Miami Democratic Socialists of America were honored to be invited to address our comrades in National Nurses United this morning at their rally in Lauderdale Lakes on the importance of workplace democracy and healthcare as a human right.
On this day in 2005, roughly 750 residents of the Kennedy Road shack settlement in Durban, South Africa formed a road blockade to demand housing, electricity, & water as human rights. This action led to the formation of Abahlalibase Mjondolo. More here: bit.ly/AbMAbM
Today, a bridge which was under construction near Florida International University on the corner of 8th st and 107th collapsed. There are people injured. There are people dead. This includes some of the workers atop the bridge when it collapsed, and pedestrians beneath the bridge and in their cars. At this time, YDSA FIU would like… Read more »
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“Internationaler Frauentag” was proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference by socialist feminist leaders Luise Zietz and Clara Zetkin. In 1914 on the eve of WWI, Womens Day was first observed across the world on March 8th in support of woman’s suffrage and as a staunch rebuke of the churning imperialist war machine. More… Read more »
On this day in 1921, the Bolshevik Army began an unrelenting assault on the workers, peasants, sailors and citizens of Kronstadt after they demanded the freedom to organize, speak, assemble, and form unions. After holding out for more than a week thousands were killed, executed, or imprisoned for their participation. More here: bit.ly/Kstadt
On this day in 1942, a house fire in Chicago tragically silenced one of the most ardent revolutionary voices the city had ever known. “We are willing to work for peace at any price, except at the price of liberty.” –Lucy Parsons More here via Jacobin Magazine: bit.ly/lucypar