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  1. Abahlali baseMjondolo
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A shack-dwellers' movement in South Africa.
  2. An Action a Day
    Keeps Global Capitalism Away

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
  3. Action Will Be Taken
    Left Anti-Intellectualism and Its Discontents

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Marxism's decline isn't just an intellectual concern -- it too has practical effects. If you lack any serious understanding of how capitalism works, then it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that moral appeals to the consciences of CEOs and finance ministers will have some effect. You might think that central banks' habit of provoking recessions when the unemployment rate gets too low is a policy based on a mere misunderstanding. You might think that structural adjustment and imperial war are just bad lifestyle choices.
  4. Activism Under Attack
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    What does it say about democracy in Canada when people can be singled out, arrested, jailed, and kept out of a public place at the arbitrary whim of political organizers or police?
  5. The Activist Cookbook
    A Hands-on Manual for Organizers, Artists and Educators who want to get their message across in powerful, creative ways

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Spicy recipes for fighting economic injustice.
  6. Activist Endurance
    A Look Back at the 2004 RNC

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Even in the face of urgent, ecocidal issues, dissent is a marathon, not a sprint. With authentic solidarity, a daily ego check, and an enduring willingness to evolve, we can each find our pace and help make a difference.
  7. Activist Toolkit (rabble.ca)
    Resource Type: Website
    A wiki-style of resources for activists.
  8. The Activists' Handbook
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    A guide to grassroots activism.
  9. Addresbuch Alternativer Projekte
    Resource Type: Book
    Over 500 pages (5" x 7 1/2), written mostly in German. An extensive European resource guide to alternative projects. Contains several indices including an index of the alternative press.
  10. Advanced Capitalism and the Revolutionary Left
    Towards a New Practice

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1973
    The programme of the Winnipeg Labour Collective, its understanding of socialism's past forms and its conception of socialism's future.
  11. Adventures in Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
  12. Against Activism
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  13. Against the Current
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
  14. Agnes Macphail
    Champion of the Underdog

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
  15. Allow the Water
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    The author shares his Christian vision of radical social transformation to develop a society based on the gospels of Jesus. Included are the stories of famous others who have also gone through social transformation, such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., J.S. Woodsworth, Jim and Shirley Douglas and members of the White Rose Movement.
  16. Alternative and Activist New Media
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    An overview of the ways in which activists, artists, and citizen groups around the world use new media and information technologies to gain visibility and voice, present alternative or marginal views, share their own DIY information systems and content, and otherwise resist, talk back to, or confront dominant media culture. Today, a lively and contentious cycle of capture, cooptation, and subversion of information, content, and system design marks the relationship between the mainstream ‘center’ and the interactive, participatory ‘edges’ of media culture. Five principal forms of alternative and activist new media projects are introduced, including the characteristics that make them different from more conventional media forms and content. The book traces the historical roots of these projects in alternative media, social movements, and activist art, including analyses of key case studies and links to relevant electronic resources.
  17. Alternative America
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
    12,150 organizations, mainly American, listed geographically by zip code, and again alphabetically. A subject keyword index referring to group numbers only.
  18. Alternative Library Literature 1988-1989
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  19. Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  20. Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
    Resource Type: Book
  21. American Communism and Soviet Russia
    The Formative Period

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    A history of the formative peirod of the American Communist Party.
  22. Anarchism and the Anti-Globalization Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    Barbara Epstein analyzes the influence of anarchism on the history of American social protest, and its role in the anti-globalization resistance movement of the present day.
  23. The Anarchist Papers 3
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A collection of essays about the history of anarchism.
  24. Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements.
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Dixon examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. He presents the histories and principles that shape many contemporary struggles.
  25. Another world is possible if...
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
  26. Anti-globalization movement
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Critical of the globalization of capitalism. The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement, alter-globalization movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, or movement against neoliberal globalization.
  27. The Armies of the Night
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
  28. The Art of the Possible
    A Handbook for Political Activism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
  29. At the Lenin Shipyards
    Poland and the Rise of the Solidarity Trade Union

