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Marxist theory, news and analysis brought to you by the British section of the International Marxist Tendency. Get involved in the fight for communism today!
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The powerful rise of the Scottish independence movement once struck fear into the British ruling class, threatening to break the United Kingdom and raise the rebellious spirit of the working class. Nearly ten years since the referendum that unleashed opposition to Tory Britain, and raised the Scottish National Party to unprecedented support, the movement is at a crossroads. The SNP leadership clique have proven themselves to be politically bankrupt, unable to retain their rosy reformist image as they carry out attacks on the working class, and completely lack any sincere strategy for the independence movement. In this session, Shaun Morris will discuss the crisis faced by Scottish nationalism, and why we can look toward the class struggle for a way forward for the fight for independence. πŸ“š Get a copy of 'In defence of Lenin': https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/in-defence-of-lenin/ ✊ Join our campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red/donate
With less than three weeks to go until the founding of the Revolutionary Communist Party, we sit down with Jorge MartΓ­n, a leading member of the soon-to-be Revolutionary Communist International which is also being founded this summer. In this episode, we cover why the working class needs an international, the successes we've had in the recent period, as well as how the international works. ✊ Join the Communists! Build the RCP: https://communist.red/join πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ“¨ Order your communist cell starter pack: https://communist.red/starterpack πŸ“° Subscribe to 'The Communist' and 'In Defence of Marxism': https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ“š Check out Britain's Marxist bookshop, Wellred Books: https://wellredbooks.co.uk πŸ“ Send in your questions, reports, and more, for both the podcast and the newspaper: https://communist.red/write πŸ”— Read the Manifesto of the RCI: https://www.marxist.com/manifesto-of-the-revolutionary-communist-international.htm 🌍 Sign up for the World School of Communism taking place in June: https://schoolofcommunism.com
In June, the International Marxist Tendency will take the monumental step of founding a new Revolutionary Communist International (RCI), to provide communist workers and youth around the world with a bold rallying point in the struggle to overthrow capitalism. In doing so, the RCI will build on the immense revolutionary legacy left behind by the Third (Communist) International, founded by Lenin and the Bolsheviks as the world party of revolution. πŸ”— Register now for the founding of the RCI: https://schoolofcommunism.com/ This week’s episode of Spectre of Communism podcast welcomes Fred Weston, a leading comrade of the International Marxist Tendency, to explain the historic revolutionary importance of the Communist International. In doing so, Fred demonstrates the palpable need for a similar organisation in the world today. πŸ”— Read the RCI Manifesto: communist.red/manifesto πŸ”— Ted Grant's 'The Rise and Fall of the Comintern' cited in this episode: https://www.marxist.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-communist-international.htm ✊ Join the Communists! Build the Revolutionary Communist Party: communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red/donate
The capitalist system is in a deep global crisis. Its decline has devastating consequences, not only in terms of social and economic conditions, but also the destruction of the planet. This is shaking millions of people to political life and it has driven an increase in political activity of all kinds. In particular, some are drawn towards the methods of β€˜direct action’ and β€˜civil disobedience’. In this talk, Joe Russell will examine the limits of β€˜direct action’ groups like Just Stop Oil, XR and, even to some extent, the self-proclaimed communist organisations. By revisiting some of Lenin’s writings from the early 1900s, and by examining political developments today, Joe will present a Marxist approach to these struggles, which correspond to the period of revolution that is opening up before us. πŸ“š Get a copy of 'What is to be done': https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/what-is-to-be-done/ ✊ Join our campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red/donate
As Lenin famously declared, "without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement." Defending the ideas of genuine Marxism is the bedrock of what we do here at the Revolutionary Communist Party. With just a month to go until the founding congress of the RCP, Fiona Lali and Jack Tye Wilson discuss why Marxist theory is essential to building the Party, as well as how communists can go about educating themselves. ✊ Join the Communists! Build the RCP: https://communist.red/join πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ“¨ Order your communist cell starter pack: https://communist.red/starterpack πŸ“° Subscribe to 'The Communist' and 'In Defence of Marxism': https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ“š Check out Britain's Marxist bookshop, Wellred Books: https://wellredbooks.co.uk πŸ”— Visit our Marxist education hub: https://communist.red/education πŸ“ Send in your questions, reports, and more, for both the podcast and the newspaper: https://communist.red/write πŸ”— Read the draft theses on the coming British revolution: https://communist.red/theses-on-the-coming-british-revolution/ πŸ”— Read the Manifesto of the RCI: https://www.marxist.com/manifesto-of-the-revolutionary-communist-international.htm
