Statements

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…

In solidarity with the Garifuna people of Honduras

DSA joins voices around the world in solidarity with the Garifuna people in Honduras, calling for the return of their leaders and community members unharmed.  Several weeks ago, four Garifuna community members of Triunfo de la Cruz, including the leader of the elected council, Snider Centano, were kidnapped by armed men, and there has been…

DSA stands in solidarity with the Jordanian Teachers Union

On July 25, 2020, police raided the headquarters of the Jordanian Teachers Union in Amman, Jordan, arrested acting chair Nasser Nawasreh and all the other members of the union’s executive board, and shut the organization down for two years. Prosecutors charged Nawasreh with incitement because of a speech he gave on July 22 criticizing the…

A Global Democratic Socialist Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic, now surpassing one million confirmed cases and affecting half of the world’s population, has exposed all the inequalities and inhumanities of the capitalist world system that caused and exacerbated the catastrophe. The pandemic calls for a global, democratic socialist response to mitigate the effects of the disease, minimize the chances of future…

Urgent Call for Action Against a U.S. War on Iran

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) emphatically opposes a U.S. war with Iran. In light of the U.S.’s act of war against Iran, putting the two nations close to the brink of war, DSA calls on all members and chapters to mobilize against yet another U.S. war in the Middle East. On January 2, 2020, the…

DSA endorses Labour Party/Jeremy Corbyn in upcoming UK Elections

On December 12, 2019, voters in the United Kingdom will go to the polls in what promises to be an era-defining election. The incumbent Tory government, led by Boris Johnson, has been an unmitigated fiasco, bungling Brexit while neglecting institutions and communities in desperate need of investment and support. In this regard, Johnson has merely…

DSA Denounces U.S. Military Aid to the Duterte Regime of the Philippines

The Trump administration callously continues to support the strong-arm rule of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose brutal “War on Drugs” and other anti-people campaigns have taken the lives of over 29,000 urban poor, peasants, workers, indigenous and environmental activists as well as human rights defenders, religious leaders, and peace advocates. As of November 2018, there…

DSA IC Statement of Solidarity with the National Strike in Colombia #21N

The International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA IC) is proud to stand in solidarity with the over 100 organizations in Colombia on strike November 21, 2019. Nationwide, over 40 trade unions totaling around 1.5 million members are striking with black and indigenous communities, as well as with student, feminist, environmentall and LGBTQ…