Strategy

Socialist Dog Catchers (or Presidents) Won’t Save Us

A commentary engaging the debate around the socialist left’s relationship to electoral politics and the call for “A Socialist in Every District.” Patrick Berkman sheds new light on the history of socialist electoralism while spelling out a clear alternative vision. By Patrick Berkman There’s a certain type of socialist that reminds me of highway planners. […]

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Revolución activa: organización, formación de bases y doble poder

English version of this document / Versión ingles de este documento Mientras que podría decirse que la izquierda radical/anticapitalista más amplia tiene pocos principios universales de acuerdo estratégico, la afirmación de que “una izquierda fuerte es aquella que está arraigada en la clase trabajadora y las comunidades oprimidas, así como en sus luchas” es fácilmente una […]

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Poder popular en tiempos de reacción: Estrategia para la lucha social

Nota editorial: este artículo es un desarrollo y una actualización del documento de estrategia y análisis “Bajo Trump y más allá” que publicamos a fines de 2017 y pretende capturar un panorama de nuestros debates internos y conclusiones durante el año transcurrido. Debido a que estas conversaciones comenzaron en la antesala de nuestra Convención nacional a […]

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Socialist Faces in High Places: Elections & the Left

A critical collection of writings looking at left electoralism and strategy in the US and internationally. DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY: PDF | ibook WHITE BACKGROUND FOR PRINTING: PDF | ibook (Introduction Below) Contents Introduction, Black Rose/Rosa Negra Social Media Team The Lure Of Elections: From Political Power To Popular Power by Frank Ascaso, Enrique Guerrero-López, […]

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Building Popular Power In a Time of Reaction: Strategy for Social Struggle

Black and white image of striking teachers marching.

Editorial Note: This piece builds upon and updates the strategy and analysis document “Below and Beyond Trump” we released in late 2017 and aims to capture a snapshot of our internal discussions and conclusions over the past year. Because these conversations began in the lead up to our National Convention in early August we were not […]

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Between Infoshops and Insurrection: U.S. Anarchism, Movement Building, and the Racial Order

This now classic essay by the late Joel Olson (1967-2012) reflects on the state of US anarchist milieu from the 1990’s through the 2000’s. Olson was a long time anarchist writer, organizer, political theorist and veteran of both Love & Rage Anarchist Federation and the anarchist influenced Bring the Ruckus organization. A major focus of his writing […]

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“Wild, Unprecedented” Reformism: The Case of Larry Krasner

The election of Larry Krasner as Philadelphia District Attorney was hailed by many on the left as a positive example of left electoralism – the election of a “people’s prosecutor.” This piece by Tim Horras of Philly Socialists puts forward well argued criticisms of the assumed narrative around Krasner that the election of progressive politicians […]

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