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‘Commentary’ Archives

The Resistance Has Begun

By Peter Molenaar It is now farewell to President Obama. Naturally, as a leader of the capitalist world, he was bound to disappoint us to some degree. However, from day one, the panderers of racism were determined to sabotage his presidency. One can only begin to fathom the fortitude of the man. No, there will be no redemption for a president [...]

Commentary Put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Mend those fences make repairs. There is still time for:

BY HARVEY WINJE Mpls. Public Schools to recognize a genuine opportunity for Community Education. Corcoran Neighborhood Organization to recognize grassroots organizing when it arises from the community. Architects to recognize classic architecture even if disguised by cosmetic additions and siding. Consultants to deflate their [...]

Happy New Fear!

Happy New Fear!


By Peter Molenaar Some definitions: 1.) A “proto-fascist” is one who sets the stage with scape-goating and the promotion of chauvinism. 2.) Fascism is the open faced terroristic dictatorship of the most reactionary, chauvinistic, imperialistic sector of the capitalist ruling class. 3.) A ‘Popular Front’ is the strategic movement which [...]

Speaking of walls…………………

“Nikita Krushchev, the much feared leader of the Soviet Union, liked Frost immensely and hosted him in Russia in 1962.  Yet Frost, who never made public displays of emotion, let his feelings about belligerent Russian actions be known.  At one dinner in Moscow, he recited his poem ‘Mending Wall.’ ‘Something there is that doesn’t love [...]

Shop till you stop or drop

Shop till you stop or drop

Ilhan and Neegonnweedun

By Peter Molenaar Was it fifteen years ago that a Somali man named Jaylani suffered a psychotic breakdown at the Chicago Crossing parking lot off Franklin Avenue? He would be executed by the police before that day was done.  Had he been white, people believed another outcome would have occurred. So then, Neegonnwayweedun – The Thunder before [...]

Phillips Neighborhood is a Treasure Stay strong; Stay together; Speak for justice; We are a family here.  

BY JANA METGE The Election has caused me to reflect; Each and Every day. I wake up thankful for this Community, for the different cultures represented, for the Sharing - for Caring - for Standing together. The history of Activism in this Neighborhood has changed the way the city and county do their businesses.  Policy has been changed in [...]

Country’s greatness is to live and work side by side. Connect to the commonness, the beauty, and the potential in one another with compassion

BY The Ingebretsen Family As many of you know, our family is very closely connected to our own immigrant story, and because of that, we feel strongly about the importance of making a statement of support for the immigrants currently helping to shape our community. 95 years ago, our market was opened to serve the specific culinary needs of the [...]

Yes, Hillary, And Then…?

Our Hillary has accused the Donald of “taking hate mainstream.” Oh, quite right.  It seems the little boy-man suffers all the symptoms of affluenza, the nauseating narcissism of every known chauvinism.  Sadly, a serious mass seeks salvation in worship of the false idol. However, the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, 25 million years old, is [...]

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