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The Faculty Support Committee at the University of Minnesota held a press conference to announce faculty and student support of University employees who are on strike, and to discuss the impact that t

Story by Susan Gray

Police estimate that over five thousand people, many of them wearing hooded sweat shirts, rallied yesterday evening at the University of Minnesota in reaction to the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.
The rally was part of a national campaign launched on social media called “A Million Hoodies for Trayvon Martin.”
Martin was shot Feb.

Students in a University of Minnesota class took action when events in Sudan hit close to home. Just over a year ago, U of M graduate Kou Solomon’s nieces, Yar and Ajak, were abducted from their family in South Sudan. Solomon’s classmates in a human rights class created the Save Yar campaign to recover the girls and end the problem of child abduction in South Sudan.

University of Minnesota students, faculty, and union members gathered at the Northrop Mall on the University’s East Bank campus, September 17, to kick off a hunger strike in support of U of M AFSCME w

Several letters have been sent to University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks concerning settlement with AFSCME union strikers.

Health care is a hot topic these days at the capitol.

The Universal Healthcare Action Network recently demonstrated against this year’s annual shareholder meeting for the United Health Group.

Activist David Wildman recently returned from the UN Conference on Racism, in which the United States refused to participate. 23 delegations from European countries walked out of the room during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech, but returned for the remainder of the conference.

Wildman was in the Twin Cities last weekend to speak on the situation in the middle east.

It is hard to find an industry that is not affected by the slowing economy; though many are overlooked.

Eastside Food Co-op, Consolidated Container Company, and the City of Minneapolis announced their recent partnership in piloting a community-wide plastics recycling program.