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Debate: How Can We Continue the Bernie Revolution and Build a New Political Party?

04-Apr-2020Jacob Smith and Bobby Lambertz

The likely defeat of Bernie Sanders poses a stark question: How can we continue the momentum of Bernie’s historic campaign and fight to implement his platform? Two socialist activists, Jacob Smith and Bobby Lambertz, debate the best way forward, particularly how to build a new political party.

COVID-19 and the Crisis of Capitalism

01-Apr-2020Deepa Bhandaru

Photo by Gustavo Fring from

The gravity of this biological event is made devastating by the socio-political institutions on which we depend—the market and the oligarchic state. Our current conditions of production and distribution, organized around profit rather than human need, aggravate the virus’s effects, rendering them more lethal, more catastrophic. This is a crisis because of capitalism.

How Much Does the Stimulus Package Help Working People?

28-Mar-2020Ramy Khalil

Photo by Andrew Neel, Greensboro, NC (

The stimulus provides some relief to workers and small businesses, though not enough. It also includes a $500 billion handout to big business with hardly any strings attached.

A Democratic Socialist Party - When? How? Later? Now?

25-Mar-2020Whitney Kahn

"Bernie Sanders" by Gage Skidmore, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

A Reply to Dustin Guastella and Kshama Sawant

Interview on Italy: Sardines Amid Sinking Stars

Plagued by the Coronavirus, Italy's Political Situation is Dominated by a Weak Left

Video: Speech by a Socialist Member of Parliament about the Irish Elections

This article was written by a member of RISE, a new democratic socialist organisation in Ireland founded in September 2019. The acronym stands for Radical, Internationalist, Socialist and Environmentalist.

Video: Breitbart News Interviews DSA member about Socialism

Evan S., a member of our DSA Reform & Revolution caucus, attended a Bernie Sanders victory rally in Manchester, New Hampshire to celebrate Sanders' victory in the New Hampshire primary election. A reporter from Breitbart News at the rally asked to interview Evan, the co-chair of Boston DSA, about whether being a proud democratic socialist helps or hinders Bernie Sanders' electoral prospects.

Puerto Rican Protestors Get the Goods

Working-class Puerto Ricans showed how protests can bring down a corrupt executive, setting a powerful example for what resistance to Trump could look like.

Fighting for Trans Rights

The documentary The Most Dangerous Year was dedicated to Leelah Alcord, a 15 year-old transgender girl who killed herself, leaving a note pleading for us to “Fix society. Please.”

Letter to the Editor: Accuracy, Please!

Which Way Forward for the Feminist Movement Today?

Which Way Forward for the Feminist Movement Today?

If You Build It, They Will Come

Seattle Neighborhood DSA Group Grows by Putting Politics Front and Center

Lean in or Rise up?

Feminism for the 99% is a powerful polemic against liberal “lean-in” feminism and a valuable critique of class-reductionist tendencies within the left. At the same time, its strategy to change society is incomplete.