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Neville Alexander

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View Neville Alexander by Gerry Emmett We mourn the passing of South African revolutionary and scholar Neville Alexander. Born in the rural Eastern Cape, Alexander moved to Cape Town … Continue reading

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Gilberto López y Rivas: “A little self-criticism wouldn’t be bad”

Gilberto López y Rivas wrote a column in the April 27 issue of the Mexican newspaper La Jornada titled “Un poco de autocrítica no haría mal” (A little self-criticism wouldn’t be bad) that brings in Raya Dunayevskaya’s critique of vanguardism.  … Continue reading

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Indignant Heart and Charles Denby’s self-development as worker-editor

Recently, Charles Denby has been getting some much-deserved recognition.  Denby was a lifelong revolutionary, an African-American production worker who became the editor of News & Letters at its founding in 1955 until his death in 1983, and wrote a column … Continue reading

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Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Essay Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists by Ron Kelch [Absolute negativity] is the simple point of the negative relation to self, the innermost source of all activity, of all animate and spiritual self-movement, the … Continue reading

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A Letter to Natalia Trotsky on the Theory of State Capitalism

The Marxists Internet Archive has added another interesting piece to their Raya Dunayevskaya Archive.  There’s a post about it here: A Letter to Natalia Trotsky on the Theory of State Capitalism

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Revolution, organization and philosophy

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011 Parts IV and V of Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2011-2012 Revolution and counter-revolution take world stage Contents: I. The Arab Spring II. The wars at home III. Japan: earthquake, tsunami … Continue reading

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Recollections of Leon Trotsky on the 70th anniversary of his assassination

Tomorrow will be the 70th anniversary of the assassination of Leon Trotsky, one of the most important leaders of the Russian Revolution, by an agent of Stalin. For this occasion, News & Letters reprinted Raya Dunayevskaya’s “Some Memories of Trotsky,” … Continue reading

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