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    A first-hand account of the rise of the Solidarity trade union in Poland.
  30. Autonomous Media
    Activating Resistance & Dissent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Essays written by media activists examining the efforts of communities and social movements to appropriate media technologies.
  31. Autonomy: Creating Spaces for Freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
  32. Bakunin on Anarchy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    An anthology of Bakunin's writings.
  33. Ballad of the Peace Pushers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    Poem by Dorothy Livesay.
  34. The Barefoot Channel
    Community Television as a Tool for Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    How you or you group can use local community TV station to get your message out.
  35. Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition
    A Toolbox for Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Ideas for organizers.
  36. Being an Organizer and Being an Activist is not the Same Thing
    Community Organizers are the "Brain" that Injects Strategy into the Heart of a Successful Social Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    There is a lot of confusion surrounding the role that organizers and activists play in social movements. Both roles have profound differences regarding their goals and the way they face problems within social movements.
  37. Berkeley: The New Student Revolt
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    This story of the “free speech” uprising on the Berkeley campus of the University of California was begun in the conviction that an extraordinary event, in an historical sense, had taken place before our startled citizenry; and that it should be described for history as it was.
  38. The Betrayal
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    The filmmaker's personal journey to confront her past, baring her soul to those most hurt by her troubled youth when she ricocheted from far-left radicalism to neo-Nazi fascism out of a desperate need to belong.
  39. Beyond Social Democracy
    The City and Urban Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
  40. Billboard Liberation Front Manual
    Resource Type: Article
    Tactics for improving outdoor advertising.
  41. Biographical Dictionary of the American Left
    Resource Type: Book
  42. Blocking Progress
    Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
    Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem lies in giving individuals that kind of power in the first place. Consensus turns majority rule into minority rule. That's not democracy."
  43. The Bomb won't go away on its own
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1982
    Our task is to break out of this closed self-justifying system by depriving governments of the passive populations they need, by refusing to accept the choices we are offered and instead becoming active participants pressuring them to accept our proposals.
  44. Boxcar Bertha: An Autobiography
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Memoirs of a woman who lived as a hobo and anarchist.
  45. Burying the Typewriter
    Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Carmen Bugan reflects on what life was like growing up in Romania during the 1980's with a dissident father.
  46. Call Me Kuchu
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.
  47. Can we shop our way to a better world?
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  48. Canada: The Communist Viewpoint
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1948
    Tim Buck, the national leader of the Labor-Progressive Party, sets out the Communist position on the big questions of Canada's destiny.
  49. Canada's Fighting Seniors
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A look at the growth of a senior's movement in Canada in the 1980s.
  50. Canada's Young Activists
    A Generation Stands Up for Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Twenty five personal accounts of the important work of some of Canada's most prominent young activists championing causes from child labour to environmentalism.
  51. Carnival: Resistance Is the Secret of Joy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    Reinventing tactics of resistance has become a central preoccupation for the movement of movements. How do we make rebellion enjoyable, effective, and irresistible? Who wants the tedium of traditional demonstrations and protests - the ritual marches from point A to B, the permits and police escorts, the staged acts of civil disobedience, the verbose rallies and dull speeches by leaders?
  52. The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  53. Cease Fire Now
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    On behalf of thousands of Israelis who have demonstrated in the streets of Tel-Aviv within hours after the start of the war, we demand: To stop at once the attack on Gaza!
  54. Challenging McWorld
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
  55. Chicago '68
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    A vivid history of the political and social movements of that turbulent time, when the power structure felt itself threatened by social movements that rejected much of what it stood for.
  56. Children of Privilege
    Student Revolt in the Sixties

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  57. The Children's Crusade
    The Story of the Company of Young Canadians

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  58. Choices
    A Family Global Action Handbook

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    Choices is aimed particularly at parents who want to instil social awareness in their children, and who are looking for ideas, activities, and ways of initiating discussion.
  59. Chomsky for Beginners
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An introduction to the life and works of Noam Chomsky.
  60. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  61. Clandestinity: Resisting State Repression
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
  62. Climate Insurgency
    A Strategy for Survival

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Twenty-five years of human effort have failed even to slow climate change, let alone reverse it. Climate Insurgency lays out a strategy for protecting the earth s climate: a global nonviolent constitutional insurgency. This short book starts with a brief history of official climate protection efforts from above and non-governmental ones from below that explains why climate protection has failed so far. Then, it proposes a global nonviolent insurgency for climate protection to overcome that failure.
  63. The C. L. R. James Reader
    Resource Type: Book
  64. The collective decides...
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    The obsession with 'process politics' leads to an obsession with all aspects of internal structure and its working. As a result, the collective can often lose sight of its larger political objectives and the primacy of the form of organisation over the political objectives it was set up to meet. This often occurs in two stages. At the outset the collective process is regarded as equally important to whatever political purposes the group might have. Later the process itself often comes to be seen as of primary importance
  65. Common Sense for Hard Times
    The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
  66. The Communist Party in Canada
    A History

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A history of the Communist Party in Canada from its beginnings to the 1970s.
  67. The Communistic Societies of the United States
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
  68. Community Dreams
    Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
  69. Confronting Injustice
    Social Activism in the Age of Individualism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
  70. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1987
  71. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  72. The Connexions Annual: Introductions to the directory & its sections
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
  73. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  74. Connexions Archive seeks a new home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
  75. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  76. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  77. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  78. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  79. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  80. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  81. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  82. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
  83. Consciousness and Action Among the Western Working Class
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A comparative analysis of working-class consciousness in Britain, France, Italy and the United States which seeks to answer the question of whether the working class today is a potentially revolutionary force.
  84. Counter Power
    Making Change Happen

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    Argues that no major movement has ever been successful without counterpower, or the power that the "have-nots" can use to remove the power of the "haves." This book sets out to demystify the power dynamics of social change.
  85. Counterpunch
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
  86. Critique of Nonviolent Politics
    From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social movements." He says that nonviolence theory "is troubled by moral dogma and mechanical logic."
  87. Death In Honduras - The Coup, Hillary Clinton And The Killing Of Berta Cáceres
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
  88. Defender of the Forests
    Bonnie Phillips vs. the Timber Beasts, Gang Green and the Big Foundations

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Veteran forest advocate Bonnie Phillips passed away on May 4, 2015 in Olympia, Washington. This article is based on her final interview.
  89. Democracy is in the Streets
    From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A thoughtful and evocative history of the American New Left in the 1960's, looking critically but sympathetically at the struggles and passions of that period.
  90. Demonstrate against the Israeli Assault on Gaza ! Lift the Siege!
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Join us this Saturday at 11:00 to demand that the Canadian government call for an immediate halt to Israel 's attacks and an end to the siege of Gaza! Followed by Free Gaza - A Teach-In, 1:00 - 5:30 st United Steelworkers Hall, Toronto.
  91. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  92. Digital Revolutions
    Activism in the Internet Age

