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News and Letters Committees Call for Plenum 2015

Official Call for national gathering of News and Letters Committees to work out Marxist-Humanist perspectives for 2015-2016 Continue reading

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On THE Philosophic Point and Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy

To understand today we must begin at the beginning, that is to say, as always, with Marx. Specifically the two periods are: the first and the last, the first being the philosophic moment, 1844 [Marx’s Humanist Essays or Economic-Philosophic Manuscripts]. That laid the ground for all future development. The last being the long hard trek and process of developments–all the revolutions, as well as philosophic-political-economic concretizations, culminating in Capital. Yet the full organizational expression of all came only then, i.e., the last decade, especially the 1875 Critique of the Gotha Program. Why only then? Continue reading

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Communization theory’s missing link: dialectical mediation; what happens after

The impasse in the anti-capitalist movement after Occupy has led to theoretical stirrings over what to do organizationally, not just about the abolition of capitalism, but a positive concept of the future after capitalism. This is an opportunity to engage Marx’s view of these concerns, which was rooted in his 1844 declaration of a revolutionary humanism as the positive in the negative that opens up to a totally new future by refusing to be defined by what it is against. Continue reading

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Communization theory and its discontents truncate Marx’s dialectic

The persisting economic crisis has spurred new interest in Karl Marx including “Communization Theory” which projects Marx’s dialectic as a total break with capitalism but without posing a need for dialectical mediation beyond capitalism. Continue reading

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The Left and Malala Yousafzai

From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Woman as Reason The Left and Malala Meredith Tax, a women’s liberationist and political activist since the late 1960s, author of The Rising of the Women: Feminist Solidarity and Class Conflict, … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1 REVOLUTION, COUNTER-REVOLUTION AND NEED FOR PHILOSOPHY In the Draft of Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2012-2013, published in the last issue, while the global analysis is good, it is … Continue reading

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