Progressive Calendar 08.02.09
From: David Shove (
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 02:28:13 -0700 (PDT)
             P R O G R E S S I V E   C A L E N D A R   08.02.09

1. Single payer demo   8.02 12noon
2. Mpls politics/AM950 8.02 3pm

3. Peace walk          8.03 6pm RiverFalls WI
4. Organic farm        8.03 6pm

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From: Roger Cuthbertson <rojo [at]>
Subject: Single payer demo 8.02 12noon


A group of us are going to do some bannering and leafleting before the
Twins Game this Sunday, August 2, from noon until the game starts, shortly
after 1:10 PM.  Come and join us!  We plan to be located in front of the
stadium, more or less between the light rail station and the font doors of
the stadium or wherever we can hold some ground in that general area. Look
for our bedsheet sized red banner, which will say, "SINGLE PAYER MED CARE
FOR ALL!".  The banner will be held high on eight foot long 1X2's. Bring a
sign, if you have one.  If not, you could help hold the banner or one of
our signs.  If we could get relieved of holding the banner, we could maybe
fly a message kite or two with statements in favor of Single Payer
Publicly Funded Universal Health Care.

It is urgent for us to hit the streets now, as Congress continues its
process of whittling down the Public Option plan down to nothing more than
a cruel joke.  Let's keep demanding what we really want, not settling for
the crumbs the insurance industry wants to leave us.  Roger Cuthbertson
952-474-2476 and Tom Hooley 651-464-6682

This is going to be fun!  Joel, if you can come, please could you bring
your guitar as you have sometimes done in the past.  The only caution
would be that the instrument might get jostled and broken in the crowded
environment. So, bring it if you can come and dare do it.  Besides these
two songs that you could accompany, you have that Medicare Blues that you
sing.  You could bring some copies of the words to help us all join in.
Others might bring instruments, and songs, too if they dare.  Does someone
want to volunteer to lead the chorus?  Be in the chorus?  Talk to us.
Bring your theater.  Bring your messages and your flyers.  Tom will have
some fliers to pass out.  The more, the better.  Who will lead the "H M O,
You Ugly" cheer?  I will be probably flying a kite.  I will probably sing,
but not bring an instrument.

Calling all musicians and singers and demonstrators!  Help us out.  I hear
the singing voices of 300 million Americans demanding Single Payer.  They
are louder than the din of a baseball game.  They are singing the songs
everywhere. They can be heard in Washington.  They cannot be ignored by
Congress. The members of Congress are singing the songs.  Their insurance
industry lobbyist are backing out the doors of congress singing these new
songs. Max Baucus is whistling the Medicare Battle Hymn. Well, we can
dream, can't we?  See you Sunday.  Don't forget to bring your sign or
message, if you have one.  Viva Single Payer!  Roger

Subject: Words for 2 Songs for Single Payer

Medicare Battle Hymn

Mine eyes have seen the wonders of a single payer plan
In nineteen sixty five the Congress said, now, yes we can
They passed a single payer plan, they called it Medicare
And we're so glad it's there

The lobbyists will try to fool ya
 THE-Y-- will think up lies to scare ya
They work for corporations who are surely not your friends
So don't believe their spin

We've got to stand together and to fight for what is fair
to educate the public and to make them all aware
that what we need is public FI-nance linked to private care
You'll be so glad it's there


Rock a bye baby

Rock a bye baby, don't you get sick
Your mom and dad will go broke real quick
Grandpa and Grandma wish it weren't true
big rich insurers don't care about you

Rock a bye tax cuts helping the rich
You're out of luck-- if YOUR kid gets sick
Health care insurers rack in the cash
if you are POOR, they'll treat you like trash

Rock a bye profits that's what they love
Kids and grand-PA-rents merit a shove
Everyone IS in danger it's true
Cuz big rich insurers don't care about you

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From: David Shove
Subject: Mpls politics/AM950 8.02 3pm

James Mayer Of the People with Host James Mayer
Join Us
Every Sunday Afternoon
3-4 p.m.
Minneapolis politics

John Kolstad: candidate for Mpls mayor, host of Kolstad Speaker Training
Michael Katch: candidate for city council ward 7
David Shove: New Broom

Just before and during the RNC convention, a police atate was imposed upon
parts of St Paul and Minneapolis. It was supported by both city councils
and both mayors. New Broom (sweeps clean) was born at that time: if
incumbents waltz to easy re-election, they will conclude they can side
with power because we don't mind. Further investigation showed the
councils and mayors also unacceptable on many other grounds. The Mpls
council and mayor are up for election this November; insurgent candidates
across all parties are working together to replace them with honest

Frequent speaker training offered by Papa John Kolstad has helped bring
together candidates of many parties.

Kolstad was a reluctant candidate for mayor; he will explain how and why
he was convinced to run.

Michael Katch is a policy guru running for city council; he will detail
some of the shortcomings of the present city government.

[above description by David Shove not James Mayer]

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From: Nancy Holden <d.n.holden [at]>
Subject: Peace walk 8.03 6pm RiverFalls WI

River Falls Peace and Justice Walkers. We meet every Monday from 6-7 pm on
the UWRF campus at Cascade Ave. and 2nd Street, immediately across from
"Journey" House. We walk through the downtown of River Falls. Contact:
d.n.holden [at] Douglas H Holden 1004 Morgan Road River Falls,
Wisconsin 54022

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From: Erin Parrish <erin [at]>
Subject: Organic farm 8.03 6pm

August 3: Women's Environmental Institute Organic Farm School. "It All
Comes Down to Humus" with Pat Ferrell, University of MN Duluth Soil
Scientist and Geographer. 6 - 8 PM at Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis.


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