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, […]
April 20th, 2022
Official Call for Convention: The War Against Ukraine, the Resurgent Right, and the Quest for a Humanist Alternative – Developing Our Response to a New Global Turning Point
Official Call for Convention To Work Out the Philosophical, Political, and Organizational Perspectives of the International Marxist-Humanist Organization Drafted by Peter Hudis, with Kevin B. Anderson, Heather Brown, Dave Black, Lilia D. Monzo, Rehmah Sufi, Jens Johansson, Rocío Lopez, Sushanta Roy, and Bill Young Part I: Putin’s War Against Ukraine and its Global Ramifications Russia’s […]
March 21st, 2022
Revisiting Marx on Race, Capitalism, and Revolution
Did Karl Marx have a theory of race and capitalism? Not exactly, but he theorized on these issues over four decades and much of what he wrote still speaks to us today.
January 07th, 2022
The January 6 Insurrection: Historical and Global Contexts
General Winfield Scott is best known as the leader of the U.S. military during the imperialist Mexican War, but not for his pro-constitutional actions.
December 14th, 2021
On the 150th Anniversary of the Paris Commune: Marx, Gender, and the Alternative to Capitalism in 1871, 1844, and Today
This year, as we mark the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871, the question arises as to whether that type of direct democracy with an anti-statist, anti-capitalist bent is realizable any longer.