Capitalism appears to many to be a failed system, leading to extreme inequality and ecological devastation. We’re also told that the alternative posed by Karl Marx is similarly bankrupt, as proved by the failures of state socialism. But what if Marx’s vision for a postcapitalist future has little in common with the experience of the … Continued
In these anti-utopian times, many of us long for a place that’s free from the reach of capitalism and the repressive arm of the state. But we assume such things, even in partial form, don’t exist. Historian Andrej Grubacic discusses the spaces where people have attempted to operate outside of the state and market—and some … Continued
Journalist John Gibler talks about the 43 disappeared students in the Mexican town of Iguala, how the Mexican state benefits from the drug war, and what the story of EPR guerrilla Andrés Tzompaxtle tells us about the continuum of state repression in Mexico.