May 6, 2024

Fighting the Security State at the Southern Border

Layers of concertina wire added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border near Nogales, AZ, February 4, 2019. Photo: Robert Bushell, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The border policies of both the Democratic and Republican Parties have increasingly converged and support the “border-industrial-complex.” We can’t fight for socialism without fighting against this solidarity-splintering idea.


April 19, 2024

Union Solidarity with Gaza Under Attack

Association of Legal Aid Attorneys members rally in March 2018 to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement out of New York City courtrooms.

Hostile attention on a ceasefire resolution from the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys threatens labor’s right to political expression.


April 10, 2024

History of the DSA Budget 2017-2020

DSA’s National Political Committee recently finalized the national organization’s 2024 budget. A brief history of DSA’s national budget during its years of peak growth highlights the reoccurring challenges within the budgeting process.


March 29, 2024

In Memory of Herbert Shore

Black and white photograph of Herbert Shore.

Herbert Shore was a founding member of DSA in 1982 and of the San Diego chapter until he passed away in February of 2024. November 18, 1939 – February 12, 2024 In Herb’s own words “I was born in 1939 in Brooklyn, New York to secular, Jewish, working class parents. My parents were not actually…


March 22, 2024

Biden’s Bloody Choice in Gaza

March in support of Palestine in NYC

American complicity is rooted in decades of US investment in Israeli apartheid — and Biden’s personal commitment. He won’t blink unless we make him.


March 21, 2024

A Journey to Chapterhood in Lancaster, Pa.

Since December 2023, Brett Chalupa has been documenting the process of restarting a chapter in the Lancaster, Pa., region on the National Discussion Forums. The following is an excerpt adapted from his posts.


March 20, 2024

Atlanta DSA works to “Stop Cop City”

Since 2021, working people in Atlanta have been fighting against the mayor’s plans to build Cop City, a $90 million militarized police training center. Atlanta city government aims to demolish large parts of the South River Forest, land from which the Muscogee Creek people were forcibly displaced, and build the new cop fortress on the…


March 19, 2024

Maria Svart built DSA

Maria Svart at a 2011 YDS summer conference in Wurtsboro, N.Y.

In the mid-aughts, as New York City DSA struggled to rebuild as a chapter, the late Michael Hirsch, then a national DSA leader, remarked in a planning discussion that “the only presentable person we have is Maria.” That Maria, of course, was Maria Svart. At the time, Maria was the co-chair of Young Democratic Socialists…