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  1. The ABC of National Liberation Movements
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1969
    A war is politics continued by other, that is forcible, means. Our attitude toward a war must be congruent with our attitude toward the politics of which it is the continuation. This determines our principled position on the question of whether to support or oppose a given war - not primarily our opinion of the men, the government or the class leading the war, not our opinion of their past or present crimes. The latter considerations will be very relevant to how we support or oppose a war, but not to whether we do.
  2. Africa
    Problems in the Transition to Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The obstacles and strategies in the transition from inherited colonial and capitalist economies toward socialism are the topics of this title. New information and political insights make this the first serious attempt to explore the important questions thrown up by the experiences of those African states that have tried to break with prevailing neo-colonial patterns.
  3. The American Empire and the Fourth World
    The Bowl With One Spoon, Part One

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Hall presents a sweeping analysis of encounters between indigenous people and the European empires, national governments, and global corporations on the moving frontiers of globalization since Columbus "discovered America."
  4. American Power and the New Mandarins
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the American imperial project.
  5. An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
  6. Asking The Earth
    The Spread of Unsustainable Development

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Periera and Seabrock, using examples from India, argue that Western colonialism destroyed sustainable development in the Third World.
  7. The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes
    315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives.

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Usually, when we say "American slavery" or the "American slave trade," we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But North America was a bit player. From the trade's beginning in the 16th century to its conclusion in the 19th, slave merchants brought the vast majority of enslaved Africans to two places: the Caribbean and Brazil. Of the more than 10 million enslaved Africans to eventually reach the Western Hemisphere, just 388,747 -- less than 4 percent of the total -- came to North America.
  8. Bad Marxism
    Capitalism and Cultural Studies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Cultural Studies commonly claims to be a radical discipline. This book thinks that's a bad assessment. After an introduction critiquing the so-called 'Marxism' of the academy, Hutnyk provides detailed critical analyses of the approaches and theorists of cultural studies.
  9. 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.
  10. Black War
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The Black War was the period of violent conflict between British colonists and Aboriginal Australians in Tasmania from the mid-1820s to 1832. The conflict, fought largely as a guerrilla war by both sides, claimed the lives of more than 200 European colonists and between 600 and 900 Aboriginal people, all but annihilating the island's indigenous population.
  11. The Bone Collectors
    A Brutal Chapter in Australia's Past

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    The remains of hundreds of Aboriginal people, dug up from sacred ground and once displayed in museums all over the world, are now stored in a Canberra warehouse. When will they be given a national resting place?
  12. Britain and Nigeria
    Exploitation or Development?

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Some of Nigeria's most prominent progressive historians have combined to write a coherent and organized account of the economic relationship foisted on Nigeria by the British colonial occupation. The authors stress, in particular, the wider consequences of the destruction of indigenous institutions, and the relationship of the colonial era with present-day economic distortions and political instability.
  13. Britain took more out of India than it put in -- Could China do the same to Britain?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Large parts of India's economy were destroyed by British technology in the 1800s, and by deals that favoured British shareholders. Today, it's China that holds that kind of power.
  14. The Burden of Memory, The Muse of Forgiveness
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    The author asks the question: Is reconciliation between the oppressor and oppressed possible? To answer this the notions of simple forgiveness and confession are challenged as strategies for social healing.
  15. C.L.R. James's "Critical Support" of Fidel Castro's Cuba
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    C.L.R. James's "critical support" of Fidel Castro’s Cuba is little understood among scholars of his life and work. This essay explores James’s 1967–1968 visit to Cuba and reconstructs private debates and discussion on Cuba within his revolutionary organizations, based in Detroit, in the 1950s and 1960s, and among anti-imperialist movements. Many of James's commentaries and disputes were consistent with his attempts to reconcile anti-colonialism with direct democracy and workers self-management.
  16. Canada After Harper
    His Ideology-fuelled Attack on Canadian Society and Values, and How We Can Resist and Create the Country We Want

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    Essays documenting the breadth and depth of the Harper government's attack on institutions, policies, and programs that embody values and principles shared by most Canadians: education, health care, women's rights, science and research, the economy, labour unions, water and natural resources, and Aboriginal affairs.
  17. Canadian Information Sharing Service
    Volume 2, Number 5 - December 1977

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1977
  18. 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.
  19. Das Capital, Volume 3
    The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
  20. Capitalism and Slavery
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1944
    Slavery helped finance the Industrial Revolution in England. Plantation owners, shipbuilders, and merchants connected with the slave trade accumulated vast fortunes that established banks and heavy industry in Europe and expanded the reach of capitalism worldwide.
  21. A century of sugar and tears
    Guadeloupe has bulit a slavery memorial centre on the site of a gigantic sugar refinery, believing it's necessary to acknowledge

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Present day Guadeloupei s coming to terms with a grim past through the Caribbean Centre of Expression and Memory of Slavery and the Slave Trade (MACTe), a new museum and memorial built symbolically on a waterfront site associated with slavery, segregation and conflict.
  22. A Century of Theft From Indians by the National Park Service
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The Mojave National Preserve is run by the National Park Service, which, in contrast to previous times, has been including more Indian history in its displays and programs.
  23. Chinese neocolonialism in Africa
    The Dragon eating the African Lion and Cheetah? (Part I)

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    China has literally invaded Africa with its investors, traders, lenders, builders, developers, labourers and who knows what else. The fancy phrase for that is win-win cooperation. The "cooperation" has opened up Africa as a source of raw materials for China and a dumping ground for cheap Chinese manufactured goods. It is Chinese neocolonialism.
  24. Chomsky.Info
    Resource Type: Website
    The Noam Chomsky Web site.
  25. Christopher Who? -- Discovering the Americas
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    Columbus seen as a conqueror.
  26. 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.
  27. 'Civilising' the 'Blacks'; Why Britain needs to Maintain Her African Possessions
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1936
    Africans must win their own freedom. Nobody will win it for them. They need co-operation, but that co-operation must be with the revolutionary movement in Europe and Asia. There is no other way out. Each movement will neglect the other at its peril.
  28. 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.
  29. C.L.R. James and Anti-/Postcolonialism
    Against The Current vol. 90

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2001
    C.L.R. James' proclamation in Beyond A Boundary (1963, a classic study of cricket and colonialism), after almost three decades of radical intellectual work, that “Thackeray, not Marx, bears the heaviest responsibility for me,” is a sententious political statement. It abounds with meanings, standing at once as an alluring paradox and a striking truism.
  30. CLR James, Frantz Fanon And The Meaning of Liberation
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A look at the Haitan Revolution and its place in history.
  31. Colonial Legacy in Caribbean Literature
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The author argues that Caribbean literature has been separated from the source of its natural development by a colonialist educational system and the exaltation of European literary traditions and styles. As a result it has been difficult for a truly liberating literature to emerge, although the popular arts (music, song, dance) contain the historical trends of tradition and power.
  32. Colonialism and Nationalism in the Building of Liberation Movements
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    This is an excerpt from It's Not Over: Learning From the Socialist Experiment.
  33. Columbus and the Age of Discovery
    Resource Type: Unclassified
    Published: 1991
  34. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  35. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume II
    Economic Writings 2

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2015
    This volume contains a new English translation of Luxemburg’s most important book, The Accumulation of Capital (1913) as well as her response to its critics. Taken together, they constitute one of the most important Marxist studies of the globalization of capital.
  36. Concerning Morocco
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1911
    The duty of Social Democracy is not to reassure public opinion, but to do the very reverse, to rouse it and warn it against the dangers lying dormant in it such adventures in international politics today. It is not enough for us to rely on the pacific intentions of some capitalist clique as a factor in achieving peace; we can only count on the resistance of the enlightened masses. By obeying the order to keep our peace, incidentally, we would be seen to be falling in with the wishes of the rulers of the Moroccan policy.
  37. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 2 - March 1979 - Native Rights/Les Droits des Autochtones

