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  1. The ABCs of the Economic Crisis
    What Working People Need to Know

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2009
    Rich, powerful people created the economic crisis of 2008-09, while hundreds of millions of working people suffer the consequences -- lost homes, lost jobs, rising insecurity, and falling living standards. How could this happen?
  2. The Activist Cookbook
    A Hands-on Manual for Organizers, Artists and Educators who want to get their message across in powerful, creative ways

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Spicy recipes for fighting economic injustice.
  3. Advocates Argue Free Transit Benefits Us All
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Pablo analyzes the economic, environmental, and social benefits that a fareless public transportation system would provide Canadian cities.
  4. After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    A comparison between social democracy and economic democracy in terms of both social justice and economic efficiency. Malleson examines the main institutions of the economy -- workplaces, the market, and financial and investment industry -- looking at democratic possibilities in each.
  5. After the Crash
    The Emergence of the Rainbow Economy

    Resource Type: Book
  6. Agenda for a New Economy
    From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth - Second Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2009
    Korten offers in-depth advice on how to mount a grassroots campaign to bring about an economy based on locally owned, community oriented “living enterprises” whose success is measured as much by their positive impact on people and the environment as by their positive balance sheet.
  7. Alternate Societies
    A brief survey on intentional community in European history

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    A brief outline of the history of attempts in western society to create living arrangements which would complement, and in some cases further, efforts to become economically independent.
  8. Alternative Americas
    An informal history by the grandmother of the counter-culture

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A history of decentralist and co-operative alternatives in the United States, centering especially on the work of Ralph Borsodi.
  9. An Alternative Federal Budget
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  10. An Alternative for SYRIZA
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In order to regain sovereignty, a country has to exit not only the EZ, if a member, but the EU itself. Liberated from the noose of the EU treaties and regulations, Greek people will have the freedom to follow a sovereign monetary and fiscal policy and form trade and international alliances to the best of their interests.
  11. The Anarchist Collectives
    Workers' Self-Management in the Spanish Revolution 1936-1939

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    Examines the experiments in workers' self-management, both urban and rural, which took place in Spain during the revolution and Civil War.
  12. Another world is possible if...
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
  13. Barter Networks: Lessons from Argentina for Greece
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    "How did Argentina survive their economic crisis?"; "Are they doing better now?"; "What happened to the factory takeovers?"; "Did millions of people really participate in the barter network? Did they actually invent new money?" These are some of the many questions I have been asked by Greeks, especially over the past few weeks, related to their economic crisis and the potential for self-organization and survival.
  14. Behind the Numbers
    A blog from the CCPA

    Resource Type: Website
    Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
  15. Beyond Poverty and Affluence
    Towards a Canadian Economy of Care

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    By studying societal realities such as poverty, pollution, environmental degradation and losses from quality and quantity of work, Goudzwaad and de Lange believe that a new economic practice is needed for Canadian economic recovery.
  16. Beyond the Profits System
    Possibilities for a Post-Capitalist Era

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    Shutt offers an analysis of the collapse of the capitalist system by determining factors inhibiting its revival and goes on to offering an alternative to the current system.
  17. A Bibliography on Material Pertinent to the Informal Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  18. Blueprint for a Green Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    A set of practical proposals for financing a sustainable environment.
  19. Bookchin on Technology
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
    Murray Bookchin's arguments for a liberatory technology.
  20. The Breakdown of Nations
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1957
    Kohr maintains that throughout history, people who have lived in small states are happier, more peaceful, more creative and more prosperous. He argues that virtually all our political and social problems would be greatly diminished if the world's major countries were to dissolve back into the small states from which they sprang.
  21. Brexit: Establishment Freak Out
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The "masters of the universe" are shocked and displeased. Increasing numbers of voters are registering their anger, most recently by voting for Brexit in Great Britain. But many who voted for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the recent US primary season were motivated by similar frustrations. And before that, there was Occupy Wall Street, los Indignados in Spain, Syriza in Greece, and other massive protests elsewhere in Europe as well. The reason is simple.
  22. Build It Now
    Socialism for the Twenty-First Century

