The East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) are democratically building a progressive movement for social change in local communities and politics.

50+ Messages / Page 1

East Bay DSA · [email protected]
October 7, 2021 at 6:10 PM

Newsletter: Solidarity isn't just a slogan

East Bay DSA Newsletter October 7, 2021 In the early stages of great struggles... something of this same burning wave of solidarity sweeps through vast categories of workers not directly in the fight. The dramatic struggles going on in their industry inspires them with a sense…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
September 23, 2021 at 5:17 PM

Newsletter: Keep your eyes on the real killer

East Bay DSA Newsletter September 23, 2021 Godzilla, pure motherfucking filler; to get your eyes off the real killer. Rage Against the Machine Comrades, There’s a class war going on and the frontline is everywhere. Capitalists have used the fragmentation and upheaval of …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
September 9, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Newsletter: Fighting for a better world

East Bay DSA Newsletter September 9, 2021 Isolated, we are but straws that any boss can bend to his will, but organised we are a mighty force that no one can break. Alexandra Kollontai Comrades, In this letter, we say goodbye to summer 2021. In fact, our chapter officially…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
August 26, 2021 at 7:27 PM

Newsletter: This Labor Day, labor marches on

East Bay DSA Newsletter August 26, 2021 In this is perhaps the outstanding paradox: we ourselves are imbued with urgency, yet the message of our society is that there is no viable alternative to the present. Beneath the reassuring tones of the politicians, beneath the common o…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
August 12, 2021 at 11:03 PM

Newsletter: How do we build class consciousness?

East Bay DSA Newsletter August 12, 2021 Solidarity is what we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing. Mother Jones Comrades, As…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 6:25 PM

Newsletter: Solidarity is forged in struggle

East Bay DSA Newsletter July 29, 2021 Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone's different needs. Terry Eagleton Comrades! While many of us hoped that the COVID-19 vaccine would bring an end to our year's long crisis, the Del…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 6:41 PM

For the many, not the few

East Bay DSA Newsletter July 15, 2021 As long as he owns your tools he owns your job, and if he owns your job he is the master of your fate. You are in no sense a free man. You are subject to his interest and to his will. He decides whether you shall work or not. Therefore, he…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
July 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM

Newsletter: Who feels the heat?

East Bay DSA Newsletter July 1, 2021 The key for us is to draw more and more people into pathways of thinking and pathways of action that go in the direction of questioning established authority and giving people a meaningful say about the realities and decisions affecting the…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
June 17, 2021 at 6:04 PM

Newsletter: Workers' struggle is worldwide

East Bay DSA Newsletter June 17, 2021 I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 5:01 PM

General Meeting: In-person social on June 13!

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Comrades, Our June General Meeting will be an in-person social! Join us June 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Snow Park in Oakland (at 19th and Harrison) for our first in-person chapter get-together in over a year. When: Sunday, June 13, 12:30 …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Newsletter: Dignity and freedom for all

East Bay DSA Newsletter June 3, 2021 The gay liberation movement helps demonstrate how deeply and destructively capitalist institutions interfere with people’s lives… History, and our own generation’s experience, have shown that human dignity, free from all prejudice, is not p…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 8:27 PM

East Bay DSA's 2021 Steering Committee and National Convention Delegates!

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Comrades, Thank you to everyone who made our 2021 Convention a big success! Now that our week of voting has concluded we’re excited to announce the results of our membership’s decision. At the convention, we adopted the following …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Newsletter: From the river to the sea...

East Bay DSA Newsletter May 20, 2021 Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. Paulo Freire Comrades, We are horrified and outraged by the ongoing violence and human rights abuse in Jerusa…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
May 6, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Newsletter: What we can do about it

East Bay DSA Newsletter East Bay DSA Newsletter May 6, 2021 Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher cons…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
May 3, 2021 at 3:01 AM

Announcing East Bay DSA's Local Convention Packet & Candidates

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend -- First, we want to wish all our members and supporters a happy May Day weekend! As we celebrate International Workers’ Day, we’re reminded of everything we as DSA are fighting for: a world free from exploitation, white …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
April 25, 2021 at 10:04 PM

Last call for Convention nominations!! ⏰

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend --   Our 2021 Chapter Convention is fast approaching and we need your help deciding the future of our organization. This year our chapter hit the streets in defense of Black Lives, supported a victorious strike at our p…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 3:23 AM

Newsletter: Mass action and solidarity

East Bay DSA Newsletter East Bay DSA Newsletter April 22, 2021 When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it. Frédéric Bastiat …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 5:02 PM

