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Letter to the community: Why is YWCA unwilling to have open and fair conversation?

By Doris Overby Midtown COmmittee for due process We have been deeply concerned that the Minneapolis YWCA management and Board chose not to involve the general membership in decision making regarding the new costly pay to park system. We believe that it is now necessary to send this letter to each member of the YWCA Minneapolis Board of [...]

Cartoon: Dave Dumpster

Cartoon: Dave Dumpster

The Rand Report: Sex workers on Lake St. #2

The Rand Report: Sex workers on Lake St. #2

By Rand Retterath Rand Retterrath Part 2 of a series. After the one man research project attempting to fully comprehend all the mitigating factors affecting the sex tourism market on Lake St. and on Bloomington Ave. among others, I was left with the following considerations: Gender-based approach doesn’t work! Community approach [...]

Raise Your Voice: A worker’s proud moment

Raise Your Voice: A worker’s proud moment

By PETER MOLENAAR Peter Molenaar Circulating within the ranks of organized labor is a sign-on statement with the caption: “Union Members Stand United with Rep. Ilhan Omar.” It reads: “Rep. Ilhan Omar is a fighter for working people who upholds her time as a union member with pride and continues to stand with unions, with working [...]

Frank Reflections – Rental housing supply and demand: gratitude or greed?

by Frank Erickson More than 42,000 renter households in Minneapolis, even though employed full-time, pay more for housing than they can afford. Without these 42,000 rental households, there wouldn’t be the high demand for rental housing; there would be supply glut. Are there 42,000 potential renters on waiting lists who can afford the [...]

Cartoon March 2019

Cartoon March 2019

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

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