The Primary Elections: Winning One, Coming Up Short on Another

Syracuse DSA and democratic socialism has announced itself to Onondaga County and the City.  We helped Syracuse City School District Board candidate, our ally, Twiggy Billue, win a seat – a huge victory, one that prioritizes the safety of our children. In tireless solidarity with our inspired socialist comrade Joe Bennett, our chapter found five

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Compel Landlords to Clean Up Lead

By Joseph M. Bennett | SCSD physics teacher Joseph M. Bennett, of Syracuse, is a physics teacher in the Syracuse City School District and a Democratic Party candidate for Onondaga County legislator in the 15th District. To the Editor: As a longtime Onondaga County resident, it is disheartening to see that so many of our

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Nikeeta Slade

We are in shock at the news of the passing of Nikeeta Slade, a founding member of Black Lives Matter Syracuse, former organizer with the Workers’ Center of CNY, co-host of Queer WOC podcast, and long time socialist. She was a proud Black, queer socialist-feminist organizer and thinker who made Syracuse her home for most

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In Support of the People of Colombia

Syracuse DSA Solidarity Statement, May 7, 2021 The Democratic Socialists of America Syracuse chapter stands in solidarity with thepeople protesting and striking in Colombia and suffering under the hands of anoppressive government and, especially, a repressive police force. The unprecedented protests that started on April 28 against a regressive tax reform billeventually led to its

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In Support of the People of Myanmar (Burma)

Syracuse DSA Solidarity Statement, March 16, 2021 After decades under the thumb of a brutal military dictatorship, the people of Myanmar (Burma) are saying no to dictatorship, kleptocracy and forever war.  We, the Democratic Socialists of America Syracuse Chapter and friends and allies, stand in solidarity with our siblings and comrades striking and protesting in

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Joe Bennett speaking at a press conference to tax the rich

Tax the Rich Coverage

For a detailed look at what our state-wide Tax the Rich campaign looks like, check out this great article from the Indypendent (NYC). Thank you to the Indypendent for your coverage!

Demand a Just State Budget!

Our Tax the Rich campaign, aimed at funding public services by increasing taxes on the wealthy, is approaching its conclusion- the state budget is being negotiated and written as we speak. Join us for a rally on March 20th to demand that our legislators pass the Invest in Our New York Act: What: Invest in

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Tax the Rich and Invest in Our NY

by Gary Weinstein “Almost everyone agrees with Socialism, until they hear it’s socialism….”  – local autoworker Hey Auburn! Hey Cortland! Governor Cuomo’s April 1, 2021 budget is expected to deliver painful budget cuts across the State in the wake of the Pandemic’s shattered economy. But New York State has the wealth to prevent these financial

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Statement on the Recent Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Gov. Cuomo

Sexual harassment is never ok, never funny, and never just a misunderstanding. A report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2016 stated that about 60% of women have experienced some sort of sexual harassment in the workplace. The accounts by three women, so far, of sexual misconduct and harassment by Governor Cuomo are familiar

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