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 »

Labor For Bernie Rally

By the time you read this, Bernie likely will have come in first or second in Iowa. He looks even better in New Hampshire. We don’t want to be overconfident, but things seem to be falling into place. Just today, Thursday, January 30th, the 200,000-strong American Postal Workers Union endorsed the Sanders Campaign. Lots of… Read more »

Endorsed Candidate Profile: Yolanda Roth, Candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner, District 1

Yolanda Roth is a Twin Cities DSA member running for Hennepin County commissioner for District 1. A community organizer and activist who advocates for housing rights, criminal justice reform, LGBTQ rights, and other causes, she has been with the labor movement for twenty years. She joined the Communication Workers of America as a telecom employee… Read more »

Minnesota Labor for Bernie

A new group in the movement to elect Bernie Sanders president formed in December, Minnesota Labor for Bernie. Why Labor for Bernie? National Union Members for Bernie Coordinator Jonah Furman says, “There are 14.7 million of us and 30 million voters in the 2016 Democratic primaries. We can make the difference.” He goes on to… Read more »