CPGB video channel

Click here to visit the CPGB’s Vimeo video channel:

Capitalist crisis

Capitalism hits the fan: a Marxian view
Richard Wolff
a professor of economics at University of Massachusetts Amherst talks on the current “financial” crisis and capitialism in general. This talk was presented by the Asociation for Economic and Social Analysis and the journal Rethinking Marxism

Marx and the credit crunch
István Mészáros

The capitalist crisis and the tasks of communists
Chris Strafford
Communist Students

The capitalist crisis and the tasks of communists

Iran and the threat of war

Smash the Sanctions
John McDonnell MP
launches the Smash the Sanctions campaign at the Hands Off the People of Iran conference, December 13 2008.

Hands Off the People of Iran meeting
Torab Saleth
(Workers Left Unity Iran) and Behrooz Karimizadeh and Kaveh Abbasian (Students for Freedom and Equality in Iran) addressed a meeting organised by the Kings’ College student society of ‘Hands Off the People of Iran’

Iran and imperialism
Yassamine Mather
(Hands Off the People of Iran) speaks on Iran and imperialism at Communist University North on May 3 2008.

Iran and the threat of war
Torab Saleth
(Hands Off the People of Iran & Workers Left Unity Iran) looks at the nature of the Iranian regime and its relationship with the United States. He describes the history of theconflict and goes behind the current media speculation to explain what is really going on in the Middle East. This meeting took place at Queen’s University Belfast on Thursday April 10 2008.

Torab Saleth responds to questions and points from audience members.

Hands Off the People of Iran
John McDonnell MP addresses the June 14-15 2008 weekend school of Hands Off the People of Iran. He argues that anti-war activists in Britain should not only oppose imperialism’s war plans, but also be in active solidarity with the workers, women’s and students movements in Iran.

The politics of Hands Off the People of Iran
Yassamine Mather
(Workers Left Unity Iran) and Ben Lewis (CPGB and Communist Students) explain the politics behind the campaign

Hands Off the People of Iran and trade unions
Dave Vincent
, a militant in the PCS union, talks about working class opposition to war

Communist University 2008

Here we have some video files from this year’s Communist University, which took place from August 9-16 2008 in south London. More videos from Communist University can be found here:

Introduction to Communist University 2008
Mark Fischer


Ireland and the evolution Sinn Fein’s politics
Presented by Kevin Bean author of the new book The New Politics of Sinn Fein [click here to read the review that appeared in the Weekly Worker; click here for an interview with Kevin Bean]


Book launch: Revolutionary strategy
Mike Macnair CPGB – You can order a copy of this book from here:


1968: Second wave feminism and its contradictions
Anne McShane


Palestine and completing the Arab revolution
Moshe Machover


1968: Could the working class have come to power in France?
David Broder (author of a new book on 1968)
Mike Macnair (CPGB)


Other videos

Communist Students: organising school students
Callum Williamson

Communists and trade unions
A debate between Dave Douglass and Alan Stevens. Dave Douglass is a former miner and member of the National Union of Mineworkers, he is also a member of the Industrial Workers of the World. Alan Stevens is a former docker and member of the CPGB.

Part 1

Part 2

Jesus: son of God or a revolutionary resistance fighter?
Jack Conrad
(CPGB), author of Fantastic Reality: Marxism and the Politics of Religion, asks who the real Jesus was.

Mike Macnair
(CPGB), gives a talk on this significant trend within the workers’ movement at a recent Communist Students educational event.

>>Reading Marx’s Capital with David Harvey


Useful series of videos by academic David Harvey, Professor at the City University of New York, who has taught Capital for over 40 years.


One response to “Videos

  1. Alternative Publications and Cards –
    – we distribute…
    1. “HIDDEN WOUNDS” Brutalised soldiers are coming home to brutalise…
    About the rehabilitation / psychological problems that Northern Ireland veterans experience on their return to civvy street and the number who end up in HM prisons. Also comment on Vietnam veterans. By former soldier
    Alistair Renwick. £4.99. (nb. Between 1984 and 2006, 687 serving soldiers committed suicide-MoD statistics)

    They ask me where I’ve been
    And what I’ve done and seen.
    But what can I reply
    Who knows it wasn’t I,
    But someone just like me
    Who went across the sea
    And with my head and hands
    Killed men in foreign lands…
    Though I must bear the blame,
    Because he bore my name. Wilfred Gibson 1WW vet

    2. “NOTHING BUT THE SAME OLD STORY” – the roots of anti-Irish racism by Liz Curtis.
    “I welcome this book and feel it will help play a valuable part in helping to remove the negative and racist stereotyping which so often adversely effects the Irish community in Britain.” Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London. £2.50

