Political Programs

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The ABC of Communism
Bukharin, Preobrazhensky; (edited by Carr, E. H.)
Book
1920
Written as a commentary on the Bolshevik Party program, combining a vision of communist society with a program for practical action.
Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
Bernstein and the Marxism of the Second International
Coletti, Lucio
Article
1969
An essay from the collection entitled From Rouseau to Lenin: Studies in Ideology and Society, First published as Ideologia e Societá by Editori Laterza, Rome, Italy.
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...
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.
Erfurt Program: Connexipedia Article
Article
Program was adopted by the Social Democratic Party of Germany during the SPD congress at Erfurt in 1891.
The Erfurt Program: Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands
Article
1891
Program of Sozialdemokratischen Partei Deutschlands.
Inaugural Address of the International Workingmen's Association
Marx, Karl
Article
1864
Speech by Karl Marx to the founding meeting of the First International.
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 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 ...
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.
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...
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 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.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 24: Marx and Engels 1874 - 1883
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes the Critique of the Gotha Programme, and Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.
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 the Spartacus Programme
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1918
For us the conquest of power will not be effected at one blow. It will be a progressive act, for we shall progressively occupy all the positions. of the capitalist state, defending tooth and nail each...
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.
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...
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 Programme of the Parti Ouvrier
Marx, Karl; Guesde, Jules
Article
1880
This document was drawn up in May 1880, when French workers' leader Jules Guesde came to visit Marx in London. The Preamble was dictated by Marx, while the other two parts of minimum political and eco...
The Regina Manifesto: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Programme
Article
Adopted by the founding convention of the CCCF in Regina, Saskatchewan, July, 1933.
Revolution Re-Assessed: Politics of Human Liberation
Article
1980
The political objectives and beliefs of the Australian-based Libertarian Socialist Organisation.
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
Socialism and Revolution
Gorz, Andre
Book
1967
Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and...
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.
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...
SYRIZA's 40-point program
Article
2015
Here is the official program of the Greek coalition of the radical left, SYRIZA, which won the elections of January 2015.
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 for Discussion
Goldner, Loren
Article
2011
Programmatic points.
Thoughts on a Timely Narrative for the Left
Klein; Dieter
Article
2012
"Without a story every battle is lost”, formulated the authors of the Wu Ming group, whose name demonstrators in Rome had on their shields which protected them from the police clubs. With the naming o...
Tips on How to Oppose Corporate Rule
Kelsey, Dr. Jane
Article
1996
Dr. Kelsey has devised what she calls "A Manual for Counter-Technopols" -- suggestions and ideas for actions that challenge corporate rule.
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 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.
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 Does the Spartacus League Want?
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1918
The proletarian revolution requires no terror for its aims; it hates and despises killing. It does not need these weapons because it does not combat individuals but institutions, because it does not e...
What Needs To Be Done: A Socialist View: Published in Monthly Review, Volume 61, Number 6 - November 2009
Magodff, Fred; Yates, Michael D.
Article
2009
What is worth fighting for? Perhaps this severe recession offers us an opportunity to ask this question. This crisis has revealed the rotten foundation of our economy and called into question the neol...
Winnipeg Declaration of Principles
Article
The principles of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

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Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
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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Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.