Statements

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…

DSA International Committee condemns historic and ongoing U.S. meddling in Venezuela’s internal affairs and voices its broad support for democracy and socialism in the nation.

On March 2, 2021, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with right-wing opposition leader Juan Guaidó and, illegitimately and against the wishes of the Venezuelan people, recognized him as interim president of Venezuela. This act by the Biden administration is just the latest in a long history of feckless and illegal U.S. interventions in…

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…