Socialism

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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.
The ABCs of Socialism
Sunkara, Bhaskar; Wrigglesworth, Phil
Book
2016
A slim, accessible, inexpensive, irreverent introduction to socialism by the writers of Jacobin magazine.
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 ...
Advanced Capitalism and the Revolutionary Left: Towards a New Practice
Winnipeg Labour Collective
Article
1973
The programme of the Winnipeg Labour Collective, its understanding of socialism's past forms and its conception of socialism's future.
Adventures in Marxism
Berman, Marshall
Book
1999
Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
Adventures of the Dialectic
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice
Book
1955
Africa: Problems in the Transition to Socialism
Munslow, Barry (ed.)
Book
1989
The obstacles and strategies in the transition from inherited colonial and capitalist economies toward socialism are the topics of this title. New information and political insights make this the firs...
Africa: What Can Be Done?
Turok, Ben
Book
Explores the concepts and strategies needed by radical forces in Africa if they are to play an effective role in lifting the continent out of economic stagnation and political repression. The author's...
After the "Special Period": Against The Current vol. 89
Quinn, Rachel
Article
2000
U.S. activists interview Cuban student. In July, Solidarity supporters Tim Marshall, Rachel Quinn and Sara Abraham had the opportunity to take classes at the University of Havana as a part of the Lang...
The Age of Permanent Revolution: A Trotsky Anthology
Deutscher, Isaac
Book
A collection of writings by Leon Trotsky.
Agrarian Socialism: The Cooperative Commonwealth in Saskatchewan: A Study in Political Sociology
Lipset, Seymour Martin
Book
1950
A study of the social background of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in Saskatchewan, which in 1944 became to first government with avowed socialist goals to be elected to office in Canada. The...
Alexandra Kollontai and Red Love: Against The Current vol. 81
Ebert, Teresa L.
Article
1999
What is “Red Love”—and more specifically, what is a socialist, or more complexly, a communist theory of love and sexuality?
Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society
Ollman, Bertell
Book
1971
Ollman reconstructs Marx's theory of alienation from its constituent parts and offers it as a vantage point from which to view the rest of Marxism. The book further contains a detailed examination of ...
An alternative media list: Getting the news - and getting behind the news
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2014
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
Kipnis, Ira
Book
1952
A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
The American Worker
Romano, Paul; Stone, Ria
Book
1947
A description and analysis of the lives of American factory workrers after the Second World War, written by a young autoworker.
Anarchism and Marxism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Political movements focused on achieving human liberation through political action.
Anarchism & Socialism: Reformism or Revolution?
Price, Wayne
Book
2010
In these essays grouped around common themes, Wayne Price draws on decades of extensive practical experience in antiwar and student movements, marxist tendency groups and affinity-based anarchist orga...
Anarchism vs. Marxism: A few notes on an old theme
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
Anarchist critiques of Marxism typically reveal a lack of knowledge of what Karl Marx actually wrote, resulting in sterile denunciations of a straw-man opponent.
Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
Anti-capitalism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Describes a wide variety of movements, ideas, and attitudes which oppose capitalism.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
Art and Socialism
Morris, William
Article
1884
Morris sees work as a necessity of human life, not merely as a means of obtaining a livelihood. Morris insists that only socialism can restore work to its proper, central position.
The Arusha Declaration
Nyerere, Julius
Article
1967
Tanganyika African National Union's policy on Socialism and Self-Reliance.
Bakunin vs. Marx
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1978
The anarchist-Marxist split started with Bakunin, who systematically misrepresented Marx's positions.
Berkeley: The New Student Revolt
Draper, Hal
Book
1965
This story of the “free speech” uprising on the Berkeley campus of the University of California was begun in the conviction that an extraordinary event, in an historical sense, had taken place before ...
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.
The Betrayal of Marx
Bender, Frederic L. (ed.)
Book
1975
The public has too long been fed the view that figures such as Lenin and Stalin are genuine followers of Marx, simply because they have claimed that distinction. Nothing justifies the deeds of a perve...
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.
Beyond a Boundary
James, C.L.R.
Book
1963
Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, po...
Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism
Rowbotham, Sheila; Segal, Lynne; Wainright, Hilary
Book
1979
A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
Black Liberation and the Fight for a Socialist America
Samuels, Reuben
Article
2010
From slavery to convict labour, from the chain gang to the assembly line, American capitalism has been built upon the lash-scarred backs of black labour. Any organization that claims a revolutionary p...
The Bolsheviks and Workers' Control: The State and Counter-Revolution
Brinton, Maurice
Book
1970
A pamphlet exposing the struggle that took place over the running of workplaces in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolution. In doing so not only does it demolish the romantic Leninist "histo...
Build It Now: Socialism for the Twenty-First Century
Lebowitz, Michael
Book
2006
Influenced by the dramatic proeesses unfolding in Venezuela, Lebowitz re-imagines a socialism for the twenty-first century that places workers and popular communities at the centre of the project.
Can We Build Socialist-Anarchist Alliances?: Against The Current vol. 141
McTaggart, Ursula
Article
2009
Last summer I delivered a talk on primitivist anarchism at a conference devoted to Marxist literature and culture. The participants were mostly academics engaged with Marxist criticism, and most came ...
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
The Canadian Jewish Outlook Anthology
Rosenthal, Henry M., Berson, S. Cathy (eds.)
Book
1988
A broad range of articles about secular Jewish life and socialist values.
Das Capital, Volume 1: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production
Marx, Karl
Book
1867
Marx's great work sets out to grasp and portray the totality of the capitalist mode of production, and the bourgeois society that emerges from it. He describes and connects all its economic features, ...
Capitalism and Socialism
Brinton, Maurice
Article
1968
The revolution must of course start with the overthrow of the exploiting class and with the institution of workers' management of production. But it will immediately have to tackle the reconstruction ...
Capitalism and Socialism: A Rejoinder
Brinton, Maurice
Article
1969
Those who seem frightened of new ideas might at least rearrange their prejudices once in a while. But even this seems to be asking too much. In argument, they defend their errors as if they were defen...
Capitalism for Beginners
Lekachman, Robert; Van Loon, Borin
Book
1981
An amusing, soundly researched, and highly accessible illustrated book that tells you everything you want to know about capitalism.
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 Caribbean Left's Legacy: Against The Current vol. 112
Abraham, Sara
Article
2004
Sara Abraham interviews Eusi Kwayana of The Working People's Alliance (WPA) in Guyana. The WPA continued to organize and build its ranks through a democratic socialist multi racial agenda, but has con...
The Case For Revolutionary Socialism
Callinicos, Alex
Article
2003
In my view, the movement for another world is committed to four main values – justice, efficiency, democracy, and sustainability.
Neil Chacker, 1942-2004: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
During the Vietnam war, one Colonel Reberry at Fort Lewis, Washington, posted a threatening notice forbidding the distribution of material that would promote "disloyalty and discontent." A response s...
Chavez calls for new international organisation of left parties
Janicke, Kiraz
Article
2009
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez calls for the formation of a "Fifth International" of left parties and social movements to confront the challenge posed by the global crisis of capitalism.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Christians for Socialism
Latin American Working Group
Book
...
The City and Radical Social Change
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1982
A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new cit...
Class, Party and the Challenge of State Transformation
Panitch, Leo; Gindin, Sam
Article
2017
An essay examining the challenges of changing the state and status quo following major crises of capitalism, and how the current neoliberal status quo has persisted through the various crises it has p...
C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism: Against The Current vol. 90
Farred, Grant
Article
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...
Coming Home to the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Thompson, Wendy
Article
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...
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Book
1976
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
Communes USA: A Personal Tour
Fairfield, Richard
Book
1972
An account of a variety of communes in the United States.
The Communist International
Website
A collection of documents on the Third International 1919-1943.
Communist League: Connexipedia Article
Article
The first Marxist international organization. It was founded originally as the League of the Just by German workers in Paris in 1836.
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.
Communist Workers International: Connexipedia Article
Article
Founded around the Manifesto of the Fourth Communist International, published by the Communist Workers' Party of Germany (KAPD) in 1921.
The Communistic Societies of the United States
Nordhoff, Charles
Book
1875
Describes a dozen Utopian societies.
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Connolly, James - Writings - Index
Connolly, James
Article
Writings of James Connolly.
Consciousness and Action Among the Western Working Class
Mann, Michael
Book
1973
A comparative analysis of working-class consciousness in Britain, France, Italy and the United States which seeks to answer the question of whether the working class today is a potentially revolutiona...