In the first complete Marxist history of the Roman Republic, Alan Woods’ recently launched book provides a gripping and accessible analysis of the titanic struggles that shaped the Roman world, and continue to resonate today. Spanning more than a thousand years of development, the book delves into the fundamental processes which gave rise to the emergence of Rome as an imperial power, the crisis of the Late Republic and the rise of the Caesars. It also features additional material by the author on the eventual decline of the Roman Empire and the Marxist theory of the state. In this session, Alan Woods will discuss the treasure trove of history and theory covered in his new book, and why all serious revolutionaries must study these lessons to better equip themselves for the battles ahead. πŸ“š Get a copy of 'Class struggle in the Roman republic': https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/class-struggle-in-the-roman-republic/ ✊ Join our campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red/donate
The oppression of women is one of the most reactionary elements of class society and Marxists have always stood on the frontlines in the fight against it. Yet one the most common prejudices against Marxism is that it views the struggle for women’s emancipation as secondary. For example, Silvia Federici, who calls herself a Marxist-feminist, criticises Marxism and says Marx’s analysis of capitalism falls short andignores the sexual division of labour in capitalist accumulation. This could not be further from the truth. In this talk, Lotta Angantyr will explain what Marxists actually have to say about women’s oppression β€” both in terms of women’s role in family throughout history, and what we need to do to end it once and for all. πŸ“š Get a copy of 'Women, Family and the Russian Revolution': https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/women-family-and-the-russian-revolution/ ✊ Join our campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red/donate
With six weeks to go until the founding congress of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Joe Russell and Jack Tye Wilson sit down to discuss the importance revolutionary finance, how to raise funds for the Party, and why a Bolshevik organisation requires material sacrifice. ✊ Join the Communists! Build the RCP: https://communist.red/join πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ“¨ Order your communist cell starter pack: https://communist.red/starterpack πŸ“° Subscribe to 'The Communist' – the voice of the working class: https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ“š Check out Britain's Marxist bookshop, Wellred Books: https://wellredbooks.co.uk πŸ“ Send in your questions, reports, and more, for both the podcast and the newspaper: https://communist.red/write πŸ”— Read our latest news and analysis on The Communist website: https://communist.red
141 years ago this week, Karl Marx died. His ideas laid the scientific foundation of the revolutionary communist movement, and would transform the course of world history. Today, not only do these ideas continue to inspire millions, they also provide our sharpest theoretical weapons in the struggle to overthrow capitalism and bring the working class to power. In this talk, Josh Holroyd – editor for In Defence of Marxism – explores the theories and events that inspired and shaped the young Karl Marx. πŸ“š Go to Wellred Books: https://wellredbooks.co.uk ✊ Join our campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red/donate
With deep anger at the establishment everywhere we turn, and a general election on the horizon, we respond to a question from a listener: will the Revolutionary Communist Party run in the elections? ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: https://communist.red/join πŸ“¨ Order your communist cell starter pack: https://communist.red/starterpack πŸ“° Subscribe to 'The Communist' – the voice of the working class: https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ“ Send in your questions, reports, and more, for both the podcast and the newspaper: https://communist.red/submit πŸ”— Read our latest news and analysis on The Communist website: https://communist.red πŸ”— Read the article on the 1945 Neath by-election that Jack mentioned: https://communist.red/history-of-the-rcp-1945-neath-by-election-when-revolutionaries-ran-for-parliament/
[Recorded in November 2023] With NATO staring down the barrel of an embarrassing defeat in Ukraine, the western imperialists' boastful jingoism has turned into its opposite. While some on the so-called 'left' continue to call for support for Zelensky's gang – thereby betraying the interests of workers everywhere – the Communists have taken a principled, internationalist position since day one. In this talk from last year's Revolution Festival, Hamid Alizadeh outlines the only way to fight imperialism and war: proletarian internationalism and socialist revolution. ✊ Join the Communists! Build the Revolutionary Communist Party: https://communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to 'The Communist' – the voice of the working class: https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ”— Read our latest news and analysis on The Communist website: https://communist.red
