• Section 1 1981-1982: International Trail to the 1980s and a Trilogy of Revolution

  • (1) The Trail in the 1980s for Transforming Reality.

    Perspectives Report by Raya Dunayevskaya to News and Letters Committees Plenum, Sept. 5, 1981. Bulletin also includes Syllabus for classes in Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution.

  • (4) Latin America’s Revolutions/Las Revoluciones de Latinoamerica,

    a bi-lingual pamphlet. Includes “El Salvador: Reagan’s Genocidal War and the Unfinished Latin American Revolutions” by Dunayevskaya. Sept. 1981.

  • (17) Woman as Reason and as Force of Revolution.

    Selected writings by Raya Dunayevskaya on Women’s Liberation. Published for International Women’s Day, March 8, 1981 by Women’s Liberation-News and Letters Committees, on the tenth anniversary of their founding.

  • (18) La mujer como razon y fuerza revolucionaria.

    Spanish edition of Woman as Reason and as Force of Revolution, published by the Peruvian feminist group, ALIMUPER, March, 1982. Includes essay “Rosa Luxemburgo y el feminismo”, by Anne Molly Jackson.

  • (24) On the Battle of Ideas: Philosophic-Theoretic Points of Departure as Political Tendencies Respond to the Objective Situation.

    Political-Philosophic Letter by Raya Dunayevskaya. Oct. 5-15, 1982.

  • (25) Dialectics of Liberation,

    by Raya Dunayevskaya. New cover to this 1974 News and Letters pamphlet was created after critique by Dunayevskaya pointed to the lack of a listing of Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind as a subject of her May 20, 1953 letter on Hegel’s Absolutes.

  • (27) Two letters by Dunayevskaya during Pre-Convention discussion,

    1982: to Marianna for the Women’s Liberation-News and Letters Committees, June 22, 1982; and to the Internationalist Marxist-Humanist Youth Committee. Aug. 16, 1982.

  • (29) What to Do: Facing the Depth of Recession and the Myriad Global Political Crises as well as the Philosophic Void.

    Perspectives Report by Raya Dunayevskaya to News and Letters Committees Convention, Sept. 4, 1982.

  • (33) Brochure by Humanities Press, 1982,

    announcing the publication of Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution by Raya Dunayevskaya. Offers at the same time new printings of her Marxism and Freedom and Philosophy and Revolution.

  • (34) Marxism and Freedom, from 1776 Until Today,

    by Raya Dunayevskaya. Humanities Press in the U.S. and Harvester Press in Britain jointly published this 1982 edition. Included here is the “Postface for 1982,” by Dunayevskaya.

  • (35) Philosophy and Revolution: From Hegel to Sartre and from Marx to Mao,

    by Raya Dunayevskaya. 1982 edition published by Humanities and Harvester. Included here is “New Introduction to the 1982 Reprint” by Dunayevskaya, which responds to George Armstrong Kelly’s critique of the 1973 edition of Philosophy and Revolution in his Hegel’s Retreat from Eleusis.

  • (36) Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution,

    by Raya Dunayevskaya. First publication Nov. 1982 by Humanities Press in the U.S. and Harvester Press in Britain. Included here is the Table of Contents and the Introduction by Dunayevskaya.

  • Section II 1983: The Marx Centenary Year

  • (1) Marxist-Humanism, 1983: The Summation that is a New Beginning, Subjectively and Objectively.

    Presentation to expanded meeting of Resident Editorial Board of News and Letters Committees by Raya Dunayevskaya. Jan. 1, 1983.

  • (3) Listing of lectures given on the Marx centenary tour

    by Dunayevskaya. In March and April of 1983, she delivered more than 40 lectures nationwide, and participated in several radio and television interviews, numerous press conferences, and informal meetings with activists

  • (4) Guatemalan Revolutionaries Speak.

    A News & Letters pamphlet with Indian, peasant, and women’s voices from the Guatemalan struggles. Includes “The 1954 Guatemalan Coup” by Raya Dunayevskaya, and “The Peasant dimension in Latin America”, by Michael Connolly. March, 1983.

  • (5) Preface to the Iranian edition of Nationalism, Communism, Marxist-Humanism and the Afro-Asian Revolutions,

    by Raha, an Iranian revolutionary in exile. Translated into English and printed in News & Letters, Aug.-Sept., 1983.

  • (7) Marx and the Third World: New Perspectives on Writings from his Last Decade.

    A News & Letters pamphlet by Peter Hudis. This essay was reprinted with additions after its original publication in South Asia Bulletin, (Vol. III, No. 1, Spring 1983).

  • (9) Soweto Day: Black Consciousness and Marxist-Humanism.

    A guest “Worker’s Journal” column by Lou Turner, reporting on Turner’s partici-pation in Soweto Day meetings held by the Black Consciousness Movement of Azania, June 16-18, 1983. Printed in News & Letters, July, 1983.

  • (11) Challenge to the Youth on the Needed Total Uprooting of the Old and the Creation of New Human Relations.

    Letter by Raya Dunayevskaya written as part of Pre-Convention discussion. Aug. 13, 1983.

  • (13) Pre-Convention Bulletin #4.

    This 95-page discussion bulletin, with 25 contributions, represents a part of the vital ferment of ideas that preceded the special 1983 Constitutional Convention of News and Letters Committees. Includes “Revolutions and Philosophies,” letter by Dunayevskaya written Aug. 1, 1983. Bulletin published Aug. 1983.

  • (15) The Marx Centenary Discloses the Need for the Philosophy of “Revolution in Permanence” for Uprooting Reaganism out to Shackle the People with Mind-Forged Manacles of Unfreedom.

    Perspectives Report by Raya Dunayevskaya to News and Letters Committees Convention, Sept. 3, 1983.

  • (16) Reports from Our 1983 Constitutional Convention.

    Bulletin includes: statement to Convention by Charles Denby; plus reports on Organization by Michael Connolly; on the Constitution by Olga Domanski; on News & Letters by Eugene Walker; on the Black Dimension in revolutionary journalism by Lou Turner. Sept., 1983.

  • (17) Constitution and By-laws of News and Letters Committees,

    as amended at Constitutional Convention, Sept. 4, 1983. Amendments included addition of Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation, and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution as theoretical foundation for the Committees, along with the other two works of what were now called ‘a trilogy of revolution’ — Marxism and Freedom, and Philosophy and Revolution.

  • (18) Three Reviews of Rosa Luxemburg, Women’s Liberation and Marx’s Philosophy of Revolution

    by Raya Dunayevskaya: George Armstrong Kelly in Political Theory (Vol. 11, No. 4, Nov. 1983); Kevin Anderson in Africa Today (Vol. 29, No. 4, 1982); Valeria Russo in Dimensions (Milan, Italy) (No. 30, 1984).

  • (20) American Civilization on Trial.

    Statement of the National Editorial Board. Fourth expanded edition published on the 20th anniversary of both the 1953 March on Washington and the first edition of this News & Letters pamphlet. This 1983 edition includes “A 1980s View of the Two-Way Road Between the U.S. and Africa,” by Raya Dunayevskaya. Published Aug. 1983.

  • (22) “Charles Denby, Worker-Editor”,

    an In Memoriam to Denby, by Raya Dunayevskaya, published in News & Letters Nov., 1983, traces Dunayevs-kaya’s 35-year-long, political relationship with him.

  • (23) Grenada: Revolution, Counter-revolution, Imperialist Invasion.

    Two articles by Raya Dunayevskaya, plus an eyewitness report on the “mass freeing and army murder of Maurice Bishop”. A News & Letters pamphlet. Dec. 1983.

  • Section III 1984-1985: Responsibility for Marxist-Humanism in the Historic Mirror

  • (1) Eleanor Marx in Chicago,

    by Terry Moon. A Women’s Liberation-News & Letters publication, this mini-pamphlet focuses on the American tour of Eleanor Marx in 1881, and her trip to Chicago at the time of the Haymarket events. Jan. 1984.

  • (2) Marx’s “New Humanism” and the Dialectics of Women’s Liberation in Primitive and Modern Societies.

    This article by Raya Dunayevskaya was first published in Praxis International (Vol. 3, No. 4, Jan. 1984), a Yugoslav-international dissident journal. It was reprinted as a News & Letters pamphlet in April, 1984.

  • (3) Luxemburg, Feminism and Marx: a discussion of the works of Raya Dunayevskaya.

    Two articles by Michelle Landau and Terry Moon, published in the feminist newspaper, off our backs (Vol. XIV, No. 8, Aug.-Sept. 1984). The articles were reprinted as a Women’s Liberation-News and Letters Committee publication, Oct. 1984.

  • (4) Nationalism, Communism, Marxist-Humanism and the Afro-Asian Revolutions,

    by Raya Dunayevskaya. Third English language edition (it appeared in Japanese in 1955 and in Farsi in 1983) contains a new Introduction by Dunayevskaya written Feb. 15, 1984.

  • (5) Page One of Jan.-Feb. 1984 News & Letters.

