Working groups getting it done!
Susan Kang fights with DSA, but outside of DSA she co-founded NoIDC-NY, a group that earned her the attention of City & State last week for one of their lists of “Up and Coming Power People” from Manhattan.
All the Branch news that’s fit to e-publish.
Mike S. argues that while mutual aid has a place in DSA’s mission, it ultimately props up the abuses of capitalism and will not aid in forming the solidarity between DSA and the working class that is needed to achieve our goals.
Willie J argues that mutual aid is morally imperative and that as socialists we cannot propose to ignore those in need because it isn’t politically expedient.
Sub-contractors, scabs, and salting. Laura G. discusses how she found her way to the carpentry trade, fighting off a fear of heights and a mountain of student debt. In Local 157 she sees room for more aggressive tactics, worker involvement in negotiations, and more solidarity with a range of working class issues.
The push for a legislative path to Universal Rent Control is in high gear now that the NYS Senate is finally under full Democratic Control. Cea W. outlines why this struggle is so crucial for New Yorkers and what NYC-DSA’s strategy is to win in Albany.
Drastic changes in how society is organized are needed to avert a climate catastrophe. That doesn’t mean DSA should drop all other issues. It means we should include climate concerns in all that we do.
Welcome to our new social(ist) media corner! For those of us who aren’t extremely online, Red Letter presents a round-up of social media goings-on, including links to DSA-centric stories we couldn’t cover this month, videos from NYC-DSA actions, post-ers to follow, and amusing dust-ups.