From “race reductionism” to “dupes of Moscow.” many myths about Black radicalism and white supremacy still circulate today. In this roundtable, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Robin D. G. Kelley, and Barbara Smith provide an important counter.
Dorothy Holmes describes her fight for a special prosecutor and carrying forward the citywide struggle for an end to police violence.
Ma’Khia Bryant deserved a long, thriving life, period. While some have pointed to the circumstances of her murder in order to cast doubt on her right to live, none of these equivocations even have a basis in crisis intervention experience.
Bones discovered in 1989 revealed the gruesome history of eugenics, experimentation, and murder at the Dunning facility in Chicago. Far from an aberration, the brutality of white supremacy was integral to Chicago’s past, showcased at the famous World's Fair that put Chicago on the map.
A Chicago cop put a bullet in a thirteen-year-old child, and many are spinning narratives laced with typical racist dehumanization in an attempt to obscure this fact. It’s the cops who should be under the spotlight, disbanded, and abolished.
Our understanding of innocence, guilt, victims, and criminals shapes the worlds we are able to build. New books by Mariame Kaba and Harsha Walia pry open political possibilities.
This week Chicagoans have a chance to show up for a police torture survivor who is still suffering unjust incarceration.
Statement of a resister against deadly injustice inside a St Louis jail
The Arab Spring was an anti-police movement brought to revolutionary levels. Its lessons will be crucial to a renewed abolitionist movement in the United States and around the world.
A researcher of far-right activity discusses the forces behind the pro-Trump mob at the Capitol and the challenges ahead for combating a growing fascist movement.
White supremacy has never been about the supremacy of all whites. Grappling with the sources of white poverty and oppression will be necessary to strengthen the movement against racism.
A new study shows that Black people die at a higher rate in a normal year than the rate of white people dying from the pandemic this year. In this interview, the author of the research explains its significance.
Community organizers stand up to a toxic polluter and city officials who continue to practice environmental racism on Chicago’s Southeast side.
The recent rebellion in Philly against the police murder of Walter Wallace Jr. is rooted in struggles of the past and reflects the uprisings of the future.
Theories of modern fascism need to be updated to show its American origins, the centrality of racism, and how it needs to be defeated in the streets.
African Americans have mobilized against the police to defend Black life since the 1960s and before. For this cycle of massive urban rebellion to succeed in changing the racist structures of society, it will require learning from this history and struggles abroad.
Dorothy Holmes reflects on her unending struggle for justice for her son, Ronald Johnson, on the sixth anniversary of his murder by Chicago police.
In the wake of the summer antiracist uprising, one Chicago ward is forging ahead with practical alternatives to policing. Ald. Rossana Rodriguez discusses the progress and challenges of defunding the police and imagining a different kind of public safety.
The Crime Lab research center operated by the University of Chicago uses the illusion of scientific objectivity to support the racist violence of the Chicago Police Department.
Black and Indigenous solidarity is crucial to the liberation of us all. It's time we talk about what it will take to repair the historical wounds of slavery, genocide, and their interconnections.
Chicago police shot someone on the South Side last night. By looting downtown, protesters are addressing the root cause of police violence.
Simon Balto's Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power tells the racist history and development of the Chicago Police Department.
In the 1930s the Communist Party in Chicago was a vibrant, multiracial organization with thousands of members that actively fought against racism and class inequality. There is much socialists today can learn from its successes and failures.
In the US, the struggle for revolutionary socialism and the antiracist struggle for abolition are one and the same.