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DSA at Socialism Conference

Below are brief descriptions of the panels NPEC will be contributing to this September’s conference. Read about the many other panel themes being organized by Haymarket here, and register for the conference here by August 28. We hope to see you in September! Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee: Reviving the American…

Trash Incineration and Environmental Racism

Ecosocialists know that greenwashing is a deceptive form of marketing commonly used by corporations worldwide to convince the public that their practices are climate-friendly and not environmentally harmful.  Promoted by companies to turn a profit, waste-to-energy incineration has been sold as a viable solution to increased demand for landfill space;…

Baseball and the Labor Movement

Jason Ruiz, Central Connecticut Chapter + Baseball Caucus  RSVP Here Join the DSLC, NPEC, DSA members and baseball fans from across the country on Sunday June 5th at 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific for a special night of baseball, unions, and the workers that make them happen, with special guests…

Asking Big Questions, Answering Small Stories

Evan Moravansky, NPEC Where does transforming the world begin? With a steadily rising tide or a series of smaller waves? This is something NPEC tried to answer with its recent event, Red and Green: A Revolutionary Green New Deal. This virtual panel of four speakers spotlighted lessons for the Green…

Red and Green: A Revolutionary Green New Deal

On April 28 at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET, join NPEC for a virtual discussion with climate activists and organizers as we explore approaches to winning Green New Deal policies and their revolutionary potential. This will include relevant case studies of the on-the-ground work currently building up a mass movement for a…

Five Reasons We Need Political Education

Daphna T, Steering Committee NPEC Adapted from a talk given at the 2021 DSA National Convention, lightly edited for publication.  As socialists, we are doers. We want to change the world, so we throw ourselves into activism and organizing. But in order to be effective we need all our chapters…

NPEC 2021 Round Up, Part Two

We asked NPEC members to share their thoughts on the following question: Looking forward to 2022, what is the ONE thing (method, text, issue, debate, etc) you believe is going to be crucial to focus on in political education (broadly defined) in DSA? Evan M, Mid-Hudson Valley DSA Oftentimes, and…

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…