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Stellungnahme der Marxist-Humanist Tendency zu den Zuständen in den News and Letters Committees

Posted by entdinglichung - 13. März 2008

Offenbar kommt es leider auch in den Organisationen der radikalen Linken, welche am demokratischten strukturiert sind, dazu, dass politische Konflikte administrativ geregelt werden; nachfolgend dokumentiert eine Stellungnahme der Marxist-Humanist Tendency – Mitglieder der News and Letters Committees (N&LC) in den USA – welche offenbar auf kaltem Wege aus der Organisation gedrängt werden sollen:

March, 2008

Dear Friends,

We are writing to alert all readers and friends of a serious crisis afflicting News and Letters Committees (N&LC)-a crisis that places its very existence in jeopardy.

In response to philosophic disputes within N&LC over the past several years, an organized group within N&LC has usurped control of the organization and is acting in complete disregard of the democratically approved perspectives and principles that have defined it since it founding in 1955 as a decentralized, non-hierarchical group based on the unity of worker and intellectual, theory and practice, and philosophy and organization. Those wanting to continue our democratic and humanist heritage have formed the Marxist-Humanist Tendency of N&LC. It constitutes almost half of the membership of N&LC, and we appeal to you to support us in our effort to reverse the crisis that threatens America’s only Marxist-Humanist organization.

During the past five years, theoretical discussions within N&LC have made significant progress in exploring one of the most important questions facing today’s radical movements-„what happens after“ the revolution. Our effort to develop a philosophically grounded alternative to capitalism flows from the work of Raya Dunayevskaya. As she wrote in 1987 in the course of her work on a planned book on „Dialectics of Organization and Philosophy“: „The burning question of the day remains: What happens the day after? How can we continue Marx’s unchaining of the dialectic organizationally, with the principles he outlined in his [1875] Critique of the Gotha Program? The question of ‚What happens after?‘ gains crucial importance because of what it signals in self-development and self-flowering-‚revolution in permanence.'“ In recent years we produced important theoretical work in focusing on this issue in the pages of News & Letters, in participating in numerous conferences, in editing and writing several books devoted to Marxist-Humanism, and in engaging in active dialogue with participants in the movements against global capital and in the anti-war, women’s liberation, gay and lesbian, labor, prisoner support, and Black liberation movements. This collective work represents an important step forward, since it marks the first time that a Marxist group has made a serious effort to reconnect with Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program by thinking out „what happens after“ in a way that avoids the false alternatives of state plan vs. market. As a result, N&LC is becoming increasingly known in the U.S. and around the world as an organization that takes seriously the perspective of envisioning „what happens after“ the revolution before it occurs.

Despite this important work, in recent years a small number within N&LC has opposed the perspective of working out a philosophically grounded alternative to capitalism on the basis of Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program and other writings. Although these critics have never articulated a coherent position or alternative to the organization’s effort to address alternatives to capitalism, they have undoubtedly been affected by the objective movement of the U.S. Left towards giving up on the possibility of revolution. Those in N&LC who oppose our perspectives have been united by one thing-an increasing lack of interest in revolutionary theory in general and Marxism in particular.

The problem is not the mere existence of theoretic disagreements. N&LC is a democratic organization that has always encouraged the freest discussion and debate, and we have never sought to impose a single interpretation or approach upon anyone. However, since our founding in 1955 it has been a principle in N&LC that its members are obliged to project and let the world know about the democratically approved perspectives adopted by the organization.
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Entdinglichung „antideutsch“?

Posted by entdinglichung - 13. März 2008

… zumindest laut einer Trollparty in einem Beitrag auf Mein Parteibuch … lustig … Empfehlung von hier dazu: Lernt Lesen!


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Neues aus den Archiven der radikalen Linken – eine Auswahl

Posted by entdinglichung - 13. März 2008

La Bataille Socialiste:

* POUM: Per un exèrcit regular revolucionari del proletariat (1937)
* POUM: Una nova conquesta de la contrarevolució (1937)
* Kevin Anderson: On Imperialism (2007)

Marxists Internet Archive (MIA):

* Isaak Iljic Rubin: Zwei Schriften über die Marxsche Werttheorie (1928)
* Isaak Iljic Rubin: Stolzmann als Marxkritiker (1928)
* Isaak Iljic Rubin: Alfred Amonn und das Objekt der Theoretischen Nationalökonomie (1929)
* J. F. Horrabin: Production & Distribution. A Map of the World, A.D. 1921
* Jean Meslier: On the Vanity of Religions (1728)
* Jean Meslier: On the Great Good and Advantages for Men if They All Lived Peaceably, Enjoying in Common the Goods and Conveniences of Life (1728)
* Jean Meslier: On the Vanity and Falsity of the Christian Religion (1728)
* Leo Trotzki: Zinoviev And Kamenev (1937)

Materialien zur Analyse von Opposition (MAO):

* Auswertung von Materialien zur Betriebsarbeit bei GHK sowie Steinway & Sons in Hamburg sowie bei der BVG Berlin mit eingescannten KBW-Betriebszeitungen (1970er)

Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armados (CeDeMA):

* Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN): Nicaragua Hora Cero (1969)
* Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria (MIR): La importancia de la solidaridad internacional activa para el triunfo de la Resistencia Popular (1975)
* Vanguarda Popular Revolucionária (VPR): Comunicado Nº 3 – Aos companheiros no exterior (1971)

Collectif Smolny:

* BILAN: La Mongolie « Rouge », convoitise de l’impérialisme japonais (1934)


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