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