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Dave’s Dumpster September 2010

Dave’s Dumpster September 2010

Corrected past to remain “just” a story, replaced by “ trying to live a just life.”

by Frederick Fisher Dear Editor in Charge: Months ago I read an article in your paper from an ex-offender, who was maintaining his “Survival” in this world. Upon reading these, I was inspired to Continue my Journey in this world. Upon my walk I have been forced to deal with harassment from cops, since they’ve discovered my status as [...]

Pull Together

By Peter Molenaar Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that we “ordinary” folks can advance socially even by small increments. But when the foundations of this colossal power are examined, definite weaknesses are revealed. First, the system of [...]

i think i can i think i can-“Thinking I can,” just ain’t enough

Commentary By Harvey Winje For decades neighbors here have said, I think I can. I THINK I CAN! That “Little Engine That Could” chant became “We think we can. WE THINK WE CAN!” Thinking alone wasn’t enough so they added hard work—phone calls, meetings, leaflets, lobbying, money raising, and much more. Finally, they were often able to [...]

Dave’s Dumpster August 2010

Dave’s Dumpster August 2010

The Great Extinction

by Peter Molenaar July 17, 2010, a storm is brewing… In the past 540 million years there have been five major events during which over 50% of animal species died. The most recent occurred 65 million years ago with the extinction of nearly all dinosaurs. What an incredible bonanza this was for the tiny ancestral shrew-like mamaliform whose [...]

Open Letter to the Community Historic Community Protection Legislation is studied locally by North Mpls. and nationally by CA–Re-Elect Responsible Lawmakers

With regard to a post on Mpls.e-democracy forum suggesting we sweep all the incumbents from the legislature, I just received a note from a friend in north Mpls. telling me to hang on to Rep. Karen Clark and Sen. Berglin. My friend’s neighborhood is facing exposure to becoming host to a hazardous waste site and is aware of what Rep. Clark, Sen. [...]

Elders met where Rivers meet Genesis and Genocide are Whitewashed

Have you ever wondered why Hiawatha and Minnehaha Avenues run counter to the north/south grid system of most streets? It’s because those roadways were originally entrenched trails between major water sources--the falls of rivers and creeks--- made by the indigenous people and animals long before the imposition of a European geometric grid [...]

“Liberty and justice for all” demands history of all

By Jim Graham Yes, we SHOULD look in depth at the history of Ft. Snelling. And then pray no one ever comes to “Re-Develop” us, our culture, and our children. Another advocate of unrevised history recently said, “What I learned from that experience with the state-hired historians, is that their information is hugely biased and not to be [...]

Bow to Rwanda

by Peter Molenaar At the corner of 31st Street and 16th Avenue exists a modest reddish brown brick structure –- home to United Methodist Walker Community Church. For decades, the Peace and Justice Community has used this facility for planning meetings and public forums. It is a proud church. About early April of this year, the pews were [...]

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