Domestic Politics

Addiction is not a Crime

Posted by on April 23, 2018 at 3:18 pm

As Schumer and Sanders promote federal legislation legalizing marijuana, the newsletter from the Eugene V. Debs Foundation appeared in my mailbox. One item in the newsletter included Debs thoughts on addiction based on his observations when he himself was in prison. It reminds us that drug addiction is not new, nor is the debate about […]

Stayin’ Alive

Posted by on March 27, 2017 at 1:57 pm

SDUSA’S Post-Election Buffalo Conference: “Keeping The Political Revolution Alive” SDUSA conducted its 2016 Annual Educational Conference at the Manny Fried Playhouse at Subversive Theatre entitled “Keeping the Political Revolution Alive”. This 5 hour conference was held on Saturday November 19, 2016, in collaboration with the Subversive Theater Collective. The student run TV broadcasting facility at Buffalo […]

Letter to Members & Friends who Marched on Saturday

Posted by on January 23, 2017 at 9:32 pm

Letter from SDUSA National Chair Patty Friend: Congratulations and solicitation to everyone who participated in the activities of Saturday January 21st! No matter how or what you did. From West to East and North to South (and all points in between) it was amazing. 3.3 million of us turned out all over the country. And […]

Social Democrats Ask Senate to Reject Anti-Labor Puzder

Posted by on January 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm

The National Committee of Social Democrats USA has issued the following statement: Social Democrats USA joins working people throughout the United States in urging the Senate to reject the nomination of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor. We urge members, supporters, and friends to sign the AFL-CIO petition against his confirmation. The […]

The Class War

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

For the last several decades neoliberal Democrats and conservative Republicans have greeted proposals to help working families as “class legislation.” Throughout this time a very small part of the population has taken most of the productivity gains, unions have been all but destroyed, and working families have found it increasingly difficult to meet the costs […]