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Influenced by the dramatic proeesses unfolding in Venezuela, Lebowitz re-imagines a socialism for the twenty-first century that places workers and popular communities at the centre of the project.
  23. Building a Community-Controlled Economy
    The Evangeline Co-operative Experience

    Resource Type: Book
    The authors use the Evangeline co-operatives as a model for community economic development.
  24. Building a progressive majority
    Left strategy after the Brexit vote

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    After the EU referendum we are seeing both horror at anti-migrant sentiment and pandering to it -- but only a radical economic offer can carve a way through.
  25. Building Economic Alternatives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1992
    Moffatt outlines many currently practiced methods of creating an alternative economy.
  26. 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.
  27. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 1, Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1976
  28. Cancel The Apocalypse
    The New Path To Prosperity

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Describes how the relentless race for economic growth is not always one worth winning, how excessive materialism has come at a terrible cost to our environment, and hasn't even made us any happier in the process. Simms believes passionately in the human capacity for change, and shows how the good life remains in our grasp. While global warming and financial meltdown might feel like modern day horsemen of the apocalypse, Simms shows how such end of the world scenarios offer us the chance for a new beginning.
  29. Capital's War on the People
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    It is time to change the parameters of the debate, from “when or by how much social spending should be cut?” to “why should the people pay for something they are not responsible for?”
  30. A Carbon-Free Future
    An Interview with Arjun Makhijani

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    A carbon-free future is possible and necessary.
  31. 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.
  32. Catch your dreams - utopia is possible!
    While Marinaleda has its flaws, it reminds us that alternative economic models are not only possible, they already exist.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Amid Spain's general depression, Marinaleda - an Andalucian town sometimes dubbed the 'communist utopia' - is bucking the moribund trend with a heady mixture of direct action, community-level democracy, cooperation and mutual aid.
  33. Christians in the Crisis
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    Describes the urgent need for Christians to respond to the socio-economic and political crises of our time.
  34. The Closing Circle
    Man, Technology & the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Commoner argues that economic life must be structured to conform to the principles of ecology, as opposed to the goal of unlimited growth that underpins capitalist economies.
  35. 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.
  36. Collectives in Spain
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1945
    A contemporary account of the Spanish Anarchist movements during the 1930's by Gaston Leval, a prominent anarcho-syndicalist. Attention focuses on the roles of "agrarian socialism" and education in the revolution.
  37. Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    An account of the collectives set up in Spain during the struggle against Franco.
  38. Community Dreams
    Ideas for Enriching Neighbourhood and Community Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    A compilation of vignettes, fragments and thought starters that provides stimulating ideas for practical community transformation.
  39. Community Economic Workshops
    An Evolutionary Preparation for Social Revolution to Economic Democracy Within an Ecological Society

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    A short discussion of the use of "community economic workshops" in constructing a democratic, anarchistic society.
  40. Community Economic Development in Rural Canada
    Resource Type: Book
  41. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 3 - May 1979 - Immigration

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  42. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 4 - December 1982 - Housing

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  43. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 2 - Summer 1983 - Toward a New Economy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  44. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change

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

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

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Connexions Annual Overview: Economy, Poverty, Work
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    To effect desired change, it is necessary to have the power to set a different agenda, and therefore to challenge the current concentration of economic and political power. One of the keys to building an effective movement is mutual acts of solidarity, inspired by the principle that `an injury to one is an injury to all'.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

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

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

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

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

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

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
  59. Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
  60. The Conquest of Bread
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1906
    A discussion of collectivism and the need to abolish representative government, and monetary systems.
  61. Cooperation at Work
    The Mondragon Experience

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    A guide to work co-operatives, based on the experience of the Mondragon group of co-operatives in Spain.
  62. Creating an Ecological Society
    Toward a Revolutionary Transformation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2017
    Because it aims squarely at replacing capitalism with an ecologically sound and socially just society, Creating an Ecological Society is filled with revolutionary hope. Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, who have devoted their lives to activism, Marxist analysis, and ecological science, provide informed, fascinating accounts of how a new world can be created from the ashes of the old.
  63. Discussion Paper: Searching for Fairness
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    An overview of some of the issues being addressed by the Fair Tax Commission. Looks at some of the implications of the fairness issues that have been raised, and at the issues that arise in translating principles of fairness into policy. Included are sections on property taxes, personal income tax, sales tax, benefits taxes, wealth taxes, corporate income taxes, payroll taxes, resource taxation.
  64. Don't socialize the losses - take the whole thing!
    Socialize all of finance under democratic control!

