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Peter Hudis,
Burke Stanton

August 6, 2018 Length: 811 words

Chicago Protest to Shut Down Lake Shore Drive and March to Wrigley Field

Summary: August 2 march succeeds in a rare shutdown of Lake Shore Drive, as protestors from South Side bring grievances of the Black community into the affluent North Side, garnering national attention — Editors

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Rhaysa Ruas

August 6, 2018 Length: 4685 words

Brazil’s Racial Capitalism at a Turning Point: Rising Militarization after Two Decades of Workers’ Party Government

Summary: The far right is poised to take power as the cultural and political crisis deepens in Brazil, with increasing repression and militarization of society. This is seen in Marielle Franco’s assassination and Lula’s imprisonment as the left remains fragile after compromises with neoliberalism under Workers’ Party rule. Expanded version of a talk at panel, “Revitalizing Revolutionary Theory and Practice,” Loyola University Chicago, July 13, 2018. Photo credit: Tomaz Silvia, Agência Brasil — Editors

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Alireza Kia

August 5, 2018 Length: 1939 words

On Iran and the Middle East

Summary: On popular struggles inside Iran, the stakes in Israel and Palestine, and the responsibilities of Marxist-Humanists. Excerpted from a presentation to the Chicago Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization in July — Editors

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Kevin B. Anderson

August 4, 2018 Length: 4468 words

Marxism and Freedom after Sixty Years, for Yesterday and Today

Summary: Focuses on Dunayevkaya’s treatment of both the dialectics of revolution in Hegel, Marx, and Lenin and the “movement from practice that is itself a form of theory,” as seen in the Hungarian workers councils, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and labor’s fight against automation. Differences with Orwell, Arendt, and C.L.R. James are brought out. First appeared in New Politics (Summer 2018) — Editors

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Lilia D. Monzó

August 3, 2018 Length: 5580 words

Marxist-Humanist Perspectives on Race, Gender and Immigration

Summary: Current anti-immigrant sentiment and policies highlight the need to clarify our position as Marxist-Humanists on the dialectics of race and class. The courageous challenge to these policies presented among Women of Color demands that we think about extending Dunayevskaya’s concept of “Black Masses as Vanguard” in the US to the contexts of today — Editors

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Peter Hudis

July 31, 2018 Length: 1920 words

Why Humanism Matters in the Fight Against Capital

Summary: The dehumanization inherent in the US government’s tearing of migrant children from their families is rooted in the alienated logic of capital, which reduces creative to abstract labor. It is also connected to the young Marx’s notion that gender relations are the measure of our humanity. Presented at panel on “Revitalizing Revolutionary Theory and Practice,” Loyola University Chicago, July 13, 2018. A slightly different version appeared in New Politics Online — Editors

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Rocio Lopez,
Kevork Sassouni

July 28, 2018 Length: 1094 words

Road to Change: March for Our Lives & Black Lives Matter Town Hall

Summary:  Public meeting in South Central Los Angeles brings together youth activists from March for Our Lives and Black Lives Matter for discussion of different forms of violence affecting US youth and the need for a total change — Editors

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Richard Abernethy

July 17, 2018 Length: 908 words

Trump in Britain – Protests all the Way

Summary: Trump’s (un)diplomatic visit: uncertain relations between the United States, the United Kingdom and the European Union: and the biggest protests against a foreign leader in British history – Editors.

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Javier Sethness

July 17, 2018

The Fall of Der’aa: Assad’s Counter-Revolution Triumphant

Summary: The fall of Der’aa, the city where the Syrian revolution began, is a real tragedy for the forces of human liberation, as seen in this account by a member of the Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation. First appeared in Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice — Editors

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Kevin B. Anderson

July 14, 2018 Length: 5738 words

War, Imperialism, and Class Polarization on a Global Scale: From East Asia to the Middle East and from South Africa to Europe

Summary: Presented at the Chicago Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization; examines the N. Korea summit, Trump’s and the European far right, the Middle East, and the fate of 2 societies that underwent actual revolutions, South Africa and China. A slightly abbreviated version appeared in New Politics Online on July 20, 2018.

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Rocio Lopez

July 14, 2018 Length: 1746 words

Contradictions of the Latin American Left: Nicaragua, Venezuela, Mexico, and the PinkTide

Summary: Based upon a presentation to the Convention of International Marxist-Humanist Organization in Chicago, emphasizing current struggles in Nicaragua, Venezuela, the Mexican presidential election, and abortion rights — Editors

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Ndindi Kitonga

July 13, 2018 Length: 2365 words

Race, Capitalism, and Resistance in the United States

Summary: Based on a talk at the panel on “Revitalizing Revolutionary Theory and Practice,” Loyola University July 13, 2018, sponsored by Loyola University and the International Marxist-Humanist Organization — Editors

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Arvind Ghosh

July 10, 2018

When Marx Came Anew in Patna

Summary: Report of the international Marx bicentennial conference in Bihar, India. First appeared in Frontier — Editors

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J Turk

July 3, 2018 Length: 1574 words

The Supreme Court Joins Trump’s Plan for a Police State as Mass Protests Resist

Summary: Still another national mobilization – against seizures of refugee children and attacks on immigrant communities — has challenged Trump’s police state vision for America. At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court has certified the nativist, corporate, and misogynist policies of Trump and the Republican Party, which lays bare degenerate state-capitalism — Editors

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Rocio Lopez

June 29, 2018 Length: 1137 words

Free the Children!

Summary: On Trump regime’s kidnapping of 2342 refugee and migrant children and the resistance to this outrage — Editors

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