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Alt-Right Joins KKK to Keep Racism on the Offensive in South

July 26, 2017 by  

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by Anne Jaclard, from news courtesy of National Lawyers Guild

Strange as it may seem to people outside the U.S., the latest struggle over racism here is over symbols—old statues of Confederate “heroes” that appear in public places throughout the South. (The Confederacy was the nation of states that tried to secede from the U.S. in order to preserve slavery, causing the Civil War of 1861-64.) While many cities and states have recently removed these statues, and some are re-naming Confederate-named streets, parks, etc. as well, they have been met with opposition from some white people, who claim their history and culture are being “erased” by the removal of the statues—even when the statutes are not destroyed, but moved to museums. Read More

Video: MHI-sponsored Panel on Confronting “Anti-Neoliberal Left” Collaboration with Trumpism and the Far Right

Marxist-Humanist Initiative is unflinchingly opposed to Trumpism and the far right in all their manifestations. We have dedicated ourselves to protesting the heel coming down on our necks, and also to calling out those segments of the so-called left that continue to seek accommodation with Trumpism in any way.

As part of this effort, we sponsored and participated in a panel–Confronting “Anti-Neoliberal Left” Collaboration with Trumpism and the Far Right–at the Left Forum this past Sunday. The Left Forum, held in New York City, is the largest conference of left academics and activists in the U.S. Read More

Come to MHI’s panel at Left Forum on Sun. June 4 in NYC


[Note added Jul. 6, 2017: A video of the panel and some of the papers are published here.]

Left Forum, the largest conference of left academics and activists in the U.S., will take place June 2-4 at John Jay College in NYC. MHI’s panel will discuss the causes, dangers and implications of those elements of the left that have been soft on Trump.
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