state socialism

The IWW, the state, and international affiliations

RILU, IWW, IWA

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.

The Communist Party of the United States: from the Depression to World War II

An overview of the American Communist Party from the time right before the Popular Front era until World War II and the Hitler-Stalin Pact.

Socialist electoralism and the capitalist state

occupy the ballot?

This blog post raises some questions posed by the election of Kshama Sawant to Seattle City Council and related developments, questions for people who are pro- and who are anti- this kind of electoral effort.

The Spanish civil war: revolution and counterrevolution - Burnett Bolloten

This monumental book offers a comprehensive history and analysis of Republican political life during the Spanish Civil War.

An open letter to I.S. comrades - Solidarity

An open letter to I.S. comrades

“On the relations between types of revolutionary organisation and the types of society they are likely to bring about.” Issued as a Solidarity pamphlet in 1968 and 1972.

Thoughts on bureaucracy - Bob Potter

Bob Potter of Solidarity critiques bureaucratic state socialism in 1963.

Socialism in Minneapolis: thinking about elections

An analyses of socialist electoralism in Minneapolis, by John O'Reilly.

Power to the people, not politicians! A critique of socialist electoralism

Statement from the Minnesota Local Collective of First of May Anarchist Alliance regarding the Socialist Alternative campaign for City Council in Minneapolis. SA seems poised to make some electoral breakthroughs in Seattle and Minneapolis where they may score over 40% of the vote and conceivably even win seats in city government. This prospect has caused quite a bit of discussion on the Left which is likely to only increase after the election.

Against the IWW series part 2: The IWW (1955) by James P Cannon

The second in Recomposition's series at looking at some of the arguments against the IWW. James P Cannon argues that the Russian Revolution made the IWW irrelevant and out of touch.