HENS & the counter-campaign

by Anders B. St Paul, Minnesota is poised to become a leader in the fight for housing justice. A combination of the capitol city having favorable criteria for putting initiatives on the ballot, add to that tireless efforts of organizers and volunteers has led to a major opportunity for St Paul voters to pass a… Read more »

2021 TCDSA Convention election results

Election results are in! Thanks to everyone who voted in the election following our chapter convention. Our election results are as follows: Co-chair Ian R. Treasurer Tim H. Recording Secretary Javier M. Tech Coordinator Eugene B. Political Education Coordinators Sneha N. Kip H. Deb R. Members at Large Mara K. Aurin C. Nica C. Bylaw… Read more »

Cut off! Canvassing as an Independent

Whether you love it or hate it, if you’ve canvassed for a liberal, progressive, or DFL candidate for office in the last few years, you’re probably aware of the Voter Activation Network (VAN). Grassroots campaigns can “make or break” on their ability to reach out to communities and connect with voters on the issues, and… Read more »

Lessons in Individual Psychology for Socialists

Political Education Snippet #8 “Only in socialism did the feeling of community remain as the ultimate goal and end as demanded by unhampered human fellowship.” -Alfred Adler, creator of Individual Psychology People are drawn to socialism and DSA for many reasons. Our different backgrounds and motivations lead to political conflict, and at times interpersonal conflict.… Read more »

Love (of Profits) in the Time of COVID-19

No one should be surprised at Big Pharma’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I can’t help feeling nauseated as the bodies continue to pile up (nearly 4.5 million as of August 20, and it’s estimated that the true number is two to three times that). At first glance, the way the pharmaceutical industry is… Read more »

The New and Improved DSA International Committee

Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has various national-level committees, working groups, and other structures, in addition to the more widely known National Political Committee, or NPC, its overall governing body. One of these which is coming more and more into prominence is the International Committee (IC). Unlike working groups which are open to anyone willing… Read more »

2021 TCDSA Convention candidate statements

The following candidates are running for various positions in the Twin Cities DSA 2021 Convention this September. Descriptions for each of the positions can be found here. Bylaws with rules governing each of these positions can be found here. Co-chair Ian R. he / him I joined DSA in November 2016 and have been involved… Read more »