Ellison: NATO Focuses on Old Threats, Ignores New Threats

As thousands of protestors massed in Chicago to protest the NATO summit, U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota) agreed with some of the demonstrators’ claims, but disagreed with others. “I do agree we’re spending too much on the military, but I believe in the military.”

Syrian Revolution Anniversary Demonstration

A group of Syrian-Americans gathered in Loring Park to commemorate the the anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian Demonstrations that grew out of the Arab Spring. This rebellion has bee treated very harshly by the Assad government. To this date, there are more than 10,000 people dead, among them 600 women and 430 children. The Syrian Sunrise Foundation is one of the US organizations involved with the revolution. Minnesota Facebook page has the local information.