If you found this reading list from a Google search or from it being linked on some social media website, forum, imageboard, or chat server, welcome! This reading list is what I hope is the most comprehensive list of works on the Internet related to various ultra-left currents and their precedents, as well as to the works of Marx and Engels, and critical, anti-orthodox schools of Marxism in general. I get a lot of traffic from all around the Internet for just this one blog post, and I also periodically revise this list as more works get published in English and more important events happen in real life.

If you have any suggestions about what texts to add or subtract, or how to better format this long list, please do not hesitate to ask in the comments section. Also, I am too busy to manually check that all of the links below work, so if you come across a link that is dead, please let me know so that I can replace it with a correct link.

Introduction to Communism

This section is highly recommended for people who are completely new to communism or new to the ultra-left.

Capitalism and Communism:

Basic Ultra-Left Positions:

Organize:

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

I believe in letting Marx and Engels speak for themselves, outside of any and all misconceptions, distortions, and myths. As a result, there is no introductory text to Marx and Engels here, nor are there any reading guides, save for my choice of texts for the “Whirlwind Tour”.

1. Whirlwind Tour through Marx and Engels:

2. Capital Volumes I-III:

3. Marx and Engels Collected Works and More:

These are pretty much all of the English translated works of Marx and Engels.

György Lukács

Rosa Luxemburg

Classic Left Communism

Introduction to Classic Left Communism (Dutch-German Left and Italian Left):

Dutch-German Left (Council Communist):

Italian Left (Bordigist):

Introduction to Jacques Camatte (Post-Bordigist):

The French Left

Introduction to the French Left (Post-Councilism):

French Left (Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Situationist International):

Analysis of the French Left:

Post-Situationists:

Henri Lefebvre:

The American Left

Introduction to the American Left:

American Left (Marxist-Humanists):

The Autonomists

The Autonomists:

Angry Workers World:

Midnight Notes Collective:

Analysis of the Autonomists:

Communization Currents

Dominique Blanc’s Communization:

Troploin’s Communization:

Endnotes’ Communization:

Sic’s Communization:

Bruno Astarian’s Communization:

Théorie Communiste’s Communization:

Tiqqun’s Communization (Noticeably shittier than the other communization currents):

Critique of Tiqqun’s Communization:

More Communization Authors:

Critiques of Communization:

 

Nihilists

Communist Workers Group (Ex-Marxist-Leninist):

Contemporary Ultra-Left Positions

This includes defenses of positions that contemporary ultra-leftists tend to take. This section is primarily negative, talking about what ultra-leftists are against, though the articles also often contain what alternatives the proletariat has instead.

Anti-“Anti”:

Anti-Utopianism:

Anti-State:

Anti-“Transitional Society”:

Anti-Democracy:

Anti-Egalitarianism:

Anti-Electoralism:

Anti-Unionism:

Anti-Work:

Anti-Workerism:

Anti-“Labor Aristocracy”:

Anti-Lifestylism:

Anti-Activism:

Anti-“Left Parties”:

Anti-“Left-Wing of Capital”:

Anti-“Left Unity”:

Anti-“Basic Income”:

Anti-“National Liberation”:

Anti-“Anti-Imperialism”:

Anti-“Identity Politics”/Anti-Intersectionality (By this, I do not mean a rejection of socially oppressed sectors of the working class struggling for their liberation, but a full rejection of the positive affirmation of marginalized identities or the pursuit of the union of marginalized identities for the “equality of identities”):

Anti-“Cis-Hetero-Patriarchy”:

Anti-“White Supremacy”:

Anti-Ecocide:

Anti-School:

Anti-Trotskyism:

Anti-Anarchism:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Hegel influenced Marx greatly, so reading Hegel at some point might be a fruitful endeavor. Perhaps returning back to Marx after reading Hegel would be a task to undertake to improve one’s interpretation of Marx.

Introduction to Hegel:

Hegel:

Critique of Hegel:

Critique of Philosophy

This part is a collection of articles and books critiquing philosophy as a whole, specific philosophies, or various wrongheaded interpretations of Marx with regards to philosophical matters.

Anti-Philosophy:

Anti-“Worldview Marxism”:

Anti-“False Consciousness”:

Anti-Religion:

Anti-Morality:

Anti-Epistemology:

Anti-“Dialectical Materialism”:

Anti-“Historical Materialism”:

Anti-“Economic Determinism”:

Lenin and Anti-Lenin:

Anti-Mao:

Anti-Althusser:

Critique of Political Economy

This part contains defenses of, elaborations upon, and analysis of Marx’s Capital, critiques of various areas of political economy, and attacks upon wrongheaded interpretations of Marx’s critique of political economy.

Defense of Marx’s Capital against Bourgeois Economists and Falsifiers:

Analysis of Marx’s Capital:

Neue Marx-Lektüre:

Critique of Neue Marx-Lektüre:

Classical Economics:

Class Analysis:

State Theory:

Social Reproduction:

Imperialism:

Modernity:

Marxist Ideas of Change:

Social Democracy and Neoliberalism:

Crisis:

Communism:

Secondary Literature for Manifesto of the Communist Party:

Secondary Literature for Critique of the Gotha Program:

Anti-“Economist Marx”:

Anti-Marginalism:

Anti-“Calculation Problem”:

Anti-Lenin:

Anti-Primitivism:

History

This part is a history of bourgeois societies, as well as of currents of proletarian resistance running through them.

USA:

New Communist Movement:

USSR:

United Kingdom:

Germany:

Spain:

China:

Hungary:

France:

Italy:

Chile:

South Korea:

Chiapas:

Early 2000s Anti-Globalization Movement:

Rojava:

Greece:

World Poverty/Violence:

Slums:

Riots:

Useful Sites

These are some sites that contain: (1) forums for left communists to ask questions, share memes, and discuss various topics, (2) more literature for the curious reader to peruse, (3) information about joining or starting a left communist organization, and (4) various other areas of interest for left communists.

Note that inclusion of any specific site in this list does not imply any sort of endorsement on my part of the political opinions of any user, moderator, administrator, or founder of said site. Nor should it imply any sort of affinity between me and the particular stated theme or mission statement of said site either. This is merely a descriptive project aiming to catalog particular parts of the Internet that left communists reside.

Facebook Groups:

Reddit Forums:

Book/Article Archives:

Start a Reading Group:

Communization Currents:

Other Ultra-Left Organizations/Individuals:

Commie Blogs:

Ultra-Left Journals and Magazines:

Left Communist Organizations:

Marx Myths:

Global Supply Chain Mapping:

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