Every Friday morning for four months, rank-and-file UPS Teamsters have been meeting. They talk about their struggles and why their demands are necessary. Their struggle is ours. We as workers must stand with them in their fight for a better wages, better conditions, and a better life. If their demands aren’t met, they’re ready to strike on August 1, and ALL workers will stand with them. This is what democracy looks like. We were honored to be invited to this morning’s Unity Breakfast, and we are determined to support the rank and file as they organize.
DSA San Diego stands in solidarity with UPS Teamsters. Click here to learn more and sign the pledge to get “strike ready” with us.[…]
DSA San Diego members gathered alongside members of the community at the College Area Community Garden on Saturday, May 13, to plant nearly 200 square feet of vegetables for a new cooperative growing program. The group planted peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, and more for the autumn harvest. Produce from this planting will be donated to those in need.
As a socialist organization, one of DSA’s tenets is rooted in the belief that access to healthy food is a human right. Socialists advocate for a food system that is decentralized, local, and community-controlled, rather than controlled by large corporations. Community gardens can play a key role in an alternative food system.
The chapter’s Ecosocialism Working Group maintains its own plot in the […]
During this year’s primary, DSA San Diego received numerous requests for a voter guide. As a result, the recently rechartered Electoral Working Group has come together to offer our impressions of these midterm elections. The recommendations listed below are the result of weeks of research and discussion, and we hope that in total they can serve as a guide to the ongoing political dynamics of California and the San Diego region.
Given the ongoing disappointments in electoral options for leftists here in San Diego (no matter what part of the county you’re in), we’ve decided to dedicate the most reasoning to our thoughts on the ballot measures, and have foregrounded them as a result. That being said, for high-profile […]
As a member of the Transparent and Responsible Use of Surveillance Technology (TRUST) Coalition, DSA San Diego members have worked to pass a series of reform ordinances through the San Diego City Council. After 2 years of diligent work involving community input and legal review, the City Council was cowed by the Police Officers Association to insert amendments which severely weaken this ordinance. These amendments allow blanket-exemptions in oversight for technologies introduced to the city by Federal investigators. The city will have no oversight or knowledge of the Surveillance Technologies introduced by federal law enforcement partners.
This lack of oversight and control is unacceptable and endangers San Diegans. Federal agencies have frequently engaged in predatory and invasive surveillance of our […]
The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade, and while abortion currently remains legal in California, this cannot stand. The time to hit the streets is now.
Even worse, Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh stated in their concurring decisions that federal protections for same-sex relationships and marriage and contraception may also be subject to reversal. Members of DSA San Diego must mobilize against this violent attack on abortion and reproductive rights, queer rights, trans care, and so much more.
*** Gather with DSA members and members of our community tonight, June 24 at 7 pm at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway. ***
They have the courts, but we have the people.
Free abortion on demand and without apology. Nothing […]
Thank you to all of the kind folks who visited our booth at the 2022 EarthFair! It was a pleasure speaking with you about the work we do and the momentous task ahead of us – organizing working people to address the climate crisis.
If you want to learn more about us, the work we do, and how to get involved, we have a special new member orientation scheduled for Saturday, April 30th at 2:00 PM. Register here.
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In recent years, tenant organizing has emerged as a major terrain of class struggle. Concentration of ownership in the hands of corporate landlords, inflation, and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic have heightened the hardship tenants face across the country. In a housing system where profit matters more than our quality of life, we need a tenant movement to effectively combat the landlord class, secure decent housing for all, and build the necessary power to bring about socialism.
For these reasons, DSA-SD has prioritized tenant union organizing. Our Housing Justice Working Group (HJWG) has embarked on a major campaign that aims to organize tenants throughout San Diego County. We will knock on doors, forge relationships with neighbors, and set up […]
We demand that all charges against local activists from San Diego and Los Angeles defending our community from violent far-right extremists be dropped! We denounce the unprecedented conspiracy charges and the unreasonably high bail against transgender activists.
On January 9, 2021, violent far-right extremists went to Pacific Beach to disrupt and terrorize the local community – but local activists counter-demonstrated to show that hate is not welcome in our communities. In response, not only did SDPD use force solely against the counter-demonstrators, but now almost a year later is going after local activists alleging criminal conspiracy based largely on allegations of wearing black and liking social media posts. This is obscene and […]
Have issues with your landlord? Living with cockroaches or repairs that never get done? Is management raising the rent? The Housing Justice Working Group is organizing tenants in San Diego! Come to our next meeting on February 13th, or reach out to get involved!
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Call for Position Papers: Resolution on Jamaal Bowman
AB 1400 or CalCare is California’s single payer bill. It would create a single tax-funded health insurer that covers all Californians for all types of care without out-of-pocket costs.
Supporters of AB 1400 are organizing a day of action in Sacramento and across the state on January 8th. In San Diego we will be holding a car caravan of supporters (staying in our cars limits the risk of spreading COVID). We’ll gather at the north end of the Zoo parking lot near the Therapeutic Recreation Services Building at 3325 Zoo Drive in San Diego. Then we’ll drive downtown and circle Assemblymember Weber’s office on Front Street.