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A Blueprint for a Party That Is Truly for the Working Class

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Such a party, writes Seth Ackerman at Jacobin magazine, "must be independent—determining its own platform and educating around it. It should actually contest elections. And its candidates for public office should be members of the party, accountable to the membership, and pledged to respect the platform.”

If Things Are So Bad, Why Don't We Do Something About It?

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"Mass collective action against exploitation and oppression is rare. If humans everywhere are committed to defending their individual interests, why don’t we resist more?" ask Jacobin magazine's Bhaskar Sunkara and Adaner Usmani.

How Swedish Socialism Failed

By the lights of its founding ideals, the Swedish model of socialism invoked by Bernie Sanders has been in decline since the 1970s, thanks to pressure from globalization and its original failure to concentrate ownership in the hands of workers.

Resisting Neoliberalism in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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Authorities “demolished all of the city’s remaining traditional public housing … converted almost the entire public school system into charters, eliminated the teachers’ collective bargaining agreement” and oversaw “the permanent closure … of the public hospital dedicated to serving the poor,” writes Jay Arena in the magazine Jacobin.

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