|Progressive Calendar 08.19.09||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Shove (shove001tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 17:28:02 -0700 (PDT)|
P R O G R E S S I V E C A L E N D A R 08.19.09 1. AlliantACTION Vigil 8.19 7am 2. Rosemary/RT/cityhall 8.19 11am 3. Fat butt/head USA 8.19 11am 4. Climate change 8.19 --------1 of 4-------- From: AlliantACTION <alliantaction [at] circlevision.org> Subject: AlliantACTION Vigil 8.19 7am Join us Wednesday morning, 7-8 am Now in our 14th year of consecutive Wednesday morning vigils outside Alliant Techsystems, 7480 Flying Cloud Drive Eden Prairie. We ask Who Profit$? Who Dies? directions and lots of info: alliantACTION.org --------2 of 4-------- From: Cheri Honkala <cherippehrc [at] hotmail.com> Subject: Rosemary/RT/cityhall 8.19 11am Rosemary Williams and supporters to take demands to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak On Wednesday, Aug. 19, 11:00 a.m, Rosemary Williams, her supporters and neighbors will gather outside Minneapolis City Hall at 350 S 5th Street (south side, across from the light rail station). From there, we will be taking our demands to Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. We will demand that Mayor Rybak use his powers to allow Rosemary to keep her home. Mayor Rybak has connections with the powers that be in the city, statewide and nationwide - with the non-profit and business communities, with the movers and shakers in the DFL and, of course he has discretion over the Minneapolis police department. But most important, as mayor, he should be doing everything in his power to avoid another empty foreclosed home blighting the city. Since August 7, hundreds of people have come out to support Rosemary Williams to save her family home. Ms. Williams has lived on the block for 55 years. She has spent a year speaking out against foreclosure and evictions on every level, always noting that she has not been fighting just for herself but others in the same situation. Ms. Williams is proving to be ray of hope to other families facing foreclosure around the country. GMAC, the main servicer of Ms. Williams's mortgage, tried to evict her bodily from her home on Aug. 7. They tried to buy her off with $5000 and an order to "leave quietly." They offered for her to be renter - in the home GMAC took from her. Ms. Williams has been declaring for year that she intends to keep the home in the family. And the community is behind her. MN Coalition for a People's Bailout - Mick Kelly: 612-715-3280, Linden Gawboy: 612-296-5649 MN Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign - Cheri Honkala: 267-439-8419, Ann Patterson - 612-940-1040 [Last time Rosemary's people were planning to visit the mayor's domain, a house-threatening diversion came up. I wouldn't put it past RT to create another similar diversion. I suspect RT doesn't like this kind of publicity, and he can just pull a few strings, and laugh. Even if he directly or indirectly sics the cops/sheriff etc on the house, some people should go to city hall anyway. Hwave the last laugh. -ed] --------3 of 4-------- From: Andy Driscoll <andy [at] driscollgroup.com> Subject: Fat butt/head USA 8.19 11am [ed head] TruthToTell - WHAT'S UP WITH OUR FOOD?: Safety and Nutrition vs. Cheap Vittles KFAI - 90.3FM-Minneapolis/106.7FM Saint Paul and STREAMING at <http://www.KFAI.org WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 - 11:00AM WHAT'S UP WITH OUR FOOD?: Safety and Nutrition vs. Cheap Vittles America is the most obese nation on earth, consuming tons more fat, sugar and starches than the fresh fruits, vegetables and organic meats necessary to sustain good health and long life. Worse, many of those critical foods are unavailable to a huge percentage of urban and rural dwellers who must either travel miles for access to fresh foods or spend far in excess of their budgets just to balance their diets. Minnesota is among the worst of the nation's states in obesity and unhealthy eating habits, no thanks to the heavy marketing of fast foods and the price differential between commodities produced by polluting feedlots and the fresh produce and clean meats from sustainable organic farming practices. How can we irrigate the so-called "food deserts" that distance people from good, fresh food - in distance and dollars? How can we change our addictive consumption of unhealthy sugars and fats and produce and consume the nutrition-bearing foods necessary for early childhood development and learning behavior? How can we bring healthy organic food prices in line with cheap commodities and the genetically modified and antibiotic-infused meats and crops now poring off the industrial farms of Minnesota, despite state laws prohibiting corporate farming? TTT's ANDY DRISCOLL and LYNNELL MICKELSEN query organic farmers, sustainable food systems advocates and analysts about the state and impact of producing, processing, marketing and consumption of 21st- Century foods. GUESTS: ATINA DIFFLEY - Organic Farmer; Founder, Gardens of Eagan SARAH CLAASSEN - Program Organizer, Community-based Food Systems, Land Stewardship Project TOM TAYLOR - Rural Food Systems Organizer, Land Stewardship Project; former staff, Organic Consumers OTHERS TBD AND YOU! CALL 612-341-0980 CAN'T GET US OVER THE AIR? STREAM TTT LIVE and LATER --------4 of 4-------- From: Sean Gosiewski <sean [at] afors.org> Subject: Climate change 8.19 Wed Aug 19 4th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education, U of MN . www.willstegerfoundation.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ - 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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