Humboldt, lost hero of science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Andrea Wulf's book about the remarkable 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt is welcome, opportune and a pleasure to read, packed as it is with high adventure and amazing discoveries. We have much to learn from him today in tackling the world's environmental crises; reading this book is an excellent - and enjoyable - way to begin.
    819. Many European Pesticide Approvals Are 'unlawful' Says EU Ombudsman
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Many current pesticides in the European Union appear to have been approved illegally the Ombudsman of the EU has said. This judgment was reached on Feb 22nd by the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, following an official complaint against the European Commission’s Directorate responsible for public health and consumer safety (DG SANTE).
    820. Monarch butterfly decline can only be stopped by a ban on glyphosate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Monarch butterfly numbers are dwindling despite protection of their wintering forests in Mexico, and voluntary schemes to restore their food plant, milkweed, in US field margins, writes Eva Sirinathsinghji. These measures alone are insufficient: no less than an end to the mass spraying of glyphosate on crops, predicated by 'Roundup-ready' GM corn and soy, will do.
    821. Why the Newberry Library Is Collecting Black Lives Matter Artifacts
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Archivists hope to crowdsource historical documentation of today's civil-rights movements.
    822. Why Trump?
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Donald Trump is winning Republican presidential primaries at such a great rate that he seems likely to become the next Republican presidential nominee and perhaps the next president. Democrats have little understanding of why he is winning -- and winning handily, and even many Republicans don't see him as a Republican and are trying to stop him, but don't know how. There are various theories: People are angry and he speaks to their anger. People don’t think much of Congress and want a non-politician. Both may be true. But why? What are the details? And Why Trump?
    823. Only in America: an Indiscreet Selfie Can Put A Kid in Prison
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      Published: 2016
      Did you know that if you are an American under 18 years old and you use your cell phone to send a nude "selfie" of yourself to a friend, you can be convicted of manufacturing and distributing "child pornography" and sent to prison? This is how expansively prosecutors, whose main purpose in life is to ruin as many people as possible, interpret laws passed to protect children from sexual exploitation.
    824. Rosa Luxemburg for Our Time
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Does Rosa Luxemburg leave feminists a theoretical and political legacy? That is, does she give us any theoretical guidance as to how to understand women's oppression? If so, what is it?
    825. Turn on tune in - hippie photos unseen for decades
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      Published: 2016
      A recent visit to the Chronicle's basement archives to look for hippie-related photos paid off with some wonderful images that have not been seen in several decades. Many of them were taken in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
    826. Workshop Talks: Do job, get fired
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Under the Affordable Care Act, it’s standard HMO practice to offer patients the opportunity to fill out an advance directive as an exercise in considering one's quality of life, not just its prolongation. Frontline healthcare providers have a concrete reason for quality-of-life care concerns. But in the HMO business campaigns promoting quality of life over quantity, things are not really what they appear.
    827. The Arctic Turns Ugly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Runaway global warming is far and away humankind's biggest nightmare, and the Arctic is the likely perpetrator. If it happens, it'll blister agricultural foodstuff before it can reach the outstretched arms of the multitudes.
    828. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Moves to the Beach
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      Published: 2016
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace have moved their national office.
    829. The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues. The way in which seed is produced has been arguably their major cause. But it can also be the solution to all these issues.
    830. Oscar Hangover Special: Why "Spotlight" Is a Terrible Film
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn't be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theatres, otherwise serious left-of-centre people have peppered their party conversation with effusions that the film reflects a heroic journalism, the kind we all need more of. I was in Boston in the Spring of 2002 reporting on the priest scandal, and because I know some of what is untrue, I don't believe the personal injury lawyers or the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team or the Catholic "faithful" who became harpies outside Boston churches, carrying signs with images of Satan.
    831. A Chilean Ex-Soldier Guiltily Recalls His Unit's Atrocities
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Guillermo Padilla was part of a commando unit that spent months combing towns and remote outposts in southern Chile in late 1973, searching for suspected opponents of the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and for weapons. The unit raided homes, arrested and tortured suspects, and killed at least 30 people, he said. He admitted to participating in several executions as part of a firing squad.
    832. Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters
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      Published: 2016
      The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo.
    833. Siberia's Heavenly Lake and 'small peoples' of the High North at risk from oil drilling
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A vital nature preserve in western Siberia, and the indigenous peoples that inhabit it, are at risk from oil development. Oil giant Surgutneftegas is already active in the Numto Park, but now they want to extend operations into its fragile wetlands, putting at risk snow cranes, the Heavenly Lake, and the survival of the Nenet and Khanty peoples.
    834. Trident rally is Britain's biggest anti-nuclear march in a generation
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Thousands of protesters including Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders gather in London for CND march and rally.
    835. It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The path to a better world can't be found without knowledge of history. "It's Not Over" analyzes attempts to supplant capitalism in the past in order to draw lessons for emerging and future movements that seek to overcome the political and economic crises of today. This history is presented through the words and actions of the men and women who made these revolutions, and the everyday experiences of the millions of people who put new revolutionary ideas into practice under the pressures of enormous internal and external forces. This is history that can be applied to today's struggles to shape our world, in which new ideas are emerging to bring about the economic democracy that is indispensable to a rational and sustainable future.
    836. Coal companies trying to revive 'zombie' open cast mines in Wales
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A tangle of undercapitalised companies are coming forward to cash in on old deep coal mines in Wales - by digging them all out from above from huge open cast pits. But local communities, alarmed at the noise, pollution and destruction of landscape, increasingly see coal as an industry that's best consigned to the scrapheap.
    837. The noble cause of the Heathrow 13
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      Published: 2016
      With the 'Heathrow 13' protestors expecting custodial sentences today for their occupation of a Heathrow runway last July, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP writes that their direct action followed years of official lies and broken promises, and forms part of a long tradition of direct action protests in defence of democracy.
    838. Richard Levins: Scientist, Activist and Friend
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      Published: 2016
      American scientist Richard Levins, philosopher of science, titan of ecology, forebear of agroecology, renowned authority on the social and ecological dimensions of disease, and friend of Puerto Rico, has passed away.
    839. After Malheur, the end of the beginning: war for America's public lands rages on
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Those who value public lands - for economic, environmental, recreational and aesthetic values - owe a debt of gratitude to Harney County, Oregon, writes Peter Walker. A violent branch of the Sagebrush Rebellion came to town, and the community told it to go away: the decisive factor in the occupiers' defeat. But the greater war for America's public lands has only just begun.
    840. London tube posters
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      Published: 2016
      Israel and its supporters are used to having the mainstream media repeat their talking points. We put up around 150 posters on the tube to shine a spotlight on the support Israel gets from the UK: the government, arms industry, and companies like G4S. Turns out the world loves/hates our tube ads.
    841. Race, Gender, and Class Politics in the US Primaries
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      Published: 2016
      The US has some of the largest feminist organizations in the Western world. I should also add that it has the largest organization for the elderly, the AARP. In spite of this, the US is the country where African Americans, women, and the elderly have fewer political, civil, and social rights. African Americans, women, and the elderly have the least health benefits among their equivalents in other developed countries. The primary reason for this underdevelopment of human rights is the absence of powerful socialist forces and parties, rooted historically in the working class. This reality, however, is rarely mentioned in the US. It is presented as too "ideological" or antiquated.
    842. Israeli fury at unofficial ads on London Underground
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Activists from London Palestine Action put up these posters criticizing Israel’s apartheid policies against Palestinians all over London's underground train network early Sunday morning. An activist from the group told The Electronic Intifada that they posted 150 copies around at least four different lines on the network.
    843. Key evidence in EU's risk assessment of glyphosate must not remain 'trade secret'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The chemical industry and the European Food Safety Authority are refusing to disclose key scientific evidence about glyphosate's risks, citing 'trade secrets' protection, writes Corporate Europe Observatory. They must be compelled to publish the 'mysterious three' scientific studies EFSA used to assess glyphosate as 'unlikely' to cause cancer to humans - contradicting the IARC's view.
    844. Most US Jewish students don't see Israel as 'civilized' or a 'democracy,' Luntz tells secret anti-BDS conference
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Minister Gilad Erdan has organized a secret conference in Jerusalem, with 150 top supporters of Israel.
    845. Sources HotLink - February 22, 2016
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We start off our year with a review of the last. According to the report, 2015 was a dangerous year for journalists overseas. In North America, we re-explore the debate between privacy and security and the curious case of Donald Trump. In South America, the issues with impunity remain ever prevalent.
      For our media relations professionals, we feature a fun guide to press releases and the words of thought leaders in digital media.
      Bookworms get The Man Who Recorded the World and film buffs get Control Room.
    846. What is socialism?
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      Published: 2016
      The word socialism is the English language's answer to Madonna: consistently topping the popular charts and maintaining its appeal across generations and among ever changing new audiences. It is, according to the Miriam Webster dictionary, the seventh most looked up English word of all time, and in 2015 had more people seeking out its meaning than any other word.
    847. Bangladeshi editor faces legal barrage
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      The International Federation of Journalists joins the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) in expressing serious concerns over a barrage of legal cases filed against the editor and publisher of an English daily newspaper in Bangladesh
    848. Corporate power and the moulding of truth
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The corporate dominance of 'free' media in western democracies imposes deep structural constraints on what may be reported, and how. Syria is now the latest example of skewed reportage - and even journalists seeking to analyse the problem must carefully avoid the real reasons for it.
    849. Eleven years of protesting Israel's occupation
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Al Jazeera spoke with 11 villagers on the anniversary of Bilin's weekly protests against Israel's separation wall.
    850. In search of the unseen: an investigation into plastics in our oceans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the biggest threats facing marine life is the 'microplastic' particles found in ocean ecosystems from bottom to top of food chains. Just back from a voyage of environmental exploration in the tropical Atlantic sampling the waters to build up a global picture of this ubiquitous pollutant, Ana Stanic writes of the joys and trials of life on the waves, and the need to keep our oceans clean.
    851. Journalists covering court hearing attacked in India
      Sources News Release

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      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Indian Union of Journalists (IJU) in condemning the attack on journalists at the Patiala House Court premises in New Delhi, India on Monday, February 15,2016.
    852. Maple syrup farmers lose fight against fracking pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A family of maple syrup farmers in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania cannot stop their trees being cut down to make way for a new fracking pipeline project owned by billion dollar oil companies, a federal judge ruled Friday. The Holleran family opposes the seizure of their maple grove to make way for the new 124-mile-long Constitution Pipeline. The group faced contempt of court charges for obstructing tree cutting on their property.
    853. More tear gas in in Artvin, Turkey as anti-mining protests enter 7th day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Hundreds of activists gathered in the Black Sea province of Artvin, Northwest Turkey, to oppose plans to build a gold mine in the area. Police again used tear gas and batons to disperse the angry crowd.
    854. RSF accuses Malaysia government of endangering general interest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the government's decision, after a series of corruption scandals, to prioritize the intimidation of journalists and whistleblowers, who just do their duty to inform the public.
    855. RSF calls for release of four US journalists detained in Bahrain
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arbitrary arrest of four US journalists in Bahrain on 14 February. They were there to cover the fifth anniversary of the 2011 protests in Bahrain.
    856. RSF delivers Jeffrey Sterling's petition to the White House
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) delivered yesterday with the wife of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling a petition for his pardon to the White House. The petition has now gathered over 150,000 signatures. Sterling, a former CIA operative
    857. Worldwide call to demand Netanyahu to release journalist on hunger strike
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The IFJ called today on its affiliates worldwide to join their sister union in Palestine, the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate, to demand that the Israeli authorities release journalist Muhammad al-Qiq
    858. Canada's wild rice wars
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How a conflict over wild ricing on Pigeon Lake is drawing attention to Indigenous rights and traditional foods.
    859. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
      Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
      In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.
    860. Why This Radical Leftist is Disillusioned by Leftist Culture
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      I will always believe in "The Revolution". But I am becoming very frustrated with modern "activist" culture.
    861. 'Call me a terrorist, but I'm no different from Israeli troops defending their homeland'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some thoughts on the true source of incitement against and hatred of Israelis from a Palestinian who spent 23 years in jail for killing one. In 1990, Muqbel was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Yaakov Shalom in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ein Karem. Released after 23 years, he is now a key activist in Fatah, talking on the movement's behalf in West Bank schools.
    862. Climate Justice and Palestine: the New Intersectionality
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The repeated failures of international and governmental agencies to effectively deal with the disastrous changes that threaten the entire planet have sparked local indigenous and small farmer activism from Bolivia to Palestine.
    863. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for January 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - February 19, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending January 31, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.21 trillion. Almost all (99.6%) of
    864. The Mad Violence of Casino Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      American society is morally bankrupt and politically broken, and its vision of the future appears utterly dystopian. As the United States descends into the dark abyss of an updated form of totalitarianism, the unimaginable has become imaginable in that it has become possible not only to foresee the death of the essential principles of constitutional democracy, but also the birth of what Hannah Arendt once called the horror of dark times.
    865. The New Global Financial Cold War
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Interview with Dr. Michael Hudson, a financial economist and historian.
    866. Palestinian villagers tilled their land so well, Israel is now confiscating it from them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The separation barrier will cut residents of Al-Walaja from their lands by the end of the year; the beauty of the terraces they cultivated for decades was used as one of the main reasons for announcing the area a national park.
    867. South Africa's conservation success story: the 'Black Mambas' mean business!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A unique, all female anti-poaching unit has transformed the conservation picture in South Africa's Kruger National Park. In just three years the Black Mambas have cut poaching by more than 75%, removed over 1,000 snares, and become role models for local youth. And this weekend they arrive in the UK to collect Helping Rhinos' 'Innovation in Conservation' Award.
    868. A Technical Perspective on the Apple iPhone Case
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The legal dispute between Apple and the FBI might prove pivotal in the long-running battle to protect users' privacy and right to use uncompromised encryption. The case has captured the public imagination. Of course, EFF supports Apple's efforts to protect its users. The case is complicated technically, and there is a lot of misinformation and speculation. This post will offer a technical overview, based on information gleaned from the FBI's court motion and Apple's security documentation.
    869. The US Economy Has Not Recovered and Will Not Recover
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The US economy died when middle class jobs were offshored and when the financial system was deregulated. Jobs offshoring benefitted Wall Street, corporate executives, and shareholders, because lower labour and compliance costs resulted in higher profits. These profits flowed through to shareholders in the form of capital gains and to executives in the form of "performance bonuses." Wall Street benefitted from the bull market generated by higher profits.
    870. Why India's first 100% organic state matters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In a mountainous region in eastern India, Sikkim is now a 100% organic state, with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers and no GMOs. This matters because it shows that organic food in an entire region is possible. Now, other people in India and throughout the world are learning from Sikkim's success, and beginning to ask, "Could organic food succeed in other areas, too?"
    871. The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico
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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    872. This Is the Real Reason Apple Is Fighting the FBI
      If the FBI wins, it could open the door to massive surveillance

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      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The first thing to understand about Apple’s latest fight with the FBI -- over a court order to help unlock the deceased San Bernardino shooter's phone -- is that it has very little to do with the San Bernardino shooter's phone.
    873. War crime? Israel destroys Gaza crops with aerial herbicide spraying
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Gaza farmers have lost 187 hectares of crops to aerial spraying of herbicides by Israel hundreds of meters within the territory's borders. The action, carried out in the name of 'security', further undermines Gaza's ability to feed itself and may permanently deprive farmers of their livelihoods. It may also represent a war crime under the 1977 Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
    874. The God that fails: C-51, review committees and the dangers of window dressing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Among the Harper era's most destructive legacies is a toxic stew of repressive "anti-terror" laws that, in building on similarly repressive measures brought in under Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, extended major new powers to Canadian state security agencies Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP, among numerous others.
    875. Clickbait v Political Impact: Alternative Journalism as Social Media Becomes the New News Source
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In first world countries, Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming the main places where people come across their news -- ahead of television and news sites. "Success" is becoming about the number of reads, shares, likes, upvotes, and re-tweets -- making it easy to lose sight of what really defines the usefulness of an article: political impact.
    876. Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The U.K. government has announced that it is will be illegal for "local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions ... to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank." Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face "severe penalties."
    877. Marxism and the Petition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Many petitions operate only on the reformist appeal to authority (this is especially true of the many online petitions from sites like Change.org), which fits perfectly within the liberal democratic framework. But the petition can operate on more than one level. Its dual nature means that it is often an indispensable tool in building collective power for more radical ends.
    878. Arms, agribusiness, finance and fossil fuels: the four horsemen of the neoliberal Apocalypse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The world is in the grip of a structural war against people, land, economies and ecosystems, writes Colin Todhunter. It is being waged by a quartet of organised criminal interests bent on monopolizing energy, money, food and violence across the globe. But a deep-rooted resistance against their 'neoliberal' doctrine of death and destruction is fighting back.
    879. Bahrain's Government Continues to Strangle Dissent Five Years After Uprising Began
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Five years after the eruption of what came to be known as the "Arab Spring" protests that spilled over from Tunisia, Bahrain's regime continues to lock up opposition leaders, sending a message of its refusal to reform or change.
    880. The Department of Defense Is the Third Largest Polluter of US Waterways
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Advocacy group Environment America has "crunched the numbers" in an effort to reveal who the largest polluters of American waterways are. The culprits that crack the top-15 list may very well surprise you.
    881. Homes Demolished in the South Hebron Hills
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Israeli authorities have destroyed 24 homes in the South Hebron Hills. The homes lie within an area which Israel claims as Firing Zone 918, in which approximately 1000 Palestinian civilians live in 8 villages.
    882. Psychiatry's 'Defect Model of Mental Illness:' a Path for Those it Has Failed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For some depressed, anxious, and substance-abusing people, it feels better to believe that they are essentially defective, as it provides them with a defense of sorts against insulting accusations that they are malingering. But the defect model of mental illness doesn't work for everyone.
    883. Uranium Mine and Mill Workers are Dying, and Nobody Will Take Responsibility
      In the Southwest, poisoned uranium workers are still seeking justice

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To talk to former uranium miners and their families is to talk about the dead and the dying. Brothers and sisters, coworkers and friends: a litany of names and diseases. Many were, as one worker put it, "ate up with cancer," while others died from various lung and kidney diseases.
    884. Asia-Pacific the deadliest region for journalists globally
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists and its Australian affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) launched the IFJ 25th Killed List report, Journalists and Media Staff Killed 1990-2015: 25 years of contribution towards Safer Journalism
    885. Barriers to love in Israel and Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Love Under Apartheid and IMEU released a new video "Palestinians Daring to Love" highlighting four married couples struggling to maintain love and family relationships despite the restrictions imposed by Israel's policies that systematically discriminate and segregate Palestinians.
    886. Greece: A journalist brutally attacked during public rally
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A radio journalist has been brutally injured on 4 February, 2016 by unknown assailants while covering a massive rally in the capital, Athens.
    887. In the footsteps of Gandhi: an interview with Vandana Shiva
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Vandana Shiva is more than just a leading scientist, author and campaigner on green issues and anti-globalisation. She is also among the most prominent of Mahatma Ghandi's intellectual heirs. In this interview, she discusses how this led her to be an outspoken voice on such crucial environmental issues as seed legacy, biopiracy and economic injustice.
    888. Indian journalist threatened and attacked for reporting
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists (India) in condemning the attack on journalist Malini Subramaniam in Bastar, Chhattisgarh, India on Sunday, February 7, 2016.
    889. Meet the Robin Hood of Science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan, created Sci-Hub, a website that bypasses journal paywalls, providing access to nearly every scientific paper ever published immediately to anyone who wants it.
    890. Palestinians' access to water in 2015
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Thirsting for Justice finds that Palestinians' access to water was worse in 2015 than in 1995 due to Israel’s discriminatory water regime.
    891. RSF demands immediate withdrawal of new charges against editor
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders calls on Moroccan authorities to drop the absurd and iniquitous charge of harming the country's territorial integrity brought against website editor Ali Anouzla on the basis of a translation error, and to abandon the trlal
    892. Television offices attacked in Lahore, Pakistan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in condemning the attack on the office of the City 42 News television channel on Sunday, February 6, 2016, in Lahore, Pakistan.
    893. Time to Call US Aid to Africa by Its True Name: Bribery
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Aid, what is it good for? While many Bono-loving, bleeding heart liberals would be appalled at the very thought of questioning the importance of giving money to charity or to the less fortunate, such a belief is rooted in pure fiction. In fact, the seemingly innocuous act of transferring money abroad in voluntary Robin Hood fashion is at the root of most political problems wreaking havoc across the developing world.
    894. When They Lock Up the Truth: Khadija Ismayilova and the Latin America Connection
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Azerbaijan, a former Soviet country with remarkable oil and gas reserves has been controlled for decades by the Aliyev family.
    895. Why I Choose Optimism Over Despair
      An Interview With Noam Chomsky

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Noam Chomsky explores the possibilities for a better human society.
    896. Finally, a Wall to Unite People, Not Divide Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Throughout history, walls have been a symbol of separation, segregation, and division. However, a new phenomenon called "walls of kindness" (Deewar-e-Meherbani) is doing just the opposite. Faced by cold weather, Iranians began outdoor charity drives for the homeless and needy by building "walls of kindness." The walls feature clothing hooks beside the phrase, "Take one if you need it. Give one if you don't." Iran's campaign to clothe the poor has developed into an international onslaught of donations, coats, hats, trousers, and warm apparel.
    897. Salvadoran Women Respond to Violence with Community Service, Music, and Individual Efforts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Outside of the peace negotiations that resound in the media and governmental organizations, one of the strongest solutions to the scourge of gang violence in El Salvador has come from individual initiatives and groups dedicated to women. This work with female youth and ex-gang members, both in and outside of prison, is part of a movement that seeks to collaborate with peace processes in which women have rarely been taken into account. At the same time, it addresses the social structure that intensifies violence against women.
    898. Branding Tradition: a Bittersweet Tale of Capitalism at Work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's almost sugaring time here in Vermont. On our homestead we tap about 25 trees, boil down the sap on the kitchen cookstove, and - in a good year - end up with 4 or 5 gallons of maple syrup. That may sound like a lot, but since it represents our family's main source of sweetener it's rarely enough to get us through the year. By mid-winter we're usually buying syrup from a neighbor -- someone who makes his living from his sugar bush.
    899. Cap and Clear-Cut
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Jerry Brown basked in adulation during his whirlwind trip to Paris, and the evening of December 8 figured to offer more of the same. Standing alongside governors of states and provinces from Brazil, Mexico, and Peru, California's governor planned to tout his state's leadership role on global climate policy. The event was one of 21 presentations that Brown delivered during a five-day swing through France during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21). His busy schedule included a stately private meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and presentations at events organized by the French, German, Chinese, and US governments.
    900. Coming Cutthroats and Parting Pirates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Shoot them down!" That’s one answer to the problem of refugees and immigrants flooding into Germany, clearer even than any Trump-wall. It was offered by Frauke Petry, head of Alternative for Germany (AfD), the fast-growing party which, now at 12 percent nationally, has moved up into third place, outstripping the Greens and the Left party (LINKE).
    901. The Flint River Lead Poisoning Catastrophe in Historical Perspective
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      By now the main facts of the Flint River lead poisoning are pretty well known and essentially undisputed. A spectacular regulatory failure by all levels of government -- enabled by Michigan Governor Snyder's unprecedented "emergency management" policies for African-American majority cities. The big remaining question is why this disaster happened?
    902. Israeli Myths: An Interview with Ramzy Baroud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      For many years, much of the Western world understood Israel based on a cluster of myths, from the early fables of the Zionists making the desert bloom, to Palestine supposedly being a land without people for a people without land. That intricately constructed and propagated mythology evolved over time, as Israeli hasbara laboured to provide a perception of reality that was needed to justify its wars, its military occupation, its constant violations of human rights and its many war crimes.
    903. Living the Spanish Language as the Descendant of Afro-Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Several generations of the black population have been forced to fight in order to conserve the language they brought with them, and with it all of their accumulated history, wisdom, and identity. They struggle against the rejection of the mestizo majority as well as the governments in office, who have for years denied them Costa Rican nationality, despite being born in the country.
    904. Obama to sign AIPAC-promoted trade bill that legitimizes Israeli occupation and fights BDS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The U.S. Senate has passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by a 75-20 veto proof margin. The large trade policy bill includes anti- BDS trade legislation promoted by AIPAC and introduces new U.S. policy language by including all "Israeli-controlled territories" as part of Israel.
    905. The Opposite of Transparency: What I Didn't Read in the TIPP Reading Room
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      TTIP, the EU-US free trade deal, has secrecy written all over it. Those responsible for it live in dread of any public scrutiny. If it was up to me, I would give everyone who's interested the chance to make up their own minds on the text of the agreement in its current form.
    906. When Thoughtful People Think Illogically
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This man with whom I corresponded believes Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon were staged and that those involved, even the children, are "crisis actors" -- employed by a government whose aim is seizing guns, passing gun control laws, and creating a climate of fear. I asked about hospital staff, those who treat the injured and the spokesperson that provides information about a patient's condition. His answer, "Crisis actors."
    907. Beware the GMO Trojan horse! Indian food and farming are under attack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Global oilseed, agribusiness and biotech corporations are engaged in a long term attack on India's local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years they have reduced India from self-sufficiency in cooking oil to importing half its needs. Now the government's unlawful attempts to impose GM mustard seed threaten to wipe out a crop at the root of Indian food and farming traditions.
    908. Fighting the TPP
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canada has a choice and should decide to reject the TPP. We shouldn’t sign. In that, the new government would have a solid argument – the agreement was concluded in secret by the previous Conservative government in the midst of the election.
    909. 'I KNEW I WAS WITNESSING A TERRIBLE EVIL'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Today marks 50 years since the South African apartheid government declared District Six, in the heart of Cape Town, a 'whites only' area from which all non-whites would be forcibly removed.
    910. New York Police Have Used Stingrays Widely, New Documents Show
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The NYPD has used cell-site simulators, commonly known as Stingrays, more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to documents turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The documents represent the first time the department has acknowledged using the devices.
    911. The NYPD Is Kicking People out of Their Homes, Even If They Haven't Committed a Crime
      And it's happening almost exclusively in minority neighborhoods.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The morning of May 4, 2011, Jameelah El-Shabazz watched out the window of her Bronx apartment as a team of police officers fanned across the rooftop of Banana Kelly High School. The 43-year-old mother of five said she didn’t think much of the scene -- drug raids were common in her neighbourhood.
    912. Pharma Greed Run Amuk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Congress, especially its GOP members, created the Martin monster. Martin Shkreli is only one of the monsters the GOP Congress has created. Probably our best hope is that one or many, like Shkreli, will overreach in an outrageous greed that our government has condoned for decades. Like errant spoiled children, pharmaceuticals (Pharma) have run roughshod over an obliging Congress and a consuming public since politicians -- in effect -- gave them license to steal.
    913. What's Yours Is Mine
      Against the Sharing Economy

