In 2019, socialists should prioritize building a Bernie 2020 campaign and the struggle for Medicare for All, supporting labor militancy and mobilizations against oppression, launching a Green New Deal campaign, and strengthening DSA’s political education programs.
The New Republic published an attack on several DSA chapters this week — and refused to include interviews with numerous leaders of color in DSA who contradicted their one-sided and deeply flawed narrative. Those leaders respond here, and build the case for a politics based on solidarity.
Socialists should have nothing but scorn for the way that the corporate liberals and charlatans at the helm of the Democratic Party botched Tuesday’s midterm elections. Working people will suffer the consequences. The Left must offer a real alternative.
Democratic socialists believe that we can create a more just, egalitarian, and democratic society. But first we have to unite the working class in a broad movement that uses elections, workplace organizing, and mass mobilizations to break the power of the capitalist class.
It has been forty five years since a coup d’etat crushed Chile’s socialist experiment. We remember the initial victory of Salvador Allende and his Popular Unity coalition as an important part of the democratic socialist tradition.