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The Abolition of the State: Anarchist & Marxist Perspectives
Price, Wayne
Book
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 ...
Advanced Capitalism and the Revolutionary Left: Towards a New Practice
Winnipeg Labour Collective
Article
1973
The programme of the Winnipeg Labour Collective, its understanding of socialism's past forms and its conception of socialism's future.
Against Activism
Taylor, Astra
Article
2016
"Activism" stands in contrast to organizing. Organizing aims to bring people together to build and exercise power, informed by a strategic vision for acquiring power and changing society. To be an "ac...
Against Sectarianism: The Challenge of the Labor Party
Shier, W.; Levi, A., Jennings, J.
Article
1974
Members of the Socialist League argue that Trotskyist-socialists should continue to work within the NDP with the goal of winning the ranks of the NDP to a socialist program.
The Agony of the American Left
Lasch, Christopher
Book
1969
A series of essays analyzing the issues facing socialism in the United States.
Anarchism and the Anti-Globalization Movement
Epstein, Barbara
Article
2001
Barbara Epstein analyzes the influence of anarchism on the history of American social protest, and its role in the anti-globalization resistance movement of the present day.
Anarchism vs. Marxism: A few notes on an old theme
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
Anarchist critiques of Marxism typically reveal a lack of knowledge of what Karl Marx actually wrote, resulting in sterile denunciations of a straw-man opponent.
Anarchist St. Imier International: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international anarchist organization formed in 1872.
Bakunin vs. Marx
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The anarchist-Marxist split started with Bakunin, who systematically misrepresented Marx's positions.
Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism
Rowbotham, Sheila; Segal, Lynne; Wainright, Hilary
Book
1979
A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
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.
The Canadian Jewish Outlook Anthology
Rosenthal, Henry M., Berson, S. Cathy (eds.)
Book
1988
A broad range of articles about secular Jewish life and socialist values.
The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis
Penner, Norman
Book
1977
The main focus of the book is the emergence and development of Canadian socialist thought. Penner examines the origins of the Communist Party of Canada and its ideological base and the beginings and d...
The Caribbean Left's Legacy: Against The Current vol. 112
Abraham, Sara
Article
2004
Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has con...
The collective decides...
Landry, Charles; Morley, David; Southwood, Russell; Wright, Patrick
Article
1991
The obsession with 'process politics' leads to an obsession with all aspects of internal structure and its working. As a result, the collective can often lose sight of its larger political objectives ...
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
Article
2008
I became a political activist at the age of 12, when I marched for open housing in Evanston, Illinois. We lived next to the Black community in Evanston; African-American students made up 40% of my gra...
The Common Good
Chomsky, Noam; interviewed by David Barsamian
Book
1998
Interviews with Noam Chomsky on the U.S. and the world.
Communist League: Connexipedia Article
Article
The first Marxist international organization. It was founded originally as the League of the Just by German workers in Paris in 1836.
The Communist Manifesto
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1848
Written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as the theoretical and practical platform of the Communist League, a workers' association.
Communist Workers International: Connexipedia Article
Article
Founded around the Manifesto of the Fourth Communist International, published by the Communist Workers' Party of Germany (KAPD) in 1921.
Critique of the Gotha Programme
Marx, Karl
Article
1875
Karl Marx's criticisms of the programme adopted by congress to unite the two German socialist parties in 1875.
Democracy Against Politics: Against The Current vol. 136
Feinberg, Joseph Grim
Article
2008
“¡Que se vayan todos!” shouted rebellious crowds during the Argentine economic crisis of 2001, “Out with them all!” The call soon spread throughout Latin America: for a new politics without politician...
Essays on the Left: Essays in Honour of T.C. Douglas
Lapierre, Laurier
Book
1971
Essays collected as a tribute to T.C. Douglas on the occasion of his retirement ad leader of the New Democratic Party.
Eurocentrism
Amin, Samir
Book
Amin argues that Eurocentrism is an ideological distortion, a myth and historical fallacy and argues for a new social, economic, cultural and political system based on socialist universalism.
