DSA-LA continues to welcome new comrades to our shared struggle, and while many new socialists are familiar with our popular, contemporary demands (e.g. Green New Deal, Housing for All, etc.), not all new radicals have had a chance to discuss and learn about how these demands fit into our ultimate emancipatory political horizon in addition to mitigating the present depredations of capitalism.
With that said, the DSA-LA Political Education Committee is proud to present our Night School for the spring & summer of 2023, Class Struggle and Socialist Strategy.
The 5-part study syllabus includes an introduction to and an examination of various terrains of class struggle: the workplace or points of production, campaigns for decommodified public goods, electoralism, and consciousness raising.
Join the DSA-LA Political Education Committee for our first class, Socialist Struggle at the Workplace. Socialists talk about the working class because our collective power is derived from capitalists’ dependence on workers in order to extract surplus labor and profits. Disruptions and work stoppages at the point of production, and solidarity and class consciousness built through workplace struggle are as critical to the socialist project today as ever. But how should socialists engage in workplace struggle today and what can we learn from our histories to inform these questions?
We will be meeting IN PERSON for this first session.
- 6-page excerpt from The Marxist View of the Labor Unions: Complex & Critical
- The Necessity of Organization: The League of Revolutionary Struggle and the Watsonville Canning Strike
More classes in this series: