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Student protests continue in Mexico

BY JOHNNY HAZARD Students at most public universities in the Mexico City metropolitan area went on strike last week as part of the continuing protests against the massacre and forced disappearance of five and 43 (respectively) students of the teacher preparation school in Ayotzinapa, Tixtla, Guerrero. The “disappeared” students were…

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Hope at the end of the Rainbow?

BY ED FELIEN “When elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  Swahili proverb The elephants have struggled.  Rainbow and Cub fought for years over market share at Lake and Minnehaha, but they remained competitive, and each had their share of loyal customers.  Then Target decided to open a fresh food section in…

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Can King Coal come clean?

A REPORT FROM POLLY MANN It probably won’t receive too much attention but it should:  Canada has recently produced the world’s first commercial coal-fired power plant equipped with carbon capture and storage technology. The Boundary Dam plant in Saskatchewan promises to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 90%.  The state-owned electricity…

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Dinkytown’s new alliances

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.     –Lao Tzu Ten months ago, Dinkytown was at one of those unmistakable crossroads of change rife with both crisis and opportunity.  The businesses in Dinkytown are survivors of change, so this was…

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Meeting with the chief, or not

BY ED FELIEN On Thursday, Sept.18, more than 200 people came to Sabathani Community Center on 38th Street to meet with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau.  She didn’t show. She said she had “credible information from a long-standing community leader, in addition to a number of other sources, about planned…

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The fight for $15 spreads to MSP airport

BY GINGER JENTZEN, 15 NOW MINNESOTA ORGANIZER On Monday, Sept. 15, workers at the Minneapolis/St.Paul airport, backed by dozens of community supporters, delivered 1,000 petitions signed by their co-workers to the Metropolitan Airport Commission (MAC) calling for a $15/hour minimum wage. This action, led by workers organized in 15 Now,…

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Why ISIS?

BY ED FELIEN To hate someone enough to want to kill them, you must, first, dehumanize them. They must become “the other.”  They must be seen as less than human, a species that if allowed to propagate would contaminate the gene pool. In order to want to kill ISIS, the…

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A sample ballot for November 4

BY ED FELIEN United States Senator—Al Franken I wish there was someone running to the left of Al.  He’s a good man and generally progressive, but he’s voted to drop bombs on anyone Obama says is our enemy of the week. United States Representa-tive—Keith Ellison Keith was one of six…

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Andy Dawkins supported the Emergency Picket Line at the Minneapolis Federal Building Tuesday, Sept. 23 sponsored by Women Against Military Madness to protest the bombing of Syria.

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Buster’s is back where it belongs

BY JASON BITTNER Buster’s on 28th was established in 2007 on the corner of 42nd Street and 28th Avenue South in Minneapolis’ South Side. It was opened by three family men that wanted to bring the neighborhood a much needed upscaled beer bar focusing on craft brews and great food.…

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