Minnesota

  • “Divest from Climate Change!” Chase Bank Branch Protested on Opening Day

    November 7, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Chase Bank’s new branch had been open for less than five minutes when two dozen students and activists entered through the front door, just after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5.  They were carrying a banner that read “Chase: Defund Climate…...
  • Decision Rescinded, Police Back Out of Releasing Footage of Brian Quinones’ Killing

    October 25, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – After initially agreeing to release footage of the police killing Brian Quinones, city officials in Edina and Richfield have reversed their decision and will not release the videos. This flip-flop comes after the Quinones family was allowed to view select portions of…...
  • Family to View Footage in Fatal Police Killing This Week

    October 22, 2019
    Richfield, MN – Dash camera footage of the September police killing of Brian Quinones-Rosario was viewed by Brian’s family on Wednesday, October 23. Demands for greater transparency in October City Council meetings have helped move the process forward for the family of Quinones after Brian…...
  • March to Protect The Sacred on Indigenous People’s Day 2019

    October 14, 2019
    Clearbrook, MN – On Indigenous People’s Day 2019, a coalition of climate activists marched to the Enbridge tar sands pipeline terminal located in Clearbrook, Minnesota. The Ginew Collective of indigenous women organized the peaceful march down 470th Street to tell Enbridge, the owner of the…...
  • ‘Dump Trump’ Protests to Counter Trump Rally in Minneapolis

    October 10, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Large protests are expected today as Donald Trump is due to arrive at the downtown Target Center for a campaign rally promoting his 2020 presidential campaign. Many liberal, leftist, and anarchist groups are expected to oppose Trump’s appearance. Various pro-Trump and far-right…...
  • 28 Years of Black Storytelling

    September 28, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – The three-day Black Master Storytellers Festival is back in Minneapolis with its Grand Finale event on Saturday night. The Black Storytellers Alliance has brought 28 years of Black storytelling to communities across the United States. The theme of this year is “Strength…...
  • Hundreds Rally in Opposition to Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline in Minnesota

    September 28, 2019
    Duluth, MN – Hundreds are gathering today along the shores of Lake Superior. The Gichi-gami (“Lake Superior” in Ojibwe) Gathering‘s goal is to bring together opponents of the Line 3 oil pipeline to express their ongoing opposition to the tar sands pipeline project. Opponents of…...
  • Police Release Body Cam Footage of Ronald Davis’ Killing

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Body camera footage of Saint Paul police’s (SPPD) deadly encounter with Ronald Davis was released on Tuesday, September 24. The video shows Ronald Davis running towards the officer with what looks to be a four-inch knife before being shot. On the…...
  • Minnesotans Escalate Calls to Divest from “Virtual Border Wall” Company Elbit

    September 25, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – Local organizers have accused the state of Minnesota of “funding the wall” between both the Mexico-USA border and further between Palestine and Israel. Anti-war and migrant justice activists turned up the pressure on Minnesota legislators to divest an estimated $1.25 million…...
  • Man Killed by Saint Paul Police After Rear-Ending a Squad Car

    September 16, 2019
    St. Paul, MN – On Sunday evening, St. Paul police shot and killed a man they say rear-ended a squad car in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood. Police say the victim “confronted” the officers after the car collision and “a fight ensued.” Police then shot and…...