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Charles Denby, worker-editor

As a contribution to Black History Month we reprint Raya Dunayevskaya’s memorial for Charles Denby (1907-1983), her comrade of 35 years, Editor of News & Letters from its founding in 1955 until his death and the author of Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal. Continue reading

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Economism vs. Marx’s humanism

Today’s revival of interest in Marx, especially since the onset of the 2008 economic meltdown, includes a significant strain of economism and has revived controversies and issues addressed by Dunayevskaya in this review-essay of Paul Mattick’s book Marx and Keynes. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, September-October 2013, Part II

Readers’ Views, September-October 2013, Part II Continue reading

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Vorkuta revolt 60 years on: ‘Russia more than ever full of revolutionaries…’

From the new July-August 2013 issue of News & Letters: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: In 1953 Russian slave laborers in Vorkuta acted   ‘Russia more than ever full of revolutionaries…’ Editor’s note: July-August marks the 60th anniversary of … Continue reading

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July-August 2013 issue of News & Letters is now online

News & Letters, July – August 2013. Lead: Turkey, Syria and Iran at crossroads of world revolt; From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: ‘Russia more than ever full of revolutionaries…’; Editorial: Support striking prisoners!; Essay: Communization theory and its discontents truncate Marx’s dialectic; Workshop Talks: The boss is spying; Revolutionary from Turkey speaks; Brazil’s uprising; Teacher and school struggles; and more… Continue reading

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Hegel’s Absolute Idea is for workers

Although we, as a state capitalist tendency, had been saying for years that we live in an age of absolutes, that the task of the theoreticians was the working out materialistically of Hegel’s last chapter on The Absolute Idea, we were unable to relate the daily struggles of the workers to this total conception. The maturity of the age, on the other hand, disclosed itself in the fact that, with automation, the worker began to question the very mode of labor. Thus the workers began to make concrete, and thereby extended, Marx’s profoundest conceptions, for the innermost core of the Marxian dialectic, around which everything turns, is that the transformation of society must begin with the material life of the worker, the producer. Continue reading

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