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  1. 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.
  2. After the Crash
    The Emergence of the Rainbow Economy

    Resource Type: Book
  3. Against All Odds
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1985
    The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless the whole edifice is in danger of collapse.
  4. 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.
  5. The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1952
    A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspaper4s, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
  6. America's Deadliest Export: Democracy
    The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America’s motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. William Blum, a leading non-mainstream chronicler of American foreign policy, argues that nothing could be further from the truth. Moreover, unless this fallacy is unlearned, and until people understand fully the worldwide suffering American policy has caused, we will never be able to stop the monster.
  7. Another Successful American Propaganda Effort
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    American political figures like to talk about "American Democracy". The truth is, there is no "American Democracy", it is something that our rulers like to foist upon the World stage much like parents like to tell their children about Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. It's fiction made in order to keep their "children" in line.
  8. Another World is Possible
    Globalization and Anti-capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
  9. An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
  10. Beyond the Fragments
    Feminism and the Making of Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
  11. Blocking Progress
    Consensus Decision Making In The Anti-Nuclear Movement

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1983
    Howard Ryan maintains that consensus is wrong in principle and in practice: "The problem is not so much that individuals are being irresponsible or somehow abusing the consensus process. The problem lies in giving individuals that kind of power in the first place. Consensus turns majority rule into minority rule. That's not democracy."
  12. Books for Burning
    Between Civil War and Democracy in 1970s Italy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
  13. Bound By Power
    Intended Consequences

    Resource Type: Book
    These essays focus on how power and ideology work within society. Interviews are with Noam Chomsky, Linda McQuaig, Robert Bertuzzi and others. They speak to the issues of the understanding of power and political dissent, the repression of dissent in post 9/11 media coverage and the war on terror.
  14. Bowling Alone
    The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the contradictory, to give a complete look at trends of community involvement and how increased social capital can benefit everybody.
  15. 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.
  16. Canada's Distorted Electoral System
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
  17. Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  18. Chomsky on MisEducation
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
  19. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  20. 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.
  21. The City in History
    Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
  22. Class Warfare
    Interviews with David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  23. The Common Good
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
  24. Communication for and Against Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
  25. 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.
  26. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  27. Consensus decision-making
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Article about the group decision making process known as consensus decision-making.
  28. Counter-Rhetoric
    Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2006
    This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around which this rhetoric swirls. It is both useful as a historical guide and as a tool for countering the prevailing divisive rhetoric. Whether challenging the concepts embedded in Zionism, the wars of the mid 20th century and the later occupation, or the Wall as security argument, this book gives a systematic alternative to the prevailing mantras and begins the process of changing the viewing of the conflict.
  29. The Crisis of Color and Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Essays attacking racist sterotypes and cynical arguments used by America's national leaders to obscure both the roots of today's social problems and their solutions.
  30. The Critique of Capitalist Democracy
    An Introduction to the Theory of the State in Marx, Engels, and Lenin

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
  31. 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.
  32. Democracy's Oxygen
    How Corporations Control the News

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Winter shows that far from providing "democracy's oxygen," the news media legitimize a fundamentally undemocratic system. Instead of keeping the public informated, news organizations manufacture public consent for policies which favour the corporate elite.
  33. Democratic Theory
    Essays in Retrieval

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  34. The Demonology School of Journalism
    Putin and the press

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every day in which he is personally stigmatized as a dictator, authoritarian, czar, 'former KGB operative' and Soviet-style ruler; anything but the repeatedly elected President of Russia.
  35. Destroying the Commons
    How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Our rights and liberties and under ever-increasing attack.
  36. Deterring Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  37. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  38. Diemer, Ulli
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
  39. Drawing the Line
    The Political Essays of Paul Goodman

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    Goodman stresses that massive, uncentered governments and huge, sprawling communities alientate the individual and force people to conform to the status quo rather than to what they are or might become.
  40. Drawing the Line
    A pamphlet

