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    20222022

    1. Time to acknowledge hateful leader of 'anti-hate' group
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 20222022
      What do you call an 'antiracist' group led by an open ethnic/religious supremacist?

    20172017

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

    2023

    1. Jordan Peterson is being disciplined for his tweets. Why some say that raises free speech issues
      College of Psychologists of Ontario launched investigation after complaints about Peterson's tweets

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2023
      Published: 2023
      The College of Psychologists of Ontario has ordered controversial psychologist Jordan Peterson -- who has espoused questionable views on women, masculinity and gender identity -- to undergo media training over tweets allegedly degrading the profession.
    2. Archives donation paints picture of local union's rich community history
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2023
      Published: 2023
      A donation of historical materials from Unifor Local 199 to Brock’s Archives and Special Collections is now available for students and researchers to explore in the James A. Gibson Library. The fonds of Unifor Local 199, which was previously the Canadian Auto Workers Local 199 and, before that, the United Auto Workers Local 199, includes records and ephemera dating back to 1937.
    3. War, Peace and the Media: Propping up the U.S. Empire and Risking the Planet
      Fourth Edition, Expanded and Updated

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2023
      Published: 2023
      This fourth and greatly expanded edition of a work first published in 1983 questions the dominant narratives about militarism and war, and their relationship to global heating, as well as the role of the media in distorting and suppressing truths about their relationship. Contributors to this new edition of War, Peace and the Media challenge the U.S./NATO version of the Russia-Ukraine war and its historical causes, and highlight the role of mainstream and social media in sidelining or silencing dissenting information and opinions.
    4. Donbass: The War on Remembrance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2023
      Published: 2023
      The Ukrainian Army wants not only to annihilate pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine but also wipe out the region’s heroic history of resisting the Nazi onslaught in World War II.
    5. Boomtown
      A solar land rush in the West

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2023
      Published: 2023
    6. Corporate Rules
      The Real World of Business Regulation in Canada

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2023
      Published: 2023
      How government regulators are failing the public interest.

    2022

    1. Most of All, I am Offended as a Muslim
      On Hamline University's shocking imposition of narrow religious orthodoxy in the classroom

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Barring a professor of art history from showing a painting, lest it harm observant Muslims in class, is just as absurd as asking a biology professor not to teach evolution because it may offend evangelical Protestants in the course.
    2. Ukraine dismantles monument to iconic Soviet author
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Ukrainian authorities have taken down a monument to Maxim Gorky, a revolutionary who founded socialist realism and became one of the most popular Soviet writers, in the eastern city of Dnepr. The move comes amid the 'de-Russification' campaign ongoing across the country.
    3. Critical Thinking, Reverential Thinking, and Lashing Out
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Before we challenge conventions, we must understand and master them.
    4. Snowden says 'I told you so'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Former CIA and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed vindication after a media report exposed how surveillance tools deployed to fight Covid-19 are now being abused by law enforcement and other authorities – as he predicted over two years ago.
    5. Why German state racism is now directed at the Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Holocaust serves, paradoxically, as an alibi for Europeans to assume they are morally superior to others, as the cancellation of an arts prize to Caryl Churchill shows.
    6. The EU's freeze of Russian media assets is a perversion of its own principles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      There's a big difference between actual disinformation or misinformation, and information or analysis that you just don't like.
    7. Starless Sky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As humanity conquered the dark with electricity, a new rhythm regulating daily life emerged. Making the night disappear has affected us in many ways, including the disregulation of our hormones, including Melatonin which regulates sleep, lowers cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and more.
    8. Vandals destroy prehistoric aboriginal art
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Trespassers have ruined a one-of-a-kind sacred artwork in South Australia's Koonalda Cave. South Australian officials have been criticized for failing to secure Koonalda Cave, which was previously vandalized.
    9. The Wild American Chestnut is on its Way Back
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      There is a petition in front of the US Department of Agriculture requesting permission to release genetically engineered American chestnut trees into wild forests. However, naturalist Bernd Heinrich finds clear evidence of a natural revival of the nostalgic chestnut tree, and many fear that GE trees would threaten this natural comeback.
    10. Can the Left Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Addresses the lack of nuance amongst the Left and calls for more meaningful dialogue.
    11. Promoting Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Abroad
      Regavim in Toronto

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    12. On Justice for Kashmir
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Among the self-determination struggles of our time, Kashmir is at risk of being forgotten by most of the world (except for Pakistan), while its people continue to endure the harsh crimes of India’s intensifying military occupation that has already lasted 75 years.
    13. America's Neo-Nazi bedfellows in Ukraine are latest in long line of odious allies Washington has used against Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      From pogrom-mongers to Hitlerites to radical Islamists, the US has collaborated with repugnant partners for more than a century.
    14. Something in the water?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      One Deer Lake crusader believes a corporate giant knew about debris sullying the town’s water supply. He’s on a mission to prove it.
    15. West ignores evidence of Ukrainian torture and use of prohibited weapons when making 'war crimes' claims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      To mark Ukrainian Armed Forces Day, it's worth remembering the crimes Kiev has committed against civilians.
    16. At Cross Purposes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Quebec's secularism law is the culmination of a decades-long struggle to come to terms with the province's Catholic past.
    17. Book of the Living
      House museums of New Orleans

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    18. Canadian 'father' of evidence-based medicine wins global Einstein Foundation award
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Hamilton researcher Gord Guyatt has won an international prize for work that jurors say makes him the "father of evidence-based medicine."
    19. Gender indoctrination in schools: a teenage girl's testimony
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    20. 'Tantura' Exposes the Lie at the Heart of Israel's Founding Myth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A new documentary challenges Israel's narrative about 1948 and the forced displacement of Palestinians.
    21. Bye-bye, Kiev, hello Cote d'Azur
      As Westerners send aid, here's how Ukraine's corrupt elites are profiting from the conflict

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Officials and oligarchs have diverted much of the financial support sent to Kiev.
    22. Defending Palestinian Rights Is Not Antisemitism
      The Bogus Attack on Joel Harden

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A statement by Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) calling to reject the attacks on Ontario New Democratic Party MPP Joel Harden for his solidarity with Palestinian rights.
    23. Gay Not Queer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Gay identities are based on biological sex; gender identities erase biological sex and replace it with gender.
    24. When Journalism Standards Vanish
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Because Russia and Iran are both viewed as enemies of Washington, Western news media often feel comfortable publishing any old claim about them as fact regardless of sourcing or evidence. Imperial propagandists lower their editorial standards when reporting on official enemies not because they are bad at their job, but because they are very good at their job. It's just that their job isn't what we've been told.
    25. COP27
      Corporate Courts Versus Developing World

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As rich countries move away from dispute-settlement mechanisms that give corporations power to block environmental protections, Manuel Pérez-Rocha says they keep imposing them on developing countries through trade pacts.
    26. Israel's Rightward Turn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The backlash against the increasingly vocal demands for recognition and equality on the part of Israel’s Arab citizens has decisively shaped twenty-first-century Israeli politics.
    27. Anti-racism attacks my American Dream
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Why do Democrats condemn hardworking immigrants?
    28. Blowback
      Italian police bust Azov-tied Nazi cell planning terror attacks

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The arrest of Italian neo-Nazis affiliated with the Ukrainian Azov Battalion highlights the terrifying potential for blowback from the Ukraine proxy war.
    29. Q&A: Navigating the Left's Ukraine Debate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A lengthy statement from the pro-NATO left.
    30. The precautionary principle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Doing stuff 'just in case' is not precautionary. You need evidence.
    31. UN envoy admits fabricating claim of Viagra-fueled rape as 'Russian military strategy'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      UN Special Representative Pramila Patten has been exposed for fabricating her claim that Russia was supplying its troops with Viagra as a part of its 'military strategy' in the Ukraine conflict. The widely publicized lie was recycled from baseless NATO propaganda deployed during its 2011 Libyan regime change war.
    32. Maligned in Western Media, Donbass Forces are Defending their Future from Ukrainian Shelling and Fascism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    33. Transgender charity seeks to strip gay rights group of status
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Members of 'Mermaids' have taken legal action against the LGB Alliance, accusing it of 'transphobia'.
    34. Getting Closer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Greens -- recently called "the most hypocritical, aloof, mendacious, incompetent and, measured by the damage they cause, the most dangerous party we currently have in the Bundestag" by the indestructible Sahra Wagenknecht -- are rather more afraid of nuclear power than nuclear arms.
    35. The cry gevalt syndrome
      are Jewish students really 'terrified' on campus?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      University campuses are places where contending views meet and clash. Pro-Israel organizations would seem to want the opposite.
    36. 'Our Auschwitz, our Dachau'
      Reckoning with Germany's genocide in Namibia

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    37. Professor Attacked by Mainstream Media for Opposing NATO Narrative on Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A highly regarded Russia specialist in Canada, Professor Michael Carley at the University of Montreal, has refused to support the NATO narrative on the Ukraine conflict and has since been subjected to a vicious smear campaign.
    38. Reckoning with Germany's genocide in Namibia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    39. Researchers Find Massive Anti-Russian 'Bot Army'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      An Australian university has unearthed millions of Tweets by fake accounts pushing disinformation on the Ukraine war, Peter Cronau reports. The sample size dwarfs other studies of covert propaganda about the war on social media.
    40. The Hijab as a Billboard for Islamist Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Let's not fool ourselves about what is actually happening in Iran now and for the last five weeks. These women are not just merely "celebrating" or marching for their freedom of expression in general political terms, no! They are fighting a piece of cloth that has come to symbolise an all-encompassing religious intolerance and zealotry as the core of a disintegrating Islamist ideology.
    41. Only one country backs US in UN Cuba vote
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Biden administration is continuing the American embargo on Cuba, with only Israel supporting Washington.
    42. Germany's position in America's New World Order
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Discusses the American New Cold War and the creation of two camps: the U.S.-centered NATO, and the emerging Eurasian coalition. Germany finds itself in the midst of this fracture, and is being convinced by the US that it requires American protection.
    43. Wicked Leakidence On Nord Stream Sabotages
      Part 1: How The Media Quarantined Evidence On Nord Stream Sabotage

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      On the British media's biased reporting of the Nord Stream sabotage.
    44. It's Time to Abandon America's Fetish for "Unconditional Surrender"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Argues that the American obsession with "unconditional surrender" comes in the way of meaningful diplomacy, particularly between the US and Russia.
    45. More crash deaths linked to Teslas in US
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Ten people have perished in accidents involving automated-driving vehicles over the past four months, government data shows.
    46. The ads are virtual, but for some NHL fans, the irritation is real
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The NHL is making use of a new type of high-tech ad in its hockey broadcasts this season, where ads are presented virtually on the boards around the ice. Some fans have not welcomed the digitally enhanced dasherboards, which are visible to viewers at home but not to those in an arena.
    47. How Much Longer Can the U.S. Continue to Wage Economic War on Europe, and Much of the World, Without a Major Blowback Effect?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has awakened many people to the gangster methods that have been deployed for years by the U.S. government doing the bidding of multinational corporations.
    48. Pigeons and People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Every self-respecting downtown has pigeons, and pigeons have mastered the sidewalk ballet quite as expertly as we humans have.
    49. Crippling the Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Whenever it truly matters, from Assange to Corbyn, Guardian George Monbiot journalist aligns with the corporate media herd.
    50. Why do Palestinian children throw stones?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Children of my Gaza refugee camp were rarely afraid of monsters but of Israeli soldiers. This is all that we talked about before going to bed. Unlike imaginary monsters in the closet or under the bed, Israeli soldiers are real, and they could show up any minute – at the door, on the roof or, as was often the case, right in the middle of the house.
    51. Nuclearism: Converging Disasters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Converging disasters: Unprecedented climate emergencies, methane leak from Nord Stream gas lines, interrupted energy supplies, wars -- Kyoto-exempt military is the largest single global emitter of greenhouse gases, Ukraine nuclear reactors in the battle zone. Shock doctrine response: more nuclear reactors, more coal.
    52. 60 years since the Cuban Missile Crisis
      How cool heads prevented a Soviet-US naval encounter sparking a nuclear war

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      This October marks the 60th anniversary of the 'underwater' component of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was an extraordinary episode that precipitated the infamous standoff between Moscow and Washington weeks later, and likewise brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction. With frenzied Western accusations abounding that the Kremlin is preparing to use atomic weapons in the Ukraine conflict, and spirited denials emanating from the opposite direction, it’s never been more important to revisit the incide
    53. Unveiling the Chilly Climate
      The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Independant Jewish Voices (Canada) conducted a study on the Canadian "chilling effect" in which academics, students and Palestine solidarity activists face repression in discussing Israel's crimes against Palestinians.
    54. Is your boss tracking you while you work?
      Some Canadians are about to find out

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In Ontario, employers must now disclose if they have been using productivity tracking software to keep tabs on their employees. Experts say while this may address transparency concerns, businesses should be tracking output instead.
    55. Amazon wants surveillance robots in every home
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Amazon's new home robot is charged with privacy violations in line with the Roomba and the Ring.
    56. US Media's Intellectual No-Fly-Zone on US Culpability in Nord Stream Attack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Discusses the media's suspicion of Russia over the destruction of the Nord 2 pipeline, although Washington has an established history of opposition to the pipeline.
    57. The BBC to NATO Pipeline
      How the British state broadcaster serves the powerful

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The death of Queen Elizabeth II, where the BBC dropped programming to run endless, wall-to-wall coverage, has underlined the fact to many Britons that the network is far from impartial, but the voice of the state.
    58. Israel experiments on Palestinians with AI-powered guns at checkpoints
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Discusses the ways Israeli weapons development efforts uses Palestinians as guinea pigs to be able to market their military technology as field-tested to foreign governments.
    59. Mass Media Omertà
      Burying Al Jazeera's 'The Labour Files'

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The damaging revelations about the Labour Party in the recent four-part Al Jazeera series, ‘The Labour Files’, and the almost totalitarian silence in response by British news media, should ram home the illusory nature of ‘democracy’ in the UK.
    60. Close Encounter with a Red-tailed Hawk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A life-and-death drama in downtown Toronto.
    61. Omerta in the Gangster War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The sabotage of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has virtually announced that the war in Ukraine can only intensify with no end in sight.
    62. Pipelines sprengen unter Freunden, das geht gar nicht
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Es erscheint vollkommen unmöglich, dass inmitten dieses dicht überwachten Areals ein staatlicher Akteur eine größere Marineoperation durchziehen kann, ohne dass dies von den unzähligen aktiven und passiven Sensoren der Anrainerstaaten bemerkt worden wäre; schon gar nicht direkt vor der Insel Bornholm, wo sich Dänen, Schweden und Deutsche ein Stelldichein bei der Überwachung der Über- und Unterseeaktivitäten geben.
    63. Iran: "This is a woman's revolution in the making"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      If you look at the Handmaid's Tale, people talk about it as fiction. But it is real life in Iran. We're talking about a government that legally discriminates against women and legally imposes and encourages violence against us.
    64. Failing to Count the Arabs
      The Myth of the "Democratic" Jewish State

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Israel wants the world to believe that it is a majority Jewish state with a 20% Arab minority and that the Arab population enjoys a good standard of living and full equal rights. And while this is easy to disprove, it is still part of the mainstream discourse on Israel.
    65. Conditioned for War with Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Most Americans are oblivious to the reality that Western media are owned and operated by the same corporations that make massive profits by helping to stoke small wars and then peddling the necessary weapons. Corporate leaders and Ivy-mantled elites, educated to believe in U.S. 'exceptionalism,' find the lucre and the luster too lucrative to be able to think straight. They deceive themselves into thinking that (a) the U.S. cannot lose a war; (b) escalation can be calibrated and wider war can be limited to Europe; and (c) China can be expected to just sit on the sidelines.
    66. Conditioned for War with Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Discusses the American role in the war between Russia and Ukraine, and the Establishment media's part in keeping the truth from Americans.
    67. Luring Doctors from Poorer Countries is the UK's Quiet Scandal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The United Kingdom brings in medical professionals from poor and middle-income countries to make up for their shortage while disintergrating these countries' health systems.
    68. Captiongate: How a Single Zoom Call Propelled Canada's Greens Into Pronoun Meltdown
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Amita Kuttner claimed that online text reading 'she' instead of 'they' illustrated a 'system of oppression.' Now the party's president has resigned, and the movement is in chaos.
    69. Knowing What We Know, Knowing what We Don't Know and Knowing the Difference
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      There is enormous disinformation (i.e., deception) flooding the internet from both Ukraine and Russia. However, Ukraine has a decided advantage in the information war given the massive covert action support supplied by US and NATO intelligence organizations.
    70. Anarchist antimilitarism and myths about the war in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A polemic by Czech anarchists against war and all warmongers, who, they say, are also abundant in the anarchist movement.
    71. Google is spying on your private conversations, manipulating search results
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Interview with Dr. Robert Epstein who has been conducting research on tech companies' roles in American politics.
    72. The Great Clutching at Pearls
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Tt turns out Marx was right. The crisis of capitalism is now upon us. Neoliberalism (another word for designing state systems deliberately to lead to incredible concentrations of wealth amid general poverty) is coming to the end of its course.
    73. Israeli army shuts down prominent Palestinian rights groups
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Israeli occupation forces have raided, sealed and imposed closure orders on the offices of several prominent Palestinian human rights, feminist and social services organizations in the West Bank.
    74. Ukraine war veterans on how Kiev plundered US aid, wasted soldiers, endangered civilians, and lost the war
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Ukraine's parliamentarians have given themselves a 70% salary increase while soldiers fighting against Russia receive none of the humanitarian aid pouring in from the US and Europe.
    75. Clayton Ruby: weighing him in the balance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The well-known Toronto lawyer and civil libertarian died earlier this month, at age 80. So far, most of the obituaries have praised him and portrayed him as a left-wing icon. But it is the left that he smeared for its support for Palestinians' human rights.
    76. How Israel erases Palestinian cultural memory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    77. Those angry at Rushdie's stabbing have been missing in action over a far bigger threat to our freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Satanic Verses novelist is championed by western liberals not because he has bravely articulated difficult truths but because of who his enemies are.
    78. Those Angry at Rushdie's stabbing have been missing in action over a far greater threat to our freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Both Julian Assange and Salman Rushdie have been victims of violence, but sympathy was only given to Rushdie. Cook argues that although both men are prominent proponents for the freedom of speech, Rushie questions the authority of clerics and governments in far-off lands, and Assange speaks out against the crimes committed by Western governments.
    79. Ukraine and its Western backers should be held accountable for the 'suicidal' attack on Europe's largest nuclear powerplant
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Even as UN Secretary-General António Guterres addressed survivors of the World War Two US atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, halfway around the world, the armed forces of Ukraine seemed hellbent on unleashing a modern-day nuclear holocaust on Europe by firing artillery rockets at the Zaporozhye power plant.
    80. Pre-Emptive Murder
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The lives of the latest fifteen Palestinian children to be murdered by Israel in Gaza, lives ripped from their small, terrified bodies with devastating violence, do not seem of much concern to the powerful in the West, or indeed anywhere.
    81. We all must speak up in defense of Graham Phillips!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      British journalist Graham Phillips has been subjected to sanctions by the British government for reporting from Donbas.
    82. Clayton Ruby was a shining example of ‘how much one person can do
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Clayton Ruby was one of Canada’s leading lawyers and an outspoken proponent of social justice, the environment, and press freedom.
    83. Shedding Light on Who, Exactly, is Responsible for the War in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      It is necessary to understand not only what Russia is doing with its intervention in Ukraine but also what alternative existed to stop Ukrainian aggression against Donbas and to assure Russia's national security.
    84. The Globe and Mail Just Published Neo-Nazi Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A profile in the newspaper focusing on a Ukrainian neo-Nazi group uncritically includes its subject's description of them as 'heroes.'
    85. How the Elites Use Identity Politics to Wage Class War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      I fail to perceive how this ideology menaces an established order that its identity-activists have unctuously and sedulously wooed. Worse, identity politics weakens worker solidarity, because it never mentions class.
    86. Radical chic' and the left's problem with race
      White, middle-class left-wingers are still in thrall to age-old prejudices.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      "If you believe that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards", Thomas Sowell has said, "that would have gotten you labelled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago, and a racist today".
    87. Close encounter with humpback whale terrifies - and delights - B.C. family
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A B.C. family had a thrilling experience off the coast of Vancouver Island when a humpback whale spent almost an hour rubbing up against their boat, spinning around and flapping its fins.
    88. Celebrated Canadian civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby dead at 80
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Distinguished Canadian civil rights lawyer and legal giant Clayton Ruby has died at the age of 80.
    89. If Canada were a Christian state
      What would Canada be like if it were a Christian state in the same sense that Israel is a Jewish state?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      What apartheid looks like in Israel, and what it would like in Canada.
    90. Uncloaked: Canada's "Jekyll-and-Hyde" Masquerade as Nation that Supposedly Supports Pacifism and Progressive Principles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      How Canada's military-industrial complex sucks up to and serves the American one.
    91. Uncloaked: Canada's Jekyll-and-Hyde Masquerade as Nation that Supposedly Supports Pacifism and Progressive Principles
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      How Canada's military-industrial complex sucks up to and serves the American one.
    92. Against False Privilege
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      One of the biggest blunders of modern activism is the promotion of guilt and the demand for false privilege.
    93. How Stonewall turned against gay rights
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      How is it that an organisation that was so instrumental in the struggle for equality has morphed into what many perceive to be a serious threat to gay rights?
    94. American Diplomacy as a Tragic Drama
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As in a Greek tragedy whose protagonist brings about precisely the fate that he has sought to avoid, the US/NATO confrontation with Russia in Ukraine is achieving just the opposite of America's aim of preventing China, Russia and their allies from acting independently of U.S. control over their trade and investment policy.
    95. The West Can't Stop Pillaging Other Countries' Bank Accounts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Leave your nation's money in a western bank, and it might not be yours for very long, especially if you in any way displease the U.S. and its client states.
    96. What the U.S. Government and The New York Times Have Quietly Agreed Not to Tell You About Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The narrative that portrays Ukraine as a democratic state - no matter how beloved by U.S. corporate media or endlessly repeated by the State Department - is a fantasy. History has shown us that the Ukrainian government's commitment to democracy is dubious or non-existent. Ukraine currently has more banned political parties than legal ones; political repression and imprisonment of dissidents has been commonplace ever since its independence; and both the government and its affiliated party militias routinely resort to violence to quell peaceful protests while turning a blind eye to violence inflicted on Jews and other racial and ethnic minorities.
    97. Cruelty against Gaza patients enabled by US and EU
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The cruelty of the siege of Gaza and the depravity of those who prolong it cannot be overstated.
    98. The Dawn of the Apocalypse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      We were warned for decades about the death march we are on because of global warming. And yet, the global ruling class continues to frog-march us towards extinction.
    99. Servant of the Corrupt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Pedro Gonzalez details the connections among Zelensky, oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and Washington, D.C.
    100. Government censorship rebrands with 'disinformation' campaign
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Current official talk about 'disinformation' has largely become a euphemism for protecting empire and a rebranding of age-old government-run censorship.
    101. Anger at trans swimmer's 'Woman of the Year' nomination
      Lia Thomas has been nominated for a prestigious women's award

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The University of Pennsylvania is facing a wave of criticism after nominating transgender swimmer Lia Thomas for the NCAA's 'Woman of the Year' honor for 2022.
    102. Podcast with Michael Hudson, Steve Keen, Steve Grumbine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    103. The Capitalist Solution to 'Save' the Planet: Make It an Asset Class & Sell it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Lynn Fries speaks to John Bellamy Foster on a critically important and underreported topic: how investors are trying to use rapidly moving climate crisis as an opportunity to loot even more of the commons.
    104. Barely Legal: the Global Uber Enterprise
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In terms of the gig economy, there are few more ruthless buccaneers than this San Franciscan ride-share company that has persistently specialised in cutting corners and remaking them.
    105. Germany criminalizes journalist for exposing Ukrainian war crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Independent Donetsk-based journalist Alina Lipp of Germany details her prosecution by the German state for violating new speech codes through her reporting in the Donetsk People’s Republic. As the only German reporter on the ground in Donetsk, Lipp has exposed Ukrainian forces shelling civilians, attacking a maternity ward, mining harbors, and bombing a granary filled with corn for export. She faces three years in prison if she returns to her home country.
    106. In memoriam: John W. Warnock
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      John Warnock leaves behind an incomparably rich political legacy.
    107. Americans are being urged to delete period tracking apps. Should Canadians do the same?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Health apps' promises to protect users' data should be taken with a grain of salt, privacy experts say.
    108. Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov Battalion has built a 'state within a state,' and it despises both Russia and the liberal West
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Ukrainian regiment adheres to its own brand of ‘National Idea,’ loosely modelled on Mussolini's Italy.
    109. History boxes bring national museum to life for rural N.B. students
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      University students and Grade 1 class explore 'sacred stuff' together with help of Canadian Museum of History. As the school year wraps up, university and elementary students in the small town of Sackville, N.B., are reflecting on some important discoveries they have made with the help of one another, and a big black box filled with 25 Canadian artifacts.
    110. Cognitive Warfare: Israel Targets Journalists Who Threaten Its Reality-Creation Tactics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The evidence shows Israeli military/intel forces see journalists as 'lawful targets,' as part of the 'Cognitive War' they wage against the Palestinians, but more particularly against the global population in an attempt to legitimize their military oppression of the Palestinians in their ongoing effort of 'population expulsion' of the Palestinians from Palestinian territory.
    111. A Lemming Leading the Lemmings
      Slavoj Zizek and the Terminal Collapse of the Anti-War Left

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Have you noticed how every major foreign policy crisis since the U.S. and U.K.'s invasion of Iraq in 2003 has peeled off another layer of the left into joining the pro-NATO, pro-war camp?
    112. Not worth your sympathy: The story of Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov battalion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Much less than the heroic defenders they are made out to be, the extremist regiment’s many crimes are well documented.
    113. The Paradoxical Seeds of The Holocaust
      Oppression and Death Live On in the Apartheid State

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      It is becoming increasingly difficult for Israel and the agencies that promote Zionism around the world to portray Zionism in rosy colors. This is primarily because there is a history of close to 100 years of Zionism; and the actions of the Zionist State, Israel, have a history of seven and a half decades of violence and racism. To add to that, in February, Amnesty International came out with a damning report demonstrating in no uncertain terms that Israel is engaged in the crime of apartheid and has been since the day it was established.
    114. Robbed by Law Enforcement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      People who have never even been charged with a crime can have their life savings taken away. That’s civil asset forfeiture.
    115. British 'Watchdog' Journalists Unmasked as Lap Dogs for the Security State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The cases of Carol Cadwalladr and Paul Mason reveal how readily celebrated media figures are recruited to the intelligence services’ covert information war against other journalists.
    116. Craig Murray: Your Man in Saughton Jail Part 2
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Think of every sensible thing you think you know about prison. Think of education, training, rehabilitation. It is all completely ignored by the Scottish Prison Service.
    117. The Federal Bureau of Tweets: Twitter Is Hiring an Alarming Number of FBI Agents
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Twitter has been on a recruitment drive of late, hiring a host of former feds and spies. Studying a number of employment and recruitment websites, MintPress has ascertained that the social media giant has, in recent years, recruited dozens of individuals from the national security state to work in the fields of security, trust, safety and content.
    118. Sámi: Looking for lost elements of night skies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Over the past couple centuries, much of Sámi sky lore has been lost, but what is known shows a culture that is intimately in tune with the land.
    119. Old Norse: Reading into ancient sky stories
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Despite mastering the night sky, many old Norse sky culture details have been lost over time
    120. Leaked emails expose Paul Mason's collusion with senior British intelligence agent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In leaked emails, celebrity journalist Paul Mason plots extensively with Andy Pryce of the UK Foreign Office Counter Disinformation and Media Development unit.
    121. Forget liberating Ukraine - We first need to liberate our minds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Because we in the West are the strongest tribe on the planet, we are also the most deluded, the most propagandized, and the most dangerous.
    122. Joe Biden's Saber-Rattling Threatens World War III - with China and Russia
      Fits long pattern of war-mongering and provocations that are a feature of the American Century

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    123. On Ukraine, 'progressive' proxy warriors spell disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      'Progressives" who urge leftists to support the Ukraine proxy war whitewash the US role, attack dissenting voices, and advocate the dangerous militarism that they claims to oppose.
    124. Palestinian artists targeted in Germany ahead of major art event
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Exhibition space for Kassel's documenta 15 art festival vandalised, as threats to Palestinian artists in Germany escalate.
    125. Paul Mason's covert intelligence-linked plot to destroy The Grayzone exposed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Leaked emails reveal British journalist Paul Mason plotting with an intel contractor to destroy The Grayzone through "relentless deplatforming" and a "full nuclear legal" attack. The scheme is part of a wider planned assault on the UK left.
    126. US State-Affiliated NewsGuard Targets Consortium News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Pentagon and State Dept.-linked outfit, with an ex-N.S.A. and C.I.A. director on its board, is accusing Consortium News of publishing "false content" on Ukraine
    127. A new generation of US-trained extremists is fighting Russia. Are we prepared for the blowback?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      US agencies have directly and indirectly trained and empowered Nazis and ultra-nationalists at home and abroad to fight Russians in Ukraine. This program follows the blueprint established by Western intelligence agencies in Afghanistan and Syria.
    128. Lawyers will add Abu Akleh to Palestinian journalists' ICC case
      ICC case highlights Israeli attacks on journalists and the bombing of Al Jazeera's offices in Gaza last May

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    129. NATO/US vs Russia in Ukraine
      A Trotskyist Analysis

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The current conflict in Ukraine seems in all likelihood to eventually be viewed as a major historical turning point. It has three interrelated threads: the decline of the American imperium; Russia’s role in an emerging multipolar geopolitical world order; and sharpening of national/ethnic antagonisms within Ukraine itself.
    130. How 'Virtual Crime Scenes' Became a Propaganda Tool in Nicaragua, Ukraine, and Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Creating "virtual crime scenes" is a tool which enables establishment media such as the New York Times, the BBC or (in Spain) El Pais, to convey interpretations of the events which conveniently coincide with the way they are seen by the US government and its allies.
    131. Finance Capitalism's Self-Destructive Nature
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Transcript of Interview on The Left Lens with Danny Haiphong May 25th, 2022
    132. The Threat to Privacy in the Post-Roe Era
      How Your Cellphone Could Be Used Against You

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Using a maps app to plan a route, sending terms to a search engine and chatting online are ways that people actively share their personal data. But mobile devices share far more data than just what their users say or type. They share information with the network about whom people contacted, when they did so, how long the communication lasted and what type of device was used.
    133. India: Birds Drop Out of the Sky, People Die
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      "The streets, she says, are lined with dead things. Dogs. Cats. Cows. Animals of all kinds are just there, dead. They've perished in the killing heat. They can't survive." People spend all day in canals and rivers and lakes. Some people line the streets passed out at the edge of life or death.
    134. Calls By Western Socialists For A Russian Retreat From Ukraine Amount To De Facto Support For NATO Aggression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      NATO socialists dismiss or ignore altogether the concerns of Russia over the expansionism, militarism and sanctions of the NATO alliance. In reality, Russian diplomatic efforts to push back against NATO's aggression - and NATO's use of Ukraine for its aggression - have gone on for several decades.
    135. Gender Ideology's True Believers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      I spent 25 years in a cultish political sect. Trans activists are giving me deja vu.
    136. Letter to editors of FAIR.org on 'annexationists' and 'secessionists' in Crimea and Donbass
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The duly elected government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea staged a democratic referendum on March 16, 2014 to secede from the new, right-wing Ukraine referendum and rejoin the Russian Federation.
    137. The 16 Biggest Lies the U.S. Government Tells America About the Ukraine War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In any war, the first casualty is truth. Here, according to Richard Ochs, are the biggest lies.
    138. Censoring Palestine: Swarms of Israeli Bots Are Crippling Pro-Palestinian Twitter Account
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Israeli government's targeting of Palestinian digital content is well-documented. According to 7amleh, The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media, the Israeli Ministry of Justice Cyber Unit sends content-removal requests aimed at Palestinian content to social media companies such as Facebook, Google, and YouTube. The Justice Ministry has boasted these corporations comply with 95% of their requests. And Israeli governmental organizations and NGOs also encourage their citizens to flag Palestinian content for removal.
    139. The Israeli Execution of Shireen Abu Akleh
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Israel, which shoots hundreds of Palestinians a year, routinely includes reporters and photographers on its target lists. The execution of Abu Akleh was not an accident. She was singled out for elimination.
    140. The New Iron Curtain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Ukraine crisis proves to be Europe's crucible and Europe proves a profound disappointment. And here's the thing about this profoundly misguided project. The populations of the Western post-democracies will pay a far higher price for letting their leaders build the thick stone wall of Cold War II than those it is supposed to consign to the wilderness. Westerners will pay this price in blindness, in ignorance, and in isolation from the global majority.
    141. Will Shireen Abu Akleh's Murder Mark a Turning Point in the Liberation of Palestine?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As I write these words, the world is trying to make sense of the brutal assassination of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was targeted by Israeli forces while covering yet another Israeli assault on Jenin. Furthermore, Israeli forces have now attacked the funeral procession leading Shireen to her final resting place. One wonders why is anyone surprised.
    142. Ben Norton aka Multipolarista interviews Michael Hudson: Destiny of Civilization
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The decline of the US dollar, the three 'systems', the sanctions war on Russia, on the eve of the publication of Prof. Hudson's new book: The Destiny of Civilization: Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism.
    143. Contemporary Race Theory and the Problem of History: A Critique
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The inability of contemporary race theory to fully account for and explain (rather than just label) the social dynamics that produce and reproduce inequality stems from two core assumptions that form the bedrock for this taxonomic project. The first is that anti-Black racism is an unalterable feature of American life - hence the impetus towards labeling and naming the different and ostensibly novel forms that racism takes. The second is that class analysis in inadequate theoretically, and class struggle is politically outmoded.
    144. How a century of political violence in Ukraine is linked to the atrocities of today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The history of Ukrainian nationalist cruelty is an important factor, barely discussed, or known, in the West.
    145. "Let Me Go Get My Big White Man"
      The Clientelist Foundation of Contemporary Antiracist Politics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      No matter what those who propound it may believe about themselves or, more meaningfully, want the rest of us to believe about them, contemporary race-reductionist politics - i.e., what is commonly recognized as antiracist politics - is not in any way left, egalitarian, or democratic. It is not linked to any popular, insurgent, or 'bottom-up' black or other political expressions. It is not oriented practically toward a vision of broadly egalitarian social transformation, nor is it at all aligned with or congenial to any project of generating a political movement toward such ends.
    146. Gerald Hannon, a key figure in the gay liberation movement, has died at age 77
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Recalling Gerald Hannon.
    147. Dear Al Gorithm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A look at search engine optimization (SEO) spam and the algorithms behind them.
    148. My Husband Died With Dignity. Everyone Should Have That Right.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Frank Cunningham, the love of my life for over fifty years, died of acute leukemia on February 4, 2022, at age eighty-one. Frank died as he wished: through the Canadian medical assistance in dying (MAID) program, at home in Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), lying on our living room sofa, with me holding his hands.
    149. My Nelson Mandela is dead
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The way to liberate the Palestinians from Israel requires replacing the apartheid regime known as "Israel" with a free, democratic Palestine – and not expecting that Israel itself will allow Palestinians to be free. Israel isn't just the perpetrator of the crime, it is, in and of itself, the crime. The existence of Apartheid Israel is the crime.
    150. Donziger: a Tale for Our Times
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      This case shows how we are all, in a sense, the prisoners of corporations which dictate the terms on which we live, work and share knowledge.
    151. A Reader Sounds Off on PayPal's Ban on Consortium News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As with Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, journalism that tells some truths that might undermine the case for war can't be tolerated.
    152. Ukraine: Cost of War in Africa & Global South
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As the West is busy dealing with its own economic woes while cutting off Russian exports, little heed is being paid to those suffering the most.
    153. Burned alive: How the 2014 Odessa massacre became a turning point for Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Clashes between opposing activists turned into mass murder. The perpetrators have never been punished.
    154. UK intensifies crackdown against Russian media
      London accused RT of spreading 'dangerous nonsense' amid Moscow's military campaign in Ukraine

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    155. PayPal Cancels CN Account; May Seize Balance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      PayPal has canceled Consortium News' account without any prior notice or due process and with virtually no explanation. As Consortium News is today launching its Spring Fund Drive, it has lost one of its most important ways for its viewers and readers to show their support through donations.
    156. The NATO to TikTok Pipeline: Why is Tiktok employing so many national security agents?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    157. France Stuck in the Extreme Center
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      After years of neoliberalism, French politics that venture outside the conformist centre's unshakable loyalty to the Atlantic Alliance are now dangerously 'extreme.'
    158. Alice Walker & the Price of Conscience
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      On the decision of the Bay Area Book Festival to disinvite Alice Walker.
    159. A Recap Of The War In Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    160. An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Google has sent a warning shot across the world, ominously informing media outlets, bloggers, and content creators that it will no longer tolerate certain opinions when it comes to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
    161. An Intellectual No-Fly Zone: Online Censorship of Ukraine Dissent Is Becoming the New Norm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Google has sent a warning shot across the world, ominously informing media outlets, bloggers, and content creators that it will no longer tolerate certain opinions when it comes to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
    162. How the trans ideology dehumanises women
      Grace Lavery's bonkers book shows just how sexist trans thinking has become.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      I've seen some gaslighting in my time, but the new book from transgender professor Grace Lavery takes the biscuit. It is almost entirely about Lavery's penis - as confirmed by its title, Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis - and yet if any of you dare to refer to Lavery as a man you will be branded a bigot.
    163. Why Russia's intervention in Ukraine is legal under international law
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The argument can be made that Russia has exercised its right to self-defense under international law.
    164. Big Tech's 'Cancel Culture' Love Affair
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Cancel culture is inbuilt in the techno-feudalist project: conform to the hegemonic narrative, or else. Journalism that does not conform must be taken down. This month, several of us - Scott Ritter, myself, ASB Military News, among others - were canceled from Twitter. The - unstated - reason: we were debunking the officially approved narrative of the Russia/NATO/Ukraine war.
    165. Mom furious Grade 8 students at Woodstock, Ont., school must make posters for anti-abortion group's contest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The posters being made at Woodstock school will be graded, entered in Right to Life Coalition contest.
    166. Prison Food
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      "Not for Human Consumption." The author, who saw that label himself when he was incarcerated, calls out a widespread human rights violation being committed in U.S. prisons.
    167. Zelensky's Hardline Internal Purge
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Ukraine's 'pro-democracy' president has outlawed his opposition, ordered rivals arrested and presided over the disappearance and assassination of dissidents.
    168. As opportunities to see old movies fade, so does basic cinematic literacy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      When it comes to the movies many people feel comfortable ignoring anything made before they were born. Black-and-white movies? Forget it. Silent films? Are you kidding? And I’m not even talking about teenagers, or casual fans. I've taught film students - many of whom want to make their own movies - who seem to think cinema started with 'Pulp Fiction.'
    169. Balalaika compared to swastika
      Swedish folk group cancels concert after being criticized for playing Russian instruments

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    170. "One less traitor": Zelensky oversees campaign of assassination, kidnapping and torture of political opposition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      While claiming to defend democracy, Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky has outlawed his opposition, ordered his rivals' arrest, and presided over the disappearance and assassination of dissidents across the country.
    171. US, EU sacrificing Ukraine to 'weaken Russia': former NATO adviser
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As the Russia-Ukraine war enters a new phase, former Swiss intelligence officer, senior United Nations official, and NATO advisor Jacques Baud analyzes the conflict and argues that the US and its allies are exploiting Ukraine in a longstanding campaign to bleed its Russian neighbour.
    172. The US has The Hague Invasion Act, but wants The Hague to target Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Washington wants Putin in the International Criminal Court, but its law allows "all means necessary" to prevent cases against USA.
    173. Twitter Wars: My Personal Experience in Twitter's Ongoing Assault on Free Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    174. Five rules for fighting transactivism
      Stonewall loyalists need rescuing from themselves

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      With a nod in solidarity to beleaguered adults across the land having to deal with transactivist drama in their organisations, homes, and friend groups: here are five supernanny-style rules from me.
    175. Pentagon Asks Top 8 US Arms Makers to Meet on Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      According to a report from Reuters, the Pentagon will host leaders from the top eight US weapons makers to discuss the industry’s capacity to produce arms for Ukraine if the war lasts years. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the US has pledged over $1.7 billion in new military aid for Ukraine.
    176. Thinking about Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Reflections on Terry Fox's legacy, forty-two years later.
    177. Hate speech and death threats
      Canadian academics harassed after criticizing Hindu nationalism in India

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Academics receive online hate from local diaspora groups and foreign trolls.
    178. The US Bubble of Pretend
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The lack of objective, principled coverage of the war in Ukraine is a degenerate state of affairs. The one thing worse is the extent to which it’s perfectly fine with most Americans.
    179. Questions Abound About Bucha Massacre
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The West has made a snap judgment about who is responsible for the massacre at the Ukrainian town of Bucha with calls for more stringent sanctions on Russia, but the question of guilt is far from decided.
    180. New witness testimony about Mariupol maternity hospital 'airstrike' follows pattern of Ukrainian deceptions, media malpractice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A key witness to the widely publicized incident at the Mariupol maternity hospital has punctured the official narrative of a Russian airstrike on the facility, and raised serious questions about Western media ethics.
    181. Democrats: Party Of Child Mutilators & Kidnappers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    182. The left-wing case against identity politics
      It is time progressives stood up to the racism, classism and misogyny of wokeness.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Book review of The Identity Myth by David Swift.
    183. Russia, Ukraine and the Law of War: War Crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Scott Ritter lays out what the law says about war crimes and how it applies to the conflict in Ukraine.
    184. Striving to make sense of the Ukraine war
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    185. The week the trans spell was broken
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In the end, it wasn't one person who pointed out that gender extremism wears no clothes. There were so many: therapists, academics, parents, authors, athletes, politicians, barristers, journalists, scientists, feminists, gay activists, all shouting over the years that this ideology would hurt women, children, gay people and trans people.
    186. Biden Administration to Review 'Troubled Legacy' of Indian Residential Schools
      The U.S. government funded hundreds of residential schools for American Indians

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Interior Department's press release says the commission will "shed light on the unspoken traumas of the past" and promised to "respect families and communities."
    187. How the organized Left got Covid wrong, learned to love lockdowns and lost its mind
      An autopsy

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      For two years the left has championed policies of surveillance and exclusion in the form of: punitive vaccine mandates, invasive vaccine passports, socially destructive lockdowns, and radically unaccountable censorship by large media and technology corporations. For the entire pandemic, leftists and liberals - call them the Lockdown Left - cheered on unprecedented levels of repression aimed primarily at the working class: those who could not afford private schools and could not comfortably telecommute from second homes.
    188. Ukraine: The Economic Fallout
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Economists Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff discuss the economic war against Russia and its boomerang effect on the West. Does it mean that globalization is over?
    189. Partnering With Neo-Nazis in Ukraine: An Inconvenient History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Under pressure from neo-Nazi parties that have large power that is disproportionate to their small support, Zelensky abandoned his campaign peace promise and refused to talk to the leaders of the Donbas and implement the Minsk Agreements.
    190. Michael Hudson interview with Margaret Flowers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      According to Michael Hudson, all of a sudden this last week, you're seeing the world economy fracture into two parts, a dollarized part and other countries that do not follow the neoliberal policies that the United States insists that its allies follow. We're seeing the birth of a new dual World economy.
    191. Palestine is a loud echo of Britain's colonial past - and a warning of the future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In moving from Nazareth back to the UK, I have stepped out of the frying pan and into the fire.
    192. Russia, Ukraine & the Law of War: Crime of Aggression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    193. Social media giants repress Palestinian content
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Silicon Valley is solidly entrenching itself as a devoted enemy of political dissent. As the West implements draconian sanctions against Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, including the banning of the Russian news outlets RT and Sputnik from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok as well as search engine results, social media censorship of political messaging about the Palestinian liberation struggle continues.
    194. America Defeats Germany for the Third Time in a Century
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The recent prodding of Russia by expanding Ukrainian anti-Russian ethnic violence by Ukraine's neo-Nazi post-2014 Maiden regime was aimed at (and has succeeded in) forcing a showdown in response to America's fear that it is losing its economic and political hold on its NATO allies and other Dollar Area satellites. These countries have seen major opportunities for gain to lie in increasing trade and investment with China and Russia.
    195. Cancel Culture Democracy Comes to Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      When I am told, by possibly well-meaning but at best indoctrinated and at worst imbecilic individuals, that Freedom and Democracy require Censorship and Suppression it is my duty to fight against such buffoons.
    196. On Being Disappeared
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      YouTube has removed the entire six-year archive of the author's show 'On Contact.' This censorship, he says, is about supporting what I.F Stone reminded us is what governments always do - lie.
    197. MSM Cover-Up of Neo-Nazis In Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In its coverage of the war in Ukraine, one of the MSM's most egregious offenses is its silence or downplaying the significance of the neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
    198. The road to Ukraine started with 1999's Kosovo War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      On March 24, 1999, NATO launched an air war against Serbia and Montenegro, then known as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
    199. Washington Helped Trigger the Ukraine War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The magnitude of the aggressive moves taken by the Pentagon and CIA are just now becoming apparent.
    200. Escalation Without Consequences on the Op-Ed Page
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Corporate media outlets are calling for the United States and its allies to react to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine by escalating the war. The opinion pages are awash with pleas to pump ever-more deadly weaponry into the conflict, to choke Russian civilians with sanctions, and even to institute a "no-fly zone." That such approaches gamble with thousands, and possibly millions, of lives doesn’t shake the resolve of the press’s armchair generals.
    201. The fictional world of trans activism
      There's nothing harmless about denying the truth

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    202. The Lie of American Innocence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The branding of Vladimir Putin as a war criminal by Joe Biden, who lobbied for the Iraq war and staunchly supported the 20 years of carnage in the Middle East, is one more example of the hypocritical moral posturing sweeping across the United States. It is unclear how anyone would try Putin for war crimes since Russia, like the United States, does not recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. But justice is not the point. Politicians like Biden, who do not accept responsibility for our well-documented war crimes, bolster their moral credentials by demonizing their adversaries. They know the chance of Putin facing justice is zero. And they know their chance of facing justice is the same.
    203. Washington's Sanctions War
      A Futile Attempt To Control the World Economy

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In essence, economic sanctions assume that the state is entitled to expropriate and destroy economic value owned by any business which had been doing good faith trading or financial transactions with sanctioned Russian entities.
    204. World Frog Day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    205. How Much Less Newsworthy Are Civilians in Other Conflicts?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As US news media covered the first shocking weeks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, some media observers -- like FAIR founder Jeff Cohen -- have noted their impressions of how coverage differed from wars past.
    206. It's Not OK for Grown Adults to Think This Way About Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    207. Social media giants allow hate speech against Russia but silence Israel's critics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Silicon Valley's decision to allow anti-Russia threats reveals it as little more than a propaganda arm of the West.
    208. For Washington, War Never Ends
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rearmament of Germany confirmed that for the United States, the war in Europe was not entirely over. It still isn't. It goes on and on.
    209. Is this how it all ends?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    210. Shock and Awe: Then and Now
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In the two U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the world has seen two decades of wholesale death and destruction at the hands of the U.S. military, at a cost of trillions and countless deaths estimated between one and two million.
    211. Humanitarian flights for Ukraine loaded with weapons, protesting airport workers claim
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Airport workers in Italy claim "humanitarian" cargo from Pisa was actually aimed at fuelling the conflict.
    212. The politically driven campaign against Harvard anthropologist John Comaroff
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The attack on Harvard anthropology professor John Comaroff has taken to a new level the campaign to purge American colleges and universities on the basis of anti-democratic identity politics.
    213. Under the Wolfsangel: The uncomfortable truth about radical ideologies in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Nazi influence on modern-day Ukrainian politics is clear, tangible, and willfully ignored by its Western supporters.
    214. Conflict In Ukraine Used To Silence Voices Of Dissent In The United States
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Clearing the FOG speaks with political comedian Lee Camp about the sudden de-platforming that happened to him when RT America abruptly shut down after the Russian military intervention in Ukraine last month. Camp lost his program Redacted Tonight that aired weekly for the past eight years, and he was kicked off of other platforms such as Spotify. Camp talks about the big picture of growing censorship, the state of the media and freedom of the press, and the assault on the public's access to information that counters the narrative in the corporate media.
    215. International Day of Action for Rivers 2022
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    216. Nuclear expert speaks on the dangers of war between the US and Russia
      Interview with Greg Mello

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Nuclear war is not one or two Hiroshima-sized bombs. The imagination cannot encompass nuclear war. Nuclear war means nuclear winter. It means the collapse of very fragile electronic, financial, governmental, administrative systems that keep everyone alive. We’d be lucky to reboot in the early 19th century. And if enough weapons are detonated, the collapse of the Earth’s ozone layer would mean that every form of life that has eyes could be blinded. The combined effects of a US-Russian nuclear war would mean that pretty much every terrestrial mammal, and many plants, would become extinct.
    217. Waltzing Toward Armageddon with the Merchants of Death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The doctrine of permanent war dominated our lives during the Cold War and dominates our lives now.
    218. The West's Hands in Ukraine as Bloody as Putin's
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      There is a discursive nervous tic all over social media at the moment, including from prominent journalists such as Guardian columnist George Monbiot. The demand is that everyone not only "condemn" Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine, but do so without qualification.
    219. I Work for Sputnik News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Torture, whistleblowing, extraordinary rendition, secret prisons, solitary confinement and corruption in the justice system. Those are Kiriakou's subjects and he is happy to talk about them anywhere.
    220. Worthy & Unworthy Victims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The life of a Palestinian or an Iraqi child is as precious as the life of a Ukrainian child. No one should live in fear and terror. No one should be sacrificed on the altar of Mars.
    221. Australian Government Sanctions People For Sharing Unauthorized Thoughts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Stomping on speech which doesn't align with the authorized opinions of the government and the globe-spanning empire of which it is a member state.
    222. The Casualties of Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Diabolic methods of propaganda and perception management are at work now that have no precedent. This is war waged in a new way — against domestic populations as well as those declared as enemies.
    223. In These Days of Great Tension
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Rather than allow this war to escalate and for positions to harden, it is important for the guns to go silent and the discussions to recommence. writes Vijay Prashad.
    224. The Crisis in Ukraine is a Planetary Crisis Provoked by the U.S. that Threatens Nuclear War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    225. The Crisis in Ukraine is a Planetary Crisis Provoked by the U.S. that Threatens Nuclear War
      Boyd-Barrett, Oliver

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In the United States and its allies, Russia confronts an adversary which is the only country ever to have used nuclear weapons on another. This is also an adversary which has many times since considered using nuclear weapons again.
    226. National Endowment for Democracy Deletes Records of Funding Projects in Ukraine
      Deletion needed to preserve big lie of an unprovoked Russian invasion

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) -- a CIA offshoot founded in the early 1980s to advance "democracy promotion" initiatives around the world—has deleted all records of funding projects in Ukraine from their searchable "Awarded Grants Search" database.
    227. Pity the Nation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Fact-based arguments Scott Ritter made challenging the case for war against Iraq were effectively silenced. Today he sees the same template in play towards anyone challenging the dogma of 'Putinism.
    228. A Proposed Solution to the Ukraine War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      An end to the invasion and war in Ukraine can only be guaranteed if Russia’s security is itself guaranteed. Security is largely indivisible. Security for one state requires security for others, says the Los Alamos Study Group.
    229. Western cancel culture has gone nuclear in targeting an entire country
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      By now, we're all used to righteous people pitching fits and ganging up, mean-girl style, on those they feel have committed transgressions against the status quo. But amid the conflict in Ukraine, some are actually trying to deplatform the world's largest country by attacking anyone and anything even remotely associated with it.
    230. Erklarung zur Abstimmung uber den Ukraine-Antrag von SPD/CDU/CSU, Bündnis 90/DIE Grune und FDP
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    231. War, Conflict & Enemies of Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The frenzy engendered by the Ukraine conflict reinforces a herd mentality that cries out for critical thinking.
    232. George Monbiot: NATO's witchfinder
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In everything he writes George Monbiot accepts what pro-Western sources report as gospel and on this basis alone denounces his opponents.
    233. How Zelensky Made Peace With Neo-Nazis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      While Western media deploy Zelensky's heritage to refute accusations of neo-Nazis in Ukraine, the president now depends on them as front line fighters in the war with Russia.
    234. Russia-Ukraine: Western media are acting as cheerleaders for war
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Journalists are cheering on the arming of militias and civilians making improvised explosives - acts they usually treat as terrorism
    235. Secret trackers and hidden cameras expose how some movers could be ripping you off
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A group of moving companies is offering low quotes and then increasing the total cost of moves by thousands of dollars -- in some cases grossly over-estimating the weight of goods to be moved, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found. Questionable moving practices are on the rise, industry experts say.
    236. Spotify Purges Dissident Voices In Latest Censorship Escalation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Multiple American podcasters who speak critically of the political status quo in their country are reporting that their channels have been shut down as the censorship campaign against Russia-backed media continues to escalate.
    237. Defending Freedom And Democracy Sure Requires An Awful Lot Of Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Perhaps we have foolishly consented to a reality where the most powerful people in the world get to control the information people consume in order to shut down dissent against a murderous and oppressive globe-spanning oligarchic empire.
    238. Russia and the West: between sanctions and war
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      On sanctions as economic war.
    239. How are the Germans keeping warm?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    240. Foreign Agents Designation Causes Media Cold War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Media based in countries the United States regards as enemies, such as Russia and China, even if they are privately owned, are required to register as "foreign agents." So are media which run reports critical of U.S. foreign policy, like Al Jazeera. Other state owned-media, like the BBC, CBC, Deutsche Welle, let alone Voice of America, are not required to register.
    241. Russia-Ukraine Resources: History, context and analysis of the crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Articles and interviews examining the context and background of the 2022 crisis.
    242. Sleepy Joe's Ukraine Hypocrisy Is Truly Beyond Measure
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    243. Ukraine: What Will Be Done and What Should Be Done?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    244. Chronicle of a War Foretold
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    245. Experts Warned For Years That NATO Expansion Would Lead To This
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Analysts and diplomats have been saying since the 1990s that NATO expansion would eventually spark a conflict in Eastern Europe.
    246. The main enemy is at home
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The outbreak of war is always a human disaster with unforeseeable consequences. The 'fog of war,' incessant propaganda, rapidly changing events, our own confused thoughts and emotions, all make it exceedingly difficult to know how to react.
    247. In Ukraine, 'No One Hears That There Is a Diplomatic Solution'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    248. Twelve Thoughts On Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    249. Why Putin Went to War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Russia says it has no intentions of controlling Ukraine and its military operation is only to "demilitarize" and "de-Nazify" Ukraine in an action taken after 30 years of the U.S. pushing Russia too far, writes Joe Lauria.
    250. Canceling talks with Russia won't achieve anything
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The United States and its European partners have no vital interests in Ukraine — and therefore should be prepared to compromise.
    251. No Actually The US Empire Is Still The Power To Criticize
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    252. No To Preventive Detention: From Palestine, to Guantanamo, to U.S. Jails!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      On administrative detention of 500 Palestinians when they announced a boycott of Israeli military courts.
    253. Trans ideology has captured the university
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    254. Trans privilege
      It is an outrage that Lia Thomas is allowed to compete against women

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    255. US Foreign Policy Is a Cruel Sport
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    256. Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Neo-Nazi Publicity Stunt in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    257. What Is the Difference Between Kosovo & Donbass?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      When the corporate media push for war, one of their main weapons is propaganda by omission. In the case of the recent crisis in Ukraine, Western journalists have omitted key context about the expansion of NATO since the end of the Cold War, as well as US support for the Maidan coup in 2014. A third and crucial case of propaganda by omission relates to the integration of neo-Nazis into the Ukrainian armed forces If the corporate media reported more critically about Western support for the neo-Nazi-infested Ukrainian security services, and how these forces function as a front-line proxy of US foreign policy, public support for war might be reduced and military budgets called into greater question.
      As recent coverage demonstrates, one way of resolving this issue is by not mentioning the inconvenient matter of Ukrainian neo-Nazis altogether.
    258. Expelled from a Progressive Think Tank - for the Crime of Denouncing Antifa Violence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    259. Russia-Ukraine is an Information War, So Government Intelligence Needs More Scrutiny Than Ever
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    260. Why I stopped being a good girl
      Women can no longer afford to sit out the gender wars

