Statements

NPC Minutes July 5, 2018

The NPC held a phone meeting July 5, 2018 on the new member surge after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s win and electoral strategy for the 2018 midterms. You can find the minutes here.

NPC Minutes June 6, 2018

The NPC held a phone meeting on June 6, 2018 to discuss vacancies on the NPC and the nominations process. You can find the minutes here.

The Democratic Socialists of America calls on the United States to end support for the Saudi-led criminal military intervention in Yemen

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia and its military “coalition” have been committing atrocities in Yemen on a colossal scale — bombing hospitals, health clinics, schools, factories, markets, weddings, funerals, residential areas, even school buses, and killing thousands of civilians. This unrelenting assault, coupled with a suffocating naval blockade, has created “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of…

DSA Condemns Israeli Airstrikes in Gaza

DSA condemns the heaviest Israeli airstrikes in Gaza since 2014, which have killed at least six people and destroyed scores of buildings, including the TV station Al-Aqsa TV. These most recent attacks are part of an escalation of violence that began when a team of Israeli commandos killed seven Hamas members, including a commander, in a clandestine…

NPC Statement on 2018 Elections

Yesterday democratic socialists fought and won inspiring election campaigns across the country, representing the rebirth of the American socialist movement after generations in retreat. Most significantly, DSA members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York and Rashida Tlaib in Michigan were officially elected as members of Congress, and Summer Lee, Gabriel Acevero, Mike Sylvester and many other…

DSA Steering Committee Resolution on the Violence of the Last Week

In the last week we have witnessed so many acts of violence that it makes us weep in despair and anger, but as Mother Jones told us, “mourn the dead, and fight like hell for the living.” In that, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh has shown us the way. Their solidarity and support…

DSA Statement: Transgender People Will Not be Erased

DSA condemns the attack by the Trump administration on the rights of transgender and genderqueer people. A recent memo proposing to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX presents another threat by this administration to repeal the rights of people in the LGBTQIA+ communities. The memo from the Department of Health and Human…

Statement on Central American Caravan/DSA se solidariza con la actual caravana centroamericana en un éxodo a los Estados Unidos

DSA stands in solidarity with the current Central American caravan on an exodus to the United States. As a result of U.S. intervention and imperialism, political turmoil in Honduras and Nicaragua, and capitalist-driven environmental destruction in Guatemala and El Salvador, migrants have been forced to either flee or stay in a capitalist-made laboratory of violence.…

Free Max Zirngast! DSA Condemns Political Repression of Journalists and Dissidents in Turkey

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the Turkish government’s imprisonment of Max Zirngast, an Austrian socialist, journalist, and student. Zirngast — who has written for a variety of publications, including the American socialist magazine Jacobin — was arrested on September 11 by Turkish anti-terror police at his apartment in Ankara along with three other activists.…

DSA statement in support of workers on strike at Marriott

Democratic Socialists of America stands strongly in support of nearly 8,000 hotel workers of UNITE HERE on strike at Marriott for a fair and livable wage and safe working conditions. Marriott is the largest and wealthiest hotel company in the world, with more employees than Facebook, Microsoft, or Boeing. The company profits have increased 279%…