The May-June 2019 issue of News & Letters, Vol. 64, #3, is available on the web, along with several web-only articles.
Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2019-2020–Humanity’s choice: Freedom and revolution or fascism, war and genocide
Draft thesis for discussion about where the world is heading, and what to do about it from a revolutionary standpoint.
I. Two opposite directions: Climate strike and genocide
II. Remaking the world order in the image of the far right
III. World crises in economy, politics, ideology—and the missing link of philosophy
IV. Humanity’s never-ending quest for liberation
V. What to do in a world in upheaval
From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: The economy and dialectics of liberation
Raya Dunayevskaya’s archives column explores taking “a further look into the  economy, to measure the depth of the recession, not for statistical purposes, but for the relationship of dialectics of liberation to economic ills.” It bears striking relevance for what is happening in 2019.
Woman as Reason: Algerian women at the forefront
There is no question that women are a vital part of the movement in Algeria since it erupted on Feb. 22, fighting to bring down le pouvoir—the power structure—that has been running the country and their lives since 1999.
Uber and Lyft drivers strike against pay cuts
Uber and Lyft drivers held a 25-hour strike in Los Angeles to protest pay cuts.
Essay: What is socialism? Socialism, labor, and the Black demension
Marxist-Humanist Bob McGuire looks through history to Marx’s relationship to labor and the Black movement for freedom and then to our day and the relationship of Marxist-Humanism to labor and the Black struggle for freedom in speaking to the question many are asking today: What is socialism?
World in View: The genius of the Sudanese revolution
The brilliant Sudanese revolution is another in a line of rebellions against reactionary rule.
Voices From the Inside Out: Served the time but kept in prison
Robert Taliaferro writes of the harm done to prisoners by then Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson’s actions in the 1990s to keep prisoners behind bars despite the laws for mandatory release.
Handicap This!: Nursing home blues
Nursing home resident tells of feeling like a prisoner in her home, and overcrowding, malpractice and mistreatment of residents caused by underfunding and understaffing in for-profit nursing homes.
Stop HB6: Ohio nuke industry bailout!
A call by an Ohio Sierra Club Nuclear Free Committee member to oppose Ohio House nuclear bailout legislation that would allow rebuilding two nuclear reactors and bill energy customers for the costs.
Letter from Mexico: Remembering Emiliano Zapata
Praxis en América Latina organizer J.G.F. Héctor takes up the revolutionary legacy of Emiliano Zapata, and resistance to the president and his attempt to appropriate Zapata.
World in View: European Union elections: mixed signals
Elections to the European Parliament will be held in late May and will be a measure of the strength of the far right, racist anti-immigrant parties that have been gaining political power on the continent.
Review: Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work
Adele reviews “Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women’s Work,” by Jenny Brown.
30,000 in Italy protested World Congress of Families; Sudan’s first female-run radio show; survivors of prostitution marched from France, arriving to Germany for Survivor’s Day; Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center in Nigeria provides pro bono legal services and research to fight civil rights violations and violence against women.
Chicago vigil for Syria, Yemen and Crimea
Participant report of a Chicago vigil in solidarity with the people of Syria, Yemen, Crimea, and other lands.
Readers’ Views on: Socialism and a philosophy of revolution; Sudan in revolt; Iran vs. Iranians; Flint, Mich., play captures voices; Notre-Dame and fracking on native land; gun control debate; labor strikes; debate on fascism; Trump and DeVos; and voices from behind bars.
International Transgender Day of Visibility; Puerto Rico bans gay reparative conversion therapy administered to minors; a Catholic hospital’s discrimination against Oliver Knight; and Chuck Kramer’s exhibit, “Faces Out & Proud.”
San Francisco Youth Climate Strike
Bay Area youth exuberantly join in a global march for the climate, raising awareness of climate change.
Youth in Action
An action against Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School allowing the ranking of girls by boys; K-8 Charter Day School students win against sexist dress code; Savitribai Phule Pune University graduate students win stipends and demonstrate for better meals; University of Illinois at Chicago graduate student teaching assistants strike.
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Samir Flores murder
Thousands marched in Mexico City, Feb. 22, to protest the murder of journalist and environmental activist Samir Flores Soberanes. He had been shot twice, execution style, on Feb. 20, at his home.
East Africa unity?
Exploitative Chinese capital investment is what the East African Community economic zone has in common–a betrayal of their anthem “Jumiya Yetu,” which speaks of community.
Fascist massacre in New Zealand
Fascist mass murderer and terrorist who murdered New Zealand worshippers embodies today’s very dangerous ideological confusion, calling for genocide while also calling for workers’ rights and environmentalism.
Science in Venezuela
Under the regime of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela, scientific institutions are falling apart.
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