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1962
  41. Educating for a Change
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    For the authors of Ecuating for a Change, genuine democracy does not happen solely through our political and educational work. Democratic processes and practices are essential elements in achieving a truly participatory society. The books offers theory and practical tools for consciously applying the principles of democratic practice to daily work.
  42. Electoral reform will give us a voice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    The democratic case for electoral reform is fundamental, and to attack it
    as somehow a 'right wing' issue is a betrayal of the radical democratic tradition.
  43. The Encyclopedia of Censorship
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    This Encyclopedia concentrates primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, but it also covers events in Western and Eastern Europe and in parts of the Third World. The Encyclopedia is an accessible and wide-ranging sourcebook on censorship topics.
  44. Encyclopedia of Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
  45. 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.
  46. Every Cook Can Govern
    A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece: Its Meaning for Today

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1956
    Modern parliamentary democracy elects representatives and these representatives constitute the government. Before the democracy came into power, the Greeks had been governed by various forms of government, including government by representatives. The democracy knew representative government and rejected it. It refused to believe that the ordinary citizen was not able to perform practically all the business of government.
  47. 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.
  48. For Political Equality
    All citizens vote on all policies: 20th Century Power Politics and their 21st Century electronic alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    This book aims to motivate people to set up post-parliamentary direct democracy (DD) enabling all citizens to propose-debate-vote on all issues of society. Every citizen - one vote - on every issue of society. This political equality abolishes Power - the role of deciding on behalf of others - the main cause of violence and corruption in society. "To be" is not merely "to exist" but to decide all issues of one's life. Denying citizens' right to decide all issues of society reduces them to mere political pawns. All citizens have the right to decide all policies.
  49. Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada
    Third Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    See also CX2933.
  50. Globalization and the Decline of Social Reform
    Into the Twenty-First Century

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  51. The Great Turning
    From Empire to Earth Community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
  52. Greece again Can Save the West
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The 'Greek crisis' is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.
  53. Hal Draper on the Two Souls of Socialism
    Insights from Hal Draper

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    A comparison of socialism-from-below and socialism-from-above that considers Marx's struggle for socialism through liberal democracy.
  54. Tim Hector
    A Caribbean Radical's Story

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
  55. Hegemony or Survival
    America's Quest for Global Dominance

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Chomsky documents how, for more than half a century, the United States has been pursuing a grand imperial strategy with the aim of dominating the globe.
  56. 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.
  57. The Human Rights Handbook
    A Practical Guide To Monitoring Human Rights

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
  58. The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
  59. Imagine
    Living in a Socialist USA

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri di coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy. It features thirty-one essays by revolutionary thinkers and activists on various aspects of a new society and, crucially, on how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just.
  60. Imagine Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
  61. In Defence of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    On Jacques Berlinerblau's book How to Be Secular.
  62. Interview with Ulli Diemer
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
  63. The Joy of Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    Knabb says "What is needed, I believe, is a worldwide participatory-democracy revolution that would abolish both capitalism and the state. This is admittedly a big order, but I'm afraid that nothing less can get to the root of our problems. It may seem absurd to talk about revolution; but all the alternatives assume the continuation of the present system, which is even more absurd."
  64. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume I: State and Bureaucracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. Keep raising the issue of democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Socialists should keep hammering away at the issue of democracy.
  68. Keeping the Rabble in Line
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
  69. The Key to Happiness That No One -- Not Even the Happiness Gurus -- Are Discussing
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    There's just one pathway to happiness in which this deep, human need for power is given pride of place: democracy. By this I mean democracy as a living practice that enables us to have a real say in every dimension of our public lives, from school to workplace and beyond.
  70. The lessons we have learned
    Palestine & Iraq: Any Signs of Hope?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2002
    A speech on "the peace movement: lessons learned and the way forward." Henry Lowi argues that "There is no sign of hope, for the old prejudices and the old concepts, and there is no hope for the colonialists, and the supremacists, and the ethnic nationalists. There is hope for those who proclaim clearly, and organize diligently, for coexistence between Arabs and Jews under a democratic constitution that upholds human rights."
  71. Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
  72. Letters from Lexington
    Reflections on Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  73. 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.
  74. Looking for Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Instead of sitting on the sidelines congratulating ourselves on how wonderfully free and democratic we are, we should be pressing for a radical democratization of our own society.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. Marx on Democratic Forms of Government
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1974
    Marx's socialism (communism) as a political programme may be most quickly defined, from the Marxist standpoint, as the complete democratization of society, not merely of political forms. For Marx, the fight for democratic forms of government - democratization in the state - was a leading edge of the socialist effort; not its be-all and end-all but an integral part of it all.
  78. Marxism and Freedom
    From 1776 to Today

