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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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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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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Chicago meeting: ‘Marxist-Humanism: A Half-Century of Its World Development’

August 12, 2015

Date/Time: Monday, August 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
Place: 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

‘Marxist-Humanism: A Half-Century of Its World Development’
The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection is now online

Come to a discussion on what it means historically and in the moment that the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection is now available on the web. [=>]

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San Francisco Bay Area meeting: new moments in Marxist-Humanism

August 5, 2015

This Sunday, 8/09/15, at 6:30 pm, will discuss short (2-page) pieces on new local moments of Marxist-Humanism in thought and action: from a recent discussion of Walter Benjamin at the U.S. Social Forum to new exciting developments in the prison movement. Urszula and Ron just returned from hearing many perspectives on the impact of the prisoners’ [=>]

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Oakland, Ca. meeting: How the Srebrenica massacre of 20 years ago still haunts today’s crisis ridden world

July 24, 2015

Sunday, 7/26, 6:30 pm, Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

On the 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre:

How the fascist genocide still haunts today’s crisis ridden world, including the Left which still hasn’t faced the tragedy of Bosnia.

Italian premiere Renzi recently commented that the plight of drowning immigrants fleeing war and terror in Africa was “Europe’s Srebrenica today”. Renzi’s moment [=>]

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Chicago meeting: The Srebrenica Genocide, 20 Years After

July 19, 2015

DATE: Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

The Srebrenica Genocide, 20 Years After

 

Over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were murdered at Srebrenica, Bosnia, in July 1995. This genocidal war crime, committed by Serb militias under the [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Whither Greece?

July 2, 2015

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

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

Whither Greece?

 

Greece is suffering from massive unemployment and poverty, worse than any “developed” country since the Great Depression of the 1930s. At the same time, the workers, youth, [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution

May 3, 2015

DATE: Monday, May 4, 2015
TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a meeting on:

The Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2015-2016
Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution

Protesters at national demonstration in St. Louis Oct. 11-12, 2014, against police killings. Actions were prompted by the [=>]

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The 1949-50 Miners’ General Strike and the birth of Marxist-Humanism

April 11, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz), Oakland

Join us for a discussion of “Miners inspired Marxist-Humanism,” Raya Dunayevskaya’s retrospective on the birth of Marxist-Humanism in the 1949-50 Miners’ General Strike. It is in the current March-April issue of News & Letters.

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México DF: La Jornada Laboral de las Mujeres

April 10, 2015

Domingo 19 de abril de 12:00 a 16:00 hrs.

Auditorio “17 de abril”, 3er piso del edificio de la CNTE
Belisario Dominguez no. 32  Centro Histórico. México DF.
metro Allende /  metrobus Teatro Blanquita  /  metrobus Rep. de Chile

FORO LA JORNADA LABORAL DE LAS MUJERES
Experiencias desde abajo

Convocan:
 Seminario de Feminismo y Marxismo en América Latina 
y PRAXIS en América Latina 

Más información:
seminario.marxismoyfeminismo@gmail.com
Facebook:  Seminario-Marxismoyfeminismo
praxisamericalatina@gmail.com
http://www.praxisenamericalatina.org/

ENTRADA [=>]

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Oakland meeting: The Syrian Revolution and its philosophy

March 14, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz), Oakland

We now have copies of the new March-April 2015 issue of News & Letters as well as the Call for the 2015 News and Letters Committees Plenum,which will be held over the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago. Both of these will be available at our [=>]

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Ciudad México: Praxis en América Latina y el periodismo revolucionario

domingo, 15 de marzo 12.00 hrs.

Sección 9 CNTE
Belisario Domínguez 32
3 cuadras del metro Allende

Praxis en América Latina ha salido ya de la imprenta y está lista para ser distribuida, leída y discutida

¡Ven a celebrar con nosotros!

Los temas de la reunión:

  1. La importancia del periodismo revolucionario: Marx, Mariátegui, Dunayevskaya y México hoy
  2. ¿Cómo darle vida al primer número de Praxis [=>]

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Ciudad México: Filosofía y Revolución en América Latina

February 19, 2015

Los miércoles, 6 de la tarde
Belisario Domínguez 32, segundo piso
Centro Histórico, 3 cuadras del metro Allende

Círculo de reflexión y discusión
Filosofía y Revolución en América Latina

Temas principales

• La dialéctica en Hegel, en Marx y en los Zapatistas.

• La filosofía de Marx, de Dunayevskaya, de Mariátegui, de Revueltas

• Sujetos revolucionarios (proletariado, campesinado, indígenas, mujeres, juventud, afro-descendientes.)

