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  1. Adventures in Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
  2. Alienation
    Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 Marx's philosophy of internal relations, the much neglected logical foundation of his method, and provides a systematic account of Marx's conception of human nature.
  3. Anarchism and Marxism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Political movements focused on achieving human liberation through political action.
  4. Anarchism vs. Marxism: A few notes on an old theme
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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.
  5. Anti-capitalism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Describes a wide variety of movements, ideas, and attitudes which oppose capitalism.
  6. Bakunin vs. Marx
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
    The anarchist-Marxist split started with Bakunin, who systematically misrepresented Marx's positions.
  7. The Betrayal of Marx
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 perverse 'Marxism' (e.g. that of Stalin); a proper understanding of Marxist humanism, and its betrayal, in contrast, enables us to raise afresh the question of means and to reevaluate the relevant historical, economic, and political facts.
  8. Beyond the Fragments
    Feminism and the Making of Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    A call for various fractions of the left to unite and work for a socialism through grass-roots activism.
  9. Break Their Haughty Power
    Resource Type: Website
    Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
  10. Das Capital, Volume 1
    A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1890
    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, together with its legal, political, religious, artistic, philosophical and ideological manifestations.
  11. Das Capital, Volume 2
    The Process of Circulation of Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1956
  12. Das Capital, Volume 3
    The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
  13. Capitalism for Beginners
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    An amusing, soundly researched, and highly accessible illustrated book that tells you everything you want to know about capitalism.
  14. Common Sense for Hard Times
    The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 organized, and thereby enables us to re-examine our own situation and experience.
  15. Communist League
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    The first Marxist international organization. It was founded originally as the League of the Just by German workers in Paris in 1836.
  16. The Communist Manifesto
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1848
    Written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as the theoretical and practical platform of the Communist League, a workers' association.
  17. Connexions Library Chronological Index
    Resources by Year of Publication

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2012
    Documents in the Connexions Library catalogue in sorted by year and date of first publication.
  18. A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1859
  19. Critique of the Gotha Programme
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1875
    Karl Marx's criticisms of the programme adopted by congress to unite the two German socialist parties in 1875.
  20. Debs, Eugene V.
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: 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).
  21. Ecosocialist Groups & Websites
    Resource Type: Website
    A list of ecosocialist websites and groups.
  22. Einfuhrungen in "Das Kapital" von Karl Marx
    Resource Type: Book
  23. The Enemy of Nature
    The End of Capitalism or the End of the World?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    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 destruction of community -- are all playing a part in the destruction of our ecosystem.
  24. Facing Reality
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    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 looked ahead to the rise of new mass emancipatory movements by African Americans as well as anti-colonialist/anti-imperialist currents in Africa and Asia. Virtually alone among the radical texts of the time, Facing Reality also rejected modern society's mania for "conquering nature," and welcomed women's struggles "for new relations between the sexes."
  25. Fourth International
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    An international Trotskyist communist organisation which opposes both capitalism and Stalinism.
  26. Gesprache Mit Marx und Engels
    Resource Type: Book
  27. Gorz, André
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Marxist, social philosopher. (1923-2007).
  28. Historical-Critical Dictionary of Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    12 volumes
  29. Humanism and Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1965
    The resumption of the struggle for socialism would also be the rebirth of socialist humanism.
  30. Inaugural Address of the International Workingmen's Association
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1864
    Speech by Karl Marx to the founding meeting of the First International.
  31. The 'Inevitability of Socialism'
    The Meaning of a Much Abused Formula

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 Marxist analysis of the social forces at work, the truth of which, like all human truth, is tested and confirmed only in practice (in struggle). It is not the same as saying that the socialist revolution is inevitable.
  32. Insurgent Notes
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    A journal of communist theory and practice.
  33. International Revolutionary Marxist Centre
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Was an international association of left-socialist parties. The member-parties rejected both mainstream social democracy and the Third International.
  34. International Workingmen's Association (The First International)
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: 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.
  35. Introduction to the Critique of the Gotha Programme
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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, the most complete, lucid and forceful expression of the bases and consequences of his economic and social theory.
  36. The Junius Pamphlet
    The Crisis of Social Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 ability of, organized labour to stand against war now saw the major social democratic parties of Germany, France, and England rush to the defense of their fatherlands. Worker solidarity had proved an impotent myth. Rosa Luxemburg had for years warned against the stultifying effects of the overly bureaucratized German Social Democratic Party and the anti-revolutionary tendencies of the trade unions that played such a large role in the party's policy decisions. She spent much of the war in jail, where she wrote and then smuggled this pamphlet. Published under the name "Junius," the pamphlet became the guiding statement for the International Group, which became the Spartacus League.
  37. Karl Marx: His Life and Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A biography of Karl Marx.
  38. Karl Marx: Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    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.
  39. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume I: State and Bureaucracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    A wide-ranging and thorough exposition of Marx's views on democracy.
  40. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume II: The Politics of Social Classes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Draper ranges through the development of the thought of Marx and Engels on the role of classes in society.
  41. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume III: The Dictatorship of the Proletariat

