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Resources for Socialists

2020.07.31 23:41 SavageTruths74 Resources for Socialists

im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
http://www.bannedthought.net/
big articles on socialism on many topics http://www.bannedthought.net/
huge socialist FAQ/essays on every topic https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/mastesocialism_faq.md
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Socialist history https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxjkfhzh65ZfVEAJrv0NE96YFqhFAM1EQOokHoLFW6M/edit
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet (click left tan for an index of subjects) https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
https://www.reddit.com/InformedTankie/comments/hrjwea/capitalism_kills_an_essay_analyzing_deaths_and/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.07.31 23:40 SavageTruths74 Resources for Socialists

im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
http://www.bannedthought.net/
big articles on socialism on many topics http://www.bannedthought.net/
huge socialist FAQ/essays on every topic https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/mastesocialism_faq.md
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Socialist history https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxjkfhzh65ZfVEAJrv0NE96YFqhFAM1EQOokHoLFW6M/edit
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet (click left tan for an index of subjects) https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
https://www.reddit.com/InformedTankie/comments/hrjwea/capitalism_kills_an_essay_analyzing_deaths_and/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.07.08 06:45 SavageTruths74 Socialist Resource List

im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first and the socialism FAQ.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
http://www.bannedthought.net/
big articles on socialism on many topics http://www.bannedthought.net/
huge socialist FAQ/essays on every topic https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/mastesocialism_faq.md
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Socialist history https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxjkfhzh65ZfVEAJrv0NE96YFqhFAM1EQOokHoLFW6M/edit
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet (click left tan for an index of subjects) https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.07.06 23:09 SavageTruths74 socialist resource list

i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
http://www.bannedthought.net/
big articles on socialism on many topics http://www.bannedthought.net/
huge socialist FAQ/essays on every topic https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/mastesocialism_faq.md
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Socialist history https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxjkfhzh65ZfVEAJrv0NE96YFqhFAM1EQOokHoLFW6M/edit
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet (click left tan for an index of subjects) https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.07.06 07:23 SavageTruths74 Resources for those looking for an alternative to capitalism

im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
http://www.bannedthought.net/
big articles on socialism on many topics http://www.bannedthought.net/
huge socialist FAQ/essays on every topic https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/mastesocialism_faq.md
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Socialist history https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxjkfhzh65ZfVEAJrv0NE96YFqhFAM1EQOokHoLFW6M/edit
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet (click left tan for an index of subjects) https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.07.05 10:16 SavageTruths74 Resources to learn about socialism

im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
huge socialist FAQ/essays on every topic https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/mastesocialism_faq.md
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Socialist history https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxjkfhzh65ZfVEAJrv0NE96YFqhFAM1EQOokHoLFW6M/edit
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet (click left tan for an index of subjects) https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Death count of socialism (5-9 million) based on academic studies and archival data https://www.reddit.com/InformedTankie/comments/hdsot3/how_many_people_were_killed_by_joseph_stalin/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.07.03 23:50 SavageTruths74 Marxist-Leninist resource list

This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
huge socialist FAQ/essays on every topic https://github.com/dessalines/essays/blob/mastesocialism_faq.md
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Socialist history https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxjkfhzh65ZfVEAJrv0NE96YFqhFAM1EQOokHoLFW6M/edit
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet (click left tan for an index of subjects) https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Death count of socialism (5-9 million) based on academic studies and archival data https://www.reddit.com/InformedTankie/comments/hdsot3/how_many_people_were_killed_by_joseph_stalin/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.22 22:25 SavageTruths74 Socialist Resource List

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pd
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Venezuela myths debunked: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FgJdjKwWHow6Yy1-zmiiwxX_DDgaF8kHkmVohkL_Yew/edit?usp=drivesdk
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Death count of socialism (5-9 million) based on academic studies and archival data https://www.reddit.com/InformedTankie/comments/hdsot3/how_many_people_were_killed_by_joseph_stalin/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.22 09:01 SavageTruths74 Resource list for communists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
Farm to Factory by Robert C. Allen https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/robert-c-allen-farm-to-factory-a-reinterpretation-of-the-soviet-industrial-revolution-1.pdf
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Venezuela myths debunked: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FgJdjKwWHow6Yy1-zmiiwxX_DDgaF8kHkmVohkL_Yew/edit?usp=drivesdk
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.22 03:15 SavageTruths74 Free Books/Resources for socialists/people trying to learn about socialism.

