Community self-defense requires the capacity to respond to any and all challenges to its safety and self-determination – which requires gaining control over the resources currently consumed by police departments.
John Clarke argues that the Canadian state’s repression of the Proud Boys sets a dangerous precedent for working-class movements and the political left.
Omedi Ochieng discusses the police’s role as a counterinsurgent force, and the impact this has on how radical movements can meaningfully pursue police abolition.
“Woke” racial capitalism reveals contradictory tendencies in the material structure of capitalism and its ideological superstructure.
Why are self-styled socialists going after the slogan “defund the police”? Rawan Abdelbaki challenges them frontally.
Jack Norton and David Stein respond to John Clegg and Adaner Usmani’s argument that mass incarceration isn’t a product of racism. The authors’ argument, they demonstrate, is both conceptually misguided and empirically wrong.
Drawing upon autobiographical reflections, JS Titus explores the class stratification of South Asians in the UK. She argues that class and oppression rather than idealized identities must be the basis of forging solidarity today.
Peter Bloom charts a path toward an abolitionist Marxism rooted in what he calls a “commons sense” for the current moment.
Dave Zirin talks about what led to the NBA players’ strike, where it can go from here, and its implications for the Black Lives Matter and labor movements.
Drawing on ethnographic work on anti-racist struggles in France, Jean Beaman makes the case for internationalizing Black Lives Matter.