Friday February 28, 2020
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BY staff | Chicago, IL | 9/04/19
Founded in 1973 as an organization that grew out of the movement to free the wrongfully imprisoned Angela Davis and other political prisoners, the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is set to relaunch this November.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | St. Paul, MN | 9/02/19
“In 2017, the Trump administration awarded Elbit a contract to work on the expansion of the Mexico border wall. Elbit System’s CEO has said that the company’s current growth can be attributed to increased U.S. border spending,” said Sarah Martin of Women Against Military Madness.
BY Ted Mika | St. Paul, MN | 8/26/19
On August 24, protesters shut down a light rail train, blocked traffic and shut down the main entrance to the Minnesota State Fair.
BY Wyatt Miller | St. Paul, MN | 8/23/19
On August 22, immigrant rights and Palestine solidarity activists presented over 1000 signatures of Minnesota residents petitioning the State Board of Investments (SBI) to divest state pension funds from the Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 8/21/19
On August 19, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) held a press conference in the State Capitol in Saint Paul to a packed room, with an overflow of 100 people, on the human cost of the Israeli occupation of Palestine and travel restrictions.
BY Anti-War Committee | Twin Cities, MN | 8/18/19
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following August 15 statement from the Twin Cities based Anti-War Committee.
BY staff | Jacksonville | 8/13/19
On August 2, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee (JCAC) and the family of Jalen Mays held a vigil to remember his life on the three-month anniversary of his death. At the vigil, the protesters chanted, “Justice for Jalen.”
BY Ted Mika | St. Paul, MN | 8/10/19
Activists and relatives of victims of police killings held a press conference in front of the state capitol, August 8.
BY Sam Martinez | Minneapolis | 8/09/19
On August 8, a settlement was reached in the case of Jamar Clark. The city of Minneapolis awarded $200,000 to Jamar Clark’s families.
BY staff | Milwaukee, WI | 8/07/19
On August 5, a variety of non-profit and local religious organizations hosted a Vigil Against Hate, in remembrance of those killed in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
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