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David Black

November 22, 2018 Length: 4143 words

Commemorating Helen Macfarlane (1818-60): Slavery, Abolitionism and the Roots of Scottish Marxism

Summary: A recent BBC television documentary, Slavery: Scotland’s Hidden Shame, calls to mind the writings of the Scottish Chartist, Helen Macfarlane – born 200 years ago. — Editors

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Kevin B. Anderson,
Chris Nineham

November 21, 2018 Length: 6 words

[audio] Marx & Colonialism

Summary: Chris Nineham interviews Kevin B. Anderson on race, colonialism and revolution, especially in Marx’s late writings. First appeared in Counterfire (22 minutes) — Editors

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Khalfani Malik Khaldun

November 16, 2018 Length: 4283 words

Human and Civil Rights Complaint Against the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

Summary: This “Political Press Release” by the New Afrikan political prisoner Khalfani Malik Khaldun is a call for action in support of his right to proper treatment and a fair trial. As someone victimized by the criminal injustice system for several decades and who has stood for the rights incarcerated people, we call on all our readers to support his cause by writing letters of support to the figures mentioned at the end of his letter as well as to Khaldun himself. — Editors

 

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Richard Abernethy

November 12, 2018 Length: 888 words

Film Review: Peterloo

Summary: Two centuries after the event, a new film commemorates the Peterloo massacre of workers by British troops in Manchester, UK. – Editors.

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Lilia D. Monzó

October 27, 2018 Length: 1322 words

The Dialectic in Marxism and Freedom for Today: The Unity of Theory and Practice and the Movement of Today’s Concrete Struggles

Summary: Marx’s dialectical humanism grounds itself in workers as thinking, revolutionary subjects, and calls upon intellectuals to break with their elitism. They need to develop theory in dialogue with the working class and especially its most oppressed layers, who are often people of color — Editors

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Mariah Brennan Clegg

October 25, 2018 Length: 732 words

Speech in Support of Campus Workers Strike

Summary: Delivered to a rally of campus workers and their supporters at University of California, Santa Barbara – Editors

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Heather A. Brown

October 22, 2018 Length: 1750 words

Ford Takes on Kavanaugh Amid the Revolutionary Ferment of the #MeToo Movement – With a New Postscript

Summary: First published on September 30, now with a postscript about the consequences of Kavanaugh’s confirmation — Editors

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Seamus Connolly

October 21, 2018 Length: 2444 words

Marxism and Freedom: Dunayevskaya’s Contributions to Marxism and Liberation

Summary: Examines the book’s underlying humanism and critique of totalitarianism, sixty years later — Editors

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Rocio Lopez

October 13, 2018 Length: 408 words

Solidarity with the Nicaraguan People Against the Ortega Regime

Summary: Calls on US and international left to support the uprising against the increasingly reactionary, repressive, and misogynist Ortega regime. First appeared on September 16, 2018 on the website of the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice. First published by IMHO on September 23, 2018. With an addition to the last paragraph, it was approved by a membership vote on October 13, 2018 as a Statement of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization — Editors

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Mark Carroll

October 12, 2018 Length: 795 words

Movements for Justice continue in Chicago as Officer Van Dyke Found Guilty

Reflections on racial inequalities and the meaning of the conviction of police officer Jason Van Dyke.

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Sam Friedman

October 6, 2018 Length: 86 words

The Crisis—October 6, 2018

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Kevin B. Anderson

October 6, 2018 Length: 6945 words

Marx at 200: Beyond Capital and Class Alone

Summary: As we view Marx on his 200th anniversary, it is important to see both his brilliant generalizations about capitalist society and the very concrete ways in which he examined not only class, but also gender, race, and colonialism, and what today would be called the intersectionality of all of these.  First appeared in Economic & Political Weekly (Kolkata, India), Oct. 6, 2018  — Editors

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Peter McLaren

September 29, 2018 Length: 3452 words

Traveling with Joel

Summary: On the life and work of one of the founding figures of eco-socialism, Joel Kovel, who was a socialist humanist, a psychoanalytic Marxist, and so much more. First published in Capitalism Nature Socialism vol. 29, No. 3, 2018 — Editors

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Karel Ludenhoff

September 24, 2018 Length: 11140 words

Marx, Socialism, and Ecology

Summary: Discussion of the larger theoretical implications of Kohei Saito’s Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy, Monthly Review Press, 2017. First appeared in Logos 17:2 (Fall 2018) –Editors

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