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6 underrated Marxists who don't get enough love

It's a sad fact that many of the most radical Marxists, whose participation in working class struggle and ideas challenged not only capitalist society but also the social democratic and Leninist tendencies in the workers' movement tend to get ignored by anarchists and Marxists alike.

Paul Mason's workers' bombers

Paul Mason's response to BAE job losses has been to promote a 'left-wing' brand of militarism, summing up many of the problems facing the UK left as it coalesces around the Labour Party, and the limits of this politics as it approaches the reality of state power.

Communist armed struggle in Belgium: An introduction to the CCC and their ideological ground

The CCC were a Belgian communist armed struggle group that was active in the mid-eighties. They did not only place bombs but they also produced a lot of propaganda material, that intellectually fed their different campaigns and they kept writing and publishing during their imprisonment. Upon a few of these documents, this article aims at reflecting on how the group conceived itself and the use of armed struggle as part of a larger communist revolution.

4 ways Labour are attacking the working class right now

Sign on picket line in Birmingham bin strike, 2017.

As the Labour Party conference gets underway, left-wing media personalities, public intellectuals and grassroots activists will discuss important issues of contemporary social injustice. But how much discussion will there be of Labour involvement in that injustice?

Political persecution in republican Spain

Montjuich prison, 1939

Short article by Emma Goldman giving an overview of Stalinist persecution of revolutionary antifascists during the Spanish civil war.

Revolutionary organisation

Pamphlet published by Solidarity containing two texts: Revolutionary Organisation, and "Open letter to IS" (the International Socialists, now the Socialist Workers Party), on how we as revolutionaries should organise ourselves.

Anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism: selected writings by Marx, Engels and Lenin

Marx and Bakunin

A collection of writings of Marx, Engels and Lenin on anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism, published by Progress Publishers.

Corbynism: Leftists Illusions about Labour

Some of those who support Corbyn’s Labour do so with the idea that “it’s the least worst option” but many more actually believe that Labour can reform capitalism in favour of those who create the wealth that is enjoyed by a minority. This article is mainly directed at their distortions.

Kronstadt 1921 - Paul Avrich

Kronstadt poster

A detailed book-length history of the Kronstadt uprising of workers and sailors against the burgeoning Bolshevik dictatorship during the Russian revolution.

The Makhnovist movement and the national question in the Ukraine, 1917-1921

Fedir Shchus, sitting centre with other Makhnovist troops

A detailed account and analysis of the Ukrainian revolutionary anarchist army, during the Russian revolution, written by Aleksandr Shubin.