General Announcements

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.

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

The Unitarian Universalists Association General Assembly is meeting in Minneapolis from June 23-27. Amongst other things, they will be voting on a Statement of Conscience for Creating Peace. KFAI’s Connor Molloy spoke to one of the Statement’s authors.

06-21-10

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