Sorry Jacobin, But Crushing Rail Workers’ Right to Strike Is Not Progressive
Jacobin’s Branko Marcetic is applauding progressive Democrats like AOC and Jamaal Bowman for their vote to force rail workers to accept a contract they explicitly rejected on terms that are not even close to their original demands.
James Dennis HoffDecember 1, 2022
Biden, Congress, and the Squad Just Voted to Block a Rail Strike. Workers Should be the Ones Who Decide
The Biden administration called on Congress to undemocratically impose a contract on rail workers across the country and avert a nationwide rail strike. The deal has already passed the House with unanimous support from Democrats. This latest maneuver by a “proud pro-labor President” shows that there is no such thing: the state acts in favor of the bosses to protect their profits.
Madeleine FreemanNovember 30, 2022
Progressives in Congress Show the Limits of Working in a Capitalist Party
Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Debbie Dingell participated in a virtual recruitment drive with U.S. military academies despite Tlaib being a vocal critic of Israel and U.S. military actions in the Middle East. It’s another example of the limits of being a “progressive” in the Democratic Party and the capitalist state.
Kyle ThibodeauNovember 8, 2022
Fed Up with AOC? Meet Myriam Bregman
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known around the world as a socialist in the U.S. Congress. Yet she has disappointed supporters on the Left by voting to fund ICE and the Israeli war machine. Are all elected officials going to betray us? We compare AOC's record to that of Myriam Bregman, the socialist congressmember from Argentina.
Nathaniel FlakinOctober 27, 2021
House Votes $1 Billion for Israeli War Machine Without Opposition from AOC
Last night, with the help of DSA-endorsed Representatives Jamaal Bowman and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the House of Representatives approved $1 billion in new funding for Israeli "Iron Dome" missile interceptors.
Tatiana CozzarelliSeptember 24, 2021
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliJanuary 16, 2021
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.
Ezra BrainAugust 19, 2020