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Organizations Call on Land Bank to Commit to Affordable Housing

Public land should be used for the public good. On January 25th, 2024, five local organizations sent a letter to the Columbus Land Bank making this demand and asking it to commit to reserving all its properties suitable for residential development for projects that are 100% and permanently affordable. The Columbus Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America authored that letter because we believe a just future depends on our public institutions committing to bold action in order to provide housing for all.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

DSA Columbus’ Founding

Editors Note: We’ll be running periodic articles on the history of DSA and the left in Columbus. Columbus State Community College (CSCC) hired me in the fall of 1987. Dean David Hockenberry later told me he had thought there should be at least one leftist on the faculty. My dissertation was called “The Idea of […]

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