Philosophy/Organization

 

MHI now features a page of Archives of Marxist-Humanism. It contains writings by Raya Dunayevskaya and others. More material will be added in the future.

Dunayevskaya’s books are not digitized; they are described on our Literature page, along with some pamphlets and works by others that are available for purchase.

We hope that the writings she selected and donated to Wayne State University, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Walter P. Reuther Library in Detroit, will soon be digitized. They are currently available, on microfilm, in some libraries and can be purchased from WSU. An incomplete guide to the WSU collection is available on-line, and complete guides are available from MHI.

 

Founding Documents of Marxist-Humanist Initiative

MHI Statement of Principles (Apr. 2009)

MHI By-Laws (Apr. 2009)

Why A New Organization? (Apr. 2009)

 

MHI Statements on Philosophy and Organization

The Self-Thinking Idea Does Not Mean You Thinking (Oct. 2009)

Hudis Falsely Represents MHI Position on Relationship of Philosophy to Organization (Mar. 2010)

Marxist-Humanist Initiative Joins with the International Marxist Humanist Organization! (June 2010)

IMHO Attempts to Usurp Shared Principles (Apr. 2009)

What is Marxist-Humanist Internationalism? (Sept. 2010)

 

Selected Articles from With Sober Senses

Audio Recordings of MHI Class on “Marx’s Critique of the Gotha Program as New Foundation for Organization” (Dec. 2014)

Video: Marxist-Humanist Initiative Panels at Left Forum 2014 (June 2014)

Phone-In Reading Group on Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom (June 2014)

Why Do Popular Movements Vanish? And Do They Have To? (July 2013)

MHI-Sponsored Panels at Left Forum 2013 (June 2013)

  • Is it True that People Need Their “Consciousness Raised”? The Implications for Left Mobilization
  • Roundtable on “More Misused Wage Data from Monthly Review: The Overaccumulation of a Surplus of Errors”
  • Marx’s Humanism: Folly, Peripheral, or Integral to his Philosophy?

 
The Impasse in Movements for Social Change and the Need for “Organization of Thought” (Jan. 2013)

FAQ About the Occupy Movement and Marxist-Humanism (Apr. 2012)

Condemn Libelous Attack on Marx Scholar (Sept. 2011)

Marx’s Struggle against Defamation: A 150th Anniversary Tribute to “Herr Vogt” (Dec. 2010)

Let’s Get Real (About Alternatives to Capitalism) (Sept. 2009)

On “New Passions and New Forces”: Marxist-Humanism’s Break From Both Spontaneism and Vanguardism (July 2009)

Marx’s Marxism or Undifferentiated Totality? A further reply to Chris Cutrone (June 2009)

Critical Thoughts on Critical Theory: A Reexamination of the Holistic Critique of “Economism” (June 2009)

The Concreteness of Marxist-Humanism (May 2009)

Brief Comments on the Relationship between Marxism and the Hegelian Dialectic (May 2009)

Theorizing Women’s Liberation Before, During, and After the Revolution (Apr. 2009)

Left Forum 2009: “Concretizing Marx’s Alternative to Capitalism” (Apr. 2009)

 

MHI Editorial Statements

Resisting Trumpist Reaction (and Left Accommodation): Marxist-Humanist Initiative’s Perspectives for 2018 (Jan. 2018)

Will We Allow Trump to Get Away with Fomenting White Supremacy and Racist Violence? (Aug. 2017)

Gigantic Resistance Emerging Against Trumpism begins to make America GREAT again (Jan. 2017)

The Extraordinary Dangers of Trump and Trumpism (Aug. 2016)

Orlando nightclub massacre and the depth of homophobia (June 2016)

MHI launches activity in UK; two meetings in March (Feb. 2016)

LGBTQ movement wins marriage rights, but hard fights lie ahead (June 2015)

Ray McKay (Raymond Ford), September 1 1946 – June 24, 2014 (June 2014)

The End of the Brecht Forum (Apr. 2014)

Debate on the Economic Crisis Erupts in the CWI: start of much-needed rethinking on the left? (Nov. 2013)

Zimmerman Verdict Upholds License to Kill Black and Latino Men (July 2013)

Boston and West, Texas: Two Disasters, Both Unnatural (Apr. 2013)

Worst Ever “Natural” Disaster Hits New York (Nov. 2012)

Political Turmoil and Economic Crisis (May 2012)

4 Years After Crisis Began, New Ideas and New Revolts (Dec. 2011)

Beware of Left Anti-Semitism (Sept. 2011)

Support Libyan Rebels While Opposing U.S./NATO Intervention (May 2011)

MHI Editorial: Japan Suffers Triple Disaster, World Holds its Breath: What Should Humans Build? (Mar. 2011)

MHI Editorial: Public Employees Under Attack: Support Workers Fighting Austerity but Get Real About Capitalism (Jan. 2011)

MHI Editorial: We Protest, We Condemn (Sept. 2010)

MHI Editorial: Welcome to With Sober Senses (Sept. 2010)