Winter 2021

Three DSA National Political Committee members discuss the elections and the tasks ahead.
The Left is now a meaningful force in American political life. It's time to take stock of what we've learned and what to do next.
DSA should focus our energies on joining and building a Left alliance capable of winning socialist demands.
Instead of finding the next Bernie in 2024, DSA and the broad Left should use our new strength to focus on down ballot and local candidates.
The Trump administration highlighted the many flaws of America's constitutional system. We need a comprehensive program of democratic reform.
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the fragility of our food system. Is there a solution to the long crisis of US agriculture?
President Biden will likely continue Trump's pro-Modi policy. Support for the fight against Hindu supremacism in India is urgently needed.
The 2020 election and its tumultuous aftermath sets the stage for a major battle to defend and expand democracy.
If Democrats cannot be brought to fight for a better world, their election victories will be hollow.
Maine's coastal communities depend on lobstering to survive. Between trade wars and rising ocean temperatures, their future is uncertain.

Special Issue: The COVID Crisis

We’re deep in a massive economic and social crisis and we’ve got the energy and ideas and they don’t. Now is not the time to be shy!
The failed response to COVID-19 is standard operating procedure for America’s elites.
Capitalism organizes the most basic social activities in ways that clash with the natural world.
Representative governments are suffering from systematic political decay. To resolve the crisis of democracy, we need new organs of popular power.
The pandemic isn't just a public health crisis. It's a constitutional crisis too.
The Depression-era labor upsurge provides important lessons for organizing in the midst of crisis today.
The “shell of the old” is rotten, but can co-ops endure to prefigure a socialist world together?
The pandemic shows the need for a bottom-up approach to building a new society - model socialist political economies at the municipal level.
In the midst of social crisis, mutual aid can help build collective infrastructure, and promote a parallel, shared economy.

Winter 2020

As DSA continues to grow and develop, our approach to doing international politics needs to reflect and build upon those changes.
To build working-class power and confront the crisis of climate change, DSA must fully merge with the multinational working class in the U.S.
Democratic socialist internationalism must reject the inverted nationalism of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Democratic socialists need an internationalist anti-imperialism that builds solidarity from below with progressive currents in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Rodrigo Duterte enjoys popular support, but it may not last forever. Filipinos have a history of overthrowing oppressive rulers. We have a responsibility to stop our government from supporting the state that suppresses them.
Lebanon's revolutionary turmoil has opened up national possibilities beyond sectarianism. The fight for women's freedom is central to building trans-sectarian unity and a new beginning for Lebanon.
The Sanders movement can help European comrades adapt to the Americanization of political parties.
We stand with the movements in Latin America fighting against their own elites and outside intervention to uphold the neoliberal status quo.
An interview with André Frappier of Québec solidaire
How can today's anti-war and internationalist activists rebuild the movement? The Central America solidarity movement of the 1980s offers lessons for the present.
We must go beyond simply voicing solidarity with global struggles, and fight for new structures and institutions to make socialist internationalism substantive worldwide.
The resurgent U.S. left needs a cultural strategy. Latin America's Nueva Canción movement can be an important source of inspiration.
Socialists in the U.S. have a proud tradition of anti-war and anti-imperialist action. It's time to revive that tradition and end the endless wars.
Socialists need to develop foreign policy expertise and appeal to active duty troops and veterans to rebuild an effective anti-war movement.