Tag: Racial capitalism


On Collective Grieving

Loubna Qutami writes of the Zionist assassination of Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, whose represented hope in the face of settler colonial fragmentation.


Reifying Racism

John Clegg and Adaner Usmani respond to Norton and Stein’s critique of their analysis of the rise of mass incarceration.


Know Your Enemy

In this original, empirically rich study, Andreas Malm and the Zetkin Collective provide a systematic inquiry into the political ecology of the far right in the twenty-first century.


Revolution Is Illegal

Orisanmi Burton reflects on the legacy of the Panther 21 on the 50th anniversary (to the day) of their acquittal.


Building Asian American Liberation from Below

Promise Li argues that a true movement for liberation for Asian Americans requires building collective power by linking anti-racist and anti-capitalist struggles in coalition with other marginalized communities.


Fuck Mindfulness Workshops

Spectre editor Tithi Bhattacharya explains why elite representation and mindfulness workshops are insufficient; what we need is a resurgence of militant mass mobilizations targeting the racist police state and capital.


The Radical Practicality of Community Control Over Policing

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.

Protesters at night hold signs reading, "Abolish the Police"

Defeat the Police

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.

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.


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