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.
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.
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.
Mutual aid has strengthened relationships and expanded our movement. Socialists should embrace mutual aid efforts as we fight for a society rooted in solidarity.
The inauguration of Joe Biden arrives with the liberal establishment proclaiming the need for unity. But unity is not what we want.
In the US, the struggle for revolutionary socialism and the antiracist struggle for abolition are one and the same.
Wealth, under capitalism, is loot. What is commonly called “looting” is a redistribution of that wealth.
A lifelong socialist reflects on the new world we are entering, and the challenges and opportunities we can expect ahead.
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.
Cops are not part of the working class and perform no socially beneficial function. Only good things can result from abolishing the police.
The “free market” offers no solutions to the problems we face. To overcome the present crisis, we have to take the reins into our own hands and democratically plan a future for all.
Police don't solve, stop or prevent crime because they were never designed to. Cops are the tools of the bosses, from the day they were invented to today.