No more illusions: Missouri cops talked peace, prepared war

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has just declared a State of Emergency. It includes the creation of a Unified Command of police forces and the...

Rebellion and repression: capitalism’s long hot summer begins

To the emerging generation of revolutionaries who are looking to build this type of organization, we offer our experiences building the PSL and our lessons from studying other revolutions.

Class unity: a weapon against police violence

Police brutality is one of the sharpest and most widely recognizable reminders that we live in a society dominated by an oppressing class. The...

How can police brutality be stopped?

On June 23, another case of police brutality in Los Angeles made national headlines. Police were caught on videotape viciously beating an unarmed 36-year-old...

Always watching, always profiting: Fighting digital repression

While the lifeblood of capitalism—the pursuit of profit—remains the same, the specific ways capitalist’s pursue profit and protect their rule are constantly...

The first modern socialists: their means were utopian, but not their...

Since the advent of class antagonisms in human society, oppressed people and others angered by injustice have dreamed of a better world. In the...

The evolution of the modern capitalist state

At a meeting in early February, an activist from South Korea told me: “We only wish Bush could run for office a third time. No other political force could have helped the progressive and pro-reunification movement in Korea make so much progress.

Dismantle the racist prison system!

Rehabilitation will only be a priority under socialism The United States has the largest prison population in the world. According to a Bureau of Statistics...

La historia de la encarcelación estadounidense

La labor de prisioneros tiene larga historia en el desarrollo de los Estados Unidos. De hecho, personajes de la clase dirigente británica recibieron el...

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...