It’s Not About Four Years, It’s About Five Centuries

Amazon workers on strike in Shakopee this past summer, Photo by Kerem Yucel. By Duncan Riley 12/22/2019   In response to the Trump administration’s most recent reactionary measure targeting immigrants, an executive order giving counties and states the right to block refugee resettlement, Governor Walz asserted in his recent letter to Secretary of State Pompeo … Continue reading It’s Not About Four Years, It’s About Five Centuries

The People’s Tide: Revolution, Electoralism, and the State in the Pink Tide

Photo by Carlos Figueroa By Duncan Riley 11/27/2019 The world, today, is caught in the grips of a great revolt. On streets and in plazas across the globe, the world which bureaucrats, generals, and multinational corporations have so carefully constructed over the past five decades is increasingly threatened as the long-smoldering embers of popular discontent … Continue reading The People’s Tide: Revolution, Electoralism, and the State in the Pink Tide

Turning Workers into Criminals: Gender, Class, and State Violence in the Twin Cities’ Responses to Sex Work, 1870-1900

By Duncan Riley 10/28/2019   What Makes Someone a Criminal? Modern society tends to view criminality as a product of immorality. If someone commits a crime, it is because they are a bad and antisocial person. However, the relationship between law and morality is in reality far more complicated. When John Brown and his party … Continue reading Turning Workers into Criminals: Gender, Class, and State Violence in the Twin Cities’ Responses to Sex Work, 1870-1900

La gran revolución

Mural de José Clemente Orozco De Duncan Riley 9/19/2019   En la historia de México, desde la Independencia, se puede trazar una línea entre dos distintas tradiciones revolucionarias, la tradición popular y la tradición de élite. La primera siempre buscaba el mejoramiento de las condiciones sociales y autonomía para las masas de campesinos y trabajadores, … Continue reading La gran revolución

The Bourgeois Homeland and the Universal Homeland

Emblem of the Mexican Liberal Party By Ricardo Flores Magón Translated by Duncan Riley Originally given as a speech on the 19th of September, 1915, it was published in Regeneración    Comrades, Humanity finds itself in one of the most solemn moments of its history. In the Universe, nothing is stable: everything changes, and we find … Continue reading The Bourgeois Homeland and the Universal Homeland