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  1. The bureaucracy remains
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    The government may change, but the bureaucracy remains, continuing the same short-sighted policies.
  2. The Bureaucratic Revolution
    The Rise of the Stalinist State

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1962
    Shachtman argues that Stalinist Russia and all countries of the same structure represent a new social order which he calls bureaucratic collectivism. He rejects the view that Stalinist society is in any way socialist or compatible with socialism, and rejects as well the view that it is capitalist or moving toward capitalism.
  3. The Careerists
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The greatest crimes of human history are made possible by the most colourless human beings.
  4. Castoriadis, Cornelius - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Cornelius Castoriadis, also known as Paul Cardan and Pierre Chalieu (1922-1997).
  5. 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.
  6. Connexions Digest
    Issue 53 - January 1991- A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1991
  7. The Contradiction of Trotsky
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1948
    It was worth examining carefully Trotsky's attitude at the dawn of Stalinism, for it enables us to elucidate the (theoretical) policy to which he adhered until his death. I have said that Trotsky represented, between 1923 and 1927, the contradictions of Bolshevism. I should now add that he never emerged from this divided situation. Subsequently he transported into the domain of revolutionary theory the contradiction in which he had become objectively enclosed. Of course, he was forced by events to perceive the counter-revolutionary character of Stalinism, but he was not capable of taking an overall view of the new Stalinist society and of defining it.
  8. Democracy for the Few
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1995
    How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and why? Who pays and in what ways. These are the central questions investigated in this book.
  9. Deutscher, Isaac - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
  10. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  11. 100 Wörter des Jahrhunderts
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
  12. Everyday Life in the Modern World
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Everyday life is non-philosophical in relation to philosophy and represents reality in relation to ideality.
  13. 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."
  14. Facing Reality 45 Years Later
    Critical Dialogue with James/Lee/Chaulieu

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2003
    According to Goldner, "In 1958, Facing Reality was an important book, uncannily anticipatory of the historical period which would unfold over the following 15 years. Its main assertions are still being debated.... What I find most interesting in Facing Reality is not so much the answers it offers as the questions it asks. Those questions revolve around the role of the revolutionary Marxist party today.
  15. From Bolshevism to the Bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1962
    Among the innumerable questions raised by the fate of the Russian Revolution, two form the poles around which we may organise all the others. The first question is: What kind of society was produced by the degeneration of the revolution? (What is the nature and the dynamic of this regime? What is the Russian bureaucracy? What is its relation to capitalism and to the proletariat? What is its place in history? What are its present problems?)
  16. Gramsci's Marxism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Carl Boggs introduces Gramsci as one of the first marxist theorists to grapple with the problems of revolutionary change in advanced capitalist society and as the first to identify the importance of the ideological-cultural struggle against bourgeois values.
  17. Grassroots Cells, Devil's Architects Defend Communities
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Organizational principles and campaign tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
  18. The Holocaust
    The Fate of European Jewry, 1932-1945

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    An comprehensive history of Hitler's war on the Jews of Europe.
  19. The Householder's Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression - Review
    A report on Britain's Government Machine

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Organizational tactics communities can use to fight projects or developments being foisted on them.
  20. I, Daniel Blake
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2016
    I, Daniel Blake is a 2016 drama film directed by Ken Loach and written by Loach's frequent collaborator Paul Laverty. It stars Dave Johns as Daniel Blake, who is denied employment and support allowance despite his doctor finding him unfit to work. Hayley Squires co-stars as Katie, a struggling single mother whom Daniel befriends.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Libertarian Socialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1977
    There must be a revolt against bureaucracy - the predominant trend of societal organization.
  24. A Marxist History of the World part 84: State Capitalism in Russia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    By the end of the 1920s, Stalin's party-state apparatus had become the dominant force in Russian society. A bureaucratic ruling class was formed, and all forms of dissent and resistance were treated as crimes against the state
  25. Mass Action
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1911
    No party executive in the world can replace the mass of the party's own energy, and an organisation of a million which, at a great time and in the face of great tasks, would want to complain that it did not have the right leaders would prove its own shortcomings, because it would prove it has not understood the historical essence itself of the proletarian class struggle that consists in the proletarian masses not needing "leaders" in a bourgeois sense, that they are themselves leaders.
  26. Medicare in Canada: Facts and Myths
    Health Care Myths

