Catalonia – A Shame on Madrid

It is the right of a free people to choose their own destiny. The Spanish nation has repeatedly denied the right of those under its territory the freedom of self-determination, often through violence. If a people must be violently repressed in order to prevent them from exercising their freedoms and liberties that are naturally endowed … Continue reading Catalonia – A Shame on Madrid

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The Dump Truck & The Traffic Light

Along the Minnesota River sits a quaint little town protected by a levee, Chaska. Normally, leaving Chaska south along Chestnut takes a mere 3-4 minutes to reach US Route 169, a short 2 and a half kilometers away. However, as I reached the halfway point going down Chestnut, I saw a solid line of red … Continue reading The Dump Truck & The Traffic Light

The (immediate) Future Of Money – Credit Unions and the Postal Service

As I filled out the paperwork to join my workplace union, in addition to my IWW membership, the inclosed "benefits of being a union member" was included and pointed me in the direction of their partner Credit Union. Excellent. I love credit unions. I've had accounts with BECU (formerly Boeing Employees' Credit Union) and Bellco … Continue reading The (immediate) Future Of Money – Credit Unions and the Postal Service

Growing Pains: A Resurgent DSA’s First Crisis – And The Challenges Ahead

After a month long crisis, the National Political Committee (NPC) of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is now down one member. Danny Fetonte, the embattled union organizer elected at the 2017 National Convention and never actually got to sit on the body he was elected to, got the hint and stepped down. Crisis averted, … Continue reading Growing Pains: A Resurgent DSA’s First Crisis – And The Challenges Ahead

Oh, Where Are We To Go From Here

To call the past few weeks stressful would be an understatement. Coming back from the Democratic Socialists of America convention in Chicago, I was exhausted but energized. That was until 20 minutes after having dinner with much of the delegation when the discussions regarding the election of a certain person to the NPC began. Immediately … Continue reading Oh, Where Are We To Go From Here

Like Seeing A Mini-DNC – The DSA NPC Race

If you talk to most Democratic Socialists of America members about elections, you'll get a lot of concern about how the Democratic National Committee (DNC) runs its operations. They will range from issues over the backroom deals, pre-determining candidates, unfair electioneering, power-brokering, failure to commit to democracy, and more. With these concerns, you would also … Continue reading Like Seeing A Mini-DNC – The DSA NPC Race

The Minnetonka Blueprint

I have spent some time drafting a blueprint of ideas, capacity growing and the future of TCDSA. I have linked it below, and welcome feedback, debate, and discussion. These are merely ideas thrown out there for consideration as we move forward past convention. https://drive.google.com/a/mcgarr.us/file/d/0B77IDio0-97bZVhlckRPLWtibDA/view?usp=sharing