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images-1Summary: This statement on the current situation was drafted on March 27 in preparation for our international gathering this summer. Because it covers a wide range of issues pertinent to the global revolutionary movement, we have decided to make it public now — Editors

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nbc-fires-donald-trump-after-he-calls-mexicans-rapists-and-drug-runnersSummary: Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria in the U.S. are compared to George Wallace’s racist candidacy of the 1960s, and to the rise of Nazism. Today’s Trump campaign is taking place in an era of economic decline, however — Editors  

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Picture1Summary: The recent death of Mark Thiel, a fighter for prisoner rights, racial justice, and an end to class society, calls us on to commemorate the work to which he dedicated his life. This is written by a New Afrikan political prisoner in Indiana whom we have supported for many years — Editors

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Easter_Proclamation_of_1916Summary: Easter 1916 in Ireland was the first major anti-colonial uprising of the twentieth century, a harbinger of revolts across the colonial world.  At the time, Marxists like Trotsky and Radek dismissed it as bourgeois nationalist in character, but Lenin saw it as an example of a new force on the world scene that could be an ally of the working classes against monopoly capital: national liberation movements against imperialism.  Originally appeared in Truthout, March 27, 2016 — Editors

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feminist fistSummary: The translators’ introduction to the Persian edition of Heather Brown’s Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study. Originally appeared in Iranian Progressives in Translation.  The Persian version of this introduction can be accessed HERE — Editors

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content_silence_rohingya_protestSummary: As the National League for Democracy (NLD) takes over the government of Myanmar (Burma), its credentials as a force for freedom and human rights have been tested by the persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority people in this predominantly Buddhist country. So far, the NLD is failing that test by not denouncing this religious and ethnic oppression or standing up for minority rights — Editors

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urlSummary: This article responds to Hamid Assian’s “On Action & Analysis,” published here on Feb. 11  and to the comment on it and on theory and practice by Mia Carlsen — Editors

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Assian-imageSummary: Based on an intervention at a Los Angeles International Marxist-Humanist Organization meeting in response to the argument that immediate action was more important than theoretical reflection — Editors

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ffanSummary: Conversation about Peter Hudis’s new book, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades, hosted by Doug Storm on “Interchange,” a program on WHFB, Bloomington (Indiana) Community Radio (1 hr.) — Editors

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Summary: Repression has deepened in Turkey, targeting the Kurds, the left, and intellectuals, in an attempt to wipe out the emancipatory spirit of the past several years, whether at Gezi Park or in the Kurdish movement in Turkey and Syria — Editors

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9780745336251Summary: — In November 2015, the student organization Decolonizing Our Minds at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, brought out several hundred youth to a discussion by Selim Nadi, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Peter Hudis of the latter’s new book, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (2:14) — Editors

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Guzowski-refugeesSummary: US nationalism underlies a feeling of superiority toward other nations and peoples. This can been seen in the outright rejection of the Syrian refugees, despite our common humanity — Editors

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Beltaigne-FlintSummary: The severe water contamination in Flint, Michigan, which has already impacted the health of the population, especially the youth, stems from the poisonous legacies of both racial oppression and capital accumulation — Editors

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51kaqzWOQYL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Summary: Peter McLaren’s Pedagogy of Insurrection represents an effort to ground revolutionary approaches to education in a critique of the fundamental principles of global capitalism—such as wage labor, value production, racism and sexism. This review highlights the contributions as well as some of the contradictions found in this important work of revolutionary theory—Editors

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Turk-photo1Summary: Determined protests against police brutality and murder continue in Chicago amid attempts at whitewash and questions over the meaning of changing “the system” — Editors

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Mendez-Marcelo-LAecorallySummary: The November 29 climate rally in downtown Los Angeles addressed the need for a local shift from fossil fuels to renewables, as well as issues of race and class — Editors

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IMG_5017-133Summary: The murder of Laquan McDonald reveals not only the depravity of the Chicago cop who killed him but also of the entire police department, criminal justice system, and political forces that sought to conceal this crime and that of others against people of color all over the U.S. — Editors

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imh0-20151120Summary: The despicable ISIS attacks on Paris and elsewhere have unleashed intensified war and imperialist machinations over Syria and Iraq, as well as repression of immigrants and renewed Islamophobia. Can the Left oppose the carnage on all sides without losing sight of its emancipatory aims? Approved in a membership vote on Nov. 24, 2015 as a statement of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization — Editors

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9780745336251Summary: Peter Hudis on the contemporary relevance of his 2015 book, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades, for intersectional discussions of race and class. Originally appeared on Pluto Press blog, Oct. 7, 2015 — Editors

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glSummary: A discussion — in light of the Great Recession and of current debates over economic crisis and its causes — of Henryk Grossman’s 1929 critique of  Rosa Luxemburg’s thesis in Accumulation of Capital that overproduction is the cause of crises, and Grossman’s (and Raya Dunayevskaya’s) defense of Marx’s notion of the tendential fall in the rate of profit  — Editors

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iran_new 2Summary: In the face of the Rouhani government’s austerity policies and continued repression, worker protests and strikes have increased in Iran in recent weeks, including in the petroleum and other large industries — Editors

Iran: A New Chapter in Workers’ Protests

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Dale-UAWSummary: Strong rank-and-file mobilization in the auto industry leads to a contract that limits two-tier pay scales, improving the initial one negotiated by the “business unionists” of the United Auto Workers Union (UAW), while UAW Kohler workers in Wisconsin end up with a less favorable contract — Editors

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imho-20151218Summary: Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association in Tehran, has gone on hunger strike after being sentenced to nine years in prison for his union activities — Editors

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Mendez-msm-photoSummary: University of California, Santa Barbara experiences one of the nation’s largest turnouts for the November 12 nationwide Million Student March, where student-worker solidarity came to the fore — Editors

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2015-11-29_14-38-15Summary: Discusses Peter Hudis’s Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades in terms of Fanon’s rejection of an ontology of Blackness; his dialectic of race, class, and colonialism; and Fanon in relation to contemporary postcolonial thought. Bhattacharya’s comments were delivered at a meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, where Selim Nadi, Hudis, and she spoke on the book. Sponsored by the Decolonising Our Minds student group, it was attended by nearly 400. These remarks first appeared on the Pluto Press blog, HERE  — Editors

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