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  1. Action Will Be Taken
    Left Anti-Intellectualism and Its Discontents

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    Marxism's decline isn't just an intellectual concern -- it too has practical effects. If you lack any serious understanding of how capitalism works, then it's easy to delude yourself into thinking that moral appeals to the consciences of CEOs and finance ministers will have some effect. You might think that central banks' habit of provoking recessions when the unemployment rate gets too low is a policy based on a mere misunderstanding. You might think that structural adjustment and imperial war are just bad lifestyle choices.
  2. After the Arab spring, the struggle continues on a university campus
    A dispute between a secular academic and conservative Islamists threatens the peace at a Tunisian university

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A university administrator takes a stand against religious extremism.
  3. Alternative Press Annual 1983, The
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  4. An Analysis of 12F
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A discussion of the events, factors, and actors involved in the protests, deaths, injuries, and arrests in Caracas on Venezuela's annual 'Youth Day'.
  5. The Battle of Cable Street
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Eighty years ago this week, anti-fascists in East London confronted Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts as they tried to march though what was then a largely Jewish area. Mosley's British Union of Fascists was notorious for using marches and rallies as cover for vicious attacks on Jews. The confrontation has gone down in folklore as 'The Battle of Cable Street'.
  6. Beautiful Trouble - Pocket Edition
    A Toolbox for Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Ideas for organizers.
  7. Berlin's oldest squatters in town defend threatened community centre
    Pensioners take a stand against development of their comunity centre

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Dozen of pensioners took over a community centre in the east Berlin suburb of Pankow last month after the local council said the building they had used as a community centre for 15 years had to make way for real estate development.
  8. Blacking Out the Yellow Vests on Cable News: Corporate Media Doing its Job
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  9. Bonus March, 1932
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1982
    WFPL footage of the 1932 Bonus Army demanding early redemption of their service certificates in Washington D.C. through protest.
  10. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 4 - December 1982 - Housing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  11. Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2012
  12. Cryptome Protest Photos Series
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2012
  13. Curiouser and curiouser
    Tea Party members aren't foaming at the mouth racist bigots

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A journalist travels to the first National Tea Party Convention in Tennessee as a delegate and finds the other delegates privately share his disdain for the racism and conspiracy theories the group fosters. He describes the delegates as average voters baffled by Obama's health care bill and economic policies.
  14. The Day the Internet Died
    An Oral History of the Egyptian Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    When Hosni Mubarak Shut Off Cell Phones and the Internet in January 2011 Was the Moment When More Egyptians than Ever Went Out into the Streets.
  15. The Deceptive Use of the Phrase "Peaceful Protests" in Venezuela
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The Venezuelan opposition and much of the media use the term "peaceful protests" to distinguish gatherings of protesting students and other young people from the more violent actions.
  16. Demonstrate against the Israeli Assault on Gaza ! Lift the Siege!
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Join us this Saturday at 11:00 to demand that the Canadian government call for an immediate halt to Israel 's attacks and an end to the siege of Gaza! Followed by Free Gaza - A Teach-In, 1:00 - 5:30 st United Steelworkers Hall, Toronto.
  17. Demonstration (people)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A form of nonviolent action by groups of people in favor of a political or other cause, normally consisting of walking in a march and a meeting (rally) to hear speakers.
  18. Dignity of the Nobodies
    La dignidad de los nadies

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2005
    The degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires' poorest shantytowns, crumbling hospitals, and women middle class farmers fighting multi-national banks that are shamelessly appropriating their farmlands.
  19. 100 Wörter des Jahrhunderts
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
  20. English Defence League: new wave of extremists plotting summer of unrest
    Growth of anti-Muslim group raises fears of street violence

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A profile of the supporters and the protests of the English Defence League, a right wing anti-Islam group of mostly white, young British men, many of them mobilized through their soccer clubs.
  21. Ford Massacre
    Detroit Workers News Special, 1932

    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1982
    WFPL newsreel of the March 7th Detroit/Dearborn demonstration and hunger march of unemployed Ford workers.
  22. The Great Depression
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1934
    WFPL docudrama with a silent narrative of one man's struggle and despair in search of a job in Depression-era Chicago.
  23. Guide to public order situations
    A brief survival guide for when a demonstration turns into a riot

