Winter/Spring 2023

We'll spend a lot of time debating strategy at the national convention. But to make any of them work we'll need new and better tactics.
How can we effectively balance our two main strategic imperatives – the need to be a “party of opposition” and a “party of government” - at the same time?
Cannabis legalization has created big companies that monopolize the industry and bust unions. What can cannabis workers do to fight them?
A farmer and DSA member takes a critical look at the farm labor crisis in the US.
Fans deserve control over the teams whose uniforms they wear and players they support - not oligarchs and human rights abusers.
Taiwan's self determination is at the heart of the most challenging geopolitical contest of the century. Democratic socialists need an approach which is at once peaceful, socialist, and democratic.
Acknowledging our weakness on the international stage is not a call for nihilism, but a prerequisite for determining what we can actually do.
A new generation of socialist activists has discovered Vivian Gornick's memoir of life in The Party. What are they seeing there?
Kim Moody's newest book fails to make a convincing case for turning away from Democratic Party primary elections. But it is a useful prompt for thinking about how to bridge gaps between electoral and labor organizing.
Democratic socialists have been fighting to transform the United Auto Workers for decades, a project that is finally starting to bear fruit.

Fall 2022

A DSA member tells his story of navigating America's confusing and inefficient disability program.
DSA’s 2022 Recommitment Drive shows how internal organizing can bolster the life force of a democratic organization.
Two members of DSA's International Committee share their perspectives on the theory and practice of labor internationalism today.
The "Liu-Li" model of labor organizing holds important lessons for socialists working to rebuild the labor movement today.
A multipolar world order would not necessarily guarantee justice, peace, or international cooperation.
Organizations are a necessity for people taking the kind of mass action that results in transformative change.
Reflections from a NYC-DSA member on recent successes and shortcomings, as well as prospects for future growth.
NYC-DSA's local convention highlighted continuing debates over the Democratic Party and electoral strategy.
DSA should return to its roots and embrace the realignment strategy to guide our political work.
A new book provides an exciting and insightful guide to the rise of the new New Left in the USA.
American federalism is strangling democracy and fueling the far right. Is there anything the Left can do about it?
Can "degrowth" politics make a useful contribution to building the ecosocialist movement?
Black liberation theologian James Cone and DSA founder Michael Harrington discuss the history of a fraught relationship.

Summer 2022

The proliferation of weapons in the US is a legacy of our country’s violent, settler-colonial history. The gun industry needs to be targeted and opposed as a capitalist death machine.
DSA Fund Chair David Duhalde speaks with the Left Anchor podcast about the issues and dilemmas facing democratic socialists today.
Electoral & legislative campaigns are indispensable to building working-class organizations where people live and work.
There may be no ethical consumption under capitalism, but socialists still shouldn't try to rationalize antisocial products and behaviors.
Socialist-feminists should focus on campaigns to win real benefits for working-class women, regardless of how those campaigns will be “perceived” by the media, NGOs, or Twitter.
We need a strategic path that rejects both neoliberal globalization and authoritarian capitalism - and leads towards an ecosocialist future.
The socialist movement should return to the great poet for a remarkably prescient source of inspiration and vision.
A new book on the 1970s public interest movement raises an important question: What would it look like for state institutions to really be more democratic and serve the will of ordinary Americans?