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The Alternative to the Micro-Sect - Hal Draper

The world of sects

The first of two papers arguing for the need to break from the 'sect' form of organisation.

The Anatomy of the Micro-Sect - Hal Draper

The world of sects

The second of two papers arguing for the need to break from the 'sect' form of political membership organisations.

Marxism and a free society - Marcus Graham

An anarchist reply to Isaac Deutscher’s address on “Socialist Man” with particular reference to the Minutes of the First International and the sabotaging of the Hague Congress by the Marx clique.

Marx and Engels collected works

Illustration of Marx and Engels

Huge archive of the published collected works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

"Je ne suis pas marxiste" - Michael Heinrich

Michael Heinrich argues that Marx was not after a “Marxism” as an identity-defining “truth.” Rather, he was more interested in the critical business of undermining certainties.

The historical significance of the POUM - Wilebaldo Solano

In this text based on a presentation delivered in 1985 at a conference on the POUM held in Madrid, the former leader of the Iberian Communist Youth, and the last general secretary of the POUM, reviews the history of the POUM and discusses the background of its leading militants in anarchosyndicalism and Spanish communism, its leading role in the founding of the Workers Alliance and the October 1934 insurrection in Asturias, it founding in 1935, the Popular Front and the February 1936 elections, its fight against Stalinist repression and its persecution under the Negrín government during the civil war, and the fates of the party’s militants underground and in exile.

Marx: a very short introduction - Peter Singer

A PDF book introduction to the central vision that unifies Marx's thought, enabling us to grasp Marx's views as a whole. Singer sees him as a philosopher primarily concerned with human freedom, rather than as an economist or a social scientist. In plain English he explains alienation, historical materialism, the economic theory of Capital, and Marx's ideas of communism, and concludes with an assessment of Marx's legacy.

Seventeen contradictions and the end of capitalism - David Harvey

To modern Western society, capitalism is the air we breathe, and most people rarely think to question it, for good or for ill.