reading guides

Postal service - reading guide

From postal worker Paul Petard's 'Don't be an overtime addict' comic.

Libcom.org's reading guide on working life and struggles written by and about workers in the postal service.

Key texts

Selected bibliography on the history of the CPs in the Arab East

Selected bibliography put together by the Khamsin collective on the history of the Communist Parties of the Middle East, with books in five different languages.

Selected bibliography on the history of the CPs in the Arab East

Central communist journals

Articles on and by the Arab communist parties can be found in the central press of the world communist movement, in numbers varying from period to period. The main journals are:

  • The Communist International, Leningrad/London.

Understanding left cults (SWP, SP, Spiked, WRP) - a reading list

Animal Farm

Selected reading on cultlike behaviour of left-wing parties in the UK.

Whatever happens to the Socialist Workers Party in the present crisis over rape allegations, non-party activists will be working with (and against) the SWP for some time to come.

Unions - reading guide

libcom.org's reading guide around trade or labour unions and the role they play in modern society.

Key texts

  • Unions - an introduction - libcom.org's clear and concise guide to unions, their function and how we think workers should relate to them.

Work - reading guide

Libcom.org's guide to reading around the subject of work and wage labour in capitalist society, and struggles against them.

Key texts

  • Work - an introduction - libcom.org's, clear, short introduction to work, what is wrong with it, and what we can do about it.

Oriental Jewry annotated bibliography

During the last decade a plethora of books devoted to the subject of Oriental Jewry has been published in Israel or by Israeli authors. The following list, compiled and annotated by Avishai Ehrlich, is only par­tial. Unless mentioned otherwise, the books in this list are in Hebrew.

Iraq
Abraham Ben-Ya'akov, Kitzur toldot yehudei bavel (Short history of the Jews of Babylon), R. Mass, Jerusalem, 1971.

Anarcho-syndicalism - reading guide

Members of anarcho-syndicalist USI-AIT, Milan, 2012.

Libcom.org's reading guide on anarcho-syndicalism, a tradition of anarchist-inspired workers' unions.

Key texts

Women and feminism - reading guide

Mujeres Libres

Libcom.org's reading guide on feminism, women and women's struggles against patriarchy and capital.

Key texts

libcom.org reading guide

Illustration by Clifford Harper.

Libcom.org's reading guides, organised by subject, including other media like film and photographs.

libcom.org further reading guide

Illustration by Clifford Harper

libcom.org's reading guides, organised by subject, including other media like film and photographs.

This guide is always being expanded, so please check back.

Some of these guides have been adapted from Chris Wright's revolutionary reading guide