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    1. a Quadrature du Net and Reporters Without Borders: Recommendations on the right to be forgotten
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On the problems for the protection of freedom of expression and the right to information posed by the right to be removed from search engine results and, more broadly, the right to be forgotten. Privacy and freedom of expression are fundamental rights of equal value. Whenever one conflicts with the other, a balance must be reached under a judge’s authority because, as a matter of principle, one cannot be given more importance than the other.
    2. Aaronson, Trevor: The Sting: How the FBI Created a Terrorist
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Informant-led sting operations are central to the FBI’s counterterrorism program. Of 508 defendants prosecuted in federal terrorism-related cases in the decade after 9/11, 243 were involved with an FBI informant, while 158 were the targets of sting operations.
    3. Abbas, Ziad: Torturing and Jailing Palestinian Children
      Nightmare in the Occupied Territories
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      About 500-700 children are arrested by the Israeli occupation every year, according to Defense for Children International-Palestine. These children face a policy designed to kill their spirit and shut them down. It targets them physically and psychologically.
    4. Abbdelhadi, Magdi: Some popular fallacies about Islamism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Al-Qaeda and its most recent clone, the so-called "Islamic State" group, did not come about as a result of the invasion of Iraq or the civil war in Syria. It was born out of the unholy alliance between America and the Wahhabi zealots of Saudi Arabia to defeat communism and bring down the Soviet Union.
    5. Abbott, Dr. Lyman; Dickenson, Asa Don et. al.: The Guide to Reading
      Resource Type: Book
      In every home there ought to be books that are friends. In every day, at least in every week, there ought to be some time which can be spent in cultivating their friendship.
    6. Abbott, Jeff: Honduras: Garifuna communities resist eviction and theft of land
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Pristine beaches, clear Caribbean waters, coral reefs, fertile land ... such is the homeland of the Garifuna people, writes Jeff Abbott. It's so lovely that outsiders are desperate to seize ever more of their territory to develop for mass tourism, oil palm plantations, illicit drug production ... and the land grabs have the full support of Honduras military government, backed to the hilt by Uncle Sam.
    7. Abbott, Jeff: Indigenous Communities in Guatemala Fight Against the Privatization of Sacred Sites
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q'eqchi' Mayan communities surrounding the site. On February 8, tensions erupted and led to the occupation of the municipality building of Lanquín by over 200 members of the communities near the tourist attraction. Community members demanded the recuperation of the site. Since that day, residents have maintained management of the park.
    8. Abbott, Jeff: Indigenous Community Wins Land Rights Victory in Guatemala After 200 Years of Struggle
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Success is rare among indigenous peoples' struggles for land rights in Guatemala. But the nearly 300 Poqomchi' Maya families that make up the Primavera communities in the department of Alta Verapaz have just won a significant victory.
    9. Abelvik-Lawson, Helle: Batteries and renewables - believe the hype!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Discusses one of the biggest technological developments of our climate-stressed times: the large-scale storage of renewable energy.
    10. Abley, Mark: 'It's like bombing the Louvre'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Marie Smith Jones was the world's last Eyak speaker - by the time she died last week, she could use her mother tongue only in her dreams. But the loss of a language is not just a personal tragedy, it is a cultural disaster
    11. Abma, Sandra: Exhuming history: censored Jewish text brought to light by Library and Archives Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Words that were once lost to history have been brought into the light by book conservationists at Library and Archives Canada. The 16th-century collection of sermons were by a rabbi and philosopher who sought to keep the faith alive during a dark era of persecution and censorship, when Jews were facing possible expulsion from their homes if they did not convert to Christianity.
    12. Abraham: Here's What Shakespeare's Plays Sounded Like With Their Original English Accent
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In this short documentary, linguist David Crystal and his son, actor Ben Crystal, look at the differences between English pronunciation now and how it was spoken 400 years ago. They answer the most basic question you probably have right now — How do you know what it sounded like back then? — and they discuss the value of performing Shakespeare’s plays in the original accent…
    13. Abraham, Nabeel: Crossing Lines for Justice
      Against The Current vol. 107
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      The dreaded knock on the door came at mid-day when a colleague brought the news -- Edward Said died last night. For those who knew him, we lived with his illness for a dozen years the way a family lives with a doomed relative. The day would arrive when Edward's inimitable and redoubtable voice would be heard no more. It was a shock all the same.
    14. Abraham, Sara: Bhopal's Fight for Memory
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In December, 1984, unknown poisonous gases burst out from a Union Carbide pesticide plant located in a vicinity of the city of Bhopal in central India. The plant, scheduled for possible closure, was understaffed, not maintained adequately, and had already seen prior deaths from exposure to leaks.
    15. Abraham, Sara: Global Justice, What We Eat, Who We Are
      Against The Current vol. 92
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Sara Abraham interviews Harriet Friedmann, who has devoted more than two decades to understanding the international politics of food and agriculture and to building local food systems that can be sustainable, polycultural in all senses, and enhancing of democratic, participatory communities.
    16. Abrougui, Afef: Human Rights Protections Weaken as Tunisia Fights Terror
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Tunisian government is cracking down on civil and political rights as it fights a rise in Islamist insurgency, in the aftermath of the deadliest terror attack in the country's history.
    17. Abu-Jamal, Mumia: Water War Against the Poor: Flint and the Crimes of Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      If ever one wondered about the efficacy of a state government agency imposing officials on local governments, Flint has answered that question forever. In April, 2014, the state-appointed emergency manager, in order to save money, ordered that the city's water source be changed from Lake Huron to the notoriously polluted Flint River.
    18. Abubacker, Ershad: Mainstream Media And The Propaganda Machine
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Mainstream media, especially the American media plays a vital role in shaping the world public opinion.
    19. Abuimah, Ali: Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli settlers.
    20. Abulhawa , Susan: On Israel's colonial narrative
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
    21. Abunimah, Ali: "Gaza is a graveyard," sing joyful Israeli youths
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2014
      This video shows an Israeli mob actually singing in celebration of children’s deaths in the style of a soccer fans’ song: “In Gaza there’s no studying, No children are left there, Olé, olé, olé-olé-olé.”
    22. Abunimah, Ali: Video shows unprovoked, cold-blooded killing of Palestinian boys by Israeli forces
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      This shocking video shows the unprovoked, cold-blooded killings of two Palestinian teenagers, 17-year-old Nadim Siam Nuwara, and 16-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu al-Thahir on 15 May near Ofer military prison in the occupied West Bank city of Beitunia. Both boys were fatally shot with live ammunition.
    23. Abunimah, Ali: Why Is Benjamin Netanyahu Trying To Whitewash Hitler?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Benjamin Netanyahu has publicly asserted that Adolf Hitler had no intention of exterminating Europe's Jews until a Palestinian persuaded him to do it.
    24. Abusalama, Shahd: Watch: Al Jazeera’s "Massacre at Dawn" Gives Glimpse of Horror in Shujaiya
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Thinking that the footage contained in Massacre at Dawn is just a fraction of the horror makes it even worse. No wonder Israel prevented media from covering the brutality that our people endured there.
    25. Achanta, Pushpa: India's Indigenous Peoples organise to protect forests, waters and commons
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      India's neoliberal government is attempting the mass seizure of indigenous lands, commons and forests in order to hand them over for corporate exploitation with mines, dams and plantations. But tribal communities are rising up to resist the takeover, which is not only morally reprehensible but violates India's own laws and international human rights obligations.
    26. Acharya, Madhavi: Net's one place to go when you need to know
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      Use the Internet to find information - but don't use it as your only source, and don't automatically trust everything you read.
    27. Ackerman, Seth: American Jacobins
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In a recent broadside against the Occupy movement, Alexander Cockburn assailed, among other things, “the enormous arrogance which prompted the Occupiers to claim that they were indeed the most important radical surge in living memory. Where was the knowledge of, let alone the respect for, the past?”
    28. Ackerman, Seth: 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.
    29. Ackerman, Spencer; Ball, James: Optic Nerve
      Millions of Yahoo Webcam Images Intercepted by GCHQ
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.
    30. Ackerman, Spencer; Roberts, Dan: Obama defiant over NSA revelations ahead of summit with Chinese premier
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      President says oversight of NSA surveillance programme should be left to Congress in comments criticising media 'hype.'
    31. Ackerman, Spencer; Stafford, Zach; Guarino, Mark;Laughland, Oliver: "Gestapo" tactics at US police 'black site' ring alarm from Chicago to Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Politicians and rights groups call for inquiries into interrogations at Homan Square. Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces questions as top supporters examine abuse.
    32. ACRES U.S.A.: GMOs, Glyphosate & Tomorrow
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Any time you have a single gene in so many different crops, especially a gene that impacts the normal resistance and defense mechanism in the plant, and you spread that same vulnerability across so many plants, you should anticipate a high level of vulnerability.
    33. Acuna, Rodolfo: Criticism: An Abandoned Process
      Blame the Greeks!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The art of criticism is yet another casualty of television, the Internet and individualism. The objective of criticism should be to improve something. That is the only way that changes and transformations take place. Formal and informal criticisms have been the centerpiece of every advanced society.
    34. Acuna, Rodolfo: Lessons From the Working Class
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Acuna tries not to romanticize the working class, but he considers them his teachers.
    35. Acuna, Rodolfo: Why History Makes Us Important
      Back to Bachima
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      History has been important to me for as long as I can remember. As a child I loved hearing my relatives tell stories about the past. However, it was not until I was older that I realized that the stories meant something; they were key to understanding the present; and why we are what we are. As my awareness increased, I became serious about the past so serious that it often got me into trouble.
    36. Adam, Brad: Media Freedom
      You will be harrassed and detained
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      This report analyzes how the Chinese government is failing to fulfill its commitments to respect the reporting freedom of foreign correspondents during the period of the temporary regulations and is instead continuing to subject foreign reporters to detention, harassment, and intimidation. It also examines how the Chinese government maintains a stranglehold on the activities of domestic journalists.
    37. Adams, Tim: Collectors on the edge
      The influence of Kew Gardens reaches far. In the heart of Botswana, meet the leaders of the Millenium Seed Bank Project
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The Millenium Seed Bank Project is an international botanical project to collect and study 10% of the world's plant species.
    38. Adams, Tim: Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      An interview with the current head of Google Search, discussing some of the thought processes behind the current functionality of 'search' and some of its possibilites for the future.
    39. Adams, Tim: Jamie Oliver: 'Tell me Mr Gove, Mr Lansley. How can we stop Britain being the most unhealthy country in Europe?'
      In the 10 years since opening his Fifteen restaurant, Jamie Oliver's campaigns have gone global. But his passion to improve British schools
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Jaime Oliver continues in his challenge to the educate people on healthy eating, with or without the British government's aid.
    40. Adams, Tim: Look back in joy: the power of nostalgia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Long considered a disorder, nostalgia is now recognised as a powerful tool in the battle against anxiety and depression. Researchers prove that looking back can improve the outlook for today and tomorrow.
    41. Adams, Tim: Why anger is all the rage
      The internet has made critics of us all. But why do so many commenters exploit the anonymity of chatrooms to promote hatred.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Anonymity in the online community has its proponents and detractors, the author interviews the founder of wikipedia and a facebook employee about the importance of moderation in social media. He comes to the conclusion that many of the extremist opinions espoused online would not be published if their authors had to attach them to their names.
    42. Adetunji, Jo: The chemical dangers in food packaging
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The long-term effects of synthetic chemicals used in packaging, food storage and processing food could be damaging our health, scientists have warned.
    43. Adriaensens, Dirk: 2013: Another Year Of Slaughter In Iraq Claims The Lives Of At Least 21 Media Professionals
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In Iraq , at least 404 media professionals have been killed since the US invasion in 2003, among them 374 Iraqis, according to The B Russell Tribunal statistics. The impunity in Iraq is far worse than anywhere else in the world.
    44. Agence France-Presse: Outrage as plant bosses acquitted over fatal toxic spill in Hungary
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Prosecutors had demanded prison terms for those on trial after alumina works disaster killed 10 and wrecked villages.
    45. Agorist, Matt: Police Taser and Beat Innocent Disabled Vet, Hold Quadriplegic Wife at Gunpoint, Demand She Stand
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Mr. and Mrs. Hayes filed a lawsuit against the Delaware state police for raiding their home. Officers were looking for their nephews, who faced a charge for possession of the drug paraphernalia.
    46. Agren, David: In Mexico, reporters struggle to cover unrest over missing students
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Students have been kidnapped and mass graves have been uncovered but, with all the self-censorship of domestic journalists, Mexico will soon forget.
    47. Aguirre, Carmen: Steven Galloway is Innocent Until Proven Guilty
      Everyone is owed due process
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Yes, far too often women who are sexually assaulted are disbelieved. Which is why I understand and see the reasoning behind the "I Believe Women" slogan. It is a powerful statement. It is a strong political position. It is a rhetorical tool, but is not an actual, automatic truth. If we see it as such, it is an inherently tyrannical position that has historically been used to imprison and murder poor men of colour and Indigenous men. For these reasons I much prefer "I Listen to Women."
    48. Ahmed, Nafeez: Armed robbery in Gaza - Israel, US, UK carve up the spoils of Palestine's stolen gas
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israel desperately covets Gaza's gas as a 'cheap stop-gap' yielding revenues of $6-7 billion a year, writes Nafeez Ahmed. But first Hamas must be 'uprooted' from Gaza, and Fatah bullied into cutting off its talks with Russia's Gazprom.
    49. Ahmed, Nafeez: Gaza: Israel's $4 billion gas grab
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The purpose of Israel's escalating assault on Gaza is to control the Territory's 1.4 trillion cubic feet of gas - and so keep Palestine poor and weak, gain massive export revenues, and avert its own domestic energy crisis. If Palestinians develop their own gas resources, the resulting economic transformation could in turn fundamentally increase Palestinian clout.
    50. Ahmed, Nafeez: Global water crisis causing failed harvests, hunger, war and terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The world is already experiencing water scarcity driven by over-use, poor land management and climate change. If we fail to respond to the warnings before us, major food and power shortages will soon afflict large parts of the globe.
    51. Ahmed, Nafeez: How the CIA made Google
      Inside the secret network behind mass surveillance, endless war, and Skynet - Part 1
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      How the United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA, Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain "information superiority.'
    52. Ahmed, Nafeez: Palestine is not an environment story
      How I was censored by The Guardian for writing about Israel's war for Gaza's gas
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      After writing for The Guardian for over a year, my contract was unilaterally terminated because I wrote a piece on Gaza that was beyond the pale.
    53. Ahmed, Nafeez: War crime: NATO deliberately destroyed Libya's water infrastructure
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya. Since then, the country's water infrastructure has only deteriorated further.
    54. Aima, Khosa: Women and the Pakistani Left: Can the Awami Workers’ Party imagine a new basis for struggle in the cause of women’s liberation?
      Can the Awami Workers’ Party imagine a new and more concrete basis for struggle in the cause of women’s liberation?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      “We condemn the co-option of the question of women’s emancipation by neo-liberal forces through the de-contextualized celebration of Women’s Day as another opportunity to further the neo-liberal development agenda.”
    55. Ainger, Katharine: In Spain they are all indignados nowadays
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The indignado protests that flared up two years ago have become a Spanish state of mind.
    56. Aitchison, John: Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
    57. Aitchison,John: Connecting with nature through wildlife, place and memory
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Some of us are fortunate enough to have close relationships with the nature around us. But what about everyone else? We must find ways to make people feel like old friends with wildife near and far, and feel that their wild homes and habitats are extensions of our own. And hence, that they are as deserving of our care as human neighbours - if not more so.
    58. Al Hussaini, Amira: Bahrain Court Upholds Six Month Sentence Against Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab Over Tweet
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Nabeel Rajaba has been sentenced to prison for a tweet accusing the Bahrain security agencies for incubating ISIS combatants.
    59. Al Musawi, Batool: Bahrain's Government Continues to Strangle Dissent Five Years After Uprising Began
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Five years after the eruption of what came to be known as the "Arab Spring" protests that spilled over from Tunisia, Bahrain's regime continues to lock up opposition leaders, sending a message of its refusal to reform or change.
    60. al-Gharbi, Musa; McNeil, St: 'Flooding the Zone' with Bullshit on Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      In recent weeks, the Obama Administration has been embarked on a massive propaganda campaign they call “flooding the zone.” We hope to provide the most direct and systematic refutation of the Administration’s case for war in Syria.
    61. Al-Jurf, Soha: The Semantics of Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      A mental construct has been created in which the State of Israel is an entity that is under constant attack. By terrorists. Who, irrefutably, must be eradicated. Their actions are somewhat irrelevant. Whether they are school children, passing through checkpoints, or citizens from other countries bringing medicine and food to Gaza, Israel will garner an astonishing degree of unconditional national and international support for harming them if they call them terrorists.
    62. Al-Khalili, Jim: Remember what we owe to Arab science
      It's time to herald the Arabic science that prefigured Darwin and Newton
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      In an era of intolerance, the West needs to appreciate the fertile scholarship that flowered with Islam.
    63. Albanese, Francesca: The deafening silence around the Hamas proposal for a 10-year truce
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Western media have ignored the proposal from Hamas and Islamic Jihad for a 10-year-truce on the basis of 10 - very reasonable - conditions.
    64. Albert, Michael: What Makes Alternative Media Alternative?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Having avidly consumed and helped conceive and produce alternative media for decades, I
      am tired of how vague we are on these issues.
    65. ALBERTS, Rev. Williams: Evil Takes the High Road
      Wrapping a Policy of Global Domination in the American Flag
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      No heavens for those who live in one of the Muslim countries in which the United States is waging its preemptive global “war on terrorism.”
    66. Aldabbour, Belal: Israel spraying toxins over Palestinian crops in Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Khan Younis, Gaza Strip - On January 7, 2016, a low-flying agricultural aircraft sprayed herbicides on to Palestinian farmlands along the eastern border, eradicating or damaging up to 162 hectares of crops and farmland along the Israeli border fence. The sprayed areas belong to Israel's unilaterally imposed and poorly delineated "buffer" or "no-go zone".
    67. Alexander, Anne: ISIS and counter-revolution: towards a Marxist analysis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The article analyzes ISIS from a Marxist perspective and explores the Iraqi context in which ISIS first set down roots. Alexander further examines the interaction between the defeat of the Syrian Revolution and the consolidation of Nouri al-Maliki's authoritarian rule in Iraq.
    68. Alexander, Samuel: 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.
    69. Alexandrov, Nick: Honduras and Mexico: Open Season for Journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Washington has long been at the forefront of an effort to promote cultural devastation, targeting journalists, artists, and independent thinkers more generally. This cultural ruin is a predictable consequence of U.S. support for repressive regimes.
    70. Alexandrov, Nick: The Pentagon's New Plan to Confront Latin America's Pink Tide
      Panetta Down South
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was in Uruguay recently, where he spoke of the need to strengthen the southern hemisphere’s police forces. This proposed policy has a precedent, almost unknown in this country, but potentially indicative of what awaits Latin American governments willing to cooperate with their northern neighbor’s defense establishment.
    71. Alexandrov, Nick: Should Russia Attack Colombia?
      Another Case for Military Action
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Debating the case on whether Putin should or should not attack Columbia. Will Russia follow the example of the US?
    72. Alexandrov, Nick: U.S. Elites
      The Original Gangsters
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Donald Trump is at home in the underworld. Tom Robbins writes that the de facto GOP nominee "has encountered a steady stream of mob-tainted offers that he apparently couldn't refuse" in his decades in business. He "worked with mob-controlled companies and unions" while building his empire, the Washington Post reports. So the man has presidential cred. U.S. elites, since the colonial era, have shown contempt for the law: if they weren't ignoring their own codes, they were violating those of other nations or international statutes, or partnering with avowed outlaws. It's not clear, in other words, what distinguishes politicians and businessmen from career criminals.
    73. Ali, Tariq: Hugo Chávez and me
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Tariq Ali's thoughts on how Hugo Chavez, the late president of Venezuela, will be remembered by his supporters as a lover of literature, a fiery speaker and a man who fought for his people and won.
    74. Ali, Tariq: Maximum Horror
      Where One Feeds on the Other
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It was a horrific event. It was condemned in most parts of the world and most poignantly by many cartoonists. Those who planned the atrocity chose their target carefully. They knew that such an act would create the maximum horror. It was quality, not quantity they were after. The response will not have surprised or displeased them.
    75. Ali, Tariq: On Buddhist Fundamentalism
      Hollywood, Please Take Note
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 8—10,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS — Bodu Bala Sena: the most active and pernicious of Buddhist fundamentalist groups that have sprouted in Sinhala strongholds throughout the island— are on the rampage again.
    76. Ali, Tariq: Where has all the rage gone?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      In 1968, fury at the Vietnam war sparked protests and uprisings across the world: from Paris and Prague to Mexico. Tariq Ali considers the legacy 40 years on.
    77. Ali, Tariq; Creston, Davis: Greece and the Future of European Democracy
      Disfunction in the Eurozone
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Interview with Tariq Ali, author of "The Extreme Center: A Warning". Discussion addresses the current economic situation in Greece and the European Union's role in it.
    78. Alimardani, Mahsa: Iranians Coordinate a Global Event to Support the Iranian Nuclear Deal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A group of ten to fifteen people dressed in Israeli Defence Force (IDF) t-shirts and waving Canadian, Israeli and IDF flags slowly encircled a large group of Iranians holding posters reading "#SupportIranDeal" and "we choose peace".
    79. Alimardani, Mahsa: Stuxnet-Like Digital Attack on Iran Nuclear Talks May Have Come from Israel, Security Researchers Say
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Moscow-based technical security company Kaspersky Lab last week revealed evidence of a new cyber attack on both its own network and those of several European hotels that hosted nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) last year.
    80. Allam, Hisham: Why I quit my job as an investigations editor in Egypt
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Hisham Allam is an award-winning investigative reporter based in Cairo. He was an investigative editor for the El-Watan newspaper, but the recent crackdown on the Egyptian press has taken a toll on his freedom to report the truth. In this Secrets of the Masters interview, he describes his groundbreaking coverage of the Egyptian revolution and explains why he recently quit his job.
    81. Allam, Zaheer: Fighting King Coal in Indian Ocean paradise
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A $395 million coal fired power station is planned for Mauritius - bulldozed aver the wishes of the population, official advice and the environment ministry.
    82. Allan , Susan: Utopia: A confronting but politically flawed documentary
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Utopia, the latest documentary by veteran journalist and filmmaker John Pilger has shown at selected venues across Australia with a television screening on SBS. The feature-length work, which exposes shocking social conditions in Australia’s remote indigenous communities, opened last November in Britain to mostly praiseworthy reviews.
    83. Allardice, Lisa: A reputation built on quiet regret
      A rare interview with William Trevor
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Interview with the short story writer William Trever on the themes of guilt, regret, sadness and faith in his oeuvre.
    84. Allen, Gene: Ribbon of Type
      Making National News: A History of Canadian Press
      Resource Type: Book
      Published: 2013
      Thanks to the books of Pierre Berton, the nineteenth-century struggle to build a railway to the Pacific and unite a new nation is well-known. Making National News explores a nation-building exercise that was perhaps even more crucial -- the establishment of a wire service to deliver news from coast to coast.
    85. Allsup, Kim: Share if You Think Every School Should Have a Year-Round Organic Gardening Program!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A few years ago the children at our school grew, harvested and, ultimately, ate a giant, two-pound carrot. Our organic gardening program at the Waldorf School of Cape Cod has come a long way since then. We now have a unheated hoop house and a program where middle school gardeners lead first through fifth graders as they learn to build soil, plant, transplant, tend, water and harvest food year round. Our harvests are transformed by our school chef into amazing meals served at lunch.
    86. Almeyra, Guillermo: Hugo Chávez and the Crisis of the Dependent Countries: Nationalism, Populism & Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      THE SMASHING ELECTORAL triumph of Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chávez, previously imprisoned because of his participation in a failed military coup against the government of Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez provoked diverse reactions and much confusion.
    87. Alpervitz, Gar; Flanders, Laura: Laura Flanders talks to Gar Alperovitz about What Then Must We Do?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Alperovitz says we may be witnessing the prehistory of the next American Revolution.
    88. Altalebi, Lamees: Google's upcoming Allo messaging app is 'dangerous', Edward Snowden claims
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Using Google's upcoming messaging app is "dangerous", according to Edward Snowden. In a tweet, the whistleblower advised against using Allo, the search giant’s latest app, saying: "Google's decision to disable end-to-end encryption by default in its new Allo chat app is dangerous, and makes it unsafe. Avoid it for now."
    89. Alternative Information Center (AIC): Palestinians' access to water in 2015
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Thirsting for Justice finds that Palestinians' access to water was worse in 2015 than in 1995 due to Israel’s discriminatory water regime.
    90. Amandla!: Nelson Mandela
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Mandela was not alone. The struggle to liberate South Africa was a collective effort. Moreover it was the power of the most downtrodden, the workers in the factories, the poor in the community, working class women and youth that brought the Apartheid government, if not completely to its knees – at least to negotiate the terms of the end of their racist system.
    91. Ames, Michael: The Awakening
      Ron Paul's generational movement
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Article on the upsurge of THE movement that Ron Paul (from the Republican Party) initiated. This 'Awakening' is characterized for its emphasis on peace and liberty.
    92. Ames, Michael: Captive Market
      Why we won't get prison reform
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The American prison system isn't broken; it's working exactly as designed. Seven million people may find their lives constrained, but according to the metrics that make America hum, their time served is also value added. Critics who mistake mass incarceration for a failure of social justice are oblivious to a stronger governing principle: Criminal justice is a business, and business is good.
    93. Amireh, Amal: Arab Women Writers' Problems and Prospects
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Arab critics, particularly those situated in the Arab world, are viewed with suspicion, especially when they are men writing about women. If they don't write about Arab women writers, they are chastised for ignoring them. If they do, they are accused of attempting to "contain" and "marginalize" them.
    94. Anangwa, Eugene: Media freedom must include access to information
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Journalists can't do their work if they are prevented from accessing information, including attending public events involving important officials, writes Eugene Anagwa in The New Times. Government officials are too quick to censor the information by refusing to co-operate with journalists.
    95. Anderson, Kevin: Talks in the city of light generate more heat
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Rather than relying on far-off negative-emissions technologies, Paris needed to deliver a low-carbon road map for today.
    96. Anderson, Mitchell: Harper's Worst Offense against Refugees May Be His Climate Record
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Middle East drought between 2006 and 2011 was without precedent since modern record keeping, killing over 80 per cent of livestock and driving up local food prices. Already poor populations had to contend with higher temperatures that dried soil and failed rains during the normally wet season due to weaker winds from the Mediterranean. A key long-term driver of this unfolding humanitarian catastrophe is climate change. And on that front, Canada’s record of contributing to this crisis is far more significant than our wretched record so far in resettling Syrian refugees.
    97. Anderson, Tim: Hypocrisy over Cuba's 'political prisoners'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Political prisoners and Cuba can be a confusing mix, in our time of mass propaganda. Three groups have attracted international attention over the past decade.
    98. Anderson, William L.: The Railroading of Tonya Craft
      A New Wave of Prosecutorial Hysteria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      As we have seen countless times before, the media always is ready to run over the cliff with the prosecutors, and no matter how many times the prosecution is discredited, there always is another reporter ready to serve as a PR mouthpiece for a dishonest state official. And it always will be that way, for like the Bourbons, the media learn nothing, and they forget nothing.
    99. Andersson, Hilary: Uganda's lost innocents
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
    100. Andersson, Ruben: Time to Unfence our view of Migration
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Instead of pretending that fence-building will solve anything, it is high time that we 'unfence' our views of migration. On the one hand, this means seeking other, more humane responses to human movement, including orderly refugee resettlement. On the other, it means not seeing migration as a self-contained 'problem' in need of a security response - but rather as an intrinsic part of a world inexorably on the move.
    101. Andre, Aletta: Being African in India: 'We are seen as demons'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      After a year in India, Zaharaddeen Muhammed, 27, knows enough Hindi to understand what bander means. Monkey. But it isn't even the daily derogatory comments that make him doubt his decision to swap his university in Nigeria for a two-year master's degree programme in chemistry at Noida International University. Nor is it the questions about personal hygiene, the unsolicited touching of his hair or the endless staring. It is his failure to interact with Indian people on a deeper level.
    102. Anfinson, Graeme: A Short History of the Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party
      Challenging the Two Parties of Capital
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Minnesota’s Farmer-Labor Party was the most successful labor party in United States history. The Minnesota Farmer-Labor Association, a grouping of associated unions and farmers, provided the organic connection between labor and the party.
    103. Angiwn, Julia; McGinty, Tom: Sites Feed Personal Details To New Tracking Industry
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The largest U.S. websites are installing new and intrusive consumer-tracking technologies on the computers of people visiting their sites—in some cases, more than 100 tracking tools at a time. The tracking files are the leading edge of a new industry of data-gatherers who are in effect establishing a new business model for the Internet: one based on intensive surveillance of people to sell data about, and predictions of, their interests and activities, in real time.
    104. Angola 3 News: Razor Wire, Prison Cells, And Black Panther Robert H. King's Life of Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An interview with filmmaker Ron Harpelle.
    105. Angola 3 News: Terrorism, COINTELPRO, And The Black Panther Party
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
    106. Angus, Ian: Fantasy technology won't stop climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Climate negotiators are promising 'negative emissions' using a risky and unproven technology called BECSS. It's the wrong way to go.
    107. Angus, Ian: Five Challenges for Ecosocialists in 2008
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      Ecosocialism is not separate from the existing left and green movements, and it is not a structured movement on its own. Rather, it is a current of thought within existing socialist and green-left movements, seeking to win ecology activists to socialism and to convince socialists of the vital importance of ecological issues and struggles.
    108. Angus, Ian: Global inequality, illustrated, described, explained
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Global inequality depitcted through images and quotes.
    109. Angus, Ian: Global Wealth Inequality, Illustrated
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2013
      A video for those who think capitalism is the way to end poverty.
    110. Angus, Ian: Planetary Crisis: We are not all in this together
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Liberal environmentalists insist that we are all passengers on Spaceship Earth, sharing a common fate and a common responsibility for the ship's safety. In reality, a handful of Spaceship Earth's passengers travel first-class, in plush air-conditioned cabins with every safety feature, including reserved seats in the very best lifeboats. The majority are herded into steerage, exposed to the elements, with no lifeboats at all. Armed guards keep them in their place.
    111. Angus, Ian: Recovering our history: 'Eco-Socialism in a Nutshell'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A pamphlet that introduced the coming together of greens and reds in comic strip form.
    112. Angus, Ian: Will climate chaos reign in the Anthropocene?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      To judge by many accounts of climate change, the twenty-first century will gradually become a warmer, stormier, and less biodiverse version of the twentieth. There's an unspoken assumption that the Anthropocene will be less pleasant than the Holocene, but not fundamentally different, and that the transition will be smooth.
    113. Angus, Ian; Riddell, John: Key to the Leap: Leave the oil in the soil
      Movement Building
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Ian Angus and John Riddell argue that using the Leap Manifesto as the basis for building a new socialist movement in Canada must include confronting the climate crisis and the power of Big Oil.
    114. Angwin, Julia: An Online Tracking Device That’s Virtually Impossible to Block
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
    115. Angwin,Julia; Tigas,Mike: Zombie Cookie: The Tracking Cookie That You Can’t Kill
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      An online ad company called Turn is using tracking cookies that come back to life after Verizon users have deleted them. The information retrieved contains customers' habits on their smartphones and tablets.
    116. Annis, Roger: The Canadian Election and the Global Climate Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The environmental stands of all the main parties in this election amount to climate change denial.
    117. Annis, Roger: Federal police and New Brunswick government assault First Nations anti-fracking protest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The RCMP launched a violent assault on a blockade protest against shale gas fracking in New Brunswick.
    118. Annis, Roger: New headaches for tar sands pipeline proponents as oil fouls Vancouver harbour
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A bad turn of events for the local environment and for some of the oil barons targeting their entire planet in their climate-wrecking plans. That's an apt summary of the oil spill that has fouled the beaches and harbour of Vancouver BC beginning on April 8, 2015.
    119. Annis, Roger: State of Emergency in Crimea
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Late on November 21, 2015, right-wing extremists in Ukraine severed the four electricity lines which transmit electricity from Ukraine to Crimea. The terrorist attacks, using explosives, cut domestic electricity service to much of Crimea's population of 2.3 million.
    120. Annis, Roger: Toronto Star Supports the Perpetrators of War Crimes in Ukraine
      Crazed Warmongers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Toronto Star has distinguished itself for supporting the fundraising projects of Ukraine's extreme-right parties and militias.
    121. Annis, Roger: Western Media Responds to Latest Ukrainian Sabotage of Crimea
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the country and its economy are hopelessly mired in corruption.
    122. Anonymous: Rallying to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Despite uncomfortably cold weather in Washington, DC the February 17 mobilization to stop the Keystone XL Alberta-U.S. tar sands pipeline drew a crowd conservatively estimated at over 20,000.
    123. Antoaneta Bezlova: CHINA: News of Ethnic Strife Skirts Chinese Censors
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The story of ethnic strife engulfing Xinjiang may have been relegated to the inner pages of the country#s state-controlled newspapers, but this time, the government could barely suppress the outflow of information.
    124. Anwar, Yasmin: Lower classes quicker to show compassion in the face of suffering
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Researchers have found that people in the lower socio-economic classes are more physiologically attuned to suffering, and quicker to express compassion than their more affluent counterparts. By comparison, individuals in the upper middle and upper classes were less able to detect and respond to the distress signals of others.
    125. Appleton, Josie: Freedom of speech, assembly, protest? All are nixed by new police powers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      UK police now have free rein to create 'dispersal zones' in public places, writes Josie Appleton. This allows them to exclude people for anything from street drinking to looking suspicious, being homeless, protesting, or merely 'congregating'. This represents a serious breach of our Common Law and Magna Carta rights.
    126. Appleton, Josie: Public space - we must defend our freedoms!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Laws handing sweeping new powers to police and private security to restrict access to Britain's public space will extinguish the diversity of civic life. Time for us to rediscover and defend our freedoms.
    127. Araby,Al: Netanyahu goes nuclear ... now wait for the fallout
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has spent years trying to convince the international community and Israelis that Tehran is racing towards building a nuclear bomb, when evidence presented by his own spies show the opposite.

    128. Araujo, Rui: There are no bad sources, only incompetent reporters
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      There is no democracy without efficient institutions and too many journalists passively accept this state, says Portuguese investigative journalist and "troublemaker" Rui Araujo.
    129. Arbuckle, Alex Q.: 1965-1975 Another Vietnam
      Unseen images of the war from the winning side
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Many famous images of the war were taken by Western photographers and news agencies, working alongside American or South Vietnamese troops.But the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had hundreds of photographers of their own, who documented every facet of the war under the most dangerous conditions.
    130. Arbuthnot, Felicity: The Hijacking of the Marianne by "The Pirates of the Mediterranean"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In the early hours of the morning (local time) of June 29th, three Israeli Navy ships intercepted and hijacked a Swedish flagged ship, the Marianne av Göteborg on route to Gaza in the State of Palestine.
    131. Arbuthnot, Felicity: Iraq's greatest danger yet: collapse of 'world's most dangerous dam'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      As if Iraq has not suffered enough under Saddam Hussein, the vicious UN sanctions regime, the US-UK occupation and the depradations of Daesh, a new threat looms that could kill a million people or more, and destroy Baghdad and a string of other cities along the Tigris river. The porous rocks beneath the Mosul dam are dissolving away and the entire edifice could collapse at any moment, releasing 11 cubic kilometres of water.
    132. Arbuthnot, Felicity: Russia's Fantasy "Stray Missiles," America's Real Ones
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Even to those who do not watch closely it has to be apparent that Washington's vast disinformation machine is finally out of control, seriously awry, or desperate.
    133. Archer, Mike: Ordering the vegetarian meal? There’s more animal blood on your hands
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The author contends that published figures suggest that, in Australia, producing wheat and other grains results in: at least 25 times more sentient animals being killed per kilogram of useable protein, more environmental damage, and a great deal more animal cruelty than does farming red meat.
    134. Arewa, Olufunmilayo: Africa: Cultural Appropriation - When 'Borrowing' Becomes Exploitation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The idea of "cultural appropriation" has recently entered mainstream debates about the ways in which African cultural creations are used, borrowed and imitated by others. In fashion, art, music and beyond, some people now argue that certain African cultural symbols and products are off-limits to non-Africans.
    135. Arguedas Ortiz, Diego: Costa Rica's Energy Nearly 100 Percent Clean
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Arguedas Ortiz describes how Cost Rica's energy supply is based almost totally on clean sources.
    136. Arkin, M. William: Loitering With Intent
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Government propaganda, the news media, and Hollywood movies characterize drones almost exclusively as high-flying hunter-killers and all-seeing information machines. In fact, more than 90 percent of the world's drones are small, short-range, and unarmed. Only about 5 percent of the drones operated by the U.S. government are as large as manned airplanes. Predators, which garner so much of the public’s attention, make up an even smaller subset -- there are just a few hundred worldwide.
    137. Armbruster-Sandoval, Ralph: Labor Organizing in a Lean World: Workers of the World Unite? - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Workers in A Lean World. Unions in the International Economy by Kim Moody (Verso, 1997). Paperback $20.
    138. Armbruster-Sandoval, Ralph: A Rejoinder
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      I ENJOYED READING Kim Moody's reply and hope that other folks get involved in this crucial debate. My own viewpoint is that "globalization" has dramatically undermined the leverage and bargaining position of workers and labor unions in developed and developing nations.
    139. Armentano, Paul: 5 Things the Corporate Media Don't Want You to Know About Cannabis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Recent scientific reports suggest that pot doesn't destroy your brain, that it doesn't cause lung damage like tobacco -- but you won't hear it in the corporate media.
    140. Armstrong, Karen: The spread of Wahhabism, and the West's responsibility to the world
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In 2013, the European Union declared Wahhabism the main source of global terrorism. But it's not just a "Middle East problem"; it is our problem, too.
    141. Aronoff, Kate: Making Green Jobs Good Jobs
      Unions organize the clean energy sector
      Resource Type: Article
      Jobs versus the environment -- it's an old dilemma that pits unions seeking work for their members against activists rallying against projects like the Keystone XL. An expanding renewable energy sector might provide a way out of this quandary. Solar and wind energy projects can put people to work without imperiling the planet. But will these jobs be friendly to workers, as well as the environment?
    142. Arraf, Jane: Young Iraqis hope the Written Word can Reinvigorate a New Generation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An informal lending library uses literary heritage to remind young Baghdadis they don't need to emigrate to escape daily travails.
    143. Arria, Michael: 21 States Will Take Away Your Driver's License If You Can't Pay Your College Loans, But Activists Are Fighting Back
      A grassroots project in Montana is a blueprint for activism across the country
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Thanks to the work of local organizers pressuring lawmakers, Montana residents will no longer have their drivers licenses suspended if they fall behind on their student loan payments. This April, a Montana law that allowed the state to revoke licenses for that infraction was scrapped. However, in at least 21 states, similar laws remain on the books.
    144. Arthur, Charles: Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Move means pictures could be used in advertising, with all payments going to social media giant.
    145. Arthur, Charles: Hackers stole personal information of up to 70 million people, says Target
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Theives may have stolen customers' credit and debit card information and made unauthorized charges over the holiday season.
    146. Arthur, Charles: Why do the Tories want to hide who owns British land?
      Selling off the Land Registry could lead to an increase in house prices as a private monopoly hoards information on property sales
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Like an embarrassed child trying to hide a broken lamp behind a curtain, Sajid Javid last Thursday, hours before the Easter break, sneaked out the news that the government wants to privatise the Land Registry. Perhaps he hoped nobody would notice.
    147. Article 19: ARTICLE 19 to UN Watchdog: Whistleblowers and Journalists' Sources must be protected
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      ARTICLE 19 has responded to the call for comment on the protection of journalists' sources and whistleblowers, made by the UN special rapporteur on the right to freedom of expression.
    148. Article 19: On Atena Farghadani and the longstanding repression of artistic expression in Iran
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It all started with a harmless political cartoon posted on Facebook. What followed was extreme retaliation to say the least; imprisonment, and physical abuse. Unfortunately, this is not an extraordinary story for artists in Iran.
    149. Ash, Timothy Garton: The Stasi could only dream of such data
      Britain, the birthplace of liberalism, has become the database state
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      As technology increases the flow of stored data about individual actions, assurances of the "right to informational self-determination" must be hard won from governments. Government surveillance of citizens has become an accepted 'counter-terrorism' measure.
    150. Asosiasaun Jornalista Timor Lorosa’e: Media freedom and regulation in Timor Leste
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      While free speech and press is legally free in East-Timor, every journalist knows that true freedom is nowhere to be seen. Journalists are regularly beaten, intimidated and regulated by the upper class.
    151. Aspden, Rachel: Generation Revolution
      How Egypt's military state betrayed its youth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      An account of the violent end of the Islamic youth uprising in Cairo and the treatment of the movement by the military and populace in its aftermath.
    152. Assange, Julian: The Truth Will Always Win
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government". The swirling storm around WikiLeaks today reinforces the need to defend the right of all media to reveal the truth.
    153. Asséo, Henriette: Gypsies who went nowhere
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The EU misclassification of Roma as inherently itinerant has done considerable, and continuing, damage to groups of often deeply rooted people.
    154. Associated Press: Louisiana prisoner released after 41 years in solitary
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Herman Wallace, who is dying of cancer, endured long legal battles after his 1972 murder conviction.
    155. Astephen,Lynaya: How do you stop a pipeline when one family owns both the oil and the media?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Pipeline opponent’s op-ed rejected by Irving-owned newspaper in New Brunswick.
    156. Astley, Rick; Kolomor, Emil; Marshall, John: Free Bleecker
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 1974
      A documentary on the "redevelopment" of the South St. Jamestown neighbourhood in Toronto.
    157. Auerbach, Daniel; Clark, Brett: The Internet and Monopoly Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A review of Robert W. McChesney's Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet against Democracy.
    158. Austin, Helen E.: Canadian Lies
      Resource Type: Audio
      Published: 2015
      A parody song aimed at Canada's Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
    159. Austin, Martin: How to spot hazardous 'rip currents' at the beach -- before you get in the water
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Five men tragically died this week at Camber Sands in East Sussex, making holiday makers are increasingly fearful of the dangers of sea bathing. One of the biggest dangers comes from so-called 'rip tides' which carry swimmers out to sea on fast-moving 'rivers' of water, writes MARTIN AUSTIN. So here's how to recognise the dangers - before you even get in the water.
    160. Austin, Susan: Carbon trading: privatising the world's forests
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The World Bank sponsored carbon offset program has faced widespread criticism for, in effect, privatising forests and allowing rich nations to evade responsibility for cutting emissions themselves.
    161. Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network: Venezuela Threatened by Far-right Violence
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A statement by the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network condemning the recent violent actions instigated by far-right sections of the opposition in various cities across Venezuela.
    162. Averny, Uri: There is No Such Thing as International Terrorism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      To declare war on "international terrorism" is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both.
    163. Avery, John Scales: Are We Being Driven Like Cattle?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      As we stand in line for security checks at airports, we may have the distinct feeling that we are being herded like cattle. The purpose of the charade is not so much to prevent airliners from being sabotaged as it is to keep the idea of terrorism fresh in our minds.
    164. Avila, Eduardo: A Network of Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Mexico
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Internet has emerged as a space where many in Mexico can communicate online using indigenous languages, as well as to create new digital content instead of being just consumers of content.
    165. Avnery, Uri: Eyeless in Gaza
      Locked in an Embrace
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The trouble with war is that it has two sides. Everything would be so much easier if war had only one side. Ours, of course.
    166. Avnery, Uri: Israeli War Crimes? Who, Us??
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The concept of "war crimes" is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place. This is not the business of soldiers, but of political leaders. Yet they are rarely indicted.These philosophical musings came to me in the wake of the recent UN report on the last Gaza war.
    167. Avnery, Uri: Netanyahu's Operation Stupidity
      Who is Winning in Gaza?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Who is Winning in Gaza? Which must be answered, the Jewish way, with another question: how to judge?
    168. Avnery, Uri: The Pope at Herzl's Grave
      Patagonian Dreams
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      During his short visit to Israel, Pope Francis laid a wreath on the grave of Theodor Herzl.
      That was not a usual gesture. Foreign heads of state are obliged to visit Yad Vashem, as did the pope, but not the grave of Herzl.
    169. Avnery, Uri: When the Unimaginable Happened
      Mandela: the Movie
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Mandela: the Movie is a very accurate film, depicting what actually happened in South Africa, and one cannot help thinking about it again and again.
    170. Avnery, Uri: Without Fear, Without Favor
      The Future of Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Words “lifetime achievement” have a certain undertone. There is a hint that the work is finished.
    171. Awan Family Support Committee: In refuge on Refugee Rights Day: The Awan family story
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On a day where we remember migrant and refugee struggles for freedom, dignity and security and recommit to fighting ongoing injustice, we highlight the struggle of the Awan family.
    172. Axe, David: The U.S. Army Lost Track of 27 Ballistic Missiles
      Military didn't know old Lance rockets were in storage igloos in Alabama
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      For 30 years starting in 1962, the U.S. Army deployed Lance ballistic missiles in Europe. Twenty feet long and weighing a ton and a half, an atomic-tipped Lance could zoom 75 miles at Mach 3 and explode with a force of up to 100 kilotons of TNT. The Army retired its last Lances in 1992 … and ultimately lost track of 27 of them at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.
    173. Aziz, Barbara Nimri: Beware Liberals: Ridicule Will Backfire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      What a year for political satire. It's nourishing; it lowers our stress level; it breaks taboos. Every democracy needs satire but one wonders how much it will count when it comes to votes on November 8th.

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    1. B'Tselem: War crime? Israel destroys Gaza crops with aerial herbicide spraying
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Gaza farmers have lost 187 hectares of crops to aerial spraying of herbicides by Israel hundreds of meters within the territory's borders. The action, carried out in the name of 'security', further undermines Gaza's ability to feed itself and may permanently deprive farmers of their livelihoods. It may also represent a war crime under the 1977 Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
    2. Babcock, Charles R.: Prying Eyes? Sovereign Has You Covered
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Got a few million bucks you want to protect from the tax man, a nosey spouse or a greedy business acquaintance? Sovereign Management & Legal Ltd. says it has the answers.
    3. Bacevich, Andrew J.: Sound & Fury
      Just What Does Brexit Signify?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Not since Y2K thretened to plunge the planet into chaos has a story provoked overwrought handwringing comparable to that triggered by Britons voting to withdraw from the European Union. By common assessment, Brexit signifies something profound. History itself has seemingly gone off the rails. Darkness threatens to cover the earth.
    4. Bacher, K.: 205 Arguments and Observations in Support of Naturism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Arguments in favour of naturism backed up by research and writings from various sources.
    5. Badger, Emily: Justifying What You Know Can't Be True
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Researchers looking at al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein explore why it is that people often steadfastly believe something even when they've been shown it ain't so.
    6. Bageant, Joe: Ignorance and Courage in the Age of Lady Gaga
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      It can be safely said that cultural ignorance consists of the rational, sensible questions that never get asked. But it also includes the weird ones that are. For instance, one of the questions asked regarding tasering school kids is: What is the allowable weight range of a child to be tased? (Taser manufacturers say 60 pounds.) Somehow, by this geezer’s prehistoric reasoning, that sounds like the wrong question.
    7. Bahour, Sam: Diaspora Jews Must Speak Out
      Law in the Service of Discrimination
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      No democracy, in today’s world, should have the “right” to speak for persons who are not its citizens, live thousands of miles away, and have not given their direct consent to be spoken for or “represented.”
    8. Baig, Anila: Uk needs modern mosques
      The third generation of British Muslims still don't have mosques that teach compassion and citizenship
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      An Islamic woman's opinion column mourns the lack of modern mosques in England. She discusses her search for a place where her children could learn Arabic and how to read the Qu'ran without facing violence or being forced to cover their faces or change their hair.
    9. Bailey, Eric: An Interview With Noam Chomsky on Obama's Human Rights Record
      Nothing Can Justify Torture
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      America's human rights record under the administration of President Obama and the military intervention policies that have seen increased use during the Arab Spring.
    10. Baker, Dean: For NYT, US Labor Abuses Abroad Are a Thing of Decades Past
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Does foreign investment make the US economy more vulnerable? Apparently the New York Times believes it does.
    11. Baker, Dean: The Great Spreadsheet Blunder
      Reinhart and Rogoff: One Year Later
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It has been a bit more than a year since the Excel Spreadsheet error that shook the world. For those who may have missed it, in April of 2013, Thomas Herndon, a University of Massachusetts graduate student in economics, found an error in the calculations of Harvard Professors Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff on the relationship between government debt and economic growth.
    12. Baker, Kevin: 21st Century Limited
      The lost glory of America's railroads
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 201
      An essay on Armtrak's railroads gradual decline due to the Republican politicization of train travel.
    13. Baker, Nicholson: Wrong Answer
      The case against Algebra II
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Why force all students to take algebra, which most of them will never use in their future lives? Why not let those students who like math, take math?
    14. Bakunin, Mikhail: Confession to Tsar Nicholas I
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      An excerpt from the 'confession' Mikhail Bakunin wrote in prison to explain his revolutionary goals and his ideas about how to organize a revolution. He writes: "I wanted to transform all Bohemia into a revolutionary camp, to create a force there capable not only of defending the revolution within the country, but also of taking the offensive outside Bohemia....

      All clubs, newspapers, and all manifestations of an anarchy of mere talk were to be abolished, all submitted to one dictatorial power; the young people and all able-bodied men divided into categories according to their character, ability, and inclination were to be sent throughout the country to provide a provisional revolutionary and military organization. The secret society directing the revolution was to consist of three groups, independent of and unknown to each other: one for the townspeople, another for the youth, and a third for the peasants.

