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Los Angeles Chapter of International Marxist-Humanist Organization

May Day Statement: For a Humanist Alternative to Capitalism

Summary: This article was published in English on May 1, 2018 in the International Marxist-Humanist. It was translated into Armenian by Kevork Sassouni — Editors

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Summary: This article was published in English on May 1, 2018 in the International Marxist-Humanist. It was translated into Armenian by Kevork Sassouni — Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

Joel Kovel, 1936-2018, Ecosocialist and Psychoanalytic Marxist, But Socialist Humanist Above All

Summary: In memoriam article examining the late Joel Kovel in relation to Marx and Freud, Marx and ecology, and Marxist-Humanism — Editors

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Summary: In memoriam article examining the late Joel Kovel in relation to Marx and Freud, Marx and ecology, and Marxist-Humanism — Editors

Nigel Gibson

Karl Marx at 200: Why the Workers’ Way of Knowing Still Matters

Summary: Connects Marx to ongoing struggles for liberation, especially around gender and the Global South — Editors

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Summary: Connects Marx to ongoing struggles for liberation, especially around gender and the Global South — Editors

Rocio Lopez

IMHO May Day Speech, Los Angeles

Summary: Invited antiwar speech by representative of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization at May Day rally sponsored by Union del Barrio, following a march by several hundred from MacArthur…

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Summary: Invited antiwar speech by representative of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization at May Day rally sponsored by Union del Barrio, following a march by several hundred from MacArthur Park to City Hall. Image portrays part of Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice Coalition contingent; other images are of this march and the earlier union-led one with 2000 participants — Editors

Rehmah Sufi

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement Rising Across Pakistan

Summary: The increasingly popular non-violent Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement (PTM), with young leaders from the northwest, is sweeping the country to demand justice in the face of state and mil…

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Summary: The increasingly popular non-violent Pashtun Tahafuz (Protection) Movement (PTM), with young leaders from the northwest, is sweeping the country to demand justice in the face of state and military violence in the FATA, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan regions, including ‘War on Terror” operations, extrajudicial killings, and disappearances. Image is of Veteran Women’s Action Forum activists at the PTM rally in Lahore. Photo credit: Tabinda M. Khan — Editors

David Black

A Revolutionary Betrayed: Review of the Play, ‘Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jews Walk’

Summary: A review of the new play,  “Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jews Walk,” which has just opened in London — Editors

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Summary: A review of the new play,  “Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jews Walk,” which has just opened in London — Editors

Javier Sethness

Imperial Theatrics in Syria: Where Is Justice for Syrians?

Summary: Utter cynicism of US-British-French missile attack on Syria, as murderous Assad regime and its allies continue to suppress the revolution. Originally published by Coalition for Peace, Revolut…

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Summary: Utter cynicism of US-British-French missile attack on Syria, as murderous Assad regime and its allies continue to suppress the revolution. Originally published by Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice — Editors

Kevin B. Anderson

Massacre of Peaceful Gaza Demonstrators: An Israeli Crime Against Humanity

Summary: Unprecedented character of Gaza massacre of March 30 shows utter depravity of Israeli government, but will not be able to break will of the Palestinian people. First appeared in New Politics…

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Summary: Unprecedented character of Gaza massacre of March 30 shows utter depravity of Israeli government, but will not be able to break will of the Palestinian people. First appeared in New Politics Online http://newpol.org/content/massacre-peaceful-gaza-demonstrators-israeli-crime-against-humanity –Editors

Lucy Kaufman,
Dana Naomi Mills

Eleanor Marx: the Jewess of Jew’s Walk

Summary: Lucy Kaufman’s new play about Eleanor Marx (the daughter of Karl Marx who was an important artist as well as activist), which will soon open in London—along with a 2014 biography of her by Ra…

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Summary: Lucy Kaufman’s new play about Eleanor Marx (the daughter of Karl Marx who was an important artist as well as activist), which will soon open in London—along with a 2014 biography of her by Rachel Holmes—makes this a valuable moment to re-examine the life and thought of this important revolutionary socialist feminist. The article includes a long passage by Kaufman — Editors

J Turk

Chicago Rally on 50th Anniversary of King’s Death: The Struggle Grows

Summary: A gathering remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and recommits to the fight against police domination in Chicago–Editors

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Summary: A gathering remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and recommits to the fight against police domination in Chicago–Editors

Ali Kiani,
Javier Sethness

On Internationalism and National Liberation in Syria: Should Afrin Be Defended?

Summary: Two separate articles, by Javier Sethness and Ali Kiani, respond to a critique of our support for the Syrian Kurds by Fredo Corvo, “Is the Defense of Afrin Proletarian Internationalism?”  The…

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Summary: Two separate articles, by Javier Sethness and Ali Kiani, respond to a critique of our support for the Syrian Kurds by Fredo Corvo, “Is the Defense of Afrin Proletarian Internationalism?”  The response by Sethness and an earlier version of the one by Kiani first appeared in Coalition for Peace Revolution, and Social Justice — Editors  

Peter Hudis

The Vision of the New Society in Marx’s Capital

Summary: Discusses commodity fetishism vs. communism, socially necessary labor time vs. free/creative labor. Includes responses to critiques of Marx by Silvia Federici (on gender) and Endnotes (on com…

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Summary: Discusses commodity fetishism vs. communism, socially necessary labor time vs. free/creative labor. Includes responses to critiques of Marx by Silvia Federici (on gender) and Endnotes (on communism). Originally appeared in Logos: A Journal of Modern Society & Culture 17:1 (Winter 2018)  — Editors

Rocio Lopez

March for Our Lives LA Protest

Summary: Youth are leading a movement against gun violence and rallied hundreds of thousands in the largest protests for gun control in US history, with this article focusing on the Los Angeles march-…

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Summary: Youth are leading a movement against gun violence and rallied hundreds of thousands in the largest protests for gun control in US history, with this article focusing on the Los Angeles march–Editors

Jonas Grahn

Housing and Revolution

Summary: Housing prices are going up all over the world. As a result, many have experienced widespread displacement in process known as “gentrification.” How ought we to understand it? More importantl…

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Summary: Housing prices are going up all over the world. As a result, many have experienced widespread displacement in process known as “gentrification.” How ought we to understand it? More importantly, how can it be fought? This article claims (perhaps counterintuitively) that great inspiration for answering these questions can be found in Friedrich Engels’s nearly 150-year-old text, “On the Housing Question.” Image: Norra Sorgenfri in Malmö, Sweden — Editors

Gabriela Azevedo,
Allan M. Hillani

Black Feminist Marielle Franco’s Assassination Reveals the Banality of Death in Brazil

Summary: The assassination of Black feminist leader Marielle Franco, who was involved in both anti-capitalist and anti-racist politics, and who spoke out with uncommon force against the military occup…

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Summary: The assassination of Black feminist leader Marielle Franco, who was involved in both anti-capitalist and anti-racist politics, and who spoke out with uncommon force against the military occupation of the favelas of Rio, has touched off mass protests against Brazil’s increasingly authoritarian direction–Editors