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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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.

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 32

Fanning the Flames: 2018 In Review For Twin Cities DSA, 2018 was a year in which we seized on the massive energy and growth around socialism in America and took on deep organizing, mass mobilization, direct action, and electoral politics. Over the course of the year we held hundreds of meetings, six general body meetings,… Read more »

TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 31

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy has produced a rolling catastrophe for international workers in the United States, with Department of Homeland Security entities like Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and Border Patrol targeting ever-increasing numbers of completely innocent people for indefinite detention, physical and emotional abuse, illegal deportation (“refoulement” of refugees… Read more »