Statements

DSA Stands with Apruebo Dignidad in the Second Round of the Chilean Presidential Elections

(Traducción al español abajo) The Democratic Socialists of America has always stood in solidarity with progressive and democratic forces in Chile, but now more than ever expresses its unconditional support for the left coalition Apruebo Dignidad, just days away from the historic second round of the 2021 Presidential elections. We hope the Chilean people select…

DSA IC demands the US stop starving Afghanistan and release $9.5 billion stolen from the Afghan people

More than half of Afghanistan’s population faces life-threatening food insecurity this winter in large part because the United States and other Western countries are engaging in economic warfare against the Afghan people.  The Biden administration has criminally frozen $9.5 billion in central bank assets that rightfully belong to Afghanistan. After decades of disastrous imperial intervention…

DSA IC opposes the RENACER Act and all sanctions against Nicaragua and denounces ongoing US Government meddling in Latin America

The Democratic Socialists of America International Committee (DSA IC) believes that anti-imperialism and self-determination of all peoples are fundamental and non-negotiable principles in the fight for socialism and workers’ liberation around the globe. In this sense, DSA condemns the Biden administration’s decision to intensify illegal economic sanctions and other punitive measures against the Nicaraguan government…

DSA IC demands an end to the US embargo on Cuba, and calls on President Biden to immediately lift the blockade on COVID aid to Cuba

Translated into Spanish below / Traducido al español a continuación DSA International Committee (DSA IC) calls for an end to the US embargo on Cuba, beginning with immediate executive actions from the Biden administration to reverse Trump-era policies and lift restrictions on COVID-19 aid to Cuba. Cuba, a longtime target of US interference, faces a…

DSA IC opposes extradition of Julian Assange, condemns CIA plots against the Australian journalist

The Democratic Socialists of America International Committee restates its opposition to the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. The U.S. seeks to put Assange, an internationally recognized journalist and publisher of WikiLeaks, on trial for publishing truthful information about the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its Guantanamo Bay prison camp, and the…

DSA IC stands with the EZLN / Zapatistas and communities of Chiapas against paramilitary attacks

DSA International Committee (IC) supports the rights of Indigenous peoples to self-determination and freedom from political and social violence and land seizure as fundamental socialist principles. Since the uprising of January 1994 in Chiapas, the EZLN (Zapatistas) has continually inspired movements around the world to resist capitalism and colonialism in all its forms. The DSA IC…

DSA IC condemns IMF attacks on democratic control of central banking

Central banking is the latest battleground in the IMF’s war on democracy, equality, and the people of the Global South. DSA must fight back.  From Ecuador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been ramping up its efforts to force loan recipient countries to relinquish democratic control of their central…

DSA IC condemns illegal sanctions against Venezuela by the US government

Since 2014 and beginning with Public Law 113-278 passed by Congress, the neoliberal government of the United States in collusion with other western states have waged a campaign of economic warfare against Venezuelan citizens through a series of illegal sanctions.  Also referred to as unilateral coercive measures, this economic blockade was deepened by both Presidents…

The DSA IC calls for drastic cuts in the military budget

The DSA International Committee calls for defunding the military industrial complex and moving the money currently spent on overseas bases, weapons of mass destruction, and other weapons systems toward social programs that will benefit the working class and head off global climate catastrophe.  Perhaps due to his military background and despite the U.S.-backed coups in…

DSA IC condemns recent Congressional legislation that fuels a new Cold War with China

Summary: The International Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA IC) strongly condemns Congress’s use of industrial policy and other elements of the proposed US Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) to counter China as part of a new Cold War fueled by US imperialist interests, a stance that further destabilizes geopolitical relations and jeopardizes…