St. Paul

  • George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis–Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks

    June 14, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…...
  • Christopher Columbus Statue Toppled in Saint Paul

    June 11, 2020
    Saint Paul, MN – Joining a new nationwide cleanse of racist monuments, the Christoper Columbus statue at Minnesota’s Capitol building is one of the latest to be torn down. On Wednesday evening over a hundred people came to take part in toppling a statue of…...
  • Minneapolis May Day Protest Supports Essential Workers

    May 2, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – An autonomous demonstration on International Workers’ Day broke off from a large ‘Cancel Rent’ caravan to show support for essential workers. Dozens of cars and bicycles drove through downtown Minneapolis in a show of solidarity for striking workers across the world that…...
  • Who’s Calling to ‘Liberate Minnesota’, and Why?

    April 21, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – In opposition to the state of Minnesota’s Stay At Home order, over five hundred people protested in front of the Governor’s Residence on Friday, April 17. The protest, called ‘Liberate Minnesota‘, was one in a slew of recent right-wing protests across…...
  • Living with COVID–19

    April 17, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – The scarcity of coronavirus testing in the United States is significantly impacting the country’s ability to combat the spread of COVID–19. Working- and lower-class people can’t get tested unless they are critically ill. Even frontline health care workers experiencing symptoms are…...
  • Calls for Rent and Mortgage Freeze Outside MN Legislature

    April 14, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – Dozens of activists held a car demonstration outside of the Minnesota Legislative building as the House went into session on April 14. The protest was pushing for mortgage and rent payment cancellation, keeping public housing public, housing for the unhoused, and…...
  • ‘Never Again’ Demo Demands Release of Detainees Amidst COVID–19 Pandemic

    March 30, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – As the coronavirus continues to spread, activists in Minnesota are speaking out for the safety of those behind bars. On Friday, March 27, hours before a Stay at Home order was to go into effect, over 100 protesters held a socially…...
  • St. Paul Teachers Union Strikes, Demanding Increased Mental Health Support for Students

    March 11, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – If a school district isn’t actively addressing the significant barriers preventing students’ education, is it reasonable to expect teachers to be successful at their jobs? Providing resources to minimize barriers against youth learners is the focus of the 2020 labor strike…...
  • “A Travesty And Insult”: Minnesota Government’s Recommendations Condemned By Community

    March 10, 2020
    St. Paul, MN – “Politicians are afraid of the police line.” This remark from a member of the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J) was inspired by the state’s recommendations for how to begin addressing the phenomenon of police killings. The community-based group…...
  • Amtrak Officer Acquitted After Killing Unarmed Minnesota Man in Chicago

    February 28, 2020
    Chicago, IL – On Friday, a Cook County judge acquitted the officer that killed a 25-year-old Minnesota father of three in 2017 as he ran from an attempted search at Chicago’s Union Station. Two years after Amtrak officer LaRoyce Tankson shot and killed Chad Robertson,…...