• Tenant Unionism is the remedy to the Ills of our Cities and our Organization: A Prescription for TCDSA

    Tenant Unionism is the remedy to the Ills of our Cities and our Organization: A Prescription for TCDSA

    1. The Diagnosis We’re at a terrifying and tumultuous crossroads in history. The contradictions in capitalism have become more visible and harmful to us all in recent years. Between 36%-56% of American families have trouble meeting their basic needs each month (depending how you split the data, from US Census Household Pulse Survey Data 2024).…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #126: TDOV Karaoke Smashes Fundraising Goal, Uber and Lyft Drivers Deserve a Living Wage, 2024 Endorsement Process Update and More!

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #126: TDOV Karaoke Smashes Fundraising Goal, Uber and Lyft Drivers Deserve a Living Wage, 2024 Endorsement Process Update and More!

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #126 TDOV Karaoke Smashes Fundraising Goal, Uber and Lyft Drivers Deserve a Living Wage, 2024 Endorsement Process Update and More! TDOV Karaoke Smashes Fundraising Goal This past Sunday was Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV), and Twin Cities DSA commemorated the day with a fundraiser for TIGERRS,…

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  • Challenges for TCDSA and Endorsees

    Challenges for TCDSA and Endorsees

    Written by Josh K More Wins, More Problems When I began attending Twin Cities DSA electoral committee meetings in 2018, we met in a vacant commercial space with unfinished floors, unadorned with furniture except folding tables and chairs. Ginger Jentzen had lost to Steve Fletcher a few months earlier; there were no elected officials with…

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  • 23,000 UMN Workers Collective Bargaining Rights Hinge On PELRA Reform

    23,000 UMN Workers Collective Bargaining Rights Hinge On PELRA Reform

    A version of this article was originally published in the Nokomis Messenger. As an undergraduate student on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in 2011 I, like many Wisconsin emigres, experienced significant upheaval around Wisconsin Act 10. Under the guise of a “Budget Repair Bill”, Act 10 is primarily known for removing collective bargaining rights of…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #125: 2024 Compression Week of Action (and more!), St. Paul Ceasefire Resolution, and Uncommitted Makes Waves

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #125: 2024 Compression Week of Action (and more!), St. Paul Ceasefire Resolution, and Uncommitted Makes Waves

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #125 2024 Compression Week of Action (and more!), St. Paul Ceasefire Resolution, and Uncommitted Makes Waves 2024 Compression Week of Action (and more!) Last weekend started the 2024 Compression Week of Action, and it has indeed been jam packed with action, contracts, and working people flexing…

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  • For Social Movements – Here’s How To Win

    For Social Movements – Here’s How To Win

    In mid-February, prospects didn’t look good for the St. Paul City Council to pass a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. The Council President, Mitra Jalali, had blocked introduction of such a resolution, explaining that she didn’t believe “foreign affairs” had a place in the deliberations of the City Council, despite the fact she…

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  • Uncommitted Makes Waves

    Uncommitted Makes Waves

    On March 5th, “Super Tuesday”, Minnesotans showed up in the tens of thousands to Vote Uncommitted in the presidential primary elections. Through phone-banking, text-banking, flyering, and relational organizing, members of our local Twin Cities chapter and DSA national joined in the effort, which garnered 19% of the vote in the Democratic Party primary, nearly 46,000…

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  • Labor’s New Muscle

    Labor’s New Muscle

    As most of you may have heard already, we’ve officially launched our union working groups, bringing together comrades in our chapter who are organized under the same unions or industries. Too many union workers have to contend with bureaucratic, slow moving, timid unions, unions that don’t have the juice to fight for the working class…

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  • Argentina Ignites the Fire of Rebellion Against the Far Right

    Argentina Ignites the Fire of Rebellion Against the Far Right

    Argentina anticipates the near future in the US? The working class in Argentina just dealt a powerful blow to the Far Right. After a one-day national strike that brought 1.5 million people into the streets across the country and a week of protests bringing together wide sectors of the working class and social movements, a…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #124: Organizing Everywhere, Macalester Undergrads Want a Union, Camp Nenookaasi Today, and More!

    Twin Cities DSA Little Red Letter #124: Organizing Everywhere, Macalester Undergrads Want a Union, Camp Nenookaasi Today, and More!

    Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America Little Red Letter #124 Organizing Everywhere, Macalester Undergrads Want a Union, Camp Nenookaasi Today, and More! Organizing Everywhere We usually lay out events further down in the newsletter, but this edition we want to highlight some amazing actions that are going to have the Twin Cities buzzing for the…

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  • Lessons from Cop City

    Lessons from Cop City

    You have likely heard of Cop City and the corresponding “Stop Cop City” movement in Atlanta, Georgia. However, you may have wondered what exactly are the details of this project and the campaign to stop it? How is the ruling class forcing this project into reality? What can we learn from the fight against Cop…

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  • Why Liberal/Progressive Politicians Don’t Deliver

    Why Liberal/Progressive Politicians Don’t Deliver

    When St. Paul elected their first all female and nearly all women of color City Council last year, there were high hopes this would deliver progressive change at the City Council level. On Wednesday, February 21 those hopes took a heavy blow. Council President Mitra Jalali, widely known as a progressive, refused to bring forth…

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