Chernikhov's Architectural Fantasy

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Trump and the Revolutionary Scenario

Where elites bum­ble and jock­ey, pos­si­bil­i­ties arise. That is why in the rad­i­cal uncer­tain­ty of our moment, the Left needs to strate­gize and orga­nize for a rev­o­lu­tion­ary break. If we’re not pre­pared with a rev­o­lu­tion­ary sce­nar­io of our own, the strug­gles of elites may swal­low us up.

The Shadow of the Plantation

The Shadow of the Plantation

It remains to be seen what kind of pol­i­tics can be built on the foun­da­tion of the notion of racial cap­i­tal­ism. To deter­mine what orga­ni­za­tion­al and prac­ti­cal activ­i­ty can be derived from this analy­sis, we should turn to the com­par­ison we have in front of us: the work of the com­mu­nists of the ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry, who began with the now wide­ly dis­cred­it­ed and ridiculed Black Belt the­sis.

Back in Black

Back in Black

Only a con­crete analy­sis of our con­crete sit­u­a­tion can deter­mine what role, if any, the black bloc can play in today’s move­ments.

Poetry After Trump

Poetry After Trump

This orig­i­nal encoun­ter of lin­guis­tic dif­fer­ence, of unin­tel­li­gi­bil­i­ty and non-trans­lata­bil­i­ty, seems to have had a last­ing impact on the long, slow, vio­lent, and mod­ern his­to­ries of human suf­fer­ing men­tioned above. In a sense, poet­ry and pol­i­tics after Auschwitz must be barbaric—that is to say, they must be for­eign to the hege­mon­ic lan­guage and cul­ture that pro­duced the Holo­caust.

Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

The kind of fem­i­nism we seek is already emerg­ing inter­na­tion­al­ly, in strug­gles across the globe: from the women’s strike in Poland again­st the abor­tion ban to the women’s strikes and march­es in Lat­in Amer­i­ca again­st male vio­lence; from the mas­sive women’s demon­stra­tion of the last Novem­ber in Italy to the protests and the women’s strike in defense of repro­duc­tive rights in South Korea and Ire­land.

When the Cry Rings Out

When the Cry Rings Out

The large crowd of demon­stra­tors at San Fran­cis­co Inter­na­tion­al Air­port was diverse, a glob­al array of nation­al­i­ties, ages, and dis­po­si­tions. They shout­ed loud­ly, again­st Trump and his Mus­lim ban, that refugees are wel­come here.

We Made a Village for the Kids: Reflections on the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee

We Made a Village for the Kids: Reflections on the Prairie Fire Organizing Committee

Our col­lec­tive child care was more than a prac­ti­cal mat­ter, and more than just a belief that “the chil­dren are our future.” We saw social repro­duc­tion, “women’s work,” as the work that knits human com­mu­ni­ties togeth­er. We want­ed all of our mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in work that we saw as cru­cial to build­ing rev­o­lu­tion­ary con­scious­ness and mak­ing rev­o­lu­tion.