Last Friday's national "terrorism" raids against antiwar activists continue to dominate conversation in the Twin Cities social justice community. On Monday, over 200 people rallied outside the FBI building at Marquette and Washington in downtown Minneapolis (see photos from TC Daily Planet), and Thursday evening will be the formative meeting at Walker Church for a solidarity committee to defend those investigated for alleged "material support of terrorism."
August 1 is the eight-year anniversary of the John Yoo/Jay Bybee torture memos. Tackling Torture at the Top (a committee of Women Against Military Madness) and others will commemorate that day by Fasting Against Torture for 24 hours starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug 1. Coincidentally, the statute of limitations applicable to the Federal Torture Statute is also eight years.
Minneapolis is one of four cities in the running for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, just one cycle after the metro-wide suspension of civil liberties that accompanied the Republicans' national party in 2008. This time around, local organizers are mobilizing in an effort to sabotage the bid before a decision is even made.
Emergency Minneapolis Demonstration Against Israeli Attack on Gaza Freedom Flotilla - Tuesday, June 1st!By syndicated_content on 31 May 2010
Update: Protest also called for Friday at 3 p.m. in St. Paul at MN Trade Center via DASWO - http://tc.indymedia.org/2010/jun/emergency-march-end-seige-gaza-solidary...
Note: We received the press release below of an emergency protest in Minneapolis on June 1st against the Israeli attack on the humanitarian flotilla to Gaza. Please spread the word on this emergency protest!
90 people walked raising awareness "drop by drop".