|Progressive Calendar 04.04.09||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 04:03:25 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 04.04.09 1. Peace walk 4.04 9am Cambridge MN 2. Design/future 4.04 10am 3. Fair food 4.04 10am 4. Palestine 4.04 11am 5. Northtown vigil 4.04 2pm 6. Have you had it? 4.04 2pm 7. Factory sit-ins 4.04 3pm 8. Econ crisis/CTV 4.04 9pm --------1 of 8-------- From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at] umn.edu> Subject: Peace walk 4.04 9am Cambridge MN every Saturday 9AM to 9:35AM Peace walk in Cambridge - start at Hwy 95 and Fern Street --------2 of 8-------- From: Leslie Reindl <alteravista [at] usfamily.net> Subject: Design/future 4.04 10am Designing for a Changing Future: Collaborating with Materials and Natural Forces Practical Examples Saturday, April 4, 2009,10 am to noon Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., St. Paul An illustrated talk about changing the way we view our future and what will be required as resources become scarcer and more expensive and life becomes more localized. It focuses on how (and why) we have designed our society up to the present, and how we might change that design to meet our new circumstances using today's technology and yesterday's experience and/or skills. It will be followed by practical workshops on different projects. -Outdoor Furnace--Saturday, April 25, Van Cleve Community Center, 901 15th Ave. SE, Minneapolis -Modular Building System/Tensile Structures--Saturday, May 16, 10 am to noon, Merriam Park Library -Gasification Technology--no date yet Presenter: Wilhelm Reindl Mr. Reindl was educated in physics at the University of Munich. In his working life in Minnesota he was a researcher at the University of Minnesota and with the federal Bureau of Mines; a former energy consultant to government, industry, and community organizations; and an independent energy entrepreneur and inventor. Sponsored by Wilderness Connections, St. Paul. FFI 651-633-4410; alteravista [at] usfamily.net --------3 of 8-------- From: Brian Payne <brianpayneyvp [at] gmail.com> Subject: Fair food 4.04 10am Fair Food Across Borders Spring Tour in Twin Cities!!!! Saturday, April 4 Fair Food Twin Cities is hosting a series of events with Melody Gonzalez from Fair Food Across Borders. Presentations focus on working conditions for migrant farmworkers in Mexico, and will include discussion on the role of agribusiness and internal migration in Mexico, NAFTA, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and corporate and consumer responsibility in the US. Events include, Saturday, April 4: 10:00am-12:00 Coffee Hour at the Resource Center of the Americas (3019 Minnehaha Ave S, Suite 20, Minneapolis 55406) 8:00pm-??? Informal gathering and discussion BYOB. 3425 Columbus Ave. S., Minneapolis (please contact Brian Payne at brianpayneyvp [at] gmail.com if you plan on attending the evening gathering) Contact: Brian Payne, 612-859-5750, brianpayneyvp [at] gmail.com FAIR FOOD ACROSS BORDERS SPRING TOUR 2009 The Chiapas Media Project/Promedios announces our new bi-national advocacy campaign: Fair Food Across Borders. Fair Food Across Borders (FFAB) reveals the human rights abuses faced by migrant farm workers in Mexico who harvest many of the fruits and vegetables we eat here in the US. The Fair Food Across Borders Campaign seeks university, cultural and community-based sponsors to host presentations for Spring 2009. The centerpiece of the FFAB campaign is the new CMP/Promedios video, Paying the Price: Migrant Workers in the Toxic Fields of Sinaloa. Paying the Price examines the impoverished lives of migrant farmworkers from the town of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero. We follow them from their community to their lives as migrant workers in a large Sinaloa agribusiness camp, Buen Aņo, where they pick exotic Chinese vegetables for export to the US and Canada. We see the hardships faced by these workers in their community of origin, largely abandoned by the local and state governments to the inhumane and slave-like working conditions they encounter in Buen Aņo. Paying the Price presents the polarized reality of how migrant workers are seen in Mexico: through the eyes of agribusiness representatives these working families are portrayed as merely an annoying, culturally backward necessity to be dealt with in order to reap their multi-million dollar profits. Melody Gonzalez, FFAB National Coordinator (from the Student/Farmworker Alliance, ally organization of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers), will present Paying the Price. Presentations last between one-and-half to two hours, and include video screening and discussion about the role of agribusiness and internal migration in Mexico, NAFTA, and corporate and consumer responsibility in the US. Fair Food Across Borders asks for an honorarium based on the means of the host organization to help continue the work of the FFAB Campaign. For further information, please e-mail us at info [at] fairfoodab.org Background It is estimated that there are over one million migrant farmworkers in Mexico. The majority of these farmworkers come from the southern states of Mexico like Oaxaca and Guerrero. These families are forced to leave their communities, among the poorest in Mexico, because they have no other way to survive. They leave their communities from four to six months a year to work in the fields of northern Mexican states like Sinaloa, where they encounter deplorable and over-crowded housing, exposure to toxic pesticides, child labor, and sub-poverty wages. What makes their situation more severe is that when they return back to their they have barely saved enough money to survive until they have to return to work in Northern Mexico six months later. In northern states like Sinaloa, Sonora and Baja California there are thousands of transnational agribusiness companies producing a wide variety of products from