Philosophy/Organization Archive

2017

  • Lain Rejects, then Accepts, then Reneges on Terms of MHI’s Podcast Invitation
  •   Last week, after an attack on Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI)... Read more

  • MHI Invites Doug Lain to Discuss Disagreements
  • Yesterday, Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI) invited Doug Lain to discuss... Read more

  • Response to Swedish Podcaster’s False and Harmful Accusations Against MHI
  •   A Swedish podcaster recently leveled false and harmful charges... Read more

    2016

  • The Eternal Sunshine of the Vanguardist Mind: How Socialist Alternative Substitutes Opportunism for Theory
  •   #opportunism4Bernie   by Brendan Cooney   It must be... Read more

  • Dunayevskaya’s Critique of News and Letters Committees’ Attitude to Theory
  •   by Andrew Kliman During the discussion period of a meeting of the... Read more

  • Video: MHI Tackles “The Vanguardist/Spontaneist Binary” & “Overcoming Capitalism” at Left Forum
  • MHI participated in three panels at Left Forum 2016: “The Vanguardist/Spontaneist... Read more

  • May 21-22: Left Forum Panels on Alternative to Vanguardist/ Spontaneist Binary + others
  • MHI will present a panel at Left Forum 2016 entitled “The Vanguardist/Spontaneist... Read more

  • Video: MHI’s London Meetings on Humanism, Housing Movement
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI) launched activities in the UK with two... Read more

  • Video: Documentary film: “Raya Dunayevskaya: Biography of an Idea”
  • MHI is happy to distribute this documentary film by Alex Fletcher.  It... Read more

  • Dunayevskaya on the Vanguardists’ “No Blueprints” Line
  • The following is excerpted verbatim from Raya Dunayevskaya’s article,... Read more

    2015

  • Video: MHI’s Left Forum 2015 Panels
  • Below are videos of the three panels sponsored by MHI at this year’s... Read more

    2014

  • Audio: Recordings of MHI class on “Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program as New Foundation for Organization”
  •   MHI has just completed an international Skype class entitled “Marx’s... Read more

  • Study Questions for “Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program as New Foundation for Organization”
  • MHI has begun an international Skype class on “Marx’s Critique of the... Read more

  • Upcoming Class via Skype on “Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program as New Foundation for Organization”
  •   MHI will hold a class series on “Marx’s Critique of the Gotha... Read more

  • Video: MHI discussion on “The Politics of Inequality Discourse”
  • MHI sponsored a public discussion on The Politics of Inequality Discourse... Read more

  • Video: Marxist-Humanist Initiative panels at Left Forum 2014
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative sponsored three panels at Left Forum this year.... Read more

  • Phone-in Reading Group on Dunayevskaya’s “Marxism and Freedom”
  • MHI is starting the year with a contribution toward continuing Raya Dunayevskaya’s... Read more

    2013

  • Sept. 16 Discussion: New MHI Pamphlet on Monthly Review School
  • A video of this meeting is now posted at http://www.marxisthumanistinitiative.org/economic-crisis/video-can-income-redistribution-rescue-capitalism.html... Read more

  • Video: Why Do Popular Movements Vanish? And Do They Have To?
  • MHI held two public discussions in New York City on May 22 and June 26,... Read more

  • Misology, “cultism,” and economic crisis: reply to Paul Demarty
  • Paul Demarty (“Socialist Party/CWI: Rudeness and Revolution, Weekly Worker... Read more

  • Video: MHI-sponsored panels at Left Forum 2013
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative sponsored four events at Left Forum this year.... Read more

  • Marx’s Human Nature: Distinguishing Essence from Essentialism
  • Chris Byron It is safe to presume that most children have no idea what... Read more

  • Audio: The Impasse in Movements for Social Change and the Need for “Organization of Thought”
  • MHI held a public meeting by telephone conferencing on January 23, 2013,... Read more

    2012

  • Film: “Raya Dunayevskaya: Biography of an Idea”
  • An info-review of a film about the founder of Marxist-Humanism This new... Read more

  • Responses to Further Misrepresentations of Kliman’s Critique of Graeberism
  • Dola and Kliman reply to “El Pelón’s” charges and straw-man arguments ... Read more

