Books, Lectures, Longreads & Zines I Read in 2016 / by Greg Gallinger

As has become a sort of tradition, I've taken the time on this lazy New Year's day to catalog the stuff I've read, or perhaps listened to, over the course of the past twelve months.

2016 furthered the trend of consuming literature in audio form, as audiobooks are eaier for me to listen to while accomplishing other tasks. I've decided to include the lectures I either personally attended, or listened to online, as well as some of the longer reads and zines I stumbled upon (send me more zine suggestions!).

Looking at some of the other trends I notice that whereas Chomsky dominated the list last year, Michael Parenti seems to have taken up that mantel this time around. Where Anarchist principles have traditionally been the way in which I approach the world, Marxism has increasingly become the lense from which I look through.

I don't think I read any fictional novels this year (I was going to write I didn't read any fiction, but I did subject myself to a few Margaret Wente, Jon Kay, and Scott Gilmore columns, so... that's not completely accurate.) I should really make an attempt to change this in 2017. I love fiction, especially speculative and science fiction and really ought to read more of it.


The Declarations of Havana - Fidel Castro / Tariq Ali

How I Became a Communist - Fidel Castro

Who Rules The World? - Noam Chomsky (You can read my review in the Winnipeg Free Press )

Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire - C. B. Daring (Editor); J. Rogue (Editor); Deric Shannon (Editor); Abbey Volcano(Editor)

Rainbow Solidarity in Defence of Cuba - Leslie Feinberg

The Ethical Slut - Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy

Wages of Rebellion - Chris Hedges

Japanese: Ultimate Getting Started - Innovative Language Learning

The Conquest of Bread - Peter Kropotkin

Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution - Peter Kropotkin

Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism - V.I. Lenin

“Left-Wing” Communism: an Infantile Disorder - V.I. Lenin

Queer Beats: How The Beats Turned America On To Sex - Regina Marler

Visual Impact: Creative Dissent in the 21st Century - Liz McQuiston

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction - Kevin Passmore

Orientalism - Edward Said

Marx: A Very Short Introduction - Pete Singer

Constructing Ecoterrorism - John Sorenson

Militant Anti-Fascism: A Hundred Years of Resistance - M. Testa

Where Do Correct Ideas Come From? - Mao Tse-tung

Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction - Colin Ward


A Marx for Our Times: Who Can Speak to Race, Class and Colonialism - Kevin Anderson

Marx and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat - Brian Bean

Socialist & War: Two Opposing Trends (Lecture) - Brian Becker

Bolshevism and National Liberation Revisited - Eric Blanc

Che Guevara - Sam Farber

Unite and Fight: The Politics of Solidarity in the Anti-Racist Struggle - Anton Ford

Lenin and Bukharin on Imperialism - Phil Gasper

Are the Métis Treaty People? - Adam Gaudry

Reading Marx's Capital Vol. 1 with David Harvey (Series of Lecture) - David Harvey

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State - Lucy Herschel

The Arabs in Israel: The Inaudible Cry for Full Citizenship - Sayed Kashua

After Neoliberalism: Can the Working Class Still Change the World? - Paul Kellogg

Eugene Debs and the U.S. Socialist Tradition - Marlene Martin

Reaction, Reform and Revolution - Meredith McIntyre

1917 | How The Bolsheviks Came to Power - Alpana Mehta

The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense - Donna Murch

A Critical Assessment of the New World Order - (Lecture) - Michael Parenti

Contrary Notions (Lecture) - Michael Parenti

Lies, War & Empire (Lecture) - Michael Parenti

Reflections on the Overthrow of Communism (Lecture) - Michael Parenti

From Civil Rights to Black Power - Haley Pessin

Labor in the Digital Age: How New is the New Capitalism? - Makund Rathi

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation - Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Marx and Nature - Elizabeth Terzakis

Constructing Ecoterrorism - John Sorenson

Dissertations, Thesis & Articles of Note

Resettling the City? Setter Colonialism, Neoliberalism, and Urban Land in Winnipeg, Canada - Owen Toews

Theorizing Neoliberal Urban Development: A Genealogy from Richard Florida to Jane Jacobs - Brian Tochterman

The Revolutionary Distemper in Syria That Wasn't - Stephen Gowans

Decriminalising Bashar: Towards A More Effective Anti-War Movement - Carlos Martinez


Dear Journal issue 2 (Zine)

the everyday (Zine)

Confessions of a Queer (Zine)