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Summary: This article examines identity politics, and the intersections between race and class to argue for a new “Marxist identity politics” that overcomes class reductionism, while standing against an understanding of identity politics that abstracts from a class analysis. Orig. published on Jan. 8, 2017 in Left Voice (1500w) – Editors

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Summary: This article by a longtime New Afrikan political prisoner details the horrors of solitary confinement and the struggle by prisoners to resist the increasingly dehumanizing conditions within America’s criminal justice system [1950w] – Editors

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Summary: Genocide against the Rohingya – what can the international Left do to oppose it? [1050w] – Editors

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Summary: A new stage of imperialist degeneracy, itself rooted in the political and economic crisis of U.S. capitalism, lies behind Trump’s threat of nuclear genocide against North Korea and his moves toward war with Iran (1000w) — Editors

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Summary –German’s Bundestag elections show how neoliberal centrism paves the way for the rise of right-wing politics while failures on the left to develop alternatives to capitalist society have stifled their movement. What is to be made of the emergence of a new potential alliance of the black, green, and yellow? (1300w) – Editors

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Summary: Presentation to Research Group in Marxism and Law, Pontifical Catholic University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Portuguese interpretation by Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes Lima — Editors

 

 

 

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Summary: A new wave of Far Right activism has gripped the nation and confounded common preconceptions of American political life. In facing the challenge of white nationalism, it is incumbent upon the Left to re-evaluate its relationship to nationalism as such. – Stephan Hammel

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Summary: Mohsen Adbelmoumen interviews Peter Hudis on contemporary working class struggles, the ongoing crisis in Venezuela, the role that activists and theorists can play in envisioning alternatives to capitalism, and the significance of Frantz Fanon’s thought for ongoing struggles against racism. First appeared in American Herald Tribune (7800w) – Editors

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Summary: The events of Charlottesville evidence the racist and xenophobic hate of the alt-right but we must not forget that, although perhaps not hate-based, racism remains a structural feature of our capitalist society. The struggle against racism is also the struggle against capital — Editors

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Summary: This statement on North Korea and Iran by the Los Angeles Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice (CPRSJ) has been passed out at local peace demonstrations. The International Marxist-Humanist Organization (IMHO) is a founding member of the CPRSJ — Editors

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Summary: A Chicago rally to memorialize Heather Heyer, killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, brought together a community of activists aiming to push back against Trump-style protofascim, white supremacy, police terror, and other new forms of oppression — Editors

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Summary: A vigorous mass movement has arisen to oppose the encroaching authoritarianism of Poland’s rightwing government. – Editors

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Summary: This essay takes stock of the rise and fall of “dependency theory”—an important theory of social development in the non-Western world—in light of recent economic developments and the insights contained in Marx’s concepts of abstract labor, value production, and socially necessary labor time. Originally appeared in New Politics, Summer 2017   (3200w) – Editors

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Summary –British Prime Minister Theresa May, having lost her Parliamentary majority in the June 2017 election, is now grappling with the prospect of national humiliation and economic disaster in the Brexit negotiations with the European Union. Does Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party now have a chance to present an alternative to austerity and neoliberalism? – Editors

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Summary: Rosa Luxemburg’s name has gradually become more prominent in China, spurred by a new generation of scholars. Originally appeared in New Politics Online   –Editors

Rosa Luxemburg in China: Ninety Years of Ups and Downs

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Summary:  Speech at the launch of the Los Angeles Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice https://cprsj.wordpress.com/, Westside Peace Center, July 14, 2017. Also speaking: Frieda Afary of Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists, Zach Madeiros of Socialist Party USA, and Javier Sethness of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (2200w) — Editors

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Summary: Kevin B Anderson and John Bellamy Foster discuss the contemporary crisis of neoliberalism and how to fight it through an examination of the relevance of Capital today. This article was originally published in 3 A.M. Magazine, Thursday, July 13th, 2017 and can be found 3:AM Magazine Website  — Editors

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Jean-Luc Mélenchon

Summary: Three political currents have the wind in their sails: Macron’s neoliberal centrism, Mélenchon’s leftwing populism, and Le Pen’s rightwing populism with fascist overtones. This shows the political system’s overall instability, rooted in the economic and social stagnation that marks France and the developed world today. Originally published in New Politics Online, July 10, 2017 http://newpol.org/content/french-elections-install-new-political-order-it-built-sand (2361w) — Editors

