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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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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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Call for News and Letters Committees Convention, 2014

News and Letters Committees has posted its OFFICIAL CALL FOR CONVENTION to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2014-2015   February 23, 2014 To All Members of News and Letters Committees   Dear Friends:   The sharpness of revolution and counter-revolution … 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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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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Women as thinkers and revolutionaries

From the new March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya Women as thinkers and revolutionaries Editor’s Note: For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we print below brief excerpts from Raya Dunayevskaya’s 1975-76 … Continue reading

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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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