World Socialist History

Marxism and the Asian Experience with Kenny Coyle. This meeting marks the publication of the new Communist pamphlet called "Asia, Imperialism and Resistance", written by Kenny who is resident in China.

The pamphlet covers south east and north east Asia (not the whole of the asian continent). The lessons learned there could be applied elsewhere.

Development and adaption of Marxism by Asian comrades has been very important. Marxism has been important in Asia and has been applied there. The British left is particularly ignorant of the struggle in Asia, particularly the sectarian (ultra) Left which looks down its nose at it. The Communists are the ones who try not to under estimate the contribution of Asian Marxists and their contribution to Marxism as a whole.

Discussion of Marx's investigations into why capitalism emerged in Western society and not in the East with 1,000's of years of civilisation. Historical Materialism. Asiatic mode of production (AMP) debate.

Rising China - run by a Party that is Communist, is dedicated to the building of Marxism Leninism. Martin Jacques and co predicted 20 years ago that class struggle was over, the Capitalist "West" had won. Fundamental shift. balance of forces world wide. Communists previous shift was the collapse of Socialist countries in 1989 - "End of history". Now documentaries on decline of the "West". A realignment, time to reassess our understanding of Asia.

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Mohammad Odivar, from the Central Committee of the Iranian Tudeh Communist Party. Recorded October 2007 on the very 90th anniversary of the Russian Revolution to the day in October 2007, in Croydon Communist Party of Britain.

Kate Clark was Moscow Correspondent of the Morning Star - the world's only English-language Socialist daily newspaper. Previous the Daily Worker, which was the organ of the Communist Party in Britain 1930 onwards.

This was recorded on the very day 90th anniversary of the Great Socialist Russian Revolution of 1917, at the annual British Communist University run by the Communist Party of Britain and its International sister Parties.

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Prof John Foster on the 90th anniversary of the first successful Socialist revolution, and his part in an International Delegation to Belarus which brought comrades together from all over the world.
There is much here in this report back on how much Capitalism had taken grip, but also the resistance to it's domination beginning to emerge.

Main report back

Further Discussion

Read more: European Communists mark Russian Revolution in Belarus