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Revolutionary Memes Extreme’s guide to Leftism Version 4.5

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“The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.”

Oscar Wilde

This guide is for you to learn about socialism, and what socialists believe. Maybe you want to learn to better argue against our ideas, or deepen your understanding of the broader left. This is supposed to give you answers, ideas, or new interests. I am a leftist, and I am a communalist, I want all biases clear. Ultimately this guide is for you to actually learn the positions of the far left from a far leftist.

Everything I post here besides one or two books at the end is found for FREE online.

1. Definitions
2. Short Q&A’s
3. Types of socialism
4. What is capitalism? What are our critiques?
5. What does this matter to me?
6. Common arguments addressed.
7. Admin choice of educational, interesting, or entertaining content.

1. Definition cheat sheet:

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

your high school

“We feel free because we lack the very language to articulate our unfreedom.”

Zizek

Capitalism – An economic system focused on the movement of Capital, it has three main characteristics; markets, wage labor, and private ownership over the means of production. It is a specific mode of production where production is done for exchange.

Socialism – Where the workers own the means of production. It is a different mode of production, in which production is done socially instead of for exchange. There are many forms, and you can find specific examples further down in the guide. In marxist theory it is the transitional phase to Communism.

Communism – A form of socialism with no classes, no state, and operated on the economic principle of “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Considered moneyless as well. Someone is classified as a communist if they ultimately want this goal.

Capital – The private ownership over wealth in the form of factories, firms, banks, or large swaths of money. Capital is used by the capitalist class (the people and shareholders that control these private entities) to accumulate profit. It is distinct from one’s personal house or wage as these are ends to living in themselves.

Means of Production – From wikipedia, “the means of production are physical, non-human inputs used for the production of economic value, such as facilities, machinery, tools,infrastructural capital and natural capital. The means of production includes two broad categories of objects: instruments of labor (tools, factories, infrastructure, etc.) and subjects of labor (natural resources and raw materials). If creating a good, people operate on the subjects of labor, using the instruments of labor, to create a product; or, stated another way, labour acting on the means of production creates a good.”

Private Propery vs. Personal property – Private property is the Means of Production, say a toothbrush factory or a large firm that owns thousands of empty or rented out houses. Personal property is your own used property to live and enjoy yourself, say your toothbrush or your own personal house.

Class – your role in society related to material conditions and economic/political/social power, including the bourgeoisie (capitalist class, 1%), and proletariat (working class) among others that exist today, and throughout history as different economic systems such a feudalism had (lord and serf, master and slave, ect.).

Search for a specific term:
https://www.marxists.org/glossary/

2. Common Questions:

“No such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people”

our parents

Q: Why hasn’t socialism won yet / out competed capitalism?
A: The simple answer is: it just hasn’t, we live in a world still dominated by global capital, it is sort of like asking “Why hasn’t capitalism won out yet” during feudal times.

Q: Isn’t it just government programs/nationalized industries/taxes?
A: Socialism is a mode of production, a government is apart of the system of capitalism and works within the framework of capitalism, the mode of production where there is exchange between commodities. To go beyond a private/public dichotomy is to understand that socialists want to change the very way we relate with production, products of society, and each other.
It becomes more apparent, that the state is a tool of a capitalist class, when you look at what laws are passed. The only people that have an effect, are the very rich. From Princeton:
https://scholar.princeton.edu/…/gilens_and_page_2014_-testi…

Also Marx was against taxes and the welfare state.

Q: Was Hitler/ Nazis socialist?
A: No, he privatized banks, busted unions and jailed socialists. The most famous poem from the period has the phrase “First he came for the socialists…” which Hitler literally did. But really we can solve this by asking this question: did the workers own the means of production in Nazi Germany? The answer, is no.

Q: Are the socialists gonna take my house / car?
A: There are five empty houses for every homeless person. Why would we be interested in that? We are interested in changing how people and society at large relate to our labor and production, and make it democratic in how it is done, what is made, and how it is distributed. This means something like the housing industry would have more effective distribution along with a comprehensive plan that gives communities and workers control over new projects.

Q: But doesn’t communism have a strong state?
A: Communism is by definition a stateless society– all communists regardless of their tactics work towards this goal. The Soviet Union and its allies claimed to be socialist states; they saw this as a route to reaching communism. Many communists disassociate themselves from the actions of these states while some defend them. The topic of whether there should be a state, centralization of power, and organization of a state on the road to socialism is still heavily debated amongst socialists.

