Today’s UpTake: FBI Raid Protest, Minnesota Legislative Hearings

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Protest Sign outside FBI Offices In Minneapolis

Today appears to be a relatively slow news day, following the cancellation of a planned governor’s debate at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul. (But we also thought last Friday would be a slow news day, before the FBI busted into the homes of six Minneapolis peace activists at 7 a.m.). The UpTake has video footage of hundreds rallying in support of the peace activists raided by the FBI. The rally was held Monday in front of the FBI headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, and featured peace activists, American Indian leaders and National Lawyers Guild representatives.

Protest Sign outside FBI Offices In Minneapolis

We have footage of Democratic-Farm-Labor gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton’s speech to the AFL-CIO on Monday, and Senator Amy Klobuchar’s appeal to the union base earlier in the day to put Dayton in the governor’s mansion come November. And watch student journalists quiz President Obama here.

The Minnesota legislature is unable to broadcast live feeds today due to technical repairs in the capitol, but you can catch the replays of yesterday’s hearing on Ethnic Heritage and New American Working Group and the Minnesota Legislative Hearings On Children And Family Services.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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