No Justice For Faisal – Cambridge City Council Rejects Move For Police Accountability

In January, Cambridge police killed Arif Sayed Faisal, a 20-year-old UMass student experiencing a mental health crisis. Despite multiple protests and community outrage in the 5 months since the shooting, neither Cambridge Police (CPD) nor the established Police Review and Advisory Board (PRAB) have taken any concrete action to address the situation. On February 14th, …

Why Mayor Wu’s Rent Control Proposal is Lacking

Boston City Hall Photo by Naquib Hossain on Flickr On Feb. 21st Boston DSA emailed out the following call to action to Boston residents encouraging them to give public testimony on how the Mayor’s rent control proposal is in need of serious changes Tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, at 10 am the Boston City Council will be hearing public …

PUBLIC STATEMENT BY BOSTON DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA IN SUPPORT OF RAIL UNION WORKERS

The rail freight carriers that employ approximately 125,000 unionized employees have spent years prioritizing shareholders and executives, making record profits for the railroad industry. At the same time, the carriers have downsized the rail workforce by furloughing approximately 30% of rail workers, increasing the workload for those who remain. Workers do not receive paid sick …

60 Years of Failed Policy: Boston DSA Leads the Way in Ending the Embargo on Cuba

Sixty Years after the US Navy's Caribbean fleet first created a picket around the island of Cuba, the United States’ cruel and aimless embargo of Cuba continues. Despite decades of red scare tactics, designed to silence Socialists who believe the embargo is a moral and political failure, people of all political stripes have come out …

Fund, Fix, and Free the T! Boston DSA statement on T closure

Painting credit: @Lizzie Rutberg Today, in an unprecedented and historic move, Governor Charlie Baker’s MBTA will shut down the entire Orange Line for thirty days of emergency maintenance. This, the severs a vital transit artery for hundreds of thousands of greater Boston residents, and forces riders to pay the price for decades of disinvestment from …

Standing where I am now: Five years since the streets of Charlottesville

Chalked messages of love and courage on the pavement Where we left off Five years ago I was at the counterprotests to Unite the Right, the fascist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, that culminated in a car attack that killed Heather Heyer and wounded many others, some quite seriously. I wrote about this for the PEWG …

On the Ground in Oak Grove: statement from a long-time Boston antifascist

On July 2nd 2022, a large force from Patriot Front, the largest Neo-Nazi group in America, marched through downtown Boston. They assaulted an onlooker, but the situation was deescalated by FBI agents on the scene. The Nazis proceeded to ride the MBTA Orange Line to Oak Grove, where they were confronted by antifascists. They were …

Boston DSA Statement on new BDS resolutions and dissent from the NPC

Following our December 19th General Meeting, the members of Boston Democratic Socialists of America voted to pass four resolutions that chart a path toward more consistent solidarity with the Palestinian cause and make some necessary structural and procedural changes to help our chapter get there. Nationally and locally, the general membership of DSA is the …