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  38. Connexions
    Volume 7, Number 3 - July 1982 - Prairie Region/Region des Prairies

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1982
  39. Connexions Digest
    Issue 51 - May 1990 - A Social Change Sourcebook

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

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1990
  41. Connexions Library: Imperialism and Colonialism Focus Page
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
  42. The Creation of World Poverty
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    Hayter challenges the assumption that the West is 'helping' the rest of the world to develop. Far from rescuing the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America from their supposed backwardness, the rich countries have accumulated vast wealth at their expense.
  43. Culture of Complaint
    The Fraying of America

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasant realities in abstraction or sugar, is so perfectly endemic that we expect nothing else.
  44. Decolonization and Empire
    Contesting the Rhetoric and Reality of Resubordination in Southern Africa and Beyond

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2008
    John Saul scrutinizes the subjects of empire and the new neocolonialist states of Southern Africa funded by the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Bank. The gap between rich and poor continues to grow as the unequal opportunities and material outcomes of the free market entrench themselves. This hierarchy is in part self-creating and self-sustaining but also locked into place by these international institutions.
  45. Defining Israel as a "Jewish State"
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    The definition of what is a "Jewish State" and "what is a Jew" is a fundamental part of this debate. The "Jewish State" is like no other. It uses a concept of Jewish nationality which is like no other definition of nationality. It is the Jewish character of the State that is given preference to all other considerations and gives superior rights to Jews over the non-Jewish population in Israel.
  46. Destabilization and regime change
    Introduction to the May 7, 2016 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    People looking at the United States from the outside tend to assume that life is easy when you're an imperialist superpower in command of the world's largest military forces, backed by the world’s most powerful economy. With so much power concentrated in your hands, what could possibly go wrong?
  47. A Dictionary of Marxist Thought
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
  48. Down Where Apartheid Lives
    Where are the Condemnations of Australia?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    John Pilger documentary Australia - “discover what lies behind the sunny face” . Aboriginal people comprise barely three per cent of the Australian population. Unlike the US, Canada and New Zealand, which have made treaties with their first people, Australia has offered gestures often wrapped in the law.
  49. Dunayevskaya, Raya - Writings - Index
    Resource Type: Article
    Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987).
  50. A Dying Colonialism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1967
    Fanon reveals the various ways in which the people of Algeria, during the revolution, changed their centuries-old patterns of culture, or, conversely, embraced certain ancient forms of culture long derided by their colonialist oppressors as "rpimitive," in order to destroy those oppressors.
  51. Earth into Property
    Colonization, Decolonization, and Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    A broad exploration of the colonial roots of global capitalism and the worldwide quest of Indigenous people for liberation through decolonization.
    Part Two of The Bowl with One Spoon.
  52. An Economic History of West Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
  53. The Economy of Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
  54. Empire of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Capitalism makes possible a new form of domination by purely economic means, argues Ellen Meiksins Wood. So, surely, even the most seasoned White House hawk would prefer to exercise global hegemony in this way, without costly colonial entanglements. Yet, as the author powerfully demonstates, the economic empire of capital has also created a new and unlimited militarism.
  55. The End of Poverty?
    Resource Type: Film
    Published: 2008
    Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
  56. Files that may shed light on colonial crimes still kept secret by UK
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Secret government files from the final years of the British empire are still being concealed despite a pledge by William Hague, the foreign secretary, that they would be declassified and opened to the public.
  57. 5 of the worst atrocities carried out by British Empire, after 'historical amnesia' claims
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A YouGov poll found 43 per cent of Brits thought the British Empire was a good thing, while 44 per cent were proud of Britain's history of colonialism. The Independent looks at five of the worst atrocities carried out by the British Empire.
  58. For Lust of Knowing
    The Orientalists and their enemies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    A rebuttal of Edward Said which examines who the Orientalists were, how historically they advanced their disciplines, and what their achievements have been. Irwin calls Said's book "a work of malignant charlatanry."
  59. 1491
    New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2005
    A portrait of human life in the Americas before the arrival of Columbus.
  60. 1492-1992 -- Five Centuries of Imperialism and Resistance
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    Articles critiquing the "Columbus myth, and chronicles the repression of North America's original indigenous inhabitants.
  61. From Sykes-Picot to "Islamic State": Imperialism's Bloody Wreckage
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    When the Jihadist group Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) changed its name and declared the establishment of the Caliphate, it did so with the release of a promotional video entitled "The End of Sykes-Picot." This was a reference to the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement that marked the end of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of two zones of influence, British and French.
  62. From the Ruins of Empire
    The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Pankaj Mishra's fascinating, highly entertaining new book tells the story of a remarkable group of men from across the continent who met the challenge of the West.
  63. The Gaia Atlas of First Peoples
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    Entries on indigenous peoples from around the globe, focusing on three main areas: their way of life, the present crisis, and the future.
  64. The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and genocide perpetrated (1904–08) in what was then the colony of German South West Africa.
  65. Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The Nazis didn't fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.
  66. Germany's genocide in Namibia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Germany, which has done commendable remembrance work about the Holocaust, seems to have forgotten or deliberately buried its violent colonial past. A past that hides the first genocide of the 20th century.
  67. Getting Started on Social Analysis in Canada
    Third Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    See also CX2933.
  68. A Green History of the World
    The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
  69. Greetings from the Colony
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2012
    Belgium's dark colonial past is remembered in this story of a white Belgian official who abandons his Rwandan wife and sons in Africa, taking only his daughter back home. Decades later, she breaks the silence surrounding her upbringing.
  70. Grenada: Island of Conflict
    From Amerindians to People's Revolution, 1498-1979

