Revolutions are preceded by preparatory periods of ferment and debate, clarification of ideas, perspectives, and tasks. There is a growing sense that society is at an impasse, while at the same time, history is accelerating and great events are coming. This pushes broader layers of society into political activity, and there is a thirst for ideas: How can we explain the crisis of the system? How can communists win over the working class? What is the path to socialism in our lifetime?
Today, the need to overthrow capitalism no longer seems so abstract. Now the question is one of concrete strategy: what needs to be in place for a revolutionary mass movement to succeed in overthrowing capitalism?
Two years ago this month, the murder of George Floyd sparked a nationwide uprising. In Seattle, one way this movement expressed itself was through the creation of the “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.”
This FAQ addresses our position on mutual aid, what role we think it can play in transforming society, and what political tasks should be prioritized by revolutionaries today.
The Russian Revolution is slandered as undemocratic, when in reality it involved the most far-reaching and revolutionary democracy the world has ever seen.
The supporters of r/AntiWork seek to abolish wage slavery. Revolutionary theory and organization are needed in order to do so.
Driven by the impasse of the capitalist system, an entire generation is rapidly moving in the direction of revolutionary ideas.
The call for a general strike by a small group of online activists has received a healthy echo on social media. This is symptomatic of the growing class consciousness among American workers and youth.
In another contribution to the ongoing debate on the “party question,” we reply to comradely feedback submitted by a DSA reading group on key questions of revolutionary strategy.
Capitalism should long ago have been overthrown by the working class. Why hasn’t it? The key to answering this question lies in the role of leadership and of the revolutionary party.
Every major contradiction in US politics today flows from the fact that the working class has no party of its own. That’s why the DSA debate over the “party question” is here to stay.
We republish a resolution presented in the Phoenix DSA chapter. Written by Marxist members of DSA who support our ideas, it argues for a clean break from the Democrats and for independent class politics.
The US is barreling blindly towards an electoral reckoning which, no matter the outcome, will test the limits of the American capitalists’ experiment with bourgeois democracy.