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 that no one really talks about. 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.
On July 2 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 ahigh 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…
WHEN: Saturday, July 27, 2019, 7:00 PM
WHERE: Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan, Studio 632B, Chicago
You are invited to a talk on:
Critical Reflections on Capitalist China
given by Professor Richard Gilman-Opalsky
We live in a world where the Chinese Communist Party is one of the most powerful capitalist organizations on Earth. What do socialism, Marxism, and communism [=>]
Saturday, July 6, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rally on Michigan Ave. at Congress Plaza Garden, east side of Michigan at Ida B. Wells Drive, just south of art museum.
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Forum, discussion and get-together at 228 South Wabash Avenue #230
We will begin with a street rally on Michigan Avenue to raise awareness about [=>]
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.
Palestinians in Gaza face a double brutality: Israel’s blockade and bombardment, and Hamas’ brutal repression.
Participant report of a Chicago vigil in solidarity with the Syrian people against Assad.
Report on the March 15, 2019, Youth Climate Strike in San Francisco.
Lead article: Women bearing the brunt of reaction lead the resistance; Editorial: Is nuclear war on the horizon?; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Women’s liberation, experimentation and revolution in permanence; Genocide is happening now in Idlib; Editorial: Fighting gun violence; Venezuela is at the crossroads; Essay: What is Socialism? Socialism and a philosophy of revolution; Oakland, Calif., teachers strike; Chicago charter school teachers strike; World in View: Rise of Far Right threatens ‘Europe’; Letter from Mexico: Maquiladora workers strike in Matamoros; Presidents Day demonstration in Oakland, Calif.; more…
The new March-April issue of News & Letters is at the print shop and will be mailed out later this week. The lead for International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month is “Women bearing the brunt of reaction lead the resistance.” It can be viewed online now as a pdf, available on the web at [=>]
This is the first in a series of four presentations on “What is Socialism?” Shorter versions will be published in News & Letters. The second essay is “Socialism, labor and the Black dimension”; the third is “Socialism and ecology”; and the last is “Socialism and Women’s Liberation.”
Official Call for national gathering of News and Letters Committees to work out Marxist-Humanist perspectives for 2019-2020
In-person report from Idlib province, Syria.
An inperson report on how people in Oakland, California, creatively protested President Trump on Presidents’ Day.
We share the Statement on Venezuela by the Anti-War Committees in Solidarity with The Struggles for Self-Determination, which looks at the situation today, its history, and takes the measure of today’s Left.
Lead article: Trump aids capitalism’s attack on labor, and workers strike back; Editorial: Brazil under Bolsonaro’s heel; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Rosa Luxemburg’s revolutionary life and legacy; The Green not-so-great New Deal; Voices From the Inside Out: Wisconsin’s prison system on trial; Woman as Reason: Anti-Semitism mars Women’s March; Essay: How dead thought failed Syrian revolution’s living history; Unity in Los Angeles teachers’ strike; Sudan rises against genocidal Bashir; Women in Spain say: ‘We are all Laura!’; Former prisoners speak on contradictions in support work; World in View: French ‘Yellow Vests’; more…
Maduro’s authoritarian rule must not give a green light to intervention from without, or to supporting a coup from within. That cannot be allowed to cover up the way that the attempt to construct socialism from the top down was no substitute for a social transformation from below.
Review by January of “Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator” by Greg Jaczko.
The horrendous tragedy in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, when an oil pipeline explosion killed over 100 people, has shaken all of Mexico.
Get a preview of the January-February 2019 issue of News & Letters!
Participant report from Detroit’s 16th Annual Martin Luther King Day Rally.
Participant report of how women in Detroit celebrated the Women’s March by highlighting diverse women fighting for fundamental changes and challenging racism, sexism, and capitalism.
We post this Dec. 24, 2018, commentary by Mohammed Elnaiem as a discussion article which begins: “On these holidays, we mourn for the Kurds in Syria who hopelessly fear an upcoming Turkish invasion, we mourn for the yellow vests in France who rise up in an empire built on colonial wealth but which continues to make destitute its working and unemployed poor…”
Report from Detroit about the Michigan legislature passing bills to reverse the results of the election, and about plans to oppose from below the suppression of democracy.
Rally in Chicago calling for end to war in Yemen, including U.S.-supported Saudi military campaign. 44 blue backpacks represent children killed when the Saudi coalition dropped a U.S.-supplied bomb on a school bus packed with children.
Teachers speak about why they struck Chicago’s Acero charter schools on Dec. 4-9, expanding the wave of teacher strikes to the first charter school strike in the nation.
Lead article: Election deepens illegitimacy of Trump’s minority rule; New book: Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution in Permanence for Our Day; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Karl Marx’s continuous development of the philosophy of revolution in permanence; Essay: Marx’s concept of permanent revolution as philosophy: Exploring it today with Dunayevskaya; Editorial: Massacre of Jews and rising racism; Immigrant caravan born in the USA; Voices From the Inside Out: Learning the meaning of parole; Women as Reason: Solidarity with Trans; California fires are not ‘natural’ disasters; Counter-revolution redefines EU, OPEC; Letter from Mexico: Rejecting fake choice in airport referendum; Bolsonaro’s fascism threatens Brazilians; more…
The Oct. 27 massacre at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue was a modern pogrom, with assault weapons, social media presence, and poisoned roots in the current stage of world counter-revolution represented by Trump, Putin, and their like.
News and Letters Committees statement on Donald Trump’s latest attack on Trans people by trying to claim that the word “sex” in Title IX does not include them. Trump has chosen to dehumanize a group of people whose whole lives have often been fraught with brutal violence and discrimination, those who are Transgender.
Given the moral bankruptcy of Congress and Donald Trump, it was no surprise that Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court was pushed through Congress. The surprise was the vibrancy, strength and determination of the fight against that nomination…
Just before the final confirmation vote elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell put out a confluence of messages that slandered the act of protest itself.