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Raise Your Voice – Sisters in Spirit

Raise Your Voice – Sisters in Spirit

By PETER MOLENAAR Last month, on delivery of the usual 40 Alley papers to the Minneapolis American Indian Center, the young woman at the desk gave access to the Two Rivers Gallery where a marvelous birch bark canoe is on display. With a twinkle, I inquired: “Who built the first canoe?” As it happened, thousands of years ago…. It [...]

Something I Said

Something I Said

By DWIGHT HOBBES What’s the big deal? Why did we need a whole month for the history of black folk? After all, nobody else gets one. Well, for openers, calm down and console yourself that at least it was the shortest month of the year. Then, consider. Were American History college and grade school classes honest about chronicling what white [...]

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment Sellout 152 Years Ago

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment Sellout 152 Years Ago

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment

Spirit of Phillips – Impeachment

Raise Your Voice – More War Won’t Work

Raise Your Voice – More War Won’t Work

Peter Molenaar By PETER MOLENAAR Not long ago, I woke to the news of assassination… head swimming with visions of missile launches to and fro, skyrocketing oil prices, etc., etc. A quick study of relevant history commenced, before and after a trip to 4200 Cedar Avenue, where a consultation with WAMM (Women Against Military Madness) took [...]

20/20 Vision

20/20 Vision

Raise Your Voice – Glow lights against hypocrisy

Raise Your Voice – Glow lights against hypocrisy

By PETER MOLENAAR In the small town Christmas season of my boyish years, atop the towering silos of the malting plant, the lights were strewn to form a teepee. At home, my Christian mother decorated a real tree. The living room reverberated all the inspired carols. However, it was the Nutcracker Suite which moved me to lead the siblings in a [...]

Raise Your Voice Indigenous Day Dialectics (Negation of the Negation)

Raise Your Voice Indigenous Day Dialectics (Negation of the Negation)

By PETER MOLENAAR From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States: “Columbus tried again for gold, but this time he and his men didn’t go looking for it. They ordered all Taíno* people 14 and older to deliver a certain amount of gold dust every three months. If they didn’t, their hands would be cut off…. In 1500, [...]

Cartoon November 2019

Cartoon November 2019

Cartoon October 2019

Cartoon October 2019

cartoon DavesDumpster 10-2019

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