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 …

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 …