An end to borders

November 15, 2023

So refugees and asylum seekers cannot be sent to Rwanda. That’s what the Supreme Court has ruled. While that’s something those potentially affected will celebrate and socialists will welcome, we would see it as the best outcome if it raised the whole question of borders and states as a means of controlling and defining people and fuelling nationalistic and racial divisions.

While it’s true that to demand to abolish borders and states will seem to many as unthinkable as it was once to ask to abolish slavery, slavery was finally abolished. Borders and states can be too – but only as part of the abolition of money and wages and the whole of the profit system, since they are all part of the intricate jigsaw that makes up capitalism (see this review)