Manifestos

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Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal
Kropotkin, Peter
Article
1901
A different conception of society, very different from that which now prevails, is in process of formation. Under the name of Anarchy, a new interpretation of the past and present life of society aris...
Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
Goldman, Emma
Article
1910
Anarchsim: The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as...
The Arusha Declaration
Nyerere, Julius
Article
1967
Tanganyika African National Union's policy on Socialism and Self-Reliance.
As We Don't See It
Article
A clarification of Solidarity London's 1968 pamphlet, "As We See It." Distinction is placed between real socialism and the "exploitative privileged minorities" who controll(ed) the USSR and China, as...
A Better World: Programme of the Worker-communist Party of Iran
Article
The actual lives and actions of people themselves reveal a deep-seated belief in the possibility and even the certainty of a better future.
The Caracas Commitment: Declaration from World Meeting of Left Parties, November 19-21, Caracas, Venezuela
Article
2009
We have gathered with the aim of unifying criteria and giving concrete answers that allow us to defend our sovereignty, our social victories, and the freedom of our peoples in the face of the generali...
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Climate justice movement shakes Canada's New Democratic Party
Fidler, Richard
Article
2016
The impact of the Leap Manifesto at the party convention, argues Richard Fidler, opens major opportunities to deepen the debate on climate justice and to build an ecosocialist left in and around the N...
Common Sense
Paine, Thomas
Book
1776
Thomas Paine's justification of revolution.
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.
The Communist Manifesto in Perspective
Hobsbawm, Eric
Article
1998
Eric Hobsbawm’s opening address to the international conference organised by Espaces Marx on the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto.
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.
A Decentralist Manifesto
Borsodi, Ralph
Article
1958
No political institution can be considered human and properly adapted to the nature of humankind if it in any way infringes upon liberty; if it even in the slightest, interferes with the conditions ne...
Declaration of Independence
Jefferson, Thomas
Article
1776
The document in which the 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Article
1789
Approved by the National Assemby of France August 26, 1789.
For the Reconstitution of the Movements from Below: Autonomy and Independence: A Reflection almost Ten Years After the Water War
Olivera, Oscar
Article
2009
Within the grassroots there are mixed feelings of dissatisfaction, sadness and anger. The demand of re-appropriating the commons and natural resources like gas, petrol, minerals and water has fundamen...
The Freedom Charter
Article
1955
Adopted at the Kliptown Congress of the African National Congress.
Fuck Hamas! Fuck Israel! Gaza youth offers up a cry of despair : Rapid global reaction to cyber-manifesto surprises its drafters
Carbajosa, Ana
Article
2011
A group of Palestinian youth put out a manifesto that calls for an end to divisive party politics in Gaza and the West Bank. The youth want peace and freedom.
Gazan Youth's Manifesto for Change
Article
2010
We, the youth in Gaza, are so fed up with Israel, Hamas, the occupation, the violations of human rights and the indifference of the international community!
The Green Book
Article
1979
Report of the Politico-Military Strategy Commission to the African National Congress National Executive Committee, 1979.
Humanism and its Aspiration: Humanist Manifesto III, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933
Article
2003
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of huma...
Humanist Manifesto I
Article
1933
Outlines affirmations on cosmology, biological and cultural evolution, human nature, epistemology, ethics, religion, self-fulfillment, and the quest for freedom and social justice.
Humanist Manifesto II
Article
No deity will save us; we must save ourselves.
Inaugural Address of the International Workingmen's Association
Marx, Karl
Article
1864
Speech by Karl Marx to the founding meeting of the First International.
The International Workingmen's Association, General Rules
Article
1864
Rules of the First International Workingmen's Association, adopted at its founding congress in 1864.
Introduction to the Critique of the Gotha Programme
Korsch, Karl
Article
1922
Next to the Communist Manifesto of 1847-8 and the 'General Introduction' to the Critique of Political Economy of 1857, the Critique of the Gotha Programme of 1875 is, of all Karl Marx's shorter works,...
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
The Joy of Revolution
Knabb, Ken
Book
1997
Knabb says "What is needed, I believe, is a worldwide participatory-democracy revolution that would abolish both capitalism and the state. This is admittedly a big order, but I'm afraid that nothing l...
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Article
2015
We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
A Leap Toward Radical Politics?
