Karel Ludenhoff

Karel Ludenhoff is an Amsterdam-based labor activist and a writer on Marx’s critique of political economy whose essays have appeared in Logos and other journals.

Articles From This Author

Kevin B. Anderson,
Peter Hudis,
Jens Johansson,
Karel Ludenhoff,
Lilia D. Monzó

Where to Begin? Growing Seeds of Liberation in a World Torn Asunder

Summary: What faces us in the post-COVID-19 world as we struggle to uproot capitalism and its malignant racism, sexism, heterosexism, and environmental destruction, both in theory and in practice. Aut…

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Italian Dockworkers Show Solidarity with Migrants

Summary: Genoa dockworkers stop weapons shipments and support migrants in the face of racist demagoguery from the far right — Editors

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The Struggle in France Goes On!

Yellow Vests and key trade unions unite in large demonstrations against neoliberal policies of Macron government. Poster states: “The Future Belongs to Those Who Struggle” — Editors

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Marx, Socialism, and Ecology

Summary: Discussion of the larger theoretical implications of Kohei Saito’s Karl Marx’s Ecosocialism: Capital, Nature, and the Unfinished Critique of Political Economy, Monthly Review Press, 2017. Fir…

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Austrian Labour and Anti-Fascist Activists React to New Xenophobic and Anti-Social Coalition Government

On Saturday, January 13, about 70,000 people took part in a mass demonstration in Vienna against the new coalition government consisting of the ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party) and the FPÖ (Austrian Free…

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Turmoil in German Politics after Bundestag Elections

Summary –German’s Bundestag elections show how neoliberal centrism paves the way for the rise of right-wing politics while failures on the left to develop alternatives to capitalist society have stifl…

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Karel Ludenhoff

In the Ocean of Crisis: Right-wing Populism and Awakening Fascism vs. Marxist-Humanism and Freedom

Summary: Examines right-wing populism and its similarities/differences with fascism, and the relationship of both to economic crisis, both today and in the writings of Trotsky, Grossmann, Sohn-Rethel,…

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Dutch Elections: Another Repudiation of Rightwing Populism

Summary: Dutch elections repudiate populist Right and show gains by anti-populist left-of-centre parties, with the exception of the social democrats, who were discredited by their neoliberal policies…

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Austria: A Clear Repudiation of Far Right

Summary: Austria’s presidential election showed a repudiation of the Far Right, of xenophobia, and of Islamophobia, as well as the duplicity of the mainstream Austrian People’s Party — Editors

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