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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
  • Ten Health Care Myths – 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

Topic Index

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"A" Topics

  1. Abolition of the State
  2. Aboriginal Self-Government
  3. Abortion
  4. Abortion Rights
  5. Academic Freedom
  6. Access to Services
  7. Accidents
  8. Activism/Radicalism
  9. Affection
  10. Africa/History
  11. Aggression
  12. Air Traffic
  13. Air Travel
  14. Airport Noise
  15. Airport Planning
  16. Airports
  17. Al Qaeda
  18. Alternative Media
  19. Alternative Newsletters
  20. Alternative Papers
  21. Alternatives
  22. Altruism
  23. Anarchism
  24. Anarchism/Critiques
  25. Anti-Authoritarianism
  26. Anti-Capitalism
  27. Anti-Democratic Ideologies & Structures
  28. Anti-Imperialism
  29. Anti-Intellectualism
  30. Anti-Marxism
  31. Anti-Semitism
  32. Apartheid
  33. Arab/Israeli Issues
  34. Arms Race
  35. Arms Reduction Strategies
  36. Atheism
  37. Authority
  38. Automobiles

"B" Topics

  1. Bathurst Heights
  2. Bil'in Village
  3. Birds
  4. Birdwatching
  5. Black History & Identity
  6. Blogs/Blogging
  7. Bombing
  8. Book Publishing
  9. Book Publishing/History of
  10. British History
  11. Broadcast Policy & Regulation
  12. Broadcasting
  13. Building Standards
  14. Bureaucracy

"C" Topics

  1. Canada
  2. Canada Health Act
  3. Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  4. Canadian Books
  5. Canadian Health Care Myths
  6. Canadian Nationalism
  7. Canadian Politics
  8. Canadian Sovereignty
  9. Capital Punishment
  10. Capital Punishment Debate
  11. Capitalism
  12. Censorship
  13. Change
  14. Chemical Spills
  15. Chemical Waste Disposal
  16. Chemicals
  17. Chess
  18. Child Abuse Prevention
  19. Children
  20. Chinese History
  21. Chomsky, Noam
  22. Christian Media
  23. Cities
  24. Citizen Involvement
  25. Civil Liberties
  26. Civil Unrest
  27. Civil Wars
  28. Civility
  29. Class
  30. Class Analysis
  31. Class Conflict/Class Struggle
  32. Class Consciousness
  33. Coalition Building
  34. Coalitions
  35. Collective Action
  36. Collectives
  37. Colonialism
  38. Colonies/Dutch
  39. Communism
  40. Communist Movement & Parties
  41. Communist Regimes/Europe
  42. Communities
  43. Community Empowerment
  44. Community Group Funding
  45. Community Involvement
  46. Community Leadership
  47. Community Organizing
  48. Community Services
  49. Conflict of Interest
  50. Conflict Resolution
  51. Connexions
  52. Consensus Decision Making
  53. Contaminants
  54. Contaminated Sites
  55. Contradiction
  56. Control Systems
  57. Co-operative Housing
  58. Co-operatives
  59. Corporate Accountability
  60. Corporate Agenda
  61. Corporate Culture
  62. Corporate Ethics
  63. Corporate Governance
  64. Corporate Media
  65. Corporations
  66. Corporations/Influence on Government
  67. Correctional Institutions
  68. Corruption
  69. Crime
  70. Crime Prevention
  71. Crime & Punishment
  72. Crimes Against Humanity
  73. Criminal Justice System
  74. Criminal Law
  75. Critical Thinking
  76. Cuba
  77. Cuba-United States Relations
  78. Cultural Preservation
  79. Cutbacks

"D" Topics

  1. Decision-Making
  2. Decriminalization/Drugs
  3. Democracy
  4. Democratic Movements
  5. Democratic Socialism
  6. Democratic Values
  7. Democratization
  8. Deregulation
  9. Design
  10. Design Theory
  11. Dialectics
  12. Dictatorship
  13. Diemer, Ulli
  14. Diet
  15. Digital Archiving
  16. Digitization
  17. Direct Action
  18. Disarmament
  19. Disaster Response
  20. Disasters
  21. Discrimination
  22. Dissent
  23. Diversity
  24. Divide and Conquer
  25. Double Standards
  26. Drinking Water
  27. Drinking Water Protection
  28. Drug Trafficking

