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The ABC of National Liberation Movements
Draper, Hal
Article
1969
A war is politics continued by other, that is forcible, means. Our attitude toward a war must be congruent with our attitude toward the politics of which it is the continuation. This determines our pr...
Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain
Collini, Stefan
Book
2006
An argument against what Collini calls the 'declinist thesis', the belief that contemporary intellectual life is getting increasingly dumbed down and stagnant. Declinists, Collini suggests, are in den...
Africa: Problems in the Transition to Socialism
Munslow, Barry (ed.)
Book
1989
The obstacles and strategies in the transition from inherited colonial and capitalist economies toward socialism are the topics of this title. New information and political insights make this the firs...
The American Empire and the Fourth World: The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One
Hall, Anthony J.
Book
2003
Hall presents a sweeping analysis of encounters between indigenous people and the European empires, national governments, and global corporations on the moving frontiers of globalization since Columbu...
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Asking The Earth: The Spread of Unsustainable Development
Pereira, Winin ; Seabrook, Jeremy
Book
1992
Periera and Seabrock, using examples from India, argue that Western colonialism destroyed sustainable development in the Third World.
The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes: 315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.
Kahn, Andrew and Bouie, Jamelle
Article
2015
Usually, when we say "American slavery" or the "American slave trade," we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But North America was a bit player. From the trade's beginning in the...
Bad Marxism: Capitalism and Cultural Studies
Hutnyk, John
Book
2004
Cultural Studies commonly claims to be a radical discipline. This book thinks that's a bad assessment. After an introduction critiquing the so-called 'Marxism' of the academy, Hutnyk provides detailed...
Beyond a Boundary
James, C.L.R.
Book
1963
Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, po...
Britain and Nigeria: Exploitation or Development?
Falola, Toyin (ed.)
Book
1989
Some of Nigeria's most prominent progressive historians have combined to write a coherent and organized account of the economic relationship foisted on Nigeria by the British colonial occupation. The ...
C.L.R. James's "Critical Support" of Fidel Castro's Cuba
Quest, Matthew
Article
2016
C.L.R. James's "critical support" of Fidel Castro’s Cuba is little understood among scholars of his life and work. This essay explores James’s 1967–1968 visit to Cuba and reconstructs private debates ...
Canada After Harper: His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want
Finn, Ed (editor)
Book
2015
Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, w...
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.
Canadian Neocolonialism in Latin America
Park, L.C.; Park, F.W.
Article
1962
Discusses the role of Canadian capital in foreign markets and the drive behind Canadian businesses to control valuable assets in Latin American countries.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Capitalism and Theory
Kidron, Michael
Book
1974
About the permanent arms economy, the latest phase of capitalism.
Capitalism and Slavery
Williams, Eric
Book
1944
Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy in...
A Century of Theft From Indians by the National Park Service
Sonnenblume, Kollibri Terre
Article
2016
The Mojave National Preserve is run by the National Park Service, which, in contrast to previous times, has been including more Indian history in its displays and programs.
Chinese neocolonialism in Africa: The Dragon eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)
Mariam, Alemayehu G.
Article
2017
China has literally invaded Africa with its investors, traders, lenders, builders, developers, labourers and who knows what else. The fancy phrase for that is win-win cooperation. The "cooperation" ha...
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Christopher Who? -- Discovering the Americas
McKenna, Paul; Taylor, Norman
Article
1990
Columbus seen as a conqueror.
'Civilising' the 'Blacks'; Why Britain needs to Maintain Her African Possessions
James, C.L.R.
Article
1936
Africans must win their own freedom. Nobody will win it for them. They need co-operation, but that co-operation must be with the revolutionary movement in Europe and Asia. There is no other way out. E...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
Book
1969
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism: Against The Current vol. 90
Farred, Grant
Article
2001
C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that “Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heavie...
CLR James, Frantz Fanon And The Meaning of Liberation
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
A look at the Haitan Revolution and its place in history.
Colonialism and Nationalism in the Building of Liberation Movements
Dolack, Pete
Article
2016
This is an excerpt from It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II: Economic Writings 2
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis and Paul Le Blanc)
Book
This volume contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most important book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) as well as her response to its critics. Taken together, they constitute one of the...
Concerning Morocco
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1911
The duty of Social Democracy is not to reassure public opinion, but to do the very reverse, to rouse it and warn it against the dangers lying dormant in it such adventures in international politics to...
