Abolition activist Jasson Perez talks to Partisan about the origins and demands of Chicago’s Defund the Police campaign and the semantics of #Defund.
To fight fascism we need long-haul working class organizations, concrete political alternatives, and, most urgently, a popular anti-fascist movement in the streets.
As the largest and most organized force on the U.S left, DSA has a crucial role to play in how the broader left interprets and responds to the storming of the US Capitol. As socialists, we are opposed to everything that happened in Washington Wednesday because it was an attempt by racist, right wing extremists to grow their movement, not because we are, in principle, opposed to occupying Congress
After the Capitol storming last week, calls for right-wing prosecution intensified, but empowering the state to suppress political activity poses a grave danger to the left.