Opinion

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.

Opinion

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.

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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 »

Opinion

The Next Step For Police Accountability in Chicago: Civilian Oversight

In the wake of Jason Van Dyke’s conviction of second-degree murder for the killing of Laquan McDonald, many Chicagoans are wondering what… Read More »

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Review: “It’s Time to Fight Dirty”

Since it is unlikely that the 2020 election will give us a socialist majority in both the House and Senate, it is… Read More »

Opinion

Third Parties Can’t Compete Without Electoral Reform

One of the more persistent philosophical and strategic divisions on the American left is between those who advocate conducting electoral politics primarily… Read More »

Opinion

The Bipartisan War on Sex Workers

There’s no shortage of partisan posturing in congress, but on certain issues, there’s more of a bipartisan consensus than soundbites suggest. As… Read More »