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Welcome to the New Democratic Left!

Welcome to the new Democratic Left site. Democratic Left is the quarterly print publication of the Democratic Socialists of America, now in its 46th year of publication. Here you’ll find (soon) back issues of Democratic Left since its founding; the current issue, with articles you can share with not-yet-socialist friends; and web-only content that just…


How to Raise Money Without the Rich

Say what you will about capitalists, they’re good to have at a fundraiser. But as DSA chapters raise bail money for comrades arrested at protests, few capitalists will be riding to the rescue. So, I share the story of a fundraiser mounted by an ongoing resistance group in the small, rural town of East Haddam,…


Review: When Karl Marx Was Young and Dashing

Photo (left to right): Vicky Krieps, August Diehl, Stefan Konarske in The Young Karl Marx.  Credit: The Orchard. Raoul Peck’s The Young Karl Marx is the best buddy movie since George Roy Hill’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969. It’s also among the most important films in decades, bringing to a mass audience not just the revolutionary…


This International Women’s Day, Fight for Health Care, Fight for Women

March 8 is International Women’s Day – celebrating the struggles and achievements of women around the world. While IWD was initiated by the Socialist Party in the United States, for decades it was ignored in the U.S. until the second wave of the women’s movement revived it in the 1970s. Yet its revival isn’t reflected…


Swing Low, White Women

Twitter/Corey Townsend [As Black History Month is followed by Women’s History Month, we are sharing here a brief excerpt from an important article about black women’s perspectives on the Women’s March and its context. It is published in “Avidly,” a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Please read the full article here.  –…