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People’s History: March 21st & the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

The 21st of March marks both one of the most tragic and one of the most joyous events in the struggle against apartheid. On this day in 1960, police in South Africa massacred 69 people demonstrators in the township of Sharpeville. On this day in 1990, Namibia was liberated from apartheid. Read more here: bit.ly/2HTIN5F

People’s History: The Communist Manifesto

On this day in 1848, Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels first published the communist manifesto. This revolutionary document describes human #history as one of class struggle. It has inspired countless millions around the world from the time of it’s publishing to the present day. “Workers of the world unite! You have a world to win,… Read more »

People’s History: The First Rebel

On 2 February 1512, Spanish conquistadors burned Taíno Cacique Hatuey alive near Bayamo, Cuba. He was among the first indigenous people to lead organized resistance to European colonialism in the Americas. Dominican friar Bartolomé de las Casas attributed the following words to Hatuey: “They tell us, these tyrants, that they adore a God of peace and equality, and yet they usurp our land and make us their slaves. They… Read more »

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

Miami DSA is officially a chapter!

At long last, #Miami (the 8th largest metro area in the US) is now officially home to a Democratic Socialists of America chapter. Thank you first & foremost to the chapter members & Steering Committee who have worked tirelessly to make this happen. Thank you also to the #DSA staff & NPC. Special thanks to Delé Balogun & Peg Strobel. Let’s do great… Read more »