Articles

This page highlights articles written by Constellation members relevant to our caucuses' political outlook or the organizing work of our members.

Constellation Budget Statement: YDSA in a Solid Position

February 7th, 2024 by Constellation💫

In this article we will hope to counteract recent statements from various caucuses and YDSA leaders who have criticized all cuts to our budget and instead argue for a different path for YDSA members to engage with our parent organization, DSA. 

Published on our caucus website.

¡Cuba Sí, Bloqueo No!

November 7th, 2023 by Aron Ali-McClory

“I feel human again.”

Those were the words of a delegate from Michigan who was visibly emotional after Mariela Castro, the Director of Cuban National Center for Sex Education, led some 43 DSA members in both a minute of silence for Gazans, but also in chants of “Free Palestine!”

Published in The Gainesville Iguana, Gainesville Florida's progressive events calendar and newsletter since 1986. 

To Sustain the Socialist Movement, We Need Socialist Culture: Report from ROOD Summer Camp

October 8, 2023 by Niko Johnson-Fuller

The author attended a Dutch Socialist Youth summer camp as an international representative for YDSA. In their reportback, they make the case for the necessity of Socialist cultural events for a vital socialist movement.

Published in The Activist, the publication by and for members of YDSA.

How Should DSA Engage With the Latin American Left?

Fall 2023 by Luca Dhagat and Niko Johnson-Fuller

Instead of changing course, DSA should continue prioritizing mass parties of the Latin American Left.

Published in Socialist Forum, a Democratic Socialist of America Publication.

For R14: Intentional Growth Requires Intentional Investment

July 29th, 2023 by Sean Bridge and Madhulika Singh

YDSA chapters do not currently have a way of reliably getting funds from the national organization. Supporters of Resolution 14 argue in favor of a grant system that would get funds to chapters and allow the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) to have more influence over local campaigns. 

Published in The Activist, the publication by and for members of YDSA.

For R26: Charting the Path Forward to an Internationalist YDSA

July 29, 2023 by Andrew Basta and Gabriel McAdams

The International Committee Youth Leadership Committee (ICYLC) has made connections with many different groups abroad in the past few years. Supporters of Resolution 26 argue that we should stay the course with the current structure of the committee.  

Published in The Activist, the publication by and for members of YDSA.

Boston University YDSA Won for Tenants in LA Because DSA is a National Organization

April 24, 2023 by Vivian Dai 

Boston University tried to sell four apartment buildings in Los Angeles to a private firm, effectively displacing their current occupants. BU YDSA was able to use the power of their national organization to stop it.

This article was first published in the Spring 2023 print issue of The Activist, the publication by and for members of YDSA.

Ben Sasse and the War on Freedom at UF

November 16th, 2022 by Aron Ali-McClory

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, a Republican senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse, was appointed unanimously by the University of Florida Board of Trustees to be UF’s 13th president.

However, as much as this story has centered around Ben Sasse himself in the past month, it’s deeply important to consider the context in which his coronation happened. 

Published in The Gainesville Iguana, Gainesville Florida's progressive events calendar and newsletter since 1986. 

Stand Up, Fight Back! YDSA Sets the Course for the Coming Year

August 8th, 2022 by Andrew Basta and Niko Johnson-Fuller

Report back on the 2022 YDSA Convention. Includes summary and analysis of the resolutions and constitutional amendments deliberated on, as well as political analysis.

Published in New Majority, a publication reporting on organization and organizing not only in the United States but across the international socialist left.


A Year of Internationalism

July 23, 2022 by Gabriel McAdams and Andrew Basta

The authors of the 2022 YDSA Convention Resolution 10 “Integrating YDSA into the International Committee” recap what the Youth Leadership Committee of the IC has done this past year. The resolution was succesfully passed unamended.

Published in The Activist, the publication by and for members of YDSA.


YDSA Needs to Prioritize our Grievance Process

June 14, 2022 by Niko Johnson-Fuller

Niko Johnson-Fuller argues in favor of establishing a National Committee of Grievance Officers for YDSA leaders in support of Resolution 6, Establishing a Council of HGOs to Advise YDSA Leaders. The resolution passed unanimously on the consent agenda.

Published in The Activist, the publication by and for members of YDSA.