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      How can feelings (gender identity) always take precedence over material reality (biological sex)?
    261. "If you want peace, prepare for war" (Russia, Ukraine, NATO, EU)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      An explanatory article on the background and geo-political rivalries leading to the 2022 escalation of conflict in Ukraine. The text is a translation of "Si vis pacem para bellum – Wer Frieden will rüste sich zum Krieg (Platon, Cicero, Russland, Ukraine, NATO, EU)" by Gruppen Gegen Kapital Und Nation (Groups against Capital and Nation) which was published on February 21st, two days before the Russian invasion began.
    262. The Ottawa Trucker Protest Was Disruptive. The Hysterical Reaction to It Was Worse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    263. How sensitivity readers corrupt literature
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      They sullied my memoir to suit their agenda
    264. The truckers have changed Canada forever
      The Freedom Convoy has shaken Canadian politics to its core

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    265. War in Europe and the Rise of Raw Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    266. Justin Trudeau's phoney dictatorship
      Relying on emergency powers reveals his weakness

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      When Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers to quell protests against mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations this week, it was another sign that for Western liberal democracy, business as usual is over.
    267. The truckers' revolt has exposed the left's class hatred
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    268. PBI-Canada remembers peace activist Frank Showler
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Frank Showler passed away on February 10, 2022 at the age of 102.
    269. The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Discrimination still faced by women who toil away in the fields of anthropology and archaeology.
    270. Rest in Power, Frank
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Short biography of Frank Showler, an anti-capitalist and pacifist who died at the age of 102.
    271. World Hippopotamus Day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    272. World Bonobo Day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    273. The Crisis in Ukraine Is Not About Ukraine. It's About Germany
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    274. How the Left betrayed the Truckers
      The convoy is despised by those who should support it

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Ottawa's truckers are a symptom of the massive class divide that is opening up across the West. Marxists are sticking their heads in the sand about this generational moment, or papering it over with absurd topsy-turvy leaps.
    275. Resource Limits to American Capitalism & the Predator State Today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      James K. Galbraith discusses the shift of US capitalism from an industrial state to what he calls a predator state: a finance-led, military-centered corporate republic that continues to prevail. To overcome it, he lays out what is needed to focus on employment, stability and adjustments to rising resource costs.
    276. Freedom Convoy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    277. I'm not sure I trust my 'rational' view of the trucker protest anymore
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Our reaction to the protest was narrative construction in real-time
    278. The Maus That Roared
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    279. US Approach to Ukraine and Russia Has Left the Domain of Rational Discourse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    280. Smearing an Entire Protest Movement as Fascistic Will Come Back to Haunt My Fellow Leftists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Canadians as a whole, and especially centre-left voters, have come to believe that the legitimacy of a movement inheres not in its size or the diversity of people and views it represents, but rather in its ability to discipline and control its supporters.
    281. What the Left can learn from the 'Freedom Convoy'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    282. Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign: Jeremy Corbyn's Political Assassination
      Zollmann, Florian; Coles, T.J.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of the British Labour Party, was subjected to a concerted propaganda campaign by the British right-wing military-industrial establishment, which regarded him as a threat to its interests. This article fleshes out the individual components of this campaign and dissects how it was amplified by the British mainstream media. As Corbyn pointed out, he was not the threat. The real 'threat' was the general public who would have used Corbyn as a political representative to bring services back into common ownership, moderately raise taxes on the wealthy, properly fund social security, and to some degree curtail British militarism abroad.
    283. Canadian Jewish Group Welcomes New Amnesty Report on Israeli Apartheid, Urges Government to Act
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    284. Israel's Apartheid Against Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Amnesty International has analysed Israel's intent to create and maintain a system of oppression and domination over Palestinians and examined its key components: territorial fragmentation; segregation and control; dispossession of land and property; and denial of economic and social rights. It has concluded that this system amounts to apartheid. Israel must dismantle this cruel system and the international community must pressure it to do so. All those with jurisdiction over the crimes committed to maintain the system should investigate them.
    285. The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy
      Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns May Cause more Harm than Good

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    286. Let's Back Up A Sec And Ask Why Free Speech Actually Matters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      To really answer the question of whether the increasingly widespread practice of Silicon Valley censorship via algorithm and deplatforming is a major problem and whether an increase in speech restriction is desirable, we need to take a step back and ask ourselves why free speech even matters in the first place.
    287. Meet the truckers: The men and women of the Freedom Convoy 2022
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The National Post spoke to truck drivers and supporters as they were driving to Ottawa for this weekend's "Freedom Convoy 2022" to protest vaccine mandates. Here is what they said about their jobs, their frustrations with government measures during the pandemic, and the rule that could kill their livelihoods.
    288. Joyce Nelson was my friend
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    289. Activists in Canada Build Construction Site on Pipeline Executives' Front Lawns
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Toronto supporters of the Wet'suwet’en land defense struggle against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline set up construction sites at the Toronto homes of TC Energy Board Chair Siim Vanaselja and Royal Bank of Canada Executive Doug Guzman. The supporters also flyered the neighborhood with photos of the two men with signs warning, "Your neighbour is pushing the Coastal Gaslink pipeline through Wet'suwet'en Territory at gunpoint."
    290. Censorship By Algorithm Does Far More Damage Than Conventional Censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    291. The death of intimacy
      Sex positivity has created a cult of celibacy

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      What's happening in heterosexual couplings now is also, crucially, about what isn't happening: a sexual famine amongst Gen Z, who are upending the entire romantic landscape as they come of age. There is less sex, but also less dating, less social interaction writ large without the intermediary of a screen.
    292. Is it already too late to say goodbye?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      My blog posts once attracted tens of thousands of shares. Then, as the algorithms tightened, it became thousands. Now, as they throttle me further, shares can often be counted in the hundreds. "Going viral" is a distant memory.
    293. As Trudeau cracks down, the left drives protesters into the right's arms again
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Divide and rule, the cultivation of tribalism, is an insurance policy against successful dissent and the threat of revolution.
    294. Joyce Nelson
      Obituary

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    295. In Memoriam: Joyce Nelson
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    296. Actual reality is infinitely preferable to the dystopian augmented reality of the Metaverse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      After isolating lockdowns and other absurd anti-science measures that have made life hell for many for the past year-and-a-half, people are thirsty for real life interactions, not Zoom calls or other digital meet-ups.
    297. Advocating for Palestine in Canada
      Histories, Movements, Action

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    298. Archaeology is under attack from wokeness
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Identifying the sex of ancient remains must stop, woke academics are demanding. If they have their way, it will be a scientific disaster.
    299. Asian socialists condemn Russia's war on Ukraine, NATO expansionism
      Statements against the war

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    300. Building That Bright Future
      Soviet Karelia in the Life Writing of Finnish North Americans

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    301. The Call of the Red-Winged Blackbird
      Essays on the common and the extraordinary

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    302. The case that changed the gender debate
      Stonewall's strategy of 'no debate' has backfired

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    303. The causes and consequences of the Ukraine war
      A lecture by John J. Mearsheimer

      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    304. Cobalt: Cradle of the Demon Metals, Birth of a Mining Superpower
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    305. The Destiny of Civilization
      Finance Capitalism, Industrial Capitalism or Socialism

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The Destiny of Civilization presents an overview of Michael Hudson's geo-political perspective: analysis which integrates economics, history, politics, archaeology and psychology.
    306. The Don: The Story of Toronto's Infamous Jail
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      An in-depth exploration of the Don Jail from its inception through jailbreaks and overcrowding to its eventual shuttering and rebirth.
    307. 'Earliest total genocide of WWII'
      How the massacre in Gudovac became a step into terror

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In the first massacre ordered by the newly established Nazi Croatia, the Ustasha shot 180 Serb villagers near Bjelovar.
    308. The End of Western Civilization
      Why It Lacks Resilience, and What Will Take Its Place

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    309. For a Better World
      The Winnipeg General Strike and the Workers' Revolt

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Looks at the history and legacies of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike.
    310. 400,000 fewer mammograms during pandemic, more advanced cancer now seen: OMA
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Doctors in Ontario are seeing more advanced cases of breast cancer after 400,000 fewer mammograms were performed in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario Medical Association says. Although screenings have since returned to normal levels, the organization warned that the temporary decrease in testing has led to many cases of the disease being diagnosed at later stages.
    311. The Freedom Convoy: The Inside Story of Three Weeks that Shook the World
      Lawton, Andrew

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    312. Frieden für die Ukraine - Wie der Krieg beendet werden kann
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    313. From Layton to Singh
      The 20-year conflict behind the NDP's deal with the Trudeau Liberals

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      An analysis of the federal NDP since 2000, examining the ongoing, unresolved tension between the grassroots members and the central bureaucracy.
    314. Für eine populäire Linke
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Wir wollen eine LINKE, die für die Mehrheit der Bevölkerung, die Arbeitenden, die Familien, die Rentnerinnen und Rentner und die sozial Benachteiligten aktiv ist.
    315. Gifted magazine writer Gerald Hannon was no stranger to controversy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Gerald Hannon, a radical sex-positive activist, journalist and social commentator, on Dec. 13, 1996.
    316. Here's what I found at the reported 'mass grave' near Mariupol
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A first-hand look at the location where Kiev claims trenches hold thousands of bodies.
    317. How to stop children being indoctrinated
      Woke textbooks should be laughed at - not censored

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      I read recently of the "flame purification" ceremony conducted by the board in charge of elementary and secondary schools in southwestern Ontario. Almost 5,000 books judged to contain outdated racial stereotypes were removed from school libraries to be burnt or recycled. Some of the incinerated remains were used as a fertiliser to plant a tree - an uplifting, progressive and environmentally conscious gesture, if one ignores the overtones of Fahrenheit 451.
    318. I know Israel practices apartheid because I helped enforce it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Rafael Silver left Israel because he could no longer be a part of a system that practices apartheid against the Palestinian people. "I have seen it in action with my own eyes," he writes. "I have enforced it during my military service in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip and supported it as an Israeli taxpayer."
    319. The Identity Myth: Why We Need to Embrace Our Differences to Beat Inequality
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      In The Identity Myth, David Swift covers the four different kinds of identity most susceptible to this trend - class, race, sex and age. He considers how the boundaries of identities are policed and how diverse versions of the same identity can be deployed to different ends. Ultimately, it is not that identities are simply more 'complex' than they appear but that there are more important commonalities. Swift argues that we must unite against these identity myths and embrace our differences to beat inequality.
    320. Invading sea lions take over B.C. fish farm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    321. Israel's Dance of Flags is a Zionist Hate Parade and, by Definition, an Act of War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    322. Kingdom of Night
      Witnesses to the Holocaust

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    323. The Last Heroes
      Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      So who really spearheaded India’s Freedom Struggle? Millions of ordinary people -- farmers, labourers, homemakers, forest produce gatherers, artisans and others -- stood up to the British. People who never went on to be ministers, governors, presidents, or hold other high public office. They had this in common: their opposition to Empire was uncompromising. In The Last Heroes, these footsoldiers of Indian freedom tell us their stories.
    324. Media Are Now Whitewashing Nazis They Had Previously Condemned
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Over the years many 'western' media have correctly reported about the Ukrainian fascists. Here is an incomplete collection.
    325. Media Support 'Self-Determination' for US Allies, Not Enemies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Non-Western media outlets have identified a precedent for Russia citing Donetsk and Luhansk's right to self-determination as a rationale for attacking Ukraine: the Kosovo War. In 1999, NATO conducted a 78-day war that helped to dismember Yugoslavia and create a new state, Kosovo, a Serbian province whose population was 90% ethnic Albanians.
    326. David Milgaard
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The victim of one of Canada's most notorious miscarriages of justice, David Milgaard spent 23 years in prison for a 1969 rape and murder he didn't commit. He died over the weekend after a short illness at the age of 69.
    327. The narcissism of America's race politics
      The realities of black British lives were eclipsed by BLM

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, the catch-all framework of "Black Lives Matter" was imported to every corner of the planet, even though race relations are not the same throughout the world. They are instead mediated by a country's unique history and culture.
      It was bizarre, watching the majority of liberal democracies use the example of America to make sense of race in their own countries.
    328. Okoknage
      The Story of the Kettle Nakoda First Nation

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The comprehensive story of the Nakoda people in their own words
    329. On Going Seriously Boom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      On what nuclear war would mean.
    330. 'Peacemaker' of death: This Ukrainian website threatens hundreds of thousands with extrajudicial killings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      For the last eight years, a group of publicly unknown activists in Ukraine have been compiling lists of 'enemies of the people' with impunity. Hundreds of thousands have been declared criminals without trial. Among them are not only Russian citizens, but also Ukrainian opposition figures and bloggers, European politicians, and US citizens. At the very least, being added to this list is a stigma that makes life difficult in Ukraine, but it can also serve as justification for imprisonment or, in some cases, even being killed.
    331. Rare Merit
      Women in Photography in Canada 1840 - 1940

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      As Canada took shape in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women across the country captured people and places that were entirely new to the lengs. This book shows how they did so, and the meaning their work carries.
    332. Remembering Frank Showler
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    333. Remembering Murray Dobbin: activist, intellectual, mentor, friend
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    334. 'Rublegas:' the world's new resource-based reserve currency
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Rublegas is the commodity currency du jour and it isn't nearly as complicated as NATO pretends. If Europe wants gas, all it needs to do is send its Euros to a Russian account inside Russia.
    335. The Russian language in post-Soviet Ukraine
      30 years of discrimination against the country's most popular tongue

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      How restricting use of the language, native to a large part of the country, has become one of the top priorities of the Ukrainian government.
    336. The Situation in Russia and Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    337. Smelter Wars
      A Rebellious Red Trade Union Fights for its Life in Wartime Western Canada

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    338. The South: Jim Crow and Its Afterlives
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      A memoir and historical account of growing up in the Jim Crow South.
    339. Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    340. Thick Skin: Field Notes from a Sister in the Brotherhood
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      For more than two decades, Hilary Peach worked as a transient welder and was one of the only women in the Boilermakers Union. This is her story.
    341. Those who violated the Geneva Conventions at Guantánamo are free, while the man who helped expose their crimes languishes in prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    342. Tree Thieves
      Crime and Survival in North America's Woods

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    343. The Uber Files
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      The secret story of how the tech giant won access to world leaders, cozied up to oligarchs and dodged taxes amid chaotic global expansion.
    344. Ukrainian fighting tactics endanger civilians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Ukrainian forces have put civilians in harm's way by establishing bases and operating weapons systems in populated residential areas, including in schools and hospitals, as they repelled the Russian invasion that began in February, Amnesty International says,
    345. John Warnock
      Obituary

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    346. West Lincoln councillor breached code of conduct during 'freedom convoy': Integrity Commissioner
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      West Lincoln Councillor Harold Jonker will be suspended from the Niagara-area council without pay for 30 days and be required to account for and pay back all food and gifts received during his participation in the anti-mandate protest around Parliament Hill. Jonker's participation in the so-called "Freedom Convoy," which began on January 28, 2022 and was determined by Ottawa Police to be "unlawful activity", led to a call by West Lincoln Integrity Commissioner John Mascarin for an investigation.
    347. Western media clubs together to white-wash Ukrainian Neo-Nazis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Multiple outlets use the same talking points, quotes, and 'experts' to whitewash Ukraine's notorious Azov regiment.
    348. The woke mob are headed down the same well-trodden book-burning road as the Conquistadors and the Nazis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    349. You can't police offence
      Politicians shouldn't try to outlaw psychological distress

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
      Delivering people from psychological distress is the business of therapists or priests, not lawmakers.
    350. Your Man in Saughton Jail Part 1
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    351. Zeitenwende - Der Linksliberalismus und der Abschied von der liberalen Gesellschaft
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2022
      Published: 2022
    352. Key Biodiversity Areas
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2022
      KBAs are sites that contribute to the persistence of biodiversity nationally and globally. Found across land, freshwater, and marine environments, KBAs support rare and threatened species and ecosystems, as well as key natural processes.
    353. Sanctions Kill
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2022

    2021

    1. Sense and Nonsense About Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    2. The left's contempt for bodily autonomy during the pandemic is a gift to the right
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      When did parts of the left get so contemptuous of the principle of "bodily autonomy"? Answer: Just about the time they started fetishising vaccines as the only route out of the current pandemic.
    3. Greenlanders shipped to Denmark as children seek compensation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Inuit children were sent to the former colonial power as part of a failed social experiment that left them traumatised.
    4. Things are getting better and better and bettxrxr and bxzyxxx
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    5. Inside the US push to uncover Indigenous boarding school graves
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Researchers say unmarked graves likely will be found at majority of boarding schools for Indigenous children across US.
    6. A database for the displaced
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The Kushan Baladi initiative (literally: land title initiative) was founded to create an official register of Palestinian land ownership inside the 1948 boundaries of historic Palestine, now Israel.
    7. Anti-Vaxxer Protest
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Account of an anti-vaxxer protest in Toronto.
    8. The tribal left's a mirror image of the tribal right
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    9. Following the Science?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      "Following the science" has been the mantra of public officials from the very beginning of the pandemic. But what does "following the science" actually mean? When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make?
    10. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2021
      Following the science

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make? We should be sceptical of anyone who says that it can, because that isn’t actually what science does. It can certainly provide information we need to take into account when making choices and trade-offs, but choices don’t automatically follow from science.
    11. The politics of rebranding
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      How politics and social activism have too often become exercises in rebranding not material change.
    12. Justice for Julian Assanger is Justice for All
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Following the final High Court hearing to decide whether or not Julian Assange is to be extradited to the United States - for the 'crime' of revealing a landscape of government crimes and lies -- John Pilger looks back on the decade Assange has been fighting for his freedom, and the implications for independent journalists and the very notion of justice.
    13. New research shows 50 year binge on chemical fertilisers must end to address the climate crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      New research shows that synthetic nitrogen fertilisers are a major driver of the climate crisis, responsible for 1 out every 40 tonnes of GHGs currently pumped into the atmosphere. Now is the time for the world to kick its addiction to synthetic nitrogen fertilisers and urgently transition to farming without fossil fuels and chemicals.
    14. The Planetary Rift
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      In "Imperialism in the Anthropocene," we developed an argument that departs from most traditions on the left, in that it takes physical geography seriously as the climate catastrophe demands. Thus, we explained how low-latitude countries, essentially the Global South, are affected most, as a result of Earth System dynamics, by climate change, independently of the fact that they are already economically exploited by the nations of the Global North.
    15. World Development under Monopoly Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The recent period of globalization - following the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the reintegration of China into the world economy - is one where global value chains have become the dominant organizational form of capitalism. The big question is whether this global value chain world is contributing to, or detracting from, real human development. Is it establishing a more equal, less exploitative, less poverty-ridden world?
    16. We demand real zero, not net zero!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Net zero emissions and other false solutions allow polluters to continue polluting, says this statement adopted by the Oilwatch International Global Gathering in Nigeria in October 2021.
    17. Ecosocialism Not Extinction!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Ecosocialist Alliance statement on the opening of 2021 UN climate talks in Glasgow.
    18. Red tape bad, more red tape better
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Ontario's Progressive Conservative government, which bestowed the slogan "Open for Business" on the province after it took office, has been living up to its name by "cutting red tape" in order to make life easier for businesses. Ministerial Zoning Orders, which allow developers to build what they want, where they want, without being bothered by tiresome requirements like environmental assessments or public meetings, are a good example of what the Ford government means by cutting red tape.
    19. Covered Bridge Potato Chips
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The hunt for Covered Bridge Sea Salt and Pepper potato chips.
    20. Library and Archives Canada service cuts hindering research, historians complain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Researchers say recent service cuts at Canada's national archives are making their work - already hampered by COVID-19 - even more challenging.
    21. These African animators are saving their native languages using cartoons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The African continent hosts roughly one-third of the world’s approximately 7,000 living languages. Due to the relentless dominance of international languages such as English and French, native languages are increasingly coming under threat.
    22. How Democracy Ends
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The pandemic events of 2020-2021 outline a potential pathway for a future democratically elected President of the United States to systematically end democracy.
    23. Trans backlash on Atwood shows that while women have been freed from the control of men, they're now controlled by men in dresses
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Why should award-winning author Margaret Atwood have to endure an online onslaught from trans activists who refuse to acknowledge basic biology, simply for retweeting an article that questions the erasure of the word 'woman'?
    24. Public health or private wealth?
      How digital vaccine passports pave way for unprecedented surveillance capitalism

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    25. Public health or private wealth?
      How digital vaccine passports pave way for unprecedented surveillance capitalism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    26. Super Imperialism: The economic strategy of American empire with economist Michael Hudson
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Economist Michael Hudson discusses the update of his book "Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire" and the financial motivations behind the US new cold war on China and Russia.
    27. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 13, 2021
      Light and darkness

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The more we learn, the more we realize how little we know. Each question we answer opens the door to more questions, because there are always more questions than answers. We are called upon to attempt to answer at least a few of the questions that seem important to us, but we do well to keep in mind that our answers are tentative and incomplete, always subject to revision in the light of further investigation. It can be difficult to remain critical, and self-critical, but self-righteousness and absolute certainty, no matter how emotionally satisfying they may be, only do harm, to ourselves, and to those we interact with. This issue of Other Voices offers some fragments of knowledge and insight, and it also raises questions.
    28. Shekon Neechie statement on "Open letter to the Council of the Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian Public"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The undersigned applaud the CHA for their “Canada Day Statement” and refute the arguments used by the signatories of the “Open Letter” in the 9 August 2021 issue of The Dorchester Review to denounce it.
    29. World-Class Scientist Calls Out Medical Journal For Smearing Lockdown Critics Instead Of Proving Them Wrong
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      A respected vaccine safety researchers says that scientific institutions are killing their own legitimacy by enabling and perpetrating lies, distortions, smears, and unwarranted hysteria about COVID-19. "Open and honest discourse is critical for science and public health. As scientists, we must now tragically acknowledge that 400 years of scientific enlightenment may be coming to an end," writes Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University and coauthor of the Great Barrington Declaration.
    30. Kathleen Stock is the real victim of hate here
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    31. Cancelling the Beat Generation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      What is extraordinary is the way in which the assaults on the Beat legacy have now switched from the Right to the Left.
    32. Critical Race Theory's new disguise
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Implementing a grievance model into our youth education curriculum will not fix the problems it purports to solve. There is, after all, a dearth of evidence suggesting that DEI programmes advance diversity, equity or inclusion.
    33. "Low-carbon" Misses the Point: Arguments Favoring Nuclear Power as a Climate "Solution" are Fundamentally Misframed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The climate argument for using nuclear power assumes that since nuclear power generation directly releases no CO2, it can be an effective climate solution. It can’t, because new (or even existing) nuclear generation costs more per kWh than carbon-free competitors -- efficient use and renewable power -- and thus displaces less carbon per dollar (or, by separate analysis, per year): less not by a small margin but by about an order of magnitude (factor of roughly ten).
    34. What Is Diversity? And Why Is It Valuable?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Suppose I just get back from vacation, and you ask me how it went. "Oh, it was wonderful," I say, "There was such diversity." That wouldn’t answer your question at all. Instead, you'd want to know two things: Diversity of what? And why would that sort of diversity make the vacation better? It doesn't make sense to speak about diversity, full stop. There's only diversity of this or that. And diversity isn't always valuable. Despite this, higher education continues to talk about diversity in the abstract.
    35. The Names You'll Never Know
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Americans have been killing civilians since before there was a United States. At home and abroad, civilians -- Pequots, African Americans, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Filipinos, Haitians, Japanese, Germans, Koreans, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Laotians, Afghans, Iraqis, Syrians, Yemenis, and Somalis, among others -- have been shot, burned, and bombed to death. So many civilians have been obliterated, incinerated, or "shredded" in America’s forever wars. Who in the United States remembers them? Who here ever knew of them in the first place?
    36. Palestinian village pledges to struggle 'until land is returned'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The village of Kufr Qaddoum near Nablus is paying a high price for its weekly protests against the theft of its land.
    37. 'Bodies with vaginas'?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, is in hot water over its latest issue. A quote on the cover from a senior editor has triggered widespread outrage on social media for "dehumanizing" and "erasing" women. "Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected," says the pull quote on the cover of its latest issue, with a publication date of September 25, 2021.
    38. Gaslighting The Public: Serial Deceptions By The State-Corporate Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Other than the ever-present risk of nuclear war, there is no greater threat to humanity than the climate crisis. And there is no more damning example of gaslighting by state-corporate media when they tell us we can trust governments and corporations to do what is required to avert catastrophe.
    39. Bill Gates' Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The health emergency of the coronavirus is inseparable from the health emergency of extinction, the health emergency of biodiversity loss, and the health emergency of the climate crisis. All of these emergencies are rooted in a mechanistic, militaristic, anthropocentric worldview that considers humans separate from—and superior to—other beings. Beings we can own, manipulate, and control. All of these emergencies are rooted in an economic model based on the illusion of limitless growth and limitless greed, which violate planetary boundaries, and destroy the integrity of ecosystems and individual species.
    40. Anarchist Bookfair bans anarchist publisher
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The organizers of Montreal's Anarchist Book Fair have banned Black Rose Books, who have been publishing anarchist books since the 1960s, from participating. The reason given is that Black Rose publishes
    41. Judith Butler's toxic nonsense
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    42. Greece Gives Birth to Another Virulent Neo-Nazi Party
      Is the U.S. Ambassador One of Its Proud Godfathers?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      This article explores Greek far-right organizations such as Golden Dawn and the "Greeks for the Fatherland" party, as well as former far-right MP Ilias Kasidiaris. He further explores American involvement in fostering the Far Right in the "cradle of democracy."
    43. The complications from sex reassignment surgery are horrific -- but in today's trans-activist world, we can't talk about this
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      There is an unspoken price being paid for the fashionable transgender theories of our day. There are unseen victims, invisible, though in plain sight. They are hidden because their supporters believe too blindly, and their detractors write them off, and their misery is facilitated by a lack of open discussion and a censorship of the facts. These hidden victims are the young transgenders themselves, who are led to believe so strongly that they can ‘change their sex’ that they undergo sex-reassignment surgery, only to find themselves not just disappointed by the result, but horrified. These are true victims, in the sense that many of them suffer horrific and irreversible physical damage and pain
    44. The Far Left and the Far Right Actually Have a Lot in Common
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      It is the strangest thing to know that most of the regular people attracted to both the far left and the far right very clearly appear to be motivated by a desire to stand up to an elite that is actively destroying the lives of so many people around the world, but they have such radically differing ideas of each other’s motivations, and of the nature of the elite they oppose.
    45. Wheatley explosion could be 'tip of the iceberg' in Ontario given number of abandoned wells: expert
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      An explosion in Wheatley, Ontario which sent 7 people to hospital, believed to be caused by an abandoned gas well is the extreme example of what can happen if such wells are not properly plugged.
    46. Don't expect tech giants to build back better
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Tech giants need to quantify human behaviour to make money from it. The pandemic, by forcing much of our lives online, has shown just how much money they can make.
    47. The Downsides of Masking Young Students Are Real
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    48. Where Are They? The Disappeared: When Remembering is a Political Act of Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Every day, people disappear in many parts of the world. Some of these disappearances are investigated by police and the family of the disappeared. But too often the perpetrator is not a criminal or a gang, but rather the police or other agents of a nation state or a government.
    49. Watching The News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Watching "The National" on CBC, as well as some local news programs, is proving to be an interesting experience. I haven't lived in a house with TV for more than 15 years, and hadn't watched TV news for many more years before that, so I come to this experience as a more-or-less naive outsider.
    50. Stop Deep-Sea Mining
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Advocates for the end of exploitation of mineral resources through deep-sea mining until sufficent scientific information has been obtained on if deep-sea mining can be done without damage to the marine environment.
    51. Afghanistan and the "experts"
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Tthe "experts" are never wrong. When each intervention turns into yet another predictable disaster -- predicted by others, of course, not by the "experts" -- the "experts" never acknowledge their mistakes, and the media never holds them to account.
    52. Open Letter to the Council of the Canadian Historical Association and the Canadian public
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Historians express grave disappointment with the Canadian Historical Association's2021 Canada Day Statement.
    53. The Canadian Historical Association's Fake 'Consensus' on Canadian Genocide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Last month, the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) issued a public 'Canada Day Statement" -- described as having been "unanimously approved" by the group's governing council -- declaring that "existing historical scholarship" makes it "abundantly clear" that Canada's treatment of Indigenous peoples amounts to “genocide." The authors also claimed that there is a "broad consensus" among historians on the existence of Canadian "genocidal intent" (also described elsewhere in the statement as "genocidal policies" and "genocidal systems").
    54. Robert Moses: An Equal Rights Militant in a Land of Unfulfilled Promises
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    55. The smear campaign against the Great Barrington Declaration
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Demonizing those who question lockdowns.
    56. Craig Murray's jailing is the latest move in a battle to snuff out independent journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Craig Murray, a former ambassador to Uzbekistan, the father of a newborn child, a man in very poor health and one who has no prior convictions, will have to hand himself over to the Scottish police on Sunday morning. He becomes the first person ever to be imprisoned on the obscure and vaguely defined charge of "jigsaw identification".
    57. The Burning of Canada's Churches
      Dozens have gone up in flames, and the prime minister’s response is tepid

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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    58. Papers Instead of Human Lives: The Sentencing of Daniel Hale
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in jail for telling the truth about the U.S. program of drone assassinations.
    59. Trauma is constant for Gaza's children
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      This article discusses the constant violence that children in Gaza are exposed to at the hands of Israel, and the long-term psychological effects that sustained trauma can have.
    60. What’s the worst thing about being cancelled?
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      It's impossible to talk about cancel culture without acknowledging how fiercely social humans are. As frightening as it is to experience threats of violence, as disturbing as it is to suffer abuse, what's truly dreadful is the feeling of being ostracised. There’s no "I" without a "we" to reflect it back to you. When the "I" in other people’s eyes is a gross, despicable caricature of who you think you are, that's an attack on your fundamental sense of yourself as human, broadcast on the inhuman scale of social media.
    61. I had ten minutes to evacuate my life
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      I do not believe any human being should ever be accustomed to wars; it is just abnormal to live under fire and rockets with this amount of tension. Neither Abdallah, nor any other child should ever get used to wars.
    62. These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions Can Shatter the Mythology that Sanctifies U.S. Imperialism
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    63. Why Black Lives Matter Can't be Co-opted
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Black Lives Matter BLM never was and never had the potential to be what people like this fantasized that it was.
    64. Climate Change: Why we can't trust mainstream media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      A Q&A on capitalism, media, and climate. Explains How and why mainstream media minimizes climate change.
    65. Israeli spyware used to target journalists, activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Activists, politicians and journalists from around the world – including from Al Jazeera – were targeted in a surveillance operation using software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak by The Guardian, The Washington Post and 15 other media outlets.
    66. Women's rights at stake in fight over men in female spa area
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    67. The obliteration of memories
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Over 16,000 housing units were damaged during the recent [2021] Israeli attacks on Gaza. What that number doesn't capture however is what else was lost in those places -- the irreplaceable photos, keepsakes, and possessions and that made each a home.
    68. Auschwitz survivor and fighter against fascism Esther Bejarano has died
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    69. Michael Ratner's inspiring activist life culminated with dramatic change on Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Michael Ratner personally changed human rights law, and in doing so he let go childhood views of Israel. "I thought of [Israel] as the home of my people. I had my bedroom ceiling painted with the seven wonders of the world and a huge map of Israel. I had no idea how my view of Israel would change later in life."
    70. 'Beita is undefeatable': Inside the struggle to save this Palestinian village from Israeli settlers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      In early May, a group of Israeli settlers arrived with caravans and set up an illegal outpost on the top of Jabal Sabih on the outskirts of Beita, in the northern occupied West Bank. Every single day since then, protests in the village have been nonstop.
    71. Key Assange Witness Recants - With Zero Corporate Media Coverage
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Sigurdur Ingi Thordarson confessed to Icelandic outlet Stundin that he used his position to steal money from Wikileaks and received immunity from the FBI in a quid pro quo. This article critiques the lack of coverage about this in corporate media, and argues thatthe global corporate press long ago decided to side with the US national security state.
    72. A Remarkable Silence: Media Blackout After Key Witness Against Assange Admits Lying
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      A major witness in the US case against Julian Assange has admitted fabricat­ing key accusati­ons in the indictment against the Wikileaks founder. But all of this is seemingly of no interest to the ‘mainstream’ media.
    73. Private moments captured on home security cameras being live streamed again on website
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Cybersecurity experts say with home security cameras becoming more popular and people working from home during the pandemic, it's vital the public is educated about how to keep their cameras secure.
    74. Dying for environmental democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      This article is about Peruvian indigenous environmental defenders in Latin America, a region described as one of the world's deadliest areas for enviromental human rights defenders. Tran focuses on the indigenous Ashanika defenders and their plight in fighting for environmental justice.
    75. The Goal of These Ads Is to Distract From Their Actual Business Model
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      CounterSpin interview with Duncan Meisel on oil industry greenwashing.
    76. US seizes three dozen websites used for 'Iranian disinformation'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    77. From fear to solidarity: Canada’s Jewish community and Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      For Jewish people who are already on edge, social media has created an echo chamber where their worst fears are affirmed and amplified by like-minded people. Suddenly, they’re seeing anti-Semitism everywhere. But it isn’t fear of rockets from Hamas that has got some people spooked. It’s the fact that Israel’s supporters were on the defensive against an unprecedented show of public support for the Palestinians, as well as a changing media landscape where critical opinions about Israel are now leaking through the cracks. Indeed, the traditional pro-Israel consensus that has long dominated the corporate media is now overwhelmingly being circumvented by new social media, where solidarity with Palestine is growing.
    78. Media Must Stop Asking Youth Activists to 'Save the World'
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Graceffo explores the recent trend in which young activists are granted international fame. She argues that the media places too much responsibility on these youth with little protection against scrutiny and hate speech while also continuing to silence voices from the Global South.
    79. Annamie Paul’s failure to confront international racism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Annamie Paul and her supporters are right to cite racism as a driving factor in her leadership crisis. But the Green leader's supporters have misplaced the source of responsibility. It is Paul's inability to view colonized peoples, notably Palestinians, as deserving of equal rights that is the source of her current troubles.
    80. Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Britain deliberately trains far fewer doctors and nurses than it needs. It makes up the difference by recruiting great numbers of trained medical staff from impoverished countries where they are already in critically short supply.
    81. Lost Children
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The threat of death was part of life at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. So why is it so hard to determine how many children died there?
    82. Concerning Life
      An Open Letter to Jean- Pierre Dupuy and Wolfgang Palaver

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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      "Saving lives" has justified every policy adopted to counteract the pandemic during the last year, and life is likely to continue as the sacred sign in which the revised social order that emerges from the pandemic will root its legitimacy. Accordingly, it seems important to seek some clarity on what is now meant by this word.
    83. 'Net zero' emissions is a dangerous hoax
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    84. U.S. Imperialists Deprive Cuba of Syringes That Are Needed Now
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Cuba, the first Latin America country to develop its own COVID-19 vaccines, presently is short of syringes for immunizing its population against the virus. It’s not feasible for Cuba to make its own syringes. The U.S. blockade prevents Cuba from importing them from abroad.
    85. Exposing How Pro-Israel Groups Manufacture Antisemitism Narratives
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      These narratives attempt to have the public, media and politicians focus on bogus allegations of antisemitism instead of Israel’s actions.
    86. Was there a Wuhan lab leak?
      An inquiry won’t dig out the truth. It will deepen the deception

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      For many years, scientists at labs like Wuhan’s have conducted Frankenstein-type experiments on viruses. They have modified naturally occurring infective agents – often found in animals such as bats – to try to predict the worst-case scenarios for how viruses, especially coronaviruses, might evolve. The claimed purpose has been to ensure humankind gets a head start on any new pandemic, preparing strategies and vaccines in advance to cope.
    87. Shamelessness, Thy Name is Blinken
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      It was only eight years ago that it was the US that was forcing down a plane, only in that case it was not just any plane but rather one carrying a head of state, Bolivian President Evo Morales. But as with this latest incident the goal was harassing an "independent media' and nabbing a critic. In that 2013 incident the real target was Edward Snowden, source for one of the biggest stories of the century: the disclosure thousands of documents from a global spying program by the top secret US National Security Agency where he had been employed as a private contractor.
    88. Groups That Aid Israel's War Crimes Can't Deny All Responsibility for Those Crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      But here is something that can be said with equal certainty. Israel’s apologists – whether Jews or non-Jews – cannot deny all responsibility for Israel's war crimes when they actively aid and abet Israel in committing those crimes, or when they seek to demonise and silence Israel's critics so that those war crimes can be pursued in a more favourable political climate.
    89. We Want a Society Without Landlords
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The popularity of Berlin’s campaign to expropriate corporate landlords shows just how few people trust capitalism to provide them with affordable, good-quality homes.
    90. The Cautionary Tale Of "Doctor America"
      How Dr. Tom Dooley -- Once A Universally Revered Secular Saint to Millions -- Found the CIA and Lost His Halo

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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      How the Dulles brothers, the CIA and the U.S. Navy conspired to turn a decent man into a deceitful spreader of disinformation in support of the Vietnam War.
    91. Corporate Media's Double Standard: They Attack Whomever They Want, But You Cannot Criticize Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Greenwalk responsed to The Washington Post's article and Daily Beast's questions about accusations from The Intercept that he endangered their writers.
    92. ‘This time is different’: Gaza journalists on Israeli bombardment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Several Palestinian journalists have spoken to Al Jazeera of their fear and the exhaustion of covering the continuing Israeli bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip and their determination to continue their work.
    93. "Today we are Nazis," says member of Israeli Jewish extremist group
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Israeli Jewish extremists used instant messaging services to organize armed militias to attack Palestinian citizens of Israel. Voice messages, texts and other communications indicate they coordinated attacks in cities where Palestinians live in close proximity to Jews – including Haifa, Bat Yam and Tiberias in the north, and Ramla and Lydd – Lod in Hebrew – in the center, to Beersheba in southern Israel. In many cases, extremist organizers said they relied on either the active or passive support of Israeli authorities.
    94. Ex-Israeli pilot: 'Our army is a terrorist organisation run by war criminals'
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      A former Israeli Air Force pilot, Yonatan Shapira, has described the Israeli government and army as "terrorist organisations" run by "war criminals."
    95. Remembering the Committee of Concerned Canadian Jews and their fight for Palestinian rights
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Sometime in the summer of 1982, Jews in their 20s and 30s in Toronto, including myself, came out in droves to meetings of the new Committee of Concerned Canadian Jews (CCCJ). (Yes, our name was a bit awkward and wordy.)
    96. The fallacy of the colonial 'right to self-defence
      Colonial powers have long demanded the 'right to self-defence' against the people they have colonised.

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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    97. But What About Hamas's Rockets?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      We must be clear: What started this immediate horror was the intensification of Israel’s ethnic-cleansing campaign against Palestinians in East Jerusalem.
    98. This Must End
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Our current living conditions under the siege are an affront to human dignity. Concrete political action is needed NOW to end not only the current deathly bombing raids, but also this illegal occupation and siege of Gaza by Israel, immediately.
    99. Fifteen Thoughts On Palestine
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      You don't get to drop an entire colony on top of an inhabited country, grind those inhabitants into the dirt for generations, and then claim self defense every time they retaliate. That's not a thing.
    100. This isn't a civil war, it is settler-colonial brutality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      We are not seeing a "civil war" inside Israel, but rather the Israeli settler state declaring a war on its colonized "citizens," and Palestinians fighting for their liberation.
    101. Zionism's endgame has begun
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      All around us today we hear these blows falling on the central creed of Israel: the supposed right of a Jewish collective to national self-determination in a land populated by others.
    102. Boycott is a right and a duty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Israel's efforts to demonize the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) threaten a venerable form of nonviolent resistance. These efforts push for the censoring of Palestinian voices and those of our allies, undermining free speech rights and academic freedom while falsely conflating criticism of the State of Israel with anti-Jewish bigotry.
    103. The Israel Narrative Is Crumbling Because Of Phone Cameras And The Internet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Social media is teeming with viral video footage of police assaulting peaceful worshippers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, of Israelis cheering and chanting “Yimach shemam (may their names be erased)” at the sight of a fire near the mosque, of Israeli soldiers arresting Palestinian protesters using the signature knee-on-neck maneuver made famous by the murder of George Floyd, many of which have millions of views.
    104. We can defeat the corporate media’s war to snuff out independent journalism
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      as journalists seek to liberate themselves from the strictures of the old corporate media, that same corporate media is working very hard to characterise the new technology as a threat to media freedoms. This self-serving argument should be treated with a great deal of scepticism. I want to use my own experiences to argue that quite the reverse is true. And that the real danger is allowing the corporate media to reassert its monopoly over narrating the world to us.
    105. The Myth of Corbyn's Labour Failure and Neoliberalisms Western Electoral Success
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The spin on recent history presupposes two false premises. Firstly, that the era of Corbyn’s grassroots mobilisation was some sort of oxymoron democratic failure, this the available evidence belies. Secondly, that rather than being a process of direct democratic representation on behalf of the mass of society, electoral politics should be treated as some sort of advertising/marketing game designed to facilitate the careers of a small handful of individuals, operating on behalf of highly financed corporate lobbyists.
    106. The "Kill a Leftist" Law
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      So now it’ll be legal in some Neolithic U.S. states to run over leftists with your car.
    107. United States Withdraws From Afghanistan? Not Really
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      No lessons have been learned from this history. The U.S. will “withdraw,” but will also leave behind its assets to checkmate China and Russia. These geopolitical considerations eclipse any concern for the Afghan people.
    108. Orientalism and ahistoricism
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The ahistoricism of Orientalism leads Said to mimic the very discursive structures against which he polemicises. Said creates a “Western tradition” which runs in an unbroken line from the Ancient Greeks, through the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to modernism. It is a tradition which defines a coherent Western identity through a specific set of beliefs and values which remain in their essence unchanged through two millennia of European and Western history. This, of course, is the myth of “Western civilization” propagated by many an advocate of Western superiority.
    109. World's Most Tyrannical Regime Can't Stop Babbling About "Human Rights"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Like all US secretaries of state, Blinken's public statements overwhelmingly focus on the claim that other nations abuse human rights, and that it is America’s duty to defend those rights. Which is very silly, considering the fact that the US government is the single worst human rights abuser on planet Earth.
    110. The Left Continues to Destroy Itself and Others With Evidence-Free Destruction of Reputations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Equating accusations with proven fact is reckless and repressive. It is also standard behaviour in liberal politics, whereby they ruin lives without a second thought.
    111. No more plastics in Southeast Asia paradise
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Plastic waste has accumulated in Southeast Asia since China stopped importing it for recycling. The region's governments want western exporters to stop using it as a dumping ground.
    112. The Futility of Race-Naming Mass Shooters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      As simplistic and satisfying as it would be, no single demographic emerges from the data as “the typical mass shooter.” It depends on what type of mass shooting you’re looking at. In the end, focusing on the race of mass shooters is not helpful; it is not predictive of who is likely to engage in gun violence. Singling out any specific race as being dangerous is likely to do more harm than good. While race is not a useful or predictive prism through which to understand or identify mass shooters, mental illness is no better and is in many ways a distraction from the deeper issues. As with other mass shooter demographics, there is little insight to be gained by focusing on the mental health history of mass shooters. There are several reasons for this, perhaps most prominently that most mass shooters across all categories do not have a prior history of mental health treatment.
    113. Heroes But Not Saints: Why We Shouldn't 'Cancel' Flawed Progressive Icons
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Planned Parenthood need not reinforce the misconceptions about Sanger that the pro-life movement and right-wingers in general have been perpetuating for decades. These misleading views about Sanger hinge on two aspects of her life that have generated considerable controversy and debate.
    114. Human Rights Watch Confirms Israel is an Apartheid State
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The forthright branding of Israel as an apartheid state by Human Rights Watch could be a watershed moment in mainstream acceptance of what Israel has become. Human Rights Watch is not an outlier or left wing organisation. It is very much a part of the establishment in the United States and is not generally associated with hard hitting criticism that conflicts with the promoted interests of the American state. Kenneth Roth, the Human Rights Watch CEO who has been in power longer than Putin, is a darling of the New York liberal and Democratic Party Establishment. That is an important financial source for HRW and includes many members of New York’s highly altruistic liberal Jewish community.
    115. The Day The World Ended
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The day the world ended began like any other day. People woke up, had their coffee, checked their social media, kissed their loved ones, went to work. Nobody knew it was coming.
    116. Focusing Purely on Injustices in China and Russia with a Cold War Mindset Damages Human Rights Everywhere
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The essence of human rights propaganda is not lies or even exaggeration, but selectivity.
    117. The cynical hypocrisy of the world's No1 propagandist
      US pledges $300mn to fund massive global anti-China media machine

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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Chinese- and Russian-funded journalism is 'disinformation,' but when Washington spends millions on 'independent' news outlets and buying journalists to get favourable coverage of its policies, it's called 'spreading information.'
    118. The Mass Media Will Never Regain The Public’s Trust
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      It doesn’t ultimately matter what mainstream pundits and reporters believe is the cause of the public’s growing disgust with them, because there's nothing they can do to fix it anyway. The mass media will never regain the public's trust.
    119. Biden’s Climate Plan: It’s Too Late for Gradualism
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The climate emergency demands a radical and rapid decarbonization of the economy with numerical goals and timetables to transform all productive sectors, not only power production (27% of carbon emissions), but also transportation (28%), manufacturing (22%), buildings (12%), and agriculture (10%). That emergency transformation can only be met by an ecosocialist approach using public enterprise and planning. Instead, Biden's plan emphasizes corporate welfare: subsidies and tax incentives for clean energy that will take uncertain effect at a leisurely pace in the markets. Moreover, it does nothing to stop more oil and gas fracking and pipelines for more gas-fired power plants, or to shut down coal-fired power plants. Without out directly saying so, it is a plan to burn fossil fuels for decades to come.
    120. Reflections on Genocide as the Ultimate Crime
      de Zayas, Alfred; Falk, Richard

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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The misuse of the word genocide is disdainful toward relatives of the victims of the Armenian massacres, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide -- and as well a disservice to both history, law, and the prudent conduct of international relations. We already knew that we were adrift in an ocean of fake news. It is far more dangerous to discover that we are also at risk of being immersed in the turbulent waters of "fake law". We must push back with a sense of urgency. Such a development is not tolerable.
    121. Climate Scientists: 'Net Zero' is a dangerous trap
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The only way to keep humanity safe is by immediately and radically cutting emissions in a socially just way.
    122. Media's Top Meaning for 'Proxy' Is 'Iranian Ally'
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      "Proxy," defined as someone who works on someone else's behalf, is a term of delegitimation in international politics: It undermines the credibility of both those who are accused of being "proxies" and those accused of having "proxies." In the former case, the term suggests that the party in question is not representing its peoples' interests, but rather those of an outside actor. The nation described as having proxies is implicitly accused of meddling in another country's affairs.
    123. Slavery reparations are just another elite political ploy to avoid tackling the real race problems in America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Unfortunately for black Americans, be they descendants of slaves or not, slavery reparation payments -- even if Congress ultimately sanctions them – will do nothing to alleviate black poverty, or ease the bitter ongoing racial tensions that continue to tear American society apart on a daily basis. In fact, the entire slavery reparations issue is nothing more than an ideological smokescreen, behind which America’s contemporary ruling elite can continue to avoid confronting the race issue that they have consistently refused to meaningfully deal with for centuries.
    124. America's Neoliberal Financialization Policy vs. China’s Industrial Socialism
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    125. Biden isn't ending the Afghanistan War, he's privatizing it
      Special Forces, Pentagon contractors, intelligence operatives will remain

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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Over 18,000 Pentagon contractors remain in Afghanistan, while official troops number 2,500. Joe Biden will withdraw this smaller group of soldiers while leaving behind US Special Forces, mercenaries, and intelligence operatives — privatizing and downscaling the war, but not ending it.
    126. The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media. Now The CIA Is The Media.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      In totalitarian dictatorships, the government spy agency tells the news media what stories to run, and the news media unquestioningly publish it. In free democracies, the government spy agency says “Hoo buddy, have I got a scoop for you!” and the news media unquestioningly publish it.
    127. The Palestinians: "We Shall Not Be Moved"
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The resolve of the Palestinians to live on the land that is rightly theirs, despite all the Israeli efforts to dislodge them and drive them out, has never wavered. Just as the long struggle of African Americans has persisted in the face of white resistance.For both peoples their simple determination to win their rights remains their greatest strength.
    128. The intelligence of ravens and the foolishness of (some) humans
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The problem with studies that continue to propagate the idea that intelligence is a single quantity, a thing that can be measured and quantified.
    129. Agriculture's Greatest Myth
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      For policymakers, the big obstacle to global promotion and restoration of small-scale farming (leaving aside the lobbying power of agribusiness) is allegedly that, "it can't feed the world". If that claim were true, local food systems would be bound to leave people hungry and so promoting them becomes selfish, short-termist, and unethical. Nevertheless, this purported flaw in sustainable and local agriculture represents a curious charge because, no matter where one looks in global agriculture, food prices are low because products are in surplus.
    130. Mighty Moe book review
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Mighty Moe tells the story of Maureen Wilton, a youthful long-distance runner from Toronto who set a women’s world record in the marathon in 1967, when she was 13.
    131. The news media offers wall-to-wall propaganda every day. We only notice when a royal dies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      If the BBC makes its editorial decisions based on what rightwing and far-right newspaper tycoons think is good both for the country and for the world, then how is the BBC not equally rightwing?
    132. The Judicial Persecution of Steven Donziger
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      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      in the U.S., a judge acts as prosecutor and jury on behalf of a giant oil company, Chevron, as it destroys the life and career of human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. His crime? Daring to win a judgment against Chevron in an Ecuadorian court. For those less enchanted with the U.S. justice system, this is no surprise.
    133. Antidote For Rural Sprawl: Land Use Zoning
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      There will always be people who will argue that zoning is an infringement upon their freedom to build a home where they choose. Speed limits and traffic lights are an infringement of our freedom to drive at any speed we want, but society recognizes that we would have chaos without such limits. The same principles apply to land use. Most of us recognize that zoning has value. Who doesn’t believe keeping structures out of a river's flood plain or keeping a pig farm out of a residential neighborhood isn’t reasonable? We need to extend that idea to the entire landscape, or we will lose much of what we consider valuable.
    134. How I got vaccinated
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    135. How the Saami Indigenous People Fended Off Gates-funded Geoengineering Experiment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The first ever stratospheric test of geoengineering technology, funded by Bill Gates, has been suspended under pressure from the indigenous people over whose heads it would take place, the Saami of northern Scandinavia.
    136. The Plague of Historical Amnesia in the Age of Fascist Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      In the age of neoliberal tyranny, historical amnesia is the foundation for manufactured ignorance, the subversion of consciousness, the depoliticization of the public, and the death of democracy. It is part of a disimagination machine that is perpetuated in schools, higher education, and the corporate controlled media.
    137. Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates Empires 'Must Be Dismantled'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      In an interview with Dr. Joseph Mercola, Vandana Shiva says, "… if In the next decade, if we don’t protect what has to be protected … and take away the sainthood from this criminal, they will leave nothing much to be saved."
    138. Some Standard Cynical CIA-Style Cuba Covid Reporting at The Washington Post
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Imperial cynics and propagandists can only see the world through the lens of cynicism and propaganda, which they project on to others.
    139. The Business of Scenery
      Why America's national parks need new management

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    140. Lost in Thought
      The psychological risks of meditation

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    141. Seaspiracy
      Closing the net on industrial fishing

      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      A review of Seaspiracy; the film lifts the lid on the fishing industry, described as secretive and corrupt. Seaspiracy scrutinizes ocean conservation groups like Marine Stewardship Council and the Earth Island Institute are complicit in the fishing industry, and educates viewers on the complex relationships found in ocean food chains.
    142. To Live in a Plural Society
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      No one has a right not to be offended. All of us have a duty to challenge bigotry. These two claims are not just compatible, they are often interconnected. Today, though, many view these as conflicting perspectives. To give offence to other cultures or faiths, they argue, is to foment racism; to challenge racism, one should refrain from giving offence.
    143. The Amazon Chernobyl is a Warning for Us All
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      From the Athabasca to the Niger Delta to the Ecuadorian Amazon, the fossil fuel industry, along with other extractive industries, are drenched in the blood of countless innocent people and responsible for ecological annihilation on a scale that is unimaginable.
    144. Islamic Homophobia is Empowered by Leftist Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      This piece scrutinizes homophobia in the Muslim community and explores the left's reluctance to criticize it in a consistent and productive manner.It argues that the word Islamophobia is a deliberate conflation that blends criticism of an ideology (Islam) with criticism of a people (Muslims). This allows the silencing of any critics of Islam through the accusation of Islamophobia, which carries an inferred accusation of hatred against Muslims – something which would be far better described as Muslimophobia or anti-Muslim bigotry. Due to this conflation, the fear of being accused of Islamophobia makes individuals hesitant to highlight the abhorrent nature of Islamic homophobia, its theological roots, and the corresponding Islamic jurisprudence that results in the ongoing persecution of LGBT people.
    145. Money Is Made Up And We Can Change The Rules Whenever We Want
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Have you ever noticed how online capitalism cultists who condescendingly tell socialists they “just don’t understand economics” are always unable to lucidly defend their own understanding of economics? If you've never pressed such a character to clearly and concisely explain what it is you "don't understand" using their own words, I highly recommend that you try it, because it’s one of the funniest things in the world.
    146. Enbridge is "funding and incentivizing" Minnesota police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Line 3's mostly female, indigenous opponents say they're being harassed by local cops bankrolled by the Canadian oil giant.
    147. Private ownership of long-term care homes means overcrowding and more deaths
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The bottom linecknowledge, is that private ownership is associated with overcrowding, failure to invest in modernization, and more deaths. This certainly seems like an argument in favour of ending private ownership of long-term care facilities.
    148. WSJ Rage at 'Woke' China Foreshadows New Redbaiting of Social Justice Activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The Wall Street Journal editorial board has accused a major Chinese newspaper, and by extension the People’s Republic of China, of exploiting progressive rhetoric around racial justice to create division in the United States.
    149. BBC secrets revealed: Leaked files indicate UK state media engaged in anti-Moscow information warfare operations in Eastern Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Within a tranche of secret UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) papers, recently leaked by hacktivist collective Anonymous, are files indicating that BBC Media Action (BBCMA) -- the outlets 'charitable' arm – plays a central role in Whitehall-funded and directed psyops initiatives targeted at Russia.
    150. Boring Revelations and Fanciful Victimhood: The Harry-Meghan-Oprah Show
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The Prince Harry-Meghan Markle revelations were boring, uninspiring, tedious, self-promoting celluloid slush. For a moment, royalty gorgers and gloaters could forget the pandemic, the deaths of over 500,000 Americans, millions of job losses and incompetent governance. They could feast their eyes on a privileged couple being interviewed in the environs of Californian luxury talking about their terrible hardships.
    151. Britain proudly announces a plan to 'protect journalists' – but if it really cared it would free Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Scarcely a day goes by without the UK Government's sounding off on the persecution of journalists somewhere–other than in the UK of course.
    152. Like the Diana story, Meghan’s fight with the Royals will ensure nothing really changes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Oprah Winfrey's interview with Meghan and Harry is a perfect case study of how an important political debate about the corrupting role of the monarchy on British life gets shunted aside yet again, not just by the endless Royal soap opera but by supposedly progressive identity politics.
    153. Sweden: Apocalypse Not
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      From the moment Covid-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, Western public-health agencies presented their publics with a single option: total lockdown of their societies. This was an improvised and untested option with many risks. After more than a year, it is clear that lockdowns did not “flatten the curve” as advertised, or even likely slow the spread, as promised. Societies which avoided this shutdown approach did just as well and even better. Since there were a limited number of states which rejected total lockdowns, the experiences of dissident Sweden and, to some extent, lighter-lockdown Japan had to act as the placebos in this grand medical experiment.
    154. WANTED: A different attitude to science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      In our materialist, neoliberal society in which money is the measure of all things science is construed, and taught, almost entirely as a materialist pursuit - as the source of high technologies that can “compete” in the world market and make us all rich. (Or at least make some of us rich - those who are deemed to matter. Who, broadly speaking, are the ones who are rich already).
    155. Screened out by a computer?
      What job interviews are like without human beings

