Pamphlets

Below is a partial list of pamphlets published by Socialist Action Books.  To order send a letter with a list of the pamphlets you would like to purchase to P.O. Box 10328, Oakland CA 94610, along with a check made out to “Socialist Action Books.”  Please add $2 for postage to any order of pamphlets, along with the listed price.

So far, at least a few pamphlets are available for free download; the rest are priced to simply cover printing costs.

Basic Marxism: A selection of pamphlets explaining how socialists view the world.

  •  Fascism: What it is and How to Fight It. By Leon Trotsky (first published, 1944) $3 [read it at marxists.org/…sky/works/1944/1944-fas.htm]
  • Origins of Women’s Oppression: A Socialist Analysis & Perspective. By the Fourth International (1979) ($3.50)
  • History of Imperialism: A Short Course on How Capitalism Came to Dominate the World. By Cliff Conner (1995) $2.50
  • The Communist Manifesto. By Frederick Engels, Karl Marx (1847) $3 [read it at marxists.org]
  • Socialist Action: Who We Are & What We Stand For. By Nat Weinstein (1992) $4
  • Deconstructing Karl: Modern Science, Postmodern Science, and Marxism. By Cliff Conner ($3)
  • The Philosophy of Marxism: Dialectical Materialism. By Cliff Conner (1992) $2.50 [read it at marxists.org]

Pamphlets published in 2016 include:

• Bernie Sanders: Capitalism’s Latest ‘Lesser Evil’ Candidate, by Daniel Adam et al. $4

Pamphlets published in 2015 include:

• Ferguson U.S.A., by Marty Goodman and Clay Wadena, $2

• The Fight for Class and Climate Justice, by Bill Onasch and Carl Sack, $2

• Cuba’s Epic Revolution Undaunted, by Jeff Mackler, $3

• Rape Culture & Violence Against Women, by Christine Marie, $2

• The Politics of Revolutionary Socialism, by Jeff Mackler, $3

Pamphlets published in 2014 include:

• Ukraine in Turmoil, by Michael Schreiber and Jeff Mackler, $3

• Syria 2014: Imperialist intervention and Civil War, by Christine Marie, $3

• Free Free Palestine, by Jeff Mackler, $1

Pamphlets published in 2013 (not featured below) include:

• Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt, by Jeff Mackler, $3

• Fukushima, by Christine Frank, $3

• Capitalism vs. Socialism, by Jeff Mackler, $3

• Capitalism Damns the Environment , by Bill Onasch, Carl Sack, Christine Frank, Dan Adam, Jeff Mackler (2013) $3

“Capitalism Damns the Environment,” authored by Socialist Action environmental activists from across the United States, aims to refute every “solution” offered by capitalism’s protagonists and apologists to the effect that the global environment can be saved within the framework of the capitalist profit system. Employing a mass of scientific and economic data, the authors demonstrate the futility of “market-based solutions” propounded by the U.S. government and corporate establishment and its media.

Snowden pamph. coverObama’s National Security State Exposed: The Meaning of the Edward Snowden Leaks (2013)
By Jeff Mackler

The May-June 2013 revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden of U.S. secret surveillance operations have dramatically undermined the “democratic” image and credibility of the U.S. government around the world. Snowden, following in the tradition of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and Pfc. Chelsea Manning, released proof that the U.S. government’s criminal operations are inseparable from the functioning of the capitalist system itself.

This Socialist Action booklet details these operations while providing a historical overview of U.S. repression past and present. The example of a successful fightback against capitalist state power during the Vietnam War is also analyzed here and serves as an instructive example to activists that a defeat of capitalist repression and wars is not only possible but necessary for humanity’s future.

Stapled pamphlet: Place your order directly with Socialist Action Books for $3

  • Egypt in Revolt: Capitalist Reform vs. Socialist Revolution (2012)

    By Andrew Pollack, Clay Wadena
    In 2011 the Egyptian people inspired the world with their revolution that overthrow Hosni Mubarak. In just eighteen days, Mubarak’s nearly three decades-old dictatorship crumbled as Egyptian workers exercised their power in the streets. Now, nearly two years later, the Egyptian people still labor under an oppressive government and their struggle for democracy and economic rights continues. Egypt in Revolt: Capitalist Reform vs. Socialist Revolution traces the Egyptian Revolution from its beginnings in February to 2011 to Mohamed Morsi’s election as president. Authors Clay Wadena and Andrew Pollack provide a Marxist analysis of the events and argue the need for Egyptian workers to build a revolutionary socialist party to lead a struggle for power.
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  • Tragedy of Libya:The U.S.-NATO War Disguised as ‘Humanitarian Intervention’ (2012)

