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The latest in Marxist theory and analysis, brought to you by Socialist Revolution, the US section of the International Marxist Tendency. In the midst of capitalism's global meltdown, we provide class-struggle perspectives and revolutionary strategy for achieving socialism in our lifetime. More news updates and theoretical analysis available at socialistrevolution.org

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The latest in Marxist theory and analysis, brought to you by Socialist Revolution, the US section of the International Marxist Tendency. In the midst of capitalism's global meltdown, we provide class-struggle perspectives and revolutionary strategy for achieving socialism in our lifetime. More news updates and theoretical analysis available at socialistrevolution.org

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Episodes

The World in 2024 | World Perspectives by Fred Weston

1/30/2024
Fred Weston leads off a discussion on the global crisis of capitalism. To see more of the communist perspective on world events, go to marxist.com Read our recent Editorial "Why “Genocide Joe” and Trump’s System Has to Go": https://socialistrevolution.org/election-2024-why-genocide-joe-and-trumps-system-has-to-go/ Are you a communist? Get organized: srev.org/join Subscribe to the podcast: socialistrevolution.tv Donate & subscribe to our magazine: socialistrevolution.org/donate

Duration:00:49:39

Israel-Palestine: A Revolutionary Way Forward | 2023 Phoenix Marxist School

1/26/2024
Executive editor of Socialist Revolution, John Peterson, gives a history of Israel and Palestine, and explains what communists can do to free Palestine. Intifada Until Victory! Read our recent Editorial "Why “Genocide Joe” and Trump’s System Has to Go": https://socialistrevolution.org/election-2024-why-genocide-joe-and-trumps-system-has-to-go/ Are you a communist? Get organized: srev.org/join Subscribe to the podcast: socialistrevolution.tv Donate & subscribe to our magazine: socialistrevolution.org/donate

Duration:01:04:59

Lenin and the Theory of Imperialism in the Americas

1/16/2024
A Marxist analysis of the American hemisphere in the age of imperialism. John Peterson, the executive editor of Socialist Revolution, explains Lenin's brilliant analysis of capitalist imperialism, and directs that analysis to the subsequent history of the Americas that Lenin was not alive to see. Are you a communist? Get organized: srev.org/join Subscribe to the podcast: socialistrevolution.tv Donate & subscribe to our magazine: socialistrevolution.org/donate -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Duration:00:42:06

Building a Communist Party in the US | NYC Marxist School 2023

1/9/2024
Socialist Revolution Editor Tom Trottier outlines the history of the Communist Party in the United States, and what communists today can learn from their successes and mistakes. The booklet Tom mentions can be found here: https://www.marxistbooks.com/collections/booklets/products/the-fight-for-a-mass-workers-party-in-the-us This talk was part of the NYC Marxist School, which gathered some 200 communists from across the Northeast and Canada for a weekend of discussions on Marxist theory and revolutionary strategy. Read a full report of the event here: https://srev.org/nycms23 Are you a communist? Get organized: srev.org/join Subscribe to the podcast: socialistrevolution.tv Donate & subscribe to our magazine: socialistrevolution.org/donate -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Duration:01:03:53

The Chinese Revolution of 1949 | NYC Marxist School 2023

12/22/2023
In this talk, Jon Lange explains the history and conditions leading up to the Chinese revolution of 1949, and the lessons that communists can learn from one of the greatest events in human history. To learn a more detailed history of China from a Marxist perspective, see our book here: https://www.marxistbooks.com/collections/books/products/china-from-permanent-revolution-to-counter-revolution This talk was part of the NYC Marxist School, which gathered some 200 communists from across the Northeast and Canada for a weekend of discussions on Marxist theory and revolutionary strategy. Read a full report of the event here: https://srev.org/nycms23 Are you a communist? Get organized: srev.org/join Subscribe to the podcast: socialistrevolution.tv Donate & subscribe to our magazine: socialistrevolution.org/donate

Duration:00:51:20

Lenin, Trotsky and the Russian Revolution | NYC Marxist School 2023

11/28/2023
In this talk, Jack Halinski-Fitzpatrick explains the development of the Russian Revolution and what lessons communists can take away from the greatest event in human history. This talk was part of the NYC Marxist School, which gathered some 200 communists from across the Northeast and Canada for a weekend of discussions on Marxist theory and revolutionary strategy. Read a full report of the event here: https://srev.org/nycms23 Are you a communist? Get organized: srev.org/join Subscribe to the podcast: socialistrevolution.tv Donate & subscribe to our magazine: socialistrevolution.org/donate

Duration:01:00:00

What Is Communism? Why We Need Marxist Theory | NYC Marxist School 2023

11/13/2023
A new communist movement is being born. How can it turn into a force for revolution? How can communism win? Socialist Revolution editor Antonio Balmer explains the foundations of communism and why we need to study Marxist theory to achieve a successful socialist revolution in our lifetime. This talk was part of the NYC Marxist School, which gathered some 200 communists from across the Northeast and Canada on October 7–8 for a weekend of discussions on Marxism and revolutionary strategy. Watch the video here: srev.org/nycms23-vid1. About the NYC Marxist School: srev.org/nycms23. Join the communists: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:48:09

US Imperialism Aids Israel’s Slaughter of Gaza: For a New Intifada!

11/1/2023
Millions of people around the world are witnessing the horrific scenes of Gaza being massacred by the Israeli army. In this episode, Bryce Gordon and Laura Brown of the Socialist Revolution Editorial Board explain why US imperialism is just as responsible as the Israeli government for the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people—and what communists can do to fight back. Read more: srev.org/israel-war-us. Join the communists: srev.org/join. Palestine union resolution: socialist.net/palestinemotion.

