A local organization called the Anti-War Committee is taking Minnesota's U.S. Senators to task for siding with Israel during that country's ongoing conflict with the Palestinians.Last week, the group stormed Sen. Al Franken's Minnesota office and ended up getting him on the phone for a tense convers ... More >>
Shin Bet vets critique the Palestinian occupation
A summer weekend is not complete without a festival/block party happening. St. Paul will be hosting the Twin Cities Jazz Festival in and around Mears Park. Heart and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts bring a taste of nostalgia to the suburbs at Mystic Lake, while Bethany Larson and the Bee's Knees play ... More >>
Government agent was not really a peace activist
Who was Karen Sullivan?Prosecutors investigating more than a dozen Minnesota anti-war activists recently confirmed that the charges rely on an undercover agent who spent two and a half years infiltrating their organization. This is how the woman who called herself Karen Sullivan insinuated herse ... More >>
Keith Ellison's too Muslim for Judson Phillips.There's no religious test for being a congressman. But never mind that. Tea Party Nation leader and founder Judson Phillips wants Rep. Keith Ellison thrown out of office because he's Muslim. At least Phillips wears his bigotry right out there on ... More >>
Another day on Fox News, another chance to lob unsubstantiated claims. In the latest version, Bachmann gets her Middle East facts all wrong, aided and abetted by host David Asman. The video (after the jump) is helpfully posted on Bachmann's Facebook page.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, quoting heavily from an AP story and adding her own commentary, sided with Israel today in its attack on a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza that resulted in the deaths of nine aid activists, 600 arrests and 45 deportations. She aired her opinion in a blog post on ... More >>
Ellison calls for cool heads to prevail after attack on flotilla of humanitarian activistsSaying he's "deeply shocked and saddened" by an Israeli attack on Palestinian humanitarian activists in international waters that resulted in at least nine civilian deaths," U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison calle ... More >>
"Denied entry to Gaza - hostilities. On to Rafah. Tweet cha when I get there," writes Rep. Keith Ellison Friday morning on his Twitter account. The Minneapolis congressman had been accompanying a trade delegation of 16 U.S. corporations to Saudi Arabia, helping to open doors for bilateral co ... More >>
This isn't your ordinary Coen-esque sadism
How did Israel respond to U.S. questioning about block pasta at the border? Americans are simply uninformed about food aid.
Rep. Keith Ellison and a fellow congressman toured the Gaza Strip today to see the damage from recent attacks firsthand.
"Not just an American dream. Also an Irish dream, a European dream, African dream, Israeli dream. And also [long pause] a Palestinian dream."-- Bono at Inaugural Celebration concert on the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, during U2's performance of "Pride (In the Name of Love).""I'd like to dedicate this ... More >>
'Meet the Parents' goes Middle East in 'Only Human'
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From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief