• Convention is fast approaching!

    Convention is fast approaching!

    We meet as comrades several times a year. The September convention is the most significant of these meetings because we elect our those who will lead us until next September. This year a co-chair, recording secretary, tech ops coordinator, treasurer, and political education coordinator are up for election. We will also debate and vote on…

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  • Convention reportback: Nic R.

    Convention reportback: Nic R.

    DSA Is In It For the Long Haul By Nic Raymond I couldn’t wait to get to convention this year. Attending the 2017 DSA convention in Chicago as a greenhorn organizer largely unaware of the internal political debates of the organization was eye opening. Arguments and disagreements largely went over my head, and I voted…

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  • Convention reportback: Anders B.

    Convention reportback: Anders B.

    “Where do correct ideas come from? Do they drop from the skies? No. Are they innate in the mind? No. They come from social practice, and from it alone…” Over the four day weekend biennial National DSA convention, as the largest US-based socialist organization in over half a century sketched out bold plans for how…

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  • Convention reportback: Tracy W.

    Convention reportback: Tracy W.

    As a delegate to the convention, there were a lot of resolutions brought to the floor that I was proud to support. One of those resolutions, which took a complicated path to the convention floor, is Resolution 53, DSA Supports Decriminalization of Sex Work. Because TCDSA passed its own resolution affirming solidarity with sex workers…

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  • Steering Committee Elections!

    Steering Committee Elections!

    It’s that time of year again, comrades: the September convention is just under a month away (September 21st!), and that means it’s time to start considering whether you are the right person to run for leadership as co-chair, grievance process advocate(s), political education coordinator, recording secretary, treasurer, or technology coordinator. Don’t forget that in addition…

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  • Fun(d)raising for convention delegates exceeds expectations – and there’s even more!

    Fun(d)raising for convention delegates exceeds expectations – and there’s even more!

    Members of the budget / fundraising committee, under the able leadership of Treasurer Rob T., rose to the challenge of getting our delegates to the DSA Convention in Atlanta, August 2 through 4, 2019. Twin Cities DSA had an allocation of 22 delegates for the convention, and after a few dropped out for personal reasons,…

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  • Taking Action Against Concentration Camps

    Taking Action Against Concentration Camps

    On Thursday, August 8, shortly after noon, approximately 100 activists descended on Thrivent Financial Services—a local Lutheran investment bank that’s invested an estimated $4 million in companies that run ICE detention centers—to hold a public memorial for children killed in ICE custody over the last year. We had intended to enter the building to hold…

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  • DSA for Bernie 2020

    DSA for Bernie 2020

    The Twin Cities DSA for Bernie 2020 working group is ramping up! We kicked off with a debate watch party with 80+ people in attendance, then proceeded to prepare campaign infrastructure — getting more familiar with our new tech tools, canvassing scripts and creating literature. Some of our delegation to the 2019 DSA National Convention…

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  • Convention reportback: Anne B.

    Convention reportback: Anne B.

    Hi comrades, I’ve officially recovered enough from convention weekend to be able to put together my thoughts, at least a little bit. You don’t need a long essay from me – if you’ve heard anything about the convention, you probably know that Friday morning was frustrating because of proxy fights via procedural Roberts Rules-ing and,…

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  • Convention reportback: Tim S.

    Convention reportback: Tim S.

    Hey there! I’m Tim S., one of the 19 Twin Cities delegates to the 2019 DSA Convention. How’s it going? That’s great, I’m also doing well. Thanks for asking! (I’m assuming you asked, you seem very nice.) This was my first DSA National Convention and it was fairly eye opening. I don’t follow DSA national…

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  • No Cages Coalition Returns

    No Cages Coalition Returns

    On Tuesday, July 30, about 200 activists shut down traffic around the Whipple Federal Office Building near the Ft. Snelling LRT station, under the slogan Never Again, Means Now. The Never Again movement is a recent movement led by Jewish activists and communities affected by immigration policies to protest the actions of the Immigration Control…

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  • Stop Line 3!

    Stop Line 3!

    Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 expansion would be the lynchpin of the global tar sands transportation network. It would bind our economy to tar sands for decades, deepening our dependence on the most dirty and dangerous form of crude oil. And it is the latest threat to North America’s indigenous people in their centuries long struggle…

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