Covid-19, Español, Health, Theory

Redes de ayuda mutua hacia: Una crítica constructiva

Thomas Hummel, de Marx21 USA, explora el surgimiento de redes de ayuda mutua durante la pandemia del COVID-19, ofreciendo una crítica fraterna de las mismas como estrategia política, y mostrando alternativas socialistas. Publicado originalmente en español aquí en marx21.net. Las organizaciones de ayuda mutua han aparecido a lo largo de todo el país en respuesta… Continue reading Redes de ayuda mutua hacia: Una crítica constructiva

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, Police

Abolition Not Reform: The Origins of the Police and a World Without Them

Virginia Rodino unpacks demands to defund the police, arguing that the police are a violent and racist tool of class oppression that cannot be reformed and must be abolished altogether.  Racist Beginnings Socialists argue that the police are the first line of defense for the ruling class. The first police force in the United States… Continue reading Abolition Not Reform: The Origins of the Police and a World Without Them

Covid-19, Theory

Mutual Aid Networks: Toward a Constructive Critique

Thomas Hummel explores the emergence of mutual aid networks during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering a comradely critique of mutual aid as a political strategy and putting forward socialist alternatives.  Mutual aid organizations have appeared all over the country in response to coronavirus and the economic shutdown. Very often these organizations are vital, keeping people alive… Continue reading Mutual Aid Networks: Toward a Constructive Critique

Anti-racism, George Floyd Rebellion, Police

Protests are only the beginning

Rebecca Gilson takes a look at the astronomical scale of Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the police, arguing that now is the time to make bold, radical demands—not compromise.  The last two weeks have seen an uprising against police brutality, the extent of which was… Continue reading Protests are only the beginning

Immigration

Supreme Court hands Trump Administration defeat with DACA ruling

In the wake of the recent SCOTUS decision, Victor Fernandez examines the history of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, its strengths and limitations, and this history's implications for future movements. On June 18, 2020, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to block the Trump Administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood… Continue reading Supreme Court hands Trump Administration defeat with DACA ruling