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Socialism 2019: The Two Souls of U.S. Socialism

Over the July 4 weekend, more than 1,700 people met up in Chicago for the Socialism Conference. The International Socialist Organization (ISO) had dissolved a few months previously. Many participants were pushing for reformist politics within the Democratic Party—but others want to resist the shift to the right.

The Struggle Continues: From the ISO to Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists

A new communist collective, Central Ohio Revolutionary Socialists (CORS), is nearing its official launch. The nucleus of this organization was the Columbus branch of the International Socialist Organization (ISO). An organizer who spent five years as a member of the ISO recaps the final weeks of the ISO and distills some of the lessons which have informed their trajectory as an independent organization.

My Experience in a Democratic-Centralist Organization

There is an open debate on the American left about the viability and pertinence of democratic centralism as a method of internal organization. This article seeks to address some of the (mis)conceptions of democratic centralism from a firsthand perspective, addressing its vital role in building a revolutionary organization.

A Green Revolution?

As we approach the 2016 elections, many on the US have rallied behind the candidacy of Jill Stein. Should the left support her campaign and is the Green Party a useful tool for advancing socialist politics?

Sanders, the Left and the American Elections

The unexpected success of Bernie Sanders’ campaign has thrust a self-proclaimed socialist into the national spotlight and sparked a debate among substantial sectors of the American left.