All Articles on Democratic Socialists of America

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Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast
An easy-to-follow action plan than anyone and can do... and every one must do
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Hope in a Dark Era: In the Face of Barbarism, Thousands Turn to Democratic Socialism
In his book The American Left and Some British Comparisons , published in 1971, the renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith sought to analyze the persistent shortcomings of the Democratic Party. The stakes, he believed, were quite high, as the collapse of the New Deal order seemed imminent...
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Movements, Not Presidents: The Nationwide Fight Against Neoliberalism
Just months after becoming president of the United States, Barack Obama met with some of the world's most powerful executives. It was a time of crisis : The economy was wavering dangerously in the aftermath of the housing bubble's great burst, and many of the nation's largest financial institutions...
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Seizing the Moment: Young Socialists Take on the Old Democratic Guard
It should be no surprise that a growing percentage of millennials dislike capitalism. Having come of age during the Great Recession or in the midst of the dismally slow (and profoundly unequal ) recovery, many young Americans know only an economic environment beset by instability and falling...
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While Hillary Courts the Billionaire Class, Democratic Socialists Organize for a Better Future
There has always existed a fundamental tension between those who seek to amplify the voices of the oppressed and the vulnerable and those who paint a rosier picture , one that acknowledges superficial flaws but seeks, ultimately, to justify the prevailing order, economic or otherwise. In January of...
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We Will Not Waver in Our Political Revolution
People's Summit shows there is overwhelming unity of vision and a common commitment to solidarity for progressive change
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The Other Big Surprise of 2016 Is the Return of Democratic Socialism
Democratic socialism used to be a vibrant force in American life. During the first two decades of the twentieth century, the Socialist Party of America , headed by the charismatic union leader, Eugene V. Debs, grew rapidly, much like its sister parties in Europe and elsewhere: the British Labour...
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Gloria Steinem Renews an Old Debate About Socialism and Feminism
In 1905, Eugene V. Debs, the popular labor activist and Socialist Party leader, had a speaking engagement in Rochester, New York and went to visit the aging women’s rights pioneer Susan B. Anthony at her home there. They exchanged memories of their previous meeting; then Anthony took Debs’s hand...
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Why Grassroots Democrats Don’t Have a Problem With Democratic Socialism
They know that Bernie Sanders is advocating an old American tradition—in fact, Democrats now favor socialism over capitalism by 12 percentage points.
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Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life
The shock and disbelief with which many political pundits have responded to Bernie Sanders’s description of himself as a “democratic socialist”—a supporter of democratic control of the economy—provide a clear indication of how little they know about the popularity and influence of democratic...
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