Tag Archives: Minneapolis

“A Declaration of War Against Americans”: Trump Threatens to Deploy Military to Quell Protests

“President Trump’s speech almost amounted to a declaration of war on Americans, on peaceful Americans who are out right now exercising their First Amendment right to speak out, and here to speak out against the long-standing problem of police violence and racial violence which has beleaguered our nation.”

Justice for George Day 5 and more…

Minneapolis, St. Paul, the State of Minnesota responds to the violence created by the murder of George Floyd while thousands of peaceful protesters take to the streets.

The Ash Tree Conundrum: Kill or Treat and Wait for a Bio-predator

“The ash tree crash comes at a time when the movement to plant six trillion trees worldwide to exchange carbon for oxygen and stave off, or at least mitigate, global warming.”

Minneapolis Protests: NO TO WAR

Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.

Sanctuary: What it is, what it isn’t, why it’s important

Historically, sanctuary offers a place of protection from physical harm.

Sami Rasouli | A Holiday Invitation from Iraq to Donald Trump

The purpose of your visit will be educational in nature and focused on learning about Arab-Islamic culture…

Mapping Reveals Rising Use of Social Media Monitoring Tools by Cities Nationwide

The technology can be used to monitor political and social justice movements, posing risks to First Amendment-protected activity.

CENSORED NEWS | Hennepin County sends special forces to Standing Rock as Minneapolis supports Standing Rock in resolution

Hennepin [County] sends special forces to terrorize Standing Rock water protectors—after Minneapolis and Saint Paul passed resolutions of support for Standing Rock’s resistance to DAPL protection of the water. By Brenda Norrell  CENSORED NEWS  October 23-25, 2016 Minneapolis was the third city in the U.S. to pass a resolution in support of Standing Rock. Click here for […]

Matt Pearce: I was just another reporter sent to cover radicalization in Minneapolis. Then 2 local Somalis took me on a tour

These weren’t foreigners, strangers, outsiders. These were hometown kids who went to local schools, now young men in their early 20s.

Anti-War Committee Statement on FBI Entrapment of Muslim Youth

Kamal Hasan…shared: “When the families confiscated [the passports] and prevented them from traveling, the FBI offered them fake passports, offered to buy their cars so they could buy tickets and travel. To us, that means they [the FBI] are facilitating and helping these kids break the law.”

Jamar Clark’s Killer Cops Identified Amid Growing Protests in Minneapolis

Levy-Pounds: Now, according to witnesses, they grabbed Jamar, one by each arm. The witnesses say that they placed him in handcuffs, and that one officer grabbed Jamar’s head in a chokehold and brought him to the ground. They said the other officer then put his knee in Jamar’s chest while he was on the ground. Meanwhile, the other officer stood over Jamar’s body, and shot him once in the head at point-blank range.

Take Action Today! Minneapolis | NO LRT “equity” for the Black NORTHSIDE or for white UPTOWN; Mpls Chain of Lakes Threatened

The Draft EIS predicted no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions with SWLRT until after 2050.

MinnPost: Documents reveal extensive planning — and chaotic response — to 2014 downtown military exercises

From the article: On Aug. 18, 2014, an unannounced U.S. Navy training exercise littered the skies over downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul with unmarked helicopters, which snaked among the office towers before hovering above rooftops. Again and again the choppers flew, beginning after dusk that Monday and lasting into the late evening.

How U.S. Law Enforcement Is Working To Criminalize Dissent

 Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs), of which there are currently 104 located in cities and towns across the United States, were created in the 1980s and greatly expanded in the aftermath of 9/11. They were set up to coordinate between diverse federal agencies and local law enforcement, and often work in tandem with “Fusion Centers” […]

ACLU: Picking Up the Pieces | A Minneapolis Case Study

 Picking Up the Pieces – Policing in America, a Minneapolis Case Study digs into 33 months of data the ACLU obtained from the police department and explores the who, what, when, where, why, and how of low-level arrests occurring in a city known for its affluence and liberal politics. The report also recommends reforms to begin […]

▶Minneapolis: Why Activists Shut Down Interstate 35W

 Video by Bill Sorem, text by Bill Sorem and Michael McIntee   December 5, 2014 To view the Vimeo video below click the blue rectangle with white lettering that says  Watch on Vimeo. Above: video of the reading of the names and the start of the march to the interstate. Below: videos of the protests at […]

▶ 40 Years of MayDay (Sunshine Soul Music)

Sunshine soul music! Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.  Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.  Find us on Twitter at Rise Up Times (@touchpeace). 40 Years of MayDay  JOAN COLBY  

Julie Sabo: Southwest LRT – Not a good plan for Minneapolis

By Julie Sabo, Community Voices  TCDailyPlanet  April 11, 2014 The Southwest LRT is frequently touted as making significant improvements to racial and economic equity. I would argue that it does nothing of the sort.  In fact, if not done right, this rail line will actually contribute to inequity rather than address it. Racial and economic equity had little […]

Update: Cedar Lake Threatened by SW LRT (Minneapolis)

Updated April 25, 2014  Southwest LRT Meeting Rescheduled. Development has huge support among politicians especially in an election year.  But who is representing the water? . . . Sacrificing water for transportation is short-term. Southwest LRT Meeting Rescheduled Metropolitan Council/Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority hearing on municipal consent for the much-delayed, constantly revised SWLRT, moved […]

Moberg> In These Times> Wrong Union For the Job> SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%

Protesters march on Wells Fargo during the 2012 SEIU Convention on May 29 in Denver. Wrong Union For the Job SEIU wants to lead a campaign against the 1%. Critics wonder if it can. BY DAVID MOBERG    JULY 10, 2012    In These Times Critics of SEIU leadership, from both inside and outside the union, caution […]