Hey everyone, my name is Kolt Day. Recently, my article/essay “Money, the God” was published on The Activist. I'm excited to announce that since then, in coöperation with Sean Bailey and The Activist, I've been given the fantastic opportunity to write a weekly column to be titled “The Movement Starts Here”.
by Cade Olmstead
The Iowa caucuses are a landmark occasion of the American election cycle. Many hear about it across the country but few get the opportunity to experience it. As an Iowan, I know all too well about the hype of the Iowa Caucus, and this year, with my turning 18, I was able to engage more fully in the electoral process through volunteering my time with the Bernie Sanders campaign and caucusing at my local precinct. Additionally, this experience has given me inspiration in continuing democratic socialist movement in the United States beyond the Sanders campaign.
by Kolt Day
We are all conquerors in the permanent pursuit of the precious lifeblood of modernity: money. Poverty is absolute in its relativity, a manifestation of a lack of possession; the regrettable part is that this deprivation of essentials is perhaps completely unnecessary now and will only become more unnecessary as time, natural catalyst to hope and creation, rolls on.
By Louis Messina
The 2016 national YDS Winter Conference, aptly titled “Generation Left: Millennials Building the Next Socialist Movement”, was a powerful demonstration of the widespread excitement and motivation that is growing in today’s Left, especially among its youth leaders. The conference was held at the MayDay Community Center in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn from February 12 to 14th. The event served as a successful forum for education, networking, and camaraderie of over 100 young activists and socialists.
by Eli Barrish
College students don’t vote. Why? Ignorance, apathy, and excessive drinking usually take the blame. But among my friends, these traits (at least, the first two) are uncommon. Young socialists tend to be politically savvy and not remotely apathetic. Yet many decline to vote. Again—why do campuses’ most politically and socially aware students refuse to participate in elections?