state socialism

A history of socialist thought: volume IV, part II - communism and social democracy 1914-1931

A History of Socialist Thought: Volume IV, Part II

The second part of the fourth volume in G.D.H. Cole's A History of Socialist Thought series, this one focusing primarily on Communism and Social Democracy, as well as other libertarian currents of Socialism (ex. anarcho-syndicalism) from 1914-1931.

The International Communist League on NAMBLA

Article by the Spartacist League in which they defend the pro-paedophilia organisation the North American Man-Boy Love Association. We completely disagree with this article but reproduce it as evidence of their views. Trigger warning for child abuse.

The International Communist League on Roman Polanski

An absolutely appalling article from the Trotskyist Spartacist League in support of convicted child rapist film director Roman Polanski. We completely disagree with the article but reproduce it as evidence of their sexist, pro-child abuse, rape-denying views. Trigger warning for sexual violence.

The anarchist martyrs of Changsha

A short account of the lives and activities of the Chinese anarchists Huang Ai and Pang Renquan

Responding to the growing importance of the state in the workers' movement

One of a series about the increase in efforts directed at state intervention to improve capitalism, and the need to oppose it within the IWW and for workers organizing.

Poland, 1970-71: workers vs. state - Root & Branch

Poland, 1970-71 : Workers vs. State

Leaflet produced in 1971 by US libertarian socialist group Root & Branch.

A history of socialist thought: volume III, part II - The Second International 1889-1914

A History of Socialist Thought: Volume III, Part II

G.D.H. Cole's second volume chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1889-1914.

European Socialism and Communism: Communist Interventions, vol. 1

First volume of the Communist Interventions series published by the Communist Research Cluster. This first reader deals with the history of European socialism and communism.

The IWW, the state, and international affiliations


A brief article exploring the relationship between state-centered politics and the IWW's considerations in international relations.

The early IWW, the preamble and the break with political socialism

Thomas J Hagerty

A short article on the IWW, electoral politics, the State and the questions it raises for revolutionaries today.