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  1. The Alinksy Method: a Critique
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Alinsky approach involved focusing on local issues and not asking basic questions about the economy or about broader social structures.
  2. Anti-Racism at the Neighbourhood Level
    Resource Type: Audio
    Published: 2017
    On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Rabea Murtaza, a member of East Enders Against Racism, a neighbourhood-based anti-racism group in Toronto. Podcast and article.
  3. At the Escuelita Zapatista, Students Learn Community Organizing and Civil Resistance as a Way of Life
    The Class Was Stopped Twice: The First Time to Emphasize the Importance of Discipline in Their Organization

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    From August 11-17, the Zapatistas brought more than 1,500 people into their communities to attend the Escuelita Zapatista, the Little Zapatista School. According to a February comunicado by the EZLN, in a class entitled Liberty According to the Zapatistas: Autonomous Government I, "our compas from the Zapatista bases of support are going to share the little we have learned about the struggle for freedom, and the [the students] can see what is useful or not for their own struggles."
  4. Bain Co-op Meets Wages for Housework
    A political thriller

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    The story of the struggle that gave birth to a housing co-operative and destroyed the credibility of the 'Wages for Housework' sect.
  5. Being an Organizer and Being an Activist is not the Same Thing
    Community Organizers are the "Brain" that Injects Strategy into the Heart of a Successful Social Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    There is a lot of confusion surrounding the role that organizers and activists play in social movements. Both roles have profound differences regarding their goals and the way they face problems within social movements.
  6. Calling All Radicals
    How Grassroots Organizers Can Help Save Our Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Thompson argues that we can reclaim our democracy through grassroots organizing.
  7. 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.
  8. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 2 - July 1976

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  9. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  10. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 1 - May 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  11. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  12. The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  13. Citizens Group Scores Success in Anti-lead Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1987
    Through self-education, out-reach, and activism, the Niagara Neighbourhood Lead Committee has successfully worked to reduce lead risks in their neighbourhood and throughout Canada.
  14. A Citizen's Guide to City Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
  15. Citizens Participate - An Action Guide for Public Issues.
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  16. Collective Courage
    A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    In Collective Courage, Jessica Gordon Nembhard chronicles African American cooperative business ownership and its place in the movements for Black civil rights and economic equality.
  17. Communities of Resistance
    Writings on Black Struggles for Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A series of essays advocating grass roots organisations as the pathway to socialism.
  18. Community organising
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Information, guides and tips on organising around issues which affect you and other people living in your local area.
  19. Community Organising - A New Part of the Union
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A look at Unite’s community union organizing.
  20. Community and Organization in the New Left, 1962 - 1968
    The Great Refusal

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  21. Community organizing
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A process by which people living in proximity to each other are brought together in an organization to act in their shared self-interest.
  22. Community Workshops for the Environment
    An Organizer's Manual

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    A guide to organizing ecology workshops.
  23. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 2 - March 1979 - Native Rights/Les Droits des Autochtones

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  24. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 4 - September 1979 - Food/La Nourriture

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  25. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 2 - May 1980 - Women/Femmes

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
  26. Connexions
    Volume 5, Number 5 - January 1981 - Militarism/Militarisme

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  27. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 2 - April 1981 - Urban Core/Milieu Urbain

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  28. Connexions
    Volume 6, Number 3 - September 1981 - Atlantic Development/Le Developpement Atlantique