• El significado [=>]

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Chicago film screening: The Other America

February 18, 2015

DATE/TIME: Monday, February 23, 2015, 6:30 PM
PLACE: News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

In celebration of Black History Month, News and Letters Committees invite you to see and discuss a film of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

The Other America

“The Other America” is a film of the talk that Martin Luther [=>]

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Ciudad México: Filosofía y Revolución en América Latina, pensamientos y haceres para nuestro tiempo

February 16, 2015

Los viernes, 2 de la tarde, a partir del 20 de febrero
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UNAM, aula 120

Círculo de reflexión y discusión
Filosofía y Revolución en América Latina, pensamientos y haceres para nuestro tiempo.

Temas principales

• La dialéctica en Hegel, en Marx y en los Zapatistas.

• La filosofía de Marx, de Mariátegui, de Revueltas, de Marini, de [=>]

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Ciudad México: Ayotzinapa y los zapatistas

Los jueves, 2 de la tarde
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras UNAM,
aula 312

Círculo de estudio

Ayotzinapa y los zapatistas

“Tal vez no se los han dicho, pero han sido ustedes, los familiares y compañeros de los estudiantes muertos y desaparecidos quienes han conseguido, con la fuerza de su dolor, y de ese dolor convertido en rabia [=>]

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Ciudad México: El feminismo y el marxismo en América Latina hoy

Los martes, 18:00 – 21:00
Belisario Domínguez 32, centro histórico, Ciudad México
4 cuadras de metro Allende

El feminismo y el marxismo en América Latina hoy

Un circulo de estudio con —

Praxis en América Latina
laboratorio-taller de humanismo-marxista, comunismo liberador, feminismo

• Vamos a leer y discutir algunos ensayos de Liberación femenina y dialéctica de la revolución por Raya Dunayevskaya.

• Vamos a explorar movimientos feministas e [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Greece and Syriza: Against the inhumanity of austerity, we pose the fullness of human liberation!

February 5, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015, 6:30 PM
News & Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion on:

Greece and Syriza: Against the inhumanity of austerity, we pose the fullness of human liberation!

See our statement on the Greek elections.

Poets protest in Athens, Greece, against austerity in 2012.

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New York: 1965-2015 Fifty Years of Struggle and Revolution: The Legacy of Malcolm X

January 14, 2015

Saturday, February 7, 2:00 P.M.
Freedom Hall, 113 West 128th St., Harlem
Transportation: Take subways #2 or 3 to 125th St. station (Red Line)

New York local of News and Letters Committees presents a study group on the theme of:

1965-2015 Fifty Years of Struggle and Revolution:
The Legacy of Malcolm X

February 21 1965: Assassination of Malcolm X and the publication of [=>]

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Chicago meeting: México in a new historic moment

January 6, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015
6:30 PM
228 S. Wabash Ave., Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to an
IN-PERSON REPORT on

México in a new historic moment:

From the massive protests against the forced disappearance of 43 students from the rural normal school in Guerrero to the just completed Zapatista World Festival of Resistances and Rebellions against Capitalism

 Eugene [=>]

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Oakland meeting: Anarchist/Marxist-Humanist dialog on the dialectic

December 5, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz), Oakland
come up the back stairs

A point of intersection between thoughtful anarchism and anti-state Marxism is John P. Clark’s new book The Impossible Community, which comes out of the Social Ecology of Murray Bookchin. Bookchin’s ideas have been cited lately as one of the influences among Kurds of Turkey and [=>]

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Foro en Ciudad México: México en un nuevo momento histórico

December 2, 2014

Domingo 7 de diciembre, 16:00 hrs.,

Belisario Domínguez 32, a 3 cuadras del metro Allende, Ciudad México

Foro de Praxis en América Latina

México en un nuevo momento histórico

La dialéctica de la lucha —

● Las palabras, la rabia, la rebeldía, la resistencia de las familias de los normalistas asesinados y desaparecidos

● Guerrero, un estado en rebelión

● [=>]

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Chicago meeting: Philosophical ground for revolutionary organization today

October 11, 2014

Monday, October 13, 6:30 PM
News and Letters library
228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago, IL 60604

The role and nature of revolutionary organization is widely debated today. We consider how those debates are illuminated by the way Marx, as philosopher of revolution in permanence, laid ground for organization in his “Critique of the Gotha Program.”  This discussion [=>]

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Oakland meeting: Hegel and Haiti

October 1, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.Niebyl-Proctor Library6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz), Oaklandcome up the back stairs

In the March 2001 News & Letters, John Alan’s Black/Red column, “Hegel and Black history,” was an appreciation and critique of Susan Buck-Morss’ original article “Hegel and Haiti” where she took the whole world of Hegel scholarship to task for not [=>]

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