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.”
We can’t move to Canada or hide under the bed. This is a moment to embrace democratic politics, not repudiate them.
"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.
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.
The "Commemorative King," the "Therapeutic King," the "Conservative King" and the "Commodified King." Each of them “competes for our attention," though they represent a vision of the man that “he himself would not have recognized,” writes history professor Thomas J. Sugrue.
In an interview in Jacobin magazine, the linguist and scholar predicts what would happen if Bernie Sanders won the 2016 presidential election and comments on the rise of progressive political parties like Greece's Syriza and figures such as Jeremy Corbyn of the U.K.
Contrary to the perception pushed by officials and the dominant media, the refugees arriving on European shores constitute a small minority of the immigrants within and going to the European Union, writes Richard Seymour in the magazine Jacobin.
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.
What were “slavery, colonialism, Jim Crow, and urban apartheid if not extreme forms of economic inequality?” Seth Ackerman asks in the magazine Jacobin.