Libraries, Book Stores, WEBSITES

Modern Times - Valencia St. near 20th, Frisco

East Wind Books - University Avenue near Shattuck, Berkeley

Marcus Books - Martin Luther King near 40th, Oakland

Mama Bears Books - Telegraph near Alcatraz, Berkeley

Bolerium Books - secret Mission location, look it up in the phone book in Frisco

Revolution Books - under a garage in Berkeley between durant and channing near telegraph

Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library for Social Research - Telegraph near Alcatraz, Berkeley



Classic writings

Wage, Labor & Capital, Karl Marx from the Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert Tucker

German Ideology, Karl Marx from the Marx-Engels Reader, ed. Robert Tucker

Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism, Vladimir Lenin.

Marx for Beginners & Kapital for Beginners


More recent writings

Dark Victory: Structural Adjustment, Global Poverty and the U.S., Walden Bello.

Marxist Economic Theory, Ernest Mandel

Social Justice and the City, David Harvey


White Supremacy

Malcolm X: The Last Speeches, Pathfinder Press

Malcolm X Speaks, ed. George Breitman, George Weidenfeld Publishers: 1965.

Racial Fault Lines, Tomas Almaguer

Challenging White Supremacy Reader, Sharon Martinas



On the Origin of the State, Private Property & the Family, Frederick Engels

The State and Revolution, Vladimir Lenin.

The State, Vladimir Lenin

Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci.


Prisons & Police

§         Iron Fist & the Velvet Glove : Analysis of the U. S. Police, by Global Options Staff

§         Police Misconduct: a Reader for the 21st Century, Michael Palmiotto.

§         Lockdown America by Christian Parenti

§         Race to Incarcerate, Mark Mauer

§         Prison Activist Resource Center at



This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Women, Race & Class, Angela Davis

Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale. Maria Mies

Women, Resistance & Revolution, Sheila Rowbotham



§         HomoEconomics

§         Capitalism & Gay Identity, John D’Emilio

§         Trans Liberation, Leslie Feinberg

§         Transgender Warrior, LeslieFeinberg



Black Panther Party

§         Black Panthers Speak, Philip Foner 

§         This Side of Glory, David Hilliard

§         Seize the Time, Bobby Seale

§         Taste of Power, Elaine Brown

§         Assata!, Assata Shakur

§         Revolutionary Suicide, Huey Newton

§         To Die for the People, Huey Newton


§         Eyes on the Prize        

§         Passin' It On

§         All Power to the People  

§         ATTICA!


Young Lords Party

Palante, Michael Abramson

The Puerto Rican Movement, Ed.

Video:  Palante, Siempre Palante


Asian American Movements

§         Legacy to Liberation, ed. Fred Ho

§         The Asian-American Movement, William Wei

§         Strangers from a Different Shore, Ronald Takaki


Native American Movements

§       Agents of Repression by Ward Churchill and Jim Vander Wall

§       The Occupation of Alcatraz Island by Troy Johnson

§         “We Hold the Rock!” (video) (415) 705-1045


Chicano Movements

§         500 Years of Chicano History in Pictures / 500 Años del Pueblo Chicano  por Betita Martinez

§         Occupied America by Rodolpho Acuna

§         North to Aztlan by Griswold Del Castillo and Arnoldo De Leon

§         Chicano!  PBS Video series

§         Youth, Idetity anD Power by Carlos Munoz, Jr.







Revolution in the Third World, Gerard Chaliand

Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, James DeFronzo

Women, Resistance and Revolution, Sheila Rowbotham

Revolutionary Rehearsals

Science of Revolution, Lenny Wolf



§         10 Days That Shook the World, John Reed

§         The Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky

§         Lenin & The Russian Revolution

§         Lenin for Beginners

§         Trotsky for Beginners



Mao for Beginners

Red Star Over China, Edgar Snow

“Chinese Revolution,” Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, James DeFronzo.

