Seattle Socialist Alternative and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Dark Are The Days

One week ago I attended my last meeting of Socialist Alternative as a member, having officially resigned from my seven year long membership the following day. I did so, following nearly two years of raising consistent concern and criticism of many elements of SA, most recently around the Black Lives Matter movement. Produced now publicly on this blog post, was the last critique I wrote internal to SA, with some additions, which I publicize now to raise discussion and debate around the issue of how Socialist groups should participate in the Black Lives Matter movement. Some of these critiques are not based on specific public comments of the organization, but rather on impressions given by comments made by leading individuals of the Seattle branches. If specific assertions are seen as wrong-headed or misinformed by Socialist Alternative, I most certainly welcome replies and the opening up of clarifying discussion on this…

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