Deliver Us to the Lesser Evil: How Social Movements Bury Themselves in the Democratic Party
The Democratic Party has often been called “the graveyard of social movements,” and more often than not the social struggles in the United States end their useful lives digging their own graves in the DP, the alternative party of the capitalists.
Jack RuskJuly 28, 2017
With Ellison Defeated, What Next for the Democratic Socialists of America?
Guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk critically assess the position paper of the Left Caucus of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the organizational dynamics and future of the DSA in the aftermath of Keith Ellison’s failed run for DNC chair.
Jack RuskMarch 1, 2017
Disappointing Reactions to the Anti-Milo Berkeley Antifa Action
Guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk argue that commentators should avoid accusing the Black Bloc of being infiltrated by the right wing or police without any evidence, regardless of how one feels about the Black Bloc
Jack RuskFebruary 16, 2017
General Strike: How the Working Class Takes Control
Since the Women’s March brought millions into the streets the Saturday after inauguration, there has been a rising clamor on social media for a ‘general strike’ against the Trump administration.
Jack RuskFebruary 9, 2017
In Support of the Anti-Milo Berkeley Antifa Action
Shutting down fascists and racists is not a conflict about free speech but the means for organizing politically.
Jack RuskFebruary 3, 2017
Towards a New Socialist Party
Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk argue that steps should be taken towards forming a new socialist party, given the opportunity of the present moment, which will grow out of real struggles of the working class.
Jack RuskJanuary 25, 2017
Elections: A Small Piece of Socialist Strategy
Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk point to the inherent limits of electoral strategies, arguing that socialists should use elections only as an auxiliary tactic in a larger strategy of building working-class power.
Jack RuskJanuary 13, 2017
Viewing Bernie Through Rose-Colored Glasses
Continuing a series of articles on US politics and the left, guest contributors Hart Eagleburger and Jack Rusk point to the Bernie Sanders campaign as an example of how Seth Ackerman’s ideas for electoral strategy sputter in practice.
Jack RuskJanuary 7, 2017