Phillips/Powderhorn


The Honduran children, political refugees from gangster fascism created by Obama and Clinton

BY ED FELIEN Why are the children fleeing Honduras?  Why are mothers sending their children across a foreign border? They are fleeing gangster fascism where the poor are terrorized daily by gangs supported by the military dictatorship installed in June of 2009 by Obama and Clinton.   Eva Golinger gives…

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For the Birds “Suggestions for attracting feathered fauna”

BY TAMAR MYERS It’s typical for someone to come into Wild Birds Unlimited brandishing photos of neighborhood birds. “They’ll bring in their iPhone and go, ‘Look at what I had in my yard,’ ” employee Nora Beckjord said, laughing, “almost like baby pictures.” The bird aficionados working at the Highland…

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Queen of Cuisine “Détente in Uptown”

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Hammer & Sickle 1300 Lagoon Avenue 612-367-4035 (no reservations taken) www.hammerandsicklempls.com Lagoon Avenue might make a suitable site for arbitrating the dust-up in Ukraine, at least from a culinary point of view, with Coup d’Etat on one side of the street and Hammer & Sickle on the…

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Raina’s Wellness “The secret language of food labels”

BY RAINA GOLDSTEIN BUNNAG Does reading labels on food products make you feel like you’re deciphering a foreign language? Or maybe it makes you confident that all your health problems will be solved with just one bowl of cereal. Food companies go to great lengths to label their products in…

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Charley’s Garden “Minnehaha Emergency Food Shelf”

BY CHARLEY UNDERWOOD The fact of the matter is that this whole monthly column is based on a lie, the lie that all of South Minneapolis could live on the food we glean, garden and forage.  The reality is that there just isn’t enough sun or soil in our yards…

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U.S. Government’s Failure to Protect People of Color and American Indians From Racist Practices of Mortgage Bankers in the Minneapolis St. Paul Metropolitan Area, 2008 to 2012

A report sent to the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Geneva, Switzerland Reporting Organization: Southside Pride Southside Pride, a community newspaper in South Minneapolis, has reported on the racist practices of mortgage bankers in making loans to minorities and people living in…

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Creek Cleanup Sunday, July 27

The 2014 Minnehaha Creek Cleanup has been  rescheduled to Sunday, July 27, due to dangerously high water in Minnehaha Creek and surrounding lakes. The annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup has outgrown its old boundaries and is expanding creekwide to collect even more trash! Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, water bottle,…

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The greening of the great barrier wall

BY TED MOE & TIM PRICE The Greening Committee of Field Regina Northrup Neighborhood Group wants to plant flowers along the 35W Sound Barrier Wall—on 2nd Avenue from Minnehaha Creek to 42nd Street. They are looking to develop a partnership with MnDOT regarding the care and maintenance of the new…

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Richfield Farmers Market

The Richfield Farmers Market runs every Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon through Oct. 25 and Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 10 at Veterans Memorial Park, 64th Street and Portland, under the wooden picnic pavilion. More than 20 local farmers and producers come to sell at the…

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Unmarried mothers

BY POLLY MANN The recent movie “Philomena,” which has had tremendous box office success, focuses on the plight of an unmarried Irish woman seeking the son taken from her at birth. But before the movie was made, Catherine Corless, a married mother of four children, had discovered that between 1925…

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Egypt, the Next Chile

BY NATHAN BLUMENSHINE Recently I visited the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile. The exhibits focused primarily on the killings, torture and disappearances perpetrated by the Pinochet military regime during its 16-year rule after overthrowing the Allende government in 1973. As do many monuments memorializing tragedies, I…

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Marijuana Reform: the good, the bad and the very ugly

BY OLIVER STEINBERG As far as the Minnesota “medical cannabis” law, it is a FALSE STEP to reform, not a first step, and we ought to be emphatic about that! It is unequivocally a BAD law, repeating the mistakes of the 1980 THC Therapeutic Research Act, which was a dead…

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Progress reported in fighting racist lending practices

BY ED FELIEN Minneapolis City Council Member Blong Yang will hold a hearing in his committee on the evidence of racist redlining lending practices by Minneapolis banks.  Council Member Cam Gordon, in his newsletter to his ward, said, “On July 23 (1:30 p.m.) Myron Orfield from the Institute on Metropolitan…

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Powderhorn Birdwatch “Growing up in the park”

BY JOHN KARRIGAN My almost regular monthly beginning:  Once again, we had a lot of really strange weather last month. The lake is still very high. I believe all the land on the island was under water at some point and I know, on at least one day, lake water…

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Historic moments for Cedar Avenue, 2014

BY ED FELIEN The summer of 2014 has been big for Cedar Avenue. The President of the United States came and had a Jucy Lucy [yes, it’s spelled Jucy, not Juicy] at Matt’s Bar on 35th and Cedar. Word is he forgot to “Fear the Cheese” and burned his mouth…

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