Electoral Working Group

For this episode we spoke to very busy CDSA Electoral Working co-chair Ada Vargas. We started out discussing the recent action at Gary International Airport that stopped deportation flights for the day and brought media attention to the issue. Then we talked about what the election of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez means for Chicago politics, particularly the 2019 Aldermanic and Mayoral elections.

Danny Postel Interviews Gilbert Achcar

MENA Assistant Director, Northwestern University and DSA member Danny Postel interviews author Gilbert Achcar on the subject of the continuing consequences of the Arab Spring and Achcar’s most recent book, Morbid Symptoms. Recorded July 10, 2018 at After-Words Books in Chicago.



Toxic Masculinity

The noisy socialist feminists are back and they’re talking Incels, Loss memes, lobsters, feminism for men and taking off their shirts


rape threats/ sexual assault, violence against women

French Cinema after May ’68

Student protests in the streets of Paris in May 1968 set off a chain reaction of civil unrest and labor activism that, to one degree or another, died out less than a month later. We weren’t there, so we watched the films by the people who were, and tried to figure out our place in that history. We watched and discussed three films:




Chicago 1968 – Fifty Years Later

Fifty years after Chicago was rocked by popular demonstrations and police violence, we look back at a year that changed our city. Through the month of May, we’ll be interviewing the people who were there on the street when the police charged in, and publishing episodes about the legacies of the youth movement, international parallels and the utopian thinking of that year. Our first interview is Chicago documentary filmmaker Peter Kuttner, who spoke to us at this year’s May Day march.