Welcome to our online center for Marxist and progressive learning!

In addition to courses you can take for free in your own time, alone or with a group, we also offer live courses via video conferencing.  Contact:  carld717@gmail.com.

Top Video Courses

      • CHAVEZ EXPLAINS GRAMSCI TO THE POOR. Amazing 8-minute video with Chavez explaining crisis politics to everyone.Good discussion starter,
      • DOROTHY HEALEY: AN AMERICAN RED.  Profile of Dorothy Healey, Communist, and labor organizer, friend of the 1960s New Left, and helped to found DSA. Video produced and directed by Eve Goldberg. About 55 minutes.
    • ANGELA DAVIS AND NAS DISCUSS THE PRISON-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX. Good discussion starter. Nas discusses his upbringing in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and the way drugs and police surveillance effected his community and personal development.  Davis talks about her work in prison abolition, recollecting her then disbelief that over 200,00 people were in prison in the US when she was imprisoned in the 1970s. Today, the US prison population exceeds 2 million.
    • GAR ALPEROVITZ & DAVID SCHWEICKART Two current theorists of DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM  posit contrasting viewS. Alperovitz starts from the ways socialism, or at least it features, already exist within the old order. Schweickart unfolds a plan or socialism as the 'successor system' the can be added to that order in the near future. 1.25 hours
    • DAVID HARVEY ON TRUMP AND POLITICAL ECONOMY. Conversation between Evgeny Morozov and David Harvey; Barcelona, Nov 14, 2016. Part of The Barcelona Initiative on Technological Sovereignty (BITS).
    • JERRY HARRIS, GLOBAL CAPITALISM AND THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY. 75 minute presentation of the author's new book, with Q&A, covering the history of the interconnected development of democracy with economic systems of the centuries, and the role of democracy in anti-capitalist strategy. Excellent for study groups reading the book.
    • DR. PETER HUDIS: FRANTZ FANON ON RACE, RECOGNITION, AND REVOLUTION RECONSIDERED A one hour lecture on his new book, with Q&A. Good summary of Fanon
    • THE PRECARIAT, THE NEW YOUNG & DANGEROUS CLASS An 11 minute discussion starter. Author Guy Standing points in this interview the emergence of a new class structure that starts when neoliberals took control over the economy and politics back in the 80s and it´s consolidated with the actual global crisis. The common element of this new class is its rejection of neo-liberalism and social democracy and is becoming aware that it is a class for itself, favoring the emergence of new political forces like Podemos, SYRIZA and Left Ecology and Freedom in Italy. Guy Standing is an economist, professor at the University of London and founder / co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network.
    • THE WORKING CLASS TODAY. David Harvey explain that organizing workers today might better be done by urban neighborhoods than factories. 20 minutes.
    • FINANCIALIZATION AND THE WORLD ECONOMY. Jerry Epstein: Great discussion starter on the conflict between enterprise investment and speculation, and how the later is wrecking the economy. 15 minutes, Real News Network
  • KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED. A new one-hour documentary from Brave New Films, narrated by Jim Hightower, that goes deep into 'Citizens United' and worse. Got for Sanders campaign discussion groups.

Top Course Outlines and Materials

      • TEN MARXIST IDEAS that define the 21st century. No matter how hard the propaganda machine has tried to refute Marx’s analysis, his ideas have stood the test of time. The excellent article, by Sergio Alejandro Gómez appearing in Cuba's Granma in May, 2018, serves as a good introduction and organizer for a discussion group.
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