Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: September-October deadline

August 14, 2017

The deadline for the September-October 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, August 20.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world. Nationwide, events have been held in solidarity [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: July-August deadline

June 12, 2017

The deadline for the July-August 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, June 18.

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Los Angeles meeting: Repression, Resistance, Rebellion in the U.S. and Mexico

June 6, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 6 PM
Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 N. Alvarado (north of Sunset, side door), Los Angeles, CA

International Forum — News & Letters and Praxis en América Latina:
Repression, Resistance, Rebellion in the U.S. and Mexico

● Immigrants and allies challenge Trump’s inhumanity

● Zapatistas, National Indigenous Congress, Ayotzinapa parents

speakers: Buddy Bell, Eugene Walker

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Chicago meeting: Philosophy and revolt confront Trump’s drive to fascism

May 11, 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:
The Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2017-2018

Philosophy and revolt confront Trump’s drive to fascism

I. Trumpism as an excrescence of world capitalism’s crises
II. The capital relation
III. U.S. forces of revolt as reason; philosophy [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: May-June deadline

April 9, 2017

The deadline for the May-June 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, April 16.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world. Demonstrations and discussions have mushroomed since the [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Trump and the Failing Capitalism That Employs Him

March 26, 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Trump and the Failing Capitalism That Employs Him

Capitalism’s degeneracy is manifest in President Donald Trump’s regime’s attempt to gut social services, legislate misogyny, demonize immigrants and Muslims and [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: March-April deadline

February 17, 2017

The deadline for the March-April 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, February 26.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world—such as Trump’s moves to pull the world far [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Trump’s fascism is NOT the new normal—opposition to it is!

February 10, 2017

WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Trump’s fascism is NOT the new normal—opposition to it is!

Trump’s inauguration was immediately confronted by Women’s Marches across the country and around the world which were unprecedented [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Marxist-Humanist Organization

January 28, 2017

When: Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 PM 
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Marxist-Humanist Organization

Part of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as we fight to change our oppressive reality of exploitation of labor, racism, sexism, hatred [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: Jan.-Feb. deadline

January 5, 2017

The deadline for the January-February 2017 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, January 15.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world—such as Trump’s moves to pull the world far [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy in Our Time

January 3, 2017

When: Wednesday, January 4, 6:30 PM 
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy in Our Time

Part of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as we fight to change our oppressive reality [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Hegel and Lenin

December 9, 2016

When: Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 PM 
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Hegel and Lenin

Part of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as we fight to change our oppressive reality of exploitation of labor, racism, [=>]

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Chicago meeting: After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?

December 1, 2016

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

After the election: How do we oppose Trump’s fascism and move forward?

Protest in Louisville, Kentucky, Nov. 10, 2016. Approximately 1,000 people participated. Photo by Gregg Bekke flickr.com/photos/gdbrekke/30278724284/

The [=>]

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Share your story in the next issue of News & Letters: Nov.-Dec. deadline

November 10, 2016

The deadline for the November-December 2016 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, November 13.

Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world—such as the U.S. elections, the struggle in [=>]

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Chicago meeting: On Spontaneous Forms of Organization vs. Vanguard Parties

October 15, 2016

When: Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 PM (Note new day of the week)
Where: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

On Spontaneous Forms of Organization vs. Vanguard Parties

The first of a series of discussions on Liberation and organization: philosophy and revolution

Organization is crucial as [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Rage against genocide in Aleppo

September 30, 2016

When: Tuesday [note new day], October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
Where: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Rage against genocide in Aleppo

The Syrian Revolution that began with non-violent Arab Spring demonstrations for freedom in 2011 has survived five years of Bashar al-Assad’s [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Nuclear waste traveling soon to your neighborhood

September 16, 2016

When: Monday, September, 19, 2016, 6:30 PM
Where: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News & Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on: 

Nuclear waste traveling soon to your neighborhood

Nuclear packages, much of their contents radioactive waste, are constantly being transported around the world by land, sea and air. In the decommissioning process at the Zion [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Climate change, wildfires, and creative revolt

August 23, 2016

When: Monday, August 29, 2016, 6:30 PM
Where: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion:

Fires in Canada’s tar sands region and the creative revolt against climate chaos

Several wildfires have been raging in California this month. Climate change is a factor in the increasing [=>]

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Jasmine “Abdullah” Richards, center. Photo: Jasmine Richards

Chicago meeting: How ‘Black Lives Matter’ Changes Everything

July 8, 2016

DATE/TIME: Monday, July 11, 2016, 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion in the wake of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota:

How ‘Black Lives Matter’ Changes Everything

Alton Sterling

• What is this moment [=>]

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Deadline for July-August 2016 News & Letters

June 10, 2016

The deadline for the July-August 2016 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, June 19. Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world.

