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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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Rojava Solidarity Statement

The Democratic Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, better known as “Rojava,” is a self-proclaimed Internationalist Commune representing the liberation movement of both women and workers in the region.

We pledge our international solidarity to the people of Rojava against Erdogan and reactionary nationalism in their struggle for autonomy and self-determination!

(DAWG) The Direct Action Working Group of the Democratic Socialists of America, San Diego, wholeheartedly condemns the imperialist aggression(s) committed against the Kurdish people and their allies. These atrocities include: summary killings, bombings of civilians, and extrajudicial violence against activists and political dissidents within Turkey, but also expanding to those affected by the multi-ethnic diaspora.

We recognize that this application of democratic confederalism requires an international show of […]

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Support El Comedor

This #Giving Tuesday, DSA San Diego asks you to make a gift to El Comedor, an autonomous migrant-run kitchen in Tijuana that serves meals and provides other resources to asylum seekers and people in need. The collective that runs this kitchen, Contra Viento y Marea, was born out of the self-organization of caravan members during the siege of Benito Juarez in December 2018.

The Central American exodus of 2018 and the caravans that followed brought a number of asylum seekers to Tijuana. The US and Mexican governments have been coordinating to flout international asylum laws and criminalize migration – they do not allow asylum seekers to present themselves at ports of entry and instead funnel them into an illegal […]

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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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DSA-San Diego Immigration Working Group Statement Urging Senator Sanders to Adopt Human-Rights Focused Immigration Policy and Uplift Border Community Voices

DSA-San Diego Immigration Working Group Statement Urging Senator Sanders to Adopt Human-Rights Focused Immigration Policy and Uplift Border Community Voices

We, the Immigration Working Group of the San Diego chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), are dismayed by the DSA National-endorsed Presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders, and his continued capitulation to the right-wing of American politics with  backwards statements on immigration and immigration policy. First, Bernie Sanders used right-wing talking points in his misinformed position against ‘open borders’, with an open and continued use of the dog whistle phrase “comprehensive immigration reform.” Now, in a moment where Senator Sanders could have stood up for Democratic Socialist values, he fails to appropriately name the atrocities being orchestrated by […]

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Harassment Grievance Officers – Call for Candidates

In order to promote the safety of our community and perform the hard work of unwinding colonization and patriarchy, DSA San Diego appoints two harassment grievance officers (HGOs) each year. This year, we also ask that our HGOs act to distinguish and advise on the resolution of intramember conflicts unrelated to identity.

If you are a member in good standing and willing to serve in this essential role, please email sandiegodsa@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, June 12 with a one-page statement on your qualifications and interest in the position. Please self-disclose any facets of your identity distinguishing you from the cishet male hegemony prevailing in our culture.

Members are invited to convene to select two new HGOs to serve […]

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National convention delegates – call for candidates

The biennial DSA National Convention will take place this summer from August 2-4, in Atlanta, Georgia. DSA San Diego has been allocated 12 slots for convention delegates, offering outstanding opportunity for members of our chapter to participate in the highest level of DSA governance — our national general assembly.

If you are interested in representing the San Diego chapter at the national convention, please fill out our candidate questionnaire (link embedded) no later than midnight, May 4.

Candidates must be members in good standing as of May 1, 2019. DSA San Diego will embark on fundraising beginning this summer to help defray expenses associated with travel, and a portion of travel expenses will be reimbursed by the national organization […]

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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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