Q: But isn’t anarchism chaos?
A: No! In fact it is organization! When we refer to anarchism we speak of social anarchism! Anarchy means, from its Greek roots “without rulers.” It is an anti-capitalist ideology that calls for no state with many forms, most of which having laws and straight forward ways of doing things. In fact, communism is a form of anarchism, along with syndicalism, mutualism, collectivism and others!

Q: Without money what will motivate us?
A:Research show that money isn’t the most powerful motivator, what drives us is purpose and we should make that purpose social!
Further information in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

Q: But don’t leftists just not understand economics?
A: Marx’s Law of Value (Labor Theory of Value) was confirmed to be an empirically correct theory of value under capitalism, and that only Sraffa’s (post-Keynesian) price theory even comes close, citing these resources:
The Scientific Status of the Labour Theory of Value
by: W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell
http://users.wfu.edu/cottrell/eea97.pdf
The Empirical Strength of the Labour Theory of Value
http://www.academia.edu/…/The_empirical_strength_of_the_lab…

3. Introduction videos into socialist schools of thought:

“If you don’t do theory, theory will do you.”

Falguni Sheth

Overviews:

Marxism 101 by Richard Wolff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P97r9Ci5Kg

Introduction to Anarchism by Philosophytube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCAUmh99hMI

The history of Anarchism in 8 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YitdjMORoU

Social Ecology on domination:
https://youtu.be/CP2_4wrCmkA

From Marxism to Communalism and Confederalism: Bookchin and Öcalan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhIUsALCBA

Introductory reading materials to tendencies:
Communalism Pamphlet
http://www.communalismpamphlet.net/
Along with:
Social Ecology and Communalism
http://social-ecology.org/…/…/12/What-is-Social-Ecology1.pdf

Socialism: Utopian and Scientific (Marxism/Historical Materialism):
https://www.marxists.org/…/ma…/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm

What is anarchy?
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/…/donald-rooum-and-freedom-…

More specific schools of thought:

Videos:

Libertarian Municipalism and Democratic Confederalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nVd-gIdqfM

Anarcho-Syndicalism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RwlaNva_4g

Marxist Leninism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPAg3txb7FI

Maoism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGHR5YNYE-8

Articles:

Anarcho-communism:
https://libcom.org/thou…/anarchist-communism-an-introduction

DeLeonism (with pictures and diagrams):
http://www.deleonism.org/industrial-government.htm

Trotskyism:
https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/faq/faq-eng.htm

Democratic Socialism:
https://www.marxists.org/…/news…/amersocialist/cochran07.htm

There are plenty other tendencies, and I encourage you to search for more as you get an idea of what interests you.

4. Economics??? What is Capitalism? Why money? Why rich people? Why we no like?

“The material relations between people, become social relations between objects.”

me stealing a quote

A series of videos that are easily digestible to give you an outline of leftist economics. Make sure to watch it all the way through, common questions (certainly many I’ve seen in the comments section) get answered as the theory’s pieces are put into place. May require a few viewings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch…

Follow along with his blog here: https://kapitalism101.wordpress.com/…/law-of-value-introdu…/

“I watched the video series, I now want more!”
Excellent, there’s plenty of lecture series by Anwar Shaikh, David Harvey, Richard D. Wolff etc., that you can find on YouTube.

However, I would highly recommend the following books if you’re looking to get started, but make sure to read “Value Price and Profit” by Marx first if you aren’t exactly confident about the content in the videos. It’s short and assumes a completely free market, it makes it easy:

  • Das Kapital
  • Elgar Companion to Post-Keynesian Economics
  • Elgar Companion to Marxian Economics

(If you can’t find the Elgar companion there’s plenty of other introductory books)

Dude this is a lot of information, I don’t have time for this
I know. These things get concepts down in less time but have a less overall picture of what we believe:

What is Class? by Phd Richard Wolff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euH3pAuLuko

Mexie, aspiring PhD, The Reserve Army of Labour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgJlsBCmrUA

How Private Property Hinders Scientific Progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ckLjo71vAs

Mexie “don’t let the title fool you” Finance, Crisis and Stagnation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oMsg9dfwhg

The Myth of the Barter Economy
https://www.theatlantic.com/…/02/barter-society-myth/471051/

The wealthy in Florence today are the same families that were wealthy 600 years ago
https://www.vox.com/20…/5/…/11691818/barone-mocetti-florence

