As Bernie Sanders’s campaign gets underway, questions of how socialists should relate to voters and the state have become more pressing. Few historical figures provide more insight on this front than democratic socialist Salvador Allende’s government in Chile.
Ben Beckett is a union steward in New York City and a member of New York City DSA.
The billions of dollars in student loan debt are an economic and moral crisis. Bernie Sanders should promise to wipe it all out.
Just last night, there was no end to the government shutdown in sight. But when airport workers started calling in sick and raising the threat of a strike, everything suddenly changed.
We don't need a full-on general strike to stop the federal shutdown. A strike by small groups of workers — pilots, air traffic controllers, and flight attendants — would force the government to reopen.
Mainstream politicians and media are losing their minds over Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They're terrified of how her approach could transform American politics.
Medicare for All would be a tremendous boon to unions. So why is New York’s labor movement divided on the campaign for it?
Federal workers have dealt with low pay, degraded working conditions, and repeated employer lockouts. If they want to improve their conditions, they’ll have to organize.
In 2018, workers started getting restless. Some unions took advantage of that restlessness — and won big. Others rolled over to management without a fight.
You could listen to the pundits, or you could listen to your heart. Bernie Sanders should run for president.
New York’s transit workers have enormous leverage over Amazon. But to use it, they will have to break with Andrew Cuomo.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders’s social media videos are putting class struggle front and center.
The Left has raised questions about how Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will conduct herself in office. By attending a protest in Nancy Pelosi’s office and coming out strong against Amazon in New York City, she’s off to a strong start.
Julia Salazar won her New York State Senate race last night. Her campaign, and those that lost, show what the Democratic Party will throw at left candidates — and how we can beat them.
Andrew Cuomo is battling a major corporation in a bid to get reelected. In the process, he's accidentally showing the Left how to use the state to battle capital.
Cynthia Nixon has come out in support of right-to-strike laws for public sector workers in New York. Backing such laws nationally should be a litmus test for all political candidates.