Is postcolonial nationalism a liberatory force because it’s postcolonial, or a reactionary force because it’s nationalism? Nandita Sharma speaks to Spectre editor Zachary Levenson about this question in relation to her new book, Home Rule.
Ashley Smith interviewed Black Lives Matter activist and educator Jesse Hagopian about the struggle for Black Lives at school, the uprising for racial justice, the role of unions in that struggle, and the looming workers’ fight against austerity in cities and states across the country.
An epidemiologist responds to two Harvard researchers who called for socialists to oppose lockdowns in the name of workers’ lives. But their argument, Michael Friedman insists, puts us all at risk – above all, workers.
Spectre’s Tithi Bhattacharya interviewed Meagan Day, Justin Charles, and Charlie Post about the left, electoral strategy, and class and social movements after the defeat of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary. In the first part, each answers Bhattacharya’s questions and in the second part, they respond to one another.
In the wake of the explosion in Beirut, can a social upsurge break free from the grip of Lebanon’s dominant parties?
Peter Bloom charts a path toward an abolitionist Marxism rooted in what he calls a “commons sense” for the current moment.
Poem by activist and actor Will Sturdivant.
The Poor People’s Army writes about their upcoming march on Biden and the DNC. Lives over luxury!
Gareth Dale reviews Andreas Malm’s forthcoming book on responses to the coronavirus and climate change. “Malm describes his project as Leninist—but which of the umpteen Lenins is his?”