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Experts predict "asynchronous" one-way interviews will outlast the COVID-19 pandemic.
    156. Translation and Identity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      If the issue was simply about racism and marginalisation, the argument would not have been that a black poet needs a black translator but that there should be more black translators, whatever the skin colour of the writer being translated.
    157. The Left Will Never Achieve Its Goals Until It Prioritizes Countering Establishment Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The idea that China or Russia pose a threat to you is so self-evidently ridiculous, so transparently absurd, that the only way to make you believe it would be to propagandize you. And if you do believe it, that’s exactly what has happened. You can expand this principle to include the entirety of US foreign policy on the global stage today. No ordinary American benefits from the US having troops in Syria, sanctioning Venezuelans to death, supporting Saudi Arabia while it rapes Yemen, circling the planet with military bases and working to destroy any nation which refuses to bow to its dictates. The only way to get Americans to consent to any of these agendas is to propagandize them into doing so.
    158. Recentering the Lumpen Question Today
      Understanding Lumpenization and Bonapartism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      To name a class "lumpenproletariat" is to reveal something that would otherwise prefer to stay hidden. The lumpenproletariat is not merely defined by its non-relation to production, which is the most common definition of the term in Marxist thought, nor is lumpenization reserved only to a process that occurs within the proletariat. Lumpenization is a process of active decomposition, a verb, not merely an analytic or descriptive category.
    159. Collecting the evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Publisher and activist Lokman Slim, assassinated last month in Lebanon, spent 30 years trying to make sure that the memories of civil conflict were not forgotten.
    160. U.S. State Department accusation of China 'genocide' relied on data abuse and baseless claims by far-right ideologue
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Both President Joe Biden and his Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have endorsed former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s last-minute accusation of "genocide" against the Muslim Uyghur population in China's Xinjiang province. But an investigation of published work by the researcher Pompeo relied on to level his genocide allegation reveals a pattern of data abuse and fraudulent assertions that substantially undermines the incendiary charge.
    161. Notwithstanding clause
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The notwithstanding clause makes it possible for legislatures to overrule the courts. There are times when this is necessary, and a good thing. There are also times when it can be abused.
    162. The People Haven't Risen Up For The Same Reason Abuse Victims Don't Leave Their Abusers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Abusive relationships aren't just one partner doing cruel things to another. If they were, there would be no relationship: there'd just be a woman getting assaulted one time by her boyfriend and then immediately leaving. Abusive relationships necessarily include the construction of psychological barriers to leaving, or else they would not exist. Victims of abuse are kept constantly confused, off-balance, insecure and unsure of themselves, because their abuse always necessarily includes the element of psychological manipulation.
    163. Meet a Toronto man with a passion for collecting phone books
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      For most of us, our phone books are in our smart phones — and many young people have probably never even seen one made of paper. But Fred Meandro has had to make room for dozens of them in his Toronto condo. The 66-year-old is an avid collector and says you can learn a lot about a city by going through old and new phone books.
    164. Plutonium in Space: What Are the Odds of a Catastrophe?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    165. 'Here Are the Superheroes To Come and Save Us'
      Media Waste No Time Fawning Over Biden

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      McLeod discusses the celebration of the Biden administration by prominent corporate media that has come at a cost of little scrutiny. He argues that the country's journalists should see themselves as the government's adversaries, rather than their allies.
    166. Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to "weaken Russia," leaked docs reveal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      New leaked documents show Reuters' and the BBC's involvement in covert UK FCO programs to effect "attitudinal change" and “weaken the Russian state's influence," alongside intel contractors and Bellingcat.
    167. The Retrograde Quest for Symbolic Prophets of Black Liberation
      Moving beyond the Moses Complex

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      One little-examined legacy of the broader intellectual embrace of race-reductive thinking is something we might call the Quest for Moses(es)—the shorthand branding exercise of privileging the content of individual characters in our debates on racial injustice. We see this tendency in much of today’s wokeness-inflected discourse, which leans heavily on appealing to the authority individuals considered to be exemplary, from differing times or historical contexts, in lieu of empirical arguments to support assertions concerning how we should understand racial injustice.
    168. The fortunate Marxist
      Ernie Tate (1934-2021)

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Ernie Tate (1934-2021) was a long-standing supporter and leading member of Trotskyist groups in Canada and the United Kingdom and a founder of the International Marxist Group and Vietnam Solidarity Campaign in Britain.
    169. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 14, 2021
      Beyond the Walls

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      From Gaza to Kashmir, people continue to meet life's challenges, and to love, laugh, and live.
    170. In Memory of Ernie Tate (1934-2021)
      A Life of Revolutionary Activism

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The socialist movement lost an outstanding educator and organizer with the passing of Ernest (Ernie) Tate in Toronto on 5 February, 2021. An outstanding partisan of global anti-imperialist solidarity, Ernie also contributed, with his partner Jess MacKenzie, to building revolutionary Marxist groups and to promoting socialist unity in Canada and Britain.
    171. Ottawa Jewish Archives finding success online despite pandemic challenges
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Archives are witnesses to the past, providing a tangible history of the community -- and the Ottawa Jewish Archives' collection includes family, business congregation and organization materials to preserve the Ottawa Jewish community's lived experiences.
    172. Forgotten 20th-Century Photography Studio Found in New York Attic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    173. Big Tech's Playing Monopoly. It's Going to Lose.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Knapp critiques Big Tech, including Facebook and Twitter, as limiting freedom of speech in return for substantial revenue from government contracts.
    174. A Museum Dedicated to Stalin: An Example of How to Deal With Historical Memory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      I think that the Stalin Museum is an example of how to deal with historical memory.
    175. Intensive Fishing and the Birth of Capitalism, Part 1
      Commodity cod & factory ships

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Beginning a series on the role of fishing in the birth and spread of capitalism, and the role of capitalism in today’s mass extinction of ocean life.
    176. For Clinton feminists, not all women are equal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Female liberation has been captured by a wealthy elite.
    177. The Leadership Institute: PR School for Right-wingers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    178. Why the West isn't racist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The Enlightenment gave us individual freedom -- yet Kehinde Andrews blames it for anti-black bigotry
    179. The eviction moratorium is a useful lesson in how reforms actually happen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Ray Valentine describes how collective disruption "outside the political process" won tenants significant concessions.
    180. Twitter Rolls Out New Wikipedia-Like Program To Narrative Manage Tweets
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      On the concerns raised in relation to Twitter's Birdwatch feature.
    181. Media's Deficit Hawks Fly Again -- Soon as a Democrat Takes Office
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      On corporate media's predictions on government spending since a Democrat has assumed office.
    182. Racial Justice, Class Justice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Unity in greater numbers has been the principal strength of working classes since the dawn of capitalism. Reducing economic inequality will routinely reduce racial inequalities unless specific actions are taken to interrupt that connection. Our lopsided levels of economic inequality are now so huge, with so much income and wealth concentrated in the hands of the super-wealthy, that even a relatively modest redistribution of economic resources – say, $2 trillion a year – could improve almost everybody’s lives. Progressive taxation of our infamous top 1% can provide more than enough to finance dramatic economic transformations for the working class of all colors.
    183. How the Israeli flag became a symbol for white nationalists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The U.S. white nationalist movement's admiration for the Jewish state's supremacist values fits comfortably with its deep antisemitism. Lorber argues that for right-wing groups in the United States, Israel has become a symbol for a set of values and a worldview that transcends any geopolitical reality and takes on a life of its own.
    184. Historic photos of Corner Brook's paper mill -- saved from the trash -- see the light of day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Former mill supervisor rescued photos destined for the landfill in 1984.
    185. What 'Democracy' Is Under Attack? Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Johnstone argues that threats to US "democracy" is "entirely fictional".
    186. Banning the Proud Boys
      Be careful what you ask for

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Clarke argues that state efforts to eradicate the threat of fascism are often a double-edged sword that can be easily turned against the political left and used to threaten workers' rights.
    187. Trump's Twitter Ban May Be Justified, but That Doesn't Mean Tech Giants' Power Isn't Scary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      On the implications of mixed media response to social media companies taking measures against Trump, after the storming of the US Capitol.
    188. One of the oldest known cave paintings has been found in Indonesia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Pig art on the island of Sulawesi dates to at least 45,500 years ago.
    189. 'This is apartheid': Rights group slams Israeli rule
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      On report from human rights group condemning Israeli government's policies towards Palestinans as apartheid.
    190. Media Cry Wolf for Third Time on Afghan 'Bounties'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Macleod raises questions about credibility of media reports that have relied heavily on anonymous spies.
    191. How the left is being manipulated into colluding in its own character assassination
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      This is the left's dilemma. We struggle to win the argument in a corporate media environment that not only denies us a hearing but also promotes the voices of those like Freedland trying to destroy us from the centre and those supposedly on the left like George Monbiot and Owen Jones who are too often destroying us from within. We need to find ways to turn the tables on the war criminals who have been gaslighting us in demanding that Assange, who exposed their crimes, is the one who needs to be locked up. We need to make clear that it is those who are so ready to smear anti-racists as antisemites – as Corbyn’s successor, Sir Keir Starmer, has done to swaths of Labour party members – who are the real racists. And we need to unmask as war hawks those who accuse the anti-war left of serving as apologists for dictators when we try to stop western states conducting more illegal, resource-grab wars with such devastating results for local populations.

      We must get much more sophisticated in our thinking and our strategies. There is no time to lose.
    192. Stop Trivializing The Term 'Coup': Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Critique of media's use of term "coup" to describe events at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
    193. No more easy scapegoats
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      On Niki Ashton and our collective loss of compassion and critical thought.
    194. America's racial fairytales
      Are those with the power to cancel people wielding that power responsibly?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The practice of cancelling ordinary people for minor public rudeness or crudeness has been a common practice for nearly 10 years now.
    195. Canada, a Working History
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    196. Creating a 'Brave New World': Rather than guarding Britain's national treasures, woke museum curators want to dispose of them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Museum curators are no longer the devoted custodians and investigators of artefacts; they are more likely to be schooled in post-modernism and to loathe those artefacts, seeing them as tainted by a history of oppression. Rather than guarding Britains national treasures, curators are lobbying to dispose of them.
    197. Decolonising Israel, Liberating Palestine
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      This book explores how the concept of settler colonialism provides a clearer understanding of the Zionist movement's project to establish a Jewish state in Palestine by displacing the Palestinian Arab population.
    198. The Devil Goes to Preschool
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      In 1983, journalists helped conjure a nationwide sex panic.
    199. Dissenting POWs: From Vietnam's Hao Lo Prison to America Today
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      A fresh look at the how US troops played a part in the resistance of US troops to the American war in Vietnam.
    200. Every Drop of Blood
      The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Achorn focuses on Washington, D.C. on the eve of Abraham Lincoln’s historic second inaugural address as the lens through which to understand all the complexities of the Civil War.
    201. Everything on (the) Line
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      On a chilly April day in 2001, some 75,000 protesters flooded the streets of Quebec City to denounce corporate globalization and a neoliberal trade deal. From that wellspring of activist anger, energy, and hope came the founding of rabble.ca: an alternative news source and community space that reported on Canadian politics from the ground, catching the attention of journalists and activists across the country. Stories of activist struggle lie at the heart of Everything on (the) Line, a collection of rabble's most incisive articles from the past twenty years.
    202. A Few Good Them: Woke Canadian judge says lawyers and their clients must state their pronouns when introduced to the court
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    203. 5 Errors Made by Public Heath/ Science During The Pandemic
      A Doctor Reflects

      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    204. Fred Hampton vs Race Bamboozlers: Solidarity is the Key to Justice
      Solidarity is the Key to Justice

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Where I part with CRT and BLM is when they take these evident truths about our country and weaponize them to collectively judge “others”, monopolize pains, arrogantly lecture people and silence anyone who disagrees with them. Forgetting the lessons of Martin Luther King—who wisely noted that hate cannot be driven out with hate—advocates of CRT and BLM insist on being divisive instead of forging common grounds with other marginalized communities the way Fred Hampton did in the 1960s.
    205. Grand Army of Labor
      Workers, Veterans, and the Meaning of the Civil War

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    206. How to Blow Up a Pipeline
      Learning to fight in a world on fire

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    207. Humans Nature and the Illusion of Separateness
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      One of the biggest lies that people in the global north were sold and have largely internalized is that we are separate from the biosphere from which we evolved and on which we depend upon for our very survival. Even as we stand on the precipice of ecological collapse, human supremacy over nature has been the unchallenged narrative.
    208. Introducing the Icelandverse
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      After Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg introduced the 'Metaverse,' Iceland introduced something even more exciting: the 'Icelandverse.'
    209. Is the enemy of my enemy my friend?
      Barnaby Raine on the resurgence of 'tankie' and 'campist' politics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Raine professes to see a comeback of what he labels 'tankie' or 'campist' politics -- a tendency that, once upon a time, he claims, "uncritically aligned with the Soviet Union and other enemies of the United States, in the name of the struggle against imperialism."
    210. The Ku Klux Klan in Canada
      A Century of Promoting Racism and Hate in the Peaceable Kingdom

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    211. The Light of Days
      Women Fighters of the Jewish Resistance

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Judy Batalion draws on overlooked, untranslated Yiddish memoirs, supplemented by recorded testimonies, to reconstruct the wartime lives and ground level exploits of a remarkable cadre of Jewish women ghetto fighters.
    212. Modest Hopes
      Homes and Stories of Toronto's Workers from the 1820s to the 1920s

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    213. The Path to a Livable Future
      A New Politics to Fight Climate Change, Racism, and the Next Pandemic

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Stan Cox makes plain the connections between the multiple crises facing us today, and provides an inspired vision for how to resolve them. With a deeply informed, clear to-do list, Cox shows us how we can work together to address the climate emergency, white supremacy, and our vulnerability to future pandemics all at once.
    214. Paying for the Land
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      About the Dene of the Northwest Territories.
    215. Racism, Privilege, and Anti-Asian Hostility
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Anti-Asian hostility is real. Asian privilege is not. Nor is hostility towards Asians merely the product of “white supremacy”; it emerges from a complex interplay of racism and identitarian politics. Whatever the reasons behind the Atlanta shootings, it’s time we stopped using myths about Asian Americans to sustain both racism and cartoonish views about racial differences.
    216. A Radical Life: A memoir by Jim McIlroy
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    217. Remembering Don Weitz, 1930-2021
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    218. A Runner's Journey
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    219. Solidarity: Canada's Unknown Revolution of 1983
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The year 1983 began like any other year in Canada's West Coast province. Then everything suddenly changed. The newly elected provincial government announced an avalanche of far-right legislation that shocked the country. A resistance movement called Solidarity quickly formed across British Columbia, uniting social activists and trade unionists and people who had never protested before.
    220. Stealing Africa: How Britain looted the continent's art
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      During war and colonisation, Western nations participated in the theft of thousands of pieces of African art. This is the story of the role Britain’s anti-slavery mission played in looting African artefacts, and of the campaign to get them returned.
    221. Tea with Rosie
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Short video about Rosemarie Harrop.
    222. Temporary Closures Reduce Challenges to Publications and Policies in Canadian Public Libraries in 2020 and Early 2021
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    223. Through Pluripolarity to Socialism
      A Manifesto

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Our Manifesto appears in this moment of danger from deep and wide discussions
      among activists of all continents representing many socialist traditions. Its historical
      and theoretical assessment of the present conjuncture seeks to advance class and
      national struggles for socialism.
    224. Toronto Community Union Project (T-CUP) in Trefann Court
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The Toronto Community Union Project (T-CUP) was a small group of community organizers who came together in 1966 to help working-class residents facing "urban redevelopment" in a neighbourhood called Trefann Court.
    225. Trans Science
      A review of Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      The incidence of teen gender dysphoria is rising and seems to be linked to internet influences and social peer groups. The number of people identifying as lesbians is dropping. Therapists are accepting patients’ self-diagnoses unquestioningly, and irreversible treatments are being offered without therapist involvement.
    226. US Bombs Syria And Ridiculously Claims Self Defense
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      So we are being told that the United States launched an airstrike on Syria, a nation it invaded and is illegally occupying, because of attacks on "US locations" in Iraq, another nation the US invaded and is illegally occupying. This attack is justified on the basis that the Iraqi fighters were "Iranian-linked", a claim that is both entirely without evidence and irrelevant to the justification of deadly military force. And this is somehow being framed in mainstream news publications as a defensive operation. This is Defense Department stenography. The US military is an invading force in both Syria and Iraq; it is impossible for its actions in either of those countries to be defensive. It is always necessarily the aggressor.
    227. The Use and Misuse of Antisemitism Statistics in Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Sheryl Nestel of IJV-Toronto has published a detailed analysis B’nai Brith’s audit, and found that their interpretation of the state of antisemitism in Canada is misleading at best, perhaps deliberately so.
    228. Vietnam's Prodigal Heroes
      American Deserters, International Protest, European Exile, and Amnesty

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    229. We The Power - The Future of Energy is Community Owned
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      A journey into the citizen-led community-energy movement in Europe. An exploration of divesting power from large energy companies and placing that power of electricity in the hands of local communities. How can local activists create more financially empowering, environmentally beneficial, and healthier communities?
    230. The Wealth Hoarders
      How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    231. What liberals get wrong about race
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    232. X Troop
      The Secret Jewish Commandoes Who Helped Defeat the Nazis

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    233. You can't win without a fight: Why worker cooperatives are a bad strategy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
    234. Youth Unstoppable
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021
      Follows Director Jewell-Kemker's journey from grassroots teenager to activist adult in the environmental movement. Centered over the course of twelve years in nine different countries.
    235. The Marathon World Record Holder the World Forgot
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2021
      Published: 2021

    2020

    1. Criticising Monbiot isn't 'demonisation'. It’s a first step on the path to reclaiming our minds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    2. Another Hiroshima is Coming - Unless We Stop It Now
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Hiroshima and Nagasaki were acts of premeditated mass murder unleashing a weapon of intrinsic criminality. It was justified by lies that form the bedrock of 21st century U.S. war propaganda, casting a new enemy, and target - China.
    3. I am an American constitutional lawyer - and I see our government using Covid-19 to take away our fundamental rights
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    4. US Wants to Track Americans Over Coronavirus
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    5. Taking a Stand
      Introduction to the February 18, 2020 issue of Other Voices

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    6. Afterword to Karl Marx, Critique of the Gotha Program
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Marx writes of producers or labor power. He writes about serfs, slaves; he includes employed and unemployed (the active army, the reserve army); he refers to peasants, to artisans, to small manufacturers. All people who have lost their organic connections to nature, that is, to land, its creatures, its grains; to the waters and pastures; as well as to the geological resources lying beneath the land. All people who have been expropriated from the means of life, the means of production, the means of subsistence, this is what he means.
    7. New Film Explores US Suppression of Key Footage from Hiroshima and Nagasaki
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    8. Silencing the past: reflections on remembering and forgetting
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Haitian writer Michel-Rolph Trouillot was first published in 1995. Twenty-five years on, its weaving of personal narrative with stories of slave rebellion, black Jacobins in the Haitian Revolution and the 'discovery' of the Americas still resonate.
    9. La Moralidad en un Mundo Inmoral
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    10. Moralidade em um Mundo Amoral
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    11. Morality in an Amoral World - Vietnamese text
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    12. Collecting the evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Publisher and activist Lokman Slim, assassinated last month in Lebanon, spent 30 years trying to make sure that the memories of civil conflict were not forgotten.
    13. Living principles: In memory of Ed Finn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Born in Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland, in 1926, Ed Finn grew up in Corner Brook, where he later became first a printer’s apprentice, then a reporter, columnist, and editor of that city’s daily newspaper, the Western Star. His long career as a journalist later included two years at the Montreal Gazette and 14 years at the Toronto Star. During his four-year fling in politics in Newfoundland (1959-1962), he served as the first provincial leader of the NDP. He worked closely with Tommy Douglas and helped defend and promote his pioneering Medicare legislation in Saskatchewan. And throughout the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s, he did communications work for several labour unions, and served on the board of directors of the Bank of Canada. From 1994 to 2014 he was Senior Editor at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Editor of the CCPA Monitor. On November 27, 2020, Ed was appointed to the Order of Canada.
    14. When they say jump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      This article explores the failure of ATU Local 11, the union that represents the majority of TTC workers, to organize its members for "Transit Worker Assault Awareness Day" after a member was stabbed while working.
    15. Leo Panitch and the Socialist Project
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Maher reflects on Leo Panitch's contributions to democratic socialism.
    16. Postcard from a liberated Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A piece of fiction published as part of +972’s New Futures project. In this series, writers, thinkers, and activists share how they visualize Israel-Palestine the day after the pandemic, as a way of transforming this dystopian moment into an exercise in radical imagination of rethinking through the past, present, and future of this region, and envisioning a different reality for all those living between the river and the sea.
    17. Online classes, offline class divisions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Students living in the Ambujwadi slum in north Mumbai are struggling with online classes for months, while also working to support their families after their parents' income was hit by the lockdown and its aftermath
    18. The people who are preparing for war, and the lies they tell
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The double standards, hypocrisy, and dishonesty of the media are absolutely breathtaking.
    19. The problem with 1199's 'Advice to Rookie Organizers'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      One of the most widely-circulated statements on organizing is SEIU 1199’s “Advice to rookie organizers,” popularized most recently by Jane McAlevey but originally drafted in 1985 at an SEIU organizing conference. It’s good advice — it’s actually excellent advice for the most part — and I think anyone who takes a hard look at almost any organizing can spot where things went right by how closely it followed this advice and where things went wrong by where it deviated from it.
    20. Secret, Invisible Evidence Of Russian Hacking Is Not Actually Evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    21. The Real Giants Whose Shoulders We Stand On
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      We stand upon the shoulders of giants. Yes, we do. But the giants are not the "great men" like Rich Fancyboi who have received all the acclaim and attention throughout recorded history, they’re the ones doing the actual moving, making, mothering and maintaining in our world upon whose heads the famous figures stand.
    22. History museums launch new program to address lack of representation in stories about Toronto
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Toronto's 10 history museums have launched a new program that aims to address the lack of representation in stories about the city. The program, called Awakenings, is a virtual series of art projects by artists who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour. The projects will be released in stages over the next couple of years.
    23. How Gulf states became business partners in Israel's occupation
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Since signing the Abraham Accords, the UAE and Bahrain have been actively colluding with Israel's settler movement and military authorities. The professed rationale for the recent Abraham Accords, so-called "peace deals" signed with Israel by the UAE and Bahrain, was to stymie Israeli efforts to annex swaths of the West Bank.
    24. Kashmiris outraged as authorities fell thousands of apple trees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      India engages inethnic cleansing in Kashmir.
    25. Uproar in India: And You Thought It Was Only About Farmers?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Surely the 'mainstream' media (a strange term for platforms whose content excludes over 70 per cent of the population) cannot be unaware of these implications of the new farm laws for Indian democracy. But the pursuit of profit drives them far more than any notion of public interest or democratic principles. Shed any delusions about the conflicts of interests (in plural) involved. These media are also corporations. The Big Boss of the largest Indian corporation is also the richest and biggest media owner in the country.
    26. Antisemitism claims mask a reign of political and cultural terror across Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Cook explores the "cultural, political and intellectual reign of terror" in European countries, primarily Germany, after the German parliament equated non-violent boycotts of Israel with antisemitism. He documents the hypocrisies of European countries who fight for free speech but outlaw criticism towards Israel, and the ways antisemitism has been weaponised.
    27. Beyond the Great Awokening
      Reassessing the legacies of past black organizing

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Discourse about race and politics in the United States has been driven in recent years more by moralizing than by careful analysis or strategic considerations. It also depends on naïve and unproductive ways of interpreting the past and its relation to the present.
    28. Gangsterism as Foreign Policy: Assassinations are Becoming the New Norm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      State-sponsored assassinations employ the methods of gangsterism and discredit and delegitimise those who use them.
    29. Adding up to Zero
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      I just learned that Canada's biggest meat company is now proclaiming itself both "carbon neutral" and "carbon zero."
    30. A Film from a Land with No Cinemas
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      "This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection" is a film from Lesotho, where no film industry exists.
    31. One of the Best Ways to Protect Biodiversity is to Preserve Indigenous Languages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Is there a connection between loss of biodiversity and loss of Indigenous languages? Or, to put another way, what significance protecting Indigenous languages might have for protecting biodiversity?
    32. Natural Pathogens and Social Affliction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On how focus on COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a lack of attention and resources to other diseases, particularly in developing nations.
    33. Establishment journalists are piling on to smear Robert Fisk now he cannot answer back
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Leading journalist in the corporate media have suddenly felt the urgent need not only to criticise the late, much-respected foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, but to pile in against him, using the most outrageous smears imaginable.
    34. Maradona, Muhammad Ali, and me
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      For an Asian kid growing up in a Britain that was viscerally racist to a degree barely imaginable now, Maradona was more than a footballer. As with Ali, what mattered was not just his sublime skills, but his attitude, too. The defiance and pride that both men symbolised spoke to me in a world in which every day was a day of having to defend my dignity, often in the face of physical attack.
    35. Saving photos and memories from a flood
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    36. The planet cannot begin to heal until we rip the mask off the West's war machine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    37. 'Refusing to serve in the army is my small act of making change'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Hillel Rabin spent 56 days in military prison for refusing to serve in the IDF. Now she opens up about her time behind bars, conversations with her fellow inmates, and talking to young Israelis about the occupation.
    38. Can We Build a Progressive Future If We Dismiss a Large Part of the Working Class?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      It is hard to imagine a stable progressive future for our country with many millions of working-class Americans mobilized in angry opposition. At best this will create a political deadlock that frustrates possibilities for the lasting and radical reforms we so desperately need.
    39. The People's Point of View: The Toronto Workers' History Project
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    40. Yes, the Left Should Talk to Trump Supporters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      If we're serious about defeating the dictatorship of capital and the horrors of U.S. empire, left-wing activists, writers, and organizers should be very clear: there is absolutely no way to avoid talking and organizing with Trump supporters. It's not easy, but in many contexts, it’s already happening.
    41. Common Organizing Mistakes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Organizing is difficult and every organizer makes mistakes. Here are some of the most common ones, and how to avoid them.
    42. MSM Already Helping Next Administration Hide Corruption Under 'Diversity' Banner
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On published articles by the Times and Vox discussing diversity in the incoming Biden administration; and argues that it overlooks individual actions of those appointed.
    43. New York Times Job Listing Shows How Western Propaganda Operates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In order to get a job at the New York Times, you need to demonstrate that you subscribe to the mainstream oligarchic imperialist worldview which forms the entirety of western mass media output. You need to demonstrate that you have been properly indoctrinated, and that you can be guided into toeing the imperial line with simple attaboys and tisk-tisks from your superiors rather than being explicitly told to knowingly lie.
    44. The Dead And Those About To Die - Climate Protests And The Corporate Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the climate protest demonstration on Remembrance Day, 2020.
    45. Robert Fisk had True Independence of Mind, Which is Why He Angered Governments and Parts of the Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      At the heart of Fisk's journalism was relentless and meticulous eyewitness reporting of events, a refusal to see complex conflicts in terms of black and white, while not surrendering to moral indifference and keeping a sense of outrage when confronted with real evil. Above all, perhaps, he showed an unbending refusal to back down when what he said was being denied, denounced or ignored by politicians and the media.
    46. US military buys location data of popular Muslim apps
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    47. Conspiracy Theories and the Canadians who Love Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Anderson explores Canada's conspiratorial heritage, a heritage that continues to engage with transnational currents attempting to explain the modern world. He focuses on two Canadian figures, Social Credit MP John Blackmore and writer William Guy Carr, to argue that they are not isolated fringe figures in Canadian history, but that they exist within widespread national and transnational networks.
    48. Palestinians and Israelis call for a single democratic state
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Palestinian-led One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC), comprised of Palestinians from every major community ('48, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the refugee camps and the Diaspora/Exile), together with their critical Israeli Jewish partners, has issued a call for the establishment of a single democratic state including everyone living between the River and the Sea, including Palestinian refugees who choose to return to their homeland.
    49. November 11
      Remembrance Day

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Official remembrances are often about forgetting as much as they are about remembering.
    50. A Picture of How Power Works
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On normalisation of corruption and incompetence in the appointed heads in both public and private systems.
    51. Robert Fisk - Death Of A 'Controversial' Journalist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      why do ‘mainstream’ commentators feel obliged to red-flag Fisk’s journalism with ‘controversial’ in this way, and why is it a 'weasel word'? Consider that the likes of the BBC's Andrew Marr, the Guardian's Martin Chulov and The Times' David Aaronovitch, and numerous others, will never be described as 'controversial', despite their highly controversial, in fact outrageous, warmongering bias.
    52. Cultural and Political Diversity in the White Working-Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Explores American politics and voter trends and challenges the idea that highly educated people are the norm and the ideal, whereas poorly educated whites are ignorant and deplorable, standing in the way of positive change the educated are trying to bring.
    53. Party Organization in Lenin's Comintern
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Many socialist groups today seek to shape their organizational principles in the spirit of "democratic centralism" identified with V.I. Lenin. Yet as historian Lars Lih has demonstrated ("Fortunes of a Formula" and "Further Fortunes of a Formula"), Lenin himself used the term only occasionally, and then with widely varying emphasis. The formula's meaning for socialists today is in fact derived mainly from its application by the Communist International (Comintern) in Lenin's lifetime and under his guidance (1919–23).
    54. RIP Betty Dodson, Sex Revolutionary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The great sex revolutionary and Godmother of Masturbation, Dr. Betty Dodson (1929-2020), one of my most beloved mentors, died on the Blue Moon of Halloween night.
    55. The biosecurity myth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Favouring industrialised poultry rearing and stock raising, including pigs, through internationally prescribed rules doesn't prevent epidemics. It just puts small, local organic producers out of business, and it helps big agribiz.
    56. China's outlaw fishermen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      China subsidises a huge fishing fleet, umatched in size and reach. its vessels help feed the nation, but also serve as pawns on the geopolitical chessboard, intimidating other nation's fishermen and coastguards.
    57. Leninism without the working class? The missing subject in Malm's ecological revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Although scientists have been publishing on the viral consequences of deforestation for decades, Andreas Malm’s Corona, Climate, Chronic Emergency is the first publicly accessible book that connects pandemics, climate change, and capitalism.
    58. Palestinian olive farmers defy Israeli attacks for prized crop
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Israeli restrictions, attacks and intimidation continue to hinder the vital olive harvest but Palestinians persevere.
    59. The Free University: A people's history
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A history of a Free University in Australia.
    60. Social media's erasure of Palestinians is a grim warning for our future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    61. Secularists and free thinkers - Maryam Namazie on the freedom to choose
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A veteran campaigner for human, especially women's rights, Maryam Namazie speaks with the eloquence and quiet confidence that comes with years of sustained activism on issues ranging from Islamophobia, to blasphemy, misogyny and sex apartheid.
    62. Two very different Jewish responses to bigotry
      One promoting solidarity, the other promoting insularity

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In the last weeks of September 2020, anonymous adhesive stickers bearing possible messages of bigotry appeared on utility poles and other surfaces in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And the response from two Jewish organizations demonstrate two very different approaches to those messages.
    63. The Culture War is nothing but a bourgeois distraction from the only war that really matters - Class War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Middle-class squabbling over statues and outdated anthems only serves to fill up the political discourse with meaningless hot air and to perpetuate a system that keeps them comfortable and the working-classes quiet.
    64. After the QAnon Ban, Who's Next?
      QAnon is crazy, but so is our increasingly arbitrary system of speech controls

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      This current system is the worst of all worlds. It's invisible to the public, clearly invites government recommendations on speech, allows a gameable system of anonymous complaints to influence content, and gives awesome power to an unelected, unaccountable body of private media regulators. Whatever the right method is for dealing with dangerous content in the Internet era -- and it’s clear we need a better one -- this isn't it.
    65. 'None Of It Reported': How Corporate Media Buried The Assange Trial
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      When it comes to arguably the most important political trial in our lifetimes, there is a not-so-curious media reluctance to dwell on it or even mention it, never mind grant it the kind of blanket coverage that celebrity trials regularly generate. Thus, media attention given to the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder and editor, was minimal and dwarfed by the coverage devoted to the actor Johnny Depp over the summer.
    66. Welcome to Flatland
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the shallowness of cultural and political debate in relation to the postponement of Philip Guston's exhibition.
    67. Eyewitness to the Trial and Agony of Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      John Pilger has watched Julian Assange's extradition trial from the public gallery at London's Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia.
    68. The Prognosis
      Looking the consequences in the eye

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      What has impressed me about the coronavirus is the extent to which its fearsome reputation has eclipsed and occasionally exceeded its actual effects. This is not to deny that some of these effects have been, in places, quite terrible. It is only to point out that the myth of the pandemic -- the story that already clothed it upon arrival -- has sometimes had more influence on policy than the facts of the matter, which are more difficult to ascertain.
    69. Greenwald's Intercept Resignation Exposes The Rot In All Mass Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Journalist Glenn Greenwald has made major waves throughout mainstream and alternative media by resigning from The Intercept, an outlet he co-founded in 2014 with the stated mission of holding power to account with the power of unrestricted journalism. Johnstone argues that editorial freedom is being curbed.
    70. Exxon Touts Carbon Capture as a Climate Fix, but Uses It to Maximize Profit and Keep Oil Flowing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A discussion of ExxonMobil's promotion of carbon capture.
    71. 'Confirmed' Has Become A Meaningless Word In Mainstream News Reporting
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The word "confirmed" has been misused and abused to such a spectacular extent in mainstream news reporting of late that it doesn’t actually mean anything anymore when they say it.
    72. Huawei Sting Operation Exposed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      December 1, 2020 is the second anniversary of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest — or kidnapping, depending on your point of view — in Vancouver, Canada. If you work for the U.S.’s Departments of Justice, Treasury and State, with the CIA/NSA cheering from the galleries, it is just a simple extradition request to "carry out the law." If, however, you are company executive Frédéric Pierucci, Meng was kidnapped by the U.S., just as he was in 2013, whereupon he was imprisoned for two years on similar — he would say trumped-up — charges. His seizure was used to extort France’s flagship Alstom Corporation to pay $772 million in fines (ransom according to Pierucci) and sell off its most valuable portfolios to General Electric (GE), its U.S. competitor — all to gain his release.
    73. The Trouble with Disparity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Racism is real and antiracism is both admirable and necessary, but extant racism isn’t what principally produces our inequality and antiracism won’t eliminate it. And because racism is not the principal source of inequality today, antiracism functions more as a misdirection that justifies inequality than a strategy for eliminating it.
    74. Nonconforming
      AGainst the erosion of academic freedom by identity politics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    75. Nuclear War: A Thought Experiment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    76. It's time Europeans demanded reparations for slavery
      Over a million people from across the continent were taken by Moorish pirates — when will their descendents receive justice?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Let's make people pay for what their ancestors did. What could possibly go wrong?
    77. 'They're Out to Get You': Police Misconduct in White, Working-Class America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A study by the People’s Policy Project suggests that white, working-class people are particularly vulnerable to police brutality. As Jacobin reported, the study found that the rate of police killings increased as census tract poverty increased, with the level of police killings in the highest-poverty quintile more than three times that of the lowest-poverty quintile. In layman's terms, you’re overall more likely to be killed by a police officer if you’re working-class or poor.
    78. How Israel wages its war on Palestinian history
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Israel’s archives are being hurriedly sealed up precisely to prevent any danger that records might confirm long-sidelined and discounted Palestinian history. Last month Israel’s state comptroller, a watchdog body, revealed that more than one million archived documents were still inaccessible, even though they had passed their declassification date. Nonetheless, some have slipped through the net.
    79. The Simple Fix For Corporate Income Tax: Tax Stock Returns
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      It is time for a major and simple overhaul of the corporate income tax system. The main problem with the current system is that it is focused on the wrong target. Instead of taxing corporate profits, we should be taxing stock returns.
    80. The cancellation of professor Adolph Reed, Jr.'s speech and the DSA's promotion of race politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The New York Times published a lengthy news article last week highlighting an instructive incident that took place earlier this year within the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). A speech by professor emeritus of political science Adolph Reed, Jr. was cancelled due to objections by the AFROSOCialist and Socialists of Color Caucus over his "reactionary and class reductionist form of politics."
    81. Gassing Immigrants in Detention with a Highly Toxic Industrial Disinfectant
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      What is being done to immigrant detainees by the US is a grotesque chemical assault on America's "undesirables."
    82. The 'Lesser-Evil' Syndrome: Noam Chomsky's Fall Into Self-Contradiction
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      No matter whether or how we cast our ballots, policy is insulated from voter preferences and keeps moving to the right. Nevertheless, Chomsky takes leftists who abstain or vote third party (in swing states) to task for failing to carry out what he considers to be a straightforward exercise in damage mitigation.
    83. On The Barricades and Between The Lines
      Steve Izma & Anarchy in the UW (and beyond)

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    84. Racial categories are reactionary
      One of the most banal and vulgar ways to think about humanity is to classify by 'race'

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Racial thinking, no matter how 'progressively' arrived at, can only be reactionary. It is irrational, anti-scientific and anti-humanist. It is a fetter on the social development of human beings and their flourishing. Racialism and racism are twin brothers. Solidifying racial categories in mainstream discourse is a grave mistake. Real progress should mean challenging racial thinking at its root and ultimately transcending it.
    85. Rosa Luxemburg's Birds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    86. Victimhood has become a cult that wants you to suffer forever
      I know because I broke free of its grasp.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Victim culture is pervasive. From gaming to politics, an endless cycle of hurt feelings has tainted all it touches. But in a society where depression is skyrocketing, it’s time to call out a mindset that is ruining people’s lives.
    87. How the US helped push Lebanon to the brink of collapse, and now threatens more sanctions
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      While the media blames the crisis in Lebanon solely on corruption, the US government unleashed a “maximum pressure” campaign to push regime change and crush Lebanese resistance with sanctions and aggressive hybrid warfare.
    88. From the Grassroots: The Company of Young Canadians, Local Activism, and Sustainable Development in Canada, 1965-1975
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      This study draws upon and extends recent work that examines grassroots environmental activism as well as government support for such ventures in the Canadian context. In doing so it examines how the CYC became midwife to initiatives that began to grapple with the meaning of sustainable development, from projects concerned directly with the environmental effects of air and water pollution, to urban countercultural communes and cooperatives experimenting with recycling programs and organic food. Though most of these CYC-sponsored projects and their affiliated community organizations were concerned primarily with economic and social development, it is argued here that members of the Company, like others in the nascent environmental movement of the period, were inevitably being drawn towards assessing issues and using strategies that linked people, land, and community in more broadly sustainable ways.
    89. The New Puritans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The attack on congressional candidate Alex Morse for consensual sexual relationships is disturbing for many reasons, but mostly because it reveals a new American phobia toward adulthood.
    90. The New Puritans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The attack on congressional candidate Alex Morse for consensual sexual relationships is disturbing for many reasons, but mostly because it reveals a new American phobia toward adulthood.
    91. Twitter spreads paid US government propaganda while falsely claiming it bans state media ads
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Twitter says it bans ads from state-affiliated media outlets. However, US government propaganda organs like Voice of America’s VOA Persian pay the social media corporation huge sums of money to spread disinformation against Iran and other foreign adversaries.
    92. Twitter spreads paid US government propaganda while falsely claiming it bans state media ads
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On allegations that Twitter has demonstrated bias in favor of US government and its interests, with regards to policies on state-backed media outlets.
    93. Journeying to freedom in a closed-off world
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Palestinians know only too well what it’s like to be under lockdown or prevented from traveling, hemmed in by walls, checkpoints and bureaucracy, themes Qumsiyeh tackles in Walled Citizen.
    94. For Gaza patients, uncertainty over Israeli permits is a matter of life and death
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Israel's permit regime has become even more arduous for Palestinian patients since the PA halted coordination, with rights groups trying to fill the vacuum.
    95. The history and politics of the Communist Party of Canada: an overview
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    96. Authoritarianism & Lockdown Time in Occupied Kashmir and India
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Under the guise of crises, authoritarian governments can compress time, manipulating it in ways to render decisions that are long in the making seem like spur-of-the-moment measures taken to protect the public interest.
    97. 'Putin Hacked Our Coronavirus Vaccine' Is The Dumbest Story Yet
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    98. 'We Get There First or White Supremacists Do'
      How These Rural Canvassers Disrupt Racist Narratives

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The stew of punitive policies and racial demagoguery was precisely why progressive organizers deemed Alamance County a crucial battleground in the wake of the 2016 election. While the intertwined immigration and monument battles were playing out in Alamance, canvassers from Down Home North Carolina fanned out across the county, knocking on doors and holding conversations with residents about immigration and healthcare.
    99. Why is Surrogacy Illegal in Most of the World?
      Ethics and Risks

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The infertility and surrogacy multi-billion-dollar industries, those who benefit from it, and others, too often attempt to out-shout any criticism of surrogacy by conflating surrogacy with LGBTQ+ rights and labeling all opposition to surrogacy as homophobic. Opposition to surrogacy has nothing to do with the sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identification or marital status of those who use anonymous gamete and/or hire a surrogate. It is contractual anonymous conception and surrogacy which is at question, regardless of who contracts for such services.
    100. Chemical weapons and cover-ups: the Western media's Syrian shame
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      How Western media shapes public perception with regards to chemical weapons in Syria.
    101. Butterfly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Lives end, but life goes on.
    102. COVID-19 Exposes the Weakness of a Major Theory Used to Justify Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Wolff argues that COVID-19 exposed orthodox economics -- the idea that capitalists' decisions about investing and producing are inherenty "efficent" -- as a sham.
    103. Electorial Interventions
      A Suspiciously Naive View of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War World

      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Gill explores American intervention abroad, and argues that foreign intervention has been a part of the American policy since the Monroe Doctrime in 1823. He further argues that in the Post-Cold War world, the US has promoted a liberal form of democray where any emphases on social and economic rights are largely absent. He critiques the work of David Shimer, a New York Times correspodent, as being naive and regurgitating the carefully crafted statements of American political elites.
    104. Heat Wave
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Like COVID-19 and much else, extreme heat disproportionately affects the poor and the elderly. They are the ones who often don’t have air conditioning, and often they live alone with no support networks.
    105. An evening paddle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Went canoeing on the Humber River with a friend yesterday evening. We paddled the river and explored the marshes.
    106. Polynesians steering by the stars met Native Americans long before Europeans arrived
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the history of interactions between Polynesians and Native American peoples based on new genetic findings.
    107. A Statue of Hatuey
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the story of Hatuey, a Taino warrior who resisted the invasion of the Spanish in the Western hemisphere.
    108. On Disposability and Rebellion: Insights From a Rank-and-File Insurgency
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    109. A Call for Radical Humanism: the Left Needs to Return to Class Analyses of Power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In tackling police violence and other social inequities rampant throughout the world today, we must address the underlying problems and not give overdue focus to the symptoms of the problems. For instance, we already know that class and not race is what determines who is affected most by institutional injustices, from the police murders of George Floyd to Tony Timpa to the the mass incarceration rates of the poor.
    110. The Racial Wealth Gap Is About the Upper Classes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the racial wealth gap in the US and how it is driven by the upper classes.
    111. On 'White Fragility'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A few thoughts on America’s smash-hit #1 guide to egghead racialism.
    112. How Racism is an Essential Tool for Maintaining the Capitalist Order
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      U.S. capitalism survived because it found a solution to the basic problem of its instability, its business cycles. Since capitalism never could end cyclical downturns and their awful effects, its survival required making those effects somehow socially tolerable. Systemic racism survived in the post-Civil War United States partly because it helped to achieve that tolerability. Capitalism provided conditions for the reproduction of systemic racism, and vice versa.
    113. Truth is Our Weapon and Shield
      An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Billy X Jennings

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    114. Truth is Our Weapon and Shield - An Interview with Black Panther Party Veteran Billy X Jennings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Interview with Billy X Jennings discussing legacy of BPP, role of education in revolutionary practice, and current uprising in the US.
    115. Longing for freedom, and grieving loss
      Reflections on watching swifts on a summer evening

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The chimney swifts lured me outside again this evening. I’d already been out for one walk, but my door was open, and hearing their calls pulled me out in search of them, as it so often does.
    116. Uncovering Canadian Media's Devastating Pro-Israel Bias
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The bias is enforced at every level of the media, from editorial boards all the way to ownership.
    117. Some musings about risk
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      When it comes to COVID, my gut reaction is that everyone who is taking fewer precautions than me is reckless, and everyone who is taking more precautions than me is overly timid.
    118. Bringing the Israeli model to Kashmir
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    119. Millions of abandoned oil wells are leaking methane, a climate menace
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Green explores the repurcussions of more than a century's worth of oil and gas drilling, particularly leaks from abandoned wells that release pollutants into the air and water.
    120. Narrative Control Operations Escalate As America Burns
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On reports regarding social and mainsteam media attempting to censor and control narrative surrounding current protests in the US.
    121. The American Press Is Destroying Itself
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The leaders of this new movement are replacing traditional liberal beliefs about tolerance, free inquiry, and even racial harmony with ideas so toxic and unattractive that they eschew debate, moving straight to shaming, threats, and intimidation. They are counting on the guilt-ridden, self-flagellating nature of traditional American progressives, who will not stand up for themselves, and will walk to the Razor voluntarily. They've conned organization after organization into empowering panels to search out thoughtcrime, and it’s established now that anything can be an offense
    122. Massacres as a weapon of ethnic cleansing during the Nakba
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Sitta explores the ways massacres were an integral element of the Israeli settler colonial state, and aims to challenge the Zionist narrative that has dominated the Western mind. He provides a chronology of the violence and massacres commited by the Israeli state towards various Palestinian settlements.
    123. Police are the Enemy Within
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Yates argues that the police are the enemy of the working class, and that "law enforcement" has a long history of violence against Black and Indigenous individuals and communities. Moreover, in the capitalist system where the law is biased in favour of property over persons, the role of the police continues to be the protection of business from damage, and that harm to persons is simply collateral damage.
    124. Project Venezuela: Right-Wing Activists Push Wikipedia to Blacklist MintPress, other Alternative Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A group of right-wing Venezuelans has managed to ban the use of a range of alternative media outlets covering Venezuela, including MintPress News.
    125. Meet Wikipedia's Ayn Rand-loving founder and Wikimedia Foundation's regime-change operative CEO
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Wikipedia has become a bulletin board for corporate and imperial interests under the watch of its Randian founder, Jimmy Wales, and the veteran US regime-change operative who heads the Wikimedia Foundation, Katherine Maher.
    126. Parallels between Minneapolis and Jerusalem are More than Skin Deep
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Cook argues that there are significant parallels between the United States and Israel, particularly the use of police brutality and the lack of prosecution against police officers and soldiers. He notes that the US police forces have learned from Israel's decades of experience in crushing Palestinian resistance and applied their techniques to the Black American underclasses.
    127. Wikipedia formally censors the Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On Wikipedia, a small group of regime-change advocates and right-wing Venezuelan opposition supporters have blacklisted independent media outlets like The Grayzone on explicitly political grounds, violating the encyclopedia’s guidelines.
    128. Wikipedia formally censors the Grayzone as regime-change advocates monopolize editing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the blacklisting campaign of certain independent new sites launched by a small group of Wikipedia editors.
    129. The Most Revealing Footage On Police Brutality Is These Cops Applauding Its Perpetrators
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On video of police applauding perpetrators of police brutality, and the pervasiveness of violent police culture.
    130. Shocker: US state propaganda outlets censor Black Lives Matter protests
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the history of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty of promoting the interests of the American Empire, and downplaying issues related to police brutality and racism.
    131. Strange Sounds Up in the Trees
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      I'm being distracted by the sounds coming from up in the trees above my head. Usually I have some idea of what I'm hearing from up above -- swifts, robins, cardinals, sparrows, squirrels, cicadas later in the summer -- but these sounds I can’t place. They're just weird: a combination of whistles, clacking sounds, chuckling, rattling, in no particular sequence that I can make out, and certainly not musical.
    132. Acadian Driftwood
      One Family and the Great Explusion

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Growing up on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Tyler LeBlanc wasn’t fully aware of his family’s Acadian roots — until a chance encounter with an Acadian historian prompted him to delve into his family history. LeBlanc’s discovery that he could trace his family all the way to the time of the Acadian Expulsion and beyond forms the basis of this account of Le Grand Dérangement
    133. Planet of the Censoring Humans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The campaign to remove Michael Moore’s new documentary from the Internet -- led by Moore's erstwhile progressive "allies" -- is a significant advance in the censorship revolution.
    134. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 14, 2020
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our world. Many of us feel some degree of disorientation and uncertainty about when and how we will return to some kind of ‘normal’ and what that new normal will look like. Important choices lie ahead, so it is vital that we think clearly, ask questions, discuss with others, and make our voices heard.
    135. Thinking Clearly in a Time of Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A crisis like this pandemic is not a time to stop thinking. It is a time when critical thinking and public discussion are more important than ever. A small number of officials and politicians are taking decisions with enormous and far-reaching implications for the lives of many people, not just for the duration of this pandemic, but far into the future. The time to have serious discussions about what they are doing, and the direction we are heading in, is now, not some day in the future when it will be difficult, or too late, to change course.
    136. Remaking the Politics of Palestine Solidarity in Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Farah explores the awkward position the Canadian-Arab finds themselves, where they attempt to engage in cultural and professional event programming which have to be resolutely non-political. Many times, this means avoiding those engaged in political organizing out of fear of the repercussions.
    137. Thought to be extinct, Beothuk DNA is present in living families, genetics researcher finds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      New research suggest Beothuk may be connected to other Indigenous peoples.
    138. The "Red Light" of Yugoslav Partisan Photography
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The 75th anniversary of the liberation from fascism is a time to remember one of the largest anti-fascist movements in Europe.
    139. Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx are collecting more customer data than they appear to be
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Certain applications collecting more data from users than is immediately apparent.
    140. Maubere Timor: Keeping East Timor's songs of resistance alive
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Presumed dead for years, musician and independence fighter Berliku returns to pay tribute to his nation through music.
    141. Seasons in a Pandemic: Mary Shelley on What Makes Life Worth Living and Nature's Beauty as a Lifeline to Regaining Sanity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    142. Guess what, liberal thinkers? The working class doesn't need your condescending op-eds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    143. Face Off: the Problem With Social Distancing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    144. People's Skepticism About Covid-19 Is The Fault Of The Lying Mass Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    145. What the coronavirus calamity means for intellectual and cultural life
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    146. Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus - of us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    147. The Skies Are Emptying Out
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    148. Calling those who oppose totalitarian Covid-19 measures #COVIDIOTS is just another tactic by our sheepherders to shut down debate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    149. Lockdowns, curfews. Troops on the streets. Governments handing out free cash. This utter madness was entirely avoidable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      What happens when governments confuse worst-case scenarios with reality? They transform a health crisis into a social crisis and an economic tsunami, with consequences more severe than the virus could produce in the first place.
    150. Biggest threat Covid-19 epidemic poses is not our regression to survivalist violence, but Barbarism with human face
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The impossible has happened and the world we knew has stopped turning around. But what world order will emerge after the coronavirus pandemic is over – socialism for the rich, disaster capitalism or something completely new?
    151. Morality in an Amoral World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A crisis is a mirror. It shows us - if we have the courage to see - who we are as individuals and as a society. The self-congratulatory poses of governments, politicians, and state institutions are confronted with the harsh test of reality. Each of us - as individuals, friends, families, neighbours, communities - face new and sometimes difficult challenges. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is such a crisis.
    152. Morality in an Amoral World - Bulgarian text
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    153. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 19, 2020
      Morality in an Amoral World

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A crisis is a mirror. It shows us - if we have the courage to see - who we are as individuals and as a society. The self-congratulatory poses of governments, politicians, and state institutions are confronted with the harsh test of reality. Each of us - as individuals, friends, families, neighbours, communities - face new and sometimes difficult challenges. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is such a crisis.
    154. Women refugee photographers who changed how post-war Britain saw itself
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      An exhibition on the lives and work of the two dozen women photographers who sought refuge in Britain from Nazi Europe after 1933.
    155. Can Coronavirus Force Policy Types to Think Clearly About Intellectual Property?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      While there are researchers all over the world working on developing a COVID-19 vaccine, they are to a large extent working in competition. Each team wants to be the first to develop a vaccine so that they can secure a patent and get immensely rich.
    156. The Only Treatment for Coronavirus Is Solidarity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      We live in an interwoven, interconnected world where an injury to one is truly an injury to all. We must confront the coronavirus with solidarity and fight for a society where the health of all is more important than profits for a few.
    157. Beothuk remains returned to Newfoundland after 191 years in Scotland
      Mi'kmaq chief says remains are 'almost home' at St. John's museum, far away from gravesite

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The remains of a Beothuk couple who were taken from a grave in central Newfoundland and sent to Scotland almost two centuries ago have been returned to their home province.
    158. Capitalism is an Incubator for Pandemics: Socialism is the Solution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world. Capitalism cannot adequately respond to a global health crisis. That's why we need socialism.
    159. Dying of Thirst in Gaza
      In Gaza, Even the Water is Occupied Territory

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In 2012, the United Nations issued a report entitled Gaza 2020: A livable place?, with a question mark. If the report took off the question mark, it would’ve answered its own question in the title. No, it's not.
    160. The Killing and Raping Game in Kenya and the Despots Who Run It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Politics in Kenya is dominated by rapacious elites consumed with the looting of state resources, using violence to avoid any possible accountability. Elections serve as key points of entry and consolidation in this system for both ruling and competing elites, and are manifestations of corruption, fraud, and repression.
    161. A People's History of the German Revolution 1918-19 - book review
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      William Pelz’s People’s History of the German Revolution is a vivid and accessible introduction to socialism's greatest lost revolution.
    162. Best Methods For Staying Safe From Coronavirus
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    163. Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The real danger of each new outbreak is the failure -- or better put -- the expedient refusal to grasp that each new Covid-19 is no isolated incident. The increased occurrence of viruses is closely linked to food production and the profitability of multinational corporations. Anyone who aims to understand why viruses are becoming more dangerous must investigate the industrial model of agriculture and, more specifically, livestock production. At present, few governments, and few scientists, are prepared to do so. Quite the contrary.
    164. Reading About Coronavirus Without Scaring Yourself Too Much (or Too Little)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Unfortunately, because this is the corporate-controlled, understaffed, underexperienced news media we’re talking about, much of that coverage has been incomplete, misleading or sometimes just plain wrong.
    165. Time to Stop Pretending People With Serious Psychosis Can be "Independent"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    166. The Climate Movement Doesn’t Know How to Talk With Union Members About Green Jobs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Throughout the Democratic primary, the potential loss of good construction and fossil fuel industry jobs has helped prevent moderate Democratic candidates, including frontrunner Joe Biden, from taking policy positions that would aggressively confront the fossil fuel industry and the climate crisis. Whoever opposes Donald Trump in the general election will face a politics of climate denial built on an empty but alluring promise of job security in the oil, gas, and coal industries.
    167. Cookie Monster: the Nuts and Bolts of Online Tracking
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Big Tech has become notorious for its hoarding of its users' personal data, collected with great breadth and down to minute details. Billions have been paid by online platforms to settle legal charges over their invasive and reckless privacy follies.
    168. Corporations and Military Powers Are Selling Phony "Wokeness" on International Women's Day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      It was a familiar sight March 8, 2020 on International Women’s Day, as military contractors and other giant corporations used the holiday to attempt to associate themselves with progressive causes and agendas.
    169. Patterns of Occupied Palestine and Kashmir: Part 4 of Uncountable
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    170. SYRIZA's Betrayal of Greece is a Spectre haunting the Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Regardless of whether he beats the odds, no one can deny the significance of Sanders's movement in taking the relatively progressive first step of returning "socialism" from exile to everyday U.S. politics which was once an inconceivable prospect. Unfortunately, a consequence is that now his idea of an 'alternative' to capitalism has been made synonymous with the word in the minds of Americans, regardless of its qualifications.
    171. They Stripped Us of Our Clothes and Assigned Us a Number
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      How can one begin to excavate the horrors of a radical resocialization project (from roughly 1876 to 1986) to transform "savages" into "civilized" citizens? In turning First Nations societies upside down, the government and the churches ended up turning themselves upside down, evident in the spiritual and moral degradation of themselves and students under their care.
    172. 'Women are the strongest pillar'
      Meet the female fishmongers in Liberia fighting for healthy fisheries.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the landing beaches of Liberia fishing canoes crowd the shallows, the bright colour schemes and fluttering flags showing the pride the fishermen take in their work. But although the men haul the nets this is an industry underpinned by women.
    173. Carrying the load: The weight of women's work in the DRC
      For one photojournalist, an image of women miners symbolises the struggles and strength of all the women she has met.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      With her arms raised above her head, she grips the rope and leans forward to keep the basket full of heavy stones tethered behind her back. Beside her, the other women do the same as they make their way from the bottom of the valley, up a steep and slippery pathway of mud and rocks, towards the top of the Kamituga mining site in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    174. Pakistan's Women's March: Shaking patriarchy 'to its core'
      Young activists and their older counterparts explain why they are uniting to fight for women's rights in Pakistan.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Thousands of women have marched across Pakistan's main urban centres to mark International Women's Day. 2020 is the third successive year that the Aurat March, women's march, has been held in the country.
    175. Why the working-class, socialist history of International Women's Day matters today
      On International Women's Day, Katherine Connelly looks at its origins in the socialist and feminist movements led by working class women

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The high-profile celebrations of a day founded by socialists to highlight the struggles of working-class women will not include any discussion of socialism, nor will they contain much about the specific problems and experiences of working-class women.
    176. The Brooklyn Yeshiva Anthem Protest: Why It’s Not Antisemitic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    177. Films from the Frontlines: "Sorry We Missed You," Ken Loach’s Stirring Exposure of Capitalist Speed and Consumers' Greed
      Film review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    178. Johnstone Brings her Moral Compass to our Dantesque World
      Review of Diana Johnstone, Circle in the Darkness: Memoir of a World Watcher

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Diana Johnstone's memoir is a classic, and will be read and quoted as long as we keep struggling for peace and justice. It is one of the great personal accounts of the anguished decline of our uncivilization, both a riveting eye-witness account of many of the horrors and perfidies, and a primer for students of history and all those struggling to not only dismantle the beast, but to prepare us for what follows it.
    179. A Feminism for the Working Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In 1999, Barbara Ehrenreich charged the feminist movement with advancing only "educated, middle-class women." Her critique is more pertinent than ever.
    180. Inside the World Uyghur Congress: The US-backed right-wing regime change network seeking the 'fall of China'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In recent years, few stories have generated as much outrage in the West as the condition of Uyghur Muslims in China. Reporting on the issue is typically represented through seemingly spontaneous leaks of information and expressions of resistance by Uyghur human rights activists struggling to be heard against a tyrannical Chinese government.
    181. No Limits. The Disabled People's Movement: A Radical History - book review
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In No Limits, Judy Hunt recovers the history of the disabled people’s movement, showing how disabled people organised themselves against ‘the challenge of an inaccessible society’ and achieved significant gains.
    182. Even the Machines Are Racist. Facial Recognition Systems Threaten Black Lives.
      The use of surveillance technology for "security" comes at the expense of civil liberties for Black and Brown people.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Politicians and companies pushing facial recognition technology say that, like the near-certainty of DNA and the exactness of fingerprint matches, the software is a precise, unbiased alternative to human bigotry in policing. Yet in reality, facial recognition technology is prone to false positives that target Black and Brown people, and then tracks them when they're on parole.
    183. Cajamarca - curing gold fever
      The people of Cajamarca stopped a gold mine in their water and food rich territory. But the real story is what happened next...

