"We can't decide in the abstract which of any social relations is more determinant in any particular social phenomenon. Some have primacy in particular moments, some come in a particular kind of sequence, but we can't just say: race, class, which one is more important?"
Ruth Wilson Gilmore discusses the function of prisons under racial capitalism, abolitionist organizing, mass incarceration and class struggle, and what has changed since the publication of Golden Gulag.
Historian Margaret Stevens discusses transnational connections between Black radicals during the interwar years, the interplay between militant Caribbean workers’ uprisings and Communist Party leadership, and the lessons of Communist anti-racist and anti-imperialist organizing.
On the latest episode of Who Makes Cents: A History of Capitalism Podcast, Raj Patel and Jason Moore trace the relationship between capital and the environment through seven cheap things: nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives.