• Cuba Libre (1960)

    Cuba Libre (1960)

    On July 21st, 1960, LeRoi Jones, later known as Amiri Baraka, vis­ited Cuba with a remark­able group of eleven intel­lec­tu­als and activists, includ­ing Robert Williams, Harold Cruse, John Hen­rik Clarke, and Sarah Wright.

Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui: Against Internal Colonialism

Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui: Against Internal Colonialism

Sil­via Rivera Cusi­can­qui is an Aymara activist, soci­ol­o­gist, and oral his­to­rian who has worked with indige­nous move­ments in Bolivia over the last four decades. Her work pro­vides a valu­able cri­tique of cer­tain forms of indige­nous iden­tity pol­i­tics, and a bal­ance sheet of anti­colo­nial strug­gles in the coun­try more broadly.

Policing the Crisis, Policing the Planet: an Interview with Christina Heatherton and Jordan T. Camp

Policing the Crisis, Policing the Planet: an Interview with Christina Heatherton and Jordan T. Camp

Since Occupy, many have puz­zled over the ten­dency of social move­ments, regard­less of their orig­i­nal griev­ances, to revolve around an antag­o­nism with cops and cages. In chart­ing how a range of rul­ing class strate­gies – from urban rede­vel­op­ment and the dis­ci­plin­ing of migrant labor, to impe­ri­al­ist coun­ter-insur­gency – pivot on polic­ing, this book helps explain why.

The Young Mario Tronti

The Young Mario Tronti

The rela­tion­ship between Anto­nio Gram­sci and operaismo, if occa­sion­ally men­tioned, is rarely expli­cated. And if trans­la­tions of Tronti’s 1960s writ­ings have appeared in frag­ments, his prior for­ma­tion has remained almost entirely obscured. These texts provide the reader with not only some of the ideas per­co­lat­ing in the mind of the young Tronti, but also a win­dow into the pre­his­tory of work­erism: the tumul­tuous debates within the Ital­ian left of the 1950s over the mean­ings of Marx­ism.

Final Remarks

Final Remarks

My wagers are these: that the riot can now be thought as a fun­da­men­tal form of class strug­gle rather than an impo­lit­i­cal spasm; that we can rec­og­nize in this the ascend­ing sig­nif­i­cance of sur­plus pop­u­la­tions within the dialec­ti­cal pro­duc­tion of capital’s antag­o­nists; and that the riot can be in turn seen as a sun­dial indi­cat­ing where we are within the his­tory of cap­i­tal­ist accu­mu­la­tion.

What's Left of Bernie's Revolution?

What’s Left of Bernie’s Revolution?

Bernie Sanders’s run for Pres­i­dent is over, but his cam­paign has left behind a coher­ent social demo­c­ra­tic cur­rent in Amer­i­can pol­i­tics. How did this cur­rent cohere, where is it head­ing, and what does this mean for rad­i­cal pol­i­tics today?

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

Rethinking International Relations: An Interview with Benno Teschke

As we know, Marx never wrote a dis­tinct tome on either inter­na­tional trade or on war and geopol­i­tics – a tome that would have prob­lema­tized the space­less assump­tions of either a stag­ist con­cep­tion of world his­tory or a uni­ver­sal­iz­ing cap­i­tal­ist world mar­ket. And in that sense Inter­na­tional Rela­tions – less as a dis­ci­pline but more as a prob­lem­atic – remains very press­ing and urgent for Marx­ists to reap­pro­pri­ate.

Law and Order: Make Marxism Great Again

Law and Order: Make Marxism Great Again

While a Trump pres­i­dency is not impos­si­ble, in this topsy-turvy elec­tion it has turned out to be fool­ish to make pre­dic­tions. It seems fair, how­ever, to ask a ques­tion that is being ignored or sup­pressed: if eight years of Bill Clin­ton gave us George W. Bush, and eight years of Obama gave us Trump, what would eight years of Hillary Clin­ton give us?