Progressive Calendar 05.24.09
From: David Shove (
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 08:45:36 -0700 (PDT)
            P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R    05.24.09
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1. Medicare for all 5.24 9:30am
2. Anti-oppression  5.24 12noon
3. Stillwater vigil 5.24 1pm
4. Camden 28/film   5.24 4pm
5. 1st NationsRadio 5.24 7pm

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From: Elin Soderlund <elin [at]>
Subject: Medicare for all 5.24 9:30am

Dr. Elizabeth Fox, co-chair of the Minnesota Chapter of Physicians for a
National Health Plan ( First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve
Minneapolis, Sunday May 24 at 9:30 AM

You may have heard representatives from PNHP on Amy Goodman's program.
They advocate for an improved "Medicare for all" health system:  Equal
care for those living in the park and those living on New York's Park
Avenue.  For profit insurance should play no role in an efficient and just
system.  No insurance? Staying in the Cities over the Memorial Day Weekend
because of your medical bills?  Want to find out about PNHP and other
Single Payer organizations? Come to Mt.Curve for a cup of tea/coffe Sunday

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From: farheen [at]
From: [rnc2008protest]
Subject: Anti-oppression 5.24 12noon

CRASS Presents: A Community Anti-Oppression Workshop
Sunday, May 24
1050 Selby Avenue, St. Paul (E of Lexington)

Coming up on 9 months after the RNC: most charges have been dropped,
relationships have grown (or been strained), and struggles for justice
continue.  But WHO is continuing to do this work?  Who is not?  Towards
which ends and by which processes are we re-formulating our long-term
goals?  For what reasons did we struggle last September in the first

At this workshop, a facilitator from Training for Change who has a long
history of engaging in revolutionary struggle will help us engage in
examining how we work with each other as we strive for our radical
visions.  Warning: this workshop will NOT be a place to address individual
conflicts, to engage in "oppression Olympics" (CRASS supports olympic
resistance!), or to leave feeling our anti-oppression commitment has been
completed.  On the other hand, this workshop WILL be a place for
confronting issues of privilege, identity and accountability; developing
and learning concrete strategies for ally work; and stepping towards the
stronger communities we must maintain in order to achieve revolutionary
goals of any stripe.

Community Anti-Oppression Workshop * Sunday, May 24 * Noon-4pm * 1050
Selby Avenue, St. Paul *

Please plan to attend and bring a friend.  This shit is important because
our liberations will always be bound together.

P.S. On the CRASS website ( is a short list of
background reading for people who are interested.  This reading is in no
way a requirement to attending the workshop - just some additional
resources from varied voices which CRASS takes no particular stand on.

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From: scot b <earthmannow [at]>
Subject: Stillwater vigil 5.24 1pm

A weekly Vigil for Peace Every Sunday, at the Stillwater bridge from 1- 2
p.m.  Come after Church or after brunch ! All are invited to join in song
and witness to the human desire for peace in our world. Signs need to be
positive.  Sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Peacemakers.

If you have a United Nations flag or a United States flag please bring it.
Be sure to dress for the weather . For more information go to

For more information you could call 651 275 0247 or 651 999 - 9560

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From: luce <luce [at]>
Subject: Camden 28/film 5.24 4pm

Join us for a potluck and screening of "The Camden 28" on Sunday, May
24th.  All proceeds benefit recent anti-NAFTA superhighway arrestees in

Sunday, May 24, 4:00 pm
Mayday Books, 301 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis
Cost: $5-15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

About the movie: How far would you go to stop a war? "The Camden 28"
recalls a 1971 raid on a Camden, N.J., draft board office by "Catholic
Left" activists protesting the Vietnam War and its effects on urban
America. Arrested on site in a clearly planned sting, the protesters
included four Catholic priests, a Lutheran minister, and 23 others. The
Camden 28 reveals the story behind the arrests - a provocative tale of
government intrigue and personal betrayal - and the ensuing legal battle,
which Supreme Court Justice William Brennan called "one of the great
trials of the 20th century." Thirty-five years later, the participants
take stock of the motives, fears, and costs of their activism - and its
relevance to America today.

About the Indiana arrestees: Hugh and Tiga are long-time Bloomington, IN
residents and activists who were recently arrested and now face an
assortment of misdemeanor and felony charges for the community organizing
work they've done in resistance to I-69. I-69 is part of the NAFTA
superhighway, already constructed from Canada to Indianapolis and in parts
of Mexico, Central and South America. This highway is meant to provide
multi-national corporations a more cost-effective way to move goods and
capital throughout each country, allowing them to cheaply exploit the
people and natural resources of Latin America and lessening companies'
accountability in terms of human and environmental rights. Its
construction in Indiana requires evicting hundreds of rural families,
destroying hundreds of acres of land, and devastating the habitats of
countless species of animals, many of them already endangered.

For more info on Hugh and Tiga, see:

For more info on I-69 resistance, see:

[For less info on anything at all, watch TV -ed]

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From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at]>
Subject: First Nations Radio 5.24 7pm

I am happy to announce the newest program to take to KFAI's airwaves:
First Nations Radio!

The program airs for one hour Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM CST and the first
broadcast is on May 24th on KFAI: 90.3 FM in Minneapolis,MN and 106.7fm
in St. Paul, MN.

ONLINE: LIVE STREAMING and archived for 2 weeks after broadcast  at: <>

The program takes the timeslot previously held by Indian Uprising, hosted
by Chris Spotted Eagle.

First Nations Radio is a public affairs program that responds to and
empowers the Native community and promotes understanding and learning in
non-Native listeners.

The program is hosted by Rhiana Yazzie, Wade Keezer, Richard LaFortune,
and Laura Watterman Wittstock.  You can check out the program page (which
is still under construction) at

Stay tuned to KFAI and keep checking that program page for more


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