Adventures of Tintin: Breaking Free - An anarchist parody of the popular Tintin series of comics. An exercise in detournement, the book was written under the pseudonym J. Daniels and published by Attack International in April of 1988 and then republished in 1999. The story features a number of characters based on those from the original series by Herge, notably Tintin himself and Captain Haddock (referred to only as 'the Captain'), but not the original themes or plot. The story tracks Tintin's development from a disaffected, shoplifting youth to a revolutionary leader. Also see Wikipedia article.
Agitator, The - Published by members of the anarchist colony of Home, in the state of Washington. Editor Jay Fox made the bimonthly tabloid into a lively journal advocating a blend of libertarian ideas and revolutionary industrial unionism. Free speech, sexual freedom, modern rational education, and support for the IWW were among its provocative concerns.
Albert and Vera Weisbord Archives - Archives of Albert and Vera Weisbord, leading communist radicals of the 1930's. Organizers of 1926 Passaic Textile Strike, 1929 Gastonia Textile Strike, and the Communist League of Struggle 1931-37.
Alex Callinicos - A Trotskyist political theorist, a member of the Central Committee of the Socialist Workers Party and its International Secretary, and Director of the Centre for European Studies at King's College London. He is also editor of International Socialism, the Socialist Workers Party's theoretical journal. This page provides an index of works by Alex Callinicos included in various parts of the MIA and ETOL. Also see Wikipedia article.
Alexandra Kollontai Archive - Russian Social-Democrat from 1890s, active in international socialist women's movement, and a member of the Mensheviks before 1914. Elected to Central Committee in 1917 and Commissar for Social Welfare in the Soviet government. With Bukharin in 'Left Communist' faction, opposed signing of Brest-Litovsk Peace [Lenin was for signing immediately, Trotsky for delaying in hope of a revolution in Germany, the Workers Opposition advocated a revolutionary war against Germany]. Kollontai was a leader of the WO. Sent to diplomatic posts in Mexico and Scandanavia. Sympathised with the Left Opposition, but subsequently 'conformed'.
Alien Registration Act of 1940 (Smith Act) - A United States federal statute enacted June 29, 1940, that set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government and required all non-citizen adult residents to register with the government. Approximately 215 people were indicted under the legislation, including alleged communists, Anarchists, and fascists. Prosecutions under the Smith Act continued until a series of United States Supreme Court decisions in 1957 reversed a number of convictions under the Act as unconstitutional. The statute has been amended several times. Also see full text of The Smith Act.
American Socialist - Archives: although the magazine was published for only six years, from 1954 through 1959, it is still relevant for today's activists trying to construct new revolutionary organizations that are free of dogmatism and sectarianism.
Antonio Gramsci - Social writings in two periods: pre-prison (1910-1926) and prison (1929-35). Pre-prison writings tend to be politically specific, while prison writings tend to be more historical and theoretical.
Gramsci Links Archive - Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) was an Italian socialist, political theorist, and activist. For a brief overview of Gramsci's life and thought see An Introduction to Gramsci's Life and Thought by Frank Rosengarten.
Art of Marxism - Literary criticism, literature, painting, satire, music, film.
Aufheben - An annual communist theoretical magazine from the UK. Influenced by German/Dutch and Italian left communism, the situationists, class struggle anarchism and the Italian autonomia movement.
Bureau of Public Secrets - Ken Knabb's translations from the Situationist International plus Knabb's own writings on radical topics from the 1960s to the present.
C.L.R. James Archive - Author of The Black Jacobins (1938), Breaking a Boundary (1963), and volumes of essays involving class and race antagonism, West Indian self-determination, cricket, Marxism, and aesthetics, James passed away in May, 1989. James' materialist intervention into the issues of civil rights, race, class, Communism, cultural production and reception positions him at the center of the leading Marxist interpretors of colonialism and anticolonial struggle in the twentieth century. James' encyclopedeic knowledge of literature, cricket, and politics enabled him to write a prolific body of work over his lengthy career--works including the drama Toussaint Louverture, the novel Minty Alley, and a Trotskyist analysis of the Third International entitled World Revolution. Although James was ideologically to part ways with Trotsky the late 1940's, he continued to insist upon a class analysis of race and culture from the extreme left. Also see:
Center for Socialist History - The site at present consists of four major sections - home page, a list of publications and how to order them, an archive section of unpublished material by Hal Draper along with some photographs and tapes, and links to other sites.
Charnel-House, The - Ross Wolfe's blogging on Russian and Soviet studies, history of Europe, philosophy and Marxism. Wolfe writes primarily about classical avant-garde architecture, contemporary political issues (elections, activism, current events), and topics such as the environment, technology, liberalism, utopianism, and the history of the Left.
Christopher Caudwell Archive - In 1934, Caudwell developed a special interest in Marxism, and in the summer of 1935 he wrote Illusion and Reality, a Marxist critique of poetry. After finishing the book he joined the Communist Party, and soon became a dedicated grassroots activist, still continuing his writing, even though none of his works were printed during his lifetime. Also see Wikipedia entry.
Class Against Class - Dedicated to reclaiming the theory and practice of class struggle from authoritarian groups or those who would presume in some way to act on behalf of the working class.
Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism - Over 1100 key union, community and political activists across the country, including such leaders as Angela Davis and Manning Marable. Formed to build a united left and to fight for freedom, equality, and a socialist future.
Communist Party of Canada - Strives to be the leading political party of the working class, to lead Canada from capitalism to socialism and ultimately communism.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) - The CPI(M) was formed at the Seventh Congress of the Communist Party of India held in Calcutta from October 31 to November 7, 1964. The CPI(M) was born in the struggle against revisionism and sectarianism in the communist movement at the international and national level, in order to defend the scientific and revolutionary tenets of Marxism-Leninism and its application in concrete Indian conditions.
Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-UML) - The CPN (UML) is a political representative of the working people of Nepal. The Party is committed to nationalism, democracy, equality and justice and to enhance the prosperity of the people. The Party upholds the principles of socialism and pursues the road of People's Multi-Party Democracy which is a creative application of Marxism and Leninism in the Nepalese condition.
Commune, The - Communists fighting for a new self-managed society based on collective ownership of the means of production and distribution and an economy organised not for value production but for the well-being of humanity and in harmony with our natural environment.
Conquest of Bread (Peter Kropotkin) - Peter Kropotkin's The Conquest of Bread, along with his Fields Factories and Workshops was the result of extensive research into industrial and agricultural production. Whereas Marx's main contribution to economics was his analysis of the commodity relationship in Capital - capitalism rather than communism - Kropotkin assesses what would need to be done and how, in a communist society.
Cultural Logic - An electronic journal of Marxist theory and practice.
Deterritorial Support Group (DSG) - Anti-authoritarian communists. DSG offers analysis and propaganda from an ultra-leftist perspective, its own material, as well as documents from the struggle against austerity.
Deutscher Memorial Prize - Every year, this prize is awarded for a book which exemplifies the best and most innovative new writing in or about the Marxist tradition.
Earl Browder - American political activist, functionary and leader of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA). Browder is best remembered as the General Secretary of the CPUSA during the 1930s and first half of the 1940s. Also see:
Encyclopedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL) - ETOL is an ongoing project aimed at providing a complete documentation about the history and activity of the international Trotskyist movement, centering upon Leon Trotsky (1879-1940) and continuing to this day. This involves compiling information from various sources and historical documents about several thousand individuals, hundreds of groupings and publications, and making them available in Internet.
Estrangement & Alienation - Alienation is the process whereby people become foreign to the world they are living in. This archive collects what various Marxists have said about alienation and commodity fetishism.
Ethics and Marxism - A collection of articles by Marxists on the ethical problems of Marxism, and the classics of Ethics.
Fourth International - "The Fourth International is an international revolutionary current that fights for a democratic socialist self-managed society, free of any form of exploitation, alienation or oppression. Believes a self-managed socialist society requires the abolition of private ownership and a break with the institutions of the bourgeois State, as well as fighting every kind of oppression and domination, whether based on nationality, gender, ethnicity or sexual preference.
Foundations of Marxism: Students Section - Contains selected introductory readings for those who are beginning to learn Marxism. Various subject areas are presented, such as "What is capitalism?" to "Was the Soviet Union Socialist?", with diverse opinions presented in a back and forth exchange by various authors throughout the Marxist Internet Archive library.
Freedom Socialist Party - A revolutionary, socialist feminist organization, dedicated to the replacement of capitalist rule by a genuine workers' democracy that will guarantee full economic, social, political, and legal equality to women, people of color, gays, and all who are exploited, oppressed, and repelled by the profit system and its offshoot - imperialism.
From Marx to Mao - Texts of: Communist Party of China, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Party of Labor of Albania, Comintern, Etienne Balibar, Charles Bettelheim, Chang Chun-chiao, Chou En-lai (Zhou Enlai), Deng-Yuan Hsu and Pao-Yu Ching, Georgi Dimitroff, Enver Hoxha, Martin Nicolaus, Racism Research Project.
Gauche - A libertarian democratic socialist blog by Paul Anderson.
Global Progressive Forum - A global space for the creation of a global, progressive community of individuals, organisations and movements throughout the world for a fairer, more inclusive globalisation. It was launched on 27-29 November 2003 in Brussels, bringing together more than 1,000 progressive policy-makers, NGOs, trade unions, academics, from all over the world, at an event organised by the Party of European Socialists, its Parliamentary Group in the European Parliament and the Socialist International.
Global Site - New writing in the critical social sciences. A database of academically relevant online texts covers sociology, international relations, politics, anthropology. Specialised coverage includes Marxism, civil society, war and genocide.
Gustav Myers (1872-1942) - American historian, b. Trenton, N.J. He worked on a number of newspapers and magazines in New York City, joined the Populist party and the Social Reform Club, and was a member (1907-12) of the Socialist party. Such books as The History of Tammany Hall (1901, rev. ed. 1917), History of the Great American Fortunes (3 vol., 1910, rev. ed. 1936), and History of the Supreme Court of the United States (1912) were detailed, realistic exposes through which Myers made his reputation in the muckraking era of American literature.
Hal Draper (1914-1990) - Hal Draper, the son of immigrant garment workers, was born in 1914. He joined the Socialist Workers Party in 1932 and, as a supporter of Max Shachtman, helped establish the Workers Party. In 1949, the organization became known as the Independent Socialist League. Under Shachtman's leadership the party rejected the revolutionary path to socialism. Draper became disillusioned with Shachtman and formed the International Socialists. Draper wrote the four-volume Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution and edited the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia. Hal Draper died in 1990. At Marxists' Internet Archive see:
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers - A legal thorn in the side of every government, lobbying for law reforms, civil liberties and access to justice for all; supporting national liberation movements against colonialism and campaigning against racism and all forms of discrimination. Also see its magazine, Socialist Lawyer.
Hampton Institute (HI) - Founded with the purpose of giving a platform to everyday, working-class people to theorize, comment, analyze and discuss matters that exist outside the confines of their daily lives, yet greatly impact them on a daily basis. The organization was named after former Black Panther, Fred Hampton, and also cites inspiration from Italian Marxist theorist, Antonio Gramsci, as well as educator and philosopher, Paulo Freire. In order to remain consistent with its working-class billing, the HI seeks out, as well as aims to develop, organic intellectuals within the working class; both in the US as well as internationally.
Hegel by Hypertext - Works by Hegel, modern introductions to Hegel, glossary, and other Hegelian resources.
Historical Materialism - This compilation contains abstracts and links to over 30 books, documents and letters written by Marx and Engels - each highlighting different aspects of the materialist conception of history.
History of the Revolutionary Working Class - Provides 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 world over.
Human Geography - Journal covering topics ranging from geopolitics, through cultural and economic issues, to political ecology.
