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  1. The Abolition of the State
    Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Both Anarchists and Marxists believe that it will be possible to do away with the state. But what do they mean by that? What is the state, after all? What institutions, if any, would be necessary to replace its functions? Would a transitional “dictatorship of the proletariat” be needed or will it be possible to immediately abolish the state? Does modern technology require a centralized institution such as the state? Throughout the history of revolutions, the people have created workplace councils and neighborhood assemblies--how could these replace the state?
  2. The Accumulation of Capital 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1913
    Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
  3. Adventures in Marxism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1999
    Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
  4. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air 
    The Experience of Modernity

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982   Published: 1988
    Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical idealism and a complex, bureaucratic materialism.
  5. Billionaires, Crime, and Corruption 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2001
    What does it really mean when somebody claims to own hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars? What is a billionaire like David Rockefeller really telling us? He's saying that land he may never have set foot on, but which thousands of other people spend their lives farming, belongs to him alone. He's saying that buildings and machinery which he probably has never seen and certainly has never worked at, but which whole communities of people spend their lives working at to produce goods like clothing and automobiles, belong to him alone.
  6. Capitalism, The Family, and Personal Life
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1973
  7. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I 
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    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, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  8. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II 
    Economic Writings 2

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    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 most important Marxist studies of the globalization of capital.
  9. Democracy Against Capitalism 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
    Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
  10. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1983
  11. Forty years after the portuguese Carnation Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    On the eve of April 25, 1974, Portuguese society was smouldering from contradictions accumulated in half a century of dictatorship. At the heart of these contradictions was a war that lasted thirteen years, to hold on to the African colonies of Angola, Mozambique, Guinea, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe. This conflict conditioned the whole of national life, because of the social suffering caused by the mobilization of two hundred thousand men, a tenth of the working population (a human cost equivalent to twice that of Vietnam), because of the wave of migration driven by hunger and the war, and because of the impossibility of a military solution, the only one contemplated by the regime.
  12. Globalization and the Decline of Social Reform
    Into the Twenty-First Century

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1995
  13. The Great Class War
    1914-1918

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2016
    In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war itself. As Pauwels sees it, war seemed to offer major benefits to the European upper classes of the early twentieth century, who felt threatened by the seemingly irresistible process of democratization or, as they saw it, the "rise of the masses." War was expected to serve as an antidote to social revolution, causing workers to abandon socialism's focus on overthrowing the established order via internaitonal worker solidarity in favour of nationalism and militarism.
  14. The History of Democracy 
    A Marxist Interpretation

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately from the social and economic contexts in which democratic states operate.
  15. How Does the Subaltern Speak? 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Vivek Chibber argues that postcolonial theory discounts the enduring value of Enlightenment universalism at its own peril. Focusing particularly on the strain of postcolonial theory known as subaltern studies, Chibber makes a strong case for why we can -- and must -- conceptualize the non-Western world through the same analytical lens that we use to understand developments in the West. He offers a sustained defense of theoretical approaches that emphasize universal categories like capitalism and class. His work constitutes an argument for the continued relevance of Marxism in the face of some of its most trenchant critics.
  16. Imperialism, Nationalism, and Canada.
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    Interpretations of Canada's status in the system of world imperialism and the internal dynamics of class, race, and region within the Canadian national state.
  17. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution 
    Volume I: State and Bureaucracy

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1977
    A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
  18. A Marxist History of the World part 49: The French Revolution - Themidor, Directory and Napoleon
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    In his third chapter on the French Revolution, Neil Faulkner discusses the contradictions of bourgeois revolution - but celebrates the gains it won.
  19. A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 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
  20. The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1997
  21. Our Path: Against Putschism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1921
    If a Communist Party is to be built up again in Germany, then the dead of central Germany, Hamburg, the Rhineland, Baden, Silesia and Berlin, not to mention the many thousands of prisoners who have fallen victim to this Bakuninist lunacy, all demand in the face of the events of the last week: “Never again!”
  22. A People's History of the World 
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 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.
  23. Presenting Insurgent Notes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    We take our Marx and Engels seriously. Recent history, beginning perhaps (in the US) with the UPS strike of 1997 and the 'battle of Seattle' in 1999, now quickened by the abject financial and ideological meltdown (Fall 2008) of the three decades of the stifling 'neo-liberal' era, has favored a certain revival of the radical critique of capitalism, by which we understand first and foremost the work of Karl Marx.
    "Theory must seek its practice," Marx wrote long ago, but "practice must also seek its theory", and such theoretical ferment expresses the rising tide, in fits and starts reaching back to the 1990's, of an accelerating global reaction to the ravages of the 'neo-liberal', 'Washington consensus' phase of capitalism, after the rollback of what we might consider he last (l968-1977) offensive of the world working class.
  24. Rosa Luxemburg
    Abridged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1966   Published: 1969
    A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
  25. Rosa Luxemburg 
    Selected Political Writings

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972
    A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
  26. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  27. Selections from the Prison Notebooks 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1951   Published: 1973
    Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
  28. The Socialist Register 1968
    Volume 5: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1968
  29. The Socialist Register 1970
    Volume7: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979   Published: 1970
  30. The Socialist Register 1975
    Volume 12: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1975
  31. The Socialist Register 1976
    Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1976
  32. The Socialist Register 1977
    Volume 14: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1977
  33. The Socialist Register 1979
    Volume 16: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1979
    A series of essays on the state of the global economy.
  34. The Socialist Register 1981
    Volume 18: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1981
  35. Socialist Register 1989
    Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1989
  36. Socialist Register 1991
    Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1991
  37. Society of the Spectacle 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1967   Published: 2005
    An analysis of modern society and how it can be changed, written in the form of 221 theses. The first thesis reads: "In societies dominated by modern conditions of production, life is presented as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has receded into a representation." Translator Ken Knabb describes the book as "an effort to clarify the nature of the society in which we find ourselves and the advantages and drawbacks of various methods for changing it. Every single thesis has a direct or indirect bearing on issues that are matters of life and death."
  38. Strike! 
    The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1972   Published: 1997
    A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
  39. Top 1 percent own more than half of world's wealth 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    A new report issued by the Swiss bank Credit Suisse finds that global wealth inequality continues to worsen and has reached a new milestone, with the top 1 percent owning more of the world’s assets than the bottom 99 percent combined. Of the estimated $250 trillion in global assets, the top 1 percent owned almost exactly 50 percent, while the bottom 50 percent of humanity owned collectively less than 1 percent. The richest 10 percent owned 87.7 percent of the world's wealth, leaving 12.3 percent for the bottom 90 percent of the population.
  40. The Trouble With Billionaires 
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    The glittering lives of billionaires may seem to be a harmless source of entertainment, but authors Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks argue that such financial power not only threatends everyone's economic and social well-being but also upsets the very functioning of democracy. Our society tends to regard great wealth as evidence of exceptional talent or accomplishment. Yet spectacular fortunes are often attributable to luck, ruthlessness, cheating, or advantageous positioning that allow some to build on the work and insights of others who have paved the way.

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