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  1. The Acquisitors
    The Canadian Establishment Volume 2

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
  2. Against School
    How public education cripples our kids, and why

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    An essay by a retired teacher on the infantilization of children by the public school system. This intellectual history of US public school curiculum reveals that it was conceived as a democratic means to a reflexively obedient work force.
  3. The American Class System
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
  4. An Analysis of 12F
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    A discussion of the events, factors, and actors involved in the protests, deaths, injuries, and arrests in Caracas on Venezuela's annual 'Youth Day'.
  5. Anatomy of Big Business
    Resource Type: Book
  6. Autonomous Struggles and the Capitalist Crisis
    A Workers' Autonomy Pamphlet

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
    A Canadian pamphlet with English translations of three articles originating with the Italian autonomist Marxist organization Lotta Continua.
  7. Behind Closed Doors
    How The Rich Won Control of Canada's Tax System... And Ended Up Richer

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A stinging indictment of Canada's tax system and the people who shape it.
  8. Beyond a Boundary
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    Part memoir of a boyhood in a black colony (by one of the founders of African nationalism), part passionate celebration of the game of cricket, this book raises serious questions about race, class, politics, and the realities of colonial oppression.
  9. Bowling Alone
    The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the contradictory, to give a complete look at trends of community involvement and how increased social capital can benefit everybody.
  10. Bridging the Class Divide and Other Lessons for Grassroots Organizing
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A guide to grassroots organizing with a focus on bridging the gap between middle class organizers and affected members of lower class communities.
  11. The Canadian Corporate Elite
    An Analysis of Economic Power

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    An exhaustive study of the concentration and perpetuation of economic power in Canada.
  12. 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.
  13. Das Capital, Volume 2
    The Process of Circulation of Capital

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1956
  14. "Chavs", class and representation
    A review of Owen Jones, Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Chavs traces the rise of an offensive caricature of the working class: a racist hooligan, an alcoholic thug; women unable to control their vaginas, men unable to control their fists; brainless, feckless scroungers-working class people, as represented by the term chav, are nothing more than parasitic growths on society. Jones demonstrates how the figure of the chav is used to deflect blame away from the structures that create inequality onto individuals.
  15. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  16. The City in History
    Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
  17. Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist principles for a share of white power. Also examines the interactions between the two wings of the resistance against white domination.
  18. Class Bias in Toronto Schools
    Downtown Kids Aren't Dumb: They Need A Better Program

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1971
    A brief by the Park School community council addressing the streaming of poor and working class children into the bottom levels of the school system. These children, the brief says, have badly developed basic skills, particularly in reading and writing. Published in This Magazine is about Schools, Volume 5, Number 4, Fall/Winter 1971.
  19. Class Composition and the Theory of the Party at the Origin of the Workers-Councils Movement
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1972
    Re-examines a crucial segment of labour history, the German workers' council experience, which bridges the classical socialist phase of the Second and Third Internationals, and the post-Keynesian period.
  20. Class exists
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
  21. Class, Gender, and Region
    Essays in Canadian Historical Sociology

    Resource Type: Book
    This is reprinted from The Canadian Journal of Sociology. It is a collection of new work by historians and sociologists from across Canada.
  22. Class Notes
    Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Reed argues against the solipsistic approaches of cultural or identity politics, and in favour of class-based political interpretation and action. Class Notes moves on to tackle race relations, ethnic studies, family values, welfare reform, the so-called underclass, and black public intellectuals.
  23. Class Warfare
    Interviews with David Barsamian

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
  24. Classes in Modern Society
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Bottomore provides an introduction to the concept of class and examines its place in Marxist theory and in critical revisions and rejections of that theory.
  25. 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.
  26. Connexions
    Volume 8, Number 2 - Summer 1983 - Toward a New Economy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  27. Connexions Digest
    Issue 52 - August 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  28. Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
  29. Consumption: Domestic Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    This article deals with the social organization of production under modern American capitalism. The author considers the impact of technological development on labour and its potential for liberation from work under capitalism.
  30. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    The searing account Chris Hedges' and Joe Sacco's travels to sacrifice zones, those areas in the United States where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit, places that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit and progress.
  31. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  32. Discussion Paper: Searching for Fairness
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1993
    An overview of some of the issues being addressed by the Fair Tax Commission. Looks at some of the implications of the fairness issues that have been raised, and at the issues that arise in translating principles of fairness into policy. Included are sections on property taxes, personal income tax, sales tax, benefits taxes, wealth taxes, corporate income taxes, payroll taxes, resource taxation.
  33. The Ecology of Freedom
    The Emergence and Dissolution of Hierarchy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    Bookchin's synthesis of ecology, anthropology and political theory traces conflicting legacies of hierarchy and freedom from the first emergence of human culture to today's globalized capitalism, constantly pointing the way to a sane, sustainable ecological future.
  34. The Emergence of the Canadian Working Class Movement
    1845-1875

