What is Democratic Socialism?
Democratic socialists advocate for a radical restructuring of our economic and political systems to value people over profit, and to provide for everyone’s needs. We want to replace capitalism, in which the economy is controlled by the wealthy few for their own benefit, with a society that is democratically controlled by everyone.
Capitalism is also a system in which the ruling class creates and enforces oppression in order to prevent the working class from building power. As socialists, we believe that no one is free until we all are free. We must work to end racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia and all other forms of oppression so that we can create a just, democratic and humane society.