The Creation of World Poverty
Hayter, Teresa
Book
1981
Hayter challenges the assumption that the West is 'helping' the rest of the world to develop. Far from rescuing the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America from their supposed backwardness, the ri...
Crisis and Coup in Ecuador: Against The Current vol. 87
Meisch, Lynn A.
Article
2000
On January 21, 2000, for the first time since the Spanish conquest of Ecuador in A.D. 1533-34, indigenous people briefly -- very briefly -- ruled the country as part of a triumvirate. Frustrated by ov...
Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Book
1993
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
Decolonization and Empire: Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond
Saul, John
Book
2008
John Saul scrutinizes the subjects of empire and the new neocolonialist states of Southern Africa funded by the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Bank. The gap between ri...
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
Warraq, Ibn
Book
2008
A methodical deconstruction of Edward Said's Orientalism.
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Discourse on Colonialism
Cesaire, Aime
Book
This classic work, first published in France in 1955, profoundly influenced the generation of scholars and activists at the forefront of liberation struggles in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbea...
Down Where Apartheid Lives: Where are the Condemnations of Australia?
Pilger, John
Article
2013
John Pilger documentary Australia - “discover what lies behind the sunny face” . Aboriginal people comprise barely three per cent of the Australian population. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, w...
Dunayevskaya, Raya - Writings - Index
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Article
Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987).
A Dying Colonialism
Fanon, Frantz
Book
1959
Fanon reveals the various ways in which the people of Algeria, during the revolution, changed their centuries-old patterns of culture, or, conversely, embraced certain ancient forms of culture long de...
Earth into Property: Colonization, Decolonization, and Capitalism
Hall, Anthony J.
Book
2010
A broad exploration of the colonial roots of global capitalism and the worldwide quest of Indigenous people for liberation through decolonization. Part Two of The Bowl with One Spoon.
An Economic History of West Africa
Hopkins, A.G.
Book
1973
An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
The Economy of Cities
Jacobs, Jane
Book
1970
Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
Edward Said, Orientalism: Reviewed by Malcolm Kerr
Kerr, Malcolm
Article
1980
The book contains many excellent sections and scores many telling points, but it is spoiled by overzealous prosecutorial argument in which Professor Said, in his eagerness to spin too large a web, lea...
The End of Poverty?
Diaz, Philippe
Film
2008
Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
The First Indian War of Independence (1857-1858) and the East India Company (June-August 1853)
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Website
1857
Articles by Marx and Engels on India 1853-1859.
For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their enemies
Irwin, Robert
Book
2006
A rebuttal of Edward Said which examines who the Orientalists were, how historically they advanced their disciplines, and what their achievements have been. Irwin calls Said's book "a work of malignan...
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Mann, Charles. C.
Book
2005
A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
1492-1992 -- Five Centuries of Imperialism and Resistance
Bourgeault, Ron; Broad, Dave; Brown, Lorne; Foster, Lori
Book
1992
Articles critiquing the "Columbus myth, and chronicles the repression of North America's original indigenous inhabitants.
From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
Mather, Yasmine
Article
2014
When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of ...
The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples
Burger, Julian
Book
1990
Entries on indigenous peoples from around the globe, focusing on three main areas: their way of life, the present crisis, and the future.
The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences
Kössler, Reinhart; Melber, Henning
Article
2012
The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and ge...
Germany's genocide in Namibia
Grasdorff, Eric Van; Röschert, Nicolai; Manji, Firoze
Article
2012
Germany, which has done commendable remembrance work about the Holocaust, seems to have forgotten or deliberately buried its violent colonial past. A past that hides the first genocide of the 20th cen...
Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada: Third Edition
Czerny, Michael; Swift, Jamie
Book
1984
See also CX2933.
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
Grenada: Island of Conflict: From Amerindians to People's Revolution, 1498-1979
Brizan, George
Book
This history of the island of Grenada is a timely account of the frequently violent transitions through which Grenadians have lived since even before the arrival of European colonialists. The author p...
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
Book
1998
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
Imperialism: Pioneer of Capitalism
Warren, Bill
Book
1980
Argues that the accepted theories of imperialism are profoundly flawed.
Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India: Book review
Sinclair, Ian
Article
2017
A review of Shashi Tharoor's book "Inglorious Empire", which is a scorching indictment of British rule in India and British imperialism in general.
Ireland and the Irish Question
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Brings together all of Marx's and Engels' writing on Ireland in one volume.
