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Red Letter begins on January 1st and goes for one year of readings before returning to the beginning. This directory here lists the readings shared thus far this year and should update every day. In case you missed a day.

The Soviets (From The Communist Horizon) by Jodi Dean

Manifesto of the Communist Party: Bourgeois and Proletarians by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Manifesto of the Communist Party: Proletarians and Communists by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Manifesto of the Communist Party: Socialist and Communist Literature by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Manifesto of the Communist Party: Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The Proletariat by Karl Kautsky

What Are Wages? by Karl Marx

By what is the price of a commodity determined? by Karl Marx

The Nature and Growth of Capital and Relation of Wage-Labour to Capital by Karl Marx

Production and Society (from The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx) by Alex Callinicos

Labor Power: A Unique Commodity that Creates Surplus Value by Pierre Jalée

Commodities, Use Value and Exchange Value by Ernest Mandel

The Phenomenon of Reification by Georg Lukacs

Use, Exchange, and Market Value by Christoph Hermann

Estranged Labor (1 of 3) by Karl Marx

Estranged Labor (2 of 3) by Karl Marx

Estranged Labor (3 of 3) by Karl Marx

Provisional Rules of the First International (1864) by Karl Marx

Ruling Class and Ruling Ideas by Karl Marx

Abstract from Chapter 2 of The Poverty of Philosophy by Karl Marx

On False Consciousness by Friedrich Engels

The Fetishism of Commodities by Ben Fine and Alfredo Saad-Filho

The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof (Part 1 of 2) by Karl Marx

The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof (Part 2 of 2) by Karl Marx

The Fever (excerpt) by Wallace Shawn

Transitional Classes by Marta Hanecker

Classes in Monopoly Capitalist Society by Barbara and John Ehrenreich

A Definition [of the Professional Managerial Class] by Barbara and John Ehrenreich

Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (1859) by Karl Marx

Historical Materialism (from Socialism: Utopian and Scientific) by Friedrich Engels

The Study of Philosophy and of Historical Materialism by Antonio Gramsci

Expropriation of the Agricultural Population from the Land (excerpt) by Karl Marx

Bloody Legislation Against the Expropriated, from the End of the 15th Century by Karl Marx

Forcing Down of Wages by Acts of Parliament by Karl Marx

Excerpts from How to Consolidate the Working Class and Why I Mention Women by Flora Tristan

Speech on Communism (February 15, 1845; Elberfield) by Moses Hess

Letter from Marx to Arnold Ruge by Karl Marx

Who Makes the Soup Should Eat It by Auguste Blanqui

Observations on the Effect of the Manufacturing System by Robert Owen

The People’s Charter by William Lovett

The Life of a Revolutionary: Part 1 of 4 by Alex Callinicos

The Life of a Revolutionary: Part 2 of 4 by Alex Callinicos

The Life of a Revolutionary: Part 3 of 4 by Alex Callinicos

The Life of a Revolutionary: Part 4 of 4 by Alex Callinicos

Theses On Feuerbach by Karl Marx

The Paris Commune (Part 1 of 2) by Karl Marx

The Paris Commune (Part 2 of 2) by Karl Marx

The Fall of Paris (1 of 2) by Karl Marx

The Fall of Paris (2 of 2) by Karl Marx

From Part 1 of Critique of the Gotha Program by Karl Marx

From Part 4 of Critique of the Gotha Program by Karl Marx

The Circular Letter's Response to the The Manifesto of the Zurich Trio by Marx and Engels

Introduction to Under the Socialist Banner (1 of 2) by Matt Taber

Introduction to Under the Socialist Banner (2 of 2) by Matt Taber

The Woman Question by Edward Aveling and Eleanor Marx Aveling

Bourgeois and Proletarian Marriage (from Woman and Socialism) by August Bebel

Women in the Future (from Woman and Socialism) by August Bebel

Only in Conjunction With the Proletarian Woman Will Socialism Be Victorious by Clara Zetkin

Democracy by Karl Kautsky

The Erfurt Program by The Social Democratic Party of Germany

The Most Pressing Problems of Social Democracy by Eduard Bernstein

Introduction and The Opportunist Method from Reform or Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg

The Adaption of Capital by Rosa Luxemburg

The Realisation of Socialism through Social Reforms by Rosa Luxemburg

Capitalism and the State by Rosa Luxemburg

The Consequences of Social Reformism and General Nature of Reformism by Rosa Luxemburg

Economic Development and Socialism by Rosa Luxemburg

Co-operatives, Unions, Democracy by Rosa Luxemburg

Conquest of Power by Rosa Luxemburg

Collapse and Opportunism and Theory in Practice by Rosa Luxemburg

On Authority by Friedrich Engels

Terrorism and Populism by George Plekhanov

The So-called Anarchist Tactics and Their Morality by George Plekhanov

The Interaction of the Political and the Economic Struggle by Rosa Luxemburg

Finance Capital (excerpt) by Rudolf Hilferding

On Agitation (1 of 3) by Julius Martov and Arkadi Kremer

On Agitation (2 of 3) by Julius Martov and Arkadi Kremer

On Agitation (3 of 3) by Julius Martov and Arkadi Kremer

What the “Friends of the People” Are and How They Fight the Social-Democrats (Excerpt) by V. I. Lenin

Dogmatism and Freedom of Criticism (Part 1 of 2 from the first chapter of What Is To Be Done) by V.I. Lenin

Criticism in Russia and Engels On the Importance of the Theoretical Struggle (Part 2 of 2 from the first chapter of What Is To Be Done) by V.I. Lenin

The Spontaneity of the Masses and the Consciousness of the Social-Democrats by V.I. Lenin

