Let Us Vote! Day of Action for Rent Control

Save the Date! June 12th, Day of Action with Minneapolis United for Rent Control. The Minneapolis City Council has proposed two charter amendments that lay out two possible paths to pass rent control. One puts the decision into the hands of City Hall. One makes possible a renter-led petition. We want to keep the decision… Read more »

The Second Spanish Republic and Civil War

Part 3 of Between the World Wars A Political Education snippet The Second Spanish Republic (1931-1939) was a short-lived democracy born out of a military dictatorship and which gave birth to yet another, the vengeful regime of General Francisco Franco. The Second Republic tells a familiar story of the interwar period in Europe. The fall… Read more »

A No Cages update

What’s been going on? Most recently, No Cages, in partnership with TCDSA and the Women’s Prison Book Project, sent over 750 mailers with hand-written notes and a document with frequently asked questions* about the COVID-19 vaccine to help folks make the best decision for themselves related to the vaccine. Right before this, we were pushing… Read more »

Student, Worker Solidarity Leads to Victory at the U of M

The MN Higher Ed Worker Center (HEWC) and a coalition of faculty, student groups, frontline unions and community organizations (including TCDSA) experienced a big victory during Monday night’s UMN Board of Regents election. Following weeks of intensive lobbying and outside pressure and organizing, right-wing populist Michael Hsu and union-busting attorney Karen Schanfield were both defeated during an hours-long joint convention of the MN… Read more »

The Weimar Republic

Part 2 of Between the World Wars A Political Education Snippet Introduction The Weimar Republic was an experiment with democracy that ultimately ended in one of the most brutal totalitarian regimes known to world history. Nicknamed after the German city wherein its first constitutional assembly was held, the Weimar Republic emerged in 1918 from the… Read more »

We Have a New Electoral Committee

At the request of the former Electoral Working Group, the active WG was transformed by the Steering Committee into the Electoral Committee. Tim H. and Anna were appointed interim Co-chairs. All members are welcome to join the committee! Just to be clear, the Committee does NOT make decisions about electoral strategy or endorsements. The Committee… Read more »

TCDSA statement on the Derek Chauvin trial

Twin Cities DSA stands in solidarity with George Floyd’s family as the trial of the man who murdered him begins. We recognize that the state rarely holds police who harm people accountable because the intertwining of capital, the state, and police violence defines fascism. We hope that Derek Chauvin’s trial is the exception. We also… Read more »