Everything you wanted to know about sects but were afraid to ask
Higgins, Jimmie
Article
1978
We would rather fight for what we want (even if we don#t get it in our lifetime) than fight for what we don't want ... and get it.
Facing Fascism in Europe: Against The Current vol. 84
Smaldone, Bill
Article
2000
Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933, and the Nazis' rapid destruction of Germany's Social Democratic and Communist parties, shook the European left to its core. For many socialists and communists, th...
Fictitious Capital for Beginners: Imperialism, 'Anti-Imperialism', and the Continuing Relevance of Rosa Luxemburg
Goldner, Loren
Article
2007
Rosa Luxemburg's framework enabled her to see how capitalism could ultimately destroy society - barbarism, in her words, or the 'mutual destruction of the contending classes' as the Communist Manifest...
Film as a Subversive Art
Vogel, Amos
Book
1974
Analyzes how aesthetic, sexual and ideological subversives use film to change and demystify.
For Communism: Propositions on a Strategy for Revolution in the Advanced Capitalist Countries
Article
1970
A series of 100 propositions addressing the strategic vacuum on the Italian and European left at the end of the 1960s.
Fourth International: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international Trotskyist communist organisation which opposes both capitalism and Stalinism.
Free Speech For Me - But Not For Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other
Hentoff, Nat
Book
1992
Hentoff is a passionate believer in free speech who recognizes that if speech is truly to be free, we must protect the expression even of ideas we abhors. He catalogues with equal disapproval the effo...
The Freudian Left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse
Robinson, Paul A.
Book
1969
Paul Robinson tries to define a particular tradition in the history of psychoanalysis - the "radical" or "left-wing" tradition - through an analysis of its three most important representatives: Wilhel...
From PRI to Foxismo: Against The Current vol. 88
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
2000
Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1...
Gay Men and the Sexual History of the Political Left
Hekma, Gert; Oosterhuis, Harry; Steakley, James
Book
1995
Gays and the Left
Drucker, Peter
Article
1997
The contemporary movement for lesbian/gay liberation was born out of the ferment of the New Left. Its leftist roots were openly acknowledged. Leading theorists identified with one socialist or communi...
Global Labor: Socialist Register 2001: Review published in Against The Current Vol. 95
Fletcher, Bill Jr.
Article
2001
For all intents and purposes, I discovered the Socialist Register during the early '90s. When I say "discovered" I, of course, do not mean that I was the first to come across it. Rather, having heard ...
Globalizing the Left
Fryer, John
Article
1990
The Canadian trade union movement has to put greater emphasis on using its global ties to prevent multinational companies from shifting their operations to low wage countries.
Great moments in satire: a love note to the haters
Conatz, Juan
Article
2014
An article by Hugh Goldring about Great Moments in Leftism, a comic strip that highlights the often absurd nature of the radical left.
Green Municipalism
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1991
A green municipalist analysis offers valuable perspectives but can become a straightjacket if it is seen as 'the' answer.
Tim Hector: A Caribbean Radical's Story
Buhle, Paul
Book
2006
An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism
Haug, Wolfgang Fritz (ed.)
Book
1994
12 volumes
History on the Printed Page: Against The Current vol. 135
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
A small volume could be produced listing the books dealing with the times I have written about here. I will offer only a couple dozen.
How Ultraleftism Divided UNAM Strike: Against The Current vol. 88
Hearse, Phil
Article
2000
MEXICO CITY -- Commandeered buses flying red and black flags and Che Guevara portraits sped through the city on October 2, ferrying students to a demonstration commemorating the 1968 student massacre ...
If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
Marqusee, Mike
Book
2008
In a journey through family memory and leftwing history, Marqusee introduces us to Jewish heretics and heroes. In proudly reclaiming the Jewish radical tradition, he reminds us that cultures are not t...
If I Can't Dance ....: Why is the Left So Boring?
Rovics, David
Article
2008
Rovics asks, why is so much of the left in the US so attached to being so dreadfully boring? Why do so many people on the left apparently have no appreciation for the power and importance of culture? ...
