Check out this video of a recent talk by marxist geographer (and author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism) David Harvey. He is talking about some of the ideas from his most recent book, The Enigma of Capital, which he wrote during and in reference to the global crisis of 2008-2009, but which he also connects in his talk to recent developments like the resistance by working people in Wisconsin.
I should add that I always hesitate a little about directing too much attention towards academic marxists, particularly the grand old white men among them, even ones like Harvey whom I think are worth listening to. Such a high proportion of what we need to be thinking through as we try to make social change that is just, liberatory, and to-the-root is stuff that theorists of this stripe -- as I said, even the ones I like, such as Harvey -- never really talk about. Yet it is very easy for the kind of political and intellectual authority that often adheres to such men to reinforce the tendency exhibited by some segments of the left which explicitly identify as anti-capitalist to ask and think and listen far too narrowly. Which isn't to deny that there are important ideas in here -- I wouldn't post it otherwise. I just think we need to see such thinking not as a deafult source of overarching synthesis but as one more jigsaw piece to be fit in with all the rest.
Anyway, on to the talk: