John Wallace

Socialist Anti-Racism Now and in the Past

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is an Anti-Racist organization. As we know, racism is a major challenge for our society and thus a concern for DSA. Some have called racism “America’s original sin.” Our chapter, Columbus DSA, seeks to challenge racism and realizes we need to increase our racial diversity. We begin with awareness […]

Columbus DSA’s Brake Light Clinic Fundraiser for March 2019

Inspired by the success of last year’s Brake Light Clinic fundraiser show, Columbus DSA held another benefit concert on Saturday March 30th at Ace of Cups to raise money for the six Brake Light Clinics we have planned for 2019. The show was an absolute blast and we were able to raise over $2700 (including […]

Autism and Ecosocialism

April is celebrated as Autism Acceptance Month. You may notice the use of “acceptance,” not “awareness;” this is intentional because Autism Acceptance Month was created by autistic people in reaction to the harm and oppression we face from mainstream autism groups, most notably Autism Speaks. Autism self-advocacy and the neurodiversity paradigm have been gaining recognition […]

Ecosocialism Night School

Feeling climate dread about being climate dead? Our current historical moment is largely defined by globalized neoliberal capitalism and resultant planetary ecological crisis which makes for a scary time to be alive. After decades of failed UNCCC accords and faux market solutions, people are starting to make bold demands and take direct action, be it […]

January Socialist Night School Recap

On October 28, 2019, the fascist Jair Bolsonaro was elected President of Brazil. Bolsonaro and his supporters have incited attacks on the LGBT community, university professors, leftists, indigenous populations, and others who don’t cohere with their definition of a reactionary ethnostate. Descent into fascist barbarism can be thwarted only if the proletariat is successful in […]

Tenants’ Rights Working Group Work in Whitehall

Tenants’ Rights Working Group-View from the Ground in Whitehall Columbus DSA’s Tenants’ Rights Working Group has been working with the residents of a property in the City of Whitehall, where there have been consistent issues between landlord and tenants. Our knowledge of these issues has come directly from tenants. The following is a select accumulation […]

Dayton/Miami Valley DSA and the WSU Strike

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post generously contributed by one of our comrades in the Dayton/Miami Valley DSA about the faculty strike at Wright State University. On January 22nd, negotiations between faculty members of Wright State University and the administration officially came to an end. After more than two years of failed attempts […]

Hannah Holleman’s Dust Bowls of Empire, and Thoughts on the Green New Deal

The amount of support and energy that the Green New Deal has created in the past month and a half probably took some of the activists pushing for it by surprise. Evoking Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal isn’t just a way to harken back to a more progressive Democratic Party; the New Deal had to tackle […]