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Gabriela Azevedo,
Allan M. Hillani

March 20, 2018 Length: 1416 words

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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Rocio Lopez

March 19, 2018 Length: 825 words

International Women’s Day 2018: “If We Stop, the World Stops”

Summary:  This year’s International Women’s Day marches and strikes exemplified a powerful year of change around the world, especially in Spain — Editors

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Red and Black History Campaign,
Forward Foundation and the Red

March 18, 2018 Length: 13 words

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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Stephan Hammel

March 14, 2018

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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Dan Beltaigne

March 6, 2018 Length: 1300 words

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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Kevin B. Anderson

March 2, 2018 Length: 3088 words

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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Zachary Medeiros

March 1, 2018 Length: 177 words

For the People of Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Summary: Call for solidarity with those targeted by the Assad regime and its allies Iran and Russia, especially on the part of those on the left who have supported the Afrin Kurds against Turkey’s att…

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Stephan Hammel

February 28, 2018 Length: 120 words

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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Peter Hudis,
Lalan Kishor Singh

February 7, 2018 Length: 3267 words

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

Summary: 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…

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Rhaysa Ruas

February 2, 2018 Length: 1208 words

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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Dana Naomi Mills

January 30, 2018 Length: 975 words

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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Ali Kiani

January 26, 2018 Length: 657 words

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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Ali Reza

January 25, 2018 Length: 785 words

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.

January 21, 2018 Length: 921 words

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)

January 21, 2018

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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