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A historically Republican state, massive population growth in Northern Virginia has revived a populist, working-class, and socialist character that had been long dormant in VA's Democratic Party.
Election Roundup 2021
On election night 2021, nationally endorsed DSA candidates won over 25 local victories at the hyperlocal level.
While We're Changing Names — Should 'Arlington' Go Next?
The residual racism embedded in many place names around the country could well include the name Arlington
Should Socialists Vote for Terry McAuliffe?
The Governor's race in Virginia is too close to call — socialists should consider voting strategically
Critical Race Theory? Yes, Please
When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all.
Why Tidewater DSA endorsed Nadarius Clark
...and what his victory means for the socialists of Portsmouth.
Carry Me Back to New Virginny: From Jim Crow to Progressive Stronghold?
In 2021, Virginia is a much-changed state absorbed by a blue wave that foretells an opening for progressive politics from Virginia to Florida.
Housing is a Human Right: Dispatch on the Fight against Evictions in Alexandria, VA
In a housing market based on private pursuit of profit, the denial of the basic right to housing is a rule of business.
ስራ የለም? የቤት ኪራይ የለም!; Or, No Jobs? No Rent! Organizing Dispatch from Alexandria, VA
The special impact of the COVID-19 health/economic crisis on working-class tenants around the DMV has generated mass protests, notably in Alexandria, to defy rent collection.
Feeling the Bern in Nova
An eye-witness recounting of the energy surrounding Bernie Sanders' rally in Northern Virginia.
La ColectiVA Calls on Virginia Politicians to 'Check Your Complicity' on Migrant Abuse
The Check Your Complicity campaign calls out Virginia elected officials who continue to benefit from violence against migrants, largely thanks to generous contributions from ICE contractors, while making a show of being on our side.
Grassroots vs. Segregation: The Ongoing Fight against Amazon HQ2 in Arlington
After Arlington County's vote, “For Us, Not Amazon” coalition will refocus around the issues we learned were the foremost concerns in the community.
Richmond DSA Hosts Virginia Statewide DSA Convention
Virginia's DSA Statewide convention, recounted here.
NOVA DSA building power in "For us not Amazon" coalition
With only two weeks to go before the Arlington County Board is set to vote on its $23 million incentive package for Amazon, the fight is more important than ever, and there are plenty of opportunities for comrades to get involved.
Northern Virginia DSA: what's ahead in 2019?
Where do Northern VA socialists go in 2019?
Amazon HQ: The 800-Pound Gorilla in NoVa
A community forum held in Crystal City/Arlington showed that many NoVA residents are worried about the impact that Amazon will have on their home towns.
Why we demand the abolition of ICE
We in the DSA recognize that no one is free or safe while this system of detention, deportation, fear, and intimidation, continues.
MDC DSA Amazon Critic assails local government tax breaks at Town Hall
As a corporation, Amazon’s interests begin and end with their own wealth and influence. Any promises of corporate responsibility or community benefit not nailed down in ironclad legal contracts should be considered empty.
Failure to fix Metrorail could hammer local economy, report finds
A dedicated-tax source for the funds is still necessary, despite the artful dodging of tax-shy local governments.
Progressive pushback coalesces against local giveaways to Amazon HQ2
Our local leaders have shown time and again that they are unable and unwilling to fight for what's best for the marginalized in our region
Metro jurisdictions, finally heeding DSA, agree to dedicated funding
The idea of establishing a dedicated source of funds for WMATA dates back at least three-and-a-half decades — and one of its early proponents was the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.
How an academic economist in Northern Virginia fueled the Koch Brothers’ plan to undo democracy
Historian Nancy MacLean brings to the AFL-CIO book talk her account of the way the Koch Bros. anti-democratic project got its intellectual underpinning.
Join "Rebrand Washington Football" in its petition delivery to Ashburn
For the past three years, the grassroots group Rebrand Washington Football (RWF) has been circulating petitions calling on the team to adopt a new name.
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.
Trump Fueled the Hate that Exploded in Charlottesville
Emboldened hate groups followed Trump's example in a march on Charlottesville. Thousands, including dozens of members of Democratic Socialists of America, marched in a counter-demonstration to show with their presence that hatred and intolerance cannot go unanswered.
The Potential Impact of Energy Micro Grids
Dan Adkins updates the development of micro-grids, independent energy sources that can deal big corporate power companies out of their dominion over power and prices.
Longtime Alexandria DSA Member Alice Leonard Turns 100
The 100th birthday celebration of a founding member of DSOC/DSA in our local and a Northern Virginia activist for over 70 years.
Strength of resistance shows the failure of white nationalism
Sam Knight, one of the Metro DC DSA members to go to Charlottesville for the antifascist protest last weekend, provides an on-the-ground account of the events.
From the Abused Heart of Coal Country
Lucy Duff explores the devastation to the environment, communities and workers of mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia.
NOVA, MoCo branches extend diversity and reach of DSA
Wm. Hunter Tammaro
The local branches, while still under the umbrella of the Metro DC chapter, give current members opportunities bring the socialist vision to bear on a wider range of issues.
DSA surge in Charlottesville primary battle had impact
A report on DSA's activism in the Virginia primary election, from a Charlottesville DSA comrade.
Local officials unite against NFL stadium extortion ploy
The fate of RFK Stadium and the land on which it sits were put in play earlier this year when DC and Maryland political leaders, wary of a giveaway, went on the offensive.
Affordable housing in Arlington is a challenge for activists
How gentrifying municipalities like Arlington lose their affordable housing -- and how to stop it.