Chris Lowe

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Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe... has worked as a professor of African and African American history, as a professional editor, and as a researcher for non-profits and trade unions. He conducted Ph.D. research in the 1980s and 1990s in Swaziland in southern Africa on Swazi politics in the colonial era. Organizing focuses have included the anti-apartheid movement, the Labor Party, anti-war organizing, and advocacy for public health and for universal publicly funded health care. Chris is active with Health Care for All Oregon, and serves on the board of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, in addition to his JwJ work.[1]

Officials Portland Tenants United

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2019 officials of Portland Tenants United,

DSA’s Cuba Letter

Chris Lowe signed an April 2003 Statement on Cuba, initiated and circulated[2] by prominent Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Leo Casey, calling for the lifting of trade sanctions against Cuba.

“a statement circulating among democratic left/socialist folks, largely by members of Democratic Socialists of America, condemning the recent trials and convictions of non-violent dissenters in Cuba”.

The petition criticized Cuba's poor human rights record, but shared the blame for Cuba's problems with reactionary elements of the U.S. administration...

The democratic left worldwide has opposed the U.S. embargo on Cuba as counterproductive, more harmful to the interests of the Cuban people than helpful to political democratization. The Cuban state's current repression of political dissidents amounts to collaboration with the most reactionary elements of the U.S. administration in their efforts to maintain sanctions and to institute even more punitive measures against Cuba.

Many of the petition's 120 odd signatories were known members of DSA.

Portland JwJ Executive Board

Portland Jobs with Justice Executive Board of 2015;[3]

Democratic Socialists of America Unity

Chris Lowe Oregon, supported the Democratic Socialists of America Unity grouping, established for the 2017 Democratic Socialists of America National Convention in Chicago.[4]

Portland DSA Facebook group

Members of Portland Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook page, as of March 2017 included Chris Lowe.

DSA connection

Portland Democratic Socialists of America, May 2, 2017.


At #pba17 this morning. No more cuts! People over profit! #ORpop — with Emily Von W. Gilbert, Chris Lowe, Connor Smith, Olivia Katbi Smith, Siobhan Burke, Jamie Partridge and Emily Golden-Fields.

DSA Social Democratic Caucus Caucus Closed FB group

Members of the DSA Social Democratic Caucus, closed Facebook group, as of March 2, 2018, included Chris Lowe[5]

Public Facebook group

Members of the Olympia Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook group, as of June 7, 2018 included Chris Lowe;[6]