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In the United States of America, every independent workers’ movement was paralyzed as long as slavery disfigured a part of the republic. Labour in a white skin cannot emancipate itself where it is branded in a black skin.
– Karl Marx, Capital, Vol. 1
The new generation of activists involved in this year’s Movement for Black Lives has substantially deepened consciousness about police murder, anti-racism, inclusion, care of each other, and cognizance of the symbolic violence objectified in symbols, language, and statues. In concrete terms, this is a consciousness that points toward a more human and inclusive society.
Developing a notion of a viable alternative to capitalism is what the International Marxist-Humanist Organization has been devoted to since it was founded in 2009. It is the reason for the numerous publications, public forums, study groups, and organizational growth we have produced. We have maintained and developed our webzine, The International Marxist-Humanist, as a site of reflection and reportage on the movements for human emancipation and on the theoretical development of Marxism and of Marxist-Humanism for today. This year, we have gained new members in countries such as the U.S., Brazil, India, Canada, and New Zealand. Our books and articles have been translated into — and widely circulated in — Arabic, Portuguese, German, Turkish, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, and other languages. In the spring of 2021, our new translation into English of Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program will be published by PM Press, a work that can inspire clear and creative thinking about humanist alternatives to capitalism. In July, we held an online Convention, and in November an online mini-conference at which we analyzed contemporary social movements and theoretical debates in a global context, with speakers from Brazil, Kashmir, the U.S., and the U.K. By year’s end, we will publish the presentations from our Convention in book and e-book format. It will be entitled Marxist-Humanism in the Present Moment: Reflections on Theory and Practice in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.
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For a revolutionary New Year!
The International Marxist-Humanist Organization