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
  35. Encyclopedia of American Social History
    Resource Type: Book
  36. 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.
  37. The English Peasantry in the Later Middle Ages
    The Ford Lectures for 1973 and Related Studies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    Investigates the question of whether or not peasants might be considered their own social class.
  38. False Promises
    The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  39. Fear of Falling
    The Inner Life of the Middle Class

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Examines the insecurities of the middle class in an attempt to explain its turn to the right during the past two decades. Fear of Falling traces the myths about the middle class to their roots in the ambition and anxieties that torment it and that have led to its retreat from a responsible leadership role.
  40. Tim Hector
    A Caribbean Radical's Story

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    An account of the life of Antiguan activist Tim Hector.
  41. The Hidden Injuries of Class
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    Sennett and Cobb look at human relations between people of different classes and analyze everyday life and ordinary situations to identify class signals that make people feel inadequate.
  42. The History of Democracy
    A Marxist Interpretation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately from the social and economic contexts in which democratic states operate.
  43. Homeless
    The Motel Kids of Orange County

    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 2010
    Follows a group of children as their families struggle to live survive in one of the country's wealthiest areas.
  44. Interview with Ulli Diemer
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
  45. Is This Class Warfare?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Is there a conspiracy to keep wages from rising or is it just plain-old class warfare? Well, what do you know? Everywhere the global bank cartel has its tentacles, wages are either flatlining or drifting lower."Coincidence", you say? Not bloody likely, I say. There's either policy coordination between the various heads of state and their central banks or wealthy elites have secretly seized the levers of power and imposed their neoliberal dogma when no one was looking.
  46. Jai Bhim Comrade
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    India’s Dalit (oppressed) castes were abhorred as “untouchables”. The film, shot over 14 years follows the music of protest of Maharashtra's Dalits. In an age of increasing bigotry and superstition, it is both a record of recent history as well as eloquent testimony to a tradition that has survived amongst the subaltern for thousands of years.
  47. Karl Marx: Essential Writings
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A selection of Marx's writings ranging from his early works on philosophy, religion, alienation, and Hegelianism, through the materialist conception of history, the theoretical analysis of capitalism, and the politics of revolution. Bender provides informatative introductions setting the context for each set of materials.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. Keeping the Rabble in Line
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Interviews with Noam Chomsky covering issues such as free trade, health care, global warming, the nature of corporations, human rights, and democracy.
  51. 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.
  52. Main Currents of Marxism
    Volume 1: The Founders

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    Kolakowski gives his interpretation of the origins of Marxism, and analyses the development of Marx's thought and its divergence from other forms of socialism.
  53. Marxism, Feminism, the State
    Volume 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    Includes essays on the sexual division of labour, and socialist organizing in the 80s, referring to Engels, Ryerson, and MacPherson.
  54. Marxists Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  55. Media Think
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diverse perspectives on events and issues, the media portray an increasingly dogmatic and orthodox corporate picture of the world around us. The consistency with which they do this has its consequent, intended effect on public opinion and policy formation.
  56. 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.
  57. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  58. The No-Nonsense Guide to Class, Caste & Hierarchies
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2002
    Concentrates mainly on the history of social hierarchy in Western civilization, and particularly the struggles of the working class.
  59. Passionate Declarations
    Essays on War and Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Essays looking at American political ideology.
  60. People's Aesthetics
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    An essay on self-proclaimed "progressives" and their hypocritical defense of cultural hierarchies and consumption of popular or lower middle class culture for camp value. He opines that the distinction between craft and art is class based.
  61. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 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.
  62. The Post- Industrial Utopians
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  63. Postmodernism, the Academic Left, and the Crisis of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Over the past fifty years, postmodern theory — an umbrella term generally used to refer to such diverse theoretical movements and paradigms as post-structuralism, Lacanian psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and others — has generally dominated most fields in the humanities and some in the social sciences. But the economic meltdown in 2008 and the subsequent chronic crisis in capitalism have dealt a fatal theoretical blow to the varied and nearly ineffable assemblage of perspectives that are often grouped under the rubric of “postmodernism.” postmodernism was indeed tragedy. It was tragedy for the massive amounts of “cultural capital” that it wasted; it was tragedy for the defrauding of intellectual integrity that it represented; it was tragedy for the abandonment of reality that it recommended. Further, like the financial fiasco, it was criminal.
  64. The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    a collection of short commentaries by Noam Chomsky on global issues, drawn from interviews in the early 1990s. Topics include global economics, racism, NAFTA, and hot topics of the day.
  65. Radical America - Volume 6, No. 3 - May - June 1972
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1972
  66. Real Utopia
    Participatory Society for the twenty-first century

