Lenin and the party
Speaker: Tony Cliff
Recorded: July 1995(?) at Marxism, London
Time: 44 minutes
Cliff speaks about Lenin and the revolutionary party with a fine array of anecdotes and examples that make the point more entertaining. He begins 'to understand Lenin's concept of the revolutionary party you have to start from two statements by Karl Marx. The first is the emancipation of the working class is the act of the working class. The second is the prevailing ideas in every society are the ideas of the ruling class'
Part 1: Length 16:43 minutes - 2.87Mb
Part 2: Length: 20:57 minute - 3.59Mb
Summing up: Length: 7:08 minute - 1.22Mb
Speaker: Tony Cliff
Recorded: July 1999 at Marxism, London
Time: 66 minutes
This recording is provided by Linksruck, who are part of the ISO grouping in Germany, there site is at: http://www.linksruck.de/
Cliff's book State Capitalism in Russia was first written in 1948. In it he showed that Russia and societies like it can only be understood as specific forms of capitalism--State Capitalism. In this talk Cliff starts by describing the Stalinist regime in USSR in the 1930s.
Part 1: Main lecture 33 minutes - 3,863kb
Part 2: Discussion: 25 minute - 2,909kb
Part 3: Summing-up: 8 minute - 936kb
The Peasants' Revolt of 1381
Speaker: Paul Foot
Recorded: April 1981, the 600th anniversary of the Peasants' Revolt
Time: 67 minutes
The first time the Poll Tax was imposed in Britain it led to the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, when 140,000 people from all over southern England converged on London and forced the king to withdraw the tax. But the revolt was about more than the tax: 'Matters cannot go well in England, nor ever will, until all things shall be held in common, when there shall be neither vassals nor lords, when the lords shall be no more masters than ourselves.' This was perhaps the first time the standard of socialism was raised in Britain.
Side A: Length 34:05 minutes - 3.99Mb
Side B: Length: 32:26 minute - 3.80Mb
Shelley and Revolution
Speaker: Paul Foot
Recorded: February 1977 in London
Time: 85 minutes
From schooldays onwards we are given a completely false picture of the poet Shelley. It is an image painted by the establishment, literary critics and school textbooks and the product is a Shelley stripped of all his ideas--a poet who writes only on skylarks and the west wind.
Yet Shelley was hounded throughout his life because he was a revolutionary, an atheist, a republican and a feminist. He hated all those parasites, unelected and unrepresentative, who control our lives: kings, queens, bishops, judges and all the petty dictators we come up against.
Paul Foot uncovers that other Shelley and brings to life the poet who was an outspoken champion of all oppressed people.
Side A: Length 42:28 minutes - 4.86Mb
Side B: Length: 42:23 minute - 4.85Mb
website are MP3 recordings of political events/issues from a Socialist
perspective.The source for the presentations is Marxism, an annual event
in London, organised by the Socialist Workers Party. They average at about
5MB for 40 minutes of audio (download time approx 20 minutes @ 56k).
To minimise download time they have been edited down
to the main presentation (contributions from the floor and summing up
Titles available are:
- Child Abuse: the socialist response, 1988, RODERICK, Ann
This file is about the Cleveland affair. Hope for a more up to date file soon
- State Capitalism, Discussion, Sum up, 1999 CLIFF Tony,
Split 3 MP3's Was USSR Socialist? Why did it collapse?
- Capital and the State, 1987, BINNS, Peter
- State and capital 1977, KIDRON, Mike
- The Rise of the Modern State, 1987, CALLINICOS, Alex
- The rise of the international working class, 1999, HARMAN, Chris
- The State 1993 HALLAS, Duncan
- Where is capitalism going? 1993 HARMAN, Chris
- The return of the national question 1993 HARMAN, Chris
- The National Question and the Comitern, Ahmed Shawki year not known.
- Darwin & social Darwinism, 1988, SIMONS, Mike
- Darwin's Theory of Evolution, 1985, WILLIS, Margaret
- From clockwork through chaos to complexity 1993 McGARR, Paul
- Historical materialism, 1988, FERGUSON, Ian
- Marxism and progress, 1994, CALLINICOS, Alex
- The dialectic in Marx, 1987, REES, John
- Historical materialism, CALLINICOS, Alex 1998
- The post war Arms economy 1993 Economics.
Why was there such a massive economic boom 1945-1972?
- US, Japan, Germany and State Capitalism Economics. 1992 COSSIS, Kostas relates
to the talk above.
- Marxist economics - 1993 HALLAS, Duncan
- Bourgeois Economists, 1985, GREEN, Pete
- Marxism: Economic Crisis, CALLINICOS, Alex
- Marxism and Keynesianism, 1988, HICKEY, Tom
end cut off
- Over-production and the falling rate of profit, 1985, GREEN, Pete
- The state, arms and the crisis, 1985, GREEN, Pete
- The 1930's - the slump and the fightback 1993 GERMAN, Lindsey
- The communist party in the 1930's 1993 BAMBERY, Chris
- SWP 1974-1986 1986, ALEXANDER, Peter
- Origins of Capitalist Democracy, 2nd Part, 1987, FOOT, Paul
- The Roots of Reformism, 1985, CALLINICOS, Alex
- Cold War to Class War: Labour in the 50s & 60s, 1988, STROUTHOUS, Andy
- Socialism and emotion in politics, 1999, BARKER, Colin
- The Future Communist Society, Part 2, 1991 CALLINICOS, Alex.
How would a communist society differ from capitalism? What is the dictatorship of the proletariat?
- The Soviet 1988 BARKER, Colin.