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
  29. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 4 - December 1982 - Housing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  30. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
  31. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1987
  32. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  44. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
  45. Critical Paths
    Organizing on health Issues in the community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
  46. Daily Bread Food Bank
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  47. The Dialectics of Community Control
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1970
    The movement for community control will fall short often, unless it becomes a broader struggle for popular, democratic control of all public institutions and the economy.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Door knocking guide
    Tips for effectively carrying out door-knocking visits and talking to people in your local area.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    In community politics, door knocking plays an essential role. From just getting to know your neighbours better, to carrying out a local survey or trying to sign people up to a local campaign or petition talking to people at home is a valuable exercise, due to its face-to-face nature. However, it can be a daunting task, so we put together a set of tips to help you on your way, with pre-planning and then how to act on people’s doorsteps.
  51. East York Workers' Association
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The East York Workers' Association (EYWA) was an unemployment movement that developed during the Great Depression in the township of East York, Ontario.
  52. The Fallacy of "Community Control"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1971
    The idea of community control which proceeds from a geographic definition of community contains the serious fallacy of assuming that any neighbourhood is or can becomes a community (of equals). This fallacy leads to the consequent, easily documented failure to achieve any fundational -- or even minor, for that matter -- social changes. The community control advocates themselves recognize the failures, but they do not understand the cause: the lack of class analysis upon which an adequate theory can be built to guide one's practice.
  53. Film Review: Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A review of the provocative documentary Revolutionary Medicine, which tells the story of the first Garifuna hospital, in Honduras.
  54. First Person Plural
    A Community Development Approach to Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Smith provides an account of his experiences and addresses the ways of building an effective and democratic orgranization to bring about social transformation. Useful for those interested in adult education, community development and political action.
  55. Food Banks Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  56. Grassroots Cells, Devil's Architects Defend Communities
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Organizational principles and campaign tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
  57. Greece's solidarity movement: 'it's a whole new model - and it's working'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Citizen-run health clinics, food centres, kitchens and legal aid hubs have sprung up to fill the gaps left by austerity – and now look set to play a bigger role under a Syriza government.
  58. Highrise and Superprofits
    An Analysis of the Development Industry in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  59. 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.
  60. How People Get Power
    Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
  61. An Interracial Movement of the Poor
    Community Organizing and the New Left in the 1960s

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
  62. It's a Question of What Unites Us
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    An interview with Harold Lavender on accountable structures, systemic change, and the peril and promise of alliances against gentrification.
  63. It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Sarah Jaffe interviewed Maria Poblet. Maria Poblet has been working in base building and community organizing in the Bay Area for 18 years, building Causa Justa Just Cause, a democratically held grassroots organization where she is currently transitioning out of the role of executive director.
  64. John Kerry and Me
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Experiences in community organizing and electoral organizing.
  65. Key ideas for community organising
    Some very broad basic ideas for getting started at organising in your local area

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    Look around your local area and determine what issues it faces. Talk to your neighbours, what issues do they think are important regarding the area. Determine what kinds of projects you can develop or direct action you can take that meet the area's needs or address the community's issues. Find out if others are already working on the problems in their area and if they've been effective and what you can learn from them. Determine what kinds of resources you have available and who in your area might be useful allies in accomplishing your goals.
  66. Madrid barrio expels 'racist' police patrols
    Jeering crowds chase away officers who try to detain immigrants

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Community protests police practice of racial profiling: the protests have been dubbed the "indignant" movement.
  67. Making Change
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    How to effect community change as an individual or as a member of a support group, a neighborhood organization, a board of directors, or other political group. Organizing skills, conflict diagnosis and resolution, communication skills, and running meetings are a few of the skills described in the context of neighbourhood/community change.
  68. Managing Wastes
    A Guide to Citizens' Involvement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Second editon of booklet first published in 1984, outling how citizens can involve themselves in decision-making about waste management.
  69. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  70. The Movable Airport
    The politics of government planning

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An account of the manoeuvring and bureaucratic runaround that went into the planning of the Pickering airport, and of the resistance that it produced.
  71. The New Student Left
    An Anthology