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Symon Hill on the role of the Internet in activism and social change.
  93. Dignite delegates deported by Israel
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Canadian Boat to Gaza Update. The Freedom Flotilla 2 delegates from the Dignite-Karama have been deported by Israel, including Stephan Corriveau of the Tahrir, who arrived back in Canada Wednesday.
  94. Directory of the American Left
    Resource Type: Book
    1775 listings. Also publish Directory of the American Right, 2160 listsings, $9.95.
  95. Do It
    Scenarios of the Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  96. Don't Agonize, Organize
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
  97. The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  98. Ecodefence: Disrupting Illegal Activities
    Resource Type: Article
    What to do when you witness environmental crimes.
  99. Ecodefense
    A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching. Second Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  100. Emergence: An Irresistible Global Uprising
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    An Essay from the Book We Are Everywhere.
  101. The Emma Goldman Papers
    Resource Type: Website
    The Emma Goldman Papers Project has collected, organized, and edited tens of thousands of documents from around the world by and about Emma Goldman (1869-1940), a leading figure in American anarchism, feminism, and radicalism. In the spirit of Emma Goldman, the EGPP has extended its scholarly research to serve the community-to educate the public about the complexity of engagement in social and political transformation. It has published a microfilm edition of the papers (1991-1993) and A Guide to Her Life and Documentary Sources (1995).
  102. The Empire of Mind
    Digital Piracy and the Anti-Capitalist Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Strangelove believes the Internet is a dire threat to capitalism.
  103. Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights
    Resource Type: Book
  104. Europe Against the Current
    Catalogue of Alternative, Independent and Radical Information Carriers

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  105. The Everyday Activist
    365 Ways to Change the World

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A positive, practical guide to healing the world - one day at a time. Packed with ideas and facts from leading campaign organizations, this handbook shows how the smallest actions can make a difference to your community and in the wider world.
  106. Exclusive excerpts from Ernest Tate's 'Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s & 60s'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
  107. The Expo Files
    Articles by the Crusading Journalist

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Collected here for the first time are Stieg Larsson's essays and articles on right-wing extremism and racism, on violence against women and women's rights, on homophobia and honour killings.
  108. The Extraordinary Myles Horton
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1988
    Myles Horton is the founder of the Highlander Folk School, a centre for leadership training in Tennessee. The Highlander trains organizers for unions, civil rights organizations and local citizens' groups. In this article, Ellen Gould and Murray Dobbin talk to Horton to find out what his experience has taught him about organizing for social change.
  109. Facing Reality
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors looked ahead to the rise of new mass emancipatory movements by African Americans as well as anti-colonialist/anti-imperialist currents in Africa and Asia. Virtually alone among the radical texts of the time, Facing Reality also rejected modern society's mania for "conquering nature," and welcomed women's struggles "for new relations between the sexes."
  110. Farm Gate Defence
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    Describes how farmers have been driven to come together to defend their farms in the face of high interest rates, mounting production costs and low prices.
  111. Field Guide to Alternative Media
    A Directory to Reference & Selection Tools Useful in Accessing Small & Alternative Press Publications and Independently Produced Media

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
    A listing of tools that list, index or review primarily small and alternative press publications and independently-produced media. The Field Guide is divided into four sections: Subject and Trade Directories, Indices and Subject Bibliographies, Trade and Review Media, and Bookstore and Distributor catalogues.
  112. The Fight for Freedom for Women
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    The fight for women's rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, primarily focusing on Britain and the USA.
  113. Fighting for Hope
    Organizing to Realize Our Dreams

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
  114. Finding Hope After Seattle
    Rethinking Radical Activism and Building a Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Direct action, as many anarchists tend to define it, can be deeply exclusionary. While it undeniably empowers some — mainly white and middle-class — it disempowers others. Used as a central tactic of mass mobilizations, direct action can in fact implicitly assume a certain degree of privilege, with dire consequences.
  115. Food Not Bombs
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others.
  116. For Ourselves
    Forgotten Goals of the Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
  117. Forget One Direction - We Need a New Direction
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    If people think equality and social justice are unrealistic, then we really are lacking in imagination. When they try to tell you that our better-world ideals are unrealistic, tell them it's unrealistic to allow elite bankers to send tens of millions of people into starvation.
  118. Former British MP George Galloway speaks in Vancouver Nov. 22
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Former British MP George Galloway speaks in Vancouver Nov. 22 as part of a national tour on Palestine, Afghanistan, and free speech, especially the Harper government's attempts to ban him for purely political reasons.
  119. Freedom Riders
    1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
  120. Freedom rides
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Freedom Riders were Civil Rights activists who rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern United States.
  121. French Revolution 1968
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Seale and McConville set out to relate what happened during the May 1968 revolt in France, to set the explosion in its context of French politics, and to single out what they take to be the original and creative features of the situation.
  122. The Future in the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
  123. Gandhi's Truth
    On the origins of militant nonviolence

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
  124. Global Justice Movement
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Is the broad globalized social movement opposing what is often known as "corporate globalization" and promoting equal distribution of economic resources.
  125. Global Thoughts, Local Actions
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A wealth of information for those seeking ways to link global problems to everyday life.
  126. Global Visions
    Beyond the News World Order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    This book seeks to establish how our diverse globalizing world can be turned into a common home. The authors create a dialogue about the two types of globalization occurring in the world: globalization from above and globalization from below.
  127. Grassroots media relations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
  128. Green Business: Hope or Hoax?
    Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
  129. Hamburg at the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Articles by the revolutionary journaliist Larissa Reissner, covering the Hamburg uprising of 1923 and the life and times for Germany in the years 1923-1925.
  130. Happy Activism
    Six ways to make our movement strong and feed our spirit.

