abril 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.

marzo 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…

marzo 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.

marzo 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.

marzo 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…

marzo 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…

marzo 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…

enero 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!…

enero 5, 2024

From The National Director — Our Task This New Year

Biden just recently bypassed Congress to rush 14,000 tank shells to Israel and AIPAC pledges to take out the Squad. Meanwhile, Trump boasts openly of his plans to invoke the Insurrection Act and become a dictator. What is a democratic socialist organization to do less than a year before the presidential election? DSA operates on…

enero 5, 2024

Winning In Hard Times – Building A Brighter Future In The New Year

DSA members are serious about building working class power. That’s why, at this year’s National Convention, DSA members voted to create full-time, paid positions for two political leadership positions – National Co-Chairs! Meet Ashik and Megan, your new National Co-Chairs, and hear how DSA committees, chapters, and campaigns had wins in hard times during 2023,…