“Now They Come For You”

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The Minneapolis rally Monday against the FBI’s search and seizure raids of six local peace activists last week was joined by two Anishinabe members of the American Indian Movement (AIM). Clyde Bellecourt and Bill Means compared the current FBI action with past FBI infringements against the Native Americans. They spoke of the long trial that followed the FBI raid on Wounded Knee in 1973. Bellecourt and Means appeared in solidarity with the current FBI targets, but warned of a possible long road ahead.

Wounded Knee was the site an 1890 massacre of Lakota Indians by the U.S. Army. The 1973 FBI assault was a result of AIM joining the Lakota in a final stand for Indian rights at the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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