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55 minutes | 2 days ago
The Revolutionary Philosophy of Marxism
Alan Woods gives an introduction on Marxist philosophy, dialectical materialism, in the 2018 book launch of The Revolutionary Philosophy of Marxism. As Lenin said, without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement. All revolutionaries must make an effort to study the ideas of Marxism, which is a powerful weapon in our hands to transform society. Get the book: bit.ly/3od3sba. Video presentation: bit.ly/3tKFqpH. Alan Woods's book intro: bit.ly/3fmutoS.
114 minutes | 22 days ago
Audio Series: Marxism vs. Identity Politics
This document was approved unanimously at the 2018 IMT World Congress, and its aim is to intensify the theoretical and political struggle against identity politics, postmodernism, and other alien class ideas. Read it on our website at srev.org/marxism-vs-idpol.
38 minutes | a month ago
The American Civil War: A Sword in One Hand and the Book of Freedom in the Other (Pt. 4)
Our fourth episode on the American Civil War covers the course of events from Emancipation Proclamation to the end of the war. After a brief hiatus, we will be back with more episodes to cover the convulsive period of Reconstruction. Full transcript: bit.ly/3mzD0rJ. Part 1: bit.ly/3aWMvg6. Part 2: bit.ly/3tmb8JP. Music: "Battle Cry of Freedom", University of California, Santa Barbara Library (CC BY-NC 2.5).
30 minutes | 2 months ago
The American Civil War: A Violent and Remorseless Revolutionary Struggle (Pt. 3)
In this episode of our Civil War series, John Peterson analyzes the events of the war itself, all the way from secession to the Emancipation Proclamation. Part 1: bit.ly/3aWMvg6. Part 2: bit.ly/3tmb8JP. Music: "Battle Cry of Freedom", University of California, Santa Barbara Library (CC BY-NC 2.5).
36 minutes | 2 months ago
The American Civil War: Abolitionists & Secessionists (Pt. 2)
In the second episode of our Civil War miniseries, John Peterson takes a closer look at the Constitutional foundations of the crisis, the economics of slavery, the abolitionists, the political scene at the time, and provides a brief timeline of events leading up to secession and the war itself. Music: "Battle Cry of Freedom", University of California, Santa Barbara Library (CC BY-NC 2.5).
23 minutes | 3 months ago
The American Civil War: Revolution and Counterrevolution (Pt. 1)
Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson kicks off our three-part miniseries on the American Civil War. He lays out the basic theoretical foundations for understanding the events of the Civil War, which Marxists see as the second American Revolution. Full transcript: bit.ly/3aWMvg6. Music: "Battle Cry of Freedom", University of California, Santa Barbara Library (CC BY-NC 2.5)
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Dynamite in the Foundations: Alan Woods on the Crisis of World Capitalism
On January 28, at a meeting of leading members of the International Marxist Tendency, Alan Woods provided an overview of the dramatic events unfolding at the start of 2021. The crisis of world capitalism is causing ruptions, dislocation, and class polarization in one country after another. Alan explains that, in this context, the task of Marxists is to present a revolutionary socialist program to the millions of radicalizing workers and youth. Video and Transcript: https://bit.ly/2Z0Hixf
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Trump's "Coup" and the Crisis of US Democracy
This weekend, Socialist Revolution editor Antonio Balmer addressed a meeting of our British section, Socialist Appeal. He explained that the storming of Capitol Hill by a mob of Trump supporters on January 6 is a graphic illustration of the deep crisis of American bourgeois democracy and American capitalism. At the same time, Antonio explained that Joe Biden and the Democrats offer no way forward for American workers and youth. The working class needs its own party—a mass socialist party that will fight to transform society.Read more: https://bit.ly/39qGQgH
19 minutes | 4 months ago
Article Series: Trump's "Insurrection" and the Chaos of US Bourgeois Democracy
The storming of the US capitol—egged on by the president himself—marks an unprecedented crisis of the regime less than a week into 2021. Listen to our latest article on this topic, published on socialistrevolution.org.
