Opinion

Op-Ed: Why We Joined Socialist Majority

Caucus members will be present at the Chicago DSA preconvention conference, this coming weekend April 12–14th, to answer any questions and provide further information. We are open to all DSA members that share our values and align with our shared principles.

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Electoral Victories in Chicago: How the Socialist Caucus Was Built

April 2 was a landmark day for the Left in Chicago and Chicago DSA in particular. Five DSA members, probably six when every vote is counted, won seats on Chicago’s city council. Many great comrades have already dissected what our victories mean for the Left and the future of the city. I’d like to examine how we got here: what our process was like, how it made our victories possible, and how it can inform future electoral campaigns across the country.

Opinion

DSA and Bernie: The Last Time Around

Many contend that we must wait until the National Convention in August to democratically deliberate our relationship with Sanders. Others argue that to wait would be to give up needed time to start laying the groundwork for campaigns and coalitions at the ground level. With the question of our relationship to the Bernie campaign in 2020, it is good to look back at our relationship with the Sanders campaign in 2016.

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Op-Ed: Why Chicago DSA Should Endorse Bernie Sanders’s 2020 Campaign

Bernie is waging a class-struggle presidency that will invigorate millions. Chicago DSA should seize our opportunity to get involved in it.

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Op-Ed: Why We Joined Spring Caucus

We joined Spring Caucus because we believe that we will grow the socialist movement and the power of the working class by strategically organizing around material demands to fight exploitation and oppression by the capitalist class. We also believe an organized tendency will clarify and enhance substantive political debate and strengthen internal democracy and transparency in DSA.

Opinion

We Stand for Choice

Let’s make every January a time to celebrate Roe’s positive impact and to defend and expand reproductive freedom for all. The future of abortion access is up to us and the stakes could not be higher.

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Why Chicago DSA Should Endorse Amara Enyia

The reasons for Chicago DSA to vote in support of Enyia are overwhelming. She has been actively organizing alongside us in the community and has been on the right side of every issue since before most of us were DSA members. Her staunch advocacy both includes and exceeds the aims we determined as optimal for a candidate to accomplish democratic socialist goals in this election.

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Why Chicago DSA Should Not Endorse Amara Enyia for Mayor

She’s a consultant rather than a working-class organizer, she isn’t a socialist and her political approach runs contrary to how socialists do politics, and we would gain little from campaigning for her. CDSA should vote no on endorsing Amara Enyia for mayor.

Opinion

Against Dissolving the Chicago DSA Electoral Working Group

One of the current co-chairs of the Chicago DSA Electoral Working Group has recently proposed dissolving that same working group into five or more subcommittees each tasked with managing a different facet of the chapter’s engagement with electoral politics. This proposal is ill-conceived. It is much more likely that such a reform would result in dramatically more work for everyone concerned, at the same time as it would gravely jeopardize the electoral work of the chapter.

Opinion

I’m a Socialist but I’m Not a Marxist

In the last few months, I’ve been told a dozen times that we DSA members are Marxists. This has come from a… Read More »