News

For general news to membership and the public.

  • 2023 Elections – How we did, how MN did, how the US did

    2023 Elections – How we did, how MN did, how the US did

    Twin Cities DSA endorsees Twin Cities DSA endorsed seven candidates this year: five were running for city council seats in Minneapolis, and two for city council seats in Saint Paul. We had an 80% win rate in Minneapolis and a 100% in Saint Paul. The one loss, heartbreakingly close, was also the only one running…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Follow Up on Palestinian Solidarity Statement

    Twin Cities DSA Follow Up on Palestinian Solidarity Statement

    Earlier this week, the Twin Cities DSA Steering Committee posted a statement in solidarity with the people of Palestine. Based on responses from both inside and outside our chapter, we would like to clarify our position. We want to be clear that this statement is from the Steering Committee, and that no statements issued by…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Statement of Solidarity with Palestine

    Twin Cities DSA Statement of Solidarity with Palestine

    Note: Please see the follow up statement issued by the Steering Committee on 10/12/23 We, the Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, are heartbroken after watching 2 million Gazans live in the world’s largest open-air prison, where access to basic necessities like medical care and electricity are frequently denied to them by…

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  • What happened at the 2023 Twin Cities DSA Convention?

    What happened at the 2023 Twin Cities DSA Convention?

    The Twin Cities DSA convention of 2023 was the first one to be held in two parts. It also set a record for the number of resolutions and bylaw amendments to be considered. Although the meeting fell short of the required 10% quorum, it was very close, so overall well-attended by current standards.  The main…

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  • Coalition of Anti-racist Groups Responds to Racist Displays in the West Metro

    Coalition of Anti-racist Groups Responds to Racist Displays in the West Metro

    In recent months there have been several incidents of racist banners placed on bridges over Highway 12 in the west metro as well as a targeted literature drop in at least one community along Highway 12. There is also ample evidence that these groups are placing stickers that spread their hateful rhetoric all over the…

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  • The State of Public Education

    The State of Public Education

    A version of this article originally appeared in Southside Pride. What does the internet say? I don’t watch TV any more, so I never see TV news; I never did listen to radio much and I can’t afford the Strib. How do I stay so well-informed, you ask? I have learned to maximize the internet. It’s…

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  • The Power of Solidarity

    The Power of Solidarity

    Momentum behind labor organizing and militancy is rapidly accelerating in 2023, as workers all across the USA organize new union shops, fight bolder fights on the job, demand more from their employers in contract negotiations, and engage in strikes and other forms of collective action. From auto-workers to baristas, from logistics-workers to entertainment workers, the…

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  • UAW Fights For The Future We Need

    UAW Fights For The Future We Need

    Union workers at the Big 3 Automakers in the USA (General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis) are preparing for a potential strike on September 14, 2023 when their collective bargaining agreements are set to simultaneously expire. Workers at all three companies are represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) which recently elected a new, rank-and-file, member-democracy-oriented…

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  • Confronting Bigotry and Celebrating Queerness in Wright County

    Confronting Bigotry and Celebrating Queerness in Wright County

    An anti-LGBTQ+ demonstration was held by a local hate group at the Target store in Buffalo, MN on June 17, 2023. The protest was attended by about 20 right wing extremists, with one of them openly armed with a handgun. They held signs encouraging Target customers to boycott the store. Two weeks prior to this…

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  • News Roundup – Supreme Court Rulings, DSA Electeds in the News, and Labor Near and Far

    News Roundup – Supreme Court Rulings, DSA Electeds in the News, and Labor Near and Far

    News doesn’t slow down in the summer, here is some of everything that happened since our last edition. The Supreme Court issued final rulings in a variety of cases at the end of their session, including rulings prohibiting affirmative action as we know it while letting stand exemptions for legacy admissions and military academies, allowing…

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  • Gutted Rent Stabilization Spurs Tenant Organizing

    Gutted Rent Stabilization Spurs Tenant Organizing

    On February 13th, 2023, every resident of my apartment complex received a postcard from the city of Saint Paul explaining that our landlord had applied for an exception to the city’s rent stabilization ordinance (RSO), meaning that they could raise the rent up to 8% in one year.

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  • We Can’t Count On Walz

    We Can’t Count On Walz

    As the previous newsletter highlighted, bills at the legislature have faced corporate pushback from Mayo Clinic, which threatened to pull investments over the Keeping Nurses at the Bedside Act supported by the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA). This bill would set up committees that would include hospital staff and among other things, they would be able…

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