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  1. Against All Odds
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1985
    The shadow haunting the power structure is the danger that those who are controlled will realize they are powerless only so long as they think they are. Once people stop believing they are powerless the whole edifice is in danger of collapse.
  2. 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.
  3. Consensus decision-making
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Article about the group decision making process known as consensus decision-making.
  4. Diemer, Ulli
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Marx on Democratic Forms of Government
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1974
    Marx's socialism (communism) as a political programme may be most quickly defined, from the Marxist standpoint, as the complete democratization of society, not merely of political forms. For Marx, the fight for democratic forms of government - democratization in the state - was a leading edge of the socialist effort; not its be-all and end-all but an integral part of it all.
  12. 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.
  13. One Vote for Democracy
    Consensus vs. democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1986
    Makes the case that the democratic model is better than the consensus model for activist group decision-making.
  14. Participatory Democracy
    Prospects for Democratizing Democracy

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    Twenty or more arguments for participatory democracy written contributors including Goerge Woodcock, Murray Bookchin, Gerry Hunnius, Colin Ward, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, and Don Calhoun.
  15. Radical Digressions
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2010
    Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radcial left-libertarian perspective.
  16. 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.
  17. Rosa Luxemburg
    Abridged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
  18. 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.
  19. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  20. Rosa Luxemburg's Shock Doctrine
    The "Hideous Nakedness" of Imperial Wars

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    Luxemburg's discussion regarding capitalism and democracy speaks to the world we live in today. Imperial war, she wrote, shows capitalism in 'all its hideous nakedness.' This bloody nakedness is not only essential to capitalist development, but depends on it. Indeed, it is the most cataclysmic and radical of all capitalist shocks.
  21. Street Level Democracy
    Political Settings at the Margins of Global Power

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    A wide-ranging book that traces the conflicts between global power and local action. People in farming communities, town mosques, city markets, and fishing communities suffer the effects of wrenching change and grapple with the politics of everyday life.
  22. Telling the Truth
    Socialist Register 2006

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.
  23. 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 which 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.
  24. 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.



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