Lilia D. Monzó

Lilia D. Monzo uses Marxist-Humanist and decolonial approaches to confront capitalism and imperialism, racism, and the hyper-exploitation of women of color, while envisioning a socialist alternative. She is the author of A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity.

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Lilia D. Monzó

A dialética em Marxism and Freedom para hoje: a unidade da teoria e da prática e o atual movimento das lutas concretas

O humanismo dialético de Marx baseia-se nos trabalhadores como sujeitos revolucionários pensantes e conclama aos intelectuais para que rompam com seu elitismo. Eles precisam desenvolver a teoria em di…

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O humanismo dialético de Marx baseia-se nos trabalhadores como sujeitos revolucionários pensantes e conclama aos intelectuais para que rompam com seu elitismo. Eles precisam desenvolver a teoria em diálogo com a classe trabalhadora e especialmente com suas camadas mais oprimidas, que geralmente são pessoas de cor – Editores

Traduzido por Rhaysa Ruas

Kevin B. Anderson,
Ndindi Kitonga,
Lilia D. Monzó,
Valencia Rivera

LA Strike: Self-Mobilization of Teachers and Communities

The massive and partially victorious LA teachers’ strike showed a new teacher militancy, widespread community participation especially in Latinx neighborhoods, and new issues brought to the fore by th…

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The massive and partially victorious LA teachers’ strike showed a new teacher militancy, widespread community participation especially in Latinx neighborhoods, and new issues brought to the fore by this historic confrontation between labor and the power structure — EditorsBy Ndindi Kitonga; Lilia Monzo; Valencia Rivera; Kevin B. Anderson

Lilia D. Monzó

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 wi…

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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

Lilia D. Monzó

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 p…

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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

Lilia D. Monzó

White Supremacy, Hate, and Violence in Charlottesville – A Marxist Humanist Response

Summary: The events of Charlottesville evidence the racist and xenophobic hate of the alt-right but we must not forget that, although perhaps not hate-based, racism remains a structural feature of our…

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Summary: The events of Charlottesville evidence the racist and xenophobic hate of the alt-right but we must not forget that, although perhaps not hate-based, racism remains a structural feature of our capitalist society. The struggle against racism is also the struggle against capital — Editors

Lilia D. Monzó

Women and Revolution: Marx and the Dialectic

Summary: A class struggle that is anti-sexist, anti-racist, and against all forms of oppression is central to Marx’s philosophy of revolution and the development of a new humanism. The force and reaso…

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Summary: A class struggle that is anti-sexist, anti-racist, and against all forms of oppression is central to Marx’s philosophy of revolution and the development of a new humanism. The force and reason of women of color are especially crucial to this process. First appeared in Knowledge Cultures 4:6 (2016) — Editors

Lilia D. Monzó

Marx in the Age of Trump: Reaching Out to Communities of Color

Summary: Central to Marx’s philosophy of liberation is the struggle against ALL forms of oppression and exploitation, including racism, and sexism. Unfortunately, this call has been obscured by post-M…

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Summary: Central to Marx’s philosophy of liberation is the struggle against ALL forms of oppression and exploitation, including racism, and sexism. Unfortunately, this call has been obscured by post-Marx Marxists and other leftists, leading many feminists and intellectuals of color to embrace non-Marxist theories. This has robbed us of the unity crucial to any real revolution. — Editors