Metro DC DSA Weekly Update for Friday, August 16, 2019

Lots of info on the MDC DSA General Body Meeting of Aug. 11 and more accounts of the national Convention 2019, plus calendars for MDC DSA events and those of coalition allies.

METRO DC DSA WEEKLY UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019

Your weekly round of socialist doings and victories… check out “Good Reads” for all manner of media accounts of our just-finished Atlanta national convention

THE WASHINGTON SOCIALIST FOR AUGUST 2019

The monthly newsletter of Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America — articles, complete MDC DSA and progressive allies calendars, and much more.

A GAP IN THE ARMOR: TIME TO TAKE DOWN BIDEN

In the coming debates, this tactic should be enhanced to deepen and sustain Biden’s diminished public perception. In fact, it should be expanded to emphasize that Biden will not fight for the working class people of all colors — not because of his racial animus, but because of his utter inability to articulate independent, complex thoughts on the subject. T

PRISON ABOLITION AND THE WAR ON THE POOR

A program to abolish prisons and police needs more than a slogan identifying DSA as the most left.  We need a program with the understanding that the struggle is to win control for all the people to create a more just society.

HOGAN STONEWALLING ON SPENDING RILES CRITICS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM IN MD

Hogan, as Treasurer Nancy Kopp acutely suggests, is becoming rapidly more Trump-like as he wallows in second-term freedom, acting out the Maryland equivalent of the Obama-obsessed Trump’s attempt to erase the work of his predecessor, in Hogan’s case Democrat Martin O’Malley.

SINGLE-MEMBER ASSEMBLY DISTRICTS WILL HELP END MARYLAND’S INCUMBENT PROTECTION SYSTEM

With Maryland’s multi-member districts, the costs of running a race and the time needed to cover the 125,000-plus population districts are too much for all but the most well-funded insurgent candidates. In many parts of the state, particularly Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, the only way to win is by joining the incumbent slate.

“Warmth of Other Suns” Exhibit Looks at Displacement from Many Angles

“The Warmth of Other Suns” reminds us that displacement and migration have been with us since humans first populated the globe.  People moving to improve their lot in life has been a constant and sometimes this movement takes place across the arbitrary lines known as borders.

METRO DC DSA WEEKLY UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019

The weekly Update — events, actions, alerts — and advance info on the 2019 DSA Convention in Atlanta

Metro DC DSA Weekly Update for Friday, July 19, 2019 — Picnic postponed by weather

No picnic, alas — it’ll be rescheduled for when it’s merely hot, not dangerously so. But lots going on still as you watch out for your wellness.