Episode 53: “Caucus Circus”

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In this edition of Coffee with Comrades, Pearson and Mel are joined by John of the Chicago South-Side DSA, Chicago IWW, UC Labor Council, National Nurses United, and Tenants United, Hyde Park to chat about the upcoming 2019 DSA National Convention. But, first, some current events:  

John chats with us about organizing in Chicago, the major caucuses in the DSA, the “big tent” approach to building a mass movement, the evolution of the DSA, ideological tension, diversity of tactics, and the struggles ahead. 


  • Intro: “I Ain’t Got No Home in this World” by Woody Guthrie 
  • Interlude: “Burn it Down ft. Caleb Shomo” by Silverstein 
  • Outro: “Fortune Teller” by Stray From the Path