Saturday, February 20th
1-3pm (followed by canvass)
As the rise in popularity of Bernie Sanders over the last six months has confirmed , American Voters are excited about the possibility of a Sanders presidency. Despite the stigma once attached to his identification with Democratic Socialism, he continues to surge in the polls, raise record-breaking amounts of grassroots donations and draw tens of thousands to volunteer and attend events. Sanders is calling, explicitly, for a “political revolution.” But what does that mean? Join us as we bring activists together to discuss the nature and limits of the U.S. political system, the power of democratic socialist ideas and how we can build a long lasting political movement to fight for radical change. Somerville for Bernie will lead a canvass in Somerville directly following the training.
Download PDF Flyer HERE.
When: between 12:30 and 12:45, Saturday 12/12/15 Where: on the Public Garden side of Tremont St across from Avery St (between Park and Boylston Green Line Stations)
From November 29 to December 12, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate treaty. On December 12, people will come together from every corner of New England to call for bold climate solutions that create secure union jobs, strengthen community power and help build a more resilient future.
Meet up with other DSAers before the rally so we can get to know one another, and attend as a group.
DSA will meet between 12:30 and 12:45 on the Public Garden side of Tremont St across from Avery St (between Park and Boylston Green Line Stations). The rally begins at the Bandstand at 1:00 pm and is scheduled to run to 3:00.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 12:00pm
GAP, 200 State St. (Faneuil Hall GAP – Map)
Many of the 5000 garment factories in Bangladesh fail to meet basic safety standards. Workers in these deathtrap factories are at risk every day they go to work. The Gap and its subsidiaries are among the largest producers in Bangladesh. Since 2005, close to 1,400 Bangladeshi workers have died in entirely preventable factory fires and building collapses.
Gap is a major producer in Bangladesh and factory workers and their unions are urging Gap to sign on to the legally-binding Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement. This agreement would hold Gap accountable to the workers who make their apparel as well as their relatives who fear for the lives of their family members on a daily basis.
Join us on Saturday to call on the Gap to sign on to the Agreement and show respect to the factory workers who produce its apparel!
Sign the petition and learn more at www.gapdeathtraps.com/
For over 300 Bangladeshi workers killed in the April 25th Rana factory collapse
4:00: Vigil at Harvard Sq. T Station (Pit) 4:30: Picket outside Gap store (15 Brattle St. Cambridge)
Justice for Bangladeshi Workers!
What happened: Over 300 garment workers were killed and 2,000 impacted by a building collapse in Bangladesh last week, after being forced to work in a condemned building. Since 2006, 900 apparel workers have died in preventable factory fires.
What can be done here: Gap, Walmart and other major brands produce clothes in Bangladesh factories knowing these factories are death traps. PVH/Tommy Hilfiger and German retailer Tchibo have signed a legally-binding fire safety agreement that calls for independent fire inspections of all Bangladesh factories they use, requires them to pay for safety measures, and gives workers a say in how to accomplish it.
Gap and Walmart refuse to join that agreement. It’s time for Gap and Walmart to address their history of deadly negligence.
Sponsored by MassCOSH. Boston Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed this event.