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From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy

Revolution and counter-revolution contend now, while the prolonged global capitalist economic crisis refuses to end. The question arises: where is the needed banner of total uprooting of the system and creation of new human relations as the goal? This objective need is present in every struggle from outright revolution in the Middle East to movements in the U.S. Beset by attacks and contradictions, they have in turn sparked counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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Ukraine and Bosnia: historic uprisings

In Ukraine, an unexpected eruption of mass struggle led to the overthrow of Ukraine’s corrupt, oligarchic, and ultimately murderous President Viktor Yanukovych. In Bosnia, at the same time, massive, nationwide discontent with the corrupt system left in place when the 1995 Dayton Accords partitioned the country has led to the equally unexpected creation of new forms of democratic organization. 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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Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14 is the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, the only person born in a North Korean slave labor camp to escape, doing so at the age of 23 in 2005. Shin’s life is testament to the putrid essence of that militarized, state-capitalist totalitarian society. Continue reading

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Puncturing myths about de-Stalinization

Newly posted on the Marxist Internet Archive, transcribed by Kevin Michaels: Where Is Russia Going? by Raya Dunayevskaya, from the March 30, 1956, issue of News & Letters. Since the recent 20th Congress of the Russian Communist Party, the capitalist … Continue reading

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