Rauner’s Road to Perdition

The 2016 Eugene V. Debs – Norman Thomas – Michael Harrington Dinner will be Friday evening, May 20, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro, Madison and Halsted on Chicago’s near west side. It is, as always, a union hotel. You are invited, requested, beseeched to participate. We have a great program lined up; you won’t regret it.

The theme for this year’s event is Rauner’s Road to Perdition. If Governor Rauner prevails, our state is on its way to utter ruin. The alternative is the utter ruin of Rauner’s reactionary “Turn Around Agenda.” All roads lead to perdition for someone. It’s either them or it’s us.

Susan Sadlowski GarzaOur keynote speaker will do justice to this topic: Alderwoman of the 10th Ward, Susan Sadlowski Garza. The first Chicago Teachers Union member elected to the City Council, she is also the first woman to represent Chicago’s 10th Ward. Described by the Chicago Sun-Times as “tough-as-nails,” she is Bernie Sander’s political revolution come to Chicago’s “gritty” southeast side.

Our honorees fit this mold too.

Many of you will know Jorge Mújica as the 2015 socialist candidate for Alderman of the 25th Ward who Chicago DSA endorsed and supported. He was then and is now the Strategic Campaigns Organizer for the Chicago Arise worker center. But Mújica Jorge Mujicahas done so much more. In addition to being an organizer for worker centers, he has been an organizer for traditional labor unions. He has been a journalist for both print and broadcast media. Mújica was one of the three conveners of the historic 2006 immigrant rights march in Chicago that brought a million people out on the streets of Chicago. One is tempted to call him a renaissance activist.

Michael Lighty is the Public Policy Director for California Nurses Association / National Nurses United. In that position, he has been an effective advocate for a national “single-payer” health plan, for a “Robin Hood Tax” on financial transactions, Michael Lightyfor limiting the role of money in politics, and for lesbian and gay equality. Did we mention the Bernie Sanders campaign? It shouldn’t be a surprise that Lighty also served as DSA’s National Director, 1990 to 1993. Michael Lighty is the Board Secretary of the Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center and, somewhat more prosaically, Lighty has served on the Port of Oakland Commission and on the Oakland Planning Commission.

The favor of your reply is requested.

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Rauner’s Road to Perdition

The 2016 Eugene V. Debs – Norman Thomas – Michael Harrington Dinner will be Friday evening, May 20, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro, Madison and Halsted on Chicago’s near west side. It is, as always, a union hotel. You are invited, requested, beseeched to participate. We have a great program lined up; you won’t regret it.

The theme for this year’s event is Rauner’s Road to Perdition. If Governor Rauner prevails, our state is on its way to utter ruin. The alternative is the utter ruin of Rauner’s reactionary “Turn Around Agenda.” All roads lead to perdition for someone. It’s either them or it’s us.

Our keynote speaker will do justice to this topic: Alderwoman of the 10th Ward, Susan Sadlowski Garza. The first Chicago Teachers Union member elected to the City Council, she is also the first woman to represent Chicago’s 10th Ward. Described by the Chicago Sun-Times as “tough-as-nails,” she is Bernie Sander’s political revolution come to Chicago’s “gritty” southeast side.

Our honorees fit this mold too.

Many of you will know Jorge Mújica as the 2015 socialist candidate for Alderman of the 25th Ward who Chicago DSA endorsed and supported. He was then and is now the Strategic Campaigns Organizer for the Chicago Arise worker center. But Mújica has done so much more. In addition to being an organizer for worker centers, he has been an organizer for traditional labor unions. He has been a journalist for both print and broadcast media. Mújica was one of the three conveners of the historic 2006 immigrant rights march in Chicago that brought a million people out on the streets of Chicago. One is tempted to call him a renaissance activist.

Michael Lighty is the Public Policy Director for California Nurses Association / National Nurses United. In that position, he has been an effective advocate for a national “single-payer” health plan, for a “Robin Hood Tax” on financial transactions, for limiting the role of money in politics, and for lesbian and gay equality. Did we mention the Bernie Sanders campaign? It shouldn’t be a surprise that Lighty also served as DSA’s National Director, 1990 to 1993. Michael Lighty is the Board Secretary of the Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center and, somewhat more prosaically, Lighty has served on the Port of Oakland Commission and on the Oakland Planning Commission.

