MDC DSA Weekly Update for July 13-20, 2018 Of Note for this weekend: NoVa Branch Coffee Hour TODAY (Friday, July 13); Grassroots Planning Coalition meets TOMORROW (Saturday, July 14); Stomp Out Slumlords Canvassing, Matchbox employees support action and ANC Campaign Info Session SUNDAY (July 15). All are listed below in detail. Stomp Out Slumlords activists […]
Your early-July complete roundup of actions and events — socialism in the DMV.
Dear comrades, I never thought the New York Daily News would publish an op ed from me about democratic socialism, but they did Monday! I’ve linked to it below, along with some updates from the national office. But first, let’s think about the bittersweet and extraordinary political moment in which we find ourselves and our […]
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It’s the fights at the local level that define and refine our socialism in the DMV
As a corporation, Amazon’s interests begin and end with their own wealth and influence. Any promises of “corporate responsibility” or community benefit not nailed down in ironclad legal contracts should be considered empty.
Local DSA members have been involved for more than a year now in the [Grassroots P:lanning Coalition’s] monthly organizing meetings around protecting the DC Comp Plan and making it better able to protect low-income housing in the District while promoting greater racial, social and economic equity in the District. The effort has been endorsed by MDC DSA’s Steering Committee.
Today’s galloping gentrification is only the latest chapter in a decades-long saga in which the powers that be have sought to remake Washington, DC at the expense of the people who have made it a living, breathing city. A cross-section of that story is told in “A Right to the City,” a current exhibit at the Anacostia Community Museum…
Some of [what happens in ANCs] is minutiae that you may not be interested in, but it is the real nuts-and-bolts of self-governance at work. Socialists should care about these matters, because we know that preventing climate catastrophe and building a city that works for the many starts on the smallest scales.
Recent events in Maryland elections (and elsewhere) and on the streets of DC frame discussions of pushing back productively from the Left