      Each of these societies was to adapt its action to the social character of the locality to which it was assigned. Each was to be organized on strict hierarchical lines, and under absolute discipline, These three societies were to be directed by a secret central committee composed of three or, at the most, five persons. In case the revolution was successful, the secret societies were not to be liquidated; on the contrary, they were to be strengthened and expanded, to take their place in the ranks of the revolutionary hierarchy."
    15. Balderson, Bill; Begin, Claudette: Campaigning for A Millionaires Tax
      Against The Current vol. 158
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In February 2012, the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) launched a simple, clear initiative to raise taxes on Californians with incomes greater than $1,000,000 per year. The folding of this campaign for the Millionaires Tax (MT), following a compromise with the governor, has been felt as a seismic shock for many activists in California.
    16. Bale, Rachael; Knudson, Tom: Shot and gassed: Thousands of protected birds killed annually
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Reveal has obtained never-before-released data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showing more than 300 species of migratory birds -- from red-tailed hawks to American kestrels, turkey vultures to mallard ducks -- have been killed legally across the United States since 2011 to protect a wide range of business activities and public facilities under what’s called the "depredation permit" program.
    17. Balkwill, Jack: America's Capitalist Religion has Little Room for Science
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The US mainstream press accuse the Pope of being leftist. Evidence? Well, they make the claim that he is leftist because he supports the theory of global warming. My guess is that the Pope also supports the theory of gravity, which, like global warming, has a great body of scientific evidence to support it. But is science now a part of the leftist realm of influence?
    18. Balkwill, Jack: My Journey from Racism
      And how we can best end it
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A white individual's experience of racism growing up in America in the 1940's and 1950's.
    19. Ball, James: Richard O'Dwyer: living with the threat of extradition
      Student who set up website posting links to TV and film content fears being used as a guinea pig by Hollywood giants
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Richard O'Dwyer's web-linking site would place him at the heart of the titanic running battle between the Hollywood giants – struggling to keep their beleaguered business model intact in the online era – and a new digital generation unwilling to play by the old rules.
    20. Ball, James; Schneier, Bruce; Greenwald, Glenn: NSA and GCHQ target Tor network that protects anonymity of web users
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The National Security Agency has made repeated attempts to develop attacks against people using Tor, a popular tool designed to protect online anonymity, despite the fact the software is primarily funded and promoted by the US government itself.
    21. Balles, Paul J.: The not-so-hidden persuaders
      The Israel lobby's global propaganda manual
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      A major public relations manual for Israel lobbyists teaches pro-Israel propagandists how to hoodwink people about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how to silence critics and how to avoid making statements that produce negative reactions.
    22. Balthaser, Benjamin: Labor Organizing Across Israel's Apartheid Line: An Interview with Israeli Labor Activist Yoav Tamir
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Yoav Tamir is an organizer with the new Israeli labour union, Workers Advice Center, or WAC-MANN. WAC-MAAN was founded in the late 1990s as (as its name might suggest) a workers' advice center, and began organizing unions and negotiating contracts in 2010. A product of both deepening austerity within Israel as well as the wave of uprisings in the Arab world in 2011, WAC-MAAN organizes both across the racial line and across the Green Line, doing what no other labor organization in Israel or Palestine's history has done: create a multi-ethnic, bi-national workers' movement.
    23. Balule, Dr. Badala Tachilsa; Louw, Raymond;Kandjii, Kaitira: Undue Restriction
      Laws Impacting on Media Freedom in SADC
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
    24. Banerjee, Subhankar: An Ode To Seasons For Peter Matthiessen
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      When human survival is continuously being threatened by varieties of anthropogenic injuries (ecological, economic, social), our capacity to think about the non-human animal become very limited indeed. Nevertheless, it is our ethical obligation to also consider their survival as well.
    25. Bankston, Kevin: CDT and Allies Take Aim at Government’s Secret Protocol For Wireless Shutdowns
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The U.S. government has a secret emergency protocol for initiating citywide shutdowns of cell phone networks? The CDT states that "The government should not have the secret, unchecked authority to turn off the networks through which we all communicate every day."
    26. Bannoura, Saed: Army Detonates Two Homes In Hebron, Seals One With Concrete Blocs
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israeli soldiers wired and detonated two Palestinian homes in Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and sealed the home of a third Palestinian with concrete. A Palestinian home was also demolished in occupied East Jerusalem.
    27. Bannoura, Saed: Israeli airline pilots and crews trained to give talks promoting Israel in US cities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The main Israeli-owned airline, El Al, in collaboration with the Jewish Agency, the group 'Stand With Us', and the Israeli Foreign Ministry, has launched a campaign to send Israeli pilots and flight crews to speak in US cities promoting Israel.
    28. Baraka, Amaju: The U.S. Press and Repression in the Obama Era
      A New Awakening or Political Theater?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Obama administration’s is expanding its use of executive powers to intimidate and crush dissent had turned its focus on the U.S. press.
    29. Barbagallo, Camille: How Greens and Labor can Win ... Together
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A review of Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activists and the New South Wales Labourers Federation by Meredith and Verity Burgmann (UNSW Press, 1998).
    30. Barber, Johnny: Crossing Rafah
      Heading to Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
    31. Barcan, Ruth: Nudity & Nudism -- Two Essays
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Nudity is paradoxical - a bodily state that is seen as so banal or matter of fact that it is rarely given sustained conceptual or academic treatment, while all the while most societies subject it to intense regulation via customs, taboos, and laws. Nudity is customarily imagined as a “natural” state - since we are all born naked-and yet its powerful social and cultural regulation means that it is anything but simple or natural.
    32. Barkham, Patrick: Tasers: 'If officers have a new toy, they like using it'
      Tasers in the Line of Fire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Tasers are part of the modern police's arsenal. But how safe are they and why are the guidelines for their use so vague? By 2011, Amnesty International had recorded 450 deaths after a Taser firing.
    33. Barlovac,Bojana: Major powers tailored Serbian media legislation for 'Balkan CNN'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Regardless of different EU policies on the issue among different EU member states, the Serbian media practice to date does not leave room for optimism.
    34. Barlow, Maude: Blue Betrayal
      The Harper government's assault on Canada's freshwater
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Canadians have long taken their water heritage for granted. This is largely due to the myth that there is an abundance of water. While it is true that compared to many other parts of the world Canada is blessed with water, it is false that there is water to waste or sell.
    35. Barlow, Maude: EU-Canada CETA trade deal is a back door for US to sue EU - even if TTIP fails
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      There's been a big fuss about the 'ISDS' clauses in the TTIP trade deal that would allow US corporations to sue the EU and its member states for 'lost profits', writes Maude Barlow. But ISDS is already in CETA, the already negotiated EU-Canada trade deal - and nothing would be easier than for US companies to use it as their 'back door'. We must make sure CETA is rejected at its final hurdle.
    36. Barlow, Maude: Millions of people yearning for a "Brexit" from destructive trade deals
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      While the votes for Brexit, and the support for Trump, may not always choose the best political framing, politicians and elites would be arrogant to dismiss the widespread discontent with the status quo.
    37. Barlow, Maude: Nestlé: Malevolent Corporation Capitalizes on Global Water Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Demand for water is outstripping supply at an accelerating rate. Nestlé’s goal is to shift government policy away from providing public municipal water supplies to people, and toward a dependency on bottled water to provide basic drinking water.
    38. Barnes, Julian: My life as a bibliophile
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      From school prizes to writing his own novels, the author reflects on his lifelong bibliomania and explains why, despite e-readers and Amazon, he believes the physical book and bookshops will survive.
    39. Barnett, Jerry: Porn, Women’s Rights and the Left
      A Response to Gail Dines
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      I believe that government belongs in health, education, welfare, social services, environmental protection and transport; but I do not believe that it belongs in our bedrooms.
    40. Baron, Sherry Dr.: Claudia Clark's "Radium Girls" - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Radium Girls: Women and Industrial Health Reform, 1910-1935. by Claudia Clark. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. 289 pp, notes and bibliography. $17.95 paper.
      AT THE BEGINNING of this century a group of young women workers who, while licking their brushes to make a fine point, applied radium-laden paint to the faces of watches and instruments, began to sicken, and in many cases to die.
    41. Baroud, Ramzy: Arab Media on the Brink
      The Age of TV Jokers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In the last year or so in Egypt, much of what has been achieved in terms of carving space for alternative voices in the Egyptian media was quickly and decisively reversed.
    42. Baroud, Ramzy: How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Entire communities in the West Bank either have no access to water or have had their water supply reduced almost by half. This alarming development has been taking place for weeks, since Israel’s national water company, "Mekorot", decided to cut off – or significantly reduce – its water supply to Jenin, Salfit and many villages around Nablus, among other regions. Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians.
    43. Baroud, Ramzy: The Logic of Murder in Israel: A Culture of Impunity in Full View of the Entire World
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      "Whether he made a mistake or not, is a trivial question," said an Israeli Jewish man who joined large protests throughout Israel in support of a soldier who calmly, and with precision, killed a wounded Palestinian man in al-Khalil (Hebron). The protesting Jewish man described Palestinians as 'barbaric', 'bestial', who should not be perceived as people.
    44. Baroud, Ramzy: Omar and the Checkpoint
      The Essential Story that is Rarely Told
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Omar is a 7-year-old boy from Gaza. His family managed to obtain the necessary permits that allowed him to cross the Erez checkpoint to Jerusalem, through the West Bank, in order to undergo surgery. He was accompanied by his father. On the way back, the boy and his father were stopped at the Qalanidya checkpoint, separating occupied East Jerusalem from the West Bank. The father needed another permit from the Israeli military to take his son, whose wounds were still fresh hours after the surgery, back to the strip. But the soldiers were in no obliging mood.
    45. Baroud, Ramzy: Palestine's 'Prayer for Rain': How Israel Uses Water as a Weapon of War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Israel has been 'waging a water war' against Palestinians, according to Palestinian Authority Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah. The irony is that the water provided by "Mekorot' is actually Palestinian water, usurped from West Bank aquifers. While Israelis, including illegal West Bank settlements, use the vast majority of it, Palestinians are sold their own water back at high prices.
    46. Baroud, Ramzy: Perpetuating the Abu Ghraib Culture
      The Harrowing Abuse of Iraqi Women
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The phenomenon of kidnapping, torturing, raping, and executing women is shockingly widespread within the Iraqi criminal justice systm, which continues the policies of the US miliary administration. If such a reality were to exist in a different political context, the global outrage would have been profound.
    47. Baroud, Ramzy: Photographing Tragedy
      What Victims Actually Want
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      What is the use of a photo when the human conscience has grown numb, and barely appreciates the artistic expression of the photo, not the moral and political crisis it represents?
    48. Baroud, Ramzy: Recruiting To Kill - It Is Not Just An Israeli War On Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      To some, US secretary of state John Kerry may have appeared to be a genuine peacemaker as he floated around ideas during a Cairo visit on 25 July about a ceasefire between Israel and resisting Palestinian fighters in Gaza. But behind his measured diplomatic language, there is a truth not even America's top diplomat can easily hide. His country is very much involved in fighting this dirty war on Gaza that has killed over 1,050, injured thousands more, and destroyed much of an already poor, dilapidated space that is barely inhabitable to begin with.
    49. Baroud, Ramzy: Seven Points Not on the Arab Media Agenda – What Is There to Celebrate?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      As media experts plan to establish an 'Arab Media Day', Baroud criticizes in seven points the censorship and repression of Arab journalism and media.
    50. Baroud, Ramzy: Time to End the 'Hasbara': Palestinian Media and the Search for a Common Story
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Merely being in the company of hundreds of Palestinian journalists and other media professionals from all over the world has been an uplifting experience. For many years, Palestinian media has been on the defensive, unable to articulate a coherent message, torn between factions and desperately trying to fend off the Israeli media campaign, along with its falsifications and unending propaganda or 'hasbara'.
    51. Baroud, Ramzy: Whatever Happened to Al Jazeera?
      All the News That's Fit to Slant
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In Al Jazeera’s early days in the mid and late 1990s, the channel took on taboo subjects and proudly challenged the status quo. In recent months, however, Al Jazeera has begun to change course. It has deviated from its journalistic responsibilities in Libya, and is now completely losing the plot with Syria. The channel is in urgent need to revisit its own code of ethics.
    52. Barrickman, Nick: Lack of regulation behind West Virginia water disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A chemical spill at the Etowah River Terminal, near Charleston, West Virginia, resulted in nearly 300,000 people in the state losing access to drinkable water. Since then, several reports have been released detailing the decades-long lack of regulation by state or federal agencies of the site responsible.
    53. Barrickman, Nick: Thousands imprisoned, some executed, based on false FBI lab reports
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A major inquiry conducted by the US Justice Department (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has found hundreds instances in which FBI forensic units charged with gathering data on cases involving violent crimes provided false information. The doctored FBI lab reports led to the imprisonment of thousands of innocent people, some of whom were executed, according to a report in the Washington Post.
    54. Barron, Simon: Google can't be trusted to look after our books
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The author warns that Google's lack of accountability to the public could put its digital collection in jeopardy should it become too expensive to maintain. He argues that the protection of cultural resources should be in the hands of the public sector.
    55. Barry, Tom: America is a Smuggler Nation
      Why Legal Trade is a Greater Threat to National Security
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Smuggler Nation is not the oft told, routinely taught story of America’s emergence as a major nation and a global power, rather we come to see U.S. history as “the story of how smuggling – and the attempts to police it – have made and remade America, from the illicit molasses trade in colonial times to drug trafficking today,” as Peter Andreas observes in the book’s introduction.
    56. Barth, Brian: Curitiba: the Greenest city on Earth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Eco-savvy urban planners have been studying Brazil's seventh largest city for decades.
    57. Bartlett, Rob: Chicago Teachers Strike Back
      Against The Current vol. 161
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Chicago Teachers Union stage a walkout that leads to an improved contract.
    58. Bartlett, Rob: Chicago Teachers' Strike Looms
      Against The Current vol. 160
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Whether or not the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) will strike this September is an open question. But the issues they raise are gaining national attention.
    59. Bartlett, Rob: Update: Chicago's School War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Chicago Public Schools took a hit on May 22, 2013 as the appointed Board of Education of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) voted to close 50 schools, of the 54 originally targeted for shutdown -- in the largest closing of public schools in U.S. history. This was done despite an outpouring of opposition, expressed by thousands of parents in more than 100 meetings mandated by state law to allow parental and community input into the process.
    60. Bassey, Nnimmo; Shiva, Vandana: Stemming the tide together: Soil, not oil
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      We are living in a rapidly changing world. The changes that we are witnessing have not come about by accident; they have been carefully orchestrated and the price has been dire. Today, a handful of corporations and entities control the global supply of food, water and other resources. They operate without any sense of responsibility and the space for people to seek redress is becoming continually more constricted.
    61. Bateman, Milford: 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.
    62. Bateman, Milford: The Power of a Dollar
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Microcredit is nothing more than a socially validated way for financial elites to exploit the poor.
    63. Batou, Jean: Amnesia and the Armenian Genocide
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A century after the methodically planned, organized, and executed destruction of the Anatolian Armenians, this article revisits the causes of this genocide and recognizes its importance for understanding the present.
    64. Baum, Dan: Legalize it All
      How to win the war on drugs
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Arguing for complete legalization as a means of dealing with substance problems in America.
    65. Baur, Estar: A Farewell and Tribute: Rose Lesnik, 1924-1998
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      ROSE LESNIK, LIFELONG socialist, activist and humanist, died of pancreatic cancer on August 1, 1998. Rose, born in 1924, grew up in a socialist household.
      Her father, Harry Gold, and her brother joined the Trotskyist movement in 1938. Rose followed their example and at the age of 17 joined the Socialist Workers Party. Then in 1953 she became a member of the Socialist Union (publishers of American Socialist).
    66. Bayley, Ed: The Clicks That Bind: Ways Users "Agree" to Online Terms of Service
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      “I Agree.” We have all, at some point while online, clicked on a button bearing these words. Whether it is registering for a new social media account or just trying to get to our bank statements, one almost cannot visit a website today without eventually being asked to agree a listed set of "Terms and Conditions." But by clicking on such boxes, or even in some cases just by using the website, we as online users may be binding ourselves to legally enforceable contracts with the online service provider.
    67. Beachy, Ben: Let's Just Pretend
      We Didn’t Offshore Manufacturing?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Is an iPhone made in China and exported to Europe a U.S. export? Is an Apple executive a manufacturing worker? Yes, and yes. At least those could become the answers if a new proposal afoot among some in the administration is allowed to take effect. Federal agencies grouped under the bland-sounding Economic Classification Policy Committee (ECPC) are proposing to radically redefine U.S. manufacturing and trade statistics. The proposal would deceptively deflate the size of reported, but not actual, U.S. manufacturing trade deficits, while artificially inflating the number of U.S. manufacturing jobs overnight.
    68. Beaumont, Peter; Hopkins, Peter: US was 'key player in cyber-attacks on Iran's nuclear programme'
      Obama reported to have approved bid to target Tehran's nuclear efforts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Fresh light is shed on the rapid development of US cyberwarfare capability and reveal its willingness to use cyber weapons offensively to achieve policies.
    69. Beaumont, Peter; Kingsley, Patrick: Devil and the deep blue sea: how Mediterranean migrant disaster unfolded
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Desperate migrants from Gaza and Syria tell how they put themselves at the mercy of people smugglers in their voyage to cross the Mediterranean.
    70. Bebout, Rick: Blight and the Brave New World
      Rural estates to urban renewal: Moss Park, Trefann Court and Corktown
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      A history of, and observations and reflections on the Moss Park, Trefann Court and Corktown areas of Toronto.
    71. Bebout, Rick: Government's house and housing the governed
      Parliament Street: Regent Park, Cabbagetown (old and "Old") and St James Town
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      A recent history of the neighborhoods around Parliament Street in Toronto, with a focus on the planning challenges and the function of mixed-income communities.
    72. Bebout, Rick: Landscapes lost, and found
      Garrison Creek; downtown's other streams & ravines: reclaiming the life beneath our feet
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      A history of the Garrison Creek path in Toronto and how the creek shapes the surrounding landscape and environment, reflecting on the cities relationship with public natural spaces and parks.
    73. Bebout, Rick: Master builders meet citizen activists
      Trefann Court and beyond: from "urban renewal" to true civic life
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Examining former Toronto Mayor John Sewell's role as a community organizer and advocate during the urban renewal of the Trefann Court neighborhood and the importance of community self-determination in urban planning.
    74. Bebout, Rick: Not at liberty
      Jails (and gaols), Central Prison, the Mercer Reformatory, and the Asylum
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      A history of prisons, reformatories, asylums and mental health facilities in Toronto and their relationship with the populace, detailing and criticizing the implications of attitudes and approaches to mental health by the cities institutions.
    75. Bebout, Rick: Of time and the river
      The Don: salmon to sludge to concrete; in time, to life revived
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      A history of the Don River in Toronto and reflections on its relationship with the city and citizenship as a natural space, and its decline and renewal.
    76. Bebout, Rick: Passing Stories
      Tales from a wander so far without end
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      A collection of stories based around experiences and observations from walking Toronto's Queen Street, considering the requirements and rewards of urban citizenship.
    77. Bebout, Rick: Private property; public life
      The city indoors: The Eaton Centre and "Toronto's Downtown Walkway"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      A history of, and observations on, Toronto's Eaton Centre mall and PATH walkway and preceding indoor private-owned and publically accessible spaces.
    78. Bebout, Rick: Roncesvalles
      Spanish name, Polish downtown; one avenue, many stories
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      A history of the immigrant populations in the Roncesvalles area of Toronto, with observations on the communities who have lived there told through monuments and landmarks.
    79. Bebout, Rick: Text crimes
      The very long & contentious career of "Men loving boy loving men"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      Rick Bebout on journalism and freedom and the Body Politic newspaper.
    80. Bebout, Rick: Urban amenities; erotic anxieties
      Baths, lavatories, and the YMCA: The politics of bodies in civic space
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      A history of public baths, in particular public baths and similar spaces in Toronto in the last century, and the changing perceptions and uses of such spaces by the public, in particular the treatment of private acts within public spaces.
    81. Beccaria, Laurent; de Saint-Exupéry, Patrick; Cullen, John (trans.): Content and Its Discontents
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      On the negatively changing nature of journalism and the press in the digital age, including four potential pillars of a reformed press that will restore the exchange value between news publications and their readers.
    82. Becerra, Diana C. Sierra: Colombian Workers Injured and Fired
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The General Motors subsidiary in Colombia, Colmotores, fired over 200 workers who were injured on the job, ranging from spinal fractures to cancer.
    83. Becker, Mark: Ecuador's New Indigenous Uprising
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Ecuador's Indigenous movements have launched an uprising to challenge the government's opposition to bilingual education and its support for an extractive-based economy.
    84. Becker, Markus: Factory and Lab: Israel's War Business
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israel invests more money in research than most other countries -- and in no other place are research institutes, the defense industry, the army and politics as interwoven. The result is a high-tech weapons factory that successfully exports its goods globally.
    85. Beckett, Andy: The dark side of the internet
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Search engines access only a very small fraction of the deep web, which is estimated to be five hundred times as big as the surface web.
    86. Beckett, Andy: A user's guide to artspeak
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      There is now a name for the pompous prose used by art galleries: International Art Speak. You need to speak it to be a part of art culture.
    87. Beder, Sharon: Turning Children Into Consumers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Children are naïve about advertising and can easily be manipulated and exploited by marketers to want and demand their products. Corporate marketers believe that over time they can be shaped into lifelong consumers with brand loyalties and that can be profitable for decades to come.
    88. Beeby, Dean: Before Parliament Hill attack, RCMP got 3 warnings, reduced patrols
      Documents show Mounties reduced patrols prior to shootings, despite 3 separate warnings
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Mounties received at least three warnings of potential terrorist attacks on uniformed officers before last year's shootings on Parliament Hill, yet the RCMP wound down extra patrols around the parliamentary precinct just days before the tragedy, newly disclosed documents show.
    89. Beelman, Maud: Be careful of the "master narrative"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Maud Beelman, founding director of ICIJ and now deputy managing editor for investigations and enterprise at The Dallas Morning News, has a strategic four-part checklist which helps her prioritize which stories to go after. She shares them here, as well as the most important lessons learned over the years, and how to make the most of the limited time and resources you are given.
    90. Beers, David; and Tyee Staff and Contributors: Harper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled
      The Tyee's full, updated list of 70 Harper government assaults on democracy and the law.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Stephen Harper and his Conservatives have racked up dozens of serious abuses of power since forming government in 2006. From scams to smears, monkey-wrenching opponents to intimidating public servants like an Orwellian gorilla, some offences are criminal, others just offend human decency. Here are 70 instances of abuse of power by the Stephen Harper government.
    91. Beggs, Mike: Debt: The First 500 Pages
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      We need more grand histories, but 5,000 years of anecdotes is no substitute for real political economy.
    92. Begley, Josh: A Visual Glossary
      Decoding the language of covert warfare
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Along with illustrations, Begley explains some of the terminology employed in the drone warfare.
    93. Behnam, Ali: Six Key Digital Marketing Resolutions for 2014: Unified Marketing, Data Activism, More...
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      This is a short guide (6 aspects) to digital marketing. The article puts heavy emphasis on the use of digital analytic tools and big data management.
    94. Behrens, Matthew: The God that fails: C-51, review committees and the dangers of window dressing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Among the Harper era's most destructive legacies is a toxic stew of repressive "anti-terror" laws that, in building on similarly repressive measures brought in under Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin, extended major new powers to Canadian state security agencies Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS), Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the RCMP, among numerous others.
    95. Behrens, Matthew: Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      After a long day focused on these gripping events in the nation's capital, I have to wonder if this direct experience of fear and trauma will force us to examine our own addiction to violence as the solution to conflict. Last week's events provide us with an opportunity to reflect on our insidious contribution to the climate of hate, and the chance to disengage from our increasingly militarized culture.
    96. Behrens, Matthew: Taking liberties: When elite representatives define 'national security'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Most reporters assigned to the national security beat are not physically embedded within the RCMP and CSIS in the way those covering the occupation of Afghanistan seem to become stenographers for the Canadian military. But they tend to write as if they were, buying the assumptions created and sustained by those who benefit most from them while generally ignoring the fact that these agencies have a historical profile that reads "pathological liar."
    97. Behrent, Megan: The enduring relevance of Victor Hugo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      To understand the significance of Victor Hugo, one must begin at the end, with his death on May 22, 1885. His funeral attracted more than two million people, one of the largest mass mobilizations ever seen in Paris and more than the city's total population at the time.
    98. Beiler, Ryan Roderick: Hebron Activist Who Died of Tear Gas Showed Israel's Crimes to the World
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Hebron resident and anti-occupation activist Hashem al-Azzeh died Wednesday after inhaling tear gas fired by Israeli forces.
    99. Beiser, Elana: Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The conflict in Syria, a spike in Iraqi bloodshed, and political violence in Egypt accounted for the high number of journalists killed on the job in 2013.
    100. Bell, Beverly: Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      "We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers''social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers."
    101. Bello, Judy: Prisoners of the War on Terror
      Time to Give up "Hope" and Think About Active Change
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Status of prisoners of war in Guantanamo.
    102. Bello, Walden: Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
    103. Bello, Walden: Trump: the Ultimate Blowback for American Foreign Policy?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      When the late Chalmers Johnson introduced the word "blowback" to describe the adverse consequences of Washington’s actions in the world, he wasn't referring simply to the victims of U.S. imperial interventions striking back on American soil. More importantly, he saw the resulting destabilization of the American democratic process as the most dangerous blowback of all.
    104. Bellware, Kim: Grace Lee Boggs, Legendary Activist, Dead At 100
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Boggs spent her life actively supporting causes ranging from civil rights and labour to the Black Power and feminist movements.
    105. Ben Fogel: Book Review: African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Conspicuously absent from the renewed and resurgent discourse amongst anti-capitalist forces and the popular imagination was sub-Saharan Africa, “black Africa,” the Africa of the eternal cycle of dictators, corruption, famine, “bad governance” and debt. African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions ambitiously sets out to remedy this and place the host of new movements arising across the continent in a singular socio-political context.
    106. Bender, Peter Urs: Don't neglect your presentation skills
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Do not wait until you are about to present. It's not worth the stress, or to risk looking like a fool. Take time to prepare.
    107. Bender, Peter Urs: Secrets of a worthwhile presentation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      Preparation is the key to a successful presentation.
    108. Bender, Peter Urs: Seven golden rules for more effective speaking
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Tips to be a more powerful, memorable and successful speaker.
    109. Bender, Peter Urs: 7 Tips for Effective Speeches
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1996
      How to make your speeches more effective.
    110. Benedict, Kennette: Stuxnet and the Bomb
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Over the past decade, US experts have strenuously warned about the ominous possibility of other nations, rogue states, or even terrorist groups attacking US infrastructure through the Internet. As it happens, however, it is the United States itself that has developed malicious software in secrecy and launched it against another country.
    111. Benger, Robin: The Great Canadian Tax Dodge
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2015
      It is estimated that between 100 and 170 billion dollars leaves Canada every year, untaxed. Much of it is siphoned off to Canadian-made offshore tax havens. "The Great Canadian Tax Dodge" documents the birth of the Canadian Tax Fairness movement and examines the issue of tax avoidance, exposing the sophisticated corporate strategies and tax loopholes commonly used to legally avoid tax.
    112. Bengtsson, Verenice: Berta Cáceres: her fight for human rights in Honduras continues
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Last week the environmental and human rights activist Berta Cáceres was murdered by gunmen in an early morning attack on her home which may have been carried out by or in collusion with state agents. Now her friend and colleague Gustavo Castro, himself wounded in the attack and the only witness to Berta's murder, has been detained for questioning.
    113. Benilde, Marie: Ads are coming to get you
      Billions of pieces of data crunched to target your screen.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The amount of personal information we donate to the Internet giants, and their ability to monitor our every move, are now being fed to ad exchange sites that bid within milliseconds for the space on our screens.
    114. Benjamin, Medea: Is Saudi Women's Vote a Step Forward?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The global press has been heralding the December 13, 2015, vote in Saudi Arabia as a breakthrough for women, since it's the first time in history that Saudi women have been allowed to vote. But is this vote really a significant step forward?
    115. Benjamin, Medea: Putting the Fox in Charge: What's Fair About the Fair Labor Association?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      AFTER THE EXPOSÉS in the early 1990s of horrendous conditions in sweatshops producing clothing and shoes for some of the largest U.S. companies, the fight against sweatshops has come a long way. Companies that once refused to acknowledge responsibility for factory conditions by alleging they were “only the buyers” now have codes of conduct, undertake more serious internal monitoring of the factories they buy from, and several companies have begun experimenting with different forms...
    116. Benjamin, Medea: RE/MAX Cashes in on Israel's Illegal Settlements
      End the sale of Settlement Properties
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Israeli government’s recent announcement that it had authorized the building of another 1,000 settlement homes in East Jerusalem left the US government seeing red, with State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki calling the settlement activity 'illegitimate' and 'incompatible with the pursuit of peace.' But the announcement must have left the US-based real estate giant RE/MAX “seeing green,” ready to cash in on the sale and rental of more illegal settlement homes.
    117. Benjamin, Medea: South Korean Activists' Extraordinary Struggle to Save Jeju Island
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      South Korea's Jeju Island is a popular tourist destination full of spas, resorts, golf courses, sandy beaches, waterfalls and hiking trails. But if you really want to get rejuvenated, skip the tourist hotspots and go directly to the village of Gangjeong to support the extraordinary community that has been opposing the building of a naval base since 2007.
    118. Benjamin, Medea: Ten Reasons to Oppose the Saudi Monarchy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      During the discussion on the Iran nuclear deal, it has been strange to hear US politicians fiercely condemn Iranian human rights abuses while remaining silent about worse abuses by US ally Saudi Arabia. Not only is the Saudi regime repressive at home and abroad, but US weapons and US support for the regime make Americans complicit. So let's look at the regime the US government counts as its close friend.
    119. Benjamin, Medea and Pam Bailey: It's Time to Put an End to Israel's "Don't ask-don't tell" Nuclear Policy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Israel and its allies in the U.S. Congress continue to lobby against a deal that would meet Iran in the middle, insisting on a “zero-enrichment” policy that is a deal-breaker for Iran.
    120. Bennett, Steve: How Embarassing when your messages unravel
      The Emperor's New Speak
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Analyze your messages to make sure their will hold up to critical scrutiny.
    121. Bennett, Steve: Oh, the Mistakes Spokespeople Make: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Blow an Interview
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Mistakes to avoid when being interviewed by the media.
    122. Bennett, Steve: When Bad Things Happen to Good Spokespeople: Handling Tough Interviews
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      How to handle problems that arise in a media interview.
    123. Bennis, Phyllis: Obama Launches an Illegal War in Syria
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      Published: 2014
      President Obama’s decision to bomb Syria stands in stark violation of international law, the UN Charter, and the requirements of the U.S. Constitution.
    124. Benvenuto, Francesca M.: Fighting impunity, but only in some cases
      Is the International Criminal Court too Politicized?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      So far all the 20 prosecutions in the 11 years of the ICC’s existence have been brought over African conflicts. The US, China, Russia and Israel haven’t even signed up to the court, and actively seek exemption from it.
    125. Berg, Jeff: A Grim Very Tale: The Kehoe Paradigm
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In the 1920s two employees of GM working in the research lab discovered that the addition of tetraethyllead - TEL - to gasoline would reduce engine 'knock'. It would take sixty years to stop industry from adding TEL to gasoline. During that time the lead contamination in the environment - globally - was raised by hundreds of times. Billions of tons of lead was dispersed into the environment.
    126. Bergareche,Borja: Why Spain's new gag law is threat to free flow of information
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Spain plans to ban demonstrations in front of government buildings on the basis of 'disturbing public safety'. The people of Spain refuse to accept this censorship and move to repeal the law by the end of the year.
    127. Berger, Greg; Olivera, Oscar: Community Police in Guerrero's Costa Chica Region to Celebrate 19 Years of a Better Way to Combat Crime and Corruption
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The same southern Mexican state where 43 students were disappeared is also home to a grassroots movement that shows how people can police themselves when the state becomes criminal.
    128. Berger, Gregory: How I Became a "Recovering Documentary Filmmaker" and Learned to Reach a Wider Public
      The School of Authentic Journalism Saved My Life: Your Donations Make It Possible
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A look into the way that the The School of Authentic Journalism guides journalists and organizers to reach wider audiences.
    129. Berggren, David: Time to Call US Aid to Africa by Its True Name: Bribery
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Aid, what is it good for? While many Bono-loving, bleeding heart liberals would be appalled at the very thought of questioning the importance of giving money to charity or to the less fortunate, such a belief is rooted in pure fiction. In fact, the seemingly innocuous act of transferring money abroad in voluntary Robin Hood fashion is at the root of most political problems wreaking havoc across the developing world.
    130. Berglund, Birgitta; Lindvall, Thomas: Community Noise
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      Critically reviews the adverse effects of community noise, including interference with communication, noise-induced hearing loss, annoyance responses, and effects on sleep, the cardiovascular and psychophysiological systems, performance, productivity, and social behaviour.
    131. Berlatsky, Noah: Hashtag Activism Isn’t a Cop-Out
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Using twitter is not just 'lazy activism'. It projects the voices of the small and it shows governments what the people truely support.
    132. Berlet, Chip: Why Right-Wing Demagogues Are Trying to Peddle Ludicrous Conspiracy Theories
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Even before Obama was sworn in as the 44th President, the internet was seething with lurid theories exposing his alleged subversion and treachery.
    133. Bernick, Thomas: Violence and the Newspaper Strike
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      To those who still allow their anti-union biases and their exposure to employer misinformation to cloud their perception of reality, I would pose the following question: If the employer and its supporters are really the victimized peace-loving martyrs that they pretend to be, why are the union members the ones who always end up in the hospital?
    134. Bernstein, Dennis: The Destabilization of Haiti
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      A short summary of the illegal and suppressed details of American intervention in Haiti during the 1990's and early 2000's.
    135. BERNSTEIN, Dennis: Fighting Secrecy and the National Security State
      An Interview With Birgitta Jonsdottir, the Co-Producer of WikiLeaks's "Collateral Murder" Video
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Interview with Iceland Member of Parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir of the Pirate Party on the status of this emerging international struggle against government secrecy and surveillance.
    136. Berton, Pierre: Cuts, Canadian Culture and the CBC
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1986
      Canadian drams gives us a sense of community.
    137. Beslav, Lina: Five Revealing Facts About Homeless Youth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The federal government has set a goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020 with Opening Doors, a strategic plan released in 2010. But as the plan acknowledges, figuring out how many youth are homeless is no easy task.
    138. Besliu, Raluca: Romania's 'occupy forests' movement demands clampdown on corporate crime
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A growing protest movement is demanding strong controls on international investors and logging companies buying up Romania's forests. In its sights is Austria-based Schweighofer, which stands accused of criminal malpractice and accepting illegal timber shipments. The popular outrage stirred up by corporate misdeeds is now stimulating a wider democratic revival.
    139. Best, Xavier: Crimea, El Salvador & the Fight Against Public Participation
      Policing "Irresponsibility"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On the Obama administration's disregard for democracy and public participation. Examples include the administration's silence on the coup against democratically-elected Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych and its threats to withhold development aid from El Salvador unless the winner of its presidential elections, the FMLN’s Sánchez Cerén, adopts right-wing economic and social policies.
    140. Beurq, Julia: Bucharest's housing crisis: post-Communist restitution victimises Roma
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Twenty-five Roma families were evicted from an apartment block in Vulturilor Street, Bucharest, in 2014, turned out of homes they had rented from the state for nearly 20 years. The entrance to their alleyway was sealed off with a metal sheet.
    141. Bey, Daniel: How The Guardian Undermines Jeremy Corbyn and the Left
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      teleSUR spoke to David Cromwell and David Edwards, co-editors of Media Lens, about The Guardian and corporate media's bias against Labour party leader Jeremy Cobyn.
    142. Beyerstein, Barry: Why Bogus Therapies Seem to Work
      At least ten kinds of errors and biases can convince intelligent, honest people
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      At least ten kinds of errors and biases can convince intelligent, honest people that cures have been achieved when they have not.
    143. Bianco, Marcie: One Group Has a Higher Domestic Violence Rate Than Everyone Else - And It's Not the NFL
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In families of police officers, domestic violence is two-to-four times more likely than in the general population -- from stalking and harassment to sexual assault and even homicide.
    144. Bichler, Shimshon; Nitzan, Johnathan: Profit by Fiat
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The current bond rigging scandal, in which banks colluded to rig bids on municipal bonds, was a scam that the banks learned from the mafia, who in turn learned it from the Rockfellers and tehri partners in crime.
    145. Bick, Carolyn: America's hidden homeless: Life in the Starlight Motel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US' hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories.
    146. Biddle, Sam: Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts - and May Share Them With Police
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. But according to a document obtained by The Intercept, your blue-bubbled texts do leave behind a log of which phone numbers you are poised to contact and shares this (and other potentially sensitive metadata) with law enforcement when compelled by court order.
    147. Biddle, Sam: Long-Secret Stingray Manuals Detail How Police Can Spy on Phones
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Harris Corp.'s Stingray surveillance device has been one of the most closely guarded secrets in law enforcement for more than 15 years. The company and its police clients across the United States have fought to keep information about the mobile phone-monitoring boxes from the public against which they are used. The Intercept has obtained several Harris instruction manuals spanning roughly 200 pages and meticulously detailing how to create a cellular surveillance dragnet.
    148. Biehl, Janet: The Flowers of Rojava: A Feminist Revolution in Northern Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Janet Biehl speaks about her recent visit to Rojava, Kurdistan where Kurdish men and women have organized themselves into a democratic autonomous region.
    149. Bienkowski, Brian: Health experts question handling of songbird-killing Superfund site
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Health experts are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan state officials for their decades-long delays in cleanup of a Superfund site that is killing songbirds in yards, possibly leaving people at risk, too.
    150. Bienkowski, Brian: Mass murder by botulism: Surge in Great Lakes bird deaths driven by invaders
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The botulism bacterium "is the most toxic natural substance on Earth. Just one gram could kill off like two million people. And for these birds it's essentially just widespread food poisoning."
    151. Bienkowski, Brian: Songbirds dying from DDT in Michigan yards; Superfund site blamed
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The neighbourhood's songbirds are being poisoned by DDT, a pesticide that was banned in the United States more than 40 years ago. Lethal concentrations were found in the birds' brains, as well as in the worms they eat.
    152. Bienkowski, Brian: Toxic gulls: Quebec's contaminated bird colony offers clues about flame retardants
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Research on Deslauriers and in Canadian laboratories indicates that flame retardants are altering birds’ thyroid hormones, reducing their clutch sizes, damaging their eggs, changing their behavior, shifting their gender ratio toward males and weakening their bones.
    153. Bierce, Ambrose: The Devil's Dictionary
      Resource Type: Book
      Published: 1906
    154. Bilton, Michael: Be sure this way of life is something you are keen on, because it will eat up your time
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The riches contained in this questionnaire with multi-award-winning investigative journalist Michael Bilton. Read on to learn details about his research methodology, and why a significant investment of time is the most critical component of each investigative report.
    155. Birch, Simon: Tree-top vigil highlights destruction of Tasmanian forest
      Miranda Gibson hopes to bring international attention to the unprotected status of the ancient forests that are threatened by logging
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      For more than three months, 30-year-old Gibson has been living high above the canopy floor that is the home to some of Australia's most threatened indigenous wildlife, including the Tasmanian devil and spotted-tail quolls.
    156. Bird, John; Fortune, John: Bird and Fortune - Subprime Crisis
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2008
      The Subprime mortgage crisis explained. John Bird and John Fortune (the Long Johns) brilliantly, and accurately, describing the mindset of the investment banking community in this satirical interview.
    157. Birkhold, Matthew: Living by the Clock of the World: Grace Lee Boggs' Call for Visionary Organizing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Grace Lee Boggs recently argued that activists should spend less time on protest organizing because it "leads you more and more to defensive operations" and "Do visionary organizing" because it "gives you the opportunity to encourage the creative capacity in people and it’s very fulfilling."
    158. Birnbauer, Bill: Be annoying, and don't give up
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Bill Birnbauer, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Monash University in Australia, shares the methodology and techniques which have served him best as an investigative journalist.
    159. Biron, Carey L.: Half of U.S. Farmland Being Eyed by Private Equity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An estimated 400 million acres of farmland in the United States will likely change hands over the coming two decades as older farmers retire, even as new evidence indicates this land is being strongly pursued by private equity investors. In the long term, this dynamic could speed up the already fast-consolidating U.S. food industry, with broad ramifications for both human and environmental health.
    160. Black, Ian: Saudi Arabia's foreign labour crackdown drives out 2m migrants
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Ethiopian workers face hostility amid 'Saudisation' campaign to control foreign labour and get more Saudi citizens into work.
    161. Blades, Johnny: Who owns Papua New Guinea's Resources Boom?
      Where tribes own the land
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Tribal people in Papua New Guinea fight to retain control of their communal lands in the face of 'development'.
    162. Blair, Laurence: In Paraguay's remote north guerrillas are still at large, armed and dangerous
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In the heart of South America, a relative latecomer to armed struggle is running rings around the authorities – provoking dark mutterings that the state itself is complicit in the group's existence. The Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) have killed more than 50 people in the last two years but some wonder if the government is really trying to defeat them.
    163. Blake, Debra: Chicano Art vs. Censorship
      Against The Current vol. 157
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Chicana feminist artists have experienced protests, verbal attacks and even death threats for their reimaginings of the Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe since the 1970s.
    164. Blake, Evan: California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrictions, even though they consume over 90% of the state's water.
    165. Blake, Morrison: Black Day for the Blue Pencil
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      Once they were key figures in literary publishing, respected by writers who acknowledged their contribution to shaping books. But, argues Blake Morrison, editors are now an endangered species.The editorial tradition, first of all, is for self-effacement. As human beings, editors may be far from self-effacing, but as workers their contribution goes largely unacknowledged - a nod in the preface or a thank-you from the author at the launch party and that's it. They're the ghosts in the machine, the secret sharers, the anonymous power behind the throne.
    166. Blatchford, Christie: If gender identity debate at U of T was about free speech, then the battle is truly lost
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A recounting and criticism of the public debate over Bill C-16 and the Ontario Human Rights code, held in response to the remarks of University of a University of Toronto professor about transgender pronouns.
    167. Blau, Uri: Israeli Company 'Doing Good' Using Luxembourg Outpost
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The international business and philanthropic group led by Israel's richest woman includes a Luxembourg subsidiary that shares its address with more than 1200 other companies, and uses complex financial structures like internal loans and hybrid tools, according to analysis of secret tax documents by Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
    168. Blazak, Randy: Who the Hell is Supporting Donald Trump?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Somehow the Trump shell game has gained followers. So the question is now, who the hell are these people voting for Trump?
    169. Blejman, Mariano: Nine tips for talking with potential investors
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Tips on how journalists, or teams of journalists can generate interest from venture capital are provided.
    170. Block, Susan: Make 2015 the Year of the Bonobo!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      We humans have much to learn from our kissing cousins, the peaceful, empathic, playful, sensual and highly sexual Bonobo. Rather than play out the myth of ancestral 'killer apes', better follow the 'Bonobo Way', and extend our love to all living beings and Earth herself.
    171. Block, Susan: Secret Sexual Fantasies
      The Erotic Theater of the Mind
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Your fantasies are always with you, playing hide-and-seek with your perceived realities, whispering wild ideas into your inner ear, showing movies in your mind, stirring your passions mysteriously, yet so powerfully. If you are imprisoned in any way–by your work, your family, your education, your religion, your government–your fantasies become your freedom. Sometimes your ability to fantasize is the only freedom you have.
    172. Blomberg, Les: Noise, Sovereignty, and Civility
      Resource Type: Article
      Noise is caused by people and businesses claiming rights, usually property rights, to emit noise into the air, and by people who do not possess the civility to be good neighbors. While its effects are an environmental health issue, its causes are tied to the issues of sovereignty (who owns the air?) and civility (how should we treat our neighbors?).
    173. Bloom, Steve: Movement Grows to Save Mumia Abu-Jamal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      IN OCTOBER, MUMIA Abu-Jamal-Black activist and award-winning journalist who has been on Pennsylvania's death row since 1982-had his appeal for a new trial turned down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (see ATC 78).
    174. Bloom, Steve: Mumia Abu-Jamal: Awaiting the Decision
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      AT PRESS TIME internationally renowned author and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal still waits on Pennsylvania's death row for the state Supreme Court to issue a verdict on his appeal for a new trial. There are at least five ways the court can rule:
    175. Bloom, Steve: PA Supreme Court Rejects New Trial for Mumia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      THE OCTOBER 29 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, turning down Mumia Abu-Jamal's appeal for a new trial, is one more proof that the U.S. criminal court system has very little interest in justice. Justice demands, at the very least, a new trial in this case. The seven judges of Pennsylvania's highest court, however, have clearly demonstrated that they are simply one more cog in a government machine of death which is determined to take Mumia's life—not because he is guilty of any...
    176. Blue Pilgrimage: How Israel Abuses Africans
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2012
      Part 2 of 3 - interview with community activist Rami Gudovitch about state-sponsored Israeli racism towards non-Jewish Africah asylum-seekers.
    177. Blue Pilgrimage: Israel's War on Africans
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2014
      72-minute slideshow about Israel's treatment of non-Jewish African asylum-seekers, given at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada on March 9, 2014.
    178. Blum, Jordan: The Complete History of Nudism and Nudity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      One version of the history of nudism, combining a detailed account of the modern period (post-1900) with extremely dubious notions about ancient history.
    179. Blum, William: Afghanistan 1979-1992
      America's Jihad
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      An account of CIA and American involvement in Afghanistan since 1979
    180. Blum, William: AIPAC's Doomsday Conference
      It's the End of the World Again
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Iran, Israel, and the improbability of nuclear attack.
    181. Blum, William: The Berlin Wall: Another Cold War Myth
      A Response to Economic Sabotage
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      November 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall. The extravagant hoopla began months ago in Berlin. In the United States we can expect all the Cold War clichés about The Free World vs. Communist Tyranny to be trotted out.
    182. Blum, William: A Brief History of Superpowers
      The Neck Irons of Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      From the Congress of Vienna of 1815 to the Congress of Berlin in 1878 to the “Allies” invasion of Russia in 1918 to the formation of what became the European Union in the 1950s, the great powers of Europe and the world have gotten together in grand meeting halls and on the field of battle to set the ground rules for imperialist exploitation of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Australasia, to Christianize and ‘civilize’, to remake the maps, and to suppress revolutions and other threats to great-power hegemony.
    183. Blum, William: 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
    184. Blum, William: Cuba 1959 to 1980s
      The Unforgivable Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
    185. Blum, William: Eavesdropping on the Planet
      The Inalienable Right to Snoop?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Like a mammoth vacuum cleaner in the sky, the National Security Agency (NSA) sucks it all up: home phone, office phone, cellular phone, email, fax, telex … satellite transmissions, fiber-optic communications traffic, microwave links … voice, text, images … captured by satellites continuously orbiting the earth, then processed by high-powered computers … if it runs on electromagnetic energy, NSA is there, with high high tech. Twenty-four hours a day. Perhaps billions of messages sucked up each day. No one escapes. Not presidents, prime ministers, the UN Secretary-General, the pope, the Queen of England, embassies, transnational corporation CEOs, friend, foe, your Aunt Lena …
    186. Blum, William: Ecuador 1960-1963
      A Textbook of Dirty Tricks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      An account of the CIA-backed coups in Ecuador of 1960-1963.
    187. Blum, William: From Portugal to Egypt: a Cautionary Tale
      The Anti-Empire Report
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The events in Egypt cannot help but remind me of Portugal. Here, there, and everywhere, now and before, the United States of America, as always, is petrified of anything genuinely progressive or socialist, or even too democratic, for that carries the danger of allowing god-knows what kind of non-America-believer taking office.
    188. Blum, William: Guatemala 1962 to 1980s
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      An account of the United States' repeated intereventions in Guatemala.
    189. Blum, William: Hypocrisy Reigns
      Don't Forsake the Struggle
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      When Israel labels as "terrorists" the ship passengers who offered some resistance to the Israeli invaders, who points out that the passengers who resisted the 9-11 highjackers on the plane which crashed in Pennsylvania are called "heroes"?
    190. Blum, William: Indonesia 1957-1958
      War and Pornography
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      An account of the CIA's failed 1958 attempt to overthrow president Sukarno of Indonesia
    191. Blum, William: Iraq 1990-1991
      Desert Holocaust
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      An account of the American invasion of Iraq (Desert Shield) in 1990-91.
    192. Blum, William: It Doesn't Matter to Them If It's Untrue. It's a Higher Truth.
      The Anti-Empire Report
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The lies used to justify the US/NATO attack on Libya.
    193. Blum, William: Libya and the World We Live In
      The Holy Triumvirate
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO and the European Union — recognizes no higher power and believes, literally, that it can do whatever it wants in the world, to whomever it wants, for as long as it wants, and call it whatever it wants, like “humanitarian”.
    194. Blum, William: Osama Bin Laden, Bradley Manning and Me
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      As far as can be deduced, the government believes that the documents and videos that Bradley Manning gave to Wikileaks, which Wikileaks then widely distributed to international media, aided the enemy because it put US foreign policy in a very bad light.
    195. Blum, William: Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
    196. Blum, William: Putting Syria Into Some Perspective
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The 19th- and 20th-century colonialist-imperialist mentality is alive and well in the West.
    197. Blum, William: The United States and Torture
      We Tortured Some People and Probably Still Are....
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Two of the things that governments tend to cover-up or lie about the most are assassinations and torture, both of which are widely looked upon as exceedingly immoral and unlawful, even uncivilized. Since the end of the Second World War the United States has attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders and has led the world in torture; not only the torture performed directly by Americans upon foreigners, but providing torture equipment, torture manuals, lists of people to be tortured, and in-person guidance and encouragement by American instructors, particularly in Latin America.
    198. Blum, William: Uruguay 1964-1970
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      An account of American involvement in torture and counter-insurgency in Uruguay.
    199. Blum, William: The War on Terrorism ... or Whatever
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A brief survey of the War on Terrorism, a war that has become increasingly difficult to sell to the American public as one of pro-democracy "moderates" locked in a good-guy-versus-bad-guy struggle with an evil dictator, although in actuality the United States has fought on the same side as al Qaeda on repeated occasions before Syria.
    200. Blum, William: What Do the Imperial Mafia Really Want?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      Which is the more remarkable -- that the United States can openly announce to the world its determination to invade a sovereign nation and overthrow its government in the absence of any attack or threat of attack from the intended target? Or that for an entire year the world has been striving to figure out what the superpower's real intentions are?
    201. Blum, William: Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio?
      The Anti-Empire Report
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The double edged sword of declaring war and fighting "terrorism".
    202. Blum, William: Wikileaks, the US, Sweden and Devil's Island
      The Anti-Empire Report
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
    203. Blum, William: Would You Believe That the United States Tried to do Something That was Not Nice Against Hugo Chávez?
      The Plan to Destabilize Venesuela
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Wikileaks releases documents on U.S. efforts to overthrow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
    204. Blum, Willian: Cold War, today, tomorrow, every day till the end of the world.
      The Anti-Empire Report #145
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The first Cold War performed a lobotomy on Americans, replacing brain matter with anti-communist viral matter, producing more than 70 years of functional national stupidity. For all of you who missed this fun event there's good news: Cold War Two is here, as big and as stupid as ever. Russia and Vladimir Putin are repeatedly, and automatically, blamed for all manner of bad things.
    205. Blum, Willian: From Wikileaks to TSA
      Anti-Empire Report
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      We have to remind the American people of what they once knew but seem to have forgotten: that they don't want BIG government, or SMALL government; they don't want MORE government, or LESS government; they want government ON THEIR SIDE.
    206. Blum, Willian: U.S. Government Assassination Plots
      An appendiex to Killing Hope, by William Blum
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      A list of prominent foreign individuals whose assassination (or planning for same) the United States has been involved in since the end of the Second World War.
    207. Blumberg, Andrew J.; Eckersley, Peter: On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Over the next decade, systems which create and store digital records of people's movements through public space will be woven inextricably into the fabric of everyday life. We are already starting to see such systems now, and there will be many more in the near future.
    208. Blumenthal, Max: How the White Helmets Became International Heroes While Pushing U.S. Military Intervention and Regime Change in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Created by Western governments and popularized by a top PR firm, the White Helmets are saving civilians while lobbying for airstrikes.
    209. Blumenthal, Max: Inside the Shadowy PR Firm That’s Lobbying for Regime Change in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Posing as a non-political solidarity organization, the Syria Campaign leverages local partners and media contacts to push the U.S. into toppling another Middle Eastern government.
    210. Blunden, Bill: The FBI Can Bypass Encryption
      Why Cyber Security is a Magic Act
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
    211. Blunden, Bill: Mass Surveillance is Driven by the Private Sector
      The Lesson of Hacking Team's Malware
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A report published by Privacy International as well as an article posted by Vice Motherboard clearly show that both the DEA and the United States Army have long-standing relationships with Hacking Team, an Italian company that’s notorious for selling malware to any number of unsavory characters.
    212. Blunden, Bill: The NSA's Corporate Collaborators
      Willing Accomplices
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Emails published by Al Jazeera America, in addition to showing hi-tech executives and senior intelligence officials interacting on a casual first-name basis, reference a government program referred to as the Enduring Security Framework (ESF).
    213. Blunden, Bill: Stuxnet on the Loose
      Security for the One Percent
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Suspicions that the Stuxnet computer worm was indeed developed by the United States and Israel has once again exposed American exceptionalism. Espionage and sabotage are presented as intolerable criminal transgressions, normally causing our elected officials and military leaders to erupt in fits of righteous indignation. That is, unless the United States is doing the spying and the sabotaging.
    214. Blunden, Bill: Volkswagen and the Quandary of Hidden Code
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      After Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, Blunden states that this company is not the only one engaging in the practice of secretly modifying technology. Rather, systematic hidden codes are embedded in society and promoted by both companies and governments.
    215. Blunden, Bill: When Deep States Collide
      Turkey's Hesitancy Exposes Its Agenda
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It's no secret that members of the so-called coalition against ISIS have been less than enthusiastic about substantive military action as the bulk of the airstrikes so far have been executed by the United States.
    216. Blunden, Bill: The Zero-Sum Game of Perpetual War
      Why the Deep State Always Wins
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Readers with a morbid sense of curiosity can visit a web site called NukeMap that allows visitors to witness the devastation caused by nuclear weapons of varying yields on a city of their choosing.
    217. Blunden, William A: Darknet Sweep Casts Doubt on Tor
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      When news broke of Silk Road 2.0’s seizure by law enforcement a lot of people probably wrote it off as an isolated incident. Silk Road 2.0 was the successor to the original Silk Road web site and like its predecessor it was an underground bazaar for narcotics, fueled by more than $8 million in Bitcoin transactions and operated as a hidden service on the Tor anonymity network.
    218. Blunden, William A.: The Media’s Emphasis on Russian Hacking is a Diversion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      It's highly likely that the flurry of reports on alleged Russian hacking has more to do with a rejection of the status quo than with the act of clandestine meddling.
    219. Blythman, Joanna: Farmers in Palestine create amazing produce in adverse conditions - and are fighting to export them
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Palestine produces some of the finest olive oils in the world, not to mention dates, nuts, tomatoes - even wine. Now, despite the conflict, farmers are finding ways to export their produce - and show the world that their country is still the land of milk and honey.
    220. Boardman, William: Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic
      Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police violence across America (more than 900 killed by police so far in 2015).
    221. Boarini, Silvia: Unrecognized in the Negev
      The Plight of Israel's Bedouin Citizens
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      At the break of dawn on 27th July 2010, the unrecognized village of Al Araqib was surrounded by 1,500 police officers clad in riot gear. Helicopters circled overhead as bulldozers razed homes and animal pens to the ground. It took 4 hours to demolish a village that was home to around 300 people, hundreds of sheep, dozens of goose, hens, pigeons and horses.
    222. Boehlert, Eric: Right-Wing Media Send Their Mobs of Crazy Fans to Go After Private Citizens -- Including Kids
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The right-wing is igniting the crazies by pushing them to snoop on everyday people.
    223. Boffey, Daniel: Tory right-to-buy plan threatens mass selloff of council homes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Speculators circle as London councils could be forced to sell every new house they build, warns housing expert.
    224. Bogado, David; Rodriguez, Katitza: The Peruvian "Stalker Law" Will Be Reviewed By Congress, We Can Still Stop It
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Bogado and Rodriguez discuss the new decree in Peru known as "Ley Acosadora", or "the Stalker Law", allows warrantless access to Peruvians' location data and creates a new power for the government to track the movements of vulnerable mobile and Internet users.
    225. Boghosian, Heidi; Fernandez, Johanna: Mumia on COINTELPRO Activists and Other Ordinary Heroes
      The Linear Ancestors of Edward Snowden
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Mumia Abu-Jamal was one of hundreds of journalists who received in the mail a packet of covertly-copied COINTELPRO documents. They were sent by eight activists who broke into FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania in 1971—and whose identities just became known last week. The papers detailed names and activities of individuals he knew well for years, living and working closely together in communal spaces, who were FBI informants.
    226. Bohannon, John: Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
      In rich and poor countries, researchers turn to the Sci-Hub website
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.
    227. Bohne, Luciana: America's Recruitment of Nazis -- Then and Now
      Any bastard, so long as he's anti-communist
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The most prominent feature of the Nazi political philosophy was extreme anticommunism and particularly fanatic hatred of the USSR. That hatred set the world ablaze, and, yet, after the war, the Nazi administrators, chief intelligence officers, generals, police chiefs, and intellectuals of that regime of hatred and war were recruited to continue their work in the bosom of our secret National Security State, advising, influencing, and promoting our foreign policy in the Cold War. Did that policy change with the fall of the Berlin Wall? No, it intensified -- still absolutist, still aggressive, still dedicated to political warfare. Russia is still in our crosshairs.
    228. Bohne, Luciana: The Cowards' Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The condemnation of Radovan Karadzic to forty years of imprisonment by the International Crime Tribunal-Yugoslavia occasions these reflections.
    229. Bois, Marcel: Hitler Wasn't Inevitable
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The 70th anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials is cause to reflect on the forces that failed to halt Nazism’s rise.
    230. Boklage, Evgeniya: Journalistic Autonomy in Denmark. A Study
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A new study that looks at the subject of autonomy in the Danish media found that journalists in Denmark feel they have nearly complete freedom to make important choices concerning their work and the content they produce.
    231. Bollier, David: 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.
    232. Bollinger, Michelle: Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison?
      Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America's Most Famous Political Prisoner
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Leonard Pletier is a political prisoner who has spent more than 33 years in U.S. prisons for a crime he didn't commit.
    233. Bond, Monica: Why Logging Forests After Wildfires is Ecologically Destructive
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Bond exposes three prevailing falsehoods about logging that the U.S. Forest Service disseminates.
    234. Bond, Patrick: Beckoning Committed Climate Activists
      Extreme Weather and Even More Extreme Greenhouse Gas Emissions
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      It is evident the climate crisis is far more severe than most scientists had anticipated.
    235. Bond, Patrick: The Mandela Years in Power
      Did He Jump or Was He Pushed?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      South Africa's democratization was profoundly compromised by an intra-elite economic deal that, for most people, worsened poverty, unemployment, inequality and ecological degradation, while also exacerbating many racial, gender and geographical differences.
    236. BondGraham, Darwin: Israeli Company Targeted by Oakland Blockade Imports Ammunition Into US
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israeli-owned shipping company Zim, the target of recent port blockades organized by Palestinian solidarity activists in California, is importing millions of rounds of small arms ammunition into the United States each year.
    237. Bonilla, Isadora; Giordano, Al: In Mexico, Finally, a Revolt Against the Media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The summer will determine if the “I Am 132” moment becomes a movement and that’s why “Mexican Spring” is a poor choice of words for it.
    238. Bonilla, Mayte G.: The work of authentic journalists is the most important thing for social movements
      How Mercedes Osuna became a rebel with a cause
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Not an activist, social organizer nor a defender: Mercedes Osuna would rather define her work as human labor, something that she has dedicated an entire life to. She was born in a place were true words are heard with the heart and she lived out her convictions at a young age.
    239. Bonneau, Joseph: A Technical Perspective on the Apple iPhone Case
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The legal dispute between Apple and the FBI might prove pivotal in the long-running battle to protect users' privacy and right to use uncompromised encryption. The case has captured the public imagination. Of course, EFF supports Apple's efforts to protect its users. The case is complicated technically, and there is a lot of misinformation and speculation. This post will offer a technical overview, based on information gleaned from the FBI's court motion and Apple's security documentation.
    240. Bonnefoy, Pascale: A Chilean Ex-Soldier Guiltily Recalls His Unit's Atrocities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Guillermo Padilla was part of a commando unit that spent months combing towns and remote outposts in southern Chile in late 1973, searching for suspected opponents of the military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and for weapons. The unit raided homes, arrested and tortured suspects, and killed at least 30 people, he said. He admitted to participating in several executions as part of a firing squad.
    241. Bonner, Allan: Keeping Current
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      With a blog, a piece in the Globe or an appearance on a cable show that only two percent of the population watches, you can get a bounce or multiplier effect. Mainstream networks and cable news shows are reading blogs on the air to viewers, thus giving them legs.
    242. Bonner, Allan: Meeting the Media Face-to-Face
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      What to do when a reporter calls or when meeting the media face to face.
    243. Bonner, Allan: Top Ten Positive Gestures
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2008
    244. Bonner, Allan: Top Ten Questions to Ask When a Reporter Calls You
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      When you're respoding to a reporter's call, take time to think and ask yourself these questions.
    245. Bonner, Allan: Top Ten Strategies for Appearing on a TV Talk Show
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      Prepare yourself to appear on a TV talk show.
    246. Bonner, Allan: Top Ten Things to do Before a Radio Talk Show
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      Be prepared when you go on a talk show.
    247. Bonner, Dr. Allan: Top Ten Misconceptions About the Media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    248. Bonner, Dr. Allan: Top Ten Rules of Crisis Management
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    249. Bonner, Dr. Allan: Top Ten Rules of Risk Communication
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    250. Bonner, Dr. Allan: Top Ten Strategies for an Appearance in Front of an Editorial Board
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    251. Bonner, Dr. Allan: Top Ten Things to do Before a Presentation or Speech
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    252. Bonner, Dr. Allan: Top Ten Ways to Calm Down During Tense Negotiations or Mediations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    253. Bonogofsky, Alexis: I Was Sick for a Year After an Oil Spill. Five Years Later, Pipeline Accidents Are Worsening
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Early in the morning on July 2, 2011, I walked down the gravel road on our Montana farm to let the goats out to graze for the day. I found an oily rainbow sheen on the Yellowstone River flowing through our hay fields and pasture, plus large clumps of crude oil sticking to trees, cattails and brush. The oily water was in our sloughs, our pond and the creek that runs along the eastern edge of the farm. I checked the local news on my phone and found that an Exxon oil pipeline had ruptured underneath the Yellowstone River upstream. More than 300 people upstream from us were evacuated, but no one had thought to notify those of us further from the spill. The smell of hydrocarbons was overwhelming. In the end, more than 63,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the Yellowstone River from what we later learned was a "guillotine cut" in Exxon's Silvertip pipeline, which lay in a trench only four to five feet under the Yellowstone River.
    254. Bonomo, Robert: What If the Children Dying in Gaza Were Jews?
      They Made Them Do It....
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Let’s do a thought experiment and imagine that the Arabs had gotten the better of the Israelis in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and after years of conflict, all that was left of Israel was the Gaza strip. Assume for a moment that instead of Palestinians, over 1.8 million Jews were crammed into the 11 mile Gaza strip and the state of Palestine, subsidized and supported by a superpower, was administering the calories to the Jews in Gaza, keeping them to a limit of 2,300 a day.
    255. Boone, Barri: Left Out History - review
      Against The Current vol. 162
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A review of 'Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels and Black Power' by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy.
    256. Boone, Barri: Joyce Maupin, 1914-1998
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      JOYCE MAUPIN, A long-time revolutionary activist and writer and a founder of Union WAGE (Women's Alliance to Gain Equality), died last September 14. Joyce loved to recount the story about “women in line to pee” leading to the formation of Union WAGE, the organization they spent a decade building. Her friend, Jean Maddox (ex-Communist Party) attended a March, 1971 conference on Women's Day at UCB (Berkeley) called by NOW. Standing in line for the bathroom, Jean chatted with Anne...
    257. Boone, Jon: The Saints Go Marching Out as the Face of Islam Hardens in Pakistan
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Sufi-influenced tradition of Barelvism, with its shrines, music and meditation, is reeling under an ideological assault from severe, Saudi-funded Wahhabism, religious leaders warn.
    258. booooooom staff: Good News of the Day: Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      South Africa's Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 800 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks' upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.
    259. Boots, Joey: Arrested For Being Legally Topless in NYC
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2012
      In New York City it is completely legal for women to be topless. Meet Moira Johnston - she walks around the Union Square area topless to exercise her legal right to be equal.
    260. Borger, Julian: GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Edward Snowden papers unmask close technical cooperation and loose alliance between British, German, French, Spanish and Swedish spy agencies.
    261. Borger, Julian: NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian's offices in London.
    262. Borger, Julian: War is Over - Now Serbs and Bosniaks Fight to Win Control of a Brutal History
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Serb nationalists are striving to suppress reminders of atrocities committed in the name of separatism, mostly against the country's Muslims (known as Bosniaks) and to construct an alternative history in which Serbs were the principal victims. Many Bosniaks and outside observers fear that this refusal to come to terms with the past means there are few guarantees that such acts will not be repeated.
    263. Borgstrom, Daniel: Remembering a Vietnam Veteran
      The Death of Sgt. Van Dale Todd
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
    264. Borgstrom, Daniel: Report from the Pvt. Manning Contingent at SF Pride, June 2015
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Sunday, June 28th started out cloudy, as one might expect in San Francisco, but the sun eventually came out, making it a good day for the Gay Pride event -- and a good day to honor Whistleblower Chelsea Manning. There was to be a parade, and one of the units would be the Pvt. Manning Contingent.
    265. Bose, Purnima: Inside the Corporate University
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Recent corporate transformation of the university, the profit-driven research orientation and the direction of instruction to the requirements of the private sector discourages faculty from finding common cause with other constituencies. The article looks into problems of neoliberal university and how to help create a genuine university community.
    266. Bottari, Mary: GOP Creates Perverse Online Voter Registration, Making It Harder for People to Vote
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The bill will ultimately reduce voting by senior citizens, people with disabilities and minorities.
    267. Boura, Malcolm: Big business censorship
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Big business is almost entirely unaccountable. Some of the worst offenders are US corporations exporting harmful attitudes from the USA to the rest of the world. We suspect that some of them are driven by religious prejudices largely alien to Europe.
    268. Bovard, James: Bill Clinton's Most Abominable Freedom Fighters Uncloaked
      Return to Kosovo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Unfortunately, Bill Clinton will never be held liable for killing innocent Serbs or for helping body-snatchers take over a nation the size of Connecticut. Clinton is reportedly being paid up to $500,000 for each speech he gives nowadays. Perhaps some of the well-heeled attendees could flourish artificial arms and legs in the air to showcase Clinton’s actual legacy.
    269. Bovard, James: How Drug Courier Profiles Begot Terrorism Watch Lists
      The Drug War and the Fourth Amendment
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      More than a million names are now included on the catch-all terrorist watch list maintained by U.S. government agencies.
    270. Bovard, James: Obama food aid ravages Third World farmers
      Despite uplifting rhetoric, Obama is perpetuating a program that sabotages foreigners' self-sufficiency
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The US taxpayers who finance foreign food aid surely believe they are feeding starving people. But the truth is the reverse - it is undermining indigenous agriculture in recipient countries - creating famine and chronic malnutrition, while sabotaging self-sufficiency.
    271. Bovard, James: Obamas Sordid Record on Censorship and Secrecy
      Blindfolding the Republic
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Obama’s failure to attend the Charlie Hebdo march in Paris and the condemnations of this press freedom omission.
    272. Bovard, James: Where's the Body Count from Shootings by the Police?
      Protecting Killer Cops
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      It estimated that in the United States in 2011 police shot more than 1,100 people, killing 607. However, the government refuses to keep track of the killings, so the exact number is unknown, and may well be higher.
    273. Bow, James: The Parliament Streetcar (Deceased)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A history of the Parliament streetcar route in Toronto, including the eventual closure of the route.
    274. Bowerman, Glyn: The Countdown Clock Law is Ridiculous, and so is the Police Pedestrian Blitz
      The pedestrian countdown clock law shows what's wrong with Toronto's approach to road issues.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The Highway Traffic Act is a foolish law, and this crackdown is antithetical to council’s stated goals. Rather than wasting police resources on enforcing it, we should be appealing to the province to scrap it altogether, as they did in New York City.
    275. Boxely, Simon: The meaning of the school testing obsession
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      This article focuses on the new frontiers for the calculation of human productivity in its earliest forms, in early years education in Britain; but the general points are applicable across continents and educational age-phases. It will be argued that the English baseline test is just one example of the policing of capital's interests in our classrooms, but a particularly pernicious one for the way it reaches deep into the experience of the youngest children.
    276. Boyer, Pascal: Why is Religion Natural?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      Is religious belief a mere leap into irrationality as many skeptics assume? Psychology suggests that there may be more to belief than the suspension of reason.
    277. Boyle, Kevin et al.: Unveiled
      Art and Censorship in Iran
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      This report seeks to illustrate the manner in which artistic censorship in Iran is both shaped and shapes; to demonstrate where the focus of the conflict lies between the Islamic Republic of Iran and individual expression.
    278. Bragg, Melvyn: Readings from the Peasants' Revolt
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      Melvyn Bragg follows his long historical exploration of the Routes of English with Voices of the Powerless, in which he explores the lives of the ordinary working men and women of Britain at six critical moments across the last 1,000 years.
    279. Bragman, Bob: Turn on tune in - hippie photos unseen for decades
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A recent visit to the Chronicle's basement archives to look for hippie-related photos paid off with some wonderful images that have not been seen in several decades. Many of them were taken in San Francisco and the Bay Area.
    280. Bramhall, Stuart Jeanne: Farming Without Machines: A Revolutionary Agricultural Technology
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Originally published in 1974, How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (And Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land than You Can Imagine1 remains a vital resource for farmers, agricultural researchers and planners, sustainability activists and home gardeners.
    281. Bramhall, Stuart Jeanne: Private Banks: Creating Money Out of Thin Air
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In his book The Joy of Tax: How a Fair Tax System Can Create a Better Society, Richard Murphy, UK Tax Justice Network co-founder, offers a radically pioneering approach to tax and fiscal policy. Murphy is one of the first economists to link tax policy to the 400- year-old reality that nearly all money is created by private banks out of thin air.
    282. Branfman, Fred: When Chomsky Wept
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A portrait of Noam Chomsky.
    283. Branigan, Tania: Champion of Chinese Farmers' Rights Jailed for Forging Official Documents
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Villagers pack the court to applaud woman given two years in prison for trying to prevent land grabs and illegal demolition.
    284. Branigan, Tania: Chinese shrine seeks stock-market path to financial nirvana
      Zhejiang's Mount Putuo is latest sacred site to contemplate listing, prompting alarm over commercialisation of Chinese culture
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Mount Putuo in Zhejiang is the latest of several religious sites whose administrators have announced plans for a multimillion-pound stock-market flotation.
    285. Brasch, Walter: Arsenic-Laced Coffee is Good for You
      Would You Like Sugar With That?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Environmental Protection Agency, in 2013, identified about 1,000 chemicals that the oil and gas industry uses in fracking operations, most of them carcinogens at the strengths they shove into the earth.
    286. Brasch, Walter: Citizen-Journalist Fined for Telling the Truth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The story of an injunction against against a journalist who dared to tell the truth.
    287. Brasch, Walter: A Nation of Millennial Entitlements
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A student twice sued Misericordia College because she failed a nursing class. Why do significant numbers of people believe they are entitled to get the credentials they want even if they don't have the qualifications required?
    288. Bratich, Jack Z.: The Twitterest Pill
      Policing Dissent in the Information Age
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Who judges the legitimate and illegitimate uses of communications technology in social movements? Which networked alliances have State-sponsorship, and which ones face criminalization and State-crackdown? Social media are relying on open network access, but this openness too easily sugarcoats itself in democratic notions (participation, interactivity, freedom). At the same historic moment, we are also witnessing an expansion, integration, and refinement of sovereign police power. When the two converge we begin to see an increase in repressive intervention into, and pre-emption of, information use.
    289. BRAUCHLI , Christopher: And the Secret Word Is
      The Deep Meaning of "Relevant"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Senators Mark Udall and Tom Wyden's secret about the operations of the N.S.A. was an interpretation of one word "relevant" in the Patriot Act by the FISA Court.
    290. Brauchli, Christopher: Criminalizing First-Graders
      Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
    291. Brauchli, Christopher: Intolerance, Saudi-Style
      With Friends Like These...
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      What all of those victims of the Saudi criminal justice system have in common is that their offenses related strictly to intellectual activities and not physical violence.
    292. Brauchli, Christopher: Invitation to a Hanging
      Pity the Executioner
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A recently filed lawsuit suggests Texas execution officials were forced to engage in illegal activities in order to obtain a death dealing drug.
    293. Brecher, Jeremy: Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline.
    294. Brecher, Jeremy: 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."
    295. Brecher, Jeremy: Making the Promises Real: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      As nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris approved the UN Climate Change Agreement, the AFL-CIO issued a statement that broke new ground on climate. While the AFL-CIO opposed the Kyoto climate agreement and never supported the failed Copenhagen agreement, it applauded the Paris climate change agreement as "a landmark achievement in international cooperation" and called on America "to make the promises real."
    296. Brecher, Jeremy: 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.
    297. Brecher, Jeremy: This is What Insurgency Looks Like
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The call to Break Free from Fossil Fuels envisioned "tens of thousands of people around the world rising up" to take back control of their own destiny; "sitting down" to "block the business of government and industry that threaten our future"; conducting "peaceful defense of our right to clean energy." That's just what happened.
    298. Brenner, Johanna: Feminism's March from Nation to Home - interview
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Johanna Brenner interviews Ninotchka Rosca.
    299. Brenner, Michael: Crime or Punishment Why Wall Street Elites Don't Do Time
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Illicit financial behavior has been decriminalized in the United States -- for all practical purposes. Despite the revelations of massive misconduct by banks and other financial services businesses, criminal investigations are rare, indictments exceptional and guilty judgments extraordinary. Most potentially culpable actions are overlooked by authorities, slighted, reduced from criminal to civil status when pursued, individuals evade penalties much less punishment, and the appeals courts take extreme liberties in exonerating culprits when and if the odd conviction reaches them. The last mentioned are establishing new frontiers in the formulation of ingeniously sophistic arguments to justify letting financial malefactors off the hook.
    300. Brenner, Michael: Plutocracy in America
      Runaway Exploitation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Arguments for categorizing America as a plutocracy (a government of the rich and for the rich).
    301. Brenner, Robert: The Looming Crisis of World Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      MARXIST ECONOMISTS ARE famous for having accurately predicted seven out of the last one international economic crisis. Perhaps for that reason, many in recent times have been unusually cautious about once again "crying wolf," even as the evidence of international economic dislocation has mounted around them. Today, however, prediction is no longer necessary. The international economy, outside of the United States and Europe—perhaps 50% of the world—is already experiencing...
    302. Bréville,Benoît; Bulard,Martine: The injustice industry
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      There is a major legal business in corporate lawsuits against governments, seeking either a change in proposed legislation to suit corporate demands, or compensation. Under TTIP, European governments could face the same claims.
    303. Brewer, Joe; Lakoff, George: 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.
    304. Bricker, Kristin: Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered
      Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. The incident comes just days after Abarca filed charges against two Blackfire employees, Ciro Roblero Perez and Luis Antonio Flores Villatoro, for threatening to shoot him if he didn't stop organizing against Canadian mining company Blackfire's barium mine in Chicomuselo.
    305. Bricmont, Jean: Beware the Anti-Anti-War Left
      Why Humanitarian Interventionism is a Dead End
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Ever since the 1990s, and especially since the Kosovo war in 1999, anyone who opposes armed interventions by Western powers and NATO has to confront what may be called an anti-anti-war left (including its far left segment).
    306. Bricmont, Jean: 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.
    307. Bricmont, Jean: The Trump Phenomenon, as Seen From Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Trump is berated as the latest incarnation of Evil (after Saddam, Gaddafi, Assad, the Brexiters): racist, sexist, Islamophobe, a friend of dictators, etc., in short the embodiment of all that arouses the righteous indignation of the human rights defenders. I would like to suggest a different way of seeing Trump. He is above all a capitalist, almost a caricature of the sort of man capitalism produces, encourages and celebrates. He makes money and is proud of it. For him, the bottom line is cost-benefit. Everything comes down to that ratio. Defend the Baltic States? What does it cost, what do we gain? Defend Japan? What does it cost, what do we gain?
    308. Briemberg, Mordecai: A Journey from Satire to Legal Suite to Defense of Democratic Rights
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      An account of CanWest's lawsuit arising out of a parody satirizing the Vancouver Sun's biased reporting on Israel and Palestine.
    309. Briggs, Laura: Digital Disconnect and its adverse impact on how (or whether) we engage with nature
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      As the Digital Schoolhouse programme starts a national roll out to schools across the UK, scientists warn that digital disconnect can mean caring less - for each other and the environment.
    310. Briski, Zana; Kauffman, Ross: Born into Brothels
      Calcutta's Red Light Kids
      Resource Type: Film
      Published: 2004
      The chronicling of two documentary filmmakers and their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.
    311. Brittain, Victoria: The Jordan Valley: stolen land, stolen childhood
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Jordan Valley in the Palestinian West Bank is under active annexation to Israel - in breach of the 4th Geneva Convention. Victoria Brittain went there to explore what this means for the people of the Valley.
    312. Brody, Richard: Why Does It Matter If Heidegger Was Anti-Semitic?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The publication of the philosopher Martin Heidegger’s “Schwarzen Hefte” (“Black Notebooks”), written between 1931 and the early nineteen-seventies, is likely to cause an uproar.
    313. Brodzinsky, Sibylla: Colombian farmers risk death to reclaim lost land
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The government wants to correct decades of 'land reform in reverse'. But powerful criminal, armed and business interests are ranged against the country's displaced peasants.
    314. Bromwich, David: What Are We Allowed to Say?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Free speech is an aberration -- it is best to begin by admitting that. In most societies throughout history and in all societies some of the time, censorship has been the means by which a ruling group or a visible majority cleanses the channels of communication to ensure that certain conventional practices will go on operating undisturbed. It is not only traditional cultures that see the point of taboos on speech and expressive action. Even in societies where faith in progress is part of a common creed, censorship is often taken to be a necessary means to effect improvements that will convey a better life to all. Meanwhile, since the fall of Soviet communism, liberal bureaucrats in the North Atlantic democracies have kept busy constructing speech codes and guidelines on civility to soften the impact of unpleasant ideas.
    315. Brooke, Bryan: Case study: a closer look at community partnerships
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
    316. Brooke, Heather: How the US government secretly reads your email
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Secret orders forcing Google and Sonic to release a WikiLeaks volunteer's email reveal the scale of US government snooping.
    317. Brooks, Jeff: Yoda fundraising for Luke Skywalker donors
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2012
      Here's a wonderful TEDx talk by Nancy Duarte. It's about giving presentations, but you'll see how it applies to fundraising too. Early on, she makes a point that's so very important for presenters: You are not Luke Skywalker. You are Yoda.That is, you aren't the hero in the room. The people you're talking to are the heroes. You're the little wise-man who equips the hero to be a hero.
    318. Brown, Alleen: Huge Pipeline Company Kinder Morgan Hired Off-Duty Cops to 'Deter Protests' in Pennsylvania
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Kinder Morgan, the self-proclaimed "largest energy infrastructure company in North America," paid $50,000 for off-duty police officers from a Pennsylvania department to patrol a controversial gas pipeline construction site. The hiring came after a request from the corporation for uniformed officers that could "deter protests and prevent delays."
    319. Brown, Ellen: Hang Onto Your Wallets: Negative Interest, the War on Cash and the $10 Trillion Bail-in
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      If you’re an ordinary saver with your money in the bank, you may soon be paying the bank to hold your funds rather than the reverse.
    320. Brown, Ellen: Monsanto, the TPP and Global Food Dominance
      Putting Profits Before Populations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Global food control has nearly been achieved, by reducing seed diversity with GMO (genetically modified) seeds that are distributed by only a few transnational corporations. But this agenda has been implemented at grave cost to our health; and if the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) passes, control over not just our food but our health, our environment and our financial system will be in the hands of transnational corporations.
    321. Brown, Ellen: Richmond and Eminent Domaine
      The Stone That Brings Down Goliath?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In a nearly $13 billion settlement with the US Justice Department in November 2013, JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large US bank, had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice, sowing the seeds of the mortgage meltdown.
    322. Brown, Ellen: The War on Savings: the Panama Papers, Bail-Ins, and the Push to Go Cashless
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The bombshell publication of the "Panama Papers," leaked from a Panama law firm specializing in shell companies, has triggered both outrage and skepticism. In an April 3, 2016 article titled "Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak," UK blogger Craig Murray writes that the whistleblower no doubt had good intentions; but he made the mistake of leaking his 11.5 million documents to the corporate-controlled Western media, which released only those few documents incriminating opponents of Western financial interests.
    323. Brown, Ellen: Why Do Banks Really Want Our Deposits?
      Hint: It's Not to Finance Loans
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.
    324. Brown, Ellen: Why Qaddafi had to go: African gold, oil and the challenge to monetary imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      What was NATO's violent intervention in Libya really all about? Now we know, writes Ellen Brown, thanks to Hillary Clinton's recently published emails. It was to prevent the creation of an independent hard currency in Africa that would free the continent from economic bondage under the dollar, the IMF and the French African franc, shaking off the last heavy chains of colonial exploitation.
    325. Brown, J Pat; Maass, Dave: How California police are tracking your biometric data in the field
      Agencies are using mobile fingerprint scanners, tattoo and facial recognition software
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      EFF and MuckRock got together to reveal how state and local law enforcement agencies are using mobile biometric technology in the field by filing public records requests around the country. Thousands of pages of documents were obtained from more than 30 agencies.
    326. Brown, Jeffrey: Internet history is fragile. This archive is making sure it doesn't disappear
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2017
      A report on the Internet Archive (archive.org) including an interview with its founder, Brewster Kahle.
    327. Brown, Jenny: Enough With the Just In Time Schedules, Say Retail Workers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Employers increasingly use part-time scheduling to decrease costs and crush attempts at worker organizing. Scheduling software now cuts shifts into chunks as small as 15-minutes. Last-minute schedule changes result when the software predicts customer traffic based on the weather forecast or recent sales patterns. Most retail workers now don't know their schedules a week ahead of time, and often have shifts added or cancelled at the last minute. Erratic scheduling can also make it impossible for parttime workers to hold two jobs, because they never know when they will be available.
    328. Brown, Mark: Google a great painting
      Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
    329. Brown, Valerie and Grossman, Elizabeth: Why the United States Leaves Deadly Chemicals on the Market
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Scientists are trained to express themselves rationally. They avoid personal attacks when they disagree. But some scientific arguments become so polarized that tempers fray.
    330. Browne, Harry: 'Factivism' and Other Fairytales from Bono
      The 'Inner Nerd' Gets It Wrong, Again
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A rebuttal to U2 singer Bono's claims regarding the 'imminent eradication of extreme poverty'.
    331. Brulliard, Karin: After the Arab spring, the struggle continues on a university campus
      A dispute between a secular academic and conservative Islamists threatens the peace at a Tunisian university
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A university administrator takes a stand against religious extremism.
    332. Brunger, Karen: Public Speaking: Overcoming The Fear
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Tips for overcoming anxiety.
    333. Brunner, Benny (director): The Great Book Robbery
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2012
      As Palestinians were expelled from their land in 1948, librarians from Israel’s National Library followed the militias as they forced their way into Palestinian homes. Their mission was to collect as many valuable books, manuscripts, photographs and artworks as possible – an estimated 70,000 books were seized.
    334. Brunner, Keith: The Rise of Vermont's Fracked Gas Battle: Communities Organize Against Pipeline Plans
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Nate and Jane Palmer's farm sits in a clay plain basin adjacent to one of the many wetlands in Monkton, a rural Vermont community known for, among other things, its annual salamander migrations and amphibian road crossings.
    335. Brunton, Finn: A Short History of Spam
      Coming to an Inbox Near You
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Objects can talk in cartoons and fairy tales: toys tell their stories. Now our domestic appliances have begun to speak, and they would like to sell us pills and porn, and for us to give them our bank details.
    336. Bryan, Kim: Wonderful Wonderful Carbon Haven!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      With the activists gearing up outside and developing countries in no mood for compromise - climate justice is definitely on the agenda this time round.
    337. Bryant, Lee: Ocean 'dead zones' are spreading - and that spells disaster for fish
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Oxygen levels in our oceans are falling, producing growing 'dead zones' where only the hardiest organisms can survive. The causes are simple: pollution with nutrient-rich wastes, and global warming. But the only solution is to stop it happening - or wait for 1,000 years.
    338. Bryant, Nick: Ordeal of Australia's child migrants
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The story of the British child migrants sent to Australia has been described as a history of lies, deceit, cruelty and official disinterest and neglect.
    339. Brygo, Julien: Filipino Maids for Export
      'Always be Punctual and Don't Count the Work You are Doing'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Twelve percent of the Philippines’ GDP comes as remittances from nationals abroad. Many of those are maids, sent all over the world into domestic service to support their children back home. The Philippines government is even training them in servitude.
    340. Brümmer, Stefaans: I'm still waiting for my first car chase
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Stefaans Brümmer is the co-founder and managing partner of the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism in South Africa. The M&G Centre, which is nicknamed amaBhungane, isiZulu for "the dung beetles,” is a nonprofit that produces public interest investigative reporting. In this interview, Brümmer discusses his groundbreaking corruption probe that culminated in the arrest of a national police commissioner, and the challenges he confronted in investigating a powerful law enforcement official.
    341. Bucaro, Leanne: Creating your Key Messages - Part One
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Key messages are phrases of different lengths that provide a description of your company in very succinct understandable terms.
    342. Bucaro, Leanne: Creating your Key Messages - Part Two
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Nobody knows your business better than you - so you, as the business owner or CEO, are in the best position to develop or lead the project to develop the key messages for your company.
    343. Bucaro, Leanne: How To Get Personality Into Your Growing Business
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Most people associate the word personality with individuals. But businesses can have personalities too, and the image and feeling of a more distinctive business are likely to remain with customers.
    344. Bucaro, Leanne: Managing your Brand in an Insecure World
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Brand value is determined in part by your brand and related company activities such as public relations, customer service experiences, as well as successes and failures in the market.
    345. Bucaro, Leanne: Pitching the Media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      When pitching a story idea to a reporter, remember that they don't really care. Your job is to make them care. A well thought-out, concise pitch will ensure you don't strike out.
    346. Bucaro, Leanne: So why PR?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Public Relations (PR) includes on-going activities to ensure that a company has a strong public image. PR activities include helping the public to understand the company and its products.
    347. Bucaro, Leanne: Starting your PR Plan
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      It doesn't matter if you are "Joe's Bike Shop" or a multi-national conglomerate - almost every business has a story to tell. It is never too early to start a PR Plan.
    348. Bucaro, Leanne: Using Social Media To Build Your Brand
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Social media is the fastest growing medium to market your product and communicate with your audience. And when it comes to branding your product it just might be the simplest and cheapest way to create awareness to potential clients.
    349. Bucaro, Leanne: Using Trade Shows As A PR Opportunity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Trade shows are a wonderful opportunity to enhance your brand. Every chance you get to be in front of your target audience and/or the media is a great opportunity.
    350. Bucheit, Paul: Three Big Lies of the Super-Rich
      Why Being in the Highest Class Doesn't Mean You're a High Class Person
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The conservative spin of the media is designed to protect the rich from challenge.
    351. Buchheit, Paul: Five Reasons the Super-Rich Need Big Government
      The Real Welfare Kings and Queens
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Taxes represent payment for society’s many benefits, which get bigger and better as people get richer.
    352. Buczynski, Beth: Do Vegetarians Kill More Animals Than Meat Eaters?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A recent article published by an Australian scientist, however, contends that those who choose to eat all-plant diets are actually responsible for the death of more animals than those who eat them.
    353. Bufe, Chaz: Poles 'n holes: Working in the porn biz
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1986
      Pornography worker Chaz Bufe on work, sexuality and censorship in America.
    354. Bullough,Oliver: Welcome to Ukraine, the most corrupt nation in Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      While the conflict with Russia heats up in the east, life for most Ukrainians is marred by corruption so endemic that even hospitals appear to be infected.
    355. Bunsha, Dionne: Modi in Canada
      What Canadians Should Know About Harper's New Guest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      When Stephen Harper hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Canada this week, they will be greeted with both adoring fans and with protests. Modi, an extremist Hindu nationalist, has a strong support base within a section of the Indian community. But his past comes back to haunt him. A human rights organization called Sikhs for Justice has appealed to the Canadian government to prosecute Modi for the massacre of Muslims in Gujarat.
    356. Bunting, Madeleine: Heeding nature to understand ourselves
      A new genre of writing is putting centre stage the interconnectedness between human beings and the wilderness
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      A new literary tendency in the nature writing genre is to point out the interconnectedness between humans and their environment. Rather than study nature as a thing apart from man, these books challenge their readers to engage with the other species in their immediate surroundings.
    357. Burch, Mark: 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.
    358. Burke, Jason; Sahariah, Sutirtha: India's acid attack victims unite against the horror of their past
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Last year, 349 people in India, mostly women, had acid thrown on them in deliberate assaults. A groundbreaking cafe allows some of them a new start. Sheroes (run by an NGO in the city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal) is a rare beacon of hope where the aim is to help change perceptions of the survivors of acid attacks and to allow them to regain some confidence.
    359. Burr, William: SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
      U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Power" targets in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe
      Major cities in Soviet Bloc, including East Berlin, were high priorities in "Systematic Destruction" for atomic bombings. Plans to target people (“Population”) violated international legal norms.
    360. Burtenshaw, Ronan: The Media Against Jeremy Corbyn
      The British media has launched an unprecedented campaign of disinformation against Jeremy Corbyn
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The British media has never had much time for Jeremy Corbyn. Within a week of his election as Labour Party leader in September, it was engaging in a campaign the Media Reform Coalition characterized as an attempt to "systematically undermine" his position. In an avalanche of negative coverage 60 percent of all articles which appeared in the mainstream press about Corbyn were negative with only 13 percent positive. The newsroom, ostensibly the objective arm of the media, had an even worse record: 62 percent negative with only 9 percent positive.
    361. Buruma, Ian: A Polite Coup
      Why one of Asia's most open societies keeps turning to military rule
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      As military coups go, Thailand's putsch on May 22, 2014, was rather polite -- no mass imprisonments, no stadiums full of students tortured and shot. The toppled prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, was detained for only three days. Before the coup, there had been months of street clashes between loyalist "red shirts" and opposition "yellow shirts," and now General Prayuth Chan-ocha's junta promised to "restore happiness to the people."
    362. Bush, David: Debating Syria Productively
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A collection of remarks on how the debate, within the left, over the Syrian conflict has been lacking and could be made more productive.
    363. Bustelo, Joaquin: Immigration Reform: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The introduction of “immigration reform” legislation is a tribute first and foremost to the heroic activism of proud “Undocumented and Afraid” youth coming forward to demand their rights and refusing to live in the shadows.
    364. Butler, Patrick: Privatise Child Protection Services, Department for Education Proposes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Experts sound alarm over UK proposal to outsource children's services to private firms.
    365. Butler, Shiuan: Should women have the right to go topless in public?
      An Interview With NYC's Topless Activist
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Moira Johnston wants to "expand the vocabulary and definition" of breasts: "They can be non-sexual in any culture."
    366. Butler, Simon: Climate politics must be as radical as the climate crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      If the climate action movement allows its goals to be shaped by what is permissible in a capitalist economy then it has already failed. To respond to the climate emergency, our politics must be as radical as our reality. Revolutionary changes needed for humankind to survive and thrive.
    367. Butler, Simon: Corporations profiting out of food crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The small group of food multinationals that monopolise the world food market are positioning themselves to take full advantage of the crisis: the latest food price hikes threaten to drive more people back into hunger.
    368. Butler, Simon: Marxism as if the planet mattered
      A Return to Marx's Ecological Critique
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels held that capitalism inevitably tears apart the natural conditions that sustain life. They argued capitalism's exploitation of working people, and the unsustainable exploitation of nature, were linked and part of the same process.
    369. Buttar, Shahid: The hubris of investigators
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A now-vacated hearing over whether to require Apple to undermine the security of its users prompted an ongoing controversy over government access to encrypted devices. While the court in San Bernardino may never rule on the flood of arguments supporting Apple's defense of user security, observers-- especially members of Congress-- should pay close attention to a few themes that have emerged in the public debate.
    370. Button, Gregory: The Flint Water Crisis is Not Without Parallel in Michigan History
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In the days, weeks, and months following a disaster people feel uncertain about real and perceived risks. The parties directly involved a disaster as well as other organizations such as public agencies, governmental bodies, corporations, the media, and environmental groups release a cacophony of information and disputations that the affected population and the general public see as conflicting and confusing. In the process victims and the general public struggle to gain credible sources of information in an attempt to make sense of an event and unpack the truth in order to assign, meaning, blame, and responsibility as well as develop coping strategies and effective remedies. This informational uncertainty can also result in the lack of an effective response between responding governmental agencies on all levels as witnessed in the ongoing crisis in Flint, Michigan.
    371. Buxton, Nick; Brennan, Brid; Tognoni, Andrea; Aguiar, Diana: Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim and El Salvador's struggle against corporate impunity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The controversial legal case that Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim has launched against El Salvador has added fuel to the growing international debate on the balance of corporate rights and responsibilities and the need for new legal international frameworks to address corporate impunity.
    372. Byler, Eric; Park, Annabel: 9500 Liberty
      Resource Type: Film
      Published: 2009
      Prince William County, Virginia becomes ground zero in America's explosive battle over immigration policy when elected officials adopt a law requiring police officers to question people they have "probable cause" to suspect are undocumented immigrants.
    373. Byrds: Byrds: Greatest Hits
      Resource Type: Audio
    374. Bøhn, Thomas; Cuhra, Marek: How "Extreme Levels" of Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm
      Roundup Contamination of GMO Soybeans
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Surprisingly, almost no data exist in the scientific literature on herbicide residues in herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) plants, even after nearly 20 years on the market. The authors' research, however, demonstrates that roundup Ready GM-soy accumulates herbicide ingredient residues and also differs markedly in nutritional composition compared to soybeans from other agricultural practices, while organic soybean samples show a more healthy nutritional profile than both industrial conventional and GM soybeans.

