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  • Long Hot Labor Summer

    Long Hot Labor Summer

    It is indeed shaping up for a long hot labor summer.

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  • Recognizing and Dismantling Internal Capitalist Realism

    Recognizing and Dismantling Internal Capitalist Realism

    What can you change in your world if nothing is changeable? You may hate what you do, where you are, and who you’ve become, but this hyper-individualist, addictively consumerist, at best dull and at worst agonizing 21st-century life path obscures all else. While the finances strangle us, let the mindlessness of it all blur together…

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  • The Democratic Party is a Capitalist Party

    The Democratic Party is a Capitalist Party

    “[The] Working Class doesn’t have its own political party”.  This phrase opened up Professor August Nimtz Jr.’s intriguing presentation to UMN YDSA and Twin Cities CDSA members on June 15 at the University of Minnesota’s (UMN) Folwell Hall. 

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  • Who in the world was István Mészáros, and why is he essential for 21st-century socialists?

    Who in the world was István Mészáros, and why is he essential for 21st-century socialists?

    A Political Education Snippet A book review of The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time by István Mészáros, Monthly Review Press Mészáros was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher who participated in the 1956 revolt against an autocratic Soviet-style state. He was exiled to Italy and then England, where he continued to teach, write and study Marxism.…

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  • Amidst Working Class Progress, the Ruling Class Strikes Back

    Amidst Working Class Progress, the Ruling Class Strikes Back

    It’s been kind of a wild ride. It started with Victor Martinez, Minneapolis Ward 5  candidate for city council, accusing Twin Cities DSA (TCDSA) of sabotaging the ward’s DFL convention. Next came the disruption of the Ward 10 DFL convention by city council candidate Nasri Warsame and his supporters. This made it impossible for the…

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  • Ukraine, France and Peru: A Challenge to Capitalist Plans

    The War in Ukraine has accelerated the threats of nuclear rearmament. The tensions between the US and China in the Pacific are also a race in South America for the control of lithium and other strategic natural resources. Finland choosing to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is just another step in an aggressive…

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  • Building a Sustainable Socialist Movement in 2023

    Building a Sustainable Socialist Movement in 2023

    Last year our chapter overwhelmingly voted to approve the True North Resolution and voted for a new steering committee slate that pledged to implement that resolution. It’s been an intense eight months since October, 2022. Our level of activity has stretched us to the limit of our leadership and structure. Guiding all of our activity…

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  • Thoughts on Environmental Racism for Earth Day 2023

    Thoughts on Environmental Racism for Earth Day 2023

    The ongoing fight against fracking, pipelines and all extractive industries We lost the battle if not the war on Line 3. It’s done, it’s dusted and it’s leaking into groundwater even as you read this. (See KSTP Eyewitness News for reporting on the 153 cases of pollution control violations in the latter half of 2022.)…

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  • Some Picket Line Do’s and Don’ts

    Some Picket Line Do’s and Don’ts

    One of the most fundamental labor actions is the picket line, and everyone should know how to show up. This is great to share with comrades about how to effectively show up as socialists!

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  • They Don’t Care About Us

    They Don’t Care About Us

    The town of Pajaro, California is ruined. Many residents of this poor Latino farming community will never return home. The levee keeping water from the Pajaro River away from the town broke. The Federal government, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, had known for years that the levee was weak and needed to be replaced.…

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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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  • Rebellion in Peru Dispatch #2: Second Takeover of Lima

    Rebellion in Peru Dispatch #2: Second Takeover of Lima

    It’s time to turn over 500 years of colonization. The uprising of the people against the infamous regime instated by Fujimori and the US Embassy has many reasons. 500 years worth of reasons. But let’s try to see what is behind the coup today. The region is the richest in minerals in the world. Today…

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