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Democratic Socialists of America

2021 DSA Convention

Members of the Tempest Collective offer running commentary and analysis, as elected delegates, on the 2021 DSA Convention.

Working class families need universal childcare

Sarah R explains the importance of universal childcare and how a Childcare For All campaign taken up by DSA would contribute to building working class organizations.

Is this what solidarity looks like?

In the aftermath of the “state visit” to Venezuela by DSA officials, Natalia Tylim analyses the debate within the organization, and argues for more democratic deliberation and a greater appreciation of the diversity of the Latin American Left before DSA aligns itself to any ruling parties or states.

Tempest’s DSA Convention Positions

Tempest Collective’s DSA Committee discussed and voted on which proposals we are supporting or opposing. This document lists our positions with brief explanations to our reasoning.

Why Referendum and Recall

Andy Sernatinger explains two proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws of the Democratic Socialists of America, “National Referendum” (C2) and “For a Leadership Elected by and Accountable to the Membership” (C5), or “Recall” for short.

DSA chapter delegates results

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) chapters are presently electing their delegations to the 2021 National Convention, to be held online August 1-8. In the past, a list of delegate names without affiliations have been released to elected delegates after the conclusion of elections. This ends up being too little, too late. A list of 1300 … Continue Reading DSA chapter delegates results

Strange alchemy

Andy Sernatinger and Emma Wilde Botta critique a strategy popular among leaders of Democratic Socialists of America that places socialist politics inside the Democratic Party.

San Francisco educators endorse BDS

Alex Schmaus and brian bean report on the first public school educators union in the U.S. to endorse boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israeli apartheid.

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