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    1. Cabra, Mar: Getting the most out of Offshore Leaks data
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Baltimore became the world’s capital of data journalism in March 2014 as the National Institute of Computer Assisted Reporting (NICAR) convened its annual conference. A team from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) gave several presentations at the conference. In one of them, we explained how we analyzed the leaked 2.5 million files that resulted in the Offshore Leaks investigation. In this post, we describe how journalists and other researchers can best use this data to yield maximum results for investigations.
    2. Caccioppoli, Mike: Kill a Black Kid and Get Rich
      An American Disgrace
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      This is America folks. Where you can kill a black kid and justified or not (NOT!) you will then become a millionaire through interviews and book deals and film rights. This is your capitalist system at work. No laws that make this illegal. A cop can actually kill someone on purpose if he wants, because cops get away with almost anything, with the knowledge that they can then quit their awful jobs and become rich.
    3. Cáceres, Berta; Lewis, Chris: They Want to Prohibit Us from Dreaming
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A 2014 interview with renowned Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated last week.
    4. Cadwalladr, Carole: Inside Avaaz - can online activism really change the world?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      With 30 million members, Avaaz is an organisation with ambitions to save us all through technology.
    5. Cain, Patrick: Keystone Cops Sex Registry
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      Washroom sex might show up on Ontario's new offender list, but real pedophiles will probably go free.
    6. CAJ: Concern regarding the brutality of Montréal police against journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      CJFE and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are deeply concerned by the brutal actions taken by the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) to impede the work of journalists in the city over the last three years. The assault, detention, and arrest of reporters by the Montréal police is in violation of freedom of the press, as cited in Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as Section 3 of the Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms. To address these issues, CJFE and CAJ would like to arrange a meeting with you and SPVM Chief Marc Parent to discuss police policy on journalists covering protests in order to come up with a solution to end the existing practices.
    7. Camejo, Peter: The Great Bull Market vs. Looming Crisis: On Brenner's Theory of Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      The United States is experiencing the greatest bull market in the stock market.
    8. Cammaerts, Emile; Illustrated by Louis Raemaekers: Through the Iron Bars
      Two years of German occupation in Belgium
      Resource Type: Book
      Published: 1917
    9. Campbell, Beatrix: Stolen Lives
      The 'sisters' who are challenging Australia to admit to its forced separation of Aboriginal families
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      The issue of Austaralia's stolen children.
    10. Campbell, Gordon: Gordon Campbell on the Vanuatu cyclone and media 'disaster porn'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Campbell discusses the Vanuatu cyclone and how it has become a 'disaster porn,'a process that occurs when media exploits someone else's misery so that it look attractive as a form of entertainment.
    11. Campbell, Horace G.: Counter-Terrorism and Imperial Hypocrisy
      Lessons from the Kidnapping of Abu Anas al-Libi in Tripoli
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Western governments word closely with 'terrorists' when it suits them, and then turn on them when the wind shifts.
    12. Campbell, Horace G.: The Menace of Boko Haram and Fundamentalism in Nigeria
      Sexual Slavery, Sexual Terrorism and the Context of the Kidnapping
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      ‘I will sell your girls in the market.’ - Abubakar Shekau. From time to time in the life of a society, one episode or a series of episodes shock the social system and brings to the fore long festering sores that need resolution. The kidnapping of over 200 young girls and the depravity of those who proclaimed that these youths would be sold into sexual slavery are one of such episodes. The statement about selling the girls in the market brought out the deep contradictions of Nigerian society and called for firm and clear resolution of the questions of slavery, exploitation, sexual violence, male oppression and the manipulation of religion to serve the needs of particular sections of the looters and zealots of Nigeria.
    13. Campbell, Monica: In Brad Will killing, report fuels questions, controversy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Continuing questions about journalist's murder in Oaxaca in 2006.
    14. Campbell, Scott: Mexico's Fake RCMP Report Backfires
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Murders committed by police are deemed not to have happened, or to have been justifiable force.
    15. Camus, Jean-Yves: Not Your Father's Far Right
      Populist Radical Versus Traditional Extremism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      All over Europe, the new, populist far-right parties have become part of the political scene. They’re not defined, as the old far-righters used to be, by what they want, but by what they don’t want.
    16. Canadian Journalists for Free Expression: Quebecers' right to protest restricted after 2012 "Maple Spring" in Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      In 2012, a massive student strike over tuition fee increases rocked Quebec and thousands took to the streets, marching in protest. In the aftermath, Montreal residents find that their ability to protest has been restricted, as the police employ increased powers to arrest and fine demonstrators.
    17. Cantú, Aaron: How "Hate Crimes Against Police" Expose the Fatal Flaw Within Hate Crime Statutes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Hate crime legislation lent legitimacy to a 40-year carceral program that has wrought immense damage on communities of colour. In an ironic twist, the police - who've been the main enforcers of this program - now want to invoke these laws for their protection.
    18. Capablanca, Jose: Chess Fundamentals
      Resource Type: Book
      Published: 1934
    19. Caplan, Gerald: The hidden history of Bob Rae's government in Ontario
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
    20. Caprio, Charlene: Dirty Fossil Fuel 'Business-As-Usual' Tactics Spew Out Of The International Maritime Organization At COP22
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The shipping industry needs to clean up its CO2 emissions now. The IMO's own Third IMO Greenhouse Gas Study 2014 report stated that by 2050, CO2 emissions from international shipping could grow by between 50 percent and 250 percent, depending on future economic growth and energy developments.
    21. Caramel, Laurence: Line in the sand: Africa's 'green wall' aims to stop desert's growth
      Villagers will help establish 15km-wide swath of trees as a nature reserve
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The Great Green Wall is a pan-African plan to halt desertification through reforestation.
    22. Carbajosa, Ana: Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair
      Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
    23. Carden, James: Turkey's Double Game and the US's Double Standards
      What the bombings in Ankara tell us about Turkey's true motives in Syria.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      On Saturday morning, in the Turkish capital of Ankara, two suicide bombers targeted a Kurdish-Turkish trade union peace march, killing over a hundred civilians and wounding hundreds more.
    24. Cardona, Luis: A Journalist’s Death in Oaxaca
      The Murder of Crime Reporter Alberto López Bello
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the Americas to practice journalism.
    25. Cardwell, Emma: Selling the Silver
      The Enclosure of the UK's Fisheries
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Fishing quotas were meant to conserve stocks and support fishing communities. But they have achieved the reverse - rewarding the most rapacious fishing enterprises and leaving small scale fisherfolk with nothing.
    26. Cariboni, Diana: Argentina: lack of ID leaves hundreds of thousands living in the shadows
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A survey conducted between October and December 2011 found that the births of 1.6% of children under 17 (168,000) were not registered. The survey was conducted by the Catholic University Social Debt Observatory and the Instituto abierto para el desarrollo y estudio de políticas públicas (Iadepp), a group dedicated to the analysis of public policies.
      Birth registration is a hurdle for many families in marginalised communities even though documents are needed to access healthcare, justice and education.
    27. Carletti, Fabiola: Know Your Digital Rights, Photographers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
    28. Carlin, Norah: The roots of gay oppression
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      Marxists, since Marx and Engels themselves, have always believed that only a socialist revolution could open the way to sexual freedom and equality. The history of same-sex relations suggests that the most basic human activities, including sexuality, are collectively constructed in human society.
    29. Carlisle, Vanessa: Police Violence and Media Coverup
      Against The Current vol. 156
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Among many tactics used by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD ) to disorient, dishearten, and divide members of Occupy Los Angeles during our detention at city jails, one of the more insidious was denying us access to the news.
    30. Carlsen, Laura: How Private Prisons Profit From the Criminalization of Immigrants
      Lobbying for Lock-Up
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      How a nation uses its power to deny a person’s freedom has always been a critical measure of authoritarian rule. Massive incarceration based on race, ethnic origin or nationality, political beliefs, class, sexual orientation, age or other inherent characteristics is a form of tyranny. Yet few people realize that this is happening on an enormous scale in the United States.
    31. Carlsen, Laura: How the NSA Infiltrated Mexico's Computers
      A Cyber Invasion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      NSA internal information provided by former security consultant and whistleblower Edward Snowden once again shows that Mexico features prominently as a target for massive U.S. espionage.
    32. Carlsen, Laura: The NSA's Spying Operation on Mexico
      Systematic Eavesdropping on the Government
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The American NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. Three major programs constitute a massive espionage operation against Mexico.
    33. Carney, William Wray: Advice on Hiring a Media Trainer
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      Media training is highly recommended for any media spokesperson, whether a novice or a veteran.
    34. Carney, William Wray: In Times of Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      As anyone facing a crowded room of reporters during an emergency will tell you, effective crisis communications is paramount in overcoming the predicament.
    35. Carney, William Wray: Video News Releases
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      Video News Releases (VNRs) are just that: broadcast-quality videos intended for release to television stations. They typically contain a "story" in television format, complete with reporter, just as a news release imitates a news story.
    36. Carney, William Wray: What Makes a Good Story?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      What makes a story interesting is often a combination of the interests of the audience, the interests and abilities of the reporter, and a long history of journalistic tradition.
    37. Carp, Jonathan: Cops Are Now Less Cautious Than Soldiers In Iraq
      Shooting Mirian Carey
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Police militarization is a hot topic lately, but American police are beyond anything contemplated by the American military. American police today appear unwilling to accept any risk whatsoever and seem willing to kill anyone and anything that could possibly be seen as a threat.
    38. Carp, Jonathan: Direct Action Gets Results
      Taking on the Enemy Directly
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In the village of Kalabalge, in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, the people struck back. While politicians dithered and activists twittered, the people of Kalabalge armed themselves and took the fight to their enemies, ambushing a Boko Haram convoy en route to attack their village. At least forty-one Boko Haram militants were killed and ten were captured as the villagers surprised two trucks carrying militants. Armed with rifles, machetes and bows, the brave people of Kalabalge did what the Nigerian military could not and sent Boko Haram off howling. We are conditioned to think of “activism” as getting someone else to do something. We plead with elected officials and bureaucrats, prodding them to take action. But the best and most effective activism is when we take matters into our own hands and solve our problems — or strike at our enemies — ourselves. In Mexico’s Michoacan province, the people rose against the Knights Templar cartel, driving them off with such alacrity that the Mexican government has given up attempts to suppress the vigilantes and now hopes to suborn them, turning them from a natural manifestation of the people’s wrath into another arm of the criminal state. We pray they resist the attempt.
    39. Carrington, Damian: Neonicotinoids are Poisoning Entire Farmland Ecosystems
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The widespread use of neonicotinoid insecticides is causing a neurotoxic overload afflicting entire farm ecosystems from earthworms to bees, other pollinators and birds. A collapse in food production may inevitably follow.
    40. Carrington,Damian: Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m a minute every day.
    41. Carroll, Jim: Use Internet as public relations tool
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Establish an online presence to complement your other PR tools.
    42. Carroll, Jim; Broadhead, Rick: Get a Digital Life
      An Internet Reality Check
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
    43. Carroll, Robert: Pranks, Frauds, and Hoaxes from Around the World
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      It's pretty easy to hoax people. We all want to be deceived, but only up to a point. Some hoaxes are fun and pleasant, others malicious and unpleasant. We'd like a way to tell the difference.
    44. Carroll, Rory: Rumble in the jungle
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Could Peru's uncontacted Amazonian tribes be wiped out by oil giants? Not if they don't exist.
    45. Carson, Kevin: Agri-Terrorists Accuse Seed Bank of Agri-Terrorism
      The Terror of GMOs
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Since their beginnings, the USDA and state departments of agriculture have heavily subsidized, and acted as the enforcement arm of, the corporate agribusiness crime syndicate, terrorizing people who presume to feed themselves without paying tribute to their corporate crime lords.
    46. Carson, Kevin: Attacking Gun Culture at Its Source
      No Justice, No Peace
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      When you rob people of their self-respect and sense of control over their own lives, use them as means to your own ends, and treat them like garbage, don’t be surprised if you don’t like the destructive methods they choose to assert their sense of self. By all means let’s feel sympathy for the innocent victims when the worm turns — but let’s also never forget who set things in motion.
    47. Carson, Kevin: 15 Benefits of the War on Drugs
      Training Your Kid to be a Snitch (Against You)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Mocking the government's 'War on Drugs'.
    48. Carson, Kevin: On Translating Securityspeak into English
      In the Land of False Cognates
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Security State has its own language: Securityspeak. Like Newspeak, the ideologically refashioned successor to English in Orwell’s “1984,” Securityspeak is designed to obscure meaning and conceal truth, rather than convey them.
    49. Carson, Kevin: Public Enemy Number One: the Public
      Keeping Us in the Dark and Under Watch
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Those in power use language to obscure meaning more often than to convey it. Their power depends on keeping us — the enemy — in the dark.
    50. Carson, Kevin: State Law Breakers
      Violating the Law While Enforcing the Law
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Police routinely break the law under the pretext of enforcing the law.
    51. Carter, Lawrence; McClenaghan, Maeve: Climate 'academics for hire' conceal fossil fuel funding
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Investigative reporters working for Greenpeace UK's Energydesk have uncovered a nexus of senior academics willing to accept large sums of money from fossil fuel companies to write reports and newspaper articles published under their own names and university affiliations, without declaring the funding.
    52. Casanova, Giacomo Girolamo: The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt1725-1798
      Resource Type: Book
      Published: 1894
      The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, by Arthur Symons.
    53. Case, Kristen: The Other Public Humanities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Among the conclusions frequently drawn about the heavily reported "crisis in the humanities" is that humanities departments are woefully out of touch with today's students, with the new economy, with the public at large.
    54. Casey, Liam: Peter Rosenthal’s passions for law and math make for a beautiful, if different, life
      At 72, lawyer and professor is still in love with his two jobs and says he plans to work until he dies.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Peter Rosenthal has died several times. Once he died in court when his heart stopped. Each time doctors brought him back. Now he is dying a different death in front of a University of Toronto math class.
    55. Cashman, Kevin: Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives, even at a time when city planners are suggesting reducing or even eliminating car use in cities.The article looks into the benefits of the new technologies, as well as benefits of public transit.
    56. Cassel, Elaine: What's Driving Got to Do With It? How the DMV is Conscripted to Do the Dirty Work of the Criminal Justice System
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In the aftermath of the Ferguson, Missouri protests of the death of Michael Brown in 2014, articles were written about the exorbitant fines assessed against residents of Ferguson, mostly minorities, and how these fines both led to and exacerbated a cycle of incarceration and poverty.
    57. CBC News: Banks got $114B from governments during recession
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Canada's biggest banks accepted tens of billions in government funds during the recession, according to a report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
    58. CBC News: Delta says 740 flights cancelled after worldwide system outage
      Flights already en route operating normally, U.S. airline says
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Delta Air Lines says it has cancelled 740 flights after a power outage that began overnight knocked out its computer systems and operations worldwide.
    59. CBC News: Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards
      Some low-end wireless keyboards send keystrokes to your computer completely unencrypted, say researchers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away. According to Bastille, an Atlanta-based research team, eight wireless keyboards made by companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Radio Shack and Toshiba send keystroke data from the board to the USB dongle that connects to your computer without the encryption needed to mask what someone is typing.
    60. Ceccarelli, Salvatore: The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues. The way in which seed is produced has been arguably their major cause. But it can also be the solution to all these issues.
    61. Celikates, Robin: Heidegger and National Socialism
      New Contributions to an Old Debate - Reviewed by Robin Celikates
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    62. Chaballa, Jeanette: South Africa: Former Pharmacist Runs Children's Library Out of Shipping Container
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2017
      Reporting on the work of Muzi Nkosi, a South African former pharmacist who runs a library for children.
    63. Chacos, Brad: Microsoft accuses Microsoft of copyright infringement, asks Google to scrub search links
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Over the past year, copyright holders such as Microsoft, the Recording Industry Association of America, NBC, Walt Disney, and others have started blasting Google with vast numbers of takedown requests. Copyright holders hit the search engine with 3.5 to 4.5 million takedown requests each and every week. Between January and July 2013, Google erased more than 100 million links from the web as a result of DMCA takedown requests.
    64. Chai, Jing: Under the Dome
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2015
      A self-financed Chinese documentary film by Chai Jing, a former China Central Television journalist, concerning air pollution in China. It is narrated by Chai, who presents the results of her year-long research mostly in the form of a lecture.
    65. Chait, Jonathan: How Hitler's Rise to Power Explains Why Republications Accept Donald Trump
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      To watch Donald Trump rant and rave uncontrollably on the stump and on Twitter -- praising Saddam Hussein for his disregard for civil liberties, insisting the anti-Semitic propaganda he inadvertently borrowed from neo-Nazis is as innocent as a Disney poster -- is to ponder the psychology of a party that would entrust supreme executive authority to a racist, nationalistic, power-worshiping demagogue.

