May 1st “Cancel The Rent” Caravan

Location: 4655 Border Village Rd, San Ysidro, CA 92173-3105, United States

Start Date & Time:  May 1, 2020,  9:30am

End Date & Time:  May 1, 2020, 2pm

DSA San Diego, in coalition with ACCE, The San Diego Tenants Union, Anakbayan, & Migrante. Will be executing a caravan demonstration in order to bring awareness to the rent strike movement happening all throughout the state of California.

The Rent Strike is being made in order to get several demands from the State and the City of San Diego. Demands include but are not limited to:

ACCE’s Demands:

  • All publicly owned property and vacant housing units -including luxury unitsneed to be opened up to house currently unhoused people.
  • Rent and
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Housing is Healthcare: San Diego Emergency Demands

Emailed 4/16 to Governor Gavin Newsom, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Attorney Mara Elliott, Councilmember Barbara Bry, Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, Councilmember Christopher Ward, Councilmember Monica Montgomery, Councilmember Mark Kersey, Councilmember Chris Cate, Councilmember Scott Sherman, Councilmember Vivian Moreno, Council President Georgette Gomez, Supervisor Greg Cox, Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, Supervisor Jim Desmond

Endorsing organizations:

  • Democratic Socialists of America – San Diego
  • Otay Mesa Detention Resistance
  • San Diego 350
  • San Diego Tenants United
  • Standing Up for Racial Justice – San Diego
  • Student Housing Association at UC San Diego
  • Sunrise Movement – San Diego
  • The Travelers Club
  • Think Dignity
  • UCSD Green New Deal
  • Unión del Barrio

We are calling on San Diego leadership to immediately enact emergency […]

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San Diego COVID-19 Mutual Aid and Preparedness Resources

As we face an unprecedented pandemic in our communities, it’s vital that we empower ourselves with information and resources to be able to provide support and solidarity to our comrades and communities. As socialists, we recognize that our power comes from our ability to stand together and support one another in times of uncertainty. 

Below you’ll find resources and mutual aid projects that have sprung up to provide support during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ways for you to plug in and provide support as well.

DSA San Diego Libertarian Socialist Caucus COVID-19 Mutual Aid Grocery RunClick here to sign up to be a volunteer shopper, to get grocereies delivered, and/or to request monetary aid.

DSA San Diego Libertarian […]

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Statement in Solidarity with the Protests in India

The San Diego chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America condemns the discriminatory and fascist turn of the Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in India, and the working and oppressed people struggling against this fascist regime. The Hindu nationalist BJP government plans to implement a National Registry of Citizens (NRC) in the country and has prepared for that with the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA). These policies are a step towards the stated goal of the BJP to convert India into a “Hindu Rashtra” (Hindu Nation) and to further discriminate against and marginalize the Muslim and other religious minorities in the region. As DSA San Diego […]

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Urgent Call For Action Against A U.S. War On Iran

Our chapter voted to endorse national DSA’s statement on Iran:

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) emphatically opposes a U.S. war with Iran. In light of the U.S.’s act of war against Iran, putting the two nations close to the brink of war, DSA calls on all members and chapters to mobilize against yet another U.S. war in the Middle East.

On January 2, 2020, the U.S. military assassinated, on Iraqi soil, Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. Such a move is an act of war, and escalates an already tense military situation in Iraq and Iran. In addition to recklessly endangering millions of lives throughout the Middle East, yesterday’s action violates the War Powers Act, the U.S. Constitution, and international law.

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Public Banking in San Diego – 10/22 at UNITE HERE

Please join DSA San Diego for an illuminating discussion on public banking, led by renowned public banking expert Ellen Brown. With the passage of AB857 into law, California municipalities can now do their own banking, free from the shareholder pressures driving Wall Street and global finance. 

Learn more about what this might mean for city services, public projects, and our opportunities to leverage greater democratic influence on our hometown institutions.

ABOUT ELLEN BROWN: Ellen Brown is the founder of the Public Banking Institute and the author of a dozen books and hundreds of articles. She developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In the best-selling Web of Debt (2007, 2012), she turned those skills […]

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DSA San Diego Endorses Hands Off Iran March July 7

DSA San Diego endorses the Hands Off Iran! march Sunday, July 7, hosted by @PSLSanDiego and Answer San Diego! We invite our members and allies to march with us to tell US imperialists loudly and clearly – HANDS OFF IRAN!

The march starts at the Balboa Park fountain at 3:00 pm:

1549 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101
https://www.facebook.com/events/2292737470988735/

The United States of America recently celebrated breaking from colonial rule, but today, its neocolonial arms extend across the globe. Those who resist its ruling class hegemony become targets to be undermined, sanctioned, or bombed.

Their target du jour, Iran, is no exception. The nation liberated itself from a western puppet government and has been resisting the US and its allies […]

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2019 Major Campaigns

At our March annual chapter convention, the chapter voted unanimously to support our first two major campaigns brought forward by the Immigration Working Group and the Ecosocialism Working Group. These campaigns offer several fantastic opportunities for our chapter’s members to help build our chapter’s capacity, expand local and international solidarity relationships, and grow as organizers.

Growing a Revolution – Community Garden/Education

The community garden plot hatched by the Ecosocialist WG last fall will provide a new base for solidarity, discovery, prefigurative politics (acting out the change we want to see), and community-wide political education. To get plugged in, please fill out the Ecosocialist WG survey.

Cross-Border Connections between San Diego/Tijuana

The Immigration WG has been making several trips a month […]

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Bowling for Abortions

We’re bowling our way to healthcare justice! For DSA San Diego’s second year of supporting the National Network for Abortion Funds, please contribute to our chapter-wide General Strike team. Any amount helps assure much-needed reproductive healthcare for folks all over our country. Pins up!

https://bowl.nnaf.org/team/220010

International Day of Action – events January 11 and January 12

Join DSA San Diego and the San Diego Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition as we call for justice at events on January 11 and January 12. On November 25, 2018, our previous international day of action, the Trump administration earned worldwide infamy by viciously attacking those seeking asylum with tear gas and rubber bullets – an assault repeated in the dawn of this new year – the earliest hours of January 1, 2019. Day after day, the administration’s obstructionism continues, with the initiation of asylum cases slowing to a crawl and implementation of a grotesquely inhumane “Remain in Mexico” policy pledged to be imminent.

Our rally convenes at noon at the Customs and Border Patrol office in San Ysidro (311 […]

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