Miami Democratic Socialists of America would like to wish a Happy Hanukkah to the DSA Jewish Solidarity Caucus, Jewish Voice for Peace South Florida, IfNotNow, and all of our comrades in the Jewish resistance. Read about “Chanukah & Religious Interpretations of Class Struggle” from DSA’s Religious Socialism publication. #Jerusalem4All 🕎
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 »
(A printable version of this report can be found here) Introduction As Hurricane Irma swelled into one of largest storms on record, it meandered across the Atlantic reigning destruction throughout the Antilles before taking aim at Florida. Recognizing the immensity of the storm and the erratic nature of its path, members of 10 different local… Read more »
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 »
“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.
“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” -Steve Biko On this day in history, South African socialist and anti-Apartheid activist Bantu Stephen Biko was born in 1946. During his life he was instrumental in the formation of the South African Students’ Association and became a leading figure… Read more »
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 »
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 »