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“Politicians Don’t See the Light Until They Feel the Heat”

Representative Keith Ellison at CTUL rally

“Sometimes politicians don’t see the light until they feel the heat,” Congressman and Chair of the Progressive Caucus Keith Ellison told The UpTake yesterday during an interview about the growing Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Continue Reading →

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Saving North High School, Preserving a Community Stalwart

Click on Photo to Watch Video About Campaign to Save North High School

When administrators revealed a plan last spring to shut down North High School — one of only two public schools on Minneapolis’ embattled north side — MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and other activists answered the call. Continue Reading →

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NOC Calls on Minneapolis Public Schools to Divest from Wells Fargo

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MN Neighborhoods Organizing for Change and North Minneapolis activists yesterday called on Minneapolis Public Schools to divest from Wells Fargo Bank — which they say has exacerbated the mortgage foreclosure crisis — especially in hard-luck North Minneapolis. Continue Reading →

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Executive Council Considers DNR Mineral Leases Request

Protesting Polymet Mining in Duluth

At 3 p.m. today Minnesota’s Executive Council, including Governor Mark Dayton, Attorney General Lori Swanson, and other elected officials, will meet to consider the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ request to approve issuance of 77 non-ferrous metallic minerals leases. Continue Reading →

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Under the Bridge, Labor Secretary Solis Rallies for President Obama’s Jobs Plan

Click Photo for Video of U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis

Speaking under the 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called on Americans to pressure Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. Continue Reading →

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“We’re Treated like Bums” Despite Holding Jobs, Paying Taxes

Click to watch Stories of Need: Dennis

After their home in North Minneapolis was destroyed by the May 22 tornado, Dennis and Deborah were forced to seek refuge in the local Armory and at the North Commons Recreation Center. For weeks, they and their five children slept on cots on the floor of a gymnasium. Continue Reading →

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