The Weimar Republic

Part 2 of Between the World Wars A Political Education Snippet Introduction The Weimar Republic was an experiment with democracy that ultimately ended in one of the most brutal totalitarian regimes known to world history. Nicknamed after the German city wherein its first constitutional assembly was held, the Weimar Republic emerged in 1918 from the… Read more »

We Have a New Electoral Committee

At the request of the former Electoral Working Group, the active WG was transformed by the Steering Committee into the Electoral Committee. Tim H. and Anna were appointed interim Co-chairs. All members are welcome to join the committee! Just to be clear, the Committee does NOT make decisions about electoral strategy or endorsements. The Committee… Read more »

TCDSA statement on the Derek Chauvin trial

Twin Cities DSA stands in solidarity with George Floyd’s family as the trial of the man who murdered him begins. We recognize that the state rarely holds police who harm people accountable because the intertwining of capital, the state, and police violence defines fascism. We hope that Derek Chauvin’s trial is the exception. We also… Read more »

Between the World Wars – A Three Part Series

For Political Education Snippets Red Vienna – Between the Wars Part I The Political Education Committee is presenting three three-part series of Political Education Snippets over the next nine months. The first series is called Between the Wars, and will examine three manifestations of attempts at social change in different parts of Europe between 1919… Read more »

How do we relate to each other, comrade?

What is a comrade in a 21st-century socialist organization? In the 20th  Century it meant you were “under discipline,” a cadre in an organization of “professional revolutionaries.” But many of these organizations were based on a centralized, hierarchical model developed in Czarist Russia. They evolved hierarchies within structures of white supremacy, hierarchies that advantaged hetero-masculinity,… Read more »

Reaching Consensus: Democracy and Rules of Order

Robert’s Rules of Order probably seem to many, especially the younger of us, to be ancient and nearly irrelevant. But these rules are comparatively recent, and far more modern and adaptable than you may realize. Henry Martyn Robert published his pamphlet of “Rules” in 1876, a mere 145 years ago, and almost 100 years after… Read more »