People’s History: Lucy Parsons

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

People’s History: Rosa Luxemburg

On this day in 1871, revolutionary socialist, radical feminist, and antiwar activist, Rosa Luxemburg was born in Zamość, Poland. “Freedom only for the supporters of the government, only for the members of a party – however numerous they may be – is no freedom at all. Freedom is always the freedom of the one who… Read more »

Miami DSA Wants to Replace Your Brake Lights for Free

MIAMI, FL – Broken tail lights and brake lights can be dangerous to other drivers and could get you pulled over by the police. Undocumented people can further be detained and deported for the infraction. The Miami Democratic Socialists of America want to help. The Miami DSA is hosting “Gimme a Brake (Light)” from 1… Read more »

Member Opinion: Black Panther

“The critiques of #BlackPanther from some left publications and writers that I respect were misplaced for the most part. It is unfair to launch a critique of a film without taking into context the universe that the artists have created. This first and foremost is a superhero film that has its own mythology, historical narratives, and conceptions… Read more »

People’s History: The Jungle

On this day in 1905, author, journalist, & outspoken anti-capitalist Upton Sinclair first printed his classic Chicago novel “The Jungle” in the socialist newspaper “Appeal to Reason”. It was published in book form the following year, garnering widespread acclaim. “There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there… Read more »

People’s History: The Paterson Silk Strike

On this day in 1913 after being subject to a series of wage reductions, thousands of workers from some 300 mills & dye houses led by IWW organizers Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Big Bill Haywood, and others began a 5 month long strike in #Paterson, New Jersey. More here: youtu.be/UGNv6kPt950

People’s History: Ayed Morrar vs. the Wall

On this day in 1962, Palestinian anti-apartheid activist and community organizer Ayed “Abu Ahmed” Morrar was born in the West Bank village of Budrus. He has played a leading role in founding the #nonviolent Popular Resistance Committee movement against the racist #Israeli separation wall. This movement has crossed national, gender, political, and religious divides in… Read more »

Brake Light Training

The Mutual Aid Working Group training members to change brake lights in preparation for our free brake light replacement clinic on March 4th to help reduce the likelihood of police stops that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations. facebook.com/events/2021243657889018

People’s History: W.E.B. Du Bois

On this day in 1868, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, and socialist W.E.B. Du Bois was born in Massachusetts. Du Bois was a prolific activist and scholar, most well-known for co-founding the NAACP in 1909. He was also a lifelong socialist, and was briefly a member of the Socialist Party. Du Bois was also a committed… Read more »

AJJ Concert

Big up to AJJ, Shellshag, and John Hays for letting Democratic Socialists of America table and register voters at your Miami show at Gramps.