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Raise Your Voice: Blessed community

Raise Your Voice: Blessed community

Peter Molenaar By PETER MOLENAAR Feb. 11, 2019… I would brave the slippery streets, with the ongoing sixth mass species extinction in mind, in order to participate in the public visioning phase of the HOTB Mayday Parade. This was to be the last opportunity to make a modest appearance. The chairs of the Avalon meeting room were well [...]

Letter to the Editor: Stop demonizing Ilhan and let it be a lesson learned

by Dean Zimmerman South Africa had a policy of Apartheid. Lots of people boycotted, marched and protested what was going on in South Africa. South African Officials were chosen in a democracy – well, a democracy for whites, not Colored, Blacks or Indians. Nobody ever said you are anti-South African for protesting this.  Mississippi had a [...]

Letter to the Editor: Frank reflections

by Frank Erickson The Letter to the Editor, “Omissions and distortions abound in libraries, too,” by Berman Sanford in The Alley Newspaper February 2019 is an admirable undertaking; to have things listed at libraries under a heading that truly represents what they were. Berman, who is a member of the American Library Association, uses the [...]

Cartoon February 2019

Cartoon February 2019

The Rand Report: Who is really listening?

The Rand Report: Who is really listening?

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath I know, let’s put in a bike lane!  AFTER we approve the construction of five new parking ramps to join the existing five -- and all within a mile of each other! Makes sense to me! Oh, wait, we already did that!  Silly me! And still we have cars parking all over residential streets! RAMP [...]

Omissions and distortions abound in libraries, too

To the Editor: by SANFORD BERMAN Much recent reporting and editorializing has concerned the removal of racist public monuments, changing objectionable names (like Lake Calhoun and Lindbergh Terminal in the Twin Cities), and the enshrinement of colonialism in galleries and museums.  Never mentioned is the alarming and pervasive fact that [...]

Raise Your Voice: Contradictions within the popular front

Raise Your Voice: Contradictions within the popular front

By PETER MOLENAAR Peter Molenaar Readers will recall that, owing to internal contradictions, everything exists in motion, both coming and going; changing under the influence of external factors. Our “popular front” form of resistance is no exception to the rule. Yes, indeed: “the lesser of two evils sometimes rises to the level of a [...]

Cartoon December 2018-January 2019

Cartoon December 2018-January 2019

Cartoon December 2018

News in Yemen vastly underreported

By HOWARD McQUITTER II Recently, the New York Times in its Sunday Review section reported the Saudi war in Yemen in the last three years has caused 85,000 children to die from the bombardment or from starvation.  What’s more, the article goes further by saying Americans’ tax dollars are helping not only to fund the war, but is helping [...]

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