Human Power is its own end – Karl Marx
January-February 2022, Vol. 67, #1

COP26: Rulers strive to stifle youth response to climate emergency

January 24, 2022
In the face of climate justice movements from below, the rulers are determined to keep control in their hands. With creative new actions and thinking...
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From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Absolute Idea and self-liberation

February 2, 2022
Part of a dialogue with the China scholar Jonathan Spence and of the process of writing Philosophy and Revolution, this piece explains “Hegel’s Absolute Idea...
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Jonathan Spence (1936-2021)

February 3, 2022
Remembering Jonathan Spence, a noted China scholar at Yale and the author of more than a dozen books on Chinese history spanning centuries and social...
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Chile’s final break with Pinochet-ism?

January 26, 2022
The decisive victory of the leftist presidential candidate Boric in December’s election put one more nail in the coffin of Chilean dictator Pinochet’s fascist legacy. There is a vast difference between a Left electoral power and the powerful Left movement that has grown in the...
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Featured Articles

Kellogg workers stood firm in strike

February 3, 2022
Kellogg's workers held a 78-day strike over the company's two-tier wage system. Reported from Battle...
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Essay: Marx’s demystified dialectic and the ‘new society’

February 2, 2022
Ours is an age of total crises and pervasive angst about humanity’s future. Marx’s recreation of Hegel’s freedom Idea, a humanism that is directly part...
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Editorial: Attack on abortion harms democracy

February 3, 2022
The raging attack on abortion rights is an attack on freedom by fascist leaders and their followers who want to undermine democracy and save a...
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World in View: Hong Kong repression

The Communist Party government is clamping down in Hong Kong following rigged Dec. 23 Legislative Council elections that were boycotted by most...
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Raya Dunayevskaya now available in Turkish!

Now available in Turkish! 'Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution' by Raya Dunayevskaya. Translated by Melda Yaman, published by Köstebek...
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‘Don’t Look Up’ movie speaks to threat of climate chaos

February 2, 2022
The film "Don't Look Up" summed up the alarm so many of us feel about the climate crisis, including activists and scientists. The reviewer hopes...
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Featured Column

Voices from the Inside Out: No aid on the way out

January 27, 2022
Just before his release, Robert Taliaferro writes about the lack of resources for prisoners who leave prison. "They are left to their own devices to...
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Editorial: No to Putin’s planned war in Ukraine

January 26, 2022
Saber-rattling rhetoric, troop movements, and threats of open warfare have accompanied rounds of diplomatic meetings between Russia, the U.S., NATO, and other European powers over...
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Woman as Reason: The abortion pill is not magic
While the U.S. Supreme Court is set to either gut or overturn Roe V. Wade, women cannot depend on the abortion pill alone. The fight for women to control our own bodies is a fight for freedom and should be waged as such. It is time to make that luminously clear.
Review of: ‘Feminism for women: The Real Route to Liberation’
The author—Julie Bindel, a radical feminist writer and activist fighting violence against women since the 1970s—noticed young feminists becoming disillusioned with more recent movements posing as feminism.
Women WorldWide, Jan.-Feb. 2022
Women demonstrate at Boise State University against misogynist professor Scott Yenor; four male porn stars in France were charged with rape after 53 women performers complained; Sudanese women demonstrated in three cities against gang rapes by security forces; and in India, two men and a woman were arrested for creating a website pretending to “auction” over 100 Muslim women as slaves.

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Teachers fight for health
Account of the struggle between the Chicago Teachers’ Union and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over returning to remote learning while COVID-19 infections are surging, from Jan. 4 to 12.
Jeep pollutes Detroit
Stellantis, formerly Fiat Chrysler before merging with Peugeot, practices environmental racism with increased emissions from the Mack plant in a Black Detroit neighborhood, which it “offsets” in a less polluted suburban area.
Handicap This!: January-February 2022
Handicap This! on disgusting comments by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the disabled; the opening of a center for people who struggle with mental health and other issues in Wales; discrimination on many U.S. university campuses against the disabled; and the Society for Philosophy and Disability.

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Readers’ Views: January-February 2022, Part One
Readers’ Views on: Labor: Teachers Face Politician Bosses; Labor: Automation and the New Humanism; Socialism, Statism and Philosophy; Fake ‘Right to Life’; Eviction Tsunami; Agribusiness vs. Planet; Afghanistan Exploited; Taiwan Faces China and U.S.; Desmond Tutu; With the Migrant Caravan; U.S. vs. Palestinians

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Readers’ Views: January-February 2022, Part Two
Readers’ Views on: Racist Censorship; Learning from 1619; Backlash to Women, Blacks; Racism and the Far Right; Censorship in Prison; The 13th Amendment and Slave Labor; Incarcerated Immigrants Face Racism; Trans Women Abused in Prison; Prison Activist Resource Center (Parc)

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Thoughts from the Outside: Homelessness & the needed humanism

Faruq observes that the money going into the “homeless problem” is spent on mediators, not the people who are homeless, who must be related to as human beings, as part of setting afoot a new human being for the whole world
Voices from the Inside Out: New prison policy violates the law
A new Wisconsin policy on mail to prisoners breaks the law and violates their rights, senders’ rights and due process
Untitled (Unexceptional and Unforgettable)
Charles Tookers’ ode to his first three years of solitary confinement

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Queer Notes: January-February 2022

Queer Notes on Nobody’s Darling, a new Queer bar in Chicago; the death of Rebecca Juro, radio host and advocate for Trans rights; LGBTQ+ reaction to the election of Gabriel Boric in Chile; and LGBTQ+ discrimination in South Korea.

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Agony of Afghanistan

Half a year after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the Taliban purges women from public life, brutally murders its opponents and has forced thousands to go underground or leave their country. Women have been especially creative in the widespread, multidimensional resistance.
Youth in Action: January-February 2022
Youth in Action on militant demonstrations against the military in Myanmar; students walked out of class at Chicago high school over racism; and the marking of the ninth anniversary of the gruesome murders in Paris of three Kurdish women activists.

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World in View: French election shows bourgeois crisis

French President Macron’s calculated use of fascist language marked a new low. He may have felt it necessary in response to the racist, anti-immigrant campaign of Eric Zemmour.
World in View: Africa’s capitalism and Sudan’s revolution
Congo’s joining the East African Community epitomizes the plans being made over the heads of the African masses. The contradictions between the people, local capitalists and other power brokers, and world imperialism will intensify as these developments go forward. In effect, the elites would like to create a mechanism for mediating social contradictions in the wake of Sudan’s revolution.
World in View: Maxwell’s iceberg
The guilty verdicts in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial don’t end the Jeffrey Epstein story. Prosecutors conducted it to reveal as little as possible about their network and associates—as if “settling family business”—but much has been learned.

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