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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 [...]

Peace on Earth… 2040

Peace on Earth… 2040

Raise Your Voice By PETER MOLENAAR Commendable activists from this community recently invested hours of engagement with our city’s planning process. The “2040 Plan” attempts to envision beyond the immediate future, and certainly reflects more than just the question of neighborhood housing density. Importantly, as well, 2040 intends to [...]

Spirit of Phillips – November 2018

Spirit of Phillips – November 2018

Raise Your Voice – Melting pot of time

Raise Your Voice – Melting pot of time

By PETER MOLENAAR For almost two decades, “Raise Your Voice” has paid tribute to the melting pot of peoples which has formed the Phillips Community. Presently, the members of the Franklin Avenue tent encampment would appreciate your prayers. We are witness to an oppressed population which has bonded together in order to cling to life. A [...]

Peace If Possible – Justice at any Rate!

Peace If Possible – Justice at any Rate!

The Fate of The Alley

The Fate of The Alley

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