Statements

DSA endorses Labour Party/Jeremy Corbyn in upcoming UK Elections

On December 12, 2019, voters in the United Kingdom will go to the polls in what promises to be an era-defining election. The incumbent Tory government, led by Boris Johnson, has been an unmitigated fiasco, bungling Brexit while neglecting institutions and communities in desperate need of investment and support. In this regard, Johnson has merely…

DSA Denounces U.S. Military Aid to the Duterte Regime of the Philippines

The Trump administration callously continues to support the strong-arm rule of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose brutal “War on Drugs” and other anti-people campaigns have taken the lives of over 29,000 urban poor, peasants, workers, indigenous and environmental activists as well as human rights defenders, religious leaders, and peace advocates. As of November 2018, there…

DSA Red Deal Statement of Endorsement

The Democratic Socialists of America is proud to endorse The Red Deal, an indigenous centered set of policy recommendations that was written by The Red Nation. We are also proud to endorse the work of The Red Nation and commit to a long-term partnership with them in the furtherance of decolonizing our society. The Red Nation…

Statement of Solidarity with the Chilean People

The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the Chilean people in the face of massive human rights violations in the wake of the recent uprising that has moved to a general strike. The Chilean government and its billionaire president Sebastian Piñera — who himself made a fortune off the so-called liberalization of the…

DSA Statement on Coup in Bolivia

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns in the strongest terms the military coup in Bolivia that forced President Evo Morales to resign on November 10, along with Vice President Álvaro García-Linera, the leaders of the Bolivia Senate and Chamber of Deputies, as well as a host of government ministers. All were under personal threat of…

Solidarity with Striking UK Postal Workers at the Royal Mail Group

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) stands in solidarity with 110,000 UK postal workers, represented by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), who have voted to strike at the Royal Mail Group, which was recently privatized by a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. CWU’s previous “Four Pillars” contract with the Royal Mail Group, agreed upon less than two…

Boston DSA Statement on the Events Surrounding the Straight Pride Parade

Originally written and posted by the Direct Action, De-escalation, and Security Committee of Boston DSA (DADS) September 30, 2019. Endorsed by the DSA National Political Committee. On Saturday, August 31st, around 100 far-right activists marched through downtown Boston, flanked by hundreds of police, carrying a message of hatred and division.  Their “Straight Pride Parade,” a…

DSA Rejects Georgia Tech’s Censorship of Young Democratic Socialists

Over the last 6 months, the Young Democratic Socialists of America at Georgia Tech (YDSA GT) has been targeted by an unlawful campaign of intimidation and political repression by Georgia Tech’s administration in retaliation for hosting Jewish and Palestinian speakers who criticized Israel’s unlawful military occupation of Palestine. The administration’s campaign centers around a politically…

Ocasio-Cortez and Omar endorse Bernie and the political revolution

In a watershed moment in our movement for economic, environmental, racial, and social justice, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders for president. DSA member Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is expected to endorse as well. For decades, Bernie has…

DSA National Political Committee (NPC) Statement on Impeachment

As we approach our first meeting of our 2019-2021 term, we, the National Political Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America, want to come together to acknowledge the political moment in which we find ourselves. Currently, the Democratic Party is inching towards alignment around the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Democrats holding power only responded…