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WRITINGS OF RAYA DUNAYEVSKAYA

More than one hundred writings of the Marxist-Humanist philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya (1910-1987) that were printed in the paper she founded in 1955, News & Letters, are now available from News and Letters Committees at: http://newsandletters.org/WritingsofRD.asp

Dunayevskaya was one of Trotsky’s secretaries when he was in exile in Mexico. She broke with him over the Hitler/Stalin pact, and later founded News and Letters Committees, developing the philosophy she called Marxist-Humanism. Her books include Marxism and Freedom: from 1776 until today; Philosophy and Revolution: from Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao; and Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution.

A wide-ranging collection of documents from the Raya Dunayevskaya Collection that have appeared in the pages of News & Letters newspaper are available online. The writings, from the 1940s to the 1980s, include work on Marxian economics, Hegelian philosophy, women’s liberation, correspondence with Herbert Marcuse, Eric Fromm, and Adrienne Rich. Only a few of the subjects taken up include the Black liberation struggle in the United States, Che Guevara, the Cuban Revolution, France ’68, and Marxism as a philosophy of “Revolution in Permanence.”

Among the titles: “The Dialectic of Marx’s Grundrisse,” “The Black Dimension in Women’s Liberation,” The Philosophic Legacy of Karel Kosik,” Historic Roots of Israel-Palestine Conflict,” “Levi-Strauss and the Battle of Ideas,” “Rough Notes on Hegel’s Science of Logic,” “Recollections of Leon Trotsky,” “Tragedy of China’s Cultural Revolution,” “On C.L.R. James’ Notes on Dialectics,” “Remembering  Allende, 1973”.

The writings are listed in an index with direct links to the documents and can also be found in back issues of News & Letters to see them in the context in which they were printed.

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Raya Dunayevskaya

NEWS & LETTERS – JULY / AUGUST 2010 ISSUE

The Jul-Aug 2010 issue of News & Letters is now available online:— http://www.newsandletters.org

Lead: BP’s Gulf oil spill lays waste to workers, environment The April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and setting off a colossal oil spill, brought to the fore the contradictions rife in state-capitalism…. 

Editorial: U.S’s endless Afghan war The war in Afghanistan will soon drag on into its tenth year, even as disgust with the war’s conduct has widened–yet Afghanistan is not at the center of public debate.

The new white supremacist United States: The heavily armed neo-Nazis “patrolling” the border between Arizona and Mexico, manhandling and threatening who they will, are a measure of the U.S.’s fall into the abyss. At no time since the Civil Rights era has open racism been so accepted in the public life of this country.

From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya: Recollections of Leon Trotsky
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the August 21, 1940, assassination of Leon Trotsky by an agent of Stalin, we present Dunayevskaya’s “Some Memories of Trotsky,” written in 1965 while visiting Japan.

Plus:  
● Essay by Gloria I. Joseph: Race, class, gender and revolution
● U.S. get out of Okinawa now!
● “Workshop Talks: Battle line over safety”
● “Woman as Reason: Fighting 50 years after the pill”

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