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6041021_GSummary: Account by a longtime socialist and labor activist of the arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) of over 100 Ferguson support demonstrators who took to the streets on November 26, and of their inhuman treatment in jail — Editors

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800px-Middle_of_the_crowd_in_FergusonSummary: There is no justice in America—not for victims of police abuse, and surely not for Blacks and Latinos who are enduring the oppressive apparatus an American “civilization” that long ago shed its last trace of humanity.

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pic-20141125Summary: A long-time Turkish activist discusses how the potential unleashed by the Arab Revolutions risked being stifled by the most recent incarnations of Islamic fundamentalism as well as the short sighted and self-interested policies of the U.S. and NATO, especially when it comes to Syria and Iraq — Editors

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20131213Summary: Heather Brown, author of the acclaimed book, Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study, is interviewed by Estelle Cooch on differences between the approaches of Marx and Engels to gender, feminism today, and intersectionality; originally published in the Autumn 2014 issue of rs21 magazine and can be accessed HERE - Editors

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F194158894Summary: Large payouts by Denver sheriffs in deaths of two Black men is tied to race/class structure of U.S. — Editors

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2tpv7qkv-1378698750Summary: This narrative of an experience in the “health” care system by a leading writer on Black liberation and feminism underlines how today, more than ever, illness in the U.S. is big business and a source of relentless profit—with the needs of the human individual rendered almost completely superfluous — Editors

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F192882791Summary: All eyes are on Kobane, Syria, where Kurdish forces, women as well as men, are under threat of extermination from the reactionary ISIS, even as they seek to defend their social gains. They are doing so in the face of several other forces of reaction, whether US imperialism, the genocidal Assad regime, or the virulently anti-Kurdish Turkish regime — Editors

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10511218_267675350097501_5316503147472260491_n1Summary: Statement by social activists of Tabriz, Iran, on the revolutionary character of the Kurdish movement in Kobani, and its betrayal by all global and regional powers — Editors  Link >>>

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10403701_376731665812724_1080763069415110899_nSummary: This article notes the writers experiences at the Peoples Climate March in New York in September and discusses the linkages between climate destabilization and capitalism through a Marxist lens – Editors

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5778877be1a35482f319be586a4e5dc3_XLSummary: Trade unions, political parties and more grassroots forms of organisation are discussed with respect to the UK, Thailand, and Cambodia; edited version of a talk at the Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organisation on 27 July 2014 in Chicago – Editors

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Summary: Discusses new interest in Marxist humanism in Eastern Europe, the relation of economics to philosophy in Piketty and Marx, and that of philosophy to organization for Marxist-Humanism, from Dunayevskaya to today; slightly edited version of a presentation to the Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, July 26, 2014 in Chicago – Editors

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earth+wikiSummary: The following is adapted from the Call that preceded our July 2014 Convention in Chicago. It takes up several issues of key importance to those struggling to overcome the stranglehold of capitalism, from the economy and Ukraine to the dialectics of race/class/revolution and the contributions of Marxist-Humanists to the fight for a new humanist society. We also call attention to our July statement of the IMHO on Gaza and to our August analysis of Ferguson, Missouri, as well as to our June statement on the challenge of ISIS. — Editors

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33_bp033Summary: The hypocritical response of the Obama administration to the influx of child refugees from Central America is tied to US imperialist policies over the last century — Editors

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9780520280519Summary: Review of Gilbert Achcar’s The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, a book that uncovers its economic and political underpinnings, while also offering a critique of crude forms of anti-imperialism. Originally appeared in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books 

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20131213bSummary: Discusses issues such as what Marx had to say about post-capitalist societies, and the reluctance of those on the left to talk about what it might actually look like, as well as the role of the state in a post-capitalist society, the Spanish revolution and the anarchist understanding of revolution, and the co-operative model as an alternative. The 2-part interview (27 & 55 mins.) can be found HERE  and HERE  – Editors

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iranSummary: Although this was presented to the West Coast Socialist Scholars Conference in April 1993, it has never been published. We do so now because the issues raised here still speak to problems faced by serious Marxists in Iran and beyond — Editors

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Summary: Emancipatory popular movements have encountered deep contradictions in Ukraine, Syria, Tunisia, South Africa, and elsewhere. This is especially the case with regard to the vicissitudes of democratic revolutions when faced with, on the one hand, challenges from the right, and on the other, the imperative of anti-capitalism. Based upon a report to the Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, Chicago — Editors

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20131213bSummary: This article is based upon oral remarks given in March following a presentation by Peter Hudis on his Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism at a meeting in Los Angeles. The video is HERE  — Editors

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Summary: This article is a participant perspective from the Peoples Climate March, Los Angeles (September 20, 2014) – Editors

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imho-701Summary: Socialist humanist ideas were broadly championed by key thinkers in the mid-20th century, like E.P. Thompson, Fanon, Marcuse, and Fromm, but have now disappeared seemingly without a trace. Barbara Epstein and Kevin Anderson explore socialist humanism’s rise and fall, in part as postmodernism took center stage as an ideological current. They argue that the left is not better off without it. The interview (1 hr.) can be found HERE.

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Police-in-FergusonSummary: The murder of two unarmed African-American men by police—Eric Garner and Michael Brown—shows that the power structure of U.S. society remains inherently racist. New protests are emerging around the country to challenge this deplorable state of affairs. — Editors

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crvstbSummary: Contribution to “Althusser, Debord and Adorno Reconsidered in the light of Dunayevskaya: Dialectic Regained,” International Marxist-Humanist Meeting with Kevin Anderson and Dave Black at Mayday Rooms, Fleet Street, London, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. This article first appeared on the web blog of the Association of Musical Marxists http://ammarxists.org/cosmic-rays-vs-teddie-bears/ — Editors

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F189251454Summary: Israel’s ongoing invasion, by land, sea and air, of the Gaza Strip is completely unjustified and involves yet another round of pointless killing of innocent civilians. The Israelis and Palestinians will obtain no respite from yet another pointless war over Gaza until the Israeli state and public acknowledges the right of the Palestinians to their own viable independent state—something that first of all requires the cessation of all hostilities against the Palestinians and the removal of Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank — Editors

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