Amnesty International

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Flogging Molly at the Brick, 5/31/12

    Flogging Mollywith Reverend Peyton's Big Damn BandThe Brick, MinneapolisThursday, May 31, 2012Flogging Molly are anything but standard. Their sound is furious, solid, and intense, augmented with an accordion, banjo, bodhrán, and tin whistle to accompany the typical guitars, bass, and drums of a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Pop music predictions for 2011

    ​Think 2010 was full of ridiculous, over-the-top moments in pop music? Just wait until you see what 2011 has in store. As part of our year-in-review blitz, we took a look in our crystal ball to make some projections for the year ahead...

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    David Cornelius Smith dies 10 days after shock from cop's Taser

    The controversial Taser is involved in another local death.​Ten days after Minneapolis cops shocked him into submission with a Taser at the downtown YMCA, David Cornelius Smith is dead. Smith was in the gym on the sixth floor when officers were called to remove him. The 28-year-old appeared ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010


    From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Forced repatriation of ethnic Hmong raises state senator's ire

    Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    David Byrne live benefit EP

    David Byrne has a wonderful four-song EP for download benefiting Amnesty International highlighted by an amazing live version of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' "Help Me Somebody," converting a song based on samples to a live vocal jam. There's also a superior version of "One Fine Day," from his stil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Star Tribune reporter Tased

    Probably one of her better days since the bankruptcy filing.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Former KMOJ DJ dies after police taser

    A call to police about domestic assault in Minneapolis early this morning ... More >>

  • News

    September 3, 2008

    The Show Must Go On

    From the Xcel Energy Center to the riot zone, we're covering the RNC

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008
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    February 17, 2008
  • News

    November 14, 2007

    Final Refuge

    Karen immigrants describe their harrowing journeys from the brutality of Burma to sanctuary in St. Paul

  • Music

    April 11, 2007

    No Hurries

    A look at the year's most popular slow songs, so far

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2006

    5/4: Morning Communique

    Illinois mayor racks up huge strip club bill, German city bans World Cup press from red light districts, new Casino Royale trailer, MST3K side-swipes a drivers ed film, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2005

    6/1/2005: Morning Communique

    [THESE DAYS] A Sherpa guide broke his own record and scaled Mount Everest for the 15th time on Tuesday, followed by 24 other climbers who also reached the world's highest peak. The Massachusetts Legislature overrode Gov. Mitt Romney's veto and approved a bill designed to propel Massachusetts to the ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2002

    From Berlin to Bogotá

    One woman's memories of war and dreams of peace

  • Books

    April 17, 2002

    Before the Campus Burned

    On the eve of the U of M's hockey championship, Castro came calling

  • Books

    December 5, 2001

    Whose Smoke? Whose Holes?

    Minnesota's Male Immigrants Ready For A Broad Justice-department Sweep

  • News

    December 20, 2000

    Better Days

    They went through hell in Mogadishu. But for 17-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi and other Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis it's still an uphill climb.

  • Books

    November 22, 2000
  • Music

    November 15, 2000

    N'Dour Endures

    A world-music star from 1970s Senegal finds his place in the age of hip hop

  • News

    November 24, 1999

    Welcome to Minnetripoli

    Libyan dissenters worldwide build a virtual headquarters--on a local public-access server

  • Feature

    October 1, 1997


    The Real Revolution Radio: Amy Goodman, host of Pacifica's Democracy Now!

  • News

    March 19, 1997

    Peeling the Onion

    USA Today, Tomorrow the World: Inside the only humor publication that matters