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The Anti-War Committee is organizing a national day of action, October 13th, in support of RNC arrestees. They are encouraging calls to St Paul officials to demand that all charges are dropped. Eight St Paul activists now face the ambiguous felony charge of “conspiracy to riot.” Those being prosecuted include independent media and Minneapolis/St Paul Food Not Bombs volunteers. is coordinating an action called Cooks Not Terrorists on October 26th, the anniversary of the PATRIOT Act to protest raids, infiltration and harassment of the Food Not Bombs movement in Minneapolis/St Paul and beyond.

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Friends and loved ones of will be gathering October 9th in memory of local activist and organizer Kirsten Brydum. The format will be very informal and people will be cooking a little extra at Thursday Food Not Bombs to bring to the memorial. Everyone is welcome to come out and help!

Kirsten Brydum’s Memorial

October 9, Thursday

Art SF – 110 capp st. @ 16th st.,

7-on: sharing space, adding to the altars

8p – on: sharing stories, memories, thoughts, music

in typical Kirsten fashion:

everyone is welcome and appreciated

bring whatever gifts you want to contribute

everything will be done giftluck / potluck style

feel free to bring:

-items to add to the altars

-stories to tell about Kirsten

-instruments to add music to the mix

-food and/or drinks to share with others

-a bowl, cup, and utensils to partake of other’s gifts

-pictures of Kirsten (a projector is likely available too)

-anything else that feels important to share in this time

if out of town feel free to send anything that you want shared to

firebrandart [at]


Note: Servings may cancel in the event of rain

WED: 16th & Mission – 6:30 PM.

FRI: 65 9th St. – 6:45 PM.

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