Upcoming IC events on Ireland, China, Chile, Cuba, Pakistan, and Palestine!

We encourage you to join DSA’s International Committee at these important upcoming events on Ireland (9/19), China (9/20), Chile (9/21), Cuba (9/30), Pakistan (10/3), and Palestine (9/19+9/25)! Plus, remember to watch the recording of our call on Afghanistan.

The Rising Tide of the Ecosocialist Left in Ireland
Sunday, September 19th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT

The Democratic Socialists of America’s International Committee invites you to a digital conference on the emerging left-wing on Ireland’s political horizon this Sunday, September 19th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT or 18h GMT+1 (Irish Time). Our moderator and guests will discuss the climate crisis, housing in Ireland, and international solidarity. Our guests include members of the Teachta Dála (Irish Parliament). RSVP to this event. Retweet this event.

No Cold War: Opposing the USICA and U.S. Escalation on China
Monday, September 20th at 8PM ET / 5PM PT

The US escalation of tensions with China is well-documented, but the looming passage of the most anti-China bill since the Chinese Exclusion Act has received little attention in the US. Join the IC, Richard Wolff, Vijay Prashad, and Tings Chak for a discussion on the US Innovation & Competition Act (USICA), this Monday, September 20th at 8PM ET / 5PM PT. Open to all members, including those new to US-China relations. RSVP to this event. Retweet this event.

Discussion on the Upcoming Election in Chile
Tuesday, September 21st at 8PM ET / 5PM PT

Chile is undergoing a massive popular movement toward upending decades of neoliberalism imposed by the 1973 US-backed coup. We are proud to support Apruebo Dignidad and its presidential candidate, Gabriel Boric. We are hosting a webinar on the upcoming Chilean Presidential Election and ongoing Constitutional Convention September 21 at 8 PM ET! Join us and our guests: Antonia Mardones Marshall (Member of the Central Committee of the Convergencia Social party, international campaign coordinator for the Presidential candidacy of Gabriel Boric) and Antonio Aravena (Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences Department, Universidad de Chile). RSVP to this event.

DSA Says Let Cuba Live: Ending the US Blockade Today
Thursday, September 30th at 6PM ET / 3PM PT

The time has come for DSA to demand an end to the economic sanctions against the Republic of Cuba. In this panel, DSA International Committee joins the world community as we reaffirm our commitment to ending the immoral, illegal economic blockade, and calls upon our membership to mobilize against the outrageous injustice of the US embargo of Cuba. Panelists: Gail Walker (Executive Director, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, and co-chair of National Network on Cuba), Manolo De Los Santos (Founder/Co-Director, The People’s Forum, and researcher at Tricontinental), and Daniel Montero (Havana journalist, and producer of Belly of the Beast). Moderated by Brendan James, co-host of Blowback (https://blowback.show). RSVP to this event. Retweet this event.

Left in Pakistan: A Historical and Materialist Overview
Sunday, October 3rd at 12PM ET / 9AM PT

Pakistan is a region of immense geopolitical importance and growing class struggle, yet is rarely covered in the U.S. press. Join us to learn the basic history of Pakistan from a socialist perspective from Dr. Taimur Rahman, General Secretary of the Mazdoor Kisan Party and political science professor at the University of Lahore, on Sunday, October 3 at 12pm EST/9am PST. RSVP to this event. Retweet this event.

BONUS: BDS Night School
Saturday, September 19th + Saturday, September 25th at 2PM ET / 11AM PT

The last two BDS Night School sessions are coming up: Sunday, September 19th will cover “Global BDS for a Palestinized Globe” while Saturday, September 25th will cover “BDS and the Working Class.” FYI: BDS Night School is hosted by DSA’s BDS and Palestine Solidarity Working Group, rather than by the International Committee, but we encourage you to attend! Register for these events. Retweet these events.

BONUS: Recording of Organizing Call on Afghanistan
Originally held by the IC on August 26th

Following U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last month, the IC hosted an organizing call on Afghanistan to activate DSA members to support Afghan refugees and our AUMF repeal campaign. The call discussion was rich and important, thanks to speakers Dr. Zaher Wahab (Professor Emeritus, Lewis and Clark), Dr. Taimur Rahman (General Secretary, Mazdoor Kisan Party), and May Jeong (investigative journalist). Watch the recording. Read the statement. Take action.