Red Star runs an ongoing educational series, Red Start, which began in early 2020. The original goal was to provide an accessible, friendly, political education series for DSA members amidst the isolation associated to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. You can register for upcoming sessions here: https://redstarcaucus.org/redstartreg/
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Below is an archive of the past sessions of Red Start. There are links to the collaborative Google Doc that we used as the reading material for the sessions, some of which are excerpted in a way that you might find useful, as well as the Podcast episodes of the session and any Audio books we record of our excerpts.
Karl Marx, “Wage Labor and Capital”
Friedrich Engels, "Socialism: Utopian and Scientific"
Mao Zedong, “On Practice and On Contradiction"
Mao Zedong, “Two more Essays on Philosophy”
Fred Hampton, “Power Anywhere Where There’s People”
Vladimir Lenin, “State and Revolution”
Josef Stalin, "Dialectical and Historical Materialism"
William Foster, “Organizing Methods in the Steel Industry”
Podcast of Session
George Jackson, “Blood In My Eye”