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.
Otto ForsAugust 21, 2020
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.
Ezra BrainAugust 20, 2020
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
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
It’s Time for the Left to Build a Force Outside the Democratic Party
The unprecedented delay in the release of results from the Iowa caucuses is only the latest proof that the Democratic Party is bankrupt and no home for a socialist project.
Juan CFebruary 4, 2020
Two Sides of the Same Old Coin: Ellison, Perez, and Democratic Party Establishment
Tom Perez won the DNC chairmanship. While some paint this as a loss for the working class, Ellison and Perez are actually two sides of the same coin.
Tatiana CozzarelliFebruary 26, 2017
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.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 31, 2016
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?
Ian SteinmanJune 21, 2016