December 14th, 2022
Donna, vita, libertà: le origini della rivolta in Iran
By Janet Afary, Kevin B. Anderson
This article will appear in Dissent’s Winter 2023 issue, out in January, and was published online on Dec. 2. The Italian version, trans. by Mauricio Acerbo, appeared in his blog, Sandwiches di realtà.
December 12th, 2022
Femme, vie, liberté : les origines du soulèvement en Iran
By Janet Afary, Kevin B. Anderson
This article will appear in Dissent’s Winter 2023 issue, out in January, and was published online on Dec. 2 here We are publishing the French version, which appeared in Entre les lignes entre les mots.
December 04th, 2022
Kadın, Yaşam, Özgürlük: İran’daki Ayaklanmanın Tarihi Kökenleri
This article will appear in Dissent’s Winter 2023 issue, out in January, and was published online on Dec. 2. We are publishing the Turkish version, which appeared in fikrikadim.
December 02nd, 2022
Woman, Life, Freedom: The Origins of the Uprising in Iran
By Janet Afary, Kevin B, Anderson
The massive protests in Iran, fueled by the audacity of young women and children, are rooted in over a century of struggle. This article will appear in Dissent‘s Winter 2023 issue, out in January. French Translation Italian Translation Turkish Translation
October 19th, 2022
Tunisia: End of the Democratic Republic Established by the 2011 Revolution
On October 3, Tunisia’s UGTT labor confederation threatened to launch street protests if authoritarian President Kais Saied went ahead with plans to negotiate further austerity with the IMF. Sadly, it is unclear if this threat by the country’s largest labor organization will have any immediate effect on the country’s increasingly rapid slide into authoritarian rule.
October 05th, 2022
Louis Dupré, Dialectical Humanist
The January 2022 death at age 96 of philosopher Louis Dupré constitutes a real loss to Marxist and Hegelian thought, and to Continental Philosophy more generally. Even though he was a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Yale University, no obituaries have appeared in the mainstream U.S. media, a shocking development that reveals both […]
September 15th, 2022
Lessons from Marx’s Classic Work, Critique of the Gotha Program, as Seen in Our New Translation — and in Light of What Faces Us Today
What We Face in the World Situation When we met in Convention two years ago, Donald Trump was still president of the US, a fact that certainly underlined the global fascist threat, while at the same time, the international Black Lives Matter uprising was at its zenith and the Sanders campaign had just swept across […]
August 30th, 2022
The Five Lives of Raya Dunayevskaya: Sources of Intersectional Marxism
By Kevin B. Anderson, Kieran Durkin, Heather Brown
The history of women thinkers is marked by enforced obsolescence, especially once male counterparts start working in the same terrain. Think of Hypatia or Rosa Luxemburg, nearly forgotten in the years following their assassinations. Sometimes interest in these thinkers is revived, however, years or centuries later. The life and work of Raya Dunayevskaya (1910–1987)—a Marxist, a Russian immigrant, a humanist, […]
July 26th, 2022
No, Karl Marx Was Not Eurocentric
Critics of Marx have accused him of imposing a European model of historical development on the rest of the world. But the real Marx rejected Eurocentric thinking and developed a sophisticated view of world history in all its diversity and complexity.
June 24th, 2022
French Parliamentary Elections: Left Surges, But Neofascists Also Gain Amid Centrist “Neutrality”
The June parliamentary elections created a large space for the French Left, something not seen in decades. The right-of-center government of President Emmanuel Macron’s Together! bloc suffered a huge defeat, not even obtaining an absolute majority in the National Assembly, with 245 of 577 seats, down almost 100 from the 2017 election. A leftwing coalition, […]