    Resource Type: Book
    This history of the island of Grenada is a timely account of the frequently violent transitions through which Grenadians have lived since even before the arrival of European colonialists. The author provides historical details of how these Caribbean people have always had to struggle against invaders who would enslave them.
  71. The History of Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
  72. Imperialism: Pioneer of Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1980
    Argues that the accepted theories of imperialism are profoundly flawed.
  73. Indigenous Sovereignty & Socialism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2018
  74. Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India
    Book review

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    A review of Shashi Tharoor's book "Inglorious Empire", which is a scorching indictment of British rule in India and British imperialism in general.
  75. Israel: A Colonial-Settler State?
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Rodinson argues that Zionism fits into the general pattern of Western colonialism, and that Arab opposition to Israel is the opposition of a colonized people towards their colonizers.
  76. Israel's Colonial War against the Gaza Strip
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Israel is becoming a war machine, terrifying yet lacking in all moral grounding.
  77. 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.
  78. The Limits of Postcolonial Criticism: The Discourse of Edward Said
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    ONE OF THE fundamental discoveries of Marxist historiography is that capitalism as a world system has developed unevenly, with the operations of the “free market” determined by unplanned but (after analysis) “lawful” tendencies of accumulation of surplus value.
    With the rise of merchant capitalism, diverse modes of production with varying temporalities and “superstructural” effects have since then reconfigured the planet. In a new cartography, we find...
  79. A Long and Terrible Shadow
    White Values, Native Rights in the Americas 1492-1992

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Against the odds, Native peoples have waged a tenacious struggle to survive and the re-emerge as distinct cultures.
  80. Manifest Destiny? A Native Perspective on 1992
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    1992 will be a year of mourning for North American Indians; a mourning for the fragmentation and loss of our traditional way of life.
  81. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines arose when they did, how they originated in the very fabric of social life, and how they were developed, modified, and overthrown when the pattern of that fabric was changed.
  82. Mapoon - Book Three
    The Cape York Aluminum Companies (Alcan, Comalco, R.T.Z., Kaiser, C.R.A., Billiton, Pechiney, Tipperary) and the Native Peoples

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1976
    Chronicle of the policies and actions of the Aluminium Companies with respect to the native peoples and their land claims.
  83. Marcus Garvey
    Anti-Colonial Champion