    Part of our Irish Studies series – includes books and videos. Ask for separate leaflet.
    3. An Interlude with Seagulls – Memories of a Long Kesh internee by Bobby Devlin. ‘I went into Castlereagh a poor, humble postman, but according to information received, I was a brigadier-general in the Irish Republican Army. This dramatic promotion must have even eclipsed General Custer’s meteoric rise in the American civil war. £1.50 scarce

    4. …LAST NIGHT ANOTHER SOLDIER…by Alistair Renwick. A novel written by an ex-soldier. Not for the
    faint hearted, it deals with the reality of British soldiers experience in Northern Ireland. £3.95

    5. Cormac Strikes Back – resistance cartoons from the North of Ireland. Cormac is a radical and very popular Belfast cartoonist. Introduction by Guardian cartoonist
    Steve Bell. £2.50

    6. British Soldiers Speak Out on Ireland. 1969-198? A real exposé by ex squaddies. Some then on the run. Published at 40p scarce item now £5.00. Only a few

    7. THEY SHOOT CHILDREN – between April 1972 and April 1986, 16 people, seven of them children, were killed by plastic and rubber bullets. £1.00 scarce

    Also – Peace Cards, Rebel Cards, May Day Cards, Celtic art workshops and exhibitions – we attend community festivals.

    8. Selected Short Stories Of Donall MacAmhlaigh. – Northampton based writer and chronicler of the Irish working experience in Britain, author of An Irish Navvy,
    Schnitzer O’Shea, An Dialann Deoraí etc. £6.00

    9. An Irish Navvy by Donall MacAmhlaigh now back in print. £10.00

    10. Irish Poetry BEYOND THE SHORE
    A poetry anthology by the first and later generations living in Britain, France and the USA. 47 poems by 32 internationally acclaimed poets. Fergus Allan, Linda Anderson, Samuel Beckett, Brian Farrington, Nigel Gray, Desmond Greaves, Sean Hutton, Derry Jeffares, Richard Kell, Brendan Kennelly, Thomas Kinsella, Tom Leonard, James Liddy, Eddie Linden, Roger McGough, Edward Mackin, Joe Malone, Gerard Mangan, Ewart Milne, Aiden Murphy, Hayden Murphy, Michael P O’Connor, Desmond O’Grady, Michael O’Neill, Derry O’Sullivan, Tom Paulin, Cyril Leslie Riley, Padraig Rooney, Deirdre Shanahan, Matthew Sweeney, Shaun Traynor, Robert Welsh. £4.00 including uk postage. $10.00 USA airmail – only a few left.

    11. Rebel Cards – a celebration of our heroes – most cards have a picture on the front with a short biography or quote on the inside left. Wolfe Tone 3, Robert Emmet 2, Jamie Hope, Henry Joy McCracken, Chartist Leaders, Feargus O’Connor, Bronterre O’Brien, James Fintan Lalor, Michael Davitt, Robert Owen, Young Irelanders, James Connolly – 3 Countess Markievicz, Padraig Pearse, Roger Casement, Michael Collins, Maud Gonne MacBride, Jim Larkin, Jim Connell + The Red Flag, Charles Bradlaugh + I was there quote, Anne Besant, Joseph Priestly, Terance MacSwiney, John MacLean, William Morris, Robert Tressell, Sylvia Pankhurst, G.B.Shaw, John Devoy, Charlotte Despard, Keir Hardie, Thomas Paine, Martin Niemoeller quote, Gustaf Holst, Eva Gore-Booth, Shelley red poet, John Clare farm worker poet, Scotland Go Bragh, Erin Go Bragh, Irish Proclamation – facsimile edition, Revolution means Change, The Minstrel Boy, The Training Ground, etc + May Day Cards – 10 designs-The Solidarity of Labour, Tolpuddle Martyrs etc. Peace Cards (anti-war)-12 designs, Bookmarks etc. £7.00 for ten.

    12. The Missing Piece in the Peace Process by Ken Keable. Why British people must campaign for Britain to withdraw from Northern Ireland. Foreword by Tony Benn. £3.00

    13. The Irish Republican Congress Revisited by Patrick Byrne (former joint Secretary with Frank Ryan) £2.00 o/p

    14. Video – ‘The Irishmen’ they came to rebuild a post war Britain – social commentary made in 1965. Music by Ewan Macoll and Joe Heaney. £18.00 – rare footage.

    From-Northampton Connolly Association 5 Woodland Avenue, Abington, Northampton NN3 2BY. Tel. 01604-715793 e-mail.

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