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  1. The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1952
    A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
  2. Bring on the Crackup: Hoping for a Trump - Sanders Election
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    There is every reason to think that electoral "politics" in the United States (and most places) is bullshit. For people who yearn for a very different world to get involved in this "process" -- which is almost entirely scripted by people who absolutely do not yearn for a very different world -- is a big waste of energy and commitment. The arguments here are addressed to the yearners, who I will call "radicals" -- people who recognize that the only real solution to the many problems facing humanity today is a qualitative, even epoch-making, change. When I say "we," I mean those of us who yearn for and work for such a change.
  3. Canadian Socialism
    Essays on the CCF and the NDP

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  4. The Candidate
    Jeremy Corbyn's Improbable Path to Power

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    Chronicling Jeremy Corbyn's rise to the position of leader of Britian's Labour Party. An insider's look at the events that led to his appointment.
  5. Catch 22 - A Voter Powered Campaign to Defeat the Harper Conservatives
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    A national public interest group opposing the Harper government has named 40 ridings across the country where Conservatives won by small margins and could be defeated by strategic voting.
  6. A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What follows is a primer for readers to help in their conversations with friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and family, to fight back against the racist, classist propaganda so often employed against disadvantaged groups in the U.S.
  7. Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo.
  8. Elections Canada bungled its investigation of Michael Sona and the 2011 robocall scandal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Because the 'robocalls' fraud of Canada's 2011 federal election was insufficiently investigated by state authorities and underreported by the corporate media, Canadians have yet to understand its scale, focus, and impact.
  9. Fair Vote Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    Representing over 55,000 Canadians, Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of government and throughout civil society.

    In a democracy, every voter's voice should be heard in Parliament. The share of votes the electorate cast for a party's candidates should match the share of seats a party is awarded, so majority governments will have a mandate from a true majority of voters. Those are defining principles of Proportional Representation, and those are the principles Fair Vote Canada endorses.
  10. Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
    The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants like an Orwellian gorilla, some offences are criminal, others just offend human decency. Here are 70 instances of abuse of power by the Stephen Harper government.
  11. Inventing Reality
    The Politics of News Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
  12. The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to take a documentary approach instead, the campaigns would be revealed as they are: something existing contrary to the public's interests.
  13. New group urges progressives to build 'One Big Campaign' to take on Harper
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A campaign urging Canadian social activist groups to work together under one massive umbrella to take on the Harper regime and his right-wing supporters was officially launched today.
  14. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 24, 2015
    Voter Suppression

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Featuring information and articles related to the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The topic of the week is Voter Suppression, with articles about voter suppression in Canada and the United States.
  15. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
    Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
    In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.
  16. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 17, 2018
    Hearts and Minds: How do People Change?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    How can we reach the millions we need to reach and engage if fundamental change is to happen? How can we accomplish the essential task of persuading a majority of the population that a fundamental social and economic transformation is necessary? Even more importantly, what will it take for people to come together and act collectively to bring about that transformation? What can we do to help make this happen?
  17. Protesters cast shadow over US billionaires' rally in the sun
    Koch brothers to host rightwing politicians and business leaders to discuss how to influence politics

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The Koch brothers' annual rally of rich Americans and rightwing media figures was hosted to raise money for anti-government think tanks and climate change denial. This year a counter rally was orgnaized by Common Cause.
  18. Publicity and the Canadian State
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    A collection examining the state's relationship with public practices and the "permanent campaign," the constant search for politicians and their strategists for popular consent.
  19. Spinwars
    Politics and New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    An examination of media manipulation in late 20th Century North American politics.
  20. Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The primary objective of Stephen Harper's absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc. But efforts to help people to register to vote are not as strong as they could be. There needs to be close co-operation among groups to make sure that as many people as possible - particularly people in some 70 ridings where the Conservatives are vulnerable - have the identification they need to vote.
  21. Success Strategies
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  22. These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    American Presidential candidates these days are accustomed to mainstream reporters quizzing them on process and politics, with a typical media scrum filled with questions about the latest polls, repeated demands for a response to the most recent attack from rival campaigns, and sometimes even vapid inquiries about workout routines or favorite foods. A group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum - by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.
  23. Time for an Independent Party
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    More than in most presidential cycles, there is reason to hope for a mass breakaway in 2016. Sanders' campaign has revealed that a mass base exists now for an independent party of the left.
  24. 'Upstanding Citizens' Escape Justice in Tory 'In-and-Out' Scandal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The "In-and-Out" Scandal: Case should have proceeded against 'Upstanding citizens'.
    This is a story about illegal activities, deceit and lying involving an overzealous group of Canadians who seemed prepared to do just about anything to accomplish their mission – win a federal election.
  25. Who the Hell is Supporting Donald Trump?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Somehow the Trump shell game has gained followers. So the question is now, who the hell are these people voting for Trump?
  26. Why aren't people voting?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    There is much ado about "voter apathy", with a focus on young people, who in creative and desperate ways are urged and "mobbed" to vote. Unfortunately, much of this effort is barking up the wrong tree: unless we can guarantee that hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are eager to vote can actually do so, we are subjecting them to a nasty piece of Catch 22 where the victims of voter obstruction get the blame for being apathetic and not doing their civic duty.

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