Happy 146th birthday to the Rosa Luxemburg, economist, philosopher, feminist, and socialist revolutionary.
“We stand today...before the awful proposition: either the triumph of imperialism and the destruction of all culture, and, as in ancient Rome, depopulation, desolation, degeneration, a vast cemetery; or, the victory of socialism” — The Junius Pamphlet (1916)
“The blood on their hands from the Parkland massacre isn’t even dry, and the NRA is already focused on creating a new 'red scare' to incite a public frenzy and sell more guns. The real red scare is the tide of blood the NRA and their lapdogs in Congress have brought to our schools. DSA is growing because people across the country have had enough of corrupt politicians sacrificing the lives of children for the NRA’s freedom to profit. They buy their power, we build ours.” —Michelle Fisher, YDSA
@HeartOfIowaDSA This is why the concept of "slave wages" exists. And society has the concept of "your worth is in how hard you work and how much money you make" deeply entrenched; capitalism is a pox upon our world and it must end.
If your reaction to fast food workers striking to get $15/hr is “they don’t deserve to make that much because I don’t even make that much”, here’s our response to you: you deserve to make at least $15/hr, too.
So do fast food workers and maids and cashiers and janitors and childcare workers and interns and...
The goal is to eliminate wage labor, but so long as wage labor exists, everyone who sells their labor deserves a living wage.
“Do we have any good liberals here?” he asked.
Carberry was met with tepid applause.
Then someone shouted: “We’re communists!”
The crowd exploded in cheers.
“Okay! Communists and socialists!” Carberry conceded.
Let ‘s be clear that capitalism and what some insist on calling “crony capitalism” are one in the same. There’s no such thing as good capitalism. By design, capitalism incentivizes greed and disincentivizes compassion. It’s no surprise that under such a system, a few carry out the absolute will of greed at the expense of the many. It’s this way by design. There’s nothing “crony” about crony capitalism; it’s simply capitalism carried out to its logical end. #TrySocialism
Happy belated to Eugene V. Debs, union leader, founder of the IWW, & 5-time candidate for US president from the Socialist Party of America (the final time, from prison).
“Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it; and while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.”
The US will never be free of gun violence so long as there is money to be made from death and terror. This includes the state-sanctioned terror committed overseas in the name of imperialism, and at home in the name of white supremacy. Our hearts are with the the loved ones of the Las Vegas shooting. We believe a better world is possible, and we will win it one day. The choice is between socialism and barbarism, and we choose socialism.
@ghost @HeartOfIowaDSA the dsa is being pulled hard to the left by its new younger members. many (like me) are explicitly anti-capitalist, often revolutionary, and also deeply upset about the cop organizer.
many of the old guard are social democrats, barely left of liberal. they tend to be more reformist. they are on their way out.
"In the movement I take my place side by side with you in the great struggle for the better day; to multiply myself over and over again. In the socialist movement I know that I am kin to all that throbs and that everyone who toils in the struggle is my comrade. Every member without an exception, is my comrade, my brother and sister—and to serve them and their cause is the highest duty of my life." -Debs
Happy Labor Day from Iowa.
At the Labor Day breakfast ~ 🍞🌹💕
To the undocumented Americans Trump is currently attacking; we will stand in solidarity with you and help fight for you ♥
@HeartOfIowaDSA they won't be able to adopt it if they don't know about it!
joinastodon.org is a great link, and we need to make them aware of why Twitter is bad and why federated decentralized microblogging is preferable.
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