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Arvind Ghosh

December 24, 2018 Length: 1771 words 0 comments

The Blasts at the Pulgaon Ammunition Depot in India

Summary: A fact-finding team from Nagpur comprising of Prakash Raut, Prakash Sahare, Ranjit Singh and Arvind Ghosh (all social activists) visited Pulgaon in Wardha District, Maharashtra on December 5, 2018 to inquire about the blast at Pulgaon Ammunition Depot on November 20, in which five contract workers and one permanent worker from Jabalpur Ordnance factory were killed and ten injured (of which two are reported to be in critical condition). This report is based on the statements of villagers and workers whom the fact-finding team met with at Sonegaon village at Pulgaon. Their names have been kept anonymous — Editors

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Peter Hudis

December 24, 2018 Length: 1483 words 0 comments

Race, Recognition, and Revolution: The Debate on “Identity Politics”

Summary: These comments made at a plenary on “The Politics of Identity” at the Historical Materialism Conference in London in November 2018 explores the contentious issue of race, class and identity politics through the lens of some of the recently-published psychiatric writing of Frantz Fanon – Editors

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Kevin B. Anderson

December 23, 2018 2 comments

Marx on Nationalism, Class, and Revolution

Summary: Challenges notion that Marx dismissed or ignored nationalism by examining the Communist Manifesto and his writing on Poland and Ireland, which go far beyond solely economic considerations. Written for Oxford Handbook of Karl Marx, ed. Matt Vidal et al. First appeared in escholarship at UC-Santa Barbara — Editors

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Javier Sethness

December 21, 2018 0 comments

Trump’s Pullout and Turkey’s Threat to Rojava

Summary: Written as part of a call for an emergency demonstration in Los Angeles to support the Syrian Kurds First appeared in Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice — Editors

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Ali Kiani

December 12, 2018 Length: 576 words 0 comments

Follow-Up on Report of Sugar Workers Strike in Iran

Summary: Workers at Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane factory, women and men, gain support from other working people for their strike — Editors

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#AllAgainstFascism,
#AllAgainstRacism

December 6, 2018 Length: 627 words 1 comments

A Day of Action Against Fascism and Racism

Summary: The International Marxist-Humanist Organization has endorsed this Day of Action — Editors

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Correspondent; Iran

December 5, 2018 Length: 449 words 0 comments

From Inside Iran: Repression of Sugar Cane Workers After Attempted Occupation

Summary: Appeal on behalf of labor activists and a journalist who have undergone prison and torture after workers staged a militant strike at a Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane facility in southern Iran — Editors

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Peter Hudis

December 2, 2018 2 comments

Non-linear Pathways to Social Transformation: Rosa Luxemburg and the Post-Colonial Condition

Summary: Rosa Luxemburg carried an intense study of pre-capitalist societies, partly to trace out the content of an alternative socialist society, thus challenging the orthodox Marxist notion of progress and modernity — Editors

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Javier Sethness

December 1, 2018 0 comments

[Discussion Article] What Were Stalin’s Real Crimes? Critique of “A Marxist-Leninist Perspective” on Stalin

Summary: Response to October 18, 2018  interview on “Revolutionary Left Radio” with Justin and Jeremy from the “Proles of the Round Table” and hosted by Breht  Ó Séaghdha, where Stalin was openly defended by supposed revolutionaries. Sethness’s three-part response first appeared on the website of Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice, in November 2018, Part I, Part II, and Part III.

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Raihan Ahmed,
Mark Jay

November 28, 2018 Length: 3484 words 0 comments

Free Shahidul Alam! Authoritarianism and Dissent in Bangladesh

Summary: The recent arrest of the internationally renowned activist and journalist Shahidul Alam in Bangladesh reveals the authoritarian character of the Bangladeshi government’s rule. In this article, Jay and Ahmed place the current situation in Bangladesh in its historical context and exposes its deep inner contradictions. — Editors

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David Black

November 22, 2018 Length: 4143 words 1 comments

Commemorating Helen Macfarlane (1818-60): Slavery, Abolitionism and the Roots of Scottish Marxism

Summary: A recent BBC television documentary, Slavery: Scotland’s Hidden Shame, calls to mind the writings of the Scottish Chartist, Helen Macfarlane – born 200 years ago. — Editors

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Kevin B. Anderson,
Chris Nineham

November 21, 2018 Length: 6 words 0 comments

[Audio] Marx & Colonialism

Summary: Chris Nineham interviews Kevin B. Anderson on race, colonialism and revolution, especially in Marx’s late writings. First appeared in Counterfire (22 minutes) — Editors

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Khalfani Malik Khaldun

November 16, 2018 Length: 4283 words 1 comments

Human and Civil Rights Complaint Against the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility

Summary: This “Political Press Release” by the New Afrikan political prisoner Khalfani Malik Khaldun is a call for action in support of his right to proper treatment and a fair trial. As someone victimized by the criminal injustice system for several decades and who has stood for the rights incarcerated people, we call on all our readers to support his cause by writing letters of support to the figures mentioned at the end of his letter as well as to Khaldun himself. — Editors

 

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Richard Abernethy

November 12, 2018 Length: 888 words 0 comments

Film Review: Peterloo

Summary: Two centuries after the event, a new film commemorates the Peterloo massacre of workers by British troops in Manchester, UK. – Editors.

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Lilia D. Monzó

October 27, 2018 Length: 1322 words 1 comments

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 with the working class and especially its most oppressed layers, who are often people of color — Editors

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