The Ohio Budget

What is “The Budget”? Ohio’s government has four budgets it needs to allocate during each general assembly: Transportation, Capital Expenditures, the Bureau of Workers Compensation, and the operating budget. These four budgets added up divvy up approximately $128.3 billion of tax revenue and federal funds to every public agency, project, and investment in the state. […]

“It’s just not right”: Seniors Stand Up to Luxury Developer at ComFest

Courtyard Estates is a seniors-only mobile home park by Graceland Shopping Center in Clintonville.  These seniors did not plan on coming to ComFest this year, and with the unbelievable heat and humidity that’s gripped Columbus all month, there’s no doubt they would have preferred to stay home in the comfort of their AC. In fact, […]

Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Columbus

Have you heard the term Crisis Pregnancy Center before? They’re often called Pregnancy or Women’s Health “Resource Centers.” Crisis Pregnancy Centers, or CPCs, masquerade themselves as a helpful place to go if you’re pregnant or think you might be pregnant and want to talk to someone about your options. In reality, CPCs are fake clinics […]

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 […]