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How Democracy Works in Cuba

How Democracy Works in Cuba

If you live in any of these countries, and by these countries I really mean this country, it may come as a shock to you that Cuba is not a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by a single person. In fact, Cuba has a very interesting system of participatory democracy that I’m going to explain to you in this video. Thank you to the Swedish-Cuban Organisation in Gothenburg for helping me with this video. It’s been very helpful to be able to…

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What is COMMUNISM ALL ABOUT? – VisualPolitik EN

What is COMMUNISM ALL ABOUT? – VisualPolitik EN

Many of you have asked us for a video explaining what communism is all about so… here you have it! If you have been following this channel, you know we’re not exactly on the communist side of the spectrum… But before having an opinion about something, it’s important to be informed about it. Plus, at the end of this video, we’ll share some takeaways from Marx that might surprise you. The internet is full of trolls who either praise Marx,…

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Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

Karl Marx is often described as one of the greatest thinkers of the 19th century. His writings have inspired revolutions, and generated centuries of fierce debate. Born in Prussia, now Germany, in May 1818, Marx believed that capitalism, which was in its infancy at the time, had serious flaws. Marx claimed that in pursuit of profit, capitalists would encourage their ideology that work is good, leisure is bad, and material things will make us happy. Embracing mass production, depriving workers…

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What Is Socialism? — Lenin Was Not A Socialist — Part 1

What Is Socialism? — Lenin Was Not A Socialist — Part 1

The traditional meaning of socialism is defined as a system where workers take control of and directly manage the factories or the companies they work in they also begin to take control of other socio-economic policies like free health care, free housing, free food etc. But the main factor of socialism, in the traditional sense, is that direct control is taken by the working class. Without this key component, any country with socialist policies is not necessarily a socialist country…

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What Is Communism?

What Is Communism?

As diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States improve, we wanted to look at the political philosophy behind the long embargoed nation. Cuba is one of the last communist dictatorships left in the world, and since extreme anti-communist sentiments in the mid 20th century, the philosophy has been a regular fixture in political discussions. So we wanted to know, what exactly is communism? Well, there are a number of overlapping philosophies and socioeconomic systems that can be described as…

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Am I a Leninist?

Am I a Leninist?

probably one of the most common questions that I get is what is your ideology I usually give pretty vague answers to this question or at least I used to I might have said I'm a socialist or I'm a communist but whenever I'd say that the person would ask me ok but what specific branch of socialism or communism and okay fine that's an understandable thing to ask so I say Marxist and then I get the question what…

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Karl Marx, Reading from "The German Ideology", Materialist Conception of History

Karl Marx, Reading from "The German Ideology", Materialist Conception of History

hi I hope you're well marks is only one of the thinkers that I read and I'm interested in I make videos about him because he blasts away successfully the idealistic and supernatural way of thinking that still lingers in some part of the world but other authors do that as well in my last video about Marx I couldn't go into detail about the materialistic conception of history so I decided to make a little bit ambitious video having…

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