libertarian socialism

The War and The Socialist Position

Socialist Standard September 1914

The text is taken from the original leaflet, THE WAR AND THE SOCIALIST POSITION, produced and printed by The Socialist Party of Great Britain. The leaflet was published for distribution to the working class until being prevented from being circulated at meetings by the capitalist State on the spurious grounds that it was considered “likely to cause disaffection to His Majesty or to interfere with the success of His Majesty’s forces by land or sea etc.” with the imposition of The Defence of the Realm Regulations enacted in November 1914.

Prophet of community: the romantic socialism of Gustav Landauer - Eugene Lunn

Eugene Lunn's in-depth study of Gustav Landauer's life and thought.

Radical agriculture - Murray Bookchin

Murray Bookchin

An essay in which Murray Bookchin outlines his ideal system of food cultivation and criticizes the existing, capitalistic system. Appeared in Radical Agriculture (1972), ed. Richard Merrill.

Book review - Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red

A review of Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red Alex Prichard, Ruth Kinna, Saku Pinta and David Berry (eds) Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-230-28037-3 (hb)

Socialism or Your Money Back: Articles from the Socialist Standard 1904-2004

Socialism or Your Money Back: Articles from the Socialist Standard 1904-2004

Published by The Socialist Party to mark the centenary of its formation, Socialism or Your Money Back presents a " . . .running commentary from a socialist perspective of the key events of the last hundred years as they happened. Two world wars, the Russian Revolution, the General Strike and the rise of Hitler are covered, as are the civil war in Spain, Hiroshima, the politics of pop, democracy and the silicon chip, and much more.

Government in the future - Noam Chomsky

Text of Noam Chomsky's 1970 lecture on the possibilities for a libertarian socialist society and against both liberal capitalist and state socialist alternatives.

The Proletarian Public - The Practice of Proletarian Self-Emancipation [1996] Peter Critchley

"... I wanted to write on the proletarian transformation of politics and the tradition of 'socialism from below'. I share that commitment to working class self-emancipation and autonomy, and so gathered materials for a thesis on proletarian order... hoping to inform a little, inspire and just pay tribute to... all those who breathed fire and life into socialism. "

A history of socialist thought - G.D.H. Cole

All of G.D.H. Cole's five volume (in seven parts) series chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1789 to 1939.

The socialist programme - Socialism Reaffirmed

Second text by Socialism Reaffirmed, later renamed Solidarity, laying out a libertarian socialist programme. Breaking with the politics of social democracy and Trotskyism, it tries to set forth the tasks of the socialist revolution and aims at eliminating the road which the working class can take to emancipate itself. Published around 1960.