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The news is full of their names, supposedly the vanguard of a rethinking of capitalism. Lyft, Airbnb, Taskrabbit, Uber, and many more companies have a mandate of disruption and upending the "old order." But this new wave of technology companies is funded and steered by very old-school venture capitalists. And in What’s Yours Is Mine, technologist Tom Slee argues the so-called sharing economy damages development, extends harsh free-market practices into previously protected areas of our lives, and presents the opportunity for a few people to make fortunes by damaging communities and pushing vulnerable individuals to take on unsustainable risk. Drawing on original empirical research, Slee shows that the friendly language of sharing, trust, and community masks a darker reality.
    914. The Flowers of Rojava: A Feminist Revolution in Northern Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Janet Biehl speaks about her recent visit to Rojava, Kurdistan where Kurdish men and women have organized themselves into a democratic autonomous region.
    915. A Last Chance for the World's Forests?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are not only disappearing rapidly, but that areas of 'core forest' -- remote interior areas critical for disturbance-sensitive wildlife and ecological processes -- are vanishing even faster.
    916. Leamington, Ontario: Growing Tomatoes in the Era of Free Trade
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Southwestern Ontario is the historic home of Canadian tomato growers. The bulk of the crop goes to processing, and since 1909 the dominant corporation had been H. J. Heinz, a food giant based in Pittsburgh. But in 2013 the Heinz Corporation was bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (26%) and 3G Capital (51%), based in Brazil. It was soon announced that they were planning to close their plant in Leamington. The story has been a snapshot of what has happened to the manufacturing industry in Ontario following the "free trade" agreements with the United States.
    917. MPAA May Like Donuts, but They Shouldn't Be the (Copyright) Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The companies and organizations that run the Internet's domain name system shouldn't be in the business of policing the contents of websites, or enforcing laws that can impinge on free speech. The staff of ICANN, the organization that oversees that system, agrees. That's why it’s not surprising that the Motion Picture Association of America, which has consistently sought power to edit the Internet, is now bypassing ICANN and making private deals with domain name registries.
    918. Nazi Zombies Ate Gloria Steinem's Brain!
      Why US Politics Turns Ordinary People into Drooling Morons

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The problem, in a nutshell, is this: when people decide to support a prospective candidate in the US primary races they are putting themselves in the position of defending the indefensible. The very nature of this politico-Darwinist death match means that once you pick your chosen leader you must reject all criticism and suppress all doubt. You must become aggressively defensive and you must, above all, prevent your own wayward brain from thinking those bad thoughts that weaken the image of the immaculate leader. Any chink in their armour will be exploited by the enemies that surround them. Loyalty must be automatic and unconditional. Vigilance must be constant.
    919. Pakistan: The hell of sexual harassment in the workplace
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In increasingly competitive Pakistani work situations, women continue to be targets for men with power.
    920. The Return of Crisis: Everywhere Banks are in Deep Trouble
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Financial markets the world over are increasingly chaotic; either retreating or plunging. Our view remains that there’s a gigantic market crash in the coming future -- one that has possibly started now.
    921. Crowds and Party
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dean argues that class struggle and the party form are not obsolete, and this renewal has caused great enthusiasm in left politics.
    922. The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected.
    923. These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      American Presidential candidates these days are accustomed to mainstream reporters quizzing them on process and politics, with a typical media scrum filled with questions about the latest polls, repeated demands for a response to the most recent attack from rival campaigns, and sometimes even vapid inquiries about workout routines or favorite foods. A group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum - by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.
    924. Beating the fascists? The German Communists and political violence 1929-1933
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Eve Rosenhaft examines the involvement of Communist Party militants in political violence against Nazis during the years of Hitler's rise to power in Germany (1929-33). Specifically, she aims to account for their participation in 'street-fighting' or 'gang-fighting' with National Socialist storm-troopers.
    925. 'Land Grabbing': exposing the impacts of large-scale agriculture on local communities
      Film review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Agriculture is big business and with the EU pumping money at the sector, the corporate profiteers are holding all the aces. The documentary 'Land Grabbing' investigates what happens when well-financed agro-investors take over rural communities' land and water.
    926. Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency manager, in order to save money, ordered that the city's water source be changed from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River.
    927. Lies about Assange and UN human rights jurists imperil us all
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The defence secretary, 'comedians' on BBC Radio's News Quiz, and the entire media commentariat have ganged up this weekend up to pour mockery and poisonous lies over Julian Assange and the UN's human rights jurists. As they attempt to fight off the UN's 'guilty' verdict against the British state, they are putting dissidents at risk everywhere.
    928. These Senior Citizens Are Destined to Die in Prison -- For Marijuana
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      There are drug war excesses remaining to be rectified. Here are some of the most outrageous.
    929. Freeing Julian Assange: the Final Chapter
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the epic miscarriages of justice of our time is unravelling. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention -- the international tribunal that adjudicates and decides whether governments comply with their human rights obligations -- has ruled that Julian Assange has been detained unlawfully by Britain and Sweden.
    930. Israel Moves to Check Its Artists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As a writer/photographer and a tax-paying American citizen, a story in the New York Times about Israel's culture wars made me cringe. It seems the powerful, militarist right in Israel -- so committed to expansion and settlements in the West Bank -- is now trying to suppress ideas among the nation's artistic and literary minds.
    931. The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The Guardian
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      At what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident, one who dares to take on mighty vested interests? When his own state, the local legal system and the media all turn on him? When he is forced to seek sanctuary in a foreign embassy for many years, surrounded by state security forces threatening to arrest him if he leaves? When the world’s highest arbiter on the matter of his confinement, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, supports his case? When the state, legal authorities and the media ignore the ruling and continue to demand his arrest?
    932. "Lies, Lies and More Lies" - GMOs, Poisoned Agriculture and Toxic Rants
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As as been well documented, it is the pro-GMO lobby/industry that distorts and censors science, captures regulatory bodies, attacks scientists whose findings are unpalatable to the industry and bypasses proper scientific and regulatory procedures altogether.
    933. US Foreign Trade Zones: Connecting Labor Exploitation in a Global Race to the Bottom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement continues, many Americans are unaware that hundreds of foreign trade zones are already entrenched within the US, and most likely in their own part of the country.
    934. When economists ignore the human factor, we all pay the price
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Guardian recently asked nine economists whether we’re heading for another global financial crash and they gave many different answers. Yet still we turn to economists as if they were physicists, armed with scientific predictions about the behaviour of the body economic. We consumers of economics, and economists themselves, need to be more realistic about what economics can do. More modesty on both the supply and the demand side of economics will produce better results.
    935. At least 2,297 journalists and media staff have been killed since 1990: IFJ report
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      International Federation of Journalists publishes its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990.
    936. Free Speech and Double Standards
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    937. An Idiot's Guide to Prosecuting Corporate Fraud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A new group called Bank Whistleblowers United have just pushed out a comprehensive plan they think would put the executive branch in the United States back in the business of enthusiastically identifying, indicting, and convicting financial fraudsters -- restoring accountability while protecting the public.
    938. Israeli Military Censor Seeks to Expand Control to 'Prominent' Facebook Users
      High-Profile Critic Ordered to Submit All Writing to Censors in Advance

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Israeli military censor usually tries to stay out of the headlines. It's not always easy, as several times high-profile Israel-related stories have broken in the US media first, and aren’t "allowed" in Israeli papers for days after.
    939. Rebranding The Conquistadors As Social Justice Warriors - The Guardian, Corporate Sponsorship And 'Branded Content'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Like most newspapers, the Guardian is struggling financially and is desperately worried about a dwindling stream of advertising revenue. The paper's declared intent of becoming 'the world's leading liberal voice', with rapid expansion in the US and Australia, has backfired, leading to the need for significant cuts including likely job losses. As a result, the paper is heading ever deeper into the murky world of 'branded content' to raise much-needed funds from corporate advertisers.
    940. Report released: China's Great Media Wall: The Fight For Freedom
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) releases its annual China Press Freedom Report, China's Great Media Wall: The Fight For Freedom.
    941. Involuntary Medication
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This study examines the possible effects of the TPP on how Canada regulates medicines and how much the country spends paying for them. It finds that the TPP would require Canada to extend patent terms to compensate brand-name pharmaceutical firms for regulatory delays in approving drugs. This policy change alone could add hundres of millions of dollars annually to the price of drugs in Canada. The agreement will restrict future policy options in these areas in ways that benefit brand-name producers over consumers and the broader public interest. The TPP could also have profound effects on the criteria that Canada uses to decide on drug safety and effectiveness, how new drugs are approved (or not) for marketing, post-market surveillance and inspection, the listing of drugs on public formularies, and how individual drugs are priced in the future.
    942. ISIS Was Born In An American Detention Facility (And It Wasn't Gitmo)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The US seems to have a knack for creating, incubating, and training its future enemies. As the late Chalmers Johnson showed in BLOWBACK, this pattern goes back quite far and includes recent struggles with Islamist terrorists. In the 1980s, of course, the US armed and trained the Taliban as well as Osama Bin Laden as part of a proxy war with Russia. Years later, Bin Laden's criminal network, sheltered by the Taliban, attacked the US in Yemen, Kenya, New York, and more. In response to those attacks, the US invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, killing and detaining hundreds of thousands of men. At the time, many people wondered -- none more forcefully than Johnson -- whether the US response to blowback would engender more blowback.
    943. An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ta-Nehisi Coates recently criticized the Bernie Sanders campaign for Sanders’ pessimism regarding black reparations for slavery and Jim Crow segregation. When asked during a campaign event whether he would support reparations, Sanders responded with characteristic bluntness, saying that "its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil," before adding that a push for formal reparations for slavery would be politically divisive.
    944. Find out how these 800 ducks contribute to wine making
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Find out how these 800 ducks contribute to wine making.
    945. First Steps of Participatory Research Project: Indigenous Languages and Digital Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The rapid development of digital media, which began during the last decade of the 20th century, has had unanticipated effects at the beginning of the 21st century. Peoples, whose cultures and languages were marginalized and displaced by the Nation-State, have appropriated -- slowly, but surely -- these media to reassert their cultural and linguistic presence in cyberspace.
    946. The Flint Water Crisis is Not Without Parallel in Michigan History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the days, weeks, and months following a disaster people feel uncertain about real and perceived risks. The parties directly involved a disaster as well as other organizations such as public agencies, governmental bodies, corporations, the media, and environmental groups release a cacophony of information and disputations that the affected population and the general public see as conflicting and confusing. In the process victims and the general public struggle to gain credible sources of information in an attempt to make sense of an event and unpack the truth in order to assign, meaning, blame, and responsibility as well as develop coping strategies and effective remedies. This informational uncertainty can also result in the lack of an effective response between responding governmental agencies on all levels as witnessed in the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan.
    947. Liberals' interim pipeline measures fall short
      Band-aid solutions cannot fix deeply flawed pipeline reviews, environmental assessments

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Harper government’s 2012 environmental law rollbacks were a blunt-force trauma to the environmental assessment of pipelines. Last week, the new federal Liberal government prescribed band-aids for an ailing patient that needed more.
    948. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 1: Why feds should step in to help democracy's watchdogs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A flourishing, capable news media is the oxygen of democracy. In Canada, our traditional oxygen-providers, the mainstream corporate-owned newspapers, are dying. We need to come up with something better to serve our communities.
    949. MEDIA IN CRISIS - 2: Citizens, government need to plan now to have quality media in future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Canada's mainstream media are in a state of incipient meltdown. They no longer deliver the volume or quality of news that Canadians need to be informed about important happenings in their communities, let alone to participate in a healthy democratic process.
    950. Politics on the Plate: Mob Wives, GMOs and Salt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      How can we broaden our movement to appeal to and involve the majority of people out there who do not seem to be aware, do not seem to care or are just too apathetic?
    951. VW, GM and Takata: the Case for Jailing Corporate Executives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Making the case that executives at VW, Takata and General Motors should be jailed for corporate crime. The crimes committed by the corporations they head are extremely serious, and have caused and will cause hundreds of deaths. Why are the perpetrators allowed to get off simply by writing a cheque to cover the fine, instead of going to jail the way other criminals do?
    952. Bernie and His Critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Bernie Sanders has provided an opening that we can't squander.
    953. Is Law Enforcement "Going Dark" Because of Encryption? Hardly, Says New Report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unbreakable encryption -- which prevents easy, conventional surveillance of digital communications-- isn’t a big problem for law enforcement, says a report published by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The report, titled "Don’t Panic," finds that we are probably not "headed to a future in which our ability to effectively surveil criminals and bad actors is impossible" because of companies that offer end-to-end encryption, such as Apple.
    954. I've changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here's why
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast over its refusal to produce a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for a gay customer, Gareth Lee. I supported his legal claim against Ashers and the subsequent verdict – the bakery was found guilty of discrimination last year. Now, two days before the case goes to appeal, I have changed my mind. Much as I wish to defend the gay community, I also want to defend freedom of conscience, expression and religion.
    955. Marx's Ecological Notebooks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This article investigate Marx's natural-scientific notebooks, especially those of 1868, which will be published for the first time in volume four, section eighteen of the new Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe(MEGA). As Burkett and Foster rightly emphasize, Marx's notebooks allow us to see clearly his interests and preoccupations before and after the publication of the first volume of Capital in 1867, and the directions he might have taken through his intensive research into disciplines such as biology, chemistry, geology, and mineralogy, much of which he was not able fully to integrate into Capital.
    956. Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of 'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.
    957. The "Bernie Bros" Narrative: a Cheap Campaign Tactic Masquerading as Journalism and Social Activism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The concoction of the "Bernie Bro" narrative by pro-Clinton journalists has been a potent political tactic -- and a journalistic disgrace. It's intended to imply two equally false claims: (1) a refusal to march enthusiastically behind the Wall Street-enriched, multiple-war-advocating, despot-embracing Hillary Clinton is explainable not by ideology or political conviction, but largely if not exclusively by sexism: demonstrated by the fact that men, not women, support Sanders (his supporters are "bros"); and (2) Sanders supporters are uniquely abusive and misogynistic in their online behavior. Needless to say, a crucial tactical prong of this innuendo is that any attempt to refute it is itself proof of insensitivity to sexism if not sexism itself (as the accusatory reactions to this article will instantly illustrate).
    958. Koch Brothers View Universities As Propaganda Machines
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer’s new book, "Dark Money," includes details that bolster concerns publicized by UnKoch My Campus, and students and professors across the USA who have blown the whistle on Charles Koch’s co-optation of higher education programs. Universities are the spine of Charles Koch's lobbying model, which after four decades of finance has grown into an integrated network of professors, public relations agents, lobbyists, pundits, and politicians. Koch foundations started investing in campuses at an exponential pace, starting with just seven campuses in 2005.
    959. UK Tax Dodgers PLC - Google outrage is the tip of an iceberg
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Why are we so surprised at the Google tax heist? It's not because there's anything new about it. It's because our own political class have long had their noses in the trough, and the tax-dodging billionaires that own our mainstream media are anxious to hide the swindle that's keeping them rich, and us poor.
    960. The West Is Reduced To Looting Itself
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Third World countries were and are looted by being enticed into development plans for electrification or some such purpose. The gullible and trusting governments are told that they can make their countries rich by taking out foreign loans to implement a Western-presented development plan, with the result being sufficient tax revenues from economic development to service the foreign loan.
    961. Behind Israel's campaign to vilify peace groups
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Far-right activists spying on Israeli human rights community received hidden funds from Netanyahu government.
    962. CIA planned rendition operation to kidnap Edward Snowden
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prepared to kidnap Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed illegal and unconstitutional mass spying by the National Security Agency (NSA), documents obtained by the Danish media outlet Denfri show.
    963. Digital Labour and Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A century has now passed since Lenin's Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism (1916) and Bukharin's Imperialism and World Economy (1915), as well as Rosa Luxemburg's 1913 Accumulation of Capital. All spoke of imperialism as a force and tool of capitalism. It was a time of world war, monopolies, antitrust laws, strikes for pay raises, Ford's development of the assembly line, the October Revolution, the Mexican Revolution, the failed German revolution, and much more. It was a time that saw the spread and deepening of global challenges to capitalism.
    964. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
      Conflict of interest

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of interest are inherent in capitalism, a system founded on the premise that the state and society should be subordinated to economic self-interest and the accumulation of private wealth. Scientists who are supposed to be studying the effects of GMOs are funded by agribusiness corporations. Doctors who receive money from pharmaceutical companies write articles promoting the drugs produced by those companies. Decisions about pipelines are made by regulators who have spent years working in the oil industry, and who will be heading back to jobs in the industry after their stint ‘regulating’ it. Politicians receive campaign funds from corporate lobbyists.
    965. Our attitude towards Rojava must be critical solidarity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Many articles from different people about Rojava have expressed different views. The vast majority of them have covered the positive and bright sides of this experiment. I too have written many articles, in both Kurdish and English. In addition, I have given many interviews to Kurdish and non-Kurdish media. I have attended and addressed several meetings, both in the UK and abroad. I travelled once to Rojava and twice to Bakur (the Kurdistan part of Turkey).
    966. Racialism, art and the Academy Awards controversy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Should artwork be categorized and presumably appreciated according to whether it represents a male or female, black or white perspective? Many critics, influenced by the prevailing ideology, set up this basic standard: women gain more from art produced by women, Jews from work created by Jews, African-Americans from "African-American art," etc. In ideological terms, these critics, in their obsession with race, are spouting a conception of society and art identified historically with the extreme right.
    967. 7 Places to Find Porn You Actually Like
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It's not hard to find porn online, but it is hard to find good porn online. The mainstream industry tends to produce a lot of wham-and-bam content, and while that might sell, there are a whole lot of people who don't find it all that appealing. Fortunately, the Internet is a huge space, and tucked away in its unseen corners is a lot of sexy stuff. Here are 7 places to look for porn that's a little more interesting.
    968. Moving Target
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ruby rides in the backseat of an armoured car while a bodyguard rides shotgun. As a human rights advocate working in Colombia, she speaks out onbehalf of victims of the long-running conflict between government paramilitaries and FARC guerrillas, and dedicates her life to justice despite having to live in fear.
    969. Rosa Lives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The revolutionary thought of Rosa Luxemburg continues to inform and inspire anticapitalist movements today.
    970. "Black Americans for a Better Future" Super PAC 100% Funded by Rich White Guys
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      New FEC filings show that all of the $417,250 in monetary donations to a Super PAC called "Black Americans for a Better Future" comes from conservative white businessmen-- including $400,000, or 96 percent of the total, from white billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Mercer.
    971. A Food Renaissance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Colin Tudge reports on The College of Real Farming and Food Culture; a project designed to tackle the current issues in global food production. The current system is not fit for purpose but through a holistic approach and an overhaul of current mainstream agriculture, achieving a balance between feeding the world and conserving the environment is within grasp.
    972. The Great Inequality
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. Michael Yates explains what inequality is, why it matters, how it affects us, what its underlying causes are, and what we might do about it. This book was written to encourage informed radical action by working people, the unemployed, and the poor, uniquely blending the author’s own experiences with his ability to make complex issues comprehensible to a mass audience.
    973. Outrage as plant bosses acquitted over fatal toxic spill in Hungary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Prosecutors had demanded prison terms for those on trial after alumina works disaster killed 10 and wrecked villages.
    974. The Seeds of Spin: Decoding Pro-GMO Lies and Falsehoods
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If you are in some way critical of genetically modified food and agriculture or have some concerns that remain unaddressed, here is a brief interpretive (satirical) guide for navigating the seedy world of pro-GMO spin.
    975. Conversations about Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      At first, the scene appears tense. Twenty-one Israeli soldiers in full combat gear are arrayed in a neat line across the main road of the small village of Al Ma’sara, just south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Several of the soldiers wear partial balaclavas which obscure their features, leaving their faces visible only from the eyes up. They stand expectantly, some with their hands resting casually on the butts of their rifles.
    976. Don't build Jew-only towns on the rubble of Bedouin villages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Israel's government is now free to expel 1,200 of its Bedouin citizens from their 'unrecognised' villages in the Negev desert, following a Supreme Court decision not to hear their appeal. Now only one thing can save the Bedouin, their communities and their way of life: an international outcry.
    977. Ethiopian Protesters Endure Brutality and Censorship Amid Land Struggle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Students in Ethiopia's largest administrative region, Oromia, have been braving state-sponsored violence and censorship since November 2015 to protest a government development plan.
    978. Five Revealing Facts About Homeless Youth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The federal government has set a goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 with Opening Doors, a strategic plan released in 2010. But as the plan acknowledges, figuring out how many youth are homeless is no easy task.
    979. Israel continues to sow the seeds of discontent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Israel, it seems, has found a new weapon against Palestinian attacks -- the humble cucumber seed. Soldiers have been handing out seeds at checkpoints with advice to Palestinians -- a nation of farmers until their lands were swallowed up by Jewish settlements -- to stop their recent knife attacks on Israelis and invest in a peaceful future.
    980. Making the Promises Real: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      As nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris approved the UN Climate Change Agreement, the AFL-CIO issued a statement that broke new ground on climate. While the AFL-CIO opposed the Kyoto climate agreement and never supported the failed Copenhagen agreement, it applauded the Paris climate change agreement as "a landmark achievement in international cooperation" and called on America "to make the promises real."
    981. Media More Outraged by Possible Murder by Putin Than Definite Murder by Obama
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The British government, whose foreign policy is overtly hostile to their Russian counterpart, declared last week that their investigation into the killing of a former Russian intelligence agent in London nearly a decade ago concluded there is a "strong probability" the Russian FSB security agency was responsible for poisoning Alexander Litivenko with plutonium. They further declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin "probably approved" of the act.
    982. The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      in a capitalist framework negative emissions technologies appear to offer the only possible way out. Geoengineering is the specter that haunts the text adopted in Paris and gives it meaning. The fact that the Agreement does not mention "energy transition" is not a regrettable lapse in generally good text, but proof by omission that the negotiators have chosen to bet on geoengineering instead of confronting fossil capital.
    983. Flint's poisoned water and capital's second contradiction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The politicians who poisoned the water supply in Flint are as bad as they come, but it's the system they serve that makes such disasters inevitable.
    984. The JFRP: For a New Communist Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Real change, the kind of change that Occupy Wall Street had hoped to start, can be achieved through -- I know you’re going to find this hard to believe -- a political party. I found it hard to believe, until I read Jodi Dean's book Crowds and Party. Jodi is here to explain to us how a political party can bring about real change.
    985. Why Do We Expose Ourselves?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Among critics of technological surveillance, there are two allusions so commonplace they have crossed into the realm of cliché. One, as you have probably already guessed, is George Orwell's Big Brother, from 1984. The other is Michel Foucault’s panopticon -- a vision, adapted from Jeremy Bentham, of a prison in which captives cannot tell if or when they are being watched. Today, both of these touchstones are considered chillingly prophetic. But in Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age, Bernard Harcourt has another suggestion: Both of them are insufficient.
    986. Australia's Day for Secrets, Flags and Cowards
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In my lifetime, non-indigenous Australia has changed from an Anglo-Irish society to one of the most ethnically diverse on earth. Those we used to call "New Australians" often choose 26 January, "Australia Day", to be sworn in as citizens. The ceremonies can be touching. Watch the faces from the Middle East and understand why they clench their new flag.
    987. The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids: Twin Assaults on The Commons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When I opened up my Facebook feed today, 90 percent on the items on my feed were equally divided between the Bundy Cowliphate here in Oregon and the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, my hometown. Given my decades of Public Lands’ Conservation activism, both topics are dear to me.
    988. Deadly week for media in Pakistan - two journalists killed in KP province
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) condemn the killing of two journalists in the past week in the troubled Khyber-Pakhtunhkhwa province in Pakistan's north-west.
    989. Flint drinks lead-laden water; Republicans attack Clean Water Act
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To save a small amount of money residents of Flint, Michigan, have been forced to consume hazardous levels of lead in their drinking water. Just the moment for the Republican House Speaker to attack the Clean Water Act.
    990. The Genius of Huey P. Newton
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      To those of us who were alive -- and sentient, the name Huey P. Newton evokes an era of mass resistance, of Black popular protest and of the rise of revolutionary organizations across the land. To those of subsequent eras, youth in their 20s, the name is largely unknown, as is the name of its greatest creation: The Black Panther Party.
    991. How the West Creates Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Terrorism has many forms and many faces, but the most terrible of them is cold cruelty.
      And so the West linked terrorism with Islam, which is one of the greatest cultures on earth, with 1.6 billion followers. In order to make Islam a worthy enemy, the Empire had to first radicalize and pervert countless Muslim movements and organizations, then create the new ones, consequently training, arming and financing them, so they could really look frightening enough.
    992. Hunger strike threatens health of Palestinian journalist in Israeli jail
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Palestinian Journalists' syndicate (PJS) are deeply concerned over the health of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for almost 50 days.
    993. Iran must stop denying medical care to imprisoned journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the appalling conditions in which journalists are detained in Iran and calls on the authorities to stop denying them medical attention.
    994. Kuwait: New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Kuwait: New Cyber Crimes Law restricts free expression and targets online activists
    995. Migrant farmworkers ask Trudeau for Permanent Residency in Canada as they announce caravan to Ottawa
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Migrant farmworker group Justice for Migrant Workers is launching Harvesting Freedom, a year-long campaign for immigration status upon arrival for migrant farmworkers to mark the 50th anniversary of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP).
    996. Outrage Against Big Pharma! Activists Protest "Obscene" Conference
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It was in their fancy tailored suits and with suspicious eyes that Big Pharma CEO's and investors got interrupted by protestors as they came and went from the (too-big-to-fail) JP Morgan-sponsored conference on "health care" (read: profit care) at the elite Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square in San Francisco on Monday, the 11th of January 2016.
    997. Protecting the Choice to Speak Anonymously Is Key to Fighting Online Harassment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      EFF Urges Department of Education to Uphold First Amendment Rights in University Anti-Harassment Policies
    998. Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
    999. Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
    1000. RSF reiterates call for EU sanctions against CCTV and Xinhua
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for European Union sanctions against state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) and the official news agency Xinhua for broadcasting and publishing what are presumably forced "confessions."
    1001. Spearheading the Neo-liberal Plunder of African Agriculture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is dangerously and unaccountably distorting the direction of international development, according to a new report by the campaign group Global Justice Now. With assets of $43.5 billion, the BMGF is the largest charitable foundation in the world. It actually distributes more aid for global health than any government. As a result, it has a major influence on issues of global health and agriculture.
    1002. TV office attacked in Islamabad
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the attack on the Islamabad office of the Pakistani television channel ARY News on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The IFJ demands an immediate investigation into the attack by authorities.
    1003. Yemen: journalist killed in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Yemeni journalist Almigdad Mojalli was killed on 17 January in an air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in the capital, Sana'a, according to news reports.
    1004. Noam Chomsky tells Al Jazeera "I'm not an absolute pacifist"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In an interview with Al Jazeera English’s flagship current affairs show, 'UpFront', MIT professor emeritus Noam Chomsky, a long-standing critic of US foreign policy and overseas interventions, said he supported U.S. air strikes against ISIL.
    1005. A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to 'eliminate' the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan authorities.
    1006. Women on the frontlines of Kurdish struggles: An interview with JI.NHA women's news agency
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In 2015, Corporate Watch visited Bakur (meaning 'North' in Kurmanji), the Kurdish region within Turkey's borders. We interviewed two journalists from JI.NHA, an all-women news agency made up of mostly Kurdish women, based in Amed. Our meeting with JI.NHA took place just after the Turkish election in June 2015. Since our interviews, the Turkish state has begun a new war on its Kurdish population. Cities have been attacked by the police and military with mortars, tanks and helicopters and every day Kurdish citizens are being murdered. People in cities across Bakur have erected barricades in their neighbourhoods to defend themselves against the violence and are trying to organise autonomously from the state.
    1007. The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      After six years of intense battles, two strikes, a hunger strike, and four legal sentences for anti-union activities, Starbucks reluctantly agreed to sign a collective agreement with unionized workers in Chile in May 2015. This was a huge concession for the world’s largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.
    1008. Conflict of Interest and the Israel Lobby: a Junket for State Senators
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last December, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC), a pro-Israel lobbying organization, provided an expense-paid, ten-day trip to Israel for ten Massachusetts senators (including Senate President, Stanley Rosenberg).
    1009. Don't weep for censoring, right-wing Postmedia newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Another 90 dedicated journalists in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa lost their jobs Tuesday as cutthroat Publisher Paul Godfrey slashed away again in an effort to turn Postmedia into a profit-making business. In a bizarre move, two competing papers will continue to be separate entities, but there will be one set of editors and most journalists will be shared.
    1010. A Drone Protestor Heads to Jail
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Fifty-nine-year-old Mary Anne Grady Flores will serve six months for photographing a protest of an airfield in upstate New York where drone pilots are trained and from where missions are carried out.
    1011. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for December 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - January 20, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending December 31, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. Year-to-date, industr
    1012. The Mine Wars: West Virginia's Coal Miners March on Public Television
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This riveting history of southern West Virginia's coal industry eventually caught the eye of a national television network.PBS is premiering a two-hour documentary called The Mine Wars as part of American Experience, the network's flagship history series.
    1013. Race Without Class: the "Bougie" Sensibility of Ta-Nehisi Coates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    1014. Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
    1015. Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
    1016. Feral 'Roundup Ready' GM alfalfa goes wild in US West
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This may explain GMO contamination incidents that have cost US growers and exporters millions of dollars - and it exposes the failure of USDA's 'coexistence' policy for GMOs and traditional crops.
    1017. Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - On January 7, 2016, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides on to Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of crops and farmland along the Israeli border fence. The sprayed areas belong to Israel's unilaterally imposed and poorly delineated "buffer" or "no-go zone".
    1018. Israel's Occupation Continues Because Economic and Political Elites Around the World Benefit From It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      American-Israeli scholar and activist Jeff Halper, co-founder of The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, sought to discover the source of Israel's seeming immunity. He focused on Israel's arms trade, and argues that it was "parlaying its military prowess into political clout," as he writes in a book entitled War Against The People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. Halper spoke with In These Times about the book.
    1019. Kids pay the price of transgender politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dr. Zucker was the latest victim of the raging battles in gender-identity politics. Critics say CAMH’s decision has sacrificed science to ideology, and put children on the front line. They think it’s a disaster for science, and for kids.
    1020. The Retreat of the Intellectuals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ellen Meiksins Wood saw a great danger in the reluctance of today's intellectuals to criticize capitalism.
    1021. Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land
    1022. Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land.
    1023. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
      Working class organizing