Newsletter: Be a part of something

East Bay DSA Newsletter April 8, 2021 What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior! W. E. B. DuBois Comrades, If you find yourselves with more ener…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 2:19 AM

🌹Save the Date for our Local Convention!🌹

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend -- It seems like each year, we see more people become disillusioned with the capitalist system and the theatre of our two-party system. The US government’s mishandling of COVID-19 laid bare the deep inequality separating the …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 5:02 PM

Newsletter: Our struggles are connected

East Bay DSA Newsletter March 25, 2021 Solidarity is what we want. We do not want to find fault with each other, but to solidify our forces and say to each other: We must be together; our masters are joined together and we must do the same thing. Mary Harris "Mother" Jones …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
February 25, 2021 at 7:02 PM

Newsletter: What's fair and how to fight for it

East Bay DSA Newsletter February 25, 2021 Some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism; we're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
February 11, 2021 at 6:26 PM

Newsletter: Solidarity and love

East Bay DSA Newsletter February 11, 2021 Solidarity among human beings can happen spontaneously, as in a flood or fire, or by design, through organizing. Jane McAlevey Comrades, By now, we know how isolation changes the experience of holidays, and few are so premised on c…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
January 28, 2021 at 6:18 PM

Newsletter: Organized and unafraid

East Bay DSA Newsletter January 28, 2021 The current, financialized form of capitalism is systematically consuming our capacities to sustain social bonds, like a tiger that eats its own tail. The result is a "crisis of care" that is every bit as serious and systemic as the cur…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
January 17, 2021 at 9:15 PM

Mobilize to Stop the War on Yemen

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Mobilize to Stop the War on Yemen Since 2015, a Saudi-led coalition has waged war on Yemen, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating the country. An estimated 60,000 civilians have died in airstrikes. By blockading the co…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
January 14, 2021 at 11:54 PM

Newsletter: Yes, this is who we are

East Bay DSA Newsletter January 14, 2021 Again we have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that Capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifice. The fact is that capitalism was built on the exploitation and suffering of black slaves a…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
January 7, 2021 at 11:07 PM

Force Them Out: East Bay DSA’s Statement on Right-Wing Violence and Cori Bush’s Resolution

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend, Yesterday, an organized and violent right-wing mob forcefully entered and occupied the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. as Congress prepared to certify the 2020 presidential election results. These Trump supporters, embol…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
December 31, 2020 at 8:32 PM

Newsletter: Look forward, not back

East Bay DSA Newsletter December 31, 2020 To me, the labor movement was never just a way of getting higher wages. What appealed to me was the spiritual side of a great cause that created fellowship. You wanted the girl or the man who worked beside you to be treated just as wel…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
December 17, 2020 at 8:05 PM

Newsletter: Start something new

East Bay DSA Newsletter December 17, 2020 If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively. Eleanor Roosevelt Comrades, Happy winter holidays from East Bay DSA. You may already be feeling, or at least hav…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
December 3, 2020 at 8:09 PM

Newsletter: The strength to seize the whole machine

East Bay DSA Newsletter December 3, 2020 Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction. No universal selfishness can bring social good to all. W.E.B. DuBois Comrades, We're nearing the end of a historic year. None of its acute crises nor its existential…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
November 19, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Newsletter: The fight is not over

East Bay DSA Newsletter November 19, 2020 Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Abraham Lincol…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
November 10, 2020 at 3:00 AM

East Bay DSA's Statement on the 2020 Election

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend, The 2020 Election cycle has drawn to an end and working-class, predominantly POC organizers have defeated Donald Trump in a narrow victory. Trump has come to be a figurehead of the austerity, racism, and climate change denia…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
November 6, 2020 at 12:34 AM

Newsletter: Time for something new

East Bay DSA Newsletter November 5, 2020 In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the people. Eugene Debs Comrades, With ballots still being counted…
EBDSA Electoral Committee · [email protected]
November 2, 2020 at 6:01 PM

Election night LIVE with East Bay DSA

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend -- Election night is almost here! Join us on Nov. 3 from 7:30–9 p.m. to celebrate our hard work from these past few months. Laugh, cry, and commiserate with comrades as we watch the election results come in. Whatever the resu…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
October 29, 2020 at 9:46 PM

Are You Ready for November 4th? Mass Rally to Count Every Vote

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Dear Friend, It’s clear that the system we live in is nothing like the democracy we want to build. Working people deserve control of the things that matter most, including our workplaces, the economy, and our political system, regar…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 6:57 PM

Donate to Win Prop 15 & Tax the Rich!

