Anti-Capitalism

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America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy
Alperovitz, Gar
Book
2004
Alperovitz goes beyond the confines of orthodox thinking, imagines a new way of living together, and offers a set of practical ideas that promise a truly democratic society.
Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Anti-capitalism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Describes a wide variety of movements, ideas, and attitudes which oppose capitalism.
Anti-Capitalism or Anti-Imperialism?: Interwar Authoritarian and Fascist Sources of A Reactionary Ideology: The Case of the Bolivian MNR
Goldner, Loren
Article
2011
Recounts the evolution of the core pre-MNR intelligentsia and future leadership of the movement and its post-1952 government from anti-Semitic, pro-fascist, pro-Axis ideologues in the mid-1930?s to b...
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Anti-globalization movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
Critical of the globalization of capitalism. The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement, alter-globalization movement, anti-corporate globalization movement, or movement ...
Anticapitalism and Climate Justice
Vivas, Esther
Article
2010
The current crisis raises the urgent need to change the world from below and do so from an anticapitalist and radical eco-socialist perspective. Anticapitalism and climate justice are two struggles wh...
Arundhati Roy on Obama's Wars, India and Why Democracy Is "The Biggest Scam in the World"
Roy, Arundhati
Film/Video
2010
Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy on President Obama, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, India and Kashmir and much more. Roy also talks about her journey deep into the forests of central India ...
Canada: Activists Face the Future: Against The Current vol. 91
Moorsom, Toby
Article
2001
Electoral politics present challenging problems for labor movements all over the world. In the absence of strong working class parties, labor activists are often compelled to support parties that impl...
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Capitalism Must Die! A basic introduction to capitalism: what it is, why it sucks, and how to crush it
McMillan, Stephanie
Book
2014
Text combined with comics explain in simple terms what capitalism is, how it works, why it's irredeemable, and what we can do to end it.
The Caracas Commitment: Declaration from World Meeting of Left Parties, November 19-21, Caracas, Venezuela
Article
2009
We have gathered with the aim of unifying criteria and giving concrete answers that allow us to defend our sovereignty, our social victories, and the freedom of our peoples in the face of the generali...
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
The contradictions and limits of localism
Sharzer, Greg
Article
2014
Can co-ops and transition towns transform the world? The author of No Local explains why local counter-institutions won’t lead to revolutionary change.
The Faltering Economy: The Problem of Accumulation Under Monopoly Capitalism
Foster, John Bellamy; Szlajfer, Henryk
Book
1984
The essays in this volume are part of a radical attempt to grapple with the problems of advanced capitalist development without discarding the real theoretical breakthroughs made by Keynes.
Finding Hope After Seattle: Rethinking Radical Activism and Building a Movement
Dixon, Chris
Article
2000
Direct action, as many anarchists tend to define it, can be deeply exclusionary. While it undeniably empowers some — mainly white and middle-class — it disempowers others. Used as a central tactic of ...
France: A Sea Change on the Left: Against The Current vol. 137
Remy, Yann
Article
2008
In contrast with the United States, where the political arena has been dominated by two entrenched parties for a century, France has gone through major changes since the end of World War II. Back then...
Free Public Transit
Raudjarv, Revo
Film/Video
2015
This video focuses on accessibility when it comes to public transit in Tallinn, Estonia and how transit issues intersect with social justice issues.
FTAA, The Hydra's New Head: Against The Current vol. 90
Hart-Landsberg, Martin
Article
2001
Capitalism in many ways is like the mythical hydra of Greek legend, a gigantic serpent with multiple heads, the center one being immortal; every time an attacker chopped off one of its outer heads, tw...
Globalization of Capital, Globalization of Struggle
Editors, The
Article
2012
Something has escaped the control of the Democrats, the NGOs, the SEIU and the left sects — of official society and those attempting its mere facelift — which will not be easily brought to heel. Hundr...
The Growth Illusion: How economic growth has enriched the few, impoverished the many and endangered the planet
Douthwaite, Richard
Book
1992
Douthwaite argues that strategies used by governments to raise national income often increase poverty and unemployment. Moreover, in the USA, Britiain, Germany and Australia, each increase in national...
The Historical Failure of Anarchism
Day, Chris
Article
1996
Day examines anarchism's failure to genuinely critique itself, understand history or theory, and grasp the conditions in the world today. "Anti-capitalism doesn't do the victims of capitalism any good...
How will we get to an ecological civilization?
Williams, Chris
Article
2015
Capitalism's infrastructure, which is designed to dominate nature, cannot simply be taken over and used for an ecological transformation. Only a complete, root-and-branch change will do the job.
Is Anti-Capitalism Enough? The New Crisis & the Left: Against The Current vol. 138
Brick, Howard
Article
2009
Whether or not the current economic crisis and a historic presidential election open up hidden potentials for renewed popular protest and collective action, it is obvious that the radical Left has los...
The Kids Are All Right: They're Fighting the Corporations
Article
2001
If the anti-sweatshop movement gains confidence in saying that its goal is revolution to shape the world with the anti-capitalist values of equality, democracy, and solidarity; and if it spreads an un...
Killer Coke Exposed: Against The Current vol. 135
Abbott, Jared
Article
2008