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Marcus Garvey articulated ideas about self-reliance, about the relationship between oppressed people throughout the world regardless of colour; he put forward ideas which are central to the process of decolonialization.
  84. Marikana, Gaza, Ferguson - 'You Should Think of Them Always As Armed'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    In colonial wars the occupying power invariably reaches a point where it has to acknowledge that its true enemy is not a minority - devil worshipers, communists, fanatics or terrorists - subject to external and evil manipulation, but the people as a whole. Once this point is reached every colonised person is taken as a potential combatant and the neighbourhood and the home are cast as legitimate sites of combat.
  85. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 12
    Marx and Engels 1853 - 1854

    Resource Type: Book
    Articles mainly on British colonialism.
  86. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 15
    Marx and Engels 1856 - 1858

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1858
    Mainly articles about Europe, colonialism, and India.
  87. Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 19
    Marx and Engels 1861 - 1864

    Resource Type: Book
    Colonialism, slavery, and the American Civil War.
  88. Marx at the Margins
    On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    Marx’s critique of capital was far broader than is usually supposed. To be sure, he concentrated on the labor-capital relation within Western Europe and North America. But at the same time, he expended considerable time and energy on the analysis of non-Western societies, as well as race, ethnicity, and nationalism.
  89. A Marxist History of the World part 35: The new colonialism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The Portuguese and Spanish overseas empires founded at the beginning of the 16th century were soon followed by Dutch, English, and French empires. Neil Faulkner looks at how the transformation of the world by European colonialism began.
  90. A Marxist History of the World part 43: Colonies, slavery, and racism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Capitalist contradictions were most evident in the 18th century, when the wealth of the merchant-capitalist class of Britain’s port-cities was contrasted with the untold human misery of the slaves, ramping up the historical significance of racist ideology.
  91. A Marxist History of the World part 44: Wars of empire
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The English Revolution transformed Britain into a capitalist economy engaging in geopolitical competition. Neil Faulkner looks at how Britain became the dominant global superpower of the 19th Century.
  92. A Marxist History of the World part 56: The Indian Mutiny
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Indian Mutiny was the subcontinent’s first war of independence, with Indians of different ethnic and religious backgrounds fighting side-by-side despite the divide and rule fostered by the British.
  93. A Marxist History of the World part 61: The Long Depression, 1873-1896
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner writes about the The Long Depression – an unprecedented economic slump which started the countdown to the First World War.
  94. A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
  95. A Marxist History of the World part 63: The Rape of China
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Neil Faulkner looks at the impact of western imperialism's repeated and bloody attempts to control the wealth of China
  96. A Marxist History of the World part 78: The First Chinese Revolution
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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
  97. A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    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.
  98. A Marxist History of the World part 94: End of Empire?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In spite of the imperialist powers' attempts to cling on to their colonies, formal empire was finished by the late 1970s. But this was not the end of imperialism.
  99. 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.
  100. Mother, Sing for Me
    People's Theatre in Kenya

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    This play, acted by the villagers of Kamiriithu, was banned after a few public rehearsals. The Kenyan authorities subsequently ordered the total destruction of the village cultural centre which had been the play's birthplace. The thousands who saw the rehearsals recognized the play's message that the oppression of colonial times still bore down on them in the 1980s and the key to freedom lay in rejecting the divisive myth of tribalism and uniting as Kenyans.
  101. 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.
  102. Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World
    The Derivative Discourse