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Venezuela myths debunked: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FgJdjKwWHow6Yy1-zmiiwxX_DDgaF8kHkmVohkL_Yew/edit?usp=drivesdk
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.22 03:13 SavageTruths74 Resources to help bernie supporters understand socialism.

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Venezuela myths debunked: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FgJdjKwWHow6Yy1-zmiiwxX_DDgaF8kHkmVohkL_Yew/edit?usp=drivesdk
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.22 03:06 SavageTruths74 Free resources for socialists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
Venezuela myths debunked: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FgJdjKwWHow6Yy1-zmiiwxX_DDgaF8kHkmVohkL_Yew/edit?usp=drivesdk
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Sources for debating by Albamc35 https://www.reddit.com/useAlbamc35/comments/gzyueq/sources_i_use_for_debate_and_facts/
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.22 02:51 SavageTruths74 Free socialist books/resources

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 09:04 SavageTruths74 Free resources/books for socialists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 08:29 SavageTruths74 Free books/resources for socialists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 08:04 SavageTruths74 Free books/Resources for socialists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 08:03 SavageTruths74 Updated free books/resources for socialists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 08:00 SavageTruths74 Free Books/Resources for socialists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 07:59 SavageTruths74 Free books/Resources for Socialists and Marxist-Leninists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 07:53 SavageTruths74 Updated free books/resources for socialists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 07:53 SavageTruths74 Updated free books/Resources on socialism

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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2020.06.21 07:51 SavageTruths74 Updated free books/Resources for socialists and Marxist-Leninists