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    A demand that a few weeks ago would have seemed leftist utopianism is now entirely reasonable and indeed the only practical solution. If ALL the financial institutions- banks, insurance companies, saving and loans, pension funds - become state property, their worthless loans to each other can be wiped off the books as the mere paper that they are.
  65. Ecology as Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    Socialism is no better than capitalism if it makes use of the same tools. The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination.
  66. E-Commerce vs. E-Commons
    Communications in the public interest

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    From privacy issues to intellectual property, from universal access to union activism, these essays challenge the rush to deregulate and disconnect communications from the public interest.
  67. The Economic Revolution
    Towards a Sustainable Future By Freeing The Economy From Money-Making

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Money making grows at the cost of destroying our social fabirc and resource base and proposes a new economic remedy.
  68. Economics As If Future Generations Mattered
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    We have turned a corner on climate change-- a wrong turn-- and it is happening more rapidly than we have predicted. Climate change is already disrupting society, ecosystems, and national economies. We have altered so much of our Earth that we now threaten our own survival.
  69. The Economics of Happiness
    Building Genuine Wealth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Anielski's premise is quite simple: how can we go beyond mere material wealth to achieve veritable wealth-good health, meaningful relationships, spirituality, a clean environment, peace, justice and happiness. He believes that economic systems should orient us to what we really want.
  70. The Enemy of Nature
    The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the destruction of community -- are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem.
  71. An Examination of the Microcredit Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    An examination of the microcredit movement, its history, how it functions, and future trends.
  72. Fighting for Hope
    Organizing to Realize Our Dreams

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Detailed information and advice on how to organize a group for social change.
  73. 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.
  74. Flying Without A Net
    The "Economic Freedom" of Working Canadians in 2000

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Reports on a project to construct a quantitative index summarizing the multi-dimensional economic status of working people in Canada, based on variations in 14 different component indicators of economic and social well-being.
  75. For a Workers Recovery Plan - The Causes and Cures of a New Great Depression
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Economics is now not just for the experts. If anything is clear from the panic that started in mid- September, 2008, it is that workers must understand the economy. For clearly the 'experts' have no idea what they are doing.
  76. For Workers' Climate Action
    Climate Change and Working-Class Struggle

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A new collection of articles and reviews on the fight against dangerous climate change, capitalism and workers' organisation and struggle. Urges the left to reach out to climate activists to make the case that being "anti-capitalist" is important but not enough.
  77. A Fossil Fuel Exit Program
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A complete transition away from fossil fuels is necessary within a few decades. The question is how to construct an exit strategy that will accomplish this. James Hansen has provided a starting point for a realistic climate-change exit strategy.
  78. Free Trade and the New Right Agenda
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    A useful snapshot of the 'free trade' debate at the time of the 1988 Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Canada.
  79. A Freedom Budget for All Americans
    Recapturing the Promise of the Civil Rights Movement in the Struggle for Economic Justice Today

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    While the Civil Rights Movement is remembered for efforts to end segregation and secure the rights of African Americans, the larger economic vision that animated much of the movement is often overlooked today. That vision sought economic justice for every person in the United States, regardless of race. It favored production for social use instead of profit; social ownership; and democratic control over major economic decisions.
  80. From the Roots Up
    Economic Development as if Community Mattered

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  81. From The Roots Up: Economic Development As If Community Mattered
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  82. Get a Life!
    How to make a good buck dance around the dinosaurs and save the world while you're at it

