Weekly Roundup, Vol. 17

by Las Vegas Democratic Socialists of America
August 21, 2020 | Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday, comrades! Get comfortable and dig in to our Weekly Roundup.

Call to Action

Demand LVCVA Support Working Families

Fight for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal: Phase 2

Donate to our Menstrual Product Drive

Donate to our Mutual Aid Network

USPS Under Threat

Milwaukee-Area Letter Carriers Are Refusing to Go Along with Mail Delays [5 min]

Letter Carriers union files nationwide grievance against mail slowdown scheme [5 min]

Postal Power vs. Oligarchy [9 min]

After Bernie

At a crossroads [19 min]

The Two Paths of Democratic Socialism: Coalition and Confrontation [35 min]

The lesser-evil trap [12 min]

Climate Crisis

Zero Hour: There’s No Stopping Climate Change, But How Bad It Gets Is Still Up To Us [18 min]

Coronavirus Shows Us Rapid Global Response To Climate Change Is Possible [3 min]

Bolstering Case for Transformational Green Recovery, New Study Finds Lockdown Emissions Had ‘Negligible’ Effect on Climate Crisis [3 min]

COVID-19

Coronavirus Has Made a Fool Out of Every Single Critic of Medicare for All [7 min]

Covid-19 Is Killing Affordable Housing, Just as It’s Needed Most [7 min]

Undocumented During COVID-19: Essential for the Economy but Excluded from Relief [

The Carceral State

Why “Crime” Isn’t the Question and Police Aren’t the Answer [24 min]

Why Sex Work Should Be Decriminalized [6 min]

We Should Still Defund the Police [27 min]

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January 13, 2021 | Political Education

An Introduction to Capitalism

A written version of our first Socialist Night School session held by LVDSA Education Committee entitled “An Introduction to Capitalism.” We encourage anyone reading to attend the night schools for great presentations and discussions.
January 7, 2021 | Events

Socialist Night School: Socialism & Fascism

January 14th @ 7pm PT: We lay out some unique features of fascism and explore the relationship between fascism, capitalism, and socialism. Then, we discuss the debate involving whether Donald Trump and his supporters constitute a fascist movement.
January 7, 2021 | Press Release

Las Vegas DSA strongly condemns the fascist action at the Capitol in Washington DC

As socialists, we will always defend democracy — in the workplace, in the streets, and at the ballot box — against the ruling class and the authoritarian Right.