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  • Maryann Mahaffey, peoples champion, 81

    Maryann Mahaffey, peoples champion, 81

    August 11, 2006

    The people of Detroit are mourning the death of City Council President Maryann Mahaffey, who for 31 years, until illness forced her retirement from office last December, was a selfless fighter for labor’s rights, peace, equality...

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  • Summer books and web sites

    Summer books and web sites

    August 11, 2006

    For your summer reading and surfing pleasure:“An Unreasonable Woman” by Diane Wilson (published by Chelsea Green). A true autobiographical story that is as engaging as a good novel. Written by a fourth-generation commercial fisherwoman in Texas...

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  • Anti-capitalist classic

    Anti-capitalist classic

    August 11, 2006

    Movie Review The Devil Wears Prada Directed by David Frankel PG-13, 119 min., 2006 As I left the theater, I thought, I hated this movie. Yet it was one of the best movies I have seen...

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  • Ani DiFranco: Political isnt just business, its personal

    Ani DiFranco: Political isnt just business, its personal

    August 11, 2006

    As months, weeks, hours, even as nanoseconds haul by in this day and age, making that metal against concrete screech, there is nothing like the relief of the annually anticipated Ani album. No need to clear...

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  • The stroke of a corporate pen

    The stroke of a corporate pen

    August 11, 2006

    Has the stroke of a corporate media pen attempted to define “working class” away in your city? Once again, it has in mine. A June 23 article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press illustrates the point...

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