Capitalist state

How to end racist policing?

The nature of policing in the United States is inseparable from the violent, racist history of capitalism in this country. From slave patrols; to Bull Connor’s unleashing dogs and fire hoses against black protesters...

Governments seize on COVID-19 to extend repressive powers

The Economist has described it as “the most dramatic extension of state powers since the second world war.” Across the globe governments have implemented draconian legislation akin to that of police states under the...

Democratic rights under threat

In recent months, a raft of new measures have been introduced by governments in the name of fighting COVID-19. Increased government funding is widely accepted as necessary, but new measures that wind back democratic...

What do socialists say about the police?

A reader recently commented: “I’m so sick of reading about police violence. The way they beat people at the IMARC protests made me so angry. I feel that the cops only exist to protect...

Anti-government demos across Australia following bushfires

Demonstrations swept the country over the last two weekends as tens of thousands turned out against Scott Morrison’s government in the wake of the bushfire crisis. Protesters chanted for the end of Morrison’s prime...

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