A People of Color’s History of DSA, Part 1: Socialism, Race, and the Formation of DSA by David Roddy & Alyssa De La Rosa (Sacramento DSA)

One of the most serious and divisive issues facing DSA since its membership explosion is how socialists should approach the issue of race and racism. Numerous pages of online left-wing periodicals, Medium posts, and Facebook threads have poured over the issue, with political positions varying widely from accepting the liberal framework of class and race as separate issues or the old “class struggle first” tendency of leftists to sideline anti-racist struggles. What most of the articles fail to articulate, however, is that DSA did not form after Trump was elected. In fact, this debate has raged within the organization since its founding in 1982.

Source: A People of Color’s History of DSA, Part 1: Socialism, Race, and the Formation of DSA

Washington D.C.’s “Witness Trees”: Silent Sentinels of Storied Landscapes – National Mall and Memorial Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

As the spring blossoms appear, including the Kwanzan cherry trees, gifts of the Japanese government, planted along the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial (and on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle!), this article is a in important reminder that politics has always had an ecological context.

Source: Silent Sentinels of Storied Landscapes – National Mall and Memorial Parks (U.S. National Park Service)

POLICE VIOLENCE ALERT:  Person With No Reported History of Seizures Said to Be on Ventilator, Following Alleged Seizure Upon Arrest (South Seattle Emerald)

by Carolyn Bick A young man is on a ventilator at Harborview Medical Center, following his arrest for alleged property damage outside the East Precinct, during a protest in support of voting rights…

Source: Person With No Reported History of Seizures Said to Be on Ventilator, Following Alleged Seizure Upon Arrest

Build the Vote – A voting experience by Rock the Vote

Build the Vote is a voting experience in Minecraft for the 2020 U.S. election. Visit the server to learn about the electoral process, vote on issues being debated across the country, and let your voice be heard.

Source: Build the Vote – A voting experience by Rock the Vote

 

My comment:  Hopefully in the next election cycle we can put some of the energy that has collectively gone into “getting out the vote” this year into structural reforms that will actually bring our country’s voting process into the 21st century technologically and ethically.