Sanders, a Third Party, or a Working Class Party?
Without a doubt, the Bernie Sanders phenomenon offers new opportunities as well as potential pitfalls for the left in the U.S. We intend to discuss the positions of various socialist left parties vis-à-vis the presidential elections and the Sanders candidacy in the coming weeks and months. In our first article in this series, we will examine the position of Socialist Alternative, which made a major statement in 2013 by winning a seat on the Seattle city council, the biggest electoral victory by any socialist group in decades.
Robert BelanoApril 2, 2016
Socialist Council Member Re-Elected in Seattle, Defeating Democratic Challenger
Kshama Sawant, the nation's only openly socialist city council member was re-elected last Tuesday with more than 52% of the vote in the city of Seattle. Sawant, a member of Socialist Alternative, has held the council seat since 2013.
Robert BelanoNovember 7, 2015
The Left and the Working Class: is it possible to reconstruct the strategic dialogue?
The organizing taking place among precarious sectors of the U.S. working class is generating accommodations on the part of a discredited union bureaucracy. For the first time in decades, left groups are part of the debate.
Celeste MurilloAugust 11, 2015