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…


March 18, 2024

Victory for Student Workers and YDSA at the University of Oregon

In October 2023, undergraduate student workers at the University of Oregon (UO) made history when they cast ballots to form a union, UO Student Workers (UOSW). The union comprises around 4,900 student workers in every workplace around campus: dining halls, student housing, the rec center, research and teaching assistants, and many others. UOSW isn’t the…


January 5, 2024

Chapter And Verse: Ohio Statewide Organizing Protects Abortion Rights

Columbus DSA members canvass for abortion rights. Group photo of Columbus DSA members of different ages, genders, and races, several with raised fists. DSA electoral organizer Milo is in the background.

This issue’s spotlight is on our Ohio chapters, which organized together throughout 2023 for a major abortion rights win in a battleground state. Throughout the spring and summer, our Ohio chapters took a strong stand against a measure which would have made all future ballot initiative work in the state impossible — and defeated it!…