Help Keep Democratic Left Strong

I hope you are enjoying our Democratic Left blog. The new blog is a continuation of our print magazine, which for a decade longer than DSA’s existence has been a magazine of the Left, deeply rooted in both the principles of democratic socialism and immediate struggles for reform and empowerment.

We know that while our movement needs to learn from our past, we must also look to the future. That is why we launched this blog. Our values are widely shared in this country, but we need to spread our ideas much more widely if we are to utilize the window of opportunity provided by the increased politicization and openness of people in the United States. Only then can we build a movement powerful enough to change our entire economic system from one of exploitation to one of cooperation.

Will you join me in celebrating Democratic Left? Your contribution will see your name or your labor blog listed on the pages of both this blog and the Democratic Left magazine! Your special contribution will help us to meet the challenges of covering issues in-depth in the print magazine and up-to-the-minute on the Democratic Left blog.

Please contribute now to help keep Democratic Left strong.

In solidarity,

Maria Svart

DSA National Director

DSA Queer Socialists Conference Call

August 21, 2017
· 45 rsvps

Join DSA's Queer Socialists Working Group to discuss possible activities for the group and its proposed structure. 9 pm ET/8 pm CT/7 pm MT/6 pm PT.

 

Film Discussion: Pride

September 10, 2017
· 42 rsvps

Join DSA members Eric Brasure and Brendan Hamill to discuss the British film Pride (2014). It’s 1984, British coal miners are on strike, and a group of gays and lesbians in London bring the queer community together to support the miners in their fight. Based on the true story of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. The film is available for rent on YouTube, Amazon, and iTunes. 8 ET/7 CT/6 MT/5 PT.

Film Discussion: Union Maids

September 24, 2017
· 24 rsvps

 

Join DSA member and labor historian Susan Hirsch in discussing Union Maids (1976). Nominated for an Academy Award, this documentary follows three Chicago labor organizers (Kate Hyndman, Stella Nowicki, and Sylvia Woods) active beginning in the 1930s. The filmmakers were members of the New American Movement (a precursor of DSA), and the late Vicki Starr (aka Stella Nowicki) was a longtime member of Chicago DSA and the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. It’s available free on YouTube, though sound quality is poor. 8ET/7CT/6MT/5PT.