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.

View the issue online or as pdf.

Special announcement: Now available online! The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection, the Marxist-Humanist Archives
www.rayadunayevskaya.org 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 this website.

Lead: Refugees risk death fleeing war, terror and climate chaos
Worldwide, the refugee crisis is unprecedented and is fueled by war, terrorism and climate change. The worldwide response is paltry with country after country turning away or deporting frantic and desperate people in search of a safe haven.

Editorial: Black Lives Matter NOW!
The video of Cpl. Eric Casebolt’s June 5 attack on Dejerria Becton and other kids at a pool party in McKinney, Texas, went viral because it was simultaneously shocking and commonplace. In 2015 USA, protests were inevitable and were heard around the world.

In-person report: Yemen, where dreams are impossible
Under the control of religious armed militias, Yemenis live a humiliating life and die in insulting ways! Now death is the closest thing to Yemenis, whereas our dreams have become impossible.

Workshop Talks: When workers’ own time begins
How, on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, does that document speak to what workers and prisoners are facing today?

From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: The meaning of revolutionary archives
In celebrating the online publication of the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection, we present excerpts of her Introduction/Overview to Volume XII, which takes up the Marxist-Humanist concept of archives as not only retrospective but perspective, in the quest to establish “continuity with the historic course of human development.”

Woman as Reason: Twenty years after Srebrenica: A Women’s Court demands justice
Now there is the convening in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on May 7 of the Women’s Court on war crimes against women during the war in the 1990s. Women came together from all corners of the former Yugoslavia to demand justice for the crimes committed against them during the wars and the suffering that followed.

Chicago teachers prepare to strike
Over 1,000 teachers and labor supporters rallied three weeks before the Chicago Teachers Union contract expires. The Thompson Center plaza was a sea of red T-shirts with teachers and other unionists chanting “This means war!” about the contract battle ahead.

Winds of change from Alberta?
Analysis of the New Democratic Party victory and the election of Rachel Notley as Premier in the May 5 Alberta, Canada, provincial election. It is critically important that we use this time well.

World in View: Charleston terrorism
The racist murder of nine people at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., is the characteristic U.S. form of terrorism, directed against the expression of Black self-determination.



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Deborah Cunningham, 1945-2015
Women WorldWide
What is Transgender solidarity?

Page 3
UAW makes new effort to organize Volkswagen
South China Sea dispute

Page 7
Readers’ Views

Page 8
Black Lives Matter actions: Baltimore, Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles
Becoming a handicap activist
Handicap This!

Page 9
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Transgender liberation at the Left Forum
Queer Notes

Page 10
The folly of jailing the elderly and non-violent

Page 11
Letter from Mexico: The Zapatistas and Critical Thought
Youth in Action
Mass march to keep ‘oil in the soil’
Pacific nuclear tests still costing lives
Women prisoners and allies create health fair

Page 12, World in View
Turkey’s election
Iran’s role in Syria
Spanish elections
Chile students protest


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