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A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Fictitious Splits in the International
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Article
1872
The Hague Congress of the International Workingmen's Association
Article
1872
The fifth congress of the First International.
International Workingmen's Association (The First International): Connexipedia Article
Article
An international socialist organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle.
History of the International Workingmen's Association
Website
Links to the history of the development of the International Workingmen's Association.
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.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes
Draper, Hal
Book
1978
Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat
Draper, Hal
Book
1986
Hal Draper examines how Marx and Marxism dealt with the issue of dictatorship in relation to the revolutionary use of force and repression, particularly as this debate has centered on the use of the t...
Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global
Mason, Paul
Book
2010
Mason realtes a series of struggles for worker and human rights over the past two hundred years and compares them to current struggles.
Manifestos, Programs, Visions: Selected Manifestos - Political Statements - Programs
Website
1649
A selection of left manifestos, programs, poltical statements and visions from the 1600s to today.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 20: Marx and Engels 1864- 1868
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes The Prussian Military Question and the (German Workers' Party), and Value, Price and Profit, and articles and Reviews written in connection with the publication of Volume One of Capital.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 21: Marx and Engels 1867 - 1870
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Materials related to the International Workingmen's Association.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 22: Marx and Engels 1870 - 1871
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes The Civil War in France and other materials on the Franco-Prussian War.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 23: Marx and Engels 1871 - 1874
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Articles on the International, Bakunin, and the Housing Question.
Marx and the Working Class
Wheen, Francis
Article
1999
Francis Wheen's 1999 biography of Marx, from which this is extracted, painted a warts-and-all portrait which shatters all the romantic and orthodox-Marxist idealisations of the founder of modern commu...
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...
Marx, Bakunin, and the question of authoritarianism
Adam, David
Article
2010
Marx characterized the International as "a bond of union rather than a controlling force" and considered it "the business of the International Working Men's Association to combine and generalize the s...
The Marxism of the First International
Korsch, Karl
Article
1924
On 28 September 1864 it was decided at an international meeting of workers in London to found the International Workingmen's Association. On 25 July 1867, Karl Marx wrote the preface to the first edit...
An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln
Blackburn, Robin
Book
2011
A study of Marx's analysis of the American Civil War as a conflict about slavery, not tarrfifs. Marx saw the north as a bourgeois republic, and the south as expansionist.

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Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
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...
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...

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Marxists Internet Archive
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Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...