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|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 09:08:27 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 06.04.09 1. Info freedom 6.03 11am 2. Edgertonite 6.03 7pm 3. Food hell/film 6.03 8pm 4. Fresh/food/film 6.03 time? 5. Climate change 6.04 2pm 6. Vs foreclosure 6.04 2pm 7. Vs WalMart 6.04 3:30pm 8. Eagan peace vigil 6.04 4:30pm 9. Northtown vigil 6.04 5pm 10. Civil rights dept 6.04 6pm 11. Green burial 6.04 6:30pm 12. Coldsnap/radicals 6.04 7pm 13. Radical poetry 6.04 7pm --------1 of 13-------- From: Andy Driscoll <andy [at] driscollgroup.com> Subject: Info freedom 6.03 11am TRUTH TO TELL KFAI - 90.3FM-Minneapolis/106.7FM Saint Paul and STREAMING at <http://www.KFAI.org WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 11:00AM FREEDOM OF INFORMATION: Open Government vs. Privacy We have in the last couple decades confronted an unprecedented time and volume of government secrecy even as our technological developments have enabled an unconscionable level of identity and data mining. Governments - federal, state and local - stamp "SECRET" or "TOP SECRET" or "CONFIDENTIAL" over millions of documents and files containing what should be public information. Minnesota's Data Practices Act is riddled with rules designed to provide or withhold all kinds of information relating to the state's business. Experts disagree on which should be available and which should not. Insidious in a democracy, the shutting down of information citizens must know to properly govern themselves has become an obsession of elected and appointed officials throughout the systems designed to serve us. Yes, we have the FOI - the Freedom of Information Act but that has neither stopped nor abated the attempts to keep from the public the more critical record of their governing institutions. And yet...and yet. We seem to be losing the battle to ensure and control our privacy, not to mention our bank accounts and personal belongings our very identities. We think nothing of going online and ordering goods and services, giving up to an electronic data compiler the very information we hold dear. Why can't we stop the illegal mining of our data while we have to pry open government files? When is government information legitimately kept from us? And how can we protect our personal lives from predators? "Transparency in Government" is the theme of the 2009 Summit of the National Freedom of Information Coalition at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6th. TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN talk with speakers and others expected there journalists, a heralded advocate, an ethicist and a librarian in search of the proper access and limits we should seek for governing ourselves and protecting privacy. GUESTS: HELEN BURKE Senior Librarian, Hennepin Co. Library Government Documents; President, MN Coalition on Government Information (MN-COGI) JANE KIRTLEY Professor, School of Journalism, and Director, Silha Center for Media Law and Ethics - University of MN RICH NEUMEISTER Citizen Lobbyist, FOI Advocate, Winner, 2009 John R. Finnegan Award REP. MARY LIZ HOLBERG (R-Lakeville) Privacy advocate --------2 of 13-------- From: jwilson [at] enp-news.org Subject: Edgertonite 6.03 7pm Edgertonite National Party meeting Wednesday, 3 June 2009 at 7:00 PM Blue Moon coffee shop, 3822 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN For more info: http://www.enp-news.org or jwilson [at] enp-news.org Public Welcome --------3 of 13-------- From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at] visi.com> From: xlart [at] comcast.net wrote: Subject: Food hell/film 6.03 8pm Dear friends of Casket Cinema, Our next film at Casket Cinema is OUR DAILY BREAD. It is a highly acclaimed documentary on food by Nikolaus Geyrhalter. We will show it on June 3rd, doors at 7:30pm movie will be projected on video at 8pm. June 3rd, Doors at 7:30, films at 8pm, please BYOB and proceeds from your $5 donation will go to the the filmmaker or to a charity TBD. WHERE: Casket Arts Building Studio 145, 681 17th AVE NE (parking lot above 17th AVE to the left, off Monroe) Minneapolis, MN As always, please BYOB and enter thru the NE loading dock door, under the big RED arrow! Sponsored by Casket Cinema, Mark Wojahn & Tobin Russell Photography, special guest Host for this movie is Wilbur Ince Casket Cinema is located inside Studio 145. It is a "living" art space for the collaboration of ideas and solutions for our local and global community. We encourage you to participate here with your thoughts and concerns. We hope to be expanding this vision with your involvement. >From the Icarus Films Website-http://icarusfilms.com/new2006/odb.html "In sealed rooms, as sterile as computer microprocessor factories, chicks hatch while being closely monitored. A huge hose sucks salmon out of a fjord. Metal teeth chomp up fields of sunflowers which, thanks to chemicals, have withered at just the right time. On mechanized conveyer systems, chickens are cut up and pigs are gutted in seconds, although cows take a little longer. OUR DAILY BREAD reveals the little-known world of high-tech