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The Minerals Must Flow

From copper in Chile, gold in South Africa, to rare earth elements in China, extraction delimits world history and the current geopolitical landscape. Natural resources are not neutral; we must understand who extracts them, where do they...

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Letter from the Editors

Galen, a scientist from ancient Greece, mistakenly thought that the liver and the heart produce and pump blood centrifugally, and that the lungs distribute air in the same manner until these vital essences simply dissipate or are consumed at the extremities. This view of unidirectional blood and air flow was hegemonic...

Spread This Like Wildfire!

The mass shooting in Buffalo of May 2022 was sparked by a long history of racialist ideology and weaponized science. Mere recognition from the scientific community is no longer enough; we must organize and mobilize against the right.

Marxism, Science, and Science Studies

From the beginning, Marxism took science extremely seriously, not only for its economic promise in building a socialist society, but also for its revelatory power in understanding the world. Marxism has made the strongest claims of any...

Socialize the Lab

Like all historical processes, laboratories are shaped by class conflicts. This article presents a critical history of the lab and plots a future toward socializing our means of knowledge production.

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Science for the People (SftP), the most important radical science movement in US history, arose in 1969 out of the anti-war movement and lasted until 1989. With a Marxist analysis and non-hierarchical governing structure, SftP tackled...

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