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SDS Stands with #BBUM

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) stands with the University of Michigan Black Student Union and Being Black at the University of Michigan (#BBUM) who are building a movement on their campus to demand that the University provide greater access and support to students of color and poor or working-class students. SDS stands with the UM Black Student Union and student organizers in their demand that the University of Michigan take immediate action to meet the demands of the students.

Nelson Mandela Statement

On Thursday December 5, former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, also called Madiba, died at the age of ninety five. In his youth, Mandela was a member of the African National Congress Youth League and would became president in 1994 under the same party. Mandela was the first black president of South Africa after spending twenty seven years in prison for his actions in struggling against apartheid, helping to abolish the apartheid state and establishing multiracial elections and has become a beloved figure and symbol of freedom for many people worldwide.

Students for a Democratic Society Endorse Miami Protest: Close Guantanamo Bay Now!

In November 2001, President George W. Bush authorized the detention of any suspected Al-Qaeda members by newly-created military commissions. Anyone considered “unlawful enemy combatants,” would be captured, tortured, and locked up in prison cells at Guantanamo Bay.

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