The Corporations and the State: Essays in the Theory of Capitalism and Imperialism
O'Connor, James
Book
1974
Essays discussing modern U.S. capitalism and imperialism. Each chapter tries to delineate the relationship between 'economic' and 'political' processes, or at least recognize the unity between them. T...
Critical Theory
Horkheimer, Max
Book
1968
Essays by the founder of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt.
A Critique of Marxism
Dolgoff, Sam
Book
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.
Cuba, the United States and the Left: Against The Current vol. 89
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
2000
The nationalist anti-imperialist revolution of the long beards has lasted forty-one years. It was never a socialist revolution. The Moncada combatants were not socialists, neither were those in the Si...
Daniel De Leon Internet Archive
De Leon, Daniel
Article
Writings of Daniel De Leon.
Debate with the International Socialist Organization Continued
Wetzel, Tom
Article
2010
From a libertarian socialist point of view, the “self-emancipation of the working class” can’t happen unless the working class builds organized mass movements that they control, such as labor organiza...
Debating the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1991
Activists seeking radical change need to understand that it is fruitless to base their strategies on the assumption that the NDP can be the vehicle for achieving their goals.
Debs, Eugene V.: Connexipedia Article
Article
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).
Eugene V. Debs Internet Archive
Debs, Eugene
Article
Writings of Eugene Victor Debs (1855-1926).
Deeply Re-examining Marxism
Smith, Cyril
Article
1998
Having just read Michael Lowy's “The Centrality of Self-emancipation for a Critical Marxism”, I agree strongly with many of Lowy's remarks about the next steps for those who consider themselves to be ...
Defusing George Orwell
Newsinger, John
Article
2014
A review of Robert Colls' book George Orwell: English Rebel (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Democracy Against Capitalism
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Book
1995
Wood provides a brilliant explication and defense of the key theoretical concepts relevant to socialism, understood to be the most radical social and economic democracy.
Dialectic and History: An Introduction
James, C.L.R.
Book
1947
A pamphlet extracted from James' essay Dialcetical Materialism and the Fate of Humanity, originally published in 1947.
Dialectic of Enlightenment
Horkheimer, Max; Adorno, Theodor W.
Book
1944
A study of modern culture by two members of the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt (The Frankfurt School).
A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
Bottomore, Tom
Book
1983
A Documentary History of Communism, Volume 2
Daniels, Robert V. (ed.)
Book
1960
...
Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor
Kim, Jin Yong, Millen, Joyce, Irwin, Alex & Gershman, John
Book
Eclipse and Re-emergence of the Communist Movement
Barrot, Jean; Martin, Francois
Book
1974
Essasys on capitalism, class struggle, communism, Leninism, and ultra-leftism.
Ecology as Politics
Gorz, Andre
Book
1980
Socialism is no better than capitalism if it makes use of the same tools. The total domination of nature inevitably entails a domination of people by the techniques of domination.
Empire, Religion and Liberation: Against The Current vol. 135
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
“At least 10 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Sunday by Israeli fire,” today’s New York Times reports as I write this review, “bringing the number of Palestinians killed since Wednesday… to more th...
The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?
Kovel, Joel
Book
2002
We live in and from nature, but the way we have evolved of doing this is about to destroy you. Capitalism and its by-products -- imperialism, war, neoliberal globalization, racism, poverty, and the de...
An Essay on Liberation
Marcuse, Herbert
Book
1969
...
Essential Works of Socialism
Howe, Irving (ed.)
Book
...
Eurocentrism
Amin, Samir
Book
Amin argues that Eurocentrism is an ideological distortion, a myth and historical fallacy and argues for a new social, economic, cultural and political system based on socialist universalism.
European Socialism, A Concise History with Documents
Smaldone, William
Book
2013
An introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century. Striving for sweeping social, economic, cultural, a...
Every Cook Can Govern: A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece: Its Meaning for Today
James, C.L.R.
Book
1956
Modern parliamentary democracy elects representatives and these representatives constitute the government. Before the democracy came into power, the Greeks had been governed by various forms of govern...
Evolutionary Socialism
Bernstein, Eduard
Book
1899
Facing Fascism in Europe: Against The Current vol. 84
Smaldone, Bill
Article
2000
Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933, and the Nazis' rapid destruction of Germany's Social Democratic and Communist parties, shook the European left to its core. For many socialists and communists, th...
Facing Reality
James, C.L.R., Lee, Grace C., Chaulieu, Pierre
Book
1958
Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the U.S. workers' "wild-cat" strikes (against capital and the union bureaucracies), the authors look...
Facing Reality 45 Years Later: Critical Dialogue with James/Lee/Chaulieu
Goldner, Loren
Article
2003
According to Goldner, "In 1958, Facing Reality was an important book, uncannily anticipatory of the historical period which would unfold over the following 15 years. Its main assertions are still bein...
Failure of a Dream?: Essays in the History of American Socialism
Laslettt, John H. M.; Lipset, Seymour Martin
Book
1974
Examines the reasons for the relative weakness of American socialism.
Farewell to the Working Class: An Essay on Post-Industrial Socialism
Gorz, Andre
Book
1980
Gorz argues that changes in science and technology have broken the power of industrial workers, especially skilled workers, and that, as a result, they are no longer central to the socialist project.
Feminism in the Radical and Early Socialist Movement: Chapter 8 of Hidden from History. 300 Years of Women's Oppression and the Fight Against It
Rowbotham, Sheila
Article
1973
There existed a strong minority tradition in radicalism which questioned the whole social and sexual position of women.
Fifth Socialist International -- Time for definitions
Bilbao, Luis
Article
2010
Although in the past every international socialist organisation was founded amidst great debates and ideological confrontations, the motley crew of factions which all over the world today call themsel...
Five Challenges for Ecosocialists in 2008
Angus, Ian
Article
2007
Ecosocialism is not separate from the existing left and green movements, and it is not a structured movement on its own. Rather, it is a current of thought within existing socialist and green-left mov...
Forget One Direction - We Need a New Direction
Coltrane, Chris
Article
2013
If people think equality and social justice are unrealistic, then we really are lacking in imagination. When they try to tell you that our better-world ideals are unrealistic, tell them it's unrealist...
The Formation of the Economic Thought of Karl Marx: 1843 to Capital
Mandel, Ernest
Book
1971
Mandel discusses the development of Marx's economic ideas from their beginning to the completion of the Grundrisse. He combines a historical retrospective and a review of curent discussions on each of...
Fourth International: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international Trotskyist communist organisation which opposes both capitalism and Stalinism.
France: A Sea Change on the Left: Against The Current vol. 137
Remy, Yann
Article
2008
In contrast with the United States, where the political arena has been dominated by two entrenched parties for a century, France has gone through major changes since the end of World War II. Back then...
The Freedom Charter
Article
1955
Adopted at the Kliptown Congress of the African National Congress.
The Freudian Left: Wilhelm Reich, Geza Roheim, Herbert Marcuse
Robinson, Paul A.
Book
1969
Paul Robinson tries to define a particular tradition in the history of psychoanalysis - the "radical" or "left-wing" tradition - through an analysis of its three most important representatives: Wilhel...
From PRI to Foxismo: Against The Current vol. 88
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
2000
Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1...
From the Bourgeois to the Proletarian Revolution
Ruhle, Otto
Book
1924
Parliaments are becoming increasingly empty trappings: the parties are collapsing, destroying one another, and losing their political credibility: the trade unions are changing into ruins. The breakdo...
The Future in the Present
James, C.L.R.
Book
1980
Martin and Jessie Glaberman Collection: Papers, 1939-2001
Glaberman, Martin & Jessie
Unclassified
The papers of the Marxist radicals Martin Glaberman and Jessie Glaberman, now housed at Wayne State University.
Global Labor: Socialist Register 2001: Review published in Against The Current Vol. 95
Fletcher, Bill Jr.
Article
2001
For all intents and purposes, I discovered the Socialist Register during the early '90s. When I say "discovered" I, of course, do not mean that I was the first to come across it. Rather, having heard ...
Global Visions: Beyond the News World Order
Brecher, Jeremy; Childs, John Brown; Cutler, Jill
Book
1993
This book seeks to establish how our diverse globalizing world can be turned into a common home. The authors create a dialogue about the two types of globalization occurring in the world: globalizatio...
Gorz, André: Connexipedia Article
Article
Marxist, social philosopher. (1923-2007).
The Great Class War: 1914-1918
Pauwels, Jacques R.
