Tag Archives: American Civilization on Trial

Racism and the fight against it take center stage in the U.S.

Nationwide protests erupted immediately after the outrageous July 13 acquittal of George Zimmerman for murdering 17-year-old African-American high school student Trayvon Martin last year. Within three days, thousands of protesters came out in dozens of cities, and a new group called the Dream Defenders began a 31-day occupation of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, March-April 2013, Part 1

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: AMERICAN CIVILIZATION REMAINS ON TRIAL American Civilization on Trial (ACOT) is not “Black history.” Rather, Blacks play such an enormous role in the U.S. that their history that is in ACOT … Continue reading

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American Civilization on Trial

Raya Dunayevskaya’s sublimely researched American Civilization on Trial: Black Masses as Vanguard (ACOT) deserves a place among the U.S.’s most honest historical treatises. Continue reading

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Lincoln and ‘The Abolitionists’

From the new March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters: Lincoln and ‘The Abolitionists’ The 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and of the Emancipation Proclamation in particular, has a lot of people talking about that history and race relations … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, January-February 2013, Part 1

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: RAVAGES OF CAPITALISM SHOW NEED FOR NEW WORLD The article on “Climate chaos and capitalism” (Sept.-Oct. 2012 N&L) is very relevant, especially the conclusion about how capitalism’s contradiction is that the … Continue reading

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News and Letters Committees Call for Plenum 2013

You can find this on the News and Letters website. OFFICIAL CALL FOR PLENUM to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2013-2014 February 24, 2013 To All Members of News and Letters Committees Dear Friends: The world today is riven between … Continue reading

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American Civilization on Trial: Black masses as vanguard and the dialectic of history

From the new January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation American Civilization on Trial: Black masses as vanguard and the dialectic of history Editor’s note: This year marks … Continue reading

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