    Resource Type: Book
    A leading Indian political philosopher criticizes Western liberal and Marxist theories of Third World nationalism. He also provides a profound exploration of its central contradiction: setting out to assert its freedom from European domination, it yet remained a prisoner of European post-Enlightenment rationalist discourse.
  103. The Need for a museum on British colonisation of India
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    To support the establishment of a museum in India displaying the negative side to British colonialism, Tharoor brings to light various atrocities committed by Britian to India during the colonial period that have been given very little attention by both countries in the present day.
  104. The new colonialism: Greece and Ukraine
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    According to Jack Rasmus, aA new form of colonialism is emerging in Europe. Not colonialism imposed by military conquest and occupation, as in the 19th century. Not even the more efficient form of economic colonialism pioneered by the U.S. in the post-1945 period, where the costs of direct administration and military occupation were replaced with compliant local elites allowed to share in the wealth extracted in exchange for being allowed to rule on behalf of the colonizers. In the 21st century, it is 'colonialism by means of financial asset transfer.' It is colony wealth extraction by colonizing country managers, assigned to directly administer the processes in the colony by which financial assets are to be transferred. This new form of colonialism by direct management plus financial wealth transfer is now emerging in Greece and Ukraine.
  105. 1992 The Theology of Self-Discovery Offers Hope
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    The Self-Discovery campaign does not confine itself to the struggles of Indigenous People but addresses the concerns of all social and racial groups who have experienced social/cultural destruction under the yoke of colonialism.
  106. 1992: A White Christian Perspective
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    I would hope that we can enter into a very sober 1992 event, so that native Christians might be able to retrieve those symbols that will give them new strength. I would hope that God is acting now as a kind of psychoanalyst, fresh dialogue might continue between the Church and native groups not within its "fold".
  107. The No-Nonsense Guide to Terrorism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    An in-depth look at the nature of terrorism that discusses questioning terrorism, assessing it, the difference between state terrorism and group terrorism, morality and history, and war and politics.
  108. The Ojibwa of Southern Ontario
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    A history of the Ojibwa in Southern Ontario.
  109. The Olga Document
    For Truth and Reconciliation, For Equality and Partnership

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2004
    A document written in a series of meetings in Givat Olga, Israel, and titled after the location, The Olga Document. Advoctes coexistence of the peoples of this country, based on mutual recognition, equal partnership and implementation of historical justice.
  110. On Israel's colonial narrative
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Analysis: Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa deconstructs Israel's insidious language of power.
  111. Open Veins of Latin America
    Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
  112. The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
  113. The Other
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2009
    The Other is made up of a series of lectures that Kapuscinski delivered in Austria and in Poland, eloquent speeches in which he considers the history, the present and the future of our relationship with the Other, a term he employs to distinguish Europeans from "non-Europeans, or non-whites -- while fully aware for the latter, the former are just as much 'Others'."
  114. The Other Israel
    The Radical Case Against Zionism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    A collective effort by a small group of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel to penetrate the dense net of illusion and myth that dominates the thinking and feeling of most Israelis and, at the same time, determines the prevailing image of Israel in the Western world. According to the Zionist fairy tale, the state of Israel is an outpost of democracy, social justice, and enlightenment, and a homeland and haven for the persecuted Jews of the world. The reality, as this book demonstrates, is utterly different.
  115. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2014
    Libertarian Socialism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2014
    The topic of the week is Libertarian Socialism. Articles on no-state solutions in Kurdistan; right-wing dirty tricks used to attack labour and environmental groups; scientists unravelling the risks of new pesticides; the terrors faced by fishermen in Gaza; and bringing books and seeking peace in Colombia. Film of the week is Even the Rain, and book of the week is Adolph Reed's Class Notes.
  116. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015
    Elections

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2015
    Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about change, and the neo-liberal attack on democracy. Articles look at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the financial takeovers of Ukraine and Greece, and debt bondage. Also: a discussion of James Hansen's fossil fuel exit strategy, and a critique of Alinsky-style organizing.
  117. Our Generation
    Volume 12 Number 2

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
  118. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  119. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 2: From the French Revolution to the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  120. A People's History of the United States
    1492 - Present

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
  121. 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.
  122. Pictures Bring Us Messages
    Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2006
    An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
  123. The Political Economy of Health
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1889
  124. The Politics of Extractivism
    Book Review of "Geopolítica de la Amazonía: Poder hacendal-patrimonial y acumulación capitalista" by Alvaro García Linera

