Quarterly IC Newsletter – Q1 2021

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Period: January–March 2021
Volume 1 Issue 3

This newsletter is based on reports from the IC Subcommittees, Steering Committee, and Secretariat submitted by 3/31. This corresponding newsletter for subcommittees that did not respond by this date will not be included in this newsletter.will read: “Nothing Reported.”

Main Activities & Results

Secretariat

The Secretariat met with the Movement for Democratic Socialism, a Japanese group, and discussed the expanding US military presence in Okinawa, which is opposed by the local population for the harm it is doing to them and to the environment.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee focused on a few issues including a meeting (with members of the Americas, Secretariat and the National Political Committee) with Guillaume Long, the former foreign minister of Ecuador, reviewing different proposals including delegations of DSA members abroad, and working with Secretariat to create by-laws and give feedback for global solidarity events hosted by DSA members.

Americas 

The Americas Subcommittee has been hard at work developing projects, educational materials, statements, and also a basic structure for process. The subcommittee has had a hand in developing many relevant statements relating to the Americas. Most of these statements have been translated into other languages, in the spirit of greater language accessibility. We have recently hosted two national panels within the last month, and are anticipating several more this summer. Our members have served as auxiliary support for diplomatic meetings, and have provided factsheets and guidance for the Steering Committee and the Secretariat. We are becoming more familiar with the bureaucracy of DSA National, and are exploring ways of developing more sophisticated networks with DSA locals and other solidarity organizations.

Antiwar

In January, the Anti-War Subcommittee played a leading role in coordinating the DSA’s involvement in the January 25th “World Says No!” day of action to end U.S. support for the war on Yemen. We worked with the “World Says No!” organizers to produce educational materials and toolkits for participating in the day of action, which we distributed to members in several chapters. We also coordinated directly with DSA members organizing an event or a DSA contingent at an event in their area. In the end, DSA members supported or organized six in-person events in Chicago, New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Members in Portland and Orlando also organized social media actions and members in D.C. and Chicago organized virtual political education events on the U.S. role in the war.

We have since debriefed the day of action and drawn some useful lessons from it, including the need to strengthen our connections with individual DSA chapters and to improve our press work with a dedicated comms team and an IC-wide media contact list. Both of these tasks remain on the horizon as we onboard dozens of new members, emphasizing the role of shared assessment and practice in anti-war organizing.

As part of our assessment, we have begun a landscape analysis, identifying the stated foreign policy priorities of the new Biden administration from their testimonies and official documents. This will help us identify strategic focuses for our work, with clear targets and measurable goals that effectively chip away at the militarism underlying all our conflicts. 

We are also onboarding roughly 50 new members, and five of us are currently following up individually with the 25 that we got phone numbers for. We made an effort this quarter to select a new member pool that is more representative than our last of the broader membership and groups affected by militarism.

Europe Subcommittee

The subcommittee co-hosted:

  1. International Women’s Day Event “Love and Sex Behind the Iron Curtain,” co-sponsored by DSA Soc Fem and Lux magazine available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3_EvT946NU
  2. Endorsed and promoted “Ballad of An American: What Does Paul Robeson’s Life Teach Us?” co-sponsored by DSA IC, Religion and Socialism Working Group of DSA, DSA Afro Socialists and Socialists of Color Caucus, and Rutgers University Press, info here: https://www.dsausa.org/calendar/ballad-of-an-american-paul-robeson/
  3. Held initial informational meeting with Turkish youth organization: https://www.ivmehareketi.com/category/ivme-english/

Ecosocialism

The subcommittee has not issued any statements. We decided to carry out political education webinars in coordination with other IC subcommittees and national working groups. A few of these have taken place; others are still being planned. Co-chair Paul Garver spoke at an international webinar of Another Europe is Possible on Jan 23, 2021 remarking on DSA’s international work and the Global Green New Deal.  This has generated several contacts with UK activists interested in collaboration with the COP-26 summit which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021.

The first on-boarding call in this period took place on January 3, 2021. That meeting identified a wide variety of interests among the new members of the subcommittee. These included agroecology, deforestation, the farmers’ strikes in India, a Global Green New Deal, Indigenous Rights, the urban transport sector. A full subcommittee meeting was held on January 31, 2021. A plea was made to address gender imbalance in this subcommittee and the International Committee generally by recruitment for the next round of onboarding and by choosing topics of specific interest to women, such as agroecology.

