Video and Multimedia

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Global Wealth Inequality: What You Never Knew You Never Knew
This brief video uses graphics to illustrate the global inequality in wealth.

Immanuel Wallerstein on the End of Capitalism
This is a brief excerpt from an interview with Immanuel Wallerstein, the founder of world systems theory, in which he discusses the transition away from a world capitalist system.

A Tale of Two Political Systems

  1. Li discusses the historical stages of societies, as seen by Marx. China has not gone through a true capitalist stage. Do you think that states can move backward in Marx’s progression, then move toward Communism again?
  2. Given what you have read in the text, do you agree with Li that China has a vibrant civil society?

Web Resources

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
This is the website for the United Nations body dedicated to the concerns of indigenous people.

The Socialist Register
This is the home page of an annual journal that presents Marxist or socialist viewpoints on international affairs, with each issue focusing on a major topic in current events.