The Washington Socialist

Reflections 1985: Race and the Left

Just as today, DSA 35 years ago was wrestling with how, as a predominately white organization, it could effectively work across racial lines and forge ties w...

Reflections: A Tale of Two Cities

This article, published in the June 1992 issue of the Washington Socialist looks at two uprisings from that time triggered by police violence: in DC’s Mount ...

Defunding MPD

A wide network of activists and organizers, fueled by popular uprising in DC, provides a legitimate political opening for local change.

Police Reform and the Working Class

The left should see the problem of police brutality as the multiracial class issue that it is, and the left should propose specific policy alternatives to th...

Pixel Riot

Socialists on parade in the first game released by Pixel Pushers Union 512.

Reflections from the Past - 1983

Hilda Mason was not only a longtime DC councilmember but also an open socialist, making her one of the few DSA members in elected office prior to 2017.

The Battle for Rent Control

Following pandemic hardship and fears of displacement, stronger tenant protections have never been more urgent.

How Did DSA Build Out of Bernie?

John G. DSA Member With Bernie officially suspending his campaign, DSA members are left to assess our role and what we were able to achieve. John G offers...

Reflections from the Past: 1985

Bill Mosley Editor and Contributor ** Labor’s present-day struggles against capital – and sometimes, amongst itself – are reflected in this 1985 Socialist in...

Feeling the Bern in Nova

The Washington Socialist <> Weekly Update March 6 2020 By Eric S On Saturday, February 29 I went down to the Bernie Sanders rally in Springfield, Vir...

Building Strategy for Our Movement

The grassroots activism and organizing that has been powering the Sanders campaign is succeeding. Elite business and political interests are sweating at the ...