Programs, Strategies, Manifestos

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The ABC of Communism
Bukharin, Preobrazhensky; (edited by Carr, E. H.)
Book
1920
Written as a commentary on the Bolshevik Party program, combining a vision of communist society with a program for practical action.
Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal
Kropotkin, Peter
Article
1901
A different conception of society, very different from that which now prevails, is in process of formation. Under the name of Anarchy, a new interpretation of the past and present life of society aris...
Anarchism: What It Really Stands For
Goldman, Emma
Article
1910
Anarchsim: The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as...
Another world is possible if...
George, Susan
Book
2004
Susan George suggests that we can create a new and better world -- if we act together to bring about changes. She discusses the ifs and hows.
The Arusha Declaration
Nyerere, Julius
Article
1967
Tanganyika African National Union's policy on Socialism and Self-Reliance.
A Better World: Programme of the Worker-communist Party of Iran
Article
The actual lives and actions of people themselves reveal a deep-seated belief in the possibility and even the certainty of a better future.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Common Sense
Paine, Thomas
Book
1776
Thomas Paine's justification of revolution.
The Communist Manifesto
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
1848
Written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels as the theoretical and practical platform of the Communist League, a workers' association.
The Communist Manifesto in Perspective
Hobsbawm, Eric
Article
1998
Eric Hobsbawm’s opening address to the international conference organised by Espaces Marx on the 150th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto.
Critique of the Gotha Programme
Marx, Karl
Article
1875
Karl Marx's criticisms of the programme adopted by congress to unite the two German socialist parties in 1875.
A Decentralist Manifesto
Borsodi, Ralph
Article
1958
No political institution can be considered human and properly adapted to the nature of humankind if it in any way infringes upon liberty; if it even in the slightest, interferes with the conditions ne...
Declaration of Independence
Jefferson, Thomas
Article
1776
The document in which the 13 American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain.
Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Article
1789
Approved by the National Assemby of France August 26, 1789.
The Freedom Charter
Article
1955
Adopted at the Kliptown Congress of the African National Congress.
The Green Book
Article
1979
Report of the Politico-Military Strategy Commission to the African National Congress National Executive Committee, 1979.
History is Knocking
Article
Popular Resistance's manifesto against the destructive aspects of U.S. foreign and domestic policy.
Inaugural Address of the International Workingmen's Association
Marx, Karl
Article
1864
Speech by Karl Marx to the founding meeting of the First International.
The International Workingmen's Association, General Rules
Article
1864
Rules of the First International Workingmen's Association, adopted at its founding congress in 1864.
Introduction to the Critique of the Gotha Programme
Korsch, Karl
Article
1922
Next to the Communist Manifesto of 1847-8 and the 'General Introduction' to the Critique of Political Economy of 1857, the Critique of the Gotha Programme of 1875 is, of all Karl Marx's shorter works,...
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Article
2015
We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory. so we need to Leap.
The Left Alternative
Unger, Roberto
Book
2009
Unger writes a manifesto that engages a vital question of our time: where should the Left go from here? In his analysis, Unger examines the major debates in the world today and he rallies for alternat...
Letter to Bracke
Marx, Karl
Article
1875
Karl Marx comments on the unity programme (Gotha programme) of the German Democratic Workers Party and the People's Party.
Manifesto: 10 Theses of the Leftist Opposition in Ukraine
The Left Opposition Collective
Article
2014
Replacing one set of politicians and oligarchs with another without overall systemic changes will not improve Ukrainian's lives. Instead, the Left Opposition Collective, a group of social and union ac...
Manifesto of Surrealism
Breton, Andre
Article
1924
Surrealism is the invisible ray which will one day enable us to win out over our opponents.
Manifesto of the Communist International to the Workers of the World
Trotsky, Leon
Article
1919
Adopted by the founding congress of the Third International (Comintern) in March 1919.
The Manifesto of the Network of Alternative Resistance
Article
1999
Contrary to the defensive position in which rebel and alternative groups and movements often find themselves, we believe true resistance must include the creation, here and now, of the ties and pionee...
