Reading Lists

—Chicano/Native/Black history and liberation; and the political economy of national oppression—

*Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat, J. Sakai*

*We Will Return in a Whirlwind: Black Radical Organizations 1960-1975, Muhammad Ahmad (Maxwell Stanford Jr.) (Buy it here)*

 False Nationalism, False Internationalism, Kaé Sera

Night-vision: Illuminating War and Crisis on the Neo-Colonial Terrain, Butch Lee and Red Rover

The Political Economy of Slavery, Eugene D Genovese

Black Bolshevik, Harry Haywood

Stolen at Gunpoint, J. Sakai (audio)

When Race Burns Class, J. Sakai

Negroes With Guns, Robert F. Williams

Black Like Mao: Red China and Black Revolution, Robin D.G. Kelley and Betsy Esch

Die Nigger Die, H. Rap Brown

The Negro in the Making of America, Benjamin Quarles

A Little Matter of Genocide, Ward Churchill

Occupied America, Rodolfo Acuña (preferably an earlier edition)

Chicano Manifesto, Armando Rendon

Gringo Justice, Alfrendo Mirande

Race and Class in the Southwest: A Theory of Racial Inequality, Mario Barrera

—Contemporary Marxist Political Economy; Dependency Theory; World-Systems Analysis; and Sociology—

*Divided World Divided Class: Global Political Economy and the Stratification of Labour Under Capitalism, Zak Cope*

*Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions, John Foran*

*How Capitalism Works, Pierre Jalée*

Labor Aristocracy, Mass Base of Social Democracy, HW Edwards

The North-South Division, Arghiri Emmanuel

Unequal Exchange, Arghiri Emmanuel

Monopoly Capital: An Essay on the American Economic and Social Order, Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy

The Law of Worldwide Value, Samir Amin

Accumulation on a World Scale, Samir Amin

Monthly Review. Vol 63. No 3. July-August 2012

World-Systems Analysis, An Introduction. Immanuel Wallerstein

Aid as Imperialism, Teresa Hayter

The Creation of World Poverty, Teresa Hayter

MIM Theory 1: A White Proletariat?, the Maoist Internationalist Movement

MIM Theory 10: the Labor Aristocracy, the Maoist Internationalist Movement

—Current Events; General Anti-Imperialist Theory; Global Poverty—

*On the Justice of Roosting Chickens, Ward Churchill*

Some People Push Back, Ward Churchill

Pacifism as Pathology, Ward Churchill

The Tyranny of Structurelessness, Jo Freeman

Eyes of the Heart: Seeking A Path For the Poor in the Age of Globalization, Jean-Bertrand Aristide

1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles C. Mann

Rogue State, A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower, William Blum

—Classical Marxist Political Economy and Theory—

Imperialism and the World Economy, Nikolai Bukharin

The Accumulation of Capital, Rosa Luxemburg

Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism , Lenin

Imperialism and the Split in Socialism, Lenin

Combat Liberalism, Mao Zedong

Long Live the Victory of People’s War, Lin Biao

Mao-Tse Tung on the Chinese Revolution, Chen Boda

—Neo-Colonialism and National Liberation—

Wretched of the Earth, Franz Fanon

The Mechanism of Neo-Colonialism, Kwame Nkrumah

Culture and Imperialism, Edward Said


On ‘On the Theory of the Productive Forces,’ Shubel Morgan

Prisoners of Liberation, Allyn and Adele Rickett