November 2002 Viewpoints
Peaceable Kingdom: A geopolitical solution
By Ray Sharp Posted 11/22/2002
-- As America is poised for war in Iraq, columnist Ray Sharp weighs in with his own Middle East peace
plan, inspired by the words of the prophet Isaiah: "nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more."
Duluth Fair Trade rally targets Wal-Mart, globalization
By Vern Simula Posted 11/19/2002
TOIVOLA -- Guest author Vern Simula describes a "down-home" democracy rally in Duluth, Minn., where union members protested against Wal-Mart and the dangers of globalization of trade and services to working men and women in the United States and around the world. Simula and two other Copper Country residents attended the October rally, where the late Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone was among the speakers. Calumet resident Gordon Borsvold offers a tribute to Wellstone, and a Minnesota high school student charges Wal-Mart with denying workers' rights.
and Other Beasts
By Ray Sharp Posted 11/04/2002
-- Reminding us all to vote, guest columnist Ray Sharp of Stanton Township offers his "Election Day rant" -- from SUV dinosaurs vs. fuel-cell technology to the passing of Sen. Paul Wellstone, whom he calls probably the last "unabashed liberal" elected to high office, to praise for Michigan's political leaders who act on their principles.
Kindred: At-large candidate for Hancock City Council
By Merle Kindred Posted 11/04/2002
HANCOCK -- Merle Niemi Kindred, president of Copper Country Habitat for Humanity, says if she is elected to the Hancock City Council as a Councilor At Large she proposes to continue making Hancock a model community by seeking support for energy-efficient, environmentally low-impact projects. Kindred, an MTU graduate student at 56 and grandmother of 10, says she supports the
wisdom in the phrase, "Think Globally, Act Locally."
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