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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

The Democratic Supermajority Won’t Save New Yorkers

The current state legislature in New York State is being heralded as “historically progressive,” and many unions and community organizations have high hopes for what they may be able to achieve in Albany. Organizing for direct change, using our strategic positions as workers, has the potential to be much faster and more effective than lobbying politicians.

Olivia Wood

March 11, 2021

Black Socialists Speak on BLM, Democratic Party Co-Optation and the Fight for Revolution

On Saturday evening, nearly 200 people gathered on Zoom for a Black History Month panel hosted by Left Voice to discuss the Black Lives Matter uprisings, the recent breaks within the Black Lives Matter Global Network (BLMGN), and the fight for socialism and Black Liberation.

Left Voice

March 3, 2021

The First Mass Communist Party

The United Communist Party of Germany (VKPD) was founded 100 years ago.

Nathaniel Flakin

December 6, 2020

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Suspension: What it Means for the Left

Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the Labour Party on Thursday because of his reaction to a report about antisemitism in the Labour Party. But the truth of the matter is that this is part of a larger attack on both Corbyn and the pro-Palestine Left which also reveals the failures of Corbyn’s strategy of reforming the Labour Party.

Ezra Brain

October 30, 2020

Can the Green Party Be a Vehicle For Socialists? A European Perspective

Howie Hawkins, the presidential candidate of the Green Party, is presenting himself as an alternative to the two parties of the capitalists. But can the Greens help build the socialist movement? A look at the Green Parties of Europe says: no.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 26, 2020

France’s New Anticapitalist Party: Some Lessons for Revolutionaries

The history of the New Anticapitalist Party in France, which coincides with a decade-long period of intense class struggle in the country, is instructive for revolutionaries in the United States seeking a path forward to building an independent working-class party that will fight for socialism. So too are the nature of the current crisis of the NPA and the crisis of leadership that Leon Trotsky wrote about in 1938.

Scott Cooper

September 20, 2020

The Rulers Have Two Parties: We Need a Socialist Party of Our Own

DSA member Chris Manno explains the need for an independent socialist party.

Chris Manno

August 28, 2020

Leon Trotsky: Remarks on the Draft Theses of The Workers Party of South Africa

On April 20, 1935, Leon Trotsky sent this letter to South African communists, in response to theses they had sent him. He discusses this agrarian question, the slogan of a Black Republic, and the need to fight relentlessly against the chauvinism of white workers. This is part of our collection on Marxism and Black Struggle.

Leon Trotsky

August 26, 2020