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Upholding Human Rights: Defend DACA, Abolish ICE, Build Socialism

The Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals was a policy enacted by the Obama administration on June 12th 2012 that allowed some individuals who came to this country as children to obtain a work permit and encouraged prosecutorial discretion that protected the individuals from deportation. Those who were approved for the program are known as Dreamers. The term “Dreamers” is used by the government to describe undocumented youth in the United States. To be eligible for DACA, immigrants from any nation must have arrived before the age of 16 prior to 2007, must be at least 15 now, and must have been younger than 31 when DACA was passed in 2012. DACA recipients must also have no criminal record,

Socialist Party USA Statement on the Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

A research team led by scientists at Harvard's T.H. Chan Public School of Health published a study in The New England Journal of Medicine that illustrated that 4,645 human lives were lost in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. This is a figure that lies in stark contrast to the "official" death toll of 64, announced by Puerto Rico's Department of Public Safety and reported by the American press. The study's authors wrote that "in our survey, interruption of medical care was the primary cause of sustained high mortality rates in the months following the hurricane." The disparity in reported figures compared to the study's finding is hardly an accident, but is, in fact, environmen

Socialist Party of Coastal South Carolina host "Beach and Teach"

On Sunday, June 10 the Socialist Party of Coastal South Carolina hosted a picnic open to the public at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrell's Inlet, SC. Many family members joined with us for a cookout in the picnic area followed by a great time catching rays and swimming at the beach. Cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, Ramen slaw, and many more fixins' made for a fine meal as we engaged in vigorous radical discourse. One individual drove over three hours to attend! Many drove over two hours, and we believe it was worth the trip. In the end, it was an important event as our bonds grew stronger and our unity and common resolve was strengthened. A good amount of time was spent planning

Los Angeles Call to Action: Abolish and Prosecute ICE!

As part of the Coalition for Peace, Revolution, and Social Justice, members of the Socialist Party Los Angeles Local helped to organize and participated in a rally held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. Carrying signs that read "Melt ICE" and "Abolish ICE", participants made a human corridor along Alameda Street to draw attention to the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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