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    Simultaneoulsy a textbook on new careers and lifestyles for aspiring entrepreneurs and a strategy for social, economic and environmental renewal.
  83. Getting Serious About Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground Means Getting Serious About a Just Transition
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    If the climate movement is going to get serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, the movement needs to get serious about cultivating a real vision for a just transition. If we’re going to see coal-fired power plants and oil refineries and chemical plants shut down we need to have a real vision about what the future looks like for those workers, their families and their communities.
  84. Green Business: Hope or Hoax?
    Toward an Authentic Strategy for Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Is green business a viable strategy or a contradiction in terms?
  85. Green Political Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  86. A Guide to Co-op Alternatives
    Diverting Profits from the Banks, Food Middlemen, the Landlords

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  87. Gute Argumente: Verkehr
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Informiert anschaulich and sachlich über die Grundlagen des Verkehrssystems, über the Hintergründe der auto-orientierten Gesleeschaft und uber unweltschonende und wirtschaflich vorteilhafte Alternativen.
  88. Home!
    A Bioregional Reader

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
  89. How Change Happens: A Three-Fold Strategy
    To build a new economy, we must work on three fronts

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The power of authentic culture stories gives civil society the ultimate advantage in the contest for the human future. Stories alone will not, of course, bring down the institutions of Empire. Nor should we welcome the inevitable chaos that the collapse of Empire will bring if we have not first laid a foundation of the new rules, relationships, and institutions of a New Economy.
  90. How to create an ecological society
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    A review of the book "Creating an Ecological Society: Towards A Revolutionary Transformation" by Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams, which addresses different aspects of the debate on the politics of the environment.
  91. How to Promote a Just Transition and Break out of the jobs vs. environment trap
    A Superfund for Workers

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A strategy has been emerging to protect workers and communities whose livelihoods may be threatened by climate protection policies. Protecting those who lose their jobs due to necessary environmental policies has often been referred to as a "just transition."
  92. Ideas and Action
    Periodical profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
    Archive of some articles published in Ideas and Action, a radical paper published by the Workers Solidarity Alliance from 1981 to 1997.
  93. Imagine a Stadium
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A plea for organization.
  94. Is Capitalism Sustainable?
    Political Economy and the Politics of Ecology

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    The book concludes that world-scale capitalism may be viable for some time, but its costs (cultural, ecological, increased conflict) will be great.
  95. J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2017
    Michael Hudson's new book covers contemporary terms that are misleading or poorly understood as well as many important concepts that have been abandoned -- many on purpose -- from the long history of political economy.
  96. James Hansen and the Climate-Change Exit Strategy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Hansen has provided the starting point for a realistic climate-change exit strategy aimed at keeping the increase in global average temperatures below 2°C (3.6° F), an amount that constitutes the planetary tipping point with respect to climate change.
  97. Justice or `Just Us'?
    Rethinking Canda's economy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
  98. Land trust
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    There are two distinct definitions of a land trust: 1) a private, nonprofit organization that, as all or part of its mission, actively works to conserve land by undertaking or assisting in land or conservation easement acquisition, or by its stewardship of such land or easements Land Trust Alliance website, and 2) an agreement whereby one party (the trustee) agrees to hold ownership of a piece of real property for the benefit of another party (the beneficiary.
  99. Left Business Observer
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Left Business Observer is a newsletter on economics and politics.
  100. The Lichen Factor
    The Quest for Community Development in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
  101. Life, Money & Illusion
    Living on Earth as if We Want to Stay

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    The failure to reduce green house gas emissions, the success of efforts to curb ozone depletion, causes related to prosperity and social justice are just some the topics covered. By using the example of Kerela, India, Nickerson shows how a society by working together can become car-free, religious and bigotry free, have a high level of health care and literacy and be able to sustain itself on a fraction of the money on which we depend.
  102. The Living Economy
    A New Economics in the Making

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    An attempt to summarize the "new economics" for a wider audience. The new economics can be briefly described as that body of work, beginning with E.F. Schumacher, Herman Daly, and Hazel Henderson, which is critical of tradiational economic theory and seeks alternatives to the devastating impact of our current economic system on communities, individuals and the biosphere.
  103. Living with the Land
    Communities Restoring the Earth