      To be perfectly clear, Trump is not Hitler or a Nazi. Trump’s racism is not of the genocidal variety, and he is committed neither to a program of Darwinian racial conquest nor the principled imposition of one-party rule. If President Trump does start a world war, it would probably be as a result of blundering rather than a long-term master plan. But the two figures do have certain traits in common relative to the political environments they inhabit.
    66. Chandler, Bill: Voter Suppression Hits Mississippi
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Concerns regarding the polarization of voting in Mississippi between classses and actions taken with the apparent goal of suppressing the non-white opposition.
    67. Chandler, David; Landrigan, India: Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism
      Second Edition
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation has published "A Journalist's Guide to Covering Bioterrorism" to help reporters and producers tackle these stories. Among this guide's features:
      - Specific information on biological weapons, including when they've been used in the past, how an attack might unfold and what countries have them
      - Details about possible bioweapons, including information about infection, prevalence and treatment
      - A list of national and local contacts
      - A glossary of terms
    68. Chang, Mayu: Chevron Wins Ecuador Arbitration But Money May Go To Amazon Communities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Dutch Supreme Court recently upheld an arbitration tribunal judgment requiring the Ecuadorean government to pay Chevron $106 million for breach of contract. Ironically, activists say Ecuador is now free to hand this money to indigenous communities who have sued the oil giant for pollution in an unrelated case.
    69. Charvet, Shelle Rose: Words That Work
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Despite sea change in customer attitudes, companies are still talking down to their clientele. All it takes is a subtle shift in your marketing language to produce noticeable results.
    70. Chatterjee, Pratap: Bangladeshi Tribals Evicted For Tea Plantation Expansion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A Bangladeshi company has been accused of using armed men to evict ethnic minority communities in order to expand a tea plantation in Sreemangal in northeastern Bangladesh.
    71. Chatterjee, Pratap: Data Secrecy Company Accused of Sharing Information with Media and Military
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Whisper -- a new social network that claims to provide anonymity -- has been accused of secretly tracking users. The allegations were made by the Guardian newspaper, provoking renewed scrutiny of a multitude of data privacy claims made by software companies.
    72. Chatterjee, Pratap: Ernst & Young Pays $10 Million To Settle Lehman Brothers Audit Failure Lawsuit
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four auditing firms, has agreed to pay a $10 million to New York state to settle a lawsuit for overlooking accounting gimmicks by Lehman Brothers, the defunct Wall Street bank. The scheme allowed Lehman to hide billions of dollars in bad deals.
    73. Chatterjee, Pratap: EuroZone Profiteers: How German and French Banks Helped Bankrupt Greece
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      We should be clear: almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece has actually gone there, says Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and a Nobel Prize winner in economics. It has gone to pay out private-sector creditors – including German and French banks.
    74. Chatterjee, Pratap: Failed Cuban "Twitter" Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      ZunZuneo - a now defunct social media platform similar to Twitter – was designed to undermine the Cuban government by two private contractors: Creative Associates International (CAI) from Washington DC and Mobile Accord, a Denver based company.
    75. Chatterjee, Pratap: G4S To End Israel Prison Contracts Following Protests
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      G4S, the Anglo-Danish security contractor, has agreed to withdraw from prison work in Israel after activists disrupted the company annual general meeting for the second year in a row. The company is also under fire for ill-treatment of detainees in the UK, including the death of an Angolan man.
    76. Chatterjee, Pratap: Navajo Diné Fight Uranium Resources Inc. Mining Permits In New Mexico
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The Navajo Diné community have notched up a victory over Uranium Resources Inc. decades old plan to dig for uranium at Crownpoint and Churchrock, New Mexico, by successfully appealing a state permit for the Colorado company to dump waste into the Westwater Canyon aquifer.
    77. Chatterjee, Pratap: Outsourcing the Kill Chain: Eleven Drone Contractors Revealed
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Reporters have named eleven companies that have won millions of dollars in contracts to plug a shortage in personnel needed to analyze the thousands of hours of streaming video gathered daily from the remotely piloted aircraft that hover over war zones around the world.
    78. Chatterjee, Pratap: Selling your Secrets
      The Invisible World of Software Backdoors and Bounty Hunters
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the world of NSA mass surveillance involves close partnerships with a series of companies most of us have never heard of that design or probe the software we all take for granted to help keep our digital lives humming along.
    79. Chatterjee, Pratap: Smartphone Game Data Targeted by NSA
      Angry Birds Cited
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Millennial Media, a Baltimore based ad company, creates “intrusive” profiles of users of smartphone applications and games like Angry Birds, according to documents leaked to the media by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Such profiles have been exploited by intelligence authorities like the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), say investigative journalists.
    80. Chatterjee, Pratap: Uber Plans to Track Users Should Not Be Allowed, Says Privacy Group
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A formal complaint has been filed against Uber, the car ride company, by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-profit advocacy group. The NGO says Uber plans to use their smart phone app to access user's locations at all times, and to send advertisements to user's contact lists.
    81. Chatterjee, Pratap: U.S. Government Buys Surveillance Technology To Track Drivers in Real Time
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Local government officials have the ability to track individual drivers in the U.S. in real time and take pictures of the occupants of their vehicles, with new "truly Orwellian" technology purchased from companies like Vigilant Solutions, according to new documents uncovered by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    82. Chatterjee, Pratap: World Bank Orders Venezuela To Pay Crystallex $1.4 Billion For Gold Mine
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) has ordered the government of Venezuela to pay $1.386 billion to Crystallex, a bankrupt Canadian gold mining company, for canceling a 2002 permit to mine for gold in the Imataca Forest Reserve.
    83. Chatterjee,Pratap: Deutsche Bank Pays $2.5 Billion Fine For Interest Rate Rigging
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay out $2.5 billion fine to settle U.K. and U.S. government investigations into allegations of fixing global interest rates, months after 6 other banks paid out $4.3 billion on similar charges. Activists say that the banks should have faced criminal charges.
    84. Chaufan, Claudia: Why U.S.-Style Health Reform Does Not Work and What to Do about It
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Ending the corporate domination of healthcare is part of breaking the domination of the corporate class over our government and our lives. The task is to organize a mass movement that refuses to treat healthcare as a commodity.
    85. Chauvier, Jean-Marie: Russia's other October revolution
      How did we get from perestroika to Putin?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Explaining contemporary Russia as the product of Boris Yeltsin's insistence to enforce a neoliberal economy.
    86. Chaver, Yael: Anti-Yiddish Riots: September 27, 1930
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A mob of several thousand Jews protested outside the Mograbi Theater in Tel Aviv on this date in 1930 against the screening of one of the first feature-length Yiddish-language talkie movies,“My Jewish Mother”.
    87. Chavkin, Sasha: How to unearth public records: a global guide
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Among the most basic building blocks of powerful investigative reporting are public records – government documents that provide bulletproof evidence of anything from a change in water quality to the ownership of a company or tract of land. In the United States, Freedom of Information laws date back nearly half a century, and although there are growing obstacles, journalists generally operate under a presumption of the right to access. In most of the world, however, Freedom of Information laws are less than two decades old.
    88. Chavkin, Sasha: Lobbyists for the havens: ICIJ's guide to the offshore system's defenders
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Across the world, tax havens are under attack. Leading global organizations like the G20 and OECD have put cracking down on offshore tax avoidance at the top of their agendas. Ambitious plans for automatic sharing of tax data between countries are in the works.
    89. Chavkin, Sasha: Tax havens face crisis in wake of Offshore Leaks, report says
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      ICIJ’s “Offshore Leaks” investigation has created a “crisis of confidence” for tax havens, damaging the offshore industry’s bottom line and its prospects for growth, a new report by a leading offshore services firm says.
    90. Chavkin, Sasha; Greene, Ronnie; ICIJ: Island of the Widows
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Mysterious kidney disease in Central America.
    91. Chavkin, Sasha; Hallman, Ben; Hudson, Michael, Schilis-Gallego, Cecile; Shifflett, Shane: How the World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The World Bank has broken its promise. Over the past decade, the bank has regularly failed to enforce its rules, with devastating consequences for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the planet, an investigation has found.
    92. Checker, Melissa: Double Jeopardy: Carbon Offsets and Human Rights Abuses
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Whether you're a climate change denier or doomsayer, an avid recycler or rabid consumer of plastic bottles, there is one very good but little-known reason to oppose carbon offsets: their immediate and dire human costs.
    93. Chelala, Cesar: Bringing Books and Seeking Peace in Colombia
      Bringing Peace to a Beleaguered Country
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      Published: 2014
      A teacher, two donkeys, and a big pile of books are working to enrich the lives of the children in a small community in Colombia.
    94. Chelala, Cesar: Destruction of Palestinian olive trees is a monstrous crime
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The uprooting and cutting down of over a million olive and fruit trees in occupied Palestine since 1967 is an attack on a symbol of life, and on Palestinian culture and survival. A grave crime under international humantarian law, the arboricide is also contrary to Jewish religious teachings.
    95. Chelala, Cesar: The Drug Companies' Expansion Into Emerging Markets
      Profit, Drugs, and International Markets
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Faced with declining prescription drug sales in the U.S., and having lost patent protection for many profitable drugs, the drug industry is relying increasingly in new markets such as China and other fast developing countries, such as those in Africa. That expansion, however, is oftentimes tainted by unsavory commercial practices.
    96. Chemin, Anne: France Remains Faithful to Food as Meals Continue to be a Collective Affair
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In France, life is dominated by three shared meals, and it's taboo to break the ritual, writes Anne Chemin.
    97. Chemin, Anne: Norway lets fathers do their share
      Paternity leave law has helped to create a quiet revolution in childcare
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In Norway, twelve weeks of the forty six weeks of paid parental leave is reserved for the father. If he chooses not to take the leave the time and money is forfeit. The legislation is designed to promote equality in the household as well as the job market and has been adopted in Iceland, Germany and Portugal.
    98. Cheney, Glenn: Promised Land
      Will Brazil's rural poor ever inherit the earth?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Article on the historical rural poverty of the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.
    99. Chery, Dady: Antarctica's Accelerating Ice Collapse
      Massive Sea Level Rise in Decades
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Imagine Antarctica. Imagine an island, with mountains, peaks, ridges, and valleys. Imagine further that a thick layer of ice covers, not only the surface of the island that lies above the sea but also an extensive portion of the perimeter that is beneath the sea. The peaks are higher above sea level than on any continent. In winter, the sea freezes because temperatures drop to less than -80 degrees Celsius (-112 degrees Farenheight), and the island’s area grows to about 10 million square miles. In summer when some of the ice melts, the ice cover remains on average more than a mile thick, although the overall surface area of the island shrinks to about five million square miles. Even in summer, however, the island is still larger than Europe or Australia. It is Antarctica, and it is impossible to imagine.
    100. Chester,Jeffrey: Under the Radar, Big Media Internet Giants Get Massive Access to Everything About You
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Internet and digital media are becoming a pervasive and manipulative interactive surveillance system. U.S. online companies, while claiming to be supporters of a democratic Internet, are working to have an unlimited and unchecked power to "shadow" us online.
    101. Chibber, Vivek: Postcolonial Thought's Blind Alley
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Throughout the 20th century, the anchor for anti-colonial movements was, at least for the left, a belief that oppression was wrong wherever it was practised, because it was an affront to basic human needs for dignity, liberty, wellbeing. But now, in the name of anti-Eurocentrism, postcolonial theory has resurrected the cultural essentialism that progressives rightly viewed as the ideological justification for imperial domination. What better excuse to deny peoples their rights than to impugn the idea of rights, and universal interests, as culturally biased? No revival of an international and democratic left is possible unless we clear away these ideas, affirming the universalism of our common humanity, and of the threat to it from a universalising capitalism.
    102. Chibber, Vivek; Kalek, Rania; Gosztola, Kevin: Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the political class to head off threats to their power and protect the status quo.
    103. Chicherio, Barbara: Transpacific Partnership and Monsanto
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the potential to become the biggest regional Free Trade Agreement in history, both in economic size and the ability to quietly add more countries in addition to those originally included.
    104. Chideya, Farai: The Devil Is In the Details: How Patients’ Mental Health Data Is At Risk
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It seems like "Patient doctor confidentiality" doesn’t apply to other doctors. Overly diligent doctors are free to snoop around in the psychiatric medical records of their patients. As if that weren't bad enough, non-psychiatric doctors can highlight this psychiatric history on their patient's medical records. For Julia, doctors will only ever know her as the "woman with bipolar disorder". Not the "mother with a master’s degree".
    105. Chideya, Farai: Medical Privacy Under Threat in the Age of Big Data
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Medical privacy is a high-stakes game, in both human and financial terms, given the growing multibillion-dollar legal market for anonymized medical data. The threats to individuals seeking to protect their medical data can come externally, from data breaches; internally, from "rogue employees" and others with access; or through loopholes in regulations.
    106. Chideya, Farai: No Child Left Un-Mined? Student Privacy at Risk in the Age of Big Data
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Chideya discusses the implications of the compilation of big data trails containing information about children's performance in school.
    107. Chilvers, Simon: Why the penis is having a moment in men's fashion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Fashion has found a new obsession: nude men, specifically men with their penises out.
    108. Chimienti, Adam: Rafael Correa, the Press, and Whistleblowers
      Corporate Control and Double Standards
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      There are claims of hypocrisy because of Correa providing asylum to whistleblowers however also passing a Communications Bill that detractors claim is a major blow to a free press.
    109. Chipman, John: Corporate Canada pays low taxes but contributes in 'lots of other ways'
      Canada's corporate tax rate has been repeatedly cut for more than a decade
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Canadians for Tax Fairness did an analysis of the top 60 companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and found only four companies paid the full corporate rate. More than half paid less than 10 per cent, and 13 firms paid less than five per cent. Corporate shills claim that's OK because they contribute in 'other ways.'
    110. Chis, Alex: Recording the Face of Daily Life - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      Humble Work and Mad Wanderings, Street Life in the Machine Age by Ken Appollo (Carl Mautz Publishing, Nevada City, CA, 1997) 108 pages, 61 duotone images, $34.95. Order from Carl Mautz Publishing, 228 Commercial Street, Suite 522, Nevada City, CA, 95959. Shipping $3.50 first book, $1.00 each additional, CA residents add sales tax.
    111. Chittum, Ryan: Diamond Dealers in Deep Trouble as Bank Documents Shine Light on Secret Ways
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Belgium, centre of the world diamond trade, charges HSBC's Swiss Private Bank with fraud; many dealers under investigation around the world.
    112. Chivers, Danny: Tools That Might Help Us
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A list of ideas that different groups and social movements have suggested for inclusion in the Rio+20 Final Declaration. At the time of writing, only two -- Planetary Boundaries and the Ombudsperson for Future Generations -- appear to have much chance of getting into the official text.
    113. Cho, Jan: Why It’s Ethical to Eat Meat
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Eating meat in specific circumstances is ethical; eating meat raised in other circumstances is unethical.
    114. Chomsky, Noam: Ceasefires in Which Violations Never Cease
      What's Next for Israel, Hamas, and Gaza?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On August 26th, 2014, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) both accepted a ceasefire agreement after a 50-day Israeli assault on Gaza that left 2,100 Palestinians dead and vast landscapes of destruction behind. The agreement calls for an end to military action by both Israel and Hamas, as well as an easing of the Israeli siege that has strangled Gaza for many years.
    115. Chomsky, Noam: Chomsky and His Critics
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Noam Chomsky on ISIS, his foreign policy critics, and why socialist ideas are "never far below the surface."
    116. Chomsky, Noam: Chomsky on Post-Modernism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      What I find in the writings of the post-modernists is extremely pretentious, but on examination, a lot of it is simply illiterate, based on extraordinary misreading of texts that I know well (sometimes, that I have written), argument that is appalling in its casual lack of elementary self-criticism, lots of statements that are trivial (though dressed up in complicated verbiage) or false; and a good deal of plain gibberish.
    117. Chomsky, Noam: Destroying the Commons
      How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Our rights and liberties are under ever-increasing attack.
    118. Chomsky, Noam: Gaza's Torment, Israel's Crimes, Our Responsibilities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It is important to understand what life is like in Gaza when Israel’s behavior is “restrained,” in between the regular manufactured crises like this one. When Israel is on “good behavior,” more than two Palestinian children are killed every week, a pattern that goes back over 14 years. The underlying cause is the criminal occupation and the programs to reduce Palestinian life to bare survival in Gaza, while Palestinians are restricted to unviable cantons in the West Bank and Israel takes over what it wants, all in gross violation of international law and explicit Security Council resolutions, not to speak of minimal decency.
    119. Chomsky, Noam: His Right to Say It
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1981
      Chomsky takes the opportunity to clarify the details of the so-called Faurisson Affair in which he played a catalytic role by signing a controversial petition. He defends his involvement by reiterating and exploring the principle of self-expression irrespective of content.
    120. Chomsky, Noam: Human Rights Week 2002
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      Chomsky details the meaning behind Human Rights Week, despite the lack of enthusiasm in North America. He highlights, in particular, the achievements of the Kurdish Human Rights Project (KHRP).
    121. Chomsky, Noam: Humanity Imperiled: The Path To Disaster
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. That's been true since 1945. It's now being finally recognized that there are more long-term processes like environmental destruction leading in the same direction, maybe not to total destruction, but at least to the destruction of the capacity for a decent existence.
    122. Chomsky, Noam: Humanity Once Came to the Cliff's Edge of Total Self-Annihilation -- Let's Make Sure It Never Happens Again
      Revisiting the catastrophe that almost was
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The world stood still 50 years ago during the last week of October, from the moment when it learned that the Soviet Union had placed nuclear-armed missiles in Cuba until the crisis was officially ended -- though unknown to the public, only officially.
    123. Chomsky, Noam: Impressions of Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Even a single night in jail is enough to give a taste of what it means to be under the total control of some external force. And it hardly takes more than a day in Gaza to begin to appreciate what it must be like to try to survive in the world's largest open-air prison, where a million and a half people, in the most densely populated area of the world, are constantly subject to random and often savage terror and arbitrary punishment.
    124. Chomsky, Noam: Introduction: Project Censored 25th Anniversary
      In Peter Phillips (ed.), Project Censored 2001
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Chomsky examines "Project Censored" and its contents, revealing a telling pattern: the stories all appeal to public rather corporate-state interests. Such an observation poses questions of media ownership and censorship in relationship to democracy.
    125. Chomsky, Noam: Issues that Obama and Romney Avoid
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      With the quadrennial presidential election extravaganza reaching its peak, it’s useful to ask how the political campaigns are dealing with the most crucial issues we face. The simple answer is: badly, or not at all. If so, some important questions arise: why, and what can we do about it?
    126. Chomsky, Noam: The Leading Terrorist State
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      "It's official: The U.S. is the world's leading terrorist state, and proud of it." That should have been the headline for the lead story in The New York Times on Oct. 15, which was more politely titled "CIA Study of Covert Aid Fueled Skepticism About Helping Syrian Rebels."
    127. Chomsky, Noam: The Manipulation of Fear
      Resort to Fear
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      Chomsky discusses the effects of using fear as a control mechanism to manipulate the population.
    128. Chomsky, Noam: Media Control and Indoctrination in the United States
      An Interview With Catherine Komp
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      An excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s OCCUPY: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity.
    129. Chomsky, Noam: The Menace of Liberal Scholarship
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1969
      Noam Chomsky builds upon Senator Fullbright's criticism of social science scholars which suggests that they have failed to act as independent critics of government policies and having instead become agents. Chomsky agrees with Fullbright that this phenomena betrays public trust and states that the subversion of scholarship is a threat to society as a whole. He reveals several causes of this subversion, for example the access to power, shared ideology, and professionalization. Through the presentation of the positions of numerous scholars, he explores this malady and points to the potential of the intellectual community to revolutionize this tradition of scholarship though a more humane, objective, and independent movement.
    130. Chomsky, Noam: Noam Chomsky: Palestine 2012 - Gaza and the UN resolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      An analysis of the political context of Gaza since the first free elections in the Middle East were held.
    131. Chomsky, Noam: On Academic Labor
      How Higher Education Ought to Be
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An edited transcript of remarks given by Noam Chomsky on 4 February 2014 to a gathering of members and allies of the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, PA.
    132. Chomsky, Noam: The Paranoia of The Superrich And Superpowerful
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The United States is in favor of stability. But you have to remember what stability means. Stability means conformity to U.S. orders. We “stabilize” countries when we invade them and destroy them.
    133. Chomsky, Noam: Rationality/Science
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      Chomsky writes: "It strikes me as remarkable that the left today should seek to deprive oppressed people not only of the joys of understanding and insight, but also of tools of emancipation, informing us that the "project of the Enlightenment" is dead, that we must abandon the "illusions" of science and rationality--a message that will gladden the hearts of the powerful, delighted to monopolize these instruments for their own use."
    134. Chomsky, Noam: A Review of NATO's War over Kosovo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      In wake of the end of the Kosovo conflict, Chomsky attempts a dispassionate analysis of the crisis, differentiating between two approaches available to the international community in such situations.
    135. Chomsky, Noam: The Sledgehammer Worldview
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The U.S.-U.K. invasion of Iraq was a textbook example of aggression. Apologists invoke noble intentions, which would be irrelevant even if the pleas were sustainable. The destructive consequences of such aggression are clear, as evidenced in numerous historical examples of violent imperialism.
    136. Chomsky, Noam: Some Elementary Comments on The Rights of Freedom of Expression
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1980
      It is precisely in the case of horrendous ideas that the right of free expression must be most vigorously defended; it is easy enough to defend free expression for those who require no such defense.
    137. Chomsky, Noam: Somebody Else's Atrocities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Atrocities commited by official enemies are routinely condemned, but atrocities for which our own country is responsible are rarely mentioned.
    138. Chomsky, Noam: US-Haiti
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      By examining the role of the USA in the tragedy of Haiti, Chomsky highlights the democracy deficit and failure of the American state. He calls for those concerned to take on the task at home of paying reparations and restoring the substance of democracy.
    139. Chomsky, Noam: We Are All – Fill in the Blank
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      We should condemn violence and terror, and defend freedom of the press. We should do so on the basis of consistent principles -- in contrast to the mainstream media and politicians, who condemn acts directed at 'us' but condone or ignore crimes committed by 'our side'.
    140. Chomsky, Noam: We're facing a new Cold War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.
    141. Chomsky, Noam: What If Iran Had Invaded Mexico?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      Noam Chomsky reverses roles and questions how America would respond if a threatening invader took over Canada or Mexico in a "liberation" attempt. Would America stand by quietly?
    142. Chomsky, Noam: What Is the Common Good?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Humans are social beings, and the kind of creature that a person becomes depends crucially on the social, cultural and institutional circumstances of his life. We are therefore led to inquire into the social arrangements that are conducive to people's rights and welfare, and to fulfilling their just aspirations - in brief, the common good.
    143. Chomsky, Noam: What Makes Mainstream Media Mainstream
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Noam Chomsky shares his approach to analyzing media and reveals the meaning and consequence of the strategic design of communication.
    144. Chomsky, Noam: What the American Media Won't Tell You About Israel
      The savage punishment of Gaza traces back to decades ago.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      An old man in Gaza held a placard that read: “You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job, steal my land, imprison my father, kill my mother, bombard my country, starve us all, humiliate us all, but I am to blame: I shot a rocket back.”
    145. Chomsky, Noam; Goodman, Amy: Chomsky on Trump's Climate Denialism
      He wants us to march toward the destruction of the species
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Transcript of an interview with Noam Chomsky discussing Donald Trump's denial of climate change and the dangers it poses.
    146. Chomsky, Noam; Goodman, Amy; Mate, Aaron: Why Israel's Netanyahu Is So Desperate to Prevent Peace with Iran
      The distinguished professor lays bare Israel's motives
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      For both Prime Minister Netanyahu and the hawks in Congress, the primary goal is to undermine any potential negotiation that might settle whatever issue there is with Iran, says Noam Chomsky.
    147. Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.: Distortions at Fourth Hand
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1977
      Chomsky addresses the issue of "freedom of the press". He points out that while publications that shun eyewitness accounts of the situation in post-war Vietnam have a daily circulation of approx. 250 000, smaller publications which rely on these firsthand testimonies reach a limited audience. In this fashion, Chomsky warns of the dangers of accepting only what filters through to the American public, as it is "a seriously distorted version of the evidence available".
    148. Chomsky, Noam; Polychroniou, C.J.: Horror Beyond Description: Noam Chomsky on the Latest Phase of the War on Terror
      An interview with Noam Chomsky
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Does the "war on terror" make sense? Is it an effective policy? And how different is the current phase of the "war on terror" from the two previous phases that occurred under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush's administrations, respectively? Moreover, who really benefits from the "war on terror"? And what's the link between the US military-industrial complex and war making?
    149. Chonghaile, Clar Ni: Kenyan grafitti artists target vulture politicians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A crew of Kenyan grafitti artists are making murals that urge citizens not to re-elect corrupt politicians who have a legacy of exploiting tribal differences to gain power.
    150. Chossudovsky, Michel: Regime Change in Ukraine and the IMF's Bitter "Economic Medicine"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In the days following the Ukraine coup d’Etat of February 23, 2014, leading to the ousting of a duly elected president, Wall Street and the IMF -- in liaison with the US Treasury and the European Commission in Brussels -- had already set the stage for the outright takeover of Ukraine's monetary system.
    151. Chow,Heidi: Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Sharing and saving seed is a crucial part of traditional farming all over Africa. Governments, backed by multinational seed companies, are imposing oppressive seed laws that attack the continent's main food producers and open the way to industrial agribusiness.
    152. Chowdhury, Farooque: Mandela's Long Walk To Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
    153. Christensen, Christian: Why Opposing Islamophobia is not a Defense of Extremism
      Standing Up Against Knee-Jerk Discrimination and Xenophobia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Recent events have generated a lot of debate about Islam, Muslims, free speech and Islamophobia. Unfortunately, much of that debate has fallen back upon rather tired arguments about not only what "Muslims are like" but also how those who oppose Islamophobia are somehow defending repression or appeasing extremists.
    154. Christina, Greta: Jealousy, Friendship, and Bisexual Chopped Liver
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      According to this theory, bisexuals could never, ever have any friends at all. We couldn't be friends with gay men, straight men, straight women, lesbians. And we definitely couldn't be friends with other bisexuals. According to this theory, the fact that we're attracted to both women and men makes us ineligible to be friends with anybody, of any gender, ever.
    155. Christoff, Stefan: Canadian hands involved in Gaza bombings
      Details on Canadian complicity in Israeli apartheid
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Aside from sustained Conservative diplomatic cheerleading for Israel, one key element of Canada's implication less in the public eye but very important, is the key role that many Canadian companies are playing in creating the military devices and technologies now involved in carrying out the deadly bombing raids in Gaza.
    156. Christopher, Renny: Reading Red Women Writers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1996
      Coiner makes a cogent case for class studies, decrying the way in which discussions of "race, class and gender" usually only actually deal with race and gender.
    157. chuang: Dagong Diary, Part 1: Job Hunting
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Part 1 of a seven-part series recording a short excursion into the lives of dagongzai and dagongmei at the beginning of China’s working year.
    158. chuang: Dagong Diary, Part 2: Proper Hiring Begins
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The following is part 2 of a seven part series recording a short excursion into the lives of dagongzai and dagongmei at the beginning of China’s working year.
    159. Chuckman, John: This Is What War Does
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Modern war is mass killing of civilians, always and everywhere, a practice which evolved in World War II and has done nothing but progress in that direction since. Even when they aren’t the actual targets, as in America’s nightmarish assassination-by-drone project, large numbers of dead or mangled civilians are the unavoidable consequence.
    160. Chung, Emily: Ancient bison fossils offer hints about 1st humans in southern Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The fossils of bison that roamed near what is now Edmonton 13,000 years ago are helping solve the mystery of the earliest humans in southern Canada, including how and when they got there and where they came from.
    161. Chung, Emily: Nest's move to stop supporting Revolv smart hub leaves customers with costly 'brick'
      Internet of Things customers need to be aware what will and will not work without internet
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Here's a major downside to the so-called Internet of Things -- companies can potentially disconnect your smart devices and leave them essentially useless at any time.
    162. Church, Elizabeth: If you're a new Canadian, 'you go to university'
      Variety of social factors cause first-and second-generation Canadians to attend university far in excess of non-immigrant children
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      An investigation into the factors that contribute to the very high university attendance rate for second generation immigrants and first generation immigrants who came to Canada as children as reported by Statistics Canada. The reporter found that strong family bonds and parental expectations are important factors.
    163. Ciccarielle-Maher, George; King, Mike: American Blowback
      Cop-on-Cop Crime in LA
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
    164. Ciccariello-Maher, George: The Ballot and the Bullet
      Election Diary, Venezuela
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The 2012 Venezuelan election, like Chávez himself, is the result of something far more profound that has been developing for decades, and which has accelerated considerably in recent years.
    165. Ciccariello-Maher, George: Preparing for a Post-Chávez Venezuela
      Not One Step Backward, Ni Un Paso Atrás
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Hugo Chávez is no more, and yet the symbolic importance of the Venezuelan President that exceeded his physical persona in life, providing a condensation point around which popular struggles coalesced, will inevitably continue to function long after his death.
    166. Clair, Jeffrey: Rage, Race and Violence on the Western Range
      The Origins of the Rancher Insurrection
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Ranchers have openly defied federal environmental regulations, built private roads and water structures on public lands and used bellicose tactics to hold off enforcement actions by rangers from the Forest Service and the BLM.
    167. Clark, Andrew: Handcuffed and herded
      My big Alpine adventure with Switzerland's police
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      A journalist at the World Economic Forum Summit is detained and intimidated along with protestors by Swiss police.
    168. Clark, Harry; Shahak, Israel: The CIA and the "Peace Process" - Interview
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      A controversial feature of the torturously negotiated and implemented "Wye Plantation Agreement" is the direct, overt role assigned to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in monitoring Palestinian Authority (PA) implementation of the "security provisions."
    169. Clark, Harry; Shahak, Israel: The Future of Israel and Palestine - Interview
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      The first part of this interview with the Israeli human rights campaigner Professor Israel Shahak appeared in our previous issue ("The `Peace Process' and the CIA," ATC 78).
    170. Clark, James: Occupy Everywhere
      Against The Current vol. 158
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The decision by Time magazine to name “the protester” its Person of the Year was largely a response to the two major events that bookended 2011: the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement.
    171. Clark, Katrina: My Father Was an Anonymous Sperm Donor
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      Those of us in the first documented generation of donor babies -- conceived in the late 1980s and early '90s, when sperm banks became more common and donor insemination began to flourish -- are coming of age, and we have something to say. I'm here to tell you that emotionally, many of us are not keeping up. We didn't ask to be born into this situation, with its limitations and confusion. It's hypocritical of parents and medical professionals to assume that biological roots won't matter to the "products" of the cryobanks' service, when the longing for a biological relationship is what brings customers to the banks in the first place. We offspring are recognizing the right that was stripped from us at birth -- the right to know who both our parents are.
    172. Clark, Matthew: On the bookshelf: A matter of style (book review)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
    173. Clark, Neil: Don't watch RT!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      As RT UK launches, attacks on the channel in the British media have stepped up. The latest is a piece by Mr. Cyril Waugh-Monger, a very important newspaper columnist for the NeoCon Daily, a patron of the Senator Joe McCarthy Appreciation Society and author of 'Why the Iraq War was a Brilliant Idea' and 'The Humanitarian Case for Bombing Syria.'
    174. Clark, Neil: 'Fake news' & 'post-truth' politics? What about those Iraqi WMDs?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The people and the outlets warning of the dangers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' have been the biggest peddlers of 'fake news' and 'post-truth politics' out there. It's like receiving lectures on the immorality of bootlegging from Al Capone.
    175. Clark, Neil: Milosevic exonerated, as the NATO war machine moves on
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      When Slobodan Milosevic, the former Present of Yugoslavia, was put on trial in 2002 for alleged war crimes, the Western mainstream media went into full hue-and-cry mode in denouncing the man they called "The Butcher of the Balkans." Milosevic's guilt was taken as a given. Anyone who dared to challenge the NATO line was labeled a Milosevic apologist, or a genocide denier, Now, fourteen years later, and ten years after Milosevic died in a prison cell in The Hague without ever having been convicted of anything, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has quietly issued a report which states that, er, well actually, Milosevic was not guilty. That piece of news has been met with complete silence in the same media that trumpted Milosevic's guilt.
    176. Clark, Warren: Goodbye Welfare, Hello Workfare
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The world’s richest countries are coercing their citizens to ‘donate’ their labour to big businesses and other organizations in return for welfare payments.
    177. Clarke, Ben: In new book, Ilan Pappé says settler colonialism and apartheid best explain Israeli-Palestinian conflict
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      An analysis of Ilan Pappe's new book, Israel and South Africa - The Many Faces of Apartheid, and how Israel's settler colonization of Palestinians is similar to apartheid in South Africa.
    178. Claser, April: Campus Activism Against NSA Spying is Growing Fast
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      EFF has been on the road, traveling to cities and towns across the country to bring our message of digital rights and reform to community and student groups. And while we had the tremendous opportunity to talk about our work and our two lawsuits against the NSA, the best part of the trip was learning about all of the inspiring and transformative activism happening everyday on the local level to combat government surveillance and defend our digital rights.
    179. Claudio Laugeri: Bomb in hard disk sent to Italian newspaper journalist reporting on protests
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A bomb concealed as a hard disk could have killed someone: 120 grams of explosive powder were pressed inside a hard disk, which also had a small cable for connecting it to a computer. It was addressed to our colleague Massimo Numa, who has been reporting for some time on Susa Valley and No TAV [High Speed train] issues.
    180. Clift, Elayne: War and Women's Rights
      What Does the Future Hold for Afghan Women?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A discussion of the history, current status, and future of women's rights in Afghanistan.
    181. Clifton, Sarah-Jayne: Argentina is Right to Stand up to Greedy US Vultures
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Although in a precarious position after a US court ruling on debt repayments, Argentina must put its economy and people first.
    182. Climate and Energy: The new conquistadors making their presence felt at COP20 in Peru
      Resource Type: Article
      A new report released at COP20 by CEO, the Democracy Center and Transnational Institute shows how corporations causing social and environmental destruction in the Andes and Amazon are driving climate change, whilst enjoying influential seats at the climate-negotiating table.
    183. Climate Smart Agriculture Concerns: No to 'Climate Smart Agriculture', yes to agroecology
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Climate Smart Agriculture sounds like a great idea. But in truth it's a PR front for international agribusiness to promote corporate agriculture, pesticides and fertilisers at COP21, with a heavy dose of greenwash. Countries must resist the siren calls - and give their support to true agroecology that sustains soil, health, life and climate.
    184. Climehaga, David: Welcome to the Orwellian world of Wildrose, where keeping your promises makes you a liar
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Notwithstanding the unexpected election of a New Democratic Party majority government in Alberta last May 5, 2015, it's pretty obvious a lot of Albertans -- especially the business crowd in Calgary -- still don’t really get this democracy thing.
    185. Cloughley, Brian: NATO Prepares for War: Confrontation and Insanity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The US-NATO military alliance is gearing up for war, and its meeting 8-9 July, 2016 is yet another step to nuclear confrontation and a gigantic leap backwards in world sanity. The gathering in Warsaw, capital of implacably anti-Russia Poland (NATO member since 1999, when the US-inspired military push towards Russia's borders gathered further momentum), is a symbol of Western determination to menace Moscow.
    186. Cloughley, Brian: Russia Bashing: Hatred, Hysteria and Humbug
      A Tale of Three Aircraft Tragedies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It’s OK for the US to shoot down an Iranian airliner and kill 290 people — there’s never been an apology to the Iranian people for that war crime — but when there’s an opportunity to claim, to shriek, to propagandise at cyclone-level, that a disaster has occurred in which there just might be the tiniest chance to blame Russia, then there is clamour for investigation.
    187. Coalition for ethical psychology: Questions for the APA Board Regarding Claims in James Risen's Book "Pay Any Price"
      Colluding With the CIA on Torture?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In his new book Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War, James Risen, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times reporter, documents apparent collaboration between (American Psychological Association) APA leadership and the CIA to support psychologist participation in torture.
    188. Cobain, Ian: CIA rendition: more than a quarter of countries 'offered covert support'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Report finds at least 54 countries co-operated with global kidnap, detention and torture operation mounted after 9/11 attacks.
    189. Cobain, Ian: Rendition ordeal raises new questions about secret trials
      Fatima Bouchar's story reveals involvement of the British government
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Investigative reporting on the rendition (initiated by British intelligence officers) of Libyian Islamist militants who sought to oust Muammar Gaddafi.
    190. Cobain, Ian; Norton-Taylor, Richard: Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the public.
    191. Coblenz, Michael: Police and the American Mind
      From "Broken Windows" to the "Thin Blue Line"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Making sense of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, by understanding two concepts. Firstly, the police believing themselves to be the thin blue line between civilization and chaos. Secondly, the "broken windows" theory of policing.
    192. Coburn, Jean: Media Exposure
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Promoting your magazine on a shoestring.
    193. Coburn, Jean: Review: Your Guide to Public Speaking
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      A no-nonsense guide to public speaking.
    194. Coburn, Jean: A Step-by-Step Guide to Being a Successful Consultant
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      A practical guide to becoming a successful consultant.
    195. Cochrane, Kira: Rise of the naked female warriors
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?
    196. Cockburn, Alexander: The Hate Crimes Bill: How Not to Remember Matthew Shepard
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The problem with the Hate Crimes Prevention Act is that it creates a thought crime and also categories of crime victims for disparate treatment. Goodbye to equality under the law.
    197. Cockburn, Alexander: The Lies of Alan Dershowitz
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1989
    198. Cockburn, Alexander: Truth and Fiction in Elie Wiesel"s "Night"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      When in trouble, head for Auschwitz, preferably in the company of Elie Wiesel. It's as foolproof a character reference as is available today, at least within the Judeo-Christian sphere of moral influence.
    199. Cockburn, Alexander ; St. Clair, Jeffrey: The American Way of Torture
      The Rule of Law Went and Never Returned
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Torture is now solidly installed in America’s repressive arsenal, vigorously applauded by prominent politicians.
    200. cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey: The CIA and the Art of the "Un-Cover-Up"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Down the decades the CIA has approached perfection in the art of the "un-cover-up". The "uncover-up" is a process whereby, with all due delay, the agency first denies with passion then concedes in profoundly muffled tones charges leveled against it. One familiar feature in the "uncover-up" paradigm is the frequently made statement by CIA-friendly journalists that "no smoking gun" has been detected in whatever probe is under review.
    201. Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey: The Good War, Revisited
      The Bombing of Pearl Harbor: What FDR Knew
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Each Pearl Harbor day offers a fresh opportunity for those who correctly believe that Franklin Roosevelt knew of an impending attack by the Japanese and welcomed it as a way of snookering the isolationists and getting America into the war.
    202. cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey: No-Fault Journalism at the New York Times
      The Case of Wen Ho Lee
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The New York Times,?without whose agency Wen Ho Lee would never have spent a day in a prison cell,?perhaps not even have lost his job, is now, with consummate effrontery, urging?that an investigation of the bungled prosecution take place.
    203. Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey: 100 Best Non-Fiction Books (in Translation) of the 20th Century... and Beyond
      A CounterPunch Reading List
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      As the clock clicked down on the arrival of the new millennium, Alex and I were bemused at the spate of “100 best of the century lists” pouring forth. The lists were predictable and not many of the entries remained on our groaning shelves. So we decided to compile our own catalogue of the best books written in English and, later translated into English, during the 20th Century. We spent weeks whittling it down to roughly 100 titles for each.
    204. Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey: 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of the 20th Century (and Beyond) in English
      A CounterPunch Reading List
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      CounterPunch editors' list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the 20th century,originally compiled in 2004.
    205. Cockburn, Alexander; St.clair, Jeffrey: Venezuela and the Imperial Script, 2004 Edition
      The Coup Last Time
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The minute some halfway decent government in Latin America begins to reverse the order of things and give the have-nots a break from the grind of poverty and wretchedness, the usual suspects in El Norte rouse themselves from the slumber of indifference and start barking furiously about democratic norms. It happened in 1973 in Chile; we saw it again in Nicaragua in the 1980s; and here’s the same show on summer rerun in Venezuela, pending the August 15 recall referendum of President Hugo Chávez.
    206. Cockburn, Andrew: Agencies of Fear
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The article details an example of how little control the US administration can have over one of its agencies and the dangers and consequences of the situation.
    207. Cockburn, Andrew: Assassination as Policy in Washington and How It Failed: 1990-2015
      The Kingpin Strategy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The "kingpin strategy" refers to the elimination of the kingpins dominating cartels. Cockburn analyzes how this method was used by the U.S. government, how it failed to work in the "drug war," and how its adoption, in the form of targeted assassinations in the "war on terror," has similarly been a failure.
    208. Cockburn, Andrew: Down the Tube
      Television, turnout, and the election-industrial complex
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Examining the election industry as comprised of media outlets and super PACs, and the diminishing effects of TV advertisements and coverage on voter turnout and engagement.
    209. Cockburn, Andrew: Saving the Whale, Again
      The catastrophic incompetence of Citigroup
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Cockburn discusses the financial recklessness of Citigroup bank and the repercussions.
    210. Cockburn, Andrew: Tunnel Vision
      Will the Air Force kill its most effective weapon?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Should the U.S. Air Force A-10 attack planes should be eliminated?
    211. Cockburn, Andrew: A Very Perfect Instrument
      The ferocity and failure of America's sanctions apparatus
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Essay on the U.S. system of sanctions and its international negative repercussions.
    212. Cockburn, Andrew: Victory Assured on the Military's Main Battlefield -- Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      When it comes to Pentagon weapons systems, have you ever heard of cost "underruns? I think not. Cost overruns? They turn out to be the unbreachable norm, as they seem to have been from time immemorial. In 1982, for example, the Pentagon announced that the cumulative cost of its 44 major weapons programs had experienced a "record" increase of $114.5 billion. Three decades later, in the spring of 2014, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that the military’s major programs to develop new weapons systems -- by then 80 of them -- were a cumulative half-trillion dollars over their initial estimated price tags and on average more than two years delayed.
    213. Cockburn, Andrew: Weed Whackers
      Monsanto, glyphosate, and the war on invasive species
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      On a Friday evening in January, a thousand people at the annual California Native Plant Society conference in San Jose settled down to a banquet and a keynote speech delivered by an environmental historian named Jared Farmer. His chosen topic was the eucalyptus tree and its role in California's ecology and history. The address did not go well.
    214. Cockburn, Patirck: The Bankruptcy of the West's Syrian Policy
      Factions on the Run
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The final bankruptcy of American and British policy in Syria came 10 days ago as Islamic Front, a Saudi-backed Sunni jihadi group, overran the headquarters of the Supreme Military Council of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) at Bab al-Hawa on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey.
    215. Cockburn, Patrick: Catastrophes on Camera
      Why Media Coverage of Natural Disasters is Most So Bad
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The reporting of cataclysms or lesser disasters is often wildly misleading. Stereotyping is common: whichever the country involved, there are similar images of wrecked bridges, half-submerged houses and last-minute rescues. The scale of the disaster is difficult to assess from news coverage: are we seeing or reading about the worst examples of devastation, or are these the norm? Are victims in the hundreds or the millions?
    216. Cockburn, Patrick: The Dangers of Embedded Journalism
      A Distorted View of War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
    217. Cockburn, Patrick: The Easter Rising, My Grandfather and the Untold Story of Sir Roger Casement
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The 100th anniversary of the Easter uprising of 1916 saw the beginnings of a deeper appreciation of the achievements of Sir Roger Casement who was hanged as a traitor in Pentonville prison on 3 August 1916. Over the following century he has never lacked for notoriety, famous as an Irish patriotic martyr, but discussion of his life has frequently focused on his sexuality and revolved around the "Black Diaries" that were covertly used by the British government to blacken Casement's name and sabotage the campaign against his execution.
    218. Cockburn, Patrick: The Hate Preachers Fueling Sectarianism
      Al Qaeda's Second Act
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On the public support systems, media presence, and propaganda of a second wave of fundamentalist jihadist organizations.
    219. Cockburn, Patrick: How Israel Spins War Crimes
      The Secret Report That Helps Israelis Cover Atrocities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israeli spokesmen have their work cut out explaining how they have killed more than 1,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them civilians, compared with just three civilians killed in Israel by Hamas rocket and mortar fire. But on television and radio and in newspapers, Israeli government spokesmen such as Mark Regev appear slicker and less aggressive than their predecessors, who were often visibly indifferent to how many Palestinians were killed.
    220. Cockburn, Patrick: How NGOs Failed Afghanistan
      "They Killed Every Incentive to Farm"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On the failures, opportunities, and complications of international aid with a particular focus on Afghanistan. Includes a discussion of a successful canal-building effort in Lower Shabelle province, Somalia -- a project run not by NGOs but a local al-Qa'ida affiliate.
    221. Cockburn, Patrick: How Syria's Secular Uprising Was Hijacked by Jihadists
      Al Qaeda's Second Act
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On Syria's descent into a sectarian civil war.
    222. Cockburn, Patrick: How the West's Economic Sanctions are Inflicting Suffering on Ordinary Syrians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The US and EU economic sanctions on Syria are causing huge suffering among ordinary Syrians and preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid, according to a leaked UN internal report.
    223. Cockburn, Patrick: ISIS Thrives on the Disunity of Its Enemies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The aftermath of terrorist attacks such as the massacre in Paris are a bad time to produce new policies, but they provide ideal political conditions for a government to take radical, if ill-thought-out, initiatives. Leaders are carried away by a heady sense of empowerment as a worried or frightened public demands that something be done in response to calamity and to prevent it happening again. The moment of greatest risk is not when the bombs explode or the guns fire, but when governments react to these atrocities.
    224. Cockburn, Patrick: More Propaganda Than News Coming Out of Aleppo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The dominance of propaganda over news in coverage of the war in Syria.
    225. Cockburn, Patrick: The Nature of War Has Changed
      The Vicious Forces of Sectarian Strife
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A new kind of war is developing. It is very different from the mass conflict of the First World War when governments mobilised millions of men and vast industrial resources. Wars have got smaller, but are equally and, on occasions, more vicious than in the past.
    226. Cockburn, Patrick: The Newsfakers
      Whose hands are behind those dramatic YouTube pictures?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      YouTube and blogs have made it easier than ever to fabricate events. The media are happy to run unsubstantiated reports and footage.
    227. Cockburn, Patrick: The Repression in Bahrain
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Bahrainis are calling their government's intensified repression of all opposition "the Egyptian strategy", believing that it is modelled on the ruthless campaign by the Egyptian security forces to crush even the smallest signs of dissent.
    228. Cockburn, Patrick: Syrian Minority Fear the End of Fighting More Than War Itself
      Persecution of the Christians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      If the opposition National Coalition, recognised by 130 countries as the legitimate government of Syria, does ultimately take power then its most effective fighting force will be Jadhat al-Nusra, with an ideology similar to al-Qa’ida. It is prospects like this that fill Syrian Christians with alarm.
    229. Cockburn, Patrick: This is why everything you’ve read about the wars in Syria and Iraq could be wrong
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A description of how much of the coverage of the wars in Syria and Iraq is second-hand reporting, due to the dangers posed, and subject to political bias and propaganda.
    230. Cockburn, Patrick: Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The shocking rates of infant mortality and cancer in Iraqi city raise new questions about the battle.
    231. Cockburn, Patrick: Where War Reporting Goes Wrong
      A Diary of Four Wars
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The four recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been propaganda wars in which newspaper, television and radio journalists played a central role. In all wars there is a difference between reported news and what really happened, but during these four campaigns the outside world has been left with misconceptions even about the identity of the victors and the defeated.
    232. Cockburn, Patrick: Why Do They Hate George Galloway So Much?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The ferocity of the attacks on George Galloway by the British commentariat is one of the most revealing outcomes of his victory in the Bradford West by-election.
    233. Cockburn, Patrick: Why the Vikings Were Feared
      Nazis of the North
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Journalism is said to be the first draft of history, but it is often disappointing to find that the second or third drafts, by historians, move little further in establishing the truth about what happened.
    234. Cockburn, Patrick: Why the War on Terror Went Wrong
      Al Qaeda's Second Act
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Al-Qa’ida-type organisations, with beliefs and methods of operating similar to those who carried out the 9/11 attacks, have become a lethally powerful force from the Tigris to the Mediterranean in the past three years.
    235. Cody, Anthony: The Gates Foundation's Leveraged Philanthropy
      Corporate Profit Versus Humanity on Three Fronts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Gates' leveraged philanthropy model is a public-private partnership to improve the world, partly through targeted research support but principally through public advocacy and tax-free lobbying to influence government policy. The goal of these policies is often to explicitly support profitability for corporate investors, whose enterprises are seen by the Gates Foundation as advancing human good. However, maximum corporate profit and public good often clash when its projects are implemented.
    236. Cohen, Jeff: If U.S. Mass Media Were State-Controlled, Would They Look Any Different?
      Snowden Coverage
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Edward Snowden leaks have revealed a U.S. corporate media system at war with independent journalism. Many of the same outlets that missed the Wall Street meltdown and cheer-led the Iraq invasion have come to resemble state-controlled media outlets in their near-total identification with the government.
    237. Cohen, Jeff: What Indy Media Heroes Can Teach Us
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Independent journalists should not go silent or soft because of an election result or a change of parties in power.
    238. Cohen, Noah: The Arrest and Detention of Amer Jubran
      This is Not News
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Amer Jubran might sit indefinitely in detention without charges. Or he may be brought up at any time and charged with “terrorism” before the State Security Court, a rubber stamp court. If so, his lawyer might be told the charges a day or two before the sham trial, which then leads to inevitable conviction–a mere formality. Only a concerted political campaign that gets widespread international attention can make any difference. It’s up to us to create enough visibility to make that possible.
    239. Cohen, Ran Ha: The Flotilla In The Israeli Press
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      An analysis of Israeli media propaganda in the wake of Israel's attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
    240. Cohen, Sheila: Glaberman and Faber's Working for Wages - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Working for Wages: The Roots of Insurgency by Martin Glaberman and Seymour Faber (Dix Hills, NY: General Hall, Inc., 1998) $26.95 paperback. OVER THE LAST few years I have been privileged to teach a number of basic economics courses to trade unionists-"privileged" because in every case the students' experience, their awareness and critical understanding of what goes on in their lives, has provided a rich fund of knowledge of which I have become in my turn a grateful student.
    241. Cohen, Sheila: How British Labor Declined: Cowley from the Inside - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      Inside Cowley: Trade Union Struggle in the 1970s by Alan Thornett (London: Porcupine Press, 1998) 407 pages, $20 paperback.*
    242. Cohen, Stanley: In the Matter of the International Community v Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In its first full week of a "new" get tough policy, almost 500 young Palestinian demonstrators were injured, shot and maimed, and at least three teens murdered in response to what Israel sees as a rising tide of "militant" resistance against the illegally occupied and, by now, almost completely annexed West Bank.
    243. Cohen, Stanley L: Israel and Academic Freedom: a Closed Book
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      It’s not by accident that free speech and association is under attack from coast to coast in ways unseen since the academic purges that targeted largely "radical" Jews of the 1950's brought to us by a guy named McCarthy. He too had this notion that good thought must necessarily adhere to a checklist of sanitized ideas. That safe speech and association demanded a line of logic dictated by the powerful and pervasive.
    244. Cohn, Cindy: Stronger Locks, Better Security
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      What if, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, or cybersecurity attacks on companies and government agencies, the FBI had come to the American people and said: In order to keep you safe, we need you to remove all the locks on your doors and windows and replace them with weaker ones. It's because, if you were a terrorist and we needed to get to your house, your locks might slow us down or block us entirely. So Americans, remove your locks! And American companies: stop making good locks!
    245. Cohn, Cindy; Newitz, Annalee: Noncommercial Email Lists: Collateral Damage in the Fight Against Spam
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      In their zeal to stop spam, many organizations and companies are blocking the delivery of wanted messages, especially those sent through email lists. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that most blocking processes are not transparent to the email sender or recipient, and email users are generally given little or no control over which emails are blocked.
    246. Cohn, Marjorie: BDS: Non-Violent Resistance to Israeli Occupation
      Is Israel Running Scared?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An outline of the extent and support/opposition of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid, including a discussion of claims that the campaign is anti-Semitic.
    247. Colchester, Marcus: Palm Oil company plan to slow deforestation 'another land-grab'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, seizing resources from local communities' control.
    248. Cole, Juan: IS and climate change - an inconvenient truth for Republicans
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      US Democratic presidential contender Martin O’Malley sparked controversy last month by saying that the conditions for the rise of the so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as Isil, Isis or Da'esh) were set by the impact on Syria of climate change, which drove farmers from their land into slums around cities and created extreme poverty.
    249. Cole, Teju: Unmournable Bodies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      More than a dozen people were killed by terrorists in Paris this week. The victims of these crimes are being mourned worldwide: they were human beings, beloved by their families and precious to their friends.
    250. Coleen, Jose; Wall, Kim; Hinzel, Jan H.: This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste - and it's leaking
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean.
    251. Coleman, Lara Montesinos: Big Oil's Ethical Violence
      BP and the Armed Suppression of Dissent in Colombia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      To challenge impunity is not just to attempt to confine abuses to the past. It serves to expose crimes committed, to preserve memory of the past within the present, and to highlight contradictions between corporate recognition of rights and an economic model that has implied the systematic violation and dispossession of workers and populations around the oilfields. It is part of a process of re-building communities and social organisations wiped out by the violence.
    252. Coles, Nick: Climate Change as a Class Issue
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradation.
    253. Collier, Victoria: Citizens Mobilize Against Corporate Water Grabs
      A Human Right, Not a Commodity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      New Jersey became the latest state to subvert democracy by authorizing the fast-track sale or lease of water utilities without public notice, comment, or approval. The controversial decision highlights the intensifying struggle over who owns, controls, and profits from the most precious - and threatened - resource on Earth.
    254. Collier, Victoria: Citizens worldwide mobilize against corporate water grabs
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The US and other governments are pushing a failed model of water privatization, but water is a human right, not just a commodity to be traded for profit or monopolized by corporations. Citizens and communities are fighting back to reclaim their water commons.
    255. Collins, Craig: Overlooking the Obvious With Naomi Klein
      Climate, Capitialism and the Left
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The lesson that Naomi Klein overlooks seems clear. Climate chaos is just one DEVASTATING symptom of our dysfunctional society. To survive catabolic capitalism and germinate an alternative, movement activists will have to anticipate and help people respond to multiple crises while organizing them to recognize and root out their source.
    256. Collyns, Dan: Illegal loggers remain hidden in Peru's forest but timber finds global buyers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      State exercises little control over remote Amazon region blighted by poverty and illiteracy, and organised crime fills the vacuum.
    257. Comely Beattie, Missy: When Thoughtful People Think Illogically
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      This man with whom I corresponded believes Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon were staged and that those involved, even the children, are "crisis actors" -- employed by a government whose aim is seizing guns, passing gun control laws, and creating a climate of fear. I asked about hospital staff, those who treat the injured and the spokesperson that provides information about a patient's condition. His answer, "Crisis actors."
    258. Comittee to Protect Journalists: Al-Jazeera cameraman killed in shelling in Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Al-Asfar was a 19 year old cameraman who was killed by artillery fire as he was covering the war in Syria. Whether or not he was deliberately targeted remains a mystery.
    259. Comittee to Protect Journalists: Editor of Chinese website, missing for a month, arrested on anti-state charges
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      An editor and secretary-general of a human rights group in China has been was abducted and charged with "inciting subversion of state power" by the Chinese government. The chinese government is infamous for using this charge to silence dissenting journalists.
    260. Comittee to Protect Journalists: Hong Kong must identify, prosecute the mastermind of 2014 attack on journalist Kevin Lau
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in Hong Kong to work quickly and efficiently to identify the mastermind of the February 2014 attack on newspaper editor Kevin Lau Chun-to and ensure there is full justice in the case. Two men identified as Yip Kim-wah and Wong Chi-wah were found guilty today of "causing grievous bodily harm and stealing a motorcycle" in the assault, but have refused to say who ordered the attack, reports said.
    261. Commins, Karen: Authors, Can You Afford to Produce an Audiobook?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Karen Commins, a professional audiobook narrator,gives tips to authors who want to produce audiobooks.
    262. Committee to Protect Journalists: Mastermind behind murder of human rights lawyer, journalist, sentenced to life in prison
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing to life in prison today of a Russian nationalist leader in connection with the 2009 fatal attack on human rights lawyer Stanislav Markelov, in which Novaya Gazeta journalist Anastasiya Baburova was also killed.
    263. Committee to Protect Journalists: Tunisia charges editor with complicity in terrorist attack
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Tunisian authorities should drop charges against an editor accused of complicity in the June 27 terrorist attack on Sousse beach that killed at least 39 people.
    264. Commoner, Barry: Ecology and Social Action
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1973
      That there is an important connection between ecology and social action is now self-evident. There seems little reason to doubt that there is some connection between what ecology tells us about the degraded quality of life and the social action needed to improve it.
    265. Commoner, Barry: The Illusion of Consumer Sovereignty
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      I tend to see the issue as social, economic, and political. I simply refuse to blame us consumers.
    266. Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust; Inter American Press Association; et al.: Letter to the Lithuanian Government on Banning Russian Government-Controlled TV Channels
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      This is an open letter to the Lithuanian government. While broadcasts from Russian-controlled television channels may be propagandistic, banning them would be a violation of basic human rights and ultimately ineffective.
    267. Conant, Jeff: The Dark Side Of The "Green Economy"
      Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the "green economy"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Just a few years ago, the term "green economy" referred to economies that are locally based, climate friendly, and low-impact. But since the global economic meltdown began in 2007, the green economy has come to mean something more akin to the wholesale privatization of nature.
    268. Connolly, Christopher N: Pesticide safety research shouldn't be left to the pesticide companies
      If the research is to command public confidence, independent controls need to be maintained at every step.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Pesticide companies are responsible for assessing the safety of their products - and this situation cannot continue. The research should be carried out independently, subjected to peer review, and published.
    269. Connolly, Kate: Berlin's oldest squatters in town defend threatened community centre
      Pensioners take a stand against development of their comunity centre
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Dozen of pensioners took over a community centre in the east Berlin suburb of Pankow last month after the local council said the building they had used as a community centre for 15 years had to make way for real estate development.
    270. Connolly, Kate: Naked hikers face fines in Switzerland
      Canton aims to stop spread of 'indecent practice'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The Swiss canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden aims to stop naturist walkers, also referred to as "boot-only hikers".
    271. Conroy, Bill: Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War
      Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious transactions to move through the banking system absent adequate monitoring or oversight.
    272. Conroy, Bill: Gary Webb: Vindicated
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Family Members of the Intrepid Investigative Journalist — Soon To Be Immortalized By An Upcoming Hollywood Movie — Share Their Story With The World.
    273. Conroy, Bill: Mexican President Calderón Hires US Propaganda Firm
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Los Pinos retains Las Vegas-based R&R Partners to promote government’s successes as the bloody drug war rages on.
    274. Conroy, Bill: Millions Missing From DEA Money-Laundering Operation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      At least $20 million went missing from money seizures by law enforcers, critical evidence was destroyed by a federal agency, a key informant was outed by a US prosecutor — contributing to her being kidnapped and nearly killed — and at the end of the day not a single narco-trafficker was prosecuted in this four-year-long DEA undercover operation gone awry.
    275. Conroy, Bill: Torture Report Reveals CIA's Manipulation of US Media
      Agency Used Classified Information As Currency For Deception
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In essence, the CIA operated as a propaganda machine, utilizing classified information as part of a larger effort to deceive the American public about the shortcomings of its torture program.
    276. Conroy, Bill: TSA Drug-Running Scandal Betrays Drug War’s Pretense
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The cost of bribing US border and airport security personnel is chump change in the narco-trafficking business.
    277. Conroy, Bill: US Prosecutors Turned a Blind Eye to Drone Code Piracy
      They Chose Instead to Strap Digital Visionary Aaron Swartz to Their Buzzsaw
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Aaron Swartz, a 26-year-old Internet activist and the co-developer of popular web tools like RSS feeds and Reddit, ended his life earlier this year at the end of a long battle with federal prosecutors in Boston — who had accused him of engaging in digital piracy.
    278. Conroy, Bill: US-Sponsored Drug-Plane Operation Had Global Reach
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The ongoing investigation into the Gulfstream II jet that crashed in Mexico in the fall of 2007 with a cargo of 3.7 tons of cocaine onboard points to a corruption problem within the US bureaucracy and US intelligence agency complicity in the drug trade.
    279. Cook, Johnathan: The Disappearance of Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The idea that a financial lifeline – whether Kerry’s plan or Netanyahu’s economic peace – is going to smooth the path to the conflict’s end is an illusion. Peace, and prosperity, will come only when Palestinians are liberated from Israeli control.
    280. Cook, Johnathan: The Evil of Humanitarian Wars
      Iraq, Libya, Syria: We have no right to play God
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The West’s duty is not to intervene more but to intervene far less. We already massively arm tyrannies such as those in the Gulf so that they can protect the oil that we consider our birthright; we offer military, financial and diplomatic cover for Israel’s continuing oppression of millions of Palestinians, a major cause of political instability in the Middle East; and we quietly support the Egyptian military, which is currently trying to reverse last year’s revolutionary gains.
    281. Cook, Johnathan: Israel continues to sow the seeds of discontent
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Israel, it seems, has found a new weapon against Palestinian attacks -- the humble cucumber seed. Soldiers have been handing out seeds at checkpoints with advice to Palestinians -- a nation of farmers until their lands were swallowed up by Jewish settlements -- to stop their recent knife attacks on Israelis and invest in a peaceful future.
    282. Cook, Johnathan: The Liberal Hounding of Julian Assange: From Alex Gibney to The Guardian
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      At what point do we cry foul when we witness the abuse of a political dissident, one who dares to take on mighty vested interests? When his own state, the local legal system and the media all turn on him? When he is forced to seek sanctuary in a foreign embassy for many years, surrounded by state security forces threatening to arrest him if he leaves? When the world’s highest arbiter on the matter of his confinement, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, supports his case? When the state, legal authorities and the media ignore the ruling and continue to demand his arrest?
    283. Cook, Johnathan: Lies about Assange and UN human rights jurists imperil us all
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The defence secretary, 'comedians' on BBC Radio's News Quiz, and the entire media commentariat have ganged up this weekend up to pour mockery and poisonous lies over Julian Assange and the UN's human rights jurists. As they attempt to fight off the UN's 'guilty' verdict against the British state, they are putting dissidents at risk everywhere.
    284. Cook, Jonathan: Americal Liberals Unleashed the Trump Monster
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Cook argues that Trump's victory was due to liberals losing rather than Trump winning.
    285. Cook, Jonathan: Arab Jews vs. Palestinians: Israel's Refugee Pawns
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Israel's attempt to compare Arab Jews to Palestinian refugees.
    286. Cook, Jonathan: Behind Israel's campaign to vilify peace groups
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Far-right activists spying on Israeli human rights community received hidden funds from Netanyahu government.
    287. Cook, Jonathan: The Birth of Agro-Resistance in Palestine
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Canaan Fiar Trade, a co-operative farming project with a model of self-sufficiency and dignity, has grown rapidly, and now assists some 2000 small-hold farmers in the West Bank, but it still receives little more than ambivalent support from the compromised Palestinian national leadership.
    288. Cook, Jonathan: Clinton's Defeat and the Fake News Conspiracy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Debunking the scapegoating of 'fake news' by the corporate media following the 2016 US elections as a tactic by the media and Democratic party establishment to avoid blame for Hillary Clinton's election loss.
    289. Cook, Jonathan: A Comparative Review of Flat Earth News and Newspeak
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      A comparative review of two recent books about the media, one a mainstream view, the other using the propaganda model of media control.
    290. Cook, Jonathan: Corporate power and the moulding of truth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The corporate dominance of 'free' media in western democracies imposes deep structural constraints on what may be reported, and how. Syria is now the latest example of skewed reportage - and even journalists seeking to analyse the problem must carefully avoid the real reasons for it.
    291. Cook, Jonathan: The Dangerous Cult of the Guardian
      A Thought Police for the Internet Age
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The Guardian includes some fine reporting and occasionally insightful commentary. Possibly because it is farther from the heart of empire, it is able to provide a partial antidote to the craven coverage of the corporate-owned media in the US. Nonetheless, it would be unwise to believe that the Guardian is therefore a free market in progressive or dissident ideas on the left. In fact, quite the contrary: the paper strictly polices what can be said and who can say it in its pages, for cynical reasons we shall come to.
    292. Cook, Jonathan: An Empire of Lies
      Why Our Media Betray Us
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Contrary to its avowed aim, mainstream journalism invariably diminishes the impact of new events when they threaten powerful elites.
    293. Cook, Jonathan: Every Israeli Missile Strike is a War Crime
      The Experts' Verdict
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      When are going to hear Human Rights Watch or the United Nation’s Navi Pillay stop talking about proportionality or Israel’s potential war crimes, and admit Israel is committing war crimes by definition – right now, as you read this?
    294. Cook, Jonathan: Eyeless in Gaza
      Israel's Deceptions
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza.
    295. Cook, Jonathan: Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land
    296. Cook, Jonathan: Fury at Israeli plan to build town on historic Muslim village
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Netanyahu government agrees to first new Palestinian community in 68 years -- exclusively for the Druze -- on refugees' land.
    297. Cook, Jonathan: Guardian front page channels Orwell's 1984
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Reading the "liberal" press has become a truly Orwellian experience. What was true yesterday is a lie today. What was black today will be white tomorrow. Two reports on today’s front page of the Guardian could easily be savage satire straight from the pages of the novel 1984.
    298. Cook, Jonathan: Guardian sinks into gutter on Corbyn - again
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Jeremy Corbyn today launched a review into the Labour party's supposed "anti-semitism crisis" -- in fact, a crisis entirely confected by a toxic mix of the right, Israel supporters and the media. I have repeatedly pointed out that misleading claims of anti-semitism (along with much else) are being thrown at Corbyn to discredit him.
    299. Cook, Jonathan: Guardian tries to silence Democrat Leak Scandal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The Democratic National Convention had their emails leaked which proved their attempt at swinging the vote for Hillary Clinton. The Guardian newspaper seems to show bias for Hillary Clinton in their response.
    300. Cook, Jonathan: A History of Silencing Israeli Army Whistleblowers: From 1948 Until Today
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      One might expect that only historians would care to revisit the 1948 war that created Israel. And yet the debate about what constitutes truth and myth from that period still provokes raw emotions.
    301. Cook, Jonathan: How Israel aims to redefine 'ethnic cleansing'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Netanyahu’s controversial comments have thrown another obstacle in the way of Palestinian statehood, analysts say.
    302. Cook, Jonathan: How Israeli Apartheid is Coming Unstuck
      Big Racists vs Little Racists
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Segregation is enforced in all the main spheres of life for Jews and Arabs: land allocation and housing, citizenship rights, education, and employment.
    303. Cook, Jonathan: How Most Aid to the Palestinians Ends up in Israel's Coffers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      While Europe may think of itself as part of an enlightened West, using aid to defend Palestinians' rights, the reality is less reassuring. The aid may actually be making things significantly worse.
    304. Cook, Jonathan: If the 'product' is wrong, a rebrand won't help Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Cook discusses Israel's attempt to rebrand itself. Specifically, he addresses "hasbara", translated as "public diplomacy", a campaign that calls for Israelis to justify and defend any policy regarding occupied territories.
    305. Cook, Jonathan: In an endless war on terror, we are all doomed to become Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Jeff Halper's new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world.
    306. Cook, Jonathan: In the US, money talks when it comes to Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Investigates the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates and their allegiance to Israel.
    307. Cook, Jonathan: Israel hopes 'lost tribes' can boost Jewish numbers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Facing Palestinian majority, Israeli officials seek way to loosen legal definition of 'Jew' so millions more can qualify for immigration.
    308. Cook, Jonathan: 'Israel is a terrorist state'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned. A wave of unrest has swept Palestinian towns in Israel over recent days, with repeated clashes with Israeli police in Nazareth, Jaffa, Lod, Ramle, Taibeh, Sakhnin, Rahat, Kfar Qassem and elsewhere. Dozens of protesters have been arrested.
    309. Cook, Jonathan: Israel is a Terrorist State
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The violence rocking the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and now Gaza is on the verge of spilling into Israel, Palestinian leaders in Israel warned.
    310. Cook, Jonathan: Israel Seeks Ways To Silence Human Rights Groups
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      In a bid to staunch the flow of damaging evidence of war crimes committed during Israel's winter assault on Gaza, the Israeli government has launched a campaign to clamp down on human rights groups, both in Israel and abroad.
    311. Cook, Jonathan: Israel Targets Ha'aretz
      "A Shin Bet State"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Israel uses police state tactics to crush journalists who expose crimes committed by the military.
    312. Cook, Jonathan: The Israeli War Crime That Goes Unmentioned
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Here set out in black and white in the Israeli media is a moral conundrum that western politicians, diplomats and international human rights organisations are resolutely failing to address -- and one I have been highlighting since 2006.
    313. Cook, Jonathan: Israelis have the Upper Hand when it Comes to Vengeance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      As Human Rights Watch warned, Israel’s recent actions – mass arrests; armed raids; the killing of Palestinians, including minors; lockdowns of cities, house demolitions; and air strikes – amounted to “collective punishment”, international law’s euphemism for revenge, against Palestinians. In the face of the enduring violence of Israel’s occupation, and the licence it provides soldiers to humiliate and oppress, ordinary Palestinians have a stark choice: to submit or resist. Ordinary Israelis, on the other hand, do not need to seek revenge on their own account. The Israeli state, military and courts are there every day doing it for them.
    314. Cook, Jonathan: Israelis Shoot Motionless Arab Woman - Video
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In the age of phone cameras, we have become increasingly used to photos and videos of Palestinians in the West Bank being shot by soldiers in unjustifiable circumstances.
    315. Cook, Jonathan: Israel's Bogus History Lesson
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      It was presumably intended as an Israeli history lesson to the world. A video posted to social media by Israel's foreign ministry shows an everyday Jewish couple, Jacob and Rachel, in a home named the "Land of Israel". A series of knocks on the door brings 3,000 years of interruptions to their happiness. First it's the Assyrians, followed by the Babylonians, Hellenists, Arabs, Romans, Crusaders, Mamluks, and Ottomans – all straight out of Monty Python central casting. Jacob and Rachel are forced by the warring factions to relocate to ever smaller parts of their home until finally they have to pitch a tent in the garden. Their fortunes change only with the arrival of a servant of the British Empire, who returns the title deeds. A final knock disturbs their celebrations. On the doorstep are a penniless Palestinian couple, craning their necks to see what goodies await them inside.
    316. Cook, Jonathan: Israel’s cynical approach is feeding unrest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Once it fell to politicians and diplomats to solve international conflicts. Now, according to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responsibility lies with social media.
    317. Cook, Jonathan: Israel's education system peddles intolerance and lies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      John Kerry spent last week testing the waters with the Israelis and the Palestinians over his so-called framework agreement – designed to close the gaps between the two sides. But the issues he is trying to resolve appear more intractable by the day.
    318. Cook, Jonathan: Israel's Gaza backlash targets Arab minority
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israel's large Palestinian minority is facing an unprecedented backlash of incitement and violent reprisals as Israeli Jews rally behind the current military operations in Gaza, human rights groups and political activists have warned.
    319. Cook, Jonathan: Israel's new 'attack on freedom of speech'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The Israeli government and its right-wing supporters have been waging a 'McCarthyite' campaign against human-rights groups.
    320. Cook, Jonathan: Israel's new police chief emerges from shadowy world
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Palestinian minority in Israel worried by top cop's twin-track as interrogator for secret police and hardline settler.
    321. Cook, Jonathan: Israel's starvation diet for Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Israel’s calculating of daily caloric needs shows how it manages the lives of Palestinians in Gaza in almost microscopic detail.
    322. Cook, Jonathan: Israel’s cynical approach is feeding unrest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Once it fell to politicians and diplomats to solve international conflicts. Now, according to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, responsibility lies with social media.
    323. Cook, Jonathan: Jonathan Cook - Response to Intellectual Cleansing Part 1
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      However grateful we should be to the tiny minority of dissident writers, their relegation to the margins of the commentary pages of Britain's 'leftwing' media serves a useful purpose for corporate interests. It helps define the 'character' of the British media as provocative, pluralistic and free-thinking - when in truth they are anything but. It is a vital component in maintaining the fiction that a professional media is a diverse media.
    324. Cook, Jonathan: Latest Corbyn Hit-Piece: He earns MP's Salary
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      If I hadn’t seen for myself that this article "exposing" Jeremy Corbyn was published on the Daily Telegraph’s website, I would have assumed it was a spoof from The Onion – an even more preposterous one than normal.
    325. Cook, Jonathan: Letter from Nazareth
      The forgotten Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The city's Christians and Muslims continue to struggle against Israel's divide-and-rule policies
      At 26 metres, Nazareth's artificial Christmas tree is the tallest in the Middle East, or so city officials boast. Its glinting red, silver and golden baubles have brought a temporary, but much-needed cheer to the city of Jesus' childhood. Despite the festive mood, friends and neighbours in what is Israel's largest Palestinian city struggle to sound hopeful about the future. Even the inflatable Father Christmases hanging from shop awnings look forlorn.
    326. Cook, Jonathan: Letter from Nazareth: The forgotten Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The city's Christians and Muslims continue to struggle against Israel's divide-and-rule policies.
    327. Cook, Jonathan: Nelson Mandela: A Dissenting Opinion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      It is an indication of what Mandela was up against that the man who fought so hard and long against a brutal apartheid regime was so completely defeated when he took power in South Africa. That was because he was no longer struggling against a rogue regime but against the existing order. As I suspect Mandela realised only too well, one cannot lead a revolution when there are no followers.
    328. Cook, Jonathan: New report details 'brutal' Israeli policies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The first bullet struck 16-year-old Samir Awad in his left leg. He staggered away as fast as he could, but was too slow. A second round slammed into his left shoulder, exiting from the right side of his chest. Then, moments later, a third bullet penetrated the back of his skull and exited from his forehead.
    329. Cook, Jonathan: The Occupation's Dark Underbelly Exposed
      The Revelations of the Israeli Refuseniks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A letter signed by 43 veterans of an elite Israeli military intelligence unit declaring their refusal to continue serving the occupation has sent shockwaves through Israeli society.
    330. Cook, Jonathan: Palestinians torn over contact with Israelis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A Palestinian university’s decision to bar from its campus an Israeli journalist and outspoken critic of the occupation has exposed a growing rift among Palestinian activists about the merits of contact with Jewish Israelis.
    331. Cook, Jonathan: Professors for Israel try to Shut Down Lancet
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Some 400 medical professors are blackmailing Reed Elsevier, publishers of The Lancet, by threatening to boycott its publications unless the company sacks editor Richard Horton - or as they duplicitously phrase it, "enforce appropriate ethical standards of editorship".
    332. Cook, Jonathan: Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
    333. Cook, Jonathan: Rabbis deny 1 in 10 Jews the right to marry in Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Supreme religious body faces growing backlash as critics compare Israel's religious freedoms to Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.
    334. Cook, Jonathan: The Real Link Between Israel's Forest Fires and Muezzin Bill
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Examines and contextualizes the discriminatory 'muezzin bill', which would ban the broadcasting of Muslim calls to prayer in Israel.
    335. Cook, Jonathan: Religious Zealots Ready for Takeover of Israeli Army
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In a surprise move, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week forced out his long-serving defence minister, Moshe Yaalon. As he stepped down, Yaalon warned: "Extremist and dangerous elements have taken over Israel." He was referring partly to his expected successor: Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the far-right Yisrael Beiteinu party, whose trademark outbursts have included demands to bomb Egypt and behead disloyal Palestinian citizens.
    336. Cook, Jonathan: The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.
    337. Cook, Jonathan: Stakes rising for Israel as rockets reach airport
      Temporary air blockade of Israel reveals deeper issues to its citizens
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israel’s effective loss of its only international airport for a couple of days last week — and the cloud of uncertainty that continues to hang over its operation in the future — has deeply unsettled Israelis.
    338. Cook, Jonathan: Terror in a Christmas Tree
      Israel Tries to Ban Non-Jewish Celebrations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Who would imagine that Israeli Jews could be so intimidated by the innocuous Christmas tree?
    339. Cook, Jonathan: Twitterers Paid To Spread Israeli Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Israel's foreign ministry is reported to be establishing a special undercover team of paid workers whose job it will be to surf the internet 24 hours a day spreading positive news about Israel. Internet-savvy Israeli youngsters, mainly recent graduates and demobilised soldiers with language skills, are being recruited to pose as ordinary surfers while they provide the government's line on the Middle East conflict.
    340. Cook, Jonathan: UN Battle to 'Shame' Israel Over Abuse of Children
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Palestinian solidarity groups have taken to social media to step up the pressure on United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to include Israel for the first time on a "shame list" of serious violators of children's rights.
    341. Cook, Jonathan: US Lies and Excuses for Bombing Hospital
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Here is the US changing its story for the FOURTH time of why it launched an air strike on the Doctors without Borders hospital in the Afghan town of Kunduz at the weekend, massacring at least 22 patients and hospital staff.
    342. Cook, Jonathan: Videos Challenge Israeli Police Account of Shootings
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It has been called the "smartphone intifada". After a sharp escalation in violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks, shocking scenes captured on video have spread across social media.
    343. Cook, Jonathan: Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A small scene from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict unfolded last week on a Greek airport runway. Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel’s Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
      Like a parable illustrating Europe's bottomless indulgence of Israel, Aegean staff caved in to the pressure and persuaded the two Palestinian men to disembark.
    344. Cook, Jonathan: Welcome to Israel's version of apartheid
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Moments before an Aegean Airlines flight was due to take off, three Israeli passengers took security into their own hands and demanded that two fellow passengers, from Israel's Palestinian minority, be removed from the plane. By the end of a 90-minute stand-off, dozens more Israeli Jews had joined the protest, refusing to take their seats.
    345. Cook, Jonathan: Why Corbyn so terrifies the liberal elite
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Most Labour MPs would rather destroy their own party than let Jeremy Corbyn and his backers make it fit for its 21st century purpose.
    346. Cook, Jonathan: Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth's survival
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
      Nazareth was not only an anomaly; it was a mistake.
    347. Cook, Jonathan: Why Israel has silenced the 1948 story of Nazareth’s survival
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A rarely told story of the 1948 war that founded Israel concerns Nazareth's survival. It is the only Palestinian city in what is today Israel that was not ethnically cleansed during the year-long fighting. Other cities, such as Jaffa, Lydd, Ramleh, Haifa and Acre, now have small Palestinian populations that mostly live in ghetto-like conditions in what have become Jewish cities. Still others, like Tiberias and Safad, have no Palestinians left in them at all.
    348. Cook, Jonathan: Why Israel is blocking access to its archives
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Israel is concealing vital records to prevent darkest periods in its history from coming to light, academics say.
    349. Cook, Jonathan: Why the Guardian axed Nafeez Ahmed’s blog
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Nafeez Ahmed’s account of the sudden termination of his short-lived contract to write an environment blog for the Guardian is depressingly instructive – and accords with my own experiences as a journalist at the paper.
    350. Cook, Jonathan: Why the Washington Post Killed the Story of Murdoch’s Bid to Buy the US Presidency
      Carl Bernstein Caught in the Matrix
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
    351. Cook, Jonathan: You Can’t Force-feed Occupation to those who Crave Freedom
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israel wants to believe that through force of will it can keep the tide of accountability at bay in the occupied territories. But belligerent occupations – especially ones where no hope or end is in sight – engender evermore creative and costly forms of resistance. A physical act of resistance can be temporarily foiled. But the spirit behind it cannot be so easily subdued.
    352. Cook, Jonathann: In Israel, an Ugly Tide sweeps over Palestinians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In Israel's evermore tribal politics, there is no such thing as a "good" Arab -- and the worst failing in a Jew is to be unmasked as an "Arab lover". Or so was the message last week from Isaac Herzog, head of Israel's so-called peace camp.The shock waves of popular anger at the recent indictment of an Israeli army medic, Elor Azaria, on a charge of "negligent homicide" are being felt across Israel's political landscape.
    353. Cook, William: Justice, Peace and the Israeli State
      Rule by Ruthless Force
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      International Law and the creation of a world body to aid in the direction of nation states to live in peace and justice under defined conditions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charters of the UN suggests that Israel must change, it must recognize that it is not the sole determiner of world events, that it has lifted its beliefs beyond those that exist elsewhere in the world and it must, therefore, reverse its direction to become one with its neighbors and all the nations of the UN.
    354. Cook, William: The Politics of the Exodus Myth
      Pillar of Superstition
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Cook provides conclusions that would suggest that the Bible as the word of God is rather a fabrication created for the masses for political, religious and cultural reasons.
    355. Cooke, Jennifer: How to Publish an E-Book: the Ultimate Guide
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Your definitive guide to formatting, uploading and publishing your long-form journalism as an e-book to the various digital marketplaces.
    356. Cooper, Marc: Remembering Pinochet's Coup: A Taste of Justice for Chile
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      AS FORMER CHILEAN dictator Augusto Pinochet languished in British custody facing possible extradition to Spain, I have thought often of the democratically elected president he overthrew twenty-five years ago—Salvador Allende. At the time of the September 11, 1973 coup I was living in Chile and a translator for President Allende.
    357. Cooper, Margaret: "We don't have films you can eat"
      Talking to the D.E.C. Films Collective
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1983
      An interview with members of DEC Films, a distributor of progressive films in English-speaking Canada.
    358. Cooper, Quintin: Are Your Devices Hardwired For Betrayal?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Firmware-based attacks are real and their numbers will only increase. Cooper discusses the potential consequences if we don't address this issue now.
    359. Cope, Alec: Secret Pentagon Report Reveals US "Created" ISIS As A "Tool" To Overthrow Syria's President Assad
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
    360. Copland, Simon; Riley, Benjamin: A queer take on Safe Schools and identity politics
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In recent weeks, the debate over the Safe Schools Coalition anti-bullying program has intensified, taking what is in many ways a bizarre turn. The brief suspension of program architect Roz Ward from her position at La Trobe University has reopened the debate about whether Safe Schools is 'cultural Marxism' by stealth, the program once again coming under fire from conservatives across the country. Even trans advocate and member of the ADF Catherine McGregor has weighed in. One of the more interesting elements of this, however, has been the debate it has created about the role gender and sexual politics can and should play within Marxism. Here enters Guy Rundle. In the pages of Crikey, Rundle penned a treatise on the program and what he considers the failures of 'queer theory'. Rundle believes Safe Schools (via queer theory) presents the view that 'gender and sexuality are infinitely fluid'. He argues, however, that such a view denies the material realities of sexuality and gender, not to mention his view that 'almost no-one really believes it -- and they certainly do not let it shape their lives'.
    361. Corbyn, Jeremy: The Iraq War Was an Act of Military Aggression Launched on a False Pretext: Remarks on the Chilcot Inquiry Report
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The following is a transcript of Jeremy Corbyn's remarks in the House of Commons.
    362. Corcelli, John: Are Canada's Archives for Sale?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
    363. Cordall, Simon: Landmines still exacting a heavy toll on Vietnamese civilians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      37 years on, unexploded bombs continue to ruin lives in the former wartime frontline regions of Vietnam.
    364. Cordozo, Nate: Internet Companies: Confusing Consumers for Profit
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In the age of information, companies are hungry for your data. They want it - even if it means resorting to trickery.
    365. Cormack, W.E.: Report of Mr. W. E. Cormack's journey in search of the Red Indians in Newfoundland
      Resource Type: Book
    366. Cormwell, David: The Illusion of Democracy
      Liberal Journalism, Wikileaks And Climate Deceptions
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In an era of permanent war, economic meltdown and climate ‘weirding’, we need all the champions of truth and justice that we can find. But where are they? What happened to trade unions, the green movement, human rights groups, campaigning newspapers, peace activists, strong-minded academics, progressive voices?
    367. Corn, David: When 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Go Bad
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      Aren't these conspiracy theories too silly to address? That should be the case. But, sadly, they do attract people.
    368. Cornell, Matt: The Torturer as Feminist: From Abu Ghraib to Zero Dark Thirty
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      How “feminism” is used in service of the American empire.
    369. Coronel, Sheila: Capture the popular imagination
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Sheila Coronel is the director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Last month, she was named as the next academic dean of the journalism school, a position she will assume in July. Prior to joining Columbia, Coronel founded the Phillippine Center for Investigative Journalism, where her reporting on corruption and graft by then-President Joseph Estrada helped bring about his impeachment and subsequent resignation. She recently spoke with ICIJ for its "Secrets of the Masters" series.
    370. Coronel, Sheila: How To Track Looted Wealth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The ICIJ’s Sheila Coronel shares how to investigate illicit money trails ahead of her Tracking Corruption Internationally presentation at the 2012 IRE conference.
    371. Coronel, Sheila: Revealing the Secret World of Private Companies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      You’d think that getting the names of the shareholders of a company would be fairly easy. Such information should be routinely available.To be sure, there’s a wealth of information on listed companies. But good luck researching a private firm.
    372. Corporal, Lynette Lee: Asia: Amid Big Players, Smaller Media Outfits Keep Afloat
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Surrounded by the Goliaths in the media industry, can smaller outfits - little Davids # take good aim with their slingshots and smite their stronger competitors?
    373. Corporal, Lynette Lee: Asia: Media Need to go Back to Basics
      Experts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      'Back to basics' in times of crisis is a message that the media should not only give out to the public but learn from as well. More cooperation, adaptability, learning from past mistakes, ethical practices and gaining public trust are just some of the messages journalists and media professionals heard...
    374. Corporal, Lynette Lee: Media Still Struggling to Break Gender Barriers in Cambodia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Cambodia's media organisations are a 'battleground' for old ways and new approaches when it comes to gender.
    375. Corporal, Lynette Lee: New Media
      Online Propaganda War Heats Up
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      For the past several years, extremist groups such as the Taliban, have been arming themselves with a different kind of weapon # new media. The news is they are getting highly creative at it.
    376. Corporate Europe Observatory: Key evidence in EU's risk assessment of glyphosate must not remain 'trade secret'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The chemical industry and the European Food Safety Authority are refusing to disclose key scientific evidence about glyphosate's risks, citing 'trade secrets' protection, writes Corporate Europe Observatory. They must be compelled to publish the 'mysterious three' scientific studies EFSA used to assess glyphosate as 'unlikely' to cause cancer to humans - contradicting the IARC's view.
    377. Corporate Watch: International arms companies make a killing in Turkey: a case study of the Roboski Massacre
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Today, Turkey continues its brutality in its war against its Kurdish population. The state is imposing new curfews daily in the south-east of the country. Hundreds of citizens have been killed so far, whilst the western mainstream media and politicians remain largely silent about the massacres. Anti-militarist activists in the UK, however, are taking action against atrocities carried out by states such as Turkey.
    378. Corrales, Javier et all: Undermining Democracy
      21st Century Authoritarians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Pivotal authoritarian regimes have adapted and modernized their repressive methods and are undermining democracy in updated, sophisticated, and well funded ways. The result is a disruptive and serious new challenge to the emergence of an international system based on the rule of law, human rights, and open expression.
    379. Correia, David: Police Violence Against Native People
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In April 1974, three white high school students from Farmington, New Mexico murdered three Navajo men, Benjamin Benally, John Harvey, and David Ignacio. The brutal murders were nothing new in Farmington, where white high school students had been known to sever the fingers of inebriated Navajo men and display them proudly in their lockers at school.
    380. Corry, Stephen: The myth of the 'brutal savage' and the mindset of conquest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The 'brutal savage' meme has enjoyed a resurgence in popular culture and establishment narratives, despite abundant evidence that it's fundamentally wrong. But it suits today's dominant mindset of conquest, conflict and colonialism all too well, and serves to justify the ongoing genocide and expropriation of surviving Indigenous Peoples today.
    381. Cossar-Gilbert, Sam: We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.
    382. Costa, Jorge Duarte: Forty years after the portuguese Carnation Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On the eve of April 25, 1974, Portuguese society was smouldering from contradictions accumulated in half a century of dictatorship. At the heart of these contradictions was a war that lasted thirteen years, to hold on to the African colonies of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe. This conflict conditioned the whole of national life, because of the social suffering caused by the mobilization of two hundred thousand men, a tenth of the working population (a human cost equivalent to twice that of Vietnam), because of the wave of migration driven by hunger and the war, and because of the impossibility of a military solution, the only one contemplated by the regime.
    383. Cottle, Eddie: Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction of our security services were. How come the same reaction is not applied to South African Zionist Jews serving in the Israeli Defence Force (IDF)?
    384. Countercurrents: Metadata Is More Intrusive Than Direct Listening Of Phone Calls Says Snowden
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Government monitoring of “metadata” is more intrusive than directly listening to phone calls or reading emails.
    385. Courtice, Ben; Bunting, Andrea: Restoring a safe climate: Impossible dream or dangerous distraction?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Green house gases are at a level where drastic and far-reaching measures need
      to be implemented; however authors caution against invoking emergency measures
      that involve geo-engineering.
    386. Cousins, Farron: Flint drinks lead-laden water; Republicans attack Clean Water Act
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      To save a small amount of money residents of Flint, Michigan, have been forced to consume hazardous levels of lead in their drinking water. Just the moment for the Republican House Speaker to attack the Clean Water Act.
    387. Cowan, Kirsten: Caveat Surfer: Beware When Using Electronic Communication
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Points about electronic communication and online security.
    388. Cowan, Kirsten: The challenges of diversity (book review)
      Review of The Mass Media and Canadian Diversity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
    389. Cowan, Kirsten: Duping the public (book reviews)
      Reviews of Spin Wars and Easily Led
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
    390. Cowan, Kirsten: A historical look at a sad decline (book review)
      Review of The Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
    391. Cowan, Kirsten: HotLink Resource Shelf: Going for Gold!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Review of Going for Gold, a book on marketing strategies for speakers.
    392. Cowan, Kirsten: The Princess and the Press
      How to write a news release that will make you the belle of the ball
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      Your relationship with the press might not be a fairy tale, but it definitely doesn't have to be horror story: How to write a news release that will make you the belle of the ball.
    393. Cowan, Kirsten: Review: Leadership from within
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      An outline of skills and leadership techniques.
    394. Cowan, Kirsten: Review: Secrets of Power Marketing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      A lively book, with a streak of practicality that reveals itself in an impatience with hoity-toity notions of marketing that have little impact on the bottom line.
    395. Cowan, Kirsten: Solid overview of media studies (book review)
      Review of The Media Studies Reader
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
    396. Cowan, Kirsten: Using the divine for corporate power
      Review of The Empire God Built
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
    397. Cowan, Kirsten: What Does a Reporter Want?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      What does a reporter what when they interview you?
    398. Cowan, Reed; Greenstreet, Steven: 8
      The Mormon Proposition
      Resource Type: Film
      Published: 2010
      A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.
    399. Cox, Stan: Fair Shares of Food
      Agriculture in an Age of Gadgets
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Concern over lagging production has prompted a search for technological tricks that might revolutionize food production.
    400. Cox, Stan: The Vertical Farming Scam
      Wrong on So Many Levels
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Vertical farming would involve using the floorspace of tall urban buildings for growing food plants through largely hydroponic methods. This is envisioned as a way to integrate food production with dense human populations, increase production per unit of land area, protect crops against pests without the use of chemicals, and take vulnerable agricultural soils out of production by relocating crops to cities. It can, in fact, achieve none of these goals.
    401. Coyne, Andrew: Sympathy for Stephen Harper: Imagine that everyone you trusted had lied to you
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      You will be familiar with the picture we have created of him: suspicious, paranoid, controlling, a leader who trusts no one, leaves nothing to others, insists on taking a hand in even the smallest matter. Well, you'd be suspicious, paranoid and controlling, too, if everyone around you was lying to you all the time.
    402. Crabtree, John; Condor-Vidal, Judith: Fair Trade gold mining in the highlands of Peru
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Most gold mining in Peru causes serious environmental damage, but there is one exception - a Fair Trade certified mine close to the world-famous Nazca Lines. Now it's up to us to demand Fair Trade gold from the jewellery trade, rewarding responsible producers and expanding the market for new Fair Trade gold miners.
    403. Cramer, Mary Lynn: Why No Reporters in Suez?
      The Real Revolution Will Not Be Televised
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      What is happening in Tahrir Square Cairo has been built on the backs of millions of Egyptian workers who waged 3,000 strikes over the past eight years.
    404. Crispin, Shawn: Widodo's lifting of ban on foreign media in Papua is step in right direction
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Journalists and citizens celebrate freedom of press and speech as a 50-year blackout of international media is lifted in Papua, Indonesia.
    405. Crocker, Andrew: Oversight Report on FBI's Use of Patriot Act Highlights Need for Intelligence Reform at Crucial Moment
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      We've all heard about the NSA mass surveillance scandal permitted by the Patriot Act but this is not the first time the NSA and other fedral agencies have violated our rights.
    406. Cromwell, David: Bad Pharma, Bad Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      ‘The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal’, from Ben Goldacre's new book, Bad Pharma presents a disturbing picture emerges of corporate drug abuse.
    407. Cromwell, David: Bias Towards Power *Is* Corporate Media 'Objectivity'
      Journalism, Floods and Climate Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Journalistic bias in favour of the orthodox Western-centric socio-economic perspective is often framed as "objectivity", and departures from the orthodox Western-centric socio-economic perspective are often dismissed as "ideological'. A review of the incidence and framing of climate change reporting illustrates this.
    408. Cromwell, David: Cartoon Politics: Rupert Murdoch, The Pro-Israel Lobby And Israel’s Crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
    409. Cromwell, David: Death of a Hero
      The General, The Media Adulation And The Forgotten Victims
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      If all this glorification of a military commander had happened in the North Korean or the Soviet-era press, lavishly praising an 'original' who'd given years of 'patriotic service' in wars abroad, it would have rightly elicited scorn and ridicule amongst commentators here.
    410. Cromwell, David: 'The Planet Can't Keep Doing Us A Favour'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      With humanity's huge impact on the planet's climate becoming ever clearer, the claim of 'history in the making' is truly deserved.
    411. Cromwell, David: Propaganda
      'The Dominant Grand Narrative of Our Time'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Today, it is clearer than ever to a growing number of people that there is something seriously wrong with 'the news'. The current system of planet-crushing propaganda relies on a mere façade of overall 'balance', 'reasonableness' and 'range of views'. In the UK, BBC News is the crucial foundation stone of this propaganda system, with the Guardian playing an accompanying role.
    412. Cromwell, David; Edwards, David: Blair: Bombing Iraq Better. Again
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The authors critique the British media's coverage of a new essay by Tony Blair which attempts to justify the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003.
    413. Cromwell, David; Edwards, David: The Ice Melts Into Water
      Arctic Ice Melt, Psychopathic Capitalism And The Corporate Media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Last month, climate scientists announced that Arctic sea ice had shrunk to its smallest surface area since satellite observations began in 1979. An ice-free summer in the Arctic, once projected to be more than a century away, now looks possible just a few decades from now. Some scientists say it may happen within the next few years.
    414. Cromwell, David; Edwards, David: The 'Professorial President' And The 'Small, Strutting Hard Man'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Exactly what is happening in Ukraine is not easy to disentangle from corporate news media reports. The current crisis began in November 2014 when the Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, withdrew from a cooperation agreement with the European Union to forge closer ties with Russia.
    415. Cromwell, David; Edwards, David: The Right Kind Of Terror
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      When is an act of terrorism not terrorism? When the victims are officially sanctioned state enemies.
    416. Cromwell, David; Edwards, David: Snowden, Surveillance And The Secret State
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      There is plenty to be said about living under a giant system of government surveillance. Just don't expect the corporate media to explore the full extent of what it really all means.
    417. Cromwell, David; Edwards, David: Thinking The Right Thoughts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      There are always convenient news-hooks on which corporate journalists can hang their power-friendly prejudices about the West being 'the good guys' in world affairs. The authors provide examples from the British media.
    418. Crook, Matt: East Timor: Journalists Hold Out for Better Media Laws
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Journalists in East Timor are anxiously waiting for a set of media laws to be revised after a negative reaction to a draft that was circulated in March.
    419. Crooks, Harold: The Price We Pay
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2014
      This documentary, inspired by Brigitte Alepin's book La Crise fiscale qui vient, shines a light on the dark history and dire present-day reality of big-business tax avoidance, which has seen multinationals depriving governments of trillions of dollars in tax revenues by harbouring profits in offshore havens.
    420. Crossen, Cathy: Pornography and the Sex Censors
      A review of 'Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights,' by Nadine Strossen
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1996
      The pornography debacle has driven deep wedges among feminists, and has weakened the women's movement by alienating many women who cannot relate to a perceived ethos of anti-sexuality, gender antagonism, and victimhood. To the extent that it has convinced women to conceive of themselves as victims, to live in constant dread of male violence and aggression, rather than thinking of ourselves as the agents of our own liberation, it has been profoundly disempowering.
    421. Crucianelli, Sandra: Seeding Data Journalism in Panama
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Journalist talks about a need for data-driven journalists. She highlights her experience teaching teams how to do this in Panama in time for the Panama elections.
    422. Crum, Chris: Just How Bad Is Yelp's Fake Review Problem?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      You're probably aware of multiple controversial issues surrounding Yelp reviews. There are several to choose from. You have some businesses accusing the company of holding positive reviews hostage (with advertising being the ransom). You have a court ordering Yelp to turn over the identities of anonymous Yelp reviewers. You have people paying other people to write fake reviews, whether it's negative reviews for competitors or positive reviews for their own business.
    423. Crum, Crhis: FAQ Pages Could Boost Your Google Rankings
      Resource Type: Article
    424. Crumpler, J.: Why prairies matter and lawns don't
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Prairies matter because of their immense root systems; dense, sprawling, complex biological systems that store one third of the world’s carbon and subsequently clean our future water as it precipitates from moisture-laden clouds onto diverse plant communities, and filters down through the mass of litter, roots, soil organisms, and soil horizons. Water quality always follows soil carbon levels, and prairies are the best soil carbon factories in the world. Lawns do not compare and never will.
    425. Crumpton, Neil: Lies, damned lies, and energy statistics - why nuclear is so much less than it claims to be
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It's odd how often the contribution of nuclear energy is overstated by mixing up 'energy' and 'electricity', while a similar trick understates the importance of renewables like wind and solar. Even odder is how the mistake always seems to go the same way, to make nuclear look bigger than it really is, and renewables smaller. Welcome to the nuclear 'X factor'!
    426. Cruz Díaz, Miguel A.: Puerto Rico: a Junta By Any Other Name
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Empire is once again fashionable. The financial crisis that is presently gutting the island of Puerto Rico plays out like the world's worst case of botched assisted suicide. The sell of its municipal funds and its constitutionally guaranteed promise of repayment to investors has plunged the island into a very precarious situation for its millions of citizens and the opportunity of a lifetime for hedge fund vultures.
    427. Cudmore, James: Canadian military explored plan to fully integrate forces with U.S.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Canadian military effort to formally create integrated forces with the US for expeditionary operations included a plan to fully integrate military forces.
    428. Culp, Andrew; Bond-Graham Darwin: Left Gun Nuts
      Opposition to Gun Control Comes from Many on the Left Also. Here's Why They're Wrong
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In the aftermath of the Isla Vista massacre, we can expect the far Right to vehemently oppose any renewed call for gun control. They will tout the supposedly Constitutional right of Americans to keep and bear arms.
    429. Cummings, Clitora E.: Fantasy's Legal, Reality's Not
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1986
      A sex worker's take on prostitution and the sex industry.
    430. Cummins, Ronnie: The Carbon Underground: reversing global warming
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      As millions join in climate marches and other actions around the world, the mainstream focus on energy is missing the 55% of emissions that come from mismanaged land and destroyed forests. The key is to replace industrial agriculture worldwide with productive, regenerative organic farming that puts carbon back in the soil.
    431. Cummins, Ronnie: Vegetarians, ranchers and conscious omnivores of the world, unite!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Thinking people of all stripes are agreed in their opposition to cruel, exploitative animal farming. Cummins suggests moving beyond sterile 'meat-eater versus vegetarian' debates, and unite in their opposition to the daily atrocities of industrial agriculture.
    432. Currier, Cora: Al Jazeera Journalist Responds to U.S. Labeling Him Aa Qaeda
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A journalist is supposed to cover all sides of the story but when one does so with Al Qaeda, he is labelled a terrorist.
    433. Currier, Cora: The Kill Chain
      The lethal bureaucracy behind Obama's drone war
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Secret military documents offer documentary evidence of the process by which the Obama administration creates and acts on its kill lists in Yemen and Somalia.
    434. Currier, Cora: Six Facts from Sudden Justice, A New History of the Drone War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars, a new book by London-based investigative journalist Chris Woods, traces the intertwined technological, legal and political history of drones as they evolved on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the covert U.S. targeted killing campaign.
    435. Currier, Cora: U.S. Firms Accused of Enabling Surveillance in Despotic Central Asian Regimes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      U.S. and Israeli companies have been selling surveillance systems to Central Asian countries with records of political repression and human rights abuse, according to a new report by Privacy International. The U.K.-based watchdog charges that the American firms Verint and Netronome enable surveillance in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
    436. Currier, Cora: A Walking Tour of New York's Massive Surveillance Network
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      So it felt a bit risky to be climbing up a street pole on Wall Street to closely inspect a microwave radar sensor, or to be lingering under a police camera, pointing and gesturing at the wires and antenna connected to it. Yet it was also entirely appropriate to be doing just that, especially in the company of Ingrid Burrington, author of the new book "Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure," which points out that many of the city's communications and surveillance programs were conceived and funded in response to the attacks.
    437. Currier, Cora; Maass, Peter: Firing Blind
      Flawed Intelligence and the Limits of Drone Technology
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Classified Pentagon documents reveal that the U.S. military has faced "critical shortfalls" in the technology and intelligence it uses to find and kill suspected terrorists in Yemen and Somalia.
    438. Curtis, Christopher: Young activist is on the front lines of First Nations' fight against pipelines
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Vanessa Gray’s hand shakes as she talks about the prison sentence dangling over her head. The 23-year-old activist says she's "a little scared," but also hopeful she won't be convicted of mischief endangering life when her case goes to trial next year. Crown prosecutors charged Gray and two others last December after they allegedly sabotaged a pipeline in Sarnia.
    439. Curtis, Mark: Hilary Benn's speech The media's war footing on Corbyn and Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Britain's media is on a double-war footing. The first war is against Jeremy Corbyn, and is countering the threat that Corbyn's more popular policies may gain even wider support. The second war is for Britain's ongoing right to bomb somewhere whenever elites want.
    440. Cusak, John; Roy, Arundhati: John Cusack and Arundhati Roy: Things That Can and Cannot Be Said
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      A conversation With Arundhati Roy.
    441. Cymbalist, Rivka: Undocumented Labour
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
    442. Cymbalist, Rivka: Undocumented Labour: Changes to refugee health care put women and babies at risk
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
    443. Cyran, Olivier: Bangladesh's exploitation economy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companies' greed for profits.
    444. Czarnecki, Al: Business Continuity and Crisis Preparedness
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
    445. Czarnecki, Al: Crisis Communications
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Being prepared for a crisis is second best only to avoiding one altogether.
    446. Czarnecki, Al: Going to the Public -- Ten public speaking tips
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Advice on effective public speaking.
    447. Czarnecki, Al: Learning how to live with editors
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      Pay attention to editorial fit, readership relevance, and good writing.

