Poor Texans are going to suffer the most in Harvey, thanks to state politics

By Tawny Tidwell

Earlier this week, I was holed up on high ground in Houston, riding out what meteorologists are calling an unprecedented flooding disaster brought on by Hurricane Harvey. My place has, so far, stayed relatively dry. But I have had to step out to lend a folding ladder to a friend, who drove a circuitous route to borrow it to fix his gutters, and lessen the chances of water cascading into his home. Other friends of mine are stranded on the second floors of their homes, crossing their fingers that waters don’t rise; many more are on their roofs awaiting rescue or already in shelters. Continue reading “Poor Texans are going to suffer the most in Harvey, thanks to state politics”

Harvey Relief

As Harvey sits over Texas, the destruction of local Southeast Texas communities continues. We in the Houston chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America are organizing aid efforts for those affected by the storm. With severe initial damage in the region around Rockport and Corpus Christi, Harvey is stalling over Southeast Texas and will bring flooding rains over the next few days to the whole region. This will extend and exacerbate the disaster.

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DSA Reading Group: Jacobin’s The ABC’s of Socialism Pt. 2

Hello Comrades!

We will be having our next reading group on Monday March 13th at 7:00 PM.  The event will be held at:

Daiquiri Explosion

9223 Main St

Houston, TX 77025

We will continue to discuss Jacobin’s ABC’s of Socialism, available for download or purchase.

Last week we got through roughly the first 3 sections (~30 pages).  We’ll continue our discussion where we left off with Chapters 4-6.

Hope to see everyone there!  And feel free to bring friends, even if they are not DSA members.  We want this to be an educational and welcoming experience for all.

1st Reading Group: Jacobin’s The ABC’s of Socialism Pt. 1

Hello Comrades!

We will be having our 1st reading group session on Monday February 27th at 7:00 PM, location:

 

Chacho’s Mexican Restaurant

2700 S Loop W Fwy, Houston, TX 77054

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We will be reading roughly the first half of Jacobin’s ABC’s of Socialism, which you can download or purchase.

We will be covering the first 6 sections plus the introduction bringing us up to about page 60.  In the following session, we will cover the remainder.  We understand this is short notice, so read what you can.  No big deal if you don’t get through everything by Monday.

Hope to see everyone there!  And feel free to bring friends, even if they are not DSA members.  We want this to be an educational and welcoming experience for all.