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Farmers, youth and other environmental defenders from Cajamarca, deep in the embrace of the Colombian Andes Mountains, have stopped a vast gold mine, re-valued the ‘true treasures’ in their territory and begun to develop regenerative alternatives to mining 'development'.
    184. Coronavirus vs. the Mass Surveillance State: Which Poses the Greater Threat?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Emboldened by the citizenry's inattention and willingness to tolerate its abuses, the government has weaponized one national crisis after another in order to expands its powers. The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on illegal immigration, asset forfeiture schemes, road safety schemes, school safety schemes, eminent domain: all of these programs started out as legitimate responses to pressing concerns and have since become weapons of compliance and control in the police state's hands.
    185. In northeastern BC, over 10% of oil and gas wells are leaking methane
      There is no monitoring program for abandoned wells, so they can leak for a long time before emissions are detected and repaired.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Northeastern British Columbia has been a major centre of conventional oil and gas production since the 1960s. More recently, the shale gas sector has also targeted the region.
    186. The Real Modi: Do the Killings of Muslims Represent India's Kristallnacht?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On 23 February 2020 in Delhi, Hindu nationalist mobs roamed the streets burning and looting mosques together with Muslim homes, shops and businesses. They killed or burned alive Muslims who could not escape and the victims were largely unprotected by the police.
    187. Researchers Are Substantially Undercounting Gene-Editing Errors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The standard gene-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9, frequently produces a type of DNA mutation that ordinary genetic analysis misses, claims new research published in the journal Science Advances. In describing these findings the researchers called such oversights "serious pitfalls" of gene editing.
    188. To Save Our Climate We Need Taller Trees Not Taller Wooden Buildings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      To many of us working at the intersection of forest conservation and climate stability recent opinions and news coverage of proposals to fill our cities with tall wooden buildings presents not a stirring vision of sustainability but a nightmarish scenario of a land base increasingly scarred by clearcuts, logging roads and small diameter tree plantations at a time when climate science insists that reestablishing natural forests and letting them grow much bigger and older is one of humanity's last best hopes to keep climate change from accelerating out of control. To save our climate we need taller trees not taller wooden buildings.
    189. Freedom for Me But Not for Assange (or Thee): The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of CNN's Christiane Amanpour
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour has some strange ideas about democracy and journalism, believing her colleagues to be above elected officials – but only if they have the correct politics and serve the right masters, obviously.
    190. How 'dark fishing' sails below the radar to plunder the oceans
      Billions of dollars in illegal and unregulated fish supplies are mixed with legal catches and smuggled into the market.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In September 2019, the Greenpeace campaign ship Arctic Sunrise was scanning the mid-Atlantic ocean, thousands of kilometres from anywhere. On board, investigators were looking for vessels that were doing their best not to be found.
    191. Stop Calling Harmful Bigotry "Religious Freedom"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Supreme Court is considering a case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, that once again pits LGBTQ rights against so-called religious liberty. In this case, one of the plaintiffs, Catholic Social Services, is arguing that it has the right to discriminate against same sex couples when placing children in foster care.

    192. Every state is a battleground
      Howie Hawkins' Response to "An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy"

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      It is condescending and disrespectful to say that Greens are political dilettantes who cast votes just to feel good. We vote to advance a program of system change. We don't waste our votes affirming Democrats like Clinton who personified the elite consensus for the neoliberal economics and neoconservative imperialism that has given us unabated global warming, growing economic insecurity, and endless wars.
    193. An Open Letter to the Green Party About 2020 Election Strategy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      As the 2020 presidential election approaches the Green Party faces the challenge of settling on a platform, choosing a candidate for president, and deciding its campaign strategy.
    194. How We Stay Blind to the Story of Power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      If one thing drives me to write, especially these blog posts, it is the urgent need for us to start understanding power. Power is the force that shapes almost everything about our lives and our deaths. There is no more important issue. Understanding power and overcoming it through that understanding is the only path to liberation we can take as individuals, as societies, and as a species.
    195. The "Liberal" Media’s Propaganda War on Bernie Sanders
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    196. 'Every journalist should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine
      Assange's extradition case examined

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      "Every journalist in the United States should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine" at the charges that had been leveled against this publisher. Because they could be next,' writer Suelette Dreyfus says about Assange whose project published leaked documents exposing possible US War crimes in Iraq and letters exposing shenanigans against Bernie Sanders in 2016 by bosses within the Democratic Party.
    197. 'I wish I was a boy': The Kenyan girls fighting period poverty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In Kenya, one million girls miss school each month because they cannot afford sanitary pads, while some share used ones.
    198. New Deal for Nature: Paying the Emperor to Fence the Wind
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The latest idea to be heavily promoted by big conservation NGOs is doubling the world's so-called "Protected Areas" (PAs) so that they cover thirty percent of the globe's lands and oceans. This is now their main rallying cry and response to two of the world's biggest problems -- climate chaos and loss of biodiversity. It sounds good: It's easy to grasp and has numbers that are supposed to be measurable, and advertisers do love numbers. What better answer to climate change and biodiversity loss than to ban human "interference" over huge areas? If, that is, you think "everybody" is guilty of causing both crises and that everything's solved by keeping them away. The idea's been around for years, but now governments and industries are promoting it to the tune of billions of dollars, so it'll be difficult to oppose. But it's actually dangerous nonsense which would have exactly the reverse effect to what we're told, and if we want to save our world, it must be stopped.
    199. Assange's Extradition Case: Critical Moment for the Anti-war Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      While media have become stenographers to power and have long betrayed ordinary people, WikiLeaks has defended the public’s right to know by publishing more than 10 million documents, with a pristine record of accuracy exposing human rights abuses, government spying and war crimes on an unprecedented scale. By bringing truth to the public, the whistleblowing site transformed the Fourth Estate into becoming a powerful vehicle for peace-making.
    200. Revealed: The British government's covert propaganda campaign in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The British government covertly established a network of citizen journalists across Syria during the early years of the country's civil war in an attempt to shape perceptions of the conflict, frequently recruiting people who were unaware that they were being directed from London.

    201. 'Unreasonable & unacceptable': Beijing slams Washington for press freedom hypocrisy after Chinese media branded 'foreign missions'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      China has denounced Washington for advocating freedom of the press while obstructing media, after it tightened control over Beijing-run outlets operating in the US by equating them to diplomatic missions.
    202. The West Displays Its Insecurity Complex
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      "The West is winning!' U.S. leaders proclaimed at the high-level Annual Security Conference held in Munich last weekend. Not everybody was quite so sure.
    203. Which Side Are You On?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      I think of my friend whenever I hear some bullshit-bloated politician or commentator dismissing the humanity and dignity of criminals and prisoners.
    204. Capitalist roots of the environment crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Here we are, heading into the middle decades of the 21st century, with all the accumulated wisdom and knowledge of millennia of human endeavour literally at our fingertips, staring down the barrel of a catastrophic, and possibly terminal, breakdown of the relationship between human society and the natural world on which we depend.
    205. The Disappeared
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On the fifth floor of the tall glass federal building in Portland, Oregon, the immigration court hums in hushed tones, an air of reverence coming from a dozen or so fidgety children and teenagers. They sit in two long pews that line the back of the room, facing the elevated bench of the immigration judge.
    206. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 19, 2020
      Taking a Stand

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Psychologists call it cognitive dissonance. George Orwell called it double-think. Some of us might call it organized hypocrisy. Call it what you will, it surrounds us. The government proclaims its commitment to 'reconciliation' with indigenous people, and says that its relationship with them is its most important relationship. At the same time the RCMP, following an order by a colonial court, invades unceded indigenous land and arrests people for occupying their own land. Governments mouth platitudes about the importance they place on dealing with the climate emergency while at the same time they build new pipelines and approve massive new tarsands projects. The biggest polluter on the planet - the U.S. military - meanwhile receives constant increases in its budget, even while it pursues demented schemes to take us to the edge of war, mostly recently by deploying a new generation of "low-yield" thermonuclear weapons on submarines. All this is business as usual. Fortunately many people across the country, and around the world, are saying no to business as usual. They are taking a stand and disrupting business as usual.
    207. Profiting from Loss: How Business in Illegal Israeli Settlements Continues Unchecked
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      UN efforts to protect Palestinian land from economic exploitation are failing, and exposing the hypocrisy of western states.
    208. 'OK, Boomer' mentality: Academics want to label old age a disease, in case you had any respect left for the elderly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Prominent academics are pushing for the World Health Organization (WHO) to include old age on its list of diseases. They say it will improve old people’s lives – but in reality, it will give everyone the excuse to write them off.
    209. Colonial conservation - a 'cycle of impunity'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A UN investigation has suggested that rangers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have beaten up, abused and murdered people in the forests of Congo. These atrocities were committed in the name of conservation.

    210. The Lies of Industry and the Liars Who Sell Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A review of The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception, a book by David Michaels.
    211. Extensive Chemical Safety Fraud Uncovered at German Testing Laboratory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The case of an animal rights activist who infiltrated an independent German chemical testing laboratory has triggered the discovery of an apparently extensive chemical testing fraud.
    212. 1945 Dresden bombing’s lesson is the same 75 years on: Might still makes right
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Dresden is like Auschwitz or Srebrenica, a terrible event elevated to almost mythical status because it is in fact the symbol of a wider phenomenon, in this case the bombing campaign conducted against a large number of German cities including Hamburg and Berlin. Dresden occupies this symbolic status because of the very high number of civilian deaths, most burned to death by incendiary bombs whose function was to set buildings alight, and because the town had little or no military significance.
    213. Palestinians hail UN list of firms linked to Israeli settlements
      Palestinian leaders say report will reinvigorate push to boycott international companies in occupied territories.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Palestinian leaders have hailed the United Nations Human Rights Office report, which lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements, saying it is a critical step towards boycotting Israeli businesses operating in the occupied West Bank. The UN body said it identified 112 business entities - 94 based in Israel and 18 in six other countries - which it has reasonable grounds to conclude have ties with Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law.
    214. When CNN Introduces Bernie-Bashers Only as "Former," CNN is Lying to You
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      On Wednesday night, CNN's Don Lemon hosted ubiquitous Bernie Sanders-basher Jim Messina – solo, without an opposing view – to slam Sanders and his Medicare for All proposal. Messina was introduced and repeatedly identified only by his former positions: "Former Obama Campaign Manager" and "Former Deputy Chief of Staff, Obama Administration."
    215. Huawei fires back, points to US' history of spying on phone networks
      Huawei denies having secret access to phone networks, calls it "impossible."

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Chinese vendor Huawei has provided a longer response to US allegations of spying, claiming that it doesn't have the spying capability alleged by the US and pointing out that the US itself has a long history of spying on phone networks.
    216. Named: 112 companies linked to illegal Israeli settlements by the UN
      United Nations Human Rights Council lists firms it says likely connected to Israel's colonisation of the occupied West Bank

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The United Nations Human Rights Council produced a list on Wednesday of 112 companies it has concluded have ties to illegal Israeli settlements. Ninty-four of the firms named are domiciled in Israel, the other 18 are in other states.
    217. US media tries another 'Bernie blackout' after New Hampshire win, but their game is not working
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary, but it appears this is such a hard pill for US media to swallow, that they've simply decided to ignore it -- or at least frame it in a way that somehow makes winning sound bad.
    218. Wall Street Invading Wet’suwet’en Territory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      While protesters have rightly condemned the RCMP actions in arresting Wet’suwet’en First Nation land defenders, they (and the corporate media) have largely overlooked the role of a major player in this whole debacle: Wall Street titan Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., better known as KKR.
    219. Canadian Embassy: Militarily Supporting Israeli Apartheid
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A top diplomat organizing an event to celebrate Canadians fighting for another country's military ought to generate criticism. Doing so while that force humiliates Palestinians at checkpoints in the West Bank, fires on protesters in Gaza and bombs Syria in violation of international law is an outrage that must be condemned.
    220. Oscars: Read Joaquin Phoenix's Best Actor Speech
      The best actor winner received multiple standing ovations and teared up during his acceptance speech.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In his speech, he called out injustices in the world. During multiple moments throughout his acceptance, Phoenix received applause from the audience and even teared up toward the end when he spoke about a lyric his brother wrote.
    221. Systemic Cruelty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      When bailiffs broke down his door on the 20th June 2018 they found Errol Graham emaciated and dead. He weighed just four and a half stone (28.5kg). There was no food in the flat except for two tins of fish that were four years out of date, no gas or electricity supply.
    222. Bt Cotton: Cultivating Farmer Distress in India
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      To date, cotton is the only officially sanctioned GM crop in India. Those pushing for GM food crops (including the government) are forwarding the narrative that GM pest resistant Bt cotton has been a tremendous success which should now be emulated with the introduction of GM mustard. Ever since its commercialisation in 2002, however, the issue of Bt cotton in India has been a hotly contested issue. Bt cotton hybrids now cover over 95% of the area under cotton and the seeds are produced by the private sector. But critics argue that Bt cotton has negatively impacted livelihoods and fuelled agrarian distress and farmer suicides.
    223. Democrats impeach Trump for Withholding Arms to Neo-Nazis in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      That the Democrats are not impeaching Trump for an actual unconstitutional offense like the diverting of military funds to his border wall without congressional approval is revealing of its true motivations. Trump only crossed a line when he went after another member of the political establishment and fleetingly halted the U.S. war machine in its aggression toward Moscow.
    224. German TV Exposes the Lies That Entrapped Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    225. Organizing to ampliyfy ecosocialist voices around the world
      African journal interviews John Molyneux, a founder of the new Global Ecosocialist Network, on the challenges before ecosocialists today.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      John Molyneux, a socialist activist and writer based in Ireland, has played a central role in organizing the Global Ecosocialist Network. He was interviewed by Leo Zeilig of the Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE).
    226. Intimidating or coercing a civilian population is terrorism. Right?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      So, Donald Trump's "peace plan" threatening to wipe out the Palestinians' legitimate rights and reduce them to a fragmented vassal mini-state with restricted freedom and limited self-rule, to be forever at the mercy of their cruel and lawless neighbour, is a terror document. Right?
    227. 6-year-old begs for help during arrest at Florida school: video
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    228. Step to Nuclear Doomsday: US Puts Low-Yield Nukes on Submarines in Response to Made-up Russian 'Escalate to Deescalate' Strategy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The US has deployed “low-yield” nuclear missiles on submarines, saying it’s to discourage nuclear conflict with Russia. The move is based on a “Russian strategy” made up in Washington and will only bring mass annihilation closer.
    229. Saugeen Ojibway Nation Has Saved Lake Huron From a Nuclear Waste Dump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A major victory for Canada's First Nations has just been won in Ontario. On January 31, 2020, the Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) overwhelmingly voted down the proposed deep geological repository (DGR) for storage of low- and intermediate-level radioactive nuclear waste next to Lake Huron.
    230. How to Help Someone With a Disability: Listen to Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      If you know someone with a disability, the best thing you can do is listen to them. Let them tell you about their strengths, and weaknesses, and needs.
    231. The Issue Dividing Democratic Candidates Is Hidden in Plain Sight
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Takes came in hot and heavy last weekend after the New York Times editorial board endorsed both Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the Democratic presidential nomination, mercifully ending the paper's self-aggrandizing pseudo-event widely compared to … that's right … "The Apprentice."
    232. The Public Charge Rule for Immigrants Evokes the Antebellum Slave Codes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Immigration historians have written extensively about how the archaic provision Trump is relying on had antecedents in state laws regulating Atlantic immigration in the 1800s. But little, if anything, has been said in the media about how Trump's rule is also rooted in a different set of state laws, specifically, state slave codes and other antebellum-era laws designed to preserve slavery and limit the movement of freed slaves.
    233. RBC surveillance camera shows someone else took cash, but bank says customer is to blame
      Bank says she was careless, but tech expert says chip-and-PIN cards can be compromised

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      An Ontario woman says she is out thousands of dollars after her bank blamed her for two unauthorized withdrawals from her account, despite surveillance photos that show another person taking the cash right under the noses of RBC tellers.
    234. The military's carbon bootprint
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      As the biggest single user of fossil fuels, why is the military exempt from the climate discussion?
    235. How the Environmental Lawyer Who Won a Massive Judgment Against Chevron Lost Everything
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Chevron has hired private investigators to track Donziger, created a publication to smear him, and put together a legal team of hundreds of lawyers from 60 firms, who have successfully pursued an extraordinary campaign against him. As a result, Donziger has been disbarred and his bank accounts have been frozen.
    236. The Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX): Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and the Russians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      There has long been fierce opposition to the TMX project (owned at the time by Texas-based Kinder Morgan), which will nearly triple the pipeline’s capacity to bring Alberta diluted bitumen (dilbit) to the West Coast.
    237. Free period products for trans boys in UK schools is about ideology, not pupils' needs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Proposed guidelines explicitly presumed that it is the teacher and not the parent who ought to possess the authority to provide the conditions that allow children to transition to another sex. The document entitled “Supporting Transgender Young People: Guidance For Schools In Scotland,” insisted that teachers should not inform parents if their child changes gender in school, unless the child, who may well be as young as four, gives permission.
    238. The Holocaust, the BBC and antisemitism smears
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Senior BBC news reporter Orla Guerin has found herself in hot water of an increasingly familiar kind. During a report on preparations for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, she made a brief reference to Israel and an even briefer reference to the Palestinians.
    239. 'We've got a real divide in the community:' Wet'suwet'en Nation in turmoil
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The battle over the CGL pipeline in British Columbia both on social media and in the press is dividing the Wet'suwet'en Nation some members say. The two opposing sides have been in a very public dispute over Coastal GasLink's (CGL) 670 km pipeline that will carry fracked natural gas from Dawson Creek, B.C., in the northeast, to Kitimat on the coast.
    240. Flu Deaths: US 6,600 — China 25
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Western countries just let their people die. It's called "free markets" and the cold-blooded "cost of doing business".
    241. We have legal age limits for driving, voting, and having sex, why not for transgender treatment?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    242. The privatization of rivers in Chile
      Auctioning-off rivers for private gain has severe social and environmental impacts. But there is a better way.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Chilean government has continued with the mercantile treatment of common goods, putting several rivers in the Bio Bio Region up for auction, despite ongoing social unrest.
    243. America's Long History of Meddling in Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Setting aside the question of whether it's smart to take the U.S. government at its word — it isn't — if Russia were to meddle in our domestic politics, we would have it coming. To say the least.
    244. Claims that the 'NAFTA 2' Agreement is Better are a Macabre Joke
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Although Democrats and public pressure forced through some improvements, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or NAFTA 2, isn't substantially different and remains a document of corporate domination. It would appear that appearances, not substance, drove Democrats in the House of Representatives to approve the deal.
    245. Facebook censors explainer clip recalling when western media liked Soleimani – and demonetizes popular account for sharing it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The social media behemoth didn't just remove independent journalist Dan Cohen's 'In the Now' segment, "How 'good guy' Soleimani became US media's 'bad guy'," from the show's page on Tuesday – it demonetized In the Now entirely, citing the typical unspecified violations of "community standards." The move comes amid an alarming escalation in the platform's crackdown on political speech that runs contrary to US foreign policy, a wave of censorship that has not been limited to Facebook.
    246. The World Must End The US' Illegal Economic War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The United States is relying more heavily on illegal unilateral coercive measures (also known as economic sanctions) in place of war or as part of its build-up to war. In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills tens of thousands of people each year through financial strangulation.
    247. Understanding France's General Strike in the Context of the Yellow Vests and Global Class Warfare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Labor and capital are at loggerheads in France. As the open-ended strike launched on December 5th against a neoliberal overhaul of the pension system continues to expand, the Macron regime has dug in its heels to defend the advantages this so-called reform would have for the wealthy (even though it has recently been forced to present what it considers to be a "compromise" to the union leadership).
    248. Black or White, It's the Same Old Anti-Semitic Pathology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      2019 closed with a number of anti-Semitic attacks in the New York City area—including the killing of three people at a Jersey City kosher market by two shooters who had expressed interest in the fringe Black Hebrew Israelite movement, and a machete attack at a rabbi's home in Monsey, NY by a suspect who appears to have referenced the same anti-Semitic hate group in his rambling manifesto.
    249. The Inauthentic Opposition is "Stunned" by a Crime it Encouraged
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Top Democrats are "stunned" that Trump impulsively ordered the killing of "the commanding general of a sovereign government" (New York Times) – Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Soliemani - on the sovereign territory of Iraq without the permission of Iraq's government. The imperial assassination of Soliemani is a criminal act of war guaranteed to provoke a reaction that could produce a regional war involving U.S. forces in the Middle East.
    250. Miriam Garfinkle Lane
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Miriam Garfinkle Lane is a laneway in the city of Toronto. The name honours Dr. Miriam Garfinkle (1954-2018), a Canadian physician and social justice activist.
    251. The Dangers of Privatized Intelligence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Ray McGovern once again effectively demolishes (as he has several times over the past three years) the flimsy props holding up Russiagate, especially the "Intelligence Community Assessment" (ICA) prepared in January 2017 by "handpicked analysts" from the FBI, CIA and NSA (not 17 intelligence agencies, as first claimed by National Intelligence Director James Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan).
    252. Israeli Justice... a Futile Chase
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Seventeen years ago, 23 year old Rachel Corrie (a Washington State volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement) was crushed to death by an armoured military bulldozer as she stood on top of a mound of dirt trying to prevent the dozer from destroying a civilian home in the Southern Gaza Strip village of Rafa.
    253. A theological moment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The question is: what is purgatory?
    254. 'Completely unsustainable': How streaming and other data demands take a toll on the environment
      Tech firms look for solutions as data centres use huge amounts of power to fuel streaming and social media

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      "We are using an immense amount of energy to drive this data revolution," said Jane Kearns, an environment and technology expert at MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub in Toronto. "It has real implications for our climate."
    255. The Abortion Caravan: When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for the Right to Choose
      Wells, Karin

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In the spring of 1970, seventeen women set out from Vancouver in a big yellow convertible, a Volkswagen bus, and a pickup truck. They called it the Abortion Caravan. Three thousand miles later, they "occupied" the prime minister's front lawn in Ottawa, led a rally of 500 women on Parliament Hill, chained themselves to their chairs in the visitors' galleries, and shut down the House of Commons, the first and only time this had ever happened.
    256. Accidental Wilderness
      The Origins and Ecology of Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    257. Afro-American Progressive Association
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Afro-American Progressive Association (AAPA) was one of the first Black Power organizations in Canada, and one of the liveliest.
    258. All Shook Up: The Politics of Cultural Appropriation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In the era of global capitalism, imagining the lives of others is a crucial form of solidarity.
    259. Allan Gardens
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      More than 150 years since it first opened to the public Allan Gardens is still a city park open to the public. Due to its central location and large size Allan Gardens Park has long been a chosen site for protests and demonstration in Toronto.
    260. Alternative Schools in Toronto in the 1960s & early 1970s
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      In the 1960s, there was increasing criticism of the education system in Ontario, as in many other parts of the world, and a corresponding search for changes or alternatives.
    261. Assam's excluded non-citizens
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    262. Bain Co-op
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Built as a low-income housing project in 1913, Bain became a co-operative in 1977.
    263. Big Strikes and the sabotage of the labor movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    264. Black Power in Toronto
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      History of the Black Power Movement in Toronto, in the context of the Black Power movement in North America.
    265. Brickworks
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Beginning in the 1840s brick works operations began to locate near the Don River to take advantage of the large clay deposits and water power, as well as easy access to the growing city.
    266. Canadian Liberation Movement
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Canadian Liberation Movement (CLM) was an organization founded in 1969 dedicated to liberating Canada from U.S. control and domination. It fought for the independence of Canadian unions from U.S.-controlled “international” unions and stood for Canadian unions for Canadian workers. CLM adopted a nationalist perspective rooted in a variety of ‘Marxist-Leninist’ thinking, and drew inspiration especially from Maoist China.
    267. Cherry Beach
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Cherry Beach, originally called Clarke Beach Park, was established as a recreational beach in the 1930s. Established close to the mouth of the Don River, Cherry Beach was very close to what was then a heavily industrial area.
    268. Chicken: A History from Farmyard to Factory
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Why has the chicken become the meat par excellence, the most plentifully eaten and popular animal protein in the world, consumed from Beijing to Barcelona? Historian Paul Josephson explains that the story of the chicken's rise involves a whole host of factors; from art, to nineteenth-century migration patterns to cold-war geopolitics.
    269. Circle in the Darkness
      Memoir of a World Watcher

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Veteran journalist Diana Johnstone's memoir covers half a century of contemporary history. Johnstone recounts in detail how the Western Left betrayed its historical principles of socila justice and peace and let itself be lured into approval of aggressive U.S.-NATO wars on the fallacious grouns of "human rightss". Subjects range from caustic analysis of the pretentious confusion of French philosophers to the stories of many courageous individuals whose struggle for peace and justice ended in deep personal tragedy, with a great deal in between.
    270. Community Homophile Association of Toronto (CHAT)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      History of the Community Homophile Association of Toronto (CHAT).
    271. Company of Young Canadians
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Company of Young Canadians (CYC) was a federal program established in 1966 to encourage social, economic and community development in Canada.
    272. Compelled to Act
      Histories of Women’s Activism in Western Canada

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Historical perspectives on the diversity of women's contributions to social and political change in prairie Canada in the twentieth century, including but looking beyond the era of suffrage activism.
    273. Copenhagen, cycle city
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    274. Coronavirus: Global academia gets a taste of the Palestinian lockdown
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    275. Counter-Culture
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      An article on the history of the 1960s Counter-Culture in Toronto.
    276. The Cruise Missile Conversion Project
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Cruise Missile Conversion Project was a dedicated group of women and men committed in 1980-1981 to resisting Canadian militarism. They chose as their focus the Rexdale, Ontario manufacturing plant operated by Litton Systems Canada.
    277. Dammed
      The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Dammed explores Canada’s hydroelectric boom in the Lake of the Woods area. It complicates narratives of increasing affluence in postwar Canada, revealing that the inverse was true for Indigenous communities along the Winnipeg River.
    278. The Diary of Dukesang Wong
      A voice from Gold Mountain

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A window into the lives of Chinese workers who built the transcontinental railways across North America, a glimpse into the racism, starvation, and disease they faced every day while working the most difficult and dangerous jobs. The diary of Dukesang Wong, speaks vividly about his experiences and emotions during six years working on the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is the only first person account known to exist.
    279. Diet for a Large Planet
      Industrial Britain, Food Systems, and World Ecology

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A history of the unsustainable modern diet -- heavy in meat, wheat, and sugar -- that requires more land and resources than the planet is able to support.
    280. Don Mount (Napier Place)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Located just east of the Don River in Riverdale, the area bordered by Queen, Broadview and Dundas Street as well as the Don Valley Parkway.
    281. Don Vale ("Old Cabbagetown")
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Don Vale, or "Old Cabbagetown" as it now usually called, is a small neighbourhood on the west bank of the Don Valley. Roughly bordered by Parliament and Gerrard Streets as well as St. James Cemetery, the Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, and Riverdale Park.
    282. Don Valley Parkway & Gardiner Expressway
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The first chair of the Metropolitan Toronto council, established in 1953, was Frederick Gardiner, who quickly drew up plans for a system of expressway and parkway arterials that expanded outward from the city centre. Gardiner's plan, which was considered progressive and reasonable at the time, included five total arterials including the Gardiner Expressway, the Don Valley Parkway and the Spadina Expressway.
    283. Don't Let Blackwashing Save the Investor Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      I could care less about these memorials to slavery and empire. Good riddance. The demonstrators have reinvigorated a process of recognition and historical consciousness that is long overdue, but their chosen targets also reflect a relative powerlessness in the face of contemporary forces. The gestural politics of the moment, reflected in terms like "white skin privilege" and "post-traumatic slavery disorder" have been heartily embraced by the investor class precisely because they deflect from the actual corporate decisions that justify exploitation, rationalize obsolescence and waste, and reproduce inequality all in pursuit of profit.
    284. Enemy Alien
      A True Story of Life Behind Barbed Wire

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      This graphic history tells the story of Canada’s first national internment operations through the eyes of John Boychuk, an internee held in Kapuskasing from 1914 to 1917. The story is based on Boychuk’s actual memoir.
    285. The Great Barrington Declaration
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.
    286. The Great Barrington Declaration - Frequently Asked Questios
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Basic epidemiological theory indicates that lockdowns do not reduce the total number of cases in the long run and have never in history led to the eradication of a disease. At best, lockdowns delay the increase of cases for a finite period and at great cost.
    287. Greater Riverdale Organization (GRO)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Greater Riverdale Organization expanded on, and replaced, the Riverdale Community Organization (RCO) – a lively and effective organization fighting for issues relevant to Toronto east-side neighbourhoods.
    288. The history of Highway 2 when it was the gateway to Toronto
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    289. Homestead Steel Mill - the Final Ten Years
      USWA Local 1397 and the Fight for Union Democracy

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    290. In the name of rose
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    291. The Injured Workers Movement
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      History and formation of The Injured Workers Movement.
    292. Jeannie's Demise
      Abortion on Trial in Victorian Toronto

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    293. League for Student Democracy (LSD)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      An article about the history of the League for Student Democracy (LSD) in Toronto.
    294. Les cimetières historiques de Toronto
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    295. Local Initiatives Program (LIP)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Local Initiatives Program or LIP was a federal program established by the Liberal government in 1971 to provide grants to a variety of community and cultural projects. The program was billed as part of the Pierre Trudeau's effort to create a "Just Society." LIP grants were intended to create jobs, especially in areas where de-industrialization had left many people unemployed.
    296. Locations of Grief
      An Emotional Geography

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    297. M is for Miriam
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      An illustrated children's book about the Canadian physician and activist Miriam Garfinkle. Each page is devoted to some page of her life: C is for Community, D is for Doctor, G is for Garden, L is for Laughter, N is for Nature, P is for Piano, Q is for Questions, S is for Solidarity, W is for Waffles....

      Identifiers: Canadiana 20190236663 - ISBN: 9781927470077
      Subjects: LCSH: English language - Alphabet - Juvenile literature - LCSH Alphabet books. - LCSH: Garfinkle, Miriam, 1954-2018.
      Classification: LCC PE1155.D54 2020 - DDC j421--dc23
    298. May 4th Movement (M4M)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The May 4th Movement (M4M) was a Toronto-based radical group formed after the Kent State shootings of unarmed university students on May 4, 1970.
    299. Mnidoo Bemaasing Bemaadiziwin
      Reclaiming, Reconnecting, and Demystifying Resiliency as Life Force Energy for Residential School Survivors

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Mnidoo Bemaasing Bemaadiziwin is a twenty-five year research and community based book. It brings forward Indigenous thought, history, and acts of resistance as viewed through the survivors of residential school who through certain aspects of their young lives were able to persevere with resiliency, and share their life experiences, teaching us about them, and their understanding of their own resiliency.
    300. Movement for Municipal Reform (ReforMetro)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Movement for Municipal Reform (often called ReforMetro) was created in Toronto in 1975. Its purpose was to establish and institutionalize close linkages among community organizers, left-wing city aldermen (as they were still called at that time), and their constituents (primarily in working-class wards).
    301. My Octopus Teacher
      Erlich, Pippa; Reed, James

      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Focuses on the relationship between Craig Foster -- a South African filmmaker -- and an octopus in a nearby kelp forest. This bond helps to reflect themes of protectionism and environmental empathy.
    302. New Left Caucus
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The New Left Caucus (NLC) was a radical student group active on the University of Toronto campus in 1969-1970.
    303. 1960s CounterCulture in Toronto
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Amidst the overt political developments of the late 1950s and early 1960s, a small but significant portion of youth became attracted to Beat or bohemian culture.
    304. November Rain
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    305. Opportunities for Youth
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Opportunities For Youth was a federal Liberal program of the early 1970s that provided funding for a variety of community projects.
    306. Our Backs Warmed by the Sun
      Memories of a Doukhobor Life

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      When author Vera Maloff set out to find the truth about her family's history, she knew something of the struggles of living a pacifist, agrarian life in a world with opposing values. To find the bones of that history she turned to her mother Elizabeth, who, in her nineties, had forgotten nothing. In Our Backs Warmed by the Sun, the author, through the stories of her mother, describes a wholly activist life. The Doukhobors -- both the Sons of Freedom and moderate sects -- led anti-military protests throughout the early 1900s, harboured draft dodgers in the 60s, and stood up for their beliefs.
    307. Leo Panitch (1945-2020) - "An irreparable loss"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    308. Parkdale Tenants' Association (PTA)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      History of the Parkdale Tenants’ Association (PTA) in Toronto.
    309. Pier 21: A History
      Schwinghamer, Steven; Raska, Jan

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Between 1928 and 1971, nearly one million immigrants landed in Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During those years, it was one of the main ocean immigration facilities in Canada, including when it welcomed home nearly 400,000 Canadians after service overseas during the Second World War. In the immediate postwar period, Pier 21 became the busiest ocean port of entry in the country. Today, people across Canada still enjoy connections to Pier 21 through family history and stories of arrival at the site. Since 1998, researchers at the Pier 21 Interpretive Centre and now the Canadian Museum of Immigration have been conducting interviews, reviewing archival materials, gathering written stories, and acquiring photographs, documents, and other objects reflecting the history of Pier 21. This book builds upon the resulting collection.
    310. Le quartier de Yorkville dans les années 60
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Yorkville était un quartier dans la ville de Toronto qui était le centre de la contreculture des années 60s. Son nom vient de l’avenue Yorkville, mais en tant que district, ses limites était aux alentours de la rue Bloor vers le sud, la rue Davenport vers le nord, la rue Yonge vers l’est et la rue avenue vers l’ouest. L’avenue Hazelton et les rues Cumberland, Scollard, et Bellair faisaient partie du quartier de Yorkville.
    311. Race, Class, and White Privilege: A response
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Underlying the "white privilege" thesis are two basic claims. First, that being "white" is a useful category in which to put everyone from the CEOs of multinational corporations to the cleaners in an Amazon warehouse. And, second, that being in such a category imbues people with privileges denied to those not in that category. Are either of these claims true?
    312. Reclaiming Tom Longboat
      Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Reclaiming Tom Longboat recounts the history of Indigenous sport in Canada through the lens of the prestigious Tom Longboat Awards, shedding light on a significant yet overlooked aspect of Canadian policy and Crown-Indigenous relations.
    313. Red Morning
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Red Morning was a revolutionary group founded in Toronto in the early 1970s. Quasi-Marxist in orientation Red Morning sought to organize working-class youth into a revolutionary force to contest capitalism.
    314. Regent Park
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      One of the oldest public housing projects in Canada. Approved in the mid-1940s and finally completed by 1960, Regent Park consisted of high- and low-rise, subsidized apartment buildings in the area of Toronto bordered by Gerrard, River, Shuter and Parliament Streets. The area is now being rebuilt with mixed-income housing.
    315. Regent Park Community Improvement Association
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Regent Park Community Improvement Association (RPCIA) was founded in 1969 at a meeting organized by a previous organization, BLAST, which consisted of Regent Park South Residents.
    316. Restigouche
      The Long Run of the Wild River

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Restigouche River flows through the remote border region between the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick, its magically transparent waters, soaring forest hillsides, and population of Atlantic salmon creating one of the most storied wild spaces on the continent. In Restigouche, writer Philip Lee follows ancient portage routes into the headwaters of the river, travelling by canoe to explore the extraordinary history of the river and the people of the valley. They include the Mi’gmaq, who have lived in the Restigouche valley for thousands of years; the descendants of French Acadian, Irish, and Scottish settlers; and some of the wealthiest people in the world who for more than a century have used the river as an exclusive wilderness retreat.
    317. Riverdale
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Consisting of a the area east of the Don Valley and bordered by the Danforth, Greenwood Avenue and Lake Ontario, Riverdale was annexed into Toronto in 1884.
    318. Riverdale Community Organization
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The RCO emerged out of discontent at the city,’s handling of the housing expropriation in the Don Mount renewal zone. In 1969, several religious figures from the area formed the East Don Urban Coalition to represent local interests and hired organizer Don Keating. After six months several smaller organizations that had formed around specific local issues united to form the Riverdale Community Organization.
    319. Riverdale Zoo/Riverdale Farm
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A zoo which existed on the west bank of the Don River, at the east end of Winchester Street, from 1899 to 1975. the site subsequently became the location of Riverdale Farm.
    320. The Robbery of Nature
      Capitalism and the Ecological Rift

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Various critical issues are examined in this collection of previously published essays, revised for this book. It won the 2020 Deutscher Memorial Prize.
    321. Rooming Houses in Toronto -- 1960s & 1970s
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Rooming houses in Toronto became a big issue in the late 1960s and early 1970s as housing priorities were changing rapidly. These dwellings were usually old houses that had been converted for single-room-occupancy tenants, who typically paid weekly rent and shared the bathroom and kitchen facilities with four or more (unrelated) tenants.
    322. St. James Town
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Bounded by Wellesley, Howard, Sherbourne and Parliament Streets. Originally comprised of houses, the area was demolished in the 1960s and filled with highrise apartment buildings.
    323. St. Michael's Residential School: Lament and Legacy
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      St. Michael’s Residential School: Lament and Legacy is a moving narrative -- told by two caregivers who experienced on a daily basis the degradation of Indigenous children.
    324. Saving the Nile
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      For the 280 million people from 11 countries who live along the banks of the Nile, it symbolises life. For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.
    325. Solidarity: Five Largely Unknown Truths about Israel, Palestine and the Occupied Territories
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Drawing on both historical and current struggles for Palestinians under siege, occupation and forced displacement, including the Great March of Return in Gaza, the film provides a stirring indictment of Israel’s settler project as well as that of the cable networks’ deliberate spin to shield Israel from accountability. As the film’s title indicates, Peck divides the film into five themes: the expulsion of Palestinians during the Nakba, when 800,000 Palestinians were forced from their homeland in 1947-1948; Israel’s disproportionate violence against Palestinians; Israel’s continued expansion of illegal settlement colonies; the US’ financial support of Israel; and what’s behind the smear campaigns to label criticism of Israel’s policies as anti-Semitism.
    326. South of Carlton Community Action Committee (SOCCA)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The South of Carlton Community Action Committee was formed by a group of residents in the South of Carlton neighbourhood in 1970.
    327. South of St. James Town
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The area just to the South of the St. James Town apartments, roughly bordered by Wellesley, Sherbourne, Carlton and Parliament Streets.
    328. Spirit of the Grassroots People
      Seeking Justice for Indigenous Survivors of Canada's Colonial Education System

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A memoir by a survivor of the Indian residential and day school system who fought for justice on behalf of Indigenous people.
    329. Springboard
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Springboard was a volunteer organization run out of the Christian Resource Centre during the 1970s. The purpose of the program was to facilitate regular contact between incarcerated men and their families during their time in prison.
    330. Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee (SSSOCCC)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      History of the Stop Spadina Save Our City Co-ordinating Committee (SSSOCCC), which was formed to oppose the proposed Spadina Expressway that was supposed to be bulldozed through the middle of downtown Toronto.
    331. There is something missing from tech worker organizing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    332. Todmorden Mills
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Todmorden Mills were a series of mills built in the Don Valley, north of Bloor Street.
    333. Toronto Necropolis Cemetery
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A historic cemetery, located between Sumach Street and the Don River, opened in 1850, and the final resting place of people who were originally buried in Potter's Field.
    334. Toronto Student Movement (TSM)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Toronto Student Movement was organized at the University of Toronto in the summer of 1968. Its founding coincided with student revolts in Quebec, France, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. While there were many issues (such as the Vietnam War) galvanizing student uprisings, the primary focus of the TSM was education itself. The university was seen as itself oppressive and intent on re-creating subservience to capitalist and imperialist projects.
    335. Toronto Warrior Society
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The Toronto Warrior Society (TWS) was affiliated with the American Indian Movement (AIM), which emerged in the United States in the late 1960s to defend First Nations activists and to promote Native pride. TWS was strongly committed to socialism, and to anti-capitalist endeavours.
    336. Toronto Women’s Liberation Movement (TWLM)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      An article about the history and development of the Toronto Women’s Liberation Movement (TWLM).
    337. Toronto Women's Liberation Movement (TWLM)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      As the 1960s progressed, Toronto activists embraced a wide range of issues, from racial justice to student rights. Hardly anyone was talking about the oppression of women, yet women were paid much less than their male co-workers on average, and they weren’t allowed to apply for many jobs, simply because they were women.
    338. Toronto's Historic Cemeteries
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A overview of Toronto's early cemeteries.
    339. Trefann Court
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A thin strip of land just south of Regent Park and bounded by Queen, Parliament, Shuter, and River Streets, Trefann Court was slated for “urban renewal” by the City of Toronto in 1966. Residents fought back and eventually managed to stop the redevelopment plan.
    340. Trefann Court Residents Associations
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A thin strip of land just south of Regent Park and bounded by Queen, Parliament, Shuter, River Streets, Trefann Court was slated for 'urban renewal' by the city in 1966. Home to 1,300, mostly working class, residents, the area was characterized by old houses and a dwindling population. Faced with the demolition of their neighbourhood and inspired by earlier resistance by residents in the Don Mount on the other side of the Don River, residents organized against the project and refused to accept the city's plans.
    341. The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    342. United Jewish Peoples Order (UJPO)
      Connexipedia article to be written

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      The United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) is a national, progressive, secular and independent organization that can trace its roots back to 1926.
    343. Walmart's planned economy
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
    344. Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW)
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Women Working With Immigrant Women (WWIW) developed as an umbrella organization for agencies and women working with immigrant women in Metro Toronto in 1974. Its main goals included information sharing and referral, acting as a support group, and initiating programmes and services to meet the needs of immigrant and refugee women and women of colour.
    345. Yellow Earth
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      Rich layers of shale oil are discovered under Yellow Earth, North Dakota and the neighboring Three Nations Indian reservation. All hell breaks loose.
    346. Yorkville in the 1960s
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2020
      Published: 2020
      A section of urban Toronto that was the centre of the counterculture in the mid-1960s.
    347. Radical Digressions 10
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2020

    2019

    1. Fallacies about free public transit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Whenever the movement for free public transit shows signs of gaining public support, the media digs up 'experts' who furrow their brows and tell us what an impractical idea it is.
    2. What Next?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    3. The Transnational Network That Nobody is Talking About
      IntelBrief

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Azov Battalion is emerging as a critical node in the transnational right-wing violent extremist (RWE) movement. Recruits from the U.S., Norway, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Sweden, and Australia, among others, have reportedly traveled to train with the Azov Battalion. The global nature of these groups is just one of several similarities between RWEs and Salafi-jihadists.
    4. Radical Digressions 9
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2021
    5. Faith, Hope and Persistence - Vietnamese text
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    6. Wiara, Nadzieja i Wytrwalosc
      Faith, Hope and Persistence - Polish translation

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    7. Concerns over 'shocking' road erosion in Wheatley Provincial Park
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    8. Where does it all come from? Where does it all go?
      Toronto's water, energy, and waste systems

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2020
      In a big city like Toronto, it’s easy to live disconnected from the environment that supports us each day. Many of us do not know where our water or energy comes from or where our waste goes. This Toronto-specific picture book answers these questions for Torontonians of all ages and backgrounds in a simple and fun way. Looking at maps, readers can get to know specifically how they fit into the larger picture. Once we know where things come from and where things go, we are no longer lost. We are connected, and have a foundation upon which to develop a caring relationship with our environment.
    9. US Contractors Accused of Funding Taliban Attacks Against American Troops
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On lawsuit filed by military personnel against group of companies, alleging funding attacks on Americans by making protection payments to Taliban.
    10. It's not oppression if a 'pro-Western democrat' does it? Montenegro's 'religious freedom' law is a vile, lawless travesty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Adopting a 'religious freedom' law that opens the door to persecuting a particular faith would normally be seen as a horrifying breach of human rights, but when done to Orthodox Serbs in Montenegro, the West doesn’t seem to mind.
    11. Liberals' 'humanitarian' open arms is not a solution to migrant crisis; radical economic changes are needed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Calls by Liberals to 'open our hearts' to immigrants from poor countries are about maintaining the status quo in the capitalist world. The solution is a radical change in the global economic system which encourages migration.
    12. Trans woman Debbie Hayton is accused of transphobia after expressing view that we are biologically attached to our sex at birth
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A transgender physics teacher by the name of Debbie Hayton is facing disciplinary action and potential expulsion from her seat on the Trades Union Congress LGBT committee, for stating trans people are biologically attached to the sex they are born as.
    13. All Massacres Will Become 'Alleged Massacres' If We Don't Pay Attention
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The greatest enemy of all journalists – and all politicians – is the failure of institutional, historical memory.
    14. Amazon Alexa wants to save you from uncomfortable Christmas dinner talk. Be careful what you wish for.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon has introduced a feature for Alexa to introduce conversation topics at Christmas family dinners. Given the history of privacy breaches people should wary.
    15. Indo-Pak Nuclear Confrontation: First Use Policy and the Race Towards Armageddon
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      There are several indications that India's ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideological mentor the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) are obsessed with the perverse urge to wipe out Pakistan with nuclear weapons by unleashing a first or a second strike.
    16. Remembering America's First (and Longest) Forgotten War on Tribal Islamists
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Here are the relevant points when it comes to the Moro War (which will sound grimly familiar in a twenty-first-century forever-war context): the United States military shouldn’t have been there in the first place; the war was ultimately an operational and strategic failure, made more so by American hubris; and it should be seen, in retrospect, as (using a term General David Petraeus applied to our present Afghan War) the nation's first "generational struggle."
    17. Faith, Hope and Persistence
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      When we look at what is happening in our world, it can be difficult to believe that there are grounds for hope, let alone faith. And yet we – we humans – continue to live and act in ways that testify to our hopes, and to our faith in the possibility of a better future.
    18. Fé, Esperança e Persistência
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    19. Trade Deals Are About Increasing Protectionist Barriers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Past trade deals were about making it easier to trade manufactured goods, making it as easy as possible for corporations to take advantage of low-cost labor in the developing world. This has the predicted and actual effect of putting downward pressure on the wages of less-educated workers.
    20. The Perils of Embedded Journalism: 'Afghan Papers' Wouldn't Be Needed If We Had a Real Independent News Media
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      If the Post and other major news media outlets had been pursuing the truth over the years about these all the wars, and the so-called "War" on Terror, instead of leaving the hard work of exposing all the lies to the likes of whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden and journalist/whistleblower publisher Julian Assange, we'd already know about the venality and culpability of our government.
    21. This ancient cave art is the oldest known 'storytelling'
      Art found in Indonesia shows humans with animal characteristics hunting animals with spears and ropes

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A cave painting found on Indonesia's island of Sulawesi, depicting human-like figures hunting animals, appears to be the earliest known pictorial record of storytelling, according to a study by a team of Australian and Indonesian researchers.
    22. By pretending the world is uniquely cruel to women, smug feminists only enrage men who risk & sacrifice their lives each day
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The kind of feminism sees women as victims, oppressed by evil men is not just deeply offensive to women, but also totally unhelpful to those who buy into it.
    23. Start a tradition of choosing picture books to share with children in your life
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Reading to children is associated with a heap of benefits, including more expansive expressive and receptive vocabularies, better language comprehension and better early math abilities. More recently, the study of reading has turned to examine the social and emotional benefits provided by storybook reading.
    24. How can the U.S. dare lecturing China about Rights of the Muslims?
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      For some time, I have been warning the world that the West, and the United States in particular, are helping to radicalize the Uyghurs in Xinjiang Province and outside.
    25. Spokane vs. the Border Patrol: How Immigration Agents Stake Out a City Bus Station
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amid the Trump administration's immigration enforcement crackdown, the Border Patrol has stepped up raids on Greyhound buses nationwide, combatting what the agency claims is a "growing threat" of "alien smuggling and drug trafficking organizations to move people, narcotics, and contraband to interior destinations."
    26. Money, Power and Turf: Winning the Middle East Media War at Any Cost
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      It is hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the complete polarization of public opinion as a result of self-serving media and, bankrolled by rich Arab countries, whose only goal is to serve their specific, often sinister, agendas.
    27. 'Sexy tricks': How journalists demonize Venezuela's socialist government, in their own words
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The United States has labeled Venezuela's government a "dictatorship" and part of a "troika of tyranny," and has sponsored multiple coup attempts there, including one in November. The corporate media has dutifully ignored the US role in the country's economic woes, laying the blame squarely at the feet of Maduro, omitting crucial political context on Venezuela's economic crisis while keeping up a constant flow of content presenting the country as a socialist hellhole.
    28. Russiagate media smears against Corbyn brought to you by US and UK military-intelligence apparatus
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The popular socialist leader of Britain's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, could be on the verge of becoming prime minister of the United Kingdom. And the mere possibility is terrifying British intelligence services and the US government.
    29. Uber Has Always Been a Criminal Organization
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Uber's whole business model was premised on criminality -- the willful, systematic flouting of local taxi regulations, based on a wager that the company could retroactively absolve itself by getting the laws changed via big-money lobbying. With that kind of mission, it's not surprising its executives had blood on their hands long before they started taking Saudi blood money.
    30. The Faux Generosity of the Super-Wealthy: Why Bill Gates is a Menace to Society
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      While the media may be full of stories singing Gates' praises, presenting him as a good billionaire (as opposed to the current president), the reality is that one man with that amount of power, be it political (like Trump) or economic (like Gates and Bezos) has a highly corrosive effect on democracy and society more generally.
    31. Revolutionary reels: Soviet propaganda film and the Russian Revolution
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      However, the Bolsheviks would revolutionize Russian cinema as leaders recognized the potential of film propaganda as a way to influence the political and social attitudes of the people. Vladimir Lenin clearly understood the power of film, as he stated, "Of all the arts, for us, cinema is most important."
    32. Study Reveals How UK Intelligence Works with Media to Smear Jeremy Corbyn
      New research from Matt Kennard has shown how the British intelligence establishment works with the UK media to smear Jeremy Corbyn.

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Academic studies of the Corbyn coverage have also shown that corporate media have shown a profound hostility to him and his project. One report from the London School of Economics included an entire section called "Delegitimization through Ridicule, Scorn, and Personal Attacks."
    33. What Religion is Your Nationalism?
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On November 9, 2019, 27 years after mobs destroyed the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court of India, despite stating that the demolition of the mosque was against the rule of law, pronounced the lawbreakers as victors. Those who had indulged in a bloodbath to build a temple where they claim Lord Ram was born have become the owners.
    34. Quo Vadis, Lebanon?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Some Lebanese call what is happening on the streets of Beirut, Tripoli and other cities, an "October Revolution", but in reality, this uprising has very little to do with the iconic Russian Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
    35. 'Shadow banning' written into Twitter's new terms of service, may 'limit visibility' of some users
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      With the addition of those four words, the company is telling users it reserves the right shadow ban or "throttle" certain accounts. On what basis will it make those decisions – or whether they will be made solely by an automated algorithm – remains unclear.
    36. Ukrainian neo-Nazis flock to the Hong Kong protest movement
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Neo-Nazis from Ukraine have flown to Hong Kong to participate in the anti-Chinese insurgency, which has been widely praised by Western corporate media and portrayed as a peaceful pro-democracy movement. Since March 2019, Hong Kong has been the site of often-violent protests and riots that have run the city’s economy into the ground.
    37. Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In today’s wretched economy, where around 130 million Americans admit an inability to pay for basic needs like food, housing or healthcare, buying and selling blood is of the few booming industries America has left.
    38. NATO's Crises
      The 2% goal as defence illiteracy

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      NATO's London Summit on December 3 and 4, 2019 displays the deep political crisis of the 70-year-old alliance: Only a dinner and a short meeting, no statement to be issued, quarrels among the leading military members, accusations, substantial differences on Syria and many other issues, the deepest-ever Transatlantic conflict and the usual issues of burden-sharing.
    39. Perspectives for the coming revolution in America: Race, class and the fight for socialism
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The title for this meeting is "Perspectives for the Coming Revolution in America." It begins with the understanding, broadly felt by a growing section of workers and youth throughout the world, that we live in a revolutionary period.
    40. Ukraine, the New Cold War and the Politics of Impeachment
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The question not being asked is why it was politically, legally or morally justified for the U.S.-- the Obama administration, to 1) use NGOs and the CIA 2) to join with real and virulent Ukrainian Nazis to 3) oust the Democratically elected president of Ukraine 4) in order to install a puppet regime that answers to the national security state? Passionate assertions that Donald Trump is corrupt face the question back: what part of this entire operation isn't corrupt?
    41. Technocracy now: The US is working to turn Lebanons anti-corruption protests against Hezbollah
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The movement was spurred by the levying of regressive taxes and the persistence of a corrupt neoliberal order that has mismanaged the economy and hollowed out the public sector while enriching a handful of elites amid a looming economic collapse. Though the protests remain focused on class issues and corruption, the US is increasingly determined to co-opt the movement for its own goals.
    42. Berlin Tax Office withdraws charitable status from Nazi victims' organisation
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Berlin Tax Office has withdrawn the charitable status of one of the largest and most long-established anti-fascist associations in Germany jeopardizing its abillity to continue its work.
    43. From Nukes to Occupy: The Rise and Fall of the Non-Violent Direct Action Movement in the United States, 1976 – 2012
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The non-violent direct action movement originated in the anti-nuclear power movement of the late 1970s / early 1980s. Inspired by the German anti-nuclear movement, activists organized occupations of construction sites for nuclear reactors, aiming to insure no new plants were built. The processes, organizational structure, and culture adopted by these activists differed sharply from the movements of the sixties and early seventies.
    44. Britain's Chief Rabbi is Helping to Stoke antisemitism
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has not only misrepresented the known facts about Labour and its supposed antisemitism crisis. He has not only interfered in an overtly, politically partisan manner in the December 12, 2019 election campaign by suggesting that Jeremy Corbyn -- against all evidence -- is an antisemite.