    D

    1. D'Amato, David S.: The Corporate Welfare Bank of the United States
      The Elites and the Ex-Im Bank
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Over the past few weeks, the American business lobby and in particular the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have come out in force to support the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. These groups and their puppets in Washington insist that the Ex-Im Bank is good for American small businesses and supports job growth, that failing to reauthorize will harm the overall economy. Conscious of the political atmosphere, the Bank’s supporters have carefully avoided some ugly facts about this vehicle for corporatist cooperation.
    2. D'Archy, Stephen; Black, Toban; Weis, Tony; Russel, Joshua Kahn: Drawing a line in the tar sands
      A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The fight over the tar sands is among the epic environmental and social justice battles of our time. The very active tar sands struggle is no less than a life-and-death battle for the future of the planet. It is a battle that pits these peoples' movement against the largest and most destructive industrial project -- a project driven by the big the most profitable and powerful transnational energy corporations.
    3. D, Davey: The Copyright Police
      First They Came for the Hip Hop Sites ...
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Understand this: the seizure of websites without due process, corporate interests lobbying and then writing laws that allow them to be the police and t personally enforce, the battle over net neutrality is all about concentrating power in the hands of a few. This is about controlling the flow of information and being a gate keeper in the communications arena. Its the first step in moving a democracy toward a dictatorship.
    4. D. Yates, Michael: Teaching Workers
      Education in the Name of Social Transformation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Karl Marx’s famous dictum sums up my teaching philosophy: “The philosophers of the world have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.” As I came to see it, Marx had uncovered the inner workings of our society, showing both how it functioned and why it had to be transcended if human beings were to gain control over their lives and labour.
    5. da Silva, Valter Israel; Martín, Facundo: Food sovereignty and climate change
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Climate change has become, in a short time, one of the "global affairs" of critical importance in our times. It has now penetrated every sphere of our social and political life to the point of acquiring a centrality that dangerously makes it seem natural.
    6. Daalder, Marc: Israel's Occupation Continues Because Economic and Political Elites Around the World Benefit From It
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      American-Israeli scholar and activist Jeff Halper, co-founder of The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, sought to discover the source of Israel's seeming immunity. He focused on Israel's arms trade, and argues that it was "parlaying its military prowess into political clout," as he writes in a book entitled War Against The People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification. Halper spoke with In These Times about the book.
    7. Dagen, Philippe: Death Train: the earliest art to expose horror of concentration camps
      The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Mexican art collective Taller de Gráfica Popular used lino prints to transmit an explicit, committed political message. A member of the collective, Leopoldo Mendez, working in 1943, was probably the first to depict the Holocaust.
    8. Dale, Daniel: Deconstructing Mayor Rob Ford's fiscal record
      The Star examines the claims behind Mayor Rob Ford’s $1 billion-in-savings boasts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has repeatedly claimed to have saved taxpayers $1 billion - a figure that relies on creative definitions of "savings" and "taxpayers," exaggerations and omissions. Many of his other fiscal claims are also suspect.
    9. Daley, Paul: The Bone Collectors
      A Brutal Chapter in Australia's Past
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The remains of hundreds of Aboriginal people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given a national resting place?
    10. Daley,Paul: Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Indigenous Australians are calling for the objects on show at the British Museum's new exhibition to be returned.
    11. Dalglish, Lucy A. Dalglish; LaFleur, Jennifer LaFleur; Leslie, Gregg P.: Access to Electronic Records
      A State by State Guide to Obtaining Government Data
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      Reporters have a tool that allows them to report on entire populations and do original analysis on a subject for their stories, rather than relying solely on anecdotes. Computer-assisted reporting helps journalists do important stories that otherwise would not be covered.
    12. Dalrymple, William: The East India Company: The Original Corporate Raiders
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant.
    13. Dalrymple, William: Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed.
    14. Dalton, Dennis: Fire Ants Are Being Laced with Homosexual Chemtrails to Bite Christians And Convert Them To Homosexuality
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The homosexual chemtrail concoction contains a high concentration of gay endorphins. Sources confirm that several exclusive gay clubs collected the spent sweats of late-night homosexuality, then sent them to a laboratory where in-vitro techniques were used to create this potent new form of biological homosexual chemtrail. Various Christian neighborhoods in Texas have been reporting a sharp increase in these chemtrail laced fire ants and the CDC is reporting a higher incidence of homosexuality in Texas. This is all likely part of Obama’s Jade Helm invasion, but the Texas Chaper of the Christian Defense League suggests homeowners spray all of their doorways with bug guard and be vigilant in not becoming victimized by one of these ants.
    15. Daly, Herman: Open Borders and the Tragedy of Open Access Commons
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      “Open borders” refers to a policy of unlimited or free immigration. I argue here that it is a bad policy. If you are poor and your country provides no social safety net, you move to one that does. If you are rich and your country makes you pay your taxes, you move (or at least move your money) to one that doesn’t. Thus safety nets, and public goods in general, disappear as they become both overloaded and underfunded. That is the “world without borders,” and without community. That is the tragedy of open access commons.
    16. Damn Bored: Disabled parking spot hologram
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2016
      If there's one thing drivers hate having to deal with, it';s parking. But there's one type of person that is a real ass, the type that isn't handicapped and will take up one of those spaces anyways. This problem is so bad in Russia, that 30% of all drivers will take up a handicap space. To combat this, a nifty little surprise has been added to some of the spaces, take a look down below and let us know what you think!
    17. Dangel, Benjamin: The Politics of Pachamama
      Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      While many economies and citizens have benefitted from the state’s larger involvement in the extraction of these resources, extractivism under progressive governments, as it had under neoliberalism, still displaces rural communities, poisons water sources, kills the soil, and undermines indigenous territorial autonomy.
    18. Dangl, Benjamin: Chile's Student Movement Leads the Way
      Progressive Prospects for Michelle Bachelet's Second Term
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      “I want to pay special homage to my father and to all those who gave their lives in the fight to recover democracy,” an emotional Isabel Allende said upon taking office as the Senate President.
    19. Dangl, Benjamin: Out of the Backyard: New Latin American and Caribbean Bloc Defies Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The CELAC meeting comes a time when Washington’s presence in the region is waning. Following the nightmarish decades of the Cold War, in which Washington propped up dictators and waged wars on Latin American nations, a new era has opened up; in the past decade a wave of leftist presidents have taken office on socialist and anti-imperialist platforms.
    20. Dangl, Benjamin: A Step Toward Justice in the Long "War on Terror": Uruguay Offers to Welcome Guantanamo Detainees
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Under the Presidency of José “Pepe” Mujica, Uruguay has made a number of international headlines in recent years for progressive moves such as legalizing same sex marriage, abortion and marijuana cultivation and trade, as well as withdrawing its troops from Haiti.
    21. Dangl, Benjamin: Uruguay's legalization of marijuana leads the world
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Next year Uruguay will create a state marijuana monopoly. Supplying high quality product in limited per person quantities, and at controlled prices that undercut the black market, the initiative will safeguard public health, cut off funds from criminals, and finance social programs. So why don't we all do it?
    22. Dare, Holly: Creating Holiday Banners
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      It’s always nice if you can tie your shop banner and inventory together so that people get an idea of what you are selling. But for some shops, that may not be possible. So in this post, we’ll address creating a banner using holiday images available on the web.

