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November 2013
 
  Phillips Powderhorn  
   


We have published a Special Edition of Southside Pride on our website. The 228-page police report of the killing of Terrance Franklin has contradictions and inconsistencies that should have set off alarms for Police Chief Janee Harteau, Mayor Rybak, County Attorney Mike Freeman and Minneapolis City Council Chair of the Public Safety Committee Don Samuels. There are clear and arrogant admissions of the use of excessive force. There are serious questions as to whether Terrance Franklin was in control of a weapon or was simply executed. All candidates who wish to represent this city and all citizens who want to assume responsibility for our public safety should read the full report. Click here.

 

March against racism

On Thursday evening, Nov. 7, the Vikings will be hosting Washington at the Mall of America Field. People will be gathering in the Ancient Traders Post parking lot, 1113 E. Franklin Ave., near Maria’s Café, at 4:30 p.m.to peacefully march to the stadium and ask sports announcers and stadium officials to not use the racist and illegal nickname “Redskins” to describe the Washington team.

That mascot nickname has been an open festering sore in the psyche of too many Indian people for too long. Imagine not being able to have a family dinner in a restaurant with a television playing sports without fearing that your children might be subjected to someone shouting, “Scalp those Redskins!” Or perhaps urging Washington to do the same to their opponents. The simple fact is that this term is like using the “N” word, and scalp has a similar historical memory for Indians as lynching does for the children of slaves.

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How we got burned

It is interesting to revisit Minneapolis history, 25 years ago, when the Burner was being heatedly debated. Garbage incineration was very controversial then as now and there were many concerns about the health impacts of the predicted emissions and the toxins in the ash.

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Our choices:

*For mayor:
Doug Mann, first choice
Jaymie Kelly, second choice
Betsy Hodges, third choice

*For Ninth Ward:
Ty Moore,
first choice
Alondra Cano, second choice
Pat Fleetham, third choice

*Charter amendment
to revise the charter:
Vote No

 

 

Regular Features: The hungry insurgent is looking for food entrepreneurs

In order to make our food systems more local and more resilient, we can take one of two different approaches. We can work with governments and committees, attacking the restrictions on local food production and providing broad incentives. Along these lines, we can support City Council candidates who want to diminish obstacles to raising chickens or selling produce grown in the city or who would allow higher dimensions on hoop houses (temporary greenhouses). We might serve on the Food Council, part of the city’s Homegrown Minneapolis initiative. Or it might mean working with the Food Resource Hubs of Gardening Matters, attempting to establish an infrastructure for providing low-cost seeds and starter plants to our local neighborhoods. These are the sorts of efforts I outlined in last month’s column.

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Regular Features: Queen of Cuisine


World Champs

World Street Kitchen is a playground for the Wadi brothers, owners of the esteemed, James Beard Award-nominated Saffron in the Warehouse District. There the intriguing Mediterranean menu (with emphasis on the swell eats of Palestine, where the bros grew up) is served in sit-down restaurant style. Lovely.
But boys just gotta have fun! So they launched a mega-popular food truck...

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Tony’s latest for the holidays

Tony Bouza’s latest book, “Expert Witness—Breaking the Policemen’s Blue Code of Silence,” should be required reading for all police officers in command positions. It should also be a required textbook for police training programs.

For the layperson, this book is an eye-opener into the serious problem of the extent and nature of the misconduct of our local “protectors.” One gets the impression that these violations of citizens’ rights are widespread.

The reader comes away with several serious concerns. How can the public be made aware of the seriousness of this situation and then exert political influence on our elected officials to take action to minimize, if not eliminate, such misconduct.

And, most worrisome, how do we change the culture that appears to be universal of our men and women in blue? Subsumed in that question is how do we recruit individuals that will not, as a result of their education and personal value system, buy into that culture?

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Paleo and gluten-free, debunked

There are always new diets popping up that claim to cure health conditions and promote weight loss. Wading through hundreds of blogs and “expert” advice to find legitimate information is a great undertaking. I’m here to help provide some truth to the overwhelming world of eating well and being healthy.

