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 socialists win over the working class? What is the path to socialism in our lifetime?

Building a Mass Socialist Party: Class Independence vs. the “Party Surrogate” Strategy

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.

Break with the Democrats! A Resolution Presented to Phoenix DSA

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.

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Election 2020: The Socialist Case Against “Lesser-Evil” 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.

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[Video] The State of the Socialist Movement: Jacobin vs. Socialist Revolution

Tune in for the second part of the Jacobin vs Socialist Revolution debate. Bhaskar Sunkara and John Peterson answer the question: what is the state of the US socialist movement?

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[Video] Why Socialists Shouldn’t Run as Democrats

Tune in for our weekly Saturday livestream at 7PM! K. Khan will join Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson for a balance sheet of the electoral strategy of running as Democrats put forward by Jacobin magazine.

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[Video] What Is Socialism? Jacobin vs. Socialist Revolution

Tune in for a special feature tonight at 7PM ET. What is socialism? Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara and Socialist Revolution editor John Peterson give their answers to this question.

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Bernie Sanders and the Lessons of the “Dirty Break”: Why Socialists Shouldn’t Run as Democrats

How did Sanders, who struck terror into the DNC leadership, end up reframing his candidacy as a stratagem to “realign” the Democratic Party?

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US Elections: The Tasks of Revolutionaries in 2020

Only by standing firm on the principle of class independence today will revolutionary socialists be able to attract hundreds and then tens of thousands of workers in the future. Editorial for issue 20 of Socialist […]

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[Video] Socialism in 2019: Reformism or Revolution

John Peterson, editor of Socialist Revolution, leads off a discussion on the struggle between reformism and revolution at the NYC Marxist School 2019.

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Revolution, Counterrevolution, and Reformism

Insanity is trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Such is the madness of reformism and class collaboration. Editorial for Socialist Revolution Issue 19.

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Marxism vs. Sectarianism

Opportunism and sectarianism are two sides of the same coin. Both must be combated by connecting with the aspirations of the working class if the program of revolutionary Marxism is to become a mass force.

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Book Review: The Socialist Manifesto

Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara recently published a new book. We welcome this contribution, insofar as it provides an opportunity to clarify our perspectives.