Special coverage of COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Watch this space for periodic additions. Latest: Pandemic as battlefield; COVID-19: A world-historic threat; El COVID-19 evidencia la crisis del capitalismo, muestra la urgencia de una nueva sociedad humana; COVID-19 Detroit dispatch.
The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic is a battle over how society will change, mirroring the battle over how to confront and adapt to the climate and extinction crisis. Strikes are erupting across the world.
What was new this International Women’s Day was larger marches, greater militancy of women participants, the new places where they took place, and the attacks against them which escalated significantly from previous years.
Más allá de la mayor o menor eficacia de la respuesta de uno u otro gobierno ante la pandemia, es el capitalismo en su conjunto el que muestra su incapacidad para darle solución a los problemas que amenazan la vida humana.
Review-essay (longer version) on the book ‘Syria After the Uprisings: The Political Economy of State Resilience’ by Joseph Daher. With a combination of ruthless criticism and consistent solidarity, the author situates the Assad regime and Syria’s three counter-revolutions into a broader trend of global neoliberalism.
Most Detroiters are adjusting to new habits of sanitation and social distancing required because of the coronavirus, but the response of city government has been mixed.
Lead: Women’s movements reach for new global stage; Editorial: Trump after impeachment; COVID-19: A world-historic threat; Voices from the inside out: On becoming human; From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: African revolutions at the crossroads; Essay: Ecosocialism and post-Marx Marxism; Copper miners strike; Torture of immigrants in the U.S.; World in view: France, Ireland & the ‘idea of Europe’; Review: ‘Syria after the Uprisings’; more…
Participant report of women’s strike in Mexico City, March 9, 2020.
POSTPONED: Official Call for national gathering of News and Letters Committees to work out Marxist-Humanist perspectives for 2020-2021
Los diálogos revolucionarios de los zapatistas y el CNI: ¿Cuál es el desafío para nosotr@s? * Voces del Foro en Defensa del Territorio y la Madre Tierra * ENSAYO: El Foro en Defensa de la Madre Tierra, la unidad de las luchas desde una perspectiva dialéctica y ¿qué sigue ahora? * Crónicas de dos asistentes al Segundo Encuentro Internacional de Mujeres que Luchan * De los escritos de Raya Dunayevskaya: Notas preliminares sobre la Ciencia de la lógica de Hegel * Además, textos sobre los megaincendios en Australia; la huelga en las maquilas de Chihuahua, Durango y Zacatecas; la rebelión continua en Hong Kong y varios más…
A changed world spurs wars and decimates the earth: • Lead: Australia’s megafires lay bare capitalism’s climate death march, • Editorial: The death of counter-revolutionary Qassem Soleimani; World in View: Revolution and genocide in Idlib, Syria; From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Crises of retrogressive Changed World; Voices from the inside out: A ‘free world’ view; Rebellion in Hong Kong spreads; Woman as Reason: Anti-femicide goes global; Google and Amazon workers rebel; Essay: Revolution in Permanence, Trotsky, Marx, Dunayevskaya; The fall of Evo Morales; Whither Bolivia?; Mass protests challenge India’s Modi; World in View: Reactionary Brexit; more…
The spread of the coronavirus cannot be viewed in isolation from the corruption of China’s state-capitalism and the danger the virus poses especially to the poor, homeless and refugees.
An Editorial in News & Letters taking up who General Qassem Soleimani was, what he did in aiding counter-revolution in the Middle East, and ramifications of his death.
Reseña publicada en La Jornada Semanal del libro La filosofía de la revolución en permanencia de Marx en nuestros días, Escritos selectos de Raya Dunayevskaya.
News & Letters interviews some of the Global Climate Strike participants.
On Dec. 16, 4,000 mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente HMO in Oakland went on a five-day strike, calling attention to a serious lack of resources to provide timely care.
Con artículos sobre a) las rebeliones continuas en América Latina; b) el Segundo Encuentro zapatista de Mujeres que Luchan;
c) editorial: Bolivia bajo la extrema derecha, y d) una sección especial sobre mujeres.
Participant report of the Dec. 6, 2019, climate strike in Chicago, part of global climate strike.
Important human forces in Bolivia are strongly opposing the threat of a developing fascism, and at the same time have not shied away from criticizing the contradictions of Evo Morales’s rule.
Lead article: GM strikers fight capital’s drive to impoverish workers; Editorial: The Arab Spring is ongoing; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya–Urgently needed in a time of political crisis: Philosophy and revolution as process; Essay: Black August, from 1971 to 2011-13; Voices from the inside out: Generations in jail; Kurds in U.S protest Trump’s betrayal; Voices of young and old from the Global Climate Strike; L.A. plans gains for rideshare drivers; World in View: Ecuadorians resist austerity, repression; Sexism, racism and incarceration in Brazil; Frightening refineries; Greta Thunberg: No One Is Too Small; More…
It is more important than ever to free Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa, one of the four main representatives in the historic 2011-13 hunger strikes initiated in Pelican Bay prison’s Security Housing Unit, from prison as in early November 2019 he suffered a stroke.
Dice Praxis en América Latina:
Incluye textos sobre
- a) Los nuevos caracoles zapatistas
- b) La huelga climática global, socialismo y ecología
- c) Dos encuentros de mujeres
- d) Egipto, Kashmir y Hong Kong
Entre muchos textos más.
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News & Letters interviews some of the Global Climate Strike participants.
Participant report on the Sept. 20, 2019, Global Climate Strike event in Chicago.
(See printable pdf brochure here.)
