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Peter Hudis

June 1, 2005 Length: 958 words

Iraq and the Idea of Freedom

Wadood Hamad is correct that many today are “stuck between two inadequate visions” — either apologizing for U.S. imperialist actions or “cheering any misguided ‘apparent’ resistance to imperialism.”…

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Peter Hudis

March 1, 2005 Length: 2179 words

Crossroads for Movement Against Global Capital

A report on the January 2005 World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil – Editors

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Peter Hudis

January 15, 2005 Length: 4819 words

Marxist-Humanism and the Struggle for a New Ecology

Capital’s drive for self-expansion is the foundation of the ecological crisis, this vs. those, even on left, who believe that capital can be controlled.  Even revolutionary Marxist thinkers like Istva…

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Peter Hudis

January 1, 2005 Length: 80 words

Rosa Luxemburg in China

The renewal of interest in Luxemburg especially characterised an important international conference in China on her ideas as a whole. Sponsored by the International Rosa Luxemburg Society, the Institu…

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Peter Hudis

January 1, 2005 Length: 2530 words

China as Global Factory Is Incubator of Future Revolt

China’s rapid economic development rests upon the expropriation of rural workers. Worker and peasant resistance is analyzed. At the same time, an international conference on Rosa Luxemburg in Guangzho…

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Peter Hudis

December 1, 2004 Length: 7 words

Marx Among the Muslims

Published in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism; Dec 2004; 15, 4 PDF

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Peter Hudis

November 1, 2004 Length: 2102 words

Resistance or Retrogression? The Battle of Ideas Over Iraq

The U.S. occupation of Iraq has turned into a quagmire of nightmarish proportions, with many now calling it the most serious setback for U.S. foreign policy since the Vietnam War. At the same time, so…

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Peter Hudis

October 1, 2004 Length: 963 words

Praxis, Cognition, and Revolution

An appreciation of the Czech Marxist Humanist Karel Kosik’s Dialectics of the Concrete, 40 years later – Editors

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Peter Hudis

August 1, 2004 Length: 969 words

September 11 Report Reflects Damage Control

An analysis of the September 11 Commission Report – Editors

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Peter Hudis

June 1, 2004 Length: 1595 words

Rule of New Torturers in Iraq

An analysis of the revelations of the torture of prisoners by US guards at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and its implications for the region – Editors

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Peter Hudis

May 1, 2004 Length: 2828 words

The Two-Fold Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

An assessment of Rosa Luxemburg’s life and work on the occasion of the publication of the Rosa Luxemburg Reader.  Among Luxemburg’s concepts discussed are socialist democracy, her critique of Lenin, a…

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Peter Hudis

January 1, 2004 Length: 38 words

The Death of the Death of the Subject (On Postone)

The movement born from the protest against the World Trade Organisation in Seattle in 1999 has placed new importance on reconstituting a Marxian critique of oppression and alienation that goes beyond…

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Peter Hudis

November 1, 2003 Length: 2797 words

What Is New in Today’s Imperialism?

The new form of imperialism eschews direct territorial control and is driven by the tendential decline in the rate of profit.  More than oil, current US imperialism’s militarization creates an image o…

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Peter Hudis

May 1, 2003 Length: 2109 words

Hegel’s Absolutes and the Crisis of Marxism

A discussion of Hegel’s concept of absolute negativity as ground for Marxist dialectics, in light of the work of Gillian Rose and especially Raya Dunayevskaya, as well as the differing forms of the di…

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Peter Hudis

January 1, 2003 Length: 2466 words

Rethinking the Idea of Revolution (on Holloway)

Of the many issues facing the effort to rethink the idea of revolution today, few are more vexing than that of state power. Does social revolution center on the political seizure of state power? If it…

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