Human Power is its own end – Karl Marx
September-October 2021, Vol. 66, #5

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2021-2022: The dialectic of crises worldwide is testing liberation struggles

September 1, 2021
As another wave of the COVID-19 pandemic swells, too many people are stuck in a recurring nightmare. The world faces multiple existential crises--a global state-capitalist...
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From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: A Post-World War II View of Marx’s Humanism, 1843-1883; Marxist Humanism, 1950s-1980s

September 8, 2021
This essay probes ways to make new beginnings in a period of reaction. It includes some of the themes of her work toward the book...
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World in View: Central Asia reconfigures imperialism

September 9, 2021
The continuing struggle for Afghanistan is not about “tribalism,” or the past—it is an up-to-date product of world capitalism. It is about state power and...
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Rideshare & truck drivers fight bosses

September 10, 2021
Rideshare drivers struck on July 21; and trucking bosses want robots behind the...
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Featured Articles

Woman as Reason: Afghan women pay price for U.S. hubris

August 31, 2021
In Afghanistan the Taliban are murdering men who helped the U.S., UK, and other forces who fought them; and murdering and beating women and girls...
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Taliban reconquest shakes alliances, challenges Left

September 12, 2021
The Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan has shaken world politics and challenged the Left to respond in a revolutionary way. In the absence of truly liberatory...
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Nationwide walkout of Nabisco workers

Nabisco workers nationwide struck over horrendous hours and...
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Ocotlán residents defy criminal mine company

September 20, 2021
Community authorities and residents of the Ocotlán Valley, Oaxaca, are demanding that the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources not give in to pressure...
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World in View: Tunisia put to the test

September 11, 2021
Since 2011, the opposition between a largely secular “Left” and a more religious “Right” has delimited bourgeois democratic politics. This could have been the starting...
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Youth in Action: September-October 2021

September 21, 2021
Youth in several Afghan cities resist Taliban; young Colombians become "First Liners" in resistance actions; high school students march in Los Gatos, Calif., and Ninnekah,...
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Featured Column

Voices From the Inside Out: Monopolies hurt prisoners

Not a month goes by when we don’t hear of some city, state or country challenging corporate monopolies, acting as the guardians of citizens’ rights...
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Review of: ‘They didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties’ by Lisa Levenstein
Adele reviews the book “They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties” by Lisa Levenstein.
Women Worldwide: September-October 2021
Women Indigenous leaders in Canada; forced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada; organic farming collective Green Girls in Gaza; dangers of prenatal sex selection.

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Thoughts from the Outside: After Juneteenth
Today’s descendants of slaves are asked to accept an interpretation of history that centers on acts of the government, not on those of slaves asserting themselves in their lives. Biden’s recognition of the day slaves “received” their freedom from the government, might help secure the African-American vote for the Democratic Party. But even this limited freedom is under attack.

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#BlackLivesMatter: Review of ‘The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart’ by Alicia Garza
Susan Van Gelder reviews the book “The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart” by Alicia Garza.

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Readers’ Views: September-October 2021
Readers’ Views on: Solidarity with Palestinians; Attacks on Democracy; Iranian Revolt; Musicians’ Labor; Damage to Homeless; Covid-19 Killers; Trump and Taliban; Far Right in Portland; Critical Race Theory; Prisoners under Fire; Voices from Behind Bars; Only the Dialectic Can Save Us
Ed Negron: In Memoriam
Elise Barclay remembers Ed Negron, a Chicago activist for Latinx, LGBTQ+ and especially Bisexual rights.

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Daraa and Free Syria
In Daraa, the birthplace of the Syrian Revolution, resistance has continued. Fifty Syrian revolutionaries and their families were forced to leave the city to join other revolutionaries in the Free Syrian enclave in the country’s northwest.

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To build a new society
A search for agroecology, food autonomy and a truly human world after an experience with green capitalism.
Medicare for all!
A high-school student from San Jose read her poem castigating lousy U.S. health insurance at a Medicare For All Rally in San Francisco on July 24.
Queer Notes: September-October 2021
A roundup of Pride events around the world: Pride Afrique; Budapest, Hungary, Pride March; Equality Pride in Warsaw, Poland; Sulong Vaklash in Manila, the Philippines; Pride Parade in Bogotá, Colombia; Resiste Bebita in Lima, Peru; Boston Pride/BP; Chicago Drag March for Change, Pride Without Prejudice and West Side Pride.
Latin America Notes: September-October 2021
Cubans revolt and students speak out amid food and medicine shortages and human rights violations; and Latin America suffers under climate change.

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World in View: ‘Trip to Hyden’
In memory of Tom T. Hall, storyteller (1936-2021)
World in View: Assassination in Haiti
The labyrinthine conspiracy surrounding the July 7 assassination of Haiti’s controversial President Jovenel Moise embodies the retrogression and violence of bourgeois democratic politics.

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