Metro DC DSA Weekly Update for July 21-30

    What’s On This Week: Metro DC DSA Picnic Sunday Afternoon in Rock Creek Park DC DSA Summer Picnic Slather on the sunscreen, grab your shades, and join your comrades at Rock Creek Park for the DC DSA summer picnic! The festivities will unfold rain or shine on Sunday, July 23, 3-7 pm, at […]

Bastille Day Edition of the Weekly Update: July 14-20

BASTILLE DAY and there are prisoners to be released everywhere we look – hobbled by capitalism and the inequality and oppression on which it thrives. We strike off a few more of our own fetters every time we act on their behalf. Raymond Mungo “Long Ago” called it “PED-Xing” – doing the everyday collective work […]

Metro DC DSA Weekly Update for July 7-13

Metro DC DSA Weekly Update for July 7-13   What’s On This Week Metro DC DSA Health Care Actions Hit Home for Wavering Senators SSenators return from their patriotic break after this weekend, confronted by new variants of a basically unsellable mess of a repeal-replace medical care bill. Metro DC DSA and its allies will […]

Welcome to the July 2017 issue of the Washington Socialist

In the July Washington Socialist: Health Care action national and local, events and calendar items, and articles with a socialist perspective on thought and action.

DSA nationally and locally plan action with allies to win health care battle

Tags: Health care

National DSA and our local are mounting plans now to join allies and keep the pressure on Congress to defeat the attempt at massive wealth distribution from poor and working people to the rich that has taken the guise of “repeal and replace” health care reform.

Notes from the People’s Summit

The People’s Summit in Chicago early in June had a great lineup of speakers and workshops, Dan Adkins reports. And it was big, post-Trump big. But navigating the McCormick Center and the accommodations available means lots of advance planning.

DSA surge in Charlottesville primary battle had impact, an activist reports

Dan Payne of Charlottesville suggests “..one possible function of DSA is to have chapters operate as regional networks that work like ‘Momentum’ in terms of providing canvassing support to candidates & regions that the Democratic Party establishment would otherwise write-off and ignore.”

Progressive Values vs. New Realities: A Report

Tags: coalitions international left populism progressive values

Though we saw populism in both the Trump and Sanders campaigns, it is right-wing populism that represents a threat in American politics, and the democratic socialist populism of the Sanders campaign represents promise.

Pushback comes quickly at state and local levels to Trump’s exit from Paris climate accord

Tags: Climate change Donald Trump; Paris climate accord

Every level of economic and political society in the US — except the GOP’s federal monopoly — expressed immediate and constructive pushback in order to further the carbon-reduction goals of the international compact on climate change known as the Paris Accord and joined, now, by all but three national governments.

TRUMP’S FAA PRIVATIZATION SCHEME: ONE MORE ATTACK ON THE PUBLIC SECTOR

Tags: air traffic controllers Federal Aviation Administration privatization transportation

The idea [of ATC privatization], which seemed to have wings as recently as a few weeks ago, appears to be off the table for now – on June 30 the Senate approved an FAA authorization bill that kept the agency intact. And yet privatization has powerful backers who aren’t ready to quit after 30 years of trying, and it is likely to be resuscitated in the near future.