In colonial regimes, dominant conceptions of private property developed alongside racial hierarchies.
Brenna Bhandar is a law professor at the University of British Columbia, the author of Colonial Lives of Property: Law, Land, and Racial Regimes of Ownership, and a coeditor of Revolutionary Feminisms: Conversations on Collective Action and Radical Thought.
Police and mass incarceration are only the most visible and obvious manifestations of the prison-industrial complex. Ruth Wilson Gilmore argues that the prison-industrial complex is a holistic social organizing principle that pervades life under capitalism.
We need to fight for social housing instead of private ownership. Spain’s anti-eviction movement shows how we can do it.