|Progressive Calendar 10.07.06||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 03:33:24 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 10.07.06 1. Peace/power/unity 10.07 9am 2. School Board/KMOJ 10.07 9am 3. Wamm madhouse 10.07 10am 4. Colombia 10.07 10am 5. Solar tour 10.07 1pm 6. StP Green Party 10.07 12noon 7. Northtown vigil 10.07 1pm 8. Corps vs health 10.07 1pm 9. Green Party 10.07 1pm Duluth MN 10. 9/11 Press/truth 10.07 2:30pm 11. Mumia/video 10.07 3pm 12. Holly Sklar - Economy booming for billionaires --------1 of 12-------- From: erin stojan <erinstpaulissues [at] yahoo.com> Subject: Peace/power/unity 10.07 9am Peace, Power and Unity Conference Co-sponsored by the African American Student Association of Metro State University In the Sprit of the Freedom Schools and Freedom Summer! Saturday, October 7th at 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Metropolitan State University 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55106 Featuring Keynote Speaker: Charles (Chuck) F. McDew Teacher, Organizer, and Activist Performances by Spoken Word Artists, Inner City Youth Poets and other Performing Artists!! Agenda 9:00 Registration 9:30 Welcome by Wilson Bradshaw, President of Metro State University. Entertainment 9:45 Keynote Speaker Chuck 10:30 Workshop Session I 11:30 Lunch Break/Entertainment 12:30 Workshop Session II 1:30 Community Issue Proposals 2:00 Vote and Announce Winners/Entertainment Vote on Name for Coalition Questions? Please contact us to register and ask any questions you may have about the event. Call or email Jeff Bartleson at 612-341-1617 or jeff.bartleson [at] fcsmn.org. Co-sponsored by the African American Student Association of Metro State University Workshops There will be two workshop sessions during the day that will feature leadership skill development and education around current issues. Workshops will include: * Current Issues in Immigration Policy * The Ties that Bind Us: African and African American Relations * Ready 4 K: Early Childhood Education * Organizing for Public School Reform * Protecting Tenants' Rights * Predatory Lending: Destroying Our Communities * Community Organizing 101 * Police and Community Relationships * Tenant Power through Resident Councils * Multi-cultural Relationship Building * Internalized Oppression Organizing Project Proposals. We will be accepting proposals for community organizing projects that will be voted on by everyone in attendance. Proposals will be about bringing people together to achieve racial and economic justice. The winning proposals will receive resources in community organizing staff time and resources for printing and campaign expenses. Spreading the word. We are working hard to spread the word about the Peace, Power and Unity Conference and let people know that all are welcome to attend. Please feel free to make copies of this flyer and spread the word to other community activists, leaders and organizers. Questions? Please contact us to register and ask any questions you may have about the event. Call or email Jeff Bartleson at 612-341-1617 or jeff.bartleson [at] fcsmn.org. --------2 of 12-------- From: Doug Mann <Dougmann99 [at] cs.com> Subject: School Board/KMOJ 10.07 9am Scheduled broadcasts of the September 28 public policy forum at Shiloh Temple(Conversations with Al McFarlane): KMOJ, 89.9 FM will broadcast Hour 1 & 2 Saturday, October 7, 2006 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM KFAI 90.3 FM and 106.7 FM will broadcast Hour 2 Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 11:00 AM to Noon Hour 2 includes a panel discussion with four School Board candidates: Pam Costain, Doug Mann, Chris Stewart, and T. Williams. --------3 of 12-------- From: wamm <wamm [at] mtn.org> Subject: Wamm madhouse 10.07 10am WAMM Book Club Saturday, October 7, 10:00 a.m. to Noon Residence of Lucia Wilkes Smith, 2615 Park Avenue, Minneapolis. Book: "Armed Madhouse: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolfe" by Greg Palast. Open for people to join at any time. FFI: Email <rabbas [at] usinternet.com>. --------4 of 12-------- From: Mary Turck <mturck [at] americas.org> Subject: Colombia 10.07 10am October 7 Hope for Development in the Crossfire: The Afro-Colombian Quest for Freedom with Luis Gilberto Murillo, an Afro-Colombian policy analyst for Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore, Maryland. Luis was the governor of the Choco province in Colombia before he was forced to flee the country due to threats against his life. He recently returned to Colombia for the first time in many years. Part of weekly coffee hour series, with a talk by a featured speaker and discussion. Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m. $4 includes first cup of coffee. Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis 55406 FFI: 612-276-0788] --------5 of 12-------- From: Karen Engelsen <Karen [at] mtn.org> Subject: Solar tour 10.07 1pm 11th Annual Solar Tour of Buildings www.solartour.net <http://www.solartour.net/> - This Saturday October 7th Of special note, Site 21 on the Solar Tour, the Zeibold/Carpenter Residence: Alliance member Gina Vermilyea will be on site during the "Solar Tour" 10-5 Saturday October 7th. Check out the fabulous organic fruit/veggie/perennial garden(s) & rain garden. New top soil REPLACED what was there for a healthy and rich new garden. Gina needs a volunteer for crowd control in the afternoon 1-5. Let her know if you're interested! Gina Vermilyea (651) 653-2493 or EcoAgentMN [at] aol.com --------6 of 12-------- From: ed Subject: StPaul Green Party 10.07 12noon All people interested in finding out more about the Green Party of St. Paul are invited to: Our monthly meeting First Saturday of every month Mississippi Market, 2nd floor Corner of Selby/Dale in St. Paul noon until 2 pm <http://www.gpsp.org> --------7 of 12------- From: Lennie <major18 [at] comcast.net> Subject: Northtown vigil 10.07 1pm The Mounds View peace vigil group will now be peace vigiling EVERY SATURDAY from 1-2pm at the at the southeast corner of the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE in Blaine, which is the northwest most corner of the Northtown Mall area. This is a MUCH better location. We'll have extra signs. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. For further information, email major18 [at] comcast.net or call Lennie at 763-717-9168 --------8 of 12-------- From: Ashley James <ajames123 [at] earthlink.net> Subject: Corps vs health 10.07 1pm How Corporations Kill Real Health Care Reform and Buy-Off Candidates. Oct 7, Saturday, 1-4pm, Acadia Cafe,1931 Nicollet Ave, Mpls. (corner of Nicollet and Franklin). Discussion, preceded by background presentation by Joel Albers, Ph.D. Pharm.D., health care economist, clinical pharmacist Free and open to the public and media, candidates welcome. As the Nov. 7 election nears, to raise public awareness/action as to which candidates are accountable to the public, which are beholden to HMO insurers, drug companies and the corporate health industry. FFI: 612-384-0973 MN Universal Health Care Action Network, www.uhcan-mn.org Co-sponsors of this event : MN Universal Health Care Action Network (MN UHCAN); Green Party 5th District; IMPACT (Ideas to Mobilize People Against Corporate Tyranny ) http://wmom.typepad.com/impact --------9 of 12-------- From: Krisrose02 [at] aol.com Subject: Green Party 10.07 1pm Duluth MN There will be a Meet and Greet forum with the Green Party endorsed candidates in beautiful Duluth this Saturday, October 7. The Friends Meeting House, 1807 E. 1st St. Duluth, MN 1-4:30pm Meet the candidates for coffee and dessert. Information and excitement will be shared. Also pick up flyers, lawn signs, and other campaign materials. Candidates will speak and offer time for questions and answers from the audience. Afterwards, join candidates and other volunteers to lit drop and meet folks around Duluth. The Ken Pentel for Governor campaign will be holding several campaign events around Duluth over the weekend. See note from Ken below! FMI or to volunteer, Kristen Olson 651-210-0789 -- I will be part of the Duluth Area Greens Candidate Gathering at the Friends Meeting House (1807 E. 1st St.), this Saturday the 7th, from 2pm until 4:30. The same day we will have a Governor meet-and-greet, at the Amazing Grace Bakery in the Dewitt Seitz building(394 S Lake Ave, Duluth) Time: 5:30-7pm. Phone: 218-723-0075 Just after join us for dinner at the Taste Of Saigon (Same location as Amazing Grace) Time: 7:30-8:30 Tel: (218) 727-1598 The next day(Sunday) will be brunch-fundraiser for the candidate Location: Pizza Luce (11 East Superior St. Duluth) Time: 10am Phone: 218-727-7400 --------10 of 12-------- From: altera vista <alteravista [at] earthlink.net> Subject: 9/11 Press/truth 10.07 2:30pm Do you believe the governmentıs explanation for 9/11? Did you know that the government-appointed 9/11 commission refused to address the questions of victimsı families or to consider evidence pointing toward government complicity? Come see a FREE MOVIE 9-11: PRESS FOR TRUTH This 86-minute documentary chronicles the fight for truth and accountability by families of 9/11 victims against the deception and stonewalling of the Bush administration, the failure of the 9/11 Commission to address their questions, and the refusal of the mainstream media to report their struggle to gain answers. Saturday, October 7, 2:30 pm, Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave. (corner of Fairview), St. Paul Saturday, October 14, 1:30 pm, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis (RSVP for this showing only: stoves [at] bitstream.net ) Presented by MN911 (FFI 651-633-4410) Organized by: MN911 and the MN 9/11 Questions Meetup Group. FFI: http://9-11.meetup.com/253/ --------11 of 12-------- From: Corey Mattson <coreymattson [at] maydaybookstore.org> Subject: Mumia/video 10.07 3pm Movies @ Mayday Books The Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal We will be showing the 74 min HBO film "Case for Reasonable Doubt," followed by a 12 min. videotaped confession by Arnold Beverly, the confessed