June 24, 2016

SDS 11th Annual National Convention - REGISTER NOW!

We are happy to announce that Students for a Democratic Society will be holding our tenth National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 8th and 9th. Registration is now open:


June 15, 2016

National SDS Stands in Solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ Community of Orlando, FL

In the early hours of Sunday, June 12th, a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others at a queer club, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida during the club’s Latino Night. Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) recognizes this attack as a tragic consequence of the homophobia and transphobia embedded within the United States’ domestic policies and economic system.

June 02, 2016

National SDS Demands Education for All

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) has decided to engage in a new national campaign, demanding education for all! A place where students of all genders, races, sexual and romantic orientations, etc. are supposed to attend for higher education, the U.S. University system grows ever more exclusionary via individual university policies and policies made by the state, which enable them. These academic institutions would not exist if it weren’t for students, yet they continuously fail to meet the needs of the population they were created to serve. This is why we are demanding education for all; it’s time for schools to listen to the students’ voices and work in our interest.

June 01, 2016

All Out to Detroit for Rasmea Odeh June 13th!

On the morning of Monday, June 13th, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters and affiliates will mobilize in Detroit in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh, whose case is receiving a status hearing on that date. The hearing will be at the federal courthouse in Detroit, Michigan, where she will appear with her attorneys in front of Judge Gershwin Drain. 

Rasmea Odeh is a Palestinian activist who has dedicated her life to building the Palestinian solidarity movement in the United States. In 1969, she was captured by the Israeli Defense Forces and physically and sexually tortured. She gave testimony about her experience at the United Nations ten years later. Now, even though Odeh is a naturalized US citizen, the federal government has put her on trial under threat of deportation in order to weaken the anti-war movement and the movement of self-determination of Palestine, of which she is an important icon.

Some progress has been made as a result of demands issued by concerned citizens and anti-repression groups: in February, a court of appeals ruled that crucial evidence regarding Odeh’s torture was wrongfully barred from a prior case. For this reason, she has been granted a hearing with the chance for a new trial where she can deliver her testimony about her rape and torture. However, this alone does not entail that Odeh’s charges will be dropped. Further effort on our part is necessary to ensure this outcome.

SDS chapters and affiliates demand an unconditional overturn of Rasmea Odeh’s bogus conviction of immigration fraud.

For more information, visit justice4rasmea.org

April 17, 2016

Students for a Democratic Society calls on students to counter the KKK in Stone Mountain GA

Anti-KKK march led by SDS in Tallahassee, FL
Photo taken by Rosie Richeson
April 23rd Students for a Democratic Society will be joining hundreds of anti-racist activists at Stone Mountain, GA to counter a planned white power march of the KKK and other white nationalist organizations.

The anti-KKK protest was called by All Out Atlanta, and is now endorsed by a variety of progressive, anti-fascist, and anti-racist groups throughout the south. This protest will be a powerful showing of anti-racist unity in the face of growing white supremacist organizing in the United States.

Students for a Democratic Society stands with the Kidapawan Farmers

Protest at Philippines Consulate
Photo from Bayan-USA, taken by Eric Tandoc
Students for a Democratic Society stands with the Kidapawan Farmers of the Philippines in their fight for immediate relief from a drought they are suffering, and for food. We also strongly denounce the deplorable actions of the Filipino government and police who opened fire on protesting farmers, killing three and wounding over a hundred.

March 16, 2016

National SDS Calls for Students to Dump Trump

For the past several months, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapters across the country have led protests against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Anyone who has been following Trump's campaign has seen examples of the war mongering and racist policies he supports. Deporting over 11 million undocumented immigrants, building a wall on the US-Mexico border, banning Muslims, and carpet bombing Syria are just a few examples of what Trump is trying to accomplish. SDS is anti-war, anti-racist, and supports legalization and tuition equity for all undocumented immigrants. It would be against everything SDS stands for as a progressive student activist organization, to not challenge Trump’s agenda or encourage people to stand up and fight back!