International Communist League (ICL) - A proletarian, revolutionary and internationalist tendency committed to the task of building Leninist parties as national sections of a democratic-centralist international. The ICL bases itself on Marxist historical, dialectical materialism and seeks in particular to carry forward the international working-class perspectives of Marxism developed in the theory and practice of the Bolshevik leaders V. I. Lenin and L. D. Trotsky and embodied in the decisions of the first four Congresses of the Communist International as well as key documents of the Fourth International such as the Transitional Program (1938) and War and the Fourth International (1934).
International Communist Party - Party is distinguished by a line running from Marx to Lenin to the foundation of the Third International and the birth of the Communist Party of Italy in Leghorn (Livorno) 1921, and from there to the struggle of the Italian Communist Left against the degeneration in Moscow and to the rejection of popular fronts and coalitions of resistance groups.
International Viewpoint - The monthly English-language magazine of the Fourth International is a window to radical alternatives world-wide, carrying reports, analysis and debates from all corners of the globe.
Irish Marxist Review - Socialist and Marxist analysis of political, economic and social developments in Ireland and internationally.
James P. Canon Archive - American Communist, Trotskyist leader, and founding leader of the Socialist Workers Party. Works, gallery, biography.
Jean Jaures - Born Sept. 3, 1859, Castres, France - died July 31, 1914, Paris. French Socialist leader and historian. A brilliant student and teacher, he entered the chamber of deputies in 1885 and subsequently became a Socialist. In his Socialist journals, notably Humanite, he denounced nationalism and upheld socialism and world peace. Jaurès saw socialism as the economic equivalent of political democracy; he believed that economic equality would come as the result of peaceful revolution. He sought to reconcile Marxian materialism and his own idealistic beliefs and emphasized the importance of individual rights and initiative. As leader of the Socialists, he opposed Boulanger, defended Dreyfus, and worked for the separation of church and state. He was active in the formation (1905) of the unified French Socialist party, and he attempted to preserve party harmony. In 1914, Jaurès advocated arbitration instead of war and declared that capitalist nations, including France, were responsible for the war crisis. He was assassinated by a fanatical patriot in July, 1914. His Histoire socialiste de la Revolution française (new ed. by Albert Mathiez, 8 vol., 1922-24), an economic interpretation of the French Revolution, strikes a balance between the materialistic approach of Marx and the dramatic history of Michelet. Also see Jean Jaurès's Archive (Marxists.org) and Wikipedia article.
Jews, Marxism and the Worker's Movement - A subject index of texts from Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Leon and Luxemburg; texts from the Jewish Socialist & Labor Movement and the effect on the Jewish working class of the Russian Revolution.
John Strachey - British Socialist writer and Labour politician known for his contributions to leftist thought and for his peacetime rationing policies as British food minister. A creative and erudite interpreter of Marxist thought, Strachey published a number of works, including The Coming Struggle for Power (1932), The Nature of Capitalist Crisis (1935), The Theory and Practice of Socialism (1936), and What Are We To Do? (1938)-all works of his Communist period; then his moderately leftist A Programme for Progress (1940), Contemporary Capitalism (1956), The End of Empire (1959), and On the Prevention of War (1962), which offered proposals for dealing with tensions between the West and the Soviet Union. Also see works by or about John Strachey.
Karl Marx Museum Trier (Karl Marx House) - Marx's birthplace captivates countless visitors with its baroque charm. The building alone arouses curiosity and prompts further questions about the origins of Karl Marx and his family's domestic circumstances. The exhibition in the Museum-Karl-Marx-Haus will inform you: about the person Karl Marx, his life, his work, his allies and his adversaries.
Marx Memorial Library - Since its establishment the Marx Memorial Library has been the intellectual home of generations of scholars interested in studying Marx and Marxism. The Library is home to an impressive number and variety of archives and collections including the full run of the Daily Worker and Morning Star, The International Brigade Archive, Bernal Peace Library, Klugnmann Collection and an extensive Photograph Library. Also see Search page.
Marx/Engels Collected Works - A listing of the Marx/Engels Collected Works, as compiled and printed by Progress Publishers of the Soviet Union starting in 1975.
Kasama - A communist project that fights (in theory and practice) for the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions.
Labor Herald, The - The official organ of the Trade Union Educational League (TUEL). Established by William Z. Foster in 1920 as a means of uniting radicals within various trade unions for a common plan of action. The group was subsidized by the Communist International via the Communist Party of America from 1922. After several years of initial success, the group was marginalized by the unions of the American Federation of Labor, which objected to its strategy of 'boring from within' existing unions in order to depose sitting union leaderships. In 1924, The Labor Herald was merged with The Liberator and Soviet Russia Periodical to establish The Workers' Monthly as an official organ of the Workers (Communist) Party.
Lawrence and Wishart - Publisher that started life through the merger of Martin Lawrence, the Communist Party's press and Wishart Ltd, a family-owned liberal and anti-fascist publisher. London, England. Independent radical publishing.
Unfortunateley, it is also asserting copyright ownership over the 50-volume, English-language edition of the Collected Works of Marx Engels, demanding that the estimiable Marxist Internet Archive (MIA) take down hundreds of works by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels or face legal consequences. MIA's response. Journal publications include:
League for the Fifth International - A revolutionary socialist organisation whose supporters are active in the global anti-capitalist movement, fighting for democracy, accountability, the building of local social forums and the construction of a new, Fifth International. It strives for the overthrow of the capitalist state and the construction of a socialist society based on democratic planning and workers' self- management.
Left Forum - Each spring Left Forum convenes the largest gathering in North America of the U.S. and international Left.
Left History - Features articles from a variety of theoretical approaches by both established and new scholars. Print issues of Left History regularly include feminist, marxist, and postmodernist deliberations on topics such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, culture, the state, labour, the environment, theory, and method.
Lenin's Tomb - Richard Seymour writes the blog Lenin's Tomb and is the author of The Liberal Defence of Murder and The Meaning of David Cameron.