The Bullet
Article
2016
The Leap Manifesto is, in a way, Canada's version of the burst of Left and socialist energies that have come with the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic Party in the U.S. and the Jeremy Corbyn ...
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...
Letter to Bracke
Marx, Karl
Article
1875
Karl Marx comments on the unity programme (Gotha programme) of the German Democratic Workers Party and the People's Party.
Manifestations And Declarations: Of the Twentieth Century
Cormack, Patricia (Editor)
Book
1998
This collection of original documents describes what significance they had for the social change and political movements of the twentieth century.
Manifeste de l'Anarchie
Bellegarrigue, Anselme
Article
1850
Le Manifeste est une intervention passionnante contre la folie politique que, sous le nom de démocratie, prétend que nous cédions nos droits à la liberté et à l'autonomie à des représentants élus pour...
Manifesto of Surrealism
Breton, Andre
Article
1924
Surrealism is the invisible ray which will one day enable us to win out over our opponents.
Manifesto of the Communist International to the Workers of the World
Trotsky, Leon
Article
1919
Adopted by the founding congress of the Third International (Comintern) in March 1919.
The Manifesto of the Network of Alternative Resistance
Article
1999
Contrary to the defensive position in which rebel and alternative groups and movements often find themselves, we believe true resistance must include the creation, here and now, of the ties and pionee...
Manifesto of the Paris Commune
Article
1871
Published in Paris Libre, April 21, 1871.
The Manifesto of the People's Global Action
Article
1998
We assert our will to struggle as peoples against all forms of oppression. But we do not only fight the wrongs imposed on us. We are also committed to building a new world.
Manifesto of the Second Congress of the Third International
Article
1920
Adopted in Moscow, August 1920, at the Second World Congress of the Communist International.
Manifesto of the Sixteen: Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A document drafted in 1916 by eminent anarchists Peter Kropotkin and Jean Grave which advocated an Allied victory over Germany and the Central Powers during the First World War.
The Manifesto of The Socialist League
Morris, William; Bax, E. Belfort
Article
1885
Advocating the principles of Revolutionary International Socialism; that is, we seek a change in the basis of Society - a change which would destroy the distinctions of classes and nationalities.
Manifesto of the Socialist Party of Canada - 1910
Article
1910
Tthe Socialist Party of Canada is the nucleus of the revolt of the slaves of Canada against capitalism. Its policy is to educate the slaves of Canada to an understanding of their position and organize...
Manifesto of the Third Camp against US Militarism and Islamic Terrorism
Article
2006
The human and genuine solution to the problem of nuclear weapons, to Islamic terrorism and its horrific crimes against the people of the world, and to the militaristic bullying of the US and Western g...
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.
Manifiesto de Cartagena
Bolivar, Simón
Article
1812
May 1968 Graffiti
Article
1968
"Don't consume Marx, live him."
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.
The Organisational Structure of the Communist Parties, the Methods and Content of Their Work: Theses
Article
1921
Adopted at the Third Congress of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 20, 2016: Connexions Enters Its Fifth Decade
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Connexions Other Voices falls on the 40th anniversary of the publication of the very first Connexions newsletter, which was published in February 1976. That first issue carried the title...
Our Program and the Political Situation
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1918
Tthe text of a speech by Rosa Luxemburg to the Founding Congress of the Communist Party of Germany (Spartacus League), made on December 31, 1918.
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...
Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto
Alfred, Taiaiake
Book
1999
This new edition accounts the history and future of the indigenous people of North America is at once a bold and forceful critique of Indigenous leaders and politics, and a sensitive reflection on the...
The People's Charter
Article
1839
The Chartists' Peoples Charter of 1839.
A People's Manifesto: Let's Roll Back Austerity and Claim Real Democracy!: Urgent common priorities for a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe
Article
2013
Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the peoples of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities end...
The People's Petition
Article
1838
The Chartist Petition of 1838.
Perspectives for Conscious Change in Everyday Life
Debord, Guy
Article
1961
Guy Debord says that to study everyday life would be a completely absurd undertaking, unable even to grasp anything of its object, if this study was not expressly for the purpose of transforming every...
Platform
Makno, Nestor
Book
1926
The Platform of the Communist International
Article
1919
Adopted by the founding congress of the Third International, March 1919.
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...
The Port Huron Statement
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
Article
1962
A seminal statement of the New Left, adopted by SDS in 1962.
