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MAR’S LIBRARY

Hey so, I’m Mar (They/He). I created this document so I could get all the texts I’ve read/been wanting to read + organizing them. Idk if this goes well, I probably shared it for educational purposes. It’s going to be separated by topic, and all of them will be free since I personally can’t afford books like that. I’ll also link reading guides too!

books, communism, marxism, gender, black radicalism, black liberation

Mar’s

Digital

Marxist

Library

Intro

Hey so, I’m Mar (They/He). I created this document so I could get all the texts I’ve read/been wanting to read + organizing them. Idk if this goes well, I probably shared it for educational purposes. It’s going to be separated by topic, and all of them will be free since I personally can’t afford books like that. I’ll also link reading guides too!

I’ll definitely be adding my own commentary or summaries about each of these as I read them (for my own sake but IDK maybe you’ll find it somewhat useful)

Have a comment, question, or request?

Talk to me! (be nice 😗)

KEY/LEGEND

⭐- SHORT READS (30 minutes and less)

♬ - READ IN A DAY

☻ - EASY READING (subjective of course)

📯- CLICK FOR AUDIOBOOK( No Audiobook? No problem, use a reader )

💭 - READING GUIDE (IF I COME ACROSS A BOOK WITH ITS OWN READING GUIDE, CLICK TO ACCESS)

Table of Contents(page numbers will probably shift as this is an ever-expanding document)

Black liberation…………………………………………………………Page 4

Eco Socialism/Degrowth………………………………………….Page 5

Gender Theory…………………………………………………………..Page 5

Imperialism/Colonialism…………………………………………..Page 6

Indigenous Liberation+Knowledge…………………��…...Page 6

Lesbianism/Comp Het………………………………………………Page 7

Marxism……………………………………………………………………...Page 8

Misc……………………………………………………………………………..Page 9

Prison Abolition………………………………………………………….Page 9

Proletariat Feminism………………………………………………...Page 10

Region Specific Readings.………………………………………..Page 11

Reading Guides………………………………………………………….Page 13

Videos and Films………………………………………………………..Page 14

Black Liberation

Black Marxism; The Making of the Black Radical Tradition- Cedric J Robinson

Fearing The Black Body; The Racial Origins of Fatphobia - Sabrina Strings

Freedom Dreams; The Black Radical Imagination - Robin D.G. Kelley

Freedom is a Constant Struggle - Angela Davis

How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America- Manning Marable

📯 How Europe Underdeveloped Africa- Walter Rodney

Killing of the Black Body- Dorothy Roberts

Left of Karl Marx: the political life of Black Communist Claudia Jones - Carole Boyce Davies

📯 Revolutionary Suicide - Huey P Newton

📯 Settlers; The myth of the White Proletariat - J. Sakai (reading)

The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power - Jared A Bell

Towards African Liberation- Frantz Fanon

Blood in my eye- George Jackson

Ecosocialism/Degrowth

Between Earth and Empire - John P Clark

☻⭐Unlearning: From Degrowth to Decolonization- Jamie Tyburg (read)

Really great and clear intro to degrowth, short read but very informative and well written.

Gender/ “Queer” Theory

☻Decolonizing Trans/Gender 101 - B. Binaohan

Gay.Inc: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics - Myrl Beam

☻Kill the Wíŋyaŋ, and Save the Woman; Settler-Colonialism in Gender -Hinskéhanska

Pronouns Good or Bad: Attitudes and Relationships with Gendered Pronouns in Gender-Diverse Undergraduates - Jade Fung

Transgender Warriors - Leslie Feinburg

Whipping Girl; A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity - Julia Serano

Imperialism/Colonialism

Decolonization is not a Metaphor - Eve Tuck and K. Wayne Yang

♬Discourse on Colonialism - Aime Cesaire (read)

Let us intensify the Anti-Imperialist, Anti-US Struggle - Kim Il Sung

Neocolonialism, The Last Stage of Imperialism- Kwame Nkrumah (reading)

The Political Economy of Imperialism - Dan W Nabudere

Indigenous Liberation+Knowledge

As We Have Always Done - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer

Spaces Between Us - Scott Lauria Morgensen

Lesbianism/Comp Het

♬Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence - Adrienne Rich (read)

So my deal with Adrienne Rich is that I simply do not like her transmisogynistic ass, and that should be noted. The only reason I would ever refer someone to, or recommend this article is to get an understanding of Comphet not being a Lesbian only experience despite lesbians experiencing it in a unique way. Adrienne borrows from Materialist feminism in the discussion of comphet. Otherwise...fuck Adrienne Rich, read the articles below that further expand on comphet as a phenomenon non-men experience.

