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A World Without Police: Study Guide

This study guide is intended to help activists understand the police and craft strategies to abolish them.

The guide examines the role police play in modern society and how they came to serve this function. It explores the impacts and contradictions of policing, and closes with a look at how communities have resisted police impunity and created alternative means of safety. This guide was compiled by A World Without Police.

50 Sci-Fi & Fantasy Works Every Socialist Should Read by China Mieville

Artist impression of a Mars settlement with cutaway view.

Originally from https://fantasticmetropolis.com/i/50socialist/full/

This is not a list of the “best” fantasy or SF. There are huge numbers of superb works not on the list. Those below are chosen not just because of their quality—which though mostly good, is variable—but because the politics they embed (deliberately or not) are of particular interest to socialists. Of course, other works—by the same or other writers—could have been chosen: disagreement and alternative suggestions are welcomed. I change my own mind hour to hour on this anyway.

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale

Socialist Party of Canada Western Clarion Literature for sale by the Dominion Executive Committee

Car industry: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide on working life and struggles written by and about workers in the global automobile industry.

China: reading guide

Little red book poster

Libcom.org's reading guide on China, China's history and the working class movement in the region.

'Rojava revolution' reading guide

The one thing that everyone can agree on about the situation in the Kurdish areas of Syria is that it is complicated.

Here's a list of the most informative writings on the subject from a wide range of political views:

Nao's recommended sources on China

Qinshihuang burning books

Lists of recommended books, articles, films, and websites about China. (Links to commentaries forthcoming.) Updated October 21, 2014.

Postal service: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide on working life and struggles written by and about workers in the postal service.

German revolution 1918: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide on the German Revolution of 1918, which ended the First World War and saw soldiers' and workers' councils spread throughout the country before being crushed by an alliance of the Social Democratic Party and the right-wing Freikorps.

Selected bibliography on the history of the CPs in the Arab East

Selected bibliography put together by the Khamsin collective on the history of the Communist Parties of the Middle East, with books in five different languages.