The International Marxist-Humanist

For a Humanist Alternative to Capitalism

Afghanistan – Don’t Look Away: A Crisis for the Whole of Humanity

Summary: The defeat of the U.S. and the seizure of power by the Taliban mark a real turning point. This reveals both imperialism and fundamentalism as obstacles to human emancipation at a time when Afghan women are leading the resistance. First appeared in New Politics Online (https://newpol.org/afghanistan-dont-look-away-a-crisis-for-the-whole-of-humanity/) — Editors

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The Originality of Marx’s French Edition of Capital: An Historical Analysis

Summary: Using recently published correspondence, the 1872-75 French edition of Capital, Vol. I, for which Marx rewrote numerous passages, is shown to be the version he saw as the basis for all future editions. Engels’s preference for the previous German editions distorts the “standard” editions of the work to this day — Editors

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Dialectics over positivism for an intersectional Marxism

Review essay of Ashley J. Bohrer’s book “Marxism and Intersectionality,” and “Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism” edited by Kevin B. Anderson, Kieran Durkin & Heather A. Brown. Originally appeared in Dialectical Anthropology (April 2021), here: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10624-021-09625-6 — Editors

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Activism Made AIDS Treatment More Accessible — That’s What It’ll Take for COVID

Summary: In this interview, a leading AIDS researcher discusses why both AIDS and COVID have disproportionately hit poor people of color, and why people who rightfully mistrust pharmaceutical executives should still believe in the effectiveness of their vaccines. Copyright, Truthout and reprinted with permission. Originally appeared here https://truthout.org/articles/activism-made-aids-treatment-more-accessible-thats-what-itll-take-for-covid/ on June 13, 2021 — Editors

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Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxist Humanism and the Alternative to Capitalism

The Russian-born thinker Raya Dunayevskaya was an important and influential figure on the US radical left. At an early stage, she recognized the need to combine struggles against racism and capitalism — two oppressive structures that were intimately linked. Originally appeared in Jacobin Magazine, here: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/06/raya-dunayevskaya-marxist-humanism-anti-racism-capitalism-alienation

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Mini-Conference: Debating Raya Dunayevskaya’s Intersectional Marxism

Summary: Recordings of the three panels discussing various aspects of Raya Dunayevskaya’s intersectional Marxism. Presentations by Lewis Gordon, Barbara Epstein, Paul Mason, Kevin B. Anderson, and many more – Editors.

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Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya

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Draft Thesis: The Turning Point

The assessment of Goldwater in this draft thesis is referenced in the recent International Marxist-Humanist Organization article, Theoretical and Practical Perspectives for Overcoming Capitalism.

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Dunayevskaya Collection

We are linking to the online version of the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection, which makes her germinal writings more widely available than before. (Her books have long been on our Literature Pages.)

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