There is no better measure of the accomplishments and contradictions of the movements against global capital than the World Social Forum held in January in Porto Alegre, Brazil. An eyewitness report by Peter Hudis tells what happened in the liberatory space which nevertheless is struggling to clarify its purpose.
Despite the reactionary resistance which take the lives of
ordinary Iraqis and the oppressive U.S. occupation, the Iraqi people took a step
governing their own affairs in the January elections. Now more than ever is the
time to support the forces that can chart a new path in Iraq: the women,
national minorities, and workers.
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya
Raya Dunayevskaya was an early commentator on the newly
translated GRUNDRISSE by Karl Marx. Against the retreat on women's liberation by
Simone de Bouvoir and against Louis Althusser's reduction of Marxism to "overdetermination,"
the GRUNDRISSE shows a much different Marx who focused on the self-determination
of women, Asian masses, and ideas of liberation.
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution secured
citizenship for newly freed Blacks in 19th century U.S. It also secured the
country's financial obligations to the generation that fought to end slavery.
Is Bush and company willing to scuttle the constitution by ending the U.S.'s
obligations to retired workers?
Kalfani Malik Khaldun faces repression at the hands of
Indiana prison authorities. A narrative of abuses shows the lengths to which the
prison industrial complex will go to silence a voice of reason.
Woman as Reason
Woman as Reason: Rosa Luxemburg's feminist dimension
While there are many points of departure for view Luxemburg's life and work, one of the most contested claims is that Luxemburg embodied a feminist dimension. The new Rosa Luxemburg Reader, argues Terry Moon, reveals Luxemburg's conviction of the necessity of women's emancipation while showing the limitations of her time.
Celebrity trials in Los Angeles overshadow the other L.A.,
one of police abuses, a garrisoned Black community, and an urge by the people to
go beyond the limitations of civil society.
"The time is right to begin work in a new empirical
framework to relaunch Marx's original project and the purpose of his enquiry: to
discover the law of motion of the modern economy," argues a contributor to
a new book, reviewed by Tom More, on the core of Marx's Capital, his labor
theory of value.
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