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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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DSA Introductory Reading List (2012), Democratic Socialists of America
Boston DSA Reading Packet (2017), Boston DSA
libcom.org Introductory Guide (2005), libcom.org
Philly DSA Night School (2018), Philly DSA
News & Commentary
Black Agenda Report
News, commentary, and analysis from the black left.
Weekly news and views from the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.
Left-wing muckraking newsletter and magazine.
Radical geographer David Harvey comments on global political economy
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.
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
Interviews with radical authors and thinkers
Behind the News with Doug Henwood
Economics and politics from a left perspective.
Clearing the Fog
Interviews and commentary with Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese of popularresistance.org
Independent daily news hour hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan González
“Anarchist ideas and action for everyone who dreams of a life off the clock”
Socialist podcasts hosted by Jacobin.
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
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.
Journal of communist theory and practice.
LIES: A Journal of Materialist Feminism
Communist journal focused on feminist, queer, and trans perspectives.
Independent socialist journal focused on current events.
New Left Review
Interdisciplinary left journal covering global politics, history, and the arts.
Collaborative writing space for the discussion of strategy and organizing.
Strategy and analysis from the DSA’s Momentum tendency.
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.
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
Libcom.org’s reading guide on feminism, women and women’s struggles against patriarchy and capital.
Znet Reading Lists
Topical reading lists by subject and region.