Today in the Daily Planet, 11/6/07



“Jena 6 case sparks student organizing in Twin Cities”:
by Katrina Plotz, Special to the TC Daily Planet
When tens of thousands marched for racial justice in Jena, Louisiana on September 20, Reverend Al Sharpton called it “the beginning of a new civil rights movement.” On November 2, more than fifty Twin Cities residents gathered in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Minneapolis to call for an end to racism in the nation’s legal system and other institutions.

“Darfur: the war that won’t go away”:
by Issa A. Mansaray, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Minnesota’s political leaders are taking steps to curb the genocide — but is it enough?

“Tapping the spirit of the civil rights movement”:
by Judy Woodward, Park Bugle
When Harry Boyte was 19, he single-handedly faced down the Ku Klux Klan. It must have been a confidence-building moment because, four decades later, he’s now ready to change the way we run the country.


by Jeremy Iggers, Breaking Bread/The Rake
One of the great things about having a blog is that I get to post as much as I want about my own peculiar gastronomic obsessions. Of course, I don’t think there is anything peculiar about my love of little Chinese hole-in-the-wall noodle joints, or the fact that this is my third post on the topic in the last week, (after Relax and Keefer Court) but some of you might.

“Hip on hemp”:
by Mary Sasa, Minnesota Women’s Press
Kristin Davis is the ‘hemp queen’ using hemp and recycled fabric in her clothing business

“The lives of local Dalmatians and their people”:
by Gail Olson, The Northeaster
‘Where’s the other 99?’ ‘Do they make good coats?’ Dog owner Colleen Christianson, member of the Greater Twin Cities Dalmatian Club, said she wishes she had a quarter for every time she’s heard those questions.


“A bridge too far”:
by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020
I don’t normally fear for my life. Minnesota bridges have changed my mind.

“Is the U.S. already at war with Iran?”:
by Eric Black, Minnesota Monitor
Reese Erlich says yes, by proxy at least.


“The question of class”:
by Paul C. Gorski, Teaching Tolerance