The favor of your reply is requested.

DSA Notes

  • At the initiative of the Chicago City Branch, Chicago DSA turned out to support the Chicago Teachers Union’s April 1 strike. DSA members gathered around the banner, where we handed out signs for the occasion. At most about a dozen of us were together at any one time, but people checked-in then left to find friends and acquaintances until the size of the crowd ultimately made navigation (and cohesion) difficult. There were actions all day around the city, so DSA’s participation was rather more than those of us around the banner. Among those marching with us that afternoon were Jason Schulman from New York and DSA’s new labor outreach coordinator Russ Weiss-Irwin. You can find some photos HERE.
  • Among other Chicago DSA members, Tom Broderick and Brian Noe attended this year’s Labor Notes conference, and helped staff a DSA table. At the same time, Jason Shulman and Chris Riddiough were in town to participate in panels at the Platypus gathering. Chicagoans Judith Gardiner, Marilyn Nissim-Sabat, and Bill Pelz were also listed as panelists for Platypus.
  • About a dozen folks turned up for City of Chicago DSA’s Happy Hour in March. Another is planned for Wednesday, April 27, venue TBA.
  • Alex McLeese conducted a Chicago DSA Meet-up on Danny Katch’s Socialism… Seriously.
  • Dave Rathke and Rosemary Feurer have joined the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Board of Directors.

DSA in the News

DSA was mentioned in a South Philly Review article by Bill Chenevert about the opening of a Sanders office. DSA also earned a mention in a Village Voice article by Jesse Alexander Myerson about Sander’s Judaism. Sanders and the appeal of socialism was the topic of an article by Vincent Jackson at The Press of Atlantic City that used extended quotes DSA member Natalie Midiri. DSA was noted and DSA member Theresa Alt quoted, in a Cornell Daily Sun article by Madelline Cohen about political donations and the Sanders campaign. A similar article by Colleen McCain Nelson at The Wall Street Journal quoted DSA member Elias Kleinbock. Askia Muhammad’s article about Bernie Sanders and Black politics in The Final Call mentions DSA with extensive quotes from Harold Meyerson. Brad Edmondson mentions DSA in a reflection about Bernie Sanders at Ithaca Times. That DSA’s definition(s) of socialism don’t quite match Sanders’ is a reason to mistrust Bernie Sanders, argues Kodi Garcia at Medium (not a unique argument; expect to see more of this).

DSA was mentioned in a Counterpunch article by Ed Rampell that vented about “progressive” Clinton supporters.

Barbara Joye, as a DSA member, was quoted in an Atlanta Progressive News article by Gloria Tatum about a demonstration opposing various anti-immigrant legislation in Georgia. DSA was listed among the sponsors of a rally for “Just Lawmaking and Sensible Lawmakers” for Oklahoma in an article by Darla Shelden at The City Sentinel. DSA is among the organizations supporting a “Resolution to Raise the Minimum Wage for Wesleyan Students,” as reported by Aviv Rau at Wesleying. DSA was mentioned in connection with the election contest for president of the Undergraduate Council of Students at Brown University by Matthew Jarrell at Brown Daily Herald.

DSA was mentioned as part of a further elaboration of the Obama the Socialist mythology (connecting Obama with Sanders, with Yet Another Sequel in the making) by Monica Crowley at the Washington Times. On the other hand, DSA and its history was a major feature in a seriously and determinedly unsympathetic but informed review of The Future We Want posted at The Brooklyn Rail by Jason E. Smith.

DSA was mentioned in an article about Jacobin magazine by Meera Srinivasan at The Hindu.

Rochester Area DSA co-chairs Karen Vitale and Lyle Rubin were part of a panel discussing democratic socialism on radio station WXXI.

Hull-House Tour for DSA Members

On Sunday, May 22, noon to 1:00, Chicago DSA members and friends are invited to a special tour of the Hull-House Museum by Rima Lunin Schultz and Peg Strobel. Schultz is writing a book with Graham Cassano, “Eleanor Smith’s Hull-House Songbook: The Music of Protest and Hope in Jane Addams’s Chicago”; Schultz wrote the museum’s website Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House and Its Neighbborhoods, 1889-1963. Strobel is former director of the museum; she co-edited Pots of Promise: Mexicans and Pottery at Hull-House, 1920-1940.

