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Neoliberals on Display
East Phillips is a neighborhood plagued by industrial pollution, with children there suffering abnormally high rates of asthma and other respiratory ailments. Under a cloak of progressive rhetoric and talk of equity, the majority on the Minneapolis City Council steamrolls over both the the community vision and fears of increased pollution. With this 7-6 vote, we see the neoliberal project on full display.
Labor Movie Night: Teamster Rebellion
Protesting low wages, Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike in 1934 in what would become a turning point in the labor movement nationally.
EPNI Holds Community Meeting for Moving Forward with Urban Farm
On January 22, approximately 70 people gathered in the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center for a community meeting held by the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) to give an update on the East Phillips Urban Farm fight. The meeting began with a song and a prayer by the group Hoka Hey. Then Joe […]
Rebellion in Peru – Dispatches #0 and #1
Last night the capital city of Peru, Lima, remained occupied by thousands of people. The streets are a feast, a celebration of the power of the workers and indigenous nations standing up against the capitalists.
The Battle Against Cop City in Atlanta
For progressive activists, Atlanta’s PSTC represents something of a perfect storm: a single project that catalyzes fears of ecological degradation, state-sponsored violence, police militarization, environmental racism, opaque governance, and the long legacy of white supremacy. — David Peisner, “The Forest for the Trees,” The Bitter Southerner, Dec. 13, 2022.
City Council Demolition Vote – Against EPNI 7-6
On Tuesday, seven members of the Minneapolis City Council showed how hollow their platitudes regarding equity in the city and concerns about environmental racism were as they voted to approve the demolition of the Roof Depot Building in the Phillips Neighborhood of Minneapolis. Since 2014, the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) and community residents have […]
Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #96
Twin CitiesDemocratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #96 Setting Directions, Labor Actions, and Debriefing Elections December General Meeting Recap There was a full schedule at the December 2022 general meeting. Starting with updates on how our chapter’s capacities are being developed, inspiring work being done by local YDSA chapters, and preparations by labor allies […]
We Need Some Rail Solidarity
The railroad workers of this country have been embroiled in a contract fight spanning the last three years, struggling to improve their material and working conditions, and they need our support.
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