      The danger in using graphics from the web is that most free graphics are NOT free for commercial use. You must read the fine print and refine your Google searches. The best search I found that yielded the most results was “free commercial use graphics Halloween” but even some of those sites were non-commercial use only.
    23. Dave VE7CNV: Dave VE7CNV's Truly Canadian Dictionary of Canadian Spelling
      Resource Type: Article
      This is a dictionary with Canadian English spelling. By Canadian spelling I mean that which is used in Hansard (the official transcript of proceedings) by the Parliament of Canada (which represents Canadians), the laws of Canada, and the treaties of Canada.
    24. Davenellos, Antonis: No surrender in Greece
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      A member of International Workers Left (DEA), reports from Athens on the May 20 general strike and workers' growing radicalization.
    25. Davenport, Nicholas: Debate: Two tactics in the fight against climate change
      Should climate activists limit their demands to what's possible under capitalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The question of what demands ecosocialists should put forward in response to the climate crisis is a pressing one. The climate justice movement should demand a cap-and-trade policy, abandoning its traditional stance against carbon trading.
    26. Davenport, Nicholas: A Marxist Ecological Vision
      Against The Current vol. 161
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The questions facing environmental activists, and socialists in particular, range from the sheer scale of the environmental disasters already underway to the problems of beginning a transition from a system organized around massive consumption of fossil fuels, vast megacities and global agribusiness.
    27. David, Ben Lilach: Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
    28. Davidson, Lawrence: America's Repugnant Republicans
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      There is a qualitative difference between today’s Democrats and Republicans. That difference does not lie in the potential to pursue policies that negatively impact the world. The difference is in their attitude toward policy and action as such. While both parties are often dangerously wrong, the Republicans are wrong in a demented ideological fashion. As such, they really are more repugnant than the Democrats.
    29. Davidson, Lawrence: In Defense of Amira Hass
      Claiming the Right of Resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Amira Hass is a reporter for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. She reports on Palestinian affairs in the occupied territories and, over the years, has come to understand the Palestinians’ plight from their own point of view.
    30. Davidson, Lawrence: Israel divides the Jews
      Reform Judaism vs Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Something significant recently happened in the ongoing political-ethical drama that grips Israel. Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the president of the Union for Reform Judaism publicly broke with Israel's political and religious leadership.
    31. Davidson, Lawrence: Muslims, Jews and Christians imposing an imagined past, with disastrous results
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The truth is that there are millions of people – Muslims, Jews and Christians and others – who not only still idealise a religiously imagined past, but want, in one way or another, to import that past into the present – and not only their present but everyone else's as well. Whatever one might think of the teachings of the Bible and Quran, this is a highly problematic desire. In fact, it is downright dangerous.
    32. Davidson, Lawrence: Roadblocks to Climate Activism
      The Problem of Natural Localism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The consequences of global warming. The evidence for the evolving dire effects of building CO2 and other greenhouse gases is getting increasingly conclusive. We are a species influenced by natural localism, and therefore the majority of Americans, and others in the West as well, are not going to abandon a present full of profit and relative comfort as long as the sky is clear in their own local place and time. As to the future beyond their grandchildren, it simply does not seem real.
    33. Davies, Nick: Marikana massacre: the untold story of the strike leader who died for workers’ rights
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In 2012 a strike at the Marikana platinum mine in South Africa ended when police opened fire, killing 34 miners. Investigations have revealed one rebel leader died trying to broker a peaceful solution.
    34. Davis, Chandler: From an Exile
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1960
      Ten distinguished members of my faculty convened and unanimously declared me guilty of "deviousness, artfulness, and indirection hardly to be expected of a University colleague." I had refused, first before the House Committee on Un-American Activities and then before these juries of professors, to answer yes or no to the question, was I a Communist. The juries could assume (with that background and in the year 1954) that their recommendation that I be fired would mean my complete expulsion from the profession.
    35. Davis, Charles: Why Pro-War Pundits Are Always Wrong
      Always Erasing the Victims
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      There is no shortage of men and women – but mostly men, typically white – willing to write 800- to 1,000-word editorials on the need for Decisive Action or Continued Resolve in Whereverthehellistan. Some of these people are historians, some are journalists, but all have attained material success in the field of arguing about war without ever once having to go through the trouble of being right.
    36. Davis, Natalie Zemon: How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      I have wanted to be a historian of hope. We can take heart from the fact that no matter how dire the situation, some will find means to resist, some will find means to cope, and some will remember and tell stories about what happened.
    37. Day. Elizabeth: Cotton-pickin trade
      US and European growers receive government subsidies while farmers in Mali struggle to survive on 300$ a year
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Inequity in the global tradiing system of cotton means that farmers in West Africa struggle to survive. International prices have been driven down by subsidies and disproportionately disadvantage the poorest producers. The author inteviews these farmers and investigates the benefits of fair trade cotton in West Africa to the producers and their communities.
    38. Dayen, David: Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 1
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn't exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians. Or maybe they want to manufacture false evidence to introduce into courts as a means to take away people's homes.
    39. Dayen, David: Foreclosure Fraud Is Supposed to Be a Thing of the Past, But It Happens Every Day 2
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Every day in America, people continue to be kicked out of their homes based on false documents. The settlements over allegations of robosigning, faulty paperwork, and illegal mortgage servicing didn’t end the misconduct. And law enforcement, along with most judges and politicians, have looked away in the mistaken belief that they wrapped up a scandal that just goes on and on.
    40. Dayen, David: An Idiot's Guide to Prosecuting Corporate Fraud
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A new group called Bank Whistleblowers United have just pushed out a comprehensive plan they think would put the executive branch in the United States back in the business of enthusiastically identifying, indicting, and convicting financial fraudsters -- restoring accountability while protecting the public.
    41. Dayen, David: Mortgage Companies Seek Time Travelers to Find Missing Documents
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Recruiters are hiring for a job that shouldn’t exist: finding "missing" documents required to "complete" broken chains of title on mortgages entering foreclosure. Since all assignments of mortgage should have been prepared and recorded within days of the transfer or sale -- and the failure to do so irreparably ruptures chain of title -- the companies would seem to be looking for time travelers or magicians.
    42. Dayen, David: SEC Admits It’s Not Monitoring Stock Buybacks to Prevent Market Manipulation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
    43. Dayen, David: TPP Trade Pact Would Give Wall Street a Trump Card to Block Regulations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Banks and other financial institutions would be able to use provisions in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to block new regulations that cut into their profits, according to the text of the trade pact released this week.
    44. de Jong, Alex: The Forgotten Massacres
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Fifty years ago, in 1965, hundreds of thousands of Indonesian communists were slaughtered -- all with the support of the US. For decades, this version of the mass killings of 1965–66 has been reinforced by state propaganda and parroted by Western experts who saw the "spontaneous" eruption in murderous violence as confirmation of pre-existing racist ideas about fanatical and irrational "orientals."
    45. de Witte, Ludo: A Revolutionary Speech: Patrice Lumumba and the Birth of the Republic of Congo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Patrice Lumumba, the Congolese independence leader and first democratically elected Prime Minister, was executed on 17th January, 1961. He had been beated and tortured in a culmination of two assassination plots by the Belgian government and the CIA, ordered directly by President Dwight Eisenhower to 'eliminate' the charismatic leader, with the cooperation of British intelligence and Katangan authorities.
    46. Dear, John: A Dweller in Peace
      The Life and Times of Daniel Berrigan
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renowned anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, died at age 94.
    47. Deb, Debal: Valuing Folk Crop Varieties for Agroecology and Food Security
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Agricultural sustainability consists of long-term productivity, not short-term increase of yield. Ecological agriculture, which seeks to understand and apply ecological principles to farm ecosystems, is the future of modern agriculture.
    48. Deboer, Fredrick: Syria and the Reemergence of McCarthyism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Framing the rhetoric surrounding the Syrian conflict of 2016 as a reemergence of McCarthyism, with accusations of dictatorship being used to foster support for war.
    49. deBoer, Fredrik: I think explicit consent laws are a mistake
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      I want to talk a little bit about the burgeoning movement for explicit consent laws. These laws change the typical standard from "no means no" to "only yes means yes." As the article puts it, "Students are now required to have 'unambiguous communication and mutual agreement' -- that's verbal consent - before sexual acts, or risk consequences."
    50. deBoer, Fredrik: Think the Left Won the Culture War? Think Again
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      With the recent AshleyMadison leak and Gawker.com's notorious naming and shaming of an obscure, married publishing executive, deBoer questions who really won in this culture war.
    51. Decker, Kris De: Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      We are being told to eat local and seasonal food, either because other crops have been tranported over long distances, or because they are grown in energy-intensive greenhouses. But it wasn't always like that. From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.
    52. Defoe, Daniel: The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters
      Or, Proposals for the Establishment of the Church
      Resource Type: Article
      Daniel Defoe's satire of the religious establishment, originally published anonymously, which led to him being convicted of seditious libel and sentenced to prison.
    53. Delaloye, Jean-Cosme: La Prenda
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2015
      Documentary. Every day, a child is abducted in Guatemala, a country with a rate of impunity of 98%. Female victims and survivors hope to stem the tide of forced emigration from Guatemala, a country where too many women are still seen as "prendas." Also Known As: The Pawn.
    54. Delobel, Robin: Is renewable energy really environmentally friendly?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Renewable energy sources may have low CO2 emissions at the point of use, but the mines that make the technology possible are often environmentally destructive.
    55. Dembicki, Geoff: Oil Sands Workers Don't Cry
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Toughing it out in the cold, isolated, male world of mobile workers in Alberta's oil patch.
    56. Demelle, Brendan: Edelman's TransCanada Astroturf Documents Expose Oil Industry's Broad Attack on Public Interest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Edelman strategy documents and work proposals outline a "grassroots advocacy" campaign plan to build support for TransCanada's Energy East pipeline as well as to undermine public opposition to oil and pipelines generally. Documents obtained by Greenpeace detail a desperate astroturf PR strategy designed by Edelman for TransCanada to win public support for its Energy East tar sands export pipeline. TransCanada has failed for years to win approval of the controversial border-crossing Keystone XL pipeline, so apparently the company has decided to "win ugly or lose pretty" with an aggressive public relations attack on its opponents.
    57. Democratic Left Front: Beyond capitalist green economy: In defence of Mother Earth and the commons
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Democratic Left Front calls for action against destructive corporate interests that are driving the commercialisation and commodification of the natural environment.
    58. Denyer, Simon: China hopes to revive the Silk Road with bullet trains to Xinjiang
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      China hopes high-speed rail link will help pacify Xinjiang province.
    59. Denyer, Simon: In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
    60. Department of Agricultural Education and Communication: Getting Out the News
      Resource Type: Article
      A short guide on developing a media relations strategy.
    61. DePaul, Amy: Evangelicals Divorce More Often Than "Godless" Europeans?
      Exploring America's Strange Relationship With Marriage
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Americans who are very religious divorce divorce more than godless Europeans. A child in the U.S. has a greater chance of seeing his married parents break up than a child of unmarried parents in Sweden.
    62. Deranger, Eriel: The fight again tar sands is about more than the environment
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Indigenous rights defender Eriel Deranger explains how the struggle against tar sands mining is about protecting her people's rights and culture.
    63. Dérens, Jean-Arnault: Croatia's entry fee
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The country has a long coastline and history of sailors, fishermen and shipbuilders, but EU membership will probably put an end to one of its oldest industries. The yards had to be completely privatised before Croatia officially joined the EU on 1 July, 2013.
    64. Dericquebourg, Baptiste: Where Syriza stands
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Syriza leads the leftwing coalition in Greece, and the opposition to the external financial occupation of the country by the states and organisations that are at present keeping it from bankruptcy.
    65. Dermansky, Julie: TransCanada Keystone 1 Pipeline Suffered Major Corrosion Only Two Years In Operation, 95% Worn In One Spot
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Documents obtained by DeSmogBlog reveal an alarming rate of corrosion to parts of TransCanada's Keystone 1 pipeline. A mandatory inspection test revealed a section of the pipeline's wall had corroded 95%, leaving it paper-thin in one area (one-third the thickness of a dime) and dangerously thin in three other places, leading TransCanada to immediately shut it down.
    66. Desimone, Arturo: The War on Memory Begins in Argentina
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Within less than a month of the inauguration of the new Macri/Cambiemos government in Argentina, the new leadership, or gestión (management) as they prefer to be called, acted in a great sweeping hurry. Argentine congress, full of opposition parliamentarians from the Frente Para la Victoria Party that lost the presidential race by 2% of the vote, was closed for the summer holidays that take place in the ardent month of December, as much of the urban population of Argentina seeks to carelessly flock to the seaside.
    67. Dettlinger, Madison: Detroit celebrates Grace Lee Boggs' 100th birthday
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      About the weeklong celebration of the life of Grace Lee Boggs, radical activist, political theorist, and revolutionary.
    68. Devereaux, Ryan: "Do Not Resist": The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      On a sunny afternoon last summer, Craig Atkinson, a New York City-based filmmaker, stood in a front yard in South Carolina surrounded by several heavily armed police officers. Inside, they found a terrified family of four, including an infant. As the family members were pulled outside, Atkinson's camera captured a scene that plays out with startling regularity in cities and towns across the country, one of many included in his new documentary, "Do Not Resist," an examination of police militarization in the United States.
    69. Devereaux, Ryan: Manhunting in the Hindu Kush
      Civilian casualties and strategic failures in America's longest war
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      U.S. military forces set out to destroy the Taliban and al Qaeda forces that remained hidden in Hindu Kush. Dubbed Operation Haymaker, the campaign has been described as a potential model for the future of American warfare. Devereaux explains how this looks.
    70. Devereaux, Ryan: Surprise: U.S. Drug War In Afghanistan Not Going Well
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A new report has found the war on drugs in Afghanistan remains colossally expensive, largely ineffective and likely to get worse. This is particularly true in the case of opium production, says the U.S. Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
    71. Devlin, Megan: Nazeeha Saeed - Raising her voice for journalists in Bahrain
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Nazeeha Saeed was detained and tortured for 13 hours while covering the 2011 uprisings in Bahrain along with her colleagues. She is now raising awareness for journalists in Bahrain.
    72. DeWalt, Dan: Too Big to Jail
      Not Too Big to Resist
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      US rich evade punishment while the poor are criminalized in the two-tier justice system.
    73. Dharmarajah, Sindhu: #KMFace photos mock Kinder Morgan claim that facial expressions are a form of "assault"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Anti-pipeline protestors took to social media to post their best #KMFace, following Kinder Morgan's court case against residents this week, where the company's lawyer stated that the protestors' angry snarls are "not just intimidation," but "actually assault."
    74. Di Maggio, Anthony: Confronting the Cult of Objectivity
      Education in Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      As the end of the semester draws near on campuses across the country, I thought I’d reflect on one of the largest threats to academic freedom in this country. I’ve long labeled this threat the “cult of objectivity,” represented in a variety of different pathologies that afflict students, faculty, and administrators.
    75. Diamond, Norm: Occupy the Workplace - review
      Against The Current vol. 162
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A review of 'Ours to Master and to Own: Workers’ Control from the Commune to the Present', edited by Immanuel Ness and Dario Azzellini.
    76. Diaz, Philippe: The End of Poverty?
      Resource Type: Film
      Published: 2008
      Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
    77. Dickens, Amy: Selling Modernity: How Global Greenwashing is Destroying Tribal People
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport (APECO) in Casiguran, the Philippines, is a 12,923 hectare area currently being developed into a self-sufficient commercial hub and special economic zone.If completed, APECO will strip 3,000 small farms and indigenous Agta households of their land.
    78. Dickerson, Debra: Black Immigrants, 'Model' Minority? Plus: Don Imus
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      'Black' is a label which obscures more than it illuminates.
    79. Dickinson, Pete: Why Can't Capitalism Go Green?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It is more than a quarter of a century since the ruling classes of the world began serious discussions on global warming, in preparation for the 1992 UN-sponsored ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio. Yet no meaningful steps have been taken to tackle the problem, even though the majority of the capitalist establishment has come to understand that something needs to be done. The Paris summit looks very unlikely to break from this pattern. So how can the lack of action be explained?
    80. Dickson, Janice: Landowner refuses to surrender property for Energy East pipeline
      A landowner fights a big corporation for his forest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Rick Verge was shocked when a TransCanada land agent knocked on his door in Titusville, N.B., last year and offered him $1000 to conduct a land survey in exchange for his signature. He refused. He said the land agent showed him a photo in a brochure of what his land would look like after TransCanada was finished with construction.
    81. Diemer, Ulli: Abandoning the Public Interest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization.
    82. Diemer, Ulli: An alternative media list
      Getting the news - and getting behind the news
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A selective list of English-language alternative media.
    83. Diemer, Ulli: The biggest threat to a free society is freedom of speech, says Canada’s Public Safety Minister
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Canada's "Public Safety" Minister Steven Blaney says that the Holocaust could have been prevented if only Germany hadn't suffered from an excess of freedom of speech.
    84. Diemer, Ulli: Canada's Distorted Electoral System
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
    85. Diemer, Ulli: The Capital Punishment Debate
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1984
      The death penalty make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society.
    86. Diemer, Ulli: 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.
    87. Diemer, Ulli: Communicating Effectively Through Your Association Newsletter
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      An effective newsletter is one that meets your readers' needs and interests.
    88. Diemer, Ulli: Communicating Effectively Through Your Newsletter
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1990
      Some pointers about how to produce a newsletter that communicates effectively with its readers
    89. Diemer, Ulli: Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      The story of Ontario's right-wing Harris government, which gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster.
    90. Diemer, Ulli: Contest: Guess the date of Harper's next 'terrorist plot'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
    91. Diemer, Ulli: Dances with Guilt: Looking at Men Looking at Violence
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1991
      Why are some men violent?
    92. Diemer, Ulli: 10 mythes des soins de sante
      Comprendre le debat de l'Assistance Medicale Canadienne
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      Un guide concis expliquant les 10 mythes regardant les Soins de Sant.
    93. Diemer, Ulli: Don't forget to write
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Writing letters to the editor is an effective way of getting publicity for your point of view.
    94. Diemer, Ulli: 'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on freedom of expression - they are for it -in principle-, but only so long as it isn't used to express views that they find unacceptable or offensive. What they disagree about is merely who gets to decide what ideas are unacceptable, i.e., who gets to censor who.
    95. Diemer, Ulli: Free speech for me - you shut up
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
    96. Diemer, Ulli: Frequently Asked Questions about the Sources Subject Index
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      A careful choice of subject headings pays off in leading journalists to you when they need your expertise.
    97. Diemer, Ulli: Grand narratives
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Those who reject ‘grand narratives’ have simply bought into the hoariest grand narrative of all, the one which says that capitalism is all-powerful and eternal.
    98. Diemer, Ulli: Grassroots media relations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A media relations guide for organizers and activists.
    99. Diemer, Ulli: Inclusion or exclusion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      People who advocate a vision of distinct communities that speak different languages, keep apart from each other, and communicate with the structures of the larger society only through interpreters, are doing more harm than good. What they are advocating is not diversity but entrenched division.
    100. Diemer, Ulli: An Intelligent Guide to Intelligent Research
      A review of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, by Thomas Mann
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Review of the Oxford Guide to Library Research, a first-rate guide to how to think about research and how to formulate strategies for answering research questions.
    101. Diemer, Ulli: The Iraq Crisis in Context
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis.
    102. Diemer, Ulli: Un journaliste du National Post traumatisé d'avoir à attendre son tour
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      Jonathan Kay retourne à l'hôpital pour un traitement de suivi, et - horreur - il doit s'asseoir et attendre avant d'être vu. En fait, il nous dit « tous les cas sauf les plus graves » doivent s'asseoir et attendre leur tour. Il n'y a pas - c'est dur à croire mais c'est vrai - de file spéciale pour les nantis et les privilégiés, même s'ils sont journalistes au National Post.
    103. Diemer, Ulli: Legal decisions threaten press freedom
      Minus Five
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1979
    104. Diemer, Ulli: "Liberté de parole" - aussi longtemps que cela n'offense personne
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
    105. Diemer, Ulli: May 5, 1818: Birth of Karl Marx
      Seeds of Fire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Marx breathes dialectics and revolution. For Marx, radicalism means going to the root, and Marx’s radicalism seeks to go to the root of capitalism, to comprehend its essence dialectically, to understand its inherent contradictions – and the seeds of revolution it contains.
    106. Diemer, Ulli: Medicare Myths and Realities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine public support for, and confidence in, the health care system, with the goal of gradually undermining and dismantling it.
    107. Diemer, Ulli: National Post columnist traumatized by having to wait his turn
      Second-class health care for immigrants, seniors?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Columnist thinks people with money should get quicker treatment in emergency rooms than people who are poor.
    108. Diemer, Ulli: Questions about Israel's attack on Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Why do these terrible outbreaks of violence keep happening? Written during the Israeli attack on Gaza in July 2014.
    109. Diemer, Ulli: Radical Digressions 7
      Resource Type: Website
    110. Diemer, Ulli: Radical Digressions RSS Feed
      Resource Type: Website
      Published: 2016
      New and interesting items from Radical Digressions, featuring progressive comment and analysis from a libertarian socialist perspective.
    111. Diemer, Ulli: Seeds of Fire
      A People's Chronology
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
    112. Diemer, Ulli: Ten Health Care Myths
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      Medicare's opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
    113. Diemer, Ulli: Thinking About Self-Determination
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1994
      Does that familiar canon of the left, 'the right to self-determination', actually mean anything, or is it an empty slogan whose main utility is that it relieves us of the trouble of thinking critically?
    114. Diemer, Ulli: TIFFs corporate mentality
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) tries to prevent anyone from handing out flyers to people standing on the sidewalk waiting for a film.
    115. Diemer, Ulli: Welcome to Sources - Sources 57
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
    116. Diemer, Ulli: 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.
    117. Diemer, Ulli: What's Wrong With Front Yard Parking?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1994
      The negative effects of front yard parking are significant, and affect us all. The benefits are small, and go only to a few.
    118. Diemer, Ulli: Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      History gives us numerous examples of social movements which come, over time, to adopt positions directly opposed to the principles on which they were founded. It appears this has happened to the 'feminists' who seek to silence those who speak out about violence against Muslim women.
    119. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Expose Yourself!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      A booklet about effective media relations, providing practical advice about getting media coverage and relating to the media.
    120. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
      Resource Type: Website
      Published: 2014
      A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
    121. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 15, 2016
      Lurching to War
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      The risk of nuclear war is as great now as it was at the height of the Cold War. From the time the Warsaw Pact dissolved itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States has single-mindedly pursued a hyper-aggressive strategy of surrounding Russia with hostile military forces and missiles aimed at the Russian heartland.
    122. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2016
      Alternative Media
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      A special issue on alternative media.
    123. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 24, 2015
      Whistleblowers and national security
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      This issue sheds light whistleblowers and the murky world of national security. Governments may often pay lip service to the importance of protecting whistleblowers, but in reality they are almost always persecuted. Repercussions can range from being fired to being imprisoned.
    124. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2015
      Corporate rights treaties
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      Our focus is on the corporate rights treaties that are misleadingly sold as trade agreements. In particular, the spotlight is on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled to be rubber-stamped by national governments on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. The TPP is best understood as a major milestone in the long-term war waged by the corporate elite against any form of democracy.
    125. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): 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. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices covers a wide range of issues, from the climate crisis and the ecosocialist response, to terrorism and the struggle against religious fundamentalism, as well as items on urban gardening, the destruction of olive trees, and how the police are able to use Google's timeline feature to track you every move, now and years into the past.
    127. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 5, 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.
    128. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
      Working class organizing
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      Working to change things for the better, fighting to prevent things from getting worse, remembering the past to illuminate possibilities for the future: as always, that is the focus of Other Voices. In this issue, we pay special attention to working class organizing. There can be no meaningful change without the active participation of the majority of the population: working people. Yet much activism ignores this obvious reality, while the organized labour union movement has put much of its reliance on 'professionals' who see organizing as a top-down technique rather than a grassroots movement. Several articles in this issue look at aspects of these issues. We also delve into the relationship between feminism and socialism, and look at the so-called 'sharing economy,' which produces increasingly exploited and precarious work, and immense profits for super-rich corporate owners.
    129. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016
      Conflict of interest
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of interest are inherent in capitalism, a system founded on the premise that the state and society should be subordinated to economic self-interest and the accumulation of private wealth. Scientists who are supposed to be studying the effects of GMOs are funded by agribusiness corporations. Doctors who receive money from pharmaceutical companies write articles promoting the drugs produced by those companies. Decisions about pipelines are made by regulators who have spent years working in the oil industry, and who will be heading back to jobs in the industry after their stint ‘regulating’ it. Politicians receive campaign funds from corporate lobbyists.
    130. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): 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.
    131. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016
      International Women's Day
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forward by Clara Zetkin at the 1910 International Conference of Working Women. A key focus at that time was winning the vote for women, with the slogan "The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism". The link between women's rights and socialism became even clearer a few years later, in 1917, when a Women's Day march in St. Petersburg turned into a revolutionary uprising which led to the overthrow of the Czar and the Russian Revolution.
    132. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
      Forests and trees
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-making, or obstacles in the way of ‘development.’ In this issue, we look at some of the threats to forests worldwide, and the ways in which people are resisting and defending the forests.
    133. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2016
      Corporate Crime
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      Corporations have increasingly become legally unaccountable for their behaviour. Yet all too often corporations break the law and engage in criminals acts which would be severely punished if they were committed by ordinary individuals. These illegal acts range from deliberate health and safety violations that cost lives, to land seizures, to environmental negligence that contaminates lands and waters. Most of these illegal acts are never prosecuted, and those that are, are usually dealt with by a fine that corporations can treat as a cost of doing business.
      There are movements demanding that corporations be held accountable for their crimes in a serious way, and, specifically, that corporate executives should face jail time when the corporation they are in charge of engage in behaviour that causes death, injury, and illness. Our topic of the week for this issue of Other Voices is Corporate Crime, and a number articles, as well as a book, a film, and a website, explore aspects of the problem.
    134. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
      Science and its enemies
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of the equally sincere lip service they pay to the ideals of democracy. And, in the same way that governments and private corporations devote considerable efforts to undermining the reality of democracy, so too they are frequently found trying to block and subvert science when the evidence it produces runs counter to their interests. Real live scientists doing real live science, it seems, are not nearly as loveable as Science in the abstract.
    135. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
      Destabilization and Regime Change
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corporations and local elites -- then they have to be overthrown. The preferred method is a destabilization campaign followed by a coup. This issue of Other Voices focuses destabilization and regime change.
    136. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
      Tax Evasion
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      Employing a network of accountants, tax lawyers, corporate shells, tax havens, secret bank accounts, and other methods, the 1% have become extremely adept at evading even the low rates of taxation they are subjected to.
    137. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
      Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
    138. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
      Workers and Climate Change
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
      Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.
    139. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): 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.
    140. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
      Back to School
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Education – about the world, and about social change in particular – is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which education and educational institutions are changing. We also look at ways in which education is used to bring about change.
    141. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 20, 2016
      Fake News
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      "Fake news" is the latest mania to convulse the mainstream media. All at once, we're being subjected to an outbreak of hand-wringing articles and commentary about obscure websites which are supposedly poisoning public opinion and undermining democracy by spreading "fake news." Since we don't like to be left out when a new fad comes on the scene, Other Voices is jumping on the bandwagon too, with this, our last issue of 2016, devoted to "fake news." Our focus, however, is not so much on the crackpots and trolls making mischief on the fringes, but on the dominant actors in the fake news business: governments and the corporate and state media.
    142. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
      Depression and Joy
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2016
      It’s a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.
    143. Diemer, Ulli (ed.): Speaking to the Media
      A special report from Sources with articles from The Sources HotLink
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      Being seen, heard, and quoted in the media is perhaps the quickest, best, and most lasting way for a speaker to become better known and more sought after. This booklet offers advice on handling media calls and interviews well.
    144. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2014
      Surveillance
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      The first issue of Other Voices, the Connexions newsletter. Topic of the week is Surveillance. Articles on climate politics, 21st-century land grabs, and the destruction of Canada's science libraries. Plus items from the Connexions Calendar and Seeds of Fire.
    145. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 17, 2014
      Gaza
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      Topic of the week is Gaza, which was under attack by Israel as this issue appeared. Articles on surveillance capitalism, the tactics and successes of the movement for same-sex marriage in the United States, and profiles of alternative archives. Website of the week is Democracy Now!
    146. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 31, 2014
      Truth, justice and reconciliation
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      Articles on truth, justice and reconciliation efforts in countries affected by civil war or internal conflict; Bone Collectors: the fate of the remains of Australian aboriginal people stolen from their burial grounds and dispersed to museums; the Galway children's mass grave; and Which came first: Palestinian rockets or Israeli violence? The topic of the week is the Israeli military.
    147. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): 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.
    148. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 4, 2014
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Information about the Connexions Alternative Media List and the Labor Film Archive. Articles on corporations spying on non-profits, workplace deaths, Monsanto and Ukraine, and liberal environmentalism. Topic of the week is Violence Against Journalists. Book of the week is Bold Scientists.
    149. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 19 2014
      Spying, terrorism, and protest
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      Coverage of spying, terrorism, and protest. Articles on how the ISIS (Islamic State group) comes to be using American weapons; the U.S. government's secret plans to spy for American corporations; the insidious power of propaganda; how to spot and defeat disruption on the Internet, and steps to sustainable livestock production. Topic of the week is War Crimes; book for the week is Berkeley: The New Student Revolt, and website of the week is LabourStart.
    150. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 2, 2014
      Climate Change
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      This issue of Other Voices looks at why so many people deny or ignore the very real and very near threat of climate change. We also look into the ways on how NGOs tame and undermine grassroots movements. Other Voices also shares an article detailing how a $182 billion bail-out of tax-payer money was not enough for one bank. Finally, in this issue, we look into the horrors of American slavery and how it shaped the United States into the economic power it is today.
    151. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 16, 2014
      Arms Trade
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      Topic of the week is the Arms Trade. Featured resources include The No-Nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade, an article on Israel's War Business, and the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade. A new feature in Other Voices is the Film of the Week: to start off, we spotlight The Corporation, an exploration of the dominant institution of our time. Plus: Lying to ourselves about the air war, Karl Marx's critique of modern agriculture, and a challenge to Montreal's anti-protest bylaw.
    152. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 30, 2014
      Refugees
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities faced with mining companies in Ecuador. The website of the week is Mediamatters. From the archives we've got Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women's Movement.
    153. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014
      Libertarian Socialism
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed's Class Notes.
    154. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 27, 2014
      Climate Change
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2014
      The theme for this issue, and the topic of the week, is Climate Change. Groups and websites engaged in the fight for action on global warming and climate justice are featured. Book of the week is Magdoff and Foster's "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism." In addition to articles on climate change, there are articles on Ebola, corporate tax evasion, and state terrorism, as well as a 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
    155. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): 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.
    156. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015
      Workers' Health and Safety
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the murderous attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris; and what humanity could learn from Bonobos. The feature from the archives is Traces of Magma. The International Labor Rights Forum is the group of the week, and Silkwood is the film of the week.
    157. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 29, 2015
      Land seizures and land take-overs
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices focuses on the issue of land seizures and land take-overs. Also included: Greece's solidarity movement, and the challenges and opportunities it faces after the election of a Syrizia government. From the archives, there are interviews about the 1974 occupation of Anicinabe Park, an article about anti-dicrimination fighter Viola Desmond, and the publication, in 1929, of All Quiet on the Western Front.
    158. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015
      SYRIZA
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaign of pro-war propaganda, this time revolving around supposed "Russian aggression" in Ukraine, while Paul Edwards looks at another form of war propaganda, Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper'. The Topic of the Week is Water Rights. Related items include the film "Blue Gold: World Water Wars," the featured website International Rivers, and articles on water-related struggles, past and present, including articles on the Walkerton water disaster and the Cochabamba water war.
    159. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 26, 2015
      Ukraine
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      Ukraine is spotlighted in this issue of Other Voices, with several articles on the events of the past year, from the overthrow of the government, to the rise of the far right, the armed conflict in the east, and aggressive US/NATO moves setting the stage for a possible nuclear war between the US and Russia. Also in this issue, #DomesticExtremists ridicule police state legislation in the UK, world inequality in one simple graphic, and people's history items about mass strikes in the First World War, and the new People's Archive of Rural India.
    160. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
      Organizing
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work toward common goals, collectively. That requires organizing. Power gives way only when it is challenged by powerful movements for change, and movements grow out of organizing. In this newsletter, we feature a number of articles, books, and other organizing resources.
    161. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015
      Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issues, "Blue Betrayal," the film "The Future of Food," the Independent Science News website, which focuses on the science of food and agriculture, and the memoir "Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist" by Brewster Kneen, a former farmer and long-time critic of corporate agriculture.
    162. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 9, 2015
      Resisting Neoliberalism
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      Resisting neoliberalism: "free markets" and "free trade" are an ideological cover for what is actually a form of state capitalism in which working people subsidize and bail out corporations and the rich. In this edition of Other Voices, and more extensively on the Connexions website, we look at both neoliberalism and the resistance to it. The version of capitalism which became dominant by the 1980s has been given the name neoliberalism. The term refers to the global economic restructuring which has taken place, and to the accompanying shifts in the structures of power under which local and national governments have seen their ability to act independently curtailed by international treaties and by institutions which owe their ultimate allegiance to corporate capital. The essence of neoliberalism has been an unending campaign of class struggle by the rich against the rest. Yet resistance continues, and indeed continues to grow.
    163. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015
      Corruption
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for alleged bribery. In this issue, we look at these and other forms of corruption. Diana Johnstone writes about the double standards displayed by U.S. institutions, which happily target enemies and rivals, while ignoring the much greater corruption that underlies the power structures in Washington. We feature an article detailing how much money U.S. Senators received from corporations prior to their vote on the TPP negotiations, as well as materials on criminal conduct by some of the world's biggest banks, and an article on the work of investigative journalists in exposing corruption.
    164. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production): 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.
    165. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 21, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      With the start of the growing season in much of the Northern hemisphere, Other Voices digs up articles and resources related to urban agriculture and local food production. Urban agriculture - growing food in and around cities - is a response to the problems created by industrial agriculture, a chemical-dependent industry shipping food thousands of miles from where it is produced to where it will be consumed. We also mark the release of Omar Khadr, the former child soldier who was abused, tortured, and imprisoned first by the U.S. government and then by Canada. Other articles look at the advances made by women in Latin America, privilege politics, and the myths of peaceful protests.
    166. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2015
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      In this issue of Other Voices, we mark the death of Eduardo Galeano by featuring two of his books, as well as an article about his life and work. Galeano once wrote that he was “obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.” In his writing, especially Open Veins of Latin America and the mesmerizing Memory of Fire trilogy, Galeano contributed enormously to bringing alive, and keeping alive, the memories of Latin America, and especially of those whom he called the "nobodies" -- the people "who do not appear in the history of the world." Next week also marks the 40th anniversary of the final victory of the Vietnamese war of resistance against the American invasion and occupation.
    167. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015
      Urban agriculture and local food production
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices ranges widely, from increasing worker activism and strikes in China, to advances in battery technology that make it much easier and cheaper to store solar and wind energy for future use, to testimonies from Israeli soldiers about the war crimes they committed routinely and as a matter of policy in last summer's attack on Gaza.
    168. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 5, 2015
      Residential schools
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      This issue of Other Voices focuses on residential schools. As documented by the just-released report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, residential schools were set up to forcibly 'assimilate' Native children by taking them away from their parents and communities, and depriving them of their language, culture, history, and emotional supports. Based as they were on a system of arbitrary power and cruelty, it is not surprising that they also fostered physical and sexual abuse of the children forced into the schools. We spotlight the report and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as films, books, and survivor stories. Also in this issue: the Orwellian language and tactics being used to sell 'anti-terrorist' legislation, mind-boggling subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, and, on the other side of the ledger, stories of courage and resistance.
    169. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015
      Greece and thd debt crisis
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We’ve done that, with articles that set out to analyze the nature of the debt burden that has been imposed on the citizens of so many countries, not just Greece. Also: celebrating Grace Lee Bogg’s 100th birthday.
    170. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): 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.
    171. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015
      Labour Day issue
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2015
      Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular education, and the Greek crisis.
    172. Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production): 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.
    173. Dietz, Bob: Pakistani journalist Muhammud Rasool Dawar under threat
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      War correspondence has always been difficult. This is even more the case for journalists embedded with the Pakistani Army who are expected to do their job amidst heavy censorship and treats from criminals, militants and the government alike.
    174. Dillard, Angela D.: Ernie Goodman's Long Struggle - Book Review
      Against The Current vol. 157
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the Attica uprising, those four tense days of seizures and demands, negotiations and state violence that stunned the nation in September 1971. The rebellion involved over a thousand inmates who took control of the New York State facility and held 33 guards hostage in protest over inhumane living conditions and racial discrimination in the overcrowded prison.
    175. DiMaggio, Anthony: Academic Fraud and the Ponzi Scheme of 'Higher Learning'
      Higher Education in Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It’s sad to say, but U.S. higher education increasingly resembles a pyramid scheme. The schools at the top continue to compete for elite students, by appealing to prospective applicants via the creation of a slew of amenities (the "climbing wall" phenomenon) and offering a unique college "experience." Non-elite colleges and universities are the losers in this process, fighting with each other for a dwindling number of state tax dollars amidst huge increases in tuition costs.
    176. DiMaggio, Anthony: Bias in the Eye of the Beholder
      "Liberal Media" Misperceptions in the American Mind
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In a time of economic instability, growing poverty, and chronic income and financial insecurity, Americans are increasingly critical of a governing system that they feel has failed in providing for their basic needs. This general distrust, however, can at times manifest itself in ignorant and destructive ways. So it is with the “liberal bias” claims, which misdirect public attention away from the very real bi-partisan, official source bias of the media, and toward some mythic media conspiracy to marginalize conservatives in favor of an “elite liberal agenda.” We should be careful to acknowledge this reality next time we hear friends, family, or acquaintances lamenting the “liberal media elite.”
    177. DiMaggio, Anthony: 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.
    178. DiMaggio, Anthony: Conspiracy, Inc.
      Wild Tales From the Reactionary Right
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Increasingly, reactionary media pundits and much of the rank-and-file of the Republican Party are taking the American right down a dangerous path, marked most ominously by the abundance of conspiracy theories directed against the Democratic Party and mainstream liberals.
    179. Dimaggio, Anthony: On the Cowardice & Irrelevance of Social Science Scholars
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The stakes are too high for scholars to continue down this path of irrelevance.
    180. Dimitrova, Alexenia: Be inventive and patient
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Bulgarian investigative journalist and author Alexenia Dimitrova reveals how she uses Freedom of Information laws in several countries to uncover hidden secrets of the Cold War, how the imprisonment of her father spurred her on, and the rewards of patience.
    181. Dines, Shana: Interim Report on the Automated Targeting System: Documents Released through EFF's FOIA Efforts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Automated Targeting System (ATS) is the program the DHS and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been using to monitor international travelers and assign risk assessment scores to determine potential terrorist threats.
    182. Dingani, Mavuso: Power and Pitfalls of Historical Fiction - Book Review
      Against The Current vol. 158
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      When James Kilgore’s We are all Zimbabweans now first came out in 2009, the world economy was facing a deep recession. My first impression was that the book’s title referred to the globalizing of Zimbabwe’s 10-year economic crisis. In fact, Kilgore’s novel was referring to Zimbabwe’s attempt at reconciliation between white and black Zimbabweans after a brutal liberation war that killed 30,000 people.
    183. Dinh, Linh: Deranging America
      Drugged, Indebted, Armed-to-the-Teeth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A question worth asking: Who benefit from a more compulsive, hence more violent, population? Well, if you’re pushing eternal warfare, which we are, you’ll need a pool of nutcases who are willing to shoot anyone for any reason, or none at all, and more deranged oafs at home to go “Rah! Rah!” over any bombing run or drone hit. Are we going into Mali next? Why not? Where is it, by the way? There has never been a country fighting so many wars without a serious debate about any of them. And if you want people to buy first, think later, to rack up life-wrecking debts to satiate all ephemeral cravings, then you ply them with poison, flickering television and thumping music. You don’t want a population capable of deliberating, reflecting, thinking clearly or even listening attentively, much less reading, but one that can be jerked around by any sexy come-on or dumbed down slogan.
    184. Dinh, Linh: Eyes With Legs
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      In the last decade, 11 journalists have been murdered by Israeli forces, including Cevdet Kiliclar, a Turkish who was shot in the head, last week, as he photographed Israeli commandos attacking peace activists on the Freedom Flotilla. The U.S. never condemns these crimes because it's Israel's biggest supporter, and also because it does the same.
    185. Dirlik, Arif: Place-Based Imagination: Globalism and the Politics of Place
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Place-consciousness, according to Duke University historian Arif Dirlik, is the "radical other" of global capitalism.
    186. DiSilvestro, Amanda: How to Find Harmony with Power Bloggers
      Resource Type: Article
      The presence and power of bloggers is growing exponentially. They already have a larger online presence than traditional media. This guide will teach readers how to capitalize on the new media platform.
    187. Ditton, Hattie: Naturism booms in France as young eager to ditch clothes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Why are more and more people, especially the young, opting to get naked in France?
      Indeed, over the past three years, the phenomenon has begun to attract a younger audience according to the the FNN (French Federation of Naturism), seeing many more young families showing up to camps with their children.
    188. Ditz, Jason: Amid Censorship, Israel's Media Does Its Part
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Israel's media has once again chosen the low road, the one carefully couched in patriotism and praise for the right-far-right coalition government.
    189. Ditz, Jason: In Blow to 'No Fly' List, US Judge Rules Air Travel Is a Right
      Precedent Could Allow Fliers to Contest Travel Bans
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      US District Judge Anna Brown ruled that the ability to travel internationally by airplane is a constitutionally protected right.
    190. Ditz, Jason: Israeli Army Admits Tweeted Hezbollah Map Actually Fake
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The Israeli media has been forced to admit a map purported to contain information on Hezbollah positions, distributed to foreign diplomats and on twitter, is a fabrication.
    191. Ditz, Jason: Israeli Military Censor Seeks to Expand Control to 'Prominent' Facebook Users
      High-Profile Critic Ordered to Submit All Writing to Censors in Advance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The Israeli military censor usually tries to stay out of the headlines. It's not always easy, as several times high-profile Israel-related stories have broken in the US media first, and aren’t "allowed" in Israeli papers for days after.
    192. Ditz, Jason: Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from 'Syria Rebels'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      From the moment the US began sending lethal arms to Syrian rebel factions, there was a chorus of people expressing fears that those arms would end up in the “wrong hands,” and US officials insisted they were going to carefully vet everyone who got those weapons.
    193. Ditz, Jason: Medic Who Killed Palestinian Being Portrayed as 'National Hero'
      DM Slams Coalition Members for Backing Execution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Tensions within Israel's extremely narrow right-far-right coalition continue to grow, as the military's investigation into an Israeli medic who shot and killed an already wounded and disarmed Palestinian has become a cause célèbre for the settler movement and for hawks in general.
    194. Ditz, jason: Pentagon Hypes 'Surging Sales' for US Missile Makers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The massive US military industrial complex is struggling to keep up, according to officials, with ever-escalating attacks on various targets across the planet, and growing demands from its various customers looking to build up their assorted missile arsenals for assorted wars.
    195. Ditz, Jason: Pentagon Spent Over $500 Million Making Fake Al-Qaeda Videos
      Troops Would Litter Videos Around Sites of Raids
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      It has already been well-documented that the Pentagon spent a substantial amount of money on propaganda during the occupation of Iraq, running pro-occupation commercials and also covertly getting pro-occupation news stories into the media around the region. It turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. It has now been revealed that there was a third program ongoing, in which a London-based PR agency was paid $540 million to make fake al-Qaeda propaganda videos for Pentagon use.
    196. Ditz, Jason: Saudi Warplanes Destroy MSF Hospital in Yemen
      At Least Two Staff Hurt in Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Adding to concerns about Saudi attacks on civilians in Yemen, an overnight air raid against the capital city of Sanaa pounded a residential district, hitting several homes, a girl's school, and destroying a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital. MSF reported the facility was struck multiple times and left in "wreckage."
    197. Ditz, Jason: Study: NSA Surveillance Has Chilling Effort on Internet Browsing
      Users Feared Reading About 'Sensitive' Topics
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A new study in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal found that traffic on Wikipedia articles considered "sensitive" or terror-related plummeted drastically in the immediate wake of revelations about broad NSA surveillance of Internet use.
    198. Ditz, Jason: US-Funded NGO in Syria Uses Old Photo to Claim Civilian Death in Russian Airstrikes
      Group Lashes Russian Official on Twitter for Noting Picture Wasn't Real
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The "White Helmets" organization, heavily funded by the US State Department, has claimed that Russia killed 33 civilians in its attacks. The NGO attached a photo to the story which was pointed out to be from an incident five days prior and not related to Russia.
    199. Ditz, Jason: US Lost Track of Nearly a Million Guns in Iraq, Afghanistan
      Officials: Records Remain for Only 48% of the Guns Sent to Warzones
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Early in the occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq, the go-to policy for the US in trying to prop up new allied security forces was to dump weapons, en masse, into the countries. It's only now that people are really starting to ask what happened to the 1.45 million guns shipped into those countries.
    200. Dixon, Cassandra: Homes Demolished in the South Hebron Hills
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Israeli authorities have destroyed 24 homes in the South Hebron Hills. The homes lie within an area which Israel claims as Firing Zone 918, in which approximately 1000 Palestinian civilians live in 8 villages.
    201. Djurasovic, Milan: The Disneyfied Narrative of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Pinocchio and Little Red Riding Hood still believe in the impartiality of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). I have yet to meet either a partial or an impartial Serb that shares their sentiments. Toward the political bazaar in Hague the Serbs feel what has been hurled at them by the institution’s creators since the early 1990s -- disdain, occasional profanity, and boiling resentment. Those are the only self-defense tools available to the tired citizens of a small, impoverished country.
    202. Dmitry, Baxter: Iceland Jail Top Bankers For 46 Years, Europe 'Outraged'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Iceland has differed from the rest of Europe and the US by allowing bankers to be prosecuted as criminals, rather than treating them as a protected species.
    203. Dobbin, Murray: Big Oil's Chokehold on Canadian Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The fight against Big Oil corporatism may be the most important one you ever support.
    204. Dobbin, Murray: The Coming Humiliation of Stephen Harper?
      A Political Psychopath
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The federal government, that is Stephen Harper, is expected to announce its long anticipated decision on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline sometime in June. The decision could well determine whether or not the Conservatives can win the 2015 election.
      The momentum of opposition to the pipeline – and perhaps more importantly to the hundreds of supertankers that would move tar sands bitumen to Asia – is clearly growing in both B.C. and the rest of Canada.
    205. Dobbin, Murray: From Israel to ISIS
      Harper's 'Orwellian' Foreign Policy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It’s getting difficult to remember a time when the Canadian Parliament actually tried to make principled decisions regarding foreign policy and our place in the community of nations.
    206. Dobbin, Murray: Give Us Our Money Back!
      How Harper Protects Canada's Tax Cheats
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      There is a class of people and corporations in this country whose illicit financial practices have an enormous negative impact on the country and its citizens. Yet the law and order regime of Stephen Harper barely plays lip service to the issue of tax evasion through tax havens. While Harper cuts billions from government programs in the name of deficit reduction, he refuses to go after billions of dollars in revenue lost to tax evasion and avoidance every year.
    207. Dobbin, Murray: Libya's Hell, Enabled by Canadian Humanitarians
      Who Will Protect Libyans Now?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      One of the darkest and most shameful chapters in Western military intervention continues to play out in spades in Libya. Recent news from Benghazi revealed that one of the (literally hundreds) of murderous militias opened fire on peaceful, white-flag-bearing protesters (protesting militias), killing at least 20 and wounding over 130.
    208. Dobbin, Murray: The most outrageous fraud ever perpetrated on the Canadian people
      Can the Courts Liberate the Bank of Canada?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      You know the old aphorism -- "If a tree falls in the forest….?" Well, how about this one: if citizens win a significant victory in court against an autocratic government involving the fleecing of Canadians of billions of their hard-earned tax dollars and no one in the media actually covers it, did it really happen?
    209. Dobbin, Murray: Neo-liberalism and the ongoing economic assault on ordinary Canadians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Two recent stories out of Ottawa underline the ongoing political and economic assault on ordinary Canadians. More Canadians are now working for low wages than at any time in decades, continuing a trend that began in the early 1990s, and Stephen Harper has announced major changes to retirement benefits -- including delaying Old Age Security(OAS) eligibility to age 67. What kind of society beggars those of its citizens who worked all their lives and now want to retire in dignity while privileging the rich and super-rich?
    210. Dobbin, Murray: Poisoning the Democratic Well
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Opponents of so-called free trade deals have always struggled with the question of why these international treaties don't generate more alarm and vocal opposition from Canadians. These treaties, after all, trump all other Canadian authority to make laws -- provincial legislatures, Parliament, the courts and even the Constitution.
    211. Dobbin, Murray: The Power of Idle No More
      A Resurgent Radicalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The remarkable Idle No More movement is the biggest and most important national outpouring of grass roots aboriginal anger ever seen in Canada.
    212. Dobbin, Murray: Voter Suppression in Canada
      Harper's (Un)Fair Elections Act Could Spark Voter Surge
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Harper government seems intent on proving to its detractors that things can always get worse. They’ve one-upped themselves with the farce called the Fair Elections Act.
    213. Doctorow, Cory: Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2017
      Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles.
    214. Doctorow, Cory: For 90 years, lightbulbs were designed to burn out. Now that's coming to LED bulbs
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In 1924, representatives of the world's leading lightbulb manufacturers formed Phoebus, a cartel that fixed the average life of an incandescent bulb at 1,000 hours, ensuring that people would have to regularly buy bulbs and keep the manufacturers in business. But hardware store LED bulbs have a typical duty-cycle of 25,000 hours -- meaning that the average American household will only have to buy new bulbs ever 42 years or so.
    215. Dodd, Vikram: Police retain DNA from thousands of children
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Some 120,000 gene samples have been taken in two years, as police forces argue they are acting within the law.
    216. Dodd, Vikram: Police want right to see medical records without consent
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Police want new and expanded rights to access medical records and other confidential data without an individual's consent.
    217. Doe, Phillip: Gassing the American People
      Fracking Democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Last year the World Health Organization said over 7 million people died from air pollution, making it the largest killer on the planet – killing almost 80 times more people in one year than died of poison gas over the 4 years of WWI.
    218. Doebbler, Curtis FJ: Paris Climate Deal: How Could They Do This to Us?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      On Sunday morning, 13 December 2015, the 2015 Paris Climate Summit (COP21) finally wound to close as the last decisions were agreed. At almost 1 a.m. observers representing youth, women, labour unions, research centers, indigenous peoples, and business were asked their opinion. Most media had already left COP21. Cleaners were dismantling the massive structures that had been erected to house thousands of conference participants for two weeks plus two overrun days. The Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change had finished their work, late as usual and with an usual outcome.
    219. Dojcsak, Dalma: New law further restricts freedom of speech and freedom of the press in Hungary
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU, or “TASZ” in Hungarian) has criticized a new law, enacted by the Hungarian Parliament. The new law punishes by up to three years in prison the creation and distribution of video or voice recordings made for the purpose of harming another person's dignity.
    220. Dolack , Pete: Laws Unto Themselves
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A frequent criticism of “free trade” agreements is that corporations are elevated to the level of a country. It might be more accurate to say that corporations are elevated above countries.
    221. Dolack, Pete: Goodbye to democracy if TTIP is passed
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The leaked chapters of the EU-US TTIP 'free trade' deal reveal a shredding of health, environmental and other protections for consumers and citizens. It's a wet dream for corporate monopolists and profiteers, and the elite bureaucrats that serve them. But for civil society it represents an irreversible destruction of democracy itself.
    222. Dolack, Pete: Military Spending is the Capitalist World's Fuel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      It is common for activists to decry the enormous sums of money spent on the military. Any number of social programs, or schools, or other public benefits could instead be funded. Not least is this the case with the United States, which by far spends the most of any country on its military. The official Pentagon budget for 2015 was $596 billion, but actual spending is far higher. (Figures for 2015 will be used because that is the latest year for which data is available to make international comparisons.) If we add military spending parked in other portions of the U.S. federal government budget, we’re up to $786 billion, according to a study by the War Resisters League. Veterans benefits add another $157 billion. WRL also assigns 80 percent of the interest on the budget deficit, and that puts the grand total well above $1 trillion.
    223. Dolack, Pete: Renewable Energy isn't a Shortcut to Reversing Global Warming
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Denmark has distinguished itself as the country moving the fastest toward the eventual replacement of fossil fuels. Its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 is laudable, but the assumption that this path will reverse global warming while otherwise continuing business as usual, is unrealistic.
    224. Dolack, Pete: Tar sands campaigners are Canada's new 'terrorists'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Canada's Harper government has targeted as a new crime being a member of an 'anti-Canadian petroleum movement', and equating such a stance with terrorism.
    225. Dolack, Pete: There's No Place for Clean Water Under 'Free Trade'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Yet another standoff between clean drinking water and mining profits has taken shape in Colombia, where two corporations insist their right to pollute trumps human health and the environment. As is customary in these cases, it is clean water that is the underdog here.
    226. Dolack, Pete: They Throw Us Out of Our Homes But We Get Ice Cream
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      If there were any doubt that gentrification has come to my corner of Brooklyn, that was put to rest last weekend with the appearance of an ice cream truck. An ice cream truck painted with the logo and red color of The Economist. Yes, it was just as this reads. Free scoops of ice cream were being given out as a young woman with a clipboard was attempting to get people to sign up for subscriptions to The Economist.
    227. Dolack, Pete: TISA 'free trade' deal to force draconian social, environmental, financial deregulation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A leaked text from the 'Trade In Services Agreement' negotiations shows that TISA is set to unleash a massive wave of deregulation affecting social, environmental and financial standards, and force the privatisation of state-run enterprises. So it's not just TTIP, CETA and TPP we have to fight - TISA could be the biggest corporate power grab of them all.
    228. Dolack, Pete: When Water is a Commodity Instead of a Human Right
      The Agony of Detroit
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The shutoff of water to thousands of Detroit residents, the proposed privatization of the water system and the diversion of the system’s revenue to banks are possible because the most basic human requirement, water, is becoming nothing more than a commodity.
    229. Dolack, Pete: Why Green Capitalism Will Fail
      Staying in the Environmental Frying Pan Only Gets Us Hotter
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Green capitalism is destined to fail: You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. We can’t shop our way out of global warming nor are there technological magic wands that will save us. There is no alternative to a dramatic change in the organization of the global economy and consumption patterns. Such a change will not come without costs — but the costs of doing nothing, of allowing global warming to precede is far greater.
    230. Dolack, Peter: Earning a Profit from Global Warming
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      As evidence mounts that a warming world is hurtling toward the point of no return, the plan of the world's governments is to make adjustments to the ability of corporations to profit from polluting. Short-term profits continue to be elevated above the long-term health of the environment.
    231. Dolinar, Brian; Kilgore, James: Mass Incarceration for Profit
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In the face of growing public criticism and improved technologies, companies like Securus search for new ways to remain competitive while marketing themselves as providers of a quality service that keeps the public safe. Yet with the involvement of global financial houses in the prison industrial complex, the pressure mounts to produce value for shareholders. Ultimately, this systematically incentivizes mass incarceration. While we often hear about the activities of private prison providers like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group, corporate interests are immersed in every aspect of criminal justice.
    232. Domenech, Rocio Perez; Mulholland, Lindsey: Salvadoran Women Respond to Violence with Community Service, Music, and Individual Efforts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Outside of the peace negotiations that resound in the media and governmental organizations, one of the strongest solutions to the scourge of gang violence in El Salvador has come from individual initiatives and groups dedicated to women. This work with female youth and ex-gang members, both in and outside of prison, is part of a movement that seeks to collaborate with peace processes in which women have rarely been taken into account. At the same time, it addresses the social structure that intensifies violence against women.
    233. Domhoff, G. William: Wealth, Income, and Power
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      This document presents details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States, and explains how we can use these two distributions as power indicators.
    234. Dominguez, Francisco: Paraguay: A well-rehearsed coup
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The story behind the overthrow of Paraguayuan President Fernando Lugo.
    235. Donnelly, Michael: The Cowliphate and Poisoned Kids: Twin Assaults on The Commons
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      When I opened up my Facebook feed today, 90 percent on the items on my feed were equally divided between the Bundy Cowliphate here in Oregon and the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, my hometown. Given my decades of Public Lands’ Conservation activism, both topics are dear to me.
    236. Donovan, Kevin; Nyst, Carly: Privacy for the other five billion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Aadhaar is but one example of the development sector's growing fascination with technologies for registering, identifying, and monitoring citizens
    237. Douglas, Ann: Why I Am Listed in Sources
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Over the years, I have turned to Sources time and time again to track down experts to interview for whatever newspaper or magazine article I happened to be researching at the time. So when the time came for me to position myself as an expert it was immediately obvious to me what I had to do: take out a listing in Sources.
    238. Douglas, Bruce: Anger rises as Brazilian mine disaster threatens river and sea with toxic mud
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Conservationists and engineers battle to reduce the ecological fallout as mud and iron-ore residue from the BHP Billiton-Vale dam collapse flows down the Rio Doce to the Atlantic.
    239. Douglas, Lawrence; Mumford, Steve (drawings): A Kangaroo in Obama's Court
      Will the Guantánamo Tribunal Execute a Man We Tortured?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Can a tribunal born of an impatient contempt for due process prove itself a legitimate institution of American law? On trial by military commission at Guantánamo's courtroom.
    240. Douglas, Susan J.: Killing Granny with the Laziness Bias
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      While it is often the case that the majority of Americans do see the light "about the need for healthcare reform, a new energy policy or affordable, high-quality day care." The dominant journalistic practices, especially in broadcast and cable news, dim the light in favor of noise. Far-right Republicans understand, almost instinctively, this preference for noise. And they appreciate "and know how to cultivate" the greatest bias in electronic journalism right now: the laziness bias. The laziness bias means you feature sensation over substance, provocative sound bites over investigative reporting, misinformation over fact.
    241. Dowie, Mark: Food Among the Ruins
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Detroit, the country's most depressed metropolis, has zero produce-carrying grocery chains. It also has open land, fertile soil, ample water, and the ingredients to reinvent itself from Motor City to urban farm.
    242. Downey, Greg: Plastics, tiny penises, and human evolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Setting aside the question of whether plastics (or obesity or carbonated corn syrup-laced beverages or the presence of step-dads or hormones in beef or any other factor) are behind changes in our patterns of sexual maturity, what about the possible future? Does evolutionary theory support the idea that xenoestrogens and other endocrine disruption could lead us limping to a kind of slow rolling human apocalypse?
    243. Downie, Andrew: Brazil Puts the Arts in the Pockets of the Poor with New Cultural Coupon Scheme
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The government hopes $20 Vale Cultura voucher will encourage poorest Brazilians to sample wider range of cultural pursuits.
    244. Downs, Georgina: From Hillsborough to pesticides
      Establishment cover-ups, lies and corruption
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The British establishment does nothing quite so well as lies, cover-ups and high-level corruption - whether it's the Hillsborough disaster or permitting polluters to poison us. Georgina Downs won her own High Court legal victory protecting rural residents from pesticide exposure as long ago as 2008 - only to have it snatched away as Court of Appeal judges closed ranks.
    245. Draitser, Eric: Dark Humor: Western Media Makes Light of Political Repression in Ukraine
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Political repression and violence are allegedly incompatible with Western liberal democratic values. Respect for human rights, freedom of expression, and protection of the rights of minorities are all purportedly the hallmarks of "free societies," the goals toward which all nations should be striving. And yet, such standards of freedom and democracy are only selectively applied, and only when beneficial to the Western (US-UK-EU-NATO) agenda.
    246. Draitser, Eric: The NSA and the Infrastructure of the Surveillance State
      In Search of Real Liberty
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The NSA’s surveillance and data-gathering activities illustrate the extent to which US intelligence seeks “full-spectrum dominance” in cyberspace.
    247. Draitser, Eric: Ukraine, Intervention, and America's Doublethink
      High-Motor Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      With the deployment of Russian forces into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the US-NATO propaganda machine has kicked into high gear. Putin has been portrayed as a tyrannical aggressor, while the Obama administration and its European allies have attempted to stake out the moral high ground, declaring that peace, respect for sovereignty and international law should be the guiding principles. Naturally, such rhetoric warrants closer analysis.
    248. Draitser, Eric: Ukraine and the Rebirth of Fascism
      The Menace Across the European Continent
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The violence on the streets of Ukraine is far more than an expression of popular anger against a government. Instead, it is merely the latest example of the rise of the most insidious form of fascism that Europe has seen since the fall of the Third Reich.
    249. Draitser, Eric: Venezuela's Opposition: Attacking Its Own People
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The corporate media would have you believe that Venezuela is a dictatorship on the verge of political and economic collapse; a country where human rights crusaders and anti-government, democracy-seeking activists are routinely rounded up and thrown in jail. Indeed, the picture from both private media in Venezuela, as well as the mainstream press in the US, is one of a corrupt and tyrannical government desperately trying to maintain its grip on power while the opposition seeks much-needed reforms. In fact, the opposite is true.
    250. Draitser, Eric; Funez, Ramiro S.: Honduras Bleeding
      The Coup and Its Aftermath
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      June 28 marked the six year anniversary of the military coup in Honduras -- the day that a democratically elected left wing government was ousted by a US-backed, US-trained cabal of generals and right wing politicians and landowners.
    251. Draper, Hal: 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.
    252. Drayden, Dave: WTO Ruling on Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Illustrates Supremacy of Trade Agreements
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      International trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) need to be carefully examined piece by piece because they can take precedence over a country's own laws.
    253. Droeber, Julia: Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a variety of means, to put up a fight.
    254. Dronin, Matt: Designing Drop-Down Menus: Examples and Best Practices
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
    255. Dronkers, Pete: What the Catastrophic Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Teaches Us About Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      It’s early December, and I'm sitting in a mega-church packed with more than 500 people. They're here to listen to an update on the efforts to contain an enormous natural gas blowout that occurred more than a month before. Gas from the leak is being blown by prevailing winds right into their community of Porter Ranch, in Los Angeles County, CA.
      People are mad.
    256. Druker, Steven M.: The GMO Dark Act Cannot Survive the Light
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      An ardent attempt is afoot on Capitol Hill to prevent states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods – made especially urgent by the fact that Vermont’s labeling bill is set to take effect July 1st.
    257. Duncan, Don: Shooting Back
      Young Palestinians With Cameras
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      For the past three years, Btselem, the Israeli human rights NGO, has provided cameras and training to young Palestinians as part of its camera distribution project, to collect video evidence of abuses and misconduct by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
    258. Dunn, Ross: Dropped Search Engine Rankings Caused by Duplication
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Duplicate content can and will negatively affect search engine rankings.
    259. Dunn, Ross: Is Your Website Search Engine Friendly?
      Your Personal Checklist
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      When I sit down with new clients and discuss the status of their new or existing site they are often shocked when I am forced to inform them that their site is not search engine friendly.
    260. Dunt, Ian: The evidence that Israel deliberately targeted hospitals and ambulances
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Amnesty International has published evidence that Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) specifically targeted hospitals, health workers and ambulance personnel during the attack on Gaza.
    261. Dupont, Gaelle: Dijon adapts its urban thinking to the needs of an ageing population
      The French city is at the forefront of an urban network aiming to actively improve the lives of its older residents
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Dijon, a city in France is taking an innovative approach adressing the needs of it's ageing population. Research has suggested that movement, and minimizing isolation are the leading methods in the slowing of ageing, and are the forefront of thought while implementing novel changes to the city center.
    262. Duval Smith, Alex: Life in Timbuktu: how the ancient city of gold is slowly turning to dust
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Mali's ancient city is disempowered, suffering the effects of desertification and slowly disappearing. Despite this, little is being done to ensure the city has a future.
    263. Dyer, Herb: Florida Sheriff Tells Drivers to Run over Street Protesters
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Sheriff of Florida's Palm Beach County tells residents to use their vehicles as weapons against protesters who may be blocking their path.

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    1. Eastwood, Joel: Mathematician Lee Lorch fought tirelessly against racism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Civil rights activist Lee Lorch, who was barred from teaching mathematics in the U.S. for his battles against racism, has died at age 98.
    2. Eaton, Renee: All the news that's fit to print (book review)
      Review of Deadlines and Diversity: Journalism Ethics in a Changing World
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
    3. Eby, Travis: Pirating Creativity
      The MPAA Is Going After Schoolchildren
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) goes all-out enforce its “intellectual property” claims upon those who would dare share and distribute media.
    4. Eckersley, Peter: 6 Ideas For Those Needing Defensive Technology to Protect Free Speech from Authoritarian Regimes
      4 Ways the Rest of Us Can Help
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The Internet remains one of the most powerful means ever created to give voice to repressed people around the world. Unfortunately, new technologies have also given authoritarian regimes new means to identify and retaliate against those who speak out despite censorship and surveillance.
    5. Eckersley, Peter; Schoen, Seth; Bankston, Kevin; Slater, Derek: Six Tips to Protect Your Search Privacy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      Google, MSN Search, Yahoo!, AOL, and most other search engines collect and store records of your search queries. If these records are revealed to others, they can be embarrassing or even cause great harm.
    6. Eckersley,Peter; Toner,Alan: Adblockers and Innovative Ad Companies are Working Together to Build a More Privacy-Friendly Web
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Eckersley and Toner talk more about the coalition between tracker and ad-blocker companies that will respect a 'Do Not Track' policy.
    7. Edelman, Marek: The Ghetto Fights
      The Warsaw Ghetto: The 45th Anniversary of the Uprising
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1989
      On May 10th, 1943, the first period of our bloody history, the history of the Warsaw Jews, came to an end. The site where the buildings of the ghetto had once stood became a ragged heap of rubble reaching three storeys high. Those who were killed in action had done their duty to the end, to the last drop of blood that soaked into the pavements of the Warsaw ghetto. We, who did not perish, leave it up to you to keep the memory of them alive--forever.
    8. Edemariam, Aida: Noam Chomsky: 'No individual changes anything alone'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most controversial thinkers. Now 84, he reflects on his life's work, on current events in Syria and Israel, and on the love of his life – his wife.
    9. Editor: Charlie Hebdo And The War For Civilisation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      There is so much more that could be said about just how little passion the corporate media have for defending the right to offend. Anyone in doubt should try, as we have, to discuss their own record of failing to offend the powerful.
    10. Editor: Conundrum - Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It's always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not.
    11. Editor: 'Let's Bring In Our Pentagon Spokesman' - Bombing Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      If you want to get close to the 'defence' establishment, you better be close to the 'defence' establishment: ideologically, sympathetically, 'patriotically'.
    12. Editor: When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence - The Israel Lobby And A Cowed Academia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western democracies.
    13. Editors: How to Do Brick and Concrete Repairs
      Resource Type: Article
      Loose or crumbling brick mortar joints can be very expensive to have fixed, but the repair work can be done by anyone with a strong arm. Because loose or crumbling mortar lets moisture through, it can result in damage to interior walls as well as hasten the deterioration of sound mortar. For both reasons, tuckpoint as soon as weather permits when you notice damaged mortar joints.
    14. Editors: Keystone and Humanity's Fate
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      With the desicion looming for the Keystone XL pipeline, what's really at stake for climate change, for human civilization, and for the environmental movement that's fighting to save the future? That tar sands development may determine "game over for the climate, in the phrase of NASA scientist and climate researcher James Hansen, is illustrated by data provided by environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben.
    15. Edwards, David: All Journalism Is 'Advocacy Journalism'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The claim that journalism 'traditionally' involves 'the dispassionate reporting of facts', that journalists are typically not 'advocates', was advocated by a paid employee of a media corporation, the Washington Post.
    16. Edwards, David: Fake News About 'Fake News' - The Media Performance Pyramid
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Following Brexit and Trump, mainstream media have focused on media bias and the implications of so-called fake news. The definition of fake news can be easily generalized to all corporate media, and applied to the recent focus on fake news itself.
    17. Edwards, David: The Fateful Collision - Floods, Catastrophe And Climate Denial
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An epic struggle is currently taking place that will determine the fate, and perhaps the survival, of our species.
    18. Edwards, David: Filtering The Election
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Examining the mainstream media's role in the 2016 US election of suppressing criticisms of Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party establishment.
    19. Edwards, David: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The media response to Assange’s asylum request tells us much about the default brutality and reflexive herdthink of elite corporate journalism. The crucial importance of his achievements, of his cause, was deemed utterly irrelevant beside his allegedly unbearable personal failings.
    20. Edwards, David: Jousting With Toothpicks - The Case For Challenging Corporate Journalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A critic responding to a recent alert objected to our use of the term 'corporate journalist'. In fact the meaning of 'corporate journalist' could hardly be clearer: it describes someone paid to write for a corporation.
    21. Edwards, David: Killing Trend - The Cruise Missile Liberals
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      News that 2015 might turn out to be the first year since 1914 when British troops will not be fighting a war somewhere in the world appeared to come as a shock to many.
    22. Edwards, David: Massacres That Matter - Part 1 - 'Responsibility To Protect' In Egypt, Libya And Syria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Where offending states fail to live up to this responsibility by inflicting genocide, ethnic cleansing and other crimes against humanity on their own people, the international community has a responsibility to act.
    23. Edwards, David: 'This Madman Must Be Stopped'
      Syrian Chemical Weapons
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The White House claims that US intelligence assessed 'with varying degrees of confidence' that 'the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria, specifically the chemical agent sarin'.
    24. Edwards, David: US Consulate Killings - Spontaneous Religious or Planned Political?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      On September 11, four Americans, including the US ambassador, were killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The following day, the BBC's Lunchtime News reported that the killings were part of 'disturbances' which were 'linked to an anti-Islamic video'. The BBC's News at Six explained that the US ambassador was killed 'in a protest'. This was mild language indeed given that the consulate had been attacked with assault rifles, hand grenades, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars.
    25. Edwards, David: Won't Get Fooled Again? Hyping Syria's WMD 'Threat'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Reading about crimes of state over many years, it is tempting to try to fathom the mind-set of political leaders. What actually is going on in their heads when they order sanctions that kill hundreds of thousands of children? What is in their hearts when they wage needless wars that shatter literally millions of lives? Similar questions come to mind as the US and UK governments once again raise the spectre of ‘weapons of mass destruction’ to demonise a target for ‘regime change’, this time in Syria.
    26. Edwards, Paul: The Sociopath as Hero
      Clint Eastwood's War Prayer
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      American movie audiences have long loved violent heroes. Edwards discusses the box office hit of the moment, 'American Sniper', and the implications of the Hollywood War Porn industry.
    27. Eede, Joanna: Kalahari Bushmen unite to end oppression
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Representatives of the Basarwa or Bushman peoples of Botswana step up their fight to end structural oppression of their communities.
    28. EFU Film: Fracking Hell
      The environmental costs of the new US gas drilling boom
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2014
      The gas stored in the Marcellus Shale formation is the subject of desperate drilling to secure US domestic energy supplies. But the process involved - hydraulic fracturing - is the focus of a bitter dispute over environmental damage and community rights.
    29. Egan, Danielle: Lock-Up: Chastity Belts Are on the 'Incline'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      Today's belt-makers report increasing sales and lucrative spin-off accessories ranging from hypnosis tapes to 'education belts.'
    30. Egelko, Bob: Zoia Horn, librarian jailed for not testifying against protesters
      Zoia Horn refused to testify against antiwar activists accused of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Zoia Horn refused to testify against antiwar activists accused of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger.
    31. Ehrcke, Tara: Why I'm on the Picket Line
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Teacher Tara Ehrcke talks about why she voted to strike in Greater Victoria, British Columbia: The "public" in public school shouldn't mean just providing a building, with some tired teachers to deliver a curriculum, the success of which is measured by standardized tests. A good public school system should provide high quality opportunities to every single child. While our public schools have many wonderful programs and many dedicated teachers, the sad truth is that there are also overcrowded classrooms, children falling behind, and a workforce exhausted from trying to fill in the gaps.
    32. Ehrenberg, Rachel: Penis size does matter
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Study suggests that penis length influences attractiveness about as much as height, a trait with a well-documented influence on male reproductive success.
    33. Ehrenreich, Barbara: How we learned to stop having fun
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      We used to know how to get together and really let our hair down. Then, in the early 1600s, a mass epidemic of depression broke out - and we've been living with it ever since. Something went wrong, but what?
    34. Eidelson, Roy; Bond, Trudy: The Complicity of Psychologists in CIA Torture
      What the APA Knew
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen are two psychologists who played central roles in designing and implementing the CIA’s torture program. Now we also know how lucrative that work was for Mitchell and Jessen: their company was paid over $80 million by the CIA.
    35. Eidlin, Barry: The Metaphors of Movements - review
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A review of 'Guerillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s Primitive and Industrial Rhetoric' by Ursula McTaggart.
    36. Eidson, Stewart: Workers' Memorial Day: North Dakota deadliest state in US
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Tyler Erickson was a floor hand with Heller Casing in Williston, North Dakota, from 2012 until 2014. He specialised in maintaining the casing, which would be lowered into drill holes in what back then were the state’s booming oil fields. Accidents, he says, were a regular occurrence.
    37. Einstein, Mara: Black Ops Advertising
      Native Ads, Content Marketing, and the Covert World of the Digital Sell
      Resource Type: Book
      Published: 2016
      Black Ops Advertising dissects this rapid rise of "sponsored content," a strategy whereby advertisers have become publishers and publishers create advertising -- all under the guise of unbiased information. Covert selling, mostly in the form of native advertising and content marketing, has so blurred the lines between editorial content and marketing message that it is next to impossible to tell real news from paid endorsements. In the 21st century, instead of telling us to buy, buy, BUY, marketers "engage" with us so that we share, share, SHARE -- the ultimate subtle sell.
    38. Eisler, Mark; Lee, Michael; Tarlton, John; Martin, Graeme; Beddington, John; Dungait, Jennifer: Agriculture: Steps to sustainable livestock
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      With improved breeding and cultivation, ruminant animals can yield food that is better for people and the planet.
    39. Eisler, Mark; Martin, Graeme; Lee, Machael: Dairy - the case for greener, healthier, lower performing cows
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      With supermarket milk cheaper than spring water, it's time to rethink the modern dairy industry. It's not just the milk that's become a throwaway product - the high-octane Holstein cows that produce it are also in the knackers yard after just two or three lactations, the living waste of a loss-making, environment-trashing industry.
    40. Ekeland, Anders: 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.
    41. El-Amin, Theresa: SNCC's 50-Year Legacy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Celebrating SNCC's legacy.
    42. El-Farra, Dr. Mona: Gaza: Whole Villages Have Been Wiped Off the Map
      A VIsit to Khuza'a
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      I’m writing now from my home, but I still feel dizzy from shock and nauseated by the sights and smells on my visit to Khan Younis and Khuza’a.
    43. El-Farra, Dr. Mona: It's Raining Bombs and Shells
      A Doctor's Notes From Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      I’m still alive. I don’t know what this means, but I can say that most of the time I can still walk and do some work with people who need help. It all depends on my luck. And here, for people living in Gaza, luck means how close to you the bombs fall from Israel’s tanks, planes, or warships. Some hours it’s raining bombs. Americans say “It’s raining cats and dogs.” In the new Gaza idiom, we say “It’s raining bombs and shells.”
    44. El-Farra, Mona: A View from Gaza
      This Is a Brutal Attack, Not a "Military Operation"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In Gaza, recent Israeli military attacks by sea, air and via artillery shells are not part of a war or a military operation though it may look so. It is collective punishment and it is a brutal attack against all Palestinian people, and mainly civilians are paying the price.
    45. Elder, Miriam: Polishing Putin: hacked emails suggest dirty tricks by Russian youth group
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Nashi runs web of online trolls and bloggers paid to praise Vladimir Putin and denigrate enemies.
    46. Elgin,Benjamin: Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean's E-Mail
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The billionaire CEO of Continental Resources told a dean at the University of Oklahoma that he wanted earthquake researchers dismissed.
    47. Elich, Gregory: Who Supported the Khmer Rouge?
      How the US Backed a Regime of Unrivaled Barbarism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      With the conviction of former Khmer Rouge officials Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea for crimes against humanity, the subject of Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979 received a small amount of attention in the Western mass media. What the media failed to mention was how the Khmer Rouge was maintained as a military and political force long after its fall from power.
    48. Elizabeth: Ostula and Mexican Army Hold to Clashing Versions of Recent Attack
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In Mexico, the independent investigation agency SubVersiones has published a compilation video that chronologically shows what events that took place on July 19, 2015, in the indigenous Nahua community of Santa María de Ostula. That day ended with a child dead and four people wounded.
    49. Elliot, Larry: Free trade is fine in a world of equals
      Developing countries should be wary of liberalisation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      A discussion of how the theory behind free trade is not real-world viable and in fact penalizes the developing countries.
    50. Elliott, Larry: Capitalism is still in dreamland
      Despite the markets' excesses, policymakers think they are in control
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Reporting on the World Economic Forum 2008, the author finds the IMF's suggestion to cut taxes and interest to be perpetuating the myth that the crises is one of liquidity rather than solvency.
    51. Ellis, Gavin: The great Hallowe'en pumpkin rescue
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Every Hallowe'en the UK throws away enough pumpkin to make 360 million portions of pumpkin pie, soup, or cake - a shocking waste in these hungry times. Hence a bold new initiative to rescue all those pumpkins from landfill, and turn them into delicious food we can all enjoy as part of our seasonal festivities.
    52. Ellner, Steve: The Strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The strategy and tactics of the Venezuelan opposition is a replay of events that took place leading up to the coup against Hugo Chávez on April 11, 2002 and is similar (although in some ways quite different) from the script that has been used in the Ukraine and elsewhere.
    53. Ellsberg, Daniel: A Memory Of Howard
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      A recollection of the late Howard Zinn.
    54. Elmi, Hamid: Rethinking Media in Conflict Zones
      How can journalists minimize safety risks whilst reporting on conflicts?
      Resource Type: Article
      Conflicts and wars are the everyday stuff of national, regional and world news. They are likely to intensify and give birth to permutations that make media coverage and analysis more difficult and complex. Journalists face professional and ethical issues as they seek out and interpret the political, economic and social environment in the throes of crisis. To what extent are they reporting the truth or half-truths? Are they concerned more with finding sob stories, grabbing headlines, than with atrocities and with correcting their mistakes? Are armed conflicts the new source of entertainment? Is it really as bad as the media make it out to be? How can journalists minimize safety risks in reporting conflicts and wars?
    55. Elphicke, Conan: A Profile of East Timor's Jose Ramos-Horta
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      JOSE RAMOS-HORTA DENIES he is a bitter man, claiming that he feels only disdain for the invaders of his country. But too much has been inflicted on East Timor, too many of his friends and relatives killed, the diplomatic war he has waged has carried on too long for him not to feel an abiding resentment.
    56. Eltarabesh, Hamza Abu: The hidden treasures of Gaza
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A small room on a rooftop in the occupied Gaza Strip’s crowded Beach refugee camp resembles a miniature archaeological museum. It is the workshop of Nafez Abed, 55, who studies archaeological artifacts in order to replicate them in exquisite detail. Abed copies antiquities photographed in history books and ones he’s seen during visits to archaeological sites across Gaza, which many a civilization has passed through, as well as in other Arab countries and Europe.
    57. Emanuele, Vincent: Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed in Iraq, conveniently filled the role for Hillary Clinton and the Neoliberals. At the Republican National Convention, Patricia Smith gladly took the stage for the Neofascists and talked about the death of her son and the non-scandal that is, Benghazi. In the meantime, anyone who opposes U.S. Empire is shit-out-of-luck when it comes to presidential elections and the two major parties. Here, we should commend Gary Johnson and Jill Stein for remaining principled in their views surrounding foreign policy, militarism, torture and surveillance. They’re the last of a dying breed.
    58. Emerson, John: Empire of the Comanche
      The Passing of Comancheria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The period of Comanche domination of Texas, New Mexico, Northern Mexico, and much of the American West between 1750 and 1850 is just a passing footnote in American and Mexican history, but it provides an interesting perspective on many important historical questions, notably the history of the Eurasian steppe and the role of violence in long-distance trade.
    59. Emery, E. Eugene Jr.: Media Watch: When the Media Tell Half the Story
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Twenty-eight years after Chariots of the Gods? author Eric von Däniken brought pseudoscience to new lows by suggesting that our ancestors were too stupid to create the pyramids, Stonehenge, and other monuments without the help of space aliens, his ideas are alive and well.
    60. Emmanuel, Adeshina: Why Black Lives Matters Is Taking on Police Unions
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Black Lives Matter argues that the police associations have to be challenged head-on because of their power in preventing change.
    61. Emmons, Alex: ACLU Wants 23 Secret Surveillance Laws Made Public
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The ACLU has identified 23 legal opinions that contain new or significant interpretations of surveillance law -- affecting the government's use of malware, its attempts to compel technology companies to circumvent encryption, and the CIA's bulk collection of financial records under the Patriot Act -- all of which remain secret to this day, despite an ostensible push for greater transparency following Edward Snowden’s disclosures.
    62. Emmons, Alex: Evidence FBI Gathered While Running Porn Site Thrown Out Again
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      For the third time, a federal judge has ruled that a mass hack by the FBI - which ensnared thousands of computers based on only one warrant - was illegal. Like the previous ones, the decision was based on a jurisdictional technicality: Rule 41 of criminal procedure holds that magistrate judges can only authorize searches inside their jurisdiction - meaning a judge in one district cannot authorize a search in a different geographical location. The hack in question was part of an investigation into a child pornography website called Playpen. Playpen was hosted on the dark web, meaning that users could only access it through a service that concealed their IP address, making it impossible for the FBI to tell who was accessing the site and downloading child pornography.
    63. Emmons, Alex: New York Police Have Used Stingrays Widely, New Documents Show
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The NYPD has used cell-site simulators, commonly known as Stingrays, more than 1,000 times since 2008, according to documents turned over to the New York Civil Liberties Union. The documents represent the first time the department has acknowledged using the devices.
    64. Empson, Martin: Marx and Nature: A Red and Green Perspective - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Essential reading for ecosocialists. Paul Burkett shows that humanity's relationship to nature is central to Marx’s critique of capitalism and vision of socialism.
    65. Emspon, Martin: Why changing our diets won't save the Earth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Received wisdom says that to save the planet we have to change our eating habits. Elaine Graham-Leigh explains why the received wisdom isn't just wrong, it blames working people for a crisis they didn’t cause.
    66. Endalk: Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers Head Back to Court After 15 Months Behind Bars
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Five members of Ethiopia's Zone9 blogging collective expect to learn their fate this Wednesday, August 19, 2015, when a panel of three judges will meet at Addis Ababa's Lideta High Court to rule on whether the defendants will walk free or or face another round of trial.
    67. Engdahl, F. William: Scientific journal retracts study exposing GM cancer risk
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology appears to have violated scientific standards by withdrawing a study which found that rats fed on a Monsanto GM corn were more likely to develop cancer than controls.
    68. Engelfried, Nick: People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politicians and businessmen that supported it, with fierce opposition, protests and demonstrations. The outcome spells hope for all in the fight against dirty energy.
    69. Engelhardt, Tom: Climate Change As A Weapon Of Mass Destruction
      The 95% Doctrine
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
    70. Engelhardt, Tom: Data Mining You
      How the Intelligence Community Is Creating a New American World
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Joseph K., that icon of single-lettered anonymity from Franz Kafka’s novel The Trial, would undoubtedly have felt right at home in Washington.
    71. Engelhardt, Tom: Mistaking Omniscience for Omnipotence
      In a World Without Privacy, There Are No Exemptions for Our Spies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Given how similar they sound and how easy it is to imagine one leading to the other, confusing omniscience (having total knowledge) with omnipotence (having total power) is easy enough. It’s a reasonable supposition that, before the Snowden revelations hit, America’s spymasters had made just that mistake. If the drip-drip-drip of Snowden’s mother of all leaks -- which began in June and clearly won’t stop for months to come -- has taught us anything, however, it should be this: omniscience is not omnipotence. At least on the global political scene today, they may bear remarkably little relation to each other. In fact, at the moment Washington seems to be operating in a world in which the more you know about the secret lives of others, the less powerful you turn out to be.
    72. Engelhardt, Tom: Overwrought Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Americans lived in a “victory culture” for much of the twentieth century. You could say that they experienced an almost 75-year stretch of triumphalism -- think of it as the real “American Century” -- from World War I to the end of the Cold War, with time off for a destructive stalemate in Korea and a defeat in Vietnam too shocking to absorb or shake off.
    73. Engelhardt, Tom: Winners and Losers in Our New Media Moment
      Donald Trump, Mass Shootings With an Islamic Terrorist Flavor, and the Rise of the "Spectaculection"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Sometimes what matters most takes up every inch of space in the room and somehow we still don’t see it. That’s how I feel about our present media moment.
    74. Engels, Friedrich: On the Critique of the Prussian Press Laws
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1842
      Two ways are open to the Prussian for the publication of his thoughts. He can either have them printed in his own country, in which case he has to submit to the domestic censorship; or, should he meet with objections here, outside the frontiers of his own state he can still either place himself under the censorship of another state in the Confederation or take advantage of press freedom in foreign countries. In any case the state retains the right to take repressive measures against possible breaches of the law.
    75. Englehardt, Tom: The Fog of Intelligence
      Or How to Be Eternally "Caught Off Guard" in the Greater Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The phrase "the fog of war" stands in for the inability of commanders to truly grasp what's happening in the chaos that is any battlefield. Perhaps it's time to introduce a companion phrase: the fog of intelligence.
    76. Englehardt, Tom: Where Did the Antiwar Movement Go?
      War, Sunny Side Up, and the Summer of Slaughter (Vietnam and Today)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Let me tell you a story about a moment in my life I'm not likely to forget even if, with the passage of years, so much around it has grown fuzzy. It involves a broken-down TV, movies from my childhood, and a war that only seemed to come closer as time passed.
    77. Engler, Yves: Anti-Palestine Media Bias Remains Untouchable Even to Canada’s Media Critics
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A recent Canadaland podcast simultaneously highlighted anti-Palestinian media bias and the fear liberal journalists’ face in discussing one of the foremost social justice issues of our time.
    78. Engler, Yves: Corporate Sycophants and the TPP
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The hypocrisy of "free market" advocates is astounding. While they trumpet increased competition and the elimination of state imposed barriers as a means of spurring economic advancement, they ignore how the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other "free trade" accords increase monopolistic intellectual property provisions.
    79. Engler, Yves: Corporations Undermined Public Transportation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Over the past eighteen months two of the world's largest automakers have been found responsible for deadly conspiracies. But, recent revelations can’t compete with the industry's previous scandals.
    80. ENGLER, Yves: How Cars Drive Inequality
      An Exclusive Form of Travel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Studies show that in car oriented cities are poor are less likely to rise the socioeconomic ladder than in transit and pedestrian oriented cities.
    81. Engler, Yves: Mining Peru
      Canada's New Territory?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      In Peru, 40 percent of conflicts involving local communities are over mining. The majority of the mining sector in Peru is owned by Canadian corporations.
    82. Engler, Yves: Postering Revolution
      Wheat Paste, the Marxist Glue
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      On the role of postering in the activist agenda.
    83. Engler, Yves: What’s the Matter With That Union Boss?
      The Real Yes Men
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Why do the most right-wing politicians and corporate news outlets always use the term “union boss”? Because the worst thing they can think of is to say the leader of a labour organization acts like a capitalist? Or the capitalist’s lackey?
    84. Engler, Yves: Why is Canada Subsidizing Racist Property Restrictions?
      The JNF's Bigoted Land Use Policy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      In Canada it is illegal to restrict the sale of property to certain ethnic or religious groups but many of our business people and politicians promote an organization that does exactly that in Israel.
    85. Ensler, Eve: ISIS Slave Market Puts Women and Girls on Same List as Cattle
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      I am thinking of the price list leaked out from the ISIS Sex Slave Market that included women and girls on the same list as cattle. ISIS needed to impose price controls as they were worried about a downturn in their market.
    86. Ensor. Sarah: Fishers and plunderers: The tragedy of the commodity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Overfishing, pollution and warming water have pushed the world’s oceans into crisis. If nothing is done the results will be catastrophic for marine systems and the billions of humans who rely on them. To stop this destruction our society has to be organized in a completely different way.
    87. ENSSER: No Scientific Consensus on Safety of Genetically Modified Organisms
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      There is no scientific consensus on the safety of genetically modified foods and crops, according to a statement released by an international group of more than 90 scientists, academics and physicians.
    88. Enszer, Julie R.: The Common Language of Adrienne Rich
      Against The Current vol. 160
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Eminent poet, essayist, lesbian and feminist Adrienne Cecile Rich died on March 27, 2012.
    89. Erakat, Noura: Five Israeli Talking Points on Gaza - Debunked
      Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here's what you need to know about
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israel has killed almost 800 Palestinians in the past 21 days in the Gaza Strip alone; its onslaught continues. The UN estimates that more than 74 percent of those killed are civilians. Israel does not deny that it killed those Palestinians using modern aerial technology and precise weaponry courtesy of the world’s only superpower. In fact, it does not even deny that they are civilians.
    90. Erichsen, Casper W.: Skullduggery and necrophilia in colonial Namibia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
    91. Erickson, Barbara: Somebody Needs to Tell The NY Times: Israel Has The Bomb
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The NY Times has talked about Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's coming speech at which he will raise the alarm about Iran producing a bomb. Nevertheless, Israel has had the bomb since 1967 and it is counted as the world's 6th nuclear state.
    92. Ernesto, Chris: US Announces Support of Neo-Nazis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Pentagon officials confirmed last week that US troops will deploy to Ukraine in the spring to help build the Ukrainian National Guard. In addition to sending US troops, Washington has already sent heavy military equipment and has earmarked $19 million for Ukrainian forces. The Ukrainian National Guard includes the Azov Battalion, a pronounced neo-Nazi group that has reportedly been involved in the recent violence in Ukraine.
    93. Ernsting, Almuth: Biofuel or Biofraud? The Vast Taxpayer Cost of Failed Cellulosic and Algal Biofuels
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In November 2014, cellulosic biofuel company KiOR filed for bankruptcy, having shut down their refinery in Columbus, Mississippi earlier that year. There have been many unsuccessful biofuel ventures of this type, but KiOR's stands out for several reasons.
    94. Escobar, Pepe: Hybrid War Hyenas Tear Brazil Apart
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The gloomy and repulsive night when the female President of the 7th largest economy in the world was the prey of choice fed to a lynch mob of hyenas in a drab, provincial Circus Maximus will forever live in infamy.
    95. Escobar, Pepe: Paris terror attacks - who profits?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The attacks in Paris are placed in a geo-political context of France, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Syria.
    96. Escobar, Pepe: Why the New Silk Roads terrify Washington
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Almost six years ago, President Putin proposed to Germany 'the creation of a harmonious economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok.' This idea represented an immense trade emporium uniting Russia and the EU, or, in Putin's words, "a unified continental market with a capacity worth trillions of dollars."

