Socialists Need Strategic Rigor
The idea of tactical experimentation is often invoked in DSA as a rhetorical argument, but rarely as a strategic principle. DSA Metro Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky’s Olivia M. outlines how socialists can ground the need to experiment within a materialist framework. DSA has frequently seen a call for chapters to be “experimental” in their outlook…
More than a Name: Why DSA Should Embrace Democratic Socialism Over the Big Tent
Maine DSA’s Rose D. takes a look at some of the issues with how we understand the big tent, and argues for DSA being a firmly democratic socialist organization above all else.
Beware the Wreckers
For a term thrown around so frequently in DSA, there has been relatively little analysis of the term “wrecker.” In this piece A. Robert Miller discusses wrecking and wreckers, why they can be such a danger to DSA, and why we cannot make the mistakes of the micro-sects of the past.
To Win the Future, DSA Needs Stronger Structures
Olivia M. analyzes and argues for the importance of structure in building transformative democracy—and that such a democracy is the sole way DSA can become an effective mass organization of the working class.
The Path to Class Independence
Olivia M. takes a critical look at the US left’s path towards class independence by detailing what it will take for us to win and exposing some of the pitfalls that could destroy our movement.
Without Solidarity We Cannot Survive: DSA for the queer and trans working class
For our liberation, queer and trans people must organize as socialists, and socialists must defend queer and trans life. Olivia M and Saoirse G reflect on how DSA offers a unique political home for queer and trans workers, and what their inclusion means for DSA.
Socialists Need to Take State Power
Maine DSA’s Rose D. argues that a successful socialist organization is one oriented around the ultimate goal of taking hold of state power to enact socialist policies.
Materialism not Metaphor
Sacramento DSA’s Annabel V. argues that our movement must win more concretely than “sparking consciousness,” and that metaphorical language and goals distract organizers from the work of material gains.
Breaking Bad: How Obsession with an Independent Workers’ Party Hurts the Socialist Electoral Project
The socialist electoral project is the most successful it has been in nearly a century because socialists are contesting for power using the Democratic ballot line. MDC DSA’s Brad C. argues we must continue on this winning path and eschew symbolism and idealism and prioritize victory.