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The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution Talk for the Chicago Local of News and Letters Committees By Franklin Dmitryev, November 13, 2017 Rewriting history is one of the rulers’ most potent weapons. That rewriting goes on constantly, every day, … Continue reading

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Reading Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program

[I am posting this piece I wrote in 2006 because I believe it sheds light on current debates on interpreting Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program and broader debates about Marxist-Humanism. It was originally published in Pre-Convention Discussion Bulletin #2, August 2006, … Continue reading

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Los Zapatistas y los padres y estudiantes de Ayotzinapa: Una unión decisiva

Un nuevo momento en la dialéctica de la lucha LOS ZAPATISTAS Y LOS PADRES Y ESTUDIANTES DE AYOTZINAPA: UNA UNIÓN DECISIVA Eugene Gogol Desde el asesinato de tres estudiantes y la desaparición de otros 43 de la Escuela Normal Rural Raúl … Continue reading

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From the writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: 1953 letters on Hegel’s Absolutes

Raya Dunayevskaya’s May 12, 1953, letter—presented in two parts, here and in the next issue—is one of the historic-philosophic writings included in The Philosophic Moment of Marxist-Humanism. Continue reading

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Unchaining the revolutionary dialectic

Marx, by unchaining the dialectic, discovered a whole new continent of thought and of revolution. Marx’s critique of Hegelian dialectic meant not merely a substitution of materialism for idealism, but an extension of the dialectic from its seeming burial in Thought alone by the presence of the dialectic in the development of reality. Continue reading

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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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May-June 2014 News & Letters online

May-June 2014 News & Letters online: “From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy”; “Unchaining the revolutionary dialectic”; much more… Continue reading

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