Beware the Ocasio-Cortez Bump: On Electoralism in DSA

by Anonymous For leftists in the United States of Amerikkka,* the current situation looks dark. Ever-more-open fascists are in positions of power throughout the government. White supremacy runs rampant through our society. Inequality is on the rise. In this situation it is natural to search for points of light, places where the left can claim …

Free Them All: Abolish ICE, Borders, and The Carceral State

Zoey MM and Hannah K Brief Summary: Immigration and Prisons Immigration detention and family separation are current manifestations of a racist, capitalist carceral logic present throughout all of American history. During slavery, enslaved people were bought and sold at whim by plantation owners and slave traders; children, spouses, and other family members were regularly separated …

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Win is Exciting, but What Comes Next?

Ben S, Boston Refoundation   “This race is about People. Versus. Money.” These words, from an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaign ad, encapsulate her campaign’s core message. A message that was strong enough to unseat one of the most powerful Democrats in the United States Congress. As a revolutionary socialist who is opposed to the compromises necessary …

On Endorsement

- Janet Malaime Background Last week DSA’s National Political Committee announced their endorsement of four candidates in the upcoming elections. Among the endorsees was Geneviéve Jones-Wright, who ran for district attorney of San Diego county. The email DSA sent on its listserv announcing the endorsements likens Jones-Wright to Larry Krasner, a progressive DA in Philadelphia …

Capitalist Nationalization Isn’t Socialism

Katy Slininger, Quiet Corner DSA “The immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all the other proletarian parties: constitution of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of bourgeois rule, conquest of political power by the proletariat.” (Marx & Engels, The Communist Manifesto) Nationalization is having a resurgence among self-described socialists, with …