Who are the Democratic Socialists of America?
Interview with DSA member Annie Levin
Trump and Biden, the anti-racist struggles, the pandemic, Bernie Sanders and the parliamentary experience of the socialists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, anti-imperialism, anti-fascism, and internationalism from the point of view of the U.S. democratic socialists
By Alessio Arena
Translated by the author. Reprinted with permission from the Italian original in La Città Futura.
The crisis that has been affecting the United States for over a decade now is visibly transforming the relationship of Americans with political participation. During the last decade, the 50 states have been crossed by an uninterrupted series of mass movements and conflictual explosions. A new generation of activists has imposed itself as a factor of renewal with which even the ruling classes of the main imperialist power are now forced to reckon.
The left political force that has been most able to intercept the growing desire for radical change in American society is undoubtedly the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The DSA is an organization of the socialist and anti-capitalist left whose ranks include interpreters of practically all the historical trends in which the Marxist galaxy is articulated, but above all many young people whose commitment is gradually giving shape to an original profile of American democratic socialism.