The impoverishment of the Canadian left
Repo, Marjaleena
Article
1972
Perhaps the most visible phenomenon 9and the most painful) on the scene of social change in Canada today, is the lack of any real left alternative to either bourgeois or liberal radical politics.
Inaugural Address of the International Workingmen's Association
Marx, Karl
Article
1864
Speech by Karl Marx to the founding meeting of the First International.
International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party: Connexipedia Article
Article
A political international whose member organisations identify with the Italian left communist tradition.
International Communist Tendency: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international centralised left communist organisation formed in 1975.
International of Anarchist Federations: Connexipedia Article
Article
Founded during an international Anarchist conference in Carrara in 1968 by the three existing European federations of France, Italy and Spain as well as the Bulgarian federation in French exile.
International Revolutionary Marxist Centre: Connexipedia Article
Article
Was an international association of left-socialist parties. The member-parties rejected both mainstream social democracy and the Third International.
International Workers Association: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international anarcho-syndicalist federation of various labour unions from different countries.
International Working Union of Socialist Parties: Connexipedia Article
Article
A political international for the co-operation of socialist parties. 1921-1923.
The Intractable Marginality of the Activist Left
Darcy, Steve
Article
2014
Strikes are only one form of struggle, and perhaps less and less important as the years pass. But the disappearance of strikes is not an anomaly. It reflects a pattern of diminishing overall levels of...
IPPN Standing Strong in the Storm: Against The Current vol. 88
Sentmanat, José Manuel
Article
2000
If I were asked to name the one virtue that best describes the political left in America, I would say “perseverance.” As we know all too well, the long history of the left in our country is a history ...
Iran and Leftist Confusion
Erlich, Reese
Article
2009
Why are some leftists siding with the Iranian rulers rather than the popular demonstrations against the regime?
Is Socialism Really Dead in Europe?: After the German Elections
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2009
With over 12 percent of the vote, the Left Party became Germany's fourth strongest, just ahead of the Greens. This was a promising score, considering the way the mildly left Left Party has been ostrac...
John Gray web Site
Website
This site was intended to make communist, anti-capitalist and historical texts available on-line and to link to texts on other sites. The site has been organised to group some texts and links by autho...
Keep raising the issue of democracy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Socialists should keep hammering away at the issue of democracy.
Learning to struggle: my story between workerism and feminism
Fortunati, Leopoldina
Article
2013
An account of an Italian Marxist feminist's experiences and development in the autonomist and feminist movements in Italy in the 1970s.
The Left Alternative
Unger, Roberto
Book
2009
Unger writes a manifesto that engages a vital question of our time: where should the Left go from here? In his analysis, Unger examines the major debates in the world today and he rallies for alternat...
The Left and the Elections: Against The Current vol. 110
Phelps, Christopher; Luce, Stephanie; Brenner, Johanna
Article
2004
Two electoral paths will be taken by those left of center this year, and all the spilled ink in the world won't affect the choices.
Left History Archive
Website
An attempt to gather together an archive of digital material of the history and political role of the Communist Party of Australia from its inception to the present day, and also a general archive of ...
Left-libertarianism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A doctrine that has a strong commitment to personal liberty and egalitarianism.
Left Needs Soul Searching
Dobbin, Murray
Article
2009
The left fears that the people it is trying to persuade and mobilize aren't capable of imagining or accepting a truly radical vision of the future.
Left-wing internationals, list of: Connexipedia Article
Article
This is a list of socialist, communist, and anarchist internationals. An "International" such as, the "First International", the "Second International", or the "Socialist International" may refer to a...
The Left's Crisis
Panitch, Leo
Article
2011
It was indicative of the left's sorry lack of ambition in the crisis that its calls for salary limits on Wall Street executives and transaction taxes on the financial sector were far more common than ...
The Left's Crisis
Panitch, Leo
Article
2011
It was indicative of the left's sorry lack of ambition in the crisis that its calls for salary limits on Wall Street executives and transaction taxes on the financial sector were far more common than ...
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
Liberal Antiwar Activism is the Problem
Emanuele, Vincent
Article
2016
Every election season, veterans and their families are used as political pawns. During the Democratic National Convention in Philly, the Khans, the mother and father of a Marine Captain who was killed...