agriculture. In a series of visually stunning, continuously tracking, wide-screen images that seem right out of a science-fiction movie, we see the places where food is cultivated and processed: surreal landscapes optimized for agricultural machinery, clean rooms in cool industrial buildings designed for maximum efficiency, and elaborate machines that operate on a 'disassembly line' basis. There's little space for humans here. They almost seem like flaws in this system: undersized and vulnerable, though they adapt as best they can, with chemical suits, respirators, ear protectors, and helmets. They do the jobs for which machines have not yet been invented. Dispensing entirely with explanatory commentary or 'talking-head' interviews, OUR DAILY BREAD unfolds on the screen like a disturbing dream: an endlessly fascinating flow of images, an insistent gaze, accompanied only by the persistent industrial soundtrack - whirring, clattering, booming, slurping - of the ingenious marvels of mechanization employed by agri-business. While this remarkable documentary will likely engender fascination, awe and even shock amongst viewers, OUR DAILY BREAD simply aims to show the industrial production of food as a reflection of our society's values: plenty of everything, made as quickly and as efficiently as modern technology permits." Some praise for OUR DAILY BREAD- "The 2001: A Space Odyssey of modern food production." - The Nation "Devastating! A Must-See!" - The New York Times "A rare achievement in the documentary film genre...reflexive, subtle and intelligent." - Leonardo Digital Reviews "Casts a calmly unsettling spell...This is 'Fast Food Nation' envisioned, 'Koyaanisqatsi'-like, on a grand scale: 'Fast Food Planet.'" - The Chicago Tribune "An invigoratingly subtle form of political cinema." - Cinema Scope "Outstanding! Provocative! Eccentrically lovely and frequently horrifying." - Premiere Mark Wojahn Filmmaker/Photographer Casket Arts ste #145 681 17th Ave NE Mpls, MN 55413 s(612)781-5223 --------4 of 13-------- From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at] visi.com> From: Christine Frank Subject: Fresh/food/film 6.03 time? A screening of: FRESH Fresh celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are re-inventing our food system. Wednesday, June 3 Riverview Theater 3800 42nd Avenue on June 3rd Please see http://www.riverviewtheater.com/specialscreening Admission: $10.00 Sponsored by The Birchwood Cafe --------5 of 13--------- From: Institute on the Environment <danie419 [at] umn.edu> Subject: Climate change 6.04 2pm IonE Special Announcement Climate Change: Health Problems and Healthy Solutions Dr Epstein This seminar is presented by Paul Epstein, associate director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and a medical doctor trained in tropical public health. Epstein has worked in Africa, Asia and Latin America and, in 1993, he coordinated an eight-part series on health and climate change for The Lancet, a British medical journal. He has collaborated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to assess the health impacts of climate change and to develop health applications of climate forecasting and remote sensing. He has received recognition for his contributions to the IPCC, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. June 4, 2-4 p.m. 380 VoTech Bldg., 1954 Buford Ave., University of MN StPaul campus Sponsor: Institute on the Environment / Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise About iSE The Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise (iSE), a new program of the IonE, promotes collaboration among business, academic, government and nongovernmental sectors to bring vital social and environmental change. Working together across industries and disciplines, the iSE experts will develop high-demand, high-impact and timely approaches to sustainability. --------6 of 13-------- From: Ed Nelson <ed [at] hocmn.org> Subject: Vs foreclosure 6.04 2pm The Minnesota Home Ownership Center, working in partnership with the Minneapolis Fed, the Hope Now Alliance and NeighborWorks America, is hosting a large-scale foreclosure prevention workshop at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Thursday, June 4th from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. Local and national organizations partner to combat foreclosures in Minnesota Partnership enhances statewide efforts, attracts long list of lenders and servicers to June 4th workshop for struggling homeowner The Minnesota Home Ownership Center and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis are joining with two national organizations, HOPE NOW and NeighborWorks America, to bring a large-scale foreclosure prevention workshop to the Twin Cities later this week. