When Sen. Amy Klobuchar met with members of the Minnesota Burmese community this week, it’s doubtful this idea came up.
In Canada human rights groups are calling on women to take part in a unique protest against Burma’s military junta.
The Quebec Women’s Federation and the activist group Rights and Democracy are coordinating the Canadian edition of “Panties for Peace!” — an international campaign to pressure the Burmese government towards democratic reforms.
(H/T: Tim Nelson)
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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