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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What is behind the expansion of U.S. prisons?

Racism and social unrest The police killings of New York 23-year-old Sean Bell in a hail of 50 shots on Nov. 25 and of Atlanta...

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...

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...