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  1. All Politics is Local
    Election night in Peru's largest prison

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Daniel Alarcon explores the internal politics of Peru's largest prison.
  2. Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
    Resource Type: Book
  3. Beware the Poisoned Chalice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    In the aftermath of the recent (2017) UK election Jeremy Corbyn may be well poised to form a Labour government. But there would be huge risks in assuming office in a context of economic chaos.
  4. Beyond Voting
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    By all means vote if you feel like it. But don't stop there. Real social change requires participation, not representation.
  5. Brock University
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. Bulgaria 1990/Albania 1991
    Teaching Communists What Democracy is All About

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    An account of American intervention in the Bulgarian and Albanian elections of 1990-1991
  7. The Buzz Hargrove election controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    We aren't obligated to vote NDP no matter what the circumstances.
  8. Canada After Harper
    His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, women's rights, science and research, the economy, labour unions, water and natural resources, and Aboriginal affairs.
  9. Canada Votes: The Ethnic Issue
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The Canadian Ethnocultural Council (CEC) is pleased that, in this federal election, all political parties are considering the importance of the ethnocultural population in the election process.
  10. Canada's Distorted Electoral System
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
  11. Canada's Distorted Electoral System
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
  12. Canada's Election Needs Outside Observers To Ensure Fairness: Report
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Canada needs outside observers to monitor the federal election for fairness due to the rise of big money, nasty attack ads and new voting laws, says a report based on a survey of civil society groups.
  13. Canada's prime minister wants to make it harder for people to vote against him
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Stephen Harper, who won by an uncomfortably small margin in the last election, has passed laws designed to keep voters who oppose him from the polls.
  14. Catch 22 - A Voter Powered Campaign to Defeat the Harper Conservatives
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    A national public interest group opposing the Harper government has named 40 ridings across the country where Conservatives won by small margins and could be defeated by strategic voting.
  15. Changes to voting system leave Canada worse off
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    How did we end up with this convoluted and discriminatory method of voting when we once had perhaps the best method in the world - door-to-door enumeration and no hard-to-get voter ID requirement?
  16. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  17. A Citizen Legislature
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    Arguing from the premise that the present electoral system is unrepresentative and promotes corruption, the authors propose going back to the Athenian system of choosing representatives: by lottery.
  18. Citizens for Public Justice
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  19. A Citizen's Guide to Combating Election Propaganda: Debunking Anti-Welfare Myths
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The goal moving forward must be to create a critical citizen consciousness, so the masses don't simply "accept what they're told" once every four years by the pretty faces running for office. What follows is a primer for readers to help in their conversations with friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and family, to fight back against the racist, classist propaganda so often employed against disadvantaged groups in the U.S.
  20. The Common Good
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
  21. Could Social Media Monitoring have Better Predicted the Results to the Alberta Provincial Election?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    New data shows that social media monitoring is far more current, and perhaps more reliable, than traditional polling. It's time for the media to start paying attention to new methods.
  22. The Culture That Created Donald Trump Was Liberal, Not Conservative
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Now that Donald Trump, the candidate, has become both widely popular and deeply loathsome, we're seeing a cataract of editorials and commentary aimed at explaining how it happened and who's to blame. The predictable suspects are trotted out: the Republican Party, which had been too opportunistic and fearful to stand up to its own candidate, Fox News, which inflamed the jingoes, and white working-class voters, unhinged by class envy and racial resentment.
  23. Democracy for the Few
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and why? Who pays and in what ways. These are the central questions investigated in this book.
  24. Electing for Democracy
    Proportional Representation and the Left

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    An argument for proportional representation in the United Kingdom.
  25. Election Campaigns: Professionalism and Integrity or Pot-shots and Personal Attacks?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Mayoralty candidates in the Ottawa election campaign will choose how they present their platforms and themselves. Is the strategy of personal attacks and nastiness working? What does it imply for the leader of the next council?
  26. Elections 2011 - New Board
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada - Elections 2011 - New Board
  27. Elections Canada bungled its investigation of Michael Sona and the 2011 robocall scandal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Because the 'robocalls' fraud of Canada's 2011 federal election was insufficiently investigated by state authorities and underreported by the corporate media, Canadians have yet to understand its scale, focus, and impact.
  28. Exit Polls - 2016 US Presidential Election
    Resource Type: Article
  29. Fair Vote Canada
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
    Representing over 55,000 Canadians, Fair Vote Canada is a grassroots, multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting reform. We promote the introduction of an element of proportional representation into elections for all levels of government and throughout civil society.

