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Raise Your Voice – Bullies Among Us

Raise Your Voice – Bullies Among Us

By PETER MOLENAAR Let the neighborhood know that the Franklin Street Bakery has been under investigation for reportedly violating workplace rights. The National Labor Relations Board has found merit to some 50 violations of Federal law, such as confiscation of pro-union literature and prohibiting workers from speaking about the Union (Bakers… [...]

United Fruit Basket Upset of America

United Fruit Basket Upset of America

Letter to the Editor Progress and Vigilance

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Alley Newspaper asked Lindsey Fenner, East Phillips resident, HN County Library worker and AFSME Local 2822 for any updates within the library system since she wrote an article in the FEBRUARY 2018 issue of The Alley. Here is what Linsey offered.] LINDSEY FENNER There are plans developing for overdose training (not Narcan [...]

Raise Your Voice

By PETER MOLENAAR CITYPAGES, 2018 People issue: Kate and Carly have renamed Lake Calhoun. We will no longer honor a defender of human bondage. Say over and over: Bde Maka Ska, be-DAY mah-KAH-skah, be-DAY mah-KAH-skah. We might now begin to comprehend the Dakota spirit, once reflected in the Milky Way of the night sky. (more…)



Traitors Among Us

By Peter Molenaar Has everyone heard about the new tax code and its predicted effect upon our national debt? Naturally, the discussion has turned now to cutting Social Security, Medicare, and much more. Yes, money has always corrupted our democracy, but the open talk about having to satisfy “the donors” is new. Effortlessly, Wall Street [...]

Messiah Before Profit

By Peter Molenaar Faithful readers of the Alley will recall two pages from last month’s issue, devoted to the conversation surrounding the fate of Messiah Lutheran Church. As things stand, Messiah will be marketed, starting at the rumored price of $800,000. Any takers other than the adjacent corporate interest which intends to demolish [...]

Superbowl Quarantine

Superbowl Quarantine

FRANK REFLECTIONS: Whose land is “Our” land?

BY FRANK ERICKSON Homelessness within the Native American Community is much higher than the white community. What white Europeans have done to Native Americans is beyond words. The most important issue our society will deal with in the next 100 years is–who has the right to own things around here. My ancestors come here, unjustly take the [...]

Vietnam and Naked Truth

By Peter Molenaar A good part of our neighborhood gave its attention to THE VIETNAM WAR on public television. For my generation, the series was an edifying reminder of that war’s impact upon our inner-being. Kent State Massacre, May 4, 1970… Nixon’s people informed the grief stricken parents: You should be happy your son was killed, he [...]

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