The November-December 2016 issue of News & Letters has been mailed out and can be viewed online in pdf form.
The Lead-Editorial of this new issue takes up the election results: “No to Trump’s counter-revolution! No to fascism! Fight for a new human society!” A second editorial on the struggle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is featured on a page that includes reports of solidarity events for Standing Rock (#NoDAPL). From Raya Dunayevskaya’s writings we have “Spontaneity of action and organization of thought” marking the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution; this letter’s concept of the relationship of spontaneity and party, and its inseparability from organization of thought, speaks to the burning question of the dialectics of organization and philosophy. The “World in View” column begins with “Where to now for the Middle East?” and also takes up East European elections and the Moroccan movement against the Makhzen. The “Voices from the Inside Out” column takes up the wholesale destruction of books in a prison library. “Woman as Reason” discusses how “Polish women show path forward” in their successful battle against a draconian anti-abortion law. The Essay takes up the dualities faced by South American masses in the face of the reverses of the “Pink Tide” there. Other articles include an Uber driver’s account of that company’s exploitation, a victory by Brooklyn teachers, and much more.
The articles will be posted on our website individually in the coming days. Each issue, like all of our literature, is meant to be the beginning of a dialogue. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the articles you read in News & Letters.