Tag: Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

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.

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.

Why is AOC with the NYPD?

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

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.

Second Time as Farce: 4 Theses on the Defeat of Sanders

The DSA’s strategy around the Sanders campaign has been an unmitigated failure that has only strengthened the Democratic Party. In this moment of crisis the need for a party of the working class that fights for socialism is more important than ever. 

Pandemic, the Left, and Workers’ Power

In the face of the economic and public health crisis triggered  by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Left oscillates between mutual aid efforts and parliamentary impotence. We need to take part in workers’ struggles today and prepare for the coming upsurge. 

Jacobin: From the “Dirty Break” to the Democratic Party

Socialists around Jacobin magazine and the DSA leadership have long rallied around Bernie Sanders and other progressive candidates of the Democratic Party. They used to claim this was in preparation for a “dirty break” with the Democrats. Increasingly, however, they are proclaiming loyalty to a bourgeois party, even as that party blocks the path to Sanders’ nomination.

There’s No Hope for the Democratic Party. But We Can Still Win Medicare for All

Bernie Sanders had a terrible night on Super Tuesday. But, the fight for Medicare for All and other progressive reforms aren’t about electing Sanders. They will only be won if the working class and oppressed fight for them without putting faith in a Democratic Party in the service of the capitalists and a “democratic process” rigged in favor of the establishment.

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.

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.

Why is AOC with the NYPD?

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

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.

Second Time as Farce: 4 Theses on the Defeat of Sanders

The DSA’s strategy around the Sanders campaign has been an unmitigated failure that has only strengthened the Democratic Party. In this moment of crisis the need for a party of the working class that fights for socialism is more important than ever. 

Pandemic, the Left, and Workers’ Power

In the face of the economic and public health crisis triggered  by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Left oscillates between mutual aid efforts and parliamentary impotence. We need to take part in workers’ struggles today and prepare for the coming upsurge. 

Jacobin: From the “Dirty Break” to the Democratic Party

Socialists around Jacobin magazine and the DSA leadership have long rallied around Bernie Sanders and other progressive candidates of the Democratic Party. They used to claim this was in preparation for a “dirty break” with the Democrats. Increasingly, however, they are proclaiming loyalty to a bourgeois party, even as that party blocks the path to Sanders’ nomination.

There’s No Hope for the Democratic Party. But We Can Still Win Medicare for All

Bernie Sanders had a terrible night on Super Tuesday. But, the fight for Medicare for All and other progressive reforms aren’t about electing Sanders. They will only be won if the working class and oppressed fight for them without putting faith in a Democratic Party in the service of the capitalists and a “democratic process” rigged in favor of the establishment.