The tour will focus on the people and programs associated with Hull-House, the social settlement that Jane Addams co-founded in 1889. Her innovative approach to world peace began in the Hull-House neighborhood where she developed ideas and programs that engaged in the local, but were connected to a global, vision; this work was part of the reason for her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. A 13-building complex, Hull-House was home to social activists who were residents of the settlement and, with Addams, developed innovative programs to address critical urban issues, from immigration to racial integration, juvenile justice to labor organizing, and the role of theater, the arts and music.

Reservations are not necessary, but please arrived promptly at noon. Hull-House is located at 800 S. Halsted in Chicago, not far from the CTA Blue Line Halsted station.

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Be a Vital Part of Reproductive Justice in Chicago

by Maggie Kantor and Leah Barry

As proud democratic socialists and feminists, we joined the fight as co-captains for the Chicago Abortion Fund’s annual Bowl-a-Thon. Our goal is to raise $1,500 from our diverse coalition in the DSA for our greater Chicago area community. We’re asking that you donate to the DSA team and help us reach this goal by April 24th so that we can be a vital part of the movement to provide safe, legal abortion to those who need it.

MORE.

Talkin’ Socialism

Episode 62 — Syria’s Great Migration; recorded March 12, 2016: Syria’s civil war has displaced an enormous percentage of its population, either internally or to an external diaspora. DSA’s Tom Broderick interviews Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, founder and Executive Director of the Syrian Community Network, about the dimensions of the problem and about the work of the Syrian Community Network: welcoming Syrian refugees to Chicago and helping them make sense of a new culture.

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DSA in the News

Shifting to post-Sanders mode, Livia Gershon quotes Ethan Earle, a DSA member, in an article at Vice. Also in post-Sanders mode, Dan La Botz opines that DSA is in an excellent position to provide a home for Sanders-nistas, no matter the outcome, at New Politics. DSA also figured into a post-Sanders opinion piece by Patrick Barrett at Truth-Out. DSA gets mentioned in another post-Sanders speculation by Miles Mogulescu at the Huffington Post. But Arun Gupta at Telesur, with all the authority and insight of an Occupy activist, sees the main post-Sanders contest as being between two flavors of Trotskyism with DSA a ghostly parenthetical “oh them.”

DSA was mentioned and DSA’s Deputy Director David Duhalde quoted in an article about New York’s 18th District State Senate election in an article by Sam Adler-Bell in The Nation. DSA member Carol Newton got quoted in an article by Mike Pearl about SPUSA Presidential candidate Mimi Soltysik at Vice.

Ominous forewarnings of chaos and violence around the upcoming “Democracy Spring” appeared in a Washington Times article by Kellan Howell and a Catholic Online article by David Drudge, and a Breitbart.com article by Aaron Klein, because, after all, Democracy Spring is DSA endorsed and Chicago DSA shut down Donald Trump’s Chicago rally. The John Birch Society’s The New American jumped in with an article by Steve Byas. Oh, yes, not to neglect David Horowitz’ Front Page Magazine, where Mark Tapson actually thought DSA provided rides to the Trump rally… Tapson is a screen writer after all… These articles are being reposted in various right-wing blogs. Let us now appreciate the “journalism” of pigeon people.

The disorder at Trump rallies gets blamed on Trump in an article by Donna Fuscaldo at Good Call, quoting Shelby Murphy of the Young Democratic Socialists. DSA’s national director Maria Svart gets quoted about a Trump controversy at Emory University in a Newsweek article by Max Kutner.

Pardes Seleh at the Daily Wire, a right-wing propaganda site, claims Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, in his student days, supported a Harvard University referendum that kept ROTC off campus, a measure also supported by the campus New American Movement, a predecessor organization to… DSA.

Hanna Holcomb mentioned DSA in passing in connection with a campus visit by a Sanders Campaign organizer at the Wesley Argus.

The Buffalo Chronicle carried a long promo for an upcoming DSA meeting by Katrinna Martin-Bordeaux. The initial meeting of the recently reestablished YDS chapter at Michigan State University was covered by Alexea Hankin at The State News.

