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  • Health Justice and Reproductive Health Care

    Health Justice and Reproductive Health Care

    We are halfway into 2022 and the dark days continue and they seem to only be getting darker.  As someone who has been fighting for reproductive healthcare for longer than I care to say, I’m disappointed and angry at the current administration’s lack of competence in helping in any way. We have been here before…

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  • Coming in Fast: The 2022 Minnesota Primary Elections

    Coming in Fast: The 2022 Minnesota Primary Elections

    Tim H. from TCDSA Electoral Committee With the year half over, we are at an important checkpoint with five endorsed candidates for office on the ballot for the August 9th Primary. Omar Fateh, Zaynab Mohamed, and Sheigh Freeberg are all running for State Senate, in districts 62, 63, and 65, respectively. Additionally, Athena Hollins in running for reelection to the State…

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  • Logo Redesign / T-shirt Design Contest

    Logo Redesign / T-shirt Design Contest

    Twin Cities DSA is seeking submissions for a redesigned logo as well as a new t-shirt design. The contest will run from now until July 8th. Submissions can be emailed to chairs@twincitiesdsa.org in any image format. There’s no limit to the number of submissions one person can make, and you certainly don’t need to enter…

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  • Abortion Fund-a-thon: A Recap

    Abortion Fund-a-thon: A Recap

    by Diana W. Did you know: in the state of Minnesota, there are 98 fake reproductive clinics (also known as crisis pregnancy centers) but only eight real abortion providers, most of which are in the Twin Cities area?[1] Did you know: abortion funds provide not only financial assistance for abortions to those who need it,…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Stands With Palestine

    Twin Cities DSA Stands With Palestine

    On March 16, 2022, the members of Twin Cities DSA voted to pass the following resolution. RESOLUTION: Twin Cities DSA Stands With Palestine  WHEREAS, Socialists have always understood anti-imperialism and supporting national liberation movements to be a core part of their struggle; WHEREAS, Israel’s Apartheid regime is funded by billions of dollars in aid from…

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  • Reparations, Landback, and Reconciliation – A Path Forward

    Reparations, Landback, and Reconciliation – A Path Forward

    A letter to the Editors of Little Red Letter: As we think about how to bring justice, liberation and decolonialization to our state and nation there are several things that are foremost in my mind. This is a nation of people, citizens and immigrants who, for the health of our souls, the consistency of our…

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  • Anti-imperialism after the invasion of Ukraine

    Anti-imperialism after the invasion of Ukraine

    A revision of and recommitment to international solidarity is overdue for US socialists. The specter of a ‘new Cold War’ demands nothing less. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has revealed broader weaknesses in the US left’s capacity for organizing around global issues.  Currently, much of the US left is embroiled in debates over the war’s…

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  • Historic Educators’ Strikes in the Twin Cities, 2022 and 1970

    Historic Educators’ Strikes in the Twin Cities, 2022 and 1970

    The big story In a deliberately coordinated effort, MFT59 and MFT59-ESP, representing teachers and other professionals in the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) respectively, and SPFE (SPFT 28) representing both sections in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS), filed “intent to strike” paperwork on Wednesday, February 23. As I wrote in the original piece for March 7,…

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  • The People Took Some Power

    The People Took Some Power

    In 2020, Housing Equity Now St. Paul (HENS) launched what would become the Keep St. Paul Home (KSPH) campaign for residential rent control, placing a 3% annual rent increase limit on all residential rents in the city of St. Paul regardless of change of occupancy. The average rent increase in Minnesota is 3% per year,…

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  • TCDSA’s Response to Amir Locke’s Murder by the MPD

    TCDSA’s Response to Amir Locke’s Murder by the MPD

    Next Step: Chapter Response Meeting on February 13th, 1pm over Zoom. Register here. All of us in DSA are devastated by the killing of Amir Locke –  yet another murder at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department.  While shocking, Amir’s death is the sadly predictable result of the continued existence of a violent and…

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  • What has the Electoral Committee been up to? A lot, and you should get involved!

    What has the Electoral Committee been up to? A lot, and you should get involved!

    The Electoral Committee oversees the chapter endorsement process and campaigns for endorsed candidates.  It is currently working with the Steering Committee to develop the structure of elected official engagement and accountability. Everyone is welcome to our regular monthly meetings the first Sunday of every month at 2PM. This process only happens because members make it…

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  • The Unionization of Everything and Other Seismic Shifts

    The Unionization of Everything and Other Seismic Shifts

    It’s 1:30 pm on the last Sunday in January and I am watching and listening to a Zoom presentation coming from East Side Freedom Library (ESFL). You can watch the recording of the presentation, which was also live-streamed on ESFL’s Facebook page, at this link: East Side Freedom Library panel discussion with UFCW and Half…

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