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Fighting Fascism: Why We Need to Confront the Far Right

9/19/2017
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Fighting Fascism Why We Need to Confront the Far Right Everett Pelzman U.S. Politics September 2017 read more

Duration: 00:32:20


Perspectives for Socialists

9/7/2017
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Perspectives for Socialists Ahmed Shawki Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism Antonio Gramsci once wrote, “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” We are in an era of economic and political uncertainty. read more

Duration: 00:47:38


Luxemburg's Reform or Revolution

9/7/2017
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Luxemburg's Reform or Revolution Flynn Murray Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism In the late 1800s, Eduard Bernstein, representing a developing trend in the German Social Democratic Party, wrote a series of articles “revising” Marxism to contend that capitalism could be gradually and peacefully transformed into socialism. read more

Duration: 00:34:35


Strikes, Protests, and Revolutionaries: The First May Day

9/7/2017
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Strikes, Protests, and Revolutionaries: The First May Day Natalia Tylim Socialism 2017 History On May 1, 1886, at least 190,000 workers went on strike for the eight-hour workday across the country. In Chicago, police attacked striking workers, leading to the death of several workers. read more

Duration: 00:39:56


The Factory Occupations and the Rise of Mussolini

9/7/2017
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The Factory Occupations and the Rise of Mussolini Doniella Maher Socialism 2017 History In September 1920, over half a million workers seized factories throughout Italy. A revolutionary situation was unfolding. But the Italian Socialist Party, and the main trade union federation under its influence, struck a deal with the employers. Italian working people, who had hoped and expected that the end of capitalist rule were near, abandoned the factories in dejection and...

Duration: 00:39:37


Rehabilitating Imperialism: From Vietnam to the War on Terror

9/7/2017
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Rehabilitating Imperialism: From Vietnam to the War on Terror Jeremy Tully Socialism 2017 War & Antiwar The U.S. emerged after the Second World War as the world’s greatest superpower, with only one less powerful rival, the Soviet Union. But the U.S. defeat in Vietnam, where a national liberation movement and the near-collapse of its own fighting units forced it to withdraw, created what became known as the “Vietnam Syndrome”—a reticence by the U.S. government to use...

Duration: 00:46:38


How Do Workers' Ideas Change?

9/7/2017
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How Do Workers' Ideas Change? Tim Goulet Tristin Adie Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism Marx argued that through collective struggle workers become conscious of their own class interests. But they also wrote that the “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas.” How is the working class able to begin this process of collective struggle—a precondition for developing class consciousness—if it is subject to these ruling ideas? read more

Duration: 00:40:43


Islamophobia and the Ideology of the "War on Terror"

9/7/2017
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Islamophobia and the Ideology of the "War on Terror" Yasmeen Kamel Moustafa Bayoumi Socialism 2017 War & Antiwar Like the “war on drugs,” the “war on terror” is not so much a single war as an ideological framework under which the United States wages war and justifies its foreign and domestic policies. read more

Duration: 00:58:26


Mysogynist in Chief: What's at Stake for Women's Rights in the Trump Era?

9/7/2017
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Mysogynist in Chief: What's at Stake for Women's Rights in the Trump Era? Elizabeth Schulte Socialism 2017 Women For anyone who cares about women’s rights, the election of Trump was almost unfathomable. How could a man who systematically demeaned women—not just on the campaign trail, but throughout his life—and who was caught on tape bragging about sexual assault, be elected to the highest office in the land? And what will a Trump presidency hold in store for...

Duration: 00:30:25


The Lessons of Standing Rock

9/7/2017
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The Lessons of Standing Rock Nick Estes Socialism 2017 U.S. Politics The fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock, North Dakota, drew the support of millions and galvanized the fight for Indigenous rights and against climate change--and its brave stand briefly succeeded in forcing the Obama administration to halt the pipeline's construction. With Trump in office, the pipeline has gotten the greenlight once again. But can the struggle be...