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.
    1024. Why Occupy Wall Street Must Include Deamdn for Honest, Observably Counted, Unrigged Elections
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Too many critical parts of our electoral process are controlled by private partisan corporations. The counting of our votes is now controlled by these corporations' software inside computerized "black boxes" – entirely in secret.
    1025. Big Crony CEO Pay Grab: Effects Beyond Greed!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Over the past fifty years, the pay gap between many highly-paid CEOs and their employees has increased dramatically. In 1965, when they also liked to be rich, CEOs made approximately twenty times as much as their average employee, meaning they would earn their workers' average pay by the third week of January, and since the 1980s, the average difference and greed have increased. Highly-paid CEOs now make 303 times as much as their employees in a year, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.
    1026. Chávismo and Its Discontents
      International Left Intellectuals Respond to Venezuelan Government's Legislative Election Setback

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Five hours after the polls had closed, the National Electoral Council (CNE) announced a landslide victory for the opposition in Venezuela's the National Assembly elections. The response of international left intellectuals has ranged from critical support to outright rejection of the socialist project in Venezuela. We argue for the importance of recognizing the overarching influence of US imperialism and for the acceptance of using the state as an instrument of popular power by the international solidarity movement.
    1027. Class War in the British Labour Party
      Tories, Blairites Turn the Screws on Jeremy Corbyn

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ever since Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the British Labour Party last September, the party has been in a state of internal class warfare. Corbyn is a decades-long member of old Labour’s left wing and is hugely popular among working people. Pitted against Corbyn and his followers are the vast majority of Labour Members of Parliament (MPs) who uphold the legacy of Tony Blair and are unashamedly committed to "free-market" capitalist exploitation and imperialist military slaughter in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

      ...

      James Bronterre O’Brien, an Irish-born leader of the Chartists, gave voice to the need for the working class to fight in its own interests instead of begging its oppressors:

      "My motto is... 'What you take you may have.' I will not attempt to deal with the abstract question of right, but will proceed to show that it is POWER, solid, substantial POWER, that the millions must obtain and retain, if they would enjoy the produce of their own labour and the privileges of freemen."
    1028. Full Democratic Rights for Transgender People!
      "Bathroom Bill" Bigotry

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Transgender and gender non-conforming people -- that is, anyone whose appearance, behavior or dress falls outside of bourgeois gender norms -- face an exceptionally high degree of harassment. Around 75 percent of transgender students report being verbally harassed at school and more than 30 percent physically assaulted. Transgender individuals are vulnerable in public spaces, especially if the difference between their preferred gender identity and their biological sex is apparent. Barring them from bathrooms would turn them into criminals while inviting further harassment and physical violence. Everyone -- regardless whether they match the skirt-clad or pants-clad signage on the door -- should be able to go about their business in peace.
    1029. Rosa Luxemburg and the Growth of the Labor Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Today is the 97th anniversary of the assassination of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the leading exponents of revolutionary socialism in Germany in the early 20th century. Both were prominent figures in the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) up to the First World War and, alienated by the reformist and pro-war politics of the SPD, founders of the Spartacus League in 1916. Both were killed by right-wing Freikorps death squads -- which had support from the Social Democratic government -- on January 15, 1919. The following is an excerpt from Gerald Friedman's Reigniting the Labor Movement (Routledge, 2007). Friedman describes Rosa Luxemburg's revolutionary politics and her understanding of the role of the mass strike -- not as the means for a decisive “one hit” victory for the working class, but as part of what Friedman terms a "long-term process of consciousness-building through participation in class struggle."
    1030. Pakistan's Gramsci: Remembering Sibte Hasan (1916-1986)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      2016 marks the birth centenary of Pakistan's own Gramsci, the pioneer of the Progressive Writers' Association (PWA) in undivided India and of the Communist Party in Pakistan, Sibte Hasan. Like the famed Italian thinker and activist, Hasan endured repeated jail terms, first during his sojourn in the United States, and then in Pakistan in 1951-55, and again during the Ayub dictatorship. It's surprising that despite Hasan’s iconic stature in the Indian subcontinent, very little is known about his biographical details.
    1031. The Compelling Memoirs of Ali Abumghasib
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ali Abumghasib knows little about the current intrigues of the Fatah Movement, or, perhaps, he is just not interested. Now living in an old, rusty and tiny caravan somewhere in Gaza, Ali has no money, no family, but also no regrets. We spoke at length about his life. He wanted to share his story, and I wanted to understand what went wrong in what was once Palestine's leading movement.
    1032. David Bowie, rock star groupies and the sexually adventurous '70s: "Labeling us as victims in retrospect is not a very conscious thing to do"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Salon speaks to sexologist Carol Queen about the shifts in morality around an era of sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll.
    1033. EFF To Court: Cisco Must Be Held Accountable For Aiding China's Human Rights Abuses
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Company Built Customized Golden Shield System to Identify Falun Gong Members Who Were Later Tortured.
    1034. European Commission launches action against Poland following EU-wide protest
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federation of Journalists have welcomed the action against Poland's restrictive media law.
    1035. 'Our Only Fear Was That He Might Pull His Punches' - BBC Caught Manipulating The News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The position of BBC political editor plays an important role in this propaganda system. His or her function is essentially to tell the public what leading politicians say or even 'think'. It is certainly not to question power or challenge government authority in any meaningful way.
    1036. Police Intimidation: From Dalton Trumbo to Deep Green Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security agents have contacted more than a dozen members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR), a radical environmental group, including one of its leaders, Lierre Keith, who said she has been the subject of two visits from the FBI at her home.
    1037. Recolonized by the Past
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It began as a campaign at the University of Cape Town to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes that stood on the campus. For the protestors, the statue represented everything that Rhodes himself stood for: racism, colonialism, plunder, white supremacy, and the oppression of black people.
    1038. SOS Media Burundi's dangerous reporting mission
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Almost the only relief for those in search of news in Burundi is to be found at SOS Media Burundi, a collective of journalists that emerged spontaneously within 48 hours of the destruction of the radio stations during the May 2014 coup attempt
    1039. What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      It’s early December, and I'm sitting in a mega-church packed with more than 500 people. They're here to listen to an update on the efforts to contain an enormous natural gas blowout that occurred more than a month before. Gas from the leak is being blown by prevailing winds right into their community of Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles County, CA.
      People are mad.
    1040. The 800k Protest
      How UW student Rachel Thevenard ran the Enbridge Line 9 in protest of its violation of the Canadian Constitution

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      While some may have spent their holidays bundled up inside, Rachel Thevenard, a second-year knowledge integration student at UW, was out running the length of Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline. The pipeline runs roughly 800 kilometres from Sarnia to Montreal, and transports 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of bitumen and crude oil.
    1041. Fire and Blood
      The European Civil War, 1914-1945

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Europe's second Thirty Years' War -- an epoch of blood and ashes.
    1042. In Patent Litigation, Justice Delayed Ensures the Entire Public Can Be Denied
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When courts fail to quickly address serious defects in a patent litigation complaint, it can harm not only the parties to the case, but also the public at large. EFF and Public Knowledge have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in a case where the Eastern District of Texas is allowing expensive litigation to drag on even though the defendant has already fully briefed validity issues that almost surely will dispose of the case, and stop the patent owner from suing on them in the future.
    1043. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A small scene from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolded last week on a Greek airport runway. Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel’s Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
      Like a parable illustrating Europe's bottomless indulgence of Israel, Aegean staff caved in to the pressure and persuaded the two Palestinian men to disembark.
    1044. Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel's Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
    1045. Why I had to face down the bullies trying to silence my supposedly 'offensive' stance on Islam
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This week marked the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris. The atrocity was a brutal attack not just on human life but also on the principle of free speech, one of the pillars of human civilisation. In the aftermath of the killings, people across the world united to express their support for that essential liberty.
    1046. Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth's survival
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
      Nazareth was not only an anomaly; it was a mistake.
    1047. Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth’s survival
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
    1048. The Boy Who Could Change the World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Remembering the brief life of Aaron Swartz: programmer, activist, entrepreneur, community builder.
    1049. Leading news website blocked in 3 Arab countries
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed its deep concerns today following the blocking of news web site al-Araby al-Jadeed and its English counterpart The New Arab, in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt.
    1050. RSF alarmed by journalist's arrest on terrorism charges in Bahrain
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is worried by the terrorism charges brought against Mahmood Al Jazeeri, a journalist with the independent daily newspaper Al Wasat, who has been held for the past 11 days.
    1051. RSF calls for firm EU stance if Poland does not abandon new media law
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the European Commission to be firm with Poland if the two-month-old national-conservative 'Law and Justice' (PiS) government fails to abandon the media law that was adopted last week.
    1052. Trump: the Ultimate Blowback for American Foreign Policy?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      When the late Chalmers Johnson introduced the word "blowback" to describe the adverse consequences of Washington’s actions in the world, he wasn't referring simply to the victims of U.S. imperial interventions striking back on American soil. More importantly, he saw the resulting destabilization of the American democratic process as the most dangerous blowback of all.
    1053. A year after Charlie, RSF warns against "religious correctness"
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On the eve of the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris and amid controversy about the satirical weekly's latest cover, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) cautions against the insidious imposition of a "religious correctness"
    1054. Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
    1055. BDS in the Crosshairs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      That project in dispute is BDS, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, promoted by civil society throughout the Western world. BDS is directed at Israel due to its illegal colonization of the Occupied Territories and its general apartheid-style discrimination against non-Jews in general and Palestinians in particular.
    1056. How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History
      More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns as they marched toward New Orleans chanting "Freedom or Death."
    1057. One by One, South Sudan Tries to Name Its War Victims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In South Sudan, where a vicious civil war has been raging, no government office or nongovernmental organization has kept a tally of the names of those killed by government forces, rebels, and other armed groups. But in a country in which automatic weapons are more plentiful than civil rights, and local journalists are regularly under assault, a tiny civil society group is trying to step into the breach by naming all of the names. It began on the first anniversary of the civil war's outbreak, when a small group of volunteers unveiled a list of 568 names of the people - from toddlers to centenarians - killed in the war to that point. Naming the Ones We Lost was a first step in what the organizers knew would be a long journey to grapple with the immense loss of South Sudanese life over the previous year. Today, the project goes by a slightly different name, Remembering the Ones We Lost, and has a radically expanded mission with a recently launched website [http://rememberingoneswelost.com/main]. The goal of the website is nothing short of remarkable - it aims to name all victims of conflict and armed violence in South Sudan since 1955.
    1058. A reservation town fighting alcoholism, obesity and ghosts from the past
      Blackwater: Arizona town fighting obesity and gohsts

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Chris McGreal completes his series on the most disadvantaged towns in the United States by finding out how life in a Native American community has been affected by modern eating habits and revenue from newly built casinos.
    1059. We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.
    1060. Your Apps, Please? China Shows how Surveillance Leads to Intimidation and Software Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Now China has taken the next step. In November, a select group of Xinjiang residents found their mobile phone service abruptly terminated. Their phone service providers told them to visit their local police station to have the service restored. When contacted, the police told them that they had been detected using a VPN, or downloading foreign messaging software. Remove the software, the police said, and you'll get your connection back.
    1061. IFIC / IFSE Launches CRM2 Module for Financial Advisors
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - January 7, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) together with its education arm, IFSE Institute, announce the launch of a new continuing education module designed to teach financial advisors about disclosure requirEMENTS
    1062. More employers are changing the terms of termination notices in contracts that limit more generous payouts
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More employers are changing the terms of termination notices in contracts that limit more generous payouts. Employment Lawyer Shelley Brown warns many judges are refusing to set aside these limitations.
    1063. Philippines islanders unite to resist 'land grab' palm oil companies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Farmers on Palawan are being tricked into giving land away to palm oil companies with local government support, writes Rod Harbinson. Under the palm oil company 'leases' the farmers lose all rights to their land, never receive any money, and are saddled with 25 years of debt. Those who resist the land grabs are now in fear for their lives following the murder of a prominent campaigner.
    1064. State of emergency in US city after water poisoned
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Flint has faced a lead-saturated drinking water disaster affecting almost 100,000 residents over the past 18 months.
    1065. Between Marx and Freud: Erich Fromm revisited
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      More than three decades after his death, the ideas of Erich Fromm are enjoying something of an intellectual renaissance.
    1066. Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      We are being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been tranported over long distances, or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn't always like that. From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.
    1067. The Guangdong Six and the rule of law (of value): Preliminary theses on the December 3 crackdown
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Information about the December 3, 2014 crackdown on Chinese labour activists is now widely available in English and several other languages, but there has been little satisfactory analysis of its significance -- in relation to business as usual in China, to comparable situations in other countries, or to workers' struggles as such.
    1068. A house divided: Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Something remarkable happened over the summer of 2015. Immediately after Ed Miliband resigned following Labour's defeat in the general election, the grip exercised by Blairism over the Labour Party had seemed set to continue grimly on. The field competing for the Labour leadership was confined to various shades of uninspiring Blairites, with the supposedly "left" candidate, Andy Burnham, rushing to distance himself from the unions. Even after Jeremy Corbyn threw his hat in the ring, most (including Corbyn himself) assumed he would be soundly beaten.
    1069. Humans will be remembered for leaving a 'plastic planet'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    1070. Radical economics, Marxist economics and Marx's economics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The major global crises of the mid-1970s and 2008-9 provoked debates among the ruling class about the best economic policies to manage capitalism. For socialists and activists the question was different, and debates about whether and to what extent capitalism could be reformed to avert crisis and instil a more humane and fair system became even sharper.
    1071. Was the German Revolution defeated by January 1919?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      John Rose argued in his talk at Marxism 2014 that the German Revolution had effectively suffered terminal defeat by January 1919. The National Congress of Workers' and Soldiers' Councils voted in December 1918 to hand power to the National Assembly after elections to be held in January 1919.
    1072. The Boy Who Could Change the World
      The Writings of Aaron Schwartz

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world.
    1073. Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Hating on hipsters is not the answer to gentrification. If we want to reclaim our cities, we should organize for genuinely affordable housing in common, argues Gloria Dawson.
    1074. The Postmodern Left and the success of neoliberalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The international Left promotes its own image rather than engaging in the bitter reality of resistance against neoliberalism. It does not need to believe in postmodernism because it is postmodernism.
    1075. The postmodern left and the success of neoliberalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The rise of neoliberalism across the globe for decades, and its continued resilience since the 2007-2008 financial crisis in particular, forces us to ask why there has not been a more successful resistance against it.
    1076. Showdown in the Malheur Marshes: the Origins of Rancher Terrorism in Burns, Oregon
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      During the spring of 1995, shortly after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, James Ridgeway and I spent a couple of weeks traveling across the West for a series of stories in the Village Voice that chronicled the rise of militant new rightwing movements of militias, white supremacists, Christian Identity sects and anti-government groups, including a profile of central Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond, now at the centre of the armed seizure of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters near Burns.
    1077. US sued over tax-exempt donations for illegal Israeli settlements
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A group of American citizens is suing the US Treasury because they say the agency is allowing billions of dollars of tax-exempt charitable donations to flow to the Israeli army and support the expansion of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
    1078. The New Far-Right Government in Poland
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      IN asked a European comrade who spends a lot of time in Poland to comment on a recent article, "Poland: Anti-government rallies continue as Lech Walesa warns of civil war," in the (Trotskyist) World Socialist Web Site.
    1079. Marx the Feminist?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In the face of global economic crisis and the dismantling of social programs under austerity policies, many feminists are re-engaging Marx's critique of capitalism. This return to Marx is necessary if we are effectively to overcome gender oppression, especially since the latest trends in feminism -- or at least those "fit to print" and discussed in the popular press -- place the onus of equal treatment squarely on women's shoulders. Newfound feminists like Sheryl Sandberg advise women to "lean in" and adjust their behaviour to suit the aggressively entrepreneurial norms rewarded in the real world that men lead. As Nancy Fraser aptly puts it, these tendencies within feminism serve as "capitalism’s handmaiden": such identity-centered, cultural critiques have helped obscure capital's dependency on gendered oppressions.
    1080. Abundance for everybody
      'Conscious food' supports a thriving urban activist community in Bolivia

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A group of Bolivian activists engage in 'conscious eating' while resisting capitalism and climate change and valuing everyone's work.
    1081. Against Activism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      "Activism" stands in contrast to organizing. Organizing aims to bring people together to build and exercise power, informed by a strategic vision for acquiring power and changing society. To be an "activist" now merely means to advocate for change, and the hows and whys of that advocacy are unclear. Activist is a generic category associated with oddly specific stereotypes: today, the term signals not so much a certain set of political opinions or behaviours as a certain temperament. Worse, many activists seem to relish their marginalization, interpreting their small numbers as evidence of their specialness, their membership in an exclusive and righteous clique, effectiveness be damned.
    1082. American Nuremberg: Putting Washington's War Criminals on Trial - Book Review
      Book Review of "American Nuremberg: Putting Washington’s War Criminals on Trial" by Gar Smith.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Any honest review of the aggregating crimes of America’s political leaders gives rise to a nagging question: Isn’t it time someone threw the book at them? Well, the wait is over. We now have the book.
    1083. America's poorest border town: no immigration papers, no American Dream
      Colonia Muniz: a world cut off from rights and citizenship

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Chris McGreal visits one of the Texas border townships that are home to hundreds of thousands of often-undocumented Latino immigrants and where the Amarican dream seems a remote fantasy.
    1084. America's Social Arsonist
      Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Gabriel Thompson provides a full picture of Fred Ross,this complicated and driven man, recovering a forgotten chapter of American history and providing vital lessons for organizers today.
    1085. Bank of Canada Lawsuit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      One of the most important legal cases in Canadian history is slowly inching its way towards trial. Launched in 2011 by the Toronto-based Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER), the lawsuit would require the publicly-owned Bank of Canada to return to its pre-1974 mandate and practice of lending interest-free money to federal, provincial, and municipal governments for infrastructure and healthcare spending.
    1086. Beijing highway: $600m road just the start of China's investments in Caribbean
      Jamaica's $600m highway kickstarts Chinese investments in the Caribbean

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Road connecting north and south Jamaca will be lined with luxury hotels and is China's largest investment in the Caribbean.
    1087. Beyond Banksters
      Resisting the New Feudalism

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      From the Bank of Canada to Justin Trudeau's Infrastructure Bank, from BlackRock to crappy trade deals to Bilderberg, Nelson names the actors and ideologies bringing Canada and the world to a new state of feudalism. Icelanders resisted. Nelson says Canada must too.
    1088. The Biased Report that led to Banning Russians at the Olympics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canadian lawyer Richard Mclaren's report infuenced the World Anti-Doping Agency to call for the banning of all Russian athletes from the Rio Games.
    1089. Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Tells how the farming village in Bil'in, located in Palestine's West Bank, has been facing its occupier, Israel, head-on. Side by side with Israeli and civil rights activists the world over, the people of Bil'in and their protests have been standing against the injustices imposed by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) since 2004. That was when the IOF's raids began to uproot the village's ancient olive trees and confiscate its farmlands, the main sources of its livelihood. All of it to build their separation wall and illegal settlements.
    1090. Bucharest's housing crisis: post-Communist restitution victimises Roma
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Twenty-five Roma families were evicted from an apartment block in Vulturilor Street, Bucharest, in 2014, turned out of homes they had rented from the state for nearly 20 years. The entrance to their alleyway was sealed off with a metal sheet.
    1091. Canada Since 1960: A People's History
      A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
    1092. The Candidate
      Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Chronicling Jeremy Corbyn's rise to the position of leader of Britian's Labour Party. An insiders look at the events that led to his appointment.
    1093. Cataclysm 1914
      The First World War and the Making of Modern World Politics

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This collection argues that the First World War -- and its consequences -- was perhaps the defining moment of 20th century world-politics.
    1094. Chain of Title
      How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The account of how a car dealership worker, a nurse, and a forensic expert discovered the foreclosure fraud perpetrated by America's biggest banks.
    1095. China on Strike
      Narratives of Workers' Resistance

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Through first person accounts, the book details the growing unrest, destabilization and strikes in factories that are gripping China.
    1096. Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Great Dismal Swamp was once a thriving refuge for runaways. Archaeologists are learning more about their free communities.
    1097. Digital Labor and Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This article reviews the role of the international division of labour in classical Marxist concepts of imperialism, and extends these ideas to the international division of labour in the production of information and information technology today. Sigital labour, as the newest frontier of capitalist innovation and exploitation, is central to the structures of contemporary imperialism.
    1098. Disabled parking spot hologram
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      If there's one thing drivers hate having to deal with, it';s parking. But there's one type of person that is a real ass, the type that isn't handicapped and will take up one of those spaces anyways. This problem is so bad in Russia, that 30% of all drivers will take up a handicap space. To combat this, a nifty little surprise has been added to some of the spaces, take a look down below and let us know what you think!
    1099. 8 Things Vietnam War Movies Leave Out (By an Enemy Soldier)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    1100. Evicted
      Poverty and Profit in the American City

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Matthew Desmond examines the impact on the poor in the United States of rising housing costs and declining/stagnating incomes in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash. Many tenants in the U.S. now pay more than 50 per cent of their incomes in rent -- over 70 per cent with the soaring costs of utilities included -- challenging their ability to survive on a daily basis.
    1101. Excerpts from Endgame: Pacifism
      Part 1 of 3

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Derrick Jensen looks at the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examines them to see if they make any sense.
    1102. A Farewell to Ice
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A Farewell to Ice is a report from the frontline of planetary change in the Arctic and Antarctic by a leading authority, presenting incontrovertible scientific data, but always in clear language which the layman can easily understand. It is one of the most important books published in recent years about the existential challenge which human civilization now faces.
    1103. Future Sex
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Future Sex, Witt explores Internet dating, Internet pornography, polyamory, and avant-garde sexual subcultures as sites of possibility.
    1104. Gatekeeper
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In 2015, there were 24.025 documented suicides in Japan. A retired police detective dedicates his life to preventing deaths at Japan's suicide cliffs, providing emergency assistance and counseling even as tourists flock to the site, attracted by its notoriety as a popular suicide destination.
    1105. Gently to Nagasaki
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An exploration both communal and intensely personal, Gently to Nagasaki is a spiritual pilgrimage. Set against the backdrops of Vancouver, Toronto, the Slocan and Caoldate Valleys, the streets of Nagasaki and the high mountains of Shikoku, Japan, this book from Joy Kogawa is also an account of a remarkable life.
    1106. The Great Class War
      1914-1918

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war itself. As Pauwels sees it, war seemed to offer major benefits to the European upper classes of the early twentieth century, who felt threatened by the seemingly irresistible process of democratization or, as they saw it, the "rise of the masses." War was expected to serve as an antidote to social revolution, causing workers to abandon socialism's focus on overthrowing the established order via internaitonal worker solidarity in favour of nationalism and militarism.
    1107. The History Thieves
      Secrets, Lies, and the Shaping of a Modern Nation

