compiled by Bob Roman
It looks like the story about DSA’s rapid growth is finally becoming yesterday’s news. Instead, we’re beginning to see scattered accounts of DSA’s activities. The two most notable involved the Republican attempt to “repeal and replace” Obamacare and Los Angeles DSA’s campaign against Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic Games. There are 26 links in this report.
At Vice, Eve Peyser noted that Hillary Clinton is forming a new PAC, no thanks, and provided a list of alternative places to put your money, including DSA. Jeff Stein’s article at Vox was about the money fallout from the AHCA vote, but he included a picket line quote from DSA member John Leo. DSA’s Deputy Director David Duhalde got a quote in Gideon Resnick’s coverage of Trumpcare at The Daily Beast. Jenny Dream gave DSA credit for being among the organizers of a protest of U.S. Representative John Culberson’s vote in favor of the Obamacare repeal at The Houston Chronicle.
John Nichols gave DSA a passing mention in an account of Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s primary victory at The Nation. DSA also got a mention in Daniel Marans’ account of Chokwe Antar’s nomination at The Huffington Post. Gloria Tatum at Atlanta Progressive News noted DSA’s involvement in electing khalid kamau.
Jacobin organized a forum of its editors about Trump’s first 103 days wherein DSA’s growth got a passing mention. DSA’s growth also got a mention in Daniel Denvir’s interview with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor at Jacobin.
It looks like I missed it in the previous report, but Michael Edison Hayden mentioned DSA in a pre-May Day round-up of demonstrations at ABC News.
Marcia Brown provided further coverage at The Princetonian of YDS of Princeton University’s protest of university treatment of staff.
Jessica Li at The Tab reported on a out-of-hand party at Princeton, giving YDS a mention.
At Inside Higher Education, Jeremy Bauer-Wolf’s account of conservative tactics on campus gave YDS a mention.
At the Los Angeles Times, David Wharton gave DSA primary credit for the start of organized opposition to the Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympics, as do Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff at The Nation. Aaron Gordon at Vice interviewed two of the organizers of the Olympic-bid opposition and DSA was a part of the discussion. Travis Waldron wrote up the story for The Huffington Post; Hillel Aron wrote up the story for LA Weekly. Josh Criswell reported the story for KLAC AM 570; Nick Butler wrote up the story for Inside the Games. All those accounts featured DSA and to one degree or another used DSA as an argument for the Olympic Games or against them. For Adam Nagourney at The New York Times concedes there’s opposition to the games, started by DSA.
Mark Chiusano gave DSA a brief mention in noting the level of political activism in Brooklyn at Newsday.
DSA helped sponsor the creation of a Immigrant Bail Fund, reported Lucy Gellman at New Haven Independent.
Is he really into you, is he just a friend, or is he recruiting you for DSA? Mara Wilson offers guidance at Reductress.
Andrew Miller at The Trumpet is upset that California is repealing its ban on employing Communists, mentioning DSA by way of illustrating just how dangerous this is.
Jacque Medina at Bushwick Daily boosted the second Paid Protest comedy show, this one benefiting DSA.