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Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

Eric Blanc vs. Kshama Sawant: On Democracy, Autocracy, and Socialism

At a recent online debate, two prominent U.S. socialists hashed out the question of reform vs. revolution. Eric Blanc repeated dried-out reformist ideas. Kshama Sawant offered revolutionary criticism — but with some important limitations.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 19, 2022

#AllThatsLeftPod: Michael Harrington and the Origins of DSA: An Interview with Doug Greene

In this episode, we interview author and independent historian Doug Greene about DSA founder Michael Harrington, and Greene’s new book “A Failure of Vision: Michael Harrington and the Limits of Democratic Socialism.” They discuss Harrington’s ideology, his legacy, and the ways that Harrington casts a long shadow over DSA.

Left Voice

June 26, 2022

Neither NATO nor Putin: How the U.S. Left is Getting Ukraine Wrong

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sectors on the Left are either repeating imperialist propaganda by calling for sanctions or minimizing Russia’s actions under the guise of anti-imperialism. To be anti-imperialist means to organize the international working class against U.S. imperialism and oppressive regimes everywhere.

James Dennis Hoff

March 5, 2022

Oppression, Class Struggle, and Other Things Jacobin Doesn’t Care About

Jacobin Magazine recently released its first issue of 2022. The issue is full of defenses for the Democratic Party, but it has no articles about either class struggle or the oppressed.

Ezra Brain

February 27, 2022

Which Side Are You On?: DSA Fails to Expel Pro-Zionist Congressman Jamaal Bowman

The DSA national leadership has decided not to expel Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the Democratic member of Congress from New York City. The decision is a betrayal of the Palestinian people and internationalism.

Otto Fors

December 4, 2021

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Jamaal Bowman and the DSA

Some DSA members are calling for Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s expulsion following his recent trip to Israel. The conflict reveals the deep contradictions in the organization’s strategy, and the illusion of “accountable Democrats.”

Otto Fors

November 24, 2021

The DSA’s 2021 Convention Consolidates Its Rightward Turn

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) recently wrapped their biannual convention, a de-politicized affair which represented the consolidation of the right-wing turn of the DSA over the past several years. This consolidation has important consequences for both the rank-and-file of the DSA and the socialist movement as a whole.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

August 18, 2021

DSA: The Left Wing of the Possible

The Democratic Socialists of America are holding their convention August 1–8.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

July 25, 2021

Michael Harrington’s Failure of Vision

Interview with Doug Greene, author of a new biography of Michael Harrington.

Left Voice

July 25, 2021