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 term "dictatorship of the proletariat." Draper strips away the layers of misinterpretation and misinformation that have accumulated over the years to show what Marx and Engels themselves meant by the term.
  42. Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution
    Volume IV: Critique of Other Socialisms

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 critiques to illuminate what Marx's socialism was, as well as what it was not.
  43. Left Communist Groups & Websites
    Resource Type: Website
    A list of left communist websites and groups.
  44. Left-libertarianism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    A doctrine that has a strong commitment to personal liberty and egalitarianism.
  45. Left-wing internationals, list of
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: 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 number of multi-national communist, radical, socialist, or union organizations, typically composed of national sections.
  46. Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
  47. Letter to Bracke
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1875
    Karl Marx comments on the unity programme (Gotha programme) of the German Democratic Workers Party and the People's Party.
  48. Libertarian Socialism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    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 coercive forms of social organization, and promotes free association in place of the coercive social relations of capitalism
  49. Libertarian Socialist Groups & Websites in the Connexions Directory
    Resource Type: Website
    A list of libertarian socialist websites and groups.
  50. Rosa Luxemburg
    A letter about Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to Marxism

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 other -- Luxemburg was the leading exponent of a Marxism in the spirit of Marx.
  51. Main Currents of Marxism
    Volume 2: The Golden Age

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Kolakowski examines the theories of the leading Marxists, and the controversies between them, in the era of the Second International.
  52. Main Currents of Marxism
    Volume 3: The Breakdown

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 Second World War.
  53. Manifestos, Programs, Visions
    Selected Manifestos - Political Statements - Programs

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    A selection of left manifestos, programs, poltical statements and visions from the 1600s to today.
  54. Marx and Engels
    Basic Writings on Politics and Philosophy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1959
  55. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 24
    Marx and Engels 1874 - 1883

    Resource Type: Book
    Includes the Critique of the Gotha Programme, and Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.
  56. Marx-Engels Chronicle, The
    A Day-by-Day Chronology of Marx and Engels' Life and Activity. Vol. 1 of the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
  57. Marx-Engels Glossary, The
    Glossary to the Chronicle & Register, & Index to the Glossary. Vol. 2 of the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
  58. Marx-Engels Register, The
    A Complete Bibliography of Marx Engels' Individual Writings. Vol. 3 of the Marx-Engels Cyclopedia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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-language title, language of the original text, original-language title (if not English), date and circumstances of writing, date and circumstances of publication, reprints or republications of the original text, etc. The volume alsp provides "Sources and Translations" lists and some appendiices. An inclusive title index provides access to the Register by title alone.
  59. Marx for Beginners
    Resource Type: Book
  60. Marxism and Freedom
    From 1776 to Today

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    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.
  61. Marxism and Philosophy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
  62. Marxist Groups & Websites
    Resource Type: Website
    A list of Marxist websites and groups.
  63. The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 jumping suddenly into the social revolution by means of a theatrical coup, but as a means, firstly, of creating for the proletariat the conditions of the daily political struggle and especially of parliamentarism. The revolutionary struggle in Russia, in which mass strikes are the most important weapon, is, by the working people, and above all by the proletariat, conducted for those political rights and conditions whose necessity and importance in the struggle for the emancipation of the working-class Marx and Engels first pointed out, and in opposition to anarchism fought for with all their might in the International."
  64. Modern Politics
    Resource Type: Book
  65. Murdered by Capitalism
    A Memoir of 150 Years of Life & Death on the American Left

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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.
  66. The National Question
    Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    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 nationality question, but only a means of avoiding that question.
  67. On the First International
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  68. Our Program and the Political Situation
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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.
  69. Radical Digressions
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2010
    Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.
  70. Radical Political Theory
    Resources in the Connexions Library

    Resource Type: Website
    Books and articles on radical political thought in the Connexions Library.
  71. Radical Socialist Groups & Websites
    Resource Type: Website
    A list of radical socialist websites and groups.
  72. The Red Menace
    A libertarian socialist newsletter

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1980
    Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, and terrorism.
  73. Revolution in the Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
  74. A Revolutionary for our Times: Rosa Luxemburg
    Resource Type: Book
  75. Rosa Luxemburg
    A Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1986
    A biography of the Marxist revolutionary.
  76. Rosa Luxemburg
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A biography of Rosa Luxemburg written by a German revolutionary who worked with Luxemburg in the Spartacist organization.
  77. Rosa Luxemburg
    Abridged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
  78. Rosa Luxemburg
    Selected Political Writings

