Mimi Soltysik was a longtime member of the Socialist Party USA, serving as their presidential candidate in 2016.

The below reading list is one that Mimi often shared with comrades.

An intro list:

“The Wretched of the Earth” – Frantz Fanon (PDF) – http://abahlali.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Frantz-Fanon-The-Wretched-of-the-Earth-1965.pdf

“The Assassination of Fred Hampton” – Jeffrey Haas – http://www.hamptonbook.com/Hampton_Book/Home.html

“An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States” – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz – http://www.beacon.org/An-Indigenous-Peoples-History-of-the-United-States-P1164.aspx

“The Socialist Imperative” – Michael Lebowitz – https://monthlyreview.org/product/socialist_imperative/

“Assata: An Autobiography” – Assata Shakur (PDF) – https://libcom.org/files/assataauto.pdf

“Open Veins of Latin America” – Eduardo Galeano – https://monthlyreview.org/product/open_veins_of_latin_america/

“Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation” – Fred Magdoff and Chris Williams – https://monthlyreview.org/product/creating_an_ecological_society/

“Thinking Through: Essays on Feminism, Marxism, and Anti-Racism” – Himani Bannerji – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/627138.Thinking_Through

“The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs” – Ray Ginger – https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/839-the-bending-cross

“October” – China Mieville – https://www.versobooks.com/books/2731-october

“Pedagogy of the Oppressed” – Paulo Freire (PDF) – https://selforganizedseminar.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/freire_pedagogy_oppresed1.pdf

“Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements”  – Victoria Law – https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=502

“Ya Basta!: Ten Years of the Zapatista Uprising” – Subcomandante Marcos – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3618._Ya_Basta_

“Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches” – Audre Lorde – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32951.Sister_Outsider

“The History of the Russian Revolution” – Leon Trotsky (PDF) – https://www.marxists.org/ebooks/trotsky/history-of-the-russian-revolution/ebook-history-of-the-russian-revolution-v1.pdf

“The Assassination of Lumumba” – Ludo De Witte – https://www.versobooks.com/books/792-the-assassination-of-lumumba

“Where We Stand: Class Matters” – bell hooks – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17603.Where_We_Stand

“Planet of Slums” – Mike Davis – https://www.versobooks.com/books/2293-planet-of-slums

“Black Against Empire” – Bloom and Martin – https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520293281/black-against-empire

“Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians” – Noam Chomsky – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62698.Fateful_Triangle

Howie Hawkins 2020

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