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African-American Socialist Pioneer: Against The Current vol. 144
Lang, Clarence
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2010
In holding aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America, Winston James singled out Hubert Henry Harrison for his “pioneering role in what became known as the N...
Allende, Salvador: Connexipedia Article
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Democratically elected socialist president of Chile, overthrown and killed in a coup engineered by the CIA. (1908-1973).
Anton Pannekoek
Mattick, Paul
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1960
Anton Pannekoek's life span coincided with what was almost the whole history of the modern labour movement; he experienced its rise as a movement of social protest, its transformation into a movement ...
Beauvoir, Simone de: Connexipedia Article
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French writer, philosopher, feminist, and social theorist. (1908-1986).
Bebel, August: Connexipedia Article
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German social democrat who was one of the founders of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. (1840-1913).
Bernstein, Eduard: Connexipedia Article
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German social democratic theoretician and politician, a member of the SPD, and the theorist of "evolutionary socialism" and revisionism. (1850-1932).
Biography of Marx
Engels, Friedrich
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1892
B.J. Widick, 1910-2008: Against The Current vol. 136
Wald, Alan
Article
2008
On June 28, 2008, Branko J. Widick, known to everyone as “B.J.” or “Jack,” died at age 97 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Widick was a prominent figure in the history of U.S. Trotskyism and above all in the u...
Bookchin, Murray: Connexipedia Article
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American libertarian socialist-anarchist, political and social philosopher, environmentalist, conservationist, atheist, speaker, and writer. (1921-2006).
Brinton, Maurice: Connexipedia Article
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Libertarian socialist writer and neurologist. (1923-2005).
Caroline Lund-Sheppard, Sept. 24, 1944-Oct. 14, 2006: A Life Fully Lived: Against The Current vol. 125
Biddle, Jennifer
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2006
It's my favorite photograph of Caroline: She’s just a girl, standing straight up, hands neatly folded in front of her, wearing a long, white tunic, and an exuberantly silly grin.
Carpenter, Edward: Connexipedia Article
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English socialist poet, anthologist, early gay activist and socialist philosopher. (1844-1929).
Chester, Eric: Connexipedia Article
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Author, socialist political activist, and economics professor. (Born 1943).
C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism: Against The Current vol. 90
Farred, Grant
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2001
C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that “Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heavie...
Coldwell, Major James William: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian social democratic politician, and leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation party from 1942 to 1960. (1888-1974).
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
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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...
Connolly, James: Connexipedia Article
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Irish and Scottish socialist leader, executed by the British. (1868-1916).
De Leon, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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American socialist newspaper editor, politician, Marxist theoretician, and trade union organizer. (1852-1914).
Debs, Eugene V.: Connexipedia Article
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American socialist politician and union leader, one of the founding members of the International Labor Union and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). (1855-1926).
Diemer, Ulli: Connexipedia Article
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2010
Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
Dietzgen, Joseph: Connexipedia Article
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Socialist philosopher and Marxist. (1828-1888).
Douglas, Tommy: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Canadian social democratic politician, CCF premier of Saskatchean and leader of the federal New Democratic Party. (1904-1986).
Enlightening Disillusionments
Orr, Aki
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2011
Memoirs of an Israeli whom the Zionist dispossession and oppression of the Palestinians turned into a humanist and therefore anti-Zionist.
Evans, Arthur: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Socialist, trade unionist. (1890-1944).
Finkelstein, Norman: Connexipedia Article
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An American political scientist and author, whose primary fields of research are the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust. (Born 1953).
Frank Fried (1927-2015)
Quinn, Patrick M.
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2015
Frank Fried, a revolutionary U.S. socialist, passed away on January 13, 2015.
Goodwin, Albert (Ginger): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Labour leader, and socialist who inspired the first General Strike in Canada on August 2, 1918 in Vancouver, British Columbia. (1887-1918).
Gorter, Herman: Connexipedia Article
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Dutch poet and socialist. (1864-1927).
Gough, Kathleen: Connexipedia Article
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Anthropologist, Marxist. (1925-1990).
Guesde, Jules: Connexipedia Article
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French socialist journalist and politician. (1845-1922).
Harvey, David: Connexipedia Article
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Geographer and social theorist. (born 1935.)
Haywood, Bill (Big Bill Haywood): Connexipedia Article
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American unionist and communist, one of the founders of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) (1869-1928).
