Articles tagged “Youth”

9780520280519Summary: Review of Gilbert Achcar’s The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, a book that uncovers its economic and political underpinnings, while also offering a critique of crude forms of anti-imperialism. Originally appeared in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books 

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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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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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Justice for Trayvon Martin: July 15

Summary: The acquittal of the murderer of Trayvon Martin shows, “beyond reasonable doubt,” that unconscionable acts of murder and abuse against Black Americans continue to define the social and legal structures of this land, and that racism is more than ever the Achilles heel of American “civilization” — 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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Beset by the twin dangers of Islamism and nominally secular authoritarianism, the Arab revolutions continue to shake up the region as they move through their second year. This essay, which first appeared in Logos, Vol. 11, Issues 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2012) http://logosjournal.com/ , is based upon a presentation to a Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization in Chicago on July 14, 2012 — Editors

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 The ‘Occupy’ demonstrations that began on Wall Street, then Oakland and elsewhere in the US, are now part of a Global movement, the immediate causes of which go back to the Arab revolutions of early 2011.  We have assembled reports, largely from Marxist-Humanist participants, in cities in the US and the UK — Editors

 

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The October 5 demonstration in New York, when labor unions and community organizations came out to support Occupy Wall Street, produced one of the largest turnouts to date of the Occupy Wall Street movement  — Editors

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A Syrian protestor assesses the social content of the revolt and the possibility of its moving beyond the demand for political transformation and toward a wider socio-economic revolution, while also critiquing the narrow forms of anti-imperialism that have plagued the Arab Left. This article first appeared in English in Jadaliyya – Editors

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The explosion of rage and revolt on the streets of British cities, recalls the dramatic “uprisings” of the 1980s. The author, a resident of the riot-hit London Borough of Haringey, looks at what has changed and why it matters – Editors

(Photo: The old Co-op Building, built in the 1920s as the pride of Tottenham’s labour movement, burns to the ground.)

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