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Editorial: ISIS, U.S. both savage Iraq

The explosive advances of the army of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), crossing from Syria into northern and central Iraq, have brought deeper miseries to the Iraqi people who might have expected they had already endured the worst, including the effects of U.S. imperialist policy. Atrocities from mass shootings and beheadings to systematic kidnapping and rapes of women—that the world and U.S. foreign policy ignored when IS carried them out against anti-Assad revolutionaries in Syria—in Iraq no longer remained hidden. Continue reading

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Bolivia’s two worlds

A new conflict broke out in Bolivia at the end of March. Thousands of miners blocked highways in five departments of Bolivia to protest a pending new mining law. Three miners were killed by the national police, while the miners took dozens of police hostage. Continue reading

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Venezuela protests

What began in early February as a small student protest against a sexual assault at a university campus in the state of Tachira, which the government repressed, spread to a number of other campuses and cities, where demonstrations were also repressed and students arrested. Seizing the moment, a faction of the right-wing opposition party called for more protests, demanding the removal of President Maduro from office. 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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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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Latin America in view

Bolivia’s Statism; Guatemala’s Genocide Trial in Disarray; Honduras coup anniversary 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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Climate change and development

Another devastating sign of capitalism’s degeneracy is its failure even to slow down climate change. Youth have spearheaded a new movement to control it. It is the actual social relations, relations of production, forms of labor, relationship to the land and other means of production, by which we can judge what must be uprooted, and to what extent any society has or has not moved to a path of development that breaks from capitalism’s never-ending growth of capital, or, as Marx put it, production for production’s sake. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, January-February 2013, Part 2

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: ARCHIVES AS LIVING I have been following the readings for the 2012-2013 Marxist-Humanist discussions with great enthusiasm. I was especially energized by the “Women as force and reason of revolution” selections. … Continue reading

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News and Letters Committees Call for Plenum 2013

You can find this on the News and Letters website. OFFICIAL CALL FOR PLENUM to Work Out Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2013-2014 February 24, 2013 To All Members of News and Letters Committees Dear Friends: The world today is riven between … Continue reading

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