Israel: A Colonial-Settler State?
Rodinson, Maxine
Book
1967
Rodinson argues that Zionism fits into the general pattern of Western colonialism, and that Arab opposition to Israel is the opposition of a colonized people towards their colonizers.
Israel's Colonial War against the Gaza Strip
Aburaiya, Issam
Article
2009
Israel is becoming a war machine, terrifying yet lacking in all moral grounding.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume I: State and Bureaucracy
Draper, Hal
Book
1977
A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
The Life and Death of Socialist Zionism
Schulman, Jason
Article
2003
As a mass movement, Socialist Zionism is finished. One might say that it accomplished its actual goal -- the building of the Jewish state. Unless one identifies "socialism" with statism, socialism was...
A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992
Berger, Thomas R.
Book
1991
Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
Manifest Destiny? A Native Perspective on 1992
Staats, Greg
Article
1990
1992 will be a year of mourning for North American Indians; a mourning for the fragmentation and loss of our traditional way of life.
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
Mapoon - Book Three: The Cape York Aluminum Companies (Alcan, Comalco, R.T.Z., Kaiser, C.R.A., Billiton, Pechiney, Tipperary) and the Native Peoples
Book
1976
Chronicle of the policies and actions of the Aluminium Companies with respect to the native peoples and their land claims.
Marcus Garvey: Anti-Colonial Champion
Lewis, Rupert
Book
1989
Marcus Garvey articulated ideas about self-reliance, about the relationship between oppressed people throughout the world regardless of colour; he put forward ideas which are central to the process of...
Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - 'You Should Think of Them Always As Armed'
Pithouse, Richard
Article
2014
In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, communists, fanatics or terrorists - subject to ex...
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 12: Marx and Engels 1853 - 1854
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Articles mainly on British colonialism.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 15: Marx and Engels 1856 - 1858
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1858
Mainly articles about Europe, colonialism, and India.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 19: Marx and Engels 1861 - 1864
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Colonialism, slavery, and the American Civil War.
Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies
Anderson, Kevin B.
Book
2010
Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expen...
A Marxist History of the World part 35: The new colonialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
The Portuguese and Spanish overseas empires founded at the beginning of the 16th century were soon followed by Dutch, English, and French empires. Neil Faulkner looks at how the transformation of the ...
A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ra...
A Marxist History of the World part 44: Wars of empire
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
The English Revolution transformed Britain into a capitalist economy engaging in geopolitical competition. Neil Faulkner looks at how Britain became the dominant global superpower of the 19th Century.
A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British...
A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
A Marxist History of the World part 63: The Rape of China
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Neil Faulkner looks at the impact of western imperialism's repeated and bloody attempts to control the wealth of China
A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
In 1927, the Chinese nationalists smashed the country's first working-class revolutionary movement – a defeat that would shape the whole subsequent history of China.Counterfire
A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
Mass Action
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1911
No party executive in the world can replace the mass of the party's own energy, and an organisation of a million which, at a great time and in the face of great tasks, would want to complain that it d...
Mother, Sing for Me: People's Theatre in Kenya
Bjorkman, Ingrid
Book
1989
This play, acted by the villagers of Kamiriithu, was banned after a few public rehearsals. The Kenyan authorities subsequently ordered the total destruction of the village cultural centre which had be...
The National Question: Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Davis, Horace B.)
Book
In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationali...
The new colonialism: Greece and Ukraine
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2015
According to Jack Rasmus, aA new form of colonialism is emerging in Europe. Not colonialism imposed by military conquest and occupation, as in the 19th century. Not even the more efficient form of eco...
1992 The Theology of Self-Discovery Offers Hope
McKenna, Paul
Article
1990
The Self-Discovery campaign does not confine itself to the struggles of Indigenous People but addresses the concerns of all social and racial groups who have experienced social/cultural destruction un...
1992: A White Christian Perspective
Starkloff, Carl
Article
1990
I would hope that we can enter into a very sober 1992 event, so that native Christians might be able to retrieve those symbols that will give them new strength. I would hope that God is acting now as ...
The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
Barker, Jonathan
Book
2003
An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
The Olga Document: For Truth and Reconciliation, For Equality and Partnership
Article
2004
A document written in a series of meetings in Givat Olga, Israel, and titled after the location, The Olga Document. Advoctes coexistence of the peoples of this country, based on mutual recognition, e...
