Columbus DSA Statement on Police Unions

The last eight days witnessed the single greatest national explosion of popular unrest since the summer of 1968. Hundreds of thousands of protesters of all races and generations gathered around the world to demand justice for the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May and to demand an end to police brutality and […]

Housing Committee Statement on Rent Strikes

On April 1st tens of thousands of tenants, their incomes decimated by the pandemic, woke up without the means to pay their rent. Many more faced a choice between food, medical bills, utilities, or paying rent.  Anticipating this moment, nationwide petitions, Facebook pages, and other online groups have formed calling for rent strikes. A rent […]

How Much Say Do We Really Have in Local Democracy? Columbus City Council and the FCDP

Watching the Columbus City Council 2019 election unfold was an eye-opening experience.  While campaigning for Liliana Rivera Baiman, I knocked on hundreds of doors throughout the city. I spoke with countless working-class families and heard similar stories over and over. People felt ignored by the current local government. Instead of worrying about people who are […]

Conversation for Comrades: A Few Pointers on Having a Strong, Socialist Discussion

These tips will help you when talking with family, a stranger on a canvass, and with other leftists. Avoid fighting people when you want to fight ideas. Sometimes you have to step away from a conflict without winning, even when you’re right, and that’s okay. Avoid negativity. Someone’s politics may not be as developed as […]

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, […]

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