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    García Linera's work is most certainly an expression of the dramatic changes in Bolivia and the "cultural and democratic revolution" Morales and his MAS party claim to have inaugurated.
  125. Portugal
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1976
    The revolutionary process in Portugal is not one that lends itself very easily to a coherent political analysis. Political leadership is quickly thrown up by the creative energy of the workers and peasants and as quickly discarded as its usefulness to them wears thin.
  126. Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may change many things, but not human constitutions. His defense of this argument sets the stage for a deliberate, careful explication of the key tenets of historical materialism. This argument is that humans, everywhere, take an interest in defending their well-being and their dignity.
  127. Precolonial Black Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    This is one of three major works by Cheikh Anta Diop that attempts to reconstruct African history and the black contribution to the foundations of Western civilization. In this book, Diop compares the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states. He provides guidelines for historians and others who seek a scientific understanding of precolonial societies in Africa, the Mediterranean, and Europe.
  128. Press for Conversion #47
    March 2002

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2002
    This issue begins with a series of articles examining the historical context of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
  129. 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.
  130. Radical Digressions 6
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
  131. The Rebel Girl: Barbara Kingsolver's Triumph - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    IT IS A distinct pleasure to witness a favorite novelist become an even better storyteller, without losing her politics. Such is the case with Barbara Kingsolver and her new novel The Poisonwood Bible (New York: HarperCollins, 1998), arguably her strongest work yet, the story of the Price family commandeered by the evangelical Reverend Nathan Price.
  132. Revisiting the partition of Palestine
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    Henry Lowi calls on honest, realistic and pragmatic peace activists the world over to expose partition, protest against it and propose an alternative solution to the question of Palestine.
  133. Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Africa
    Essays in Contemporary Politics

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    In this collection of essays, one of Africa's most eminent political scientists investigates crucial problems confronting the African continent: its chronic instability and sectional conflict, the nature of class rule and the failure of the post-colonial state to deliver on the promises of independence. The relevance of Marxist theory to an understanding of Africa's social reality is explored, and a theory of national liberation, based on the ideas of Amilcar Cabral, developed.
  134. The Rise of British Imperialism: Capitalism and Slavery (Part Two)
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A presentation on the developments that made Britain the first modern imperialist power.
  135. 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.
  136. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  137. 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."
  138. Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2005
    Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Orientalism,' was confused and sloppy to be point of being unethical.
  139. Edward Said's shadowy legacy
    Tricky with argument, weak in languages, careless of facts: but, thirty years on, Said still dominates debate

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2008
    So many academics want the arguments presented in Edward Said's Orientalism (1978) to be true. It discourages any kind of critical approach to Islam in Middle Eastern studies.
  140. The Scramble for Africa
    White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroism and reputations for statemanlike vision, to reveal them as men with bloated and often vicious egos.
  141. Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    A collection of essays for the 500th anniversary of Columbus's vogages. It focuses on aspects of the "Columbian Exchange" -- disease, horses, sugar, corn, potatos -- and their human consequences.
  142. Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    Restall explodes myths that were long taken for historical truth and points to a larger and more complex interaction between the indigenous people and the Europeans. He shows how Indian culture adapted and displayed post conquest vitality.
  143. Skullduggery and necrophilia in colonial Namibia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
  144. The Slave Trade
    The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses.
  145. Small Garden, Bitter Weed
    Struggle and Change in Jamaica