In the age of the Enlightenment, the young, ascendant capitalist class began to stretch it's wings against the spiritual dictatorship of the church, and the feudal monarchies that they propped up. Breaking the chains of obscurantist medieval dogma, bold thinkers and pioneers like Locke, Newton, Diderot and Rousseau fought for rationality and science and in so doing, theoretically cleared the ground for the great bourgeois revolutions. Today, however, the capitalism is decrepit and dying and the ruling class has turned away from the reason of it's youth. In fact, the irrational capitalist system threatens to drag human society back to a new dark age. In this episode, Ben Curry will discuss and defend the Enlightenment, which despite it's limits was an enormous conquest for human thought. We as Marxists lay claim to the bold materialism and clarity of thought which characterised the Enlightenment as theoretical armaments in our struggle against our own rotten ruling class. ✊ Join our campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: communist.red/subscribe πŸ“š Get your copy of Reason in Revolt: https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/reason-in-revolt/ πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red/donate
In episode two of 'Towards the RCP', we discuss why we have launched 'The Communist' newspaper, how we can use it as a tool to build the Party, and how we can pave the way for a weekly Communist paper. ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: https://communist.red/join πŸ“¨ Order your communist cell starter pack: https://communist.red/starterpack πŸ“° Subscribe to 'The Communist' – the voice of the working class: https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ“ Send in your questions, reports, and more, for both the podcast and the newspaper: https://communist.red/submit πŸ”— Read our latest news and analysis on The Communist website: https://communist.red
With only 10 weeks to go until the founding Congress of the Revolutionary Communist Party, we are launching a new weekly podcast series dedicated to building the Party. Each episode, we will cover the key political events of the week, and delve into a particular aspect of communist organising – from Marxist education, to revolutionary finance, to building a workplace cell. This week, we cover why we are launching the RCP, what makes it different, and how to get started with recruiting new revolutionaries. ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: https://communist.red/join πŸ“¨ Order your communist cell starter pack: https://communist.red/starterpack πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist – the voice of the working class: https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ“ Send in your questions, reports, and more, for both the podcast and the newspaper: https://communist.red/submit 🚩 Sign up for the School of Communism 2024: https://schoolofcommunism.com πŸ”— Read our latest news and analysis on The Communist website: https://communist.red
The Great French Revolution was one of the greatest events in human history. In just four years, the masses rose up and swept away the ancient regime that had stood for centuries, igniting revolutionary flames across Europe. Yet these heroic efforts ultimately prepared the way for the rule of the capitalist class, and could only herald what was to come: the struggle of the working class for socialism. Nevertheless, it is vital that all who are fighting for communism to carefully study these titanic events, and to grasp the dynamics of revolution in preparation for the colossal class struggles that are being provoked by the crisis of the capitalist system. In this episode, Keelan Kellegher discusses the epic drama of the French Revolution, drawing out lessons essential for every revolutionary communist today. ✊ Join our campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: https://communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist newspaper today: socialist.net/subscribe πŸ“š Get your copy of the latest In Defence of Marxism magazine: https://communist.red/magazine/ πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: https://communist.red/donate
From La France Insoumise, to Podemos, to the β€˜Communist’ Party of Britain, a number of figures and groups on the left believe that rallying around the national flag is the best way to attract the support of the working class. This opportunism goes back a long way. Both the reformists and the Stalinists have tended to bend to the chauvinism of the ruling class, leading to the betrayal of workers and oppressed peoples. As communists, we understand that the working class has no nation, and that reshaping or filling nationalities with a β€˜progressive’ content cannot lead the masses to emancipation. In this talk, Jack Tye Wilson argues why communists must reject these siren calls for β€˜progressive’ patriotism. Instead, we must put forward a programme of proletarian internationalism. Only on this basis can the world working class achieve its common interests. ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: https://communist.red/join πŸ“° Subscribe to The Communist – the voice of the working class: https://communist.red/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate towards the launch of the RCP: https://communist.red/donate πŸ”— Read our latest news and analysis on The Communist website: https://communist.red 🌐 Head to the international website of the IMT, for theory, news, and analysis: https://marxist.com/
