Revolution, or the need to smash the capitalist state, has been dismissed and avoided by many who claim to want a liberated world. But any responsible approach to overcoming capitalism must grapple with the need to dismantle the capitalist state and replace it with our own democratic institutions from below.
Railroad workers fought hard for their well-deserved rights, and rejected a garbage contract from their bosses. Then Democrats in Congress, including AOC and almost the whole Squad, voted to force through the bosses’ contract offer and block the mounting strike.
Capitalism relies on states to create profits, guarantee the functioning of markets, and cheapen labor through violence. Overthrowing capitalism will mean confronting and dismantling prisons, policing, borders, and the military. It’s time we talk about smashing the state.
Cops in Uvalde, like cops everywhere, were never meant to protect us. It’s time we start protecting our communities by getting rid of police altogether.
Social media platforms are key parts of the public square, and ought to be democratically controlled as public utilities. Billionaires and corporations were never allies in efforts to create free and democratic spaces.
Several socialist elected officials refused to oppose Israel’s brutal settler colonialism when it counted. It's time we talk seriously about the implications for socialist strategy on the ground.
Three months after Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and forced displacement of Palestinian families evoked massive worldwide protests, Reps Jamaal Bowman and Ilhan Omar cast deciding votes to fund more Israeli bombs and apartheid. Why?
Right-wing media has conjured a growing panic about critical race theory being taught in schools and universities. But what really scares them is a new generation questioning entrenched myths about capitalism and racial hierarchy.
Over the past couple weeks, multiple attacks on Chicago abortion clinics show that it’s do-or-die time for abortion access in America. Defending and expanding reproductive rights depends on grassroots mobilizing.
As DSA members prepare for their bi-annual convention this summer, the Sprout Slate in Chicago has emerged as a prominent contender. Rampant sat down with “the slate the uprisings produced” to discuss their thoughts on abolition, mutual aid, multiracial organizing and the future of the movement.
The New Deal wasn’t won by cozying up to congresspeople, but by workers’ disruptive mass strikes and social mobilizations. We cannot forget that in the Biden era.
Palestinian liberation is intimately tied to the liberation struggles of the entire region. Palestine’s dynamic interdependence with the revolutionary struggle against Assad in Syria has important lessons.
Mutual aid efforts during Chicago’s brutal winter saved the lives of many residents who were willfully neglected by City Hall and attacked by the police. The polar vortex mutual aid effort shows the importance of mutual aid as a site of class struggle.
Disreputable writers and outlets, often operating under the aegis of “independent journalism” with purportedly “leftwing” views, are spreading corrosive propaganda and disinformation that aims to strip Syrians of political agency.
In an era of permanent war, rebuilding a movement against US imperialism will require rethinking our long-held strategies.
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.
Vicky Osterweil’s new book, In Defense of Looting, provides a robust defense of uncivil disobedience and its potential for both radicalizing and exacting change. By dodging the essential issue of organization, however, it leaves many questions unanswered.
In the US, the struggle for revolutionary socialism and the antiracist struggle for abolition are one and the same.
Providing relief to food insecurity is going to take more than mutual aid and community gardens.
Ashley Bohrer’s Marxism and Intersectionality is indispensable reading for socialists trying to understand how class, race and gender mesh.