Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections has delivered the biggest political upset in history; a political earthquake that has shattered the entire global Establishment, making Brexit look like a minor tremor in comparison.
In reality, however, Trump is not the problem, but a symptom of a more general malaise in society. The system has broken, and the American Dream has become a nightmare for millions, with rising inequality and continuing racial oppression.
Here’s a 20 minute analysis from Alan Woods, editor of In Defence of Marxism:
Here’s a 50 minute analysis from Rob Sewell, editor of Socialist Appeal, at a meeting of the Marxist society at Sussex University:
Marxist societies all over the country are meeting this week to discuss the events in the USA. Manchester, Sussex, SOAS and Swansea MarxSocs have already had meetings on this subject. Check out the Facebook events for some of the future meetings here:
Newcastle Marxist society – Trump wins US election: why and what next?
Cambridge Marxist society – Trump has won: how and what do we do next?
UCLU Marxist society – Trump’s victory and the future of the USA
Reading Marxist society – Trump’s victory: how, why and where next?
LSE Marxist society – Trump’s win: how, why and what next?
Warwick Marxist society – America’s Brexit: to fight Trump, fight capitalism!
QMUL Marxist society – Trump wins: how, why and what to do next?
KCL Marxist society – The Trump presidency: a Marxist view
Kent Marxist society – Trump’s victory: how, why and where next? (Monday 14 Nov)
Sheffield Marxist society – Trump wins US election: why and what next?
Southampton Marxist society – President Trump: what next?
Revolution Scotland – Trump wins! What does it mean? A Marxist perspective
Glasgow Marxist society – America 2016: two right wings
Oxford Marxist society – Trump’s win: how, why and what next for the Left?