Introduction

Young Democratic Socialists of America is the youth and student section of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a national organization of recognized campus chapters and several hundred activists. We are students organizing in our universities, colleges, and high schools to fight for the immediate needs of workers and students while building our capacity to fight for more radical and structural changes.

We work with labor campaigns to organize student workers of staff. We organize to defend immigrants through campaigns for sanctuary campuses. We campaign to divest our schools from fossil fuels. We do anti-poverty work through local mutual aid programs in our communities, and much much more.

YDSA fights for democratic socialism through active campaigns to improve the lives of working people.


The Activist

Solidarity Encampments Are Changing Colleges Everywhere

Gaza Solidarity Encampments have sprung up on campuses around the country as student’s protest genocide in Gaza. As the student movement grows and nationalizes, administrative and police repression have also escalated. The author talks with YDSA leaders about their experience in the movement and their plans for future mobilization.

Why Degrowth is Needed

Louie Moore offers a deep dive into degrowth, one potential disruption of capitalist production and capitalist-induced climate change. Degrowth is an economic policy focused on reducing production and consumption within an economy to prioritize a more sustainable economic lifestyle while promoting a cleaner, healthier Earth. The current economy is centered around the idea of “growth,”…