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Summary: The pro-Syria revolution left walked out of Green Party leader Ajamu Baraka’s speech at the Left Forum in New York, due to his longstanding support of the murderous Assad regime. First appeared in Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice (CPRSJ), here https://cprsj.wordpress.com/2018/06/19/walkout-at-the-left-forum-against-ajamu-barakas-assad-apologism/ — Editors
Summary: Douglas Lain of Zero Books on what he takes to have been the highlights of Left Forum 2018. Marxist-Humanism features prominently, with Peter Hudis’s theorization of Marx’s concept of labor contrasted to that of the late Moishe Postone –Editors
Summary: Panel discussion at the Orange County (LA area) Anarchist Book Fair, with two anarchists and one Marxist-Humanist — Editors
Summary: Capitalism appears to many to be a failed system. We’re also told that the alternative posed by Karl Marx is similarly bankrupt. As against the experience of the Soviet Union and China, Peter Hudis argues that freedom — including from a repressive state apparatus — was central to Marx’s concept of life after capitalism. Sasha Lilley interview with Peter Hudis on “Against the Grain,” KPFK-FM, Pacifica Radio (1 hr) — Editors
Summary: From plenary panel at Left Forum, New York, on “Rosa Luxemburg: Reform or Revolution?” that also featured Chris Hedges and Richard Wolff, and moderated by Laura Flanders (20 mins.)Â — Editors
Summary: This lecture by Hudis on his 2015 book, Frantz Fanon, Philosopher of the Barricades, was presented to a March 13, 2016 meeting of the Los Angeles chapter of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization at the Westside Peace Center (60 minutes), here: part 1 of 2 and part 2 of 2 — Editors
Summary: Kate Evans, co-author (with Paul Buhle) of Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography; Peter Hudis, General Editor of Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg; and Mirjam Zadoff of Indiana University — in conversation on March 8 2016 (International Women’s Day) on Doug Storm’s “Interchange” on radiofreeamerica (WFHB radio), Bloomington, Indiana (60 mins.), HERE — Editors.
Summary: Conversation about Peter Hudis’s new book, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades, hosted by Doug Storm on “Interchange,” a program on WHFB, Bloomington (Indiana) Community Radio (1 hr.) — Editors
Summary: — In November 2015, the student organization Decolonizing Our Minds at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, brought out several hundred youth to a discussion by Selim Nadi, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Peter Hudis of the latter’s new book, Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades (Peter’s presentation starts 39 minutes in) — Editors
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