What is the Soviet ? What is its role in the revolution, and socialist society?
- The socialist revolution and the democratic revolution 1999 REES, John
- What Do We Mean By Workers' Revolution?, Part 2, 1982, BARKER, Colin.
There have been many sorts of revolution.
- What makes a revolution? 1993 HOLBOROW, Paul
- Lenin and the Party, 2nd file, Sum up, 1995 CLIFF, Tony
Split 3 MP3's What relationship does the revolutionary party have to the work class?
- Permanent Revolution, 1988, CLIFF, Tony
- Lessons of October, 1987, CLIFF, Tony
- The Russian Revolution: was it a coup?, 1999, STEEL, Mark
- Lenin & politics of internationalism, 2nd Part, 1986, HALLAS, Duncan
- Rosa Luxemburg, 2nd Part 1987, CLIFF, Tony
- The lost revolution: Germany 1918 to 1923, 1997, HARMAN, Chris
end cut off
- The European Revolution 1918-1923, 2nd Part, HARMAN, Chris
year not known.
- Italy: the red years, 1999, KELLOGG, Paul
- The Politics of Stalin, 1983, MOLYNEUX, John
- Russia After the War, 1985, HAYNES, Mike
- Hungary 1956 1990, HOLBOROW, Paul.
How the Hungarian revolution was thwarted by Russian tanks.
- Solidarity and the Polish revolution, 1999, BARKER, Colin
- Class and crisis in Indonesia, 1998, FERMONT, Clare
- Argentina - Can the People Beat the Bankers? March 2002 Eye witness.
This is a Windows Media File 7. Three times smaller, better quality. If anybody canít listen to it, please let me know. Summing up
- Anti-capitalism: theory and practice 2000 HARMAN, Chris
- Identity politics, 1993,CALLINICOS, Alex
- Globalization, 1997, HARMAN, Chris
Does globalization mean workers are powerless?
- Why is Africa starving?, 2000, KIMBER, Charlie
- The arms trade 1999 THOMAS, Mark, T Webb& A Farrell.
Not only Mark Thomas is funny and illuminating in this discussion on the arms trade.
- The US civil rights movement: a history, 2000, MANNING Marable
- Dr Martin Luther King - 1993, AHMED, Charlotte
A look at how doctor King not only shaped his times, but was himself to shaped by them.
- Malcolm X 1988 PATEL, Rahul
- Muhammad Ali - a fighter against war and racism. 2002, MARQUSEE, Mike
author of "Redemption Song Muhammad Ali; and the Spirit of the Sixties". Questions to Mike
- From civil rights to black power, 1999, LECOINTE, Gerry
- Bloody Sunday and the British state 2000 McCANN, Eamonn.
A look at the mentality of the British state at the time of bloody Sunday, and its role in the events.
- Ireland: Origins of Partition, 1988, HEFFERNAN, Elaine
- United Irishmen & French Revolution 1988 ORR, Judith
- Northern Ireland 1969-1999 1999 McCANN, Eamonn
- The Vietnam antiwar movement 1998 NEALE, Jonathan.
A guide for todayís antiwar movement?
- Yugoslavia: the road to hell 1992 BLACKIE, Duncan
- A bloody peace: Middle East since Gulf War 1992 FAITH Danny
- Imperialism Today 1987 CALLINICOS, Alex.
- Oil, imperialism and the Middle East, 1987, ROSE, John
- Politics of the Palestinian uprising, 1988, HILL, Clare
- Israeli Terror and the New Intifada: Can Jews and Arabs Live in Peace?2002,
Mohamed Palestinian socialist / ROSE, John, Jewish socialist
- Zionism, 1985, CLIFF, Tony
- The holocaust: a Marxist interpretation 1993 CALLINICOS, Alex
- Jewish Resistance in World War Two, 1988, HARMAN, Seth
- Nationalism after empire, 1999, BAMBERY, Chris
- Rise of capitalism and roots of racism 1992 McFARLANE, Gary
- Are workers more racist? 1999 BAKHSH, Yunis
- Powell & after: changing face of British racism, 1988, ALEXANDER, Pete
- Fascism: the British experience 1988 HOLBOROW, Paul
- Le Pen 1988 DASMAA, Daniel French Fascism.
- Zapata, 1993, GONZALES, Mike
- Gramsci, Trotsky & Stalin, 1987, MOLYNEUX, John
- Marx and Pre-History, 1983, HALLAS, Duncan
- Spartacus 1988 CLARKE, John
- Fall of the Roman Empire 1993 FAULKNER Neil
Though only one chapter of Chris Harmans book "A People's History of the World" deals specifically with Rome, I believe it is one of the best delineation of the logic of class Society's rise and fall.
- The Peasants' Revolt of 1381, 2nd file, 1981 FOOT Paul
Split in 2x43 minute MP3's
- Shelly and Revolution, 2nd MP3 1981 FOOT Paul, Split 2 MP3's
- Origins of the Family, 1985, HARMAN, Chris
- The Family: Haven or Hell? 2nd Part, 1985, CARLIN, Norah
- Nannies, maids & madams: feminism & domestic labour, 1993, BAKAN, Abbie
- Women's sexuality, pornography & male power 1988 McGREGOR, Sheila
- Childhood, Culture and Literature 1993 ROSEN Mike
- Are Scientists Playing God with Our Genes? 1991 FISHER, Keith
- What makes us human? 1997 HUBBARD, Gill
- Drugs: cracking up or cracking down? 1993 NEALE, Jonathan
- Can Religion Be Progressive? 1986 CALLINICOS, Alex
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