Anti*Capitalist Resistance will be releasing two videos per week from The History Fix a new YouTube channel which has been put together by Neil Faulkner and Nik Gorecki.
Based on Neil's book 'A Radical History of the World', which can be found on Pluto Books, it presents a history of the struggle and revolution of human society: of hominids, hunters and herders; of emperors and slaves; of patriarchs and women; of rich and poor; of dictators and revolutionaries. From the ancient empires of Persia and Rome to the Russian Revolution, the Vietnam War, and the 2008 Crash, this is a history of greed and violence, but also of solidarity and resistance.
We will be hosting the entire series on our website, but by posting each double episode as an article, members can post comments and debate the content. I hope you find these videos as a useful entry point into Marxist history and will purchase the book.
The first video covers how our biological evolution created a species defined by conceptual thinking, collective labour, and social co-operation. The second video covers how the cultivation of plants and the rearing of animals transformed the whole of human society.