The police have always been used as a tool for the social control of minority populations and to protect the power and property of the elite. A reading list that puts the call for the abolishment of the police in historical context.
A reading list of US politics books on what to learn from the Bernie Sanders campaign, the legacy of Henry Wallace, the emotion driving members of the US Communist Party in the mid twentieth century and more.
Debates continue to rage across the political spectrum on the reality, or not, of white privilege. In this article, David Roediger argues that it is only by admitting both the reality of white advantage whilst also understanding the immense poverty and desperation of many poor white Americans, can we win in the struggle for a more humane society.
How does race relate to class in capitalism? Is it intrinsic and essential to the reproduction of capital, or merely an accidental feature of particular capitals? In this recent essay by Richard Seymour, and originally published on his Patreon, Seymour considers a debate within Marxism on the relationship between class, race and capitalism.
Frantz Fanon, the great Martinican psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary, was born on this day in 1925. In this extract from Fanon: A Biography, David Macey explores the afterlives of Fanon's thought.