libertarian communism

Against rewards and punishments (against meritocracy, against coercion) - humanaesfera

Spanking

Short text addressing the issue of rewards and punishments, law, rule of law, meritocracy and wage labor.

6 underrated Marxists who don't get enough love

It's a sad fact that many of the most radical Marxists, whose participation in working class struggle and ideas challenged not only capitalist society but also the social democratic and Leninist tendencies in the workers' movement tend to get ignored by anarchists and Marxists alike.

Anti-Bolshevik communism – Paul Mattick

Anti-Bolshevik Communism by Paul Mattick

A collection of works by Paul Mattick. Communism aims at putting working people in charge of their lives. A multiplicity of Councils, rather than a big state bureaucracy is needed to empower working people and to focus control over society. Mattick develops a theory of a council communism through his survey of the history of the left in Germany and Russia. He challenges Bolshevik politics: especially their perspectives on questions of Party and Class, and the role of Trade Unions.

The why I ams: Why I am a communist - William Morris; why I am an expropriationist - L.S. Bevington.

The why I ams: Why I am a communist - William Morris; why I am an expropriationi
The Why I Ams: Why I Am a Communist by William Morris; Why I Am an Expropriationist by L.S. Bevington. Published 1894. Copy from Victorian Women Writers Project.

Anti-Capitalist, but Libertarian Communist

RAC evaluates the meaning of "anti-capitalism" to Anarchists.

Yours in Revolt : The Socialist Party of Canada and the Western Canadian Labour Movement

Yours in revolt Gerald Friesen 1976

The militancy of western Canadian workers during the first two decades of this century culminated in 1919 in secessions from the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada and the American Federation of Labor, the establishment of the One Big Union, and a wave of strikes. In part because of its innate drama, in part because it profoundly affected the course of socialist politics and trade union organization in the nation, the unprecedented outburst has attracted many students in the intervening years.

Yours for the Revolution : Communication and Identity in the Western Clarion

Western Clarion Historical Materialism

English Studies in Canada June/September 2015
This article describes and analyses one of the most influential socialist newspapers of the early-twentieth century in Canada, the Western Clarion (Vancouver, 1903-25). Emphasis is placed on the selective use of various literary forms to define community interests and popularize the platform of the Socialist Party of Canada, and on how such communication practices shaped and were shaped by the maintenance of identity and group formation. At stake is a more complete record of Canadian literary history as well as a better understanding of literature and the politics of progress during a critical period of nation building.

Capitalism and communism - Gilles Dauvé

Communism in action: striking Renault workers in 1968

Excellent text from Gilles Dauvé outlining the development of capitalism, and communism as the real movement in everyday life which tends towards the abolition of wage labour.

Um mundo sem dinheiro: o comunismo - Os Amigos dos 4 Milhões de Jovens Trabalhadores

Influente texto, de 1975-1976, que desenvolve uma poderosa crítica da sociedade capitalista, abordando a possibilidade de um mundo sem Estado, sem dinheiro, sem trabalho e sem troca de mercadorias.

Private property, scarcity and democracy - humanaesfera

This article was originally written as a response to "libertarians" who see scarcity as a natural, objective and eternal consecration of private property and the market. It also describes a perspective concerning the limitations of democracy in relation to the transformation of the material conditions of existence.