Statements

DSA IC Statement of Solidarity with the National Strike in Colombia #21N

The International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA IC) is proud to stand in solidarity with the over 100 organizations in Colombia on strike November 21, 2019. Nationwide, over 40 trade unions totaling around 1.5 million members are striking with black and indigenous communities, as well as with student, feminist, environmentall and LGBTQ…

DSA Stands in Solidarity with Protectors of the Amazon

This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC). As land grabbers and plantation owners set fires now raging across huge expanses of the Brazilian Amazon, three national formations of the Democratic Socialists of America – the Ecosocialist Working Group, the Immigrants’ Rights Working Group, and the International Committee – issue our unequivocal condemnation…

Statement on Cuba

This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC). Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the people of Cuba and categorically opposes the U.S. economic blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States and its allies, as mandated by our 2019 Convention Resolution 62. U.S. political and economic policies vis-à-vis Cuba have…

Statement on Decolonization

This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC). DSA is committed to the full decolonization of all the occupied lands of the United States: self-determination and full sovereignty for Hawai’i; Puerto Rico; Amerika Sāmoa (American Samoa); Guåhån (Guam); Northern Mariana Islands; Virgin Islands; and to all indigenous nations whose ancestral lands are within…

DSA Wholeheartedly Supports Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu are collaborating in excluding the only two Muslim Congresswomen from visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories it controls. Netanyahu’s pretext is that Tlaib and Omar support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel and its West Bank settlement. Trump tweets without proof that the two representatives “hate Israel…

Stop the Murderous U.S. Embargo on Venezuela Now!

The DSA Venezuela Solidarity Group categorically opposes any and all efforts by the U.S. government to intervene in the domestic affairs of Venezuela. On Monday, August 4, Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) imposing new economic sanctions on Venezuela like the embargo imposed on Cuba in the early 1960s. On August 6, as part of…

Solidarity with Puerto Rico

For the last 13 days the People of Puerto Rico have been bravely fighting  on the streets to demand the resignation of the current Governor, Ricardo Roselló. Puerto Rico is giving us all a lesson in struggle and solidarity.  We have watched in awe, how the Puerto Rican people have risen in protest against the…

No to U.S. War with Iran! End the Sanctions Now! Solidarity with Iranian Workers!

Democratic Socialists of America emphatically and unreservedly opposes a U.S. war on Iran. It would be another “war of choice,” just like the Iraq War of 2003, and would likely be just as colossal a humanitarian disaster. National security adviser John Bolton, who works closely with the Mujahedeen Khalq (MEK), a warmongering Iranian cult that…

The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the popular uprising and general strike in Sudan

The people of Sudan have inspired the world by rising up against a brutal dictatorship and steadfastly demanding a civilian-led government. Their courageous civil disobedience has been met with horrific repression, including massacres, torture, and rape. The Sudanese uprising achieved a historic victory in ending the tyrannical 30-year rule of Omar al-Bashir in April, but…

DSA Supports Protests Against Extradition Bill in Hong Kong

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) strongly supports the Hong Kong peoples’ protests against the controversial extradition bill, which would not only repress political, social, and labor activism in the city, but would also endanger political and civil rights of the citizens. In February 2019, the Hong Kong government proposed revisions to the Fugitive Offenders and…