Grievance Committee Update

Since members were elected at the November 2019 general meeting, the eight folks who comprise the Twin Cities DSA Grievance Committee have been hard at work assessing current issues and envisioning what the Grievance Committee could be.  We meet on a monthly basis to discuss new grievances and concerns within the chapter, review past grievance… Read more »

#FreeThemAll #NoCages

Twin Cities DSA sprang into action on many issues that came to the surface as the COVID-19 pandemic began and Minnesota declared a state of emergency. Comrades active in the NoCages coalition and on the #antiicemobilization channel in Slack took part in an innovative Car Sit-in demonstration on Friday, March 27, at the MN Governor’s… Read more »

MASE Solidarity Fund

This month, the phrase “mutual aid” entered the lexicon of the American mainstream. The term, which refers to the sharing of resources among communities of people, wasn’t a new one for Twin Cities DSA – our Mutual Aid/Solidarity Economy (MASE) working group has been around for three years, and while for the most part we’ve… Read more »

Met Council/ Phone Zap

The bus drivers of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1005 have been keeping our public transit system working, yet they are putting themselves at serious risk of contracting COVID-19. For their safety, ATU Local 1005 has been pushing for suspending fare collection and having passengers enter through rear doors. This past Tuesday, TC DSA’s Labor Branch… Read more »

TCDSA Responds to Governor Walz Enacting Eviction Moratorium

March 23, 2020 Ever since a peacetime state of emergency was declared amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesotans have been calling for a statewide eviction moratorium. Last week, hundreds of people made thousands of calls to the Walz Administration demanding that they take emergency action to guarantee healthcare, economic and social security, and safety amid this… Read more »

Education roundup: MPS has many balls in the air; meanwhile Saint Paul teachers may be on the verge of a strike

Editor’s note: A version of this column appears in the March 2 edition of Southside Pride. Whew! I hardly know where to start. On March 10th, a coalition of pissed-off parents is going to march to demand Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) go back to the drawing board on their Comprehensive District Design (CDD) and this… Read more »

Twin Cities DSA and friends protest Line 3, call out fossil fuel industry for buying political influence

On February 26, 2020, members of Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America, Northfield Against Line 3, and other allies from the Movement to Stop Line 3 gathered in downtown Minneapolis at the offices of Winthrop & Weinstine—one of Minnesota’s premier corporate law firms and lobby shops—to call out its relationship with Enbridge Energy, the company… Read more »