The week of September 18th through 24th tested the small, but dedicated numbers of the CSP and Young People’s Socialist League with emergency volunteer work, two co-organized events, (including a rally), and a meeting. Despite the last minute addition of organizing a donation drive following 7 cases of arson in Pilsen that displaced 25 people, we were able to both raise supplies and housing for some of those affected, putting our principles of direct action to work.
Chicago In Solidarity with Standing Rock
The Chicago Socialist Party, and YPSL stand strongly in support of the united nations of Native American peoples in Cannon Ball, North Dakota bravely standing against, and at times, physically disrupting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which seeks to snake its way across a large part of the Midwest and deliver oil to Illinois, which without a doubt spells danger for the environment and the people dependent on it.
Black Lives Matter
The People of Color Commission, an official commission within the Socialist Party USA has issued a statement of solidarity with the actions and message of the Black Lives Matter movement and its importance to the ongoing fight for freedom and justice for all.
Four families have just lost their homes today in a large fire in Pilsen that damaged two buildings, collapsing one of them at 2036 w 21st place. The daughter of the landlord is raising funds for these families and every penny will go directly to them. If you could, we would encourage you to help out these families in need who have just lost their homes. We have provided the link below that will take you to the Gofundme page. We thank you for your solidarity! If you have any questions please contact Anna Lopez on her facebook page.
DONATE TO HELP THESE FAMILIES
You can now donate directly to the Chicago Socialist Party through our GoFundMe!
TW: VIOLENCE, TRAGEDY
With Pride month just about wrapping up, the hate inspired Brexit masses growing in numbers, and the situation all over Mexico, especially Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, it is almost imperative to speak on these things as leftists, radicals and activists.