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Ian Cobain uncovers the role of secrecy in the British state - and the lies, omissions and misrepresentations we've been fed to maintain the facade of a fair and just Britain.
    1108. The Hypocrisies of Terror Talk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The religious identity of terrorists and the place where terror strikes shapes the rhetoric that media uses to describe the perpetrators and places.
    1109. I Spent 5 Years With Some of Trump's Biggest Fans. Here's What They Won't Tell You.
      How Donald Trump took a narrative of unfairness and twisted it to his advantage.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Trump masculinizes benefits, but with a key proviso: restrict government help to real Americans.
    1110. I'm Right and You're an Idiot
      The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean it Up

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    1111. In new book, Ilan Pappé says settler colonialism and apartheid best explain Israeli-Palestinian conflict
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      An analysis of Ilan Pappe's new book, Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid, and how Israel's settler colonization of Palestinians is similar to apartheid in South Africa.
    1112. The Incomplete, True, Authentic, and Wonderful History of May Day
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      This book's reflections on the Red and the Green -- out of which arguably the only hope for the future lies -- are populated by the likes of Native American anarchocommunist Lucy Parsons, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement, Karl Marx, José Martí, W. E. B. Du Bois, Rosa Luxemburg, SNCC, and countless others, both sentient and verdant.
    1113. The Internet and Monopoly Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of Robert W. McChesney's Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet against Democracy.
    1114. Labor in the Age of Climate Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate revolution? Stefania Barca argues that this social agent could be, and indeed must be, the global working class. Yet to play this role, the working class must develop an emancipatory ecological class consciousness.
    1115. The man reconstructing Palestine's lost villages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Abu Sitta has diligently reconstructed and mapped the future for all Palestinians laying the groundwork for their homecoming.
      "Our plan is to reconstruct the destroyed Palestinian villages. The plans are derived from a massive database. We are creating a file for every village, its house plans before 1948, its features and characteristics, its economies and its status of education. Young architects are now working on the reconstruction of these destroyed villages to be built in the same locations with the same beautiful old features, but with modern amenities."
    1116. Mapping American Social Movements Through the 20th Century
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      These interactive maps below more than 1,500 underground, alternative, and other kinds of unorthodox publications from the decade between 1965 and 1975.
    1117. Maps of Britain and Ireland's ancient tribes, kingdoms and dna
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Looks into the various territories and DNA evidence in Britan and Ireland and analyzes maps of these territories.
    1118. New videogame gives you a tough course in capitalist theory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The video game Crisis Theory aims to teach players about capitalism.
    1119. A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy. Events will include nonviolent direct actions targeting extraction sites or infrastructure; pressure on political targets to shift policies around fossil fuel development; and support for clean energy alternatives.
    1120. Novel about Jewish-Palestinian love affair is barred from Israeli curriculum
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A novel about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man has been barred from Israel's high school curriculum, reportedly over concerns that it could encourage intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews.
    1121. Organizing In Mexico: It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The system in Mexico operates to the detriment of independent unions. Although the Mexican system of labour relations initially conferred real benefits on workers and peasants whose organizations supported the government, it now functions to maintain a status quo where benefits flow only to corrupt union leaders.
    1122. Ours to Hack and To Own
      The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision For the Future Of Work and A Fairer Internet

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-century technologies, free from monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance.
    1123. Perspectives From Exile
      Lucine Kasbarian

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Examines the political cartoons of Lucine Kasbarian, whose work unflinchingly chronicles the intergovernmental relationship between Armenia, Turkey and the United States of America, the history of the Armenian Genocide, and the persistent denial of those crimes against humanity of over one hundred years ago.
    1124. Power Games: A Political History of the Olympic Games
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
    1125. Private Profits vs Public Policy
      The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Canadian State

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to Joel Lexchin, "Given the central role that medicines play in keeping us healthy, it is essential that we understand the policy environment that governs drug development, from the initial basic research to the sale of the manufactured produces to the patients that use them."
    1126. Revisit the province's royalty regime and make De Beers compensate Attawapiskat fairly.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Last month, the remote Cree community of Attawapiskat was front-page news. The community has been grappling with a devastating suicide crisis -- and more than 100 residents -- as young as 11 and as old as 71 -- have attempted suicide. This crisis reflects the despair facing the community over dilapidated housing, lack of mental health services and social infrastructure. But it is roots are in colonialism -- and worsened by corporate greed.
    1127. Rojava: reality and rhetoric
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A detailed critical analysis of the "Rojava revolution".
    1128. Socialist Register 2016
      Volume 52: The Politics of the Right

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Today the left faces new challenges from political forces amassing on the radical right. The 52nd volume of the Socialist Register presents a serious calibration and a careful political mapping of these forces. It addresses pivotal questions on the reordering of the new right. These essays - very broad in terms of themes and places - speak to the global challenges the new right poses for the left at this historical moment.
    1129. Studs Terkel
      Politics, Culture, but Mostly Conversation

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Drawing from over one hundred interviews of people who knew and worked with Studs, Alan Wieder creates a multi-dimensional portrait of a run-of-the-mill guy from Chicago who, in public life, became an acclaimed author and raconteur, while managing, in his private life, to remain a mensch.
    1130. Towards Workers' Climate Action
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
    1131. Unruly Equality
      U.S. Anarchism in the Twentieth Century

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Unruly Equality traces U.S. anarchism as it evolved from the creed of poor immigrants militantly opposed to capitalism early in the twentieth century to one that today sees resurgent appeal among middle-class youth.
    1132. Viva la Revolucion
      Eric Hobsbawm on Latin America

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Viva La Revolucion is Hobsbawm's magisterial work on Latin America, the fruit of forty years' writing about the continent.
    1133. Why Patrick Moore calls GMWatch "a bunch of murdering bastards"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      According to Patrick Moore, GMWatch are "low-life" "murdering creeps", "profiteering on ignorance". Not to mention, "a bunch of murdering bastards" with an "anti-human, murderous agenda." How come?
    1134. Why the Working Class?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Workers are at the heart of the capitalist system. And that's why they are at the centre of socialist politics.
    1135. Witnessing revolution in Rojava
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      In Rojava, who is the enemy is real simple: the Turkish government. Everyone knows that the Turkish government has supported Daesh [also called ISIS]. If the outside world wants to support Rojava, it's not money they primarily need, it's opening the border.
    1136. Realities of Zionism - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Review of "Israelis and Palestinians: Conflict and Resolution" by Moshe Machover and "False Prophets of Peace Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine" by Tikva Honig-Parnass.
    1137. The NGO-Industrial Complex - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Review of "Paved with Good Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperislism" by Nikolas Barry-Shaw and Dru Oja Jay.
    1138. Reading CAPITAL - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Review of "An Introduction to the Three Volumes of Karl Marx’s Capital" by Michael Heinrich.
    1139. Bangladeshi secular blogger brutally murdered
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) condemn the murder of a secular online activist in Bangladesh. The IFJ urge the Bangladesh government to expedite investigation to punish
    1140. Barcelona Hosts Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) for their inaugural journey‏
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Barcelona, Spain – From September 12-14, the sailing vessels Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva will dock at Bosch i Alsina in the port of Barcelona where various events (concerts, talks, nonviolent workshops, a street parade and visits to the boats) wil
    1141. Canadian Voice of Women for Peace having its annual conference at Saint Mary’s University
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      (Halifax) – The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is holding its annual Conference in Halifax, with delegates coming from as far away as Victoria, British Columbia. The theme is “Women Taking Action for Peace: Personal, Political, Global.
    1142. Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism Day
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      On this Canadian Multiculturalism Day we recognize and acknowledge Canada's rich diversity and the significant contributions that ethnocultural communities have made and continue to make in shaping our great country, Canada.
    1143. Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec (CFIQ)
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Montreal, QC – August 29, 2016 – The board of governors of the Conseil des fonds d’investissement du Québec (CFIQ) announced today that Stéphane Blanchette (Vice-President, Finance and Operations, Investia Financial Services) has been elected
    1144. First Peoples Worldwide Closure
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      First Peoples Worldwide plans to close over the course of this year.
    1145. From Preventive Diplomacy to Sustainable Peace
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace’s submission to the Defence Policy Review public consultations. A Gender-Based, Eco-Feminist and Nonviolent Approach to Canadian Defence and Security Policy.
    1146. Government media crackdown in China continues as a journalist disappears
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) raises serious concerns over actions by the Chinese government this week, which lead to one journalist been suspended from duty and a second disappearing while travelling.
    1147. IFIC Commends Ministers for Historic Agreement on Pension Reform
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 21, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today issued a statement commending the Ministers of Finance from Canada and most provinces across the country for reaching a historic agreement-in-principle on pension
    1148. IFIC Proposes Federal Budget Measures to Strengthen the Economy and Support the Middle Class
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto - August 5, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today proposed federal budget measures that would contribute to Canada’s economic growth, support the middle class, enhance retirement savings, and enable Canadians with
    1149. IFIC Releases Guide to Help Dealers Prepare New CRM2 Client Reports
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 23, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released a guide for mutual fund dealers. Preparing CRM2 Reports for Your Clients (https://www.ific.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Preparing-CRM2-Reports-for-Your-
    1150. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for February 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto ON - March 18, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending February 29, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.20 trillion. AUM decreased by $11 billion
    1151. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for March 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - April 19, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending March 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.23 trillion. AUM increased by $37 billion
    1152. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for May 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 20, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending May 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.27 trillion. AUM increased by $28 billion or 2
    1153. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for September 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 September 30, 2016, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.32 trillion. Year-to-date, industry totalled $1.32 trillion.
    1154. IFIC Releases Updated Fund Volatility Risk Classification Guidelines
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 28, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released its updated Voluntary Guidelines for Fund Managers Regarding Fund Volatility Risk Classification.
    1155. IFIC Response to CCIR Consultation Endorses Greater Harmonization
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today submitted comments in response to the Segregated Funds Working Group Issues Paper published on May 16, 2016 by the Canadian Council of Insurance Regulators (CCIR)
    1156. IFIC Urges Ontario to Lead National Collaboration on Financial Planning Rules
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - June 17, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) has urged the Ontario government to take a leadership role with its provincial counterparts to create nationally harmonized rules governing financial planning.
    1157. IFIC/IFSE Welcome ETF Proficiency Standard
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON – September 28, 2016 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) and its educational arm, IFSE Institute, today expressed support for the new ETF proficiency standard proposed by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA).
    1158. IFJ calls for international laws protecting journalists to be enforced after another deadly year of killings
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      2015 has been another deadly year for journalists, with at least 109 journalists and media staff killed in targeted killings, bomb attacks and cross-fire incidents, according to the annual report published by the IFJ.
    1159. IFJ condemns media clampdown in Kenya
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today backed its Kenyan affiliate, the Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ), which accused the authorities of a major clampdown of media in the past few months, after a series of arrests of journalists
    1160. IFJ women move forward struggle for gender equality
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The IFJ Gender Council held on 9 January, 2016, its statutory mid-term conference on the theme Gender and Media: Women Taking the Lead.
    1161. IIFA Marks 30th Anniversary and Focuses on Better Serving Investors in Changing Global Economic and Regulatory Environment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Osaka, Japan - October 26, 2016 - Leaders of the global investment funds industry gathered in Osaka, Japan this week to discuss challenges and opportunities in today’s global economic environment, as they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the
    1162. Lurching to War - Octber 15 issue of Connexions Other Voices now available
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Lurching to War: The United States and its NATO allies increasingly see war, not as a disaster to be avoided, but a normal tool of foreign policy. Getting the public to acquiesce in regarding war as inevitable and justifiable requires propaganda
    1163. Malaysian official calls for harsher penalties for whistle blowers
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJM) in strongly criticising proposed changes to the Official Secrets Act (1972) (OSA) by the Malaysian Attorney General.
    1164. Mapping American Social Movement Through the 20th Century
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2016
      This collaborative project features maps and other visualizations showing the chronological geography of dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics during the 20th century, including radical movements, labor movements, women's movements, many different civil rights movements, environmentalist movements, and more.
    1165. Media Advisory – EVENT – IFIC Presents Claude Montmarquette: The Gamma Factor and the Value of Financial Advice
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Dr. Claude Montmarquette (from the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO)) will present his research findings on the impact of a financial advisor in building household wealth and the factors that contribute to wea
    1166. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for August 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON – September 19, 2016 – The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending August 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry reached $1.31 trillion. Year-to-date, industry AUM
    1167. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for July 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - August 19, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending July 31, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.30 trillion. AUM increased by $37 billion
    1168. Media Release - IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for June 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending June 30, 2016, assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.27 trillion. AUM decreased by $2 billion
    1169. Media Release - IFIC Welcomes New Affiliate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Toronto, ON - July 8, 2016 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce that Prometa Fund Support Services Inc. has joined IFIC as an affiliate.
    1170. Messina, Italy welcomed the participants on board Zaytouna-Oliva
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Messina, Italy – This morning the community of Messina, Italy welcomed the participants on board Zaytouna-Oliva as they arrived following their voyage from Ajaccio, France. The sailing boat will leave Messina when? for its final destination, the sh
    1171. National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada 2016 Recognition Awards
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is pleased to present its 2016 Recognition Awards on November 4, 2016, in Toronto
    1172. New Infographic Helps Investors Understand What Services They Receive for Their Mutual Fund Fees
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) today released an infographic that highlights the services that investors receive for the fees they pay through their purchase of mutual funds.
    1173. Sexual Harrassment & Investigations. Why are the foxes still guarding the hen house?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Sexual harassment complaints will be met with inertia, apathy or tepid response until corporations fully realize the financial impact and negative consequences of their actions and more women are in the boardroom and in leadership positions.
    1174. Sports and Politics: August 13, 2014 issue of Other Voices
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era.
    1175. Suspend the $15-billion sale of LAV IIIs to Saudi Arabia and sign the Arms Treaty (ATT)
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is deeply concerned that the newly- elected Canadian government seems intent on completing the $15-billion sale of Canadian-made LAV III vehicles to Saudi Arabia initiated by the former government.
    1176. Ukraine: IFJ/EFJ condemns arson attack on TV station
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      The International and European Federation of Journalists, (IFJ) and (EFJ), today joined their Ukrainian affiliates in condemning an arson attack that set ablaze the headquarters of private broadcaster Inter TV in Kiev, Ukraine.
    1177. Wage Theft--Allow legal professionals to enforce pay orders.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Provide employees with the option of using an independent legal professional. This would minimise the burden on the government to collect. Random audits are not the answer.
    1178. White Poppies for Peace: Peace Women VOW to End War
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace will distribute free White Poppies in Halifax on Friday, November 4 from 12pm - 1pm at the Central Library in Halifax. The white poppy campaign started in Britain in 1933 by women in the Women’s Co-operative Gui
    1179. Will the legalization of recreational marijuana cause difficulties for employers?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Will Legalization of recreational marijuana in the workplace cause difficulties for employers?
      Employment Lawyer Shelley Brown explains-- Probably not- it will be treated like smoking and drinking in the workplace.
    1180. Zaytouna-Oliva leaves Ajaccio, Corsica for Messina, Italy - its final European port before sailing to break the illegal blockade of Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016


      Ajaccio, Corsica, France:
      The Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva)
      left the port of Ajaccio at 09:30 this morning. It is due to arrive later this
      week in Messina, Sicily, Italy, w
    1181. Zaytouna-Oliva departs for Gaza
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2016
      Published: 2016
      Messina, Italy: This morning at 9:50 am, women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parli

    2015

    1. Missing from the Paris Agreement: the Pentagon's monstrous carbon boot print
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How much of the mainstream media coverage given to COP21 and the Paris Agreement mentioned the mysterious exemption given to the US's massive military and security machine? None, writes Joyce Nelson. Not only are these emissions entirely outside the UNFCCC process, but a 'cone of sillence' somehow prevents them from even forming part of the climate change discourse.
    2. How Propaganda Works
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2016
      Jason Stanley argues that more attention needs to be paid to propaganda. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy -- particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality -- and how it has damaged democracies of the past.
    3. Alan Gross's Improbable Tales on 60 Minutes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In a dramatic segment on CBS News' 60 Minutes titled "The Last Prisoner of the Cold War," former United States Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor Alan Gross tells of horrifying experiences in captivity: "They threatened to hang me, they threatened to pull out my fingernails, they said I'd never see the light of day."
    4. Inside the Paris Climate Agreement: Hope or Hype?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It has become a predictable pattern at the annual UN climate conferences for participants to describe the outcome in widely divergent ways.
    5. Why is the Canadian Media Ignoring Evidence of 1948 Massacres?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The better part of a decade ago, I described the Toronto Star's Mitch Potter as "a canary in the mineshaft of liberal Canadian racism." A piece on 1948 Palestine published in a recent edition of the Toronto Star shows the canary very close to asphyxiating.
    6. Chaos Computer Club: Europe's biggest hackers' congress underway in Hamburg
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Some 12,000 hackers are challenging the power of Google, Facebook and Youtube to filter information and shape users' view of the world. One of them demonstrated how to hack into VW's cheating software.
    7. Letter from Nazareth
      The forgotten Palestinians

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The city's Christians and Muslims continue to struggle against Israel's divide-and-rule policies
      At 26 metres, Nazareth's artificial Christmas tree is the tallest in the Middle East, or so city officials boast. Its glinting red, silver and golden baubles have brought a temporary, but much-needed cheer to the city of Jesus' childhood. Despite the festive mood, friends and neighbours in what is Israel's largest Palestinian city struggle to sound hopeful about the future. Even the inflatable Father Christmases hanging from shop awnings look forlorn.
    8. Letter from Nazareth: The forgotten Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The city's Christians and Muslims continue to struggle against Israel's divide-and-rule policies.
    9. Caught in the act: German state channel accused of faking Russian soldiers in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A Russian television channel alleges a German state broadcaster hired actors to show Russian involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict. The scandal centers around a Russian '‘volunteer' paid by the German company to say he was fighting in Ukraine.
    10. U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time. According to 1956 Plan, H-Bombs were to be Used Against Priority 'Air Power' Targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Major Cities in Soviet Bloc including East Berlin
    11. What Really Caused the Implosion of the Occupy Movement - An Insider's View
      Taking a hard look at some of the self-sabotaging behaviors of the left

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It's a cool night in early October of 2011, the height of Occupy Wall Street. Two months ago I had just moved into my parents' basement, feeling deflated after the end of Bloombergville (a two-week street occupation outside city hall to try to stop the massive budget cuts of that same year), convinced this country wasn't ready for movement. Now I'm in this living room with some of the most impressive people I've ever met, at the shaky helm of a movement that has become part of the mainstream's daily consciousness.
    12. Climate Deniers are More Dangerous Than Trump and More Deadly Than ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      So Rep. Lamar Smith (D-Tx.) finally got his NOAA emails. What he really should get is a jail sentence for crimes against humanity. He, and the other climate deniers like him who hold positions of power, are arguably more dangerous than Donald Trump and more deadly than ISIS.
    13. The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded history of the West for 1000 years. But don't blame the Visigoths or the Vandals. The culprit is the ephemeral nature of digital recording devices. Remember all the stuff you stored on floppy discs, now lost forever? Over the last 25 years, we've seen big 8" floppies replaced by 5.25" medium replaced by little 3.5" floppies, Zip discs and CD-ROMs, external hard drives and now the Cloud -- and let's not forget memory sticks and also-rans like the DAT and Minidisc.
    14. Gaza in Ruins
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Gaza is a ruin, populated by nearly two million people. The July-August 2014 bombardment of this tiny enclave by Israel resulted in over 2,500 dead Palestinians and an infrastructure -- already weak -- utterly destroyed. A garrotted sliver of land that sits on the Mediterranean Sea, Gaza cannot import goods to survive, let alone to reconstruct the damage. Oxfam says that it would take over a hundred years to bring Gaza back to the conditions in June 2014 because of the ongoing Israeli siege. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), an agency tasked with the provision of relief to the Palestinian refugees, complained that "people are literally sleeping amongst the rubble; children have died of hypothermia." Pledges for relief are not delivered, and even if they would be handed over to the United Nations (UN), the Israeli embargo makes it impossible for goods to enter Gaza. Gaza, like the rest of Palestine, is condemned to purgatory.
    15. An Idiot's Guide to Why They Hate Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Nobody who is reasonably knowledgeable and honest about the long and ongoing history of U.S.- and Western-imperial policy in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Africa has any business claiming to find the origins of anti-American and anti-Western terrorism in the Muslim world mysterious.
    16. RSF decries Saudi citizen-journalist's jail term and writing ban
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the four-year jail sentence and 15-year writing ban that a Saudi court passed yesterday on writer and citizen-journalist Zuhair Kutbi as "unjust and disproportionate."
    17. SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
      U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Power" targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe
      Major cities in Soviet Bloc, including East Berlin, were high priorities in "Systematic Destruction" for atomic bombings. Plans to target people (“Population”) violated international legal norms.
    18. War Is Realizing the Israelizing of the World
      Divide, Conquer, Colonize

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As US-driven wars plummet the Muslim world ever deeper into jihadi-ridden failed state chaos, events seem to be careening toward a tipping point. Eventually, the region will become so profuse a font of terrorists and refugees, that Western popular resistance to "boots on the ground" will be overwhelmed by terror and rage. Then, the US-led empire will finally have the public mandate it needs to thoroughly and permanently colonize the Greater Middle East.
    19. Warped
      Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Recent victories for LGBT rights have gone faster than most people imagined possible. Yet the accompanying rise of gay 'normality' has been disconcerting for activists with radical sympathies. This book shows how the successive 'same-sex formations' of the past century and a half have led both to the emergence of today's 'homonormativity' and 'homonationalism' and to ongoing queer resistance.
    20. Israeli attacks on a dissident soldiers' group could backfire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Yehuda Shaul was an infantryman in the Israeli army in Hebron during the second intifada. But in recent weeks, he and his group of veterans have been vilified by right-wing organizations and mainstream politicians in a public campaign against Israeli groups critical of their country's occupation of Palestinian territories.
    21. Militarizing the Environment
      Climate Change and the Security State

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In this extensive historical study of scientific, military, political, and economic formations across five centuries, Robert P. Marzec reveals how environmentality has been instrumental in the development of today's security society -- informing the creation of the military-industrial complex during World War II and the National Security Act that established the CIA during the Cold War.
    22. Talks in the city of light generate more heat
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today.
    23. COP21: in spite of the show, the glass is 80% empty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The COP21 Paris Climate Conference has, as expected, led to an agreement. It will come into effect from 2020 if it is ratified by 55 of the countries which are signatories to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and these 55 countries account for at least 55% of global emissions of greenhouse gases. In the light of the positions taken in Paris, this dual condition should not raise any difficulty (although the non-ratification of Kyoto by the United States shows that surprises are always possible).
    24. EFF to Court: Posting 3-D Design Files Online Is Free Speech
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The U.S. government cannot require Americans to go through an export licensing scheme prior to posting and sharing 3-D printer design files online, because publishing technical information is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment.
    25. The KKK Has Infiltrated U.S. Police Departments for Decades
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      During the Civil Rights movement, one of the KKK’s first orders was to infiltrate police departments around the country.
    26. Other Voices - The Connexions Newsletter - Utopias
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The December 19 issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter, is now out. This issue of Other Voices peers into the world of utopian visions, practical or otherwise: our topic of the week is Utopias.
    27. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
      Utopia

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to live in. Such dreams can inspire us and guide us, even if they are not always quite practical. This issue of Other Voices peers into the world of utopian visions, practical or otherwise.
    28. Test Your Online Privacy Protection with EFF's Panopticlick
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation launched new online tracker-testing in its Panopticlick tool today, helping you analyze the privacy protections in your Web browser. New Feature Analyzes Your Web Browser and Add-Ons for Successful Tracker Block
    29. Reversing Enbridge & Big Oil's Pipeline Plans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The National Academy of Sciences is skewering the industry's 'oil is oil' talking point -- making it clear that diluted bitumen is a different beast altogether and needs to be treated as such. The agonizingly slow and costly Kalamazoo River spill cleanup in Michigan made many of these points clear. Yet, the tar sands industry has continued to insist that diluted bitumen creates no deeper environmental threat as they push for unsustainable growth. While Keystone XL is off the table, there are numerous other projects being considered that extend the unique pipeline problems of dilbit into communities across North America.
    30. Open Your Mind, Change Your Life and Get Hypnotized for the 12th Annual World Hypnotism Day, January 4, 2016
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Hypno Healing Institute is offering an open house and a workshop to celebrate the 12h Annual World Hypnotism Day. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held Monday, January 4, 2016. The open house is from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    31. A Very Capitalist Condition
      A history and politics of disability

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This book examines the origins and development of disability and highlights the hidden history of groups such as disabled war veterans, deaf people and those in mental distress. Roddy Slorach describes how capitalist society segregates and marginalises disabled people, generating new impairment and disability as it does so.

