communism from below

An introduction to The Commune – Joe Thorne

Here we present some historic perspectives on what communism actually is, and how it differs from statist models of  a non-capitalist society.

Independent socialism: a perspective for the left – Hal Draper

Liberalism, citizenship, democracy – Mark Ellingsen

Thinking through the meaning of communism and socialism in the conditions of today

On the content of socialism – by Cornelius Castoriadis (part 1part 2part 3)

The ambiguities of “workers’ control” – Solidarity


The Struggle for self-management: an open letter to IS comrades – Solidarity, September 1968

The workers’ self-management alternative – Chris Kane

What is workers’ control? – Solidarity/Institute for Workers’ Control

Workers’ control – a reply to Arthur Scargill – Ken Coates