“Woke” racial capitalism reveals contradictory tendencies in the material structure of capitalism and its ideological superstructure.
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.
Rob Wallace speaks about the global capitalist roots of the current pandemic, the likelihood of future pandemics, and the types of organized resistance necessary to prevent them.
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.
How should we understand the irrationalism of American rightists today? What to make of their seeming enthusiasm for the death drive?
Richard Smith argues, contra Eli Friedman, that China is not capitalist by a long shot.
As of the late 1970s, China has become a fully fledged capitalist nation-state, complete with its own settler colonial projects and characterized by the law of value and the commodity-form.
For too long, gatekeepers of the art world have spoken in the name of the sector’s most marginalized workers. But now these workers are taking back the narrative, linking anti-racist mobilization to struggles in their own workplaces.
Andrew Liu explains his new book on the development of capitalism in India and China in relation to his reading of Marx’s Capital. It is the concept of value, he argues, that allows us to fully realize what is novel about capitalist production.
How does the pandemic force us to rethink the relations among capital, state power, and human life?