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Revolutionary Black Struggles and Ideas in Two New Marxist-Humanist Publications
DIALECTICS OF BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLES: RACE, PHILOSOPHY AND THE NEEDED AMERICAN REVOLUTION
A new statement by Marxist-Humanists in the U.S. grapples with the Black opposition to imperialist war, the Civil Rights Movement and the limits of political emancipation, the new challenges posed by globalized capital, the prison-industrial complex, and the self-determination of the idea of freedom in African-American struggles
Next month: 40th anniversary edition of AMERICAN CIVILIZATION ON TRIAL: BLACK MASSES AS VANGUARD
As hard as the Right is trying to win the minds and hearts of India, much of the lived everyday reality of Indians escapes the narrow logic of their ideology. Everything from popular culture to ongoing struggles and organizing by the deepest and lowest sectors of Indian society show that, while the Right has made important inroads, they have not yet captured the imagination of India.
Economists are at a loss these days to explain what they see as a current rapid growth of the U.S. economy at the same time that there is such a "persistent stagnation" of the "job market." And while workers are hit hard by the "job-loss" economy, Bush is asking them to foot an additional $87 billion to occupy Iraq. Enter Marx's analysis of the tendential fall in the rate of profit.
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Marxist-Humanist
Blood was on the hands of the U.S. when the popularly elected socialist president of Chile, Salvador Allende, was overthrown and murdered in Chile on Sept. 11, 1973, and replaced by Gen. Pinochet. A statement by Dunayevskaya recounted the strides of the Chilean masses up to that point, yet cautioned against any revolution that avoids defending itself.
In the green highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, 15,000 Zapatistas and representatives of Mexican and international civil society gathered in the autonomous community of Oventic, Aug. 8-10. Ski-masked Zapatista leaders announced a dramatic new stage in the struggle for indigenous autonomy and against neoliberal reforms that threaten the very existence of rural Mexico.
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