In the wake of Saturday's "not guilty" verdict for George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, cities across the country erupted in protest.In New York, thousands staged a sit-in in Times Square; some were pepper sprayed and arrested. In L.A., protestors spille ... More >>
On Monday, the last of the Occupy activists facing riot charges over the Cruz home protests arrived at a courtroom for trial, joined by about 50 supporters. If convicted, the four defendants -- Catherine Salonek, Jessica Davis, Tomahawk Riley and Dee Xaba -- would face up to two years in prison and ... More >>
Last night, the Timberwolves hosted Maccabi Haifa B.C., a professional basketball team from Haifa, Israel, for an exhibition game at the Target Center.SEE ALSO: Andrew Zimmern and Sameh Wadi in political Twitter spatMinutes into the game, pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel (or perhaps more accurately, ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Occupy Homes celebrates new victories with party and conference-- Occupy Homes can't defend Cruz family home from third eviction attempt-- Occupy Homes activist Nick Espinosa helps save his mom's Mpls home from foreclosure-- Occupy Wall Street's Anniversary: The Greatest Photos One year ... More >>
See Also:Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2012: Dream Crusher interview in a limoSome rappers, especially locally, make cheesy beats on a computer, spit a couple bars at one local show then sit around and wine and bitch because Siddiq or Sims didn't come snatch em up because they totally killed it on that ... More >>
Supporters of the anti-gay marriage amendment turned out at General Mills recently to protest the company's stance against the marriage amendment, and were countered by at least one young activist who walked down the picket line throwing glitter on them.That didn't go over well with the conservative ... More >>
Dan Feidt is the journalist and producer primarily responsible for MK Occupy Minnesota, the video making the explosive allegation that Minnesota officers have offered Peavey Plaza protesters drugs as an enticement for participation in the State Patrol's now-suspended Drug Recognition Expert program. ... More >>
Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman facing two second-degree murder charges, agreed to a plea deal in court today. McDonald pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, which will carry a 41-month sentence. McDonald was accused of stabbing Dean Alvin Schmitz in the heart outside the S ... More >>
Minneapolis-based US Bank is mad as hell about UC Davis' Occupy protests, and executives aren't going to take it anymore.Citing the "intolerable" situation created by the daily protests outside the bank's doors, US Bank officials abruptly closed the US Davis branch location at the end of February ... More >>
Protesters decried big bonuses paid to Wells Fargo executivesAbout 40 protesters marched from Occupy MN's "People's Plaza" to the Wells Fargo center this morning to blast the bank. The protesters were accompanied by Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen imitators, who stood behind th ... More >>
Minnesotans took over K Street todayProtesters from around the country occupied K Street this afternoon, including dozens of Minnesotans. The demonstration was the combined effort of numerous groups joining up with OccupyDC to send a message against corporate money in politics. K Street is h ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's office has protesters in itMinnesotans representing the 99% are staging sit-ins at their congressional representatives' offices in Washington. The protesters arrived at the offices of Michele Bachmann, Chip Cravaack, John Kline, and Erik Paulsen earlier this morning to dem ... More >>
Occupy protesters moved into a foreclosed south Minneapolis home Saturday night. The protest almost failed at the beginning: Two occupiers were arrested after police descended on the house to evict the demonstrators. But the rest of the group retook the home, forming a human chain around the h ... More >>
400 protesters marched across the 10th Ave Bridge, 11 were arrestedAbout 400 protesters marched on the 10th Avenue Bridge this evening, and 11 were arrested for refusing police orders to get out of the road. The demonstration began at 19th Avenue and Washington near the University of Minneso ... More >>
Police tore up one of the tents shortly after it went up, but have left others.Earlier this week, Occupy MN demonstrators made it known they planned to set up a new Tent City on the plaza outside of US Bank. This was not an empty threat: Around 12:45 p.m. this afternoon, 50 protesters set up camp ... More >>
That Nicole Salazar videotaped her arrest is both fortunate and unfortunate.It's fortunate because that same tape just helped Salazar, a producer for the Democracy Now! news show, and two other journalists win a settlement in their lawsuit against the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul for bad po ... More >>
All photos courtesy of Minnesotans for a Fair Economy.Demonstrators blame John Boehner and Michele Bachmann for joblessness in Minnesota.U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner took a trip to Minnesota's suburbs yesterday to play golf and rub elbows with some of our state's mega-rich donors. On ... More >>
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner will have lunch with you for $1,000. Maybe.Will John Boehner be hitting the fairway with mega-rich donors in Wayzata today? Maybe. Minnesota Public Radio obtained a copy of an invite last week to a Boehner fundraiser scheduled for today at Spring Hill Gol ... More >>
CTUL.Protesters say they're doing more work for less money.It's been nearly two months since a group of disgruntled Cub Foods workers ended a 12-day hunger strike, and they say nothing has been done to improve working conditions. That same crew of workers is staging a protest today at an Edina s ... More >>
CTUL.Supervalu says the protesters have unfairly targeted Cub Foods.Tuesday morning, a group of workers protested outside a shareholders meeting for Supervalu, the parent company of Cub Foods. It was the latest in what has become a long series of similar demonstrations, some held at Cub Food ... More >>
Screen shot from Politico Reporters snapped the aftermath of the glitter attack on T-PawFirst Newt Gingrich, now T-Paw: the glitter rainbow is everywhere. Our former governor and current GOP presidential contender was signing books in San Francisco today at a conference on health care. That' ... More >>
CTULMario Colloly Torres, one of the hunger strikersIt has now been five days since Cub Foods cleaning workers began their hunger strike to protest low pay and what they say are unsafe and degrading working conditions. "Over the last 10 years, our wages have been dropping," says Mario Collol ... More >>
Katie Kieffer's bubbly conservatism and some burly protesters find themselves woven into Robert Erickson's "Columbus Go Home" street theater at the Tea Party rally last week in St. Paul:
Impotence and the antiwar street protest
The marchers were accompanied by a detachment of mounted police, and trailed by squad cars.
Rep. Michele Bachmann's hyped noontime "House call" on Capitol Hill happens today and she made sure to get protesters pumped for some serious Democratic ass-kicking in order to kill the planned health care reform bill.
Minneapolis will join the worldwide day of protest to support the Iranian people still protesting the country's recent election.
The Woodbury City Council banned targeted residential picketing, which provoked an outcry over the squelching of First Amendment rights. But as it turns out, the state banned targeted residential picketing 16 years ago.
Their crime? Covering the story
From the streets to the courtroom, the film shows the era's spectacles
Live from NYC: Hundreds of thousands of protesters, 20,000 cops, and one coronation
The city settles the last of the ISAG "riot" cases
Reporters, police, and protesters dream Seattle's nightmare
Marches, music, and Mace: A street-level account of the WTO debacle
When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.
"The people at the Ordway who sponsored this show are very stupid and innocent.": Vietnamese Americans picket the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater.