January 7, 2022

Do We Face Fascism in the United States?

Hurricane Dennis, 2005. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

My current understanding is that the far right is more dangerous now on all these dimensions—violence, racism and political mainstreaming—than it has been in decades. So much so that it poses a basic, qualitative threat to democracy in the United States.

January 5, 2022

DSA Report Back: Chile Delegation, 2021

Poster for the victorious campaign of Gabriel Boric.

Chilean voters were preventing reactionary politics and regression that could have reversed decades of struggle as much as for Boric’s campaign of hope.

January 3, 2022

Needed: New Year Resolve to Lower Poverty Rates

The last time the government made a real effort to alleviate poverty, one of DSA's founders is credited with being an inspiration for the War on Poverty.

Still, as June Zaccone of the National Jobs for All Network points out, in 2020, 12% of all full-time, year-round workers earned less than the average poverty line for a family of four–$26,496. These people were being paid less than $13 an hour, though they were, presumably, serious workers.

December 31, 2021

What Was Capitalism?

Capitalism was dominant for several centuries. Today, it seems alien, even abhorrent: How could people have lived like that?

December 31, 2021

Post-Roe is Now in Texas

We must tie the fight for abortion with the rest of our work as socialists.