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
    A collection of essays by active participants in the 1960s student movement on American college campuses.
  72. Nothing Is Ever Won Without Organizing
    Remarks to the First Nonviolence Training Session of the Mexican Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    All organizing begins with the telling of a story. When we listen carefully to somebody’s story, we learn what motivates him, what she is passionate about. Listening is the first skill and duty of a community organizer. Before we can get somebody to do something, we have to learn what he and she want, which is usually different than what we presumed they wanted.
  73. Organizing in a Small Town
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Experiences in organizing in a small town in Ontario in the early 1970s.
  74. Organizing "The Poor" - Against The Working Class
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1971
    The newly found "poor" have become a focus for middle class activists. Having learned in the schools and universities that the working class either did not exist or that if it existed, it was co-opted and apathetic and could not possible act as the agent for social change, they found it "refreshing" to locate this new constituency.
  75. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
    Organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work toward common goals, collectively. That requires organizing. Power gives way only when it is challenged by powerful movements for change, and movements grow out of organizing. In this newsletter, we feature a number of articles, books, and other organizing resources.
  76. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
    Elections

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about change, and the neo-liberal attack on democracy. Articles look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the financial takeovers of Ukraine and Greece, and debt bondage. Also: a discussion of James Hansen's fossil fuel exit strategy, and a critique of Alinsky-style organizing.
  77. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
    Climate Change and Social Change

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    This issue of Other Voices spotlights climate change, the escalating crisis that the upcoming Paris climate conference is supposed to address. But climate change is not a single problem: it is a product of an economic system whose driving force is the need to grow and accumulate. Nor does it affect everyone equally: those with wealth and power can buy themselves what they need to continue living comfortably for years to come - everything from air conditioning to food to police and soldiers to protect their secure bubbles - while those who are poor and powerless find their lives increasingly impossible. A serious effort to address climate change therefore means social change and economic change.
  78. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
    Working class organizing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.
  79. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
  80. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
  81. 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.
  82. 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?
  83. People are radicalizing Venezuela's Revolution: An interview with Christina Schiavoni
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    In this interview Christina Schiavoni, a researcher and food sovereignty activist, provides a different view of the life of the Venezuelan people than we normally get from the media. The interview covers food and health situations as well as on-going politics and people's participation in the politics.
  84. Place-Based Imagination: Globalism and the Politics of Place
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    Place-consciousness, according to Duke University historian Arif Dirlik, is the "radical other" of global capitalism.
  85. Pragmatics of Community Organization
    4th Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    Information on how to plan action, how to organize meetings, how to train participants for action, how to negotiate, and how to end a particular exercise in community organization.
  86. Pragmatics of Community Organization
    First Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    Information on how to plan action, how to organize meetings, how to train participants for action, how to negotiate, and how to end a particular exercise in community organization.
  87. Putting Power in its Place
    Create Community Control!

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Essays arguing for the devolution of government and putting forward workdable models, many of them tested in practice, of how we might restructure society to better represent the full diversity of its parts. Watershed stewartship, community forest boards, local currencies, and eco-constitutions are some of the ideas discussed.
  88. A Question of Place
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Global capitalism relentlessly displaces people and abandons places because it views local communities, cities, and even nations as inconveniences in the path of progress. Place-consciousness, on the other hand, encourages us to come together around common, local experiences and organize around our hopes for the future of our communities and cities. While global capitalism doesn't give a damn about the people or the natural environment of any particular place because it can always move on to other people and other places, place-based civic activism is concerned about the health and safety of people and places.
  89. A Race Struggle, a Class Struggle, A Women's Struggle All at Once
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    In Los Angeles, the Labor/Community Strategy Center is carrying out a difficult Left experiment in the age of the omnipresent Right. The center is an explicitly anti-racist, anti-corporate, and anti-imperialist think-tank focusing on 'theory-driven practice'—the generation of mass campaigns of the working class and oppressed nationalities, in particular the black and Latino workers and communities. These campaigns are historically relevant on their own terms, but also have real relevance to any transition to an uncharted socialist future.
  90. Red Menace #1
    Volume 1, Number 1 - February 1976

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    The first issue of The Red Menace, a libertarian socialist newsletter.
  91. 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.
  92. Resistance After Foreclosure
    Against The Current vol. 158

