The Democratic Party is hopelessly corporate, but election law is stacked against third parties. The Left needs an independent organization that can stay flexible about running as Democrats but behaves with the discipline of a real party.
Daniel Denvir is the author of All-American Nativism and the host of The Dig on Jacobin Radio.
Bernie Sanders on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, Jeremy Corbyn’s success, and why his policy agenda is winning in states across the country.
Cynthia Nixon explains why she’s running for Governor of New York, why the Koch Brothers love Andrew Cuomo, and her place in the rise of progressive politics within the Democratic Party.
David Harvey on why Karl Marx’s Capital is still the defining guide to understanding — and overcoming — the horrors of capitalism.
In an extensive interview, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez discusses the nuts and bolts of her recent victory, why centrist Democrats are vulnerable to left-wing challengers, voter disenfranchisement, the political status of Puerto Rico, and much more.
An interview with Naomi Klein and Mercedes Martinez, president of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation.
The outrage over Trump’s heartless family separation policy provides an opportunity to reverse the bipartisan consensus that has long victimized immigrants.
A Jacobin conversation with Bernie Sanders on the state of left politics today.
Glenn Greenwald on Russiagate and the comforting answers it offers to despondent liberals.
Martin Luther King Jr wasn’t just a brilliant orator and organizer. He was also a groundbreaking thinker.
Barbara and Karen Fields, the authors of Racecraft, on the illusion of race, the dead-end of “whiteness,” and the need to revive class politics.
You can’t understand the North Korean conflict without understanding the history of US imperialism.
Burke, Hayek… Trump? Yes, The Donald fits well within the right-wing tradition.
In the coming crisis, inequality will kill as many people as storms do.
DACA only exists because young activists fought fearlessly for it. Its end would be a blow to the movement for immigration justice.
There’s no avoiding politics when talking about Hurricane Harvey and its tragic aftermath.
The astronomical levels of drug violence and corruption in Mexico can be directly attributed to the policies of the United States.
The main problem for Appalachia and the white working class is capitalism. It always has been.
A left-wing civil rights lawyer is within reach of becoming Philadelphia’s district attorney. Can he use the office to roll back mass incarceration?
Two years ago, the Baltimore Uprising pointed the way towards a new, militant antiracist struggle. Today, the young movement must adapt to the Trump era.