DSA Weekly

Puerto Rico: A U.S. Colony in the Caribbean

In September 2017 Hurricanes Irma and María devastated Puerto Rico, causing an estimated $90 billion worth of damage. At least five thousand Puerto Ricans died in the storm or its aftermath. Social and medical services and the electrical system collapsed. Food and potable water were scarce to non- existent. The U.S. government was criminally indifferent to Puerto Ricans’ plight, as epitomized by President Trump tossing paper towels to a hungry and homeless population.

Happy Birthday, Cesar Chavez!

The assault on the UFW and the current reconquest of power in the fields are examples of strategic racism, that is a system of racial oppression created and enforced because it benefits the over class- in this case corporate agriculture and farm owners.  

Field Report from Lawrence, Kansas: Another Socialist Rides the Bus

Howdy, Lawrence DSA Here! We got a bus! We held a nation-wide fundraiser in the month of February and raised over $3,000 to cover the purchase and initial costs of operation of a second-hand school bus. We’ve trained up drivers and mechanics within our chapter and we’re ready to roll.

“Go Live in a Cave if You’re Really Anti-Capitalist:” On Having a Smartphone and Hating Capitalism Too

Whether or not you consider yourself anti-capitalist, you’ve probably heard that tired retort that socialists regularly encounter: “If you hate capitalism so much, why do you have a smartphone? If you were really against capitalism, you’d become an off-the-grid caveman instead of participating in the capitalist system.” The spirit of this argument has prevailed among…

Bernie NOW!

DSA can play a major role in the 2020 Democratic primary, if it moves immediately, forcefully, and visibly to a position alongside the Bernie Sanders field operation. Bernie needs to show as much strength in the field as he has in fund raising if he is to narrow the number of candidates against him. This is essential to his victory. DSA is in a better position than any other organization to contribute toward that early show of strength.