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Chicago meeting: The need for new beginnings in thought and in action

May 4, 2016

WHEN: Monday, May 9, 2016, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Committees Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave. Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on the Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2016-2017:

The need for new beginnings in thought and in action

Our perspectives are shared with all because our age is in [=>]

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Oakland meeting: The need for new beginnings in thought and in action

WHEN: Sunday, May 8, 2016, 6:30 PM
WHERE: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on the Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2016-2017:

The need for new beginnings in thought and in action

Our perspectives are shared with all because our age is in such total crisis—facing a choice [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Revolutionary Interventions in Thought and in Activity: Mexico, Latin America, the U.S., and Marxist-Humanism

April 29, 2016

DATE: Monday, May 2, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on

Revolutionary Interventions in Thought and in Activity:

Mexico, Latin America, the U.S., and Marxist-Humanism

From: “Latin America: How Can Marxist-Humanism Assist in Brining Forth a [=>]

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Deadline for May-June 2016 News & Letters

April 11, 2016

The deadline for the May-June 2016 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, April 17. Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world.

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Chicago meeting: The Revolutionary Journalism of News & Letters

April 7, 2016

DATE: Monday April 11, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM (NOTE TIME CHANGE)
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

The Revolutionary Journalism of News & Letters

Karl Marx wrote: “The concrete is concrete, because it is a combination of many objects with different destinations, i.e., [=>]

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Oakland meeting: China on Strike

Thursday, April 7, 7:00 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph
Ave., Oakland

An event we are co-sponsoring, “China on Strike,” is an opportunity to hear Chinese workers share their ideas and concerns about their struggles in China. They also want to get the views of workers and others fighting for a better world here, especially what we’ve learned from [=>]

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Members of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of women and girls of color, say they are “in the house and we say to #SCOTUS #StoptheSham & #TrustBlackWomen! @BlackWomensRJ #BlackGirlMagic.” 
Photo: twitter.com/NewVoices4RJ

Chicago meeting: Women battle war, terrorism and anti-abortion fanatics

March 23, 2016

Members of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of women and girls of color, say they are “in the house and we say to #SCOTUS #StoptheSham & #TrustBlackWomen! @BlackWomensRJ #BlackGirlMagic.”Photo: twitter.com/NewVoices4RJ

Date: Monday, March 28, 2016, 7:00 PM
Place: News and Letters Library
228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230
Chicago, IL [=>]

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Bay Area: Solidarity with revolutionary Rojava!

March 4, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Cal.

This Sunday, 3/13, our meeting “Solidarity with revolutionary Rojava!” will also be a celebration of International Women’s Day.
 
In Rojava, Kurds brought a new life to an archaic communal form. Equality for women became a crucial aspect of a social revolution. See “Witnessing Revolution [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Women as Thinkers and as Revolutionaries in History and Today

February 22, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016, 7:00 PM
News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Women as Thinkers and as Revolutionaries in History and Today

Women’s struggles for freedom have been relentless from 1647, when the first maids’ petition was handed to the British Parliament to [=>]

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Deadline for March-April 2016 News & Letters

The deadline for the March-April 2016 issue of News & Letters is Sunday, February 28. Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in News & Letters and/or to what is happening in the world.

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Syrian banner on Russian bombing

Chicago meeting: Whither the Syrian Revolution?

February 9, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM
Place: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Whither the Syrian Revolution?

 

As the so-called peace conference is suspended in Geneva, Russian and Syrian bombing of villages is killing hundreds of civilians and creating hundreds of thousands more refugees.

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Oakland meeting: Paris climate accord protests and the struggle for a new world

February 8, 2016

Sunday, February 14 6:30p.m. 
Niebyl-Proctor Library 
6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland 

This Sunday, 2/14, we will take up “Paris climate accord protests and the struggle for a new world.”

