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Words of Wisdom

  • 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
  • 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


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

If Hitchcock had made a film about neoliberal economics, the Chicago School of Economics would be the Bates Motel, Milton Friedman would be the demented proprietor, and Friedrich Hayek would be the dead mother in the attic.
Neoliberal House of Horrors

The Left has engaged in the futile pursuit of ‘moving the NDP to the left’ since 1933, achieving pretty much the same result as a dog chasing its tail.
Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP

Radical Digressions Comprehensive Subject Index

The Subject Index is designed to help you explore Radical Digressions by topic. There are individual pages for each topic, as well as an index page listing the most popular topics, and a separate comprehensive subject index listing more than 4,000 topics.
- Ulli Diemer

Community Organizing

  1. Bain Co-op Meets Wages for Housework
    A political thriller
  2. The Case for Grassroots Archives
  3. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 4 - December 1982 - Housing
  4. Connexions
    Volume 10, Number 1 - Spring 1986 - The Arts and Social Change
  5. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 1 - Spring 1987 - A Digest of Resources and Groups for Social Change
  6. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  7. Connexions Annual 1994
    A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
  8. The Connexions Annual: Introductions to the directory & its sections
  9. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
  10. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 1 - Fall 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  11. Connexions Digest
    Volume 12, Number 2 - Issue 48 - Winter 1988-89 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  12. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  13. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  14. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook
  15. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook
  16. Connexions Digest
    Issue 54 - February 1992- A Social Change Sourcebook
  17. Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
  18. Grassroots Cells, Devil's Architects Defend Communities
  19. The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression - Review
    A report on Britain's Government Machine
  20. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
  21. The Movable Airport
    The politics of government planning
  22. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
  23. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
  24. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015
    Climate Change and Social Change
  25. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 16, 2016
    Working class organizing
  26. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
    Tax Evasion
  27. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
  28. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
    Public Transit
  29. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 17, 2018
    Hearts and Minds: How do People Change?
  30. Red Menace #1
    Volume 1, Number 1 - February 1976
  31. Seven News
  32. Seven News: The Story of a Community Newspaper
  33. Wolfe Erlichman in conversation with Ulli Diemer
    October 26, 2016

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