• A dispatch from Socialism 101 (plus a rad vegan chili recipe)

    A dispatch from Socialism 101 (plus a rad vegan chili recipe)

    Recently a group of DSA members got a chance to try out an updated version of Socialism 101. The purpose of this course is to help those interested in becoming more involved in the fight for a better world deepen their analysis of where we are, what do we want to build, and what tools…

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  • An Invitation from the Left Social Democrats

    An Invitation from the Left Social Democrats

    Please join the Left Social Democrats Caucus of the Twin Cities DSA on Tuesday, April 16th, at 7:00pm for a presentation by Professor David Schultz of Hamline University on “Bernie Sanders and the Future of Democratic Socialism in American Politics.”  If any other branches, working groups, or caucuses are interested in co-sponsoring or promoting this…

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  • Socialist Support for Hotel Workers

    Socialist Support for Hotel Workers

    Twin Cities DSA has happily endorsed UNITE Here! Local 17’s Hotel Workers March!  On Wednesday, May 1st, hotel workers are marching through downtown Minneapolis for their own contracts, marching in support of $15 min wage everywhere, marching for workers’ rights and workplace democracy. It’s time for socialists to show up in solidarity! Not only have…

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  • $15 and a Union at MSP

    $15 and a Union at MSP

    Nearly 5,000 workers at MSP Airport are closer than they have ever been to winning a $15/hour minimum wage. They are fighting for quick passage of a minimum wage ordinance by the Metropolitan Airport Commission and then a phase-in that would allow workers to be at $15 by 2022. Spearheading the effort is the newly…

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  • Reflections on Ten Strikes, One Evening

    Reflections on Ten Strikes, One Evening

    On February 21st, Twin Cities DSA held one of the largest events we’ve ever had – “Ten Strikes, One Evening,” a panel discussion with labor and environmental historian Erik Loomis about his book A History of America in Ten Strikes. Among the 125 people in attendance were DSA members, union members, community members, workers of…

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  • Twin Cities DSA Stands With Ilhan Omar

    Twin Cities DSA Stands With Ilhan Omar

    The following resolution was passed by the Steering Committee on March 27, 2019. WHEREAS in the last several weeks, Representative Ilhan Omar has been subjected to attacks for being a Muslim Somali woman in a country where white Christian maleness is the default, and WHEREAS such attacks on Rep. Omar constitute abuse and give credence…

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  • What to expect at your first convention

    What to expect at your first convention

    In August of 2017, myself and 10 other delegates, as well as 2 alternates and several observers, made our way down to Chicago, IL for the 2017 DSA National Convention. Being my first National Convention since joining the organization, I didn’t know what to expect. I had read up on the agenda and programming and…

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  • TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 35

    TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 35

    A Time for Radical Empathy In the midst of deteriorating capitalism we find ourselves in a society where empathy has faded to only a background blip in our minds. It has become the slight tick that shows one’s weakness when they feel something for someone else. In our pervasive individualism empathy is a weakness that…

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  • January 20 Election Results

    January 20 Election Results

    During the January 2019 General Meeting, Twin Cities DSA held an election where members voted to elect a Tech Coordinator. Eugene B. was elected Technology Coordinator for the Twin Cities DSA. Thank you to the other candidates, Michael H. and Brad M., for your interest in the Tech Coordinator position and your commitment to TCDSA.

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  • TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 34

    TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 34

    Note: In the newsletter version, this edition of Little Red Letter is incorrectly numbered as #36. In this web version, it has been corrected to #34. Each January I am reminded of my alma mater’s annual debate on the pros and cons of canceling class on Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day. A private, liberal…

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  • TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 33

    TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 33

    What does it mean to choose hope? Dear comrades, 2018 was a tough one. The response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting showed us that gun control was still not up for debate. Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 saw yet another blow to the power of labor unions, and sex workers were robbed of the…

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  • Statement to Governor Mark Dayton On Enbridge’s Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline

    Statement to Governor Mark Dayton On Enbridge’s Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline

    On December 6th, the Global Carbon Project released their report finding that global carbon dioxide emissions reached a new apex this year, comparing the rise to a “speeding freight train.” 1 This news comes on the heels of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report warning of societal and ecological collapse if we…

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