Economics & Trade

Economics and Trade held four general membership zoom meetings, on Jan. 9, Jan. 30, Feb. 20, and March 13. We also held four meetings to discuss readings about global economics and trade issues. Our active projects during the first quarter were: 

  1. A reading group on global economics and trade issues; 
  2. The WTO TRIPS waiver (a campaign to waive provisions of the “Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights” rules pertaining to COVID-19 medicines, vaccines diagnostics, and medical equipment; 
  3. US-China conflict: We are working in the new Cross Subcommittee IC China Working group on China issues; 
  4. Global Green New Deal: We are working with the IC Ecosocialist Subcommittee to collaborate on this project area which focuses on the global economics and trade angles of a just transition. 

We participated in drafting three statements: 

  1. A statement of support for the WTO TRIPS waiver; 
  2. A statement against Sinophobia (from Asia/Oceania with input from Econ and Trade); 
  3. A statement endorsing the Robust International Response to Pandemic Act. 

We also onboarded 37 new members in the second round. We held two orientation sessions for new members in March, which went well although only about half of the new members attended an orientation session.

Migration and Refugees

1) We are working on a two-part webinar series on the Global Refugee Crisis. The first webinar, “The Capitalist Roots of Migrant Scapegoating,” will give a general overview and delve into global migration patterns, border regimes, and capitalist globalization. For the second webinar, we want to look at case studies around the world, focusing on regions that will likely be the center of refugee, asylum and migration policies in the near future: Myanmar, Hong Kong, Honduras, Ethiopia & Eritrea, and Syria.

2) We’ve been working on an Open Borders reader with the goal to produce a political education pamphlet. We will first summarize the debates, rhetorical fault lines, and existing narratives in order to lay out the discursive contours of why we need to fight for Open Borders. In responding to the various political lines ranging from the explicit racism of the right wing to a tepid left wing nationalism, we will be making the case for an internationalist case for Open Borders. Why the fight for Open Borders is integral not just for migrant and refugee justice, but also for the fight for socialism.

Middle East and Africa

We are currently in the process of putting on three events. One is on the Abraham accords normalizing relationships between states in Africa and the Middle East, one is on militarism in Western Africa, and one is a continuation of our series on African activism.

The last month has seen major strides. We have begun doing extensive onboarding calls with new members and mapping out skills and connections. Members are being pulled into tasks and we are developing our members into leadership beyond those appointed by the NPC.

Labor Subcommittee

An educational webinar was held Feb. 7th with the president of FENETRAD, the president of Natl. Domestic Workers Alliance, and Tithi Bhattacharya. An educational webinar was held Feb. 4th with the president of the KMU Philippine trade union federation, as well as the president of the Metalworkers Federation, among others. Attempts at finding Bolivian labor contacts were made via our committee’s contacts but unfortunately nothing has materialized as of yet. 

A dual statement drafted with the Asia/ Oceania Committee and our committee was sent for publication on the situation in Myanmar, and also had a vital funding link for members to donate to Myanmar organizer efforts against the military coup. This statement was held up due to a translation process, and I am unsure why it wasn’t able to go out in english ASAP but this seems to be resolving itself slowly.

Our committee members made contact with the director of LabourStart, a news publication that focuses on ongoing strikes and labor issues around the world. We hope to highlight an international struggle once a month and the publication says it is interested in working directly with DSA for info distribution to membership.

Our sub-committee was able to prepare a how-to document on planning your own webinar formatted to be read by any member trying to set up a webinar.

Activities Planned for Next Quarter

Secretariat

The Secretariat will meet with the Japanese for MDS again in May. We will be discussing the Okinawa campaign and how DSA might be able to get involved.

Steering Committee

Nothing reported.

Americas 

While panels are crucial, the Americas Subcommittee is eager to extend beyond the model of making panels for just DSA members. We are exploring the options of developing an email list to expand our outreach. Additionally, we would like to connect to more solidarity networks in the U.S., like the U.S. Network for Democracy in Brazil. We are experimenting with meeting frequencies, and hope to make projects more accessible to our members through more regular contact and communication.