      He argues that Marxism not only helps provide a fuller understanding of the politics and nature of disability, but also offers a vision of how disabled people can play a part in building a better world for all.
    32. Assange's Battle: A Fight for Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Whistle-blowers have become dissidents of the West. In the US, the crackdown on journalists and publishers has reached its height. Despite his campaign pledge to be "the most transparent administration", President Obama engaged in unprecedented persecution of whistle-blowers, worse than all other previous administrations combined. Those who communicate with the press and reveal the secrets of the deep state are seen as insider threats. They have become enemies of the state, often treated as traitors and criminalized.
    33. Everyone is the Mother of Victory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Everyone is the mother of victory; No one is the father of defeat. Do we claim COP21 as a success, and risk watching it being used by fossil fuel failures to carry on burning humanity, and so become complicit in defeat?
    34. Poisoning the Well
      Special Report: Toxic Firefighting Foam Has Contaminated U.S. Drinking Water With PFCS

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few Tylenol and did her best to ignore it. But after a few days in which the pain grew sharper and more intense, she went to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a mass. To her complete surprise, Cervera, a mother of four and grandmother of two who was 46 at the time, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer. That July she underwent surgery to remove both the tumor and almost half her right kidney.
    35. Rally demands end to Toronto Police racial profiling & unwarranted 'status checks'
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Three weeks after the Toronto Police Services were caught red handed doing the work of immigration enforcement, concerned residents are gathering at the Toronto Police Service Board meeting calling for an end to racial profiling and status checks.
    36. The IFJ and Al Jazeera sign historical international framework agreement
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) hailed the signing yesterday in Geneva of an historical International Framework Agreement with Al Jazeera Media Network - the first of its kind in the media sector.
    37. Is Saudi Women's Vote a Step Forward?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The global press has been heralding the December 13, 2015, vote in Saudi Arabia as a breakthrough for women, since it's the first time in history that Saudi women have been allowed to vote. But is this vote really a significant step forward?
    38. Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions, research centers, indigenous peoples, and business were asked their opinion. Most media had already left COP21. Cleaners were dismantling the massive structures that had been erected to house thousands of conference participants for two weeks plus two overrun days. The Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change had finished their work, late as usual and with an usual outcome.
    39. RSF calls for boycott of China's World Internet Conference
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to boycott the second World Internet Conference (WIC) being organized by China, the world's leading "Enemy of the Internet."
    40. The Secret Behind Donald Trump's Popularity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What if I told you about a nativist rally in which a charismatic white man drew a massive crowd of avid followers, using hate speech to whip them into a racist frenzy before pledging to cleanse America of a foreign threat -- all while 1,300 local policemen stood guard outside the building?
    41. Six Questions About Your Class Location that EverydayFeminism.com Isn't Asking You to Think About
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Solidarity doesn’t exist, like a material object, the way tables and chairs do. Solidarity is the confidence we can sometimes have that others, sharing with us a common enemy and a core of overlapping aspirations, will have our back when we find ourselves under attack, or when we need their support to win a crucial struggle. We don't stumble upon solidarity when poring over statistics; we won't find it by comparing our pay stubs with that of the worker down the street. We forge it in common struggle
    42. U.S. May Be Salvaging Victory For Jihadists In Syria: How & Why
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      According to Britain's Telegraph, in a recent report, the U.S. Tow antitank missiles that U.S. President Barack Obama sent in October to the Islamic Sunni fighters in Syria to use against the forces of the non-sectarian Shiite ruler there, Bashar al-Assad, have been so effective against Russia's forces that Assad had invited in, that Russia-- defending (upon Syria's legal request) President Assad's forces, and attacking the jihadists imported into Syria by the Saudis and the rest of the West -- is now being forced to send into the battle Russia's costly T-90 tanks, which are less vulnerable to America's missiles.
    43. Why Can't Capitalism Go Green?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It is more than a quarter of a century since the ruling classes of the world began serious discussions on global warming, in preparation for the 1992 UN-sponsored ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio. Yet no meaningful steps have been taken to tackle the problem, even though the majority of the capitalist establishment has come to understand that something needs to be done. The Paris summit looks very unlikely to break from this pattern. So how can the lack of action be explained?
    44. Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment
      Donald Trump, Mass Shootings With an Islamic Terrorist Flavor, and the Rise of the "Spectaculection"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Sometimes what matters most takes up every inch of space in the room and somehow we still don’t see it. That’s how I feel about our present media moment.
    45. Ya'alon Bans "Breaking the Silence"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said, on Tuesday, that he had banned Israeli veteran group Breaking the Silence from participating in any official activities with Israeli forces, Israeli media reported.
    46. Climate deal lacks strategies critical to achieving promised results
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It's easy to be swept-up in the feeling of accomplishment the COP21 agreement promises, especially with the enthusiastic response of the media, politicians, and celebrities involved. Unfortunately, while it is a victory for so many countries to come together and unanimously agree that something should be done, this is not the first time such promises have been made.
    47. The computer virus that blackmails you
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer malware, experts warn.
    48. Failing the Trump Test: Cops for Fascism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Donald Trump just picked up his latest big endorsement: from the New England Policeman’s Benevolent Association, “the fastest-growing law enforcement organization in the northeastern United States” (according to the NEPBA’s website). Addressing the group in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, last Thursday, Trump told his audience that their support represented the most important honor he could possibly receive.
    49. On Victimless Crime Laws: And a Call to Release All Who Have Been Victimzed by Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In recent months, a Seminar on Prisoners' Writings has been meeting in Oakland. The idea of this seminar is to take some of the writings of people politicized by imprisonment, and make their insights available to the movements and the general public.
    50. TPP a Gift to Plutocrats? Canada's Trade Minister Wrote the Book on Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canada's new trade minister has sitting on her desk the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal some say will accelerate the gap between rich and poor by protecting corporations' interests over those of workers and governments.
    51. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications for Canadian Public Health
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    52. Uber and the Luddites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The fight against the sharing economy, and Uber in particular, can be disorienting. Opposition is often painted as techno-phobia. The good guys in this story are Uber and progress; on the other side are opponents afraid of flexibility and smartphones, kicking and screaming against a future already here. In many ways, this is like the fight of the Luddites (machine smashers) 200 years ago at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. While the Luddites were fighting the way technology was used to further exploit rather than liberate workers, they were and are misrepresented as simply afraid of and opposed to technology.
    53. At COP21, the world agreed to increase emissions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Some countries will reduce emissions a little, but other countries will increase them a lot. You would never know this from UN and media reports.
    54. COP21 An Opportunity For Climate Justice, If We Mobilize
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The COP21 resulted in an agreement that was 25 years in the making, beginning with the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. Until now the world had been unable to reach an agreement on combating climate change. Now it is up to the people to push for policies at all levels of government to make the Paris Accord effective. We have the potential to use this deal to create a turning point in humanity's struggle for climate justice and end the fossil fuel era, but only if the people mobilize to make it so.
    55. Why we should feel positive about Paris
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As the final text of the Paris deal was being wrestled into shape, we were standing near the Arc de Triomphe, underneath a huge red line. This stretch of scarlet fabric was one of many held aloft by chanting and singing members of a 15,000-strong crowd. They - we - were there to demand climate justice; to condemn an international deal that we already knew would cross crucial red lines for the climate. Though the deal was a dud, this was no Copenhagen, argue Jess Worth and Danny Chivers.
    56. WTO is back. And this time, no more Mr Nice Guy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Overtaken by massive regional trade agreements like TPP, TTIP, CETA and TINA, the World Trade Organisation has slipped into the background. But this week it's back with a vengeance, with its first big meeting in two years. The US's plan is to globalise the investment protection regime set out in the TTP, and open a new era of corporate rule and the eradication of democracy.
    57. Are cows destroying the climate?
      Film Review:

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How not to change the world. ‘Cowspiracy’ ignores capitalism and rejects Indigenous peoples’ concerns, while denouncing everyone who eats meat.
    58. The GMO Dark Act Cannot Survive the Light
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made especially urgent by the fact that Vermont’s labeling bill is set to take effect July 1st.
    59. How to Change Everything
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything is a vital book whose limitations should spark discussion about where we go from here.
    60. The Urban Green Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Struggling for working-class control of cities is crucial to bringing down carbon emissions.
    61. What Comes After Capitalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Naomi Klein's incisive critique of capitalism is blunted by her unwillingness to point to its replacement.
    62. Why the Real Target in the Attack on Stop the War is Jeremy Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Stop the War, of which I am a founder member, was created to oppose the crude war of revenge against Afghanistan in 2001. I remember arguing at the time that the war would be a disaster for Afghans, it would destabilise neighbouring Pakistan and would end without solving anything.
    63. Citizen-journalist Nguyen Van Dai badly beaten
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked by the severe beating that citizen-journalist and cyber-activist Nguyen Van Dai received from plainclothes policemen in Vietnam.
    64. Coal plant threatens world's largest mangrove forest - and Bangladesh's future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As COP21 reaches its endgame, there are plans to build 2,440 coal-fired power plants around the worl. Their completion would send global temperatures, and sea levels, soaring. Yet Bangladesh, the world's most 'climate vulnerable' large country, has plans for a 1.3GW coal power plant on the fringes of its World Heritage coastal wetlands.
    65. RSF decries government inaction in face of attacks on media
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the government's failure to respond to a wave of attacks on media outlets throughout Pakistan in recent weeks and the absence of effective measures to protect news organizations and journalists.
    66. Climate 'academics for hire' conceal fossil fuel funding
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Investigative reporters working for Greenpeace UK's Energydesk have uncovered a nexus of senior academics willing to accept large sums of money from fossil fuel companies to write reports and newspaper articles published under their own names and university affiliations, without declaring the funding.
    67. Community groups and First Nations demand the shutdown of Enbridge's Line 9
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      More than 80 organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted indigenous communities, as well as national organizations have released a statement letter to the Prime Minister condemning the recent National Energy Board (NEB) approval of Line 9
    68. Manufacturing Consensus - Hilary Benn's Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Everyone laughs when dictators claim 'Victory!' having secured fully 99 per cent of the vote. The deception is so naked, so obvious - nobody is fooled by this supposed 'national consensus'.
    69. Plusieurs groupes de la société civile et des Premières Nations demandent l’arrêt de la ligne 9 d’Enbridge.
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Plus de 80 groupes de la société civile au Québec et en Ontario, ainsi que des Premières Nations, ont diffusé une lettre adressée au premier ministre qui condamne l’approbation récente du projet de renversement de la ligne 9 d’Enbridge par l’Office national de l’énergie (ONÉ).
    70. Google Deceptively Tracks Students' Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      EFF Launches 'Spying on Students' Campaign to Raise Awareness About Privacy Risks of School Technology Tools
    71. Green Parties, Green Future: lessons from history for Green politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How can Green parties acquire real political power? A new book by Per Gahrton, founder of the Swedish Green Party, is much more than a useful reference text on the history of Green Parties around the world. It's also a valuable manual in realpolitik that resonates here and now.
    72. IFIC Welcomes New Member - Fondaction CSN
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - December 8, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that Fondaction CSN has become a member of IFIC, effective today.
    73. IFJ condemns threats by Libyan official authorities against the journalism community
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the threats by the Director of Media and Culture Commission in the Libyan Transition Government, Omar Quary, against the Libyan Cloud News Agency (LCNA)
    74. The Insanity of the COP: We Must Adopt a Different Vision
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    75. Iraq: 'Islamic State' atrocities fuelled by decades of reckless arms trading
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Decades of poorly regulated arms flows into Iraq as well as lax controls on the ground have provided the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) with a large and lethal arsenal that is being used to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity on a massive scale in Iraq and Syria, Amnesty International said in a new report today.
    76. The Long Game for the Long War
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fourteen years in, and the Terror War is raging on, mass-producing exactly what it was supposed to eliminate: terrorism and chaos. Western intervention has racked up at least six jihadi-overrun failed states throughout the Greater Middle East: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen. The scope and scale of the imposed civilizational meltdown have become so great that the West itself has been increasingly inundated by its wreckage (in the form of refugees) and stung by its shrapnel (in the form of terrorist attacks).
    77. Other Voices - The Connexions Newsletter - Ecosocialism, environment, and urban gardening
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The December 5, 2015 issue of Other Voices is now out. This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urban gardening, the destruction of olive trees, and how the police are able to use Google's timeline feature to track you every move, now and years into the past.
    78. RSF launches a change.org petition to pardon Jeffrey Sterling
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has launched a petition for Jeffrey Sterling's pardon on change.org. Sterling, a former C.I.A. operative and the latest victim in the Obama administration's war on whistleblowers, was convicted in January.
    79. Wednesday Hearing in Facebook Case Against Power Ventures
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will urge a federal appeals court Wednesday to reject Facebook's claims that it's a crime to workaround an IP address block -- an interpretation of the law that could criminalize routine online behaviour.
    80. The Collaborative Model Takes Root in Alberta's Tar Sands
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Relationship between Big Oil, Enviromental Groups and Government in Alberta Tar Sands.
    81. Evolving Geopolitical Economic Framework: US vs. China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a game changer in what had been since World War II and Bretton Woods American global financial dominance in facilitating US unilateral market penetration via the preponderant voice in IMF and World Bank operations and policy making, and, equally significant, integrating expanding economic power with an interventionist military underpinning.
    82. Iraq: Taking stock: The arming of Islamic State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) deploys a substantial arsenal of arms and ammunition, designed or manufactured in more than 25 countries. Their military campaign has relentlessly targeted civilians with small arms, artillery fire and improvised explosive devices. This report catalogues the array of weapons, ammunition and other military equipment observed in the possession of IS. Supplier states and the Iraqi authorities urgently need to implement far stricter controls on the transfer, storage and deployment of arms to avoid further proliferation to armed groups and abuses of human rights.
    83. Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Line 9
      Climate Change and the Line 9B Reversal Project

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A letter from community organizations in southern Ontario and Quebec, impacted Indigenous communities, and national organizations that would like to express adamant opposition to the recent 'Leave to Open' status granted to the Enbridge Line 9B reversal project by the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada.
    84. More than equality: reasons to be a feminist socialist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Equality? Feminist socialism has something better in mind: using power to transform hierarchies.
    85. Playing Right Into ISIS's Hands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Now that we're all supposedly involved in the world battle against the worst enemy since Hitler - not climate change, of course, but Isis - it's time to understand just how the forces of law, order and security, who are supposed to protect us, can do more to recruit European Muslims to the Islamist cause than all the Isis videos combined.
    86. Israel’s cynical approach is feeding unrest
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Once it fell to politicians and diplomats to solve international conflicts. Now, according to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responsibility lies with social media.
    87. Israel’s cynical approach is feeding unrest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Once it fell to politicians and diplomats to solve international conflicts. Now, according to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responsibility lies with social media.
    88. Pentagon Hypes 'Surging Sales' for US Missile Makers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The massive US military industrial complex is struggling to keep up, according to officials, with ever-escalating attacks on various targets across the planet, and growing demands from its various customers looking to build up their assorted missile arsenals for assorted wars.
    89. Why big NGOs won't lead the fight on climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The cowardly response of prominent climate organizations like 350.org and Avaaz to the protest ban during COP21 demands accountability.
    90. Hilary Benn's speech The media's war footing on Corbyn and Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Britain's media is on a double-war footing. The first war is against Jeremy Corbyn, and is countering the threat that Corbyn's more popular policies may gain even wider support. The second war is for Britain's ongoing right to bomb somewhere whenever elites want.
    91. I fit the description....
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On my way to get a burrito before work, I was detained by the police. I noticed the police car in the public lot behind Centre Street. As I was walking away from my car, the cruiser followed me. I walked down Centre Street and was about to cross over to the burrito place and the officer got out of the car. "Hey my man," he said. He unsnapped the holster of his gun.
    92. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urban gardening, the destruction of olive trees, and how the police are able to use Google's timeline feature to track you every move, now and years into the past.
    93. Defense Contractors Cite "Benefits" of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East.
    94. 'Only I and my paper were prosecuted'
      Journalist who exposed Turkey's hospitality for jihadists

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Jihad fighters are treated in Turkey with state complicity; Journalist Dogu Eroglu of the opposition daily BirGun (One Day) was prosecuted.
    95. Racism in Australia: from 1788 to stopping the boats
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      When the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson on January 26, 1788, it carried more than the physical paraphernalia for European settlement. Along with tools, agricultural implements, chains, handcuffs, the cat-o'-nine-tails and gunpowder, the colonists brought with them an entrenched world-view.
    96. Advancing Food Sovereignty to Transform Economies
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Food sovereignty can transform local, national, and regional markets to support countries’ domestic economies and allow us to create wealth, both in production and knowledge.
    97. Gun Industry Executives Say Mass Shootings Are Good for Business
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Behind closed doors, speaking with investors and Wall Street analysts, the gun industry views mass shootings as an opportunity to make lots of money.
    98. Horror Beyond Description: Noam Chomsky on the Latest Phase of the War on Terror
      An interview with Noam Chomsky

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Does the "war on terror" make sense? Is it an effective policy? And how different is the current phase of the "war on terror" from the two previous phases that occurred under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush's administrations, respectively? Moreover, who really benefits from the "war on terror"? And what's the link between the US military-industrial complex and war making?
    99. The Rise of the Illegitimate Authority of Transnational Corporations
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Transnational corporations are demanding the right to what they call "competitiveness": lower taxes, control over lawmaking, and the right to sue governments for affecting profits. In her new book, Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power, Susan George shines a light on the secret corporate coalitions that are influencing critical government decisions and posing a direct threat to democracy.
    100. Ian Angus: COP21, the climate crisis, and ecosocialism
      An interview with Ian Angus

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An interview with Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus. Angus says 'The environmental question is the most important problem that we face in the 21st century: If we don’t recognize its centrality, our politics will be irrelevant.'
    101. Today's Trumbo: Try telling academic critics of Israel McCarthyism is behind us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      "Trumbo," starring Bryan Cranston as Academy Award-winning Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, tells the sordid and tragic story of the anti-communist witch hunt commonly referred to as the "Red Scare," which involved the interrogation and prosecution of suspected communists. Its instrument in Congress was the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), created in 1938 and not officially disbanded until 1975, which subpoenaed individuals, put them on the stand, and demanded that they answer one key question, "Are you, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party?"
    102. Activists Track Down Racist Trolls Who Thought They Were Anonymous and Brilliantly Embarrass Them
      A Brazilian group is turning racist social media messages into signs everyone can see.

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Recently, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced it had turned off comments on stories about Tamir Rice because "just about every piece we published about Tamir immediately became a cesspool of hateful, inflammatory or hostile comments."
    103. Climate Technofix: Weaving Carbon into Gold and Other Myths of "negative emissions"
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      When the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) published their most recent fifth assessment report, something surprising and deeply disturbing was lurking in the small print in chapter three on “mitigation”.
    104. Reconstructing Marx's Critique of Political Economy from His London Notebooks
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Book review: Lucia Pradella, Globalization and the Critique of Political Economy: New Insights from Marx’s Writings (London: Routledge, 2015), 218 pages, $160, hardback.
    105. Deadliest Terror in the World: The West's Latest Gift to Africa
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Nigeria's Boko Haram are now officially the deadliest terror group in the world. That they have reached this position is a direct consequence of Cameron and Co's war on Libya - and one that was perhaps not entirely unintended.
    106. Facts Back Russia on Turkish Attack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Turkey claims its November 24, 2015 shoot-down of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border was justified -- and the Obama administration is publicly siding with its NATO ally -- but a review of the evidence supports Russian accusations of an "ambush." The evidence from the Turkish authorities themselves thus leaves little room for doubt that the decision to shoot down the Russian jet was made before the Russian jets even began their flight.
    107. 70,000 Kalashnikovs: Cameron's "Moderate" Rebels
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did last week. Telling the House of Commons about the 70,000 "moderate" fighters deployed in Syria was not just lying in the sense that Tony Blair lied - because Blair persuaded himself to believe in his own dishonesty - but something approaching burlesque. It was whimsy - ridiculous, comic, grotesque, ludicrous. It came close to a unique form of tragic pantomime.
    108. TD Visa customers' browsing activities open to 'surveillance' by bank
      Bank denies collecting general information about what customers do online

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A B.C. man decided to Go Public after discovering Canada's second-biggest bank can access and collect information on all of its customers' online activities, including those that aren't banking-related.
    109. Zionist Power: Swindlers and Impunity, Traitors and Pardons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over two decades ago, Harvard political science professor, Samuel Huntington, argued that global politics would be defined by a 'clash of civilizations'. His theories have found some of the most aggressive advocates among militant Zionists, inside Israel and abroad.
    110. Arthur Topham's Political Beliefs May Just Be Illegal
      The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham: Part 3

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On November 7, 2015, Arthur Topham was convicted of inciting hatred against a racial group, the Jewish people. Mr. Topham maintains a website, Radical Free Press, in which he publishes and comments upon various documents. These documents include The Elders of the Protocols of Zion, various anti-Zionist texts, and a tract entitled Germany Must Perish, first published in 1941 and then satirized by Mr. Topham as Israel Must Perish.
    111. Ayatollah BBC and #ExMuslimBecause
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Whilst we mourn our dead in Paris, we must not forget the countless others killed by ISIS and Islamists, including this very month in Lebanon, Nigeria, Mali, Iraq, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan… as well as those executed perfectly legally via Sharia laws in Iran, Saudi Arabia… The refugee crisis is in large part due to this unbridled brutality. In fact, if there ever was a "right" time to challenge Islam and Islamism, it is now.
    112. Bahraini photographer sentenced to ten years in prison
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A Bahraini criminal court has sentenced freelance photographer Sayed Ahmed Al Mousawi to 10 years in prison on a terrorism charge and has stripped him of his nationality. Reporters Without Borders condemns this arbitrary trial of a journalist who just covered pro-democracy demonstrations.
    113. Black November for journalists in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns Pakistani journalist Hafeez Ur Rehman's murder on 22 November in Kohat, a city in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He was the second journalist to be murdered in this province in less than a month.
    114. EU urged to press Erdogan to free newspaper editor
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) appeals to the European Union and to all its member states to use a summit with Turkey in Brussels on 29 November to demand the release of Can Dündar, the editor of the daily Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, his Ankara bur
    115. Gen. John Campbell, Commander in Afghanistan and Serial Liar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After weeks of lies, the Obama administration and the Pentagon, unable to find any way to explain their murderous hour-long AC-130 gunship assault on and destruction of a Doctors Without Borders-run hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, have turned to a new lie: they bombed the wrong building.
    116. How Cops Use 'Psychopaths and Liars' and Often Become Them to Achieve Their Goals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Does using criminals or actually becoming them, justify the path to security? American law enforcement tends to think so.
    117. I know Isis fighters. Western bombs falling on Raqqa will fill them with joy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Militants in Syria dream of a big showdown with the US and Europe. There are other ways to defeat them.
    118. IFJ condemns cyber-bullying against female journalists ahead of the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Each year, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its Gender Council stand in solidarity with the UN Campaign to Eliminate Violence Against Women on Nov 25 by highlighting its campaign to eliminate violence against women journalists
    119. The IFJ denounces the use of anti-terrorism law against Tunisian media
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) have expressed their concerns over the use by the Tunisian government of the anti-terrorism law to muzzle media.
    120. IFJ and EFJ urge Turkey to immediately release journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) today called on the Turkish authorities to immediately release journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül and to drop all charges against them.
    121. IFJ joins Palestinian journalists in discussing the role of media in covering conflicts
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A delegation of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined yesterday in Ramallah city the national conference organised by the Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate (PJS) on the 'Role of Media in Covering Conflicts'.
    122. Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org on November 19, 2015, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites.
    123. Other Voices - The Connexions Newsletter - Climate Change and Social Change
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The November 21, 2015 issue of Other Voices is now out. This issue spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address.
    124. Police Ripped Off More Stuff Than Burglars Did Last Year
      Civil asset forfeiture is big business for cops

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Law enforcement use of asset forfeiture laws to seize property -- often without a criminal conviction or even an arrest -- has gone through the roof in recent years, and now the cops are giving the criminals a run for their money, and winning.
    125. Rosa Luxemburg - From Street Organizer to Street Name
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Overview of the life of Rosa Luxemburg.
    126. Shock, outrage as Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      PEN International, English PEN and PEN American Center strongly condemn the Saudi Arabian authorities' decision to sentence Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy, and call for his immediate release.
    127. Climate and competitiveness in the tar sands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Anytime the oil barons and baronesses are smiling for the cameras with NGOs and politicians, we should at least be interested, if not outright worried. Was the release of Alberta’s new climate change strategy just an occasion for the oil execs to ham it up for the cameras pretending all is well or do they have truly something to be smiling about?
    128. The spread of Wahhabism, and the West's responsibility to the world
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In 2013, the European Union declared Wahhabism the main source of global terrorism. But it's not just a "Middle East problem"; it is our problem, too.
    129. Turkish newspaper editor in court for 'espionage' after revealing weapon convoy to Syrian militants
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The prosecution has asked to imprison Editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper pending trial for espionage and treason. In May, the outlet published photos of weapons it said were then transferred to Syria by Turkey's intelligence agency. Turkish national intelligence is smuggling weapons into Syria and has been caught in the past.
    130. Challengers vow to publish Anne Frank diaries as foundation moves to keep control of copyright
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Charity that guards world-renowned account of a Jewish girl's life in hiding from the Nazis says copyright - which some argue ends this year - extends from father's death.
    131. NGOs condemn sentencing of Bahraini photographer to ten years in prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Award-winning photographer Sayed Ahmed al-Mousawi was sentenced on Monday, 23 November 2015, to 10 years in prison and had his nationality revoked, along with 12 others, after covering a series of demonstrations in early 2014.
    132. Orange the World: End Violence Against Women and Girls
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Today, on International Day to End Violence Against Women and Girls, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) stands in solidarity with its Asia Pacific affiliates on the issue of violence against women working in the media.
    133. The Soothsayers of Eternal War
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Eisenhower famously sent some brusque advice to Anthony Eden in 1956 when he decided that Britain's deceitful war in Egypt should come to an end. "Whoa, boy!" were his words. And they should be repeated now to the politicians, historians and other nincompoops who regard themselves as the soothsayers of eternal war.
    134. State of Emergency in Crimea
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Late on November 21, 2015, right-wing extremists in Ukraine severed the four electricity lines which transmit electricity from Ukraine to Crimea. The terrorist attacks, using explosives, cut domestic electricity service to much of Crimea's population of 2.3 million.
    135. Stronger Locks, Better Security
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What if, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, or cybersecurity attacks on companies and government agencies, the FBI had come to the American people and said: In order to keep you safe, we need you to remove all the locks on your doors and windows and replace them with weaker ones. It's because, if you were a terrorist and we needed to get to your house, your locks might slow us down or block us entirely. So Americans, remove your locks! And American companies: stop making good locks!
    136. 'They know how it’s done': Turkey violated Greek airspace 2,244 times in 2014 alone
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Turkish claims that the downed Russian Su-24 jet "violated" its airspace have sparked outrage among Greeks, who took to social media to say it is a clear-cut case of double standards as Turkish jets breached Greek airspace 2,244 times in 2014 alone.
    137. Brussels 'Revolving Door' Keeps Relationship Cozy Between Big Energy and EU Decision Makers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Brussels 'revolving door' has allowed Big Energy to remain close to European climate and energy decision makers ahead of December's Paris COP21 climate talks, a new report shows.
    138. Five tests for action in Syria that fail the challenge of beating Isis
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      'We are alarmed that the government appears to be ready to embark on a campaign of airstrikes in Syria ... that does not seem to be part of a thought-through military, political and social strategy for the region,' write professors from the University of Oxford and Soas, University of London.
    139. How 'twisted' early childhood education has become - from a child development expert
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Nancy Carlsson-Paige is an early childhood development expert who has been at the forefront of the debate on how best to educate -- and not educate -- the youngest students. She is a professor emerita of education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a founder of the university’s Center for Peaceable Schools. She is also a founding member of a nonprofit called Defending the Early Years, which commissions research about early childhood education and advocates for sane policies for young children.
    140. The incredible plan to make money grow on trees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Does it have any hope of succeeding?
    141. 'It's a New Day': Why Environmentalists Need to Change Their Strategy Under Trudeau Government
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Now that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have taken the helm, advocates have high hopes for a course correction on the environment and energy files. But after nearly a decade of working under hostile conditions, environmentalists need to make a course correction of their own if they want to effectively influence public policy, experts say.
    142. Stupid Patent of the Month: Infamous Prison Telco Patents Asking Third-Parties for Money
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Plenty of businesses rely on third-party payers: parents often pay for college; insurance companies pay most health care bills. Reaching out to potential third-party payers is hardly a new or revolutionary business practice. But someone should tell the Patent Office. Earlier this year, it issued US Patent No. 9,026,468 to Securus Technologies, a company that provides telephone services to prisoners. The patent covers a method of "proactively establishing a third-party payment account." In other words, Securus patented the idea of finding someone to pay a bill.
    143. The tawdry fall of the Postmedia newspaper empire
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It was the morning of Friday, June 22, 2012. Murphy, The Province's long-time staff cartoonist, was meeting with Moriarty in the editor's office on the fifth floor of the paper's headquarters on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. The discussion between Murphy and Moriarty was heated; after all, Moriarty was informing Murphy that an animation the cartoonist had produced was being pulled off the web.
    144. WTO Ruling on Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Illustrates Supremacy of Trade Agreements
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      International trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) need to be carefully examined piece by piece because they can take precedence over a country's own laws.
    145. #BrusselsLockdown - When a hashtag is hijacked
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      When police in Belgium asked Brussels locals to stop tweeting about police activities, they accidentally started a grassroots campaign that ended up destroying a hashtag. The culprit: cat pictures.
    146. ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The aftermath of terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Paris are a bad time to produce new policies, but they provide ideal political conditions for a government to take radical, if ill-thought-out, initiatives. Leaders are carried away by a heady sense of empowerment as a worried or frightened public demands that something be done in response to calamity and to prevent it happening again. The moment of greatest risk is not when the bombs explode or the guns fire, but when governments react to these atrocities.
    147. They Sow the Cyclone - We Reap the Blowback
      How Uncle Sam Seeded Global Jihad & Cultivates It to This Day

