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The April Theses: Lenin rearms the Bolsheviks

In the latest video from our In Defence of October series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Alan Woods - editor of Bolshevism: the Road to Revolution - discusses the events surrounding Lenin's return to Russia on 16th April 1917.

Hitler and the Rise of Fascism in Germany

In this talk from the REVOLUTION! 2016 Marxist festival, Hans-Gerd Ofinger discusses the rise of the Nazis in Germany, discussing how Hitler was able to come to power - in his own words - "without so much as breaking a pane of glass".

Latin America: from revolution to counter-revolution?

In this video from the LSEsu Marxist Society, Jorge Martin - editor of the Marxist magazine America Socialista and secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign - discusses the political developments in Latin America over the last two decades.

Capitalism's global political crisis

In this video from the recent national conference of Socialist Appeal activists and supporters, Alan Woods - editor of In Defence of Marxism - discusses the political earthquakes that have shattered the status quo and shaken the Establishment in country after country: from the victory of Donald Trump, to the Brexit vote, and the prospect of a Le Pen win in the French elections.

Women, the Family, and the Russian Revolution

In this audio/video from the REVOLUTION! 2016 festival in London, Emily Cosentino of the International Marxist Tendency discusses the vital role of women in the Russian Revolution, and the enormous gains made for working class women as a result of the revolution.