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 class, Socialist Strategy and Electoralism. Given the absence of a strong workers party and the structural limitations of the American electoral system, organized socialists’ strategic orientations towards electoral contests have long been an important and contested topic. This session assesses the barriers and opportunities to building an independent workers party, and outlines the range of socialist perspectives on engagement with the Democratic Party in the short- and medium-term.
We will be meeting over Zoom. Please RSVP for the link.
- 5-page excerpt from The Crises of Labor and the Left in the United States
- 6-page excerpt from The Democratic Party Cul-de-sac
- It’s Party Time: DSA and Post-Realignment Electoral Strategy
And check out the last class in this series: