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 »
Big up to AJJ, Shellshag, and John Hays for letting Democratic Socialists of America table and register voters at your Miami show at Gramps.
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 Lowell Mill Girls – Daughters of Freedom
On this day in 1834, textile workers in #Lowell, MA (some as young as 10) “turned out” on strike in rejection of a 15% pay cut. This led to the creation of the first #union of working women in the U.S. and was one of the pioneering moments in labor history. More here: bit.ly/lowg34 (photo… Read more »
People’s History: Audre Lorde – Sister Outsider
On this day in 1934, radical #librarian, socialist, feminist, lesbian, mother, writer, womanist, and civil rights activist, Audre Lorde was born in New York. “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” More here: bit.ly/AuLoR Print available from jenkeenan.com
Young Marx Play Screening
Members of Miami Democratic Socialists of America braved the harsh South Florida winter today to take in some theatre and political discussion. Thanks to Black Rose / Rosa Negra – Anarchist Federation and International Socialist Organization comrades for joining us.
Miami DSA at the Florida Healthcare Summit
Miami DSA and Palm Beach County DSA tabled at the Florida Healthcare Summit for Medicare for All on February 16th.
People’s History: February 15, 2003 anti-war protests
On this day in 2003, over 6 million people took part in the largest coordinated anti-war protest in the history of the world. They demonstrated in opposition to the still ongoing Iraq War where at least 180,000 civilians have now died. More info: http://ow.ly/7cMI30imsN3
People’s History: David Graeber
On February 12, 1961, anthropologist David Graeber was born. A veteran of the global justice movement, he has done anarchist action to attack capitalist hegemony and was a key organizer in Occupy Wall Street. He’s also a popular writer & professor. His Twitter profile is here: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber
People’s History: The Flint Sit-down Strike
On this day in 1937, GM autoworkers won a hard-fought sit-down strike. To defend their factory from police and strikebreakers, workers in Flint and Cleveland relied on solidarity and community support, ultimately winning recognition for the UAW International Union.