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"A couple days after I asked my physician about cannabis, he told me it'd be a good idea if I found a different provider," says the 30-something Twin Cities resident. "I think he ... Many in traditional Western medicine are skeptical of marijuana's ...
Through protests and shareholder engagement, the Honeywell Project (1968-1990) sought to persuade Honeywell Inc. to start beating cluster bombs into Plowshares.

The protest was sponsored by the Minnesota peace Action Coalition (MPAC) and was organized under the call of "Stop Endless U.S.
AFSCME Local 3800 (link is external) is among the organizations endorsing an anti-war protest to be held Saturday, March 18, to mark 14 years since the 2003 U.S.
In the 1980s, the group was very involved primarily in the peace movement and opposing the covert wars in Central America, aligned with religious socialism, the sanctuary church movement, and to some extent, local unions and leftist academics.
For Kate Hennessy, the story of Dorothy Day is not the story of a social activist, an influential Catholic American or even a potential saint.

While I have spent 35 years as a nonprofit executive in the Twin Cities, I also serve as a Baptist minister. And, in my dual roles, there is a particular sentence from this speech that expressly resonates with me.
Astrid Silva, an immigration activist and a "dreamer," will deliver the Spanish-language response to Trump's speech.
Ted was a passionate opponent of injustice and used his knowledge and ample legal skills to serve the people's struggle. In court he was willing to transcend a narrow law-based approach for a political one.
Ted was a passionate opponent of injustice and used his knowledge and ample legal skills to serve the people's struggle. In court he was willing to transcend a narrow law-based approach for a political one.
Wade and Crews say they want to bring their black truce message to schools and to continue with peace rallies they began last year.
The mission of the coalition, thus far: "We are a group of Twin Cities small businesses against the rise of hatred being directed at the Muslim, Black, Latino, Immigrant, Disabled, and LGBTQ+ communities.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Thursday warned Israel that constructing new settlements "may not be helpful" to Middle East peace efforts, striking a tougher line with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. Trump has been ...
Saxophonist Brandon Wozniak, guitarist Zacc Harris, drummer Pete Hennig and bassist Travis Schilling released their first album, Again, Too Soon, in 2007, putting themselves on the Twin Cities jazz map. ... A composer, bandleader, organizer and "jazz ...
It was the second large protest of the immigration order in the Twin Cities this week. On Sunday, some 1,000 ... The event started in front of the federal courthouse at about 4:30 p.m.
Voicing their own strongly held beliefs, two Minnesota State University, Mankato students who had participated in one of the marches agreed to be interviewed by The reporter.
CeCe McDonald, a black, transgender Twin Cities woman who became a symbol for transgender rights and was the basis for a character in the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black," will be the keynote speaker for this year's festival.

