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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May-June 2016 N&L available on the web

May 18, 2016

The May-June 2016 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 61, #3, is available on the web.

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Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2016-2017
The need for new beginnings in thought and in action

I.    Discontent, revolt and reaction in the U.S.
II.   The worldwide war against women
III.  Chinese labor in revolt
IV.  Counter-revolution and revolution in the Middle East and North [=>]

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Message to LALIT for their Labor Day (May Day) gathering

April 30, 2016


Dear Sisters and Brothers of LALIT,

We in News and Letters Committees are honored to send you whole-hearted revolutionary greetings and hopes for a successful Labor Day gathering.  Your struggles against capital in league with the Mauritius government are a reminder of how capital is now global, and so are the struggles [=>]

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March-April 2016 N&L available on the web

March 30, 2016

The new issue is available on the web. Lead: Women battle war, terrorism and anti-abortion fanatics; Editorial: Syrian Revolution continues; Racism, workers and freedom ideas; The anguish that is Flint, Michigan; much more…

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New! N&L as ebook

February 5, 2016

New! N&L (January-February 2016) as an ebook (epub 2.0.1 format). This is useful:

1. For people who are blind or visually impaired or have difficulty reading visually. This format is ideal for text-to-speech applications.

2. For reading on a smartphone or small tablet. Unlike a pdf, text in an epub can be magnified to [=>]

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Praxis en América Latina # 6 (enero-febrero 2016)

January 23, 2016

Ya está listo Praxis en América Latina # 6 (enero-febrero 2016) en su versión digital, y en unos días estará impreso.

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Praxis en América Latina 

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Olga Domanski, 1923-2015

January 7, 2016

The world has lost a great fighter for liberation. Olga Domanski, one of the founders of News and Letters Committees, whose life’s work was the development and projection of Marxist-Humanism and the growth of its organizational expression.

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Paris climate accord vs. humanity’s future

December 19, 2015

Paris Accord reveals limits of what capitalism will do even in the face of catastrophe. The question is what kind of development can people in all kinds of countries achieve? So long as the vision of an alternative, liberatory path of development is not made concrete as the energizing principle of a movement, a vacuum is left for false alternatives.

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November-December 2015 N&L available on the web

November 1, 2015

The new issue is available on the web. Lead: California prisoners battle barbaric U.S. ‘justice’ system; Philosophic basis of News & Letters; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Black masses, youth, and the needed U.S. revolution: philosophy and reality; much more…

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Russia aims to crush internal dissent

October 18, 2015

The situation in Russia is getting worse. The hysteria of propaganda against “external and internal enemies” is escalating, as well as pressure on opposition and civil society in general. All opposition rallies in the center of Moscow are now forbidden; organizers of Boris Nemtsov’s murder are protected by the state (while everybody knows that [=>]

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Support Maati Monjib! — update

October 11, 2015

Updated: Join the campaign to end the harassment of Maati Monjib in Morocco! Support him while he is on hunger strike, and demand protection of his right to travel, speak and write freely.

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September-October 2015 N&L available on the web

September 7, 2015

The September-October 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #5, is available on the web.

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Lead: Counter-revolution in Middle East shows crisis of humanity
From the signing of a nuclear weapons agreement by the U.S. and Iran, to the ongoing war in Syria including the roles of Turkey and of the Left, this wide-ranging article delves into [=>]

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Historic victory: indeterminate solitary confinement abolished in California

September 2, 2015

Today, September 1, 2015, the prisoners suing the State of California and its prison system announced a settlement, in which the State agreed to abolish its practice of sending people to solitary confinement for an indeterminate term based on the person’s “validation” as supposed gang member.

Photo by Urszula Wislanka.

Photo by Urszula Wislanka.


At the [=>]

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Praxis en América Latina, no. 3, July-August 2015

August 14, 2015

Número 3 (digital)


El número incluye, entre otros textos:


El articulo principal “San Quintín, un nuevo momento político-filosófico”

Sección especial: el foro de Praxis; El pensamiento crítico frente a la hidra del capitalismo en México hoy.

