Marxist-Humanism in the Present Moment: Reflections on Theory and Practice in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Uprisings

Editor(s): Kristopher Baumgartner, Jens Johansson
Release Date: May 21, 2021
Publisher: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
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About the book

In the summer of 2020, the International Marxist-Humanist Organization held its convention with the aim to develop an alternative to capitalism. Grounded in the unique philosophy and practice of Marxist-Humanism, its international members gathered to discuss race, class, gender, environmental destruction and revolution in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter uprisings. Collected in this book are those reports from a diverse group of revolutionaries and activists edited for print. By taking on the challenge of redeveloping Marxism for our age, the contributors provide a seed for a new beginning. A project all are invited to participate in.

Foreword 1. Where to Begin? Growing Seeds of Liberation in a World Torn Asunder By the Steering Committee of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization 2. The Seeds of Revolution Have Sprouted: What is Now to be Done? By Peter Hudis 3. COVID-19 and Resistance in Brazil: Life-Making, Memory, and Challenges in Seeding an Alternative Future By Rhaysa Ruas 4. Battle of Ideas: Race, Class, Gender, and Revolution in Theory and in Practice By Ndindi Kitonga 5. Ecology and Life in the Pandemic: Capital’s Treadmill of Growth and Destruction By Heather A. Brown 6. Battle of Ideas: Responding to the New World of COVID-19, Economic Crisis, and Anti-Racist Uprisings By Kevin B. Anderson 7. Marxist-Humanism in the Heat of the Present By Seamus Connolly 8. Toward the Unification of Theory and Practice in the International Marxist-Humanist Organization By Jens Johansson