Duration: 00:44:12


A History of the Russian Revolution for the Twenty-first Century

9/2/2017
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A History of the Russian Revolution for the Twenty-first Century Todd Chretien Socialism 2017 History 100 years ago, Russian workers and peasants rose up and shook off one of the world’s most repressive dictatorships, attempting to build a society based up the direct democracy of the exploited and oppressed. read more

Duration: 01:02:09


Building Emergency Response Networks

9/2/2017
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Building Emergency Response Networks Sofia Arias Diana Macasa Socialism 2017 Immigration Trump's first months in office has involved a kind of “shock and awe” politics designed to go after vulnerable sections of our society—Mexican and other immigrants, Muslims and migrants, LBGTQ people and women, African Americans and unions. read more

Duration: 00:41:34


What Would Socialism Look Like

9/1/2017
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What Would Socialism Look Like Danny Katch Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism Marx didn’t spend a lot of time talking about what socialism would be like. His precursors, the utopian socialists, did. But these were speculative blueprints. Marx stressed that a new society would emerge from the struggles of ordinary workers and oppressed peoples themselves. That doesn't mean socialists have had nothing to say on the topic. read more

Duration: 00:44:00


Building Our Party

9/1/2017
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Building Our Party Bhaskar Sunkara Paul Heideman Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism In last year's presidential primary, Bernie Sanders's campaign revealed millions of people willing to vote for a socialist, working-class platform. In the general election, a choice between neoliberal Hillary Clinton and right-wing Donald Trump, it was confirmed that U.S. workers still have no party that will genuinely represent them. read more

Duration: 00:36:16


Syria and the Left

9/1/2017
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Syria and the Left Yusef Khalil Socialism 2017 International The Syrian Revolution tested the left internationally by posing a blunt question: Which side are you on—do you support the popular struggle against dictatorship or are you with Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime? read more

Duration: 00:39:29


Opening Plenary: Fighting Racism in Trump's America

8/31/2017
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Opening Plenary: Fighting Racism in Trump's America Khury Petersen-Smith Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Socialism 2017 Racism & Civil Rights Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, a professor at Princeton’s Center for African American Studies and author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, was forced to cancel two speaking engagements following her May 30 commencement speech at Hampshire College, where she called President Trump a “racist, sexist megalomaniac.” After Fox News...

Duration: 01:02:57


Do Workers Still Have Power?

8/31/2017
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Do Workers Still Have Power? Mike Brown Chris Zimmerly-Beck Socialism 2017 Socialism & Marxism It is common to argue that neoliberal restructuring has either dissolved anything resembling the working class of yesterday or rendered the working class so fragmented, precarious, and permanently disorganized that it no longer is able to possess the power that it once had. The irony is that the world working class, in industry and in services, is the largest it has ever...

Duration: 00:38:53


Sexuality and Socialism

8/31/2017
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Sexuality and Socialism Amanda Achin Claire Douglas Socialism 2017 LGBT How does capitalism shape sexual identity? Is a society free of sexual oppression and repression possible? read more

Duration: 00:55:08


Trump, Economic Nationalism, and Imperialism Today

8/31/2017
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Trump, Economic Nationalism, and Imperialism Today Lee Sustar Socialism 2017 U.S. Politics Trump famously broke with Republican orthodoxy by criticizing free trade deals and promising to champion manufacturing workers. He also denounced surviving Cold-War era institutions like NATO—causing some pundits to worry that he would undermine the post-war agreement that placed the U.S. at the center of a “liberal” imperial order. read more

Duration: 00:48:14


Venezuela: The Impasse of Chavismo

8/31/2017
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Venezuela: The Impasse of Chavismo Eva Maria Socialism 2017 International The government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, the successor to Hugo Chávez, is undergoing a severe crisis--with weeks of protests by forced on the right and left. Moving to shore up power, Maduro has called for a constitutional convention that critics are calling anti-democratic. This talk will examine the legacy of Chavismo and where Venezuela is headed today.

Duration: 00:31:14

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