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Mass Incarceration

Carceral Pardons, Carceral Riots

Dan Berger argues that Trump wielded his pardon power for the same reason governors have largely refused it: to defend mass incarceration and the political-economic inequalities it upholds.


Snatching Victory

Jasson Perez argues that the rise of authoritarianism is a global phenomenon. When the US left takes an American exceptionalist approach, this sets us back in our quest to defeat neoliberalism, the insurgent right, fascism, and authoritarianism.


Speculating on Race

Before we romanticize the age of the welfare state, it’s worth remembering how the policies of those decades are less an alternative to than a historical basis for today’s landscape of racial exclusion.


Fascism, Capital, and the State Today

Charlie Post responds to Cihan Tuğal’s critique of Spectre’s editorial statement on the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.


The Rabble and the Door

Steve Edwards on the semiotics of the invasion: “one set of supremacist fantasies faced off against another imaginary order.”


Fascism, Resistance, and the State

Cihan Tuğal offers a friendly critique of Spectre’s editorial statement on antifascist strategy in the wake of last week’s capitol riots.


We Cannot Let Yesterday’s Farce Become Tomorrow’s Tragedy

Wednesday’s stunt signaled a new stage in the emergence of a fascist right in the country. We must adamantly reject all “law and order” approaches, instead taking matters into our own hands, driving fascists out of the streets and out of our workplaces.


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