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The Fate of the Russian Revolution: Lost Texts of Critical Marxism, volume 1

Submitted by AWL on 20 December, 2012 - 8:18

By Max Shachtman, Hal Draper, C L R James, Leon Trotsky and others, with an introduction by Sean Matgamna. 608 pages. £8 including postage in UK, £16 including postage outside UK.

Fate volume 1
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Antonio Gramsci: working-class revolutionary

Submitted by martin on 25 September, 2012 - 6:59

Printed book out of print (second edition coming around mid-2014); e-version available below.

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Antonio Gramsci was a leader of the Italian Communist Party in its revolutionary days, and spent all his last years bar a few weeks in Mussolini's fascist jails. The Prison Notebooks he wrote in jail have been quarried to justify many varieties of reformist or liberal politics.

What is capitalism? Can it last?

Submitted by martin on 13 July, 2012 - 3:17

What is capitalism? Can it last? To buy single copies online for £5 click here.

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As economic crisis deepens, the revolutionary left in Europe needs to reorient politically. What kind of anti-capitalism do we stand for? How can the labour movement rebuild itself?

This book of readings aims to redevelop the Marxist socialist critique of capitalism as the political heart of a revolutionary left project for today.

Contents:
Fighting the Tories, what next? By Daniel Randall and Martin Thomas

SOCIALISTS AND EUROPE
Four programmes for the Euro-crisis. By Martin Thomas
Open letter to the left: Do you really want the EU to break up?
The United States of Europe. By Leon Trotsky
Greece: the fight for workers’ control. By Theodora Polenta
Who are the Greek left? A briefing

MARXISM AND THE CRISIS
What is capitalist crisis? By Colin Foster
Marx on capitalist crisis.
Keynes: the educated bourgeois. By Martin Thomas

REBUILDING THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT
Fight for a workers’ government. Two articles on Britain and Greece.
By Martin Thomas
What is the workers’ government? Excerpts from Leon Trotsky
Anti-capitalist, pro-what? By Rhodri Evans
What is the Bolshevik-Trotskyist tradition? By Sean Matgamna
What was the Minority Movement? By Stan Crooke

ISSUES FOR THE LEFT
The truth about BDS. By Harry Glass
What is the Muslim Brotherhood? Two articles by Clive Bradley
“Neither plague nor cholera!”: an open letter to the SWP
Reassessing imperialism: the case of the Falklands war
Building a workers’ “third front” in Iran.
Notes from a talk by Maziar Razi

INTRODUCTION TO MARXISM
What is capitalism? By Karl Marx
The past, present and future of the trade unions. By Karl Marx
Why is the left so divided? By Max Shachtman
What is socialism? By Frederick Engels

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