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  1. Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information
    Malicious Government Prosecution

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
  2. Access to knowledge movement
    Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
  3. As ACTA talks resume, new leak confirms fears about threat to online free expression
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Reporters Without Borders urges ACTA negotiators not to sacrifice Internet free speech and access to online information to the desire to combat piracy and the counterfeiting of copyrighted works
  4. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  5. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 1 - January 1980 - Literacy/Alphabetisation

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  6. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  7. Culture Inc.
    The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Schiller defends democratic expression and free access to information while demonstrating the ways in which public expression, public space, and public access to information are becoming increasingly limited and controlled.
  8. Decision not file charges in CIA video destruction deals new setback to right to information
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The decision not to file charges against any of the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videos of interrogations in secret CIA prisons has dealt a new blow to the search for truth in a matter of public interest and to the public’s right of access.
  9. Dismantling Democracy
    Stifling Debate and Dissent in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    An extensive dossier of the Harper government's attacks on democracy, debate, and dissent.
  10. Finding Answers
    The Essential Guide to Gathering Information in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Outlines the essentials of how to find and use information.
  11. Freedom of information
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
  12. Getting the Goods
    Information in BC How to Find It, How to Use It

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A guide to the basic sources of information -- the tools of the trade -- that all reporters, researchers and investigators rely on.
  13. Labour Left Out
    Canada's Failure to Protect and Promote Collective Bargaining as a Human Right

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
  14. Let the People Know
    Put Full Texts of Government Contracts Online

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Openness in our government is essential for a healthy democracy
  15. Meet the Robin Hood of Science
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  16. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
    Science and its enemies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    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.
  17. Public Consultation: A Citizens Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
  18. Release of the Full TPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users' Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  19. Sources Select Resources
    Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Reviews and information about print and online resources for journalists and researchers.
  20. Towards a two-tiered knowledge society
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.

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