    By Andrew Pollack, Daniel Xavier, Jeff Mackler. The revolts, dubbed the “Arab Spring”, that erupted in the Middle East and North Africa in 2011 inspired people around the globe. Following the example of mass mobilizations, which brought down dictators in Egypt and Tunisia, the Libyan people took to the streets and demanded an end to the regime of Muammar Qaddafi. The dictator cracked down on protesters with brutal force, prompting international outrage. The United States and other world imperialist powers seized on this moment to call for a military intervention to depose Qaddafi. The rhetoric of intervention for “humanitarian purposes” concealed the West’s real motivations: to install a pliant puppet government and gain access to Libya’s vast oil resources. The Tragedy of Libya puts forward a Marxist perspective on the US/NATO war in North Africa, outlining the sweep of events from the outbreak of the short-lived protest movement to the imperialist onslaught that left over 25,000 Libyans dead.

    Book-bound: Order Online for $6

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ARCHIVED PAMPHLETS. Contact us to see if items are still available for purchase:

Marxist Politics and Philosophy

  • General Volkogonov’s Assassination of Lenin (1995)
    By Paul Siegel ($1.25)
  • Problems of Everyday Life in Capitalist America
  • By Hayden Perry ($2.50)
  • Toward a Socialist America: What Socialist Action Stands For
    By Asher Harer ($2)
  • Youth for Socialist Action: Who We Are and What We Stand For
    By Adam Ritscher, Gordon Schultz ($2)
  • The Premature Obituary of Socialism (1993)
    By Paul Siegel ($3)
  • Marxism’s Lessons for Today
    By Ann Robertson ($2)
  • Democracy in America: Fact and Fiction
    By Paul Siegel ($2.50)
  • In Defense of Revolutionary Continuity (1984: Written at the founding of Socialist Action)
    By Paul LeBlanc ($3) [read it at marxists.org]
  • Noam Chomsky: His Achievements and Limitations
    By Paul Siegel ($3)
  • Socialism vs. Capitalism: Two Social Systems: One Struggling to be Born, the Other Struggling Against its Demise
    By Paul Siegel ($3)
  • Revolutionary Socialist Politics Today (2008)
    By Jeff Mackler ($3)

Immigrants Rights

  • An Injury to One is An Injury to All: What’s At Stake in the Fight for Immigrant Rights? (2008)
    By Andrew Pollack, James Frickey ($4)

Labor Movement

  • Democracy vs. Bureaucracy: Ron Carey and the Fight for a Democratic Teamsters Union
    By Charles Walker, Nat Weinstein, Staughton Lynd ($3)
  • Auto Workers Fight Back!
    By Nat Weinstein ($2)
  • Why Can’t All Working People Have a Job?
    By Bill Leumer ($2)
  • Teamsters Union Today: The Impact of a New Leadership and a Fighting Mood
    By Nat Weinstein ($2)
  • Downsizing of America: The Uncertain Future Facing Workers
    By Nat Weinstein ($1.25)
  • The Need for a Labor Party with a Winning Union Strategy
    By Lynn Henderson, Marie Weigand, Nat Weinstein ($2.50)
  • Lessons of the P-9 Strike
    By Jake Cooper ($3)
  • How Can Labor Fight Back? A Strategy for Today
    By Carl Finamore, Nat Weinstein ($1.25)
  • “New Unity” or Six Feet Under? Where Is the AFL-CIO Going? The Leadership Debate and the Underlying Issues
    By David Jones, Frank Lovell, Tom Kerry ($2.50)
  • The End of the Blue Collar ‘Middle Class’: Ramifications of the Historic UAW Surrender
    By Bill Onasch ($2)

Women’s Liberation

  • Defend Affirmative Action
    By Carole Seligman, Marie Weigand ($2.50)
  • The Fight for Women’s Rights Today
    By Sandy Doyle, Shirley Pasholk, Sylvia Weinstein ($2.50)
  • The War Against Abortion Rights: How to Fight Operation Rescue and the Right to Life Movement (1989)
    By Carole Seligman ($2.50)
  • Feminism and Socialism: The Need for Political Independence and Mass Action to Win Women’s Liberation
    By Cynthia Burke ($2.50)