Libertarian Socialism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A socialist political orientation which promote a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic, stateless society without private property in the means of production. Libertarian socialism is opposed to coerciv...
Looking at the Conference
Chester, Ashley
Article
1976
Ashley Chester comments on the Popular Education Conference.
Losing Toronto: How Olivia Chow and the left may be giving away an election
Laxer, Michael
Article
2014
As we head into the Labour Day weekend that may be accurately deemed to be the start of the homestretch of Toronto's very long mayoral and council election season, the news is not good for leftists or...
Rosa Luxemburg: A letter about Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to Marxism
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
In a time when the socialist movement was evolving in directions increasingly removed from Marx's positions -- Social Democratic reformism on the one hand, and Leninist bureaucratic centralism on the ...
The Malaise on the Left
Brinton, Maurice
Article
1974
Let us take it for granted that meaningful activity needs to be collective, that social transformation needs emancipated individuals, and that the institutional framework of any new society will proba...
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.
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
The Meaning of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution: Against The Current vol. 113
Albo, Greg
Article
2004
A feature of revolutions is that they keep coming around in unexpected ways and in unexpected places. Who would have dared predict the eruption that was Seattle in November 1999, when the powers behi...
The Middle East in Flames: Against The Current vol. 124
Kennedy, Andrew; Weissman, Susan
Article
2006
Andrew Kennedy and Suzi Weismann Interview Gilbert Achcar. Gilbert Achcar is the author of Eastern Cauldron and The Clash of Barbarisms, both published by Monthly Review Press.
Murdered by Capitalism: A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the American Left
Ross, John
Book
2004
Much of this book is in the form of a fictional dialogue between two radicals discussing the political events of both of their lifetimes.
The Need for a New Socialist Movement
Panitch, Leo
Article
1984
It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this c...
A New Language is the Number One Imperative for a New Left Project
Stoker, David
Article
2014
Socialists “use words few people know to make arguments few people understand to fight for causes few people recognise on people who don’t care.”
New Left: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Kostash, Myrna
Article
The New Left was a loose international political movement of the 1960s
New Left: Connexipedia Article
Article
Left-wing movements in different countries in the 1960s and 1970s .
The New Left at 40: Legacy and Continuity
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios (ed.)
Book
2007
A collection of memoirs and commentaries.
News & Letters: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2006 - 2007
Article
2006
We aim to help fill the void on the question of "what happens after" by creatively rethinking and restating his concept of "revolution in permanence" for today.
On Spontaneity and Organisation
Bookchin, Murray
Article
1971
On the relationship of spontaneity and revolution.
On Unions and the Class Struggle
Article
1969
Written during the wave of workers' struggles known as the Italian hot autumn of 1969, when the autonomous struggles of the working class reached an unprecedented level, laying bare the character and ...
Ontological "Difference" and the Neo-Liberal War on the Social: Deconstruction and Deindustrialization
Goldner, Loren
Article
2001
We have today legions of people with a smattering of knowledge turning out reams of books filled with buzz words that could be (and have been) produced by a computer program, and could be (and are) pi...
An Open Letter to the British Left
Kouvelakis, Stathis
Article
2016
Dear friends and comrades, To a foreigner who has been living and working in the United Kingdom for the last sixteen years, the immediate post-referendum situation appears highly paradoxical. It seems...
The Organized Left and the Death of "Pragmatic" Politics
Cooke, Shamus
Article
2016
Shifting political winds are battering the establishment, as the breeze flows to the back of the populists. The left-populist Bernie Sanders didn't conjure the hurricane but adjusted his sails to it. ...
The Origins of the Modern Leftism
Gombin, Richard
Book
1971
...
Orwell and the Left
Zwerdling
Book
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...
Pannekoek and Gorter's Marxism
Smart.D.A. (ed.); Pannekoek, Anton; Gorter, Herman
Book
Anton Pannekoek and Herman Gorter were leading spokespersons for 'council communism.' They argued for the primacy of workers' own organizations, defending their importance agains the parliamentarists ...