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, June 4th from 2:00 - 8:00 pm at the St. Paul RiverCentre. The event will bring numerous local housing counselors, national lenders, and servicers under one-roof, creating a one-stop shop for foreclosure prevention. This partnership combines our local foreclosure counseling expertise with Hope Nows lender/servicer relationships. It is a powerful combination that will be of immediate benefit to troubled homeowners said Julie Gugin, Executive Director of the Minnesota Home Ownership Center. The event, which expected to draw as many as 800 homeowners, is a chance for homeowners to speak with a non-profit foreclosure counselor and meet face-to-face with their lender to work on a possible loan modification to help them stay in their homes. Over 25 lenders and servicers will be at the event, including Citi, Countrywide, and Wells Fargo which have a large presence in Minnesota. There will also be dozens of additional resources available for struggling homeowners including property tax assistance, legal resources, energy assistance and more. The Minnesota Home Ownership Center has offered similar foreclosure prevention workshops over the past two years. This is the first time the local organization is working with a national partner. Resources will be available in English, Spanish, Hmong and other languages. To view a list of participating lenders, visit www.hocmn.org/ hopenow.cfm. For more information about this event, or to learn about local foreclosure prevention resources, call the Minnesota Home Ownership Center at (651) 659-9336. The Center works with a network of community-based organizations that offer free, confidential advice about mortgages and foreclosure. HOPE NOW is the industry-created alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, counselors, and other mortgage market participants that has developed and is implementing a coordinated plan to help as many homeowners as possible prevent foreclosure and stay in their homes. For more information go to www.HopeNow.com or call the free HOPE Hotline at (888) 995-HOPE. The Minnesota Home Ownership Center is the state of Minnesotas independent, non-profit resource for education, counseling and information services for both homeowners struggling with foreclosure and first-time homebuyers. In addition to mortgage support counseling, another 30 non-profit and government agencies statewide offer the Centers Home Stretch course for first-time homebuyers and free, one- on-one homebuyer counseling services. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System the central bank of the United States. NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. Much of our success is achieved through our support of the NeighborWorks network more than 230 community development organizations working in 4,400 urban, suburban and rural communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America is the nations leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. --------7 of 13-------- From: Rhoda Gilman <rhodagilman [at] earthlink.net> From: "stpaulunions.org" <jrebar [at] stpaulunions.org> Subject: Vs WalMart 6.04 3:30pm Wal-Mart workers across the county are taking on the largest corporation in the world. Twin Cities Wal-Mart workers are stepping forward for better workplaces and better lives. Seven workers from Minnesota stores joined workers from all over the country to bring their voices for change to Washington. They called for action - for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act so they could bring change to Wal-Mart. Hear from these workers and Support their courageous action: Wal-Mart Workers for Change Rally Thursday, June 4 3:30 PM Midway Wal-Mart, St. Paul For More information, contact UFCW Local 789 at 651-451-6240 If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for St. Paul Regional Labor Federation <http://www.unionvoice.org/stpaul/join.html?r=M1_pJGMqJ5lOE> . --------8 of 13-------- From: Greg and Sue Skog <family4peace [at] msn.com> Subject: Eagan peace vigil 6.04 4:30pm PEACE VIGIL EVERY THURSDAY from 4:30-5:30pm on the Northwest corner of Pilot Knob Road and Yankee Doodle Road in Eagan. We have signs and candles. Say "NO to war!" The weekly vigil is sponsored by: Friends south of the river speaking out against war. --------9 of 13-------- From: EKalamboki [at] aol.com Subject: Northtown vigil 6.04 5pm NORTHTOWN Peace Vigil every Thursday 5-6pm, at the intersection of Co. Hwy 10 and University Ave NE (SE corner across from Denny's), in Blaine. Communities situated near the Northtown Mall include: Blaine, Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, Shoreview, Arden Hills, Spring Lake Park, Fridley, and Coon Rapids. We'll have extra signs. For more information people can contact Evangelos Kalambokidis by phone or email: (763)574-9615, ekalamboki [at] aol.com. --------10 of 13-------- From: Cam Gordon <camgordon333 [at] msn.com> Subject: Civil rights dept 6.04 6pm Please consider coming on the 4th for a strategy meeting. ( 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Mpls Urban League South office 411 East 38th St. ) My sense is that if we "turn up the heat" we may be able to stop this. See below for more info. Cam -- Dear Community, You've been hearing about this struggle for the last couple of months. Yes, there is actually a plan to dismantle the Civil Rights Department in Minneapolis!!! Yes, the Task Force is doing their job, but the community really has to let this administration know that we still need our Civil Rights Department!!! Do