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Razón y Revolución is a cultural organization from Argentina, that confronts bourgeois ideology in every area of social life. Our objective is the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge on human society. For this purpose, the organization publishes Razón y Revolución, which is a Marxist and socialist magazine that includes articles written by its research groups and the most outstanding articles on Argentinian Marxism and Marxism worldwide. It also publishes El Aromo, which is a monthly cultural journal aimed at a non-academic public. RyR has its own publisher, Ediciones ryr, that prints classical Marxist works and history, sociology and art books. RyR’s scientific production is developed at the CEICS (Center for Study and Research in Social Sciences) which has research groups formed by specialists in fields such as Argentinian history, class struggle, economics, working class topics, the petite bourgeoisie, leftist parties, desaparecidos [people abducted and killed by the state during the last dictatorship], education and art. RyR also organizes dissemination activities, including seminars and university courses and different courses at grassroots assemblies, trade unions and other organizations that are characterized by their social struggle. Website: www.razonyrevolucion.org Razón y Revolución on facebook (In Spanish): https://www.facebook.com/razonyrevolucion

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The last straw: On police violence and crisis in the U.S.

The murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American living in the city of Minneapolis at the hands of the police, outraged an important part of the American working class. The arrest took place at a city’s store, after Floyd tried to pay using a fake $20 bill. A few… Seguir leyendo

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For a socialist solution in Venezuela

By Eduardo Sartelli – Venezuela is not experiencing a tragedy. The gods of the capricious Olympus are not the ones who had forced it to choose between the imperialism and the most debased of the Latin American bourgeoisies. Chavism is responsible. A dictatorship that kills workers, starves its people and sullies… Seguir leyendo

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Interview to Ken Loach – by Marina Kabat

“I hope my films leave a feeling of anger” Ken Loach Interview by Marina Kabat (CEICS – Razón y Revolución) Published in El Aromo, september 2008   You have defended the Trotsky-Breton manifest and trotskist idea that the party shouldn’t have a determine position in art. That is that the… Seguir leyendo

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Divided and defeated – By Federico Genera

Divided and defeated Last presidential elections marked the begining of the end for the political alliance which governed the country for more than a decade. Kirchnerism is becoming part of the past: its political staff began running away and the breaks soon arrived. In this article we examine the details… Seguir leyendo

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Prelude to Storm- By Damian Bil

The economic measures taken by Macri appear to break with the kircherist inheritance. Beyond the different social alliances behind each political framework, the measures were not marked by supposedly opposing economic programs (wich are not really that) but by the world economic situation. Damian Bil (OME-CEICS) The various signs of… Seguir leyendo

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Worse than in the 90’s – Nicolás Villanova

The “K” heritage and the social bases for the rearrangement of the picket movement. Some argue that with the victory of macrism the country will return to the 90’s. However, an examination of the main social and labour market indicators shows that in despite of the “K tale” we are… Seguir leyendo

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“There is a certain desire to read Trotsky in such an anti-Stalinist way that he is turned into a bourgeois liberal.” Presentation of «Literature and Revolution» at the National Library of the Argentine Republic.

Translated by Alejo Stark These are fragments of the presentation of our edition of Literature and Revolution which was attended by the translator of the book, Alejandro Gonzalez, as well as by Miguel Vedda and Eduardo Sartelli. Horacio González was not able to make it to the presentation due to… Seguir leyendo

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The Inheritance (part II) – by Eduardo Sartelli

Translated by Alejo Stark The left and the Kirchnerist “legacy” in the field of cultural struggle The “Kirchnerist (K) fairy tale” (or “el relato K”), the idea that the country is being contested by the austerity of the right and the nationalism and populism of the left, reproduces that same… Seguir leyendo

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From structural breakage to political reintegration of the working class: Relative surplus population layers in Argentina and their involvement in the piquetero movement – by Marina Kabat

Abstract: In this paper, we examine the different layers of the relative surplus population in Argentina and the development of the Argentinian piquetero movement, which tried to establish an alliance between employed and unemployed workers. We highlight the potentialities and the limits of this initiative, especially regarding the organisation and… Seguir leyendo

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If it is not true it is not interesting

Inteview to Richard Lewontin Published in El Aromo nº43, July/August 2008 CEICS: -Why did you choose biology as a research field? Was the election related with political influences or the environment of social struggle in USA? Which were your major intellectual and/or political influences? Lewontin: -I became a professional biologist… Seguir leyendo

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Putting the blame on Imperialism – by Ianina Harari

On the development of the automotive industries in Argentina and Brazil and foreign companies. By Ianina Harari – (Translated by Leonardo Kosloff) The theory of imperialism can sometimes be a good excuse to justify ignorance. There have been attempts at explaining the economic problems in countries of late development by… Seguir leyendo

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Where did Braverman go wrong? A Marxist response to the politicist critiques – by Eduardo Sartelli and Marina Kabat

by Eduardo Sartelli1 and Marina Kabat2. Cadernos EBAPE. BR 12.4 (2014): 829-850. Braverman is considered an unquestionable reference of Marxist labour process. The objective of this paper is to show that despite Braverman’s undeniable achievements he forsakes the classical Marxist notions related to work organization, i. e. simple cooperation, manufacture… Seguir leyendo

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Fantasies of the Past. What the «imports subsitution industrialization»; was, and what it wasn´t – By Damian Bil

Damián Bil OME – CEICS (Marxist Economics Observatory – Center for Study and Research in Social Sciences) During the second half of the 19th century, Argentina inserted itself in the world market as an exporter of agricultural products. The soil fertility, the abundance of ample extensions of land close to… Seguir leyendo

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