Anti-imperialism after the invasion of Ukraine

A revision of and recommitment to international solidarity is overdue for US socialists. The specter of a ‘new Cold War’ demands nothing less. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has revealed broader weaknesses in the US left’s capacity for organizing around global issues.  Currently, much of the US left is embroiled in debates over the war’s… Read more »

The People Took Some Power

In 2020, Housing Equity Now St. Paul (HENS) launched what would become the Keep St. Paul Home (KSPH) campaign for residential rent control, placing a 3% annual rent increase limit on all residential rents in the city of St. Paul regardless of change of occupancy. The average rent increase in Minnesota is 3% per year,… Read more »

Solidarity Fund February 2022 Update

TCDSA’s Ezra Ishman Solidarity Fund opened for requests at the end of January. Over the four days the fund was open, TCDSA’s announcement was shared through organizing networks and among families and friends in need. We received 68 requests from at least 24 different ZIP codes across the Twin Cities metro area. We distributed a… Read more »

What has the Electoral Committee been up to? A lot, and you should get involved!

The Electoral Committee oversees the chapter endorsement process and campaigns for endorsed candidates.  It is currently working with the Steering Committee to develop the structure of elected official engagement and accountability. Everyone is welcome to our regular monthly meetings the first Sunday of every month at 2PM. This process only happens because members make it… Read more »

Relating to the DFL

How and when to relate to the Democratic Party? It’s a vexing question, one that members of DSA spend a lot of time thinking about. In 1896 the People’s Party, a populist formation, joined the Democratic Party and was quickly subsumed. In the 1930’s the labor union bureaucracy kept workers in the Democratic Party, in… Read more »

2022 First-Round Endorsements

TCDSA is proud to announce endorsement of four candidates to bring the values of Democratic Socialism to the MN State Legislature: 🌹 Omar Fateh – Senate District 62 🌹 Zaynab Mohamed – Senate District 63 🌹 Sheigh Freeberg – Senate District 65 🌹 Fabian Bean – House District 63A Our endorsements are not just words.… Read more »

Upcoming events 1.10.2022-1.17.2022

The days are getting longer, and there is plenty to do over the next week! For all TCDSA events and meetings, check out our calendar. Rally for Strong Rent Control in Mpls! Monday, 1.10.2022, 10:45am Join our coalition partners at MURC as we show the new City Council that we demand a strong rent control… Read more »