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  1. After Visiting Brazil's Lula in Prison, Noam Chomsky Warns Against "Disaster" Under Jair Bolsonaro
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  2. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  3. Another World is Possible
    Globalization and Anti-capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
  4. As Corruption Engulfs Brazil's "Interim" President, Mask Has Fallen Off Protest Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Momentum for the impeachment of Brazil's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff, was initially driven by large, flamboyant street protests of citizens demanding her removal. Although Brazil's dominant media endlessly glorified (and incited) these green-and-yellow-clad protests as an organic citizen movement, evidence recently emerged that protests groups were covertly funded by opposition parties. Still, there is no doubt that millions of Brazilians participated in marches demanding Rousseff's ouster, claiming they were motivated by anger over her and her party’s corruption. But from the start, there were all sorts of reasons to doubt this storyline and to see that these protesters were (for the most part) not opposed to corruption, but simply devoted to removing from power the center-left party that won four straight national elections.
  5. Between the Lines
    How to Detect Bias and Propaganda in the News and Everyday Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    An exploration of medthods of "dec-doing" our daily newspapers and radio/TV news. Examines our predominant sources of information (mass media) and indicates the existence of many alternative sources of informaiton.
  6. Billionaires in Brazil: Understanding How Extreme Wealth and Political Power Overlap Everywhere
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Alex Cuadros spent years covering the billionaire class of Latin America for Bloomberg. A Portuguese-speaking American journalist who spent years based in Brazil, he has now written a highly entertaining and deeply insightful book about the particularly powerful, flamboyant, assertive, and often-crazed class of Brazilian billionaires. Titled Brazillionaires: Wealth, Power, Decadence, and Hope in an American Country, his new book was released yesterday. Brazillionaires contains important lessons far beyond Brazil.
  7. Brazil 1992
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
  8. Brazil 2013: Mass Demonstrations, the World Cup, and 500 Years of Oppression
    Bread, Circuses and Discontent

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Deep inequality lies in Brazil where the masses lack basic public goods. Billions of dollars being spent on the upcoming 2014 World Cup have triggered nation-wide mass demonstrations.
  9. Brazil: Challenges of a Landless People
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In Brazil, to define oneself as landless implies agency and a commitment to a community made up of active subjects that are working towards the construction of their own history.
  10. Brazil: Journalist Evany José Metzker Murdered While Investigating Drugs and Child Exploitation in Minas Gerais
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
  11. Brazil, like Russia, Under Attack by Hybrid War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Colour revolutions would never be enough; Exceptionalistan is always on the lookout for major strategic upgrades capable of ensuring perpetual Empire of Chaos hegemony. The ideological matrix and the modus operandi of color revolutions by now are a matter of public domain. Not so much the concept of Unconventional War (UW).
  12. Brazil: The People and The Power
    The Pelican Latin American Library

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A study of the economy and recent political developments of Brazil. A lengthy chapter on the Brazilian economy is interesting as an example of the impact of imperialism on a 'Third World' nation.
  13. Brazil's highest court takes stand against prior censorship
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Reporters Without Borders hails last week's ruling by the Federal Supreme Court overturning a ban on distribution of the latest issue of the leading national newsweekly Istoe, which a lower court had ordered at the request of Cid Gomes, governor
  14. Brazilian deaths highlights need for safety training
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The dangers that journalists face is Brazil is old news. The most recent deaths of two reporters have once again shown the sire situation for media workers in the South American country.
  15. Brazilian journalist Konig in hiding after threats
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Brazilian authorities must immediately provide protection to journalist Mauri Konig, who went into hiding on Monday after receiving death threats related to his reports on police corruption.
  16. Brazil's Crisis and the New Right
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff resulted from the conjunction of three factors: the rupture of the alliance with business owners, the rise of a new militant right, and the PT's serious mistakes after abandoning the streets. What remains is a wounded society and an extractive model that went unquestioned by the left and undermined the hegemony of the Lula current.
  17. Brazil's MST Pays Tribute to Landless Workers Killed by Police in 1996
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Landless workers occupy farms in Brazil to reclaim a sense of justice. The month of April - called "Red April" pays tribute and remembrance to the Landless Workers Movement's fallen comrades of the Eldorado dos Carajas massacre.
  18. Brazil's Quilombola Hit by Major Land Tax
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    For decades, marginalized ethnic communities in Brazil have fought for--and won--land rights. But this victory is turning into something of a poisoned chalice for some remote Quilombola communities, who are now facing a giant tax bill.
  19. Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  20. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Pilot Copy, February 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
    The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
  21. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 2 - July 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  22. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 4 - November 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  23. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 5 - January 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  24. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 6 - March 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  25. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 1 - May 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  26. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 4 - November 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  27. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
  28. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  29. Climate Change in Asia and Brazil
    The Role of Technology Transfer