you realize what can happen to the rights of the people if this plan is allowed to proceed? Do you understand that we are going to have to stand up and fight for the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department to remain intact? What will happen to you if you have a discrimination complaint and you are gay, or a woman who is African - American, African, Latino or Native American, European- American, Hmong or any other woman of color, someone with a disability, or a man who is African American, African, Native American, and European-American, Latino, Hmong or any other man of color? What if someone discriminates against you because of your religion or mental health status? What if you are a Senior Citizen with an age discrimination complaint? Where will you go if discrimination happens to you? We have not come this far to turn back now!!!! What was the Civil Rights Movement about if we allow this travesty of justice to happen now? You know that discrimination continues!!!This is one of the most important issues of our time! How can you help? How can you become involved? 1. Come to a strategy meeting on June 4th, 2009 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Minneapolis Urban League South Office 411 East 38th street, Minneapolis 55409 (4th Avenue & 38th Street South) 2. Call Mayor Rybak at 673-2100 and 3. Call your City Council Representative (call Minneapolis 311 for telephone numbers) Tell them no budget cuts to the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights!!! Do not transfer the Complaint Investigations Unit of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Department to the St. Paul Human Rights Department!!! 4. E-mail Lori Saroya (CAIR) and tell her that you and your organization want to join the campaign to save the Civil Rights Department! Tell her that you want to co- sponsor our Community Meeting on June 10th, 2009! (No money needed to co-sponsor) The e-mail address for Lori Saroya is lsaroya [at] cair.com. Thank-you!!! See you on June 4th, 2009 at 6:00 pm at MUL South Cheryl Morgan Spencer Minneapolis Urban League cmspencer [at] mul.org --------11 of 13-------- From: Anon Subject: Green burial 6.04 6:30pm Free public forum: Family-Directed Funerals and Green Burials; June 4, 6:30 - 8 pm; Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale S., sponsored by The Minnesota Threshold Network. Topics include: conscious dying, caring for a body at home, holding a vigil, legal issues involved with family-directed funerals, green burials. Website: mnthresholdnetwork.wordpress.com . [Could we green bury Michelle Bachman? -ed] --------12 of 13-------- From: smilyus [at] msn.com Subject: Coldsnap/radicals 6.04 7pm Come to the next Coldsnap open meeting! Learn more about how we go about providing legal support to the radical community, and how you can get involved. Thursday, June 4, 7pm Blue Nile Restaurant 2027 Franklin Ave E, Mpls For more information about us, check out http://www.coldsnaplegal.org or email us at coldsnap [at] riseup.net. For more information about yourself, request your file from the FBI. love and solidarity, Coldsnap Legal Collective Melissa Hill St. Anthony East, Minneapolis [Radicals yes! Time-serving dullards no! -ed] --------13 of 13-------- From: brian hokanson <bjhokanson [at] gmail.com> Subject: Radical poetry 6.04 7pm Thursday, June 4, 7pm Arise! Books and Resources Center 2441 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis 612.871.7110 | arise [at] arisebookstore.org Mark Nowak will read from his new book, Coal Mountain Elementary, as well as speak on his "poetry dialogues" with Ford autoworkers in the United States and South Africa, striking clerical workers (through AFSCME 3800), and Muslim nurses (as featured on NPR's "Marketplace"). http://coalmountain.wordpress.com/ http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781566892285-0 Nowak is the author of Coal Mountain Elementary (Coffee House Press, 2009) and Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004). For the past several years he has been designing and facilitating "poetry dialogues" with Ford autoworkers in the United States and South Africa (through the UAW and NUMSA), striking clerical workers (through AFSCME 3800), Muslim/Somali nurses and healthcare workers (through Rufaidah), and others. Nowak's writings on new labor poetics have recently appeared in Goth: Undead Subculture (Duke, 2007), American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan, 2007), The Progressive, and elsewhere. A native of Buffalo, New York, he now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota where he is an Associate Professor at the College of St. Catherine. *"Coal Mountain Elementary is an imaginative and shocking reminder of what it means, in the most human and poignant terms, to be a miner, whether in this country or in China, or for that matter anywhere in the industrial world. It is also a tribute to miners and working people everywhere. It manages, in photos and in words, to portray an entire culture. And it is a stunning educational tool." -Howard Zinn* [Radical poetry yes! 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