    In a democracy, every voter's voice should be heard in Parliament. The share of votes the electorate cast for a party's candidates should match the share of seats a party is awarded, so majority governments will have a mandate from a true majority of voters. Those are defining principles of Proportional Representation, and those are the principles Fair Vote Canada endorses.
  30. The Fight for Freedom for Women
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    The fight for women's rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, primarily focusing on Britain and the USA.
  31. GovernmentSources.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    A portal with information about government, Canadian and international, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important articles. A search feature, subject index, and other research tools make it possible to find additional resources and information.
  32. 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.
  33. How to Rig an Election
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Election fraud in the United States in the era of computerized voting machines controlled and programmed by far-right corporate executives.
  34. How We Changed Toronto
    The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada's largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, high-rise apartments, and skyscraping downtown office towers were transforming the city. City officials were cheerleaders for unrestricted growth.
  35. Inventing Reality
    The Politics of News Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
  36. Iran bars foreign media from reporting on protests
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Iranian government's decision to bar foreign journalists from leaving their offices to report, film, or take photographs--a restriction intended to prevent news coverage of protests.
  37. Just winning next election not enough for Liberals or NDP
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    if there is a new government, it will come to power with the extreme right wing more entrenched than ever before.... Aggressive organizations are determined to maintain policies that tend to reward the rich and penalize the rest of us.
  38. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    Hal Draper examines how Marx and Marxism dealt with the issue of dictatorship in relation to the revolutionary use of force and repression, particularly as this debate has centered on the use of the term "dictatorship of the proletariat." Draper strips away the layers of misinterpretation and misinformation that have accumulated over the years to show what Marx and Engels themselves meant by the term.
  39. Letters from Lexington
    Reflections on Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  40. Manufacturing Consent
    The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. They analyze how issues are framed and topics chosen, and the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news.
  41. Medical Reform Group Press Release Regarding Provincial Elections
    News Release August 29, 1990

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
  42. Mercenary of Reaction
    Lynton Crosby in Canada

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Lynton Crosby has a full schedule. He is the modern electoral PR hitman for parties in dire straits. He is hired to stir the pot of resentment and undermine hopes for change. His very existence suggests that democracies are shadows of their actual function, operating on traditional platforms of populism when required.
  43. Montreal
    A Citizen's Guide to Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  44. More than one way to cover an election
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    Campaign managers for the election campaign of Alderman John Sewell and Alderman Janet Howard aren’t sure whether to laugh or to cry at the City Dweller’s own unique way of covering the election.
  45. The Nation is Not Divided and Still Prefers Bernie Sanders
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The reportage of the presidential primaries has been heavy on personalities and the latest numbers, and light on information useful to voters. Comparisons to a horse race are apt. Were the news to take a documentary approach instead, the campaigns would be revealed as they are: something existing contrary to the public's interests.
  46. New group urges progressives to build 'One Big Campaign' to take on Harper
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A campaign urging Canadian social activist groups to work together under one massive umbrella to take on the Harper regime and his right-wing supporters was officially launched today.
  47. 100 Trump voters explain why they voted for him even though they think he 'could destroy the whole world'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    After the election, I decided to talk to 100 Trump voters from around the country. I went to the middle of the country, the middle of the state, and talked to many online.
  48. The Other Mexico
    The North American Triangle Completed

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016
    Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title "Canadian Information Sharing Service", which was also the name of the collective which compiled it, from submissions from across Canada. Within a couple of years, the name of the publication became "Connexions" and then, a little later, "The Connexions Digest".
    In addition to our own history, in this issue we spotlight black history as our topic of the week. We look at the Haitian revolution, when slaves confronted the French empire and won; black resistance against the Ku Klux Klan in the American South, and the meaning and limits of anti-racism. We also look at the Kurdish liberation movement in Rojava, the dangers posed by geoengineering, and we mark the publication of the Communist Manifesto on February 21, 1848.
  52. Our Generation
    Volume 7 Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1970
  53. Our Generation
    Volume 20 Number 1