The Paris Commune of 1871: The View from the Left
Schulkind, Eugene; (Editor)
Book
1972
For the Left, the Paris Commune of 1871 stands as the first example of the exercise of political power by a working class. Socialists, Communists and Anarchists have all looked to this 72-day revoluti...
A Political Statement of the Libertarian Socialist Collective
Libertarian Socialist Collective
Article
1979
The socialist perspective, as we see it, implies a total critique of human society as it is presently constituted. Socialism means a total transformation of life and social institutions - a project of...
Popular Education Conference - Overview
Article
1976
A report on the Popluar Education Conference.
The Port Huron Statement
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Article
1962
A seminal statement of the New Left, adopted by SDS in 1962.
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...
Postmodernism and the Left
Epstein, Barbara
Article
1997
Barabara Epstein provides an overview of the approach and subculture of postmodernism and how they relate to, or conflict with, leftwing ideas.
A progressive dialogue on the future: Six questions for leftists
Podur, Justin
Article
2011
Leftists don't spend enough time or energy working on important strategic questions. If we could resolve a handful of these, even tentatively, and try out some solutions, we would be far more successf...
Propaganda and Consciousness: The Future of Big Flame Newspaper
Article
A political dicussion of the strategy and practice of Big Flame, written in the early 1970s.
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Raids and Reconstructions: Essays on Politics, Crime, and Culture
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus
Book
1976
A collection of essays on culture and poltics.
Rebuilding the Left
Harnecker, Marta
Book
2007
Beginning with an overview of the Left in Latin America, from the Cuban Revolution to the present, Harnecker goes on to analyze developments now taking place and stresses the necessity of developing a...
Rebuilding the Left in a Time of Crisis
Panitch, Leo
Article
2011
The type of organizers we need to develop need to be those who have developed the skills and capacities and depth that allow them to be good at taking a defensive struggle and saying we can both fight...
Rebuilding the Left web site
Website
2000
Web site of activists working to rebuild the Canadian left; formed out of the Rebuilding the Left conference in October 2000.
Reclaiming a Continent: Experiments in Radical Social Democracy
Lievesley, Geraldine; Ludlam, Steve (eds.)
Book
2009
An in-depth and accessible introduction to Latin American politics. Avoiding superficial analysis and simplistic leftist cheerleading, this book addresses the complexity and diversity of the new Latin...
Reform and Revolution
Gorz, Andre
Article
1967
An essay taken from Andre Gorz's Le Socialisme Difficile in which he discusses how socialist strategy can aim to crate the objective and subjective conditions which will make mass revolutionary action...
The Regina Manifesto: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Programme
Article
Adopted by the founding convention of the CCCF in Regina, Saskatchewan, July, 1933.
A Reluctant Memoir of the '50s and '60s: Against The Current vol. 134
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
I have been asked to write a memoir that would give a sense of the old left/new left realities of the 1950s and ‘60s. That seems quite odd to me (why would I be writing such a thing?), until I look in...
Reluctant Memoir, Part 2: Against The Current vol. 135
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
I think it was in 1963 that I first became aware of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). My older sister Patty had married a very nice guy named Earl Brecher, with whom she went to Liberia as one ...
Remember the '80s: Social Movements Between Woodstock and the Web
Grossman, Zoltan
Article
2008
The history of 1980s activism deserves to be remembered and studied by those fighting for change today.It always helps to have a fuller view of the past, to figure out what to keep and what to discard...
The Rise of the Global Left: World Social Forum and Beyond
de Sousa Santos, Boaventura
Book
The author makes an impassioned case for the politicisation of the World Social Forum, arguing that that the Forum can only realise its full potential as a force for social, economic and political cha...
The Romance of American Communism
Gornick, Vivian
Book
1978
Using USA Communist Party members' personal experiences, Gornick examines the attraction of the party and its philosophy.
Rosa Luxemburg: Abridged Edition
Nettl, Peter
Book
1966
A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
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.
Situationist International: Connexipedia Article
Article
A group of revolutionaries, founded in 1957, which developed a radical Marxist critque of life under advanced capitalism. They suggested and experimented with the construction of situations: the setti...