tomatoes to watermelons. The majority of the fruits and vegetables from these northern states are for export to the U.S. and Canada. These companies make great profits from these migrant farmworkers, and the companies who buy from them, like Wal-Mart, reap even greater profits from this "cheap" labor across the border. The lack of regulation and enforcement of human rights in trade agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) facilitate and perpetuate this exploitation. --------4 of 8-------- From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at] visi.com> Subject: Palestine 4.04 11am MN Forum: American Indians and Palestinians - Parallel Injustice CAIR national director, American Indian Movement leader to join panel at Augsburg College On Saturday, April 4, 2009, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will co-host a forum, entitled "American Indians and Palestinians - Parallel Injustice," at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. The event marks the first time in Minnesota that Native Americans and Palestinian-Americans unite to address shared experiences of dispossession, societal disruption and other past and current injustices. Speakers include CAIR National Director Nihad Awad, American Indian Movement leader Clyde Bellecourt, Nick Boswell of Red Indian Dawa, and Marvin Manypenny of The People's Land. American Indians and Palestinians - Parallel Injustice Saturday, April 4, 2009, 11 a.m. Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue S., Minneapolis, Minn. CONTACT: CAIR-MN Communications Director Jessica Zikri, 612-226-3289, E-Mail: jzikri [at] cair.com "The historic injustices suffered by Native Americans and Palestinians create a bond of understanding and a shared experience that provide a unique perspective on the history of nation and of the Middle East," said CAIR's Awad. "We hope this shared experience can lead to insights that will help heal past wounds and provide a path to reconciliation based on justice." The April 4 forum is co-sponsored by: Al-Aqsa Institute, the American Indian Movement, the Anti-War Committee, Augsburg American Indian Studies Program, Augsburg Coalition for Student Activism, Coalition for Palestinian Rights, CAIR-MN, Minnesota Gaza Coalition, Minnesota Peace Now, Palestinian Institute, Red Indian Dawa, Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota American Indian Student Cultural Center, and Women Against Military Madness. CAIR, America's largest Islamic civil liberties and advocacy group has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice. --------5 of 8-------- From: Vanka485 [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 4.04 2pm Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday 2-3pm --------6 of 8-------- From: doriandter [at] aol.com Subject: Have you had it? 4.04 2pm ARE YOU TIRED -- of both wings of the war machine never being held accountable? -- of some acting as the parties' meetings are more like a coffe klatch or a gardening club?...rather than of an opposition to the pro-war, corporate corrupted two party system? -- do you want a voice to seriously address the war machine, corporate corruption, ecological and economic crisis we all face? You are not alone!! Come join us for a diecussion and planning session Saturday April 4th --- 2:00 to 4:00 PM At Walker Community Church 3104 16th Ave. -- Near East Lake St. and Bloomington, Minneapolis SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Ken Pentel - Founder of Ecology Democracy Network Former Candidate for Minnesota Governor Ty Moore Karen Redleaf For More Details Call 612/414-9528 --------7 of 8-------- From: Socialist Appeal <new [at] socialistappeal.org> Subject: Factory occupations 4.04 3pm Factory Occupations From Venezuela to Chicago A new film on the Venezuelan Revolution [freteco01.jpg] WHAT: With millions of jobs being lost and perfectly good factories being closed, workers around the world are taking things into their own hands. In Venezuela, workers at several factories have occupied the plants and are running them under workers' democratic control - without bosses. Inspired by this, workers at Chicago's Republic Windows and Doors factory occupied their plant for six days and won an important victory. Join us for a new film on Freteco, Venezuela's Revolutionary Front of Workers in Factories Occupied / Under Workers' Control, presented with English subtitles. After the 40 minute film, John Peterson, National Secretary of the U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign, will introduce a discussion on what U.S. workers can learn from these experiences. April 4th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Sumner Library, Nellie Stone Johnson Room (611 Van White Memorial Blvd. in North Minneapolis) This event is free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Please contact msp [at] ushov.org or call 612-426-3897 for more information. Sponsored by the Workers International League and Hands Off Venezuela. --------8 of 8-------- From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at] riseup.net> Subject: Econ crisis/CTV 4.04 9pm Masterful Minneapolis Television Network (MTN) viewers: "Our World In Depth" cablecasts on MTN Channel 17 on Saturdays at 9pm and Tuesdays at 8am, after DemocracyNow! Households with basic cable may watch. Sat, 4/4, 9pm and Tues, 4/7, 8am The Economic Crisis: A Recent History of Deregulation Talk given by People's Economist Karen Redleaf on some of the causes of the current economic crisis. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - David Shove shove001 [at] tc.umn.edu rhymes with clove Progressive Calendar over 2225 subscribers as of 12.19.02 please send all messages in plain text no attachments vote third party for president for congress now and forever Socialism YES Capitalism NO To GO DIRECTLY to an item, eg --------8 of x-------- do a find on --8
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