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Summary: These two related pieces are by a U.S. political prisoner who relates the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the need not to separate demands for defunding police from ending capital punishment and abolishing the prison system. You reach him at: Khalfani Khaldun, 874304, PO Box 1111 G-215, Carlisle, IN 47838
Summary: Indonesians strike against neoliberal law that would roll back labor and women’s rights as well as environmental protections — Editors
This article develops on the changing landscape for social movements after the Covid-19 pandemic. It first appeared in New Horizon, May 2020 – Editors.
Summary: Amid economic and political crisis, Turkish police crack down on pro-Kurdish HDP and the non-Kurdish opposition. First appeared on website of Emergency Committee for Rojava on September 26, 2020 https://www.defendrojava.org/news/the-raids-against-the-opposition-in-turkey-show-erdoans-weakness — Editors
Summary: Los Angeles youth demonstration to abolish school police faces counterdemonstrators — Editors
Summary: A report by an Indian factory worker on how the struggles against racism and attacks on immigrants call for developing a conception of socialism and communism that avoids the pitfall of twentieth century Marxism. It is translated from Hindi by Arvind Ghosh — Editors
Summary: Author’s last version, which appeared in print in Tikkun: A Jewish and Interfaith Prophetic Voice to Heal and Transform the World 35:1 (Spring/Summer), pp. 66-78. For information on the final version and articles by Peter Hudis and others in Tikkun magazine on “Re-envisioning Socialism,” please click here: https://newsstand.joomag.com/en/tikkun-spring-summer-2020-351/0146731001595450313
First appeared online on University of California’s escholarship site here: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5tf4m5vk — Editors
Summary: Discusses challenges, possibilities, and future aims for the IMHO as an organization. Adapted from an organizational report delivered to the 2020 Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization in July – Editors.
Summary: An urgent statement, signed by many Iranian groups in exile, in defense of political prisoners, some in danger of execution. We republish this in support and solidarity. – Editors.
Postal workers in Dallas, Texas, Tacoma and Wenatchee, Washington have reinstalled letter-sorting machines that have been dismantled over the past few months. As an organization we encourage civil society in the US, and national and international unions, to actively support the Postal Workers and their attempts to secure a democratic result in the upcoming Presidential Election.
Summary: Report to the July 2020 Interim Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, slightly updated — Editors
Why Prison Abolition? Why Now? Behavior Modification Control at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
Summary: This report by a longtime Black political prisoner in Indiana exposes the mental and physical mechanisms being used to try to prevent prisoners from uniting against their oppressors. It concludes with a brief auto-biographical sketch on why prison abolition is imperative.
COVID-19 and resistance in Brazil: life-making, memory, and challenges in seeding an alternative future
Summary: Report presented to the July 2020 Interim Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization. First appeared in New Politics Online, here: https://newpol.org/covid-19-and-resistance-in-brazil-life-making-memory-and-challenges-in-seeding-an-alternative-future/ — Editors