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  1. Activism Under Attack
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    What does it say about democracy in Canada when people can be singled out, arrested, jailed, and kept out of a public place at the arbitrary whim of political organizers or police?
  2. Anti-Capitalist Demonstration of May 1, 2013 in Montreal
    Journée des Travailleurs et Travailleuses: Manifestation Anti-Capitaliste

    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2013
    Montreal 2013: police state. Montreal's municipal goverment passes a bylaw that suspends the right of citizens to assemble unless they have received advance permission from police. Citizens who assert their right to assembly are kettled by police and arrested.
  3. Callwood, June
    Connexipedia: Article in Library and Archives Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
  4. Callwood, June
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Journalist, writer, broadcaster, civil libertarian 1924-2007. (1924-2007).
  5. Campaign Life Coalition
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1982
  7. Canadian Civil Liberties Bibliography (Indexed)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    An extensive bibliographly, with over 1,000 entries.
  8. Canadian Ethnocultural Council
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  9. Capitalist Surveillance State: Everyone's a Target
    Threatening Reporters, Spying on Public

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    There is an inherent tendency for the state, which governs on behalf of a minuscule, ruthless class of obscenely wealthy exploiters, to attempt to amass ever greater power to control the population because it hates and fears the working people.
  10. The Charter of Rights
    Resource Type: Book
  11. The Charter of the Forest
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1225
    A complementary document to the Magna Carta of 1215, defining the rights of vassals, freemen, and serfs, reducing penalties, and restoring common land taken by the Crown.
  12. Chomsky on Civil Liberties, Obama and the Future of Progressive Politics
    Left of Left

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Interview with America's premier political dissident Noam Chomsky.
  13. Civil Liberties - Human Rights: Ulli Diemer - Selected snippets & quotes from Radical Digressions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
  14. Civil Liberties in the Fight Against Fascism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1945
    Fighting against an evil, like anti-Semitism or racial hatred, does not mean calling on the state to suppress the evil.
  15. The Committee for the Defense of Democratic Rights
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
    A Law Union pamphlet regarding the legality of national security measures.
  16. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  17. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 3 - July 1982 - Prairie Region/Region des Prairies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  18. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 3-4 - Winter 1983/84 - Native Issues - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  19. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 1 - Spring 1984 - Energy - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  20. Connexions
    Volume 9, Number 2 - Summer 1984 - Rights and Liberties - A Digest of Resources & Groups for Social

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  21. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1987
  22. Connexions Annual 1989
    A Social Change Sourcebook: Information and ideas about social and environmental alternatives

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The Connexions Annual is simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives.
  23. Connexions Annual 1994
    A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1994
    Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series of introductory articles surveying a wide range of social and environmental issues and possibile alternatives.
  24. The Connexions Annual: Introductions to the directory & its sections
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    This Annual is dedicated to the idea that change is both necessary and possible. Its main intent is practical: to provide information about groups across Canada who are working at society's grassroots to create positive solutions to social, environmental, economic, and international problems.
  25. Connexions Annual Overview: Human Rights, Civil Liberties
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    If we accept that anyone may be denied their rights, their freedom, then we undermine our own rights and freedoms even as we undermine social solidarity.
  26. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  27. Connexions Archive seeks a new home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
  28. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  29. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  30. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  31. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  32. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  33. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  34. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  35. Connexions Library: Human Rights and Civil Liberties Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on civil liberties and human rights.
  36. Counterpunch
    Periodical profile

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
  37. Dershowitz and Keefer "face off" in Vancouver debate this week whether Israel's critics are anti-semitic
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Canadian professor Michael Keefer warns that Alan Dershowitz' and coalition of Canadian MPs (CPCCA) pose threat to free speech, using baseless accusations of antisemitism to defend Israel. Keefer speaks Thur. Sept 23 at SFU downtown.
  38. Destroying the Commons
    How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
  39. Diemer, Ulli
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
  40. 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.
  41. '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.
  42. 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.
  43. Gag Rule
    On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Dissent is democracy. Democracy is in trouble. Never before, Lapham argues, have voices of protest been so locked out of the mainstream conversation. A call to action in defense of one of the most important liberties, the right to raise our voices against the powers that be, and to have those voice heard.
  44. Globalization and the Decline of Social Reform
    Into the Twenty-First Century

