Colombia’s sustained assault on protesters this week represents a form of warfare that indigenous and Black communities know all too well.
Reflecting on the trial of Derek Chauvin, Nicholas De Genova interrogates the white masculinist culture of violence that surrounds policing in the US.
Jeffery R. Webber writes about Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s recently translated Booker Prize-nominated novel “The Adventures of China Iron.”
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.
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.
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.