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‘Commentary’ Archives

Project Earth

By Peter Molenaar March 8, 2017… (Note: DAPL refers to Dakota Access Pipeline.) The Walker Community United Methodist Church continues to showcase our resilience, this time beckoning a “Café con Alondra.” The forum was to feature a panel of #NoDAPL veterans, fresh from the Battle of Standing Rock. Alondra Cano’s presence was [...]

Frank Reflections

BY FRANK ERICKSON Here is how the process works. State lawmakers get to the Capitol by being elected. Then, they get a 45 per cent pay raise $31,000.00 to $45,000.00 from an independent Council created by “voter approved Constitutional amendment.” Interesting how they allow us to vote on a constitutional amendment to give a raise to [...]

Tony and Fidel

By Peter Molenaar In their February 2017 issue, our friends at Southside Pride saw fit to publish an article by Tony Bouza, a former Minneapolis chief of police.  In this piece, Tony fondly recalls his youthful encounter with the charismatic Fidel Castro, but sadly, at midpoint he advises: “socialism doesn’t work.” Before launching any [...]

Dave’s Dumpster, March 2017

Dave’s Dumpster, March 2017

As the Trump era begins, local unions will practice solidarity and resistance

Reprinted with permission from the Minneapolis Labor Review, January 27, 2017 By Chelsie Glaubitz Gabiou, President, Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation Never before have the institutions of the labor movement faced as formidable a threat as Donald Trump in the White House with Republican-controlled majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. [...]

In Iraq and Afghanistan Burn Pit infernos cause illness and death

More than 230 U.S. burn pits, as large as 10 acres, across Iraq and Afghanistan; ignited with jet fuel, burning human body parts, plastics, metal, Styrofoam, electrical equipment and other waste, burned 100 to 200 tons of waste per day at all hours often near U.S. military encampments impregnating thousands of local residents and foreign military [...]

Frank Reflections

BY FRANK ERICKSON Condoning a “travel ban” on unarmed Iraqis coming to America?  How can anyone agree with such a “travel ban” after the U.S. sent thousands of armed Americans across Iraqi borders killing thousands of people and destroying entire cities like Fallujah? Why couldn’t the Iraqi government have put a travel ban on [...]

The only FEAR I have…

The only FEAR I have…

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 [...]

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