Socialism

Five Resolutions for the Socialist Movement in 2021

2020 was a year of upheaval, crisis, and struggle. 2021 will require the socialist movement to be strategic about how to go forward. Below, Left Voice offers five New Year’s resolutions for the socialist movement in the U.S. 

US soldiers stand uniformed wearing helmets facing protesters on the right during the BLM uprisings.

Cultivating Organic Leadership: A Critique of Anarchism Within BLM

During the George Floyd rebellion, anarchist politics inspired a brand of “leaderless” organizing which was counterposed to the Democrat/NGO model of the “peaceful protest.” While a horizontalist politics of revolt is a welcome departure from liberal moralizing against those who defend themselves against the capitalist state, it has proved insufficient to the historic challenges we face. Instead, socialists and anti-racists need to build democratic organizations that can formulate strategic perspectives and mobilize masses of people according to a common program.

The Tasks Ahead: Socialist Perspectives on 2021

Just after the 2020 general election, Left Voice, Tempest Magazine, and Philly Socialists worked together to collect short pieces from socialist organizations across the U.S. about the tasks facing socialists in the year ahead.