DSA was mentioned in a long profile of Jacobin magazine and its editor, Bhaskar Sunkara, by Dylan Matthews at Vox. Sarah Taaffe Maguire did a similar piece at Trinity News.

Jess Davis used DSA to define democratic socialism in discussing what policies a Bernie Sanders Administration might pursue at the Odyssey. And Andrew Stewart used DSA to help attack Bernie Sanders as a reactionary misleader for the bourgeoisie at RIFuture.

An article about a ballot measure re: Citizen Review Board for police misconduct listed DSA San Diego as an endorser at Ocean Beach Rag.

Generation Left

Louie Messina covers the Young Democratic Socialists’ Winter Conference in February: HERE.

Rauner’s Road to Perdition

The 2016 Debs – Thomas – Harrington Dinner will be held Friday evening, May 20, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro. Our keynote speaker for the evening is Alderwoman Suzan Sadlowski Garza and our honorees are local activist Jorge Mujica and National Nurses United Director of Public Policy (and former DSA National Director) Michael Lighty. Tickets are $80 and can be ordered from Chicago DSA, 3411 W. Diversey, Suite 7, Chicago, IL 60647. Ordering tickets and reserved tables online should be available starting April 5, HERE.

Be a Vital Part of Reproductive Justice in Chicago

by Maggie Kantor and Leah Barry

As proud democratic socialists and feminists, we joined the fight as co-captains for the Chicago Abortion Fund’s annual Bowl-a-Thon. Our goal is to raise $1,500 from our diverse coalition in the DSA for our greater Chicago area community. We’re asking that you donate to the DSA team and help us reach this goal by April 24th so that we can be a vital part of the movement to provide safe, legal abortion to those who need it.

We’re reaching out to you as fellow progressives and members of the Democratic Socialists of America, an organization formed on the ideals of feminism and socialism. As dedicated members, we know you are interested in reforming and changing the system to better the lives of working people by fighting for a more equitable world. Supporting reproductive justice is a simple way to do this and fight for every single person to have the right to control their own bodies. By donating, you help remove the legal and economic barriers that prevent thousands of men and women from being forced into having (or not having) children.

Since 2011, when Republicans took over many state legislatures and governorships, restrictions have grown. According to the Guttmacher Institute, founded to address sexual and reproductive health research, policy and advocacy, since 2010, states have enacted 231 restrictions to abortion, and, in 2015, “more than half of U.S. women of reproductive age live in states that are hostile or extremely hostile to abortion rights.”

Some state and local governments have limited access by requiring that clinics that offer abortions comply with the more stringent hospital building regulations instead of the regulations that affect all other medical clinics; failure to comply will lead to clinic closure. Other legislation requires that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at local hospitals; doctors who provide services from out of town find it difficult to get privileges.

Many low-income Americans simply don’t have savings or support networks that can afford the cost of an abortion. Beyond that, their insurance might be government funded and tax dollars are legally not allowed to go to abortion, no matter the reason for the abortion. Laws that require mandatory waiting periods and specific examinations also punish low-income women by forcing them to lose wages and pay for lodging in a city that could be literally hundreds of miles from their home. In the name of women’s health, anti-choice activists are pushing women into predatory loans and other awful and avoidable situations so that they can afford a legal and medically sound procedure.

Please consider donating much needed funds to the Chicago Abortion Fund by April 24th — the CAF supports low-income members of our community and makes reproductive justice possible for many of them.

The Supreme Court just heard a case about Texas’s restrictive laws that forced numerous clinics in the state to close — but this could happen anywhere in America with the prevailing political climate pushing more and more extreme laws through state legislation. While the Supreme Court absolutely stood up for people seeking abortions in an amazing session, we have to join Justices Bader Ginsberg, Sotomayor and Kagan in the fight for reproductive health and justice for all.

The fight for reproductive justice can feel like a Sisyphean task with every step forward bringing a new fight that pushes us three steps back. It’s important not to feel demoralized or to give up — women and families need you to keep fighting and donate to the cause. For every law that restricts access to abortions and forces women into medically and economically precarious situations, there are brave people who bring us closer to the world promised by Roe v. Wade.

Be one of them today. Fight for reproductive justice for all.

