https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janey89

'Marx is Back' / Marx ha vuelto: A fictional mini-series based on 'The Communist Manifesto'

http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/marx-is-back-a-miniseries-of-fiction-based-on-the-communist-manifesto/

DISCLAIMER: These videos have communist (Marxist) political leanings and are designed to engage people in Marxist thought. Some might call this propaganda, or something designed to make you believe a certain political ideology. Please keep this in mind when watching the video; make up your own mind about what you believe.

" 'Marx Is Back' takes place in todays' Argentina, which suffers like other countries the blows of economic crises. Workers of a printing house are facing suspensions and lay-offs; a group of workers are organizing to fight back as the union officials try to push them aside. At the same time, Martin, part of the workers' group, starts to read the Communist Manifesto and ends up meeting Karl Marx himself, is he dreaming or is it reality ? All through the episodes Marx appears in the story, exposing his revolutionary ideas regarding social classes, the crises, the State and communism."

Available with subtitles in Spanish, French and English. :)

May 6, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Though I appreciate the language-learning utility of a Spanish series, is such blatant, extremist political propaganda really appropriate on Duolingo?

The series was produced by the IPS (Instituto del Pensamiento Socialista) and directed by the Contraimagen group and the TVPTS (online TV channel). It was initiated by the PTS (Socialist Workers' Party), a member of the Frente de Izquierda y de los Trabajadores (Left and Workers' Front), as part of its work to spread Marxist ideas throughout the country.

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_pinkodoug_

If it's not your cup of tea, ignore it and move on. Others might appreciate the link.

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May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raans
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Yep, I did enjoy it. Regardless of any political implications (although I read it completely).

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May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janey89

It's got political leanings yeah but I'd imagine people would take it with a pinch of salt. There's a lot of opinion pieces on Immersion after all. :3

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

The Partido de los Trabajadores Socialistas is no moderate party. It is a member of the Trotskyist Fraction – Fourth International, described by Spanish wikipedia as 'extrema izquierda'. I think a propaganda piece written by a party from the political fringes that aims to overthrow its government and constitution would probably be regarded as 'inappropriate content' in immersion.

I'm not in the least bit concerned that sensible adults won't take it with a pinch a salt, but there are an awful lot of children on Duolingo who won't recognize political propaganda for what it is. Personally, I'd prefer it if the Duo forums were assumed to be populated by adults and anything went, but this is not the case and one has to consider it.

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/janey89

Well, if that's how you feel, maybe report the post and let the Duo moderators decide. I think that's fair. I'll put up a disclaimer on the post too. :)

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angel.lorenzo

Why it would be blatant and an extremist political propaganda?

May 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/earthkissed

i think it's just blatant and extremist political propaganda because its political opinion the author of the comment doesnt like. there's nothing wrong with kids learning about marxism, its perfectly fine content for duolingo even if it has political overtones. people like that are just afraid kids will hear about marxism and LIKE it.

May 7, 2016
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