In early January, a 29-year-old African-American man, Tyre Nichols, was pulled over by Memphis Police for a traffic stop.The officers brutally assaulted him, leaving him fighting for his life with critical injuries. Nichols lay hospitalized for three agonizing days, suffering from devastating brain and kidney damage, his once-familiar face
On the 28th of December, Governor Ron DeSantis launched yet another attack on multicultural studies and diversity programs in the state of Florida, all under the banner of cracking down on "critical race theory". He demanded all public colleges compile and send in “a comprehensive list of all staff, programs,
On January 18th, 2023, police officers in Atlanta killed a peaceful protestor after repeated calls by activists to not bring firearms into the Weelaunee Forest. Acting as an invading force, officers swept the forest in SWAT gear, equipped with bulldozers, search dogs, lethal and non-lethal weapons, and ended up killing
On January 3rd, 2023, Keenan Anderson, a 31-year-old Black high school teacher, was murdered by the Los Angeles Police Department, after they tased him repeatedly on the street as he begged for his life. Keenan was the cousin of a co-founder of the national Black Lives Matter organization, Patrisse Cullors.
The Supreme Court is set to rule on two cases sometime this year that will determine the constitutionality of affirmative action. The cases are brought by a Republican-backed front organization led by Edward Blum, who has been working for decades against affirmative action. The Republican-backed majority Supreme Court has already
Students for a Democratic Society stands in unconditional solidarity with the railroad workers of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division (BMWED-IBT), SMART-TD, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen as they fight determinedly for a fair contract and livable conditions on and off the
Students for a Democratic Society condemns the so-called “Stop the Sexualization of Children Act '' being introduced into congress. This legislation comes in the wake of continuing attacks on LGBTQ+ youth. Through this bill, Florida’s HB 1557, otherwise known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, becomes national in
SDS Demands LGBTQ Rights! Whereas: Hundreds of anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures in 2022 alone, including the “Don’t Say Gay” bill (HB 1557), which was passed in Florida in March this year. HB 1557 bans public school teachers from teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation.
National SDS Stands in Solidarity with Workers Workers in the United States face a variety of poor working conditions: low wages; understaffing; long hours; little to no benefits; deportation for undocumented workers; and casual, blatant, and systemic racism, and other forms of bigotry. Especially in Right-to-Work states, workers also fight