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In this month's issue...
Building the just transition
Tensions between building trades unions and environmental groups have existed for so long that they seem inescapable, yet both groups share the same objective – a livable future for people and the planet.
How to Disillusion the Public — DC’s Budget Engagement Forums
Don't believe the hype; Mayor Bowser's budget engagement forums are little more than show-n-tell propaganda events.
What will the future of housing policy look like?
A discussion with DSA member and Stomp Out Slumlords tenant organizer Katlyn Cotton on the socialist vision of housing.
Past and Present collide in The High Ground
The emblematic play by Nathan Alan Davis, currently in its world premiere at Arena Stage, connects America’s fraught racial past with its present.
Tales of the Wire Women
Or - why aren't more electrician's women? A children's book published by lefty-publisher Hard Ball Press seeks to change this.
The 2022 DC Primaries and the Future of the District
An analysis of the District 2022 primary elections suggest DC is depolarizing around race and repolaring around class.
China and the Left: A Report from the People’s Forum
A recent forum out of NYC sought to challenge the American left on its approach to understanding US-China relations.
Learning to Love the Machine: Some Assembly Required
Socialists of all stripes should reckon that we may need to rebuild at the local level the very thing we’ve been fighting for years.
DC's Community Response to COVID-19: A Lesson in Solidarity
Community groups, political organizations, and mutual aid networks rallied to confront the District government's bumbling vaccine rollout.
The Metro DC Socialist Mobilization Model
Lauren Katz and Ryan Mosgrove
One approach for mobilizing the working masses into socialist political operations.
The Liberal-to-Ultraleft Pipeline: Breaking the Cycle
Recent critiques levied at DSA peddle in an aesthetic-radicalism that risks distracting the working-class from organizing itself into a disciplined political force.