Howard Zinn (1922-2010): In Lieu of Flowers, Organize
Giordano, Al
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2010
Where other leftish icons have spent these decades gnashing their teeth, lecturing and bemoaning how awful everything that happens up above has been (as if most folks born down below didn't already kn...
The Ideas of Victor Serge: A Life as a Work of Art
Weissman, Susan
Book
1997
Victor Serge devoted his life and his brilliant pen to the revolution which for him knew no frontiers. An anarchist turned Bolshevik, he was unorthodox by nature, often a heretic but never a renegade....
In Memory of Tim Costello
Article
2009
Remembering Tim Costello.
In the Crossfire: Adventures of a Vietnamese Revolutionary
Van, Ngo
Book
2000
This book is the story of those other movements and revolts in Vietnam, caught in the crossfire between the French and the Stalinists, told by one of the few survivors.
Jaurès, Jean: Connexipedia Article
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French Socialist leader. (1859-1914).
Journey of an Unrepentant Socialist
Kneen, Brewster
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2014
Kneen describes his book as his “political theological autobiography.” The book is a personal life-story with a focus on the 1950s and '60s, coming from someone who was active in the peace and social ...
Karl Korsch: His Contribution to Revolutionary Marxism
Mattick, Paul
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1962
For Korsch, all the imperfections of Marx's revolutionary theory which, in retrospect, are explainable by the circumstances out of which it arose, do not alter the fact that Marxism remains superior t...
Karl Marx: His Life and Works
Ruhle, Otto
Book
1928
Therewith our appraisement of Marx's personality has likewise been profoundly modified. Whereas persons of the last generation, in view of the opposing nature of their interests, reflected in their id...
Kautsky, Karl: Connexipedia Article
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German social democrat and a leading theoretician of Marxism. (1854-1938).
Kautsky, Karl: Connexipedia: Entry in Encyclopedia of Marxism Glossary of People
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German social democrat and a leading theoretician of Marxism. (1854-1938).
Larkin, James: Connexipedia Article
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Irish trade union leader and socialist activist. (1876-1947).
The Legacy of CLR James
Article
2002
Facing Reality is an often maddening book containing a marvellous critique of the pretentiousness of the numerous little vanguards, and at other times a telling naivety about opposition forces in soci...
Lenin
Lih, Lars T.
Book
2011
The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Georg Adler, Peter Hudis, and Annelies Laschitza)
Book
1990
Blending a passionate sensibility and a steely intellect with an unshakeable commitment to revolutionary socialism, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. In this comp...
Liebknecht, Karl: Connexipedia Article
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German socialist, revolutionary, and a co-founder of the Spartacist League. (1871-1919).
Liebknecht, Wilhelm: Connexipedia Article
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German social democrat, one of the founders of the SPD. (1826-1900).
A Lifetime for Socialism
Baker, Karin; Quinn, Patrick M.
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1997
An obituary of Milt Zaslow.
Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution
Gabriel, Mary
Book
2011
A biography of Karl and Jenny Marx.
Martin Glaberman: 1918 - 2001
Fettes, Neil
Article
2001
A Marxian Oddity: A review of Marxiam and Freedom. From 1776 Unitl Today, by Raya Dunayevskaya
Mattick, Paul
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1958
Paul Mattick says although Raya Dunayevskaya’s interpretation of Marxian doctrine is occasionally true and eloquent, this book as a whole is a scatterbrained hodge-podge of philosophical, economic and...
Mazdak: Connexipedia Article
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A proto-socialist Persian reformer.
The Measure of a Revolutionary: Remembering Eugene V. Debs
Harris, Mark
Article
2015
Debs was an articulate, far-reaching critic of American society, staunchly anti-capitalist and opposed to both Democratic and Republican parties, which he saw as controlled by Wall Street. In his five...
Memoirs of a Revolutionary 1901- 1941
Serge, Victor
Book
1943
Victor Serge, who was bron in 1890 and died in 1947, was an anarchist, a Bolshevik, a Trotskyist, and a revisionist-Marxist. Belgian by birth and upbringing, French by adoption and in literary express...
Morris Slavin: 1913-2006: Against The Current vol. 124
Phelps, Christopher
Article
2006
Morris Slavin, a historian of the French Revolution and one of the last remaining veterans of the American Trotskyist movement of the early 1930s, died on February 6 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of...
Müntzer, Thomas: Connexipedia Article
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An early Reformation-era German theologian and Anabaptist. (1488-1525).
Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent
Barksy, Robert F.
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Noam Chomsky - Everyday Anarchist
Wilson, Michael S.
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2013
Interview with Noam Chomsky.
Nyerere, Julius: Connexipedia Article
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African politician and socialist. (1922-1999).
An Opposing Man: The Autobiography of a Romantic Revolutionary
Fischer, Ernst
Book
1969
The memoirs on Ernst Fischer, a socialist literary and art critic.
Panitch, Leo: Connexipedia Article
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Canadian political scientist. (Born 1945).
Paul Buhle's Tim Hector: Against The Current vol. 125
Abraham, Sara
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2006
Paul Buhle's account of Tim Hector, Caribbean radical of Antiguan origin who passed away in 2002, is provocative and welcome. Its span is broad and appropriate for a general rather than specialist rea...
Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph: Connexipedia Article
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French politician, mutualist philosopher and socialist. (1809-1865).
The Radical Life of Rosa Luxemburg: A graphic novelization of the revolutionary life and legacy of "Red Rosa"
Evans, Kate
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2015
An excerpt from Red Rosa, a graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg.
Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt (Part 3): Against The Current vol. 90
Sheasby, Walt Contreras
Article
2001
Ralph Nader has a complex relationship with the historical currents of change before World War I (populism, socialism and progressivism), but it may be his relationship to the Communism of the mid-twe...
Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg
Evans, Kate; Buhle, Paul
Book
2015
A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. Red Rosa gives Luxemburg her due as a radical and human being. In this beaut...
Remembering C.L.R. James: A review of C.L.R. James, A Political Biography
Glaberman, Martin
Article
1998
Worcester's biography of James is both critical and yet sympathetic.
Remembering Milt Zaslow
Davis, Mike
Article
1997
Milt disdained inflated revolutionary bravado, but time and again his group were the first to put themselves in harm's way when activists in Southcentral or the Eastside of Los Angeles were under atta...
Rosa Luxemburg in Retrospect
Mattick, Paul
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1978
Mattick reconsiders the legacy of Rosa Luxemburg, particularly her critique of Bolshevism and her economic theory.
Russell, Bertrand: Connexipedia Article
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Philosopher, logician, mathematician, pacifist, social critic. (1872-1970).
Russell, Dora: Connexipedia Article
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British author, feminist and socialist campaigner. (1894-1986).
Saint-Simon, Henri de: Connexipedia Article
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French utopian socialist thinker. (1760-1825).
Scott, Francis Reginald (Frank): Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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Founding member of the social-democratic movement in Canada. (1899-1985).
Singer, Daniel: Connexipedia Article
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Socialist writer and journalist. (1926-2000).
Leon Trotsky
Mattick, Paul
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1940
Trotsky's works, and most of all his History of the Russian Revolution, will immortalize his name as a writer and politician. But there is a real need to oppose the development of the Trotsky legend w...
William Morris: From Romantic to Revolutionary
Thompson, E. P.
Book
1955
A biography of the nineteenth-century socialist, designer, artist, and intellectual William Morris.
Wood, Ellen Meiksins: Connexipedia Article
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Marxist scholar. (Born 1942).
Zetkin, Clara: Connexipedia Article
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German socialist. (1857-1933).

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Comrade and Friend: Bob Strowiss 1919-1999
Kovacs, Edmund
1999
Work and accomplishments of Bob Strowiss
Eileen Gersh, 1913-1998
Feeley, Dianne
1998
EILEEN SUTTON GERSH, a revolutionary socialist since the 1930s, died in London on March 18, 1998. Like many of her generation, she became radicalized by the political and economic crisis of the 1930s,...
A Farewell and Tribute: Rose Lesnik, 1924-1998
Baur, Estar
1999
ROSE LESNIK, LIFELONG socialist, activist and humanist, died of pancreatic cancer on August 1, 1998. Rose, born in 1924, grew up in a socialist household. Her father, Harry Gold, and her brother join...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
In Memory of A Chinese Revolutionary: Zheng Chaolin, 1901-1998
Wang, Fanxi
1998
ZHENG CHAOLIN, A veteran of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and of the Chinese Trotskyist movement, died August 1 in Shanghai. He devoted his entire life to the cause of the liberation of the Chines...
Münzenberg, Willi
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Wilhelm "Willi" Münzenberg (1889 – 1940) was a communist political activist. Münzenberg was the first head of the Young Communist International in 1919-20 and established the famine-relief and propaga...