From the fight for climate justice to the movement to defund the police, more and more people are concluding that capitalism itself is the problem. Understanding *how* capitalism works (or doesn’t), where it came from, and its internal weaknesses and contradictions is a key part of the struggle to overthrow it.
Join this discussion for an introduction to how socialists analyze, criticize, and organize against capitalism. Some questions we will ask: Where does profit come from and how does it drive the system? What is racial capitalism and how does it help us understand where capitalism came from? What did the pandemic expose about capitalism’s weaknesses and contradictions?
Introduction by Khaleel Grant
Unravelling Capitalism: A Guide to Marxist Political Economy
By Joseph Choonara
Email Spring for an e-version
Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore – An Antipode Foundation film
“What Did Cedric Robinson Mean by Racial Capitalism?”
By Robin D. G. Kelley
Boston Review (January 12, 2017)
“Cedric Robinson, racial capitalism and the return of black radicalism”
By Ken Olende
International Socialism 69 (January 6, 2021)
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