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  45. Guantanamo North
    Terrorism and the Administration of Justice in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    After September 11, 2001, Canadian governments made significant changes to the law so that non-citizens with suspected links to terrorism could be held indefinitely with no due process. The Courts held that these and other changes including "judicial interrogations" and "convictions for terrorism without intent" are consistent with the Charter of Rights. The range of state secrecy extends now to everything related to national security. Diab contends that these measures are unnecessary and contrary to human rights and freedom.
  46. The History of Democracy
    A Marxist Interpretation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately from the social and economic contexts in which democratic states operate.
  47. Honduras: Rule of law and civil liberties founder in year since coup
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Joint statement on the first anniversary of the 28 June 2009 coup d#état in Honduras.
  48. Human Rights & Civil Liberties Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
    Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources

    Resource Type: Website
    A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to human rights and civil liberties in the Sources directory for the media.
  49. Human Rights Experts and Information in the Sources Directory
    Resource Type: Website
  50. IFEX launches 2012 Day to End Impunity campaign
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    IFEX, the global network defending and promoting free expression, is proud to announce the launch of International Day to End Impunity.
  51. Imperial Crusades
    Iraq, Afghanistan and Yugoslavia: A Diary of Three Wars

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Iraq was just one of three major imperial crusades in the decade after 1992, orchestrated by a new generation of American politicians, both Democrat and Republican, who backed pre-emptive strikes to overthrow unruly regimes in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan under the pretext of humanitarian intervention. Imperial Crusades chronicles the lies that are now returning almost daily to haunt the liars in Washington and London, the secret agendas and the under-reported carnage of these wars.
  52. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  53. Jewish Labour Committee
    Connexipedia: Article on HistoryofRights.com

    Resource Type: Article
    Formed in 1936, the JLC was a front runner in the push for anti-discrimination legislation in Ontario.
  54. Journalists Welcome European Call to Review Anti-Terrorism Laws
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Ministers of the human rights network of the Council of Europe have called on their governments to review anti-terrorism laws in the face of strong criticism from journalists that some laws are in practice limiting free expression and press rights.
  55. League on Rights and Freedom Information Sheet
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    This information sheet, published by the League on Rights and Freedom (formerly the League on Human Rights), reveals that two Québec citizens are prosecuting the RCMP and some security officers for unlawfully subjecting them to illegal investigations following their refusal to "collaborate."
  56. Liberties
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Aside from the subject of civil liberties itself, the book addresses the civil libertarian approach to such issues as censorship and freedom of speech, victimless crimes, and police powers. Specific articles target AIDS testing, legal aid, drug use, and psychological testing by employers.
  57. Liberties and Commons for All
    Preface to the Korean Edition of Magna Carta Manifesto

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Liberties and Commons for All expresses two aspects of the ancient English Charters of Liberty; first is the restraint on political power of the King, second is the protection of subsistence in the commons.
  58. The Magna Carta Manifesto
    Liberties and Commons for All

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Linebaugh shows how longstanding restraints against tyranny -- and the rights of habeas corpus, trial by jury, and due process of law, and the prohibition of torture -- are being abridged. In providing a sweeping history of Magna Carta, the source of these protections since 1215, this book demonstrates how these ancient rights are repeatedly laid aside when the greed of privatization, the lust for power, and the ambition of empire seize a state.
  59. 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.
  60. Malik, Kenan
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Writer, lecturer and broadcaster. (Born 1962).
  61. The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis' Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    You can fight fascism by employing and championing one of its defining traits: viewpoint-based state censorship. those who favor free speech suppression, or who oppose the ACLU’s universal defense of speech rights, will create results that are the exact opposite of those they claim to want. It’s an indescribably misguided strategy that will inevitably victimize themselves and their own views.
  62. Mounting Repression: Its Meaning and Importance for Quebec and Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  63. The National Security State Cops a Feel
    Taking Off the Gloves (Then Everything Else)

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    It's finally coming into focus, and it’s not even a difficult equation to grasp. It goes like this: take a country in the grips of an expanding national security state and sooner or later your "safety" will mean your humiliation, your degradation. And by the way, it will mean the degradation of your country, too.
  64. The New Anti-Liberals
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
  65. Nobody's Business
    The Paradoxes of Privacy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  66. Obama defiant over NSA revelations ahead of summit with Chinese premier
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    President says oversight of NSA surveillance programme should be left to Congress in comments criticising media 'hype.'
  67. The OIC does not speak for Muslims
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I would contend that my religion Islam demands that I stand up to these bullies and take away from their right to put padlocks on poetry and chastity belts on independent thinking."
  68. On Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
  69. Ontario Bar Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  70. 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.
  71. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 25, 2018
    Looking for Answers, Creating Alternatives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    This issue of Other Voices features people who are questioning and challenging the way the world works and trying to create better alternatives.
  72. The police vs. the law
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1981
    One of the main differences between a democratic society and a police state is that in a democracy, the police are supposed to obey the law. In a police state, they don't.
  73. Preparing for a Digital 9/11
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In recent years, in one of the more dangerous, if largely undiscussed, developments of our time, the Bush and then Obama administrations have launched the first state-planned war in cyber space. First, there were the "Olympic Games," then the Stuxnet virus, then Flame, and now it turns out that other sophisticated malware programs have evidently followed.
  74. Progressives shouldn't be begging the police to take more power
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    The last thing we need is to hand the police even more power to decide what we are allowed to see or read.
  75. 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.
  76. Radical Digressions 1
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 1979
  77. Report of the Work Group on Civil and Political Rights: Church Persons' Seminar
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
    A church seminar that asks whether or not Canadians are at risk of losing their civil liberties.
  78. Repression in the Advanced Capitalist Countries
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  79. Rights and Liberties
    Introduction to Volume 9, Number 2, of the Connexions Digest (Rights & Liberties issue)