    Resource Type: Book
    This book focuses on the transfer of energy-efficient technologies against the backdrop of climate change by using 10 country case studies.
  30. The Common Good
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
  31. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  32. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  33. Connexions Library: South America Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on South America.
  34. Dam the Rivers, Damn the People
    Development and Resistance in Amazonian Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Cummings describes Amazonia as a colony whose resources are exploited by and 'exported' to the country's industrial south. As a result of the encroachment on their rainforest land, the peoples of Amazonia, particularly the Amazonia Indians, have suffered death, displacement, loss of self-sufficiency and exposure to disease.
  35. Defend Brazil!
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Enough weeping! Latin America has wept incessantly, continuously, for years, decades and centuries. Its people robbed of everything since the days of Columbus, since Potosi. Tens of millions, perhaps hundreds of millions have been slaughtered here, in the last five centuries; first by the conquerors, then by their descendants and serfs, and finally by the Empire of Lies as well as the treasonous local 'elites'.
  36. Disputed Territory
    The green economy versus community-based economies

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    A story of the peoples of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil, looking at what happens when so-called "green economy" projects move into the area, clearning the forest, and taking over the land.
  37. The Earthscan Action Handbook
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
  38. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  39. A historic turning point in Brazil
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    President Dilma Rousseff's suspension is a historic turning point in Brazil -- the end of an era of Workers' Party (PT) national governments that began in 2002 with the election of Lula. The PT won four presidential elections, two with Lula (2002 and 2006) and two with Dilma (2010 and 2014). This political crisis and historic turning point is intertwined with an equally deep economic crisis -- in 2015 GDP shrank by 3.8 percent in Brazil and, taking into account IMF projections for 2016, GDP might shrink by a further 3.5 percent. These data suggest that now there is an economic crisis similar to the crisis of 1929-31, when Brazilian GDP shrank by 8.1 percent.
  40. How Brazil's Sex Workers Have Been Organized and Politically Effective for 30 Years
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Sex workers in Brazil have been organizing for 30 years and have influenced politics to the extent that the government recognizes sex-work as an official occupation. They are celebrating the anniversary in part with an exhibit of photographs taken by sex-workers.
  41. Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The gloomy and repulsive night when the female President of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever live in infamy.
  42. The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
  43. In Brazil, football has taken a hit, but not as much as press freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Reporters Without Borders is using the 2014 World Cup in Brazil as a peg for an awareness campaign about the constant violations of freedom of information and violence against of journalists in Brazil.
  44. Indigenous People, the First Victims of Brazil's New Far-Right Government
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  45. Investigative Journalist found beheaded in Minas Gerais
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A journalist who was investigating child prostitution and drug trafficking in Brazil has been found murdered.
  46. Killing Hope
    U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Chile, Cuba, Vietnam, to name a few), and for those who want to learn about lesser-known efforts (France, China, Bolivia, Brazil, for example), this book provides a window on what U.S. foreign policy goals really are. "If you flip over the rock of American foreign policy of the past century, this is what crawls out… invasions … bombings … overthrowing governments … occupations … suppressing movements for social change … assassinating political leaders … perverting elections … manipulating labor unions … manufacturing “news” … death squads … torture … biological warfare … depleted uranium … drug trafficking … mercenaries … It’s not a pretty picture. It’s enough to give imperialism a bad name."
  47. The Land Grabbers
    The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
  48. Latest FOCALPoint is out! Focus on the Brazilian presidential elections, crime in Jamaica and youth violence in Central America.
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    The September edition of FOCALPoint focuses on the Brazilian presidential elections, crime in Jamaica, youth violence in Central America and mining in Peru, among other issues.
  49. Living with the Land
    Communities Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
  50. A Long and Terrible Shadow
    White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
  51. "Não Nos Representam!" A Left Beyond the Workers Party?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Larrabure identifies why the participatory budgeting strategy of Brazil's Worker's Party and the city's government failed to decentralize unequality in land ownership and the economy, resulting in mass protests and demonstrations by the public.
  52. The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available.
  53. Open Veins of Latin America
    Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
  54. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 21, 2015
    A Healthier Planet