Political Agitation And Its Restriction By the Economists by V.I. Lenin

Political Exposures And “Training In Revolutionary Activity by V.I. Lenin

What Is There In Common Between Economism and Terrorism? by V.I. Lenin

The Working Class As Vanguard Fighter For Democracy by V.I. Lenin

Organization of Workers and Organization of Revolutionaries (Part 1 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

Organization of Workers and Organization of Revolutionaries (Part 2 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

Excerpts of The Scope of Organisational Work and Conspiratorial Organisation and Democratism by V.I. Lenin

Organizational Questions of the Russian Social Democracy (Part 1) by Rosa Luxemburg

Organizational Questions of the Russian Social Democracy (Part 2) by Rosa Luxemburg

Our Political Tasks (two excerpts) by Leon Trotsky

October by China Mieville

Peculiarities of Russia’s Development by Leon Trotsky

Dare We Win? by V.I. Lenin

The Future Cuban Socialist Party by Diego Vicente Tejera

The Right to Be Lazy (excerpt) by Paul Lafargue

The Place of Imperialism in History by Vladimir Lenin

A Continental Revolution by James Connolly

Class Society and the State (Part 1 of 2 from the first chapter of State and Revolution) by V.I. Lenin

Class Society and the State (Part 2 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

The Experience of 1848-51 (The Second chapter of State and Revolution) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter III of State and Revolution: Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871. Marx's Analysis (part 1 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter III of State and Revolution: Experience of the Paris Commune of 1871. Marx's Analysis (part 2 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter IV of State and Revolution: Supplementary Explanations by Engels (part 1 of 3) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter IV of State and Revolution: Supplementary Explanations by Engels (part 2 of 3) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter IV of State and Revolution: Supplementary Explanations by Engels (part 3 of 3) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter V of State and Revolution: The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State (part 1 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter V of State and Revolution: The Economic Basis of the Withering Away of the State (part 2 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter VI of State and Revolution: : The Vulgarisation of Marxism by the Opportunists (part 1 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

Chapter VI of State and Revolution: : The Vulgarisation of Marxism by the Opportunists (part 2 of 2) by V.I. Lenin

In Praise of Learning by Bertolt Brecht

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter One by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 2 (The Coming Storm; 1 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 2 (The Coming Storm; 2 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 3 (On The Eve; 1 of 3) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 3 (On The Eve; 2 of 3) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 3 (On The Eve; 3 of 3) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 4 (The Fall of the Provisional Government; part 1 of 3) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 4 (The Fall of the Provisional Government; part 2 of 3) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 4 (The Fall of the Provisional Government; part 3 of 3) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 5 (Plunging Ahead; part 1 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 5 (Plunging Ahead; part 2 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 6 (The Committee for Salvation) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 7 (The Revolutionary Front) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 8 (Counter-Revolution; 1 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 8 (Counter-Revolution; 2 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 9 (Victory; 1 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 9 (Victory; 2 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 10 (Moscow) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 11 (The Conquest of Power; 1 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 11 (The Conquest of Power; 2 of 2) by John Reed

Ten Days that Shook the World: Chapter 12 (The Peasants’ Congress) by John Reed

The Souls of White Folks by W.E.B. DuBois

Of the Ruling of Men by W.E.B. DuBois

The Dawn of Social Revolution in Chile by Luis Emilio Recabarren

Supplement to Lenin's Preliminary Draft Theses on the National and the Colonial Questions by M. N. Roy

Fundamental Significance of the Russian Revolution by Rosa Luxemburg

The Problem of Dictatorship by Rosa Luxemburg

The New Economic Policy Of Soviet Russia by N.I. Bukharin

No Compromises? (from 'Left-Wing' Communism: an Infantile Disorder) by Lenin

Several Conclusions of 'Left-Wing' Communism: an Infantile Disorder by Lenin

The Dictatorship of the Proletariat from The Foundations of Leninism by Joseph Stalin

The 'Communist World' Enters the Struggle by The Communist World

Stalin as Theoretician (from Marxism after Marx) by David Mclellan

'Military Communism', the 'New Economic Policy' (NEP) and the Course Toward the Kulak (A selection from The Revolution Betrayed) by Leon Trotsky

'Bonapartism as a regime of crisis' (A selection from The Revolution Betrayed) by Leon Trostsky

from Class Consciousness by Georg Lukacs

General Remarks on the Question of Organisation by Anton Pannekoek

The USSR and Problems of the Transitional Epoch by Leon Trotsky

Real Dialectics by Antonio Gramsci

What Is to Be Done? by Antonio Gramsci

Leader by Antonio Gramsci

Officialdom by Antonio Gramsci

The Factory Council by Antonio Gramsci

The Formation of the Intellectuals (from The Prison Notebooks) by Antonio Gramsci

Analysis Of Situations. Relations Of Force (From The Prison Notebooks) by Antonio Gramsci

Politics as an Autonomous Science (From The Prison Notebooks) by Antonio Gramsci

Excerpt of The Making of the Chinese Revolution by David Mclellan

Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan (part 1 of 2) by Mao

Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan (part 2 of 2) by Mao

Oppose Book Worship by Oppose Book Worship

Be Concerned With The Well-Being Of The Masses, Pay Attention To Methods Of Work by Mao

On Practice (First Half) by Mao

On Practice (Second Half) by Mao

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Communism Is How We Forcibly Break Apart the Organized Power of the Capitalist Class
   To tell us what needs to be guarded in the van, write to reds@redlette.red   ?s    YTD All the available strength of the old order faced the unorganised power of the new, the unknown