☻Stone Butch Blues - Leslie Feinburg (read)

(CW//police violence, sexual assault) Usually, it is a recommended book to further explain the existence of he/him or they/them lesbians and it definitely does serve that purpose but there are quite a few sexual assault scenes as well as a rape scene so… lookout for that. I didn’t get a trigger warning before reading so here is yours.

⭐woman: a coercive political project imposed upon society to concretize patriarchy and enable class oppression - @lycheelesbian (read)

⭐towards the demystification of compulsory heterosexuality: a general theory - @lycheelesbian (read)

⭐towards the demystification of compulsory heterosexuality: on lesbianism - @lycheelesbian(read)

Marxism

📯☻♬Dialectical and Historical Materialism - Stalin (read)

A very short read but extremely informative and understandable analysis of materialism. Definitely eye-opening.

📯 💭 State and Revolution- Vladimir Lenin(reading)

📯 On Contradiction - Mao Zedong

📯☻⭐Combat Liberalism- Mao Zedong (read)

Very brief read, literally took me like 10-15 minutes. Clear and helped me lay out how I can be better as a comrade.

Misc

Basic Politics on Movement Security- A talk on Security - J.Sakai

Smash All Phones: How to protect yourself from the snitch in your pocket

Survival without Rent; How to Squat

Prison/Police Abolition

Abolition Democracy - Angela Davis

Abolitionist Toolkit - Critical Resistance

📯 Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis

Black Americans and the Punishment Industry - Angela Davis

Burn Down the American Plantation; Call for a Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement - Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement

Carceral Capitalism - Jackie Wang

Community Accountability for Survivors of Sexual Violence - Jane Hereth and Chez Rumpf

Community Safety Planning and Support- Dara Bayer, Rachel Lu, Kuno Haimbodi, Xochi Cartland

Creative Interventions Toolkits; A Practical Guide to Stop Interpersonal Violence - CI

Non-Violent Community Safety and Peacebuilding - Pt’chang

Toward Transformative Justice - Generation Five

Women in Prison; How it is with Us - Assata Shakur

Proletariat Feminism

Feminism for the 99%: A manifesto - Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, Nancy Fraser (reading)

Sister outsider - Audre Lorde

📯The Master’s Tool will never dismantle the Master’s house- Audre Lorde (read)

📯 Women Race and Class - Angela Davis

Region Specific (Organized by continent and etc)

South American+Carribean

📯 Open Veins of Latin America - Eduardo Galeano

Rainbow Solidarity; In defense of Cuba - Leslie Feinburg

Africa

Civilization or Barbarism - Cheikh Ante Diop

Cultural Unity In Black Africa - Cheikh Ante Diop

Islam, Youth, and Modernity in The Gambia - Marloes Jansen

Naija Marxisms; Revolutionary Thought in Nigeria - Adam Mayer

Precolonial Black Africa: A Comparative Study of the Political and Social Systems of Europe and Black Africa - Cheikh Ante Diop

The Historical Dictionary of the Gambia - Arnold Hughes and David Perfect

US Africa Command a tool to recolonize continent - Motsoko Pheko

Europe

Lies concerning the History of the Soviet Union - Mario Sousa

Fraud Famine and Fascism - Douglas Tottle

Asia

Israel as Innovator in the Attempted Mainstreaming of Extreme Violence - Lisa Hajjar

The Question of Palestine- Edward W. Said

Reflections on Al-Nakba - Mamdouh Nofal, Fawaz Turki, Haidar Abdel Shafi, Inea Bushnaq, Yezid Sayigh,

Shafiq al-Hout, Salma Khadra Jayyusi, and Musa Budeiri

Zionist Colonialism in Palestine -Fayez A. Sayegh

Reading Guides

Abolition Study Guide

Anti Communist Myths Debunked

DPRK Reading Guide

Notes on the DPRK

DPRK Study Guide

☻♬What is Marxism about? (read)

If you know little to nothing about Marxism, this is an excellent resource as it breaks everything down. Although I may have my criticisms regarding certain sections (lack of discussion of colonialism and how it impacts culture, gender, and sexuality), I do believe this is a good start.

Venezuela

Leftist Reading List on Vietnam - @coldtakesonly

Xinjiang Reading List

Notes on the China-Uighur Controversies

Videos/Films

Concerning Violence

Loyal Citizens of Pyongyang

Metropolis

Sorry To Bother You

Battle of the Algiers

MAR’S LIBRARY
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Tags Books, Communism, Marxism, Gender, Black radicalism, Black liberation
Type Google Doc
Published 25/11/2020, 16:51:20

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