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend -- The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the massive economic inequality in the US. The working class, particularly in communities of color, has faced unprecedented levels of unemployment and evictions. Meanwhile, in Calif…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
October 22, 2020 at 9:57 PM

Newsletter: Standing up for democracy

East Bay DSA Newsletter October 21, 2020 So when they say we're a threat, they're right. We're a threat to a damaging and failed system that's rigged for the few. Jeremy Corbyn Comrades, When the working class unites and fights, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. This we…
EBDSA Electoral Committee · [email protected]
October 21, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Take action with East Bay DSA to get out the vote

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend, November 3rd is just two weeks away. With so much on the line, there’s no better time for action! Will you join us? Join East Bay DSA for a virtual meeting on Saturday, October 24th from 4-5:30 p.m. to get involved with our …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 9:12 PM

Newsletter: Health over Wealth

East Bay DSA Newsletter October 8, 2020 The first wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson Comrades, How did Donald Trump get COVID-19? We haven't seen the complete results of contract tracing from the White House, and it sounds like we probably won't. But our amateur hypothe…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
October 6, 2020 at 5:21 AM

Healthcare Strike Starting 10/7 ~ Show Your Solidarity!

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Over 3,500 public healthcare workers are set to begin a five-day strike on Wed., Oct. 7. DSA will be on picket lines at 8 public hospitals and clinics, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with these brave workers who are putting it all o…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
September 24, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Newsletter: Changing of the season

East Bay DSA Newsletter September 24, 2020 Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. Martin Luther King, Jr. Comrades, Are you feeling the change in the seasons? Maybe it’s hard to say. It's not as if the high temperatur…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
September 10, 2020 at 7:21 PM

Newsletter: Be a part of fixing this world

East Bay DSA Newsletter September 10, 2020 Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism. Martin Luther King, Jr. Comrades, We won't mak…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
August 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM

🌹Defund the Police & House Our Neighbors🏡! Carroll Fife for City Council Fundraiser and Phonebanks

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend -- Even here in one of the wealthiest urban areas in the richest country on earth, thousands of Oaklanders have no homes, no access to healthcare, and are subject to daily harassment by a racist police system. Our city is seg…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
August 27, 2020 at 8:11 PM

Newsletter: Conventions

East Bay DSA Newsletter August 27, 2020 Solidarity is not a matter of sentiment but a fact, cold and impassive as the granite foundations of a skyscraper. If the basic elements, identity of interest, clarity of vision, honesty of intent, and oneness of purpose, or any of these…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
August 13, 2020 at 6:20 PM

Newsletter: You're needed right now

East Bay DSA Newsletter August 13, 2020 I understand that, well, I broke the law… But I would do it again. Like I said, if you send me back, I'll return to my family. Javier Flores, quoted in Dissent Comrades, We're sure you've already heard the exciting electoral news; i…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 5:59 PM

Newsletter: Imagine a better future

East Bay DSA Newsletter July 30, 2020 Isolated, we are but straws that any boss can bend to his will, but organised we are a mighty force that no one can break. Alexandra Kollontai Comrades, this week marks two months since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
July 16, 2020 at 5:02 PM

Newsletter: We can't compromise!

East Bay DSA Newsletter July 16, 2020 The issue is Socialism versus Capitalism. I am for Socialism because I am for humanity. We have been cursed with the reign of gold long enough. Money constitutes no proper basis of civilization. The time has come to regenerate society — we…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
July 12, 2020 at 6:57 PM

Live Stream our July General Meeting TODAY!

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Friend -- East Bay DSA will be hosting its July General Meeting TODAY from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. This meeting will be our first voting General Meeting via Zoom, where we’ll be voting on four endorsements for the November General Election.…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
July 2, 2020 at 7:27 PM

Newsletter: A surging movement will make it happen

East Bay DSA Newsletter July 2, 2020 [T]he emancipation of society from private property, etc., from servitude, is expressed in the political form of the emancipation of the workers; not that their emancipation alone is at stake, but because the emancipation of the workers con…
East Bay DSA · [email protected]a.org
June 29, 2020 at 4:47 AM

Breaking Update on #DefundOPD. Last Chance to Take Action!

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Dear Friend, We have big news! Due to public pressure, Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan announced she’ll introduce a motion to reconsider the budget amendments at the city council meeting this Tuesday, June 30th!  This …
East Bay DSA · [email protected]
June 27, 2020 at 4:56 PM

Oakland City Council Must Be Held Accountable #DefundOPD

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Dear comrades, This past Tuesday, a group of Oakland Councilmembers, calling themselves the "Equity Caucus," undemocratically rushed a vote on the 2021 budget. Though they claim to have defunded the police by $12 million dollars, th…