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Good Reads for Socialists - August 2017
Recent articles from a leftish perspective that you may have missed; with links...
National Parks Under Siege
National parks are under severe threat from the extraction-first mania of the Trump administration. Andy Feeney contextualizes this latest barbarism.
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.
Defending Against Federal Layoffs -- An Example
Daniel C. Adkins and Tom Canning
Applying the lessons learned from the Reagan Reduction in Force (RIF) to the threat to federal workers posted by the Trump administration.
DCPS Teachers Have Been working without a contract since 2012
Jared Catapano and Austin Kendall
Austin Kendall and Jared Catapano discuss chapter solidarity actions with DCPS teachers, who have worked without a new contract for five years.
Leaving the Socialist International Would Be a Big Mistake
A local comrade defends DSA's relationship to the Socialist International, in response to a debate on involvement.
DSA National Political Committee Duties and Commitments
Sean Monahan, current and retiring NPC member from Providence, R.I, , has some thoughts about what NPC members face, and what candidates and delegates need to think about.
Social Movement Organizing and Electoral Struggles
Joe Schwartz and Mike Hirsh, in a multipart colloquy, take on the longest-running dynamic in DSA: electoral work vs. movement building.
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.
Make Planning Fair and "Affordable" Shelter Actually Affordable
Andy Feeney outlines the proposed DC Comprehensive Plan amendments that DSA members, in concert with allies, have submitted.
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.
Marx Probably Can't Help Us Understand the Climate Crisis
A member of the Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee, expresses skepticism that attempts to relate classical Marxism -- and classic Marx -- to today's climate concerns will not be analytically useful and overlooks the role of population in the crisis.
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.