Thank you for visiting our website. We are the Columbus, Ohio chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.   As a political activist group, our efforts involve many movements and ideas to progressively evolve the world into a more equitable society. 

We are affiliated with Democratic Socialists of America.

 

Thursday, March 12, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio (DSCO) meeting.   Special Program:  The CWA Campaign to Stop the Trans Pacific Partnership and Fast Track Authority.  CWA organizer, Tom Lee will explain the problems with the TPP and the Communications Workers of America campaign.  Simone Morgen will discuss the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  These agreements are designed put control of the global economy directly in the hands of the multinational corporations.  Find out why these trade agreements adversely impact jobs, immigration, the environment, and local control of government.   There will be time for Q&A.  More information at www.stopthetpp.org.  Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building.  For more information, please contact smorgen@juno.com

 

As a preview to the March meeting, these might be interesting viewing for people - statements from 8 senators about problems with the TPP, focusing in many cases on the ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) problem.

 

Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-OR 

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529459/sen-merkley-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Sen. Ed Markey, D-MA  

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529460/sen-markey-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA 

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529461/sen-warren-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Sen. Bob Casey, D-PA  

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529462/sen-casey-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI 

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529463/sen-baldwin-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT 

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529464/sen-sanders-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI 

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529466/sen-whitehouse-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH 

http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4529468/sen-brown-speaks-us-trade-policy 

 

Source:  The Citizens Trade Campaign

For more information and/or to sign up for the CTC Digest:  http://www.citizenstrade.org

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 PM.  Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio (DCSO) Meeting.  Open business meeting and discussion of the national DSA strategy document.  (This will be made available before the meeting.) Location:  Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100.  Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building.  For more information, please contact smorgen@juno.com

 

 

 

For a Feminist Socialism by Simone Morgen

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Why a Feminist Socialism?  Why, indeed?  Isn't Rosa Luxemburg a social icon?  Don't socialism's core values of equal treatment of all persons, without prejudice or disparate treatment, address feminist concerns? 

From:  Democratic Left, Winter 2013.  Read the article!

http://www.dsausa.org/for_a_feminist_socialism

 

Socialist Readings

:http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/dsausa/pages/836/attachments/original/1378412677/DSA_Readings_Section_Two_What_is_the_Goal_of_Socialist_Organizing_Today.pdf?1378412677

Demand Everything.  Lesson of the Transformative Organizing Model

Action will be Taken.  Left Anti-intellectualism and its Discontents.

 

50th Anniversary of Michael Harrington's "The Other America" at Progress Ohio.  Watch the Complete Program!  Panelists: Keith Kilty, Bob Fitrakis, Fadhel Kaboub, Kevin Boyle, Linda Cook, and Lisa Hamler-Fugitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presentation by Bill Barclay, DSA member and member of the Chicago Political Economy Group (www.cpegonline.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Democratic Socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democratically—to meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives.