TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 35

A Time for Radical Empathy In the midst of deteriorating capitalism we find ourselves in a society where empathy has faded to only a background blip in our minds. It has become the slight tick that shows one’s weakness when they feel something for someone else. In our pervasive individualism empathy is a weakness that… Read more »

January 20 Election Results

During the January 2019 General Meeting, Twin Cities DSA held an election where members voted to elect a Tech Coordinator. Eugene B. was elected Technology Coordinator for the Twin Cities DSA. Thank you to the other candidates, Michael H. and Brad M., for your interest in the Tech Coordinator position and your commitment to TCDSA.

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 34

Note: In the newsletter version, this edition of Little Red Letter is incorrectly numbered as #36. In this web version, it has been corrected to #34. Each January I am reminded of my alma mater’s annual debate on the pros and cons of canceling class on Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. A private, liberal… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 33

What does it mean to choose hope? Dear comrades, 2018 was a tough one. The response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting showed us that gun control was still not up for debate. Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 saw yet another blow to the power of labor unions, and sex workers were robbed of the… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 32

Fanning the Flames: 2018 In Review For Twin Cities DSA, 2018 was a year in which we seized on the massive energy and growth around socialism in America and took on deep organizing, mass mobilization, direct action, and electoral politics. Over the course of the year we held hundreds of meetings, six general body meetings,… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 31

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy has produced a rolling catastrophe for international workers in the United States, with Department of Homeland Security entities like Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and Border Patrol targeting ever-increasing numbers of completely innocent people for indefinite detention, physical and emotional abuse, illegal deportation (“refoulement” of refugees… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 30

As socialists in a capitalist world, we are well equipped to take on the challenge of changing our society. However, living in a system that we know is built on exploitation, oppression and greed, and knowing how our world could be better, takes additional tolls on us. Capitalism has infested every part of our lives,… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 29

Statement on Racist Violence in Pittsburgh This past Saturday, October 27th, a fascist murdered 11 Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. The fallen were the elders of the community, its backbone. TCDSA is sickened and angered by the terrorist attack at Tree of Life synagogue this past Shabbat. Many have described the… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 28

Education Action in MPS Last Tuesday, at the October Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) board meeting more than 200 activists showed up to show support for Education Support Professionals (ESPs) with the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and demand better wages in their current contract negotiations with the district. About a dozen Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 27

TCDSA 2018 Annual Member Convention Recap In September of 2016, I found myself at East Side Freedom Library for an annual meeting of the Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. There were a handful of us who weren’t yet members and 15 card-carrying members in attendance–the exact number needed for quorum. Fast… Read more »