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RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBZINE (July 2013)

THE UNCONSCIONABLE ACQUITTAL OF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN — by Dale Parsons
Summary: The acquittal of the murderer of Trayvon Martin shows, “beyond reasonable doubt,” that unconscionable acts of murder and abuse against Black Americans continue to define the social and legal structures of this land, and that racism is more than ever the Achilles heel of American “civilization.”

EGYPTIAN REVOLUTIONARIES PUSH OUT ISLAMISTS, BUT FACE ANOTHER ROUND OF MILITARY RULE  — by Kevin Anderson
Summary: The overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood government involved an unprecedented level of popular mobilization that has created a new opening for the Egyptian and the worldwide revolutionary movement.  At the same time, the new military-backed government carries with it serious dangers, as do the contradictions within the left itself, including on gender.

ONE LEAP FORWARD, TWO LEAPS BACK: PROGRESS ON LGBT RIGHTS VS. BACKWARD MOVE ON CIVIL RIGHTS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS — by Peter Hudis
Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision represents a crucial leap forward for LGBT rights. However, it takes place at the very time that the Court has pushed the country further backward on race relations.

REAFFIRMING THE CHARTISTS’ REVOLUTIONARY MOMENT — by Dan La Botz
Labor historian and activist Dan La Botz reviews David Black and Chris Ford’s 1839: The Chartist Insurrection. This critical review stresses that “The authors aim is to show that modern Britain, so often thought of as a model of moderation and gradualism, . . . does indeed have a revolutionary, working class tradition.” Originally appeared in New Politics.

A DEBATE ON SOCIALISM AND THE MARKET — by Phil Walden and Richard Abernethy
Summary: This exchange of emails followed a discussion at a public meeting of the Oxford Communist Corresponding Society (website: http://communistcorrespondingsociety.org) on the subject of “A beginner’s guide to economic planning” on 30 May 2013.

SLOVENIA ON THE ROAD TO PERIPHERY — by Aljosa Slamersak
Summary: This article, written by a member of the Slovenian Marxist left, covers the impact of the global economic crisis in terms of its effects on the population and the neoliberal maneuvers of established political forces, including on the part of the center left.  At the same time, anger and a clarity of vision concerning capitalism itself are building among the population.

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MANY ARTICLES on our site have recently been translated from English into Persian, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Portuguese. (See the Languages Pages.)

*** RECENT BOOKS OF INTEREST ***

MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM — by Peter Hudis
Historical Materialism Series, Brill Academic Publishers, hardcover
2012, paperback June 2013

MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY — by Heather Brown
Historical Materialism Series, Brill Academic Publishers, hardcover
2012, paperback June 2013

RECENT BOOK REVIEWS:
Review of The Dunayevskaya-Marcuse-Fromm Correspondence, 1954-1978, ed. by Kevin Anderson and Russell Rockwell:
-Joane Braune, in Marx & Philosophy Review of Books (April 30)

Reviews of Kevin Anderson, Marx at the Margins:
-Ben Selwyn, “Beyond the Western World,” International Socialism (April 13)
-Marcel Stoetzler, “Marx on Modernity, Revisited,” Patterns of Prejudice (47:2)

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NEW CONSTITUTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST ORGANIZATION
It lays out principles and an organizational form for a revolutionary organization rooted in Marx and the heritage of Marxist-Humanism. At the same time, it takes cognizance of the present moment in terms of (1) the crisis of capitalism and the need for an alternative; (2) the forces of opposition — rank & file labor, women’s liberation, youth, African-Americans and other oppressed minorities, and sexual minorities.  (See About page.)

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