Edited by Linda Carty and Chandra Talpade Mohanty. From Haymarket Books: A collection of compelling narratives highlighting the struggles of feminist warriors whose voices are too often marginalized. Feminist Freedom Warriors tells the stories of women of color from the Global South, weaving together cross-generational histories of feminist activism across national borders. These engaging interviews with … More New Book: Feminist Freedom Warriors – Genealogies, Justice, Politics, and Hope
2019 marks 50 years since the publication of Margaret Benston’s “The Political Economy of Women’s Liberation,” a seminal article in the modern development of socialist feminism. In it, Benston proposes that “housework” (as she called the labour of sustaining this and the next generation of workers) be considered in relation to processes of capitalist value … More Call for Papers: 50 Years of Socialist Feminism
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor In a posthumously published essay, Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed out that the “black revolution” had gone beyond the “rights of Negroes.” The struggle, he said, is “forcing America to face all of its interrelated flaws—racism, poverty, militarism and materialism. It is exposing the evils that are rooted deeply in the … More MLK’s Radical Anti-Capitalism
Angela Davis delivered the annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture at the Nicos Poulantzas Institute in Athens. In the talk, Davis recounts the historical background to the development of the anti-racist, Marxist feminisms she calls “abolition feminism,” and unpacks some of their political and intellectual implications.
By Joel Geier, Of the hundreds of radical pamphlets published in the 1960s, Hal Draper’s Two Souls of Socialism1 has had perhaps the longest-lasting impact. Appearing at a time when various forms of top-down versions of socialism—social democracy, Stalinism, and Maoism—were in vogue, its emphasis on workers’ self-emancipation set it clearly apart. Moreover, Draper did … More Hal Draper’s contribution to revolutionary Marxism
By Leo Panitch, A fresh and compelling new account of the Russian Revolution to mark its centenary concludes by paying tribute to the Bolsheviks for acting as history’s switchmen, a term derived from the small booths that dotted the railway tracks across the Russian empire, where local revolutionaries had long gathered for clandestine meetings. … More The Revolution Party
In Rome on December 17, the first national meeting of Potere al Popolo (Power to the People), a new grass-roots left-wing movement aiming at running for the next general elections in March. But the new group also aims at giving new lifeblood and a new perspective to Italy’s radical left. The meeting, attended by thousands … More Potere al Popolo: In Italy, a new left-wing movement is born