Poor at 20, Poor for Life
https://www.theatlantic.com/…/social-mobility-ameri…/491240/

Artificial Scarcity in a world of overproduction: an escape that isn’t
http://www.metamute.org/…/artificial-scarcity-world-overpro…

How Neoliberalism Threatens Democracy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMMJ9HqzRcE

Falling Rate of Profit
***needs replacement as easier, 20 minute video was deleted, this is a placeholder***
http://www.eatonak.org/…/The%20Falling%20Rate%20of%20Profit…
***VERY boring video on the falling rate of profit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypJ_tcnfaWA

The Economy of the USSR (was it socialist?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZhJ-74FcR8

The Law of Value and Socialism
https://www.marxists.org/…/…/tsushima/labor-certificates.htm

“Wait, where can I get a Phd Economist to give me weekly/monthly economic updates!?”
My man Wolff gotcha covered:
https://www.youtube.com/user/democracyatwrk

A recent topic has been UBI, or universal basic income, and I think an examination of what is likely the next economic revolution under capitalism is important:

Universal Basic Income: A Critique by Badmouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J10jKdPRN9A

Universal Basic Income vs. Le Salaire à Vie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcLelEGYQGM

Noam Chomsky & Yanis Varoufakis discuss Basic Income (Universal Income)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAunDooMJb0

Why basic income is a bad idea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGBQwZsp3T0

New Economic Thinking is awesome, it covers a HUGE range of issues you may find interesting from how water and oceans are treated under capitalism, to the economics of aging:
https://www.youtube.com/user/INETeconomics

Guy who makes great, short videos on the labor theory of value specifically? Meet Brendan Mcooney
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOVUyXd-d5P-hznNF9zJQ-g
Interviews from leftist economists on today’s issues and theory:
Yanis Varoufakis, the guy who could’ve fixed greece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihVcrnFag1s

Yanis Varoufakis – Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKaPeWoS7PQ

Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises, Professor Anwar Shaikh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1M55pS4SCA

We can’t economize all of the problems of the world. The entire point of leftism is critique power structures and imagine societies out of them. That’s what these resources are here for, to give you ideas.

5. How does this affect me?

“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed — what the hell do you have to lose?”

Trump

Capitalist Workplace vs. Socialist workplace:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4tIhHHvzNA

Co-ops and Mondragon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-CuPWrGax4

On Wage Labor:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_RcE2o08gA

The case for Liberty by Libertarian Socialist Rants:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiq-PREk2IE

Cultural Commodification by Murray Bookchin:
https://youtu.be/JlN2o-Wrra8

Women, Race and Class
https://www.marxists.org/…/autho…/davis-angela/housework.htm

Hierarchy and Authority by AnarchoPAC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iDV-RGvCow

“There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. The poor can think of nothing else. That is the misery of being poor.”

Oscar Wilde

Solving The Crisis of Our Environment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky8rPRUjZhw

How Capitalism and Racism Support Each Other
https://truthout.org/…/how-capitalism-and-racism-support-e…/

Fred Hampton – “Political Prisoner”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy1gveC3GVs

Race and Class
https://www.marxists.org/…/callinic…/1992/xx/race-class.html

Meat Markets and the Abolition of Gender and Sex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mD5flKPu3g

What is Socialist Feminism?
https://www.marxists.org/…/ehrenreic…/socialist-feminism.htm

Patriarchy Gets Funky
https://www.marxists.org/…/su…/philosophy/works/us/klein.htm

6. Arguments against socialism:

“The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.”

Karl Marx

“I have some arguments against socialism and personally all I want to do is argue.”
If you find it difficult to actually talk with us or want to actually try and convince us, you can get out of the way arguments that probably are poor points and won’t convince anyone. It will prepare you if you seriously want to discuss it with leftists.

Does the Left Hate the Family? (how to address actual leftist theory)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlBXj4s9adM

Jerry Cohen – Against Capitalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJtSXkZQf0A

To Other Working Americans
https://www.redneckrevolt.org/…/…/TO-OTHER-WORKING-AMERICANS

Reading the Right – Volume One: The Bell Curve
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgZFGgJlAsk

Reading the Right – Volume 2: Cultural Marxism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fsbQP4lYUE

Argument ad Venezuelum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=le86H7Xfjrc

“When we ask for the abolition of [Capitalism,] the State and its organs we are always told that we dream of a society composed of men better than they are in reality. But no; a thousand times, no. All we ask is that men should not be made worse than they are, by such institutions!”