Book
2016
In this critical, revisionist account, historian Jacques Pauwels shows how the First World War was rooted in class strife that begin with the French Revolution in 1789 and continued long past the war ...
Green on Red: Evolving Ecological Socialism
Vorst, Jesse; Dobson, Ross; Fletcher, Ron
Book
Essays exploring alternative economic and political strategies within an ecological context.
The Greening of Marxism
Benton, Ted (ed.)
Book
1996
An examination of the influence of green politics on Marxism.
Hal Draper on the Two Souls of Socialism: Insights from Hal Draper
Article
1990
A comparison of socialism-from-below and socialism-from-above that considers Marx's struggle for socialism through liberal democracy.
Heretics and Renegades
Deutscher, Isaac
Book
1955
Essasy on the Soviet Union and the Soviet bloc.
Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism
Haug, Wolfgang Fritz (ed.)
Book
1994
12 volumes
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...
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945: Widerstand, Staatsstreich, Attentat
Hoffman, Peter
Book
1969
A thorough portrayal of the plans, hesitations, frustrations, and failures of the opposition to Hitler.
How I Became a Socialist
Morris, William
Article
1894
Morris looks back over his life and describes his political development.
How I Became a Socialist
Keller, Helen
Article
1912
I am no worshiper of cloth of any color, but I love the red flag and what it symbolizes to me and other Socialists.
How the Left has Won
Livingston, James
Article
2012
Capitalism was the unintended consequence of bourgeois revolutions, whereas socialism has been the avowed purpose, or at least a crucial component, of every revolution since 1911. This difference has ...
How We Live and How We Might Live
Morris, William
Article
1884
Morris sees capitalist society as based on war between nations, between rival capitalists, against colonial peoples and between classes. Only the victory of Socialist revolution can end all these wars...
Humanism and Socialism
Mattick, Paul
Article
1965
The resumption of the struggle for socialism would also be the rebirth of socialist humanism.
Hungary 56
Anderson, Andy
Book
1964
The Hungarian Revolution was far more than a national uprising or than an attempt to change one set of rulers for another. It was a social revolution in the fullest sense of the term.
Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA
Goldin, Frances; Smith, Debby; Smith, Michael (eds.)
Book
2014
Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri di coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we...
Imagine Democracy
Rebick, Judy
Book
2000
Rebick calls for the transformation of fundamental institutions in Canada: the economy, the media and the electoral system.
In and against the state
Mitchell, Jeanette; Mackenzie, Donald; Holloway, John; Cockburn, Cynthia, et al
Book
1979
The state is not neutral. It does provide services and resources which most of us need – education, health care, social security. But it does not do so primarily for the good of the working class. It ...
In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives
Panitch, Leo; Gindin, Sam; Albo, Greg
Book
2010
Political economists Albo, Gindin and Panitch lay bare the roots of the crisis, which they locate in the dynamic expansion of capital on a global scale over the last quarter century – and in the inner...
In the US: Imagining Socialism
Thorstad, David
Article
2014
Book review. This welcome book, Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA, is an important and unique attempt to bridge that gap between the obvious and mass apathy. As an argument for socialism, presented f...
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 'Inevitability of Socialism': The Meaning of a Much Abused Formula
Draper, Hal
Article
1947
It is our conviction that the socialist revolution will triumph. There is no question of 'equal possibility.' But this conviction is based on an examination of evidence - in the first place, upon our ...
International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party: Connexipedia Article
Article
A political international whose member organisations identify with the Italian left communist tradition.
International Communist Tendency: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international centralised left communist organisation formed in 1975.
International Revolutionary Marxist Centre: Connexipedia Article
Article
Was an international association of left-socialist parties. The member-parties rejected both mainstream social democracy and the Third International.
International Workers Association: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international anarcho-syndicalist federation of various labour unions from different countries.
International Working Union of Socialist Parties: Connexipedia Article
Article
A political international for the co-operation of socialist parties. 1921-1923.
The International Workingmen's Association, General Rules
Article
1864
Rules of the First International Workingmen's Association, adopted at its founding congress in 1864.
International Workingmen's Association (The First International): Connexipedia Article
Article
An international socialist organization which aimed at uniting a variety of different left-wing political groups and trade union organizations that were based on the working class and class struggle.
History of the International Workingmen's Association
Website
Links to the history of the development of the International Workingmen's Association.
An interview with Ellen Meiksins Wood - co-editor of Monthly Review
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Article
1999
The strength of the Marxist project is that it does recognize difference, specificities, and grounds its project in a real social word, but that it has a unifying principle - class - based upon lived ...
Interview with Ulli Diemer
Diemer, Ulli; Orchard, Jeff
Article
1990
Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
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,...
Introduction to the Red Menace
Article
1976
An introduction to, and the mission statement of, the libertarian socialist publication, The Red Menace.
The Invading Socialist Society
James, C.L.R.; Forest, F. [Raya Dunayevskaya]; Stone, Ria [Grace Lee Boggs]
Book
1947
History has shown that in moments of great social crisis, its farthest flights fall short of the reality of the proletarian revolution. Never was the proletariat so ready for the revolutionary struggl...
It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment
Dolack, Pete
Book
2016
The path to a better world can't be found without knowledge of history. "It's Not Over" analyzes attempts to supplant capitalism in the past in order to draw lessons for emerging and future movements ...
John Gray web Site
Website
This site was intended to make communist, anti-capitalist and historical texts available on-line and to link to texts on other sites. The site has been organised to group some texts and links by autho...
The Junius Pamphlet: The Crisis of Social Democracy
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1916
The voting of war credits in August 1914 was a shattering moment in the life of individual socialists and of the socialist movement in Europe. Those who had worked for, and wholly believed in the abil...
Karl Marx: Essential Writings
Bender, Frederic L.
Book
1972
A selection of Marx's writings ranging from his early works on philosophy, religion, alienation, and Hegelianism, through the materialist conception of history, the theoretical analysis of capitalism,...
Karl Marx: His Life and Thought
McLellan, David
Book
1973
A biography of Karl Marx.
Karl Marx: Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy
Bottomore, T.B.; Rubel, Maximilien (eds.)
Book
1956
A selection of Marx's writings intended to present the evolution of his ideas, the main features of his mothod, and the chief conclusions of his research.
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...
Keep raising the issue of democracy
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Socialists should keep hammering away at the issue of democracy.
Key Problems of the Transition from Capitalism to Socialism
Frank, Pierre, Novak, George; Mandel, Ernest
Book
...
Korea's New Revolutionaries: Against The Current vol. 87
Sheppard, Barry
Article
2000
Against the background of a rising militant working-class movement, revolutionary socialists in South Korea are undergoing a process of regroupment. An important force in this development are comrades...
The "Labor Aristocracy" and Working-Class Struggles: Consciousness in Flux, Part 2: Against The Current vol. 124
Post, Charles
Article
2006
Whatever the theoretical and empirical problems with the economics of the labor aristocracy thesis, its defenders still claim that well paid workers have generally been more reformist and conservative...
Lafargue, Paul - Writings - Index
Lafargue, Paul
Article
Writings of Paul Lafargue (1841-1911).
Laura Flanders talks to Gar Alperovitz about What Then Must We Do?
Alpervitz, Gar; Flanders, Laura
Article
2013
Alperovitz says we may be witnessing the prehistory of the next American Revolution.
Left History Archive
Website
An attempt to gather together an archive of digital material of the history and political role of the Communist Party of Australia from its inception to the present day, and also a general archive of ...
Left-libertarianism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A doctrine that has a strong commitment to personal liberty and egalitarianism.
Left-wing internationals, list of: Connexipedia Article
Article
This is a list of socialist, communist, and anarchist internationals. An "International" such as, the "First International", the "Second International", or the "Socialist International" may refer to a...
Leninism vs. Debs's Socialist Party: The Communist Fight Against Black Oppression
Article
2015
Articles by Eugene Debs, written as polemics against racists within the Socialist Party, are eloquent in defending black people against racism, in calling for working-class unity across racial lines a...
The Leninist Facade
Wallace, Leonard
Article
1979
In direct oppostion to what Marx advocated, the Bolsheviks tried to institute socialism without democracy. The damage to the socialist movement resulting from this was immense.
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
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 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...
Liberation, Then What?: Against The Current vol. 124
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2006
In a lucid contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa, David Seddon and Leo Zeilig recently charted that continent's two waves of popular protest and class struggle over the last 40 year...
