Michael A. Lebowitz

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Michael Lebowitz is married to Marta Harnecker.

Studies on the Left

Michael A. Lebowitz was editor of Studies on the Left, from 1961 to 1965. SOTL was a publication which "helped to revive radical scholarship in the United States and to create a new radical understanding of the American political economy. Second, Studies contributed to the consciousness and ideological development of the New Left."

Socialist Scholars Conference 1966

The Socialist Scholars Conference 1966, held September 9-11, at the Hotel Commodore, New York, included panels such as:[1]

Contemporary Imperialism The Economics of Contemporary U.S. Imperialism




Michael Lebowitz speaks in Venezuela in 2005

Supporting Bolivian revolution

In September 2007 a statement was circulated by the blog Bolivia Rising in support of the revolutionary government of Bolivia;[2]

The democratically elected government of Bolivia's first indigenous president Evo Morales Ayma, which is heading a process of democratic change, is Washington's immediate target in Latin America today. Bolivia is in Washington's sight, not only because it is viewed as the weakest link of the growing axis of hope in the region, but because of its role as a catalyst for inspiring the struggles of indigenous peoples, regionally and internationally, for real social justice...
Now is the time for all intellectuals, union militants, solidarity activists, political parties and progressive minded individuals who believe in real justice and equality to raise their voices in defense of the Bolivian government and its people. No to US interference in Bolivia!

Signatories included;

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Michael Lebowitz of the Simon Fraser University, Canada signed the statement [3].

Science & Society

In 2009, Contributing Editors to Science & Society, a New York based "journal of Marxist Thought and Analysis", were:[4];


  1. Second Annual Socialist Scholars Conference program.
  2. [1] Bolivia Rising on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
  3. Liberal Education website: List of Ayers Supporters
  4. http://www.scienceandsociety.com/history.html