What’s Happened, What Will Happen, What’s Happening — what you need for the week and beyond
Agenda for our Feb. 11 General Body Meeting and texts of several resolutions to be presented to the members for passage; plus action reports on MoCo’s challenge to the county budget and continuing coverage of MDC DSA’s ongoing campaigns.
MoCo branch activists take on County Executive Ike Leggett as his own pre-cooked budget presentation, and it gets noticed. Also campaigns on ANCs urging the city to dump Wells Fargo as its bank; defending the comprehensive plan revision against developer influence, and more…
MDC DSA and allied activities in the DMV for February 2018; your socialist social calendar
MDC DSA’s February in prospect: YDSA Winter Conference hits town, campaigns continue, educational work in and out of the organization, much more.
MDC DSA Calendar of Events for February 2018 Saturday, February 3, Migrant Justice Working Group Meeting 2–4 PM Location: TBA With increasing ICE raids and targeting of leading activists, and the failure of Democrats to defend Dreamers, the migrant justice working group urges you to come to this important planning meeting. Watch Facebook for the […]
The Washington Socialist <> February 2018 By Bill Mosley For those readers who watch football, if only to predict which extra-hard hits will lead to traumatic brain damage in some player’s future, some might tune in to the upcoming Super Bowl wondering if any players will “take a knee” during the pregame performance of “The […]
As author Mike Davis tells the writer, ““This is why it so important, when attributing disasters to global warming, to equally emphasize the market-driven forces that put so many millions of people in harms’ way. Indeed, even without climate change, California with its growing population and a system of land use regulation controlled by markets and developers would still experience more and more mega-fires and multi-billion-dollar floods and earthquakes.”
An opportunity for the left today is to show that democratic socialism is not only just, but also more functional at building a strong and resourceful country than neoliberal capitalism or China’s state mercantilism.
This report reveals that many of Maryland’s current laws, enforcement schemes, monetary penalties and related policies and practices disproportionately criminalize the poor, with disproportionate impact on communities of color.