RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST WEBZINE – SEPTEMBER 2013
AGAINST U.S ATTACK ON SYRIA! AGAINST THE ASSAD REGIME AND OTHER REACTIONARY FORCES! FOR THE GRASSROOTS SYRIAN REVOLUTION! — Statement by the International Marxist-Humanist Organization (Aug. 30)
As the U.S. rattles its sabers against the Assad regime in Syria in the wake of an apparent attack on civilians with chemical weapons, the situation remains murky. A number of forces — the U.S.-Britain-France, their sometime allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Qatar, the murderous Assad regime, and equally murderous jihadis — are all seeking to stifle the yearnings of the Syrian people to be free of the domination of both local authoritarians and global imperialism.
AFTER TRAYVON: RENEWING THE STRUGGLE AGAINST RACISM, IN FLORIDA AND BEYOND — by J. Turk
The Trayvon Martin verdict is viewed in the context U.S. racialized capitalism. The article focuses on the structures of race/class oppression in Florida, both in the past and today, and the oppositional movements that these structures have engendered. (Aug. 19)
THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY MARCH ON WASHINGTON: A PARTICIPANT’S REPORT — by MCU
A first-hand account of the August 24, 2013 50th Anniversary March on Washington, this article stresses the intertwining of race and class and the need for the anti-racist movement to ground itself in the critique of capitalism. (Aug. 29)
IMPERIAL HUMANITARIANISM IN A U.S. NEOCOLONY: TORTURE OF WOMEN PRISONERS IN THE PHILIPPINES — by E. San Juan, Jr.
Leftist activists continue to be murdered and tortured under liberal President Benigno Aquino III. This process, which has especially brutal outcomes for women, is viewed in the context of U.S. neocolonial domination. An earlier version appeared in Countercurrents.org, in July. (Aug. 27)
FAST FOOD WORKERS TO GO ON STRIKE ACROSS U.S. — by Eric Today, thousands of Fast Food workers across the nation are going on strike, protesting the exploitative conditions that are standard practice in the industry. I am one of those workers, existing at the point where the gears of the capitalist profit machine grind together. Today, I am striking with my fellow workers to try and effect change at the Jimmy John’s store where I work, but also to stand in solidarity with fast food workers around the nation who experience a variety of injustices in their work places every day. (August 29)
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MARX’S CONCEPT OF THE ALTERNATIVE TO CAPITALISM — by Peter Hudis, Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books
MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY — by Heather Brown, Historical Materialism Series, now in paperback with Haymarket Books
THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON HISTORY, CULTURE AND DIALECTICAL THOUGHT — by David Black, Studies in Marxism Humanism Series, Lexington Books, forthcoming fall 2013
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