• Twin Cities DSA Convention – 9/19/2020

    Twin Cities DSA Convention – 9/19/2020

    It’s almost time for Twin Cities DSA’s annual convention. Every year, we meet to elect new leadership, catch up, and forge a path forward. Obviously, this is not an ordinary year. We’re in the middle of a pandemic where hundreds of thousands are dead because of incompetent, indifferent governance, and capitalist greed. The Twin Cities…

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  • Unite Here! Local 17

    Unite Here! Local 17

    Unite Here! Local 17 has had a very busy month. Workers at both Spyhouse Coffee and Surly Beer Hall have voted to unionize under their banner. This is not only a significant win for those workers and the Local, but for all working people in the city. The city’s restaurant service industry has been historically…

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  • TCDSA 2020 Convention

    TCDSA 2020 Convention

    Date:  Saturday, September 19, 2020Time: 1pmLocation: Online Zoom callFacebook Join us this weekend for our annual convention! We believe that in order to fight capitalism, racism, and fascism, and build a better future, we need to be organized, and that you are needed in building and strengthening this organization. We will hold our steering committee…

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  • Leadership roles up for re-election at the 2020 member convention

    Leadership roles up for re-election at the 2020 member convention

    Co-Chair As described in Item II of the TCDSA bylaws, the two chapter co-chair seats are elected in alternating years and may not both be occupied by cisgender men. The seat remaining occupied through September 2020 is held by a cis man, so candidates for this co-chair election must not be cis men. What does…

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  • Who Was Alexandra Kollontai? (Part 2 of 2)

    Who Was Alexandra Kollontai? (Part 2 of 2)

    Read part 1 of this political education “snippet” here. We were going to resume this story in 1918, one year after Alexandra Kollontai married Pavel Dybenko in the heat of the early days of the new Bolshevik Revolutionary government in St. Petersburg. But instead, I first need to fill in a few details left out…

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  • TCDSA Health Justice Working Group Reboots in the Time of COVID

    TCDSA Health Justice Working Group Reboots in the Time of COVID

    This spring, the Health Justice Working Group of TCDSA underwent a change. Past efforts ranged from fighting for single-payer to broader Health Justice projects, and fall through winter culminated with Medicare for All canvassing alongside DSA for Bernie. With the end of Sanders’ campaign and the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Health Justice restarted in…

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  • On the George Floyd Uprisings

    On the George Floyd Uprisings

    Spring 2020. The economy is in the ugly process of reopening in a pandemic. Donald Trump feels victorious.  His armed and angry supporters denounce measures of public health as government overreach and tyranny. They come out to public and government areas with guns and confederate flags, and walk away free.  MN Governor Tim Walz responds…

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  • #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd at Seward Co-op

    #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd at Seward Co-op

    On June 16th nearly the entire staff on shift at Seward Co-op’s Franklin Ave. store walked out for a 9 minute work stoppage to mourn the murder of George Floyd and to stand in solidarity with the #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd protests erupting around the world. Nine minutes is the length of time George Floyd suffocated under MPD…

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  • Who Was Alexandra Kollontai? (Part 1 of 2)

    Who Was Alexandra Kollontai? (Part 1 of 2)

    Few in the US today have even heard of Kollontai, let alone know anything about what made her so important to the world history of socialism. Have you ever wondered why all the “schools” of political theory — the “isms” — are named after men? There is not one -ism that commemorates the wisdom, actions,…

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  • How to roll your own Solidarity Fund

    How to roll your own Solidarity Fund

    Despite what Breitbart News would have you believe, socialists aren’t getting paid to transform America into a fully automated luxury gay space communist paradise. We do this work for free because we know just how high the stakes are. At the same time, many of us work jobs that pay so little we can barely make…

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    tips from the Twin Cities DSA medical working group to reduce the risk of COVID-19 As we seek justice for George Floyd, COVID-19 is still a threat, especially to BIPOC, who have been disproportionately impacted. We keep us safe – so here’s some tips for comrades at protests and volunteer sites: Wear a mask that…

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  • Navigating Political Strategy in the George Floyd Uprising

    Navigating Political Strategy in the George Floyd Uprising

    It’s been tricky to navigate our political strategy work in response to what feels like an unprecedented, constantly shifting, and very intense historic moment. In the Political Strategy Working Group we try to parse out the dynamics at work and how to best situate ourselves within the movement.  Some questions we have discussed in Political…

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