Weekly Roundup, Vol. 1

by Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America
April 30, 2020 | Weekly Roundup

Catch up with LVDSA after a long week. Grab a drink, get comfy, and check out what we’ve been reading, thinking, and planning.

Food For Thought

Why You Should Join a Socialist Organization [15 min]

Black Lives Matter and COVID-19: An Activist Roundtable [20 min]

Pandemics will be worse and more frequent unless we stop exploiting Earth and animals, top scientists warn [4 min]

Study: American Southwest faces a ‘megadrought,’ the region’s worst in centuries [3 min]

Tropical Deforestation Releases Deadly Infections [5 min]

Incarceration Is Killing Us [Audio, 42 min]

LVDSA Study Group

The LVDSA Study Group pondered the eternal question with our conversation “Where do we go from here?: The Case For and Against Electoralism.” If you didn’t make it to the discussion, you can still catch up on the readings:

Building Class Power, Not Electoralism, Is the Future of the Left [8 min]

Like It or Not, If We Run Third Party, We Will Lose [14 min]

The Moral and Strategic Calculus of Voting for Joe Biden to Defeat Trump — or Not [26 min]

Facing Reality: The Socialist Left, the Sanders Campaign and Our Future [12 min]

Local Issues

SEIU: Healthcare workers to protest at valley hospitals this week [1 min]

LVDSA Response to Clark County Democratic Party’s Decision to Remove Recognition of Palestinian Human Rights from Party Platform [2 min]

Upcoming Events

Recall Goodman Zoom Call

May 4th @ 2pm → register

LVDSA Fireside Chat

May 4th @ 6:30pm → register

LVDSA Meet the Candidates Panel

May 14th @ 6:30pm → register

LVDSA Annual General Meeting

May 21st @ 6:30pm → register

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