Comprehensive Plan Amendment process zigzags to developers’ advantage

Last week, the DC Office of Planning (OP) released their first update in months, and unfortunately, it goes completely off-script from the process they laid out, putting those of us who care about housing, economic, and environmental justice in a tough spot.

MDCDSA Weekly Update for January 12-19, 2018

Compact Edition: The GBM and election; action reports on Electoral Caucus recommendations, DC Fair Budget survey, Maryland Assembly opens, capitalist catastrophe in Cali, and events from MDCDSA and our allies. Even some Good Reads.

MDCDSA ELECTION PROCEDURES AT THE JANUARY 14 GENERAL BODY MEETING

MDCDSA ELECTION PROCEDURES AT THE JANUARY 14 GENERAL BODY MEETING At the January General Body Meeting, on January 14th 2018, there will be a special election for MDCDSA Secretary, Treasurer, one at-large Steering Committee position, and two Internal Organizing Committee Co-Chairs. Please note that this is not the annual Metro DC DSA Steering Committee elections, […]

The Mud This Time: Climate, Capitalism and Catastrophe in California, Prefigured

The Los Angeles area in particular, Mike Davis writes, has experienced generations of “market-driven urbanization [that] has transgressed environmental common sense.” Mud follows.

CALENDAR OF DMV ALLIED EVENTS Jan. 12 2018

Allied Activities Event List for 1/12/2018     Jan 13, 2018 2:00pm – 7:00pm   Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20020   Event hosted by ONE DC and The Sanctuaries: https://www.facebook.com/events/397064287392745/ We are living in a social emergency.  Throughout 2016, signs of the current social emergency continued to increase—state […]

MDCDSA Weekly Update for Jan. 5-12, 2018

MDCDSA annual elections at the Sunday, January 14 General Body Meeting; action reports and reminders of articles in the January Washington Socialist. Find what you need in the Update.

The monthly Washington Socialist for January 2018

The Monthly Washington Socialist, newsletter of MDCDSA, with news of our local chapter’s upcoming elections, electoral activity in the wider world, and analysis of trade, taxes, a museum about the Bible, and the real vast right-wing conspiracy.

Participate in candidate interview conference calls for MoCo elections

MDCDSA’s electoral caucus will have conference calls with candidates for Montgomery County elections (the primary is June 26, 2018. That’s this year!) Find out how to participate here.

BIBLE MUSEUM: SCHOLARSHIP OR WEDGE FOR RELIGIOUS RIGHT?

Is it really possible for a museum dedicated to the scripture of a specific religion to be a pure purveyor of scholarship rather than a promoter of that religion’s point of view? Perhaps, but when the museum’s collection was being assembled there was plenty of reason to doubt its scholarly objectivity

So. Let’s Talk Taxes.

Why progressive taxation? There is this notable point, a reality that is usually not that often brought forward in general economic discussions today: The continuing wealth that the super-affluent people in our country are now accruing, daily, is essentially being created by – or perhaps more precisely, being generated by – our society as a whole.