What is Political Power?

What is Political Power?

The surprising trajectory of the Bernie Sanders campaign has revived discussions of socialist politics. And renewed interest in socialist politics has brought a renewed interest in Marxist theory, specifically about the state. This isn’t surprising, because there’s a lot to explain.

Revolt in Chile: Life Against Capital

Revolt in Chile: Life Against Capital

The October uprising in Chile is an example of what we would call a generalized passage from private malaise to collective revolt, a moment in which those sufferings that had been lived in domestic confinement, with guilt and loneliness, are brought out into public space, and understood as socially and politically produced, awakening a will to struggle as well as a mutual recognition between those who share experiences, feelings, fears, and common hopes.

Making the Network that Sustains Us Visible: Conversation with Rafaela Pimental of Territorio Doméstico, Madrid

Making the Network that Sustains Us Visible: Conversation with Rafaela Pimental of Territorio Doméstico, Madrid

Now there are compañeras who can speak, who can give a talk, who can talk about care work, about global care chains…This has emerged through our everyday practice. In Territorio Doméstico, we are all equals, we all have different knowledges and we share them, giving each other strength and supporting one another.

On Depoliticization

On Depoliticization

Our global situation should be understood not only in terms of a resurgent radical politics, but also in terms of depoliticization.

Origins of the Crisis: On the Coup in Bolivia

Origins of the Crisis: On the Coup in Bolivia

Was it a coup? Yes. Should people with a preference for emancipatory politics support the coup or oppose it? We can only be against it. When we move from definitions and position-taking to the level of politics, however, simplicity gives way to murkiness. How did this coup happen? What conditions made it possible?