Why does the Communist Manifesto still terrify the rich today, which revolution was relevant for Marx what is meant by exploitation? Five short films explore the themes of alienation, communism, revolution, exploitation and the future with machinery.
Berlin, 1836. At Marx’s place of study, Mason focuses on what Marx really meant by alienation. It does not only mean the state of being alienated from ourselves and from others, but also that the things we produce rule over us, rather than the other way around.
London, 1847. How and where did the Communist Manifesto come about? Learn more about the work that terrifies the rich and powerful now as much as then.
Paris, 1848. Following the 1848 revolutions, Marx reflects on the lessons learned from these events, which are still highly relevant for struggles today.
Manchester. Mason explores the question of how the rich actually become rich. He focuses on the issues of labour, technology, and the theft of alien labour time.
Man vs. machine? In this episode, you can learn more about the significance of machines not only for capitalism, but for potentially overcoming it.
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