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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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MaoStatueinLijangSummary: Informed by Dunayevskaya’s discussion of voluntarism and humanism as two kinds of subjectivity, this article analyzes the People’s Communes, the Cultural Revolution, and the Hundred Flowers Movement in China under Mao Zedong – Editors

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Tony_Benn2Summary: We recall an encounter with Tony Benn, a leading figure on the left of Britain’s Labour Party, who died aged 88 on 14 March 2014 — Editors

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230214uk2Summary: The Ukrainian uprising raises questions concerning different kinds of democracy, nationalism and internationalism, types of imperialism and capitalism, and the dangers of ethnic conflict and neoliberal capitalism. Comments especially welcome — Editors

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_60234878_teleserv624Summary: Class is once again in the news and political debate. While some claim that it is no longer relevant at all, the BBC’s Great British Class Survey claimed to identify no fewer than seven different classes. What does it mean to belong to a class? Is it an objective situation, or does it involve subjectivity and consciousness? How best to understand the class structure of modern capitalism? — Editors

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6599650-MSummary: Socialist humanism emerged out of discussions of Marx’s 1844 Manuscripts in the late fifties and early sixties due to hopes for the democratization of the Soviet bloc, but it lost traction within the left in the late sixties and early seventies due to the Vietnam War and the resulting rising influence of Maoism. There is still a great deal to be learned from the socialist humanist tradition (A slightly different version was published in Spain in Brumaria 22, Revolution and Subjectivity, 2010) — Editors

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Manchester-Shanghai Forum2Summary: These articles are selected from the proceedings of the Second Sino-British Marxist Aesthetics Forum, held at the University of Manchester, April 2012, which was dedicated to the topic, “Marxism and Humanism.” They offer a window into contemporary philosophical discussions on humanism in China and internationally. The English versions of the papers by Wang Jie and Zhu Liyuan were established by the Central Translation Bureau, Beijing — Editors

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51TYt2FoHwL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Summary: Three reviews of Peter Hudis’s new book Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism – Editors

 

 

 

 

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rdSummary: We repost here the hard-to-find 1978 pamphlet by Raya Dunayevskaya, which has been uploaded onto the Internet by unknown parties.  We call attention to the fact that it includes three items: (1) main text containing the chapters of Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom devoted to Marx’s Capital, Vols. I-III; (2) introduction critiquing Ernest Mandel, “Today’s Epigones Who Try to Truncate Marx’s Capital“; (3) appendix, “Tony Cliff Reduces Lenin’s Theory to ‘Uncanny Intuition’,” the latter particularly relevant given the recent controversies in the UK over Cliff’s organizational legacy — Editors

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image001Summary: Out To Lunch: Ben Watson is host of weekly radio show Late Lunch With Out To Lunch on Resonance FM: London’s Arts Station. He is also author of Adorno For Revolutionaries. The following article first appeared on the website Unkant – Editors

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51TYt2FoHwL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Summary:  This discussion of Peter Hudis’s Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism connects it to the struggles of African-Americans and workers in the U.S., especially since the economic crisis.  Originally appeared in OpEdNews, – Editors

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newsToday, thousands of Fast Food workers across the nation are going on strike, protesting the exploitative conditions that are standard practice in the industry. I am one of those workers, existing at the point where the gears of the capitalist profit machine grind together. Today, I am striking with my fellow workers to try and effect change at the Jimmy John’s store where I work, but also to stand in solidarity with fast food workers around the nation who experience a variety of injustices in their work places every day.

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800px-Protest_march_for_justice_for_Trayvon_in_Austin,_TXSummary:  The Trayvon Martin verdict is viewed in the context U.S. racialized capitalism. The article focuses on the structures of race/class oppression in Florida, both in the past and today, and the oppositional movements that these structures have engendered – Editors

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11-23-2013aSummary: We reprint here a statement by independent antiwar activists and intellectuals protesting the British Stop the War Coalition’s scandalous decision to invite Assad regime apologist Mother Superior Agnes Mariam de la Croix to speak at their “International Anti-War Conference.”  We protest the fact that de la Croix has also been invited to speak in Los Angeles and elsewhere under similarly false pretenses  – Editors

Open Letter to the Stop the War Coalition

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11-23-2013bSummary: IMHO member Kevin Anderson spoke at Black Coffee Coop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood on Monday Oct. 28th, 2013. His lecture, entitled, “Casting a Critical Eye on Foucault’s Concept of Resistance, in Light of Marcuse and Marx,” was presented by the West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization and the Commoners’ Club, and attracted an audience of over thirty workers and activists.

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10-27-2013 2-44-07 PMSummary: Peter Hudis, co-editor of the Letters of Rosa Luxemburg and of her Complete Works, discusses the theorist’s invaluable legacy in the context of Verso’s English publication of her Complete Works. The following speech was written for the International Conference on Rosa Luxemburg, held in Paris 4 and 5 October 2013. The text first appeared on the website of Verso Books. — Editors

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9c19109d-952e-4bf4-842b-0eac0686f165-460x276Summary: The Australian General Election has produced the first fully conservative government in the country’s history.  Roland Boer explores the contradictions of a right-wing ideology that is suspicious of market capitalism. — Editors

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a-syrian-man-criesSummary: Past and present alignments of sectors of the anti-imperialist left impede effective analysis and solidarity with the Syrian people. Presented to the West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization — Editors

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