A response to “On the Biden Resolution” by Jack Z., Penn YDSA.
Making the case for the “Towards an Independent Working Class Party” resolution, Vanderbilt College YDSA’s Matt C. argues that socialists should urgently lay the groundwork for a new, socialist, working class party, by starting to run on an independent ballot line in key states and building coalitions with other left organizations.
Kristen C. and Oren S. argue that YDSA is too decentralized and as a result chapters get left behind. They explain that if YDSA wants to build itself into the youth wing of a future mass party it needs to task leadership with drafting a Tasks and Perspectives document and get serious about collective strategy and interchapter discussion and debate.
When the police killing of George Floyd set off a nationwide uprising against racism and police brutality, YDSA members across the country took to the streets, joining the tens of thousands who have taken a stand to strongly declare that Black Lives Matter and that the system of policing as we know it can no longer continue. Here are some of their stories.