Saturday, August 12
America Has a Long and Storied Socialist Tradition. DSA Is Reviving It.
"When a thousand socialists from across the United States gathered in Chicago over the weekend for the biennial convention of Democratic Socialists of America, DSA National Director Maria Svart declared, 'What we’re seeing today is historic: the largest gathering of democratic socialists in an era.' Since the 2016 election, Svart is delighted to report, 'tens of thousands of democratic socialists have come together to build a future for this country in which everyone has the right to a decent job, a good home, a free college education for their children, and health care for their family. For years, we’ve been sold hope and promised change by Wall Street politicians—now we’re taking matters into our own hands.' DSA got a big boost from the surge of interest in democratic socialism that grew from the Sanders campaign. ..."