Manifesto of the Paris Commune
Article
1871
Published in Paris Libre, April 21, 1871.
The Manifesto of the People's Global Action
Article
1998
We assert our will to struggle as peoples against all forms of oppression. But we do not only fight the wrongs imposed on us. We are also committed to building a new world.
Manifesto of the Second Congress of the Third International
Article
1920
Adopted in Moscow, August 1920, at the Second World Congress of the Communist International.
Manifesto of the Socialist Party of Canada - 1910
Article
1910
Tthe Socialist Party of Canada is the nucleus of the revolt of the slaves of Canada against capitalism. Its policy is to educate the slaves of Canada to an understanding of their position and organize...
Manifesto of the Third Camp against US Militarism and Islamic Terrorism
Article
2006
The human and genuine solution to the problem of nuclear weapons, to Islamic terrorism and its horrific crimes against the people of the world, and to the militaristic bullying of the US and Western g...
Manifestos, Programs, Visions: Selected Manifestos - Political Statements - Programs
Website
1649
A selection of left manifestos, programs, poltical statements and visions from the 1600s to today.
Marx and Engels Collected Works Volume 24: Marx and Engels 1874 - 1883
Marx, Karl; Engels, Friedrich
Book
Includes the Critique of the Gotha Programme, and Socialism: Utopian and Scientific.
May 1968 Graffiti
Article
1968
"Don't consume Marx, live him."
News & Letters: Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2006 - 2007
Article
2006
We aim to help fill the void on the question of "what happens after" by creatively rethinking and restating his concept of "revolution in permanence" for today.
On the Spartacus Programme
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1918
For us the conquest of power will not be effected at one blow. It will be a progressive act, for we shall progressively occupy all the positions. of the capitalist state, defending tooth and nail each...
The Organisational Structure of the Communist Parties, the Methods and Content of Their Work: Theses
Article
1921
Adopted at the Third Congress of the Communist International (Comintern) in 1921.
Our Program and the Political Situation
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1918
Tthe text of a speech by Rosa Luxemburg to the Founding Congress of the Communist Party of Germany (Spartacus League), made on December 31, 1918.
The People's Charter
Article
1839
The Chartists' Peoples Charter of 1839.
A People's Manifesto: Let's Roll Back Austerity and Claim Real Democracy!: Urgent common priorities for a democratic, social, ecological and feminist Europe
Article
2013
Europe stands on the edge of a precipice, looking into the abyss. Austerity policies drive the peoples of Europe into poverty, undercut democracy and dismantle social policies. Rising inequalities end...
The People's Petition
Article
1838
The Chartist Petition of 1838.
Perspectives for Conscious Change in Everyday Life
Debord, Guy
Article
1961
Guy Debord says that to study everyday life would be a completely absurd undertaking, unable even to grasp anything of its object, if this study was not expressly for the purpose of transforming every...
Platform
Makno, Nestor
Book
1926
The Platform of the Communist International
Article
1919
Adopted by the founding congress of the Third International, March 1919.
A Political Statement of the Libertarian Socialist Collective
Libertarian Socialist Collective
Article
1979
The socialist perspective, as we see it, implies a total critique of human society as it is presently constituted. Socialism means a total transformation of life and social institutions - a project of...
Preliminaries Toward Defining a Unitary Revolutionary Program
Debord, Guy
Article
1960
Written as a platform for discussion within the Situationist International, and for its linkup with revolutionary militants of the workers movement.
The Program of the Minority
James, C.L.R.; Dunayevskaya, Raya; et al
Article
1946
Statement of the minority in the (U.S.) Workers Party.
The Programme of the Parti Ouvrier
Marx, Karl; Guesde, Jules
Article
1880
This document was drawn up in May 1880, when French workers' leader Jules Guesde came to visit Marx in London. The Preamble was dictated by Marx, while the other two parts of minimum political and eco...