    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  131. 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
    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.
  132. Tim Hector
    A Caribbean Radical's Story

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
  133. The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression - Review
    A report on Britain's Government Machine

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Organizational tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
  134. How I Became Radicalized
    It Can Happen To Anyone

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    I’m not exactly sure when I became radicalized, but it was sometime in the mid 1980s. I purposely use the term radicalize because, with the rise of globalized insurgency in general and al Qaeda and now ISIS in particular, the word has become a favorite in the media, especially for those on the right.
  135. How We Ended the Cold War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    Peace activists' demand for an end to nuclear madness played a decisive role.
  136. I Ain't Marchin' Anymore
    Resource Type: Book
  137. If I Can't Dance ....
    Why is the Left So Boring?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Rovics asks, why is so much of the left in the US so attached to being so dreadfully boring? Why do so many people on the left apparently have no appreciation for the power and importance of culture? And when organizers, progressive media and others on the left do acknowledge culture, why is it usually kept on the sidelines?
  138. The Incomplete Work of the Situationist International
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  139. Insurgency Online
    Web Activism and Global Conflict

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Explores the nature of the web and its potential for facilitating participation in political debate.
  140. International Blacklist 1983
    An Anti-Authoritarian Directory

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    An International directory of anti-authoritarian groups and publications. P. 123 has a list of documentation centres on anarchism. P. 139 has publishing houses and disributors.
  141. The Intractable Marginality of the Activist Left
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Strikes are only one form of struggle, and perhaps less and less important as the years pass. But the disappearance of strikes is not an anomaly. It reflects a pattern of diminishing overall levels of oppositional social mobilization. Although there aren't (as far as I know) statistics on it, it is obvious that levels of social struggle generally, in the Canadian state, are lower now than at any time since written records have been kept.
  142. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  143. Israeli Left Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2006
    An evolving data base of the Israeli Radical Left. The long range vision of this project is to continue to digitalize thousands of items (leaflets, internal documents, newspaper articles and press clippings, movement periodicals, photographs, protocols and other materials). The origins of the current developing data base are in the private archive of Dafna and Reuven Kaminer. In general, the data base is devoted mainly to the radical left and the women's peace movement during the sixties, seventies and the eighties.
  144. Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A crew of Kenyan grafitti artists are making murals that urge citizens not to re-elect corrupt politicians who have a legacy of exploiting tribal differences to gain power.
  145. Das Kleine Rotbuch Almanach
    Resource Type: Book

  146. Landless Peoples Movement
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An independent social movement made up of the poor and landless in South Africa formed in 2001.
  147. Learning from our History
    Ernie Tate's Memoir of His Early Years

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Richard Fidler reviews political activist Ernest Tate's two volume Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s and 60s: Ernest Tate, A Memoir.
  148. Leftwords Festival of Books and Ideas
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    LeftWords is a free public event that celebrates and promotes the work of progressive Canadian and international writers and thinkers whose works appear in books and magazines by Canadian independent publishers.
  149. The Legacy of the New Left
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
  150. Letters of Insurgents
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    A fictional exchange of letters between people grappling with the question of what the struggle for freedom means in the West and in thecountries of the Soviet bloc. A gripping discussion of the issues of social change and liberation as they affect real
  151. Libcom.org
    Resource Type: Website
    Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies to increase the power that we, as ordinary people, have over our own lives.
  152. Literature as Pulpit
    The Christian Social Activism of Nellie McClung

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  153. Long March, Short Spring
    The Student Uprising at Home and Abroad

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An examination of the world student rebellions of the late 1960s.
  154. Long Way From Home
    The story of the Sixties generation in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circumstances.
  155. Looking for Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Instead of sitting on the sidelines congratulating ourselves on how wonderfully free and democratic we are, we should be pressing for a radical democratization of our own society.
  156. Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths
    Resource Type: Book
  157. The Making of a Counter Culture
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Roszak examines some of the leading influences on the youthful counter culture of the late 1960s - Herbert Marcuse and Norman Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Alan Watts, Timothy Leary and Paul Goodman -- and shows how each has helped call into question the conventional scientific world view and in so doing has set about undermining the foundations of the technocracy.
  158. The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
  159. Malcolm X Speaks
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
  160. Manifesto of the Communist Party
    Resource Type: Book
  161. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
    Part 1: Thought Control in a Democratic Society. Part 2: Activating Dissent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  162. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963 at which Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial.
  163. Marxists Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  164. Media for Social Change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
  165. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).
  166. Met police face legal action for 'kettling' of protest teenagers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Police in the UK are being sued for using violence against students during a tuition fees protest by three minors who suffered injuries. They claim they were falsely detained and denied medical assistance. Their lawyers believe the police violated the European convention on human rights.
  167. The Modern Crisis
    Resource Type: Book
  168. The Monkey Wrench Gang
    Resource Type: Book
  169. Montreal
    A Citizen's Guide to Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  170. Move into the light?
    Postscript to a turbulent 2007

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    Can the left movement move into the light and become visible?
  171. The Movement and the Sixties
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    Drawing on interviews, manuscripts, and archives, Anderson reveals how one event built upon another and exploed into the kaleidoscope of activism in the United States by the early 1970s. Civil rights, student power, and the crusade against the Vietnam War composed the first wave of the movement, and during after after the rip tides of 1968, the movement changed and expanded, flowing into new currents of counterculture, minority empowerment, and women's liberation.
  172. Movements and Messages
    Media and Radical Politics on Quebec

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    A study of the attempt by social and political movements in Quebec to shape their own communication strategies in oppostion to the power of the state and the mainstream media.
  173. Moving Toward A New Society
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    A vision of a new society, with a strategy for achieving it through non-violent revolution, and specific suggestions for what individuals can do now to work for fundamental social change.
  174. Murdered by Capitalism
    A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the American Left

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Much of this book is in the form of a fictional dialogue between two radicals discussing the political events of both of their lifetimes.
  175. Naming the Moment
    Political Analysis for Action: A Manual for Community Groups

