Posts Tagged ‘Dunayevskaya’

Collection de brochures marxistes-humanistes

16 mars 2011

La HathiTrust Digital Library a scanné et mis en ligne seize brochures publiées par News & Letters entre 1960 et 1984. Parmi elles se trouvent des classiques méconnus comme Workers Battle Automation (1960) de l’ouvrier noir Charles Denby et American Civilization on Trial (1963), publié comme un texte organisationnel mais écrit par Raya Dunayevskaya.

Introducing the U.S. Marxist-Humanists

14 avril 2009

The U.S. Marxist-Humanists is a new organization basing itself upon the unique philosophic contributions that have guided Marxist-Humanism since its founding in the 1950s. We do so by working out a unity of theory and practice, worker and intellectual, and philosophy and organization. We aim to develop and project a truly viable vision of a new, human society that can give direction to today’s freedom struggles. We ground our ideas in the totality of Marx’s Marxism and Raya Dunayevskaya’s body of ideas. Our organization, formed after the breakup of News and Letters Committees, includes among its members the editors of Dunayevskaya’s posthumous publications, such as The Power of Negativity, and the lontgtime archivist for The Raya Dunayevskaya Collection.
We are about to launch a website here where we will be publishing the following articles plus announcements and alerts:

  • Peter Hudis, “On the G20 Summit and the Global Economic Crisis”
  • Statement of the U.S. Marxist-Humanists, “The Twin Tragedies of the Gaza War”
  • Kevin Anderson, “Israel’s Gaza Invasion and the Barbarism of War”
  • From Iranian Students’ Office for the Consolidation of Unity, “Statement to Condemn the Crimes in Gaza”
  • From the Praxis Center and Richard Greeman, “Stop Political Terror in Russia”
  • Heather Tomanovsky “Gender, the Family and The German Ideology
  • From a Chinese student, “On the Earthquake, Humanism, and Marxism”
  • Eli Messinger, “Review Essay on Michael Löwy’s The Theory of Revolution in the Young Marx
  • Peter Hudis, “Re-thinking the Crisis of Capital in Light of the Crisis of the Left: Response to Chris Cutrone”
  • Peter Hudis, “Comments on Tony Smith’s Globalization: A Systematic Marxian Account
  • Kevin Anderson, “From the Grundrisse to Capital, Multilinear Themes”
  • Statement of Principles of the U.S. Marxist-Humanists

Contact us at at arise@usmarxisthumanists.org

The Invading Socialist Society (tendance Johnson-Forest, 1947)

20 mai 2008

MIA vient de mettre en ligne ce livre de CLR James, Dunayevskaya et Lee-Boggs (animateurs de la tendance Johnson-Forest) de 1947, année où ils quittent de Worker’s Party pour retourner quelques temps en minoritaires au SWP américain. Le livre critique notamment les positions de Germain (E. Mandel).

CONTENTS

Preface to the Second Edition by C L R James 1972

CHAPTER I – WORLD WAR II AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION

(a) Trotsky 1940, Germain 1947
(b) The Historical Role of the Fourth International
(c) The Mass Movement Today
(d) The Communist Parties in Western Europe

1. The Proletarian and Revolutionary Character of the Stalinist Parties
2. The Bourgeois and Counter-Revolutionary Character of the Stalinist Parties

(e) The Nature of the Party 1947

CHAPTER II – THE STATE AND REVOLUTION

(a) The Revolution Thirty Years After
(b) The State Thirty Years After
(c) The Communist Parties of Russia and Eastern Europe

CHAPTER III – IMPERIALISM THIRTY YEARS AFTER

(a) “Vast state-capitalist and Military Trusts and Syndicates”
(b) American Imperialism
(c) The Interweaving of Imperialist, Civil and National wars

CHAPTER IV – POLAND-WHERE ALL ROADS MEET

CHAPTER V – PARTIES, TENDENCIES AND PROGRAMS IN THE FOURTH INTERNATIONAL

(a) Sectarianism Today
(b) Menshevism Today
(c) Economism
(d) The Method of Bolshevism
(e) The Transitional Program Today

Appendix: The Political Economy of Germain.

Extrait / Extract:

We have declared and will declare again our opposition to Trotsky’s policy of 1940. But before attacking a policy, it is necessary to understand it. It is even more necessary to do so when defending it. In 1940 Trotsky argued:

1) that the defeat of Russia could mean the dismemberment of the U.S.S.R., and give imperialism a further long lease of life;

2) that only the defeat of the bureaucracy by the revolution would preserve state property in the U.S.S.R.;

3) that the Stalinist parties abroad would desert the Kremlin regime and capitulate to their own bourgeoisies.

