Action for the shutdown, House divided, Amazon tanks in Gotham, amplifying the NoVa struggle, regional pre-convention meetings and much more — the MDC DSA Weekly Update is pretty much indispensable.
Guaido represents the latest in a long, well, caravan of American-backed puppets seeking to smash the independence movements of Latin America in general, and the social democratic reforms of the Chavez era in particular.
The usual calendar items, action reports and Good Reads — plus two advance articles from the March Washington Socialist and the national DSA February Dispatch if you missed it.
Don’t look now, but what we all buy and consume in the way of food – combined with how corporate agribusiness shapes how most people eat – is helping to create climate catastrophe. That’s a key message conveyed by both of the authors featured in this book review. It’s also a warning that’s been echoed in recent months by various scientific experts and other climate commentators.
“Socialist or Marxist political economy is necessary but not sufficient in itself to advance a vision of 21st Century socialism. This vision must fully engage the natural, physical and informational sciences – in particular, climatology, ecology, biogeochemistry, and thermodynamics – as well as take full account of the wisdom derived from the experience of thousands of years of indigenous peoples’ agriculture and culture.”
Dear Comrade, In his State of the Union speech this week Trump demonized people who seek abortions. He demonized immigrants. And he demonized socialists. Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren were quick to clap at that. But you and I, we know that they attack us because they fear us. DSAers are knocking on doors and […]
The February, 2019 issue of the Washington Socialist — upcoming regional conference, what to do about the local NFL team’s racist name/mascot, shutdown’s real motives and Maryland political head-butting, plus all of February’s meetings (so far).
Bill Mosley examines the right wing’s longstanding rationale behind the late, great and once and future (?) Shutdown – further eroding public confidence and trust in government.
The next big battle to persuade the local NFL owner to Change the Name – the racist name of the football team – will be fought in Montgomery County, and it may represent a tipping point. MDC DSA members, one activist says, can help in that project.
As political Maryland swings into another General Assembly session where Democrats face a second-term GOP governor, the shape of things political in a divided state is sketched by a variety of examples.