NOTE: if you have any good resources please link them in the comments so i can add them to my personal list ive been building.
im giving a decent list of free Marxist books/resources for everyone's use. i compiled this for the comrades who cannot afford to buy/order such books and for learning for everyone. This list should not be credited too much to me, a lot of the resources come from other comrades hard work and compiling and hours of researching, i found much here but most credit should go to everyone else who compiled/made/created these resources (some writing is even pasted from other comrades posts). i recommend the youtubers first.
Introduction to socialism:
I think every single socialist should watch this video at least once in order to understand the unprecedented impact such leftist systems have in human history; Micheal Parenti
What is Marxism
Is Capitalism Bad For You
Richard Wolff: Introduction to Marxism
Alienation
The difference between personal and private property
Books:
Reform or revolution by Rosa Luxembourg https://www.marxists.org/archive/luxemburg/1900/reform-revolution/
How Europe under-developed Africa by Walter Rodney https://archive.org/details/HowEuropeUnderdevelopedAfricaByWalterRodney/page/n1/mode/2up
Unequal exchange: The prospects of socialism https://web.archive.org/web/20170919180937/http://snylterstaten.dk/english/unequal-exchange-and-prospects-socialism-communist-working-group
Fundamentals of Marxism-Leninism https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
The betrayal of socialism by the German social democratic party https://archive.org/details/FundamentalsOfMarxismLeninism
Das Kapital by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.124455/page/n5/mode/2up
The communist Manifesto by Karl Marx https://archive.org/details/ComManifesto/mode/2up
Its not over: Learning from the socialist experiment https://www.ebookphp.com/its-not-over-learning-from-the-socialist-experiment-epub-pdf/
Economic problems in the USSR by Josef Stalin https://archive.org/details/economicproblemssocialismussrstalin
Socialist Economics by G.D. Hole https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.550836/mode/2up
The Myth of Capitalism Reborn: A Marxist critique of Theories of Capitalist Restoration in the USSR https://archive.org/details/TheMythOfCapitalismReborn/page/n53/mode/2up
Killing hope: US military and CIA interventions since World war 2 https://archive.org/details/pdfy-q0ULBH2DJICRS3Vg/mode/2up
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific by Friedrich Engels https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1880/soc-utop/index.htm
Imperialism The Highest Stage Of Capitalism By Lenin https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.3317/mode/2up
The State and Revolution by Lenin https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch01.htm
Wage Labor and Capital https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/download/pdf/wage-labour-capital.pdf
Marxism and Feminism https://www.marxists.org/archive/harman/1979/marxism/ch12.html
Economics for dummies, to help people understand capitalism but be wary, it is semi pro capitalism https://archive.org/details/EconomicsForDummies_/mode/2up
The great conspiracy against Russia by Michael Sayer and Albert E. Kahn https://mltheory.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/great-conspiracy-against-russia.pdf \
Towards a new socialism by W. Paul Cockshott and Allin Cottrell http://ricardo.ecn.wfu.edu/~cottrell/socialism_book/new_socialism.pdf
Socialist political Economy https://www.marxists.org/subject/economy/authors/pe/
Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of communism (an absolute must read for Marxists-Leninists) https://eastsidemarxism.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/michael-parenti-blackshirts-and-reds-rational-fascism-and-the-overthrow-of-communism.pdf
Late Victorian Holocausts by Mark Davis (how the introduction of capitalism causes famine) https://archive.org/details/latevictorianhol00dav_wbr
Anti Communism: Who benefits from it? by Vladimir Mshvenieradze. it reveals just how prevalent anti-communism was and still is. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-V4quceAKK9bXVaOEx0Nm4xXzQ/view
Youtubers and Youtube Videos:
Hakim (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPZoYsfoSekIpLcz9plX1Q
TheFinnishBolshevik (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvdjsJtifsZoShjcAAHZpA
Every anti-communist argument debunked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjwL1mSrPLA
Benji (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDG87s_QtD4YrIamqb9k5WQ
DemocraticSocialist01 (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/useMrReco12
ComradeSloth (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZtETWkXOblKAN5V1GUfnyg
Tovarisch Endymion (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTG-iJm0HtjWVOAwN8sA4Xg
Spooky Scary Socialist (Marxist-Leninist youtuber) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl_A_42M6kvjH8Gr-rwfCUw
Capitalism is destroying us, socialism is not an option https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVpV_wVYOEg
How capitalism is theft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFEzJovH2yo
Resource document pages and Archives:
A complete Marxist archive https://www.marxists.org/
The basics of Marxist-Leninist Theory https://archive.org/details/basics_of_marxist__leninist_theory
Massive document page debunking anti socialist lies by Albamc35 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rRBtOd7tCPwJgXNy4m1PLvDnPrbMcn6yMe7mVIIHZfA/edit
The case for Marxism-Leninism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uOAy23Rouv_Mg14_NgcEOm-K19ragMTlB03RV7Td01Q/edit
Another document page debunking lies against socialism https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gxwhh-vdeB--47HM-20cEVRC9eAMhrapbNf0Sk8VSOs/edit
