Tag Archives: Minneapolis

Minneapolis Green City Councilor Cam Gordon working to lessen impact of police racial profiling

As reported by the Daily Minnesotan, Cam Gordon, the Green City Councilor representing District 2 in Minneapolis, has introduced a bill to repeal “lurking” and “spitting” as arrestable crimes.  Gordon is also working to obtain data from the city’s police force on the racial dynamics of policing in Minneapolis.

The Ward 2 Councilman wants to stop arrests for lower-level offenses like lurking or spitting.

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Green Minneapolis City Councilor Cam Gordon to face off against fellow incumbent in next election due to redistricting

From the Minnesota Daily:

A redistricting map recently submitted to the Minneapolis Charter Commission is drawing concern from members of the Minnesota Green Party.

The Citizens Committee for Fair Redistricting, a group which represents immigrants from Somalia and East Africa, drew the map which would move Minneapolis city Councilman Cam Gordon — the only Green Party member on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor-dominated 13-member City Council — into ward 9 forcing him to face-off against fellow Councilman Gary Schiff in the 2013 elections…

Dave Bicking, a spokesman for the Green Party said he doesn’t question the committee’s motive for drawing the map but is concerned that the DFL is supporting the map in an attempt to remove Gordon, who represents the University of Minnesota area, from the Council…

Besides the Charter Commission, the map was also sent to several DFL members including DFL chairman Ken Martin.

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Update on Cheri Honkala’s Green campaign for Sheriff of Philadelphia

The Green Party of Philadelphia’s candidate for Sheriff, long-time activist Cheri Honkala, recently opened an official campaign office.  Other news from the campaign is also below the fold, including a protest against the current Sheriff of Philadelphia resuming sheriff’s sales.

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Green Party of Minnesota Supports Peace Activists Raided by FBI

Thanks to Tom Stream for the tip.

from the Green Party of Minnesota website:

Green Party of Minnesota Supports Peace Activists Raided by FBI

News that five homes of well-known peace activists in Minneapolis had been raided and searched by FBI agents yesterday morning brought expressions of outrage from members of the Green Party´s state coordinating committee.

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Kitten for Sheriff Campaign Announces Operation Litter Sweep

Via facebook:

Kitten urges rogue sheriffs, crooked cops, bank CEOs, war criminals, politicians and other illegitimate rulers to turn themselves in immediately!

MINNEAPOLIS– The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has announced plans to conduct a “sweep” of low-level fugitives this month, clearing warrants in a fashion similar to last December’s “Operation Year End Clearance.” In response, Kitten, a candidate for Hennepin County Sheriff, has announced “Operation Litter Sweep,” charging that Sheriff Rich Stanek is displaying gross negligence by only focusing on low-level crime.… Read more ...

Green Change: “8 Young Greens to Watch”

GreenChange.org has put out a piece on “8 Young Greens to Watch”, featuring 8 young Green candidates that Green Change considers deserving of national attention:

Introducing 8 Young Greens to Watch: 8 young candidates who are running hard to bring our values into the halls of power. With your help, 2010 can be a breakthrough year for the Green movement from Maine to California.

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Papa John Kolstad, IRV and Pizza

While the mainstream news reports on Papa John’s pizza, and its founder’s retrieved Camaro, the political world has been percolating the story about a unique, independent candidate running for Mayor of Minneapolis, who happens to be called “Papa John.” Papa John Kolstad received his nickname as a blues singer. He will be running on the ballot name “Independent Civic Leader”.… Read more ...

Minneapolis: Intrigue with major party/third party elected officials

The city of Minneapolis will have elections for Mayor in November 2009. One of the candidates will be RT Ryback, the incumbent Mayor, who is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and an officer in the National Conference of Democratic Mayors. In the last election cycle, Mayor Ryback’s campaign published a piece of literature stating that the Green Party City Council member had endorsed Ryback for that election.… Read more ...

3rd Party activists meet in Minneapolis

Report sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Michael Calvan RN. No changes have been made to the text.

Last week there was a meeting of Third Party activists in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and strategize on building an effective electoral resistance to the current pro-war, corporate corrupted two party system.

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A conclusion draws near in the Minnesota Senate race

In the highly contested recount between incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman and challenger Democratic Farmer Laborer Al Franken, only a few hundred votes are putting Franken in the lead.  After more absentee ballots were counted today by the Minnesota Canvassing Board, Franken’s lead increased.  Of the ballots counted, 52% went for Franken, 33% for Coleman, and the rest didn’t have someone listed or voted for “other.”  That “other” category is mostly Dean Barkley, the Minnesota Independence Party candidate for US Senate this November. … Read more ...

Trouble in paradise: is instant runoff voting unconstitutional in Minnesota?

Critics of instant runoff voting (IRV) are gaining steam in Minneapolis, which instituted the alternative form of voting a few years ago. They are challenging the constitutionality of the Minneapolis voting system, and they are claiming that it leads to confusion and the kind of voting troubles that have complicated the Minnesota Senate race.… Read more ...