A Critical Retrospective of Nelson Mandela’s Revolutionary Legacy, Post-Apartheid South Africa, and Piero Gleijeses’ Havana’s Policy in Africa, 1959-76: New Evidence from Cuban Archives
Piero Gleijeses: Havana’s Policy in Africa, 1959-76: New Evidence from Cuban Archives — .PDF
- Karen Wald: Mandela thanks Cuba for its solidarity (1991)
- Nicole Sarmiento: Cuba and the South African anti-apartheid struggle
- Cuito Cuanavale: How Cuba fought for Africa’s freedom
- Carlos Martinez: Cuito Cuanavale 25 Years On: Revolutionary Internationalism and the Struggle Against Colonialism and Apartheid
- Nelson Mandela ‘proven’ to be a member of the Communist Party after decades of denial
- Nelson Mandela: “An ideal for which I am prepared to die” (Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme Court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20, 1964)
- Shiv Sethi: The Marikana Massacre — Structural failure of post-apartheid South Africa
- Mike Kuhlenbeck: Obama’s hypocrisy regarding Nelson Mandela
- John Millington: Liberals Cannot Claim Nelson Mandela
- Brian Becker: It was the CIA that helped jail Nelson Mandela
- Vishwas Satgar: Reclaiming the South African Dream: Analysis of Post-Apartheid South Africa 17 Years On
- Jerome Roos: South Africa’s untold tragedy of neoliberal apartheid
- Lal Khan: South Africa’s ‘freedom’ dripping in blood
- Peter Murray: Unfinished Revolution — Post-Apartheid South Africa shows the need to take on capitalism at its roots
- Charlie Kimber: Brief Retrospective of Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
- Louis Proyect on Dear Mandela: An oustanding 2011 documentary on current-day struggles in South Africa
- A brief look at 2011 documentary, Dear Mandela
- Patrick Bond: South Africa — Public sector strike highlights post-apartheid’s contradictions
- Inequality in post-apartheid South Africa
- 'Uneven and combined Marxism' within South Africa’s urban social movements
- Visions of Freedom: New Documents from the Closed Cuban Archives
I came to the conclusion that as violence in this country was inevitable, it would be unrealistic to continue preaching peace and non-violence. This conclusion was not easily arrived at. It was only when all else had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest had been barred to us, that the decision was made to embark on violent forms of political struggle. I can only say that I felt morally obliged to do what I did.
—Nelson Mandela, “An ideal for which I am prepared to die” (1964)
Ted Grant, Russia: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution
Edited by R. W. Davies, Mark Harrison, S. G. Wheatcroft: The Economic Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1913-1945 (1994)
The book carefully and painstakingly examines Soviet successes and failures using the dense Soviet statistical record and the alternative estimates of Russian economists. The contributors, all leading authorities, consider major sectors of the economy, foreign economic relations, and the war economies of 1914-1921 and 1941-1945. The major controversies are presented and reconsidered. How strong was the Tsarist economy? Did the mixed economy of the 1920s succeed? Did the Soviet economy overtake the major industrialised powers between the wars? How important were the defence industries? How extensive were the population losses due to war and repression?
Sibt-e Hassan, Marx aur Mashriq (Marx and the East)
سوشلسٹ انقلاب اور پاکستان” لال خان کے قلم سے”
Lal Khan’s Socialist Revolution and Pakistan
"A 288 page novel-like narrative, Evasion is one person’s travelogue of thievery and trespassing across the country, evading not only arrest, but also the 40-hour workweek and hopeless boredom of modern life. The journey documents a literal and metaphorical reclamation of an individual’s life and the spaces surrounding them—scamming, squatting, dumpstering, train hopping and shoplifting a life worth living and a world worth the fighting for."
Stanley Aronowitz, False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness
This classic study of the American working class, originally published in 1973, is now back in print with a new introduction and epilogue by the author. An innovative blend of first-person experience and original scholarship, Aronowitz traces the historical development of the American working class from post-Civil War times and shows why radical movements have failed to overcome the forces that tend to divde groups of workers from one another. The rise of labor unions is analyzed, as well as their decline as a force for social change. Aronowitz’s new introduction situates the book in the context of developments in current scholarship and the epilogue discusses the effects of recent economic and political changes in the American labor movement.
Sibt-e Hassan, Naveed-e Fikr (Urdu only)
Sibt-e Hassan, Musa sey Marx tak (From Moses to Marx)—Urdu only
Alan Woods, Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution
(pdf soon will be available)
From In Defense of Marxism website:
"There have been many books and potted histories of Russia, either written from an anti-Bolshevik perspective, or its Stalinist mirror image, which paint a false account of the rise of Bolshevism. For them, Bolshevism is either an historical "accident" or "tragedy". Or it is portrayed erroneously as the work of one great man (Lenin) who marched single-minded towards the October Revolution. Alan Woods, in rejecting these "theses", reveals the real evolution of Bolshevism as a living struggle to apply the methods of Marxism to the peculiarities of Russia. Using a wealth of primary sources, Alan Woods uncovers the fascinating growth and development of Bolshevism in pre-revolutionary Russia."