Inside the Daily Planet, 8/3/08

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Green jobs rally draws hundreds by Matt Roznowski, TC Daily Planet
The storm clouds looming over Saint Paul College July 27 did not deter nearly 400 union members, environmentalists, social justice advocates, and community members from rallying in support of green jobs..

Ellison hammers former FEC commissioner on voter suppression by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Independent
On July 24, Rep. Keith Ellison went after Spakovsky in hearings before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties regarding the 2004 elections.

Readers, Writers, and Books
Book Note: The Long Journey Home by Melissa Slachetka, TC Daily Planet
The Long Journey Home by Minnesota writer Laurel Means brings out the pioneer spirit in all of us. Set in the post-civil war Americas, this is a book about endurance and hardships, love and loss, settling and moving through the difficulties of life.

Book note: Harry Boyte’s Citizen Solution, democracy at its driest by Dwight Hobbes, TC Daily Planet

BLOG What’s the best way to respond to the RNC? How about by running away? by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero
Feeling as though the upcoming Republican National Convention is less like an opportunity to show off the Twin Cities’ charms and more like an invasion by an enemy host?

FRINGE BLOGS
BLOG Maggie’s Magical Cat and Other Catastrophes by Wendy Gennaula, Good to Momma
BLOG Silent Poetry – A Tribute to Marcel Marceau by Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, Womb With a View
BLOG An Inconvenient Squirrel by Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, Womb With a View
BLOG I’ll Marry You for Health Insurance and other shocking revelations by Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, Womb With a View
BLOG Happy first day of Fringe! by Kate Hoff, Full Frontal Fringe
BLOG Review – The Attack of the Big Angry Booty – Traveling Kurkendaal Productions – 4-1/2 stars by Matthew A. Everett, Single White Fringe Geek
BLOG Review – Dandelion – Onomatopoeia Productions – 3 stars by Matthew A. Everett, Single White Fringe Geek
BLOG Fringe Day 3 – What’s Mom Seeing Today? by Matthew A. Everett, Single White Fringe Geek