The Metro D.C. Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America condemns fascism and those who are complicit with their silence. We were proud to join with our comrades and must redouble our efforts to unite the left in the face of fascism. The hate on display in Charlottesville this weekend must be countered everywhere, all the time. The Metro D.C. DSA members who attended the counter-protest are safe and unharmed. We stand in solidarity with those who were injured and ask that you donate to the linked medical fund. We grieve for those who lost their lives today and we honor them for all that they have given in the fight against oppression.
Please donate to the verified fund on GoFundMe: Medical Fund for Comrades in Cville
Meet Rusty, the Metro DC DSA Mascot!
Metro DC DSA is pleased to introduce Rusty, our chapter mascot. Rusty is a red panda currently residing at the National Zoo, and proclaims himself to be “The People’s Panda.” That– coupled with his brave attempts at liberation– make Rusty an honorary Metro DC DSA member and the perfect mascot as we all fight to Escape Capitalism.
Statement from National Democratic Socialists of America
We Fight for Socialism over Barbarism: On November 8, voters in the United States narrowly elected an openly racist, misogynist and nativist candidate for president. Donald Trump succeeded in defining himself as an anti-establishment candidate who will end dynastic rule in Washington, D.C., by elites who care little for “forgotten Americans.” The grain of truth in this rhetoric masked an ideological appeal to a “white identity” that Republicans have long cultivated. Continue reading...
A Post-Election Message from Maria Svart, National Director: Tuesday night was not unpredictable. For centuries, the ruling class has used racism to divide working class and poor people and grind us down. It makes sense that people are scared, angry and desperate for change. Even so, many of us are in mourning. Many of us are very afraid for our families, our neighbors, and our country. We need to talk about how it came to this so we can develop a strong and strategic response. Continue reading…
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What Is Democratic Socialism?
Democratic socialists advocate for a radical restructuring of our economic and political systems to value people over profits. Rather than our current economy, which is controlled by the wealthy few for their own benefit, we envision an economy that is democratically controlled by all Americans. By working toward progressive change that empowers workers, people of color, women, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized Americans, we believe that we can create a free, democratic, humane society. Read More