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
  104. The long ecological revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Up until the rise of the ecological movement in the late twentieth century, the conquest of nature was a universal trope, often equated with progress under capitalism (and sometimes socialism). To be sure, the notion, as utilized in science, was a complex one. As Francis Bacon, the idea's leading early proponent, put it, "nature is only overcome by obeying her." Only by following nature's laws, therefore, was it possible to conquer her.
  105. Major Universal Problems of Living
    A New Approach to Information

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1936
  106. Marxists Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  107. Meme Wars
    The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Meme Wars presents a new way of looking at our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model. The book is image-heavy and full-color throughout,
  108. 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.
  109. The Microfinance Delusion
    Marred by Wall Street-Style Greed, Profiteering, Client Abuse, and Market Chaos

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    By celebrating self-help and individual entrepreneurship, and by implicitly discrediting all forms of collective effort, such as trade unions, social movements, cooperatives, public spending, a pro-poor ‘developmental state’ and – most of all – collective moves to ensure a more equitable redistribution of wealth and power, microfinance fits in well with the ideology of neoliberal policy-makers.
  110. Natural Causes
    Essays in Ecological Marxism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    O'Connor provides an ecological Marxist analysis and suggests new political strategies.
  111. Nature of Economies
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planning.
  112. The Need for Alternative Employment
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    An alternative economy would enable movement people to integrate their bread labour with their social change work.
  113. New Age Business
    Community Corporations That Work

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  114. A New and Better Canada
    Principles and Policies of a New Canadian Political Party

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Hurtig calls for a new political party committed to sweeping political reform and plans to put Canadians back to work.
  115. A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide to demand a rapid transition to renewable energy. Events will include nonviolent direct actions targeting extraction sites or infrastructure; pressure on political targets to shift policies around fossil fuel development; and support for clean energy alternatives.
  116. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  117. The Next Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  118. The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Ransom suggests that fair, environmentally-conscious trade is not only a viable alternative to unfair free trade, but that it is the way of the future.
  119. No Place Like Home
    Building Sustainable Communities

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  120. The Organizer's Manual
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Practical suggestions for small-group and grassroots organizing, political self-e4ducation, mass education and communications, alternate community services, mass actions, legal and medical self-defense. Strategies for organizing high schools, universities, racial groups, women, the military, labor, the professions.
  121. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2014
    Killings by Police

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    Topic of the week is Killings by Police. Articles on the way the Ebola crisis illuminates the moral bankruptcy of capitalism; Responding the capitalist crisis, in 1914 and 2014; Globaling Gaza: Israel's leading role in undemining international law; and Marinaleda, a town in Spain attempting to create alternatives based on democracy, co-operation, and mutual aid. Group of the Week is Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.
  122. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 18, 2014
    The Commons

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    From its beginnings, one of capitalism's prime imperatives has been an all-out and never-ceasing assault on the Commons in all its manifestations. Common land, common water, public ownership -- anything rooted in the ancient human traditions of sharing and cooperation is anathema to an economic system that seeks to turn everything that exists into private property that can be exploited for profit. This issue of the Connexions Newsletter focuses on the Commons.
  123. 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.
  124. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 24, 2015
    Voter Suppression

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Featuring information and articles related to the October 19, 2015 Canadian election. The topic of the week is Voter Suppression, with articles about voter suppression in Canada and the United States.
  125. 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.
  126. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 19, 2015
    Utopia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to live in. Such dreams can inspire us and guide us, even if they are not always quite practical. This issue of Other Voices peers into the world of utopian visions, practical or otherwise.
  127. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016
    Sports and Politics

