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  • Abandoning the public interest – The neo-liberal drive to cut red tape is costing lives. Exposing the hidden costs of deregulation and privatization. Available in French Available in Spanish
  • On Self-Determination – Does ‘the right to self-determination’ actually mean anything, or is it an empty slogan whose main use is that it relieves us of the trouble of thinking critically? Available in French Available in Spanish
  • Dances with Guilt: Looking at Men Looking at Violence – When we throw around indiscriminate terms like ‘male violence’ and give credence to theories that men are inherently violent, we slander men who are not violent and perpetuate the stereotype that to be a man is to be violent. Available in French Available in Spanish
  • One Vote for Democracy – The ‘consensus’ model of group decision-making rarely works well. The democratic model is better both in principle and in practice. Available in French Available in Spanish
  • Medicare Myths and Realities – Medicare’s opponents have launched a sustained ideological attack on medicare. Their propaganda relies on myths and misrepresentations.
  • The Iraq Crisis in Context – A rogue state, heavily armed with weapons of mass destruction, openly contempuous of international law and the United Nations, plunges the world into crisis. Available in Greek Available in French Available in Spanish
  • Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario's Environmental Cutbacks – A story about fanaticism and death: How a neo-conservative government gutted health and environmental protection polices, leading to the Walkerton water disaster. Available in French Available in Spanish
  • Capital Punishment – The cold-blooded killing of a human being is horrifying. The existence of capital punishment make us all complicit in killing, and degrades us as a society. Available in French Available in Spanish
  • Anarchism vs. Marxism – Anarchist critiques of Marxism typically reveal a lack of knowledge of what Karl Marx actually wrote, resulting in sterile denunciations of a straw-man opponent. Available in Spanish
  • What Do We Do Now? Building a social movement in the aftermath of Free Trade – 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. Available in French Available in Spanish
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  • When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
  • – Mark Twain
  • Whenever a particular freedom is put in question, freedom in general is put in question.
  • – Karl Marx

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The shadow which haunts the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will come to realize that they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless, then the whole edifice which they support is in danger of collapse.
Against All Odds

Apologists for censorship invariably profess noble motives. They tell us that of course they are in favour of freedom of speech ‘in principle’ – then they go on to explain that ‘the greater good’ requires denying freedom of speech to people whose views they dislike.
Free speech for me – you shut up

Metcalfe Street - Photo by Ulli Diemer

Quote

  • Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
  • – Aldous Huxley

  • I didn’t really say everything I said.
  • – Yogi Berra

Radical Digressions Subject Index

Below are links to a few of the top subject index pages for this website. The list includes links to articles I have written as well as to publications I have edited. There is some duplication because some articles appear in more than one publication/website.
The short list of topics should be sufficient for most purposes, but if you wanted a more detailed subject index, further down the page your will find a much more comprehensive list of hundreds of subject headings.

Anarchism
Bullshit
Capital Punishment
Censorship
Chess
Consensus Decision-making
Democratization
Free Speech
Guilt
Identity Politics
Left Parties
Libertarian Socialism
Marxism
Medicare
Men’s Issues
Neo-Liberalism
New Democratic Party (NDP)
Public Safety
Self-Determination
Socialism
Revolution



Community Organizing

  1. Bain Co-op Meets Wages for Housework
    A political thriller
  2. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 4 - December 1982 - Housing
  3. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change
  4. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change
  5. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  6. Connexions Annual 1994
    A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
  7. The Connexions Annual: Introductions to the directory & its sections
  8. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
  9. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  10. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  11. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  12. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  13. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  14. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook
  15. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook
  16. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
  17. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
    Organizing
  18. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
    Elections
  19. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
    Climate Change and Social Change
  20. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
    Working class organizing
  21. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion
  22. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
  23. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
    Public Transit
  24. Seven News



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