    Resource Type: Article
    Refutes the myths and representations spread by medicare#s opponents.
  27. Medicare Myths and Realities
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine public support for, and confidence in, the health care system, with the goal of gradually undermining and dismantling it.
  28. Modern Capitalism and Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1975
    For revolutionaries one central point must be grasped to understand how the system works: the struggle of human beings against their alientation, and the ensuing conflict and split in all spheres, aspects and moments of socia life. As long as this struggle is there there ruling strata will continue to be unable to organise their system in a coherent way, and society will lurch from one accident to another. These are the conditions for revolutionary activity in the present epoch -- and they are amply sufficient.
  29. Multiphasic Bureaucratic Follow the Leader Exam
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1978
  30. 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.
  31. The New Bureaucracy
    Waste and Folly in the Private Sector

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Hardin shows that the private sector is a huge and wasteful bureaucracy; he looks at major corporations, the stock market, the advertising and marketing industry, consultants, money managers, think tanks, the media, etc.
  32. Obsolete Communism
    The Left-Wing Alternative

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to liberation.
  33. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 22, 2017
    Secrecy and Power

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
  34. Our Generation
    Volume 2 Number 4

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1963
  35. Our Generation
    Volume 12 Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
  36. People or Personnel and Like a Conquered Province
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Goodman offers his analysis of what is wrong with American society, and what could be done about it.
  37. 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.
  38. Problems of Everyday Life
    And Other Writings On Culture & Science

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    The focus of this book is the impact of the Russian Revolution of the culture life of the country -- and conversely, the effect of the country's cultural backwardness on the course of the revolution. Among the topics discussed are religion, communications media, language, education, science, industry, cinema, marriage, the position of women, child care, "proletarian" literature, art, philoosphy, primitive rural conditions, the dangers of overspecialization and bureaucracy.
  39. Public's Access to Government Records Faces Roadblocks Aplenty
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Legally, all governent documents in the United States are supposed to be publicly accessible. It seems, however, that there is a work-around censor. Documents that prove embarassing to the organization or its members are effectively censored through bureaucratic inefficiency.
  40. Quotes about Bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Unclassified
  41. The Role of Bolshevik Ideology in the Birth of the Bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1962
    People have not finished talking about the Russian Revolution, its problems, its degeneration, and about the regime it ultimately produced. And how could one? Of all the revolts of the working class, the Russian Revolution was the only victorious one. And of all the working class's failures, it was the most thoroughgoing and the most revealing.
  42. The Russian Enigma: Lenin, Also...
    Chapter 9 of Book 3 of The Russian Enigma, cut by the publisher of the original 1938 version

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1979
    Chapter 9 of Book 3 of Ante Ciliga's The Russian Enigma originally published as In The Land of The Great Lie. The book details Ciliga's time spent in Soviet Prisons and 'isolaters' following his arrest for belonging to the Trotskyist Opposition, and provides a wealth of important documentary information concerning the miserable conditions in which the working class were reduced to living in, the extent of the 'criminalisation' of large swathes of the population, and the various forms in which resistance appeared.
  43. Secrecy and Power
    Introduction to the July 22, 2017 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    It is one of the essential attributes of power that it insists on secrecy. Or, more precisely, those who wield power over others routinely claim that the details of what they do, and why they do it, are far too sensitive to be revealed to the public.
  44. 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.
  45. The Socialist Register 1967
    Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1967
  46. The Socialist Register 1969
    Volume 6: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1969
  47. State, power and bureaucracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The theory of bureaucratic state capitalism in Russia and elsewhere characterises the International Socialist Tendency and distinguishes us from most other Marxist parties worldwide. So a study of the development of Leon Trotsky's ideas on the Russian bureaucracy is of particular interest. This book reveals one of the greatest Marxists struggling to come to terms with a wholly new ­phenomenon, the Stalinist bureaucracy.

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