"E" Topics

  1. East Timor
  2. Eastern Europe
  3. Eastern Europe/Politics
  4. E. Coli
  5. Economic Alternatives
  6. Economic Justice
  7. Economics/Free Market
  8. Education
  9. Education Financing
  10. Education/Provincial Issues
  11. Education Reform
  12. Elections
  13. Electoral Reform
  14. Elite Panic
  15. Emancipation
  16. Emergency Care
  17. Emissions Credits
  18. Emissions Trading/Carbon Trading
  19. Entrepreneurs/Entrepreneurship
  20. Environment & Agriculture
  21. Environment & Health
  22. Environmental Emergencies
  23. Environmental Impact/Animal Industry
  24. Environmental Issues
  25. Environmental Legislation
  26. Environmental Monitoring
  27. Environmental Protection
  28. Environmental Standards
  29. Equality
  30. Erotica
  31. Ethics
  32. Ethnic Nationalism
  33. Ethnic Rights
  34. Etiquette
  35. European History

"F" Topics

  1. Federal Elections
  2. Federal Health Policies
  3. Feminism
  4. Feminism & Religion
  5. Food
  6. Food Inspection
  7. Food Issues
  8. Food Poisoning
  9. Food Safety
  10. Footwear
  11. Frames
  12. Framing Issues
  13. Free Association
  14. Free Enterprise
  15. Free Speech
  16. Free Trade
  17. Free Trade/Effects of
  18. Freedom
  19. Freedom from Religion
  20. Freedom of Expression
  21. French History
  22. Funding Sources
  23. Fundraising

"G" Topics

  1. Gay & Lesbian History
  2. Gay/Lesbian Issues
  3. Gaza Strip
  4. Generalized Self-Management
  5. German History
  6. Ghettos
  7. Global Climate Change
  8. Government Assistance Programs
  9. Government Budgets
  10. Government Debt/Deficits
  11. Government Downsizing
  12. Government Grants
  13. Government/Public Sector
  14. Green Movement
  15. Gros Morne National Park, NF
  16. Groundwater
  17. Group Meetings
  18. Guilt
  19. Gun Control
  20. Gun Laws/Rights

"H" Topics

  1. Hate
  2. Hate Speech
  3. Health Care
  4. Health Care Access
  5. Health Care Cost Containment
  6. Health Care Costs
  7. Health Care Costs/Comparative Systems
  8. Health Care Delivery
  9. Health Care Ethics
  10. Health Care Funding
  11. Health Care in Canada
  12. Health Care in Ontario
  13. Health Care in the U.S.
  14. Health Care Privatization
  15. Health & Class
  16. Health Determinants
  17. Health Insurance
  18. Health Policy
  19. Health & Safety
  20. Health & Safety/Policy & Legislation
  21. Health/Social Justice Issues
  22. Health Sources
  23. Hegemony
  24. Helicopters
  25. High Technology
  26. High Technology Industries
  27. Historians
  28. Historical Records
  29. Historical Sources
  30. History
  31. History/Archives
  32. History/Canadian
  33. History of Capitalism
  34. History of Political Thought
  35. Honour Killings
  36. Hospitals
  37. Housing
  38. Housing Costs
  39. Human Nature
  40. Human Rights
  41. Human Rights Abuses
  42. Human Rights/International
  43. Human Rights/Policy & Legislation
  44. Human Rights Violations
  45. Humour
  46. Hungary
  47. Hurricanes

"I" Topics

  1. Identity Politics
  2. Ideological Cliches
  3. Ideology
  4. Image
  5. Image Marketing
  6. Immigrants to Canada
  7. Imperialism
  8. Incarceration
  9. Inclusion
  10. Indonesia
  11. Information Technologies Industries
  12. Insurance/Health Services
  13. Inter-City Transit
  14. International Law
  15. International Relations
  16. Internationalism
  17. Intervention
  18. Intimacy
  19. Iraq
  20. Iraq/Media Coverage
  21. Israel
  22. Israeli Apartheid (Hafrada)
  23. Israeli Military
  24. Israeli Politics
  25. Israeli Settlements
  26. Italian History

