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In this January 2019 talk to an ongoing study group in Sheffield, UK (contact us for more info), Peter Hudis introduces Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom and takes up its importance for today – Editors
The following is an excerpt from Rosa Luxemburgo y la reinvención de la política. Una lectura desde América Latina, scheduled for publication on January 15th by Editorial El Colectivo and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (Argentina).
The piece was originally published here.
Translated by Nicolas Allen
“At the River I Stand” and the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike: Race, Class, and the Struggle for Dignity
Comments at a showing For Black History Month by the LA chapter, International Marxist-Humanist Organization, of “At the River I Stand,” a documentary on the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike. Photo by Ernest Withers of March 28 demonstration — Editors
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 — Editors
By Ndindi Kitonga; Lilia Monzo; Valencia Rivera; Kevin B. Anderson
We are publishing this article from Venezuelan socialists in order to stimulate discussion about how to oppose imperialist pressure/intervention against their country by the reactionary Trump administration and its allies. As revolutionaries, many of us based inside the imperialist countries, we need to direct most of our fire against Trump and other would-be interventionists. This is especially crucial given the administration’s outright threat of a U.S. military invasion of Venezuela and the sanctions it imposed on importing oil from Venezuela on January 29, which will have a devastating impact on lives of its people. This marks the most open and virulent effort on the part of the U.S. to violate the sovereignty of a Latin American nation in 30 years. At the same time, our opposition to imperialism is on a Marxist-Humanist basis. Therefore we also oppose the Maduro regime’s increasingly anti-democratic and autocratic policies, without in any way supporting the rightwing U.S.-backed opposition. We look forward to comments from our readers. Originally appeared on January 24, 2019 here — Editors
Review article on Marx at the Margins: On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies by Kevin Anderson that discusses the book in light of Marxism in India and globally. Originally appeared in Economic & Political Weekly (Mumbai, India), Vol. 54, No. 3, here — Editors
We Need to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg After 100 Years, January 1919-January 2019
Summary: Brief account of Luxemburg’s life and work in conjunction with workshop series in Los Angeles. First appeared in LA Progressive, Jan. 7, 2019. Image is of latest volume of her collected works in English –Editors
Summary: The French events have brought the scent of revolution into the air, to a level not seen in an industrially developed country since the near revolution of 1968. The class, racial, gender, and organizational contradictions of the movement are also discussed. First appeared in New Politics — Editors
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Summary: The separation of the laborer from the objective conditions of production has long been viewed as the cornerstone of capitalism. Nowhere is this disconnection more vividly illustrated than in today’s prison system, which is discussed in these two related essays by a longtime New Afrikan political prisoner — Editors
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
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