The Supreme Court: last line of defense for the ruling class

This article was originally published as Chapter 6 in "Democracy and Class Society," a book produced by the PSL in 2008. "I give you, gentlemen,...
George Washington, who owned 317 slaves when he died, gives directives before the Battle of Yorktown in the U.S. Revolutionary War.

The U.S. state and the U.S. revolution

It is no exaggeration to say that the principal disputes between activists, organizations and political trends in U.S. social movements have hinged on different...

How “The State and Revolution” changed history

Anyone who aspires to be a real communist or to understand the theory of modern communism must study Lenin’s pamphlet...

Tactics and fighting slogans for the anti-police brutality movement

An updated study by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement revealed that every 28 hours, on average, law enforcement officers in the United States killed...

How can the working class defend its revolution? Understanding the dictatorship...

The ‘dictatorship of the proletariat’ Workers around the world have instinctively understood the need for a union. In the fight against the bosses—whether it is...

The racist history of police militarization and mass incarceration

The following is adapted from Puryear’s book “Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America” (Liberation Books, 2013) In August 1971, a lawyer for big...

How will the police be abolished? A Marxist perspective

12 points on the U.S. state and the necessity of revolution 1. The Party for Socialism and Liberation stands...

Free to agree: Exposing the fallacy of political freedom in America

In the opening weeks of the Trump administration, thousands of progressive students on college campuses in Seattle and Berkeley shut down professional demagogue and...

Anarchism’s track record: What is militancy without a winning program?

In the struggle for a better world, the working-class movement often faces the question: Which way forward? It may be in a strike, where the...

Cops: enforcers for the capitalist class

Tools of repression For decades, into the 1980s, school districts across the country employed the “Officer Friendly” program that brought local cops into kindergarten and...