Karl Marx

China Intensifies Crackdown on Marxist Student Activists

China Intensifies Crackdown on Marxist Student Activists

November 21, 2018

Chinese university students, inspired by their studies of Marx, are facing an increasing state crackdown on their movement in support of workers who have been trying to organize Shenzhen’s Jasic Technology. Prof. Zhun Xu analyzes the situation

Is Capitalism In Crisis? Author of ‘Karl Marx’s Capital and The Present’ Responds

July 7, 2018

The fundamental proneness to crisis under capitalism was not overcome in the Golden Age of Capitalism and crisis in the late 1960s ushered in an era of finance by opening new avenues for accumulating wealth and turning the illusory into real wealth says C.P. Chandrasekhar

Global Capitalism: Linking Trump and Marx’s Critique of Capitalism

Global Capitalism: Linking Trump and Marx’s Critique of Capitalism

May 14, 2018

In connection with Prof. Richard Wolff’s discussion of the main topic, he also covers the following: Power and potential of public school teachers’ strikes; The 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth and Marxian economics today; Comparing the conditions of the US and Chinese working classes today

US-China Secret Trade Negotiations Are Not Going So Well

May 10, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday, which professor David Kotz attended in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. We spoke to Prof. Kotz about US-China trade negotiations and the ‘Made in China 2025 Plan’

Reality Asserts Itself - Gerald Horne

August 20, 2014
On Reality Asserts Itself Mr. Horne says that the defense of massive profits from the slave trade and fear of slave rebellions was an important impetus for the American Revolution

Reality Asserts Itself - Vijay Prashad

August 8, 2013
In part two of Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay and Vijay Prashad discuss the limits imposed on questioning the roots of inequality and how those who own the majority of property set the terms for everyone else

Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism – Vijay Prashad on Reality Asserts Itself pt1

August 2, 2013

On the second episode of Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Vijay Prashad talks about growing up in India and coming to the realization that liberalism could never eliminate poverty

Reality Asserts Itself - Chris Hedges

July 19, 2013
Pt 4 of 7. On Reality Asserts Itself, Paul Jay asks Chris Hedges if the American Left bears responsibility for the weakness of the mass movement; Hedges says the gravest mistake of the left is not articulating a viable vision of socialism

Obama Fails to Reappoint Serious Regulator to CFTC

June 17, 2013

Bob Pollin: If President Obama was serious about regulation and closing the income gap, he would have reappointed Gary Gensler.