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Entries that compile left-adjacent intel from across cyber-space.
Mitski on labors of love: The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We
Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t, Mitski loves her job in a way that has been killing her.
Book Review: American Midnight
Adam Hochschild's historical account on turn of the century political repression echoes the struggles faced by socialists in the present.
Sex, Power and True Crime
A genre maligned. It did not begin with social media, but social media introduced a new utility of the medium to its fans.
Book Review: 'A Spectre, Haunting: on the Communist Manifesto'
Assessing the power of the Manifesto today, Miéville illuminates the document’s power as prediction, prophecy and call to revolution.
May Day Pasts: Moments and Movements
To celebrate May Day as a single event can lead one to miss the spirit that animated its origins as an international workers holiday.
The best (labor) reads from 2022
That year went faster than expected. ICYMI - here's where you can catch up on the status of the labor movement, local and national.
The Work of Art in the Age of AI
A troubling new technology risks deteriorating working conditions for working artists.
The fight to Free Chol Soo Lee and all political prisoners
In the late 1970s, Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee was wrongly charged, and eventually convicted, with two counts of murder by the San Francisco District Attorney's office. The conviction set off an international and multiracial movement that challenged the injustices and malignancies of the US legal system.
The year in labor (so far)
Through Amazonians United, Starbucks Workers United, and many other nontraditional sites of struggle, the hope and promise of the labor movement hasn't felt this strong in decades.
Biden Administration announces broad student debt cancellation
Debt organizers have vowed to continue the fight.
ATUN 2022 Convention shows potential of a nation-wide tenants network
The enthusiasm and promise of a nation-wide tenants network was on display at the ATUN 2022 convention.
Good reads and essential traffic from June '22
We hate to say ICYMI, but we just did...
Thoughts on Queer Liberation & other radical concepts (w/Marie Lewis)
After The Storm
On capitalism, abortion rights, and queer rights.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and the housing fund she mismanaged
The vehicle Mayor Bowser is using to build more affordable units is not well managed, and her administration has a history of using it to reward developers that do not perform the best.
Making art inside capitalism (w/ Claire Alrich)
After The Storm
On DC's DIY scene, explorations of beauty, and deploying novel artist feedback mechanisms.
The NABTU Conference and the Rank-and-File Strategy
At the North America's Building Trades Union's conference, the promise and limitations of organized labor's current resurgence were on full display.
Joyful, Creative Tactics in DC Deserve Air Time
Arrestable protests in Washington are not the only way to get a response from the President. It is time for mainstream media to give creatives greater news coverage.
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.
Good Links from January 2022
Labor wars, memories of January 6, and tactical thinking define the common thread linking January's discourse.
Interview with Camila Tapia-Guilliams, 'Alternative Universe: Visualizing Queer Futurisms'
After The Storm
“…portraying the struggle ahead of us, but with hope and motivation”
Evergreen Good Reads — 2021
We round up the best good reads to walk us into a high-information — and high stakes — 2022.
The Central Censor
Link juice for you and our SEO.
October Reconciliation Roundup
Keeping a loose record of 'Build Back Better' negotiations on Capitol Hill
October Evergreens: Lasting GOOD READS from October
Good reads from October
On Actual Freedom: Examining the Revaluation of Value in Martin Hägglund's 'This Life'
Reflections on Hägglund's articulation of what it means to be human and what we value as a product of socialization
Unconditional and Unequivocal Support of Afghan Refugees
Socialists should provide unwavering support to Afghan refugees. Here's where we can help.
DSA Members on Labor: Two Decades of Engagement
A two-decade recounting of local perspectives on the labor movement.
You Should Read Capital
It's not as daunting as it looks.
Print versus speech in the info trade
An (admittedly old-fashioned) MDC DSA member outlines his skepticism about podcasts. Does the history of peasant rebellions in the 16th century provide clues to their value?
Organizing Institutions for Racial Equity: A DIY Guide
To achieve racial equity, every institution, without exception, needs to change. Here's how you can do it.
Good Links from April
Socialist strategies, the labor wars, and more.
My Socialist Kick-start
From Bush-era "alt" rock to verbose left-wing magazines: a common path for the millennial Left.
Good Links from March
A collection of some of the best stories for socialist interest: thinking about a Green New Deal, political organizing, and deep economics.
Good Links from January
The Capitol Coup, Trump's Twitter break, Democratic Party intrigue, and the populist revolt of Wall Street norms.
Best Reads from 2020
A collection of intriguing articles that have been passed around the socialist universe from 2020.
I Took the Hillsdale "Survey" on Socialism
An amusing look at how a small right-wing college serves as academic cover for a classic push-poll about the dread menace socialism.
Good Reads for January 2019
Good reads for socialists, with links and summaries. Brain candy!
Good Reads for August 2018
Russian botpages on Facebook, endangered Act, what to do about the Janus decision and other good reads.
Good Reads for July 2018
Good links for July 2018.
Good Reads for June 2018
Good Reads for May 2018
Good reads are back! -- about Trump's tariffs, ridesharing vs. public transit and a few odds and ends
Good Reads for February 2018
Unions, death and transfiguration; Democracies; death; history as the alt-right sees it and as Tet '68 revisions try to warp it -- and a couple of nice shout-outs for DSA.
Good Reads for January 2018
Good links for January 2018.
Good Reads for Socialists - December 2017
Good reads for December 2017 - with a November bonus!
A Cascade of Press Clips on the Nov. 7 Election's Left Surge
A roundup of headlines and news clips commenting on election night, 2017.
Good Reads for Socialists - October 2017
Good Reads: More on Juggalos, Corbyn's triumph, mapping social movements and much more.
Good Reads for Socialists - August 2017
Recent articles from a leftish perspective that you may have missed; with links...
Good Reads for Socialists - July 2017
This month, don't miss Bob Roman's compilation, "DSA in the News"...
How to get the Real Straight News in the Alternative Fact Era
Four tips for identifying honest info from salacious misinformation.
Good Reads for February 2017 (and a video or two)
Essays and articles of recent vintage that socialists and fellow radicals might have missed, from various sources.
Good Sources for Socialists - January 2017
A collection of good reads - organized just the way you like it.