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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 ...
The Anarchists: The men who shocked an era
Kedward, Roderick
Book
1971
The history and ideology of anarchism.
The Civil War in France
Marx, Karl
Book
1871
Written by Karl Marx as an address to the General Council of the International, with the aim of distributing to workers of all countries a clear understanding of the character and world-wide significa...
The Commune, Paris 1871
Brinton, Maurice; Guillaume, Philippe
Article
1961
The most significant aspect of the Paris Commune is that it created social forms which in a sense define socialism itself, social forms which serve as yardsticks for proletarian revolutions past, pres...
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century
Karlin, Mark; Merriman, John
Article
2015
The short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 lasted only a little more than two months before being ruthlessly crushed. A new book by Yale Professor John Merriman, "Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris ...
Execution of Paris Communards Foreshadowed Mass Murders of 20th Century
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
The short-lived Paris Commune of 1871 lasted only a little more than two months before being ruthlessly crushed. A new book by Yale Professor John Merriman, "Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris ...
The History of Democracy: A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Book
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 fro...
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...
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume IV: Critique of Other Socialisms
Draper, Hal
Book
1990
Much of Karl Marx's most important work came out of his critique of other thinkers, including many socialists who differed significantly in their conceptions of socialism. Draper looks at these critiq...
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.
Manifesto of the Paris Commune
Article
1871
Published in Paris Libre, April 21, 1871.
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 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 on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
Brown, Heather
Book
2013
A study devoted exclusively to Marx's perspectives on gender and the family.
Marx rediscovered: A review of Heather A Brown, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study
McGregor, Sheila
Article
2015
Sheila McGregor states that Heather Brown has written an important study of Marx’s writings on women’s oppression. Brown situates her book in the current economic and political context, noting the rol...
A Marxist History of the World part 60: The Paris Commune: the face of proletarian revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The Franco-Prussian war produced the first proletarian revolution in history, and showed to the world for the first time what a workers’ state looks like.
Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
Hudis, Peter
Book
2013
In contrast to the traditional view that Marx's work is restricted to a critique of capitalism – and that he consciously avoided any detailed conception of its alternative – this work shows that Marx ...
Marx's Vision of Communism: A Reconstruction
Ollman, Bertell
Article
1977
Ollman tries to reconstruct Marx's vision of communism from his writings of 1844, the year in which he set down the broad lines of his analysis, to the end of his life.
Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune
Merriman, John
Book
2014
A narrative account of the Paris Commune.
The Meaning of the Paris Commune: What can the Paris Commune offer to present struggles for emancipation?
Ross, Kristin; Goswami, Manu
Article
2015
Interview with Kristin Ross about her new book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune.
Michel, Louise: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of People
Article
French anarchist, school teacher and medical worker. (1830-1905).
On Revolution
Arendt, Hannah
Book
1963
Arendt examines the American, French, and Russian revolutions and draws conclusions about the meaning of revolution.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015: Organizing
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2015: Urban agriculture and local food production
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This issue of Other Voices ranges widely, from increasing worker activism and strikes in China, to advances in battery technology that make it much easier and cheaper to store solar and wind energy fo...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Our History Recovered: Against The Current vol. 132
Quinn, Patrick M.
Article
2008
For thirty-six years since its apogee in the late 1960s during the worldwide movement against the U.S. war in Vietnam, the global Left, including the Left in the United States, has been in decline. Gl...
The Paris Commune
Kropotkin, Peter
Article
1880
Under the name "Commune of Paris" a new idea was born, to become the starting point for future revolutions. As is always the case, this fruitful idea was not the product of some one individual's brain...
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...
The Paris Commune told in pictures
Article
1934
An illustrated history of the Paris Commune of 1871.
Remembering the Paris Commune: Against The Current vol. 153
Mann, Keith
Article
2011
Marking the anniversary of the revolt that led to the establishment of the world's first workers’ government, the Paris Commune of 1871. The Paris Commune has always had a special place in the hearts ...
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...
Situationist International Anthology
Knabb, Ken
Book
1981
A selection of Situationist writings.
Theses on the Paris Commune
Debord, Guy; Kotányi, Attila; Vaneigem, Raoul
Article
1962
William Morris: From Romantic to Revolutionary
Thompson, E. P.
Book
1955
A biography of the nineteenth-century socialist, designer, artist, and intellectual William Morris.
Women in the Paris Commune: Against The Current vol. 153
Feeley, Dianne
Article
2011
During the Seige of Paris, women organized their own Vigilance Committee in Montmartre, the political center of the working class. La Révolution politique et sociale devoted a major portion of its pag...
Writings on the Paris Commune
Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich (Draper, Hal, ed.)
Book
Hal Draper's compilation of all the writings by Marx and Engels on the Paris Commune of 1871, when a working-class-led revolution took power and established a new type of state for the first time in t...

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