      In a nutshell: Eurasia integration.

      Washington panicked.
    97. Escobar, Santiago: Legal Ruling Will Allow Rain Forest Indigenous Peoples to Pursue Chevron in Canada
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Ontario Court of Appeal says communities of Ecuador affected by Chevron can enforce Ecuadorian rulings in Canada.
    98. Eskow, John: The Bizarre Compulsion of Black Men to "Reach for their Waistbands"
      Waistband-Reaching Syndrome Could Get You Killed
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      If police accounts are to be believed, there is a bizarre urge among young, unarmed black men to provoke their own murder by "reaching for their waistbands" when cops are aiming service revolvers at them.
    99. Eudes, Yves: The journalists who never sleep
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Automated 'robot writers' could soon be personalising daily data feed.
    100. Evans, Jodie ;Davis, Charles: Yemenis Have Moms Too
      Michelle Obama, Open Your Heart
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Abdurahman al-Shubati disappeared more than a decade ago, just 18-years-old and teaching abroad, separated from his family for the first time in life. Join us in calling on Michelle Obama to open her heart to the cries of Abdurahman’s mother and ask Barack to send those cleared home and to expedite the closing of Guantanamo.
    101. Evans, Lewis: Genocide in Plain Sight: Shooting Bushmen From Helicopters in Botswana
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In a healthy democracy, people are not shot at from helicopters for collecting food. They are not arrested, stripped bare and beaten while in custody without facing trial. Nor are people banned from their legitimate livelihoods, or persecuted on false pretenses. Sadly in Botswana, southern Africa's much-vaunted ‘beacon of democracy', all of this took place late last month in an incident which has been criminally under-reported. Nine Bushmen were later arrested and subsequently stripped naked and beaten while in custody.
    102. Evans, Lewis: The 'slow genocide' of Brazil's Guarani people must stop
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Land theft, agribusiness and violence pose an existential threat to Brazil's Guarani people. They maintain a powerful resolve to regain their historic lands, and even have the law on their side - but the tribe will need international support to prevail against murderous ranchers and farmers, corrupt politicians and a paralysed legal system.
    103. Evans, Lewis: Why Survival International has made a formal complaint to the OECD against WWF
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      WWF's support for 'fortress conservation' has led to serious human rights abuses for indigenous peoples, and nowhere more so than in Cameroon, where the Baka are considered trespassers and poachers in their own ancestral forests. A formal complaint against WWF's behaviour is now in process.
    104. Evarts, Eric C.: Why a Future Ride in a Self-Driving Car Could Be a Trip to Advertising Hell
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      There's nothing marketers love more than a captive audience. And people don't get any more captive than when they're sitting in a car. That's a powerful motivation for companies developing automated cars, beyond the technical innovation that has made such a vision possible.

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    1. Fadope, Cece: Journalists and civil society must join forces to engage the public with health news
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A call for journalists to reach out to a broader audience and "team up" with civil society in orer to force attention onto topics that matter. "Exploring ideas that move the audience to think and act."
    2. Fairchild, Charles: Global Sweatshops' Media Spin Doctors
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      On the whole, there's an imposed silence about the steadily increasing number of low-wage factories being set up in poor countries by wealthy multinational corporations: the "debate" is over.
    3. Fake, Steven: Liberating Thought: Toward an Independent Mass Media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Prospects for democracy are dependent upon the growth of an independent media with wide exposure in the general population comparable to that of the corporate press.
    4. Fakhoury, Hanni: Know Your Rights!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This is sensitive data that's worth protecting from prying eyes - including those of the government.
    5. Falk, Richard: The Goldstone report and the battle for legitimacy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      It may yet be the case that, as in the anti-apartheid struggle, the shift in the relation of forces in the Palestinians' favour will occur not through diplomacy or as a result of armed resistance, but on the symbolic battlefield of legitimacy that has become global in scope.
    6. Falk, Richard: Joint Declaration by International Law Experts on Israel's Gaza Offensive
      The International Community Must End Israel's Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks, the targeting of objectives providing no effective military advantage, and the intentional targeting of civilians and civilian houses have been persistent features of Israel’s long-standing policy of punishing the entire population of the Gaza Strip, which, for over seven years, has been virtually imprisoned by Israeli imposed closure.
    7. Falk, Richard: Reflections on the Brussels Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Debate and reflection are urgently needed with respect to the political violence that is being unleashed in various forms in the West and non-West.
    8. Falk, Richard: When BBC Calls, Don’t Answer..
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      In any event, my advice to the media savvy, is that if you have caller ID, and you can tell that it is BBC calling, don’t bother answering. I hope I have the good sense to follow my own advice should the phone ever ring again!
    9. Fanelli, Carlo: Why Saying No to Toronto Airport Expansion Makes Sense
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Saying no to the expansion of the Toronto Island Airport and introduction of jet aircrafts is the economical, ecological and socially responsible thing to do.
    10. Fang, Lee: Anti-Syrian Muslim Refugee Rhetoric Mirrors Calls to Reject Jews During Nazi Era
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      During the 1930s and early 1940s, the United States resisted accepting large numbers of Jewish refugees escaping the Nazi terror sweeping Europe, in large part because of fearmongering by a small but vocal crowd. In recent days, similar arguments are being resurrected to reject Syrian refugees.
    11. Fang, Lee: As Turkey Bombed Anti-ISIS Fighters, It Hired Lobbying Firm Tied to 2016 Candidates
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      On July 24, 2015, Turkey launched a massive military campaign that included sweeping attacks against Kurdish forces as well as minor strikes on Islamic State positions south of Turkey’s border. Just five days later, the Turkish government inked a contract to hire a team of prominent lobbyists to add to its already formidable army of influence-peddlers in Washington.
    12. Fang, Lee: Donald Trump Says He Can Buy Politicians, None of His Rivals Disagree
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Donald Trump bragged Thursday night that he could buy politicians — even the ones sharing the stage with him at a Republican presidential debate.
    13. Fang, Lee: Emails Reveal Dairy Lobbyist Crafted 'Ag-Gag' Legislation Outlawing Pictures of Farms
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Across the country, legislatures are responding to whistleblowers and activists who have exposed inhumane and at times unsanitary practices at farms by passing laws that criminalize the taking of photos or videos at agricultural facilities. Farming interests have publicly backed the campaign to outlaw recording: in fact, dairy industry lobbyists actually crafted the legislation that was later introduced by lawmakers.
    14. Fang, Lee: FDA Nominee Helped Medical Industry Find and Pay Faculty for "Regulatory Consulting"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Dr. Robert Califf, whose nomination by President Obama to lead the Food and Drug Administration has come under scrutiny over his extensive ties to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, previously directed a business that specializes in helping health care companies hire faculty members and other academic researchers to influence regulatory decisions.
    15. Fang, Lee: Fracking Firm Encourages Industry to Imitate Taco Bell's Twitter Strategy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Oil and gas companies are steadily increasing their footprint on social media, hiring specialized public relations firms and developing "visual shorthand" infographics that can be shared easily on Facebook and Twitter.
    16. Fang, Lee: Gun Industry Executives Say Mass Shootings Are Good for Business
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Behind closed doors, speaking with investors and Wall Street analysts, the gun industry views mass shootings as an opportunity to make lots of money.
    17. Fang, Lee: Koch Political Machine Focuses on "Freedom" to Pollute and Pay Less Taxes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Billionaire conservative activist Charles Koch on Sunday likened his political efforts to the struggles of Martin Luther King Jr. and Frederick Douglass, saying that "we, too, are seeking to right injustices that are holding our country back."
    18. Fang, Lee: Lobbyists Mourn House Speaker John Boehner's Departure
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      House Speaker John Boehner’s surprise resignation on Friday was reason to celebrate for members of his own party who often complained that he let corporate lobbyists exercise undue influence over Congress. For lobbyists, Boehner's announcement was a reason to mourn.
    19. Fang, Lee: The Long Sad Slide From Leading Civil Rights Organization to Anti-Black Lives Matter Group
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      When you place someone on the seat of power, it can corrupt them.
    20. Fang, Lee; Jilani, Zaid: Defense Contractors Cite "Benefits" of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East.
    21. Fantina, Robert: Bias in the Media: the Result of Corporate Ownership
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      There may still be, perhaps in the quiet countryside somewhere, people who believe that news programs present news. It is unlikely that this is true; rather, those who rely on the corporate-owned press for information probably enjoy finding sources that support what they want to hear. And, if they are unsure of just what it is that they want to hear, their 'trusted' source will tell them.
    22. Fantina, Robert: Palestine, Israel and 'Rockets'
      The Increasing Isolation of Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It is with increasing frustration that one hears about Israeli atrocities in the West Bank, only through the skewed lens of the corporate-owned media.
    23. Farago, Alan: Florida's sugar barons grow fat on subsidies, diabetes and Everglades destruction
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Big Sugar is the new Big Tobacco, writes Alan Farago - lethal to human health, wreaking environmental devastation, gouging huge public subsidies, and with the political clout to stop First Lady Michelle Obama from breathing a word against it. Only an alliance of green, health and taxpayer campaigners can kill the beast.
    24. Farragher, Elaine: Bats in Your Hair?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      One of the legends that has made many of us more than a little nervous about bats claims that they are prone to crashing into you and getting caught in your hair. Scientists say that is just a myth, but do we really believe them when they say that? Last week I got a chance to test the theory – and my nerve.
    25. Farragher, Elaine: Ferns - a Different Sort of Plant
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      Ferns are among the more beautiful of plants, which makes them a pleasure to study, and there are really not that many different varieties; only about a hundred in all of Ontario.
    26. Farragher, Elaine: The Grass is Always Greener...
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      Grasses are generally considered by those who have never really looked at them, to look very much the same - tall, skinny green leaves, a bit of fuzzy inflorescence at the top, and if the only grass you see is on your lawn, then even less of interest is visible. But grasses, even very common ones, come in a great variety of shapes and sizes, vary greatly in habit, and have many different uses as well.
    27. Farragher, Elaine: A Guide to Bird Guides
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      When you only have mere seconds in which to observe a bird and identify it, and you aren't already an expert ornithologist, the field guide you use, and your familiarity with it, become of prime importance. How it's arranged, the clarity of its illustrations and verbal descriptions, are crucial when you are trying to identify a bird from what has really only been a fleeting glimpse of your subject.
    28. Farragher, Elaine: The House Sparrow
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      Let's take another look at the house sparrow, and consider it for itself.
    29. Farragher, Elaine: The Lowly Worm
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      For a lowly, inconspicuous creature, seldom seen, never heard and only occasionally smelled, the earthworm has an importance for us humans which belies its unimpressive appearance. It is often one of the first creatures of nature which children notice and investigate.
    30. Farragher, Elaine: The Moonlit Stream
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      For relief from the stresses and strains of life, there is nothing like spending a few hours sitting beside a flowing river. A river, unlike a lake, moves. It is going somewhere. It's like life passing you by, and for a change it’s rather nice to just sit there and let it.
    31. Farragher, Elaine: Our Maligned Snakes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      It is hard to know why in our enlightened age, people continue to be horrified by snakes. the repugnance towards snakes is more of an unreasoned, mindless phobia, passed down through the generations and from parent to child along with the myths and misconceptions that feed it.
    32. Farragher, Elaine: Preparing for Winter
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      For me, autumn is a time of intense excitement, even more so than spring. Like spring of course, it is a season of dramatic change, but unlike spring, which brings with it a sense of relief, of have "made it" through the winter, autumn has an aura of imminent danger, of bracing oneself for the onslaught ahead.
    33. Farragher, Elaine: Spring Woods
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      With the arrival of spring, I am always impressed by the great regularity of nature. Like little automatic springs hidden in the ground, green things start to appear in wonderfully predictable succession, one after another, inching their way up, unfolding in slow but deliberate renewal of life. Actually, most of the time I feel as if it is anything but slow, that if my attention wanders for a day or two to other things, I will suddenly notice that a tree I had been watching is suddenly in full leaf and I have completely missed the process of it coming out. For the spring season is regrettably short.
    34. Farragher, Elaine: Tent Caterpillars
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      Tent caterpillars have been a particularly noticeable pest this year as well as last year. My former passive curiosity has been replaced with a rather bitter antipathy as I have watched some of my favourite bushes denuded by these hungry and very efficient insects.
    35. Farragher, Elaine: Trails and Tribulations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      Stereotypes to the contrary, most nature lovers are not hardy explorers who strike off into the bush with little more than a compass, a notebook, and the indispensable container of insect repellent. I know that I am definitely a stick-to-the-path nature lover.
    36. Farragher, Elaine: The Tree of Life
      Cedars
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      The Eastern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) is indeed a hardy species. Although slow-growing, it is inexorable once it gets under way, for it has few enemies. While other trees are being devoured by voracious insects, or debilitated by disease, the cedar grows merrily on, unbothered. While this water-loving tree may get rather brown if it doesn't get enough moisture, it can still manage to survive, especially if the soil is somewhat alkaline.
    37. Farragher, Elaine: Wasps: The Scourge of Autumn
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1988
      At this time of year everyone experiences the persistent and threatening harassment of these bright yellow and black insects, who, attracted by any available meat or fruit, drive us outdoor diners indoors in droves, wondering why we ever attempted "dining out" in the first place.
    38. Farred, Grant: C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism
      Against The Current vol. 90
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that “Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heaviest responsibility for me,” is a sententious political statement. It abounds with meanings, standing at once as an alluring paradox and a striking truism.
    39. Farrell, Paul; Evershed, Nick; Davidson, Helen: The Nauru files
      Cache of 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in Australian offshore detention
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      Published: 2016
      Describing the traumatic conditions in the Nauru asylum camp as revealed by internal reports.
    40. Fatah, Tarek: The OIC does not speak for Muslims
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Tarek Fatah says that "To suggest that any criticism of Islamism, the political ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian Ayatollahs, is anti-Islamic is a bogus and fraudulent position. I would contend that my religion Islam demands that I stand up to these bullies and take away from their right to put padlocks on poetry and chastity belts on independent thinking."
    41. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World: Making the future
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Historian Neil Faulkner concludes A Marxist History of the World by looking at what that history can tell us about the possibility for radical social change.
    42. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 1: The Hominid Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      In the first of a regular series, Neil Faulkner charts the evolutionary development of modern day humans from primitive apes to socially co-operative human beings.
    43. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 10: Men of Iron
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The constant rise and fall of Bronze age societies was a product of their wasteful, crisis ridden nature. But in the barbarian periphery around 1300 BCE an industrial revolution had begun that was to transform the world.
    44. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
    45. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 101: The Long Recession
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      By the early 1970s, the levers of state economic management had stopped working and the world economy entered a long period of stagnation.
    46. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalism.
    47. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 103: 1989: the fall of Stalinism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The revolutions of 1989 represent great victories for mass action, but they were limited in effect.
    48. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 104: 2001: 9/11, the War on Terror, and the New Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Al-Qaida terror attacks allowed the great powers to justify new imperialist wars to safeguard the interests of global capital.
    49. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 105: The 2008 Crash: from bubble to black hole
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The financial crisis represents the end of an era in which greed and casino-madness had been given free rein by market deregulation and rising debt.
    50. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 106: The Second Great Depression
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Four years after the beginning of the crisis, the neoliberal elite is trapped by the contradictions of the system on which its wealth depends.
    51. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 11: Western Asia: the Persian Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner looks at the centuries following 1000 BCE when the scale of civilisation and empire exploded as the productivity of iron tools boosted the surpluses available to Iron Age empire-builders.
    52. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 12: India: the Mauryan Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner looks at the growth of the Mauryan Empire which at its zenith encompassed almost the whole of what is today India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
    53. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 13: China: the Ch'in Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of the Ch'in Empire - short-lived, created by conquest and terror and characterised by extreme centralisation, military-style exploitation, and murderous repression.
    54. Faulkner, Neil: 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.
    55. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 15: The Macedonian Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner looks at the defeat of the democratic empire centred around Athens in a protracted counter-revolution led by Greek aristocrats, Macedonian kings, and Roman viceroys.
    56. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 16: Roman Military Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Rome represented a unique fusion of Greek-style citizenship with Macedonian-style militarism. The result was the most dynamic imperialist state in the ancient world.
    57. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 17: The Roman Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner looks at the Roman Revolution - a complex, distorted, century-long process of class struggle.
    58. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 18: The Crisis of Late Antiquity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner explains how the Roman Empire entered its terminal crisis as its military imperialism came up against geographical, economic, and sociological barriers to expansion.
    59. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 19: Mother-goddesses and power-deities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner looks at how the growth of private property altered the position of women - from occupying a central role in society to suffering what Engels called ‘the world historic defeat of the female sex’.
    60. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 2: The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      In the second of his regular series Neil Faulkner reveals the incredible innovation and adaptability of our ancient ancestors, their unique combination of language and imagination and how cultures formed to fit the different environments in which early societies lived and worked.
    61. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 20: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner examines how the three great monotheistic religions produced by the contradictions of the ancient world owed their extraordinary power to their origins in the myths and rituals of the oppressed.
    62. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 21: Huns, Goths, and Romans
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner charts the transformation of the Huns from tribal nomads into continent-straddling militarists.
    63. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 22: Arabs, Persians, and Byzantines
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      This week Neil Faulkner describes the rise and explosive spread of the third great monotheistic religion, where compassion, charity, and protection became moral imperatives - Islam.
    64. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 23: The Abbasid Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Islam created a single overarching allegiance throughout the Arab-ruled world yet the Middle East came to be a divided region of weak and unpopular states. Neil Faulkner looks at the conflicts that lay behind this process.
    65. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 24: Hindus, Buddhists, and the Gupta Empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      More than half a millennium separated the fall of India’s Mauryan Empire in the late 3rd century BCE (before the common era) from the rise of the Gupta Empire in the early 4th century CE (common era). Economic and social change during the interval altered the foundations of imperialism.
    66. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 25: Chinese History's Revolving Door
      Door
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Neil Faulkner examines China's imperial history, where for two millennia political revolution did not lead to social transformation, but simply to the replacement of one dynasty by another.
    67. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 26: Africa: cattle-herders, iron-masters, and trading states
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Neil Faulkner looks at the early civilisations in Africa and how geography ensured the continent would develop differently from Eurasia.
    68. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 27: New World Empires: Maya, Aztec, and Inca
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The early civilisations of the Americas were limited by its geography - in only two areas did urban revolution occur and civilisations develop: in parts of Mesoamerica, and in the Central Andes.
    69. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 28: The cycles and arrows of time
      me
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In Part 9 of A Marxist History of the World, we paused to discuss ‘how history works’. It would be useful to pause again to review some general lessons of the history of the ancient and medieval civilisations we have looked at since.
    70. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 29: The peculiarity of Europe
      e
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Why Europe? Why was it that the second great transformation in human existence - the development of capitalism and industrial society - was pioneered on the western edge of the Eurasian land-mass?
    71. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 3: The Neolithic Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      In part three of Neil Faulkner's Marxist history series he reveals how the advent of farming lead to primitive communistic societies who through land depletion and scarcity of resources would be forced into global war.
    72. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 30: The rise of western feudalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Following the collapse of the Roman Empire Western Europe became a politically fragmented region of warring states from which a radically new social, military, and political order developed.
    73. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 31: Crusade and Jihad
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The Crusades lasted 200 years and represented the most extreme expression of the futile violence inherent in western feudalism - a murderous attack on the Middle East by western feudal thugs under the banner of religion.
    74. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 32: Lord, burgher, and peasant in medieval Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Feudalism is often portrayed as a stagnant system where little changed over centuries. The reality was a system that was more dynamic and productive than anything before it argues Neil Faulkner.
    75. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 33: The class struggle in medieval Europe
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Despite dominating western Europe in the 11th century by the 14th century Feudalism was faced with a crisis that generated a wave of revolutionary struggle. Neil Faulkner looks at the causes and outcomes.
    76. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 34: The new monarchies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Neil Faulkner looks at how the transition from feudalism to capitalism introduced a new model of unified states, centralised government, royal armies, internal repression and national-dynastic wars.
    77. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 35: The new colonialism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The Portuguese and Spanish overseas empires founded at the beginning of the 16th century were soon followed by Dutch, English, and French empires. Neil Faulkner looks at how the transformation of the world by European colonialism began.
    78. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 36: The Reformation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The Reformation after 1521 tore apart church and state. Neil Faulkner looks at how the new social forces formed inside late medieval Europe helped undermine the thousand year domination of the Roman Catholic Church.
    79. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 37: The Counter-Reformation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Neil Faulkner looks at how the Reformation was followed by a counter-revolutionary response which involved a dogmatic reassertion of Catholic orthodoxy: the Counter-Reformation.
    80. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 38: The Dutch Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      For more than 40 years, with wildly fluctuating fortunes, the Dutch Revolution of 1566-1609 took the form of a protracted popular war of national defence against the Spanish Empire.
    81. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 39: The Thirty Years War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Between 1618 and 1648 Germany was wrecked by insecurity, depopulation, disruption to trade, the destruction of property, and military plundering. Neil Faulkner looks at The Thirty Years War.
    82. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 4: The origins of War and Religion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      This week Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of War and Religion in the Early Neolithic world.
    83. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 40: The causes of the English Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Neil Faulkner looks at the how the unresolved contradictions in English society and the attempt to establish Continental-style absolutism led to the execution of the king, and the establishment of a bourgeois republic.
    84. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 41: 1640-1645: revolution and war in England
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The attempt to impose Absolutism by Charles I led to a revolutionary civil war in which the King would be executed - Neil Faulkner looks at the English Civil War.
    85. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 42: The Army, the Levellers, and the Commonwealth
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Neil Faulkner looks at how even the most radical bourgeois forces, if they are to preserve their property and status, must break the momentum of the movement that has brought them to power.
    86. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ramping up the historical significance of racist ideology.
    87. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 44: Wars of empire
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The English Revolution transformed Britain into a capitalist economy engaging in geopolitical competition. Neil Faulkner looks at how Britain became the dominant global superpower of the 19th Century.
    88. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 45: The Enlightenment
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      What gave the Enlightenment its subversive, politically corrosive character was its critique of institutions and practices which appeared comparatively irrational in the light of modern thinking, argues Neil Faulkner.
    89. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 46: The American Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In 1764, Americans thought of themselves as British subjects of King George III. By 1788, they would, by their own decisions and actions, have made themselves the free citizens of a new republic forged in revolution and war.
    90. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 47: The French Revolution - Storming of the Bastille
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In the latest of his series on the Marxist understanding of history, Neil Faulkner explores revolution and counter-revolution in 18th-Century France.
    91. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World Part 48: The French Revolution - The Jacobin Dictatorship
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the rise of the Jacobin dictatorship and the ever-present threat of counter-revolution in 18th Century France.
    92. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 49: The French Revolution - Themidor, Directory and Napoleon
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In his third chapter on the French Revolution, Neil Faulkner discusses the contradictions of bourgeois revolution - but celebrates the gains it won.
    93. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 5: The Rise of the Specialists
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The Early Neolithic economy was doomed by insoluble contradictions. Technique was primitive and wasteful. Society lacked reserves against natural disaster and hard times. Virgin land ran out as old fields were exhausted and populations grew.
    94. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 50: The Industrial Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Frederick Engels was sent to Manchester, centre of the Industrial Revolution, to dispel his radicalism. Instead it made him the revolutionary he is remembered as today, Neil Faulkner explains.
    95. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 51: The origins of the Labour Movement
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Capitalism's industrial revolution gave birth to its own gravediggers, argues Neil Faulkner as he examines the rise and fall of Chartism.
    96. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 52: The 1848 Revolutions
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Even when progress is reversed, some hard-won gains are permanent. Neil Faulkner examines how the counter-revolution in 1848 failed to entirely turn the clock back.
    97. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 53: What is Marxism?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the complex history of Marxism - and how capitalism produced its own gravediggers.
    98. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 54: What is Capitalism?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      In this critical chapter of his world history, Neil Faulkner explores capitalism and what it means from the Industrial Revolution to the present day.
    99. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 55: The Making of the Working Class
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      The development of capitalism entails two complementary processes. The first, explored in MHW 54, is competitive capital accumulation. The second, explored here, is the making – and continual re-making – of the working class.
    100. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British.
    101. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 57: The American Civil War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      One hundred and fifty years ago North America saw the start of a revolutionary war fought between rival systems and opposing political ideologies. Neil Faulkner looks at The American Civil War.
    102. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 58: The Meiji Restoration
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      An event which would shape the history of the Far East until 1945, Japan’s bourgeois revolution ‘from above’ is explored by Neil Faulkner in this week's Marxist History.
    103. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 59: The Franco-Prussian War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In this week's chapter of the Marxist History series Neil Faulkner looks at how Germany’s ruling elite brought about a bourgeois revolution ‘from above’.
    104. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 6: The First Ruling Class
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      This week Neil Faulkner looks at the rise of the first ruling classes as the surplus created through the increasing productivity of human labour allowed a section of society to live without producing.
    105. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 60: The Paris Commune: the face of proletarian revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Franco-Prussian war produced the first proletarian revolution in history, and showed to the world for the first time what a workers’ state looks like.
    106. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
    107. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
    108. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 63: The Rape of China
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Neil Faulkner looks at the impact of western imperialism's repeated and bloody attempts to control the wealth of China
    109. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 64: What is Imperialism?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Neil Faulkner looks at how the growth of giant monopolies and the fusing of industrial, bank, and state capital created global competition - and the roots of World War I.
    110. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 65: The 1905 Revolution: Russia's great dress rehearsal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Neil Faulkner looks at how the Russian Revolution of 1905 helped Leon Trotsky formulate an answer to the century-old riddle of Russian history: what form must the revolution take in order to be victorious.
    111. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 66: The Ottoman Empire and the 1908 'Young Turk' Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Neil Faulkner looks at how the revolution that began in Turkey in 1908 initiated a process that would transform the middle east over the following two decades.
    112. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 67: Reform or Revolution?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The world Socialist movement was blown apart as its members supported the First World War. Neil Faulkner looks at how the question of reform or revolution lay behind the split.
    113. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
    114. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 69: The First World War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Neil Faulkner looks at how capitalism plunged humanity into an abyss of carnage, destruction, and waste without precedent, as mass production methods produced industrialised slaughter.
    115. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 7: The Spread of Civilisation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      This week Neil Faulkner looks at the spread and development of ancient city civilisations around the world, each governed by a new ruling class of priests, city-governors and war-leaders.
    116. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 70: 1917: the February Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      As WWI turned into a protracted, bloody struggle the initial enthusiasm gave way to growing class tensions which exploded first in Russia's February Revolution.
    117. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 71: Dual power: the mechanics of revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The centuries old Russian monarchy was overthrown in a matter of days in February 1917. Neil Faulkner looks at the months of turmoil that followed.
    118. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 72: February to October the rhythms of revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The situation of 'dual power' that emerged after the overthrow of the Tsar in February 1917 was marked by a series of major political crises.
    119. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 73: 1917: the October Insurrection
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
    120. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 75: The German Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      At the end of the First World War, the epicentre of revolution moved from Petrograd to Berlin. Why did the German communists fail where the Bolsheviks had succeded?
    121. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 76: Italy's 'Two Red Years'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Like Germany, Italy was on the brink of revolution in the summer of 1920, after the strains of imperialist war had levered open deep fractures in an unstable social order.
    122. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 77 World Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In the five years after the First World War, revolutionary contagion spread around the world. It showed the extraordinary possibilities that arise when the masses become active in making their own history.
    123. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In 1927, the Chinese nationalists smashed the country's first working-class revolutionary movement – a defeat that would shape the whole subsequent history of China.Counterfire
    124. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
    125. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 8: Crisis in the Bronze Age
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Why did Bronze Age empires rise and fall amid crisis and war? And why did this contradictory social form simply replicate itself over long periods of time? Neil Faulkner looks at the evidence.
    126. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 80: Stalinism: the bitter fruit of revolutionary defeat
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Neil Faulkner looks at the time when the Bolshevik regime turned in on itself and morphed into a mockery of its socialist ideals.
    127. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 81: The Roaring Twenties
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Although the 'American Dream' became a reality for millions in the 1920s, it was built on shaky grounds - the huge speculative bubble that was building up on Wall Street was waiting to collapse
    128. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 82: The Hungry Thirties
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Beginning with the Wall Street Crash in 1929, the world economy entered the Great Depression. The misguided policies that world leaders pursued ensured that millions of lives were torn apart.
    129. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 83: 1933: The Nazi seizure of power
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      By the early 1930s, the German ruling class was determined to use the Nazis to make the world safe for German capital. But the fascist victory was not inevitable – it resulted from the failure of those who opposed fascism.
    130. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 84: State Capitalism in Russia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      By the end of the 1920s, Stalin's party-state apparatus had become the dominant force in Russian society. A bureaucratic ruling class was formed, and all forms of dissent and resistance were treated as crimes against the state
    131. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 85: June 1936: the French general strike and factory occupations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In the mid-1930s French workers launched a wave of strikes and occupations. Neil Faulkner explains how the Stalinised Communist Party worked to contain this resistance.
    132. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 86: The Spanish Civil War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In 1936, after General Franco had led an unsuccessful coup against a democratically elected government, revolution swept across Spain. Neil Faulkner explains why the workers were ultimately defeated.
    133. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 87: The Causes of the Second World War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      As Hitler sought to expand Germany's sphere of influence in Europe, Britain's policy of appeasement reflected the interests of the British ruling classes – until German power became overwhelming.
    134. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 88: The Second World War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      With the great powers fighting to defend their empires, the Second World War would re-divide the world between competing blocs of capitalists.
    135. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 89: 1941-1945: barbarism in a world gone mad
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Second World War was characterised by primeval savagery. Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Militarist Japan waged war with unprecedented brutality, but the ‘democracies’ also committed terrible war crimes.
    136. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 9: How History Happens
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The complex societies that emerged from the division of society into classes also created societies that were wasteful, violent, stagnant and crisis prone. Understanding why is the key to how history happens argues Neil Faulkner.
    137. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 90: The Second World War: resistance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Large parts of Occupied Europe were liberated by local resistance movements. But the potential for a revolutionary transformation was smothered at birth.
    138. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
    139. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 92: The Great Boom
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In the first three decades after the war, the world economy experienced unprecedented growth rates and falling unemployment. But the boom rested on unstable foundations.
    140. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 93: Maoist China
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      After the revolution of 1949, the Chinese Communists resorted to state capitalism to force the country’s industrialisation. The consequences were disastrous.
    141. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
    142. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 95: Oil, Zionism, and Western Imperialism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      British support for the Zionist movement led to the foundation of Israel in 1948. In conjunction with US imperialism, the Israeli state is an enduring source of oppression in the Middle East.
    143. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 96:1956: Hungary and Suez
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      1956 was a year of war, revolution, and disillusionment – a year after which nothing could ever be quite the same again.
    144. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 97: Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The reforms that Fidel Castro introduced after the overthrow of the Batista dictatorship were real, but they were bestowed from above and straitjacketed by poverty.
    145. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 98: The Vietnam War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      How an army of peasant guerrillas managed to defeat US imperialism in a full-scale war.
    146. Faulkner, Neil: A Marxist History of the World part 99: 1968 - the long sleep ends
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The long sleep of the post-war period was brought to an end in 1968, as revolts erupted across the developed world.
    147. Faulkner, Neil: Who was Nelson Mandela?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      We should treasure the memory of the Mandela our rulers hated: the lonely, courageous, unbowed political prisoner, condemned for his resistance to racial oppression.
    148. Faulkner, Neil: World War One and the rehabilitation of slaughter
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Damaged by Iraq, ground down in Afghanistan, defeated over Syria, the jingoistic right are determined to rewrite the history of the First World War in an effort to rehabilitate imperialist war in the early 21st century.
    149. Faust, Lena: The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications for Canadian Public Health
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
    150. Fawthrop, Tom: The Mekong must run free!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams.
    151. Fayyazuddin, Ansar: The Evolution of Evolution - review
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      A review of 'Darwin’s Ghosts' by Rebecca Stott.
    152. Featherstone, Liza: Don't Blame the Media for the Charleston Murders
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Featherstone argues that blaming the media for the Charleston Murders is an easy way to avoid doing any real thinking.
    153. Federman, Adam: Corporate Spying on Environmental Groups
      We Are Being Watched
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The surveillance of moderate environmental groups like GDAC comes at a pivotal time for the environmental movement.
    154. Federman, Adam: The FBI's Secret Meetings With TransCanada, Inc.
      Guardians of the KXL Pipeline
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      On April 4, 2012 the FBI held a daylong “strategy meeting” with TransCanada Corporation, the company building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal through a Freedom of Information Act request.
    155. Federman, Adam: How Big Oil Plans to Win Ugly in New York
      Leaked Transcript from PR Maven Shows Energy Companies will be Told to Make the Fight Against Fracking Opponents Personal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A PR firm well known for its hardball tactics in defense of Big Tobacco will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s Independent Oil and Gas Association conference.
    156. Federman, Adam: How Corporations and Law Enforcement Are Spying on Environmentalists
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In August 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit distributed an intelligence bulletin to all field offices warning that environmental extremism would likely become an increasing threat to the energy industry. The eight-page document argued that, even though the industry had encountered only low-level vandalism and trespassing, recent "criminal incidents" suggested that environmental extremism was on the rise.
    157. Federman, Adam: Keystone Cops
      TransCanada Cultivates Close Ties With Nebraska Police Agencies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Since August 2011, the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) – one of more than 70 Department of Homeland Security “fusion centers” – and TransCanada Corporation, the company behind the Keystone XL Pipeline, have shared information about anti-pipeline protesters, Nebraska landowners, and opposition to the project.
    158. Federman, Adam: Pipeline Company Paid Pennsylvania Police Department to 'Deter Protests'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Between June and October 2013, Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America, paid a local Pennsylvania police department more than $50,000 to patrol a controversial pipeline upgrade. The company requested that the officers, though officially off-duty, be in uniform and marked cars. Kinder Morgan's aim, according to documents obtained by Earth Island Journal, was to use law enforcement to "deter protests" in order to avoid "costly delays."
    159. Federman, Adam: Undercover Agents Infiltrated Tar Sands Resistance Camp to Break Up Planned Protest
      TransCanada and Department of Homeland Security Keep Close Eye on Activists, FOIA Documents Reveal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Law enforcement officials and TransCanad had been spying on a Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance training camp and were able to block some activists who had planned to block the gates at the company’s strategic oil reserves.
    160. Feeley, Dianne: The Century of Rosa Parks
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Rosa Parks was a veteran militant of many civil rights battles long before she became an icon.
    161. Feeley, Dianne: Destroying Detroit Schools
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The Detroit Public School system has been under state control for 15 years, the last decade under the direction of a series of Emergency Managers. The result has been a staggering debt, now more than half a billion dollars, with a 50% decline in the number of students served. More students attend charter schools than the public system, but as there is no oversight over charters, poorly run schools continue year after year.
    162. Feeley, Dianne: Eileen Gersh, 1913-1998
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1998
      EILEEN SUTTON GERSH, a revolutionary socialist since the 1930s, died in London on March 18, 1998. Like many of her generation, she became radicalized by the political and economic crisis of the 1930s, including the rise of fascism and the Spanish Civil War. Sutton began to read Marx while studying at Somerville College in Oxford and joined the school's Labour Club.
    163. Feeley, Dianne: Northern Freedom Chronicles - book review
      Against The Current vol. 162
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Review of 'Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North' by Thomas J. Sugrue.
    164. Feeley, Dianne: Obituary: Flint Sitdowner: Olen Ham (1917-2012)
      Against The Current vol. 161
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Obituary for Olen Ham.
    165. Feeley, Dianne: Other Horrendous Acts
      Against The Current vol. 162
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Passage of the right-to-work-for-less bill is only one of several horrendous laws the Michigan legislature has enacted in the final days of its session.
    166. Feeley, Dianne: Reproductive Justice Needed
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Many wonder why the fight to maintain legal abortion is still so heated forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Dianne Feeley points to attitudes about women that provide the political space for the right-wing’s attacks.
    167. Feffer, John: Mouths Wide Shut: Obamas War on Whistleblowers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Obama administration has been ruthless in its prosecution of whistleblowers.
    168. Feld, Peter: Beinart's Jewish double-bind: Support oppression or you're out of the family
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Even when he's serving up a soul-crushing ultimatum, you have to give Peter Beinart some credit. By comparing Israel to "your violent, drug-addicted brother," but saying that if you call the cops -- i.e., support Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) -- to "make them change their destructive and self-destructive behavior” you are putting your “personal morality" ahead of family loyalty, he's enraged Israel defenders and anti-Zionists alike. In this way, he becomes the personification of the untenable situation he writes about.
    169. Feldman, Dave: NATO Sets Its Sights on Colombia
      Trouble Brewing in South America
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Colombian Defence Minister Juan Carlos Pinzón and the Deputy Secretary-General of NATO, Alexander Vershbow, signed an Agreement on the Security of Information which include future collaboration in matters of security, and facilitates the participation of Colombia in a number of NATO activities.
    170. Feldman, Jonathan Michael: Revenge of the Pomo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The repression (either physically or ideologically via social amnesia) of utopians by the Palmer Raids, McCarthyism, and now (certain varieties of) Post-Modernism has led us to a situation in which some search for authenticity in the wrong places. The gap between virtuous and misplaced authenticity is a symptom of repression, the loss of some deeper truths about solutions be they cooperatives, political mobilization, or honest journalism.
    171. Felicity Arbuthnot: Crimea, Georgia and the New Olympic Sport: Russia Bashing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
    172. Fell, Nicholas: The 10 Dumbest, Most Offensive Political Ads in Recent Memory
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Not a single election cycle goes by without some attempt to use fear of the "other" to win votes. Sadly, the results are sometimes successful.
    173. FEMEN: FEMEN activists protest against nuclear power
      Resource Type: Film/Video
    174. Fendt, Lindsay: Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poachers continue to go unpunished.
    175. Fenske, Lynn: The Eight Best Books for Publicity Seekers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      For those of you pursuing and perfecting the fine art of getting publicity, here's a list of books you can't live without.
    176. Fenske, Lynn: HotLink Resouce Shelf: In the News
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      Review of a book on media relations in Canada.
    177. Fenske, Lynn: HotLink Resource Shelf #27 - The Art of the Handwritten Note
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      Review of a book about handwritten notes.
    178. Fenske, Lynn: HotLink Resource Shelf #30
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      Start by accepting the fact that the media moves faster than you do, so be prepared. Always.
    179. Fenske, Lynn: HotLink Resource Shelf: The Art of Cause Marketing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      Review of a book on how to use advertising to change personal behaviour and public policy.
    180. Fenske, Lynn: In Print: Maximizing Coverage in Community Newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      How to get coverage in community newspapers.
    181. Fenske, Lynn: Is Your Web Site Media Friendly?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      How to make your Web site media-friendly.
    182. Fenske, Lynn: Maximizing Coverage of Charity Activities in Community Newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      When it comes to getting coverage in the local newspaper, presentation is paramount. Tto maximize your profile and get your story or event covered, give the newspaper what it wants, when it wants it.
    183. Fenske, Lynn: New on the Bookshelf
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
      Reviews of recent books on publicity and media relations.
    184. Fenske, Lynn: On the bookshelf - Sources 50
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
    185. Fenske, Lynn: Put it in writing
      Resource Type: Article
      Top five tips for writing press releases.
    186. Fenske, Lynn: There's no such thing as a slow news day
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      The news media are always looking for news.
    187. Fenske, Lynn: Top Ten List of Media Relations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      Top ten recommendations for becoming (and remaining) media friendly:
    188. Fessenden, Marissa: How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History
      More than 500 slaves fought for their freedom in this oft-overlooked rebellion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      on the night of January 8, 1811, more than 500 enslaved people took up arms in one of the largest slave rebellions in U.S. history. They carried cane knives (used to harvest sugar cane), hoes, clubs and some guns as they marched toward New Orleans chanting "Freedom or Death."
    189. Fick, Maggie: Saving past is first step to the future
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The archives of southern Sudan are all currently housed in a tent donated by USAid. Many documents have been damaged due to the poor storage facilities. The Rift Valley Institute, a non-profit research group and scholars from Oxford plan to digitize and find a permanent home for the collection in the near future.
    190. Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic: US military taps 'sock puppets'
      Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on American sites, but will be Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Pashtu speaking "sock-puppets".
    191. Fields, Helen; Mitchell, Alanna: Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds' behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for -- their songs.
    192. Figlerowicz, Marta: The Gatekeepers Aren't Gone
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Viral content seems democratic. But it's still mostly controlled by big media companies.
    193. Fillmore Nick: 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.
    194. Fillmore, Cathleen: The Benefits of Professional Speaking
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      No matter how good you are, you'll still have something to learn or some new set of skills to acquire.
    195. Fillmore, Cathleen: Blowing Your Own Horn!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Launching your own public relations campaign.
    196. Fillmore, Cathleen: Flying High: 5 Sure Ways to Get Your Business Soaring
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Know your audience, know your message, be clear and consistent in that message, then develop a strategy and execute it.
    197. Fillmore, Cathleen: Gain Clients (and Earn Money) By Speaking Engagements
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      One of the best way to get new clients is by speaking to organizations. There's something about the immediacy of being in front of people that has great spin-off benefits. So whether you do it for the fees or for the contacts or both, you really can't lose.
    198. Fillmore, Cathleen: Professional Speakers: Create Brilliant Marketing Material
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Speakers really find it difficult to talk about themselves in glowing terms but that's exactly what you need to do. Put your words on paper in a way that really reflects your brilliance.
    199. Fillmore, Cathleen: Professional Speakers: To Market, To Market!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Your positioning defines your market. Once you've decided on exactly what you stand for, you are now clear about who wants to hear you speak.
    200. Fillmore, Cathleen: Professional Speakers: What's on Your Menu of Services?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      As a professional speaker, you need to offer more than simply a keynote or two to your clients. But you don't want to offer so many different things in different forms that you confuse your client.
    201. Fillmore, Cathleen: 6 Keys to Becoming a Six Figure Speaker
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Rather than ask what the hot topics are, ask yourself what you want to say and then find the fit you're looking for.
    202. Fillmore, Cathleen: Smooth Talking! Explore the Paid Speaking Market
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      Becoming a professional speaker.
    203. Fillmore, Cathleen: Why Buyers Don't Choose You
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Positioning is basically how you differentiate yourself in the marketplace. The most powerful positioning addresses your prospects' (often unspoken) needs. It appeals to the emotions first, then the intellect.
    204. Fillmore, Nick: Austerity chokes Canada's down-and-out, as Harper, Flaherty look the other way
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The exceedingly aggressive austerity cuts carried out by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty over the past seven years have come home to roost as millions of Canadians, depressed and without hope, are succumbing to its worst consequences.
    205. Fillmore, Nick: Business journalists go on the attack; demonize Atlantic seasonal workers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      National business journalists and columnists have bought into Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s demeaning view that folks in the Atlantic region are backward and have a defeatist attitude. Framed in disrespectful language, they’re promoting untested economic ideas that, if adopted, would seriously damage the economy – and the people – of the region.
    206. Fillmore, Nick: Can Mulcair work a miracle and gain unlikely victory?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The big sleeper in the campaign that could mean victory for the Conservatives depends on whether hundreds-of-thousands of people who favour the NDP or the Liberals can manage to vote. According to the Council of Canadians, the so-called Fair Elections Act makes it more difficult for at least 770,000 people to vote.
    207. Fillmore, Nick: Canadian group not dealing with major free expression issue
      Celebrating World Press Freedom Day
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      We need to address how corporate-owned mainstream news organizations restrict the freedom of journalists and prevent the public from having access to a wide variety of important news and opinion articles. This lack of balanced information affects everything from people having the information they need to decide how to vote to all of us better understanding how power is exercised in our communities. The censorship consists of banning some topics and discussions and filtering out stories and ideas that do not fit the current mainstream media agenda.
    208. Fillmore, Nick: Canadian Media in Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      How so-called "business journalism" is often biased and tends to give readers a distorted picture of the news.
    209. Fillmore, Nick: Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Media corporations claim to care about quality journalism, but they've deceived Canadians for decades -- censoring news to protect their profits, pandering to the interests of the corporate world, and neglecting to invest adequately in their news operations. For decades powerful media corporations have decided what news Canadians should read, hear, and see. By reading just about any Canadian daily newspaper it's not hard to see how the values of corporate-owned media are quite different from the values and interests of the majority of Canadians.
    210. fillmore, Nick: Corporate money preventing all-out campaign to stop global warming
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Highly-regarded former Toronto Mayor David Miller says he is "very excited" about becoming the new President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund-Canada in September. But there are questions about whether the WWF is effective in its work and, moreover, why the WWF and other members of the global environmental movement have made such little progress combatting the most serious threat to earth - climate change.
    211. Fillmore, Nick: Corporate-owned media manipulation threatens Canadian democracy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      How freedom of expression is threatened because corporate-owned media in Canada censor and manipulate the news.
    212. Fillmore, Nick: Could a 'mini-paper' nip at the heels of mainstream press?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      A mini-paper would be incredibly inexpensive to publish. There would be no requirement for newsprint, a huge printing plant or large delivery system.
    213. Fillmore, Nick: Creation of Sustainable Free Media Would Be Huge Breakthrough
      Part 4 of The Crisis in Canadian Media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      Independent media organizations would approach news differently compared to the coverage provided by corporate-owned media.
    214. Fillmore, Nick: Don't weep for censoring, right-wing Postmedia newspapers
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Another 90 dedicated journalists in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa lost their jobs Tuesday as cutthroat Publisher Paul Godfrey slashed away again in an effort to turn Postmedia into a profit-making business. In a bizarre move, two competing papers will continue to be separate entities, but there will be one set of editors and most journalists will be shared.
    215. Fillmore, Nick: Funding for Non-profit Media or Public Interest Activities
      Part 7 of 7 - Canada's Media in Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      A group that launches, or even refocuses, an independent news media project - or raises money for just about any public-interest activity - will probably have success in fundraising if it does the proper research and targets a unique audience. It will need to demonstrate that it offers an important public service, such as providing in-depth coverage of local political, economic, and social issues not covered adequately by other media.
    216. Fillmore, Nick: Globe's article on income gap really propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Journalist Barrie McKenna, writing in the main hyped-up article in the Globe’s Focus section on November 9, 2013, talks about how the gap in income between the rich and the rest of us is a serious problem that will hurt Canada for generations to come.
    217. Fillmore, Nick: Groups need to investigate impact of damaging corporate media censorship
      Freedom to Read Week 2013
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
    218. Fillmore, Nick: How should we remember Ralph Klein?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Ralph Klein was one of Canada's most aggressive neo-liberals. Klein's true legacy is a string of anti-social policies and programs.
    219. Fillmore, Nick: Independent media advocates must develop creative news sites
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      We should be able to come up with two or three practical models that can be used to set up sustainable news and information production and delivery systems.
    220. Fillmore, Nick: Journalists, community groups need to develop independent Canadian media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      It is shocking that – in the 21st Century – we still have a system under which corporate over-lords – not the journalists who produce the news – control the process that determines the content of mainstream media.
    221. Fillmore, Nick: 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.
    222. Fillmore, Nick: MEDIA IN CRISIS - 1: Why feds should step in to help democracy's watchdogs
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A flourishing, capable news media is the oxygen of democracy. In Canada, our traditional oxygen-providers, the mainstream corporate-owned newspapers, are dying. We need to come up with something better to serve our communities.
    223. Fillmore, Nick: MEDIA IN CRISIS - 2: Citizens, government need to plan now to have quality media in future
      Resource Type: Article
      Canada's mainstream media are in a state of incipient meltdown. They no longer deliver the volume or quality of news that Canadians need to be informed about important happenings in their communities, let alone to participate in a healthy democratic process.
    224. Fillmore, Nick: No longer a real newspaper, new Globe betrays Canadians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The new tarted-up, glossy, colour Globe and Mail is many things, but it is not a real “news paper.”
    225. fillmore, Nick: Petitions next to useless in campaign to defend CBC
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Pressure groups put a lot of effort into petitions, but the question is - does sending petitions have any effect. Are they just wasting everyone's time?
    226. Fillmore, Nick: Today's media language a little too much like 1984's Newspeak
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Canada is not Orwell's imaginary society where peoples' every thoughts and ideas are controlled by The Party, but our own powerful elite has pushed our media closer to censorship and a propaganda-feeding machine than I ever imagined possible.
    227. Fillmore, Nick: We must win back democracy, even if it takes Hedges' revolution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      While the banks, elites, and the super-rich have been scrambling to try to hold onto their billions following the UK's shocking vote to exit from the European Union, the anger expressed by the leave side was another emotional cry to end the control that corporations and the elite have over everyday people in many Western countries.
    228. Fillmore, Nick: What needs to happen to save and rebuild the CBC
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Can the CBC be saved and restored? Probably. But it will take some time and some good luck, as well as some heavy duty political lobbying. It is important that CBC supporters, including those who have fallen by the wayside during the destructive Harper years, unite behind some common goals and pressure the two opposition leaders to commit themselves to restoring the Corporation to its proper role in the country.
    229. Fillmore, Nick: Why Canada must limit the influence of corporate media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Traditional news departments follow unwritten but well-understood guidelines concerning what they should not cover. Most people in the newsrooms have been so thoroughly indoctrinated in corporate ideology that they seldom suggest a story that falls outside of the guidelines.
    230. Fillmore, Nick: Will the Real Gwyn Morgan Please Stand Up
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
    231. Finamore, Carl: Egypt's Year of Revolution
      Against The Current vol. 158
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      An interview with Carl Finamore, who went on a reporting trip to Egypt for ten days in 2011.
    232. Finamore, Carl: Organizing Is About People - Book Review
      Against The Current vol. 159
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      With God on Our Side is a very catchy book title, which may appear at first glance to be quite topical in that religion so dominates — and distorts, many would add — political discussion in this country. But if curiosity may initially draw the reader’s eye, the subtitle “The Struggle for Workers’ Rights in a Catholic Hospital” gives it away: This is a book about organized labor and workers.
    233. Finamore, Carl: Why Police Kill So Often
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The FBI reports 404 civilians were killed by police in 2011. All were listed as "justifiable homicides." Under more intense questioning, it was then revealed that figures are not actually kept for "unjustified" police murders and, remarkably, their statistics rely exclusively on incidents self-reported by the cops.
    234. Finkel, David: Atzmon's Mistaken "Identity" - Book Review
      Against The Current vol. 157
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A review of The Wandering Who? by Gilad Atzmon.
    235. Finkel, David: The Empire in Decline
      Against The Current vol. 162
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      An interview with Gilbert Achcar, professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.
    236. Finkel, David; Kaufman, Walter: Freedom Summer Remembered
      Interview with Walter Kaufman
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Walter Kaufman is a retired attorney, psychotherapist and former community college teacher living in Berkeley, California. He was a participant in the 1964 Freedom Summer, working in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Against the Current editor David Finkel interviewed him for the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer project.
    237. Finkel, Joel R.: Capital on CD-Rom, Cat Optional - CD-Rom Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Karl Marx's Multimedia Capital, v.1. Cominsane Press, 1998. Distributed by Monthly Review Press, 1-800-670-9499. $20.
    238. Fischer, Brendan: Scott Walker's False Promise of Racial Unity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Scott Walker's solution for racial injustice? Ignore it. Acknowledging systemic problems like the documented wave of police killings of unarmed black men, or the racial wealth gap, or disparities in sentencing and incarceration, creates "discord."
    239. Fischer, James: Glass buildings kill birds - architects must act!
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Horrified at the giga-scale death of birds caused by collisions with trendy expanses of plate glass in modern buildings, James Fischer calls on architects to bring an end to the needless slaughter - and "save a billion birds"!
    240. Fishman, Andrew: Overwhelmed NSA Surprised to Discover Its Own Surveillance "Goldmine" on Venezuela's Oil Executives
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A top-secret National Security Agency document, dated 2011, describes how, by "sheer luck," an analyst was able to access the communications of top officials of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela.
    241. Fishman, Andrew; Greenwald, Glenn: Spies Hacked Computers Thanks to Sweeping Secret Warrants, Aggressively Stretching U.K. Law
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      British spies have received government permission to intensively study software programs for ways to infiltrate and take control of computers. The GCHQ spy agency was vulnerable to legal action for the hacking efforts, known as "reverse engineering," since such activity could have violated copyright law. But GCHQ sought and obtained a legally questionable warrant from the Foreign Secretary in an attempt to immunize itself from legal liability.
    242. Fishman, Andrew; Marquis-Boire, Morgan: Popular Security Software Came Under Relentless NSA and GCHQ Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The National Security Agency and its British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters, have worked to subvert anti-virus and other security software in order to track users and infiltrate networks, according to documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
    243. Fisk, Milton: Health Care Reform or Ruin?
      Against The Current vol. 160
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Far from laying the health care debate to rest, the Supreme Court decision on Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) put life back into it. Calling the individual health insurance mandate a “tax” aroused anger on the right, but the court’s ruling on federal Medicaid money is what really puts a new dimension into the fight.
    244. Fisk, Robert: Gaza and the Press
      Dress the Gaza Situation Up All You Like, But the Truth Hurts
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The latest bloodbath in Gaza, which is being so graphically covered by journalists that our masters and our media are suffering a new experience: not fear of being called anti-Semitic, but fear of their own television viewers and readers – ordinary folk so outraged by the war crimes committed against the women and children of Gaza that they are demanding to know why, even now, television moguls and politicians are refusing to treat their own people like moral, decent, intelligent human beings.
    245. Fisk, Robert: The Hypocrisies of Terror Talk
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The religious identity of terrorists and the place where terror strikes shapes the rhetoric that media uses to describe the perpetrators and places.
    246. Fisk, Robert: Inside The Scorpion
      A Journalist's Ordeal in Egypt's Most Notorious Prison
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2017
      The story of journalist Mohamed Fahmy's experiences during their two-year confinement in an Egyptian prison.
    247. Fisk, Robert: ISIS and the Far Right: a Joint Assault on Multicultural Countries
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      ISIS's assaults on multicultural countries is to provoke the non-Muslim people of those countries to reject their millions of Muslim fellow-citizens.
    248. Fisk, Robert: It's not just radicalised Islamists - what about foreign fighters who flock to the IDF?
      Is the Government interested in UK citizens who have been fighting in Israeli uniform in Gaza in the past couple of weeks?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Let us hope and pray that no UK citizens have been involved in such terrible deeds. But it wouldn’t be a bad idea, would it, if the lads in blue had a friendly word with them when they arrive back at Heathrow – and insist on knowing exactly what they were up to when they wore another country’s uniform.
    249. Fisk, Robert: Journalism and 'the words of power'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      More and more today, we journalists have become prisoners of the language of power.
    250. Fisk, Robert: Playing Right Into ISIS's Hands
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Now that we're all supposedly involved in the world battle against the worst enemy since Hitler - not climate change, of course, but Isis - it's time to understand just how the forces of law, order and security, who are supposed to protect us, can do more to recruit European Muslims to the Islamist cause than all the Isis videos combined.
    251. Fisk, Robert: 70,000 Kalashnikovs: Cameron's "Moderate" Rebels
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Not since Hitler ordered General Walther Wenck to send his non-existent 12th Army to rescue him from the Red Army in Berlin has a European leader believed in military fantasies as PR Dave Cameron did last week. Telling the House of Commons about the 70,000 "moderate" fighters deployed in Syria was not just lying in the sense that Tony Blair lied - because Blair persuaded himself to believe in his own dishonesty - but something approaching burlesque. It was whimsy - ridiculous, comic, grotesque, ludicrous. It came close to a unique form of tragic pantomime.
    252. Fisk, Robert: Shadows of Algeria: the Lost Context of the Paris Attacks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It wasn't just one of the attackers who vanished after the Paris massacre. Three nations whose history, action - and inaction - help to explain the slaughter by Isis have largely escaped attention in the near-hysterical response to the crimes against humanity in Paris: Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
    253. Fisk, Robert: The Soothsayers of Eternal War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Eisenhower famously sent some brusque advice to Anthony Eden in 1956 when he decided that Britain's deceitful war in Egypt should come to an end. "Whoa, boy!" were his words. And they should be repeated now to the politicians, historians and other nincompoops who regard themselves as the soothsayers of eternal war.
    254. Fisk, Robert: The True Gaza Backstory
      It's About Land, Stupid
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      How come all those Palestinians – all 1.5 million – are crammed into Gaza in the first place? Well, their families once lived, didn’t they, in what is now called Israel? And got chucked out – or fled for their lives – when the Israeli state was created.
    255. Fisk, Robert: The Truth Behind The Israeli Propaganda
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The amazing thing in all this is that so many Western journalists - and I'm including the BBC's pusillanimous coverage of the Gaza aid ships - are writing like Israeli journalists, while many Israeli journalists are writing about the killings with the courage that Western journalists should demonstrate.
    256. Fisk, Robert: When will Palestinians learn? Turning to international law isn't the answer - just ask America and Israel
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Throw an old dog a bone and sure enough, he'll go chasing after it. So it is with "Palestine's" request to join the International Criminal Court.
    257. Fite, Katie: They Came to Take a County: Land Seizure Agitators, Propagandists, Politicians
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Thanks to the Bundy Gang, public lands advocates became aware of elements of the Land Seizure movement that had been operating in the shadows. The curtain was drawn back on networks of agitators and propagandists: Constitutional "experts" and sheriffs, "patriot" legislators and self-centered sovereign citizens.
    258. Fite, Katie: Toxic Range: the BLM's Growing Chemical Addiction
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      BLM is escalating herbicide use on public lands. A primary agency excuse for forsaking sage-grouse ESA protection is the pipe dream that new habitat will be created through radical deforestation, and that fuelbreaks will stop fires.
    259. Fitts, Alexis; Pring, Nicola: Are we journalists first?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Authors address a longstanding debate about whether and when a reporter can intervene in a story. Real accounts are provided as examples.
    260. Fitz, Don: The Right-to-Farm Scam
      Third Wave Corporatocracy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      When Monsanto’s home state of Missouri passed the “Right to Farm” on August 5, 2014 the third noose of corporate control tightened around the neck of the US. Unlike the first two steps of corporate domination of public life, this was a constitutional amendment that would block the state legislature or voters from passing future laws for environmental protection, animal welfare or labeling of contaminated food. This third wave corporatocracy could well spread across US and globally as it becomes a new form of mass disenfranchisement.
    261. Fitzgibbon, Will: Files Open New Window on $182-Million Halliburton Bribery Scandal in Nigeria
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      British lawyer facilitated bribes through secret Swiss HSBC accounts in his name and names of family members; revelations may place Nigerian government under pressure.
    262. Fitzgibbon, Will: How the One Percenters Divorce: Offshore Intrigue Plays Hide and Seek with Millions
      Firm that practices no matrimonial law nonetheless plays big role when the superrich around the globe decide to split
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Offshore companies used 'in a game of hide and concealment' after marriages break down
      Documents list luxury cars and yachts, lavish homes, and art collections. Spouses face a costly battle to prove ownership of offshore assets in protracted divorce proceedings.
    263. Fitzgibbon, Will: Investigation Reveals 'Environmental Ruin' And Workers Rights Abuses
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Broken promises to impoverished communities, serious environmental concerns and poor health and safety records linked to Australian mining companies have all been revealed by Africa’s largest ever collaborative journalistic investigation.
    264. Fitzgibbon, Will; Hamilton, Martha M.: Bank's Services for Arms Dealers in Conflict with Its Own Policy
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      HSBC Private Bank, operating out of famously neutral Switzerland, was a financial conduit for business operators and criminals who fueled and financed some of Africa's bloodiest wars and most corrupt arms deals.
    265. Fitzgibbon, Will; Hamilton, Martha M.: The Real 'Housewives' of HSBC
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Housewives accounted for more than 7,300 of the clients listed by profession in HSBC's files, outweighing two other categories that suggest no paid compensation. "Without profession" and "student" together added up to fewer than 4,000.
    266. Fitzgibbon, Will; Hamilton, Martha M.; Schilis-Gallego, Cécile: Australian Mining Companies Digging A Deadly Footprint in Africa
      Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining's Damaging Push Into Africa
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      Published: 2015
      A pattern of links between mining activities and deaths, disfigurement, environmental destruction and displacement suggests a troubling track record for Australian companies seeking wealth from Africa's minerals.
    267. Fitzpatrick, Ian; Tickell, Oliver: Carving up Africa - aid donors and agribusiness plot the great seed privatization
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      An elite group of aid donors and agribusiness corporations plan the takeover of Africa's seeds, replacing traditional seed breeding and saving by small farmers with a corporate model of privatized, patented, genetically uniform and hybrid seeds.
    268. Fitzpatrick, John W: Opinion: We must hear - and heed - the nightingale's warning
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      These threatened species continue to sing, but their songs aren't poetic or musical -- they are alarm songs. The good news is that when we listen to the birds, when we notice their diminished presence and when we change our behaviour even slightly to accommodate their needs, they respond spectacularly.
    269. Flannery, Tim: Climate crisis: seaweed, coffee and cement could save the planet
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Greenhouse gas levels are on track to exceed the worst-case scenario. But, as world leaders meet in Paris for the UN climate summit this month, Tim Flannery argues that there are still realistic grounds for hope.
    270. Flegg, Erin: First Nations' anti-Keystone XL alliance years in making
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Indigenous organizers say Reject and Protect gathering in DC marked the culmination of years spent building solidarity across nations and across borders, and that more will be on the way.
    271. Fleigner, Jim: Which is more important - what to sell or where to sell it?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Recent research sought to determine which variable determined the greatest circulation results: frequency, zip code, or offer price.
    272. Flinders, Tim: Divine wilderness: John Muir's spiritual and political journey
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      For John Muir, founder of America's national parks, immersion in nature was a blessing providing direct communion with divinity,and the cause of a spiritual awakening that inspired his life's work: to preserve wilderness and communicate the beauty, wonder and fragility of nature, sharing widely the source of his own enlightenment.
    273. Flood, Alison: Challengers vow to publish Anne Frank diaries as foundation moves to keep control of copyright
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Charity that guards world-renowned account of a Jewish girl's life in hiding from the Nazis says copyright - which some argue ends this year - extends from father's death.
    274. Flood, Alison: CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a Literary Weapon during the Cold War
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA published Boris Pasternak's Nobel-winning novel to sow unrest among Soviets.
    275. Flower, Merlin: How To Make India Safer For Women
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      What’s to be done to make India, a country where women are veneered in the temple and beaten at home, safer for women?
    276. Flowers, Alison; Macareg, Sarah: Charged with murder, but they didn’t kill anyone -- police did
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A Reader investigation found ten cases since 2011 where police killed a civilian in Chicago and charged an accomplice with the murder.
    277. Floyd, Chris: The Age of Hell
      Entrenching Murder as the American Way
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Washington Post has just laid out, in horrifying, soul-slaughtering detail, the Obama Administration’s ongoing effort to expand, entrench and “codify” the practice of murder and terrorism by the United States government. The avowed, deliberate intent of these sinister machinations is to embed the use of death squads and drone terror attacks into the policy apparatus of future administrations, so that the killing of human beings outside all pretense of legal process will go on, year after year after year, even when the Nobel Peace Laureate has left office.
    278. Floyd, Chris: The God That Failed
      The 30-Year Lie of the Market Cult
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Perhaps the most striking fact revealed by the global financial crash -- or rather, by the reaction to it -- is the staggering, astonishing, gargantuan amount of money that the governments of the world have at their command. In just a matter of days, we have seen literally trillions of dollars offered to the financial services sector by national treasuries and central banks across the globe.
    279. Floyd, Chris: Masking Tragedy in Ukraine
      Sinister Illusions
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It is no secret that Barack Obama is one of the supreme illusionists of modern times. The disconnect between his words and his deeds is so profound as to be almost sublime, far surpassing the crude obfuscations of the Bush-Cheney gang.
    280. Floyd, Chris: The NYT's Love Letter to Death Squads
      Hymns to the Silence
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      It is, I confess, beyond all my imagining that a national leader so deeply immersed in murdering people would trumpet his atrocity so openly, so gleefully - and so deliberately, sending his top aides out to collude in a major story in the nation's leading newspaper, to ensure maximum exposure of his killing spree.
    281. Fogel, Ben: African Awakenings: The Emerging Revolutions (Book Review)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      This book sets out to place the host of new movements arising across the continent in a singular socio-political context.
    282. Foley, Brian: A Dangerous Lack of Rigor
      Cross Examine Authority
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Explores two recent events reveal the lack of rigor that has come to pervade our public sphere: the failure of the UN (or anybody else) to question seriously the case for war against Iran, and the first presidential “debate.”
    283. Foley, Stephen: Physicists and the financial markets
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Physicists have been lured into the financial market for decades, prized for their insights and data-crunching skills. But in a time of turbulence, flash crashes and high-frequency trading, can they really spot things that others miss?
    284. Foner, Eric: Gateway to Freedom
      The origins of the Underground Railroad
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An essay on the origins of the Undeground Railroad, excerpted from Foner's book 'Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad'.
    285. Fontaine, Theodore: After Residential School, My Path to Healing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Theodore Fontaine's memoir narrating the 12 years he spent in a residential school.
    286. Fontaine, Theodore: Broken Circle
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 2011
      A two-part excerpt from Theodore Fontaine's book Broken Circle, a memoir of surviving the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School in Manitoba -- and pursuing his own path to healing.
    287. Fontaine, Theodore: An Inspiration Named Chubby
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Theodore Fontaine's memorir of his 12 years in a residential school.
    288. Food & Water Watch: The So-Called Scientific "Consensus": Why the Debate on GMO Safety is Not Over
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Biotechnology seed companies, aided by advocates from academia and the blogopsphere, are using their substantial resources to broadcast the myth of a "scientific consensus" on the safety of GMOs, asserting that the data is in and the debate is over. The public relations campaign, helped along by industry groups, has caught the attention of some of the most visible news outlets in the country, with biotech advocates portraying GMO critics as akin to climate change deniers, out of step with science.
    289. Foran, John: Essential reading on the Paris climate agreement
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      An annotated guide to thirty-four of the best articles on the COP21 Paris Agreement on climate change published in the immediate aftermath of the agreement.
    290. Foran, John: The Insanity of the COP: We Must Adopt a Different Vision
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
    291. Ford, Nick: Authoritarianism Means Never Having to Apologize Over Spilled Milk
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      In Virginia a middle school student named Ryan Turk was arrested and then suspended from school for allegedly stealing a $0.65 carton of milk. Officials claim that the student tried to conceal the carton of milk and are also charging him with larceny. But there’s a problem: Ryan Turk is on the free lunches program.
    292. Forni, P.M.: Keep It Down (and Rediscover Silence)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
    293. Forster, Cindy: Rigoberta Menchú: A Witness Discredited?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      This January, the charge that the Maya human rights activist and Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú had lied about her past hit the U.S. reading public like a ton of bricks. Anthropologist David Stoll published a book claiming to have unearthed not only Rigoberta's lies, but also the deceptions of the entire Latin American left from Zapata to Che and beyond.
    294. Forte, Maximillian: The Wikileaks Afghan War Diary
      Reason for Celebration, Cause for Concern
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The release of Wikileaks acquired records from U.S. forces in Afghanistan is an event of major significance which in some ways deserves to be celebrated by those opposed to the war in Afghanistan, but there are also some serious problems with the records and with the way Wikileaks released them.
    295. Forte, Maximillian C.: A War on Wikileaks?
      Unhinged at the US State Department and Pentagon
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      If the state fails to make any sense - not surprising - it is because it is has no intention of doing so. The state is appealing to something more visceral with all of this posturing: fear. It wants to strike fear into the minds and bodies of people working with Wikileaks, or anyone else doing such work, and anyone contemplating leaking any classified records. Fear is its greatest weapon of psychological destruction, with proven success at home. The outcome the state hopes for is greater self-censorship and greater self-monitoring.
    296. Foster, Gregory D.: Secret Armies, Shadow Wars, Silent Unaccountability
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      We live today in an era of postmodern war. It's a two-front war -- the first being the virtual front of threats, posturing, and arms buildups we persist in waging, Cold War-style, against state-based mirror-images of ourselves (Russia and China); the second being the dirty front we wage in the shadows against irregular, non-state thugs and pygmy tyrants who use their weaknesses as strengths, asymmetrically, to turn our strengths into weaknesses.
    297. Foster, John: Celebrating Bob Carty (1950 – 2014)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Tribute given by John Foster at the pass of Bob Carty
    298. Foster, John B.; Clark, Brett: Crossing the River of Fire
      The Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A review of Naomi Klein's book "This Changes Everything" on climate change and its political enviroment.
    299. Foster, John Bellamy: The Four Laws Of Ecology And The Four Anti-Ecological Laws Of Capitalism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      An exponential growth dynamic is inherent in capitalism, a system whereby money is exchanged for commodities, which are then exchanged for more money on an ever increasing scale.
    300. Foster, John Bellamy: Marxism and Ecology: Common Fonts of a Great Transition
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Socialist thought is re-emerging at the forefront of the movement for global ecological and social change.
    301. Foster, John Bellamy; McChesney, Robert W.: Surveillance Capitalism
      Monopoly-Finance Capital, the Military-Industrial Complex, and the Digital Age
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A massive corporate sales effort and military-industrial complex constituted the two main surplus-absorption mechanisms in the U.S. economy in the first quarter-century after the Second World War, followed by financialization after the crisis of the 1970s. Each of these means of surplus absorption were to add impetus in different ways to the communications revolution, and each necessitated new forms of surveillance and control. The result was a universalization of surveillance, associated with all three areas.
    302. Fotiadis, Apostolis: Europe's Leaders Visit Athens to Celebrate Their Failure
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The start of Greece's six-month presidency of the EU was marked by a ceremony in the Greek capital attended by the EU commissioners. But protests were banned and there was no in-depth talk about the raging controversy over the bloc's handling of the Greek debt crisis and the renewed concerns about the vitality of the Eurozone.
    303. Foucart, Stephane: A race for land is destroying the Guatemalan rainforest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      Agriculture is quickly decimating Guatemala's primal forests> It has experience the most rapid deforestatation of any nation in the last five years.
    304. Fowler, Ruth: LAPD Chickens Come Home to Roost
      Why I'm More Scared of the Cops Than I Am of Christopher Dorner
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
    305. Fox, Claire: Censorship is the Wrong Way to Combat the British National Party
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      The illiberal obsession with silencing Nick Griffin and the British National Party in the run up to elections has won the party undeserved publicity, says Claire Fox
    306. Fox, Michael: The Globalization of Garbage: Following the Trail of Toxic Trash
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Despite a near universal international ban on exporting toxic or hazardous material, most of electronic waste from the United States ends up in China, India, Vietnam, or in African countries like Ghana, and Nigeria.
    307. Fox-Hodess, Katy: Greece's Fascist Threat
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The increasingly bold Golden Dawn party has precipitated a political crisis in Athens whose resolution is far from certain. Golden Dawn, the largest fascist party in Europe and the third largest party in Greece, has grown rapidly during the economic crisis both by scapegoating immigrants, ethnic minorities and queer people, and offering basic necessities like food to Greek citizens impoverished by the country’s austerity program.
    308. Foy, Patrick: The Make-Believe Crisis in Iran
      More lies and Misinformation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The Iranian nuclear program scenario has been in place for years and is becoming tedious, but we now seem to have arrived at a new plateau of mass hysteria thanks to the 2012 U.S. Presidential campaign. Why?
    309. Frank, Joshua: Hanford's Leaky Nuke Tanks and Sick Workers, A Never-Ending Saga
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      It's been a toxic few weeks at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington. Not that this is exactly news -- Hanford is the most radioactive site in North America and is thereby always toxic. But what is news is how dangerous and negligent the remediation efforts at Hanford continue to be.
    310. Frank, Sam: Orwell's Triumph: How Novels Tell the Truth of Surveillance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Novels may be the best medium for describing a distopian world in which everyone is under constant surveillance.
    311. Frank, Thomas: Nor a Lender Be
      Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A criticism of the rhetoric of the modern liberal class' rhetoric of idealism and virtue, as embodied by the efforts of Hillary Clinton.
    312. Frank, Thomas: The Real Cost of a Cheap Burger
      Fastfood Workers Go Hungry: Is that the American Dream?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      America’s fastfood outlets are not restaurants but food systems serviced by cheap labour in de-skilled jobs — employees so badly paid that they need state aid and charity. They went on strike in North Carolina last summer.
    313. Frase, Peter: Delusions of the Tech Bro Intelligentsia
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      With employees of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system on strike, the Silicon Valley tech elite has reminded us all that despite their enlightened Bay Area lifestyles, they are still, at root, a bunch of rich dudes. Corey Robin ably documents the reactionary politics and moral degeneracy of people who see themselves as heroic entrepreneurs and the people who get them to work as greedy parasites.
    314. Frase, Peter; Sunkara, Bhaskar: The Welfare State of America
      A manifesto on building social democracy in the age of austerity
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A movement to expand the welfare state has the potential to foster a new majoritarian Left coalition. Republicans know this -- that’s why they manipulate the way welfare is perceived at every turn. The reality is that 96 percent of Americans have benefited from government programs, but the Right works hard to hide that fact.
    315. Fraser, Nancy: How feminism became capitalism's handmaiden - and how to reclaim it
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      As a feminist, I've always assumed that by fighting to emancipate women I was building a better world – more egalitarian, just and free. But lately I've begun to worry that ideals pioneered by feminists are serving quite different ends. I worry, specifically, that our critique of sexism is now supplying the justification for new forms of inequality and exploitation.
    316. Frayssinet,Fabiana: Latin America's Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Although they do not specifically target women, social policies like family allowances and pensions have improved the lives of women in Latin America, the region that has made the biggest strides so far this century in terms of gender equality.
    317. Frazier, Kendrick: From Internet Scams to Urban Legends, Planet (hoa)X to the Bible Code
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2004
    318. Frazier, Mya: A Camera on Every Cop
      Taser International cashes in on police misconduct
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      On December 1, 2014, after several months of protests against police brutality that began with the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, President Obama pledged $75 million in federal funds to help purchase 50,000 police body cameras.
    319. Freedland, Jonathan: From Google downwards, our digital masters must be watched
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Commentary on how the wielders of power who scrutinize our actions should be held in check, in the same way as politicians.
    320. Freedom to Read: Challenged Books and Magazines List 2009
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      This updated document provides a list of 100 books and magazines which have been challenged due to their content between the years of 1989 and 2009.
    321. Freeman, Cameron: Guerrilla Tactics for Maximizing the Results of Your Media Campaign
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2001
      Strategy and tactics for successful media campaigns.
    322. Freeman, Sunny: NAFTA's Chapter 11 Makes Canada Most-Sued Country Under Free Trade Tribunals
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      According to a new study, Canada is the most-sued country under the North American Free Trade Agreement and a majority of the disputes involve investors challenging the country's environmental laws.
    323. Freeman-Maloy, Dan: Why is the Canadian Media Ignoring Evidence of 1948 Massacres?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The better part of a decade ago, I described the Toronto Star's Mitch Potter as "a canary in the mineshaft of liberal Canadian racism." A piece on 1948 Palestine published in a recent edition of the Toronto Star shows the canary very close to asphyxiating.
    324. Freeze, Colin; Dobby, Christine: NSA trying to map Rogers, RBC communications traffic, leak shows
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The U.S. National Security Agency has been trying to map the communications traffic of corporations around the world, and a classified document reveals that at least two of Canada’s largest companies are included.
    325. French, David: The Tragic Transgender Contagion
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Anguished parents note that entire peer groups seem determined to 'transition' together.
    326. Frese, Bill: Feral 'Roundup Ready' GM alfalfa goes wild in US West
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A USDA study shows that a GM alfalfa has gone wild in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This may explain GMO contamination incidents that have cost US growers and exporters millions of dollars - and it exposes the failure of USDA's 'coexistence' policy for GMOs and traditional crops.
    327. Frey, Chris: Revealed: how facial recognition has invaded shops – and your privacy
      New in store: facial recognition devices
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      Published: 2016
      Retailers are using ever more sophisticated software to watch how consumers shop.
    328. Fridell, Gavin: The Battle to Unionize Starbucks in Chile: an Interview with Andrés Giordano Salazar
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      After six years of intense battles, two strikes, a hunger strike, and four legal sentences for anti-union activities, Starbucks reluctantly agreed to sign a collective agreement with unionized workers in Chile in May 2015. This was a huge concession for the world’s largest coffee shop chain that has long aggressively fought off unionization efforts among its 150,000 workers in 64 countries.
    329. Friedel, Frederic: The remarkably talented Harmony Zhu
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      "Did you see the Canadian girl?" Garry Kasparov said to us. "Very impressive!". He was in Al Ain, paying a visit to the World Youth Championship, where a seven-year-old was dominating the under eight group. We check her out and found that Harmony Zhu is not just a great chess player. She is extremely talented in a completely different field – hint: nomen est omen... You will never guess!
    330. Friedersdorf, Conor: The Danger of Being Neighborly Without a Permit
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Three years ago, The Los Angeles Times published a feel-good story on the Little Free Library movement.The idea is simple: A book lover puts a box or shelf or crate of books in their front yard. Neighbours browse, take one, and return later with a replacement.
    331. Friedman, Ann: Gawker's so far successful experiment in making office chat public
      Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Article describing the events that led up to the creation of a space, called Disputations, where journalists and other newsroom members can share their opinions (often on unimportant topics).
    332. Friedman, Eli: China in Revolt
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Few in the West are aware of the drama unfolding in today’s “epicenter of global labor unrest.” A scholar of China exposes its tumultuous labor politics and their lessons for the Left.
    333. Friedman, Marsha: How to be a Print Reporter's Best Pick
      Resource Type: Article
      Understanding a journalist's needs means you can change your behaviour to grab thier attention.
    334. Friedman, Marsha: What is a 3-D Public Relations Campaign?
      Resource Type: Article
      What was a 3-D marketing model must now become a 4-D model to corporate social media. This is how you crate an effective 4-D marketing campaign
    335. Friedman, Marsha: Why Getting on a Show is So Important
      Resource Type: Article
      As people continue to hate advertisements and as the ability to skip thse advertisements become more acessible, companies are shifting thier advertising udget towards talk shows. Here's how to do it.
    336. Friedman, Sam: What Is the "Working Class"?
      Against The Current vol. 163
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      I used to hold up signs about “Workers Power” at demonstrations. I rarely do that any more. This is because almost no one understands what “workers power” might mean. They also do not know what “worker” means.
    337. Friesen, Carl: Media Relations as a Marketing Tool
      Resource Type: Article
      The first step to getting media attention is to make sure that reporters know about you.
    338. Froomkin, Dan: Only Edward Snowden Can Save James Bond
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Bond is doomed because early in the movie Spectre, the otherwise benevolent Q, muttering something about nanotechnology and microchips, injects him with "smart blood."
    339. Froomkin, Dan: Q&A: On the Untouchable 'Lords of Secrecy'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Horton, a lawyer, journalist and human rights advocate, makes the case in his book, Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Foreign Policy, that because the public is allowed to know so little, it has effectively been cut out of national security decisionmaking.
    340. Froomkin, Dan: Torture If You Must, But Do Not Under Any Circumstances Call the New York Times
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Monday’s guilty verdict in the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling on espionage charges -- for talking to a newspaper reporter -- is the latest milepost on the dark and dismal path Barack Obama has traveled since his inaugural promises to usher in a "new era of openness."
    341. Froomkin, Dan: U.N. Report Asserts Encryption as a Human Right in the Digital Age
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Encryption is not the refuge of scoundrels, as Obama administration law-enforcement officials loudly proclaim – it is an essential tool needed to protect the right of freedom of opinion and expression in the digital age, a new United Nations report concludes.
    342. Froomkin, Dan: Very Mention of Snowden's Name Makes Prosecutors Tremble
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has become such a powerful symbol of government overreach that federal prosecutors in a terror case in Chicago are asking the judge to forbid defense attorneys from even mentioning his name during trial, for fear that it would lead the jury to disregard their evidence.
    343. Froomkin, Dan; Vargas-Cooper, Natasha: The FBI Director's Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that would be laughable if they weren’t so tragic.
    344. Froomkin,Dan: The Computers are Listening
      How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Top-secret documents from the archive of Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.
    345. Fryett, Dave: Omar Barghouti And “Reverse” Racism
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
    346. Fuentes, Annette: Criminalizing Truancy
      Should Kids be Jailed for Skipping School?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      American jurisdictions are increasingly turning to the criminal justice system to deal with truancy. Students and parents are being fined, and in some cases jailed, for missing school.
    347. Fuentes, Federico: Bolivian reality versus the 'extractivism' debate
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Some left critics of progressive governments in South America point to differences between 'pro-extractivists' and 'anti-extractivists.' Federico Fuentes says that framework hinders real understanding of the issues.
    348. Fuher, Lili; Fatheuer, Thomas; Unmusig, Barbara: Green transformation is a political project, not an economic one
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      There is a need for public policy in order for green initiatives to be tangiblem in-depth projects.
    349. Fuller, Roslyn: Save the corporations… I mean children
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      When Save the Children chose to bestow the Global Legacy Award on Tony Blair, the charity inadvertently revealed the dark underbelly of NGO activity.
    350. Fulton, Deirdre: Energy Revolution Is Possible... And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Fewer than 800 of the world's wealthiest people could power half the world with 100 percent renewable energy within 15 years, report says.
    351. Fulton, Deirdre: Monsanto Crops Pushing Monarch Butterfly to Verge of Extinction
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Herbicide-resistant genetically modified crops have brought the iconic monarch butterfly to the brink of extinction, according to a new report by the Center for Food Safety.
    352. Fulton, Deirdre: 'Yes, I Lied': Vindicating Villagers, Star Chevron Witness Busted for Perjury
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Chevron has taken the people of Ecuador and the U.S. court system on a ride, full of lies, deliberate delay, and obstruction of justice, says Amazon Watch.
    353. Fundamedios: Bombs explode outside offices of two newspapers in Ecuador
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      This morning, Fundamedios condemned the explosion of two pamphlet bombs. One across the offices of the newspaper El Universo and the second at the entrance of the state-controlled newspaper, El Telégrafo. "We must condemn violence wherever it comes from."

