The Activist

Students Need Affordable Public Transportation Now

Students in big, urban cities like New York rely on public transportation to commute to school everyday. Getting to school shouldn’t require breaking the bank for working-class students. 

Invest in the Future of DSA by Funding YDSA

In the coming weeks the DSA National Political Committee will vote on a proposed budget for YDSA. The YDSA National Coordinating Committee argues that fully funding YDSA means investing not just in a critical section of our organization, but the wider socialist movement. 

Earthquake Shakes, Capital Kills: The Origins of the Disaster in the Turkish Model

A week after the disaster, the death toll from the Turkey-Syria earthquake has risen to 43,000, making it the fifth deadliest earthquake of the 21st century. Some experts expect the death toll to rise above 70,000, as rescue efforts wind down in Turkey and end without having begun in Syria. More than a million currently…

DSA Needs a Plan for Party Building

DSA’s electoral strategy has been a hotly debated topic. Alex Pelliteri and Oren Schweitzer make the case for building a party-like structure through the 1-2-3-4 Plan, a resolution proposed at the recent NYC-DSA convention.

How Brazilian Institutions Supported a Coup on January 8th

DSA members react to former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s ineffective mimic of the events of January 6th. DSA International Committee member Jana Silverman was in Brasilia to witness Lula’s inauguration on January 1st. It was a “moment of catharsis,” for Silverman and the “tens of thousands of people from around the country,” who gathered that…

YDSA at the Forefront of UC Strike Solidarity

Student workers in the University of California system participated in a strike for over a month. YDSA members were crucial in the largest academic worker strike in US history.

The Second Coming of a “Pink Tide”

It’s April 7th, 2018. The former President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (or simply “Lula”) has been charged with corruption and is about to turn himself in. Before surrendering, Lula gives a speech to the thousands of supporters outside of the Metalworkers’ Union headquarters he has been hiding out in for the past…

Rashida Tlaib Shows that the Dirty Break is Viable

Representative Rashida Tlaib is building stronger relationships with YDSA chapters in her district through regular meetings and events, like a town hall held with Lawrence Tech YDSA. She’s laying the groundwork for an eventual split from the Democratic Party.

“A Crisis in DSA” Railroad Strike Vote Spurs Debate

Correction: A previous version of this article misspelled quoted sources’ names and wrongly misattributed a quote to an individual. The errors have since been fixed. With a nationwide railroad strike looming, President Biden and the Democratic Party worked quickly to neutralize the threat. Four rail unions rejected the agreement made by the Biden administration earlier…