What is Parecon? Unlike other economic systems, parecon is designed to promote self-management, solidarity, diversity, and equity. This is done through true democracy in the workplace and a unique democratic participatory allocation system.
"What alternative form of social organization can be imagined that might overcome the grave flaws -- often real crimes -- of contemporary society in more far-reaching ways than short-term reform. Parecon is the most serious effort I know to provide a very detailed possible answer to some of these questions, crucial ones, based on serious thought and careful analysis." ~Noam Chomsky
Online Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms: Symbols.com contains more than 1,600 articles about 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics.
A topsites list featuring popular politically progressive pages and sites in categories such as blogs, resources, thinkers, texts & media, history and much more.
Research on a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness suggests that unless we pay close attention, we can miss even the most conspicuous events.
A monthly magazine of ideology, politics, and culture. PA's mission is to go beyond simply giving an account of events to providing analysis and investigating what is new and changing in our world -- from a working-class point of view.
Are you authoritarian or libertarian, communist or a neo-liberal conservative? Find out by taking the Political Compass test.
Brilliantly turns mass culture apparatus, particularly media and advertisting, into tools for dissent, while reflexively commenting on their subversive nature.
Among Canada's international dissident assets, David Suzuki is a geneticist with some political savvy, a nationally televised science program (The Nature of Things) and a penchant for stirring up debate on a variety of environmental and scientific issues before they become popular.
Maintained by Thomas Blass, Milgram Experiment authority and author of The Man Who Shocked the World: The Life and Legacy of Stanley Milgram and Obedience to Authority: Current Perspectives on the Milgram Paradigm
The Wikipedia entry for Stanley Milgram's famous (at least within social psychological circles) obedience and authority experiments.
What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Dr. Philip Zimbardo's official Stanford Prison Experiment website features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment.
An awkwardly written but very informative description of the Stanford Prison Experiment.
A Stanford University News Service article primarily concerned with the circumstances leading up to the experiment being halted, and the scientific, ethical and personal ramifications.
A brief introduction to archetypes. Useful not only for understanding those we wish to counter, but ourselves as well. Of what use is a blunt blade which its wielder believes to be sharp? So too for the dissident's psyche.
A peer-reviewed psychology paper analyzing "political conservatism as motivated social cognition [integrating] theories of personality (authoritarianism, dogmatism--intolerance of ambiguity), epistemic and existential needs (for closure, regulatory focus, terror management), and ideological rationalization (social dominance, system justification)." Heavy going, but worth the slog.
Excerpt: "Unfortunately, the media often promulgates and spreads superstition through uncritical presentations.... Hollywood producers, like modern-day PT Barnums, are contributing to a society of believers in superstition and the paranormal. It is when people make financial, political and personal decisions based on these kinds of superstitions that we witness the true darkside of Friday the 13th."
A long-standing annual broadcast on CBC Radio, past lecturers include Northrop Frye (1962), John Kenneth Galbraith (1965), Martin Luther King (1967), Claude Levi-Strauss (1977), Doris Lessing (1985) Noam Chomsky (1988), John Raulston Saul (1995) and Robert Fulford (1999). Some excerpts available from the site via streaming audio.