    45. Fire Brigades Union study exposes decades of deregulation and cost cutting that led to Grenfell Tower inferno—Part 1
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has published a damning report demonstrating that years of austerity measures, privatisation and deregulation led to the entirely avoidable fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, which claimed 72 lives.
    46. The Grand Illusion
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      As the ecological crisis deepens, nearing the infamous Tipping Point – taking us closer to planetary catastrophe – we are being led to believe that an imminent "greening" of the world economy will deliver us from a very dark future. Somehow, against all logic, we have adopted a collective faith in the willingness of ruling governments and corporations to do the right thing.
    47. The Most Enduring Media Cover Up
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Clearing the FOG hosts Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese interviewed Alison Weir, journalist and founder of If Americans Knew, a website that provides factual information about the Israeli State and Palestine.
    48. Statement Condemning US Removal of Democratically-Elected Evo Morales
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Following months of destabilization, on November 10, 2019, the legitimate, constitutional, democratically-elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, was driven at gunpoint out of office and the country by the US and its allies, among them Bolivian fascists and several members of the Organization of American States (OAS), including Canada. This latest aggression follows centuries of colonial, imperialist, and neo-colonial conquest and plunder of the Indigenous-majority population of Bolivia.
    49. What is Happening in Spain?
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Spain spends much less on public social expenditures that what it should spend according to its level of economic development. It is one of the countries of the European Union 15 (the more advanced economies of the European Union) that spends the least on public services such as health care, education, public housing and child care, and on transfers, such as pensions.
    50. Antisemitism Claims have One Goal: To Stop Jeremy Corbyn Winning Power
      The Jewish community’s alienation from Labour has been years in the making

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A supposed antisemitism crisis in Britain's Labour party since Jeremy Corbyn became leader has erupted back into the headlines.
    51. A Collective Ignorance of Ecosystems
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Loss of genetic diversity is one consequence of the Industrial Forestry Paradigm that dominates the U.S. timber industry and all public agencies from the state forestry agencies to the federal agencies like the Forest Service.
    52. An interview with historian Gordon Wood on the New York Times' 1619 Project
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      I was surprised, as many other people were, by the scope of this thing, especially since it's going to become the basis for high school education and has the authority of the New York Times behind it, and yet it is so wrong in so many ways.
    53. The hijab: "preventing common impositions"
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Children are not the property of their parents. They are individuals with rights and bodily integrity. And just because their parents believe in child veiling or FGM and male circumcision doesn't mean they should be automatically entitled to impose their views on their children, especially when these views are harmful.
    54. New Study: "Russian Trolls" Did Not "Sow Discord" - They Influenced No One
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The U.S. has claimed that the Russia government tried to influence the 2016 election through Facebook and Twitter. Russia supposedly did this through people who worked the Internet Research Agency (IRA) in St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia. The evidence contradicts these claims.
    55. Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia coup, Trump dubs Nicaragua 'national security threat' and targets Mexico
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      One successful coup against a democratically elected socialist president is not enough, it seems. Immediately after overseeing a far-right military coup in Bolivia on November 10, the Trump administration set its sights once again on Nicaragua, whose democratically elected Sandinista government defeated a violent right-wing coup attempt in 2018.
    56. With the right-wing coup in Bolivia nearly complete, the junta is hunting down the last remaining dissidents
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A brutal military junta that seized power from Bolivia's democratically elected President Evo Morales is violently repressing a working-class indigenous-led uprising, and the country is rapidly falling under its control. Soldiers in military fatigues prowl the streets, enforcing a series of choke points around the seat of power.
    57. Amazon's Ring Planned Neighborhood 'Watch Lists' Built on Facial Recognition
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon's plan to create proactive "watch lists" based on supposed suspicious activity - including facial recognition software - seen by their Ring cameras should alarm anyone who cares about privacy.
    58. It Is True That Corruption Caused The 737 MAX Accidents. But It Was Not Foreign.
      The New York Times blamed the foreign pilots for the crashes of two 737 MAX airplanes. It now takes a shot at the foreign airlines

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      So someone from Indonesia's air safety agency took another job in the industry. Three years later he changed back into a government role. That shows that Indonesia is a corrupt country and that Lion Air is the most corrupt, says a former pilot with an ax to grind.
    59. The Lies About Assange Must Stop Now
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Newspapers and other media in the United States and Britain have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by the "Assange effect".
    60. Nuclear Lies and Broken Promises
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an economic meeting in the city of Sivas this September that Turkey was considering building nuclear weapons, he was responding to a broken promise. When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the government of Iran of lying about its nuclear program, he was concealing one of the greatest subterfuges in the history of nuclear weapons.
    61. On the degradation of political debate
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Today, political debates have become vacuous and insipid because politicians have become contemptuous of the electorate. Voters, many believe, are ignorant, swayed more by emotion than by reason, happy to accept lies and drawn to politicians with easy answers.
    62. Uber stripped of taxi operations license in London
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Ride-hailing service Uber has lost its license to operate in the UK capital, after authorities have discovered that more than 14,000 trips were made with uninsured drivers. Transport for London (TfL) announced the decision not to renew the firm's license at the end of a two-month probationary extension granted in September.
    63. CIA helped shape ‘Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' series into bigoted Venezuela regime change fantasy
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In a new video analysis of the show (embedded at the end of this article), researcher Tom Secker exposed the show as straightforward US imperial propaganda which was produced in direct collaboration with the CIA and Pentagon.
    64. A Guided Tour of AI and the Murky Ethical Issues It Raises
      In "Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans," Melanie Mitchell explores the workings and ethics of AI.

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Mitchell's goal is to give a thorough (and I mean thorough) account not only of the ethical issues artificial intelligence raises today (and tomorrow), but of how the various branches of AI that the Dartmouth group pursued actually work. She is a good writer with broad knowledge of the topic (unsurprising, since she has a Ph.D. in computer science), and a canny mindfulness of both the merits and problems of AI.
    65. Hillary's white pantsuit says 'empowerment' but Tulsi's says 'fringe cult leader': NYT pilloried for two-faced style commentary
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The New York Times has been accused of peddling ridiculous and shamelessly biased punditry, after the Gray Lady took aim at presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard’s white pantsuit but ended up red-faced.
    66. Hong Kong's opposition unites with Washington hardliners to 'preserve the US's own political and economic interests'
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on November 19, 2019, without any opposition. Despite loudly proclaiming to protect "human rights" and "democracy," a closer look at this legislation reveals the imperial agenda underlying Washington’s actions in Hong Kong.
    67. Journalists need 'national security' training to stop flow of embarrassing but true NATO stories, defense-backed think tank warns
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      With Western armed forces already using embedded reporters to tell the story they prefer, a UK think tank now calls for national security training for journalists so they don't help out Russia or China by telling the truth.
    68. Responding to Lt. Col. Vindman about my Ukraine columns … with the facts
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    69. Inside the Organized Crime Syndicate known as the CIA: an Interview with Douglas Valentine
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    70. Stanford Study Says Renewable Power Eliminates Argument for Using Carbon Capture with Fossil Fuels
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A study in the peer-reviewed journal Energy and Environmental Science, concludes that carbon capture technologies are inefficient at pulling out carbon, from a climate perspective, and often increase local air pollution from the power required to run them, which exacerbates public health issues. Replacing a coal plant with wind turbines, on the other hand, always decreases local air pollution and doesn't come with the associated cost of running a carbon capture system, says Jacobson.
    71. Freedom, Valor, Love: On Snowden's Permanent Record
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Edward Snowden's life reveals it's not just "the computer guy" (or other non-male folks) at tech's helms, but the general U.S. public that bears witness to corporatized data surveillance state violations, or the data industrial complex. This secretive sprawling network is the invasive rule today; it involves regular media outlets, telecommunications, social media platforms, Internet service providers, and government agencies.
    72. Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your bush
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The interesting thing about feminine depilation: though it is a symptom of the patriarchy, it spreads, is held up and is passed along by women of their own free will. Like many parts of the patriarchy it is something we swallow and reproduce sometimes without the input of men at all.
    73. VAR, technology and human judgment
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      VAR aims to eliminate 'clear and obvious errors' by referees by using TV replays to allow officials to view contentious incidents from different camera angles and by reconstructing the movement of the ball or players to check whether a goal was actually scored and whether a player was offside. The trouble is, what constitutes a 'clear and obvious error' is itself a judgment call.
    74. A World in Revolt
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      First Published: 2019
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      We are pleased to include in this issue of Insurgent Notes a series of very detailed accounts and analyses of the gilets jaunes or yellow vests movement in France prepared by activists associated with Temps critiques. The texts are informed by a distinctive theoretical perspective (regarding capitalist reproduction and the possibility of revolution) and their sustained involvement in the yellow vests movement from its inception.
    75. A rich diversity: Underground channels and stream of US Trotskyism, 1928-1965
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    76. Rosa Luxemburg and the actuality of revolution
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      She was brilliant, insightful, with considerable knowledge and practical experience. She said and wrote things that are worth comprehending, actively considering, and testing out as we try to understand and change the world around us.
    77. Why The 'Ok Boomer' phenomenon is short-sighted
      Millennials and Generation Zers have more in common with struggling boomers than wealthy elites our own age

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The "Ok Boomer" meme, which many young people are using online as a rebuttal against supposedly out-of-touch baby boomers, taps into frustrations disproportionately experienced by millennials and Generation Zers -- particularly in Canada's most unaffordable cities. Unfortunately, however, the meme also represents a discourse that ignores the many older people experiencing poverty, discrimination and hardship.
    78. Israel's relentless violence on Gaza met by global silence
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A ceasefire has been reached in Gaza after Israel launched a wave of airstrikes that killed 34 Palestinians, including eight members of one family. Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada discusses Israel's latest bombings, which come after more than one year of weekly, deadly Israeli attacks on non-violent Palestinian demonstrators.
    79. Building resistance to Canada's destructive mining industry
      Review of Joan Kuyek's book Unearthing Justice

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In her book Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry, long-time activist Joan Kuyek brilliantly shares lessons from decades of fighting environmental and community disruption by Canada’s mining corporations.
    80. Top Bolivian coup plotters trained by US military's School of the Americas, served as attachés in FBI police programs
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The United States played a key role in the military coup in Bolivia, and in a direct way that has scarcely been acknowledged in accounts of the events that forced the country's elected president, Evo Morales, to resign on November 10, 2019.
    81. How the Hand of Israeli Spy Tech Reaches Deep into our Lives
      Israeli software used on Palestinians is producing new cyber weapons that are rapidly being incorporated into global digital platforms

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Digital age weapons developed by Israel to oppress Palestinians are rapidly being repurposed for much wider applications – against Western populations who have long taken their freedoms for granted.
    82. Social inequality in Early Bronze Age Europe
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Recent research into Bronze Age populations in Germany provides some insight into a certain aspect of class formation, which may be more broadly relevant. In Europe, aside from the Aegean area, such civilizations did not develop in the same manner as in the territories to the east, with their high degree of urbanization and intensive, often irrigation-based, agriculture.
    83. Cuba's urban farming shows way to avoid hunger
      Urban farming, Cuban-style, is being hailed as an example of how to feed ourselves when climate change threatens serious food shortages.

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      When countries run short of food, they need to find solutions fast, and one answer can be urban farming. That was the remedy Cuba seized with both hands 30 years ago when it was confronted with the dilemma of an end to its vital food imports.
    84. The 2019 UN Vote Against the US Blockade of Cuba
      Trump's Washington Remains Cornered

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On November 7, 2019, for the 28th year in a row, the entire United Nations General Assembly, gathered in one room, voted overwhelmingly against "the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Embargo Imposed on Cuba by the United States." The final tally was 187 in favor, 3 opposed (Brazil, Israel, US), 2 abstentions (Colombia, Ukraine), 1 not voting (Moldova).
    85. Noel Ignatiev, 1940-2019
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Yesterday I learned that my friend and comrade Noel Ignatiev passed away. He’d been in poor health for some time, diagnosed with a rare form of gastrointestinal cancer that made it difficult for him to swallow properly or digest, but it still caught me off guard.
    86. The "Irrepressible Conflict:" Slavery, the Civil War and America's Second Revolution
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The purpose of this lecture series, hosted by the Socialist Equality Party, is to address the falsifications of the New York Times' "1619 Project" and undertake a historical materialist analysis of American history, and in this lecture, the Civil War.
    87. Bank Report Reveals Where Ruling Class Lives
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The 2019 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report provides a glimpse at the inequality that the neoliberal era has produced, who has benefitted and those who have been left behind.
    88. My Friend Was Murdered for Trying to Save the Amazon
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Paulino paid with his life for trying save his tribe's forest, the Arariboia Indigenous Territory, in the north-east Amazon.
    89. Dams and the Green New Deal: Why the Silence?
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the backup for energy if it proves impossible to get off of fossil fuels fast enough.
    90. Erosion along Wheatley, Hillman Marsh, Point Pelee shorelines 'gravely concerning,' say experts
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Erosion along the shorelines of three major southwestern Ontario parks has experts deeply concerned.
    91. Gabor Maté on the misuse of anti-Semitism and why fewer Jews identify with Israel
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Talking today about antisemitism, particularly posing it as a problem on the left.
    92. The Never-Ending Curse of Coal
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Last week Murray Energy, one of the largest coal mining corporations in the nation, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. That makes it the fifth coal company to do so in the last year.
    93. Unfree Media – State Stenography And Shameful Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A recent viral clip of Jeremy Corbyn featured vital truths about the corporate media that ought to be at the forefront of public consciousness in the approach to the UK General Election on December 12, 2020.
    94. failing to see the deeper causes of social tragedies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In both cases, the roots of the tragedies are manifold. But in both cases we seem more interested in laying instant blame than in excavating the wider causes that might help us prevent such catastrophes happening again.
    95. 'What a mess': McDonald's customers frustrated as 'Hamburglar' hacks more app accounts
      Company said incidents are rare and it's 'confident in the security of our app'

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The so-called Hamburglar is still at large, hacking customers' McDonald's app accounts and ordering food on their dime. For some victims, their troubles didn't end there as they were unhappy with how McDonald's handled their cases.
    96. Slavery and the American Revolution: A Response to the New York Times 1619 Project
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In its insistence that race -- which has no basis in science -- is the determinative category of both the present and past, the 1619 Project shares the most basic premise of the white supremacists and fascists that are being set into motion by the Trump administration.
    97. Deconstructed Special: The Noam Chomsky Interview
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On this week’s Deconstructed, Chomsky sits down with Mehdi Hasan to discuss the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, the 2020 Democratic field, and why he opposed Trump's Syria troop withdrawal.
    98. Domestic violence was an issue with no name
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In the 1960s and ’70s, domestic violence was an issue with no name.

      Countless women endured violence in their own homes, but it was not acknowledged as an issue in the public realm. It was a shameful secret, quietly accepted as a part of life for women. When a woman was abused, there was nowhere to go. A woman’s place was in the home, even if home could kill her. Against this grim backdrop, different groups of women across the country worked to open Canada’s first women’s shelters.
    99. Get Started with Lino Printing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Lino printing is a form of fine art printmaking where the printing plate is cut into lino. Yes, lino as in linoleum, as in the floor covering. The lino is then inked, a piece of paper placed over it, and then run through a printing press or pressure applied by hand to transfer the ink to the paper. The result, a linocut print. Because it's a smooth surface, the lino itself doesn't add texture to the print.
    100. Tamil Nadu's seaweed harvesters in rough seas
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An unusual activity of the fisherwomen of Bharathinagar in Tamil Nadu keeps them more in the water than on boats. But climate change and overexploitation of marine resources are eroding their livelihoods.
    101. The Tangled Web of US Border Security Around the World
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Between 1998 and 2016, the US Border Patrol counted nearly 7,000 migrant deaths along the border. Curiously, El Salvador’s new president, center-right Nayib Bukele, who’d won the election in a landslide on a campaign that promised "new ideas," responded to the death of his country's citizens by saying, "It is our fault."
    102. Toronto's Meghan Murphy Meltdown: A Case Study in Media-Driven Social Panic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    103. Colorado police who blew up family's house with CHEMICAL BOMBS just to catch a shoplifter owe them NOTHING, court rules
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A Colorado family whose house was destroyed in a 19-hour standoff between police and an armed shoplifter is not entitled to any compensation from the department that rendered them homeless, an appeals court has ruled.
    104. Historian Victoria Bynum on the inaccuracies of the New York Times 1619 Project
      An interview with the author of The Free State of Jones

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The 1619 Project, launched by the New York Times in August 2019, presents American history in a purely racial lens and blames all "white people" for the enslavement of 4 million black people as chattel property.
    105. Money Talks, Bullshit Walks on Cable News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      None of the big companies buying advertising time on CNN and MSNBC have any interest in the progressive taxation and restored union organizing and collective bargaining rights that Sanders advocates.
    106. Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib, and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Suffering caused through our wars including conditions inside US military camps, in Iraq, led to the extremism of Al-Baghdadi and his ISIS followers.
    107. To Be or Not to Be a Jewish State, That is the Question
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Israel's champions owe us an explanation. First, they insist that Israel is and always must be a Jewish state, by which most of them mean not religiously Jewish but of the "Jewish People" everywhere, including Jews who are citizens of other states and not looking for a new country.
    108. The Toronto Reference Library's rich collection of Communist newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    109. What may be lost with Rojava
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      300,000 people displaced. Villages and infrastructure destroyed. Allegations of white phosphorus use. The costs of the Turkish invasion of northern Syria to create a 'safe zone' are immense, the latest twist in the seemingly intractable Syrian war.
    110. Disagreeing Reasonably in a Complex World
      A review of The Case Against Free Speech

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Free speech is not a naturally occurring object. It's an idea, a notion, an aspiration, an approach to politics, always involving a theory about what it means to be human in a particular society at a particular time.
    111. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 27, 2019
      What Next?

      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Millions of us, in many different countries, came out in late September to demand action on the climate crisis. Around the world, in diverse ways, we are working to keep up the pressure. Time is short, and the tasks are huge. In the midst of our activism and organizing, we need to keep asking ourselves some important questions: What are our goals? And what should we do to reach our goals?
    112. A health care algorithm affecting millions is biased against black patients
      A startling example of algorithmic bias

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A health care algorithm makes black patients substantially less likely than their white counterparts to receive important medical treatment. The major flaw, which affects millions of patients, was revealed in research published in the journal Science.
    113. Race, genetics and pseudoscience: an explainer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A small number of researchers, mostly well outside of the scientific mainstream, have seized upon some of the new findings and methods in human genetics, and are part of a social-media cottage-industry that disseminates and amplifies low-quality or distorted science, sometimes in the form of scientific papers, sometimes as internet memes – under the guise of euphemisms such as 'race realism' or ‘human biodiversity'. Their arguments, which focus on racial groupings and often on the alleged genetically-based intelligence differences between them, have the semblance of science, with technical-seeming tables, graphs, and charts.
    114. Crow Nation is a place where one could vanish - and many have
      Bureaucratic loopholes, jurisdictional gaps, discrimination foster an epidemic of missing and murdered Native Americans.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      It is an epidemic impacting land-based tribes across the country and is particularly acute in Montana, where Native Americans are five times more likely to be reported missing than any other group in the state. Here in Crow Nation, disappearances from this sovereign territory have become so commonplace that nearly every member of the Crow tribe has a close friend or blood relative who has gone missing.
    115. Revolutionary theory, academia and Marxist political parties
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      According to Lenin, revolutionary work has four parts: theoretical work, propaganda, agitation and organization.
    116. Let's Make Sure the Nazis Killed in Vain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      I don't know how many times I've heard that if we don't stand by Israel, the victims of the Nazi Judeocide will have died in vain. I knew something was wrong with that claim, but for the longest time I couldn't put my finger on it. Now I think I can.
    117. The PR Campaign to Hide the Real Cause of those Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Since 2010, an increasing number of hospitals have outsourced their emergency rooms, radiology, anesthesiology, and other specialized services to physician staffing firms. Patients who need these critical services may inadvertently receive care from a doctor outside of their insurance network and find that they owe thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in surprise medical bills.
    118. US Democrats Cultivated the Barbarism of Isis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      There is something profoundly deceitful in the Democratic Party and corporate media's framing of Donald Trump's decision to pull troops out of Syria. One does not need to like Trump or ignore the dangers posed to the Kurds, at least in the short term, by the sudden departure of US forces from northern Syria to understand that the coverage is being crafted in such a way as to entirely overlook the bigger picture.
    119. Here we go again: Amazon AI-powered Cloud Cam actually powered by unseen humans who watch you have sex
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon’s AI-based home security system is sending footage of users' private moments to dozens of algorithm trainers halfway around the world, according to former employees - not unlike its Alexa "smart" speakers. Amazon’s Cloud Cam home security device regularly sends video clips to employees in Romania and India, who help "train" its AI algorithms, according to five current and former employees who spoke to Bloomberg.
    120. Communist Dictatorship in Our Midst
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A kind of undercurrent of thought about workplace democracy has bubbled beneath the surface of public discourse of our current "crisis of democracy." Beneath the surface: one can hardly identify any serious public discourse these days on the anti-democratic nature of most work under Neo-liberal conditions.
    121. 'Consumers are not aware we are slaves inside the greenhouses'
      Exploitation plagues Spain's farming province, with migrant workers paid below minimum wage and living in squalor.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      What is referred to as Almeria's "economic miracle" among Spanish economists is almost exclusively dependant on an invisible, expendable and often illegally employed migrant workers like Maruf, toiling under 40-degree heat and extreme humidity.
    122. I am a trans woman - but I think this woke world has gone too far
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      From anger directed at celebrities for the rational belief that parents shouldn't decide whether their three-year-old is trans, to a culture of outrage that freaks out at the most minor of offenses, transgender activists have become detrimental to my, and others', very existence.
    123. At 13, She Broke the Women's Marathon World Record. Then She Disappeared From Running
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Story of Maureen Wilton.
    124. Catalonia 'separatists' bad, HK 'pro-democracy protesters' good: Orwell's 1984 becomes user's manual for Western 'free media'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      When supporters of Catalan leaders jailed for organizing a democratic vote advance on Barcelona airport, media make a fuss over 'separatists' causing chaos. When the same tactic is used in Hong Kong, it's a 'pro-democracy' protest. In George Orwell’s 1984, The War Ministry was renamed the Ministry of Peace. Truth was Lies, Hate was Love. But author Lewis Carroll got there first.
    125. Death, Misery and Bloodshed in Yemen
      "Strike with Creativity" proclaims Raytheon.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Writing about his visit to the world's largest weapons bazaar, held in London during October, Arron Merat describes reading this slogan emblazoned above Raytheon’s stall: "Strike with Creativity." Raytheon manufactures Paveway laser-guided bombs, fragments of which have been found in the wreckage of schools, hospitals, and markets across Yemen.
    126. To Adapt to the Escalating Climate Crisis, Mere Reform Will Not Be Enough
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      As I've watched young people around the world take part in the climate actions of the last month, I've gotten the sense that I'm watching a spectacle which has been orchestrated to create the illusion that we're still in an earlier, more stable time for the planet's climate. Legitimate as the passion and commitment of this generation of teen climate activists is, their efforts are being packaged by the political and media establishment in a way that encourages denial about our true situation.
    127. Miriam Garfinkle
      Connexipedia article

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Miriam Garfinkle was a Canadian physician and social justice activist.
    128. Why deep-learning AIs are so easy to fool
      Artificial-intelligence researchers are trying to fix the flaws of neural networks.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      These problems are more concerning than idiosyncratic quirks in a not-quite-perfect technology, says Dan Hendrycks, a PhD student in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Like many scientists, he has come to see them as the most striking illustration that DNNs are fundamentally brittle: brilliant at what they do until, taken into unfamiliar territory, they break in unpredictable ways.
    129. 'Cotton has now become a headache'
      A chemical-intensive Bt cotton monoculture is spreading through Odisha’s Rayagada district – harming health, deepening debt, irreversibly er

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Kunari's account reflects a dependence brought about by cotton cultivation that is taking root across the ecologically sensitive highland tracts of Odisha's Rayagada district, with deep implications for its rich store of biodiversity, farmers' distress and food security (See Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha).
    130. Lawless Trump-Canada Connections
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Canada recently seized and sold $30 million worth of Iranian properties in Ottawa and Toronto, a gross hypocrisy explains Yves Engler in light of oversights of more flagrant US and Israel terror victims. But the behaviour of Canada Foreign Affairs in joining the lawless US war of sanctions, embargos and military threats against Iran goes deeper than hypocrisy.
    131. Red-Green Alliance: A Green Earth With Peace And Room For Us All
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Red-Green Alliance advocates a strong international labour organization with muscles to raise global demands for workers. It means a labour organization where it is possible to remain organized, even when traveling across borders, and where people working in the same company, or in the same sector across borders, can be organized together, and raise common demands.
    132. Taxing Financial Transactions Is More Strategic Than Taxing High Wealth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    133. New weapons and the new tactics which they make possible: three examples
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    134. Impeachment, Brought to You by the CIA
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Despite occasional warm gas passed in a leftish direction, establishment Democrats never had any intention of allowing a left political program to move forward. After four decades of asserting that they 'believe' climate science, the moment has arrived when the only political path forward is to take on their donors.
    135. Irregular votes, panicked moves, kiosks
      Insiders detail the last days of Jason Kenney's campaign to be leader of Alberta's United Conservative Party

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A CBC News investigation lifts the veil on what happened inside voting kiosks set up by the Kenney campaign. It’s part of a larger story about allegations of wrongdoing by the team behind Alberta's current premier that one longtime conservative operative says is the focus of an ongoing RCMP investigation and an expert says undermines the credibility of Canada’s democratic system.
    136. Making Money Off of Green Debt: Cory Morningstar Finds Corporate Wolves Behind Environmental Sheep
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Building through the privatization-friendly Reagan-Bush era of the 1980s, ramping up significantly with Bill Clinton's signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 1990s, and solidified through the de facto repeal of the post-Great Depression separation between investment and commercial banks at the end of Clinton’s scandal-plagued final term in office at the turn of the millenium, the United States went through a very noticeable shift in how its economy functioned.
    137. Robot Trolls on Amazon: How Fake Reviews Could Undermine Progressive Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In the pursuit of profit, corporations appear to be using bots to undermine competitors on Amazon, as they do on Twitter and Facebook. This could have detrimental effects on progressive authors and filmmakers who, in the absence of major corporate backing, need the support of reviewers -- at least on Amazon -- in order to boost their marketability.
    138. Sowing the seeds of climate crisis in Odisha
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In Rayagada, Bt cotton acreage has risen by 5,200 per cent in 16 years. The result: this biodiversity hotspot, rich in indigenous millets, rice varieties and forest foods, is seeing an alarming ecological shift.
    139. The New York Times Called a Famous Cartoonist an Anti-Semite. Repeatedly. They Didn’t Ask Him for Comment.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    140. The Open Letter from the Governments of US, UK, and Australia to Facebook is An All-Out Attack on Encryption
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Top law enforcement officials in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia told Facebook today that they want backdoor access to all encrypted messages sent on all its platforms. In an open letter, these governments called on Mark Zuckerberg to stop Facebook's plan to introduce end-to-end encryption on all of the company's messaging products and instead promise that it will "enable law enforcement to obtain lawful access to content in a readable and usable format."
    141. Adversarial Interoperability
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A round-up of the EFF's writing on 'adverserial interoperabillity' which is necessary for creating a decentralized internet free from corporate monopolies.
    142. The Peterloo Massacre and Shelley (2)
      Part 2: Shelley's politics and his Peterloo poems

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Peterloo poems adopt various popular forms and styles. Addressing a popular audience with his attempt at a revolutionary understanding suggests a sympathetic response to the emergence of the working class as a political force, and the poems are acute on economic relations.
    143. Climate Change: A Socialist Solution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A lot has been written, including by myself, on why capitalism, by its very nature, cannot tackle or stop climate change. The purpose of this article is not to repeat those arguments but to make the positive case for socialism as necessary to deal with this existential crisis for humanity.
    144. 'How Dare You!' The Climate Crisis And The Public Demand For Real Action
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Reality clashed with the BBC version of false consensus in a remarkable edition of HardTalk last month. Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, was starkly honest about humanity’s extreme predicament in the face of climate breakdown and refused to buckle under host Stephen Sackur’s incredulous questioning.
    145. The Peterloo massacre and Shelley (1)
      Part 1: The aftermath of the massacre and the responses

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The escalation of repression by the ruling class that followed, resulting in a greater suppression of civil liberties, was met with meetings of thousands and the widespread circulation of accounts of the massacre. There was a determination to learn from the massacre and not allow it to be forgotten or misrepresented.
    146. The Solution to the Country's Debt and Deficit Problem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      For most people, the country's national debt and annual deficit are not major concerns. However, for a substantial portion of the policy types who make, write, and talk about economic and budget policy, debt and deficits are really big deals. And, the fact that our budget deficit and debt are both large by historic standards, and growing rapidly, is an especially big deal.
    147. When Welfare Checks Turn Deadly
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The disabled and mental ill encur growing risks and dangers when interacting with police as their actions are often interrupted as hostile or dangerous. Such misinterruption often result in a fatal encounter with law enforcement.
    148. Agriculture is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. But it can also be a part of the solution.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      While past focus has been on industries such as fossil fuels and transportation, new attention is being put on agriculture's role in the climate change solution.
    149. Anatomy of a Conspiracy Theory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Conspiracy theories in general tend to be crude and simplistic, more often than not reflecting the nature of the people who indulge them. But when the conspiracy theory is mingled with antisemitism – as with the Rothschild rot – it represents a particular failure of the imagination, a particularly null and void exercise in dehumanisation.
    150. Film Charts Failed Experiment Inviting Palestinian Teens to Become Kibbutzniks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A new documentary brings to light an episode almost completely erased from Israel’s official history - and one that reveals how Israel's apartheid character was established from its birth.
    151. Reform or revolution? A response to three intriguing questions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The article by Steve Downs Three questions of political strategy poses three intriguing questions: Does "democratic road to socialism" = "parliamentary road to socialism"? Does "insurrection" = "revolution"? Does "rupture" = "revolution"? Steve found these questions helpful in understanding the contending views in Solidarity and DSA over reform or revolution.
    152. Three Questions of Political Strategy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      As I read contributions to The Call and Jacobin, and from Solidarity members, I wonder if that doesn't explain some of the disagreements about "reform or revolution" that have come up between some Solidarity members and some members of DSA’s Bread and Roses caucus. Framing these disagreements as a set of questions has helped me better understand the contending views.
    153. New Met production of Porgy and Bess prompts racialist criticisms of America’s greatest opera
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The very fact that the race, gender or nationality of the artist is today uncritically presented as a central issue in evaluating a work testifies to the degeneration of bourgeois thought in general and the terrible damage inflicted over many years by identity and racial politics. The use of such criteria in past periods was associated with the political right, which employed them to promote anti-democratic and racist agendas.
    154. 10 Ways that the Climate Crisis and Militarism are Intertwined
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. One area intimately linked to the climate crisis that gets little attention, however, is militarism.
    155. How climate change gave added urgency to a $1.25B project to prevent flooding in Toronto
      New river system being developed amid concerns about flooding, climate change

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      For Toronto, preventing the next potentially disastrous flood is increasingly urgent. And it's a reality facing many Canadian communities as they try to brace for the impacts of a changing climate in the years ahead.
    156. Technology was supposed to make us more capable. Instead it has made us scarily dependent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Technology has promised to make things easier and elevate the species. But much technology emerging today has only increased our dependence on technology by rendering obsolete many of the skills we once relied upon.
    157. Amazon vs. the Socialists in Seattle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In what may turn out to be a preview of the U.S. presidential election, with the ruling class hellbent on stopping Bernie Sanders at all costs, big business in Seattle is carrying out an unprecedented assault of corporate PAC money against socialist and progressive candidates in this year’s elections.
    158. Banks tell dozens of customers they're to blame for thousands of dollars lost to e-transfer fraudsters
      Cybercrime detective says banks must do better job informing customers of risk

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Electronic banking agreements leave customers on the hook and absolve banks of responsibility when electronic money transfers go bad.
    159. Peter Graham and Ian McKay, Radical Ambition: The New Left in Toronto.
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Works on the Canadian New Left are now sprouting plentifully and certainly a work on the country's major city is welcome. This one is encyclopedic, and Graham and McKay deserve thanks for their inclusive rendition of the youthful radical movements in Toronto from 1958 to 1985. The book is generous in its treatment of most of them, though it offers, as it should, analysis of why some groups achieved more in the short term than others while still others left a lasting legacy, for example, in preserving natural areas or working-class neighbourhoods that corporate interests wanted to bulldoze.
    160. Florida grandmother outraged after 6-year-old arrested for "tantrum"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A Florida grandmother was shocked to find out her 6-year-old granddaughter had been arrested Thursday for throwing a tantrum.
    161. What George Carlin Taught Us about Media Propaganda by Omission
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In the old George Carlin joke, the TV sportscaster announces: "Here's a partial score from the West Coast – Los Angeles 6." For a brilliant comedian like Carlin -- who skewered corporate power, class structure and political/media propaganda – that's one of his more innocuous jokes. But it's sharply relevant today as corporate TV news outlets serve up a series of partial scores. Call it 'propaganda by omission.'
    162. Algorithms Are People
      The secret sauce of search engines gives tech companies an abundance of plausible deniability.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon, Google, and other tech platforms deny interfering with their respective search algorithms, to boost profits or sidestep regulations. Because of the murky mechanics of how search works, proving the allegations is nearly impossible.
    163. Recalling the Hundreds of Thousands of Civilian Victims of America's Endless 'War on Terror'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      According to very conservative estimates, as reported by the "Costs of War" project of Brown University’s Watson Institute on International and Public Affairs, nearly 250,000 civilians have been killed during the 8 years since September 2001 in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan in wars or attacks that were instigated by the United States.
    164. Smart Faucets And Toilets Use Alexa To Listen To Your Conversations
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      It is hard to imagine a more intrusive home surveillance device than a faucet or toilet that listens to everyone’s conversations, but that is just what Delta Faucet and Kohler have done. Delta Faucet's "Voice IQ" takes advantage of where lots of people like to congregate and turns it into an Alexa eavesdropping centre.
    165. Empires Are a Secret until They Start Falling
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Alfred McCoy says that it is only when empires are in decline that people begin to recognize they live in an empire and start to talk about it. While discussion of empire hasn't broken into the corporate media, it is certainly happening in the independent media. A concerted effort by a popular movement could bring it to the fore, just as Occupy changed the political dialogue about wealth inequality and the power of money. People in the US need to face some stark realities when it comes to declining US global power.
    166. Facebook advertisers can write their own headlines for shared news stories
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Advertisers on Facebook are able to completely rewrite the displayed headline for news stories, CBC News has learned, opening the door for potential disinformation to spread on the platform while using news media branding as cover.
    167. Against neurodiversity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The neurodiversity movement has good intentions, but it favours the high-functioning and overlooks those who struggle with severe autism.
    168. Rich Getting Richer Via Tax Policies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Marginal income tax rates plunged starting in the 1980s, hitting their modern-day lows under President George W. Bush. After rising modestly during the Obama Administration, they fell again under President Trump. Rate cuts generate only part of the current bonanza. Tax breaks passed by various Congresses account for the rest, hugely increasing the billions that flow to the haves.
    169. Sundarbans: 'Not a blade of grass grew...'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      People in the Sundarbans of West Bengal, for long living on the edge, are now facing climate change – recurring cyclones, erratic rain, growing salinity, rising heat, depleting mangroves and more.
    170. US Media Keep Saying Iran is "In Violation" of a Nuclear Agreement the US Withdrew From
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      US Media portray Iran as having violated the US-Iran nuclear agreement. That's because the Trump administration, acting on its own, foolishlypulled out unilaterally from that agreement, and has been imposing sanctions on Iran, all of which has been in violation of the agreement, and which, by violating its terms, effectively terminates the agreement.
    171. The War in Eastern Ukraine May be Coming to an End but Do Any Americans Care?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Ukraine War remains largely unknown to the American public even though the United States has had a great stake in it.
    172. Masterless Men: Poor whites and slavery in the Antebellum south by Keri Leigh Merritt - Book review
      "1619" and the myth of white unity under slavery

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A critique of the New York Times' "1619" initiative, marking the 400th anniversary of the disembarkation of the first African slaves in what was to become the United States.
    173. What's the True Unemployment Rate in the US?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The real unemployment rate is probably somewhere between 10%-12%. The 3.7% is the U-3 rate, per the labor dept. But that’s the rate only for full time employed. What the labour depatment calls the U-6 includes what it calls discouraged workers (those who haven’t looked for work in the past 4 weeks). Then there's what's called the 'missing labour force' - i.e. those who have'’t looked in the past year. They're not calculated in the 3.7% U-3 unemployment rate number either. Why? Because you have to be 'out of work and actively looking for work' to be counted as unemployed and therefore part of the 3.7% rate.
    174. 'The forgotten people' of a razed Corner Brook neighbourhood revived in new book
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Poet Douglas Walbourne-Gough seeks to erase stigma of Crow Gulch, a community bulldozed beginning in the late 1960s, after its residents spent decades there living in poverty, and living with outsiders' racism and scorn, even as parts of Corner Brook prospered around them.
    175. Larry Dohey was unforgettable. We can honour him by protecting the archives he loved.
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Keeping our stories alive for the future is the passion of archivists whose work is not often recognized.
    176. Yellow fever
      Populist pangs in France

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The 'gilets jaunes' are a complex movement that has grown from a distrust of France's elites towards demands for citizen-led democracy. Their invocation of the French Revolution has provided the movement with a powerful sense of popular legitimacy but, as Gabriel Bristow argues, contains contradictions of its own.
    177. Ukraine's Nazis: Who are they, why are they so influential — and why have media ignored them?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A recent festival in Kiev proudly displayed Nazi symbols and even advertised 'White Pride' – yet received almost no attention from Western media, who still steadfastly pretend there are no Nazis in Ukraine, neo- or otherwise.
    178. The Knotty Question of When Humans Made the Americas Home
      A deluge of new findings are challenging long-held scientific narratives of how humans came to North and South America.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Indeed, no tidy, new framework has arisen to take the place of older theories. Instead, new data, including genetic findings, continue to complicate the story of how these continents came to be peopled.
    179. Disablement, Oppression, and Political Economy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      It is often claimed that disabled persons are invisible, disregarded by mainstream society, and irrelevant to the workings of society. This analysis has attempted to explain that the "unemployables" have been deliberately shut out of the labour force due to a capitalist economy that so far has dictated their exclusion by measure of economic calculations that favor the business class. It further posits that disabled persons are further oppressed in capitalist societies by having been purposely shifted onto social welfare or segregated into institutions for similar reasons – to keep workers who could not be profitably employed out of the mainstream workforce but also to exert social control over the entire labour supply.
    180. 'The happy days are now just nostalgia'
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Along with the temperatures, the Brokpa say, the entire weather pattern has become increasingly unpredictable in the past two decades in the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, which border the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Bhutan and Myanmar.
    181. Remembering Mitch Podolak
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    182. Time for creative disruption?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    183. The Stupidity of Smart Devices and Smart Cities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Smart phones, smart bombs, and, it follows, Smart Cities (capitalising such terms implies false authority), do not exist in that sense, whatever their cheer squad emissaries in High Tech land claim. They are merely a masterfully daft celebration of tactically deployed cults: there is a fad, a trend, and therefore, it must be smart, a model option to pursue.
    184. Congo's Patrice Lumumba: The Winds of Reaction in Africa
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A brief history of Patrice Lumumba who was briefly Prime Minister of an independent Congo.
    185. In Protest Against Police Raping Spree, Women Burn Their Station in Mexico City.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A first person account of protests in Mexico City in response to reports of rape by police officers which have been dismissed by the administration.
    186. Offering Choice But Delivering Tyranny: the Corporate Capture of Agriculture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Proponents of genetically modified seeds say they are opening up 'choice' to farmers and consumers but end up giving monopolies to powerful corporations with proprietary agricultural tools and methods. This lessens environmental and dietary health and diversity.
    187. That Couldn't Be True: Restorying and Reconciliation
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      To achieve reconciliation with Indigenous people Canada must let go of the myth of itself as a benevolent force in the world.
    188. Rivers of Dust: The Future of Water and the Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Syria and Iraq are at odds with Turkey over the Tigris-Euphrates. Egypt's relations with Sudan and Ethiopia over the Nile are tense. Jordan and the Palestinians accuse Israel of plundering river water to irrigate the Negev Desert and hogging most of the three aquifers that underlie the occupied West Bank. According to satellites that monitor climate, the Tigris-Euphrates basin, embracing Turkey, Syria, Iraq and western Iran, is losing water faster than any other area in the world, with the exception of Northern India.
    189. It's No Wonder the Military likes Violent Video Games, They Can Help Train Civilians to Become Warriors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Most studies show no correlation between video games and violence but the adoption of computer simulations by the military and their similarity to video games should give us pause about their ethical impact on society.
    190. Uncle Sam was Born Lethal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The white European "settlers" of North America wiped out millions of the continent's original inhabitants. They populated their southern colonies and states with Black slaves they mercilessly tortured, raped, maimed, and murdered in forced labour camps that provided the critical raw material for the rise of American capitalism long before Mussolini, Franco, and Hitler rose to power.
    191. Who Inflicts the Most Gun Violence in America? The U.S. Government and Its Police Force
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Statistical analyses of gun violence in America consistently fail to account for the number of victimes of police killings. The militization of policiing has led to a greater number of victims, particularly among young black men and the mentally ill.
    192. Facebook had human contractors 'reviewing' users' Messenger voice chats
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Facebook has given contractors access to people's private voice chats for transcription purposes.
    193. Lyme Disease and Biowarfare
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Historical look at the connection between Lyme disease and US government-produced bioweapons by a journalist who has been researching it for decades.
    194. Myanmar's Other Reporters
      The world cheered when two Reuters journalists were freed from prison. But who’s watching out for the rest?

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Detailed analysis of the state of freedom of speech and the press in Burma/Myanmar.
    195. 5 facts confirming just HOW incredibly wealthy the world's richest families are
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Some facts based on Bloomberg's list of 25 richest families show how vast the gulf of inequality is.
    196. If you work for Uber or DoorDash, your boss isn't a person but an algorithm
      App-driven jobs in the gig economy can mean constant surveillance

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Gig-economy apps claim that their workers are contractors or even another kind of customer but human-devised algorithms strictly control their work conditions.
    197. 'Today we seek those fish in Discovery Channel'
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Kadal Osai, a community radio of and for fisherfolk on Pamban island of Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district, turns three this week. And it's making waves – with climate change as its latest focus.
    198. Unhappy customer asked to sign legal agreement not to write a bad review
      Contracting company offered cash rebate to Ottawa couple, but only if homeowners sign

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      After a major kitchen renovation, an Ottawa couple say the contractor has refused to reimburse money they're owed unless they sign a legal agreement preventing them from publishing a negative review.
    199. Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Sources reveal new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times and refute lies both publications have used to smear the WikiLeaks founder.
    200. Australian investigative journalist exposes Guardian/New York Times betrayal of Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Australian journalist Mark Davis HAS revealed new first-hand information exposing the extent of the betrayal of Julian Assange by the Guardian and the New York Times, and refuting the lies both publications have used to smear the WikiLeaks founder.
    201. Politics in the Pub Mark Davis
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The current attempt to use the UK courts to drag Assange into the clutches of a foreign intelligence agency for his revelations is not just an abuse of the extradition process but a fundamental threat to journalism.
    202. Neoliberalism Has Met Its Match In China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Unless China starts playing by neoliberal rules Trump's economic war with them will lead the US to a race to the bottom or isolation from international markets.
    203. The 9% Lie: Industrial Food and Climate Change
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      They now warn us that we have to drastically reduce global emissions – by at least 45 percent – over the next decade. Otherwise, we'll pass the point of no return – defined as reaching 450 ppm or more of CO2 in the atmosphere sometime between 2030 and 2050 – when our climate crisis will morph into a climate catastrophe.
    204. Families "Are Scared To Death" After A Massive ICE Operation Swept Up Hundreds Of People
      About 680 suspected undocumented workers were arrested in Mississippi in one of the largest worksite operations ever conducted by ICE agents

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A massive arrest of undocumented workers in Mississippi had people scrambling to care for kids whose parents were detained and traumatized the community.
    205. Is the Pentagon Behind the Rise in Lyme Disease?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A conversation with Kris Newby author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons.
    206. Like Israeli settlers, white mass shooters are a manifestation of their society
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A caution against calls from the left to label white mass shooters as terrorists. Calling them terrorists does not address the fact that they carry out the objectives of their settler-colonial states.
    207. Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa's new internet paradigm
      The costs of speaking out online are rising rapidly

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many governments in Africa, threatened by the democracy of internet communication, are stifling it by imposing taxes and fees, throttling internet service itself and even arresting bloggers.
    208. To Silence a Poet, and a Nation: What Stella Nyanzi's Conviction Means for Uganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Dr. Stella Nyanzi has been convicted under internet obscenity laws for criticizing Uganda's president. The style of her writing may be as much an issue as the criticism itself.
    209. Amazon Is Coaching Cops on How to Obtain Surveillance Footage Without a Warrant
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon's home surveillance company Ring is coaching police on how to use their technology which simultaneously provides a source of advertising for Amazon.
    210. Are Israel's spies stealing your data?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many Israeli spies go into careers in surveillance software bringing techniques that are used to violate the privacy of Palestinians into everyday commercial software.
    211. How protesters are 'deanonymising' Russia's riot police
      Online tools identify policemen who violently dispersed protesters in Moscow

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Tools such as reverse-image search are being used to identify police who violently broke up a protest in Moscow. The legality of releasing this information and the threats some people are making with it is discussed.
    212. What kind of rebellion will save humanity from extinction?
      The real power of mass civil disobedience is not its ability to shock the powerful into listening, but rather its potential to draw masses o

      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Despite overwhelming evidence that the world has already passed certain tipping points, setting off large and unpredictable changes in the climate, why are governments still refusing to act on the scale and pace required?
    213. How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us on Drugs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at some of the techniques drug companies use to get doctors to prescribe their products.
    214. The Last Frontier
      Homesteaders on the margins of America

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The San Luis Valley in southern Colorado still looks much as it did one hundred, or even two hundred, years ago. Blanca Peak, at 14,345 feet the fourth-highest summit in the Rockies, overlooks a vast openness.
    215. Localism's Contradictions in Hong Kong
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Localism, as a recent political phenomenon in the Hong Kong political landscape, stresses Hong Kong’s political and cultural autonomy as distinct from that of China, while older pan-democratic organizations tend to stress this continuity between democratic struggles in Hong Kong and China. Localism has politicized the younger generations in many ways – but is localism a coherent political ideology, and how does it square with an anti-capitalist, mass-led political practice?
    216. A Play with No End
      What the Gilets Jaunes really want

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      When I caught up with the Gilets Jaunes on March 2, near the Jardin du Ranelagh, they were moving in such a mass through the streets that all traffic had come to a halt. The residents of Passy, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Paris, stood agape and apart and afraid.
    217. Another day, another data hack-- and truth is, there's not much you can do about it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      This week's Capital One hack is just yet another reminder of what cybersecurity experts have known for a while: you've probably already had your information stolen, and the only question is whether you know it.
    218. Small businesses, residences on Great Lakes being 'destroyed' by high water this summer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Fingers are pointed at the International Joint Commission, which regulates levels. But the IJC points out that the upper Great Lakes, Superior, Huron and Erie, are unaffected by Plan 2014, since their water levels are not controlled; they flow toward Niagara Falls and then down into Lake Ontario. Yet those upper lakes are also at near-record levels -- proof that weather is the sole cause of this summer's problems. Furthermore, allowing more water from Lake Ontario to flow through the dam at Cornwall, Ont., could lead to flooding downstream in Quebec.
    219. From Nazi Germany to Ottoman Turkey, Genocides Begin in the Wilderness, Far From Prying Eyes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Recent research shows that the Armenian genocide began before its usually accepted date in 1915. This is consistent with other genocides which start away from the metropolises with only minimal instructions from higher government.
    220. The Discovery and Rediscovery of Metabolic Rift
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Ian Angus discusses the scientific developments that led Marx to develop metabolic rift theory, and a new generation to rediscover it in our time.
    221. 'It was chaotic': National outage of passport kiosks causes major delays at Pearson
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A nationwide outage affecting the primary inspection kiosks and NEXUS of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) caused serious delays for passengers arriving on international flights.
    222. Numsa strike against sexual harassment is a 'powerful moment in labour history'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A union of metal workers in South Africa staged a strike underground in harsh conditions to support a coworker whose sexual harassment complaint had been dismissed by management.
    223. 'Algorithms don’t write themselves'
      Google whistleblower on Big Tech merging with politics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    224. Israel's latest attempt to erase Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Efforts by teams from the Israeli defense ministry to remove sensitive documents from Israeli archives must be understood in a new political climate and are not simply an attempt to spare Israeli governments embarrassment, as some have suggested.
    225. Lessons of Nashville: The working class and the defense of immigrants
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A recent story about residents of a Nashville neighborhood rallying to protect their neighbors from ICE agents shows the power of class solidarity in the face of attempts at racial division.
    226. Marx on Children (and on Forgiving Christianity)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An exploration of Marx's and Christianity's views on children.
    227. The Radical Roots of Free Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Interview with Laura Weinrib author of "The Taming of Free Speech: America's Civil Liberties Compromise."
    228. This School District Threatened To Take Kids Away From Parents Over Lunch Debt. Then It Refused a Businessman's Offer to Pay Those Debts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A Pennsylvania school district sent letters to parents who owed lunch money informing them that they could lose custody of their children due to their lunch money debt.
    229. ANYONE can be re-identified from 'anonymous data', researchers claim & let you TEST it
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Online services that claim to anonymize users’ personal data aren’t as secure as we think, according to researchers who found over 99 percent of people can be identified from a handful of supposedly anonymous data points. Using just three commonly-requested demographic attributes -- birthdate, zip code, and gender -- the program is able to successfully identify users about 83 percent of the time. And with 5 and more data points the machine-learning model gets it right over 99 percent of the time.
    230. This London Firm Helps the Wealthy Hide Assets - or Steal Them. Luckily We Have 15 Years of Their Client Communications
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A London firm that helps the rich hide or steal money has had 15 years' worth of communications leaked. These are being made available to hopefully help return stolen money.
    231. Did John Bolton Light the Fuse of the UK-Iranian Tanker Crisis?
      Evidence suggests he pressured the Brits to seize an Iranian ship. Why? More war.