Libertarian Socialism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A socialist political orientation which promote a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic, stateless society without private property in the means of production. Libertarian socialism is opposed to coerciv...
Life after Communism West goes East: New Internationalist April 2004
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at the effects of communist rule in the former Soviet Union and the post-communism transition.
The Life and Death of Socialist Zionism
Schulman, Jason
Article
2003
As a mass movement, Socialist Zionism is finished. One might say that it accomplished its actual goal -- the building of the Jewish state. Unless one identifies "socialism" with statism, socialism was...
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.
Living socialism, The experience of the eighties: New Internationalist November 1985
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1985
Discussion focusing on the challenges of living a socialist life in modern times. Political commitments to meeting people's needs can be more rhetoric than reality. "How can socialism maintain its ide...
Looking at the Conference
Chester, Ashley
Article
1976
Ashley Chester comments on the Popular Education Conference.
Rosa Luxemburg: A letter about Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to Marxism
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
In a time when the socialist movement was evolving in directions increasingly removed from Marx's positions -- Social Democratic reformism on the one hand, and Leninist bureaucratic centralism on the ...
Luxemburg, Rosa - Writings - Index
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
Writings of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919).
Machismo and Its Discontents: Against The Current vol. 134
Ferguson, Ann
Article
2008
The one clear memory I have of 1968 (as opposed to all those other antiwar and pro-civil rights struggles in which I was engaged in the 1960s and ‘70s) is that I was a member of a faculty ad-hoc group...
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 1: The Founders
Kolakowski, Leszek
Book
1978
Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 2: The Golden Age
Kolakowski, Leszek
Book
1978
Kolakowski examines the theories of the leading Marxists, and the controversies between them, in the era of the Second International.
Main Currents of Marxism: Volume 3: The Breakdown
Kolakowski, Leszek
Book
1978
Kolakowski examines the origins and development of Stalinism, as well as the contributions of Trotsky, Gramsci, Lukacs, Marcuse, and others, and traces developments in Marxism it period after the Seco...
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
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.
Man's Worldly Goods: The Story of the Wealth of Nations
Huberman, Leo
Book
1936
Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines ar...
Manual for Revolutionary Leaders
Michael Velli. Compiled and edited by Lorraine and Fredy Perlman
Book
1972
A devious satire aimed at Leninists, Trotskyists, Maoists, and vanguardists of all stripes.
The March of Socialism
Del Vayo, J. Alvarez
Book
1974
A view of the history of socialism.
Marx and Engels: Basic Writings on Politics and Philosophy
Marx, Karl, Engels, Friedrich (edited by Feuer, Lewis S.)
Book
1959
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.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 25: Engels
Engels, Friedrich
Book
Anti-Dühring & Dialectics of Nature
Marx Engels Internet Archive
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Database
Marx-Engels Register, The: A Complete Bibliography of Marx Engels' Individual Writings. Vol. 3 of the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia
Draper, Hal
Book
1985
The Marx-Engels Register contains a detailed bibliographical listing of all the individual writings of Marx and Engels. Each entry in the Register gives all the basic data about a given work: English-...
Marx, theoretician of anarchism
Rubel, Maximilien
Article
1973
Under the name communism, Marx developed a theory of anarchism; and further, in fact it was he who was the first to provide a rational basis for the anarchist utopia and to put forward a project for a...
Marxism and Freedom: From 1776 to Today
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Book
1958
Dunayevskaya argues that Marx's theory is the generalisation of the instinctive striving of the proletariat for a new social order, a truly human society.
Marxism and Philosophy
Korsch, Karl
Book
1923
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Marxismo Libertario
Website
Lecturas para la Emancipacion del Proletariado.
MarxistHistory.org
Website
Website dealing with the history of the early American Marxist movement. A repository of source material 1864 - 1946.
Marxists Internet Archive - History Archive: A History of the Revolutionary Working Class: Documents by the People Who Practiced It
Article
An overview of the history of efforts of organising workers regardless of race, ethnicity, gender - or border, the effort to organise and create collaboration and co-operation between workers the worl...
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 ...
The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1906
Luxemburg writes that "the mass strike in Russia [in 1905] has been realised not as means of evading the political struggle of the working-class, and especially of parliamentarism, not as a means of j...
The Meaning of Socialism
Cardan, Paul (Cornelius Castoriadis)
Article
1961
Paul Cardan's 1961 discussion of modern conceptions of socialism, and the future of socialist movements.
The Meaning of Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution: Against The Current vol. 113
Albo, Greg
Article
2004
A feature of revolutions is that they keep coming around in unexpected ways and in unexpected places. Who would have dared predict the eruption that was Seattle in November 1999, when the powers behi...
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...
The Middle East in Flames: Against The Current vol. 124
Kennedy, Andrew; Weissman, Susan
Article
2006
Andrew Kennedy and Suzi Weismann Interview Gilbert Achcar. Gilbert Achcar is the author of Eastern Cauldron and The Clash of Barbarisms, both published by Monthly Review Press.
The Minimum Wage Debate
Miah, Malik
Article
2014
In a discussion of the debate over the minimum wage increase in the United States, Miah advocates for a socialist mentality and a focus on individual rights in order to provide an economic solution to...
Modern Capitalism and Revolution
Cardan, Paul (Cornelius Castoriadis)
Book
1959
For revolutionaries one central point must be grasped to understand how the system works: the struggle of human beings against their alientation, and the ensuing conflict and split in all spheres, asp...
Modern Politics
James, C.L.R.
Book
Murdered by Capitalism: A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the American Left
Ross, John
Book
2004
Much of this book is in the form of a fictional dialogue between two radicals discussing the political events of both of their lifetimes.
The Myth of the Labor Aristocracy, Part 1: Against The Current vol. 123
Post, Charles
Article
2006
The persistence of reformism and outright conservatism among workers, especially in the imperialist centers of North America, Western Europe and Japan, has long confounded revolutionary socialists. Th...
The National Question: Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Davis, Horace B.)
Book
In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationali...
Nationalism and Socialism
Mattick, Paul
Article
1959
Nations, whether "knitted together" by ideology, by objective conditions, or by the usual combination of both, are products of social development. There is no more point in cherishing or damning natio...
The Need for a New Socialist Movement
Panitch, Leo
Article
1984
It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this c...
The Need for a New Socialist Movement
Panitch, Leo
Article
1984
It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this c...
The New Left Reader
Oglesby, Carl (ed.)
Book
1969
An anthology of writings from the 1960s New Left.
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.
Notes from a Revolution Dying: Against The Current vol. 134
Pirani, Simon
Article
2008
In June 1922, five years on from the Russian Revolution, a group of Moscow communists gathered to discuss a letter by Vladimir Petrzhek, an auto worker, tendering his resignation from the communist (o...
An October for Us, for Russia and for the Whole World: Against The Current vol. 131
an appeal from Russian Intellectuals and Artists
Article
2007
This appeal from Russian intellectuals and artists on the 90th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution comes to us from veteran leftists, social democrats, artists and even children of Left Oppo...
On Criticizing Marx
Haberkern, Ernest
Article
1998
MICHAEL LOWY'S ARTICLE in ATC 71 was titled “For a Critical Marxism.”This is obviously a misprint. The original title could only have been “Where Marx Went Wrong.”
On the Content of Socialism: Part 2: From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat's Autonomy
Castoriadis, Cornelius
Article
1955
The development of modern society and what has happened to the working-class movement over the last 100 years (and in particular since 1917) have compelled us to make a radical revision of the ideas o...
On the Content of Socialism: Part 3: From the Critique of Bureaucracy to the Idea of the Proletariat's Autonomy
Castoriadis, Cornelius
Article
1955
We have tried to show that socialism is nothing other than people's conscious self-organization of their own lives in all domains; that it signifies, therefore, the management of production by the pro...
On the First International
Marx, Karl (Saul K. Padover, ed.)
Book
On the Transition to Socialism
Sweezy, Paul M; Bettelheim, Charles
Book
1971
Essays discussing the economic, social, and political aspects of the attempt to create a new society after the governmental power of the old has been destroyed and replaced. Central to the discussion ...
Opa Nobody: Against The Current vol. 135
Tribich, Chloe
Article
2008
In Opa Nobody, Sonya Huber — an activist struggling to reconcile her politics with the demands of human relationships and the realities of contemporary U.S. life — undertakes an ambitious task: the po...
Organizing for Workers' Power: Beyond Trade Unionism & Vanguardism
Sofri, Adriano
Article
1968
A discussion of the problem of "vanguardism," and the role of leadership in revolutionary organization, and its evolution through different stages of class struggle, by Adriano Sofri of the Italian so...