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Summary: A lively, recent biography (published by Bloomsbury in 2014) gives a vivid account of Eleanor Marx (1855-1898) and her circle, at the heart of late nineteenth century socialism–Editors

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Summary: This tribute to an inspiring revolutionary, who recently passed from the scene after more than eight decades of tireless theoretical and practical devotion to a creative Marxism, was first published in German by historian Mario Kessler in Neues Deutschland, English trans. by Axel Fair-Schulz — Editors

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Summary: Two reviews of Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (2012) by Ian Angus and Paul Kellogg, with a response by the author, Peter Hudis.  This article was originally published in Socialist Studies/Études socialistes, Vol. 11:1, Winter 2016 –Editors

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Summary:  We are posting this issue of Alternative Workers News-Iran, which covers issues including the May Day demonstration of the Syndicate of Bus Drivers–Editors

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Summary: In his discussions of race, class, and revolution, Marx wrestled with many of the issues that plague today’s left. This review of Marx and Engels, The Civil War in the United States, second edition, ed. Andrew Zimmerman, originally appeared in Jacobin — Editors 

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Summary: The “Mother of All Bombs” shocked onlookers when it was dropped on eastern Afghanistan, but behind this singular spectacle is a long history of imperial powers using occupations to test military weapons and develop new strategies of terror. — Editors

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Summary: Trump’s reactionary moves since his inauguration, with special emphasis on his racist, anti-immigrant, Islamophobic, misogynist, and environment-destroying actions; first presented at an International Marxist-Humanist Organization meeting in Los Angeles on “Retheorizing Fascism in the Trump Era” — Editors

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Summary: Trump’s bombing of a Syrian airbase does not change the overall logic of US imperialist policy in the region, although his bellicose words and actions heighten the risk of a major war there or in northeast Asia — Editors

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Summary: Examines right-wing populism and its similarities/differences with fascism, and the relationship of both to economic crisis, both today and in the writings of Trotsky, Grossmann, Sohn-Rethel, and Dunayevskaya; considered in light of the need to overcome the capital relation in favor of humanism and freedom — Editors

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Summary: Interview with Peter Hudis highlights the guiding threads in the thought and activity of Frantz Fanon as a humanist and anti-racist beacon in the battle of ideas and the struggle for an alternative to capitalism. Also addresses contradictions within Marxist-Humanism in the US. Orig. appeared in The Brotherwise Dispatch, Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017–Editors

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Summary: A class struggle that is anti-sexist, anti-racist, and against all forms of oppression is central to Marx’s philosophy of revolution and the development of a new humanism. The force and reason of women of color are especially crucial to this process. First appeared in Knowledge Cultures 4:6 (2016) — Editors

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nopeSummary: The freedom movements in the U.S., and indeed around the world, have been dealt a tremendous blow with the election of Donald Trump as President of the U.S. As we absorb the significance of this development and prepare to respond to it on the basis of firm Marxist-Humanist principles, there are several points that I think may be worthwhile to keep in mind — Editors

Adopted on Nov. 17, 2016, as a Statement of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

 

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San Francisco dock workers on strike against the Iraq war (2008)

Summary: The new expanded edition of Brecher’s Strike! is a monumental contribution to labor history. This review discusses the book’s revolutionary qualities, while also questioning its treatment of the IWW and most importantly, of the intersectionality of race and class — Editors

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Summary: This is a crucial moment to show solidarity with an important political prisoner who has never ceased his struggle for a new, human society during 30 years of incarceration. Please contribute to the campaign to Appeal his unjust conviction. — Editors

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Summary — Raya Dunayevskaya, in 1970, critiques the illusions of the counter-cultural “Woodstock nation,” and calls for a coalescence of the objective and subjective forces needed for social revolution — Editors

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Summary: Marx wrote on how enslaved Blacks, white US and British workers, and Abolitionist and socialist intellectuals interacted during what amounted to a second American Revolution. Author’s last version of article in Journal of Classical Sociology 17:1 — via escholarship  — Editors

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Summary: Panel discussion at the Orange County (LA area) Anarchist Book Fair, with two anarchists and one Marxist-Humanist — Editors

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Summary: Counterposes antihumanist positions in Foucault and others, arguing for a revival of Marxist humanism. First appeared in the Pluto Press blog, Feb. 27, 2017 — Editors

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