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    With the start of the growing season in much of the Northern hemisphere, Other Voices digs up articles and resources related to urban agriculture and local food production. Urban agriculture - growing food in and around cities - is a response to the problems created by industrial agriculture, a chemical-dependent industry shipping food thousands of miles from where it is produced to where it will be consumed. We also mark the release of Omar Khadr, the former child soldier who was abused, tortured, and imprisoned first by the U.S. government and then by Canada. Other articles look at the advances made by women in Latin America, privilege politics, and the myths of peaceful protests.
  55. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Destabilization and Regime Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corporations and local elites -- then they have to be overthrown. The preferred method is a destabilization campaign followed by a coup. This issue of Other Voices focuses destabilization and regime change.
  56. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
    Sports and Politics

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
  57. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
    Race and Class

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which simultaneously encompasses and collides with other dimensions of oppression and domination, such as gender and race. The relationship between race and class, in particular, is the theme of this issue of Other Voices.
  58. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
    Public Transit

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Public transit - good affordable public transit - is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many of these struggles is the idea that transit should be free, that is, paid for not by fares, but out of general revenues. This is how roads are normally funded: their construction and maintenance are paid for by taxes, rarely by user fees. Free public transit by itself would not be enough, however. We also need good transit, transit that runs frequently and goes where people want to go.
  59. Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
  60. The Real Terror Network
    Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
  61. The Realist's Dilemma
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Brazil's Workers' Party thought accommodating capital could save them. That was a grave mistake.
  62. Relentless Persistence
    Nonviolent Action in Latin America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    There is in Latin America a tradition of "firmeza permanente," relentless persistence, which has enabled the people to preserve parts of their culture during five centuries of conquest and oppression.
  63. Resource Kit on Northern Development
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Introduction to issues surrounding Native rights and northern development.
  64. Rio fare protesters seize main station and let commuters travel free
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Watts discusses the economic and political impetus for the seizure of Rio de Janeiro's transit stations by the public in a protest against rising fare prices.
  65. Rogue State
    A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
  66. The Slave Trade
    The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses.
  67. Socialist Register 2003
    Volume 39: Fighting Identities

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2003
  68. Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
  69. Strategies for Canadian Economic Self-Reliance
    Resource Type: Book
  70. The Throes of Democracy
    Brazil since 1989

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
  71. Transit Activism and the Urban Question in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The demand for free transit has been an important starting point of recent mobilizations in Brazil, notably those that shook the whole country in the summer of 2013. This interview with local activists and researchers João Tonucci and André Veloso zeroes in on transit organizing in Belo Horizonte, the third largest metropolitan area in Brazil.
  72. A Very Brazilian Coup
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    On one level, the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff seems like vintage commedia dell’arte. For instance, the lower house speaker who brought the charges, Eduardo Cunha, had to step down because he has $16 million stashed in secret Swiss and U.S. bank accounts. The man who replaced Cunha, Waldir Maranhao, is implicated in the corruption scandal around the huge state-owned oil company, Petrobras.
  73. The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism
    The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and that this has required and continues to require the installation and support of brutal military/police dictatorships throught the Third World. It also requires an apologetic ideology which portrays all this as being in the highest interests of democracy and human rights.
  74. 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
    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.
  75. We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
  76. What is a Coup? Analysing the Brazilian Impeachment Process
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The debate over whether the regime change in Brazil constituted a coup hinges on whether the impeachment process used to depose President Dilma Rousseff had democratic legitimacy or was an illicit use of formal procedures to undermine the popular mandate granted to the Workers' Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores, PT) by the Brazilian people in the last presidential election. Proponents of the view that the impeachment was legal and that this legality confers democratic legitimacy tend to abstract the impeachment process from its lived context. This abstraction leaves the politics behind the regime change opaque and even irrelevant.
  77. What's Canada Doing in Brazil?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    This paper traces the historical relationship of Canadian based corporations in Brazil.
  78. Year 501
    The Conquest Continues

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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