Statements

Put People’s Lives Before Pharma Profits

DSA IC supports a waiver on ‘WTO TRIPS’ rules to promote global access to medical products for the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. It should be absolutely unthinkable—at any time, but especially in the midst of a raging pandemic—to block the production of direly needed medical supplies for the sake of corporate profits. But this…

The DSA IC condemns the Loi Sécurité Globale proposal in France, and joins with French and international voices in calling for its withdrawal.

In addition to allowing the currently prohibited use of drones to surveil public protests, France’s proposed bill penalizes the publication or distribution of images that could potentially “harm” the police’s “physical or psychic integrity” with one year of prison time and a 45,000 Euro fine. This bill if passed poses a grave threat to civil…

DSA expresses solidarity with Haiti’s ongoing struggle for self-determination

[Translated into Haitian Creole below / Anba nou tradwi pou kreyòl] Since January 10, 2021, the people of Haiti have been in the streets demonstrating against President Jovenel Moïse’s illegal attempt to extend his term to 2022 from the lawful date of February 7, 2021. Moïse claims that due to political chaos, he can extend…

IMF: Hands off Ecuador

A Solidarity Statement from the International Committee of the DSA ahead of the February 7, 2021, Elections  On February 7, 2021, Ecuador will hold elections for both its president and its national legislative body, with 137 positions to be decided for the National Assembly. Despite attempts by right-wing forces to discount many votes, particularly in the…

DSA IC stands against acts of violence toward Brazilian activist Carolina Iara

Translation in Portuguese below / Tradução em Português abaixo Tuesday night, January 26, 2021, in a horrifying act of cowardice and terror in Brazil, an assassination attempt was made on the life of Carolina Iara, the newly elected PSOL city co-counselor of São Paulo. While the situation is evolving, we are deeply relieved to learn…

DSA condemns all acts of aggression against the Republic of Cuba by the United States

In September of 2020, the United States government issued a new wave of economic sanctions aimed against the Republic of Cuba. These latest sanctions, in yet another attempt to subvert the Cuban economy, target consumer goods and Cuban hotels. In this latest escalation, the administration has once again made clear their intent to annihilate Cuban…

Denouncing anti-democratic tactics in Ecuador, Bolivia, and across Latin America

DSA denounces anti-democratic tactics and the persecution of left opposition in Ecuador and Bolivia, and U.S. interference across Latin America. The political campaign in Ecuador against democratic socialist Rafael Correa and his political movement has been scandalous. The former President recently received an eight-year prison sentence on the basis of having allegedly borrowed—and then returned—$6,000…