"J" Topics

  1. Jews
  2. Journalism Ethics
  3. Justice System

"K" Topics

  1. Killings by Police
  2. Kyrgyzstan

"L" Topics

  1. Labour History
  2. Labour Movement
  3. Labour Unions
  4. Lake Erie
  5. Language and Immigration
  6. Language Learning
  7. Law Enforcement
  8. Lead Pollution
  9. Lebanon
  10. Left, The
  11. Left History
  12. Leninism
  13. Liberalism
  14. Libertarian Politics
  15. Libertarian Socialism
  16. Libertarian Socialist Collective
  17. Libertarianism
  18. Libraries
  19. Libraries/Archives
  20. Lifestyle Alternatives
  21. Lincoln, Abraham
  22. Listeria
  23. Literacy
  24. Literacy Programs
  25. Literacy Publications
  26. Local Government
  27. Logic
  28. Long Point, Ontario
  29. Looting
  30. Luxemburg, Rosa
  31. Lying

"M" Topics

  1. Majority Rule
  2. Mammals
  3. Management
  4. Manifestos
  5. Manipulation
  6. Manuals & Handbooks for Activists & Organizers
  7. Market Economy
  8. Marx, Karl
  9. Marxism
  10. Marxism Overviews
  11. Marxist Humanism
  12. Mass Action
  13. Meat Hygiene
  14. Meat Industry
  15. Media
  16. Media Analysis & Criticism
  17. Media Awareness
  18. Media Bias
  19. Media Coverage
  20. Media Coverage/Asia
  21. Media Coverage/Labour
  22. Media Coverage/Middle East
  23. Media Coverage/Minorities
  24. Media Interviews
  25. Media Ownership
  26. Media Relations
  27. Media Relations Tools
  28. Media Releases
  29. Medical Insurance
  30. Medicare
  31. Meetings
  32. Men
  33. Militarism
  34. Military Psychology
  35. Milk
  36. Milk/Health Concerns
  37. Minority Rule
  38. Miracles
  39. Monogamy
  40. Morality
  41. Multiculturalism
  42. Municipal Politics
  43. Murder
  44. Muslim Communities
  45. Muslims
  46. Mutinies

"N" Topics

  1. Narratives
  2. Nationalism
  3. Nation-State
  4. Natural Heritage
  5. Nature
  6. Neoconservativism
  7. Neo-Liberalism
  8. New Democratic Party (NDP)
  9. New Hogtown Press
  10. Newfoundland & Labrador
  11. News Bias
  12. News Coverage
  13. News Management/Control
  14. News Releases
  15. Newspapers
  16. Noise Pollution
  17. Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
  18. Non-monogamy
  19. Non-violence
  20. North American History
  21. Nutrition
  22. Nutrition Trends

"O" Topics

  1. Obscenity
  2. Occupied Territories
  3. One-State Solution
  4. Online Archives
  5. Online Journalism
  6. Ontario Environment
  7. Ontario Government
  8. Open Marriage
  9. Organizational Question
  10. Organizations & Movements formed 1950-1979
  11. Organizing

"P" Topics

  1. Palestine
  2. Palestine/Occupation
  3. Palestinians
  4. Parenting
  5. Parking
  6. Peace
  7. Peace Movement
  8. Peacebuilding
  9. People's History
  10. Persons Born 1800-1899
  11. Pesticide Safety
  12. Pesticides
  13. Philippines
  14. Piracy/Entertainment Products
  15. Pluralism
  16. Point Pelee
  17. Police
  18. Police Misconduct
  19. Police Powers
  20. Police Raids
  21. Policing
  22. Political Advocacy
  23. Political Alternatives
  24. Political Correctness
  25. Political Participation
  26. Political Parties
  27. Political Personalities
  28. Political Prisoners/Prisoners of Conscience
  29. Political Programs
  30. Political Representation
  31. Political Repression
  32. Politics
  33. Politics & Media
  34. Politics/Rhetoric/Reality
  35. Pollution
  36. Pollution Credits
  37. Pornography
  38. Post-Modernism
  39. Power
  40. Preservation
  41. Preventive Health Care
  42. Preventive Medicine
  43. Prison Reform
  44. Prisoners
  45. Prisons
  46. Private Clinics
  47. Private Health Care
  48. Privatization
  49. Product Design
  50. Product Safety
  51. Programs, Strategies, Manifestos
  52. Progressive Politics
  53. Pro-Life Issues
  54. Propaganda
  55. Proportional Representation
  56. Prostitution
  57. Prostitution Laws
  58. Protest
  59. Provincial Politics
  60. Pseudoradicalism
  61. Psychopathy/Psychopaths
  62. Psychotherapy
  63. Public Affairs
  64. Public Dialogue
  65. Public Health
  66. Public Health Inspectors
  67. Public Housing
  68. Public Interest
  69. Public Ownership
  70. Public Safety
  71. Public Sector
  72. Public Sector/Privatization
  73. Publicity
  74. Publicity for Non-Profits
  75. Publishers
  76. Publishing
  77. Publishing Industry in Canada