Gluten-free diet: Gluten-free has been one of the most popular diet phrases for the last few years. Here’s some info on what the buzz is all about:

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Calling to Star Power for the Solstice!

The good sisters of Sabbath House, a stalwart southside institution on Portland Avenue, invite the public to their 2013 Advent prayers in preparation for Christmas. This year’s theme is inspired by a poem that addresses God as the creator of the stars, recognizing how each of us is called to shine in and from the heart.

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The Church Lady goes out to eat

We are social beings, we long to be with others, don’t we?

I suddenly had the desire to mingle in gatherings of people, to talk to people randomly and for no particular reason. I think I got the idea to do this after my trip to California last July when old, dear friends bought me a first class ticket on the Amtrak Empire Builder, with sleeper compartment and dining car meals. At every meal on the train, passengers are seated until all tables have four people at them. You converse with whoever chance bestows upon you. I met a few people with whom I shared intellectual resonance (ideas), which was great, but mostly I sat back, breathed in and out, and absorbed people’s “vibes.” It warmed my heart. So, to continue in this vein, and to provide myself a nice format for talking with strangers, I decided to attend some of the many free community meals and fundraiser dinners put on by churches in South Minneapolis. I also included on my itinerary a class with a free breakfast. Anyone can do this at any time. There’s a lot going on. Because I was writing an article, I had to identify myself. But YOU don’t.

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November

 

Phillips Powderhorn Community Calendar

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Covet Consign & Design (3730 Chicago Ave. S.) features a different artist every month. Openings are on the second Thursday of the month! This month’s artist is Alex Poepping, with a collection of his most recent work exploring the concept of esotericism. The collection combines scientific, spiritual, occult and nostalgic ideas to create esoteric imagery that the viewer will wish they were in on. We are pleased that this second Thursday the Blue Ox Coffee Shop will present live music and Joyface Arts Collective, in the Fox Egg Gallery, will also be open! Put on your snowshoes and join us Nov. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy some refreshments, hear some music and chat with your neighbors!

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Phillips Powderhorn Religious Calendar

EVENTS

Reformation and the Fate of the Earth
Friday & Saturday, Nov. 8 & 9
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
2730 E. 31st St.
Dr. Larry L. Rasmussen will be the presenter for the Johnson Symposium on Faith and Society. His Friday lecture is “A Climate-Changing Planet: Opportunities for the Reformation Tradition.” For more information contact Holy Trinity at 612-729-8358

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Nokomis


Our choice for 11th and 12th Ward City Council members

For mayor:
Doug Mann, first choice
Jaymie Kelly, second choice Betsy Hodges, third choice

Analysis of the new City Charter proposal

Plans presented for the Minnehaha Falls Pavilion Renovation

Regular Features: The hungry insurgent

Burning Waste No! Zero Waste Yes!

The new Jim Crow

The RCV/ballot access dilemma

Ranked Choice Voting and the “Regime” that’s eating Minneapolis

Regular Features: Oueen of Cuisine - Ethical Burritos (no, not a new band)

42nd Street and 28th Avenue: Moving into the real world

Regular Features: Raina's Wellness - Changing our food system, one (Food) day at a time

Kellogg Briand Pact was a good start

Speaking of gardens, have you been to ‘God’s Garden’?


 

 
Riverside


How we got burned

For mayor:
Doug Mann, first choice
Jaymie Kelly, second choice Betsy Hodges, third choice

Washington football team needs to change its nickname

Our choice for 11th and 12th Ward City Council members

Regular Features: The hungry insurgent

Speaking of gardens, have you been to ‘God’s Garden’?

The RCV/ballot access dilemma

Regular Features: Queen of Cuisine - Ethical Burritos (no, not a new band)

How it all began

Regular Features: Rainia's Wellness - Changing our food system, one (Food) day at a time

Kellogg Briand Pact was a good start