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Real Utopia identifies and obliterates the barriers to an egalitarian, bottom-up society, while convincingly outlining how to build it.
  67. Recast Dreams
    Class and Gender Consciousness in Steeltown

    Resource Type: Book
  68. 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.
  69. 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."
  70. Rules for Radicals
    A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Alinsky's Rules for Radicals provides perspectives, principles and lessons for realistic radical organizers.
  71. Selections from the Prison Notebooks
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Gramsci's Notebooks cover a wide range of subjects including history, culture, politics, and philosophy.
  72. Sex-Pol
    Essays 1929-1934

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    Wilhelm Reich's writings from his Marxist period, outlining his thoughts about sexual and political liberation.
  73. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  74. Six Questions About Your Class Location that EverydayFeminism.com Isn't Asking You to Think About
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Solidarity doesn’t exist, like a material object, the way tables and chairs do. Solidarity is the confidence we can sometimes have that others, sharing with us a common enemy and a core of overlapping aspirations, will have our back when we find ourselves under attack, or when we need their support to win a crucial struggle. We don't stumble upon solidarity when poring over statistics; we won't find it by comparing our pay stubs with that of the worker down the street. We forge it in common struggle
  75. Social and Sexual Revolution
    Essays on Marx and Reich

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1979
    A collection of essays by Bertell Ollman. Ollman tackles issues such as Karl Marx's concepts of class, class consciousness, and communism; he argues for the absorption of Wilhelm Reich's insights about the social function of sexual repression in maintaining capitalist relations; and he dicusses the various problems involved in trying to teach 'Marxism' in an academic context without destroying its central purpose as an instrument of class struggle.
  76. The Socialist Register 1983
    Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1983
  77. The Socialist Register 1990
    Volume 26: The Retreat of the Intellectuals

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
    Essays on the retreat away from socialism and Marxism by Left or formerly Left intellectuals.
  78. Three Big Lies of the Super-Rich
    Why Being in the Highest Class Doesn't Mean You're a High Class Person

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The conservative spin of the media is designed to protect the rich from challenge.
  79. Touching
    The Human Significance of the Skin

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    An analysis of the skin regarded as a sense organ rather than as a simple bodily covering.
  80. The Useful Altruists: How NGOs Serve Capitalism and Imperialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    NGOs are far from revolutionary organizations, but many of us would think that their work still seems more helpful than not. Political differences with them aside, it seems dogmatic to denounce free health care and anti-poverty programs. Short of more radical measures, NGOs seem to serve an important interim function. In fact, though, it can be argued that many NGOs are destructive, both in their current work and in their preclusion of an alternative future beyond the capitalist present. They undermine, divert, and replace autonomous organizing and erase working class struggle and organizing.
  81. The Uses of Literacy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1957
    In this partly autobiographical book Hoggart observes the loss of an authentic popular culture and denounces the imposition of mass culture by the culture industries.
  82. The Vertical Mosiac
    An Analysis of Social Class and Power in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
  83. The Wealthy Banker's Wife
    The Assault on Equality in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
  84. What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
  85. Whose side are you on? The mundane decline of labour history
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The following polemical intervention by Humphrey McQueen is published as a contribution to understanding the nature, and practice, of radical history.
  86. Women’s liberation: theory and practice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 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.
  87. Working Class Experience
    Rethinking the History of Canadian Labour, 1800-1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    From nineteenth-century tavern life to late twentieth-century cinema, from rough canallers and the first stirrings of craft unionism to contemporary public-sector strikes, this books provides a sweeping interpretive study of the history of the Canadian working class since 1800.

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