BY Linden Gawboy | St. Paul, MN | 1/03/17
“We are here today on opening day of the legislature to let the politicians know this is the day of reckoning for the poor! This is day of reckoning for the children! This is the day of reckoning for the homeless!” declared Angella Khan as she read the opening statement at the Welfare Rights Committee’s protest at the Minnesota state capitol, here, Jan. 3.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 12/30/16
On Jan. 3, the opening day of Minnesota’s legislative session, the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) will hold a ‘Day of Reckoning’ protest to demand that politicians end their war on the poor.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 12/11/16
Dec. 10 marks International Human Rights Day. The Minnesota Anti-War Committee had a short rally at Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue, followed by a march of 200 people to denounce Trump's agenda of hate and racism.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 10/05/16
Striking members of the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) were standing strong on the picket line today, Oct.4, one day after rejecting a concessionary contract proposal. Anna Lee, a striking nurse said, "l voted no for my patients, my profession and the future."
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 9/28/16
On the morning of Sept. 27, 400 striking Allina nurses from Abbott, United, Unity and Mercy hospitals, along with members of many unions and community supporters, rallied in the street in downtown Minneapolis, tying up early morning rush hour traffic. The rally was held in front of the hotel where General Mills was having its annual shareholder meeting.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 9/05/16
Nearly 5000 members of the Minnesota Nurses Association walked off the job at Allina hospitals, Sept. 5, Labor Day, in an open-ended unfair labor practices strike. Allina is pressing for concessions on the health care plans that would shift more costs to the nurses.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 8/24/16
Negotiations between nurses and Allina Health ended with no agreement and no responses by hospital negotiators on nurses' proposals, Aug. 23. Allina negotiators continue to say that they will not offer proposals or discuss issues of staffing and workplace safety until nurses agree to end all of their health insurance plans.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 7/22/16
On July 21, Jennie Eisert, a Colombian-American activist with the Minnesota Anti-War Committee, gave a moving report back to a packed room concerning her participation in the Alliance for Global Justice’s Colombian peace process delegation.
BY Brad Sigal | Minneapolis, MN | 6/05/16
Immigrant rights activists marched from the office of democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar to the Minnesota Republican Party headquarters May 25 to protest a new wave of immigration raids and deportations targeting Central American mothers and children in May and June.
BY Anti-War Committee | Minneapolis, MN | 5/03/16
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Twin Cites based Anti-War Committee. Statement on FBI Entrapment of Muslim Youth, State Repression against the Somali Community, and the Countering Violent Extremism Program