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Breaking New-Protesters in Minnesota Take Over Offices of Senator Klobuchar

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After a successful rally and press conference denouncing Israel's attacks on the people of Gaza, protesters demanded to meet with Sen. Klobuchar and called for an end to U.S. military aid to Israel. Over 40 protesters are now occupying a conference room in her office, and after an hour, she has agreed to meet with them.

Protesters ask supporters to join them: Either come to Sen. Klobuchar's office, or call, right away, to lend your voice to the millions across the world demanding justice for Gaza. Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in the last few days, by missiles launched from Apache helicopters and F-16 planes. This weaponry comes from the United States, which sends millions of dollars in aid to Israel every year.

Sen. Klobuchar's office is located at 1200 Washington Ave S, Ste 250, in Minneapolis. Phone number is 612-727-5220. She can be emailed via a webform at click here

Included was a series of demands from the protesters for Senator Amy Klobuchar:

1. Immediately and publicly condemn the actions of Israel.

2. Intruduce a Resolution calling For immediate Stop of All Funding Of Israel.

3. Demand immediate Cessation of Bombings and Blockade of Gaza.

4. Publicaly condemn Israel for their gunnboat shooting machine guns and then ramming the ship Dignity carrying humanitarian medical supplies and former Congresswoman and presidential candidate, Cynthia McKinney. (I covered this during the Press Conference)

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Of course, when Senator Klobuchar was confronted with her voting record of complicity and continued aid of Israel, she probably felt a little uncomfortable.

Power is like that when it is confronted with it's complicity.

It must also be noted that the tone of the activists on Obama and Klobuchar was "we do not want to HEAR about Change We Can Believe In. We want to SEE Change."

In other words, these brave activists called Obama, Senator Klobuchar and the Democratic Party establishment on their actions, not their words and rhetoric.

No apologies accepted.

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Michael Cavlan , RN, was an Official Green Party Observer for the 2004 Ohio Re-Count. He was the Green Party Candidate for US Senate 2006. A long time dissident peace, justice and media activist, he is committed to creating a truly open and (more...)
 

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