MAO TSE-TUNG:  There are many Collected Works and Selected Readings of Mao Tse-Tung available (inexpensively) which include all of Mao’s essays.   Besides what we read, good essays include:

§         The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War

§         On Practice

§         On Contradiction

§         On the Peoples’ Democratic Dictatorship

§         On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People



§         Philippine Society & Revolution, Amado Guerrero

§         The Philippines Reader, (you can get it at the Asian Library in Chinatown)

§         Resistance in Paradise, American Friends Service Committee



§         People’s War, People’s Army, Vo Nguyen Giap

§         From People’s War to People’s Rule, Timothy Lomperis

§         The Vietnamese Revolution, Le Duan

§         “The Vietnamese Revolution,” Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, James DeFronzo



§         Kim Il Sung SELECTED WORKS




§         “The Cuban Revolution,” Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, James DeFronzo

Guerilla Warfare, Che Guevara

§         Che for Beginners

Revolution in the Revolution, Regis Debray

Message to the Tricontinental  By Ernesto Che Guevara

Castro and the Cuban Revolution, By Thomas M. Leonard



§         Revolution in Central America, by Daniel Fogel

§         I . . . Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala, by Rigoberta Menchu

§         The Battle for Guatemala: Rebels, Death Squads, and U.S. Power,

§         Movie:  "The Silence of Neto"



Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings of Subcomandante Marcos -- Juana Ponce De Leon (Editor)

Zapatistas!: Documents of the New Mexican Revolution, New York: Autonomedia, 1994.

First World, Ha Ha Ha! : The Zapatista Challenge -- Elaine Katzenberger(Editor); Paperback

Basta!: Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas, George A. Collier



§         Black Jacobins, C.L.R. James

§         The Making of Haiti: The Saint Domingue Revolution from Below, By Carolyn E. Fick.



§         Intifada: Imperialism & Palestinian Resistance, Phil Marshall

§         The Question of Palestine - Edward Said

§         Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948 Zachary Lockman. Paperback, 1996

§         Daughters of Palestine: Leading Women of the Palestinian National Movement Amal Kawar. Paperback, 1996



“Revolution in Iran,” Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, James Defronzo

A Century of Revolution : Social Movements in Iran (Social Movements, Protest, and Contention, Vol 2), by John Foran (Editor)

§         The Religious Background of the 1979 Revolution in Iran,  Moojan Momen



§         Mao Tse-Tung                   China

§         Ho Chi Minh & Vo Nguyen Giap        Vietnam

§         JoMa Sison                Philippines

§         Amilcar Cabral                 Guinea-Bissau

§         Franz Fanon               Algeria

§         Samora Machel                  Mozambique

§         Fidel Castro & Che Guevara     Cuba

§         Sandinista wiritings           Nicaragua

§         V.I. Lenin                     Russia

§         Rosa Luxembourg                Germany

§         Antonio Gramsci                Italy


Non-Violent Revolutionary Theory and Movements

§         A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict, by Peter Ackerman and Jack DuVall, St. Martin's, 2000.

§         The Power of the People: Active Nonviolence in the United States, Robert Cooney and Helen Michalowski,

§         “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King, Jr.

§         The Story of My Experiments with Truth - An Autobiography,  M.K.Gandhi

Web Resources:

§, series on the philosophy of non-violence

§, many links to resources and articles



Armed Struggle

Guerrilla War, Che Guevara

People’s War, People’s Army, Vo Nguyen Giap

State & Revolution, V.I. Lenin

“The Political Strategy of Armed Struggle,” Revolution in the Third World, Gerard Chaliand.



§         Anarchism, and Other Essays by Emma Goldman

§         Anarchist Voices: An Oral History of Anarchism in America , by Paul Avrich

§         Anarchism : From Theory to Practice, by Daniel Guerin, (

§         No Gods, No Masters (two-volumes), Ed. Daniel Guerin


Culture as a Weapon

“On National Culture,” The Wretched of the Earth, Franz Fanon. 

“National Liberation & Culture,” Return to the Source, Amilcar Cabral

“Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art,” Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung


Alliances, Coalitions, UNITED FRONTS

Building Bridges: The Emerging Grassroots Coalition of Labor and Community, Jeremy Brecher.

United Front Against Fascism, Georgi Dimitrov.

Current Problems of Tactics in the Anti-Japanese United Front, From the Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung,



Community Fights

Strike!, Jeremy Brecher (History of labor movement in U.S.).

Let the People Decide! Neighborhood Organizing in America, Robert Fisher.

In Struggle: SNCC & the Black Awakening in the 1960’s, Clayborne Carson

Roots of Justice: Stories of Organizing in Communities of Color, Larry Solomon.


Organizing Models

Let the People Decide! Neighborhood Organizing in America, Robert Fisher.

Rules for Radicals & Reveille for Radicals, Saul Alinksy

Roots of the Movement, Gary Delgado

§         Beyond the Politics of Place, Gary Delgado