The Democratic Socialists of America Los Angeles Chapter seeks to create a system based on justice and equality for all people.

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February 24, 2024 at 3:53 AM

Labor Gains at California Universities + Private LA Gondola Project Advances — Thorn West: Issue No. 192

    The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most import…
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February 17, 2024 at 4:05 AM

Ahead of Election, Reactionaries Mobilize Against Measure HLA + Progressive Councilmembers — Thorn West: Issue No. 191

    The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most import…
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February 15, 2024 at 2:26 AM

Happy Valentine's Day + February Events

"At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality." - Che Guevara, 1965 Socialism and Man in Cuba …
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February 10, 2024 at 2:33 AM

DSA-LA Voter Guide Drops + Re-Criminalization of Houselessness Advances Statewide — Thorn West: Issue No. 190

  The Thorn West is looking for a copy editor! Email [email protected] if you're interested (and have some free minutes on Friday afternoons!)   The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members…
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February 4, 2024 at 7:54 PM

Letter of Censure - Nithya Raman

Letter of Censure - Nithya Raman   A letter of censure has been issued to DSA-LA Member and Los Angeles Councilmember Nithya Raman. Members voted to censure Nithya Raman on 1/31. Access the letter by clicking the button below. …
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January 27, 2024 at 3:02 AM

Council Approves Elimination of Many Unstaffed Positions + CSU Strike Ends With Tentative Agreement — Thorn West: Issue No. 189

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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January 27, 2024 at 1:27 AM

This Week in Socialism + BALLOT DROP

This Week in Socialism   BALLOTS DROP IN 10 DAYS! Time to pound the pavement for the DSA-LA 2024 Slate! Walk, knock, and talk to voters with Ysabel Jurado, Karla Griego, and Kahllid Al-…
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January 20, 2024 at 3:29 AM

Former LA Sheriff Villanueva Testifies About Deputy Gangs + More Layoffs Hit LA Journalism — Thorn West: Issue No. 188

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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January 19, 2024 at 6:31 PM

Chapter Meeting + January Events Blast

Chapter Meeting + January Events Blast Saturday Chapter Meeting + January Events Blast   See you this Saturday, 11:00am - 2:00pm in Koreatown for DSA-LA's January Chapter Meeting!   Meet…
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January 13, 2024 at 3:08 AM

Austerity Budgeting + Supreme Court Threaten Gains on Climate and Housing — Thorn West: Issue No. 187

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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January 6, 2024 at 3:33 AM

LAPD Program Would Expand Surveillance + Street Vendor Activist Arrest — Thorn West: Issue No. 186

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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December 27, 2023 at 12:15 AM

No break in genocide: Join webinar for Palestinan liberation

Join us Thursday, 12/28 for a roundtable with organizers about how to contribute to their resistance work in 2024. Dear John, While Americans celebrate the holiday season with loved ones this year, our tax dollars continue to be used to build and ship bombs being use in the o…
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December 16, 2023 at 3:46 AM

Gaza Peace Protests Continue + CA Projects Budget Deficit — Thorn West: Issue No. 185

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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December 13, 2023 at 6:41 PM

Electoral and Social Events This Week!

End the year with DSA-LA! Dear John, This Saturday! Canvass and party with us! Saturday, December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm With 2023 winding down, we wanted to take some time to celebrate all that we've accomplished together the year! That's why we're inviting you to join us…
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December 2, 2023 at 3:21 AM

City Gov. Reform Agenda Has Advances + Setbacks — Thorn West: Issue No. 184

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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November 18, 2023 at 3:10 AM

Fire Under 10 Freeway + Election Season Enters New Phase — Thorn West: Issue No. 183

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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November 11, 2023 at 5:01 AM

SAG-AFTRA Strike Ends with Tentative Agreement + Ethics Investigation Proceeds for CM Lee — Thorn West: Issue No. 182

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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November 6, 2023 at 10:04 PM

This Saturday is our Chapter Meeting!