The current News & Letters lead article contrasts the world’s state powers’ hifalutin self-congratulatory rhetoric over their Paris Agreement on climate change with the down-to-earth ecological movement. Paris officials attempted to stifle [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Writing and editing the next issue of N&L

January 5, 2016

DATE: Monday, January 11. 2016
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

NOTE NEW TIME: 7:00 PM
News and Letters Committees invites you to
Help Edit News & Letters

Do you have a story to tell? Share it with the world! Bring your reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Bring [=>]

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Chicago study group on Marxism and Freedom

DATE: every other Friday beginning January 8, 2016
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a study group on:
Marxism and Freedom: From 1776 Until Today

by Raya Dunayevskaya

In this classic exposition of Marxist thought, Raya Dunayevskaya, with clarity and insight, views today’s challenges by tracing the [=>]

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Deadline for next issue: Jan. 10

January 4, 2016

Deadline: January 10, 2016

Happy and Revolutionary New Year! The deadline for the January-February 2016 issue of News & Letters is next Sunday, January 10. Share your story with the world! Send in reports on your workplace, your town, your country; conditions, events, ideas, and debates. Send in Readers’ Views responding to articles in [=>]

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San Francisco Bay Area: The revolutionary archives of Raya Dunayevskaya

December 10, 2015

This Sunday, 12/13, we continue our series “The revolutionary archives of Raya Dunayevskaya”
 
The second session is titled “How does Marx’s concept of freedom speak to today’s global economic crises? A Decade of Historic Transformations: From the Grundrisse to Capital“

Is economics a dismal science? How is Marx’s idea of freedom integral to his diving into economics? 

This diving began in his [=>]

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San Francisco Bay Area: ‘Killing Mockingbird’: Culture, reality and the idea of freedom

October 30, 2015

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, Ca.

In “Killing Mockingbird”  (Nov/Dec N&L) C. Safos shows how today’s Black Lives Matter movement totally shakes up the ground for debates about iconic American novels that deal with race like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Come participate in discussing [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Learning about Marxist-Humanism: The Philosophic Comprehension of History Illuminates Today’s Crises: The Revolutionary Archives of Raya Dunayevskaya

October 13, 2015

Monday, December 14, 6:30 PM
228 S. Wabash Ave. Room 230, Chicago, IL

News and Letters Committees is sponsoring discussions on:

Learning about Marxist-Humanism:

Raya Dunayevskaya

The Philosophic Comprehension of History Illuminates Today’s Crises: The Revolutionary Archives of Raya Dunayevskaya

Who are Karl Marx and Raya Dunayevskaya and what, if anything, do their ideas have to do with the problems facing [=>]

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Oakland meeting: Marxist-Humanist body of ideas online

October 3, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 6:30 PM
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94609

We will celebrate the availability of the whole of the Marxist-Humanist Archives, The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection, on the net. We will also discuss a series of classes that will help us dive into the body of ideas for today.

THE RAYA DUNAYEVSKAYA COLLECTION – Raya [=>]

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Chicago meeting: The Marxist-Humanism of Raya Dunayevskaya

October 1, 2015

Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30 PM 
News and Letters, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago 

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

The Marxist-Humanism of Raya Dunayevskaya
How does it speak to today’s economic-political-social crisis?

  • Capitalism in Economic Disarray—Her writings on Marx’s Capitaland on the emergence of state-capitalism provide a crucial point of departure for understanding [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Reproductive Justice Under Attack

September 9, 2015

DATE: Monday, September 14, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM 
PLACE: News & Letters Library
228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

—From the editorial in the latest issue of: News and Letters—

Dishonestly edited videos accusing Planned Parenthood of illegally selling aborted fetal organs for profit have now become fodder for mostly Republican politicians—including those running for president…..

Presidential candidates [=>]

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SF Bay Area meeting: Struggle against solitary confinement and a new humanism

August 26, 2015

Sunday, Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, Ca.

Four years ago Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (PB SHU) prisoners staged their first hunger strike, awakening a nationwide movement in and outside prisons against the pervasive use of long term solitary confinement. Today there are many challenges to what is internationally recognized as state sanctioned [=>]

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