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, whose power to provide or withhold funding and sponsorships now shape every aspect of sport, including athletes' incomes and lifestyles. It is now difficult to remember that only a few decades ago, corporate logos were strictly forbidden at Olympic events, while athletes were prohibited from accepting any kind of payment for their involvement in sports. The corporate conquest of sports closely parallels the corporate colonization of nearly all aspects of modern life. Accompanying this in recent years has been the increasing injection of militaristic content into sports spectacles. In Canada, hockey games are now commonly preceded by rituals honouring militarism. In the United States, similar spectacles have been staged for years. In this issue, we feature resources which remind us that resistance to the commercialization, corporatization, and militarization of sports is also part of our heritage.
  128. 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.
  129. Parecon and the nature of reformism
    A review of Robin Hahnel (2005). Economic Justice and Democracy; From Competition to Cooperation. NY

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    The concept of participatory economics, as developed by Hahnel and Albert, is worth exploring. They are inspired by the tradition of libertarian, councilist, socialism. They share the values of revolutionary class struggle anarchism. Even in disagreeing with them, there is much to be learned from reading their work, since they are t houghtful people who are dealing with important issues. Yet they demonstrate, in spite of themselves, that it is not enough to attempt to not be reformist. It is necessary to be revolutionary.
  130. Passionate Declarations
    Essays on War and Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Essays looking at American political ideology.
  131. People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.
  132. The People's Report
    A Social and Economic Alternative for B.C.

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  133. The Philosophy of Social Ecology
    Essays on Dialectical Naturalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Bookchin addresses questions such as 'What is nature?", "What is humanity's place in nature?", "What is the relationship of society to the natural world?"
  134. The Policy of Abstention
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1887
    Morris argues that socialism should be fought for using mass action rather than parliamentary action.
  135. Post Scarcity Anarchism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Modern radicals, says Bookchin, have ignored the real revolutionary possibilities of modern technology and the counterculture. Unless they start building a movement which looks to the future, they are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.
  136. The Poverty of Power
    Energy and the Economic Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Commoner argues that the environmental, energy, and economic crises are interconnected. The industries that use the most energy have the highest negative impact on the environment; the focus on non-renewable resources as sources of energy means those resources are growing scarce, thus pushing up the price of energy and hurting the economy. These problems can ultimately be addressed only by replacing capitalism with socialism.
  137. Prefigurative politics
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The concept of building a new world in the shell of the old.
  138. Radical Simplicity And The Middle Class
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A description of what a life of radical simplicity might look like suggesting radical simplicity is appealing, provided that the transition was anticipated and widely negotiated.
  139. A Radical Vision for Victory
    A Freedom Budget for All Americans

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    This remarkable book brings back into view a radical vision for victory within the mainstream, armed with the kind of expectation glimpsed briefly in the 2008 election race but this time without the support of a grassroots movement long since vanished.
  140. Real Life Economics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  141. Real Utopia
    Participatory Society for the twenty-first century

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Real Utopia identifies and obliterates the barriers to an egalitarian, bottom-up society, while convincingly outlining how to build it.
  142. Reclaiming the Canadian economy
    A Sweddish approach through functional Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  143. The Red and the Black
    Profit is the motor of capitalism. What would it be under socialism?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In this essay, I start from the common socialist assumption that capitalism’s central defects arise from the conflict between the pursuit of private profit and the satisfaction of human needs. Then I sketch some of the considerations that would have to be taken into account in any attempt to remedy those defects.
  144. Red Bologna
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
  145. Sharing as our common cause
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A call for sharing underpins many existing initiatives for social justice, environmental stewardship, true democracy and global peace. On this basis, STWR argues that sharing should be more widely promoted as a common cause that can help connect civil society organisations and social movements under a united call for change.
  146. Small is Beautiful
    A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
  147. Socialist Register 2013
    Volume 49: The Question of Strategy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2013
    This, the 49th volume of the Socialist Register examines the choices faced by the left today, the models of strategy available to it, and the innovations that are being made by groups as they organize in diverse settings.
  148. Solidarity Economies: A Guerrilla War against Capitalism
    An Interview with Nicolás Cruz Tineo

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Capitalism is based on the philosophy that man is inherently evil and selfish. But solidarity economies suggest something different: that we are human, we cooperate with one another, we love, we struggle for the love of humanity, and that the future of our planet, our life, is based on our having a culture of brotherhood, sisterhood, collaboration, cooperation. It is an economy of love.
  149. Spirit of the Wolf
    The Environment and Canada's Future: Volume 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  150. Stone Age Economics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
  151. Strategy for Labour
    A Radical Proposal

