Democratic Socialism for the many

Bread & Roses is a national caucus of Marxist organizers in the Democratic Socialists of America committed to helping build an effective DSA rooted in the multiracial working class.

From the teachers’ strikes to socialist victories at the ballot box, a new Bernie Sanders campaign, and the stunning rebirth of DSA, independent class politics is back. For the first time in generations, it’s possible to make socialism a mainstream part of U.S. political life. And doing so is needed now more than ever if we want to defeat Trumpism, rebuild a militant left-wing and democratic labor movement, win Medicare for All and a Green New Deal, fight for equality and liberation for all oppressed people, and end the Democratic Party's chokehold on progressive politics.

The Left in the U.S. hasn't had an opportunity like this since the 1930’s — we have to seize it.

We in Bread & Roses are convinced that DSA has the potential to become a vehicle for working people to effectively take on and beat the billionaire class. This will require organizing local and national struggles that can win tangible gains in the lives of millions — and, in this process, promoting a compelling vision and strategy for democratic socialist transformation. As a big tent organization in a country with a wide range of political contexts, the specifics of what this looks like will vary from place to place. But the common thread is mass politics and mass action. Without such an approach, DSA will continue to struggle to root itself in the multiracial working class.

Bread & Roses’s politics and perspectives are outlined in our Where We Stand and Tasks for 2019 documents. We strongly encourage active DSA members who agree with our point of view and strategy to consider joining our caucus.