From Twin Cities DSA <[email protected]>
Subject TCDSA Little Red Letter No. 53
Date December 2, 2019 4:38 AM
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** Little Red Letter No. 53
Call to Action
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Thrivent Divest from Concentration Camps: A Night at the Orchestra!
Don’t let concentration camps be a source of corporate profit! Join us in peaceful protest to demand that Thrivent divest from private prison corporations and to invite Thrivent members to act in solidarity with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers everywhere. Thursday, December 5, 5pm-7:30pm, Orchestra Hall in Downtown Minneapolis. Share the FB event ([link removed]) and bring your friends!
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"Health Justice Now" Reading Group
Twin Cities DSA invites you to read and discuss the great new book “Health Justice Now: Single Payer and What Comes Next” by Timothy Faust. We’ll be getting together to discuss the book — then talking more about the current fight for Medicare for All, DSA for Bernie, and ways to get involved in the fight for Health Justice. Saturday, December 14, 3pm, Rondo Community Library, Meeting Room C. See FB event ([link removed]) or contact [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) for more information.
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Religious Socialists Get-To-Know-You
Dec. 15, 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Walker Community UMC, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis, in the meditation room. With a load of new interested members, we will have a meeting to set course for the future, including whether we should try to start a branch or just become a Working Group immediately. After the meeting, those interested can join in the Natividad Posada which will be processing nearby, a chance to participate in an immigrant-friendly, bilingual local Mexican style community celebration.
Housing Branch Meeting 🏠
The Housing branch will meet to discuss actions of the previous month, upcoming events in December/January, elect a new branch chair, and discuss goals for the upcoming year. Join us on Thursday, December 19, 6:00pm, Minneapolis Central Library N-202.
Upcoming Events:
Ops/Tech Committee Meeting
Mon, December 2, 7pm – 9pm
Mpls Central Library Room N-402, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (map ([link removed]) )

Ecosocialism Branch Monthly Meeting
Tue, December 3, 6pm – 8pm
Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S. Minneapolis (map ([link removed]) )

Sex Worker Solidarity Working Group Meeting
Tue, December 3, 6:00pm – 7:45pm
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave, St Paul (map ([link removed]) )

Mutual Aid Working Group Monthly Meeting
Tue, December 3, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave, St Paul (map ([link removed]) )

Thrivent Divest from Concentration Camps: A Night at the Orchestra
Thu, December 5, 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (map ([link removed]) )

Socialize with Ramsey County Branch!
Mon, December 9, 7pm – 9pm
Black Hart of Saint Paul, 1415 University Ave W, St Paul (map ([link removed]) )

"Health Justice Now" Reading Group
Sat, December 14, 3pm – 5pm
Rondo Community Library Room C, 461 Dale St N, St Paul (map ([link removed]) )

Religious Socialists Get-to-know-you
Sun, Decemeber 15, 2:30pm - 4:00 pm
Walker Community United Methodist Church Meditation Room, 3104 16th Ave S, Minneapolis (map ([link removed]) )

Ops/Tech Committee Meeting
Mon, December 16, 7pm – 9pm
Location TBD

Detoxifying Masculinity Discussion Group
Tue, December 17, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Quixotic Coffee, 769 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul (map ([link removed]) )

Left Social Democrats
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019
Time and Location TBD

Housing Branch Meeting
Thu, December 19, 6pm – 8pm
Mpls Central Library Room N-202, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (map ([link removed]) )

TCDSA Reading Group
Sat, December 21, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis (map ([link removed]) )

Keep an eye on our calendar ([link removed]) for more events as they're scheduled or changed!

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For Further Review
With so many great podcasts, articles, books and videos coming out, it's easy to miss something great. Here's a few things members have found and loved recently.
The FBI thought ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ was communist propaganda ([link removed])
Here's a seasonal post from a couple of years ago. "It's A Wonderful Life" was one of the earlier films brought before HUAC as suspiciously communist, even though the hero of the story is a banker (but not an evil or rich banker.) HUAC ended up giving the film a pass. IAWL is playing at the Parkway on Saturday, Dec. 21. -DKR

“I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets” ([link removed])
An interview with the diplomat who arranged Julian Assange's asylum with Ecuador in the London embassy. -DKR

Monthly Review | The Trial of Thomas Hardy ([link removed])
This "forgotten history" article covers a virtually unknown chapter in the earliest history of the growth of modern economic and political democracy. It's a fascinating read. -DKR

Law Enforcement Crushing Pipeline Dissent in Minnesota at Water Protectors' Blockade of Enbridge Terminal ([link removed])
There was virtually no coverage of this in the MSM. An activist suspended herself in a tripod and was locked to the legs of it. Police were going to cut off one of the legs, which would have been very likely to kill her and certain to injure! After failing to negotiate out of this scenario, the activist voluntarily came down and was arrested. -DKR

Rob Delaney | Our Wonderful NHS ([link removed])
If you only look at one link this month, you MUST watch this heartbreaking tribute from American actor Rob Delaney to Britain's NHS. -DKR

Appalachia vs. the Carceral State ([link removed])
This is a story about a campaign against a new federal prison in Kentucky that ends in an ambiguous win. The organizers involved connect the economy of the carceral state to the coal economy, both of which have damaged this part of the world in a number of ways. Depressing, but insightful! -TMW
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