Policing in the US and Cleveland

by Billy Hallal Formalized policing was never a foregone conclusion in the United States. For its entire colonial history and for most of its first century post-Revolution, U.S. towns and cities relied on volunteers or private policing enterprises . The first formalized force was founded in Boston in 1838 under the auspices of businessmen seeking … Read more

Statement of Solidarity with Protesters Against Police Violence

DSA Cleveland stands with protesters in cities across the nation experiencing violence at the hands of the state. To our comrades in Philadelphia who were cornered and tear gassed, we see you. To our comrades in Louisville, where a protester was murdered, we see you. To our comrades in Portland, who have faced down tear … Read more

How I became a socialist, by Randy Cunningham

By Randy Cunningham April 6th, 2020 How do we become us? How do we form our politics? And especially how are we radicalized and how do we make the leap into embracing socialist politics? I think everyone is different and how we got to where we are is the reason biographies and personal essays are … Read more

Tolerance Versus Solidarity

by J. Domenico February 27, 2020 Liberalism is collapsing. The historical circumstances that gave rise to, and the environmental conditions that permitted, the proliferation of liberal democracy across the surface of the earth are either already destroyed or are in the process of being cannibalized. This is most salient in the way that common or … Read more

“What do we do at DSA?” A Coloring Book

For our Childcare Working Group, Rose created this fantastic little coloring book for childcare activities at our chapter events. This is part of an ongoing initiative to make our chapter more accessible to families and parents. The content in the coloring book defines what we do at DSA in such a pure and simple way. … Read more

How I became a socialist, by Tim Collingwood

by Tim Collingwood January 27, 2020 I have been actively involved with Cleveland DSA for over a year now, and I thought people would appreciate reading about how I became a socialist. I hope this can inspire others to share their own stories. Hopefully readers who are on the fence about being called a “socialist” … Read more

Reading group will discuss No Shortcuts by Jane McAlevey

by John Ahlborg January 23, 2020 The members of Cleveland DSA are getting uncomfortable. Although, since living under capitalism makes us uncomfortable at baseline, I suppose it would be more precise to say that members of Cleveland DSA are getting more uncomfortable. That’s because on January 30th we’ll be discussing Jane McAlevey’s No Shortcuts: Organizing … Read more

2020 Resolutions

by Lisa Tan January 15, 2020 The year is 2020 and we need to make our voices heard louder than ever in the fight for democracy and social justice in our community and across the planet. Already we have comrades in Australia facing the terror of climate change denial as communities burn. There is an … Read more