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    Civil liberties and human rights appear as a key dimension in almost every other field of social justice and social change, but those who seek a freer and more just society cannot rely on the state to achieve their goals.
  80. Seriously Free Speech Committee
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  81. 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.
  82. '68: The Year of the Barricades
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening around the world.
  83. Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data like a 'Google for spies', drawing ire from civil rights groups.
  84. Some Elementary Comments on The Rights of Freedom of Expression
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1980
    It is precisely in the case of horrendous ideas that the right of free expression must be most vigorously defended; it is easy enough to defend free expression for those who require no such defense.
  85. Sotos LLP
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    Our nearly 20 lawyers are widely recognized as authorities, with lawyers at other firms consistently ranking us Canada's premiere franchise law firm. Franchising covers everything from contracts to real estate, finance, IP, employment, taxes and litigation including class actions, and our lawyers can answer questions in any of these areas. We respond quickly to queries, explaining complex legal issues in everyday language.
  86. Sources welcomes the Seriously Free Speech Committee
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Sources welcomes a new member: the Seriously Free Speech Committee. The SFSC is committed to free expression of views on Israel/Palestine.
  87. Speech by Aubrey Golden to the N.F.U. Convention
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    A speech given to the National Farmer's Union regarding the differences between a police force and a security service and the importance of keeping the two seperate.
  88. Spy Wars
    Espionage and Canada from Gouzenko to Glasnost

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A survey history of Canad'as "secret" history.
  89. Spying by the Numbers
    Hundreds of Thousands Subject to Government Surveillance and No Real Protection

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Thanks to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden many more people in the US and world-wide are learning about extensive US government surveillance and spying. There are publicly available numbers which show the reality of these problems are bigger than most think and most of this spying is happening with little or no judicial oversight.
  90. The Stasi could only dream of such data
    Britain, the birthplace of liberalism, has become the database state

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    As technology increases the flow of stored data about individual actions, assurances of the "right to informational self-determination" must be hard won from governments. Government surveillance of citizens has become an accepted 'counter-terrorism' measure.
  91. The Threat of the Tag
    Resource Type: Article
    Tracking anklets for convicts are not a good way to alleviate prison overcrowding.
  92. Toolkit for a New Canada
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    A pamphlet providing a snapshot of what the contributors, brought together by Canadian Dimension magazine, believe are the big issues facing Canada in the first decade of the 21st century. The articles are all short and offer concrete suggestions for the way forward.
  93. Uncivil Obedience
    The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    How to push for social change without breaking the law.
  94. 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.
  95. War Against the People
    Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Governments today are waging a 'war against the people' -- whether 'securitization' against asylum seekers in Fortress Europe, 'counterinsurgency' in Afghanisation, or the subliminal war of policy and surveillance arising everywhere. Israel's contribution to this is key: exporting the high-tech weaponry, security systrems and methods of pacification perfected on the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
  96. Welfare Practices and Civil Liberties
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Report, based on 2-year survey of welfare recipients and administrators, identifies a number of serious problems.
  97. When Freedoms Collide
    The Case for Civil Liberties

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Civil liberties are proclaimed as important in our society, but in reality they are under constant attack.
  98. Will the government's counter-extremist programme criminalise dissent?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    From 1 July, a broad range of public bodies - from nursery schools to optometrists - will be legally obliged to participate in the U.S. government’s Prevent policy to identify would-be extremists. Under the fast-tracked Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, schools, universities and health service providers can no longer opt out of monitoring students and patients for supposed radicalised behaviour.

Experts on Civil Liberties in the Sources Directory

  1. Connexions
  2. Ulli Diemer
  3. United Nations Human Rights Council

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