Tag: Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

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.

Chicago police attack demonstrators protesting the murder of George Floyd by cops in Minneapolis.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Chicago police attack demonstrators protesting the murder of George Floyd by cops in Minneapolis.

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?

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.

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.