As crises shake the world, it is clear that we are living in a dangerous time. Vibrant movements have arisen to challenge the destructive path that powerful rulers like Donald Trump, Valdimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, Bashar al-Assad, Ali Khamenei, etc., are trying to force on us all. The challenge [=>]
Ex-prisoner Faruq takes up the revolutionary history of Black August Memorial and relates it to his life and the historic Pelican Bay Hunger Strike.
Lead article: Hong Kong masses fight rulers’ grab for power; Editorial: Supremacists are ‘coming for you!’; Editorial: Kashmir in our changed world; Help ‘News & Letters’ survive and thrive; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Permanent revolution and the dialectic; Voices from the Inside Out: Promises broken; Women as Reason: Women, terrorism and misogyny; Essay: Socialism and ecology; World in View: Puerto Ricans stand up for dignity; Letter from Mexico: Chiapas Indigenous join Zapatistas; Iran workers jailed; Mexican and U.S. teachers’ dialogue; More…
Today, the Sudanese military and civil opposition are signing a political agreement — meanwhile the revolution is carried forth by grassroots neighborhood councils and labor organizations.
Syriza’s defeat illustrates the inevitable devolution of those who want to achieve revolutionary changes without a revolution.
When someone is arrested again and sent back to prison after being released, it is known as recidivism, and is a huge problem. This article is part of the discussion.
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans toppled the governor, through the unity of spontaneity and self-organization—of mass activity in unity with thinking over years.
Message in solidarity with the annual international antiwar assembly, stressing the full development of proletarian internationalism.
“We’ll be coming for you” begins with the immigrants of color but will not end there.
Over 30 Lyft drivers and their supporters rallied at the Lyft office in Los Angeles for their labor rights and to reverse pay cuts forced by the company.
Moroccan medical students boycott their exams; boys in a New Zealand rugby team’s solidarity for the team’s one girl; and a high school senior makes a documentary film about the protest against a U.S. Navy base on Okinawa.
We share this important view from Mohammed Elnaiem from Sudan. “In fact, this sham agreement between the Transitional Military Council and the FFC happened as if the past few months didn’t even occur. As if the dozens of martyrs since the deadlock in May, had not fallen. …”
Lead article: Demanding a future, youth lead fight for climate justice; From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: China’s youth revolt vs. Mao’s legacy; Editorial: Stop Assad’s genocide in Syria!; Editorial: Freedom=control of our own bodies; Voices from the Inside Out: What is freedom?; All power to the Sudanese revolutionaries!; Essay: What is socialism? Socialism and Women’s Liberation; Amazon workers organize cross-border solidarity; World in View: A tale of two democracies in crisis; Trumpism aims to bleach the census; The truth of the ‘Woolsey Fire’; Millions in Hong Kong challenge Xi’s ambitions; More…
The new July-August issue of News & Letters continues our coverage of the world’s polarization into two opposite directions. The lead article takes up the climate crisis under the headline, “Demanding a future, youth lead fight for climate justice.” Meanwhile, two editorials delve into the meaning of Assad’s genocidal counter-revolution in Syria and of the [=>]
Call to Action in solidarity with Sudan’s revolution
Dice Praxis en América Latina:
Buenas tardes, compañer@s:
Como archivo adjunto, el nuevo número (junio-julio 2019) de Praxis en América Latina, el cual incluye, entre otros artículos:
1) “2019, ¿un nuevo amanecer laboral en México?” (pp. 1-2) en torno a todos los movimientos de trabajadores que ha habido en esta primera mitad del año. ¿Hacia dónde van? ¿Cómo [=>]
Solidarity is needed with Central Americans seeking refuge and targeted by criminal policies of the Trump administration, with Mexico’s president knuckling under to Trump’s pressure.
This is a video from our comrade Mohammed Elnaiem who is on the ground in Sudan.
Posted by Mohammed Elnaiem on Sunday, June 2, 2019
“Woman as Reason” columnist Terry Moon writes about the state of abortion rights in the U.S. in light of the draconian attacks against it and relates women’s struggle to control their bodies to the thingification of women, the poor response of the U.S. left, Karl Marx’s devastating critique of capitalism, and what revolution must come to mean.
We mourn the passing of a great revolutionary, Karol Modzelewski, one of the leaders of Solidarity in Poland when it was a mass organization of workers against the state.
Support Maati Monjib, publisher of the Arabic edition of Raya Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom, who is under attack by the Moroccan state again!
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2019-2020–Humanity’s choice: Freedom and revolution or fascism, war and genocide; From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: The economy and dialectics of liberation; Woman as Reason: Algerian women at the forefront; Uber and Lyft drivers strike against pay cuts; Essay: What is socialism? Socialism, labor, and the Black demension; World in View: The genius of the Sudanese revolution; Voices From the Inside Out: Served the time but kept in prison; Handicap This!: Nursing home blues; Stop HB6: Ohio nuke industry bailout!; Letter from Mexico: Remembering Emiliano Zapata; World in View: European Union elections: mixed signals; More…
Two opposite directions for humanity are making themselves apparent: one, the massive actions from below demanding a social transformation radical enough to achieve serious climate action, from the Youth Climate Strikes to the Extinction Rebellion; two, the series of terroristic massacres that would drag the world in a reactionary, suicidal direction, from New Zealand to [=>]
South African shackdwellers state: “We believe that there is only one human race and that the borders created by colonial rule should be irrelevant to our project to build solidarity among the oppressed and to ensure that South Africa belongs to all who live in it.”
Ex-Lyft driver reports on the strike of Uber and Lyft drivers in California and explains the hell that ridesharing businesses are foisting on their workers, the environment, and their customers.