107 minutes | 5 months ago
Socialism in Our Lifetime! Why We Need a Revolutionary Organization
The whole world is in crisis. The events of 2020 have made it clear that capitalism is at an impasse and offers no way forward for humanity. The choice is one between socialism or barbarism—get organized now and join us in the fight for socialism in our lifetime! In this session from our online Marxist School, we explain what the International Marxist Tendency is and why you should join. We also brought in organizers from across the world (from Pakistan, to France, to Brazil, to South Africa, and more) to share their experiences of building the revolutionary organization in their countries. Read a report from the event: https://bit.ly/35ETXtN
43 minutes | 5 months ago
How Revolutionary Socialism Can Revive the Labor Movement
Not a wheel turns, not a phone rings, not a light bulb shines without the kind permission of the working class. And yet, unionization rates are at a historic low in the US, while homelessness climbs and wages continue to stagnate. How can workers organize to fight back? Socialist Revolution editor Tom Trottier provided an introduction to this question at our online Marxist School. He explained that, in order to win against capital, workers need to organize on the basis of class struggle methods and a fighting, revolutionary outlook. Read a report from the event: https://bit.ly/35ETXtN
33 minutes | 5 months ago
The George Floyd Uprising and the Struggle against Police Terror
The George Floyd uprising this summer was the largest protest movement in US history. Starting in Minneapolis, it spread to thousands of cities and towns across the country, with 10% of the population participating. Erika Roedl is an IMT organizer in Minneapolis who was there when the movement started, and she came to our online Marxist School to provide a first-hand account of the protests, as well as a perspective for the way forward in the fight against racism and police violence. Read a report from the event: https://bit.ly/35ETXtN
36 minutes | 5 months ago
¡Ni Una Menos! The Struggle Against Femicides in Mexico
Over the past several years Mexico has seen a huge increase in violence against women and femicides, with hundreds of women and girls killed every year. We brought in Karen Campos—organizer with the IMT in Mexico, La Izquierda Socialista—to speak on this topic at our recent online Marxist School. Karen explains that the rise of violence against women in Mexico and around the world is evidence of a sick, oppressive system that must be transformed, root and stem, through united class struggle.Read a report from the event: https://bit.ly/35ETXtN
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Facing a Climate Catastrophe: We Need a Planned Economy!
Record forest fires, droughts, and heat waves have devastated the US, but the capitalist system remains paralyzed in the face of climate catastrophe. In this session from our recent online Marxist School, Socialist Revolution editor Antonio Balmer presents the revolutionary socialist solution to climate change.Read a report from the event: https://bit.ly/35ETXtN
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Election 2020 and the Fight for Socialist Revolution
The election is finally over and Trump has been defeated in the polls this time around. Still, Trumpism is alive and well and the US is more polarized than at any other time living memory. At the same time, COVID-19 infections are rising uncontrollably and the crisis of capitalism continues to deepen. What will the election results mean for the US working class? What should socialists do in the aftermath of the 2020 election? John Peterson, editor of Socialist Revolution, takes up these questions at our recent US Marxist School. Read a report from the event: https://bit.ly/35ETXtN
30 minutes | 6 months ago
Electoral Chaos and the Crisis of American Bourgeois Democracy
Election night has come and gone and, as expected, there are no clear results. Trump has all but declared victory, while the Biden camp calls for patience. The general picture is one of polarization and political crisis. Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson provides an analysis of where things stand one day into the post-election chaos. Episode video and transcript: bit.ly/electoral-chaos. Register for our post-election event: socialistrevolution.org/election2020.
82 minutes | 7 months ago
Socialism vs Lesser Evilism: A Marxist Roundtable on the 2020 Election
What is the Marxist take on the 2020 election? Should socialists vote for Biden? Listen to our panel discussion where we address these questions and much more! Full video at https://youtu.be/JQqUs3dc7F8?t=608. Host: K. Khan (Bay Area, writer for Socialist Revolution). Panelists: Tom Trottier (New York City, editor for Socialist Revolution), Nick Brancaccio (Phoenix DSA Vice-Chair, writer for Socialist Revolution), Erika Roedl (Twin Cities, writer for Socialist Revolution).
40 minutes | 7 months ago
Constitutional Chaos and COVID in the White House: A Marxist Take on Election 2020
These days, we go from one crisis after another. From the death of RBG, to the so-called presidential "debate," to the spread of COVID-19 to Donald Trump and the White House, events are moving so quickly that you can hardly keep up. What should socialists make of all this? Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson provides a Marxist perspective.
27 minutes | 8 months ago
How to Fight the Eviction Wave
In the midst of a devastating global pandemic, the US population faces a coming wave of foreclosures, evictions—and hunger—unlike anything experienced since the Great Depression. What is at the root cause of all this? How can we fight the looming eviction wave? Joe Lang, Socialist Revolution organizer and contributing author, explores these questions. Read our article: https://bit.ly/eviction-wave. Solidarity with our comrades at Esquerda Marxista: https://bit.ly/brazil-solidarity. Intro music credit: Toasted Tomatoes (from "lofi hip-hop beats to organise/seize means to").
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Lessons of the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters' Strike
From May to August of 1934, Minneapolis was rocked by a strike that would forever change the course of US labor history. This was the strike of Teamsters Local 574, a union led by Trotskyists. Today, as the US working class regains its pulse after decades of lull in the class struggle, these events can provide us with many practical lessons for how labor can fight back and win through militant action. Steve Iverson of Boston Socialist Revolution presents on this topic. Intro music: "There is Power in a Union" (Version by Joe Glazer and Bill Friedland). "Bella Ciao" remix (Toasted Tomatoes from "lofi hip-hop beats to organise/seize means to").
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