Yearly Archives: 2022

16 posts

What is the State?

Per D, NPEC What is the state? Is it just the “executive committee of the ruling class,” as Marx wrote? Or is it a field of struggle that socialists should aim to control? The National Political Education Committee is exploring these questions, and more, in a new series of “The…

The Socialist Program: Lessons and Prospects

Alexander G, NPEC In accordance with the diversity of the long history of the international worker’s movement, there have emerged different perspectives of the nature and purpose of the political program. After 1991, what lessons, pros, cons and principles should we extract from this rich history of the political program…

Host a Screening of Naila and the Uprising

Simon J, NPEC + BDS/Palestine Solidarity  Naila and the Uprising was produced by Just Vision, a production company that has also produced several other educational films about Palestine. The DSA BDS & Palestine Solidarity Working Group launched a film screening for Naila and the Uprising in commemoration of the First…

NPEC 2021 Round Up

What follows are the thoughts of a few members of the National Political Education Committee about their favorite political education events and content of 2021.  Evan Moravansky, co-chair of Member Education (Mid-Hudson Valley) and NPEC At the end of 2021, MHVDSA hosted a labor education event featuring a panel of…

Labor for Palestine

by Simon J, NPEC + BDS/Palestine Solidarity  Labor has a key role to play in the Palestinian self-determination. Local governments can adopt procurement or investment policies that bar contracts with or investments in companies that are complicit in human rights violations, including Israeli occupation and apartheid. Workers can also push…

Matewan, the con-spectare-cy

by Michaela B  The “virtual film night” has never satisfied me, personally. I love films, alone or with others. But when I’m with other moviegoers, I really want to be with them. As others react with pleasure, surprise, or dismay, I want to sense it. I didn’t even realize how…