Because DSA’s Political Platform calls on members to “work to address, cease, and heal the harm caused by our ruling class;”
Because our ruling class has, for decades, stoked tensions against Russia rather than resolve conflict;
Because these tensions contributed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; and
Whereas Ukrainian officials themselves, leaders from the United States and aligned powers, and even members of the U.S. military-industrial complex, support a negotiated settlement to end the war in Ukraine;
We believe that opposition to peace talks does more to support the United States against rival imperialist powers than to promote Ukrainian self-determination.
We agree with calls, in the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC)’s recent letter, for “vigorous diplomatic efforts in support of a negotiated settlement and ceasefire.”
We believe it was a mistake to retract that letter;
We call on DSA’s National Political Committee to publicly criticize the CPC’s retraction and to call on DSA members within the CPC to recommit to the letter’s demands.