Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The Politics of AOC

Socialists must call for an independent investigation into right-wing violence and threats against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while also recognizing her role in providing a liberal cover for imperialist policies.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is interviewed on the ABC News program "This Week

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls the Capitol the “Citadel of Democracy”

While speaking out against the ultra-right white supremacist mob that stormed the Capitol last week, AOC referred to the Capitol as the “citadel of democracy.” Organizing and speaking out against the right should not mean glorifying the imperialist, capitalist U.S. Capitol and what takes place within its walls. 

A black and white photo of Joe Biden smiling in front of a microphone is superimposed on a background of dark blue with red, white, and lighter blue confetti. Next to him, text (in the same colors) reads D20, Democratic National Convention, August 18, Day 2

DNC Day 2: Private Healthcare, Imperialism, and Other Things the Democrats Support

On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Democrats relegated AOC to delivering a mandatory nomination for Bernie Sanders. The only progressive to speak tonight, she was deprived of even a real 60 second speaking slot despite the new life she has breathed into the party. Instead, the featured speakers continued to solidify the party’s rightward turn, emphasizing private healthcare and a “tough” foreign policy.

Why is AOC with the NYPD?

Politicians love photo-ops with police. But this is not OK for a self-proclaimed “democratic socialist.”