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February Dispatch: We Can Win – If We Organize

I’m writing this as thousands of DSA members are doing GOTV canvassing in New Hampshire or other early primary states or making turnout calls as volunteers from across the country. Still more are canvassing locally as part of DSA for Bernie independent expenditure work through their chapters. Others are pushing Medicare for All, labor union,…

January Dispatch: War is a Racket

The last week has been a roller coaster. Many of us have breathed a slight sigh of relief as things deescalate a bit around Iran. But this doesn’t mean it’s over. Far from it. The need for a broad based, working-class anti-war movement, led by the communities most affected, has become yet more clear. The…

#NoWarWithIran: What You Can Do Now

People across the globe are reeling from the U.S. military’s escalation towards war. Just weeks after anti-government protests in Iran about rising fuel prices, these attacks on Iraqi soil bring us dangerously close to never-ending U.S. led war with catastrophic consequences for millions of Iranians, Iraqis, and people across the Middle East. Join our national…

DSA Committees Accepting Volunteer Applications Now

Are you a DSA member? Want to volunteer for one of DSA’s national working committees? Right now, applications are open for our Political Education Committee, our National Education Committee, and our DSA Growth and Development Committee. Read on for more about their work and how to apply. Application deadlines are Sunday, 12/15/2019 and Monday, 12/16/2019.…

December Dispatch and Meditations on Violence

Just in time for cold winter weather, Donald Trump plans to change the rules governing food stamps, effectively helping starve 3.7 million people in the wealthiest country in the world. This will disproportionately hurt rural communities, people of color, mentally ill and physically disabled people, women, people of color, and LGBTQ people. Last month three…

November Dispatch and Celebrating Eugene Debs

We are going into a critical election year. The working class of Chicago just flexed their muscles with a massive strike against their neoliberal Democratic mayor. And in Washington the impeachment hearings continue, prompting an aggressive backlash by the Republicans. As civil war hashtags are trending on social media and Trump is backed into a…

Socialism will win. And other October Dispatch news.

I’m here because I want to win. I bet you are too. And when we have a cruel president who is above the law, like the kings of old, when the naked struggle for power becomes an open spectacle, we have to remind ourselves who ended the divine right of kings: We, the people. If…

Strikes and solidarity are our weapons: mid-September Dispatch

In the last few weeks, we’ve seen our future. Bahamian refugees who lost everything in the hurricane were turned back by Republican politicians. Families who lost people to the manufactured opioid epidemic saw paltry results in the Sackler OxyContin lawsuit. Trump’s trade war with China continues to devastate US farmers already suffering from record floods.…

August Dispatch

WOW! I cannot believe we are three weeks out from the convention! It went by so fast as we continue to work on post convention tasks and also pick up the projects we set aside the last few months when we were in the home stretch. But I never forget that the internal work we…

DSA International Committee Action Alert — Help STOP the War in Yemen!

August is a Global Month of Action for Yemen and you can take action! As we speak, Congress is deciding what amendments will stay in the “veto proof” National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorizes Pentagon spending. We need to act fast to make sure language to end the Yemen war isn’t stripped from the final version…