Organizing After Bernie — Activists Respond

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?

In this symposium:

Moving on from Bernie

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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 Continues

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Takeaways from the Sanders campaign and recommendations on a possible road forward.

After Bernie, DSA Will Be Essential

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Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president has changed politics as we know it.

We’re Not Just Along for the Ride

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How socialists in organizations outside of the Sanders campaign operate and what this situation demands of us.

 

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