John Reed, the author of Ten Days that Shook the World, once said that Lenin was the most loved and the most hated person alive. He was loved by tens of millions who wanted to change society, but hated by the ruling class and their apologists. As the leader of the Russian Revolution, Lenin was a man who changed the world. A convinced Marxist, he created the Bolshevik Party, the most revolutionary party in history. Lenin translated the ideas of Marxism into reality. One hundred years since his death, the bourgeois historians continue to slander him and his ideas. Join Alan Woods and Rob Sewell, authors of the anticipated book In Defence of Lenin, on the centenary of Lenin's death for a discussion on his real life and ideas. By understanding the significance of Lenin, we can understand how to carry out the revolutionary struggle for communism today. Pre-order the book here: https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/in-defence-of-lenin/ ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: socialist.net/join πŸ“° Help us launch 'The Communist' newspaper by taking out a subscription: socialist.net/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red 🌐 Head to the website of the IMT, for theory, news, and analysis: marxist.com/
For communists, China has a special importance, as it is home to the largest working class in the world. While the western capitalists denounce China as a totalitarian dictatorship, and the Stalinists praise it as a socialist motherland, Marxists must have a scientific understanding of the Chinese regime. In this episode, Jorge MartΓ­n explains the real nature of China today; its place in the world capitalist system; as well as the crisis, inter-imperialist conflict, and class struggle headed its way in the coming period. πŸ“š Get your copy of 'China's Long March to Capitalism': https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/chinas-long-march-to-capitalism/ ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: socialist.net/join πŸ“° Help us launch 'The Communist' newspaper by taking out a subscription: socialist.net/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: communist.red 🌐 Head to the website of the IMT, for theory, news, and analysis: marxist.com/
The October Revolution was not just an act of economic and political emancipation for the downtrodden masses, it also represented artistic and creative emancipation. Individual geniuses - such as Eisenstein, Meyerhold, Stanislavski, Tatlin, El Lizzitsky, and Shostakovich - rose to prominence and revolutionised their artforms. But more remarkably, millions of ordinary people were given access to the world of art and culture, previously denied to them by the bourgeois class. A spiritual and cultural uplifting on this scale had never been seen in human history. In this episode, Nelson Wan discusses these outstanding artistic achievements, and why another revolution in art will not be brought about until the revolution in society is completed. ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: https://socialist.net/join πŸ“° Help us launch 'The Communist' newspaper by taking out a subscription: https://socialist.net/subscribe πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: https://communist.red 🌐 Head to our website for theory, news, and analysis: https://socialist.net/
The coup in Gabon in August was most recent in a series of setbacks for French imperialism. The Sahel region of West Africa, which France has historically treated as it's colonial back yard, is today known as the 'coup belt', and has seen military takeovers in Chad, Niger, Mali, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Guinea. In this talk, Josh Holroyd will explain the causes of these seismic events, as well as the revolutionary way forward: the masses can't be duped by the cynical Chinese and Russian imperialists, but must rely on their own forces. πŸ“š Get your copy of Lenin's 'Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism': https://wellredbooks.co.uk/product/imperialism-the-highest-stage-of-capitalism/ 🚩 Check out the launch website of 'The Communist', coming January 2024: https://communist.red/ 🌐 Head to our website for theory, news, and analysis: https://socialist.net/ ✊ Join the campaign to build a Revolutionary Communist Party: https://socialist.net/join πŸ’Έ Donate to our special party launch fund: https://socialist.net/donate
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Henrik Wahren

please, please, please stop announcing how much time a speaker has left. It's more than annoying. Use visual cards or, if a webinar, a silent notification.

Oct 22nd
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Spencer Corning

that background noise was too distracting... I only made it about halfway through.

Jun 13th
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Andy Kourafas

she has to work on those "um"s

Oct 19th
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