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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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Gezi Park, 2013

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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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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miraqThe sudden collapse of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, in the face of a well-organized transregional attack by extreme jihadists allied with Baathist nationalists, illustrated once again just how big a defeat the US experienced in Iraq. For the forces that took over Mosul and swept down toward Baghdad were the very ones, rooted in the Sunni Arab minority, which had fought the US for six years. So much for the “shock and awe” of the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld invasion and the “surge” under the bemedalled General Petraeus! All of which cost the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and 4500 US troops.

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dbbookcoverSummary: Philip Walden’s review of David Black’s Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, and Black’s response — Editors

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1024px-Europe-Ukraine-Disputed.svgSummary: Three analyses of Ukraine that were issued separately as a pamphlet and will appear in the independent socialist journal New Politics 15:1 (Summer 2014) — Editors

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20131213Summary: The journal Monthly Review has reprinted the conclusion of Heather Brown’s Marx on Gender and the Family:A Critical Study (Haymarket Books) in its June 2014 issue, HERE  – 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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6-20-2014-11-23-07-PMSummary: Talk by Peter Hudis on his book, Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, at the Institute for Workers’ Education, Turbarjeva House of Literature, Ljubljana, Slovenia, with discussion by participants from several countries in the Balkans (2 hrs.) — Editors

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Summary: Luxemburg argued that the accumulation of capital hinges not only on the internal temporal dynamics of particular capitalist societies but most of all on capitalism’s spatial penetration and destruction of the non-capitalist world. This essay originally appeared in Logos, Spring 2014 — Editors

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Narendra_D_ModiSummary: The election of the anti-Muslim Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi in India is viewed in terms of the regional ascendancy of right-wing parties, and of the danger of war — Editors

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althusser_160x220_tSummary: Althusser’s structuralist Marxism is critiqued both in terms of his theory of ideological superstructures and his interpretation of Marx as an anti-humanist, anti-Hegelian. This essay originally appeared in Logos, Spring 2014  – Editors

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ukrSummary: Ukraine has experienced a popular uprising with serious contradictions, among them the presence of right-wing nationalism and a tilt toward neoliberal capitalism.  Ukraine has since been threatened by Putin’s Russia, which fears above all a similar uprising in Moscow — Editors

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dbbookcoverSummary: A review of The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought by David Black, (Lexington Books, 2013). Originally appeared in the blog Criticism &c.  — Editors

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phlaSummary: At a March 16 meeting of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Marxist-Humaist Organization, Peter Hudis gives an overview of his Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (Haymarket 2013), with a comment by former Occupy LA activist Sarah Mason. Duration: 1 hr. — Editors

 

 

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