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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 ...
Becoming a Revolutionary: Against The Current vol. 133
Ortiz, Roxanne Dunbar
Article
2008
Against the Current: Which events of 1968 were you involved in? How did that event/those events affect you personally and politically at the time?
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.
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.
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...
Confronting the -isms: Against The Current vol. 133
Allen, Chude Pam
Article
2008
I love the name Against the Current and would add that to be active in the Women’s Liberation Movement at the beginning of 1968 was to be “against the current.” And “the current” then was as much the ...
Consciousness raising: Connexipedia Article
Article
Form of political activism, pioneered by United States feminists in the late 1960s.
Democracy is in the Streets: From Port Huron to the Siege of Chicago
Miller, James
Book
1987
A thoughtful and evocative history of the American New Left in the 1960's, looking critically but sympathetically at the struggles and passions of that period.
E.P. Thompson: Feminism, Gender, Women and History
Winslow, Barbara
Article
2013
Winslow reflects upon her experiences working with E.P. Thompson at the University of Warwick in 1969, especially in relation to his support for the women's liberation movement.
The Fight for Freedom for Women
Tremain, Rose
Book
1973
The fight for women's rights in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, primarily focusing on Britain and the USA.
Flaunting It!
Jackson, Ed; Perksy, Stan (eds.)
Book
1982
An anthology of articles spanning the first decade of the Canadian gay liberation periodical, The Body Politic.
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
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...
Marxism and Women's Liberation
Orr, Judith
Book
2015
Why are women more often to be found on the sticky floor of low pay than above the glass ceiling where the rich reside? Why is there an assault on the gains of the women's movement? As austerity bites...
Marxist feminism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Focuses on the dismantling of capitalism as the key to liberating women.
Marxist Women versus Bourgeois Feminism
Draper, Hal; Lipow, Anne G.
Article
1976
The texts presented here are intended to revive acquaintance with a revolutionary women's movement, which was undoubtedly the most important one of its kind that has yet been seen. Yet it has been so ...
My Year of Transition: Against The Current vol. 133
Martinez, Elizabeth "Betita"
Article
2008
The year 1968 was a crucial transition for me, from the Black struggle against White Supremacy to the Chicano struggle against White Supremacy. The first struggle began in 1959, when I became involved...
No Outside Saviors!: Against The Current vol. 136
Feeley, Dianne; Finkel, David
Article
2008
Against The Current spoke with Gwendolyn M. Patton as part of our retrospective on the events of 1968 and the surrounding years.
Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious
Zetkin, Clara
Article
1896
We must, first of all, learn how we ought to do our work among women.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 30, 2014: Refugees
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2014
Topic of the week is Refugees. Featured articles look at migration, counter-surveillance resources, farmers in Ghana fighting to retain the freedom to save their own seeds, and rebuilding communities ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 5, 2016: International Women's Day
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
In this issue of Other Voices, we mark International Women's Day. An article written by Alexandra Kollontai in 1920 talks about the early history of this event, which grew out of a proposal put forwar...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016: Back to School
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Education - about the world, and about social change in particular - is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which edu...
Out of the Driver's Seat: Marxism in North America Today
Article
1974
Outlines the political perspective of the Windsor-based Labour Centre in the wake of divisions in the Centre in 1974. Issues explored include the nature of the working class, women in the working clas...
A Parable of Women's Liberation: Against The Current vol. 134
Tax, Meredith
Article
2008
Interview with Meredith Tax.
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.
Pioneers of Women's Liberation
Holmstrom, nancy
Article
2015
A review of Hal Draper's book "Women and Class: Toward a Socialist Feminism."
Pioneers of Women's Liberation: Women and Class: Toward a Socialist Feminism (Book Review)
Holmstrom, Nancy (Reviewer); Draper, Hal (Author)
Article
2015
Hal Draper (1914-1990) was both a master polemicist and an erudite scholar of Marxism and of socialist history, often combining these talents in withering critiques of alternative analyses. These qual...
The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the United States
Cooney, Robert; Michalowski, Helen
Book
A pictorial encyclopedia of the struggles of the U.S. women and men working for peace and justice through nonviolent action. Sections are included on the roots of American nonviolence, the women's rig...
The Power of Women United: Against The Current vol. 134
Dawson, Kipp
Article
2008
Interview with Kipp Dawson.
Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
McCaskell, Tim
Book
2016
A political memoir by a leading gay rights and AIDS activist.
