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Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

Michael Harrington’s Failure of Vision

Interview with Doug Greene, author of a new biography of Michael Harrington.

Left Voice

July 25, 2021

DSA-Endorsed Alderman in Chicago Votes to Give $1.7 Billion to the Police

André Vasquez, who was elected to Chicago’s City Council last year as a socialist, has voted in favor of the mayor’s budget. The Chicago DSA has censured him. This raises a big question: How can a socialist organization make its elected representatives accountable?

Nathaniel Flakin

November 28, 2020

No Such Thing as a “Progressive” DA: Larry Krasner Arrests Protesters, Not Cops

Walter Wallace Jr. was murdered by the police. The “progressive” DA supported by the DSA hasn’t charged any of the cops, but has arrested several protesters. There is no such thing as a “progressive” DA.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

October 31, 2020

Leading Members of the DSA Want You to Get Out the Vote for Biden

After criticizing Biden for months, leading members of the Democratic Socialists of America are urging their supporters to beat Trump by "getting out the vote" for the Democratic Party. Such fealty to the logic of lesser evilism shows the fundamental contradictions of class collaboration and the poverty of the DSA's larger strategy for socialism.

James Dennis Hoff

October 14, 2020

Socialists Should Not Vote for Joe Biden

Voting for neoliberals won’t lead to meaningful victories on any of the issues that matter to working people. Nor will a Biden victory save us from the real dangers posed by the far right, which grew substantially during Obama’s smooth-talking neoliberal presidency.

Omar Hassan

October 9, 2020

A Defeatist Left Won’t Save Us: A Critique of DSA Emerge

A comradely critique to DSA Emerge’s statement on the party question.

Juan Cruz Ferre

October 7, 2020

The Rulers Have Two Parties: We Need a Socialist Party of Our Own

DSA member Chris Manno explains the need for an independent socialist party.

Chris Manno

August 28, 2020

If There Is to Be Any Future for the U.S. Left, We Must Break with Sanders and the Democrats

The class struggle sparked by the pandemic and the uprising against racist police brutality are showing the limits of incrementalist politics. While millions are asking for radical change, Bernie Sanders puts forward lukewarm reforms and strives to secure electoral support for Joe Biden.

Juan Cruz Ferre

June 30, 2020

DSA and the Left Call Mass Action in NYC to Defund and Abolish the Police

On June 29, NYC-DSA and DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus, along with members of the left, community organizations, and the labor movement, will lead a march in New York City against racist police violence and the racist system it protects.

Left Voice

June 25, 2020