"Q" Topics

  1. Quality Standards
  2. Quebec Partition
  3. Quebec Separatism

"R" Topics

  1. Race & Class
  2. Race Relations/Racism
  3. Radical Political Theory
  4. Radicalism
  5. Railway Safety
  6. Reading
  7. Reading & Writing
  8. Reference Books
  9. Reference Sources
  10. Reference Sources/Chronologies
  11. Refugees/Right of Return
  12. Regulatory Affairs
  13. Regulatory Compliance
  14. Regulatory Law
  15. Religion
  16. Religion & Society
  17. Religious Broadcasting
  18. Religious Criticism
  19. Religious Diversity
  20. Religious Fundamentalism
  21. Religious Rights
  22. Religious Tolerance
  23. Rents
  24. Research
  25. Research Methods
  26. Researchers
  27. Resistance
  28. Revolts
  29. Revolution
  30. Revolution/Study of
  31. Revolutionary Moments
  32. Revolutionary Politics
  33. Right, The
  34. Right to Self-Determination
  35. Rogue States
  36. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  37. Royal Family
  38. Royal Tours
  39. Royalty
  40. Rule of Law
  41. Ruling Class
  42. Russian History

"S" Topics

  1. Science
  2. Secession
  3. Secularism
  4. Self-Determination
  5. Self-Emancipation
  6. Seniors/Health Care
  7. Separatism
  8. Sexism
  9. Sexual Behaviour
  10. Sexual Freedom
  11. Sexual Morality
  12. Sexuality
  13. Sexually-Explicit Materials
  14. Shoes
  15. Single-Payer System
  16. Sixties
  17. Skin Conditions
  18. Social Alternatives
  19. Social Change
  20. Social Control
  21. Social Democracy
  22. Social Justice Issues
  23. Socialism
  24. Socialist Revolution
  25. Socialized Medicine
  26. Software Industry
  27. Soil Clean-Up
  28. Soil Contamination
  29. Soil Pollution
  30. Solidarity
  31. Soviet Union
  32. Spam
  33. Spokespersons
  34. Spontaneity
  35. Spousal Support
  36. State, The
  37. State Capitalism
  38. State-sponsored Violence
  39. State Violence
  40. Strategic Voting
  41. Strategies for Social Change
  42. Strikebreaking
  43. Strikes
  44. Strikes: Canadian
  45. Strikes: United States
  46. Struggle
  47. Subsidies
  48. Sustainability
  49. Sustainable Development
  50. Syria

"T" Topics

  1. Tax Reform
  2. Taxation Issues
  3. Television
  4. Tenants
  5. Terrorism
  6. Tipping Points
  7. Toronto, Ontario
  8. Toronto/City Politics
  9. Toronto/Historical
  10. Toronto Islands
  11. Toronto Ravines & Natural Areas
  12. Toronto/Ward Seven
  13. Toronto Waterfront
  14. Torture
  15. Touching
  16. Transformations
  17. Transportation Policy
  18. Transportation Safety
  19. Trotskyism
  20. Two-tier Health Care
  21. Tyranny of the Minority

"U" Topics

  1. Unemployment
  2. Unions
  3. United Nations
  4. U.S. Foreign Policy
  5. U.S. History
  6. U.S. Imperialism
  7. U.S. Politics
  8. Universality
  9. Universities
  10. Urban Affairs
  11. Urban Environment
  12. User Fees

"V" Topics

  1. Vanguard Parties
  2. Veto
  3. Violence
  4. Violence against Men
  5. Violence against Women & Children
  6. Violence in Schools
  7. Voting System/Federal

"W" Topics

  1. Wages
  2. Walkerton, Ontario
  3. Walkerton Water Contamination
  4. War
  5. War Crimes
  6. War on Terrorism
  7. Water/Environmental Issues
  8. Water Pollution
  9. Water Quality Management
  10. Water Safety
  11. Weapons of Mass Destruction
  12. What is Consensus
  13. Wildcat Strikes
  14. Women & Islam
  15. Women's History
  16. Women's Movement
  17. Women's Rights
  18. Workers' Control
  19. Workers' History
  20. Working Class
  21. Writers



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