Trotsky Internet Archive: Collected Writings - Lev Davidovich Bronstein. Leader, with V.I. Lenin, of the Russian Revolution. Architect of the Red Army. Soviet Commissar of Foreign Affairs 1917-1918 and Commissar of Military and Naval Affairs 1918-1924. In 1929:, expelled from the Communist Party by the Stalinist faction of the Party and then deported from the USSR. In 1938 he helped found the Fourth International, the World Party of Socialist Revolution. In 1940, murdered by a Stalinist assassin at his home in exile, in Mexico. Also see Trotsky Writings by Date and Trotsky Encyclopedia. Significant works include:
Revolution Betrayed - Written in 1936. First published in 1937. Translated by Max Eastman.The process of economic and cultural development in the Soviet Union has already passed through several stages, but has by no means arrived at an inner equilibrium. If you remember that the task of socialism is to create a classless society based upon solidarity and the harmonious satisfaction of all needs, there is not yet, in this fundamental sense, a hint of socialism in the Soviet Union. To be sure, the contradictions of soviet society are deeply different from the contradictions of capitalism. But they are nevertheless very tense. They find their expression in material and cultural inequalities, governmental repressions, political groupings, and the struggle of factions. Police repression hushes up and distorts a political struggle, but does not eliminate it. The thoughts which are forbidden exercise an influence on the governmental policy at every step, fertilizing or blocking it. In these circumstances, an analysis of the development of the Soviet Union cannot for a minute neglect to consider those ideas and slogans under which a stifled but passionate political struggle is being waged throughout the country. History here merges directly with living politics."
Trotsky - Provides an overall view of the ideas and struggles of Leon Trotsky. Trotsky played a leading role, together with Lenin, during the 1917 Russian Revolution.
TrotskyanaNet - Provides a considerable amount of material, chiefly bio-bibliographical informations, research tools, essays and miscellanies, related to Leon Trotsky (Nov. 7, 1879 - Aug. 21, 1940), Trotskyism and Trotskyists.
libcom - Libertarian community and organising resource for Britain. Resources for libertarian communists of all kinds, from the UK. Includes forums, a large library of radical texts, and more. Seelibcom.org Library, home to many communist books, pamphlets and publications.
Liberator, The (1918-1924) - The Liberator, arguably the greatest radical magazine ever produced in America, began in the spring of 1918 as a successor to the New York left wing political, artistic, and literary magazine The Masses, which had been effectively terminated by postal censorship and Justice Department prosecution during World War I. Masses editor Max Eastman and his sister Crystal, a fine journalist and leading feminist of the day, determined to carry forward The Masses project in new clothes. The pair hoped to escape the political controversy which had handicapped and sunk its predecessor by launching a revised, smaller-format magazine with a new name.
Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal - A journal for the post Cold War left; a journal that rejects the Stalinist distortion of the socialist project; a journal that takes into account ecological questions; a journal that is taking steps to bring together the forces for socialism in the world today; a journal that aspires to unite Marxists from different political traditions because it discusses openly and constructively.
List of Lists - Portal to online Marxist discussion: Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao, communism, socialism, bolshevism, worker, proletariat.
Louis Adamic - One of the best-known ethnic American authors of the twentieth century was born in 1898 in Slovenia. He immigrated to the United States in 1913, and worked at various jobs throughout the 1920s. By the end of that decade, his writings were getting more exposure; by 1930 he had placed eight pieces in Mencken's American Mercury.Adamic also began to publish books, such as Dynamite (1930), on labor violence in America; and Laughing in the Jungle (1932), an autobiography. His The Native's Return (1934), about a trip he made back to Yugoslavia, won him wide acclaim. Adamic was active in publishing the periodical Common Ground which sought to integrate immigrant groups into American society without the chauvinism that traditionally accompanied this process. His publishing successes continued with My America (1938); From Many Lands (1940); Two-Way Passage (1942); What's Your Name? (1942); My Native Land (1943); and A Nation of Nations (1945). Adamic's politics, firmly on the left, were controversial. His membership during the 1930s and 1940s in a multitude of Popular Front organizations with known Communist membership and sympathies brought him under the surveillance of the FBI and other intelligence agencies.
Louis B. Boudin - Wikipedia backgrounder: "Russian-born American Marxist theoretician, writer, politician, and lawyer."
Mandel, Ernest Internet Archive - Ernest Mandel's international political and scientific activities as of the late nineteen sixties had made him one of the best-known representatives of an open unorthodox Marxism and the foremost spokesman for Trotskyism in the world, the most outstanding defender of Trotsky's views - indeed, he was practically considered to be "the Trotskyist". Also see the Marxists' Internet Archive: Ernest Mandel.
Manifesto of the Communist Party - After the London Congress of the Communist League, Marx and Engels worked to write the organization's manifesto. It was completed in December 1847. In January 1848, it was approved by the Central Authority of the Communist League. In February 1848, it was first printed (in German) at League member J. E. Burghard's London printshop (46 Liverpool Street).
Marx and Philosophy Society - Encourage scholarly engagement with, and creative development of, the philosophical and foundational aspects of Marx's work. The society welcomes contributions from any philosophical or political position.
Marx, Myth & Legends - The aim of this project is to challenge some of the myths surroung the work of Karl Marx in order to clear the way for a fresh reading of Marx, less prone to distortions, misunderstandings, and falsehoods that have surrounded him.
Marxism and Anarchism - This archive contains links to all the main writers and organisers of the anarchist movement, from its founders in the 19th century, such as Proudhon and Bakunin, up to the Spanish Civil War, plus articles by Marx, Trotsky &c. on anarchism.
Marxism and Ethics - A collection of articles by Marxists on the ethical problems of Marxism.
Marxism and Natural Science - Includes a variety of writers including Marx, Engels, Lenin, Haldane, Bernal, as well as a subject section on Lysenkoism.