Black Liberation

  • Million Man March: A Giant Step Toward Black Unity
    By Ali Bruce, Jim Harris, Nat Weinstein ($2.50)
  • Who’s Afraid of Rap? The Revolutionary Message of Rap Music
    By Cedric O’Bannon, Zbigniew Kowaleski ($2)
  • The Coming Black Rebellion and the Legacy of Malcolm X
    By Jim Henle, Roland Sheppard ($3.25)
  • Who Killed Malcolm X?
    By Joe Ryan, Naima Washington, Roland Sheppard ($2.50)
  • Malcolm X: Fighter for Black Liberation
    By Joe Ryan, Kwame M.A. Somburu, Nat Weinstein ($2.50)
  • Crack in America: The CIA Crack Cocaine Connection
    By Jeff Mackler ($2.50)
  • Afrocentrism vs. Eurocentrism in Ancient History
    By Cliff Conner (2.50)
  • Hurricane Katrina: the Crime and Tragedy – the Rulers Fiddled While New Orleans Drowned
    By Andrew Pollack, Bill Onasch, Christine Frank ($4)

Environment

  • Whither Humanity: The Environmental Crisis of Capitalism
    By Roland Sheppard ($2.50)
  • Global Warming: Why We Need a New Environmental Movement (2005)
    By Christine Frank ($3)
  • Global Warming: Capitalism’s Time Bomb for Humanity (2007)
    By Ian Angus ($1)
  • Hurricane Katrina: the Crime and Tragedy – the Rulers Fiddled While New Orleans Drowned
    By Andrew Pollack, Bill Onasch, Christine Frank ($4)

Economics and Globalization

  • Clinton’s Health Care Fraud: A Corporate Cure at Worker’s Expense
    By Jeff Mackler, Shannon Sheppard ($2)
  • Clinton’s Economic Policy: The Hype, the Facts, the Socialist Response
    By Jeff Mackler ($2)
  • Why Can’t All Working People Have a Job?
    By Bill Leumer ($2)
  • Downsizing of America: The Uncertain Future Facing Workers
    By Nat Weinstein ($1.25)
  • Socialism vs. Capitalism: Two Social Systems: One Struggling to be Born, the Other Struggling Against its Demise
    By Paul Siegel ($3)

Anti-War

  • Bring Our Troops Home Now (articles on the 1991 Gulf War)
    By Carole Seligman, Jeff Mackler, Nat Weinstein ($3)
  • Stop the Occupation of Iraq: A Socialist Perspective on the Fight Against Imperialist War
    By Andrew Pollack, Jeff Mackler ($3)

Election

  • Election 2004: What Choice for Working People?
    By Dave Bernt, Jeff Mackler ($3)

International Affairs

  • The Hidden History of Zionism
    By Ralph Schoenman ($6.95) [read it online at “Reds”]
  • South Africa Today and Tomorrow
    By Neville Alexander ($1)
  • South African Revolution at a Crossroads
    By Michael Schreiber ($2.25)
  • Chiapas Rebellion Awakens Mexico
    By Jeff Mackler ($3)
  • Lessons of Working Class Defeats: Popular Fronts in Spain, Chile and Peru
    By Alan Benjamin, Bill Wilner, David Kirschner, Jeff Mackler, Leon Trotsky ($3)
  • Poland: Solidarnosc and the Fight for Workers’ Democracy
    By Zbigniew Kowalewski ($2.50)
  • Dynamics of the Nicaraguan Revolution
    By Alan Benjamin ($2.50)
  • Fidel Castro Denounces Bureaucracy and Sectarianism
    By Fidel Castro ($2.50)
  • Defend the Cuban Revolution! A Response to Cuba’s Critics (2003)
    By Fidel Castro, Jeff Mackler, Mumia Abu-Jamal ($2.50)
  • “Socialism in one country” and the Cuban Revolution
    By Celia Hart ($2.50)
  • The Cuban Revolution: Beleaguered but Undaunted (1998)
    By Jeff Mackler ($2.50)
  • Northern Ireland: Why the ‘Accord’ Won’t Bring Peace
    By Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Gerry Foley ($1.75)
  • Prospects for Socialism in Canada
    By Barry Weisleder ($2)

Books

  • Gorbachev’s USSR: Is Stalinism Dead? (1989)
    By Carl Finamore ($8.95 paperback)
  • My Brother, My Comrade: Remembering Jake Cooper
    By Mark Harris ($9.95 paperback)
  • The Great Reversal: Politics & Art in Solzhenitsyn
    By Paul Siegel ($9.95 paperback, $18.95 cloth)
  • South Africa: Which Road to Freedom
    By Neville Alexander ($9.95 paperback, $29.95 cloth)