RECENT ARTICLES AND FEATURES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARXIST-HUMANIST
WEBZINE (December 2014)
AFTER FERGUSON, THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN AMERICA – Statement of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization
There is no justice in America—not for victims of police abuse, and surely not for Blacks and Latinos who are enduring the oppressive apparatus an American “civilization” that long ago shed its last trace
LAPD KETTLES FERGUSON DEMONSTRATORS: A PARTICIPANT’S ACCOUNT – by Robert “Gabe” Gabrielsky
Account by a longtime socialist and labor activist of the arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) of over 100 Ferguson support demonstrators who took to the streets on November 26, and of their inhuman treatment in jail.
FAMILY OF DENVER HOMELESS PREACHER KILLED BY DEPUTIES AWARDED $4.6 MILLION — by Dale Heckerman
Large payouts by Denver sheriffs in deaths of two Black men are tied to race/class structure of U.S.
TOWARDS A MARXIST THEORY OF GENDER? – by Heather Brown and Estelle Cooch
Estelle Cooch interviews Heather Brown, author of the acclaimed book, MARX ON GENDER AND THE FAMILY: A CRITICAL STUDY, on differences between the approaches of Marx and Engels to gender, feminism today, and intersectionality.
ON THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH: MARX AND THE METABOLIC INTERACTIONS BETWEEN HUMYNS AND THE ENVIRONMENT — by Cristina A.
This article notes the writer’s experiences at the Peoples Climate March in New York in September and discusses the linkages between climate destabilization and capitalism through a Marxist lens.
GLOBAL LABOUR AND RECENT POPULAR MOVEMENTS — by Richard Abernethy
Trade unions, political parties and more grassroots forms of organisation are discussed with respect to the UK, Thailand, and Cambodia.
SYRIA: REVOLUTIONARIES CAUGHT BETWEEN ISIS AND US IMPERIALISM — Statement of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization
All eyes are on Kobane, Syria, where Kurdish forces, women as well as men, are under threat of extermination from the reactionary ISIS, even as they seek to defend their social gains. They are doing so in the face of several other forces of reaction, whether US imperialism, the genocidal Assad regime, or the virulently anti-Kurdish Turkish regime.
IS THIS THE END OF DEMOCRACY? ON THE MIDDLE EAST AFTER ISIS – by Mehmet Tas
A long-time Turkish activist discusses how the potential unleashed by the Arab Revolutions risked being stifled by the most recent incarnations of Islamic fundamentalism as well as the short sighted
and self-interested policies of the U.S. and NATO, especially when it comes to Syria and Iraq.
A DECLARATION OF 209 SOCIAL ACTIVISTS OF TABRIZ IN SUPPORT OF KOBANI RESISTANCE
Statement by social activists of Tabriz, Iran, on the revolutionary character of the Kurdish movement in Kobani, and its betrayal by all global and regional powers.
HEALTH CARE ONLY IN U.S.A.: THE TOO OFTEN DEADLY AND TRULY ABSURD — by Lenore Daniels
This narrative of an experience in the “health” care system by a leading writer on Black liberation and feminism underlines how today, more than ever, illness in the U.S. is big business and a source of
relentless profit—with the needs of the human individual rendered almost completely superfluous.
***RECENT BOOKS OF INTEREST (with reviews posted on our Literature pages)
MARX AT THE MARGINS: ON ETHNICITY, NATIONALISM, AND NON-WESTERN SOCIETIES – by Kevin Anderson, new edition for India and South Asia: Pinnacle Learning (New Delhi)
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROSA LUXEMBURG, VOL. I: ECONOMIC WRITINGS 1, edited by Peter Hudis, Verso Books, NOW IN PAPERBACK
THE PHILOSOPHICAL ROOTS OF ANTI-CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON HISTORY, CULTURE AND DIALECTICAL THOUGHT — by David Black, Studies in Marxism and Humanism Series, Lexington Books, hardcover, with subsequent paperback
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 DUNAYEVSKAYA-MARCUSE-FROMM CORRESPONDENCE, 1954-1978: DIALOGUES ON HEGEL, MARX, AND CRITICAL THEORY — edited by Kevin B. Anderson and Russell Rockwell, Lexington Books
We have also posted reviews of these and other of our books in a variety of journals, among them INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST REVIEW OF BOOKS and LINKS: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIALIST RENEWAL
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