op-ed

Alice Johnson

Who can build consensus toward public safety?

Minneapolis will not succeed until every citizen and visitor can trust that they are protected by those who are here to serve us. If Minneapolis fails, so will the entire State of Minnesota.

  • 07/22/2021
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Op-Ed: Ending Period Poverty

Periods are expensive. If you’ve had one, you understand that period products are not optional to use. As someone who

  • 05/07/2021
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Why Video Surveillance Is Not a Good Crime-Fighting Tool

The documentary film “Coded Bias” warns of the racial and gender biases in facial recognition software and the dangers of its use.

  • 04/08/2021
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Visions of Justice

I am still looking for how justice can show up for us.

  • 02/25/2021
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Why I support Compassion & Choices legislation

As a long-time journalist, my training taught me to not interject myself in the news, in advocacy, in expressing opinions

  • 02/21/2021
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Reporting Sexual Assault in a Way That Honors and Protects Survivors

I witnessed firsthand how reporting can undermine and further traumatize victims of sexual assault.

  • 02/11/2021
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I am 85 and contemplating arrest again

When I look at my five grandchildren, ages 10 to 26, I am determined to continue to do everything in my power to create a world that is free of these horrendous weapons.

  • 02/06/2021
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Why I Support Dying With Dignity

We don’t let our pets suffer when they are at their end of life, so why human beings, our loved ones?

  • 02/05/2021
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Social Isolation: A Welcome Intervention

Oddly enough, the mask mandate is a welcome intervention in an exhausting performance of white pacification.

  • 01/21/2021
Amanda LSP

Work With Farmers to Build Climate Resistance

LSP’s “Incentivizing 100% Soil Healthy Farming Bill,” which was developed by a team of farmer, rural, and urban members, will be introduced in the Minnesota legislature this month.

  • 01/11/2021
Lillie Gardner

Animal Abuse

Certain animals are protected from harm while the abuse of millions of others is accepted as normal and necessary.

  • 01/02/2021
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Letters to Editor

In response to December “Changemakers” issue While reading the Womens’ Press, about all the wonders women have done, I kept

  • 12/22/2020