Peace Lovers Celebrate 20 Years on the Peace Bridge

Peace Lovers Celebrate 20 Years on the Peace Bridge from The UpTake on Vimeo. For 20 years peace advocates have gathered on the Peace Bridge, the Lake Street Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the two cities. Every Wednesday for 20 years, rain snow or shine, they have gathered on this bridge. On June 25, 1991, the Twin Cities designated this site as the, “Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge.” April 1999 saw a small group of peace advocates starting the Wednesday tradition with flags and banners and 20 years of quiet pleas for peace continued. April 24, 2019 about 200 activists, many of them aging, took to the bridge to continue the quest for peace.

Reporter Dan Heyman, left, stands with a group of protesters at the West Virginia State Capitol, awaiting the arrival of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.

Reporter Jailed After Asking Trump Officials A Question

Journalist Dan Heyman was arrested Tuesday afternoon as he attempted to ask questions of U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Price was at the State Capitol to meet with West Virginia lawmakers and others about the opioid epidemic.

Lucila Dominguez honored at 9th annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards

(Note: This video is featured courtesy of The Saint Paul Foundation. To learn more about all of this year’s Ambassador Award honorees, visit http://www.saintpaulfoundation.org/ambassador_awards/)
Lucila Dominguez knows that change doesn’t come easily. Sometimes it requires personal sacrifice, as demonstrated by her work with CTUL, the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha (Center for Workers United in the Struggle). In fact, Lucila’s first volunteer act with CTUL was a 12-day hunger strike outside a major food retailer to protest unfair wages and working conditions. She continued to volunteer with CTUL until 2014, when she joined staff as a lead organizer, fighting for the rights of low-wage immigrant Latino workers.

Students, Faculty Protest $150K Pay Day For “War Criminal” Condoleezza Rice At U

The University of Minnesota apparently has a short and incomplete memory of Condoleezza Rice’s role as national security advisor and Secretary of State in the Administration of President George W. Bush. The U is paying Rice $150,000 to speak on campus Thursday, but nowhere in the U’s glowing description of Rice and her contributions can one find a hint of what Ms. Rice actually did while in power. Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistle-blower Coleen Rowley tells the UpTake what we should remember about Condi Rice. (More…)

UpDate: Minnesota Grad Imprisoned For YouTube “Crime” Is Released

Despite international protest over his imprisonment, University of Minnesota graduate Shezanne ‘Shez’ Cassim was sentenced Monday to prison for one year in the United Arab Emirates because he posted a ‘comedy’ video on YouTube that UAE authorities did not find funny.