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It may be surprising to hear, but it is a plain historical fact that modern international jihad originated as an instrument of US foreign policy. The "great menace of our era" was built up by the CIA to wage a proxy war against the Soviets.
    148. Anger rises as Brazilian mine disaster threatens river and sea with toxic mud
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Conservationists and engineers battle to reduce the ecological fallout as mud and iron-ore residue from the BHP Billiton-Vale dam collapse flows down the Rio Doce to the Atlantic.
    149. Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced with such atrocities, we can often do little but reach for adjectives such as 'barbarous', 'depraved', or even 'evil'. But what is it that makes people act in such depraved, evil ways?
    150. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
      Climate Change and Social Change

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a product of an economic system whose driving force is the need to grow and accumulate. Nor does it affect everyone equally: those with wealth and power can buy themselves what they need to continue living comfortably for years to come - everything from air conditioning to food to police and soldiers to protect their secure bubbles - while those who are poor and powerless find their lives increasingly impossible. A serious effort to address climate change therefore means social change and economic change.
    151. Paris terrorists operated "in plain sight"
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reports over the past several days have revealed that most of the Islamists who engaged in the suicide attacks in Paris were known to the French and Belgian security services well before November 13. But no intelligence or police agency took action against them to prevent the murderous rampage.
    152. The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A quiet revolution has been working its way across Africa. Agroecological farming, constantly adapting to local needs, customs, soils and climates, has been improving nutrition, reducing poverty, combatting climate change, and enriching farmland.
    153. Why the United States Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Scientists are trained to express themselves rationally. They avoid personal attacks when they disagree. But some scientific arguments become so polarized that tempers fray.
    154. Zionist Theatre
      From Zundel to Topham

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The trials of Arthur Topham, Canadian journalist and publisher of Radical Press, for "hate crime" (2007) and "hate propaganda" (2012) under new Criminal Code "Hate Propaganda" legislation, have resulted in exactly the opposite of what the prosecution and B'Nai Brith, wanted. Instead of quietly muzzling the gadfly critic, the result has been the highlighting of past Jewish hate crimes, and the increasing control by Zionist groups of Canadian politics to promote Israel and censor anti-Zionist criticism.
    155. Climate crisis: seaweed, coffee and cement could save the planet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the UN climate summit this month, Tim Flannery argues that there are still realistic grounds for hope.
    156. Energy Revolution Is Possible... And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fewer than 800 of the world's wealthiest people could power half the world with 100 percent renewable energy within 15 years, report says.
    157. Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash and the $10 Trillion Bail-in
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      If you’re an ordinary saver with your money in the bank, you may soon be paying the bank to hold your funds rather than the reverse.
    158. Restoring a safe climate: Impossible dream or dangerous distraction?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Green house gases are at a level where drastic and far-reaching measures need
      to be implemented; however authors caution against invoking emergency measures
      that involve geo-engineering.
    159. Shock, outrage as Saudi Arabia sentences Palestinian poet to death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      PEN International, English PEN and PEN American Center strongly condemn the Saudi Arabian authorities' decision to sentence Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death for apostasy.
    160. What's really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The decision to ban demonstrations at the Paris Climate Conference in the wake of the attacks will marginalize those who are most affected by climate change.
    161. The Dignity of Chartism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Dorothy Thompson's writing on Chartism showed early working-class politics as it really was, a real challenge to the ruling class of the time, says John Westmoreland.
    162. Former Drone Operators Say They Were "Horrified" By Cruelty of Assassination Program
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      U.S. drone operators are inflicting heavy civilian casualties and have developed an institutional culture callous to the death of children and other innocents, four former operators said at a press briefing in New York.
    163. Israel divides the Jews
      Reform Judaism vs Israel

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Something significant recently happened in the ongoing political-ethical drama that grips Israel. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism publicly broke with Israel's political and religious leadership.
    164. 'Shooting to Kill:' Operation Get Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As David Cameron talks tough on shooting terrorists on Britain's streets, bombing Syria, shooting off nuclear weapons at unnamed enemies, over half of the Labour Party's MPs in the House of Commons gaze in admiration, open mouthed, wondering why their leader couldn't be more like that.
    165. Anti-Syrian Muslim Refugee Rhetoric Mirrors Calls to Reject Jews During Nazi Era
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      During the 1930s and early 1940s, the United States resisted accepting large numbers of Jewish refugees escaping the Nazi terror sweeping Europe, in large part because of fearmongering by a small but vocal crowd. In recent days, similar arguments are being resurrected to reject Syrian refugees.
    166. From Paris to Boston, Terrorists Were Already Known to Authorities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Whenever a terrorist attack occurs, it never takes long for politicians to begin calling for more surveillance powers. Officials in the United Kingdom and the United States have been among those arguing that more surveillance of Internet communications is necessary to prevent further atrocities.
    167. NYT Editorial Slams "Disgraceful" CIA Exploitation of Paris Attacks, But Submissive Media Role Is Key
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A truly superb New York Times editorial this morning mercilessly shames the despicable effort by U.S. government officials to shamelessly exploit the Paris attacks to advance long-standing agendas.
    168. Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover Its Own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A top-secret National Security Agency document, dated 2011, describes how, by "sheer luck," an analyst was able to access the communications of top officials of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela.
    169. Prelude to Paris: Four Tragic Tactics by President Obama and Four Climate Justice Proposals He Must Support
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In December 2015 the world's governments meet in Paris for a truly historic event -- the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference. (UNFCCC). The objective of the conference is to protect Mother Earth from the assault of its most ungrateful inhabitants. The challenge is whether Homo sapiens, especially those of the ruling classes of the United States and Europe, can be civilized by the rest of the world before it is too late for all of us.
    170. Some popular fallacies about Islamism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Al-Qaeda and its most recent clone, the so-called "Islamic State" group, did not come about as a result of the invasion of Iraq or the civil war in Syria. It was born out of the unholy alliance between America and the Wahhabi zealots of Saudi Arabia to defeat communism and bring down the Soviet Union.
    171. COP21, Paris: 'Another world is possible, necessary and urgent'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The greatest danger of the Paris conference is that the global South will be bullied into to accepting a terrible deal rather than leave with none at all. That gives civil society an essential role - to support the resistance of developing country representatives inside the summit to an unjust and ineffective agreement imposed on them by the rich, powerful, high-emitting nations.
    172. Islamic State's Goal: "Eliminating the Grayzone" of Coexistence Between Muslims and the West
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In a statement published in its online magazine, Dabiq, this February, the militant group the Islamic State warned that "Muslims in the West will soon find themselves between one of two choices." Weeks earlier, a massacre had occurred at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attack stunned French society, while bringing to the surface already latent tensions between French Muslims and their fellow citizens.
    173. Shadows of Algeria: the Lost Context of the Paris Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It wasn't just one of the attackers who vanished after the Paris massacre. Three nations whose history, action - and inaction - help to explain the slaughter by Isis have largely escaped attention in the near-hysterical response to the crimes against humanity in Paris: Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
    174. U.S. Mass Surveillance Has No Record of Thwarting Large Terror Attacks, Regardless of Snowden Leaks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Despite the intelligence community's attempts to blame NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for the tragic attacks in Paris on Friday, the NSA's mass surveillance programs do not have a track record of identifying or thwarting actual large-scale terrorist plots.
    175. The Agony of Saada
      U.S. and Saudi Bombs Target Yemen's Ancient Heritage

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In addition to the growing number of civilian casualties in the country's seven-month-long war, U.S.-made bombs dropped by fighter jets from a Saudi Arabian-led coalition are pulverizing Yemen's architectural history. These airstrikes are tearing villages apart, forcibly displacing thousands and erasing the country's inimitable heritage, according to the world heritage body, UNESCO.
    176. Corporate Sycophants and the TPP
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The hypocrisy of "free market" advocates is astounding. While they trumpet increased competition and the elimination of state imposed barriers as a means of spurring economic advancement, they ignore how the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other "free trade" accords increase monopolistic intellectual property provisions.
    177. John Cusack and Arundhati Roy: Things That Can and Cannot Be Said
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A conversation With Arundhati Roy.
    178. Living in Pitiless Times: Baghdad, Beirut and Paris
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A week of horrible carnage -- bomb blasts in Beirut and Baghdad and then the cold-blooded shootings in Paris. Each of these acts of terror left dead bodies and wounded lives. There is nothing good that comes of them – only the pain of the victim and then more pain as powerful people take refuge in clichéd policies that once again turn the wheel of violence. How does one react to these incidents? Horror and outrage come first. They are instinctual.
    179. Only When We See the War Criminals In Our Midst Will the Blood Begin to Dry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In transmitting President Richard Nixon's orders for a "massive" bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, "Anything that flies on everything that moves". As Barack Obama ignites his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger's murderous honesty.
    180. Paris terror attacks - who profits?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The attacks in Paris are placed in a geo-political context of France, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Syria.
    181. Terrorist Attacks in Paris: Can Tragedy Bring Change?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Paris has now suffered the sort of attacks that are familiar to Beirut or to Russia. The big question is: what next? Will this fear cause people to wake up to reality and think clearly?
    182. Time for a national conversation on TPP’s Investment Chapter
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Now that the legal text of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has been released it is time for a national discussion to begin. The new Liberal government has announced that there will be a 'full and open public debate in Parliament' regarding its terms. Much of the controversy has turned on questions of supply management and the auto sector. Yet there is much more in this pact that is not about trade and this includes conferring upon foreign investors special rights, many of which are well beyond those available under Canadian law. For investors making their home in TPP signatory countries outside of Canada, they are entitled to sue Canada for damages when their rights are adversely affected.
    183. Why States of Emergency and Extreme Security Measures Won't Stop ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      There is little sign that the G20 leaders gathered in Turkey have understood the nature of the conflict in which they are engaged. ISIS's military strategy is a unique combination of urban terrorism, guerrilla tactics and conventional warfare. In the past, many states have used terrorism against opponents, but, in the case of ISIS, suicide squads focusing on soft civilian targets at home and abroad are an integral part of its war-making strategy.
    184. After Paris
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Some have seen the terrorism as the consequence of French foreign policy in Syria. Yet we should be wary of seeing these attacks as a response, however perverted, to French, or Western, foreign policy. The terrorists did not target symbols of the French state, or of French militarism. They did not even target tourist spots. They targeted, rather, the areas and the places where mainly young, anti-racist, multiethnic Parisians hang out. What the terrorists despised, what they tried to eliminate, were ordinary people, drinking, eating, laughing, mixing. That is what they hated - not so much the French state as the values of diversity and pluralism.
    185. Exploiting Emotions About Paris to Blame Snowden, Distract from Actual Culprits Who Empowered ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Whistleblowers are always accused of helping America's enemies (top Nixon aides accused Daniel Ellsberg of being a Soviet spy and causing the deaths of Americans with his leak); it's just the tactical playbook that's automatically used. So it's of course unsurprising that ever since Edward Snowden's whistleblowing enabled newspapers around the world to report on secretly implemented programs of mass surveillance, he has been accused by "officials" and their various media allies of Helping The Terrorists.
    186. The Neoconservative Threat to World Order
      Washington's Perilous War for Hegemony

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Paul Craig Roberts explores the extreme dangers in Washington's imposition of vassalage on other countries and Washington's resurrection of distrust among nuclear powers, the very distrust that Reagan and Gorbachev worked to eliminate. Roberts explains how the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 removed the only check on Washington's ability to act unilaterally.
    187. Why China's super-rich are now eager to invest in philanthropy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The country's wealthy elite chase recognition and status by splashing cash on museums and schools, but there may also be a less idealistic motive behind their largesse.
    188. The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham
      Part II

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On November 12th, 2015 the jury found Arthur Topham guilty of "inciting hate." This leads to a few questions.
    189. The one thing that won't stop terror is more war
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Provoking retaliation is a key part of the jihadists' strategy, writes Alex Nunns - we need a different approach.
    190. Down With U.S. Imperialism's Anti-China Trade Pact!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      If it is ratified, the TPP will be the largest trade agreement in history, encompassing at least 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product and one-third of all global trade. Japan and the more minor imperialist countries Canada and Australia have been cut in on the deal -- and competing European powers cut out -- but it is the U.S. rulers who hold the whip hand. Under the banner of "free trade," the TPP aims to drive up the exploitation of labour across the board while increasing imperialist domination of dependent countries. Above all, this agreement targets China, escalating the U.S. bourgeoisie's drive to promote capitalist counterrevolution there through economic pressure and military encirclement.
    191. Information is Everywhere and Everywhere We are Ignorant
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An international survey of young people in the US and other countries asked 56 questions about geography and current events. The organization’s survey discovered that about 87% of Americans could not place Iraq on the map. Americans could find on average only seven of the 16 countries in the quiz. Only 71% of the surveyed Americans could locate the Pacific Ocean, the world’s largest body of water.
    192. America's poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Chris McGreal reports from one of the most economically deprived places in the United States, and talks to people who are trying to cope with being left behind by the American Dream.
    193. A Call For A Fair Shares Agreement: Will Justice Prevail in Paris?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For most people the word justice conjures up images of superheroes and supreme courts. It seems a grand notion with little bearing on the practicalities of daily life. And when applied to the climate crisis it seems even less comprehensible. But the shocking thing about climate justice is that not only can it be calculated -- it can be achieved.
    194. Fightback in Korea
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In a climate of increasing repression, the Park Geun-hye government in South Korea is launching the latest in its series of attacks on working people. A retrograde labour reform plan is being set in motion that promises to drive down wages and undermine job security. There is broad and determined resistance to the plan, and workers and farmers are taking the battle to the streets.
    195. Fossil Fuel Industry Benefits from $20 Billion in Subsidies in the U.S.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new joint investigative report by Oil Change International and the Overseas Development Institute reveals that, in the United States alone, the fossil fuel industry has benefited from over $20 billion per year in government subsidies between 2008-2015.
    196. Marc Morano's Climate Hustle Film Set For Paris Premiere With Same Old Denial Myths
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Marc Morano is never short of a superlative or two, but when it has come to promoting his long-gestating documentary Climate Hustle, the climate science denialist extraodinaire has been outdoing himself.
    197. Environmental racism in the US - black communities fight for justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Landfill sites, giant hog farms, incinerators and other 'bad neighbor' industries in the US tend to be situated in African American communities. The Environmental Protection Agency is legally obliged to prevent 'environmental racism', but from California to Michigan, low-income communities of color have been waiting years for it to take a stand. Now, backed by Earthjustice, they are forcing the issue - in the courts.
    198. Lest We Forget: Tar Sands and War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over the past decade, Canada has been a war profiteer and fuel tank for the US military, who have killed well over a million people since the turn of the new millennium.
    199. Police Torture and the Real Militarization of Society
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What rights can we still say we have, if we find ourselves trapped in a military structure? A person has the right to remain silent if arrested, but one does not have the right to remain silent if approached by the police on the street with the demand that one respond. That would constitute being "uncooperative." Neither does one have the right to protect one's property from the police.
    200. The Wages of Whiteness is Early Death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The white working class has never had it easy in American history. It's been viciously exploited, disrespected, deceived, divided, repressed, and otherwise and generally abused from the United States' colonial origins through the present day.
    201. Jeremy Corbyn is right to reject Trident
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Jeremy Corbyn has come under attack yesterday for his refusal to countenance the use of nuclear weapons. But his stance is honourable and both legally and strategically correct - especially with his opposition to renewing the Trident nuclear missile system.
    202. Only Edward Snowden Can Save James Bond
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Bond is doomed because early in the movie Spectre, the otherwise benevolent Q, muttering something about nanotechnology and microchips, injects him with "smart blood."
    203. When We Fight, We Fuck Shit Up: Keystone XL and Delegitimizing Fossil Fuels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Keystone XL had become a household name when over 1200 people participated in two weeks of sit-ins at the White House demanding that Barack Obama reject the pipeline.
    204. Annex Chess Club Bonfire Swiss
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      From Guy Fawkes celebrations to Irish Samhain to Indian Diwali, it is a good time of year for a bonfire! At Annex Chess Club we're lighting up Monday evenings with our Bonfire Swiss Tournament
    205. FAJ Condemns the Arrest and Intimidation of Three Journalists in Zimbabwe
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Federation of African Journalists (FAJ), the Africa Group of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the arrest of three journalists from The Sunday Mail in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday, 2 November, 2015
    206. Health for All Welcomes Liberal Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Health for All applauds the new federal government's pledge to fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) in response to years of public pressure. We look forward to a quick reinstatement of the original program, and hope it is a first step towards providing health coverage for everyone who is uninsured in Canada.
    207. How Class Kills
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.
    208. IFJ backs Iraqi affiliate's legal action against closure of media houses in the Kurdistan region
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today backed its Iraqi Kurdistan affiliate, the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate (KJS), and its legal action against the security forces in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRG), following the shutting down
    209. IFJ, EFJ and TGS demand an end to oppression of journalists in post-election Turkey
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) and their affiliate the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) reviewed the implications for journalists and trade union rights following the victory of the Justice and Development
    210. The phantom election
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The author criticises the elections took place on 1 November 2015 in Turkey.The ruling party AKP took away two millon votes from the fascist party MHP, one million from HDP the predominantly Kurdish party. half a million from SP a fundamentalist Islamist party, the predecessor of the AK, another million from new strata that came to vote at a higher rate this time. The author questions and attempts to explain the discrepancy between the opinion polls and the electoral results.
    211. Connexions Postcard
      Resource Type: Photo/Image/Poster
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A two-sided Connexions postcard. One side features the Connexions website; the other side features the Connexions Archive.
    212. Destruction of Palestinian olive trees is a monstrous crime
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The uprooting and cutting down of over a million olive and fruit trees in occupied Palestine since 1967 is an attack on a symbol of life, and on Palestinian culture and survival. A grave crime under international humantarian law, the arboricide is also contrary to Jewish religious teachings.
    213. The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham
      Part I

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Five security guards, members of the RCMP, two in bulletproof vests, all entrants pass through metal detectors, undergo a wand search, check all electronics including cell phones and have their bags meticulously scrutinized. Why all the security? The crown was presenting its criminal case against Arthur Topham, for the crime of "hate."
    214. India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal communities are rising up to resist the takeover, which is not only morally reprehensible but violates India's own laws and international human rights obligations.
    215. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2015
      Corporate rights treaties

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Our focus is on the corporate rights treaties that are misleadingly sold as trade agreements. In particular, the spotlight is on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled to be rubber-stamped by national governments on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. The TPP is best understood as a major milestone in the long-term war waged by the corporate elite against any form of democracy.
    216. How Law Enforcement Can Use Google Timeline To Track Your Every Move
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The recent expansion of Google's Timeline feature can provide investigators unprecedented access to users' location history data, allowing them in many cases to track a person's every move over the course of years. The expansion of Google's Timeline feature, launched in July 2015, allows investigators to request detailed information about where someone has been -- down to the longitude and latitude -- over the course of years.
    217. 17 Year Old Canadian Documentary Filmmaker Awarded Kim Phuc Youth Award for Peace
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Kasha Sequoia Slavner, 17 year old filmmaker, writer & advocate for peace was selected as the recipient of the first ever KIM PHUC YOUTH AWARD FOR PEACE by The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, for her commitment to lead
    218. TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trade pact released this week.
    219. Trumbo
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Trumbo is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara. The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman and Michael Stuhlbarg. The film follows the life of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and is based on the biography Dalton Trumbo by Bruce Alexander Cook.
    220. U.S. Journalists Who Instantly Exonerated Their Government of the Kunduz Hospital Attack, Declaring it an “Accident”
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Shortly after the news broke of the U.S. attack on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, there was abundant evidence suggesting (not proving, but suggesting) that the attack was no accident.
    221. Batteries and renewables - believe the hype!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Discusses one of the biggest technological developments of our climate-stressed times: the large-scale storage of renewable energy.
    222. 'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
    223. Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Trade offices involved in negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement have finally released all 30 chapters of the trade deal today, a month after announcing the conclusion of the deal in Atlanta. Some of the more dangerous threats to the public's rights to free expression, access to knowledge, and privacy online are contained in the copyright provisions in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter. Now that the entire agreement is published, we can see how other chapters of the agreement contain further harmful rules that undermine our rights online and over our digital devices and content.
    224. 'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster.
    225. How California police are tracking your biometric data in the field
      Agencies are using mobile fingerprint scanners, tattoo and facial recognition software

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      EFF and MuckRock got together to reveal how state and local law enforcement agencies are using mobile biometric technology in the field by filing public records requests around the country. Thousands of pages of documents were obtained from more than 30 agencies.
    226. How Zionism's brutality reaches from Gaza's beaches to US academia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Read one way, Steven Salaita's new book is about lies and children. (Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom by Steven Salaita, Haymarket Books). There are the persistent lies about Israel's continued attacks on Palestinians, and in particular its lies about how it kills children.
    227. Secular publisher hacked to death in Bangladesh by religious group
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) deplores the brutal murder of a secular publisher in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on Saturday October 31, 2015.
    228. Senior journalist gunned down in Pakistan
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) in strongly condemning the killing of senior tribal journalist in the Tank district of Khyber Pahktunkhwa province in Pakistan on November 3, 2015.
    229. The Anti-Empire Report #140
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Are you confused by the Middle East? Here are some things you should know. (But you'll probably still be confused.)
    230. Climate change: It's going to take a revolution
      Resource Type: Film
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new video by Suhail Ilyas: The growing strength of the climate movement around the world gives us great hope, but it's going to take a revolution to make the world inhabitable for future generations.
    231. How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda.
    232. Red Rosa
      A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. Red Rosa gives Luxemburg her due as a radical and human being. In this beautifully drawn work of graphic biography, writer and artist Kate Evans has opened up her subject’s intellectual world to a new audience, grounding Luxemburg’s ideas in the realities of an inspirational and deeply affecting life.
    233. Special Focus: Israeli Occupying Forces Assault Journalists in the OPT
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As Israeli violations escalate against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), journalists and media professionals have also been the subjects of Israeli attacks.
    234. Stop & search app will 'hold police to account'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Individuals who are stopped and searched by police will now be able to record and report their experience using a new app designed to hold officers to account.
    235. White Poppy Campaign distribution
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadian Voice of Women for Peace will distribute free White Poppies in Toronto on Sunday, November 9, 2015 at the corner of King and John Streets from 1pm - 1:30pm. Members will be making white poppies at our conference events this weekend.
    236. How will we get to an ecological civilization?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Capitalism's infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
    237. Terrorizing School Children in the American Police State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Americans live in an age, to rephrase, W.E.B. Dubois, in which violence has become the problem of the twenty-first century. As brutalism comes to shape every public encounter, democratic values and the ethical imagination wither under the weight of neoliberal capitalism and post-racial racism.
    238. Chomsky and His Critics
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Noam Chomsky on ISIS, his foreign policy critics, and why socialist ideas are "never far below the surface."
    239. Help IFEX mark 2 November by saying 'No' to Impunity
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      2 November marks the United Nations International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. Currently, 9 out of 10 cases of journalist killings go unsolved and unpunished. This leads to a culture of impunity where critical voices are silenced
    240. Hitler Wasn't Inevitable
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials is cause to reflect on the forces that failed to halt Nazism’s rise.
    241. How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap
      A Superfund for Workers

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental policies has often been referred to as a "just transition."
    242. Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic
      Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police violence across America (more than 900 killed by police so far in 2015).
    243. The Search for Negative Evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Everyone loves a mystery. Solve one in science, and accolades are forthcoming. Not so, however, in the realm of the paranormal, where evidence, logic, and theories are often stood on their heads. Whereas forensic scientists, say, begin with the evidence and let it lead to the most likely solution to a mystery, "parascientists" typically begin with the desired answer and work backward to the evidence, employing confirmation bias: They look for that which seems to confirm their prior-held belief and seek to discredit whatever -- or whoever -- would argue against it.
    244. IFJ and EFJ condemn UK police for using anti-terror laws to seize journalist's laptop
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International and European Federations of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) joined their member union in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the National of Journalists (NUJ), to condemn the use by the UK police of special powers under the Terrorism Act
    245. IFJ launches Strengthening Media in the Pacific report
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched Strengthening Media in the Pacific - an insight into the media landscape and working conditions for media workers in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
    246. IFJ welcomes release of Iranian journalist and repeats its appeal for freedom of association in Iran
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) welcomes the release of journalist and Association of Iranian journalists (AoIJ)'s board member Aliezra Rajaee on 26 October.
    247. Police storm opposition media outlets four days ahead of Turkish elections
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns an all-out government offensive against a media group whose parent company, Koza Ipek Holding, is owned by an ally of Fethullah Gülen, an influential Muslim preacher who once backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    248. Pumpkins are food!
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What is really unfortunate about the tradition of pumpkin carving is the waste of food as the vast majority of these pumpkins are destined for destruction. Pumpkin is a highly nutritious vegetable. The seeds and the flesh are packed with vitamins &
    249. Radicalising the rank and file
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A discussion with U.S. labour historian Kim Moody focusing on the labour movement and rebuilding workplace organisation.
    250. RSF calls for the UN to appoint a Special Representative for the Safety of Journalists
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a call to the UN to take concrete action by creating the position of a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the Safety of Journalists
    251. Saudi king urged to pardon Sakharov Prize laureate
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its appeal to Saudi Arabia's King Salman to pardon Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison who has just been awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov
    252. Second Indian journalist killed this month
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) condemns the murder of an Indian journalist in Bihar in northern India on October 24. The IFJ demand immediate action from the Indian government to end the attacks and violence against the country's
    253. Syrian citizen-journalist murdered in Turkey
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish government to do everything possible to identify those responsible for murdering Syrian citizen-journalist Ibrahim Abd al-Qader in the southeastern city of Sanliurfa, where he had lived as a refugee
    254. Dark Humor: Western Media Makes Light of Political Repression in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Political repression and violence are allegedly incompatible with Western liberal democratic values. Respect for human rights, freedom of expression, and protection of the rights of minorities are all purportedly the hallmarks of "free societies," the goals toward which all nations should be striving. And yet, such standards of freedom and democracy are only selectively applied, and only when beneficial to the Western (US-UK-EU-NATO) agenda.
    255. EU-Canada CETA trade deal is a back door for US to sue EU - even if TTIP fails
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      There's been a big fuss about the 'ISDS' clauses in the TTIP trade deal that would allow US corporations to sue the EU and its member states for 'lost profits', writes Maude Barlow. But ISDS is already in CETA, the already negotiated EU-Canada trade deal - and nothing would be easier than for US companies to use it as their 'back door'. We must make sure CETA is rejected at its final hurdle.
    256. The German Left and the Weimar Republic
      A Selection of Documents

