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Melisa Azad

August 12, 2010 Length: 897 words 0 comments

Immigrant Rights and the Politics of Hate: Report of a Demonstration

Students demonstrating for immigrant rights in Santa Barbara are confronted by open racism, leading to reflections on the dehumanization of capitalist society – Editors.

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David Black

July 27, 2010 Length: 1440 words 1 comments

‘Reification a Myth’ Shock (or What Gillian Rose Tells Us About Sohn-Rethel, Adorno and Ancient Greece)

Alfred Sohn-Rethel and George Thomson sought to locate the source of philosophical abstraction in the monetary exchange of Greek Antiquity. According to Gillian Rose’s critique of Frankfurt School Marxism, Sohn-Rethel (and Theodore Adorno) erred in discussing commodity fetishism outside its specifically capitalist form. They thus obfuscated Marx’s critique of capital, in which “necessary illusion arises out of productive activity.” – Editors

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Kaveh Boveiri

July 11, 2010 Length: 1032 words 2 comments

I Have a Pacemaker: Reflections on the G20 Toronto Protests

The protests at the G20 Summit in Toronto are related to the wider international struggle against capital – Editors.

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Yasmin Nair

June 6, 2010 Length: 4694 words 1 comments

What’s Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World

“You should know more about Islam.” I was at an anti-war event organized by my friend D., and was being admonished by a smug, white, almost-retired Marxist professor, the kind that’s all too common in the Rogers Park neighborhood, an area known for its vaunted progressive politics. He’d just been introduced to me, with my noticeably Muslim first name, and had promptly asked me to clarify some point about Islam. I’d told him I didn’t know, a response which drew the aforementioned words from him. I wanted to sear Mr. Marxist (henceforth to be known as Mr. M.) with angry barbs. D. and I both started to tell Mr. M that I’m an atheist, and I also wanted to turn the tables on him: How dare you, I wanted to say, assume anything about me, based on the color of my skin and my name? And even if I were Muslim, why should I know more about Islam? You’re white, so you must be, oh, a Protestant? But I didn’t, mostly because he was quite old, approaching 80 perhaps, and I was afraid of giving him a heart attack. And, I’ll admit, because I didn’t want to “make trouble” in what was partly a social setting.

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London Corresponding Committee

June 4, 2010 Length: 622 words 0 comments

We Are All Palestinians Now

“We are all Palestinians now.”  That was the chant by the mourners in Turkey as the bodies of the nine victims of Israeli shock troops were returned to Istanbul. It is our slogan today as well.

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Dale Parsons

June 1, 2010 Length: 1983 words 0 comments

A Deeper Look at Massey Coal Mine Deaths

Struggles against unsafe conditions and the pressure of global energy markets remind us of new directions inspired by class struggles in the mine fields.

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Batay Ouvriye

April 24, 2010 Length: 3858 words 0 comments

After the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake

As everyone knows, many, many persons have died or disappeared, many have lost limbs, many houses have been destroyed, and many have been left homeless. Many who were working lost their lives, many workers perished at work in their factories, street vendors, public sector employees, store employees, students, people in the streets and in popular neighborhoods… What a huge blow!

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Peter Hudis

April 24, 2010 Length: 3640 words 0 comments

The Obama Effect Undermines the Left

Interview by Simon Birnbaum with Peter Hudis and Kevin Anderson [Published in German as “Der Obama-Effekt untergräbt die Linke,” iz3w No. 317 (Freiburg, March-April 2010), pp. 33-35]

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Gautam Sen

April 11, 2010 Length: 5906 words 0 comments

Discussion: On the Horns of a Dilemma (on India)

The present essay has been written with the object of examining the ongoing war-like situation between the Indian State and the CPI (Maoist) [henceforth referred to as the ‘Maoists’]. We ought, therefore, to begin our discussion with a description of this war-like situation.

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Ba Karang

March 19, 2010 Length: 2576 words 0 comments

Africom and the USA’s Hidden Battle Front in Africa

What is the current meaning of “war against terror” for Africa? The true intention of America’s recent military interventions in the African continent (both covert and open) is nothing other than the expansion and consolidation of Western Capital.

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Committee in Solidarity with the People’s Struggle in Iran

March 4, 2010 Length: 221 words 0 comments

For Freedom & Democracy in Iran

Statement of the Committee in Solidarity with the People’s Struggle in Iran – Chicago

The regime of the Islamic Republic, fearing the eruption of mass protests and challenges to its existence, has again intensified its barbaric detentions, tortures and executions.

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The International Marxist-Humanist Organization

February 16, 2010 Length: 2200 words 0 comments

Support the People of Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Face of Imperialist War and Fundamentalist Retrogression!

As the U.S./NATO war and occupation enters its tenth year, the conflict in Afghanistan is in fact deepening. The long-suffering Afghan people have experienced war for most of the last 30 years, ever since the USSR invaded to prop up a pro-Russian regime and the U.S., Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia responded by supporting Islamist reactionaries.

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A Chinese Intellectual

January 28, 2010 Length: 1085 words 0 comments

Returning to Rosa Luxemburg: A Comment on Raya Dunayevskaya’s Concept of the Masses as Revolutionary Subject

In her books, Raya Dunayevskaya saw in the masses the spontaneity and self-movement of the revolutionary subject.

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January 1, 2010 Length: 532 words 0 comments

Stop the Deportation of Jean Montrevil!

During a regular ISAP check-in on Wednesday, Haitian community activist Jean Montrevil was detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in New York.

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Peter McLaren

December 29, 2009 Length: 238 words 0 comments

Resist Neocon Witchhunters!

Recently, our friend the radical educationist Peter McLaren has come under attack from the rightwing National Association of Scholars for his links to the thought of “Paolo Freire, Raya Dunayevskaya, and Che Guevara,” as can be seen in NAS’s Dec. 15 polemic against Marxist influences in schools of education and especially the Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies.

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