Title

Deploying Guns to Expendable Communities: Bloodshed in Mexico, U.S. Imperialism, and Transnational Capital—A Call for Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2017

Abstract

This article argues that the gun industry, as part of the broader military industrial complex, serves a specific function of both producing and securing capital interests, U.S. imperialism, and racism and that these work together to support the capital accumulation of the transnational capitalist class. The U.S.–Mexican border and the War on Drugs are discussed as a case in point in which Mexican communities are made expendable in the service of capital. A revolutionary critical pedagogy is advanced to support the mass mobilization of a people worldwide who are fed up with having our labor and our dignity extorted and who are ready to imagine and create a socialist alternative.