Labor 101: Building and Organizing Worker Power

Most of us in the United States’ capitalist society work for someone else — our “employer.” Employers run on two main principles: profit maximization and cost minimization. These principles have a direct and immediate impact on workers’ lives. Under capitalism, we as workers surrender our autonomy to our bosses by providing our labor and adhering to workplace […]

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 […]

The Anti-Human Flaw in the Central Core of Capitalism

The capitalist market has produced some good fruit for some human beings and much bad fruit for the much of the world’s population across history. There is a deeper problem than this fruit. It is the way at its center it is based on a principle that hides human responsibility in the functioning of economics. […]

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 […]