The Origins of American Marxism: From the Transcendentalists to De Leon
Herreshoff, David
Book
1967
An account of the birth of American Marxism.
The Origins of the Modern Leftism
Gombin, Richard
Book
1971
...
Orwell and the Left
Zwerdling
Book
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
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...
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.
Pannekoek and Gorter's Marxism
Smart.D.A. (ed.); Pannekoek, Anton; Gorter, Herman
Book
Anton Pannekoek and Herman Gorter were leading spokespersons for 'council communism.' They argued for the primacy of workers' own organizations, defending their importance agains the parliamentarists ...
A Parable of Women's Liberation: Against The Current vol. 134
Tax, Meredith
Article
2008
Interview with Meredith Tax.
Parliamentary Socialism: A Study in the Politics of Labour
Miliband, Ralph
Book
1961
The leadership of the British Labour Party has always been determined that the Labour Party should not stray from the narrow path of parliamentary politics. Miliband sets out the analyse the consequen...
The Penguin Book of Socialist Verse
Bold, Alan (ed.)
Book
1970
An anthology of poems, some by socialists, other by poets who do not identify themselves as socialist but who have written poetry reflecting a socialist sensibility.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
The Pittsburgh Reds, 1911-1914: Revolutionary Socialists in Allegheny County: Against The Current vol. 81
Hudson, Mark
Article
1999
The Socialist Party of America reached the peak of its strength and influence in 1912. In that year, the party could claim 118,000 members, and 879,000 American voters (about 6% of the total) cast the...
Political Appeal to American Workers
Debs, Eugene
Article
1912
There is but one issue that appeals to this army the unconditional surrender of the capitalist class. To be sure this cannot be achieved in a day and in the meantime the party enforces to the extent o...
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...
Politics Past
Macdonald, Dwight
Book
1958
A collection of essays by Dwight Macdonald.
Popular Movements Toward Socialism: Their Unity and Diversity
Amin, Samir
Article
2014
The following reflections deal with a permanent and fundamental challenge that has confronted, and continues to confront, all popular movements struggling against capitalism. By this I mean both those...
Portugal
Swift, Richard
Article
1976
The revolutionary process in Portugal is not one that lends itself very easily to a coherent political analysis. Political leadership is quickly thrown up by the creative energy of the workers and pea...
The Post- Industrial Utopians
Frankel, Boris
Book
1987
Problems with Red Menace method
Renault, Greg
Article
1979
our attempts to develop a positive alternative to DiaMat Marxism and Marxist-Leninist sects suffers from a polemical method which reproduces the very problem you want to get away from.
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.
Proposal for a Participatory Socialist International
Article
2010
A statement endorsing the idea of a new International.
Putting Socialism Back on the Agenda : Daring to Hope
Levine, Andrew
Article
2013
Is Socialism Capitalism's future?
Radical Digressions 1
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1973
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Radical Perspectives in the Arts
Baxandall, Lee (ed.)
Book
1972
An anthology of Marxist literary and cultural criticism.
Radical Priorities
Chomsky, Noam; edited by C.P. Otero
Book
1981
Otero presents an analysis and overview of Chomsky's social and political philosophy. For the first time the roots of Chomsky's politics are examined and the relationship to his theory of linguistics ...
Ralph Nader and the Legacy of Revolt: Against The Current vol. 88
Sheasby, Walt Contreras
Article
2000
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
Article
2000
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
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...
The Realities of China Today: Against The Current vol. 137
Hart-Landsberg, Martin
Article
2008
Interest in the post-1978 Chinese market reform experience remains high and for an obvious reason: China is widely considered to be one of the most successful developing countries in modern times. The...
Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History
McKay, Ian
Book
2005
McKay looks at the history of the left in Canada as a series of experiments in "living otherwise" -- efforts to work out ways of life and thought strategically opposed to the prevailing liberal-capita...
Rebuilding the Left web site
Website
2000
Web site of activists working to rebuild the Canadian left; formed out of the Rebuilding the Left conference in October 2000.
Red and Green Eco-socialism comes of age: New Internationalist November 1998
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1998
Why socialists and environmentalists need to work together to bring about lasting change. Discussion of how inequality and environmental destruction are directly linked. Articles on development in Ind...
The Red and the Black: Profit is the motor of capitalism. What would it be under socialism?
Ackerman, Seth
Article
2012
In this essay, I start from the common socialist assumption that capitalism’s central defects arise from the conflict between the pursuit of private profit and the satisfaction of human needs. Then I ...
Red Bologna
Jaggi, Max
Book
1977
Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Red Pepper
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Independent magazine of the green and radical left.
Reform and Revolution
Gorz, Andre
Article
1967
An essay taken from Andre Gorz's Le Socialisme Difficile in which he discusses how socialist strategy can aim to crate the objective and subjective conditions which will make mass revolutionary action...
Reform or Revolution?
DeLeon, Daniel
Article
1896
Socialism knows that revolutionary upheavals and transformations proceed from the rock bed of material needs.
The Regina Manifesto: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Programme
Article
Adopted by the founding convention of the CCCF in Regina, Saskatchewan, July, 1933.
Rejoinder: The Dynamics of Revolution
Miah, Malik
Article
1998
ONE COMMON ERROR socialists tend to make when discussing unfolding revolutions in other countries is to offer programmatic analysis that has little to do with the real situation on the ground. Comrade...
A Reluctant Memoir of the '50s and '60s: Against The Current vol. 134
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
I have been asked to write a memoir that would give a sense of the old left/new left realities of the 1950s and ‘60s. That seems quite odd to me (why would I be writing such a thing?), until I look in...
Reluctant Memoir, Part 2: Against The Current vol. 135
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
I think it was in 1963 that I first became aware of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). My older sister Patty had married a very nice guy named Earl Brecher, with whom she went to Liberia as one ...
Remembering Rosalyn Baxandall
Milkman, Ruth
Unclassified
2015
Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was a pioneering figure of socialist feminism in the United States.
A Response on "Critical Marxism"
Lowy, Michael
Article
1998
Lowy writes "I'm very happy that my article provoked debate among readers of Against the Current. Several of the remarks seem to me very relevant and I'll try to answer at least some of them."
Right on the Marx
Rosenfeld, Herman
Article
1990
The shared vision articulated by Ulli Diemer will never attain an organized and effective form unless it can be concretized into a series of political programmes, and eventually made real through one ...
The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell, George
Book
1937
George Orwell's investigation of an English working class community in the 1930s.
Roads to Freedom
Russell, Bertrand
Book
1918
The attempt to conceive imaginatively a better ordering of human society than the destructive and cruel chaos in which mankind has hitherto existed is by no means modern: it is at least as old as Plat...
The roots of gay oppression
Carlin, Norah
Article
2007
Marxists, since Marx and Engels themselves, have always believed that only a socialist revolution could open the way to sexual freedom and equality. The history of same-sex relations suggests that the...
Rosa Luxemburg: A Life
Ettinger, Elzbeta
Book
1986
A biography of the Marxist revolutionary. ...
Rosa Luxemburg
Frolich, Paul
Book
1939
A biography of Rosa Luxemburg written by a German revolutionary who worked with Luxemburg in the Spartacist organization.
Rosa Luxemburg: Abridged Edition
Nettl, Peter
Book
1966
A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Political Writings
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited with an introduction by Robert Looker)
Book
1972
A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
Luxemburg, Rosa. [Anderson, Kevin; Hudis, Peter (eds.)]
Book
2004
A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
Waters, Mary Alice
Book
A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
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...
Rosa Luxemburg's Reform or Revolution in the Twenty-first Century
Scott, Helen
Article
2010
Rosa Luxemburg’s Reform and Revolution, written at a high point of socialist struggle, contains invaluable lessons for today's new generation of activists as they confront the political and organizati...
The Russian Revolution Ninety Years After: Against The Current vol. 131
Mandel, David
Article
2007
The October Revolution of 1917 in Russia was the most influential political event of the 20th century. But since history is written by the victors, it is not well known that October was the opening sh...
SDS
Sale, Kirkpatrick
Book
1973
The rise and development of the Students for a Democratic Society, the organization that became the major expression of the American left in the 1960s -- its passage from student protest to institutio...
The Second International (Social-Democracy)
Website
A collection of documents on the Second International 1880-1917.
Secrets, Lies and Democracy
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Noam Chomsky interviewed by David Barsamian. ...
