A list of learning materials in various mediums, covering history, theory, and practice spanning multiple left disciplines. We do our best to keep this list up to date, so if any of the links are broken or if you have suggestions, feel free to send an email to

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Democratic Socialism


DSA Introductory Reading List (2012), Democratic Socialists of America

Boston DSA Reading Packet (2017), Boston DSA

ABCs of Socialism (2016), edited by Bhaskar Sunkara (also available in print) Introductory Guide (2005),

Philly DSA Night School (2018)Philly DSA


News & Commentary


Black Agenda Report
News, commentary, and analysis from the black left.

CCDSLinks Newsletter
Weekly news and views from the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.

Left-wing muckraking newsletter and magazine.

It’s Going Down
Anarchist, anti-fascist, and anti-colonial news, theory, and action.

Socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.
Worker-centric news, analysis, discussions, organizing guides, and reading archive.

Popular Resistance
Ongoing coverage of active, anti-capitalist movements worldwide.

Directory of left news and literature from wide-ranging, diverse sources.

Ybor City Stogie
Tampa Bay progressive news.


Podcasts & Radio Shows


Against the Grain
Community radio station featuring news, public affairs, arts and music.

Behind the News with Doug Henwood
Economics and politics from a left perspective.

“Anarchist ideas and action for everyone who dreams of a life off the clock”

Jacobin Radio
Socialist podcasts hosted by Jacobin.

Swampside Chats
Communist discussions of current events, history, political economy, and theory.

This is Hell
Longform political interviews with journalists, authors, and activists.

Under the Skin
Populist discussions of global politics and other diverse topics, hosted by Russell Brand.


Theory, History & Analysis


Catalyst Journal
A journal of theory and strategy with capitalism as its target.

Communist League of Tampa
Writings by members of CLT, a local internationalist communist group.

History Is A Weapon
Online radical history reader.

Insurgent Notes
Journal of communist theory and practice.

LIES: A Journal of Materialist Feminism
Communist journal focused on feminist, queer, and trans perspectives.

Monthly Review
Independent socialist journal focused on current events.

New Left Review
Interdisciplinary left journal covering global politics, history, and the arts.

Organizing Upgrade
Collaborative writing space for the discussion of strategy and organizing.

The Call
Strategy and analysis from the DSA’s Momentum tendency.

Viewpoint Magazine
Contemporary Marxist research collective.


Reading Lists & Archives


Bureau of Public Secrets: Marxism
Classical texts on Marxism.

Bureau of Public Secrets: Utopianism and Anarchism
Classical texts on utopianism & anarchism.

Bureau of Public Secrets: Social Theory
Classical texts on social theory.

Boston Review: Radical Political Action
Selected readings on race, gender, sexuality, and violence.

Communist Research Cluster: Readers
Texts on European socialism, U.S. black revolutionary tradition, and revolutionary feminism.

Crash Course Socialism
Overview and resource list from Leninist perspective.

CrimethInc. Tools
Anarchist zines, posters, and videos.

Marxists Internet Archive
Massive archive of Marxist texts and beyond.

Solidarity Cadre School readings
Compact selections on political economy, strategy, organization, and anti-oppression.

Socialist Feminist Reading Group Syllabus
Compiled by Sarah Leonard for NYC DSA.

The Anarchist Library
Archive of anarchist and anarchism-related writings.

Women and feminism: reading guide’s reading guide on feminism, women and women’s struggles against patriarchy and capital.

Znet Reading Lists
Topical reading lists by subject and region.


Book Publishers

AK Press

Haymarket Books


Pluto Press

PM Press

Sprout Distro

Verso Books


Zero Books