26 | 01 | 2020

In a former career, a coworker of mine worked as a commercial fisherman in Northern California. He spoke how as certain fish populations were being driven to extinction, state and federal agencies came in to begin to limit how many pounds that could be caught, and in what times of the year they could work. He said this had the predictable effect of causing him and some of his colleagues to lose their jobs.

I begin my contribution with that story to set up what I think are the problems in drawing these connections between fighting for socialism, stopping the destruction of the environment, and the working class. In those moments when government agencies forced fishing restrictions on them, all they could think of were their jobs, their...

In a watershed moment in our movement for economic, environmental, racial, and social justice, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, joined by fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, are endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders for president.

For decades, Bernie has taken on the wealthy and ruling elite with his call for...

Wondering where Historians for Peace and Democracy were going, in that essay we posted in June? We’re happy to share part 2, another installment in HPD’s Broadsides for the Trump Era. If you love it, feel free to download the PDF here and spread it around! (Ed.)

The basic truism about democracy is that the majority of voters rule, but the rights of the minority electorate are respected, since...

PAME that represents the class oriented union movement of Greece, expresses its solidarity with the ongoing strike of the workers in the American automaker industry General Motors (GM).

The company’s profits in recent years have been based on millions of state funding to General Motors, which was also given under the argument of safeguarding its 50,000 workers’ jobs. Profits that were also based...

Editor’s Note:  CPUSA co-chair Rossana Cambron’s presentation was made at the district convention of the Northern California district September 7th.

We had a great 31st convention: there was a new energy that grew stronger throughout the three days. The question now is where do we go from here? It was clear at the convention that we must grow if we are to have the same impact and relevance...

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Washington D.C.: In celebration of today’s announcement that notorious warmonger, John Bolton, has been fired from his position as National Security Advisor to the president, CODEPINK will be hosting a celebration in front of the White House. 

What: Celebration of John Bolton’s Firing
When: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 5 PM
Where: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Visuals: A John...

An interview with CP co-chair Joe Sims was recently published by Agoravox an Italian publication.  The interview was conducted by Maddalena Celano. It has been edited for clarity and length.

Q. In Italy, when talking about Trump, one of the prevailing arguments states that his election victory reflects a right wing of the American working class, especially the white working class. Do you...

This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

This week, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that it has been forced out of continuing to receive funding through Title X, a decades-old program for affordable birth control and reproductive healthcare, by the Trump Administration’s new gag rule. This gag rule prohibits groups that provide abortions or...

This statement was written by DSA Ecosocialists and approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Ecosocialist Working Group applauds presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ groundbreaking Green New Deal policy plan. The Senator’s Green New Deal is not only an ambitious yet achievable proposal to avoid ecological breakdown and spare the world...

This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

DSA is committed to the full decolonization of all the occupied lands of the United States: self-determination and full sovereignty for Hawai’i; Puerto Rico; Amerika Sāmoa (American Samoa); Guåhån (Guam); Northern Mariana Islands; Virgin Islands; and to all indigenous nations whose ancestral lands are within current U.S...

When bus drivers on Martha’s Vineyard struck at the height of the tourist season, solidarity from longtime residents, including some DSA activists, helped them win. Key issues for the drivers were wages, which after 14 years of service are capped at $23.50 per hour, and health care, which covers only individual workers, not their families.

Founding DSA member and union-side labor attorney Jules...

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