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DC REDBUG GE2022
DSA ELECTORAL 2021
In this QUARTER's issue...
Democracy in action at Metro DC DSA’s 2023 Local Convention
At their 2023 Local Convention, socialists from DC, Maryland and Virginia convened to establish its priority campaigns and plan for 2024.
How Montgomery County builds social housing on the cheap
Montgomery County, Maryland is building a network of social housing at virtually zero cost. Here is how they do it, and why social housing is desperately needed in DC.
Should the DC left fear ranked choice voting or semi-open primaries?
Does Initiative 83 pose a threat to the District's left-wing electoral project? A Minnesotan expatriate shares their perspective on the proposed system.
An old anti-war book for a new anti-war moment, or: can new dogs learn old tricks?
Palestine is a political nexus of colonialism and apartheid, a space that exposes the illiberal endgame of neoliberal politics.
DC fails to protect its children
Unaddressed income and wealth inequality has produced staggering child poverty in the City, with low income support for Black and brown families plus additional assault from toxic lead exposure.
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
Shane K 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.