I think the most dire consequence of the evolution of capitalism today is its capacity for cooptation.
Everyone, for reasons that were completely ahistorical, is really surprised by the emergence of things like the black bloc or…the Ya Bastas from Southern Europe. There was…this moment where everyone was like, ‘oh! Where did all of this come from?’
systemic mass movements are absolutely a priority if we want to change the world.
imagination is…a people’s spirit to resist and live otherwise than they do right now.
It’s the absence of social movements that has folks like me going into full time jobs that we would never have taken in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
we don’t have a tremendous amount of intergenerational memory on what [struggles were] about, what [they were] fighting for, what the underlying basis [for them was.]