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, October 13, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 PM.
Special Program: Bob Studzinski will present a program with slides from his extensive travels in Guatemala : “Mayan Rites and the Struggle for Mayan Rights.” Location: Northwood Building, 2231 N. High St., room 100. Parking available in “R” spaces behind the building. For more information, contact email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/events/291515134574610/.
DSCO Social Meeting:
September 30, 2016, 7:00 PM. Triple D's
at La Patrona: DSCO, Drinks, and Discussion.
The September Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio social meeting will be held at La Patrona restaurant located at 2977 N. High Street. https://www.facebook.com/events/379379298853189/
Columbus Jacobin Reading Group
Please join us Tuesday, September 20 at 6PM for the Columbus Jacobin Reading group. We are going to be working through The ABC's of Socialism, at this meeting we will discuss the idea that any public project is a socialist project. Where: Columbus Metropolitan Library - Whetstone Branch, 3909 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214
Readings: We're reading the second article "But at Least Capitalism is Free and Democratic Right?" https://s3.jacobinmag.com/issues/jacobin-abcs.pdf?mc_cid=5987946f27&mc_eid=131b12e512
"In The Name of Love" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/in-the-name-of-love/
"Social Democracy's Incomplete Legacy" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2013/11/an-incomplete-legacy/
August Movie Night
There will be no meeting on August 11th. Instead we will have a movie social night on Friday, August 19th beginning at 7PM at the home of Carolyn Carter.. The movie, Salt of the Earth, will be shown at 8PM.
When: Friday, August 19th
Where: 5995 Sedgwick Rd., Columbus, OH 43235
Time: 7PM. Movie showing will begin at 8PM
Facebook Page Event located at https://www.facebook.com/Democratic-Socialists-of-Central-Ohio-1682708101986360/
The People's Summit:
DSA is a sponsor of the People’s Summit July 17-19 in Chicago and is encouraging members to attend. Deadline for holding a hotel registration through DSA is May 18, but you can still register for the conference after this date. Here’s the link to information on the Summit - www.dsausa.org/peoplessummit. This page also has information about new member calls that might be of interest.
Food for Thought:
The American socialist Eugene Debs -- who ran five times for president as a candidate of the Socialist Party (SP) -- said in 1905:
“Too long have the workers of the world waited for some Moses to lead them out of bondage. He has not come; he never will come. I would not lead you out if I could; for if you could be led out, you could be led back again.”
Workers have to lead themselves, Debs argued -- and not only at election time every two, four or six years, but in the everyday struggles against the powers that be:
“I would have you make up your minds that there is nothing that you cannot do for yourselves. You do not need the capitalist. He could not exist an instant without you. You would just begin to live without him. You do everything and he has everything; and some of you imagine that if it were not for him, you would have no work. As a matter of fact, he does not employ you at all; you employ him to take from you what you produce, and he faithfully sticks to his task. If you can stand it, he can: and if you don't change this relation, I am sure he won't. You make the automobile, he rides in it. If it were not for you, he would walk; and if it were not for him, you would ride.”
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What is Democratic Socialism?
Watch the recent interview of Maria Svart, DSA National Director, on CSPAN here:
Here's another segment with David Duhalde, the deputy director, also John Nichols and Bhaskar Sundara, the editor of Jacobin:
Congratulations DSCO member Mike Smalz
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