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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The details of the UK's seizure of the Grace 1 point to involvement by John Bolton and the Trump administration to put pressure on Iran.
    232. "How Could They?" Why Some Americans Were Drawn to the Communist Party in the 1940s
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      We did not become Communists because of any adoration of Stalin. We wanted a better world, one in peace, and we admired the giant achievements of the Soviet people in overcoming illiteracy and building a giant industrial base which proved so vital in defeating the Nazis. We also admired an economy which suffered no joblessness while nearly the entire world groaned under the Great Depression.
    233. I was banned for trans heresy
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    234. No Woman Should Be Forced to Give a Troll a Brazilian Bikini Wax
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Transgender activist Jessica Yaniv has forced the British Columbia Human Rights council to hear a truly absurd complaint. Canada's human rights authorities are currently considering whether the country's gender equality law requires a Brazilian waxing business that only takes female customers to perform the service on a trans woman who possesses male genitalia.
    235. American Visitors to the Gestapo Museum Draw Their Own Conclusions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An exploration of the ethics of drawing comparisons from present-day injustices to Nazi atrocities.
    236. Think Republicans are disconnected from reality? It's even worse among liberals
      A new survey found Democrats live with less political diversity despite being more tolerant of it – with startling results

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Democrats and Republicans have deep misconceptions about what the other side believes. This stops them from working together towards goals that mutually acceptable and achievable.
    237. The Plastic Industry's Fight to Keep Polluting the World
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An in-depth look at the failure of recycling intiatives and the plastics industry's PR efforts that put the onus on small scale efforts to reduce waste while they fight any initiatives that curb production at the industry level.
    238. Our Veggie Gardens Won't Feed us in a Real Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Small scale farming that can actually provide for people requires more knowledge and resources than people think.
    239. Our Veggie Gardens Won't Feed us in a Real Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Prudence would dictate that we heed this year's events as a warning and get serious about making preparations for worse years. Literal cycles of "feast or famine" have marked agriculture since its birth and sooner or later we will experience significant shortages here in the US, if not from the weather, than from war or lack of resources.
    240. History Is Happening: WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An article based on and in discussions with Nozomi Hayase's book 'WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening'.
    241. The People Emerge: The Storming of the Bastille
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A history of the storming of the Bastille emphasizing the revolutionary history that is glossed over in patriotic celebrations.
    242. Brexit Divides the British Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Short commentary on three leftist perspectives on Brexit. The articles discussed are linked in the main piece.
    243. The World Needs a Water Treaty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      During the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nuclear arsenal, but one still capable of inflicting ruinous destruction: water.
    244. The World Needs a Water Treaty
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Climate change is making water into as valuable a commodity as oil with similar national tensions resulting.
    245. It's Raining Sand in Rayalaseema
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In the Rayalaseema region in India, changing agriculture has reduced biodiversity, depleting the soil and leading to aridity and sandstorms.
    246. The Journalists Do The Shouting
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A summary and analysis of some of the mainstream media's coverage US conflicts with Iran.
    247. The Journalists Do The Shouting
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Today’s meaningful art is samizdat stickers on wireline poles and spray-canned corporate advertising. Corporate media is no longer considered a sure source of credible reporting.
    248. Outsourced spying: Google admits 'language experts' listen to 'some' assistant recordings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Google assistants are recording their surroundings without the user's knowledge and making the recordings available to contractors.
    249. "Strategic Extremism": How Republicans and Establishment Democrats Use Identity Politics to Divide and Rule
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Since morality is easy to use as a tool to manipulate voters, Republican's wooing of the alt-right is an effective strategy in a close election. To counter this the left must focus on real issues that challenge corporate power.
    250. On the Democratic Character of Socialist Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Great social movements redefine legality and human rights, setting in motion a process of change that becomes irresistible. Socialists utilize electoral opportunities while recognizing that they are far from the whole story. A workers’ government committed to socialism will probably be achieved as the democratic ratification of a program that has already gained majority support through discussion and mobilization among the population at large.
    251. RT's ban from media freedom conference shows British irony is alive and well
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      RT has been banned from a conference on media freedom for reportedly 'spreading disinformation.' They find this accusation and its source an ironic juxtoposition.
    252. The Seizure of an Iranian Tanker and the Lethal Toll of Sanctions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Sanctions against Syria are having a disastrous effect on the population. Comparisons to Iraq during the 1990s by someone who was there show the historic failure and potential further consequences of sanctions.
    253. Trudeau government gives dangerous new powers to Canada's political cops
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has published a massive collection of documents that reveal that CSIS is gathering information on peaceful protest groups. This coincides with new legislation from the Trudeau government that gives CSIS increased powers to conduct surveillance.
    254. Why Aren't the Democrats Talking About Ending Patent Financed Drug Research?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Presenting a case for replacing government-granted patent monopoly financing of pharmaceutical research to make drugs available at free market prices.
    255. Guilt of Anti-semitism Now Needs No Evidence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Accusations of anti-Semitism against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party make an effective smear in a corporate-contolled media that focuses on individual personalities.
    256. Weaponizing human rights: UN chief Bachelet's Venezuela report follows US regime change script
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A report from the UN High Commissioner on the situation in Venezuela has been condemned by many sources as a political tool to justify the US's attempted regime change in that country.
    257. Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy US State Dept Boasted in 2017
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      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A declassified cable from the US embassy in Ottawa titled "Canada Adopts 'America First' Foreign Policy" notes that the Canadian government would be "Prioritizing U.S. Relations, ASAP."
    258. Doubling Down: The Military, Big Bankers and Big Oil Are Not In Climate Denial, They Are in Control and Plan to Keep It That Way
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The two most important narratives imposed on us are climate change as a "threat to national security" and as a "business opportunity" - the twin rationales for military and corporate power. They want to focus us on how to manage the crisis, profit from it, or adapt to it, instead of opposing it.
    259. From the Green Revolution to GMOs: Toxic Agriculture Is the Problem Not the Solution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The pesticide industry lobbies governments to allow chemicals that have long been known to be harmful.
    260. Google Maps outage sparks mass disorientation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Google Maps server went offline in some parts of the world, and users found themselves utterly disoriented – or couldn't find themselves at all.
    261. Karl Kautsky as Architect of the October Revolution
      Part 2: 1917: The Bolsheviks Apply Kautsky’s Tactics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Bolsheviks came into 1917 with two pieces of Kautsky advice firmly under their belts: enlist the peasantry as a revolutionary ally, and do not deviate from militant anti-agreementism.
    262. When the IWW Took on the Copper Kings
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of the movie "Bisbee ‘17" about a strike and subsequent deportation of the workers of an Arizona mining town.
    263. Whose history? Why the People's History Museum is vital
      In recent months, high-profile figures have claimed museums should be ‘neutral’ spaces. Thank goodness, then, for the People’s History Museu

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Peoples History Museum also acts as a space for learning and offers a site for new debates to emerge, regularly allocating space for community exhibitions and contemporary political discussion. It also exhibits documents from recent events and contemporary unions, as it continues to build its collections.
    264. Amazon admits it keeps some Alexa recordings even when users delete them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon has admitted that Alexa can keep recordings and other data after a user believe they have deleted them. Amazon cites improving customer service and technology as one reason for doing this.
    265. Karl Kautsky as Architect of the October Revolution
      Part 1: Before the War: The Bolsheviks Applaud Kautsky's Tactics

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Lenin remained true to the tactical ideas of Karl Kautsky after the latter had abandoned them.
    266. De-Dollarizing the American Financial Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A long interview with economist Michael Hudson about Trump's plan to lower interest rates.
    267. How Does the War on Terror Stack Up to Some of History's Most Infamous Genocides?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at whether the US War on Terror can be classified as genocide. Comparisons to historical precedents are complicated since the War on Terror is not a systematic effort directed at one location.
    268. Israeli government minister takes credit for 27 U.S. states passing anti-BDS laws
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      It is considered a huge scandal that Russia allegedly interfered in the 2016 US election but Israel is messing in our politics all the time, and that’s standard operating procedure.
    269. Memory, History, and a Pillar of Salt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A personal memoir about art and history in the early days of AIDS and ACT UP.
    270. Paris police use pepper spray against seated climate change protesters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Police in Paris have been filmed pepper-spraying peaceful protestors. This is part of Macron's crackdown on the "yellow vest" movement in which several protestors have been seriously injured.
    271. Raging Against the Algorithm: Google and Persuasive Technology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Fears of Google's algorithms detrimental effect on society may be well-founded but the proposed solutions are problematic.
    272. The Anti Nazi League and its lessons for today
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Interview with Paul Holborow, organising secretary of the Anti Nazi League in 1977-1980.
    273. Germany threatens journalist with prison for speaking about Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Palestinian-Canadian journalist Khaled Barakat has been banned from speaking or participating in political activity in Germany.
    274. How Evil Wins: the Hypocritical Double Standards of Political Outrage
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The injustices carried out under Trump are not new and people who believe they are or that partisan politics will fix things are being fooled.
    275. The secrets of Nineteen Eighty-Four
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Close analysis of 1984, including biographical details of Orwell, defending it as a work of leftist literature.
    276. Thousands of Goldminers Invade Yanomami Territory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Goldminers have invaded Yanomami lands in northern Brazil, probably emboldened by Bolsonaro's war against Indigenous rights. They have brought disease to uncontacted peoples and are poisoning the environment.
    277. Women and the far right
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many of the past gains of human and civil rights with women are at risk of being rolled back as the far right assumes power in numerous countries. Such attacks on women's reproductive rights and their places and roles in society have historical precedents in fascist movements in the past.
    278. Rolf Knight Obituary
      March 4, 1936 - June 22, 2019

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Born on March 4, 1936, the son of an itinerant cook, Rolf Knight grew up in B.C. logging camps, gained his M.A. in anthropology at UBC in 1962, and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1968. For decades Knight was a brave and under-heralded historian and a steadfast enemy of the notion that there exists such a phenomenon as the common man.
    279. How Capitalist Globalization Forecloses on Health Systems
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Discussion of the multi-author collection "Health Care under the Knife." The book criticizes many aspects of medicine under capitalism but falls short of promoting radical alternatives.
    280. The Watchmakers Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      History of a worker takeover of a watch company in 1970s France. Refers to a recent book by Donald Reid 'Opening the Gates: The LIP Affair, 1968-1981.'
    281. Deep Fakes: Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The ability of AI to create credible-looking fake videos could pose a threat to candidates at election time but gullibility was a problem before computer technology.
    282. New York Times Admits it Sent Story to Government for Approval
      The American paper of record just provided a major example of the symbiotic relationship between U.S. corporate media and the government

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The NY Times' seeking approval for a recent story is part of a history of the mainstream media's collaboration with the US government.
    283. The Hydroponic Threat to Organic Food
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US Department of Agriculture is approving methods as "Certified Organic" which are contrary to the principles of organic, sustainable agriculture. This is done mostly to comply with the demands of large agribusiness companies.
    284. Fear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of Muslims
      Top monk says Muslims should be stoned amid unsubstantiated reports of Muslim doctor sterilising Buddhist women.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Sri Lanka's Muslim minority fear further violence as a top Buddhist monk advocate's stoning amid unsubstantiated rumors of a Muslim doctor sterilizing Buddhist women.
    285. Mark Field and the Danger of Getting Sidetracked
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The media's focus on British government minister Mark Field's assault on a climate change activist, is a smokescreen to draw attention away from people with money and power that effect real issues such as climate change.
    286. A Brief History of US Concentration Camps
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An overview of ethnic cleansing and civilian concentration camps in the US starting with the Trail of Tears.
    287. Race, Identity and the Political Economy of Hate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at statistics casts doubt on the supposed rise of white nationalist groups and violence.
    288. Some Suburb of Hell: America's New Concentration Camp System
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to US border detention facilities as "concentration camps," spurring a backlash in which critics accused her of demeaning the memory of those who died in the Holocaust. Debates raged over a label for what is happening along the southern border and grew louder as the week rolled on.
    289. Washington's Dr. Strangeloves: Is plunging Russia into darkness really a good idea
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      US cyber attacks on Russia's power grid, reportedly done without the president's knowledge, are part of a historic pattern of US/Russian relations being sabotaged US defense and intelligence agencies.
    290. We hacked tube ads to call out the Home Office's hostile environment
      Our Future Now on how they helped the Home Office be a little more honest about its policies

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Today our activist group, Our Future Now, have installed subverted adverts on London Underground trains calling out the Home Office's 'hostile environment' and its brutal and racist policies.
    291. The Shaving Kit - Manufacturing The Julian Assange Witch-Hunt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A survey of mainstream media coverage of Assange's arrest that makes him an object of ridicule. Much attention is given to the beard he had at the time.
    292. 'We Need to Ban Fracking': New Analysis of 1,500 Scientific Studies Details Threat to Health and Climate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The latest analysis of studies on the effects of fracking confirms that it poses an extreme threat to the environment and local people's healt.
    293. The Global Movement Against Gentrification
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Accounts of worldwide efforts to promote municipal engagement and organize locally for justice are given in the book Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movement.
    294. Marta Harnecker, the Fighter
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Obituary for Marta Harnecker, sociologist, political scientist, and activist from Chile.
    295. US Foreign Policy Exposed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Some recent events and information leaks have forced even the mainstream media to break the usual veneer over US foreign policy.
    296. US Cyber Attack on Russia's Power Grid is an 'Act of War' (According to the US)
      What about Venezuela's hacked power grid?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The New York Times reports that the US has hacked Russia's power grid. Reporting on the issue has failed to mention any call for consequences or the fact that the US has already been accused of doing the same to Venezuela.
    297. How Much Do Humans Pollute? A Breakdown of Industrial, Vehicular and Household C02 Emissions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Modified excerpt from author's new book, Privatized Planet: "Free Trade" as a Weapon Against Democracy, Healthcare and the Environment.
    298. How SDS Imploded: an Inside Account
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at how Students for a Democratic Society imploded 50 years ago and how it is similar to the behaviour of political parties in the US today.
    299. Tom Paine, Christianity, and Modern Psychiatry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Much of modern psychiatry is based on unscientific theories even many practitioners of its find problematic. Since Thomas Paine knew Dr. Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), considered the "father of American psychiatry," this article draws parallels between Paine's criticisms of religion with those of psychiatry today.
    300. Trump's Trade Threats are Really Cold War 2.0
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Trump's attempts to bully China economically may backfire and alienate the US from trade partners.
    301. The Irish Language and Marxist Materialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review of Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin's book "Language From Below: the Irish language, ideology and power in 20th century Ireland" which looks at the role language and nationalism has played in Irish liberation movements.
    302. Creative + Strategic = Effective Movements for Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Some positive, creative ideas on non-violent actions to make social change.
    303. How Urban Planners Promote Gentrification
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review of Samuel Stein's book "Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State" which looks at how private interests and government promote gentrification.
    304. While the World Watches Trump, It’s Missing What’s Really Going On
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The superficial antics of Trump and other world leaders are making front page news while investigative reporting on real issues is pushed to the margins.
    305. Breach of Ethics
      Leaked Chats Between Brazilian Judge and Prosecutor Who Imprisoned Lula Reveal Prohibited Collaboration and Doubts Over Evidence

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Leaked documents show that Sergio Moro, a judge at the time, collaborated heavily with investigators in Operation Car Wash, a serious breach of judicial impartiality. Even critics of Lula who consider him corrupt doubt the veracity of aspects of the investigation.
    306. How and Why The Intercept Is Reporting on a Vast Trove of Materials About Brazil’s Operation Car Wash and Justice Minister Sergio Moro
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A summary of the Intercepts investigation into Operation Car Wash based on a trove of private communication they have received and are making available to the public.
    307. US Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal Under UN, OAS and US Law
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A detailed look at the many laws being violated by US sanctions against Venezuela.
    308. Education in the Service of Assimilation: The Founding Vision of Residential Schools in Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at some scholarly histories of residiential schools that put paid to Canada's kinder, gentler reputation.
    309. Mainstream media loves protests for democracy and freedom... unless they're in US ally Honduras
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Anti-government protests in Honduras provide a contrast with coverage of those in Venezuela. People protesting an illegitimately elected president get almost no US mainstream coverage in this case.
    310. On Equating BDS With Anti-Semitism: a Letter to the Members of the German Government
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An open letter to the German government by a Jew arguing against a motion equating BDS with anti-Semitism.
    311. Why the US is Persecuting Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Governments don't like it when reporters disclose secrets that impede their preferred narrative. This article draws parallels between Assange and the work of Yemeni reporter Maad al-Zikry.
    312. 'Where was the Lord?': On Jefferson Davis' birthday, 9 slave testimonies
      The voices of five men and four women, once held in human bondage, interviewed in Alabama in 1937.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Testimonies of several victims of slavery collected in the 1930s tell of separation from family, overwork, and abuse.
    313. At the Bridge
      James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The story of James Teit (1864–1922), a prolific ethnographer and tireless Indian rights activist who spent four decades helping British Columbia's Indigenous peoples in their challenge of the settler-colonial assault on their lives and territories.
    314. Downstream
      The afterlife of American junk

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The squat warehouse at Miami’s 5th Street Terminal was nearly obscured by merchandise: used car engines; tangles of coat hangers; bicycles bound together with cellophane; stacks of wheelbarrows; cases of Powerade and bottled water; a bag of sprouting onions atop a secondhand Whirlpool refrigerator; and, above all, mattresses -- shrink-wrapped and bare, spotless and streaked with dust, heaped in every corner of the lot -- twins, queens, kings. All this and more was bound for Port-de-Paix, a remote city in northwestern Haiti.
    315. Nothing Kept Me Up At Night the Way Gorgon Stare Did
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An interview with an expert on drones about a new camera technology that drastically improves wide-area sureillance capabilities.
    316. Israeli intervention in US elections overwhelms anything Russia has done, claims Chomsky
      The 89-year-old said the media was largely ignoring vital issues such as climate change

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Chomsky on the brazen interference of Israel in US politics to which supposed Russian meddling in the US election pales in comparison.
    317. Swedish Sex Pistol Aimed at Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      By asserting the extraterritorial jurisdiction of American law to demand the extradition of another country’s (Australia) citizen from a third country (Great Britain) for activities that took place entirely outside the US, the present indictment is, as Joel Simon of the Committee to Protect Journalists, points out: “a direct threat to journalists everywhere in the world….Under this rubric, anyone anywhere in the world who publishes information that the U.S. government deems to be classified could be prosecuted for espionage.”
    318. Arab photography archive releases 22,000 historic images online
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Arab Image Foundation completes $255,000 digitisation initiative and will reopen its Beirut building this summer.
    319. CRA signs secret settlement with wealthy KPMG clients involved in offshore tax scheme
      Watchdog group accuses the Liberals of covering up the KPMG affair

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Canada Revenue Agency has settled out of court and off the record with large tax avoiders. This follows years of promises to crack down on tax evasion and have more transparency at the CRA.
    320. Engels on the importance of Hegel to Marxism
      Letter to Conrad Schmidt

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Neo-Kantian by persuasion, Schmidt nevertheless asked Engels what the philosophical underpinnings of Marxs thought were. Engels already had put out a book on the topic, Ludwig Feuerbach and the End of German Classical Philosophy (1885), but apparently the implications of this work were not clear enough.
    321. Lessons from Canada: On Women's Libraries and Liberation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A report on a talk Bec Wonders gave at the For Women Scotland event held on May 14, 2019, detailing her experiences as co-founder of Vancouver Women's Library and the value of knowledge produced by second wave feminists.
    322. The human cost of US 'economic war' on Venezuela: Hyperinflation hits 130,000% last year
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Short article about the steep increases in inflation in Venezuela.
    323. Press Freedom is Under Threat in the Land of its Birth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US was not among the conulates protesting controversial new extradition bill in Hong Kong. They can't with a straight face object to Hong Kong passing an act that endorses extradition for political crimes while Washington is pursuing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
    324. Press Freedom is Under Threat in the Land of its Birth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The author draws parallels between the US and Hong Kong's treatment of freedom and individual rights.
    325. The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An analysis of why western media has failed to practice any scepticism regarding claims that the Syrian government is using chemical weapons.
    326. Another Empire's Boot Stomps on Ireland
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A civilian airport in Ireland is being used as a hub by the US military.
    327. The Evidence We Were Never Meant to See About the Douma Gas Attack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A report that conflicts with claims that two cylinders containing chemicals were dropped from an aircraft was suppressed by the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons. This erodes public trust in the institution and is distressing given the recent history of using dubious existence of deadly weapons to justify wars.
    328. The Boeing Way: Blaming Dead Pilots
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation held a hearing about the recent crashes of Boeing 737 MAXs. The Representatives (many of whom received campaign contributions from Boeing) actively tried to shift blame from the company and place it on the dead pilots.
    329. Bolivia's universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Bolivia has implemented universal healthcare to provide free care to its poorest citizens. Although controversial with the country's doctors the program is lauded by the UN.
    330. Rooting rebellion in nature
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Reflections on the legacy of philosopher and ‘geologian’ Thomas Berry, ten years after his death.
    331. Russiagate and the Dry Rot in American Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The idea that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election is used by both liberals and the right to maintain the status quo. Comparisons to Hunter S. Thompson show how staid mainstream news has become.
    332. An (Even More) Inconvenient Truth
      Why Carbon Credits For Forest Preservation May Be Worse Than Nothing

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Article exploring of limitations of carbon credits
    333. Gaza exit permits: Aisha's lone journey for cancer treatment
      Israeli permit system prevents some parents from accompanying their sick children to hospitals outside of Gaza Strip.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Heartbreaking story of a girl in the Gaza strip with a brain tumour who had to go through surgery accompanied by a stranger because parents could not get permission to accompany her to the hospital.
    334. Far-Right Identity Politics and the Task for the Left
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      To oppose far-right ideology, the left must fight the violence and austerity they promote but also acknowledge the appeal of universal values of populist movements.
    335. From the Middle East to Northern Ireland, Western States are All Too Happy to Avoid Culpability for War Crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Forgiving war crimes when they are committed by their own side is a practice of the Nazis that many western governements seem to be taking up.
    336. Moving past climate denial
      Deniers feel that the impacts of climate breakdown don't matter, but the solutions pose an imminent threat, new research shows.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Katharine Hayhoe, a climate researcher and political science professor argues that it's more productive to show climate change skeptics that solutions are beneficial to them rather than trying to make them believe in the science of climate change.
    337. The Violent History of the Venezuelan Opposition
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Mainstream media paint Venezuelan opposition as peaceful heroes and President Maduro as a villain. Details about opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez show this to be blatant propaganda.
    338. The Yellow Vests of France: Six Months of Struggle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at the Yellow Vest movement in France after six months. Although they avoid structures of formal organizations they are converging with several other groups.
    339. 3 solutions to electronic car theft, a continuing threat to high-end Toronto automobiles
      Electronic theft of luxury vehicles rose 90% from Dec. 2017 to 2018, police say

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Cars that unlock and start with an electronic fob can be stolen without the key. The article suggests some ways to protect yourself.
    340. Where Lyme Disease Came From and Why It Eludes Treatment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review of two books that discuss Lyme disease's origin in government experiments with germ warfare.
    341. Assange revolutionized journalism, and the elite will never forgive him
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Julian Assange's treatment by governments and mainstream media shows how he is a threat to the former and shames the latter.
    342. Updated flood plain maps will send the housing market underwater
      Eventually, entire communities will find themselves publicly identified as at-risk

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The federal government will soon be posting maps of places at risk of flooding. This will have serious consequences for the housing markets in those areas.
    343. WhatsApp breach might have targeted human rights groups
      Suspicion falls on Israeli company as users urged to update messaging app

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The messaging app WhatsApp had a security breach that installed surveillance software on users' phones. It seems to have targeted several people in human rights groups who report getting phone calls from strange numbers at odd times.
    344. D is for a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      American government is much like show business: empty entertainment with smoke and mirrors hiding the string-pullers behind the scenes.
    345. Why Are These Facts So Stubbornly Forbidden?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The author gives several examples of people refusing to change their beliefs even when confronted with facts.
    346. 120 years of Indian day schools leave a dark legacy in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory
      'The damage from day schools was just as severe as residential schools,' says former student

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Day schools have not received as much attention as residential schools but they were attended by more children who experienced simliar abuses and loss of culture.
    347. The Strange Workings of Identity and Adolph Reed Jr.'s Thought
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      One of the cornerstones of the socialist approach to identity is the insistence that identities are not naturally occurring but are, rather, the products of history. The controversy surrounding Reed’s work offers an opportunity to try to clarify our understanding of identity.
    348. Distorting 'Democracy' in Venezuela Coverage
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Round up of some of the many media outlets that call Guaidó's coup attempt in Venezuela a democratic movement and refer to democratically elected president Maduro as a dictator.
    349. PepsiCo ends lawsuits against Indian potato farmers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Pepsi has dropped a lawsuit against Indian potato farmers for growing the same potatoes used in Lay's chips. The lawsuit had been subject to public backlash.
    350. Thank Russia for Winning World War II
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    351. Thank Russia for Winning World War II
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Our Soviet allies barely held on alone for three years against Hitler, yet conventional wisdom is that we won the war because we equipped Soviets to die for us. This is propaganda – the USSR bore more than 90% of its own wartime industrial burden.
    352. Dam it all: More than half of the world's long rivers are blocked by infrastucture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      But with the increasing demand for more water, energy generation, and flood management, the construction of dams, levees, reservoirs, and other river-obstructive infrastructures is becoming ubiquitous.
    353. Imagination and Nuclear Weapons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Imagining the horror of nuclear war is not enough to prevent it. Governments with nuclear weapons must be forced to disarm.
    354. The London Climate Protests - Raising The Alarm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Analysis of media coverage of the climate crisis looks at how many outlets try to discredit 'alarmist' activists. However a sense of panics is rational and needed to avoid catastrophe.
    355. The Militarization of Empathy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Surprise reunions between returning soldiers and their families are a major spectacle in US media. But these heartwarming scenes serve as a distraction from the activities of the soldiers while they are overseas.
    356. Yelp and the Myth of Consumer Power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Online reviews on Yelp have had a massive effect on the service industry but this should not be perceived as giving power to consumers. In the end it is only the platfrom that profits.
    357. Peterloo (film review)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of a movie about the massacre at a popular revolt in St Peter's Field in Manchester, U.K in 1819.
    358. A million species 'threatened with extinction'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A summary of a dire climate report on the decline in global biodiversity.
    359. On the Coast of Oaxaca, Afro and Indigenous Tribes Fight for Water Autonomy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In southern Mexico, a multi-ethnic network of towns has halted the construction of a mega-dam. Now they are organizing to manage their own natural resources and revitalize their culture as native water protectors.
    360. US State Department Publishes, then deletes sadistic Venezuela hit list boasting of economic ruin
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A fact sheet put out by the US State Department listing its "accomplishments" in Venezuela reads more like a confession of atrocities. The document was later withdrawn.
    361. Google Bans Press TV
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Social media companies are banning media outlets in the name of alleged 'hate speech' but the companies' contacts and their targets make them instruments of government censorship.
    362. Gray Whales Are Dying: Starving to Death Because of Climate Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at the plight of sea mammals and the state of marine science education.
    363. Israel Again Bombs Gaza - But Is It "In Response"?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In this case it is undoubtedly the Palestinian side that is responding to Israeli violence. But even if Palestinians would fire missiles without an immediate cause it would be within the full rights of the Palestinian people. In its 1982 Resolution 37/43 the General Assembly of the United Nations reaffirmed:
      "the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples for independence, territorial integrity, national unity and liberation from colonial and foreign domination and foreign occupation by all available means, including armed struggle;"
      The UN GA resolution is standing international law. The Palestinian people have the right to resist against the occupation force. In practice as well as legally Israel is a colonial entity that occupies Palestinian land, especially in Gaza and the West Bank. Any armed struggle by Palestinians against the occupation, provoked or not, is thus morally and legally justified.
      But do not expect that any 'western' mainstream media will ever point that out.
    364. Review: Jonathan Metzl, Dying of Whiteness (2019)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A detailed review, focusing mainly on gun violence, of Jonathan Metzl's book Dying of Whiteness.
    365. Leaked: USA's Feb 2018 Plan for Coup in Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Publication of a military document outlining the military, diplomatic, and propaganda policies to overthrow the Maduro governnment.
    366. Venezuelan economist: 'Hyperinflation is a powerful imperialist weapon'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Interview with Venezuelan an economist about how hyperinflation is being used as a weapon against the country.
    367. West Africa's Fine Line Between Cultural Norms and Child Trafficking
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Human traficking in West Africa is difficult to deal with as it has become entrenched in the culture of people living in extreme poverty.
    368. Wildly Underestimated Oilsands Emissions Latest Blow to Alberta's Dubious Climate Claims
      As disaster looms, petro province lets industry call the shots.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The oilsand industry's own measurements of their carbon output fall far short of that reported by Environment Canada's and others' research. This could deal a blow to the industry's PR efforts.
    369. Lost at Sea
      Poverty and paradise at the edge of America

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A few miles north of San Francisco, off the coast of Sausalito, is Richardson Bay, a saltwater estuary where roughly one hundred people live out of sight from the world. Known as anchor-outs, they make their homes a quarter mile from the shore, on abandoned and unseaworthy vessels, doing their best, with little or no money, to survive.
    370. Pete Seeger Was A Movement Musician
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A memorial to Pete Seeger on what would have been his 100th birthday.
    371. The Truce
      How the United States helped spoil a plan to end gang violence in El Salvador

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      For over twenty years, Mijango argues, the overwhelming influence of the United States on Salvadoran law enforcement has led to tremendous mistakes in security policy. Mijango believes that the United States pressured the Salvadoran attorney general’s office to prosecute him because it had opposed the negotiations from the beginning.
    372. Where Our New World Begins
      Politics, power, and the Green New Deal

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      We find ourselves today in much the same place, confronted by an array of emergencies -- seemingly disparate, but in fact closely connected - that threatens to destroy us. Braced against them is a set of ideas put forward in a congressional resolution by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (the notorious AOC), a twenty-nine-year-old freshman congresswoman, and her young, ad hoc brain trust.
    373. "I have been there before" - For Sri Lankan Christians like me, the Easter attacks revived old
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A personal narrative about the complicated politics of language, ethnicity, and religion in Sri Lanka in the wake of the Easter bombings.
    374. Sri Lanka Easter Sunday Massacre: Reflection Of Long Time Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A personal story about extreme ideologies that infiltrated Islamic societies.
    375. Canada’s new far right: A trove of private chat room messages reveals an extremist subculture
      An analysis of 150,000 chat room messages paints a picture of a group that is actively recruiting new members, buying weapons and trying to

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Globe and Mail has obtained a trove of 150,000 messages posted between February, 2017, and early 2018 that reveal the private communications of a loosely aligned node of Canadian right-wing extremists. The record of their continuing conversations reveals a movement, energized by the rise of white ethnonationalism in the United States, that aims to upend a decades-old multicultural consensus in this country.
    376. A Lethal Industrial Farm Fungus is Spreading Among Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Agricultural fungicides are creating strains of drug-resistant fungi.
    377. Why Left Wing Populism Is Not Enough
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Mainly a critique of Chantal Mouffe's book 'For a Left Populism,' discusses the shortcomings of a poplulism that downplays the role of class.
    378. What the 'White Irish Slaves' Meme Tells Us About Identity Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In setting out to rebut narratives of 'Irish Slaves' the left has often downplayed the history of Irish oppression.
    379. My Response to the PBS Series: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A criticism of the PBS series on Reconstruction which presents slavery as a 'southern problem,' ignoring its ties to capital and class.
    380. Nitrogen Crisis: A neglected threat to Earth's life support systems
      Part One of a discussion of the disruption of the global nitrogen cycle by an economic system that values profits more than life itself.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The rift in the nitrogen cycle is a major threat to the stability of the Earth System. This and subsequent articles will discuss how the natural cycle works and how it has been disrupted in the Anthropocene.
    381. Russiagate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Looking at the fiasco of Russiagate, it's instigators, who profits from it and the issues that it distracts from.
    382. How the U.S. Military Feeds at the Terror Trough
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A meandering take on the US's perpetual wars around the world.
    383. Washington's Biggest Fairy Tale: 'Truth Will Out'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The idea that the truth will eventually be exposed may be comforting to people that think we live in a transparent democracy. But this investigative journalist discusses how hard it is to get information from the government.
    384. The Debt System: A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A history of national debt and the international power structures it supports. Calls for the repudiation of illegitimate debt.
    385. Talking Trash: Unfortunate Truths About Recycling
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A deep dive into the mechanics of recycling and why it isn't a panacea for our environmental problems.
    386. Calling Assange a Narcissist Misses the Point
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Personal attacks on Assange are used to discredit his work publicizing war crimes and the truth behind pro-war propaganda.
    387. How a Christian Nonprofit Helped a Controversial Minnesota Mining Company Buy Gear for Local Police
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A Christian non-profit called Shield616 that donates gear to police forces has received donations from mining companies. This sparks concerns of a conflict of interest among residents that are protesting these mines.
    388. ICL Breaks with Leninism on the National Question
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On the radical change of direction of the Trotskyist International Communist League.
    389. In Defense of (Seymour’s) Marxism
      Exposing the 'Theoretical Framework' of ICL's Neo-Pabloist Turn

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The abrupt abandonment of the longstanding approach to the national question by the Seventh International Conference of the International Communist League (ICL - formerly the international Spartacist tendency [iSt]) has major (many as yet unelaborated) programmatic implications. It is difficult to overstate the political importance for the ICL of the dramatic turn represented by the main conference document, "The Struggle Against the Chauvinist Hydra" which repudiates the iSt/ICL's previous refusal to capitulate to "Third World" nationalism - a stance that distinguished the group from its pseudo-revolutionary competitors for decades. The former policy is now simply dismissed as "chauvinism."
    390. Assange's Indictment Treats Journalism as a Crime
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The charges against Assange send a message to journalists that they are in danger for doing their jobs. The UK can and should deny extradition of Assange to the US.
    391. Israel: Are democracy and despotic racism compatible?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A criticism of Zionism as a "melding of an elitist pseudo-democracy with racist despotism."
    392. The Burning of Highlander Center: a Fascist-like Attack
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Highlander Research and Education Center was burned to the ground in New Market, Tennessee in an act of arson by the white power movement.
    393. The politics of identity, left and right
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      One of the consequences of the bifurcated debate is historical amnesia about the origins of identity politics. Most people imagine that its roots are on the left. In fact, they lie on the reactionary right, in the counter-Enlightenment of the late 18th century. It wasn’t then called the politics of identity. It was called racism. It is, however, in the concept of race -- the insistence that humans are divided into a number of essential groups, and that one’s group identity determines one’s moral and social place in the world -- that we find the original politics of identity, out of which ideas of white superiority emerged.
    394. Wealth and the Invisibility of Human Life
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of the book "Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism" by Quinn Slobodian.
    395. Kautsky, Lenin, and the transition to socialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Counterposing Karl Kautsky's perspective of a "democratic road to socialism" as against a supposed Leninist "insurrectionary strategy" presents a false framework for the debate.

    396. Fake News Tsunami - Trump's 'Collusion' And Corbyn As 'Dangerous Hero'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Analysis of recent news coverage that paints Corbyn as an anti-semite compared to that of the Trump campaign's supposed ties with the Russian government.
    397. An Open Letter to Chelsea Manning: A Free Woman in An American Prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A message of courage and strength addressed to Chelsea Manning.
    398. Weaponized Social Media Is Driving the Explosion of Fascism
      Social media platforms give governments, extremists, haters and propagandists the ability to excite and incite hate amplified by algorithms.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Describing how social media wages war on reality by spreading propaganda. With examples from ISIS to Alex Jones.
    399. Where Have You Gone Abbie Hoffman?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A collection of excerpts of people writing about Abbie Hoffman on the 30th anniversary of his death.
    400. From Pre-K On, US Schools Privilege the Already Privileged
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The college bribery admissions scandal is only the extreme end of the inequality in the education system. Public policies, such as school funding based on property values, disadvantage children in low-income communities starting as early as pre-K.
    401. Eight miners die from toxic gases in Peru’s northern highlands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Eight miners died after poisonous gases escaped in an informal gold mine in northern Peru. Informal mines are operated without licenses or safety standards by companies that can easily bypass regulations.
    402. Fighting Against Racism - And For a Better Paycheck - On the Docks
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Dockworker labour solidarity. Heavily references two books: 'Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area' by Peter Cole and 'Choke Points' essays edited by Jake Alimahomed-Wilson and Immanuel Ness.
    403. Former UAW vice president pleads guilty to conspiracy in bribery scheme
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Norwood Jewell, former vice president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate labor laws. There could be even higher ranking officials charged, highlighting the conflicting interests of union bosses vs workers.
    404. Social Media Regulation: Speak of the Devil and in Walks Zuck
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Social media giants such as Facebook support government regulation as a means to secure their monopolies.
    405. US Capitalism Was Born in the Destruction of the Commons
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Interview with Silvia Federici and Peter Linebaugh about Federici's book Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons.
    406. Collusion in Plain Sight
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The media should use the same language for Trump's pandering to corporations and failure to publicly condemn white supremacist violence as they do for his supposed collaboration with Russia.
    407. Factional provocation, middle-class hysteria, and the collapse of the International Socialist Organization
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The International Socialist Organization is collapsing just over a month after its national convention, amidst factionally instigated denunciations of sexual assault and cover-up.
    408. Facebook plans to curate 'high quality' news for its users from 'trusted outlets'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Facebook is considering hiring human editors to hand-pick 'trustworthy' news to display on its site. Facebook's track record of bias and censorship make its motives suspect.
    409. Filing Your Taxes Is Already Difficult. The House Just Passed a Bill That Keeps It That Way Forever.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The complicated process of paying and filing taxes - and the consquences of doing so incorrectly - cause hardship to many Americans especially the poor. This system could be much easier but many companies have an interest in maintaining the status quo.
    410. Lyft and Other Gig Economy Giants Cash In With IPOs Before Labor Laws Catch Up With Them
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many platform companies are making initial investors money by going public. Later investors could be on the hook if they have to change their business models to be in compliance with labour laws.
    411. The Public Library: Antidote to Everyday American Banality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A celebration of the local library that includes conversations with librarians and patrons.
    412. Solidarity, Survival and Sabotage: Reconstructing the History of the Blackouts Tormenting Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A detailed timeline of events during the recent blackout in Venezuela.
    413. Works of Mercy
      The power of pastoral care

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Health care organizations increasingly recognize that meeting the spiritual needs of their patients is part of their mandate, and hospitals must address these needs to receive national accreditation. The provision of care for the sick, disabled, and dying beyond the strictly medical or therapeutic is now a career possibility with many variant descriptions and categories.
    414. Don't Believe the Hype: Paying for Medicare for All Is Simple
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Debunking recent arguments that Medicare for All will require reducing spending in other areas.
    415. Notorious Portuguese political prison becomes museum of resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A historical fortress Peniche used to hold dissidents under Portugal's dictatorship is being turned into a museum to remind people of the life under fascism.
    416. Some of Khashoggi's killers received training in US: WaPo report
      Projects under intelligence and defence partnership between US and Saudi on hold after killing.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Some of the people involved in killing Jamal Khashoggi may have had special-operations training in the US, conducted by Tier 1 Group, an Arkansas-based company.
    417. In defense of To Kill a Mockingbird: The 1962 film about racism in theaters this week
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Attempts to remove To Kill a Mockingbird from curricula are misguided and ignore the artistic and courageous ambitions of the book and film.
    418. ‘Renouncing Violence’ Is a Demand Made Almost Exclusively of Muslims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Media analysis shows that calls to renounce violence are directed at Muslims or other victims of Western occupation.
    419. UN aviation body blocks critics online
      The UN’s aviation body is blocking climate critics on Twitter, accusing them of 'fake news' and 'spam'.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The International Civil Aviation Organization is blocking people who interact with them on Twitter. They claim their critics' arguments are not 'fact-based.'
    420. The U.S.' Refusal of Entry to Arnold August Is a Dangerous Precedent for All Activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US's refusal of entry to August is part of a long history of targeting people at the borders. This limits our democratic rights to organize and express political views peacefully.
    421. Dung beetles 'reduce human pathogens risk'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Farmers remove habitats that encourage natural wildlife for food-safety reasons, however, these habitats encourage biodiversity which could reduce the risk of pathogens in food.
    422. To Readers, $X Billion Just Means 'a Whole Lot of Money'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A call for media to put numbers in context, e.g., food stamps cost of $70 billion a year is just 0.4 percent of the budget.
    423. Russia and the Democrats
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Democratic Party's insistence of Russian meddling in the election show how out of touch and unfit their leadership is.
    424. 'They Had Already Decided They Wanted to Invade Iraq'
      CounterSpin interviews with Robert Dreyfuss and Diana Duarte on media and the Iraq War

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      MP3s and transcripts of two interviews about justifications for the Iraq war. One focused on intelligence on WMDs and the other on women's rights.
    425. A Very Incomplete List of Sinister Things Vladimir Putin/Russia/'the Russians' Have Been Accused of Doing
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A list as the title describes (with links).
    426. Why Activists Fail
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Describes why activists have historically failed to make a real difference - they don't know how the world works. Describes how the world works and explains some components of nonviolent strategy for change.
    427. Pathological Deceit: The NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela's Cuban Doctors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Claims that the Maduro government is using Cuban doctors to coerce voters by refusing care to the opposition are based on very dubious evidence.
    428. Race, Class, and the Left with Adolph Reed Jr.
      Resource Type: Audio
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Audio interview with Adolph Reed Jr.
    429. Reflections on coherence and comradeship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A lengthy personal meditation on strategic challenges facing left organizing.
    430. UN to probe 'horrific' Mali attacks as death toll jumps to 160
      Local officials say at least 160 people were killed and scores more wounded in Saturday's attack in Mopti region.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The UN has sent a team of investigators to Mali in the aftermath of an attack that killed 160 people. Violence in the region is rooted in rivalry between two communities.
    431. US Foists 'Humanitarian Aid' on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US-backed Saudi Arabia war on Yemen is causing the worst humanitarian crisis of the modern era. The lack of concern from politicians should belie this justification for U.S. intervention in other countries.
    432. Anti-Muslim Bigotry and Far-Right Terror
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Far-right ideology is fuelled by such a large mishmash of ideas that censoring anti-Muslim rhetoric is futile for stopping attacks.
    433. Emulating the circle of life
      We need to rethink efficiency in our food system.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Developing food systems that simulate the processes found in nature can make food production more sustainable.
    434. Epifanio Camacho: a Militant Farmworker Brushed Out of History
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Biographical info on Epifanio Camacho, a labor activist who fought alongside the less militant Cesar Chavez. He has been largely forgotten by history.
    435. The Homeless 8-Year-Old Chess Champion and Other Horrific 'Uplifting' Stories
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Stories in US media of people overcoming adversity are only inspiring if you ignore the unjust systems that create their oppression.
    436. How would a revolutionary government protect the environment?
      There is an enormous unused human potential waiting to be drawn into the job of saving the ecosphere. How can it be mobilized?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at how a revolutionary government would combat climate change. Includes a lengthy excerpt from the pamphlet The Green Tax Fraud by Dick Nichols.
    437. In Brazil, thousands of people are still living under the threat of bursting mining dams
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is home to several large dams many of which have burst causing death and environment damage. There is evidence that some of these disasters were predictable.
    438. Three Lessons for the Left from the Mueller Inquiry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russiagate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump's camp and the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election.
    439. The TSA's Role as Journalist Harasser and Media 'Watchdog'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An American journalist whose work opposes the US government is openly marked for extra screening and inspections when travelling.
    440. The Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge and Approved Ideas
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The university environment should be the last place where dangerous ideas, and views, are stifled and stomped upon. In actual fact, we are seeing the reverse; from students unions to middle- and upper-managerial parasites and administrators, the contrarian idea must be boxed, the controversial speaker silenced and sent beyond the pale.
    441. Rethinking Dominant Approaches to Climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Market-based attempts to curb climate change are inadequate since they further enable its root cause, capitalism.
    442. 10 Failed Levees In Midwest Flood Zone Were Not Inspected By Federal Government
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many of the levees that failed during flooding of the Missouri River had not been inspected since the early 2010s. Some people say the Army Corps of Engineers has mismanaged levees under their responsibility.
    443. US and Puppet Guaido Implicated in Terrorism Plot Against Venezuela PLOT
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      New evidence has been uncovered regarding terror campaign planned by the US and the Venezuelan opposition.
    444. Defense for Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Transcript of a speech in defense of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange.
    445. Everyone Washington Supports, by Definition, Is a Moderate Centrist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many right-wing movements and leaders are described as moderate or even left-leaning by politicians and corporate media. In these cases the terms no longer have a political definition but is a way to convey approval.
    446. Killing for Credibility: A Look Back at the 1999 NATO Air War on Serbia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A detailed look back at NATO's 1999 war on Yugoslavia.
    447. New Zealand - Open letter: Betraying women and free thought in the name of Christchurch massacres
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An open letter questioning shows of solidarity with Muslims after the Christchurch massacre, specifically non-Muslim women wearing head coverings and a Canadian university that disinvited an ex-Muslim atheist speaker.
    448. Recording Reveals Oil Industry Execs Laughing at Trump Access
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A 2017 recording of Independent Petroleum Association of America executives reveals them revelling in their access to high levels of government. Since then many environmental protections have been rescinded.
    449. Reading Manifestos: Restricting Brenton Tarrant's The Great Replacement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Attempts to censor the Christchurch shooter's manifesto hinders attempts to understand and counteract their motives. Arguments for censorship, such as enabling copycats, are based on controversial evidence.
    450. Undermining the watercycle
      A critical appraisal of the mining industry's contributions to the global water crisis.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The mining industry is often overlooked as a cause of the global water crisis. This article examines recent history of mining disasters and how the industry PR greenwashes its image.
    451. U.S.: We Will Break Your Legs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US has threatened to deny visas to any ICC personnel investigating possible war crimes by U.S. forces. This should make clear the hypocrisy when the the US cites human rights violations as an excuse to invade other countries.
    452. The Chilling Censorship of the Christchurch Shooting
      Rather than expunging information about the killer, we should be confronting evil head on.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Attempts to censor details of the Christchurch shooting may have the opposite of the intended effect by enabling denial and conspiracy theories.
    453. Larger high school class sizes will make Ontario students more resilient, education minister says
      Lisa Thompson defends education changes in Metro Morning interview

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson claims that larger class sizes are good for students based on consultations with employers and post-secondary teachers.
    454. Women's stories from the frontline of Sudan's revolution must be told
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Women are leading Sudan's revolt against religious fundamentalism. As in Egypt and Saudi Arabia they face a violent backlash.
    455. Broiler chickens: The defining species of the Anthropocene?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Broiler chickens may be distinct and ubiquitous enough as a human-modified species that their fossil record could justify calling our era the Anthropocene.
    456. The Destruction of Freedom: Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange And The Corporate Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The corporate media's hostility towards Assange, Manning and WikiLeaks - obvious by lack of coverage or overt antagonism - shows it is tool of the state and big business.
    457. Green construction and worker safety
      Green construction yields promising results for the future of our planet. But new technologies come with new safety risks for workers.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Eco-friendly construction exposes workers to new methods and materials which do not have the standard safety practices of those that are more established.
    458. Hebron - the heart of the occupation
      Justice for Palestine is central to the left. The situation in Hebron is a good example why.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The history and current situation in Hebron.
    459. An Interview With Lisa Littman, Who Coined the Term 'Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In 2018, Lisa Littman, Assistant Professor of the Practice at the Brown University School of Public Health, published an article in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE entitled Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Study of Parental Reports. The article drew attention to a phenomenon that had attracted widespread concern among parents, but which had not yet been studied systematically in the scientific literature. Following publication, Dr. Littman and her study became the subject of intense criticism from some activists.
    460. The New Zealand Shootings, a Microcosm of Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The New Zealand Shootings and other mass murders use the same justification as governments that carry out campaigns against the same targets on a larger scale.
    461. US Government Knew Climate Risks in 1970s, National Petroleum Council Documents Show
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Newly discovered documents show that the fossil fuel industry has know since the 1970s the effect that CO2 emissions would have on the environment.
    462. Why climate action is the antithesis of white supremacy
      Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Climate action and climate change denial are antithetical to each other as the former is based on interconnectivity and collective action while the latter seeks exclusion and separation.
    463. The New Politics of Disablement: The Contribution of Mike Oliver
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Obituary for Mike Oliver, one of the founders of the social model of disability. Includes historical information, his legacy, and suggested reading.
    464. Exposure of Another Pro-War Lie Doesn't Make Media More Skeptical of Pro-War Claims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The story of pro-Maduro forces burning trucks bringing aid to Venezuela has now been reported as false, even by corporate media. The bigger story of how and why this lie was propogated gets left behind.
    465. Murder on the Mekong: why exiled Thai dissidents are abducted and killed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In Thailand, people who violate lèse-majesté law - which prevents any criticism of the monarchy - can find themselves with a bounty on them and end up living in exile. Some dissidents have been murdered or disappeared.
    466. 'Combat Obscura' is a brutally honest look at the blurred morality of the war in Afghanistan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A documentary featuring footage from a 2011 deployment in Afghanistan shows the reality of the war.
    467. Local fishermen: caught between the pros and cons of traceability
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Consumers concerned about the environmental impact of fishing are demanding more transparency and accountablity from the industry. Ironically, the resulting regulations are prohibitive to the small scale fishermen that are the most sustainable part of the industry.
    468. Why the 1953 cancellation of German debt won’t be reproduced for Greece and Developing Countries
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Detailed look at the differences between cancellation of Germany's debt and that of developing countries today.
    469. Brazilian dam disaster 'is part of a pattern'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A team of Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) academics is marking the international day of action for rivers by hanging out the dirty laundry of a very dirty company.
    470. Venezuela Coup Leader's Oil Plans Revealed: Guaidó Hopes to Privatize State-Controlled Industry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Juan Guaidó and his economic advisers have a plan to privatize the country's petroleum industry. This privatization scheme will be difficult to implement, however, since he is not in power.
    471. The Intercept Shuts Down Access to Snowden Trove
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      First Look Media, owner of The Intercept, is shutting down access to Snowden’s leaked NSA documents. Their reporters still have copies of all the documents and are looking to find a new outlet for them.
    472. "Please Step Away from the Socialism": The Red Scare Dems at MSNBC
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The anti-socialist scaremongering at MSNBC should put paid to the idea that they have any leftist bias.
    473. Grand Jury Efforts: Jailing Chelsea Manning
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The role of Grand Juries in the persecution of Chelsea Manning and a summary of their history.
    474. Hollywood's 'Captain Marvel' Blockbuster Is Blatant US Military Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Captain Marvel is the latest in a long line of movies made with the cooperation and approval of the US military.
    475. Publicised Cruelty: Scott Morrison Visits Christmas Island
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Australia is reopening the immigration detention centre on Christmas Island. The prime minister made a public tour of the facilities.
    476. US Negotiations: Masters of Defeats
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A summary of several US attempts at diplomacy that have failed due to their unwillingness to make any concessions to the other party.
    477. US Regime Change Blueprint Proposed Venezuelan Electricity Blackouts as 'Watershed Event' for 'Galvanizing Public Unrest'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A 2010 memo from Center for Applied Non-Violent Action and Strategies (CANVAS) seems to be playing out as planned in 2019.
    478. Shout out for peace and quiet
      Green solutions to noise reduction could improve our mental and physical wellbeing.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Noise is a cause of stress with physical and psychological effects on people and also harms the environment. Noise reductions needs to be made part of solutions such as industry standards and urban planning.
    479. The Fake News Nazi - Corbyn, Williamson And The Anti-Semitism Scandal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Analysis of Corbyn's press shows accusations of anti-semitism against him only started when he became a political threat.
    480. 'I lost four sons': In Kashmir, women suffer brunt of conflict
      Women's Day is a grim reminder of atrocities and hardships faced by the women of the region in decades-long conflict.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Women in Kashmir suffer the loss of their sons, husbands, and fathers in ongoing conflict.
    481. Bela Lugosi: actor, union leader, anti-fascist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On the life and career or Bela Lugosi.
    482. Eric Hobsbawm: Historical cosmonaut
      David Kynaston on a 'national treasure' whose politics provoked endless bitterness

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of 'A Life In History' a biography of Eric Hobsbawm by Richard J. Evans.
    483. The witch hunt at Westminster
      Why was a documentary film on the 'anti-Semitism in Labour debate' banned from being screened at the British parliament?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A screening of a documentry about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party was cancelled in British parliament. Charges seem to conflate anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism.
    484. The Global Assault on Indigenous Peoples
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Focusing on the the Ngäbe–Buglé in Panama, a look at the Indigenous people who have their way of life is destroyed by capitalism.
    485. The Prisoner Says No to Big Brother
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A tribute to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks. Includes details of some of the corruption they have exposed.
    486. The War That Never Ends
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      North Korean denuclearization is unlikely without concessions (such as sanctions relief) from the US side. How likely is the Trump administration to make such a deal?
    487. Breaking the Silence: Inside the Israeli Right's Campaign to Silence an anti-Occupation Group
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Breaking the Silence, an Israeli anti-occupation group that collects testimonies of Israeli soldiers operating in Palestinian territories has been targeted by moles and other attacks.
    488. British MPs won't get to see 'WitchHunt' in the House of Commons - the very place it needs to be shown
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A screening of a documentary - made by Jewish Labour party members - about charges of anti-semitism in the British Labour Party has been cancelled.
    489. Angela Davis: Relevant as Ever After Thirty Years
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at how Angela Davis's work in Women, Culture, and Politics (1989) applies today.
    490. Betraying the Kurds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many debates about Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria ignore the overall illegitmacy of military-political intervention.
    491. Britain's Witchfinders are Ready to Burn Jeremy Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The suspension of MP Chris Williamson for alleged anti-semitism is part of a smear campaign against Corbyn. It is also a by-product of all criticism of Israel being labelled anti-semitism.
    492. California Burning, PG&E Bankrupt
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A synopsis of PG&E's history of negligence and corruption which has caused wildfire disasters. The company tries to escape consequences but others are demanding change.
    493. A Call to Action
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Positive review - with caveats - of a book about how we can transform society.
    494. Catechism of the Waters
      Species in conflict on the Columbia River

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In September, commercial fisheries for salmon and sardines throughout the West Coast states were granted disaster relief. But over the past ten years, much of the damage has been done by sea lions.
    495. Chicago Charter Teachers Strike, Win
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Reporting on the unprecedented and successful strike of charter school teachers in Chicago.
    496. Facebook Wants You to Know if You’re Getting Your News From the Wrong Government
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Media outlets owned by a company with ties to the Russian government are forced to disclose their affiliation on Facebook. Media outlets owned or funded by the US government are not held to the same standard.
    497. A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A history of West Africa from the 17th century onwards. Draws on written histories as well as archival research in nine countries, art, oral history, archaeology, and letters.
    498. Further Reading on the Russian Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Several book recomendations with some comments on each.
    499. Guiding principles for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Statement of the Ecosocialist Working Group of the DSA on their demands for a Green New Deal that combats climate change and inequality.
    500. Lots of Scurrying But No Revolution in Sight
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Disappointed review of a collecton of essays of women and climate change, mostly in support of reforming the status quo.
    501. Marx for Today: A Socialist-Feminist Reading
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In-depth look at the relationship between feminism and Marxism.
    502. MLK in Memphis, 1968
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at MLK's actions and speeches in Memphis and their relevance today.
    503. Orbán: Strong Man, Authoritarian Ideology
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of a book about Viktor Orbán's political career.
    504. PG&E Bankruptcy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A short news item about Pacific Gas & Electric's bankruptcy case.
    505. The Story of Storytelling
      What the hidden relationships of ancient folktales reveal about their evolution—and our own

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, scientists have repeatedly proposed that the laws of biological evolution apply not just to bird and beast but also to creatures of the mind. Perhaps most famously, in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, the English evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word meme to describe a "unit of cultural transmission" analogous to a biological gene.
    506. The Strange Career of the Second Amendment, Part II
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A further look at the history of the Second Amendment. Focuses on late 19th and 20th c and disparity of the laws in regard to race.
    507. Turkey in 2019: An Assessment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at the current state of the Erdogan regime in Turkey as well as the hopes and challenges of what the left can accomplish.
    508. The UTLA Victory in Context
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at the bigger picture surrounding the LA teacher's strike as part of the national upsurge that began with the 2012 strike of the Chicago Teachers Union.
    509. Venezuela Coverage Takes Us Back to Golden Age of Lying About Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Corporate media has many stories about food and medicine shortages in Venezuela. These lies and others are debunked by someone who lives there.
    510. What Los Angeles Teachers Won
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A Los Angeles teacher's take on the successful strike.
    511. White Women and White Power
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of two books about white supremacy. Especially focused on the role of white women in white power movements.
    512. Who Is Responsible?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A short update on attempts to gain justice for Indigenous genocide in Guatemala in the 1980s.
    513. Whose "Security" -- and for What?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Editorial about how accepted "security" discourse obscures the real structural and systemic crises today.
    514. Women's Oppression and Liberation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On the role of Marxism in the feminist movement in India.
    515. UN Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Children and Journalists in Gaza
      Officials say killings are part of Israel's 'obligation'

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A short piece on the UN Human Rights Council report on Israel's firing on unarmed protesters.
    516. Debunking The Myth That Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Looks at some of the cases of Anti-Semitism and Zionism as mutually held beliefs, as well as other contradictions, to argue that Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are not the same.
    517. A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-1966
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of a book of the Indonesian massacres contains lengthy excerpts and summary of the history.
    518. Hitting nature where it hurts: Iran feels the pernicious effects of US sanctions on biodiversity conservation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Iran is home to a rich and complex array of biodiversity. Efforts to protect its biodiversity have been challenged by decades of economic sanctions and political isolation.
    519. Illusion or Advance? Ecosocialists debate the 'Green New Deal'
      Activists from System Change Not Climate Change discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal proposal.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Activists from 'System Change Not Climate Change' discuss the strengths and weaknesses of 'Green New Deal' proposals, and how the left should respond.
    520. ‘It Was a Remarkably Successful Grassroots Campaign to Target Amazon’s Credibility’
      CounterSpin interview with Neil deMause on Amazon's retreat from New York

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Transcript of interview with Neil deMause about NY's bid for Amazon HQ. Included downloadable MP3 of interview.
    521. The Rigors of Organizing: On the Road with the German Climate Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Ende Gelände, is a broad coalition of German climate resistance organizers. Members are touring the US sharing info about their tactics.
    522. The U.S. is funding dangerous experiments it doesn’t want you to know about
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US government is funding research into making bird flu virus highly contagious without publicly disclosing it. A number of scientists are opposed to the secrecy behind these experiments and even question their value.
    523. ‘We Don’t Do Propaganda’
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Dutch historian Rutger Bregman's (un-aired) appearance on Tucker Carlson sparked outrage in Carlson and an opportunity to highlight how money controls the narrative in mainstream news.
    524. The Christian Genocide During the Ottoman Empire Sounds a Dark Warning for the Future
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review and discussion of The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of Its Christian Minorities 1894-1924 by Benny Morris and Dror Zeevi.
    525. The battle of testosterone that will decide the fate of sport
      The curious case of Caster Semenya

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Since the notion of “transgender athletes” appeared in the public domain – brought in by transgender tennis player Renee Richards back in 1975 – this has been the subject of never-ending controversy and debate. But now things are heading to what could be a culmination of decades-long deadlock. That is through the ongoing legal battle between South African runner Caster Semenya and the International Association of Athletics Federations. Last year, after IAAF introduced the controversial limit to testosterone levels of 5.0 nanomols per liter of blood for female athletes. Many regarded this as an attack on innocent athletes.
    526. Black Liberation Struggle: The Key to American Socialist Revolution
      Part Two

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Everybody is familiar with Marx's famous saying, in Capital, Vol. 1 (1867), that "labour cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded." This was more than a moral appeal against slavery. It was a statement of fact: Marx recognized that so long as half the country was dominated by slavery, workers would never be able to fight for even basic trade-union rights. The Civil War paved the way for the growth of American capitalism and the labor movement.
    527. Judicial Secrecy: Where Justice Goes to Die
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The trend of courts imposing gag orders and press bans on judicial proceedings is a hallmark of police states and a threat to freedom and justice.
    528. The War on Venezuela is Built on Lies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Maduro, like Chavez before him, is a fairly elected leader with support from the people. Talk of his 'illegitmacy' is propaganda in service of the coup.
    529. 'Making this up': Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The environmental impact assessments required by oil companies use such inconsistent criteria that their reports say have little reliable information about one of the most heavily industrialized landscapes in Canada.
    530. A Tale of Two Citations: Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" and Michael Harrington's "The Other America"
      Contrasting Lessons for Activists

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Looking at the forgotten, more radical aspects of Carson's "Silent Spring." Compares it with other, less radical works that were more easily co-opted by governments looking to appease new social and environmental movements.
    531. The Chickens Come Home to Roost ... in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      American meddling in the Middle East since 9/11 may finally be reaching a crisis as the process produces irreconcilable conflicts with allies.
    532. Court Throws out Energy Transfer's 'Racketeering' Claims Against Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An energy company that tried to bring RICO charges against Greenpeace and other people opposing their pipeline have had their case thrown out.
    533. The new Jewish left
      In Canada, young Jews are fighting antisemitism while opposing the Israeli occupation

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Young Jewish people in North America are fighting antisemitism while opposing Israel's occupation of Palestine.
    534. Yiddish Glory: How a Grammy nomination sprang from a Canadian prof's chance discovery
      'Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II' nominated in World Music Grammy category

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A collection of WWII era Soviet Yiddish music went from an archive to a Grammy-winning album. The collection revealed much new information about Soviet Jews.
    535. Beyond Corporate Power
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      By concentrating on corporate power we can end up looking to the state for solutions. But the only way to achieve even the moderate reforms necessary is through revolutionary mass movements.
    536. Greenwashing the Climate Catastrophe
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many solutions to climate change such as the Green New Deal do not address the real threat to the planet: capitalism. They in fact are a smokescreen under which to conduct business as usual.
    537. Juan Guaidó: The Man Who Would Be President of Venezuela Doesn't Have a Constitutional Leg to Stand On
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US coup in Venezuela uses constitutional arguments to give legitimacy to Guaido's presidency. This article details how this argument is false.
    538. On the Front Lines of the Climate Change Movement: Mike Roselle Draws a Line
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An excerpt from the book The Big Heat: Earth on the Brink by Jeffrey St. Clair and Joshua Frank. An account of environmental activists fighting massive industries to save the environment.
    539. Why Ann Coulter Has Power: U.S. Politics are Authoritarian by Design
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A description of undemocratic processes in the US government - the Electoral College, gerrymandering, etc. - and how these allow a small minority to decide the leadership of the country.
    540. Repeat after me, protests in Venezuela good, protests in France bad!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Anti-government protests in Venezuela and France are treated differently because of the interests the respective presidents - and their opposition - represent.
    541. Venezuela Blitz - Part 1: Tyrants Don’t Have Free Elections
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Thorough summary of support for the Venezuela coup in US and UK media with many excerpts.
    542. Venezuela Blitz - Part 2: Press Freedom, Sanctions And Oil
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Analysis of corporate coverage of Venezuela reveals: reporting on the supposed lack of free press, and rarely mentioning the US's interest in their oil and effect of sanctions on the country.
    543. US Media Ignore -- and Applaud -- Economic War on Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      US reporting on Venezuela fails to mention the effect economic sanctions have in Venezuela defying the work of experts in the area.
    544. Venezuela: The U.S.'s 68th Regime Change Disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US's sanctions and political interference in Venezuela are part of a long history of foreign meddling that brings strife to the affected country.
    545. Face Surveillance Is a Uniquely Dangerous Technology
      CounterSpin interview with Shankar Narayan on facial recognition

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Lightly edited transcript of an interview regarding face recognition technology and how it will impact people who are already over-policed.
    546. The Long Goodbye of Antiwar Protest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      There is a lack of real opposition - both by other governments and the public - to US-led regime changes.
    547. A Plague of Rats: How Years of Austerity Prompted Many Britons to Vote for Brexit
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Many Britons in poor areas voted for Brexit even though they benefited financially from the EU. Though often blamed on fear of immigration it is also a result of discontent brought on by severe austerity and privatization.
    548. How the Murders of Journalists in the Middle East Are Brushed Aside
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Though higher-profile than most, Jamal Khashoggi was far from the first Arab journalist to be murdered in the Middle East. In his case, just like most others, cover-ups disguised as investigations may placate public outcry.
    549. 'Palestinian Rights Has Become an Incredibly Mainstream Issue'
      CounterSpin interview with Josh Ruebner on BDS bans

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Interview with Josh Ruebner about anti-BDS legislation. With downloadable MP3 of interview.
    550. What the Media Won't Tell You About the Venezuelan Coup
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Calling Venezuela's election illegitimate is false and is also a familiar tactic for US interference in a country's government.
    551. A Nonviolent Strategy to Defeat the US Coup Attempt in Venezuela
      To the People of Venezuela

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An open letter to the people of Venezuela regarding the US coup and with support for how they can resist.
    552. Judge: Providing Water to Dying Immigrants in Desert is a Crime
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Activists who leave water near the US-Mexico border have been found guilty of various charges. Others in similar situations are still awaiting trial.
    553. The Need for a Compelling Anti-Capitalist Narrative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      To inspire people with possibility socialists need to create a vision of the world they want to create instead of just showing how bad capitalism is.
    554. Orphan Bachelors
      Exclusion and Confession, the two slamming doors of America

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Chinese Exclusion Act was the first law to ban a nationality, as well as a victory for labor. Since the 1840s, whites moving to California considered the state to be for whites only and thought that any job held by a non-white was stolen from them.
    555. Reclaiming control of Indonesia's oceans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Indonesian activists are building a global movement to resist the financialisation and privatisation of the world's oceans.
    556. Republican Estate Tax Repeal: An Effort to Avoid Ever Being Taxed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      While Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes an important increase in the estate tax, Republicans are gearing for its complete repeal. Morris Pearl of the group Patriotic Millionaires, talks about how the Republicans’ plan would help the rich from ever being taxed.
    557. The Same Media That Opposed Democracy in South Africa Now Warn Against It in Israel/Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Coverage of South African apartheid in US news in the 1980s compared with coverage of Israel/Palestine today reveals similar racist bias.
    558. Trump's Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The US's ability to use finance as international leverage is weakening as American nationalism becomes more blatant and alienates allies.
    559. Without a Trace
      Missing, in an age of mass displacement

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      We are entering an age of mass displacement, bearing witness to the first tentative gestures of what promises to be a titanic redistribution of the world's citizenry. More than 68 million people are currently exiled from their homes by violence, more than at any other point in recorded history.
    560. Media Rally Around 'Forever War' in Afghanistan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A round up of some of the alarmist reporting on supposed withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
    561. Rivers in crisis: water theft and corruption in the Darling River system
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A water crisis in New South Wales has resulted in millions of fish dying and a shortage of water in communities. Politicians blame drought while other blame corruption and the actions of big irrigators.
    562. Why the Anthropocene is not 'climate change' - and why that matters
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Reducing our current predicament to combatting climate change, or even narrower, reducing CO2 emissions fails to show the big picture of how humans have changed the planet. To contend with the Anthropocene we need to get rid of one-dimensional thinking of climate change.
    563. A Liberal Elite Still Luring Us Towards the Abyss
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A recent manifesto decrying "populism and nationalism" see today's problems as coming from the abandonment of liberal ideals when they are in fact caused by extreme adherence to them.
    564. The Making of Juan Guaidó: How the US Regime Change Laboratory Created Venezuela's Coup Leader
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A detailed account of US-backed groups that positioned Juan Guaidó to declare himself president of Venezuela.
    565. Rigging the Science of GMO Ecotoxicity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Scientific article about dangers of GMO plants and techniques used by developers to disguise harms to get GMOs through testing.
    566. Water resources - 'The river is dying': the vast ecological cost of Brazil's mining disasters
      Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Brazil's worst mining disaster in decades has prompted calls to create stronger regulations and enforce them with real consequences rather than small fines that often go unpaid.
    567. The West Failed to Learn the Most Important Lessons From the Rise and Fall of ISIS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The attempted coup in Venezuela today is an example of imperial overreach western governments displayed in the Middle East.
    568. In Praise of Direct Action (and More)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The speed with which air traffic controllers' work stoppage put an end to the government shutdown shows the power of direct action especially when it threatens capitalist profit.
    569. The Nine Worst Lawfare Injustices in the US and What They Tell Us About Ourselves
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      "Lawfare" is when the law is weoponized and directed against a group of people declared to be an enemy. This is a brief history with nine examples.
    570. Kashmiris launch calendar to remember disappeared loves ones
      At least 8,000 people have disappeared since 1989 according to human rights groups, leaving relatives in no-man's land

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Women whose husbands were disappeared have spent decades wondering what happened to them and fighting for justice. They and a group representing families of disappeared persons have published a calendar commemerating 12 victims.
    571. 'No right to make money off us that way': Woman targeted by baby product marketing after miscarriage
      Go Public test reveals Motherhood Maternity not always transparent about how personal information is shared

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Information shared with companies and social media is often shared in ways that seem unethical. This is very upsetting to people who suffer miscarraiges and continue getting marketing directed at new parents.
    572. The US coup in Venezuela: New attempt to eradicate the Chavista Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The coup in Venezuela is the latest in a long history of US attempts to undermine and overthrow progressive governments in Latin America. American progressives must do more to stop this aggression.
    573. Yet Another U.S. Coup Attempt to Eradicate the Bolivarian Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      History of the attempted coup in Venezuela as of January 2019.
    574. International undercover agents target Toronto-based digital rights group Citizen Lab
      Group targeted following its reports on Israeli software used to spy on Jamal Khashoggi

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Members of the internet watchdog group Citizen Lab have been contacted by men masquerading as investors who seem to be trying to dig up dirt on them.
    575. Komiks from the Underground: the Radicalism of Gilbert Shelton
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review and history of "Radical America Komiks," a reprint collection of underground comics from 1969.
    576. Venezuela: Is President Maduro 'illegitimate'? 10 facts to counter the lies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Concise rebuttal of talking points used by those trying to bring about a coup in Venezuela.
    577. A Robust Doctrine: Break the Taboo on Odious Debts and their Repudiation
      The Challenges for the European Left regarding Debt and the Banks

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An interview with Éric Toussaint, the author of The Debt System. A History of Sovereign Debts and their Repudiation. He discusses debt, illegetimate debt and the instances in history when debts were repudiated.
    578. Behind the popular revolt in Sudan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Interview with journalist and former Sudanese Communist Party activist Rashid Saeed Yagoub. Amgad Fareid Eltayeb outlines the situation and background to the revolt in Sudan. Also, a solidarity statement issued by the Alliance of Middle Eastern Socialists.
    579. Attacks in Thailand's deep south: Who, why and what's next?
      Burst of violence deepens concerns the situation in the conflict-hit region could deteriorate in the coming months.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Fatal attacks by Malay separatists have brought what some feel are overly punitive retaliation from Thailand's military. This could lead to a deterioration in diplomacy and more violence.
    580. 'Fake news' is okay if it's about #RussiaGate: Top 7 fake 'collusion' stories the media pushed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A summary of stories of Russian interference in US politics that were later retracted.
    581. First responder in Skripal poisoning turns out to be Britain’s most senior military nurse
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Sergei and Yulia Skripal were given first aid by the British Army’s most senior nurse, who just happened to be nearby, according to a new report – adding further intrigue to the highly controversial case. The latest development in the Salisbury poisoning affair will fuel the claims of skeptics, who don’t believe the official British narrative.
    582. Propaganda of omission: Britain's role in Rohingya genocide absent from UK reports
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The British military supports the Myanmar army with training. While coverage of Myanmar violence against innocent Rohingya is covered the media say little about British involvement and politicians find ways to excuse it.
    583. 'I regret it': Hayden King on writing Ryerson University's territorial acknowledgement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      I think that the territorial acknowledgement is by and large for non-Native people. So if we're writing a script then providing a phonetic guide for how to recite the nation's names, then it doesn't really require much work on behalf of the people who are reciting that territorial acknowledgement.
    584. What's the alternative to factory farms?
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Mixed review of a collection of essays about industrial agriculture. Most of the papers point out the destructiveness of animal agriculture but neglect the wider issue of capitialism.
    585. Declassified Documents Now Reveal There Were Two CIA Torture Programs
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Declassified documents expose new info about the CIA's detention and interrogation operations. This article looks at their history going back to MKUltra in the 1950s.
    586. Refugees Are in the Channel Thanks to the Actions of the West
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The outcome of Western military and economic interventions in the Middle East and North Africa have caused the outflow of refugees from zones of conflict.
    587. Breaking the Left's Gay Taboo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review of Allen Young's "Left, Gay and Green: a Writer's Life" that includes much historical context and the reviewer's personal history.
    588. Climate Advocates Underestimate Power of Fossil Fueled Misinformation Campaigns, Say Top Researchers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The "climate countermovement" direct massive resources towards denying the reality of climate change. Climate advocates need to address their opposition's tactics to be able to combat this misinformation.
    589. Dances of Disinformation: the Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Integrity Initiative - a supposedly non-partisan agency aiming at dismantling state sponsored misinformation - was exposed as funded by a UK government agency to undermine the opposition. This brings into question the plausibility of an impartial or apolitical playing field.
    590. Mainstream Media Bias on 2020 Democratic Race Already in High Gear
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Mainstream media pundits undermine the chances of progressive candidates like Bernie Sanders despite the defeat of centrist politicians by the right.
    591. More than 100 First Nations could purchase the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Dozens of First Nations leaders are meeting to discuss a plan that could make them the next owners of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline. Indigenous leaders will debate which financial model is ideal if they are able to purchase the pipeline project, which would boost the amount of oilsands bitumen shipped from Alberta to the B.C. coast. The Indian Resource Council (IRC) is optimistic it will be able to present a proposal to Ottawa to acquire the pipeline project in the coming months. The IRC represents 134 First Nations that have oil and gas resources on their land.
    592. Putin Asks And Trump Delivers - A List Of All The Good Things Trump Did For Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    593. Dearest Arundhati Roy: Shahidul Alam reflects on his time in prison
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Bangladeshi photographer was charged with criticising his country on Facebook and spent more than 100 days behind bars. Now freed, he replies to the Indian novelist who wrote to him in jail.
    594. Do we fetishize indigenous people?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Although well-intentioned, Western representations of and interactions with Indigenous people can undermine their humanity.
    595. The FBI's police state operation against Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The allegations that Trump is a Russian agent lack credibility. The FBI's invesitigation seems more like the agency is attempting to overthrow an elected government - a threat the FBI has posed in the past.
    596. In the US South, anti-Confederate protesters face harassment
      At least 1,728 Confederate memorials - among them 772 monuments - remained intact as of June 2018, says SPLC watchdog.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In recent years Confederate monuments have become increasingly high-profile as symbols of racism with links to extremist violence. Protests against these monuments are highly tense even when violence does not break out.
    597. The Persecuted
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Fundamentalist Christians maintaining that they are persecuted may not make sense given the prevalence of sympathetic and Christian-owned media and businesses. Listening to a sermon reveals they see the inability to impose their views in society as persecution.
    598. Shedding Light on Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2018
      Research and campaigns by women's rights advocates are beginning to focus on the problem of Latin American girls who are forced to bear the children of their rapists, with the lifelong implications that entails and without the protection of public policies guaranteeing their human rights.
    599. Socially Polarised, Politically Paralysed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An essay on the peculiar character of contemporary social polarisation illstrated through the discussion of Brexit.
    600. We The Workers: A limited documentary about labour rights groups in China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review of a documentary on labour conditions in China. The docementary was filmed at great risk but the motiviations and the end product are questionable.
    601. "Free Trade" Is Today's Imperialism by the 1 Percent
      Building alternatives to free trade must become an essential component of a more progressive US foreign policy.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Principles of "free" trade allow global North corporations to continue the colonial policies that made them their wealth. Alternatives to free trade need to shift power and wealth to the global South to create fairness and progress.
    602. In The Eye of the Beholder: USA History of Imprisoning Women Politicals
      Part One of review and discussion of Linda G. Ford's Women Politicals in America: Jailed Dissenters from Mother Jones to Lynne Stewart

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An in-depth review of Linda Ford's "Women Politicals in America: Jailed Dissenters from Mother Jones to Lynne Stewart" (2018). The author draws on his personal experience as a journalist and organizer.
    603. 1919: The Year the World Was on Fire
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A sprawling take on international revolutionary events of 1919 using Emma Goldman, Bill Haywood, and John Reed as focal points.
    604. Updating Some U.S. Political Prisoners January 2019
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An update on political prisoners in the United States.
    605. Argentina's Indigenous People Fight for Land Rights
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Indigenous people in Argentina live with the constant threat of eviction on land to which they own no title. Much of their predicament is due to colonial laws and attitudes that persist even though constitutional changes now recognize Indigenous land rights as an urgent issue. Deforestation due to expanding agriculture exacerbates this conflict.
    606. U.S. Newspapers Are More Than Twice As Likely to Cite Israeli Sources in Headlines Than Palestinian Ones
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A study of 50 years of news headlines on the Israel-Palestine conflict from five major American publications shows that they are biased towards the Israeli side.
    607. US astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson targeted by #MeToo campaign
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has become one of the most recent targets of the #MeToo campaign, the sexual witch hunt sweeping the professional middle classes in the US and beyond. Nothing that has come to light so far demonstrates that Tyson is guilty of any wrongdoing. On the contrary, the published material suggests he is the victim of a virulent strain of political and psychological hysteria.
    608. As Democratic Elites Reunite With Neocons, the Party's Voters Are Becoming Far More Militaristic and Pro-War Than Republicans
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      As President Trump announces plans to withdraw troops from Syria and Afghanistan Democrats have seemingly adopted a pro-war stance in greater numbers than Republicans.
    609. French Democracy Dead or Alive?
      The Gilets Jaunes in 2019

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An overview of the Yellow Vests: their methods, demands, media coverage and summary of major events from November 2018 to January 2019.
    610. Legal Weed Is Great, But Black and Brown Communities Can't Be Left Behind
      Marijuana legalization must bring both equity and justice for those most impacted by the War on Drugs.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Marginalized populations that were hardest hit by the War on Drugs should be at the forefront of legalization legislation as well as recipients of the tax revenue from legalized marijuana.
    611. Neoliberalism: Free Market Fundamentalism or Corporate Power?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The idea of "free market fundamentalism (FMF)" omits the fact that neoliberalism requires state intervention to run, so criticism of neoliberalsm based on FMF is ahistorical and self-defeating.
    612. 'Not a Good Answer': Privacy Advocates Reject Democratic Proposal for 'Technological Wall' With Expanded Border Surveillance
      'More surveillance' has become the default answer to far too many difficult policy questions

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Digital rights advocates called on Democratic lawmakers to expand their fight against the wall into a fight for all human and constitutional rights-instead of suggesting alternative "border security" proposals that would infringe on civil liberties.
    613. For Owners of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Amazon's Ring security cameras have a history of lax, sloppy oversight when it comes to deciding who has access to some of the most precious, intimate data belonging to any person: a live, high-definition feed from around -and perhaps inside- their house.
    614. Indigenous People, the First Victims of Brazil's New Far-Right Government
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Anti-Indigenous sentiment in Brazil is emboldened by Bolsonaro's regime. This is leading to greater efforts by the government and agribusiness to seize Indigenous Lands.
    615. Meet Europe's Left Nationalists -'A momentous turn against free movement in Europe'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The rise of leaders like Sahra Wagenknecht and Jean-Luc Mélenchon marks a momentous turn against free movement in Europe-at the expense of immigrants.
    616. Resignations rock US civil rights institute after it strips Angela Davis of award over pro-BDS views
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Three members quit the board of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute after its controversial decision to first grant, then to rescind an award for iconic activist Angela Davis, following objections to her anti-Israel statements.
    617. A Tale of Two Toilets: Profiting from Necessity?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      As indoor plumbing arrived in the U.S. in the 1840s and Dr. John Snow’s treatise on sewage-contaminated water causing cholera came out in 1855, the current global toilet situation cannot be attributed to lack of knowledge, technology, or resources.
    618. The 'Unpeople' of South Korea
      Idiocy and Violence of Immigration

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Who are the ‘unpeople’ of South Korea? They are an majority of illegal migrants who lack basic rights and security and believed to deserve it according to the laws and principles under which Korean society operates.
    619. Catherine Rottenberg's Neoliberal Feminism
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An interview with Catherine Rottenberg, author of The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism (2018).
    620. The Orwell quotes right-wingers never mention
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A brief look at George Orwell's revolutionary, left-wing views to counter the superficial references to "thought police" or "big brother" used in right-wing circles.
    621. Protesting the "slave law" in Hungary: The erosion of illiberal hegemony?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Popular protests have arisen in Hungary to oppose exploitive changes to the labor code. The government opposition has supported the protests but this could result in weakening the protests' legitimacy as a movement.
    622. Alliance statement: Solidarity with the popular uprising in Sudan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Statement of allliance by the Aliiance of Middle Eastern Socialists for the ongoing uprising in Sudan which erupted on December 19th, 2018.
    623. From Academic to Assembly Line Worker: My Life of Precarity in Middle America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A non-tenured academic's story of trying to make ends meet in Indiana.
    624. Nicaragua: The Other Revolution Betrayed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at the current neoliberal regime in Nicaragua and how the Sandinista government failed to deliver on the promise of the 1979 Revolution.
    625. Shots All Around: How Four Roses Bourbon Workers Won Their Strike
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Four Roses Bourbon Worked successfully striked over a two-tier contract proposal that would have given worse benefits to new hires.
    626. Who Would Believe It? Annals of the New Left Era
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review of "You Say You Want a Revolution" a collection of memoirs of the Progressive Labor Party.
    627. Newly Released FOIA Documents Shed Light on Border Patrol’s Seemingly Limitless Authority
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      More than 1,000 pages of previously unseen Customs and Border Protection training documents, shed light on the details of the Amercian Border Patrol’s seemingly limitless authority.
    628. Progressive Ideas Matter to Voters. So Why Do Democrats Fixate on the Identity of the Messenger?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      There is a larger rhetorical trend toward divorcing voter preferences from ideology to focusing on identity. Wittingly or not, the effect is to undermine the obvious power of progressive ideas.
    629. 'Slaves of the sea'
      The long-forgotten Jaladas community and their need for policy inclusion

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Due to socio-econimical, political, and geographical reasons, the Jaladas community has been negelected and they are vulnerable. Relevant sectoral policies enacted by the government of Bangladesh would address these issues.
    630. France: Yellow Jackets and labour movement at a crossroads - Social and political questions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A brief look at the Yellow Vests in 2018. Though they may have their problems they provide a possiblity of change outside the electoral system.
    631. U.S. Senate's First Bill, in the Midst of the Shutdown, Is a Bipartisan Defense of the Israeli Government From Boycotts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      This Senate's first bill of 2019 considers giving state and local governments the power to punish companies that boycott Israel. These laws have been found to be unconstitutional but still have bipartisan support.
    632. Discarded Christmas trees used to restore creeks and streams, protect fish in Halton
      Trees rebuild banks in creeks, streams in order to reduce warming of the water

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In Halton, discarded Christmas trees are used to restore and protect wildlife in creeks and streams.
    633. Indonesia: 41 dead, 546 assaulted, 51 shot in agrarian conflicts under Jokowi’s watch
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An explosion of agrarian conflicts between 2014 and 2018 has resulted in many casualties including 41 people killed, 546 people assaulted and 51 people shot since President Joko Widodo came to office.
    634. Must Writers Be Moral? Their Contracts May Require It
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Publishers have been adding clauses to contracts that let them break relationships with writers who display behaviour that could damage their reputations. Many see this as a risky loophole open to abuse.
    635. Three big insights into our African origins
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      John Hawks delivered a lecture to the American Society for Human Genetics, focusing on the African record of human origins.
    636. United States - DSA Two Years Later: Where Are We At? Where Are We Headed?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) had had a massive surge in membership in the last two years. Here is a look at the history of socialism in the US and the DSA's current prospects for enacting real change.
    637. When Your Boss Locks You Out for Nearly 6 Months and Cuts Off Your Healthcare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      When energy company National Grid locked out its workers during contract negotiations, workers workers had to struggle with loss of income and health insurance. Workers as well as legislators see this as an unfair bargaining tactic.
    638. Why Should My Newspaper Pledge Not to Boycott Israel?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      An editorial by the publisher of an Arkansas newspaper expected to sign a pledge promising to not boycott Israel in exchange for the ability to sell advertising.
    639. Old Mother Forest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A poignant look at the ecosystem of a rainforest from a conservationist in India.
    640. U.S.A : How Federal Workers Could Fight the Shutdown
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Federal workers have dealt with low pay, degraded working conditions, and repeated employer lockouts. If they want to improve their conditions, they'll have to organize.
    641. Anti-Semitism & Me Too complaints challenge freedom of debate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    642. Apocalypse of Our Times
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of Gerald Horne's "Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism," a look at the 17th century origins of the slave trade.
    643. As Long as Grass Grows
      The Indigenous Struggle for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A call to action on behalf of indigenous environmental justice that is deeply grounded in the histories and legacies of settler colonialism and the nonnative environmental movement. Understanding this past, the author believes, is fundamental to reshaping the future.
    644. BDS: Repression and Progress
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Short piece about recent BDS actions and attempts to censor pro-Palestinian protest.
    645. Bolivia's coup
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    646. Breaking the Impasse
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of Cracks in the Wall by Ben White, a hopeful book about weakening pro-Zionism in public consensus.
    647. Capitalism and Disability: Selected writings by Marta Russell
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      This book comprises a collection of groundbreaking writings by Marta Russell on the nature of disability and oppression under capitalism.
    648. Class War on New Ground
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of Kim Moody's New Terrain, a book looking at how capitalism has changed and how left wing organizing must adapt.
    649. Colorblind Law -- NOT
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Positive review of Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. It looks at the history of how states circumvented federal desegregation laws.
    650. Disciplined for Acting with Integrity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The smear campaign against two profs at University of Michigan participating in BDS harks back to McCarthyist attempts to silence the left at that same institution.
    651. Eating Tomorrow: Agribusiness. Family Farmers and the Battle for the Future of Food
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Reporting from Africa, Mexico, India, and the United States, Timothy A. Wise's Eating Tomorrow discovers how in country after country agribusiness and its well-heeled philanthropic promoters have hijacked food policies to feed corporate interests.
    652. The economic Anschluss of the GDR
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    653. The Emergence of Ecosocialism
      Collected Essays by Joel Kovel

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    654. Europe's Political Turmoil -- Part II
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Could the rise of the far right across Europe actually lead to establishing fascist regimes? Overemphasis on this fear may divert attention from where it is needed.
    655. Father Greg: A Life
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A biography of Fr. Greg MacLeod, noted for his work on community economic development on Cape Breton Island.
    656. The FBI in Ecuador
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of a book detailing the FBI's actions in Latin America throughout the 20th century.
    657. Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movement
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Self-government, or 'municipalism', is changing politics all over the world. This is a guide to winning back our towns and cities from below with real radical policies happening now; practical organizing strategies and tools; and profiles of 50 pioneering municipalist platforms from around the world.
    658. The Forest for the Trees
      Reducing Drug and Mental Health Harms in the Inner City of Winnipeg

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      15 Annual State of the Inner City report.
    659. Friedrich Engels and Modern Social and Political Theory
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    660. Gaza Fights for Freedom
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israeli snipers since March 30, 2018.
    661. Global business of bytes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    662. GM Closures -- What's Next?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Plant closures by GM in the US, Canada and internationally threaten workers and communities. Can unions fight to stop this destructive practice?
    663. Grenfell's untold story
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    664. Nancy Gruber, 1930-2018
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Obituary of radical activist Nancy Gruber.
    665. History in the Age of Abundance?
      How the Web is Transforming Historical Research

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Ian Milligan argues that web-based historical sources and their archives present extraordinary opportunities as well as daunting technical and ethical challenges for historians. Through case studies, he outlines the approaches, methods, tools, and search functions that can help a historian turn web documents into historical sources.
    666. Holocaust to Resistance
      My journey

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A memoir by Suzanne Berliner Weiss, a holocaust survivor born in France, who came to North America and was active in radical causes in the United States and Canada.
    667. Honeyland
      Resource Type: Film
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Delves into the life of Hatidze, a beekeeper in North Macedonia utilizing traditional methods of cultivation. However, new neighbors arrive and cause harm to the area. The film explores the link between survival, commercialization, and the environment.
    668. How the World Works
      The Story of Human Labor from Prehistory to the Modern Day

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In How the World Works, Cockshott connects scientific, economic, and societal strands to produce a sweeping and detailed work of historical analysis.
    669. I Accuse!
      Herewith a proof beyond reasonable doubt that ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda whitewashed Israel

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      This finely-honed indictment by a writer widely acknowledged for his forensic skills is directed at Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. It sets out how she defiled her office by refusing to investigate credible allegations of Israeli criminality.
    670. In Defense of Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A wide range of distinguished contributors, many of them in original pieces, here set out the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the importance of their work, and the dangers for us all in the persecution they face. In Defense of Julian Assange is a vivid, vital intervention into one of the most important political issues of our day.
    671. Invisible Generations
      Living between Indigenous and White in the Fraser Valley

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Historian Jean Barman narrates the story of a family of mixed Indigenous and white descent and the prejudice they faced in BC -- a long-ignored aspect of the province's history.
    672. Journalists Speak Up for Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Journalists and journalistic organizations around the globe, express their grave concern for Julian Assange's wellbeing, for his continued detention and for the draconian espionage charges.
    673. Law's disorder in Nigeria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    674. Lebanon: the right to know
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    675. A Left for Itself
      Left-Wing Hobbyists and Performative Radicalism

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      David Swift argues that the left is dominated by what he terms hobbyists and performative radicals.
    676. Life After Life
      Why parole in America is just another prison

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On the ineffectiveness of the US criminal-justice system's parole arm for paroled people who have been sentenced to life in prison.
    677. Life Itself is an Art
      The life and work of Erich Fromm

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    678. Magnificent FIght: the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In Magnificent Fight, Dennis Lewycky lays out the history of this iconic event, which remains the biggest and longest strike in Canadian history. He analyzes the social, political and economic conditions leading up to the strike.
    679. Manufacturing the Enemy: The Media War Against Cuba
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Mainstream media in the United States for the past 60 years has converged with the neo-colonial foreign policy objectives of the state to create a misinformed, biased narrative against the Cuban revolution. Using extensive examples, including pre-revolutionary historic coverage, journalist Keith Bolender reveals how the national press has established an anti-Cuba chronicle in adherence to Washington's unrelenting regime change policies.
    680. David McReynolds, 1928-2018
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Obituary and memoir of leftist activist David McReynolds.
    681. The Menace of Right "Populism"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Editorial about Trump and right-wing regimes world-wide and the opportunities for left-wing organizing.
    682. Mighty Moe
      The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women's Running Revolutionary

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The story of how 13-year-old Maureen Wilton set a women's world record in the marathon at a time when most of the sports world was antagonistic to the idea of women and girls competing in distance running.
    683. Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund
      Resource Type: Organization
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund was established to honour Miriam Garfinkle's lifetime of work for social justice. Its mission is to support projects and initiatives which aim to change the world in large ways and small, with the ultimate goal of building a world based on justice and community where people live in harmony with the planet.
      The Miriam Garfinkle Social Justice Fund prioritizes grassroots initiatives, with special emphasis on projects designed to raise awareness and stimulate organizing and action.
    684. My Gang is Jesus
      Brazil's evangelicals face the temptations of the drug trade

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    685. Nationalism, Patriotism, Hate Crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A look at the (mis)use of the word "nationalism" to describe Trump and white supremacists.
    686. The Nature of Canada
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A collection of essays, photos, and illustrations, exploring how humans have engaged with Canadian nature and what those interactions say about the nature of Canada.
    687. No, Iran Does Not Break The Nuclear Deal
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      On May 8 2018 the United States broke the JCPOA when it reimposed sanctions on Iran. Iran can not "break" a deal that the U.S. already broke. The JCPOA clearly states that Iran would take this step if and when the U.S. breaches the agreement by imposing new sanctions. That Iran is now exceeding one of the limits JCPOA sets out is not in breach of the agreement but in adherence to its letters.
    688. No Surrender: The Land Remains Indigenous
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Between 1869 and 1877 the government of Canada negotiated Treaties One through Seven with the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains. Many historians argue that the negotiations suffered from cultural misunderstandings between the treaty commissioners and Indigenous chiefs, but newly uncovered eyewitness accounts show that the Canadian government had a strategic plan to deceive over the "surrender clause" and land sharing. According to Sheldon Krasowski's research, Canada understood that the Cree, Anishnabeg, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, Siksika, Piikani, Kainaa, Stoney and Tsuu T’ina nations wanted to share the land with newcomers -- with conditions -- but were misled over governance, reserved lands, and resource sharing. Exposing the government chicanery at the heart of the negotiations, No Surrender demonstrates that the land remains Indigenous.
    689. Our Movement, Our Lives
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of a history of the Black Lives Matter movement, both nationally and locally.
    690. Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Although Soave may not personally agree with their motivations and goals, he takes their ideas seriously, approaching his interviews with a mixture of respect and healthy skepticism. The result is a faithful cross-section of today's radical youth, which will appeal to libertarians, conservatives, centrist liberals, and anyone who is alarmed by the trampling of free speech and due process in the name of social justice.
    691. Party for the Revolution
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of Crowds and Party by Jodi Dean, a philosophical look at the crowd and the individual in revolutionary action.
    692. The Peking University Marxist Society and Student Activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Their report on the living and working conditions of university staff approaches Mao's suggestion that 'knowledge of any kind is inseparable from direct experience' when it states that 'it is only through practice that you can produce genuine knowledge.'
    693. Permanent Record
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    694. Pure: Ten Points I Just Can’t Believe About the Official Skripal Narrative
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    695. Radical Ambition
      The New Left in Toronto

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The story of Toronto's New Left from its initial stirrings in the late 1950s to its 'long, ambiguous goodbye in the early 1980s.
    696. Red Round Globe Hot Burning
      A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class, and of Kate and Ned Despard

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    697. Resistance Matters
      The Radical Vision of an Antipsychiatry Activist

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Don Weitz writes "Antipsychiatry organizing saved my life once, and has always given it meaning. This book is an invitation to join me and other psychiatric survivors (and our allies) in exposing psychiatry’s coercive, life-destroying practices and utter lack of scientific validity; and creating and promoting life-affirming alternatives."
    698. A Revolutionary Detroit Memoir
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Review of autobiographical memoir of a white, working-class, Catholic woman who became involved in Black activisim.
    699. Russia and the patriarchal code
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    700. Sard's Permanent War Economy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A long biographical essay on Edward Sard who founded the theory of "permanent war economy."
    701. Sister Language
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Sister Language is a collaboration, composed mainly of letters and other writings, between two sisters, one of whom, Christina, is schizophrenic.
    702. Sources Calendar Expired Entries 2018
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    703. Sources News Release Archive 2019
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      News releases from 2019.
    704. Still Lonely on the Right
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      A review of 3 books about Black Republicans.
    705. The Strange Career of the Second Amendment -- Part I
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Detailed analysis of the Second Amendment and different perceptions of gun rights in US history.
    706. Ukraine on Fire: The Real Story
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    707. Unconditional support for Israel is unconditional support for injustice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Like tens of thousands of Jews worldwide, we oppose Israel's ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian lands and its regime of violence, intimidation and incarceration aimed at the Palestinian population of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. We challenge those who offer unconditional support for Israel to ask themselves if they would support the same violations of human rights and international law anywhere else in the world. We affirm that our criticism of Israel comes from an embrace of both Jewish and universal humanitarian values and has no relation whatsoever to antisemitism.
    708. Unconditional support for Israel is unconditional support for injustice
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Like tens of thousands of Jews worldwide, we oppose Israel's ongoing illegal occupation of Palestinian lands and its regime of violence, intimidation and incarceration aimed at the Palestinian population of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. We challenge those who offer unconditional support for Israel to ask themselves if they would support the same violations of human rights and international law anywhere else in the world. We affirm that our criticism of Israel comes from an embrace of both Jewish and universal humanitarian values and has no relation whatsoever to antisemitism.
    709. Unearthing Justice
      How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Brimming with case studies, anecdotes, resources, and illustrations, Unearthing Justice exposes the mining process and its externalized impacts on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities, workers, and governments. But, most importantly, the book shows how people are fighting back.
    710. US Trotskyism 1928-1965 Part I: Emergence
      Left Opposition in the United States

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The first in a documentary trilogy of U.S. Trotskyism, this volume spans 1928 to 1940, surveying labour struggles, contributions to the study of history and Marxist theory, and confrontations and convergences among left currents.
    711. US Trotskyism 1928–1965 Part II: Endurance
      The Coming American Revolution. Dissident Marxism in the United States: Volume 3

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The second in a documentary trilogy of U.S. Trotskyism, this volume spans 1941 to 1956, surveying the Second World War, the post-war strike wave, ongoing struggles against racism, and more.
    712. US Trotskyism 1928–1965 Part III: Resurgence
      Uneven and Combined Development.

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      The third in a documentary trilogy of U.S. Trotskyism, this volume spans 1954 to 1965, surveying the Cold War era, the Black liberation struggle, the "third wave" of feminism, and more.
    713. Water as a Form of Social Control
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Whether in Palestine or Detroit, restricting access to water is a tactic used to deprive populations of personal and social agency with dire consequences to health.
    714. What Black Life Actually Looks Like
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In the age of Black Lives Matter protests, many activists and academics seem unable to see the complexity of black life beyond the barricades, or outside the frame of the latest viral video killing of a black civilian.
    715. Who funded the ISO? An analysis of the financial basis of pseudo-left politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
    716. Why the US Puppet President of Venezuela is Toast
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      In the alternative universe of corporate media, which ignores the economic war being waged against Venezuela, Reuters bemoans that the “crackdown” on Guaidó’s agents has failed to receive “significant retaliation from the international community.” In reality, Venezuela has massively suffered from the US-orchestrated punishments for resisting reverting to the status of a client state.
    717. The Yaniv scandal is the end-product of trans activism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Does inclusivity mean the Canadian state should compel women to handle a penis?
    718. The Deportation Racket
      Con artists are preying on undocumented immigrants in detention

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2019
      Published: 2019
      Undocumented immigrants have long been targeted by swindlers who promise shortcuts through the labyrinthine corridors of immigration law. What happened to Duran is most commonly called notario fraud, a catchall term that refers to a scam in which an individual misrepresents his or her qualifications to handle immigration work.

    2018

    1. CLR James rejected the posturing of identity politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      C.L.R. James railed against the superficial nonsense that masquerades as 'anti-racism.'
    2. 75 Years Ago, the Battle of Stalingrad
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The impact of the Battle of Stalingrad was enormous. In Germany, the public was henceforth painfully aware that their country was heading towards an ignominious defeat, and countless people who had previously supported the Nazi regime now turned against it.
    3. Quebec prosecuting nearly 100 crane operators for 'illegal' 2018 strike
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Nearly 100 crane operators in Quebec are facing criminal prosecution for having participated in an "illegal" wildcat strike in June 2018.
    4. Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based On Lies And Threats
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      First-hand report of a delegation to Venezuela from the US. They say the coup is weak and the Venezuelan people are strong and Maduro has their support.
    5. "Embodied Materialism" and Ecosocialism
      Book review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Detailed chapter-by-chapter review of Ariel Salleh's Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx, and the Postmodern.
    6. Not My Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Women's March is not immune to the same forces that have confronted the political left in the U.S. for decades. The larger women's movement itself, that sprang from the antiwar movement and civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, carried flaws along with its development that are not new to left political movements in the U.S.
    7. Media Panic Over the Stock Market Plunge
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The media continue to be in a panic over the drop in the stock market over the last few weeks. Fortunately for political pundits, there is no expectation that they have any clue about the subjects on which they opine. For those more interested in economics than hysterics, the drop in the market is not a big deal.
    8. Sources Calendar Expired Entries 2018
      Resource Type: Website
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    9. Worse than Obsolete: NATO Creates Enemies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Twenty years' worth of "unintended" or "collateral" damage hasn't created friends in the war zones.
    10. 'This is a big bird': Wild turkey in Christie Pits is a neighbourhood favourite
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    11. The US war on China's economic model
      The growing hostility of Western governments to China is more about the interests of Western investors than legitimate security fears

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      China poses no military threat to the US but is still considered a top threat to the US. Although this perceived threat is economic that may not stop the US from military intervention.
    12. Water Wars: El Salvador Social Movements Resist Water Privatization
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the efforts of Salvadoran social movements which have unified in an urgent effort to counter the right-wing's most recent push to privatize El Salvador's scarce water resources.
    13. Irony alert: Firm that warned Americans of Russian bots...was running an army of fake Russian bots
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The co-founders of cybersecurity firm New Knowledge warned Americans in November to "remain vigilant" in the face of "Russian efforts" to meddle in US elections. This month, they have been exposed for doing just that themselves.
    14. Islamic State in Ukraine: A Christmas present from the West
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The report in British newspaper the Times, that Chechen Islamists, many reeling from defeat in Syria and Iraq amongst the alphabet soup of fanaticism, had indeed arrived at the war front in eastern Ukraine, woke me up from any Christmas torpor.

    15. Organ theft, staged attacks: UN panel details White Helmets' criminal activities, media yawns
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    16. No matter how it appears, Trump isn't getting out of Syria and Afghanistan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Trump's plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and Syria don't reflect a large change in US foreign policy. US troops are only a small part of the forces currently deployed there and they will probably be replaced with mercenaries paid for by oil monarchies.
    17. Behind the epidemic of police killings in America: Class, poverty and race
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Article examines root causes and socioeconomics dimension of police violence, with particular stress on the importance of class.
    18. Alice Walker's Conspiracy Theories Aren't Just Anti-Semitic - They're Anti-Black
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      White supremacy relies on different stereotypes of Black and Jewish people. Alice Walker's adoption of anti-semitic conspiracy theories points to the need for solidarity between the Black and Jewish communities - which are not mutually exclusive.
    19. The Case that Dare Not Speak Its Name: the Conviction of Cardinal Pell
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Cardinal Pell, a high-ranking official of the Catholic Church and financial grand wizard of the Vatican, was found guilty on December 11, 2018 of historical child sexual abuses pertaining to two choir boys from the 1990s. But details remain sketchy.
    20. The ignorant, repressive attack on Frank Loesser's "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at Frank Loesser's 1944 song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and the social forces which have aggressively pushed the new 'Puritanism' that seeks to have the song banned.
    21. Indian Country: The Situation is Bleak, But Not Hopeless
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Discusses how even though issues such as the Dakota Access Pipeline have received lots of public attention people are unaware of how Indigenous dispossession is deeply ingrained in the fabric of the US.
    22. Indian Country: The Situation is Bleak, But Not Hopeless
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A discussion of Stephanie Woodard's book "American Apartheid: The Native Struggle for Self-Determination and Inclusion" and looking at how present-day colonial practices impact Native people in the US.
    23. Marc Lamont Hill's Detractors are the True Anti-Semites
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Temple University's administration announced the unsurprising news that it has found no grounds to punish or investigate Professor Marc Lamont Hill for his speech on the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Yet, the university's Board of Trustees felt compelled, nonetheless, to issue a statement further maligning Dr Hill, albeit indirectly this time.
    24. Viktor Orban, Trump and the Populist Battle Over Public Space
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Hungarian legislation and the turmoil caused by Trump's moral equivalencies reveal how politicized space is not a distracting side effect of populist politics; rather, public space treated as a symbol of national identity is a defining characteristic of populism.
    25. The World Google Controls and Surveillance Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Google's encroaching powers over our lives, to include the freedom of expression protected by most national laws, not to mention EU and UN Charters, around the planet today.
    26. "Alexa, Drop a Bomb": Amazon Wants in on US Warfare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at US comapany Amazon and its involvement with the US military in creating an artificial 'brain' called JEDI. It demonstrates a new level of US determination for global domination, and would represent the creation of a weapon that would dramatically up the level of global military rivalry and ensure more human conflict.
    27. The "Gilets Jaunes" Seen From My Workplace
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Due to the insular and ambiguous nature of social media, the Yellow Vests movement may spark political unrest but probably won't lead to real social revolution.
    28. Israeli army razes home of prominent Palestinian activist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Israeli army has demolished a residential building owned by a prominent Palestinian activist, whose six sons have been imprisoned by Israel. The building, owned by Latifa Abu Hmeid, is located in the Amari refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.
    29. Central Europe and Central America: Will there be a historical convergence?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    30. Industrial accident claims three lives in Leduc, Alberta
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the troubling indifference to the alarming statistics on worker fatalities, and the lax occupational health and safety regulations that are designed to protect employers and permit the further expansion of company profits.
    31. Something New for Revolutionary Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of Kristin Ross's provocative article on the “The Long 1960s and 'The Wind from the West.'"
    32. The Troubling Link Between Attacks on Immigrants and Repression of Labor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the targeting of immigrants and its connection to attacks on labour movements, and how it leads to disturbing increases in violations of civil liberties.
    33. Israel rolls out the welcome mat for Europe's neo-fascists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The recent visit to Israel of a dominant figure in Italy's right-wing coalition government, is the latest in an increasingly open alliance between the Israeli state and resurgent forces of the far-right and neo-fascism in Europe.
    34. Left-Wing Disaster Relief Efforts Spread Goodwill for Socialism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at some of the disaster relief initiatives by left-wing groups in the United States, as well as the disconnect that seems to underscore a number of issues with the state's disaster relief efforts.
    35. Truckers Spend the Holidays Driving Too Much for Too Little Pay
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the diminishing compensation provided to truck drivers, and why the trucking corporations get away with paying so little.
    36. Uber? Taxis? Or Plan C? How to Get Ride Hailing Right
      BC could show the world a non-profit model that beats oligopolies

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at 'ride-hailing' and why it should be run on a non-profit basis as a co-op or other non-profit model.
    37. Huawei executive's arrest provokes anti-US protests in China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada has led to a wave of anger in China, in a move perceived to undermine China's increasingly dominant position in advanced technology. On Chinese social media comments denounce the arrest and call for the executive's immediate release as well as a boycott of Canadian brands.
    38. Québec solidaire reviews the election and maps campaign on climate crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Meeting in Montréal December 7-9, 2018, Québec Solidaire reviewed elections results, adopted a proposal to prioritize the issue of climate crisis, and held a discussion on how to prepare an internal debate on "secularism and religious signs."
    39. Tale of two uprisings: Ukraine's Maidan got McCain & cookies, French Yellow Vests get shunned
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Unlike the 2014 Ukraine uprising, which witnessed invasive meddling on the part of US politicians and diplomats, Western support for the French Yellow Vest protests has been conspicuously missing in action.
    40. Time magazine honors journalists facing repression - but snubs Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' award for 2018, which did not list any journalist who exposed state secrets or government misconduct in the United States, nor whistleblowers from Israel, Egypt, India or any of the NATO countries.
    41. Want to Fix Foster Care? Ask Kids Who Have Been Through the System
      Innovative report co-researched by youth from care focuses on importance of relationships

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A report called Relationships Matter for Youth "Aging Out" of Care, co-researched by youth from care, focuses on what truly matters to the young people who are in the system and notably on the importance of building relationships.
    42. What the Attack on Marc Lamont Hill Tells Us
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Destruction is the Zionists' strategic goal and the attack on Marc Lamont Hill and others like him is dictated by the tactics they have chosen to use toward that end.
    43. Why white supremacists and Hindu nationalists are so alike
      White supremacy and Hindu nationalism have common roots going back to the 19th-century idea of the 'Aryan race'.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Many members of the so-called "alt-right" - a loosely knit coalition of populists, white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis - turned to India to find historic and current justifications for their racist, xenophobic and divisive views.
    44. Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      France is experiencing a left-leaning popular and working-class uprising consistent with the French revolutionary tradition of "Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity", yet the majorty of Western media have given very little investigation or serious attention to the momentous events.
    45. Climate justice and migration in the media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A climate justice narrative is needed to communicate and enhance public understanding of migration induced by climate change. Key components must include human rights protection, greater equity in burdens sharing, and participation in decision-making processes.
    46. Siloed Thinking, Climate, and Disposable People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Judith Deutch takes a look at the human side of the climate disaster and the constricted way of thinking about it, as even those who do recognize anthropogenic climate change still do not examine a range of critical interactions.
    47. A very British coup: The spies who went out to the cold
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Former British MP George Galloway comments on the revelation that subcontracted work from MI5 and MI6 targeted not only Russia but also smeared British politicians whom they perceived to be "pro-Russian"; those smeared include not only himself but Jeremy Corbyn and others in his party.
    48. Washington using legal cover to conceal economic banditry
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The arrest of a Chinese telecom executive in Canada on behalf of the US is an abuse of the legal process and international law to pursue American economic interests. China's anger resonates with similar grievances against the US felt by Russia, Iran, Venezuela, and even American allies in Europe.
    49. William Blum: Anti-Imperial Advocate
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The late William Blum, former computer programmer in the US State Department and initial enthusiast for US moral crusades, who died December 2018, gave us various exemplars of this counter-insurgent scholarship. His compilation of foreign policy ills in Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower, was written with the US as sole surveyor of the land, all powerful and dangerously uncontained.
    50. Climate litigation looms
      Interview

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Nick Breeze interviews Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), who explains why we must stay below 1.5C, and why loss and damage compensation, and litigation, are the next big agenda items at COP24.
    51. 'If I don't come back, call my lawyer': Practical solidarity for people
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A recommendation of practical steps to help people facing the threat of detention, and the importance of standing in solidarity with others who are dealing with a hostile environment.
    52. Foreign Interventions in Revolutionary Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      All over Europe, the First World War had brought about a potentially revolutionary situation as early as 1917. In countries where the authorities continued to represent the traditional elite, exactly as had been the case in 1914, they aimed to prevent the realization of this potential by means of repression, concessions, or both.
    53. Here's how we stopped a brutal, inhumane and barely legal charter flight
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Helen Brewer describes how she, and 14 other activists, broke into Stansted Airport on the 28th of March 2017, and blocked a mass deportation charter flight due to send 60 people to Nigeria and Ghana -- a forced removal which threatened to place migrants in extreme danger.
    54. 100th Anniversary of 1918 Australian & New Zealand Surafend Massacre Of Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look back at the premeditated massacre of male Palestinian villagers by Australian and New Zealand soldiers in the village of Surafend and a nearby Bedouin camp, which took place on December 10, 1918. The massacre has been largely ignored but serves as an allegory of settler colonialism.
    55. Stansted 15: British Activists Who Stopped Deportation Charter Flight Convicted of Terrorism Charge
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at a group of fifteen activists who prevented a deportation charter flight from leaving Stansted airport in the UK by securing themselves around the aeroplane, and were subsequently found guilty of a terrorist offence.
    56. Unions Should Go Big on a Green New Deal for Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Canada's unions need to play a much larger leadership role on climate change, not just because it deals with economic policies directly affecting members but also because it will be difficult to get where we need to go without them.
    57. William Blum, Renowned U.S. Foreign Policy Critic, Dead at 85
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Obituary for William Blum with biographical information and links to his work.
    58. Ethics and Whistleblowing for Engineers Affects Us All
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Some engineering professors worry that their students' busy course schedules prevents them from adequately exploring the liberal arts. Without exposure to the liberal arts, engineering students will lack the broad context that will help them approach their work as a profession, not just a trade.
    59. Linking class and gender theory
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A detailed review of "Social Reproduction Theory" an essay collection edited by Tithi Bhattacharya. Contributors include Nancy Fraser, Salar Mohandesi and Emma Teitelman, Susan Ferguson, Carman Teeple Hopkins, Serap Saritas Oran and Alan Sears.
    60. She's Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty
      How Jessie Housty feeds the growth of her Heiltsuk culture and community

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the efforts of Jessie Housty, an Indigenous woman from British Columbia, who is helping to change the diet of her community that is overwhelmingly dominated by industrial food products.
    61. Canadian Jewish News: Promoter of Terror Tourism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      What should we make of a media outlet that praises those who join or give money to a foreign army, which occupies territory belonging to another people, terrorizes the local population by destroying houses, restricting their movement, subjecting them to military courts and shooting unarmed protestors? What should we call the Canadian Jewish News, an unfailing flatterer of Canadians who join or finance a military subjugating Palestinians? Would “promoter of terror tourism” be an appropriate description?
    62. A Killer Dies, a Teacher Lives: George H.W. Bush v. Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The obsequious praise of the life and legacy of the now deceased mad-dog killer George H. W. Bush (1924-2018) contradict the reality of his actions during his life and presidency.
    63. Climate Jobs for All
      Building Block for the Green New Deal

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      This article discusses the federal jobs guarantee (JG) concept which is also known as "jobs for all." The advocates of JG generally include climate protection as one of many types of work beneficial to the public that might be included in a jobs guarantee program.
    64. Climate Jobs for All
      Building Block for the Green New Deal

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A federal climate jobs guarantee (CJG) is a proposed program similar to the New Deal's WPA that would prioritize jobs that protect and improve the environment. Polls show that the program has popular support and could be a major political force in 2020.
    65. Israeli spyware being used to monitor Indonesian LGBT community, religious minorities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the company and spyware product that is used by various institutions to monitor the activities of the LGBT community and religious minority groups in Indonesia.
    66. On the nature of change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The first in a series of articles exploring how dialectical systems thinking can direct change making. The 'On the Nature of Change' series will have three clear sections: 'The Philosophers' will examine a philosophical theory of change, and how this has developed and evolved over time. The second, 'Interpreting the World', and will apply this theory to three fundamental areas: the self, the team, society. Lastyly, 'Changing the World', will present clear ways in which this theory of change can be practically applied.
    67. Revolution in Ukraine? Yes, please! Revolution in France? Rule of law!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Western media coverage has differed with reports describing French protesters as rioters, while Ukrainian protesters were described as revolutionaries. The contrasting reaction has prompted many to ask: If a so-called revolution is allowed to happen in Ukraine, why not in France?
    68. Preservation Acts
      Toward an ethical archive of the web

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      But they began to wonder what it meant to take an ephemeral object -- destined, after days and weeks, to sink to the bottom of an ever-shifting pile -- and render it permanent. It wasn't hard to see how an archive of civil disobedience could become a tool of government surveillance.
    69. The Vanishing
      The plight of Christians in an age of intolerance

