reading guides

A World Without Police: Study Guide

This study guide is intended to help activists understand the police and craft strategies to abolish them.

The guide examines the role police play in modern society and how they came to serve this function. It explores the impacts and contradictions of policing, and closes with a look at how communities have resisted police impunity and created alternative means of safety. This guide was compiled by A World Without Police.

Anarchist Science Fiction: Essential Novels - Zeke Teflon - See Sharp Press

Manned Mars landing

Originally from https://seesharppress.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/anarchist-science-fiction-favorite-novels/

What exactly does  “anarchist science fiction” mean? Stories written by anarchists? Stories with anarchist characters? Stories with anarchist settings? Stories that make anarchist political and social points? Stories with an “anarchist sensibility” (whatever that is)? Stories that anarchists will simply enjoy? All of the above? Who knows…..

50 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Works Every Socialist Should Read by China Mieville

Artist impression of a Mars settlement with cutaway view.

Originally from https://fantasticmetropolis.com/i/50socialist/full/

This is not a list of the “best” fantasy or SF. There are huge numbers of superb works not on the list. Those below are chosen not just because of their quality—which though mostly good, is variable—but because the politics they embed (deliberately or not) are of particular interest to socialists. Of course, other works—by the same or other writers—could have been chosen: disagreement and alternative suggestions are welcomed. I change my own mind hour to hour on this anyway.

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale by the Dominion Executive Committee

Car industry: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide on working life and struggles written by and about workers in the global automobile industry.

Starship Stormtroopers: Michael Moorcock

Starship Troopers cover Robert Heinlein

An essay by Michael Moorcock on the saturation of Fascistic and authoritarian themes and messages in Science Fiction literature.

China: reading guide

Little red book poster

Libcom.org's reading guide on China, China's history and the working class movement in the region.

'Rojava revolution' reading guide

The one thing that everyone can agree on about the situation in the Kurdish areas of Syria is that it is complicated.

Here's a list of the most informative writings on the subject from a wide range of political views:

Nao's recommended sources on China

Qinshihuang burning books

Lists of recommended books, articles, films, and websites about China. (Links to commentaries forthcoming.) Updated October 21, 2014.