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Summary: Presentation to Open University of the Left, Chicago, April 18, 2015. Covers Marx on the alternative to capitalism, worker cooperatives, and overcoming value production, with discussion from the floor (118 minutes) – Editors
The West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization held a well-attended Nowruz (Persian New Year) celebration that combined enjoyment of food and drink by our members and friends, as well as speeches on Yemen, ecology and the new society, and Marx’s concept of communism/free association. It also featured Iranian-Latin Fusion Music/World Music by “Mansoor and Friends” – Editors
Socialist humanist ideas were broadly championed by key thinkers in the mid-20th century, like E.P. Thompson, Fanon, Marcuse, and Fromm, but have now disappeared seemingly without a trace. Barbara Epstein and Kevin Anderson explore socialist humanism’s rise and fall, in part as postmodernism took center stage as an ideological current. They argue that the left is not better off without it.
Talk by Peter Hudis on his book, Marx’s Concept of the Alternative to Capitalism, at the Institute for Workers’ Education, Turbarjeva House of Literature, Ljubljana, Slovenia, with discussion by participants from several countries in the Balkans (2 hrs.) — Editors
IMHO member Kevin Anderson spoke at Black Coffee Coop in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood on Monday Oct. 28th, 2013. His lecture, entitled, “Casting a Critical Eye on Foucault’s Concept of Resistance, in Light of Marcuse and Marx,” was presented by the West Coast Chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization and the Commoners’ Club, and attracted an audience of over thirty workers and activists.
Peter Hudis is interviewed by Sasha Lilley on “Against the Grain,” KPFA-FM (Pacifica Radio), San Francisco on the ideas and legacy of revolutionary thinker and leader Rosa Luxemburg. Based upon the Letters of Rosa Luxemburg (2011), edited by Hudis, Laschitza, and Adler. 1 hour — Editors