A Seismic Shift Toward Socialism in the U.K. Labour Party
Robertson, Ann; Leumer, Bill
Article
2016
Jeremy Corban's unexpected 2015 rise to the leadership of the U.K. Labour Party and his recent resounding victory over the right-wing forces within the party that tried to dislodge him are sending sho...
Sex and Marriage in Utopian Communities in Nineteenth Century America: Nineteenth-Century America
Muncy, Raymond Lee
Book
1973
A look at original approaches to sex and marraige in the utopian communities of nineteenth-century America. Many of these communities abolished monogamy and individualism and sought ways of dealing wi...
She never was afraid: The biography of Annie Buller
Watson, Louise
Book
1976
The story of Annie Buller, a Canadian trade union activist and Communist.
Situationist International: Connexipedia Article
Article
A group of revolutionaries, founded in 1957, which developed a radical Marxist critque of life under advanced capitalism. They suggested and experimented with the construction of situations: the setti...
Situationist International Anthology
Knabb, Ken
Book
1981
A selection of Situationist writings.
A Slice of Socialist History: Against The Current vol. 121
Fried, Frank; Rodney, Lester
Article
2006
The following correspondence sheds light on a lesser-known period in U.S. socialist history during the 1950s. Frank Fried was a member of the Socialist Union, led by Bert Cochran, following the “Cochr...
Social Anarchism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Social anarchism sees individual freedom as conceptually connected with social equality and emphasize community and mutual aid.
Social and Sexual Revolution: Essays on Marx and Reich
Ollman, Bertell
Book
1979
A collection of essays by Bertell Ollman. Ollman tackles issues such as Karl Marx's concepts of class, class consciousness, and communism; he argues for the absorption of Wilhelm Reich's insights abou...
Social Democracy and Communism
Pannekoek, Anton
Article
1919
Once again, as in the time of Marx, communism as a revolutionary and proletarian movement confronts socialism as a reformist and bourgeois movement. And the new communism is not just a new edition of ...
Social Democracy Without Illusions: Renewal of the Canadian Left
Richards, John; Cairns,Robert D.; Pratt, Larry
Book
1991
Social Reform or Revolution
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
1900
Rosa Luxemburg's attack on reformism.
The Socialisation of Society
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1918
A socialist society needs human beings from whom each one in his place, is full of passion and enthusiasm for the general well-being, full of self-sacrifice and sympathy for his fellow human beings, f...
Socialism and Anarchism
Morris, William
Article
1889
Morris repudiates the anarchist view that freedom from authority means the individual doing what he pleases under all circumstances. This, he says is "an absolute negation of society".
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...
Socialism and Survival
Bahron, Rudolph
Book
1983
Socialism and The Churches
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1905
Social-Democracy in no way fights against religious beliefs. On the contrary, it demands complete freedom of conscience for every individual and the widest possible toleration for every faith and ever...
Socialism Democracy and Self-Management: Political Essays
Raptis, Michel
Book
1980
Essays by a long-time leader of the Trotskyist Fourth International on topics such as direct democracy and self-management.
Socialism from Below
Draper, Hal
Book
Essays by Hal Draper on Marxism, democracy, and revolution.
Socialism From The Root Up: or Socialism Its Growth & Outcome
Morris, William; Bax, E. Belfort
Book
1886
Traces the development of history in relation to socialism.
Socialism in Crisis?: Canadian Perspectives
Roberts, Jos.; Vorst, Jesse
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Essays addressing questions such as What is the nature of socialism? How do gender and activism determine the socialist agenda? What is the essence of democracy under socialism?
The Socialism of the Black Panthers: A new documentary on the Black Panther Party overlooks the group's socialist core.
Greene, Robert
Article
2016
An analysis on the documentary on the Black Panther Party, "Up From Liberalism".
Socialism or Barbarism
Article
1961
The combined socialist objectives from members of "Socialisme ou Barbarie" of France, "Unita Proletaria" of Italy, "Socialism Reaffirmed" of Great Britain, and "Pouvoir Ouvrier Belge" of Belgium.
Socialism Reaffirmed
Brinton, Maurice
Article
1960
"The emancipation of the working class is the task of the workers themselves". The working class cannot entrust its historical task to anyone else. No "saviours from on high" will free it. The class w...
Socialism: The Ends and the Means
Morris, William
Article
1886
Shall we waste our wealth or use it? Why do we waste it now? Because we are cowards and therefore unjust. The wealth was made by all and should be used for the benefit of all; but we in our fear have ...
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
Engels, Friedrich
Book
1880
Socialism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
Socialisme ou Barbarie: Connexipedia Article
Article
A French-based radical libertarian socialist group of the post-World War II period which existed from 1948 until 1965. Socialisme ou Barbarie was critical of Leninism, rejecting the idea of a revoluti...
The Socialist Alternative: Real Human Development
Lebowitz, Michael A.
Book
2010
Lebowitz takes the reader through an examination of the workings of capitalism and the problems of not only a transition to socialism, but ultimately to a society that represents freedom from class ex...
A Socialist Alternative For Canada
Warnock, John W.
Book
1973
A discussion on the future of the sociliast left in Canada and its relationship to the New Democratic Party.
Socialist anarchism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Social anarchism sees "individual freedom as conceptually connected with social equality and emphasize community and mutual aid
The Socialist Feminist Project: A Contemporary Reader in Theory and Politcs
Holmstrom, Nancy
Book
Socialist feminist theorizing is flourishing today. This collection is intended to shows its strengths and resources and convey a sense of it as an ongoing project.
Socialist Humanism
Fromm, Erich (ed.)
Book
1965
An international symposium whose contributors explore the humanist essence of socialism. Among the contributors are Herbert Marcuse, Maximilien Rubel, Norman Thomas, T.B. Bottomore, Raya Dunayevskaya,...
Socialist International: Connexipedia Article
Article
A worldwide organisation of democratic socialist, social democratic, socialist, and labour political parties. It was formed in 1951.
Socialist Labor Party of America: Connexipedia Article
Article
Party advocating "socialist industrial unionism" - a belief in a fundamental transformation of society through the combined political and industrial action of the working class organized in industrial...
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.
The Socialist Legacy of Helen Keller
Article
Helen Keller became a member of the Socialist Pary in 1909 and by 1912, she had become a national voice for socialism and working class solidarity.
The Socialist Party's Appeal: Candidate of the Socialist Party for the Presidency of the United States
Debs, Eugene
Article
1912
The Socialist party challenges the right of capitalism to longer exist, and proclaims the program of socialism as the legitimate successor of the present order.
Socialist Reconstruction of Society
DeLeon, Daniel
Article
1905
Without political organization, the labor movement cannot triumph; without economic organization, the day of its political triumph would be the day of its defeat.
The Socialist Register
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
An annual survey of movements and ideas first published in 1964. It is committed to developing an independent relation to Marxism, free from sectarian and dogmatic positions.
The Socialist Register 1967: Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1967
The Socialist Register 1970: Volume7: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
The Socialist Register 1971: Volume 8: A survey of movements and ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1971
The Socialist Register 1972: Volume 9: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1972
The Socialist Register 1974: Volume 11: A survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
The Socialist Register 1975: Volume 12: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
The Socialist Register 1976: Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Socialist Register 1977: Volume 14: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
The Socialist Register 1979: Volume 16: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1979
A series of essays on the state of the global economy.
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
The Socialist Register 1985/1986: Volume 22: Social Democracy and After
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John; Liebman, Marc; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
The Socialist Register 1988: Volume 24: Problems of Socialist Renewal: East & West
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1988
An examination of the prospects for socialism written shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union.
Socialist Register 1989: Volume 25: Revolution Today. Aspirations and Realities
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1989
The Socialist Register 1990: Volume 26: The Retreat of the Intellectuals
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1990
Essays on the retreat away from socialism and Marxism by Left or formerly Left intellectuals.
Socialist Register 1991: Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
Socialist Register 2000: Volume 36: Necessary and Unnecessary Utopias
Panitch, Leo; Leys, Colin (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000
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.
Socialist Visions
Shalam, Steve Russkarm
Book
1983
The Sociology of Marx
Lefebvre, Henri
Book
1966
Lefebvre discusses and dissects both the theoretical and the practical Marx to illuminate the enduring power of Marx's thought and Marx's incisive wit as a commentator. Through Marx, we can obtain a c...
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.
SOS Alternatives to Capitalism
Swift, Richard
Book
2014
An investigation of the alternatives to capitalism, including socialism, anarchism and deep ecology.
