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Hands Off Bolivia

BY SARAH MARTIN & ED FELIEN Fifty people rallied at an emergency response called by several Twin Cities area peace and justice groups to show opposition to the U.S.-supported coup in Bolivia. The protest was held Thursday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. along the sidewalks at Lake Street and Bloomington…

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Welcome, Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg Let’s talk! First, let me say how grateful we are that you have decided to sit at the table. We want you here. You are without any doubt the best representative of the bourgeois liberal faction of the Democratic Party. You are very rich, very experienced with the…

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Cooking with Pride — Staff Recipes

Slow Cooker Stuffing with Extra Veggies This stuffing is packed with flavor and veggies. The veggies are cut small so they don’t overpower the stuffing. This recipe uses the slow cooker to save much coveted oven and stove space for other Thanksgiving goodies. Makes about 12 servings. Ingredients: ¼ cup…

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Remembering Pastor Supt. Vernell Thomas

Pastor Supt. Vernell Thomas has served over 60 years in the ministry and as Pastor of Greater St. Paul Church of God in Christ for 53 years. He began his ministry at age 19 under the leadership of Supt. D.L. Smith of Texas. He moved from Texas to Milwaukee, Wis.,…

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Veterans for Peace

Stacy Beyer, from Johnson, Minn. (pop. 29), with Veterans for Peace member Steve McKeown signing a petition to ban nuclear weapons globally. In doing this, she completed a lengthy statewide effort to collect signatures from likeminded residents in all 851 Minnesota towns—22,681 signatures obtained so far.

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Celebrate Mayday

BY ED FELIEN Please help us celebrate Mayday next spring, on Sunday, May 3, in Powderhorn Park. Like everyone else, we were shocked and saddened by Heart of the Beast’s decision to cancel their participation and organizing of Mayday for next spring. Last January HOBT started telling the press that…

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MaLLy’s Journey to a Smile

BY ZANDER TSADWA 30. To many, the age youth dies. To some, the age you stop caring about looking happy and start caring about *being* happy. This is where MaLLy is at, and he raps with urgency and honesty about growing up, situationships, racism and more while smiling through it…

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Prophets and Losses

By Tony Bouza Erica, telling me a friend of ours—educated and sophisticated—had consulted a psychic, set me to thinking—after overcoming nausea. Psychics are clever scoundrels, preying upon our gullibility using their study of human nature. They observe the external (appearance, body language, etc.) and exploit our hopes and dreams. With…

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Courageous heARTS

BY DORIS OVERBY On a stroll down a stretch of emerging 38th Street businesses this August, I stepped into Courageous heARTS, a youth-led nonprofit art studio at 2235 E. 38th St., and discovered teen artists selling their work during their organization’s summer “Show and Sell Pop-Up” art sale. Nothing inspires…

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Where do we park?

BY ELINA KOLSTAD Years ago, my husband and I stayed with some family friends in Saint-Etienne in France. They live in an apartment built before the advent of car culture, so when they were going to show us some regional attractions, George walked a couple of blocks to the parking…

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Listening to Commissioner Conley

BY AMY BLUMENSHINE County Commissioners Angela Conley and Irene Fernando, a new “Squad” of women of color, are pushing the county to seriously step up to address the needs of the public. The Hennepin County Board, made up of seven commissioners, approves the second largest government budget in the state.…

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The double cross in Syria

BY ED FELIEN You have to wonder if there wasn’t another phone call that night. An earlier phone call from Putin, telling Trump if he withdrew American troops from Syria, Putin would personally keep the Russian Mafia bosses off Trump’s case for the casino bankruptcies. The Turkey dodge was just…

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