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Welcome to DSCO (Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio).  This is the Columbus and vicinity chapter of the national organization, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Please see our Welcoming and Introduction in About us

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12 Myths about Democratic Socialism  The Democratic Socialists of Central Ohio

Date last edited:  January 02, 2005

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"We have never interfered in the in the internal government of a country and have no intention of doing so, never have had any thought of that kind."

--Ronald Reagan 9-28-82

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The Medium and the Message - See STORY.
Torture and abuse: A pattern and practice of the U.S. military   By Bob Fitrakis
Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it's gonna happen? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?" George W. Bush's mother, Barbara, on ABC/Good Morning America, March 18, 2003  

How your Senator voted on the Iraq War Resolution

How your House of Representatives member voted on Iraq War
FTAA Protest in Miami - Story,  Pictures and Links - by local activist who was there. 
FTAA - No Way!  To the tune of YMCA -lyrics included! Click here

What did Bush know about the danger of a terrorist attack leading up to 9/11 and when did he know it? Click here:

Pictures and story about the Immigrant Worker's Freedom  ride to Columbus and  IWFR events in Columbus!       

"The best way to get the news is from objective sources...and the most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."
--- President George W. Bush 

We are Democratic Socialists because: From the Chicago DSA web

"Privatizing America"

The Bush "Family" and the Nazis A Timeline of CIA Atrocities

What developers contribute to Columbus Politics (and related links and info)

The Truth will Emerge    
- Senator Robert Byrd
Chomsky Interview
U.S. World's Leading Jailer The Uncompromising Liberal Media Stop Media Monopoly
DSCO member receives The Golden Heart Award award for work helping those in need. Clear Channel - The Death of Local News 2003 DSA Convention Report

Who pays highest taxes? Rich or Poor?  Local and State:           Federal:

The Myth of the Spat-Upon Veteran US troops anguish at mass killing

Howard Zinn - An Occupied Country

Halliburton Handed No-Bid Iraqi Oil Firefighting Contract Free Maps of the World for Reference  
The writings of William Blum - Author of Rogue State and Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions 
Selected writings of Killing Hope (from the bottom of page scroll up and click on chapter you want)
Selected writing of Killing Hope, chapter 37-Guatemala 1962 to 1980's "Final Solution"
Barbara Ehrenreich called
"the Antichrist of North Carolina"
Contact News Organizations - tell them you want unfiltered, unbiased news
DSCO member local Peace Rally organizer (go to)  Anti--War Links US invades Antarctica! - Cartoon

Stealing Money From Kids      
By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

Also by Mokhiber and Weissman:  Corporations, War, You


And:  Corporateering By Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman Corporateering: When corporations exceed their traditional role in a marketplace to dominate the cultural sphere and compromise individuals' rights, freedoms and power, and the democratic systems that protect them. The act implies corporations vying with a democratic people for sovereignty over their society and societal rights by redefining the basic rules of society, law and ethical customs to the detriment of individuals.

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“I helped make Mexico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.”  In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism."

--Maj. General Smedley Butler, USMC


"The illegal we can do right now; the unconstitutional will take a little longer."
                                               ---Henry Kissinger 


Years ago I recognized my kinship with all living things, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on the earth. I said then and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. -- Eugene V. Debs


"The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate. "

Noam Chomsky

"Those in power are blind devotees to private enterprise. They accept that degree of socialism implicit in the vast subsidies to the military-industrial-complex, but not that type of socialism which maintains public projects for the disemployed and the unemployed alike."

William O. Douglas, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1969

"Our upside down welfare state is "socialism for the rich, free enterprise for the poor." The great welfare scandal of the age concerns the dole we give rich people."

William O. Douglas, former U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1969


We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know." -Donald Rumsfeld


"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.  This world in arms is not spending money alone.  It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children."

President Dwight D. Eisenhower
April 16, 1953


"Have you noticed how the Republicans and Democrats try to copy each other at their conventions?  Like at the Democratic convention John Kerry's daughter told a story about how he once gave CPR to her hamster. At the Republican convention the Bush girls are going to tell a story about how when their hamster was bad, their dad built them a little electric chair." —Jay Leno

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Weekly Anti-War Vigils
Every Sunday, 5-6 PM:  War Without End? Not In Our Name!
Demonstrate against Bush's Endless War!  Demonstration from 5-5:30 PM following by meeting at Brennen’s (across the street) to plan for future events including December 10th and January 19th.  Location: 15th Ave. and High St., Columbus, OH Contact: Mark Stansbery at 614-252-9255.


Every Friday from 5:30-6:30 PM.  Columbus Women in Black.  Weekly vigil to protest the Occupation of Palestine and other acts of violence.  WIB stand for “Ending the Vicious Cycle of Violence in our World.”  All men and women who want to stand up for nonviolence are welcome.  Fridays from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at 15th and High. Please note the time change!  More Information:            

The Socialist International

Guardian Unlimited

Real News from UK

Notable Quotes


Tax Abatements, etc., INCORPORATED 
The Iraq War, Continued
Drug Prescription petition  A letter to DSCO Chair
Website for young progressives: Left Hook

The Elite Consensus: When Corporations Wield the Constitution

Why Americans Still Don't Vote: And Why Politicians Want It That Way
by Frances Fox Piven

The Velvet Coup
The Constitution, the Supreme Court and the Decline of American Democracy

Capitalist Punishment

The Progressive
A Comic Apology
by M. Shahid Alam
Living Wage
Foodshed Project:
The uproar over Nader


An Interview with Daniel Lazare  
Author of 
The Frozen Republic (includes criticism of Green Party platform)
Contact Elected Officials
A Democratic Socialist Perspective on Marx
Rosa Luxemburg (Go to)
The Columbus Free Press
Speaking Truth To Power
An alternative voice to the corporate controlled press
Bush's best friends
Eugene Debs
About us
Columbus Progressive Alliance Newsletter: 
Local Campaign Finance Initiative
Who controls the media?     (go to report)

Also See: Media Ownership

Who has more rights? People or Corporations?
Jobs with Justice
Socialist Literature
The Mangled
Archived Articles from members
No War with Iraq!       
Bush and Cheney: Weapons of Mass Distortion!
What is Democratic Socialism?
The Leftie
Free Press Editor

After runs for School Board and City Council, Bob remains defiant 

Contact us:
DSCO Co-Chairs:

Simone Morgen:

Reg Dyck:

Comprehensive study finds tax incentives for established companies do not create, and likely actually REDUCE jobs!!!
Brennan Center for Justice

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