DSA SF remains resolute in our solidarity with Palestinians and our support for Palestinian liberation. We condemn Israel’s escalating genocidal tactics and the billions of dollars in US funding supporting them, and we mourn the substantial loss of life occurring every day. 

Israel’s abhorrent siege on Gaza is a new chapter of an awful human tragedy that began with the Nakba in 1948 and continues to this day under the Zionist apartheid regime. These conditions endanger everyone in the region, including Palestinians and Israelis.

As socialists, we stand with Palestinians in their right to self-determination, their right to all forms of resistance – peaceful or otherwise, the right to return, and the right to autonomy. We reject the Zionist occupation of Palestinian land and the imperial investments of the US that fortify it. We reject collective punishment.

We reject all forms of antisemitic and islamophobic bigotry. Our common humanity demands the liberation of all people from imperialism, colonialism, hatred, and military-industrial capitalism. We stand with Palestinian, Arab, and Jewish-led orgs who are demanding an immediate ceasefire and an end to all US military funding to Israel. We continue to march and rally alongside these groups, joined by millions worldwide to stop the genocide and end the occupation. We also recognize the connection between the Palestinian fight for liberation with Native peoples’ fight in the US for liberation from capitalism and colonialism. 

A better world is possible, and we call upon those who share this vision to join us in the fight for a free Palestine, from the river to the sea. Here are some ways to get involved:

Our Palestine Solidarity Working Group is organizing march contingents, art making parties, decompression circles to navigate our collective grief, education events, and more. Our Labor Board is working to organize labor in support of a ceasefire and Palestinian liberation. Join us at dsasf.org/join!

Follow Palestinian Youth Movement (@palestinianyouthmovement), Arab Resource & Organizing Center (@aroc_bayarea), or Jewish Voice for Peace (@jvpbayarea) for information on actions and other ways to plug into the work. Read selections from PYM’s Palestinian Liberation Resource List: All the Walls Will Fall: 2023 Palestine Liberation Resource List

Check out DSA International Committee’s Palestine Solidarity Toolkit: https://international.dsausa.org/palestine-solidarity-toolkit/

Join a phonebank to demand that Congress supports a ceasefire: https://www.dsausa.org/no-money-for-massacres-phonebanks/ 

Read about the shared history of colonial resistance between Palestinians and Indigenous Peoples in the US in this piece from NDN Collective: https://ndncollective.org/right-of-return-is-landback/