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    A given moment - this moment - is unlike any other moment in time. Howe can we understand what it offers so that we can make the best use of it? How have people used moments in the past to push toward greater social justice?
  176. Narmada Bachao Andolan
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An organisation that has mobilised tribal people, adivasis, farmers, environmentalists and human rights activists against the Sardar Sarovar Dam being built across the Narmada river, Gujarat, India.
  177. Nationalism, Communism and Canadian Labour
    The CIO, The Communist Party, and the Canadian Congress of Labour 1935-1956

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A history of the Canadian Congress of Labour and of the CIO in Canada from the 1930s to the 1950s. The author raises many significant questions concerning the presence of American unions in Canada and the crucial role played by the Communist party in the history of the Canadian labour movement.
  178. The Need for a New Socialist Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this century.
  179. Networks: The Ecology of the Movements
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
  180. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  181. The New Left
    A Collection of Essays

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Essays from participants in the American New Left of the 1960s.
  182. The New Left in Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A book of essays on the 1960s New Left in Canada, by members of the New Left.
  183. The New Left Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An anthology of writings from the 1960s New Left.
  184. The New Radicals
    A Report with Documents

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1966
    An analytical portrait of the young radical activists who have repudiated traditional liberalsim and who seek a new vision of American through civil rights, university reform, and anti-war and anti-poverty activities.
  185. The New Student Left
    An Anthology

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
    A collection of essays by active participants in the 1960s student movement on American college campuses.
  186. A New Weave
    Popular Education in Canada and Central America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central America and other solidarity networks.
  187. A New Weave
    Popular Education in Canada and Central America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    A resource for educators working for social change in community groups, trade unions, churches, the peace movement, women's groups, international development organizations, Central American and other solidarity networks.
  188. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  189. The Next Liberation Struggle
    Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    An indispensable guide to understanding how the resources of that era can be used to contribute to real liberation for the region and for the continent of Africa as a whole.
  190. Nieman Reports: What’s the difference between activism and journalism?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    As technology changes how news is gathered and delivered, should journalism continue to be sharply distinguished from activism and other kinds of free speech? An extract by Joel Simon from his new book on global media freedom addresses this question.
  191. No Border Network
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Loose associations of autonomous organisations, groups, and individuals in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and beyond. They support freedom of movement and resist human migration control by coordinating international border camps, demonstrations, direct actions, and anti-deportation campaigns.
  192. Not a Carwash
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    In the Albanian capital of Tirana, students, professors, activists and film lovers take to the streets when authorities attempt to redevelop the property of the city's only art house theatre for profit. The changing face of post-communist Albania is the backdrop for this classic battle between art, commerce, artistic passion and government indifference.
  193. Notebook of an Agitator
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Over 100 articles from the pen of an active participant in the events of thirty years of labor history. Cannon covers the campaigns to save Sacco and Vanzetti, the historic strikes of the 1930s, the Korean War, mcCarthyism, and prize fighting, movies, and the Catholic Church.
  194. Nothing Is Ever Won Without Organizing
    Remarks to the First Nonviolence Training Session of the Mexican Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    All organizing begins with the telling of a story. When we listen carefully to somebody’s story, we learn what motivates him, what she is passionate about. Listening is the first skill and duty of a community organizer. Before we can get somebody to do something, we have to learn what he and she want, which is usually different than what we presumed they wanted.
  195. Obsolete Communism
    The Left-Wing Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
  196. Occupy's A**hole Problem: Flashbacks from An Old Hippie
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Watching the OWS organizers struggle with drummers, druggies, sexual harassers, and racists brings me back to a few lessons we had to learn the hard way back in the day, always after putting up with way too much over-the-top behavior from people we didn’t think we were allowed to say no to. It’s heartening to watch the Occupiers begin to work out solutions to what I can only indelicately call the a**hole problem.
  197. Old-Fashioned Political Activism Doesn't Work
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    If you have ever read an article aiming to make you angry at some government or corporation by exposing some vile wrong-doing of it, then you've experienced at least one author's old-fashioned politcal activism. And if you've ever been asked by some organization, that avoids talking about the necessity and possibility of revolution, to attend a demonstration or sign a petition or vote against some particular governmental or corporate wrong-doing, then you've encountered an old-fashioned political activist organization. If you are, yourself, an old-fashioned political activist, as I once was, then this article is for you.
  198. On Organization
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    The authors argue that political groups, whether large or small, formal or informal, hierarchical or not, can only be a hindrance to revolutionary developments.
  199. On Organization
    Resource Type: Article
    Discusses the democratic organizational forms appropriate to libertarian socialist organizations.
  200. On the First International
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  201. On the Poverty of Student Life
    Considered in Its Economic, Political, Psychological, Sexual and Especially Intellectual Aspects, With a Modest Proposal for Doing Away With

    Resource Type: Book
    The Situationist International and the students at the University of Strasbourg prepared and published (using student union funds) this scathing analysis of student duplicity. While claiming to be revolutionaries, students prepare themselves for a professional career -- "just in case." The pamphlet provides a Situationist analysis of a familiar institution.
  202. One Fine Day
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    The documentary One Fine Day, shows six people from different cultures and religions who all, through a small nonviolent act, have had a significant and positive influence on society. Director Klaas Bense investigates how frustration can be turned into positive actions. He looks at what one single individual can achieve, and the often severe, personal consequences.
  203. #131+1: Voices in Movement An Oral History of the Mexican Youth Movement of 2012
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    On May 11, 2012, in the heat of the presidential campaign, history took an unexpected turn: a video, the social networks, and marches and mass actions managed to bring a new moment of hope into the history of Mexico, and the Mexican youth surprised the whole world.
  204. One Vote for Democracy
    Consensus vs. democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
    Makes the case that the democratic model is better than the consensus model for activist group decision-making.
  205. Our Little Victory
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1987
    It took an issue like Litton to get us working together, and in our little victory we can take a great deal of pride. We were lied to, threatened, denied information and harassed, all in an unsuccessful effort to discredit us as "ignorant" and "of the enemy." American-inspired militarism has mastered the means by which its opposition in this way becomes popularly misinterpreted. It is worthwhile to look at some aspects of the work of The Island Way which enabled the groups to be a credible opposition.
  206. Peace Mom
    A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    An American mother loses her 24-year-old soldier son, killed in action in Iraq, and leads her to become a prominent US anti-war activist.
  207. Pedagogy of the Oppressed
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Freire maintains that every human being, no matter or "ignorant" or submerged in the "culture of silence," is capable of looking critically at the world in a dialogical encounter with others, and that provided with the proper tools for such an encounter, can gradually perceive his personal and social reality and deal critically with it.
  208. People Power
    Applying Nonviolence Theory

