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Noe Santillan

September 27, 2020 Length: 2947 words 0 comments

[Discussion Article] Social Movements and the Pandemic

This article develops on the changing landscape for social movements after the Covid-19 pandemic. It first appeared in New Horizon, May 2020 – Editors.

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Emergency Committee for Rojava

September 26, 2020 Length: 341 words 0 comments

The Raids Against the Opposition in Turkey Show Erdogan’s Weakness

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

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Rocio Lopez

September 20, 2020 Length: 798 words 0 comments

US Unemployment Catastrophe

Summary: Increasingly dire situation of unemployed in the US — Editors

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Chris Aquino

September 19, 2020 Length: 1084 words 0 comments

Demonstrating to Abolish School Police in Los Angeles

Summary: Los Angeles youth demonstration to abolish school police faces counterdemonstrators — Editors

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September 16, 2020 Length: 1650 words 1 comments

A Voice from India: Race, Caste and the Limits of Class Reductionism

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

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Kevin B. Anderson

September 15, 2020 Length: 5988 words 0 comments

What Is Socialism? Answers from a Humanist, Marxist Point of View

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

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Chris Aquino

September 15, 2020 Length: 1137 words 1 comments

Secretive Layoffs Undermine U.S. Census

Summary: Secretive layoffs of census enumerators undermines census count of people of color, immigrants, and to poor, to the advantage of Republicans and to the detriment of the census workers — Editors

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Jens Johansson

September 10, 2020 Length: 1901 words 0 comments

Toward the Unification of Theory and Practice in the International Marxist-Humanist Organization

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.

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Joint Statement by Iranian Organizations

September 7, 2020 Length: 922 words 0 comments

Freedom of political prisoners; revocation of death sentence; support for workers’ struggles

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.

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The International Marxist-Humanist Organization

August 28, 2020 Length: 277 words 0 comments

Support Postal Workers reinstalling letter-sorting machines!

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.

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Heather A. Brown

August 24, 2020 Length: 4128 words 2 comments

Ecology and Life in the Pandemic: Capital’s Treadmill of Growth and Destruction

Summary: Report to the July 2020 Interim Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, slightly updated — Editors

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Khalfani Malik Khaldun

August 23, 2020 Length: 2488 words 1 comments

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.

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Rhaysa Ruas

August 22, 2020 Length: 5873 words 1 comments

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

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Ndindi Kitonga

August 21, 2020 Length: 4770 words 1 comments

Battle of Ideas: Race, Class, Gender, and Revolution in Theory and in Practice

Summary: Report to the July 2020 Interim Convention of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, slightly updated — Editors

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Kieran Durkin

August 18, 2020 Length: 3141 words 1 comments

Erich Fromm and the Revolution of Hope

Summary: Marks the fortieth anniversary of the socialist humanist Erich Fromm’s death. First appeared in Jacobin, here https://www.jacobinmag.com/2020/08/erich-fromm-frankfurt-school-marxism-weimar-germany — Editors

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