SOS Alternatives to Capitalism: A discussion with Richard Swift
Bose, Rana; Swift, Richard
Article
2014
Montreal Serai had the opportunity to discuss SOS: Alternatives to Capitalism – a handy, slim compendium of vital, essential thoughts and discussions on the concept of an alternative economy and socie...
The Soul of Man under Socialism
Wilde, Oscar
Article
1891
Pleasure is Nature's test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment.
The Soviet Union Versus Socialism
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1986
Noam Chomsky explores the relationship between the two great systems of propaganda - socialism and the society created by Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin. In response to a certain doctrine assuming a relati...
Spartacus
Luxemburg, Rosa
Book
The spectre of socialism for the 21st century
Lebowitz, Michael
Article
2008
Building socialism is the only alternative to barbarism.
State Capitalism and World Revolution
James, C.L.R.
Book
1950
The great organisations of the masses of the people and of workers in the past were not worked out by any theoretical elite or vanguard. They arose from the experience of millions of people and their ...
The State in Capitalist Society: The Analysis of the Western System of Power
Miliband, Ralph
Book
1969
Miliband argues that the pluralist-democratic view of society, of politics and of the state in regards to the countries of advanced capitalism, is in all essential wrong.
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...
The Story of Fabian Socialism
Cole, Margaret
Book
1961
A history of the Fabian Society and the organizations and individuals who were part of the Fabian milieu.
Strange Cults and Utopias of 19th Century America: Original title: History of American Socialisms
Noyes, John Humphrey
Book
1870
Histories of communal experiments and communities in the United States.
Strategies for Urban Socialism
Schecter, Stephen
Book
...
Strike!: The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present
Brecher, Jeremy
Book
1972
A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
The Struggle for Socialism
Article
1970
A socialist critique of late-60's/early-70's British society and economics, with emphasis on the distortion of resources' availability and use, as well as capitalism's inate predilection for war. Is c...
Studies in Socialist Pedagogy
Norton Theodore Mills; Ollmann, Bertell (eds.)
Book
1978
SWP History: 1960-1988
Website
A website devoted to reviews and discussions related to Barry sheppart's two-volume history of the American Socialists Workers' Party (SWP).
Third International (Comintern): Connexipedia Article
Article
An international Communist organization founded in Moscow in March 1919, and disbanded in 1943.
Thompson, William Morris and Ecosocialist Tasks
Bernabe, Rafael
Article
2013
Bernabe highlights E.P. Thompson's biography of William Morris and his theories regarding ecosocialism.
Three Essays on Marxism: Leading Principles of Marxism; Introduction to Capital; Why I Am a Marxist
Korsch, Karl
Book
In these essays Korsch offers his thoughts on basic Marxist ideas.
Toward A New Socialism: Against The Current vol. 139
McTaggart, Ursula
Article
2009
Richard Schmitt and Anatole Anton correctly insist in the introduction to their anthology Toward a New Socialism that we are in need of a new socialism for the 21st century. This claim has little curr...
Towards a New Marxism
Grahl, Bart; Piccone, Paul
Book
1970
A collection of papers presented at the Frist International Telos Conference, October 8 - 11, 1970, in Waterloo, Ontario.
Traces of Magma: An Annotated Bibliography of Left Literature
Knight, Rolf
Book
1983
An annotated bibliography of left wing novels which deal with the lives of working people during the twentieth century.
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.
The Two Souls of Socialism: Socialism from Above vs. Socialism from Below
Draper, Hal
Article
1960
It was Marx who finally brought the two ideas of socialism and democracy together, because he developed a theory which made the synthesis possible for the first time. The heart of the theory is this p...
Unionism and Socialism
Debs, Eugene
Article
1907
The labor movement of modrn times is the product of past ages. It has come down to us for the impetus of our day, in pursuit of its world-wide mission of emancipation.
The Unknown Dimension: European Marxism Since Lenin
Howard, Dick, Klare, Karl E.
Book
1972
The radical intellectual tradition of European post-Leninist Marxism, so different from the dogma of the orthodox leftist parties, is an unknowwn dimension. This anthology sets out to recover this Mar...
Unorthodox Marxism
Albert, Michael; Hahnel, Robin
Book
1978
An attempt to go beyond what the authors describe as "orthodox Marxism."
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...
Visioning a World Without Capitalism
McKay, Ian
Article
2010
As leftists we have something infinitely more precious to win from our rich history than sentimentality and sectarianism, as we struggle to renovate the revolutionary tradition in the twenty-first cen...
Voyages To Utopia: From Monastery to Commune - The Search for the Perfect Society in Modern Times
McCord, William
Book
1989
The story of William McCord's exploration of utopian communities, both in person and through literature.
The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada
Article
1969
The founding statement of the Waffle group within the New Democratic Party.
The War after the War
Maclean, John
Book
1918
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...
We can learn to live free (Clark)
Clark, Ed
Article
1979
Give the human race a little credit. We can surely learn to live free, neither dominant nor submissive.
Weatherman
Jacobs, Harold
Book
1971
A history of the Weatherman organization.
What a Way to Run a Railroad: An Analysis of Radical Failure
Landry, Charles; Morley, David; Southwood, Russell; Wright, Patrick
Book
1985
How can the high failure rate of radical projects, in the media and elsewhere, be understood? This book analyses the reasons why many of the key organisations and projects in this sector, which grew u...
What is Class Consciousness?
Reich, Wilhelm
Book
1934
Critical of what he saw as Marxism's overly materialistic explanations, Reich proposes the perspectives of psychology and psychotherapy could revitalise radical political thought and the socialist mo...
What is Libertarian Socialism?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1977
Revolution is a collective process of self-liberation: people and societies are transformed through their struggles for freedom and for a better world.
What is socialism?
O'Shea, Louise
Article
2016
The word socialism is the English language's answer to Madonna: consistently topping the popular charts and maintaining its appeal across generations and among ever changing new audiences. It is, acco...
What is Socialist Feminism?
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Article
1976
What is to be Undone: A Modern Revolutionary Discussion of Classifcal Left Ideologies
Albert, Michael
Book
1974
A massively confused straw-man critique of "marxist" and "anarchist" theories that exist only in the author's head.
What Kind of Revolution
Klugmann, James; Oestricher, Paul (ed.)
Book
...
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...
What Socialists Stand For: An introduction to resistance
West, Jon
Book
1981
An introduction to socialism which tries to answer questons such as "Isn't it against human nature? Won't it mean an end to democracy? Doesn't it only apply to poor countries?
What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution
Alpervitz, Gar
Book
2013
Gar Alperovitzexplains why that the time is right for a revolutionary new economy movement, what it means to democratize the ownership of wealth, what it will take to build a new system to replace the...
What Would it Mean to Win?
Turbulence collective
Book
2010
Where is the movement today? Where is it going? Are we winning? The authors of the essays in this volume pose these and other momentous questions.
Why Marx Was Right
Eagleton, Terry
Book
2011
Eagleton takes common objections to Marxism and demonstrates how and why they are wrong.
Why Socialism?
Einstein, Albert
Article
1949
William Morris: From Romantic to Revolutionary
Thompson, E. P.
Book
1955
A biography of the nineteenth-century socialist, designer, artist, and intellectual William Morris.
The William Morris Internet Archive
Website
A subarchive of the Marxists Internet Archive, featuring the works of the English socialist, writer, and artist William Morris.
Women’s liberation: theory and practice
German, Lindsey
Article
2013
Fundamental change for women means challenging the priorities of a system based on profit, and that requires connecting women’s movements to the wider fight for change.
Workers Opposition: Solidarity London Pamphlet
Kollontai, Alexandra
Book
1921
Published in Soviet Russia in January 1921 and banned in March 1921.
Working Class Experience: Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
1983
From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweepi...
World Socialist Movement: Connexipedia Article
Article
An international organisation of socialist parties created in 1904 with the founding of the Socialist Party of Great Britain.
Yes, There is an Alternative!: A review of Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, by Peter Hudis
Friedman, Sam
Article
2014
Peter Hudis has written a valuable analysis of what Marx said on a critical issue. In this sense it reminds me of Hal Draper’s volumes on Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution. Hudis’s subject matter diffe...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Black and Red
Publishing books and pamphlets with an anti-authoritarian perspective since 1968. Black & Red books record contemporary and historical attempts to lead principled lives. They examine social relations ...
