Tag Archives: Minnesota
We citizens hold the Commons as constitutional rights; natural rights endowed to us and to future generations. This is the social contract between people and government. Without the public trust, government is useless—or worse, an enabler.
DN! “Philando Can Be Any of Us”: Black Lives Matter Protests Acquittal of Officer in Minnesota Killing
When the justice system does not work. Police accountability.
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 […]
Status and action needed for particular antiprotest/antidissent bills in the Minnesota State Legislature.
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.”
Never popular in the first place, domestic counterextremism programs are now likely to become much more aggressive and bellicose.
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 […]
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.”
The summit will focus on bringing together spiritual and environmental understandings in order to protect the water commons.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]