Was Sykes-Picot Agreement the Genesis of the Israel-Palestine Conflict? — Mark Albertson — May 26, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://youtu.be/hvMZ326R3jc Sykes-Picot (May 1916), a secret convention was held during World War-I between Britain and France supported by imperial Russia for the dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire. The Sykes-Picot agreement led to the division of Turkish-held Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine into various French- and British-administered areas. Mark Albertson, historian, will go through that progression of the April 1914 request by Arab nationalists desiring British assistance with their...

Resisting the Purging of pro-Palestinian Faculty – Danny Shaw – May 19, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://youtu.be/detyfrnYQNo Our speaker, Danny Shaw, is among the many voices for Palestine who have been punished for speaking out against genocide. After 18 years of teaching in the Latin American and Latinx Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he was fired last month for his social media posts educating and organizing against the Israeli-U.S. genocide in Gaza. He has been camped out with the hundreds of students, faculty, alumni and staff that make up the Columbia...

Students Protest against US Universities’ ties to the Ongoing Genocide in Gaza – May 12, 2024 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://youtu.be/jdCr4Tx5aZI   Columbia University students started the movement against the University's connection with the wars, seeking divestment. It is clear to all who have not closed their eyes that a genocide of the Palestinians in Gaza by Israel is ongoing with the support and means to conduct it provided by the US government. The protests have taken the form of encampments on university general outdoor premises. But these peaceful protestors were attacked by police and...

Freeing Labor from its Chains: Indenture, Chattel Slavery and Wage Slavery in America – Peter Fay – May 5, 2024 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://youtu.be/AcW5-bzY70A   American labor is deindustrialized, deunionized, fragmented, and pauperized. Its debased condition is a prisoner of its form: that of a commodity, forever cheapening, like all others. Bereft of political leadership, labor instinctively grasps at populist rhetoric, rejecting the neoliberalism and “new world order” of America’s oligarchs. Indignant, the ruling class shames it as “deplorable”, “far-right”, and “Putin’s puppets”. In a culture devoid of class...

Peace With North Korea! Peace in Northeast Asia! – Dae-Han Song – April 28, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://youtu.be/GeYlFGCj24M North Korea has declared that South Korea is no longer an appropriate counterpart for peaceful reunification. Furthermore, it declared South Korea its main enemy. To understand this moment---beyond the demonizing of North Korea---we must understand its causes and effects as well as what we must do for peace in the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia. Dae-Han Song joined the peace and reunification movement in 2003 when US bombs fell over Baghdad. He joined the...

Reconsidering the Rwandan Genocide and the Rwanda/Israel Pact – Ann Garrison – April 21, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://youtu.be/hcv_OndFBco   It is thirty years since the Rwandan genocide.  The presentation will explain this horrific but poorly understood crime and its aftermath.  One consequence that will be discussed in greater detail is the tight-knit relationship between Rwanda and Israel.  Both countries depend on their victimization narratives to justify what they do in Gaza and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ann Garrison is a journalist who focuses on the countries of the  African Great...

Woke and war-crazed: Western liberal support of Ukraine – Dan Kovalik – April 14, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://youtu.be/nljgH2orf00 Our speaker, international human rights advocate and lawyer Dan Kovalik, just returned from observing the March 17th presidential elections in Russia. He was in the Kherson Oblast, which experienced terrorist attacks designed to disrupt the election. Dan will report back on the current Ukraine conflict in light of historical developments, in particular the break-up of the Soviet Union, the fight against fascism dating back to WWII, and the missed opportunities for...

Campaign for Socialism 2024 — April 7, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhz7JXmU_go Campaign for Socialism 2024 Workers in the Socialist campaign of Claudia De La Cruz & Karina Garcia for President & VP will speak about their campaign. Website: votesocialist2024.com/

Paul Robeson, Stalin and the History of the Soviet Union – Grover Furr – March 31, 2024 10:30 AM Pacific Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD3l978H4Oo In 1981 Paul Robeson’s son, Paul Robeson Jr, claimed that his father had told him privately that in June 1949 he, Paul Sr, learned about the persecution of some prominent Jews in the Soviet Union, but had never publicly revealed this fact and had asked his son to promise not to reveal it during his, Paul Sr’s, lifetime. In later years Paul Jr repeatedly confirmed this story. In a recent article Grover Furr checked this story against the evidence that...

Neoliberalism: The new class-correlation and new-age crisis – Basudev Nag Chowdhury – March 24, 2024 10:30 AM

https://youtu.be/wF4Ot2Dpl18 Neoliberalism began in the last quarter of the 20th century, when the accumulated capital in the G-7 was allowed to penetrate much of the world that had closed its doors to foreign capital: Eastern Europe, Russia, China, Vietnam. India, Africa and Latin America.  These are the countries which together today have the vast majority of the global low wage working class in numbers. Yet, only after a decade and a half, the economic crisis returned in 2008. It was then...