[Video] Book Launch for New Edition of Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program

Kevin B. Anderson,
Heather A. Brown,
Peter Hudis,
Ricado Jacobs,
Esther Leslie,
Peter Linebaugh,
Karel Ludenhoff,
Andres Magon-Marmol,
Eleonora Roldán Mendívil,
Lilia D. Monzó,
Rodrigo Maiolini Rebello Pinho,
Lyndon Porter,
Lalan Kishor Singh,
Rehmah Sufi

Recording of book launch event on Saturday, March 18 – Editors

Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program offers the fullest elaboration of his vision for a communist future, free from the shackles of capital but also the state. Neglected by the statist versions of socialism, whether social democratic or Stalinist that left a wreckage of coercion and disillusionment in their wake, this new annotated translation of Marx’s Critique – just issued by PM Press with commentaries by Peter Hudis and Peter Linebaugh — makes clear for the first time the full emancipatory scope of his notion of life after capitalism.

Save 20% on Critique of the Gotha Program book and e-Book by using coupon code GOTHA at the PM Press website: https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1241



  • International Marxist-Humanist Organization



  • Global Latinidades Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Chapman University



  • Saturday, March 18


Panel 1:

  • Karel Ludenhoff, labor activist and writer, co-translator of Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Peter Linebaugh, University of Toledo, US, co-author of The Many-Headed Hydra: Slaves, Commoners and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic
  • Esther Leslie, Birkbeck-University of London, UK, author of Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism 
  • Ricado Jacobs, University of California-Santa Barbara, US, and South Africa, writer for Journal of Peasant Studies and other journals

Book Launch for New Edition of Marx’s “Critique of the Gotha Program” – Panel 1 – YouTube


Panel 2:

  • Peter Hudis, Oakton College, US, author of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism
  • Eleonora Roldán Mendívil, Kassel University/University of Witwatersrand, Germany/South Africa
  • Lalan Kishor Singh, long-time trade union activist associated with the revolutionary communist movement, India (with extra time for interpretation from Hindi to English)

Book Launch for New Edition of Marx’s “Critique of the Gotha Program” – Panel 2 – YouTube


Panel 3:

  • Kevin B. Anderson, University of California-Santa Barbara, US, author of Marx at the Margins
  • Heather A. Brown, Westfield State University, US, author of Marx on Gender and the Family
  • Lyndon Porter, Black student activist and writer, California, US
  • Andres Magon-Marmol, XikanIndio Marxist communitarian organizer, California, US

Book Launch for New Edition of Marx’s “Critique of the Gotha Program” – Panel 3 – YouTube


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