Break Their Haughty Power
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Briarpatch
Briarpatch is Saskatchewan's independent alternative newsmagazine committed to building a socialist society. We provide an open forum for disadvantaged peoples and support progressive movements workin...
Bullet, The
Publication of the Socialst Project. Articles on socialism, labour, democracy, neoliberalism and the environment.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Dimension
Canadian Dimension is published by, for and about activists in the struggle for a better world, covering women's issues, aboriginal issues, the environment, labour, etc. in ways not found in the mains...
Capitalism, Nature, Socialism: A Journal of Socialist Ecology
CNS is a journal of ecosocialism. We welcome submissions on red-green politics and the anti-globalization movement; environmental history; workplace labor struggles; land/community struggles; politica...
Center for Socialist History
A non-profit corporation founded to promote research and publication in the field of the history of socialism. We strongly believe that (to paraphrase) socialists who don't know their own history are ...
Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
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...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
NormanFinkelstein.com
The website of Professor Norman Finkelstein.
International Institute of Social History
Maintains a collection, conducts research and offers a range of services in the field of national and international social history in general and labour history in particular. Since 2005, it has in ad...
International Luxemburgist Network
The International Luxemburgist Network is a new organization of militants who are in general agreement with the ideas of Rosa Luxemburg. Our aim, as members of the working class, is to help in the org...
International Socialism
A quarterly journal of socialist theory.
JoelKovel.org
Featuring the writings of Joel Kovel on social justice, ecology, Zionism and other topics.
Labor Notes
Labor Notes is a media and organizing project that has been the voice of union activists who want to put the movement back in the labor movement since 1979. Through our magazine, website, books, conf...
League for the Fifth International
The replacement by of capitalist production for profit by socialist production, planned to satisfy human need can be accomplished only by a socialist revolution and the smashing of the capitalist stat...
Marxism.ca
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
Marxismo Libertario
Lecturas para la Emancipacion del Proletariado.
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
Marxsite
Trotskyist-leaning site with a relatively broad range of resources.
New Democracy
Works for democratic revolution. Opposed to the domination of society by a small group of extremely wealthy people who control the big corporations and the government.
New Left Review
A 160-page journal published every two months from London, New Left Review analyses world politics, the global economy, state powers and protest movements; contemporary social theory, history and phil...
New Socialist Group
The New Socialist Group (NSG) is a network of socialists active in community, labour and campus organizing. We promote the politics of socialism from below. Capitalism is doing incredible harm to peo...
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...
Octopus Books
Octopus Books originated in 1969. It began as a socialist newspaper but soon evolved into a small bookstore. The store operated as a collective for 27 years until it was bought by three faithful membe...
People's Voice
The latest on the fightback from coast to coast. News the corporate media won't print.
Radical Digressions
Progressive comment and analysis by Ulli Diemer, featuring articles, letters, photos and the Radical Digressions Blog.
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...
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung -- Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung wurde 1992 von der Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS) - heute Die Linkspartei.PDS - als parteinahe, bundesweit taetige Stiftung anerkannt. Sie kooperiert im Rahmen...
Socialism.ca
A hub featuring links to selected resources about socialism, as well as other progressive sites of interest to socialists and activists.
Socialist Action
To educate and organize in favour of the socialist transformation of Canada and the world, to build a revolutionary party of working women and men to fight for a world without racism, sexism, war, exp...
Socialist History Project
Documenting the socialist tradition in Canada. Primarily Trotskyist.
Socialist Party of Canada
The party's objective is the establishment of a system of society based upon the common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing wealth by and in th...
Socialist Project
The Socialist Project does not propose an easy politics for defeating capitalism or claim a ready alternative to take its place. We oppose capitalism out of necessity and support the resistance of oth...
Socialist Register
The Socialist Register was founded by Ralph Miliband and John Saville in 1964 as 'an annual survey of movements and ideas' from the standpoint of the independent new left. Each volume is focused on a ...
Socialist Voice
Socialist publication. Suspended publication March 2011 but website with archived articles remains online.
Socialist Worker
Monthly newspaper of the International Socialists in Canada.
Society for Socialist Studies
The society's purpose to facilitate and encourage research and analysis in Canada with emphasis on socialist, feminist, ecological, and anti-racist points of view.
Solidarity
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine. Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a bro...
Spartacus Books
Spartacus is a non-profit collectively run bookstore. We are non-sectarian and carry feminist, anarchist, socialist, lesbian/gay titles, literary criticism literature, environment, film, media, labour...
Studies in Political Economy: A Socialist Review
Studies in Political Economy is an interdisciplinary journal committed to the publication of original work in the various traditions of socialist political economy. Researchers and analysts within the...
Third Camp
Against U.S. militarism and Islamic terrorism. We must stand up with all our power to the US government's and its allies' bullying. We must put an end to the crimes of the opposite pole, i.e. Islamic...
Trotskyist League
Works to build a revolutionary internationalist workers party to fight for socialist revolution.
Tom Wetzel's home page
Wetzel's writing spans a range of topics... from libertarian socialism, anarcho-syndicalism and workers' self-management to unionism, social housing, environmental justice, philosophy, and Los Angeles...
Worker-communist Party of Iran
To change the world and to create a better one has always been a profound aspiration of people throughout human history. It is true that even the present-day so-called modern world is dominated by fat...
World Socialist Movement
The World Socialist Movement (or WSM) consists of people who have organised themselves democratically with one objective: to bring about a complete change in world society. We are made up of companion...
World Socialist Web Site
Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Dream Worlds Here and There
Book Review of "2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short, Jesse
2013
Short reviews Robinson's "2312," which concerns the state of a world three hundred years from now in which a twisted version of the dream "another world is possible" has come to pass, where nothing st...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Revolution.international
Web resources on revolutionary politics and revolution.

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Autonomy & Solidarity
Website
An on-line network for anti-capitalists who believe that revolutionary transformation will come from workers and oppressed people self-organizing from below and not from the top down organizing of any...
Braverman, Harry (Harry Frankel) - Writings - Index
Braverman, Harry
Article
Writings of Harry Braverman (aka Harry Frankel) (1920-1976).
Break Their Haughty Power
Goldner, Loren
Website
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Website
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
Canadian Dimension
Periodical profile published 1983
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1963
Canadian Dimension Online
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1963
We are a magazine which shows there is an alternative to the corporate agenda and the dictates of the global market; that the dream of a better society is still alive. It provides a forum for debate, ...
Catalyst
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
A campaigning think tank for the labour movement and the left, committed to developing and promoting practical policies for the redistribution wealth, power, and opportunity.
Center for Socialist History
Website
A non-profit corporation founded to promote research and publication in the field of the history of socialism. We strongly believe that (to paraphrase) socialists who don't know their own history are ...
Ideas and Action
Periodical profile published 1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Archive of some articles published in Ideas and Action, a radical paper published by the Workers Solidarity Alliance from 1981 to 1997.
The Left Worker-communist Party of Iraq
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Socialism Now. "The basis of socialism is the human being... Socialism is the movement to restore human beings' conscious will."
Libcom.org
Website
Resource for all people who wish to improve their lives, their communities and their working conditions. We want to discuss with one another, learn from experiences of the past and develop strategies ...
Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...
Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
Website
Die Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung wurde 1992 von der Partei des Demokratischen Sozialismus (PDS) - heute Die Linkspartei.PDS - als parteinahe, bundesweit tutige Stiftung anerkannt. Sie kooperiert im Rahmen ...
Socialism Of The Future
Bottomore, Tom (Editor of English Edition)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
A European journal of socialist scholarship and political debate covering global problems such as the new industrial revolution and the upheavals in Eastern Europe.
Socialist History Project
Website
The stated goal is documenting the revolutionary socialist tradition in Canada. Primarily oriented to Leninist and Trotskyist parties.
Socialist Party of Canada
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
Founded in 1905, the party's objective is the establishment of a system of society based upon the common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing we...
Socialist Project
Website
Articles from a socialist perspective, including The Bullet and Relay.
Solidarity
Website
A democratic revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization which publishes Against the Current magazine.
The Third Camp
Against U.S. militarism and Islamic terrorism
Website
We must stand up with all our power to the US government's and its allies' bullying. We must put an end to the crimes of the opposite pole, i.e. Islamic terrorism. We must help the people of Islam-s...
Tom Wetzel's home page
Website
Articles on socialism, syndicalism, unions, and urban issues.
Worker-communist Party of Iran
Website
To change the world and to create a better one has always been a profound aspiration of people throughout human history. It is true that even the present-day so-called modern world is dominated by fat...