People’s History: Angela Davis

On this day in 1944 civil rights activist feminist, author, abolitionist & revolutionary democratic #socialist,  Angela Davis was born in Birmingham,  Alabama. She co-founder  prison abolition group Critical Resistance and is a professor emerita at UC Santa Cruz More here: http://bit.ly/apoAD

People’s History: Light in the Darkness

On this day in 2017, Trump signed his fascist Executive Order No 13769, barring citizens of many Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. In an act of mass #resistance, thousands of Americans began to flood the nation’s airports, demanding an end to the ban and a release of those being detained. More here: bit.ly/2nirVgo

Peoples History: The Kitchenware Revolution

On this day in 2009, thousands of people in Iceland responded to the global financial crisis. Armed with pots, pans, snowballs, & fermented milk (skyr) they braved the batons, tear gas, & pepper spray of riot police and descended on parliament, forcing the right-wing government from power. Analysis available here bit.ly/2F01Jhw from Jacobin Magazine

Towards Abolition: Building a Future of Freedom

“As the movement against capitalism grows, we will confront state repression in new ways. Prisons, the police, and semi-private security contractors are all repressive. They are clear existential threats to any movement for socialism and justice. Therefore, the abolition of incarceration is an explicit goal for DSA.” Download the PDF Flyer

People’s History: General Strike, Syria ‘36

On this day in 1936, after heavy political repression, Syrian students &  workers launched a general strike against  French occupation. It would spread across the country, lasting weeks & forcing the colonial rulers to the negotiating table. More here: bit.ly/syria36

The Battle of Hayes Pond

Today marks the anniversary of the 1958 Battle of Hayes Pond near #Maxton, North Carolina. After being targeted by the Ku Klux Klan, hundreds of armed members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and their anti-racist allies shut down a KKK rally and drove the organization out of the area. More here: http://unc.live/2Dodqm9‬ Get involved with the Democratic Socialists of America #Anti-Racism Working… Read more »

People’s History: The Enduring Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Capitalism has outlived its usefulness. It has brought about a system that takes necessities from the masses” – MLK Today, we celebrate the birth of civil rights leader, organized labor activist, democratic socialist, minister, and anti-imperialist Martin Luther King Jr. More here: dsausa.org/the_new_poor_people_s_campaign

The Great Bombay Textile Strike

On 18 January 1982 more than a quarter of a million workers from over 50 different textile mills went on strike in Mumbai, #India to demand decent wages and benefits. Find more information, here. To find out about current worker issues, visit the Democratic Socialists of America Labor Working Group.

People’s History: Wagner Act is Passed

On this day in 1962, after a protracted campaign, workers employed by U.S. Government, who had been excluded from the Wagner Act, won the right to organize and collectively bargain. More here: http://wapo.st/2Dj6SVP Join the Democratic Socialists of America Labor Working Group to find out about current labor issues: dsausa.org/labor_working_group

#PeoplesHistory: The Casas Viejas #Uprising

On 11 January 1933 agricultural #workers affiliated with CNT who called for an egalitarian society & common ownership of the land were burned alive or shot by Civil & Assault Guards of the Second #Spanish Republic in the culmination of the #CasasViejas uprising in #Andalusia, #Spain. More here:ow.ly/7va130hHFlF