New Book: Red Flag Unfurled – History, Historians, and the Russian Revolution

by Ronald Grigor Suny. From Verso: Reflecting on the fate of the Russian Revolution one hundred years after October, Ronald Grigor Suny—one of the world’s leading historians of the period—explores the historiographical controversies over 1917, Stalinism, and the end of “Communism” and provides an assessment of the achievements, costs, losses and legacies of the choices … More New Book: Red Flag Unfurled – History, Historians, and the Russian Revolution

New Book: Communist Insurgent – Blanqui’s Politics of Revolution

by Doug Enaa Greene. From Haymarket Books: This book discusses the life and political activity of French Communist Louis-Auguste Blanqui and the problems of his political current. In the revolutionary tradition, the name of Louis Blanqui is either remembered with derision or as a noble failure. Yet during his lifetime, Blanqui was a towering figure … More New Book: Communist Insurgent – Blanqui’s Politics of Revolution

New Book: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism – Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy

By Kohei Saito. From Monthly Review Press: Karl Marx, author of what is perhaps the world’s most resounding and significant critique of bourgeois political economy, has frequently been described as a “Promethean.” According to critics, Marx held an inherent belief in the necessity of humans to dominate the natural world, in order to end material … More New Book: Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism – Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy

New Book: Fighting Fascism – How to Struggle and How to Win

by Clara Zetkin. Edited by John Riddell and Mike Taber From Haymarket Books: An organizer of the First International Women’s Day, Clara Zetkin presented this Report and Resolution on fascism at the June 1923 enlarged plenum of the Communist International’s executive committee. At a time when fascism was a new and little-understood phenomenon, Zetkin’s work … More New Book: Fighting Fascism – How to Struggle and How to Win

Historical Materialism Presents The Great Transition – Setting the Stage for a Post-Capitalist Society

The Great Transition: Setting the Stage for a Post-Capitalist Society 17-20th May 2018 at Universitie du Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada After years of revolt and mobilization following the economic crisis of 2008, from Occupy Wall Street to Bernie Sanders, from the Maple Spring through Nuit Debout (and without forgetting the tragic backlash aimed at Syriza) … More Historical Materialism Presents The Great Transition – Setting the Stage for a Post-Capitalist Society