When you support CAF, you support low-income women across the city and allow them to actually choose their pregnancy (or not) by providing economic access to a procedure that is legal in this country. Supporting CAF is just one act in the fight for reproductive justice and compliments the work done by NARAL, Planned Parenthood and countless other organizations across the globe who fight for the same feminist and humanist rights that the DSA supports and promotes. I ask that you give what you can (by April 24th), share the link or this email with others who may be interested or may just have room for education on this topic. Please reach out if you would like to participate in the event itself.

With politicians, conservatives and anti-choice activists fighting across the nation to restrict access to safe and affordable abortions, it is absolutely vital for our diverse coalition of DSA members to support reproductive justice. It may seem small, but even $25 can help a specific, local population of people left behind by those who have defunding the social support network of our government.

P.S. While a donation of any size would be absolutely wonderful and very appreciated, we know not everyone is financially able to give. If you could share this link with your friends and family who might be able to give, we would appreciate that just as much! Remember, the bowl-a-thon is on April 24th, so donations need to be in by then!

DSA in the News

compiled by Bob Roman

In coverage of the then upcoming Illinois primary, Tom Schuba at NBC Chicago’s Ward Room identified Representative Danny K. Davis as a member of DSA (fwiw: not true at present). Tom Bell, for the Associated Press, included a two paragraph interview with DSA member Bob Murray in coverage of the Maine Democratic caucuses, carried by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch among others. Isthmus carried a press release touting the grand opening of a “Better with Bernie” headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, including a quote from DSA member Les Gallay. At Chicago’s Redeye, Jess Nocera explains why millennials like Sanders and don’t mind “democratic socialism,” quoting DSA’s Maria Svart; this may have also appeared in other McClatchy publications. Madi Clark continues to support Bernie Sanders, referencing DSA, at The Odyssey.

The transcript of a panel discussion by Danny Katch (ISO) and Bhaskar Sunkara (Jacobin) and Gloria Mattera (Green Party) and Dustin Guastella (DSA) on Sanders and building a socialist movement was posted at Jacobin. Building a post-Sanders socialist movement was also the topic of an essay by Joseph Schwartz, mentioning DSA, at Telesur.

At The Hill, Okla Elliott writes yet another What is democratic socialism essay for beltway insiders, referencing DSA. And there is a similar, very brief essay by Ariel Oaks at The Claw. And the discussion continues with an article by Liz Rowley at Mic that quotes DSA. Bethany Sanders explored the question of Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism with DSA at Around the Bend. Anirudh Bhattacharyya claims Bernie Sanders was once a DSA member at The Quint (India).

We don’t usually include Breitbart.com as a legit news site, but Aaron Klein decided that giving Chicago DSA credit for shutting down Trump’s Chicago rally was an excellent addition to his terrifying DSA mythos. Alas that we actually had so little to do with organizing the protest. DSA members were there, however, as well as at the Palmer House, protesting a Bruce Rauner fundraiser.

Talkin’ Socialism

by Bob Roman

Talkin' SocialismOur more or less monthly podcast, Talkin’ Socialism, is once again available through Apple’s iTunes store, for free. You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes and so not miss an episode. You can also listen to or subscribe to Talkin’ Socialism through Stitcher or through our RSS feed. Your choice is a matter of convenience, depending (I’d guess) on what device you use to listen. Not every back episode is available through iTunes or through Stitcher or through our RSS feed. This is a data entry issue and may be remedied eventually.

Since New Ground 164, we have two new episodes posted.

Episode 60, recorded on January 9, is “The Great Stagnation”. Chicago Political Economy Group mavens Ron Baiman and Bill Barclay examine today’s economy and ask: Is this the new normal? May be. Find out why.

Episode 61, recorded on February 6, examines “The Rauner Agenda”. Bunnie Johnson (Shop Steward and Executive Board member for AFSCME Local 2858, and a caseworker for the Illinois Department of Human Services) and Fran Tobin (Coordinator, Alliance for Community Services) in conversation with Chicago DSA’s Bob Roman. Welcome to the new barbarity.

These episodes, and all the back episodes, are available at HERE.

