Statements

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…

Statement on Foreign-Trade Zones

Foreign-Trade Zones Represent a Threat to National and International Labor Rights, Environmental Standards, and Human Rights Foreign-trade zones (FTZs), alternately known as “free trade” or “enterprise” zones, have seldom if ever lived up to their lofty promises of robust economic development and improved welfare for the people of developing, or so-called “developed,” countries. Rather, they…

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…