Socialism or Barbarism
Article
1961
The combined socialist objectives from members of "Socialisme ou Barbarie" of France, "Unita Proletaria" of Italy, "Socialism Reaffirmed" of Great Britain, and "Pouvoir Ouvrier Belge" of Belgium.
Socialism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
Socialist International: Connexipedia Article
Article
A worldwide organisation of democratic socialist, social democratic, socialist, and labour political parties. It was formed in 1951.
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
The Socialist Register 1969: Volume6: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1969
The Socialist Register 1971: Volume 8: A survey of movements and ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1971
The Socialist Register 1972: Volume 9: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1972
The Socialist Register 1977: Volume 14: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
The Socialist Register 1980: Volume 17: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
The Socialist Register 1985/1986: Volume 22: Social Democracy and After
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John; Liebman, Marc; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Socialist Register 1993: Volume 29: Real Problems False Solutions
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1993
Some of my best comrades are friends
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1979
The left's sloppy use of language indicates sloppy thinking.
Some Thoughts on the Re-organization of the Revolutionary Left
Brendel, Cajo
Article
It is not true that without revolutionary theory there is no revolutionary practice. It is not true that certain opinions and ideas, that a certain quantity of consciousness are the absolute precondit...
Spontaneity and Organization: Some Comments
Montgomery, David
Article
1973
A contribution to a symposium on Jeremy Brecher's book Strike!
Strategy and tactics: how the left can organise to transform society
Rees, John
Book
2011
John Rees draws on the experience of recent mass movements and past revolutions to suggest ways in which the left can maximize the effectiveness of all those who want to transform society.
Taplok Press, A New Flame: Against The Current vol. 89
Biddle, Kurt; Noor, Rivani
Article
2000
Reading Left books has become somewhat of a trend in Indonesia. Although the struggle for democracy is far from won, overthrowing the dictator Suharto in 1998 has brought a lot of positive changes for...
Thinking About Self-Determination
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1994
Does that familiar canon of the left, 'the right to self-determination', actually mean anything, or is it an empty slogan whose main utility is that it relieves us of the trouble of thinking criticall...
Third International (Comintern): Connexipedia Article
Article
An international Communist organization founded in Moscow in March 1919, and disbanded in 1943.
Thunder on the Left
Callinicos, Alex
Article
2014
The paradox of the present situation is that capital is weak—but the radical left is much weaker. Alternatively, capital is economically weak, but much stronger politically, less because of mass ideol...
Toward an Authentic Canadian Left
Repo, Marjaleena
Article
1971
Recent developments have only further revealed what has been evident for a long time, namely, the impotence and irrelevance of the Canadian left; the fact that it is minute, factionalized and unable t...
Traces of Magma: An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
Book
1983
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
The Transitional Program: The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International
Trotsky, Leon
Book
1938
Leon Trotsky's program for the founding of the Fourth International.
The Two Souls of Socialism: Socialism from Above vs. Socialism from Below
Draper, Hal
Article
1960
It was Marx who finally brought the two ideas of socialism and democracy together, because he developed a theory which made the synthesis possible for the first time. The heart of the theory is this p...
The Tyranny of Structurelessness
Freeman, Jo
Article
1970
Contrary to what we would like to believe, there is no such thing as a "structureless" group. Any group of people of whatever nature that comes together for any length of time for any purpose will ine...
The Un-Canadians: True Stores of the blacklist Era
Sher, Len
Book
1992
Details the blacklisting which took place in Canada during the Cold War years.
The Unknown Dimension: European Marxism Since Lenin
Howard, Dick, Klare, Karl E.
Book
1972
The radical intellectual tradition of European post-Leninist Marxism, so different from the dogma of the orthodox leftist parties, is an unknowwn dimension. This anthology sets out to recover this Mar...
Vanguard, Vanguard, Who's Got the Vanguard?
Schneider, Michael
Article
1972
A critique of Leninist vanguard-party theories and practice, especially as manifested in the new left groups of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Published in the May 1972 and August 1972 issues of Libe...
