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  1. Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
    Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious transactions to move through the banking system absent adequate monitoring or oversight.
  2. Banned in Pakistan
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Pakistan's decision to censor 'blasphemous' websites provides a new perspective on the attitudes of many Western liberals towards Charlie Hebdo.
  3. The Case Against Israel
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
  4. Chomsky on MisEducation
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
  5. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  6. Comparing evils
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Al-Qaeda is willing to kill large numbers of innocent people, including children, in pursuit of its goals, and the U.S. is willing to kill large numbers of innocent people, including children, in pursuit of its goals. By what standard of morality are they not morally equivalent?
  7. Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
  8. Counter-Rhetoric
    Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around which this rhetoric swirls. It is both useful as a historical guide and as a tool for countering the prevailing divisive rhetoric. Whether challenging the concepts embedded in Zionism, the wars of the mid 20th century and the later occupation, or the Wall as security argument, this book gives a systematic alternative to the prevailing mantras and begins the process of changing the viewing of the conflict.
  9. Countering Zionist propaganda about Hizbullah and Lebanon
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Nothing will change until the people of Palestine, Arabs and Jews, rise up to change the rules of the game, and rebuild the country on a new basis that respects democracy and human rights and good-neighbourly relations.
  10. Counterpunch
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
  11. Despite Gaza Massacre, Israel Remains Immune From Criticism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Imagine for a moment that it was not the two million Palestinian in Gaza, who are mostly refugees from 1948, but the six million Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan who had staged a march to return to the homes that they have lost in Syria since 2011. Suppose that, as they approach the Syrian border, they were fired on by the Syrian army and hundreds of them were killed or injured. The international outcry against the murderous Syrian regime in Washington, London, Paris and Berlin would have echoed around the world.
  12. "Fake News"
    Introduction to the December 20, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    "Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentaries about obscure websites which are supposedly poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news."
  13. Free Speech and Acceptable Truths
    Statement of the Alumni for Responsible Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    While we support freedom of speech and academic freedom, we believe that university administrations have a duty to provide a safe learning environment in which students and faculty are protected by incorrect or harmful ideas. To achieve this safe learning environment, it will be necessary for the university authorities to cleanse the university's libraries of harmful books, to block inappropriate Internet sites, to ban guest lectures who hold improper views, and to identify and prosecute students and faculty who are guilty of thought crimes.
  14. 'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on freedom of expression - they are for it -in principle-, but only so long as it isn't used to express views that they find unacceptable or offensive. What they disagree about is merely who gets to decide what ideas are unacceptable, i.e., who gets to censor who.
  15. Free Speech and Double Standards
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
  16. Free Speech For Me - But Not For Thee
    How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Hentoff is a passionate believer in free speech who recognizes that if speech is truly to be free, we must protect the expression even of ideas we abhors. He catalogues with equal disapproval the efforts of both the right and the left to censor speech they don't like. While being sympathetic to those who object to allowing bigots, racists, pornographers, atheists, and others of many stripes the right to lay out ideas that one group or another finds repugnant, he makes both an intellectual and an emotional case for allowing everyone to have their say, no matter how much this may offend some. He points out that suppressing speech doesn't get rid of the underlying thought, but merely drives it underground and gives it the benefit of martyrdom.
  17. Free speech for me - you shut up
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
  18. Free Speech in an Age of Identity Politics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
  19. German guards convicted of killing escaper
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    Two former East German border guards were convicted of killing a person who attempted to escape over the wall. This will open the floodgates for similar trials as two hundred were killed trying to escape under the East German shoot to kill policy.
  20. How Can the US Accuse Russia of Violating International Law?
    Not Funny, But it's Still Hard Not to Laugh

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    If you want to make moral or legal pronouncements, or to condemn bad behaviour, you have to be a moral, law-abiding person yourself.
  21. How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman by the Israelis as an example of how "we" are trained to look on the rest of the world as quite unlike ourselves: useful or expendable.
  22. "If not now, when?" On BDS and 'singling out' Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    This is an edited version of a letter I've sent to a relative in the US who's been trying to figure out the BDS issue in the wake of the recent onslaught against the American Studies Association's decision to support the academic boycott.
  23. ISIS and the IDF: Canada's Double Standard
    Who are the Real Terrorists?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Why can westerners join the Israeli Defense Forces while westerners joining Islamic State are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one?
  24. Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2014
    A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
  25. Israeli Deaths Matter More
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The reality is that by devoting disproportionate coverage to Israeli deaths over Palestinian deaths, the BBC's claims to 'impartial' reporting are simply demolished. With great consistency, lives in the 'Third World' are presented as being of far less importance than those who are 'like us'.
  26. Israel's 'left' apologists
    Resource Type: Article
    Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism.
  27. Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
  28. Matthew Coon Come Speech, September 19, 1994
    Speaking Notes for Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come Centre for Strategic and Iinternational Studies

