Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
Sorry Jacobin, But Crushing Rail Workers’ Right to Strike Is Not Progressive
Jacobin’s Branko Marcetic is applauding progressive Democrats like AOC and Jamaal Bowman for their vote to force rail workers to accept a contract they explicitly rejected on terms that are not even close to their original demands.
James Dennis HoffDecember 1, 2022
Jacobin Is Wrong: The Midterms Were Not a Socialist Wave
The 2022 midterms were not a “red wave” of socialism — we don’t win by shoehorning capitalist politicians into a leftist mold.
Otto ForsNovember 20, 2022
Eric Blanc vs. Kshama Sawant: On Democracy, Autocracy, and Socialism
At a recent online debate, two prominent U.S. socialists hashed out the question of reform vs. revolution. Eric Blanc repeated dried-out reformist ideas. Kshama Sawant offered revolutionary criticism — but with some important limitations.
Tatiana CozzarelliAugust 19, 2022
#AllThatsLeftPod: Michael Harrington and the Origins of DSA: An Interview with Doug Greene
In this episode, we interview author and independent historian Doug Greene about DSA founder Michael Harrington, and Greene’s new book “A Failure of Vision: Michael Harrington and the Limits of Democratic Socialism.” They discuss Harrington’s ideology, his legacy, and the ways that Harrington casts a long shadow over DSA.
Left VoiceJune 26, 2022
Neither NATO nor Putin: How the U.S. Left is Getting Ukraine Wrong
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sectors on the Left are either repeating imperialist propaganda by calling for sanctions or minimizing Russia’s actions under the guise of anti-imperialism. To be anti-imperialist means to organize the international working class against U.S. imperialism and oppressive regimes everywhere.
James Dennis HoffMarch 5, 2022
Oppression, Class Struggle, and Other Things Jacobin Doesn’t Care About
Jacobin Magazine recently released its first issue of 2022. The issue is full of defenses for the Democratic Party, but it has no articles about either class struggle or the oppressed.
Sybil DavisFebruary 27, 2022
Which Side Are You On?: DSA Fails to Expel Pro-Zionist Congressman Jamaal Bowman
The DSA national leadership has decided not to expel Rep. Jamaal Bowman, the Democratic member of Congress from New York City. The decision is a betrayal of the Palestinian people and internationalism.
Otto ForsDecember 4, 2021
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