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March for Our Lives: March with Socialists
March 24, 2018 @ 5:30 am - 8:30 am CDT
Members of Chicago DSA are marching with our comrades in ISO and Socialist Alternative in the March for Our Lives presenting an alternative to the liberal vision of simply gun control and the 2018 elections looking to build a socialist movement.
The horrific tragedy of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School has unleashed a wave of protests led largely by youth around the country. Their organizing is what has thus far made sure that the issue of gun violence is not swept under the rug by politicians and right wing organizations like the NRA.
Building a mass movement is what will be required to change society. That society requires a socialist solution to the violent world of capitalism. The solution for safety is not more cops in schools but arming teachers with the resources they need. The solution is not spending millions on academies for police but more schools, social workers, and programing for youth. The solution for a safe society has to include a discussion about the vast amounts of money the Democrats and Republicans spent to wage wars abroad. We need a world organized for people’s needs not corporate profits.
*Meet at the southwest corner of Union Park (Washington & Ashland)!*