People’s History


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

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

Season’s Greetings from Miami DSA

Miami Democratic Socialists of America would like to wish a Merry Christmas to all of our observant comrades and to share a piece from the the DSA Religion & Socialism working group blog: Religious Socialism entitled “The Meaning of Christmas” by member Lawrence Ware. We would also like to remember The Christmas Truce of 1914 where roughly 100,000 British & German troops rebuked the capitalist… Read more »

Arthur McDuffie & the Enduring Struggle for Black Lives

Today we remember Arthur McDuffie, who 38 ago was beaten to death after surrendering to Miami-Dade Police. Despite lying about the cause of his injuries, the officers involved were not held accountable. In the uprising that followed, 18 more people lost their lives and hundreds were injured. Learn more here. Democratic Socialists of America members can… Read more »

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.