Antiwar

We are organizing a (still in-the-works) political education event on the war in Afghanistan, together with the Asia + Oceania subcommittee. We are also tentatively planning something in solidarity with Iran and all countries affected by U.S. sanctions.

Europe Subcommittee

We are hosting a public webinar on the rise of the far right and a series on NATA and the EU. We are also preparing to send members to participate in the International Ecosocialist Forum in France, initiated by the Parti de Gauche.

Ecosocialism

Our most important item is planning for the COP-26 meeting in Glasgow in November 2021. This event has the potential to pull together various threads of our global ecosocialist work. This subcommittee is working together on this planning with the Global Green New Deal Committee of the Economics and Trade subcommittee. We are in contact with the global COP 26 coalition, Labour Party activists, and labor unions in England and Scotland, and will try to work on a coordinated approach with them and with global ecosocialist groups.

Economics & Trade

Our activities planned for next quarter include the following: 

  1. A proposed 7-session political education series to be jointly undertaken with the National Political Education Committee; 
  2. We will continue working on the TRIPS waiver campaign; 
  3. We will continue working with the Cross Subcommittee IC China Working Group to develop actions, statements, and political education; 
  4. We will continue holding reading discussions about every third week, starting with a discussion of DSA 2021 Draft Platform sections related to global economics and trade;
  5. We will continue to build our global Green New Deal project and prepare for COP 26 with the IC Ecosocialist Subcommittee.

Migration and Refugees

We will launch a webinar series in the coming quarter to center migrant justice and refugee struggles. And as we finish our Open Borders reader, we will be aiming to pair it with political education projects nationally so local chapters can have a reference guide and starting point to have conversations on Open Borders.

Middle East and Africa

At this point we are laying the groundwork for designing campaigns. 

Labor Subcommittee

As mentioned above, we attempted to make contact with Bolivian labor for another mass webinar but haven’t had much luck. If the IC can help point us in the right direction, we would gladly pursue recommended contacts. 

Communications (Tweets, pictures, videos, etc.)

September 2020:

Tweets: 24

Profile Visit: 2,096

Tweet Impressions: 111K

Mentions: 41

New Followers: 493

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1307444377904611334?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/JorgeRolling/status/1309950969476771841?s=20

October 2020:

Tweets: 35

Profile Visit: 4,805

Tweet Impressions: 434K

Mentions: 100

New Followers: 589

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1317178500445450241?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/workerism/status/1317454623708426241?s=20

November 2020:

Tweets: 18

Profile Visit: 5,870

Tweet Impressions: 259K

Mentions: 105

New Followers: 447

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1332071822460903424?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/Gaius_Gracchus_/status/1328387331859034113?s=20

December 2020:

Tweets: 23

Profile Visit: 5,134

Tweet Impressions: 180K

Mentions: 58

New Followers: 313

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1337048917402382341?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/ChipGibbons89/status/1335721578726887426?s=20

January 2021:

Tweets: 47

Profile Visit: 10K

Tweet Impressions: 409K

Mentions: 492

New Followers: 380

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1347247428865413123?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/SeattleDSA/status/1353756022574223361?s=20

February 2021:

Tweets: 45

Profile Visit: 31.8K

Tweet Impressions: 1.32M

Mentions: 465

New Followers: 1,504

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1361105747799597057

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/MegafonoPopular/status/1362093022704521222

March 2021:

Tweets: 41

Profile Visit: 17.5K

Tweet Impressions: 668K

Mentions: 321

New Followers: 423

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1370742092553654274

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/justincharles/status/1374795271603957766

April 2021:

Tweets: 15

Profile Visit: 8.2K

Tweet Impressions: 409K

Mentions: 89

New Followers: 196

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1378019915316264962

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/TomWojcik/status/1383086687920779269

TOP TWEETS OF Q1 2021:

Contact Us!

