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 »

#FreeThemAll #NoCages

Twin Cities DSA sprang into action on many issues that came to the surface as the COVID-19 pandemic began and Minnesota declared a state of emergency. Comrades active in the NoCages coalition and on the #antiicemobilization channel in Slack took part in an innovative Car Sit-in demonstration on Friday, March 27, at the MN Governor’s… Read more »

Endorsed Candidate Profile: Omar Fateh for MN62 Senator

Omar Fateh is a Twin Cities DSA member running for the Minnesota Senate in District 62. Fateh is the son of hard-working immigrants from Somalia. They instilled in him the values of leadership and personal sacrifice, while raising him to work first and foremost to increase opportunity, justice, and equity for our community. Having worked… Read more »

MASE Solidarity Fund

This month, the phrase “mutual aid” entered the lexicon of the American mainstream. The term, which refers to the sharing of resources among communities of people, wasn’t a new one for Twin Cities DSA – our Mutual Aid/Solidarity Economy (MASE) working group has been around for three years, and while for the most part we’ve… Read more »

Met Council/ Phone Zap

The bus drivers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 have been keeping our public transit system working, yet they are putting themselves at serious risk of contracting COVID-19. For their safety, ATU Local 1005 has been pushing for suspending fare collection and having passengers enter through rear doors. This past Tuesday, TC DSA’s Labor Branch… Read more »

How to Fight Bloomberg and Win

The genesis of this piece is a debate between comrades about how to relate to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign to be the Democratic candidate for president. Two weeks ago, Bloomberg opened five new campaign offices in Minnesota. I proposed that TCDSA take the opportunity to protest Bloomberg at the nearest one;… Read more »

Support Nelsie Yang

With the city of St Paul holding city council elections this Tuesday 5 November, Twin Cities DSA would like to strongly recommend volunteer support for Nelsie Yang, candidate for city council in Ward 6. Sign-up Here: https://secure.ngpvan.com/p/JjsHsM6BHUqPHxKvqHbOAA2 Decision Process Twin Cities DSA did not host formal endorsement meetings this year available to rank & file… Read more »

If You’re So Rich, How Come You’re Not Smart?

We have come to a point in late-stage capitalism where a lot of the so-called philanthropy vying for well-meaning control of our lives is so inept, so blinkered by ideology, that it has become its own opposite. “Philanthropy” contains two Greek root words that mean, respectively, “love” and “human.” But, particularly in the subdivision of… Read more »

Local Labor News Round-up

Comrades, we are in the midst of a wave of labor actions and agitation as the working class reasserts itself with greater urgency every day. People are fighting for their communities, fighting to save the planet, and fighting to get just a little more justice in their lives every day. All labor actions involve surprises,… Read more »