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    Explores the theory of power on which all successful nonviolent action is based, the blocks which keep people from acting when confronted with injustice, and the roles played in any nonviolent campaign by allies, neutrals, and opponents. Numerous case histories illustrate the dynamics of nonviolent action.
  209. The People vs. Global Capital
    The G-7, NTCs, SAPs, and Human Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    This book includes testimony presented to the Tribunal, the text of the Tribunal's indictment, and proposals for follow-up to the event.
  210. Piecing It Together
    Feminism and Non-Violence

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  211. Planning As Learning: The Education of Citizen Activists
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
  212. Police log 'domestic extremists' and keep database on activists
    Forces survey and file details of peaceful protests and political activities

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    'Domestic Extremists' are persons involved in political meetings and protests who are photographed and added to a national database by the UK police. This surveillance falls under the purview of "terrorism and allied matters" and these police tactics are now the subject of an internal review. They have been widely criticized for lacking accountability.
  213. Political Dissent: an International Guide
    Resource Type: Book
    Covers some 1,000 political opposition movements, whether violent, terrorist, guerilla, or non-violent, opposition trade union movements, and human rights groups. Details include international affiliation, leadership, background and history, and politica
  214. Political Ideology
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  215. The Politics of Nonviolent Action
    Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of nonviolent protest and persuasion, non-cooperation (social, economic and political) and nonviolent intervention.
  216. The Port Huron Statement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1962
    A seminal statement of the New Left, adopted by SDS in 1962.
  217. Power: Building it Without Taking it
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
  218. The Problem With College Educated Revolutionaries
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The political views of college-educated activists are shaped by their experiences in an educational institution. They unknowingly impose these particular experiences on the movement and on working class people. They have played a crucial role in preventing any working class leadership from developing.
  219. The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
  220. Protest Inc. - The Corporatization of Protest (Book Review)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Review of "Protest Inc. - The Corporatization of Activism" by Peter Dauvergne & Genevieve LeBaron.
  221. Provos and Kabouters
    Resource Type: Book
  222. Putting Power in its Place
    Create Community Control!

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Essays arguing for the devolution of government and putting forward workdable models, many of them tested in practice, of how we might restructure society to better represent the full diversity of its parts. Watershed stewartship, community forest boards, local currencies, and eco-constitutions are some of the ideas discussed.
  223. Putting the Arms Industry on Trial
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Sean Douglas and other activists are prosecuting two companies that promoted torture equipment in the UK.
  224. Radical America
    Resource Type: Book
  225. Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers
    Resource Type: Book
  226. Radical Digressions
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2010
    Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
  227. Radical Newspapers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    A radical newspaper succeeds to the extent that in engages in dialogue with its readers and community, rather than in preaching.
  228. Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
  229. Radical Priorities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    Otero presents an analysis and overview of Chomsky's social and political philosophy. For the first time the roots of Chomsky's politics are examined and the relationship to his theory of linguistics demonstrated.
  230. The Raging Grannies
    Resource Type: Article
    We sing satire. We aren't very good at singing, but the medium being the message, as grannies in bright colourful clothes fashionable a couple of generations ago, and wearing smiles, outrageous hats and pink running shoes, we seem to have an appeal.
  231. Raising Hell
    A Citizen's Guide to the Fine Art of Investigation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  232. Rank and File
    Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
  233. Rear-View Mirror: A Snapshot of Toronto Activist Art (1976-1996)
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2014
    A snapshot of Toronto activist art from the 1976 general strike to the 1996 Days of Action.
  234. The Rebel in the House
    Resource Type: Book
  235. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  236. Remember the '80s
    Social Movements Between Woodstock and the Web

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The history of 1980s activism deserves to be remembered and studied by those fighting for change today.It always helps to have a fuller view of the past, to figure out what to keep and what to discard.
  237. Resist
    A grassroots collection of stories, poetry, photos and analyses from the Quebec City FTAA protetst and beyond

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    A dynamic collection of personal accounts, creative works, reflections, images and analyses about the protests against the FTAA summit that took place in April 2001 in Quebec City.
  238. Resource Manual for A Living Revolution
    A Handbook of Skills & Tools for Social Change Activists

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A manual for people who are concerned or angered by the deterioration of our society and who, because they have some sense that their efforts can have an effect on change, are looking for tools to transform it. It is a working reference for those who are prepared to act to create a better life for themselves and others.
  239. Resources For Radicals
    An Annual Review of Books and Publications for Those Active in Movements for Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    An annotated list of resources -- books and periodicals -- for people working for non-violent social change.
  240. Reveille for Radicals
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Alinksy connects his theoretical notions on radicalism to practical movements and events.
  241. Review: Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Review of Staughton Lynd's "Accompanying: Pathways to Social Change", a book that by and large uses a story-based pedagogy rather than an analysis-based one. It walks through struggles that Lynd and his wife Alice have been involved in directly.
  242. Revolution for the Hell of It
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
  243. The Revolution Game
    The Short Unhappy Life of the Company of Young Canadians

