Reading theory is an important part of understanding communism; some of it takes a while to digest. Reading is absolutely required to fully grasp Marxist understanding. Unfortunately, many don't have the time or resources to tackle theory.
If you're finding it difficult to read about, don’t struggle alone! This is a class struggle, not a you struggle. We can’t make community by saying “you have no excuse”. We all have excuses. Its the duty of the community to remove those excuses and barriers.
This section is dedicated to breaking down written theory into easy-to-understand concepts.
General Reading (Important)
Introduction to Communist Theory
The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Topics covered: Who are the bourgeoisie and the proletariat? Why is the abolition of private property necessary? Why is the abolition of labor necessary? What are the incorrect types of socialism? What is the goal of the proletariat?
Class Society and the State by Vladimir Lenin (ch. 1 from The State and Revolution)
Topics covered: What is the nature of the State's power and how did it rise to power? How should the State ideally function? What is meant by 'smashing' the State?
Value, Price and Profit by Karl Marx
Topics covered: How are the value of commodities and labor power determined? How are the price of commodities and labor power determined? Why are wages usually the lowest they can possibly be?