Maati Monjib

Support Maati Monjib! — update

October 11, 2015

Updated: Join the campaign to end the harassment of Maati Monjib in Morocco! Support him while he is on hunger strike, and demand protection of his right to travel, speak and write freely.

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September-October 2015 N&L available on the web

September 7, 2015

The September-October 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #5, is available on the web.

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Lead: Counter-revolution in Middle East shows crisis of humanity
From the signing of a nuclear weapons agreement by the U.S. and Iran, to the ongoing war in Syria including the roles of Turkey and of the Left, this wide-ranging article delves into [=>]

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Historic victory: indeterminate solitary confinement abolished in California

September 2, 2015

Today, September 1, 2015, the prisoners suing the State of California and its prison system announced a settlement, in which the State agreed to abolish its practice of sending people to solitary confinement for an indeterminate term based on the person’s “validation” as supposed gang member.

Photo by Urszula Wislanka.

Photo by Urszula Wislanka.


At the [=>]

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Praxis en América Latina, no. 3, July-August 2015

August 14, 2015

Número 3 (digital)


El número incluye, entre otros textos:


El articulo principal “San Quintín, un nuevo momento político-filosófico”

Sección especial: el foro de Praxis; El pensamiento crítico frente a la hidra del capitalismo en México hoy.

Artículos sobre jóvenes y de una maestra de Querétaro.

Un artículo de una mujer indígena en San Cristóbal, Chiapas

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July-August 2015 N&L available on the web

July 8, 2015

The July-August 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #4, is available on the web.

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Special announcement: Now available online! The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection, the Marxist-Humanist Archives presents the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection as she organized it herself, together with the posthumous Supplement. This is in addition to the entire 60 years of News & Letters newspaper available on [=>]

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News & Letters archives online at the Marxists Internet Archive

July 4, 2015

The collection of issues of News & Letters in pdf form from Vol. 1, Number 1 (June 24, 1955) through Dec. 2009 is now available not only on our website but at the Marxists Internet Archive at

The entire 60-year (so far) run can be found on the News & Letters website at

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May-June 2015 N&L available on the web

May 7, 2015

The May-June 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #3, is available on the web.

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Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2015-2016: Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution
The fact that the old, crumbling order will not go away quietly explains why we mark the 60 years of activity of the Marxist-Humanist organization News and Letters [=>]

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Chicago marches in solidarity with Baltimore protesters

On April 28, hundreds gathered outside Chicago Police Department headquarters, at 35th and Michigan, to show love and respect for Rekia Boyd, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, and all the others whose Black lives matter. The crowd was largely young and multicultural. What is the truth about Freddie Gray’s death? The truth is that he was murdered by the notoriously racist and brutal Baltimore Police. Baltimore has exploded in anger because of the attempt to obscure this obvious fact, to pretend that the basic life experience of Black people over the last five decades, if not the entirety of U.S. history, can be dissolved into a social mystery. This generation serves notice: that shell game is over.

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March-April 2015 N&L available on the web

March 12, 2015

The March-April 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #2, is available on the web.

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Lead: From Turkey to USA, women as force and reason fight inhumanity
Another savage sexual assault and murder—this time in Turkey—brought forth thousands of demonstrators, mostly women, throughout the country and beyond. Özgecan Aslan was a student taking a bus home. Worldwide, [=>]

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January-February 2015 N&L available on the web

February 3, 2015

The January-February 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #1, is available on the web.

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Lead: Revolt surges against racist system destroying Black lives
Protests erupted following the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the cold-blooded murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Thousands marched under the [=>]

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Ferguson solidarity marchers walking on FDR Highway, New York City, Nov. 25, 2014. Photo by Resa Sunshine,

From Ferguson to Staten Island: The logic of racism is genocide

December 5, 2014

Protests erupted after the cops who murdered Michael Brown and Eric Garner were let off. They mark a new moment of rebellion against a social order in which Black youth are made to live continuously suspended over an abyss of non-existence.
The passion to tear up this deeply racist society by the roots calls for the fullest development in activity and thought.

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November-December 2014 N&L available on the web

December 3, 2014

The November-December 2014 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 59, #6, is available on the web.