The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada
Article
1969
The founding statement of the Waffle group within the New Democratic Party.
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
What is the Left?
Stephens, R.L.
Article
Stephens argues that class struggle is central to overcoming oppression.
What's Left? Environmentalists and Radical Politics
Williams, Rick
Book
1990
Environmentalist activism as radical practice.
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
Frank, Thomas
Book
2004
Explores the rise of conservative populism in the United States through the lens of Frank's native state of Kansas. According to his analysis, the political discourse of recent decades has dramaticall...
Why it's time to realign the left
Rooksby, Ed
Article
2013
Ed Rooksby, one of the supporters of the call for a new radical left party to be formed in Britain, explains why he thinks the time is right to launch such a party and what its aims should be.
Why the Leninists Will Win
Clark, Ed
Article
1977
Clark argues that the failure of the libertarian left to take organizing seriously makes it likely that capitalism will be overthrown by Leninists who will preside over a social system as undemocratic...
Why the Swedish Left Lost: An Analysis of the Electoral Fiasco and Lessons for the Democrats
Feldman, Jonathan Michael
Article
2010
Analysts and political leaders on the left focus on how the right wing's lies go unfiltered by the establishment mass media. The media bias theory has some plausibility but the limit to the media-bias...
The Women's March Was a Dismal Failure and a Hopeful Sign
Rall, Ted
Article
2017
Despite what pundits said, the Women’s March was not a movement. Nor was it the beginning of a movement. It was a moment: a show of hands: "I'm against Trump," these women (and men) told the world. Qu...
Words, words, words...: Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The misuse of language implies a failure to think clearly, to analyse correctly, to communicate with others.
The workers' government
Harman, Chris; Potter, Tim
Article
2007
The biggest far left organisations in Italy to emerge from the great wave of struggle from 1968 to 1975 changed their strategy to one of focussing on the formation of a ‘left’ government within the ex...
World Socialist Movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international organisation of socialist parties created in 1904 with the founding of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
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.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Socialism.ca
A hub featuring links to selected resources about socialism, as well as other progressive sites of interest to socialists and activists.
Solidarity
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine. Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a bro...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

Sources Library

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.
Break Their Haughty Power
Goldner, Loren
Website
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
The Canadian Left Debates Its Future
Various
Article
1979
A debate on left strategies which collects wide-ranging responses from a variety of sources to Canadian Dimension's special issue on Eurocommunism, compiled in the hope that this exchange will advance...
Catalyst
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A campaigning think tank for the labour movement and the left, committed to developing and promoting practical policies for the redistribution wealth, power, and opportunity.
Docs Populi
Documents for the public
Website
Dedicated to documenting and publishing oppositional artwork of the late 20th century.
Institute for Anarchist Studies
Website
Provides support to critical scholarship on social domination and the reconstructive vision of a free society.
Israeli Left Archive
Website
2006
An evolving data base of the Israeli Radical Left. The long range vision of this project is to continue to digitalize thousands of items (leaflets, internal documents, newspaper articles and press cli...
The Left Worker-communist Party of Iraq
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Socialism Now. "The basis of socialism is the human being... Socialism is the movement to restore human beings' conscious will."
Marginal Distribution
Website
Book distributor.
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 Newsletter
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1973
Newsletter published in 1973 and 1974 by the New Tendency, a loose collaboration of indepedent leftists primarily based in Toronto, Windsor, Winnipeg, and Kitchener-Waterloo. Articles dealt with workp...
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian 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, ...
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Website
Die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung wurde 1992 von der Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS) - heute Die Linkspartei.PDS - als parteinahe, bundesweit tutige Stiftung anerkannt. Sie kooperiert im Rahmen ...
Socialist History Project
Website
The stated goal is documenting the revolutionary socialist tradition in Canada. Primarily oriented to Leninist and Trotskyist parties.
Socialist Party of Canada
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Founded in 1905, the party's objective is the establishment of a system of society based upon the common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing we...
Socialist Project
Website
Articles from a socialist perspective, including The Bullet and Relay.