• Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #123: Putting Our Office To Work, Sending YDSA Members To Conference, and A Ceasefire Remains Critical

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #123: Putting Our Office To Work, Sending YDSA Members To Conference, and A Ceasefire Remains Critical

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #123 Putting Our Office To Work, Sending YDSA Members To Conference, and A Ceasefire Remains Critical Putting Our Office To Work Before anything else, let’s start off with an invitation to our upcoming office open house.  Details are further below, but as we have mentioned, last…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #122: TCDSA Moves In, Gaza Ceasefire Call In Minneapolis, Camp Nenookaasi Lives On, and More!

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #122: TCDSA Moves In, Gaza Ceasefire Call In Minneapolis, Camp Nenookaasi Lives On, and More!

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #122 TCDSA Moves In, Gaza Ceasefire Call In Minneapolis, Camp Nenookaasi Lives On, and More! At long last, the search for a new home for TCDSA is over and we have signed a lease on an office space! Due to the tireless work of our office…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #121: Building a Brighter Future in 2024 and Every Year

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #121: Building a Brighter Future in 2024 and Every Year

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #121 Building a Brighter Future in 2024 and Every Year Another year in the books, welcome to 2024 everyone. Not a long introduction today, we hope readers have had some opportunity the past few weeks to take some time for themselves. 2023 was not a quiet…

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  • The Problem With PACs and Non-Profits

    The Problem With PACs and Non-Profits

    In a discussion with a former Executive Director of Take Action MN, he explained some of the problems they run into as a liberal non-profit. Take Action will submit a funding request to a foundation or rich person outlining what the project is and what the budget is. Quite often the entity will respond by…

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  • What Meaning Will We Give the New State Flag?

    What Meaning Will We Give the New State Flag?

    Flags, like any symbol, do not really have meaning crafted into them by default. They are imbued with meaning from the actions and narratives that are made to associate with them. Sure the current Minnesota flag has pretty un-abstract designs of colonialism imprinted directly on it but its significance and meaning comes from it flying…

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  • Toward a Twin Cities DSA Ready to Govern

    Toward a Twin Cities DSA Ready to Govern

    2024 is going to be another pivotal election year. During a federal presidential election, the discourse on electoralism at all levels will be in full swing across the wider left and across our own organization. With this discourse we must ask ourselves, what does it mean for Twin Cities DSA to take electoral power? Is…

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  • We Are Essential Workers

    We Are Essential Workers

    Over the past year, one of the largest organizing campaigns in the country has been the effort to organize Delta Airlines. Members of Twin Cities DSA will be familiar with this campaign, as many have joined rallies in solidarity with these workers as they seek to organize over 45,000 workers at the only U.S.-based mainline…

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  • Reading an Old Anti-War Book for Our New Anti-War Moment

    Reading an Old Anti-War Book for Our New Anti-War Moment

    Much has been made of how our current political moment feels like the Iraq War era. When leftists mention this, they usually are referring to the vibe of centrist and neoliberal media discourse, which since October 2023 has veered sharply between an apoplectic, war-mongering “anti-terrorism” tone when reporting Hamas’s offenses and a confused, “still looking…

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  • We Can All Be Housed

    We Can All Be Housed

    Originally published online with the Sahan Journal, December 7, 2023 By restoring rent stabilization and putting the right to housing above the right to profit, we can transform our cities. If you live in Saint Paul like me, you may be familiar with the powerful rent stabilization law we passed in November 2021. Minneapolis and…

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  • Update from Brainerd Lakes Area DSA on UFCW Strike in Crow Wing County

    Update from Brainerd Lakes Area DSA on UFCW Strike in Crow Wing County

    The following short piece is taken with permission from the email newsletter of BLA/DSA:  Brainerd Area Grocery Updates This past weekend, workers at the five unionized grocery stores in Crow Wing County went on a three-day ULP strike in order to push for a fair contract. It was an incredible showcase of labor militancy, with…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #120: December General Meeting Recap, Defending Camp Nenookaasi, Organizing for the Future, and More!

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #120: December General Meeting Recap, Defending Camp Nenookaasi, Organizing for the Future, and More!

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #120 December General Meeting Recap, Defending Camp Nenookaasi, Organizing for the Future, and More! Last issue we said the snow and cold had arrived. That’s been hard to tell over the last week, and we’re getting to a point where that’s a little unsettling. Either way,…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #119: The Snow and Cold are Here, But the Organizing Doesn’t Stop

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #119: The Snow and Cold are Here, But the Organizing Doesn’t Stop

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #119 The Snow and Cold are Here, But the Organizing Doesn’t Stop Readers, it has been a quieter couple weeks for the chapter, and a shorter newsletter today. We hope you have all been able to take time to be with your friends and loved ones.…

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