Steering Committee: [email protected]

Secretariat: [email protected]

Secretariat Members: 

Voting Members:

Ethan E. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Europe) [At-large]

Jack L. (Liaison to: Americas, Migration & Refugees) [Los Angeles Chapter]

Marvin G. (Liaison to: Americas, Europe) [NYC Chapter]

Sepehr M. (Liaison to: Antiwar, ME & A) [NYC Chapter]

Michael G. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Ecosocialism) [Metro DC Chapter]

Morgan D. (Liaison to: Americas, Labor) [Chapter: New Orleans]

Alex W. (Liaison to: Antiwar, Asia & Oceania) [Portland Chapter]

Bench Members:

Kevin L. (Liaison to: Asia & Oceania, Labor) [Chapter: Metro DC Chapter]

Steering Committee Members: 

Voting Members

Chip G. (Liaison to: Antiwar, Europe) [Metro DC Chapter]

Carrington M. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Ecosocialism) [NYC Chapter]

Lindsey S. (Liaison to: Antiwar, ME & A) [NYC Chapter]

Candy L. (Liaison to: Americas) [Portland Chapter]

Fernando S. (Liaison to Migration and Refugees) [North New Jersey Chapter]

David D. (Liaison to: Labor) [NYC Chapter]

Joshua B. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Ecosocialism) [Metro DC Chapter]

Bench Members

Brace B. (Liaison to: Asia & Oceania) [Chapter San Francisco Chapter]

International Committee’s Subcommittees

Americas

Co-chairs: Tom W. [West Suburban IL Chapter],

[email protected]

Antiwar

Co-chairs: Aditi S. [NYC Chapter], Dylan A. [NYC Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Asia & Oceania

Co-chairs: Ronald J. [Philadelphia Chapter], Anlin W. [Philadelphia Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Economics & Trade

Co-chairs: Kathleen B. [Baltimore Chapter], David K. [Pioneer Valley Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Ecosocialism

Co-chairs: Maggie S. [Twin Cities Chapter], Paul G. [Boston MetroWest Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Europe

Co-chairs: Todd Chretien [Maine Chapter]

[email protected]

Labor

Co-chairs: Alec D. [At-large], Mícheál M. [San Francisco Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Middle East & Africa

Co-chairs: vacant

Migration & Refugees

Co-chairs: Gaston L. [East Bay Chapter], [email protected]

Period: 01/21 – 03/31

Volume 1 Issue 3

This newsletter is based on reports from the IC Subcommittees, Steering Committee, and Secretariat submitted by 3/31. This corresponding newsletter for subcommittees that did not respond by this date will not be included in this newsletter.will read: “Nothing Reported.”

Main Activities & Results

Secretariat

The Secretariat met with the Movement for Democratic Socialism, a Japanese group, and discussed the expanding US military presence in Okinawa, which is opposed by the local population for the harm it is doing to them and to the environment.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee focused on a few issues including a meeting (with members of the Americas, Secretariat and the National Political Committee) with Guillaume Long, the former foreign minister of Ecuador, reviewing different proposals including delegations of DSA members abroad, and working with Secretariat to create by-laws and give feedback for global solidarity events hosted by DSA members.

Americas 

The Americas Subcommittee has been hard at work developing projects, educational materials, statements, and also a basic structure for process. The subcommittee has had a hand in developing many relevant statements relating to the Americas. Most of these statements have been translated into other languages, in the spirit of greater language accessibility. We have recently hosted two national panels within the last month, and are anticipating several more this summer. Our members have served as auxiliary support for diplomatic meetings, and have provided factsheets and guidance for the Steering Committee and the Secretariat. We are becoming more familiar with the bureaucracy of DSA National, and are exploring ways of developing more sophisticated networks with DSA locals and other solidarity organizations.

Antiwar

In January, the Anti-War Subcommittee played a leading role in coordinating the DSA’s involvement in the January 25th “World Says No!” day of action to end U.S. support for the war on Yemen. We worked with the “World Says No!” organizers to produce educational materials and toolkits for participating in the day of action, which we distributed to members in several chapters. We also coordinated directly with DSA members organizing an event or a DSA contingent at an event in their area. In the end, DSA members supported or organized six in-person events in Chicago, New York City, Dallas, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Members in Portland and Orlando also organized social media actions and members in D.C. and Chicago organized virtual political education events on the U.S. role in the war.

