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Howard Dean: Republicans Work for Corporations, not for People

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ollowing his Netroots Nation keynote speech on Thursday night, former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Vermont Governor Howard Dean told The UpTake that Republicans have shown in Wisconsin and other Midwestern states this winter that they work for corporations and not for the people. Continue Reading →

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Speaking Up Over Attorney General’s Silence On FBI Misdeeds

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Irate peace activists interrupted US Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech about youth programs several times in frustration for what they characterize as an FBI Witch Hunt violating the First Amendment rights of citizens to protest. Holder is one of the few people in the country who could reign in this action, but he has so far refused to comment on it or to act in any way Continue Reading →

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What the FBI Left Behind

Minneapolis, MN My 18, 2011. A press conference at the offices of the Anti-War Committee office today revealed an interesting remnant of the FBI raids on peace activists in Minneapolis and Chicago on September 24, 2010. They left copy of the the FBI SWAT team operational plan and the set of questions that was to be asked of the targets if any had agreed to talk to the FBI agents. These documents were discovered on April 30 in the home of Lindon Gawboy and Mick Kelly when they were searching through the file cabinets that had been ransacked by the FBI. The plans reveal that the agents were to assume Kelly and Gawboy armed and dangerous so the entered the home with machine guns and assault rifles. Continue Reading →

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NRA Uses Fear To Sell Guns, Says Minnesota State Senator

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Minnesota State Senator Barb Goodwin (Democratic Farm Labor party) says that a “shoot first” gun bill proposed by Republicans would make Minnesota seem like the wild west. She tells how her father was a postman and how this would add fear to that line of work. Continue Reading →

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Minneapolis Anti-War Committee Chalks Up FBI

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The Anti-War Committee and a number of their allies staged a protest rally on chalked sidewalks in front of the Minneapolis FBI office yesterday. The FBI has issued 23 subpoenas for the Chicago Grand Jury including nine from Minnesota. The Minnesotans’ homes were raided last September 24. Repeat subpoenas were issued to three of the Minnesota groups but they, like the rest of the targets, have refused to appear before the Grand Jury. Continue Reading →

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Afghan Activist Malalai Joya Speaks in Minneapolis

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Afghan activist, writer and a former politician, Malalai Joya will speak tonight at St. Joan of Arc church in Minneapolis. She was dismissed from the Afghan parliament for publicly denouncing the presence of what she considered to be warlords and war criminals in the Afghan parliament. Continue Reading →

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