News & Letters, Vol. 55, No. 5
Raya Dunayevskaya Centenary Year 1910 - 2010
September - October 2010
A wave of strikes in China that began in mid-May in auto and continued through the summer is challenging the foundations of China's world-leading production system. Workers striking key auto suppliers, beginning with the walkout at the Nanhai Honda axle plant in the industrial city of Foshan in Guangdong province, repeatedly halted production ... --and have raised the demand for independent unions.
Capital on strike
Today capital is on strike even as it wages a two-pronged war against workers: automation and forcing cuts in living standards. In the U.S., ... capitalists have refused to invest in the real economy ever since the finance crisis revealed an insufficient rate of profit.
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From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya
Dialectics of revolution: American roots and world Humanist concepts, Part I
For the centenary of Raya Dunayevskaya's birth, we present excerpts from her March 21, 1985, lecture at the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, at the opening of a three-month exhibition of the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection (RDC).
"The concept of having theory and practice together dictated our refusal to put theoretical articles only in a theoretical journal. Our point was that the intellectuals should not only read, but write for, a workers' newspaper like News & Letters; that is, that intellectuals would talk to a working-class audience which has a great deal to contribute to the intellectual if the intellectual knows how to listen to the new voices from below. The goal became the new principle of combining workers and intellectuals...."
Dunayevskaya's thought alive in Latin America
Mexican feminist meets Raya
From La Jornada
A Marxist-Humanist view from Colombia
World in View
New York mosque battles: history's underworld
...In New York on Aug. 22 a white mob surrounded and threatened a Black construction worker they believed to be a Muslim (he happened not to be one) as part of their campaign against the so-called "Ground Zero Mosque."
Voices from the inside out
The Prison Industrial Complex (PrInCom) patronizes the communities they once terrorized with fear-mongering, by instituting programs of "social rehabilitation." Several recent studies have suggested that mandated institutional rehabilitative programs may actually increase rather than deter criminality.
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