Reducing recidivism

August 6, 2019

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.

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Youth in Action, Sept.-Oct. 2019

July 17, 2019

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.

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July-August News & Letters online

June 27, 2019

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…

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Chicago meeting: Critical Reflections on Capitalist China, by Richard Gilman-Opalsky

June 26, 2019

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 [=>]

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Chicago events: Building Solidarity with the Syrian Revolution

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 [=>]

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July-August 2019 News & Letters pdf

June 24, 2019

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 [=>]

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Nuevo número de Praxis en América Latina

June 9, 2019

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 [=>]

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Freedom has to mean we control our own bodies

May 30, 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.

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Karol Modzelewski, 1937-2019

May 10, 2019

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.

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May-June 2019 issue of News & Letters is online

May 8, 2019

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…

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May-June News & Letters pdf is online

April 24, 2019

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 [=>]

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Abahlali baseMjondolo speaks out for immigrants

April 4, 2019

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.”

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March-April 2019 issue of News & Letters is now online!

March 20, 2019

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…

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PDF of March-April 2019 issue of News & Letters

March 6, 2019

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 [=>]

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What Is Socialism? Socialism and Philosophy

March 3, 2019

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.”

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January-February 2019 issue of News & Letters is now online!

February 4, 2019

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…

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Capitalism’s failures, and the struggles against it

December 26, 2018

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…”

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Rally to end war in Yemen

December 16, 2018

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.

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November-December 2018 issue of News & Letters is now online!

December 15, 2018

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…

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Solidarity with Trans people under attack by Trumpism

October 28, 2018

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.

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Anti-Kavanaugh protesters slandered

October 9, 2018

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.

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