real killer of police officer Faulkner. Afterward there will be an open discussion on Mumia's case, where it stands today in the courts, and what we can do to help free him. Subject: Mumia/video 10.07 3pm Saturday, October 7th 3 pm at Mayday Books 301 Cedar Ave. in Mpls. Sponsored by Twin Cities Socialist Action and Youth for Socialist Action www.socialistaction.org twincitiesysa [at] yahoo.com 612-802-1482 --------12 of 12------- Economy booming for billionaires October 04, 2006 By Holly Sklar http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2006-10/04sklar.cfm ZNet Commentary Millionaires are so last millennium. The new Forbes 400 list of richest Americans is billionaires only. If you're net worth is a mere $999 million, forget it. A billion means a thousand million, and that's the Forbes 400 minimum -- up from $900 million in 2005. Donald Trump and two of his kids grace the Forbes 400 cover, but ranked No. 94 with $2.9 billion, Trump's a long way from No. 1 Bill Gates with $53 billion. The combined wealth of the 400 richest Americans is a record-breaking $1.25 trillion. That's about the same amount of combined wealth held by the 57 million households who make up half the U.S. population. The economy is booming for billionaires. It's a bust for many other Americans. A record 400 Americans are billionaires -- and a record 47 million Americans have no health insurance. America has 400 billionaires -- and 37 million people below the official poverty line. The official poverty line for one person was just $9,973 in 2005 (latest data). That wouldn't cover the custom-made men's shoes ($4,128) and Hermes purse ($6,250) on the Forbes Cost of Living Extremely Well Index. The official poverty line of $15,577 for a three-person family is lower than the cost of the Patek Philippe men's gold watch ($17,600). The Forbes 400 minimum is up $100 million since 2005, but the federal minimum wage has been stuck at $5.15 an hour -- just $10,712 a year -- since 1997. GOP leaders in Congress have been holding a raise for minimum wage workers hostage to more giant tax cuts for wealthy inheritors. Wealth isn't trickling down. It's flooding up -- from workers to bosses, small investors to big, poorer to richer. The heirs to Wal-Mart founders Sam and Bud Walton have a combined $82.5 billion -- while the children of Wal-Mart workers swell the ranks of state health insurance programs for the neediest. In today's corporate America, workers see gutted paychecks and pensions despite rising worker productivity, while CEOs get golden pay, perks, pensions and parachutes. The pay gap between average workers and CEOs has grown nine times wider since the 1970s. The number of billionaires is a record high, but the share of national income going to wages and salaries is at a record low. U.S. corporate profits increased 21 percent in the past year, Market Watch reported in March. "Profits have been so high because almost all of the benefits from productivity improvements are flowing to the owners of capital rather than to the workers," said Market Watch. The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans (minimum net worth $6 million) owned 62 percent of the nation's business assets, 51 percent of stocks and 70 percent of bonds as of 2004, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve Survey of Consumer Finances -- which excludes the Forbes 400. That's way up from 1989, when the wealthiest 1 percent owned 54 percent of business assets, 41 percent of stocks and 52 percent of bonds. Our growing economy is not producing a growing middle class, but a richer aristocracy. The high point for median household income -- the income of the household in the middle -- was $47,671 in 1999, adjusted for inflation. In 2005, median household income was $1,345 less at $46,326. In the same period, the Forbes 400 gained more than 100 billionaires. Government policies are fueling rising inequality. Taxpayers with incomes above $1 million will see their after-tax income grow by about 6 percent this year thanks to tax cuts the nation can't afford. In an economy where money is flowing up to the very top, even college-educated workers are going backward. Inflation-adjusted median household income was lower in 2005 than 1999 even when the householder had a bachelor's degree, master's degree, professional degree or doctorate. The problem is much bigger than the rich getting richer, while the poor get poorer. The really rich are getting richer at the expense of most everyone else. Solutions include restoring the link between rising worker productivity and pay, raising the miserly minimum wage, narrowing the obscene pay gap between workers and CEOs, rolling back tax cuts for the wealthy -- and stop taxing income from work more than income from capital gains. Holly Sklar is co-author of "A Just Minimum Wage: Good for Workers, Business and Our Future" (www.letjusticeroll.org) and "Raise the Floor: Wages and Policies That Work for All of Us." She can be reached at hsklar [at] aol.com. 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