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The Marxist view of history

In this audio/video from the REVOLUTION 2016 Marxist school, Josh Holroyd of the Socialist Appeal Editorial Board discusses the Marxist method of analysing history: historical materialism. Our task, as Marxists, is to uncover the dynamics of society and history; to reveal the motor force of development and progress; to understand the world in order to change it.

"Race against the machine": capitalism, automation, and technology

We are surrounded by a plethora of new technology and automated processes. And yet, productivity growth is slowing and inequality is rising. It is clear that the system has broken. Adam Booth discusses the question of technology and innovation under capitalism, looking at how private property and production for profit have become an enormous barrier to society's development.

In Defence of the Russian Revolution

In the beginning of a series of videos celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism, - examines the lies and slanders used to attack the Revolution, the Bolsheviks, and the ideas of Lenin and Trotsky.

Materialism and Dialectics in Ancient Greece

In this talk from the REVOLUTION! 2016 weekend school, Hamid Alizadeh of the International Marxist Tendency discusses the history of philosophy in Ancient Greece, looking at the early developments in terms of dialectics and materialism - the foundations to the revolutionary philosophy of Marxism: dialectical materialism.

Imperialism in the 21st century

In this talk from a recent Socialist Appeal day school, Daniel Morley discusses the question of Imperialism - what Lenin described as "the highest stage of capitalism".