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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. Media Names & Numbers
    Your Connection to the Media

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2009
    A comprehensive directory of the Canadian news media, including television and radio stations and programs, daily, weekly, ethnic and campus newspapers, consumer and trade magazines, and academic journals. Media Names & Numbers is indexed by subject, and is available in print and electronic formats. An annual subscription includes a print directory and access to the continuously updated online version.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Philosophy journal spoofed, retracts hoax article
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  6. 'Radical Academia: Beyond the Audit Culture Treadmill'
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  7. Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  8. Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
    In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website

    Resource Type: Article
    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.

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