Category Local and Regional Issues

Hennepin County Takes On Full Funding for SWLRT

The Minnesota legislature refused to fund Southwest Light Rail Transit. SWLRT is the most expensive public works project ever proposed in our state at a constantly escalating price of $2.2-plus-billion. While the state legislature did not approve SWLRT funding, every other light-rail project has been supported by Democrats and Republicans. By Susu Jeffrey  August 2, […]

Ft. Snelling BDOTE? Odious Retaliation

Using “history,” military or otherwise, to “unify” a people, isn’t “history,” it’s propaganda, in the fascist tradition.

Winona LaDuke of Honor the Earth: Enbridge Line 3, Hemp, Land and Water

Winona LaDuke talks about current projects around Enbridge and Line 3, creating a hemp factory and a sustainable economy, land and saving our water.

Now in the MN Legislature” New Ecology Democracy GPI

Dear Minnesotans, I’m seeking your help to develop an alternative way to measure our economy in Minnesota. Over the last six years I have been educating a variety of people in Minnesota about the deficiencies using the Gross State Product (GSP)/Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to calculate the state forecast and that a better measurement for our […]

The Nerve of Some (Anti-nuclear) People! by Polly Mann

A resolution to Pull Back from the Brink and Prevent Nuclear War (2019) has been introduced in the Minnesota State Legislature. By Polly Mann   WAMM Newsletter Winter 2019   (Volume 37  Number 1) Here’s how it all began: I had learned that Northampton, Massachusetts, had passed a resolution calling for the United States to prevent nuclear […]

Winona LaDuke Calls for Indigenous-Led “Green New Deal” as She Fights Minnesota Pipeline Expansion

What could $7 billion do in Minnesota? What could it do to make a New Green Deal?

Why We Get to Testify About Our “Claim of Right” in a Criminal Trespass Case

On Indigenous People’s Day this year Annette Klapstein, 66, a retired attorney and Emily Johnston, 52, poet and office worker, will walk into a northern Minnesota courtroom to plead a “necessity defense” for shutting down Canadian tar sands oil piped across our state.

Two Minnesotas, A Choice: Sacrifice Zones and Extraction Economics or Long-Term Quality-of-Life

Water and contamination: Choose Life or Death

Minneapolis 2040 Plan: SWLRT Up-Zoning, by Susu Jeffrey

Everbody pays the regressive sales tax to transport only one percent of the county’s population.