Weekly Roundup, Vol. 4

by Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America
May 22, 2020 | Weekly Roundup

Did you hear it’s Friday? That means it’s time for LVDSA’s Weekly Roundup! Take a peek at we’re reading, thinking, and planning this week:

Food For Thought

DSA Was Only Getting Started [10 min]

Ahmaud Arbery Holds Us Accountable [28 min]

Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Shows Lynching Remains a Reality for Black America [6 min]

Whistleblower: Wall Street Has Engaged in Widespread Manipulation of Mortgage Funds [16 min]

In the Shadows of America’s Smokestacks, Virus Is One More Deadly Risk [15 min]

California Police Used Military Surveillance Tech at Grad Student Strike [5 min]

Now would be a good time to talk about the Green New Deal [4 min]

The COVID-19 pandemic cut carbon emissions down to 2006 levels [3 min]

Every City Should Have a Toy Library [10 min]

Local Issues

Trump alleges Nevada’s mostly mail primary election is ‘illegal,’ says Nevada could lose funding should it proceed [14 min]

First Nevada prison inmate tests positive for COVID-19; results pending for prisoners in his housing unit [3 min]

Public defenders run for judge seats to bring ‘a more balanced bench’ [6 min]

Upcoming Events

LVDSA Debates “What Is To Be Done?”: Electoralism

May 23rd @ 7pm → register

LVDSA Labor Committee Meeting

May 24th @ 4pm → register

LVDSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting

May 24th @ 6pm → register

LVDSA Fireside Chat

May 23rd @ 7pm → register

LVDSA Ecosocialism Committee Meeting

May 26th @ 6pm → register

LVDSA Movie Night: Snowpiercer

May 30th @ 7pm → email lasvegasdsa@gmail.com for more details

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Read More

May 19, 2020 | Chapter News, Events

Our General Election is May 21st!

Our Annual General Meeting will take place May 21st at 6:30 PM.

May 12, 2020 | Movie Reviews, Reviews

Movie Review: Snowpiercer

We review Oscar-winner Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film Snowpiercer.