Far from being a neutral force standing above society, Marxists understand that the state is a tool for the suppression of one class by another. In this talk from the recent Marxist Student Federation summer school, Fiona Lali discusses the origins of the state, and refutes the views of the reformists and anarchists on this question.
Could America go communist?
In the latest episode of Marxist Voice, Dylan Cope discusses the militant traditions of the American working class, the industrial battles taking place today, and the prospects for revolution in the USA – the belly of the capitalist beast.
Storming heaven: The Paris Commune
Josh Holroyd discusses the lessons of the Paris Commune – when the working class seized power for the first time in history.
Marxist Voice, Russian Revolution, Soviet Union, Women's liberation
Women, the family, and the Russian Revolution
In this talk, Natasha Sorrell discusses how the Bolsheviks approached the women’s question, the gains that were won in the Revolution, and the conditions that led to their reversal.