Following the labor of love and principled example from chapter secretary Jason R. in reviewing CT DSA’s organizing in 2021, it is my honor to reflect on our efforts this past year in building democratic socialism and working class power in Connecticut.
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Artist Interview: lionheART
A brief interview with Bridgeport-based art collective lionheART. by Mairead McElroy 1) What is lionheART and how did it get started? lionheART Bridgeport is an art space in memory of grandparents Bonnie and Richard Bieder. lionheART holds monthly gallery openings, offers weekly painting sessions, and has an arts and social justice library. 2) What’s thatContinue reading “Artist Interview: lionheART”
Landing On Our Feet: a CT DSA Year in Review
A retrospective on the 2021 efforts of DSA in Connecticut.
Hitting the Bricks: Thoughts From a New Canvasser
One socialist’s impressions on canvassing and the ongoing challenges facing renters in Connecticut.
Tenant Organizing and the Path to Power: A Personal Reflection on Socialist Organizing in 2021
Building a socialist mass movement depends on understanding our theory of change and critically reflecting on our successes and failures in its pursuit. With this in mind, we reflect on the 2021 tenet union building efforts in Central CT.
Private Developer Seeks to Further Gentrify New Britain
A luxury apartment building is in the works in downtown New Britain. Local government and media present this as a good thing that will improve the community, but the fact is this is just further gentrification of a city home to many poor people.
CT First in Country to Pass Baby Bond Program
In July 2021, Connecticut became the first state in the country to pass a statewide baby bond program. It has many strings attached but is ultimately a step forward.
CT Media Deliberately Ignoring Palestine
Connecticut media outlets ignored widespread demonstrations for ending the apartheid of the Palestinian people. This was due in no small part to Connecticut’s arms industries and the lucrative contracts they have with the state of Israel.
Will the Opioid Settlement Money be Hijacked Just Like the Tobacco Settlement Dollars?
The state of Connecticut is going to receive $300 million to help combat opioid addiction as part of a national $26 billion settlement with opioid manufacturers. Can our representatives be trusted to use that money for what it’s intended?
Socialist Horoscopes: Your Advice For This Libra Season
The symbol associated with Libra is the scales, which represent justice, balance, and fairness. As leftists, these things are important to us and what we believe in, which makes this season perfect for the work we do. By Princess Patoine Aries – Don’t doubt yourself, Aries. With some practice, you will soon be able toContinue reading “Socialist Horoscopes: Your Advice For This Libra Season”