Events this week Dear John, This Saturday, November 11 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, is our Autumn Chapter Meeting! Thank you so much for your patience as we had to reschedule the original date. At this meeting, we will be having political education and conversation about Palest…
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November 4, 2023 at 2:56 AM

Coming RSO Rent Increase Decreased, But Not Delayed + Scandal in CD14 Race — Thorn West: Issue No. 181

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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October 28, 2023 at 3:15 AM

Measure ULA + Metro Transit Ambassador Program Clear Major Hurdles — Thorn West: Issue No. 180

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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October 21, 2023 at 2:57 AM

City + State Advance Carceral Solutions to Houslessness — Thorn West: Issue No. 179

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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October 14, 2023 at 3:11 AM

Gov Newsom High Veto Rate + One Year Anniversary of Fed Tapes — Thorn West: Issue No. 178

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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October 7, 2023 at 2:26 AM

CM Lee Accused of Ethics Violations + Newsom Appoints Former Consultant to Open Senate Seat — Thorn West: Issue No. 177

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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September 30, 2023 at 2:05 AM

WGA Strike Ends With 'Exceptional' Tentative Agreement + CA Senator Diane Feinstein Dies at 90 — Thorn West: Issue No. 176

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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September 29, 2023 at 9:53 PM

March with us this weekend!

Canvass for free transit and march for tenant power Dear Friend, Join us this weekend to march for tenant power and canvass for free transit! Tenant & Worker Solidarity March: Because the Rent is Too High & the Wages are Too Low!! In the midst of historic strikes ac…
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September 25, 2023 at 8:28 PM

SOLIDARITY SEASON updates!

Dear Friend, Yesterday, after 146 long days of striking, the bargaining committee of the Writers Guild of America agreed to a tentative agreement with the studio bosses. Our chapter offers congratulations and solidarity to WGA leadership for reaching this crucial step towards …
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September 23, 2023 at 2:02 AM

Renters Assistance Fund Opens in LA + California Cities Petition Supreme Court — Thorn West: Issue No. 175

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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September 16, 2023 at 2:51 AM

Significant Labor + Climate Bills pass at Close of 2023 State Leg. Session — Thorn West: Issue No. 174

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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September 9, 2023 at 3:18 AM

State Leg. Session Closing + DSA-LA Candidate Forum This Weekend — Thorn West: Issue No. 173

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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September 8, 2023 at 4:23 PM

This weekend! Supply Chain School and Candidate Endorsement Forum

Cross-chapter social tonight! Hello, Friend! TOMORROW! 🏗️ From the Port to warehouses: Learn about the supply chain in SoCal! 📦 **NOTE LOCATION CHANGE** From the Port of LA and Long Beach to the endless warehouses of the Inland Empire, the supply chain in Southern California …
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September 2, 2023 at 2:10 AM

Report on LA City Council Expansion + DSA-LA Endorsement Process Begins for 2024 Races — Thorn West: Issue No. 172

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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August 31, 2023 at 7:53 PM

SAVE THE DATES this September!

Hello, Friend! We have two exciting and important DSA-LA events coming next weekend, and we want to make sure you're able to join us! 🏗️ From the Port to warehouses: Learn about the supply chain in SoCal! 📦 From the Port of LA and Long Beach to the endless warehouses of the I…
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August 26, 2023 at 3:15 AM

City Council Approves LAPD Contract, Adding Another Billion Dollars to Police Budget + New Data on LA Evictions — Thorn West: Issue No. 171

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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August 21, 2023 at 11:08 PM

Tell LA Politicians to Fund Services, Not a Failed System of Policing!