The Regina Manifesto: Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Programme
Article
Adopted by the founding convention of the CCCF in Regina, Saskatchewan, July, 1933.
Regroupment & Refoundation of a U.S. Left
Article
2009
Perspectives for socialist renewal in the 21st century.
Reimagining Society
Website
An online collection of visions, proposals and strategies for social transformation.
Revolution Re-Assessed: Politics of Human Liberation
Article
1980
The political objectives and beliefs of the Australian-based Libertarian Socialist Organisation.
The Socialist League and the Struggle for a Socialist Canada
Article
1974
The Socialist League is a democratic centralist organization which views its main tasks as gathering cadres for the future mass revolutionary party.
Socialist Thought: A Documentary History
Fried, Albert; Sanders, Ronald (eds.)
Book
1964
An anthology of important documents in the history of European socialist thought, from pre-revolutionary France to the 1950s.
Solidarity As We See It
Article
1967
Ten Points on Solidarity's Socialist position - the compromised nature of the "Bolsheviks" and trade unions, the need to "build from below," the desire to see themselves as "merely an instrument of w...
Solidarity (US) Founding Statement
Article
1986
Adopted at the founding national convention of SOLIDARITY in the Spring of 1986.
Statement of Principles of the Hammersmith Socialist Society
Morris, William
Article
1890
Advocates "an essential change in the basis of society: the present basis is privilege for the few and consequent servitude for the many; the further basis will be equality of condition for all, which...
Statement of Principles of the Independent Socialist Club
Draper, Hal
Article
1964
Our view of socialism is both democratic and revolutionary, both humanist and working class; and it is only as a revolutionary-democratic movement of opposition to the Establishments that socialism ca...
Tearing Down the Seven Pillars of Neoliberalism: Manifesto 2007
Attac France
Article
2007
With the beginning of the 1980s, we entered a new era of capitalism, the era of neoliberalism. This project systematically destroys all political, social and ecological restrictions for the activity o...
Theses on the Fundamental Tasks of the Communist International
Article
1920
Adopted at the Second Congress of the Communist International, August 1920.
The Transitional Program: The Death Agony of Capitalism and the Tasks of the Fourth International
Trotsky, Leon
Book
1938
Leon Trotsky's program for the founding of the Fourth International.
The Waffle Manifesto: For an Independent Socialist Canada
Article
1969
The founding statement of the Waffle group within the New Democratic Party.
We Can Change the World: The Real Meaning Of Everyday Life
Stratman, Dave
Book
1991
Stratman draws on his experiences as a parent in the Boston school busing battle and later as Washington director of the National PTA, interviews with British coal miners and striking American meatpac...
What Do We Do Now? Building a Social Movement in the Aftermath of Free Trade
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
We have the potential to create a social movement in this country that goes beyond single-issue organizing to work toward an integrated vision of a more just and caring society.
Winnipeg Declaration of Principles
Article
The principles of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Workers Opposition: Solidarity London Pamphlet
Kollontai, Alexandra
Book
1921
Published in Soviet Russia in January 1921 and banned in March 1921.
The World We Wish To See: Revolutionary Objectives in the Twenty First Century
Amin, Samir
Book
The World We Wish to See presents a sweeping view of twentieth-century political history and a stirring appeal to take political organization seriously. Amin offers provocative analysis of contemporar...

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Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
New Commune-ist Manifesto
A website and blog centred around the book The New Commune-ist Manifesto: Workers of the World, It Really Is Time To Unite!, by Ernesto (Ernie) Raj Peshkov-Chow. The book starts with a question: If K...
News and Letters
An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Red Menace, The
The online archive of the libertarian socialist newsletter The Red Menace. Articles on socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, h...

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Marxists Internet Archive
Website
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
News and Letters
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Articles from a Marxist-Humanist perspective.
The Red Menace
A libertarian socialist newsletter
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1975
Articles on topics such as socialism, Marxism, anarchism, work, popular education, organizing, wages for housework, Leninism, bureaucracy, hierarchy, jargon, prostitution, obscenity, science fiction, ...

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