Statements

DSA denounces state violence suppression of national strike Colombia

* Updated May 5, 2021, to reflect co-sponsorship by DSA AFROSOC-Chicago, additional details, demands, and updated numbers as of May 4, 2021, 5pm EST, indicated by a preceding asterisk below. The Democratic Socialists of America International Committee (DSA IC) * and DSA AFROSOC-Chicago condemn the Colombian state’s use of deadly force during the ongoing National…

DSA IC demands justice for Victoria Salazar, victim of femicide and police brutality in Mexico

Translated into Spanish below / traducido al español a continuación On March 27, 2020, Victoria Esperanza Salazar, a Salvadoran cleaning worker, mother, and refugee, was murdered by Mexican authorities after a police officer put their foot on her neck for several minutes. President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico denounced the killing, specifically citing the…

DSA IC declares solidarity with Verónika Mendoza of Peru

Translated into Spanish below / traducido al español a continuación Last November Peru was rocked by massive protests against a parliamentary “coup” and, more broadly, against the corrupt, neoliberal political class that has ruled the country for decades. The initial detonator of the protests was the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra on spurious grounds by…

DSA IC stands in solidarity with anti-war activist and whistleblower Daniel Hale

Democratic Socialists of America International Committee (DSA IC, or IC) stands in solidarity with anti-war activist and whistleblower Daniel Hale, who, in addition to speaking out against U.S. drone policy, gave information to an investigative journalist about the U.S.’s global assassination program. As a result of this heroic act, the U.S. government charged Hale with…

The DSA International Committee stands in solidarity with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (Halkların Demokratik Partisi, or HDP) and unequivocally condemns its persecution under Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his far-right allies.

On March 17, 2021, the far-right Turkish government, led by Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), began maneuvering to dissolve the left-wing Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and exorcise its leaders from political life. First, it stripped MP Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu of his parliamentary immunity, dragged him out of parliament, and took him into custody, all…

DSA IC and DSLC stand in solidarity with the labor movement and other forces fighting the military coup in Myanmar

အောက်တွင်ဗမာဘာသာသို့ပြန်ဆိုထားပါသည် / Translated in Burmese below. On February 1, 2021, the commanding military officers of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma with some groups still using that name), also known as the Tatmadaw, violently overthrew civilian rule by carrying out raids and arrests of political opponents and elected officials throughout the country. Since instituting a state…

DSA IC supports the ‘Robust International Response to Pandemic Act’ to provide the Global South the resources it needs to recover from Covid

Rather than being the “great equalizer” that many predicted, the Covid crisis has served only to widen the gulf between Global North and Global South. Much of the South—having been forced for decades to slash health budgets in deference to the North’s neoliberal agenda—now faces combined economic and public health crises that threaten the lives…

DSA IC denounces the practice of Lawfare against Lula in Brazil and applauds the restoration of Lula’s political rights

Translation in Portuguese below. Tradução em portugues abaixo. On March 8, 2021, Supreme Court justice Luiz Edson Fachin annulled the criminal convictions against Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores or PT) leader and former President Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva on procedural grounds arguing that the corruption cases against Lula should have been tried in the…

DSA IC stands in solidarity with the farmers and workers in India resisting the neoliberalization of agriculture and the ruthless state violence and political terror pursued by the far-right Modi/BJP government.

The Modi government is attempting to deregulate the agricultural sector, which makes up 60% of India’s workforce. Flouting democratic procedures, the BJP rammed three bills through parliament without open debate in September 2020. These measures, if implemented, would dismantle the Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC)— “the mandi system”—which is used by farmers across the country…

DSA International Committee condemns the Sinophobia and the push for a Cold War with China encouraged by the United States

Democratic Socialists of America’s International Committee (DSA IC) condemns in strongest terms the Sinophobia and the push for a Cold War with the People’s Republic of China that have been encouraged by United States political elites. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, former President Donald Trump blamed China for the spread of the virus and encouraged discrimination…