Episode 120: Worker Party Independence Day

Last time I talked about the election system and hinted at reform gridlock, this time I talk about class politics and how they require a class based party. 3rd Party arguments are made again but this time with more depth. I revisit the debate on working with right populists over liberals; a debrief from Green Candidate Hawkins on progressive surrender along with his take on working class nonvoters. Then a case of a fallen DSA Alderman in Chicago. In the 2nd half I read a Piece about how a insiders wanting to do good need a strong outsider movement; and cover a Marxist response to all manner of Dem entry arguments.

Music Used Which Side are you On; cover by Ani Defranco

Sources

Liberals are too hostile to class politics to ally with themselves
https://duedissidence.com/2021/01/25/centrist-liberals-are-more-hostile-to-class-politics-than-right-wing-populists/
Candidate Hawkins debrief of the 2020 election
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/01/01/how-progressive-democrats-almost-re-elected-trump/
Hawkins on working class nonvoters
https://howiehawkins.us/alienated-not-apathetic-why-workers-dont-vote/
DSA Endorsed Dem moves right, DSA moves to censure
https://www.leftvoice.org/socialist-alderman-in-chicago-votes-to-give-1-7-billion-to-the-police/
Trade unionist speaks to inportance of strong outsiders to keeps the ‘entryists strong’
https://befreedom.co/2020/03/13/the-inside-is-connected-to-the-outside-the-inside-outside-strategy-revisited/
Writings on the Debate in DSA on Dem Party Entry and Working class Rev politics
https://socialistrevolution.org/building-a-mass-socialist-party-class-independence-vs-the-party-surrogate-strategy/
https://socialistrevolution.org/what-party-are-we-fighting-for-reply-to-comrades-in-dsa/
Unread backround: the capitalist Influence that ‘saved democracy’ from Trump
https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

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