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Paul Wellstone candlight memorial

From the open publishing newswire: There will be a memorial/candlelight vigil for Senator Paul Wellstone tomorrow night, Monday, October 28 at 7:00 PM. Come to Shemanski Park (SW Park and Salmon) to pay tribute to Senator Wellstone. Please bring a candle (or two) if you can. [ Newswire post ]

From a previous story about Wellstone: Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota was reported dead in a plane crash on Friday morning. He was a member of the state's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and was described on the Twin Cities IMC site as "one of the very few Representatives who had the courage and conviction to speak for those that are so often ignored". Wellstone was among the 23 Senators who voted against a bill granting war powers to Bush. From a progressive point of view, Wellstone's record was not spotless -- he voted in favor of bombing Iraq in 1998, the anti-gay "Defense of Marriage Act", and the xenophobic Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001 -- but he was generally seen as one of the least of evils on Capitol Hill. From a radical point of view, he fell quite short of any respectable ideal, and showed the pointlessness of electoral politics. [ Read More... ]

[ more on Wellstone: Twin Cities IMC ]