Kropotkin

Marx Believed in Human Nature
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qi4dyFp2FBw

What drives us? (Latest research in what motivates people)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc

Why hierarchy creates a destructive force within the human psyche (by Dr. Robert Sapolsky)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4UMyTnlaMY

Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature from a Yale Lecture series:
https://www.youtube.com/watch…

“It is often said that force is no argument. That entirely depends, however, on what one wants to prove.”

Oscar Wilde

“Jordan Peterson says…”
Jordan Peterson knows less about Marxism than first year college students, has an infantile and incorrect reading of Nietzsche, and is a postmodernist without even realizing it.

Refuting Jordan Peterson’s Capitalist Realism (against common anti-leftist arguments)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGld3FbDY6s

Jordan Peterson – engaging with conservative rebels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QFZWXtEwLw

Jordan Peterson and Progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FucMhEKKgc

The Economic Calculation Problem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAwo8A09CO4

Generic Arguments Against Communism Refuted
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0NlF7LRuNg

Arguments against Anarchism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XEosCE5hRE

Debating Richard Spencer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb1iyqfVvvA

George Orwell on Socialism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPgIqDWBLDQ

Darwin, Conservatism, the Pill, and Black Pigeon Speaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O98HtNDDYi8

7. MORE CONTENT, VIDEOS, DOCUMENTARIES, ETC.

“In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.”

Guy Debord

Murray Bookchin – The Real Roots of Traditional Libertarianism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnj3dObd6do

The start of Libertarian Socialist Rants–ummm– rant “The case against hierarchy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIvn8qjyrzk

The tragedy of the “Commons?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcwXME-PNuE

Baltimore, the anatomy of an uprising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r6GBo_7UNc

Labor Vouchers Explained:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMfExwigqNY

The Capitalist Realism of Black Mirror
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TNgCeOpdAw

Manufacturing Consent 1 of 2 (Market Consent) (Part 2 is unfortunately lost at the moment)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7G4WIa-HAk

Manufacturing Consent (Chomsky’s theory)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34LGPIXvU5M

The Paris Commune: Our First Revolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXlHGseyvfw

Capitalism and Star Wars (the Slow Cancellation of the Future)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX-HfNIN-pc

Racism, Law, & Politics (Race Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGIetWAds6A

Why are we the good guys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LlqjMHwTW4

The Philosophy of Antifa
https://youtu.be/bgwS_FMZ3nQ

Kill All Normies: The End of the Culture War? (“Cultural Marxism” and the alt right’s perceived culture war)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEJaUdgPMRM

Does the Left Hate Free Speech?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGTDhutW_us

Zuckerberg’s Robots and Capitalist Crisis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ0QkYWhh0M

The rise of the Postmodern Politician
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ydF5hE5Q4

Taxi Driver A Study of Masculinity & Existentialism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pAcJ0lFu94

RENT – Look Pretty and Do As Little as Possible: A Video Essay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0qfFbtIj5w

The Road to Socialism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuURejx4aLE

Michel Foucault
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBJTeNTZtGU

Interviews, lectures, and talks from leftist thinkers:

Yanis Varoufakis on Europe, UKIP and Post-Capitalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X034u2pls3M

Europe is Kaput. Long live Europe! – Slavoj Žižek, Yanis Varoufakis and Julian Assange
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjxAArOkoA0

Economics and the Moral Order
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44EPrrZAgWY

The History of Neoliberalism – David Harvey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2skNu7YEM0

Debate Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault – On human nature (turn on youtube subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wfNl2L0Gf8

Kill All Normies: Angela Nagle On The Alt-Right
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bybELxJJtwY

Noam Chomsky (2013) “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SOw55BU7yg

Janet Biehl – From Marxism to Communalism and Confederalism: Bookchin and Öcalan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djhIUsALCBA

Eirik Eiglad – The Communalist Alternative to Capitalist Modernity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_03EgMm3l4

Murray Bookchin – Forms of Freedom – Talk – 1985
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqPwr-cVz_M

Michael Parenti: Capitalism vs. Reality
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcImfx8tunI

Report-back from the Revolution in Rojava
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCkAjqw1AyQ

Angela Davis: Wars Against Women
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeA-m1jbi28

Slavoj Zizek | How And Why Violence Functions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWKr7NlSDAA

Murray Bookchin “Visions of a New Society” Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_jfS4Q-k30

Eclectic articles pertaining to politics and leftism (They’re worth your time, promise):

