Published Articles

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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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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F168538960Summary: Notes from a presentation to the West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, held at the Westside Peace Center, Los Angeles. Critiques positions of some on the Left and discusses the position on Syria of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization — Editors

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syriaSummary:  As the U.S. rattles its sabers against the Assad regime in Syria in the wake of an apparent attack on civilians with chemical weapons, the situation remains murky. A number of forces — the U.S.-Britain-France, their sometime allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar, the murderous Assad regime, and equally murderous jihadis — are all seeking to stifle the yearnings of the Syrian people to be free of the domination of both local authoritarians and global imperialism – Editors

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photo-22-133Summary: A first-hand account of the August 24, 2013 50th Anniversary March on Washington, this article stresses the intertwining of race and class and the need for the anti-racist movement to ground itself in the critique of capitalism — 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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mapp-133Summary: Leftist activists continue to be murdered and tortured under liberal President Benigno Aquino III.  This process, which has especially brutal outcomes for women, is viewed in the context of U.S. neocolonial domination. An earlier version appeared in Countercurrents.org, in July — Editors

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General_Abdul_Fatah_al-SisiSummary: The Egyptian military’s August 14 massacre of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood marked a reach for total power. The complicity of some parts of the democratic movement has placed in jeopardy the entire revolutionary wave that has gripped the country since 2011 – Editors

 

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Gezi_ParkSummary: This article examines and draws lessons from the Gezi Park protests as a new type of horizontal social struggle that goes beyond earlier Turkish politics, whether leftist or nationalist. It also analyzes the ideological control mechanisms of Turkish capitalism under Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) – Editors

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rl2Summary: Dr. Lenore Daniels, a columnist for Black Commentator Magazine, discusses Rosa Luxemburg’s legacy as a an anti-imperialist thinker and  interviews Peter Hudis, co-editor, along with Georg Adler and Annelies Laschitza, of The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg (2011). Originally appeared in OpEdNews   –Editors

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