Category: Political Education
August 5, 2022 | Political Education
Why is Green the Color of Abortion Rights?
During this time of heightened focus on abortion rights, you may see people wearing green at rallies and protests around the country — especially green bandanas or handkerchiefs.
March 28, 2021 | Political Education
Lessons from Ten Years of Syrian Revolution
Ten years ago this month, the Syrian Revolution began. The wildfire of the Arab Spring spread across the region in 2011, embers igniting from Tunisia to Egypt. Then, in a local schoolyard, graffiti appeared: “you’re next, Bashar.” That was the first sign that the wildfire had reached Syria.
February 13, 2021 | Article, Political Education
Valentine’s Day, Every Day: A Socialist Perspective
As socialists, we aim to create a world conducive to the love of dreamers and romantics–one where love is reimagined as a collective practice throughout our society. We can embody this collective love, each and every day, by struggling for the radical new world where love is everywhere.
January 13, 2021 | Political Education
An Introduction to Capitalism
A written version of our first Socialist Night School session held by LVDSA Education Committee entitled “An Introduction to Capitalism.” We encourage anyone reading to attend the night schools for great presentations and discussions.
October 8, 2020 | Political Education, Socialist Spotlight
Socialist Spotlight: Fred Hampton
The quintessential coalition-builder, Fred Hampton advocated on behalf of the working class as a revolutionary socialist. His fight against racial capitalist structures remains relevant today, as does his murder at the hands of the state.
September 21, 2020 | Political Education
Ending the Deadly Exchange: The Occupation of Palestine & Black Lives Matter
The Deadly Exchange is a police training program in which U.S. law enforcement agencies, including state and local police departments, participate in exchange programs with the Israeli military and police.
July 8, 2020 | Political Education, Socialist Spotlight
Socialist Spotlight: James Baldwin
"I love America more than any other country in the world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually." - James Baldwin
June 30, 2020 | Political Education, Socialist Spotlight
Socialist Spotlight: Angela Davis
Angela Davis is a feminist, Marxist, abolitionist, and a pivotal figure in the Black liberation movement.