We have since debriefed the day of action and drawn some useful lessons from it, including the need to strengthen our connections with individual DSA chapters and to improve our press work with a dedicated comms team and an IC-wide media contact list. Both of these tasks remain on the horizon as we onboard dozens of new members, emphasizing the role of shared assessment and practice in anti-war organizing.

As part of our assessment, we have begun a landscape analysis, identifying the stated foreign policy priorities of the new Biden administration from their testimonies and official documents. This will help us identify strategic focuses for our work, with clear targets and measurable goals that effectively chip away at the militarism underlying all our conflicts. 

We are also onboarding roughly 50 new members, and five of us are currently following up individually with the 25 that we got phone numbers for. We made an effort this quarter to select a new member pool that is more representative than our last of the broader membership and groups affected by militarism.

Europe Subcommittee

The subcommittee co-hosted:

  1. International Women’s Day Event “Love and Sex Behind the Iron Curtain,” co-sponsored by DSA Soc Fem and Lux magazine available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3_EvT946NU
  2. Endorsed and promoted “Ballad of An American: What Does Paul Robeson’s Life Teach Us?” co-sponsored by DSA IC, Religion and Socialism Working Group of DSA, DSA Afro Socialists and Socialists of Color Caucus, and Rutgers University Press, info here: https://www.dsausa.org/calendar/ballad-of-an-american-paul-robeson/
  3. Held initial informational meeting with Turkish youth organization: https://www.ivmehareketi.com/category/ivme-english/

Ecosocialism

The subcommittee has not issued any statements. We decided to carry out political education webinars in coordination with other IC subcommittees and national working groups. A few of these have taken place; others are still being planned. Co-chair Paul Garver spoke at an international webinar of Another Europe is Possible on Jan 23, 2021 remarking on DSA’s international work and the Global Green New Deal.  This has generated several contacts with UK activists interested in collaboration with the COP-26 summit which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021.

The first on-boarding call in this period took place on January 3, 2021. That meeting identified a wide variety of interests among the new members of the subcommittee. These included agroecology, deforestation, the farmers’ strikes in India, a Global Green New Deal, Indigenous Rights, the urban transport sector. A full subcommittee meeting was held on January 31, 2021. A plea was made to address gender imbalance in this subcommittee and the International Committee generally by recruitment for the next round of onboarding and by choosing topics of specific interest to women, such as agroecology.

Economics & Trade

Economics and Trade held four general membership zoom meetings, on Jan. 9, Jan. 30, Feb. 20, and March 13. We also held four meetings to discuss readings about global economics and trade issues. Our active projects during the first quarter were: 

  1. A reading group on global economics and trade issues; 
  2. The WTO TRIPS waiver (a campaign to waive provisions of the “Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights” rules pertaining to COVID-19 medicines, vaccines diagnostics, and medical equipment; 
  3. US-China conflict: We are working in the new Cross Subcommittee IC China Working group on China issues; 
  4. Global Green New Deal: We are working with the IC Ecosocialist Subcommittee to collaborate on this project area which focuses on the global economics and trade angles of a just transition. 

We participated in drafting three statements: 

  1. A statement of support for the WTO TRIPS waiver; 
  2. A statement against Sinophobia (from Asia/Oceania with input from Econ and Trade); 
  3. A statement endorsing the Robust International Response to Pandemic Act. 

We also onboarded 37 new members in the second round. We held two orientation sessions for new members in March, which went well although only about half of the new members attended an orientation session.

Migration and Refugees

1) We are working on a two-part webinar series on the Global Refugee Crisis. The first webinar, “The Capitalist Roots of Migrant Scapegoating,” will give a general overview and delve into global migration patterns, border regimes, and capitalist globalization. For the second webinar, we want to look at case studies around the world, focusing on regions that will likely be the center of refugee, asylum and migration policies in the near future: Myanmar, Hong Kong, Honduras, Ethiopia & Eritrea, and Syria.

2) We’ve been working on an Open Borders reader with the goal to produce a political education pamphlet. We will first summarize the debates, rhetorical fault lines, and existing narratives in order to lay out the discursive contours of why we need to fight for Open Borders. In responding to the various political lines ranging from the explicit racism of the right wing to a tepid left wing nationalism, we will be making the case for an internationalist case for Open Borders. Why the fight for Open Borders is integral not just for migrant and refugee justice, but also for the fight for socialism.