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Lead: Racist election deepens reactionary direction of U.S.
The U.S. government took an ominous, reactionary political turn in the 2014 midterm elections, with Republicans taking control of the Senate. Multiple crises of impending war, ecological catastrophe, and a new global economic [=>]

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Help us! Paramilitaries in Colombia Threaten Black and Indigenous Communities to Protect Illegal Mining

October 19, 2014

An appeal for help from the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network (ACSN):
Hello. We need the media to help us get this information out. These paramilitaries are going to kill us.

Help us please.
We need many people to write letters to the council of state and to the government of Colombia demanding the protection of the communities of La Toma and the north of Cauca.

On the evening [=>]

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Support the people of Kobane’s struggle for self-determination!

October 13, 2014

As Marxist-Humanists we call for the support of the ongoing Syrian Revolution. We call for the right of self-determination of the Kurdish people, and we call for military and political support to the heroic defenders of Kobane. This struggle isn’t just local, or sectarian, but rather it cuts deeply into the universal history of humanity’s striving for freedom.

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Solidarity had the might to move the mountain of prison torture that kept us isolated and voiceless. ­ We still need you now, even more

An appeal from prison hunger strike activists Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Jabari Scott about the unlawful and inhuman conditions at Tehachapi State Prison and the non-implementation of the agreements worked out between prisoners and California Gov. Jerry Brown. News and Letters Committees has been covering the prisoners’ hunger strike even before it began (see Pelican [=>]

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"Dawning of a New Day," mural at 1207 7th Street North, Kansas City, Kansas

Nuevo libro: Contradicciones históricas en la civilización de los Estados Unidos

September 16, 2014

Jueves  18 septiembre  5 – 7 de la tarde

Galería autónoma CU  — Auditorio Che Guevara

UNAM, Ciudad de México

Presentación de libro y círculo de estudio

Contradicciones históricas en la civilización de los Estados Unidos

“Dawning of a New Day,” mural at 1207 7th Street North, Kansas City, Kansas

* La verdadera historia de los Estados Unidos

* Las masas [=>]

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59 No 5

September-October 2014 N&L available on the web

September 1, 2014

The September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 59, #5, is available on the web.

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Lead: Israel decimates Gaza as world faces global counter-revolutions
The loss of lives and vast destruction visited In Israel’s war on Gaza has surpassed the horror of 2008’s “Operation Cast Lead.” Over 2,000 Palestinians have been killed to [=>]

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En el espíritu de José Carlos Mariátegui

Nueva edicion de Praxis en America Latina, 8-9/2014

August 28, 2014

Por favor, comparta con sus amigos y redes.

revista  Praxis en América Latina – teoría/practica



 No. 12, agosto-septiembre 2014

 Los números anteriores:  # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,


Desde México

Por un socialismo de autogestión común a todos los anti-capitalistas

Panorama del movimiento estudiantil en Xalapa

“¿Por qué ya no luchamos?, ¿por qué no defendemos”: la lucha del pueblo de San Bartolo Ameyalco por el agua

Prólogo a la [=>]

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During a 12-hour cessation of hostilities on July 27, families returned to Shujaiya in eastern Gaza, scene of some of the heaviest Israeli bombing. Thousands who fled returned and searched for the bodies of missing family members. About 150 bodies were uncovered from the rubble. Photo: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam,

Stop Israel’s war on Gaza: the need for revolution in life and thought

July 28, 2014

The war crimes being committed by the Israeli government in its current assault on Gaza are reminiscent of 2008’s brutal “Operation Cast Lead.” The bombing has not spared hospitals, UN compounds, schools or homes for the disabled. A huge percentage of the dead and injured are children. This is collective punishment on a vast, criminal [=>]

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Illustration by Dignidad Rebelde,

New York Police murder Eric Garner

New York, N.Y.–There are certain facts in the case of the police murder of Eric Garner which are not in question. The use of the chokehold by the New York Police Department (NYPD) has been illegal for over 20 years, since the death of Anthony Baez, and all police officers are taught that it is [=>]

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Change the system, not the ass in the chair - For free helath care and education

The Left Agenda at the Maidan and After

June 30, 2014

On April 12, 2014, Kiev hosted a conference The Left and the Maidan which brought together activists from anarchist, socialist and communist organisations that had been involved in the Maidan movement in late 2013–early 2014. The large number of participating activists who represent the various political groups and initiatives evolving as a part of the Maidan movement is clear evidence against the alleged absence of the Left in the Maidan movement. The discussion was centered on why the Left failed to take an organisational form and become as visible a factor of the Maidan as the right.

