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IMTV #4: Grenfell, one year on - still no justice
On 14th June 2017, disaster struck as the Grenfell tower in west London was engulfed in flames. 72 people died in the fire, according to official reports. But the real number could be even higher. One year on, and the inquiry into the Grenfell fire is underway. Revelations are coming to light indicating that a whole range of guilty figures are complicit in this murder: from the Tory council and Tenant Management Organisation, to the cladding manufacturer and architects. In this latest...
IMTV #3: Israel and Palestine - a Marxist perspective
In the third episode of IMTV - the International Marxist Television channel, hosted by Socialist Appeal - Francesco Merli provides a Marxist analysis of the situation in Israel and Palestine. On 14th May 1948, the state of Israel was officially founded. It was accompanied by a mass, forceful eviction of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, who were forced to flee from their own lands. This exodus is known amongst Palestinians as the "Nakba" 70 years later, large demonstrations have taken...
IMTV #2: Venezuela - between imperialist aggression and economic crisis
In the second episode of IMTV, Jorge Martin of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign joins host Josh Holroyd to discuss the political situation, ahead of presidential elections on 20th May. As Jorge explains, Venezuela is being bombarded from all sides by imperialist intervention and the impacts of the world crisis of capitalism. But the current leadership of Maduro and co. are not offering a way forward. The Bolivarian revolution needs a new leadership, forged from the mass movement of workers...
Alan Woods: Iran deal collapse - Trump lights a fuse in the Middle East
Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reintroduce sanctions. In taking this step, the US President is throwing a lit match onto an already highly-flammable situation. In the process, Trump has stomped on the interests of the Europeans and instead allied himself to the most reactionary regimes in the region: Israel and Saudi Arabia. Far from bringing stability or security to the people of Iran and the wider...
Alan Woods: Oh! What a Lovely Peace
Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses the North Korean peace talks, which US President Donald Trump has been quick to claim credit for. A year ago, the media was alight with hysterical warnings about the imminent threat of a Third World War, involving mutually assured nuclear destruction. Now, suddenly, it seems as though an unfathomable peace is on the cards, with North Korea's young leader, Kim Jong-Un, going on a charm offensive with his South Korean counterparts....
IMTV #1: Marx 200 - Why Marx was right
IMTV is a new audio-video channel, hosted by Socialist Appeal - the British section of the International Marxist Tendency. Follow IMTV on the Socialist Appeal YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo_Moc4DU_WbHpA3q5SKoSQ In our debut episode, we celebrate the 200th birthday of the main man himself: Karl Marx. After a decade of capitalist crisis, it is clear that Marx got it right. Get your ticket now for our upcoming event, 'Marx in a Day' - Saturday 5th May in UCL, London. --...