speeches

Marxian economics - Edgar Hardcastle

Edgar Hardcastle 1986

Transcript of the opening remarks of Edgar Hardcastle (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) taking place in 1986 at Marchmont Street in London. Full video recording also available online.

The last words of Eugen Leviné

Eugen_Levine

Eugen Leviné (1883 – 1919) was one of the leaders of the short-lived Bavarian Council Republic and a member of the Communist Party of Germany. Along with hundreds of other workers, communists, socialists and anarchists, he was arrested following the attack on Munich by the German Army and the Freikorps, and later executed. In June 1919, while on trial for high treason, Leviné made his last speech.

How Can a Real Revolution Be Achieved?

Black Flag organ of the Anarchist Black Cross magazine logo from the 1980s

Transcript of the opening remarks of a debate between Dick Donnelly (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Albert Meltzer (for Black Flag) taking place on 12 February 1987 at the Duke of York in London. Full audio recording also available online.

Labour party debate What is Socialism?

Is Labour Government the Way to Socialism 1946 SPGB pamphlet cover

Transcript of the opening remarks of a debate between Steve Coleman (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Councillor Laurence Spigel (for the Labour party) taking place on 4 April 1985 at the Duke of York in London. Full audio recording also available online.

Did Trotsky point the way to socialism?

Trotsky A Graphic Guide cover by Geary

Transcript of the opening remarks from a debate between Adam Buick arguing No (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Hillel Ticktin arguing Yes, (Critique Journal) taking place on 24th January 2009 at Hillhead Library in Glasgow. Full video recording also available online.

The case against economic calculation - Adam Buick

Randall Park, once the world's largest mall from Black Friday by Seph Lawless

Talk by Adam Buick for the Socialist Party on 27 September 2015 in London. The Economic Calculation Argument is a classic argument against the possibility of socialism put by defenders of free-market, private-enterprise capitalism. It was set out in a particularly clear and concise form in an article in 1920 “Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth” by Ludwig Von Mises, an Austrian member of, appropriately enough, the Austrian School of Economics and translated into English in 1935.

A Marxist Critique of Anarchism

Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin

Transcript of the opening remarks from a Marx Centenary special talk by Steve Coleman for the Socialist Party of Great Britain on 28 August 1982. Full audio recording also available online.

Is Britain Worth Dying For?

Lady Olga Maitland (Families for Defence) arguing with CND in 1987

Transcript of the opening remarks from a debate between Steve Coleman arguing No (for the Socialist Party of Great Britain) and Lady Olga Maitland arguing Yes, (Women and Families for Defence) also a member of the Conservative party, taking place on 19 January 1984 at Islington Central Library in London. Full audio recording also available online.

Until all are free: the trial statement of Ray Luc Levasseur

FBI sheet for Ray Luc Levasseur

The 1989 trial statement of US urban guerrilla Ray Luc Levasseur, published by Attack International in October 1989.

Trial statement - Kuwasi Balagoon

The trial statement of Black Liberation Army member and later anarchist, Kuwasi Balagoon. Published as "Trial statement of New Afrikan Revolutionary Kuwasi Balagoon at the opening of the Brinks trial" in the 1990s. We do not agree with all of it, like the nationalism, but reproduce it for reference.