The black population in the United States is roughly the size of the population of Spain. Yet too many ignore class differences and political complexities among millions of African Americans.
Jennifer C. Pan is a cohost of The Jacobin Show and has written for the New Republic, Dissent, the Nation, and other publications.
The 2020 George Floyd protests made millions of Americans aware of the horrors of police violence. But to build a mass movement to end that violence, we must recognize that police control people of all races who are unable to legally make ends meet.
Some leftists imagine a postcapitalist society will free everyone from the need to work. But the only realistic and fair way to manage production under socialism is to democratically distribute and share in the burdens of labor.
Neoliberalism may not be dead, but it is no longer the unquestioned ideology of our time. That leaves a huge opening for those on the Left who want to see a political and economic order based on democracy and solidarity rather than unbridled profit-seeking.
Noam Chomsky talks to Jacobin about why the US withdrawal from Afghanistan won’t change US imperialism, the many war crimes of George W. Bush, and why he still believes in average people’s ability to push back against the war machine.
Tasked with carrying out what ought to be state functions, but dependent on private interests, NGOs will never challenge the basic structures of capitalism.
We talk with historian Matt Karp about how ending our great age of inequality will take a renewed working-class politics.
Thankfully, almost nobody likes a Nazi, and even fewer still like a Nazi steeped in a creepy online subculture.
Donald Trump hysterically considers it a Marxist plot, but corporate “anti-racism training” isn’t a practice that anyone should defend. It doesn’t actually combat racism and it helps bosses consolidate their power over employees under a veneer of social justice.
Asian Americans’ long history of challenging stereotypes has often overlooked the ways in which capitalism forges racial identity.
While the first Purge was a pleasurable if somewhat overripe piece of agitprop, The Purge: Anarchy succumbs to full-on rot.
The battles over whether communities on Twitter are good or bad, toxic or supportive, obscure the labor that sustains all social networks.
The memory of riot grrrl deepens the divide between cultural and material feminism, hobbling critiques of inequality by mistaking self-improvement for revolution.