On Israel's colonial narrative
Abulhawa , Susan
Article
2015
Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent
Galeano, Eduardo
Book
1971
A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
The Other
Kapuscinski, Ryszard
Book
2009
The Other is made up of a series of lectures that Kapuscinski delivered in Austria and in Poland, eloquent speeches in which he considers the history, the present and the future of our relationship wi...
The Other Israel: The Radical Case Against Zionism
Bober, Ari (ed.)
Book
1972
A collective effort by a small group of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel to penetrate the dense net of illusion and myth that dominates the thinking and feeling of most Israelis and, at the same tim...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015: Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Pictures Bring Us Messages: Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation
Brown, Alison, K., Peers, Laura, with members of the Kainai Nation
Book
2006
An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
The Political Economy of Health
Doyal, Lesley
Book
1979
The Politics of Extractivism: Book Review of "Geopolítica de la Amazonía: Poder hacendal-patrimonial y acumulación capitalista" by Alvaro García Linera
Beaulieu, Devin; Postero, Nancy
Article
2013
García Linera's work is most certainly an expression of the dramatic changes in Bolivia and the "cultural and democratic revolution" Morales and his MAS party claim to have inaugurated.
Portugal
Swift, Richard
Article
1976
The revolutionary process in Portugal is not one that lends itself very easily to a coherent political analysis. Political leadership is quickly thrown up by the creative energy of the workers and pea...
Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Chibber, Vivek
Book
2013
Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may ch...
Press for Conversion #47: March 2002
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
Puerto Rico, The Oldest U.S. Colony: Against The Current vol. 132
Marzán, César F. Rosado
Article
2008
When I was a high school senior, my history teacher promised the class that the Americans “would land” in Puerto Rico by the New Year. What he meant to tell us was that, different from most Puerto Ric...
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
Reading Orientalism: Said and the unsaid
Varisco, Daniel Martin
Book
2008
An extensive discussion of Edward Said's influential 1978 polemic 'Orientalism'. Varisco mounts a sustained critique on Said's flawed methodology, his skewed and selective handling of literary evidenc...
Revisiting the partition of Palestine
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
Henry Lowi calls on honest, realistic and pragmatic peace activists the world over to expose partition, protest against it and propose an alternative solution to the question of Palestine.
Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Africa: Essays in Contemporary Politics
Nzongola-Ntalaja
Book
1989
In this collection of essays, one of Africa's most eminent political scientists investigates crucial problems confronting the African continent: its chronic instability and sectional conflict, the nat...
Revolutionary Centennial: Guyana's 1905 Rebellion: Against The Current vol. 114
Westmaas, Nigel
Article
2005
1905 was a landmark year in the history of Guyana, as it was for several places around the world. In Russia, the Tsar and his troops shot workers delivering a petition in St. Petersburg. In Bengal t...
The Rise of British Imperialism: Capitalism and Slavery (Part Two)
Article
2015
A presentation on the developments that made Britain the first modern imperialist power.
Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Political Writings
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker)
Book
1972
A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1981
Part I - Rosa Luxemburg as Theoretician, as Activist, as Internationalist. Part II - The Women's Liberation Movement as Revolutionary Force and Reason. Part III - Karl Marx: From Critic of Hegel to Au...
Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
Habib, Irfan
Article
2005
Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Ori...
Edward Said's shadowy legacy: Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate
Irwin, Robert
Article
2008
So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) to be true. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies.
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Pakenham, Thomas
Book
1991
Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroi...
Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
Restall, Matthew
Book
2004
Restall explodes myths that were long taken for historical truth and points to a larger and more complex interaction between the indigenous people and the Europeans. He shows how Indian culture adapte...
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1997
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
Small Garden, Bitter Weed: Struggle and Change in Jamaica
Beckford, George; Witter, Michael
Book
1981
This is a social history of the Jamaican people - from the time of the European invasion to the present day. It is a history of struggle and change. Written in the run-up to the 1981 elections which l...
The Social History of The Machine Gun
Ellis, John
Book
1993
Covers the history of the machine gun's development, the attitudes that effected its acceptance, and its relation to economic, political, and military history.
Socialism and Revolution
Gorz, Andre
Book
1967
Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and...
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
The Socialist Register 1972: Volume 9: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1972
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Society and Politics in Colonial Trinidad
Millette, James
Book
This reissue of a classic study (The Genesis of Crown Colony Government in Trinidad 1783-1810, Trinidad 1970) traces the critical conflicts and issues as the island passed from Spanish to British colo...
Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes
Wright, Ronald
Book
1992
A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
The Strait: Obenabi's Songs
Perlman, Fredy
Book
Obenabi, the narrator, sings the story of his peple confronting the European invader. The tales are personal, emerging from the remembered experiences of his grandmothers. These dramas of conflict, co...
Suffering Strong
Mottem, Nicholas
Book
1989
This readable book tells readers much about the underlying causes of hunger in Africa. Through the author's powers of observation, the readers experience the horror of seeing both a starving child and...
System Change Not Climate Change
McLaren, Jesse (ed.)
Article
2014
Stopping climate catastrophe and winning a world of climate justice is a critical task of our generation -- and it will require a radical transformation of society and of our relationship with nature....
Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember
Clements, Nicholas
Article
2017
Tasmania’s Black War (1824-31) was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. It was a clash between the most culturally and technologically dissimilar humans to have ever come into co...
A Transformed Force: Against The Current vol. 121
Iterregui, Felix Cordova
Article
2006
The following essay is a translated and edited version of a recent op-ed piece by Félix Córdova Iturregui, a veteran socialist activist, member of the Taller de Formación Política and the Frente Socia...
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Article
2008
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
Fisk, Robert
Article
2017
Although the Balfour Declaration itself has been parsed, de-semanticised, romanticised, decrypted, decried, cursed and adored for 100 years, its fraud is easy to detect: it made two promises which wer...
Why Israel Won't Survive
Abunimah, Ali
Article
2009
If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel's "military deterrent" has now been repeatedly discredi...
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.
You either believe in freedom or you don't
Article
1991
Speak out for human rights by joining the European Community and the majority of the United Nations in calling for a free East Timor.
'Zionism is nationalism, not Judasim,' a former Hebrew school teacher explains
Weiss, Philip
Article
2016
Former Hebrew school teacher, Tziva Thier clarifies the distinction between Zionism as a political movement and Judaism as a religion, and explains why Israel's acts cannot be condoned by the religion...
Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint
Honig-Parnass, Tikva
Article
2017
This article aims to challenge the rather widely accepted claim that the nature of Zionist settler colonization is exceptional and even "defies appeal to any precedent that can usefully be invoked as ...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
InterContinental Cry
A resource and venue for people to learn and talk in depth about various matters concerning Onkwehonweh (Indigenous People), Activists, Social Movements, NGOs and Governments. There is also a special ...

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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...

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Black War
Wikipedia collective
2017
The Black War was the period of violent conflict between British colonists and Aboriginal Australians in Tasmania from the mid-1820s to 1832. The conflict, fought largely as a guerrilla war by both si...
The Bone Collectors
A Brutal Chapter in Australia's Past
Daley, Paul
2014
The remains of hundreds of Aboriginal people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given a national res...
Britain took more out of India than it put in -- Could China do the same to Britain?
Jack, Ian
2014
Large parts of India's economy were destroyed by British technology in the 1800s, and by deals that favoured British shareholders. Today, it's China that holds that kind of power.
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
Cobain, Ian; Norton-Taylor, Richard
2013
Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the...
5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims
Osborne, Samuel
2017
A YouGov poll found 43 per cent of Brits thought the British Empire was a good thing, while 44 per cent were proud of Britain's history of colonialism. The Independent looks at five of the worst atroc...
Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism
Sharma, Gouri
2017
The Nazis didn't fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.
The Limits of Postcolonial Criticism: The Discourse of Edward Said
San Juan, E. Jr.
1998
ONE OF THE fundamental discoveries of Marxist historiography is that capitalism as a world system has developed unevenly, with the operations of the “free market” determined by unplanned but (after an...
The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
Schmalz, Peter S.
1991
A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.
The Rebel Girl: Barbara Kingsolver's Triumph - Book Review
Sameh, Catherine
1999
IT IS A distinct pleasure to witness a favorite novelist become an even better storyteller, without losing her politics. Such is the case with Barbara Kingsolver and her new novel The Poisonwood Bible...
Surrealism Against Racism - Book Review
Lowy, Michael
1999
THE WELL-KNOWN antiracist journal Race Traitor—whose motto is “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to Humanity”—published in the form of a small book a special issue (number 9, Summer 1998, ISBN # 0-88286...

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Anthropology and Imperialism
Aberle, Kathleen Gough
Article
This essay looks at the resistance of Third World nations to the re-imposition of Western power.