Category Archives: USA

repost: Things I did not know #97644899544: The first memorial day was led by former slaves

The first Memorial Day was led by former slaves in Charleston. Charleston was in ruins. The peninsula was nearly deserted, the fine houses empty, the streets littered with the debris of fighting and the ash of fires that had burned out … Continue reading

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Libya: Views on Humanitarian Intervention (update)

Image: People wave Libyan flags from a car during celebrations for the one-year anniversary of the “February 17 Revolution” (source) The Guardian, One year on: chaotic Libya reveals the perils of humanitarian intervention. The mission to remove Gaddafi was a noble one. But … Continue reading

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Anti-Racism in Duluth, MN

Duluth, MN is a place very close to my heart. I go there every chance I get. My “Minnesotan family” live there. They mean the world to me and so does Duluth. Really, I don’t know where I would be … Continue reading

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LA county, Land, and Loss

A series from the LA weekly that they called “L.A. County’s War on Desert Rats” Tough code enforcement has been ramped up in these unincorporated areas of L.A. County, leaving the iconoclasts who chose to live in distant sectors of … Continue reading

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Labo(u)r links

11 ways to get fired from Starbucks University of Minnesota teaching and research assistants organize a union. A member of the European Parliament takes her baby to work

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Kids on kids

I saw two really powerful messages today.  Each one is by kids and about kids. 1. As seen on colorlines, Lakota students from Rosebud, South Dakota posted a powerful rebuttal to the ABC 20/20 special Children of the Plains. The students’ video challanges … Continue reading

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OCCUPY Bobby’s House, Occupy Foreclosures

The people of OWS in Minnesota are defending homes, families and neighbourhoods. People are standing together against US Bank to save Bobby Hull’s home on Columbus Ave S in Minneapolis from foreclosure. Bobby is asking for a reasonable adjustment on … Continue reading

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