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  1. Against the Current
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1986
    Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
  2. BB BG or DD
    Who Should Shape Society: World Power Politics of the 20th Century - and their lessons

    Resource Type: Book
  3. A Blueprint for a New Party
    With the rise of Donald Trump, we need to think seriously about what it would take to form a democratic organization rooted in working class

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    A proposal for a national political organization that would have chapters at the state and local levels, a binding program, a leadership accountable to its members, and electoral candidates nominated at all levels throughout the country.
  4. Confronting Injustice
    Social Activism in the Age of Individualism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2016
    Confronting Injustice is a call for collective action against the social causes of poverty and climate change, written by a socialist organizer for activists.
  5. Connexions
    Volume 4, Number 1 - February 1979 - National Security/Securite Nationale

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1979
  6. Connexions
    Volume 11, Number 2 - Winter 1988 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1988
  7. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  8. Diemer, Ulli
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Canadian socialist publisher, writer, and archivist.
  9. Hal Draper on the Two Souls of Socialism
    Insights from Hal Draper

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    A comparison of socialism-from-below and socialism-from-above that considers Marx's struggle for socialism through liberal democracy.
  10. 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.
  11. Ideas and Action
    Periodical profile published 1981

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1981
    Archive of some articles published in Ideas and Action, a radical paper published by the Workers Solidarity Alliance from 1981 to 1997.
  12. Interview with Ulli Diemer
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1990
    Jeff Orchard interviews Ulli Diemer about socialism, capitalism, life, and social change.
  13. 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.
  14. Keep raising the issue of democracy
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1989
    Socialists should keep hammering away at the issue of democracy.
  15. 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.
  16. Manifestos, Programs, Visions
    Selected Manifestos - Political Statements - Programs

    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2016
    A selection of left manifestos, programs, poltical statements and visions from the 1600s to today.
  17. 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.
  18. Marxists Internet Archive
    Resource Type: Website
    Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
  19. News and Letters
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
  20. Our Generation
    Volume 6 Number 4

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1969
  21. Our Generation
    Volume 21 Number 1

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  22. 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.
  23. Rosa Luxemburg
    Abridged Edition

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    A biography of Luxemburg by a British academic.
  24. 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.
  25. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  26. The Russian Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    The basic lesson of every great revolution, the law of its being, decrees: either the revolution must advance at a rapid, stormy, resolute tempo, break down all barriers with an iron hand and place its goals ever farther ahead, or it is quite soon thrown backward behind its feeble point of departure and suppressed by counter-revolution. To stand still, to mark time on one spot, to be contented with the first goal it happens to reach, is never possible in revolution. And he who tries to apply the home-made wisdom derived from parliamentary battles between frogs and mice to the field of revolutionary tactics only shows thereby that the very psychology and laws of existence of revolution are alien to him.
  27. Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Lebowitz discusses the construction of Syriza, its Thessaloniki Programme, and the potential for revolutionary democracy in Greece.
  28. 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.
  29. Socialism.ca
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2016
    A gateway to resources about socialism, socialist history, and socialist ideas, compiled by Connexions.
  30. A Socialist Alternative For Canada
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A discussion on the future of the sociliast left in Canada and its relationship to the New Democratic Party.
  31. The Socialist Register 1966
    Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1966
  32. The Socialist Register 1974
    Volume 11: A survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1974
  33. Socialist Register 1995
    Volume 31: Why Not Capitalism?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1995
  34. Socialist Register 2018
    Volume 54: Rethinking Democracy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    We have conceived this 54th volume of the Socialist Register on Rethinking Democracy as a companion volume to the 2017 volume on Rethinking Revolution. As we put it in the preface to that volume: ‘The "political event" of gaining state power, whether by taking parliament or in a collapse of the existing political regime, has proven time and again to be less crucial than the social revolution of building capacities for self-government and the democratization and socialization of institutional resources … The "event", in itself, … will never be a sufficient condition for the exploited and oppressed to build their own capacities for establishing collective, rather than competitive, ways of living through developing socialist democracy.'
  35. SOS Alternatives to Capitalism
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2014
    An investigation of the alternatives to capitalism, including socialism, anarchism and deep ecology.
  36. SOS Alternatives to Capitalism: A discussion with Richard Swift
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Montreal Serai had the opportunity to discuss SOS: Alternatives to Capitalism – a handy, slim compendium of vital, essential thoughts and discussions on the concept of an alternative economy and society – with Richard Swift.
  37. 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 that 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.
  38. 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.
  39. The workers' government
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2007
    The biggest far left organisations in Italy to emerge from the great wave of struggle from 1968 to 1975 changed their strategy to one of focussing on the formation of a ‘left’ government within the existing parliamentary set-up.

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