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A historical overview of the Company of Young Canadians.
  244. Revolution in the Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
  245. Revolution of the Deaf
    Resource Type: Article
  246. Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s & 60s: A Memoir
    Volume 1, Canada 1955-1965

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    The first volume of long-time Canadian revolutionary socialist Ernie Tate's memoir.
  247. Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s & 60s: A Memoir
    Volume 2, Britain 1965-1970

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    The second volume of long-time Canadian revolutionary socialist Ernie Tate's memoir.
  248. Rise of the naked female warriors
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?
  249. Roadblocks to Climate Activism
    The Problem of Natural Localism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The consequences of global warming. The evidence for the evolving dire effects of building CO2 and other greenhouse gases is getting increasingly conclusive. We are a species influenced by natural localism, and therefore the majority of Americans, and others in the West as well, are not going to abandon a present full of profit and relative comfort as long as the sky is clear in their own local place and time. As to the future beyond their grandchildren, it simply does not seem real.
  250. Rules for Radicals
    A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Alinsky's Rules for Radicals provides perspectives, principles and lessons for realistic radical organizers.
  251. SDS
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutional resistance to revolutionary activism, and its ultimate impact on American politics and life.
  252. Sierra Leone: local resistance grows as investors snap up land
    Farmers and activists more transparent about large-scale land deals with foreign firms and t

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Ten years after the end of civil war in Sierra Leone, the government is taking great pains to attract large-scale agribusiness investments, which it says will help boost exports and employment opportunites.
  253. Signs of Change
    Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    Drawn from an exhibition at Exit Art, a cultural center in New York City, Signs of Change is a visual archive of more than 350 posters, prints, photographs, films, videos, music, and ephemera from more than twenty-five nations.
  254. Sisterhood, Interrupted
    From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    A study of controversies in the feminist movement from the 1960s to the 2000s. Siegel wants readers to know about the multifaceted and contentious history of what is called feminism's "second wave" so that they can avoid both the trap of rebelling against its supposed stodgy "political correctness" and that of idealizing its supposedly harmonious "sisterhood".
  255. The Sixties
    Years of Hope, Days of Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
  256. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  257. SNCC
    The New Abolitionists

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
  258. Social Activist Grace Lee Boggs on Shaking Up the Status Quo in America
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2007
    Grace Lee Boggs has been a part of almost every major movement in the United States in the last 75 years, including: Labor, Civil Rights, Black Power, Women’s Rights and Environmental Justice.
  259. Some Assembly Required
    Witnessing the birth of Occupy Wall Street

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Nathan Schneider describes his experiences inside the early days of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  260. Some of my best comrades are friends
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    The left's sloppy use of language indicates sloppy thinking.
  261. Some Questions the Radical Peace Movement Should be Asking Itself
    Resource Type: Article
    Questions radical peace groups need to consider.
  262. Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio and stage.
  263. Spunk Library
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2002
    The Spunk Library featured literature with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. The content has not been updated since 2002, but the materials assembled to that point are still perserved online.
    There is an archive/mirror site at http://www.connexions.org/CxArchive/SpunkArchive/index.html
  264. Steal This Book
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    A guide to fighting government and corporations. The book is divided into three sections, "Survive!", "Fight!" and "Liberate!"
  265. Strategies for Urban Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  266. Strategy and tactics: how the left can organise to transform society
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    John Rees draws on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions to suggest ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.
  267. Street Fighting Years
    An Autobiography of the Sixties

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    Tariq Ali takes readers through the fortunes of the British anti-war movement and the other political movements of the Sixties.
  268. Strike!
    The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
  269. The Student Movement of the Thirties
    A Political History

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1965
    Most of the references one hears to the student movement of the thirties, and most published references too, are quite wrong in one basic respect: they speak as if 'the thirties' represented a single, homogeneous period for the student movement. But the biggest single fact about the history of this movement is that it went through a sweeping change in spirit, methods, and politics, which changed its face completely in mid-course.
  270. Student Power
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An anthology of essays.
  271. Student Protest
    The Student Radical in Search of issues....or, please don't shoot the Piano Player

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
  272. The Student Revolt
    Resource Type: Book
  273. SUPA - Student Union for Peace Action
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A Canadian student organization active from 1964 to 1967.
  274. Take a STAND Canada. An Interview on the Darfur advocacy group's path to success with director Ben Fine
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    An interview on the Darfur advocacy groups's path to success with director Ben Fine.
  275. Take Back the Nation
    Revised Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    A passionate and thoughtful assessment of Canada in crisis. Analyses the dangers posed by NAFTA to Canada's economy and independence. Proposes economic, political and cultural solutions to Canada's problems.
  276. The Temporary Autonomous Zone
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    I believe that by extrapolating from past and future stories about "islands in the net" we may collect evidence to suggest that a certain kind of "free enclave" is not only possible in our time but also existent. All my research and speculation has crystallized around the concept of the TEMPORARY AUTONOMOUS ZONE (hereafter abbreviated TAZ).
  277. Ten Principles to Guide the Young Activist
    Finding Happiness in Helping Others

