Human Power is its own end – Karl Marx
September-October 2022, Vol. 67, #5

Women, youth fight back as horror of abortion bans unfolds

September 6, 2022
Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has overturned women’s right to abortion, the profound ramifications of that unprecedented decision are becoming known....
... Read more

Woman as Reason: Fighting against forced veiling

September 24, 2022
Forced veiling is a cruel means of controlling women, used by totalitarians to distract citizens from leaders’ failures like rising prices and disasters like floods,...
... Read more

From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Letter to Adrienne Rich–Women’s liberation, Gay liberation & dialectic

September 13, 2022
This letter expands on the reason for writing Philosophy and Revolution, and on the concepts of “woman as revolutionary reason as well as force” and...
... Read more

Essay: State-capitalism and the idea of freedom

Wislanka reviews Lea Ypi's 'Free,' a testimonial of experiencing both "socialism" and then a Western style of life in 1990's Albania, and relates it to the present moment. The book asks what freedom means and the essay takes it deeper in the new context of wars, fascism, resistance from below and the self-development of the idea of...
... Read more
Featured Articles

War on teachers is a war on students

September 10, 2022
In school districts across the nation all eyes are on 4,500 striking teachers in Columbus, Ohio, who agreed to return to the classroom after a...
... Read more

Kei ‘Basho’ Utsumi (1935-2022)

September 6, 2022
A remembering of the revolutionary life of Kei ‘Basho’ Utsumi (1935-2022), written by Buddy Bell, who knew Basho and worked with him in the last...
... Read more

Maasai evictions

September 13, 2022
Tanzania is violently evicting Indigenous Maasai people in the name of "conservation" to create a game preserve for United Arab Emirates...
... Read more

Editorial: SCOTUS trashes freedom

September 6, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decisions reveal its aim to aid in the destruction of democracy and ride the winds of racism, sexism and neo-fascism....
... Read more

Will China make war on Taiwan?

September 13, 2022
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan provoked controversy. Times may have changed since Nixon met Mao but then as now, look to internal reasons...
... Read more

World in View: Grave contradictions plague Mexico

Two ongoing events in Mexico: 1) The state finally admitted its role in the 2014 murder of 43 Ayotzinapa students, and 2) the administration's construction...
... Read more
Featured Column

Voices from the Inside Out: What is criminal justice reform?

September 25, 2022
A critical view from a prisoner against the criminal justice system: "If the criminals running the justice system aren’t held accountable, the criminal justice system...
... Read more

Editorial: Ukraine is a beacon against fascism & war

September 9, 2022
Ukraine is afraid of losing European supporters after having fought off a Russian invasion for six months in the largest war in Europe since World...
... Read more
More Articles

Page 2
What abortion denial does to women
Review of “The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having—or Being Denied—an Abortion.” The study was conducted before the overturn of Roe v. Wade, and Diana Greene Foster investigated the real experiences of women receiving abortions in the first and second trimester.
Women Worldwide: September-October 2022
Women Worldwide on Pope’s apology to Indigenous peoples in Canada; Sudan rolling back rights women had won over the past two years; the conviction of Aydin Coban in Canada for sextortion, and Spain passing the “only yes means yes law”.

Page 3
UN documents Uyghur forced labor, torture
The pretext for China’s genocidal campaign against Uyghurs was “Countering Religious Extremism.” Under China’s “anti-terrorism law system” a new UN report states, “acts of legitimate protest, dissent and other human rights activities or of genuine religious activity fall within terrorism.”
Fired for going grey
Privately owned Canadian TV network CTV and its corporate parent Bell Media abruptly fired long-time news anchor Lisa LaFlamme. The reason? She let her hair go grey.
Iowa workers strike
Workers on strike at the Ingredion plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, rallied on Sept. 1, marking one month since the strike began. Ingredion demanded the right to charge as much as $500 more for health insurance, freeze the two tiers of workers in place, and eliminate jobs.

Page 5
Monkeypox, inequality and imperialism
Prisoner Easley discusses how capitalist imperialism worsens the monkeypox epidemic and other crises.

Page 6
Readers’ Views: September-October 2022, Part One
Readers’ Views on Abortion Rights Struggles; Ukraine, Russia and the Left; Marx and Transgender; World Food Crisis; Normalized Domestic Violence, and Ecuador’s Uprising.
Readers’ Views, September-October 2022: Kei Utsumi (Basho), 1935-2022
What a loss we feel with the passing of Kei Utsumi. Several readers and writers share their remembrances.

Page 7
Readers’ Views: September-October 2022, Part Two
Readers’ Views on Hegel’s Third Attitude; Capital, Fascism & Revolution, Grasping the Spirit of the Times, and Voices from Behind Bars.

Page 8
The debt owed to Haiti
A demonstration by Haiti Action Committee called on Citibank to stop funding death squads and others who massacre Haitians demanding the right to even stay on their own land.
Lindokuhle Mnguni assassinated
Abahlali baseMjondolo denounces the assassination of Lindokuhle Mnguni, discusses his character and activity as an intellectual/militant from below, and calls for solidarity as the struggle continues.

Page 9
Handicap This!: September-October 2022
Handicap This! on disabled dancer Rodney Bell Ngati Maniapoto; disabled students’ fight for rights at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and Ireland’s first Disability Pride and Power Festival in July.
Tigray war and famine
A critical update after the collapse of the five-month “truce” between Ethiopian government troops and the Tigray Peoples Liberation Front. Even before the ceasefire breakdown, the specter of mass starvation loomed over the people of Tigray.

Page 11
Climate law: Capital’s strategic retreat
A critical view on the first big U.S. climate bill, the Inflation Reduction Act, showing its deep limitations and the truly transformational alternative reached for by climate justice movements, including Indigenous struggles and youth climate strikes and occupations.
Youth in Action: September-October 2022
A high school protest in Denton, Texas; a demonstration in Lindblom Academy in Chicago; a protest in Oklahoma against dress codes; a students’ occupation at Marquette University, and the creation of a woman-friendly, LGBTQ+ inclusive skate crew in Chicago.
Queer Notes: September-October 2022
Queer notes on human rights violations on LGBTQ+ people in Ghana; anti-LGBTQ+ actions against UpRising Bakery and Café in Lake in the Hills, Illinois; and South Korea’s Seoul Queer Culture Festival.

Page 12
World in View: Tunisia retrogression
A critical note on the post-Arab Spring Tunisia, which has gone back to one-man rule.
World in View: Sierra Leone protests
A view of the Aug. 10 protest in Freetown, Sierra Leone, its causes and its immediate aftermath
World in View: Korea’s labor camps
From the mid-1960s through the 1980s, South Korea’s military dictators created “welfare centers,” which were more like concentration camps. One of those was Brothers Home, in which grave human rights violations took place.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License