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    The status and rights of the James Bay Crees in the context of Quebec secession from Canada.
  29. The Missing News
    Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news is printed or aired, which letters will be published, or who will be accorded credibility?
  30. The Morning After
    Sex, Fear, and Feminism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    When Katie Roiphe arrived at Harvard in the fall of 1986, she found that the feminism she had been raised to believe in had been radically transformed. The women's movement, which had once signaled such strength and courage, now seemed lodged in a foundation of weakness and fear. At Harvard, and later as a graduate student at Princeton, Roiphe saw a thoroughly new phenomenon taking shape on campus: the emergence of a culture captivated by victimization, and of a new bedroom politics in the university, cloaked in outdated assumptions about the way men and women experience sex.
  31. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
    Corruption

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for alleged bribery. In this issue, we look at these and other forms of corruption. Diana Johnstone writes about the double standards displayed by U.S. institutions, which happily target enemies and rivals, while ignoring the much greater corruption that underlies the power structures in Washington. We feature an article detailing how much money U.S. Senators received from corporations prior to their vote on the TPP negotiations, as well as materials on criminal conduct by some of the world's biggest banks, and an article on the work of investigative journalists in exposing corruption.
  32. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 27, 2017
    Official Enemies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Why and how do some countries become 'enemies'? How and why do governments and media work in tandem to demonize official enemies? Who are the people who live in those countries, what are their lives like, and why should we consider them our enemies?
  33. Pro-Israel stance reeks of double standards and historical amnesia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Israel bombs, terrorizes and kills as it pleases, on a daily basis, and the media praise it for its restraint.
  34. Puerto Rico's default is fine, as long as Wall Street is repaid
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    On August 1, 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on part of its enormous $72 billion debt, paying back only $628,000 on a relatively small $58 million loan that was due at the start of the month. The default, which marks the most serious credit event in US public bond markets since the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy in 2013, has led many to draw obvious comparisons to Greece – and understandably so.
  35. Radical Digressions
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2017
    Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian Marxist perspective.
  36. Radical Digressions 4
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2008
  37. Radical Digressions 5
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2008
  38. 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.
  39. Red Emma Speaks
    Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
  40. Revolution in Ukraine? Yes, please! Revolution in France? Rule of law!
    Resource Type: Article
    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?
  41. The Right Kind Of Terror
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    When is an act of terrorism not terrorism? When the victims are officially sanctioned state enemies.
  42. Russia misses out while former drug cheats take their place in Rio
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    While Russia’s track and field team, including athletes with no doping history, sit out the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there's a host of athletes who will be allowed to compete in Brazil despite having had their own issues with banned substances. In addition to International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decision to ban entire Russian track and field team from Rio Olympics (with only one exclusion – the long-jumper Darya Klishina, who lives and trains in USA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stated that Russian athletes with any doping history will not be allowed to compete in Rio, even if they have served a penalty. Here's a look at some of the drug-tainted athletes from other countries, who meanwhile will be able to take their place in Rio.
  43. The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment
    Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    “Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they purport to solve.
  44. Some Deaths Really Matter
    The Disproportionate Coverage of Israeli And Palestinian Killings

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Israeli deaths matter much more than Palestinian deaths. This has long been a distinguishing feature of Western news media reporting on the Middle East. The recent blanket coverage afforded to the brutal killing of three Israeli teenagers highlights this immutable fact.
  45. Some deaths really matter - The disproportionate coverage of Israeli and Palestinian Killings
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Documening that the deaths of Israelis is far more heavily weighted than those of Palestinian deaths, garnering more media coverage.
  46. Somebody Else's Atrocities
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Atrocities commited by official enemies are routinely condemned, but atrocities for which our own country is responsible are rarely mentioned.
  47. Two justice systems?
    Letter to the editor

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    It seems that we have two justice systems: one for the police, and one for the rest of us.
  48. When journalists forget that murder is murder
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    When Israelis are involved, our moral compass, our ability to report the truth, dries up.
  49. Why is India so bad for women?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
  50. Why Israel?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ongoing need for the sort of 'humanitarian interventions' that provide cover for the advancement of U.S. interests. Yet the question of why Israel is being targeted and not some other country assumes, erroneously, that other countries are not being targeted. The reverse, in fact, is usually the case. Often, countries deemed acceptable for criticism by supporters of Israel are already subject to political and diplomatic sanctions by the U.S. and its tool, the UN Security Council -- sometimes for acting in ways identical to Israel.
  51. Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
  52. Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    History gives us numerous examples of social movements which come, over time, to adopt positions directly opposed to the principles on which they were founded. It appears this has happened to the 'feminists' who seek to silence those who speak out about violence against Muslim women.
  53. Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction of our security services were. How come the same reaction is not applied to South African Zionist Jews serving in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)?
  54. With A Little Help From Outside
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    The world sees a great and ongoing injustice. They want a just Israel. They see an Israel that occupies and is clearly unjust, and they believe they should do something. We should thank them for this from the bottom of our hearts.
  55. Yes Means No?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    The anti-sex moralists say one thing but mean another.

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