Protest on May 15

More than 100 demonstrators showed up at Senator Klobuchar’s office on May 15 to protest her refusal to speak out against the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli troops. They came. They complained. And they left. And nothing changed. Polly Mann challenged Skip Humphrey for the DFL endorsement for…

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Go-To cards?

We asked candidates for county commissioner in District 4: Would you answer the following question in 50 words or less? Your answer will be published in all three editions of Southside Pride in May. Understanding that transportation costs are a major burden for the poor; and, further, understanding that Hennepin…

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MayDay March on Lake Street

More than 200 workers marched down Lake Street to Powderhorn Park to celebrate MayDay, May 1st. One of the leaders from Trabajadores de la Twin Cities said, “Today we are proud to be workers. But we should be proud every day that because we wake up at 4 a.m. and…

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Best Buy just opened a Teen Tech Center

Best Buy just opened a Teen Tech Center at Hope Community, 611 E. Franklin, for teens ages 13 to18. Young women attending the center can participate in the Career Pathway program sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, which offers post-high school career readiness help, including internships and mentorship. The…

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Poems by Demetrios Trifiatis

CUPID/EROS Oh! Erato, Muse of poetry of love Inspire me today! I supplicate you. For I aspire to wrote for him for HIM… HE… CUPID, The son of Venus,Goddess of beauty, And of Mercury, the cunning messenger of Gods. I implore you, oh Muse, Guide my pen, to write a…

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Al Again in November

We need to convince Al Franken to run for re-election to his seat in the November special election. He is eligible and neither his resignation nor the allegations that precede his re-election to that seat will allow the Senate to exclude him from representing the good people of Minnesota, should…

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Our Revolution City Council priorities

At its Dec. 2 General Membership Meeting, Our Revolution Twin Cities agreed to six priorities for the new City Council: 1. Policing: Make $50 million of the police budget contingent on them voluntarily adopting a civilian review board to review cases of misconduct whose recommendations would be implemented in every…

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Sanctuary concert

Anti-Islamic, anti-refugee and anti-immigrant sentiment is out of control. Massive deportations and ICE raids continue. The federal government is planning to build a new immigrant detention center in Minnesota. Against this backdrop, the One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies chorus, has created “Sanctuary,” a concert…

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Take down the dam/weir!

There is a dam/weir blocking the outlet to Lake Nokomis. This has caused the water table in the neighborhood to rise. The dam/weir was built in 1964. South Minneapolis mythology has it that Vice President Humphrey had the U.S. Corps of Engineers build the dam/weir to hold back the water…

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