Monthly Review https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr <p>This site contains nearly all articles published in <em>Monthly Review</em> since its inception in May 1949. Current subscribers can access content free of charge. Learn more about <em>MR</em>&nbsp;<a title="Monthly Review" href="http://monthlyreview.org/about" target="_self">at the main website</a>.</p> Monthly Review Foundation en-US Monthly Review 0027-0520 <p>Please see <a title="Reprint Permissions" href="https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here for reprint requests</a>.</p> Histories of Racial Capitalism and the Dynamics of the Capitalist System https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6136 <p>The term <em>racial capitalism</em> is a bit of a shibboleth. Those who invoke the phrase draw from a longstanding tradition of radical scholarship that brings attention to the material force of racialism in systems of capitalist domination. There is, however, a mounting critique that questions the term's usefulness, casting doubt on the scholarly project initiated by Cedric Robinson. In the face of such concerns, <em>Histories of Racial Capitalism</em> is a much needed contribution.</p> Julius Alexander McGee Patrick Trent Greiner Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 58 62 10.14452/MR-074-01-2022-05_5 Africa Is on the Move https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6135 <p>In 1975, Walter Rodney said, <em>Africa is on the move</em>. This line stays with me, digs deep into my sense of historical possibility. What did Rodney mean when he said that line?</p> Vijay Prashad Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 49 57 10.14452/MR-074-01-2022-05_4 Marxism, Science, and Science Studies https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6134 <p>The history of Marxism in relation to science is extraordinarily dense and dramatic. Although it is a fascinating and important story, it is one increasingly forgotten.</p> Helena Sheehan Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 35 48 10.14452/MR-074-01-2022-05_3 Giving War a Chance https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6133 <p>The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is the ultimate agenda-setting, strategic planning, and consensus-forming organization of the U.S. capitalist ruling class. The latest book to come out of the CFR orbit, <em>Strategy of Denial</em> (2021), thus provides an opportunity to concretely observe how the monopoly capitalist ruling class is preparing the people of the United States for what could be a catastrophic world war.</p> Laurence H. Shoup Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 18 34 10.14452/MR-074-01-2022-05_2 "Notes on Exterminism" for the Twenty-First-Century Ecology and Peace Movements https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6132 <p>In 1980, the great English historian and Marxist theorist E. P. Thompson wrote the pathbreaking essay "Notes on Exterminism, the Last Stage of Civilization." Although the world has undergone a number of significant changes since, Thompson's essay remains a useful starting point in approaching the central contradictions of our times, characterized by the planetary ecological crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, New Cold War, and current "empire of chaos"—all arising from features deeply embedded in the contemporary capitalist political economy.</p> John Bellamy Foster Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 1 17 10.14452/MR-074-01-2022-05_1 Notes from the Editors, May 2022 https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6131 <div class="buynow"><a title="Back issue of Monthly Review Volume 74, Number 1 (May 2022)" href="https://monthlyreview.org/product/mr-074-01-2022-05/">buy this issue</a></div> <p>To get a firm grasp on the current situation in Ukraine, we must understand the central role that the United States and NATO have played in the conflict from the start, beginning in 2014 with the U.S.-engineered Maidan coup.</p> - The Editors Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-05-08 2022-05-08 c2 64 10.14452/MR-074-01-2022-05_0 Obfuscation https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6130 <p>A new poem by Marge Piercy.</p> Marge Piercy Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-04-06 2022-04-06 65 65 10.14452/MR-073-11-2022-04_6 Standing Against Racism and Empire https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6129 <p>Elizabeth "Betita" Sutherland Martinez spent her life fighting the death and destruction imposed by the White House and the Pentagon, from border jails to police barracks in every city and town across the United States.</p> Erik Wallenberg Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-04-06 2022-04-06 59 64 10.14452/MR-073-11-2022-04_5 For an Ecosocialist Degrowth https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6128 <p>Degrowth and ecosocialism are two of the most important movements—and proposals—on the radical side of the ecological spectrum.</p> Michael Löwy Bengi Akbulut Sabrina Fernandes Giorgos Kallis Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-04-06 2022-04-06 56 58 10.14452/MR-073-11-2022-04_4 The Bhima Koregaon Arrests and the Resistance in India https://monthlyreviewarchives.org/index.php/mr/article/view/6127 <p>The cold-blooded murders of activists by state forces in India represents a historical pattern of extrajudicial repression.</p> Saroj Giri Copyright (c) 2022 Array https://monthlyreview.org/contact/reprint-permissions/ 2022-04-06 2022-04-06 38 55 10.14452/MR-073-11-2022-04_3