As the 'Great Recession' deepens in Minnesota, the bankers' friends in our growing security state keep intensifying their reach and ambition. Public media outlets reflecting on the paranoid decade since 9/11 have distributed several narratives showing the system's strange operations: "Better This World," a documentary covering the 'Texas Two' 2008 Republican National Convention aired on tpt Tuesday night (TCIMC is hosting a screening on Sept. 14th as well - optional RSVP for The Nicollet). The Mall of America's "counter-terrorism" fusion center reports (collected by CIR) triggering FBI investigations also got coverage on MPR, Salon, and PBS NewsHour Wednesday.
TC Indymedia has closely covered the railroading of the Texas Two, as well as the Mall of America's special Suspicious Activity Report program linked to the MnJAC fusion center. (also the Minnesota Independent has followed MOA's program) One MnJAC report related to MOA & the Republican National Convention listed 11 suspected... 'suspicious' people.
Local activist projects & events are buzzing like cicadas into the fall: One major observation from the summer government shutdown was the difficulty with childcare. Now activists are responding with more education and organizing. Minneapolis Childcare Collective can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A Radfam discussion about family planning and reproductive justice is happening Sept 16 at the Minnehaha Free Space (Radfam info) , while an EXCO-TC class on radical parenting is scheduled for Sept 21st.
Second Annual TC Anarchist Book Fair is around the corner! From Sept 16th to 18th at Powderhorn Park. For more info: TCAnarchist.org.
Stronger United Conference vs police brutality: Communities United Against Police Brutality is hosting a conference with quite a few workshops during Sept 23-25th. Volunteers can attend for free! Police brutality continues with more needless deaths and state violence in the drug war as a trooper kills Minnesota woman fleeing drug bust. Debra Doree, 48, was shot by a State Patrol officer on I-94, and Drug War Chronicle believes Debra was the 34th person killed in police drug operations this year.
Free CeCe: The community is organizing to support Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a young, black trans woman attacked on June 5th, arrested and held after one of her attackers was stabbed and died. At the Hennepin Co. Govt Center there will be a rally Sept. 12th at 12:30pm & her next hearing is at 1:30. More info at Support CeCe.
A year since FBI raids: The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is organizing a series of events this month - with an anniversary event on Sept. 24th. They are sending out mailings on Sept. 10th and Carlos Montes events on Sept 23rd & 28th.
Leslie Parks wins fight to keep her home! After a long and bitter conflict with the parasitic banking industry, Leslie Parks finally got a decent mortgage on her home. A concerted community effort including Committee for a People's Bailout was able to help Parks simply hang onto her own home. Two years ago TCIMC produced a video featuring Parks' work to keep her home. [Corporate news video]
Last SHAC7 prisoner released: Welcomed back to freedom by his Twin Cities friends in early August, Kevin Kjonaas served four years and nine months of a six-year sentence, director of the Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. According to Voices of the Voiceless, Kjonaas can be reached at 2825 E. Lake St, Mpls.
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