  • Audio: Is it True that “People Are Not Ready for Socialism”?
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative held a public discussion around this question... Read more

  • FAQs about the Occupy Movement and Marxist-Humanism
  • FAQs (and Far-Too-Infrequently Asked Questions) About the Occupy Movement... Read more

    2011

  • Postone’s “Resolution” of Marx’s Imaginary Contradiction
  • Postone sees a contradiction between any account of abstract labor as... Read more

  • Condemn Libelous Attack on Marx Scholar
  • Fifteen scholars from eight different countries have called for the retraction... Read more

  • Workshop/Classes on Current Events and the Dialectical Method
  • Learn about Revolutionary Journalism with Marxist-Humanists Workshop/Classes... Read more

  • Join MHI at the 2011 Left Forum
  • Join us at the 2011 Left Forum! Marxist-Humanist Initiative is sponsoring... Read more

    2010

  • Marx’s Struggle against Defamation: 150th Anniv. tribute to “Herr Vogt”
  • by Andrew Kliman, author of Reclaiming Marx’s “Capital”:... Read more

  • Reply to Kevin Anderson
  • by Andrew Kliman. On September 11 (see below), I posted the following comment... Read more

  • What is Marxist-Humanist Internationalism?
  • What is Marxist-Humanist internationalism? Although a full answer requires... Read more

  • MHI to hold second Annual Conference
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative will hold its 2010 Annual Conference in New... Read more

  • IMHO Attempts to Usurp Shared Principles
  • On June 3, the Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI) published a letter sent... Read more

  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative Joins with the International Marxist Humanist Organization!
  • The March 4, 2010 announcement of the formation of the International Marxist-Humanist... Read more

  • Hudis Falsely Represents MHI Position on Relationship of Philosophy to Organization
  • Marxist-Humanist Initiative (MHI) strongly objects to an essay by Peter... Read more

  • April 6 Talk: “The Relevance of Marxist-Humanism Today”
  • The Relevance of Marxist-Humanism Today: A Raya Dunayevskaya Centenary... Read more

    2009

  • The Self-Thinking Idea Does Not Mean You Thinking
  • A new statement by the Marxist-Humanist Initiative, followed here by... Read more

  • Let’s Get Real
  • By Andrew Kliman. A correspondent from Canada has asked whether I think... Read more

  • MHI to hold first Annual Conference
  • The Marxist-Humanist Initiative will hold its first Annual Conference in... Read more

  • On “New Passions and New Forces”: Marxist-Humanism’s Break from both Spontaneism and Vanguardism
  • By Andrew Kliman. In a April 18, 1976 piece, “Our Original Contribution... Read more

  • Marx’s Marxism or Undifferentiated Totality? A further reply to Chris Cutrone
  • By Andrew Kliman. “[T]he existing society isn’t just capital.” — Andrew... Read more

  • Critical Thoughts on Critical Theory
  • Critical Thoughts on Critical Theory: A Reexamination of the Holistic Critique... Read more

  • Reply to Chicago Political Workshop, Chris Cutrone, and Principia Dialectica
  • On plagiarism, Postone, and “the” present. By Andrew Kliman. Dear... Read more

  • Nitzan and Bichler on “critical discourse” and anti-“economism”
  • Two leftist political scientists, Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler,... Read more

  • The Concreteness of Marxist-Humanism
  • By Anne Jaclard. The author examines Dunayevskaya’s method of concretizing... Read more

  • Brief Comments on the Relationship between Marxism and the Hegelian Dialectic
  • By C. S. This article originally appeared in May of 2008 in Marxist-Humanism... Read more

  • Theorizing Women’s Liberation Before, During, and After the Revolution
  • A talk by Anne Jaclard at the Anarchist Book Fair, New York City, April... Read more

  • Marx, Proudhon, and Alternatives to Capital
  • By Seth Weiss. Marx’s critical dialogue with the work of the French... Read more

  • Why a New Organization?
  • As the global capitalist economy spirals ever deeper into the most severe... Read more

  • Statement of Principles
  • As the worst economic slump since the Great Depression calls into question... Read more

  • By-Laws
  • “The Absolute Method works out a correct Notion (Concept) from the... Read more