Statements

Statement on U.S. Retaliation for WikiLeaks Disclosures, Including Extradition Request for Julian Assange and Jailing of Chelsea Manning

The Democratic Socialists of America International Committee strongly condemns the U.S. government’s persecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Both Assange and Manning are being targeted by the United States government for a 2010 release of a trove of documents that exposed U.S. war crimes and abuses in different parts of the…

Statement on the Judicial Persecution of Ricardo Patiño

The pre-trial arrest warrant issued against former Ecuadorian minister Ricardo Patiño is the latest case of politically-motivated judicial persecution in Ecuador. Patiño, who was minister of defense, the economy and foreign relations under former president Rafael Correa, has been charged with the “crime” of “incitement” based on a speech he gave at an internal meeting…

DSA Statement on Venezuela Coup

DSA stands with the people of Venezuela against the U.S.-sponsored coup attempt led by Juan Guaidó and Leopoldo López. DSA affirms our commitment to defending the sovereign right of the Venezuelan people to determine their internal matters through the democratic process, and opposes any foreign interventions. The statements and actions of the U.S. government in…

DSA Statement on Venezuela

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) categorically opposes any and all efforts by the US government to intervene in the domestic politics of Venezuela. The US has a long and bloody track record of actions to overthrow democratically elected governments, stop the spread of socialism, and maintain US imperial dominance in the region. This includes the…

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…