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Dunayevskaya argues that Marx's theory is the generalisation of the instinctive striving of the proletariat for a new social order, a truly human society.
  79. A Marxist History of the World part 14: The Greek Democratic Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Neil Faulkner looks at the radical participatory democracy which began in Athens between 510 and 506 BCE and spread to virtually every city-state in the Aegean.
  80. The Meaning of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Our democratic system: a safe election every four years or so in which voters choose between corporate-dominated parties whose policies are virtually indistinguishable on all fundamental issues.
  81. Media Think
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diverse perspectives on events and issues, the media portray an increasingly dogmatic and orthodox corporate picture of the world around us. The consistency with which they do this has its consequent, intended effect on public opinion and policy formation.
  82. The MegaCity Saga
    Democracy and Citizenship in This Global Age

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
  83. 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.
  84. The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen
    Democracy Under the Rule of Big Business

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    Dobbin argues that transnational corporations (TNG's) have power over every nation's government; they are not the good citizens they claim to be.
  85. Necessary Illusions
    Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control."
  86. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  87. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  88. The Next Liberation Struggle
    Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    An indispensable guide to understanding how the resources of that era can be used to contribute to real liberation for the region and for the continent of Africa as a whole.
  89. The No-Nonsense Guide to Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    Ths book explores how democracy is constricted and deformed by economic power-brokers and a self-serving political class.
  90. No platform or no democracy?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1996
    Rather than promoting themselves as vehicles for broadening access to discussion and debate, universities now seek to present themselves as highly regulated institutions in which students will be protected from unsolicited or offensive ideas.
  91. "Objectivity" and democracy are not compatible (book review)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
  92. On Democracy As A Good
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Is democracy good in itself? Exploring the impact of democracy during and after the Arab Spring.
  93. On Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
  94. One Vote for Democracy
    Consensus vs. democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
    Makes the case that the democratic model is better than the consensus model for activist group decision-making.
  95. Outbreaks of Democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2000
    For most of its history, democracy was seen as a degenerate mode of politics, much feared for its reliance on a populace seen as foolish and volatile. Yet since the adoption of representation in the eighteenth century, and the provision of an institutional place for democracy at the level of the state, we have laid to rest those dangerous images of noisy and volatile mobs, constant mass assemblies and endless inefficient talk. With the people being ruled by proxy, and periodically consenting to elite rule in elections, we have found a way to combine legitimacy with decency and viability.
  96. Parliament vs. the People
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
  97. 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 or ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  98. A People’s Manifesto: Let’s Roll Back Austerity and Claim Real Democracy!
    Urgent common priorities for a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the peoples of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities endanger social cohesion. Ecological destruction is worsening while acute humanitarian crises devastate the most affected countries.
  99. The Philosophy of Antonio Negri
    Resistance in Practice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
  100. Politics Past
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A collection of essays by Dwight Macdonald.
  101. Politics Without Politicians
    Resource Type: Article
    Citizens can - without representatives - run society by voting directly for policies rather than for politicians.
  102. Powers and Prospects
    Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  103. 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.
  104. Press for Conversion #43
    December 2000

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2000
  105. Press for Conversion #59
    September 2006

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2006
    A phony democracy – dominated by warlords, drug barons, oil industry representatives and World Bank administrators – has now been successfully imposed upon Afghanistan by the world's major military and economic powers, including Canada.
  106. Press for Conversion #60
    March 2007

