Radical Reflections
Irish Election Analysis: Our Road to Socialism?

Irish Election Analysis: Our Road to Socialism?

March 4, 2020

In our latest work, Alex Homits joins us for a second time to discuss the recent election within the 26 county Irish free state. His position as General Secretary of the Connolly Youth Movement provides a unique insight into the national political and economic question worth listening to.

The CYM: www.cym.ie

Alex: https://twitter.com/Leninist69

End Music: The Rising of the Moon by Glasnevin

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Marxist Takes On Schooling and Education

Marxist Takes On Schooling and Education

February 27, 2020

Ian Goodrum of People’s World and China Daily joins us to talk all things education.

A useful comparison between how education differs between capitalism and socialism, with a load of personal experience thrown in for good measure.

Connect with Ian: https://twitter.com/isgoodrum

Read China Daily: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn

Read People's World: https://www.peoplesworld.org

End Music: Kill the Chord by Gaffa Tape Sandy
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Defending the DPRK: Historical and Contemporary Korea

Defending the DPRK: Historical and Contemporary Korea

February 6, 2020

In our latest episode, Dermot Hudson of the UK Korea Friendship Association lays out a detailed analysis of Korean history.

An inspiring and informative episode to showcase just how much the DPRK actually adds to actually-existing socialism in the contemporary world, whilst debunking a few associated myths with the statelet along the way.

                              * Connect with Dermot:

https://twitter.com/juche0071

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End Music: Curse the Name by Good Friend

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No War With Iran: Against Capitalism and Imperialism

No War With Iran: Against Capitalism and Imperialism

January 20, 2020

Will Arment from Chicago's PSL and Answer Coalition branches joins us to discuss the contemporary Iran debacle, whilst providing practical advice on how to build the anti-war campaign and fight for socialism in your local area.

              * Connect with Will:

https://twitter.com/dreadpiratepsl 

 

               * Connect with the PSL and Answer Coalition:

https://www.liberationnews.org 

http://liberationschool.org 

https://www.pslweb.org 

https://www.answercoalition.org 

                  

                * Consider connecting with:

http://www.stopwar.org.uk 

              

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End music: Let Go by Dylan McIlwaine

Mental Health and the Capitalist Mode of Production

Mental Health and the Capitalist Mode of Production

January 8, 2020

In our latest episode, we chat with Angie Speaks on all things related to the link between the mental health crisis and late-stage capitalism.

We hope this can be a resource in solidarity with many, whilst injecting a sound analysis that the scourge is firmly linked to the material conditions of a society rigged against the vast majority of people.

              *  Find out more about Angie Speaks:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUtloyZ_Iu4BJekIqPLc_fQ

https://twitter.com/SpeaksAngie

https://www.patreon.com/angiespeaks

               * The home of Radical Reflections:

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Turnstiles by Gaffa Tape Sandy

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Ten Reasons Why You Should Vote Labour

Ten Reasons Why You Should Vote Labour

December 12, 2019

General Election 2019 Emergency Broadcast: Vote for the Labour Party

Socialist Entertainment: For All Of Us

Socialist Entertainment: For All Of Us

December 2, 2019

In our latest episode, we speak to Nick Hayes of Means TV about all things entertainment and media.   

He brought some excellent contributions about the ongoing Means TV project, whilst also critiquing capitalist models of entertainment and explaining how they would improve under socialism.  

Find out more about Means TV: www.youtube.com/meanstv
                                              www.twitter.com/means_tv
                                              www.means.media

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End Music: Young Blood by Good Friend

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There Is Power In A Union

There Is Power In A Union

November 19, 2019

Our latest episode features Dave Gibney, full-time Mandate representative and fiercely committed trade unionist.

He did an excellent job of debunking many of the common tripes thrown at trade unions, both concerning their role in society and how they function on a day to day basis.

Find out more about Mandate: www.mandate.ie

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End Music: Hold My Breath by Endless Division

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The Role Of The Revolutionary Newspaper

The Role Of The Revolutionary Newspaper

October 31, 2019

Our latest episode features Alexander Norton, Deputy Features Editor of the Morning Star.

He brought a lot of insightful discussion on all things related to the role that a revolutionary newspaper should play in the modern world, and how it can remain both relevant and relatable in the ongoing fight for socialism.

Link to the Morning Star: www.morningstaronline.co.uk

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End Music: Tom Paine's Bones by The Trials of Cato

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Marxism and the Scottish National Question

Marxism and the Scottish National Question

October 15, 2019

In this episode, we sit down with Connor Beaton of the Radical Independence Campaign to discuss all things related to Scottish Independence.

He did an excellent job of explaining the Marxist stance on national self-determination, and linking that to the wider effort for a Scottish Workers' Republic.

Find Connor's work here:  https://twitter.com/cdbeaton
                                      www.conter.co.uk

Find out more about the Radical Independence Campaign at: https://twitter.com/Radical_Indy                              

            

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End Music: The People's Flag by Pól MacAdaim

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