massive right winger fact sheet https://socdoneleft.github.io/stinky_rightwinger_factsheet.html#public_healthcare
Socialist archive https://revolutionarydemocracy.org/index.htm
Huge socialist book archive https://archive.org/details/@ismail_badiou
Huge Marxist-Leninist archive https://neodemocracy.blogspot.com/
Huge soviet archive and pro socialist articles https://northstarcompass.org/
Huge Marxist archive by comrade Bluesytb full of information/books on many subjects https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18fVB3IGbVOwHhDETEeytx0ZJNa-3iwO-
Easy access folders also by Bluesytb https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XlDSGfnLCstf1yppNNzLhU5dm7LuilcA4RZwVp_T0Zg/edit
Another good socialist archive including non socialist but still relevant topics. https://ebookcollective.tumblr.com/archive
Complete resource list on the USSR (really good for Marxist-Leninists)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qeYeYeLN7uKxfMdoe7TAmOMD2fmgyZdU_urvW6eAsRg/edit#bookmark=id.ie987hvbw24t
Good Marxist Blogs and websites:
Super insightful, information filled Marxist-Leninist blog https://espressostalinist.com/
Another good Marxist-Leninist blog https://aredinohio.wordpress.com/
Another insightful Marxist-Leninist blog https://marxistleninist.wordpress.com/
Another good blog by the youtuber TheFinnishBolshevik https://mltheory.wordpress.com/
Information filled Articles and Posts:
Lies about the history of the soviet union https://www.northstarcompass.org/nsc9912/lies.htm
Effects of US embargo on Cuba https://www.cetim.ch/the-effects-of-the-us-embargo-against-cuba-and-the-reasons-of-the-urgent-need-to-lift-it/
The need for planning by Joseph Ball http://maoists.org/needforplanning.pdf
Here is an archived post of his FULL of information debunking almost every anti-communist argument. https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c4j3xl/useful_studies_and_sources_for_debating/
A socialist resource list by Komradsuvo https://www.reddit.com/usekomradsuvo/comments/hcgha0/mine/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
(found by comrade Jobhi) Declassified post WWII Marshall Plan documents 'communism has a much greater ability of ending hunger and transitioning backwards societies into modern world powers' https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Memo_PPS23_by_George_Kennanhttps://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/6uhar8/comrades_reading_the_declassified_post_ww2/https://imgur.com/a/qD3jF
35 Countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords, and terrorists https://www.salon.com/control/2014/03/08/35_countries_the_u_s_has_backed_international_crime_partne
in socialist Poland the average person consumed more animal proteins than western Europe https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/c42sx4/in_the_mid1970s_the_polish_peoples_republic/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
the gulag argument debunked https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/g92l9v/putting_the_gulag_argument_to_bed/
Detailed post on the achievements of the USSR https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/8h8c77/looks_like_we_need_another_space_race/dyiju07/
Basically every anti communist myth debunked https://www.reddit.com/communism/wiki/debunk
a VERY big list of resources for socialists https://www.reddit.com/socialism/comments/93swdx/a_very_big_list_of_resources_for_socialism_and/
Very interesting stats on capitalism https://i.imgur.com/6W4Iwly.jpg
Masterpost dealing with the purges, and Holodomor also by comrade Flesh_eating_turtle https://www.reddit.com/communism/comments/e8kpow/masterpost_on_joseph_stalin_and_the_great_purge/
The black book of communism debunked https://medium.com/@discomfiting/debunking-communism-killed-more-people-than-naziism-7a9880696f67
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsvZoAATfOw
https://www.lemonde.farchives/article/1997/10/31/les-divisions-d-une-equipe-d-historiens-du-communisme_3811179_1819218.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20000304051103/http://www.feedmag.com:80/essay/es271_meta3.html
https://www.reddit.com/AskHistorians/comments/7n6ql2/is_the_black_book_of_communism_an_accurate_source/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/ (the link includes a section on the black book of communism).
Academic Studies on Former socialist Countries:
A large study using world bank data analyzing the quality of life in Capitalist vs Socialist countries and finds overwhelmingly at similar levels of development socialism brings a better quality of life by Shirley Ceresto, PHD, and Howard Waitzkin, MD, PHD https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1646771/pdf/amjph00269-0055.pdf
Study by Vicente Navarro (Professor of Health and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University), which found that "contrary to dominant ideology, socialism and socialist forces have been, for the most part, better able to improve health conditions than have capitalism and capitalist forces." https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/B2TP-3R5M-Q7UP-DUA2
Professor of Economic History, Robert C. Allen, concludes in his study without the 1917 revolution the russia would not have achieved nearly as much as socialist russia. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.507.8966&rep=rep1&type=pdf
A detailed study on the living standard of soviet citizens did favorably well compared to capitalist countries even only 30 years after being an illiterate agrarian society. https://web.williams.edu/Economics/brainerd/papers/ussr_july08.pdf
Study demonstrating the steady increase in quality of life during the Soviet period (including under Stalin). Includes the fact that Soviet life expectancy grew faster than any other nation recorded at the time. https://www.jstor.org/stable/2672986?seq=1
