Statements


April 20, 2021

The Derek Chauvin Verdict is Not Justice

The verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial is not justice. Justice looks like a world where George Floyd grows old, where Black people can live with dignity, where police no longer terrorize our streets. As they did today, cops will sacrifice their own in order to quell outrage and maintain trust. But justice will not…


April 12, 2021

For Daunte Wright/Para Daunte Wright

Not even a whole year after the public execution of George Floyd, the Brooklyn Center Police Department has murdered a Black man: Daunte Wright. The murder of Daunte occurring during the trial of the police officer who murdered George Floyd showcases how deeply entrenched this cycle of violence is not only in the Twin Cities…


March 31, 2021

Justice for Trans People Requires Power

DSA unequivocally condemns the legislative attacks on transgender youth and on transgender athletes of all ages in Arkansas and in 26 other states.  Legislatures in many of these states are trying to make the provision of lifesaving healthcare for young trans people illegal, forcing young people to disclose their identities to potentially-hostile parents to receive…


March 22, 2021

Solidarity with Bessemer Workers/Solidaridad con los Trabajadores de Bessemer

All eyes are on the workers of Bessemer, Alabama as they struggle against Amazon to win a union. These mostly Black and brown workers, a majority of whom are women, are in the midst of a seven-week union election ending on March 29th to affiliate with RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union.) While Amazon…


March 22, 2021

In Solidarity with Kshama Sawant

In Seattle a vicious campaign against working-class communities and politics is underway in the form of a campaign to recall Kshama Sawant. Sawant, the three-time elected city councilwoman, is a socialist, trade unionist, and community activist who has dared to run as an open independent socialist and take on Big Business. Sawant long championed the…


March 18, 2021

International Committee Secretariat of DSA Statement on Puerto Rico

In keeping with the precedent set by our last convention, the International Committee Secretariat of DSA advises the National Political Committee (NPC) not to approve the charter of a Puerto Rico DSA chapter. Furthermore, the Secretariat reaffirms its commitment to Puerto Rican decolonization, specifically through working with the existing left, socialist, and working-class organizations. Finally,…


March 17, 2021

In Grief and Solidarity/En Dolor y Solidaridad

We mourn the lives of the 8 people, including 6 Asian women, who were murdered last night in Georgia and send love to their families and communities. These attacks fit into a xenophobic pattern of anti-Asian violence that the capitalist class not only condones, but welcomes as a scapegoat for their complete inaction in the…


March 11, 2021

Dignity Not Desperation

When the winter storm hit a few weeks ago, all eyes were on Texas. Many were left without power, without heat, and without water for days at a time in the midst of freezing temperatures. The winter storm, too, was a direct result of capitalist-made climate change. The damage created a financial burden on the…