In their September-October 2006 Against the Current (ATC 124) article “The Real Life Side of Coke,” Camilo Romero and Leslie Gill documented the growing movement of students and labor organizations th...
Klein vs. Klein
Out of the Woods
Article
2015
This Changes Everything is a book capacious enough to allow Naomi Klein two positions at once. But a real climate-justice movement will at some point have to make choices.
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Marxismo Libertario
Website
Lecturas para la Emancipacion del Proletariado.
Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
Hudis, Peter
Book
2013
In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx ...
Melbourne: WEF Meets Real World: Against The Current vol. 89
Skanthakumar, B.
Article
2000
Over 15 000 people from all corners of Australia and farther afield blockaded the Asia-Pacific summit of the World Economic Forum (W.E.F.) in Melbourne between September 11 and 13 in the latest expres...
The New Face of the Radical Right?: Amerika's Would-be Pravy Sektor
Ross, Alexander Reid
Article
2014
In 2009, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Political Research Associates agreed that Anarchist Nationalism "could become the new face of the radical right" in the USA. Attempting to mix subcultu...
An October for Us, for Russia and for the Whole World: Against The Current vol. 131
an appeal from Russian Intellectuals and Artists
Article
2007
This appeal from Russian intellectuals and artists on the 90th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution comes to us from veteran leftists, social democrats, artists and even children of Left Oppo...
The 1% of the 99% and an Anti-Capitalist Alternative
Garvey, John
Article
2011
What we need right now is for autonomous political organizing in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces, schools,and in the streets.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 21, 2015: Climate Change and Social Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
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 produ...
Our History Recovered: Against The Current vol. 132
Quinn, Patrick M.
Article
2008
For thirty-six years since its apogee in the late 1960s during the worldwide movement against the U.S. war in Vietnam, the global Left, including the Left in the United States, has been in decline. Gl...
Popular Movements Toward Socialism: Their Unity and Diversity
Amin, Samir
Article
2014
The following reflections deal with a permanent and fundamental challenge that has confronted, and continues to confront, all popular movements struggling against capitalism. By this I mean both those...
The Protectionist Trap: Against The Current vol. 88
Lund, Caroline
Article
2000
In July, the United Nations and some fifty large corporations came to an agreement that the companies would all respect workers' rights and protect the environment in their investments around the worl...
A Question of Place
Boggs, Grace Lee
Article
2000
Global capitalism relentlessly displaces people and abandons places because it views local communities, cities, and even nations as inconveniences in the path of progress. Place-consciousness, on the ...
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective
Book
1975
A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell, George
Book
1937
George Orwell's investigation of an English working class community in the 1930s.
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
The Sky is Always Darkest Just Before the Dawn: Class Struggle in the US from the 2008 Crash to the Eve of the Occopations Movement
Goldner, Loren
Article
2012
We can safely assert that for most working people, the "recession" has never ended, and is about to get worse.
Socialism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
SOS Alternatives to Capitalism: A discussion with Richard Swift
Bose, Rana; Swift, Richard
Article
2014
Montreal Serai had the opportunity to discuss SOS: Alternatives to Capitalism – a handy, slim compendium of vital, essential thoughts and discussions on the concept of an alternative economy and socie...
The Struggle for Quebec: Spokesman Pamphlet No. 13
Fekete, John
Book
1971
Essays analyzing class struggles in Quebec in, and leading up to, 1971.
Syriza and Sanders: "Just Say 'No'" to Neo-liberalism
Rectenwald, Michael
Article
2015
Hopes for Syriza's negotiations with the banking troika in the EU simmered and even boiled over among elements of the left, especially after the vaunted "No" referendum vote suggested that the Greeks ...
Thompson, William Morris and Ecosocialist Tasks
Bernabe, Rafael
Article
2013
Bernabe highlights E.P. Thompson's biography of William Morris and his theories regarding ecosocialism.
The Two Main Trends in Anarchism: Alternate Tendencies of Anarchism
Price, Wayne
Article
2009
The broad anarchist tradition of class struggle anarchism overlaps with libertarian interpretations of Marx.
U.S. Labor's Subterranean Fire: Against The Current vol. 131
Post, Charlie
Article
2007
The broad outlines of the crisis of the U.S. labor movement -— sharply declining union density, concession bargaining, failures to organize the growing non-union manufacturing and service sectors, the...
Visioning a World Without Capitalism
McKay, Ian
Article
2010
As leftists we have something infinitely more precious to win from our rich history than sentimentality and sectarianism, as we struggle to renovate the revolutionary tradition in the twenty-first cen...
We are everywhere: The irresistable rise of global anticapitalism
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Book
2003
Global voices presenting alternative visions of democracy.
Weatherman
Jacobs, Harold
Book
1971
A history of the Weatherman organization.
The WTO's Nude World Order: Against The Current vol. 85
Resnick, Bill
Article
2000
It got intoxicating that Tuesday (Nov. 30, `99) in Seattle, without chemical assist. That capitalist machine that has looked so mighty and irresistible, for that day was stopped and defeated. Seattle...
Yes, There is an Alternative!: A review of Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, by Peter Hudis
Friedman, Sam
Article
2014
Peter Hudis has written a valuable analysis of what Marx said on a critical issue. In this sense it reminds me of Hal Draper’s volumes on Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution. Hudis’s subject matter diffe...

