Articles tagged “Labor”

img_5953On February 17, 2015 Dr. Feliks Tych passed away in Warsaw at the age of 85. The distinguished Polish scholar is well known to North American and UK historians mainly for his important research results on the famous Polish-German socialist Rosa Luxemburg and the Jewish Bund.

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imho12Summary — Translation of a statement by the partner of “Da Tu” (Giant Rabbit), one of the feminists detained on March 7, focusing on mutual aid between feminists and workers, with solidarity photos workers have posted online. Followed by translation of a petition by students at Da Tu’s alma mater, Sun Yat-sen University (one of many petitions circulating in China, despite censorship). –Editors

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marx-als-prometheus-1843Summary: Karel Ludenhoff continues the discussion on Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis’s relation to Marx and ‘Marxism’ – 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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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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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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9780956817679_cov_frontSummary: Labor historian and activist Dan La Botz reviews David Black and Chris Ford’s 1839: The Chartist Insurrection. This critical review stresses that “The authors aim is to show that modern Britain, so often thought of as a model of moderation and gradualism, …does indeed have a revolutionary, working class tradition.” Originally appeared in  New Politics  – Editors.

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May Day in Los Angeles

Summary— We present reports from Marxist-Humanist participants on the 2013 May Day celebrations— EditorsPDF

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Summary: In the wake of the economic crisis, capital has launched an unprecedented attack on the living standards of the working people.  The Wisconsin protests show the way forward, if we can draw their true lessons with regard to the labor bureaucracy and the Democratic Party — Editors

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