Party As Articulator

Party As Articulator

Instead of treating the “party” as a single fixed entity that tries to conquer state power, either by an insurrection or an election, I suggest we think of it as an organization among others, one defined by its articulating function, as that which unites disparate social forces, links struggles over time, and facilitates the collective project of building socialism beyond the state.

The Tragedy of Spaceship Earth

The Tragedy of Spaceship Earth

While the environmental movement is doomed as long as it relies on technocratic expertise without mass mobilization, the Left needs to be more engaged with environmental science if it is to make an impact.

Beyond Guilt and Privilege: Abolishing the White Race

Beyond Guilt and Privilege: Abolishing the White Race

If Black rebellion is often the spark for mass struggle in the United States, white chauvinism is a wet blanket. The materials in this pamphlet aim to move the discussion from a fixation on individual experiences of whiteness toward the broad possibilities of collective struggle for abolition and human freedom.

Resistance at a Granular Level: An Interview with Magdi el-Gizouli on the Neighbourhood Committees in the Sudanese Uprising

Resistance at a Granular Level: An Interview with Magdi el-Gizouli on the Neighbourhood Committees in the Sudanese Uprising

Those other neighbourhood committees did some very dramatic and dashing things, things that nobody did before. Committees in places like al-Rahad broke down the zakat stores, took out grain, and redistributed it. They challenged power at the immediate level, where it impacts on people’s lives.

From Rebellion to Revolution

From Rebellion to Revolution

The Floyd rebellion is changing the world before our very eyes. What type of change and to what degree it will shift the balance of forces between rulers and ruled, haves and the have-nots remains to be seen. What is clear is that there is an active and open political contest to shape the outcome.

Wanted: An End to Police Terror

Wanted: An End to Police Terror

The pursuit of justice has been defined by a rote binary of punished in a cage versus unpunished and free. This situation shapes the demand for traditional, state-sanctioned, prison-based punishment even of killer cops. And yet within the language of vengeance or retribution toward police who kill, there is also a hidden desire for another way, for a way out.

Of Beauty and Rage: Dispatch from a Protest in Brooklyn

Of Beauty and Rage: Dispatch from a Protest in Brooklyn

On June 4th, the Barclays meeting point appeared to undergo the legendary transformation of quantity into quality, possibly as a consequence of the repeated contact and exchange, over the course of days that felt like months, among protesters on the ground. In fact, at Barclays on June 4th, one could glimpse the first signs of a political subjectivity emerging through still-embryonic and spontaneous processes of self-activation.