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    1. Gabriel, Larry: The Cocaine-Contra-CIA Complex - Book Review
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      Dark Alliance. The CIA, the Contras and the Crack Cocaine Explosion by Gary Webb (New York: Seven Stories Press, 1998), Hardback $24.95.
    2. Gaffney, A. W.: How Class Kills
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.
    3. Gago, Osvaldo: Notes on digital activism
      Resource Type: Article
      A list of several ways for activists to use the internet to promote their cause. Topics include search engine optimization, analytics and online advertising.
    4. Gaist, Thomas: CIA planned rendition operation to kidnap Edward Snowden
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prepared to kidnap Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed illegal and unconstitutional mass spying by the National Security Agency (NSA), documents obtained by the Danish media outlet Denfri show.
    5. Galeano, Eduardo: The World Cup and the Corporatization of Soccer
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Huge global sporting contests, their boosters promise, will transform the nature of the host country. The billions South Africa poured into hosting the World Cup were touted by some as a form of development. The result? The month-long euphoria of the contests was followed by the hangover of dealing with an expensive unused or underused stadium infrastructure scattered across that developing country. Host countries pay FIFA for the privilege of hosting the competition, then foot the bill for most of the tournament, while FIFA takes most of the revenues.
    6. Galindo-Doucette, Evelyn: Inside El Salvador's Military Blacklist
      The Yellow Book
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The Yellow Book (Libro amarillo) is a 270 page document from 1987 that the National Security Archive in Washington DC made public on September 28th, 2014. The Yellow Book includes 1,975 photographs that the Salvadoran Armed Forces and the State Department of Intelligence of El Salvador used to catalogue people as “terrorists” and “enemies” of the state. The Yellow Book is the only military document that has been made public to this day.
    7. Galizia, Matthew Caruana; Carvajal, Rigoberto: Explore the Swiss Leaks Data
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Swiss Leaks project is based on a trove of almost 60,000 leaked files that provide details on over 100,000 HSBC clients and their bank accounts. Explore the data to see how different countries compare, and find out more about some of the clients of the bank.
    8. Galizia,Matthew Caruana;Cabra,Mar;Williams,Margot;Díaz-Struck,Emilia;Rudder,Hamish Boland: Explore the Documents: Luxembourg Leaks Database
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      ICIJ's Luxembourg Leaks investigation is based on a confidential cache of secret tax agreements approved by Luxembourg authorities, that provide tax-relief for more than 340 companies around the world. These private deals are legal in Luxembourg.
    9. Gallagher, Kevin: Fascinating insights on political communications
      Book Review of 'Political Columns: Behind the Scenes with Powerful People'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Bonner approaches each subject, some as a scientist, as he does when examining the first televised debate between Nixon and Kennedy, but ultimately as an artist who knows that there is much more to communication than the mechanics. He knows how to deliver a clear message and to make it believable.
    10. Gallagher, Peter: The Life and Death of Objective Peckham
      Stripped of British citizenship and killed by an American drone
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Documentation of the final years of Bilal el-Berjawi's life, a British-Lebanese citizen suspected of being a terrorist. The story raises questions about the British government's role in the targeted assassination of its citizens, and provides an insight into covert U.S. military actions.
    11. Gallagher, Peter: Researchers Find 'Astonishing' Malware Linked to NSA Spying
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Security researchers have uncovered highly sophisticated malware that is linked to a secret National Security Agency hacking operation.
    12. Gallagher, Royer: From Paris to Boston, Terrorists Were Already Known to Authorities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Whenever a terrorist attack occurs, it never takes long for politicians to begin calling for more surveillance powers. Officials in the United Kingdom and the United States have been among those arguing that more surveillance of Internet communications is necessary to prevent further atrocities.
    13. Gallagher, Ryan: Documents Reveal Canada's Secret Hacking Tactics
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Canada's electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries' infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world to gather intelligence, breaking into networks in Europe, Mexico, the Middle East and North Africa, the documents show.
    14. Gallagher, Ryan: Profiled
      From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track Web Users' Online Identities
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Amid a renewed push from the U.K. government for more surveillance powers, more than two dozen documents being disclosed by The Intercept reveal for the first time several major strands of GCHQ’s (Government Communications Headquarters) existing electronic eavesdropping capabilities.
    15. Gallagher, Ryan: Revealed: How DOJ Gagged Google over Surveillance of WikiLeaks Volunteer
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Obama administration fought a legal battle against Google to secretly obtain the email records of a security researcher and journalist associated with WikiLeaks.
    16. Gallagher, Ryan: Software that tracks people on social media created by defence firm
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Raytheon's Riot program mines social network data like a 'Google for spies', drawing ire from civil rights groups.
    17. Gallagher, Ryan: Thousands Join Legal Fight Against UK Surveillance — And You Can, Too
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Thousands of people are signing up to join an unprecedented legal campaign against the United Kingdom’s leading electronic surveillance agency.
    18. Gallagher, Ryan; Greenwald, Glenn: Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Canada's leading surveillance agency is monitoring millions of Internet users' file downloads in a dragnet search to identify extremists, according to top-secret documents. The covert operation taps into Internet cables and analyzes records of up to 15 million downloads daily from popular websites commonly used to share videos, photographs, music, and other files.
    19. Gallagher, Ryan; Hager, Nicky: Documents Shine Light on Shadowy New Zealand Surveillance Base
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The documents, revealed Saturday by the Sunday Star-Times in collaboration with The Intercept, show how closely New Zealand has worked with the NSA to maintain surveillance coverage of the region. The files also offer an unprecedented insight into the Waihopai base, exposing how it's been integrated into a global eavesdropping network.
    20. Gallagher, Ryan; Syal, Rejeev: Met police using surveillance system to monitor mobile phones
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2011
      Civil liberties group raises concerns over Met police purchase of technology to track public handsets over a targeted area.
    21. Gambino, Lauren: Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months ago.
    22. Gandolfo, Luisa: Gaza: water crisis grows as Israel targets essential infrastructure
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Israel's war on Gaza has seen the systematic and widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure essential for human survival. This represents an apparently deliberate 'cutting off of life support' to those that survive the bombardment now under way.
    23. Garcia, Laura: Javier Sicilia Calls Out to Alternative Media as a Force for Communication
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      At the 2012 School of Authentic Journalism, a poet reviews the first year of the movement against the drug war that he inspired.
    24. Gardner, Fred: Paula Broadwell, Whistleblower
      It's More Than a Sex Scandal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      We await the follow-up to Paula Broadwell’s assertion that two prisoners were being held at the CIA “annex” near the consulate in Benghazi at the time of the assault that left Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans dead.
    25. Gardner, Justin: How Cops Use 'Psychopaths and Liars' and Often Become Them to Achieve Their Goals
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Does using criminals or actually becoming them, justify the path to security? American law enforcement tends to think so.
    26. Gardyne, Allan: The Formula: How To Make A Video Go Viral
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Many people fail to realize that Youtube is also a social media platform. You use videos to get your message out and you read comments to get feedback and consumer interactivity.
    27. Garfinkle, Miriam; Deutsch, Judith; Abdul-Qadir, Reem; Santa Barbara, Joanna: Gaza: Health System in Collapse
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      The extremity of suffering in Gaza is little known in the West. Underlying the health emergency is the Israeli military's destruction of Gaza's basic infrastructure and Israel's closure of all Gaza's borders.
    28. Garfinkle, Miriam; Woolhouse, Susan: Porter's corporate interests can't be allowed to trump public health
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      We are concerned that it will be the children who live, study and play less than 300 metres from the current airport in the high-rises, the Waterfront school, Little Norway Park, the daycare and community centre who will be most affected by the addition of jets. Consider that landings and takeoffs generate the highest emissions and that peak airport periods coincide with times children walk to and from school.
    29. GARLOCK, Chris: Screening the Working Class
      Movies We Love About Workers, Work and the Workplace
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      List of movies featuring workers, work, and the workplace.
    30. Garrard, Chris: Fighting Big Oil's Cynical Arts Sponsorship
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      A growing movement is opposing fossil fuel industry sponsorship of the arts. Pop-up protests and performances denouncing Shell, BP and others are winning the popular vote.
    31. Garris, Eric: Google Disables All Ads on Antiwar.com (Updated)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
    32. Garrison, Laura Turner: 6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      An article about 6 female-led societies that thrive in the real world today.
    33. Garside, Juliette: Vodafone Reveals Existence of Secret Wires that Allow State Surveillance
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Wires allow agencies to listen to or record live conversations, in what privacy campaigners are calling a 'nightmare scenario'.
    34. Garton Ash, Timothy: When economists ignore the human factor, we all pay the price
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      The Guardian recently asked nine economists whether we’re heading for another global financial crash and they gave many different answers. Yet still we turn to economists as if they were physicists, armed with scientific predictions about the behaviour of the body economic. We consumers of economics, and economists themselves, need to be more realistic about what economics can do. More modesty on both the supply and the demand side of economics will produce better results.
    35. Garvey, John: The New Worker Organizing
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Many, perhaps most, worker center–based organizing projects focused on workers in low-wage jobs, are conducted with the active support and, often enough, leadership provided by a variety of community-based organizations—with support from one or more unions.
    36. Garza, Javier: World cup coverage highlights importance for Journalists' security
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Article detailing the trials and tribulations journalists faced leading to the start of the World Cup in Brazil, and calls for measures to improve conditions for mediapeople in the future.
    37. Gasper, Phill: Stephen Jay Gould: Dialectical Biologist
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2002
      Gould, the world’s leading expert on the evolution of Bahamian land snails, and one of the most influential evolutionary theorists of his generation, shared Engels’ enthusiasm for understanding the natural world dialectically – in other words, seeing it as made up of complex and dynamic interactive processes.
    38. Gaudiano, Brandon; Herbert, James: Can We Really Tap Our Problems Away?
      Thought Field Therapy is marked as an extraordinarily fast and effective body-tapping treatment
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Thought Field Therapy is marketed as an extraordinarily fast and effective body-tapping treatment for a number of psychological problems. However, it lacks even basic empirical support and exhibits many of the trappings of a pseudoscience.
    39. Gaudichaud, Franck: Where the conspiracies are real
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      US expansionism in Latin America, sometimes violent, sometimes discreet, played such a large role in shaping the history of the continent that many still see the "black hand" of Washington behind every obstacle faced by progressive governments.
    40. Gavlank, Dale; Ababneh, Yahya: Syrians in Ghouta Claim Saudi-Supplied Rebels Behind Chemical Attack
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Consider this: the only beneficiaries from the atrocity were the rebels, previously losing the war, who now have Britain and America ready to intervene on their side. While there seems to be little doubt that chemical weapons were used, there is doubt about who deployed them.
    41. Gaworecki, Mike: Confirmed: California Aquifers Contaminated With Billions Of Gallons of Fracking Wastewater
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It has now been revealed that California regulators with DOGGR permitted hundreds of wastewater injection wells and thousands more wells injecting fluids for 'enhanced oil recovery" into aquifers protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
    42. Gaworecki, Mike: Here's How To Craft A Winning Climate Message
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      A guide to fighting back against dirty energy industry spin when discussing the climate crisis. The Climate Solutions for a Stronger America messaging guide is based on data from a repeat national survey of likely voters. Researchers examined the data to determine how to successfully communicate climate issues and identified three top-performing messages.
    43. Gaworecki, Mike: Meet The Folks On The Front Lines Of Fracking In California
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      The oil and gas industry has worked very hard to push the narrative that fracking is completely safe, and that any opposition is led by a small group of full-time activists.
    44. Gaworecki,Mike: Chevron Whistleblower Videos Show Deliberate Falsification Of Evidence In Ecuador Oil Pollution Trial
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Chevron lost the lawsuit filed against the company by Indigenous villagers who say Texaco, which merged with Chevron, left hundreds of open, unlined pits full of toxic oil waste in the Amazon rainforest. Nevertheless, the company attempts to retry the case.
    45. Gazzaniga, Riccardo; Dieffenbach, Alexa Combs: The White Man in That Photo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Sometimes photographs deceive. Take this one, for example. It represents John Carlos and Tommie Smith's rebellious gesture the day they won medals for the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, and it certainly deceived me for a long time.
    46. Geary, Kate: Our Land, Our Lives
      Time Out On The Global Land Rush
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      In the past decade an area of land eight times the size of the UK has been sold off globally as land sales rapidly accelerate. This land could feed a billion people equivalent to the number of people who go to bed hungry each night. In poor countries, foreign investors have been buying an area of land the size of London every six days. With food prices spiking for the third time in four years, interest in land could accelerate again as rich countries try to secure their food supplies and investors see land as a good long-term bet.
    47. Gebhart, Gennie: How To Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Gmail and Google
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Instructions to enable two-factor authentication for improved security for users of Gmail and Google services.
    48. Geigner, Timothy: FBI Continues To Foil Its Own Devised Terrorist Plots
      Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
      Published: 2012
      It seems there's a new pattern showing itself every time I read a news report in which the FBI proudly announces it foiled a terrorist plot. That pattern goes something like this: hear that a huge explosion was averted and lives were saved, find out the plotter was an American citizen, find out he was under investigation by the FBI for several years, and then finally find out that it was the FBI that egged on the suspect and built his "bomb" for him. In other words, the only way these things could become less impressive is if the FBI actually decided to quit finding these loner folks to urge into violence and just built their own physical straw man to parade in front of the cameras.
    49. Geist, Michael: The Case Against Ratifying the TPP
      The Case Against Ratifying the Trans Pacific Partnership
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
    50. Gelder, Sarah Van: Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Sarah van Gelder interviewed Vandana Shiva, renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods.
    51. Gelderloos, Peter: The Nature of Police, the Role of the Left
      Learning From Ferguson
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Iit would be hard to deny that the police are a racist institution par excellence. They kill young Black, Latino, and Native people at a disproportionately higher rate than white youth, and the institution itself descended from the patrols created to capture fugitive slaves in the South and police urban immigrants in the North.
    52. Gendel, Morgan: The Inner Light
      Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 Episode 25
      Resource Type: Film/Video
      Published: 1992
      Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is struck with an energy beam from an alien probe. While minutes pass for the rest of the crew, Picard experiences 40 years as Kamin, a humanoid scientist whose planet is threatened by the nova of its sun.
    53. Gendin, Sidney; Bloom, Steve: Letter and Response on Mumia Abu-Jamal
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      STEVE BLOOM SUCCEEDS in making a very persuasive case in the January-February issue of Against the Current that the trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal was an outrage against justice.
    54. Genoni, Tom Jr.: Exploring Mind, Memory, and the Psychology of Belief
      Part II: Perception, Memory and the Courtroom
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1995
      So-called simple perceptions are anything but simple, and what we see is not always the true nature of reality. Perception is a creative act that involves not only the purely sensory apparatus of the brain but also such things as memory, emotion, and our hopes and fears.
    55. Gensler, Harry J.: Golden Rule Chronology
      Resource Type: Article
      This chronology gives some important events about the golden rule ("Treat others as you want to be treated").
    56. Genté, Régis: Kazakhstan's 99 per cent
      Protests by Kazakhstan's oil workers in 2011 were crushed, but anger remains over huge inequalities of income and lifestyle
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Kazakhstan could be among the world’s top 10 oil producers by 2020, but the Kazakhs who get the oil out of the ground don't benefit much from it. In May 2011 thousands of oil workers in western Kazakhstan began the biggest strikes since the country emerged from the breakup of the USSR.
    57. Genté, Régis; Rouy, Laurent: Ukraine: the practice of protest
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2005
      There was genuine, widespread rejection of the regime in Ukraine, but the mass demonstrations were still not spontaneous. They were backed by self-seeking organisations, both local and international.
    58. Gentleman, Amelia: Inside Halden, the most humane prison in the world
      Amelia Gentleman visits Halden, the high-security jail in Norway
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      A look into the flagship prison of Norway, where recidivism after two years is only 20%, and the focus is on rehabilitation rather than punishment.
    59. Gentleman, Amelia: The Mother Behind the Galway Children's Mass Grave Story
      'I Want to Know Who's Down There'
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It was amateur historian Catherine Corless's painstaking research that brought news of the children's mass grave in Tuam to the world's attention. She tells how her search for the truth turned her life upside-down.
    60. George, Laura C.: How to See if Your Images are Being Used on Other Websites
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      You just ran across your artwork, featured on a blog! Except, they hadn't told you they did it and you just happened to find out on your own. These situations are where my little image trick comes in handy. And it's free! Here’s the step-by-step.
    61. George, Rose: One latrine at a time
      Liberia's president is unusually frank as she agrees that toilets are fundamental to creating a healthier country
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Diarrhoea kills more children than HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined – and its main cause is food and water contaminated with human waste. Liberia's president is trying to change all that. Building latrines must be a key priority to promote health and sanitation.
    62. George, Susan: The Rise of the Illegitimate Authority of Transnational Corporations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Transnational corporations are demanding the right to what they call "competitiveness": lower taxes, control over lawmaking, and the right to sue governments for affecting profits. In her new book, Shadow Sovereigns: How Global Corporations are Seizing Power, Susan George shines a light on the secret corporate coalitions that are influencing critical government decisions and posing a direct threat to democracy.
    63. Geovanis, Chris: Aaron Swartz and the Assault on Open Information
      Malicious Government Prosecution
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The great corporate-supported push to hide essential, publicly funded information behind private firewalls and government secrecy, represents a breathtaking breach of the basic tenets of democracy.
    64. Gerard, Ryle: 100,000 Clients, $100 Billion: The Swiss Leaks Data
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The files at the foundation of the Swiss Leaks project are based on data secreted away by Hervé Falciani, a former HSBC employee-turned-whistleblower. He turned the data over to the French government in 2008 and its tax authority launched an investigation.
    65. German, Lindsey: Battle of the Somme: the horrific epitome of the first world war
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Thousands of men who went over the top that morning thought they would meet little resistance. 57,000 were dead or wounded by the end of the day.
    66. Gertel, Gil: The Zionist educator we should have listened to
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      At a time when Israel's education minister sees only Jews as moral, it is worth remembering a prominent Zionist educator who taught us that things could have turned out differently.
    67. Geybullayeva , Arzu: When They Lock Up the Truth: Khadija Ismayilova and the Latin America Connection
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Azerbaijan, a former Soviet country with remarkable oil and gas reserves has been controlled for decades by the Aliyev family.
    68. Ghani, Faras: Tharparkar: Pakistan's ongoing catastrophe
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      More than 1,500 children under the age of five have died in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan's Sindh province since 2011. Each year, as the death toll climbs, reports are sought, commissions created and emergency plans announced by the provincial government. But none of these seem able to stop the recurring problems plaguing this vast 20,000sq km district.
    69. Ghazal, Rym: The past belongs to everyone: British Library calls on public to help piece together history
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      As the British Library thrusts itself into the digital age, more than a million images from its archives are available online. And it wants the public's help to expand what is known about them.
    70. Ghosh, Surbir: Guilty Mileage
      How the Indian News Media Covered the Judgements in Two High Profile Cases
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      The last few years have seen a number of high-profile cases in Indian courts wherein the rich and mighty have been held guilty and sentenced to prison. The news media, in many cases, has been accused of conducting its own shadow trials. The news media coverage these court cases have derived has been phenomenal...
    71. Ghosh, Surbir: Where News Itself is a Category
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2008
      Highlighting the various reasons for the decline of quality news, Subir Ghosh says when business interests hold sway over all others, the basic tenets of journalism fall by the wayside. However, if people in the society want mature journalism, we ourselves have to mature too, he maintains.
    72. Ghosh, Surbir: Written off
      How the Indian Media Deals with its Freelance Journalists
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Most freelance journalists in India are perceived to be the stepchildren of the Indian news media. Though some indications are there, we want to come up with concrete numbers.
    73. Giambrone, Joe: In Defense of Free Speech
      It's Easier to Blame Bad Filmmakers Than to Address Massive War Crimes
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      The answer to speech you disagree with is … (drum roll) … MORE SPEECH.
    74. Gibbs, Katie; Houben, Adam; Hutchings, Jeff, Mooers, Arne, Trudeau, Vance L., Orihel, Diane: 'The Death of Evidence' in Canada: Scientists' Own Words
      Data distorted for 'propaganda' and other complaints against the Harper government made at last week's Ottawa rally
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
    75. Gibson, Connor: Koch Brothers View Universities As Propaganda Machines
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer’s new book, "Dark Money," includes details that bolster concerns publicized by UnKoch My Campus, and students and professors across the USA who have blown the whistle on Charles Koch’s co-optation of higher education programs. Universities are the spine of Charles Koch's lobbying model, which after four decades of finance has grown into an integrated network of professors, public relations agents, lobbyists, pundits, and politicians. Koch foundations started investing in campuses at an exponential pace, starting with just seven campuses in 2005.
    76. Gibson, Rich: The Wars on Vietnam
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In the past month, the Pentagon, PBS, and the for-profit press took a three pronged approach to the Vietnam Wars: (1) praise the returned troops and promote the notion of a home-country stab in the back; (2) highlight the evacuees and the US heroes of the April ‘75 evacuations; and (3) focus on the post-war babylift and the Vietnamese babies now grown up.
    77. Gibson, Robert; Channing, Taylor: Here's how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Documenting the corruption of the U.S. political system.
    78. Gies, Heahter: OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing 'Trade' Under the TPP?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal with proven tendency to favor corporate interests over arguments for protecting national sovereignty, the environment, and human rights.
    79. Gilbert, Chris: What's Really Happening in Venezuela?
      Shadows of the Weimar Republic
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      An analysis of the 2014 civil unrest in Venezuela.
    80. Gilbertson, Tamra; Reyes, Oscar: What's at stake in Copenhagen
      The crucial debates at Copenhagen
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Tere is no chance of achieving binding greenhouse gas reductions within the current framework for an agreement. Instead the problem is being redefined to fit the business-as-usual assumptions of neoliberal economics.
    81. Gilchrist, Emma: 'It's a New Day': Why Environmentalists Need to Change Their Strategy Under Trudeau Government
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Now that Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have taken the helm, advocates have high hopes for a course correction on the environment and energy files. But after nearly a decade of working under hostile conditions, environmentalists need to make a course correction of their own if they want to effectively influence public policy, experts say.
    82. Gilchrist, Emma: 'It's No Longer About Saying No': How B.C.'s First Nations Are Taking Charge With Tribal Parks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      On June 26, 2014, the Tsilhqot’in Nation's 25-year court battle came to an end when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled the nation holds title to approximately 1,900 square kilometres of its traditional territory.
    83. Gill, Lesley; Ross, Norbert: What's Class Got to Do With It?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      Unsettled by Donald Trump's bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in the experience and behaviour of the white-working class, the bedrock of Trump support.
    84. Gillam, Carey: Food industry must get behind 'right to know' on GMO
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The citizens 'right to know' campaign about GMOs has put the food industry on the defensive, big time. But that only creates the impression they have something to hide. if GMOs are as great as they claim, they should be only too glad. It's time they switched sides and got with the people they feed.
    85. Gillespie, Sarah: Gaza, Israel and 'Human Shields'
      The People Putting Innocents in Danger are the Israelis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      What does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the Second World War, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow solder locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others.
    86. Gillison, Douglas; Turse, Nick; Syed, Moiz: The Network
      Leaked Data Reveals How the U.S. Trains Vast Numbers of Foreign Soldiers and Police With Little Oversight
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
    87. Gillmor, Dan: Why I'm Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft
      I'm putting more trust in communities than corporations
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Gillmor discusses how we are losing control over the technology tools that once promised equal opportunity in speech and innovation.
    88. Giordane, Al: John Kerry and Me
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      Experiences in community organizing and electoral organizing.
    89. Giordano, Al: Authentic journalism: weapon of the people
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2010
      The path out of the crises wrought by commercial journalism opens when citizens steal back the mission that big media claimed but failed to do: Honest, coherent storytelling.
    90. Giordano, Al: From the Ashes of Dying Newspapers Will Come Authentic News
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Every time a daily newspaper of the obsolete model lays off another round of reporters, more of them come to us to study and learn the craft anew from this very different and opposite angle: from below, as opposed to the top down model that encrusted around them and doomed the previous version of their careers. Truth is, there is a direct correlation between the space in the media sphere that gets freed up every time a daily newspaper loses circ or dies and the increased reach that we and others have as we replace them with a better more people-powered model. So don't mourn the American daily newspaper. Anything you liked about it will continue but from a different set of new media. The time will come when one or more of those publications, or a new one yet to come in the US, will turn to the models that work for the daily Por Esto! or El Libertador or others South of the border, kissing their slavish dependence on advertisers goodbye and throwing their lot in, instead, with the larger multitudes of society.
    91. Giordano, Al: Hollywood's Gary Webb Movie and the Message that Big Media Couldn't Kill
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Gary's email arrived quite by surprise. I knew about his Dark Alliance series, five years prior, documenting the CIA's trafficking of cocaine to fund paramilitary squads in Central America. I also knew he had been pummeled by corporate media and had lost his job over it. "They're trying to turn you into me," he said, “but you can win because you don't have a boss who can sell you out."
    92. Giordano, Al: The Last American Newspaper
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Nostalgia is a particularly Bostonian pastime, and now almost anyone who ever set foot in that city over the past half-decade has another trigger for melancholy. The Boston Phoenix is dead, boys and girls. The Phoenix wasn’t merely the newspaper where I worked in my thirties. It was the place that gave me the time, space and freedom to evolve into who I would become for the rest of my life.
    93. Giordano, Al: Life Inside of the Song of History with Pete Seeger
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Remembering Pete Seeger, his music, and his impact.
    94. Giordano, Al: Mandela's Paradoxes Made His Journey Even Greater
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Mandela was in it to win it. He sought concrete, historic and “big” change, knew that it could not be achieved without the support of public opinion, and proved expertly flexible in, through trial and error, discovering what worked and what did not work, and embracing what did work.
    95. Giordano, Al: The Medium is The Middleman: For a Revolution Against Media
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1997
      Media now controls a new economic order: one that has supplanted governments, churches and productive industry to impose a mediating tyranny over people and our Daily Lives.
    96. Giordano, Al: The Mexican Student Movement Is Younger & Faster than "Occupy"
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2012
      It has been decades since I have seen any march of this size include a pledge by participants with that much discipline and awareness that the march is about influencing public opinion (in other words, not about "us" but about everyone). It reminds more of the guidelines from the victorious struggles of Ghandi to win independence from colonial rule in India, the civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s and the anti-nuclear movement of the 70s.
    97. Giordano, Al: Tomorrow on NY Radio We'll Be Dropping a Bomb on Facebook
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      I've been asked to speak for Narco News and the nonprofit Fund for Authentic Journalism, and I'll announce that we're taking our 27,000+ Facebook users to Tsu as our response to Facebook and Instagram owner Mark Zuckerberg banning links to his upstart competitor last weekend.
    98. Giordano, Al: What Some US Reporters Don't Get About Brazil and the Honduras Crisis
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Clueless desk editors like those at the New York Times titled these conflicts "Riots in Honduras." But you don't need to be able to understand Spanish to see and hear that, distinct from rioters, the young people of the neighborhood that came out and violated the military curfew to defend their neighborhood from this police invasion know and have memorized complicated political slogans and rhymes which they chanted in unison. "Riots" are disorganized explosions. This neighborhood, and others like it, however, have been forced by the realities of the coup to organize themselves to a greater extent than ever before.
    99. Giroux, Henry: America's Descent Into Madness
      The Politics of Cruelty
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      The mainstream media spins stories that are largely racist, violent, and irresponsible. Anti-public intellectuals promotes a culture of consumerism.
    100. Giroux, Henry A.: The Corporate Stranglehold on Education
      Is Higher Education in Need of a Moral Bailout?
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      Rather than challenge the economic irresponsibility, ecological damage, and human suffering, and culture of cruelty unleashed by free market fundamentalism, higher education appears to be one of its staunchest defenders, uncritically embracing a view of itself based on a market model of the academy.
    101. gjohnsit: Dominican Republic to be 'Socially Cleaned' in two days
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      In two days about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism. At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans. According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.
    102. Gladu, Jean Paul: Aboriginal Entrepreneurs: The Under-Reported Story of This Generation
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses were front and centre for me this past November as the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) launched a unique research study as part of our 2013-14 Aboriginal Business Survey.
    103. Glaser, John: US: Offensive Cyber-Warfare is Illegal... Unless We Do It
      Resource Type: Unclassified
      Published: 2013
      The US government declares that cyberwarfare directed against the US would be an act of war -- and, oh, by the way, that it is agressively engaged in cyberwarfare against foreign countries.
    104. Glavin, Terry: Anti-War Movement's Strange Allies: Hard Line Islamists
      Canada's progressive Muslims wonder why left would embrace theocrats
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2006
      Canada's anti-war movement has become not only the primary vehicle for an obscure, formerly left-wing group that attacks anyone who opposes Shariah courts in Canada, it's also now the main source of public respectability for a Toronto think-tank that advocates for the establishment of theocracies that hang gay people.
    105. Glazebrook, Daniel: Deadliest Terror in the World: The West's Latest Gift to Africa
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Nigeria's Boko Haram are now officially the deadliest terror group in the world. That they have reached this position is a direct consequence of Cameron and Co's war on Libya - and one that was perhaps not entirely unintended.
    106. Glennon, Patrick: "Listen, Yankee!": Tom Hayden Captures Absurdity of Cuban Embargo
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      The US embargo of Cuba, like a bad hangover from the Cold War, has lingered on for far too long. After decades of bingeing on the country's particularly potent brand of anticommunism, the nation's ruling elite has found it near impossible to kick its predilection for holding Cuba to a higher standard than it does for putative US allies and, for that matter, the United States itself.
    107. Global Voices: The Biggest Threat to Mexican Journalists Aren't Drug Cartels Anymore
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Northern Mexico and the drug cartels have dangerous reputations; especially for journalists. This should come to a surprise to no one. This year, however, the danger seems to have shifted in both location and source. Of the six journalists that were killed in Mexico this year, all of them were killed in the south; most likely at the hands of police officers and politicians.
    108. Global Witness: How many more
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      New report shows killings of environmental activists are increasing, with indigenous communities hardest hit. Global Witness shines a spotlight on Honduras - the most dangerous country to be an environmental defender.
    109. Goeden, Gerry: What Will the World Inherit From GE Salmon?
      Uncharted Waters
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      It’s true; about 50 percent of the fish we eat are farmed. There is good reason for this as, one by one, the world’s commercial fisheries collapse through overfishing. According to FAO (2010), 70% of the world’s large commercial fisheries have either failed or are not far from it.
    110. Goines, Lisa; Hagler, Louis: Noise Pollution: A Modern Plague
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2007
      Environmental noise pollution, a form of air pollution, is a threat to health and well-being. It is more severe and widespread than ever before, and it will continue to increase in magnitude and severity because of population growth, urbanization, and the associated growth in the use of increasingly powerful, varied, and highly mobile sources of noise. It will also continue to grow because of sustained growth in highway, rail, and air traffic, which remain major sources of environmental noise. The potential health effects of noise pollution are numerous, pervasive, persistent, and medically and socially significant.
    111. Goita, Mamadou: Advancing Food Sovereignty to Transform Economies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      Food sovereignty can transform local, national, and regional markets to support countries’ domestic economies and allow us to create wealth, both in production and knowledge.
    112. Goldacre, Ben: What the Tamiflu Saga tells us about Drug Trials and Big Pharma
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      We now know the government's Tamiflu stockpile wouldn't have done us much good in the event of a flu epidemic. But the secrecy surrounding clinical trials means there's a lot we don't know about other medicines we take, says Ben Goldacre.
    113. Goldenberg, Suzanne: CO2 Emissions are Being 'Outsourced' by Rich Countries to Rising Economies
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Greenhouse gas output of China and elsewhere is increased by making goods that are then used in the US and Europe.
    114. Goldenberg, Suzanne: Fracking hell: what it's really like to live next to a shale gas well
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Nausea, headaches and nosebleeds, invasive chemical smells, constant drilling, slumping property prices – welcome to Ponder, Texas, where fracking has overtaken the town.
    115. Goldenberg, Suzanne: Season of dread returns as Haiti awaits devastating hurricane season
      Decades of deforestation left the Carribbean island defenceless against last year's catastrophic hurricanes. But Haiti hopes attempts to sav
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2009
      An examination of the continuing effects of recent hurricanes on the economy and ecology of Haiti.
    116. Goldenberg, Suzanne: Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science.
    117. Goldfield, Michael: Black Liberation, Working-Class Unity, and the Popular Front: A Reply to Mel Rothenberg
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 1999
      MEL ROTHENBERG HAS written a generous review of my book The Color of Politics, (Against the Current 75, July/ August 1998), in which he praises and succinctly summarizes certain of my key arguments. For this I am, of course, grateful. On one issue, however, Rothenberg draws conclusions with which I wish to disassociate myself, conclusions that I believe do not flow from my writing or analysis. The issue concerns his assertion about the importance and salutary effect of popular front approaches...
    118. Goldner, Loren: A Hollowed-Out Keynesian Warfare State
      American Democracy Today and Historically
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2003
      The Democratic Party today is a party of corporate lawyers. Forty years ago, it was still rooted in local urban political machines and in the unions. A similar gap has arisen between the business elite that controls the Republican Party and the small-town lower-middle class constituency that supports the Republican "cultural agenda" of a backlash against "permissiveness", as on the abortion issue, or the separation of church and state. The entire official political system is mobilized with a "hard" Hobbesian edge against the "social": the program is to close factories, close schools, close hospitals, build prisons.
    119. Goldner, Loren: Multiculturalism or World Culture?
      On a "Left"-Wing Response to Contemporary Social Breakdown
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2000
      Post-modernists are profoundly bored by any questions of economics and technology which cannot be connected to cultural differences. The implicit agenda of the multiculturalists is to present the values associated with intensive capitalist accumulation as "white male", so "non-white" peoples such as Japanese or Koreans who currently embody those values with a greater fervour than most "whites" are ignored.
    120. Goldner, Loren: Philip Mirowski, Never Let A Serious Crisis Go To Waste (Book Review)
      How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown (Verso, 2013)
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2013
      Philip Mirowski has written an important book, one well worth reading. Both an economist and an historian/philosopher of science, Mirowski is unusual in being highly attuned to the purging (long ago) of both economic history and the history of economic thought from the Anglo-American academic “economics” curriculum.
    121. Goldner, Loren: The Russian Revolution Revisited - Review
      Against The Current vol. 161
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2102
      A review of 'The October Revolution in Prospect and Retrospect: Interventions in Russian and Soviet History' by John Eric Marot.
    122. Goldstein, Joseph: Old New York Police Surveillance Is Found, Forcing Big Brother Out of Hiding
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2016
      From the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, police surveillance of political organizations in New York was extensive enough to require more than half a million index cards, simply to catalog and cross-reference the many dossiers. But over the ensuing decades, the dossiers themselves were presumed missing or lost. Police Department lawyers said they had no idea where the files had gone.

      Now, a significant portion of the missing files have been discovered during what the city said on Thursday was a routine inventory of a Queens warehouse, where archivists found 520 brown boxes of decades-old files, believed to be the largest trove of New York Police Department surveillance records from the era.
    123. Goli, Ammar: The Organised Suppression of Kurdish Journalists in Iran
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2015
      It has been nearly 120 years since the first Kurdish newspaper, 'Kordestan' was published – a publication which did not in come into existence here in Kurdistan, but in exile in Egypt, its later life being in Europe. In 1909, 'Kordestan' was banned from publishing by the Ottoman Empire. Despite the ban being placed over a century ago, with its founders and journalists having been arrested and prosecuted, it seems that even today the fate of Kurdish journalism is intertwined with that of 'Kordestan'.
    124. Golinger, Eva: The Dirty Hand of the National Endowment for Democracy in Venezuela
      Agents of Destabilization
      Resource Type: Article
      Published: 2014
      Anti-government protests in Venezuela that seek regime change have been led by several individuals and organizations with close ties to the US government. The National Endowment for Democracy “NED” and the US Age