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Tips for young activists.
  278. Ten Thousand Roses
    The Making of a Feminist Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Using interviews with many feminist activists, Rebick provides an oral history of feminism in Canada from the 1960s through the 1990s.
  279. This is What Insurgency Looks Like
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  280. Traite du Savoir-Vivre for the Occupy Wall Street Generations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Once upon a time, twenty thousand people descended on Wall Street, the capitol of capital, occupied it nonviolently, and won exactly what they demanded. This is not a fairy tale. It really happened. This is the story of how it happened.
  281. Transforming Apathy and Denial
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    Assisting others to face militarism and ecocatastrophe and become motivated and capable of working to reverse these threats is a substantial challenge for educators in all setting.
  282. Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World
    An Open Conspiracy for Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
  283. Tree-top vigil highlights destruction of Tasmanian forest
    Miranda Gibson hopes to bring international attention to the unprotected status of the ancient forests that are threatened by logging

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    For more than three months, 30-year-old Gibson has been living high above the canopy floor that is the home to some of Australia's most threatened indigenous wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil and spotted-tail quolls.
  284. A Troublemaker's Handbook
    How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
  285. 20 Things You Can Do To Defeat Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
  286. The Tyranny of Structurelessness
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1970
    Contrary to what we would like to believe, there is no such thing as a "structureless" group. Any group of people of whatever nature that comes together for any length of time for any purpose will inevitably structure itself in some fashion. The structure may be flexible; it may vary over time; it may evenly or unevenly distribute tasks, power and resources over the members of the group. But it will be formed regardless of the abilities, personalities, or intentions of the people involved.
  287. Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2013
    Ukraine Is Not a Brothel is a 2013 Australian film directed by Kitty Green. The film debuted at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, although was not part of the competition.The documentary concerns the FEMEN movement, a feminist protest group originating from Ukraine.
  288. Uncivil Obedience
    The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    How to push for social change without breaking the law.
  289. Uncovering the Sixties
    Life and Times of the Undergound Press

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered themselves in print.
  290. Unity brings strength
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    The NDP puts too much emphasis on electioneering and not enough on economic action.
  291. Up Against the Ivy Wall
    Resource Type: Book
  292. The Urban Question and Organizing
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
  293. The Veritable Split in the International
    Public Circular of the Situationist International

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    What are called "situationist ideas" are nothing other than the first ideas of the period of reappearance of the modern revolutionary movement.
  294. Volcano Days
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Brian Johnson's semi-fictional novel based on his experience (nervous breakdown, etc.) at the time he was a labour reporter on the Montreal Gazette and a member of the Revolutionary Marxist Group.
  295. Walking: We Ask Questions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    An essay from the book We Are Everywhere by the Notes From Nowhere Collective.
  296. Ways and Means
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
    Connexions attempts to stimulate practical and theoretical sharing through the Ways and Means section.
  297. We Are Everywhere
    Resource Type: Book
  298. We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
  299. We Are Legion
    The Story of the Hacktivists

    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 2012
    A history of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age.
  300. We Are Wisconsin
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    When a Republican Governor’s bill threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six (extra)ordinary citizens join the growing protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and spend the next twenty-six days building a movement that not only challenges the bill, but the soul of a nation.
  301. We Have Still Had It Up to Here: The Year a Movement Was Born
    Mexico’s Struggle to End the Drug War Is Unlike Any in the World

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The truth is that Mexican public opinion has never fully swallowed the fiction – believed by many in the United States – that the drug war is somehow about stopping drugs or their abuse. Almost everybody knows that it is primarily a means to enrich the pockets of corrupt politicians and police.
  302. Weatherman
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    A history of the Weatherman organization.
  303. Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A popular movement made up of poor and oppressed communities in Cape Town, South Africa, formed in 2000.
  304. What a Way to Run a Railroad
    An Analysis of Radical Failure

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    How can the high failure rate of radical projects, in the media and elsewhere, be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew up during the 1970s boom in cultural politics, either collapsed or moved into a state of permanent crisis. In attempting to come to terms with this 'history of failure' the key concepts of this movement -- collectivity, internal democracy, participation -- are critically re-examined, and an argument is presented as to how and why radical projects also need to redefine their priorities and take on board questions of efficiency, financial control and marketing if they are to survive.
  305. 'What can I Do?'
    Citizen Strategies for Nuclear Disarmament

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  306. What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
  307. 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
    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.
  308. What's Left? Environmentalists and Radical Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Environmentalist activism as radical practice.
  309. When Freedom Was Lost
    The Unemployed, the Agitator, and the State

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    The struggles of unemployed workers against the Canadian state in the 1930s.
  310. When Hate Groups Come to Town
    A Handbook of Model Community Responses

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
    A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
  311. When in Doubt, Do Both
    The Times of My Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Macpherson chronicles the stirrings that led to the modern women's movement in Canada, including the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1967.
  312. Why Do Communities Fail?
    Resource Type: Article
    The strains that take their toll on community groups.
  313. Why We Need A "No Compromise" Climate Movement
    Between Empire And Its Subjects

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Successful campaigns against strip mining in the Appalachians have included peaceful legal tactics like petitioning, letters to the editor, education, marches and protests, as well as civil disobedience, industrial sabotage, armed defense of Appalachians’ property and other tactics that are viewed as insurrectionary and violent by today’s mainstream environmentalists.
  314. Women Unite
    An Anthology of the Canadian Women's Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    An anthology doucmenting the Canadian women's movement of the late 1906s and early 1970s.
  315. Working for Peace
    A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    A survey of the attitudes and tools that can be used in working for peace.
  316. Working together for peace
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    Although English and French-speaking Canadians are sometimes at odds, the call for peace is universal. It is a language that all can agree on.
  317. Worthington provokes election controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    The Committee to Defeat Peter Worthington stirs things up in the Broadview-Greenwood election campaign.
  318. The Young Man Was
    Part 1: United Red Army

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    The start of a film trilogy that traces 1970s ultra left movements' turn to violence; Part One is based on the negotiations of the 1977 JAL hijacking, between the Japanese Red Army members on board the plane and the Dhaka control tower in Bangladesh.

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