Being a marginalized person in a leftist organization is a balance between being considered a source of authority based on real life experiences, while also being invalidated when calling out said experiences.
In some ways, beating the final boss in Dungeons & Dragons, usually a dragon or floating eyeball, is like fighting capitalism.
I was searching for a way to be useful to comrades.
Despite this intimacy and history of political realization, we’ve also had fewer successful left movements cohere. This weakness stems from our culture of socialization.
Capitalism might not prevent forest fires, but we can work together to defeat it.
I joined DSA while heavily pregnant, so my child has been part of our chapter her entire life.
Political education is good praxis for all comrades.
Southwest Michigan DSA has a lot of skills and talents already, coupled with a lot of heart.
There is no doubt our current housing paradigm must end.
This dish is enjoyed best with grits or cornbread, and a beer.
Sex work is not new. In fact, it’s been around since the start of recorded history. So why is promoting sex worker safety a relatively new political concern?
Salem DSA moves members from “pronoun politeness” to solidarity across genders.
Fixing something torn or frayed is empowering, it connects us to our labor and frees us from the financially draining and ecologically disastrous cycle of fast fashion.
In November 2018, Central Iowa DSA’s socialist feminist working group started laying the groundwork for our campaign to expose crisis pregnancy centers in the Des Moines metro area.
At the beginning of the year, Austin DSA passed five priorities for the chapter, and reproductive justice was one of them.
One of the key takeaways the EBDSA Socialist Feminist caucus found is that people don't organize in spite of having kids.
The intent behind these service events is to make up, in whatever small way we can, the city’s shortcomings. It’s bittersweet.
By creating this space to focus on discussing feminism, we are clarifying that feminism is a critical component of our organizing, not simply an afterthought.
Like Ursula and Octavia before her, Jemisin did not come to the fantastical to play nice. Escape is not on the agenda.
A poem by JD Hegarty.
We are lifting each other higher than the ruling class could ever know. We are building something new.
Metro DC DSA reflects on the highs, lows, and lessons learned.
The Working-class and Homeless Organizing Alliance (WHOA) Boycott & Greensboro DSA
More than just a meditation on what has been done, reading is an examination of what can be done, and what there is to do.
Making and sharing food is such a beautiful way to share our history, culture, and nostalgia with new friends and comrades.
What do we really mean when we say “solidarity forever”?
One of the ironies of being a socialist in the 21st century is the declaration that we are “for the many,” and yet are so few in number ourselves.
This large volume of volunteers and aid enabled an event which could only be achieved through solidarity.
We were nearly always busy, so we expressed our politics mostly through acts of solidarity.
Broadcasting socialism from station to station
Making self-defense open & inclusive
ICE-Free Capital District and Troy DSA band together to fight for true sanctuary
How are we connecting with the working class to forge the struggle against oppression into an ever-larger collective effort?
DSA Community Garden Program
Losing Our Voices, Finding Our Footing
DSA must organize a vigorous program around reproductive health care access and the issues important to those it affects most.
Black and Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies dedicated to the abolition of the prison industrial complex.
Over the past year, we have conducted the survey with more than 150 people.
Bread is sustenance. It is nature transformed by human labor.
“This movement needs not just public awareness but public support, not just allies, but comrades on the outside.”
In order to effectively push for a better world that heals rather than fosters and profits from division, it is vital that we paint a clearer picture of the complicity of this system.
It takes some effort to carve out the time to devote to organizing, but it’s been a wonderful experience.
What can we do to bring a fulfilling local, physical sense of community back into our daily lives?
What it really comes down to is: if you don’t control the means of production, and you’re not extracting profit off someone else, then you’re a worker.
As a record 52 inches of rain fell on Houston during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, members of Houston DSA were online in our Mattermost prepping for the aftermath.
There is an undeniable demand for democratic socialist politics here, and especially for a socialism that prioritizes community organizing.