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Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

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

The Rulers Have Two Parties: We Need a Socialist Party of Our Own

DSA member Chris Manno explains the need for an independent socialist party.

Chris Manno

August 28, 2020

If There Is to Be Any Future for the U.S. Left, We Must Break with Sanders and the Democrats

The class struggle sparked by the pandemic and the uprising against racist police brutality are showing the limits of incrementalist politics. While millions are asking for radical change, Bernie Sanders puts forward lukewarm reforms and strives to secure electoral support for Joe Biden.

Juan C

June 30, 2020

DSA and the Left Call Mass Action in NYC to Defund and Abolish the Police

On June 29, NYC-DSA and DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus, along with members of the left, community organizations, and the labor movement, will lead a march in New York City against racist police violence and the racist system it protects.

Left Voice

June 25, 2020

Class Reductionism Is Real, and It’s Coming from the Jacobin Wing of the DSA

The Jacobin wing of the DSA tends towards class reductionism. This is a big problem for the largest socialist organization in the country. The Black-led uprising against police violence and institutional racism has brought this issue to the fore and presents an opportunity to rectify it.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

June 16, 2020

Where is the DSA in the Current Uprising?

With the uprising against police brutality at a decisive turning point, the largest socialist organization in the U.S. --- the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) --- can play a significant role in fueling the momentum of the movement and pushing its demands forward. But it has to make significant changes in its strategy first.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

June 11, 2020

What Kind of Party Do We Need? Five International Examples

Many people are calling for a new party in the United States. But what kind of party do we need? We rate five international examples: a green party, a democratic socialist party, a neoreformist party, a new anticapitalist party, and a class-independence party.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 26, 2020

Why is AOC with the NYPD?

Politicians love photo-ops with police. But this is not OK for a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist."

Nathaniel Flakin

April 20, 2020

Time for a Balance Sheet of the Sanders Campaign

Tens of thousands of socialists supported Bernie Sanders campaign. Now that Sanders has endorsed Joe Biden, it is time to draw the lessons. Rosa Luxemburg provides some insights.

Nathaniel Flakin

April 16, 2020