Which of these judgments does Germain still defend? He does not even face them.

1) He and his school are probably the only persons in the world who believe that the imperialism of today, shattered beyond repair, can have a long lease on life by the dismemberment of Russia. This indeed is faith in capitalism.

2) Further, if we understand the 1939 Trotsky at all, if we watch the iron laws of economic development today and observe the barbarism that is eating away at bourgeois society, the patching up of the universal ruin of another war could not reverse but would accelerate the movement to the nationalization not only of national but continental economies. But Germain continues to agitate himself about the prospects of capitalist restoration after a new war by millionaire collective-farmers.

3) Finally, it is clear to all (again except Germain) that the Stalinist parties are tied to the Kremlin by roots far deeper than Trotsky believed. They did not join their national bourgeoisie during the war. They did not collapse and abdicate to the Fourth International the leadership of millions. We thus have today in fact a more complicated relation of fundamental forces and perspectives than those on which Trotsky based his positions.

To these fundamental problems Germain has his answer ready: “planned economy” and the “dual character of the bureaucracy.” There is not a trace, not one drop of Marxism, of the dialectical method, in this.

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Voir aussi / See also :

Dunayevskaya, James et Lee

Outline of Marx’s Capital Volume I (Dunayevskaya, 1979)

8 avril 2008

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Nouveau texte de Raya Dunayevskaya ():

CONTENTS

Preface – How To Teach CAPITAL

Section I – INTRODUCTION

Lecture 1 – The Aim, Structure and Scope of CAPITAL

Section II – THE PHENOMENA OF CAPITALISM: THE BUYING AND SELLING OF COMMODITIES

Lecture 2 – Part I, Chapter 1
Lecture 3 – Part I, Chapters 2-3
Lecture 4 – Part II

Section III – THE ESSENCE OF CAPITALISM:

A: THE CAPITALIST LABOR PROCESS

Lecture 5 – Part III, Chapters 7-9
Lecture 6 – Part III, Chapters 10-11
Lecture 7 – Part IV, Chapters 12-14
Lecture 8 – Part IV, Chapter 15
Lecture 9 – Part V

B: THE RESULTS OF THE CAPITALIST LABOR PROCESS:
The transformation of the Value of Labor Power into Wages

Lecture 10 – Part VI

Section IV – THE LAW OF MOTION OF THE CAPITALIST LABOR PROCESS:

Lecture 11 – Part VII, Chapters 23-24
Lecture 12 – Part VII, Chapter 25
Lecture 13 – Part VIII

Section V – CONCLUSION

Lecture 14

Voir aussi:

An Analysis of Russian Economy (Dunayevskaya, 1942)

4 avril 2008
Nouveauté importante sur MIA: An Analysis of Russian Economy, article (en anglais ) de F. Forest, pseudo de Raya Dunayevskaya publié dans New International (décembre 1942-février 1943).
Il s’agit du plus ancien article complet sur une question que Dunayevskaya développera (cf. The Nature of the Russian Economy, 1946 ) au sein de la tendance Johnson-Forest.
Sommaire

Introductory Note

A – Overview. December 1942

I – The Approach

II – A Statistical Abstract of the USSR

III – Plans and Accomplishments

1 – First Five Year Plan, 1928-32
2 – The Second Five Year Plan, 1932-37
3 – The Third Five Year Plan and Labor Productivity

B – “Socialist Accumulation” January 1943

I – The “Socialized” State Budget, or Turnover

II – Fight for Profit, or the Modus Operand! of a Soviet Undertaking

C – The Economics of Russian Agriculture, 1928-41

I – The World Crisis and the Russian Famine

1 – The World Market and the Russian Agricultural Crisis
2 – The Effect of the Russian Famine on the Population.

II – The Free Market on the Countryside

III – Private Property in the Kolkhozy; Millionaires and Paupers

IV – Mechanization and Unemployment in the Countryside

D – Social Classes in Russia. February 1943

I – The Proletariat

1 – The Worker and the Law
2 – Ending Depersonalization and Creating Stakhanovism
3 – Ending Rationing and Producing Luxury Goods
4 – The Worker’s Standard of Living at the Outbreak of War

II – The Intelligentsia: The Social Physiognomy of the Ruling Class

Notes


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