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Have Black lives ever mattered?

Have Black lives ever mattered?

Mumia Abu-Jamal's book, Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? addresses the long history of racist police and state repression. It offers contemporary organizers crucial historical insights and lessons, as well as advice, on organizing to stop the war on Black America...

The state and revolution

The state and revolution

Lenin wrote The State and Revolution between August and October of 1917, while he was living and organizing underground, hiding from the police. He pushed through these difficult circumstances to write the pamphlet not in order to intervene in the revolutionary...

PSL Course: Marx’s “Capital” (vol. 1)

PSL Course: Marx’s “Capital” (vol. 1)

Course description: The first volume of Karl Marx's Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, which was originally published in 1867, remains a key resource for understanding the logic of capitalism to this day. Marx wrote the book--which was the only volume of...

Climate solutions beyond capitalism (study guide)

Climate solutions beyond capitalism (study guide)

Millions around the world are demanding action and actively seeking solutions to the unfolding climate crisis. The dialogue at the top is confined to solutions that align with the laws of capitalism and unbridled economic growth. But what if we look to solutions...

The housing question (study guide)

The housing question (study guide)

Frederick Engels published "The Housing Question" first in 1872. It is a collection of three articles originally published in Der Volksstaat (The People's State), which was the main newspaper of the German Social Democratic Workers Party. Engels was responding to a...

What is to be done? (study guide)

What is to be done? (study guide)

Published in 1902, What is to be done? Burning questions of our movement, is Lenin's argument for a distinct kind of revolutionary organization, and is thus often viewed as the founding text of the Leninist form of the party. Written in response to the particularities...

The right of nations to self-determination

The right of nations to self-determination

Lenin wrote The Right of Nations to Self-Determination in early 1914 to address the relationship between socialist struggle and national liberation, a key debate among Marxists in Russia at the time. Czarist Russia was a country composed over around 200 nationalities...

The communist manifesto (study guide)

The communist manifesto (study guide)

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels wrote The Communist Manifesto as “a complete theoretical and practical party program” for the initially German-based, and then international, Communist League. It was written and published during the heat of revolutionary uprisings in...