The East Phillips Urban Farm fight just had a huge victory! Monday, February 27, was the anticipated first day of demolition of the Roof Depot building. But on Friday, February 24, the judge granted a temporary injunction on demolition for at least two weeks. EPNI needs to raise $10,000 in that time to post bond […]
Neoliberals on Display
East Phillips is a neighborhood plagued by industrial pollution, with children there suffering abnormally high rates of asthma and other respiratory ailments. Under a cloak of progressive rhetoric and talk of equity, the majority on the Minneapolis City Council steamrolls over both the the community vision and fears of increased pollution. With this 7-6 vote, we see the neoliberal project on full display.
Labor Movie Night: Teamster Rebellion
Protesting low wages, Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike in 1934 in what would become a turning point in the labor movement nationally.
EPNI Holds Community Meeting for Moving Forward with Urban Farm
On January 22, approximately 70 people gathered in the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center for a community meeting held by the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) to give an update on the East Phillips Urban Farm fight. The meeting began with a song and a prayer by the group Hoka Hey. Then Joe […]
Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #96
Twin CitiesDemocratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #96 Setting Directions, Labor Actions, and Debriefing Elections December General Meeting Recap There was a full schedule at the December 2022 general meeting. Starting with updates on how our chapter’s capacities are being developed, inspiring work being done by local YDSA chapters, and preparations by labor allies […]
Post-Election Debrief: Recentering After Two Years
On December 10th, Twin Cities DSA members met to discuss what is the role of electoral campaigns going forward. In light of the potential approval of the policy platform and chapter priorities proposals, we discussed how this work could advance TCDSA’s political vision, what the chapter is seeking from the endorsement process, how to build […]
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