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Agitating for Liberation: CT DSA’s Palestine Political Education Series

Agitating for Liberation: CT DSA’s Palestine Political Education Series

Tens of millions across the globe have stood up in opposition to the Israeli genocide against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and the broader settler-colonial occupation and apartheid regime managed by the Israeli state across the historic lands of Palestine. As we write today, Israel is intent on completing a genocidal expulsion of Palestinians from Gaza. It appears that no one is safe from Israeli bloodlust. Indeed, as if to prove the point, on April 1, Israeli occupation forces murdered with impunity seven aid workers of the World Central Kitchen traveling in three clearly-marked vehicles. These killings added to the over 40,000 martyred Palestinians and hundreds of other slain humanitarian aid workers. An end to Zionism is the only viable political solution.

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The Communist Horizon of Social Housing

The Communist Horizon of Social Housing

The term “social housing” has gained traction on the US Left today. Prominent political currents in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) have become more comfortable using the term to gesture vaguely at some more just allocation of housing than what currently exists. For example, DSA’s “Building for Power” (B4P) campaign encourages DSA chapters to “…work with tenants and/or tenant unions as well as building trades unions to retrofit social or other tenant housing,” operating under the assumption that social housing is an existing thing that can be improved upon.

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CT DSA statement in solidarity with Beinecke Protest at Yale

CT DSA statement in solidarity with Beinecke Protest at Yale

Connecticut DSA (CTDSA) condemns the arrest on Monday morning, 4/22/2024, of over 40 protesters by the Yale Police Department (YPD) and New Haven Police Department (NHPD) at Yale University’s Gaza solidarity camp in Beinecke Plaza. We stand in solidarity with those who were arrested and all students calling for Yale to divest from apartheid Israel and its genocidal actions in occupied Palestine. We celebrate the efforts and leadership of student organizers, including National Students for Justice in Palestine, SJP chapters and other Palestine solidarity formations, Yale YDSA, and National YDSA in the growing wave of college occupations.

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Vote Uncommitted CT

Vote Uncommitted CT

Connecticut voters like you can demonstrate your unequivocal solidarity with Palestine by pledging to vote ‘Uncommitted’ so long as President Biden continues to fund the genocide in Palestine! On April 2nd, Connecticut voters have the opportunity to send a message to the Democratic Party and President Biden that we will not remain silent while he aids and abets Israel’s genocide of the Palestinian people.

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CT DSA Endorses Laurie Sweet and Abdul Osmanu in Democratic Primary for Hamden Legislative Council

CT DSA Endorses Laurie Sweet and Abdul Osmanu in Democratic Primary for Hamden Legislative Council

CT DSA is proud to endorse Abdul Osmanu and Laurie Sweet for Hamden Legislative Council in the upcoming Democratic primary!
As incumbent legislative council members, Laurie and Abdul have worked tirelessly to represent tenants and working people. CT DSA endorsed Abdul’s candidacy in 2021 as part of the JAM slate for Council and Board of Education. Elected in the same year, Laurie joined DSA through her work with us while on the council, and has become a valued member of our chapter.
Although their colleague and our comrade Justin Farmer will be retiring from the council this year, we want to send them back to build on their work transforming Hamden in to a base of working class and tenant power.
Stay tuned for canvassing dates as we gear up for the September 12th primary!

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