On the George Floyd Uprisings

Spring 2020. The economy is in the ugly process of reopening in a pandemic. Donald Trump feels victorious.  His armed and angry supporters denounce measures of public health as government overreach and tyranny. They come out to public and government areas with guns and confederate flags, and walk away free.  MN Governor Tim Walz responds… Read more »

#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd at Seward Co-op

On June 16th nearly the entire staff on shift at Seward Co-op’s Franklin Ave. store walked out for a 9 minute work stoppage to mourn the murder of George Floyd and to stand in solidarity with the #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd protests erupting around the world. Nine minutes is the length of time George Floyd suffocated under MPD… Read more »

Who Was Alexandra Kollontai? (Part 1 of 2)

Few in the US today have even heard of Kollontai, let alone know anything about what made her so important to the world history of socialism. Have you ever wondered why all the “schools” of political theory — the “isms” — are named after men? There is not one -ism that commemorates the wisdom, actions,… Read more »

How to roll your own Solidarity Fund

Despite what Breitbart News would have you believe, socialists aren’t getting paid to transform America into a fully automated luxury gay space communist paradise. We do this work for free because we know just how high the stakes are. At the same time, many of us work jobs that pay so little we can barely make… Read more »

WE’RE NOT DONE YET

tips from the Twin Cities DSA medical working group to reduce the risk of COVID-19 As we seek justice for George Floyd, COVID-19 is still a threat, especially to BIPOC, who have been disproportionately impacted. We keep us safe – so here’s some tips for comrades at protests and volunteer sites: Wear a mask that… Read more »

We are the grace we’re looking for

Thursday, June 4, 2020 Like my comrade Anne, I’m an indoor kid. George Floyd’s memorial service was today at North Central University, a Pentecostal college, in a building I pass every day on my quarantine sanity walks. The most time I’ve spent outside in three months was this afternoon, when I sat on the curb… Read more »

Grievance Committee Update

Since members were elected at the November 2019 general meeting, the eight folks who comprise the Twin Cities DSA Grievance Committee have been hard at work assessing current issues and envisioning what the Grievance Committee could be.  We meet on a monthly basis to discuss new grievances and concerns within the chapter, review past grievance… Read more »

Solidarity and Support for the Venezuelan People

Venezuela, by most estimates, has the world’s largest proven reserves of petroleum on the planet. Such immense oil wealth should mean that it has one of the highest standards of living on the planet and the capacity to transition toward a green economy. That would be the ideal, but is far from reality in Venezuela.… Read more »