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2007
    This issue of the magazine exposes ten ways in which Canada's Liberal government was complicit in aiding and abetting the 2004 coup d'état that ousted President Aristide's democratically-elected government and supporting the illegal, coup-installed regime that was responsible for two-year human rights catastrophe that followed.
  107. Press for Conversion #61
    September 2007

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2007
    The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) helped overthrow the democratically-elected government of Jean Bertrand Aristide in 2004. In the years prior to this US-led regime change, although Aristide and his Lavalas government were extremely popular among the country's poor citizens, CIDA drastically cut bilateral aid. CIDA then poured millions into extremely partisan Haitian groups that represented the interests of Haiti's corporate elite.
  108. Pretensions to Empire
    Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    Delves into the perversion of America's democratic legacy under George W. Bush, and makes the case for impeachment.
  109. The Privatization Putsch
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    According to Hardin, privatization is the expression of the ideology of a right wing, corporate agenda: business wants to gets its hands on public funds and politicians are more than willing to hand over publicly owned enterprises and public services to business friends, nearly always on terms that are immensely favourable to the corporations involved.
  110. Quelling The People
    The Military Suppression of The Beijing Democracy Movement

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    The author examines what happened on June 3, 1989 when students protested in Tiananmen Square.
  111. Radical Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    Lummis revives the meaning of democratic struggle and critques the economic and technological processes that have hindered its growth.
  112. Radical Digressions
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2010
    Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
  113. The Real World of Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
    Macpherson examines the rival ideas of democracy — the communist, Third World, and Western-liberal variants — and their impacts on one another.
  114. Red Emma Speaks
    Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
  115. 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.
  116. Renewing Socialism
    Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
  117. Revolution Re-Assessed
    Politics of Human Liberation

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1980
    The political objectives and beliefs of the Australian-based Libertarian Socialist Organisation.
  118. Rights and Liberties
    Introduction to Volume 9, Number 2, of the Connexions Digest (Rights & Liberties issue)

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1984
    Civil liberties and human rights appear as a key dimension in almost every other field of social justice and social change, but those who seek a freer and more just society cannot rely on the state to achieve their goals.
  119. Root & Branch: A Libertarian Marxist Journal, #7
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1978
    Articles on the class situation in Spain, authority and democracy in the United States, Marxism and Anarchism.
  120. Rosa Luxemburg
    Abridged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
  121. Rosa Luxemburg
    Selected Political Writings

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
  122. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  123. Rosa Luxemburg's Shock Doctrine
    The "Hideous Nakedness" of Imperial Wars

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Luxemburg's discussion regarding capitalism and democracy speaks to the world we live in today. Imperial war, she wrote, shows capitalism in 'all its hideous nakedness.' This bloody nakedness is not only essential to capitalist development, but depends on it. Indeed, it is the most cataclysmic and radical of all capitalist shocks.
  124. Ruling Canada
    Corporate Cohesion and Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
  125. The Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    The basic lesson of every great revolution, the law of its being, decrees: either the revolution must advance at a rapid, stormy, resolute tempo, break down all barriers with an iron hand and place its goals ever farther ahead, or it is quite soon thrown backward behind its feeble point of departure and suppressed by counter-revolution. To stand still, to mark time on one spot, to be contented with the first goal it happens to reach, is never possible in revolution. And he who tries to apply the home-made wisdom derived from parliamentary battles between frogs and mice to the field of revolutionary tactics only shows thereby that the very psychology and laws of existence of revolution are alien to him.
  126. Secrets, Lies and Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian.
  127. The Silent Revolution
    Media, Democracy, and the Free Trade Debate

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
  128. The Silent Takeover
    Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    A combination of globalisation and the growing power of major corporations is rendering democratic governments impotent for influencing key decisions that affect the lives of ordinary people.
  129. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
    Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  130. Socialism Democracy and Self-Management
    Political Essays

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    Essays by a long-time leader of the Trotskyist Fourth International on topics such as direct democracy and self-management.
  131. Socialism in Crisis?
    Canadian Perspectives

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1992
    Essays addressing questions such as What is the nature of socialism? How do gender and activism determine the socialist agenda? What is the essence of democracy under socialism?
  132. The Socialist Register 1974
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1974
  133. The Socialist Register 1985/1986
    Social Democracy and After

