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Red and Black History Campaign,
Forward Foundation and the Red

Keep Rosa Luxemburg’s Birthplace Plaque!

Summary: Petition against removal of plaque honoring Rosa Luxemburg in her birthplace, Zamosc, Poland — Editors

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Summary: Petition against removal of plaque honoring Rosa Luxemburg in her birthplace, Zamosc, Poland — Editors

Stephan Hammel

Portrait of the Revolution as a Young Man

Summary: Review of film “The Young Marx,” directed by Raoul Peck. First published in Konkret Media on March 8 –Editors

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Summary: Review of film “The Young Marx,” directed by Raoul Peck. First published in Konkret Media on March 8 –Editors

Dan Beltaigne

New Book on Teachers’ Unions Offers Lessons for Today

Summary: How resentment of teachers’ unions was used by capital to weaken labor as a whole. Especially important in light of today’s mass strike by West Virginia teachers — Editors

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Summary: How resentment of teachers’ unions was used by capital to weaken labor as a whole. Especially important in light of today’s mass strike by West Virginia teachers — Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

Theoretical Lessons of the Russian Revolution

Summary: Critical analysis of Lenin’s concepts of imperialism, war, national liberation, and the state and revolution, as well as on revolutionary organization and on dialectics. Originally presented…

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Summary: Critical analysis of Lenin’s concepts of imperialism, war, national liberation, and the state and revolution, as well as on revolutionary organization and on dialectics. Originally presented at an International Marxist-Humanist Organization panel at the Westside Peace Center, Los Angeles, February 18, 2018; first published in New Politics Online — Editors  

Stephan Hammel

Marx This Time

Summary: As socialism enjoys a revival, this article discusses the current state of Marxist analysis of the economy and the contribution it makes to contemporary political goals. First published in Ko…

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Summary: As socialism enjoys a revival, this article discusses the current state of Marxist analysis of the economy and the contribution it makes to contemporary political goals. First published in Konkret Media on October 27, 2017 — Editors

Peter Hudis,
Lalan Kishor Singh

India: A Dialog With a Worker on the Future of Marxism

Lalan Kishor Singh, a production worker in Nagpur, India, recently raised vital questions in an open letter on the relation of workers and intellectuals, the failures of established socialism and comm…

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Lalan Kishor Singh, a production worker in Nagpur, India, recently raised vital questions in an open letter on the relation of workers and intellectuals, the failures of established socialism and communism, and the future of Marxism. A response follows by Peter Hudis, who visited Nagpur in November, followed by Singh’s reply. Arvind Ghosh has translated Singh fro Hindi — Editors.

Rhaysa Ruas

Brazil’s Racial Capitalism: Further Disruption of Democracy and Fall of the Left Increases the Risk of Fascism

Summary: Cultural, political, and economic crisis deepens in Brazil, with rightwing forces focusing their attacks on Marx and on Black and LGBT people in wake of the decline of the left after nearly t…

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Summary: Cultural, political, and economic crisis deepens in Brazil, with rightwing forces focusing their attacks on Marx and on Black and LGBT people in wake of the decline of the left after nearly two decades of compromise with neoliberalism under Workers’ Party rule. Image: neofascist demonstrators – photo by Diógenes Junior — Editors  

Dana Naomi Mills

Everyone’s Child: The Case of Ahed Tamimi

Summary: At a moment when Israeli society continues to move ever further to the right, the need to solidarize with Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian woman anti-war activist from the West Bank, ta…

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Summary: At a moment when Israeli society continues to move ever further to the right, the need to solidarize with Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian woman anti-war activist from the West Bank, takes on critical importance. This article views her resistance to Israeli policy as part of a legacy of activism, struggle and thought by women reaching back to the work of such figures as Eleanor Marx — Editors

Ali Kiani

Behind Turkey’s Attack on the Afrin Kurds: Imperialist Machinations in the Middle East

Summary: Speech at Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice’s January 26 banner drop over the freeway in downtown Los Angeles marking “Year 2 of Trump: LA Rise Up!” This was first published…

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Summary: Speech at Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice’s January 26 banner drop over the freeway in downtown Los Angeles marking “Year 2 of Trump: LA Rise Up!” This was first published on the CPRSJ website, here https://cprsj.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/behind-turkeys-attack-on-the-afrin-kurds-imperialist-machinations-in-the-middle-east-by-ali-kiani/ –Editors

Ali Reza

Iran’s New Uprising in the Historic Mirror

Summary: A look at the challenges posed by today’s uprising inside Iran. [Image from Ferdowsi Square, Tehran, December 30, 2017] — Editors

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Mansoor M.

February 2017-January 2018 Protest Movement against the Islamic Republic of Iran: Current and Future Prospects

Analysis of the social grievances behind the protests, including environmental degradation. Based on a presentation on January 21, 2018 at a meeting of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization…

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Coalition for Peace; Revolution and Social Justice (CPRSJ)

Afrin Under Attack by Neo-Ottoman Erdogan: We Must Defend Afrin!

Summary:  Statement by Los Angeles-based Coalition for Peace, Revolution and Social Justice about Turkey’s attack on the Syrian Kurds in Afrin [Efrin] — Editors

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Mariah Brennan Clegg

The Women’s March, Violence, and Anti-Capitalism

Summary: Adapted from a speech to the Women’s March in Santa Barbara, which drew several hundred people on January 20, 2018 — Editors

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Summary: Adapted from a speech to the Women’s March in Santa Barbara, which drew several hundred people on January 20, 2018 — Editors

Karel Ludenhoff

Austrian Labour and Anti-Fascist Activists React to New Xenophobic and Anti-Social Coalition Government

On Saturday, January 13, about 70,000 people took part in a mass demonstration in Vienna against the new coalition government consisting of the ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party) and the FPÖ (Austrian Free…

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Ali Kiani

New Uprisings in Iran: A Preliminary Analysis

Summary: Presented at a forum, “Responding to Capitalism’s Wars at Home and Abroad,” in Los Angeles on January 14, sponsored by the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice and first publis…

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Summary: Presented at a forum, “Responding to Capitalism’s Wars at Home and Abroad,” in Los Angeles on January 14, sponsored by the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice and first published on the CPRSJ website, here https://cprsj.wordpress.com/2018/01/26/new-uprisings-in-iran-a-preliminary-analysis-by-ali-kiani/  — Editors