Reading for radicals

Radical ideas are like a map. It helps to understand the world, and plot out how we can change things in the future.

Below is a list of readings for Radicals in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is not exhaustive, but will be updated and added to.

For new radicals, I strongly recommend either or all of the following
How to make a  Revolution – Peter Camejo
Liberalism, Ultraleftism and Mass Action- Peter Camejo

Ideas for Struggle- Marta Harnecker

The Radical tradition in Aotearoa/New Zealand
The Evolution of Contemporary Maori Protest – Te Ahu
Politics of the brown Table- Annette Sykes 
A history of NewLabour – Bryce Edwards
Patu – a documentary film of the 1981 Springbok tour
Independent Left Press in NZ – Toby Boraman
The biography of Harry Holland
1951- A documentary on the 1951 waterfront strike
The fire last time: the rise of class struggle and progressive social movements in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 1968 to 1977- Brian Roper
Interview with Jock Barnes- 1951 waterfront strike leader.
Rabble Rousers and Merry Pranksters- Anarchism in NZ
Looking Backward, Looking Forward- Robert Reid
Socialist Action League (Video)- Mike Treen
The Politics of Maori Resistance (Video) – Andrew Tait

For those who want to engage in political writing
Politics and the English Language- George Orwell

Other.
Wages, Price and Profit- Karl Marx
Reform or Revolution- Rosa Luxembourg
The Communist Manifesto- Marx and Engles
How to Organise and Conduct a Study Class- James P. Cannon
Organising for 21st century socialism -Paul LeBlanc
Left wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder- Lenin
State and Revolution- Lenin
Socialism and the new man in Cuba- Che Guevara 
Port Huron Statement- Students for a Democratic Society
The Transitional Program- Leon Trotsky
History Will Absolve Me- Fidel Castro

 

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