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Jacobin Blames Campaign Worker Organizing for Sanders’ 2020 Loss

Jacobin Magazine recently published an article blaming Bernie Sanders’ loss on his campaign staff organizing for better working conditions. This article is but the latest example of Jacobin making apologies for bourgeois candidates instead of re-examining their strategy.

Ezra Brain

June 18, 2021

Of Course Joe Biden Intends to Appoint Republicans to His Cabinet

Last week, progressives were frustrated to learn that Joe Biden is reportedly considering moderate Republicans like John Kasich and Jeff Flake for Cabinet positions. But Biden already agrees with Republicans on key issues such as supporting private healthcare, big business, U.S. imperialism, and the police. 

Olivia Wood

October 26, 2020

DNC Day 1: Democrats United with Cops, Capitalists, and Republicans

The first day of the 2020 Democratic National Convention featured speeches from Republicans, Bernie Sanders, and a billionaire CEO. The Democratic Party’s strategy of centering Trump and attempting to hide Biden’s lack of substance, racist record, and unadulterated defense of capital was on full display.

Ezra Brain

August 18, 2020

Sanders Had Already Endorsed Biden’s Candidacy — Now He’s Endorsed Biden’s Program

A joint task force composed of Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden supporters released its policy recommendations last week. Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez applauded the program — even though it rejects Medicare For All and other leftist policies. 

Otto Fors

July 13, 2020

U.S. Democracy Is Not Very Democratic

July 4 is the day when Americans are asked to celebrate the birth of American democracy; however, the little democracy that exists within the U.S. is tainted by compromises with and deference to the power of capital. The only path to a truly democratic way of life is through socialism.  

Nathaniel Flakin

July 4, 2020

If There Is to Be Any Future for the U.S. Left, We Must Break with Sanders and the Democrats

The class struggle sparked by the pandemic and the uprising against racist police brutality are showing the limits of incrementalist politics. While millions are asking for radical change, Bernie Sanders puts forward lukewarm reforms and strives to secure electoral support for Joe Biden.

Juan C

June 30, 2020

Sanders’ Police Reforms Include a Wage Increase for Cops

Amidst unprecedented uprisings in the United States against racist police violence, Senator Bernie Sanders has called for cops to be paid higher wages in an effort to promote more “humane policing.” The solution to police brutality is abolition, not increased funding for police departments.

Nina DeMeo

June 5, 2020

The Progressive International: The Center Left Attempts to Rescue Capitalism

Public figures including Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky, Elizabeth Goméz Alcorta, Yanis Varoufakis, and Álvaro García Linera have called for the formation of a Progressive International — a front to rescue the institutions of capitalist democracy.

Facundo Aguirre

May 21, 2020

Revisting Lenin’s “What is to be Done?” After Bernie Sanders

There are a lot of reasons to ask ourselves "what is to be done?" The coronavirus pandemic, the economic crisis and the failure of the Sanders campaign have many socialists reaching for Lenin's classic. Here is a reflection on his classic text.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

April 22, 2020