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 …

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 …

The Case for Ecosocialism: Polluting Plutocracy vs. Prosperity

- Gracie Brett A near total consensus has been reached amongst scientists: climate change threatens life on Earth, and it is caused by human actions (FitzRoy & Papyrakis, 2010). Essentially, the release of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere traps heat, thus warming the planet. The implications of this are myriad and devastating. Sea levels …

Insights on Tenant Organizing from Stonybrook Village: A Conversation with Boston DSA Housing WG Comrades

Boston DSA housing working group comrades, along with City Life/Vida Urbana folks, have been actively canvassing residents of Stonybrook Village in Hyde Park since last August. After close to a year of hard work, the Stonybrook Tenants Union held a public rally against the abusive management on June 2, drawing over a hundred people. PEWG …

Delinking Innovation and Access: Decommodification of Lifesaving Medicines

by Karry M and Chris Noble  It’s 2019. We’re living in the age of peak medical innovation yet people are dying of curable diseases because of profit mongering and the unquenchable greed of capitalists and the resulting medical industrial complex. Graduate students committed to the quest for medical innovation, often inspired by family members and …

A Socialist Approach to Mental Health and Well-being: Medicare for All and Beyond

by Andy Hyatt While the state of the healthcare system in the United States is poor all around, our mental health system is its own particular brand of horrible. Even in a city like Boston, a supposed healthcare mecca where we have more therapists and psychiatrists per capita than almost anywhere in the country, it …