Democratic Socialists of America
Richmond, California, Councilperson Jovanka Beckles, a declared socialist versus Obama staffer Buffy Wicks in a battle for State Assembly is defining the Democrats
The growing Occupy ICE movement demands the abolition of the abusive War on Terror-era agency. In Philadelphia, protesters are camping outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office. Activists Tina Ngo and Jameson Rush stand in solidarity with immigrants, and speak about the violent repression by police.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina socialist, defeated top Democratic Congressman and notorious neoliberal Joe Crowley in the New York primary election. Activist Anoa Changa says this is a sign of the growing grassroots left-wing movement against corporate Dems and the DNC and DCCC
Activists from the DSA Anti-War Working Group and Action Corps NYC protested outside the UAE consulate, demanding an end to the US-backed Emirati/Saudi war on Yemen, warning the assault on Hodeida could unleash a famine that starves millions.
A panel of activists involved in supporting primary campaigns challenging establishment Democrats discuss key issues facing their work; with Alexandra Rojas of Justice Democrats, Eugene Puryear of D.C. Movement for Black Lives, and R.L. Stephens of Democratic Socialists of America with host Paul Jay