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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #118: Election Day 2023, Rallying for Peace and Justice, Labor Heat in the Frozen North, Taking Time to Rest, and More!

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #118: Election Day 2023, Rallying for Peace and Justice, Labor Heat in the Frozen North, Taking Time to Rest, and More!

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #118 Election Day 2023, Rallying for Peace and Justice, Labor Heat in the Frozen North, Taking Time to Rest, and More! Readers, we have a lot to cover since the last edition, from election results, protests for peace and environmental justice, members on the doors to…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #115: Convention Time Is Here, Rethinking I-94, Election Day Coming Up Fast, A Hot Labor Fall, And More!

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #115: Convention Time Is Here, Rethinking I-94, Election Day Coming Up Fast, A Hot Labor Fall, And More!

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #115 Convention Time Is Here, Rethinking I-94, Election Day Coming Up Fast, A Hot Labor Fall, And More! The 2023 Annual Chapter Convention is upon us! Join us for the chapter’s first ever two-day chapter convention on Saturday, September 30 at 2:00PM on Zoom or at…

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  • Ruling Class Counter Attack

    Ruling Class Counter Attack

    I had an interesting conversation with a person who is very immersed in Minneapolis politics the other day. I’ll boil his pitch down to its bare essentials: He attacked TCDSA for our support of Soren Sorenson in his campaign to unseat Andrea Jenkins. He accused TCDSA, and me personally, of abandoning the fight for race…

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  • MFT/ESP Solidarity Event with East Phillips Coalition

    MFT/ESP Solidarity Event with East Phillips Coalition

    *Minneapolis Federation of Teachers / Education Support Professionals, the union representing educators in the Minneapolis Public Schools A sharp battle has erupted in Minneapolis between the working people of East Phillips and the City’s rulers. East Phillips is historically one of the most polluted neighborhoods in Minnesota, with a highly diverse population and the largest…

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  • Centering the Roof Depot Struggle

    Centering the Roof Depot Struggle

    Our chapter is engaged with coalition partners to stop the continued pollution and disempowerment of Little Earth and East Phillips residents. Entering this fight means directly confronting the history of colonialism that has been the rule for centuries, as well as recognizing the history of indigenous resistance to the ruling class. This land acknowledgement was…

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  • No Demo!

    No Demo!

    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…

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  • Neoliberals on Display

    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,…

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