by Haley Pessin This is a talk given to Madison Area Democratic Socialists by Haley Pessin (Queens DSA, Afrosocialists & Socialists of Color Caucus), “Racism, Capitalism and Rebellion” about the political moment around the George Floyd protests and uprising. Continue reading Racism, Capitalism and Rebellion
We need to build a movement of unions, immigrant rights groups, NGOs, socialists, and other progressive organizations who can collectively exert the kind of power necessary to pressure the state into action. Continue reading Organizing for Real Safety and Security during “Safer at Home”
by Jon Isaac March 16, 1970: Teaching assistants and other graduate workers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison stood outside campus buildings chanting and holding signs, where just a week earlier they had been teaching classes. Some brought their dogs, others their children. Spirits were high. It was a graduate worker strike, the first of its … Continue reading Shut it Down: The 1970 TAA Strike
by Julian Novack In every federal election, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) tracks donations to candidates – when an individual gives money to a candidate, it’ll ask their name, where they live, their occupation and employer. Normally this is rather mundane information, but for the 2020 Election it gives us a window into the politics … Continue reading Primary Season & Class in Madison
We can support local agriculture and buy locally as much as our budget allows. But it is also important to advocate on this issue and form alliances with farm laborers, environmentalists and small farmers as we look to change our agricultural systems. Continue reading Food Sovereignty: More than Just A Farmer’s Market
Charity wasn’t enough before the crisis. It won’t save the working class from COVID-19. by Dayna Long In one week following Governor Evers’ declaration of a Public Health Emergency in the state of Wisconsin, a group of businesses and wealthy donors amassed nearly a million dollars for a Dane County COVID-19 Community Emergency Fund. The … Continue reading We Need Solidarity Now More Than Ever
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