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Marxist analysis and theory, brought to you by Socialist Appeal - the Marxist voice of Labour and youth.

Providing regular talks and discussions from www.socialist.net.

Follow the Socialist Appeal video channel on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/c/SocialistNet1917

    The English Revolution: the world turned upside down - part eighteen

    The English Revolution: the world turned upside down - part eighteen

    In the final episode of this series, Alan Woods explains how Oliver Cromwell - a man who embodied the contradictions of his class - went from revolutionary to counter-revolutionary; how a revolution that overthrew the monarchy ended in its restoration and the lessons of these events for revolutionaries today.

    • 1 hr
    System change, not climate change: Marxism and the environment

    System change, not climate change: Marxism and the environment

    In this talk from the recent International Marxist University, Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick - the director of Wellred Books, the official bookshop of the IMT - discusses the Marxist solution to climate change. Visit podcast.marxist.com/ for the full recordings.

    Capitalism’s rampant exploitation of the earth’s resources is wreaking havoc on the natural world: with a spike in freak weather events, floods, wildfires and so on. In recent years, the struggle against climate change has erupted with explosive force all over the world, led by school students.

    But does the solution lie in ‘green’ production methods and policies? Are lifestyle changes like veganism the answer? Or is the problem more fundamental, requiring a radical transformation of the capitalist system?

    • 32 min
    The English Revolution: the world turned upside down - part seventeen

    The English Revolution: the world turned upside down - part seventeen

    In the penultimate episode of this series, Alan Woods discusses how the great English Revolution, which embodied the hopes and democratic aspirations of so many ordinary people, ended with the dictatorship of one man: Oliver Cromwell. But the regime over which he ruled was very different to the one that came before.

    • 33 min
    Class collaboration, compromise and the crisis of reformism

    Class collaboration, compromise and the crisis of reformism

    In this talk from the recent International Marxist University, Niklas Albin Svensson - a leading activist of the International Marxist Tendency - explains why reformism is a dead end and only revolutionary struggle can improve the lives of working people. Visit podcast.marxist.com/ for the full recordings.

    Marxists are frequently attacked as unrealistic utopians. Rather than talking about revolution, the reformists say we should focus on winning achievable goals for workers. But all over the world, the main reformist parties and organisations have discredited themselves by carrying out attacks on the working class and holding them back in order to save the system. Now, they are in total disarray, losing elections and support across the board.

    • 44 min
    The English Revolution: the world turned upside down - part sixteen

    The English Revolution: the world turned upside down - part sixteen

    With the death of King Charles and the defeat of the Presbyterian counter revolution, Oliver Cromwell moved to crush the most radical wing of the New Model Army. With the Last Stand of the Levellers in 1649 and the suppression of the Diggers, the English Revolution as a popular struggle for freedom and democracy died. However, these courageous class fighters planted the seeds of the modern socialist movement, which battles on to this day.

    • 38 min
    Marxism and modern science: Dialectics of Nature

    Marxism and modern science: Dialectics of Nature

    In this talk from the recent International Marxist University, Ben Curry - a leading activist of Socialist Appeal - discusses Marxism and modern science. Visit podcast.marxist.com/ for the full recordings.

    On the anniversary of Engels’ birth, we highlight one of Engels’ greatest works, Dialectics of Nature. With his masterful grasp of dialectics, Engels pre-empted scientific discoveries like the equivalence of matter and energy and the role of labour in the development of modern humans.

    Ben Curry explains that modern science serves as a continuing validation of the Marxist method of dialectical materialism, revealing a world in a constant state of motion, flux and revolution.

    • 45 min

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