Middle East and Africa

We are currently in the process of putting on three events. One is on the Abraham accords normalizing relationships between states in Africa and the Middle East, one is on militarism in Western Africa, and one is a continuation of our series on African activism.

The last month has seen major strides. We have begun doing extensive onboarding calls with new members and mapping out skills and connections. Members are being pulled into tasks and we are developing our members into leadership beyond those appointed by the NPC.

Labor Subcommittee

An educational webinar was held Feb. 7th with the president of FENETRAD, the president of Natl. Domestic Workers Alliance, and Tithi Bhattacharya. An educational webinar was held Feb. 4th with the president of the KMU Philippine trade union federation, as well as the president of the Metalworkers Federation, among others. Attempts at finding Bolivian labor contacts were made via our committee’s contacts but unfortunately nothing has materialized as of yet. 

A dual statement drafted with the Asia/ Oceania Committee and our committee was sent for publication on the situation in Myanmar, and also had a vital funding link for members to donate to Myanmar organizer efforts against the military coup. This statement was held up due to a translation process, and I am unsure why it wasn’t able to go out in english ASAP but this seems to be resolving itself slowly.

Our committee members made contact with the director of LabourStart, a news publication that focuses on ongoing strikes and labor issues around the world. We hope to highlight an international struggle once a month and the publication says it is interested in working directly with DSA for info distribution to membership.

Our sub-committee was able to prepare a how-to document on planning your own webinar formatted to be read by any member trying to set up a webinar.

Activities Planned for Next Quarter

Secretariat

The Secretariat will meet with the Japanese for MDS again in May. We will be discussing the Okinawa campaign and how DSA might be able to get involved.

Steering Committee

Nothing reported.

Americas 

While panels are crucial, the Americas Subcommittee is eager to extend beyond the model of making panels for just DSA members. We are exploring the options of developing an email list to expand our outreach. Additionally, we would like to connect to more solidarity networks in the U.S., like the U.S. Network for Democracy in Brazil. We are experimenting with meeting frequencies, and hope to make projects more accessible to our members through more regular contact and communication.

Antiwar

We are organizing a (still in-the-works) political education event on the war in Afghanistan, together with the Asia + Oceania subcommittee. We are also tentatively planning something in solidarity with Iran and all countries affected by U.S. sanctions.

Europe Subcommittee

We are hosting a public webinar on the rise of the far right and a series on NATA and the EU. We are also preparing to send members to participate in the International Ecosocialist Forum in France, initiated by the Parti de Gauche.

Ecosocialism

Our most important item is planning for the COP-26 meeting in Glasgow in November 2021. This event has the potential to pull together various threads of our global ecosocialist work. This subcommittee is working together on this planning with the Global Green New Deal Committee of the Economics and Trade subcommittee. We are in contact with the global COP 26 coalition, Labour Party activists, and labor unions in England and Scotland, and will try to work on a coordinated approach with them and with global ecosocialist groups.

Economics & Trade

Our activities planned for next quarter include the following: 

  1. A proposed 7-session political education series to be jointly undertaken with the National Political Education Committee; 
  2. We will continue working on the TRIPS waiver campaign; 
  3. We will continue working with the Cross Subcommittee IC China Working Group to develop actions, statements, and political education; 
  4. We will continue holding reading discussions about every third week, starting with a discussion of DSA 2021 Draft Platform sections related to global economics and trade;
  5. We will continue to build our global Green New Deal project and prepare for COP 26 with the IC Ecosocialist Subcommittee.

Migration and Refugees

We will launch a webinar series in the coming quarter to center migrant justice and refugee struggles. And as we finish our Open Borders reader, we will be aiming to pair it with political education projects nationally so local chapters can have a reference guide and starting point to have conversations on Open Borders.

Middle East and Africa

At this point we are laying the groundwork for designing campaigns. 

Labor Subcommittee

As mentioned above, we attempted to make contact with Bolivian labor for another mass webinar but haven’t had much luck. If the IC can help point us in the right direction, we would gladly pursue recommended contacts. 

Communications (Tweets, pictures, videos, etc.)

