Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: Alienation – Part 1

This is David Harvey and you’re listening to the Anti-Capitalist Chronicles, a podcast that looks at capitalism through a Marxist lens. This podcast is made possible by Democracy at Work So for this week’s topic I want to take up the question of alienation. Now alienation is a concept that Continue Reading

Uri Avnery – Were the Oslo Accords good for the Palestinians? (278/315)

There should be a historical debate about whether, with hindsight, this entire Oslo policy was right from the Palestinian point of view. I think this debate has not yet ended. It reminds me personally of the debate between Karl Marx and Ferdinand Lassalle. Ferdinand Lassalle was the father of the Continue Reading

Bob Fu, Founder and President of ChinaAid | 2019 Democracy Award

My wife and I were both imprisoned for leading and running a church in Beijing in 1996. And because of that experience, we really built a strong conviction that we need to speak up for those who are persecuted for their faith. We need to let them know they’re not Continue Reading

Richard Wolff on the Auto Industry

Let me turn now to the automobile industry, a topic we return to often because so much of the last century of American history has been shaped around the private automobile. Let’s begin this way: the private car is the largest single cause of air pollution in our society. What Continue Reading

Ghosts Of Socialism: Part Three ~ Leninfall

Ghosts Of Socialism Part Three ~ Leninfall Ghosts Of Socialism A Series by Matthew J. O’Toole Part Three ~ Leninfall Filmed in Kiev, Ukraine.

Uri Avnery – Henri Curiel and the communists (221/315)

Communists, as you know, started from 1949, I think… Brezhnev began to raise the banner of the two-state solution. [AS] I think they supported the partition plan beforehand The Soviet Union supported the partition, yes. [AS] The Israeli communist party were the only Arabs who supported the partition. They supported Continue Reading

Economic Update: A Growing US Left [Trailer]

[WOLFF] The car companies used their profits early in the 40s and 50s to get rid of Street Railways. Even more efficient, it would be, to have public transportation. But we would have to defeat the profit-driven private car companies beyond what we have done so far. [BROOKS] There’s so Continue Reading

Jan Józef Lipski – Gaps in the official history (180/215)

There are some events which left no trace behind them, or if there were any, then they’re well hidden in archived records. These events are, of course, June 1956 in Poznań, the events of March and not just those that happened in Warsaw but also in many other university towns, Continue Reading

Trailer: Reclaiming the Internet for Democracy

The proliferation of misinformation online has made it nearly impossible for people to distinguish between propaganda and false news from factual reporting. News media as an institution is absolutely vital to the right to access to information. Access to information is in itself a necessary precursor to political participation. As Continue Reading