THE HISTORIC SANDERS CAMPAIGN has come to a close, and the strength of social movements will be critical after November, whether to build the left in the face of a Democratic president carrying out the party’s neoliberal policies or to prevent a reelected Trump from further institutionalizing his and the GOP’s far-right agenda. So we asked the contributors to this symposium: What organizing projects do you see as essential following the election? Should we continue Sanders’ project of working inside the Democratic Party? Should we build independent social movements, a new political party, networks of self-managed cooperatives? How do we mobilize the broad, diverse, and cross-generational excitement around Sanders’ candidacy into concrete victories after November?
Organizing After Bernie — Activists Respond
Summer 2020 (New Politics, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, Whole Number 69)
In this symposium:
Moving on from BernieBy: Taheerah Barney
The effort of the media, the DNC, and the Dem establishment to bring Bernie’s campaign to a grinding halt highlights the limits of electoral politics.
The Struggle for Power ContinuesBy: Bill Fletcher Jr.
Takeaways from the Sanders campaign and recommendations on a possible road forward.
After Bernie, DSA Will Be EssentialBy: Mindy Isser
Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president has changed politics as we know it.
We’re Not Just Along for the RideBy: Natalia Tylim
How socialists in organizations outside of the Sanders campaign operate and what this situation demands of us.
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