Socialism 101

This month, on Saturday 13 July, our chapter hosted a double session of Socialism 101. Two-thirds of the attendees at both classes were new to DSA and most of them had heard about the course through DSA activities in support of the Bernie 2020 Campaign. Our Socialism 101 class is a space for introducing and… Read more »

Racial Justice Branch Update

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” –Angela Davis Racial Justice is one of the newest branches of Twin Cities DSA, with the explicit purpose of de-centering whiteness in socialist organizing and collaborating on projects that prioritize anti-racism. In… Read more »

Report Back from Socialism Conference 2019

Two weeks ago, around 25 comrades made the trip home to the Twin Cities from Chicago, many dollars poorer (from having bought too many books), but so much richer in knowledge. We were coming home from Socialism 2019, an annual conference focused on learning and collaboration among socialists, hosted this year by DSA, Haymarket Books,… Read more »

Strike At Amazon On Prime Day

Despite intense pressure from Amazon management at the sprawling Shakopee, MN warehouse, several dozen Amazon workers went on strike and rallied outside the building on Amazon Prime Day. They were joined by 200 union and community supporters in a spirited picket line and rally. Their action was intended to push back against inhumane workloads, massive… Read more »

Our 2019 National Convention Delegates

Congratulations to the delegates who were selected during the delegate election meeting last month to represent Twin Cities DSA at the upcoming DSA Convention in Atlanta, GA on August 2 through 4. The following is a list of our delegates: Mackenzie B. (she/her) James E. (he/him) Ian R. (he/him) Mandy M. (she/her) Daniel P. (he/him)… Read more »

Standing Up For Immigrants

As the fascism of our current government becomes more and more evident with a flood of reports and images of the atrocities committed by ICE and border agents, people are taking to the streets to protest. Last Saturday, MIRAC and CAIRMN staged the largest of such marches since last summer in the Twin Cities. Over… Read more »

Debate Watch Party a Smashing Success

Despite being somewhat hastily organized (since the very first meeting of the TCDSA for Bernie subcommittee was a mere nine days before the debate) a sociable event to watch the second Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate was a pretty big success. Attended by approximately 80 people, many of whom were non-members, not very active members… Read more »

Updates from the Steering Committee

Per a vote by the Steering Committee, Twin Cities DSA will be electing an interim co-chair at our next General Meeting to serve until our chapter convention in September. Until the election, the Steering Committee has appointed Rita T. to serve as interim interim co-chair. The co-chairs of the chapter are responsible for chairing general… Read more »

An update on the Grievance Process

On September 1st, 2018 a group of TCDSA members got together at the Northeast Library for a session that lasted seven hours and resulted in a first draft. Over the next eight months, a small working group of dedicated individuals revised the document, regularly seeking feedback from membership in the form of online surveys, in-person… Read more »