Progressive Calendar 06.13.09
From: David Shove (
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 04:11:16 -0700 (PDT)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   06.13.09

1. Peace walk        6.13 9am Cambridge MN
2. ComGarden sale    6.13 9am
3. Outdoor furnace   6.13 10am
4. Organic baby      6.13 11am
5. Stop evictions    6.13 11am
6. Northtown vigil   6.13 2pm
7. Cuba/Rev/LatAm    6.13 7pm
8. Poor justice      6.13 9pm

9. Juneteenth        6.14 11am
10. Stillwater vigil 6.14 1pm
11. Slavoj Zizek     6.14 8pm

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From: Ken Reine <reine008 [at]>
Subject: Peace walk 6.13 9am Cambridge MN

every Saturday 9AM to 9:35AM
Peace walk in Cambridge - start at Hwy 95 and Fern Street

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From: Lydia Howell <lydiahowell [at]>
Subject: ComGarden sale 6.13 9am

9 am to 5 pm
2727 12th Av S - in garden south Minneapolis

The 12th and 13th Avenue Community garden is having a garage sale
fundraiser SAT. JUNE 13, this weekend. We are raising money to pay for our
property taxes and water bill for the 2009 season. Please stop by and
mention you saw this ad on ComGar and we'll give you a 10% discount - just
for supporting your local community garden.


SAT. JUNE, 13th
9 am to 5 pm
2727  12th Avenue South - in the garden
Located 2 blocks east of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, across the
street from Andersen School and 3 1/2 blocks north of Lake Street
in South Minneapolis.

Handicapped accessible (sort of) if you approach from the alley side.

You'll find 3-4 families worth of stuff including:
Computer accessories
Household goods
Small furniture
Gardening supplies
Short pencils
Unpopped plastic bags
Icky snails
and much more

Visit this historic garden - we are the first community garden in
Minneapolis to outright purchase ourselves - we are owned by our community
and have been for almost a decade. We can build and plant what we like and
not worry about losing our lease. However, because we own ourselves, we
also have to meet all expenses in creative ways - hence the garage sale.

As always, we love to have visitors so drop by for a little bit on
Saturday and enjoy the benefits of an oasis in the city.

COMGAR is for community gardeners in the Twin Cities Metro Area and
Greater Minnesota) to share timely information, seek advice from other
gardeners, and learn about resources available to gardeners.
Send emails to comgar-l [at]
< [at]>.

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From: Leslie Reindl <alteravista [at]>
Subject: Outdoor furnace 6.13 10am

Designing for a Changing Future:
Collaborating with Materials and Natural Forces

Design and Construction of an
Saturday, June 13, 2009,10 am to noon
Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., St. Paul

A free, illustrated workshop that examines the current design of our
society--enforced dependence and globalization--and ways to relocalize by
developing skills and using natural forces to accomplish complex work.
This workshop covers building an outdoor furnace using mostly simple,
inexpensive materials.

Presented by Wilhelm Reindl, educated in physics at University of Munich,
former researcher at University of Minnesota and with federal Bureau of
Mines, energy consultant to government and industry, independent energy
entrepreneur / inventor.

FFI 651-633-4410, alteravista [at],
Sponsored by Wilderness Connections, Inc., St. Paull

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From: Do It Green! Minnesota <Do_It_Green_Minnesota [at]>
Subject: Organic baby 6.13 11am

Saturday, June 13th 11am-12noon- Sustainable Ideas for Raising an
Organic Baby on a Budget; This workshop will be presented at the Back
to the Basics Baby Fair at the St Francis Medical Center in Shakopee,
MN. Presented by Sara Grochowski, Do It Green! Minnesota.

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Stop evictions 6.13 11am

March and Rally: Stop Foreclosures and Evictions!
Saturday, June 13, 11am (Gather) Lake Street and Clinton Avenue South,
Minneapolis. 11:15am (March), Noon (Rally) U.S. Bank, Lake Street Office,
908 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. Tell the banks and mortgage companies:
"Stop Foreclosures and Evictions! Let People Stay!"