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The German Left and the Weimar Republic illuminates the history of the political left by presenting a wide range of documents on various aspects of socialist and communist activity in Germany. Separate chapters deal with the policy of Social Democracy in and out of government, the attempts of the Communist Party to overthrow the Weimar Republic, and then later to support it. Later chapters move away from the political scene to deal with the attitudes of the parties to key social issues, in particular questions of gender and sexuality.
    257. Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fire is raging across the 5,000km length of Indonesia.It is hard to convey the scale of this inferno, but here’s a comparison that might help: it is currently producing more carbon dioxide than the US economy. And in three weeks the fires have released more CO2 than the annual emissions of Germany.
    258. Do Indian Lives Matter? Police Violence Against Native Americans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      With all our talk about police violence aimed at poor and minority communities, we have yet to talk about the group most likely to be killed by law enforcement: Native Americans.
      Native American men are incarcerated at four times the rate of white men and Native American women are sent to prison at six times the rate of white women.
    259. Indigenous peoples in Latin America fight to safeguard their knowledge
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Equal Times met up with William Park just a few months after he had completed a project of mammoth proportions: a 500-page encyclopaedia compiling, in collaboration with the community, a large portion of their medical knowledge. "The aim is to help the community to preserve and pass on their knowledge without it being pillaged by foreign businesses. If they decide to share it one day, that is their choice. It isn't up to us to decide for them," explains the specialist in sustainable agriculture.
    260. What is Nonviolence Anyhow?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What is it, this nonviolence? Who gets to define it? A kindergarten teacher is nonviolent when she puts a vase of fresh flowers on her desk and smiles at her little students, right? A young man who publicly refuses to be drafted during an invasion of another country is nonviolent, certainly. How about an old man who writes a letter to the editor arguing for peace on Earth?
    261. Why Is The Daily Beast's Russia Critic Silent About So Many Hideous Abuses?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A comprehensive review by The Intercept of the writings of Sam Charles Hamad - author of this Daily Beast article accusing the "global left" of remaining "silent" on abuses by Russia - reveals that he has been completely silent, shockingly and appallingly so, about the following wide array of severe global injustices, never once writing about, let alone condemning...
    262. Workers of America, Unite! Racism is a Trade Union Issue
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The American working class is the most powerful in the world, is the most productive in the world and we operate the largest and most profitable economy in the world. American workers are also represented by national unions that have the most resources, the biggest staffs and the largest bank accounts, greater than any other trade unions in the world. Yet, without question, American labour is politically the weakest in the world among the large economies, largely because we remain so violently divided.
    263. Are Myanmar secret agents still playing 'dirty tricks'?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Al Jazeera investigates whether crushing dissent and monitoring the opposition has continued after military rule.
    264. Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change. Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.
    265. 'Freedom of the Seas' Means American Global Hegemony
      The US should stay out of the South China Sea dispute

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      There ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from our sacred duty to protect the world from itself. From the South China Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, America stands guard over Freedom. This tweet from Foreign Policy magazine, the organ of the Council on Foreign Relations, states our mission bluntly: "The Obama administration will finally send a destroyer to uphold freedom of navigation in the South China Sea."
    266. 'I Would Have Refused Such An Order' - Former RAF Pilot Gives His View of US Bombing Of MSF Hospital In Kunduz
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In our previous media alert, 'Sick Sophistry', we examined media coverage of the deliberate US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on October 3, 2015. In particular, we exposed the BBC's Pentagon-friendly reporting of the hospital as having been 'mistakenly' bombed.
    267. Inside the Sensational Business of "Rescuing" Sex Workers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For years, the sex worker movement has been at odds with a conservative wing of the anti-human trafficking movement.
    268. 'Strong evidence' of genocide in Myanmar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Al Jazeera investigation reveals government triggered deadly communal violence for political gain.
    269. UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." Approval was all but unanimous: 191 nations voted in favour and two voted against, the United States and Israel. There were no abstentions for the first time since the voting on the resolution began in 1992.
    270. Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In a series of articles based on internal documents from Exxon Mobil going back to the 1970s and on interviews with former company scientists and employees, ICN shows that Exxon's "own research confirmed fossil fuels' role in global warming decades ago." Yes, decades ago -- during the late 1970s to be precise.
    271. Women for Peace Applaud Prime Minister Designate Trudeau
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      We applaud the decision of Prime Minister Designate Trudeau to withdraw from Syria the six Canadian fighter jets. We strongly encourage you to re-align Canada's responses to violent conflict, threats of war, and war with actions grounded in the Uni
    272. Corporations Undermined Public Transportation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Over the past eighteen months two of the world's largest automakers have been found responsible for deadly conspiracies. But, recent revelations can’t compete with the industry's previous scandals.
    273. The Deciders
      The disastrous Iraq policies that led to ISIS were not President Bush's

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In May 2003, in the wake of the Iraq War and the ousting of Saddam Hussein, events took place that set the stage for the current chaos in the Middle East. Yet even most well-informed Americans are unaware of how policies implemented by mid-level bureaucrats during the Bush administration unwittingly unleashed forces that would ultimately lead to the juggernaut of the Islamic State.
    274. EFF Wins Petition to Inspect and Modify Car Software
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Librarian of Congress has granted security researchers and others the right to inspect and modify the software in their cars and other vehicles, despite protests from vehicle manufacturers.
    275. The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
    276. IFJ launches 2015 global campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has launched its annual global campaign to hold world governments and de facto authorities accountable for impunity records for crimes targeting journalists.
    277. IFJ welcomes action plan on media safety from the international gathering on Yemen
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A one-day international meeting agreed on an action plan to address the horrific situation facing journalists in Yemen.
    278. Journalists threatened and news website hacked in the Maldives
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists strongly criticizes the hacking of Maldivian news website, Addu Live, and the threats made against its journalists. The IFJ calls on the Maldivian government to condemn the threats and ensure the safety
    279. Lockdown: the end of growth in the tar sands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Climate change is here and now. And if world leaders had heeded scientific warnings 30 years ago, 20 years ago, 10 years ago, or even as recently as the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009 -- it's possible we would be well on our way to securing the decarbonized future that the world desperately needs.
    280. MEAA concerned by media restrictions on asylum seeker policy
      Sources News Release

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in raising strong concerns about the media restrictions that surround Australia's asylum seeker policy and its offshore immigration detention centres.
    281. Netanyahu: Have You No Shame?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Israel’s Prime Minister attributing the Holocaust to Palestinian influence over Hitler is a "Blood Libel" level lie.
    282. NYT Hypes Russian Threat to the Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As if Americans didn't already have enough to worry about in regards to the recently resurrected Red Menace, we can now add the fear that those devious Russians are threatening to -- horror of horrors -- bring down the Internet.
    283. On Israel's colonial narrative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
    284. The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Last week Biloxi, Mississippi became the latest city to be sued by the ACLU for running a "modern-day debtors’ prison."
    285. The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infractions that produce fines. When predictably these fines cannot be paid additional fines are piled on top and the person is thrown in prison.
    286. Putin's Question and the Ambassador's Answer
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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A fascinating, if brief, verbal exchange recently took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1987 – 1991), Jack Matlock.
    287. Robert Lepage virtual-reality show fetes 10th birthday of the Grande Bibliothèque
      Inspired by author Alberto Manguel's The Library at Night, Lepage uses Oculus Rift for immersive adventure

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In what Robert Lepage calls the most ambitious use of Oculus Rift virtual-reality technology to date, a new exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Montreal's Grande Bibliothèque takes visitors on a tour of ten of the world's most interesting libraries.
      Inspired by writer Alberto Manguel's book, The Library at Night, Lepage worked with the theme of the night to create virtual visits of libraries.
    288. Saudi Warplanes Destroy MSF Hospital in Yemen
      At Least Two Staff Hurt in Attacks

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Adding to concerns about Saudi attacks on civilians in Yemen, an overnight air raid against the capital city of Sanaa pounded a residential district, hitting several homes, a girl's school, and destroying a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital. MSF reported the facility was struck multiple times and left in "wreckage."
    289. Threatening email orders Bangladeshi media to fire women
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders condemns the threats against news media and bloggers contained in a email that was sent to a score of Bangladeshi print and broadcast media outlets on 19 October, and calls on the authorities to take concrete measures
    290. The "War Scare" in the Kremlin, Revisited: Is History Repeating Itself?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Washington Post on October 25, 2015 published an important story based on a recently-published U.S. intelligence review from 1990 that confirmed Soviet leaders in 1983 believed the Reagan administration was using a mobilization exercise to prepare a nuclear surprise attack.
    291. 'Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch.
    292. New Evidence Shows Main Chevron Witness Lied In $9.5 Billion Ecuador Lawsuit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A key witness has admitted under oath that he lied on behalf of Chevron, the California oil multinational, when the company sued to overturn a $9.5 billion verdict for pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
    293. The Okinawa missiles of October
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      John Bordne, a resident of Blakeslee, Pennsylvania, had to keep a personal history to himself for more than five decades. Only recently has the US Air Force given him permission to tell the tale, which, if borne out as true, would constitute a terrifying addition to the lengthy and already frightening list of mistakes and malfunctions that have nearly plunged the world into nuclear war.
    294. The Passing of Bhaskar Save
      What The 'Green Revolution' Did for India

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Bhaskar Save died on 24 October 2015 at age 93. Emphasising self-reliance at the farm/village level, Save was regarded as the 'Gandhi of natural farming'.
    295. Hebron Activist Who Died of Tear Gas Showed Israel's Crimes to the World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Hebron resident and anti-occupation activist Hashem al-Azzeh died Wednesday after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces.
    296. In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military responses, according to a top-secret U.S. intelligence review that has just been declassified.
    297. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 24, 2015
      Whistleblowers and national security

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      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      This issue sheds light whistleblowers and the murky world of national security. Governments may often pay lip service to the importance of protecting whistleblowers, but in reality they are almost always persecuted. Repercussions can range from being fired to being imprisoned.
    298. The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
      Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explode with a force of up to 100 kilotons of TNT. The Army retired its last Lances in 1992 … and ultimately lost track of 27 of them at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.
    299. By Accepting Chinese Censorship of Domains, Registry xyz.com Invites More
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Industry news site Domain Incite has reported that this puts perhaps close to 12,000 banned words and expressions onto the blacklist, thereby preventing terms such as the Chinese words for 'democracy' and 'human rights' from being registered within any of the company's top-level domains"
    300. Israel Calls a Man Its Soldiers Killed a 'Terrorist': Until They Realized He Was an Israeli Jew
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Jerusalem Post today describes the killing of a man by two IDF soldiers after, the soldiers claim, he was acting erratically and tried to grab one of their guns. When he was fatally shot by the IDF, says the paper, he was "believed to be an Arab terrorist." As it turns out, he was not an Arab Palestinian but rather an Israeli Jew. Upon learning this, the "terrorist" designation was officially and "immediately" rescinded.
    301. 'Radical Academia: Beyond the Audit Culture Treadmill'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It was not just in economics that the radicals retreated; it happened in all the social sciences and humanities. And not just because of political timidity; they had been outflanked. Knowledge production had changed in ways that disadvantaged radicals.
    302. Why Is Benjamin Netanyahu Trying To Whitewash Hitler?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe's Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.
    303. Why the Left Isn't Talking About Rural American Poverty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Within the popular American conscience there are two favoured focal points for discussing the problem of poverty. The first is within the urban, inner city context and the second is the poverty of the Global South: Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the rest of the developing world. What seldom gets talked about -- and when it is, often with irreverent humor and contempt -- is the poverty of rural America, particularly rural white America: Appalachia, the Ozarks, the Mississippi Delta, the Dakotas, the Rio Grande Valley, the Cotton Belt. So why is the poverty of rural America largely unexamined, even avoided?
    304. Before Parliament Hill attack, RCMP got 3 warnings, reduced patrols
      Documents show Mounties reduced patrols prior to shootings, despite 3 separate warnings

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Mounties received at least three warnings of potential terrorist attacks on uniformed officers before last year's shootings on Parliament Hill, yet the RCMP wound down extra patrols around the parliamentary precinct just days before the tragedy, newly disclosed documents show.
    305. Canadians Choose a Clean Start: Bury the Tar Sands Along With Harper's Tenure
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The ousting of the Conservative Government from Ottawa by the Canadian public in Monday's election is also a repudiation of the continued, unrestrained development of the Athabasca tar sands.
    306. Confronting the Ecological Emergency
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In April 2014, two different teams of American glaciologists, specialists in the Antarctic, reached -- by different methods, based on observation -- the same conclusion: because of global warming, a portion of the ice sheet has begun to dislocate, and this dislocation is irreversible.
    307. Global Investment Funds Leaders Plan to Unleash Growth Opportunities
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      RIO DE JANEIRO - October 21, 2015 - Leaders of the global investment funds industry gathered in Rio de Janeiro this week to discuss recent trends in local and regional markets and consider the new drivers of growth for investment funds worldwide.
    308. No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose of greenwash. Countries must resist the siren calls - and give their support to true agroecology that sustains soil, health, life and climate.
    309. On the Defeat of Megan Leslie & Peter Stoffer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What happened on Monday is proof of how divorced from reality we are. Progressives, radicals, the Left, whatever you call the people who believe in and strive for deep social change - we are disconnected from the majority of people. We are insulated in our communities of like-minded activists, surrounded by people with similar beliefs and thoughts.
    310. Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Globalization of trade and central banking have propelled private corporations to positions of power and control never before seen in human history. Under advanced capitalism, the structural demands for a return on investment require an unending expansion of centralized capital in the hands of fewer and fewer people.
    311. Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It is, ultimately, astounding how facile and false political narratives come back to haunt those who insist on their veracity.
    312. Sick Sophistry: BBC News On Afghan Hospital "Mistakenly" Bombed by United States
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One of the defining features of the corporate media is that Western crimes are ignored or downplayed. The US bombing of a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, on the night of October 3, 2015, is an archetypal example.
    313. The Syrianisation of Turkey
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On 10 October 2015 hundreds of thousands people marching in the streets of Ankara in solidarity with Kurdish people and to stop the civil war were struck with two bombs, which exploded and killed a hundred people and hundreds wounded. In this article the author questions Erdogan's policies over Syria such as finding an excuse to send the Turkish military into Syria, setting up home-grown Islamist militia forces to keep Erdogan in power, to help warring Sunni militia groups in Syria always bear a risk of Syrianisation of Turkey.
    314. Tony Mazzocchi Lives: Blue-Green Organizer Takes Up 'Just Transition' Mantle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Union and environmental activist Alex Lotorto believes environmentalists should be working more closely with organized labour and following the advice of some of labour's more enlightened leaders.
    315. The Useful Altruists: How NGOs Serve Capitalism and Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      NGOs are far from revolutionary organizations, but many of us would think that their work still seems more helpful than not. Political differences with them aside, it seems dogmatic to denounce free health care and anti-poverty programs. Short of more radical measures, NGOs seem to serve an important interim function. In fact, though, it can be argued that many NGOs are destructive, both in their current work and in their preclusion of an alternative future beyond the capitalist present. They undermine, divert, and replace autonomous organizing and erase working class struggle and organizing.
    316. IFIC Releases Monthly Statistics for September 2015
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Toronto, ON - October 19, 2015 - The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) announces that for the month ending September 30, 2015, the assets under management (AUM) for the mutual funds industry totalled $1.19 trillion.
    317. Remembering Rosalyn Baxandall
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was a pioneering figure of socialist feminism in the United States.
    318. Who, or What, Is Behind Postmedia's Election Endorsements?
      When hedge funds own newspapers, it's difficult to know

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Did thoughtful editors at Postmedia's daily newspapers across Canada consider the needs of their communities and then unanimously decide to endorse the Conservatives in election editorials?
    319. The Imaginary Cuban Troops in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fair-and-balanced Fox News reported on Wednesday that "Cuban military operatives reportedly have been spotted in Syria, where sources believe they are advising President Bashar al-Assad’s soldiers and may be preparing to man Russian-made tanks to aid Damascus in fighting rebel forces backed by the U.S." Fox's claim of an imaginary enemy alliance relies on two sources: the University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and an anonymous U.S. official.
    320. Vietnam: From National Liberation to Trans-Pacific Vassalage 1975-2015
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In 1975 the people of Vietnam successfully ended one of the longest and bloodiest anti-colonial wars in world-history – defeating the US, the world's biggest imperial power, after 20 years of struggle.
    321. Australia: Journalists' sources under threat with data retention regime
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) in condemning the commencement of new data retention laws in Australia.
    322. Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Timor, with the establishment of a scholarship
    323. Freedom of information essential for peace in Turkey
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      At a time of alarming developments centred on the Kurdish issue, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a report exploring the relationship between this issue and media freedom in Turkey.
    324. The Harper Years: Tough Times For Reporters In Canada
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As federal elections will be held in Canada on October 19, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reviews the evolution of freedom of the press and information during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's tenure. It is not a pretty picture.
    325. Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hillary Clinton.
    326. The Black Panthers: Movie Review
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      With its powerful archival footage and interviews with former Black Panther Party members, Stanley Nelson’s documentary The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution reopens a chapter of black history that has long been distorted, hated and feared by the racist rulers of America.
    327. Canada Should 'Get Tough' on Political Crimes, Say Watchdogs
      Four needed crackdowns, starting with illegal surveillance and electoral crime.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new round of Conservative Party advertisements return to a familiar tough-on-crime refrain.
    328. Leninism vs. Debs's Socialist Party
      The Communist Fight Against Black Oppression

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Articles by Eugene Debs, written as polemics against racists within the Socialist Party, are eloquent in defending black people against racism, in calling for working-class unity across racial lines and in emphasizing that the Socialist Party should open its ranks to black people. In "The Negro in the Class Struggle," Debs stressed, "The history of the Negro in the United States is a history of crime without a parallel." Debs stands out favorably against most of his contemporaries in the labor movement -- including within the SP. Debs's writing remains a powerful denunciation of white workers' racism. Debs recognized that black oppression, rather than making white workers privileged, degrades them, thus providing a refutation of the later concept of "white skin privilege."
    329. Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
    330. Snowden and Ellsberg hail leak of drone documents from new whistleblower
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      American whistleblowers hailed the release of a collection of classified documents about US drone warfare as a blow on behalf of transparency and human rights. The documents anchored a multi-part report by the Intercept on the Defense Department assassination program in Yemen and Somalia.
    331. Study Reveals Corporate Media's Refusal to Acknowledge Civilian Victims of US Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Mainstream media outlets are systematically disregarding the hazardous health impacts of widespread U.S. military burn pits on civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, thereby playing a direct role in "legitimating the environmental injustices of war," a harrowing new scholarly report concludes.
    332. Videos Challenge Israeli Police Account of Shootings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      It has been called the "smartphone intifada". After a sharp escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks, shocking scenes captured on video have spread across social media.
    333. The Assassination Complex
      Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama's drone wars

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state's power over life and death.
    334. Elections Canada bungled its investigation of Michael Sona and the 2011 robocall scandal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Because the 'robocalls' fraud of Canada's 2011 federal election was insufficiently investigated by state authorities and underreported by the corporate media, Canadians have yet to understand its scale, focus, and impact.
    335. FDA Nominee Helped Medical Industry Find and Pay Faculty for "Regulatory Consulting"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Dr. Robert Califf, whose nomination by President Obama to lead the Food and Drug Administration has come under scrutiny over his extensive ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, previously directed a business that specializes in helping health care companies hire faculty members and other academic researchers to influence regulatory decisions.
    336. Find, Fix, Finish
      For the Pentagon, creating an architecture of assassination meant navigating a turf war with the CIA

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Obama was urged by Michael Hayden, the CIA director, and his counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, to adopt small footprint counterterrorism operations and drone strikes. In one briefing, Hayden told Obama that covert action was the only way to confront al Qaeda and other terrorist groups plotting attacks against the U.S.
    337. Firing Blind
      Flawed Intelligence and the Limits of Drone Technology

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Classified Pentagon documents reveal that the U.S. military has faced "critical shortfalls" in the technology and intelligence it uses to find and kill suspected terrorists in Yemen and Somalia.
    338. The Fog of Intelligence
      Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog of intelligence.
    339. The Kill Chain
      The lethal bureaucracy behind Obama's drone war

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Secret military documents offer documentary evidence of the process by which the Obama administration creates and acts on its kill lists in Yemen and Somalia.
    340. The Life and Death of Objective Peckham
      Stripped of British citizenship and killed by an American drone

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Documentation of the final years of Bilal el-Berjawi's life, a British-Lebanese citizen suspected of being a terrorist. The story raises questions about the British government's role in the targeted assassination of its citizens, and provides an insight into covert U.S. military actions.
    341. Manhunting in the Hindu Kush
      Civilian casualties and strategic failures in America's longest war

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      U.S. military forces set out to destroy the Taliban and al Qaeda forces that remained hidden in Hindu Kush. Dubbed Operation Haymaker, the campaign has been described as a potential model for the future of American warfare. Devereaux explains how this looks.
    342. Target Africa
      The U.S. military's expanding footprint in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The U.S. military has engaged in a largely covert effort to extend across Africa with a network of low-profile camps. These facilities allow U.S. forces to surveil and operate on large areas of the continent and to strike targets with drones and manned aircraft.
    343. A Visual Glossary
      Decoding the language of covert warfare

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Along with illustrations, Begley explains some of the terminology employed in the drone warfare.
    344. Back-Talk from the "Old Stock"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Stephen Harper has been talking recently about "old stock" Canadians -- and at the same time stirring up fear and loathing against more recent arrivals in this country, notably those of Muslim faith, in order to mobilize electoral support for his Conservative Party.
    345. Rosalyn Baxandall, Feminist Historian and Activist dies at 76
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Rosalyn Baxandall, a feminist historian who was among the first to bring scholarly attention to the historical role of women in the workplace and to expand the meaning of "women's work," has died.
    346. Human Rights Watch investigator among those attacked by Israeli forces
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      "We didn't see any soldiers near us. That's why we felt safe. No one was throwing rocks or anything. Soldiers just started shooting."
    347. Internet Companies: Confusing Consumers for Profit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the age of information, companies are hungry for your data. They want it - even if it means resorting to trickery.
    348. The strange death of the antiwar movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After over 14 years of unending US wars of aggression waged in the name of fighting terrorism, humanitarian intervention and promoting "democracy," the threat posed to mankind by the eruption of American militarism has never been so acute.
    349. Top 1 percent own more than half of world's wealth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new report issued by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse finds that global wealth inequality continues to worsen and has reached a new milestone, with the top 1 percent owning more of the world’s assets than the bottom 99 percent combined. Of the estimated $250 trillion in global assets, the top 1 percent owned almost exactly 50 percent, while the bottom 50 percent of humanity owned collectively less than 1 percent. The richest 10 percent owned 87.7 percent of the world's wealth, leaving 12.3 percent for the bottom 90 percent of the population.
    350. Whoa Canada
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    351. Afghan media respond to Taliban threats against TV channels
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In an alarming statement published on the group's website on Monday 12 October, 2015, the Taliban said the two TV channels are legitimate targets and no employee, anchor, office, news team or reporter associated with either station is safe henceforth.
    352. All Rights Reserved: Now We Know the Final TTP is Everything We Feared
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The release by Wikileaks of what is believed to be the current and essentially final version of the intellectual property (IP) chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) confirms our worst fears about the agreement.
    353. GOP Creates Perverse Online Voter Registration, Making It Harder for People to Vote
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The bill will ultimately reduce voting by senior citizens, people with disabilities and minorities.
    354. Horrid Carcass of Indonesia - 50 Years After the Coup
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Indonesia has matured into perhaps the most corrupt country on Earth, and possibly into the most indoctrinated and compassionless place anywhere under the sun.
    355. How Dogs Forge a Bond with Rio's Homeless That Is Life-Saving for Both
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Homelessness in Rio is, in many ways, virtually identical to how it manifests in other large cities: it entails unimaginable material and emotional deprivation, hopelessness, societal invisibility, and utter isolation. But one aspect of Rio's homeless population stands out: A huge number of them have dogs that were previously living as desperate, unwanted strays on the street.
    356. In the Matter of the International Community v Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In its first full week of a "new" get tough policy, almost 500 young Palestinian demonstrators were injured, shot and maimed, and at least three teens murdered in response to what Israel sees as a rising tide of "militant" resistance against the illegally occupied and, by now, almost completely annexed West Bank.
    357. Israel is a Terrorist State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned.
    358. Manipulating Reality: Facebook is Listening to You
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      One thing we have become all too used to is that our reality can be manipulated to create the appearance of something else entirely. Invading another country is defensive, rigged elections are passed off as democracy in action, more guns (or more nuclear weapons) ensure the peace, trade and foreign investment increase jobs at home. Orwellian logic has become commonplace.
    359. The Politics of Prisons and Prisoners
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      They are getting ready to activate another super-max prison. Like Pelican Bay, Marion, and Florence, this prison will be dedicated to holding people in solitary confinement. They say it is for "the worst of the worst" , but we know it refers to political prisoners.
    360. US Dispatched a Murderous AC-130 Airborne Gunship to Attack a Hospital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Evidence continues to mount that the US committed a monstrous war crime in attacking and destroying a fully operational hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan on the night of Oct. 3, 2015, killing at least 22 people including at least 12 members of the volunteer medical staff of Medicine Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), the French based international aid organization that operated the hospital.
    361. Why NGOs and Leftish Nonprofits Suck (4 Reasons)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      NGOs have proliferated like mushrooms all over the world. First deployed in social formations dominated by imperialism, they've now taken over the political scene in capital's base countries as well. They've become the hot new form of capital accumulation, with global reach and billions in revenue. So while ostensibly "non-profit," they serve as a pretty sweet income stream for those at the top, while fattening up large layers of the petite bourgeoisie and draping them like a warm wet blanket over the working class, muffling their demands.
    362. 'Israel is a terrorist state'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned. A wave of unrest has swept Palestinian towns in Israel over recent days, with repeated clashes with Israeli police in Nazareth, Jaffa, Lod, Ramle, Taibeh, Sakhnin, Rahat, Kfar Qassem and elsewhere. Dozens of protesters have been arrested.
    363. No Grades in Higher Education Now!
      Is the Revolution any closer?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Author and social scientist Stuart Tannock has recently published a historical and critical overview of the practice of grading in education.
    364. Scenes From a Wonderful Parade Against the TPP
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A quarter of a million people protested against the "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership", TTIP, and its equally spurned Canadian sister, CETA.
    365. Turkey's Double Game and the US's Double Standards
      What the bombings in Ankara tell us about Turkey's true motives in Syria.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On Saturday morning, in the Turkish capital of Ankara, two suicide bombers targeted a Kurdish-Turkish trade union peace march, killing over a hundred civilians and wounding hundreds more.
    366. Turkey's Tiananmen in Context
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      At 9:30 Saturday morning Turkish citizens opposed to their government’s war policies gathered at the Ankara Train Station for a demonstration organized by a broad alliance of organizations.
    367. Welcome to the Orwellian world of Wildrose, where keeping your promises makes you a liar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Notwithstanding the unexpected election of a New Democratic Party majority government in Alberta last May 5, 2015, it's pretty obvious a lot of Albertans -- especially the business crowd in Calgary -- still don’t really get this democracy thing.
    368. The Demonology School of Journalism
      Putin and the press

