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This reading list is composed of many influential texts, although it certainly does not exhaust every area of which it tries to cover. Some of these texts we believe in wholeheartedly, some we struggle around. All of them are worth your time. Let us know if there are other great texts you think we need to add.

First of all, we like to start with our book:

Our Book

Our Book

What is Marxism All About? – FIST

Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels


The Principles of Communism

The Communist Manifesto

Wage-Labour and Capital

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

Capital Vol. 1

V.I. Lenin


What Is To Be Done? Burning Questions of Our Movement

Left-Wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder

State and Revolution

Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism

The Right of Nations to Self-Determination

Introduction to Marx, Engels, Marxism

Josef Stalin


Anarchism or Socialism?

Marxism and the National Question

Foundations of Leninism

Dialectical and Historical Materialism

Mao Tse-Tung


Combat Liberalism

ON Contradiction

Oppose Book Worship

On Protracted War

Sam Marcy


Sam Marcy, Second to left, was a founding member of Workers World Party

All below works can be found here: http://www.workers.org/marcy/cd/

A Marxist Defense of the LA Rebellion

Eurocommunism: New Form of Reformism

High Tech, Low Pay

The Bolsheviks and War

The Klan & The Government

Generals Over the White House

Imperialism and the Crisis in the Socialist Camp

The Class Character of the USSR

China 1977: End of the Revolutionary Mao Era

The Bolsheviks and War

Portugal – Revolutionary Developments

China: The Struggle Within

Fred Goldstein

Capitalism At A Dead End — (Shorter pamphlet version)

Low Wage Capitalism

Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky with the Red Army

The Transitional Program

The History of the Russian Revolution

Fascism: What  It  Is and How to Fight It


National Oppression & Liberation

Assata Shakur, former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army

Assata Shakur, former member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army

Assata – by Assata Shakur

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa – by Walter Rodney

The World and Africa – by W. E. Burghardt Du Boi

The Black Jacobins – by C.L.R. James

Live from Death Row – by Mumia Abu-Jamal

Marxism, Liberation and Black Freedom Struggle – edited by Monica Moorehead

Revolutionary Suicide – by Huey P. Newton

Wretched of the Earth – by Frantz Fanon

Malcolm X Talks to Young People: Speeches in the United States, Britain, and Africa – by Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcom X – by Malcolm X

In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s – by Clayborne Carson


LGBTQ Oppression & Liberation

The Roots of Lesbian & Gay Oppression: A Marxist View – by Bob McCubbin with a preface by Shelley Ettinger

Rainbow Solidarity in Defense of Cuba – Leslie Feinberg

Transgender Liberation – by Leslie Feinberg

Stone Butch Blues – by Leslie Feinberg


Women’s Oppression & Liberation


Feminism & Marxism – by Dorothy Ballan

Patriarchy and Accumulation On A World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labour – by Maria Mies

Philosophical Trends In the Feminist Movement – by Anuradha Gandhy

The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House – by Audre Lorde

Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics – by Bell Hooks

Where We Stand: Class Matters – by Bell Hooks


Anti-Imperialism and International

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gives Barack Obama a copy of Eduardo Galeano's Open Veins of Latin America

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gives Barack Obama a copy of Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America – by Eduardo Galeano

Return to the Source: Selected Speeches of Amilcar Cabral War, Racism and Economic Injustice – edited by Africa Information Service

War Without Victory – by Sara Flounders

Gaza: Symbol of Resistance – edited by Joyce Chediac

Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism – by Kwame Nkrumah

The Global Ravages of Capitalism – by Fidel Castro

Marx & Engels — A Biographical Introduction – by Ernesto Che Guevara

The Cadres: Backbone of the Revolution – by Ernesto Che Guevara

Socialism and Man in Cuba – by Ernesto Che Guevara

Philippine Society and Revolution

Expanding Empire – by Vince Copeland