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  54. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  55. The phantom election
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The author criticises the elections took place on 1 November 2015 in Turkey.The ruling party AKP took away two millon votes from the fascist party MHP, one million from HDP the predominantly Kurdish party. half a million from SP a fundamentalist Islamist party, the predecessor of the AK, another million from new strata that came to vote at a higher rate this time. The author questions and attempts to explain the discrepancy between the opinion polls and the electoral results.
  56. The Policy of Abstention
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1887
    Morris argues that socialism should be fought for using mass action rather than parliamentary action.
  57. Politics of Illusion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1980
    Elections have become a contest to determine who is the best actor.
  58. Radical Digressions 2
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2000
  59. Radical Digressions 3
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2006
  60. Review falsifies history
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    It is only because Canada's electoral system is profoundly undemocratic that it was possible for the Mulroney Tories to form a majority government with only 43 per cent of the votes. They then used that majority to force through the free trade deal even though a majority of the electorate had voted against it.
  61. Rigged
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The 2016 Republican presidential primary was rigged. It wasn't rigged by the Republicans, the Democrats, Russians, space aliens, or voters. It was rigged by the owners of television networks who believed that giving one candidate far more coverage than others was good for their ratings. The CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves said of this decision: "It may not be good for America, but it’s damn good for CBS." Justifying that choice based on polling gets the chronology backwards, ignores Moonves' actual motivation, and avoids the problem, which is that there ought to be fair coverage for all qualified candidates (and a democratic way to determine who is qualified).
  62. The Russian Hack That Wasn't
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept exposes the fake news put out by the US Department of Homeland Security (an euphemistic name for a Big Brother operation that spies on US citizens) that Russia hacked 21 US state elections, news that was instantly spread around the world by the presstitute media.
  63. The Russian Hacking Story Continues to Unravel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    An examination of the text from a recent report by an IBM executive, which disproves the claim that Russia interfered in the US elections or hacked the servers at the DNC.
  64. 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.
  65. A Short History of Black Voter Suppression
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Right's organized movement to suppress the votes of African Americans and Latin Americans, and the urban and rural poor by means of the passing of voter ID (Poll Tax) laws in states receives no mention in the dominant media.
  66. The Silent Revolution
    Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  67. Simon Fraser University
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  68. The Socialist Register 1966
    Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1966
  69. Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The primary objective of Stephen Harper's absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc. But efforts to help people to register to vote are not as strong as they could be. There needs to be close co-operation among groups to make sure that as many people as possible - particularly people in some 70 ridings where the Conservatives are vulnerable - have the identification they need to vote.
  70. Suffrage (Voting Rights)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right.
  71. These Quakers Are Asking Tougher Questions Than Many in the Press
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    American Presidential candidates these days are accustomed to mainstream reporters quizzing them on process and politics, with a typical media scrum filled with questions about the latest polls, repeated demands for a response to the most recent attack from rival campaigns, and sometimes even vapid inquiries about workout routines or favorite foods. A group of Quakers has been trying to fill the substance vacuum - by training hundreds of activists to stalk the candidates in early primary states and ask them tough questions on issues ranging from immigrant detention to nuclear weapons to the role of money in politics.
  72. Time for an Independent Party
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    More than in most presidential cycles, there is reason to hope for a mass breakaway in 2016. Sanders' campaign has revealed that a mass base exists now for an independent party of the left.
  73. Trump and Clinton: Censoring the unpalatable
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A virulent if familiar censorship is about to descend on the US election campaign. As the cartoon brute, Donald Trump, seems almost certain to win the Republican Party's nomination, Hillary Clinton is being ordained both as the "women's candidate" and the champion of American liberalism in its heroic struggle with the Evil One.
  74. Trump and the Liberal Intelligentsia: a View from Europe
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A new specter haunts the American elites: the candidacy of Donald Trump in the US President election and his success so far in the Republican primaries. The Republican establishment itself hopes to block his rise, even as he is drawing huge crowds into the party. As for the Democrats, they are hoping that his repugnant image will make the election of Hillary Clinton that much easier.
  75. Venezuela Blitz - Part 1: Tyrants Don’t Have Free Elections
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2019
    Thorough summary of support for the Venezuela coup in US and UK media with many excerpts.
  76. Voting Under Socialism
    It'll be more meaningful - but hopefully won't involve endless meetings.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
  77. Waiting for Democracy
    A Citizen's Journal

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Rick Salutin's account of the pivotal 1988 "free trade" election. Waiting for Democracy makes a strong case that our political system is anything but democratic, though it offers little hope of changing it.
  78. What Die Linke Should Do
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The German right made stunning gains in this month's regional elections. The Left must rise to the challenge.
  79. What is Stephen Harper doing to Canada? How can we stop him?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Harper regime has had a toxic effect on Canada. The wealthy are better off, but most Canadians are worse off, and rights and freedoms, democracy, access to information, and science have suffered. How can we stop him? Here is a factsheet which can be downloaded, printed, and distributed as a two-sided flyer.
  80. What Went Wrong in Ohio
    The Conyers Report on the 2004 Presidential Election

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Documents fraud in the 2004 U.S. election.
  81. Where the Anti-Russian Moral Panic is Leading Us
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    This is how the smear campaign scores points: you don't have to be on the Russian payroll -- you can be a "useful idiot" just because of your political views, which condemn you as an "unwitting" agent, as former CIA director Mike Morell described Trump. This is how the parameters of "respectable" opinion are policed: this is how the War Party criminalizes those who think that the cold war is over and shouldn't be revived.
  82. Why aren't people voting?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    There is much ado about "voter apathy", with a focus on young people, who in creative and desperate ways are urged and "mobbed" to vote. Unfortunately, much of this effort is barking up the wrong tree: unless we can guarantee that hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are eager to vote can actually do so, we are subjecting them to a nasty piece of Catch 22 where the victims of voter obstruction get the blame for being apathetic and not doing their civic duty.
  83. Why Hillary Won the Debate (Even though She Didn't)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    CNN and Facebook co-sponsored last week’s Democratic presidential frontrunners' "debate." After the event, CNN conducted a poll. "Who won the debate?" it asked. The result: 83% Bernie Sanders; 12% Hillary Clinton.
  84. Why People Vote Against Themselves
    Wisconsin and the Collapse of Liberalism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The reasons people vote against their self-interest are numerous and varied but key to them is often a culture under great stress believing false promises being made to it by the powerful.
  85. Why vote?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1981
    Why bother to vote at all? What difference will it make? Aren't politicians all pretty much the same?
  86. Why Voters Aren't Motivated by a Laundry List of Positions on Issues
    Resource Type: Article
    An introduction to cognitive policy – the values, frames, and arguments that make sense of the political process.
  87. Wilfrid Laurier University
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  88. Worthington provokes election controversy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    The Committee to Defeat Peter Worthington stirs things up in the Broadview-Greenwood election campaign.

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