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A selection of Rosa Luxemburg's writings which highlight her outstanding contributions to the theory and practice of revolutionary socialism.
  79. Rosa Luxemburg: Prison Letters
    Resource Type: Book
  80. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  81. Rosa Luxemburg Speaks
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    A selection of speeches and writings by Rosa Luxemburg.
  82. Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation, and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    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 Author of Capital and Theorist of "Revolution in Permanence."
  83. Selected Writings in Sociology and Social Philosophy
    Resource Type: Book
  84. Situationist International
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: 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 setting up of environments favourable to the fulfillment of human desires outside and against the economy of markets and wage labour. The SI analyzed the modern world from the point of view of everyday life and attacked the capitalist degradation of life and the fake models advertised by the mass media and proposed a revolutionary alternative which integrated politics, art, critical thinking, desire, and play.
  85. Situationist International Anthology
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    A selection of Situationist writings.
  86. Social Anarchism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Social anarchism sees individual freedom as conceptually connected with social equality and emphasize community and mutual aid.
  87. Social Reform or Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1908
    Rosa Luxemburg's attack on reformism.
  88. Socialism in Theory and Practice
    Vol 1: Marxism and Socialist Theory

    Resource Type: Book
  89. Socialism in Theory and Practice
    Vol 2 : Socialism Today and Tommorow

    Resource Type: Book
  90. Socialism.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    A hub featuring links to selected resources about socialism, as well as other progressive sites of interest to socialists and activists.
  91. Socialisme ou Barbarie
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: 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 revolutionary party, and placing an emphasis on the importance of workers' councils, and saw the daily struggles of working people as creating the true content of socialism.
  92. Socialist anarchism
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Social anarchism sees "individual freedom as conceptually connected with social equality and emphasize community and mutual aid
  93. Socialist Project
    Resource Type: Website
    Articles from a socialist perspective, including The Bullet and Relay.
  94. The Socialist Register 1979
    A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
    A series of essays on the state of the global economy.
  95. The Soviet Union Versus Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 relationship between the two, Chomsky argues that if this is indeed true, it is the relationship of contradiction.
  96. Spontaneitat und Organisation
    Resource Type: Book
  97. State-Capitalism and Marx's Humanism or Philosophy and Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
  98. Statement of Principles of the Independent Socialist Club
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 can present a third choice for the world, a choice for a new world of freedom, peace and security.
  99. Strike!
    The True History of Mass Insurgence from 1877 to the Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A history-from-below that brings to light strikes as authentic revolutionary movements against the establishments of state, capital, and trade unionism.
  100. Three Essays on Marxism
    Leading Principles of Marxism; Introduction to Capital; Why I Am a Marxist

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    In these essays Korsch offers his thoughts on basic Marxist ideas.
  101. Towards a New Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A collection of papers presented at the Frist International Telos Conference, October 8 - 11, 1970, in Waterloo, Ontario.
  102. The Two Souls of Socialism
    Socialism from Above vs. Socialism from Below

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1970
    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 proposition: that there is a social majority which has the interest and motivation to change the system, and that the aim of socialism can be the education and mobilization of this mass-majority. This is the exploited class, the working class, from which comes the eventual motive-force of revolution. Hence, a socialism-from-below is possible, on the basis of a theory that sees the revolutionary potentialities in the broad masses, even if they seem backward at a given time and place. Marxism came into being in self-conscious struggle against the advocates of the Educational Dictatorship, the Savior-Dictators, the revolutionary elitists, the communist authoritarians, as well as the philanthropic dogooders and bourgeois liberals.
  103. The Unknown Dimension
    European Marxism Since Lenin

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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 Marxist tradition and to restore the centrality of Marxist revolutionary thought and practice.
  104. Unorthodox Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    An attempt to go beyond what the authors describe as "orthodox Marxism."
  105. Wages, Price and Profit
    Resource Type: Book
  106. What is Libertarian Socialism?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    Revolution is a collective process of self-liberation: people and societies are transformed through their struggles for freedom and for a better world.
  107. Yes, There is an Alternative!
    A review of Marx's Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, by Peter Hudis

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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 differs from Draper’s in that it deals with what comes after the revolution, rather than with how we get there. It also differs in method: While Draper was centrally concerned with Marx’s politics, Hudis, writing in what’s called the Marxist-Humanist tradition, sees engagement with Hegel’s dialectic as an essential part of creating a Marxism adequate to ever-changing times.



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