Preliminaries Toward Defining a Unitary Revolutionary Program
Debord, Guy
Article
1960
Written as a platform for discussion within the Situationist International, and for its linkup with revolutionary militants of the workers movement.
Principles of Environmental Justice
Article
1991
A defining document for the grassroots movement for environmental justice.
The Program of the Minority
James, C.L.R.; Dunayevskaya, Raya; et al
Article
1946
Statement of the minority in the (U.S.) Workers Party.
The Regina Manifesto: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Programme
Article
Adopted by the founding convention of the CCCF in Regina, Saskatchewan, July, 1933.
Reimagining Society
Website
An online collection of visions, proposals and strategies for social transformation.
Revolution Re-Assessed: Politics of Human Liberation
Article
1980
The political objectives and beliefs of the Australian-based Libertarian Socialist Organisation.
The Rights of Man
Paine, Thomas
Book
1792
Thomas Paine's defense of the French Revolution -- and the right to revolt.
Russell-Einstein Manifesto
Russell, Bertrand; Einstein, Albert
Article
1955
We have to learn to think in a new way. We have to learn to ask ourselves, not what steps can be taken to give military victory to whatever group we prefer, for there no longer are such steps; the que...
The Socialist League and the Struggle for a Socialist Canada
Article
1974
The Socialist League is a democratic centralist organization which views its main tasks as gathering cadres for the future mass revolutionary party.
Socialist Thought: A Documentary History
Fried, Albert; Sanders, Ronald (eds.)
Book
1964
An anthology of important documents in the history of European socialist thought, from pre-revolutionary France to the 1950s.
Solidarity As We See It
Article
1967
Ten Points on Solidarity's Socialist position - the compromised nature of the "Bolsheviks" and trade unions, the need to "build from below," the desire to see themselves as "merely an instrument of w...
Solidarity (US) Founding Statement
Article
1986
Adopted at the founding national convention of SOLIDARITY in the Spring of 1986.
Statement of Principles of the Hammersmith Socialist Society
Morris, William
Article
1890
Advocates "an essential change in the basis of society: the present basis is privilege for the few and consequent servitude for the many; the further basis will be equality of condition for all, which...
Statement of Principles of the Independent Socialist Club
Draper, Hal
Article
1964
Our view of socialism is both democratic and revolutionary, both humanist and working class; and it is only as a revolutionary-democratic movement of opposition to the Establishments that socialism ca...
Tearing Away the Veils: The Communist Manifesto
Berman, Marshall
Article
2011
At the dawn of the twentieth century, there were workers who were ready to die with the Communist Manifesto. At the dawn of the twenty-first, there may be even more who are ready to live with it.
Tearing Down the Seven Pillars of Neoliberalism: Manifesto 2007
Attac France
Article
2007
With the beginning of the 1980s, we entered a new era of capitalism, the era of neoliberalism. This project systematically destroys all political, social and ecological restrictions for the activity o...
Theses on the Fundamental Tasks of the Communist International
Article
1920
Adopted at the Second Congress of the Communist International, August 1920.
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.
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects
Wollstonecraft, Mary
Book
1792
Published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was the first great feminist treatise. Wollstonecraft preached that intellect will always govern and sought to persuade women to endeavour to ac...
A Vision from the Heartland: Socialism for the 21st Century
La Botz, Dan
Book
2010
La Botz argues that to solve the problems of our economy and the environment, and to end America‘s wars abroad, we must begin to create a socialist society. A socialist society is one where the workin...
The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada
Article
1969
The founding statement of the Waffle group within the New Democratic Party.
Walking: We Ask Questions
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
An essay from the book We Are Everywhere by the Notes From Nowhere Collective.
We Can Change the World: The Real Meaning Of Everyday Life
Stratman, Dave
Book
1991
Stratman draws on his experiences as a parent in the Boston school busing battle and later as Washington director of the National PTA, interviews with British coal miners and striking American meatpac...
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.
William Morris: From Romantic to Revolutionary
Thompson, E. P.
Book
1955
A biography of the nineteenth-century socialist, designer, artist, and intellectual William Morris.
Winnipeg Declaration of Principles
Article
The principles of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Workers Opposition: Solidarity London Pamphlet
Kollontai, Alexandra
Book
1921
Published in Soviet Russia in January 1921 and banned in March 1921.

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