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...

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...

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...

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.

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...