Marxism Mailing List (Marxmail.org) - A worldwide moderated forum for activists and scholars in the Marxist tradition who favor a non-sectarian and non-dogmatic approach. Globally representative, with subscribers from over 15 countries.
Marxists Internet Archive (M.I.A. @ Marxists.org) - Works by Marxist writers, Marxist history, encyclopedia of Marxism. Provides the most complete database of Marxism available, filling the void left by the demise of Progress Publishers of the former USSR:
Marxist Internet Archive (marxists.anu.edu.au) - A volunteer based non-profit organisation, with the purpose of educating people around the world about Marxism through its large digital library about Marxism and all things related to it.
Marxist-Leninist, The - A revolutionary communist website based in the U.S. The purpose of this site is to aid in the study of Marxism through the concrete analysis of past and present national liberation and class struggles, for the creative and practical application of Marxism-Leninism to the people's struggles in the U.S.
Masses, The -
A graphically innovative magazine of socialist politics published monthly in the United States from 1911 until 1917, when federal prosecutors brought charges against its editors for conspiring to obstruct conscription. It was succeeded by The Liberator and then later The New Masses. It published reportage, fiction, poetry and art by the leading radicals of the time such as Max Eastman, John Reed, Dorothy Day, and Floyd Dell. Background provided here.
May Day - A central resource for documents focusing on the labor history origins of May Day as a workers' holiday. It includes material from the eight-hour movement, the Haymarket Tragedy, international May Day, as well as recollections, music, literature and images.
May Day Rooms - A safe house for vulnerable archives and historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture, and marginalised figures and groups. A site for gathering, holding, and animating documents and idioms of dissent which continue to offer a critically productive and emancipatory relation to the turbulent present. It is geographically located in Central London, but linked in collaboration, inspiration and practice with an international gathering of common and concurrent initiatives.
Mediations - Journal of the Marxist Literary Group.
Mehring Books - A specialty publisher dedicated to producing high-quality editions of socialist books and pamphlets in the English language. Distributes titles in the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain.
Michael Harold 'Mike' Nash - An American labor historian, librarian, and archivist. Nash was the Director of the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives at New York University throughout the early years of the 21st Century until the time of his death. Nash is best remembered for the key role he played in first obtaining and then integrating the archives of the Communist Party USA into Tamiment Library's holdings, in addition to other acquisition projects.
Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency (Wikipedia) - An ongoing conflict between Maoist groups, known as Naxalites or Naxals, and the Indian government. The word Naxal, Naxalite or Naksalvadi is a generic term used to refer to various militant Communist groups operating in different parts of India under different organizational envelopes. In the eastern states of the mainland India (Jharkhand, West Bengal and Orissa), they are usually known as, or refer to themselves as Maoists while in southern states like Andhra Pradesh they are known under other titles. Also see:
New Left Perspective - A seminar series trying to pave a way out of a deadlock where the only future imagined beyond global capitalism is 'a return' to a 'glorious' past, be that of state socialism or pre-socialist rightist authoritarianism. Addressing the post-socialist evacuation of alternatives to neoliberal capitalism in contemporary public debates and spaces.
New Majority, The - Published by the Chicago Federation of Labor as the organ of the Federated Farmer-Labor Party in the United States. The target of a takeover by the new Workers (Communist) Party it was basically destroyed by this internecine battle between the unionists of the CFL and the WP. Published between 1919 and 1924 it remained an important publication documenting the non-Communist left in the American workers movement.
New Politics - An independent socialist forum for dialogue and debate on the left.
News & Letters - Marxist humanist newspaper created so that voices of revolt from below could be heard unseparated from the articulation of a philosophy of liberation. News and Letters Committees, publisher of News & Letters, is an organization of Marxist-Humanists who stand for the abolition of capitalism, whether in its private property or state property form.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library for Social Research - The scope of Karl Niebyl library reflects his wide interests: including world history, economics, philosophy, Marxist-Leninism, labor history, art and aesthetics. The Proctor legacy dovetails nicely with that of Niebyl. The two collections overlap in areas such as economics and philosophy, but Proctor also left a unique collection of archival material relating to the history of radical politics, labor and trade unions movements, and struggles for racial, national and sexual equality.
NorcalSocialism.org - Homepage of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ISO has branches across the country whose members are involved in helping to build a number of struggles: the movement to stop war and occupation, fights against racism and anti-immigrant scapegoating, the struggle for women's rights like the right.
Norman Bethune - A Canadian physician and medical innovator. Bethune is best known for his service in war time medical units during the Spanish Civil War and with the Communist Eighth Route Army (Ba Lu Jun) during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He developed the first mobile blood-transfusion service in Spain in 1936. A Communist, he wrote that wars were motivated by profits, not principles. Also: read In Memory of Norman Bethune by Mao Zedong and watch the National Film Board of Canada documentary Bethune.
Notthemsmdotcom - A blog from Phil Greaves on Western Imperialism and foreign policy - particularly within the Arab World and North Africa - from an anti-revisionist, Marxist-Leninist perspective.
Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects - Gateway to a set of labor and civil rights history projects directed by Professor James N. Gregory at the University of Washington and supported by the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Center for the Study of Pacific Northwest. These eleven projects bring together nearly one hundred video oral history interviews and several thousand photographs, documents, and digitized newspaper articles. Included are films, slide shows, and lesson plans for teachers. The projects also feature dozens of historical essays about important issues, events, and people, many written by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Washington.
Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) - A Greek centre-left political party. In 1981 PASOK formed the first socialist government in Greece's history, and subsequently ruled the country for most of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. PASOK has served as the main opposition party since the general election of 2004. It is a member of the Party of European Socialists and the Socialist International. In the European Parliament it has 8 out of 24 Greek MEPs. On 31 January 2006, the party's president, George Papandreou, was elected President of the Socialist International, the worldwide organisation of social democratic, socialist and labour parties.
