Despite his recent defeat in California, Bernie Sanders pledges to fight until the end for the nomination. His struggle to “democratize” the Democratic Party and his quest for economic and social justice have crashed against the shortcomings of his own strategy.
Juan CJune 9, 2016
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