John Peterson Speaking on the Economic Crisis

JP Speaking on the Economic CrisisJohn Peterson, National Secretary of the Workers International League, speaks at the Walker Library in Minneapolis, MN on the causes of the current economic crisis on Wall Street and the socialist solution.  Recorded on October 30th, 2008.

The Story of “Mouseland”

MouselandThis is a short story originally told by Tommy Douglas, depicting how bourgeois elections work in the form of a short story.  Although bourgeois elections in Canada were originally depcited, the story does well to depict bourgeois elections in general.

Audio File: The Permanent Revolution

fourth-copy.jpgFred Weston of the International Marxist Tendency, and editor of 'In Defence of Marxism', talks on Leon Trotsky's theory of the Permanent Revolution. This Marxist concept constituted the main ideological opposition to Stalin's theory of 'socialism in one country', which came to be the dominant outlook of the Soviet bureaucracy, that grew out of the isolation and degeneration of the young workers state. 

Audio File: Marxism and the National Question

lenin_the_new_brush1.jpgAt a meeting in London recently Linda Clarke of the Socialist Appeal talks about Marxism in relation to the national Question. Linda talks about the history and evolution of the nation state, the meaning of bourgeois nationalism, and deals with the particular circumstances of the national question in relation to Scotland, Ireland and the position of the Marxists during the Falklands war.

Audio File: The Marxist conception of History

votedemo-safrica.jpgThe history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle. That is all written history. For the majority of human history man did not live in a class society. But with the development of technique came the production of a surplus of wealth over and above the means of subsistence. This produced a flourish of art, science and philosophy as part of the population was freed for the first time from the toil of everyday labour. Mick Brooks talks on the application of Marxist philosophy to the development of society.