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Elon Exposed: How Tesla & SpaceX Thrive off Taxpayer Dollars

Check out one of d@w-DC’s members on RT America’s broadcast! Anya Parampil reports on billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s recent comments that he supports President Trump’s decision to create a “Space Force” branch of the military. Anya explains that while many of us associate the Space Force with military expansion, Musk likely sees the initiative as an opportunity to win government contracts, breaking down how his SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity companies thrive off taxpayer money. Kevin Gustafson, organizer with Democracy at Work DC, joins In Question to trace the source of Musk’s wealth and discuss the poor working conditions faced by many of his employees.

One of d@w-DC’s member explores the idea that if democracy is an ideal that is worth aspiring to, than the workplace would be the first place where it should be allowed. Worker cooperatives offer an antidote to the ills of to today’s economic systems.

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Free Film Screening – Oct 29

What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? We’re hosting a FREE screening of A New Economy, a 2016 documentary film that explores the worker cooperative model through the stories of seven businesses striving to put people over profits.

Tickets to this free movie are not required, but RSVPs are appreciated.

Monday, October 29th, 6:30-8:30pm
West End Library in the “WEE” Meeting Room
2301 L ST NW, Washington, DC 20037

Please join us to see what a new economy can look like. A short discussion of the film will follow the screening. Enjoy the trailer!

All Things Coop Podcast: Episode 1

All Things Coop is the new podcast put on by Democracy at Work DC where members of d@w-DC and guests discuss…well…everything coop. From theoretical and philosophical conversations about political economy and the relations of production, to on-the-ground interviews with cooperative workers, All Things Coop aims to appeal to a wide audience of activists, organizers, workers, and students to be better educated and motivated to creating a new cooperative society.

Episode 1 – Introductions

In the inaugural episode of All Things Coop the hosts KG and Rip introduce themselves and the podcasts. They discuss what they want to achieve with the podcast and go into some detail about who they are and why the support worker cooperatives. Come meet the hosts of All Things Coop!

Join d@w-DC this Sunday as we present our organization at the August Metro D.C. Democratic Socialists of America meeting! We look forward to seeing you there! Metro DC DSA Monthly General Body Meeting Sunday, Aug 19, 2018, 3:00… Read More