Transgender activist and rocker Venus DeMars performs at the Mad Ripple Anti-Trump and Pro-People and -music Hootenanny on Inauguration Day 2017.
In November 2015, Asma Jama, a Somali-born woman living in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, was waiting for her pasta alfredo at Applebee's, chatting in Swahili with her family, when she was confronted by Jodie Burchard-Risch.
It is one of many women's marches planned for Saturday across the nation, with the largest in Washington, D.C. The march in St. Paul will be the largest of several planned in Minnesota cities, including Duluth and Rochester. ... In a related protest ...
WASHINGTON - police deployed pepper spray and made numerous arrests in a chaotic confrontation blocks from Donald Trump's inauguration Friday as protesters registered their rage against the new president.
There will be performances and speeches from activists around the country. ... Eight of them were organized by Gloria Everson, who started a facebook page called "women's March on Washington - Minnesota to D.C." in November. Everson is a former college ...
Join Umbra Search, with Blacks in technology-MN, the Charles Babbage Institute, and the science Museum of Minnesota to celebrate the launch and publication of Hidden Human Computers.
activists for women's rights and other causes are preparing for large marches and rallies in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Friday and Saturday in conjunction with similar events nationwide, all motivated by opposition to the views of incoming president ...
Boehland said he knew of a similar event being held in Winona, Minn. Others have popped up in places throughout Colorado. Through a social-media hashtag campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union is encouraging people to pledge an oath to protect ...
"We need the licenses so we can live and work in safety and peace," Sanchez said. Immigrant advocates said the issue is especially important in greater Minnesota, where driving is a necessity because buses and trains are not available like in the Twin ...
"We need the licenses so we can live and work in safety and peace," Sanchez said. Immigrant advocates said the issue is especially important in greater Minnesota, where driving is a necessity because buses and trains are not available like in the Twin ...
The Resist from Day One Coalition MN brings together Twin Cities groups and individuals, uniting to defend communities against Trump's racist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker, anti-Muslim, anti-woman, anti-environment agenda.
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.
Saturday's rally, organized each year in Minneapolis by local activist group the Anti-war Committee, is part of an international celebration of human rights Day every Dec. 10.
The GDC which has grown to approximately 100 members in Minnesota has become an important pole of struggle for pro-working-class revolutionaries on a number of different fronts, most significantly the year-long struggle against police killings and ...
Gallery: Katibunny Roberts and her husband, Lance King, of Kyle, S.D., celebrated the army Corps' denial of an easement to bury a section of the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river.
The latest developments in two bruising tragedies involving Twin Cities police illuminate once again a critical public-policy need few would question - to ensure that those who wear a badge and carry a gun are men and women of exceptionally sound ...
The Sri Chinmoy peace Bridge, too, isn't typically referred to by that name - the only time I think of this is looking out the window of the No.
From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, Athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.
Years later I wrote an article calling him "the other great folksinger from Minnesota's Mesabi Iron Range," and the Minnesota Law and politics went a step further describing Metsa as "a folk singer, a blues singer, a guitarist, a social activist, a ...
Portland activist Gregory R. McKelvey, who has been one of the organizers of recent Portland protests connected with Don't Shoot PDX, said the group is now called Portland's Resistance.
Moscow - The world will face a starkly different America when President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office in January. While the billionaire businessman's triumph was welcomed in some countries, others saw it as a big shock, as governments ...
Undated courtesy photo, circa Aug. 2016, of Ilhan Omar, candidate for Minnesota state representative in District 60B. Omar defeated Rep. Phyllis Kahn in the Aug. 9, 2016 primary election to become the DFL candidate in the Nov. election.
"They call it the land of milk and honey, but it isn't like that for all of us," says Balenger, a community activist and self-described "circle keeper," says of the Twin Cities. The American communities Project classifies the Twin Cities region in the ...
More than 250 people, mostly conservative Christians, clap and whoop as Hall takes the stage in the ballroom of a suburban Minnesota hotel with a 32-lane bowling alley and a huge mermaid statue on the roof. .... Launius, who received the endorsement of ...
More than 250 people, mostly conservative Christians, clap and whoop as Hall takes the stage in the ballroom of a suburban Minnesota hotel with a 32-lane bowling alley and a huge mermaid statue on the roof. .... Launius, who received the endorsement of ...
Keith Ellison is seeking a 6th term in Minnesota's 5th Congressional district, which covers the city of Minneapolis, the eastern portion of Hennepin County, and parts of Anoka County and Ramsey County.
"Asking for your peace. Asking for your salvation," Sister Beanie said. Just hours after that shooting, a man was found was shot inside a car near 48th Avenue North and Bryant.
Aaron Johnson, 50, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota, said he and other protesters weren't happy with the day's outcome.
Like others who felt that way, he had come of age in America's tumultuous 1960s, a decade of dissent marked by civil rights sit-ins, anti-war marches, the Chicago riots and scenes of kids being tear-gassed and clubbed on American campuses. He spoke ...
EDINA, Minn. - Atlanta Daily World just reported how a New Jersey police chief was demoted for ordering racial profiling of black men who are spotted in wealthy white neighborhoods.
EDINA, Minn. -- A video of a black Minnesota man being detained and handcuffed apparently for walking in a street near a sidewalk closed for construction is drawing outrage on social media.
On Friday afternoon, dignitaries, neighbors and activists will break ground at the corner of Fisk Street and Concordia Avenue in St. Paul for what will become the Rondo Commemorative Plaza, a small public space that will overlook the very thing that ...
Vice president during Clinton's husband's eight years in the White House and a longtime environmental activist, Gore served as a closer for Clinton on climate change as the Democratic candidate seeks to appeal to activists and to young people, who ...


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