No democratic meeting can be run effectively without rules. But DSA should find alternatives to Robert’s Rules if it wants to run meetings that are democratic and that encourage participation.
In the three years since its rebirth, DSA has put down firm foundations. Now new questions and new opportunities lie ahead.
Let’s recruit an army of new socialist organizers now, and then use that army to get out the vote for Bernie in 2020 and build our movement.
Many progressives fail to distinguish between the politics of class struggle and class compromise. That’s why it’s important that candidates DSA endorses get behind Bernie Sanders and his vision of building a working-class movement.
DSA needs to back class-struggle candidates without apology. We can’t afford to compromise on this question.
Bread & Roses members debate the pros and cons of changing DSA’s national leadership structure.
Building an effective national organization that creates opportunities for members to help shape decisions is critical. We need to do that responsibly, and without setting impossible-to-meet standards for our national staff.
The Rank-and-File Strategy includes a ton of different ways for DSA members to get involved with rebuilding a labor movement that knows how to fight. It’s all about getting connected to workers in motion.
Political education should help us explain democratic socialist politics. And it should be informed by our concrete work — and help us figure out how that work fits into a bigger strategy.
DSA’s labor work should prioritize developing and empowering a growing layer of rank-and-file workers to fight the bosses and transform our unions into militant and democratic vehicles for class struggle and organizing the unorganized.