Papers of Lament Harris (University of Iowa) - Lement Harris was born in 1904 to Gertrude Upham and John Francis Harris. John Harris was the co-founder of Texaco and the Wall Street brokerage firm of Harris, Winthrop, and Co. Lement was educated in exclusive eastern prep schools and graduated from Harvard in 1926. Not having decided upon a career, he went to work on a farm in Pennsylvania where he was to remain for three years. While working as a farm laborer he read and was influenced by the works of Gandhi and Tolstoi. He was also exposed to a fellow worker who had been a member of a trade union delegation to the Soviet Union. Harris decided that he too must go there to see how the "new society" was working. He was introduced to Harold Ware, a communist and IWW organizer, who was running a farm in the North Caucasus area. Ware promised him employment when he came to the Soviet Union. His time in Russia was life-altering and he returned to the United States convinced that the Soviet system was in all ways superior to the West. Back home, he and Ware conducted a nine month survey of life in rural America. They published their results in The American Farmer. It was after this tour that Harris officially joined the Communist Party, of which he was a member until his death in September of 2002.
Permanent Revolution - Polemics, essays, archives mostly directed against the Socialist Equality Party.
Philosophy and Marxism - This archive contains a collection of over 120 thinkers, from 1600-2000, in an historical overview of philosophy. Also included is the Hegel archive, the philosophical precursor of Marxist theory.
Platypus Affiliated Society - Organizes reading groups, public fora, research and journalism focused on problems and tasks inherited from the Old (1920s-30s), New (1960s-70s) and post-political (1980s-90s) Left for the possibilities of emancipatory politics today.
PolyluxMarx - Provides material for use while reading Marx's Capital.
Prol-Position - A newsletter with reports and analysis from around the world about work, exploitation and the fight against them.
Prole.info - "proletarian -- n. 1: a member of the working class. 2: someone who has no means of production and is therefore forced to look for wage work. 3: someone who struggles to survive and whose struggles have the potential to overthrow the capitalist system." Articles, pamphlets, and links of interest.
Prometheus Research Library - A working research facility for a wide range of Marxist studies and also the central reference archive of the Spartacist League of the U.S., section of the International Communist League (Fourth Internationalist). Library holdings include substantial materials on the organizations inspired and led by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky, as well as works on related topics, sometimes remote. The Library's collection, which does not circulate, grew out of the forty-year accumulated and organized holdings of James Robertson, both correspondence and printed materials. The collection now includes over 6,000 books and periodical volumes, 100 reels of microfilmed documents and periodicals, and 175 linear feet of archival documents and bulletins. Particular emphasis is on minutes of leading committees and internal discussion material. Approximately three-quarters of the holdings are in English. There are significant materials in Russian: over 300 titles covering much of the record of the Bolshevik Party in the form of stenographic records of Congresses and Conferences, early Cheka reports, memoirs, and publications and exile correspondence of the Left Opposition. Holdings in German, French, Spanish, Polish, and other languages are also significant. Books and pamphlets are catalogued in a card file with 120 subject headings; periodicals are indexed separately. An extensively cross-referenced, computerized version of the card file and document holdings facilitates research.
Also see related Internet Archive: Prometheus Research Library materials.
Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin - One of the world's foremost anarcho-communists. Kropotkin advocated a communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations between workers. See collected works in Anarchy Archives.
Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey - David Harvey has been teaching Karl Marx's Capital, Volume I for nearly 40 years, and his lectures are now available online for the first time. This open course consists of 13 two-hour video lectures of Professor Harvey's close chapter by chapter reading of Capital, Volume I. The text for this course is Capital, Volume 1: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx. The page numbers Professor Harvey refers to are valid for both the Penguin Classics and Vintage Books editions of Capital.
Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada's Left History - Ian McKay sets out to revamp the history of Canadian socialism. Drawing on models of left politics in Marx and Gramsci, he outlines a fresh agenda for exploration of the Canadian left. In rejecting the usual paths of sectarian or sentimental histories, McKay draws on contemporary cultural theory to argue for an inventive strategy of "reconnaissance." This important, groundbreaking work combines the highest standards of scholarship, significant new archival research carried out in Canada and Russia, and a broad knowledge of current debates in the field. Rebels, Reds, Radicals is the introduction to McKay's definitive three-volume work on the history of Canadian socialism.
Red Critique, The - Marxist theory and critique of the contemporary. Publishes theoretical essays engaging issues from labor to sexuality; from (cyber)colonialism to emerging forms of fascism; from health care and the welfare-state to "globalization "; as well as short essays providing Marxist analysis of the "daily ": interpretation of major events, films, exhibitions of paintings and photography, trends in popular culture, music and fashion, and discussion of television and emerging forms of communication and identities on the web.
Revolutionary Socialists, The - The multilingual blog of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists. Translations of Arabic material (statements, articles, reports), will be periodically posted, in English, French and German.
Revolutionary Socialists, The - The multilingual blog of the Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists. Translations of Arabic material (statements, articles, reports), will be periodically posted, in English, French and German.
Richard D. Wolff - An American economist, well-known for his work on Marxian economics, economic methodology and class analysis. He frequently collaborates with fellow economist Stephen Resnick. In 1989, Wolff joined efforts with a group of colleagues, ex- and then current students to launch Rethinking Marxism, an academic journal that aims to create a platform for rethinking and developing Marxian concepts and theories within economics as well as other fields of social inquiry. He continues to serve as a member of both the editorial and the advisory boards of the journal. Reach Wolff at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Podcasts, audio, video, online classes and more on his official web page. Also see:
Advanced & Applied Marxian Economics Intensive Course - An intensive seminar in Marxian economics designed for those who already have a basic knowledge, drawn from Marx's Capital, of most of the following topics: the labor theory of value, the theory of surplus value, and theories of profit, capital accumulation, circuits of capital, relations among industrial, financial and merchant capitals, and differences among feudal, capitalist and other different class structures. The two chief purposes of the seminar are (1) to discuss Marxian economic theory as a whole (including some criticisms of it), and (2) to apply it to urgent current economic and political issues.
