Tag Archives: Minnesota politics

Michael Cavlan, candidate and IPR commenter, gets third party opinion piece published

Published at Southside Pride:

Time for an alternative to business as usual?
by Michael Cavlan

The swing to the far right initiated and pushed by the extreme Republicans and quickly followed by the Democrats is the political reality we face today. For anyone willing to be honest it is the chase for corporate dollars to fund campaigns that drives this rightward trend.… Read more ...

Former Governor Jesse Ventura sues the TSA over airport patdown

(excerpt from) UPI
Ventura sues TSA over airport patdown

Published: Jan. 25, 2011 at 1:18 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Transportation Security Administration for allegedly violating his privacy rights during an airport patdown…

The suit names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the Transportation Security Administration and TSA Administrator John Pistole, the newspaper said.

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New Year’s reflection from an electoral activist

Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their New Year!

Tom Cleland is a third party activist and blogger from Minnesota. He was a volunteer for Green Party candidate Farheen Hakeem for Governor.

Tom posted at his blog:

Main Lesson of 2010

We forced the recount! The main lesson of 2010 is that if Democrats ignore Green Party issues, they risk losing elections.

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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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