Who We Are

Boston DSA is the Eastern MA chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.

 

We are working against the oppressive capitalist system in its many forms. We see these oppressions — economic inequality, patriarchy, white supremacy, to name a few — as interlinked, intersecting, and inseparable.

 

Join us in building mass movements for the world we deserve and growing an openly socialist presence in communities and politics in the Greater Boston Area.

 

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Join a Boston DSA Working Group

Boston DSA’s working groups carry out the external political work of the chapter. Working groups are centered strategies such as labor organizing (supporting striking workers and educators) or socialist electoral politics (challenging the legislative system). Learn about the working groups and find your organizing home within the chapter.

Protesters march through the streets of Boston holding signs that say "A Better World if Possible Democratic Socialists of America" and "Boston DSA Supports a Free Palestine"

Working Group Spotlight: Palestine

Join the Palestine Working Group! We’re fighting Warren and Markey by building a mass base around three critical issues – a permanent ceasefire, ending weapons shipments to Israel, and delivering immediate relief for Gaza. For the first time in history, the American people are on the side of Palestine – help us organize them!

Recent Endorsements

Tell BU: Cancel Zaslav

Tell BU: Cancel Zaslav

Boston DSA endorses the picket of David Zaslav at Boston University's 2023 Commencement. Boston University YDSA, Boston DSA, BU Grad Workers Union, DSA-LA Hollywood Labor are telling Boston University that David Zaslav should not be their 2023 Commencement Speaker....

Related News & Updates

Boston DSA official statement on the motion to expel Mike Connolly

An Update from the Community Safety Priority

Greetings from the Community Safety Priority Implementation Team. We are nearly halfway through the year, and we would like to send an update to the chapter about what we’ve been up to and what we have coming up. First of all, we are pleased to announce Digital...

Upcoming Events

  • Healthcare Working Group Meeting

    June 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Online

    Attend a monthly meeting of the BDSA Healthcare Working Group. We'll be discussing our current projects, including our organizing around Medicare for All.

    *Link to RSVP on ActionNetwork:* https://actionnetwork.org/events/healthcare-working-group-meeting-37

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  • New Member Reading Group Session #2

    June 24, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Online

    Everyone new to socialist activism and/or Boston DSA is invited to a four session intro reading group on the basics of socialism, based on Jacobin's pamphlet, “The ABC’s of Socialism”.

    The group starts on Monday, June 17th and runs for four weeks (6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8). All sessions are 7:00-8:30 PM.
    To Register:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrfumrqj8iE9OVf7XLVQglBuza7EtXYaxq

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    Each session will discuss a few questions raised in “ABCs” that you may encounter when discussing socialism with workmates, family members or fellow activists.
    Topics will include: “Why do socialists talk so much about workers?”, “Doesn’t socialism always end in dictatorship?”, and “Don’t the rich deserve to keep most of their money?”
    The goal of this reading group is to provide a basic knowledge of socialist goals and analysis through a brief, accessible text and to help motivate new DSA members get more deeply involved in the work of our chapter.
    "The ABCs of Socialism" can be downloaded here:

    https://s3.jacobinmag.com/issues/jacobin-abcs.pd

    Reading schedule for each session:
    June 17
    “Isn’t America already kind of socialist?”
    “But at least capitalism is free and democratic, right?”
    June 24
    “Why do socialists talk so much about workers?”
    “Don’t the rich deserve to keep all of their money?”
    July 1
    “What about racism? Don’t socialists only care about class?
    “Doesn’t socialism always end up in dictatorship?
    “Wouldn’t a more democratic world just mean a bigger environmental crisis?
    “Is socialism a western concept?”
    July 8
    “Aren’t socialism and feminism sometimes in conflict?”
    “Will socialists take my Kenny Loggins records?”
    “Will socialism be boring?”

    *Link to RSVP on ActionNetwork:* https://actionnetwork.org/events/new-member-reading-group-session-2-3

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