Published Articles

tapia-refectionsSummary: Discusses young Marx, alternatives to capitalism, and the need to develop Marx’s Marxism for today — Editors

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mena_map-133Review of Morbid Symptoms: Relapse in the Arab Uprising, by Gilbert Achcar.  Originally appeared in Jacobin, Sept. 12, 2016 (1400w) — Editors

(Persian Translation)

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51TYt2FoHwL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Summary: The following review of Peter Hudis’s book Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2013) appeared in the German leftist periodical Sopos, here https://www.internationalmarxisthumanist.org/review/simon-birnbaum-marxsche-alternative-zum-kapitalismus-sopos-dec-2015 in December 2015. Many thanks to Manuela Kölke for the English translation (1900w) — Editors

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article-doc-bk27h-37dvgmcfzcbe4a19030a72e9e23a-843_634x428Summary: New developments in today’s Middle East underline the importance of overcoming outdated notions of imperialism that fail to identify the multiple actors on the world stage that are responsible for war, exploitation and imperialist intervention.Originally appeared on the website of the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists, Aug. 25, 2016 (2800w) — Editors

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Khalfani with Mark Thiel

Khalfani Khaldun & Mark Thiel

Summary: Discusses the recent sending of political prisoner Khalfani M. Khaldun to solidarity confinement by prisconcrats attempting to silence the voice of this important thinker and activist. – Editors

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3979190-133Summary: Excerpt of a speech to the International Marxist-Humanist Organization Convention, Chicago, July 2-3, 2016. It addresses, with particular attention to Latin America and to Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program, the urgent need to develop a viable alternative to capitalism that goes beyond critiques of neo-liberalism and beyond calls for a more “equitable” distribution of surplus value — Editors

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hmf-2Summary: On David Black’s edition of Helen Macfarlane’s writings, an insufficiently appreciated figure in the history of socialist humanism, whose unique vision was expounded in a largely unknown oeuvre during the 1850s. Originally published in Critical Research on Religion 4:2 (2016) (1500w) — Editors

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Grahn-JonasSummary: The materialist explanation of racism provides anti-racist activists with a powerful conceptual tool that demystifies racial thought and exposes unequal production relations hidden behind the idea of race. Referring to Oliver C. Cox, CLR James, and Raya Dunayevskaya, the author concludes that there are no hierarchies concerning which struggle is the most important, and that thingification of human relations is the prerequisite for race prejudice — Editors

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Turkish-military-coup-660x330Summary: Since the failure of a military coup against him, Turkey’s President Erdogan has launched a coup of his own, clamping down hard on all opposition — Editors

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MojibSummary: Escalating political repression in Morocco under the rule of King Mohammed VI makes this a crucial moment to solidarize with human rights activists and freedom fighters being targeted by the government, which includes the author, Maati Monjib — Editors

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