Plus: Rally to protect LGBTQ+ youth!   ACTION NEEDED!! Fund City Resources, Not a Failed System of Policing! On August 23rd, the Los Angeles City Council is voting to DOUBLE DOWN on a failed model of public safety, pr…
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August 19, 2023 at 1:25 AM

Tropical Storm Warning for SoCal + State Leg. Returns from Recess — Thorn West: Issue No. 170

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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August 12, 2023 at 2:02 AM

High Vacancy Rate in City Staffing Aggravating Housing Crisis + Causing Labor Burnout — Thorn West: Issue No. 169

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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August 6, 2023 at 10:21 PM

March for tenant rights this week!

This week at DSA-LA   March for tenants tomorrow! Monday, August 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Join DSA-LA and LATU for a march in Koreatown, what Nury Martinez called “the renters’ district”, to protest the Housin…
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August 5, 2023 at 2:57 AM

Hotel Workers Call on TSwift + Tentative LAPD Contract Contains Massive Increase in Starting Pay — Thorn West: Issue No. 168

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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August 1, 2023 at 10:37 PM

Re: Important upcoming Housing actions!

Fixed link!! Now with the actual correct link for the CD13 event!! Sorry folks, it's just one of those days -- thanks for bearing with all the emails :) Solidarity! -Lori D, Comms Director   FIXED LINK!! DSA for Hugo Soto-Martinez:…
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August 1, 2023 at 9:13 PM

Re: Important upcoming Housing actions!

This week at DSA-LA Hi comrade, sorry for the second email!! We accidentally left out two important things: tenant resources and getting involved with CD13.   RESOURCES FOR TENANTS Today, tenants across Los Angeles who suf…
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August 1, 2023 at 8:32 PM

Important upcoming Housing actions!

This week at DSA-LA Happy August! Read on for important upcoming housing actions, as well as updates on striking workers and August Branch Meetings!   Our Statement on the August 1st Debt Deadline On August 1st, tenants ac…
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July 29, 2023 at 2:32 AM

CA Rent Control Measure Qualifies for '24 Ballot + Sunset of Eviction Protections in LA — Thorn West: Issue No. 167

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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July 25, 2023 at 11:27 PM

FREE & FREQUENT TRANSIT FOR ALL!

This week at DSA-LA   Fare-Free Rally at the Metro Board Meeting Thursday, July 27, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Public transit must be for the masses – used by as many people as possible — to bring working p…
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July 22, 2023 at 2:09 AM

Teamster Rally in DTLA + County Dramatically Curtails Use of Cash Bail— Thorn West: Issue No. 166

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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July 19, 2023 at 1:38 AM

Rally with the Teamsters tomorrow!

It's a historic strike summer!   UPS Teamsters Rally for a Fair Contract! Wednesday, July 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am The UPS Teamsters are rapidly approaching the end of their nationwide contract! There …
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July 15, 2023 at 4:02 AM

SAG-AFTRA Strikes + County BOS Advances Tenants' Right to Counsel — Thorn West: Issue No. 164

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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July 13, 2023 at 7:15 PM

HOLLYWOOD IS ON STRIKE!

Dear Friend, BREAKING NEWS! SAG-AFTRA has gone on strike! The Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists represents over 160,000 entertainment workers across the United States. And tomorrow, their members will walk off their jobs and shut down…
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July 3, 2023 at 12:24 AM

Red Hot Socialist Summer is BACK!

Hello, Friend! Summer is here, and workers are turning up the HEAT on the bosses! 🌡️ This morning, hotel and hospitality workers across Los Angeles walked off the job and went on strike! The workers of Unite HERE Local 11 have been bargaining with the hotel industry to deman…
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July 1, 2023 at 2:21 AM

LAHSA Homeless Count Findings Released + New CM In CD6 — Thorn West: Issue No. 164

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…
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June 24, 2023 at 2:48 AM

Major Study Dispels Myths on Houselessness + Mass Arrests at Labor Action — Thorn West: Issue No. 163

  The Thorn West is a state and local news roundup compiled by members of DSA-LA. Our goal is to provide a weekly update on the latest developments in state and local politics, and to track the issues that are most important to our members…