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“To Ally With the Democratic Party Is to Ally Against Ourselves”: BLM Inland Empire Breaks with BLM Global Network

Below we are republishing a statement issued by the group formally known as Black Lives Matter- Inland Empire (BLM IE), California, announcing their break with the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN).

Left Voice

February 4, 2021

Jacobin: From the “Dirty Break” to the Democratic Party

Socialists around Jacobin magazine and the DSA leadership have long rallied around Bernie Sanders and other progressive candidates of the Democratic Party. They used to claim this was in preparation for a "dirty break" with the Democrats. Increasingly, however, they are proclaiming loyalty to a bourgeois party, even as that party blocks the path to Sanders’ nomination.

Nathaniel Flakin

March 10, 2020

The Democratic Party and Capitalism’s Economic Contradictions

The Democratic Party is promising that its spending packages will rejuvenate the economy. And that has helped the party bewitch the Left and dampen mass struggle in the United States. But the economic situation today — riven by fundamental, explosive contradictions — shows that those promises are built on sand, and that we need to reject the Democrats and organize for an independent, revolutionary struggle.

Jason Koslowski

November 27, 2021

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Jamaal Bowman and the DSA

Some DSA members are calling for Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s expulsion following his recent trip to Israel. The conflict reveals the deep contradictions in the organization’s strategy, and the illusion of “accountable Democrats.”

Otto Fors

November 24, 2021

Bosses Are Using Scabs to Break “Striketober”

Bosses need strikebreakers to keep their profits flowing. To stop scabs, rank and filers need to organize across unions, and stop allying with Democrats.

Jason Koslowski

October 21, 2021

The Center Cannot Hold: Biden’s Growing Problems in the Democratic Party

Cracks have begun to appear in Joe Biden’s control of the Democratic Party. As the right and left wings continue to fight, it seems unlikely that Biden will be able to hold it all together.

Ezra Brain

October 15, 2021

The Leninist Conception of the Party: Myths and Realities

In recent years, Leninism has again become a reference point for some thinkers on the radical Left. This is cause for celebration after decades in which Lenin’s name was associated — unjustly — with the experiments known as “actually existing socialism” and the torments of Stalinism. Left out of this (relative) return to Lenin as a reference point, though, has been the question of the party. In Lenin’s work, this question is not only decisive but is also probably the most difficult to unravel, since it has given rise to so many myths and fantasies. This article contributes to the reopening of these debates.

Marina Garrisi

October 3, 2021

From Revolution to Capitalist Restoration: 100 Years of the Chinese Communist Party

This July marked the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party. A hundred years on, the CCP bureaucracy today is a far cry from the revolutionary workers’ party born out of the aspirations of international socialist revolution.

Sou Mi

August 5, 2021

Colorado Cops Remain Unpunished For Breaking 73-Year-Old Woman’s Arm

A cop in Loveland, Colorado broke a 73-year-old woman’s arm while arresting her for shoplifting. Then he laughed about it with fellow cops. The police department covered up this assault for over nine months.

Daniel Werst

May 5, 2021

Die LINKE: How Left is Germany’s Left Party?

Seen from a distance, Die LINKE might seem pretty cool: A party that opposes war, capitalism, and all border controls gets up to 10 percent in national elections. But it is also a government party, and has applied racist and neoliberal policies since its founding. What would Rosa Luxemburg say?

Nathaniel Flakin

April 6, 2021