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DSA ELECTORAL 2021
In this month's issue...
Annual Report to the 2021 Local Convention
MDC DSA Steering Committee
The 2021 Steering Committee's annual report.
Leveling the playing field starts with a common language for improvement
How equitably can federal funds be released for infrastructure? It depends on how skilled local and state governments are at scooping up and managing those funds.
The Message Is the Movement: Thoughts on Police Defunding
Has the national defund movement slowed? Part of the problem may be the movement’s messaging.
DC's defund effort - one year out
In DC, the Defund MPD effort has found quiet success in changing policy and the broader public.
Thoughts on Bowman, the Left, and Palestine
Max B. Sawicky
The controversy stirred up by Rep. Jamaal Bowman’s vote to fund Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system and his meeting with the repulsive Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett raises questions about the posture of the US Left towards Palestinian liberation, Zionism and anti-Semitism.
Evergreen Good Reads — 2021
We round up the best good reads to walk us into a high-information — and high stakes — 2022.
China and the Left: A Report from the People’s Forum
A recent forum out of NYC sought to challenge the American left on its approach to understanding US-China relations.
Learning to Love the Machine: Some Assembly Required
Socialists of all stripes should reckon that we may need to rebuild at the local level the very thing we’ve been fighting for years.
DC's Community Response to COVID-19: A Lesson in Solidarity
Community groups, political organizations, and mutual aid networks rallied to confront the District government's bumbling vaccine rollout.
The Metro DC Socialist Mobilization Model
Lauren Katz and Ryan Mosgrove
One approach for mobilizing the working masses into socialist political operations.
Two Cheers for MMT
Max B. Sawicky
Modern monetary theory: what it is, where it comes from, who supports it, and how to separate the economic theory from political rhetoric.
The Liberal-to-Ultraleft Pipeline: Breaking the Cycle
Recent critiques levied at DSA peddle in an aesthetic-radicalism that risks distracting the working-class from organizing itself into a disciplined political force.