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.
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.
The abolitionist movement stands to gain key lessons from mass deinstitutionalization, argues Liat Ben-Moshe's latest book.
Colonial systems and modes of thought shape and sever our relationships to one another and the world around us. Black and Indigenous literatures point toward a different kind of relationship.
Reading Indigenous literature matters because Indigenous people matter. The organizer of a powerful reading group on Indigenous and Black stories and histories reflects on their ongoing experience.
In an era of permanent war, rebuilding a movement against US imperialism will require rethinking our long-held strategies.
In the US, the struggle for revolutionary socialism and the antiracist struggle for abolition are one and the same.
Ashley Bohrer’s Marxism and Intersectionality is indispensable reading for socialists trying to understand how class, race and gender mesh.