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized as a dictator, authoritarian, czar, 'former KGB operative' and Soviet-style ruler; anything but the repeatedly elected President of Russia.
    369. The Bro Job: Why 'Straight' Men Secretly Have Sex With Each Other
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The term "bro job" generally refers to sex acts taking place between heterosexual men. The phenomenon was recently explored by Dr. Jane Ward in her book Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men, who suggests it's a lot more common than most people may think.
    370. Opinion: It's gettin' hot in here... so take back all your carbon
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In Africa rapidly rising temperatures foreshadow increased drought, famine and disease. The most vulnerable populations -- of which millions are smallholder farmers -- need solutions, and they need them now.
    371. The White Man in That Photo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith's rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.
    372. America's Latest War Crime
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The best that Nobel Peace Laureate President Obama can do after the US bombs and destroys a hospital in Afghanistan, killing 22 people, including 12 volunteer doctors from Doctors Without Borders, is to say, "We're sorry"? No wonder people around the globe hate the US.
    373. Children Suffer as World Bank's Borrowers Upend Their Lives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Evictions, loss of family income and other hardships associated with dams, roads and other projects can be especially harmful to young people. The bank's social and environmental safeguards forbid sudden, strong-arm evictions. But as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, The Huffington Post and other media partners revealed in April, the bank is failing to enforce those rules, with devastating consequences for adults and children who live on or near land targeted for development.
    374. Class Struggle at Air France
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On Monday, about 100 employees stormed an Air France management and union official meeting that was discussing dramatic job cuts. As the negotiations had been making no progress, the staff became angry, and tussled with some company officials.
    375. The End of Academic Freedom in America: the Case of Steven Salaita
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the years I spent at Columbia University, there was always some professor or another coming under attack from the Israel lobby. But no matter the intensity of the witch-hunt, I was always proud to see my employer stand up for the free speech rights of the faculty.
    376. Even Wars Have Rules: a Fact Sheet on the Bombing of Kunduz Hospital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Doctors Without Borders is calling for an independent fact-finding investigation to ascertain the truth about the events that led to the killing of our colleagues and patients by US.airstrikes on one of our hospitals in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
    377. Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
    378. Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
    379. The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      On October 2, 2015, President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia's decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted "from the perspective they're all terrorists [is] a recipe for disaster, and it's one that I reject."
    380. These Salvadoran Women Went to Prison for Suffering Miscarriages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For many expectant mothers in El Salvador, a largely Catholic Central American country of around 6 million, pregnancy losses -- unexpected, frightening, and tragic -- have been declared intentional and criminal. Some of these mothers are doing hard time.
    381. WikiLeaks Reveals How the US Aggressively Pursued Regime Change in Syria, Igniting a Bloodbath
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In 2010, WikiLeaks became a household name by releasing 251,287 classified State Department cables. The essays that make up The WikiLeaks Files shed critical light on a once secret history.
    382. The Canadian Elections: Cover-Up and Steal (Again)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The opposition parties in Canada's 2015 federal election are sticking to a careful PR-driven script, refusing to even mention the fact that Stephen Harper's Conservatives broke the law and committed fraud in winning the 2006, 2008, and 2011 elections. The mainstream media and the political parties scrupulously ignore this reality.
    383. Genes of Most Ashkenazi Jews Trace Back To Indigenous Europe, Not Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A genetic study of Ashkenazi Jews shows a "whiter" heritage drawn more from prehistoric Europe than from the Levant, home to the modern state of Israel.
    384. Harper's Relationship With the Jewish Defense League Is Disturbing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      With Canada's federal election less than two weeks away, Levitan addresses a highly topical matter: the Conservatives' close relations with the controversial Jewish Defense League (JDL).
    385. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
      Elections

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about change, and the neo-liberal attack on democracy. Articles look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the financial takeovers of Ukraine and Greece, and debt bondage. Also: a discussion of James Hansen's fossil fuel exit strategy, and a critique of Alinsky-style organizing.
    386. Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canadian Voice of Women wants to Make for Space for Peace this election. National peace organization calls on leaders to take pledge for peace and supports its twelve priorities.
    387. Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months ago.
    388. ISIS Slave Market Puts Women and Girls on Same List as Cattle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      I am thinking of the price list leaked out from the ISIS Sex Slave Market that included women and girls on the same list as cattle. ISIS needed to impose price controls as they were worried about a downturn in their market.
    389. Mercenary of Reaction
      Lynton Crosby in Canada

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Lynton Crosby has a full schedule. He is the modern electoral PR hitman for parties in dire straits. He is hired to stir the pot of resentment and undermine hopes for change. His very existence suggests that democracies are shadows of their actual function, operating on traditional platforms of populism when required.
    390. A Short History of U.S. Bombing of Civilian Facilities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The U.S. has repeatedly attacked civilian facilities in the past. This is a sampling of such incidents since the 1991 Gulf War.
    391. TPP: Big Pharma's Big Deal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      We still don't know all the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal tentatively agreed to on Oct. 5 by negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries, but already critics are slamming it for many reasons, including its generous concessions to the pharmaceutical industry.
    392. TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal.
    393. US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patients and hospital staff.
    394. Why Is the U.S. Refusing an Independent Investigation If Its Hospital Airstrike Was an "Accident"?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In Geneva , Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group's international president specified that the inquiry should be convened pursuant to war crime-investigating procedures established by the Geneva Conventions and conducted by The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission.
    395. Bombing Hospitals: 22 People Killed by US Airstrike on Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A group of activists living in Baghdad would regularly go to city sites and string large vinyl banners between the trees outside these buildings which read: "To Bomb This Site Would Be A War Crime." We encouraged people in U.S. cities to do the same.
    396. The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
    397. October 19, 2015 is Voting Day: Are You Registered To Vote?
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Check, update or complete your voter registration at elections.ca or call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868. You can register in advance until October 13 at 6 pm local time. After that, you must register when you vote.
    398. 170,000 iconic pictures of Depression-era America released by Yale (Photos)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Gallery with pictures of the Great Depression in the US, depicting the everyday lives and struggles of people.
    399. Shades of Grey -- A Left Chapter look at strategy, tactics and endorsements in the 2015 election
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      With just under two weeks to go until election day, anti-capitalist leftists are in something of a quandary.
    400. Top 5 Reasons Eaters should be Worried about Obama's New Trade Deal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a wide-ranging deal that would expand corporate rights across member states to the detriment of worker rights, the environment, and public health.
    401. The Volkswagen Scandal Wasn't Exposed by Regulators, but by Two Engineers Working at a Small Non-Profit Lab
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      German automaker Volkswagen was recently exposed for perpetrating a massive deception by installing a small device on as many as 11 million diesel-powered vehicles designed to cheat emissions tests.
    402. Wangari Maathai was not a good woman. Kenya needs more of them.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      25 September, 2015 marked four years since the passing of Kenyan environmentalist and feminist icon, Wangari Maathai. In Kenya, the celebrations were notably muted as her standing in the country has been ambiguous. Maathai challenged the notion of Kenyan women, who are forced to pretend to be "good" to satisfy societal expectations.
    403. Yes, There is an Imperialist Ruling Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Contemporary history is neither a series of random occurrences nor the predetermined plaything of a small cabal of super-empowered conspirators. The truth is somewhere in-between.
    404. Grace Lee Boggs, Legendary Activist, Dead At 100
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Boggs spent her life actively supporting causes ranging from civil rights and labour to the Black Power and feminist movements.
    405. Grace Lee Boggs R.I.P.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Grace Lee Boggs, founding member of the Johnson-Forest Tendency (where her party name was Ria Stone), has died at the age of 100 in Detroit. She was born on June 27, 1915 and passed away October 5, 2015.
    406. CNN and the NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated the Afghan Hospital Attack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many media outlets and other organizations around the world have been stating this without any difficulties.
    407. Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
    408. Global Coalition to Facebook: 'Authentic Names' Are Authentically Dangerous for Your Users
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Facebook claims its practice of forcing users to go by their "real names" (or "authentic identities" as Facebook spins it) makes the social network a safer place. In fact, the company has often claimed that the policy protects women who use the social media platform, even when faced with community advocates pointing out that the policy facilitates harassment, silencing, and even physical violence towards its most vulnerable users.
    409. GMO Propaganda and the Sociology of Science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In August of 2014, the website Gawker revealed documents that demonstrated the lengths to which the global chemical giant Monsanto would go in order to control the narrative about their products – in particular, their genetically modified crops. While we all like to believe that our scientific/rational brains see through the transparent marketing, public relations rhetoric exists because it greatly sedates critical thought.
    410. The internationalist case against the European Union
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For the first time in a generation Britain will vote on its membership of the European Union. How to vote in that referendum is a difficult choice for anyone on the left. Since the 1990s the anti-EU camp has been dominated by the chauvinist and racist right, initially on the Thatcherite wing of the Tory party, but now enjoying separate and increasingly powerful representation in the shape of the UK Independence Party. But anyone who contemplates therefore voting Yes in the referendum is confronted with the reality of the EU as a neoliberal club currently busy nailing the people of Greece to the cross of austerity.
    411. Media Are Blamed as US Bombing of Afghan Hospital Is Covered Up
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After the US airstrikes that hit an MSF (Medecins Sans Frontières) hospital, many news outlets have depicted the event in a way that evades any American responsibility.
    412. Monsanto and Its Promoters vs. Freedom of Information
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Next year, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary as one of the finest laws our Congress has ever passed. It is a vital investigative tool for exposing government and corporate wrongdoing.
    413. No Safe Harbor: How NSA Spying Undermined U.S. Tech and Europeans' Privacy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The spread of knowledge about the NSA's surveillance programs has shaken the trust of customers in U.S. Internet companies like Facebook, Google, and Apple: especially non-U.S. customers who have discovered how weak the legal protections over their data is under U.S. law.
    414. Nuclear War And Corbyn - The Fury And The Farce
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The British media is outraged that La bour leader Jeremy Corbyn won't press the nuclear button under any circumstances.
    415. Parasites in the Body Economic: the Disasters of Neoliberalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Michael Hudson discusses his new book, "Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy."
    416. The Radically Changing Story of the U.S. Airstrike on Afghan Hospital: From Mistake to Justification
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      When news first broke of the U.S. airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the response from the U.S. military was predictable and familiar. It was all just a big, terrible mistake, its official statement suggested.
    417. Two faces of reformism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In our last issue we advised the radical left in Britain to be open to the sudden fissures that the crisis of the British state can…unexpectedly open up, perhaps making possible a qualitative advance. And the unexpected came very quickly, and in a particularly surprising form.
    418. Up against the clock: Climate, social movements and Marxism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The time frame is incredibly short. The problem is not one for future generations but for our generation, those of us who are alive now. If we continue to produce greenhouse gas emissions at the rate we have been we will have used up the carbon needed to take us to 2°C warming in the next 30 years.
    419. Users Have Been Betrayed in the Final TPP Deal -- Help Us Tell Washington How You Feel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Trade negotiators from the U.S. and its 11 Pacific Rim partners announced their agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) today, concluding the final round of closed negotiations in Atlanta and marking the culmination of seven years of secrecy.
    420. Why did Syriza fail?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      How has Syriza ended up this way? This is a question that is tormenting a big part of the left and that all the forces that situate themselves on the left must answer.
    421. For true liberation, Black Lives Matter is not enough
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A movement that held true to a goal of liberation would challenge the fundamental assumptions of social, economic, and political organization under capitalism.
    422. Having the Hard Conversations
      Jane McAlevey on Fight for 15, labour's crisis of strategy, and the difference between organizing and mobilizing

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      An interview with labour organizer Jane McAlevey on labour's crisis of strategy and the difference between organizing and mobilizing. McAlevey discusses what ails the labour movement, problem with the terms "public" and "private" sector, and why we need to stop ignoring the rank-and-file.
    423. Israel's new police chief emerges from shadowy world
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Palestinian minority in Israel worried by top cop's twin-track as interrogator for secret police and hardline settler.
    424. NDP campaign enters panic mode
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      If in politics a week can be a lifetime, a month can be an eternity -- especially in an election campaign.
    425. Activists Arrested at ArborGen GE Trees World Headquarters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A new organizing initiative called "GE Trees Fall" launched with a four day GE trees action training camp outside of Asheville North Carolina, over September 24th to the 27th, 2015.
    426. Earning a Profit from Global Warming
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As evidence mounts that a warming world is hurtling toward the point of no return, the plan of the world's governments is to make adjustments to the ability of corporations to profit from polluting. Short-term profits continue to be elevated above the long-term health of the environment.
    427. Israeli exports hit hard by Palestinian boycott, World Bank says
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Palestinian campaign to boycott Israeli goods has exacted a major cost on Israel's exports to the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Even though the World Bank's report has modestly recognized so, they have failed to address any trace of occupation.
    428. Pesticides, Neoliberalism and the Politics of Acceptable Death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In 1900, cancer killed three people in America out of every hundred. Today, it's 33 out of every 100 -- more than one-in-four Americans die from cancer. These figures come from Dr. Joseph Weissman, a professor of medicine at UCLA. Weissman reckons that a fair slice of this explosion in cancer mortality can be laid at the door of petro-chemicals, particularly those used by the food industry.
    429. A Useful Prep-Sheet on Syria for Media Propagandists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      State Department talking points on Syria for cable news anchors.
    430. Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
    431. The Money Crisis: How bankers grabbed our money -- and how we can get it back
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      A historical analysis exposing the flaws in the system that led to financial crisis.
    432. Poor Housing
      A Silent Crisis

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Across Canada, there is a severe shortage of decent quality housing that is affordable to those with low incomes, and much of the housing that is available is inadequate, even appalling. The poor condition of housing for those below the poverty line adds to the weight of the complex poverty they already endure.
    433. Seven Points Not on the Arab Media Agenda – What Is There to Celebrate?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As media experts plan to establish an 'Arab Media Day', Baroud criticizes in seven points the censorship and repression of Arab journalism and media.
    434. Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedded in society and promoted by both companies and governments.
    435. Why Logging Forests After Wildfires is Ecologically Destructive
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Bond exposes three prevailing falsehoods about logging that the U.S. Forest Service disseminates.
    436. Adblockers and Innovative Ad Companies are Working Together to Build a More Privacy-Friendly Web
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Eckersley and Toner talk more about the coalition between tracker and ad-blocker companies that will respect a 'Do Not Track' policy.
    437. America's Capitalist Religion has Little Room for Science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The US mainstream press accuse the Pope of being leftist. Evidence? Well, they make the claim that he is leftist because he supports the theory of global warming. My guess is that the Pope also supports the theory of gravity, which, like global warming, has a great body of scientific evidence to support it. But is science now a part of the leftist realm of influence?
    438. British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prosecution of British journalists Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, who were arrested by the Indonesia navy in the Malacca Strait on 28 May for filming without a press visa and whose trial began yesterday.
    439. Canadian military explored plan to fully integrate forces with U.S.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Canadian military effort to formally create integrated forces with the US for expeditionary operations included a plan to fully integrate military forces.
    440. Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations
      Processes of Creative Self-Destruction

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The authors examine the intricate relationship between corporations and climate change, while also looking at how corporations shape political and social responses to climate change.
    441. Joe Oliver: Sign the ClimateFast Pledge!
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Fast and Vigil at Finance Minister Joe Oliver's office. 7 am to 7 pm, Thursday October 1st, candlelighting 7 pm. ClimateFast members will hold a fast and vigil for climate action outside the office of Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver
    442. Online Ad Company Adopts New 'Do Not Track' Standard for Web Browsing
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Adzerk Joins Coalition Delivering Stronger Privacy and a Way Forward in the Ad Blocking Impasse
    443. Press freedom dealt a serious blow as two AFP reporters are attacked by Israeli soldiers in Nablus
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Condemnation of the appalling attack on two AFP reporters by Israeli soldiers and calling for end of impunity enjoyed by Israeli army which undermines freedom of information.
    444. The Realpolitik of President Jimmy Carter
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
    445. The Revolutionary Act of Telling the Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Pilger discusses the challenges that we encounter as Western governments and media actively seek to supress any political consciousness and independent thought.
    446. RSF calls for release of six journalists sentenced to life imprisonment
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      While Egypt's president has just claimed on CNN that his country enjoys unprecedented freedom of expression, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) points out that tomorrow a court will begin hearing the appeals of six unjustly detained journalists
    447. RSF tells Netanyahu attitude of Israeli soldiers towards media is unacceptable
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In response to recent cases of violence against journalists by members of Israel's security forces, Reporters Without Borders writes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to end the climate of impunity enjoyed by the Israel Defenc
    448. Shatila: Remembering the Massacre
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Shatila is probably the most well-known of all the Palestinian refugee camps. In September of 1982, a local Christian militia, known as the Phalange, aided by its Israeli allies, entered Shatila and bordering Sabra, engaging in an orgy of torturing and killing that lasted several days.
    449. Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What’s the next step in the campaign for single-payer universal health care in the United States? Single Payer Now's Don Bechler says we have to hit the streets.
    450. Turkey: Kurdish daily attacked and 32 journalists interrogated
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The offices of the Kurdish daily newspaper Azadiya Welat and Kurdish news agency DIHA in Diyabakir (Turkey) have been attacked on 28/09/2015 by police forces and 32 journalists and media workers were taken into custody for interrogation
    451. US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes
      Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to be from an incident five days prior and not related to Russia.
    452. Zunar targeted again under Malaysia's Sedition Act
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticizes the Malaysian governmen's continued attack against freedom of expression, following the investigation into political cartoonist, Zunar's latest book.
    453. Agroecology leading the fight against India's Green Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      For the women farmers of Tamil Nadu life has long been a struggle, all the more so following the advent of 'Green Revolution' industrial agriculture. So now women's collectives are organising to restore traditional foods and farming methods, resulting in lower costs, higher yields, improved nutrition, and a rekindling of native Tamil culture.
    454. Learning Activism
      The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What do activists know? Learning Activism is designed to encourage a deeper engagement with the intellectual life of activists who organize for social, political, and ecological justice.
    455. Police Taser and Beat Innocent Disabled Vet, Hold Quadriplegic Wife at Gunpoint, Demand She Stand
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Mr. and Mrs. Hayes filed a lawsuit against the Delaware state police for raiding their home. Officers were looking for their nephews, who faced a charge for possession of the drug paraphernalia.
    456. Tomorrow on NY Radio We'll Be Dropping a Bomb on Facebook
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      I've been asked to speak for Narco News and the nonprofit Fund for Authentic Journalism, and I'll announce that we're taking our 27,000+ Facebook users to Tsu as our response to Facebook and Instagram owner Mark Zuckerberg banning links to his upstart competitor last weekend.
    457. The Big Secret That Makes the FBI's Anti-Encryption Campaign a Big Lie
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      McLaughlin discusses how hacking techniques and their increasing use are justified in a prevalent way by the American government.
    458. Brainless in Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Washington's IQ follows the Fed's interest rate -- it is negative. Washington is a black hole into which all sanity is sucked out of government deliberations. Washington's failures are everywhere visible. We can see the failures in Washington's wars and in Washington's approach to China and Russia.
    459. Bubbles Always Burst: the Education of an Economist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Spouting ostensible free market ideology, the pro-creditor mainstream rejects what the classical economic reformers actually wrote. One is left to choose between central planning by a public bureaucracy, or even more centralized planning by Wall Street’s financial bureaucracy. The middle ground of a mixed public/private economy has been all but forgotten, denounced as "socialism." Yet every successful economy in history has been a mixed economy.
    460. Lobbyists Mourn House Speaker John Boehner's Departure
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation on Friday was reason to celebrate for members of his own party who often complained that he let corporate lobbyists exercise undue influence over Congress. For lobbyists, Boehner's announcement was a reason to mourn.
    461. 10 Ways Monopoly Airlines Use 'Calculated Misery' to Make Flying an Increasingly Overpriced Nightmare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      In the three months of last quarter, America's commercial airlines collectively made $5.5 billion, up 53 percent over the same period a year before and the highest tally since the pre-Recessionary days of 2007. And yet, customers have never been more unhappy.
      The airline industry profits by having you pay extra to be treated like a human being.
    462. After the Sands
      Energy and Ecological Security for Canadians

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      After the Sands outlines a vision and a road map to transitioning Canada to a low-carbon society. Despite its oil abundance, with no strategic reserves, Canada is woefully unprepared for the next global oil supply crisis. There's no good reason for Canadians to use much more oil per capita than people in other sparsely populated, northern countries like Norway, Finland and Sweden -- nations that use 27 to 39 percent less oil per person. In After the Sands, Alberta-based political economist Gordon Laxer proposes a bold strategy of deep conservation and a Canada-first perspective to ensure that all Canadians have sufficient energy at affordable prices.
    463. The Alinksy Method: a Critique
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Alinsky approach involved focusing on local issues and not asking basic questions about the economy or about broader social structures.
    464. Markets Gone Mad
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Until recently, stocks had been on a tear that pushed valuations into the stratosphere. Volatility stayed low because Bernanke's easy money and QE made investors more placid, serene and mellow. They ventured further out on the risk curve and took more chances because they were convinced that the Fed "had their back" and that there was nothing to worry about. Then things began to fall apart.
    465. Profiled
      From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users' Online Identities

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Amid a renewed push from the U.K. government for more surveillance powers, more than two dozen documents being disclosed by The Intercept reveal for the first time several major strands of GCHQ’s (Government Communications Headquarters) existing electronic eavesdropping capabilities.
    466. Selling Modernity: How Global Greenwashing is Destroying Tribal People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) in Casiguran, the Philippines, is a 12,923 hectare area currently being developed into a self-sufficient commercial hub and special economic zone.If completed, APECO will strip 3,000 small farms and indigenous Agta households of their land.
    467. Ten Reasons to Oppose the Saudi Monarchy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      During the discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, it has been strange to hear US politicians fiercely condemn Iranian human rights abuses while remaining silent about worse abuses by US ally Saudi Arabia. Not only is the Saudi regime repressive at home and abroad, but US weapons and US support for the regime make Americans complicit. So let's look at the regime the US government counts as its close friend.
    468. Beijing imposes its propaganda beyond its borders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      As Chinese President Xi Jinping continues a week-long official visit to the United States that began on 22 September, Reporters Without Borders condemns China's policy of exporting its information control and censorship model to the four corners of the world.
    469. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 24, 2015
      Voter Suppression

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Featuring information and articles related to the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The topic of the week is Voter Suppression, with articles about voter suppression in Canada and the United States.
    470. A Secret War in 135 Countries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Turse discusses the U.S. global engagement strategy of covert operations conducted on every continent but Antarctica.
    471. Turkey's journalists call for solidarity in struggle for their right to report
      Sources News Release

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      During a conference hosted by the Journalists Union of Turkey (TGS) and the Journalists Association of Turkey (TGC) leading journalists from across the political spectrum united in condemning the surge in attacks on press freedom led by the governmen
    472. The Power of a Dollar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Microcredit is nothing more than a socially validated way for financial elites to exploit the poor.
    473. Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      What is at stake in Yemen that far more systematic violations of the Geneva Conventions than in any of the recent wars which Western powers have supported in the Arab world (Iraq, Syria, Libya and Gaza) are met with resounding silence? For six months there has been a blockade of food and fuel, and management of aid (even that through the UN) as part of war strategy, bombing of civilian, historical, educational, religious and medical targets, destruction of infrastructure from roads to electricity and water, and use of prohibited weapons.
    474. Canada's Election Needs Outside Observers To Ensure Fairness: Report
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Canada needs outside observers to monitor the federal election for fairness due to the rise of big money, nasty attack ads and new voting laws, says a report based on a survey of civil society groups.
    475. Racist Terror, Then and Now
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      African-Americans have been murdered by white mobs, vigilantes, and "law enforcement" from the time of slavery to, quite possibly, this morning. The fundamental reason for the killing of African-Americans by whites has been fear by many whites of all classes that the existing rules of racial hierarchy, that is, white supremacy, are endangered.
    476. Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      Deep Diversity explores how the interactions with individuals different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness. Choudhury argues that "us vs. them" is an unfortunate but normal part of the human experience due to reasons of both nature and nurture.

    477. Down the Memory Hole: NYT Erases CIA's Efforts to Overthrow Syria's Government
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      FAIR has noted before how America's well-documented clandestine activities in Syria have been routinely ignored when the corporate media discuss the Obama administration's "hands-off" approach to the four-and-a-half-year-long conflict.
    478. Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The US and UK target for assassination civilians that allegedly have a connection with ISIS. Such operations are performed without a trial. Peppe discusses how the governments of these countries justify one form of extrajudicial killing while demonizing the murders that ISIS commits.
    479. Class-Struggle Road to Black Freedom: Part Two
      Marxism vs. the Myth of "White Skin Privilege"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The victory of the socialist revolution in this country will be achieved through the united struggle of black and white workers.
    480. Gambian community project helps women turn waste to worth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      With the level of waste rising fast in Africa, the Gambia's first recycling training centre is teaching women to use rubbish as a means of economic empowerment. The training gives hard-working women another option as they struggle to earn enough money for their families.
    481. On Imperialism and Refugees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2015
      Published: 2015
      The call to "open the borders" and its variants are hopelessly utopian. The modern nation-state arose