Capitalism Hits the Fan: Documentary - Breaks down the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself.
Rosa Luxumburg Foundation - Working to organise political education and disseminate knowledge about social relations in a globalized, unjust and hostile world. A forum in Germany and internationally that supports dialogue between left-socialistic powers, socialistic movements and organisations, left-minded intellectuals and non-governmental organisations.
Rustbelt Radical, The - A personal blog: revolutionary, socialist and internationalist. It comes straight from the ravaged middle of the post-industrial American Midwest and yearns for the refounding of the Marxist project. Topics might include politics, economy, work, history, culture, war, a bit of theory, travel, drugs, music and frequent tubthumping for the free association of producers.
Seattle Socialist: The Workingman's Paper - For ten years, this weekly newspaper was the strongest voice for socialism in the Pacific Northwest. Edited by Hermon Titus, The Socialist was acerbic, witty, and often sectarian. The newspaper came out weekly for most of its existence, (supplemented by occasional daily editions) and contained a mixture of articles explaining the nature of socialism, anti-capitalism rhetoric, platforms for local election races, news of socialism victories in the US and Europe, guest articles by well known socialists, such as Eugene Debs and Upton Sinclair, as well as essays on socialist virtues.
Socialism and Democracy Online - Appears three times per year, in March, July, and November. Produced by the Research Group on Socialism and Democracy (RGSD).
Socialist Alternative - A national organization fighting in our workplaces, communities, and campuses against the exploitation and injustices people face every day. Community activists fighting against budget cuts in public services; union activists fighting for living wage jobs and militant, democratic unions; people of all colors speaking out against racism and attacks on immigrants, students organizing against tuition hikes and war, women and men fighting sexism and homophobia.
Socialist Alliance - Opposition to the profit-driven economic rationalist agenda of social austerity, privatisation and deregulation. Advocates empowering communities and redistributing the wealth of society to create jobs, expand public services, and improve welfare and services.
Socialist Alternative - A national organization fighting in workplaces, communities, and campuses against exploitation and injustice: union activists fighting for workers' rights and militant, democratic labor unions, people of color speaking out against racism, students organizing against sweatshops and war, immigrants demanding papers for all undocumented workers, women and men fighting sexism and homophobia.
Socialist Equality Party (Australia Section) - The Australian section of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), the world party of socialist revolution. The Fourth International was established by Leon Trotsky, the co-leader with Lenin of the Russian revolution, in 1938 to continue the fight for internationalism against the nationalist program advanced by Stalin and his bureaucratic apparatus in the Soviet Union. The ICFI publishes the World Socialist Web Site.
Socialist Labor Party of America - SLP's goal is a classless society based on collective ownership and control of the industries and social services to be administered in the interests of all society through a Socialist Industrial Union government composed of democratically elected representatives from all industries and services with production carried on for use instead of profit.
Socialist Party USA - Strives to establish a radical democracy that places people's lives under their own control -- a non-racist, classless, feminist, socialist society in which people cooperate at work, at home, and in the community.
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. It is currently edited by Leo Panitch, Greg Albo and Vivek Chibber, assisted by an editorial collective of eminent scholars in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Each volume is focused on a topical theme and characterized by the inclusion of relatively long, sustained analyses which cut across intellectual disciplines and geographical boundaries. "The intellectual lodestone for the international Left since 1964." - Mike Davis
Socialist Resistance - A group of Marxists convinced that capitalism is a system that offers most of humanity a future of war, environmental catastrophe and poverty. Run a website, publishes books, and organises monthly local meetings and larger national events. In July 2009, Socialist Resistance became the British section of the Fourth International, the worldwide socialist organisation.
Socialist Studies - A peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary and open-access journal with a focus on describing and analysing social, economic and/or political injustice, and practices of struggle, transformation, and liberation. Published by the Society for Socialist Studies.
Socialist Voice - A newsletter and content service that provides news and analysis of today's struggles of the workers and oppressed, from the standpoint of revolutionary Marxism. It is based in Canada but is international in scope.
Society for Socialist Studies - An association of progressive academics, students, activists and members of the general public. Since its creation in 1966, the Society has been dedicated to providing a forum for those who promote a socialist perspective as a foundation on which to build solutions to political, economic, workplace, social, gender, ethnic, environmental and other forms of exploitation, oppression and injustice. Also see The Journal of the Society for Socialist Studies archives.
Solidarnosc: Acid Test for Trotskyists - In the decisive confrontation of December 1981 between the Polish Stalinist regime and Solidarnosc, the international Spartacist tendency (iSt) was virtually alone among ostensible Trotskyist organizations in siding with Jaruzelski and the Polish government. The rest - from the United Secretariat of Ernest Mandel to the International Committee of Gerry Healy, to the Socialist Workers Party headed by Jack Barnes - lined up, with varying degrees of enthusiasm, behind Lech Walesa and Solidarnosc.
Solidarity - Socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization. Solidarity was founded in 1986 by revolutionary socialists who stand for "socialism from below," the self-organization of the working class and oppressed peoples
State of Nature - A quarterly online journal of the Left. Its focus is on world politics, global economics, history, philosophy, social theory and the arts. It stands opposed to the capitalist economic order and the imperialist ambitions of the world's great powers. It remains committed to the development of protest movements and the construction of a radical alternative to the status quo. Edited by Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes, the authors of Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism.
Struggles Site - Social Struggles in Ireland for women rights, the environment, re globalisation, and against racism.
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wager Labor Archives (New York University) - Forms a unique, internationally-known center for scholarly research on Labor and the Left. The primary focus is the complex relationship between trade unionism and progressive politics and how this evolved over time. Archival, print, photograph, film, and oral history collections describe the history of the labor movement and how it related to the broader struggle for economic, social, and political change. Tamiment has one of the finest research collections in the country documenting the history of radical politics: socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the cultural left, the New Left, and the struggle for civil rights and civil liberties. It is the repository for the Archives of Irish America, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, and a growing Asian American labor collection.
