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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.

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Building Identify Through Struggle - Book Review
Against The Current vol. 158
Post, Charlie
Article
2012
Against The Current
Socialists seeking to win support among working people in the United States today face twin obstacles. A conservative, pro-business officialdom, tied to the capitalist Democratic Party and opposed to ...
Burying the White Working Class
Kilpatrick, Connor
Article
2016
Jacobin
Liberal condescension towards white workers is code for a broader anti-working class agenda. The white working class is a zombie that doesn't know it's dead. Or if it's not fully zombified yet, its me...
Climate Change as a Class Issue
Coles, Nick
Article
2013
Working-Class Perspectives
Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradati...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Connexions Library: Radical and Left History Focus Page
Website
2009
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Critique of Nonviolent Politics
From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan, Howard
Book
1984
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Dream Worlds Here and There
Book Review of "2312" by Kim Stanley Robinson
Short, Jesse
Article
2013
Against the Current
Short reviews Robinson's "2312," which concerns the state of a world three hundred years from now in which a twisted version of the dream "another world is possible" has come to pass, where nothing st...
The Greeks Get It
Hedges, Chris
Article
2010
truthdig
Here's to the Greeks. They know what to do when corporations pillage and loot their country. They know what to do when Goldman Sachs and international bankers collude with their power elite to falsify...
John Pilger on Class Vs "Identity"
Pilger, John
Film/Video
2016
goingundergroundRT Youtube Channel
Award-winning journalist & film-maker, John Pilger describes the corrosive impact of "identity" politics and the loss of "class" as a tool to understand the world we live in.
Marxism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about Marxism compiled by Connexions.
A Marxist History of the World part 102: What is neoliberalism?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The ‘free-market’ theory provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the greed and poverty endemic to the system, and the main beneficiaries are the global mega-corporations of neoliberal capitalis...
A Marxist History of the World part 14: The Greek Democratic Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at the radical participatory democracy which began in Athens between 510 and 506 BCE and spread to virtually every city-state in the Aegean.
A Marxist History of the World part 16: Roman Military Imperialism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
Rome represented a unique fusion of Greek-style citizenship with Macedonian-style militarism. The result was the most dynamic imperialist state in the ancient world.
A Marxist History of the World part 17: The Roman Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at the Roman Revolution - a complex, distorted, century-long process of class struggle.
A Marxist History of the World part 33: The class struggle in medieval Europe
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Despite dominating western Europe in the 11th century by the 14th century Feudalism was faced with a crisis that generated a wave of revolutionary struggle. Neil Faulkner looks at the causes and outco...
A Marxist History of the World part 41: 1640-1645: revolution and war in England
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The attempt to impose Absolutism by Charles I led to a revolutionary civil war in which the King would be executed - Neil Faulkner looks at the English Civil War.
A Marxist History of the World part 42: The Army, the Levellers, and the Commonwealth
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at how even the most radical bourgeois forces, if they are to preserve their property and status, must break the momentum of the movement that has brought them to power.
A Marxist History of the World Part 48: The French Revolution - The Jacobin Dictatorship
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the rise of the Jacobin dictatorship and the ever-present threat of counter-revolution in 18th Century France.
A Marxist History of the World part 49: The French Revolution - Themidor, Directory and Napoleon
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In his third chapter on the French Revolution, Neil Faulkner discusses the contradictions of bourgeois revolution - but celebrates the gains it won.
A Marxist History of the World part 51: The origins of the Labour Movement
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Capitalism's industrial revolution gave birth to its own gravediggers, argues Neil Faulkner as he examines the rise and fall of Chartism.
A Marxist History of the World part 52: The 1848 Revolutions
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
Even when progress is reversed, some hard-won gains are permanent. Neil Faulkner examines how the counter-revolution in 1848 failed to entirely turn the clock back.
A Marxist History of the World part 53: What is Marxism?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the complex history of Marxism - and how capitalism produced its own gravediggers.
A Marxist History of the World part 55: The Making of the Working Class
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The development of capitalism entails two complementary processes. The first, explored in MHW 54, is competitive capital accumulation. The second, explored here, is the making – and continual re-makin...
A Marxist History of the World part 6: The First Ruling Class
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
This week Neil Faulkner looks at the rise of the first ruling classes as the surplus created through the increasing productivity of human labour allowed a section of society to live without producing.
A Marxist History of the World part 64: What is Imperialism?
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Neil Faulkner looks at how the growth of giant monopolies and the fusing of industrial, bank, and state capital created global competition - and the roots of World War I.
A Marxist History of the World part 72: February to October the rhythms of revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The situation of 'dual power' that emerged after the overthrow of the Tsar in February 1917 was marked by a series of major political crises.
A Marxist History of the World part 76: Italy's 'Two Red Years'
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
Like Germany, Italy was on the brink of revolution in the summer of 1920, after the strains of imperialist war had levered open deep fractures in an unstable social order.
A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In 1927, the Chinese nationalists smashed the country's first working-class revolutionary movement – a defeat that would shape the whole subsequent history of China.Counterfire
A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
A Marxist History of the World part 85: June 1936: the French general strike and factory occupations
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the mid-1930s French workers launched a wave of strikes and occupations. Neil Faulkner explains how the Stalinised Communist Party worked to contain this resistance.
A Marxist History of the World part 86: The Spanish Civil War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In 1936, after General Franco had led an unsuccessful coup against a democratically elected government, revolution swept across Spain. Neil Faulkner explains why the workers were ultimately defeated.
No surrender in Greece
Davenellos, Antonis
Article
2010
SocialistWorker.org
A member of International Workers Left (DEA), reports from Athens on the May 20 general strike and workers' growing radicalization.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - May 7, 2016
Destabilization and Regime Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
When governments get too far out of line -- the most outrageous offence, from the point of view of imperial power, is pursuing policies that help ordinary people at the expense of transnational corpo...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Connexions
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Revolution.international
Website
Connexions
Web resources on revolutionary politics and revolution.
Socialism.ca
Website
A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
2,500 Years of Class Hatred
Reid Ross, Alexander
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Class struggle never existed without hatred of the poor. And neither has racism. Boots Riley's recent article, posted in The Guardian, systematically dispels the myth of black-on-black crime advocated...
The Useful Altruists: How NGOs Serve Capitalism and Imperialism
McMillan, Stephanie; Kelley, Vincent
Article
2015
CounterPunch
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 h...
What's Class Got to Do With It?
Gill, Lesley; Ross, Norbert
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Unsettled by Donald Trump's bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in the exper...

Sources Bookshelf

Canada Since 1960: A People's History
A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
Book
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
The History of Democracy
A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Book
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 fro...
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...


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