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Reform & Revolution Open Meeting (Virtual): Towards a New Party of the 99%
Short URL: https://seattledsa.org/?p=14345
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Virtual. RSVP for details
Reform and Revolution is a Marxist caucus of DSA. We are organized on the basis of our view that for the transformation of society we seek, on the basis of racial, gender, environmental, and economic justice, we need to prepare our forces for the dismantling of the profit system as a whole — while fighting tooth and nail for every concession we can win under capitalism.
We meet regularly to discuss our ideas — where we agree and where we don’t — and share ideas about how we help build DSA into a vibrant, democratic organization that acts as a decisive force in U.S. politics.
This meeting we are inviting non-R&R DSA members to join us for our regular discussion. We will be discussing the openings that exist for a new democratic socialist party and the role that we in DSA can play in building toward that goal. There is a debate taking place throughout DSA and the Sanders movement about what way forward for our movement: Is this the moment to declare a new party, or would this go too far in alienating socialists from the broader movement? What does a dirty break from the Democratic Party look like in the era of Trump? How do we build up our class’ strength to be sufficiently independent of the two corporate parties?
Suggested readings (not required):
-Where Do We Go After Last Night’s Defeat? https://jacobinmag.com/2020/03/bernie-sanders-democratic-primary-results-joe-biden
A Blueprint for a New Party https://jacobinmag.com/2016/11/bernie-sanders-democratic-labor-party-ackerman
#DemExit: Time to Launch a New Party Of, By, and For Working People https://www.socialistalternative.org/2020/03/11/demexit-time-to-launch-a-new-party-of-by-and-for-working-people/
Please RSVP to attend: [email protected]