Published Articles

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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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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black-bloc-every.jpg+w=490Summary: A review of Shutting Down the Streets: Political Violence and Social Control in the Global Era, by Amory Starr, Luis Fernandez, and Christian Scholl (New York University Press, 2011). This is the author’s original version of an article that appeared in Contemporary Sociology (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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