Raoul Peck, "The Young Karl Marx," George Prochnik and Bob Avakian on Fascism, Past and Present

"The Young Karl Marx," Interview with the Filmmaker Raoul Peck

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Raoul Peck, director and co-writer of "The Young Karl Marx," a new feature film that opens this week in the US. The film brings to life a key five-year period in the life of Karl Marx and his great collaborator Freidrich Engels, as they struggle to bring a new revolutionary science into being. 

In 1843, At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl), with his wife Jenny Marx (Vicky Krieps) is expelled from Cologne by Prussian police. In Paris, they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and author of a brilliant study of the English proletariat. Together, between censorship and police raids, Marx and Engels struggle to bring forward the most scientific method for understanding the world -- and changing it. The film ends as the young revolutionaries finish work on The Communist Manifesto, in early 1848, which is destined to be a year of upheaval and revolution throughout Europe.

At the beginning of the film, there is no Marxism. By the end, it has become a dynamic force for bringing forward a new world.  

The full transcript is downloadable from Archive.org

Bob Avakian, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!

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Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, the trailer from the film, The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go, In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America, A Better World is Possible.

A video of the full speech may be watched here

When It's Too Late to Stop Fascism, According to Stefan Zweig


George Prochnik, author of The Impossible Exile: Stefan Zweig at the End of the World, about the assault on the truth, the widespread idea that Hitler could never get into power -- or would simply fail in disgrace if he did. And we'll talk about the obvious lessons for today.