Tag Archives: Minnesota

U.N. Experts: Americans’ Right to Protest Is in Danger Under Trump

In Minnesota, following the police shooting death of Philando Castile, protests caused part of a highway to shut down. …Minnesota legislators drafted bills that would punish highway protestors with heavy fines and prison time and would make protesters liable for the policing costs of an entire protest if they individually were convicted of unlawful assembly […]

ANTI-PROTEST BILLS IN MN LEGISLATURE: ACTIONS FOR MINNESOTA ACTIVISTS

Status and action needed for particular antiprotest/antidissent bills in the Minnesota State Legislature.

A Crackdown On Our Right To Stand Up

Jordan Kushner: “These are reactionary voices who are out to quash dissent, all directed at Black Lives Matter–-right-wing legislators who are catering to the prejudices of their base.”

Murtaza Hussain | Trump’s Rhetoric on “Radical Islam” Undermines Counterextremism Programs in U.S.

Never popular in the first place, domestic counterextremism programs are now likely to become much more aggressive and bellicose.

Mary Turck | Dialogue, not demonization – for “rural, white Christians” and others

Many people I knew while growing up and many people I still know in rural, white, Christian America hold diverse viewpoints.

Sign by Coleen Rowley

Iraqi Voices | Iraqi Art Project: Iraqi’s in Minnesota (Short Videos)

In Their Own Voices: A series of short videos by and of Iraqi’s in Minnesota, sponsored by the Iraq and American Reconciliation Project and filmed in 2012 through 2014. Media for the people!  Bringing you the best of the alternative media and original articles and videos.  Click here to help by learning more about Rise Up Times, spreading […]

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.”

BDOTE DAKOTA WATER SUMMIT

The summit will focus on bringing together spiritual and environmental understandings in order to protect the water commons.

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 […]

Steve Russell: ALEC Threatening Indian Country

Beware of the Smart ALEC:  The Lobbyists Threatening Indian Country Steve Russell  ResistPrivatationofAmerica  16 February 2014 The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is God’s gift to corporate America, tying it directly to elected legislators and providing the vehicle for the interests of corporate persons to trump the interests of human persons What ALEC “exchanges” are model […]

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 […]

Susu Jeffrey: We Speak for the 70 Percent

Photo: ridhamuslim.blogspot.com We Speak for the 70 Percent by Susu Jeffrey   We speak for the 70-percent. Our bodies are 70 percent water. The surface of the earth is 70 percent water. We are the water people on the water planet.   If you could wring out a rock you’d get water. Water is the […]

▶ Winona LaDuke – Seeds of Our Ancestors, Seeds of Life – TEDxTC

Also recommended:  Yes! Magazine:  How to Eat Like Our Lives Depend On It Published on Mar 4, 2012 Winona is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. As Program Director of Honor the Earth, she works […]

Red Lake Encampment Battles Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline on Tribal Lands

“We maintain, the environmentalists, that all pipelines will leak eventually. Some pipes are bad steel. Some pipes have been cracked in transit because … they vibrated a little bit so they had hairline cracks, not every pipe in the world. . . .” By Andrea Cornelius / The Circle via Earth First! Newswire  August 5, 2013 Since 1949, Enbridge Energy has […]

Polly Mann> Believing in the Power of Love

Believing in the Power of Love By Polly Mann  February 2013  worldwidewamm.org I heard Fr. Elias Chacour, speak in the Twin Cities in 1984. He was one of the most moving speakers I have ever heard and yet his message was quite simple. Elias Chacour, who describes himself as Palestinian-Arab-Christian, is a firm believer in […]

EFF> Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights in US

Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights in US December 5th EFF posted several thousand pages of new drone license records and a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across the United States. DECEMBER 5, 2012 | BY JENNIFER LYNCH  EFF.org View EFF’s new Map of Domestic Drone Authorizations in a larger window.  Click […]

Ricardo Levins Morales> The Marriage Amendment as Decoy and how to fight the real danger

The Marriage Amendment as Decoy and how to fight the real danger BY RICARDO LEVINS MORALES, TECUMSEH’S FIST August 10, 2012   TCDailyPlanet.com Minnesota voters face two regressive constitutional amendments this fall. One would prevent future legalization of same-sex marriage and one would suppress voter turnout with cumbersome ID requirements. They are part of a broad, corporate/Right […]

Cost of War Trade offs> Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted.

Trade-Offs, Cost of War Do you want to know the Trade offs for your state, your city, your Congressional District? Go to CostofWar.com and select Trade Offs. Taxpayers in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District will pay $317.7 million for Afghanistan war spending for FY2012 Enacted. For the same amount of money, the following could be provided: 151,124 Annual Energy Costs […]

Lea Foshee> Who Will Save Our Children?

Who Will Save Our Children?  By Lea Foushee     WAMM Newsletter    May 2012   It’s predicted that the next battles in the world will be over water, and indeed in some places they have already begun. We tend to think that scarcity of clean water is more of a problem on other continents. Yet, […]

Caucus resolution on war budget

It’s caucus time. Progressives and libertarians will likely once again propose resolutions about the U.S. war budget. They’ll argue, “Let’s spend that money on our true collective needs,” or “Let’s return that money to our pockets.” And these resolutions will likely once again have no effect. The powers-that-be already are responding with horror to the […]