The Senate, Including Sanders, Votes to Penalize Local Governments That Defund the Police
The Senate voted 99-0 for a resolution that would cut funding to any local administration that takes measures to defund the police.
Sou MiAugust 11, 2021
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 BrainJune 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 WoodOctober 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 BrainAugust 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 ForsJuly 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 FlakinJuly 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 CJune 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.
Allison NoelJune 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 AguirreMay 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 CozzarelliApril 22, 2020