The Radical Therapist: Therapy means change not adjustment
Radical Therapist Collective - Agel, Jerome (ed.)
Book
1971
The contributors to this anthology proceed from the premise that therapy should be a means of liberation rather than a tool of social control.
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...
Red Menace #5: Summer 1980
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1980
A Libertarian Socialist Newsletter
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...
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...
Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild
Siegel, Deborah
Book
2007
A study of controversies in the feminist movement from the 1960s to the 2000s. Siegel wants readers to know about the multifaceted and contentious history of what is called feminism's "second wave" so...
Sisterhood is Powerful: An Anthology of Writing From the Women's Liberation Movement
Morgan, Robin (Editor)
Book
1970
The first comprehensive collection of writings from the Women's Liberation Movement, including articles, poems, photographs, and manifestos.
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
'68: The Year of the Barricades
Caute, David
Book
1988
Caute's book looks at the explosive year 1968 (while situating it in the context of what had led up to it). One of the great strengths of this excellent book is that it looks at what was happening aro...
Social Movements/Social Change: The Politics and Practice of Organizing - Socialist Studies 4
Cunningham, Frank; Findlay, Sue; Kadar, Marlene, et.al.
Book
1988
This collection of essays covers movements related to labour, ecology, childcare, peace, disability, gay rights, and access to abortion.
Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women's Movement
Booth, Heather; Creamer, Day; Davis, Susan; Dobbin, Deb; Kaufman, Robin; Klass, Tobey
Article
1972
Our movement's strategy must grow from an understanding of the dynamics of power, with the realization that those who have power have a vested interest in preserving it and the institutional forms whi...
Storming Heaven: 1968 Revisted
Ali, Tariq
Article
2008
The eruptions of 1968 challenged the power structures north and south, east and west. Countries in each continent were infected with the desire for change. Hope reigned supreme.
Third World - Second Sex 2
Davies, Miranda
Book
1989
This sequal to Miranda Davies' successful book Third World, Second Sex, presents first-hand accounts from the 1980's of the concerns and activities of individual women and women's organizations in the...
Tide Turning in Latin America?: Against The Current vol. 131
Quandt, Midge
Article
2007
NACLA’s first volume in its new series, Dispatches from Latin America: On the Frontlines Against Neoliberalism, reported on an array of popular initiatives and left-leaning regimes across the continen...
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Article
2008
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
Uncovering the Sixties: Life and Times of the Undergound Press
Peck, Abe
Book
1985
A book about the Sixties and how they were recorded by radical participants. It traces how movements and communities convinced that their news did not fit into the agenda of mainstream media covered t...
Untying the Knot
Freeman, Jo; Levine, Cathy
Book
Voices from Women's Liberation
Tanner, Leslie (ed.)
Book
...
What is Socialist Feminism?
Ehrenreich, Barbara
Article
1976
Woman's Consciousness, Man's World
Rowbotham, Sheila
Book
1973
The cultural and economic liberation of women is inseparable from the creation of a society in which all people no longer have their lives stolen from them, and in which the conditions of their produc...
Woman's Estate
Mitchell, Juliet
Book
1966
Juliet Mitchell defines the specific areas of women's oppression and describes current attempts to break the pattern of repression imposed on all women.
Women and Marxism
Website
Documents on Marxism and women.
Women Unite: An Anthology of the Canadian Women's Movement
Book
1972
An anthology doucmenting the Canadian women's movement of the late 1906s and early 1970s.
Women's liberation, then and now
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Article
1971
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.
The Year of Awakening: Against The Current vol. 133
Winslow, Barbara
Article
2008
Against the Current: Which events of 1968 were you involved in? How did that event/those events affect you personally and politically at the time?

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Anarchy Archives
An archive of anarchist writings by classic authors such as Rocker, Goldman, Proudhon, and Malatesta.
Bureau of Public Secrets
Articles from a Situationist perspective.
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...
Organization for Women's Liberation - Iran
Organisation for Women's Liberation (OWL) was built on 14th December 2002 in direct response to the growing women's movement in Iran for equality and liberation The contemporary history of women's mov...
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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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, ...
(Why) Did the Sixties Fail?
Hayley, Ron
Article
1986
A brief examination of the social movements of the 1906s, and the underlying contradictions which led them to be unsuccessful.
Women's movement archives
Organization profile published 1991
Organization
1991