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Bear in mind that the police are probably much better equipped and trained for close combat than you or I. They have been psyching themselves up for hours, are likely to have plenty of reserves standing by and usually feel confident with the law behind them. Beating the police is about outwitting them, not necessarily hitting them over the head.
  24. Handcuffed and herded
    My big Alpine adventure with Switzerland's police

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    A journalist at the World Economic Forum Summit is detained and intimidated along with protestors by Swiss police.
  25. Herman's House
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    'What kind of house does a man who has been imprisoned in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?' This film captures the remarkable creative journey and friendship of Herman Wallace, one of the Angola 3, and artist Jackie Sumell while examining the injustice of prolonged solitary confinement.
  26. The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression - Review
    A report on Britain's Government Machine

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Organizational tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
  27. How the People's Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    I've never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source. That claims you can change world history in an afternoon after walking the dog and eating brunch.
  28. It Started in Wisconsin
    Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    A collection of accounts of the first great wave of grassroots resistance to the corporate restructuring of the Great Recession in Wisconsin in the spring of 2011.
  29. July 5: Thousands to march in Toronto for Jobs, Justice and the Climate
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    March on July 5 comes on eve of the Pan American Climate and Economic Summits
  30. Libya
    From Colony to Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    Provides the background to the Libyan revolution by discussing its history from colonization up through the 2011 rebellion/foreign intervention that ousted Mu'ammar al-Qadafi.
  31. Like a Dull Knife: The People's Climate "Farce"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Even in a top-down format, one hopes the upcoming march could draw much-needed attention to the climate movement.
  32. The Making of Jericho Road
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
  33. Met police face legal action for 'kettling' of protest teenagers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Police in the UK are being sued for using violence against students during a tuition fees protest by three minors who suffered injuries. They claim they were falsely detained and denied medical assistance. Their lawyers believe the police violated the European convention on human rights.
  34. The National Hunger March to Washington, 1932
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1982
    WFPL Documentary of the Second National Hunger March to Washington, D.C. 1932.
  35. National Hunger March, 1931
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1931
    WFPL footage of protesters marching to Washington demanding jobs, food, and clothing during the infancy of the Great Depression.
  36. The Nature of Mass Demonstrations
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    John Berger analyses the social dynamics and strengths of mass demonstrations.
  37. The Need for Clear Demands at the Peoples' Climate March
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    In New York City on September 21st, a major climate march is planned. It will take place two days before UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's UN Climate Summit -- a one-day closed door session where the world's "leaders" will discuss "ambitions" for the upcoming climate conference (COP20) in Lima Peru.
  38. Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    An unofficial record of the New York branch of the Occupy movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and thoughtful reflections.
  39. Oil and Water
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A collection of articles charting how leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.
  40. Opposition daily throttled financially by lawsuits and dirty tricks
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The daily newspaper Azadliq, one of the few remaining opposition news outlets, is now in danger of succumbing to efforts to throttle it financially. Many members of Azadliq’s staff have been individually persecuted in connection with their work.
  41. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015
    Canadian federal election, mining and the environment

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
  42. 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.
  43. Panama's indigenous champion defies president's mining deal
    Canadian-Korean consortium plans 30-year gold, silver and copper project

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In Panama the Ngabe-Bugle indigenous community fights to keep a Canadian copper mining company off their land.
  44. Paris and London in the 18th Century
    Studies in Popular Protest

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Articles relating to popular protests and revolts breaking out in Paris and London during the eighteenth century.
  45. Public Declaration: Solidarity against police repression in Montreal
    We will not submit to the municipal by-law P-6

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    With this public declaration, we assert our opposition to by-law P-6: we will continue to demonstrate without negotiating our demo routes with police, and we will systematically challenge all tickets that arise from this by-law.
  46. Quebecers' right to protest restricted after 2012 "Maple Spring" in Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    In 2012, a massive student strike over tuition fee increases rocked Quebec and thousands took to the streets, marching in protest. In the aftermath, Montreal residents find that their ability to protest has been restricted, as the police employ increased powers to arrest and fine demonstrators.
  47. Quebec's manifs casseroles are a call for order
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
  48. 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.
  49. Report from the Pvt. Manning Contingent at SF Pride, June 2015
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Sunday, June 28th started out cloudy, as one might expect in San Francisco, but the sun eventually came out, making it a good day for the Gay Pride event -- and a good day to honor Whistleblower Chelsea Manning. There was to be a parade, and one of the units would be the Pvt. Manning Contingent.
  50. SDS
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutional resistance to revolutionary activism, and its ultimate impact on American politics and life.
  51. Section 60 advice guide
    Some information and tips on the law, your rights, and how to react when police have enforced a "Section 60" order on a demonstration

