News & Letters,
April - May 2009
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2009-2010
Crisis compels a return to Marx
We are publishing our Draft Perspectives Thesis. We do it because our age is in such total crisis, facing a choice between absolute terror or absolute freedom, that a revolutionary organization can no longer allow any separation between theory and practice, philosophy and revolution, workers and intellectuals, "inside" and "outside." We ask you to join in the discussion of these Perspectives.
From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya
On the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution:
Revolution and counter-revolution
This is one of a series of Political-Philosophic Letters written by Raya Dunayevskaya during and after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Translated into Farsi and distributed by Iranian revolutionaries, Part I appears here and Part II will appear in the June-July News & Letters.
Nationwide protests against endless wars
Thousands marched through many U.S. cities calling for an end to the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza on the sixth anniversary of the Iraq war.
Fighting racism at Commercial Forged
Mr. Tobious, former Plant Manager, made a hangman's noose and held it up to Mr. Dortch, our shop griever for over nine years, in the lunchroom, stating, "This is what I used to do when I lived in Mississippi."
No halfway opposition to DOMA!
On March 2, some married, same-sex couples in Massachusetts filed suit against the federal government to overturn DOMA, the notorious "Defense of Marriage Act" passed by the Clinton Administration. Unfortunately, this is yet another example of the failure of the Queer movement to challenge injustice at its root.
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