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Praxis en América Latina No. 11

Praxis en América Latina: nuevo número.

revista  Praxis en América Latina – teoría/practica
No. 11    mayo 2014

Sección especial: Escuelita Zapatista

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March-April 2014 News & Letters online

March 12, 2014

March-April 2014 News & Letters: Women fight for freedom against growing retrogression; On THE Philosophic Point and Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy; Capitalist economy is failing; Ukraine and Bosnia: historic uprisings; more…

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Call for News and Letters Committees Convention, 2014

March 11, 2014

News and Letters Committees has posted its


to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2014-2015

February 23, 2014

To All Members of News and Letters Committees


Dear Friends:


The sharpness of revolution and counter-revolution contending now, while the prolonged global capitalist economic crisis refuses to end, cries out for a philosophical [=>]

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January-February 2014 News & Letters online

February 4, 2014

The January-February issue of News & Letters is online. Rampant U.S. surveillance slouches toward totalitarianism; Tahrir three years later; Charles Denby, worker-editor; Syrian revolution ‘brought us together’; Communization theory’s missing link: dialectical mediation; what happens after; Language and death in Juárez; Let RNs give care; …

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Raya Dunayevskaya en français

December 16, 2013

l’Archive Internet de Raya Dunayevskaya section française commence à être construit (the Raya Dunayevskaya in French translation section of the Marxists Internet Archive is beginning to be built):


Raya Dunayevskaya


Esquisse biographique

Le cas Eugène Varga

Marxisme et liberté (extraits)

  • Préface
  • Deuxième section : la scène américaine

Situation mondiale

La crise mondiale et le vide théorique
Bureaucratie et capitalisme d’Etat

Subjectivisme et politique

“La crise mondiale [=>]

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November-December 2013 News & Letters online

November 11, 2013

The new November-December 2013 issue of News & Letters is online.

News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 6
November – December 2013

The Syrian Revolution as the test of world politics

On Aug. 21 the genocidal regime of Bashar al-Assad murdered over a thousand civilians, mostly women and children, with sarin gas in the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Ghouta. [=>]

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September-October 2013 issue of News & Letters available

September 3, 2013

The new September-October 2013 issue of News & Letters is online.

News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 5

Racism and the fight against it take center stage in the U.S.

Nationwide protests erupted immediately after the outrageous July 13 acquittal of George Zimmerman for murdering 17-year-old African-American high school student Trayvon Martin last year. Within three days, thousands [=>]

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Egyptian masses must determine the next stage of the revolution

July 4, 2013

The mass demonstrations that forced the removal of President Mohamed Morsi on July 3 were a call to continue and deepen the Egyptian revolution. Millions of people took to the streets in opposition to Morsi’s rule in demonstrations even larger than those that ousted former dictator Hosni Mubarak. They were a measure of the detestation the Egyptian people had come to feel at the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood through Morsi and his Freedom and Justice Party. It was this that forced the Egyptian generals to act, once again removing a president.

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News and Letters Committees Call for Plenum 2013

March 7, 2013

to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2013-2014

February 24, 2013

To All Members of News and Letters Committees

Dear Friends:

The world today is riven between the creativity of masses in revolt and the violent degeneracy of counter-revolution, whose destructiveness even extends to the revived specter of nuclear war two decades after the collapse of [=>]

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Virginia prison hunger strike

May 30, 2012

Prisoners at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County, Virginia, went on hunger strike on May 22.  More details can be found at the Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers blog, which lists the ten demands here.  You can join a facebook group to support the strike.

News and Letters Committees issued this solidarity statement:

The courageous [=>]

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