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In the summer of 2014, the Islamic State occupied Christian cities and villages across northern Iraq, appropriated Christian homes, and destroyed farms of Christian families. When Islamic State commanders separated men from women and imposed jizyah, or extortion taxes, their purpose was extreme: they meant to subjugate the Christians or drive them away from the land.
    70. Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. American teenagers and young adults are having less sex.
    71. Women in the Black Panther Party
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      While much that has been written about the Black Panther Party (BPP) is focused on the role of certain prominent male leaders, lesser known is that during peak membership women made up nearly two-thirds of the party. Leela Yellessety spoke to three authors of recent books that highlight the contribution of women in the Black Panther Party.
    72. Manifesto of Indian Farmers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Adopted by an assembly representing the farmers of India, the manifesto outlines Indian farmers convictions, principals, concerns, rights and calls on the parliament of India to hold a Special Session to address the agrarian crisis by passing and enacting the two Kisan Mukti Bills and address additional demands.
    73. Remembering the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look back at the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of April 13, 1919, where British colonial forces opened fire on peaceful Indian protesters. The massacre stands as a pivotal moment in Indian history that laid bare the true face of British Imperialism.
    74. The BBC Has Legal Protection to Spread Fake News: the Curious Case of ISIS, Andrew Neil and Jeremy Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the reporting of 'fake news' by the BBC, which has no legal obligation to give its audience any information about its sources and seemingly has legal protection from scrutiny.
    75. Pakistan's blasphemy laws – The Supreme Court, Asia Bibi and the laws' historical background
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A description of a blasphemy case in Pakistan. Also includes a history of blasphemy laws going back to British India.
    76. 'A Turtle is Worth More Alive Than Dead'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Various participants at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya discuss ways they can sustainably economically benefit from the local environment.
    77. Alberta has only itself to blame for bitumen problems
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The article explains why Alberta has primarily itself to blame for the low price of its bitumen, a situation built on years of mismanagement in government and poor industry advice.
    78. The Counterinsurgency Paradigm: How U.S. Politics Have Become Paramilitarized
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Bernard Harcourt argues in his recent book "The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens" that the same counterinsurgency paradigm of warfare used against post-9/11 enemies has now come to the US as the effective governing strategy.
    79. The Dangerous Junk Science of Vocal Risk Assessment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Various companies and government agencies aim to use technology that measures biological features such as facial expressions or tone of voice to assess individuals, such as refugee claimants or potential employees, for 'risk'. Many critics say the science behind this is dubious and can hide cultural bias under a blanket of objectivity.
    80. Disagreement is not hatred
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An essay on the transgender debate which argues that debate ends when we label views we simply disagree with as 'hatred''.
    81. Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government’s Estimates
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Transcript of interview with Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta on the cost to clean up after Alberta's tar sand industry.
    82. Climate Change Drives Up Rural Poverty in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In Latin America and the Caribbean region's first meeting of Week of Agriculture and Food, held in November 2018, more than 1,000 officials and experts agreed that the fall in agricultural yields and increasing migration from the countryside are consequences of global warming.
    83. Extinction Rebellion: From the UK to Ghana and the US, Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the Extinction Rebellion, an international movement that calls for peaceful mass economic disruption around the world in order to bring awareness to the growing environmental crisis.
    84. Made-in-China fake news overwhelms Taiwan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Since 2016, when Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected as Taiwan's president relations between Taiwan and China have been increasingly strained. In parallel, a series of fake news campaigns have captured Taiwanese media, with experts tracing several of these stories back to China.
    85. Afghanistan is Collapsing. Get Out: Now!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the disastrous results of US and NATO intervention in Afghanistan, a conflict which has little to do with eliminating international terrorism.
    86. Air pollution now 'largest health crisis'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The WHO estimates that seven million premature deaths are linked to air pollution every year, of which nearly 600,000 are children who are uniquely vulnerable.
    87. Alberta's Problem Isn't Pipelines; It's Bad Policy Decisions
      Bitumen prices are low because the province has ignored at least a decade of warnings.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A 2007 Alberta government report indicates that the provincial government has been aware for more than a decade that its oilsands policies were setting the stage for today's price crisis.
    88. Dunlop Factory (South Africa): The workers who won't snitch
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Metalworker union Numsa files legal arguments in the Constitutional Court on on behalf of Dunlop factory workers from Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, after workers were dismissed because they did not snitch on fellow workers during a protected strike.
    89. Noam Chomsky Turns 90: How a U.S. Anarchist Has More Than Survived
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A brief look back at the life and work of world reknowned linguist, philospher and social activist Noam Chomsky, who turns 90 on December 7, 2018.
    90. Thankstaking in the Trumpfederacy: Terminate the Tribe That Aided the Pilgrims
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the hostile climate that exists under the Trump Administration for America's first peoples. The article looks at the further erosion treaties and protective laws, and the belief among indigenous communities that the administration's policy is a return to 'termination'.
    91. Twitter closes down my account for 'hateful conduct'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Several Twitter accounts with pro-Palestinian content have been suspended. At the same time those making explicit threats against them have been found not to violate Twitter's terms of service.
    92. When the BBC did fake news
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The BBC recently aired a series on disinformation and fake news which made it seem like a problem reserved for non-British/non-European locales. The author looks at the BBC's role in the 1953 coup against Iran's democratically elected government.
    93. After Visiting Brazil's Lula in Prison, Noam Chomsky Warns Against "Disaster" Under Jair Bolsonaro
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An interview with Noam Chomsky about newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil. Politically the election marks a dramatic shift to the right for the country which Chomsky describes as a disaster for Brazil. The article includes a link to the interview on video.
    94. Facing the left-wing challenge in the European Union - Ten proposals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The left could bring radical change if they could prove themselves capable to people in the Eurozone dissatisfied with austerity measures. Here are ten proposals for social mobilization and actions to be taken by any government that is truly operating in the interests of the people.
    95. "It's Killing the Student Movement": Canary Mission's Blacklist of Pro-Palestine Activists Is Taking a Toll
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Canary Mission, a website that compiles dossiers on Palestinian rights advocates and labels them racists, anti-Semites, and supporters of terrorism has taken a toll on activists' mental health and their ability to engage in free speech and public advocacy on Palestine.
    96. Noam Chomsky: Moral Depravity Defines US Politics
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An interview with Noam Chomsky where he discusses the political parties' lack of focus on crucial issues. Though made hopeful by young progessive candidates winning in the midterms, electoral politics should not be the focus for radical political change.
    97. Trump's Amoral Saudi Statement Is a Pure Expression of Decades-Old 'U.S. Values' and Foreign Policy Orthodoxies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Donald Trump's statement that the US would continue business and diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi may be blunter than people are used to but it is standard operating procedure of American policy.
    98. US bombs continue to kill in Laos 50 years after Vietnam War
      US dropped two million tonnes of bombs on Laos at height of Vietnam War. Why are cluster munitions still killing?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the problem of unexploded US bombs in Laos which have killed tens of thousands of people since the end of the war, and continue to kill and maim dozens annually.
    99. You Say You Want a Revolution: SDS, PL, and Adventures in Building a Worker-Student Alliance
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A collection of memoirs from people who were part of Progressive Labor Party in the United States in the 1960s.
    100. Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Analysis of the 1930s Dust Bowl as the result of capitalism and US imperialism. Also looks at what we can learn from it for today's climate crisis.
    101. Herbicides undermine antibiotics, threaten medical care
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A New Zealand study adds to the body of evidence that industrial herbicides, not intended to be antibiotics, can have profound effects on bacteria, with potentially negative implications for medicine's ability to treat infectious diseases.
    102. New maps of land destruction show why caravans flee Central America
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A new map developed at the University of Cincinnati illustrates the extent of worldwide land degradation, including the deforestation that is now forcing migrants to leave Guatemala and Honduras.
    103. 'Time is Running Out,' American Petroleum Institute Chief Said in 1965 Speech on Climate Change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In 1965 the president of the American Petroleum Institute discussed the effect of CO2 in the changing the atmosphere and the role specifically of the petroleum industry in causing climate change. More than 50 years later the science on this has become stronger but messaging from the industry has softened.
    104. Why (Mostly) Men Trophy Hunt: a Biocultural Explanation
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of several studies offering insights into the biological basis of human behavior, specifically trophy hunting, and the biologically responsive strategies for changing it.
    105. Women-Led Radio Station Amplifies Voices of Indigenous Communities in Argentina
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In the late 1990s several Indigenous women founded a radio station which continues to broadcast. It resists cultural subjugation and provides a voice to Indigenous people.
    106. Approaching Development: GMO Propaganda and Neoliberalism vs Localisation and Agroecology
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the pro GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) lobby and the reasons why they are pushing GMO technology. The article looks towards agroecology as a better means of achieving genuine food sovereignty.
    107. It's Time for America to Reckon With the Staggering Death Toll of the Post-9/11 Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Researchers strive to count the casualties of American wars but are faced by a lack of political and military accountability and a seemingly apathetic public.
    108. Welcome to Arivaca: Where residents want anti-migrant militia out'
      Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Many in this Arizona border town want armed vigilantes, who've vowed to round up undocumented migrants, to leave.
    109. Why is Inclusive Mosque so Afraid of Secularism?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Secularism is merely a framework that separates religion from the state to ensure that religion cannot influence the state and public policy and impose itself on private lives. After all, not everyone in a given society is a believer and even if they are, they don’t usually want the state to tell them how to believe. Only a secular framework can ensure the equal rights of all citizens before the law and not different rights for different categories of communalised groups. It is only a secular framework that can ensure one law for all via changeable laws made by people versus unchangeable ‘divine’ laws imposed by clerics. It is a secular framework which can allow for multi-ethnic, multi-religious and plural societies and is a minimum precondition for the rights of women and minorities. It is a secular framework that can ensure freedom of conscience, including freedom of and from religion.
    110. Palestinian 'geeks' code their way to a better future in Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Coding is empowering a new generation of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and helping many find work.
    111. These Activists Blocked Migrant Deportations. Now They Face Life Imprisonment in the U.K.
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Fifteen activists who blocked a plane deporting migrants are being charged with laws intended for terrorists. The use of charter flights for deportations is one of the issues they raise.
    112. As the Obama DOJ Concluded, Prosecution of Julian Assange for Publishing Documents Poses Grave Threats to Press Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Democrats and Republicans both seem willing to curtail freedom of the press when an outlet publishes work against their interests, however, prosecuting Julian Assange/Wikileaks would create a precedent that would criminalize the core function of investigative journalism.
    113. 'Being treated like slaves': Why migrant exploitation exists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the labour market in modern capitalist society, and how it leads to the exploitation of migrant workers who are sometimes treated as slaves.
    114. Cucks, Cuckolding and Campaign Management
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Talk about a bunch of sad sacks that really stink in the sack. The Trumpocalypse is ruining sex for the rest of us.
    115. A New Economic Model for the South: Ditch Corporate Welfare and Fund Agricultural Co-ops
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A report from the Institute for Policy Studies, titled "Agricultural Cooperatives: Opportunities and Challenges for African-American Women in the South," makes the case that redirecting governmental support from corporate welfare to agricultural co-ops could provide an alternative vision for economic development in the Southern United States.
    116. November 1918: Red Revolution in Strasbourg
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In the context of the revolution that erupted in Germany as the country suffered defeat in November 1918, a revolutionary situation also arose in Strasbourg, capital of Alsace, a province that still belonged to the Reich at that time.
    117. Right-wing coup or popular revolt? The April 2018 Nicaraguan uprising examined
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Description of a report on the causes of the April 2018 conflict in Nicaragua.
    118. Amazon HQ2 Will Cost Taxpayers at Least $4.6 Billion, More Than Twice What the Company Claimed, New Study Shows
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In addition to the billions in local government subsidies Amazon stands to gain from Federal Opportunity Zones. Researchers who have studied opportunity zones find that these tax schemes rarely ever help cities, and often financially cripple them.
    119. Propaganda Blitz: How the Corporate Media Distort Reality
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at how corporate media distort the news. Uses recent examples such as the Scottish Independence referendum.
    120. Crucifying Julian Assange
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Juilien Assange, who exposed the dark machinations and crimes of the US government, is now under threat of being expelled from the Equadorian Embassy. The article looks at what is happening to Assange and why the the silence over his plight is a betrayal by the press.
    121. Google's 'Smart City of Surveillance' Faces New Resistance in Toronto
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A plan to develop 12 acres of the valuable waterfront just southeast of downtown Toronto
      by the government agency Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. has sparked concerns about privacy and lack of public consultation. A recent slew of resignations from its board has made these concerns increasingly urgent and public.
    122. Pakistan, hostage of the religious - The radical left in resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Radical leftists strive amid fundamentalist hostility in Pakistan where blasphemy is a serious charge with its roots in colonial religious divisions.
    123. Military 'Service' Serves the Ruling Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Military veteran and peace activist Will Griffin comments on the military campaigns in which he participated, and why he believes that military service ultimately serves noboby but a minority ruling class.
    124. Why does the language of journalism fail indigenous people?
      A journalist with indigenous roots reflects on the making of We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A journalist with Indigenous roots reflects on the difficulty of doing justice to the community she is filming a documentary about. Historical misrepresentation due to lack of cross-cultural understanding has led to a distrust of the media.
    125. The Left Has Better Things to Do Than Watch Liberals Scratch Their Heads
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Drawing from author David Harvey's work "The Ways of the World", Munson examines how Liberal-democracy has changed when the nucleus of capitalism shifted in the 1970's from the production of goods to the production of 'signs'. He further examines how 'neo-liberalism' is now grappling and adjusting in the era of Trump.
    126. The Malevolent Hypocrisy of Selective Sanctions
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at why the US government is steadfast in its support of the Saudi dictatorship no matter what criminal excesses may be perpetrated by the Riyadh regime, while on the other hand it is determined to punish other countries like Cuba and Venezuela with severe economic sanctions.
    127. The Weaponization of Social Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      How the online environment and social media is being used as a political weapon, notably through the use of 'Bots'.
    128. How To Be A Reliable 'Mainstream' Journalist
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A commentary on what is required to be a 'good' and 'reliable' journalist for the mainstream Western media.
    129. Keep those albums sounding great by converting your vinyl to a digital format
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    130. The niqab represents a pernicious ideology and its spread should worry us all
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the controversial niqab and similar veils, and why they are so concerning.
    131. The Rewilding of Humanity?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      John Davis looks back at the exploitation of the wilderness, where urban dwellers are now alienated from the natural world that once surrounded them, and wonders whether we can ever return and live in a more natural and balanced state.
    132. Public Spaces, Private Control
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the commercialization of public spaces in Britain and elsewhere in the industrialized world, where gentrification and increasingly troubling privatization of public spaces goes largely unnoticed by a populace caught up in the day-to-day grind of living.
    133. Bolsonaro: a Monster Engineered by Our Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Jonathan Cook explains why the mainstream Western media prefer an extreme right-wing leader over one from the Left.
    134. Bolsonaro: a Monster Engineered by Our Media
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Jonathan Cook explains why the plutocrats and the mainstream media spokespeople much prefer a far-right populist like Jair Bolsonaro, or Donald Trump, to a populist leader of the genuine left.
    135. ECHR twisted logic: You can insult Christian but not Muslim religion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Two recent rulings by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) demonstrate not only that it's a political and hypocritical organization. They also show the severe structural defects of human rights law in general.
    136. If We're on the Left, How Come We're Still Here?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Andrew Levine looks at why the Left is largely ignored by Trump's more radical followers and pundits.
    137. Architects of Mass Slaughter
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Detailed review of two books about the Indonesian Genocide.
    138. The Constitutional Root of Racism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at how the US Constitution enables racism by affording power to the states.
    139. The End of "The Great War"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A thorough look at the ending of World War I, focusing especially on class conflict.
    140. Europe's Political Turmoil (Part I)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Far-right parties are gaining ground all over Europe scapegoating immigrants and people of colour. The radical left has not come up with a competitive strategy for winning people over.
    141. Europe's Political Turmoil and the Rise of the Far Right
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the recent rise of far-right governments all over Europe and the failure of the left to effectively counter this.
    142. Is There a Gig Economy?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A data-heavy analysis questioning whether 'gig-economy' precarious jobs are indeed growing rapidly as reported.
    143. Jan and Carrol Cox, Political Activists
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Obituary for Jan and Carrol Cox, long-time activists from Illinois.
    144. Karl Marx in the 21st Century
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Looking at how Marx's theories can explain today's global crisis.
    145. Karl Marx: Revolutionary Heretic
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A celebration of Marx as a thinker who constantly adapted his ideas and thinking.
    146. Latin America Crises and Contradictions
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Detailed review of a collection of essays on Latin America.
    147. The Logic of Human Survival
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Review of a Marxist look at the concept of the Anthropocene.
    148. The Making of Corporate Empire
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Review of a book covering Henry Ford's "ethos of the assembly line" and how his racist views shaped it in different places.
    149. Marx and the "International"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A rebuttal of the idea of Marx as Eurocentric and a white supremacist.
    150. Marx's Capital as Organizing Tool
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A guide to how the left could use Marx's Capital as a text for organizing.
    151. The Saga of a City Rising
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Positive review of a collection of essays about Black organizing in Mississippi. The review focuses on two of the essays with two "key takeaways."
    152. Slavery and Capitalism
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of a collection of essays about the economics of American slavery.
    153. Supreme Toxicity -- Confirmed
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Editorial about Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court and the hopefulness of grassroots movements like #metoo and BLM spur people to take action.
    154. Triumph and Tragedy
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Le Blanc's sympathies with the Bolshevik project are clear, but this is no apologia. On the contrary, grounded in material and intellectual evidence, it is a work that helps us better understand the factors that shaped the choices the revolutionary leaders made and the alternatives paths that might have been open to them.
    155. Trump and Science
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Although Trump is called anti-science he simply continues a trend that started with Reagan. Calling him anti-science can mask how his policies and tactics are rational ideologies in the service of neoliberalism.
    156. Two Powerful Films on Indonesian Mass Terror
      Film Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Short review of two films about Indonesian genocide.
    157. The Wars of Rich Resources
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Review of Bolivia's mid-20th century conflicts over resource extraction.
    158. Diverting Class War Into Generational War, Again
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Dean Baker provieds a counter argument to a New York Times article titled "65 or Older? Here's What We Owe Our Kids" by Glenn Kramon, which directs blame at Social Security and Medicare for the current struggles of the younger generation.
    159. Fact-Checking the Establishment's 'Fact-Checkers': How the 'Fake News' Story is Fake News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the introduction of "Fake News" in the US and how is was used by both political parties in the lead-up to the 2016 US election, and moreover how it was propogated by the mainstream media and fact-checked by dubious verification sources.
    160. How Not To Skip Class: Social Reproduction of Labor and the Global Working Class
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      This essay refutes conceptions of what working class really means by reactivating fundamental Marxist insights about class formation that have been obscured by decades of neoliberalism. The author argues that the key to developing a sufficient understanding of the working class is the framework of social reproduction.
    161. Over 90% of the world's children breathe toxic air every day
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the WHO report on "Air pollution and child health: Prescribing clean air", a study of the heavy toll of both outdoor and household air pollution on the health of the world's children, particularly those living in low and middle-income nations.
    162. This Soviet-era ghost town is being reclaimed by nature and it's eerily beautiful
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Crumbling bricks, vines crawling up the walls and trees growing on roofs – see the silent beauty of an abandoned Soviet-era town nestled in the mountains of Abkhazia. In summer, you would have a hard time spotting Akarmara from above. The small town is almost entirely overgrown, with trees even growing on the few roofs that are still intact.
    163. We think therefore we are
      Staying Positive in a Negative World - Celebrating Dr. Miriam Garfinkle

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    164. Blasphermy, Religious and Secular
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An essay on a European Court of Human Rights ruling and on changing forms of blasphemy law.
    165. Eulogy for Miriam
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Eulogy for Miriam Garfinkle (24 April 1954 - 15 September 2018) delivered by Ulli Diemer at Memorial gathering for Miriam on October 28, 2018.
    166. How the EU's principled pragmatism sows strife in the Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at how the European Union is creating greater instability, distrust, and casualties like Jamal Khashoggi, by trading fundamental values such as human rights for more practical avenues coined as "principled pragmatism".
    167. 'October Song' - A challenging portrayal of the Russian Revolution
      Review of Paul Le Blanc, October Song: Bolshevik Triumph, Communist Tragedy, 1917-1924

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review 'October Song,' Paul Le Blanc's book about the Russian revolution. Detailed with excerpts and criticism.
    168. Revolutionary Rojava: An polyethnic, feminist and anti-capitalist experiment
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A history of the Democratic Federation of North Syria as a beacon of hope in Syria's 8-year-long civil war.
    169. System change means dismantling patriarchy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at patriarchy and the sexual division of labour, and why gender justice is fundamental for meaningful environmental justice, and moreover how grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism is key to system change.
    170. Karl Kautsky: From Pope to Renegade
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Once recognized as "The Pope of Marxism" for his popularization and systematization of Marxist ideas, Kautsky fell into obscurity following the Russian Revolution. In recent revival of interest in his politics, in both academia and on the political left, raises questions about the meaning of Kautsky's orthodox Marxism and about what a renewed revolutionary left should adopt from it as their own.
    171. 'City of Surveillance': Google-backed smart city sounds like a dystopian nightmare
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A Google-backed project to build the interconnected, data-driven ‘city of the future’ sounds like all George Orwell’s nightmares come true, and is now in the spotlight after a privacy expert resigned from the project in protest. Toronto’s Waterfront district used to be an industrial wasteland, but Sidewalk Labs – a sister company of Google – wants to turn that wasteland into a prototype ‘city of the future,’ where data helps planners micromanage every aspect of urban life.
    172. Revealed: The Saudi death squad MBS uses to silence dissent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The MEE reveals information from a Saudi source with intimate knowledge of the Saudi intelligence services, about a death squad that operates under the guidance and supervision of Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
    173. Why the "Two State Solution" is Apartheid
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    174. Laurie Anderson on language, story and losing her archives to Hurricane Sandy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Artist and performer Laurie Anderson discusses her recent book titled "All the Things I Lost in the Flood". The book was inspired by the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2011, which destroyed Anderson's archive of work and memorabilia. The article contains a link to the interview on CBC Radio.
    175. Reflections on Chomsky's Voting Strategy: Why The Democratic Party Can't Be Saved
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Nick Pemberton explains why his opinion is different from that of Noam Chomsky on the matter of third party voting during US elections.
    176. Quiet, Please! The Latest Threat to the Big Wild
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the growing problem of noise pollution in Glacier National Park in Montana, where each summer helicopters carrying tourists fly low over the landscape.
    177. US 'Outrage' Over Slaying of US Residents Depends on the Nation Responsible
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      This article takes a look at the reasons why the US media managed to be outraged at the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia's government, yet there was no such reaction when Israel killed Furkan Dogan, a 19-year-old American citizen.
    178. Caught In The Cross Hairs - Media Lens And The Mystery Of The Wikipedia Editor
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Media Lens investigates the case of "Philip Cross", a person who has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages in a campain against anti-war activists, critics of British and Western foreign policy as well as Media Lens itself.
    179. Climate-Driven 'Bugpocalypse'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An alarming report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that in addition to annihilating hundreds of mammal species, the climate crisis has also sparked a global "bugpocalypse" that will only continue to accelerate in the absence of action to stop planetary warming.
    180. A Marxist History of Capitalism (Book Review)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A book review of Henry Heller's "A Marxist History of Capitalism" which restores class struggle to a central place in explaining how capitalism arose and grew, and can eventually be overcome.
    181. US plastic waste is causing global environmental crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A recent ban in China, which normally takes in the largest proportion of US plastic waste, has left the US dumping plastic in other over-burdened countries, while waste still continues to pile up in the States. US plastic scrap exports dropped by almost a third in the first six months of 2018, as waste firms struggled to find a home for their plastic scrap.
    182. The dawn of our liberation: The early days of the International Communist Women's Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An examination of the early days of the international Communist Women's Movement (CWM). The article focuses on three points in particular: the CWM's ideas on women's emancipation, the relationship with non-communist women's movements and the problematic relationship with male comrades.
    183. The Doomsday Machine and Nuclear Winter
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The portion of an interview with Daniel Ellsberg, an American activist and former United States military analyst, who comments on thermonuclear war and its outcome.
    184. Lopez Obrador in Mexico: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The newly elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has been described by some in the U.S. as a radical socialist, however this article explains that he has already back-peddled on important pre-election promises.
    185. Anarchism and Kavanaugh
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Richman argues that without the current State, but rather with an Anarchistic one, the U.S. public would have been spared the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination episode.
    186. Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court, and the End of Legal Neutrality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings destroyed any surviving myth of legal neutrality. Shultz explains why this may be a good thing, because it is time to recognize that the Supreme Court and its Justices are not politically neutral and that neither should they be.
    187. Plastic plague intensifies on remote southern islands
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at a report titled " Marine plastics threaten giant Atlantic Marine Protected Areas", which examines the alarmingly high concentrations of plastic on southern Atlantic islands and throughout the food chain.
    188. 'This is murder': French islanders want Paris to own up to poisoning their land with pesticide
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean want France to take responsibility for polluting their land with a toxic pesticide. This article looks at the effects of Kepone, also called chlordecone, on the people of the islands, who now suffer from alarmingly high cancer rates and fertility problems.
    189. The voice of Hobsbawm
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at how the work and ideas of influential British Historian Eric Hobsbawm made an entry into the Indian intellectual scene, as well as his involvement in two crucial political and intellectual debates in Brazil that cemented his reputation there.
    190. Blanket Silence: Corporate Media Ignore New Report Exposing Distorted And Misleading Coverage of Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A Media Reform Coalition report reveals that the corporate media in Britain have been producing an alarming amount of 'fake news' items, which includes a narrative that Jeremy Corbyn and Labour party are mired in an 'antisemitism crisis'. The corporate media have largely ignored the report, or any other reasoned criticism of their biased reporting.
    191. Socialist Register 2019
      Volume 55: A World Turned Upside Down?

      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Since the Great Financial Crisis swept across the world in 2008, there have been few certainties regarding the trajectory of global capitalism, let alone the politics taking hold in individual states. This has now given way to palpable confusion regarding what sense to make of this world in a political conjuncture marked by Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ presidency of the United States, on the one hand, and, on the other, Xi Jinping’s ambitious agenda in consolidating his position as ‘core leader’ at the top of the Chinese state.
    192. Checkpoint Nation
      Border agents are expanding their reach into the country's interior

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Even if you never leave the United States, you can encounter Border Patrol at the thirty-five fixed checkpoints and dozens of temporary checkpoints they operate deep in the interior. The locations of these checkpoints are not made public, but the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, has developed a project to track them.
    193. Paper Terrorism
      Anti-government vigilantes wield a subtle weapon

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Such tactics have become known as paper terrorism, defined by Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow with the Anti-Defamation League, as "the use of bogus legal documents and filings, or the misuse of legitimate ones, to intimidate, harass, threaten, or retaliate against public officials, law enforcement officers, or private citizens."
    194. The Printed Word in Peril
      The age of Homo virtualis is upon us

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      What I do feel isolated in -- if not entirely alone in -- is my determination, as a novelist, essayist, and journalist, not to rage against the dying of literature's light, although it's surprising how little of this there is, but merely to examine the great technological discontinuity of our era, as we pivot from the wave to the particle, the fractal to the fungible, and the mechanical to the computable.
    195. An interview with Mike Leigh
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Working on the film, there were people of various generations, from their twenties to people of my age, from the area, who said, 'I didn’t know about this.' And yet the massacre was widely reported and is a famous and significant, seminal event in the history of democracy in Britain, the labour movement, etc., etc.
    196. The Rise of the Intellectual Pornstar
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Once only found in society's margins, the pornography industry has developed into a multi-billion dollar business that is branching into the mainstream. The article explains that the industry, while still controversial, increasingly comments on the social problems of today and pushes for reforms in areas that other large industries are scared to.
    197. What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The accusations against Kavanaugh may be an open question but his behaviour in handling them proves he is unfit for the Supreme Court. This is reinforced by his previous evasiveness about his role in the Bush administrations torture policy which called his integrity into question long before Christine Blasey Ford made her accusations.
    198. On Militancy, Self-reflection, and the Role of the Researcher
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Researcher Jared Sacks examines and questions methodologies of social movement researchers through a self-reflective investigation into his own experience and work.
    199. Expansion of monocultures expels peasants from their lands
      Repression intensifies against peasant leaders opposed to land grabs, evictions and the pollution of water sources.

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In Guatemala a wave of violence at the hands of large agriculture corporations has been driving Indigenous people and peasants off their land.
    200. Our American Israel: The Story of an Entangled Alliance
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    201. Miriam Garfinkle 1954 - 2018
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Obituary for Miriam Garfinkle, who died on September 15, 2018.
    202. Charges 'Without Merit' - Jeremy Corbyn, Antisemitism, Norman Finkelstein and Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A commentary on the anit-semitism claims by the British media regarding Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party.
    203. The Omega Principle: A vicious circle of fish, cattle and capitalism (Book review)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of Paul Greenberg's book "The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Long Life and a Healthier Planet", which examines how the fishing industry that plunders the seas for tiny fish is supporting unsustainable industrial agriculture.
    204. Dinner with Marx in the House of the Swan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      When Jacques Pauwels enters a bistro in Brussels' Grand-Place, he finds himself under the watchful eye of an illustrious former patron - Karl Marx. As he dines, a great number of stories cross his mind. The historian, author of 'The Great Class War 1914-1918', tells us how this tourist hotspot was once a hotbed of revolutionaries, and how Marx's stay in Brussels played a role in his writings.
    205. Open Letter: Health Care Providers Support OPS and SCS
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliot regarding the Ontario Government's recent hold on approvals for new overdose prevention sites (OPS). The letter is signed by over 800 physicians and medical personnel.
    206. The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The little-known story of an eighteenth-century Quaker dwarf who fiercely attacked slavery and imagined a new, more humane way of life.
    207. The Rise of Neoliberal Feminism
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Offers a new framework for understanding the kind of cultural work neoliberal feminism carries out. Examines the high-powered women and celebrities who are embracing this new variant of feminism.
    208. To overcome climate paralysis, unite for system change
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at how to break through the climate paralysis that has led to the environmental crisis that mankind is currently facing. Wallis indicates that by having identified who the enemy is, we know who our potential allies are- the other 99%.
    209. European Communist Parties and '68
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      One effect of the May 1968 uprisings was to highlight and/or hasten the split between communist parties and social movements in Europe.
    210. Fascist Attack in Chile
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An open letter calling for international solidarity in the aftermath of an attack on the March for the Right to Free, Legal Abortion on Demand in Santiago, Chile where three women were stabbed.
    211. Historical Subjects Lost and Found
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Looking at the legacy of Marx in the West Indies.
    212. Janus and My Ode to Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Looking at Marx and how to make him relevant to people through 40 years of teaching Capital.
    213. Joel Kovel (1936-2018)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Obituary for psychiatrist, teacher and author Joel Kovel.
    214. Labor's Last Stand
      Unions must either demand a place at the table or be part of the meal

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The slow degradation of workers' rights through the use of the courts has led to a weakening of negotiated power of unions and the retreat of organized labour.
    215. Martha (Marty) Quinn, 1939-2018
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Obituary for Martha Quinn, a founding member of Solidarity.
    216. Marx, Engels and the National Question
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A historical look at the role of class and nation-states in socialism.
    217. Marx Turns 200: A Mixed Gift
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A mixed but detailed review of a biography of Karl Marx. The author likes the Life material but has problems with the treament of the Works.
    218. Nicolas Calas: The Trotskyist Time Forgot
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A lengthy, detailed look at modern Trotskyist poet Nicolas Calas (1907-88).
    219. On the "Transformation Problem"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Further discussion of Marx's "transformation problem." References a previous column reviewing Fred Moseley's "Money and Totality."
    220. The Power of Story, the Evidence of Experience
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Review of a book of oral histories of migrant farmworkers.
    221. Reply
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A reply by the author of "Money and Totality: A Macro-Monetary Interpretation of Marx’s Logic in Capital and the End of the Transformation Problem" to two previous responses to his book.
    222. Struggling for Justice
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Mainly postive review Keith Gilyard’s biography of organizer, educator, cultural worker and Black Left feminist Louise Thompson Patterson.
    223. Syria's Disaster, and What's Next
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Detailed description of Syrian crisis as of July 2018.
    224. A Template for Hate
      Polarized politics and mainstream intolerance

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The rise of Hindu nationalist politics has led to communal violence, particularly around the status of cows, as they are considered sacred by Hindus. Inter-communal violence has increased with killings perpetuated by vigilantes and the mainstreaming of intolerance.
    225. An Unrepentant '68er's Life
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Review of an autobiographical book by May 1968 figure Daniel Bensaïd.
    226. Wellness Cures
      Can hospitals learn to better treat Deaf patients?

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Deaf regularly move through the medical system without agency or dignity -- not because they cannot hear but because they are not given the opportunity to communicate. The onus for change is put on the Deaf themselves, often in terms of changing their own bodies to accommodate the hearing majority. What if, instead, the Deaf were consulted about what changes they would like, or how they would like for them to happen? What if they were invited to take part in shaping the next generation of doctors?
    227. Where to Begin?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The rise of socialist-identified candidates like Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez are a hopeful resistance against the politics that resulted in President Trump. But people must organize outside of electoral politics to bring real change.
    228. The White World and Black Reality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      White people on the left must deal with racism to create true solidarity and resist Trump's politics.
    229. Who Killed Marielle?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, whose murder is still unsolved, was a thorn in the side of the right-wing, repressive government. The fight she fought continues through with people people she represented.
    230. Worldwide "Moment of Madness"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at 1968 a legendary year in history. Analysis of how student- and worker-led revolts played out in different parts of Europe.
    231. The Irishmen Who Fought in the Last Great Battle Against Spanish Fascism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An account of the numerous Irishmen who were killed, injured, captured and who simply disappeared while volunteering to fight against the rising fascist tide during the Spanish Civil War.
    232. Revised NAFTA Shows Every Sign of Being Another Trump Scam
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement between the US and Mexico, a deal intended to force Canada, which has the strongest regulations, into signing on disadvantageous terms. Dolack explains why any new NAFTA will undoubtedly be a windfall for multi-national corporations at public expense.
    233. Engineering the climate could cost us the earth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Political scientist Gareth Dale takes a look at Geoengineering as a "political technology" and institutional apparatus that is preventing effective climate action, and actually serves to reduce the sense of urgency needed for genuine and more effective structural change.
    234. Carrying capacity, technology, and ecomodernist confusion
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Biologist Michael Frieman responds to an article titled "The Earth's Carrying Capacity for Human Life Is Not Fixed" by Ted Nordhaus, an executive director of the Breakthrough Institute and strong proponent of ecomodernism. Friedman counters the idea that capitalist technology is capable of solving virtually any of the environmental problems generated by humankind while still making eternal capitalist growth possible- a viewpoint based on assumptions that are fraught with problems.
    235. No Remorse: Reflections on Radical "Purism"
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Street justifies his critical commentary on the disappointing presidency of Barrack Obama and the standard neoliberal manipulation of campaign populism and identity politics in service to big-money. He also takes a cynical look at the DMC, another party of corporations, as well as Bernie Sanders and what a Sanders Presidency might have looked like.
    236. Bolton calls on Al-Qaeda to stage more chemical attacks in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The latest statements from the US, France and UK warning against the use of chemical weapons in Syria leave many skeptical and disbelieving of the alarm cries, having seen this song and dance before. Chemical weapons accusations are among the most overused war propaganda tactic used by the West during the war on Syria.
    237. The deadly flood in Kerala may be only a gentle warning
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Arundhati Roy comments on the disasterous flooding in the Indian state of Kerala. While acknowleding various forces lead to the disaster, Roy also places blame on government mismanagement and ignoring the needs of the state's most disadvanted people.
    238. Lockheed Martin receives bloody images instead of cool weapons photos in failed Twitter campaign
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The world's largest defense contractor fails miserably in a social media campaign asking Twitter users to send them an "amazing photo" of a Lockheed Martin product.
    239. Corbyn's Labour Party is Being Made to Fail - By Design
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The embattled Labour party is reportedly soon to adopt the four additional working "examples" of anti-semitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The full adoption of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism will be a victory for Israel and its apologists in Britain, who who have been seeking to curb all meaningful criticism of Israel.
    240. A Mighty Voice for Peace Has Gone Silent: Uri Avnery, 1923-2018
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A brief article in commemoration of Israeli human rights activist Uri Avnery, who died in Tel Aviv at the age of 94.
    241. NATO training Latvian military to quell 'civilian unrest' during largest drills in decades
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      NATO has launched war games in Latvia involving 10,000 troops, the largest training exercise since the country gained independence.
    242. What if the world started using US logic in its relations with America?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      You're sanctioned! You’re bombed! You're invaded! The US has plenty of punishments lined up for states which it claims are doing things wrong. But what if the rest of the world held the US to the same standards?
    243. How Canada could use the Saudi quarrel to help the Middle East - and itself
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Saudi Arabia's overreaction to Canadian criticism on human rights provides an opportunity for Canada to rethink Middle East policy. Such a policy, based on universal human rights, would greatly benefit not just Saudi Arabians but those in the broader Middle East, and also Canada.
    244. Africa's Pioneering Marxist Political Economist, Samir Amin (1931-2018)
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the pioneering work of Egyptian-French Marxian economist Samir Amin, who died on August 12, 2018.
    245. Corporate Media: the Enemy of the People
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      We on the Left don't need to reflexively and absurdly jump to the defense of imperial criminals at the instigation of that (well, yes) "enemy of the people" the U.S. corporate and so-called mainstream war, news, and entertainment media.
    246. Memoir From the Underground
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of the film "Memoir of War", directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, a semi-fictional memoire of writer Marguerite Duras who lived under a facist regime in Vichy France.
    247. My Longest Day: How World War II Ended for My Family
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An essay excerpted from Hans-Armin Ohlmann's memoirs, which recounts his experiences growing up in Germany during the Second World War.
    248. An Updated and Improved Marxism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An article that criticizes the stubborn immersion in the past by current Marxists and left wing intellectuals, and to comprehend activism and set goals in the twenty-first century requires a revision of the Marxian conception of revolution.
    249. Where Have All the Nazis Gone?
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Thousands of "anti-fascist" protestors converged on the streets of the nation's capitol to deny a platform to (or just beat the snot out of) twenty or thirty racist idiots who were trying to assemble in Lafayette Square and stand around shouting racist slogans at each other.
    250. Chasing Shadows: Socialism Won't Go Away Because It is Capitalism's Antithesis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The abstract forces of capitalism's dynamism create the conditions for ever more creative and novel ways to profit, which is why the Golden Age of postwar capitalism-which had a mix of capitalist and socialist economic features-evolved into the neoliberal period after the external oil shocks of 1973 and 1979. Those conditions created a transitional context to shift out of a regulated state-interventionist capitalism into the aggressive, free-market neoliberal variety lasting more than 30 years, leading us to the precipice of the present.
    251. Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Google has admitted that its option to "pause" the gathering of your location data doesn't apply to its Maps and Search apps – which will continue to track you even when you specifically choose to halt such monitoring.
    252. The Stasi Project: Solving the World's Biggest Puzzle
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In Germany, a small team virtually piece together the history of a surveillance state in the Stasi Puzzle Project.
    253. There Is a Coordinated Campaign to Suppress Criticism of Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Israel's human rights violations are accompanied by U.S. efforts to stifle dissent.
    254. Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can't Agree to Disagree
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined to listen to -- or even allow for the existence of -- other viewpoints, we are fast becoming a nation of people who just can't get along. Here's the thing: if Americans don't learn how to get along--at the very least, agreeing to disagree and respecting each other's right to subscribe to beliefs and opinions that may be offensive, hateful, intolerant or merely different--then we're going to soon find that we have no rights whatsoever (to speak, assemble, agree, disagree, protest, opt in, opt out, or forge our own paths as individuals). In such an environment, when we can't agree to disagree, the bullies (on both sides) win and freedom suffers.
    255. "Right to Try" Is a Cruel Farce
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Drug companies want you to think they're providing glimmers of hope to terminally ill patients. Don't believe them.
    256. Thousands of Palestinians and Israelis Chant: 'No to the nation-state law, yes to equality'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Palestinian flags were seen held high during a demonstration in which tens of thousands of Arab Palestinians and Israeli Jews marched on Saturday, in Tel Aviv, to protest against the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law.
    257. American Exceptionalism: The Naked Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A large number of Americans hold a deeply-held conviction that no matter what the US does abroad, no matter how bad it may look, no matter what horror may result, the government of the United States means well. American leaders may make mistakes, they may blunder, they may lie, they may even on many occasions cause more harm than good, but they do mean well. Their intentions are always honorable, even noble. Of that the great majority of Americans are certain.And Americans genuinely wonder why the rest of the world can’t see how benevolent and self-sacrificing America has been. Even many people who take part in the anti-war movement have a hard time shaking off some of this mindset; they march to spur America -- the America they love and worship and trust -- they march to spur this noble America back onto its path of goodness.
    258. Australia: Worst drought ever, but don't mention climate change!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Despite record drought conditions in Australia and the numerous climate related disasters around the globe, the Australian goverment still refuses to acknowledge human-induced climate change.
    259. Venezuela: Maduro survives assassination attempt -- but journalism doesn't
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Venezuela was rocked on August 5, 2018 by an attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro during a public event, using drones armed with explosives.But as more details of the attack became available, mainstream media coverage sought to sow doubt on the events, using words such as "apparent" or "alleged". It focused on the government using this "alleged" event to step up repression.
    260. Bangladesh: Challenge of the Students Uprising - Its historical background
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The students’ movement that erupted on 29 July following the death of two students in a tragic road accident in Dhaka spread to almost all the major cities of the country. Thousands of outraged school and college students laid siege to the streets of the capital Dhaka for a week demanding road safety across the country.
    261. Helping drought-stricken farmers requires recognising global warming and planning
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      All of NSW has now officially been declared to be in drought, and 57% of Queensland has officially entered its sixth year of the current drought (though there has been little real change from when 88% was declared to be in drought in March 2017).Droughts keep getting worse, and the changing climate means they will continue to do so.The Coalition's "solutions" start with denying that climate change is real.
    262. On 'Bullshit Jobs'
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A review of the book "Bullshit Jobs: A Theory" by anthropologist David Graeber, which provides a classification for the many forms of employment, some which he deems not only meaningless and unfullfilling, but ultimately harmful to society.
    263. Yes, the Press Helps Start Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      History shows that a jingoistic media can whip up support for hardline policies, as Trump rightly pointed out.
    264. Barcelona's Experiment in Radical Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Issues that Barcelona en Comu is tackling come up against limitations set by Catalan and Spanish law. The city lacks authority to regulate housing, although the city has created new affordable housing, and has successfully limited the reach of Airbnb.
    265. The Crisis in Corbyn's Labour Party is Over Israel, Not Anti-Semitism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      If there is indeed an anti-semitism problem in the UK's Labour party, it is not in the places where the British corporate media have been directing our attention. What can be said with even more certainty is that there is rampant hatred expressed towards Jews in the same British media that is currently decrying the supposed anti-semitism of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
    266. First they came for Alex Jones. Now Facebook bans Venezuela news site
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Days after the purge of Alex Jones from social media, Big Tech seems to have found another suitable target for apparent censorship. Facebook suspended the page of a prominent leftist news site writing about Venezuela.
    267. Israel Is The Real Problem
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Elite power cannot abide a serious challenge to its established position. And that is what Labour under Jeremy Corbyn represents to the Tory government, the corporate, financial and banking sectors, and the 'mainstream' media. The manufactured 'antisemitism crisis' is the last throw of the dice for those desperate to prevent a progressive politician taking power in the UK: someone who supports Palestinians and genuine peace in the Middle East, a strong National Health Service and a secure Welfare State, a properly-funded education system, and an economy in which people matter; someone who rejects endless war and complicity with oppressive, war criminal 'allies' such as the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel.
    268. Siege and resistance in Gaza – For more than 10 weeks...
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Toufic Haddad, an activist, academic and author of Palestine Ltd: Neoliberalism and Nationalism in the Occupied Territory, spoke to Omar Hassan about the meaning of the protests – and what next in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.
    269. 'Unprecedented': Staffers drown out reporters by clapping at Doug Ford news conference
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      When reporters tried to ask Ontario Premier Doug Ford questions at a Tuesday news conference about new funding to prevent gun violence, they were once again intentionally drowned out by applause.
    270. Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fictions and Facts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The New York Times reported that year, “Many historians believe the bombings [of] Hiroshima and then Nagasaki, which together took the lives of more than 200,000 people, saved lives on balance, since an invasion of the islands would have led to far greater bloodshed.” Many historians, perhaps; but not that many.
    271. Inside Google's Effort to Develop a Censored Search Engine in China
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Google analyzed search terms entered into a Beijing-based website to help develop blacklists for a censored search engine it has been planning to launch in China, according to confidential documents seen by The Intercept. Engineers working on the censorship sampled search queries from 265.com, a Chinese-language web directory service owned by Google.
    272. It's not a 'defense' of Alex Jones to argue that we're on a slippery slope of internet censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The celebration on the Left at the quick-fire purge of Alex Jones and InfoWars from social media has been disturbing -- not because Jones' views deserve to be defended, but because his banning is a warning shot against dissent.
    273. Nine essential tools from ICIJ's data journalism and programming experts
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists' favorite data journalism tools, including: spreadsheets, Datawrapper, Jupyter Notebook, OpenRefine, Python and R, Talend Studio, SQL, Pandas, Neo4j + Linkurious.
    274. "What followed horrified us beyond our wildest imaginations": an eyewitness account of the Bangladesh student protests
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Like other high school students, Abdul Karim Rajib, 18, and Dia Khanam Mim, 17 had many hopes and dreams for their lives. One had hoped to become an army officer, the other, a banker. On July 29, 2018, around noon, the two teenagers were killed in the streets of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, by three buses speeding against each other for no reason other than to arrive first and cram as many passengers into their already overcrowded interiors, for maximum profit.
    275. Disabled People in UK Lead Fight Against Austerity
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In July 20,2018, John Clarke represented the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) at the International Deaf and Disabled People’s Solidarity Summit, in Stratford, east London that had been convened by one of our key allies in the UK, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC). This powerful gathering was an important moment in the building of a resistance by disabled people as part of a broader international struggle against the forces of neoliberal austerity.
    276. Even the FBI Agrees: When Undercover Agents Pose as Journalists, It Hurts Real Journalists' Work
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The FBI doesn't want the public to know more about how its agents pose as journalists during undercover investigations.The government acknowledged in a court filing that FBI agents who pretend to be journalists create a chilling effect, making it harder for real journalists to gain trust and cooperation from sources.
    277. Eternity, nature, society and the absurd fantasies of the rich
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The wealthier they are, the more they fear that others will try to take their wealth. No wonder the super-rich are building bunkers to escape the apocalypse.
    278. The Unjust Prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation Five
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Miko Peled, in "Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five," his exhaustive study of the U.S. government's case against five defendants from a friendless minority, demonstrates how American justice has deviated so far from Blackstone that the courts can convict a hundred innocents for one who is guilty.
    279. Working Class Movement Must Be Independent
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A new chapter in the history of the South African working class was opened in Soweto on 21-22 July 2018, when representatives from over 147 South African working-class formations represented by 1000 delegates assembled to unite workplace and community struggles.
    280. Let Us Now Praise Infamous Animals
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In medieval Europe (and even colonial America) thousands of animals were summoned to court and put on trial for a variety of offenses, ranging from trespassing, thievery and vandalism to rape, assault and murder. The defendants included cats, dogs, cows, sheep, goats, slugs, swallows, oxen, horses, mules, donkeys, pigs, wolves, bears, bees, weevils, and termites. These tribunals were not show trials or strange festivals like Fools Day. The tribunals were taken seriously by both the courts and the community.
    281. The Lessons of the World Cup for our Victim Culture
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      That we are living in an age of victim culture is well-exemplified by an article recently published by the CBC suggesting that minorities "feel apprehensive about heading into the wild because they don't see themselves reflected in the outdoor industry and media." The underlying premise is that a paucity of representations of members of these groups constructs the outdoors as a kind of "unsafe space" of which people from these communities ask, according to the African-American author of a book called The Adventure Gap, James Mills, "'Do I belong here? And if somebody believes that I don’t belong here, will they do something to harm me?'"
    282. The other side of Gaza: Swimming, canoeing and 'trying' to be a child
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Here in Gaza, I want to tell this story. To show our audience a piece of a normal life, away from Hamas, or Israel's "terror" rhetoric, away from the diplomatic efforts, the political bargaining, away from the weekly Friday protests. Just show you something normal.
    283. Nazi-inspired jewellery, trinkets wiped from auction site
      Polish anti-racist group convinces auction site to punish sellers and buyers trading goods bearing fascist symbols

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The anti-facist group Never Again has convinced an auction site to punish sellers and buyers trading Nazi memorabilia and other goods bearing fascist symbols.
    284. "Brutal and Sadistic": Noam Chomsky on Family Separation & the U.S. Roots of Today's Refugee Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      An interview with Noam Chomsky on the refugee crisis and the Trump administration's family separation policy. The article includes a link to the video interview.
    285. The Socialists of the Prairies
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Proyect talks about the arrival of the Prairie Trilogy at the Metrograph Theater on Friday, July 27th. The trilogy consists of three documentaries made in 1978 by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson about the radical movement in North Dakota during the heyday of the IWW, the Socialist Party, and the Nonpartisan League (NPL).
    286. Israel's 'nation-state law' parallels the Nazi Nuremberg Laws
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Israel's new 'nation-state' law follows in the footsteps of Jim Crow, the Indian Removal Act and the Nuremberg Laws.
    287. The Marxist and the Gamers: Reading, Fortnite, and My Students' Identities
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A school teacher reflects on the differences he sees in his students from past generations, notably the many young people who are avid online gamers.
    288. When Worse is the Enemy of Bad
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The claim that all that is wrong with America is due to the malignant machinations of Putin is the most blatantly false, potentially disastrous bucket of bullshit ever inflicted by the matrix on this ignorant, credulous, propagandized people.
    289. PayPal censors journalists who criticize Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Under apparent influence from Benjamin Weinthal, PayPal chose to close down the account of the French online publication Agence Media Palestine. Such a move constitutes censorship as it denies journalists the means to raise money for their work and freedom to express ideas.
    290. Still 'world policeman': US expands overseas military presence with 300k troops in 177 states
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Trump is sticking to the policies of past administrations despite campaign claims that the US shouldn't be 'world policeman', experts told RT regarding Pentagon figures of 300,000 US troops in 177 states.
    291. Traditional and contemporary Anishinaabe expression celebrated in M’Chigeeng museums
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    292. If the doctor is listening, you have 11 seconds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      U.S. study found that just 36% of doctors posed an open-ended question to get patients to talk.
    293. Israel steps up its war on mixed marriages
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Israeli government has long funded various efforts to try to prevent romantic relationships between Jews and non-Jews, both inside territories it controls and around the world. But a new program confirmed this month by the tourism ministry takes Israel's war on families of mixed religion or ethnicity to a new level.
    294. The Belem Ecosocialist Declaration: An historic document
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In 2008 more than 400 activists from 37 countries endorsed this statement of ecosocialist principles and goals. Today the Belem Ecosocialist Declaration remains an important consensus statement of ecosocialist principles and goals.
    295. Cooperative farming is the only solution to the present agriculture crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the agricultural crisis in India and the economic realities the country faces in a market tilted in favour of America and Europe. Solutions include government policy based on science in the use of land and water, less reliance on pesticides and fertilizers, and a move towards cooperative farming.
    296. Banned in Pakistan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Pakistan's decision to censor 'blasphemous' websites provides a new perspective on the attitudes of many Western liberals towards Charlie Hebdo.
    297. Israelis Just Keep Killing People, Stealing Land
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The recent killing of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip by Israeli sharpshooters following the "The Great March of Return" is outlined, as well as the ongoing futility of Israel's policy and actions against the self-governing Palestinian territory whose population are forced to live under dire conditions.
    298. Nelson Mandela's legacy hijacked to help West sell liberal agenda
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Wight explains why the distortion of Nelson Mandela's legacy by champions of Western liberalism is "sickening and obscene".
    299. Canada's Military shapes Coverage of Deployments
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at the Canadian military's influence over news coverage. The article outlines the great lengths the military goes to shape information covering its missions, including the recent deployment to Mali.
    300. Israeli forces 'deliberately killed' Palestinian paramedic Razan
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Probe by Israeli rights group B'Tselem concludes that intentional fatal shot was fired at the Palestinian paramedic.
    301. A New Native-Led Strategy for Fighting Keystone XL
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Sacred crops planted by the Poca represent another legal barrier for the construction of the Keystone pipeline, as its intended path must now cross sacred historic sites owned by a sovereign tribal nation.
    302. ICE: The making of an American Gestapo
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Justin Akers Chacón, author of Radicals in the Barrio and co-author with Mike Davis of No One Is Illegal, takes an in-depth look at the troubling history and practices of a government agency that more and more people are calling to be abolished.
    303. Interview: Angela C. Wild of #GetTheLOut on Pride in London and Lesbian erasure
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Meghan Murphy interviews Angela C. Wild about the recent Lesbian protest at Pride in London and the state of the LGBT movement today.
    304. New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future
      Resource Type: Book
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
    305. Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The tackling, arrest and imprisonment of female protester Red Fawn Fallis near a Dakota Pipeline construction site is another example of corporate and government abuse of power. When it comes to women dissenters, particularly of black or indigenous dissent, US authorities have a significant history of intimidation and punishment.
    306. Reality check: Croatian uniform virtually identical to...
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Some media reports are ga-ga that the Croatian team will be wearing its red and white checkered uniform in the 2018 World Cup final on Sunday against France. Far from being innocent or fashionable, this is ominous. By allowing this uniform to be worn, FIFA is emboldening the Croatian fascists and their European allies such those in Ukraine.
    307. Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      While the world was gripped by media coverage of trapped Thai boys in a flooded cave, hundreds of thousands of children were killed and suffering in other parts of the world -- yet received little or no attention. This article examines what this tells us about ourselves and geopolitics.
    308. Parkdale tenants' campaign blames real estate agent for loss of rooming houses
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at 'displacement realty' in the Parkdale area of Toronto, where the selling affordable homes at inflated prices pushes new landlords into forcing out old tenants in order to increase rents.
    309. Why the food movement needs to understand capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      To fully appreciate the challenges we face in transforming our food system we need to explore the economic and political context in which food is grown, sold and consumed in the world today.
    310. Lenin and the Bolshevik Party: A revolutionary collective
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The Russian Revolution of 1917 clearly reveals the complexities of Bolshevism – Lenin's party – as a revolutionary collective.
    311. Rethinking community organising
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Building a just, sustainable future will require transcending traditional community organising models. Working through existing institutions within the current system is not good enough.
    312. CEMB march at Pride 2018 in London: A Victory against Islamism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain marched in Pride in London on 7 July for LGBT rights in countries under Islamic rule; in 15 states or territories, homosexuality is punishable by death. The march was a victory against Islamist forces in Britain like Mend and East London Mosque that tried and failed to stop CEMB from marching with accusations of 'Islamophobia' aimed at imposing de facto blasphemy and apostasy laws.
    313. No Trump, No Clinton, No NATO
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Murray explains why the notion that those who do not want Clinton in power are therefore supporters of Trump is intellectually risible and politically dishonest.
    314. Changing the concept of "woman" will cause unintended harms
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      There are more things to consider than some trans activists would have you believe, argues Kathleen Stock.
    315. 'Fake news' a loosely-defined term used for political gain
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Commentary on a panel discussion of media representatives, part of the International Cybersecurity Congress, which discusses the topic of 'fake news'. The article includes a link to full video of the discussion.
    316. Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A report on Israeli weapons and training being provided to anti-Semitic or neo-Nazi soldiers in the Ukraine.
    317. It's not a conspiracy theory – your phone really is watching you, research finds
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Scientists used an automated system to interact with apps, searching for any media files that had been sent from them -- particularly to a third party. It was in the course of searching for audio files that the researchers began to see that screenshots and video recordings were being sent to third parties instead.
    318. Justice Kennedy and the Myth of the Legal Neutrality
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The enduring myth in America that law and politics are separate is put into question at the end of 2017 with 5-4 decisions upholding President Trump's travel ban, the striking down mandatory public sector union fees, and the resignation of Justice Kennedy.
    319. When America Downed an Iranian Airliner and Celebrated It!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Every 3rd of July Iranians commemorate the killing of 299 innocent people, including 66 children, by the US Navy. Adding to the tragedy is the American attitude towards this catastrophic event.
    320. Ex-Muslims: A community in protest
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      I see ex-Muslims as a community in protest: insisting on freedom from religion, and freedom of conscience. For the right to apostasy and blasphemy, without fear. Like the LGBT, anti-slavery, anti-colonialist, anti-apartheid, suffragette or civil rights movements, it’s a movement which insists upon our common humanity and equality – not upon difference or superiority. It’s a movement of people who refuse to live in fear and in the shadows, and who are speaking out for social change in unprecedented ways.
    321. The Official Fake News
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Emmanuel Macron, who was comfortably elected to the presidency, has instructed his parliamentary majority to provide him with a law against 'fake news' during election campaigns. The law would be a selective halt to the the dissemination of information with dangerous consequences.
    322. Why Ocasio-Cortez's Platform is So Great
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      By labeling her foreign policy platform "A Peace Economy," Ocasio-Cortez, using a phrase popular with the peace movement, makes the financial connection without shying away from the immoral and criminal and counter-productive character of war. The fact is that war endangers rather than protecting, erodes rights, militarizes police and society, destroys the natural environment, directly kills and injures and traumatizes and harms millions, and - on top of that - does the most damage through the diversion of resources from where they could do good.
    323. BDS Versus Settler-Colonialism
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Review of two books about pro-Palestinian political activism known as BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions.) Contains detailed discussion of history and current events covered in the books.
    324. Cesspools, Sewage, and Social Murder
      Environmental Crisis and Metabolic Rift in Nineteenth-Century London

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Karl Marx's analysis of changes in British agriculture in the nineteenth-century provides the theoretical starting point for what is now known as 'metabolic rift theory'. This article considers an aspect of the theory that has not been much discussed in modern ecosocialist analysis- the environmental crisis that the accumulation of human excrement caused in urban areas, notably in London.
    325. Communism and Self-Management
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A look at workers' self-management in past regimes and their relevance to current debates.
    326. Disabling Barriers
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Review of a collection on disability rights.
    327. Endless War, Swirling Chaos
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      The editors of Against the Current comment on current American global affairs, including the Singapore Summit, Iran and Palestine as well as the need for a new Anti-War movement.
    328. Exploitation, Alienation and Oppression
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Bakan discusses the varations of Marxism and proports that the best of the Marxist tradition resists orthodoxy. She considers the complexity and variation in the core concepts in Marx's work regarding inequality.
    329. #FreeSiwatu!
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Siwatu-Salama Ra, an activist, was arrested in Detriot for felonious assault despite the fact that Siwatu-Salama was acting to defend herself and her family.
    330. Gender, Race and Marx's Whiskers
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Roediger juxtaposes James and Marx quotations and discusses the iimplications for how Marx’s limits and his forward motion regarding race and gender might be understood together.
    331. India's Freedom Struggle Influenced by Marxism
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      In India Marxism has influenced revolutionary figures to varying degrees. As inequality rises a renewed interest in Marx that engages local philosophies could invigorate a proletarian movement.
    332. Just Transition: Let Detroit Breathe!
      A talk by William Copeland

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      William Copeland presents the campaign, Let Detroit Breathe. The campaign's prinicipal aim is to help Detroiters win their right to breathe clean air.
    333. Letter to the Editors
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Georgakas responds to the book review of Finally Got the News in a previous issue of the journal. He was disheartened that pertinent political and artistic seeds that directly fed that period have been neglected.
    334. The Making of C.L.R. James
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A short, positive review of a graphic novel about CLR James.
    335. Mali disintegrates
      ‘People are rejecting injustice’

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Mali’s general election this month looks uncertain, with rebels -- partly inspired by Islamist jihadism -- offering an alternative source of law and order in the central regions.
    336. Marx and Organization
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Lause examines Marx's involvement in different organizations and argues that he seems never to have had a problem not being in an organization -- not because he accorded organization no importance, but rather that the importance he accorded it depended entirely on the demands of the class struggle around him.
    337. Marx, Our Contemporary
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Marx’s analysis uncovers essential features and defining tendencies of capitalism far better than alternative frameworks. Smith outlines five examples in how Marx remains our contemporary.
    338. Myron Perlman, Z"L: Working-Class Jewish Radical
      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      Memorial for Myron Perlman, union carpenter and social justice activist.
    339. On Economic Madness
      Book Review

      Resource Type: Article
      First Published: 2018
      Published: 2018
      A mostly positive, informative review of "Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason" by David Harvey.
    340. Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia - Book Review