MDC DSA Weekly Update for Friday, January 18, 2018

Rescheduled January GBM Jan. 27, we host a regional pre-convention conference, Amazon in the Va. Senate, and more — plus your socialist social calendar for mid- to late January and beyond.

MDC DSA Weekly Update for Friday, January 11, 2019

News about this Sunday’s General Body Meeting, AND AN IMPORTANT CANCELLATION plus Action Reports and January schedule for MDC DSA and activist allies.

National DSA’s January Dispatch

A monthly roundup of events and actions from DSA National Director Maria Svart

MDC DSA’s Washington Socialist monthly newsletter for January 2019

MDC DSA’s newsletter for January, with articles on international issues, local organizing, ecosocialist wins and losses, worker organizing in the tech sector (?) and a book with surprises about white working class sentiment — plus a two-year (2016-2018) article index to this publication AND your socialist dance card for the first month of 2019…

Solidarité Avec Les Gilets Jaunes

The left must capitalize (no pun intended) on this moment of mass mobilization and offer something different from the neoliberal capitalist globalization that elites like Macron and his friends pursue at the expense of the working class. Economic and political cooperation between countries and governments does not have to entail doing capital’s bidding.

How Nationalism Feeds US Imperialism in Okinawa

Under various agreements, Japan shares the costs of the bases and relocation (from $6 billion per year in 2012 to $8 billion per year in 2018), not to mention the indirect costs of pollution and congestion that locals are expected to deal with. Worse still, the land reclamation at Henoko will cause extensive ecological devastation…

Green New Deal Fight: A Short-Term Political Loss But Huge Publicity Gains for Ocasio-Cortez & Allies

If DSA members can take an active and public part in organizing for Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, while demonstrating that we can be cooperative participants in broad-based coalitions working to make the concept into a political reality, we may gain new credibility with a wide range of climate activists that will serve us well in future struggles for a post-capitalist, humane, ecologically sustainable and democratic future.

Multistate decarbonization compact offers window for ecosocialist activism

MDC DSA ecosocialists – as socialists – can’t fail to recognize that such a comprehensive government-inclusive approach has huge opportunities for real intervention by climate activists and that the very public nature of the state governments makes the effort open to demands for transparency, public input and informational openness.

Statement Introducing the Metro DC DSA Disability Justice Working Group

Capitalist exploitation is intensified by contemporary ableism, which normalizes an oppressive association between the ability to work and socioeconomic stratification. Under capitalism, disabled individuals are considered expendable resources because “less able” is code for “less deserving” of dignity and justice.

Organizing for Democracy and Social Justice in Prince George’s County

The political problem is highlighted in Prince George’s County where a far too comfortable Democratic Party apparatus — using term limits to jockey positions rather than open up the political process — shuts out dissident voices and relies on low voter turnout and low levels of public political participation to maintain power.