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1981
    This is a social history of the Jamaican people - from the time of the European invasion to the present day. It is a history of struggle and change. Written in the run-up to the 1981 elections which led to the defeat of the Manley government, this revised and extended version now analyzes the consequences of that defeat for the people of Jamaica.
  146. The Social History of The Machine Gun
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Covers the history of the machine gun's development, the attitudes that effected its acceptance, and its relation to economic, political, and military history.
  147. Socialism and Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Representative democracy in every industrially advanced country is in a state of profound crisis. But we have been accustomed for so long to accept democracy in the form of its outward appearances and parliamentary institutions that its decay often does not become apparent to us until those institutions have been either brushed aside or reduced to a purely decorative role.
  148. The Socialist Register 1966
    Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1966
  149. The Socialist Register 1967
    Volume 4: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1967
  150. The Socialist Register 1972
    Volume 9: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1972
  151. The Socialist Register 1984
    Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1984
  152. Society and Politics in Colonial Trinidad
    Resource Type: Book
    This reissue of a classic study (The Genesis of Crown Colony Government in Trinidad 1783-1810, Trinidad 1970) traces the critical conflicts and issues as the island passed from Spanish to British colonial hands. Professor Millette, who is an eminent radical Caribbean historian, has written a deeply researched book that makes clear the origins of Trinidad and Tobago's complex society.
  153. Stolen Continents
    The "New World" Through Indian Eyes

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
    A history of the Americas through Native eyes.
  154. Suffering Strong
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    This readable book tells readers much about the underlying causes of hunger in Africa. Through the author's powers of observation, the readers experience the horror of seeing both a starving child and the thrill of accomplishment of irrigated fields in Eritrea. The odyssey details the devastating impact of the West's two hundred year presence on the wars and oppression that today cause hunger and death in Africa.
  155. Surrealism Against Racism - Book Review
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    THE WELL-KNOWN antiracist journal Race Traitor—whose motto is “Treason to whiteness is loyalty to Humanity”—published in the form of a small book a special issue (number 9, Summer 1998, ISBN # 0-88286-235-T) on the topic “Surrealism: Revolution Against Whiteness.” (Order from Race Traitor, P.O. Box 603, Cambridge, MA 02140-0005, $6 postpaid.)
  156. Sweet Promises
    A Reader On Indian-White Relations in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  157. System Change Not Climate Change
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Stopping climate catastrophe and winning a world of climate justice is a critical task of our generation -- and it will require a radical transformation of society and of our relationship with nature. This pamphlet examines the climate crisis, Canada's contributio, and the development of colonialism and capitalism that led us here.
  158. Tasmania's Black War: a tragic case of lest we remember
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Tasmania’s Black War (1824-31) was the most intense frontier conflict in Australia's history. It was a clash between the most culturally and technologically dissimilar humans to have ever come into contact. At stake was nothing less than control of the country, and the survival of a people.
  159. Underhanded History of the USA
    Radical America - Volumer 7 No.3

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  160. War is just f**king wrong
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    Jacobs explains the underlying capitalist imperative of waging war.
  161. Which Way Africa?
    The Search for a New Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Davison sets out to analyze the social, economic, political motives, myths, ideas, and beliefs which ounderlie modern African nationalism.
  162. Who Could Ever Feel Pride in the Balfour Declaration?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Although the Balfour Declaration itself has been parsed, de-semanticised, romanticised, decrypted, decried, cursed and adored for 100 years, its fraud is easy to detect: it made two promises which were fundamentally opposed to each other -- and thus one of them, to the Arabs (aka "the existing non-Jewish communities"), would be broken.
  163. Why Israel Won't Survive
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    If there was ever a moment when the peoples of the region would accept Israel as a Zionist state in their midst, that has passed forever. Israel's "military deterrent" has now been repeatedly discredited as a means to force Palestinians and other Arabs to accept Zionist supremacy as inevitable and permanent. Now, the other pillar of Israeli power - Western support and complicity - is starting to crack. We must do all we can to push it over.
  164. Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
  165. Year 501
    The Conquest Continues

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.
  166. You either believe in freedom or you don't
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    Speak out for human rights by joining the European Community and the majority of the United Nations in calling for a free East Timor.
  167. 'Zionism is nationalism, not Judasim,' a former Hebrew school teacher explains
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    Former Hebrew school teacher, Tziva Thier clarifies the distinction between Zionism as a political movement and Judaism as a religion, and explains why Israel's acts cannot be condoned by the religion.
  168. Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    This article aims to challenge the rather widely accepted claim that the nature of Zionist settler colonization is exceptional and even "defies appeal to any precedent that can usefully be invoked as to its evolution and eventual revolution."

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