Today in the Daily Planet, 9/8/07



“Five arrested as supporters of striking workers occupy U of M Board of Regents meeting”:
by Dan Gordon, Special to the TC Daily Planet
Members of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents made a hasty exit out the rear door this morning as more than 100 protesters stormed their monthly meeting at the University’s McNamara Alumni Center. [See additional articles Inside the Daily Planet.

“Scholars urge Islam teachers to emulate Prophet”:
by Swallehe Msuya, Mshale
Teachers of Islam should refrain from actions that go against the teachings of Prophet Muhammad in order to keep the faith of their flock strong, Islamic scholars said at a Minnesota conference held during the Labor Day weekend.

“Workers sue government over tactics used during raid”:
by Abdi Aynte, Minnesota Monitor
The federal agents who raided a meatpacking plant last December in Worthington allegedly shouted racial slurs at Hispanic workers and ordered women to disrobe, all while non-Hispanic workers moved around the facility unchecked, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of 10 Hispanic workers against the federal government.


“Students interrupt Regents’ meeting at University”:
by Deborah Rosenstein, Workday Minnesota
More than 150 University of Minnesota undergraduate and graduate student supporters of the striking AFSCME workers gathered in front of the McNamara Alumni Center for a rally at 9 AM Friday morning.

“Protesters storm Regents meeting”:
By Daily Staff, MN Daily
More than 100 protesters stormed and stopped the meeting

“Born to be a mom”:
by Delma J. Francis, Minnesota Women’s Press
Helen Rider is mom to 58 kids


“Road to Ruin”:
by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020
Driving west, I have seen the conservative policy future of Minnesota. It’s not an encouraging sight.


“Chicago Latin@s building communities of resistance”:
by Louis Mendoza, A journey across our America