TCDSA Participates in Lights for Liberty

On July 12, a nationwide vigil was held around sundown at ICE detention sites or offices in most states under the name Lights for Liberty. There were TCDSA members present at at least two Minnesota vigils at the Sherburne County Jail and the Fred Whipple Federal Office Building. The Sherburne County Jail in Elk River… Read more »

Socialism 101

This month, on Saturday 13 July, our chapter hosted a double session of Socialism 101. Two-thirds of the attendees at both classes were new to DSA and most of them had heard about the course through DSA activities in support of the Bernie 2020 Campaign. Our Socialism 101 class is a space for introducing and… Read more »

Racial Justice Branch Update

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” –Angela Davis Racial Justice is one of the newest branches of Twin Cities DSA, with the explicit purpose of de-centering whiteness in socialist organizing and collaborating on projects that prioritize anti-racism. In… Read more »

Report Back from Socialism Conference 2019

Two weeks ago, around 25 comrades made the trip home to the Twin Cities from Chicago, many dollars poorer (from having bought too many books), but so much richer in knowledge. We were coming home from Socialism 2019, an annual conference focused on learning and collaboration among socialists, hosted this year by DSA, Haymarket Books,… Read more »

Strike At Amazon On Prime Day

Despite intense pressure from Amazon management at the sprawling Shakopee, MN warehouse, several dozen Amazon workers went on strike and rallied outside the building on Amazon Prime Day. They were joined by 200 union and community supporters in a spirited picket line and rally. Their action was intended to push back against inhumane workloads, massive… Read more »

Standing Up For Immigrants

As the fascism of our current government becomes more and more evident with a flood of reports and images of the atrocities committed by ICE and border agents, people are taking to the streets to protest. Last Saturday, MIRAC and CAIRMN staged the largest of such marches since last summer in the Twin Cities. Over… Read more »

Debate Watch Party a Smashing Success

Despite being somewhat hastily organized (since the very first meeting of the TCDSA for Bernie subcommittee was a mere nine days before the debate) a sociable event to watch the second Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate was a pretty big success. Attended by approximately 80 people, many of whom were non-members, not very active members… Read more »

Stomp Out Slumlords inaugural canvass = very good

The Housing Justice Branch kicked off the Stomp Out Slumlords campaign on Saturday, June 8th. It was a great success! The Stomp Out Slumlords campaign aims to fight eviction and displacement by encouraging tenants facing eviction to go to their court date. When tenants show up, they are highly likely to get some form of… Read more »

A report from the Second Annual People’s Prom

The Second Annual People’s Prom, organized by the TCDSA Socialist Feminist Branch, raised over $1500 to send folks to Socialism Conference in Chicago! Last Saturday, 60+ people came out to the “Greenway Guy” Tim’s idyllic backyard to dance the night away with familiar comrades and new friends. The infamous EAT THE RICH cookies made another… Read more »