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Democratic Socialists added 1000 members in 2 days following election

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Marcos
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There is one so called Democratic Socialist who was elected in the US on November 8, 2017. He is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He was able to defeat  a very powerful Republican candidate . Despite that he is just a leftwing reformist,  It looks like the word socialism in the USA is not a dirty word any longer

 

https://newrepublic.com/article/145727/socialist-beat-one-virginias-powe...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interesting. Was this an election to the Virginia State legislature ("House of Delegates") rather than the national "House of Representatives"?

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ALB wrote:

Interesting. Was this an election to the Virginia State legislature ("House of Delegates") rather than the national "House of Representatives"?

Yes, but he defeated a long time recalcitrant right winger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALB
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"House of Delegates". I like it. Good new name in Socialism for the House of Commons and the House of Representatives.

Marcos
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By the meantime, What is the WSPUS doing in the USA ? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An interview on the DSA

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20686/democratic-socialists-of-america-e...

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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Something to read about the DSA and the Democratic Party

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/42609-how-democratic-socialists-wo...

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You had to be running as a Socialist. You didn't have to be a DSA member, Ginger Jentzen is not. But you had to be a Socialist and be okay with talking about it, even if it wasn't in the forefront of your campaign.
my emphasis

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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Marcos wrote:

By the meantime, What is the WSPUS doing in the USA ? 

Doing its best, notwithstanding all the distorters and detractors, in keeping alive the real meaning of socialism in the US.

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What is the WSPUS doing in the USA ? ...Doing its best, notwithstanding all the distorters and detractors, in keeping alive the real meaning of socialism in the US.

I think we have to consider the state of our party and our companion parties. It is not a healthy one, as i am sure many would agree.

We are considering a national structure for ourselves. It is a shame that the remit does not go wider and produce suggestions on creating a real World Socialist Movement...a unified world party. 

Would such a re-organisation help to reverse the downward trend of membership and participation? Well, that is up for debate, a debate we cannot avoid having even if we do presently procrastinate.

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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gnome wrote:

Marcos wrote:

By the meantime, What is the WSPUS doing in the USA ? 

Doing its best, notwithstanding all the distorters and detractors, in keeping alive the real meaning of socialism in the US.

Are you sure about that ? Just look  at their websites and you will see that their last post was at the beginning of 2016. The party from Africa is newer and they are posting messages almost every day, and they have a long contact lists. What we need is a real World Socialist Movement organization instead of having companion parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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