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    At some recent demonstrations, police have cordoned off the demonstration, corralling large numbers of people into an increasing confined area before taking their names, addresses and photographs, eventually releasing them one by one.
  52. The Sixties
    Years of Hope, Days of Rage

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical context.
  53. The social significance of Toronto's June 15 homeless "riot"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    What happened on June 15 bears close attention for what it says about the trajectory of politics in Ontario and the country as a whole. The police ran amok, attacking not only anyone participating in the demonstration, but even medical personnel tending the wounded. Moreover, the police were acting at the behest of a Tory provincial government that has done real violence to the poor, by slashing welfare benefits by 21.5 percent, eliminating social housing and abolishing rent controls.
  54. Some Assembly Required
    Witnessing the birth of Occupy Wall Street

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Nathan Schneider describes his experiences inside the early days of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  55. Steal This Book
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    A guide to fighting government and corporations. The book is divided into three sections, "Survive!", "Fight!" and "Liberate!"
  56. The Strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The strategy and tactics of the Venezuelan opposition is a replay of events that took place leading up to the coup against Hugo Chávez on April 11, 2002 and is similar (although in some ways quite different) from the script that has been used in the Ukraine and elsewhere.
  57. Ten demonstrations that changed the world
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    It's worth remembering that mass marches have been crucial to all the most important struggles.
  58. These Activists Blocked Migrant Deportations. Now They Face Life Imprisonment in the U.K.
    Resource Type: Article
    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.
  59. Thousands Marching In Gaza
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    In Gaza, thousands are marching -- one of the many unarmed actions planned over 45 days which will build through May 15, when Palestinians mark 70 years since hundreds of thousands were made refugees during the war of 1948.
  60. Turkey's Urban Uprising
    The Struggle for Democracy against Inequality, Oligarchy, Oppression, and Tyranny

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    In Turkey, a wave of urban uprisings had spread across the country, involving hundreds of thousands of protesters, in dozens of cities, met with massive state repression and violence, resulting in a few deaths and thousands of injuries and arrests.
  61. Unacceptable police violence against journalists covering demonstrations
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Reporters Without Borders calls on the Greek authorities to publicly condemn cases of police violence against journalists during the demonstrations of the past few weeks and to give the police clear instructions not to use violence against media.
  62. Unlawful Dissent
    New Laws Around the Globe Don't Curb Inequity, They Undercut Social Protests and Gag Free Speech

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The state is increasingly encroaching upon dissent as social conditions worsen.
  63. We Are Wisconsin
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    When a Republican Governor’s bill threatens to wipe away worker rights and lock out public debate, six (extra)ordinary citizens join the growing protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol, and spend the next twenty-six days building a movement that not only challenges the bill, but the soul of a nation.
  64. Weatherman
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    A history of the Weatherman organization.
  65. Wednesday's Casseroles Night in Canada will include more than 100 locations: Quebec's 'Maple Spring' spreads
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A second Casseroles Night in Canada has been organized for Wednesday June 6 at 8PM.
  66. Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere
    The New Global Revolutions

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    From London to Cairo, Wisconsin to Tehran, Paul Mason charts new forms of collective action: fluid networks of agile, Twitter- and Facebook-savvy networks of youthful protesters. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new ways of thinking about political alternatives, elite rule and global poverty.
  67. Wisconsin Uprising
    Labor Fights Back

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    A collection of accounts from the early stages of the Wisconsin uprising against the corporate world in the of spring 2011.
  68. Worker's Newsreel Unemployment Special, 1931
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1982
    WFPL footage of the first mass demonstration against unemployment and hunger in Union Square, New York City on March 6, 1930.
  69. The World in Review and America Today, 1934
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 1982
    WFPL newsreel segments that exposed multiple social current event topics.
  70. Yes, But What Are You For?
    Occupy Wall Street and its Evil Twin, the Tea Party

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Reading all the accounts of Occupy Wall Street’s theorising in Zuccotti Park can send you to sleep: all academic prose and no real world action or demands. They also make explicit Occupy’s resemblance to its enemy, the Tea Party.

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