David Tilsen

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David Tilsen

David Tilsen is a Minnesota activist and the great grandson of Arthur Le Sueur and Marian Le Sueur and a relative of long time Communist Party USA member Meridel Le Sueur.

Pine Ridge

June 26 1975, there had been a gunfight about three miles west. Two FBI agents—Jack Coler and Ronald Williams—and a local, Joseph Stuntz, were killed. It was a terrible tragedy and people were sad and angry all over. [David Tilsen] was working for the Wounded Knee Legal Defense Offense Committee WKLD/OC along with two other investigators and had been sent down to the reservation to find out what we could and advise the residents of their legal rights.[1]

Hard Times Conference

In 1976 David Tilsen attended the Weather Underground and Prairie Fire Organizing Committee organized Hard Times Conference Jan 30 - Feb 1 at the University of Chicago.[2]

DSA Facebook

Members of the Twin Cities Democratic Socialists of America public Facebook group, as of March 12, 2017, included David Tilsen.[3]


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  2. Outlaws in Amerika, West Goals 1982, Pg33-35
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