Red Star Resources

Red Start Past Sessions

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.  

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Below is an archive of the past sessions of Red Start. They’re organized by thematic units, and gives a sense of what we found useful to read together. The links should bring you 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 (we have stripped the comments from participants for privacy's sake).

Basics of Marxism, Historical / Dialectical Materialism

Organizing and Politics

Imperialism and Its Discontents


  • Red Start Group Chat: Left Perspectives on China - 9/18/21

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