08 | 04 | 2020

DSA’s Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) stands in solidarity with the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) as they prepare to go on strike. DSA members who are UTLA rank and file members are fighting for the schools their kids deserve, and they need our support now more than ever. Below you can read an open letter from a UTLA teacher and DSA member on how you can support striking teachers today.

Why your donation to the Reclaim Our Schools UTLA Strike Fund is so vital and important…

DSA family,

My name is Mark Campbell. As a UTLA public high school English teacher and DSA-LA member, I appeal to you to consider giving a donation to the Reclaim Our Schools UTLA Strike Fund.

My brothers and sisters, the...

For years, pro-choice feminists equated the right to abortion with reproductive justice. But for scores of women, access to abortion is just one element of a multi-pronged battle. As socialists, we need to join with women of color in the fight for reproductive justice and move away from pro-choice single-issue organizing. The reproductive justice movement will help ground our work in the material...

If all you knew about left-wing positions on immigration was what you read in the mainstream press, you’d have very skewed ideas about a very complicated situation.

Donald Trump has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to “defend” our borders against a nonexistent threat and flooded media with false narratives about people who are in fact fleeing violence and turmoil in their own...

“How could there be global warming? It’s 17 degrees out and it’s not even winter.” It was mid-November in Connecticut. The locker room saw men, mostly older, nod their heads in agreement. “Common sense tells you it’s just so much bunk.” The man holding “court” continued while the rest of us changed into our workout clothes.

Now, what do...

President Nicolás Maduro warned on Wednesday about new conspiracy plans against Venezuela during a press conference with national and international media from Caracas. He assured that John Bolton, White House National Security Advisor, is involved in a plot to assassinate him, for which he invited the US Charge d’Affaires in the country.

These complaints, gravely qualified, are...

The Communist Party of Canada denounces the planned closure of GM Oshawa car plant.

The Communist Party of Canada recently released a statement against the planned closure of General Motors Oshawa car plant, calling it "a war on Canadian autoworkers and on automobile manufacturing in Canada." The statement also highlighted how using the NAFTA 2.0 agreement the major transnational auto...

The Communist Party USA enjoys a warm and special relationship with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) dating back to the American war in Vietnam and the role the CPUSA played in building solidarity, the anti-war movement and supporting the normalization of relations afterward. So, it’s always a special occasion when the two parties meet.

A delegation from the CPV was in the U.S. at...

The Trump-Republican  stranglehold on all branches of the federal government and many state governments including Michigan and Wisconsin has been loosened. The people, determined, delivered the largest turnover in Congress since Watergate. Democrats picked up 38 seats in the House. More than 60% of the new majority are women, people of color and LGBTQ.

While the Senate majority remains...

The outcome of the 2018 midterm elections was a huge victory for the American people, our multi-racial working-class, and the electoral alliance of Democrats and energized grassroots movements that powered it.

The election victory was historic. Nothing short of the future of our republic and democracy was on the line.

Despite GOP gains in the U.S. Senate, their monopoly of government has...

The midterm elections results has few parallels in our history. The newly elected activist officials will help transform legislative bodies at every level and serve as an organic connection with the mass movements that helped elect them.

The post-Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts era may be comparable—a time when thousands of African Americans were elected across the South, and later...

This week’s news about Amazon’s HQ2 is bringing swift response from DSAers, with NYCDSA organizing protests on Queens Boulevard and DC Metro reviving #NovaSaysNo. But both new hubs also create opportunity for organizing. Below,  LaborNotes founder Kim Moody describes how capital’s 21st-century structures are ripe for disruption.

In late 1936, members of the newly organized...

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