Tag: DNC

DNC Day 4: Nothing to Offer but Empty Platitudes

The final night of the Democratic National Convention was full of platitudes about Joe Biden’s “decency,” with little to nothing in the way of concrete policies. Biden and the Democrats have nothing to offer us.

A photoshopped graphic of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, and Hillary Clinton staring in different directions against a black and blue background

DNC Day 3: Build (The Capitalist State) Back Better

The third night of the Democratic National Convention was defined by a speech from former President Obama in which he mounted a strong defense of bourgeois democracy and laid out a lesser evilism argument for voting for Joe Biden. But the solution to the problem of Donald Trump is not voting for Biden and his plan to re-legitimize capitalism, but to build a working class party of combat to fight both Republicans and Democrats in the struggle for socialism.

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.

A blue stage with a brown podium in the center, flanked by 2 American flags on each side. Both the podium and the blue backdrop to the stage read D20 in white letters.

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.

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: A Working Class Program

Since Sanders stepped out of the presidential race at the DNC, throwing full support behind Hillary Clinton, a broad range of left, socialist groups and Sanders supporters have been casting their gazes to the Green Party. A CNN poll in early August showed Stein with a projected 5 percent of the total vote, and 13 percent of the vote from would-be Sanders supporters.

For more than a few left and socialist groups, Jill Stein is being put forward as the best option come November. In this article, we return to the bare-bone idea of party and program needed to advance the interests of the workers and oppressed.

American Politics After Sanders

Sanders’ surrender before the reality of Clinton’s victory has brought an end to one of the most contested primary seasons in recent American History. How have the major political and economic players been impacted, and what should we expect next?

DNC Day 4: Nothing to Offer but Empty Platitudes

The final night of the Democratic National Convention was full of platitudes about Joe Biden’s “decency,” with little to nothing in the way of concrete policies. Biden and the Democrats have nothing to offer us.

A photoshopped graphic of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, and Hillary Clinton staring in different directions against a black and blue background

DNC Day 3: Build (The Capitalist State) Back Better

The third night of the Democratic National Convention was defined by a speech from former President Obama in which he mounted a strong defense of bourgeois democracy and laid out a lesser evilism argument for voting for Joe Biden. But the solution to the problem of Donald Trump is not voting for Biden and his plan to re-legitimize capitalism, but to build a working class party of combat to fight both Republicans and Democrats in the struggle for socialism.

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.

A blue stage with a brown podium in the center, flanked by 2 American flags on each side. Both the podium and the blue backdrop to the stage read D20 in white letters.

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.

Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: A Working Class Program

Since Sanders stepped out of the presidential race at the DNC, throwing full support behind Hillary Clinton, a broad range of left, socialist groups and Sanders supporters have been casting their gazes to the Green Party. A CNN poll in early August showed Stein with a projected 5 percent of the total vote, and 13 percent of the vote from would-be Sanders supporters.

For more than a few left and socialist groups, Jill Stein is being put forward as the best option come November. In this article, we return to the bare-bone idea of party and program needed to advance the interests of the workers and oppressed.

American Politics After Sanders

Sanders’ surrender before the reality of Clinton’s victory has brought an end to one of the most contested primary seasons in recent American History. How have the major political and economic players been impacted, and what should we expect next?