Readings

Prepare to get the most out of the conference! Here are links to recommended readings. More will be posted as they become available.

Anarchism & Horizontalism: Can We Change the World without Taking Power?

Paul D’Amato – Anarchism: How Not to Make a Revolution

Eric Kerl – Contemporary Anarchism

Global Austerity, Global Resistance

“How will the jobs crisis ever end?”, Editorial, Socialist Worker (August 1, 2012).

Richard Seymour, “Quebec teaches another lesson,” Socialist Worker (September 10,2012).

Panos Petrou, “A new season of resistance in Greece,” Socialist Worker (October 22, 2012).

Jonah Birch and Alan Maass, “Crisis and resistance in Europe,” Socialist Worker 748, (November 2012), 12-13.

Jennifer Roesch, “Spontaneity and organization,” in International Socialist Review 85 (September-October 2012), 18-25.

Olivier Besancenot, “The Struggle against Neoliberalism,” in International Socialist Review 82 (March-April 2012), 24-31.

David McNally, Global Slump: The Economics and Politics of Crisis and Resistance, Introduction: The Mutating Crisis of Global Capitalism, 1-12 and Conclusion, 183-194 (Oakland: PM Press, 2011).

Class Struggle Unionism: Rebuilding the Labor Movement

Sharon Smith, “Marxism, Unions, and Class Struggle”

Hal Draper, “Marxism and the Trade Unions”

From the Scottsboro Boys to the Civil Rights Movement: Socialists in the Fight Against Racism

Lee Sustar, Blacks and the 1920s Left

Lee Sustar, Self-determination and the “Black Belt”

Christina Bergmark, The Scottsboro Boys Case

Leon Trotsky and the Black Struggle

J. Meyer/C.L.R. James, The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the US

How the Revolution Was Won

Basic Reading:

Ahmed Shawki, “80 Years Since the Russian Revolution”

More Advanced Reading:

Amy Muldoon, “Classics of Marxism: Leon Trotsky’s History of the Russian Revolution” Part 1 and Part 2

Trotsky’s 3-volume History of the Russian Revolution

Alex Callinicos, “Soviet Power”

How the Revolution Was Lost

Basic Reading:

Chris Harman, “Russia—How the Revolution Was Lost”

More Advanced Reading:

Moshe Lewin, Lenin’s Last Struggle, Chs. 5 & 6

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