20 | 02 | 2019
  • Today, the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (NYC-DSA) issued the following statement on Amazon’s decision to abandon their plan to build HQ2 in Queens, New York. NYC-DSA has been part of a coalition of local community groups opposing HQ2, including Queens Neighborhoods United, Desis Rising Up and Moving Home, CAAAV,Chhaya, Centro Corona,Hate Free Zones, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road NY, Ridgewood Tenants Union, the Justice for All Coalition, and more.

  • After airport workers threatened a strike and brought Trump to his knees last month, and as they threatened to do so again this coming Saturday, Pelosi has capitulated to his anti-immigrant hysteria and agreed to increases for immigration enforcement, including $7.6 billion for ICE ($512 million over FY2018) and $14.9 billion for CBP ($942 million over FY2018). $1.375 billion is allocated towards border barriers.

  • “The extremists of the White House have proposed to impose a coup in Venezuela and we have rejected it”, said the constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros.

  • The ANSWER coalition released a call for a massive march against Trump's agression against Venezuela for March 16th.

    The ANSWER Coalition, of which the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is a founding member called for a national march in DC on March 16th against the Trump administration’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela.

  • The colonial project with which Donald Trump tries to reconquer Venezuela has several components: a legal folly, an abuse of power, a crime of aggression and a coup d’état. All with the purpose of promoting chaos and a foreign military intervention that would destroy not only peace in Venezuela but in the whole region.

  • Good evening and thanks for tuning in. My name is John Bachtell. I’m the national chair of the Communist Party USA.  Welcome to our response to the State of the Union address. Our country and the world are at a crossroads. Both humanity and nature face existential crises. We face a climate catastrophe and an escalating nuclear war danger.

  • Under a tense situation and a divided Congress, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, during his State of the Union speech, attacked again against Venezuela when recognizing that his country is at the head of the coup that seeks to depose the constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

    “We support Venezuelans in their noble quest for freedom”, said the US president, who at the same time did not rule out the use of military force to intervene in the Caribbean nation.

  • “We know that we have pending accounts for the future for independence, development and economic prosperity of Venezuela, and that is why we should not lose a second, to advance addressing the problems of our people”, said the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.

  • The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venzuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, reported on Saturday that legal actions against the government of the United States have already begun to defend the ownership of Citgo, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) that is located in the United States.

  • The DSA International Committee is launching a Venezuela solidarity campaign to leverage DSA’s resources in support of the Venezuelan people against destructive and counterproductive sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the US government.

  • The victory over the Trump administration lockout of Federal workers is a people’s triumph of collective action! Collective action creates the seeds for deeper and even more far reaching victories. While much credit has been given – deservedly – to the fortitude of Democratic legislators led by the much-maligned Speaker Nancy Pelosi – the decisive role of the public workers’ unions has not gotten the attention it deserves.

  • “We have already taken the first steps: a ship that leaves a Venezuelan port loaded with our resources must be payed before leaving the port”, announced the People’s Power Minister of Oil, Manuel Quevedo.

    After the meeting with the Vice-ministers and the executive committee of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), Quevedo stressed that they perform the internal analysis to protect the resources of the nation, as well as the partners and suppliers of the company in the United States so that have the least possible impact on the oil market, due to the declaration of suspension of some contracts for a partial force majeure.

  • “Of course we are worried about what the US and its allies are doing in relation to Venezuela, grossly violating all imaginable norms of international law”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday, referring to the new sanctions imposed by Washington against the oil industry of Venezuela. In a new support to the Venezuelan coup plotters, the Government of Washington announced on Monday that it will freeze all the funds of the state oil company S.S. Petroleos de Venezuela. (PDVSA) and its subsidiary in the US, Citgo, in addition to prohibiting, although with exceptions, that citizens and companies in their country have business with the Venezuelan oil company.

  • On Monday, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, led from the Simón Bolívar room of the Miraflores Palace, the reception ceremony to the diplomatic personnel who returned from the United States of America.

    On January 24, the Venezuelan Head of State announced that the Venezuelan diplomatic mission in US territory would return to the country, after breaking diplomatic relations with the Trump government.

  • After the rupture of diplomatic and political relations by Venezuela with the government of the United States, the foreign minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, informed that the officials of the diplomatic missions in the USA, are already in the South American country and for the moment, the possibility of establishing an office of interest as a communication channel to maintain minimum bilateral relations is analyzed.

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will end all its projects assisting refugees in the occupied West Bank and the besieged Gaza Strip on January 31st following the US administration’s decision to cut funding to the Palestinians. The decision has been confirmed by Dave Harden, former USAID Mission Director and Managing Director of the Georgetown Strategy Group.

  • Stop Dangerous and Counterproductive US Intervention in Venezuela

    Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) categorically opposes any and all efforts by the US government to intervene in the domestic politics of Venezuela.

  • The already dangerous situation involving Venezuela has suddenly escalated over the last few days, as the legally elected president, Nicolas Maduro, has prepared to start a new term.

    On January 21, a small group of Venezuelan National Guard soldiers attempted and failed to carry out a military coup.  It is quite clear that they were encouraged in this effort not only by the Venezuelan right but by reactionary leaders and governments in neighboring countries, and by U.S. President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. National Security advisor John Bolton.

  • 190123protest usaEmergency protests have been called to defend Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and the Bolivarian Revolution against the latest attempt at a coup (see previous post for details if you missed them)! Join one of these protests or organize your own!

    WASHINGTON, D.C, **TODAY**: 6:30 p.m. EST at the Venezuelan Embassy, 1099 30th St. NW (Foggy Bottom Orange/Blue Lines, 30 buses and circulator)
    LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY: Time and location to follow.
    SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY: 5:00 p.m. PST at 24th and Mission.

  • In November, the American people delivered the power of the purse to a Democratic majority outstanding in both its racial, national, and gender diversity and its commitment to progressive change.  In retaliation, Trump and the Republican Party have shut down the federal government in an attempt to override the clear will of the people and coerce that Democratic majority into building a wall-shaped monument to racism, cruelty, and paranoia.

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