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One hundred years ago, Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik Party seized power in a revolution that would change the world. Today we explore how that distant revolution had an immediate impact in the United States.
To understand the context of this first socialist experiment, how it happened and what caused the many problems it faced, Abby Martin sits down with Brian Becker, a long-time socialist organizer.
Everyone in the United States knows that “socialist” or “communist” is considered a bad word. How did things get that way? Abby Martin explores the history of anti-communism in America and the heavy repression of an idea that became an unofficial religion
The word "socialism" has been trending, appearing on op-ed pages, FOX News, ABC's The View and beyond. In this word watch, Bob speaks with another self-described socialist, Current Affairs editor-in-chief Nathan Robinson
Columnist Elizabeth Bruenig looks beyond the failures of liberalism, to the possibilities of socialism. Elizabeth wrote the op-ed “It’s time to give socialism a try” at the Washington Post.
In this interview with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff, we talk to him about Capitalism and Socialism.
Explaining why socialisms time may have come - the failures of capitalism
Prof. Richard Wolff explains some tenets of how a modern socialists system could work
Capitalism can no longer compare itself with the dysfunctional Soviet Union but can only be compared to itself and it's failures
Ch. 10: Final comments wrapping up conservative arguments against socialist programs
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Trois Gnossiennes - Blue Dot Sesisons
- Gondola Blue - Towboat
- Our Fingers Cold - K2
- Tiny Putty - The Cabinetmaker
- Waltz and Fury - Macrame
- The Summit - K2
- The Provisions - K4
- Peacoat - Studio J
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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