September 2020:

Tweets: 24

Profile Visit: 2,096

Tweet Impressions: 111K

Mentions: 41

New Followers: 493

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1307444377904611334?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/JorgeRolling/status/1309950969476771841?s=20

October 2020:

Tweets: 35

Profile Visit: 4,805

Tweet Impressions: 434K

Mentions: 100

New Followers: 589

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1317178500445450241?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/workerism/status/1317454623708426241?s=20

November 2020:

Tweets: 18

Profile Visit: 5,870

Tweet Impressions: 259K

Mentions: 105

New Followers: 447

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1332071822460903424?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/Gaius_Gracchus_/status/1328387331859034113?s=20

December 2020:

Tweets: 23

Profile Visit: 5,134

Tweet Impressions: 180K

Mentions: 58

New Followers: 313

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1337048917402382341?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/ChipGibbons89/status/1335721578726887426?s=20

January 2021:

Tweets: 47

Profile Visit: 10K

Tweet Impressions: 409K

Mentions: 492

New Followers: 380

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1347247428865413123?s=20

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/SeattleDSA/status/1353756022574223361?s=20

February 2021:

Tweets: 45

Profile Visit: 31.8K

Tweet Impressions: 1.32M

Mentions: 465

New Followers: 1,504

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1361105747799597057

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/MegafonoPopular/status/1362093022704521222

March 2021:

Tweets: 41

Profile Visit: 17.5K

Tweet Impressions: 668K

Mentions: 321

New Followers: 423

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1370742092553654274

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/justincharles/status/1374795271603957766

April 2021:

Tweets: 15

Profile Visit: 8.2K

Tweet Impressions: 409K

Mentions: 89

New Followers: 196

Top Tweet: https://twitter.com/DSA_Intl_Comm/status/1378019915316264962

Top Mention: https://twitter.com/TomWojcik/status/1383086687920779269

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Contact Us!

Steering Committee: [email protected]

Secretariat: [email protected]

Secretariat Members: 

Voting Members:

Ethan E. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Europe) [At-large]

Jack L. (Liaison to: Americas, Migration & Refugees) [Los Angeles Chapter]

Marvin G. (Liaison to: Americas, Europe) [NYC Chapter]

Sepehr M. (Liaison to: Antiwar, ME & A) [NYC Chapter]

Michael G. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Ecosocialism) [Metro DC Chapter]

Morgan D. (Liaison to: Americas, Labor) [Chapter: New Orleans]

Alex W. (Liaison to: Antiwar, Asia & Oceania) [Portland Chapter]

Bench Members:

Kevin L. (Liaison to: Asia & Oceania, Labor) [Chapter: Metro DC Chapter]

Steering Committee Members: 

Voting Members

Chip G. (Liaison to: Antiwar, Europe) [Metro DC Chapter]

Carrington M. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Ecosocialism) [NYC Chapter]

Lindsey S. (Liaison to: Antiwar, ME & A) [NYC Chapter]

Candy L. (Liaison to: Americas) [Portland Chapter]

Fernando S. (Liaison to Migration and Refugees) [North New Jersey Chapter]

David D. (Liaison to: Labor) [NYC Chapter]

Joshua B. (Liaison to: Econ & Trade, Ecosocialism) [Metro DC Chapter]

Bench Members

Brace B. (Liaison to: Asia & Oceania) [Chapter San Francisco Chapter]

International Committee’s Subcommittees

Americas

Co-chairs: Tom W. [West Suburban IL Chapter],

[email protected]

Antiwar

Co-chairs: Aditi S. [NYC Chapter], Dylan A. [NYC Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Asia & Oceania

Co-chairs: Ronald J. [Philadelphia Chapter], Anlin W. [Philadelphia Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Economics & Trade

Co-chairs: Kathleen B. [Baltimore Chapter], David K. [Pioneer Valley Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Ecosocialism

Co-chairs: Maggie S. [Twin Cities Chapter], Paul G. [Boston MetroWest Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Europe

Co-chairs: Todd Chretien [Maine Chapter]

[email protected]

Labor

Co-chairs: Alec D. [At-large], Mícheál M. [San Francisco Chapter]

[email protected], [email protected] 

Middle East & Africa

Co-chairs: vacant

Migration & Refugees

Co-chairs: Gaston L. [East Bay Chapter], [email protected]