Tony Cliff (marxists.org) - In the late 1940s he developed the theory that Russia wasn't a workers' state but a form of bureaucratic state capitalism, a theory which has characterised the tendency with which he was associated for the remaining five decades of his life. Although he broke from "orthodox Trotskyism" after being bureaucratically excluded from the Fourth International in 1950, he always considered himself to be a Trotskyist although he was also open to other influences within the Marxist tradition. Bio and writings.
Tony Cliff (Wikipedia) - In the late 1930s and early 1940s he used several pseudonyms in three languages due to the illegal status of the Revolutionary Communist League in which he worked. Due to his lack of established residency rights in Britain in the early 1950s and during his brief exile in Ireland the name Roger or Roger Tennant would be used. Much later in the 1960s Cliff would revive many of his earlier pseudonyms in the pages of International Socialism in which journal reviews are to be found by Roger, Roger Tennant, Sakhry, Lee Rock and Tony Cliff, but none by Yigael or Yg'al Gluckstein. In 1950 he helped launch the Socialist Review Group which was based around a journal of the same name. This was to be the main publication for which he wrote during the 1950s, until it was superseded by International Socialism in 1960, eventually ceasing publication altogether in 1962. The group was renamed the International Socialists at the same time and was to grow from less than 100 members in 1960 until it claimed in the region of 3,000 in 1977, at which point it was renamed the Socialist Workers Party. Cliff's biography is, as he himself remarked, inseparable from that of the groups he was a member of.
Troploin - Website (in French and English) with the writings of Gilles Dauve and Karl Nesic. Also includes some texts from the French communist magazine La Banquise.
Two Souls of Socialism, The - Essay by Hal Draper, an historical interpretation of the meaning of socialism and of how socialism came to mean what it does today.
United Front - A form of struggle that may be pursued by revolutionaries. The basic theory of the united front tactic was first developed by the Comintern, an international communist organisation created by revolutionaries in the wake of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution.
Victor Serge Internet Archive - Victor Lvovich Khibalchich (better known as Victor Serge) was born in Brussels, the son of Russian Narodnik exiles. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Russian Communist Party on arriving in Petrograd in February 1919 and worked for the newly founded Communist International as a journalist, editor and translator. As a Comintern representative in Germany he helped prepare the aborted insurrection in the autumn of 1923. In 1923 he also joined the Left Opposition. He was expelled from the party in 1928 and briefly imprisoned. At this time he turned to writing fiction, which was published mainly in France. In 1933 he was arrested and exiled. After an international campaign he was eventually deported from Russia in April 1936 on the eve of the Moscow Show Trials. Upon arrival in the West he renewed contact with Trotsky but political differences developed and a bitter controversy developed between the two remaining veterans of the pre-Stalinist Russian Communist Party. Escaping from Paris in 1940 just ahead of the invading Nazi troops he found refuge in Mexico. During his last years Serge lived in isolation and died penniless shortly after the 30th anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution in November 1947.
WeAreMany - Provides a sampling of the best radical audio and video sources. A project of the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, publisher of Haymarket Books, and the International Socialist Review.
What Everyone Should Know About Repression (by Victor Serge, 1926) - "With the victory of the Revolution in Russia, there fell into the hands of the revolutionaries the whole mechanism of The mast modem, mast powerful, most battle-hardened political police, which bad taken shape in over fifty years of bitter struggles against the leaderships of a great people. An acquaintance with the methods and proceedings of this police force is of immediate practical interest for every revolutionary; for the defence of capitalism everywhere uses the same tools; and moreover all police forces work together and are similar to each other."
William Morris Internet Archive - William Morris, born in Walthamstow, Great Britain 1834, died in Hammersmith, Great Britain 1896; socialist, poet, artist and architect; founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in 1877; member of the Democratic Federation in 1883; cofounder and leader of the Socialist League in 1884, financed its organ Commonweal; author of many socialist tracts and pamphlets; withdrew from the Socialist League when the anarchists took over in 1890; founded his own publishing company, the Kelmscott Press in 1893; active in organizing guilds of designers and decorative craftsmen. Manuscript collection and further reading.
William Morris Gallery - The Gallery's internationally important collections illustrate William Morris's life, work and influence. There are permanent displays of printed, woven and embroidered fabrics, rugs, carpets, wallpapers, furniture, stained glass and painted tiles designed by Morris himself and by Edward Burne-Jones, Philip Webb, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and others who together founded the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Company in 1861.
William Morris Society - This site is devoted to William Morris (1834-96), the British craftsman, designer, writer, typographer, and Socialist. It aims to present news of Morris-related events and publications; information about the worldwide William Morris Society; materials relating to the life and work of Morris, his friends and followers; and links to other places of interest on the Internet.
William Z. Foster - William Zebulon Foster (February 25, 1881 - September 1, 1961), born in Taunton, Massachusetts, was the long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party USA and trade union leader. He passed through the Socialist Party of America and the Industrial Workers of the World, as well as leading the drive to organize the packinghouse industry during World War I and leading the steel strike of 1919 before joining the Communist Party in 1921. While he continued to focus on the Party's work within organized labor, he largely subordinated his own political views to the policies declared by the Comintern throughout his years in and out of leadership of the Party. Also see:
Workers Action - Socialist organization whose aim, above all, is to encourage working people to unite and put up a fight in order to defend and improve their standard of living and to create a far more just, rational, and economically viable economy to replace capitalism.
Workers World - Newspaper of Workers World Party, a socialist party that fights on all issues that face the working class and oppressed peoples.
World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) - The WFTU is involved in the co-ordination of militant trade unions, no matter what their differences are, in order to repulse capital's attack against social security, full and stable work, privatizations, environmental pollution, quality of life.
Youth for International Socialism (YFIS) - A group of workers and youth that fight for the end of capitalism, and for democratic socialism, as explained by the ideas of genuine Marxism. Marxists in the tradition of Marx and Engels, and as continued by Lenin and Trotsky.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.