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Campaigning for Bernie

Over the past two weeks, Chicago DSA, both as an organization and as individuals, continues to be actively promoting Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

Sanders 95th Chicago
Leafleting at 95th Street. Photo: GOPDSA

On February 17, Chicago DSA blitzed the 95th Street “L” stop in the morning rush, handing out over a thousand flyers, mostly a DSA piece structured around Cornel West’s endorsement of Sanders.

On Saturday, February 27, Chicago DSA participated in the #March4Bernie2, once again bringing along our banner. About a dozen members hung-out by the banner during the rally but people, members and non-members and erstwhile members, kept coming and going. This time the event marched up Michigan Avenue to the Water Tower park, with a stop at the Tribune Tower. This time the march gained brief news mentions apart from the traffic reports.

We also had a few “Beers for Bernie” election return watching events that, with apologies, were rather hard to locate if you didn’t already know the individuals involved.

As individuals, DSA members have been active in phone banking at the Sanders campaign offices in the south Loop and in Evanston. Peg Strobel hosted a “Women for Bernie” meet-up in Oak Park. Brian Swoveland is among those organizing a fundraising concert, Enter the Sandman, on March 4th. And those are just the things your editor has heard about.

Talkin’ Socialism

Episode 61 The Rauner Agenda
Recorded February 6, 2016. Bunnie Johnson (Shop Steward and Executive Board member for AFSCME Local 2858, and a caseworker for the Illinois Department of Human Services) and Fran Tobin (Coordinator, Alliance for Community Services) in conversation with Chicago DSA’s Bob Roman. What happens when the State pretends there is no money? What happens to Human Services when the government is run “like a business”? Welcome to the new barbarity.

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Debs – Thomas – Harrington Dinner

Save the date: the 2016 Dinner will be on Friday evening, May 20. It looks like we’ll have Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza as our featured speaker. If money is an issue, keep in mind that Chicago DSA members get a break on tickets.

DSA in the News

Bill Resnick continues his conversation with DSA’s Maria Svart, this time about socialism and climate change, on KBOO’s “Old Mole Variety Hour”. At public radio WOSU, Marilyn Smith deconstructs democratic socialism by interviewing a few sources, including a member of DSA. KATU interviewed Maria Svart about socialism and Sanders. Diane Jones’ “Off the Cuff” commentary on KLPW used DSA to explain democratic socialism: It’s evil, of course. U.S. Bureau Chief for Singapore’s The Straits Times, Jeremy Au Yong, attempts to explain Sanders and democratic socialism using DSA as one of his sources. Clark Mindock at International Business Times made a superficial attempt at defining Sander’s ideology — well, he got our name wrong.

MSNBC interviewed Frances Fox Piven about Bernie Sanders, mentioning her affiliation with DSA. Piven also gave a talk on the Sanders campaign in the context of poor people’s movements, covered by Steve Ahlquist at Progessive Charleston.

Edward Martin and Mateo Pimentel began a five part series, “Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialism, and The Other America“, part II of which identifies Sanders as a “DSA socialist” at Dissident Voice. Peter Dreier examines Gloria Steinem’s support for Hillary Clinton, mentioning DSA, at Dissent. At the Associated Press’s Trail Translator, Nancy Benac uses quotes from DSA’s David Duhalde to help define Bernie Sander’s socialism.

The Orange Leader reported on two Vidor Lamar University students selected for political internships, including DSA in the bio of one of them.

Agatha Kereere covered an Oakland, California, Women for Bernie Meet-Up, including Barbara Ruffner “of the Democratic Socialists of America” as one of the speakers at Oakland North. Emma Alberici’s coverage of the results of the Iowa caucuses at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation included one scene featuring a lot of DSA Bernie Sanders t-shirts and buttons and interviews with unidentified DSA members. Anna Giaritelli at Washington Examiner covered DC’s MarchforBernie2, quoting DSA’s Coleson Breen and listing DSA as among the organizers. The U.K. version of International Business Times had a story by Tom Mendelsohn about the South Carolina primary, mentioning DSA’s Cornel West campaigning for Sanders.

J.T. Kim at Union College’s Concordiensis mentioned DSA, sorta, in connection with an upcoming campus visit by Cornel West. Likewise, Telesur covered a Cornel West tweet re: Hillary Clinton, mentioning his DSA membership.