Communalism reading list:
http://social-ecology.org/…/ise-intens…/ise-seminar-reading/

News, lax perspectives, and basics:

Capitalism vs. Socialism: a Changed Debate
https://www.democracyatwork.info/capitalism_vs_socialism_a_…

Noam Chomsky Calls For ‘Militant Labor Movement’ To Transform American Politics And Fight Trump
http://www.foreconomicjustice.org/?p=16281

Twenty-First Century Victorians
https://www.jacobinmag.com/…/victorian-values-fitness-organ…

Fighting Climate Change and Capitalism at the Same Time
http://www.slate.com/…/this_changes_everything_naomi_klein_…

Pentagon Video Warns of “Unavoidable” Dystopian Future for World’s Biggest Cities
https://theintercept.com/…/pentagon-video-warns-of-unavoid…/

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says
https://www.theguardian.com/…/100-fossil-fuel-companies-inv…

The Basic Principle of Production in Rojava
http://www.abstraktdergi.net/the-basic-principle-of-the-ec…/

Theoretical learning:

“There are periods in the life of human society when revolution becomes an imperative necessity, when it proclaims itself as inevitable. New ideas germinate everywhere, seeking to force their way into the light, to find an application in life; everywhere they are opposed by the inertia of those whose interest it is to maintain the old order; they suffocate in the stifling atmosphere of prejudice and traditions.”

Kropotkin

Albert Einstein’s Why Socialism?
https://monthlyreview.org/2009/05/01/why-socialism/

How Nonviolence Protects the State
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/…/peter-gelderloos-how-nonv…

The Economy of Rojava
https://cooperativeeconomy.info/the-economy-of-rojava/

Reason, creativity and freedom: The communalist model
http://social-ecology.org/wp/2017/02/communalist-model/

The Future of the Left
https://motherboard.vice.com/…/ursula-le-guin-future-of-the…

Daniel De Leon’s Reform or Revolution?
https://www.marxists.org/archi…/deleon/works/1896/960126.htm

The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception
https://www.marxists.org/…/archive/adorno/1944/culture-indu…

Political Indifferentism by Marx
https://www.marxists.org/…/marx/…/1873/01/indifferentism.htm

The Concepts of Ideology, Hegemony, and Organic Intellectuals in Gramsci’s Marxism
https://www.marxists.org/…/p…/theoretical-review/1982301.htm

A Philosophical Naturalism
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/Anarchist_…/…/philosonatural.html

The Part played by Labour in the Transition from Ape to Man by Engels
https://www.marxists.org/…/1876/part-played-labour/index.htm

The Darkness at the End of the Tunnel: Artificial Intelligence and Neoreaction
https://www.viewpointmag.com/…/the-darkness-at-the-end-of-…/

On Authority, Engels
https://www.marxists.org/arch…/…/works/1872/10/authority.htm

Mikhail Bakunin, What is Authority?
https://www.marxists.org/…/bakunin/works/various/authrty.htm

Huey Newton introduces Revolutionary Intercommunalism
https://libcom.org/…/huey-newton-introduces-revolutionary-i…

Intercommunalism: The Late Theorizations of Huey P. Newton
https://www.viewpointmag.com/…/intercommunalism-the-late-t…/

Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?
https://www.marxists.org/…/…/adorno/1968/late-capitalism.htm

Marxism And Darwinism
https://www.marxists.org/…/panne…/1912/marxism-darwinism.htm

Class Consciousness by Georg Lukacs
https://www.marxists.org/archive/…/works/history/lukacs3.htm

The Population Myth
https://theanarchistlibrary.org/…/murray-bookchin-the-popul…

Federalism, Socialism, Anti-Theologism
https://www.marxists.org/…/wor…/various/reasons-of-state.htm

Them and Us: four new essays by Subcomandante Marcos
https://roarmag.org/essays/them-and-us-subcomandante-marcos/

Lumpen 130: The Municipalism Issue
http://www.lumpenmagazine.org/lumpen-130-the-municipalism-…/

Social Morals and Ethics of Nature: from Peter Kropotkin to Murray Bookchin
https://www.democracynature.org/vol5/padovan_morals.htm

Not All Politics is Identity Politics
https://demandutopia.net/not-all-politics-is-identity-poli…/

How radical municipalism can go beyond the local
https://theecologist.org/…/how-radical-municipalism-can-go-…

The Mass Strike, the Political Party and the Trade Unions by Rosa
https://www.marxists.org/…/luxem…/1906/mass-strike/index.htm