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In 1973, in the class- and race-polarized city of Boston, City Life began as a socialist collective fighting against evictions and gentrification in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood. Over the years, it has evolved into a radical non-profit organization with a long history of doing tenant organizing and tenants’ rights work all across the city. City Life was able to avoid sectarian debates to maintain itself as a radical center for housing organizing.
  93. Rethinking community organising
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Building a just, sustainable future will require transcending traditional community organising models. Working through existing institutions within the current system is not good enough.
  94. Reveille for Radicals
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Alinksy connects his theoretical notions on radicalism to practical movements and events.
  95. The Revolution Game
    The Short Unhappy Life of the Company of Young Canadians

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A historical overview of the Company of Young Canadians.
  96. Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2014
    The story of the building of a hospital in Ciriboya, Honduras -- an authentic, grass-roots, community development project, from the initial community meetings, the organized planning, the community defense committees, to the actual bricks, mortar and staffing. The viewer of Revolutionary Medicine is guided through the process in a series of compelling interviews with doctors, patients and community protagonists.
  97. Rules for Radicals
    A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Alinsky's Rules for Radicals provides perspectives, principles and lessons for realistic radical organizers.
  98. Seven News
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1970
    Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no longer publishing, but all issues of the paper have been scanned and are available on the Connexions website.
    Ward 7 covered the area of Toronto east of downtown, from Sherbourne Street to Logan Avenue, south of Bloor-Danforth, including Don Vale, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Riverdale, St. Jamestown.
  99. Seven News: The Story of a Community Newspaper
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    An essay about the Toronto community newspaper Seven News, written in 1984 by Lisa Horrocks, who was part of Seven News as a staff or board member for a number of years.
  100. Social Activist Grace Lee Boggs on Shaking Up the Status Quo in America
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2007
    Grace Lee Boggs has been a part of almost every major movement in the United States in the last 75 years, including: Labor, Civil Rights, Black Power, Women’s Rights and Environmental Justice.
  101. Some ideas about organizing from Citizens for Local Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1997
    Suggestions about starting a local group which will focus on issues of local democracy.
  102. Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio and stage.
  103. Taking Action
    Working Together for Positive Change in Your Community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Taking Action is a guide for people who do not think of themselves as activists, yet want to make positive changes in their community.
  104. Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World
    An Open Conspiracy for Social Change

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
  105. 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.
  106. A Troublemaker's Handbook 2
    Resource Type: Book
    A manual for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they organized and struggled to do that.
  107. An Unauthorized Biography of the World
    Oral History on the Front Lines

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    This book uses oral history to discuss oral history. It is in memoir style, and delves into how oral history is done in such places as First Nations (Canada), Turkey, Chicago, Newfoundland, Peru, New York City, Cleveland, Israel, and other places. Riordon's concept is about telling stories, celebrating diversity, and making connections between people.
  108. Understanding Your Community
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
  109. Up Against City Hall
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    John Sewell describes his early life and explains how he accidentally got involved in politics. He tells of his experiences in Trefann Court, and how this opened his eyes to the realities of civic politics, and gives behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the major battles at City Hall.
  110. The Uses of an Earthquake
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1988
    The people of Tepito have proven themselves far more capable than the government both of responding to the dangers and of seizing the opportunities created by the earthquake. The earthquake crisis has brought into view a long existent but rarely recognized alternative: the ability and willingness of the people of Tepito, as well as those in many other barrios, to assert a different set of values: those of autonomy, self-activity, and the subordination of work to social needs. It is also embodied in their ability, as against governmental paralysis, to design and implement their own projects, thus elaborating those values in concrete practice.
  111. When Hate Groups Come to Town
    A Handbook of Model Community Responses

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
    A handbook for dealing with hate groups in communities across North America, dealing with the nature of such groups and how they work and how communities can band together to combat them.
  112. Wolfe Erlichman in conversation with Ulli Diemer
    October 26, 2016

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    An interview with Wolfe Erlichman, who worked as a community worker/organizer in Trefann Court in Toronto in the late 1960s.

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