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The Accumulation of Capital
Rosa Luxemburg's analysis of the inherent contradictions of capitalist accumulation.
Agrarian-Industrial Revolt: Against The Current vol. 137
Reformers and radicals in the post-reconstruction South faced a daunting set of circumstances. Many of these are well known: In the former confederacy, Black laborers were eventually shut out of the e...
The Button, the Wall and the Myth of Nations
North Korean sanctions, the border wall with Mexico, and the "toxic" role of nationalism with regards to international relations and domestically in the US are discussed.
The Demos Versus 'We, the People': from Ancient to Modern Conceptions of Citizenship: From Democracy Against Capitalism, Chapter 7
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Enemies of the People: How hatred of the masses bridges our partisan divide
As we veer into a brave new age of right-wing populism, a restive mood of contempt for the masses has seized the opposition. Demoralized liberals, still reeling from the debacle of the 2016 presidenti...
Failure of a Dream?: Essays in the History of American Socialism
Laslettt, John H. M.; Lipset, Seymour Martin
Examines the reasons for the relative weakness of American socialism.
Fury at Azaria Verdict is Israel's Trump Moment
Examining the popular reaction to the conviction in military court of Elor Azaria for manslaughter as demonstrating a deep social divide in the vein of Trump's election in the US and the Brexit vote i...
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
Grasping Diversity, Embracing Democracy
Can Diversity Embrace Democracy? Can Democracy Acknowledge Diversity?
History's Mad Hatters: The Strange Career of Tea Party Populism
Fraser, Steve; Freman, Joshua B.
Tea Party anger reaches far beyond the ranks of the modest Tea Party movement. It resonates with other Americans who understandably feel that political and economic elites, serving themselves at the e...
Hugo Chávez and the Crisis of the Dependent Countries: Nationalism, Populism & Democracy
THE SMASHING ELECTORAL triumph of Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chávez, previously imprisoned because of his participation in a failed military coup against the government of Venezuelan President Carlos And...
Not Your Father's Far Right: Populist Radical Versus Traditional Extremism
All over Europe, the new, populist far-right parties have become part of the political scene. They're not defined, as the old far-righters used to be, by what they want, but by what they don't want.
The Organized Left and the Death of "Pragmatic" Politics
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. ...
Peril from the Right
Many serious observers hold that the crisis in Europe has not come to an end. With the restructuring of the Greek national debt and the enlargement of the European Stability Mechanism, only time was b...
Populism: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Populism mixes elements of core political ideologies, like socialism, liberalism and neo-conservatism, opposition to powerful elites in public life, and advocacy of more real power for "the people." A...
The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America
Goodwyn explores the agrarian revolt and the nature of democratic movements.
Rainbow Coalition or Class War?
Is there any reason to think that Redneck Revolt and the new Rainbow Coalition will turn out differently from the People's Party? American history shows that any political group, left, right or center...
Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt: Against The Current vol. 88
Sheasby, Walt Contreras
Ralph Nader, announcing his presidential candidacy in Washington, D.C. on February 21, 2000, said, "The struggle between the forces of democracy and plutocracy has ebbed and flowed throughout our hist...
Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt (Part 2): Against The Current vol. 89
Sheasby, Walt Contreras
Our electoral dilemma today derives from a political realignment a hundred years ago, when a faction of populists joined in fusion with William Jennings Bryan and the “Free Silver” Democratic Party. A...
Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt (Part 3): Against The Current vol. 90
Sheasby, Walt Contreras
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...
Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern Europe
Petersen, Roger D.
Looks at how ordinary people become involved in resistance and rebellion against powerful regimes.
Restructuring and Resistance: Diverse voices of struggle in Western Europe
The book consists of 77 individual chapters, almost all of them written by activists based on their experiences of struggle against the different aspects of capitalist globalisation. Those that aren't...
Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort
Berlet, Chip; Lyons, Mathew N.
Examines the historical roots and current situation of right-wing populism in the US. Berlet and Lyons highlight the dangers of right-wing populism in affecting the political system and opportunities...
Slumming It At the Rodeo: The Cultural Roots of Canada's Right-Wing Revolution
Are the Federal Reform Party's Manning, Ontario's Harris and Alberta's Klein the struttin' cowboy champions of direct democracy? Or just sell- outs to the private sector? Laird tackles these question...
The Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Socialist Register 1987: Volume 23: Conservatism in Britain and America: Rhetoric and Reality
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo; Saville, John (eds.)
Socialist Register 2003: Volume 39: Fighting Identities
Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Tide Turning in Latin America?: Against The Current vol. 131
NACLA’s first volume in its new series, Dispatches from Latin America: On the Frontlines Against Neoliberalism, reported on an array of popular initiatives and left-leaning regimes across the continen...
Victory in Stagnation?
Bergfeld, Mark; Fischer, Leandros
An analysis of the direction of the German left party, Die Linke, in the wake of the 2017 national elections.
We need popular participation, not populism
Wainright dissects the problems with liberal democracy and argues for real democratic self-government.
What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America
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...
Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Black Repartition (Chyornyi peredel; also known as Black Partition), Party of Socialists-Federalists, a revolutionary populist organization in Russia in the early 1880s.