UMN Grad Workers Announce Union
On Monday, February 20, over 300 graduate student workers and their supporters gathered in front of Coffman Memorial Union on the Minneapolis Campus of the University of Minnesota to formally announce their union campaign. The University of Minnesota effort, which has been underway for over two years prior to their public announcement, follows in the […]
Neoliberals on Display
East Phillips is a neighborhood plagued by industrial pollution, with children there suffering abnormally high rates of asthma and other respiratory ailments. Under a cloak of progressive rhetoric and talk of equity, the majority on the Minneapolis City Council steamrolls over both the the community vision and fears of increased pollution. With this 7-6 vote, we see the neoliberal project on full display.
Labor Movie Night: Teamster Rebellion
Protesting low wages, Minneapolis Teamsters went on strike in 1934 in what would become a turning point in the labor movement nationally.
Review – Women Talking
Women Talking is a marvelous movie. This is especially true if you have a love of politics and meaningful debate that I do. This movie is based on a book of the same name that is a fictionalized account of actual events at a Mennonite colony in Bolivia established in 1991. The events in the […]
Reflections on Cannon Valley DSA
Part three. See Dec. 16, 2022 LRL for part 1, Jan. 13, 2023 LRL for part 2 Regardless of whether we merge into the Twin Cities chapter, dissolve, or continue on as an inactive ghost chapter, this experiment in building a Cannon Valley DSA chapter has failed. I started the chapter with two primary goals, […]
EPNI Holds Community Meeting for Moving Forward with Urban Farm
On January 22, approximately 70 people gathered in the East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center for a community meeting held by the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) to give an update on the East Phillips Urban Farm fight. The meeting began with a song and a prayer by the group Hoka Hey. Then Joe […]
Rebellion in Peru – Dispatches #0 and #1
Last night the capital city of Peru, Lima, remained occupied by thousands of people. The streets are a feast, a celebration of the power of the workers and indigenous nations standing up against the capitalists.
Far Away From Home: Amazon’s Pattern of Abusing the Vulnerable
It was kind of strange for me as an immigrant, to start working at a company that brags about their “technical advances” and the “logistics and robotics” making it sound like they’ve figured out the magic formula bosses have been after since Merlin the sorcerer. I was curious about it. We’ve seen the famous scene […]
The Battle Against Cop City in Atlanta
For progressive activists, Atlanta’s PSTC represents something of a perfect storm: a single project that catalyzes fears of ecological degradation, state-sponsored violence, police militarization, environmental racism, opaque governance, and the long legacy of white supremacy. — David Peisner, “The Forest for the Trees,” The Bitter Southerner, Dec. 13, 2022.
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