Save the date!

Chicago DSA’s workshop, “Introduction to Democratic Socialism,” will come to south suburban Homewood on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The workshop starts at 1:30 p.m. at Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway.

New DSA members, young people and anyone interested in a fair and prosperous society are encouraged to attend.

Homewood Public Library is easily accessible by the Metra Electric passenger rail line.

For directions and more information, contact Bob Reilly at


DSA in the News

compiled by Bob Roman

Sydney Robinson explains the growth of DSA at The Ring of Fire Network. The rapid growth of DSA is used as part of an argument by Joe Allen at Jacobin. Tom Hesse featured the growth of YDS on campus at The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle’s report was noted elsewhere, including at The American Interest. What’s driving the growth of DSA? DSA’s David Duhalde was a guest on KCRW‘s “Press Play with Madeleine Brand” to discuss the matter. DSA’s Jason Schulman was interviewed about U.S. politics, including DSA’s growth, at Workers’ Liberty. The growth of DSA was a topic in an interview by Daniel Denvir of DSA’s Maria Svart and Sean Monahan at Jacobin Radio’s The Dig. Oh, yeah? DSA as an answer to Trump, according to Noah Berlatsky’s interview with Sam Pritchard at Splice Today. Jared Aponte used Trevor Hill and DSA to argue millenials do not like capitalism at The Greyhound. Jessica Yarvin used DSA, among others, to examine our “socialist moment” at PBS News Hour. And William Guebhardt mentioned DSA in reviewing the mainstream U.S. left at Contrepoints. Ben Kew provided his own gloss at Kyle Chayka mentioned DSA in passing in assessing the rise of the hard left at The Ringer. Bessam Idani mentioned DSA in an essay about the growth of the left in general at WHYY’s NewsWorks, likewise a mention in a similar editorial at Viewpoint Magazine. Andrea Levy interviewed Bhaskar Sunkara about the state of U.S. politics at Canadian Dimension and DSA got a mention. Peter Rugh combined DSA, local Brooklyn politics and national trends at The Indypendent.

Joe Allen managed to mention DSA’s growth in connection with organizing in the logistics industry at Jacobin. DSA’s growth got mentioned in Juliet Kleber’s interview of Michael Kazin regarding his book documenting the World War I anti-war movement at New Republic. DSA’s growth was mentioned by Daniel Clarkson Fisher in exploring a “people’s Buddhism” at Political Animal Magazine.

At CNN, Gregory Krieg notes that the proposed TrumpCare is provoking calls for “single-payer” health insurance, quoting DSA Deputy Director David Duhalde. Roqayah Chamseddine reports on opposition to TrumpCare and agitation for a national health insurance, mentioning DSA in both contexts, at Shadowproof. “Single-payer” national health insurance is proving to be the popular alternative to Trumpcare, according to Eoin Higgins at attn:, and he gives DSA prominent mention. Sarah Jones also offers “single-payer” as an alternative, mentioning DSA’s growth, at New Republic. Mic set up a debate on health care between conservative writer John Davidson and DSA’s Maria Svart.

At the Cornell Daily Sun, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs reported on Cornell University’s decision to pay security expenses for campus speakers, including a quote from Cornell YDS. Samuel Smith reported on Cornel West support for diverse political speech on campus at Christian Post. Newt Gingrich is coming to town, and Cornell YDS is planning to protest, according to Matt Weinstein at Ithaca Journal. And they did, according to WHCU and Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs at The Cornell Daily Sun.

DSA was listed as involved in a protest planned for Trump’s visit to Louisville by Melissa Chipman at Insider Louisville. This was also noted by Justin Sayer at the Courier-Journal and by Scott Recker at LEO Weekly… and Wendy Palmer at Naija Oversabi? The earlier visit by Veep Mike Pence was written up by Robin Garr, mentioning DSA, at Forward Kentucky. Chris Suarez reported on an anti-Trump Budget resolution passed by the Charlottesville City Council, mentioning DSA, at The Daily Progress. Antifa militants attacked a pro-Trump march with pepper spray in Huntington Beach, but the Los Angeles Times’ Benjamin Brazil interviewed Byron Lopez from DSA.

Solidarity matters, argued Brenden Gallagher at Merry Jane, and he included DSA among other organizations to be involved with. Putin is the wrong issue, says Andrew Dobbs at Medium, but support DSA.

KVAL covered a town hall held by Representative Phil Barnhart and Senator Lee Beyer noting, primarily, a question from YDS member Nathan Stevens about tuition increases at the University of Oregon. At The Daily Aztec, Will Fritz noted YDS was organizing a demo in response to an announced tuition increase.

YDS was used as an identifier by Chris Anderson in covering the establishment of ISU Student Action at Iowa State Daily. YDS was mentioned by Rene Delgadillo at The Prospector as part of the Continuing the Revolution coalition.

DSA was mentioned in passing by Frank Torres in reporting on the Contact Music Festival at The Orlando Political Observer. DSA will be participating in a social justice music and arts festival, according to Chattanoogan.

At DNAinfo New York, Rachel Holliday Smith covered an evolving 3-way race for the 35th Council District, and mentioned one candidate, Jabari Brisport, is a DSA member. Sarah Jaffe interviewed DSA member (and DSA endorsed) South Fulton city council candidate khalid kamau at In These Times. Max Fennel-Chametzky at The Chicago Maroon explored the connection between recently announced gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss and the University of Chicago, noting DSA member Tyler Kissinger had nice things to say about Biss.

Sephon Johnson and Nayaba Arinde mentioned DSA in their report on affordable housing in Brooklyn at New York Amsterdam News. Sacramento DSA is launching a campaign for rent control, according to Scott Thomas Anderson at Sacramento News & Review.

Hannah Long-Higgins’ account at Uptown Radio of an informational picket in support of warehouse workers represented by the Steelworkers mentioned DSA.

Gothamist still has David Colon compiling lists and DSA makes it on to this one.

A conservative Crystal Lake candidate for the District 155 School Board claims his Twitter account was hacked and he didn’t tweet those offensive things, but he did own up to his terrorist posts on a DSA Facebook page, according to Nate Linhart at the Northwest Herald. Indivisible? They’re all a bunch of bomb-throwing, Soros-financed commies, including DSA, opined Terry McLaughlin at The Union. The “They’re all commies” theme (and liars, too) was pursued by Joshua Delk and Paul Kengor at The American Spectator. Hey, is it time for a dirty war yet?

The People’s Summit is reconvening in Chicago, says Gregory Kreig at CNN, and DSA is among the organizers. Daniel Marans wrote this up (including DSA) for The Huffington Post. DSA is among the groups organizing the Seattle Socialism Conference according to Neal McNamara at Seattle Patch.

DSA member Netta Berman’s obituary was posted at Cleveland Jewish News.

Process, politics, DSA and sports, stewed by Dennis Young at Deadspin.