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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September-October 2018 issue of News & Letters is now online!

October 7, 2018

Lead article: Masses vs. capitalism: Climate chaos hangs in the balance; Editorial: Stop the coming slaughter in Idlib!; Editorial: Catholic Church’s sins laid bare; Thousands of Mexican students STRIKE!; 30,000 march for the climate in San Francisco; Voices from the inside out: The need for unity; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Religion, racism and capitalist crisis; Discussion article: The Left’s response to Syrian genocide; Nicaraguans rise up against Ortega; Israel’s reactionary nation-state law; Say ‘No!’ to life without parole; U.S. prisoners strike; More…;

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Idlib: Syria’s 21st century concentration camp

September 10, 2018

Syria’s Idlib province faces imminent slaughter by Russia, Iran, and Assad regime forces, which have already made it into the model of the 21st century concentration camp. We call upon all of humanity to oppose this and to demand protection for these millions whose only “crime” was to fight for freedom against a fascist regime.

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Climate change, capitalism, and Trump

September 5, 2018

Climate change, capitalism, and Trump

Presentation to the Chicago Local of News and Letters Committees
By Franklin Dmitryev, August 27, 2018

“…the spirit of the time, growing slowly and quietly ripe for the new form it is to assume, disintegrates one fragment after another of the structure of its previous world. That it is tottering to [=>]

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July-August 2018 issue of News & Letters is now online!

July 25, 2018

The July-August 2018 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 63, #4, is available on the web.

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Lead article: Millions denounce Trump’s heinous immigration abuses
Marxist-Humanist analysis of the nature of President Donald Trump’s inhuman immigration policy, the damage it is causing and the outcry against it, including from his own base.

Editorial: Trump-Kim ‘peace’ threatens masses
Marxist-Humanist analysis of [=>]

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Los Angeles Rebellion revisited

June 18, 2018

Report of a meeting in Los Angeles to commemorate the April 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion, which was a reaction to an accumulation of racist actions and policies in Los Angeles and the country, directed against Black people day after day and generation after generation.

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Inhuman Iraqi rush to judgment

May 28, 2018

Iraq’s court system has been blind to the element of coercion as they rush to put to death not only ISIS fighters but their hostages as well. On one April afternoon, two hours was all a judge needed to convict 14 women…

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May-June issue is now online!

May 14, 2018

 

The May-June 2018 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 63, #3, is available on the web.

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Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2018-2019: Fighting Trump and his fascist allies in practice and in theory
Contents:
I.     Donald Trump’s war show
II.   Spreading revolt opens new doors
III. The reality and the myth of contemporary capitalism
IV.  Marx, Lenin, Marxist-Humanism and the philosophy [=>]

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Students in Vermont decry campus racism

April 5, 2018

Students demonstrate at the University of Vermont in Burlington over racial inequality on campus, calling for mandated diversity and equity training for university staff as well as increased recruitment and retention of faculty and staff of color.

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Chicago March For Our Lives

March 25, 2018

On a bitter cold morning on March 24, 2018, over 85,000 of us jammed into Union Park on Chicago’s west side to be part of the March For Our Lives and to join with protesters in 800 other cities across the U.S. and the world.

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March-April 2018 issue is now online!

March 12, 2018

Lead: #MeToo, Women’s Marches show the resistance deepens; Editorial: China–Xi Jinping’s global power grab; Editorial: Youth confront the NRA; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Rosa Luxemburg as feminist; Fight for $15 and labor’s full potential; Uprising in Honduras; Woman as Reason: Iranian women embody revolt; Charles Denby’s life story: the story of the struggle for freedom; Review: Specters of Revolt; Voices From the Inside Out: What is the objective of prisoner unity?; Struggle against solitary confinement continues!; World in View: Syria and International solidarity; More…

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Call for Convention 2018

February 25, 2018

OFFICIAL CALL FOR CONVENTION
to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2018-2019

February 25, 2018

To All Members of News and Letters Committees

Dear Friends:

The deeply ingrained rape culture, already widely known but often hushed up, has been exposed in the broadest way yet by the #MeToo movement. How deep and total is the needed uprooting [=>]

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Iranian women embody the resistance

February 8, 2018

It is no accident that the most recent wave of protests in Iran was preceded by a brave act of a woman in Tehran taking off her hijab in a very public way. Ever since Iran’s Revolution was usurped by Islamic clerics, women have been at the heart of every movement.

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January-February 2018 issue is online!

February 7, 2018

Lead: Iranian workers, youth reach for new revolutionary beginnings; Editorial: Alabama Blacks beat Trump-Moore; Help keep News & Letters behind bars; Voices from the inside out: Prisoners discuss impact of 13th Amendment; From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya–Iran: Unfoldment of, and contradictions in, revolution; New French edition of Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal; World in View: Visage of Hitler rises in Austria; Woman as Reason: The humanism of #MeToo; In Memoriam: Narihiko Ito (1931-2017); Syrians & Iranians unite in D.C. rally; Letter from Mexico: Zapatistas and science for humanity; Another brutal winter of war in Yemen; more …

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November-December 2017 issue is online!

November 18, 2017

Puerto Ricans suffer as Donald Trump plays to his racist base; Editorial: Save the Rohingya, stop the genocide!; Editorial: Abuser-in-chief trashes women; On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution: Historic initiative of the masses and Lenin’s philosophic break; New book–Russia: From Proletarian Revolution to State-Capitalist Counter-Revolution: Selected writings by Raya Dunayevskaya; Detroit Women’s Convention shows women persist; World in View: U.S. ‘democracy’ enters crisis mode; Workers’ revolts threaten Xi Jinping; Woman as Reason: #MeToo; Letter from Mexico: Earthquake: Mexico’s wake-up call; Kris Kobach has something to hide; Judy Tanzawa (Judy Tristan), 1939-2017; Dan Perron, 1959-2017; more…

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#MeToo

October 22, 2017

Women’s liberationist and managing editor of News & Letters Terry Moon writes about why she posted #MeToo on social media and how women’s experiences must impact what revolution has to mean.

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Earthquakes in Mexico: a wake-up call

September 26, 2017

An in-person report of the recent devastating earthquakes in Mexico and how social conditions including capitalism, government corruption, etc., negatively affect rescue efforts; how everyday people’s self-organization makes a significant difference.

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September-October 2017 issue is online!

September 7, 2017

The September-October 2017 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 62, #5, is available on the web.

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Lead article: Rising U.S. racism challenges all freedom movements
A Marxist-Humanist analysis of the history and meaning of the rising of the right-wing neo-Nazi white supremacist movement, its relationship to President Donald Trump and his administration, and its challenge to the [=>]

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July-August 2017 N&L available on the web

July 7, 2017

The July-August 2017 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 62, #4, is available on the web.

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Lead article: The struggle for immigrants’ rights challenges humanity
The massive increase in inhuman attacks against immigrants and undocumented people in the U.S. is spurring new activism and urgency.

From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: A concrete [=>]

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