A multimedia introduction to The Communist Manifesto

“All previous historical movements were movements of minorities, or in the interest of minorities. The proletarian movement is the self-conscious, independent movement of the immense majority, in the interest of the immense majority.”

This video is meant to be used in group discussion of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. It has a brief overview section, then 3 main sections, each divided into 2 parts of 10 to 15 minutes each. The video’s outline appears at 3 min and 27 sec.

OUTLINE

I. ELEMENTS

a. Reflections on Motion & Change (at 0:07:17)

b. Socio-economic Classes (at 0:15:34)

II. DYNAMICS

a. Class Struggle (at 0:26:20)

b. Human Productive Forces & Revolutionary Change (at 0:45:53)

III. EMERGING

a. Birth of the Communist Manifesto (at 0:58:50)

b. Class Consciousness (at 1:05:57)

Thanks to Zachary Robinson for giving us permission to post his project here

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3 Responses to A multimedia introduction to The Communist Manifesto

  1. Barry Weisleder February 26, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    How can one obtain a copy of this wonderful video?

    Downloaded? Purchased? Where and how?

    Many thanks.

  2. Ian Angus February 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    It’s on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdmxBtAW26o

  3. Zach Robinson March 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Ian’s comment above is correct. That is the easiest way to obtain it (you can use download helper or a similar app to put it on your hard drive if you wish.) A DVD with this vid and other materials is available at a nominal cost (about $1 + postage). If you are interested, send me an email (robinsonz ‘at’ suddenlink ‘dot’ net).

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