Amadeo Bordiga 1951, Proletarian Dictatorship and Class Party
https://www.marxists.org/…/bordi…/works/1951/class-party.htm

USSR and Lenin focused:

The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe – The Roots of The Crisis (USSR Collapse Part 1)
https://www.versobooks.com/…/2490-the-soviet-union-and-east…

Bolshevism, Real and Imagined
https://jacobinmag.com/…/lenin-russian-revolution-bolshevik…

The Russian Revolution (1918) by Rosa Luxemburg
https://www.marxists.org/…/1918/russian-revolution/index.htm

Lenin: A Study on the Unity of his Thought
https://www.marxists.org/…/lukacs/works/1924/lenin/index.htm

What was the USSR? – Aufheben
https://libcom.org/library/what-was-ussr-aufheben

How Lenin Studied Marx
https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1936/xx/lenin.htm

“Can you just give me documentaries to watch, so I can sit, have a beer and have some popcorn?”

Suggested documentaries and movies:

Plutocracy #1, Political Repression in America: on the competing forces of labor and capital
https://youtu.be/gohal9CW7t00

Hypernormalization: On trump, Terrorism, and our current economic state
https://youtu.be/-fny99f8amM

John Berger / Ways of Seeing , Episode 1 (Watch it all!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pDE4VX_9Kk

Reading the Right – Volume One: The Bell Curve
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgZFGgJlAsk

Reading the Right – Volume 2: Cultural Marxism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fsbQP4lYUE

The Shock Doctrine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6yceBTf_Vs

Manufacturing Consent (Chomsky)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnrBQEAM3rE

The IWW: The one big union
https://youtu.be/8ciHHJeCgWk

Four horseman:
https://youtu.be/5fbvquHSPJU

Thomas Sankara: The Upright Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kItKeYK9D3k

The Zapatista Uprising (20 Years Later)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HAw8vqczJw

The Country of Two Rivers (Rojavan Revolution)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fipJAwje68

All Power To The People – The Black Panther Party & Beyond
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKvE6_s0jy0

Anarchism in America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHGl9a8BcqI

History of Anarcho-Syndicalist Catalonia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9X8vgdHw10

“I like youtube videos, got youtubers?”

I personally recommend Zero Books, Anarchopac, Democracy at Work, Mexie, FreiHeitXXI and Philosophy Tube. However here is a large list

List of you tube channels:

FreiHeitXXI (Interviews and lectures on Social Ecology)
Xexizy (Perspectives of Leninism)
Democracy at Work (Economist P.h.D. Richard Wolff’s project, monthly economic updates and more)
New Economic Thinking (Many economic experts interviewed and giving lectures)
Brendanmcooney (makes short entertaining video about economic concepts)
DemocraticSocialist01 (Perspectives of a Democratic Socialist)
Libertarian Socialist Rants (Perspectives of an anarchist)
Anarchopac (anarchist perspectives)
Zero Books (Critical Theory publisher, analyzes pop culture and ideas in an entertaining video formats, along with a podcast)
Philosophy Tube (A channel that goes through philosophical concepts, such as race and power)
BadMouseProductions (an anarchist perspective)
The Finnish Bolshevik (A marxist leninist perspective)
Socialism Explained (Easily digestible bite sized videos on socialism)
Hbomberguy (Argues against racists and reactionaries, and analyzes video games, and the video game industries)
ProSocialism (A Trotskyist perspective)
Contrapoints (Educational topics, from race to gender)
Mexie (an economist working towards a phd)
ForeverJameses (excellent video essays)

Websites:

Democracynow.org
Itsgoingdown.org
Marxists.org
Libcom.org
Jacobinmag.com
Prole.info
FreeOcalan.org
Democracyatwork.info
Zero-books.net/
Revleft.com/
Theanarchistlibrary.org
social-ecology.org

Short reading list, many of the readings are short, find a pdf!:

These readings are in (loose) order of philosophical history and what builds on each other…

  • Proudhon’s What is Property?
  • Rousseau’s Discourse on Inequality
  • Rousseau’s Social Contract
  • Karl Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Programme
  • Engel’s Socialism: Utopian and Scientific
  • The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin (thebreadbook.org)
  • The Next Revolution by Murray Bookchin
  • Rosa’s Revolution or Reform
  • Tressell’s The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
  • Wilde’s Soul of Man Under Socialism
  • The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
  • Capitalist Realism by Mark Fisher

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”

Engels
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