U.S. Bank has received 6.6 billion dollars in Troubles Assets Relief
Program (TARP), yet along with other banks and mortgage companies,
continues to foreclose and evict people. On May 8, the Minneapolis City
Council passed a resolution urging banks and mortgage companies
foreclosing properties in Minneapolis to allow foreclosed homeowners to
remain in their homes after the foreclosure and to allow tenants in
foreclosed rental properties to remain in their rental homes. The City
Council resolution states: "Minneapolis homeowners, tenants, and
neighborhoods have suffered a growing number of foreclosed and vacant
homes. These foreclosures destabilize families and neighborhoods in many

Meanwhile, the banks have received billions of dollars in federal
"bailouts" while continuing to foreclose and evict working and low-income
people from their homes. The Minneapolis City Council resolution is a
"policy recommendation" to the banks and mortgage companies. It will take
the power of the people to demand that the banks and mortgage companies
institute policies that stop putting people on the street through
foreclosures and evictions. Join others in protest to deliver the message
to banks and mortgage companies to stop putting working and low-income
people out of their homes.

Initiated by: the Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout. WAMM is a
member of the Minnesota Coalition for a People's Bailout. FFI and Updates:
Call 612-822-8020 or visit .

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From: Vanka485 [at]
Subject: Northtown vigil 6.13 2pm

Peace vigil at Northtown (Old Hwy 10 & University Av), every Saturday

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From: Women Against Military Madness <wamm [at]>
Subject: Cuba/Rev/LatAm 6.13 7pm

"50 Years of Cuban Revolution: Lessons for Latin America"
Saturday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Central Labor Union Council, Second Floor,
312 Central Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis.

Jorge Martin, International Secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
and regular presenter at the Havana Book Fair in Cuba will discuss the
history and experience of the Cuban Revolution, the lessons for Latin
America, and perspectives for the future. August Nimtz, professor at the
University of Minnesota and expert on Cuba will also be a features
speaker. Sponsored by: Hands Off Venezuela, the Workers International
League and the Minnesota Cuba Committee. Endorsed by: WAMM. FFI: Call
651-373-7609 or email msp [at]

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From: Eric Angell <eric-angell [at]>
Subject: Poor justice 6.13 9pm

Most-awesome 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

Sat 6/13, 9pm and Tues, 6/16, 8am **
Poor People's Justice
Carolina Lamas, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Justice Center in
St. Paul and Michael Friedman, Executive Director of the Legal Rights
Center in Minneapolis share the basics of the legal process for people who
are at risk of arrest including many poor people and people of color.
Guest hosted by Jude Ortiz.

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From: Michelle Gross <mgresist [at]>
Subject: Juneteenth 6.14 11am

Help set up and staff our booth at the
Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Sunday, June 14th
Boom Island, 724 Sibley St NE, Minneapolis

Juneteenth is a celebration of the unofficial end of slavery, some two
years after Lincoln's emancipation proclamation when word finally reached
Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865.  This date is recognized across the US
as African American liberation day.

One of the largest annual celebrations is here in Minneapolis and we have
a wildly popular booth every year.  It you can dedicate a few hours to
help us with the booth, you'll have fun, meet lots of cool people, and
your efforts will really be appreciated.  Set up is early--we'll be
meeting at Walker Church at 7:00 a.m. to load up and car pool to Boom

The festival itself runs 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and we'll need help
staffing the booth and tearing down afterwards.  If you can help, please
reply to this email to let us know or just show up on Sunday either at
Walker in the morning or at the booth during the festival.  This year we
will focus on stolen lives around the state as well as the RNC 8 case.

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From: scot b <earthmannow [at]>
Subject: Stillwater vigil 6.14 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: Amanda Luker <amanda [at]>
Subject: Slavoj Zizek 6.14 8pm

Arise! Bookstore presents annual weekly Summer Series
In an annual tradition, Arise! Bookstore will be hosting a series of free
weekly events throughout the summer, each with a different theme
reflecting the diverse interests of volunteers at the collectively run
bookstore. The events will take place each Sunday night at 8pm, opening
with a speaker or performance, and ending with the screening of a film
after sundown.

June 14 Theory Party! An evening of philosophy bingo, snacks and an
introduction to Zizek.
FILM  Zizek! a documentary exploring the eccentric personality and esoteric
work of Slavoj Zizek, the "wild man of theory."

Arise! Bookstore 2441 Lyndale Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55406


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