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 ForsNovember 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 CozzarelliAugust 18, 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 FlakinNovember 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 CozzarelliOctober 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 HoffOctober 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 HassanOctober 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 COctober 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 MannoAugust 28, 2020