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Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

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

DSA-Endorsed Alderman in Chicago Votes to Give $1.7 Billion to the Police

André Vasquez, who was elected to Chicago’s City Council last year as a socialist, has voted in favor of the mayor’s budget. The Chicago DSA has censured him. This raises a big question: How can a socialist organization make its elected representatives accountable?

Nathaniel Flakin

November 28, 2020

No Such Thing as a “Progressive” DA: Larry Krasner Arrests Protesters, Not Cops

Walter Wallace Jr. was murdered by the police. The “progressive” DA supported by the DSA hasn’t charged any of the cops, but has arrested several protesters. There is no such thing as a “progressive” DA.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

October 31, 2020

Leading Members of the DSA Want You to Get Out the Vote for Biden

After criticizing Biden for months, leading members of the Democratic Socialists of America are urging their supporters to beat Trump by "getting out the vote" for the Democratic Party. Such fealty to the logic of lesser evilism shows the fundamental contradictions of class collaboration and the poverty of the DSA's larger strategy for socialism.

James Dennis Hoff

October 14, 2020

Socialists Should Not Vote for Joe Biden

Voting for neoliberals won’t lead to meaningful victories on any of the issues that matter to working people. Nor will a Biden victory save us from the real dangers posed by the far right, which grew substantially during Obama’s smooth-talking neoliberal presidency.

Omar Hassan

October 9, 2020

A Defeatist Left Won’t Save Us: A Critique of DSA Emerge

A comradely critique to DSA Emerge’s statement on the party question.

Juan C

October 7, 2020