The Power to Remake Our Cities: An Interview with Samuel Stein

PEWG Blog is excited to present a conversation between Adam H from Boston DSA Housing Working Group and Samuel Stein, author of "Capital City" (2019, Verso) on the real estate state & capital, gentrification and the housing crisis, tenant organizing, equitable housing and the Green New Deal, and more! Check it out below (the interview …

Boston DSA Statement on the Events Surrounding the Straight Pride Parade

by the Direct Action, De-escalation, and Security Committee of Boston DSA (DADS) On Saturday, August 31st, around 100 far-right activists marched through downtown Boston, flanked by hundreds of police, carrying a message of hatred and division.  Their “Straight Pride Parade,” a clear act of intimidation against the LGBTQ+ community, was organized by activists with well-documented …

Unafraid Educators in Boston Build Sanctuary Schools from the Ground Up

PEWG Blog recently had the chance to interview Unafraid Educators, a dedicated group within the Boston Teachers Union who actively organize to build Sanctuary schools from the bottom-up, on their origin, work, immigrant rights organizing and how to help undocumented students within the public school system. PEWG Blog: What led to the formation of Unafraid …

Reflections on the First National Gathering of DSA Elected Officials

- Ben Ewen-Campen, Somerville City Councilor According to DSA, there are now nearly 100 members holding elected office across the country. Over the weekend of August 3rd and 4th, 28 of us gathered in Atlanta as part of DSA’s National Convention. I was elected to the Somerville City Council in 2017 (with the support and endorsement …

Boston Police Captain John Danilecki: A Clear and Present Danger to Boston

- Chris S.  In numerous videos of the Straight Pride Parade counter-protest march held in Boston on Saturday, Aug 31, there was one figure who stood out. A Captain in the Boston Police Department (BPD) — and the only BPD officer wearing a black vest covering his badge — this officer seemed to be routinely on the front lines …

How to Walk Out

- Maddie H. One of the most important tools anyone can use to resist injustice is economic pressure. Whether it’s externally boycotting or internally refusing to provide your labor, economic pressure can be an extremely effective form of resistance, which is why corporations are particularly desperate to stop people from using that power. As one …