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
  134. The Socialist Register 1990
    The Retreat of the Intellectuals

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
    Essays on the retreat away from socialism and Marxism by Left or formerly Left intellectuals.
  135. Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
  136. The Spectre of Capitalism
    The Future of the World Economy After the Fall of Communism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  137. Street Level Democracy
    Political Settings at the Margins of Global Power

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    A wide-ranging book that traces the conflicts between global power and local action. People in farming communities, town mosques, city markets, and fishing communities suffer the effects of wrenching change and grapple with the politics of everyday life.
  138. The Struggle for Democracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    A sweeping illustrated survey of the growth of democracy, its heroes and heroines, its enemies, its failures and successes.
  139. Taking the Risk Out of Democracy
    Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    The twentieth-century history of corporate propaganda practiced by U.S. businesses and the ways in which such corporate propaganda was exported to, and adopted by, other western democracies especially the United Kingdom and Australia.
  140. Teaching for Democratic Citizenship
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  141. Tearing Down the Seven Pillars of Neoliberalism
    Manifesto 2007

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    With the beginning of the 1980s, we entered a new era of capitalism, the era of neoliberalism. This project systematically destroys all political, social and ecological restrictions for the activity of capital. Its methods are universally known: transformation of all relations into commodity relations, freedom of action for businesses and investors and expansion of the hunting area for transnational corporations over the whole planet.
  142. The Throes of Democracy
    Brazil since 1989

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
  143. The Two Souls of Socialism
    Socialism from Above vs. Socialism from Below

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1970
    It was Marx who finally brought the two ideas of socialism and democracy together, because he developed a theory which made the synthesis possible for the first time. The heart of the theory is this proposition: that there is a social majority which has the interest and motivation to change the system, and that the aim of socialism can be the education and mobilization of this mass-majority. This is the exploited class, the working class, from which comes the eventual motive-force of revolution. Hence, a socialism-from-below is possible, on the basis of a theory that sees the revolutionary potentialities in the broad masses, even if they seem backward at a given time and place. Marxism came into being in self-conscious struggle against the advocates of the Educational Dictatorship, the Savior-Dictators, the revolutionary elitists, the communist authoritarians, as well as the philanthropic dogooders and bourgeois liberals.
  144. The Tyranny of Structurelessness
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1970
    Contrary to what we would like to believe, there is no such thing as a "structureless" group. Any group of people of whatever nature that comes together for any length of time for any purpose will inevitably structure itself in some fashion. The structure may be flexible; it may vary over time; it may evenly or unevenly distribute tasks, power and resources over the members of the group. But it will be formed regardless of the abilities, personalities, or intentions of the people involved.
  145. Uncivil Obedience
    The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    How to push for social change without breaking the law.
  146. Unreliable Sources
    A Guide to Detecting Bias in the New Media

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Lee and Solomon argue that American news media censor actual current events. The reason being is that there is pressure from the Government and Corporations. The public must challenge the facts of both electronic and print media.
  147. Untying the Knot
    Resource Type: Book
  148. Urbanization Without Cities
    The Rise and Decline of Citizenship

    Resource Type: Book
    The author argues that there should be participatory democracy so there could be balance ecologically between city and country.
  149. 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.
  150. 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.
  151. What Uncle Sam Really Wants
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and paints a vivid picture of the realities faced by social movements.
  152. Who do we try to rescue today?
    Canada under corporate rule

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    A collection of essays discussing aspects of the role of corporations in late-20th-century Canada.
  153. Who Will Tell The People
    The Betrayal Of American Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    An exploration of the undermining of U.S. democracy, starting with the basic issues of who gets heard, who gets ignored, and why.
  154. 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.
  155. 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.
  156. Workplace Democracy
    A Guide to Workplace Ownership, Participation, and Self-Management Experiments in the US and Europe

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  157. Zimbabwe: One state, one faith, one lord
    Resource Type: Article
    The one-party system of Zimbabwe.

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