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AK Press
AK Press is a worker-run collective that publishes and distributes radical books, visual and audio media, and other mind-altering material. We're small: a dozen people who work long hours for short mo...
Break Their Haughty Power
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Bullet, The
Publication of the Socialst Project. Articles on socialism, labour, democracy, neoliberalism and the environment.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology
CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; politica...
Carnival of Anarchy
A carnival for Anarchists, anarchism, anarcha-feminists, anti-authoritarians, anarchists of colour, Christian-Jewish-Muslim Anarchists, pacifist anarchists, Antinominalist Anarchists, Libertines, libe...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
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Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres
ESSF est une association de solidarit‚ internationale. Traitant d'un large ‚ventail de questions, notre site pr‚sente une information militante sur de nombreuses luttes et campagnes ; ainsi que des ar...
Graswurzel Revolution
Graswurzelrevolution bezeichnet eine tiefgreifende gesellschaftliche Umw„lzung, in der durch Macht von unten alle Formen von Gewalt und Herrschaft abgeschafft werden sollen. Wir k„mpfen fr eine Welt,...
Independent Media Center
Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical...
Infoshop.org
Anarchist website.
International Bolshevik Tendency
The International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT) is a revolutionary socialist organization founded by former cadres of the international Spartacist tendency. We urgently seek to participate in a process of ...
International Luxemburgist Network
The International Luxemburgist Network is a new organization of militants who are in general agreement with the ideas of Rosa Luxemburg. Our aim, as members of the working class, is to help in the org...
International Socialism
A quarterly journal of socialist theory.
Internationalist Perspective
Internationalist Perspective is a publication defending Marxism as a living theory, one that can go back to its sources, criticize them, and develop hand in hand with the historical social trajectory.
Internationalists - International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party
The International Bureau was formed in 1983, as a result of a joint initiative by the Internationalist Communist Party (PCInt.) in Italy and the Communist Workers Organisation (CWO) in Britain. There ...
Libcom.org
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...
Marxismo Libertario
Lecturas para la Emancipacion del Proletariado.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Narco News Bulletin
Reporting on the drug war and democracy. Fostering authentic journalism.
New Democracy
Works for democratic revolution. Opposed to the domination of society by a small group of extremely wealthy people who control the big corporations and the government.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Octopus Books
Octopus Books originated in 1969. It began as a socialist newspaper but soon evolved into a small bookstore. The store operated as a collective for 27 years until it was bought by three faithful membe...
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung -- Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung wurde 1992 von der Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS) - heute Die Linkspartei.PDS - als parteinahe, bundesweit taetige Stiftung anerkannt. Sie kooperiert im Rahmen...
Spartacus Books
Spartacus is a non-profit collectively run bookstore. We are non-sectarian and carry feminist, anarchist, socialist, lesbian/gay titles, literary criticism literature, environment, film, media, labour...
Spunk Library
The Spunk Library featured literature with an emphasis on anarchism and related issues. The content has not been updated since 2002, but the materials assembled to that point are still perserved onlin...
Workers Solidarity Alliance
Workers Solidarity Alliance is an anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian organization of activists who believe that working people can build a new society and a better world based on the principles of so...
Workers' Vanguard
Newspaper of the International Communist Leage (Fourth Internationalist).

Sources Library

Anti-capitalism campaigners distribute spoof edition of Financial Times
Sources News Release
2009
Anti-capitalism campaigners in London have published a spoof edition of the Financial Times today as Britian prepares to host next week's G20 summit in London.
Revolution.international
Web resources on revolutionary politics and revolution.

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.