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YDS Opposes the Criminalization of BDS

A bill was recently proposed that potentially poses a threat to a number of dedicated left-wing, anti-imperialist activists and their right to free speech. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720) seeks to criminalize the boycott of Israeli produced goods and services. Any evidence of politically motivated acts of boycott against Israel will be prosecuted. To boycott Israel is an expression of the First Amendment right to free speech.

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The Story of a Successful Chapter

A YDS Chapter can quickly go from a small group of students with a common interest to a dynamic and successful chapter making real impacts on their community. Elliot Geary, Co-Chair of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga YDS, highlights both the ups and downs of starting a chapter, detailing how they set goals, formed relationships with other activist groups, resolved conflicts, and eventually gained a core group of students dedicated to their chapter.

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YDS Remembers Leah Terry

Leah Terry, left, pictured at a protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, 2015.

Adam Cardo, Metro Atlanta DSA

Leah Christine Terry, born on the 7th of March in 1993 in San Jose, California. sadly passed on May 29 in Atlanta, Georgia. A passionate socialist activist, Leah's dedication to social justice was borne out of her own struggle with disability and her family's struggle against corporate America.

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YDS in National Debate with Turning Point USA

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Young people are building and leading their own movements, and during these uncertain times campuses are centers for heavy ideological debate and conflict. As millennials prepare to shape our world in our image, one central question looms: should our future be a socialist or capitalist one?

Join us at Georgetown University on Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 PM for a friendly debate on this question between Ryan Mosgrove, National Organizer for Young Democratic Socialists, and Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA.

This debate will be livestreamed via Facebook Live on Event Page! If you're local, it is a public event and directions are here.

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YDS Makes a Big Impact on Campuses in the Spring

The Young Democratic Socialists have grown from roughly a dozen chapters at the beginning of the school year to over forty groups around the country today. YDS is now one of the premier progressive national campus organizations - on par in strength with historic allies such as United Students Against Sweatshops and United States Student Association. 

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