Category: Guest Posts

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]