Modern policing has its origin in colonial violence. The University of Chicago has long played a part in cultivating, promoting, spreading, and normalizing the tools of such state violence.
The city of Chicago was built upon the settler colonial dispossession of Indigenous peoples and lands. That history of conflict, violence, and struggle continues into the present.
Palestinian writer Yara Hawari speaks with the founders of Hajar Press on unity and fragmentation, joy and pain, and her novella, The Stone House.
Brekhna Aftab and Farhaana Arefin, founders of Hajar Press, speak with Palestinian writer Yara Hawari on cycles of dispossession, the beauty of oral history, and her novella, The Stone House.
The Caucus of Rank and File Educators emerged from a bitter battle against big business plans to destroy public education. By transforming the CTU into a fighting union, CORE teachers have led the struggle to create the schools all teachers and students deserve.
The story of kokum scarves has long connected Ukrainian refugees and Indigenous peoples of North America. The relationships they represent are an essential kind of solidarity today.
A new book by Amitav Ghosh explores the beauty, terror, and agency of non-human entities. Sustaining and rebuilding these relationships will be necessary to resist colonialist omnicide.
With the legality of abortion hanging by a thread, we cannot accept lowered expectations. We need all our rights in every state.
Dorothy Holmes reflects on how her personal grief compels her to work toward collective justice.
In 1960s Chicago, organizations of poor white people rejected racism and threw in their lot with the Black Panthers and Young Lords to fight for collective liberation. Their story is rich with lessons for today.
Once slavery was abolished, capitalists rebuilt an industrialized South using a new form of racialized slavery: the convict lease system. It would take multi-racial insurrectionary action to ultimately abolish convict leasing.
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.
The socialist movement in this country was at its strongest when it developed deep ties to the movement for Black liberation. In this roundtable, Charisse Burden-Stelly, Robin D.G. Kelley, and Barbara Smith reflect on key moments of this historic connection.
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.
In the two years since Lightfoot was elected, the mayor has deflected responsibility, brutally repressed protests, and delivered working Chicagoans a big bag of nothing. Here’s the timeline of her uninspiring tenure so far.
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 real life St Nick, hounded by the Klan, distributed not just toys but solidarity and antiracist militancy
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.
States are the rules of the game in capitalist society. If we want to build socialism we’re going to have to break the rules.