POSTPONED Night School: The Nature of the Two-Party System

Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, all night schools have been postponed until further notice. Please contact the Political Education Committee with any questions at politicaleducation@dsa-la.org.


Historical Event Info

New and long-time comrades are invited to join a Night School series that engages with Bernie Sanders’s insurgent candidacy within the broader history of socialist strategies and perspectives on electoral politics. Each session features a brief, informal presentation followed by facilitated discussion designed to engage all levels and connect current events to foundational socialist concepts and debates. Comrades are encouraged (but not required) to review recommended readings linked below, aligned with the session topic detailed here. 

Though Bernie Sanders won his Senate seat as an Independent, he’s vying for the Democratic Party nomination for President. This session interrogates why United States politics is dominated by a two-party system, and how exactly this system functions. Within this framework, we discuss the relationship between organized labor and the Democratic Party, why the Democratic Party is not a Labor Party, and what a truly mass Labor Party would look like. 

Recommended readings:

The Crises of Labor and the Left in the United States, by Mark Dudzic & Adolf Reed (Socialist Register,  2015)

A Left Strategy for 2020 and Beyond, Carl Davidson & Bill Fletcher Jr, (TRUTHOUT, 2019)

 

Find more information on this Night School series on socialism and electoral politics (as well as past and future installments) here

  • March 12, 2020 at 7pm to 9pm
  • UTLA
    3303 Wilshire Blvd
    Room 826
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    United States
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  • Political Education Committee