    At the Jan. 1, 1984 meeting of the Resident Editorial Board of News & Letters, a motion was passed to continue to represent the Black and proletarian dimensions of our movement on the front page of the newspaper after the death of Charles Denby with two new columns: “Workshop Talks,” by the Labor Editor, Felix Martin and John Marcotte; and “Black World” by Lou Turner. (For earlier writing by Felix Martin, see his review of Denby’s Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal in N&L Jan.-Feb., 1979.) Included on the microfilm is Lou Turner’s “Black World” column: “Significance of Marcus Garvey study.”

  • (7) A 1980s View: The Coal Miners’ General Strike of 1949-50 and the Birth of Marxist-Humanism in the U.S.

    A News & Letters pamphlet, with an account by Andy Phillips of “A Missing Page from American Labor History”, and an essay by Raya Dunayevskaya on “The Emergence of a New Movement from Practice that is Itself a Form of Theory”. Includes as appendix a list of 35 letters from the 1949-50 philosophic correspondence between Raya Dunayevskaya, C.L.R. James and Grace Lee (Boggs). (See Vol. III for the letters themselves.) Published June 17, 1984, on the 31st anniversary of the East German workers uprising, and the 29th anniversary of the creation of News & Letters, whose first issue honored that revolt.

  • (9) Letters by Raya Dunayevskaya to “Revolutionary Sisters” and to the Youth,

    as part of the Pre-Convention discussion. May 1, 1984 and June 5, 1984. The letter to the Youth is entitled: “On Listening to Marx Think as Challengers to All Post-Marx Marxists”.

  • (10) The Movements from Theory as Well as from Practice vs. the Great Artificer, Ronald Reagan, for whom the Whole World is a Stage.

    Perspectives Report by Raya Dunayevskaya to News and Letters Committees Convention, July 7, 1984.

  • (15) Farsi translation of “Intellectuals in the Age of State-Capitalism”,

    Raya Dunayevskaya’s 1961 review of Herbert Marcuse’s Soviet Marxism. Published by Iranian revolutionaries in exile. May, 1984.

  • (15) Marx and Dunayevskaya: writings on the Paris Commune.

    Farsi translation of excerpts from Marx’s Civil War in France, and excerpts from Dunayevskaya’s Marxism and Freedom. Published by Iranian youth, May, 1984.

  • (17) Proposed Syllabus for new Six-Class Series on Marxist-Humanist Perspectives and the Dialectics of Revolution,

    by Raya Dunayevskaya. Includes “On Ten Years of Marxist-Humanist Perspectives” by Olga Domanski. Oct. 1984.

  • (18) The Fetish of High Tech and Karl Marx’s Unknown Mathematical Manuscripts.

    A News & Letters discussion bulletin containing, the first American discussion of Marx’s 1880-82 Mathematical Mss., a part of which appeared in English in 1983. Includes: articles by Ron Brokmeyer and Franklin Dmitriev, and letters by Raya Dunayevskaya and others. Dunayevskaya examines the roots of Russian distortions of the Mss. in Bukharin’s 1931 presentation to the International Congress on the History of Science and Technology. Nov. 1984.

  • (19) Responsibility for Marxist-Humanism in the Historic Mirror: A Revolutionary-Critical Look.

    Presentation by Raya Dunayevskaya to the first Expanded Resident Editorial Board of News and Letters Committees following the move of the Center of Marxist-Humanism to Chicago. Dec. 30, 1984.

  • (20) Marxist-Humanism as a body of Ideas: a special bulletin.

    A collection of writings on “Dialectics of Revolution: American Roots and World Humanist Concepts”. Includes a presentation given by Raya Dunayevskaya in Chicago on Jan. 27, 1985 and new developments since the move of the Center of Marxist-Humanism to Chicago. Also includes: Dunayevskaya’s “In Memoriam” to Charles Denby and essays on News & Letters, on the Marxist-Humanist Archives and on Women’s Liberation by Eugene Walker, Michael Connolly and Olga Domanski. Published as a News & Letters pamphlet. March, 1985.

  • (21) Dialectics of Revolution: American Roots and World Humanist Concepts.

    Lecture given at Wayne State University Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs by Raya Dunayevskaya on the occasion of the opening of an exhibit of her collection—“Marxist-Humanism: Its Origin and Development in the U.S., 1941 to Today”. March 21, 1985.

  • (22) Women’s Liberation and the Dialectics of Revolution: Reaching for the Future,

    by Raya Dunayevskaya. A Humanities Press International book, 1985. Included here are the page-proofs of the Table of Contents and the Introduction/Overview.