Artículos sobre jóvenes y de una maestra de Querétaro.

Un artículo de una mujer indígena en San Cristóbal, Chiapas

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July-August 2015 N&L available on the web

July 8, 2015

The July-August 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #4, is available on the web.

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Special announcement: Now available online! The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection, the Marxist-Humanist Archives presents the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection as she organized it herself, together with the posthumous Supplement. This is in addition to the entire 60 years of News & Letters newspaper available on [=>]

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News & Letters archives online at the Marxists Internet Archive

July 4, 2015

The collection of issues of News & Letters in pdf form from Vol. 1, Number 1 (June 24, 1955) through Dec. 2009 is now available not only on our website but at the Marxists Internet Archive at

The entire 60-year (so far) run can be found on the News & Letters website at

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May-June 2015 N&L available on the web

May 7, 2015

The May-June 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #3, is available on the web.

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Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2015-2016: Decaying social order shows need for philosophy, revolution
The fact that the old, crumbling order will not go away quietly explains why we mark the 60 years of activity of the Marxist-Humanist organization News and Letters [=>]

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Chicago marches in solidarity with Baltimore protesters

On April 28, hundreds gathered outside Chicago Police Department headquarters, at 35th and Michigan, to show love and respect for Rekia Boyd, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, and all the others whose Black lives matter. The crowd was largely young and multicultural. What is the truth about Freddie Gray’s death? The truth is that he was murdered by the notoriously racist and brutal Baltimore Police. Baltimore has exploded in anger because of the attempt to obscure this obvious fact, to pretend that the basic life experience of Black people over the last five decades, if not the entirety of U.S. history, can be dissolved into a social mystery. This generation serves notice: that shell game is over.

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March-April 2015 N&L available on the web

March 12, 2015

The March-April 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #2, is available on the web.

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Lead: From Turkey to USA, women as force and reason fight inhumanity
Another savage sexual assault and murder—this time in Turkey—brought forth thousands of demonstrators, mostly women, throughout the country and beyond. Özgecan Aslan was a student taking a bus home. Worldwide, [=>]

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January-February 2015 N&L available on the web

February 3, 2015

The January-February 2015 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 60, #1, is available on the web.

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Lead: Revolt surges against racist system destroying Black lives
Protests erupted following the decision by a St. Louis County grand jury not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the cold-blooded murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Thousands marched under the [=>]

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From Ferguson to Staten Island: The logic of racism is genocide

December 5, 2014

Protests erupted after the cops who murdered Michael Brown and Eric Garner were let off. They mark a new moment of rebellion against a social order in which Black youth are made to live continuously suspended over an abyss of non-existence.
The passion to tear up this deeply racist society by the roots calls for the fullest development in activity and thought.

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November-December 2014 N&L available on the web

December 3, 2014

The November-December 2014 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 59, #6, is available on the web.

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Lead: Racist election deepens reactionary direction of U.S.
The U.S. government took an ominous, reactionary political turn in the 2014 midterm elections, with Republicans taking control of the Senate. Multiple crises of impending war, ecological catastrophe, and a new global economic [=>]

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Help us! Paramilitaries in Colombia Threaten Black and Indigenous Communities to Protect Illegal Mining

October 19, 2014

An appeal for help from the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network (ACSN):
Hello. We need the media to help us get this information out. These paramilitaries are going to kill us.

Help us please.
We need many people to write letters to the council of state and to the government of Colombia demanding the protection of the communities of La Toma and the north of Cauca.

On the evening [=>]

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Support the people of Kobane’s struggle for self-determination!

October 13, 2014

As Marxist-Humanists we call for the support of the ongoing Syrian Revolution. We call for the right of self-determination of the Kurdish people, and we call for military and political support to the heroic defenders of Kobane. This struggle isn’t just local, or sectarian, but rather it cuts deeply into the universal history of humanity’s striving for freedom.

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