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.

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 »