When I’m Gone: Remembering Phil Ochs

“One good song with a message can bring a point more deeply to more people than a thousand rallies.” -Phil Ochs On this day in history, revolutionary folk singer and activist Philip David Ochs was born in 1940. Many of his songs addressed the Class Struggle, Civil Rights, and Anti-Imperialism movements that he was involved in.

Socialize with Socialists

Little Havana has historically been a base of operations for right-wing paramilitary groups like Omega 7, Alpha 66, & CORU. In contrast, the neighborhood has today become home to a growing crop of friendly, mild-mannered democratic socialists. Miami DSA painted the barrio red on 15 December 2017. Over food and libations we reflected on the year,… Read more »

Malatesta & De Leon

                    Two important anti-capitalist figures were born on the 14th of December. Daniel De Leon was born in 1852 on the island of Curaçao. He became an influential advocate of revolutionary unionism and an important figure in the Socialist Labor Party of America. Read more here. Errico… Read more »

Dissident Thinker: Noam Chomsky

“Personally I’m in favor of democracy which means that the central institutions in the society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism we can’t have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if… Read more »

Solidarity Has No Border

This morning, members of Miami Democratic Socialists of America delivered water, sunblock, and words of support as they stood in solidarity with youth of color from our community (both documents & undocumented) who are currently undertaking a week-long fast outside Senator Marco Rubio‘s office in Doral, Florida to call for a Clean Dream Act and to Save TPS. Please… Read more »

Medicare for All Townhall

“A better world is possible! Fight for it! Fight for it every day! You have nothing to lose but your copayments, your premiums and your deductibles!” – Gerry V. Dabs, Miami DSA Secretary A coalition of groups including Miami DSA, the Labor Community Alliance of South Florida, Broward Progressive Democrats of America, People’s Progressive Caucus of Miami-Dade, and National Nurses… Read more »

Mario Savio & the Berkeley Free Speech Movement

On this day in history, Mario Savio delivered his famous “Bodies Upon the Gears” speech at UC Berkeley as part of the campus Free Speech Movement. At the time political activity, other than by the official Democratic and Republican clubs, was an arrestable offense on university grounds and faculty were required to sign a loyalty oath. On… Read more »