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  1. Against the Current
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
  2. BC Nurses' Union
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  3. Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Canada-wide migrant worker coalition calls on Trudeau to MoVE for Real Change. Newly launched Coalition for Migrant Worker Rights - Canada calls for end to discrimination against migrant workers.
  4. Canadian Union of Public Employees
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  5. Cheap clothing proves far too dear
    The death of workers in Bangladesh are just the latest tragedy that springs from the west's addiction to fashion

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    In Bangladesh one hundred workers died in a garment fire, a common occurence plaguing a workforce that already has the distinction of being the "most poorly paid in the world". The author investigates the market forces that drive the terrible conditions and compensation for workers in this export industry.
  6. Collective Bargaining Course Book
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
  7. Combatting Racism in the Workplace
    A Course for Workers

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  8. Common Sense for Hard Times
    The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
  9. Debt Bondage Or Self-Reliance
    A Popular Perspective on the Global Debt Crisis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    Describes the effects of international debt on workers, the unemployed, and peasants who neither asked for or benefit from such debt. It describes the growing number of people's movements in Canada and developing nations who are struggling against austerity measures.
  10. The Exploitation Explosion
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    Female workers in developing countries are undervalued and underpaid.
  11. Fernandez, Irene
    Connexipedia: Right Livelihood Award Winner

    Resource Type: Article
    Malaysian advocate for the right of women, migrants, and poor workers. (Born 1946).
  12. Fightback in Korea
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    In a climate of increasing repression, the Park Geun-hye government in South Korea is launching the latest in its series of attacks on working people. A retrograde labour reform plan is being set in motion that promises to drive down wages and undermine job security. There is broad and determined resistance to the plan, and workers and farmers are taking the battle to the streets.
  13. Fighting Back on the Job
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  14. Fighting the Flexible Firm
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    The shift towards the short term is a result of changes within the operation of capitalism. Let us be clear about this: it is not about technology, it is not about innovation, it is about capitalism and how capitalism operates to achieve profit. Capital is now driven by short-term return. This results in organisations having to quickly change what they are doing and where they are going, and adjust their personnel accordingly.
  15. The Flint sit-down strike, 1936-1937
    Jeremy Brecher

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    210,000 auto workers joined the American Federation of Labor (A.F.L.) to take part in the strike but the A.F.L leadership however wanted no part in a strike, and managed to postpone it again and again. The workers won control over the rate of production, despite a union contract that conceded this authority to management.
  16. Getting the Balance Right
    Gender Equality in Journalism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Gender equality in journalism.
  17. Hospital Employees' Union
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  18. How People Get Power
    Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
  19. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  20. Justice for All: the Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt
    A Report by the Solidarity Center

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    A report on recent workers' struggles in Egypt, against falling wages, oppressive working conditions, and violations of workers' rights, in the face of an authoritarian and repressive government.
  21. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  22. The Labor Wars
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
  23. Howard A. Levitt (Lang Michener LLP, Lawyers)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  24. Manifestos, Programs, Visions
    Selected Manifestos - Political Statements - Programs

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    A selection of left manifestos, programs, poltical statements and visions from the 1600s to today.
  25. Marxists Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  26. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  27. 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.
  28. The North-South Institute
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  29. Ontario Nurses' Association
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  30. Organizing Unions
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    How to form or build a union. Shows how to strength organizing drives by responding to the concerns of all workers, including women, immigrant workers, people of colour, workers with disabilities, lebians and gay men, and part-time and casual workers.
  31. Organizing with Love: Lessons from the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Campaign
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Great organizing campaigns are like great love affairs. You begin to see life through a different lens. You change in unexpected ways. You lose sleep, but you also feel boundless energy. You develop new relationships and new interests. Your skin becomes more open to the world around you. Life feels different, and it’s almost like you’ve been reborn. And, most importantly, you begin to feel things that you previously couldn’t have even imagined are possible.
  32. Press Release: United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
    A report on United Electrics concern with the use of SIN numbers on identification tags at the General Electric plant in Peterborough, Ontario.
  33. Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  34. Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
  35. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  36. Resistance in China Today
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Cases of Resistance in China continue to grow. Protests both large and small are extremely frequent. These range from workers’ protests against unpaid wages and demands for labor rights to protests against corrupt officials and environmental abuses. While these struggles have often been brought to a swift end through repression, they have also frequently led to protestors being granted concessions.
  37. Respect, not restraints, for workers in Thailand's seafood industry
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A report on a year-long investigation into forced labour in the global seafood supply chain in Thailand.
  38. The Road to Wigan Pier
    Resource Type: Book
    George Orwell's investigation of an English working class community in the 1930s.
  39. Strategies for Canadian Economic Self-Reliance
    Resource Type: Book
  40. Strikes, List of
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The following is a list of deliberate absence from work related to specific working conditions (strikes) or due to general unhappiness with the political order (general strikes).
  41. Sweat and Struggle
    Working Class Struggles In Canada 1789 - 1899

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  42. A Troublemaker's Handbook
    How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
  43. United Nurses of Alberta
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  44. Workers' Councils
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1947
    Now the goal becomes distinct; opposite to the stronger domination by state-directed planned economy of the new capitalism stands what Marx called the association of free and equal producers. So the call for unity must be supplemented by indication of the goal: take the factories and machines; assert your mastery over the productive apparatus; organize production by means of workers' councils.

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