Mini Marx: The EU Referendum – A Working-Class Post-Mortem

Introducing Mini Marx – audio versions of the articles at FullMarx.co.uk, providing instant snapshot analysis of news and current events. You can subscribe on all iTunes, Podbean, Stitcher and all good podcatchers: just search for ‘Full Marx Podcast’. If you like what you hear, share it!

Mini Marx: The EU Referendum – A Working-Class Post-Mortem

In each episode of the Full Marx Podcast, I’ll take a current event or global issue, and interrogate it, digging down beneath the surface to expose the rich history of working-class people which conditions and motivates human progress. This podcast is not only for those who wish to understand the world, but also those who want to change it.

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Mini Marx episodes are audio versions of the articles published at FullMarx.co.uk. In this first instalment we take the role of working-class pathologist and pick over the EU Referendum.

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Ep. 3 – The Working-Class View on the EU Referendum

The Full Marx Podcast is back on the road!

Two days before the EU Referendum, many folks are still totally at sea amongst the tide of far-right rhetoric and anti-working-class politics. In the aftermath of the murder of Jo Cox, we urgently need to put working-class interests back at the heart of political life.

In this episode we explore the history of the anti-working-class EU, how socialists should vote in the Referendum, and how we can fight the far-right.

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Update on Ep. 3: The 1916 Easter Rising

Good afternoon Full Marx Podcast fans,

The third episode of the Full Marx Podcast is well and truly in the works – under the historical-materialist microscope this week will be the 1916 rebellion in Dublin which has become known to posterity as the Easter Rising.

The abortive uprising’s centenary comes at a time when the antagonisms and contradictions which broke asunder in the mid-war spring of 1916 are playing out on the world stage once again. No event in Irish history more clearly illustrates the two Irelands, North and South, working-class and ruling-class, socialist and nationalist, which were laid bare for all to see during the tumult of the First World War. Empire, class, religion and race all collided in the pressure-cooker of an occupied colonial territory desperate to be free of its oppressors

I want to give the 1916 Easter Rising the analysis that it deserves, and I think that fully understanding the uprising requires a deep understanding of Irish working-class history – as such, I’m juggling a large volume of material for this episode. It’s likely that I’ll end up splitting the episode into two parts, so that I don’t dump four hundred years of class struggle on you all in one go.

If you can’t wait for the next episode, then have a listen to the first two episodes – the best way to do that is to subscribe on iTunes, Pocket Casts, Stitcher and most other podcatcher services. If you enjoy the show you can leave a rating and a review in order to help others to discover the rich history of working-class people.

Thank you all for your patience and continued support, social, ideological and financial – I will speak to you all in the very near future 🙂

 ~ FM

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Ep. 2 – Islamic State, Civil War and Working-Class Counter-Terrorism

In the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, it’s more urgent than ever that we understand what the so-called Islamic State is, in order to defeat its fascistic agenda, and to undercut the dangerous tide of Islamophobia. In this episode of the Full Marx Podcast, we put the so-called Islamic State under the microscope.

We discover the grim project of capitalist accumulation behind its false claims of representing Islam, and we see how we can best fight terrorism and Islamophobia with a working-class counter-terrorism.

Link to ‘The ISIS Papers’, acquired by the Guardian last year.

Direct Link: Ep. 2 – Islamic State, Civil War and Working-Class Counter-Terrorism

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Compatibility with Stitcher, iTunes and other podcatchers is in the works; I’ll update you folks the second I’m in the door.

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Next week’s episode will be on IS, Syria and the crisis in the Levant, examining working-class counter-terrorism and the Kurdish democratic-revolutionary process – it’s a gigantic subject, but it’s crying out for analysis from the viewpoint of ordinary working-class people.

Hope to see you all soon!

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