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Diggers: Connexipedia Article
An English group of agrarian communists in the 17th century.
Diggers and Dreamers: The Guide to Communal Living
Coates, Chris; How, Jonathan; Jones, Lee; Morris, William; Wood, Andy (eds.)
A Marxist History of the World part 42: The Army, the Levellers, and the Commonwealth
Faulkner, Neil
Neil Faulkner looks at how even the most radical bourgeois forces, if they are to preserve their property and status, must break the momentum of the movement that has brought them to power.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2015: Sustainability, ecology, and agriculture
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
This issue features a number of items related to sustainability, ecology, and agriculture, including Vandana Shiva's article "Small is the New Big," the Council of Canadians' new report on water issue...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018: What are we eating?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant la...
The True Levellers Standard Advanced: Or, The State of Community opened, and Presented to the Sons of Men
Winstanley, Gerrard and the Diggers
Winstanley and 14 others published this pamphlet in which they called themselves the True Levellers to distinguish their ideas from the Levellers. Once they put their idea into practice and started to...
The Whole World is Watching: Chinese Diggers?
Carson, Kevin
Thousands of villagers at Wukan, in China’s Guangdong province, are protesting the theft of their communal land by a corrupt local government in collusion with developers.
Winstanley & The Diggers: The Spirtual and Political Story of a Seventeenth Century Communist Movement
Spritzler, John
Spritzler sets out to show that the resistance to the Hobbesian ideas that rule our lives today is as old as those ideas themselves. Hobbes' basic assumption is that men are necessarily locked into a ...
Winstanley, Gerrard: Connexipedia Article
English Protestant religious reformer and political activist, a member of the True Levellers. (1609-1676).
Winstanley’s Ecology
Johnson, Daniel
Largely forgotten for much of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the communist thought of Winstanley was rediscovered by German and Russian Marxists in the late nineteenth century.
The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution
Hill, Christopher
Hill looks at radical groups such as the Diggers, Levellers, Ranters, and others, whose ideas threatened to overturn the established order in the mid-seventeenth century.