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Against All Odds
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1985
The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless t...
Allow the Water
Desroches, Leonard
Book
1996
The author shares his Christian vision of radical social transformation to develop a society based on the gospels of Jesus. Included are the stories of famous others who have also gone through social...
Another Politics: Talking Across Today's Transformative Movements.
Dixon, Chris
Book
2014
Dixon examines the trajectory of efforts that contributed to the radicalism of Occupy Wall Street and other recent movement upsurges. He presents the histories and principles that shape many contempor...
The Arc of Justice and the Long Run: Hope, History, and Unpredictability
Solnit, Rebecca
Article
2013
North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Sometimes cause and ...
The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South
Davidson, Osha Gray
Book
2007
The story of how C.P. Ellis, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and Ann Atwater, an African American civil rights activist, overcame racial divisions to forge a strong friendship.
Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World
Macy, Joanna
Book
1998
A guidebook for dealing with the despair that stands in the way our our changing the world.
Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation
Magdoff, Fred; Williams, Chris
Book
2017
Because it aims squarely at replacing capitalism with an ecologically sound and socially just society, Creating an Ecological Society is filled with revolutionary hope. Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams...
Elements of a Concept of Socialist Transformation
Brie, Michael
Article
2013
The concept of transformation, with the elements developed up to now, could be capable of advancing the process of creating a left that is up to the challenge of the great crisis of financial-market c...
The Great Turning as Compass and Lens : Yes! Magazine Summer 2006
Macy, Joanna
Article
2006
The Great Turning is a name for the transition from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining society. It identifies the shift from a self-destroying political economy to one in harmony with ...
How Labour's Campaigns Attempted to Make the Political Personal
Akehurst, Nathan
Article
2018
The basic techniques of convincing people on the doorstep are not different to those of convincing friends or workmates. However, election canvassers have typically gone door-to-door telling voters wh...
How to Re-Imagine the World: A Pocket Guide for Practical Visionaries
Weston, Anthony
Article
2007
A conceptual toolbox for imagining and initiating radical social change.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 19, 2015: Utopia
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017: Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia
Diemer, Ulli
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to co...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 17, 2018: Hearts and Minds: How do People Change?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2018
How can we reach the millions we need to reach and engage if fundamental change is to happen? How can we accomplish the essential task of persuading a majority of the population that a fundamental soc...
The Phenomenology of Mind
Hegel, G.W.F.
Book
1807
The birthplace and essence of Hegel's dialectic.
The Socialist Register 1978: Volume 15: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Transforming Apathy and Denial
Melamed, Lanie
Article
1990
Assisting others to face militarism and ecocatastrophe and become motivated and capable of working to reverse these threats is a substantial challenge for educators in all setting.
Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World: An Open Conspiracy for Social Change
Murphy, Brian K.
Book
1999
Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
We Make the Road By Walking: Conversations on education and social change
Horton, Myles; Freire, Paulo
Book
1990
Horton, the founder of the Highlander Folk School, and Freire, a Brazilian education leader, are from two different backgrounds, but their shared views on the use of participatory education in bringin...

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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

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The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.

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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.
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, ...