The recent situation in Chicago raises important questions for our movement nationally — not only about holding electeds accountable but how socialists can take on big business and the Democratic establishment.

Chicago DSA has called for Ald. Andre Vasquez to resign from the organization after he and other “progressive” city council members — backed by the Chicago Federation of Labor — voted for Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s austerity budget. This is a first for DSA and is so important for building a stronger socialist movement, but it’s also not enough. Vasquez should be expelled, but even this alone will not defeat…

Ryan Watson

Chicago socialist. New member of DSA. NC member of Socialist Alternative & comrade of Kshama Sawant.

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