An examination of the former eastern bloc and reintroduction of capitalism https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/wusa.12467
All credit to user Flesh_Eating_turtle for finding the studies listed above.
Ask Somebody Who Lived Under Communism!"
Studies consistently find that people in most ex-socialist countries feel that life was better under socialism than it is under capitalism:
NOTE: the people asked were young and old (some i think) and if only people who lived under Stalin era (much better time before reform)were asked the number would be much higher. many were asked Many people still remember life before socialism, and remain appreciative for its achievements.
i want to comment on something i feel is important, as Marxist-Leninist we do not have to deny invasions at all, even genocides. they are horrible atrocities. but nothing compared to capitalism, we must learn from our mistakes. Though we should be careful of propaganda, there's a reason project mockingbird happened, and we must realize history is different from repeatable science. Excerpt again from turtle:
We should not respond to bourgeois propaganda by insisting (as some well-meaning yet mistaken comrades have done) that every single misdeed of Stalin is a lie; rather, we should place them into proper historical context, along with his various achievements. This is the correct way for Marxists to analyze the world: with a firm, well-grounded materialist critique, yielding no ground to hero worship, or to a fictitious "great man" theory of history. Recall what Fidel Castro said on the matter:
I believe Stalin made big mistakes but also showed great wisdom. In my opinion, blaming Stalin for everything that occurred in the Soviet Union would be historical simplism, because no man by himself could have created certain conditions. It would be the same as giving Stalin all the credit for what the USSR once was. That is impossible! I believe that the efforts of millions and millions of heroic people contributed to the USSR's development and to its relevant role in the world in favor of hundreds of millions of people. [...] I think there should be an impartial analysis of Stalin. Blaming him for everything that happened would be historical simplism.
A list of masterposts also by turtle
List of Masterposts
General
North America
Eastern Europe
Asia
Latin America
All credit to bayarea415: The Failure Of Capitalism (poverty):
Wealth Inequality in America
• 41 million Americans go hungry, including 13 million children and 5.4 millions seniors, while farmers destroy food to keep prices high.
• $32 trillion dollars are in offshore bank accounts that cannot be taxed for the benefit of the people.
• 9 of the richest people in the world have more wealth than 1.5 billion people.
• “The official poverty rate is 14.5%, meaning 45.3 million people in the US live in poverty, up by over 8 million since 2008. An additional 97.3 million (33%) of people living in the United States are low-income, defined as incomes below twice the federal poverty line, or $47,700 for a family of four. Taken together, this means that 48% of the US population is poor or low income, 1 in every 2 people.
• More than 1 in 5 children in America (21.8%) are living under the official poverty line. Half of all children will be on food stamps before they turn 20, including 9 out of 10 African American children.
• Only 48% of Americans can handle a $400 emergency.”
• For every 22 empty homes, there is 1 homeless person.
• The United Nations has announced that the US has the worst poverty and wealth gap in the developed world.
Source and more stats here: https://kairoscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Poverty-Fact-Sheet-Feb-2015-final.pdf
Death count of Capitalism: https://www.nationstates.net/page=dispatch/id=842010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjTfm_D3sE
http://www.sciforums.com/threads/the-death-tolls-of-socialism-and-capitalism.114760/
http://guerrillaontologies.com/2014/05/attempting-the-impossible-calculating-capitalisms-death-toll/
UNICEF, RESULTS, and Bread for the World estimate that 15 million people die each year from preventable poverty, of whom 11 million are children under the age of five. So in 10 years, capitalism kills more children under the age of 5 than socialism did in 150 years.
https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-569c9e8169023514686cc0093f5a477b
We have enough food to feed 10 billion people. Even assuming 20% of it is lost, we could still feed the entire population of the world. But we don't, because the logistics of it is expensive and inefficient. Because developing poor countries is too expensive, and sending them food "disrupts the local markets".
If these people didn't need to operate under capitalism to survive, sending them food wouldn't be an issue. If we prioritized things properly, we could develop self-sustainable agriculture projects everywhere in the world.
But we don't. Because of capitalism.
Or something closer to us in the west:
In the US alone, 20,000 to 40,000 deaths every year because of lack of health insurance. On average, that's 300,000 over the last decade.
Around 9 million people die every year of hunger and hunger-related diseases. but we have more than enough food to feed EVERYONE. What happen to the capitalist market being the best way to allocate resources?
Every year 3,575,000 people die from water related diseases. This is equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every hour. Most of these people are children (2.2 million). but we have more than enough clean water, and can produce enough for everyone. again, where is this perfect market allocation?
2 million people die from VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE EVERY YEAR! again i ask, where is this moral perfect market allocation?
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