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Episode 73 -- Boycott the Braids

Recorded 03.10.2017. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program in the tomato fields of Florida has eliminated modern-day slavery and sexual violence, improved farmworker wages and guaranteed basic protections for tens of thousands of workers. In this episode, Tom Broderick interviews Lupe Gonzalo, member and leader of CIW about how the Fair Food Program works, how it has benefited the workers in the field, the history of CIW, and just why CIW is leading a boycott of Wendy’s. Translation is provided by Yaissy Solis, national co-coordinator for the Student/Farmworker Alliance, a national network of students and youth working in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.

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New Ground

New Ground 170

January -- February, 2017


Everyone Is Joining the Resistance by Bob Roman

Everyone is joining the resistance to the Trump agenda, whatever that may be, for we all fear the worst and anything less than that is still pretty bad. Everyone is joining, including what passes for the Democratic Party in Chicago’s 48th Ward, where U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky held her “Anger to Action” community forum on Saturday, January 7. All the local politicians were on the program: 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, State Senator Heather Steans, and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Appropriately, 48th Ward Committeewoman Carol Ronen served as the master of ceremonies.

A First Step Towards a Peace Process

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) commends the UN Security Council vote of 14-0-1 in favor of Resolution 2334 on December 23, 2016, a resolution that condemns all Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as having “no legal validity” and amounting to a “flagrant violation of international law.” We wish that the United States government had voted in favor of the resolution, but we note that the U.S.’s abstention enabled the first Security Council condemnation of the illegal Israeli occupation of the West Bank since 1980.

The Arresting Harry Partch by Tom Broderick

While hanging out at the home of Peg Strobel and Bill Barclay some months back, Peg said something about passing by a music room during her college days and hearing strange sounds. She stopped in and found out that someone named Harry Partch was working on his musical compositions on weird looking musical instruments.

DSA in the News compiled by Bob Roman

DSA conspires and agitates against Trumpism! Hands off our Medicare! John Lewis vs Donald Trump! DSA makes the lists! And More!

DSA News

Northside Chicago, Southside Chicago, Greater Oak Park and more.

Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 170.1 -- 02.02.2017

0. DSA News

Anti-Inaugural Chicago
Women's March on Chicago
Introduction to Democratic Socialism
Immigrant Ban Protests by Chelsea Anderson
DSA in the News compiled by Bob Roman

1. Politics

Anti-Inaugural Address for Daley Plaza by Alec Hudson
Demonstrations! Who Need 'Em?
A Welcoming Illinois
Know Your Rights
Poisoned at the Roots
A Left Vision for Trade

2. People

Sue Purrington

3. Democratic Socialism

Every Part of Us Has Parts
War on Workers
Why Are There No Capitalist Holidays? by Aaron Armitage

4. Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 170.2 -- 02.14.2017

0. DSA News

West Suburban Illinois DSA by Sam Miemczewski
DSA in the News by Bob Roman
Chicago DSA Facebook Group
(Political) Education Summit
No Ban! No Wall! DSA Builds Activist Response to Trump's Actions

1. Politics

Be the Change Congress Needs by Tom Broderick
History Has Been Hacked
This Is What Democracy Looks Like

Protest Chicago by Jodie Eason

2. Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 170.3 -- 02.28.2017

0. DSA News

After the Ellison Defeat
Planned Inequality

Northside Chicago Branch by Bob Roman
DSA in the News by Bob Roman

1. Politics

The U.S. Economy in 2016
It's Only a Law, Unless...
Rauner & the Legacy of PATCO
The Alabamafication of America

2. Ars Politica

"I Am Not Your Negro"

3. Democratic Socialism

Socialism and Apple Pie

4. Upcoming Events of Interest

New Ground 170.4 -- 03.15.2017

0. DSA News

DSA in the News compiled by Bob Roman
The Bowletariats! by Caroline Reid
Igniting the Socialist Resistance Against Trump
Socialist International

1. Politics

Raise the Minimum Wage
Keep Illinois Working
Trump's War on Dissent

2. Democratic Socialism

No Easy Answers

3. Upcoming Events of Interest

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