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International Worker's Organisations (1847-)
Since capitalism arose in the world, workers have been banding together; at first locally in small groups, but increasingly workers realized that the greater the strength of workers’ organisation, the better able workers are to challenge capitalism. This section provides in-depth history of these efforts of organising workers regardless of race, ethnicity, gender – or border, the effort to organise and create collaboration and co-operation between workers the world over in order to win the world for those who make it run.
First 1864- Second 1880- Third 1918- Fourth 1938-
France (1789-1973) The Soviet Union (1917-91)
Includes the “Conspiracy of Equals” of Babeuf during the French Revolution, the Paris Commune, the first workers government ever (including primary documents and a photo gallery), The Resistance (1940-45) with letters from the Manouchian group of foreign communists killed by the Nazis and The Algerian Independence War (1954-60) including the reaction of the French Left. Contains resources on the revolution, provides several books journalists/participants who describe events as they saw them unfold, documents written by members of the Soviet state and by representatives of foreign governments, a music archive with several Soviet worker's songs and anthems, an extensive image gallery featuring every day Soviet life, and more.
The Cuban Republic (1959-) U.S.A Radical, Leftist & Marxist Journals
This archive focuses on the first five years of the Cuban revolutionary government, specifically on the Cuban Missile Crisis, through a time line of events and primary source documents by Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, and recently declassified U.S. government documents. The U.S. archive focuses primarily on Leftist and Marxist publications and periodicals. Containing the largest collection of on-line American Communist, Socialist and Left Journals & Publications in the world this section has been built primarily through the efforts of the Riazanov Library Project. Containing thousands of issues of these newspapers and magazines it represents the documentary history of the U.S. Left in high resolution PDFs.
Black Liberation and Civil Rights in the U.S. (1800s –) U.S.A. History Archive
This page has seperate sections relating specifically to information on the Black Panther Party and their revolutionary struggle to overturn the U.S. system of racial and working class oppression, and the Civil Rights Movement; and the many analyses by Marxist organization on the “Black Question”. Links to various sections of the MIA are provided that go to a myriad of organizations and journals reflecting their involvement in Black Liberation. Contains links to the Black Liberation and Civil Rights page but also contains links to various struggles in the workers movement in the United States including information from Marxist sources on various strikes in U.S. history, trade issues, Early American Marxism, Industrial Workers of the World and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Afghanistan (1851-89) Algeria (1945-)
This archive contains resources on U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, the CIA's successful overthrow of the Afghani government, and the Soviet response. In 1962 Algeria became independent from foreign rule for the first time in over a millennium. At the outset of the revolution, a course towards worker’s emancipation was proclaimed. Just three years later however, the military overthrew the elected government of Ben Bella and assumed supreme control over governmental affairs.
Argentina (1970-1973) Australia (1888-)
Documents of the Left Peronist groups. Marxism and radicalism generally in Australia, from the 1880s to recent times.
Austria (1889-1939) Britain (1216-)
Documents from the Austrian Social Democratic and Communist Parties. The Magna Carta, the English Revolution, the Chartists, Social Democracy and the British Communist Party.
Canada (1837-) Dominican Republic (1965)
Includes the mirror of the Canadian Socialist History Project, with documents from the history of the Canadian workers and Socialist movement and the Quebec independence struggle. Documents of the People's Revolt of 1965.
Grenada (1979-1983) Guatemala 1954
Documents on Grenadian Revolution. Contemporary accounts of the 1954 Coup in Guatemala.
Haiti (1791-1804) Hungary (1956)
Documents of the first independent Black Republic. Documents, Narratives and Eye-witness reports of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956
Indonesia (1920-1965) Iraq (1968-1973)
Documents from the Communist Party of Indonesia and other communist/socialist parties in Indonesia Documents of the Ba'ath Socialist Party.
Iran (1964-1979) Philippines (1901—)
Documents on the history of the Revolution in Iran, Mujahedin, both Marxists and Islamists. This archive collates socialist, anarchist, Marxist, and communist writings from the Philippines. This archive contains documents from the first socialist milieu emerging in the 1900s, the COMINTERN-aligned Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930), the schism that led to the founding of the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), and the Reaffirmist–Rejectionist schism and its consequences.
Portugal Spain (1934-1939)
Materials for a history of the left in Portugal Documents, periodicals, art and writers of the Spanish Revolution.
Turkey (1908- ) Yugoslavia (1922-1957)
Documents on the history of Turkey. Documents on the history of Yugoslavia.
Capitalism (1776-)
Contains the The White Book of Capitalism & Democracy: A history of the crimes committed by “democratic” nations. This archive also includes information about GATT, the precursor to the WTO.
“Anti-Revisionism” (1940-1983) Trotskyism (1928-1985)
The Encyclopedia of Anti-Revisionism On-Line (EROL), documents the history and ideas of the “Marxist-Leninist” and “Maoist” groups and parties which, beginning after World War II and gaining prominence in the 1960's and '70’s, critiqued official Communism from the left for abandoning Marxism-Leninism (becoming “revisionist”), and for being insufficiently revolutionary. EROL provides background materials, original documents, memoirs, etc. from dozens of these organizations and their publications. The Encyclopedia of Trotskyism On-Line (ETOL) douements the history and ideas of the International Left Opposition and parties and groups that adhered to the ideas of Bolshevik leader Leon Trotsky in his fight against Stalinism. The ETOL provides background materials, original documents, memoirs, etc. from dozens of these organizations and their publications.

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Last updated on 4 November 2023