Episode 9

How does racialisation shape the labour process? How is race formed in the transition from slavery to wage labour? What is the role of racecraft in wage labour exploitation? Looking at the history of the Siddis, ‘liberated’ East African slaves settled in the Indian subcontinent, helps answer these questions. In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and

Episode 8

What is the role of Israeli settler colonialism on Palestinian agriculture? How is indigeneity invoked in the commodification of land and produce? How does land matter for the Palestinian struggle for liberation? In this episode, Ashok Kumar and Lukas Slothuus speak with Gabi Kirk from California Poly State University about her article Commodifying Indigeneity? Settler Colonialism

Marxism and Disability

This video introduces the Marxism and Disability series: How the idea came about, what to expect from the series, and how to get involved.

Sexuality and Political Economy

For some of us, the family is a source of love and support. But for many others, the family is a place of private horror, coercion, and personal domination. In capitalist society, the private family carries the impossible demands of interpersonal care and social reproductive labor. Can we imagine a different future? In Family Abolition,

1001 Nights of the Totality: A Lecture Series

This video is the first session of the six-part History and Class Consciousness Marathon with Mariana Teixeira, Victor Strazzeri, Konstantin Baehrens, and Alexandros Minotakis.

Sean Sayers Lecture Series

This video is part 1 of the Sean Sayers Lecture Series ‘Marx, Hegel, and Dialectic’, based on revised and extended passages from “The Rational Kernel of Hegel’s Dialectic” International Critical Thought 12 (2). 2022: 327–336.

Critical Explorations in Historical Materialism

Massimiliano Tomba’s Insurgent Universality. An Alternative legacy of Modernity, s considered one of the most important recent contributions to political philosophy. Its main argument is that within traditions of subaltern resistance and insurgency, a different form of universality emerges – radical, agonistic, egalitarian – that represents the alternative ‘subterranean’ current of modernity. This resonates with

Episode 7

What does the Covid-19 pandemic tell us about the relationship between humans and nature? And how can eco-Marxism help us understand the pandemic? What does a Marxist account of health look like? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar speak with Jacopo Nicola Bergamo from the University of Vigo about his article Pandemic Capitalism: Metabolic

Episode 6

How can we trace a continuity with the past to inspire a future of emancipation? What can we learn from the experiments of the 1793 sans-culottes, the 1871 Paris Communards, the 1918 Soviet constitution, and the Zapatistas? Is modernity inherently oppressive? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar speak with Massimiliano Tomba, Professor of

Episode 5

Are landowners a ‘third class’ beyond capitalists and workers? Or are landowners simply a class fraction of capitalists? How can tenants resist the power of the landowning class? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar talk with Francesca T.C. Manning, author of A Defence of the Concept of the Landowning Class as the Third Class:

Episode 4

Can Marxism offer a convincing understanding of the present climate crisis? What is the metabolic rift? How have different Marxists – Marx, Engels, Lukács, and others – theorised the relationship between capitalism and nature? How can we understand nature in a dialectical way? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar talk about these and

Episode 3

What is the future of the tar sands in Canada and how does this industry fit in the larger global political economy of fossil fuels? What is the rentier’s dilemma and how does it affect the tar sand economy? In this episode, Lukas Slothuus and Ashok Kumar talk with Tyler McCreary, author of Crisis in the