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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.

Philosophy: reading guide

A guide for those that are interested in philosophy, but are having trouble knowing where to start.

The list is obviously not definitive and opinions as to how reliable some of the texts mentioned are will surely vary. That said, it is suggested that readers read the books in the order presented if they'd like to follow along and understand subsequent books/philosophers.

Note: this is a work in progress.

Anthropology: reading guide

Libcom.org's reading guide to anthropology, specifically texts of relevance to those with a radical outlook on society.

Understanding left cults (SWP, SP, Spiked, WRP) - a reading list

Animal Farm

Selected reading on cultlike behaviour of left-wing parties in the UK.

Unions: reading guide

libcom.org's reading guide around trade or labour unions and the role they play in modern society.

Work: reading guide

Libcom.org's guide to reading around the subject of work and wage labour in capitalist society, and struggles against them.

Oriental Jewry annotated bibliography

During the last decade a plethora of books devoted to the subject of Oriental Jewry has been published in Israel or by Israeli authors. The following list, compiled and annotated by Avishai Ehrlich, is only par­tial. Unless mentioned otherwise, the books in this list are in Hebrew.

Anarcho-syndicalism: reading guide

Members of anarcho-syndicalist USI-AIT, Milan, 2012.

Libcom.org's reading guide on anarcho-syndicalism, a tradition of anarchist-inspired workers' unions.

Women and feminism: reading guide

Marina Ginesta, a revolutionary during the Spanish Civil War

Libcom.org's reading guide on feminism, women and women's struggles against patriarchy and capital.