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 …

Vaccine Apartheid

by Christopher R. The Covid pandemic is a global crisis that has driven home the importance of vaccination in combating illness. The rapid development of vaccines against Covid is an incredible feat of science, medicine, and cooperation. Decades of research and development have gone into the process, and without that research and prior knowledge it …

10 Antifascist Books to Help You Prepare for What’s Next

Comrades, Following the events of January 6th, we've been hearing a lot of folks talk about wanting to get involved in doing antifascist work. Solidarity Against Hate - Boston has a long history of and fairly single-issue focus on organizing popular mobilizations against fascist groups, which means our schedule is actually pretty clear for the …

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 …