People on the Left spend a lot of time arguing about what should be done about the Democratic Party — and rightly so. But first we need to understand what the Democratic Party is. Hint: it’s a lot more complicated than it looks.
Luke Elliott-Negri is active in the labor movement and is a PhD student in sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Top leaders in Unite Here Local 226 in Las Vegas have been circulating attacks on Bernie Sanders and his Medicare for All proposal. They should listen to their membership and stop slandering the most pro-worker candidate in the race.
Bernie Sanders won unequivocally in New Hampshire yesterday. Nevada and South Carolina are around the corner. Elizabeth Warren should drop out and endorse Sanders before Super Tuesday.
The Democratic National Committee may be able to tip the scales a bit in a presidential primary, but that doesn’t mean the Left can’t harness the Democratic ballot line to challenge corporate politicians and elect democratic socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Democratic Party Elites Are Conspiring to Destroy Fusion Voting — and the Working Families Party Along With It
A New York State commission moved yesterday to make changes to ballot access laws, and through those changes to destroy the Working Families Party. Make no mistake, this is about protecting the rich from even modest challenges to wealth and privilege.
If we’re going to revive the labor movement, we need a strategy that’s rooted in socialist principles but flexible enough to adjust to changing conditions in the US workforce.
Hector Figueroa, the president of SEIU 32BJ, which represents some 175,000 union members primarily in the building services, passed away on July 11, at just 57. His death is a tragic loss not just to his family and friends but to the Left and to the labor movement.
Last week, a group of Democrats in the House of Representatives who are part of the bipartisan “Problem Solvers Caucus” helped pass additional funding for Donald Trump’s immigrant concentration camps. All of them should be primaried in 2020.
The rank-and-file strategy is crucial to building a powerful labor movement. But it should be seen as just one part of a broader socialist approach to labor and politics — a tactic rather than a strategy.
The Canadian Green Party’s fight against pro-union legislation shows the dangers of an environmentalism that’s not rooted in the working class.
Five things a Vermont third party can teach us about carving out a space to the left of the Democrats.
Kshama Sawant has shown how electoral and movement politics can grow together.