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Mango wrote

and the person who wrote Desert. Also I'm additive to Tiqqun and The Invisible Committee

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Mango wrote (edited )

I'm currently binge reading many post-left texts. Conspiracy of Cells of Fire, Flower Bomb, Alfredo M. Bonanno, Return Fire.

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Mango wrote

He's a transphobe and rapist. Used his wife to get other victims. edited him out

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ploopt wrote

You'd probably enjoy Do or Die. It was a British eco-anarchist journal that the Desert author wrote for. Issue 10 was particularly influential in the mid-2000s earth defense communities.

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bloodrose wrote

I don't know if this counts, but this book changed my life: https://littleblackcart.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=329

I went to an anarchist book fair when I was just a lil' tankie 'cuz my hubby said "don't worry, there'll be marxist stuff there, too" and I bought this book...and it opened my eyes. A lot.

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bloodrose wrote

My husband who has known me for the last 9 years says I was more of a syndicalist all along and so thinks the transition was not that intense. And the primmie is probably in my blood. When my dad died, he asked his sister to wait until I was an adult and then give me his copy of Walden pond.

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bloodrose wrote

Lol, I kinda wish he was around now. I think he'd love some of the stuff I'm reading now and I'd love to share it with him. Although my uncle says the two of us would've fought like crazy and that my dad was really a bad misogynist and I was never one to take that well. As young as I can remember I fought gender roles (7 year old me fighting that I could be Batman and fine, I'd marry Catwoman! lol)

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trashcan wrote

I honestly don't read a ton of theory, but I enjoy Tolstoy's writing and find the translations I've read of his stuff to be super readable.

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grouchomarxist wrote

Engels is pretty great, "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific" is a fairly easy read IMO. Beyond that, Lenin isn't terribly difficult to read. However, some of my favorite baseline texts are "Why Socialism?" by Albert Einstein or "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" by Oscar Wilde.

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ericD503 wrote

A lot of good books listed, just wanted to add capitalist realism by Mark Fischer. He has a lot of interesting takes. Easiest thing I'm reading now that's not necessarily leftist theory is Utopia for realist by Rutger Bergman. Gives you a lot of ammo for arguments about things like basic income/ 15 hour work week. I also recommend one of my favorites is Andre Funder Frank's works, particularly World accumlation and ReOrient. Dense historical economics that is attempting to write a noneurocentric history, but if you want a clear picture of world political economy that's your guy.

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techlos wrote

Abdullah Ocalan and Murray Bookchin do a good job of having approachable work.

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