Boston DSA Coordinating Committee Open Letter To Mike Connolly and Erika Uyterhoeven

Dear Representative Mike Connolly and Representative-elect Erika Uyterhoeven, As you know better than most, the Massachusetts House of Representatives has repeatedly obstructed progessive priorities in the face of obvious popular support. The leadership around Speaker Bob DeLeo has instead been eager to give gifts to big business and corporate landlords at the expense of regular …

Boston DSA Coordinating Committee Statement re: Leckey Campaign Allegations

Last week, Boston DSA received a letter from multiple former staffers alleging serious misconduct and abuse towards her staff by Ihssane Leckey. We believe these allegations are credible enough that they require a substantive response from the Leckey campaign. As a socialist organization, we have the obligation to treat workers' allegations of maltreatment and exploitation …

Protest in the Time of COVID: A Brief Guide to Keeping Yourself and Your Comrades (Reasonably) Safe While Protesting Police Brutality During a Pandemic

by the Boston DSA Direct Action, De-escalation, and Security (DADS) Committee Why Protest:   Boston DSA stands in absolute solidarity with the mass protests that have broken out following the brutal police murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. Wiser people than us have written about the multitude of abuses the police have casually heaped …

Why We’re Relaunching the Prison Abolition Working Group

- Boston DSA Prison Abolition Working Group A socialist society cannot coexist with the prison system. This is a system that actively suppresses marginalized peoples, commits atrocities under the falsehood of justice, and fundamentally perpetuates capitalism through the prison-industrial complex. As socialists, we must dedicate ourselves to the destruction of the carceral state and the …

No Surrender

A world of hurt You may already know by now that Bernie Sanders has suspended his presidential candidate campaign. It feels like a lifetime ago that a glorious moment had appeared in the American political sphere when we felt unstoppable; a moment where the bright light of liberation and justice had shown into this dark, …

Against Corona Capitalism: The biopolitics behind Covid19 drug development

- Nafis H. The novel coronavirus pandemic has governments scrambling to declare national emergencies and orders to “shelter-in-place” for residents of major cities. Scientists, both in the public and private sector, are working around the clock to develop a vaccine for this virus, but best case estimates suggest that it is still going to take …