Duration:00:44:41

Israel-Palestine: Defend Gaza! Intifada Until Victory!

10/12/2023
We republish a special episode of International Marxist Radio where Marxist.com editor Fred Weston analyzes the sudden turn in events in Palestine and explains how communists around the world should respond. While bourgeois commentators hypocritically denounce any and every act of violence by the oppressed Palestinians, they turn a blind eye to the crushing dominance of the Israeli military. We say: End the occupation! Defend Gaza! Intifada until victory! Read the IMT statement: srev.org/israel-war-statement. On the history of the region: marxistbooks.com/israel-palestine. Join the communists: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:44:25

The Communists Are Here!

9/15/2023
As the pace of history accelerates, humanity is approaching a decisive crossroads, and we must have a sense of urgency. Fortunately, the communists are not merely coming—we are already here! Editorial for issue 42 of Socialist Revolution. Subscribe to the magazine: srev.org/subscribe. Join the communists: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:12:06

Are You a Communist? Then Get Organized!

9/1/2023
Capitalism is on the brink. An entire generation has known only crisis, exploitation, and climate catastrophe. People in the US and around the world are correctly beginning to draw the conclusion that the root of the problem is the capitalism itself. In this episode, Stanton and Laura launch our "Are You a Communist?" campaign, discuss the potential for building a mass communist party in the US, and why you should join the communists! Join the communists: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:31:26

Zinoviev and the Stalinist Degeneration of the Comintern (Pt. 3)

7/2/2023
The 80-year anniversary of Stalin's dissolution of the Communist International is an opportunity to explore theoretical and historical questions that led to its degeneration. In this three-part series, John Peterson digs deeper into the differences between genuine Bolshevism and Leninism, and its bureaucratic opposites of Zinovievism and Stalinism. Read the article on this topic: srev.org/comintern-degeneration. Read "The First 4 Years of the Comintern": marxistbooks.com/5-comintern. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:30:39

Zinoviev and the Stalinist Degeneration of the Comintern (Pt. 2)

6/15/2023
The 80-year anniversary of Stalin's dissolution of the Communist International is an opportunity to explore theoretical and historical questions that led to its degeneration. In this three-part series, John Peterson digs deeper into the differences between genuine Bolshevism and Leninism, and its bureaucratic opposites of Zinovievism and Stalinism. Read the article on this topic: srev.org/comintern-degeneration. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:33:55

Zinoviev and the Stalinist Degeneration of the Comintern (Pt. 1)

5/26/2023
80 years ago, on May 15, 1943, Stalin dissolved the Communist International. This anniversary is an opportunity to explore key theoretical and historical questions that led to the Comintern's degeneration. In this three-part series, John Peterson digs deeper into the differences between genuine Bolshevism and Leninism, and its bureaucratic opposites of Zinovievism and Stalinism. Read the article on this topic: srev.org/comintern-degeneration. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:29:02

Labor Struggle in the US: The Sleeping Giant Stirs

5/1/2023
Our comrade Tom Trottier was interviewed by Joe Attard from our international headquarters in London about the exciting developments in the US labor movement. We are borrowing this content from the International Marxist Radio podcast—all their weekly episodes are available at podcast.marxist.com. Read our interview of Chris Smalls: srev.org/chris-smalls. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:48:26

Trump’s Arrest Deepens the Crisis of the Regime

4/12/2023
More fuel has been poured into the dumpster fire of US politics. For the first time in history, criminal charges have been filed against a former president of the United States. The fact that Trump is the current front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination sends the country even deeper into “unprecedented” and “uncharted” waters as the crisis of the regime intensifies. Editorial for issue 39 of Socialist Revolution. Subscribe to the magazine: srev.org/subscribe. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:13:46

How Artists Can Thrive Under Socialism

3/20/2023
In this episode, comrades Erica L and Josh Bennett talk about piracy, poverty, and why it's so difficult to make it as an artist under capitalism. Above all, they explore who is to blame for these problems, and how they can be addressed in a socialist society. Read the article: srev.org/capitalism-artists. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join. Watch the video "IMT vs. TPUSA": srev.org/imt-vs-tpusa. Booklet on "Art and the Class Struggle": marxistbooks.com/booklet-art.

Duration:00:48:40

The Commies Are Coming!

3/6/2023
The sad attempt at provoking a new Red Scare in Washington doesn’t have any serious traction. But the communists are, indeed, coming. They’re coming, not to reform capitalism, but to abolish it. Editorial for issue 38 of Socialist Revolution. Subscribe to the magazine: srev.org/subscribe. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:12:35

Lessons of the Finnish Revolution of 1917–1918 (Pt. 3)

2/15/2023
Marxists understand that mistakes in theory can lead to catastrophes in practice, and the Finnish Revolution is one of the most tragic examples. In this final episode, John Peterson explains how the White terror drowned the revolution in blood after the Social-Democratic leaders' vacillation prevented the working class from seizing power. Intro music: Finnish revolutionary song "Punaorvon Vala" (youtu.be/VF3XqDQCPZA). Read the article on this topic: srev.org/finnish-revolution. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:32:23

Lessons of the Finnish Revolution of 1917–1918 (Pt. 2)

2/8/2023
The second episode of this podcast series explores how, inspired by the Russian Revolution, the Finnish workers rose up and gained the upper hand on the streets and in the factories. Even though the revolution had broad support among the population, the Social-Democratic party leaders derailed the mass workers' struggle into parliamentary and constitutional channels. Intro music: Finnish revolutionary song "Punaorvon Vala" (youtu.be/VF3XqDQCPZA). Read the article on this topic: srev.org/finnish-revolution. Join the fight for socialism in our lifetime: srev.org/join.

Duration:00:30:57