Come Saturday Morning: #pointergate, or KSTP Strikes Again!

By: Saturday November 8, 2014 6:59 am

Will Pointergate finally bring KSTP to heel? Probably not — if having to shell out a cool million to Susan Anderson didn’t make KSTP straighten up and fly right, nothing can — but it will ensure that the call letters “KSTP” live in infamy for some time to come.

 

Late Night: Urban Kayaking – Minnehaha Falls

By: Sunday June 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Some guy from Tennessee who likes to kayak recently thought it might be fun to kayak down Minnehaha Falls.

Undercover FBI Agent Tried to Get Activists to Send Money to PFLP, a US-Designated Terrorist Organization

By: Friday February 28, 2014 5:38 pm

Alleged evidence the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used to obtain search warrants for raids on the homes of antiwar and international solidarity activists in the midwestern United States were unsealed. The files reveal a persistent effort by an undercover FBI agent to get activists to send money to the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) so the government could charge them with material support for terrorism offenses.

Late Night: Lucky Girl

By: Sunday September 1, 2013 8:00 pm

Têtes Noires was the first female rock band from Minneapolis (not to be confused with Vixen, which got its start in Saint Paul a year or so earlier and then moved out to LA), and if you grew up in Minneapolis in the early to middle ’80s, chances are you may have heard this song, “Lucky Girl”, by this band.

Come Saturday Morning: The Corporate Blue-Greenwashing of Mark Andrew

By: Saturday August 31, 2013 6:45 am

There are currently around three dozen candidates in the running to replace outgoing Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak. Many are serious, many are jokes, and at least one, the alleged “Greenest City” guy Mark Andrew, is running under a false flag or two.

Shhh! Don’t Talk About the Tar Sands Protesters!

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 6:03 am

Google “minneapolis tar sands obama” or “minneapolis keystone xl obama” and see how many articles you find by the StarTribune, the Pioneer Press, WCCO, KSTP, TPT2, KARE, or FOX9 on a tar sands protest when Obama goes to Minneapolis.

Lemme guess — you didn’t find anything, right?

Obama DOJ’s War on Free Speech and Activism

By: Tuesday July 5, 2011 8:11 am

A few days ago, rallies were held in cities all over the United States in support of veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes, who had his home raided by the FBI on May 17. The rallies coincided with Montes’ arraignment hearing for felony charges, which were filed against him by the LA County Sheriffs and FBI after the raid. Like twenty-three other activists subpoenaed thus far, Montes has a link to the organizing of marches at the 2008 Republican National Convention.

The Party Line – June 17, 2011
Noble Savages

By: Friday June 17, 2011 9:30 am

This week, I am at Netroots Nation #6 in Minneapolis, and I had planned to bring you a video all about one of the themes I saw running through the first day of panels, speeches and briefings. . . I had planned to bring you video, but I am only here through Sunday and that is probably not enough time to upload my usual eight-or-so minutes because the speed of the internet connection here is pre-millennial. . . again.

Netroots Nation: Jane Hamsher and Lt. Dan Choi on LGBT Activism in the Obama Era

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 12:57 pm

FDL founder Jane Hamsher is at Netroots Nation in Minneapolis today and will be joining a panel with “Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell” activist Lt. Dan Choi and others titled, “What to Do When the President is Just Not That Into You.”

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