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?

Spring 2022

Four DSA members discuss their conceptions of internationalism, imperialism, and the responsibilities of socialists living in the US.
The end of the unipolar era should encourage the US left to reassess the frameworks that have guided our attitude to foreign policy.
The complexity of US-China relations poses both challenges and opportunities to internationalist organizing in the US.
Democratic internationalism requires institutions that encourage direct relationships between peoples, not just nation-states.
The USA, despite its history of slavery, conqueror-extermination, and capitalism, also has a history of extraordinary movements for social justice. 
Despite DSA's growth and transformation, the "new DSA's" approach to electoral politics has many continuities with the "old DSA."
A critical assessment of DSA’s strategic orientation towards the fight for reforms.

Winter 2022

Two members of Lower Hudson Valley DSA offer their views on recent debates.
Union organizing campaigns are not reaching enough workers, and DSA’s Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee (EWOC) wants to change that.
We need our own independent political capacity, but a "dirty break" electoral strategy is not how we will make that happen.
A de facto, grudging partnership with non-working class forces in the Democratic Party is ultimately a dead end.
A recent study suggests that with effective messages and candidates, the left can make gains where it is currently weak.
A look back at the late 1940s and its lost opportunities ought to give us pause as we consider our situation today.
A radical rethinking of the criminal justice system in its entirety is warranted if a more just and equitable society is to flourish.
DSA should support the PPC's upcoming march on Washington and join the fight for democracy in America.
Social democracy is still a significant political force in Europe. How long it will continue to be so is uncertain.
Jonathan Levy's Ages of American Capitalism is an enormously ambitious attempt to write a history of US capitalism as a civilization.