Statements

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%…

NPC Statement and Minutes of September 18th NPC Phone Meeting

NPC Statement Passed by Steering Committee 10/15/2018 DSA conducted an independent investigation into allegations about RL Stephens, a member of the National Political Committee. The report from the investigation has been published, as moved by Stephens and voted on by the NPC, with the minutes of the July 2018 NPC meeting. On September 9, 2018,…

NPC Unanimously Endorse Global Call on China to Release Arrested Jasic Labor Activists

The NPC voted unanimously to endorse the Global Call on China to Release Arrested Jasic Labor Activists. The text of the call follows: We stand with the workers and their allies unjustly arrested for unionizing and organizing solidarity actions in China. In May, workers at Shenzhen Jasic Technology reported to the local authorities the company’s labor…

NPC Statement on Democracy in Brazil

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) condemns the concerted and sustained attack on Brazilian democracy by the government of Michel Temer and his allies in the Brazilian judiciary, and calls upon the government of Brazil to restore all political, civil and social rights that have been eroded during Temer’s presidency. This includes restoring the political rights…

NPC Statement of Apology Regarding the Charlottesville Medical Funds

We know that for many, this statement may be too little, too late. We owe the deepest apology to all of the survivors who have been left waiting for support funds they desperately need while recovering mentally and physically from the neo-fascist attack on Charlottesville on August 12, 2017. We also owe a tremendous apology…