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  152. Talking Fair Taxes
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
  153. A Targeted Approach to Worker Co-op Development
    Lessons from Mondragon and Northern Italy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Targeted strategies offer advantages: First, expertise which permits the rapid assessment of prospective deals. Second, by concentrating on businesses which have some similarities, it is possible to build links, formal and informal, and in so doing, create the potential for common problem-solving and economies of scale in the purchase of goods and services.
  154. This Changes Everything
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2015
    Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s book This Changes Everything, the film presents portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Klein suggests that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.
  155. Towards a Canadian Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  156. Towards a Decentralist Commonwealth
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    Could the basic structural concept of common ownership of society's resources for the benefit of all ever be achieved, institutionally, in ways which fostered and sustained, rather than eroded and destroyed, a cooperative democratic society?
  157. Towards Workers' Climate Action
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A review of a book and a pamphlet by Paul Hampton, both on the urgent need for workers' action on climate change.
  158. 12 Reasons You'll Be Hearing More About The Commons In 2012
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    "We Power" stands at the convergence of economic and cultural trends.
  159. The Village Against The World
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Hancox recounts the fascinating story of Marinaleda villagers who expropriated the land owned by wealthy aristocrats and have, since the 1980s, made it the foundation of a cooperative way of life.
  160. Voluntary Simplicity And The Steady-State Economy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Voluntary simplicity is most basically characterized by the practices of mindfulness and material sufficiency. Through bringing mindfulness to our daily lives, we seek the maximum of well-being achievable through the minimum of material consumption. Well-being applies to all life forms on Earth, not just people.
  161. Walden Two
    Resource Type: Book
  162. What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
  163. What Every Environmentalist Needs To Know about Capitalism
    A Citizen's Guide to Capitalism and the Environment

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    A manifesto for those environmentalists who reject schemes of “green capitalism” or piecemeal reform. Magdoff and Foster argue that efforts to reform capitalism along environmental lines or rely solely on new technology to avert catastrophe misses the point. The main cause of the looming environmental disaster is the driving logic of the system itself, and those in power — no matter how “green” — are incapable of making the changes that are necessary.
  164. Whole Life Economics
    Revaluing Daily Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  165. Why Cooperative Businesses Are Not the Answer
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    The problem with the worker-owned cooperative business economic model is that this model retains one of the most important defining characteristics of the capitalist model with which we are so familiar today: production of commodities to be sold for a profit in the market place.
  166. Why Do Communities Fail?
    Resource Type: Article
    The strains that take their toll on community groups.
  167. Why Sharing is a Common Cause that Unites Us All
    The Common Cause

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The demand for sharing wealth, power and resources is at the heart of visions for a better world. In fact, the principle of sharing is often central to efforts for progressive change in almost every field of endeavour. But this basic concern is generally understood and couched in tacit terms, without acknowledging the versatility and wide applicability of sharing as a solution to the world’s problems.
  168. Why The Language of the Commons Matters
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Our very language for identifying problems and imagining solutions has been compromised. We may have many unattractive human traits fueled by individual fears and ego, but we are also creatures entirely capable of self-organization, cooperation, a concern for fairness and social justice, and sacrifice for the larger good and future generations.
  169. Worker Co-operatives
    An Introduction

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1985
  170. Worker Co-operatives
    Working Papers Vol. 2 No. 6

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    An introduction to the principles and practical considerations of forming worker co-operatives.
  171. Worker Cooperatives in America
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    A historical background of worker cooperatives as well as a contemporary discussion of small and large co-ops.
  172. Workers' Self-Management in the United States
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  173. Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity
    Tackling climate change in a neoliberal world

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Paul Hampton, a Marxist trade union researcher in Britain, addresses the role of workers in the climate justice movement, as well as the tasks of revolutionaries.
  174. Workplace Democracy
    A Guide to Workplace Ownership, Participation, and Self-Management Experiments in the US and Europe

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978

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